Page 4 THE TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TIUBtNE •Cage-ology By Eldon Cage. Tribune Sports Editor' Senators Have Name Players CHARGE! WEDNESDAY, MARCH'3, 1071 units were airborne. The wind was just right to take the kites 200-600 feet high In open spaces. Perhaps the weatherman will cooperate again this weekend tor kite flying. C-0 Mr. Eldon Cage Sports Editor . Tipton Tribune Tipton, Indiana Dear Mr. Gage, Now that the first season and tourney of the Tipton County In- depehdant Basketball League is over we would like to extend our thanks to the Tipton Tribune and Eldon Cage for the fine coverage and publicity and help in getting the league going. Also at this time we would like to thank all the sponsors of the teams for (he part they played in making our first year a success. And to all the fans and boosters of-the league a great big thank you for your cooperation and support. We hope you enjoyed seeing some of your favorite and field for workouts. Scfijp"~ players from thepastyearscom- ules and team members wfiTbe peteing once again. Tipton's Quarter- Miler Car Club officers have scheduled a Car Show for next weekend at the Tipton County 4-IT Building and more, entry applications. were received than can be placed in the show. Doors will open for the public an March 12, 13 and 14.. .these 'dates are on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Advance tickets are $1.50 or the price^is $1.75 at the door. - Advance tickets may be purchased from Quarter Miler Club officers or at the Tipton Police Radio Station from per sonnel.there. A model car contest for youth six years through 13 years is being conducted with the car show and information on this contest will be made public soon. " C-0 Tipton High School Track Coach Myron Chezem reported that at least 50 high school track candidates were out for the squad, and were working out inside the gym. Next Monday, the cinder- men take to the outside track By JOHN G. GRIFFIN UPI Sports Editor POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (UPI)— Ted Williams, about to embark on his third season as a major league manager, conceded today that one more disappointment "could expedite the end of my career manager- wise." . But baseball's last .400-hitter, looking forward to a year when his Senators will include two of the most controversial "names" in the game,'Denny McLain and Curt Flood, indicated he's "optimistic" and not- expecting that disappointment to come along. Williams, true to his lifetime policy of speaking his mind and letting the chips fall where they may, spoke out last fall when the Senators acquired McLain, the erstwhile 30-game winning pitcher and stormy Petrel, from the Detroit Tigers, calling it a "bad deal" because he thought the Senators gave up too much. He didn't back down from that statement but: now he thinks it may work out for the best. "At the time I wasn't too happy about it, but McLain has shown a fine attitude and I'm sure he can help this ball club," Williams said. Flood comes back after a year's self-imposed absence from the game. He refused to report to the Phillies list year after bein£ traded by the Cards, a mov* that led to his suit against baseball charging that . the contract "reserve clause" amounts to "slavery.'' Short acquired Flood from the Phils after promising him that his playing this year wouldn't, jeopardize his suit. Despite McLain and Flood and Frank Howard, the American League home run champion with 44 and runs-batted-in champion with 126, the last- place Senators must do a lot to climb, Yankee Stadium Is To Be Saved publicized as the season progresses. • " C-0 Several aerial kites were flying high above Tipton Sunday afternoon and the "touch of Spring" feeling-was there for a few hours as youth outfought adults to take over the kite strings after the We are now looking forward, to bringing you an even bigger and better league next year. On behalf of the. teams and. players of the league the officers of the league say thank you. George Ogden League President Today's Sports Parade . (Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.) By MILTON RICHMAN - UPI Sports Writer WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (UPI)— Hank Aaron will gladly go five miles out of his way to see a guy who can really hit the hall. So that's what he did. the other day. After,- the Atlanta Braves finished their .'workout he went over to where the . PGA Championship was being held so he could watch Jack Nicklaus. Hank Aaron feels a certain kinship with Jack Nicklaus. "I like him," he says. "He's my favorite golfer. They always try; to compare him with Arnold -Palmer but he's a better, golfer than Palmer in my opinion anyway. They're a lot different" Different how? . Palmer. More Popular Nicklaus doesn't get the publicity Palmer gets. Palmer is more of a crowd pleaser. Understand, I'm not criticizing Palmer. He's a helluva golfer, but he does things differently than Nicklaus. You've seen him, how- he hitches up his pants, how he waves and all that. Nicklaus doesn't do those things. I noticed when he got to the 18th green and the people applauded, he gave it only this." . Aaron "wiggled the fourth and fifth fingers on his right hand slightly. . It couldn't be that in talking . about. the difference between Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, Hank Aaron subscon- sciously was talking about the difference between Willie Mays and himself, could it? "No, Hank Aaron said slowly, thoughtfully. "I don't think so. I admit Willie and I get along about as well as any two guys could. He has had me over to his house and we even borrow each other's bats." Hank Aaron looked across the clubhouse at where Eddie Mathews, a former teammate and now one of Atlanta's coaches, was toweling himself off after having hit at least 100 grounders to the ." Braves', infielders. "I remember when Eddie was playing and we were both hitting good, we had a good friendly feeling toward each other no matter which one of us • had the better day," Aaron said. "Willie and I are on different ball clubs but I think we'll always be friends. Everybody likes to be first but I don't resent anything he does and I don't think he resents anything I do. If you know him at all then you know he's not that way. Hank Aaron is right about Willie Mays. Predicts Aaron's Future Mays, who'll be 40 in two months and has 628 home runs, glosses' over any speculation about whether he'll be able to equal Babe Ruth's record 714 homers but says right out he expects the 37-year-old Aaron with 592, will nave a better crack at the mark. "Hank'll -pass me," Willie By FRED DOWN UPI Sports Writer " NEW YORK (UPI)— Yankee. Stadium, once the jewel of Major League Baseball stadia but now one of the last of the old-time parks, will be purchased by the City of New York in a move to keep the New York' Yankees and. Football Giants from deserting "The Big Town." - Mayor John • Lindsay an-: nounced Tuesday that the city plans to purchase the stadium. for $24-million and will make extensive improvements in parking facilities, auto approaches and lighting in the surrounding area. The overall plan is to give the Yankees and Giants the same ; physical advantages as are enjoyed by the Mets and Jets in Shea Stadium. . Yankee Stadium, the last Major League park' built entirely by private finances, was constructed by Jacob Ruppert, owner of the Yankees, in 1923 at the cost of $2-million. "The House That Ruth Built?' became the ' most famous baseball stadium in the United States and was generally acknowledged to be the best in its field until baseball expansion in the 1960s led to the construction of many new stadia. . In its heyday, Yankee Stadium was big a tourist attraction in New York City as the Empire State Building, the Statute of Liberty and the United Nations. The man who made Yankee says, left." "He's got several years Aaron says he'll keep playing as long' as his legs feel good and right now they feel fine. He also says he knows where Mays eventually will wind up. "In the Hall of Fame," Hank Aaron says. "Willie is a cinch." Get ready for Spring with... 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A gigantic pile of stone and) iron with three tiers, it defied the greatest power hitters of the game, - including Ruth, to clear its outermost fences. No player in baseball history ever hit a fair ball out of it. For some 40 years Yankee Stadium was "The Big Ball Park"— where the big events happened. It was there that Grover Cleveland Alexander came out of the bullpen in the seventh inning of the seventh game of the 1926 World Series to strike out Tony Lazzeri and give the St Louis Cardinals - the first world championship in^ their history ... it was there that Ruth hit his 60th homer in 1927 off Tom Zachary and established a record that stood until Roger Maris of the Yankees hit No. 61. A total of 21 heavyweight title fights and other big fights were fought there, including both of Joe Louis' bouts with Max Schmeling. But. time began to catch up with the old stadium in the late 1940s and even extensive renovations by the Yankees failed to keep it on a par with the gleaming new parks being • built in other cities. That fact, plus brutal parking accomodations and a deteriorating neighborhood, led to speculation that the Yankees and. Giants might desert New York for better facilities in a proposed sports complex in New Jersey. That possibility disappeared, of course, with the announcement by Mayor Lindsay on Tuesday. To sports fans, the action means that Yankee Stadium is no longer a house of memories but a place where the action is going to be for many years to come. |;U. Swimmers Alter 62nd Straight Victory r —^\ t ... W re. All Or *...?«.f.«f..i f.,i Ki»'i fV.irt.. 1 24-0 Marquette Gets NCAA Bid KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UPI)- UnbeatenMarquette, boasting the nation's longest winning streak, heads the field of 10 independent powers accepting bids to bolster . the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) 1971 basketball championships. •'•'•."•: The 15 other tournament berths are reserved for conference champions. Seven of thjs 10 at-large bids extended Tuesday went to teams ranked among the nation's top 20 and one of the .three unranked schools assured Trio Gets NCAA At-Lorge Bids By JOE CARNICELLI UPI Sports Writer . It was celebration time Tuesday night for Jcksonville, Duquesne and Long Beach State. The three schools were handed NCAA at-large berths Tuesday afternoon. and marked it by rolling to easy victories at night. Jacksonville, ranked eighth in the nation, got strong performances from Harold Fox.Artis Gilmore and Ernie Fleming in a 94-75 romp past Miami (Fla.) Duquesne (No. 12), sparked by Barry Nelson and .Mickey Davis, surged past Detroit 93-73 and Long Beach State, led by George Trapp, whipped Centenary 66-50. Fox scored 20 of his'26 points inthe second half and Gilmore and Fleming combined for 41 more as Jacksonville ripped Miami. It was the 22nd victory against three losses for the Dolphins, who'll compete in the Mideast regionals. The game also marked the farewell of Miami coach Ron Godfrey, who resigned Monday. Nelson scored 25 points and Davis hit for 24 as Duquesne boosted its record to 21-3. The Dukes will play inthe Eastern regionals. Trapp's 17 points carried Long Beach to its 22nd victory in 26 games. The 49ers will play in the Western regionals. Ohio State, the only other ranked team in action Tuesday night, moved closer to clinching the Big Ten title with an 84-70 • victory over Minnesota. In . other Big Ten play, Michigan edged Illinois 75-74, Wisconsin upset Indiana 94-87 in double overtime, Iowa downed North* western 76-64 and Purdue beat Michigan State 65-60. i Elsewhere, Drake stopped North Texas State 65-60, Wake Forest beat Maryland 72-66, Duke swept past Clemson 70-60 and Nebraska walloped Kansas State. 87-71. of JUJ NCAA playoff spot is Notre Dame, the only team to defeat defending national champion and top-ranked UCLA (his season. . But' the NCAA's prize pick Tuesday was Marquette, which rejected an invitation last year and went on to win the National Invitational Trounaraent (NIT). Th« Warriors have won . 36 straight, including 24 this season, and rank. No. 2 nationally. - Marquette landed a berth in the Mideast bracket, Notre Dame, in the Midwest. Other independents headed for the NCAA playoffs. are ninih-ranked Fordhani (21-2), 12tti-ranked Duquesne (20-3^ and 18tb-rated Villanova (22-6) in the East; eighth-ranked Jacksonville" (22-3* in the Mideast; 14th-ranked Houston (20-6) and New Mexico State (19 -7V in the Midwest, and nth- raked Utah State (20-6^ and Long Beach state (19-7) in the west. Nofre Dame Trio QnAcademicTeam JOUTH BEND, lad. (UPI)— Tlree University of Notre Dame football players have bejen named to the Academic Ail-American team selected by college sports information directors, the school announced Monday. Irish players named were Larry DiNardo, Tom Gatewood ajid Joe Theismann. DiNardo, a senior offensive -d, was named on 95 per art of~ the ballots. Earlier he is named' on the National 'ootball Foundation team. He (so won a scholarship from the CAA. , .-•.'•-. Gatewood, a junior end, is coj aptain for the Irish team next eason. Theismann, a. senior terback • last season, was /unnenip in the.voting for the Heisman Trophy which represents the nation's outstanding football player. " Indiana Basketball i •• • •.' ••• • By United Press International 1 ' . COLLEGE Purdue 65 Michigan State 60 Wisconsin 94 Indiana 87 (2 OTs) I NAIA District 21 Playoff j Earlham 99 Tri-State 82 (final) | Christian Tourney . | Fort Wayne Bible 85 Bethel 71 Grace 105 Michigan Christian 63 BIjOOMINGTON, Ind. - It would take a near miracle to prevent Indiana's swimmers and divers, national leaders in seven of 11 swimmingevents, from capturing their 11th consecutive Big Teh j swimming championship at Ohio State this Friday andSatur- day.j •' . The Hoosiers,' who just completed their f if ith consecutive undefeated season, own a string of . 61 [consecutive dual meet wins, andj any hopes of an upset should rely solely on.draining the water from the pool. • Back to defend Conference in- . dividual titles are sophomore Larry Barbiere, a triple-winner . in the. 100 and 200 backstroke and the! 200 individual medley; junior Mark Spitz in the 100 and 200 butterfly events; sophomore Gary . Hall in the 500 and 1,650 free- styjles; and 200 freestyle titleholder Gary Conelly, another jun- ' ior^.' Add to this array of talent freshmen John Kinsella, the national leader in two events, and Mike Stamm, who holds the top spot in - one more, and you see why. the Hoosiers are nearly in- vinceable. True, the diving events, where Indiana excelled the past few Jones, Rossville Coach, Honored . LAFAYETTE, Ind. (UPI)Mike Jones, whose Rossville High School basketball team lost only two regular season games, Tuesday -was announced as. "coach of the year" for District 3, which includes Central, Indiana. | The announcement was. made by' Marion Crawley, executive director of the .Indiana • High ' School Basketball Coaches Association, sponsor of the promotion. : . | Crawley said four other dis- . trict coaches will be singled out similarly by balloting of their (colleagues. AH five will be honored at a dinner in Indianapolis March 20, the day of the state jtourney finals. - Crawley, now athletic director at. Lafayette and who as a. coach, piloted four state cham-. pions there and at Washington, said the five coaches also will participate in a basketball clinic to be held at Lawrence Central High School near Indianapolis April 24. Assumption No. 1 NEW YORK (UPI)— The United Press International top 20 college basketball teams with number of first place votes and won-lost records in parentheses: (thirteenth and 'final week, includes games played through Sunday, Feb. 28). Team Points 1. Assumption (14) (22-1) 267 2. Tennessee St. (7) (22-2)251 3. Kentucky St. (5) (24-2) 249 4. Southwest Louisiana (21-3) - 167 5. Fairmont St; (3) (25-0) 160 6. Louisiana St. (N. O.) (23-1) 113 7. Ashland. (24-2) 102 8. Louisiana Tech (1) (22-4)95 9. Wooster (23-P 83 10. Kentcky Westleyan (20-6)74 11. Oral Roberts (1) (22-5) 46 12. Puget Sound (19-4) 33 13. Eau Claire (24-1) 27 14.- C. W. Post (20-4) 24 15. Evansville (I) (17-8) 19 16. (tie) Akron (20-4) 17 (tie'' North Dakota St. 0> (17-8) .17 18. S. F. Austin (20-6 , » 16 ' 19. Howard Payne (22-6) 12 20. .Jackson SL (20-6). 7 years with graduated seniors Jim Henry and Win Young, lack a super-star, but Coach Hobie Billingsley is counting upon sophomore Gary James and juniors Tom Eldridge. and Jack Laughlin to add points in the Conference meet. Besides the old stand-bus and super - freshmen Kinsella and Stamm, Coach James (Doc) Counsilman has also come up with recruiting prizes Pat O'Connor, a threat to win any event he enters, distance ace Santiago Estava, and all-round threats Duncan Scott and Bill Heiss. The Hoosiers added a new leadr er in the nation last week, when Spitz surpassed Kinsella in the 200 freestyle with al:40.7 clocking. It surpassed Kinsella's previous best of 1:41.4. LU. Track and Field BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana's track and field team, 2-2 on the season after last week's 94-46 thrashing of Purdue, will be out to achieve the next-to-impossible this weekend at the Big Ten Indoor Track Championships ~ beat Wisconsin on their home track. The Badgers, owners of four consecutive indoor titles and heavy odds-on favorites to stretch that string to five, look to be every bit as good as last year, but Indiana, runners-up in the Conference a year ago and possessors of some of the finest talent in the league, will be gunning for an upset, triumph. "On paper it looks like all Wisconsin, with Illinois, Michigan State and Indiana battling for second," said track coach Sam Bell. "But I'm not going to.con cede a thing to them. We have a lot of people who haven't reached their potential as yet, and we're looking to make giant strides this weekend. - We're counting on be ing a factor in the race all the way." Indiana's strengths lie in the sprints, the shot put and the high jump, and with breakthroughs in . the middle distance events, the Hoosiers could be right on the heels of the Badgers. . Senior Mike Goodrich, the defending indoor champion in the 300-yard dash, and fellow seniors Larry Highbaugh and Mike Miller give the Hoosiers the threat of a 1-2-3 sweep in both sprint events, while shotputters Bob Winchell, the defending indoor and outdoor champion, and Val Chandler should also be near the top. All Bell needs to do is find place winners in the other 13 events to have a chance at up-ending the Badgers. "Actually, the high jump and the events from the 440 through the two mile hold the key for us," Bell said. "If Gary Haupert and Dennis Adama perform to capabilities in the high jump and if we can get place - winning performances in the middle-distance and distance events while we get some help on Wisconsin, we could win. It's going to be an interesting meet." The Hoosiers should be at full strength for the meet. Goodrich, who sat out the Purdue meetwith a tight hamstring, and Miller, who has been sub-par after a bout with the flu, both are ready. The rest of the squad is in good shape. "It's going to take arealeffort on everyone's part to beat Wisconsin," Bell said. "We'll have to improve tremendously in almost every event, but I think we have the potential -- it's just a question of whether we're ready for it or not. We need a total team effort if we hope to come back as champions/'
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