Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph from Colorado Springs, Colorado on July 28, 1973 · Page 19
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Aaron, Uecker Can Laugh About Tattle-Iale Homer NEW YORK (AP) - As Hank Aaron draws closer to Babe Ruth’s record of 714 home runs, he may reflect on the one that got away. Bob Uecker, former Philadelphia, St. l/ouis and Atlanta catcher now a broadcaster for the Milwaukee Brewers, wa s the culprit in that little bit of legal burglary, but he insists Ilank has forgiven him. ‘•We had a big laugh about it at the All-Star game this week.’ Uecker said, "but it wasn't a bit funny at the time. It was one of the few occasions I've seen Aaron blow his stack. He wanted to slice my throat.” It happened in 1964, long before Aaron had any grandiose ideas about destroying one of the most cherished records in the baseball book. At the time Uecker was a catcher for the Cardinals, while Aaron's Atlanta Braves were still in Milwaukee. The place was Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Curt Simmons was pitching for the Cards. “Curt was feeding Aaron off- spced pitches and curves, no fast balls,” Uecker recalled Friday. ”1 knew that Aaron got impatient and he would step into the' pitch. “Then it happened. Aaron moved up to meet the ball. He connected and knocked the ball on top of the roof in right field. As Hank circled the bases, I called the attention of plate umpire Chris Pelekoudas to cleat marks which showed that Hank was out of the batter’s box. “When Hank reached home plate, Pelekoudas was there with his thumb in the air, barking: ‘You're out.’ “Aaron was fit to be tied— one of his rare displays of emotion—and it looked for a while as if even the St. Louis fans might riot. But the decision stuck,” Uecker, a compassionate man, insists that now that Aaron is on the threshold of Ruth’s record he doesn't lie awake at night worrying that his action nine years ago might deter the march of baseball his­ tory. “Hell. I thing Aaron will hit 800 home runs before he's through.” the broadcaster said. “Years ago, he was strictly a pull hitter and half his home runs were hit to right field. Now he hits to all fields. “He has to be pumped up now. He’s got his adrenalin flowing. I think he has a good chance of getting his 715th home run before this season is over and after that it’s no telling how many he will hit.” Uecker. a former teammate of Aaron at Atlanta, says Aaron’s personality—not the fact that he didn't play in one of the big centers such as New York or Los Angeles—is responsible for Hank’s failure to get proper recognition down through the years. “Hank is essentially a quiet guy,” he added. "If he'd been a loud-mouth, a show-off or a high-living character, it would have been different. But if you hit 700 home runs—I don't care if you play in Podunk—they’re going to notice you.” Saturday, July 28, 1973 Colorado Springs, Colo. Gazette Telegraph—5*B Hall oiFame Came Sei For Televised Grid Action Top Seeded Wins For Net Advance ReceiverAl I on« s,Advised to Quit PITTSBURGH (AP) - Wide Best and David Huber, the Na- foregone conclusion that Young receiver Al Young of the Pitts- tional Football League club's would see no more action, burgh Steelcrs has high blood physicians, following extensive <-Thk mss n prtirt •)<; much pressure and has been advised hospital tests, a spokesman ^ k to give up professional football, said. _ . the team announced Friday. Young 23, made no imme- man- can 1 P • him an-v The diagnosis and recommen- diate comment “on his plans, longer in the interests o. re- dation came from Drs. John but the Steelcrs said it was a sponsibiliiy, and I don’t think anyone else will either.” The tests were ordered after ¡Young became ill July 18 during preseason drills with the team in nearby Latrobe. the spokesman said. Young, 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds, was drafted by the CHARLESTON. W.Va. (AP) lobs and drop shots and was Steelers in 1971 from South - Top-seeded Jeanne Evert of intent to let her opponent take Carolina State. He was on the Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and giant- the offensive-and make the taxi squat, during most of his killer Betsv Nagelson of St. Pe- mistakes. iir^ .season, but last \eur saw tersburg, Fla., Friday ad- “1 P!a>’ a defensive game,” action m every icgulai-season Named to the finals of the Na- she said. "1 go lor shots but 1 game, generally on speciality tional Girls 16 Tennis Tourna- just don’t push.” ; teams mcnt It was the tightest battle of lie caught a touchdown pass the tournament for Miss Evert, during the club's 21-17 loss to who in four previous matches Miami in the American Confer- had yielded no more than two once championship game, games in any set. Ninth-seeded Miss Nagelson. «ask* of El Cerrito. Calif., the "h° JTh“r5'lay 'H's"'d sec0,nd’ j seeded Robin Tenney, continued her domination of the top ranks Friday with a 6-2, 2-6. 6-4 corner, victory over Lynn Epstein of baseline to not. with unerring Miami, the third seed. Confusing I ictor * r j CYCLING NETMEN — Spence Byrum and Ted Bickford of Ottumwa have set out on a 450 mile bicycle excursion in which they will lake in four tennis tournaments, They are members of the Ottumwa, Iowa High School tennis team. (AP Wirephoto) Daughterly Is Still In Bali Business CANTON. Ohio (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers and the New England Patriots launch preseason duels among National Football League teams Saturday, appearing for the first time in the Hall of Fame game. The nationally-televised i ABC-TV i game starting at 4 p.m. EDT shares equal billing with the induction of Jim Parker, Raymond Berry and Joe Schmidt into the pro sport’s shrine prior to the exhibition. The day’s festivities begin with a parade featuring the 1973 inductees. The parade is expected to draw 150,000 in this Northeastern Ohio city, the NFL birthplace in 1920. A sellout crowd of nearly 20,000 will watch the 49ers, representing the National Football Conference, and the American Football Conference Patriots in Fawcett Stadium. However, the most touching part of the day comes when the greats move into the Hall of Fame in ceremonies on the shrine’s steps adjacent to the stadium. A year ago Kansas City owner Lamar Hunt’s speech was broken with emotion and giant Gino Marchetti wiped tears away during his brief talk. Parker and Berry, former Baltimore teammates of Marchetti, join the hall in their first year of eligibility, five seasons after retirement. Parker’s coach at Ohio State, Woody Hayes will present the hulking offensive line immortal, four times all-league as a guard and four more as a tackle. The presenter for Berry will be his first Baltimore coach, Weeb Ewbank, currently the coach and general manager of the New York Jets. Ewbank, helped develop Berry into the game’s No. 2 pass receiver in history. William Clay Ford, owner and president of the Detroit Lions, will present Schmidt, another eight-time all-league selection as a linebacker. The 49ers and Patriots are in top physical shape for their first meeting in Canton. San Francisco Coach Dick Nolan said Jim Smadecki is healthy again. The veteran linebacker broke his left ankle in the second game last year and missed the rest of the season. “If nothing else, we'll be a superbly conditioned team,” said Patriots’ mentor Chuck Fairbanks, coaching in pro football for the first time after eight successful college seasons at Oklahoma. Fairbanks put his players on strict diet and conditioning programs in February. Jim Plunkett, expected to start at quarterback Saturday, has dipped from 226 pounds last season to 203, for example. Nolan will open his quarterbacking veteran John Brodie, who has overcome 1972 injuries. “Joe Reed will play most of the game at quarterback though,” said the 49ers mentor. Miss Evert, 15. younger sister of Wimbledon runnerup Chris Evert, was a model of consistency in her 6-2. 7-5 semifinal triumph over Susan Mahmed- Jasich of El Cerrito « tli fifth seed. She chased Mis- Mahmedbas- ich from corner to By WICK TEMPLE CHICAGO (AP) - Duffy Daugherty is out of coaching but lie definitely is still in college football—beating the drums for national collegiate playoffs. The Michigan State legend laid out his playoff plan Friday for the Football Writers Association and said it would be the greatest step that could be taken to spur interest in the game. “The colleges are in a battle for the entertainment dollar,” said Daugherty, who stepped down as Spartan head coach last year after 19 seasons. He now is assistant to the vice president for development of Michigan State University, and will »do football television commentary this fall. Under Daugherty's plan, colleges would start football practice two weeks earlier and move up every regular season game by two weeks, leaving room for playoffs in November. The top eight teams would be selected from the top major conferences and presumably room would be provided for representation of independents. The playoffs would cut the field to four teams the first week, two the second week, and then produce a national championship game. “We would have the games on the college campuses and the television revenues would be divided. The finals would be the last week in November,” he said. Daugherty contended that such playoffs “wouldn't disturb the bowls at all. “The colleges would be fools to give up bowl games. They’re such a tradition of college football—they show all the fanfare and color. But this wouldn't dampen interest in bowl games. Flyers, Leafs C omplete T rade PHILADELPHIA (AP) Keith Allen, the general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers, received a telephone call Thursday night from Jim Gregory, general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs. “We’ll take Favell,” Allen said Gregory informed him. So. the Flyers and Leafs completed a National Hockey League deal that took four months and boiled down to a trade of old friends, Bcrnie Parent for Doug Favell, both goalies. Allen said the Flyers had given the Maple Leafs two options in exchange for Parent. Toronto could have taken draft choices or Favell. The Leafs chose the veteran netminder. “I tried to encourage him (Gregory) to go the other route (draft choices) but he felt To- ronto needed something right now rather than a future,” Allen said. * The deal started last spring after Parent, the first NHL player to jump to the new World Hockey Association, quit the new league’s Philadelphia Blazers in a contract hassle. He had jumped from Toronto, so | the Leafs still held his NHL rights. Toronto and Parent couldn’t come to terms, since the goalie didn’t want to play for the Leafs. So. Toronto took the Flyers’ No. 1 pick in the spring draft, gave the Flyers a No. 2 pick and the right to try and sign Parent. The agreement was that if Parent agreed to play for Philadelphia. Toronto would get another player or players. The Flyers signed Parent last month and gave Toronto the additional options. Gregory had until August to make up bis mind and Favell was it. WHERE IT’S AT CHARLOTTE N.C. (UPI) The Southern Conference registered the biggest jump in attendance of any major conference in 1972. according to the Southern Conference News Bureau. Attendance rose 15.37 per cent, with average attendance per game up 1,305 or an average attendance of 10,395 per Saturday afternoon. •DB VIER UtAlllillOl SE SALI APPLIANCES* Fori.S. Girls ODESSA, USSR. (AP) The United States boys took a 64-61 lead Friday over the Soviet Union in a junior track and field meet that was thrown into confusion by dropped batons by both teams in the 400-meter relay. The U.S. girls trailed the Russians 45-38 after the first day of the two-day meet. The American boys pulled ahead after they won a protest to the judges following the disqualification of both the Soviet and U.S. relay teams. A Soviet runner dropped the baton on- the second pass and his team finished the race without it, causing i’s disqualification. .Jesse Forbes of Tallahassee, Fla running anchor tor the United States, then dropped his baton just a few yards from the finish line. Forbes stopped, went back and picked it up and finished, but the judges disqualified the U.S. team on grounds Forbes 8:10 P.M. Nightly Except Sunday Sorry, No Minors ^ RESERVATIONS PUEBLO 564-0910 TRAILWATSHUS DIRECT TO TRACK Leaves Colo. Spjji. \ . 6:15 P.M,t ; walked across the line. U.S. coach Joe Healy lodged a protest, saying the rules are clear that a man who drops the baton and picks it up can continue. His protest was upheld and the Americans got the victory. \ An upset Forbes said, “I just haven't dropped a baton before 1 was running real relaxed and it hit my thigh and just bounced out of my hand.” The Americans took the dashes. Carter Ray Suggs of Tarboro, N.C., and Forbes finished 1-2 in the 100, with Suggs timed in 10.5 second. Larry Shipp of Washington won the 110-meer hurdles in 13.9. with Allan Mis-} her of Houston second. 1 00 1. Mark Schilling, OS, 3:43.9. 2, Mau Centrowit/ O's. 3:46.3. 3 Konxtamn j t Minovich. I SSR. 3 2 4. 4. Vyacheslav j Anokhin. USSR, 4:01.0. ODESSA. I'.S.S.R. (Ad Friday sj summaries of Oniteil States-U.S.S.R. jun-. ior track and field meet: Women"« 100 meters—1. Lyudmila Kon-: draty-eva. USSR .2.3. 2. Jackie Randolph, [ S, 12.4. 3, N atalya Matveyeva. USSR.: 12 .; 4 , Rosalyn Bryant, Us. 12.6. too 1, Carter Ray Sugs. US. 10.5. 2, Jes-e Forbes. US, 10.6. 3. Alexander Aksi-. nin. USSR. 10.7. 4, George Tankatsky, USSR. 11.1 no hurdles—1. Larry Shipp, US, 13.9 2, Mian Misher, US. 14.1. 3. Vyacheslav; Naidenko, USSR, 14.3. 4. Alexander Ko ev, 1 SSRV. 14.6. j Jump U Valors Makhulm, USSR. 24-9' i 2, Jerald Hardman. U . 21 tii 2. 3, Alexander Kostrikov, USSR, 24*0' j . . 4 , Ricky Thompson, US, 23-3',i. Womens 1500—1 Galuia Glladkikh. USSR 4:27.2. 2, Ellen < higus, 1 S, 4:27 t. .3. Lioren f unis, 1 s. 4 28.2 t. Olga Avramov a. USSR. I 30.6 ; Discus—1, Nikolai V ikhor. USSR. O' 2. Gennady Tishchenko. US R, 176- S'a. 3. Waiter Pluneknelt, US, 160-OVs- 4 James Miller, US, 149-2’ 2 . Women’s shot— t. Nunu Abashl j U^SR, 51-5.2, Galina Kukhtina, USSR. 51-1 3-i, 3, Su/ie Snyder, US, 48-9. 4, Waynctte Mitchell US, 45-8. 1 Women's 400-1. Kathy Weston, IS, 54 1 2. Carol Hudson, US, 54.5, 3. Anna Rvstrova. USSR 56.1, 4, Galina Denisova, 400- i. Keith Tinner, US, 47.7. 2, Gen- ' nadv Ivanov, USSR. 47.9. 3, Carl Farmer, 1 S. 48.2 4, Ilya Vashamalidze USSR. , 48.5. Women's pentathon -1, Olga Ruka- vishnikova. USR, 4,167 points. 2, Tatyana Odinikova. USSR, 4 , 031 . J, MiU McMillan US, 3,832. 4 Liza Kinimaka, US. 3.405. Hammer 1 Yuri Sedykh. USSR. 21773 , 2 , Pavel Repin. 1 SSR. 207-3»s. 3, M. vin Jackson. US, 196-5W. 4, Philip Barllet, US. 184-714 10.000—1, Terry Williams, US, 29:Ye8. Robbie Perkins. US, 29:56.0 . 3. ALfcXA er Sintsov. USSR. 31:47.8, 4, Nikolai Ra- dostyev. USSR, 32:10.6. Women’s lone jump 1. Galma Hush- uvcva, USSR, 20-0' 4 . 2. larisa Petrova, USSR, 19-113*. 3 . Kim Schofield, US. 17.9. Women's javelin—1. Karin Smith, IS, 182-2» 2 . 2, Susan Armstrong. IS, 164-7* 3. Morel Ints, USSR. 163-11. 4. Natalia Khusaincva. USSR, 163-6. 10-000 v. alk -1, Pyotor Pochcnehul-. I SSR. 45:42.8. 2, Viktor Frolkov. USSR, 46:43.6. 3. Mitch Patten. US, 49 47.0. 4. Randy Mimm, US, 19:55.2. Women’s 400 relay -1. 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