49.000 See Tribe Win 2 =»==_' Ae ™ 8 ' Howes S Hank Aarnn nnH navp.Inhn- fl CJ "BT^•§- "• ~m ~W9 f± fl llWfc By The Associated Press In recent years, baseball has been just a spring sport for fans in Texas and Cleveland. Late May is normally the time when the Rangers and Indians settle into their respective American League cellars and the fans' fancy turns to football. This year may be different. If the Rangers and Indians continue their turnabout in good play, the baseball seasons in Texas and Cleveland could stretch into at least... the summer. "We're not the patsies we used to be." said Texas Manager Billy Martin after the Rangers pounded the Kansas City Royals 8-3 Sunday. "The crowd was fantastic," said Cleveland Manager Ken Aspromonte, referring to 49.419 fans who saw the Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 2-1 and 9-4. Elsewhere in the American League, the California Angels beat the Minnesota Twins in the opener 4-2, then lost 4-2 in the second game; the Boston Red Sox won a pair from the Baltimore Orioles 11-2 and 6-4; the New York Yankees tripped the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 before dropping the nightcap 3-1, and the Oakland A's downed the Chicago White Sox 8-3. The Rangers find themselves in third place with a 19 : 19 record, only one game in back of front-running Chicago. Jackie Brown. 1-1. pitched five strong innings in relief ot David Clyde, allowing one run on four hits. Steve Foucault kept the Royals hitless for the last 11-3 innings. The Rangers were the only team to post a worse American League record than the Indians last year. Cleveland finished with a 71-91 record. 26 games behind first-place Baltimore. In the ooener, Gaylord Perry picked up his sixth straight win. the Indians staked Bob Johnson to a little more offensive help in the second game, building an 8-2 lead after five innings. Home Ice Helps Flyers Triumph PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia has ceased to be a bad sports joke. The implausible Philadelphia Flyers are champions of the National Hockey League, owners of the biggest prize in hockey—the Stanley Cup. The Flyers, only seven years o!d. became the first expansion team to win the storied Cup. and their amazing drive to the title surprised even their cdach. They completed the job Sunday with a 1-0 victory over the mighty Boston Bruins. "If someone asked me at the beginning of the season, if I thought this team would win the Stanley Cup. I'd have said they were crazv." said weary Flyers Coach Fred Shero. "I wasn't even thinking of first place. I didn't think this team would work this hard." The tough, young Flyers closed out the Bruins on national television. 4-2. in the best-ot-seven game series. Rick MacLeish tipped in the only goal of the game at 14:48 of the first period off a drive from just inside the blue line Dy Andre Dupont. "I have been around a long time." said Shero. "long enough to know that this is a team that may never be duplicated. They gave you all you asked for, and if you wanted more they came up with it." Crown to Woodbine DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)— Defending champion Woodbine ran away from th,e field to win a second consecutive girls' state high school track and field championship Saturday as five meet and three inter- scholasic records fell. The Tigerettes' junior stand-out Debbie Esser provided a double record-breaking performance with victories in the 100 meter hurdles and 220-yard low hurdles, bettering each former record by one-tenth of a second. The other state record went to Spencer's shuttle hurdle relay team in a time of 1:03.1. four-tenths a second better than the previous mark. TEAM STANDINGS 1.Woodbine—48; 2.Conrad BCL—33; 3.Spirit Lake—27; 4.Spencer—24; 5.(Tie) Cedar Rapids Washington and Ackley Geneva—22; 7. Adel—21; 8.(Tie) Webster City and Royal Clay Central —17; 10.(Tie) Scranton, Indianola and Hampton—16. Shero was trying to say that the Flyers don't have the talent of the New York Rangers, who they eliminated 4-3 in the semifinals, and aren't in a class personnel-wise with Boston. They won because they were the hungriest team in the play- otts... The Flyers are Philadelphia's first major champion since the Philadelphia 76ers won the National Basketball Association championship in 1966-67. Before that, the Philadelphia Eagles won the National Football League crown in 1960 and the Philadelphia Phillies won the National League baseball pennant in 1950. The city saluted the Flyers today in a parade downtown. Philadelphia reached the playoffs by winning the NHL's West Division championship Angels 4-2, Twins 2-4 Jim Holt broke out of seasonlong slump with four hits in the second game, helping Minnesota gain a doubleheader split. In the opener. Bobby Valentine's run-scoring single triggered a four-run rally to give California and Nolan Ryan the victory. Yankees 6-1, Brewers 2-3 John Briggs' two-run homer in the sixth inning powered Milwaukee to the split. Earlier. Lou Piniella's three-run double capped a Vork to an opening game win. Red Sox 11-6, Orioles 2-4 Carlton Fisk walloped a two- run homer in the ninth inning, carrying Boston to a doubleheader sweep over Baltimore. over the runnerup Chicago Black Hawks, then sweeping the Atlanta Flames in the quarterfinals of the playoffs, beating the Rangers in the semifinals, and ousting Boston. They were the third team in league history to win as many as 50 games during the single regular season. Shero said the key to the Boston series was the Flyers' ability to contain the Bruins' sensational Bobby Orr. "I kept telling them to give the puck to him (Orr) and let him skate with it every chance you get." Shero explained. "I didn't mention his name but they knew who I meant. In fact I didn't mention either Orr or (Phil) Esposito." The strategy was to tire Orr. make him work. Actually, the story of the Flyers' playoff success could be summed in two words — home ice. Philadelphia won all its home games, two against Atlanta, four with New York and three against Boston. In the nightcap, the Red Sox pounded loser Dave McNally, and Don Hood for 17 hits. A's 7, White Sox 3 Angel Mangual blasted a grand-slam homer to help Oakland past Chicago. Jim "Catfish" Hunter stifled the White Sox on four hits before giving way to Paul Lindblad in the eighth. Lindblad gave up Chicago's runs on Brian Downing's three-run homer in th " ninth. Giants 8-7, Padres 2,10 Willie McCovey has tied Hank Aaron's record. No, not THAT record. The other one. Still 305 short of Aaron's career record of 721 home runs. McCovey pulled even with Atlanta's superstar Sunday in the category of career grand slams. McCovey's 15lh bases-loaded homer came in the midst of the San Diego Padres' 10-7. 12-inning victory over San Francisco in the second game of a doubleheader. The Giants won the opener, 8-2. The home run gave the Padres a temporary 5-3 lead in the fifth inning before a myriad of turns and twists finally settled the four-hour. 19-minute affair. In Sunday's other National League games, the Cincinnati Reds bombed the Houston Astros 7-1; the Atlanta Braves turned back the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2; the St. Louis Cardinals nipped the Chicago Cubs 6-5; the Montreal Kxpos took a doubleheader from the New York Mets, 7-4 and 5-0 and the Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates split a pair. The Phillies won the first game 3-2 and the Pirates took the second. 2-1. Reds 7, Astros 1 Don Gullett pitched a five-hitter and Cincinnati used a three-run first inning to hand faltering Houston its ninth straight loss. Braves 4, Dodgers 2 Hank Aaron and Dave Johnson singled home runs in a three-run first inning and Buzz Capra made them stand up with a five-hitter in Atlanta's victory over Los Angeles. Cardinals 6, Cubs 5 Ted Simmons' eighth-inning double scored Bake McBride with the run that gave St. I>ouis its victory over Chicago. Expos 7-5, Mets 4-0 Ken Singleton's tie-breaking double in the fifth inning capped a rally that lifted Montreal over New York in the first game of their doubleheader. Ernie McAnally hurled a tour-hitter to give Montreal its second-game victory. Phillies 3-1, Pirates 2-2 Larry Bowa's two-run double in the eighth inning rallied Philadelphia to victory in the opener, while Jerry Reuss pitched a six-hitter and Willie Stargell doubled home the winning run for Pittsburgh in the nightcap. Sports Glances BiglOBB Iowa and Minnesota both got a chance to play over the rain-shortened weekend, but neither could take charge and the two teams had to settle for a tie in the Big Ten baseball race. Both finished with 11-5 records, but Minnesota, which won the title last year will represent the Big Ten in the NCAA District 4 Tournament because the Gophers outscored the Hawkeyes 11-6 when they split their two-game series earlier in the season. Iowa came within one strike of capturing sole possession of the title and the NCAA berth. The Hawkeyes defeated Illinois 5-4 Saturday and were leading 3-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning of the second game with two outs and an 0-2 count on Doug Kleber. Kleber. however, tripled home the tying run and scored on a single by Ron Lapina. Minnesota finished third in the NCAA finals last year. The Gophers have won the NCAA three times, the last being in 1964. Ohio State was the last Big Ten team to win the NCAA and that was in 1966. Breda Tourney Opening round play in the 16 Inch Breda Slow Pitch Tournament was washed out Sunday, but four games are scheduled for Tuesday night. At 7 p.m., Mel's of Halbur takes on Mount Carmel. followed by the Carroll A's and Willey Giants at 8 p.m.. Carroll Keggers and Breda Zekers at 9 p.m. and Arcadia vs. Main Tap of Carroll at 10 p.m. Games set for Wednesday night include Roselle Trio Tavern going against Scranton at 7 p.m.. Storm Lake vs. Carroll Means at 8 p.m.. Dedham Diggers meeting Glidden No. 1 at 9 p.m. and Templeton Juveniles battling Little Gus' of Maple River at 10p.m. HOUSTON (AP) -Gordie Howe says winning the World Hockey Association's World Cup with his two sons is the thrill of his career and the city's fans agree—it's their first pro championship in 13 years. Houston's Aeros ended the championship series with a 6-2 victory over the outmanned Chicago Cougars Sunday night to sweep the finals in four straight games and this unlikely hockey city went wild. The Aeros rammed in three goals in each of the first two periods, with two goals each by Murray Hall and Larry Lund and four assists by Gordie Howe, and then sparred for the final period. ''We're No. 1" and "Goodbye Cougars" rang out from the standing room only crowd of 9,874 early in the first period and increased in intensity as the game progressed. The Aeros in only their second season became Houston's first pro championship team since the Oilers won the American Football League championship Dec. 24.1961. Howe, 46, a National Hockey Association Hall of Famer and holder of many NHL records, said he'd have to put the World Cup trophy at the top of the list. "When you give up the game and then come back and play with your two sons and win the World Cup to boot, that has to be the greatest thrill." said Howe, dripping with champagne in the post-game celebration of the Aeros' locker room. Howe will take longer, however before answering the question of his playing status for next season, the second under a four-year contract with the Aeros. There seemed little doubt from the start of Sunday's game that the Aeros would win the game and bring to a halt the lengthy WHA season. Lund opened the scoring with his first goal at 14:34. Hall followed with goals at 15:47 and 16:55. Wichita State Holds MVC Track Lead DENTON, Tex. (AP)-For John Gilford, it wasn't an unexpected victory even though he wasn't among the favorites. The North Texas State University long jumper, who finished third in the Missouri Valley Conference indoor championships three months ago, came on and won the outdoor blue ribbon championship Sunday with a leap of 24 feet, 3 3 /4 inches. 9 Gilford's victory, coupled with a second by teammate Abe Brown, produced one of the three one-two finishes by North Texas during the first day of action in the MVC outdoor track and field championships. 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