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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 36

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Ryan Hurls TVo- KANSAS CITY (tfPl) There was nothing flukey about Nolan Ryan's first no-hitter. He blew the Kansas City Royals away, 3-0, and be looked like he could do the same thing for nine more innings Tuesday night. "He's throwing the ball harder than anybody I've ever seen in my life," said John Maybefry, the major league RBI leader who struck out three times against the California flame-thrower. Amos Otis, who knew Ryan when both were with the New York Mets, said, "I yelled at him all through the game. I called him every name you can think of and told him we were going to break it up. All he did was look at me and shake his head. The man derailed the Big Blue Bus." Otis made the last out of the game, taking rightfielder Ken Berry to the warning track about 380 feet from home plate. But Berry, who was inserted into the game for defensive purposes in the seventh inning, made the catch and lifted the ball over his head in a victory salute. Ryan's teammates poured from the dugout to pump his hand. lfeglster-Mafl SPORTS ta" Galesburg, m., Wednesday, May 16, H73 Page 38 Otis was the only Royal to pull a ball against Ryan, who struck out 12 and walked three. He grounded out routinely to shortstop Rudy Meoli in the seventh. Ryan himself took the feat rather calmly. "I've never felt like I was the type of pitcher to throw « no* hitter," the 26-yearold right* bander said. "My curve isn't the type that is overpowering. And 1 don't have the type of fastball that really moves like iome left-handers throw." The most difficult play turned in by the Angels came with two out in the eighth when pinch hitter Gail Hopkins lofted a soft line drive to center. Meoli raced back and grabbed the ball with his back to the infield. Ryan's gem was the second no-hitter of the major league season. Kansas City rookie Steve Busby pitched the first, winning 3-0 at Detroit April 27. Kansas City Manager Jack McKeon played the game under protest after the third inning when he complained, to no avail, that Ryan was not maintaining contact with the pitching rubber during his windup. McKeon had complained in the first inning and plate umpire Jim Evans had warned Ryan against taking a "walking start." Ryan's three walks were to Steve Hovley in the first, Taylor in the third and Paul Schaal in the-eighth. Between the lost two walks, the native of Refugio, Tex., retired 16 straight batten. Astro Scoreboard Criticizes Umpires For 'Bad Calls' They played the "scoreboard game" at the Houston Astrodome again Tuesday night, and Astros' General Manager Spec Richardson figures to be the biggest loser Richardson, flushed with anger, ordered the message displayed and more than 11,000 fans stood to applaud it. Many of them threw paper cups and other things at the umpires. Angela Nolan Ryan California Angels" Nolan Ryan is shown on his way to pitching a no-hitter against the Royals at Kansas City Tuesday night. Nolan struck out 12 batters and walked three J .^s the Angels won 3-0. UNIFAX Major League Standings The promotion department of j Donatelli, though not involved the Astros, under the direction {in the play, was included in the of Richardson, delivered a!message because of a call he rather scathing attack at j made on a home run by 'IVational League East Chicago Nest York Montreal Pittsburgh Philadelphia St.'-Louis w.l. 21 13 17 15 14 16 13 15 12 20 9 23 West w. 1. 26 13 22 14 20 13 19 16 14 19 13 23 American League American League East .618 .531 .467 .464 .375 .281 pet. .667 .611 .606 .543 .424 .361 — I w. 1. pet. g.b. 3 j Milwaukee 15 15 .500 — 5 j Boston 14 15 .483 Vz 5 j Detroit 15 17 .469 1 8 ; Baltimore 14 17 .452 Vh 11 New York 14 17 .452 \Vz i Cleveland 15 19 .441 2 gb.i West i w. 1. pet. g.b. 2¥t\ Chicago 19 9 .679 — 3 j Kansas City 20 14 .588 2 5 i California 17 13 .587 3 9 !Oakland 13 16 .529 4 ll^''Minnesota 14 15 .483 5 ^j Texas 11 19 .367 9 i National League umpires Bruce Froemming and Augie Donatelli Tuesday night in bold letters on the $2 million Astrodome scoreboard. Richardson became upset over a call which went against the Astros in the ninth inning of their 4-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves and ordered the publicity department to post the following notice on the scoreboard for everyone to see: "Manager Leo Durocher has announced the game is being played under protest and that umpires Froemming and Dona- Cincinnati's Bobby Tolan Sunday in the Reds' 2-1 victory. Tolan hit a home run which was ruled fair by Donatelli but was considered foul by the Astros' players. The Braves actually didn't need the controversial call to win. Dusty Baker hit a three- run homer in the sixth inning and Phil Niekro, making his first start of the season, pitched a five-hitter to spark the victory. In other National League games, Cincinnati downed Los Angeles, 4-1, Pittsburgh nipped Spn; Francisco Houston Cincinnati Los Angeles Atlanta Safl.Diego -^s Tuesday's Results Louis 8 Philadelphia 4 Cfego 4 New York 3 Cincinnati 4 Los Angeles might) Pittsburgh 9 Montreal 8 innings) (night) Atlanta 4 Houston 1 (night) Sin*Francisco 4 San Diego injght i -Todzy's Probable Pitchers (All Times EDT) : 'St.' Louis (Foster 1-3) at; Milwaukee (Slaton 2-2) at Chicago (Reuschel 3-2), 2:30j.Vew York (Kline 24), 7:30 p.m. telli have blown decisions in!Montreal, 9-8 in 11 innings, two of the last three games." jSan Francisco beat San Diego, The play started with Atlanta J 4-2, St. Louis whipped philadel- runners on first and second iphia, 8-4, and Chicago downed with one out in the ninth. Dave Johnson grounded to third baseman Doug Rader, who tossed it to Tommy Helms at second to start a double play. Helms relayed to first base New York, 4-3. Nolan Ryan pitched the first no-hitter of his career as California blanked Kansas City, 3-0, Minnesota whipped Texas, 9-5, Chicago edged Oakland, 6-5 Called Out at Home After a tag by Oakland A's catcher Ray Fosse, right Chicago White Sox' Rick Reichardt, left, is called out by umpire Bill Haller in the game at Oakland, Calif., Tuesday. Reichardt tried to score from second base on a double by Mike Andrews. Chicago won the game 6-5 in 12 Innings. Tuesday's Results Chicago 6 Oakland 5, 12 inn Milwaukee 2 Cleveland 1, 17 inn ; Detroit at New York, ppd, rain (11 j Baltimore at Boston, ppd., rain {Minnesota 9 Texas 5 l California 3 Kansas City 0 2 Today's Probable Pitchers (AK Times EDT) man Lee May to apparently {in 12 innings, and Milwaukee end the inning but Froemming j topped Cleveland, 2-1 in 17 ruled Helms did not • touch!innings, in the only American second and Atlanta's Mike Lum League action. Detroit at New was safe. May didn't see Froemming's signal and routinely tossed the ball to first base umpire Paul Pryor as Dusty Baker of the Braves went from second to third. p.nj: Philadelphia (Twitche'll at Pittsburgh (Ellis 3-3), p.m. Thursday's Games St. Louis at Chicago Los Arises at Cincinnati Ne : ' - ' Yor': a: Mcn'real '•CJ •< • I • o • ; igjggdclphia ai York and Baltimore at Boston were postponed by rain. Tony Perez, playing with a sponge taped to a sore thumb, slammed a pair of homers to power the Reds over the Pryor said he dropped the!Dodgers. r.. 7oXT «ri'ft .i\ nf iba ll when he saw Froemming'sj Dave Cash delivered a bases- Kansas City (S^utorf^i) at ( ^ Raker raced ^ - ^ Texas (Broberg 04), 8.3CI p.m. May ^ ^j^y^ ^ pirates to ball. Helms cussed Froemming ' and was ejected. Durocher protested the run scoring after Pryor had caught the ball. "He had the ball in his hand two or three seconds," Durocher said of Pryor. "If he throws! Both Chicago Teams Win By United Press International scored along with Williams on Both the Chicago Cubs and the veteran leftfielder's 360th the White Sox increased their career home run. division leads with wins Tues- Ron Santo Doubles Oakland (Odom 1-5) at 0-1) ^California (Wright 0-5), 11 p.m. 8:05! Chicago (Fisher 4-1) at !Minnesota (Hands 3-3), 9 p.m. ! (Only games scheduled) Thursday's Games Oskland at California (night) (twi- "ansss Ctv at Taxas (nig.it i Ciicago a! M'nmsefs (night) Pittsburgh Boston at Detroit (night) t;, I Baltimore at Cleveland (twi- Alanta at Houston might) light) (Only games scheduled) 'Milwaukee at New York (night) day. The Cubs nipped the New York Mets 4-3 at Wrigley Field for their seventh win in a row. The White Sox, playing on the coast, whipped the world cham- ion Oakland Athletics 6-5 in 12 innings. The Cubs were sparked by a two-run homer off the bat of Billy Williams. It was the 1972 National League batting champion's first Wrigley Fieldiready having scored once in the homer this year, and it served j inning. Harrelson hit a sharp the ball back to May, Mayjto rjefeaT thT" Padres.'" Hon! 10 sna P a five - game winning .grounder up the middle that throws the ball to the plate andlBryant received credit for his stre3k for Mets' lefty Jerry;looked h^ce a cer am hit with Koosman. He s now 5-1. jt.ie Cub infield pulled in. The winning pitcher was Burt; But Glenn Beckert took two six-game losing streak. The Pirates, who collected 20 hits, rallied for four runs in the eighth inning to tie the game at 8-8. Chris Speier's solo homer touched off a three-run sixth inning that enabled the Giants In the fourth, Ron Santo doubled and scored on Jim Hickman's single to right. Hickman reached second on the play at the plate and scored himself when Bud Harrelson threw wildly into the Mets' dugout on a ground ball hit by Hooton. Aker got a scare in the ninth when the Mets had the bases loaded with one out after al- gets the guy. i fifth victory of the year. Major League Leaders Mota, LA Jsanto, Chi .Watson. Ilou Maddox, SF Ijai.ly, Mil Siigln, Pi!' Gjoodson, SK Cjedeho, Hou Qlver, Pitt Morgan, Cin Lopes, LA Leading Batters National League g ab 20 72 r h 10 27 32 115 20 43 30 123 26 47 08 7.") 27 11 2') 131 23 91 11 3SH4 23 23 120 21 31 99 21 23 57 11 13 35 13 26 21 45 pet. .375 .374 .367 .357 .347 .344 31 48 40 33 19 Horton, Det 19 73 11 25 Frehan, Det 27110 11 36 D. Allen, Chi 28 104 19 34 Blmbrg, NY 21 59 8 19 Carew, Minn 28 106 19 33 Berry, Cal 25 74 12 23 Munson, NY 30 110 14 34 Home Huns National League: Aaron, Hank Aaron Continues To Receive Hate Mail Daily .342 .327 .327 .322 .311 •311 1 says .309 'cause HOUSTON (UPI) - Hank Aaron, the Atlanta Brave's super slugger who is fast approaching Babe Ruth 's career record of 714 home runs, bad word you can come up with," he said. "Nobody knows what's inside the letters, but the postcards are something else. I don't see how the he receives hate mail j government can send them jevery day berating him be-jthrough the mail with such he is a black man terrible things written on Atl'approaching a white man's them." .341 and Stargell, Pitt 10; Bench, j record. , The 20-year veteran said he •333 ! cin, Bonds and McCovey, SF 9. | "If I were a white man, allwanted people to 333 .' . , „ „ „ w 01 , wji America would be proud ofjfor what he is. Hooton, 5-2, who has now won four in a row himself. Hooton needed relief help in the ninth, however, and got it from Jack Aker, who chalked up a save. Rick Monday opened the I Cubs' first with a single and steps to his right, lunged for the ball, made the stop and got the throw home in time to nip Ed Kranepool by inches. It was truly a game-saving play, Beckert also had a single in three at bats to extend his hitting streak to 23 games, longest in the major leagues since 1971. The White Sox, with their win, snapped a three - game losing streak, their longest stretch of bad luck this year. It all happened with two out in the 12th. John Jeter singled, stole second and came home on a clutch, two-strike double by league-leading hitter Pat Kelly. Acosta Gets Win Cy Acosta, the third pitcher used by the Sox, picked up the win, his first decision of the year. Acosta pitched 2 2-3 innings, but left in favor of Steve Stone with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the 12th. Stone proceeded to fan in succession two tough hitters Joe Rudi and Gene Tenace, to end the three-hour-aral-40-aninute contest and post his first save of the campaign. Rollie Fingers, last of four Platoon System Important Says Cubs' Glenn Beckert .333 10; Oak 8; ten players tied with 6. I black. You have to be black ini CHICAGO (UPI) - Glenn accept himj Beckert oi ^ chi cago 01103 has the National League's long"The thing that surprises youi €St hitting streak in two years is the people," he said. . A™™-,, „,! ' Runs Balledln l^f^ Tv^J&^^V 'F* as runs or 100. I get paid for what |rfcptrk, KC 27 99 23 35 .354'Watson, Hou and Ferguson, LAj with as mu± progress jolt, Minn 23 75 7 26 .347 0Ilver > Pltt ™ d Bonds ' SF iAmerica has made : NOTICE Phone 342-2816 For the convenience of our customers,, appointments are now available at Magnuson's Barber- Stylist Shop 40 S. PRAIRIE ST. 8-5:30 Closed Wednesday Phone 342-2816 -— I can do on the field." i Aaron, in Houston for a serias Why does he read the mail if American League: Mayberry^with the Astros, is just 31 it is derogatory? KC 33; Jackson, Oak 27;ihomers away from tying Ruth's "I don't know why," he said. Melton, Chi 24; Murcer, NY 22; j legendary mark. He says the "Except I always have from May, Mil and Tenace, Oak 21. jintensity of the mail increases. the very start of my career. Pitching ^ e c ' oser ne come s to the!You get a piece of mail and you D-ir u record. I read it. I want to look at my National League: bi luignany „ Last week j t 416 ieces of own mai , j want lo read what Cin 6-1; Reuss, Hou and They j but he says it pales in importance to the Cubs' platoon system which has produced a seven game winning streak. Beckert has hit in 23 straight games, the longest National They had 120 - odd different I "He had an 0-2 count on me lineups, and Cincinnati changed and he threw me a breaking a lot t0 °- f . ball which he got high. It • ? ant Win A1 ! was n't what he wanted. I "No eight guys can play every , . .. . game and win all the time, so wasn 1100Kmg 1 was J U5t you're going to find a lot more laying to get a piece of the teams using more players.'ball, and I did." We've got 25 on the team and playing everybody from time to Key Fielding Play . r ,.. , f . Beckert also turned in a key League streak since 26 by Lou time keeps them fresh. ( : aUina „, Q „ in iha ninih , „• Brock in 1971, and has sat out "When you want a pinch ;^play »n the nmth innmg six games during the stretch- hitter, you've got a guy who's when Jack A"' 6 ot ^ seventh periods of rest which he said batted in the last few games,'save of the season in relief of have nothing to do with the not somebody who's timing is i Burt Hooton as the Cubs earned hitting. ]off because he hasn't been play-'a 4-3 decision over the New "There's a lot of luck in ajing." York Mets. hitting streak," he said. "Youj Tuesday's victory put the first-1 It came on a soft grounder Oakland hurlers, took the loss, his third without a victory. The game was a see - saw affair. Although the Sox jumped out in front 3-0 in the first, the A's scored twice in the fifth, and, after Jorge Orta homered in the eighth for. the Sox, Deron Johnson hit one in the Oakland half of the inning with a man on to tie it 44. The Sox went ahead 5-4 in the ninth when Orta again came through, this time tripling home Luis Alvarado, who had replaced Eddie Leon at short. A Costly Error But Alvarado made a costly error with two out in the bottom of the ninth on a ground ball that should have ended the game. Reggie Jackson followed the miscue with a single that tied things 5-5 to set the stage for Kelly's big hit in the 12th. Singles by Kelly and Dick Allen, a walk, to Bill Melton and back-to - back doubles by Rick Reichardt and Mike Andrews' produced the ttoree Chicago runs inJhe first off Oakland starter Vida Blue, who didn't give up another hit until the eighth. Stan Bahnsen started for the Sox and left in the sixth after allowing two runs. The White Sox are at Minnesota to take on the Twins tonight. Eddie Fisher, 4-1, was scheduled to go for the Sox against Minnesota's Bill Hands, 3-3. The Cubs were at home again today against St. Louis. Pick Reuschel was scheduled to start for the Cubs against the Cardinals' Alan Foster, 1-3. 40, Kc'imun NV"T^' H™*™ rh\ 171311 one day and 6 °o-some-odd; people are writing, what theyican go one game and hit fiveiplace Cubs three games ahead by Bud Harrelson. Beckert, far 5 2 B-vanl SF 5 3 the next - rd sa y tRe ratio is & think." , on the nose and make five oujs of the Mets in the National in on the infield grass as the ' ' " ' "' that 60 per cent of it is of a He said the racial slurs won't But platooning our ball club League East. Cubs hoped for a double play " 1 " '' ' "Beckert had one hit in the with the bases filled and pro- can game to keep his hitting streak tccting a one-run lead, had to w . . - - . game," he added, alive, and he said it came "on reach back to field. Then he me 'Nigger' and every other invincible. ,'Look at Pittsburgh last year.!a bad pitch." had to throw while off balance. American League: Wood, Chi racist nature," the 39-year-old hinder him in doing what he;has helped the whole team" oi: Coleman. Det and Holtz-star said. wants -achieving Ruth's rec- "There's no way a guy ca nuii. OiK 7-2; Singer, Cal audi "it's very offensive. They call ord that was once thought play every game," he adde< Splittoiii, KC 6-1. MEMORIAL PAY SOFT BALI TOURNAMENT May ?5, w, 27, 99 «t Abingdon, III. Class B If lol*r«sitd c«U TERRY ANDREWS 462-3534 After S ?M or WARREN WATKINS 468-2364 After 5 PM

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