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Wednesday, May 23, 1973
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Bonds steals show in Giants-Braves Game Hank Aaron didn't disappoint the hometown tans Tuesday night beam* he hit his 12th hornet of the mtm and the 615th of his career for the Braves. Aaron is now 29 homers short of Babe Ruth's all-time career total of 714. But it Was Bobby Bonds, a doubtful starter because of a swollen left arm, who stole the show and led the San Francisco Giants to a 7^3 victory with an all-around performance typical of his play this season. He hit his 10th homer and a double, stole home and two other bases and scored four runs as the Giants regained first place from the Houston Astros in the National League's Western Division. Cincinnati defeated Houston, 6-4, Philadelphia beat Pittsburgh, 7-4, Montreal shaded Chicago, 4-3, St. Louis topped New York, 5-3, and Los Angeles whipped San Diego, 5-1, in other NL games. American" League scores were Milwaukee 4 Boston 2, Cleveland 5 Baltimore 3, New York 7 Detroit 2, Chicago 6 California 2, Minnesota 8 Kansas City 1 and Oakland 4 Texas 1. Bonds, who scored the Giants* first .run in the first inning and their last with a homer in the ninth, triggered the game-winning four-run third-inning outburst with a double. Tito Fuentes' single, a double by Gary Matthews and a two-run single by Chris Speier completed the inning. Juan Marichal allowed nine hits but l^gtster-Mail SPORTS - May 23, 1973 Page 18 Galesburg, 111., Wednesday, went the distance for his fifth win while Pat Dobson suffered his seventh loss against two victories for Atlanta. Greg Luzinski drove in three funs with a double, and a single as,the Phillies' Wayne Twitchell won his second game. Willie Montanez homered for the Phillies while Dave Cash had three hits for the Pirates, Dock Ellis, tagged for four runs in six innings, was tagged with his fifth defeat Dave Concepcion drove in three runs with a two-run double and a single and Pete Rose had three hits for the Reds, who tagged Dave Roberts with his second loss. Clay Carroll went five Innings for the win with Pedro Borbon finishing up and earning his sixth save* Bob Gallagher homered fof the Astros. Ron Fairly singled home the Expos* winning run off Dave LaRoche in the 11th inning after Ron Hunt started the decisive rally with a single and winning pitcher Mike Marshall walked. Marshall allowed four hits and a tun in the test four innings to square his record 1 at 3-3. Mike Jorgensen had three hits for the Expos. Rick Wise hit 1 two-run double during a ffvwwi Seventh inning outburst 1*4 won his fifth game for the CaftJirtils with the relief help of D%> Segui. Jetty Kotwmen was charged with his second consecutive loss. / Dave Lopes increased his league-leading averafft to- ,378 with two fun-sootlni singles and Willie Crawford drove in two runs with a hornet and single as Don Sutton nan his fifth game for the Dodgers. Major League Standings National League East w. 1. pet. g.b. Chicago 23 17 .575 — New York 19 17 .528 2 Pittsburgh 16 18 .471 4 Montreal 16 18 .471 4 Philadelphia 15 24 .385 m St. Louis 13 24 .351 8Ms West w. 1. pet. g.b. 28 26 24 1. 17 17 16 pet. .622 .605 .600 .585 .410 .357 1 'l% 2 9 11% San Francisco Houston Cincinnati Los Angeles 24 17 Atlanta 16 23 San Diego 15 27 Tuesday's Results Montreal 4 Chicago 3, 11 inns St. Louis 5 New York 3 Philadelphia 7 Pittsburgh 4 San Francisco 7 Atlanta 3 Cincinnati 6 Houston 4 Los Angeles 5 San Diego 1 Today's Probable Pitchers (All Times EOT) St. Louis (Foster 2-3 Spinks 0-4) at New York (Seaver 5-3), 2 p.m. Chicago (Hooton 5-3) at Montreal (McAnally 2-1), 8 p.m. Thursday's Games New York at Los Ang, night San Fran at Atlanta, night (Only games scheduled) or American League East pet. Detroit 20 19 .513 New York 19 20 .487 Milwaukee 18 19 .486 Baltimore 17 19 .472 Cleveland 18 23 .439 Boston 15 20 .429 Chicago California Kansas City Oakland Minnesota Texas w. 20 19 18 17 18 15 West w. 22 21 23 22 19 12 1. 19 20 19 19 23 20 1. 13 15 18 19 17 24 pet. .629 .583 .561 .537 .528 .344 Tuesday's Results Minnesota 8 Kansas City 7 Chicago 6 California 2 New York 7 Detroit 2 Cleveland 5 Baltimore 3 Milwaukee 4 Boston 2 Oakland 4 Texas 1 Today's Probable Pitchers (All Times EOT) Texas (Broberg 0-4) Oakland (Blue 3-2), 11 p.m. Kansas City (Busby 3-5) Minnesota (Kaat 5-2), 9 p.m. Thursday's Games Milwaukee at Boston California at Chicago Kan City at Minnesota, night New York at Detroit, night Cleve at Baltimore, night. (Only games scheduled) Holtzman Is Fast In 9th Win Major League Leaders Slides Safely National League g. ab r. h. 93 17 35 150 33 53 122 15 43 91 11 32 112 20 39 89 13 31 87 13 30 111 15 38 134 20 45 125 24 42 American League g. ab r. h. Lopes, LA 30 Watson, Ho 43 Maddox, SF 33 Mota, LA 26 Cash, Pit 26 Fairly, Mtl 31 Rbnsn, Phil 28 Mathws, SF 37 Santo, Chi 37 Morgan, Ho 38 Blmbrg, NY 26 76 12 28 Hart, NY 22 76 11 28 Kelly, Chi 24 89 19 32 Horton, Det 19 73 11 25 Krkptk, KC 32 120 25 40 D.AUen, Chi 35 126 24 41 Fisk, Bos 34 123 17 40 Munsn, NY 38 138 20 44 Holt, Min 29 93 10 29 Cmpnrs, Ok 35 150 20 46 Jhnsn, Oak 19 75 14 23 Home Runs National League: Aaron, land Stargdl, Pitt 12; Evans, Atl 11; Bench, Cin, Wynn, Hou pet. and Bonds, SF 10. .376 American League: Mayberry, .353 KC 13; May, Mil 10; D. Allen, .352 Chi and Duncan, Clev 9; five .352 players (tied with 8. .348 Runs Batted In .348 National League: Bench, Cin .345 35; Ferguson, LA 33; Speier, .342 SF 30; Watson, Hou and Bonds, .336 SF 29. .336 American League: Mayberry, KC 42; Melton, Chi and pet. Jackson, Oak 30; Robinson, .368 Cal, Spikes, Clev and Murcer, .368 NY 25. .360 Pitching .342 National League: Billingham, .333 Cin 7-1; Bryant, SF 6-3; Reuss, .325 Hou and Downing, LA 5-1; .325 Gullett, Cin, Koosman, NY and .319 Wise, St.L 5-2; Hooton, Chi, .312 Sutton, LA and Seaver, NY 5-3; .307 Marichal, SF 5-4. .307 American League: Wood, Chi 10-3; Holtzman, Oak 9-2; Atl Coleman, Det 8-2; Singer, Cal 7(1; Splittorff, KC 7-2. San Francisco's Ed Goodson slides safely into third base in fifth inning action between the Giants and Braves at At­ lanta Tuesday night. Braves third baseman is Darrell Evans Giants won 7-3. UNIFAX Tanner's Career Not Over By ED SAINSBURY UPI Sports Writer CHICAGO (UPI) - Mark Tanner's baseball career didn't end abruptly when the 22-year old right handed pitcher was released Monday by the Chicago Cubs' Quincy, 111., farm team in the Class A Midwest League. Tuesday the team which his father, Chuck Tanner, manages, the Chicago White Sox, signed Mark for its Appleton, Wis., farm team in the same league. The Appleton venture will be something new for Mark since the White Sox believed he would be something new for Mark get a test at first base, a position he played for four years at Penn State, as well as pitching, and the finding wasn't meant as an example of nepotism either. "We have scouted the boy," Carroll Davis, assistant director of the Sox's farm system, said, "and we might have signed him a year ago except the Cubs drafted him. We had him scouted as a first baseman and he'll get a chance at both positions at Appleton." Has Encouraging Words White Sox pitching Coach Johnny Sain had some words of encouragement for Mark. "One release doesn't mean anything," Sain said.* 'Hell, I was released four times in the minors myself before I was 25. I had one major league year and then went in military service for three years. My major league career didn't really begin until I was 28." Sain went on to win 139 games in 12 major league seasons and was memorialized on a Boston Braves pennant reading, "(Warren) Spahn and Sain and pray for rain." Sam said he had seen young Tanner pitch and that he believed the youth could develop "Ten people can watch a player and you'll get 10 different opinions on what he could do," he said. "He throws about three-quarters overhand and he's got a good fastball. He might have a little control problem but that can be corrected." Up to Appleton Tanner said he didn't know By VITO STELLINO Ever since he posted a 9-0 record in 1967 before being called into Army, Ken Holtzman has been hailed as a pitcher with a brilliant future. He was supposed to be the new Sandy Koufax. He didn't quite live up to the reputation when he won 11 games in 1968 and then 17 the next two seasons. But now he has rapport with Oakland A's Manager Dick Williams and he's reeling off the wins at a fast clip. Literally. It took him only one hour and 39 minutes Tuesday night to polish off the Rangers, 4-1, with a seven-hitter to boost his record to 9-2. "I like to pitch fast because once I get into a groove, I don't want to lose it," Holtzman said. "I like to throw the ball back as soon as I get it from the catcher." Holtzman lowered his ERA to 1.30 as he reeled off his sixth straight win. The only run was unearned because of his own error when he hobbled Dave Nelson's smash to the mound in the fifth with the bases loaded. Rich McKinney gave him all the help he needed as he drove in three runs with a bases loaded double in the fourth. In the other games, Chicago downed California, 6-2, New what his son would play at Ap-' York downed Detroit ' 7 ' 2 ' Cleve pleton. "That's up to them," he said. Young Tanner had pitched only 14 innings for Quincy, walking 11 and striking, out nine with no decisions. In the rookie league last year, he was 3-4 and in the winter instructional league, he was 3-1. "That was the first time he pitched in four years," Tanner said. "He played first base all the time at Penn State. He's got to help Appleton." "They're 3-19 so you'll know he'll get a chance to pitch." If he pitches well enough or perhaps shines at first base, someday he might play for his father. land beat Baltimore, 5-3, Milwaukee edged Boston, 4 -2, and Minnesota outlasted Kansas City, 8-7. In the National League, Montreal nipped Chicago, 4 -3, in 11 innings, St. Louis beat New York, 5-3, Philadelphia , topped Pittsburgh, 74, San Francisco beat Atlanta, 7-3, Cincinnati topped Houston, 6-4, ; and Los Angeles edged San ' Diego, 5 -1. Designated hitter Jim Ray Hart tied teammate Ron Blomberg for the league batting lead— .368— with four hits, including a three-run homer, to pace the Yanks past Detroit. Mel Stottlemyre pitched a five- hitter for his sixth victory. Homers by Ken Henderson, Chuck Brinkman and Dick ' Allen carried the White Sox 1 over the Angels. Stan Bahnsen pitched a three-hitter for his : sixth victory. ; Harmon Killebrew drove in ' two runs with a tie-breaking single in the third inning and added a double in the two-run fifth inning- to lead Minnesota [ past Kansas City. John Mayber- \ ry, who has driven in 42 runs with 42 hits, hit two homers and drove in four runs for the losers. Milwaukee's Jim Colborn and " John Curtis pitched scoreless ball for eight innings until ' Milwaukee exploded for four ! runs in the ninth inning to beat ' Boston. Gorman Thomas sin- ] gled in the first one and pinch- hitter Joe Lahoud singled in two more to offset a two-run , Boston rally in the last of the t ninth. M Cleveland scored two runs in the ninth to snap a 3-3 tie and •' beat Baltimore. Walt Williams ,' singled, stole second and scored on two wild pitches by Dave , McNally before Buddy Bell : singled in an insurance run. Patriots' Fairbanks Going to Be Himself I By MILTON RICHMAN UPI Sports Editor I FOXBORO, Mass. (UPI) — {Chuck Fairbanks was getting ]that fire* big hello, the nice | warm one. ( The New England Patriots , had summoned the media for I the purpose of introducing their 'new head coach land general ! manager, this fine clean-cut : young man who is going to lead ' them out of the wilderness, i The day the Patriots trotted out their tall, 39-year old new c$ach who had been at Oklahoma University seven years, one Boston newspaperman listened to Fairbanks, a native and resident of Michigan, answer a few questions and then hit him with one of his own. ' "Where did you get that Oklohoma accent?" he was curious. "It rubbed off, I guess." said Fairbanks. "Well, don't worry. In a year, it'll be gone and in its place will be la New England accent. You'll be talking just like one of the Kennedys." Fairbanks smiled. "And watch out you don't get shot," threw in the sane newsman. There Had To Be a Reason Chuck Fairbanks has been with the Piatriots less than four full months and already he knows they take football seriously here. He also is aware the Patriots won4oss figures last season were 3-11 and there lhad to be a reason for that. "I don't think the players were playing with the emotion, intensity and second effort they are capable of. I think they were doing less than their best." Fairbanks says that in low key because that's the type of individual he is. He is not a screamer in the sense Vince Lombard! was and he's not the walking ad for grim determination Don Shula seems to be but he still has his own way of getting the job done. He has no plans to pattern himself after anybody else. "I'm going to try and be myself," he says. "If I tried being someone else I'm sure I'd; wear thin in a short time, ij respect many coaches in this league. All of them in fact, but I have to do things my own way. There are a lot of ways to skin a cat." 'Both Were Forthright' Nonetheless, Fairbanks did speak with Dan Devine and Tommy Prothro before taking the job with the Patriots. Devine came out of the University of Missouri not that and' Rams, didn't do so well was let out. "Both were forthright in their comments to me," says Fairbanks. "Neither was willing to say to me 'You ought to do this or do that,' though. They left it to me to evaluate." At a local banquet the other night, Fairbanks found himself sitting next to George Allien, Washington's head coach and general manager. Allen was very helpful. He told Fairbanks a number of things about handling both jobs. "Every day is a crisis," he said. Fairbanks knows about that because he has been working long hours since he took his new job. One or two of the lines Brooks Called Up ANAHEIM (UPI) - The California Angels Monday called up outfielder Bobby Brooks from their Salt Lake City farm club to replace injured Bobby Valentine on their roster. Brooks, 27, was batting .292 and had 18 runs batted in at Salt Lake City. Valentine fractured two bones in his forehead already have!quarterback you have nothing, grown a bit deeper He insists he's enjoying the work. You ask him his primary aim with the Patriots this year and he says, "Improvement." Not a Coach's Dream No one has to tell him the Patriots haven't exactly been a coach's dream the past four years, during which time (they've made some changes at the top. One man, Penn State's Joe Paterno, turned down the job before Fairbanks. Why then did he take it? He's the starting point. He can't win by himself but you can'it win without him. The thing I like so much about Pilunkett is his desire." Leaves Brilliant Record Fairbanks leaves a brilliant record behind at Oklahoma where he took over as head coach in 1967 alter Jim MacKenzie died of a heart attack. In six years, he guided the Sooners to three Big Eight titles, two Sugar Bowl victories, one Orange Bowl triumph and 'I can't do anything about anc * over-all 52-15-1 record long ago and had a good year I in his right leg Thursday night with the Green Bay Packers: chasing a home run ball and last season. Prothro left UCLA I will be out for at least two to go with the Los Angeles | months. what's happened in the past," he says. "I wasn't looking for a job, and money was not the overriding factor in my accept ing this one. What really clinched this one for me was the attitude of the people here involved witn the club. I was impressed by their enthusiasm. was convinced they were willing to allow a man—me—to run the organization. I felt they were giving me enough authority so that I could be successful." Jim Plunkett, the Patriots' improving new quarterback, is another reason Fairbanks said yes to the multi-year contract he was offered. I All this, however, accounts for nothing with those New England fans who live and die with the Patriots each Sunday during the fall and winter. Says one Boston dab driver, a critic like most everyone else: "Those Patriots give me a pain. Plunkett's got the poten- Agreement Reached MILWAUKEE (UPI) - Wally Jones, beleagured ex-backcourt- man of the Milwaukee Bucks, has reached an agreement with the National Basketball Association club stemming from a dispute that occurred early in the season. Jones, who earns a "I think he's a fine person, a .reported $90,000 on a no-cut great young player and he'll'contract, was released by the improve," says (the former!Bucks without a satisfactory Oklahoma mentor. "Without a explanation. i tial but he doesn't get the protection ... They had Garrett, he was a crybaby ... they had Nance he couldn't get a running start, he hadda run flatfooted ... I don't think God can win with that team..." Fairbanks is going to try. "Iknow we can be successful," he says. "How long it will take though, I don't know." The Patriots aren't pressing him. They're like the Internal Revenue Service, which always tells you there's no real hurry-r- next week will do fine. Midwest League By United Press International Appleton 6 Waterloo 3 Burlington 7 Wis. Rapids 3 Cedar Rapids at Quincy, ppd, wet grounds Clinton at Danville, ppd. rain Quad Cities at Decatur, ppd. rain. Sox Retain West Division Lead By Defeating Angels By United Press International Stan Bahnsen held the California Angels to only three hits Tuesday night as the Chicago White Sox drove to a 6-2 victory. Ken Henderson, Chuck Brinkman and Dick Allen connected for homers to keep the Sox in first place in the American Leagues Western Division. The Angels, their closest challengers, fell a game and a half behind. Bahnsen ran his season record to 6-3, and beat the Angels for the fifth straight game extending back to the 1972 season. He held California hitless until one was out in the fifth, walked four and struck out five. Both California runs were unearned. Henderson belted his second homer and Brinkman the first of his major league career after a walk to Rich Reichardt for a three-run second inning. Allen slugged his ninth of the season in the third inning, The Sox take on the Angels again tonight and will send Ed Fisher (4-3) against Bill Singer (7-1). Rota Signed CHICAGO (UPI) - The Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League Tuesday signed Darcy Rota, their No. 1 draft choice, to a multiyear contract for an undisclosed sum. Mild TOMORROW Time to Insulate WHITE'S PHONE 3424185 FOR LOW LOW COST AUTO INSURANCE Contact: Tony Lischwe MILLERS MUTUAL INS. 411 BANK Of GALESBUKG BI.DG. 343-1166 or 343-6986 JUNIOR SPORTS JAMBOREE Track and Field Contest Saturday, May 26 9 AM to 3:00 PM HIGH SCHOOL ALL WEATHER TRACK Age Groups 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 Both Boys and Girls Pick Up Entry Forms At Any Middle School or Jr. High or Parent Can Sign Permission Slip Saturday A.M. Before 9:00 At High School Field. (Come On Out and Try Your Skill) SPONSORED BY Galesburg Jaycees

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