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\HT7" I f> if j 41* wr 1 p 19 Wood Called Mr. Wonderful By ED SAINSBURY CHICAGO (UPl)-To Chicago Manager Chuck Tan- Wilbur Wood Is something than just a leftflianded lebalt pitcher, r calls him "Mr. Won* derfinV' "This is Wilbur's third year as a starter,' 1 Tanner said, • "jnd that's just like his junior •ymt- in high school, and he wen. 24 games last year, 11 so faf Ms year. He just has to be.the top pitcher in baseball." banner's comment came after Wood worked 8 2-3 innings Thursday against the California AtogeHs, who were Chicago's closest challengers for the lead iff Hie American League's West­ ern Division. He allowed only six singles, and came out with a 4-1 victory. W«M's nth Win It was Wood 's lilfi Victory of the season, tops irt the major leagues, and put him 23 days ahead of Denny McLain's 31- gatne pace in 1968 when McLain won his 11th game June 16. Tanner said the latest victory came in <a "classic confrontation," since his pitching rival was Nolan Ryan, the major league strikeout leader in 1972, leading both leagues in strikeouts again this year, and a no- hit victor over Kansas City May 15. lfcgfSter -Mall - SPORTS Galesburg, 111., Friday, May 25, 1973 Page 18 "To me it was a contest between the hardest thrower in baseball and the guy who makes the ball dance," Tanner said. "But both of them pitched a heck of a game." Ryan, though he lost for the fifth time in six career decisions against the White Sox, had no excuses for the loss and mk& he didn't rtfard the Sox ae hi* jinx. Hit ffli Ptetot "They hit my pitches," he said, "and they oapitalind on every chance they had. It's just happened they've beat me in close games. Wilbur beet me l-O once and (Stan) fiahn- sen in a close one. "They're tougher at home, more relaxed, and I'm not that worried. Let them carry the pressure of being in first place for a while." Ryan struck out 13 batters and walked only one in his eight innings, boosting his strikeout total to 107 this season. He took his fourth loss in 10 decisions. Wood had the Angels scoreless on three singles until the ninth when Billy (ktbtrkewlti, Frank Robinson and Mike Epstein hit safely lor California's only run. Cy Acosta got Bob Oliver on an outfield fly to end the game and save Wood's vie* lory. All Chicago's runs came on five hits off Ryan in the tint three innings. A single by Ken Henderson and Dick Allen's double produced one" in the first inning, and t walk, Henderson's single, Allen's sacrifice fly, BUI Melton's double and Rick Reiehardt's single produced three more in the third. Twins 9 Blyleven Pitches 1 -Hitter By FRED McMANE the Kansas City Royals, 2-0, UPI Sports Writer and the only hit he allowed Chuck Tanner, manager of came on a bunt single by Ed tj^Chicago White Sox, and Kirkpatrick in the fifth inning. F-rank Quilici, manager of the "The hit didn't bother me at Minnesota Twins, go for a guy time, but it does now," said lffi'e knuckleballer Wilbur Wood B,vIeven - 111 Probably have irae Knuckieoaiier wnnur wood nightmares about it l may off; the Chicago White Sox, but "there is definitely something to be v said about the flamethrowers like Bert Blyleven, Mickey Lolich and Nolan Ryan. "Wood, the major league's vvinningest pitcher, outdueled Ryan, the major league's strikeout king, 4-1, Thursday aTtethoon in one of the classic matchups of the season but that was nothing to what the fasttoalling Blyleven accomplished against the Kansas City Royals Thursday night. Blyleven, a 22-year-old right­ -hander, turned in a one-hitter .•, t as_ihe Minnesota Twins beat, have had the best control and stuff on the ball than I've ever had, but I mainly feel good about the win for the team That has to come first." Lolich was Overpowering Lolich also was overpowering as he stopped the New York Yankees on six singles to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 4-0 victory. Wood, who bested Ryan, 1-0, in their only confrontation last season, allowed only six hits while notching his 11th victory against only three losses. Ryan, now 6-4, gave up seven hits but struck out 13 to boost his season's total to 107. The White Sox scored all their runs off Ryan in the first three innings. There was a touch of irony a'bout Wood's victory, however. Tanner removed his ace from the game with two out in the ninth in favor of Cy Acosta, a speedballer like Ryan, after Wood had given up three straight singles that produced California's only run. Acosta retired Bob Oliver on an outfield fly to lock up the victory. "I wasn't afraid to leave Wood in," said Tanner, "but I wanted to give them a different look. A hard thrower has a little edge, so I put one in." In the only other AL contest, Boston routed Milwaukee, 10-1. A twi - night doublehcader, Cleveland at Baltimore, was postponed by rain. Atlanta edged San Francisco, 2-1, and New York topped Los Angeles, 7-3, in 19 innings, in the only scheduled National League games. One-Hour Delay in Game Blyleven managed to handle the Royals despite a one-hour delay because of rain. He struck out seven and walked only two in besting Dick Drago Bobby Darwin doubled and scored on an infield single to give the Twins the only run they needed. A run-scoring single by Danny Thompson added the second run in the eighth. . Dick McAuliffe helped Lolich to his first victory since May 11 with a three-run homer in the fourth inning. The triumph enabled the Tigers to regain first place in the AL East. Rico Petrocelli broke out of a horrendous slump with four hits, including a homer, as the Red Sox pounded the Brewers for 16 hits. Petrocelli, batting only .191 entering the game, drove in three runs and also scored three in helping southpaw Bill Lee to his fourth victory in five decisions. Lee went the distance, allowing only five hits. Carl Morton tossed a five- hitter and doubled home the winning run in the second inning to lead the Braves over the Giants. Dave Johnson accounted for the other Atlanta run with his seventh homer in the second. Rusty Staub doubled in one run and Ed Kranepool doubled in another pair as the Mets exploded for four runs in the 19th inning to beat Los Angeles in the longest game in Dodger history. Big Memorial Day Weekend in Racing .'mi ^^^^ £ Stakes j* attempts By„Umted Press International 'Racing headed for a big Memorial Day weekend today i -wjjUi, almost $1 million in stakes . pujrses up for grabs during the thrge-day period • ,• Belmont Park's $75,000 added Mother Goose Stakes heads the Sat u r d a y sport. Windy's lISBghter, winner of the Acorn in her last effort, to move closer to a ]* sweep of the Filly Triple Crown rrr in the lys -mile race. g Back for another shot at » Winrly's Daughter will be Poker «Night, winner of the Bed " o'Roscs, Bag of Tunes, winner % of tint? Kentucky Oaks, and Fish 2 Wife, winner of the Blackeyed £ Susaji. ™ Belle Marie, shipped east for UanAcorn where she failed to nogieh her California form, was * back home at Hollywood Park , and headed a field of nine 3• y^aciold fillies in the $40,000 - a^dieti Princess Stakes at 1-16 . mies. OHar fillies and mares race . at Garden State Park in the . $25,000 added Vineland Hand; icapS on the turf with Alma Sunday with the $15,000 Priscil « NorlJ high weight under 121 ia ' poujjls. Other stakes races to be the Jersey Derby at Garden decided on Saturday were the Sfca te Park and the California $25,000 His Majesty's Council stakes at Hollywood.Park. Handicap at Ak-Sar-Ben, the Riva Rid § e and $25,000 Hannibal Handicap at the opening of Delaware Park; the $25,000 Emerville Stakes split into two divisions at Golden Gate Fields, the $20,000 BasWord Manner Stakes at Churchill Downs, the $15,000 Clang Handicap at River Downs, the $15,000 Thistledown Stakes at Thistledown, and the $10,000 Ruddy Belle Stakes at Calder. Cougar 2nd, who sent his lifetime earnings soaring over $1 million in winning his last race, is the "big horse" expected to see action Sunday. The champion grass specialist was expected to head the field for the $125,000 added Invitational Handicap at Hollywood Park. Others expected to start were Big Spruce, Wing Out, Queen's Hustler, Gold Braid and Hill Circus. Delaware Offers Handicap Delaware Park offers the $25,000 Parlo Handicap on Riva Ridge and Key to the Mint were expected to run in the Metropolitan with each carrying 127 pounds in the mile race. Bee Bee Bee, winner over both of them in the Preakness Stakes, was assigned 120 pounds. Champagne Charlie, Knightly Dawn, My Gallant, Our Native, Warbucks, Pvt. Smiles and Hearts of Lettuce race in the Jersey Derby which probably will turn up a few rivals for Secretariat in the Belmont Stakes on June 9. Quack and Kennedy Road were expected to head the field in itihe Califomian, taking on such speedsters as Crusading, Royal Owl, Tri Jet and Soft Victory. Smith Gets Award NEW YORK (UPI) - Stan Smith, captain of last year's U.S. Davis Cup team, will receive the 1972 Fair Play Award of tha U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organi- Major League Standings On Way to 30? White Sox southpaw knuckle-baller Wilbur Wood shows good form while on his way to downing the California Angels 4-1 in the game-at Chicago Thursday. It was Wood's 11th win in 14 starts this season, and many feel he may be a 30 game winner. UNIFAX National League East w. 1. pet. g.b. Chicago 24 17 .585 — New York 20 17 .541 2 Pittsburgh 16 18 .471 4% Montreal 16 19 .457 5 Philadelphia 15 24 .385 8 St. Louis 13 24 .351 9 West w. 1. pet. g.b. 25 16 .610 % 28 26 24 17 16 1. 16 18 18 19 23 27 pet. .610 .609 .591 .558 .425 .372 1 2 8 10 >2 Cincinnati San Francisco Houston Los Angeles Atlanta San Diego Thursday's Results Atlanta 2 San Francisco 1 New York 7 Los Ang 3, 19 inns (Only games scheduled) Today's Probable Pitchers (All times EDT) New York (Matlack 2-5) at Los Angeles (Osteen 3-3), 11 p.m. Chicago (Reuschel 3-3) at Cincinnati (Gullett 5-2), 8 p.m. Saturday 's Games Chicago at Cincinnati Montreal at San Fran Houston at Pitts, night Atlanta at St. Louis, night New York at Los Ang, night Phila at San Diego, twilight American League East Detroit New York Baltimore Milwaukee Boston Cleveland Chicago California Minnesota ~ Oakland Kansas City Texas • :• 21 1. 20 21 19 21 20 23 17 18 17 18 West w. 1. 24 13 21 17 21 17 23 19 23 20 12 25 pet. .512 .488 .472 .462 .459 •439 Pet. .649 .553 .553 •548 .535 .324 g.b. 1 1% 2 2 3 g.b. 3% m m 4 12 Jack Nicklaus Takes Lead in Golf Meet Thursday's Results Boston 10 Milwaukee 1 Chicago 4 California 1 Cleve at Bait, 2, ppd, rain Detroit 4 New York 0 Minn 2 Kan City 0 Today's Probable Pitchers (All times EDT) Cleveland (Perry 6 -5) Chicago (Gossage 0-3), 9 p.m. Saturday's Games Texas at New York Oakland at Detroit California at Milwaukee Baltimore at Minn, night Cleve at Chicago, night Boston at Kan City, night at At Arlington Park Bootleg- geris Pet spotted from 10 to 19 ptfjSfcls to a dozen rivals in the $35,000 added Round Table Handicap. Stakes to b? decided at zation (UNESCO) in a Paris Suffolk Downs and the $7,500 ceremony next Tuesday, it was Fashion Handicap at Long- acres. Three $100,000 races top Monday's racing, the Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park, Pars-Birdies-Bogies With JOE STOLARICK "Golf Pro at Bunker Links" TJoe Will Give You Valuable Tips to Improve Your Golf Game \i Join Joe Each Friday 8:30 P.M. GALESBURG CABLE TV "Local Television For Local People" announced today Smitlh will be given the Pierre de Coubertin Award for his self -control and conduct during a tennis match at Bucharest last October in which the United States defeated the Romanian team, 3-2, before a hostile crowd and despite scoring irregularities and aggressive behavior by his opponent. Major League Leaders By United Press International Leading Batters National League Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. with help lor yuui car, home life and health insurance See me. g. ab r. h. Lopes, LA 32 106 17 38 Maddox, SF 34 125 15 44 Cash, Pit 26 112 20 39 Rbnsn, Phila 28 87 13 30 Watsn, Hou 44 154 33 53 Fairly, Mtl 32 93 13 32 Santo, Chi 38 136 21 46 Grubb, SD 35 116 79 39 Torre, St.L 34 120 15 40 Maithws, SF 38 114 15 38 American League g ,349 347 STATE FARM Insurance Companies Home Offices: Bloomington, Illinois BUD NELSON Blmbrg, NY 27 Hart, NY 24 Kelly, Ou 26 Hortn, Det 19 Krkptk, KC 34 Suarez, Tex 22 D.Allen, Chi 37 Sims, Det 23 Munsn, NY 40 Fisk, Bcs 35 Home Runs National League: Aaron, and Stargell, Pitt 12; Evans, Atl 11; Bench, Cin, Wynn, Hou and Bonds, SF 10. American League: Mayberry, KC 13; May, Mil 10; D. Allen, Chi and Duncan, Clev 9; six players tied with 8. ab 80 83 95 73 125 09 132 71 145 126 r. 13 11 20 11 25 10 25 11 20 17 h. 30 29 33 25 42 23 43 23 46 40 pet. .358 .352 .348 .345 .344 .344 ,338 .336 .333 .333 pet. Runs Batted In National League: Bench, Cin 35; Ferguson, LA 33; Speier, SF 30; Watson, Hou and Bonds, SF29. American League: Mayberry, KC 42; Jackson, Oak and Melton, Chi 32; Robinson, Cal and Murcer, NY 26. Pitching National League: Billingham, Cin 7-1; Bryant, SF 6-3; Reuss, Hou land Downing, LA 5-1; Gullett, Cin, Koosman, NY and Wise, St.L 5-2; Hooton, Chi, Sutton, LA and Seaver, NY 5-3; 375'Marichal, SF 5-4. ATLANTA (UPI) - Trailing by two strokes with two holes to play in Thursday's $150,000 Atlanta Gotf Classic opening round,' Nicklaus displayed the form that has made him the class of the golf world by making baek-to-back birdies and thus went into today's second round right where everyone expected him to be— in the lead. Nicklaus, itour sophomore David Glens otf Coquille, Ore., and B. R. "Mac" McLendon of Birmingham, Ala., all shot 5- under^par 67s in the face of a swirling wind over the hilly Atlanta Country Club course Thursday to share first-round honors. That was one stroke better than a threesome consisting of Hubert Green and tour rookies Bruce Ashworth and Tom Kite and two better than another threesome that includes- Dave Hill, » last week's winner at Memphis, with Rod Funseth and Larry Wise. Although heavy rain Wednes day made the course play longer than usual, 32 in the 147 man field broke par Thursday Richard* Resigns LOS ANGELES (UPI) Tom Richards, football coach at Loyola for one year during which his record was 1-6, attended a board of trustees meeting Thursday and handed in his resignation, There were 15 at 2-uhder 70, including George Archer, Gay Brewer, Johnny Mftller and Tom Weiskopf Billy Capser, who normally doesn't play here, opened with a 72. Gary Player, making his 1973 U.S. debut this week after an operation in his native South Africa delayed his return to the] States, had a 76. And Masters champion Tommy Aaron, who won here three years ago, had a 75. Nicklaus, who hadn't compet- Griffill Lost BOSTON (UPI) - Hot-hitting second baseman Doug Griffin will be lost to the Boston Red Sox for four to six weeks after being struck by a pitched ball Thursday afternoon in a game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Griffin suffered a fractured bone in his hand after being hit on the left hand by a pitch thrown by Brewers starter Billy ;Champion in' the first inning. ed since winning the Tournament of Champions last month, said he was "very happy" about his opening 68. "It was a little better than I thought it would be," he said. "I drove it excellently. This is a position course. It doesn't take much strength to play it. It isn't demanding, lengthwise." American League: Wood, Chi 11 -3; Holtzman, Oak 9 -2; 342 j Coleman, Det 8-3; Singer, Cal 336 land Splittorff, KC 7 -2. 333 326 324 317 317 Mild TOMORROW Time to Iasuiate WHITE'S PHONE S42-0185 Atl 1343 -1139 929 N. Henderson WANTED GOLFERS LAUREL GREENS Public Golf Regulation Course at. ISO £«ii of KnoxvMt, IU. MODIFIED MIDGET RACES Saturday, May 26 Time Trials 7 PM ft) First Race 8 PM ^ A> | x WEST ON ROUTE 34. FOLLOW THE SIGNS. Afro SQUIRES SPEEDWAY $1.50 Under 12 FREE ) LATE MODEL SAT., MAY 26 EIGHT EXCITING EVENTS WITH THE FINEST DRIVERS IN THI MIDWEST COMPETING FOR A $3000 PURSE WTH $500 TO THI 30 LAP FEATURE WINNER. Gates Open 6 Time Trials --7 First Race 8 The Peoria Speedway serves the Finest In Concessions, such as Tenderloins, Hot- Dogs, Hamburgers, Fries and Your Favorite Beer and Soda, Bring The Family For An Evening Of Thrills and Entertainment Bleachers $2.00 Grandstand $2.25 Child. 50c PEORIA SPEEDWAY 3520 W. Farmingron Rd. Peoria, III. MAKE PLANS NOW FOR THE Special Memorial Day Stock Car Races Monday, May 28th 8 Events —40 Lap Feature — Over $3000 Purse Gates Open 5:30 — Time Trials 6:30 — 1st Race 7:30 NO Increase In Admissions

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