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The Index-Journal from Greenwood, South Carolina • Page 16

The Index-Journal from Greenwood, South Carolina • Page 16

The Index-Journali
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The Index-Journal 16 Thursday Aug. 18, 1983 Judge blocks Pine Tar game NEW YORK (AP A Bronx State Supreme Court judge today temporarily blocked tonight's scheduled resumption of the "pine tar-' game between the New York Yankees and the Kansas City Royals, Justice Orest V. Maresca said he was blocking the game "in the interests of and "to protect the rights" of fans who filed lawsuits contending they should not have to pay to see the completion of the game they attended July 24. 1 In a seven page decision, Maresca also cited the Yankees' argument that there might be security problems stemming from confusion over admission to the game if it were played as scheduled. Robert Kheel, a lawyer for the American League, said the league would immediately appeal the decision before the Appellate Division of State Supreme Court in a Homa's tepee at issue Noc ATLANTA (AP) The talk involves witches, hexes and curses, but it all swirls around an imitation American Indian tepee which usually occupies 250 seats in left field during the Atlanta Braves' baseball season. Bad luck has befallen the Braves the last two years when they removed Chief Noc-a-Homa's tepee, and now their fans want the tepee back. Wednesday night, Atlanta television station WSB-TV joined the fray, offering to buy all 250 seats for the rest of the season and pay all costs of hauling the tepee from which made the offer during its evening sportscast Wednesday. The 250 seats go for $3.50 each, and there are 17 home games remaining meaning a cost of $14,875. Minshew said WSB had advised him of the offer. He estimated the total cost of replacing the tepee, the construction work and the price of the seats at $30,000. A final decision, he said, must be made by Braves' owner Ted Turner, who approved removing the tepee. He said, however, Turner was out of town and could not be reached for a decision under the grandstand in Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium and reinstall it in the blue seats. "I'm surprised at how seriously people are actually taking this stuff, talking about curses, hexes, jinxes and things," said Braves spokesman Wayne Minshew. "I thought we stopped burning witches and other such things a long time ago. "The phone has been ringing incessantly, especially since Horner got hurt," Minshew added. Bob Horner, the Braves' slugging first baseman who was hitting .303, suffered a broken right wrist Monday night and is out for the season. The accident occurred barely a week after the tepee was removed to make way for the additional 250 seats, for baseball and for the Atlanta Falcons' first National Football League exhibition game Aug. 6. The Braves, without the tepee, are 3-5, their only losing homestand of the season. "We are offering to buy the about 250 seats it eccupies and offering to rebuild the base so the bleachers fit under it," said Karen Clark, a spokeswoman for WSB-TV, U.S. swimmer sets world record at Pan Am Games immediately. Last year, after the tepee was removed, the Braves sank into their worst losing streak of the season. They lost 19 of 21 games. Finally the tepee was restored to the left field seats, complete with proper ceremonies and the hanging in effigy of Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Tom Lasorda, whose team moved ahead of Atlanta into first place during the losing streak. Then the possible touch of Caribbean voodoo entered thepicture. The Braves lost two or three more before rookie ki Good defense not enough, as G-Pirates lose 4-0 Pettis is out with a bruised muscle, Roberts has a tender hamstring, and Frisina said "it's a day-to-day situation with both of them." BUCS CORNER Spartanburg will be in town again tonight and Shawn Hol-man, 5-7, will start for the Pirates Tonight is Drop-In-The- Bucket Night at Legion Stadium, with the fans allowed to drop in the bucket what they think the game is worth In a recent move, inf ielder Bryan Burrows and pitcher Scott Borland have been sent to the Alexanderia Pirates of the Carolina League. SPAKTANBURGak GREENWOOD ak I By JIM JOYCE State editor Good defense without any offense is worthless when it comes to winning and losing baseball games, and Greenwood's Pirates found that to be true in a 4-0 South Atlantic League loss to Spartanburg's Spinners Wednesday night at Legion Stadium. Right-hander James Olson went the distance for the Spinners and allowed only two hits as the Spinners kept their Northern Division second-half title hopes alive. They trail league-leader Gastonia by one-half game. Meanwhile, the Pirates dropped their fifth game in a row and remained eight games behind Southern Division leader Columbia, 10-9 loser to Macon. Returning from a disappointing trip to Florence where they lost three in a row, the Pirates' Manager Joe Frisina related how they continuously missed scoring opportunities. "We had situations where we had bases loaded and didn't score, and there were times when we had runners at second and third and couldn't get them across," he said. "That's the way it's been for us lately." That wasn't the case against the Spinners though. The Pirates had only seven base runners and one was erased by a double play. Todd Moyer's single off third baseman Chris James' glove in the third inning and Dave Coss' single up the mid-dle in the fourth inning were the only hits for the Pirates. Otherwise, three Greenwood players walked and two others reached on errors but all were stranded on the basepaths except the one involved in the double play in the fifth inning. The Spinners got run-scoring singles from Tony Brown and Wilfredo Tejada in the second inning, a sacrifice fly by Ramon Henderson in the sixth, and Brown's solo home run in the eighth. Three of the four runs came off starter and loser Gary Grudzinski, 3-7, who pitched well but was in the unfortunate situation of facing another right-hander who stopped the Pirates cold. "He (Grudzinski) pitched well, we only had a couple of opportunities, and that was it," Frisina said. The Pirates are also without the services of regulars Stacey Pettis and Bip Roberts, and even though Frisina did not offer any excuses, he said "it mates a difference." "Two years ago, we had a lot of regulars out but the others picked us up," he said. "The other guys have just got to pick us up." rv 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 5 0 10 300 0 4 3 3 0 HaroSb Menaft Moon If Tiamodh Pistol as Haitian rf Cosad Moyerlb Baker Totalt 4 3 3 1 4 0 3 0 4 0 3 1 1000 4 13 4 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 40 00 4 0 0 0 40 0 0 30 10 ,10 10 3000 30 0 1 0 Uivad Jacksoass Jama 3b Hughes da Veatrf Brown If Jelkslb Tejada Henderson 2b Totala Bawtaakwg S3 Ml Game-winning RBI Brown. 'Pitched well' Pirates right-hander Gary Grudzinski fires a fastball toward the plate and was cited by Manager Joe Frisina for "pitching a little better" against the Spartanburg Spinners Wednesday night. However, Grudzinski faced another right-hander James Olson who allowed the Pirates only two hits and the Spinners left with a 4-0 victory. (Staff photo by Jim Joyce) Veat, Henderson. DP Spartanburg Greenwood 1. LOB Spartanburg ft, Greenwood 6. 2B Vest. HR Brown. SB Leiva, James, Hughes, Vest. S- Henderson. SF Henderson. Spartaakarg IP RERBBSO Olson (W) 0,10017 Greeneed IP RERBBSO Grudnnski (L 3-7) 1 9 3 3 3 1 McKelvey 111113 WP Olson. Grudzinski A lit. again pitcher Pascual Perez of the Dominican Republic on the Carribbean island of Hispa-niola broke the spell. He got lost on his way to the ballpark and missed his start, beginning a continuing joke about his nagivation. Phil Niekro filled in for him, starting Atlanta on a streak. The Braves won 13 of their next 15, passed the Dodgers and won the National League West. "Maybe," mused Minshew, "we ought to blindfold Perez, take him out somewhere and turn him loose, and let him find his way back. That might change oui luck." rally base and it's good to see (Gary) Carter starting to hit." Carter and Tim Wallach each homered and drove in three runs for third-place Montreal, now 2 games behind the first-place Phillies in the East. Dodgers 4, Mets 1 Steve Sax's hit a two-run single in the Dodgers' three-run third inning as LA closed to within for games of the front-running Atlanta Braves in the West. Bob Welch was working on a one-hit shutout when Mets pitcher Walt Terrell hit him with a pitch in the sixth inning. Welch had to leave the game. Steve Howe allowed two hits, including Bob Bailor's RBI singte in the seventh inning. three games. Seattle's Dave Henderson belted a three-run homer. Angels 6, A'l 5 Juan Beniquez belted a grand-slam homer, and the California Angels, held scoreless for 27 innings, held on over host Oakland. The A's pitchers had not allowed a run in 37 consecutive innings before California broke through in the sixth for one run. In the seventh, Bob Boone doubled with one out, Rod Carew was walked intentionally, and Rob Wilfong walked before Beniquez connected for the Angels' eighth grand slam of the season, two short of the major league record; BALANCED DIET BEST COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) There are many miaxxmcep-tions about nutrition and diet for athletes, according to Ann Gran-djean, a nutrition consultant to the VS. Olympic Committee Sports Medicine Division. "Athletes, especially in power ports like wrestling and weightlifUng, often believe that large amounts of protein will increase muscle site and strength," Ms. Grandjean said. exercise can do that," she added. "The best diet is still the well-balanced square meal" aL Padre bullpen checks Phillies CARACAS. Venezuela (AP)- Steve Lundquist. who has set 100-meter breast-stroke world records four times in the last year and twice in 11 days, wants to prove to the world that the United States has the best swimmers. That the U.S. team is the best in the Western phere is becoming well documented this week at the Pan American Games, both in the pool and elsewhere. "We were disappointed in our showing in the 1982 world championships," Lundquist, 22, of Jonesboro, said Wednesday night after setting a world mark of 1 minute, 2.28 seconds, .06 better than his previous standard set Aug. 6. "We're vigilantes now. We want to show the world we were a freak acci- Ninety Six football Friday NINETY SIX The annual Maroon and Gold intrasquad football game will be played Friday night at 8 at the Ninety Six High School stadium. The admission is $2, with proceeds to be used to help defray costs of the players' camp at Presbyterian College. Nicklaus to play in benefit NORTH MYRTLE BEACH (AP) Jack Nicklaus has joined the list of professional golfers who will play in an Aug. 29 benefit tournament for injured golfer Jack New-tpn, an organizer of the event here says. Pro golfer Bob Shearer, one of the tournament's coordinators, said Nicklaus confirmed Wednesday that he would play. Shearer, a close friend of Newton's and a fellow Australian, said about 160 players, including 50 top pro golfers, have signed up to participate in the tournament at Bay Tree Golf Plantation. Newton was seriously injured when he walked into an airplane propellor in Sydney, Australia, last month. Proceeds from the benefit will be used to help pay medical expenses for Newton, who Shearer said has little insurance. Greenwood organizes team tennis USTA Michelob Light tennis leagues are being formed at the Greenwood Tennis Center. The adult leagues offer competition at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. A morning league will be offered for women, with matches played at 10 a.m. Monday mornings. Weekend leagues for both men and women will have matches at 2 p.m. on Sundays. Those who wish to participate in the morning league should sign up by Aug. 20. The sign-up deadline for weekend leagues is Sept. 1. For more information contact Rodney McAlister at 223-2712, ext. 220. dent in 1982." The United States won only eight of 28 races in the world championships, but they harvested gold the first four races of the six-day swimming competition. Meanwhile, Kelly McCor-mick of Columbus, Ohio, and Wendy Wyland of Mission Viejo, also finished one-two in the springboard diving; the U.S. shooting team added six more gold medals to raise its total for the games to 14, and Ann Marie Burns of Spring Valley, Calif. and Mary Lewis of Albany, N.Y., won gold medals in judo. In boxing, Cuban world champions Adolfo Orta and Angel Herrera advanced with easy decisions, while the U.S. fighters took the day off. The overall medal standings show the United States with 29 golds and 52 medals, while Cuba's count is 18-44, Canada is 5-28 and Venezuela 2-16. Lundquist, who also has come close recently to world records in the 200 individual medley and 200 breaststroke, was asked if he had more world records on the horizon in the games. "I just go where my body tells me," he said. As for the 1984 Olympics, Lundquist says he is 80 percent certain he will continue swimming another year, "depending on what my parents, my coaches and I decide." The broad-shouldered, thin-waisted Lundquist, nicknamed "Lunk the Hunk," was pushed to his world mark by John Moffet of Costa Mesa, who finished in 1:02.36, just .02 slower than the previous record and .08 behind Lundquist. "I had no clue he was so close," Lundquist said, "and I didn't want to know. I have to commend him immensely for his race." Some more record-setting was done by Bruce Hayes of Dallas, who eclipsed the Pan Am mark in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:49.89. In addition to Lundquist and Hayes, the United States also got victories from two women swimmers, one of them a veteran and the other a first-timer in international competition. i The veteran was Tracy Caulkins, 20, of Nashville, Tenn. Star Fort junior golf results listed NINETY SIX Star Fort National Golf Club held its juniors club championship Aug. 10. Golfers in the and-under division played nine holes. Others played 18. Here is a list of top finishers and their scores: Age 11 and under Peter Dubuque 53, John Eric Patterson 55, Chuck Wideman56. i Age 12 Chip Whitt 81 Trevor Shick 91, Wes Whitmire 101. Age 13-14 Brian Moore 83, Kevin Berry 88, Steve Crittendon 91. Age 15 and olderc Allen Coursey 72, Mark Evans 77. Aug. 23 at 6 p.m., a nine-hole adult-youth tournament will be held. Interested members should contact the pro shop by Monday. By BRUCE LOWITT AP Sports Writer It was the kind of game Dick Williams lives for the kind that shortens managers' lives. The San Diego manager, noted for his quick hook when his pitchers get in trouble, wore a path from the dugout to the mound Wednesday night. It took him four pitchers to get the three outs that gave the Padres a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Elsewhere in the National League, Houston defeated Cincinnati 7-6, Montreal routed San Francisco 12-5 and Los Angeles beat New York 4-1. Bobby Brown had a two-run double, Terry Kennedy singled twice to drive in two him this year, he got a hit off me. I tried to stay conscious of making him hit my pitch which he did. "Then, when I had to faee Maddox, I just figured I'd go after him the same way I did Tony. Dick had to be thinking, "This is about the end of the line so let's get this Astros 7, Reds The Astros won their ninth game in the last 11 to close within seven games of fffst-place Atlanta in the West. Bill Doran had four of Houston's 13 hits. "We are getting timely hitting base nits when we need them to forge ahead," said Manager Bob Lillis. "This series (a sweep of the Reds), we just had our hitting shoes on. Vera Ruhle relieved Nolan National runs and Garry Templeton drilled his third consecutive game-winning hit as the Padres built a 5-1 lead through seven innings. Eric Show was the beneficiary, but he left in the sixth inning. Luis DeLeon took over and gave up Joe Morgan's homer in the eighth inning that cut the Padres' lead to 5-2. And then came the ninth. Ivan DeJesus flied out. Gary Matthews and Greg Gross singled. Out went DeLeon. In came Sid Monge. Pete Rose singled Matthews home. Morgan grounded into a force play, Gross tit 4 Ryan in the fifth inning and got the victory, retiring nine consecutive batters before Cesar Cedeno homered in the eighth. Ryan struck out three batters to give him 3,622 for his career, 15 behind Philadelphia's Steve Carlton. "I had an upset stomach," Ryan said. "It was something I ate at lunch." Expos 12, Giants 5 Andre Dawson drove in four runs, two of them with his 26th homer, and Steve Rogers became the NL's first 15-game winner as the Expos routed San Francisco. "We've been swinging the bats well lately," Dawson said. "It wasn't a good night for Rogers, but he got the Job done. It was nice to see the guys ahead of me getting on way, surrendering 11 hits. Kansas City's George Brett got his first home run since the famous pine tar shot on July 24. White Sox 7, Yankees 5 Mike Squires, the White Sox defensive specialist at first base, delivered a double in the 13th to snap a 5-5 tie. He scored on Vance Law's single as the White Sox swept a three-game set in New York. The Yankees' Graig Nettles had tied the game in the ninth with a two-run homer. "I haven't had a chance to contribute offensively much this year. I'min almost every game for defense. But it feels good to have the chance to do something offensively," said Squires, who got only his fifth extra-base hit of the year in 128 at-bats. Salome Barojas worked 3 1-3 innings of two-hit, scoreless relief for the victory. Twins 7, Mariners 4 Two-run homers by Tom Brunansky and Gary Gaetti sparked Minnesota seven-run second inning at Seattle. Rookie Mike Wlaters picked up his first major-league save for the Twins. It was Brunansky's fourth homer in Pitcher in a wins for Baltimore American League League scoring. Out went Monge. In came Ed Whitson. Mike Schmidt walked. Out went Whitson. In came Gary Lucas. Tony Perez was safe on Templeton's throwing error that loaded the bases. Garry Maddox forced at third, ending the game. "I've been at this too long to get a thrill out of making all those managerial decisions," said Williams. "With a three-run lead like we had, let's just 1-2-3 and come in." "Tony (Perez) hasn't seen me that often," Lucas said, "but the only time I faced brace ning and rookie Tom Camtiot-ti pitched a seven-hhter for his first major league victory. Paul Molitor walked with one out, Cecil Cooper singled and Mark Breuhard singled home Molitor. Ed Yost lined an RBI single and Marshall Edwards beat out an infield hit. After a balk by reliever Dennis Boyd, Rob Picciolo hit a sacrifice fly and Ed Romero contributed an RBI single. The Brewers won the first game on a lOth-innirig single By Ted Simmons off the leg of Eitcher Bob Ojeda to score lolitor. "I knew this club is in the thick of a pennant race, but I never thought about that," said Candiotti, who was called up from Vancouver Aug. 6. "I knew I had my control, and I could get my four basic pitches over the plate. If I can do that, the hitters don't know what's coming next." Blue Jayi Indiani 5 In a wild affair at Cleveland, Lloyd Moseby tripled in By BARRY WILNER AP Sports Writer Like Linus in the Peanuts comic strip, Baltimore's Mike Flanagan has a security blanket. The main difference is that Flanagan wears his around his knee. The Texas Rangers found nothing comical about facing Flanagan Wednesday night. The veteran left-hander, on the comeback trail from a severe knee injury, improved his record to 7-2 with his first triumph since being sidelined with ligament damage May 17. He lasted nine innings and scattered 10 hits before being relieved by Tim Stoddard in the 4-2 Orioles' victory. Flanagan, who had lost his two previous starts, wore a four-pound brace on his left knee "Initially, I thought I might not pitch again this season," he said. "It was like taking the winter off and then trying to pick it back up without spring training. My knee is still only about 80 percent. "The brace is tough getting used to, but my arm still feels as good as it did at the start of the season. The brace is a Dave Collins with the winning run in the top of the 10th, then scored on Willie Up-shaw's single as Toronto won for the sixth time in seven games. Collins singled off Rick Sutclif fe with one out in the 10th, then was awarded second when first baseman Mike Hargrove tackled him on Sutcliffe's errant pickoff attempt. Moseby followed with his triple and releiver Jamie Easterly surrendered Upshaw's hit. It was Toronto's ninth win without a defeat in extra innings this year. "Sutcliffe hit me in the hamstring and it knotted up on me, kind of like a spasm' said Collins. "It was a good play (by Hargrove) because I would have been on third if Hargrove hadn't held me, with Damaso (Garcia) coming up. He was off balance too, it was a good play by Hargrove." Tigers 10, Royals 4 Lance Parrish homered and knocked in three runs and the visiting Tigers scored seven times in the last two innings. Marty Castillo also homered for the Tigers and Dan Petry went all the safety device, and supposedly I can't hurt myself in the injured area with it on. It's sort of like a security blanket. 1 "If I had to throw it away I wouldn't have the confidence topitch." Dan Ford's run-scoring double in the 10th won the game. The Orioles added an insurance run when Cal Ripken collected his fourth hit of the night, a single that scored Ford. Elsewhere, Milwaukee swept Boston 4-3 in 10 innings and 5-1 to take hold of first place in the American League East; Toronto edged Cleveland 6-5 in 10; Chicago downed New York 7-5 in 13; Detroit belted Kansas City 10-4; Minnesota defeated Seattle 7-4; and California trimmed Oakland 6-5. Brewers 4-5, Red Sox 3-1 Milwaukee took a half-game lead over Baltimore in the East with its sweep at home. The Brewers got all five of their runs in the second game, in the fourth in- Tennis championship tourney in Greenwood Greenwood tennis fans will have an opportunity this weekend to see some of the best players in the state compete in the South Carolina Adult Closed championship tournament at the Greenwood Tennis Center. In addition to highly- ranked amateurs, some touring pros and teaching pros will also be playing. The tournament begins at 9:30 Friday morning. Finals are expected to be played Sunday afternoon. There is no admission charge for spectators.

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