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r M JMgsby^ Thursdoy, June 7, 1973 Minnesota Wins, Threatens White box Division .11 * By FREt) McMANE The Minnesota Twins swept a doubleheader from the Cleveland Indians Wednesday, 7-3, in 15.innings and 13-9, and have now won 11 of their last 15 games to move to within three percentage points of the divi sion*leading Chicago White Sox. Harmon Killebrew, played an Instrumental role in the first- game victory with a key two- run double to cap a four-run 15th inning, and young Jim Holt, hit two homers in the second game to drive in four runs and ariother unfamiliar face, Steve Braun added a three-run homer as the Twins dealt the Indians their seventh straight loss. .' The Twins scored six runs in thi : first inning of the nightcap then withstood a Cleveland home-run barrage which included a pair by Oscar Gamble and solo shots by Charlie Spikes, Rusty Torres and Jack Brohamer. Spikes also homered in the first game and now has 12. In other AL games, Bal timore routed Chicago, 14-4, New York topped Texas, 5-2, Oakland routed Milwaukee, 11 1, California defeated Detroit 7-4, and Boston nipped Kansas City, 5-4. Chicago beat Los Angeles, 64, Atlanta topped Montreal, 5-3, San Francisco outlasted Pittsburgh, 9-7, St. Louis defeated San Diego, 6-3, and Houston edged Philadelphia, 4-3, in 10 innings, in National League games. Brooks Robinson drove in four runs with a homer and a sacrifice fly as the Orioles handed the White Sox their fifth straight setback. Robinson's three-run homer in the second inning offset the 14th homer by Chicago's Dick Allen and enabled the Orioles to win their fourth straight game. Earl Williams also chipped in with a two-run homer for the Orioles. "There are too many good hitters on this team" said Robinson, who so far is not one of them with a .196 average. 'I fully expect us to hit with consistency as a ball club. It can only make us tougher. So far our defense and pitching has been equal to anybody's." The Yankees won their fourth in a row, with the help of three errors by Texas third baseman Toby Harrah and another standout relief performance by Sparky Lyle. Harrah allowed two runs to score with his shoddy fielding while Lyle pitched two innings of shutout relief to notch his 11th save, which enabled Steve Kline to win his first game since May 16. Reggie Jackson drove in five runs with a homer and a double in Oakland's rout of Milwaukee. The victory got the A's back to the .500 level and put them only 3% games behind Chicago in the AL West. Jim Hunter went seven innings to record his seventh victory in 10 decisions. Deron Johnson and Ted Kubiak also homered for the A's. Bill Singer went seven innings to notch his 10th victory of the year and Vada Pinson smacked a homer as the Angels bested the Tigers. Sandy Alomar also figured prominently in the Angels' attack with three hits while Willie Horton hit a homer for Detroit. Joe Coleman, a 10-game winner, suffered his fourth loss. Reserve catcher Bob Montgomery's second homer of the game proved the winning margin for the Red Sox as they swept their three-game series with J the Royals. Montgomery, filling in for Carlton Fisk, hit a solo homer in the seventh then connected off reliever Doug Bird in the 10th. Designated hitter Jim Wohlford had hit a two-run homer for the Royals in the ninth to tie the score while designated hitter Orlando Cepeda had homered earlier for the Red Sox. JohncockHas 500 Winnings In Escrow Priddy Loses Magic Touch By MILTON RICHMAN UPI Sports Editor NEW YORK (UPI) - Some people have it, some don't. Jerry Priddy had it. He had that gift for instinctively doing the right thing at the right time, a certain magic touch which attended everything he turned his hand to. Well, practically everything. Lately, h*e hasn't been that fortunate. He was arrested by the FBI in Los Angeles Tuesday evening and charged with trying to extort a quarter-million dollars from one of the steamship lines on a threat of setting off bombs on one of their luxury liners sailing for Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Now he's out on $150,000 bond. During his time in baseball, Jerry Priddy put in 11 years in the majors, coming up with the SIZES AA - EEE 6-16 1155 Because Red Wing Work Shoes come in so many styles and sizes—6 to 16, double A to four E—they're a perfect fit for most any pair.of hard-working farm feet. So, if it's comfort you're looking for, look up your Red Wing shoe man. And get fit for the farm. RED WING OPEN: Mon.'Til 8:30 P.M.| FRI. Til 9 P.M. 140 E. MAIN — Two Doors West of Walgreens Custom Fitted Shoes ROTHE 33 New York Yankees originally and subsequently moving on to the Washington Senators, St. Louis Browns and Detroit Tigers. He Was a Good One Priddy was a second baser man, and a good one. When he first came up to the big leagues'from Kansas City of the American Association with his little shortstop sidekick, Phil Rizzuto, the two were (billed the best double play pair since Joe Tinker and Johnny Evers of classic Tinker to Evers to Chance fame. Jerry Priddy was good, and he knew it. The one thing he didn't suffer from was any lack of confl dence. He came up to the Yankees in 1941, a year when they had such greats with them as Joe DiMaggio, Bill Dickey, Charlie Keller, Tommy Henrich, Joe Gordon, Lefty Gomez and Red Ruffing, but none of them particularly awed Jerry Priddy. Phil Rizzuto remembers that first day he and Priddy walked into the Yankees' training quarters in St. Petersburg, Fla. Priddy wasn't the least bit bashful. He walked right over to Gordon, who already was established with the Yankees as the American League's all-star second baseman. "You have to know Jerry," says Rizzuto, who broadcasts now for the Yankees. "He was the kind of guy with tremendous self-confidence. The two previous years he had won the second base job easily with Norfolk and Kansas City, and this first day with the Yankees, he told Gordon he was a better second baseman than he was, he could make the double play better and so forth." You also have to know Joe Gordon. He didn't exactly curl up and die simply because Jerry Priddy told him what he.did. BENNY'S HOUSE OF BOTTLES The fact is Joe Gordon kept his second base job with the Yanks that year, and Jerry Priddy was only-a utilityman. He never was really any more than that, and in 1943 the Yankees dealt him to Washington. Some of those who claim to know Jerry Priddy seem to feel it broke his heart that he could never break into the Yankees' regular lineup. Sold to the Browns Priddy played with Washington three seasons, and then was sold to the Browns, managed at the time by Zack Taylor. "I'll say one thing about Priddy, he could play ball," says Taylor, now 75 and living in Orlando, Fla. "He never forgot he used to be with the Yankees, with all their . big hitters, and he couldn't understand why we had to play it differently with the Browns. He just didn't like to bunt. I told him I had to, but coming over from the Yankees, he never wanted to." Priddy's distaste for bunting was so pronounced that he even composed a little ditty about it, and he'd agitate one of the Brownie coaches, the late Johnny Tobin, a superb bunter in his day, by getting next to him in the shower and singing the ditty to him. Some of the Words I don't remember all the words," says Taylor, "But I remember some of them. 'Bunt and drive a Ford; hit away and drive a Cadillac,' he'd sing to Johnny Tobin. Almost drove poor Johnny crazy. I remember sometimes I'd give Priddy the bunt sign and he'd step out of there and try to get me to take it off, or he'd drag or push the ball when all along he knew we were trying to move the runner up." One more thing about Jerry Priddy. When he was through playing baseball, he tried his hand at a number of other things and didn't do so badly at any of them. INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) The nearly $90,000 Gordon Johncock gained.by winning the Indianapolis "500" will be placed in escrow until it's determined whether the money should be involved in his (bankruptcy proceedings. Johncock, at a federal court hearing here Wednesday, agineed to place his share of the j'ackipoit into escrow until bankruptcy referee Nicholas W. Sufana determines whether Johncock's creditors have claim to tlhe winnings. Johncock, by winning the ratordelayefd' and rainwshortened race May 30, picked up $236,022 for his Patrick Racing Team, Inc., of Indianapolis. His stare of the winnings was 38 per cent, or nearly $90,000. The petition for bankruptcy filed by Johncock Feb. 14 listed liabilities- of $369,511 against assets of $66,000. The assets included land in Johncock's home state of Michigan, $5,000 in stares of stock in Johncock Racing Enterprises, Inc., and personal property. Most of the liabilities were in connection with forestry operations Johncock owned in Michigan, secured by loans in Michigan and West Virginia. The hearing was continued until June 18 when Sufana is expected to determine whether the "500" winnings can be attached by creditors. The hearing also is to rule on petitions to attach property in Michigan and his shares in Johncock Racing to pay for debts. East Moline Race Results FIRST RACE: (mile pace)— Kimsville (B. Carney) 13.20 6.40 2.60 Dell View (B. Lonaker) 13.80 2.40 Empire Warrior (H. Pederson) 2.40 Time: 2:11.1 SECOND RACE: (mile pace)— Turpin Time (L. Williams) 11.60 3.00 2.20 Spin Reed (L. DeJulius) 2.60 2.10 Misty Goose (M. Wilson) 2.40 Time: 2:10.0 Daily Double—6 & 8. Paid $95.00. THIRD RACE: (mile trot)— Tag Flora (W. Carney) 7.40 4.40 3.20 Startling Knight (M. Shetler) 3.60 2.10 Miss Green Bomber (T. Schue) 3.20 Time: 2:07.1 FOURTH RACE: (mile pace)— Timely Lassie (K. Linton) 6.20 3,60 3.00 3 A G Eddy (M. Gibson) 6.40 3.00 Idlewhiles Joe (R. Ball Jr.) 4.00 Time: 2:04.3 FIFTH RACE: (mile trot)— Ann Mascot (A. Jay Ryan) 18.80 3.60 3,00 Colby Deems (B. Shepherd) 3.60 2.20 Iowa Boy (M. Shetler) 3.80 Time: 2:06,4 SIXTH RACE: (mile pace)— Abbe Julie Mite (D. Freese) 820 4.60 2.80 Dee Scott (B. Carney) 6.20 2.20 My Inspiration (C. Lorance Sr.) 2.60 Time: 2:06.1 SEVENTH RACE: (mile pace)— Tommy . Forbes (C. Wilcoxen) 6.80 3.80 2.80 Idlewhiles Brent (R. Ball Jr.) 3.60 2.80 Win Sam (B. Carney) 3.00 Time: 2:05.3 EIGHTH RACE: (mile pace)— On Time (K. Linton) 3.20 2.80 2.80 Painted Byrd (D. Freese) 12.40 5.20 Brook's Brat (M. Previdlca) 3.80 Time: 2:10.4 NINTH RACE: (mile pace)— Flyers Haven (R. Tuftie) 6.80 3.00 3.00 Little Falls (K. Linton) 3.Q0 2.60 JusUy So (B. Carney) 3.20 Time: 2:07.0 Late Double—2 & 2. Paid $13.20. TENTH RACE: (mile pace)— Mr. Nick (E. Stevens) 18.00 5.20 3.80 Jays Win (C. Daly) 3.40 3.00 Knight of Knights (J. Isaacs) 6.20 Time: 2:07.4 Cardenal Home Run Blast Sparks Chicago's 6-4 Win By GENE BLUDEAU CHICAGO (UPI) - Manager Whitey Loekfnan hopes it was just a coinddenee that Jose Cardenal was hit on the head in batting practice about an hour before his ihWMOin homer started the Chicago Cubs off to Wednesday's 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. In a locker room postmortem Lockman recalled that a soaring fungo bounced off the brick right-field wall and smacked Cardenai in the back of the head. "I'm sure this didn't have anything to do with his home run," Lockmian said, grinning. "I'd hate to think anybody would have to get hit on the head in batting practice to hit a homer. "Of course, it didn't," Lock- man said. "After all it was his sixth of the season, and the first time he's been hit on the head in batting practice." Cardenal followed Ron Santo's lead - off single in the fifth inning. It was only the third hit off Dodger starter Don Sutton. He also batted in a run in a fourtrun sixth inning after consecutive singles by Glenn Becker, - Billy Williams, Pat Bourque and Santo had chased Sintton. Burt Hooton, who said ho now throws knuckle curves "only 40 per cent of the time" as compared with about 60 per cent last season, got the victory with (last-out help in the ninth from Jack Aker. The deciding out came after Willie Davis belted a leadoff home run and a walk and three i singles scored twd more funis. Santo made a diving staib of Bill Russell's knee - high liner down the third base llfie. "It was one of those reaction catches," Santo said. "I don't know if I saw it or not." Lockman said he wouldn't wamt to pick the class of the National League's Western Division now that he has seen all the contenders. "I will say this about the Dodgers—they are better now than they were in our first series on the coast," he said. "I wouldn't want to say they're better than Cincinnati, though. "After all, Cincy id coming in here Friday for three games and I wouldn't want a statement like that tacked up on their dressing room bulletin board." ' 914 E. MAIN ST. 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