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i n fiy BILL MADDEN UPI Sports Writer After seven years of unfulfilled promise* fttck Monday ;« finally found the home run groove—fitom of all places the leadoff spot. Monday, the llrat player ever cft'6fcen in majof league baseball's free agent draft, signed a reported $104,000 bonus with Charles 0. Finley's vagabond City-Oakland A's back \\X 1965, and from that day forth -Was; expected to be a power hitter extraordinaire. Cubs to tJftforfcuftately, it didn't quite work out that way as Moflday, in six years with the A's, never 6ven hit as fiiany as 20 homers in a given season. And after being dealt to the Cubs last year and switched to the leadoff spot, there were still no telltale signs of power—until this year when he suddenly started banging Out home runs at (for him) a record pace. Monday clubbed homers in his first two trips to the plate Sunday, lifting his total to 14 for the season (fourth best in the National League) as the Cubs outslugged the Cincinnati Reds M to maintain their game lead in the N.L. East. In other National ster-Matl Montreal downed San 14, Philadelphia games, Francisco blanked San Diego 11*0, Hous ton belted Plttsbtufh 7*1, Los Angeles whitewashed the New York Mets 4*0 and Atlanta split a doubleheader with St. Louis, the Cards taking the opener 4-3 and the Braves coming back in the nightcap 8-2. Over in the American League, • GateSburg, III, June 11,1073 Monday, Page 18 Milwaukee topped California 8-6 and Boston ripped Texas 104. Cesar Cede no had his first the plate since at Kansas New City popped the York Yankees ?*4, Minnesota trounced Baltimore 11*4, Oakland shut out Detroit 5-0, edged Chicago 6-5 after dropping the opener S*3, Cleveland big day returning to the Houston lineup from a muscle pull, driving in five runs with a pair of homers as the Astros breezed over the Pirates. Southpaw Jetty Reuss snapped a personal three-game losing streak to register his seventh victory of the year. Another southpaw, Claude Osteen of the Dodgers, pitched his best game of the year, blanking the Mets on only three hits. Osteen, now 7-3, got all the bat support he needed from Joe Ferguson who drove in & pair at ntoa--tho first via his 12th homer of the year. Righthander Wayne tfwitchell registered his second straight shutout to pitch the Phillies to their laugher over San Diego. Twitchell, now 5*2, also snapped a pc rsona 1 0-f or-30 ba tting draught with two singles, a double and one 1UJL Surprising Montreal completed its threc^game sweep of the slumping Giants and reached the .500 mark for the first time ever this far along in the season as Boots Day drove across a pair of tms in the bottom of the eighth with a bases-loaded single. Atlanta's Roric Harrison and Danny Friselia combined on a two hitter to halt St. Louis in ot their the second game twinbill after Ted Simmons had sparked the Cards to victory in the opener iwith three runs- batted-in, *** Agai n st • BY NEIL HERSHBERG UPI Sports Writer 'Ken Aspromonte temporarily frirgot his club's lease on the American League East cellar Sunday and instead thought about his own new lease on life. John Ellis home singled Buddy Bell with the winning rmv .in the ninth inning as the Indians snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 6-5 victory and a doubleheader split with the-Chicago White Sox. Rick Reifchandt's three-run pinch- homer in the ninth inning gave Chicago a 5-3 victory in the opener. 'Aspromonte, depressed over the, Indians' recent skid that sent the club 14 games under .500, paid little attention to a telephoned death threat Saturday night to the Cleveland front office. The unidentified caller said that if Aspromonte went to the mound Sunday he would be shot. The Cleveland management put extra plainclothes detectives in the stands as a precautionary measure. "I guess I finally made it as a big league manager, I've been threatened/' Aspromonte said. "But (after the first game loss it didn't make any difference/' smiled Aspromonte after Cleveland's second game triumph. Bell opened the Cleveland ninth in the nightcap by beating out an infield single. Jack Brohaimer walked and both George Terry runneth advamced on Hendrlck's sacrifice. Forster, who had 11 saves for the White Sox, came in to replace Cy Acosta and Ellis hit the first pitch into left field for a single. In the opener John Jeter and Eddie Leon hit back4o-back the struck VB Golf Snares Classic ; By Ed McFALL PHILADELPHIA (UPI) Tom Weiskopf, somber after surprisingly his winning second consecutive tournament and his third in four weeks on the tour, talked about a man who "never lived to see all this." i Weiskopf, who captured the IVB Philadelphia Golf Classic Sunday by four strokes over #6ttffg sophomore Jim Barber with a 14-under par 274, said th&-,.. death last March of his father had "something to do" with a streak that many say indicates the lanky, 30-year-old is finally showing the immense talent he has. "'My father got me started in Weiskopf said after earning the $30,000 check for wiping the same Whitemarsh Country Club tourna- njent he captured in 1971 with tjhe^same 14-under par total. golf," '*He gave me money for the .es£ equipment, made sacrifices and just lived his life for his children/' Weiskopf said. "I felt after he died, I had disappointed him in some respects. He'd never tell me that but I thought you could see it in his face." Weiskopf said that after his father died last March 14, "it opened my eyes and I started rounds, best on the tour so far this year. He was 14-under par at the Atlanta Classic, only to finish second to Jack Nicklaus and 17- under par at the Kemper Open last week, which he also won to earn a total $117,045 in a month, counting Sunday's victory. But after shooting a one- under .par 71 to win going away Sunday, Weiskopf said "winning is more important than the money. Winning is the hardest thing to do and it is so much more rewarding, thrilling, enjoyable." Barber, a 24-year-old pro picked up his largest career check with the second place money of $17,125 by virtue of a two-under 70 and a 278 total. John Miller and Forrest Fezlcr were next at 279. Nicklaus, made a belated run at Weiskopf with a five-under 67. Dave Eichelberger, Gay Brewer and John Schlee were at 280. The four bunched at 281 were Ken singles with one out in ninth. Reliever Jerry Johnson out pinch-hitter Mike Andrews but Reidhandt then followed with his game-winning homer. In other games, Oakland blanked Detroit 5-0, Kansas City beat New York 7-4, Minnesota routed Baltimore 114, Milwaukee outslugged California 8-6 and Boston ripped Texas 10-1. In the National League, Houston beat Pittsburgh Montreal edged San Francisco 7-6, Chicago downed Cincinnati 9-7, Los Angeles blanked New York 4*0, Philadelphia walloped San Diego 1.-0 and St. Loui9 split a doubleheader against Atlanta with the Cardinals winning the opener 4-3 and the Braves taking the nightcap 5-2. Jim "Catfish" Hunter, treated to an 11-hit attack, hurled a three-hitter and sent Detroit 7-1, down to its second shutout straight in pitching Oakland over the Tigers. Bill North led the A's offense with three hits, a walk and a stolen base. Oakland scored single runs the first, second, third, fifth and seventh innings with five different players driving in the tallies. Hunter struck out four batters and walked only one in gaining his eighth victory in 11 decisions. John Mayberry clouted his 14th homer of the season and Paul T + Major League National League East w. I, pet. g.b. 34 23 .598 25 25 .500 24 26 .480 25 29 .463 6^ Chicago Montreal Pittsburgh St. Louis New York Philadelphia West w. 1. pet. g.b. San Francisco 38 23 .623 35 23 .603 23 28 .451 8 23 32 .418 10 Los Angeles Cincinnati Houston Atlanta San Diego 31 25 .554 Wi 33 27 .550 4& 23 34 .404 13 20 39 .339 17 . Cruz Tagged Out Saturday's Results Cincinnati 8 Chicago 4 New York,4 Los Angeles 2 Atlanta 8 St. Louis 2, Philadelphia 4 San Diego 1, Montreal 9 San Francisco 6, Pittsburgh 4 Houston 1, Sunday's Results Montreal 7 San Francisco 6 Los Angeles 4 New York 0 Philadelphia 11 San Diego 0 Chicago 9 Cincinnati 7 St. Louis 4 Atlanta 3 (1st) Atlanta 5 St. Louis 2 (2nd) Houston 7 Pittsburgh 1 Today's Probable Pitchers All Times EDT San Francisco (Bryant 9-3) at New York (Stone 1-1), 8:15 p.m. Los Angeles (Sutton 7-4) at Philadelphia (Ruthven 1-4), 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh (Blass 3-3) at Atlanta (Morton 5-4), 8 p.m. St. Louis (Gibson 4-6) at Cincinnati (Gullett 6-3), 8:15 p.m. Only games scheduled Tuesday's Games San Diego at Montreal, night San Francisco at New York, night Los Angeles at Philadelphia, night Pittsburgh at Atlanta, night St. Louis at Cincinnati, night Chicago at Houston, night American League East w. 1. pet. 30 26 .536 29 26 .527 27 27 .500 New York g.b. Detroit Milwaukee V2 Boston Baltimore Cleveland 2 26 26 .500 2 25 25 .500 21 3$ .375 2 9 West w. 1. pet. g.b. 31 21 .596 30 22 .577 1 28 .525 31 28 .525 Vk 27 26 .509 - 4% 29 28 .509 4fc 18 34 .346 13 Chicago Minnesota Kansas City California Oakland Texas Saturday's Results Oakland 4 Detroit 0 Chicago 6 Cleveland 3, Baltimore 7 Minnesota 4, Boston 12 Texas 1, night- New York 6 Kansas City 4, Milwaukee 1 California 0, Sunday's Results Chicago 5 Cleveland 3,1st Cleveland 6 Chicago 5, 2nd Minnesota 11 Baltimore 4 Kansas City 7 New York 4 Oakland 5 Detroit 0 Milwaukee 8 California 6 Boston 10 Texas 1, night Today's Probable Pitchers All Times EDT Milwaukee Parsons 1-4) (Short 2-1 or at Minnesota (Kaat 6*3), 9 p.m. (Only game scheduled) Tuesday's Games Texas at Cleveland, <twi Kansas City at Baltimore, night Chicago at Detroit, night Milwaukee a>t Minnesota, night Boston at California, night New York at Oakland, nigfht Midwest League By United Press International Clinton 2 Appleton 1 Decatur 8 Waterloo 0 Wis. Rapids 7 Quincy 4 Cedar Rapids 5 Danville 3 Quad Cities 2 Burlington 1 (12 innings) Cardinals 1 Jose Cruz is tagged out by Braves second baseman Dave Johnson on a run- Splittorff recorded his down play in the first game of their twin bill ninth win when at Atlanta Sunday. St. Louis beat the Braves 4-3 in the first game, but lost the second 5-2, UNIFAX win for five the Royals runs in the Ma j or League Leaders sun, David Baiter Barber. Bruce Crampton, and Miller thinking about myself." The results would pleased his father. Beginning at the National, which he won, Weiskopf has had an amazing streak of 17 consecutive sub-par Contract Sold BALTIMORE (UPI) ~ contract of left-handed pitcher Mickey Scott was sold to 'he have, Montreal Expos by the Baltimore Orioles for an amount in erupted fourth inning en route to their triumph over the Yankees that snapped a five-game losing streak. Mayberry connected in Cards 9 Braves Split 9 the second inning to record.his bander Roric Harrison held the 56th RBI. The Royals scored st. Louis Cardinals to one hit another run when Paul Schaal ATLANTA (UPI) — Right- 1 Harrison's homer, his first hit singled, took second on Gene Michael's error and scored on Fran Healy's single. Splittorff who went the distance far the seventh time this year, is now 9-3. in eight innings and hit a homer Sunday to give the Atlanta Braves a 5-2 victory in the nightcap of a doubleheader after St, Louis took the first game 4-3 on three RBIs by Ted Simmons. of the season, came in the third. The Braves added two runs in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Mike Lum and a single by Garr. John Oates singled in . Larry Hisle, Jim Holt and, TT . u , . , „ The Bobby Darwin each clubbed' of ' "two-run homers as Minnesota « thr °ft the first five innings until Ken Reitss led off a e Ban Lifted PHILADELPHIA (UPI) The NCAA lifted a ban on a run in the fifth and Dusty Baker singled home Oates in the seventh. - Simmons drove in a first- inning run in the opener with a sacrifice fly and singled home two mare runs in the fifth. The Cards got their winning run in the fifth on a single' by Tim McCarver, The Braves were held to two Colonial 6AIKBURG LINCOLN-MERCURY Has Mori Kinds of; • Rental Cars • Rental Plans • Payment Plans For More Kinds of People • Comet • Montego • Monterey excess of the waiver price, it was announced Monday night Baltimore recalled right- handed hitting Enos Cabell from its Rochester farm club in the International League to replace Scott on the roster. Scott has appeared in only one game this season. Pennsylvania:hits through the first four in- routed the Orioles, seventh home run climaxed a seven-run third inning as the HWpV u ^ ™ ™ - _ a t h I o n competitor Frod;^ Jy Allan Foster HwIe 3 the sixth with a triple, DannyjSamara Monday, just three Uvo runs m the flfth on a By United Press International Leading Batters National League g ab. r. h. pet. Maddox, SF 47 179 22 63 .352 Lopes, LA 47 162 26 56 ,346 Mota, La 37 128 16 44 .344 Bonds, SF 61 253 61 84 - .332 Gdsn, SF Unsier, Phil Wtsn, Hou Rbinsn, Phil 36 120 19 39 44. 136 20 44 .324 56 193 35 62 ,321 50 184 18 61 .332 41 118 14 39 .331 60 215 38 70 .326 .325 Fairly, Mtl scored l Crwfrd > LA Twins chased inning losing pitcher Doyle Alexander in favor of reliever Orlando Pena. Holt ripped his sixth home run in the fifth inning with Steve Braun aboard on a single to insure Dick Woodson's fifth victory, which was aided by the relief work of Ray Corbin. i Friselia replaced Harrison in the ninth and picked up his fourth save. Reitz scored on a sacrifice by Jose Cruz and the Cardinals picked up their second run in the ninth after Harrison walked Ted Sizemore and Friselia gave up a single to Joe Torre and a sacrifice fly to Luis Melendez. days after the Penn senior was suspended from further competition for taking part in an AAU-sponsored track meet between Russia and the United States in Richmond, Va., last March. double by Dave Johnson and a sacrifice fly by rookie Frank Tepedino and scored again in the seventh when Baker doubled and was doubled home by Marty Perez, Foster, 4-3, won the first day game, while the first game loss Samara was graduated Mon- went to Gary Gentry, 4 - 6, and from Penn's Wharton the second game loss to Tom School of Business and Finance.'Murphy, 0-1. Secre ta ria t American League g. ab. r. h. pet. Blmbrg, NY 39 116 20 47 .405 Horton, Det. 28 106 16 38 .358 Kptrck, KC 48 177 30 60 .339 Carew, Min 51 196 34 65 .332 D. A'ln, Chi 52 188 34 62 .330 Kelly, Chi 41 162 25 52 .321 Pisk, Bos 49 182. 28 57 .313 Mybrry, KC 59 206 38 64 .311 Hndrsn, Chi 36 135 21 42 .311 Braun, Min 45 160 29 49 .306 Records Difficult to Match champion. It was a demonstration of and By RAY AY RES UPI Sports Writer NEW YORK (UPI) - Rec-lbrute strength and blinding ords are made to be broken speed that was hard to believe but the racing world agreed and ranks among the greatest, today that Secretariat's amaz- if not the greatest, races ever ing performance in winning the!run. Belmont Stakes Saturday will; In Canonero II in 1971. The time j Stakes or the Prcakness. The was corrected to 1:54 2-5 when |last time he whipped Seethe track's official docker ireUiriat was in the Kentucky |.six furlongs in 1:09 4-5, and a mile in 1:34 1-5. foi There isn't much racing left Secretariat After the reported later, his time two days 1 Derby. Brief Racing Career ITravera Stakes he probably will By this time his four rivals!run in the Woodward Stakes at the Kentucky Rent Hourly Weekly , Monthly » • • winning Derby on the first step to "Someday some horse may jenshrinement in racing's Hall of be hard to match or better. A 4f Annually THEY NOV/ HONOR The following Credit Cards 0) run a faster Belmont," said Ron Turcotte, the jockey who guided Secretariat to his place of glory among the turf immortals. "If one does, I hope I am on him." Fame, Secretariat broke the Vh wile track record at Churchill I But Turcotte has no intention were hopelessly struggling far Denial of a record in the;of leaving the whip at home in his wake. The long-striding Preakness has rankled Turcotte;when he next rides Secretariat,'colt roared on, reaching the end and he still hopes that some!who was scheduled to rest for of a mile and a quarter in 1:59, way will be found to correct the^several weeks before returning faster than it took him to win record. It is on his mind constantly and the possibility of a Belmont Secretariat won the VA mile (Stakes but the time of the race Downs when he was timed in; Stakes record flashed through 1:59 2-5. [his mind when he was 25 Victory came just as easily in the I 3-16 mile Preakness lengths in front and a sixteenth of a mile from the finish in the to the racing wars. That the Kentucky Derby. probably will take place during Yet, with a quarter of a mile August in the $100,000 Travers to go, this colt who has been Stakes on Aug. 18 with a sold to a syndicate of breeders warmup race in the Jim Dandy for $6,080,000, never faltered, Stakes there 10 days earlier. never hesitated and still had With 69,138 shirt-sleeved fans enough energy left to respond the Belmont Park on Sept. 29 and the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Aqueduct on Oct. 27. The Washington, D.C. International at Laurel on Nov. 10 is only a remote possibility although this the race Mrs. Helen Home Runs National League: Stargell, Pitt 17; Aaron, AH and Bonds, SF 15; Monday, Chi 14; Bench, Cin and Wynn, Hou 13. American League: D. Allen, Chi 15; Mayberry, KC 14; Spikes, Clev and Fisk, Bos 13; Duncan, Clev, Murcer, NY, Bando and Tenace, Oak 11. Runs Batted In National League: Bench, Cin 48; Ferguson, LA 46; Stargell, Pitt and Bonds, SF 42; Perez, Cin 39. American League: Mayberry, KC 56; Jackson, Oak 47; Melton, Chi 41; D. Allen, Chi and Murcer, NY 37. Pitching. National League: Bryant, SF, 9-3; Billingham, Cin 8-2; Osteen, LA and Wise, St. L 7-3; Reuss, Hou, Sutton, LA, Marshall, Mtl and Seaver, NY 74. American League: Wood, Chi 14-5; Holtzman, Oak 11-3; Singer, Cal 10-3; Coleman, Det 10-5; Splittorff, KC 9-3. was Tweedy, Meadow manager Stable which of the and i record sweltering in the 90 degree!when Turcotte asked him to "I saw the timer flip 20 on! temperature and cheering him! break the record in the closing j year-old, the infield board. 1 knew weievery step of the for the distance on a owns him, had in mind when she agreed to deliver Secretariat to the syndicate on Nov. 15. Seorc tari at, al though a "Horse of the 2- was Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. with help for your car, home, life and health insurance. See me, ITATI FARM ^For Your Ccnvemence 120 N. Broad 342-4121 Belmont Stakes Saturday. race by 31 lengths in 2:24 flat {will be disputed for a long, long smashed the Americanitime. the infield board. 1 knew we^every step of the way,!yards of the race. The automatic electric timer, could break the record and I- Secretariat battled with arch- 1 Not for 25 years had a horse title dirt track in joining Sir Barton,;apparently tripped premature- pushed him for the last Gallant Fox, Omaha, War ly, recorded 1:55. Independent yards," the jockey said. mile and then went on his way Derby, the l J reakn &sM and the launch a new career as a |||W| _ i Admiral, Whirlaway, Count! dockers caught the big, power- But the talented rider never alone. With Turcotte just sitting -Jidmont Stakes arid Secretariat I stallion on the breeding farm in RMlJ NELSON iFleet, Assaulf and Citation as i ful colt in 1:53 2-5, well under touched Secretariat with the still in the saddle, the red- made one wonder why. He didji974, and racing will have lost) llbbtJVSIl only the ninth Triple Crownithe official record of 1:54 set by whip, either in the Belmont,coated coll reached the end oftit all so easily. jonc of its greatest runnels. Year" last beason. He has the wrapped up again this 70 rival Sham for the first half been able to win the Kentucky;season. But he is scheduled to STATE FARM Insurance Companies Homo Ofllces: Bloornington, llllnolf 143-1139 m N. Henderson \ J 1

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