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aron s By FRED DOWN UPI Sports Writer Hank Aaron is doing more than dosing in on Babe Ruth's all4imc career home run record with unexpected speed. '. lie's also showing—and this is more important to his Atlanta $favc teammates and their vfvals, than catching the Babe '•^mat he's still a game-winning hitter. " 'tthc 39^year old Aaron, now 25 horticrs behind Ruth's career hiark of 714 after hitting No. 16 of the season and No. 689 of his career In a 9-7 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates Monday night, had been accused earlier this season of tryng for the mark at the expense of his value to the team. It's a rugged charge to throw at a true pro but Aaron lias answered it in the last three days with three homers—all of which contributed to Atlanta victories. He hit two Saturday night leading the Braves to a 52 victoiy over the St. Louis Cardinals and his three-run homer Monday night was the big blow of' a six-run fourth* inning outburst which carried Atlanta over the Pirates. The Cardinals defeated Cincinnati, 12-4, San Francisco beat New York, 2-1, and Los Angeles downed Philadelphia, 5-3, in the only other National League games. Milwaukee topped Minnesota, 10-6, in the only sc h cdu 1 ed American League game. Dave Johnson hit his nth homer, John Oaites singled in a run and Aaron climaxed the six-run fourth to give the s Braves 9-7 Win Register-Mail SPORTS Oaleislburg, ML, Jurae 12, 1973 Tuesday, Page 14 Braves an 8-0 lead. That rally stood up for the decisive margin as the Pirates, paced by three hits by Manny Sanguillen and two hits and three RBIs by Al Oliver, scored two runs in the iflfth, three in the seventh and two in the eighth. Carl Morton, who went 6 1-3 Innings, received credit tor Ills' sixth win while Steve Blass suffered his fourth loss against three wins. Bob Gibson struck out nine— his career total of 2,862 now ranks second to Walter Johnson's 3,500— and won his fifth game of the season with the help of homers by Ken Reltz, Jose Oruz and Lou Brock. Joe Morgan homered for the Reds. Ron Bryant won his 10th game, with the support of Dave Kingman's seventh homer and Randy Moffltt's ninth-inning relief, as the Giants shaded the Mots. Kingman's homer put the Giants ahead, 2-0. in the fifth inning while Moffitt came out of the bullpen with one on and two out in the ninth to retire Willie Mays on an infield out. The Dodgers sent 10 batters to the plate in a four-run second inning which brought Don Sutton his eighth'win with the ninth-inning relief aid of Pete Rlohert. Dave Lopes and Joe Ferguson accounted for RBIs with singles and Bill Russell drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the key inning. Dick Ruthven was the loser for the Phillies. Dave May's third - inning homer and a five-run fourth inning, which included a two- run single by Ollie Brown, paced Milwaukee over the Twins. Rod Carew and Joe Lis homered for Minnesota, jNHL Will Consider Emergence of WHA MONTREAL (UP!) - The National Hockey League Board of Governors meets behind closed doors today and officials said the World Hockey Associa tion tops the list of priority issues to be discussed. In the past month, the WHA has signed a number of NHL veterans; come to contract terms with two of the nation's top amateurs, Mark and Marty Howe in addition to nearing an agreement with their father Gordie, and driven upwards the salaries demanded by several offering NHL players by alternative contracts. The NHL has so far remained silent on the WHA's moves into its rosters and officials said the league is not expected to make any statement today after the board of governors meeting. The NHL intra j league draft also was on the agenda for toay, but it was not expected to produce any surprises. Can Protect 18 Players The 16 NHL clubs are permitted to protect 18 players this year. Goaltenders, recently drafted amateurs and first-year ©rt Four NFL Players Involved in Narcotic Ring N'EW YORK (UPI) - Four star players in the National l&olball League have been linked to traffic in illegal and dangerous drugs, the New York Times reported today.. Information supplied by federal, state, and local narcotics agents found . two unidentified tearnmates suspected to be dsaling in cocaine in a multimillion-dollar smuggling ring. Another player is suspected to have helped finance a d e a 1 e r's involvement with cocaine, while the other player is believed to be connected with substantia], quantities, according to f .the Times article AH four players are and have been under surveillance, the dispatch said. ..Jack Danahy, the NFL's s'eSBrity director and a former FBI agent, brushed off as "a fairy tale" reports last season that involved the two teammates. But a narcotics agent said Monday, that the two. players were very close to being apprehended last year, the Times reported. "The NFL knows this drug traffic would be its Watergate," said*one agent involved in the casoi "It could explode any- tim£" During the past 18 months several players in the league have been < arrested for possession of drugs. : They include Duane Thomas, the moody running back of the San Diego Chargers; Lance Rentzel, a wide receiver with the Los Angeles Rams, and Don Parish, a linebacker with the Denver Broncos. There was also a recent disclosure that there had been drug misuse (pep pill) by the San Diego Chargers from 19661969. The allegations appeared in sworn depositions by Charger players and stated that the Chargers' organization received as many as 10,000 prescription drugs a year in that span, including pep pills, sleeping pills, pain-killers and sedatives. The depositions also indicated the drug misuse took place on the Kansas City Chiefs, the Oakland Raiders, and Cincinnati Bengals. In an effort to curb its drug problem, the story said, the NFL plans to establish tighter guidelines regarding the dispensing of drugs, particularly stimulants, by its 26 teams. Ths matter will bs discussed when the clubowners convene in New York in two weeks for their annual June meeting. Before You Renew Your Insurance Policy SEE A PRO If your needs have changed, your insurance policy may need more than a touch-up. It may need an overhaul. Why not get in touch with a pro? An independent insurance agent. 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When a club loses a player in the draft, it may take one of their unprotected players and put him on the protected list The team will then foeco exempt from the remainder u the proceedings. In Monday's interleague draft between the NHL and the: American and Western Hockev League, only one player w chosen. , Monahan Snapped Up Forward Hartland Monahan of WHL Salt Lake City was snapped up by the California Golden Seals for $30,000. It was not a major deal, however, since California already had a working agreement with Salt Lake City. In other business at the opening of the three-day NHL annual meeting Monday, league officials announced five minor rule changes and announce I clubs will have a 20 j minute ; warmup next season instead of the 15-<minute pre-game skate in past years. The rule changes ~ includi d shortening to six feet the distance between opposing centers in the faceoff circle; penalties for players who do not surrender their equipment to officials for measurement when asked to do so and awarding a penalty shot to a player if he is tripped or igrabbed by an opponent while on a breakaway across the center ice red line.. It also was announced the meeting between the players' association and the club owners, usually held during the annual NHL meeting, has been put off until a special meeting at the end of the month. Major League Standings National League East w. 1. pet. 34 23 .596 25 25 .500 26 29 .473 24 27 .471 23 29 .442 23 33 .411 Chicago Montreal St. Louis Pittsburgh New York Philadelphia San Francisco Los Angeles Houston Cincinnati Atlanta San Diego West w. 39 36 33 31 24 20 I. 23 23 27 26 34 39 pet. .629 .610 .550 .544 .414 .339 Monday's Results San Francisco 2 New York 1 Los Ang 5 Philadelphia 3 Atlanta 9 Pittsburgh 7 St. Louis 12 Cinci 4 (Only games scheduled) Wednesday's Games Los Angeles at Phila, night San Diego at Montreal, night. San Fran at New York, night. Pittsburgh at Atlanta, night. St. Louis at Cinci, night. Chicago at Houston, night. American League East g.b. w. 1. pet. g.b. — New York 30 26 .536 — 5% Detroit 2!) 26 .527 7 Milwaukee 2ft 27 .509 VA 7 Boston 26 26 .500 2 Baltimore . . 25 25 .500 2 10% Cleveland 21 35 .375 9 West g.b. w. 1. pet. g.b. — Chicago 31 21 .596 — m Minnesota 30 23 .566 Vk 5 Kansas City 31 28 .525 Vh 5% California 27 26 .509 Vk 13 Oakland 29 28 .509 4% 17% Texas 18 34 .346 13 Monday's Results Milwaukee 10 Minnesota 6 (Only game scheduled) Today's Probable Pitchers (All Times EDT) Chicago (Wood 14-5) Detroit (Fryman 2-6), 9 p.m. Wednesday's Games Texas at Cleveland New York at Oakland, night Boston at California, night Milw at Minnesota, night Chicago at Detroit, night Kan City at Baltimore, night at Major League Leaders World Series University of Oklahoma's second baseman Keith Drumright (2) leaps into the air as Terry Pyka of the University of Texas slides under him in their game in the NCAA College World Series at Omaha, Neb. Texas won 10-2. UNIFAX Nastase Defeats Orantes For Italian Championship Richard Stays MONTREAL (UPI) - Henri Richard will skate with the National Hockey League Montreal Canadians next season but it took the richest contract in! The second-seeded club history to keep him from'won the $16,000 This is Hie the World Hockey Association Richard, an 18-year veteran with the Canadiens, signed a two-year contract with the club Monday which reportedly will give him more than $100,000 a season. Canadiens General Manager Sam PoVock said, "We never disclose salaries of our players. But he's the highest paid player we've ever had, and he deserves it too." ROME (UPI) Nastase year. First it was the French tennis title. Then it was the Italian title and a commanding lead in the Commercial Union Grand Prix race. Romaniantwo men's singles his first championship point when Orantes hit a backhand wide. Earlier on the championship's closing day, Tom Okker of the Netherlands and John Newcombe of Australia won the men's doubles title, defeating Case and Geoff Masters, 6-3, 62, 6-4. On Sunday, Evonne Goola- gong of Australia, who did not lose a single set in the entire tournament, demolished Chris Evert of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 7-6, 6-0 to take the women's new young Aussies, Ross|.singles title. FOR DAD Executive Chairs Swivel Arm Chairs Desks Files Attache Cases SAVE 20 to 50% 8EST BOy 47 South Cherry Galesburg 343-7214 title in the Italian championship Monday, humiliating defending champion Manuel Orantes of Spain. The first set went 6-1. The second went 6-1. The third went 6-1. Nastase, who came onto the cpurt to the jeers of local fans, demolished Orantes with a fine mixture of volleys and charges on the net. The Spaniard won the first set's opening serve at love. Then the Romanian won 111 straight games, completely breaking Orantes' will. By the third set, play had j become so poor that the public' at the Foro Italico began to! whistle and catcall. Nastase, who won his first major tournament at Home in 1970, fired the coup de grace on READ THE WANT ADS! No shaver advertising dares compare their shave with aRonsonshave. GALESBURG PIONEER OPENING NIGHT Tuesday, June 12th 7:15 Pre Game Ceremonies H. T. CUSTER PARK Admiral Air Conditioner To Be Given Away (Com? f/nfrn'v of Midwest Mfy.) it No brush No lather No blades No blood No push No pull No bull ROSS Shaver & Typewriter 112 E. MAIN ST. PH. 343-7917 3 By United Press International Leading Batters National League g. ab r. h. pet. Maddox, SF 48 183 22 64 .350 Lopes, LA 48 167 28 58 .347 Mota, LA 37 128 16 44 .344 Goodsn, SF 51 187 18 63 .337 Bonds, SF 62 256 61 85 .332 Unser, Phil 42 122 14 40 .328 Watsn, Hou 60 215 38 70 .326 Rbnsn, Phil 36 120 19 39 .325 Fairly, Mtl 44 136 20 44 .324 Santo, Chi 54 194 32 62 .320 American League g. ab r. h. pet. Blmbrg, NY 39 116 20 47 .405 Horton, Det 28 106 16 38 .358 Krkptk, KC 48 177 30 60 .339 D.Allen, Chi 52 188 34 62 .330 Carew, Min 52 201 36 66 .328 Kelly, Chi 41 162 25 52 .321 Fisk, Bos 49 182 28 57 .313 Maybry, KC 59 206 38 64 .311 Hndrsn, Chi 36 135 21 42 .311 Ellis, Cle 31 102 9 31 .304 Home Runs National League: Stargell, Pitt 17; Aaron, Atl 16; Bonds, SF 15; Monday, Chi 14; Bench, Cin and.Wynn, Hou 13. American League: D. Allen, Chi 15; Mayberry, KC 14; Spikes, Clev 13; Fisk, Bos 12; Duncan, Clev, Murcer, NY, Bando and Tenace, Oak 11. Runs Batted In National League: Bench, Cin 48; Ferguson, LA 47; Stargell, Pitt 43; Bonds, SF 42; Oliver, Pitt 40. American League: Mayberry, KC * 56; Jackson, Oak 47; Melton, Chi 41; D. Allen, Chi and Murcer, NY 37. Pitching National League: Bryant, SF .10-3; Biliingham, Oin 8-2; Sutton, LA 8-4; Osteen, LA and Wise, St.L 7-3; Reuss, Hou, Marshall, Mtl and Seaver, NY 74. 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