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m 0 w I rwo ?w w r oi i Legendary lineup Berra, Koufax strike mood for Hall of Fame ceremonies COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - A cheerful Yogi Berra and a grateful Sandy Koufax, striking the mood of the ceremonies, were inducted Into baseball's Hall of Fame Monday along with six other players of the past. As thousands of fans watched the historic event under leaden skies in front of the Hall of Fame Library, Berra humbly acknowledged the honor then broke into tears halfway through his speech. "My only regret is that my father and mother, my brother John and Gil Hodges could not be here," Berra said haltingly, referring to four meaningful persons in his life who have died. Koufax, at 36 the youngest player to enter the Hall, said: "I don't really have a speech to make today just a lot of thanks to so many people that I can't name them all." The two, along with Lefty Gomez, Buck Leonard and Early Wynn, were among five former players on hand. Three other baseball luminaries were immortalized posthumously Will Har-, ridge, Ross Youngs and Josh Gibson. Berra, a standout catcher for the New York Yankees for almost two decades, was the first to accept a Hall of Fame plaque. "Since this is the most important day of my life I want to get my speech right," said Berra. "So I'll put on my glasses and I'll read it." Allen's homer barrage gives Yanks victory COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Bernie Allen drove in six runs with three homers to power the New York Yankees to an 8-3 exhibition victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the annual Hall of Fame baseball game Monday. Allen capped a five-run fourth inning Perranoski rejoins Los Angeles LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ron Perranoski, the Los Angeles Dodgers relief ace of the early 1960s, rejoined the club Monday. Perranoski, released on waivers by the Detroit Tigers last week, was signed by the Dodgers Monday, filling the vacancy left when catcher Duke Sims was claimed on waivers by the Tigers. The 35-year-old left-hander had pitched only 19 innings for the Tigers this season, with an 0-1 record and a 7.58 earned run average. Perranoski began his major league career with the Dodgers in 1961 and had a brilliant 16-3 record in 1962. He led the National League in games pitched twice and tied for the lead in 1967, his last season with the team. He was traded to the Minnesota Twins in a five-player deal and led the American League with 34 saves in 1970. The Tigers claimed him on waivers from the Twins last July. Perranoski has been pitching batting practice for the Dodgers since last Thursday. A spokesman said he will join the team for its game in Cincinnati Tuesday night. U. S. Amateur golf qualifying next week CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - All but seven of the 150 players who will compete in the 72nd annual U.S. Amateur Golf tournament Aug. 30-Sept. 2 at Charlotte must qualify in sectional rounds next week. The U.S. Golf Association said Monday that a record field of 2,363 players has entered the preliminaries. Last year, 2,327 golfers competed. Qualifying play will take place Aug. 14 and 15 at 43 locations across the country Cooperstown, N.Y. (AP) Yogi Berra, Lefty Gomez, Sandy Koufax, Buck Leonard and Early Wynn (from left) pay close attention during their Berra thanked, among others, former Yankee catcher Bill Dickey "who gave me pointers" and former Yankee Manager Casey Stengel "who had enough faith to play me in the lineup. "But most of all I want to thank baseball. It's given me more than I ever hoped for . . . and I hope that I can put something back." Koufax, later called on to speak by Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, recalled his early days as a Brooklyn Dodger which were not exactly Hall of Fame quality. "They were rather inglorious," said the former Dodger left-hander, "and I thought after my first six years in baseball, it was going to be 'Go out and look for another job'." But Koufax eventually straightened out his wild fast ball to become the game's most dominating pitcher in his last five seasons after the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles. Koufax said that pitching coach Joe Becker was one of the greatest influences in the turn around. "He pushed me, shoved me, embarrassed me and made me work," said Koufax. "And I really have to thank him for that." Gomez, the pitching ace of the Yankees in the 1930s, said he wouldn't have made the Hall without Joe DiMag-gio and Johnny Murphy. DiMaggio, the great Yankee center fielder "used to chase down all my for New York with a three-run shot, then unloaded a two-run blast in the fifth and a bases-empty drive in the seventh. The home run barrage helped wipe out an early 3-0 Los Angeles lead built on Wes Parker's run-scoring single in the first and Willie Davis' two-run homer in the third. Bobby Murcer delivered a two-run home run before Allen hit his second shot in the fourth. Los Angeles 102 000 0003 New York 000 520 lOx I Rau. Strahler (5) and Cannlzzaro; Blasingame, Roland (6) and Ellis. W Blasingame. L Rau. HRs Los Angeles Davis. New York, Allen 3, Murcer. Royal blast sinks Hunter, As, 4-2 KANSAS CITY (AP) Kansas City broke Jim Hunter's six-game winning streak with a four-run, fourth-inning outburst that gave the Royals a 4-2 victory over the Oakland A's Monday night. The defeat, the A's fourth in the last five baseball games, cut their lead over idle Chicago in the American League West to three games. Hunter, 14-5, owning a 2-0 lead going into the fourth, walked Richie Scheinblum and gave up a double to Ed Kirkpatrick. Lou Piniella then hit a sacrifice fly for the Royals' first run. Fred Patek was walked intentionally but the strategy backfired when winning pitcher Dick Drago, 8-13, Cookie Rojas and Amos Otis followed with run-scoring singles. OAKLAND KANSAS CITY ab r h bi ab r h bi Campnris ss 4 0 0 0 Roias 2b 5 0 2 1 Rudi If 4 111 Otis cf 4 0 2 1 Bando 3b Epstein lb Duncan c Voss cf Mangual rf Cuilen 2b Kubiak 2b Hunter p Mincher ph Locker p Knowles p 4 0 10 Mayberry lb 4 0 I 0 4 0 2 0 Schnblum rf 2 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 Kirkpatrk e 4 1 1 0 3 110 Piniella If 3 0 0 1 4 0 10 Schaal 3b 4 0 10 2 0 0 0 Patek ss 3 110 2 0 0 0 Drago p 2 111 2 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total 34 2 7 I Total 31 4 9 4 Oakland 11 Itt (00 2 Kansas City I0 4 I x 4 EZpmTella. DP-Kansas City 1. LOB Oakland 6. Kansas City 9. 2B Epstein, Voss, Kirkpatrick, Otis. Schaal. 3B-Ep-stein. HR Rudi (14). SB Otis. S Drago. SF Piniella. IP H . 6 7 .. 13 1 .12-3 1 .9 7 R ER BB SO 4 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 10 Hunter (L,14-5) Locker Knowles Drago (W.8-13) T-2:23. A-1U35. ifchuif?! j induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame Monday. Josh Gibson, Ross Youngs and Will Harrldge were inducted into the Hall posthumously. mistakes" and Murphy, a relief pitcher, "saved most of my games," Gomez said. "Being here is the greatest pleasure I've ever had in my life," he added. Leonard, the former star in the all Negro leagues, said the Hall is "something I never dreamed about ... something I thought would never happen. "When I was first told of my selection, I was speechless. This is my greatest thrill nothing I ever did on the field will equal it." Wynn, a 300-game winner with the Washington Senators, Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox, waited several years for his selection to the Hall. "I don't know why my hands are so wet and my throat so dry," he said. "I don't believe words are in me to express my gratitude. "There have been so many people to thank in my 23 years in the majors that I can't think of them all at this moment. I only wish I could have been better than I was." Gibson, a star of the Negro leagues, was represented by his son, Josh Jr., who said, "I'd, like to close with a personal message for my father 'Wake up, Dad, you just made it'." Harridge, " longtime American League president, was . represented by his grandson, William Harridge HI, and Youngs, a star outfielder for the old New York Giantsr was represented by his daughter, Carolyn Thompson. Young Harridge said, "I'm sure that my grandfather would have liked to be here." Youngs died in his prime in 1927. Standings NATIONAL LEAGUE East w t 64 38 SS 46 54 50 50 51 45 55 39 63 West 62 3? 58 46 53 48 47 58 46 59 41 61 Pet. .627 .545 .519 .495 .450 .382 .614 .558 .525 .448 .438 .402 Pittsburgh New York Chicago St. Louis Montreal Philadelphia Cincinnati Houston Los Angeles Atlanta San Francisco San Diego 5Vi 9 17 18 21 Vi AMERICAN LEAGUE East W L 57 4.5 Pet. .559 .539 .520 .505 .466 .398 GB 2 4 5'i 9V2 16'j Detroit Baltimore New York Boston Cleveland Milwaukee Oakland Chicago Minnesota Kansas City Calitornia Texas 55 47 52 48 51 50 48 .55 41 62 West 62 42 58 44 53 47 48 54 47 56 41 63 .596 .569 .530 .471 .456 .394 3 7 13 14'j 21 CENTRAL ILLINOIS COLLEGE LEAGUE W L Pet. GB T 5 5V4 SVi 7 Bloomington Peoria Galesburg Springfield 13 14 10 10 5 8 12 13 11 14 .722 .636 .455 .435 .421 .364 Macomb 8 Charleston-Mattoon 8 Itcsiiks NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis 3. New York 2. 12 Innings, night Cincinnati 9, Atlanta 1, night Pittsburgh at Montreal, postponed, rain Only games scheduled. AMERICAN LEAGUE Minnesota 5, Texas 0 Baltimore 5, Milwaukee 2, night Kansas City 4, Oakland 2, night Cleveland 6, Boston 2, night On v games scheduled. CENTRAL ILLINOIS COLLEGE LEAGUE No games scheduled. Games today NATIONAL LEAGUE Montreal (McAnally 1-11) at Chicago (Jenkins 14-10) Philadelphia (Champion 4-11) at Pittsburgh (Blass 11-5) night Houston (Wilson 7-7) at Atlanta (McLain 2-2) night Los Angeles (John 9-5) at Cincinnati (Grimsley 10-4) night San Diego (Arlin 8-13 and Grief 5-11) at San Francisco (Stone 4-7 and Reberger 2-1) 2, twi-night New York (Gentry 5-8) at St. Louis (Wise 10-12) night AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit (Lolich 18-7) at New York (Peterson 12-11) Cleveland (Tidrow 9-9) at Boston (McGlothen 5-3) night Baltimore (Dobson 12-11) at Milwaukee (Colborn 4-2) night ,'exas (Bosman 4-8) at Minnesota (Blyleven 10-14) night Oakland (Odom 8-4) at Kansas City (Dal Canton 5-4) night Chicago (Bahnsen 14-11) at California (Wessersmith 2-5) night CENTRAL ILLINOIS COLLEGE LEAGUE Charleston-Mattoon at Peoria (7:30 p.m.) Macomb at Springfield (7:30 p.m Galesburg at Bloomington 2 (3:15 p.m. at Stadium) Games tomorrow NATIONAL LEAGUE New York at St. Louis, night Los Angeles at Cincinnati, night Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, nighl Montreal at Chicago Houston at Atlanta, night San Diego at San Francisco AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago at California, night Texas at Minnesota Oakland at Kansas City, night Baltimore at Milwaukee, night Detroit at New York, 2 Cleveland at Boston CENTRAL ILLINOIS COLLEGE LEAGUE Bloomington at Macomb (2-3:15 p.m.) Peoria at Charles'on-Mattoon (7:30 P m.) Mathews fakes reins of sagging Atlanta CINCINNATI (AP) - Eddie Mathews, the second-year Atlanta coach and former slugging third baseman who became manager of the sagging Braves Monday said, "We're going to fly real low and slow." Mathews, 40, replaced veteran manager Luman Harris. Harris, 57, who refused comment, was fired Monday in the midst of his fifth season as pilot of the Braves. The Braves have been hampered by injuries and military leaves. The team has fallen more than 15 games off the pace in the National League West Division. Going into Monday nights' nationally televised game against Cincinnati here, the Braves stood 47-57 and in fourth place. Mathews said there would be no drastic changes in the club. He added, "We're going to put the same ballclub out there and evaluate the team as a whole. We are going to explore the attitudes of the ballplayers and get back to basic fundamentals." But he did point out that "I have the green light as far as the ballplayers on the playing field go." Mathews, who retired in 1968 after a career in which he belted 512 homers, joined the Braves staff last season as a first base coach. He said that pitching coach Lew Burdette would be the first coach. He added that the Braves did not intend to add any personnel to their coaching staff this season. Big second carries Reds past Braves, 9-1 CINCINNATI (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds erupted for six runs in the second inning, three on oJe Morgan's home run, and breezed to a 9-1 victory over Atlanta Monday night, spoiling the debut of Braves Manager Eddie Mathews. The victory in the nationally televised baseball game was the Reds' fourth in their last five games and widened their National League West lead over idle Houston to 5'2 games. The Braves, who fired manager Luman Harris earlier Monday, absorbed their eighth loss in the last nine games. A single by Ted Uhlaender and a throwing error by third baseman Darrell Evans started the Reds' big second inning against loser Ron Reed, 9-11. Darrell Chaney singled for one run, Pete Rose singled, then Morgan unloaded his 14th homer of the year into the right field stands. ATLANTA CINCINNATI ab r h bi ab r h bi Garr If 5 0 0 0 Rose If 5 12 0 Evans 3b 4 110 Morgan 2b 4 113 HAaron lb 4 0 2 0 Tolan cf 5 12 0 EWillams c 3 0 0 0 Geronlmo cf 0 0 0 0 Baker cf 4 0 10 Bench c 4 10 0 Lum rf 4 0 10 TPerez lb 3 2 2 0 Millan 2b 4 0 2 0 Menke 3b 4 12 5 MPerez ss 4 0 2 0 Uhlaendr rf 2 1 1 0 Reed p 0 0 0 0 Foster rf 2 0 10 JHardin p 0 0 0 0 Chaney ss 4 111 Breazeale ph 1 0 0 0 MGIothin p 3 0 0 0 McQueen p 0 0 0 0 SJackson ph 1 0 0 0 Hoerner p 0 0 0 0 OsBrown ph 10 0 0 Total 35 1 9 0 Total 36 9 12 9 Atlanta 100 0 0 0 0 101 Cincinnati 0 6 0 003 00 x E Evans, Chaney, Menke. DP Cincinnati 2. LOB Atlanta 9, Cincinnati 8. 2B H.Aaron. 3B Tolan. HR Morgan (14), Menke (6). SB T.Perez. S J.Hardin. IP H R ERBBSO Reed (L,9-ll) 1 2-3 7 6 6 3 4 J.Hardin 2 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 McQueen 3 4 3 3 2 1 Hoerner 1 1 0 0 0 0 MGIothin (W.5-5) 9 9 1 01 1 WPReed. T 2:13. A 20,150. Hometown star . ' : , .. .- .... .... - . " ' x ' , ' :.:j;;.fs;;: . i Ill I llfl ' Eddie Mafhews . . . new Brave chief "He's more nervous than I am," Mathews said about Burdette who will be In the firstbase coaching box and also handle pitching coach duties. Mathews said that he talked with Harris who wished him luck. Harris' contract runs until the end of the year. Mathews was given a contract through the end of the 1973 season. Harris led the Braves to a playoff spot in 1969 before the team dropped three straight games to the New York Mets. Bloomington-Normal, III. B-l Couldn't believe it, says Sizemore ST. LOUIS (AP) Pint-sized Ted Sizemore got his second chance in two days at his first inside-the-park homer and made it pay off in a marathon game Monday night. The fiesty St. Louis Cardinals second baseman made the most of a poor swing against ace New York Mets reliever Tug McGraw and lifted his team to a 3-2 victory in 13 innings. "I didn't swing at the ball very good. I'd already extended my arms at an off-speed screw ball," said Sizemore, who rammed what appeared to be a single into short left field. The Mets' Cleon Jones, limping with an injury, attempted to trap the drive but it went through to the wall and Sizemore rared around the bases to score easily. "I couldn't believe it was happening again," said Sizemore, who on Sunday tried to stretch a triple into a home run against the Philadelphia Phils and was run down. "This time I knew I had it, because as I was nearing third base he (Jones) was just starting to pick up the ball. The ball Stevt Marks, former Bloomington High School athlete, has posted a 2-1 record on the mound for Bloomington's Bobcats this summer. Marks will be a senior at Oklahoma Baptist this fall. The Bobcats were to play Galesburg twice today at the Stadium starting at 3:15 p.m. (Pantagraph Photo) The Braves had a 91-69 mark. Rumors had abounded since early this season that Harris would be dismissed. Announcement of the switch in managers came in the form of a statement from Braves owner Bill Bartholo-may. "After careful evaluation, director of player personnel Eddie Robinson strongly recommended a change had to be made," Bartholomay said. "Harris did a fine job in the five years here, and we wish him well. "I am pleased that a man of the caliber of Eddie Mathews is available to take over the lead of our club. I feel we will be able to work closely together and that he can make the Braves pennant contenders." Mathews, a Texarkana, Tex., native, played on 10 All-Star teams and was the only player who . was on the Braves roster when the team played in Boston, Milwaukee and Atlanta. He played 15 years with the Braves and wound up his career with limited stints in Houston and Detroit. For the Braves, he clubbed 47 home runs in 1953 to share the team record with Hank Aaron. In his playing days, Harris pitched with the old Philadelphia Athletics and Washington Senators. He began his managing career in 1961 when he took over as Baltimore Orioles pilot for 27 games at the end of the season. He managed Houston for the final two weeks of 1964 and all of 1965. Tues., Aug. 8, 1972 I hit Sunday was hit better than this one." Sizcmore's blow, the Cards' first hit since the seventh, broke up a duel in relief between McGraw, 4-5, who entered in the ninth, and the Cards' Diego Segui, 3-1. McGraw struck out six in following Tom Seaver, who fanned nine but walked three which helped the Cards score both their previous runs. . Bob Gibson had the Mets on the string entering the ninth but was touched for successive doubles by Ken Boswell and Duffy Dyer that earned the tie for the New Yorkers. Gibson worked through the 10th, then gave way to Segui, who survived a threat when the Mets' Tommie Agee was picked off second base in the 12th and was helped by a double play in the 13th. Jones, limping throughout from a deep bruise inflicted when hit by a pitched ball on the left knee last Wednesday, refused to alibi his role in the Sizemore home run. "First I thought I could catch the ball," he said, "then there was only one thing to do and that was try to mother it. "If I'd felt I couldn't play because I was hurt I would have told the manager," Jones added. "I just fouled up, that's all." NEW YORK ST. LOUIS abrhbi abrhtti Aqee cf 4 0 0 0 Brock If 5 110 WGarrett 3b 4 1 2 1 Sizemore 2b 5 1 3 1 Marshall rf 6 0 0 0 Carbo rf 4 0 0 0 CJones If 4 0 0 0 Melendez rf 1 0 0 0 Milner lb 5 0 10 Torre 3b 5 12 1 Boswell 2b 6 12 0 Simmons c 5 0 10 Oyer c 6 0 3 1 MAlou lb 5 0 10 TMartinz ss 6 0 0 0 JCruz cf 4 0 0 0 Seaver p 3 0 10 Maxvill ss 4 0 0 1 McGraw p 1 0 0 0 Gibson p 4 0 0 0 Segui p 10 0 0 Total 45 2 9 2 Total 43 3 I 3 None out when winning run scored. Mets 100 000 001 000 02 Cards 100 100 000 000 13 E C.Jones. DP New York 1, St. Louis 1. LOB New York 12. St. Louis 8. 28-Seaver, Brock, Boswell, Dyer 2. HR W.Garrett (2), Sizemora (2). SB Brock, Boswell. S Seaver. . Seaver 8 7 2 2 3 9 McGraw (L.4-5) ..4 11 1 1 6 Gibson 10 7 J i 5 I Segui (WJ-1) . . . 3 2 0 0 2 5 T 2:58. A 25,509. Cards call up Allen to replace Clendenon ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Car-dinals brought up first baseman Ron Allen, a switch-hitter, from their Tulsa farm club of the American Association Monday. Allen, 28, is a brother of Dick Allen, Chicago White Sox slugger. Allen replaced first baseman Donn Clendenon on the roster. Clendenon was given his unconditional release at his request. Allen has 135 homers in nine minor league seasons. This year at Tulsa he was batting .269 with 16 home runs and 49 runs batted in. Clendenon, a former Pittsburgh, Montreal and New York Mets player, said he had no plans for the immediate future. He said he wanted to leave the Cardinals because he wasn't playing enough. Clendenon had been used in reserve and as a pinch hitter. i

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