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"3ffffilesburgRegi$ter«Motl, (fojasburg, III. Wednesdoy, July 11, 1973 Pacers Beat Pioneers REKJfttA - Galestwtg could tevtt gel back Into the game after a 4-run Peoria ftfst itv Mitt iter« Tuesday night as «h*-P«cens went on to score « •»i victory over the Pioneers. It wis the first game of the Central Illinois Collegiate Leaigue second half. TKe^ Pioneers wiil make their ftr £.3iofne appearance of the ae $0fttji haiH when they are host to th$ Macomb Macs in a 7:30 gftB^.tonight at H. T. Custer. Oo $6Ji,. Jim Isaacson has Mike Maefcte, a Wliiamsfield prod- iic;t H "rtjw at Eastren Illinois, ssfhedwled to go for Galesburg. It&ger Coc, ace southpaw of lihePbcers, went the route and had things under control ex­ cept in the sixth *hen the Pi' oncers scored their only run. ftfestarg had the haaenmners but continued to have trouble getting the hits in the right Mark Miner, shortstop from Texas Et Paso, led the dates- burg attack with four hits tn four trips to the plate. Peoria reached two Galesburg pfitehers for 16 hits, including four extra base Mows. Although the Pioneers were unable to match the Pacers In hitting and pitching, they played errorless bail in the field. In fact, two strong throws by John Hoscheidt, centerfielder from S1U, cut down Peoria runners at third and prevented further damage. Boh Walker, North Central CoUege, started on the hild and CICiL Standings (§*cena Htlfl W i Pel. OB Springfield (12-11) 1 o i,ow — Bloomiriftcm (7-17) l d 1.000 — Galesburf (18-13) o 1 .too 1 Macomb (13-14) o 1 .000 1 x-c-Mattoon (14-7) 0 1 .000 1 x—first-hall! champions; over-Nil records In parentheses. TMlwday'a RMUIII Peoria 6, Galesbur* 1 Springfield 6, Charieston-Matloon BloomlnRton 11, Macomb 7. T«day'a Qamaa Peoria at Springfield (Lanphier Park), 7:30 p.m. Charleston-Mattoon at Bloomington (Wesleyan Stadiurh), 5:30 p.m. Macomb at Galesburg (H. T. Custer Park), 7:30 p.m. Ttiuftdty'a Game* Galeaburg at Macomb (Vlnce Grady Field), 5:30 p.m. was tagged for eight base hits and reliever Paul Kreke, who came in at the start of the fifth, also gave up eight hits. OiMtfettfff Hoscheidt Hel'dinger Szcz'cinski Purcell Bradley Miller Bollman McCarthy Neas Walker Kreke Briskey Total tb * h 4 0 0 8 0 0 4 0 0 3 1 0 3 0 3 4 0 4 4 0 0, 2 0 0 2 0 Of 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 35~l~7i K«e 4 Rima 4 Cummlht* a Lope* l Morrison 3 Reid 2 Pe*tla aii t h 1 2 a 9 l i 0 1 1 1 0 0 Trizenberf 3 0 1 Tulk Wilcoxen Stouffer Coe 1 4 4 0 0 4 0 3 3 0 2 Total 35 616 Score by Innings: Galesburg 000 001 000—1 Peoria 400 110 OOx—6 Ip k III bb SO Walker (L4-3) - 4 8 4 4 3 1 Kreke 4 8 2 2 1 4 Coe (W 5-1) 9 6 1 0 3 8 i, i. tst Moline Race Results FIRST RACS: (6 Furlongs)— AunUBea's Girl (&.. Vail) 3.80 2.20 2.20 Ain't A Saint "". (C. X Gilbert) 2.20 2.20 Chedrtin Streak (G. Podlinski) 2:20 .,,„ Time: 1:15.1 SECOND RACE: (4 Furlongs)— Chickadah (J. Schmidt) 11.60 5.40 4.00 Plenty A Loot (G. Podlinski) 3.20 3.60 Worthy 1 Tip (P. Compton) 3.40 Time: 49:0 Double—5 & 5. Paid 119.00. THIRD RACE: (4 Furlongs)Good Turf (G. Birzer) 31.40 7.40 4.40 Surh Lisbeth (J. Gill) 2.80 2 80 Kalark (I. Randall) 8.80 Time: 49:2 FGUftTH RACE: (11/16 mile)— Swinging Wonder (JmCanlglia) 23.60 7.80 4.00 Sur Le Champ (P. Tedrick) 2.80 2.60 Chief-Sukawa (I. Randall) 2.60 Time: 1:52.1 F1FJH RACE: (6 Furlongs)— Su'iSocks (CT„Sodlinskl) 4.20 3.40 2.80 Gray^-Interval (Gr-J. Gilbert) 8.60 4.40 Villaantif (J. Canlglia) 3.60 >'" ' • Time: 1:14.3 Quinella—1 & 5. Paid $55.80. SlXt}* RACE: (11/16 mile)— Chacolet's Love (J. Compton) 7.00 3.60 2.60 "First Gleam Jr. (G. Birzer) 5.40 2.80 Sufts-'Hdward (R. Dalgo) 4.20 Time: 1:51.4 SEVENTH RACE: (SM Furlongs) - Apollo' Tom (P...domnton) 3.40 2.80 2.40 Nekoma (D. Williams) 4.40 3.00 Bombcon (G. Podlinski) 3.00 Time: 1:09.3 Oulli%lIa-4 & 6. Paid $6.40. EIGHTH RACE: (4 Furlongs)— Zenith~Of Hope (G,"-, Podlinski) 11.20 3.80 3.20 Mini .Wire (P. Compton) 2.60 2.80 ChetteDeU (C. J. Gilbert) 2.60 2.00 - Time: 47:3 . NINTH RACE: (8 Furlongs)— Cedar-Samnle (3. ffismW 5.80 3.80 2.80 Fle^t.^y (T. McNerney) 4.40 3.00 Roberts, Dream (L. Jemen) 3.80 ... ... Tim*: V.14.4 Quinella—1 & 4. Paid $12.00. Giants, White Sox Are High Scorers in Little League A lot of runs came across the!the plate for their output. Randy plate in Little League action at | Barstow limited the Dodgers to Met* Ask Waivers NEW YORK (UPI) - The Newjfork Mets asked waivers Tuesday on catcher Jerry May, obtained from the Kansas City Royals earlier this season, for the-purpose of giving him his unconditional relsase. May; purchased from the Royals on May 14 to bolster the Mets' "battered catching corps, appeared in only four games before being placed on the - disabled list with a pulled hamstring muscle and strained Boguisw ligaments in his left arm. 0. N. Custer Park Tuesday night as the Giants romped by the Dodgers 154 and the White Sox routed the Tigers 18-3 The White Sox gave the best offensive performance m the evening's second game. The Sox scattered 16 base hits in 32 times at bat with Eric Benge and Mitch McMillan leading the way with three hits in four trips to the plate. McMillan hit a home run, and winning pitcher Tom LaFoUetite and Robertson both added two hits. The Tigers managed only five hits in 24 at bats. In the opener the Giants needed only seven hits in 25 trips to Club 19 Wins Over Police By 5-2 Score Club 19 slipped by the Police 5-2 in Babe Ruth League play at T. Custer, Park Tuesday night. Police grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first inning but were unable to hold onto it. Club 19 brought in three runs in the third frame and two in the sixth. Steve Yelm was the winning pitcher as he allowed three base hits in 21 times at bat, while Mark Robertson allowed four hits in 24 trips to the plate to pick up the defeat. In Junior Hardball Leacue sames tonight, Grand Rotlerj Rink plays Monmouth at Monmouth in Connie Mack action and the Firefighters take on Coke in a "B" game at the Galesburg High School diamond. only two hits, while Steve Barstow picked up the Joss. Tom Southwell went three for four for the Giants, and Barstow was two for three. Jeff Galloway got both of the hits for the Dodgers. Tonight's play has the Indians and Yankees squaring off in the first game and the Braves and Cubs meet in the second. BevarcPs 69 Tops List At Bunker Links Lee Bevard's 69 was the top round of the week in play at Bunker links golf course last week. Bob Weber fired a 73, and seniors Jim Johnson and Earl Gibb carded 77 and 88, respectively. In ladies' play, Pat Lehman and Connie Graham both shot 87. Eagle threes were recorded by Tom Mead and Dan Coleman on holes No. 16 and 14, respectively. Other shots of the week were birdies by Betty Weber, who holed out an 80- yard shot, and Babe Jennings, who holed out from 70 yards away. In league play, Senior Citizens Guy Trulock, Earl Gibb, Jim Johnson, John Garoutte ard P. D. Houlihan carded a best ball score of 67. Hienie Johnson, Jess Pico, Pete Eckwall, George Miller and John Charleston fired 68 for Oid Timers League. Shooting an 8-under par 64 for the Weekenders were Sparky Carr, Larry Barrowman, Bill Lehnmg, Don Wade and Claire Messplay. Also With 64 were Railroaders Earl Carter, Joe McConoughey, Bob Baker, Dale Foster and Frank Behlke. N.A.A.C.P.'s Claude Piggee, score by fnnA Total 24 3 'I 1,3 "? Hendricks, Bill Cox, Jim white 1 Sox ""^l 030 Boo— is Small and Jerry Johnson fired Tigers 021 000— SJfi*. Se- Dodgers Vasquez Boy J son Barstow Galloway Colvin Claeys Salsman Alfaro Gray Cox Brown Coivin all t 3 1 2 1 2 0 3 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0| 0 0 0 Barstow R. Fisher 2 S. Shaver 3 Southwell 4 Blum'nine 3 0 IGoodman 2 S. Shaver 2 Ford 1 ;Blum'hlne 0 Johnson 0 Walker 2 3i Fisher 1 Andrews 1 M, Blu'ine 1 Giants ab r h 3 3 2 0 0 1 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 Total 17 4 2 Score by innings: Dodgers 001 Giants - 060 Total 2515 1 030— 4 36x—15 While Sox Benge LaFollette McMillin ToUey Robertson Je. Smith Cordle Jo. Smith Chflders Meddy Sauter Perkins McQutllln Ellison Smith Towns on Total ab r hi 5 3 3 3 2 3 3 1 1 Curry Leroy Corpuz Crlsman 2 2(Strahlman 1 OITadie 1 llPowell 0 OIKilpatrick 0 OlBarton 0 OlAnderson 1 1 [Trimble 0 OlReed 1 HKostelecky 1 1 1" 0 ol 1 1 Tigers ab r h 10 0 0 0 0 a l Club It ;•• In 1952, Gen. Dwight Eisenhower was nominated as Republican presidential candidate with Richard Nixon as his running mate. They were elected in November. McKie ! Kimble , Seiler n Felz U. Makeever Yelm Schwab ab i 3 1 2 3 2 3 3 3 3 2 reHee hj ab r h lfMcOon'gh 2 0 0 l 1 Gutierrez 2 10 0 OShuman 3 0 1! 1 1 Tourlentei 2 1 0 1 OiPacheco 3 0 Keoueh Recalled CHICAGO (UPI) Chicago White Sox veteran outfielder-first baseman Joe Keough from their Iowa farm club Tuesday and placed infielder Mike Andrews ort irrevocable waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. Andrews, the last of £ players who did not sign 1973 Turning in 70 for Social rarity League were Dewey fj^p [Bowman, Hank Wiemer, Roy .. „ ,'Damberg, Forrest Witherel! and recalled iEd Nid £, s Low gross winners in Mixed Couples League were Jerry Ellison and Leah Chapman with 46. The teams of Don Yeoman aitd Patty Butkovkh and Herb Jesperson and Mary Conkright tied for low net score at 28. Tying for low putts at 15 were three Jack Grady and Flo Johnson, Dale Harvey and Sue Ellison, Fred Howerton and Mary Har- Total 24 0 OXentz 2 0 0 „ o oc2u 3 2 8[ contracta with Sox > asked t0 |Vey and Luke Johnson and Don » ! Rob<rrt»on a o o[be released. He hit .201 in 57|na Howerton. this season, appearing 5 4! Total 2» * designated! READ THE WANT ADS! Score bjf timings Club 19 003 Police —, 200 .primarily Splutter. as Lakelawn Is Big Winner In Swimming In a home dual meet, Lake lawn Swim dub defeated Monmouth »7-121 Saturday, there was a total of 23 glrk> events and 14 hoys events. The individual results are as fbHows: •A"^*" 2 F /".r- S* 113 < M >. Ral- jjort (W. Hart (M), Willeuttli (L) Time: :23.0. z.?; 1 ! 50 =T »<»lne <U. Sells (M). rry« (M). Time :36.S. a* 1 . 1 ." 1 *. JM L Fr £*..— Hendricks <L). Ballard (M), Sellett (L), Hart (M). Time: :31.8. 13-14 50 Free — Middaugh (L), Holllday (L), Meridith (M). Time 33.3, 15-ovfir 100 Free — Lehman (L) Time: 1:20.8. 8-under S5 Back — Ralston (L), Sells (M), Shelton (M). Time: :29.3. 9-10_80 Back — Bosine (L), Sells (M), Frve <M). Time: :48.2. 11-12 80 Back—Hollmann (L), Sel­ lett (L), Ballard (M), Hart (M). Time: :40.04. 13-14 50 Back — Holllday (L), Merldilh (M). Time: -.40.5. 15-over 100 Back — Lehman Time: 1:38.9. 9-10 100 Ind. Med. — Gustateon (M), Sells (M), Middaugh (L). Time: 1:41 .0. 11-13 100 Ind. Med. — Lehman (L), Gustafson (M). Time: 1:22.4. 13-14 100 Ind. Med. — Middaugh (L), Sage (M). Flaherty (L). Time: 1:30.2. 8-under 2» Breast — Hart (M), Willcutts (L). Time: :37.8. 9-10 50 Breast — Gustafson (M), Middaugh (L). Time: :46.9. 11-12 50 Breast — Lehman (L) Gustafson (M). Time: :40.5. 13-14 50 Breast — Flaherty (L), Holllday (L). Sage (M). Time: :48.2. 15-over 100 Breast—Lehman (L), Time: 1:39.0. B-under 25 Fly—Willcutts (L), Hart (M), Ralston (L). Time: :27.0. 9-10 50 Fly — Gustafson (M), Rosine (L), Middaugh (L). Time: :48.1. 11-12 50 Fly — Hendricks ,(L), Hollmann (L), Gustafson (M). Time :37.4. 13-14 50 Fly — Middaugh (L), Sage (M), Flaherty (L). Time :41.4. '11-12 200 Free Relay — (L) Lehman, Hendricks, Hollmann, Sellett, Time: 2:31.8. Boys 8-under 25 Free — Blumenshine (L), Frye <M), Vaughn (L), Klaer (L). Time: :17.5. 9-10 50 Free — Blumenshine (L), Leary (M). Sage (M>. Time: :34.8. 11-12 50 Free — Henry (M), Stansell (M>. Morgan (L), Ralston (L). Time: :30.32. 13-14 50 Free — Pape (M), Hollmann <L), Sundberg (L), Frye (M). Time: :26.5. 15-ovcr 100 Free — Hollmann (L). Time: 1:05.4. 8-under 25 Back — Vaughn <L>, Hollman (L), Frye (M), Kiser (L). Time: :28.3. 9-10 50 Back — Flaherty (LI, Blumenshine (L), Sage (M). Leary (M>. Time: :44.3 11-12 50 Back — Blumenshine (L), Henry (M), -Ralston (L). Time: :40.8. 13-14 50 Back — HoUman (L), Sundberg (L). Time: :35.0. \ 15-over 100 Back — Hollmann (LV Time: 1:26.2. 9-10 100 Ind. Med — Flaherty (L). H^rtricks (L), Pape (M>. Time: 11-12 inn Ind. Med. — Miller <L1 ' Henrv (Ml. Time: 1:29.9. 13-14 100 Ind. Med. — Pape (M) HenrJrlcks (L), Hollmann (L). Time: 1:16.3. 8-under 25 Breast — Hollmann (Li, Lehman (L). Time :24.I. 9-10 50 Breast — Hendricks (L), Pape (M), Blumenshine (L). Time :49.2. 11-12 50 Breast — Blumenshine (LI. Stannsell (M). Time: :45.l: 13-14 50 Breast — Hendricks (I.), Pane (M). Time: :37.1. 15-over ,100 Breast — Hollmann (Li. Time: V:l!).fl. R-under 25 Fly — Bhrnienshine (LV Lehman (L). Time :23.8. n-10 50 Fly — Flaherty (L). Hend- rli'ks OS. T»ape <M). Time: -.44,5, 11.12 50 FlV—Miller (L). Time: :48,S 13-14 50 Fly — Hendricks CL). Frye (M). Hollmann (L). Time: :37.5. 8-under 100 Free Relay—(L) Blumenshine. Lehman, Hollmann, Kiser. Time: 1:49.2. 11-12 ?0n Free Belay—(LI Miller, Rlumenshine, Morgan, Ralston. Time: 2:31.6. [ WT ^SOR. Ont.(UPI) - Fu-e"'l services for former National Hockey League goalie John Ross Roach, considered one of the great small goalies of all time, will he held Thursday. Roberto Duron Is Of Lig NEW YORK (UPI) - Roberto Duran of Panama is no longer recognized as world lightweight champion by the New York State Athletic Commission. Duran, who defeated Ken Buchanan of Scotland for the lightweight title in June of 1972, Tuesday was formally stripped of his title by the commission for failure to defend his title against Buchanan during a proscribed time. Duran's boxing license was suspended by the commission last April, and at that time he was given 90 days to fulfill a contract he had entered into on Legion Plays Doubleheader At Limestone After three losses in the Wood River Tournament last weekend, the Galesburg American Legion will be looking for a victory in a doubleheader at Limestone to night. Post 285 was defeated by both the Kentucky and Indiana state champs as well as host Wocd River in the round robin tournament Saturday and Sunday. The losses lowered the Legion's season won-loss record to 17-7. Tonight's action is the last in a string of nine away games for the Legionnaires. The Legion returns home Friday night for a single game with Jacksonville, On Saturday Post 285 will host Wood River for a doubleheader. The Legionnaires then complete a busy weekend with a pair of games at Peoria on Sunday. Game time tonight in 6:30, while Friday's contest begins at 7 o'clock and Saturday's at 6:30 at H. T. Custer Park. The action is scheduled for Oct. », 19ft, to defend against Buchanan on or before June W, 1973, at Madison Square Oar. den. Duran had been warned by the commission that failure to meet Buchanan would result in his title being taken away. Duran's manager, Carlos Eleta, was supposed to meet with Commission Chairman Edwin B. Doolcy on July 9 to discuss the situation, but Eleta In 1993, all schoolteachers in Germany were ordered to read Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" to become familiar with the Nazi creed. failed to keep his appointment and has not been In tooth with the commission* The commission said it would continue the suspension of Duran's license indefinitely. A spokesman for Dooley said the New York Commission has sanctioned a bout for the North American lightweight championship Saturday night between Esteban DeJesus and Ray Lampkin. The winner will be offered a 15-round bout with Buchanan and the winner of that fight will be recognised as lightweight champion of the world by the New York State Athletic Commission. 'eona 1:30 in the afternoon. Kodes Second BOSTON (UPI) - Jan Kodes, the winner of the Wimbledon singles championship, moved into second place in the 1073 commercial union Grand Prix bonus point race, it was announced Tuesday. League Box Scores si. LMU Brock Slze'or* Torre Stm'ons Mele'dez Kelts Cruz Tyson Murphy Capbell Seflul Hra'sky Pena Folkers Granger' a* rhklj 4 2 2 1 12 1 0 3 1 QUI 0 0 01 0 0 0 1 1\ 0 i i;o| o o o 0 0 1 ooo ooo ooo 0 0 0 0 0 0[ tea Aatelet abrhhl Lopes 5 0 11 BucknerS Davis S Fergus'n 3 Crawf'd 3 ]Cey Garvey Russell Osteen 'Joshua Culver Mota Total 33 511 5| Score by Innings ( St. Louis :100 Los Angeles— —000 Total 36 412 4 000 200 301—5 101—4 ford. sr~ce y ; c5E&& *-Craw- Murphy (W2-3) _ $ ? » ronton :: V 3 » 1 Granger i? 2 0 * Osteen 7 • Chicago Monday Beckert Popov'h Wil'iams Santo Carde'al Hiser ab r h oil San Francisco •b r hbl 5 0 3 1 1 0 4,1 2 1 3 1 0 0 1 OlBonds 5 o OJFuentes 5 0 OlMaddox 4 2 OfMcCVey 2 Fanzone A 0 Kes'nger 4 0 Hundley 3 0 Reusch'l 4 0 Tho'son 1 Goodson 4 PhUlips 0 Mafhe's 4 iSpeier 4 'Rader 4 Bryant 1 Ho'arth 1 Sosa 'Arnold 0 0 1 0 New Votk ^ . „ a* t h toll B. Allen M. Alou White Mtircer Bloberg Hart NetUes Munson Callis'n Michael McDan'l Kelly Muser [May Melton Ander'n Bradf'd Herr'nn Orta Leon Bahns'n Forster Acosta eatea9o t* r hbl 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total 27 3 3 2 Total 28 1 5 Score by Innings: New York .010 000 000—1 Chicago -000 Oil OOx—2 E—NetUes, Allen. DP—Chicago 1. LOB—New York 4, Chicago 0. SB—White. S—Orta. SF—CaUlson. Ip h McDaniel (L6-3) 8 3 Bahnsen (W 11-8) 8% 4 Forater 0 1 Acosta Vt 0 Forster pitched to 1 r er bb so 2 1 4 11 113 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 batter In 9th. Save—Acosta (7). WP—Bahnsen; T—2:09. A—19,932. Pittsburgh ab r h b![ Man Diego ab r h bt 8 2 Total 33 4 6 41 Total 36 2 Score by innings: Chicago 000 004 000—4 San Francisco 100 000 100—2 E—Fanzone 2, McCovey. Speler. DP—San Francisco 2. LOB— Chicago 8, San Francisco 9. 2B—Goodson. HH—Bonds (25). Ip h r erbbso Reuschel (W 10-5) 9 8 2 1 2 5 Bryant (L13-6) .. 7 4 4 4 6 3 Sosa . 2 2 0 0 0 2 WP—Reuschel 2, Bryant 1. T—2:23. A—8,814. Clines Daval'lo Cash Oliver 5 Stargell 4 Sang'len 4 Robe'ts'n 4 Hebner 4 Maxvill 4 Moose 2 Johnson 0 Zisk 1 Lamb 1 3 11 OiThomas 4 0 0 0 0 0|Grubb 5 1 3 0 2 l|Lee 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0| 1 0: 2 OJ 0 0 0 0] 1 1 0 01 Colbert 4 1 Gaston 3 0 Roberts 4 0' Kendall 4 0 M. M'les 2 0 |J. M'les 1 0 Ander'n 0 0 Troeds'n 2 1 Lockl'ar 1 0 Romo 0 0 1 2 0 2 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Total 35 3 12 3 Total 35 4 10 4| Score by innings: Pittsburgh - 001 000 300—4 San Diego 101 100 000—3 E—Thomas. DP—Pittsburgh 1. San Diego 1. LOB—Pittsburgh 8\ San Diego 10. 2B—Cash, Stargell, Colbert. SB— Clines 2. S—Clines, Thomas, R. Morales. Ip h r erbbso Moose —;.i--_.„ 3% 10 3 3 1 3 Johnson (W 2-1) . 2\' 3 1 0 0 2 2 Lamb 3 1 0 0 0 0 Troedson (L4-1) 8 9 4 4 2 3 Romo . 1 10 0.11 Save—Lamb. T—2:33. A—12,233. ; Swoboda Hasn H Given t/p Hope .in i . By IRA BERKOW by the Yankees that elevated over the winter to be in better. He has gained possession of Sundays with my family" — to NEW. YORK (NEA) - Bobby Murcer had come out of the dugout and walked toward the batting cage because the New York Yankee regulars were about to take pre-game swats. This.imeanjt, of course, that the Yankee irregulars would be shooed - away. Ron Swoboda is on« of those unlustrous latter. them into first place in the American League East and about a potential pennant. Swoboda walked over. Murcer, good- naiuredly: "Here's why we're doing so well — that World Series experience rubs off." Swoboda, an outfielder with the New York Mets when they shape. He said he weighs about 185 now, some 10 to 15 pounds less than last year. "I've lost weight and I still can't hit my weight," he said. Yet he is not despairing. He says it would be a heavy load if he weren't playing and the team was floundering. "But it 's! himself, something he lacked when he came up to the majors nine years ago as a 20-year-old rookie with great power (he hit 19 homers —and never came close to that again) and a powerful temper. As a prodigiously typical Met of those early, zany days, he play in the major leagues, and feels fortunate to have stuck for all this time. "A guy who diuves a Chevy wishes he were driving a Mercedes," said Swoboda, "but for one reason or another it just doesn't materialize. But maybe the guy is happy anyway. Maybe he has a great family, friends, and a healthy "Last one," he called to the won the batting, practice pitcher. Then knit his to himself, as if he were a boy " p " World Series in 1969, brows and laughed. 'Sure," he said. Iways thrilling-to to part of a once P°PP ed U P, Wltht me " ^perspective on life." a winner In those rare instances when ; he said. base and angrily returned to Swoboda considers the bright :he bench and stamped his feet Swoboda comes to bat the, s;de, but in a way that a blind on a batting helmet. He could ?coreboard flashes, as it does! n 'k: neighborhood stickball Swoboda had not played in a mafl mig ^ thankful that he not get the helmet off his spikes!for most players, his batting average "Johnny Callison was hitting ,121 and he asked them not to garpe.;drearnmg of swinging in month, had been to bat only 22 at !east can hear , apd - ne nad to be rep iaccd in Yankee Stadium "The World;fines m the season and 1 had an; ^ the road T t jn aboutlthe outfie!d in , the ne>rt inning . Series,-bases loaded . . . He average of .095. He had de-, lft swings in the balUng cage | His high momcnt 0 amc when popped, to short. ambed himself as having a s!most every day> .. ^ said He « ho saved the fourth game of the ! put tha* on the scoreboard,"! Swoboda came out of the bat-,crypt pallor - bke Dracula - rcea ,,, s ^ his current man-1%9 World Series with a stu-'sakl Swoboda. t»ng'.eage, his shoes unlaced, frrm sitting on the bench. My. ageri n& \rjh Houk, used to get pendous diving catch. Two sea- "I'm not like that. That's like lootog thinner than he had in eyes are cobwebby, he said, cnIy two swmgs oa ihe ^ sms later hc wag traded to , li(Jing frorn the truth> rl ] face years barely a dab of_suntan, with wan smUe, and my wben he was a third-string Montreal because, says Swo-the truth. Even if it's .095. I 've a snort rough stubble, but eyes cheeks are sunken because I catcn€T {or the Yankees in their boda, Gil Hodges did not like wcrked hard at my craft. And still open to possibilities. raver got .out of the shadows „ Iwy days in tbe >5flS- <. Subs his „ wooll look „ Swoboc ja I love it. I 'll never be ashamed Murcer was talking now to a of the dugout. then weren't considered inv was one of the first players to at what comes from my best reporter about the recent surge Actually, he had lost weight p 0rt ant," said Swoboda. wear long hair and beads. After eitort." The intimation is that Swo- only 39 games with Montreal he Yet he is no candidate for boda is important. Although was traded to the Yankees. sainthood. After one rain-damp- jhe acknowledges how loaded the He has never become the out- ened game when he was insert-! (Yankees are in the outfield, be standing player that some had ed as a nmm-inning outfield re!still is prepared for his chance predicted he would be. And placement for Matty Alou, Swo -j |-should it come. He takes a even Swoboda, in a half-joking boda told a reporter: "It was : ! lot of practice flies, he says, moment, asked rhetorically, like Houk said, "Hey, Stupid, 1 and runs and hits as often as "Why am I wasting so much play the wet outfield because p<>ssible. Most important he re- dedication on such a mediocre A'ou might hurt himself.'" fuses to sink into the doldrums career?" Swoboda, though, is a pro. , as he sinks before each game He answers that by saying And two days later he played in 'uito the leather cushion on the success is not necessarily rated the second game of a double- iber.ch. "It's funny game," hc purely by performance or bat-!holder. He finished the sad day jsaid. "Things can turn around t-r.g average. He has given up batting .083, but without many! jfast." ,a lot — "the beach on summer,tears. i APARTMENT HOUSE INSURANCE PACKAGES CALL US FOR A QUOTE TODAY 3 UNITS TO 300 UNITS SAV1 — SAVI — SAVE ROBERT MILLER AGENCY CHERRY 4 SIMMONS Prompt Local Claim 343-1168 Service Seagram's 7 Crown. H's America's In America, 7 Crown outsells the leading Canadian and Scotch combined. And for a very good reason: the light taste. It's uniquely and consistently smooth. Taste 7 Crown yourself. It's the only way you'll be able to understand its popularity. Tttankyou, Amtfki! for iMkfaig oiif wliMisy yow whiskey* SUGB/IM DISTILURS CO., N.V.C. AMERICAN WHISKEY-A BLEND. 86 PROOF.

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