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Wje gaily f antagraph crTRAL EDITION WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 1982 SECTION JIMJARNHART in 1 Hth e SMTD QardinGals over Monfre Me oil im 1 3-9 I More games for Joel Oberman I H I hen Joel Oberman was playing basketball at Iff If University High School, Coach Bob Metcalf V V spent most of his waking hour? unlocking the gymnasium. Oberman thought nothing of phoning Metcalf at any hour on Sundays, holidays, or any day so he might get into the gym and shoot baskets. The 6-foot-7 Oberman might not have been the quickest player in U High history but he was one of the better shooters and rebounders. Oberman carried the same intensity into his academic life and was an excellent student at U High and Valparaiso University. It was at Valpo where he broke many of Metcalf's rebounding records. Metcalf is a Valpo alum. So, it comes as no surprise to learn that Oberman has received his MBA at Harvard University and accepted a position with Atari in Sunnyvale, Calif. More than 700 business firms spent time at Harvard, interviewing the 500 MBA candidates. Oberman Atari for severa, weeks, went back to Harvard for his degree, and is touring Europe with wife Pia, a Finnish native." Joel and Pia met when Oberman was playing basketball in Finland. Joel, who graduated from U High in 1971, played five years in Europe and mastered several languages. ; Oberman will visit with Roy Herold, the former Illinois State University basketball player, who returned home a year ago to serve in the Finnish armed forces. Roy has completed his tour of duty and is playing basketball in Finland. Joel's assignment with Atari will revolve around the marketing vf existing video games. Wonder if the position includes quarters as a fringe benefit? When Illinois State University football coach Bob Otolski was checking out Paul Hansen as a prospective assistant, he received a phone call from Bill McCartney, the defensive coordinator at Michigan. ' McCartney told Otolski, "If I ever get a head job, the first person I'll hire will be Paul Hansen." I Well, McCartney was named head football coach at the University of Colorado last week and he hired Paul Hansen away from Illinois State. Hansen had been a part-time assistant at Illinois but left the Illini in February to come to ISU as quarterback and receivers coach. ISU released him from his contract to go to Boulder. . Otolski said he will not hurry out and hire a replacement for Hansen. ; "I want to think about it for a few days," explained Otolski. "I don't want to hire someone, just to hire. I'd rather go short-handed if I can't find a quality replacement. I'll look around and see who's available. ' "It's pretty late to find someone too. Paul did a great job here and I think it's a tribute to our staff that a Big Eight school would want to hire him. This might be the first time in Illinois State history than an assistant has been hired by a big-time school like Colorado." , Hansen started work at Colorado yesterday. ) . ) - r'";cV-rx I" jf : . ' ',f , , ; - ., f t f ' S "V U . , , ; & - 1 , . ' f " , , ! f .: ...,.-!- " .:-.- fi. .;. ' ' , flriffrffHf iitiiiiiiiT ilt'-iri -.OTrtfiffiUMaj-- -"""Mffn-Ti"w-- " 1.....t.T t r....--r-...-..... .......rif.rBf.ir.rfn.Bi.h. , j AP ST. LOUIS (AP) - Rookie Willie McGee, the leadoff hitter for the St. Louis Cardinals, might like a lower spot in the order. "To be honest with you, that's the kind of situation I like," said McGee after delivering an RBI-single in the 11th to give St. Louis its 3-2 victory last night over the Montreal Expos. . . "It makes you concentrate and try harder," said McGee, whose one-out hit scored Ozzie Smith from second base. "It's different from leading off the inning when you're just trying to get on base." McGee's hit was only the second in his last 18 times at bat. "With two strikes, they've been giving me sliders inside," said the 23-year-old outfielder. "I think it was a fastball, but I'm not sure. I was just looking for a pitch I could make contact with." McGee's single scored Smith, who had opened the inning with his second straight double. Loser Ray Burris, 2-8, retired Julio Gonalez on an attempted sacrifice bunt before McGee punched his game-winning hit. Bruce Sutter, 5-3, pitched the final two innings for St. Louis, which widened its lead over Montreal to four games in the National League East. The Cardinals tied the game 2-2 with two out in the eighth on a throwing error by Expos second baseman Tim Raines. Keith Hernandez and Darrell Porter singled to start the inning, and Hernandez reached third when George Hendrick hit into a double-play. Hernandez scored when Raines pulled first baseman Terry Francona off the bag after fielding pinch-hitter Lonnie Smith's smash to his lefU Legion, Stars have games rained out Yesterday's Central Illinois Collegiate League baseball game and the completion of Monday's suspended game between the Twin City Stars and Peoria Pacers at Illinois State University's Red-bird Field were postponed because of rain. Also, the Bloomington Louis E. Davis Post 56 American Legion squad had the first pme of a scheduled double-header at Streator stopped in the top of the fifth inning by rain. No make-up date was set. The Stars' suspended game will be completed at Redbird Field on June 24, beginning at 4 p.m. A seven-inning game, instead of the usual nine, will follow. Yesterday's game will be made up July. 2 as part of a double-header, starting at 4 p.m. at Redbird Field. The Legion game started in the rain and was played that way until there were two outs in the Bloomington half of the fifth. At that time, umpires Ed Swabogle and Ed Bradley decided the field had absorbed too much rain and called the game. Montreal Expos' Tim Raines beat the tag of St. Louis' Ozzie Smith last night for a stolen base in the fifth inning of the Cardinals' 3-2 victory at St. Louis. Johnstone triggers Cubs to triumph over Phillies CHICAGO (AP) - Jay Johnstone claims it took him seven years to learn how to hit and now that he knows how, he stays sharp by taking extra batting practice. "I've taken extra batting practice every day since I've been here," said Johnstone, who socked a two-run homer yesterday to launch the Chicago Cubs to an 8-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Johnstone's homer was his third since he joined, the Cubs June 1 after being released by the Los Angeles Dodgers. "I practice every day and have to be ready all the time since I don't get to play everyday," said Johnstone. "It took me seven years to learn to hit and I learned from Jim Lefebvre's father, who wrote two books on the subject," said Johnstone. "He got me hitting off a batting tee and to learn why I made out when I made out. " "That's a big thing," said Johnstone, "A lot of players get into bad habits and don't know how to correct them. I've learned to correct them." Johnstone's two-run homer came in the third and put the Cubs ahead to stay while Leon Durham and Jody Davis also drove in two runs each. The triumph was the second straight for the Cubs following a 13-game losing streak, while the Phillies slumped to their fourth consecutive defeat. Starter Doug Bird, 4-6, was the winner and Dick Ruthven, 5-4, took the loss. Bump Wills singled with two outs in the third inning and Johnstone followed with his homer. Keith Moreland walked to open the fourth, went to second on an infield out and scored on Davis's single. The Cubs wrapped it up with four runs in the sixth. They loaded the bases on walks to Wills and Moreland around a single by Bill Buckner before Durham singled in a pair. Moreland scored on a sacrifice fly by Davis and Ryne Sand berg singled in the other run. Chicago got its final run in the eighth on Junior Kennedy's sacrifice squeeze bunt, bringing home Sandberg, who had doubled and was sacrificed to third. Bo Diaz drove in three of Philadelphia's runs, one in the fourth on a fielder's choice and two more in the sixth on a single after Pete Rose beat out a bunt and Mike Schmidt doubled. Two more Philadlephia runs scored In the seventh on a walk to Garry Maddox and singles by Manny Trillo, Ivan De-Jesus and Bob Dernier. Mike Proly, who worked the final 2 and 13 innings, gained his first save. McEnroe draws BASEBALL ROUNDUP tough matches Thompson, Pirates WIMBLEDON Eneland (AP) ToD-seeded John WIMBLEDON, England (AP) Top-seeded John McEnroe is an odds-on favorite to retain his Wimbledon men's singles tennis title, even though he faces some tough matches in the early rounds of next week's tournament. The draw, made yesterday at the All-England Club, gave McEnroe a likely second-round match against Wojtek Fibak of Poland, one of the strongest unseeded players in the field. After that, the defending Wimbledon champion could play Hie Nastase of Romania, an old-time Wimbledon campaigner who has twice reached the finals. Jimmy Connors, seeded second, is rated at 7-2 to capture his second Wimbledon singles crown in eight years, while Mats Vilander, the 17-year-old Swedish star who surprisingly won the French Open in Paris earlier this month, is given a 14-1 shot at winning this grass courts championship. Raul Ramirez of Mexico, who was seeded 13th, withdrew from the tournament just before the draw. No reason was given. McEnroe's opening-round match is against Van Winitsky, the big moustachioed American who is ranked 45th in the world. It will be the opening match on Monday on the famed center court, where the defending champion traditionally opens the tourney. Connors' first-round opponent is South-African born Andrew Pattison who now lives in the United States. Wilander will meet Heinz Gunthardt of Switzerland in the first round. In the women's singles, led by top-seeded Martina Navratilova and second-seeded Chris Evert Lloyd, all of the top players drew first-round byes. romp past New York Jason Thompson rapped three hits, including a three-run homer, and drove in five runs to power the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 13-3 victory last night over the New York Mets. Winning pitcher Rick Rhoden, 3-6, contributed two singles to the 17-hit attack in which every Pirate in the lineup got a hit. Rhoden scored one run and drove in another. Thompson's home run, his 14th of the season, came in a five-run sixth inning . that chased loser Charlie Puleo, 5-4. Dave Kingman smashed a two-run homer for the Mets, his 16th home run of the year. In other National League action, Atlanta pitcher Bob Walk fired a four-hitter and Bob Horner drove in three runs to pace the Braves to a 7-0 victory over the Houston Astros. Ron Cey hit the first pitch of the seventh inning over the left-field fence to spark a three-run spurt and Jerry Reuss pitched a five-hitter to carry the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-0 victory over the San Diego Padres. Chili Davis singled twice and scored a pair of runs and Joe Morgan collected three hits to pace the San Francisco Giants to a 4-3 victory over the Reds in a game that was delayed by rain three times. In the American League, Robin Yount cracked a two-run homer in the first inning and put Milwaukee ahead with a two-run triple in the eighth as the Brewers rallied to beat the' Baltimore Orioles 6-3. Ken Griffey's two-run home run capped a three-run eighth-inning rally as the New York Yankees downed the Boston Red Sox 5-4. Bud Black notched his first major-league victory and John Wathan reached base four times and scored three runs as the Kansas City Royals defeated Minnesota 7-4, the Twins' 23rd loss in 25 games. Dave Revering's two-run homer with one-out in the ninth inning broke up a scoreless duel and Jim Clancy stopped California on five hits as the Toronto Blue Jays blanked the Angels 2-0. The Detroit at Cleveland game was rained out. In late AL action, it was Chicago at Oakland and Texas at Seattle. AftWCit4 Pre! ----- j. $0" i - ( : XT V-L Chicago Cubs' shortstop Larry Bowa flashed a smile at Philadelphia Phillies' Bo Diaz prior to tagging him out at second base during yesterday's 8-5 Cub victory at Wrigley Field in Chicago. i

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