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* « * » « a H * * * a * m *• i ngels 9 Nolan Ryan Hurls ByJUnited Press International .Nolan Ryan really wanted a ifMfitter Sunday, but not for 'jpfttself, fdt? someone else. " Cdrny as it sounds, he.wanted it for the California Angels, and (hey; needed one more than Nq}an Ryan did. fle had pitched a no-hitter against the Kansas City Royals on"". May 15 and when he duplicated the feat against the De$»i't Tigers Sunday, Ryan fecame the first pitcher in 20 years to pitch two no-hitters in the s>ame season. Ryan, a fireballing M-year- old righthander from Alvin, Tex., struck out 12 of the first 14 battens he retired as the California Angels blanked the Tigers, 6-0. Ryan finished with >17 strikeouts—the most ever in a no-hit game—before a Cap Day crowd-of 41,411 in Detroit. Ryan walked four batters. Johnny Vander, Meer, who pitched consecutive no*hiitters with Cincinnati in 1938, Allie Reynolds of the Yankees in 1M1, and Virgil Trucks of Detroit in 1952 were the previous pitchers in major league history to throw two no- hitters iri the same season. Jim Maloney of Cincinnati threw 10 innings of hitless ball but lost, 1-0, on a home run in the 11th inning in 1965. He came back later mat year with a 10-inning no-hitter which he won. The victory broke a four- game California losing streak and snapped a winning string of five games for the Tigers. It marked the second time this season that a no-hitter has been thrown against Detroit. "1 really wanted it," said Ryan, who rarely talks about himself. "The club needed it and I needed it." The Angels, in third place, are AV2 games behind the Oakland A's in the American League's tight Western Division scramble. "1 haven't pitched that well recently," said Ryan, who places a high premium on the club's over*all success • and accepts personal achievements with modesty. Ryan, wfho was the major league's strikeout leader last season, has had difficulty in getting batting support from his teammates this season. The victory improved Ryan's record to 11-11 but California Manager Bobby Winkles id banking heavily on Ryan in the second half of the season to lead the Angels into the playoffs. Lylc's 24th Save I think Nolie feels that for us to be a contender he has to have a good second half," Winkles said. "He's made up his mind he's going to have a good second hailf even if we don't get him any runs." In oi'Jher American League Beman Wins Golf Classic ROBINSON, 111. (UP!) Dearie Bemian was happy to pick up the $25,000 first prize money in tflie $125,000 Shrine Rcbinson Open Golf Classic, but he'"was even more pleased that fc^M his game together again, j played very solid golf," said the 35-year-old Bethesda, fyld,, title winner after his victory Sunday. "I dnove the b$l very well and the way I am playing now you can put me on any gdl'f course in the 'country and I can play it." Beman, with rounds of 69-686^67, bad a total of 13-under- par 271 on the par-71, 6,556-yard Crawford County Country Club cSiUrse to win by one stroke over Bunky Henry and Bob Dickson, each of whom picked up'$ll,562. Chuck Courtosy was alone in f&Srth with 273 for $5,875 while C^alesburg Register-Mail SPORTS GALESBURG, ILL., MON., JULY 16, 1973 • ••• • • PAGE 18 Larry Hinson was fifth with a 274 and earned $5,125. A tie for sixth at 275 gave George Archer and Andy North $4,250 each. A birdie that Beman scored on the 68th hole proved the deciding stroke and kept the tourney from going into overtime for the fifth consecutive year. The last four Classics were settled by sudden death play, a PGA record. Beman, whose last victory came in the 1972 Quad -Cities Open following a 1969 win in the Texas Open and the 1970 Milwaukee Open, gave a large share of credit in his victory to a friend, Carl Lohran, golf pro at the Glenhead North Shore Country Club in Long Island. "He helped straighten out my game," Beman said. First money brought the former U .S. amateur champion's career earnings to $364,067. The $11,562 share of second place money represented a bonanza for the hard luck Henry of Valdosta, Ga,. a formeir place kicker for Bobby Dodd at Georgia Tech. Until recently, Henry had been without a sponsor for about three years after "going broke." He was off the tour for a month before-Robinson after a 5-year-old twin son suffered a head injury in a fall off a high dive and his wife went to the hospital to have their fourth child. He had earned only $455 this year on the tour. Henry scored three birdies and an eagle three in his final round of 66, but was proudest of saving par on the 510-yard 15th hole when he "popped one shot into some trees" and put the next one into a ditch. Sixty-eight players finished at 284 or better for the 72 holes and 74 of the 144 who started playing last Thursday finished I in the money. Ryan Ranks With Greats: Teammates By RICHARD L. SHOOK * " ^' DETROIT (UPI) - Frank Robinson has batted against all the best pitchers in both leagues over the last 15 years, including Nolan Ryan, and he says his current teammate with the California Angels rates . right up there with the best of action, New York stopped Kansas City, 2-0, Oakland downed Milwaukee, 8-5, Minnesota edged Cleveland in 10 innings, 7-6, Baltimore edged Chicago, 3-2, and Boston beat Texas, 3-1, in a rain-shortened 5'/ 2 inning game. In the National League Houston blanked Philadelphia 20, Atlanta/downed Montreal 6-1, Cincinnati beat New York 8 *1, Los Angeles tripped Chicago 9* 3, St. Louis edged San Diego 5-4 in 15 innings, and San Francisco ripped Pittsburgh 120. The Angels gave Ryan a breather at th? end with a -five- run eighth inning. Winston Llenas cracked a two-run single, Bob Oliver singled home a run and Al Gallagher singled home two more to close out the scoring. Roy White singled home two runs in the eighth inning to back up the combined four-hit pitching of Sam McDowell and Sparky Lyfc in New York's win over Kansas City. McDowell, 4 1, allowed three hits while walking seven and fanning seven. Lyle pitched the ninth to pick up his 24th save of the year. Evans' Homer Bill North's ninth-inning double drove in two runs and Reggie Jackson added a two- run home run as Oakland scored four runs in the ninth for a victory over Milwaukee. Dick Green and Bert Campa- neris singled in the ninth. With one out, North doubled to score Green and Campaneris and with two outs, Jackson hit his 20th home run into the right field bleachers. Danny Thompson's one-out sacrifice fly in the' 10th inning scored pinch runner Mike Adams and gave Minnesota a victory over Cleveland. Adams entered the game as a pinch runner for Tony Oliva, who walked to lead off the 10th, and took second when George Miterwald walked to third on a walk to Jim Holt. Successive eighth-inning home runs by George Mitter- wald, Joe Lis and Jim Holt gave the Twins a 6-5 lead but Buddy Bell singled home the tying run in the ninth> The homers erased a 5-3 lead supplied earlier in the inning on a three-run homer by George Hendrick, his 19th. , Dwight Evans cracked a solo homer in the second inning to give Boston a victory over Texas. Evans snapped a 1-1 tie with his fifth homer of the year into the left field. screen with one out in the second. Rain delayed the start of the game for 2 hours and 52 minutes and showers persisted throughout the contest before it finally was called. Baltimore erupted for three runs on four hits in the top of the sixth inning to edge Chicago. The winning rally started when Mark Belanger doubled and Al Bumbry singled Belanger home. Paul Blair walked and Tommy Davis singled to score Bumbry before Earl Williams singled home the third run. Major League Standings 4v them. 1P1 H 1 1" ii' 1 "*^' 1 ,^ iii 1' He throws as hard ' as h 'j'gii\, •J -^M|P^b^\ l 5ytL^l ^ , ri , - 1 ."jjiriV ,^uX 'jLir" 0 w< Out at Second White Sox's Pat Kelly (18) is out at second die this play during the third inning of the _,game with Baltimore at Chicago Sunday. Action started when Tony Muser bunted to «B¥ioles third baseman Brooks Robinson, who threw to shortstop Mark Belanger, but Belanger's relay to first was not in time for the double play. Orioles beat the Sox 3-2. UNIFAX anybody I've ever seen," said toiJiil* L Robinson, the only man ever win the Most Valuable Player award in both leagues. "His curve ball made him, not his fast ball. He threw a lot of curves out there. "In fact," he added with a big grin, "he struck me out three times and I wasn't even playing." Both California teammates and Detroit rivals joined in praising Ryan after the young righthander threw his second no-hitter of the season Sunday as the Angels beat the Tigers, 6-0. Ryan struck out 17 batters, the most by any pitcher in a no-hit game. He walked four foatters. No Detroit batter reached second base, every Tiger in the lineup struck out at least once, and there was only one hard-hit ball for the California fielders to handle. That came with one out in the ninth inning when Gates Brown drilled a line drive that had Detroit shortstop Rudy Meoli, only 5-9, stretching (Continued on Page 19) IU'L Site" National League East w. I. pet. g.b 50 41 .549 '—. 47 42 Chicago St. Louis Montreal Pittsburgh Philadelphia New York .528 42 46 .477 41 46 .471 41 49 .456 38 49 .437 2 m 7 10 West w. 1. 59 34 pet. g.b. 634 - Ryan in No-Hitter Fireballing Nolan Ryan became the first pitcher in 20 years to throw two no-hitters in the same season Sunday, embellishing his superlative performance with 17 strikeouts to pitch the California Angels to a 6-0 victory over the Tigers at Detroit. UNIFAX Major League Leaders National League al) r. h. 201 25 70 228 38 76 355 66118 305 42100 195 23 64 303 286 g Mota, LA 60 Unser, Phil 71 Watson, Ho 98 Maddox, SF 78 Rbnsn, Phil 55 Goodsn, SF Mttbws, SF Grubb, SD 68 233 Crdnl, Chi 85 303 Ross, Cin 91 369 80 83 32 99 41 93 33 74 51 98 62116 American League g- Down Pirates 12-0 By BILL RICH UPI Sports Writer *Wfllie McCovey's approach to "getting even" with those wonderful folks who were responsible for sitting him on the bench five days ago, seems like a good way of getting back. He hit two home runs Sunday to become one of only 15 major league players ever to reach the 400-mark as the San Francisco Giants ripped the Pittsburgh Pirates 12-0. "It could have been a bigger thrill. I don't feel I have to be put in the position of having to prove anything." said McCovey, who at the age of 34 this season has hit 17 homers and batted in 43 runs. The two shots by McCovey's paced a 15-hit Giant attack and gave him 17 for the season, adding to a total of 401 liftime. Juan Marichal pitched the CYCLE INSURANCE Call Us For A Quote Today! CHECK THESE ADVANTAGES: Local Claims Service Competitive Price Lay-Up Coverage 2 Bike Discount Safe Cyclist Discount 6 8-12 Month Policies Pay Plans Available Robert Miller Agency • 343-1168 CHERRY & SIMMONS Giants over the Pirates, allow' ing four hits to gain credit for his seventh victory in 12 decisions. Confidence Restored This game certainly restored my confidence," said Marichal, "Now I feel like I'm earning my money. I didn't feel that way in the bullpen where I hardly pitched at all and wasn't helping the team." Also lending support were Garry Maddox and Ed Goodson with two run homers as the Giants piled up 10 hits off four Pirate hurlers. San Francisco completed the rout with five more runs in the eighth off rookie Tom Dettore. Key hits were a two-run single f oy Gary Matthews, a two-run Willie Davis added a two^run single and triple as the Dodgers whipped the Cubs to complete a three game sweep of the series between the divisional leaders. Osteen's 11th Win By capturing their fifth victory in a row, the Dodgers maintained their seven-game bulge over San Francisco in the NL West. Dodgers' lefthander Claude Osteen went the distance to register his 11th victory in 16 decisions. Bernie Carbo doubled with two out in the top of the 15th inning to drive in Ken Reitz from first base with the winning run as St. Louis outlasted the Padres. The win moved the Cardinals to within Blmbrg, NY 61 Horton, Det 57 Carew, Min 83 May, Mil 89 Murcer, NY 94 D.Allen, Chi 69 245 Blair, Bal 81 272 43 K'ptrk, KC 77 267 44 ab 184 208 320 363 371 r. h. 31 66 27 73 54112 56115 52116 39 76 84 80 Davis, Bal 75 278 25 83 .299 Home Runs National League: Evans, Atl and Stargell, Pitt 26; Bonds, SF 25; Aaron, Atl 24; Johnson, Atl and Monday, Chi 21. American League: Mayberry, KC and Jackson, Oak 2D; Hendrick, Clev 19; Murcer, NY 18; Fisk, Bos and Bando, Oak 17. Runs Batted In National League: Bench, Cin "359J71; Stargell, Pitt 67; Evans, Atl .351 64; Bonds, SF 63; Luzinski, Phil .350i61. pet. .348 .333 .332 .328 .328 .327 .325 .318 .317 .314 pet Los Angeles Sari Francisco 52 41 .559 7 Cincinnati 51 41 .554 m Houston 50 46 .521 10'i Atlanta 44 51 .463 16 San Diego 31 60 .341 27 Sunday's Results Hous 2 Phila 0, 5% inn., rain Atlanta 6 Montreal 1 Cimci 3 New York 1 Los Angeles 9 Chicago 3 San Fran 12 Pittsbng 0 St. Louis 5 SD. 4,15 inn. Today's Probable Pitchers All Times EDT Los Angeles (Sutton 11-5) at Pittsburgh (Briles 8-7), 8:05 p .m. New York (Koosman 7-8) at Atlanta (Niekro 9-4), 8:05 p.m. Montreal (Renko 9-5) at Houston (Forsch 8-8), 8:30 p.m. San Francisco (Barr 7-8) at St. Louis (Gibson 8-9), 8:15 p.m. American League East w. I. pet. g.b. New York 52 42 .553 — Boston 48 40 .545 1 Baltimore 46 39 .541 lVz Detroit 48 43 .527 2Vz Milwaukee 44 46 .489 6 Cleveland 33 59 .359 18 West w. 1. pet. g.b. 52 40 .565 .526 .517 .517 .511 .348 50 46 46 46 31 45 43 43 44 58 3Yz 4% 4% 5 19^ Oakland N Kansas City California Minnesota Chicago Texas Sunday's Results Minn 7 Cleve 6,10 inns Baltimore 3 Chicago 2 Oakland 8 Milwaukee 5 California 6 Detroit 0 New York 2 Kan City 0 Boston 3 Tex 1,.5% inns, rain Today's Probable Pitchers All Times EDT Kansas City (Drago 9-9) at Detroit (Strahler 3-2), 8 p .m. Chicago (Johnson 2-2) at Boston (Curtis 7-8), 7:30 p.m. Cleveland (Wilcox 5-5) at_ California (Singer 14-4), 11 p.m." . Baltimore (Jffrsn 3-1) at Oakland (Hunter 14-3), 11 p.m. (Only games scheduled) Maybry, KC 93 314 59 94 .317 .313 .310 .309 .300 .299 double by Mike Phillips and ajtwo games of the first-place run-scoring double by Bobby,Cubs in the Eastern Division. Bonds In other National League games, Los Angeles beat Chicago 9-3, Atlanta toppled Montreal 6-1, Houston blanked Ross Grimsley picked up his ninth victory against five losss as the Reds topped New York. Grimsley had a perfect game until Jim Beauchamp beat out Shavers Breaks Jaw GROSSINGER, N.Y. (UPI) Heavyweight Ernie Shavers, who defeated Jimmy Ellis in a first-round knockout in his last fight, will be out of competition for at least six months after suffering a broken jaw in a workout at the Grossinger Country Club Sunday. Shavers, wh6 has a 45-2 record, will thus be unable to fulfill a scheduled date against Jerry Quarry in Madison Square Garden on July 25. The accident happened in the second round of a two-round workout with sparring partner Jeff Merritt. Shavers, of Warren, Ohio, was taken to the] Community General Hospital in Liberty, N.Y., where his jaw was wired by Dr. Ssymour Bessen. He was placed in intensive care and will remain in the hospital for a week; American League: Mayberry, KC 80; Jackson, Oak 74; Murcer, NY 65; Melton, Chi and Darwin, Minn 57. Pitching National League: Billingham, Cin 13-5; Bryant, SF 13-7; Wise, St.L 11-4; Osteen and Sutton, LA 11-5; Reuss, Hou 11-7. American League: Wood, Chi 17-12; Hunter, Oak-14-3; Singer, Cal 14-4; Coleman, Det and Holtzman, Oak 14-8. 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