Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 18, 1973 · Page 29
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 29

Galesburg, Illinois
Issue Date:
Wednesday, July 18, 1973
Page 29
Start Free Trial

By United Press International There are rumblings in George Altai's big happy family in Washington. Alien, who prides himself in the cbhesiveness of his team, is having trouble with probably its most important member, running back Larry Brown. Brown, Player of the Year in the National Conference last season as he led the Redskins to a Super Bowl berth, has not reported to camp and Allen says he'll be fined $300 for every day he misses. Brown, who gained 1,216 yards last season, best in the NFC, claims "important personal matters" are keeping him from reporting, but it's generally felt thst he's holding out for a new contract beginning next season. His present three-year contract is believed to be for a salary of $50,000 for the first year plus incentive bonuses and $10,000 added each of the next two years. Brown reportedly wants another three-year con* tract worth $375,000. Elsewhere in the training camps, center Dave Manders, one of several Cowboys unable < to reach contract agreement, announced his retirement. Manders was a nine-year veteran. Houston Coach Bill Peterson said he is uncertain of the status ot three players—wide receivers Billy Parks and Dave Smith and defensive tackle Ed Lothamar. Peterson said Parks, obtained from Dallas in an off-season trade, claims he doesn't want to play football anymore and that Smith is retiring. Lotha­ mar has not notified the club as to his plans. Charlie Harper, a seven-year veteran, announced his retirement as the New York Giants opened camp. The Giants also learned that wide receiver Tom Qalesbwg lfegisrerMail SPORTS GALESBURG, ILL., WED., JULY 18, 1973 • ••• • • PAGE 29 Donna Caponi Young Seeks Third Straight Open Crown Aaron Hits 25th Hank Aaron of the Braves hit his 25th homer of the season Tuesday night although the New York Mets won 8-7 at Atlanta. It was his 698th career home run, and he has 65 games left this season in which to m'atch Babe Ruth's mark of 714. ROCHESTER, N.Y. (UPI) Donna Caponi Young would like nothing better than to win the Women's Open golf title for a third time this week—except, perhaps, to earn a little recognition for her first two championships. "I got the checks (for the $5,000 winner's share), but that's - al," Mrs. Young says. "It wasn't worth $100,000 or anything like that. I didn't win a million dollars like (Lee) Trevino." . Although no one ever said the women's champion could expect anything like the men's winner in endorsements and residual benefits, the picture Mrs. Young paints is one of total obscurity. "Maybe I'm just not the type of individual that attracts endorsements," said Mrs. Caponi, .tile women's champion in 1969 and 1970. "But it's really a shame." Like most of the touring women professionals, Mrs. Young has a contract with an equipment manufacturer.' It didn't earn her bonuses for Open victories, however. That contrasts with the scene at Oakmont, Pa., little less than a month ago, where Johnny miller won the U.S. Open and his agent proudly announced Miller; would win more in contract bonuses than the $35,000 top prize. White Sox Win Twinbill at Boston BOSTON (UPI) - Pitchers are, well not exactly "pampered," according to Chuck Tanner, but many of them could go to work more often than they do. The Chicago White Sox manager made' his point Tuesday when he sent two of the busiest men around to the mound and they came up on the winning end of an 8-4 and 5-0 doubleheader sweep over the Boston Red Sox. Wilbur Wood needed help from Terry Forster in the late innings of the first game but managed to run his record to 18-12 while Stan Bahnsen fired a four - hitter in the second game of the day—night attraction to lift himself to a 12-9 mark. Wood wasn't at his sharpest and Tanner suggested it was because he had three days rest. Bahnsen, on the other hand, worked with only two.days off and had one of his best games. "We pitch the guys with two days rest because they can handle it," Tanner insisted. "Look at Wood. He has a 1.81 earned run average when he's off for two days and the ERA is over 3.00 when he rests for three. "And Bahnsen comes along after pitching two days ago and throws a four - hitter," Tanner said. "No," he added, "I wouldn't exactly say that other pitchers are pampered. You got to go by the invidiaul case, but I do think at lot of guys could pitch more often than they do." Both Wood and Bahnsen got plenty of help from the Chicago hitters while dropping the Red Sox 2Vz games off the pace of the front — running New York Yankees in the American League East. Ed Herrmann tagged a three- run homer and singled twice for two more runs in the day game. Buddy Bradford's. solo homer was all Bahnsen needed, but Eddie Leon singled home two other runs in the night game. In all, six Boston pitchers were, raked for 24 hits in the two contests with* starters Marty Pattin (9-12) and Ray [Culp (2-5) absorbing the losses. The teams end their four game series here today with Bill Lee (11 - 3) pitching for Boston against Steve Stone (2-5). Washington Redskins halfback Larry Brown works out alone at Georgetown University Tuesday. Brown, the National Football League's most Valuable player, is attempting to negotiate a new multi-year contract begin- Brown Works Out ning in 1974 and has not reported to the Redskins' training camp in Carlisle, Pa. Coach George Allen said Brown will be fined $300 a day for each day he misses training camp. Gatewood has a broken foot following a car accident last week' and that running back Charlie Evans, who suffered a broken leg late last season against Den* ver, will be lost for almost two more months. ' The St. Louis Cardinals signed No. 3 draft choice Fred StuarC a guard from Bowling Green, and the New York Jets dropped No. 10 pick Joe Carbone, a line* backer from Delaware. Lee Trevino Defends Title In Rich M&et By TOM UHLENBROCK ST. LOUIS, Mo. (UPI) "Watch this, watch this," Lee Trevino shouted to the small gallery as he prepared to tee off with a sand wedge. "I can hit the ball 210 yards with this. I might even play Evel Knievel 18 holes using just this club." The ball shot off the tee in a line drive, bounced twice and disappeared in the large lake in front of the fairway. "Nothing to it," muttered Trevino. Trevino was all wisecracks as he toured the course at Norwood Hills Country Club, preparing to defend his title in the $210,000 St. Louis Golf Classic. But the Texan's merry mood changed abruptly as the Thursday tcc-off time neared! He made it clear that golfing for money—big money—is serious business. He was especially unnerved by the continuing clamor motorcycle daredevil Knievel has stirred up by his unbacked challenge to a $10,000- a-hole match. "This is no damn circus," Trevino snapped. "This is a golf championship and should be treated like one." Norwood officials have made two alterations for this year's classic—two par -5 holes have been shortened to par-4s for a 35-35—70 course par. The changes emphasize the course's demand for accuracy off the tee. Another factor putting Trevino into a more serious frame of mind is several additions to the field. Playing for the first time in (Continued on Page 30) Dodgers Defeat Pirates 8-4 in NL Action By United Press International The Los Angeles Dodgers ran their winning streak to seven games and made it 10 victories in their last 11 games Tuesday night when they beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 8-4. Andy Messersmith pitched 8 2-3 strong innings, with Jim Brewer relieving in the ninth, and Willie Crawford drove in three runs with a two-run single and a sacrifice fly. "I keep seeing lines in my right ^eye," said Crawford, whose homer won Monday night's game for the Dodgers. "It bothers me especially when I'm batting and I'm going to have' my eyes examined. Meanwhile, I Hope they just keep pitching into my swing." Crawford's analysis reminded some old-timers of the time when tlall of Famer Paul Waner, who liked to take a nip or two before, during and after games, advised a rookie pitcher named Warren Spahn that he saw "two baseballs" when he hit. "The trick," Waner told Spahn, "is to hit the bottom baseball." . St. Louis defeated San. Francisco, 2-1, San Diego shaded Chicago, 1-0, New York' edged Atlanta, 8-7, Philadelphia topped Cincinnati, 2-1, and Montreal downed Houston, 7-2, in other NL games. Crawford hit a two-run single in a four-run first inning which dealt Luke Walker his eighth loss and Messersmith carried a two-hit shutout into the ninth when the Pirates rallied for three runs with the help of Al Oliver's two-run homer. Brewer came in as Messersmith faded, however, to retire the side and earn his 10th save of the season. Manny Sanguillen also homered for the Pirates. Consecutive singles by Luis Melendez, Bernie Carbo and Ken Reitz and a double-play grounder gave the Cardinals their runs in the second inning and Rich Folkers took it from there with a six-hitter for his third win. The win brought the Cardinals to within a half game of the first-place Cubs in the NL East. The Cubs bowed to a five- hitter by Steve Arlin of the Padres and have lost five straight games. Nate Colbert drove in the game's only run with a fifth-inning sacrifice fly following walks to Arlin and John Grubb and a single by Dave Roberts which filled the bases, Milt Pappas suffered his eighth loss against five vic­ tories. Pinch hitter Willie Mays' two- run single was the climactic blow of a seven-run ninth-inning rally which lifted the Mets to their win over the Braves. The Braves' Carl Morton carried a 7-1 lead into the ninth but was routed by an outburst started by two-run homers by Rusty Staub and John Milner. Hank Aaron hit his 25th homer of the season and the 698th of his career to move within 16 of tying Babe Ruth's all-time career mark and Ralph Garr and Marty Perez also homered for Atlanta. Del Unser doubled home one run and Larry Bowa singled in another for the Phillies as Jim Lonborg scattered 10 hits for his eighth win while Boots Day's two-run single snapped a 2-2 tie in the seventh inning and paced the Expos to their triumph over the Astros. Cesar Geronimo homered for the Reds and Lee May connected for the Astros. Cubs Need Victory To End Their Slump Williams Slides Safely Kicking up dirt, Cubs' Billy Williams loses his cap as he slides San Diego at Chicago Tuesday. Williams went to third on a safely into third base ui the seventh inning of the game with hit by Jim Hickman. Padres won 1-0. UNIFAX By ED SAINSBURY UPI Sports Writer CHICAGO (UPI) - The Chicago Cubs need to "come out slugging" to break their slump and take command again of the National League's Eastern Division race, Manager Whitey lock- man said today. "If they come out'slugging and win a game," he said, "we'll be all right." The Cubs now have lost five straight, the longest losing streak of Lockman's managerial career in the major leagues, and have won only four of the last 15 games as their once imposing lead had dwindled. Tuesday San Diego's Steve Arlin pitched a five-hitter and the Cubs were shut out for the eighth time, 1-0, as Arlin beat them for only the second time in six decisions. His rival, Milt Pappas, though he gave up seven hits, pitched almost as well, but lost because walks to Arlin and John Grubb and a single by Dave Roberts filled the bases for Nate Colbert to diive in the only run with a sacrifice fly. "I hesitate to say I walked Grubb," Pappas said. "There were three pitches on him ail in the same spot and one was called a strike and two were called balls. So I don't feel like I walked him. I felt good, Jand if he doesn't get that walk, I wo might be out there until 7 1 o'clock." Arlin said he "had a real good fast bail and I bet I threw 90 per cent fast balls. That's something I don't normally do, especially in Wrigley Field, but I went with my best pitch and it was very successful." It was Arlin's third shutout in the last four games, and Padres Manager Don Zimmer said, "He's actually a shutout pitcher. Over two thirds of his big league wins are shutouts, and when he gets by the first four or five innings without a run, you can sit back and think 'Well, Steve's going to pitch a shutout.'" Loekman agreed that Arlin pitched a great game, but he added, "Unquestionably we've been in an offensive slump, not from lack of effort. We've worked very hard. "At this point, I don't believe there's any pressing, and our individual hitters aren't trying too hard. We'll just have to continue to work hard and play our best out on the playing field. That's the only place you can do it." WARM TOMORROW Time to Insulate WHITE'S PHONE 312-0185 FOR LOW LOW COST AUTO E Contact: Tony Lischwe MILLERS MUTUAL INS. 411 BANK Of GALESBURG BI.DG. 343 1166 or 343 6986 DeWoyne Swan son I am happy to announce that I am now Associated with FESLER OLDSMOBILE, Inc., 120 N. Chambtrs, Galesburg, Illinois. I with to invite all my good cut* tomers in for the bast in Service. Please see me for a new Oldsmobile or a previously owned car of any make. FESLER Olds, Inc. Ph. 342-4148

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 8,900+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free