Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on August 3, 1973 · Page 20
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Friday, August 3, 1973
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r Pirates Lose Third in Row to New York 5 • 1 ~ By FRED DOWN DPI Sports Writer ,^The New York Mets publicize ffl&a Stadium as a house of thrills but to the Pittsburgh Pirates it's become a house of horrors. Hie thfee*time Eastern Divi- sfoi champions of the National Lelgue suffered another devastating blow to their hopes of miking it four in a row this »&on Thursday night when IJflgJ' lost to the Mets, 5-1. It their third loss in two its to the Mets after they had climbed back into contention with 14 victories in their previous 20 games. It was a bitter loss for the Pirates because they failed to gain ground on the first-place St. Louis Cardinals, who lost to the Montreal Expos, 2-0, and are still six games behind them. The Pirates won the first game of the series, Tuesday night but then scored a total of three runs in dropping the next three. Cleon Jones' double, his 1,000th major league hit, climaxed a three-run third inning and Hay Sadecki and Tug McGraw combined in an eight-hitter for the Mets, who dealt Jim Hooker his fourth loss against four wins. Philadelphia defeated Chicago, 4-1, Cincinnati crushed Atlanta, 17-2, and Los Angeles beat Houston, 4-2, in 11 innings in other National League games. American League scores were Milwaukee 6 Detroit 3, Cleveland 6 Baltimore 0, Boston 10 New York 0, Kansas City 3 IfcglsteT'Mail SPORTS t a Galesburg, 111., Friday, Aug. 3, 1973 Page 18 Chicago 1, Minnesota 6 Oakland 3 and California 3 Texas 2. Singles by Don Hahn and Felix Millan started the Mets' rally and both runners scored when Rooker fielded Willie Mays' infield hit but threw wild into right field, Jonea followed with Ms double which drove in the third run of the inning and made him the first player to get 1,000 hits as a Met. Montreal's Balor Moore, re* called from the international League July 16, pitched a four- hitter against the Cardinals to raise his mark to 5-10. Ken singleton singled home the Expos' first run in the first inning and Jim Lyttle knocked in their second run with a single in the third. Mill* IMttw «MIM Greg Ltttinski and Del Unser had three hits each and LutiMki drove in three runs to pace the Philliea to their victory over the Cabs. The Reds hammered out seven hits, including doubles by Pete Rose and Joe Morgan in a nine-run fourth-inning outburst which dealt Roric Harrison his fourth defeat and buried the Braves. Johnny Bench and Andy Kosco homered for the Reds. Hank Aaron struck out and walked twice before retiring from the game and his season home run projection slipped to 714. He hag hit 28 homers in the Braves' lit games. Pinch hitter Ken MeMullen's two-run doutte in the 11th inning lifted the Dodgers over the Astros and gave Don Sutton his 13th win against seven losses. Willie Davis homered in the eighth for the Dodgers but the Astros tied the score at 2-2 on ninth-inning homers by Doug Rader and Lee May. ajor League Standings jg^ational League " * East 11 www mm ; " S|»uis :: Qhte&go Pittsburgh Montreal Philadelphia • New York w. I. 58 49 55 53 51 54 51 55 51 57 47 57 pet. g.b. .542 .509 3>/2 .481 .472 .452 West w. 67 64 60 56 49 36 1. 41 45 47 54 63 70 pet. .620 .587 .561 .509 .438 .340 m m g.b. 3V& 6V2 11 20 30 Losi 1 Angeles •• Cincinnati San Francisco Houston AUahta San'Diego '•- " J Thursday's Results • '• Montreal 2 St. Louis 0 "• NewYork 5 Pittsburgh 1 Philadelphia 4 Chicago 1 '•• Cincinnati 17 Atlanta 2 L9s"Angeles 4 Houston 2, 11 inn (only games scheduled) • Today's Probable Pitchers • (All Times EDT) "Chicago (Reuschel 11-8) at Montreal (Renko 10-6), 8 p.m. St. Louis (Folkers 3-2) at ^New York (Matlack 7-14), 8 1 pnw.> ••»* -P-ittsburgh (Walker 7-8) at " r Philadelphia (Carlton 10-11), 7:30 p.m. Sem Diego (Greif 6-12) at • Atlanta (Schueler 6-6), 8 p.m. -Los Angeles (Messersmith 10- 6f aT-San Francisco (Bradley 99),; .Til p.m. ••• Houston (Dierker 0-1 and •Wilson 6-12) at Cincinnati (Nelson 3-2 and Hall 64), 2, ' 5:30'p.m. •"- * Saturday's Games St. Louis at New York Houston at Cincinnati Los" Angeles at San Francisco American League East w. 1. 56 46 60 50 57 56 52 Baltimore New York Detroit Boston Milwaukee Cleveland 50 49 54 pet. .549 .545 .533 .533 .491 .361 g.b. Penn State's Joe Paterno Still Says What He Thinks 6 20 g.b. 1 5tt 8% 19M* West w. 1. pet. Kansas City 62 48 .564 Oakland 60 48 .556 Minnesota 54 51 .514 Chicago 52 55 .486 California 51 54 .486 Texas 40 65 .381 Thursday's Results Milwaukee 6 Detroit 3 Minnesota 6 Oakland 3 California 3 Texas 2 Kansas City 3 Chicago 1 Cleveland 6 Baltimore 0 Boston 10 New York 0 Today's Probable Pitchers (All Times EDT) Oakland (Lindblad 0-2) at California (Singer 15-7), 11 p.m. Kansas City (Fitzmorris 2-0) at Minnesota (Goltz 3-1), 9 p.m. Texas (Bibby 5-4) at Chicago (Stone 4-9), 9 p.m. New York (McDowell 5-2) at Detroit (Lolich 10-10), 9 p.m. Milwaukee (Parsons 3-5) at Cleveland (Timmerman 3-3), 8 p.m. Boston (Tiant 13-9 and Pole 00) at Baltimore (McNally 9-11 and Jefferson 3-3), 2, 5:30 p.m. Saturday's Games Milwaukee at Cleveland Kansas City at Minnesota Texas at Chicago Boston at Baltimore, night New York at Detroit, night Oakland at California, night III!! 1 / ill" "' 'i'iri! '•«i,M •• lili'"" Successful Steal Expos' Ron Hunt (33) is on third base with a successful steal as St Louis Cardinals third baseman Ken Reitz misses the throw during the third inning of the game at Montreal Thursday. Umpire Lee Weyer watches the play. Montreal topped the Cards 2-0. UNIFAX Major League Leaders Billie Jean King Is Hoping To Put Down Bobby Riggs National League Rt)se ; g 108 110 89 101 91 80 ab 442 408 286 366 Cin WJjsn, Hou • Uijser, Phil Crdrrt, Chi " GoUSn, SF .' Gfiiftb, SD Maddox, SF 92 r cWono, Ho 89 Mthrts. SF 97 ,',:Hun£ Mtl 103 American League g ab r r h 80 149 74 134 47 91 59116 342 35 108 276 39 86 366 50 114 331 59 103 336 47 104 373 59 115 r . Crw^Minn HrHhf Det May, Mil , D.Aln, Chi ..Mu»cr, NY ., Daw?, Bit Otis, KC : S;:o.t;< Mil . Muosn, NY H . Bisk, Bit 99 69 104 72 110 86 105 101 100 97 h 385 65 133 248 32 82 421 65137 250 39 79 423 58 134 32 107 73 126 65 116 54 104 51 99 349 415 334 343 331 pet .337 .328 .318 .317 .316 .312 .311 .311 .310 .308 pet. .345 .331 .325 .316 .313 .307 .304 .312 .301 .299 Home Runs National League: Evans, Atl and Stargell, Pitt 31; Bonds, SF 29;" Aaron, Atl 28; Johnson, Atl 27;."" American League: Jackson, Oak 24; Mayberry and Otis, KC '2fr "Fisk, Bos and Hendrick, Clev 20. -'I Runs Batted In National League: Bench, Cin 81: ttvaas, Atl 78; Stargell, Pitt Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. with help for your car, home, life and health insurance. See me. 77; Perez, Cin and Bonds, SF 71. American League: Mayberry, KC 85;. Jackson, Oak 84; Murcer, NY 75; Otis, KC 66; Darwin, Minn 64. Pitching National League: Billingham, Cin 15-7; Bryant, SF 15-8; Seaver, NY 13-5; Sutton, LA 137; Osteen, LA and Cleveland, St.L 12-5; Wise, St.L 12-6. American League: Wood, Chi 20-15; Coleman, Det 17-8; Holtzman, Oak 16-9; Hunter, Oak 15-3; Singer, Cal 15-7. Midwest League By United Press International Appleton 5 Quad Cities 4 Cedar Rapids 11 Wisconsin Rapids 1 Waterloo 7 Quincy 2 Danville 4 Burlington 3 Clinton 7 Decatur 4 NEW YORK (UPI) - Billie Jean King, looking quite pretty on closed circuit color TV from Denver, said: "Bobby Riggs is a great con man. He's good far tennis, but I hope to put him down, I hope they have to sarape him off the court." Billie was referring to her match with male chauvinist Riggs, now set for Sept. 20 in the line, or over Iher head, or to her feet. So she'll retreat to the backcoirt and she'll get flustered. "I won't give heir roses before the match, the way I did on Mather's Day for Margaret," he continued. "Maybe a box of candy." Billie shrugged off the opening needle, then said that while she wasn't going to discuss her own all-court game would be more than enough to handle Riggs. . - ' "I (think I nave an advantage over someone like Chris Evert," the Wirribledon queen said. "Chris is murder frorn. the baseline, but to beat Bobby you have to be able to play the entire court." Riggs remained unimpressed, and even this early in his con she will seek to eradicate the nothing but prepare for his harm done to Women's Lib by _ bbs, "so high you won't believe Riggs' outrageous victory in 5: X. Gets Brett ithem", he said. "I'm glad I By MILTON RICHMAN UPI Sports Editor NEW YORK (UPI) - Standards have changed, religion has changed, even baseball has changed. Joe Paterno has not. Penn State's rugged individu alist always has come out and said exactly what he thinks. He hasn't changed a bit. He's still doing the same thing. Getting ready to lead the Nittany Lions into another college football season, Paterno AO longer even thinks about that fat $1 millin offer he turned down six months ago to become general manager and coach of the New England Patriots. "I gave myself plenty of time to make that decision," he says. "Nothing has happened since to make me regret it." Joe Paterno does think of some other things though, and some of these things he thinks about disturb him, like illegal recruiting practices for one, and how the NCAA goes about catching the perpetrators for another. "The NCAA has to get its nose out of the sand," says Paterno. "Their whole philosophy is one where you turn somene in. Like the Internal Revenue Service. I've never done that, and I wont. It's not good for college football." At the moment, the NCAA's enforcement department, which deals with recruitment offenders, numbers three full-time investigators in addition to Warren S. Brown, who heads the department. Brown hopes to add another investigator but Paterno feels that isn't nearly enough manpower for the job. "I think if we had 10 or 12 NCAA investigators and nobody knew when they were coming around, better, results would b achieved," says Paterno. "The way it is now, the NCAA doesn't investigate on their own. They investigate only when someone informs on someone else. You have to be a stool pigeon. I don't want to get into that kind of business. I might add that very few people do inform." (At Shawnee Mission, Kan. home of the NCAA, a spokesman says "informing" is "not the only way" information is obtained about offenders. "We have other sources, such as newspaper articles and word of mouth.") This would seem to bear out Paterno's claim that a third party has to bring an offense to the NCAA's attention before it is acted upon. A'g Trim Roster < OAKLAND, Calif. (UPI) The Oakland A's, making room On the roster for Vic DavaUUo and Jesus Alou, sent utility players Jay Johnstone and Rich McKinney to Tucson in the Pacific Coast League Thursday. Johnstone, end McKinney, both used mainly in pinch- hitting roles, were sent down to provide room for Uhe two veteran outfielders obtained by club owner Charles 0. Finley several days ago to help the.A's down the stretch drive. j Phillies Defeat Cubs 4 -1 May over Margaret Court. Riggs, 55, professing that he was appalled when he leared that his clash with the 29-year- old Mrs. King would be best three of five sets, nevertheless told Billie that he would have her "bewitched, bothered and bewildered" in short order. KANSAS CITY (UPI) - The red-holt Kansas City Royals, leading the American League's Western division, purchased George Brett from their Omaha farm club to replace third baseman Paul Schaal, who was placed on the disabled Thursday finally got her to come out of hiding. She would not budge for a mere $10,000, but $100,000 is something else. And you know anyone can play for ten grand. But 100 grand, tot's different. That's when the pressure list comes in, like putting five-feet for the Masters championship."! I "She's going to serve," he Brett was hitting .284 with six Mrs. King remained unruf- said, "and try to come to the home runs and 56 RBIs for fled. "I'm used to pressure," I net, but the ball will go down Omaha. j she'said laconically. PHILADELPHIA (UPI) The Philadelphia Phillies handed the Chicago Cubs their third straight defeat Thursday night, 4-1, behind the pitching of Dick Ruthven and the hitting of Greg Luzinski and Del Unser. Luzinski and Unser banged out three hits apiece to lead the Phillies offensive attack. Despite the loss, the Cubs remained ZVi games behind St. Louis, as Montreal stopped the Cardinals 2-0 behind Baylor Moore — making his first start since being recalled from the minors. Philadelphia scored single runs in the first and eighth in nings and two in the third. The lone Cubs run came in the sixth when pinch - hitter Pat Bourque singled after a single by Billy Williams and a walk to Ron Santo. Williams and Jose Cardenal each had two hits for Chicago with Bourque picking up the only other Cub hit. In tonight's action, the Cubs send Rick Reuschel, 11-8, against Montreal's Steve Renko, 10-6. On the general subject of detection, Paterno says he would be strongly against any urinalysis tests of players such as the NFL is considering as a possible procedure for curbing drug abuse. "I would hope we wouldn't have to come to that kind of test," says Paterno. "I'd be embarrassed to say to one of my players that he had to take such a test. If I didn't have enough trust in my players. I don't know, if I'd want to stay in what I'm doing. You know, we ail have a responsibility to the young man who Is playing football. If we're so concerned with drug abuse that we have to do something so distasteful to those people in the game, what's the use of having it? That's my feeling anyway." Because Joe Paterno has a way of reaching people, young and old alike, with what he says, he recently was asked 1 to bs the feature speaker at Penn State's commencement exercises. It was the first time Paterno ever had addressed such a group, and the first time any coach ever had been asked to do so at Penn State. Considerable publicity was given one of Paterno's opening remarks at the commencement. I'd like to know 1 how could the President (Nixon) know so little about Watergate in 1073 and so much about college football in 1969?" Paterno said, referring to Nixon's awarding a plaque to Texas as the No. 1 team that year when Paterno felt his Penn State actually was. Far less publicity was given remark, Paterno made a few moments later. "One of the • tragedies of Watergate," he said, "is to see so. many, bright young men, barely over 30, who have so quickly prostituted their honor and. decency in order to get ahead, be admired, stay on the 'earn. These same young people within a short period of the last 10 years, sat in convocations such as this. They were ready to change the world. They didn't trust the over-30 generation. I warn you, don't underestimate the world. It can (corrupt quickly and completely." Brisky Cons Reporter, Not Girl 5 TAT I FARM INSURANCE STATE FARM iQsurance Compantes tijiriie Offices: Bloomlngton, Illinois 3UD NELSON •ii 1-133 929 \. Henderson r By TOM MARVELLI (Staff Writer) Big Bob "The Barrel" Brisky broke from the line of conversation. "I came out of this party one time. It was Christmas and there was this tree outside with those tiny lightbulbs all over it. I unscrewed them and ate about 50 just to see if 1 could do it. But now I've quit eating glass." His eyes narrowed and the stocky Galesburg Pioneer catch er looked at a wide-eyed 16' year-old girl who was in the room. He gritted his teeth a little to make himself look even tougher. "Did you really?" The girl was impressed. "Yup." Brisky turned and looked at a young reporter who had a cigar in his mouth and gritted his teeth again. The reporter didn't say a word. Brisky laughed to himself. He'd just hooked a fish with his story. Well, one out of two wasn't a bad average. The trouble was he wanted to make the girl believe the story too. Brisky came to the Pioneers from Tulsa University and, like teammate Bob Szczecinski, j started to school on a football scholarship before switching over to his first love — base- , ball — while still playing foot- I ball. "I started my freshman year at offensive guard. Then I went through spring ball. I was going seven days a week playing both football and baseball my freshman year. "After the third week, they moved me up to second string guard on the varsity and told me they were going to red shirt me during my sophomore year. That was good because it freed me of football so I could concentrate on baseball last spring instead of going through what I did my first year." Brisky stopped and rubbed his bristly face that sported a Fu Manchu above his upper lip and a day's growth on the rest. "I played about a quarter of the time last season and did real well defensively." There was a glint of mischief in the Park Forest native's eye before he continued. "My freshman year I led the team in hitting. I batted .500." He paused and came through Bob Brisky with the punch line. "I went one for two. I played in nine games and had nine walks." Everyone listening laughed but Brisky dropped the humor for a moment and looked ahead to the coining year. •Til be back at Tulsa, We got almost everyone back and we should be real tough. Last year we got beat out in'District 5 competition of the NCAA. "It looks good for me this coming year. You know, Tulsa is a fine baseball school and Gene Shell (Tulsa University coach) has the winningest rec ord in baseball today. He's won over 72 per cent of his games and his teams were second in the NCAA in 1969 and third in 1971. Tulsa's been listed in the top 10 major schools for the past six years in a row." Brisky is proud of his school and work but not boisterous. "I didn't have enough experience behind me when I came into this league (CICL). "I've learned a lot from both playing and watching the other ballplayers. Mike Bollman has given me a lot of competition at catcher. He's one of the best receivers in the league. We help each other as much as we can by going over the hitters in the league so we know how they should be pitched to. "That's just the way it is on this team. We all pull for each other." The strain of both working and playing baseball 24 hours a day for two months showed in bis eyes. "I finished 10th in the league the first half of the season bat ting .333. I've been battling back this second half. "The people of the town have been great to me. Bill Apsey, my boss, has really helped and been a friend. I'd like to come back again next year." A few nights earlier Brisky and his "fish" frequented a local establishment known to serve soda pop. In the heat of the discussion, The Barrel scooped up the yellow legal pad the reporter was taking notes on and decided to add a few notes of his own. The reporter didn't argue. The chicken tracks on the pad thanked his dad and family for their help and high school coach, Chuck Colin, for teaching him all he knew. At the end there was a special tribute to his dog, Bush, who Brisky said, "listens to all my problems when we go out at night." The next day when the effects of the soda pop wore off, Brisky asked the reporter not to say anything about bis dog. "People might find out too; much stuff from him." j BIG CAR RACES Fri. 4 Sat, Ai{. 3 & 4 at tht KNOX COUNTY FAIR KNOXVILIE, ILL 7 - BIG EVENH EACH NIGHT Races 8 P.M. Time Trials 7 P.M. Rt$*rv«d Grandstand Seats Phon* 2|9-?714 For Advance Sale •teachers Unreserved 7 4

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