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JT~6oltiburo RiQiitgr-MoM, Goltsbuffl, 111 Saturday, Aug. 4, 1973 Otto Stowe Sparks Dallas , K '„*BY JOE CARNtCULL! UPI sports Writer • It didn't take Otto Stowe long to show how much he learned playing behind Paul WarfieM. SKJwe, a backup man to W^rfield at Miami last season, was traded to Dallas in the off* -season. Friday night he made the" Cowboys look like geniuses. .„ .He" caught two touchdown ;;pi$s& as Dallas opened its 'exhibition season with a 24*7 trouncing of the Los Angeles 'Rams. Charley Waters also had ;a 04»yard interception return •"for"'." a touchdown and the Cowboy defense completely thftftled veteran John Hadl in his„.debut as a Ram quarter* •bacfer V In the only other pre-season actioh Friday night, the New York Jets edged Houston 16*13 and Detroit upset Washington 1744. In action tonight, Baltimore is at Pittsburgh, Buffalo plays Philadelphia at Jacksonville, Fla., Cincinnati is at Miami, New Orleans at Kansas City, the New York Giants at San Diego and Chicago takes on Green Bay at Milwaukee. Oakland Is at New England on Sunday and San Francisco la at Cleveland Monday night. After a scoreless first period, a crowd of over 75,000 fans watched Roger Staubach throw a 16-yard pass to Stowe for the first score. Toni Fritsch's 20- yard field goal gave Dallas a 10-0 halftime lead and the Cowboys iced (he game in the third period when Waters made his TD run and Jack Concannon hit Stowe with a 12-yard TD pass. Harris Booed James Harris, in relief of Hadl, who was booed soundly, threw 13 yards to Harold Jackson in the last period for the only Rams' score. The Lions scored a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter and added a fourth quarter field goal by Errol Mann to beat Washington and spoil Duane Thomas' return to pro football. Oreg Landry threw nine yards to Larry Walton for one score and after the Redskins tied the game on a twtf-yard pass from Bill Kilmer to Jerry Smith, Mel Farr burst 47 yards for a TD and Mann kicked a 10- yard field goal. Rookie Moses Denson ran six yards in the last period for Washington's other TD. Thomas, who had not played since the January 1072 Super Bowl when he led Dallas to victory, gained 36 yards on 11 carries and helped set up the Redskin score. "He looked like the Duane Thomas of old," said Redskins' Coach George Allen. "He's learned our offense but he still has a lot to learn. He's disappointed with his performance and I'd appreciate it if you guys (press) wouldn't try to talk to him. We've got a chance to save a guy and a performer and if you don't want to interfere, stay away from him." Larry Brown 111 Running back Larry Brown, the NFC Player of the year last season, did not play for Washington because of a virus infection. Bobby Howfield's third field goal of the game, a 23-yarder with 1:35 left to play, lifted the Jets over Houston. With the Oilers leading 3 -0. Al Woodall came off the bench in the second period to spark a 01* yard drive capped by Mike Adamle's six-yard TD run that gave New York the lead. Howfield boosted it to 10*3 at the half with a 44-yard field goal but a 35-yard TD pass from Dan Pastorini to Clifford McNeil and Skip Butler's 30- yard field goal gave Houston a 13-10 lead. Howfield tied it with a 31-yarder before winning it in the last period. Major League Standings St. Louis Chicago Pittsburgh Montreal Philadelphia ; New" York National League »•. East w. 1. pet. g.b. 58 50 .537 56 53 .514 21-2 52 54 .491 5 51 56 .477 61-2 51 58 .468 7 1-2 48 57 .457 8 1-2 '••-., West w. 1. pet. g.b. Los" Angeles 68 41 .624 — Cincinnati 65 46 .586 4 San Francisco 60 48 .556 71-2 Houston 57 55 .509 11 1-2 "Atlanta 50 63 .442 20 S^M.,Diego 36 71 .338 31 aT! Friday's Results ~ r Houston 1 Cinci 0, 1st, 10 inn. ; Cinc'i 11 Houston 5, 2nd, - OTbrg 3 Phila 1 • C^gflgo 3 Montreal 0 N?¥.= 7 St. Louis 3 , Atlanta 5 S.D. 4 L'.'AV 3 San Fran 0 — - Today's Probable Pitchers All Times EDT «' ^St; Louis (Gibson 11-10) at New York (Koosman 8-11), 2:15 " pr.irr. - Ltfftis&on (Roberts 11 - 8) at Cincinnati (Norman 9-9), 2:15 , Los Angeles (Osteen 12-5) at ~ SMI Francisco (Bryant 15-8), 3:15 p.m. Chicago (Jenkins 10-9) at Montreal (Rogers 2-0), 8:05 . Pittsburgh (Moose 6-10 and Walker 7-8) at Philadelphia (Brett 10-4 and Lonborg 9-8), 2, 5:35 p.m. San Diego (Jones 2-3 and .< Traedson 5-2) at Atlanta (Mor- T; tpflJJ-9 and Devine 1-2), 2, 6:05 p.m. American League East w. 1. pet. g.b. 57 47 .548 Baltimore Detroit New York Boston Milwaukee Cleveland Kansas City Oakland Minnesota Chicago California Texas 58 49 .542 1-2 60 51 .541 1*2 57 50 .533 1 1*2 52 55 .486 6 1*2 39 70 .358 201*2 West w. 1. pet. g.b. 63 48 .568 61 48 .560 1 54 52 .509 6 1-2 53 55 .491 8 1-2 51 55 .481 91-2 40 66 .377 20 1-2 Weiskopf Fires 64, Takes Lead in Rich Westchester Friday's Results Boston 8 Bait 5, 1st Bait 8 Boston 2, 2nd Cleve 9 Milw 4 Kan City 4 Minn 2 Chicago 5 Texas 3 Detroit 7 N.Y. 2 Oakland 2 Calif 1, 11 inn. Today's Probable Pitchers All Times EDT Milwaukee (Colborn 13*7) at Cleveland (Tidrow 8-10). Kansas City (Splittorff 14-5) at Minnesota (Woodson 10-5), 2 :15 p.m. Texas (Brown 3-1) at Chicago (Wood 20-15), 2:15 p.m. Boston (Lee 12-5) at Baltimore (Palmer 13-6), 7:30 p.m. New York (Peterson 8-11) at Detroit (Fryman'3-7), 2:15 p.m. Oakland (Holtzman 16-9) at California (Wright 8-15), 10 p.m. Sunday's Games Oakland at Calif, Wi Kan City at Minn Texas at Chicago, 2 New York at Detroit Milw at Cleve, 2 Boston at Bait By IRA MILLER UPI Sports Writer HARRISON, N.Y. (UPI) Jerry Barber, a former PGA champion more recently in obscurity, thinks that golf is basically a simple game —and no one's making it look simpler these days than Tom Weiskopf. Weiskopf, an incredible 81 shots under par for his last 33 rounds, shot an eight-under 64 Friday and took a three-stroke lead into today's second round of the rich Westchester Classic. Like so much of what he has done lately —five victories in eight tournaments —there was a simple explanation for his success. He one-putted seven times, missed only two greens, and even got a little luck when he needed it as a "missed" shot on the 17th hole somehow found its way between tree limbs and onto the green. "Sixty-four,", Weiskopf said smoothly, "is the highest I could have shot." There was a group of six players tied for second at 67 — including Barber, the 196} PGA champion who hasn't earned a dime on the tour for two years —on a day that saw 78 of the field of 147 break par. The other 67 shooters were top money winner Bruce Crampton, Gibby Gilbert, DeWitt Weaver, Jim Wiechers and Bob Murphy. . The 68's included Hubert Green, who aced the 144-yard 14th with an 8-iron but Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller and Tommy Aaron were all six shots back at 70 and Arnold Palmer and Gary Player were another back at 71. Lee Trevino isn't playing here. Weiskopf, whose round included six birdies and an eagle —he reached three of the par- five holes in two shots —says the only problem he's having these days is getting used to being a star. "When I got here n Wednesday, I just said «« myself, gee, I hope I don't win another major tournament," Weiskopf said. "But really, when I thought about it, when the people are going to spend the time to ask you questions... if they think that much of you, that's part of the deal, too... and I like it. "It's difficult to live up to the responsibilities that go with being a great player," Weiskopf added. "I respect people like Palmer and Trevino, because you lose your spare time, your leisure time. Going to sleep is the only spare time I've spent alone lately." Staubach Passes Dallas Cowboy quarterback Roger Staubach passes the bail to Calvin Hill (35) over the head of the Rams' Jack Youngblood (85). Action took place in the first quarter of an exhibition game at Los Angeles Friday. UNIFAX White Sox Turn Back Rangers 5-3 CHICAGO (UPI) —. The Chi- 1 Oakland in his previous start, cago White Sox literally walked to a 5-3 victory over the Texas Rangers Friday night Major League Leaders By v United Press International National League g. ab r. h, Rose) Cin 110 451 82 Wtsn. Hou 112 418 Unser, Phil 90 290 Crdnl, Chi 102 370 Cedno, Hou 91 338 Gtuibb, SD 81 280 Gdsrf, SF 92 346 MtttlWs, SF 98 337 IVJHJtyn, NY 97 408 Maddx, SF 93 369 75 47 59 61 39 35 47 58 50 153 135 92 117 106 88 108 105 126 114 pet. .339 .323 .317 .316 .314 .314 .312 .312 .309 Otis, KC 106 Mnsn, NY 101 Blair, Bal 99 Scott, Mil 102 419 74 349 55 339 52 387 65 128 106 103 116 .305 .304 .304 .300 ', American League g. ab r. h. pet. Carw, Mn 100 389 65 133 .342 Hort'on, Dt 70 253 32 85 .336 '".May,' Mil 105 425 66 139 JrX.Alln, Ch 72 250 39 79 " Davis, Bal 87 352 33 110 •• Mrbr, NY 111 429 58 134 Home Runs National League: Stargell, Pitt 32; Evans, Atl 31; Bonds, SF 29; Aaron and Johnson, Atl 28. American League: Jackson, Oak 24; Mayberry, KC 22; Otis, KC 21; Fisk, Bos and Hendrick, .309 Clev 20. Runs Batted In National League: Bench, Cin 81; Evans, Atl and Stargell, Pitt 79; Perez, Cin 72; Bonds, SF 71. American League: Mayberry, KC 87; Jackson, Oak 84; Murcer, NY 75; Otis, KC 67; Darwin, Minn 64. .327 .316 .313 .312 Reuschel In Shutout Win Over Expos MONTREAL (UPI) - The slump - ridden Chicago Cubs have gained some ground in their battle to regain the lead in the National League East. Rick Reuschel scattered four hits and fanned 11 Montreal Expo batters Friday night to pace the Cubs to a 3-0 victory. Reuschel even drove in the only necessary Cubs run with a sacrifice fly in the second inning. The Cub victory came while the New York Mets were down- Melton singled, Tony Muser and tag the visiting St. Louis Card- walked nine Sox batters and three of tfcim turned into runs. He also struck out 11, but that College Conference Slips Mind of "Big Name Bird" Buddy Bradford walked, and Luis Alvarado singled for two runs. In the fifth Jerry Hairston and Melton walked and Carlos May singled to score Haiirstcn. That tied the game and in the eighth, after a single by Bradford, Alvarado and Pat Kelly walked and Jorge Orta singled to score Bradford while Alvarado scored on a fielders choice. The win broke a three - game Rangers' pitcher Jim Bibby, I couldn't make up for the walks, who threw a no-hitter against' The Sox had scored twice in . the fourth when Bill Iowa Whips Indianapolis In Association By United Press International Winning key games on the road has made Iowa the No. 1 team in the American Association, and the Oaks proved it again Friday night. They whipped Indianapolis, 74, in the opener of a three-game | The win broke a three - game [Cubs' second run. Fairly dived weekend schedule to regain a Sox losing streak and a two - for" the ball but trapped it. He 5%-game edge over the second-[game Tcxias winning streak. I jumped to his feet waving the place Tribe in the league's! Sox Manager Chuck Tanner ball in his glove but the urn- Eastern Division. ideelared the work by pitchers,pire gave the "safe" sign, rul- A five-run seventh inning.Steve Stone and Terry Forsterjing the ball had not been highlighted by three home runs | as important as the walks. Stone allowed only four hits in seven and two-thirds inning9 and only one of the three runs charged against him was earned. Forster got the last four outs lor his third win against four loses, although he allowed two hits. inals 7-3, an occurance which brought the Cubs to within 2Vz games of the division • leading Cards. Reuschel backed up his own pitching performance with a sacrifice fly to score Andre Thornton with the first run the Cubs had seen in 21 innings. An attempt by Expo outfielder Ron Fairly to fake a catch of Ron Santo's long fly down the leftfield line led to the made the difference. Tom Egan belted a solo homer and Pete Varney and Ted Uhlaender blasted two-run homers. Evansville, also playing at home, split with Omaha, taking the nightcap, 6-4, after dropping the opener, 3 -1. caught. The ruling gave Santo a double and allowed Don Kessinger to score. The victory allowed Reuschel, the Cubs' winningest pitcher, to improve his record to 12 -8. Expo hurler Steve Renko was tagged with the loss, dropping his record to 10-7. i By TOM MARVELLI (Staff Writer) Bob Walker broke into a laugh. He stopped for a moment to look ait the ceiling and thai' laughed some more. "I'm sure everyone else knows it but me." The Galesburg Pioneer pitcher was red with embarrassment. He'd forgotten the name of the conference that his school (North Central College) was in. To make the situation.even a little more awkward, they wen the title this past spring and, in two months, the junior had forgotten the name of the conference. "The Big Bird," as he is known to his fellow Pioneers, shrugged off the embarrassment. "The team went 26-6 this last year and we were 14*2 in the conference. We won the championship in the conference too." The 6 -foot *4 righthander stopped. He started laughing again ard added, "Whatever conference it is. "I did real well this year. I was 8-1 over-all and 7-0 in the conference." The laugh began and Walker couldn't resist the temptation. "Whatever conference it is." It would be hard to convince baseball coach Marv Meinz that Walker wasn't one of the main reasons, bad memory and all, that North Central rebounded from a .500 season the year be fore. In all, The Big Bird finished second on the team in hitting with a .333 average and in pitching had a remarkable 0 .39 earned run average. "It was a great team to play for. We just made the plays and hits whenever we had to. It getting nine, guys out for a game. He'd (Meinz) take anybody, that could play just so we'd have enough for a game. Once he played second base for us. He's really a great guy." Walker looked up and blurted out, "Don't ask me the name of that conference. I can't remember it either." Returning to the summer of 1972 Walker said, "We only played on Saturdays and Sundays and I had to work on Saturdays. It was more fun than anything. We 'were just out to have a good time and we did." This slimmer Bob has bore (town on his pitching with the Pioneers and gained from the experience even though he feels ha isn't up to par. "I think I haven't been as had to be about the most en-! consistent as I should be. One joyatie team I've ever played day my fast baU wor ks and the next day it. doesn't and my Bob Walker foi. The above statement means a little more when it is realized that at the beginning of the sea curve ball works the same way. "But since I've been down son Walker was beaten out at here I've thrown the slider for sliortstop by a freshman who the first time. When I first has since made all-conference. Pitcher Takes Giants Seriously Walker was then forced to produce at the mound or not play basebatll at all. Instead of folding, Walker really started throwing well and was good enough with the stick to fores Meinz to play him at first base when he wasn't pitching. came here I found out everyone else threw a slider so I decided to throw cne too. It seems to help me a lot." Even with a new pitch Walker found that he had to do something else. "You have to concentrate all the time you're on the mound. It was a lot better for my This leagU 3 has ^me ^ hit . pitching when I played first, jters in it and it seems that By FRED McMANE =n UPI Sports Writer Andy Messersmith is a true Dodger in the old tradition. He saves his best games for the Giants. ^Messersmith, a 28-year-old rTfW-hander, is in his first season with the Dodgers after coming to them in an off-season trade with the California Angels, but the way he treats those Giants you'd think he'd been raised on the sidewalks of Brooklyn instead of the beaches of California. Messersmith, who earned a reputation as a fierce competitor in his five seasons with the Angels, takes the Giants more seriously than any other club in the National League and in thei past week has flashed his best!a Last Sunday Messersmith beat the Giants 6-2 on a three- hitter and Friday night he duplicated that performance with another three-hitter as the Dodgers posted a 3-0 triumph in the first game of a crucial weekend series at San Francisco. "This Giant-Dodger thing, you don't know what it's all about until you get into it," said Messersmith. "It's much hjs composure before trouble started. The victory was Messersmith's 11th in 17 decisions, which is quite good since he got off to a rather shaky start. "I'm pitching better because I've learned the hitters in the National League," he said. "People can tell you about them, but you need to learn for yourself." Steve Garvey provided Mes- and Cincinnati beat Houston 11-1 hitter and batterymate Randy 5 after losing the opener 1-0 in .Hundley homered as the Cubs sersmith with the necessary different than with any other | firepower by banging out three not the best of form against his archenemies him. the Bay area. jward team. We're friends." Learned For Himself Messersmith got a little taste of the ill feeling the Giants have for him in the ninth inning when reliever Elias Sosa threw pitch which nearly decked Messersmith started to- hits, including a run-scoring triple. Willie Davis and Ron Cey also singled in runs as the Dodgers pinned the loss on Tom Bradley. 10 innings. Detroit whipped New York 7' 2, Cleveland topped Milwaukee 9-4, Kansas City beat Minnesota 4-2, Oakland nipped California 2-1 in 11 innings, Chicago defeated Texas 5-3 and Boston downed Baltimore 8-5, then lost 8-2 in American League games. Willie Mays' Homer Willie Mays cracked a three- run homer in the seventh inning and John Milner had a two-run triple in the first to spark the Mets over the illness-ridden Cardinals. Jon Matlack went the distance for New York to gain his eighth win while ex- In other NL games, New I Met Rich Folkers was charged York beat St. Louis 7-3, Chicago with the defeat. The Cardinals blanked Montreal 3-0, Pitts-1have a dozen players suffering!runs from Mike Lum, Dusty burgh defeated Philadelphia 3-j from colds and the flu. : Baker and Dave Johnson while topped the Expos. Reuschel struck out 11 and did not walk a batter in gaining his 12th triumph. Steve Renko was the loser. Willie Stargell took over the major league lead in homers with his 32nd, a two-run shot, and Manny Sanguillen added a solo homer to power the Pirates over the Phils- John Morlan, a 25-year-old just called up from Charleston, gained his 'first major league victory with seven innings of four-hit pitching. Darrell Evans singled . ie the winning run in the .limn inning to lead the Braves over the Padres. Atlanta got home the mound but regained l, Atlanta edged San Diego 5-4j Rick Reuschel pitched a four-Dave Winfield and Gene Lock- lear connected for the Padres. Hank Aaron got into the game as a pinch-hitter in the ninth for the Braves and drew a walk. Don Wilson allowed only four hits in 10 innings of work to help the Astros defeat the Reds in the first game of their doubleheader. A sacrifice fly by Cesar Cedeno scored the game's only run in the top of the 10th. The Reds bounced back in the nightcap with a 16-hit attack that featured three hits apiece by Pete Rose and rookie Dan Driessen. Rose had a two-run doubje among his hits while Driessen had a homer and a triple. Joe Morgan also hom-| ered for the Reds while Doug Rader had a three-run shot for the Astros. Playing at shortstop took strength out of my arm. It also confused me because I didn't know which position — atart- stop or pitching — I was better at. I didn't know where to concentrate." Last summer the Big Bird played for a semi-pro team in Napervilie that was also coached by Meinz. Before talking about it, he shook his head back and forth in deliberate motions while playing with a glass of water that was in his hands on the table in front of him. j "Sometimes we had trouble I every time I let up, they get a hit." Later cn when Walker was with some of his fellow Pioneers, -the question of the name of his school's conference arose. Mike Heimerdinger finally worked it out. With a big smiie on his face and a nod of the head the Big Bird said, "The College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin. I knew, I knew it." Let's just hope that Walker can remember the name of the conference that the Pioneers are in so he can come back next year. Goltsburg's 15th Notional Optn CLASSES E, F, G, H, START 9 A.M. CLASSES A, B, ( C, D START 1 P.M. Trophy Sponsors OMI WARD SPORTING GOODS FIRST GAlfSRURG RANK 4 TRUST First There - When You Need U* THE ACRI COMPANY COMMUNITY RANK THE HUDDIE INN GAIESRURG SPORTSMAN THE KNOTTY PINE CUNT t HEIEN VAN DUSEN GAIESRURG CHAMRER OF COMMERCE Presented By Galesburg Horseshoe Pitchers' Assn.

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