Herald and Review from Decatur, Illinois on August 13, 1980 · Page 15
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Herald and Review from Decatur, Illinois · Page 15

Decatur, Illinois
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Wednesday, August 13, 1980
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Page B3 Sports Decatur, Illinois, Wednesday, August 13,1980 NEW YORK (AP) A young robber leveled a gun at the head of New York Yankees standout Reggie Jackson early Tuesday morning outside a bar in New York City. But Jackson, out celebrating the 400th career home run he hit in Monday night's victory over the White Sox, knocked the bandit away by swatting him with the door of his Rolls Royce. The slugger told Dolice he was shaken at having a largeDore pistol, likely a .45-caliber automatic, pointed into his face. "It was the biggest gun ever saw," Jackson told police. "I flinched. He was pointing the gun at my head. I thought he was going to shoot me." The bandit got the drop on Jackson about 1:50 a.m. when the outfielder walked out of the Jim McMullen bar on Manhattan's East Side near 3rd Avenue and 76th Street, and eot intn his car. . Reggie Jackson The stickup man lowered the gun, however, when he reached into Jackson's car to grab the ignition key. Jackson pushed open the car door, sending the gunman sprawling. The youth, who Jackson thought was between 16 and 18 years old, ran off, eluding pursuers and dropping Jackson's car keys near the scene. Cubs reactivate Kingman CHICAGO (AP) Left fielder Dave Kingman, who led the National League in home runs in 1979 with 48, was reactivated Tuesday by the Chicago Cubs. First baseman Jim Tracy was optioned to Wichita to make room for Kingman, a club spokesman said. Kingman, who was placed on the disabled list July 10 because of a shoulder injury, was used as a pinch-hitter in the completion of Monday's suspended game. He carried a .264 batting average into the game with 10 home runs and 33 runs batted in. Bonds returns to Cardinals ST. LOUIS (AP) Outfielder Bobby Bonds, injured April 17 when hit by a pitch, was reactived by the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday after spending 22 days on the disabled list. Bonds, 34, who was acquired by St. Louis last fall, has hit .212, slugging five home runs and totaling 23 runs batted in in 70 games. To make room for Bonds, the Cards sent outfielder Tito Landrum to Springfield of the American Association. Candrum, in 10 games, was hitting .318. Stroud, Phillips on team Jack Stroud and Steve Phillips of Decatur are going to Norfolk, Va., to play in the Thorobred World Series baseball tournament starting Friday. Stroud and Phillips are members of the North Zone tourney championship Springfield Uncle Ed's Frozen Custard team. They were added for the tournament after the Decatur Thorbred team was eliminated in the playoffs. Uncle Ed's beat Elmhurst 12-9 in the decisive game at Springfield's Chamberlain Park. Teams from three states competed. The Springfield players are seeking funds to help pay travel expenses. Contact Stroud at 429-5107 and Phillips at 429-1660. Cross country practice to start Argenta-Oreana High School cross country practice starts Monday, Aug. 18, at 8 a.m. at the school. For information. Contact Coach Steve Morton, 875-3694. MacArthur High School cross country practice for boys and girls starts Monday, Aug. 18 at 8 a.m. in the gym. Bring $5 participation fee and physical examination report. Eastern hires two assistants CHARLESTON Ray Ogas, 32, has been named football offensive line coach at Eastern Illinois University, head coach Darrell Mudra said. Ogas arrives just in time for practice which commences today. He replaces Joe Taylor who resigned ear ner mis summer to accept a position at Virginia Union. Ogas has served as an assistant coach at a variety of west coast colleges and universities. He was an all-coast offensive guard and teammate of Eastern's new offensive coor- Sports Scene dinator Dennis Shaw at San Diego State. After graduating in 1970, he served as a graduate assistant for two seasons, then was offensive line coach for a year at Fullerton Junior College. He was a graduate assistant under Dick Vermiel, current Philadelphia Eagles head coach, at UCLA in 1974 and offensive line assistant at Hawaii in 1975. Ogas then was offensive line coach at Boise State one year before entering private business in the San Diego area the past three years. Rick Byrdsong, 25, joins the Eastern Illinois University athletic staff as an assistant basketball coach. Byrdsong, an assistant at Western Michigan University this past season, rejoins Eastern's new head coach Rick Samuels. Byrdsong co-captained Iowa State University's team for two seasons, 1976-78, while Samuels served as an assistant coach, and then was a part-time coach in 1978-79. He is a 1974 graduate of Atlanta (Ga.) Douglas High School which was the state runner-up in Class AAA, Georgia's largest class, his junior and senior seasons. Douglas had a 90-4 record during his three varsity seasons. Scrimmage scheduled at Warrensburg WARRENSBURG The Warrensburg-Latham High School Athletic Booster Club will sponsor a football scrimmage and picnic Aug. 29 at 5:30 p.m. Bring sandwiches, salad and table service. Dad's race to be featured CASEY A Dad's race will be featured during moto-cross activities Sunday at Lincoln Trail Motosports. Action starts at 11 a.m. This is the third race in the five-race series. Ashmore driver keeps winning CHARLESTON Denny Schwartz of Ashmore won the street car feature a third straight time at Charleston Speedway. Meanwhile, Marvin Burton took the lead in the super stock points standings with a second place finish. Burton is seeking a third straight driving championship. Saturday, Aug. 16, there will be a figure 8 race with $75 as first prize. On Wednesday, Aug. 27, a special open competition race will pay $1,000 to the super stock feature winner and $150 to the street feature winner. Blue ends non-victory slump SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Vida Blue, with relief help from Al Holland and Greg Minton, won a first time in two months as the San Francisco Giants beat the Houston Astros 5-4 Monday night. Blue, 10-6, allowed six hits and three runs over five innings in his third appearance since coming off the disabled list. Holland worked three innings. Minton came on in the ninth to record his 12th, save. The loser was Ken Forsch, 9-10. Cavanaugh's passing impressive. . ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Matt Cavanaugh threw his fourth touchdown pass with 1:10 remaining to lift the New England Patriots to a 35-31 victory over the Los Angeles Rams Monday night in a National Football League exhibition opener. The performance by Cavanaugh, being groomed as a backup for Steve Grogan, overshadowed a fine outing by the Rams' Vince Ferragamo, who threw four scoring passes in the second half of a game that had 56 points crammed into the final two quarters. 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