York Daily Record from York, Pennsylvania on March 2, 1973 · Page 52
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Friday, March 2, 1973
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rffffispri'----; -i-eVi;-''" .i?.swf--!si-jw" ,'---:Mpt.-.ttvij 52 Daily Record, Friday, March 2, 1973 Numbers Game Abandoned By Mauch In Preparing Expos For Campaign DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Manager Gene Mauch has made a regular ritual of spicing past Montreal training camps by coining number slogans as victory targets for his Expos. It won't happen this year. "Forget the numbers this time," said Mauch as he assembled his ball club. "I know where our biggest weaknesses were and I'm going to fix them." What troubled Mauch most was the Expos' defense or rather the lack of it last year. And Montreal moved to eliminate at least part of that problem with the winter acquisition of Jorge Roque, who figures to inherit the center field post because of his glove. Roque can run and he'll have to Mike Ditka Will Retire DALLAS (AP) Four-time All Pro tight end Mike Ditka announced his retirement as a player Thursday and will become a receiver coach for the Dallas Cowboys, the team he has played with the past four seasons. Ditka, 33, a 12-year National Football League veteran, said of his new coaching career, "It's something I always wanted to do. You've got to work hard and I think I can do that." Ditka's retirement as a player left the Cowboys with three tight ends, the number they carried last season. Their first round college draft pick was tight end Billy Joe Dupree of Michigan State. He now joins Billy Truax and Gene Fugett. Ditka was All-Pro four times in his first six years in the NFL with the Chicago Bears. He spent the 1967 and 19G8 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles before coming to the Cowboys. His 427 pass receptions are more than any other tight end in NFL history. Despite being plagued by injuries the last two years, he shared the regular tight end spot with Truax and Fugett in Landry's play shuttling system. Karen Magnus sen New Skating Queen BRATISLAVA, Czechoslovakia (AP) Canada's blonde Karen Magnussen whirled through an imaginative free skating routine Thursday night and beat out America's Kanet Lynn for the ladies' World Figure Skating Championship. The 20-year-old Cunadian girl, from Vancouver, B. C, won the first place votes of all nine judges for her overall performance to score nine ordinals and 356.39 points. A dazzling free skating exhibition by the 19-year-old Miss Lynn of Rockford, 111., gave her the silver medal with 18 ordinals and 347.85 points. The pretty, blonde-haired American girl thus wiped out some of the disappointment of having suffered two spills in her short progcam Wednesday. She out-scored miss magnussen in free skating, getting two perfect "6" marks from the judges. Earlier Ondrej Nepela, a hometown hero, took a strong lead toward his third world men's crown by tracing three school figures almost flawlessly to win the compulsory phase of the competition. He must skute a short program Friday and will climax his bid in the free skating Saturday. He is the overwhelming favorite. because he'll probably be flanked by Ken Singleton in left field and Ron Fairly in right. Neither is exactly a speedster but both can swing the bat. J Roque came to the Expos from St. Louis in exchange for veteran catcher Tim McCarver. The departure of McCarver means Barry Foote, the club's No. 1 rookie prospect, has an excellent chance of making the club. Foote, only 21, was the Eastern League's All-Star catcher last summer and could win a job in camp. Going in, the catching spot belongs to Terry Humphrey and John Boccabella and neither has the kind of lively bat Foote reportedly owns. The infield has veteran slugger Bob Bailey, hoping to bounce back from a bad 1972, at third base, Tim Foli at short, Ron Hunt at second and Mike Jorgensen at first. Jor-gensen should be helped by the end of his military commitment, which has repeatedly interrupted his past progress. Mauch still expects big things from Foli, Singleton and Jorgensen, all acquired in the 1972 trade with the Mets for Rusty Staub. The pitching staff has three solid starters in Balor Moore, 9-9, Mike Torrez, 16-12, and Bill Stoneman, 12-14 including his second career no-hitter. And the Expos own one of baseball's best relievers in Mike Marshall, who won 14 games and saved 18 others last season. Mauch is high on his staff, especially Moore, the young lefty who had 161 strikeouts in 148 innings pitched last season. "There are no limitations with that arm," said Mauch. Ernie' McAnally, 6-15, owns the No. 4 starting job with Steve Renko, a disappointing 1-10 last year, and Pat Jarvis, obtained from Atlanta for Carl Morton earlier this week, sharing the fifth slot. The bullpen behind Marshall seems a bit thin with Tom Walker and John Strohmayer back from last year. Dale Murray, up from the Eastern League, could have a shot. Mel Didier, director of player The Soviet Union's defending champions in the ice dance, Ludmilla Pakhomova and Alexander Gorshkov, also scored the best marks in the compulsory dance sections and appeared ready to clinch the ice dance gold medal Friday. The U. S. men's champion, Gordon McKellen, Jr., of Lake Placid, N.Y., made his best showing in three world appearances in the school figures, ppacing fifth. Bob Bradshw of Van Nuys, Calif., was in 13th place. In the dance, the United states had two pairs in the Top Ten, with a waltz and free skating yet to be contested. Mary Karen Campbell of East Lansing, Mich., and Johnny Johns of Clasmont, Del., were in sixth place. Ann and Harvey Miller of Drexel Hills, Pa., were 10th. Miss Magnussen won two other small gold medals in capturing the compulsory section and the short program. After the announcement of her overall victory, she sniffed back the tears, embraced her mother and raced to the locker room. "Oh, isn't it just marvelous," said Miss Magnnussen's mother as she hugged her daughter at the edge of the rink. "Don't cry," she added. "All those years have finally paid off," development, calls the 22-year-old right-hander "a power type pitcher who has an excellent chance of sticking." Mauch's concern about fielding is understandable. He feels his pitching was good enough last year but that his defense was not. There were too many catchable balls dropping in for hits and that's the main reason Montreal dealt for Roque, who batted only .104 in a brief stint with St. Louis. The manager feels that Singleton (.274) Fairly (.278) and Bailey (.233) can hit the ball often enough to give the Expos a representative offense. Now he wants Roque to catch it often enough to give the club a better defense. Reliefer Lyle Seeks Increase To $80,000 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) Sparky Lyle, the Yankees' ace lefthand reliever who set an American League record for saves last season, reportedly is seeking a 100 per cent pay hike to $80,000. Lyle, who had 35 saves in 59 games, was one of seven New York Yankees officially listed as holdouts Thursday. The others are pitchers Steve Kline and Fritz Peterson, infielders Bernie Allen and Gene Michael and outfielders Bobby Murcer and Roy White. Pitcher Jim Magnuson, however, signed his 1973 contract, ending a brief holdout that officially began at midnight Wednesday. "The reason for this mass holdout," said Manager Lee MacPhail, "is a combination of the players all having agents now and the amount of time consumed getting rid of the other thing." The other thing, of course, was the contract dispute finally settled last Sunday. "Lyle looks like the most serious," MacPhail said although he decpined to confirm reports that Lyle was seeking to double his 1972 salary. Among those signed but missing from the first official workout were outfielder Matty Alou and second baseman Horace Clarke, catcher Thurman Munson and pitcher Jerry Pirtle, who arrived just as the workout ended. All were expected in camp Friday. EXHIBITION MATCH Yankee Gray upended Prince Blue, 334-309, in an exhibition pocket billiard match last night at the Prince club. YANKEE GK AY PHIM'E BLUE Mummert 100 Bupp 52 Harmon 100 Regal 57. Stwlino 84 Slim- 100 Keller 50 Gladfetter 100 334 309 II m rrreWIWMVl 1 am Sports Menu BASKETBALL PI AA PLAYOFFS llcrshey Arrna Lancaster Catholic vs Muhlenberg. 7 p.m. York Suburban vs. Lancaster. 8:15 p.m. York lliuh Cocalio vs Red Land. 7 p.m. Camp Hill vs. Dover. 8:15 p.m. Cumberland Valley Garden Spot vs. Hanover. 7 p.m. Exeter vs. James Buchanan. 8:15 p.m. Carlisle Ml. Penn vs Greenwood. 7 p.m. New Oxford vs. Millersburg. 8:15 p.m. Milton llersliey Lilllcslown vs Upper Dauphin. 7 p.m. Tri-Valley vs Fairlicld. 8:30 p.m. Mid-Atlantic Playoffs Delaware Lafayette vs Temple. 7:15 p.m. Gettysburg vs St. Joseph's. 9 p.m. YMC'A Sunday School Iiitrt'inrriiatrs Union Lutliran vs Mt. Calvary Baptist. 7 p hi. Juniors Grace L'CC vs Jewish Community Center. 6 p in. CENTItAI. AREA 111 IU II LEAGUE Mt Zion UCC vs Messiah A. 7 p.m. Haysliire UCC vs St. Peters Lutheran. 8 pin. SWIMMING PIAA'STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS. State College. 3 p.m. WKKSTI.ING PIAA District 3 championship, Harrishurg Farm Show Arena. 5 p.m. PCI AA State Championship, Allentown. Willie Mays Reports As Oldest NL Player ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Willie Mays showed up at the New York Mets' spring training camp to test his knees Thursday and Rusty Staub called from Houston to say he'd be in Friday. General Manager Bob Scheffing said Staub indicated he had decided not to press for a minor provision he had sought in his contract that was holding up the signing. Mays, who at 42 is the oldest player in the National League, went through his first day of training in Florida since 1951 when he was with the Minneapolis club of the American Association. He weighed in at 189 pounds, about four pounds overweight, and was wearing elastic and metal braces on both knees. "I'll sweat off the four pounds here, but it's awfulpy hard to work up a sweat in Arizona," said Mays who had trained in the Southwest for 21 years with the New York and San Francisco Giants. Mays says his knees were weakened by a long stint just before the All-Star game last year when he was pressed into daipy service because of Mets' injuries. "I can only play about two games then I have to sit out a couple of days to rest," Muys admitted. The famous outfielder indicated that if his knees held up in spring training he'd start the season but if they gave him too much trouble, he'd consider an inside job. Mays, who makes $165,000 a year with the Mets has a long-term contract that would give him a non-playing and lower paying job whenever he wants. Infielder Ted Martinez was expected in camp Friday from the Dominican Republic; pitcher Buzz nam IPC 1 M IX W:ti:i:WW; 111 1 JSSE. ' World Cup Event Slated For Spain NEW YORK (AP) The 21st World Cup golf competition will be held Nov. 22-25 at the Nueva An-dalucia in LaBella, on the southern coast of Spain. The International Golf Association, making the announcement Thursday, said 46 countries would be represented in the four-day, 72-hole event involving two-man teams. The tournament last year was played in Melbourne, Australia, and won by the Nationalist Chinese team of Lu Lianghuan and Hsieh Min-nam. Minam won the individual corown. The IGA said the Chinese players had commilted themselves to defense of their titles. The United States will be represented by the winners of the U. S. and PGA titles, if taken by an American. Otherwise, the U. S. representatives will be chosen by the host country. Capra was to report as soon as he finishes a military commitment with the National Guurd in Chicago. The only other player not in camp is outfielder Greg Harts, a rookie who has signed his contract. A scout has been sent to Atlanta, where he lives, in an effort to find him. Ministry Beckons To Padres Players SAN DIEGO (AP) The Sun Diego Padres don't supply many players to the All-Star Game, but they lead the major leagues in supppying them to the Jehovah's Witnesses church. The Padres said Thursday pitcher Wilpie Boynton has quit baseball to become a minister in the church. He had been pcomoted to the major league roster this year after spending last season at Alexandria, La. in the Texas League. " Lust year catcher Ron Slocum left the Padres' Haw aii farm team to become a Jehovah's Witnesses minister. Two seasons ago pitcher Eli Borunda left baseball for the same reason. LLZINSKI CLEARWATER. Fla. (AP) Philadelphia Phillies' outfielder Greg Luzinski suffered what was believed to be a slight sprain of his left ankle Thursday when he stepped in a hole near a drinking fountain during spring practice here. A Phillies' spokesman said the injury "did not appear to be serious." 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