Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 7, 1975 · Page 9
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Freeport, Illinois
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Monday, July 7, 1975
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By United Press International Greg Luzinski is making the All-Star voters look mighty silly. t The husky outfielder of the Philadelphia Phillies is currently the brightest star in the National League but is onlya burning ember in the eyes of the fans. In the latest balloting for the NL Ail-Star squad, Luzinski didn't even rank among the top 12 among the outfielders, even though he is currently the major league leader in home runs and runs batted in. Luzinski, who hit his 22nd homer of the year on Saturday, increased his runs batted in total to 72 Sunday when he drove in four to lead the Phizes to an 8-6 triumph over the New York Mets. The fact that his deeds have not been recognized by the general public may disturb Luzinski somewhat, but he tries not to show it. "I'm glad the All-Star voting is over," said Luzinski Sunday after singling home two runs in the third and doubling home two more in the fifth. I Hot, But No All-Star "Now people will stop asking me about Surrounded by stars like Dick Allen, Larry Bowa, Dave Cash and Mike Schmidt, Luzinski has perhaps not gotten as much publicity as he deserves But his performance at the bat has been extraordinary thus far, especially for a man who missed most of last season with a knee injury. His ability to hit in the clutch has been especially outstanding. Sunday, for example, Allen homered in the second inning and when the Phillies put runners on second and third in the third inning, the Mets elected to pitch to Luzinski instead of Allen. Luzinski responded with a two-run single to boost the Phillies lead to 3-0. In the fifth, after the Mets had tied the score on a three-run homer by Rusty Staub, Luzirtski came through with a double to score two more runs, "With the three guys in front of me getting on base all the time, there's no place to put me," Luzinski said modestly. "And the way Dick's been swing- cim m nm ,.„ — . ^.™^??°™^;™' !mmm ^ K ^ v^™^™**™*^^ ST. LOUIS CARDINALS^ Lou Brock steals second base In the seventh inning of game Sunday. Montreal Expos' Tim Foil caught the high throw from the catcher, but not in time to tag Brock out. - UPI Photo. SPOR TS Freeport (III.) Journal-Standard, Monday, July 7, 1975 Page 9 nks Rap O's; Then Rain By United Press International One of the favorite stories'told about former New York Yankee pitching great Lefty Gomez concerns the time when he was managing Binghamton in the Eastern League. It seems that the team was going so bad that one night Lefty tossed a vic- tbry party when a game was rained OUt. •. ••'..-;,.- ••_,'.• ' ' ' •• Manager Billjivirdon was pretty much in the same position Sunday when ,:the Yankees defeated the Baltimore^ Orioles 6-1 in the .first game of a scheduled doubleheader and then had the second game rained out. At least, Virdon and the Yankees had that first- game .victpry. $npugh is enough 1 ,^Jhe way the Yankees have been goingln recent weeks. 1 ' jj'» „ ."^ Actually, a party^was somewhat In order, inasmuch as'the Yankees survived the weekend only one game behind the Boston Red Sox in the American League's Eastern Division race and stiimtf)-2 .game^fcead; jpf , the fourth-place Orioles;. Not top bad for a team which had lost seven straight games just when it appeared ready to make its long-awaited move for a division title. ' .->:;.-•.• -v, Pat Dobson pitched a, sevenThitter for his ninth victory arid Roy, .White's two-run double sparked a four-run third inning outburst which carried the Yankees to their victory; Mike Cuellar, wild all over the plate, suffered his sixth setback against l six victories. for the Orioles. /;,- -^ ;; : "' - : \ "•••n',;.V The Cleveland Indians defeated the Red Sox 11-10 after a 5 : 3 loss; the Detroit Tigers scored 7 : 51 and U-2 victories over the Milwaukee Brewers, the California Angels topped the Oakland A's 2-0, the Chicago White Sox Piniella Activated NEW YORK (UPI) - The New York Yankees Sunday activated outfielder Lou Piniella who had been on the injured list since June 17 with an inner ear infection. Piniella hit .305 in 140 games last season with the Yankees but was only batting .215 in 24 games this year. To make room for him, the club placed reserve first baseman Bob Oliver on the inactive list and will decide his fate within the next 10 days. downed the Kansas City Royals 9-3, and the Texas Rangers swept the Minnesota Twins 4-2 and 7-0, in other American League games. Red Sox 5-10 Indians 3-11 Bob Heise, who started the game with a .175 average and only six. RBI's, drove in three runs to lead the Red Sox to their victory. Bill Lee, aided b£ Dick Drago's 1 2-3 innings of shutout relief, raised his record to 10-6. Rico Carty homered for the Indians. Homers by ''Oscar Gamble, George Hendrick and Boog Powell led the Indians in the nightcap. The crowd of 58,781 in Cleveland , was the largest of the major league season. Tigers 7-11 Brewers 5-2 Mickey Lolich went 8 1-3 innings to raise his record to 10-5 as the Tigers took their opener with the help of three hits by Willie Horton. Homers by Aurelio .Rodriguez, Ben Oglivie and Dan Meyer led a 16-hit Detroit attack which earned Lenin LaGrbw his fifth victory in the nightcap. Angels 2 A's 0 VA Dave Chalk drove in both California runs j with singles' and Dick Lange, Andy Hassler and Don Kirkwood combined in a six-hitter to give the Angels their triumph over the A's. Vida Blue pitched a five-hitter and struck out eight but suffered his sixth loss compared to 12 wins. Rangers 4-7 Twins 2-0 Clyde Wright pitched a six-hitter and Toby Harrah hit a two-run homer for the Rangers in the first game while Gaylord Berry, aided by homers by Jim Fregosi and Harrah, won his first game in a Texas uniform with a seven- hitter in the second game. To GMO Win MILWAUKEE, Wis. (UPI) - ; Art Wall, as befits a 51-year old man, sat down quite a bit during his final round of the Greater Milwaukee Open. ' On, tee after tee, he plopped ' -™ 1 But when tie was upright, with a golf club in his hands, he looked nothing like the man people had been calling a "hasbeen." Because Wall took the best that, a host of young golfers could-offer'and. beat them all off to take the $26,000 first place prize Saturday in the Greater Milwaukee Open. , "People have been saying I'm finished," Wall said after his one stroke victory over second-year pro Gary McCord. "But I'm .convinced you can play,golf at my age. This should prove something." , / Wall started the day 15 under par' and, he. finished at 271, 17 under. McCord twice closed .to within one stroke of Wall and Rod Curl, who finished third, closed to within one stroke once."'' ' , • ; : •../:' ' " '"',•• But each time Wall was ready to. come up with the kind of shot that kept him on top. Wall came to 16 and was looking at a good birdie chance by his playing partner» ( Mceor.d...So<.Wall. knocked ajchip- shot to within three feet and made his own birdie. On 17, Wall was off the green on the par three, and McCord was eight feet away. So Wall knocked another chip shot to within a foot to make par, while McCord made his birdie and closed to ' within two shots with one to go. "I didn't think I had it won until .my second shot on 18," Wall said. "I hit a three wood off the tee, and then lifted All Stajs Out Of U.S., KUALA LUMPUR (UPI) - Muhammad Ali says he will not return to the United States until after his next title defense, Oct. 1 against Joe Frazier in Manila."! just"don't want to go back^ there's too much pressure," Ali said. an easy eight iron to the green." The ball landed 10 feet slwrt and he made his par, and had the win. The crowd was immensely pleased that Wall had won his first tournament since. 1966. 'But hot as pleased'as Wall. Cheeseman Raps Cherry Valley 9-3 Cheeseman Construction Co. jumped on Cherry Valley hurler Jerry Palm for 13 hits en route to a 9-3 victory in City League softball action Thursday. Jerry Ludwig got the ,win for Cheeseman on a six-hitter. Dennis Vietmeier went 4 for 4 and' Bob DeVries was 3 for 4 for the winners, who are now 3-5 in loop play. Fast Pitch Results German Valley 6, Newell 2 State Bank 8, Orangeville 6, First National 6, Orangeville 0 First National 4, German Valley 3 Night Owls 7, German Valley 0 First National 2, Night Owls 1 Cheeseman 9 Cherry Valley 3 Ruffian Breaks Leg- Is Killed NEW YORK (UPI) - Her size,.her speed, her spirit -all the things that made Ruffian a great race horset-cort- I spired against her and claimed the life of the modern day Black Beauty early this morning. . . ,/ DR. MANUEL A. OILMAN, the examining vet of the New York Racing Assoc., ap- iUes Inflatable splint to Injured leg of filly Ruffian after she broke her leg in match ace with Foolish Pleasure Sunday. The undefeated f«iy was destroyed early today 48 * result of the injury. - UPI Photo. After shattering two sesamoid bones in her right foreleg during her $350,000 match race with Foolish Pleasure at Belmont Park Sunday, Ruffian was destroyed despite a desperation attempt by six veterinarians to save her life with surgery. A grim Dr. Alex Harthill made the sad announcement at 1:50 a.m. EDT. "She has struggled and fought so hard coming out of the anesthesia that she broke the cast," he said. "The cast has become an entangled mess, there is intensive swelling and hemorrhaging." Ruffian's owner, Stuart A. Janney, who remained .at the crowded vigil at the hospital until midnight, was informed of the development by phone and acquiesced with the doctors' opinion that further efforts to repair the damage would be futile. Immediately thereafter, Ruffian was'put away with an injection in her- neck. She thrashed about for a few moments while lying on her side, then fell back. ..'\ That was the tragic end of the 3- x year-old filly many trainers had called potentially the best thoroughbred race horse ever. Ruffian, a tall, stately, coal black filly, had a charisma about her that is' rare. This was evident by the crowd that attended her last hours at the hospital. Most of the leading trainers in New York racing stopped by to inquire about last year's 2-year-old champion filly, who had won all 10 of her previous races before meeting Foolish Pleasure, Even Leroy Jolley, who trains Foolish Pleasure, found the victory a hollow one, pacing his shed absent-mindedly after the race. Although the doctors had attempted to be optimistic about Ruffian's Chan-' ces, they had hinted she was a long shot for survival. "We've put down a lot of horses that were not really as badly injured as she," said Dr. William p. Reed immediately after what he termed a sue- cessful operation. ' But the doctors were wary, citing the fact Ruffian had rejected s cast last year when she suffered a'hairline fracture to her right hind leg. It was evident immediately after the injury, suffered after the first half mile of her scheduled mile and, a quarter race against Foolish Pleasure, that Ruffian would never race again. But doctors were hopeful of saving the valuable daughter of Reviewer-Shenanigans for breeding purposes. Ruffian was racing a half-length ahead of Foolish Pleasure at a blistering pace when the fatal accident inexplicably occurred. Her right foreleg suddenly gave way and she collided violently with Foolish Pleasure, which probably saved her and jockey Jacinto Vasquez from taking a tumble. As the crowd of 50,764, after a loud groan, watched in stunned silence, Ruffian's trainer Frank Whiteley Jr. raced across the infield to his pulled-up filly at the same time Foolish Pleasure completed his rout. Braulio Baeza, who was aboard Foolish' Pleasure, said Ruffian appeared to be running without trouble,, just before the tragic step. "I could hear it crack," Baeza said. Ruffian was removed from the track in an inflatable cast and taken to her barn, where her leg was bathed in ice and the cast was replaced by another as Mrs. Janney looked on .through tear- filled eyes. Despite the walkover circumstances, Foolish Pleasure covered the distance in the remarkably fast time of 2:02 45. With Ruffian the 2-5 favorite, John L, Greer's Kentucky Derby winner paid |3.80 after collecting the $225,000 winner's purse. That boosted his career earnings to more than $970,000. Ruffian was not entitled to the $125,000 second place share since she had not finished, but the New York Racing Association made the award anyway. But it was poor compensation. She was worth more. ing the bat, I guess they don't want to test him." "They can't walk guys in this lineup to get to somebody else," Phils' catcher Bob Boone added. "I enjoy watching them squirm." In other National League contests, Los Angeles beat San Francisco 5-1, Cincinnati crushed San Diego 13-2, Houston defeated Atlanta 6-2, Montreal edged St. Louis 4-3 and Pittsburgh bombarded Chicago 18-12 in the first game of a doubleheader. The second game was rained out. _ Dodgers 5, Giants 1 Doug Rau pitched no-hit ball for seven-innings, then settled for a three- hitter in hurling the Dodgers to victory over the Giants. Chris Speier spoiled Rau's no-hit bid with a single to lead off the eighth inning and two hits and a sacrifice fly by Bobby Murcer in the ninth ruined his shutout attempt. Steve Yeager drove in three runs for Los Angeles with a pair of singles and Bill Buckner had a home run. Reds 13, Padres 2 Pete Rose, Ken Griffey and Joe Morgan scored nine runs and collected eight hits between them to spark the Reds to victory over the Padres. Rose and Morgan led the 16-hit attack with three hits apiece as Cincinnati posted its 34th triumph in its last 43 games. Astros 6, Braves 2 Pitcher J.R. Richard allowed only four hits in 6% innings and drove in a pair of runs with his first homer of the season and a single to lead the Astros over the Braves. Greg Gross and Enos Cabell also drove in two runs each for Houston. Expos 4, Cardinals 3 Mike Jorgensen's two-run homer and a run-scoring single by Pete Mackanin in the eighth inning enabled the Expos to defeat the Cardinals. Jorgensen's homer tied the score in the eighth and Mackanin delivered his game-winning hit after singles by Barry Foote and Gary Carter. White Sox Rip KC; Cubs Lose Slugfest By United Press International Sunday was a sluggers' holiday. The Chicago Cubs came out on the short end of a 30-run slugfest with the visiting Pittsburg Pirates, "losing 18-12. But the.traveling Chicago White Sox ended a four-game Kansas City winning streak by downing the Royals 9-3. The Pirates' two left-handed powerhouses, Al Oliver and Willie Stargell, collected four hits each as Pittsburgh tromped the Cubs in the first game of a scheduled doubleheader. Rain forced postponement of the second contest. Oliver has now hit in seven straight games for 16 hits in 32 trips to the plate and a .500 average; Pittsburgh scored in the first eight innings while running up its biggest offensive show of the year. Stargell collected his 360th career homer while •Dave Parker hit his 15th of the year and teammate Bob Robertson and Rennie Stennett hit for the circuit. The Sox' Claude Osteen, 4-6, was backed by a 17-hit attack and three double plays en route to a six-hit vic- tory over Kansas City and his third complete game 6f the season. Pat Kelly, Bucky Dent and Carlos May all drove in two runs each as the White Sox pelted four Kansas City pitchers. John Mayberry tagged a two-run homer for Kansas City, his 16th of the season. The homer was Mayberry's sixth in the last seven games and his eighth in the last eight games. The Sox were at Detroit tonight, sending Jim Kaat, (13-4), against the Tigers Tom Walker, (2-6). The Cubs hosted the Pirates again today and scheduled Rick Reuschel, (5-9), against Pittsburgh's Ken Brett, (4-2). Youth Baseball Little League Newell 13, Knobel & Son 3 Kelly-Springfield 7, Bordner Manufacturing 4 First National Bank 7, Doug's Hair-' styling 3 First National Bank 5, Kentucky Fried Chicken 1 RAIN FORCED the ump to call a halt In the action between the Yankees and Orioles Sunday at Shea Stadium, he was concerned only with baseball players This fan, who decided to take an Impromptu swim In the Infield, had his action stopped by one of New York's finest. - UPI Photo. Baseball Standings By UNITED PRE.SS INTERNATIONAL National League • East Pittsburgh Philadelphia New York St. Louis Chicago Montreal West w. 49 47 40 38 39 34 w. Cincinnati Los Angeles San Francisco San Diego Atlanta Houston / 54 47 39 38 36 29 1. 31 36 38 42. 44 42 1. 29 38 43 45 45 57 pet. .W3 .566 .513 .475 .470 .447 pet. .651 .553 .476 .458 .444 .337 g.b. 3% 8 11 11% 13 g.b. 8 \ 16 17 26% American League Boston New York Milwaukee Baltimore Cleveland Detroit Oakland Kansas City Texas Chicago California Minnesota East w. 43 42 43 38 37 33 West w. 50 45 40 38 39 37 1. 37 38 39 41 43 46 1. 31 36 43 41 46 44 pet. .538 .525 .524 .481 .463 .418 pet. .617 .556 .482 .481 .459 .457 g.b. 1 1 4% 6 »fc g.b. 5 11 11 13 13 Sunday's Results Houston 6 Atlanta 2 Montreal 4 St. Louis 3 Cincinnati 13 San Diego 2 Philadelphia 8 New York 6 Los Angeles 5 San Francisco 1 Pittsburgh 18 Chicago 12,1st Pittsburgh at Chicago, 2nd, ppd., rain Today's Probable Pitchers (All Times EOT) Pittsburgh (Candelaria 3-1) at Chicago (Reuschel 5-9) New York (Webb 1-3) at Atlanta (Easterly 1-2) Montreal (Rogers 5-6) at Houston (Dierker 7-9) San Francisco (Caldwell 5-7) at St. Louis (Reed 8-8) Philadelphia (Carleton 7-6) at Cincinnati (Darcy 3-5) (Only games scheduled) 's Results California 1 Oakland 0 Chicago 9 Kansas City 3 Texas 4 Minnesota 2,1st Texas 7 Minnesota 0, 2nd Boston 5 Cleveland 3,1st Cleveland 11 Boston 10, 2nd Detroit 7 Milwaukee 5,1st Detroit 11 Milwaukee 2, 2nd New York 6 Baltimore 1,1st Baltimore at NY, 2nd, ppd., rain Today's Probable Pitchers (All Times EDT) Minnesota (Hughes 7-6) at Boston (Wise 9-6) Texas (Hands 5-4) at New York (Medich 6-10) Chicago (Kaat 13-4) at Detroit (Walker 2-6) Milwaukee (Slaton 6-8) at Kansas City Fitzmorris 9-4) Cleveland (Eckersley 5-1) at Oakland (Perry 2-7)

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