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Pirates Rack Cubs, Capture 50th Win PAT KELLY SNEERS at second base umpire terry Cooney, who is In the process of calling Mm out. Kelly of the White, Sox attempted to steal the bag In the first Inning of Monday night's game with the Tigers at Detroit. The Tigers edged the Pale Hose 2-1.- UPI Photo. By United Press International The Chicago Cubs were virtually knocked out of the pennant race Monday as the Pittsburgh Pirates racked up their 50th win of the year, 5-0. The Detroit Tigers Monday night edged the Chicago White Sox 2-1. Pittsburgh beat the Cubs behind the combined pitching of Ken Brett, Ramon Hernandez and Dave Gusti. It was their 50th win of the year against 31 losses. . ,. It gave Pittsburgh three' sjtraight wins over the Cubs after 1 Chicago opened the weekend series with a doubleheader sweep. Pittsburgh now has won 32 of its last 45 contents, a .711 winning percentage. "We didn't change a thing this year, and if somebody could tell me why we had such a terrible slump last year," Pittsburgh Manager Danny Murtaugh said, "I'd put him on my staff." Murtaugh is still playing it close to the belt this time around and'he pulled starter Ken Brett after seyen innings Monday although the southpaw was working on a four-hit shutout. Brett just came off-the disabled list June 26 and Murtaugh said he doesn't want him to "go longer than six or seven innings," ,. This was all news to Brett, who said, "I wish he.would have told me that before the game.'?. "But in all seriousness," .he said, "I'm going to try not to set a record this year of going on the disabled list Al Hrabosky Picks Up 14th Save But Alston Fails To Pick Him By United Press International His statistics speak out, but the name Al Hrabosky remains virtually anonymous. ' With a' name like Hrabosky and the .best relief pitching credentials in the r National League, it would appear there would be no difficulty in becoming recognized. - But, the 26-year-old lefthander of the St. Louis Cardinals has been oyeiv .looked, or unappreciated, in the selection for next Tuesday's All-Star game at Milwaukee. Hrabosky, the-No. 1 relief pitcher in the NL so far this season, picked up his '14th save, tops in the league, Monday night when the Cardinals defeated the San Francisco Giants 8-6, but lie was saddened to learn that he had not been, selected by Los Angfeles manager Walter Alston of the Los Angeles Dodgers to represent the NL in the annual mid- season classic. Instead of selecting Hrabosky as one of his two relief pitchers, Alston went for his own Mike Marshall, who missed a total of six weeks earlier this season with an injury, and Philadelphia's Tug McGraw, who also was disabled for a time. • Ted Simmons, who catches Hrabosky regularly, thinks Alston made a mistake. * ******&^^ Sportscope By DAN McGKATH :'-.... Journal-Standard Sports Editor .Wttra-WSWrWrtt;::^ ,dan McGrath is on vacation.He will return next week. Brewers Keep Pace: The Secret Is Youth "If I had to pick a pitcher from Marshall, -McGraw and Hrabosky," said Simmons, "I'd take Al." Simmons, of course,, is prejudiced, but there is no doubt Hrabosky had kept the Cardinals in the race thus far. He relieved a battered Ron Reed in the seventh inning Monday night arid protected an 8-5 lead until the ninth when the Giants touched him for a harmless run. It was only the second run Hrabosky has allowed in his last 14 appearances. In that span, he has pitched 15 2-3 in-, hings, struck out 16, won two games and saved eight. • Reed benefitted from Hrabosky's relief work to win/his ninth game against , eight losses, but his fifth in eight.deci-i sions since coming to the.Cardinals from the Atlanta Braves on May 28. The Cardinals scored four times in the first inning, with Luis Melendez' triple''and Ken Reitz' double the big hits, and Simmons added a two-run homer in the fifth. Reds 7, Phillies 3 Tony Perez and George Foster hit two-run homers to power the Reds to' victory over the Phillies. The victory boosted the Reds' lead to 8% games over Los Angeles in the NL West. Pat Darcy went eight innings to gain his fourth win in nine decisipn.s while Steve Carlton suffered his seventh loss in 14 decisions. Mets 3, Braves 1 Rusty Staub and Dave Kingman hit homers in support of Hank Webb's six- hit pitching as the Mets defeated the Braves. Staub's homer was a solo shot in the fourth while Kingman, who struck out his four other times at bat, hit a two-run homer in the seventh. Astros 5, Expos 1 , ' : Wilbur Howard's two-run single capped, a .five-run fourth-inning'which enabled the A'stros to defeat the Expos. Larry Dierker went the distance for Houston, allowing only eight hits, to gain .his eighth victory ,.••:,' i Buc's^ Oliver Honored SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) - Outfielder Al Oliver of the Pittsburgh Pirates was named National League Player of the Week, league President Charles S. Feeney announced Monday. Oliver hit a booming .500 for the week, with nine runs scored and eight runs batted in. His 16 hits included three doubles,, a triple and one homer. His season's batting average stands at .294. 'i By United Press International Nobody can understand how the Milwaukee Brewers keep hanging in the American League East pennant chase. - -The secret is youth. . .First there's 19-year-old Robin Yount, youngest player in the A.L., 'who's still among the top hitting shortstops in the league at .284. And, of course, there's been the two outfielders with the funny names, Sixto Le'zcano (21) and Gorman Thomas (24) ' -both of whom have contributed consistently of late in the home run and RBI department. •r .;; And Monday night, it w^as a 24-year ' . ' - - • ' i Squires Return Jo Richmond ':' NORFOLK, Va. (UPI) - A spokes? man for the Virginia Squires says the team will return to Richmond after a lime year absence for six games next season. Jack Ankerson, the team's general .manager, said Monday the Squires will .also play, 12 games in Hampton and the remaining 24 games in Norfolk. ; Ankerson said the return of the '.Squires, who finished last season with the worst record in the history of pro 'basketball, is part of the team's regional concept. ,"„ "The return to Richmond does not indicate we have finalized any arrangements with any investors in that city at this point, although we are continuing to pursue that goal," Ankerson said. ¥ ~ f< However, Richmond always, has 'been a part of this club's regional concept and we have seen enough interest in Richmond on the part of the Chamber of Commerce, the business community and several individuals to warrant placing six games in the state's capital city," he said. ., Last season the Squires won only three out of 23 games in Norfolk, and averaged 5,353 fans per game! The average attendance in Hampton was 3,780, where the Squires were 811. "We were disappointed in last season's attendance on the Peninsula, but at the same time I understand the fans there were equally disappointed in our team," Ankerson said. "For a successful relationship we both have to improve. We are making every effort to Improve our product.", •"* ' " ; " "" •- • old second baseman named Bobby Sheldon, playing in only., his second game this year, that kept the surprising Brewers a game behind the Boston Red Sox in the A.L. East. Before a National TV audience, Sheldon, playing only becuase of a back injury to regular Brewer second, baseman Pedro Garcia, drove in three runs -including the game-winner -in a 3-for-4 night at the plate during a 4-3 Milwaukee victory over the Kansas City Royals. "This was just great for me," Sheldon said after slappjng a bases-loaded two-out single in the sixth inning that! gave the Brewers and winner Jim Slaton (7-8) tl\eir final run. "Three hits and three RBIs on national TV has got to be as great a thrill as you can have." " Sheldon, recalled from Sacramento earlier in the week, also singled home a run in the fifth after a double by catcher Charlie Moore. Elsewhere in the American League Monday, Boston put away Minnesota 63, Detroit shaded Chicago 2-1, New York downed Texas 5-2, and Oakland cruised past Cleveland 7-3. Red Sox 6, Twins) , Rookie Jim Rice belted a three-run first-inning homer and comebacker Rick Wise lasted six innings to gain his 10th triumph of the season as the RecJ Sox maintained their one-game lead • over the Brewers and Yankees in the AL East. Doug Griffin and Rick Miller also drove in runs for the Red Sox, who played without the services of Fred Lynn (still injured) and Carl Yastr- zemskj (sick,). Yankees 5, Rangers 2 Roy .White, Graig Nettles and Jim Mason all belted homers and Doc Medich (7-10) scattered nine hits over the distance to give the Yankees their sec- Xond straight after seven straight , losses. All three,Yankee homers were solo shots, but Nettles also singled home a run during a two-run Yankee fourth. Athletics 7, Indians 3 - Joe Rudi hit a pair of solo homers and Billy Williams added a two-run blast, to push the three-time defending, world champion A's six games ahead of Kansas City in the AL West. Veteran Jim Perry went 61-3 innings to gain bis third win in 10 decisions. Rudi had been hitless in his previous 12 at-bats before breaking loose for his two homers. .. , UMPIRE AKT FRANTie likes to get involved In his work. In this play, Lenny. Handle (7) of the Rangers tries to advance to second base on a flyball to center (ield. It was not a wise move because Randall Is tagged out (middle photoy.by the Yankees' shortstop Jim Mason. Frantz untangles himself in the bottom panel as Mason readies to put the ball la play again. The action occurred in the twinning of a game at Shea stadium Monday night which the Yanks won 54.-UPI Pho'to. ., too many times. "I've had to make up my mind now that I will have to live the rest of my life with an arthritic pitching shoulder and no matter what 1 do, it hurts every time I thrtw the ball." Brett's teammates, including Al Oliver, gave Pittsburgh eight wins in 11 games with the Cubs in an 11-day span beginning June /28. Oliver, who. hit a three-run home'run to cap a four-run ninth inning Monday, has raised his batting average 26 points to .297 in the last eight games. Cubs Manager Jim Marshall, lamented the fact that his starter, Rick Reuschel, "was the victim of another poor day by our offense." Reuschel, who lost to the Pirates 1-0 the last time out, trailed 1-0 going into the ninth before a blister developed on his pitching hand. He yielded another run and reliever Ken Frailing then gave up the three-run home run to Oliver. Reuschel suffered his 10th loss against five wins, while Brett raised his record to 5-2. x Tom Walker's'eight hitter plus a key triple by Leon Roberts gave the Tigers the 2-1 win over the Sox and All-Star left-hander Jim Kaat. The victory pushed the Tigers winning streak to six games. The right-hander made two starts in a row against Baltimore prior to raising his record to 3-6 against Chicago with his first complete game of the season. The first time Walker gave up jijst one hit before leaving the game after six innings because his arm stiffened up. The next time he barely was around long enough to have a reason to take a shower, lasting just 1 1-3 innings. » "Usually my wife (Carolyn) doesn't say anything to me about a game but. this lime when I got home she asked me what happened," Walker-said. "She told me it looked like I didn't have any confidence at all. Like I knew I was going to get beat. "I thought about it for a while and she was completely right," he said. "So I made up my mind I was going to be confident but not cocky the next time I pitched. "I was ready to pitch. I was ready to face Jim Kaat. After losing so many games in a row, I was ready to win a game," Walker said. And he did, despite serving up Ken Henderson's fourth home run of the season, a bullet into the upper deck in right center leading off the second Inning. "This was a carbon copy of a ganje I had here five weeks ago," the left- handed Kaat said after seeing his record drop to 13-5, two of those defeats administered in Tiger Stadium. His lifetime record against the Tigews is a mediocre 14-23. "I made one bad pitch (May 31) and got beat 2-0," Kaat said of his earlier defeat. "I hung a slow curve to Willie Horton and this time I gave a bad slider to Roberts. € "I knew as soon as I let it go I was underneath it," he said. The White Sox play at Detroit again tonight and will send Wilbur Wood (612) against Joe Coleman (4-12). The Cubs hosted San Diego today, and planned to send Steve Stone (6-3) against Randy Jones (11-5). FREEPORT JOURNAL-STANDARD SPORTS Freeport (III.) Journal-Standard, Tuesday, July 8, 1975 Page 9 Football Coaches Take Case To White House WASHINGTON' (UPI) i,n coaches lobbying for changes in proposed federal guidelines banning sex discrimination in college sports managed to get their case to the highest level -the White House. But they received no promises. Three of their best were asked to the White House Monday for a meeting with President Ford, a star on University of Michigan teams 40 years ago. Attending the afternoon session with the President were Bo Schembechler of Michigan, Darrell Royal of Texas and Barry Switzer of Oklahoma. They said Ford listened politely for 1% hours, but made no promises. The coaches are protesting Health, Education and Welfare Department guidelines that go into effect July 21 with Ford's approval -on grounds they would harm big-time college sports, especially football. Switzer said "in no way do we op-, pose" the ban.oh discrimination, but he , said the guidelines are "ambiguous." "We need a clarification on whether equal opportunity means equal funding," he said. HEW officials contend the rules have been misinterpreted and refer to equal opportunity and not equal spending. Switzer said colleges and universities could not afford to spend as much ton women as men if it means cutting down the amount spent on the one money-making college sport, male football. Rep. James O'Hara, D-Mich., proposed Monday revenue-producing college sports be exempted from the regulations. O'Hara, whose subcommittee takes up the issue in a bill-writing session today, also would provide that all physical education classes be separated by sex as long as equal facilities and opportunities are available to students, of each sex. Mayberry Is Named Player Of The Week NEW YORK (UPI) - Kansas City's John Mayberry, who slammed three homers in one game off Ferguson Jenkins for a total of seven home runs In only six games last week, was named the American League's Player of the Week. Mayberry, 25, set a Royals' record by hitting homers in four consecutive games and topped off the week by hitting his 16th homer Sunday against Chicago. For the week, Mayberry hit .375, scored eight runs and had 10 RBI'. Baseball Standings Bv UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL National league East • w. Pittsburgh Philadelphia New York St. Louis Chicago Montreal 50 47 41 39 39 34 I. 31 37 38 42 45 43 pet. .617 .560 .519 .481 West w. 55 47 39 38 36 30 irpct. 29 .655 38 .553 .470 .458 .439 .345 g-bi 11 12% 14 g.b. 44 45 46 57 8% 15% 26% Cincinnati Los Angeles San Francisco San Diego Atlanta Houston Monday's Results Pittsburgh 5 Chicago 0 New York 3 Atlanta 1 Houston 5 Montreal 1 St. Louis 8 San Francisco 6 Cincinnati 7 Philadelphia 3 (Only games scheduled) Today's Probable Pitchers San Diego (Jones 11-5) at Chicago (Stone 6-3) New York (Koosman 7-6) at Atlanta (Morton 9-8) N Los Angeles (Messersmith .12-5) at Pittsburgh (Ellis 6-4) N ' Philadelphia (Underwood 9-5) at Cincinnati (Nolan 7-5) N San Francisco (Falcone 6-6) at St. Louis ((Gibson 2-7) N , . • Montreal (Renko 4-5) at Houston (Roberts 4-10) N Wednesday's Games San Diego at Chicago New York at Atlanta, night Montreal at Houston, night Los Angeles at Pittsburgh, night San Francisco at St. Louis, night Philadelphia at Cincinnati, night American League East w. I. pet. g.b. Boston- 44 37 .543 — New York 43 38 .531 1 Milwaukee 44 39 .530 1 Baltimore 38 41 .481 5 Cleveland 37 44 ;457 7 Detroit 34 46 .425 9% West w. I. pet. g.b. Oakland 51 31 .622 — Kansas City 45 37 .549 6 Texas 40 44 .476 12 Chicago 38 42 .475 12 California 39 46 .459 Minnesota 37 45 .451 14 Monday's hesults New York 5 Texas 2 • Detroit 2 Chicago 1 Boston 6 Minnesota 3 Milwaukee 4 Kansas City 3 Oakland 7 Cleveland 3 (Only games scheduled) Today's Probable Pitchers Minnesota (Campbell 2-4) at Bostoi (Tiant 11-8) N Texas' (Bacslk 1-2) at New Yort (Hunter 11-8) N Chicago (Wood 6-12) at Detroit (Cole man 4-12) N Milwaukee (Travers 4-1) at Kansa; City (Leonard 4-4) N Baltimore (Palmer 13-5) at California (Ryan 10-7) N Cleveland (Hood 2-4) at Oaklam (Holtzman 9-7) N Wednesday's Games Minnesota at Boston Cleveland at Oakland Texas at New York, night Chicago at Detroit, night Baltimore at California, night Milwaukee at Kansas City, night i

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