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Freeport, Illinois
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Wednesday, July 9, 1975
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Joe By United Press International , Likg a comedian who had, forgotten how to make people laugh, all Joe 'Coleman, needed to become a winning pitcher again was a change in his de•livery. < ^ The 28-year-old right-hander of r the Detroit Tigers) struggling through the worst'half-year of his major league career, switched from his old-deliberate style Of pitching to a speeded-up modern version, similar to ,that used by Chicago's'Jim Kaat, Tuesday night and the results were quite pleasing. Coleman, who had won only four of 16 decisions and carried an earned run average of 6.37, pitched shutout ball for eight innings before giving way to John Hiller as the Tigers defeated the White Sox 3-0 to nin their, winning streak to seven games. •/ N With his new delivery COleman gets the ball back from the catcher then proceeds to pitch right away without going through a lot of deliberation. The quickened pace tends to wear him down somewhat, but forces Him to concentrate more. ' »«"I got the idea from watching Kaat pitch in Spring training," said Coleman. t "He gets the ball,, he's ready to throw it. His fielders are ready 'and they like it;. I even ran from the mound to the dugout tonight. At times I'm very lackadaisical and it feels funny Sox running out there after eight years in the big leagues. 0 .« -.••'• "It could have been just one of those crazy nights, but I hope not. I was working on it (the new delivery)* against Baltimore, and although I didn't pitch that well, I felt confident. Then I went back to my old way against Milwaukee and became my old sloppy self. "So, I thought I'd go backto the fast motion and try to be aggressive, and it was working. I was really throwing the curve for strikes. I discarded the sidearm pitch. I used to sidearm ; when I felt my fastball wasn't right, but then I got into a rut pitching that way when I shouldn't." Ron LeFlpre and Leon Roberts provided Coleman with the runs he needed by hitting homers. LePlore hit a solo shot in the fourth and Roberts a two- run blast in the eighth off knuck- leballer Wilbur Wood, who lost his 13th game in 19 decisions. In other American League games, Kansas City routed Milwaukee 9-1, Boston edged Minnesota 6-5,'New York blanked Texas 4-0, Oakland routed Cleveland 15-5 and Baltimore defeated California 8-5 in 10 innings. Royals 9, Brewers 1 Harmon Killebrew's two-run double sparked a five-run first inning that enabled the Royals to defeat the Brewers. John Mayberry chipped in with a three-run homer for Kansas City, his 17th of the season and iOth;in the last ATLANTA'S SHORTSTOP Larvell Blanks makes an attempt to take in a poorly thrown ball in the seventh inning of action Tuesday as Mets Wayne Garrett slides safely into second base;. Former Braves Felix Millan also was safe on first in a broken double play attempt.-UPI Photo. By United Press International The Chicago Cubs battled the San Diego Padres for 15 innings in the National League's longest game of the year Tuesday but were edged but 8-6. The Cubs-Padres game went four hours and nine minutes, and Cubs Manager Jim Marshall did not take it lightly when weak-hitting Fred Kendall (.187) delivered a two-run single in . the top of the 15th to give the Padres .Jhe 8-6 victory. .It was the Cubs'.fourth straight loss Selection Completed For Forbes Jury MINNEASPOLlf, Minn. (UPI) Jury selection'in "the; first suit «ver brought against a hockey player for as- - saultirig another during a game was •completed Tuesday with the selection of a five-woman, seven man-panel. The trial was expected to begin in Hennepin County District Court today. • Forbes was indicted for allegedly as- sautting Henry Boucha, formerly with the National Hockey League's Minnesota North Stars, now with the World Hockey Association's Minnesota Fighting Saints, in a game last Jan. 4. Boucha required 24 stitches and underwent surgery for double vision as a result. ...'•, Defense attorney Ronald Mesh- besher is calling the indictment "selective, discriminatory and arbitrary." 'Four prospective jurors were rejected. The defense refused to allow jurors who were outspoken against violence in sports and the prosecution rejected one man who' said, "If they want to beat up on each other, it's their prerogative." , American Trackmen Win Prague Triangular -PRAGUE; (UPI) - An American track team, defeated by the Soviet ' Union, came back to win a triangular meet against Poland and Czechoslovakia. In a two-day meet at Ricky Stadium that ended Tuesday, the Americans beat Czechoslovakia 209-152 and Poland 189-172. American men and women both were victorious as the men's team beat Czechoslovakia 127-88 ( arid Poland 113-102 and the women beat Czechoslovakia 82-64 and Poland 76-70. All three nations competed in the same events, but the scores were kept as if two dual meets were taking place, • Poland''beat Czechoslovakia in'the men's events 206-159, and in the women's 82-63; . Dakota Nips Rochelle In Women's Softball ; DAKOTA-Dakota scored all its runs in the fourth inning as pitcher Bonnie Benning stopped Rochelle 3-2 on a two- Hitter. Brenda Baker took the loss. . , The victory boosts Dakota to 15-11 on the year. The team will take on the Freeport Frogs Jn Freeport Thursday. ' fc ' ' ' ••• • . .:••• and llth in the last 15 games. "We had plenty of chances .to beat San Diego but again our bench could not deliver," Marshall said. "I got a great performance from (pitcher) Tom,Detorre, who went 61-3 innings and gave up just four hits! I cannot fault the pitching lately, even though Darold Knowles has had his problems," Marshall said. "While Knowles gave up the two runs to tie the game in the ninth inning, I cannot blame him for the team's losing," he said. "I really thought we had a chance in our half of the ninth with the bases loaded and just one out, but I went by the book and took out left-handed hitting Champ Summers for Ron Dunn. . "punn struck out so I guess I'll have Man Chosen To Serve As LPGA Commissioner NEW YORK (UjPI) T The, ladies' golf circuit turned to a seasoned marketing pro today arid named Ray Volpe as first commissioner of il(iiB LPGA. Volpe, 36,V a;; native^ Ne^vJ; Yorker; spent 10 years in the;,advertising agency business prior to r an appointment as vice president, marketing of National Hpckey League Services. His expertise in this field helped draw up successful projects in publications, films, promotions, licensing -agreements and TV spots for the. NHL, The LPGA hopes this same expertise will help women golf pros achieve a more equitable share of the sponsors' purses. LPGA President Carol Mann, who claimed her game suffered while she helped screen some 600 candidates for the commissioner's job', said Volpe was recommended for the office by former National Basketball Association commissioner Walter Kennedy. In 15 !' "' I '• '• , to take the blame. But I still believe in percentage baseball," he said. San Diego Manager John McNamara praised his club for "never giving up." . '•"--.; McNamara v described Randy Jones, his All-Star pitcher who went the first eight innings, as., the "class of the league -but a guyiwho was the''victim of a'couple of cheap hits and a couple of untimely errors." The Cubs built up a 3-0 lead against Jones before San Diego picked up two 1 runs in the fourth. The Cubs regained a three-run lead in the fifth before solo Iwmers by Bobby Tolan,.his third, and Willie McCovey, his llth, cut the margin to one run again in the sixth. After the Cubs got an unearned run in the eighth, San Diego tied it in the ninth on consecutive hits by Gene Locklear, Dave Sharon, John Grubb and Tito Fuentes.' : A one-out double by Don Hahn in the 15th, a walk to Dave Winfield and an •infield out. preceded Kendall's game- winning blow. , - Eagles Down Cheeseman Dale Timpe Allowed just three hits Tuesday as the Eagles stopped Cheeseman Construction Co. 4-1 in City League Softball action at Read Park. Larry Roemer went 2-2 and Joe Staver was 2-3 to pace Eagles sluggers, who pelted loser Jerry Ludewig with eight hits. Timpe struck out five. Youth Baseball / Little League Moose Lodge 12, Police Dept. 7 Peewee League Doug's Barbering & Styling 9, Kentucky Fried Chicken 4 Pony League • .Team No. Two 7, Kelly-Springfield 0 By United Press International The'Los Angeles Dodgers have ,, wheeled^the heavy artillery to the front v and have talien aim at the front running Cincinnati Reds, firing the first volley with the 'right arm of a once- again-healthy Mike Marshall. r But this year the Reds are returning the fire...and Tuesday night it was Rawly Eastwick who commanded the \barrage. Eastwick, who starred for the Reds late last season but lost his seat in the bullpen with a mediocre: spring training, came on with two-qn and two-out in the seventh^ inning to bail out starter Gary Nolan and preserve Cincinnati's 2-1 triumph over the streaking Philadelphia Phillies. ;' ' Eastwick was sent to Indianapolis to start the season, but was impressive in Triple-A ball and was back with the Big Red Machine by the first week of May. Eastwick didn't allow a hit Tuesday in his 2 1-3 innings .work, picking up his fourth save of the year. Marshall, who spent six weeks on ,the disabled list early this Season with a r torn rib cage, flashed hls"ljest performance in the nionth since his return at the-Pittsburgh * Pirates in*? hurting three innings of one-hitre;lief to assure, Don Sutton his 13th victory of'the sea- 'spn, ' '••..' ./•' ..'- ' '-:';•;:.;. <**';.''. '•'• Marshall struck out)five('batters in three innings for'his'sixth saye,.p'rim- 1 -ing himself for, his tour of duty by hurling batting practice for the fjrst time, in a month. •. ••''.;-./ v • "'•': v: ''"'' "•'.'• ' '" lf We tickled I'dityaljt 'i ; nioM after the ^injury before^ 1; started^fbwing batting-practice again," MarsjiaUfex- plained." VThe v rrtbrtth Was up today. I throw batting practice to work oh my slow breaking pitches. Every pitch I threw was effective on thps& five - strikeouts. '.'',. ' * "•I'm not back at full speed yet, but I'm getting there." In ; other games, the San Diego •' Padres outlasted the Chicago CUbs 8-6 in 15 innings, the -Houston^ Astros blasted .the. Montreal Expos 5-1, the New .York Mets tripped the .Atlanta Braves 4-3 and the San Francisco Giants edged St Louis 6-4. v r. ,!,. ets Thjphipscin DENVER (UPI) - All-America forward David Thompson of North Carolina State has come to an agreement with the American Basketball Association Denver Nuggets, marking the first time the eight-year-bid league has been able to sign the No. 1 pick of the rival National Basketball Association. Denver President-General Manager Carl Scheer said Tuesday Thompson agreed to terms pending the'comple- tion of the purchase of the /Nuggets from Frank Goldberg by a local group headed by Scheer; Goldberg Was purchased the ABA's San Diego franchise. "We have an understanding based on certain assumptions," said Scheer, who met with Thompson and his agent Larry Fleischer in New York Tuesday, "However, we have no authority to sign a contract with him until the sale is finalized." Completion of the sale was expected during the weekend. Thompson was made the first selection of the NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks, who also had the third pick of the NBA's first round and used that to choose 7-foot Marvin Webster Of Morgan State, who the Nuggets also have signed. Brrrritish Open Gets Underway CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (UPI) The skies are darkening, that cold North Sea wind is restless and the weatherman says possible thunderstorms. It can only-mean one thing: The 104th British Open Golf tournament is getting under way at Carnoustie. Jack Nicklaus went into today's first round as the 9-2 bating favorite to beat: 152 other players over the 7,065-yard, par 72 Carnoustie course and walk away not only $16,500 richer, but • also with a 16th major championship trophy. So far the bumpy, heathered and. thistled course has rolled over to let Nicklaus pound it in four practice rounds to the tune of 24 strokes under par, a pace that would break every record in this championship book. But that was with the sun shining well, almost -and the sea breeze gently whispering rather than roaring across this seaside layout and turning a game of golf into a nightmare. That it could be just that became a possibility late Tuesday with skies darkening, the temperature dipping into the 50s, the breeze hardening and the weatherman reporting, "A possibility of thundery showers." "This is getting closer to Carnoustie weather," the 35-year-old Nicklaus said after completing a non-scoring practice round meant to- get the last bad shots and missed putts out of his six-foot, 190-pound system. "I've never seen a British Open yet where the weather conditions didn't play a tremendous part, play the whole part, in»the,'Scoring," the Golden Bear 'said. ,r. / ••'*;';. .,,.., .;,_, , "You just have to wait and see what the Weather conditions." 'Nicklaus' 67-6!Jir67;65;- 264 string'of practice rounds/brought a flurry> of predictions that tie would capture his' third British title in record smashing style/ ( • Arnold Palmer-and Tom Weiskopf have the best of all Open totals, 276, from 1962; and 1973 respectively. The mark for an Open at Carnoustie is 282, set by Ben Hogan in 1953 and 'rib one has ever broken 68 over 18 holes on this course. As for the Hogan mark, Nicklaus said, "It could be broken by 10 shots and could stand up and win by 20, depending on what the weather,... ,. . "Carnoustie is riot a course where you would look to shoot better than 282. I think the score would be higher. It doesn't matter what the score has been this week. "The only thing those practice rounds tell me is that yes, I can play the golf course," Nicklaus said. -''Out- side .of that, It doesn't mean avdarn thing." , . • **•.-. The blond Ohioan is followed in the betting list by Jphnny -Miller at 8-i and defending champion Gary Player at 10- The newly-crowned U.S. Open champion, Lou Graham, said, "When I hear the scores Nicklaus has been shooting it kind of spares me a little. I can't shoot 24 under par. If that's the score, I may as well pack up and go home." 12 games. George Scott homered for Milwaukee. Red Sox 6, Twins 5 Rookie Fred Lynn's pinch-hit single with the bases loaded drove home the winning run with one out in the ninth and gave the Red Sox a victory over the Twins. The Red Sox loaded the bases on an infield hit by rookie Jim Rice and 'walks to Carlton Flsk and Rick Burleson before Lynn, batting for Doug Griffin.'grounded a single to right past a drawn-in Infield. Yankees 4, Rangers 0 Jim "Catfish" Hunter pitched a seven-hitter and Ron Blomberg hit a two-run homer to spark the Yankees' triumph over the Rangers. Hunter's shutout was his fifth of the season and raised his reconj to 12-8. The Yankees have now won 24 of 35 games against Western Division fqes while posting only a 20-27 mark against Eastern opponents. A's 15, Indians 5 Gene Tenace drove in four runs with a homer and single as the A's collected 15 hits in routing the Indians. Claudell Washington had two triples and Billy' Williams tilt a two-run homer in helping Ken Hpltzman to his 10th win. Bill Sudakis homered for Cleveland. Orioles 8, Angels 5 Mark Belanger singled home two runs in the 10th inning and eventually sc&red on a sacrifice fly by Bobby Grich to give the Orioles a victory over the^ Angels. Doyle Alexander, who relieved Jim Palmer in the ninth when the Angels rallied to tie the score, got credit for the win while Nolan Ryan lost his fifth game in a row. Are Blasting Dn't Quit Astros 5, Expos I Dave Roberts hurled a four-hitter and knocked in two runs with a pair of singles in picking up his fifth victory in 15 games. Larry Parrish hit his sixth home run of the season for the only Montreal run, Mets 4, Braves 3 Dave Kingman clubbed his 5th home run of the season with two teammates on base'to carry the Mets and pitcher Jerry Koosman to victory. Koosman held the Braves to just five hits before being lifted for a pinch-hitter in th« ninth, with Ken Sanders hurling a perfect ninth inning for his first National League save. Giants 6, Cardinals 4 Bobby Murcer belted a two-run home run to push San Francisco off to a 4-0 lead and then the Giants held on to win 6-4 after Ron Fairly blasted his seventh career grand slam to pull the Cards within striking range. Rookie Pete Falcone (7-6) picked up the win with Gary Lavelle notching the save. SPORTS Freeport: (III.) Journal-Standard, Wednesday, July 9. 1976 i Pag* 13 EDDIE FEIGNER, nationally famous softball pitcher, will bring his four-maa team "The King and His Court*' to Lena for a game against the Lena League All- Stars at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Lena's Lions Park. It will be Feigner's only appearance In the area this year. Donations will go to the Lena softball league. Following will be a league all-star game. Feigner's appearance Is the third In northwest Illinois in the past three years: The King was defeated last year by the Freeport Night Owls. Baseball Bv UNITED PftESS%!TERNATIONAL . National League East Pittsburgh Philadelphia New York St. Louis . Chicago ' , Montreal w. 50 47 42 39 39 34 1. 32 38 38 43 46 44 pet. .610 .553 .525 .476 .459 .436 g-b. 4'/2 7 11 12% 14 •'• West • -'•' < Cincinnati Los Angeles Sari Francisco San Diego Atlanta Houston w. 56 48 40 39 36 31 1. 29 38 44 45 47 57 pet. .659 .558 .476 .464 .434 .352 g.b. 8% 15% !«%' 19 26% American , East Boston New York Milwaukee Baltimore Cleveland Detroit West Oakland Kansas City Texas Chicago California Minnow*:: League w. 45 44 44 39 37 35 w. 52 46 40 38 39 37 1. 37 38 40 41 45 46 1. 31 37 45 43 47 46 pet. .549 .537 .524 .488 .451 .432 pet. .627 .554 .471 .469 .453 .446 g.b. 1 2 5 8 '9% g-b. 6 13 13 W% 15 Tuesday's Results San Diego 8 Chicago 6, 15 inns. New York 4 Atlanta 3 . Houston 5 Montreal 1 Los Angeles 3 Pittsburgh 0 Cincinnati 2 Philadelphia 1 San Francisco 6 St.. Louis 4 Today's Probable Pitchers San Diego (Strom 3-2) at Chicago (Zahn 2-5) Los Angeles (Hooton 6-8) at Pittsburgh (Ellis 6-4) N New York (Seaver 12-4) at Atlanta (Sadecki 2-1 or Dal Canton 0-2) N Philadelphia (Lonborg 7-6) at Cincinnati (Billingham 10-3) N San Francisco (Mphtefusco 6-3) at St. Louis (Denny 3-3) N Montreal (Blair 6-9) at Houston (Forsch 2-6) N •' Thursday's Games San Diego at Chicago Montreal at Atlanta, night LA aj, Pittsburgh, night (Only games scheduled) Tuesday's Results Boston 6 Minnesota 5 New York 4 Texas 0 Detroit 3 Chicago 0 Kansas City 9 Milwaukee 1 Oakland 15. Cleveland 5 Baltimore 8 Calif 5, 10 inn. Today's Probable Pitchers Minnesota (Corbin 4-6 or Goltz 7-6) at Boston (Moret 5-0) : Cleveland (Raich 5-2) at Oakland (Bosman 5-3) Texas (Bacsik 1-2) at New York (May 7-5) N Chicago (Jefferson 1-3) at Detroit (Bare 3-5) N Milwaukee (Colborn 3-7) at Kansas City (Busby 11-6) N Baltimore (Grimsley 5-9) at California (Tanana 6-5) N Thursday's Games Texas at Boston, night Minnesota at NY, night Detroit at KC, night Baltimore at Calif, night (Only games scheduled) •

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