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Philadelphia Snares McGinnis For A Reported $2.5 Million .PHILADELPHIA (UPI) - The Philadelphia 76ers will not say how much the club is paying George McGinnis, but admit that next season "we'll have to sell a lot more tickets." The National Basketball Association team's general manager. Pat Williams, said the multi-year contract McGinnis signed with the club Thursday for a reported $2.5 million was "one of the top number contracts in sports." "I'm coming to Philadelphia strictly from the economic standpoint," said McGinnis, who played the past four seasons with the Indiana Pacers of the American Basketball Association and was co-winner of the league's Most Valuable Player award last season. "Indiana couldn't come close to matching this offer." he said. The New York Knicks did, however, and McGinnis became a 76er only after a controversy was resolved by NBA Commissioner Larry O'Brien. The 76ers acquired NBA rights to McGinnis. a native of Indianapolis, when they drafted him in the second round in 1973. He had left the University of Indiana as a sophomore in 1971 to begin his pro career. Earlier this year the Knicks signed McGinnis, whom some consider to be the best forward in basketball, for a reported $500,000 and announced it at a news conference. But the contract was struck down by O'Brien on the grounds it violated NBA rules. McGinnis then suggested he would be willing to play in Philadelphia if the price were' right. "Being from Indiana,"' McGinnis said, "I'm not used to big cities. I don't like them. I didn't like New York, even though I signed with them." "I feel we did everything humanly possible to keep George,", said Bill Eason, who owns 50 per cent of the Pa- cers and is chairman of the board of Pacers' owners. "We feel we've done , everything we possibly could short of financial suicide." "Our major problem is to maintain a viable franchise and not go bankrupt," Eason said. "I admit the team (76ers) has been in thp red the past few years," said Irv Kosioff, owner of the 76ers, who also recently signed high school star Darryl Dawklns to a six-figure contract. "Having George McGinnis playing for us is a step in the right direction to getting in the black." "This team can show a profit next season even with all the large contracts. We'll have to sell a lot more tickets, but wo now have the team to do it," Kosioff said. FREEPORT JOURNAL-STANDARD SPORTS Freepott fill.) Journal-Standard, Friday, July 11, 1975 Page 11 Reds, BUGS Sailing Away GEORGE McGINNIS smiles broadly after signing a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract with the Philadelphia 76ers Thursday. McGinnis was the center of a dispute between the 76ers, which originally drafted him in the second round of 1973 draft, and the New York Knicks which signed him last May. - UPI Photo. Major League Baseball Leaders By UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL Leading "Ttetters (based on 200 at "bats) • :•$ National League ••j, Mdlck. Mrgn, , Snglln. Czish, Simmons. |>arkr. Joshu, V.'atson, Bowa. Grvy. Ch Cn Pt Phil St.L Pt SF H Phi LA g ab 76 306 80 279 •74 268 86 362 81 286 73 270 67 250 81 303 60 259 88 370 r 43 58 30 63 44 41 36 38 32 47 h 186 97 89 119 94 •88 81 98 83 118 pet. .353 .348 .332 .329 .329 .326 .324 .323 .320 .319 Carw, Lynn, Hrgrv. Mnsn, American League Mn Bos Tx NY Washlngton.Oak Hisle, Min McRa. KC Mddx. NY Brett, KC Chalk, Cal g ab 78 288 76 271 76 267 81 309 83 328 60 220 84 324 55 218 83 337 84 288 r 52 58 48 45 51 34 41 36 .47 34 h 106 92 90 101 104 69 101 67 101 86 pet. t* .368 .339 .337 .327 .317 .314 .312 .307 .300 .299 Home Runs National League: Luzinski, Phil 23: Bench. Cin 18: Foster. Cih, Kingmah, NY. Schmidt. Phil. Parker and- Stargell, Pitt 15. , - : American League: Bonds. NY 20; Jackson.-Oak 18; Mayberry, KC and Burrdughs, Tex. 17: Lynn, Bos, Hendrick, Clev. Horton. Det and Scott. Mil 16. ' Runs Batted In National,-League: Luzinski. Phil 75; B e*nt hv-^ni-VO; Wgiinf 'Cin^ffO; Watson, Hpli 58; Staub, NY 57. American League: Lynn, Bos 65; Horton. Det 62; Rice. Bos 59; May. Bait and Scott, Mil 58. Stolen Bases •National League: Morgan. Cin 38; Brock, St.L 36; Cedeno, Hou 34; Lopes. LA 32; Mangual, Mtl 20. American League: Rivers. Cal 46; Washington. Oak 32: Otis. KC 29;> LeFlore. Det 24; Remy; Cal and North. Oak 23. Pitching (Based on most victories) National League: Seaver. NY 13-4; Sutton, LA 13-8; Messersmith. LA 12-6; Jones.,, SD 11-5; Billingham, Cin 10-3; Matlack, NY. Reuss. Pitt and McGlotheri, St.L 10-6. American League: Palmer. Bait and Kaat, Chi 13-5; Blue. Oak 12-6- Hunter. NY 12-8; Busby. KC 11-7; Tiant. Bos 11-8. By United Press International The Cincinnati Reds are "long gone" in the National League's Western Division race and the Pittsburgh Pirates aren't far behind that situation in the Eastern Division. The Pirates benefitted both themselves and the Reds Thursday night when they defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 as Willie Stargell drove in three runs with a single and the 361st City Legion Teams Face District Play Freeport's two American Legion baseball teams open district tournament play Saturday. Both teams are financially sponsored by the Freeport Elks-Club. The Elks Orange team will face Fulton at 10 a.m. at Mount Morris, and the Elks. White (Cedarville) team will meet Savanna at 10 a.m. at .Krape Park. Polo will play Lena at 1 p.m. at Krape in the double-elimination tournament. • The Cedarville squad fell to Mount Morris 12-0 Thursday night. District finals will be held at Krape a week from Saturday with winners of that and districts in Mount Morris and Rock Falls going for the divisional tourney title in Dixon July 26. Phil Mil! Chosen , . -i. ''L'ONGlBEAcM;! Calif. (UPI) - Phil Hill, 48, the only American to win the world's Grand Prix auto racing championship, was named as race director of the Long Beach Grrand Prix, x it was announced Thursdav. homer of his career. The victory moved the Pirates six games ahead of the Philadelphia Phillies in the East and also enabled the idle Reds to open up a 10-game gap over the Dodgers in the West. The National League is now faced with the most lop-sided races since the divisional system was inaugurated in 1969. Stargell singled in the tiebreaking run for the Pirates in the sixth inning and hit a two-run homer in the eighth. The homer tied Stargell with Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio for 24th place on the all-time home run list. Jerry Reuss allowed five hits in eight innings and won his 10th game with the relief help of Dave Giusti. Bankers Day Held At CC Wednesday A bankers, merchants and professional men's day was held Wednsday at the Freeport Country Club. , The low net score was shot by John Merlins. He fired a 96, and with a 33 handicap, his net score was 63. Low gross score was shot by Bill Dorman with a 70. The three straightest drives on the first hole were shot by Larry Kahl, Cliff Yell and Ron Henson. Jim Mangan was closest to the pin on number four and Curt Jacobs was closest to the pin on' nufnber 17. ' " , Blirid'bo'gey' wiriners'wereji'Bili Hillmer (84); and Mangan, Pete Holm, Bob Cregan, Bill Trunck, Ken Rodermel, Bill Dorman Sr., Jim Bangs, Gay Emrick, Dr. F. J. Lownik and George Monroe, all at 76. Burt Hooton suffered the loss for the Dodgers. The Chicago Cubs defeated the San Diego Padres 3-1, in the only other National League game. Montreal at Atlanta was rained out. In the American League, the Boston Red Sox nipped the Texas Rangers 8-7, the Minnesota Twins downed the New York Yankees 6-3, the Detroit Tigers shaded the Kansas City Royals 3-2, and the Baltimore Orioles topped the California Angels 7-3. . Red Sox 8 Rangers 7 Cecil Cooper singled home Denny Doyle with two put in the ninth inning to give the Red Sox their fourth straight victory after the Rangers tied the score in the top of the ninth on Jeff Burroughs' three-run homer. AL rookie sensation Fred Lynn went 3-for- 4, including a three-run homer, and raised his RBI total for the season to 65. He's batting .339. The win ended Gaylord Perry's 13-game winning streak over the Red Sox. Twins 6 Yankees 3 Tony Oliva went 4-for-4 including a homer and Glenn Borgmann doubled in two runs in the second inning as the Twins' Ray Corbln scored his fifth victory. Bobby Bonds hit his 20th homer and Pat Dobson lost his eighth decision for the Yankees. Tigers 3 Royals 2 The Tigers ran their winning streak, to nine games as Vcrn Runic allowed seven hits before giving way to Bob Reynolds in the ninth. The Tigers scored the winning run in the fifth when Ron LeFlore singled against loser Steve Busby, stole second, went to third on an infield out and scored on Leon Robert's fielder's choice bouncer to shortstop. Orioles 7 Angels 1 Mike Cuellar won his seventh game for the Orioles behind a 15-hit attack which included homers by Ken Singleton and Jim Northrup, four hits by Bobby Grich and two doubles and a triple by Elrod Hendrlcks. Cubs Snap Losing Streak By United Press International Rick Monday may not have the poker face of a gambler but he's got the hand to play the part. ; In this case, the hand was in the glove that made a catch in the ninth inning Thursday which assured the Chicago Cubs of a 3-1 decision over the Celts, Suns, Bulls Win In HCC League Mike Kemp scored 36 points and five teammates hit double figures as the Suns whipped the Sonics 115-64 this week in Highland Community College's Summer Basketball League at the HCC gym. In other games, the Bulls rapped the short-handed Hawks 112-62. Every player in the game hit double figures, but the Hawks were forced to play with only four men. The Celtics edged the Lakers 78-76 with Laker Pete Valaika leading all scorers with 27 points. CELTICS (78) Preston 2-0-4; Eilders 2-04; Ruckman 7-0:14; Holland 1-0-2; Felder 90-18; Marske 11-0-22; Jones 5-0-10. LAKERS (76) Timpe 9-0-18; McKinney 10-2; Kornflend 4-0-8; Korth 8-1-17; Thorn 2-04: P. Valaika 13-1-27. BULLS (112) - R. Pease 8-0-16; S. Pease 1J-0-22: R. Shank 10-0-20; D. Shank 11-0^22: Reckmeyer 9-0-18; Turner 7-0-14. HAWKS (62) - Crawford 6-0-12; Diddens 9-0-18; Harbach p-0-0; Newberry 8-046: Lietzen 8-0-16: Johnson Q;0-0. .'.... SUNS (115) P. Hoefer 8-0-16; D. Hoefer 90-18; Kemp 18-0-36; Ruthe 5-0-10; Wieck 7-014; T. Norman 0-0-0: P Norman 3-1-7: Gassman 7-0-14. ' , SONICS (64) - Deininger 3-0-6; Grenoble 3-0-6; Kuhlmeyer 3-0-6; Brill 3-0-6; Floe 3-06; Scibona 9-0-18; C, Mclntyre 7-0-14: Ha- .ferty 1-0-2. Youth Baseball Little League V' Koym Electric 6, Kiwanis Club 4 Micro Switch 16, Kelly-Springfield 10 Furst-McNess 10, W. T. Rawleigh 2 . Continental League Associated.Electronics 9; Wagner's 3 Moose Lodge 27, Cheeseman Construction 4 Union Loan & Saving? 11, King Krispy 8 Colt League Mechanical, Inc. 11, Rotary 8 Peewee League < C. B, Air Kings 5, Bonanza Sirloin 4 Journal-Standard 7, Freeport Blacktop 2 •Cosmopolitan Club 5, First National Bank 4 Hergh Realty 19, Carman Construction T San Diego Padres and ended a five- game Cub losing streak. The Chicago White Sox were. idle. .Monday admitted after Thursday's game-"that I decided to take a chance on the ball hit .by Fred Kendall! knowing that if I missed it. Jose Cardenal Ruffian Was Insured SACRAMENTO, Calif. (UPI) - Ruffian, the ill-fated filly that captured the imagination of thousands of horse racing fans, was insured for $2.1 million by Lloyds of London, it was reported Thursday. The Sacramento Bee said Ruffian's owner, Stuart Janney Jr., added $900,000 more to an existing $1.2 million policy. • would be'backing me up." Hector Torres had led off the inning , with a single to cenler and Kendallhit a ball to left center. "The wind," Monday said, "had not been a factor. But in this case, the ball had kind of a backspin on it and it was not sinking too fast. I didn't think I had a chance but we could not afford to have men on first and third with no- bddy out." , . Manager Jim Marshall said that.he was glad Monday "decided to make the gamble," but he was just as happy over the performance of Ray Burris ' who scattered eight hits for his eighth win. ..-.••-. "It was nice for a change to see a starter go the distance," Marshall , , PADRES' HECTOR TORRES is out at second base as Cubs' second baseman Manny Trillo relays ball to first after taking a throw from shortstop Don Kessinger in the fourth inning of game Thursday. Padres' Bill Kendall hit to Kessinger to start the play. Kendall was safe at first. - UPI Photo. said. "But my pitching has been pretty good all season. It's the hitting that kind of bothers me. We only got five hits today and six on Wednesday, even though the San Diego pitching was pretty good." San Diego starter Dave Freisleben lost for the sixth straight time and was unfortunate enough to be the victim of a second-inning error by Enzio Hernandez that led to two unearned runs. The Cubs hosted San Francisco today, sending Bill Bonham, (8-6), against the Giants' Jim Barr, (6-7). The White Sox were at Milwaukee tonight, sending Claude Osteen, (4-6), against the Brewers' Ed Sprague (1-5). Dark Fills AL All-Star Team Roster NEW YORK (UPI) - Manager Alvin Dark completed a 28-man American League All-Star team for Tuesday night's midseason classic in Milwaukee with the selection of 12 reserves, including home run king Hank Aaron of the Brewers' outfield. Also named Thursday were veteran first baseman Carl Yastrzemski of Boston and rbokie Red Sox outfielder Fred Lynn; first baseman George Scott of Milwaukee; the Chicago White Sox double-play combination of second baseman Jorge Orta and shortstop Bucky Dent; third'baseman Dave Chalk of the California Angels; first baseman Mike Hargrove of the Texas Rangers; catcher Bill Freefcan of the Detroit Tigers; and outfielders Claudell Washington of Dark's Oakland A's, George Hendrick of Cleveland and Hal McRae of the Kansas City Royals. Earlier in the day, the A.L. announced a starting team that consisted of four Oakland stars, three New York Yankees and Minnesota second baseman Rod Carew. The A's named by fans in nationwide balloting were first baseman Gene Tenace, shortstop Bert Campaneris and outfielders Reggie Jackson and Joe Rudi. The Yankee player$ drawing the most votes at their positions were catcher Thurman Munson, third baseman Graig Nettles and'jwtfielder Bobby Bonds. ' ' An eight-man American League pitching staff consists of Vida Blue and Rollie Fingers of the A's, Jim "Catfish" Hunter of the Yankees, Steve Busby of the Royals, Jim Kaat and Rich Gossage of the White Sox, Nolan Ryan of the Angels and Jim Palmer of the Baltimore Orioles. BOSOX BERNIE CARBO (top, right), Is almost picked off on a pitch out, plckoff play. Texas Rangers' IB Jim Fregosl (left) waits for throw from catcher Jim Suridberg, and (bottom) almost catches Carbo In 1st Inning action at Fenway Park Thursday. First base Umpire is Larry McCoy. - UPI Photo. Baseball Standings By UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL Boston Milwaukee New York Baltimore Cleveland Detroit American League East w. I 47 37 45 40 44 40 40 42 37 46 West Oakland Kansas Texas Chicago California Minnesota City 37 46 w. 1. 53 31 46 39 41 46 38 44 40 48 38 47 pet. g.b. .560 .529 2% .524 3 .488 6 .446 9% .446 9% pet. g.b. .631 — .541 7% .471 13% .463 14 .455 15 .447 Thursday's Games Boston 8 Texas 7, night. Minnesota 6 New York 3, night Detroit 3 Kansas City 2, night Baltimore 7 California 3, night (Only games scheduled) Friday's Probable Pitchers Detroit (Lolich 10-5) at Kansas City a(Pattin 6-5) Baltimore (Torrez 9-5) at Oakland (Blue 12-6) Cleveland (Harrison 3-2) at California (Lange 3-1) Chicago (Osteen 4-6) at Milwaukee (Sprague 1-5) Texas (Hands 5-5) at Boston (Lee 106) Minnesota (Blyleven 6-4 and Wiley 11) at New York (Gura 2-2 and Medich 7-10) National League East w. I. pet. g.b. Pittsburgh 52 32 .619 — Philadelphia 47 39 .547 6 New York 43 38 .531 7% St. Louis 40 43 .482 11% Chicago i 40 47 .460 13% Montreal 34 45 .430 15% West w. I. pet. g.b. Cincinnati 57 29 .663 — Los Angeles 48 40 ,545 10 San Francisco 40 45 .471 16% San Diego 40 46 .465 17 Atlanta 36 48 .429 20 '• Houston 32 57 .360 26% Thursday's Results Chicago 3 San Diego 1 Montreal at Atlanta, ppd., rain Pittsburgh 4 Los Angeles 1, night Friday's Probable Pitchers San Francisco (Barr 6-7) at Chicago (Reuschel 5-10) Montreal (Fryman 6-6) at Atlanta (Niekro 8-7) Los Angeles (Rau 8-7) at St. Louis (Forsch 8-7) Philadelphia (Carlton 7-7) at Houston (Richard 6-3) San Diego (Mclntosh 6-7 and Folker 3-6) at Pittsburgh (Rooker 6-4 and Brett 5-2) New York (Matlack 10-6 and Stone 2-1) at Cincinnati (Norman 4-3 and Kirby 63), 2

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