Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 16, 1975 · Page 13
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Freeport, Illinois
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Wednesday, July 16, 1975
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Madlock, NL Stars Do STEVE GARVEY of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated by teammate Jimmy Wynn after belting a home run off Vlda Blue in the second Inning of Tuesday night's baseball all-star game. Wynn also homered off Blue, giving the National League an early 2-0 lead In a game they won 6-3.-DPI Photo FREEPORTJOURNAL-STANDArtD Freeport (ill.) Journal-Standard, Wednesday, July 16, 1975 Page 13 MILWAUKEE (UPI) - Even the sight of Henry Kissinger wearing a Milwaukee Brewers' cap, failed to deter the National League Tuesday night from its usual domination of the Ail- Star Game. On Bill Madlock's two-run single in the ninth inning, the NL whipped the American League 6-3 for its fourth straight victory. Secretary of State Kissinger was obviously thrilled by Yastrzemski's three-run sixth inning homer tying the game at 3-3, but Madlock, the NL's leading hitter and the only Chicago Cub on the squad, set the AL defeat- its 12th in the last 13 All-Star Games. "The guys in the-American League just seem to be waiting out there to get beat and that's what happened," said Madlock, who snapped the 3-3 tie with a two-run single during a three-run ninth inning rally. The end came when, held in check for two innings by Jim "Catfish" Hunter, the NL started the ninth with Reggie Smith blooping a leadoff single to left off the glove of leftfielder Claudell Washington. ' .Al Oliver, pinch-hitting for winning pitcher Jon Matlack, doubled into the leftfield corner and Smith stopped at third. Reliever Rich Gossage hit Larry Bowa to load the bases. Madlock then hit a single past third base, scoring Smith and Oliver. Bowa went to third and scored on a scarifice fly by Pete Rose. "I don't hit too many right down the line like that," said Madlock. "I'm really more of a spray hitter than a pull-hitter." Matlack, who pitched the seventh and eighth innings and struck out four, got the victory and shared the game's most valuable player honors with Madlock. Matlack, however, gave all the credit to Madlock for the triumph. "Give the trophy to Madlock," he said. "Without him we don't win it." The NL, now leading the series 27-18, started the game with the power that had made it the 8-5 favorite. Leading off the second inning Dodgers Steve Garvey and Jimmy Wynn hit back-to-back homers off starter Vida Blue, one of seven Oakland A's on the AL squad, for a 2-0 lead. It was the first time consecutive homers had been hit in an All-Star game since 1956 when Ted Williams and Mickey Mantle of the AL did it. The NL made it 3-0 in the t,hird off Steve Busby when Lou Brock singled, went to second on a balk by the Kansas City Royals' right-hander and stole third. Johnny Bench singled sharply inside the third base line to score the Cardinal outfielder. By then it looked like it might be a runaway as seven of the original NL starters had gotten base hits. But, after Jerry Reuss and Don Sutton had blanked the AL over the first five innings, the Americans came to life against' Matlack's teammate, Tom Seaver, in the sixth. Joe Rudi led off with a single and pinch-runner Washington promptly stole second. Gene Tenace walked and Carl Yastrzemski, batting for pitcher Jim Kaat, hit Seaver's first pitch deep into the rightfield bullpen to tie the score. Kissinger, who threw out the first ball, was given a Brewers' cap by the hometown ballclub and wore it throughout the game. After throwing out the first ball, the Secretary of State, an oldtime Yankee fan, cheered •happily for Yastrzemski's homer and the appearance of the. Brewers' 41- year-old home run king, Hank Aaron, who ended a third inning AL threat by lining out to short. A record County Stadium crowd of 51,480 attended the 4fith' annual game between the two leagues. Blazers Sign Hollins PORTLAND, Ore. (UPI) - The Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association Tuesday signed Lionel Hollins, 6-foot-3 guard from Arizona State University, to a multi-year contract. NL: We're Too Aggressive By MILTON RICHMAN UPI Sports Editor MILWAUKEE (UPI) - Bill Madlock is an otherwise pleasant young man, who goes about his business'and makes friends easily, but this was one time he violated the code. Normally, whenever you beat the other guy in baseball you put on your coat, button up your lip and go on home. That's standard procedure everywhere in baseball. One thing you don't do is rub it in. But that isn't the way Bill Madlock at all. Naturally, they asked the Chicago Cubs' affable 24-year-old third baseman a lot of questions Tuesday night after his ninth-inning, two-run single did the American League All-Stars in again and powered the National Leaguers to a 6-3 victory, their fourth in a row and 12th in the last 13 years, and he answered as honestly as he could. He said it seems to him the National Leaguers are more aggressive than the American Leaguers and that the Americans merely sit around waiting to get beat. What a thing to say! Especially when you've been up in the majors only, two years and played in only one All-Star game. Now you'd think the American Leaguers would ask who does Bill Madlock think he is, laugh at what he had to say Youth Baseball Peewee League Journal-Standard 10, First National Bank 9 Hersh Realtors 9, Bonanza 8 Sword and Stone 6, Western States 0 Cosmopolitan Club 13, Kentucky Fried Chicken 5 Continental League Wagner Printing 29, Cheeseman Construction 9 Colt League 3-M Co. 11, Rotary 7 and put him down, wouldn't you? You know what they did? They agreed completely with him. None of them came right out and said in so many words they sit around waiting to get beat, but almost to a man, they admitted Bill Madlock was right-the National League is much more spirited, far more aggressive. Actually, Bill Madlock was only saying what Mickey Mantle had said 24 hours earlier. Mantle, an honorary coach for the American-Leaguers, had said the Nationals always seemed to show more enthusiasm-in 1 the All-Star contests. '.'• Now this game was over. The National League had put it to the Americans again, and Madlock, the NL's leading hitter who came to the Cubs a year ago after spending only a month with the Texas Rangers, was named co-MVP for the.contest along with Mets' pitcher Jon Matlack, who blanked the losers in the seventh and eighth and picked up the victory. "I'd have to say the same thing," said Minnesota second baseman Rod Carew when they told him what Madlock had to say about the American League. "I've seen it in a number of these All-Star games. I particularly remember the game in Kansas City two years ago. Every time they hit the ball they were running for two bases." Hank Aaron, who put in 20 years in the National Leauge before coming over to the Milwaukee Brewers this year, said substantially the same thing. "I'd say the National League is more aggressive," he concurred. "And 'Bobby Bonds, formerly with the San Francisco Giants and now with the New York Yankees, also agreed. "It's funny," put in Oakland's Vida . Blue, who started Tuesday night's game for the American League and was roughed up for two runs and five hits in the two innings he worked, "but George Scott and I were talking about that on the bench during the game. Scotty said the guys over there go up swinging the bats all the time. He said the guys in our league take more pitches. "They," Blue went on, meaning the National Leaguers, "seem to have an entirely different attitude. I saw how they were whooping it up on the bench while I was out there pitching. They were hollering and having fun. It re- BILL MADLOCK minded me of the attitude we have on our Oakland club." Ex-Met Nolan Ryan, now with the California Angels, saw it the same way as Madlock also. "I'd say that's true," hie said upon learning what Madlock had to say. "I don't think they play hit-and-run enough over here. National League hit- .ters are more aggressive in the sense that it's a fastball league and you see more fastballs over there. Over here, you see more breaking balls." Mickey Mantle sat by his locker and said he did notice a little more enthusiasm generated among the Ameri- can Leaguers than he had in the f past. Especially when Carl Yastrzemski's three-run homer temporarily tied the score in the. sixth inning. "Otherwise, we didn't have a whole lot to yell about," said Mantle. How true. Bill Madlock wasn't really rubbing it in. All he was doing was telling the truth.. You can't kill a guy. for that. Even if it does violate the code. National American ab r h bl ah r h hi Rose If 4021 Bonds cf 3000 Carter If 0 O'O 0 Scott Ib 2000 Brock If 3110 Carew 2b 5010 Murcer rf 2000 Munson c , 2 0 1 0 Jones p 0 0 0.0 Wash'ton If 1010 Morgan 2b 4010 Jackson rf 3010 Cash 2b 1000 Dent ss 1000 Bench c 4011 Rudi If 3010 Garvey Ib 3121 Hendrick rf 1110 Perez Ib 1000 Nettles 3b 4010 Wynn cf 2111 Tenace c 3100 Smith rf 2110 Cam'neris ss 2020 . Cey 3b 3010 Lynn cf 2 0 0 £ Matlack p 0000 Aaron ph 1 0 00 Oliver cf 1110 Busby p 0000 Con'cion ss 2010 Hargrove ph 1000 Luzinski ph 1000 Kaat p 0000 Bowa ss 0100 Yas'mski ph 1113 Rcuss p 1000 Hunter p .0000 Watson ph 1000 Gossage p 0000 Sutton p 0000 McRae ph 1000 Madlock 3b 2012 Totals 37 6 13 6 Totals 36 3 10 3 National 021 000 003-6 American 000 003 000-3 E - Concepcion, Tenace. LOB - National 6, American 8. 2B - Oliver. HR - Garvey,, Wynn, Yas- trzemski. SB - Brock, Washington, Hendrick, Nettles. SF - Rose. Reuss Sulton Seaver Matlack (W) Jones Blue Busby Kaat Hunter (L) Gossage Ip h r cr bb so 330002 230001 123312 220004 100001 252201 241100 '200000 232202 111100 Hunter pitched to 2 baiters in 9th. HBP - By Reuss (Munson), by Gossage (Bowa). Balk - Busby. PB - Bench. T - 2.35. A - 51,480. Highland Lands Doug Jenkins By DAN McGRATH Journal-Standard Sports Editor Coach Roger Arnold's Highland Community College basketball program, already stocked with some of the area's best talent v received another boost Tuesday when former Lanark High School star Doug Jenkins announced plans to transfer to Highland from Augustana College. Jenkins, a two-time winner of the Keith Miller Award as outstanding player in, the Stephenson Conference and twice a unanimous all-conference selection, played junior varsity ball at Augustana last season. He cited financial considerations and a desire to play basketball as the prime factors in his decision. DOUG JENKINS "I had an Illinois state scholarship and a $300 basketball scholarship at Augustana, out it's an expensive school and that didn't come close to covering what I needed to go there," he explained. "Plus I think I'll have a good chance to play ball at Highland. I think we can have a pretty good team with all the other ballplayers Coach Arnold has recruited. I just hope I can contribute." Though he didn't see quite as much playing time as he would have liked at Augustana,-Jenkins feels he benefited from the year he spept in coach Jim Borcherding's program. "I'made a lot of progress as a defensive player," he noted. "In high school we played zones all the time, but at Au- gustana we played strictly man-to- man. It was quite an adjustment, and I really had to work at it. But I made progress, and by the end of the year I felt I'd become a decent defensive player." There never was much question about Jenkins' ability ^o play offense, at least not in high school. During his two full varsity seasons at Lanark un> der his father, Jerry Jenkins, Doug averaged 21 points per ball game. He was ' the Stephenson loop's second leading scorer in his junior year when Lanark finished 25il, won conference and regional titles and advanced to'the finals of the Port Byron sectional before losing to Fulton. Jenkins led his conference in scoring in his senior year as the Beavers won their third straight Stephenson title 'and again moved to the Port Byron ••/ sectional finals before losing to Prophetstown. Lanark posted a 47-5 record during his two varsity seasons, and Doug was named to The Journal-, Standard's all-area team both years. One of his Highland teammates will be Cory Hoffman, 1975 Keith Miller Award winner who was also Jenkins' teammate at Lanark. "Cory and I have played quite a bit of ball together, so that will be an advantage if both of us start," Doug feels, "I've played against most of the other guys Coach Arnold has recruited, so I know what they can do. We'll have to get used to playing together, but once we do I think we can have a pretty good ball club." Jenkins, who will take courses to prepare for a career in pharmacy, joins Hoffman, Warren's Doug Andrews, Dakota's Dave Goeke and Brian Benning, Shannon's Rick Buss, Le-Win's Matt Stewart and Murry Lobdell and Forreston's Lyle Zumdahl on Arnold's list of prospects from the area. The first-year coach, needless to say, was delighted to add Jenkins' name to the list. "I've only seen Doug play in pickup games and practice situations, but I was impressed with him and I've heard enough about him to know he can help us," Arnold said. "I'm looking for leadership and experience from Doug, since most of our other players will be freshmen. It's quite an adjustment from high school to junior college ball, but Doug has that year's experience at Augustana under his belt, which is really valuable. Plus he's a smart, heady kid who knows what he's doing every minute he's on the floor. I'm sure he'll be a big help to us." It has been suggested that Arnold has rounded up so much talent that finding playing time for everyone presents a problem. He professes to be unconcerned. "Like I've said before, the style of ball we're going to play practically demands the use of eight or nine ballplayers, maybe more," he explained. "When you've got those eight or nine ballplayers, you don't have to worry about foul trouble or an off-shooting night by somebody as much as you would if you only have five' or six: Everybody is going to get a chance to show what they can do." am FIVE INNINGS LATER it was the American League's turn to congratulate Boston's Carl Yastrzcmskl, whose pinch-hit, three-run homer off Tom Scavcr of the New York Mets vaulted the AL into a short-lived 3-3 tie. Gene Tcnacc (left) and George Hendrlck, on base when he connected, congratulate Yaz.-UPI Photo. Milwaukee Fans Remain Neutral MILWAUKEE, Wis. (UPI) -Twenty years ago the fans attending the Ail- Star game at Milwaukee County Stadium cheered for the National League. Tuesday night, with the city now occupied by an American League franchise, they rooted for the American All-Stars. But, as one young fan put it: "It doesn't make any difference. We're baseball fans. We came to sec the stars." The partisan, crowd of 51,480, a record baseball attendance at the stadium, seemed to agree. They did, however, have a clear favorite in home run king Henry Aaron of the Milwaukee Brewers, whose pinch-hit appearance in the third inning tied him with Stan Musial and Willie Mays for the most All-Star appearances at 24. Aaron received a two-minute standing ovation as he trotted onto the field when he was introduced as a reserve in pre-game ceremonies. He said he was "tingling all over" at the applause, which was repeated when he stepped to the plate in the third. Aaron was the only remaining player from the 1955 game here, which saw the National League win 6-5 on a 12th inning homer by Stan Musial. Musial, incidentally, was on hand as an honorary National League team captain. This year's game was only nine innings, but once again the hometown team lost as the National League broke away from a 3-3 tie to post, a fi-3 win. The one American League highlight came when Boston's Carl Yaslrzemski hit a sixth-inning homer to tie the game. The whistles blew, balloons were re-' leased over the centcrfield bleachers, and Bcrnlc Brewer, dressed in Bavarian garb, slid down the slide from his chalet behind the bleachers and plunged into a giant beer stein. "I'll tell you what the All Star game means," said Bob, a middle-aged Mil- waukcean. "It's been 20 years and now all these people are here - all these different types cheering and having fun," he said. . Cheryl Kocnig, a concession stand worker, said the fans Tuesday night were having a better time than usual. "They aren't eating as much, either," she said. "They're all watching the game." "The game itself - well, it's really no big deal," said Joseph Gonzalez, a Milwaukee man in his 20s. "It's coming down here with all your friends, it's the holiday atmosphere." Rozelle Rule Isn't Necessary: Economist MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (UPI) - An expert on economics said Tuesday he doesn't think the Rozelle Rule is needed to maintain balance in the National Football League. The NFL could function in a free . market situation modified by provisions such as revenue sharing between teams or payroll budget limits, according to Dr. Roger Noll, Professor of Economics at the California Institute of Technology. Noll was a rebuttal witness in U.S. District Court here for 15 current and former NFL players who brought suit asking that the "Rozelle Rule" be. eliminated on the grounds that it holds players' salaries down and keeps them from moving to other teams. The NFL contends the rule maintains balance in the league by preventing players from jumping to wealthy or otherwise attractive teams when their option with a weaker team runs out. The rule.enables the NFL commissioner to set compensation that must be paid to a team losing a player to another team. Noll said the NFL is one of the most • competitively well-balanced organizations in professional sports. Noll also told NFL attorney John French that he believes the American Football League would never have been on a par with the NFL if it had not merged with the NFL in 1966. But he said this was not because of a difference in player quality, but because of the size of cities where AFL teams were located. "AFL teams were located on the av- erage in smaller cities - and the smaller the city, the lower quality the team," he said. "AFL and. NFL teams reached parity in very few years in teams of equivalent-size cities." Defense attorneys expected to complete rebuttal testimony by the end of the week. WHA Offer TQ Orr BOSTON (UPI) - Superstar de- fenseman Bobby Orr says he has received a "very generous" offer from the World 'Hockey Association, but plans to talk with the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League before making any moves. "I don't want to leave Boston," On- said in an interview on a radio show Tuesday night, "but you really have to sit down and think. It's a darn big business now." It has been reported that Orr was offered a $1 million bonus for signing and a multi-million dollar, five-year contract with the Minnesota Fighting Saints of the WHA. Orr did not disclose the amount_of the.Minnesota offer. , Orr said he didn't want to discuss contract terms with the Bruins during the season. His current contract, believed to be for $250,000 a year, expires next summer. Orr is the only defenseman ever to win the NHL scoring title, a feat he has accomplished twice. He won last season with 136 points. ' Baseball Standings By UNITED PHESS INTERNATIONAL ROGER ARNOLD Pittsburgh ' Philadelphia New York St. Louis Chicago Montreal Cincinnati Los t San 1 San D Atlanta Houston National League East w. h 55 ihia 49 ork 43 is 42 42 35 West w. i 61 ngeles 49 rancisco 41 ego » ' 41 39 33 1. 33 40 42 44 48 48 1. 29 42 47 49 49 59 pet. .625 .551 .506 ' .488 .467 .422 pet. .678 .538 .466 .456 .443 .359 g.b. — 6% 10% 12 14 17% g.b. — 12% 19 20 21 28% American League Boston Milwaukee New York Baltimore Cleveland Detroit Oakland Kansas City Chicago Texas Minnesota California East w. 50 46 . 45 41 40 39 West w. ' 55 47 '40 41 39 40 1. 37 42 41 44 46 47 1. 32 41 •45 49 48 51 pet. .575 .523 .523 .482 .465 .453 ' pet. .632 .534 .471 .456 .448 .440 g.b. 4% 4% 8 9% 10% g.b. 8% 14 15% 16 17

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