Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 18, 1975 · Page 9
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Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois · Page 9

Freeport, Illinois
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Friday, July 18, 1975
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Big News! Reds Lose! BOBBY SHELDON of the Milwaukee Brewers couldn't believe his eyes when he stepped to the plate In the fourth inning of Thursday night's game with the California Angels and a squirrel darted past him. The creature was a visitor to Milwaukee County Stadium, where the Angels defeated the Brewers 6-1.- UPI Photo. By United Press International It took a pitcher with a blistering fastball to finally put the collar on the Cincinnati Reds. It took a blistering bat to keep Los Angeles from gaining any ground. While Montreal was handing the Reds their first loss in the last 10 games, 3-0, Thursday night, Los Angeles was having trouble coping with Pittsburgh, leaders in the National League East. The Dodgers blew their first opportunity in two weeks to gain op the Reds by dropping a 5-2 decision to the Pirates. Montreal's Steve Rogers was working with "good velocity" for six innings against Cincinnati before retiring to the showers with a blister on his right forefinger. Rogers had held the Reds, the National League batting leaders, to five hits, all singles, while walking two and striking.out seven. Dale Murray came in from the bullpen to preserve the shutout and nail down th6 victory. Pepe Mangual started things rolling for Montreal with a homer in the first inning, Pete Mackinin added another homer in the fifth inning and Gary Carter, after walking, tallied in the sixth on a single by Larry Parrish. Rogers moved his record to 6-7 while Jack Billingham, who failed to get his llth win, was charged with his fourth loss. Pittsburgh's Dave Parker, who did Kuhn-Finley Battle Still Rages MILWAUKEE (UPI) - Bowie Kuhn called the entire two-day ordeal "obscene." Charlie Finley said Kuhn was"gutless" and had no class. Yet, as the baseball owners departed in various directions at the conclusion of the two-day All-Star break meetings Thursday, Bowie Kuhn was still their commissioner and Charlie Finley had lost another one. Kuhn's final vote of confidence from the owners-which extended his contract for another seven years-was 22•2. But the margin of. victory was reallv much smaller-mainly, two eleventh hour changes of heart from the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers. Kuhn, who went to bed Wednesday night a fired man, had his commissionership saved by some frantic nightlong lobbying led by Los Angeles Dodgers' Board Chairman Walter O'Malley and Pittsburgh Pirates' owner John Galbreath of the National League and Milwaukee Brewers' President Bud Selig in the American League. "For the .good of the game, we should >keep him," the O'MaUey-led FREEPOKTJOURNAtSIANOARD Freeport (III.) Journal-Standard, Friday, July 18, 1975 Page 9 By United Press International The Oakland A's and Boston Red Sox have picked up right where they left off at the Ail-Star break, putting the pressure on their division rivals in the American League. The three-time world champion A's picked up ground on both their closest rivals in the Western Division, while the Red Sox gained a full game on their second-place rivals in the Eastern Division.' The A's now. lead by 9% v games in the West and the Red Sox by 5 1-2 "games in the East. With Reggie Jackson and Sal Bando hitting homers and Ken Holtzman winning his 12th game, the A's defeated the Cleveland Indians 6-3. The homers by Jackson and Bando tied the.score'at 2-2 in the second inning and the A's then scored three runs in the third to take the lead. Cecil Cooper, one of the Red Sox' under-rated young stars, led a 12-hit attack with a double, triple and homer in Boston's .8-3 triumph over the Kansas City Royals. It was the eighth straight victory for the Red Sox as Luis Tiant pitched a five-hitter to raise his record to 13-8. \ The Detroit Tjgers defeated the Chicago White Sox 9-1 after a 4-0 loss, the California Angels beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6 : 1, the Texas Rangers downed the New York Yankess 7-2, and the Baltimore Orioles scored a 6-3 12- inning triumph over the Minnesota Twins in other AL action. Angels 6 Brewers 1 Dave Chalk's first homer of the sea- son'snapped a ,1-1 tie in the sixth and Morris Nettles drove in three runs for the Angels. Ed-Figueroa pitched a four-hitter, hurt only by Darrell Porter's second-inning homer, in 'raising his record to 8-5 while Jim Colborn was the loser, v Rangers 7 Yankees 2 Ferguson Jenkins pitched a three- hitter for his llth victory and Jeff Burroughs drove in three runs with a double and a sacrifice fly as the Rangers dealt Pat Dobson his ninth loss. Jenkins struck out four and walked none as .the Rangers ended their four-game losing streak. Orioles 6 twins 3 Elrod Hendricks hit a three-run homer with two out in the bottom of the 12th, lifting the Orioles to their win over the Twins,. Grant Jackson pitched two scoreless innings to win his third ' game for the Orioles. pro-Kuhn forces pleaded to'Pat Cunningham, legal counsel of the Yankees, and Brad Corbett, the Rangers' principal owner who was phoned in Boca Raton, Fla. • Finally, the Yankees wavered and Texas capitulated too, leaving just Finley 'and Baltimore Orioles' owner Jerold Hoffberger dissenters. Bowie Kuhn had the necessary nine "Yea" votes from the American League, but if he won the game of numbers, he may have lost the war of words with Finley, the always outspoken Oakland A's owner. "It was obscene," Kuhn said in response to his feelings about the entire two-day proceedings. "You can look that up to see exactly means." Kuhn also confirmed that he would have resigned had the matter not been resolved one way or another Thursday. Immediately after Kuhn's remarks to the-press, however, Finley, whp in the early close-door American League meetings had called the commissioner "gutless" among several other uncomplimentary things, leaped up and announced he, too, had some things to say"Not in my room, Charlie," Kuhn bristled. "Thank you, •; Mr..,Commissioner," Finley retorted. 1 ''That just shows some more of your class." Later, Finley expressed his ill-feeling toward Kuhn .even further. "Gentlemen, I'm not embarrassed to tell you that the Oakland A's were one of the two clubs that cast, a vote not to re-elect the commissioner. I like to think we-live in a democratic America and everyone can vote as he chooses." With all the time-consuming haggling and arm-twisting over the Kuhn affair, the owners never did get around: to any serious discussion on solving the vexing problems of player relations,, future franchises in. Seattle, Toronto or' Washington, and, of course, the attend-; ance-choked San Francisco Bay area. Davis Won't Play LATROBE, Pa.'(UPI) - AWOL running back Steve Davis has.told the Pittsburgh Steejer management he no longer wants to play professional football. Steeler President Dan Rooney, who met with Davis for an hour Wednesday when he failed to report to the team's training ; camp, and a team administrator who had a two-hour meeting with Davis, both said Thursday the fourth-year veteran wants to quit football. Bill Nunn, director of Steeler player personnel, who visited Davis' home Thursday, said Davis was not suffering from emotional strain and has not asked to be traded. "He just does not want to play football," Nunn said. Rooney would only say, "Steve's a good football player with,a lot to contribute. We'd like to have him back." "We went around the corner 30 times, I asked him about his obligations to his family and everything," Nunn said. "But it came back to one thing-he doesn't want to play pro football." Rice Names Rendek HOUSTON (UPI) - John Rendek, a former high school basketball coach of the year and a Tulsa University assistant coach the last seven years, Thursday was named assistant to Bob Polk at Rice University. J ury Sti 11 U ndecided I n Dave Forbes tria I MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (UPI) - A jury of five women and seven men today entered its second day of deliberations in the assault" trial of Boston Bruins hockey player Dave Forbes, the first U.S. trial of a hockey player for conduct during a game. Forbes is charged with aggravated assault with a hockey stick on Henry Boucha of the Minnesota North Stars-during a Boston-Minnesota game last Jan, 4. The jury took the case shortly before noon Thursday, but retired at 10 p.m. undecided. . Judge Rolf Fosseen of Hennepin. County District Court instructed the JOE FRAZIER (right) did not seem intimidated by the pocket-sized gorilla which Muhammad AH produced Jo help publicise the heavyweight championship tight between and Krazier set for Manila Oct. 1. "It'll be a killer and a chiller when I get the gorilla In Manila," sayetb the champ.-UPI Photo. . '.'"*• jury to find Forbes innocent or guilty of aggravated assault or assault. Late Thursday afternoon the jury asked Fosseen for further instructions on the legal definition of "aggravated assault." The state has charged that Forbes threatened Boucha and hit, him with his hockey stick during the National Hockey League game. A gash above Boucha's right eye required 25 to 30 stitches to close and he is undergoing treatment for double vision, in the eye. Forbes and Boucha got into a fight early in the game and both were sent to the penalty box. Boucha said while they were in the box Forbes threatened to shove a hockey stick down his throat. The two returned to the ice and a second fight erupted in which Boucha was injured. County Attorney Gary Flakne told the court Forbes continued assaulting Boucha after seeing him bleeding on the ice. But defense attorney Ron Mesh- besher said Forbes was only guilty of "being a fierce competitor in a game of violence." Tanner Tops Martin; Faces Menon Today CHICAGO (UPI) - Top-seeded Roscoe Tanner defeated 18-year-old Billy Martin to win his spot against Sashi Menon in tonight's quarterfinals of the $50,000 Chicago International Tennis Championships. Tanner's 6-1, 5-7, 6-3, victory Thursday night spoiled the NCAA champion's hometown pro debut. Tanner, 23, breezed to an easy opening set victory while the rookirf overcame his jitters. Then Martin eked out a victory in a second set which went into a -12-point tiebreaker before he clinched it, 7-5. The third set was tied at 3-all before Tanner held service for a 4-3 lead and then .broke Martin in the eighth game to take a spot in today's quarterfinals. Dick Stockton of Dallas, Tex., the fourth-seeded player, defeated Vic Amaya of Holland, Mich., 7-6, 6-3, and will meet sixth-seeded Brian Gottfried of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., tonight. Gottfried advanced with a second round win Wednesday night. Menon was a 7-6, 6-4, winner over fellow Californian Bobby Kreiss. '' not make the All-Staf roster despite batting .338, smashed two homers to extend his hitting streak to 14 games and his total homers to 17. Willie Stargell, who also sat x)ut the All-Star break with a .311 average, added his 18th homer for Pittsburgh, while Bruce Kison allowed six hits in 8 2-3 innings and brought his record to 94 after getting ninth-inning relief help from Dave Giusti. All three of the homers came off Andy Messersmith, 12-7, who failed for the fourth start in a row to win his 13th game. Pittsburgh remained 6% games ahead of Philadelphia, which edged Houston 6-5 in 11 innings. • Elsewhere in the NL, New York clipped Atlanta 4-3, Chicago beat San Diego 6-5 and St. Louis blanked San Francisco 1-0. Phils 6, Astros 5 Larry Bowa singled to open the llth inning and came all the way around to score the winning run when Larry Milbourne threw wildly to third on Jay Johnstone's sacrifice bunt to give Philadephia the victory. Doug Rader fielded the bunt and threw to Mil- bourne at first to retire Johnstone and Bowa took off for the unguarded third base and continued home when Milbourne's throw went into left field. Reliever Tug McGraw, 6-4, picked up the victory. Mets 4, Braves 3 Joe Torre's eighth-inning homer broke a 3-3 tie to give the win to New York against losing pitcher Tom House, who hadn't, given up a run in 28 consecutive innings. Clarence Gaston paced the Braves to a 3-0 lead with a homer and a double. The Mets tied the game in the sixth on a leadoff single by Ed Kranepool and back to back homers by Rusty Staub, his llth, and -Dave Kingman, his 16th. Cardinals 1, Giants 0 Ted Simmons doubled in the ninth inning to scqre Bake McBride with the only run of the game as the St. Louis defeated San Francisco, Al Hrabosky, who took over'from John Denny in the 'eighth inning, scored his sixth victory against two losses. Losing pitcher Jim Barr-shut out the Cards on four hits until the ninth Inning. CUBS' JERRY MORALES (24) Is In at third base ahead of tag by San Diego's Hector Torres in the seventh inning of Thursday night's Cubs-Padres game In San Diego. Morales advanced from second to third on a fly ball by Andy Thornton. The Cubs won 6-5.-UPI Photo. Another Shutout For Wilbur; Trillo Paces Cubs Past Padres By United Press International The Chicago White Sox split a doubleheader with the visiting Detroit Tigers Thursday night, winning the opener 4-0 but dropping the nightcap 91. The traveling Cubs downed the San 'Diego Padres 6-5. The Sox got their win on one of Wilbur Wood's best pitching performances in 209 major league starts. Wood, who never has pitched a no- hitter or a one-hitter, threw the third two-hitter of his career and got his second straight shutout in the 4-0 decision in the opener. It was his fourth victory in the last six decisions and his eighth overall against 13 losses. But Larrin LaGrow scattered seven Sox hits in the nightcap and Aurelio Rodriguez drove in four runs with a bases loaded single and a two-base hit which came with runners on first and second base to spark the 9-1 Tigers' win in the nightcap. "Wood and LaGrow were the story," Sox Manager Chuck Tanner said. "We hit and got the runs in the first game and they did in the second. A split isn't bad against one of the hottest clubs in baseball." . Manny trillo was the hero for the Cubs. Trillo drove in three runs, two of them with a bases loaded single in the thjrd inning, and JUck Reuschel won* his sixth game as the Chicago Cubs trimmed the San Diego Padres 6-5. Rick Monday opened the Cub scoring in the second inning with his 10th homer. Trillo got the Cubs their final run in the seventh when he grounded out to first base after Morales had doubled and Monday and Swisher had walked to load the bases, The win was Reuschel's sixth in 16 decisions with Darold Knowles coming on in the ninth. Brent Strom, trying for his third straight victory and sixth in seven decisions, didn't get beyond the third inning and he was-charged.with his third loss. He has won five. The Sox hosted Detroit again tonight, sending Jim Kaat (13-5) against the Tigers' Vern Ruhle (8-5). The Cubs scheduled Bill Bonham (8-6) against the Padres Randy Jones (11-6) at San Diego tonight. Two Share Skeet Lead CHARDON, Ohio - Skeet shooters Robert Schuehle of Chicago and John Satterwhite of Klrkland, Wash., scored first-day 99s Thursday to share the lead in the 15th U. S. International Shooting Championships. The two.veteran international skeet shooters each posted three perfect rounds of 25 before missing a single target apiece in the day's closing round. Baseball Standings By UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL American League East Boston New Ybrk Milwaukee Baltimore Cleveland .Detroit ¥ Oakland Kansas City Chicago Texas California Minnesota w. 51 45 46 42 40 40 West 56 47 41 ' 42 41 39 1. 37 42 43 44 47 48 32 42 46 49 51 49 pet. .580 .517 .517 .488 .460 -.455 .636 .528 .471 .462 .446 .446 g.b. $ 8 * 10% 11 ' _ 9j6 15% 17 17 National League East" Pittsburgh Philadelphia New York St. Louis Chicago Montreal Cincinnati Los Angeles San Francisco San Diego Atlanta . Houston w. 56 50 44 1 43 43 36 West 61 49 41 41 39 33 1. 33 40 42 44 48 48 30 43 48 50 50 60 pet. K*'** .629 .556 .512 .494 .473 .429 .670 .533 .461 .451 .438 .355 Kb 6% 10% /* 12 14 17% _ 12% 19 20 21 29 Thursday's Results 'Calitornia 6 Milwaukee 1 . Chicago 4 Detroit 0, 1st Detroit 9 Chicago 1, 2nd. Boston 8 Kansas City 3 Oakland 6 Cleveland 3 Baltimore 6 Minnesota 3, 12 inns. Texas 7 New York 2 Friday's Games (Raich 5-3) Oakland (Blue 12-7) at Cleveland (Raich 5-3), 7:30 p.m. Minnesota (Corbin 5-6) at Baltimore (Palmer 12-5) Kansas City (Busby 11-7) at Boston (Tiant 12-8) * California (Ryan 10-9) at Milwaukee (Broberg 9-8) New York (Medich 7-11) at Texas (Hands 5-5) Detroit (Ruhle 8-5) at Chicago (Kaat 13-6) Thursday's Results New York 4 Atlanta 3 Montreal 3 Cincinnati 0 Philadelphia 6 Houston 5,11' inns. Chicago 6 San Diego 5 Pittsburgh 5 Los; Angeles 2 St. Louis 1 San Francisco 0 Friday's Games .Houston (Richard 6-4) at Philadelphia (Lonborg 7-6) Cincinnati (Nolan 8-5) at Montreal (Blair 6-9) Atlanta (Morton 10-9) at New York (Seaver 13-5) Pittsburgh (Reuss 10-6) at Los An- r geles (Sutton 13-8) Chicago (Reuschel 5-10) at San Diego (Strom 5-2) St. Loui? (Denny 4-3) at San Francisco (MoMtefusco 7-4)

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