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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 23

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B-6 Alton Evening Telegraph T Cards d LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Dodger pilchrrs n-w have a string of 18 score'ess innings working, thanks to hack-to-back shutout victories by Al Downing Tuesday nicht and Rill Singer's four-hit :',-0 decision over the, St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday night. But it was a shutout by iho Cardinals' Bob Gibson in the opening game of the series Monday evening which gave Singer the idea he might be working too slow. "Gibson pitches fast and doesn't do too bad," Singer said following his first victory in more than a month. "So I tried by pitc doesn't think." The Dodger nine gn before on an 1 In Pills Louis twinigh night in It w shutout major third. J the r forman irsday, August 24. 1972 aw blanks again . It works. Anywny. ng fast like th;it il give mo lime i<> iclory enabled UN- to win five of the ns nn the home staid ley embarked today name, 10-day journey irgh, Chicago and S'. )eginning with n doubleheader Kridav 'ittsburgh. Hie Dodgers' ISlh which is tops in Iho agues, and Singer's- ire important, il was si powerful p.'r- of the season for Hi:'' Los Am;e|es right-hander \\lin won 20 games two ycais ai:.> lnil Ins hem struggling uitli illness and injuries ever s;nce. "1 changed the grip on Iho ball," Singer said, explaininj; his tiinial)oiil. "Actually, I'\e pilched four or five proi'.y good games liul jusl haven't had much luck. 1 figured I'd bctler do somelhing, thou:;h, when 1 cranked up a 12-run job in three innings one day in Atlanta." Singer said the new grip bo- r'me necessary when he couldn't get a firm hold on the ball because of surgery over the winter on the index fimrer of his pitching hand. Singer, who has had trouble getting started, almost ran into (rouble in the, first inning Wednesday night when he walked Lou Brock. Ted Siz- omorc singled him to thirl with no one out. But Bernie Carbo flied to Willie Davis in center and Sizemore was doubled off first. The Dodgers came up with a run against loser Don Durham, 1-6, in the first inning on singles by Mannv Mota and Davis and Wcs Parker's sacrifice fly. Moia and Davis then each singled home a run in the seventh when they chased Durham. Shocked Big Red face Oilers in exhibition By MICHAEL A. LUT7 HOUSTON (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals, shocked by the sudden death of defensive coach Chuck Drulis, try to concentrate on football in the Astrodome tonight against the Houston Oilers in an exhibition football game. Drulis collapsed and died Wednesday on the charter flight from St. Louis to Houston. The plane landed at Little Rock, Ark., where Drulis was pronounced dead. Record field expected for trap finals VANDALIA. Ohio (AP)— The pace changed today in the 73rd annual Grand American Trapshooting Tournament as the first of. the world's two largest handicap events was scheduled. Officials of the Amateur Trapshooting Association said they expected a record field of 2.400 to take part in the Preliminary Handicap and as vnajry as 3,100 in the Grand American, scheduled Friday. In the handicap events, the "unknown" shooters who very seldom win trapshooting events take the limelight. In the Wednesday Clay Target Championship of America, two stars of the trapline walked off with top honors. The men's championship was won by Wallace Irwin, 45, of Spartansburg, S.C., who calls himself "a real old duck hunter." The women's title went to Nadine Ljutic, 44, of Yakima, Wash., who is the wife of a gunsmith. Recreation results ALTON SENIOR CHURCH LEAGUE Brown St. 9, St. Pat's 5 St. Mary's 14, Faith Luth. 3 St. Matthew's 11, St. Peter £ Paul 2 Main St. 9, Sanford Ave. Bapt. 7 College Ave. 43. First Christian 8 12th St. 11, Cherry St. 4 Victory Gn. won forfeit from 1st Pres. Bethany 8. Metro U. M. 7 UAB 14, Calvary Bapt. 7 Drulik was attended on the plane by team physician Dr. Fred Reynolds. The i;ame will feature quar- tcrbacils for both teams trying Berths. Car Gary Cardinal Jim who c ime to trad a started to nail down starling d i n a 1 Coach Bob Hollow ly will open with either Cuozzo or veteran Hart. Cuozzo, the Cards in from Minnesota, has all three St. Louis games Houston Coach Bill Peterson is expected to counter with second year quarterback Lynn Dickey, who is challenging Dan Pastorini, also a the sta Hollojway also has Tim Van Galder to consider in selecting a starting quarterback. Van Galder took command with .ft. Louis trailing 13-0 second-year man, foiling Oiler job. against Denver and produced 17 second half points Tor a 17-13 victory. Elsewhere, Jerry Shay, a former defensive iackle with three NFL teams, signed Wednesday with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. Shay was drafted by Minnesota in lOfiO, then was traded to Atlanta and later to the New York Giants. The Washington Redskins announced the activation of four players for their Friday night exhibition against the Detroit Lions. The four, formerly on the injured list, are defensive end Jimmy Jones, running back Jeff Jordan, linebacker Rocky Rosema and offensive tackle George Starkc. The 'Skins also asked waivers on linebackers Steve Furrughelli and Glynn Tucker Hollway mourns lo>ss of Drulis ST. lLOUIS (AP) — Bob Hollowjay, coach of the St. Louis football Cardinals described' the death Wednesday afternoon of Charles ' ' C h j c k " Drulis, team defensive coach, "a tremerdous loss to our operat Drul heart Red's exhibit Oilers' on." s died of an apparent ittack aboard the Big light to Houston for an on game against the onight. He was 54. "He was a man who gave so much time to the Car- dinals.j Well, you can't evaluate a loss that great," said Holloway who took over as hea^i coach last year. Dmjis, who coached Cardinals for the past his 2!( years in the began | his pro career guard jwith the Chicago Bears in 1942 after being named to the all-Eiist team at Temple University. ' " y serving three years in the 16 of NFL, as a the Army, he rejoined the Bears in 1945 and went to Green bay in 1948. He served as a playing coach there during 1950 and became a full-time coach with the Packers in 1951. Before joining the Cardinals in Chicago in 1956, he coached defensive backs at Philadelphia for two years beginning in 1954. An attempt to 1'evive the veteran coach was made by Dr. Fred Reynolds, team physician who was aboard the plane. Drulis, who suffered a previous heart attack about ten years ago, was dead as the charter flight made an unscheduled stop at Little Rock Ark. He is survived by his wife, Dale, and two sons. Funeral arrangements were not yet completed. Prep grid playpf f s on IHSA discussion slate CHICAGO (AP) —t A series of "town meetings" will be held throughout Illinois this fail to discuss a proposed five- class, state high school championship football playoff. Harry Fitzhugh, executive secretary of the Illinois High School Association, disclosed Wednesday that the group's Board of Directors decided to present the plan to IHSA member principals. This will follow discussions on the pro]K)sed multi-class tourney, directed by Fitzhugh, among principals, athletic directors and coaches at the "town meetings" this fall. An IHSA spokesman said that after the statewide discussions, principals will be asked to respond" to the proposed playoff plan, perhaps in a referendum. The pldii, prepared by a special 18 member committee and revk-wed by the IHSA board in a Aug. 17-18 meeting at DuQuoin, II!.. basically calls for classificiation of enrollments among conference and non-conference schools. A conference m e m b e r school's classification will lie determined by the average tnrollmeiu of schools in the conference. Non-coni'tivnee schools will be classified on the busjs of their own enrollment Each conference champion will be automatically qualified to participate in the playoffs. On (i point basis system, addition^il teams will be selected from non-conference schools and (|onftrence ninnersup to complete 16-team brackets for each pf the five classes. For each class cham- pionsljip, 15 games will be playeip on four date.s during a thrfe-week period after the ninth week of the football seaso|i. CHUCK DRULIS FOR SALE CAR STARTER BEAR PORTA ALIGNMENT MACHINE STAR BRAKE SHOP & LININGS KING SCOPE with CABINET FESSLER CONOCO Elm & Alby Alton, HI. 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Putting active players in the Hall of Fame was only one of several ideas Lane suggested to add zest to baseball. H e also recommended relieving pitchers, who "aren't like other athletes," of batting chores by shortening the batting order to eight men. "Let's face it," Lane said, pitchers are "some kind of freaks. "They stand up there and throw the ball 150 or 200 times a game at 90 to 100 miles an hour... You can't expect them to hit, too." Lane said electing active players to the Hall of Fame would boost attendance since the inducted players would be tremendous drawing cards. Besides, Lane said, "There's no question about some ballplayers that they're going to be in the Hall of Fame. Willie Mays could have been named in 1961 if he wasn't still playing. Everybody knew Stan Musial was going to make it. Golf Notes WOOD RIVER WOMEN Nancy Lawson, Jean Ulrich and Billie Bradford won low gross, low net and the event of the Wood River Women's Golf Association Wednesday. Lawson was the championship flight winner; Ulrich the second and Bradford the third, Low gross was the event. Roger Nelson, Kansas Cify Royals pitcher, in action as ho pitched the Royals to a one-hit, 3-0 shutout over the Boston Red Sox. Nelson had a no-hitter going until the top of the eighth when Ben Ogilvie hit. a three-two pitch into right field for a single. (AP Wirephoto) Finished Wall PANELING Second annual golf tourney date set The Wood River Township Chamber of Commerce second annual golf play day will be held Sept. 20 at Belk Park golf Course, it was announced today. The mens event will be open to all chamber members and members of service clubs throughout the greater Alton- Wood River Metroplex, ac- cording to L. Allen Klope, chairman of the event. The play day tournament will be made up of teams, who will compete for trophies and prizes. Trophies and prizes also will be given for the low net, low gross, longest drive and closest to the hole. The Calaway Handicap system will be used for the event. Following the tournament, the trophies and prizes will be awarded a. a dinner at the Lewis and Clark Restaurant in East Alton. A highlight of the day will be the appearance of Playboy bunnies, who will present complimentary golf gai's to the golfers as they tee off. CHICAGO (AP) — Superstar Bobby Hull has filed suit against his former team, the Chicago Black Hawks, perhaps forcing a legal showdown between the long- established National Hockey League aticl the new World Hockey Association. The suit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court, challenges the NHL's "reserve clause," contending that it violates the Sherman A n t i - T r u s t Act and monopolizes professional hockey. Hull, who jumped from the NHL's Black Hawks to the Winnipeg Jets of the WHL, said the reserve clause would prevent him from playing with the team of his choice, the Jets, which gave him a $2.75 million contract for signing. Hull's action followed a suit filed Friday by the Hawks charging Hull with violating Jiis NHL contract by signing with the Jets. When the Hawk suit was filed, Hawk President William Wirtz said the action not only sought the return of Hull but was done for the good of the NHL. The Hawk suit was filed in Circuit Court but was trans- ftrred Wednesday to the federal court, which handles antitrust cases. The two suits now will be dovetailed in a hearing before Judge William .1. Lynch, probably in September. Hull's countersuit asks un- specified triple monetary damages and requests the court to declare the NHL reserve clause a violation of the Sherman Act. It charges that NHL teams have entered into a "com- to i<n a t i o n , conspiracy and agreement ... to prevent Hull and other players from playing professional hockey ... for any professional hockey team" outside the NHL. In a statement about the matter, Hull said: "I just want to play hockey, and I am disappointed that the Black Hawks have chosen to take their action against me and my family. "I want to play for Winnipeg and I intend to take whatever steps are necessary to meet my commitments to the Jets ..." Hull's suit asserts that the veteran NHL scoring great was under exclusive control of the Hawks sinct he was a 12-yearold Canadian amateur player. In its attack on the reserve clause, Hull's suit is reminiscent of the one filed by baseball player Curt Flood. Flood attacked the baseball reserve clause but lost after a engthy court fight. However, Jerome- H. Tors h e n , Hull's attorney, maintained that there is no similarity between the Hull and Flood cases because hockey, unlike baseball, has always been considered a sport and does not have an antitrust exemption. 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