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B-8 Alton Evening Telegraph Thursday, August 31,1972 Roberto and Rose match two records By HERSCHEl. NISSENSON AP Sports Writer Records ar? made to be broken, hut for tlic time boing Pittsburgh's Roberto Clemente and Ciiu-innnli's Pete Rose wil] have to set Me for tics. Clemente singled twice in the Pirates' 11-0 romp ovor San Diogo Wednesday night and tied Honus Wagner's club mark of 2,970 career hits. Rose managed one single in the Reds' 4-2 triumph over the New York Mets and ma t c Ii e d Vada Pinson's Cincinnati record of 1,881 hits. Elsewhere in the National League. Houston downed Philadelphia 5-3. the Chicago Cubs edged Ixis Angeles 9-8 on Jim Hickman's llth-inning home run, San Francisco nipped St. Louis 3-2 and •Montreal shaded Atlanta 3-2. • "I don't worry about NATIONAL LEAGUE East W. L. Pet. G.B. Pittsburgh 77 46 .626 — Chicago 67 57 .540 10<A New York 63 58 .521 J3 St. Louis 60 63 .488 17 Montreal 57 65 .467 19V4 Philadelphia 44 78 .361 32</ West Cincinnati 78 46 .620 — Houston 71 54 .568 7V4 Los Angeles 65 57 .533 12 Atlanta 57 69 .452 22 San Francisco 56 70 .4-14 23 San Diego 46 78 .371 32 Wednesday's Results Chicago 9. Los Angeles 8, 11 innings Pittsburgh 11, San Diego 0 Montreal 3, Atlanta 2 Cincinnati 4, New York 2 Houston 5, Philadelphia 3 San Francisco 3, St. Louis 2 Thursday's Games Los Angeles (Osteen 14-9) at Chicago (Reuschel 5-5) Philadelphia (Twltchell 3-6) at Houston (Dierker 13-7), N Only games scheduled Friday's Games San Diego at Chicago San Francisco at Pittsburgh, N Philadelphia at Atlanta. N New York at Houston. N Los Angeles at St. Louis, N Only games scheduled AMERICAN LEAGUE East W. L. Pet. G.B. Baltimore 67 57 .540 — Detroit 67 57 .540 — Boston 64 58 .525 2 New York 65 59 .524 2 Cleveland 58 66 .468 9 Milwaukee 48 75 .390 18ft West Oakland 73 51 .589 — Chicago 71 52 .577 1% Minnesota 61 60 .504 10V4 Kansas City 60 62 .492 12 California 56 67 .455 Kitf Texas -13 75 .395 24' Wednesday's Results Boston 4. Chicago 2 New York 3. Texas 1 Kansas City 6, Milwaukee 2 Minnesota 7, Baltimore 1 California 4, Detroit 1 Oakland 2, Cleveland 0 Thursday's Games Texas (Hand 10-8) at New York (Peterson 131-3) Kansas City (Jackson 1-0) at Milwaukee (Lockwood 6-10). N Detroit (Coleman 14-11) at California (Ryan 14-12). N Only games scheduled Friday's Games Chicago at New York, N Kansas City at Boston, N Cleveland at Minnesota, N Milwaukee at Texas. N Detroit at Oakland. N Baltimore at California, N Major League Htn .341; B.Williams. Cht, .340. RUNS^-Morgan, Cln, 107; Bonds, Sf RUNS BATTED IN— Stargell, Puh, 103; Colbert. SD, 96. HITS— IB. Williams. Chi, Ibl; Brock. StL-. 15-8. DOUBLES — Cedeno, Htn, 31, B.Williams, Chi, 30; Montancz. P TRU>LES— Rose, Cin, 10; Bown, P1 H'OME r RUNS— Colbert, SD. 36; '•STOLEN 8 BASES — Brock, StL., 51; Cedeno, Htn, 47. ... PITCHING (11 Decisions) — Nolan," Cin . 14-3. - 823. 1.93 Marshall. Mon. 14-4. .777. 1.57. STRIKEOUTS— Carlton. Phi. 259; Seaver, NY, 186. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING (300 at bats)— D.Allen, Cbl, .318; Carew, Mln, ' 3 RUNS— Murcer. NY. 82; D.Allen. Ch RU 8 NS BATTICD IN— D.AUen, Cln, !£: Murcer, NY, 7ti. HITS— Rudi, Oak, 151; Plnlclla, KC. 143. DOUBLES— Piniella, KC. 29: Murcer. NY, 26; Rudi. Oak. 26. TRIPLES— Fisk, Bsn, 8; Rudi, Oak. 8; Murcer. NY, 7. HOME RUNS— D.Allen, Chi, 32; Murcer, NY, 24. STOLEN BASES— D. Nelson, Tex. 37; Campaneris. Oak, 34. PITCHING (11 Decisions) — Kaat, Mm, 10-2. .833, 2.06 Palmer, Bal, 18-6, .750, 1.78 Odom. Oak, 12-4, .750. 2. OH. STRIKEOUTS— N.Ryan, C a I , 233; I.olich, Del, 199. records," Clemente said. "All my life I just play the game Uie best I can. I didn't even know I was close to Wagner. The people who keep the statistics never tell me anything." The people in the stands at Thre Rivers Stadium told Clemente something when they gave him a standing ovation. "Everybody started cheering," Clemente said, "but I didn't know why. I didn't know what was going on until I looked at the Scoreboard and saw the message. When I singled in the first inning, the second base umpire (Ed Sudol) told me, 'If you get another base hit it looks like I'll have to give you the ball.' I wondered what he was taking about." In addition to Clcmente's two .singles, Dave Cash hit a t h r e e r u n homer, Willie Stargell slammed a solo homer and Manny Sanguillen drove in three runs with a pair of singles. Bruce Kison blanked the Padres on six hits. Cincinnati's Rose also received a standing ovation, but said he wasn't aware of it. "Did they stand up for me?" he asked. "I didn't realize it. I just saw my family standing and I thought someone was standing in front of them. My son (Pete Jr., age 2#) told me I'd get the record tonight." The Mets took a 2-1 lead on Dave Marshall's seventh- inning homer but the Reds rallied for three in their half on' singles by Tony Perez, Denis Menke and Hal McRae and Joe Hague's two-ran double. Philadelphia's 21-game winner Steve Carlton held Houston hitless until Tommy Helms' fifth-inning single touched off a two-run rally. Helms scored on Larry Howard's double and Howard tallied on Roger Metzger's Infield chopper. Bob Watson singled another run across in the sixth before Carlton left for a pinch hitter. Chicago's Hickman socked his game-winning homer on a 3-2 pitch from Los Angeles relief ace Jim Brewer. The Cubs wiped out a 6-1 deficit in the third inning, which included two of the four wild pitches uncorked by Dodger hurlers. Jose Cardenal also homered for Chicago. San Francisco jumped on Bob Gibson for two runs and a 3-1 lead in the ninth inning on a walk and singles by Ken Henderson, Dave Rader and Tito Fuentes to beat St. Louis. Gibson and Bernie Carbo homered for the Cardinal runs. Montreal scored in all sorts of ways to beat Atlanta. The Expos got a run in the first inning off Phil Niekro on a single, two wild pitches and a passed ball, Ron Woods homered in the second and singles by winning pitcher Ernie McAnally, Tim Foli and Ken Singleton produced the winning run in the eighth. Ralph Garr and Earl Williams homered for the Braves. Gold medal shooter Tigers pick up slugger Howard DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers announced today the purchase of Frank Howard, slugging outfielder- first baseman from the Texas Rangers for an undisclosed cash price. A spokesman for the Tigers said that because Howard will not join the team until Friday, he will not be eligible to play in any American Ix?ague playoff series or World Series competition. STOCK CAR RACES . STOCK CAR RACING Friday Night, Sept, 1st BIG LABOR DAY SPECIAL e Late Models e First Time This Year 50 Laps on The High Bank • </4 MILE TRACK • See Larry Phillips and many more top drivers try to beat Wib Spalding Track Champion. AIJ.M1S.S1ON: ADl.'I.'I'S i3Mi. CHIl.DKt.N :Vj..Competing for Top Mon«y TRI CITY SPEEDWAY GRANITE CITY, ILL. American marksman John Writer, 27, of Chicago, III., takes aim to win a gold medal in the three-position small bore rifle event of the Olympic Games shoo!ing competition at the Hochbruck range, outside Munich, Wednesday. He scored 1.166 of a possible 1.200 from the prone, kneeling ami standing positions. (AP Wire- photo) Gibson would swap ST. LOUIS (AP) - The San Francisco Giants, who had been beaten by Cardinal aci Bob Gibson in 10 games since September 1968, broke the hex with a 3-2 victory over St. Louis Wednesday night. "Any time you can beat that guy you got to feel ext~a good," said Giants' right- hander Jim Willoughby (4-1) of Gibson. Even in defeat, Gibson matched the National League strikeout high of 14 this season, and he struck out every Giant starter. He also connected with his fifth homer this season and his 22nd fnr his career making him number one among active pitchers in that category. "Gibson may be close to 37 but he still amazes me every time he gets out there," said Giants coach Joe Amalfitann. "He's one guy I'd pay 10 watch," he said. Gibson was disconsolate after the game even though he was reminded about the number of strikeouts. "I'd trade those M strikeouts for a win any time," said Gibson who was denied his 16th win but picked up instead his eighth loss. Giants Manager Charley Fox was pleased wita Willoughby's performance, and said the club will be a threat next year with upcoming young pitching. The victory lifted the Giants to a 31-30 road record. They are 25-40 at Candlestick Park. The Cardinals' two runs came on Gibson's homer and another by Bernie Carbo, his sixth, but those were all th* Red Birds could manage off Willoughby who allowed seven hits. Gibson threw a no-hitter against the Giants in seven of the nine frames, but the six singles he gave up were disastrous. The Giants put together three-singles in the second for one run.and rattled the ba's with three singles in the .ninth for two more runs to outlast the Red Birds. Carbo's homer in the Cards' half of the ninth was not enough to make up the difference and Willoughby squared his accounts with the fourth- place Cardinals after he had been beaten in San Francisco two weeks ago. S.F. (3) Player AB R H Bonds 400 Howarth Speler 0 0 _.-— 3 1 0 H end'son 411 4 1 2 CARDS (2>> Player AB R H Brock 400 Slzemore 402 Carbo 4 1 1 Torre 401 Simmons 400 Melendez 302 Anderson 300 Crosby Gibson 300 3 1 1 Rader Kingman 4 0 1 Fuentes 4' 0 I Gallagher 2 0 1 McCovey 100 Wlllo'by 300 'Totals 33 3 6 Totals 32 2 7 Inning: 123456789 RHE S. F. 010000002—360 CARDS 000001001—2 7 0 Illinois eager Yanks 9 leader MUNICH (AP) - Doug Collins of Illinois Stale University supplied key baskets that put the United States basketball team in the lead to stay late in a 61-54 Olympics victory over Brazil Wednesday. Collins, a 6-6 guard, shared U.S. scoring heroics in one of the U.S. team's toughest Olympics tests with two other guards, Tom Henderson of New York and Ed Ratleff of Long Beach State. Collins' two jumpers put the Americans ahead 46-45,, and 48-47 with eight minutes left. He scored 11 points in all. Ratleff scored six of the Americans' last eight points. Henderson led American scoring with 12 points against the Brazilian team that won the Pan-American games last year when the United States was eliminated by Cuba. U.S. teams have never lost an Olympics basketball game. This year's team is the only undefeated one in toe current Olympiad. John Writer of Clarendon Hills, 111., won the gold medal in small-bore rifle competition Wednesday, setting a world and Olympic record of 1,168 out of a possible 1,200. The 27-year-old lieutenant in the Array Reserve was the silver medalist in this event four years ago in Mexico City. Finished Wall PANELING DEER TRAIL LAKE Corner of Seminary Rd. & Godfrey-Fostorburg Kd. • Baas e C. Cat • Carp ;; 1 1 This Wk's BANKROLLS! $100 HUE FISHING! "?SW« FEATURING • CHANNEL CAT • CARP • BULLHEADS We Now Maintain V 4 Million Lbs. Off Stock! (•" * LAST WEEK'S BANKROLLS WINNER: it ' | NO WINNER — CARD NOT PUNCHED. Olympics mix feelings By BOB JOHNSON MUNICH (AP).~ It was the best of days for one sharpshooter. It was very nearly the worst of days for 10 others. It was the bitterest of days for one high flyer. It was the sweetest of days for another. "I don't spend 30 hours a week at a hobby," John Writer said Wednesday after winning the three-posttion small bore riflery and setting a bit of American Olympic history. "This is a sport. Real competition." By winning the gold medal at these 20th Summer Games, the 27-year-old Chicago marksman gave the United States its second shooting medal, the first time the United States has won more than one in the traditionally European-dominated sport. Writer scored a world and Olympic record 1,166 points out of a possible 1,200 in the prone, kneeling and standing positions. And the United States got its third shooting medal when Lanny Bassham of Comanche, Tex., an Army marksmanship instructor at Ft. Benning, Ga., got .the silver, finishing behind Writer with 1,157 points. V i c Auer of North Hollywood, Calif., had gotten America's first shooting medal of the Games on Monday, taking a silver in the small-bore prone competition. The 10 other sharpshooters are known collectively as the U.S. basketball team, whose supremacy of the game in the Olympics very nearly came to an end Wednesday. "We needed a game like this where we had to come from behind," Coach Hank Iba said of his kids after they rallied from seven points down in the second half to pull out a 61-54 triumph over Brazil. The victory was the fourth for the Yanks, now undefeated in 59 contests stretching back to the 1936 Berlin Games, when the sport was introduced to Hie Olympics. The bitter highflyer was Bob Seagren, - America's premiere pole vaulter, angered over what he called "obviously a political decision" on the part of the International Amateur Athletic Federation to outlaw his green vaulting pole for the Games. The pole, with a newer weave of fiberglass than the old ones, came out last year and Seagren, rebounding from knee surgery, used it to set his world record of 18 feet 5% inches. After he set the record last month, the IAAF banned tht pole saying it hadn't been available for world-wide use. On Monday, the IAAF reversed itself, reinstating the pole. On Wednesday the federation reversed itself again. "It's a personal vendetta against me and against America," said the angry Segren of Monterey Park, Calif. Seagren got a bit of good news—and Sweden a bit of disastrous news—when it was announced that his stiffest competitor for the gold, KJell Isaksson, would not compete because of groin and leg injuries. The happiest high-flyer was Vladimir Vasin, a Moscow University economics student who won the gold in springboard diving, ending a 60-year U.S. domination of the three-meter event. "For years the Americans have been the best divers in the world," said the handsome 25 year-old Russian, "But now we have come to the conclusion that they are not gods and that we can compete with them." Craig Lincoln of Hopkins, Minn., rallied from sixth place on his final two dives to win the bronze behind Italy's Franco Cagnotto. In the four swimming finals, the United States wound up with one gold, two silvers and a bronze. That, along with the rest of the day's competition, gave America 22 medals thus far- seven gold, nine silver and six bronze. Second in the standings is East Germany with 15 medals, five of them gold. Four U.S. gals combined to get the lone water gold, winning the women's 400-meter freestyle relay in a world- record time of 3:55.19. Shirley Babashoff of Fountain Valley, Calif., was the heroine as she covered the final 100 meters in a sizzling 58.18 seconds to overtake East German anchor swimmer Kornelia Ender. Ahead of Miss Babashoff IB the relay were Sandy Neilson of El Monte, Calif., Jennifer Kemp of Cincinnati and Jane Barkman of Wayne, Pa. One silver went to Tim McKee of Newton Square, Pa., who finished an Incredible two-thousandths of * second behind Gunnar Larsson of Sweden in the men's 400-meter Individual medley. Both were clocked in 4:31.98 and the computer had to carry the time an extra digit to provide a victor. It was Larsson, 4:31.981 to McKee's 4:31.983. The other silver and the bronze both came in the men's 100-meter breaststroke. Nobutaka Taguchi of Japan won the gold with a world- record 1:04.91 clocking while Tom Bruce of Sunnyvale, Calif., came in second and John Hencken of Santa. Clara, Calif., third. Only in the women's 400- meter freestyle were the U.S. swimmers shout out. Shane Gould, Australia's 15-year-old sensation, won her second gold of the Games with her second world-record performance, winning in 4:19.04. 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