Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 1, 1972 · Page 14
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Alton Evening Telegraph Friday, September 1,1972 Spitz could become all-time greatest medalist By BOB JOHNSON MtlNlCH (AP) - "I'm very fhHlted--yes, I'm proud," Stark Spitz said after beating the clock twice to become the greatest swimmer In Olympic history. But there was no joy for Edffle Hart and Ray Robinson. The clock had beaten them, Spitz, America's human torpedo from Garmichael, Calif., churned to glory with a wotid«record clocking of 54.27 seconds in the 100-meter butterfly for his fourth gold medal of these 20th Summer Games. And barely an hour later, he won his unparalleled fifth, anchoring the United States' victorious 800-meter freestyle relay team. It brought him within two of his unspoken but deter- mined goal of an unheard of seven golds here. Spitz 1 five golds broke the record of four in the swims held by such Olympians as Johnny Weismuller and Don Schollander. And it equalled the Olympic record of five won by any competitor. Italian fencer Nedo Nadi did it, in 1920. He goes after No. 6 Sunday in the 100-meter freestyle. The climax comes Monday in 'he 400-meter medley relay—or will it? "If I win the 100." Spitz casually remarked after his remarkable performance, "I might not swim in the 400. I'd rather win six of six than take a chance on six of seven." To this his coach and coach of the U.S. women's team, Shertn Chavoor, replied: "If he drops out of one, I'll break his damned neck." The only things broken as far as Hart and Robinson were concerned were their hearts. They won't have a chance to break any records here because of a monumental scheduling foul- up that threatens U.S. domination of track and field's sprints. Everybody, it seems, was blaming everybody else Thursday after Robinson, of Lakeland, Fla., and Hart, from Pittsburg, Calif., were so late arriving at the stadium that they missed their 100-meter dash heats. Robert Taylor of Houston was late, too, but he managed to rip off his sweat suit, jump into his shoes and onto the starting blocks and, without a warmup, qualify for the semifinals in his heat. Sprint Coach Dan Wright initially took the blame. "I gave them the wrong time. It was my fault," he said, explaining he had told his carges the heats began not at 4:15 p.m. but at 7p.m. Several hours later, though, American officials called a news conference and, displaying an apparently outdated schedule book, said the fault lay with the German Olympic organizers, who, the U.S. speakers insisted, had provided the wrong times. But Hans Klein, Olympic Press Chief, and one of his aides, Ulrich Pabst, responded by producing a track schedule showing the events set up to run in the sequence in which they were conducted. That schedule, dated Sept. 20, 1971, was mailed to all Olympic officials within a few days of publication, they said—and Klein, commenting on Wright's statement that the U.S officials could not obtain an up-to-date schedule, replied: "I guess that's a good one—but why were all the others there?" Spitz' performance in the 100-meter butterfly, in which he beat out Canadian silver medalist Bruce Robertson and bronze winner- Jerry Heidenreich of Dallas, was a personal triumph—but he saved his kudos for his relay teammates, particularly Steve Center of Lakekwood, Calif. Center gave Spitz a 15- meter head start on the an- chor after heroically wiping out a seven-meter lead held by West Germany at the halfway mark. "His 200 meters today," Spitz said of Center, "was one of the most outstanding swims I've ever seen. Steve has to go down as pretty tough, especially after what he went through." What Center . had gone through, just one week ago, was surgery for a collapsed lung. In other U.S. track events, meanwhile, Munich-born Frank Shorter set an American record in the 10,000 meters as he qualified < with a third-place time of 27 minutes 58.2 seconds. Larry Young was the best U.S. finisher in the 20- kilometer walk, coming in 10th, and Willye White was llth in the women's long jump with 20 feet 7 Inches. Defending champion line Manning Jackson America's top female hope for a gold, qualified meter run and overcoming an qualified in his trial. The United Stat best showing ever with three golds, and a bronze. "I in the 800- Eave Wottle, ailing knee, 800 meter medals, ov es made its in wrestling two silvers iredicted six ;rjoyed U.S. rrtl of New mama returns to U. S. Open By CAUSEWELL VAUGHAN FOREST HILLS, N.Y. (AP^ -- "Big mama is back." That's how the public relations team at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships is billing the return of Margaret Smith Court to the tennis world. What they've neglected to say is that she's back bigger and better than before. Mrs. Court took 13 months off the circuit to have a baby. She returned in July and her string of successes since then started when she helped the Australian team beat United States women in the Bonne Bell Cup. Her most recent tournament win came just last Sunday when she beat Billie Jean King in the finals of a Virginia Slims tournament. Today she continues her quest for a seventh U.S. Open crown, unprecedented in the history of the tournament. But since she goes against unranked Janice Metcalf of Claremont, Calif., the spotlight will again fall on the men. Stan Smith of Sea Pines, S.C., the top-seeded defending champ and Wimbledon winner, meets New York's Clark Graebner, the third- ranking USLTA men's player. Smith had a tough four-set win in the first round against 15-year-old Billy Martin of Los Verdes, Calif., while Graebner is out to avenge an openin ground loss in last week's Eastern Grass Courts. Also seeing second round action will be third-seeded Bod Laver of Australia, the 1969 titleholder, and Arthur Ashe of Miami, who took the crown as an amateur in 196S. Mrs. Court won her firrt title in 1962 and is now seeded fifth. Thursday she blasted Pat Pretorius of South Africa, 6-0, 6-1, in a preliminary round as none of the tournament's top-seeded women gave any quarter to their opponents. Thursday Ashe beat Pakistan's Haroom Rahim, 6-3, 63, 4-6, 7-6, in a match muci closer than the score indicates. and gold Bruce Robertson, left , of Vancouver, day. Spitz won the gold and Robertson B.C., chats with Mark Spitz of the U.S. the silver. (AP Wirephoto via cable after the 100-meter butterfly swim at from Munich) the Olympic Games in Munich, Thurs- GREEN BAY, Wise. - With several training camp questions still to be answered, the St. Louis Football Cardinals start the final two games of the pre-season schedule here Saturday against the Green Bay Packers in the annual Bishop's Charity game. Kickoff at Lambeau fie'M will be at 8 p.m. CDT with live radio and television coverage in St. Louis. Bob Starr and Joe Pollack will be at the microphones on KMOX Radio with Bob Buck and John McMahon announcing the telecast on KMOX-TV The Big Red will take a 2-2 pre-season record into the game, against the Packers, who boosted their mark to o-l Sunday night with a 10-7 victory over the Chicago Bears on rookie Chester Marcol's 40-yard field go:il with 13 seconds remaining. Also included in the Packer win column is a 14-13 decision over the Miami Dolphins. Besides trying to clear the .500 mark, the Cardinals wil 1 be out to regroup their defense, which after three straight excellent showings, faltered last Thursday as Houston ' outscored the Big Red, 33-24. In that game, the defense allowed 461 yards with 230 coming through the air. However, the Big Red played without three injured starters — defense linemen Fred Heron and Ron Yankovvski and corner Miller Farr. He r on and Fair, however, are expected to see action Saturday night. Head Coach Bob Hollway is looking to the Packer game as a chance for a final view a Big Red hopefuls ' for starting berths at several open positions. "In our final pre-season game next week, we hope to start the team that will be opening the regular season as well," Hollway said. "We have some injuries that, of course, will cloud the picture, but we fed the results from the Green Bay game should help us make some decisions." Positions still not filled as yet include quarterback, running back and wide receiver on offense and the line and linebackers on defense. At quarterback, veterans Gary Cuozzo and Jim Hart and rookie Tim Van Galder continue their battle. Cuozzo, who completed 12 of 17 passes for 136 yards and two touch- Banks bypassed by Cubs CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs have chosen to bring up a minor league player to bolster their infield rather than to activate Ernie Banks, shutting the door on chances that Banks could play should the Cubs reach the National League playoffs. The team announced Thursday it acquired the. contract of Al Montreuil, a 5-foot-4 utility infielder, from their Wichita farm team. He joins the team effective today, and with him the Cubs roster is at the maximum of 40. It had been rumored that Banks, now a first-base coach, would have been ac- downs against Houston, has seen the most action of the three, a half or more in each of the first four games. Hart and Van Galder, bothered by shoulder and bruised rib injuries respectively, have each played less than a game. Newcomers Donny , Anderson, making his first appearance in Green Bay after being traded by the Packers to St.. Louis, and Leon Burns, still are lead'ng in the running back derby, while at wide receiver, Mel Gray and new faces Walker Gillette and Bobby Moore are battling for the two starting spots. On defense, Heron, Bob Rowe and Chuck Walker still hold down the tackle positions, but the end slots particularly with Yankowskl sidelined with a knee injury are open. At linebacker, Jamie Rivers, Mike McGill and Mark Arneson all have played in the middle, while Terry Miller and Rick Ogle have renewed their battle fo- the right side berth. Touch football tivated were the Cubs in contention for the National League East title. But the team is in second place, 10^ games behind Pittsburgh. Players added to the roster after 1:01 a.m. CDT today meeting Tuesday are not eligible to participate in playoff games. Manager Whitey Lockman said injuries to second- basemen Glenn Beckert and Paul Popovich meant the Cubs needed a man to play that position. Montreuil hit .272 in 90 games for Wichita with six home runs and 34 RBIs. LUMBER DEER TRAIL LAKE Corner of Seminary lid. & Godfrey-Fosterburg; K4. • Bass • C. Cat • Carp S Coach William Fs York crowed, "bit that was to psyche the team up. This is beyond our wildest hopes!" One of the go ds went to Dan Gabln of Wajerloo, Iowa, in the 149.5-pourd class. It climaxed three years of three- a-day practices ! without a miss. "This is [undoubtedly the happiest moment of my life," Gable said. Wayne Wells, a 27-year-oH Norman Okla, lawyer, also won a gold in the 163-pound class while Ben Peterson of Comstock, Wis., got his In the 198-pound class. "Great, great!" Ben cheered, hugging his brother, John, who earl'?r had nabbed a silver In the 181-pound division. Tough Russians dominated the event as expected, taking five golds. One of them went to the superheavyweight Alex Medved, his third straight Olympic gold. When he'd won it, the 280-pound 24-year-old Russian dropped to his knees, kissed the mat and announced his retirement. "Now I'm going to go hunting," he said. In boxing, Ray Scales of Tacoma, Wash., won a light welterweight decision over East Germany's Ulrich Beyer and flyweight Tim Dement of Bossier City, La., easily beat AH Gharbi of Tunisia. In water polo, the undefeated, California-recruited U.S. team won Its fifth game, defeating defending champion Yugoslavia 5-3 to advance to the finals and give America Its first solid shot at a medal since the bronze won in 1932. America's soccer team wasn't as successful, though. West Germany belted the Yanks 7-0 to finish first in the final Group 1 standings. The Americans, who failed to score a goal in their thfree games, and managed only a scoreless tie against Malaysia, finished last. Three American boats, the pairs with and without cox- wain and the first U.S. national'eight-oar crew, made it to the finals of the Olympic . regatta. Yanks onfyl. 5games back Cardinals face Green Bay Persons interested in entering teams in the City Open Touch Football League should submit their $55 entry and $10 forfeiture fees at a meeting Tuesday at the Alton Recreation Center in ROCK Spring Park. The meeting will get under way at 8 p.m. Additional information may be had by calling 462-9711. Winning a goldie J This Wk's BANKROLLS: $100 HUE FISHING! Soccer meeting Persons interested in coaching or officiating soccer have been asked to attend a Sept. 7 meeting at the Alton Recreation Community Building in Rock Spring Park, starting at 8 p.m. A coaches association will be formed. Further information may be had by calling 462-9711. By KEN RAPPOPORT Associated Press Sports Writer Fritz Peterson is as surprised as anybody, but here it is September and the New York Yankees are in a pennant race. "I'm surprised all right, but now I think we've got a good chance to stay in it," says the Yankees' southpaw. Believe, believe. The Yankees, not given much of a chance at the beginning and as much as eight games behind first place half way through the American League season, are only 1% games back as the result of Thursday's 7-0 victory over the Texas Rangers. "Our pitching can straighten out, nobody has a sore an..,' ' said Peterson after pitching the Yankees' fifth victory in six games with a five-hitter. During the next 30 days, the Yankees play two series apiece with the three other bona fide contenders in the Eastern Division—Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox. "Since we all play one another in September, I guess we can't all stay hot at the same time, can we?" said Peterson. "We're going to be the ones, I have a feeling." Two clubs are currently ahead of the Yankees. Baltimore, . idle Thursday, took over first place by a half- game after California beat Detroit 4-0 and dropped the Tigers to second place. The Red Sox are behind the Yankees in fourth, two games off the pace. In the other American League game, the Milwaukee Howard needs all the help he can get DETROIT (AP) — In an effort to get some power into the lineup for the September stretch-drive in the American League East, the sagging Detroit Tigers have aquired Frank Howard from the Texas Rangers. "I'll do the very best I can and I just hope I can help the team make into the playoffs," said Howard, who was contacted at his Irving, Tex., apartment. Howard will apparently need all the help he can get. The e-foot-7, 250-pounder is currently in one of the worst slumps of his fading 13-year career. At present he shows only nine home runs, 31 runs batted in and a .247 batting average in 94 games for the Rangers. But Howard claims his hitting "has picked up a little lately." But if Howard does help lift the limping Tigers into the playoffs, he won't be eligible to play. Players must be on thfc roster prior to Sept. 1 in order to qualify for postseason action. Officially, Howard's price tag is "undisclosed," though Tiger sources peg his salary at a whopping $115,000. The Tigers also sent a $20,000 waiver fee to the Rangers. Brewers defeated! the Kansas City Royals 7-3i Only two games were playctd in the National League in an ab- b r e v i a t e d scihedule. The Houston Astros Irimmed the Philadelphia Phliies 5-1 and the Los Angeles Dodgers turned back the Chicago Cubs 5-3. ! Horace Clarke gave Peterson a 1-0 lead with a home run in the first inning and then Bobby Murcer put the game out of sight with a three-run bljist as the Yankees scored iiour times in the second inniltig. It was Murcer's 100th cajreer homer. Nolan Ryan pitched a three- hitter for his third straight shutout and ninth of the season as California stopped the stumbling Tigers. The Angels' right-handed ace extended his scoreless string to 34 innings while helping his team complete a three-game sweep over Detroit. Ryan struck out 10, including the last three batters in the ninth, to push his American League-leading total to 244. Ryan's victory was his 15th this Dave May's two-run single •ear. sparked a decisive, three-run outburst in the second inning as Milwaukee rallied for its victor^ over Kansas City. Winner Skip Lockwood had yielded three runs to the Royals before his teammates came back with three runs in the first and three more in the next inning. Doug Rader's two-run single capped a four-run rally in the third inning and Larry Dierker scattered seven hits in leading Houston's victory. "This club is really playing great now," said Houston Manager Leo Durocher, who's undefeated in four games since he took over the club last Sunday. "They have enthusiasm on the bench—I don't see much of that anymore." Claude Osteen pitched 3 sixhitter and took care of the winning run himself with a sixthinning single as Los Angeles beat Chicago and kept alive its flickering pennant chances in the National League West. The third-place Dodgers trail the first-place Cincinnati Reds by ll 1 /^ games. After Wes Parker doubled home a run and Bobby Valen- Major League STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE AMERICAN LEAGUE Pittsburgh Chicago New York St. Louis Montreal Philadelphia Cincinnati Houston Los Angeles Atlanta San Francisco San Diego Thursti W. 77 67 63 60 57 44 Wes 78 72 66 57 56 46 ay's L. 46 58 58 63 65 79 t 46 54 57 5D 70 78 Res Pet. .626 .536 .521 .488 .467 .358 .629 .571 .537 .452 .444 .371 ults G.B. 11 13 17 7 11 '/, 22 23 32 Baltimore Detroit New York Boston Cleveland Milwaukee Oakland Chicago Minnesota Kansas City California Texas Cast W. 67 67 66 64 58 49 we s t 73 71 61 60 57 49 L. 57 58 59 58 66 75 51 52 60 G3 «7 76 Pet. .540 .536 .528 .525 .468 .395 .589 .577 .504 .488 .460 .392 G.B. 1* 9 IS 10(4 16 ' 24ft Los Angeles 5, Chicago 3 Houston 5, Philadelphia 1 Only games scheduled Friday's 3ames San Diego (KlrbV 10-14) at Chicago (Hands 9-8) Philadelphia (Reynolds 0-12 and Lorsch 2-4) at Atlanta (Reed 1112 and Freeman 0-0, 2, twi-nlght Los Angeles (Button 14-8 and Downing 7-6) at St. Louis (Wise 12-14 and Santorlil 6-8). 2, twl- night Montreal (Morten 5-12) at Cincinnati (Grimsley 12-6), N San Francisco (Bryant 15-5) at Pittsburgh (Ellis l: -7), N New York (Si aver 16-9) at Houston (Roberts 10-8), N Saturday's Games San Diego at Chicago Los Angeles at S:. Louis San Francisco a; Pittsburgh, N Philadelphia at Atlanta, N Montreal at Cincinnati, N New York at Houston, N Sunday's Games San Francisco at Pittsburgh San Diego at Chicago Philadelphia at Atlanta Montreal at Cincinnati Los Angeles at St. Louis New York at Houston Thursday's Results New York 7, Texas 0 Milwaukee 7, Kansas City 3 California 4, Detroit 0 Only games scheduled Friday's Games Chicago (Lemonds 3-4) at New York (Stottlemyre 12-15), N Kansas City (Drago 10-14) at Boston (Pattin 13-12), N Cleveland (Wilcox 7-11) at Minnesota (Goltz 3-0). N Milwaukee (Colborn 6-4) at Texas (Gogolewski 3-7), N Detroit (Coleman 14-11) at Oakland (Holtzman 14-11). N Baltimore (McNalfy 12-13) at California (Wright 14-7), N Saturday's Games Kansas City at Boston Chicago at New York Cleveland at Minnesota Detroit at Oakland Milwaukee at Texas, N Baltimore at California, N Sunday's Gumes Kansas City at Boston Chicago at New York Cleveland at Minnesota Milwaukee at Texas Detroit at Oakland Baltimore at California tine singled in another to key a three-run Dodger first, Osteen singled home a runner from second base in the sixth for his team's fourth run. The margin helped the Dodger left-hander withstand a three-run home run by Ron Santo in the Chicago seventh. After that blast, Cannon Fanzone hit a two-out single to keep the pressure on. But Osteen worked out of trouble in both the eighth and ninth innings to record his 15th victory of the year. Sal Maglie hospitalized NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Former major league baseball pitcher Sal Maglie was in Mount St. Mary's Hospital today, recovering from chest pains he' suffered Thursday. His condition was reported as satisfactory. The 55-year-old ex4iurler, known as "Sal the Barber," was taken ill Wednesday at his home in nearby Grand Island, Hospital tests are being conducted to determine whether he suffered a heart attack. Maglie's career in the majors spanned some 15 years. He began with the New York Giaiits in 1943 and later played for the Cleveland Indians, the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees. He wrapped up his playing career in 1958 while with the St. Louis Cardinals. Sport Shorts Larry Grantham and Don Maynard are two original members of the New York Jets. The first American Bowling Congress tournament was held in 1901. loo, 149.6-pound wrestler Dan Gable, of Water, top, tries to throw Soviet Union's Rusl f during their match at the Olympic Games I IfUBich Thur*d»y night. Gable received the gold "*•* ••"' *-•".—M W jj-gg awa rded foe bi-ouise medal. from Munich) < FEATURING • CHANNEL CAT * CARP • BULLHEADS W* New Maintain «/ 4 Million LI*. 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