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Alton Evening Telegraph Wednesday, Sept. 6, 1972 NATIONAL LEAGUE Knit W. L. Pet. G.B. 82 46 .641 71 60 Pittsburgh Chicago New York St. Louis Montreal Philadelphia 63 59 47 61 67 69 83 Wen 81 49 73 88 59 .542 .520 .488 .461 .362 23 36 .623 .557 .546 .459 .435 .372 Cincinnati Houston Los Angeles 71 Atlanta 61 72 San Francisco 57 74 San Diego 48 81 ... Tuesday's Results Atlanta 5, Houston 3 Chicago 3, New York 0 St. Louis 5. Montreal 3 Los Angeles 9. Cincinnati 4 San Francisco 4, Sen Diego 3, 11 Innings Only games scheduled Wednesday's Garnet St. Louis (Cleveland 13-12) at Philadelphia (Reynolds 1-11), N Chicago (Pappas 12-7) at Pittsburgh (Ellis 12-7. N Montreal (Torrez 14-9) at New York (Strom 0-2), N San Francisco (Bryant 10-8) at San Diego (Greif 5-15). N Cincinnati (Simpson 7-5) at Los Angeles'(Downing 8-6). N Only games scheduled Thursday's Games Houston at San Francisco St. Louis at Philadelphia. N Montreal at New York, N Chicago at Pittsburgh. N Cincinnati at San Diego, 2, twi- night Atlanta at Los Angeles, N AMERICAN LEAGUE East W. L. Pet. G.B. Detroit 70 60 .538 — Boston 68 59 .535 V, New York 70 61 .534 % Baltimore 69 61 .531 1 Cleveland 60 69 .465 9V4 Milwaukee 52 78 .400 18 West Oakland 76 53 .589 — Chicago 73 56 .566 3 Minnesota 64 63 .504 II Kansas Ctly 62 65 .488 13 California 60 69 .465 16 Texas 50 80 .385 28 ^ Tuesday's Results New York 7, Baltimore 6 Chicago 5, Minnesota 2 Kansas City 7, Texas 2 Boston 5, Milwaukee 3 Detroit 4, Cleveland 2 Only games scheduled Wednesday's Games Oakland (Ho)tzman 15-10) at Chicago (Bradley 13-12) Milwaukee (Brett 6-10 and Ryerson 3-8) at Cleveland (Wilcox 7-11 and Dunning 4-2), 2. twinight Detroit (Lollch 19-11) at Baltl- more (Palmer 18-7), N New York (Kline 15-5) at Boston (Slebert 11-11), N California (Clark 4-9) at Kansas City (Jackson l-l), .N Minnesota (Blyleven. 12-15) at Texas (Bosnian 7-8), N Thursday's Games New York at Boston, N Detroit at Baltimore, N Milwaukee at Cleveland, N California at Kansas City, N Minnesota at Texas, N Oakland at Chicago, N Aching back is key to loss by Rod Laver FOREST HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — If you're unfit, don't go on the court because if you're on the court, you're fit," says Australian tennis pro Roy i Emerson. Countryman Rod Laver failed to heed the advice Tuesday and was eliminated from the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Cliff Richey of Sarasota, Fla., beat Laver, the third- seeded 1969 and 1962 title holder, 3-6, 7-6, 7-6, 6-3. But Richey seeded 12th, was not happy about the victory. "What can you say about beating a guy with a bad back," Richey said. Laver's back, a problem for him over the years, "went out" during the third set. "I think I could've made a better show of it if my back was all right. I felt ^ood overall, but I just couldn't stretch. I kept getting spasms." But if Laver lost because of his back, other seeded players had no excuse Arthur Ashe of Miami, seeded sixth, ousted Bob Lutz, the 13th seed from Sausalito, Calif., 5-7, 7-5, 6-4, 6-3; and top-seeded defending champ Stan Snvth beat Andres Gimeno of Spain, seeded 14th, 2-6, 7-6, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3. Virgin runs here Craig Virgin of Lebanon, who recently finished third to adult Russian runners in the Junior Olympics meet, will head the Alton Top 10 Cross Country Meet Saturday at Rock Spring Park, starting at 5p.m. Virgin is the Illinois state high school mike, two-mile and cross country champion. Recreation results CITY LEAGUE FASTPJTCH SOFTBALL (At Northslde) (B Division) st City East 10 (WP— Cox), Cou•art 6 (LP— Breden). HR— Huber, CE, 4th. Clay East undefeated champs of B Division with 5-0 record. Wednesday schedule, playoff 3- way tie for A Division first round title: Fosterburg vs. Lancers, 6:30 p-m.; winner of first game will meet Woody's, 8:15. B Division final standings, second round: Clay East, 5-0; Fal- CQCs, 4-1; Box Board. 3-2: Cougars. 1-4; VFW, 1-4: Raiders. W. A Division final: Fosterburg, 6-0; Lancers, 5-1; Woody's, 4-2; Royals, 3-3; Blue Devils, 2-4; Boydi, M; Midtown, 0-8. Sport Short* PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League have signed center Bon Schock to i tew one-year contract. Schock, going into his fourth MUM with tbe Penguins. WHS the elub's fourth highest U«l season with 1? sag » assists, a per- Down MUNICH (AP) - The chief of the Egyptian delegation to the Olympic Games today denied reports that his team was pulling out of the Olympic Games. "We came here to compete in the Olympic Games and we plan to continue doing so," said Abdel Aziz Shafei. Shafei said he did not know whether his team would attend memorial services scheduled this morning for 11 Israelis and a West German policeman murdered by Arab guerrillas. ''It depends on the situation," he said. Reports of an Egyptian pullout. circulated after an Egyptian basketball team Tuesday failed to show up for a game with the Philippines. A team official said the Egyptians feared for their lives, expecting angy reaction by spectators indirectly blaming them for responsibility in the Israeli deaths. But Egyptian wrestlers did compete Tuesday. A Lebanese team official said, "Naturally, we are very sorry about the tragedy. It will be remembered for years to come. "But we came here under the Olympic banner and we can not talk politics." Meanwhile, five armed guards were posted around Building 31, the Olympic home of the Israeli Olympic team, where the terrorists held the hostages all day Tuesday and into the early hours today. There was no noticeable difference in the wake-up hours in the Village, where some 10,000 Olympians spent the night. Athletes and officials were going quietly to breakfast. There was almost no foot traffic in and out of the main gates. German police witli pistols were posted every few feet around the perimeter of the Village. Munich memory will remain many years By HUBERT MIZELL AP Sports Writer MUNICH (AP) flame kept burning. Perched silently above cold, empty Olympic Stadium, it The blazed in the name of international sport. Of peace. And Light-hitting Cruz sparks Cards' win By PAUL LEBAR ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jose Cruz, one of several disappointing St. Louis Cardinals hitters during the 1972 season, is already looking forward to next year. "But first," the 25-year-old outfielder said Tuesday night, "I've got to get going now. I've got to hit close to .270." Time is growing short, but Cruz moved in the right direction with a 3-for-3 performance bolstering a .220 bat mark he took into a game against the Montreal Expos. After delivering a triple and two singles off Bill Stoneman, 10-11, Cruz drew a bases- loaded walk off Expos reliever Mike Marshall to snap a 3-3 tie in the seventh in a 5-3 Cards victory. Major League AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING (325 at bats)— Carew, Min, .316; Rudi, Oak, .1!5: D.Allen. Chi, .315. RUNS—Murcer, NY, 88; D.Allen, Chi, SO; Rudi, Oak. 80. RUNS BATTED IN—D.Allen, Chi, UJ; Murcer, NY, 81. HITS—Rudi, Oak, 15S; Psniella, KC. 1«. DOUBLES—Pimella, KC. 30; Murcer. NY, 27. TRIPLES—Fisk, Bsn, 8; Rudi Oak. S; Murcer, NY, 7. HOME RUNS—D.Allen, Clii, 32; Murcer, NY, 26. STOLEN BASES— D.Nelscn. Tex, 38; Campaneris, Oak, 36 PITCHING (12 Decisions) — Kaat, Mm, \0-2. .833. 'i 06 Odorr.. Oak, 13-4, 7b4. 2.25. STRIKEOUTS—N.Ryan. C * I , 254; Lolich. Del. 202. NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING (325 at bats)— B.Williams. Chi, .341; Cedeno, Hin, .335. RUNS—Morgan, Cm, 111; Bones. SF. 98. RUNS BATTED IN—Stargtll, Pgb, 108; B.WiJljami, Chi. 9S. HITS—B-William*. Chi, ItW; Rose, Cin, 166. DOUBLES—Cedeno. Htn, 34 • Montane*. Phi 33. TRIPLES—Bowa. Phi. 10; Rose, Cin, 10; Brock, StL. 8. HOME RU.NS—Colbert SD 36- Swrgell, Pgh. 33. STOLEN BASES—Brock, fi'L 54; Cedeno, Hin, 47. PITCHING (12 Decisions)— Mart.hall Mon, 14-i, .777 ) SO Nolaa, Cin, 14-4. .777. 2.01 Canton Phi. 22* .733, 2.12. STRIKEOUTS—Carlton, p b i 363; Seaver, NY, 199. "I never had a good start," insisted Cruz, a Puerto Rican who cracked nine home runs and batted .274 in 1971 following a callup from Tulsa of the American Association at midseason. "But never in my life have I hit .220," added the Cards speedster. "I know I'm not that bad a hitter. When you have a bad year, you do everything wrong." Cruz dropped below .200 in July, became a benchwarmer as Luis Melendez took over in center field and has come to life recently with 9 hits in 18 trips during a Cards home stand just concluded. "He-played wnter ball last winter and originally this year he had his hands so higti at the plate he couldnt' get any leverage," said Ken Boyer, the Cards hitting coach. "He didn't have any drive. We just worked at it and worked at it all year. It's a tough habit to get out of. He's still not 100 per cent with what the was." Cruz delivered his triple in the first inning and scored on Bill Voss' sacrifce fly, singled in the third and put the Cards on top 3-2 with his third hit in the fifth. The Expos tied in the sixth against Rick Wise, 14-1-1. then committed two errors in the seventh preceding the critical walk to Cruz. brotherhood. Suddenly, there was added meaning. Olympians who had marched proudly, faces asmile into the magnificent athletic arena 10 days before were now dead, innocent victims of man's political differences. The boxscore, this particular one, was ghastly: —11 Israeli teammates murdered. —1 Munich policeman slain at his work. —4 Arab terrorists dead amid their chosen cause. The flame burned somehow in a new color. It wasn't the same as the glorious torch which lit the paths of Jesse Owens, Paavo Nurmi and—in latter days- Mark Spitz. In four years, when an honored Canadian runner jogs triumphantly into an as yet unconstructed Montreal Stadium for the Olympics of 1976, the memories of the terror of Munich will live on. It will live at the 1980 games. And in 1984, and 1988. As long as the Olympians run, jump and play, victims claimed in this Bavarian wonderland will be remembered. Germany was trying hard to live down the snub of black hero Owens at the Nazi Olympics of 1936. The ghost of Hitler was to fade in a peaceful cloud. Proud Germans called these the "Gemutlich Games." It means friendly, warm, comfortable. Then came Tuesday, September fifth. 401 WT OELMAR (Across From Pia*u Corners) OPEN 8-6 DAILY SAT. 8-2 466-1851 HKRCIJJCS SAFETIPREME FULL 4 PLV Safety "H" Traction Slots w/w G78—15 25 & HtT Games will be continued Diianc Bobick, of Bow his, Minn., is down after being Jiil by his Cuban opponent Tcofilo Stevenson in the third and final round of their Olympic games heavyweight boxing quarterfinals match in Munich Tuesday. (AP Wirephoto via cable from Munich) Egyptian team says it'll stay in Munich By BOBHJOHNSOM MUNICH (AP) - Athletes and officials from the competing nations clogged the Olympic Stadium Wednesday in a memorial service for slain members of the Israeli team but Avery Brundage, 84- yearold president of the International Olympic Committee, said the terror would not disrupt the 20th Summer Games. "The Games must go on," declared Brundage, speaking at the memorial service which was attended by 80,000 • Cards acquire running bach Paul Gipson ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis football Cardinals acquired running back Paul Gipson from the Detroit Lions Tuesday in exchange for linebacker Rick Ogle. Gipson, who rushed for 1,550 yards his senior year at Houston in 1969, was the No. 2 draft choice of the Atlanta Falcons that year, and was traded to Detoit in 1971. Gipson, 6-0, 205 pounds, was the Lions' fourth leading rusher during the ^present exhibition season with 71 yards in 17 attempts. Ogle, 23, has been bothered by leg injuries and has played very little this exhibition season. He was an llth-round Cardinal draft pick from Colorado last year. The Big Red placed seven players on waivers Tuesday to get down to the 44-player limit, but the club did not disclose who was cut. Plan in offing for title bout PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A new promotion group says it plans to raise money to finance a boxing match between world heavyweight champion Joe Frazier and ranking contender George Foreman. John J. Finley, president of Eagle Downs Racing Association, said the new group, Philadelphia Sports Promotions, Inc. will attempt to hold the bout on or about Nov. 24. He said the site will be either the Philadelphia Spectrum or Atlantic City Convention Hall. Negotiations were under way with Cloverlay, the organization which holds Frazier's contract, Finley said. Finley said his group will top any other offer made to Frazier. This was a reference to a $750,000 guarantee offered Frazier to defend his crown against Foreman in New York's Madison Square Garden. KYANIZE PAINT CENTRAL'STATES TIRfl CHUCK DIERING DIERINQ'S CORNER Q. What is the quietest place in the world? It certainly Un't our new car showrotfm or used car lot at CHUCK DIERING CHRYSLER-PLYMOUTH With the deals we've been making on brand new 1972 Chryslers and Plymoutbs, we don't expect It to be the quietest place In the world. Come In and ask us about our tremendous deals, and we'll shout you a price that you won't turn down! Try "Steering to Diertog" where you get more car Jor your money and more money tor your car when you trade. A. The "dead room", measuring as feet by 28 feet, In the Bell Telephone System Laboratory at Murray Hill, New Jersey, is most aneehoie room in the world, eliminating 99.98 per cent ot reflected sound. CHUCK DIERING Chrysler-Plymouth 1400 E. Broadway, Alton 465-5531 people. And as the mourners filed out of the cavernous stadium, attendants began watering the field in apparent preparation for the resumption of athletic activity following a day of mourning. Before the memorial service, Olympic officials said the International Olympic Committee would decide after the ceremony whether to continue the Games. However, Brundage's statement made it appear that any Committee meeting would l« only a formality to endorse a decision made by the IOC executive before the memorial. One source said IOC members had been canvassed informally by the executive committee before and during the ceremony, and that no IOC meeting would be held. Plans were made to resume competition at 4:30 p.m. (11:30 a.m. EOT), exactly 24 hours after the Games had been suspended by the Arab attack. The Games had continued Tuesday even as Arab terror ists held the Israelis hostage at their Olympic Village compound. The grim story had its bloody ending written ?t. a secluded airport 15 hours later in a Shootout between the terrorists and West German authorities. Only a few events were held Tuesday before the Games were officially suspended hv the International Olympic Committee. In one of them, American heavyweight bo>vr Duane Bobick was elimin-jteJ by Cuba's Teofilo Stevenson. Stevenson decked Bobick twice before the fight was halted in the third round by an East German referee. By the time Bobick had climbed through the ropes and into the ring, the Arab guerrillas had climbed over a fence and into the Olympic Village and had attacked the Israeli Olympic team, killing t vv o members of the delegation. It was some 15 hours before that ordeal came to a tragic end. According to West German government officials, all nine Israeli hostages were dead and, in a running gun battle between the Arabs and police, several of the guerrillas were slain along with at least one policeman. Bobick knew of the guerrilla attack but called it only a slight distraction, and refused to use it as an excuse for his loss, the first time an American heavyweight had been eliminated in Olympic boxing since Percy Price Jr., was beaten in a 1960 Games preliminary. "Stevenson was in a lot bel- ter condition," Bobick said. "He was a better fighter. Last time T faced him, all he had was a jab." Bobick's left eye had been completely closed and his face reddened and puffed by the tattooing. "1 felt a little tense and a little slow," Bobick said after failing t.o follow in the stops of Joe Fnizier and George Foreman, who had [won the gold medals in the 19154 and 1968 Games. It was shortly after Bobick's bout that Avery Brundagjj, retiring president of the Olympic International Committee, called a temporary suspension to all competition as a result of the guerrilla attack. It wrecked havoc with the schedule; forcing a one-day postponement in many events, one of them the basketball semifinals. The unbeaten U.S. team's game against Italy and Undefeated Russia's contest againt Cuba were rescheduled for Thursday night. In Tuesday's only game, Australia edged West Germany 70-69. The Philippines was given credit for a 2-0 victory when Egypt, returning home in the wake of the Arab attack, forfeited its game. Early G r e c o - R o m a n wrestling matches, conducted before the suspension, were a disaster for the United Stales, which lost five bout. 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