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Section B Page» 1*10 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH SjNtftf Ctauifad Don Plarski Sports Editor The Chicago Bears are in town tonight. No, not in Alton. You know what I mean. They'll be playing the Cardinals over at Busch Stadium in the final preseason exhibition game. The Bears invading is enough to strike appeal in the hearts of football fans around our area. Like the Cub-lovers around the Alton area, there are many who still have a fondness for the Monsters of the Midway. Maybe not monsters anymore; more like pussycats of late. Anyway, there'll probably be a full house. The Bears and Cardinals could have a combined 0-10 record and fans would still flock in to see them play. For those closc-to-50,000 who pile into the concrete cavern In downtown St. Loo, they may have an extra treat In store for them. Gale Sayers may see some action. . Sayers, whom I consider the greatest running back of all-time when he was healthy, has not been the same since he injured his knee in the San Francisco game three seasons ago. Now, he'll test the knee tonight . . . maybe. Word from Chicago has it that he may try a few plays against the Cardinals. If so, it'll be interesting to watch him very closely. When the Cardinals begin their regular season on Sunday, Sept. 17, at Baltimore they'll wear their red-jerseyed uniforms For five of Ihcir seven home games. Only against Pittsburgh on Oct. 1 and Los Angeles on Dec. 10 will they wear white jerseys in home games. Tonight? I think they'll be wearing red jerseys. Tonight's game will be the first of at least, two meetings between the Bears and -Cardinals this season. On Oct. 29 the Bears will be in St. Louis again for a regular season contest. The last time the two teams met in a regular season game was back on Sept. 28, 1969, at Busch Stadium . That was the time the Cardinals won 20-17 with the help of one of the freakiest plays I've ever seen. Leading 7-0 in the first quarter, the Cardinals scored again when linebacker Larry Stallings caught an errant Bear snap from center in mid-air and raced 62 yards for a touchdown. It was recorded as a fumble. Later, the Bears took a 17-13 only to have the Cardinals come back to score with 3:51 left and a 20-17 margin. Then, on the final play yof the game, the Bears missed a 25-yard field goal attempt, something that seldom happens in the pro game. That game drew 50,039. Them may be that many tonight. And, probably that many on Oct. 29, for not many tickets remain for the regular season encounter. If you think the Cardinals have an extremely tough schedule this year, how about the San Diego Chargers. They have few breathers, if there are any breathers in the NFL. Five of their first six games are on the road. Here's how their schedule stacks up beginning Sept. 17: At. San Francisco, Denver, at Oakland, at Baltimore, at Miami, at Detroit, Kansas City, Dallas, Cleveland, at Kansas City, Houston, Oakland, at Denver and, finally, Pittsburgh. After the first six games, they could be out of it. Three of the six were in the playoffs. The 1971 winning percentage of the teams the Chargers face this season was over .600. That's a better record than the teams the Cardinals take on in 1972. In comparison, here's the Cardinal schedule: At Baltimore, at Washington, Pittsburgh, at Minnesota, Washington, at New York Giants, Chicago, at Philadelphia, at Dallas, New York Giants, at Miami, Dallas, Los Angeles and Philadelphia. As you know, there are eight teams in the post-season playoffs. The Cardinals have on their 1972 schedule five of those eight clubs involved in last season's playoffs — Dallas, Baltimore, Washington, Minnesota and Miami. San Diego goes the Cardinals one better by playing six of last season's playoff teams — San Francisco, Baltimore, Miaini, Kansas City, Dallas and Cleveland. One consolation for San Diego — small though it may be — is a shot at the No. 1 college player in the country next year. The Cardinals may be a bit lucky, too; they could come up with the No. 2 selection after their murderous schedule. 20-victory season for Jenkins again By DAVE O'HARA AP Sports Writer Move over Lefty Grove, Tlobin Roberts and Warren Spahn. Make room for Ferguson Jenkins, the Chicago Cubs' big right- hander. Jenkins became only the fourth pitcher since 1920 to win 20 games for six consecutive seasons Friday night in hurling the Cubs to a 4-3 decision over the Philadelphia Phillies, who traded him away in 1966. Roberts and then Spahn put together six 20-victory seasons a row in the National League, and Grove did it in the American League while en route to the Hall of Fame. Jenkins, a workhorse who annually pitches more than 300 innings from April through September, admitted he will be shooting for another 20 in 1973. Elsewhere in the National League Friday, Pittsburgh swept a doubteheader from the Montreal Expos 7-1 and 4-2 in 12 innings, in New York Mets overpowered St. Louis 8-2 before bowing to the Cardinals 9-4 in 13 innings, the Houston Astros downed the San Francisco Giants 5-3, and the Atlanta Braves edged the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3. Cincinnati and San Diego were idle. At Montreal, the Pirates extended their National League East lead to 13 games with their 10th doubleheader sweep of the season. Bob Johnson, going the distance for the first time in 10 starts, won the opener with a three-hitter. Montreal's Ron Woods sent the second game into overt ime with a two-out ninth inning homer, but the Pirates pulled out the victory on Bob Robertson's two-out double in the 12th. With Cincinnati, the West leader, idle, Houston closed to within seven games of the Reds by defeating the Giants. Jim Wynn triggered a four- run third with a two-out double and then drove in an insurance run in the sixth. ,, Houston's Larry Dierker picked up his 15th victory with relief help from Dave Roberts. At Los Angeles, Earl Williams put the Braves in front 2-0 with his 25th homer, but the Dodgers tied the count with two unearned runs in the sixth. Dusty Baker's two-run single with the bases-loaded in the eighth inning was decisive as the Braves hung on. Sport Shorts Former Michigan State stars Herb Adderley and Dave Manders are members of the champion Dallas Cowboys. The four levels at Aqueduct racetrack in New York are served by 18 escalators and nine elevators. Penn State's 1971 football team posted a 10-1 record and a 30-6 victory over Texas in the Cotton Bowl. Alton, Illinois, Saturdaj', September 9, 1972 ^^^^^^^^^'-:-- 3 \ r - --;•«.: .v spill Jim Ryun sprawls across inner lane after taking China's Billy Fordjour (left) with him. The two men got up to finish the race but Ryun failed to qualify for the final. Kip Keino (576) of Kenya finished first in the race. (AP Wirephoto from Munich) Tiant keeps Sox on top of pack By HERSCHEL NISSENSON AP Sports Writer It was the best of times when Luis Tiant served as best man at the wedding of his pal Celerino Sanchez in Mexico last year. It was the' worst of times when Sanchez slapped a run- scoring hit up the middle in the fifth inning Friday night, ending Tiant's string of 40 consecutive scoreless innings. Times for Tiant improved when he retired Sanchez on a fly ball with two runners aboard for the final out in the Boston Red Sox' 4-2 victory over -the New York Yankees. It was the Red Sox' founh victory in a row and kept them in first place ir> baseball's American League East, one-half game ahead of the Detroit Tigers, who edged Baltimore 2-1 on Woodie Fryman's two-hitter. In the West Division, the Oakland A's increased their lead over Chicago to ;% games with a 6-3 triumph over Texas while the White Sox were splitting with California, winning 5-1 and losing 9-4. Elsewhere, Kansas City swept Minnesota 5-0 and 3-2. Milwaukee and Cleveland were rained out. Yankee Manager Ralph Houk insisted that losing -U three games in Boston "didn't hurt anything. We're only three games out and we've still got something like 27 to play. We just have to win a few in a row and we'll bo right back in it." Baltimore's Earl Weaver was stung by the Orioles' second loss to Detroit in three nights after dropping two of three to the Yankees. "It didn't finish us by a long shot," he warned, "but it's bad." Gates Brown homered in the first inning off Pat Dobson for Detroit's first run wJ Eddie Brinkman drilled a run- scoring double in the seventh for the decisive tally. Meanwhile, National League castoff Fryman held the Orioles to Brooks Robinson s sixth-inning double and Don Buford's pinch homer in the seventh. Mike Epstein's three-run homer in the fourth inning put Oakland in front of Texas 3 2 and helped Catfish Hunter to his 19th victory. Epstein pro vided some insurance with a Major league! STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE liUSt W. L. Pet. G.B. 85 47 .644 — 73 61 .545 13 67 64 .511 17'A .478 2Z .462 24 Pittsburgh Chicago New York St. Louts Montreal „, ,, .,„,. ^, Philadelphia 49 84 .368 3Sy, AMERICAN LEAGUE East W. L. Pet. G.B. 71 59 .5-16 — 64 70 61 71 Cincinnati Houston Los Angeles Atlanta San Francisco San Diego West 82 75 71 63 58 50 SI 58 62 72 76 82 .617 .564 .534 .467 .433 .379 7 11 20 24 lj /J 70 , 70 Cl 54 West 78 75 66 65 62 50 01 63 64 71 79 54 58 65 66 71 83 .041 .526 .522 .462 .406 .591 .564 .504 .496 .466 .386 2« 3 11 18 Ji ^_ 3Va 11 U 101* 16>A 28'^ Friday's Results New York S-4, St. Louis 2-9, second game, 13 Innings Pittsburgh 7-4. Montreal 1-2. second game, 12 innings Chicago 4. Philadelphia 3 Atlanta 4, Los Angeles 3 Houston 6, San Francisco 3 Only games scheduled Tuesday's Games St Louis (Gibson 15-9 at New York (Gentry 6-8) Cincinnati (Gullett 8-7) at San Francisco (Wiltoughby 4-2) Chicago (Hand 10-8) at Philadelphia (Twltchell 3-8), N Pittsburgh (Blass 16-6) at Montreal (Stoneman 10-11). N Houston (Reuss 9-11) »t Los Angeles (Osteen 15-10). N Only games scheduled Sututoy'f Games Chicago at Philadelphia St. Louis at New York Pittsburgh at Montreal Cincinnati at San Francisco. 2 Atlanta at San Diego, 2, twi- night Monday's Games New York at Philadelphia, N St. Louis at Montreal. N Houston at Los Angeles, N Only games scheduled Boston Detroit Baltimore New York Cleveland Milwaukee Oakland Chicago Minnesota Kansas City California Texas Friday's Results Boston 4. New York 2 Kansas City 5-3. Minnesota 0-2 Chicago 5-4, California 1-9 Detroit 2, Baltimore 1 Oakland 6, Texas 3 Milwaukee at Cleveland, ppd. rain Today's Games Boston (McGlothen 6-5) at Cleveland (Perry 19-15) Milwaukee (Lonborg 12-9 and Lockwood 7-11) at Baltimore (Me- Nully 13-14 and Alexander 5-S), twl-nlght Minnesota (Goltz 3-1) at Kansas City (Nelson 9-4), N Chicago (Odom 13-4) at Texas (Slanhouse 2-5). N California (Forster 0-1) at Chicago (Fisher 4-6), N New York (Gardner 6-2) at Detroit (Coleman 15-12). N Sunday's Game* Boston at Cleveland, 2 Milwaukee at Baltimore ' California at Chicago Minnesota at Kansas City Oakland at Texas New York at Detroit Monday's Games Oakland at Minnesota, 2, twilight Milwaukee at Baltimore, N Boston at Cleveland. N Chicago at Kansas City, N New York at Detroit, N Only games scheduled run-scoring double in tho ninth and Angel Mangual drove in a run with a pinch single. The White Sox downed California in their opener witn Dick Allen ripping a two-run double and two-run triple, Ed Herrmann hitting a so'r homer and Stan Bahnsen hurling a seven-hitter. The Angels bounced back behind Clyde Wright in rho nightcap. The pticher helped himself to an 8-0 lead with a three-run homer in the second inning, enabling him to survive a four-run Chicago rally in the eighth, whicn included a two-run single by Men. kansas City's Tom Murphy, just back from the minors, blanked Minnesota on six hits in the opener and Steve Busby, in his first major leage appearance, tossed a five-hitter in the nightcap, with John Mayberry belMng a two-run homer. Recreation results SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL FINAL STANDINGS Senior Church A DIVISION W L St. Matthews i; o St. Peter & Paul 4 2 St. Mary's 4 2 H.U.C.c. 3 II Brown St. Bapt. 2 4 St. Patricks l 5 Faith Lutheran l 5 B DIVISION College Ave. Pres, 6 o Curdle Hts. Bapt, 5 I Cherry St. Bapt. 3 3 12th St. Pres, 2 4 Main St. Meth. 2 4 First Christian 2 4 Sunford Ave. Bapt. I 5 C DIVISION Victory Gen. Bapt. 6 0 Metro United Meth. 4 2 Upper Alton Bapt. 3 3 Seventh Day Adventtst 3 3 Bethany Bapt. 3 3 Calvary Bapt. 2 4 First Pres. 0 6 City Open A DIVISION W L Bucks 6 0 Confederates 3 3 Stauffers Pizza 3 3 A-l Realty 3 3 Hares 2 4 Patriots 2 4 J. A. Sprlnginan 2 4 B DIVISION Raiders 6 0 Hilltop Flyers 4 2 Scorpions 3 3 Cinderella 3 3 PO.SSC 2 4 Middletown* 2 3 Harder T.V. 1 0 5 C DIVISION Beavers 5 1 Norihgate V.W. 4 2 Rockets 4 2 Braves 3 3 Gilberts Carriage House 3 3 Alton Mexican Club 1 5 American Legion 1 S • One tie each. It was gloomy day for U.S. Olympians By OB JOHNSON MUNICH (AP) — "Disgusting .... insulting," fumed the International Olympic Commitee. "I'm not really sorry for what I did," replied Vince Matthews. "It's just plain stupid ... unfair ... obviously aimed at the blacks," added members of the U.S. track and field team. "I can't figure out what happened," said a stunned Jim Ryun. "I feel I got burned." sighed a disconsolate Rick Detnont. This was Friday at the 20th Summer Games when the United States lost medals and medalists in closed executive offices, the open stadium and the boxing and wrestling halls. "After the insulting display of the two American athletes given in the stadium when they were awarded their gold and silver medals for the 400- meter event," the IOC's statement said the executive board had decided that Matthews and Wayne Collett would not take part in any future Olympic competition. Although Matthews and Collett would be permitted to keep their medals, they were out of the 1,600-meter relays. With Demont, the situation was just the reverse. The 16- year-old swimmer from San Rafael, Calif., who won the gold medal in the 400-meter freestyle, was ordered by the IOC to return the medal because he'd taken Ephedrine, a medication used to combat his asthmatic condition. But the most tragic figure Friday was Ryun. The 25- year-old Kansan's struggle to defend his reputation as the world's best miler ended in the longest, loneliest run of his career. It came in the fourth heat Major League NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING (325 at bats)— B.Williams, Chi, .341; Mota, LA, .329. RUNS—Morgan, Cin. Ill; Wynn. Htn, US: Bonds. SF. 98. RUNS BATTED IN—Stargel!. Pgh, 110; B.Williams, Chi, 101: Colbert, SD, 101. HITS—B.Williams, Chi, 173: Rose. Cin, 171. DOUBLES—Cedeno, Htn, 34: Montanez, Phi, 33. TRIPLES—Bowa, Phi, 11; Rose, Cin, 10. HOME RUNS—Colbert, SD. 37; Stargell, Pgh. 33. STOLEN BASES—Brock, Stu 56; Cedeno, Htn, 48. PITCHING (12 Decisions)— Carlton, Phi, 23-S, .741, 2.03 Marshall, Mon, 14-5, .73G. 1.70. STRIKEOUTS—Carlton, Phi. 272; Seaver, NY, 19!). AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING (325 at bats — D.Allen, Chi, .317; Carew, Mln. .316. RUNS—Murcer, NY. 90; D.Allen, Chi, 82. RUNS BATTED IN—D.Allen, Chi. 102; Murcer, N.Y, 82. HITS—Rudi, Oak, ICO; PinieUa, KC, 152. DOUBLES—Piniellu, KC, i.>, Murcer, NY, 27. TRIPLES—Fisk, Bsu. S: Rudi. Oak, 8; Blair. Bnl. 7; Murcer, NY. 7. HOME RUNS—D.Allen. Chi, 33: Murcer. NY, 27. STOLEN BASES—Campanens. Oak, 38; D.Nelson, Tex, '(S; P.Kelly, Chi. 30. PITCHING (12 Decisions)— Kaat, Min. 10-2, .833, 2.OB Odom, Oak. 13-4, .764. 2.25. STRlKEOUTS-N.Ryan, C a I . 260; Lolich, Det, 207. Vans will start playoffs Sunday EAST ALTON — East Alton's Vans will take on today's winner of the Glen Carbon-St. Marys in the start of a best of three series Sunday for the championship of the Illinois Inter-City Baseball League. Game time is 2 p.m. Glen Carbon and St. Man's meet at Edwardsville to decide the Blue Division titlist. The Vans are Ked Division champs. of the 1,500 meters—the metric mile—in which he was pitted against his longtime rival. Kip Keno of Kenya, who had beaten Ryun in Mexico City four years ago. With about 500 meters to go and a tightly packed field of runners beginning to turn it on for the final laps. Billy Fordjour of Ghana clipped Ryun with his feet and the two tumbled to {he track. liyun. dazed for an instant when his head struck the inner curb, struggled to his feet, took a wobbly step or two, then began running again—desperately, hopelessly. He'd gotten back within maybe 40 meters of Keino when the Kenyan broke the tape, winning the heat in 3:40.0. The Matthews-Colletl affair began Thursday after their 1-2 finish in the 400 meters. As the first notes of the StarSpangled Banner were played in the awards ceremony, Collett, the silver medalist from Santa Monica, Calif., stepped from his No. 2 tier and joined his trium- p h a n t teammate from Brooklyn, N.Y., on the No. 1 perch. As the flags were hoisted, the two sprinters turned the other way, chatting, laughing and comparing their medals. The IOC, reminding U.S. officials of the "black-gloved" protest on the stand four years ago by sprinters John OftN V:JO-IU; bUNUAT 11-7 Carlos and Tommie Smith, called Matthews' and Collett's action "disgusting" and said medals would be confiscated for such acti9ns in the future. Alex Woodley of the Philadelphia Pioneer Club, an adviser to the American team, said he "wouldn't, be surprised if all the U.S. athletes say 'to hell with it' and walk out." Demerit's medal, the IOC said, will go to Australian Brad Cooper, elevated from second to first place in the 400 freestyle. Russia's Nikolay Avilov won the decathlon and when little Jeff Bennett of Vinita. Okla., finished fourth, it marked only the second time in 60 years that an American has failed to get a medal in the two-day, 10-event grind. In boxing, losses in three of four matches Friday left only Ray Scales with a shot, at a gold medal. The light welterweight from Tacoma, Wash., took a unanimous decision from Yugoslavian Zvonimir Vujin on a day that had U.S. Coach Bobby Lewis climbing the walls. "God-awful refereeing." he hollered in response to questions about split decisions suffered by welterweight Jc.se Valdez of Houston and bantamweight Ricardo Can-eras of New York. The decisions, Lewis said, "showed the judges weren't in the arena." Marvin Johnson, a southpaw middleweight from In- dianapolis, also lost—but that one wasn't even close. Russia's Viatchesiav Lemechev topped him in the second round after Johnson had taken two standing eight counts. The three defeated boxers wind up with bronze medals. Scales will face Anghel Anghelov of Bulgaria for the gold. The United States wound up flat on its back in Greco-Roman wrestling as the last two of 10 entries were eliminated. Wayrte Baughman, an Air Force captain from Universal City, Tex., lost a lopsided decision to Jozsef Persci of Hungary in a 198-pound bout and Jay Robinson of Spring Valley, Calif., was pinned in the first round of his 181- pound match by Ali Yagmur of Turkey. The water provided a more hospitable setting for at least three Yanks. Harry "Buddy" M e 1 g e s , a 42-year-old sailmaker from Zenda, Wis., sailing with crewmen Bill Bentsen of Lake Geneva, Wis., t and Bill Allen of Excelsior, Minn., won the gold medal in the new Olympic yachting class. One of the sweeter, if not more expectable, victories by the United States, is due tonight in basketball—but not if Russia has anything to say about it. Both teams are 8-0 here and America is 63-0 since the sport was introduced in the 1936 Berlin Games. SUN., MON., TUES., WED. AUTO SERVICE SPECIALS 2 GLASS BELTS PLUS POLYESTER CORD PLIES "78" SERIES BLACKWALLS All Tires Plus F.f.T. Reg.29.77-C78x13 17 00 Plus F.E.T. 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