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Alton, Illinois
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Monday, September 11, 1972
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Hunt Uvenifig *v with 3-21ms YORK (AP) - "I u f»t It was out of the p&tft," said Yogi Berra, of the New York Mets," So ditl most of the 24,185 fans at Shea Stadium Sunday When Mis Melendez of St. Lmits tagged the first pitch Of reliefer Bob Rauch on a drive t) left field with the bases luaded, one out in the .ninth fining and the Mets ahead M. Left-fielder Cleon Jones saved tlie day wtih a remarkable ca'ch that robbed-Melendez Of a grand slam homer. He bauked up against the fence a ad leaped as high as he co'ild, then the ball smackel into his glove for the second out of the inning. Instead of a grand slammer it was i sacrifice fly, making the score 3-2. That';; the way the game ended—Mets 3, St. Louis 2—as Rauch struck out the Cardinals' cleanup hitter, Joe Torre for the final out. "I threw him a slider and up," Rauch said. "I lave given him a fast m sure glad Cleon it was should ! ball, I made that catch." Raucli, who replaced Brent Strom after the latter had loaded the sacks on a single and twp bases on balls, received credit for a save that preserv victory d Tom Seaver's 17th of the season. Seaver left after the fifth because of a recurrence of a pulled muscle Seave Bossell': n his back. •'s triple and Ken i infield out gave the Mets their first run off Rick Wise u the third. Ed single fourth. in the seventh singles third, S Kranepiol's double "and Jones' nade it 2-0 in the John Milner homered iixth for what proved to be thi! winning tally. The qardinals scored in the off Ray Sadecki on by Ted Sizemore, Melendelz and Ted Simmons. With rtnners at second and rom replaced Sadecki and ret red Bernie Carbo and Ken Eeitz without further scoring The Mets' the 2, fourth turnout boosted the ome attendance over ,000 mark for the straight year. ,000, SATURDAY CARIS(l) N.Y. (3) AB R H Player AB R H 300 Agee 300 400 Boswell 3 1 1 301 Milner 3 0 Player Brock Sizemon Cruz Melende: Torre Simmon: Reitz Carbo Andersoi Gibson ;;: 1 00 Kranep'l 3 0 Totals Inning: CARDS N.Y. CARI|S Player Brock SizemorE Cruz Melende: Torre Simmon; Carbo Reitz Anderson Wise Roque Durham Grzenda Jutze 29 1 3 Totals 27 3 6 123456789 RHE 000001000—1 3 4 11010000 x— 3 6 0 SUNDAY (2) N.Y. (3) AB R H Player AB R H Agee Totals Inning: CARDS N. Y. 400 Marshall 3 1 1 400 Garrett 3 1 1 300 Grote 300 312 Harrelson 301 200 Gentry 300 100 McGross 000 503 3 1 1 Boswell 200 Sadecki 201 Strom 400 Rauch 2 0 1 Milner 400 3 0 1 000 1 0 0 000 •i 1 2 400 Marhsall 000 400 Kranep'l 4 1 2 3 1 1 Jones 402 200 Garrett 200 1 0 0 Dyer 300 000 Harrelson 3 0 1 000 Seaver 1 1 1 100 Martinez 1 0 0 33 2 7 Totals 30 3 9 123456789 RHE 000000011—2 7 0 00110100 x— 3 9 1 Virgin breaks record; Alton tviiKis up third COLUMBIA —Craig Virgin of Leb Columt ia Invitational Cross Country Meet record here Saturday for individuals and Peoria Central led the field of 30 teims. Virgli completed the 2.9- mile, hilly course in the time of 13: record in 197.. Second was Dana HiserotB of Peoria Central, followed by Howard Bryant of Grantk Seven Altonians competed with Hark Swift finishing eighth 15:41; among Darrell third, fourth, 157, The) mn established a new i9, ec'ipsin? his own of 14:43, which he ran City. in the time of 15:26; followed by Rick Evans, llth, Ron Blieft, 18th, 15:53, and Lindell Hicks, 26th, 16:12. Othe: - Redfairds who finished Kelley, 48th; ZNea! Bohlmim, 66th; and Gary Kochaji, 69th. In team competition behind winning Peoria Centra!, which compiled 79 points, Centralia finishei second, 104: Alton 110; Belleville West 138, and Lebanon fifth, were trailed by: Monday, Sept. 11, 1972 New-look Cards rip Bears Stopped the 220 entries were Marina, 178; Granite City, 261: Jacksonville, Uinsville, 324; Mt. 350; Belleville East, weQMtab, 395, and 433. a, 358; Waterloo, Leon Burns, Cardinal running back, goes up and almost over Bear tackier Garry Lylc as tight end Ara Person (30) of tlu> Big Red trios to help out Burns. Sayers retires! fi23; East St. flJ7; ftoxaaa, 660; Wood Elver, Pel Breese, W, CHICAGO (AP) - Gale Sayers. the Kansas Comet who rewrote National Football League ball-carrying records in his .early years with the Chicago Bears and before that those of the Big Eight Conference, retired Sunday. He retired with the grace quite expectable in a man who bore his success and acclaim with modesty, and the afflictions that robbed him of speed and skills with fortitude and futile determination to overcome them. He said nothing of his achievements in the past: twice All-America at Kansas, Rookie of the Year with the Bears in 1965, five times All- NFL, three times. ._ NFL leading rusher, three times Pro Bowl most valuable player, eight NFL records, selection on all-time all-pro team. There was no allusion to the widely-held belief that Sayers, 29, the 6-fnot, 198-pounder who ran the 100 in 9.7 seconds in his heyday was the greatest ballcarrying halfback ever. There was no mention of the grinding tackle by Kermit Alexander, San Francisco defensive back in 1968, that wrecked his right knee and began the erosion of the blinding speed, the change-of- pace, the stutter-step and the astonishing change of direction that terrorized NFL defenses for five years. Nor did he plead for another chance: he staged a comeback in 1969 for another 1,000-yard plus season and another rushing leadership. For that football writers voted him the George S. Halas a w a r d for the most courageous player of the year. Nor did he apologize for the dismal showing in the Bears' last pro-season game the nkiht before, a game the Bears lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 33-14. He carried the b:tll three times: once for no gain, once for a fumble run back for a touchdown by Larry Stallings. and again for a fumble that gave the Cards' the ball on the Bears' 11-yard line and, in two plays, another touchdown. Sayers said simply: "It's with a great deal of reluctance I am announcing my retirement From hiiih school, through college at Kansas and on to the Bears, foo!ball has been my life. It has given me many op- that n»w assure my future. "It brought me many new friends, and 1 want to thank them for staying by me and believing in me these past two years." He spoke not of the heartbreak of mostly riding the bench since injury to his left knee in a pre-season game in 1970. He played in only two games in each of the 1970 and 1971 seasons and only briefly and ineffectively. Rigorous exercises with weights many men might not even be able to lift could not restore the post strength and Boosters meet The Alton High Booster Club will meet Tuesday night at 7:30 at the high school wasn't Bears speed. "lie obviously his o'.cU self," a spokesman said. Thi wosuld have been, the third year of a three-year contract Sayers signed" in 1969. His pay was $75,000 a year. Savers has been employed in a brokerage, Paine, Webber. Jackson and Curtis, in recent years and had taken a leave of absence for football. Presumably he will remain with the brokerage full time now. The game Saturday night was known to be the final test for Savers, who on Dec. 12, 19G5 had raced to six touchdowns against the San Francisco Forty-Niners— tying a record; rushed 336 yards in nine carries, caught a pass for one of the touchdowns, intercepted two passes and ran them back 89 yards, and returned five punts for a total of 134 yards. He flunked that test Saturday. His Beat bosses were sentimental in their comments, but not in their decisions. Owner George Halas said: "This is a sad day for pro football. ..He (Sayers) is a great friend as well as my favorite all time Bear player. So this is a personal loss to me as well as a blow to our team and to fans everywhere. The record books and thousands of feet of action film are proof.. .of his football greatness. As a young man he will still be a success in life— away from the football field." Head coach Abe Gibron, who jerked Savers Saturday night saying, "I don't want you tn carry the ball any more," had this to say Sunday: "I have to pay him tribute for being a man of class who gave it a great try before he admitted he should retire. We believed and prayed he would make it. What can I say beyond this when an all time great decides he no longer can contribute his part? But he alreivly has given the Bears and fans indescribable days of excitement that won't be forgotten." By DON PLARSKI Telegraph Sports Editor Van Galder . . . Burns . . . A n d er s o n . . . Baynham Arneson. . .Gillette. Names sound familiar? One — possibly two — might be somewhat familiar to St. Louis Cardinal fans. But, you better get used to them; you might be reading about them, hearing about them or seeing them this season when the regular National Football League season begins for the Big Red at Baltimore on Sunday. The six new faces were much in evidence Saturday night at Busch Stadium as the Cardinals put the wraps on their exhibition season by overpowering the Chicago Bears, 33-M, before 48,112 fans. The Big Red finished preseason play with a 4-2 record and now head into the regular phase of the 14-game campaign, confronted with a murderous schedule. Van Galder (Tim) was the Cardinals' starting quarterback. From what he displayed, he should get the starting nod Sunday ill- Baltimore. Van Galder. a 28- year-old Iowa State graduate considered a rookie by NFL standards, had the fans excited with his ball handling, leadership and passing. He hit his first five passes and led the Cards to a 24-0 halftime lead before retiring for the night in favor of Gary Cuozzo in the second half. In all, Van Galder, who has been with the Cards' taxi squad off and on for six years, completed nine of 13 passes for 101 yards and one touchtown. Bums (Leon), Anderson (Donny) and Baynham (Craig) were the ball carriers. All three are new to the Cardinals, as you are probably aware by now. Burns'was acquired from San Diego for fullback Cid Edwards, Anderson came to St. Louis for running back MacArthur Lane and Donny down from Baynham was acquired the Bears on waivers. Burns and Baynham each scored a touchdown, but Baynham was injured in the second half and the extent of his shoulder injury will not be determined until sometime today. Burns rushed for 36 yards, Baynham for 15 and Anderson 36. Arneson (Mark) is a rookie linebacker from Arizona who is a terror on the specialty teams — kickoff and punt coverage. Gillette was also acquired from San Diego for Davey Williams in an exchange of wide receivers. Gilette caught only one pass Saturday night but will definitely help the Cardinals. Cardinal coach Bob Hollway praised Van Galder's layer $50,000 richer today AKRON Ohio (AP) — Gary Player, once a §70-a-month club pro, earned a cool $25,000-a-day over the weekend. The 36-year-old PGA champion flew 1(5,000 miles back to his native South Africa today with a $50,000 check for his third World Series of Golf title Sunday. His rounds of 71-71-142 beat Jack Nicklaus and Le? T r e v i n o by two shots. Nicklaus shot the only sub par round of the tournament, a 69, to finish at 144 with Rough start Alton's two entries in the Tri-County Little League Football program got off to a rough debut Sunday. The Bears lost to Collinsville, 30-0, and the Cardinals lost to Fairview Heights, 16-0. Both teams are home (North Jr.) next Sunday beginning at 1:30. Trevino, who had a closing 70. Taey eacs earned $11,500. Fourth Place Gay Brewer picked up $5,000 for shooting 73-72-145. "I made $70 a month when I started out as a pro back home, and it gives you a better sense of values," said Player. "That's why I don't believe in sponsors. It makes you soft," the little physical fitness fan said. Player really worked, or scrambled, for his victory in this event, pairing the winners of the four major tournaments each year. Player was miffed when a writer suggested he scrambled to his opening 71, but not Sunday. "eYs, I did have a scrambling round," Player ad- m i 11 e d . "I don't ev?.r remember playing 36 holes and putting so well. I don't recall hitting one bad putt." The little South African one- putted ten of the first 14 holes, once sinking five- consecutive one-putters on the front nine. The foursome, regarded as the finest field in the Series' 11 years, managed just 14 bdies fo a collective 188 holes, Slow pitch meet A 24-team double elimination slow pitch softball tournament will be held at Betsy Ann Park in Brighton, Sept. 22-23 and 24. Deadline for entering teams at $40 per team is Sept. 15. Further information may be had by calling 372-3078. Briclgewater wns Bridgewater TV beat Nita's Cafe, 10-8, Sunday at Van Preter in East Alton to win a slow pitch tournament, sponsored by Piasa Veterans' association. MAXI TUNE-UP AT MINI PRICE EBftNE 6-0YLIPER 4-CVLIKOE8 I $27.88 . $19.881 $16.881 New plugs, points and condenser, set timing, dwell and carburetor, check and adjust all belts, clean and seal battery terminals. STRIKER 462-1241 Call Ahead For Quick Service Appointment THE ONLY FULL SERVICE SERVICE DEPARTMENT t I I 1 WeVGNBERG SHOES BLACK OR BROWNSTONE loredo carefully styled, comfortably fitting dress boot with 9-inch side zipper, slip on and off with ease, drop in, today? $24.95 SIZES 8 TO 11— WIDTHS D, E. Leader's 710 E. Broadway Donny Anderson, left, sprawls on the terference for the Cardinal carrier, ground after heing tripped up. At eight Number 51 is linebacker Dick Biitluis. is Craig Baynham, who was leading in- Telegraph photo by Jerry Manis) work. "He does a good job," he remarked after the game." But, the coach refused to name his starting quar^ terback and probably won't until Friday. And, oh, yes, you might as well add another name to the ones already mentioned — Bobby Moore. Moore is the Oregon star whom the Cardinals made their first choice. He was impressive, so impressive, in fact, that Bear coach Abe Gibron had word about him. "He's really going to help that team," said Gibron. "He's going to make it interesting after he catches the ball." Moore caught five passes for 38 yards, one of them for a touchdown, as the Cardinals apparently have decided to keep him at a wide receiver spot instead of running back. After Jim Bakken booted a 40-yard field goal to give the Cards a 3-0 lead at the end of the first quarter, the Cardinal defense, led by tackle Bob Rowe and linebacker Larry Stallings, left the Cardinal offense in fine shape. Gale Sayers entered the game for Bears in the second quarter and fumbled on his second carry. Stallings grabbed the ball in mid-air at the 20 and rumbled in for the TD. Sayers, who announced h i s retirement today, fumbled again the next time he earned the ball and Miller FaiT recovered at the Chicago 11. Two plays later Baynliam went in from the six. The Bears were having all kinds of (roubles and couldn't move. Van Galder made it 23-0 when he flipped a 10-yard pass to Moore just as he was swarmed under by two Bear defenders. Bakken made it 240 at halftime,. the same deficit by which the Bears faced the previous weekend at Buffalo only to come back and settle for a 24-24 tie. But, the Cardinals weren't having any of that Bear bounce-back even though Joe Moore and Jim Harrison, two former Missouri backs, ran well the second half for the Chicagoans. Moore piled up 64 yards and Harrison got 26 as the Cardinals were outrushed, 142-95. The Bears, still plagued with quarterback troubles, lost five fumbles (three recovered by Howe) and had three interceptions. "We like to think we caused some of the mistakes," said Hollway. "I'd say our team is more confident; they're -more aware of what they're supposed to do. They're showing great enthusiasm. "The interceptions I like to think were good plays. I'd still like to see our front four progress. But. I think we've made great strides. 7 7—14 0 0—33 CHICAGO 0 0 ST. LOUIS 3 21 SCORING StL—FG Bakken -10 StL—Stalliiiys 20 fumble recovery (Bakken kick) StL—Baynham 6 run (Bakken kick) StL—Moore 10 pass from Von Galder (Bakken kick) C—DOUKIUS 16 run (Perclval kick) StL—FG Bakken 12 StL—Burns 1 run (kick failed) C—Parsons 7 pass from Douglass (Perdval kick) STATISTICS CHI CARDS First downs M 18 Yards rushins M2 95 Yards passing 130 157 Passes 11.2L'.;i 1G-2-I-0 Fumbles lost 5 2 Penalties 7-58 8-94 j^ -. ...-•.' *• *•_._'._ . • : . * rv'- V. .'••••< - . • '.. • ,-.,. »: .• ~\* . --f • ' ' ..4 rtp* \i\ ,f •-,' VWONTGO/IAERN iV^NIjtti. 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