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DES MOINES REGISTER W«<J., July 23, 1969 "Be reasonable, Pork ! Why go to the supermarket ? Don't I feed you enough right here?" Kuhn Honors Nixon As Game's Top Fan By Will Grimslcy (AP Special Correspondent) WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Nixon, who said he never made the team, finally made it Tuesday. He was ac- cluirncd by baseball as the game's No. 1 fan. "Like those of us who never made the team, I have always slood in awe of those who made the team," the President said at a White House reception for members of baseball's All-Star teams in the Capitol for their annual game at the Robert F. Kennedy Stadium. The chief executive, admitting he had always been an in tense fan and recalling games and incidents of years ago, had personal words for all of the baseball greats and sports writers numbering around 400, who attended the reception. Compliments Campy "You are doing a great job with the youth in New York," he told Roy Campanclla, the former Brooklyn Dodger catcher who war pushed through the receiving line in a wheelchair by his wife. Campanella was paralyzed in an automobile accident several years ago. "Congratulations, you are doing a wonderful job with Oak tend — especially Reggie Jackson. You are teaching him to hit," Nixon said to Joe DiMaggio, the former Yankee outfielder who Monday night was honored as baseball's greatest living player. "I will be watching you tonight," he said in an aside to Denny McLain, the Detroit Tiger pitcher. Nixon was presented with a solid gold lifetime pass by Warren Giles, president of the National -League. "The way the market is going I'd better save this gold," he commented, drawing a big laugh. Given Trophy Bowie Kuhn, commissioner of baseball, presented the President with a gold trophy similar to that awarded Monday night to baseball's all-time great players, living and dead, selected by vote of sports writers and broadcasters. "This is awarded to you as the No. 1 baseball fan in Amer ica," Kuhn told the President. "I shall keep it and treasure it always in my library," Nixon responded. Nixon said hn advisers had suggested that he could leave in the fifth inning of the All-Star game in order to get an early start on his round-the-world trip. "I said no," the President said. "I never leave in the middle of anything." Recalls '29 Scries Nixon recalled that one of the earliest games he ever heard on the radio was in the 1929 Series between the Philadelphia Athletics and the Chicago Cubs. "I remember the Cubs had an eight run lead and the Athletics came back to score 10 runs and win the game." He said "Since then, I have decided never to leave a game before it is over. Anything can happen." Nixon told his guests that he had found that sportswrlters ultimately became top political writers and he mentioned particularly Bill Henry of the Los Angeles Times, Scotty Reston of the New York Times and Bob Considine, formerly of International News Service. '•If I had my choice," he said, "I think the thing I most preferred to be was a sportswriter." Nixon, who vas a substitute football player at Whittier College in California, has attended five regular-season games this year and repeatedly, upon leaving the stadium, drops by the locker rooms to pass pleasantries with the players and the umpires. No Phony "He is a real honest-to-goodness fan — no phony-baloney about him," said Ted Williams, the new Washington Senators' manager and former Boston Red Sox great. "He knows the p!;.yers and he knows the strategy. He likes to drop by and chat about how the team is doing." Mrs. Babe Ruth, widow of the New York Yankees' star, who w;s5 voted baseball's greatest player of all time, said the President told her that his wife had a picture and an autographed nail signed by Ruth which she treasured. "The President is a wonderful baseball fan," Mrs. Ruth IOW AN TOPPLES IN ILS, TENNIS Limed Wire to The Register '•• INDIANAPOLIS, IND.' i AP); — Hoy Sprengelmeyer of Du-'i buque, la., lost to 'Australia's '• Allen Stone, fi-3 and 6-1 in t he- first round of the National .Clay Courts tennis tournament Tuesday. Davis Cup veterans Cliff Richey, Charles Pasarell and Pancho Guzman all hud to go three sets to reach the second round. Richey, 1966 National Clay Courts cbamp from San Angelo, Tex., defeated Richard ! Russell of Jamaica 6-1, 5-7, 6-3. Pasarell, the sixth-seeded! American from Santurce, j Puerto Rico, sidelined Roy Keldie of Australia 8-6, (5-8 6-2 and Guzman, the No. 6 foreign seed from Ecuador, beat Dave Harmon of Salt Lake City 8-6, 4-6, 6-3. Clark Graebner, second-seeded and defending champ from New York, scored an easy 6-3, 6-2 victory over Victor Crotta of Italy. Top-seeded Arthur Ashe of Richmond, Va., advanced when Steve Faulk of Madisonville, La., defaulted. Applelon Qumcy Clinton The Minors LIAOUI Waterloo 10 10 2'i Qd..Cities 9 11 3'/a MIDWEST LIAOUI iCed. Rap. 12 10 l'/b ! Decalur 11 11 2Vj BurJIngln 11 16 _ WIs. Rap. I 14 5'/a TUESDAY NIGHT'S GAMES No games scheduled. TONIGHT'S GAMES Wisconsin Rapids at Clinton Applelon at Quad-Cities Cedar Rapids at Decalur Burlinalon at Qulncy Tri-Cilies idle TEXAS LEAGUE EASTERN W. L.G.B. 1 Memnhis 49 46 - Sh'epoi-t 48 47 1 S A'tonio 43 49 41. j Akans,is 42 51 i WESTERN W. L. G.B. Dallas 54 41 — Amarillo 50 44 3'/j El Paso 47 46 .. TUESDAY'S GAMES NO Qurnes scheduled. Alb'que 42 51 11 SOUTHERN LEAGUE Brm'hiirrt Ch-iolte i Colu'bus W. L. G.B.I » 38 ,-dAshevllle 5 J 4 ! .J'lM ornery 49 18 10 ' Sav'nah ^ Ashevllle 47' 49 li'j " - y 43 54 16 A . TUESDAY.rGA^S 38 5 " "'' A^neviiip 4, Monlqomery 1 Only game schedule EASTERN LEAGUE W. L.G.B. 57 38 55 37 ',j 48 43 7 TUESDAY'S GAMES field 1, Manchester 3 ra 4, Reading 3 same scheduled W Piffsfield 45 M'hester 41 Wat'bury 33 L. G.B. 46 10 56 17 59 22Vj First Move In Demands By Players 'WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) -~j Major league baseball players) have urged club owners to con-! duct upcoming, negotiations ex-j pediliously and efficiently toj produce a mutually satisfactory | agreement. j The Major League Basebal Players Association, in a state ment of policy adopted Mon day, said it will ask the owners to change the basic agreemen negotiated two years ago. The statement said the firs agreement represented signifi cant progress but was not prac ticable to modernize completely conditions, practices and play er-management relationships. Money Issues "It is now appropriate tha further progress and modern ization be effectuated by the parties," the statement said. "It is also appropriate that in the forthcoming negotiations the parties take cognizance the steep rise in living cost! since the negotiation of the present agreement and the erosion of the players' monetar allowances caused by such in flation." The Association said among the subjects on which it will make specific proposals for improvement are: Minimum salary, expense and moving allowances, lengtl of the season and relatet scheduling rules, impartial ar bitration of grievances, termina tion pay, and World Series and play-off compensation. Also the Association said th matter of the reserve claus and related rules and regu lations is now being studied by both parties and will be a mal ter for negotiations. Early Negotiations The Association said it wil submit to. the clubs a detailec statement on the propose changes on or before Aug. 31. It also proposed the partie commence negotiations durini the first week of September. The Association also urged the parties include as negotiators persons who have the time and authority to negotiate in good faith and conclude an agreement subject to ratification of the clubs and players, "The parties should set a their mutual goal the con elusion of an agreement prio to the end of the 1969 cham pionship season, and shouli make every good-faith effort t achieve that goal," the state ment said. The Association said the ne gotiations, during the past two winters, "produced honorabl and equitable agreement, bu the means employed in arriving at that result were all too frus trating and devisive." Need Authority The Association said the ne gotiations were complicated on the owners' side "because man agement negotiators lacked au thority to make decisions at th negotiating table." "They were complicated on the players side by reason of a need to communicate with the players during the off season, slow arduous task," the state ment said. "We suggest that, in, both instances, agreements reached could and should have been arrived at months earlier. We suggest that the procedures insisted upon by the owners for the last two negotiations could not, by their very nature, produce an agreement without an open conflict. "We propose, in the interes of both parties, to correct the procedures this year." RUTH CROWN TOM TEAM (The Register's Iowa News Service) OSKALOOSA, IA, - Nick Strickler hurled a two-hitter Tuesday night, sending Raccoon Valley of Des Mjjines to a 7-3 victory over Fairfield and the state Babe Ruth baseball championship. Strickler struck out 10 and walked six. He gave up two of Fairfield's runs in the first inning, but Raccoon Valley got one of them back in the bottom of the first and rallied for three more in the second to take the lead for good. Catcher Steve Forrester 'THEY NAMED A CANDY BAR AFTER HIM 9 President's Praise, But Reggie Says He's No Ruth By William Gildca t) The Washington Post WASHINGTON, D.C. -Reggie Jackson has the far! letter framed. ". . . Although 1 always root for the home team, / have nothing but the highest admiration /or your performance on the night I saw you. My daughter, Julie, and her husband, David Eisenhower, have seen you play twice, once in 'Boston and once in Washington. On both occasions you hit two home tuns, you had best subsidize them to attend all your games! With best wishes,Sincerely, Richard Nixon." The Oakland Athletics' slugger, leading the major leagues in home runs with 37, said the letter from the President was "the biggest thrill ever as far as being congratulated." The 23-year-old star was here for the All-Star Game. "Hitting three home runs in one game was the biggest thing that's Tiappched to me on the field!" That was July 2 against Seattle. Just One Babe The day he drove in 10 runs in one game, June 14 at Boston, is second-best because he hit only two home runs, that day, and hitting home iruns is his thing. It has prompted comparisons between him and Babe Ruth, but he has accepted them humbly, and with humor. "There never wilt be another Babe Ruth," he told reporters after his three-homer outburst. "They named a candy bar after him." Still, the future seems bright for Jackson, who believes he will not reach his full potential for at least four more seasons. He also has a slugger's unique advantage of having Joe DiMaggio as a tutor. The Yankee dipper, now an Oakland coach, has bad his effect on both Jackson's hitting and his temperment. "He wants to hit everything out of the park," DiMaggio said only six weeks ago. "He's not content with singles. When he starts trying merely to make contact, tie's going to hit his homers and have a higher average, too. The way he swings now, I'd say .230 to .260 is tops for him." DiMaggio apparently made his point.'"I'm swinging just to make contact," Jackson said. "He is to me as an encyclopedia is to a high school student." Since DiMaggio's Reggie Jackson Jusf Mofcing Contact remarks, Jackson had his big games against Seattle and Boston, and his average has risen above .280. Attitude Changed His attitude has changed for the better, as well. Last summer, his first full season, he would break bats, sulk and stay depressed for long periods because he was striking out 171 times — four short of .the major league record held by Dave Nicholson with the Chicago White Sox. Jackson still strikes out although not nearly as often. But he accepts it now. "Last year I hadn't adjusted to being in the big leagues," he said. "Now, I'm getting recognition, t can't show my anxieties and emotions. People are watching for that much more." DiMaggio has influenced him to be more patient. His patience is being taxed, however, by frequent knockdown pitches, and he wants Oakland pitchers to retaliate. "I've been hitting the dirt quite a bit. Pitchers don't throw at Killebrew, Frank Robinson, and Frank Howard because they're the bread ' and butter for their teams and their pitchers preterit them. There hasn't been too much of that on this club." Jackson hardly dreamed a few years ago that he would be a target of pitchers. He preferred to play football and even after he signed a bonus contract with the A's in 1966 for $95,000, he said he would be satisfied being just "half the player Willie Mays is." Sandlot Start As recently as 1965, he rarely thought about a career in baseball. His parents are divorced. In the summer of 1965, h* visited his mother and joined the Leone's team, Baltimore's perennial sandlot champion. "That's when I really be- gan to think seriously about baseball," he said. "We played almost every day, about 95 games. 1 hit .Ml and had about 15 home runs. Mr. Walter Youse was the coach, and he taught me a lot Of things. He made me realize the potential I had." Jackson already had played freshman baseball at Aritom State, bat Ma .JH average was hardly spectacalar. Re also played football, bit a knee Injury ended his ambitions. Buoyed by his experience with the Leone's, he returned to Arizona State, where he was an All-America center fielder and was drafted by the A's. "I'm looking forward to meeting the President this trip," he said. "And I'm going to make a point of seeing Ted Williams. "I haven't talked to him yet. I've actually been afraid to. I also want to meet some of the National League play ers, like Hank 'Aaron and Bob Gibson. "I'm honored to be in the starting lineup. I was just hoping to be on the squad because I wanted to come and meet these people. You see, I'm a fan as well as a player." WIREPHOTO (AP) Iowa's Rapid Robert: The Greatest Lefty Grove demonstrates his pitching grip to Bob Feller at news conference Tuesday. Grove was chosen as baseball's greatest left-handed pitcher by Pre-Game Barbecue's Tent Shaken by Rain, Lightning baseball writers Monday. Feller, a native of Van Meter, la., was chosen as the greatest right-hander among living pitchers. GALLING SUCCESS STANTON, DEL. lAP) Gallamar won the feature Delaware Park Tuesday. S.W. /ou;a Junior Tennis (The Register's Iowa News Service) RED OAK, IA. - Entries are now being accepted for the Southwest Iowa Junior Open tennis tournament here Aug. 1-3. The entry deadline is 30 and only the accepted. Competition will be in boys' _ and girls' singles and doubles at ;in 18-and-under, 16-under, 14-un- ider and 12-under divisions. knocked in two of the second-inning runs with a single, other scored on an error. The to "''^i^ r ^ e «^l! 2 '' 6ut: Expect 60 Cagers 90 will be 130 120-7 ..200 100-3 ALL-STARS- Continued from Page One treasurer Joseph Burke and groundskeeper Joseph Mooney. The dugouts were filled with water, as were the parking lots and the outfield was laden with water. "What do you think Bob?" asked Cronin. Short replied: "I think it's awful wet." I think it's unplayable," Cronin said. They're Stranded Several thousand VIPs, in eluding congressmen, govern ment dignitaries and press per sonnel were stranded under a mge tent at which a program wrbecue was staged by Washington sponsors. Three thousand were on the nvitation list, but the number ar exceeded that. , As the rain poured down and lightning flashed, the tent became dangerous. Police shepherded many of the celebrants into the nearby D.,C. Armory. Others caught busses back to he Capitol Building. "The tent may collapse at ny minute, you people had better get out of here," one of the authorities warned. Joe DiMaggio, the former New York . Yankee star who (Monday night was proclaimed the greatest, living baseball player, was among those At Wart burg Camp cau i hl in th ' e deluge. WAVERLY, IA. (AP) ~\ Some Stay About 60 Iowa high school bas-! Small rivulets of water ketball players are expected for ! coursed the tent, where the W a r t b u r g College's sports camp here Sunday through- Friday, the college said Tue&day. Lectures and demonstrations will be given by Maury John, coach of the Drake basketball team. THE STARTING LINEUPS American League Rod Carew, Minnesota 2b Reggie Jackson, Oakland cf Frank Robinson, Baltimore . .rf Boog Powell, Baltimore Ib Frank Howard, Washington If Sal Bando, Oakland 3b Rico Petrocelli, Boston ss Bill Freehan, Detroit c Denny McLain, Detroit p National League Matty Alou, Pitsburgh cf Don Kessinger, Chicago ss Hank Aaron, Atlanta rf Willie McCovey, San Francisco ...Ib Ron Santo, Chicago 3b Cleon Jones, New York If John Bench, Cincinnati c Felix Millan, Atlanta 2b Steve Carlton, St. Louis p tent despite warnings to leave. Today's starting pitchers will be the same pitchers who were slated to take the mound Tuesday night—Denny McLain of the Detroit Tigers and Steve Carlton of the St. Louis Cardinals. McLain vs. Carlton McLain was a 31-game winner in 1968 and is 14-5 this season. Carlton is 12-5. When rain cut off the 1952 jame at Philadelphia, the National League held a 3-2 edge on home runs by Jackie Robinson and Hank Bauer. After a ong wait, that was called off. game finally guests earlier gorged themselves on hamburgers, barbecue and drinks, both soft and hard, while a combo called "Your Father's played Dixie tunes A few remained Mustache" under ^ lu 1961, the second of two games played that year was called after nine innings in a heavy rain at Fenway Park in Boston. In contrast with Tuesday's ill- fated affair, the 1968 game was played in the Astrodome »t Houston where it never rain*. $3 OCEANPQRT, Director woo day »t OAKS- Continued /rom Page One strous 9.67 earned-run average. On this occasion he did the job, striking out Rene Lach- emann after a 3-0 count, getting Fazio on a double play, and retiring the side in the ninth on three infield plays. Ken Sanders, still searching for his first victory, absorbed^ defeat No. 4 instead as he^ surrendered all the Denver runs in his 4 1-3 innings. Bob Rodriquez blanked the Bears the rest of the way. Herman Hill and Cotton Nash tagged Sanders with doubles for a first-inning run, and the Grizzlies came back with four runs on five hits in the second — the first one on Bill Davis' sixth homer, A two-out error by Chavarria on an easy chance let in another run in the fourth, and Nash's double led to the final Bear tally in the fifth before Rodriquez took over. . , Helpful Error Singles by Morales and Wayne Norton, and Valazquez's double netted one run in the Iowa sixth before Lewis' two- run single became like a three- run homer as left-fielder Bob Perry let it get past him for an error. Chavarria, leading off in the sjxth, trotted down to first base after plate umpire. Bob Kenny ruled his shirt had been brushed by a pitched ball. Denver Manager Heffner asked Kenny to check with the first base umpire Bill McKinley, which resulted in a reversal of the original decision, and Chavarria was ordered to resume batting. Oaks Manager Jim Williams, announced he was completing the game'.under protest. Lefty Bob Meyer (i-9) will pitch for the Oaks Wednesday night against Denver's Garland Shifflett (4-5). START WORK SALISBURY, MD. (AP) Construction will begin here within two weeks on tin outdoor tennis; center for the National Indoor Championships. The Scoreboard American League Standing* EASTERN DIVISION '.W. L. Pet. G.B. Baltimore 65 31 .677 .... Boston 54 42 .563 11 Detroit 52 41 .559 !!»/» Washington ....51 50 .505 16V* tew York 46 52 .469 20 Cleveland 38 59 .392 27>/a WESTERN DIVISION W. L. Pet. G.B. Minnesota 59 37 .615 .... Oakland 53 39 .576 4 Kansas City ....41 55 .427 18 Seattle 40 55 .421 18>/2 Chicago 40 56 .417 19 California 36 58 .383 22 Tuesday's Game All-Star game, rain Today's Game 12:45 p.m.—American League vs. National League All-Stars at Washington National League Standings EASTERN DIVISION W. L. Pet. G.B. Chicago 60 37 .619 .... New York . ..53 39 .576 4V» St. Louis . ..49 48 .505 11 Pittsburgh . ..47 48 .495 12 Philadelphia ..39 55 .415 WVa Montreal .. ..31 65 .323 WESTERN DIVISION W. L. Pet. Atlanta 56 42 .571 Los Angeles ...53 41 .564 San Francisco ..54 42 .563 Cincinnati 48 41 .539 Houston 48 48 500 San Diego 33 65 .337 Tuesday's Game All-Star game, rain Today's Game 12:45 p.m.—American League vs. National League All-Stars .at Washington G.B. .... 1 3V». 7 23 Bishop, Mitchell Lost to Oilers KERRVILLE, TEX. (AP) Houston Oilers offensive guard Sonny Bishop retired Tuesday and cornerback LeRoy Mitchell suffered an injury that will sideline him for the season. Bishop, eight-year veteran, will enter the commercial real estate business. Mitchell, a third-year player from Texas Southern, sustained "a fractured cervical vertabra Saturday and was sent to Houston Monday for X-rays. U.S. Girls' Tennis Champ Advances LAKE BLUFF, ILL. (AP) — Defending champion Janet Newberry of LaJolla, Calif., advanced in Tuesday's third round of the National Girls' 16- and-under tennis tournament. She reached the quarterfinal round with a 6-4, 6-3 triumph over Susan Vinton of Sarasota, Fla. IOWA Lewis Driscoll rf ------ ss Chav'ria 31 M •b r h bi 300 ° BNV " illcf cNulty 3b 4010 Holt" 3b rf 301° Jenkins 3b . __ Morales dph 3 1 2 0 Nash don" Lache'nn Ib 4000 Glover 2b Fazio 2b 4110 Davis Ib Norton cf 4110 Elliot rf Velazquez c 4 1 3 1 Perry If Look c «b r h bi S 5131 4131 5000 0000 5121 3000 2111 2110 4110 4111 ToUl* 34J114 HUI, N«lh 2 , •r\f. HR-Dsvli S-eiover. 148 lit Mx-7 ;varna 2, Perry. DP— "•- 5, Denver 9. 28- Creators of the Consolidation Loan concept in 1916. MORRIS PLAN

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