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4.D—LUB80CK AVALANCHE-JOURNAU-Thur«<Uy Morning. April 3. lf7S Buffalo's Bob McAdoo Tabbed MVP BOSTON (AP) — Bob McAdoo of the Buffalo Braves was delighted at being named the National Basketball Association's Most Valuable Player of 1974-75 Wednesday. But he wasn't thrilled with the timing of the announcement. "I've never gotten an award that means as much to me as this one does," he said of the MVP trophy, which is based on a vote by the NBA players. But McAdoo also said he wished the league had waited one more day to announce that he won the award, because he had to play in Boston Wednesday night and the runner-up in the MVP balloting also was in Boston—center Dave Cowens of the Boston Celtics. ' McAdoo, who is the league's leading scorer with an average of 34.6 pbisn per game, ran aw.ay with the Podoloh* Trophy, getting 81 first-place votes and a total of 547 points. Cowens had 310 points. Elvin Hayes of the Washington Bullets finished third with 289, Rick Barry of the Gold State Warriors was fourth with 254 and the Milwaukee Bucks' Ka- recm Abdul-Jabbar was fifth with 161. A year ago, McAdoo, a 6-foot- 10 center, was runnerup to Abdul-Jabbar. "I'm really happy, 1 ' said the Braves' big center. "I can't believe it. It seems like a dream." McAdco came to the Braves out of North Carolina, chosen by Buffalo as a hardship case while still an undergraduate. He was rookie of the year for the 1972-73 season, when he played forward. The next season he switched to center and emerged as a superstar, winning the NBA scoring title. The 1974-75 scoring crown will be his second straight. "When he's playing his game, keeping active, moving without the ball and coming off the picks set for him by the forwards, he is very difficult to Tag-Team Bout Tops Mat Card The team of Dory Funk Jr. and Scott Casey won its tag- team rematch battle over Black Gordman and Goliath Wednesday night in one-half of the main event on the Fair Park Coliseum wrestling card. In the other main event bout, Terry Funk, the Western States champion, won over Cy- clon Negro, the International Heavyweight champion. Other bouts saw Bobby Jaggers whip Big Hart, Karl Steiger stop Golden Hawk and Nick Kozak and Moose Morowski battle to a time-limit draw. guard," .said Buffalo .C/jach Jack Ramsay. • • '••'•_. Boston's Paul Silas puts-i it more bluntly. "There's no way to cover him," he said succinctly. ^ •.'•'• '• Besides leading the leagu'e. in scoring, McAdoo also leads; in minutes played, is third in .rebounding, fifth in field goal .percentage and sixth in blocked shots. '-,'., "What makes winning the MVP so hard to believe," he said, "is that I was a high school and college kid just a few years ago and now all the players I heard about and read about think I'm the best. And that's an honor, man." MVP FOR MAC—Bob McAdoo. the Buffalo Braves' (HO center, demonstrates why National Basketball Association players voted him the league's Most Valuable Flavor of the 1974-75 season. Here, McAdoo drives past Chicago's Tom Boerwinkie in Tuesday 'night's game in Buffalo. AP Wirephoto) Billy Martin Sees Texas Nine As Favorite InAL West Race POM PA NO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A year ago, the Texas Rangers were 100-to-l shots in Las Vegas to win the American Lcasuo West. This year the oddsmakers sec (hem at G-to-1. Manager Billy Martin thinks it ought to be even money. "There is no doubt that Oak-iplace." division winners at Minnesota add a potent bat Ln our batting and Detroit before he became too hot to handle for the respective front offices, says "The Rangers showed the most improvement in baseball last year. We came from last place, 37 games back, to second has been dealt a crushing! Besides giving Oakland a land blow with the Hunter (In the Inss New ot Catfish! York Yan- order. Martin adds "With Cesar Tovar in left and Burroughs in right, we have an outstanding outfield which combined for 265 runs batted in last season." It appears that last year's p itching sensation, David Clyde, is headed for a maturing kecs>. a 25-i»amc winner," Mar- says. "TliiF, to my mind, scare. Texas had the Americanj season in the , T n*» m in o nTncr \/oIn ri V»ln TDI **imW League's Most Valuable Player in slugging outfielder Jeff Burroughs, the> Rookic-of-the-year "He won't be 20 years old until April 22 and he's one of the i^..,._> j,ii.^ i,iu i >.ruij=;^l s tu Hilt:-*.!! l\ U lUlUIIJs IUIKC rirU- ~ role of favorites in ajgrove and a 25-Rame winner in|P ros PecLs around, vision." I Ferguson Jenkins. says - lm not cou automatically hits (he Rangers inlo the tou^h division." (Ferguson Jenkins. Hunter boat Hie Rangers five 1 , Jenkins was a times last year the exact num-! Hunter in the Cy her of cumcs Texas finished bc-iln" in line-drive hittins Mike Har-l* 31 "'^ 105 , 1 Je/t-handcd pitching 1 ~ - Martin counting him but neither am I going to second to Young ballot hind the World Champions. The peppery Martin, who liad Davis Takes Golf Title Sonny Davis braved the subfreezing weather and bulled to a three-over-par 75 en route to winning the annual West Texas chapter of the PGA tourament. Davis, who fired a 73 over the Lubbock Country Club Jay- out Tuesday, recorded a two-day total of MS. George Clark of ^Midland Country Club and Hereford's Cal Garrett finished deadlocked for second at 149. Mearlowbrook's Jay McClurc teamed with Clark to capture (.he low-team honors with a 1.18. Davis and Robe Van-Landcn- ham finished a distant second at 142. In Wednesday's "I think the Rangers arc strong enough to go all the games," says Martin of his Rangers Martin played on World Series teams for the Yankees. Texas acquired pitchers Bill Hands and Clyde Wright during the winter. Martin hopes Wright will give the Rangers the left-handed pitching they desperately need. Jim Bibby, Jackie Brown and Steve Hargan won 19, 13 and 12 games, respectively, last year. "I think Wright can win 20 games," says Martin of hi newly acquired left-hander. Wright had a poor 9-20 record with Milwaukee last season but woji 22 games with California in 1970. The Rangers are pretty well set in the infield. The only question mark was Dave Nelson at second base, who has hit the ball consistently in spring training and is moving well on tournament, the team of Davis. Van-Landcnham. Hodges and Hadcn lied Clark, McClurc, Crutcher and Hriscoe for honors with identical h'-ls. Joe Crutchoi- won the low amatucr race with a 75. an ankle injured in 1974. pro-member I Martin has dampened all 'trade talk involving Nelson. nans. AmariHo's P.oss 1-1!) -- . Cal Can ell. Hcre- "MS - -Sonny Jlivlurv-s ''."If Clinic. Mnilmul foid ('<:; J.'i'J -\Vilvm Su'lnnoi . Treasure Islnnil: .lorn- .Moblcy, Rnnchlnrvl Hills re', l.'il -- Mike IMiKwr Bvmvnrii'lil r<j; jr,J - ranrr I lam. HMlcrci.l cc; I".: 1 . - Jncly Itichardsmi; JJi ~ VlrKil smith. Mcrulowljrrnk. ritO-AM 1.1S — McClurc-Clnrk: M? — Pavis-Vnn !«in<l<Miham: Mil - Moblcy-Ulll Clcnn: ]•)•! — .Sumiicv Hale Newman; 145 — J3uil- T-Kll-UKMllER S-t — Davis. V;m Landenham. HmlseK. Harlra: Clark. McClure. Cmtcher. Bns- c-oc; li.S — :-mith. Stewart I-aucr. llaic; Griffin, Mitrhcll. Fliertield. Furr. Little Dribblers All-Stars Named All-stars from Ihn Lubbock Little Dribblers teams in three divisions have been chosen and will compete in a West Texas state playoff Friday and Saturday in Wol forth. The all-.st;trs Svill represent Lubbock in the Junior, Major and Senior Divisions of the West Texas playoffs, which will Ikick off at S a.m. Friday. If the Lubbock teams win in the playoffs, .scheduled to be played in the Frenship High School gymnasium, they will advance to the national tournament set for nc.xt week in Lcv- elland. With Nelson at second. Lenny Handle will be moved to third base ahead of contenders Mike Cabbage and Roy Howell. Jim SundbcrK, who hit .270 in his rookie year and has a rifle arm, is the No. 1 catcher while Hargrove will play most of. the way at first base. Martin says "As for designated hitters, we're in good shape with Tom Grieve going against left-handers and Jim Spencer swinging against right- handers. V.'e have capable utility performers in veterans Jim Frcgosi and Leo Cardenas." The addition of Willie Davis is expected to make the Ranger outfield respectable if not formidable. Davis was obtained from Montreal in the off-season and Martin says "He'll improve our j defense in center field, will Rive us more speed and will out . rush him." Clyde has a blazing fastball but was troubled with a balky curvcball in 1974. Martin says flatly "Barring injuries or illness we're going to be tough... I -believe we ean win the American League West Division, win the playoff and win the World Series." Martin has the Rangers fired up. They recently were involved in an exhibition game brawl with the New York Yankees—practically unheard of in games. "This team has already proved it can win and now we'll win it all." In Last 1973, year. Martin predicts. Texas was 57-105. under Martin, the Rangers were 84-76. There may be a lot of Ranger fans jumping on those 6-to-l odds. TInnsrrj At A nlancn By Tb« Associated Trrtu 197-1 jjnisn^second in American League We ,st. Klrc-nRths—Slugging Jeff BurrouKhs, American keneue Most Valuable Player RooVie Ot Year Mike Harcrovc nnd overall ImcuR of excellent hitters. Should he heller vvilli the addition of Willie Davis rri'iri Montreal. Superh defense with Davis" snced in center field expected to lw bis .issct. Top pitchers In 25-jiame winner Fcrsuson Jenkins and 19-game ivinncr Jim Bibliy. Wenknes«i—.\o proven left-handed pilclimjr. .N'cw faces—Willie Davis, a and flclilei- from Montreal. ton Wltcr Icft-haiulcr Clyde Wrialit fi«n\ Milwaukee ntid rlcht- handcr Hands from Minncsntn ]!)?:> Forecast— ,\. batUo svith Oakland for first plncc. i.unnocK Ar. Junior Division ill & JO;— Kevin Calrf well. Danny Cnnlu. Dan Galncv. Matt llrwiinl. Kohby Jamos. Davitl Johnson. Mork Lamhcrt. ITcctor Lopez, Bfntr tile wart, Hike Ward. Coaches— Boh Cald- we'l and r'anl CJinlu. Major Division (11 A 13)— Robert W«)d. Sieve Robertson, drr camphell. Chris J.rrnchana. Kflly Walker. Kirk Rhodes. Scott Polly, Troy Sprndlcy, Kelly Hill. Joe Hnmpy. Coaches— Kenneth Hcllln and Irma Guerrera. Senior Division (13 ft Hi -Hex Andrews, Mark Gibson, \Vlnslon Gipson. David orcvcllo. Jimmy .lolmson. Chris Rohrer, Dentnn Rose. Scnlt Williams. Wayno Williams. Douz Williamson. Mike Prle.st. Raymond Ramos. Cnacnts — Ear! Dunr-an rfnd CTny Williams. TJC HIRES AIDE BERKELEY. Calif. 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