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Tuesday, June 2, 1970
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Beat Cafocf/n 3-0 Behfnd Dowson THE NEWS, Frederick, Maryland Tuesday. JHM 2. IfTi PmgeB-1 k Wins County Crown Berth In Playoffs By TOM MAY Spqrts Writer Rick Dawson fanned 16 batters on way to a one-hit shutout as Brunswick downed Catoctin 3-0 for the County B-C crown Monday at the Thomas Johnson diamond. The win advances Brunswick into District play. The Railroaders will meet Williamsport this Wednesday in Washington County beginning at 1:30 p.m. at Municipal Stadium. Dawson didn't allow a runner to reach second base until the final inning. Dawson gave up one single while walking two batters in the game. The game turned out to be, for the most part, a pitcher's duel. Cougar hurler Vernon Ormond allowed three runs on four hits as he issued two walks and registered five strike outs. Only one Brunswick run was earned. Brunswick scored in the first frame when lead off batter P. L. Orrison cracked a singlethrough the left side of the infield. Orrison stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error on a ground ball hit by Paul Gaither who then took second on the overthrow. Ormond then let loose with a wild pitch and Orrison trotted home with the Railroaders first run as Gaither moved to third. The big righthander then walked Mike Deener and hit Butch Shores with a high fastball to load the sacks. Mitch Deener followed with a sharp line drive to second which was caught and Shores was doubled up before he could return to first base. After working to four hitters in the first frame Dawson gave up his only safety of the day to Gary Dingle. Dingle slapped the ball to right field after fouling four balls with a full count. Dingle was thrown out trying to steal second by Railroader catcher Brent Albert, and Dawson fanned the following two batters to retire the side. Brunswick retired the next 13 batters in a row with the help of 11 strike outs by the crafty southpaw. The Railroaders scored again in the third with Orrison again giving Ormond a hard time at the plate blasting a double to lead off the inning. Orrison advanced to third on a ground out by Gaither. Dave McLane then hit a slow roller to the right side of the mound with Orrison running. Ormond fielded the ball and made the throw to the plate but it wasn't in time giving Brunswick a 2-0 lead. Orrison led the Railroaders to their third run when he again led off the inning with a double. McLane grounded out advancing Orrison to third. Mike Deener then reached on an error by the shortstop which allowed Orrison to score his third run of the game. Brent Albert had the other Railroader hit besides the three- hit performance by Orrison in the sixth inning off Ormond. CATOCTIN' Moserzb Mjrun sb Ormond p Wilhardrf Dingle If O«3b Zentz Ib Miller cf Baker c Totals BRUNSWICK a b r h b i 2 3 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Orrison ss Gaithtr Ib McLane cf Deener rf Shores 3b Deener 2b Albert c Stocks If Dawson p Smith If ab r h hi 3 3 3 2 1 3 3 2 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 C 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Former Redskin Suing Old Team 21 0 1 0 Totals 24 3 1 2 Calortin 000 000 0 -0 Brun-JHick 101 010 \ 3 E--Catoctin 2. Brunsvuck-2 DP-Catoctm 1 LOB--Catoctin 2 Brunswick-6 2B-Orn- son (2) WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Washington Redskins football player James M. "Yazoo" Smith has filed a $4.2 million suit against the Redskins and the National Football League. The 25-year-old former defensive back, who received a broken neck in the final game of the 1968 season, accuses the Redskins of "negligence and carelessness" in treating him immediately after his injury. In this part of his action he seeks $1 million for alleged "negligent behavior" by the Redskins in having him carried to an ambulance by teammates "who were not trained in the handling of seriously injured people." Smith also asks $1.5 million for an alleged unlawful conspiracy m the merger of the Nation- al and the American Football leagues. He contends the merger created an "unreasonable restraint of the major share of the professional football talent market" and thus violates the Sherman Anti-trust Act. His suit says this restraint restricts "effective freedom of bargaining for contracts by skilled professional players/* As a result, Smith says he has been deprived of the opportunity "to use his professional reputation by entering into contracts for the economic exploitation of his name and reputation." Smith's suit also asks: - !*220,000 for alleged breach of contract. - $1 million for the "discriminatory" workmen's compensation system in the District of Co- lumbia used by the Redskins which would limit any compensation award to Smith to $24,000. - $500,000 for alleged fraud on the part of the Redskins, which Smith's lawyer, R. Kenneth Mundy, described as a "technical legal matter." Smith's legal action is apparently similar to the step taken by players in the National Basketball Association who filet suit recently to bar a merger between the NBA and the American Basketball Association. The thrust of Doth suits is that the mergers are illegal and designed only to keep down players' wages. Smith was the Redskins* first draft choice in 1968 from the Imiversity of Oregon. His suit, filed in U.S. District Court last Thursday, became available Monday. Ormond Dawson IP 6 7 H R CH BBSO 4 3 1 2 5 1 0 0 2 16 HBP--Brunswick-Shores WP Brunswtck- 0 Catoctin-1 PB -- Brunswick 0 Catoc tin 2 Area Nine Teams Set For Playoffs Brunswick and Thomas Johnson will take on two Washington County teams as first round action in the District baseball playoffs begin Wednesday at Municipal Field in Hagerstown. Brunswick, the county B-C champ after beating Catoctin 3-0 Monday, will meet Williamsport at 1:30 and TJ will take on South Hagerstown at 5:30 p.m. in Class A-AA acrbn. The Patriots will have the tougher time since they lost to South twice this year. The Rebels are 13-3 overall compared to 9-5 for TJ. They won the Tri-State crown with an 11-1 mark. The Rebels won the crown when they beat North Hagerstown Friday. Thomas Johnson finished its best year with a 9-5 record. Brunswick has only lost twice this season and have an excellent combination of hitting and pitching. The Railroaders were unbeaten in county play. They lost to Thomas Johnson and Francis Scott Key. Williamsport is 12-5 on the year and 7-1 in Washington County play. They gained the playoffs by beating Boonsboro 8-6 last week. They are led by power hitter Glen Hutzell. The winners will travel to Frostburg in Allegany County for the finals Saturday. Brunswick lost in the finals last year while Frederick High School won the Class A-AA crown. This is the first time that the Patriots have been in the playoffs. Blair Put On Disabled List PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT--Brunswick's Rick Dawson (left) is shown warming up before the seventh inning in the game against Catoctin for the County B-C title Monday at the TJ diamond. Paul Gaither is in the background. (Right) Dawson breezes one past Cougar hurler Vernon Ormond. Ormond was one of 16 strike out victims against the sly southpaw. Mike Deener is catching. Dawson hurled a one-hitter and Brunswick won the game 3-0. (Photo by Cedric Smith) Touching All The Bases WITH STAN GOLDBERG A Glance Backward THE WORLD MAY have changed a lot in the past year, but not in baseball. A year may have gone by since June 2, 1969, but three of the same four clubs leading their division then are leading them now. Three of these clubs eventually went on to win a pennant in their division. In the American League, Baltimore and Minesota are occupying their usual first place berths. The only difference is that both are in a stronger position than last year. The Orioles, who ran away with the pennant in 1969, are threatening to become the first club in the history of baseball to clinch a flag before the All-Star game. They lead second place Neto York by 7Vfe games and nothing short of a miracle is going to knock them out of first. Last year at this time they led Boston by only three games The way the Orioles are going right now there might soon be a cry to break up the Birds or else put them in a division by themselves The Eastern Duvision of the AL is so weak that Washington, which is only two games below .500, is in third place. * * * MINNESOTA MIGHT HAVE changed managers but its the same old players and the results are the same whether* Bill Rigney or Billy Martin is in charge. The Twins are 2'/z games up in their division compared to only one game last vear The surprise in the West finds Kidney trying to beat his old club, the California Angels. California went and picked up a few good hitters to go along with their already good .pitching staff and the results are astounding. Last year at this time they were in last place with a 14-30 mark. They are now 30-17. Not even the Mets changed that much. * * * IN THE NL EAST, sweet old Leo Durocher and his Chicago Cubs are leading as they were at this time last year. They are praying they don't fall apart as they did in September 1969 when the Mets overtook them. In second place are the same old Mets who have not commenced to be amazing yet this year despite a pitching staff that makes the rest of baseball look sick. Last year at this time New York was 22-23 and people were wondering if the Mets could keep up their almost .500 pace. They did. The only changes among the leaders from last year is in the NL West where Cincinnati have overtaken Atlanta, lasl years' champs. The Reds have not only taken over first, but lead by a comfortable seven games. The Reds have always had the hitting, but lacked that important element known as a pitcher They got a few good ones now and have taken ofl like Apollo 11. It doesn't look like anyone in their division has to feel to catch them. Anything can happen in baseball as the Chicago Cubs learned last year. So it's a little too early to tell exactly who will win what and by how much. By this time next month Baltimore might be in last place and Cleveland in first. But don't bet on it. NEW YORK (AP) - The president of the National _,eague agreed Monday it ·would be fair" to relax some rules ofbaseball's strict reserve clause. Chub Feeney, testifying in federal court in the controversial Curt Flood suit against jaseball, said he would favor a change in the reserve clause and let a player become a free agent at the age of 55. Major league owners have steadfastly refused to budge in contract negotiations with the players' association. Under the present system, there is no age limit when a player automatically becomes a free agent. Flood's suit charges the reserve clause is, in effect, a form BALTIMORE (AP) - Paul Blair, Baltimore outfielder injured by a pitched ball in an Orioles-California Angels game Sunday, was placed on the 21- day disabled list by the American League club Monday. Blair was struck on the nose by a ball pitched by the Angels' Ken Tatum. He suffered a fractured nose and broken optical bone just below the left eye, a spokesman for the Orioles said Monday. Blair remained hospitalized at St. Joseph's in Orange, Calif. Previously scheduled surgery set for Monday moring was postponed while tests were con- ducted to determine the extent of Blair's injuries, the Orioles' spokesman said. Doctors said the outfielder also is suffering double vision because of sagging muscles beneath the left eye. The Orioles, idle Monday, have not announced Blair's replacement. Baltimore's next game is against Oakland Tuesday night when they begin a three-game series with the Athletics. NL Head Favors Change In Reserve Clause Rule of slavery which binds a player to a team for a lifetime without individual recourse. Minnesota Loses Ace Luis Tiant MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Luis Tiant, pitching ace for the Minnesota Twins, has been placed on the disabled list "for a minimum of 21 days" because of a fractured shoulder blade, the Twins announced Monday. The Twins said Tiant, whose season record is 6-0, incurred the injury while pitching against the Milwaukee Brewers last Thursday. It was first thought the injury was merely a pulled muscle. Feeney, under cross-examination by one of Flood's lawyers, Jay Topkis, was first asked if he would favor a change in the rules that made a man a free agent. "Yes," he replied. "How about 55?" asked Topkis, obviously just tryikng to get something for the record. "That would be fair," said Feeney. Feeney, a former general manager of the San Francisco Giants, also made points in favor of baseball's owners. He reiterated claims by many that in order to protect investments and the integrity of the game, "these rules are necessary." Feeney was the only witness' called Mondav. He was to con- tinue his testimony Tuesday along with American League President Joe Cronin and Bing Devine, general manager of the St. Louis Cardinals. Isaac Increases Lead In Points - Dodge driver Bobby Isaac of Catawba, N.C., increased his lead in the NASCAR grand national point standing Sunday with his fourth victory of the season in the Virginia 500. Weather forced a halt to the scheduled 500-lap race at Martinsville, Va., after 377 laps had been completed. Isaac completed the 197.9 miles at an average speed of 68.512 miles per hour. Average Gains 30 Points Clarence Cooper Succumbs At 5T Well known Frederick sports personality Clarence Cooper died Sunday at the Veterans Memorial Hospital in Martinsburg, West Va. Mr. Cooper, who was 51, was active in Babe Ruth baseball and organized and coached the Frederick Bombers of the Maryland State League. His son, Petey Cooper, was one of Frederick High School's most outstanding athletes and is currently playing minor league baseball. GUARANTEED Jet-Air B Kraftreads (General Tire's Factory System Retreads) Fed. Tax I*c. Apptte* to y«w CMfafi «r Mr A-l eastaf* ex- dunce* UM General's Convenient AUTO-CHARGE Plan · no money down... · months to pay Cleon Jones On Way Up NEW YORK (AP) - Cleon Jones was holding a class on hitting, and the students were paying attention. That's because the professor had just finished getting six hits in Sunday's doubleheader and boosting his batting average 30 points. Now a .219 batting average isn't the best advertisement for a hitter but it'll do for- Jones, who batted .340 last year. He was hitting .162 less than two weeks ago. "Pm seeing the ball better because I'm waiting on it," said Jones. "I was lunging at the plate, too anxious. You've got to go get i t . . . ride with the pitch instead of committing yourself." Jones was grinning-- something he hasn't been able to do much this season. "I don't know how much I'm hitting now and I don't want to know," said Jones. "I'm hitting the ball hard now- right on the nose. I was popping it up before. That's the difference." Jones said a casual conversation with Houston's Tommy Davis helped him out of his slump. "Tommy was saying that the top half of your body must stay behind the bottom half," said Jones. "That gave me some insight into what I was doing wrong. I was lunging at the ball. Paul Waner said a hitter should reach, not step." Jones had two doubles and four singles in Sunday's sweep against Houston, He also walked four times, drove in one run and scored three others. "You get a few hits and get on base a couple of times and things start straightening out," said Jones. "It's been a good week." Jones has hit safely in the last six games and is going at a 12* for-25 clip over that span. The streak started when manager Gil Hodges elevated him from his regular third spot in the line-up to leadoff. "It was just something to do," said Hodges, "something like moving furniture." Jones moved back into the No. 3 slot over the weekend against Houston and for the first time all season seemed to be swinging with confidence. "When you're in a slump, you get confused," he said. "I wasn't being aggressive enough at fhe plate. Now I don't feel that if I take a pitch I might put myself in a hole. I don't care what the count is. I know I'm going to hit the ball." 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