Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on June 17, 1970 · Page 82
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 82

Phoenix, Arizona
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Wednesday, June 17, 1970
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McLain looks to July 1 Associated Press LAKELAND, Fla.—Cocksure Detroit pitcher Denny McLain gets nervous \vhen he thinks of his July 1 return to baseball. "Tiger Stadium is sold out," he says, "and I hope most of {hem will be cheering instead of booing. I'll need 'em." Mciain is entering the final two weeks of his suspension* by baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn for associating with unsavory characters. He's physically sound and claims to have learned a lesson. "This case is closed as of July 1," said McLaain at his upper middle class Lakeland home. "You might say I'm being born again. I have profited much by this mistake." "People say you sometimes have to profit by mistakes," he said, "and boy did I have a doozie." McLain weighs 200, five pounds under his 1969 playing weight. He works daily at Lakeland High School and pitches "Like I was in a real game" every third or fourth afternoon. Some local college and high school kids have rendered their services and serve as batters for me," said the blond McLain, now 26. "Did they hit me? Hell, now don't put me on the spot. I'm just worried about getting those big guys out for Detroit." Somebody figured out in the Tiger front .office that McLain, with luck, could get as many as 24 starts in the last three months of the season. Despite knowing this, Denny won't own up to but one goal. "I just want to help Detroit win the pennant," he said. "It matters little how many I win, but I do hope to prove I'm still as good as in 1968 when I won 31 games." Manager Mayo Smith called McLain before Monday "night's game in Detroit and they "just talked about general things, nothing special." Denny has had little contact with his teammates since they worked in spring training at Lakeland. Phoenix shackles Ems Associated Press Uphill race winner for third time Mike Gallagher of Killington, Vt., nears finish line on mile Carriage Road race. This was his third win in a summit of Mt. Washington in 10th annual run of eight row and his winning time was 1:9.6 World soccer battle in semifinals today Associated Press MEXICO CITY - Brazil and West Germany —the teams with the strongest attacks in the World Soccer Cup competition — meet the best defensive teams, Uruguay and Italy, in today's crucial semifinal games. The West Germans, who have scored 13 goals in four games, traveled to Puebla, near Mexico City yesterday and scheduled a brief training session before the match against Italy. The Italians, who have been based in Mexico City since the start of the championship, will oppose the best defense of the championship against the goal- grabbing Germans. Italian goalie Albertosi has only allowed one goal so far. Uruguay, which also has conceded only one goal, left Puebla reluctantly Upsets flavor tennis action Associated Press LONDON — Dick Crealy of Australia, Jaidip Mukerjea of India and Alexander Metreveli of Russia scored upset victories in the London Grass Courts Tennis Championship yesterday, denting the seedings list for next week's Wimbledon. In a day of upside-down form, Crealy scored a 6-2, 1-6, 6-0 victory over Clark Graebner of New York City, who a few hours previously had been named No. 9 seed for Wimbledon. Mukerjea defeated Tom Okker of the Netherlands, Wimbledon's No. 11 seed 6-2, 2-6, 9-7. Metreveli eliminated British star Roger Taylor, No. 16 seed lor Wimbledon, 4-6, 6-3, 8-6. Crealy, Mukerjea ami Metreveli all vsill .{to into (lie Wi/nl;i< d</;i cij'.v.v h/day for Guadalajara, to face its old nemesis — Brazil. Uruguayans drafted a strong protest to the International Soccer Fed- tion had acted illegally in making them travel 300 miles to Guadalajara, when fans and team officials had expected them to play in Mexico City. With the help of soccer king Pele, the return to form of his side-kick Tostao, the goal-scoring power of Jairzinho and the mid-field tactics of Rivelino and Gerson, the Brazilians have so far scored 12 goals. Uruguay and Brazil have an old quarrel to settle. The Uruguayans, world champions in 1930 and 1950, say their tiny country should win the championship once every 20 years, thus taking the Jules Rimet Cup in 1970. Weston ivins writing award Associated Press OMAHA, Neb.—Arizona Republic sportswriter Steve Weston has won first prize in the annual American Association of College Baseball Coaches newspaper and photo contest. His award was writing in newspapers over 50,000 circulation. Weston, a staff member with the Republic for four years, receives a cash award and plaque to be presented at the annual association convention in Houston in January. Bulletin Associated Press OMAHA - Florida State eliminated Ohio University from the College World Series yesterday in the fourth round with a 2-0 blanking. Sports Today RADIO-TELEVISION Malor League Baseball-California at Cleveland (A.L.), KMNP (1510). 4:30 p.m.; Pittsburgh at Los Anneles (N.L.), KTAR (620), 8 P.m. Roller Derby—San Francisco Bay Bombers vs. Midwest Pioneers (filmed). Ch. 21, 5:30 p.m. Baseball Standings American League National League Baltimore New York Detroit Boston Washington Cleveland Minnesota California Oakland Chicago Kansas City Milwaukee Boston New York Washington California' Oakland Milwaukee w a " 39 L 31 32 .400 .509 T7, ]§ .673 18 r .367 17Vz .362 17'/2 .317 20'/s • Results at Kansas City at Chicago at Minnesota at Cleveland at Detroit at Baltimore Boston TODAY'S GAMES (Brett 0-2) at Kansas City (Mcrehead 2-2), night; Washington (Brunei 3-5) at Minnesota (Kaat 5-4), night; New York (Peterson 9-2) at Chicago (Janeski S-4;, night; Oakland (Hunter 00-5) at Detroit (Cain 5-2), night; California (Murphy 6-5) at Cleveland (Austin ((HO, night; Milwaukee (Brabender 2-9) at Baltimore (McNally 9-4 or Hardln 2-1), night. Chicago New York Pittsburgh St Louis Philadelphia Montreal Cincinnati Atlanta Los Angeles S Francisco Houston San Diego Chicago Pittsburgh St. Louis Atlanta Cincinnati Houston 32 30 27 28 27 28 L Pet. GBV» 23 .582 - . 6 .431 8Va .179 ll'/a 29 ._._ 31 .500 30 .474 8 J8 .541 32 .467 3$ .435 3b .424 » 17'/j IB'/a Results at S. Francisco at Los Apseles at San Diego at Montreal at New York at Philadelphia Moyer spins two-hitter vs. Eugene By BOB EGER That old grammarian, Hank Sauer, will tell you that flu is the past tense of fly. Because Sauer's Phoenix Giants, the flu bug behind them, are starting to fly high once again. Avondale's Jim Moyer rendered Eugene's bats harmless with a super two- hitter last night as the Giants clipped the hitter Monday night as the Giants clipped the Emerald's, 2-0 for their third straight victory. It boosted the Giants' season record to 11-0 against Eugene and kept them 3% games ahead of Hawaii's tough Islanders in the Pacific Coast League South. Moyer, who had made six unsuccessful attempts at his sixth victory after running up an early 5-2 record, was in complete command. He permitted a fourth-inning single to right field by Sam Parilla and a ninth- inning single up the middle by Joe Lis as he ran his record to 6-6. He walked three and struck out seven. An error by second baseman Bob Fenwick on a tough chance over the mound and Lis' single put the tying runs on base for Eugene in the ninth, but Jimmy Rosario hauled in Hank McGraw's liner to center on the full run to end the contest. "That's more like it," said Moyer. "I was beginning to wonder if I'd ever win one again." The hard-throwing righthander has been experimenting with a couple of new pitches, and he figures they helped him. The Giants, with a big boost from Valley Kiwanis clubs, sold 7,223 tickets for the contest. Not everybody with a ticket showed up, but the crowd still tripled the average turnout. "I was really pleased to see us win one with all those people in the stands," said Sauer. "It seems like it's, traditional to look bad when you have a full house." The crowd was noisy in its support of another rousing display of stickwork by Jim Ray Hart, who went three-for-three to hike his ever-climbing average to .291. "I feel a little better every day," said Hart, who has seven hits in his last nine times at bat. "I'm getting in better shape by playing every day, but I'm still looking at some pitches that I should be hitting." The Giants scored both their runs in the first inning off Mike Jackson. Pacific Coast League SOUTHERN DIVISION W I. .Pel O'i MONDAY'S GB Pliuvnix 'i, I'u'K-iu' 0 l''.ill..iiiil Hi, IUC.I.M ', EUGENE Pecastrls ef Pfell 2b iSu'i Bates c Amaro ss Jackson p Messerly p Totals 4 3 3 | 2 2°, r 8 0 8 0 h 0 ? 0 8 2 bl 0 1 0 PHOENIX •h Rosario cf Fenwlck 2b Williams rf ttr ib Simpson If Whlfaker pr-lf Blanco ss Sadek c Moyer p Totals 3 i 3 I V f 1 ? 0 8 0 0 0 § h V 1 I 0 } bl 0 0 0 1 o 0 8 0 2 000 000-0 000 OOx-2 E — Fenwlck. DP — Phoenix 1, Eugene 1. LOB — Eug.ene 5 t _Phoenlx .9.. SB — Williams, s - Moyer 2, CUUBIIB 3, rnuemx y, an • Jackson. SF — McKnlght. Jackson (L, 3-4) Masserly Moyer (W, 6-4) T:2:05, .A - 7,223 IP H 7'/3 9 % 0 9 2 REPUBLIC BULLDOG THE ARIZONA. REPUBLIC ports Wednesday, June 17, 1970 Page 43 Eyes on the ball Associated Press Watching flight of the ball of Claude Harmon Jr. off the first tee during yesterday's practice round at Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, Minn., are from left, background, Bob Allison, Minnesota Twins outfielder, Ken Still and Jack Nicklaus. Sports Editor VERNE BOATNER Mister Wonderful R ER BB SO 2252 0001 0037 THE PERFECT VACATION was saddened by news of Jim Herbuveaux's death. To those of us who knew him only professionally, the loss was nevertheless strongly felt. His impact on local horse racing will remain for a long time. He rode the lean years of the sport in Phoenix without becoming a pessimist. Indeed, his keen sense of humor would never allow it. But to those who knew him intimately, the news was quite a jolt. Walt Ditzen, creator of the comic strip "Fan Fare" who resides out Scottsdale way, is more famous in sports than many star athletes. But that was not the case in 1951. But, then, let Walt tell it: "I'm lucky. "I knew Jim Herbuveaux. "If there's a winner's circle in heaven, he's in it. No finer guy, and family man, ever drew a breath. "It is probably no big deal, but he, and his dear Nan were why we are here. In July of 1951, Connie and I were flying to San Diego from Chicago in search of a new home base. We made a stop in Phoenix, which has lasted all these wonderful years. "Nan and Jim treated us to a dinner Fitz flits as Suns rookies, veterans hold cage drills By DAVE HICKS TODAY'S GAMES Atla.n;;la (Nash 8-2) at Montreal (Sloneman 3-8) night; Cincinnati (Simpson 9-1) at New York (Gentry 6-4), nlshl; Houston (Dierker 8-6) at Philadelphia (Fryman 4-3), night) Chicago (Hollzman 7-3) at San Francisco (Pillock CO); Pittsburgh (Ellis 5-4) at Los An- gules (Osteen 8-6), night) St. Louis (Gibson 7-3) at San Dleqo (Coombs 6-4), night. This week's basketball diet for Phoenix-Suns rookies consists of two practice sessions daily. But try to keep up with their coach* Cotton Fitzsimmons conducts rookie workouts at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Coliseum — and sandwiches between Ihem a session with the Suns' veterans. A few ol the established Suns are Phoenix-based during the off-season and have been practicing at St. Mary's High. Mianwhile, FH/smunotis continues av The Suns will encamp at Lake Havasu for preseason workouts in September, and Fitzsimmons expects "five or six" candidates from the current rookie sessions. The club's No. 1 draft choice, 6-9 Greg Howard, whose rebounding has been impressive, missed most of the heavy action yesterday. Howard sprained a wrist Monday night. it'ssjotis have attracted more at the Flame restaurant, and that was just the beginning. Harry Montgomery closed his rolltop desk at dark, the real estate people Harry introduced us to closed their shops at dark, but not Jim, and Nan. "We four created several neighborhood disturbances, I'm.' sure. After all, it WAS July, and way after dark was nicer, so we toured the town with Jim shining his spotlight on homes into the wee hours. I know we didn't buy one of those (we were DEAD in those neighborhoods) but we did buy. Never did get to San Diego. "We felt that if these people were any indication of the kind of neighbors we might have in Arizona, why go farther? "Jim became my son's godfather, and I became his son Johnny's godfather. If anyone could have wanted a GOOD one, our boy got him. I'm sorry to have to say I haven't been all that good to Johnny. Tragedy makes changes. I plan to do better, Johnny. "Let me tell you how beautiful this man was. We, like all parents, had a bit of a problem with our boy. Jim got the word, and here's how he helped. Talk about 'communicating,' he called and said, 'Tell Jerry I'll pick him up at 6:30 tomorrow morning.' "He did. They went to Mass, after which, armed with a six-pack, they drove to the lookout point on South Mountain, and had quite a talk. How can I better tell you what a great person we have lost? Not just our family, but his family, and all others that he touched. "There are so many fine things this man did for so many people, I can't cover all of them, but I must mention one other personal gesture. "In February of 1960, I was a real scared guy, lying in a bed after my first heart attack. I just KNEW on that day I was a loser. In walks Jirn Herbuveaux and tosses a bright red horse blanket over my bed. It was inscribed, 'Winner Good Samaritan Handicap I960 Walt Ditzen.' So, suddenly, I'm a WINNER. "How wonderful can one man gel?" "Oi c<niis(- : I have Hit;iis)x:<l tii&t

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