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2% I DES MOINES REGISTER • Tuflt., Aug. 26, 1978 Woody'a World jgJIM MURRAY Rams try a minority enterprise In the fall of 1971, a clerk in the Department of Commerce's Office of Minority Enterprises in Washington took a call that had an offer for a minority enterprise, all right. It was from an old, established firm and the position was one that had been long associated with white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant types. The pay was good, the hours hard to beat, the firm progressive, the product superior and the fringe benefits unlimited. So, the clerk took the job himself. James Harris hung up the phone, quit the Department of Commerce, gave up his civil service, got his hat and started a career in the orlvate sector. Prom then on, he was on the executive ladder of the Los Angeles Rams, a profit-making corporation. The industry considered the Rams were taking a miscalculated risk. It's considered all right for blacks to be U.S. senators, ambassadors to the U.N., brigadier generals, rear admirals, mayors, scientists, surgeons or spies. „ But not NFL quarterbacks. This was too sensitive an area. Too much was at stake. The Republic would topple. The System wouia coiiapse. BLACKS COULD BE wide receivers, running backs, block ing oacKSj-gerensive men, onensive men. rney could be boxers, pitchers, catchers, hitters, centers, doctors, lawyers, poets! painters or candlestick-makers. They could go to the moon, maybe. But they couldn't go to the Super Bowl. On that, the national consensus was agreed. All except Carroll Rosenbloom. And, if there was one thing Carroll Rosenbloom was expert on, it was NFL quarterbacks. He had bought the best — John Unitas — for an 88-cent telephone call. He plucked Unitas from the shift of a steam shovel for the price of that person-to-person call in the 1950s. So now Rosenbloom raided the Commerce Department. It was the opinion of those in the know that he would have been better off with the Secretary of Commerce or thev wondered why he hadn't considered Kissinger if he was looking for Cabinet employes, me postulate was, James Harris naa been employed in private industry in that position, as executive director of the Buffalo Bills, and had run that company into the ground. But the Bills of those years were a 1-13 disaster area. They were hopelessly undercapitalized athletically; quality control was non-existenent. The offensive line was a set of turnstiles and all Rosenbloom saw was that it took four, five and six of his blitzing Baltimore pass-rushers to bring down the 6-foot 4-inch, rocket-armed young quarterback of the Bills — and that was a Super Bowl champion line coming at him. ROSENBLOOM COULDN'T believe an arm that good would have to go into federal government paper-shuffling. Rosenbloom didn't take the position he was engaging in Affirmative Action, he felt he was scooping the market. Getting a reserve quarterback of that quality for nothing was like finding Caruso in a chorus. Actually, the government didn't lose an employe, it gained a quarterback. Because Harris was persuaded to take a leave and still worxs in the off-season tor the uttice oi Minority enterprises which liked having a live success story on the premises. There are, of course, no more calls for Ram quarterbacks, a minority enterprise that's nicely filled now that Harris is the Pro Bowl quarterback for the NFL and hopes to be its Super bowj quarterbacK, too, It's oossible. though, on the basis of Rosenbloom's success, that the bhone will rine in the Department again this fall and; the caller will not be Don Klosterman from the Rams but his counterparts from the Jets, Bears, Saints, Broncos — or even Bills. "Hello. Department of Commerce, Office of Minority Enter prises? Listen, nave you got anybody sitting around tne omce I here, 6-4, 215 pounds, who once passed for Grambling University with a completion average of 7.8 who can read a zone and check off at the line of scrimmage.' © 1J7S Los Angeles TIitim Eckersley 3-hitter stops Sox CLEVELAND, OHIO CAP) - Rookie right-hander Dennis Eckersley, who began the season in the Cleveland bullpen and didn't get his first major league start until May 25. hurled 8 1-3 hitless innings and finished with a three-hitter in pitching the Indians to a 5-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox Monday night. Eckersley allowed four walks before Bill Melton broke ud the! no-nit bid witn one out in the seventh, driving a grounder past shortstop Frank Duffy to score Deron Johnson, twho walked to open the inning and went to second on a passed ball The only other hits off Eck ersley (10-5) were Jorge Orta's one-out single in the eighth and an infield hit by Ken Henderson with one out in tne ninth. Manager Frank Robinson and Charlie Spikes slammed consecutive home runs for the In dians in the bottom of the eighth off Jim Kaat (18-10) to give Eckersley a 5-1 lead. Kaat, seeking his second con secutive 20-victory season, had scattered four hits before the Indians' big eighth inning. CHICAGO CLeVELAND Ktlly rf 3 0 0 Mtilen 3b Dent ss 2 0 0 6 SpI Downing c J 0 0 0 Asl High winds don't keep Zug from course record MALY Continued from Page One time to play golf — sometimes very good golf. He shot a brilliant five-un-rter-par 31 Sunday on the second nine of the south course at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club. Apparently it is the best rver shot on that part of the course. "It was a heck of a score >n all the wind we had Sun-■l.iy," said Roger Padgett, i be club professional. Zug began the nine wiih four straight birdies (sinking an Ifl-foot putt at No. 10 and an 18-footer at No. 13). He had a bogey at No. 14, but sank a 30-foot birdie putt on I he next hole and a seven-footer for a birdie on No. 16. "I didn't have a par on the whole round until No. 17," said Zug, 29, who says he plays the course about three times a week. However, he wasn't nearly as good on the first nine. He shot a 43. Cincinnati coach raps Bryant move CINCINNATI, OHIO (AP) -v!,ibama Coach Paul (Bear) . ant's decision to contest a wiunal Collegiate Athletic As-v.i-iaiion limit on football schol-i: ships is an act of "self pres-•r.ation," said Tony Mason, ncinnati football coach. The rich want to stay rich," '■! .'son said. Mmsoji said, however, he. . as to start no quarrels with • ■ ■!■ coaches who are opposed i he NCAA plan (o limit : ■ iarships to 95. The plan would permit schools to dress 48 lor games. 1 think the NCAA scholar ships are realistic," Mason said. "What 1 am sayuig is a number has been established. Let's all abide by the rules. The thing is that 90 per cent of the colleges are aDiamg oy tne rules, doing tilings right. "The other 10 per cent , . they're going to bowl games,' Mason said. o o Kuipcr 2b 4 0 10 BBell 3tl 3 0 11 n'iod (9)' S 'kiB('B*"' ?pn vi ^e'rbb'so Kttii (Kt/ioer). PB-Ashov, Texas t — Tigers 0 ARLINGTON, TEX. (AP) - Rookie left-hander Jim Umbar-ger pitched a three-hitter and Tom Grieve singled home the only run as Texas edged De troit, 1-0, Monday night. Umbarger (6-5) retired the first nine batters before Ron LeFlore singled to start the fourth. Detroit's other hits were Leon Roberts' two-out double in the eighth and Gary Sutherland's one-out single in the ninth. The Rangers scored off Ray Bare (7-9) when Jim Spencer singled with one out in the second, moved up . on Toby Har-rah's walk and came home on Grieve's single. DETROIT TEXAS LeFlore cf 3 0 1 Marine i « «« LRobcrtarr 30 10 VSSS tr i 1 0 Nelson 2b 10 handle cf 0 0 Buroutihs rf fan 0 0 0 0 Umbargr 30 0 3 0 Total Taxas T. LOB— Detroit A, Texas 3. IB- IP H R ER BB SO Rookie lifts Twins, 6-3 MILWAUKEE, WIS. .fAP) - Dave McKay's second home run in four major league games and Rod Carew's run-scoring single helped Minnesota to a 6-3 victory over Milwaukee Mon day night that handed the Brewers their twentieth loss in 25 games. McKay's shot came with Tony Oliva on base and gave the Twins a 2-0 lead in the second inning. A third run scored on a walk to Glen Borg-mann, a single by Lyman Bos- tocK ana nouin Younts error on Jerry Terrell's grounder MINNESOTA MILWAUKEE 5 13 2 Sheldon 2b 3 0 4 0 10 Aaron dh l 2 4 110 Hog»n rf 1 I) 1 0 Share a 4 0 0 0 Bevacqua 3b 4 0 1 2 |Mllchell "40 Ollvd dh Brva w Bgller P 1?? I 01 0 200 (rtifc 3 2- LOB-Minnesaia 11. Milwaukee 2B — Hefjan, Brlsas, Bas'ock. MR— > H REfiBBSD Decker .laton (L,ll'-15] EdRdriauei I.D.M. Boxing Club to open tonight The East Des Moines Boxing Club wjll open for daily work outs tonight. The workouts will he hem irom a to a p.m. eaen night. Low cost Perez returns rich dividends CINCINNATI SLUGGER SIGNED FOR $2.50, PROMISE CHICAGO, ILL (AP) -Tony Perez was no bonus baby, The Cincinnati Reds picked him up for $2.50 and a promise. "They gave me nothing," recalled the Reds first baseman, 1 "just $2.50 for my visa. "I just want to play n*tl ball. That is all I ever want to do." So, the 17-year-old Perez tony took his first airplane ride and left his native Cuba for Geneva, N.Y. Perez was in the Class D league, the lowest minor league in baseball, but to him it soon became heaven. "I no get homesick much," he said. "I was playing ball and that makes me happy." He didn't initially realize what the big leagues were all about but he soon learned. Rejected Trade "I watch on television and I want to get to the big leaHues." And when he made the big leagues, the Reds recovered that $2.50 investment many times over. Last winter, the club said they might have to trade Perez. They asked him to waive his right to refuse a trade, but he said no. "I want to stay with the Reds," he said, although he admitted he would have accepted a deal to a contending club, Perez started the 1G75 season in a batting daze. His average fell to ,081 and the call went out once again for Perez to be traded. 16-Game Streak "I can hit," maintained Perez. After a while, he proved his point. He was riding a 16-game hitting streak through Monday's 11-4 victory over Chicago. During the streak, he has 29 hits in 64 at-bats and has hit at .453 clip. His batting average has risen from .253 to .282. During those 18 games, he drove in 18 runs and lifted his career run-batted-in total to 1,001. wmepHOTO fAP) iiiB^iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii •hH Br * Schmidt hits 31st homer; Phillies win LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (AP) - Mike Schmidt slugged his thirty-first home run and Greg Luzlnski, the major league leader in runs-batted-in. !drove in two runs as Phila delphia beat Los Angeles, 4-2, Monday night. The triumph kept the Phillies three games behind first-placn Pittsburgh in the National League Eastern Division. Schmidt's home run came in the second inning off Andy Messersmitn (i4-i3) ana tied him with Luzinskl for the major league lead. Luzinskl singled home Dave Cash in the first and drove in Cash with a single again in the fifth. PHILADELPHIA LOS ANOILI* Jphnjlon* r)4 4 i O WCrwfrd i rf 4 0 0 0 J 2 No-hit form San Francisco's Ed Halicki shows no-hit form in ninth inning of Sunday's second game of double-header with New York Mots at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Halicki walked two and struck out 10 in hurling- first National League no-hitter since 1973 in 6-0 victory. Afterward, Halicki, a 24-year-old right-hander, said luck was most important ingredient in his effort. Hume holds Oaks hitless until 6th OAKS Continued from Page One foster parents, the Houston As tros. Trainer Sam Wilkinson said Milbourne's x-rays showed no fracture. "He damaged some ligaments," Sam said, "and it's hard to tell when he'll be ready." The nail and the flesh of the tip of Didier's right middle fin ger were spin. Knee Problems "Taveras' rieht knee was banged up in the collision," Wil kinson said, "it coma suiien up overnight and bother him tomorrow night." Hume, presiding over Larry Elencs' first defeat, was unhit- table until the sixth. His shut-1 out, even his lead, was in jeop-j ardy — but not for long. Tom Rima ripped a double to i right for the first hit. Humef lost his poise and walked Ta-| veras on four pitcnes. The menace quickly dwindled and died. Milbourne's bunt dribbled into the mud in front of the plate and Rima was forced at third. Hume lured two harmless gioundouts, just as be did in the ninth after Bob Gallagher and George Pena, Didier's substitute, accounted for half the Oak hits with one out. Bfi SHOTS — Center fielder Tom Spencer protected Hume's no-hitter by sliding on one knee to catch Hoe Skidmore's looper m the second. . . . Young- INDIANAPOLIS Suancer cf 4 10 0 Revering lb * 1 1 1 reck r» i 0 0 0 i!rtoVe * 3 0 O 0 IOWA Rima dh iDrlseoll 3b 1 0 O 0 3 0 0 0 11 1 8 i TcMH 31 4 J * iowa SB-Frniftlln, fAIIDOurne. S-Hui Aiioir<£ v * lason fl°c'k«1sV. blood's single, cause of the Ta-v e r a s-Milbourne collision, brought a run after Elenes went from two strikeouts to two walks. . , , Ray Knight singled for two more. . . . Larry fanned eight in a five-hitter that brought the loss after two victories. ... The first 1,000 men through the gates tonight will be given razors. ... Actual attendance Monday was about 300. BASEBALL Continued irom Page One with two out in the bottom of the eleventh when the down pour hit. Johnson came within one out of becoming the second National Leaguer and the sev enth player in baseball history to hit a home run in six consecutive games. Johnson's homer came off relief pitcher Bob Gibson and was his sixteenth of the season. It brought him within two games of the consecutive-game home run streak set by Pittsburgh's Dale Long in 1956. Only five other players have hit homers ■ in six straight games, the last being Frank Howard of Washington in 1968. The deadlock dropped the Cardinals to third place in the National League Eastern Divi-, sion, 3Vi games behind Pitts burgh and one-half game in back of Philadelphia. HOUSTON ST LOUIS Hartman leads Stott in USAC INDIANAPOLIS, IND, (AP) — A hot race has developed between Butch Hartman and Ramo Stott of Keokuk, la., for the U.S. Auto Club's stock car racing title. With oniy three races left this season, Hartman — a four-time titlist — has 1,860 points and leads Stott by 20 points. CJohruor. c 3lU RSrhlrh lb 4 o A o BW -llfl i ? ? g mi* r*$%$$$s Ihl Grans*r P 0 O 0 0 Garm«n p 0 o oo »V 0%'IUrtopr.Wo0 JCrwford p o B 0 0 B Total 3jS a 11 3, Total 33 3 4 3 Brock ivjarded i -it on catchers inter-fartnet. Nona out whan «am« itoppad, Me(6lofh»n, Sliemort. SF— W.DavU, Bo>- W* ' IP H R ER BB SO DaRobtrli g 4 2 2 1 0 Granger 1-3 0 4 0 1 0 MCG*?tfien 8 1-3* 2 I 6 5 Hrabotlcy O 2 o o t a C^!r7ll8,1. .. 'j.J 0 0 o i ? TANK McN AM AHA Injury ends career of Parseghian's son SOUTH BEND, IND. (AP) -Halfback Mike Parseghian, son of the former Notre Dame coach, was forced to quit football Monday after he aggravated an old back injury. m'Z£ VEPY HAPPY OVER? THE OJTCONfe Of THE CRIMINAL TPIAL OF OUR Ft AVER ON A^AULT CHARGES A6- TU,£ (?65><JLT Cf A HOCKEY FIGUT. A PPECEPENT UA^ r3EEN AVOIPER ANP HovJ W£ CAM GO BACK TO GNlHG FANS THE" B(?AWP OF" PRO HOCfcEy A 1,000th RBI by Perez fuels Reds CHICAGO, ILL. (AP) - Dar-rel Chaney drove in four runs — three with his first homer of the year — and Tony Perez t passed the 1,000 mark in runs- batted-in Monday, leading Cin cinnati to an 11-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Chaney's homer came with two outs in the fifth inning and followed singles by Joe Morgan and Johnny Bench. The Reds also scored three runs in the third. Morgan dou- Diea ana scored on Perezs single, Bench also singled and George Foster hammered a single off pitcher Rick Reus-chel's left ankle to put him out ot tne game. Perez scored on Foster's single and Bench came home on a double play. The run-batted-in was the 1,000th for Perez, who also singled home a run in the eighth. The Cubs scored a run in the third on Bill Madlock's seventh homer and added three more in the sixth. Madlock, the National League's leading hitter, suf fered a leg injury in the ninth inning and had to leave the game. CINCINNATI . CHICAGO Rose 3b 4 13 1 SPerrlna s* 5 0 10 Griffey rf « 0 2 0 Monday cf 4 0 0 0 Morgan 2b 4 2 2 0 Madlock 3b 4 12 1. ¥ f s s PfLi:* j,hj. a y ¥ s 0 0 0 0 JeMraiei rf 4112 4 2 3 0 Thornton lb 3 1 1 0 21 11 J! * MIMrwald c 2 0 0 0 sshgavofip 1 us 2 0 0 0 Kessinaer Bh 10 0 0 Knowles p OtQQ GFosff r c^f Cncpcion't! bWlnctatl !, Chlcaso 3, Li 1 an, Grlffay. Thornton, Trtllo, conctf pg,u 0 0 12 (7), Chsnay (l), Colfax softball meet needs entries Tha Raslsler'i Iowa News Servica COLFAX, IA. - Four teams are still needed to fill the field for the Colfax Invitational 16- inch slow-pitch softball tourna-j ment here Saturday and Sun-j day. For information contact | Terry Fox al (51S i-f)74-442l. "Allan" ttV 2011 ftila cf 3 T T 8 Set m&nii Save— Oarb«r (ft). T— 1:21. Webb sparks Mots SAN DIEGO, CALIF. (AP) -Right-hander Hank Webb pitched a five-hitter Monday night as the New York Mets snapped San Diego's three-game winning streak with a 44 victory over the Padres. Jerry Grote tripled home a run in the second inning and rookie Mike Vail singled in a run in the fifth with one of his four hits for New York. Webb (6-5) posted his first major league shutout, walking none and allowing only two_ San Diego runners to reach second base. NIW YORK SAN DIEOO IB* IfJfESfcsH UU 4 0 0 0 Mcintosh p 0 0 0 0 ».TOtaJ 34 4 11 4 TBIal J10I0 LOB — N«w York 11, San Oieoo S, 26 — Vail ,2, Kingman, staub. 3B — Grot*. SB — Kliraman. S — Strom. MIMan. a"!;::::::::::;: !'3 5 H ? WP-Strom. T- 2:l(. A - 4.3JB. Ozark ponders moving relievers into rotation SAN DIEGO, CALIF. (AP) -Philadelphia Manager Danny Ozark says he might move relief pitchers Tug McGraw, Wayne Twitchell and Tom Hil-gendorf into the regular rotation to help spark the Phillies' stumbling pennant drive. "I've been thinking about starting Tug," Ozark said. "And I that's not too far off. I've also wanted to move Twitchell into the rotation. He's pitching extra good again, but I keep having to use him out of the bullpen. "I'd also like to give Hilgen-dorf a 'chance to start too. But he's in the same fix. as Twit chell. I have to use him to keep games that get away from the starters." The Phillies opened a three-game series against the Dodgers in Los Angeles Monday night. Redskins boss backs 16 games WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) -Edward Bennett Williams, president of the Washington Redskins, says he will propose to other National Football League owners a 16-game regular sea son wjth a maximum of four exhibition contests. Williams said he probably would put his proposal forward formally at the owners' meeting next March. Twenty-one of the league's 23 teams must ap-prove before the schedule change can take effect. The Redskins have drawn only 34,000 fans in their two exhibition games at the 53,000-seat RFK Stadium this year ana nave sola only 12,000 tick ets for Friday's home contest witn the Detroit Lions. Evert defeats Wade for title HARRISON, N.Y. (AP) - Chris Evert overwhelmed Virginia Wade, 6-0, 6-1, Monday in the rain-delayed final of a S75.000 women's tennis tourna ment. Evert. 20, collected £14.000 for the victory and justified her No. I seeding for the U.S. Open tennis championships which begin Wednesday. in a Dattie ot Australians for third place, Marsaret Court beat Diaruie Fromholtz, 8-3, in a pro set. .

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