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BULLDOG 48 the Arizona Republic Phoenix, tues., Nov. 4, 196!) Series hero Agee signs 1970 contract with Mets Associated Press NEW YORK—The New York Mets took a giant first step toward satisfying the newly-crowned world champions when they announced yesterday the signing of Tommie Agee for 1970. "I am yery satisfied," said Agee over the telephone from New Orleans where, he was between planes enroute from Mobile, Ala. to Las Vegas, Nev. "There was no problem at all, no quibbling because I got what I wanted." Neither Agee nor the Mets announced the financial details but it was believed the 27-year-old center fielder will get about $37,000 as compared to about $25,000 last season. John Murphy, Mets' general manager, confined himself to proclaiming that Agee will receive "a substantial salary increase, worthy of the terrific job he did for us." Although Agee, who hit .271 and led the Mets with 26 homers and 76 runs batted in, has been mentioned as a strong candidate for the National League Most Valuable Player award, Agee appeared to dismiss the possibility. "A .271 hitter doesn't usually win the MVP," he said. "I wouldn't complain if Hank Aaron or Willie McCovey got it." Agee made tremendous contributions to the Mets as they rose from ninth in 1968 to the 1969 pennant, overcoming a 9 J /2- game lead by the Chicago Cubs as late as mid-August. Then they climaxed the year by winning the World Series from Baltimore in five games. It had been a sensational turnabaut for Agee, who came to the Mets from the Chicago White Sox in December 1967, and had hit only .217 in his first year at Shea Stadium. He was hit on the head in his first at bat in spring training and then plunged into an 0 for 34 slump. In 1969 he led the Mets in homers and RBI as well as games, 149, at bats, 565, runs, 97 and also in strikeouts, 137. He batted .357 in the playoff sweep over Atlanta. In the World Series he made two sensational catches, saving at least five runs, in the third game after leading off with a home run. He batted .166 in the series. "Pride was the biggest factor," said Agee when asked the most important element in his comeback. "After that bad year, I wanted to get back the respect of all the players—my teammates and my opponents. That, more than anything else, kept me going all year." Agee said he hoped to have "another good year" but shied away from positive goals, except for stolen bases. "My stolen bases (12) disappointed me," he said. "I was overweight about eight or nine pounds for three fourths of the season. I want to go to camp at 190 and open the season at 180 (he weighed about 188 this year). I know I can steal 35 to 40 bases at that weight." Agee said he had been fishing with teammate Cleon Jones in Mobile a couple of times and was en route to Las Vegas where he will appear with six other Mets in la night club show. "We won't win any Academy awards," he said. "If they expect us to sing they're in trouble." After the Las Vegas date, Agee has an audition set up as a sports announcer with a New York radio station. He plans to spend the winter in New York. Billingsley coining Pro football Riding fraternity goblins seem i. I * Jf to be busy bolstered J M. at Charles Billingsley, most successful apprentice jockey in the Pacific Northwest this year, will be a new face in the riding colony for the Turf Paradise season. Billingsley will check in shortly from Playfair Race Course in Spokane, Wash., where he's cinched leading apprentice honors and is among the top 10 riders despite missing the first half of the season. A 19-year-old Canadian, he's ridden 85 winners through last weekend—most of them this year. Billingsley was leading "bug boy" at Assiniboia Downs in Winnipeg during the first half of the summer, then rode woth success on the western Canada Prairie Circuit before shifting to Spokane. The slim, dark-haired youth rides at 109 pounds and will have the five - pound apprentice allowance until early next year. According to past history at Turf Paradise, his coming from Canada shouldn't hurt. Mesa's Jeff Anderson followed a successful Prairie Circuit campaign several seasons back by becoming a Turf Paradise and later a Chicago riding star. Last winterj ..Canadian - bom Don.MacBeth rode out of the Dominion to capture the Playfair apprentice St. Louis U soccer leader ST.LOUIS (AP)-St. Louis University again led the field in soccer rankings released yesterday by the Midwest In- tercollege 'Soccer Football Association. The Bills have an 8-0-0 record for the season and 70 team points. Number two in the rankings was Michigan State, 7-1-1. This is how other teams placed: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 9-0-1, Quincy 6-1-2, Cleveland 6-1-1, McMurray 7-1-2, Wheaton 6-1-1, Akron 6-4, Wisconsin State University at Green Bay, 9-2-0, and Bowling Green with 7-3-0, tied for last place. Charles Billingsley crown, then became the Turf Paradise and Arizona Downs "bug" champion. He attained further success at Ak-Sar-Ben and Centennial before moving to Chicago where he's currently riding at Sportsman's Park. Both Anderson and MacBeth are expected to strengthen the Turf Paradise jockey colony shortly for the coming campaign. Another newcomer from the Northwest will be former jockey Eugene Stallings, who will be shipping from Playfair late this week. His small stable includes the good two- year - old, Cleola L. — first and second in her last two starts. Also shipping from Playfair when a record fall meeting closes will be trainer Jim. Williamson bringing the strong 10 - horse string of Cutbank, Mont., patron John B. Love. The stable includes high class sprinter Woo Lung Wong, the allowance filly Mo- riran and recent winner is Kind O'Misty, Brother Khan and Rock 'N Wind. Turf Paradise opens next Tuesday. . SPORTS MENU TODAY PRO HOCKEY — Phoenix Roadrunners at Vancouver. PRO BASKETBALL — Phoenix Suns vs. New York, Phoenix Coliseum, 8 P 'PRO BASEBALL — 'Instructional League — Pilots vs. Giants, Phoenix Municipal Stadium; Mesa B vs. Dodgers, Mesa Rendezvous Park; Braves vs, Cubs, Scottsdale Stadium; Angels vs. Kansas Cltv, Tempe Pilots' Field — all games 1:30 p.m. TOMORROW PRO HOCKEY — Phoenix Roadrunners at Portland. DOG RACING — Phoenix Greyhound Park, 8 p.m PRO BASEBALL — Instructional League — Cubs vs. Braves, Phoenix Municipal Stadium; Kansas City vs. Angeles, Mesa Rendezvous Park; Giants vs. Pilots, Tempe Pilots' Field; Dodgers vs. Mesa B, Mesa Complex — all games 1:30 p.m. THURSDAY DOG RACING — Phoenix Greyhound PRO P BASBBALL — Instructional League — Mesa B vs. Giants, Phoenix Municipal Stadium; Braves vs. Dodgers, Mesa Rendezvous Park; >Angels vs. Cubs, Scottsdale Stadium; pilots vs. Kansas City, Tempe Pilots' Field — all games 1:30 p.m. FRIDAY PRO BASKETBALL — Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles. PRO HOCKEY — Phoenix Roadrunners at Salt Lake City. TiiSrf workouts Turf Paradli* Phoenix, Monday Nov. 3 HREE FURLONGS 8 *- Ambleaway B a ween 3Wai Bush Dancer 35/2hj •-w DOG RACING — Phoenix Greyhound Park, 8 o.m. PRO WRESTLING — Phoenix Madison Square Garden, 8:15 p.m. PRO BASEBALL — Instructional League — Kansas City vs. Braves, Phoenix Municipal Stadium; Giants vs. Angels, Municipal Rendezvous Park; Dodgers vs. Pilots, Tempo Pilots' Field; Cubs vs. Mesa B, Mesa Complex — all games 1:30 p.m. SATURDAY ASU FOOTBALI Arizona Stale vs. New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M. UofA FOOTBALL — Arizona vs. Syracuse, Syracuse, N.Y. NAU FOOTBALL — Eastern New Mexico at Northern Arizona, Lumber- lack Stadium, Flagstaff. JUCO FOOTBALL — Mesa at Phoenix; Arizona Western at Glendale; Eastern Arizona at Taft, Calif. AUTO RACING — Manzanita Speedway — Limited Modifleds and Bikes, '.DOG RACING — Phoenix Greyhound Pa pVo 8 P BA'SEBALL — Instructional Leaque — Dodgers vs. Giants, Phoenix Municipal Stadium; Kansas City vs. Cubs, Scottsdale Stadium; Braves vs. Angels, Mesa Rendezvous Park; .Pilots vs. Mesa B, Mesa Complex. — all flames 1:30 p.m. Associated Press WASHINGTON - Could the goblins of Halloween have stayed on for a couple more days and got mixed up with Sunday's pro football games? With a broad grin, Washington Redskins' coach, .Vince Lombard! attempted to give an answer yesterday for some of Sunday's high scores, including his team's 41-17 loss to Baltimore, Cleveland, beating Dallas, 42-10, New Orleans outscoring St. Louis, 51-42, and Green Bay getting by Pittsburgh, 38-34. "I guess there must have been a full moon out yesterday," Lombardi laughingly told newsmen. "I imagine that had a lot to do with it." In a serious vein, however, Lombardi said the one score that surprised him more than his own was the Browns- Cowboys final. "It is almost impossible to get ready to play 14 games in this league — mentally, that is," he said. "That was a big game for Dallas as it was for us and neither of us did a good job. Don't ask me why, I don't know." Dallas, despite the defect, remained in first place in the Capitol Division with a 6-1 record while Washington continued to hold the second spot . with a record of 4-2-1. Lombardi said he did not know how his team would react to the loss to the Colts, Baltimore's 18th straight victory over the Redskins going back to 1959. "We'll have to wait and see," he said. "I just can't say if they'll do one thing or another. I'll just have to wait before answering that question." After reviewing the films of the Baltimore game, Lombardi said the Colts played better than they have been play- .ing but not as good-as they have in the past. • "We gave them the game," he said. "We did exactly the things we wanted to do. We moved the ball. But a blocked punt and a fumble on the • four after moving 76 yards hurt us. We just lost our composure. "We realized we couldn't run against them, but we know we could throw," he said, citing quarterback Sonny Jurgensen's completion record of 28 of 38 passes for 339 yards. ,' "We were moving the ball but our defense left a lot to be desired," Lombardi said. "We don't break down on pass defense by any stretch of the imagination. We just broke down on the run as we have done all year. We just weren't getting close to the ball. I guess the only answer is to have an 11-man front." r. Kn\gM~3l'/ 35h 1 ; 3S74tf Boom . _ Nina Corona _. Paddle Wheele, . « . 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The Bears already have broken > a tie with New Orleans of the American Football League. The Saints defeated St. Louis and the Patriots trimmed Houston Sun- day, each getting its first victory. If the Bears maintain their winless pace until the end and thus have pro football's worst record, they will get first choice in the collegiate draft. That would give them a shot at Purdue's great quarterback, Mike Phipps, if they want him. He has hit on 122 of 218 passes this season for 1,794 yards and 17 touchdowns. He is No. 1 in total yardage with 2,040 in seven games. Or the Bears might go for Mike McCoy, the 6 - foot - 5 inch, 275 - pound defensive Notre Dame monster. 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Larry Minor and Rodney Hall of Hemet, Calif., won for the third year in a Ford Bronco — the first drivers to get the checkered victory flag, after 20 hours 28 minutes. En route, they came across an accident which killed Richard Smith and 1 Steve Smith, unrelated drivers from Long Beach, Calif., and were themselves involved in an accident. Paul Wolgang Gerhard, 31, of Ridgefield, N.J., remained in serious condition at Mercy Hospital in San Diego, Calif., after suffering a concussion in another crash. Paul Vinton of Los Angeles was flown to a Los Angeles hospital after he was thrown from his dune buggy 100 miles short of the La Paz finish line. APT. HUNTING? QIAL 279-5030 RECORDED MESSAGE J 1 ;v : House of Jrophtes $UAUTy and a FREE , Engraving Allowance too! 19 W. 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