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:,jf 1-8 Des Moines, Iowa, Sunday Mouning, July 27, 1969 OAKS SWEEP ON NORTON'S HOMER HANDY HUNDLIY CUBS BY 3-2 ON HUNDLEY IMRIN11TH Randy's 3 R.B.I.'s Sink Los Angeles CHICAGO, ILL. (AP) - Randy Hundley's hit off the left field wall scored Billy Williams with the winning run as the Cubs edged Los Angeles, 3-2, in 11 innings Saturday. Williams opened the eleventh with a double off center fielder Willie Davis' glove. Then Ron Santo was intentionally walked and reliever Jim Brewer struck out Ernie Banks. 8ut Williams stole third and the Dodgers walked pinch-hitter Gene Oliver to load the bases and set the stage for Hundley's third run-batted-in of the game. The Cubs tied it, 2-2, in the sixth. Santo led off with a ground-rule double when his hit to the right field wall was lost in the vines by Len Gabrielson. Santo moved up on an infield out and scored on Hundley's infield hit. The Dodger* went ahead, 2-1, in their sixth on a two. base throwing error by Wil- Hams. Gabrielson doubled into the left field corner and Williams' throw was muffed by shortstop Don Kessinger. The ball went into the Cub dugout with Gabrielson waved home. Santo led off the second inning with a single and scored on Hundley's single. The Dodgers made it 1-1 in the fifth on Ted Sizemore's single and pitcher Bob Singer's double. LOS ANOILES CHICAGO «b r h bl . ab r h bl 4010 Kissinger 11 5 o l o ANOTHER IDEA FROM BROADWAY: TWO-PLATOON SYSTEM- 4-1 TRIUMPH, Baseball Nudity? A Boon for Ladies Day! JHEN NO HITS S 01 Crawford If 300 Beckert Jb Mota if 200 OWilllsms if WDavls cf 4 o 0 ' - ' " Gabrielsn rf 3 1 2 Kosco rl 2 0 0 Mailer c 501 Sudakis 3b 400 Mutton Ib 400 . . - - Sizemor« 2b 4110 Selma D 2 0 i o Sinner o 3021 WSmlth oh 1000 KBover ph 1000 Nye D 0000 0000 Abernathv D 0 0 0 0 Hlckman ph 100 Regan p 0000 Spangler rf GOIiver ph Hundley e ~ualls cf 4 0 0 C 4 0 0 C .0 o o e 5 0 3 3 4000 201 By Mike Rathet (At»clat(4 Presj Sport! Writer) NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) David Merrick, the Broadway producer who once used a taxi-driving chimpanzee to popularize his product, feels that major league baseball could expand its appeal by adopting the two-platoon system as a larger stage on which to showcase its talent. "I think professional football was saved by the platoon system," Merrick explained. "Why not have it in baseball — an offensive team and a defensive team. It would add so much to the game. What's wrong with unlimited substitution? "I think it would enhance the star-Image so important in any form of entertainment. Stars are never the defensive players — they are the hitters. The vast amount of publicity baseball Is getting now Is because of the hitters — Reggie Jackson and Frank Howard." Merrick, the mustachioed impresario who has become (he midas of the Broadway theater and currently has four hits running, feels he is qualified to offer remedies for baseball's ailments both as a fan and a student of a garnf which is allied to the entertainment field. He believes noi only that tlie casts of characters offered by the two-platoon system would give the hitters a larger stage from which, to operate but that baseball needs to get more showman- ship from its owners and have less disregard for its audience. Suspenie to the End "Baseball has an advantage over show business," Merrick said. "In the theater, tli> audience usually' knows the end. Baseball is better because there is a suspense in not knowing the result. But they're unmindful of their audience in baseball. "I find it appealing that they're not thinking of the fans. You almost feel they want to build a fence around the diamond and play without spectators. They've forgotten it's a spectator sport. In the theater we're always thinking of the audience and audience reaction." Merrick, of course, sees that situation as representing a victory for the traditionalists over the showmen, the people with ideas such as Oakland Owner Charles Finley and to a lesser extent Mike Burke, president, of the New York Yankees and a .friend on whom Merrick IIHS tested some of his suggestions. -"They really put <l o w n people with new kfeas," Merrick says. "According to them Finlcy is a nut. I know Burke has brgn busy with some of the other owners pushing for more showmanship. Rut a lot of them are very stodgy. "You take Walter O'Mallcy (owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers*. Of all the inconsistencies and ironies—O'Mallcy is out tlu-re in the center of the show business colony and strikes me as being (he most conservative owner." Merrick, who pointedly rejects the idea that baseball is living even while criticizing it, offers his idea for two-platoon baseball and other forms of unlimited substitution as a method of capitalizing on baseball's advantage over the theater — the unknown ending. 'Tro-foothall has more appeal because the suspense Is much greater." M-rrick said. "A game can break apart at MKRRICK- Piccise turn to /'ru/p Four REGISTER PHOTO BY WILLIAM KESLER Stretching, a Point in Iowa Open Harry Taylor of Omaha, Neb., stretches to return shot close to Saturday in the Iowa Open'tennis tournament at Cedar Rapids, net by Dubuque's Bob Sprenjrelmeyer during men's sinjrles action Sprengelmeyer won quarterfinal match, 6-8, 6--1, 6-1. Brewer o Total 39 2 7 1 Total 39 3 I 3 One out when winning run scored. Los- Ansetes 080 «11 80800-1 Chicane 0100*1 tilt l— l =-B.WIIIIami. DP-Chlcago 1. LOB— Los Angeles t, Chicago 9. 2B—Kessinger, ST.ger, Gabrielson, Santo, B. Williams. "B-Wills. SB—Santo, Kesslnoer, n.Williams. Slnqer P-ewer (L.3-4) Selmn ....... Nvr, ...... Abernathv Regan (W, 11-5) 1 1-3 2 7 6 H R ERBBSO 42224 . .2 2-3 I 0 . 1-3 0 « T-3:07. A-29,172 Upset Stomach Downs Durocher CHICAGO, ILL. (AP) Manager Leo Durocher of the Chicago Cubs left the ball park for home Saturday during the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with an upset stomach. Durocher, who will be 63 today, complained before the game that he was not feeling well. Coach Pete Reiser was left in charge of the club in Durocher's absence. Compiano's 68 Grabs Lead Reggie Hits " . m • _t _. .• * In Rain-Marred Sani Open No. 39-A's Lose in 10th Unseeded Rompf to Meet No. 1 Wilkinson for Title Although it appeared that' no one had a chance to catch the 30-year-old Des M o i n es amateur, Compiano won't know until today if he's actually the first- round leader. A torrential d o w npour hit the course at 5:30 p.m., causing' officials to suspend play with some 20 golfers still play-j ing. They'll continue first-round 1 ninth homer in the ninth inning with Del Unser's sacrifice fly i By Chuck Burdick j Ralph Compiano birdied two of the final four holes Saturday i OAKL AND, CALIF. (AP) — to finish with a four-under-par 68 and break a four-way dead-! Wa --' ngton overcame Reggie lock for the lead in the Herman Sani Open golf tournament at' Jackson ' s iame-tying thirty- Hyperion. ~' u u : " "" -'-' The Leaders Ralph .Compimo, D.M. . .34-34-68 i a " d , S ? m ,r B ^ w T' ,, • Ken Whitehead, D.M. ...34-35—69 |single in the tenth for a 3-1 vic- John Benda, Humboldt ..34-35—69 i lory over Oakland Saturday. Mike Orlich, D.M 3 4 -35-69i Ed Brinkman opened the; tenth with a bunt single,> reached second on a throwing i error and came around on flies! by Paul Casanova and Unser. Bill Heldmar, D.M 34-35—69 •George Kinley, D.M. ...35-35—70 Glen Mankowski, D.M. ..35-35—70 •Jack Hall, D.M 34-36—70 Rod Bliss, III, DM 34-36—70 U.S. Army Calls 3 Chicago Bears RENSSELAER, IND. (AP) Two seasoned players and a rookie were summoned from the Chicago Bears Saturday for! a six-month tour of duty with I the Army Reserve starting Monday. They include offensive tackle Wayne Mass, wide receiver Cecil Turner and Rich Coady, a taxi squad center last season. Mass and No.l draft choice Rufus Mayes of Ohio State had been expected to battle for the tackle spot vacated by the recent retirement of Bob We- toska. Jim Carney, Centerville ..35-35—70 Bud McCardell, Newton .34-36—70 'Professional. '•* BELGIAN, 57, DIES IN CRASH PRANCORCHAMPS, BEL(AP) — Leon Dernier, Liechty Loses Broadmoor Test Ed; Bowens then singled in Stroud, who had walked. Jackson's blast opened Oakland's ninth and tied the game, 1-1. But he struck out i with two on in the tenth to ' end the game. Frank Howard had given the | Senators a 1-0 lead in the sixth into the final 36 holes of thej ~V!"* v '« 'i nio "7,.! " C """ 1 w 'tn a run-scoring single off meet. | v f«™ Bel 8 lan drlver - was John (Blue Moon) Odom (14-4).: Compiano's 68 gave him a l kllled lnstantlv Saturday when Odom and Manager Hank 1 stroke edge over Humboldt's \ n ' s Japanese Mazda RlOO car Bauer were ejected for arguing John Benda and Des Moines left the road during the Fran-| on lhe P lav at the P late on amateurs Ken Whitehead, Bill corchamps 24-hour race. wnich stroutl scored. Dernier, 57, was one of the oldest racing drivers in Bel- shot Versalles Sold To Washington CLEVELAND, OHIO (AP) Zoilo 4 Versalles was sold Saturday by the Indians to the Washington Senators and Frank Baker, an outfielder, was brought up from the Indians' Waterbury farm club in the Eastern League. Versalles, 28, has played with Minnesota and Los Angeles. Heldmar and Mike Orlich. All except Whitehead their rounds Friday. Whitehead's 69 came despite 8 lum a double-bogey 6 on No. 4 and a bogey 6 on the 496-yard eleventh. Despite the first error, he made the turn in two-under-par 34, then birdied Nos. 16 and 17 to finish with a 35. Six More at 70 Another stroke back at 70 were six others — professionals George Kinley and Jack Hall and amateurs Glen Mankowski, Rod Bliss III, Bud McCardell and Jim Carney. Compiano started his bid for the top after three-putting No. 14 for a bogey 4, That put him only two under par, but he quickly went three under by driving the 295-yard fifteenth and two-putting. He added another birdie SANI- Please turn to Page Four OAKLAND and had competed in' epsiefn ib WASHINGTON ab r h bl ab r h bi Unser cf 3001 Kubiak ss i 0 2 0 2000 Rudi II 5020 1011 Campnrls pr 0 0 0 0 5011 RJackson rl 5111 3000 Bando 3b 4010 0000 Cater Ib 4010 races all over thf> world in. McMulln 3b 3010 OGreen 2b 3021 iai.es dii ovei me worm, in- BAMen 2z 4 0 0 0 Monday cl 40 00 eluding the American endur- j §|S!n« ' 0000 Roof c 2000 __ _ . is 4 1 1 0 RJohnson ph 1000 , _ Casanova c 3120 Haney c 0000 ance events at Daytona and § h eiienbk p 3000 Tartabuii ph 1000 i Stroud ph 0100 Odom p 3000 jCox p 0000 Fingers 0 0000 i Knowles p 0000 Webster ph 1 0 o 0 Sebring in Florida. He used the name Elde, from his initials, because- Dernier i means last in French. Total Washington 38 1 9 1 SpoHt Today Golf GBEATfC DiS MOINCS - Herman Sani Open at Hyperion 31 3 * 3 Total .Mini ,,,',,. E-F.Howard, Haney. OP—Washington I, Oakland }. LOB—Washington 4. (Oakland I. 28-O.Green, Cater. Hft- R.Jackson (34). SB-McMullen. s—Unser. SF—Unser. IP H R ERBBSO SheNtnbk (W.3-5) 9 7 1 1 1 10 I Cox 2-32 0 0 0 1 Knowles 1-30 0 0 0 1 Odom (L.U-4) .92-36 3 3 6 i Fingers 1-30 0 0 0 o Save—Knowles. T—2:32. A—11,400. Calif or nian Snares U.S. Girl* Net Title LAKE BLUFF, ILL. (AP) - ; Eliza Pande of Palo Alto, Calif., captured the U.S. Lawn! Tennis Association's National Tenait *TATt - Iowa Open it Cedar Rapids Trapshootf STATf-SI*le mitt at Cedar Falls. Swimming STATI - low* A.A.U. Junior meet at Girls' 16-and-under title Satur* ' . , day. Miss Pande, 16, won, 6-2, Auto Racing g. 3 over chrjs Evert) 15 of Ft Lauderdale, Fla. By Ron Maly (Sunday Resistor Staff Wriler) CEDAR RAPIDS, 1A. — Bill Rompf of DCS Moines, wearing beads around his neck and with sideburns stretching to-,his chin, survived an uphill struggle Saturday that carried him into today's championship match in the men's—singles division of the Iowa Open tennis tournament. Rompf, who is unseeded, will collide with No. 1-ranked Steve' COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. Wilkinson of Iowa City, who (API — Maj. Warren Simmons easily moved past his quarter- of the Air Force Academy final and semifinal-round oppo- scored a 4 and 3 victory over sition. 1963 champion John Liechty of Rompf, a 10-year-old soph- Marshalltown, la., in the semi- omore-to-be at Stanford Univer- final round of the Broadmoor sity, upset fourth-ranked Tom Invitational golf tournament Sat- Gray of Waterloo, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4, urday. in the quarterfinals. i Simmons will meet Walker Champ Ousted Cupper Lanny Wadkins of Rich- Then he had to face 40-year- moid, Va., in today's 36-hole old Bill Ball of Waterloo, a'past fina1 ' Wadkins beat Rik Masen- lowa Open champion who 8 ale of Austin - Tex - 3 and 2. pulled the biggest surprise of this tournament in the morning round with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 decision over defending champion Mike Sprengelmeyer of Dubuque. Rompf won the semifinal match, but not without a hard fight. Ball, playing an opponent 21 years younger than himself, took the battle to three sets before finally yielding, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1. "I got tired in the match," Ball said, "but I had my chances to win. I just couldn't get the job done." Wilkinson, 28, is trying for a grand slam in Iowa tennis this season. He has already won singles championships at Fair- tield, Keokuk, Ottumwa and in the Hawkeye Open at Des Moines. "The final in the Hawkeye was the best I've played all year," Steve said Saturday. "I've played just mediocre here so far." Mediocre or not, Wilkinson TENNIS- Please turn to Page Three David Merrick .S'/ioio Hiz Goes /o Hat The Scoreboard National League Standings EASTERN 1 W. Chicago M New York . . . ..55 SI Pittsburgh 49 Philadelphia . , . .40 Montreal 33 WESTERN W. Atlanta ^7 Lot Angeles . San Francisco Cincinnati . . . Sari Dirgo . . . ..54 ..55 ..49 50 ..34 DIVIS L 38 10 40 49 57 66 DIVIS L 44 43 44 43 49 67 ION Pet. 620 579 510 500 412 333 ION Pel .564 .557 556 .533 505 .337 GB 4" n 12 20' 28' G B 1' ]i 4 23" 7. 7 7 7 2 EASTERN DIVISION W. Baltimore 68 Detroit 55 Boston 55 Washington ... .52 New York 48 Cleveland 40 Pet. .687 .573 .556 .500 .475 .400 WESTERN DIVISION W. Minnesota . i.. .60 Oakland 55 Seattle 42 Kansas City ... .41 Chicago 40 California 37 L. 39 40 56 58 59 60 Pet. .606 .579 .429 .414 .404 .381 Saturday's Games Washington 3, Oakland .1 (10 innings) Cleveland 6, Minnesota 3 Detroit 12, Kansas City 2 Baltimore 2, Chicago l (N) Seattle 8, Boston 6 (N) New York 3, California 1 (N) Today's Pitchers Washington (Bosman 5-4) at Oakland (Krausse 5-4) New York (Burnach 6-8) at California (Brunei 6-7) Boston (Gulp 14-6) it Seattle (Ratlin 7-9) Chicago (Wynne 3-1) it Baltimore (Hardin 3-4) Kansas City (Rooker 1-7) at Detroit (Dobson 4-7) Minnesota (Boswell 11-9) -it Cleveland (Pizarro 2-2) TILL THE 7TH Double, Big Blast Jolt Omaha, 2-1 American Association Standing* ,, Till™ .... low* . . . . OkU City W. 59 .... 54 M 3? L. 17 55 55 Pel. Ml 590 S40 44~4 477 340 GB. 5' 7 21'? 4-9) at Omahl Saturday's (James New York 3, Cincinnati 2 San Francisco 7, St. Loim ft Chicago 3, Los Angplns 2 (11 innings) Pittsburgh 4, San Dirgo 3 Montreal 7, Atlanta 4 (N) Houston 4, Philadelphia 2 (N) Today's Pitchers San Francisco (ETolin 5-5) at St. Louis (Taylor 2-0) Montreal (Reed 4-2) at Atlanta (Britton 4-1) Philadelphia (Fryman 8-6) at Houston (Lemasler 7-10) Cincinnati (Arrigo 0-1) at New York (Cardwell 3-8) San Diego (Kirby 3-12) «t Pitls- gurgh (Banning 8-7) Los Angeles (Drysdale 4-3) it Chicago (Jenkins 13-R) American League WAYNE NORTON GB. 13 18'. i 21 28' i G.B. 3 17' z 19 20 22 Saturday'* Gnmcs Oklahoma City 5-0. Drnvi-r 4-2 (Nl . low* 4-2 Omaha 1-1 (N) Indianapolis 3-3, Tulsa 1-1 (N) Tonight's Iowa (Mryrr (Cram fe-2) InrhanapoliS (Rihant 6-4) at Tiilsl (Whilhy 3-9) Drnvfr (Parr-rlf; 2-7 anH Sniffled 4-5) at Oklahoma City (Cook 5-8 and Twitchell 1-3) By Bill Bryson (Sunday RegUllf .Mull Wril«rl OMAHA, NEB. - The Iowa Oaks were two outs away from a no-hit defeat when Fred V e I H •/. quo/. doubled and Wayne Norton homered for a 2-1 victory and a doubleheader sweep over the Royals Saturday night. Ken Sanders, winning as a starter for the first time since 1963, stifled the American Association leaders on three hits in the opener, 4-1. ; Norton's second homer of the night, whipping left-hander Steve Jones, more than atoned for his rash base running that cost the Oaks a run in the second inning. While Rene Lachemann was • trotting homeward from third on Ernie Fazio's fly to center, Norton tried to advance from first after the catch. Center fielder Scott Northey's throw nailed Norton at second for the third out a moment before Rene touched the plate. That canceled what would have been a 1-0 iea<!. Two of Jones' throe walks set up this Iowa opportunity. Steve gave the Oaks another ; chance with a three-base wild ( throw on Dick Rowe's bunt 'wilh one out in the third.. But , Jones left him Inere as Allan OAKS— Please turn In Paqe Three FIRST GAME IOWA ib r h bi OMAHA Lewis rf 4030 ab r p bl Orscll ss ? 0 0 1 Alcrz 2b 4 n 0 0 Chvarria 3b 4 0 I 1 Nrthey c' 3 n (1 9 Vlzauez dpm 0 1 0 Sorggs rf 2000 Lcheman c 4 0 I 0 Rico H 3 1 I n Norton cl 3111 Pepke c I 0 o 0 Fazio Jb 310 OCmpnis si 2000 Solmne In 1 I 0 0 Osbrne 3b 3011 Snders n 0000 Nchlson dph3 000 ...... Boro 3b 200 Total! 1» 4 10 4 Svrson si Warden o 2000 0 0 o 0 Totali is I i i low* OM 2M *-« Omaha 010 MM t—\ E—Chavarri* LOB—Iowa «, Omaha ». 3B—Springs, Velazouez. HR—Solimine (2), Norton (6), SB Rico. SF- ~ ' IP IOWA Ssnden (W.I 4) OMAHA Warden (L.J-3) T 2:??. 7 IP 7 Drisroll. H R ER BB SO 31132 H R FR KB SO 94444 EVEN WRITERS CRINGE IN FEARLeo: Baseball's Mean Man By George Vass (Des Moines Register-Chicago Daily News Service) /"1HICAGO, ILL.-Leo Du\^J rocher at mid-season. The cap is tilted back, the strong jaw and nose, the ruddy face and sharp eyes truculent even in repose. It is court time and those who dare, enter the lion's den, the manager's office, before the game. "You going in to see Leo?" asks a writer, sidling alongside. "I think I'll go in with you." It is a curious phenomenon, the fear this man creates among writers hardened in the rude world of athletics. H is not physical fear but moral, the agony of humiliation. An unwelcome question and the bludgeon strikes, impaling the victim, letting him dangle in confusion. The talk turns to the fine performance of a pitcher and why Leo didn't take him out when he tired. "You're not afraid to take out a pitcher even when he's going good are you, Leo?" asked a writer. "But say a man's pitching a no-hitter and you can see he's getting tired. You wouldn't take him out then. You've got to think about the fans." "If 1 see he's getting tired, if I think he's going to lose it, I've got to take him out," comes the answer. "1 did it once, too. What was the guy's name? — Art Herring. That's right, a little guy — had him at Brooklyn. Had a no-hitter after five innings but I could see he couldn't pitch to another man. Out he came." •'Does it give you. joy to be able to do that, Len?" asks the writer.- "Do you get a pleasure out of making a grand gesture like that? You know, playing the big role, making the great move." "Stop - hold it right there," and the hand shoots up. "You're asking if I get a pleasure out of taking out a pitcher. What kind of thinking is that? You've got to be senile., making an assumption like that." The writer, still in his 3()'s, blushes and cringes in confusion. ''Senile!" he mutters later. ''He doesn't even know the right word. I may be stupid - but senile?" But Leo. smiling contempt, scribbles the letters "W" and DUROCHER— Please turn to Page Two \

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