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BULU Onetime foe still rates Jones No. 1 X"^ <I>M • oports Saturday, August 15,1970 Page 69 C-Town, Chandler in finals By MIKE McDERMOTT MESA—Chris-Town eked its way into the championship game of the Arizona American Legion baseball tournament Thursday night, edging Chandler, 1-0, at Rendezvous Park. dler avenged its loss, beating Arcadia by a 114 score. The winner will meet Chris-Town at 8 o'clock tonight to decide the state championship. But Chris-Town is holding the upper hand. It is undefeated in the double elimination tournament. Chris-Town ace Joel Godfrey and Chandler's Greg Snowden fought a pitcher's duel through the first five innings with neither team able to push a run across. Chandler came closer though, loading the bases in the fifth. Gary Carver reached on an error to lead off the inning and was sacrificed to second. After Bob Ayala struck out, Godfrey walked Bob Albin and Reed Pew to fill the bases. But Godfrey got Snowden to ground into a force play at second, Pew the victim, ending the threat. The bases-loaded scoring opportunity •must have put fire into the Chris-Town offense. Chuck Milo led off the sixth with a single, advanced on a sacrifice and scored the winning tally on Darrell Hudson's single to left, Milo sliding head first under the right fielder's throw to catcher Joe Nix. A heads-up defensive play by Chandler prevented Chris-Town from adding an insurance run in the seventh. Gary Hough walked, and Prank Doughty followed with a routine ground ball to third baseman Bob Albin, but Albin threw wildly with both runners reaching safety. With Milo at bat, Snowden caught Doughty off first and on the ensuing rundown Hough tried to score but was cut down at the plate, Pew firing a perfect strike to Nix. Larry Bond led off the Chandler ninth with a single but catcher Rick Messner picked him off. Godfrey then got Nix to ground out and whiffed Gary Carver. Chandler jumped on Arcadia starter Rob Millsop and Frank McConnell for four runs in the first inning, two scoring via bases loaded walks, one on an error and Larry Bond's single. Hinson, Stockton leading Associated Press TULSA, Okla. - Larry Hinson and Dave Stockton, a couple of outsiders, escaped with the second round lead in the PGA National Championship yesterday as Southern Hills turned into a sullen sun-seared monster that chewed up the great names of golf. Hinson, a tour sophomore, and Stockton, a n o n -w i n n e r for two years, matqhed par 140 for, two trips over the rolling, 6,962-yard layout that is armed with deep, clinging rough. They played in the relative cool of the morning, long before the temperature soared into the 100 plus range. The strength-sapping heat combined with delicate pin placements and the subtile ties of the course itself to send the giants reeling. Jack Nicklaus lost four strokes to par on a stretch of four holes and took a fat 76 for 144. U.S. Open champion Tony Jacklin staggered in with a 79 for 153 and missed thte cut for the final two rounds. Arnold Palmer made a move with two front side birdies, then collapsed to a four-over-par 39 coming home for 72. At the 12th, his gasping army of fans saw Die millionaire roJl up his pants and go ;ifitr a ball in shallow water. He tin- Chicago Cubs Manager Leo Durocher laughs at a comment from Herman Franks before the Cubs-Dodgers game in Chicago yesterday. Durocher was signed earlier in the day to manage the Cubs again in 1971, while Franks, former manager of the San Francisco Giants, Astociated Press was hired to replace coach Joe Becker, who was stricken with heart trouble earlietr in the week. Story, Page 75. Prep grid stars vie today Islander lead 9Va By BOB EGER Republic Sports Writer HONOLULU-"Whenever you beat these buys in their own park, you've got to figure you've put in a pretty good night's work." The man doing the talking was Bob Garibaldi, the big right hander whose pitching talent has been a big factor in the Phoenix Giants' success this season. He had just baffled Hawaii's big bats with a four-hitter as the Giants clipped the Islanders, 5-1, Thursday night to square their seven-game series at three games each. "I really felt sharp," said Garibaldi. "I think I threw harder than I have in a long time, and I was catching the corners. Plus I got away with a few pitches I usually don't get away with against this club. "Doug Griffin, then- leadoff hitter, is a good example. I usually work him in and out and up and down and change speeds on him and he hits me like he owns me. Tonight I got behind him 3-0 and threw him two straight fast balls right down the middle and he popped up the second one." Garibaldi walked just one and struck out seven as he hiked his record to 14-7 and went the distance for the 17th time. He beat Dennis Bennett (15-8), the only man in the league who has won more games than he has. It was the Giants' second straight victory over Hawaii, matching the Islanders' longest losing streak since May 18th. They haven't lost a series since then. It narrowed Hawaii's lead to 9Vz games in the Pacific Coast League South and kept the Islanders' magic number at 13. "If we can whittle away a couple of more games on that lead we might get them pressing a little," said Phoenix manager Hank Sauer. "I don't think this is the start of a tail spin," countered Hawaii skipper Chuck Tanner. "At least I hope not. We've just had two great games pitched against us in succession." "Garibaldi did a helluva job," said Sauer, "but we've come to expect that of nun. The big difference for us is the fact that some of the guys are beginning to swing the bat for us." The recent batwork of Julio Linares, Dommie Blanco and 1 Jim McKnight has given the Giants the big shot in the arm. Sports Editor VE«2V£ BOATNER vMore fare on hair THE CUSTOMERS ALWAYS WRITE: In your article concerning the coaches' right to show authority on length of players' hair and sideburns. .. A boy who likes long hair and doesn't want to cut it ... Why does he play football? He must just want to raise trouble for the coach and ... be trying to gain attention. A coach doesn't coach for the money, but rather for his love of the game and for young people, so why must these people only burden the coach more? We believe the basic principle upon which a good and winning football team is based is "discipline". If a coach lets one boy have long hair and another smoke or drink and yet another keep late hours, then just where can a coach teach discipline? We also know that the basic thing wrong with a lot of America's youth is the lack of respect for authority. We believe that a person can and will stand up under a lot of today's problems if he will but learn to respect authority at all times, not when it is convenient for him. We have played under two coaches who have shown authority and carried it through . . . coaches Ranee Smith and Diz Reeves. We respect these men and would do anything and everything for them. KAYLE& WILLIS HAWS Eagar, Ariz. I admire your loyalty to your coaches. But the fallacy is In HnUof long hair to all the problems of the world. A young man doesn't suddenly acquire respect for authority or stop smoking or drinking just because he gets a haircut, There are plenty of fine, longhaired athletes and I'm sure they would resent any implication that they aren't just as dedicated or disciplined as you. * » * Dear Sir: If you haven't anything else to do but write about the length of an athlete's hair I suggest that they transfer you to Dear Abby's column. Rush, Eaton and Pont need none of your comments ... Where and when does a coach's authority begin? Either play by the rules or turn in your suit. I suggest you turn in your pen. NICK WANIC Spprtswriters have been giving unsolicited advice to coaches for years, and I suspect they will continue doing so for many more. If the issue is so unimportant, why are you making such a big deal of it? * * « Dear Sir: Hooray for you! ... ... I'm glad to finally see a writer with the guts to take the players' side against the coaches ... FRED KING Ordinarily, I'm on the coaches' side. But I happen to believe thai everyone—including athletes — have a right to wear their hair however, they please. And it has absolutely nothing to do with team discipline. * * » Dear Sir: ... If my old coach could get a hold of you for about three hours, you'd change your way of thinking ... MIKE PATTERSON Wouldn't the world be a wonderful place if all of us were baldheaded? I Baseball American League PHOENIX • Rosarlo If Fenick 2b Foster rf McKnight Ib Linares 3b Williams cf Blanco ss GarfbaWi P Totals HAWAII fo<? 5120 4121 4121' ' T 1 0 i 31 10 00 1 0 36 5 134 Griffin 2b Perez ss Llenas If Werhas 3b Vlnson Ib Hicks rf Silver!? cf Ranewc Bennett p onverph ab r h bi 4000 4000 4 1 £ 0 10 00 B-arry'ph Shank p Totals 360 300 3 0 A 1 0 6 000 1 01 000 ? »°u I U U '8? I 00 Innesota California Kansas, City MTwaukee Ch c National League r Pittsburgh New York Chicago ontreal Cincinnati Los Angeles nta ancisco os Atlanta S Fr (2) II) 1 Phoenix Hawaii 01* 100—5 000 100-1 Pacific Coast League AAoeller Central QB, Eloy runner key figures FLAGSTAFF - The fortunes of war are sometimes decided by a single event. So, too, are football games. And that's theory of Cortez coach Pete Altieri, one of the North mentors in today's annual North-South All-Star grid game which climaxed the 22nd ASCA Coaching Clinic. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. at Lumberjack Stadium under clear skies and temperatures in the low to middle 80s. Altieri reasons that mistakes due to lack of timing could mean the difference between victory and defeat. "Neither team really has its timing down because you can't do it in such a short period," said Altieri. "Both sides have the problem — the same exact problem and that's what evens it up." This is the bane of any all-star clash from the prep ranks to the pros. "The kids are here to make it a stiff defensive game," Altieri said, "and a lot of people see it as a defensive battle all the way. I think it will be a little more wide open." Both clubs have the personnel to break the game open at any time with the North- relying on the running and passing of Central quarterback Jerry Davis. South coaches Karl Kiefer of McCIintock and Wayland Harris of Florence, will look to the 9.8 speed of Eloy running back Benny Malone. Central's Ray Laing, who heads up the North staff, is expected to utilize Davis' ability to execute the triple option to keep the South defense off guard. "Fumbles will play a big part in the game," said Altieri, "along with pass interceptions. In All-Star games you just never can tell what will happen." Altieri pointed out that probably one of the best parts of the game will be missed by the majority of the fans. Citing the fact that both teams have superior interior lines, both offensively and defensively. Altieri figures the individual battles there could rival the exploits of the much heralded backs. This is a feeling shared by Me- Clintock's Ron Cosner of the South's staff. Joining Davis in the starting North backfield will be Barton Warren of South Mountain and Richard Diller of .Washington at the running backs with Jack Johnsqn of Round Valley at flanker. In the South backfield will be McClintock's Stan Andrews at quarter- OFFKNSI DP - Phoenix 1, Hawaii 1. LOB — Phoenix 10 Hawaii 3. 28 •- Rosgrid, McKnistil 2, Linares, 1 Itiios. Berry. SB Bleiito. S Williams SF V ' t'; U 1 ' , >U II I O! Ui M) Hawaii PHOENIX TUCI.CJII it'll U»< SOUTHERN DIVISION W L Pet. QB 84 « .677 n $4 '.KA IS'/' :? £<i ,?01 <tVi THURSDAY NIQHT'S RESULTS Pboeuix 5, Hawaii i Tucson 8, Salt Lafce 6 Portland 3 Ticcrns 2 10, EuytiH? 8 LAVT IVIbtll'i t/.lr«t'. ilil ScaTft; J chard Co Tim ? Mark IXIVIIQIU Mtii^if vyoa Jerry Davis/ Cjentr«| ^.Fjor oe Fisher, Dougl Malone7 Eloy Joe Benny las Ed Doherty, St. Mary's E John Philips, Tollesw T Dan KiiMfcr, Csmelbock 1 John Wecktf, Cw.'ti f Ik <f Cyl.ii:, Ci-i t:ol i ". >•: , V. ,'- '.(.I* ,. ' VI Hi I QB DEFENSE Sooth Roger Kronberg, Tin _ nip •-»•**» vii'iiif SdffOrd I ynii Smith,WW But Nicklaus comes close, says Sweetser Associated Press f TULSA, Okla. - "Jack Nicklaus is absolutely marvelous," Jess Sweetser said yesterday, "but I've never seen a golfer better than Bobby Jones." Sweetser, now 68, still a tall, imposing figure, was Jones' chief amateur rival in the 1920s. He won both the U.S. and British Amateur titles, later captained the Walker Cup team and became a standout leader in American golf. A onetime industrial executive now retired, Sweetser traveled from his home in Asheville, N.C., to watch the sport's new super star in the PGA champion r ship at Southern Hills Country Club. He followed Nicklaus Thursday and yesterday. "I was tremendously impressed—the man is unbelievable," the old champion said. "As far as I can see, he has no weakness. His power and accuracy off the tee are awesome and he has a rare, delicate touch that I have seen only in Jones." Sweetser predicted that Nicklaus would dominate golf for the next ten years. "Just as Jones was in the 1920s and Ben Hogan in the 1950s, he will be the favorite in every major championship in which he tees up the ball," the old amateur added. "We are entering the Nicklaus decade." Sweetser declined, however, to rate Nicklaus an edge over Jones. "To my mind, Jones is still the greatest of all time," Sweetser said, "You must recall that he played with wooden- shafted clubs and under more difficult conditions. "Today equipment is precision-tooled. The ball flies farther. The courses are perfectly manicured with little or no rough on most of them. When Jones played, a man couldn't pick up a ball and clean it after every stroke. He had to play it as it lay — even if it was covered with mud." Sweetser recalled that Bob Jones won 13 national championships in the space of eight years—from 1923 through 1930— and retired at the age of 28 with his unmatched Grand Slam—the U.S. and British Opens, U.S. and British Amateurs in a single year. Nicklaus, 30, has 10 major crowns, three of them in the Masters which started after Jones' retirement. He has two U.S. Opens, two British Opens, two U.S. Amateurs and one PGA. "Jones had one quality which I have seen in no other golfer, except perhaps Nicklaus," Sweetser said. "He always had something in reserve. When he needed to—on a par five or in a situation where necessary—he could really let out. "He was also a brilliant putter. He lagged his 40- and 50-footers right up to the hole. He seldom missed from four and five feet." Sweetser disputed the argument that competition is much tougher now. "There undoubtedly are more players with good swings," he said, "but the competition was just as strong — or I think perhaps even stronger — in Jones' day. "Bobby had to beat some great players—Walter Hagen, Chick Evans, Tommy Armour, Leo Diegel, McDonald Smith and Jim Barnes, to name a few. The best six then compared with the best of today. "In fact, I think there are only four great golfers—Nicklaus, Palmer, Casper and Player. The others are inconsistent, not to be rated great champions." Record TV throng Associated Press NEW YORK-A total of 56,370,000 persons watched all or part of the July 14 baseball All-Star game at Cincinnati on television, according to the national Neilsen rating service. Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's office announced Thursday the Neilsen ratings for the game telecast by NBC were the highest ever for a night television sports event. The ratings were 28.5, indicating more than one-fourth of all the television sets were tuned to the game. Of the total number of sets turned on at the time, 54 per cent were switched to the ball game which lasted 12 innings. Jets trade Gordon Associated Press HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - The New York Jets of the National Football League announced Thursday they had traded cornerback Cornell Gordon to the Denver Broncos for safety Gus HoUoman. *r.,i,l ' .'- '• •• , I'll,'/ Sports today RADIO -TfLKVIilON Malor League Baseball — Los Chicago (N.U), two garnet.. KTAR a.m.; Minnesota at Boston A.U.), Ch. 1 ?FMi-?3 1), 1 " 0 ?* R m. Cal " ornla < A ' U ' World of Sports - World Ogtboard Mo- at :30 11:15 l -»l^t HiMO-lv.ino j,l v / ,M

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