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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 38

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10, DF.S MOINFS SUNDAY RECilSTER Smafl Cwwds Big Problem For Lowly Minor Leagues ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The fry'at the front gate watched the customers file through the turnstiles. ?; Pretty soon he was staring into space, wondering where • the people were. . Only 860 of the 10,006 Sports Stadrtim seats" were filled with ,' Class AA Texas League Dodger fans. c —Few Takers — clubs. Local owners are a thing of the past. Baseball isn't in trouble, but needs updating." Offer More •'Too niany owners say, 'I got a ball club. I'm bringing' if to your town. What are you going me?' Hell', we're in business. We : but— we . e*tra" in- minor league baseball team. Last year, Albuquerque ranked' fifth In attendance through-! out the entire minor league! system. Some 176,000 fans came out to ,sit in a $1.4-million baseball stadium and see the team finish fourth in the league. General Manager Charlie Blaney keeps after the fans with fireworks, entertainment and even lets fans bring their Sunday picnic lunch to the Infield before a game to visit with the players. But/even with this support, Albuquerque lost $87,000 last year. Blaney said major league clubs write off minor league expenses as "research and development" losses. "Everybody loses money in the minors," he said. "The day will come when the minor leagues will almost entirely be subsidized by m a j o r league works night and a fiesta de los Dodgers night, which features a mariachi band and Mexican food. 1 Under the-guaranteed win night idea a loss means a fan gets a free ticket to the next game. "Last year we had our biggest crowd when we had our close-out sale," said Blaney. "We sold all our broken bats, old baseballs, torn uniforms, | raggedy gloves and broken bat- iting helmets to the kids. They I loved it." ! Despite Blaney's willingness to try something new, this year's preseason ticket sales iwere $15,000 lower than last | year's preseason $90,000 sales. i "Last year everyone came oul j to the ball park just to see- the i new stadium. Now the burden is on us to bring them out to see our team," Blaney said. TITLE BACK \lrish Veterans TO SALDIVAR ROME, .ITALY (AP) Vicente Saldivar of Mexico, Rip Frosh, 34-0 SOUTH BEND, IND. (AP)Notre Dame ended spring foot ball drills Saturday with the coming out of retirement, Sat-1 Blues, consisting almost entire urday night recaptured his|ly of current sophomores and world featherweight'title, beat-|J unior . s - deaf . ea | in g,- t , he ,/ nresh ing champion Johnny Fam- m «? dominated Golds, 34-0 e K I The Golds used a variety 01 , formations and created com .. Jt ment by showing a wishbone k a 1 i g n m e nt -mainstay of the Saldivar won a unanimous. ^^ offense which defeated decision by pounding away the Irisn 2W7 jn tne Cotton relentlessly with left hooks. .Bowl Famechon, 25, an Australian,] Quarterback Joe Theismann was floored briefly by a left«i ef j fo e Blues, scoring on runs hook in the eleventh round and! O f e jght and 21 yards and hurl- went down for an eight-count in j j n g an eight-yard scoring pass the thirteenth. - \ to tight end Bob Creaney. Creany was the only frosh Cowboys 9 Harris Zooms to :09.2 BATON ROUGE, LA. (AP) Oklahoma State's Earl Harris ran the fastest 100-yard dash in Louisiana track history Satur- starting for thejjlues. Rally-Drivers Slowed by Mud RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (REUTERS) - Drivers in the World "Cup London-to-Mexico • day night in helping lead the | city rally raced through South- Cowboys to a quadrangular win | e n. Brazil Saturday on roads ' over Louisiana State, Houston < turned into near quagmires by and Tulane. i heavy rains. Harris.ran the 100 in 9.2 sec-i The cars started the gruelling onds and anchored the Cowboy 12,000-mile Latin American sec- 440 relay team to a :40.0 clock- tion of the marathon Friday ing -- ; and Saturday night finished The Cowboys piled up 105 i their first high speed section. * • * _ TC_s\« n l-> ». n « DA»%A TV**! ilfi-n points to 94 l n for second place LSU. Houston had 44 and Tulane 4Vfe. Allison Crashes In Indy Test INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (AP) — Donnie Allison of Hueytown, Ala., was involved in an accident Saturday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Allison said he lost control on a turn, apparently because of a gust of wind. The car hit the track wall. Allison was not hurt, but the turbo-charged Ford was damaged in the left front suspension and the radiator. Frenchman Rene Trautman, 40, who was in the over-all lead after the European run r found ! his car was damaged, appar- | ently during the sea voyage. Amateurs COMMERCIAL SOFTBALL NATIONAL LEAGUE LaPizza House 2, Bankers Life 0 TODAY'S GAMES AMERICAN LEAGUE ' 7 p.m.—Woodland Lounge vs. Fawn Eni vs. Jerry's Gull at Blrdland. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION S p m.—0 M. Police vs. Americans at Blrdland. ParnelliWins Trans-Am Racei LIME ROCK, CONN. (AP) -j ParnellLJones led from start to i | finish in a Mustang to win his i second Trans-Am sedan race Saturday at Lime Rock Park, finishing one lap ahead of Ed | Leslie. ; Jones also captured the first race in the series a month ago ;in Dallas. i Third place was taken by ; Sam 'Posey in a Dodge Chal- 'lenger. Jim Hall was fourth and Vince Gimondo fifth. !' MEXICO LEADS ! MEXICO CITY, MEXICO ! (AP) — Mexico look a 2-1 lead i over New Zealand Saturday by i winning the dpuble? of the j American Zone Davis Cup competition. ATTENTION!!! 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