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THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC June 30, 1973 B <5 (Section D) Pngc 1 REPUBLIC CITY Yank netters advance Hie Nastase of Rotttctnia is shown in process of defeating Toshiro Sakai of Japan, 7-5, 6*2, 6-2, in third- round singles match of Wimbledon Tennis Championships yesterday. Natase is title favorite. Sports Editor VE11XK BOATXEtl Conflicting reports? THE! CUSTOMERS ALWAYS WRITE: cularly saddening to me. struts stuff in Dear Sir:,, / ' Perhaps you are aware, thatiMr. Fred Girard;of the. St. Petersburg Times recently vjsited Rlemphis, Seattle and Phoenix, to evaluate and theorize how each area would compare to the "sun coast" as .possible National Football League expansion sites. His quotes'on Mr. Eller's attitude toward the use of Arizona State's stadium are diametrically contrary to What you report. Here is what Mr. Girard reports: "Eller made three tries to stage exhibition games in Phoenix in the past three years. The only stadium in the area belongs to the Arizona State Sun Devils, and three straight times the board of regents voted down a motion to lease the stadium to Eller . .. ,• " 'B ; ut that doesn't really bother me (Eller speaking). If I get the franchise Sun Devil Stadium will be available be-. cause public pressure will FORCE the board of regents to make it available.' " That's quite different from What you report: "He (Eller) has discouraged state legislators who want to strongarm the regents, into opening up Sun. Devil Stadium." V Could it be you're a shill Mr. Boatner? SAM SCHINDLER No. But could it be that you've jumped to a hasty, illogical conclusion? ' To begin with, I disagree with your premise that the two statements are "diametrically contrary." Just because Eller doesn't want legislators pressuring regents to open up the stadium at this time doesn't mean public pressure wouldn't accomplish the same thing, if and when he has a franchise in hand. Rather than being "quite different," the statements seem like a sensible approach. ...... .'' ••':' * * * Dear Sir: The death of Frank Leahy was parti- Many years ago I volunteered to help' publicize a new junior football development program in my home town of Fair La'wri,, N.J. I asked for his advice ori iTOw we should conduct the program and if he; would send us a letter endorsing the program;. ; He sent us a very fine letter and when it was published in our local paper interest in and support of our program really soared. The coach of the Fordham Uni-, versity football team brought 22 players from, New York'City for a clinic; at IIQ cost to us. I felt sure at the time, aftdI j still do, that Leahy's interest was im- fluential in 1 getting this clinic approved by university officials. , ., ' pur program launched junior football development programs in the northern New Jersey area and many boys were much better 'prepared. . .when they en-' tered high school because of it. The wofld, let alone just the sports world, can not afford to lose men like Frank Leahy. TOM STAPLETON If there's one thing that stands out in my mind about Frank Leahy, it was his thoughtfulness. We met on.;• : ;-;' several widely-spaced occasions/; in ; various cities. He always remembered my name, background arid details of our last meeting. And he would drop a letter from time to time. But this was typical of the way he treated everyone. Dear Sir: Am I going to have to blow Anaheim off the map to stop you from writing about Bobby Winkles? Instead," why don't you write something about the manager of the next world champions, Whitey Lockman of the Chicago Cubs?. . . JIM HOOD Don't count your chickens, Jim. Remember 1969? Crider holts Phoenix 9 skid, beats Dukes 9-2 By BOB EGER Republic Sports Writer ALBUQUERQUE-The Phoenix Giants acquired a couple of new pitchers Friday, but their biggest pitching "find" of the entire season may have been right in their own bullpen. . : Veteran right-hander Jerry Crider did it again Friday night with a very professional six-hitter as the Giants dumped Albuquerque, 9-2, to snap a three-game losing streak. ; Crider, who struggled in the early part 1 of this season, found his groove a couple 1 of weeks ago in relief at Tucson and his statistics since then have been most impressive. In his last five appearances covering 36 innings he has permitted 28 hits and just seven earned runs for an outstanding J.75 earned run average during that stretch. He's won all three of his starting assignments and now has a perfect 4-0 record. "I'd hate to think where we'd be without him," said Phoenix manager Jim Davenport. .Where they are vy.tth him.is a .hejf.game off Tucson's pace in the Pacific Coast League after a 6-5 Salt Lake City victory over the Toros Friday night. The Giants did some wheeling and dealing Friday in an attempt to strengthen the club for the upcoming stretch run. They sent pitcher Ed Figueroa (1-5, 5.54 ERA) to Salt Lake City for infielder Bruce Christensen and pitcher Don Rose. They also released pitcher John Cumberland (4-5, 5.56)) and called up pitcher Bu|ch Metzger from Amarillo. Key man in the maneuvering is Christensen, a 25-year-old left-handed hitter who can play shortstop, second base or third base. The regulars at those positions—Bruce Miller, Glenn Redmon and Jeff Mason- have played practically every inning of every game thus far. They'll need some relief soon to avoid the August drearies, Christensen was hitting only .216 after 45 games with Salt L^ake City, but he hit .309 in 82 games for that club in 1971 and .270 in 29 games with the California Angels. He handled 81 chances at shortstop with only one error for California. Rose, a 6-3,196-pound right-hander who was San Francisco's second choice in the June, 1970 free agent draft, was one of the hottest items in the Texas League with Amarillo. He was 8-3 with a 2.82 ERA. All of the newcomers are expected to join the club tomorrow when Phoenix opens a five-game series with Albuquerque at Municipal Stadium. .. Crider struck, put four and didn't walk anybody and drew a pat on the back from catcher Danny Breeden. "It's a pleasure to catch him," said Breeden. "He's always right around the plate. Even when he misses with a pitch it's by two or three inches. About three times tonight he threw curve balls "on Ihree-and-two which is somelhing you've got to be able to do to win consistently in this league or the big leagues." Everybody in the infield turned in at , Continued on Page D-H CHICAGO - It..was only a gallop, bu^ the horse was Secretariat, and 'a hoard of horsemen ami SWTputsiders, including • children and two carloads of college students from Iowa, turned out Friday to| 'Watch. .... The Triple; Crown winner galloped \V\ miles at Arlington Park as he loosened up for a $125,060 .race billed as the Arlington Invitational today which has! been proclaimed Secretariat Day;by.'ChH cago Mayor Richard Daly. (The public was not invited to the work-. : out,, but when the crowd began swarming outside the gates about 7 a.m. 7 track officials decided to let the people in. . Once inside they followed Secretariat to and from the track, snapping his pic- lure and getting as close as possible. But once Secretariat returned to his barn, security took over. And for the Meadow Stable star security' ranges from uniformed guards to an attack dog, a 410 - pound German shepherd named fiaron- ; '-. : " ; - ;>•"••-•. . : ., ;•• •• "He didn't come here to gallop around the race track;"* trainer Lucien Laurin said when asked about the prospect of another record - smashing performance by Secretariat. Then Laurin recalled the last time he was at Arlington Park — .in 1969 with Dike for the American Derby. "The last time I was here, I hate to say it, I was 1-5 and got beat." Nobody expects Laurin to'be a loser today. ; Continued on Page D-3 ' Associated Press , -England — Jimmy :! jdonnor^, -Alfriertda's top hope to take the T^imbledon ; men's singles tennis title, • used his strong service Friday to lead three American men t into the fourth round. •The 20-year-old left-hander from Belleville, 111., hammered Bob Simpson of New Zealand, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2, without losing a single service game. 'Alex Mayer of Wayne, N.J., demolished Vladimir Zednik of Czechoslovakia, 8-6, 7-5, 6-0. Bob McKinley of St. Ann, Mo., rushed around the court like a second edition of his brother, Chuck, who won the title 10 years ago, and beat Norman Holmes of Melbourne Fla., 6-2, 3-6,7-5,7-5. Six American women, led by Chris Evert's 6-3, 6-2. triumph over Julie Heldman, also advanced to the final 16. So far, no seeded players have fallen, but 'Ray Keldie of Australia, one of the players who defied the Association of Tennis Professionals by refusing to join a boycott of Wimbledon, almost pulled .off an,upset of Juergen Fassbender, the No. 8 seed from West Germany. Keldie 'had six match points against Fassbender in a tense final set but Fassbender recovered for a 6-2, 5-7, 4-6, 7-5,15-13 victory. The Keldie-Fassbender match, which lasted more than three hours, was staged on an outer court, and many of the 31,000 fans crushed against the fence, climbed poles and scaled walls to : get_a glimpse of the biggest thriller of the'tournament thus far. Favored Ilie Nastase of Romania, who had been plagued by a bad back, returned to top form 'and ousted Toshiro Sakai of Japan, ;7.-5, 6-2, 6-4. Hit was all too: easy for. Connors. He '.pounced on-. Simpson's weak-.service and .pounded away; with his two-fisted backhand. "•••• ••.". Mayer rallied'for a strong finish against Zedriik. -, In the first two sets Mayer didn't get a service; break until the final game, but he ran away with the third set when his serve and volley reached its peak. Nastase, in a more serious mood than usual, used his vast store of shots against Sakai. The Japanese .had one brief glimpse of . glory .in the .first set. After losing his service and trailing 2-4, he won three is m Sports /Today RADIO-TELEVISION Malor League Baseball — Milwaukee at Boston, Ch. 12, 11 a.m.; Los Angeles at Cincinnati, KTAR (620), 2:25 p.m.; Minnesota at California, KXTC (FM—92.3), 6:30 D.m. Wide World of Sports—Triple Crown winner Secretariat runs in special race at Arlington Park, Chicago; Queen's Plate Stakes at Toronto, Canada and NCAA Volleyball Championships at San Diego (filmed), Ch. 3, 2 p.m. Golf — Third-round play in Western Open at Chicago, Ch. 5, 2 p.m. NFL Football — Highlights of 1972 season (filmed), Ch. 5, 3 p.m. Gymnastics — National Intercollegiate Women's Gymnastics Championships at Des Moines, Iowa (filmed), Ch. 8, 7-p.m. SFL Football — Phoenix Blazers vs. Los Angeles Mustangs at Arizona Fairground, KXIV (1400). 7:30 p.m. Pacific Coast League Baseball — Phoenix at Albuqueraue, KMCR (FM—91.5), 8 p.m. (de- laved re-creation). Republic Photo by Kevin Scofield Phoenix Blazer tight end Tom Altemus prepares for invasion tonight by Los Angeles Mustangs at 7:30 p.m. at Fairgrounds Coliseum. Altemus caught eight passes last week good lor 165 yards, and hopes to do m6re of the same tonight. See story, Page p-3. games in a row. Two crosscourt, forehands which broke' Nastase's service were worthy of a champion. But his success was shortlived. Nastase took command with his uncanny skill and accuracy. The Keldie-Fassbender match was a terrific duel between two typical stars of the '70s, both with long hair controlled by colored bands. s Keldie took a two-set-to-one -lead, but Fassbender made it 2-2. then held on during the, long, excilifig final set. . • Keldie's frustration began in the 16th game .when he threw away three match points. After one of the slips, a simple forehand into the net, the Australian fell backwards and lay on his back while Fassbender skipped around in delight. Keldie missed another match point in the 18th game and two more in the 22nd. In the 27th game, With Keldie trailing 30-40, Fassbender floated a backhand across the court and it fell somewhere near the sideline. The linesman said it was out, then signaled it in. Fassbender held his service safely and the 3 ] /4-hour match was over. Americans in the center court crowd were in high spirits as Miss Evert clipped the lines in her old style. Miss Heldman, who had conquered her last week at the Queen's Club .tournament, deteriorated after a bright start and tossed away three games With double faults. Billie Jean King, the defending champion and No. 2 seed from Long Beach,. Calif., easily disposed of Kerry Harris Of Australia, 6-2, 6-3, and -top-seeded Margaret • Court of Australia crushed Kate Latham of., Palo Alto, Calif., 6-2; 6-3, in her quest for an unprecedented two ' Grand Slam seasons. American women in the last 16 in addition to Miss Evert and Mrs. King are Kristy Kemmer of Los Angeles, Margaret Michel of Pacific Palisades, Calif, Patti Hogan of La Jolla, Calif., and Rosemary Casals of San Francisco. Miss Kemmer defeated Valerie Ziegenfuss of 'San Diego, Calif., 8-9, 6-4, 6-3, while Miss Michel had an easy 6-1, 6-0 triumph over Christina Sandberg of Sweden. Miss Hogan disposed of a 16-year-old Czech girl, Martina Navralilova, 6-4, 6-4,, and Miss Casals, seeded fifth, beat Tory Fretz of Los Angeles, 7-5, 7-5. British ace Virginia Wade, the No. 6 seed, outgunned Pam Teeguarden of Los Angeles, 6-2, 6-3. Arnie goes cold; Irwin takes lead By BOB GREEN Associated Press CHICAGO - Arnold Palmer's red-hot putter turned stone cold.and former collegiate football Star Hale Irwin .swept into the second-round lead Friday in the $175,000 Western Open Golf Tournament. Irwin, an all-Big Eight Conference selection in his collegiate days at Colorado, fashioned a solid, five-under-par 66 and took a two-stroke lead halfway through this old tournament. Irwin's 133 total was nine-under-par on the compact 6,654-yard Midlothian Country Club course and four hi front of the suddenly troubled Palmer. Australian Bruce Crampton, the season's leading money winner, and a long- shot, Rik Massengale, shared second with 135 totals. Crampton and Massengale, tied with Palmer for the lead at the end Of the first 18 holes, each had a 69 in Hie mild, cloudy weather. : Veteran- Billy Casper, winner of the Western the last time it was played at Midlothian, was next with a 69-136. Palmer was one of four at 137. His 71 Friday included 12 missed putts of 15- feet or less, six of them from inside six feet. He was tied with Australian Bruce Bane gets start Wednesday eve Associated Press BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - The Minnesota Twins, taking note of young Texas Ranger pitcher David Clyde's drawing power, announced Friday that their own bonus baby, Eddie Bane, will make his major league pitching debut Wednesday night against the Kansas City Royals. Bane, the Twins' No. 1 choice in the recent free agent player draft, has not pitched in a game since joining the club June 18. Bane, who will make his start in the first contest of a 14-game homestand, received the highest bonus ever paid a pitcher by the Twins. The 21-year-old lefthander posted a 41-4 record in three seasons at Arizona State University and got an estimated $55,000 to sign. Devlin, rookie Tom Kite, and Richard Crawford. Crawford and Kite matched 67s and Devlin had a 69. Lee. Trevino was six strokes off the pace with a 70-139. Jack Nicklaus, U;S. Open champion Johnny Miller, and Tom Weiskopf are not competing. "I just couldn't get the damn ball in the hole," the 43-year-old Palmer grumbled. "It was just unbelievable. I could have had a hell of a good round. I should have had about 31 going out and. well, about 31 on the back nine." But his putter, which conquered the bumpy, spiked-up greens Thursday with 10 one-putts, suddenly quit on him. He three-putted twice, took three from the fringe on another occasion and missed three .putts of three feet or less. Continued on Page D-3 Kennedy says firing report 'absolute rot' Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Walter Kennedy said Friday the report that he has been fired as commissioner of the National Basketball Association is "absolute rot." Kennedy, during a break in the NBA owners meeting at the Beverly Hills Hotel, commented on a report in the Philadelphia Daily News that Ihe owners voted 11-6 Wednesday for his ouster and that an announcement would come within a few days in the form of a "retirement" statement. "This is absolute nonsense," Kennedy said. "There was no such vote," The Daily News said Sam Schulman, Seattle owner, was instrumental in the vote. "Sam Schulman wasn't even at the meeting," Kennedy said of Wednesday's session. Kennedy has two years to go on a five-year contract and he said he has not decided when he will step down. He said he expects to decide soon. "What soon is, I don't know," he said. Baseball standings National League East Chicago St. Louis Montreal Philadelphia Pittsburgh New York 46 35 8 3, L 39 38 39 Pet. .597 .493 486 .473 .465 .443 CB ~8 8>/2 9Vj 10 11 Vj West Los Angeles San Francisco Houston Cincinnati Atlanta San Diego 50 45 43 39 32 24 27 33 39 36 <$ Si W .520'' .16 .316 5 'r 10 " 18 25 Vj Friday's Results Chicago 4, New York 3, 10 innings Pittsburgh 4> Montreal 0 Los Angeles 12, Atlanta 9, 12 innings Cincinnati 4, San Diego 0 San Francisco 14, Houston 3 St. Louis 2, Philadelphia 1, 10 Innings Today's Game; Montreal (Strohmayer 0-1 or Moore 4-8) at Plttsburah (Briles 5-7); New York (Matlack 4-10) a? Chicapo (Hooton 8-5>; Los Anaeles (Osteen 10-3) at Cincinnati (Hall 5-4), twilight; San Francisco (Bradley 6-6) at Atlanta (Harrison 2-2). twilight; Philadelphia (Carlton 7-8) at St. Louis (Foster 4-5), night: San Die°o (Ar- I in 3-5) a» Houston /Forsch 8-7), night. American League .East New York Baltimore Milwaukee Boston Detroit Cleveland Chicago OaXland Minnesota California Kansas City Texas Friday's Result! New York 7, Cleveland 2 Milwaukee at Boston, postponed Baltimore 9, Detroit 2 Texas 3, Kansas City 0 Chicago 4, Oakland 3 Minnesota 4, California 0 W 37 37 35 36 27 L io 3 36 35 38 47 Pet. .560 552 .507 .500 .486 .363 Gl 4 M West 38 41 38 39 40 25 32 35 $ % .543 .539 .535 .534 .513 .362 — • VS Vi 1- Cleveland (ccJborn" oday's Games Strom 1-8 or J<eklch 1-3) at ' M Hamilton ca o l-iy.. , Kansas City , _ Pacific EASTERN DIVISION Tucson 42 34 Phoenix 42 35 Salt Lake 38 38 Albuaueraue 34 43 Friday's Results Phoenix 9, Albuaueraue 2 Salt Lake 6. Tucson 5 Eusene 9. Tacoma 6 15. Hawaii 10 (Thursday) Pet. .553 .545 .500 .442 and p.rago. 7-.71. a] Texas (Dunning o-4 Minnesota G| *"*"*•""'"* and Siebert 5-6), 2, twilight; (Decker 2-2) at California (Ha nioht. Co GB l -2 4 0''2 tifet League WESTERN DIVISION x-Scokane 43 31 Taccma 37 39 Euncne 36 40 x-Hav/aii 32 44 x • plaving late uame Tonisht't Games Photnlx at Albuquerque Spokane at Hawaii Tacoma At Eugene ,. Tucson at Salt Lake Pel. .581 .487 .474 .421

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