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Thursday, June 18, 1970 Page 87 Hawks swap Gary Gregor for Chambers ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Hawks traded reserve toward Gary Gregor to the Portland Trailblazers yesterday for Jerry Chambers, a forward who was obtained in the National Basketball Association expansion draft from the Phoenix Suns. The Hawks said it was a straight player transaction. The 6-foot-5 Chambers played in 79 games for the Suns last season and averaged 8.3 points per game. Gregor, a 6-foot-7, 235-pounder, averaged 8.1 points in 81 games for Atlanta. All isn't lost for young fan BUFFALO (AP) - A 12-year-old baseball fan mailed his "life savings," $15.11, to the Buffalo Bisons' office two weeks ago in a futile attempt to help them keep their franchise. His money was returned Tuesday with an invitation to become a weekend celebrity in Winnipeg, Man., new home of the International League team. Christopher J. Parker of suburban West Seneca, will make the trip to the Canadian city as the guest of the Win- nepeg Whips management. He has been invited to participate in a parade through the city's main streets, take sight-seeing trips and attend three Whips' games. "I feel scared but a little happy," said Chris. Roger McCluskey out of hospital SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Roger McCluskey, leading driver in the U.S. Auto Club s stock car division, was released yesterday from the hospital, where he was taken after a racing accident last Saturday. Dale Kpehler, also injured in the seven-car collision during the 100-mile USAC stock car race at the State Fairgrounds, remained* in serious condition in the intensive-care unit of St. Joseph's Hospital. • : \ Koehler, 37, of Milwaukee, suffered a fractured neck and head injuries. Hospital officials said they expected he would remain hospitalized for another six weeks. McCluskey suffered a fractured nose and cheekbone and was operated on Monday for removal of bone fragments. Pimentel KOs Shimada in 3rd 'SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) - North American bantamweight champion Jesus Pimentel knocked out Kuniaki Shimada of Japan in 2:53 of the third round Tuesday night to successfully defend his crown in a scheduled 12-round title bout. Pimentel, of Mexicali, Mexico, battered the Tokyo challenger with a steady series of body punches, knocking him down twice in the third before landing the knockout with punishing blows to the liver. Pimentel weighed 116; Shimada, 118. It was the 66th knockout in 81 fights for Pimentel, who calls San Antonio his home although he lives in Mexicali. He has lost only sjx fights in his career. U.S. Open begins today BULLDOG Associated Press Phoenix Suns' top three college draft choices take a break from practice with coach Cotton Fitzsimmons. Republic Photo by Forrest Stroup They are, from left, Greg Howard (New Mexico), Fred Taylor (Pan American) and Joe De Pre (St. John's). HW Sports Editor VERNE BOATXER A job he didn't want STRIPPED TO THE waist, a ham sandwich in one hand and a cold beer in the other, Hank Sauer dropped his 6-4 frame into a chair, for a postgame snack. "It's great when you're winning," he beamed, then crunched a big hunk from the sandwich. The former National League slugger is in the unique position of making his managerial debut at the rather ripe age of 51. Phoenix Giants general manager Rosy Ryan likes to expand on all the trouble it took to excavate Hank from the Georgia swamps to take over the local club. The chain reaction that occurred when Horace Stoneham fired Clyde King at San Francisco and brought in Charlie Fox changed Sauer's life. Rosy said he chose Hank because he wanted someone without managerial ambitions who would put development of the players first. "We think we got the right man," Rosy said, "but it was a helluva job locating him." Hank, who has been a scout-batting instructor in the Giants' organization, was looking over a hot prospect in the swamps. He reportedly had no strong desire to manage and Ryan stressed that his appointment was an interim situation only. So, after 20 games with Phoenix winging along at the head of the pack, how does he fell about his new job? "I really enjoy it," he said. "But it's that old story. If you don't have the Baseball Standings American League Baltimore New York Detroit Boston Washington Cleveland Minnesota California Oaklancf Chicago 39 L Pet. OB 22 .639 - Ka Mil cT icago (nsas City llwaukee 29 .4911 9 .467 W/i .448 11 >/a .679 — .574 f 39 .361 18'/3 38 .356 18V] 41 .31" " .317 21 Boston , at New York at, '/ashlngton at allfornla at "oakland "illwaukee , isas City .Icaflo. Innesota .leveiana talflmore »»'» , Washington (Cpeman 5- at Cleveland (Austin <W), nfenf) New York (Waslew- skl 0-0) ar Boston (Gulp 5-6) night. Only National League Chicago New York Plltsburah St Louis Philadelphia Montreal Cincinnati Atlanta Los Angeles S Francisco San Dieuo Houston W" L I GB I'/j 22 3 ,8 '2-9 27 -.85 .373 11 Vj \ horses, you don't win. And if you don't win, well, this job wouldn't be so hot. "I really feel for the guy over in the other dressing room (Eugene manager Larry Cahn). Can you imagine how he feels right now? (Phoenix had won all 12 encounters with the Ems). He must be ready to pull his hair out. "No, I still like my old job better. I get more of a sense of satisfaction from helping an individual. And you don't have all the frustrations that comes with managing." As one of the most feared sluggers of his day, it figures he would have an immediate impact on some of the young Phoneix hitters. And he has. But, according to one observer, he has devoted just as much attention to the pitchers. He reportedly has helped both young Jim Moyer and Don Cafrithers. "Moyer definitely has major league potential," said Hank. "He just needs more experience and more consistency. He was in over his head in AAA last year. But he's learning now. "The main thing these young pitchers have to learn to make the majors is to keep the ball down — and get the curve over. You may throw it past the guys in this league, but you won't up there." It is no accident that Jim Ray Hart has been tearing the cover off the ball since Saucr took over. Hart has been one of the big disappointments in the San Francisco organization. It is no secret that — despite his publicized shoulder ailment — he has • also been battling a fear of being hit. "You don't see him dancing around in the batter's box any more do you?" asked Sauer. "You have to stay on Jim about that. But all he needed was to get his confidence back." Hank should know about those things. He went from the National League's Most Valuable Player in 1952 to an unconditional release from the Cardinals after a poor 1956 season. The Giants picked him up and Hank responded with a great year that earned him NL "Comeback of the Year" honors in 1957. He'd like nothing more than to see Hart bounce back. Mieuli vows merger block Associated Press ATLANTA — Franck Mieuli, owner of the San Francisco Warriors of the National Basketball Association, said yesterday he has the votes to block a merger with the American Basketball Association. "All I have to do is keep my seven little men together," Mieuli said. "Then there will either be no merger or one with conditions that are more favorable to the NBA than right now." Mieuli said the NBA's board of governors had taken three votes on a merger, although earlier in the day Commissioner Walter Kennedy said he could recall no formal votes on a merger having been taken by the NBA. CHASKA, Minn. — There is no clear cut favorite for the 70th U.S. Open Golf Championship which begins today and Lee Trevino predicts that an unknown, an outsider, will pull down the game's greatest prize. "I think somebody you never heard of might win it," the happy hombre said yesterday on the eve of the first round of the 72-hole test. Any candidates? "If I name 'em, then you've heard of 'em," he said. If he's right, and an outsider will win, it would be the continuation of a string Trevino started in 1968. Trevino, then an obscure also - ran from the Texas border country, bolted into the front rank of the game's top stars when he scored his first profes- Lipstick law on patrol Associated Press CHASKA, Minn. — No trouble is anticipated at the U.S. Open Golf Championship here this weekend but if it should come, it might be a pleasure to get arrested. You ought to see the cops They wear mascara instead of guns. They have blonde pigtails falling to their shoulders or brunette page-boy bobs. They wear blue nylons and skirts three inches above the knee. They are the Burns guardettes—a mini-skirt patrol assigned for security services at the Hazeltine National Golf Club. "Our idea is to get away from the police image," said Don Subloski of Chicago, director of special services for the William J. Burns International Detective Agency. "We are trying to get away from the frayed collar, the wrinkled trousers and gun-on-hip picture. "We are striving for the fresh, young look. Many people—especially the youth—find the uniformed cops, some of them dour and imposing with revolvers at their hips, objectionable. We find that charm prevails where force fails." The mini-skirted cop is Sublowski's idea. This is the first time the gals have been used at a major sporting event and Subloski hopes to spread them throughout the country. They are already working in Chicago baseball parks. There are 25 of these attractive, shapely ladies here—most of them in their 20s, some married, others models and secretaries. Every time Arnold Palmer or Bill Casper goes to the locker room, he must show a badge to one of the guardettes. The guardettes stand at every portal. They wear a uniform consisting of a red blazer, white turtle neck shirt, blue skirt, blue hose and shoes. All are pretty and well groomed. sional victory in the Open championship two years ago. And he correctly predicted that Orville Moody, a non - winning ex - Army sergeant, would take the 1969 title. Moody, who hasn't scored an official tour victory since, is accorded little chance of repeating as the champion, a feat that hasn't been accomplished since Ben Hogan took consecutive titles in 1950 and 1951. Most of the attention has centered on the game's big three — Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player — and ailment - prone Billy Casper. "If I had to pick one man out of the whole field, I'd take Casper," Moody said. The Masters champion's very considerable talents may be hampered, however, by a series of ailments and injuries that have forced him to withdraw from the last three tournaments he has entered. He injured his right hand during an exhibition in Japan about a month ago. And only last week an impacted wisdom tooth forced an operation in which a small portion of the jawbone was removed. "I'm feeling pretty good now," he said, "but the hand can still give me trouble at times." Player, the doughty little South African who won this title in 1965, has been practicing over the rolling, tree - lined Hazeltine Golf Club course for a week. He is the choice of many players as the man to beat. "I think putting probably will play a greater role in this one than in any recent Open," he said, adding that his play on the greens "is not as good as it could be. It will have to improve." Trevino, too, has been practicing for a week. "It's the first time since I've been on the tour that I took a week off just to practice," he swarhy character said. "I am going to take off before the Brit-, ish Open, too, because I really want to. win a major championship."The talkative Trevino has taken two litles this year — the Tucson and National Airlines opens — arid leads the money-winners with more than $109,000. ; . As always the awesomely powerful Nicklaus is a prime contender for the title many feel can be worth as much as$1 million. '. • '. The blond giant of the game has been almost grim in his preparations this! week. He's won this title twice, the last- in 1967. '• ^ "You always point for the major 'ti-; ties," Nicklaus said. He finished third in- last week's Western Open and has been; eighth or better 12 times in his last 15 1 starts. "I'm not playing as well as I'd like to," he said. ; I Palmer, the 40-year-old millionair^ who scored his only Open triumph lin, 1960, is almost certain to — as usual ;—; draw the king's share of the gallery.* Though he has won only once, he al-1 most always plays well in the Open.; He's finished second four times, three in • , playoffs, and was sixth last year even.' though in the throes of a slump. ; games scheduled. List Nlflhi's Results Chicago 6, s Francisco 1 Pittsburgh at Los Angeles " ' •••'- at San Dleoo at Montreal, at New York at Phlladlphla Atlanta (NlekVVe) at"^ontreal (Renko 2-3) night; Chicago (Jenkins 7-7) at San Francisco (Robertson 4-5). Pacific Coast League SOUTHERN DIVISION W L Ptt. 4« n t5/ ',0 V, '.'K GB Tuesday':. Results Phoenix i, i'u»tii« S ' Rockets ink Simpson DENVER (AP)-Ralph Simpson, who averaged 29 points per game as a sophomore at Michigan State, has signed a long-term contract to play for the Denver Rockets of the American Basketball Association. 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