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Wednesday, August 4, 1976 Washington C. H. (O.) Record-Herald - Page 14 But not in grid gear Early-model Reds Hurler Bengal center ) st<J||s Frisco batters. 9-0 can really fly WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Isaac Curtis, so the sports lingo goes, can really fly. But center Bob Johnson, in any language, can REALLY fly. In addition to being one of just two original Bengals still with the club, Johnson claims the distinction of being the team’s only licensed pilot "It operates for less than some cars," he said of the four seat Cessna he co-owns “For one thing, you can fly straighter (than driving), so it’s about three times as fast and a little cheaper than a full-sized car.” The nine-year veteran from Tennessee, who is a business representative in the off-season, said he learned to fly partly for business and partly for pleasure. "It doesn't take that much skill to fly an airplane,” Johnson said. "It’s about the same as driving a car. But the thing my instructor told me is ‘you have to understand, this thing can kill you.’ “But if you follow the book, it’s great. If you trust nothing but your instincts, then you’re done.” Johnson received his license last year, but is only allowed to BOB JOHNSON to become "instrumentrated,” allowing him to fly with limited visibility. In addition to business trips, he said, “Being in football, we’ve made friends all over the country. Usually, you never see SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - This week's model of Jack Billingham doesn’t run out of gas after four innings "But I wasn't taking any chances this time. I had Manuel Sarmiento throwing in the bullpen in the fifth,” Cincinnati Manager Sparky Anderson said Tuesday night after Billingham’s three-hit pitching and 16 Reds’ hits buried the San Francisco Giants 9-0. Seven days earlier at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Stadium, Billingham had a perfect game going through four innings but wound up the loser in a 7-0 setback to the Giants. "You don’t forget a game like that,” the veteran righthander said Tuesday night. "In the fifth inning, I said to Joe Morgan that at this time a week ago I was taking a shower and behind 6-0.” National League batting leader Ken Griffey, Joe Morgan and Dave Concepcion had three hits apiece as the defending world champions of baseball stretched their winning streak to seven games. The Reds are 17-5 since the All- Star break “and playing the way we’re supposed to play,” according to Anderson. Concepcion, who took Monday night off because of a sore right hand, batted in three runs including two in a three- run, fifth inning rally. His third hit opened a four-run rally in the eighth. Billingham, 8-8, pitched no-hit ball for 4 2-3 innings, then gave up singles to Ken Reitz and Chris Speier, getting Anderson nervous. But he pitched out Bill Buckner drove home Dave Lopes in the fourth and seventh innings for the offensive power as Los Angeles beat Houston for the eighth time in a row and 14th time in 15 games over two seasons. Cubs 4-5. Phillies 0-8 A grand-slam homer by Garry Maddox powered Philadelphia past Chicago in the nightcap after the Cubs backed Rick Reuschel’s nine-hitter with home runs by rookie Wayne Tyrone and Jerry Morales in the opener. Braves 7, Padres 3 Atlanta’s Clarence Gaston, who had started only two games previously this season, hit two home runs and drove in five in support of Andy Messersmith. "Sometimes I get a little upset about not playing," said Gaston. "When I do, I take extra batting practice and take it out on the ball." Tuesday night, he took his frustation out on San Diego. Mets 9, Expos 8 Ed Kranepool’s 100th career home run, a two-run shot in the eighth inning, lifted the New York over Montreal. The Expos had scored six runs in the seventh and eighth innings to take an 8-7 lead in the wild contest. Blrdman of Detroit loses, 4-3 Yankees upstage Fidrych Krammes wins in city tennis meet them. That’s another reason I fly in clear skies. His next goal is think this is going to be neat ’ | ™ the 8ituaUon and allowed only one infield hit tllC TCSt Of tllC WSy . It was Billingham’s second shutout and his earned run average, 5.22 before the game, needed it. "He’s had some real bad games. But Jack's got good stuff. He’ll be okay,” said Anderson. “My breaking stuff was working. That’s the secret,” said the pitcher. "He didn’t hang any pitches this time,” said Giants first baseman Darrell Evans. "That 5-0 lead had to help him, too.” The first five runs were off Mike Caldwell, 0-7, given his first starting assignment since May 30 because Ed Halicki needed to rest a sore arm muscle. Four runs in the last 38 innings, four losses in the last five games for the Pittsburgh Pirates. It seems there are termites in the Lumber Yard. That’s what people were calling the Pirates earlier in the season, when the power-laden lineup was hitting baseballs out of sight and first place wasn’t 13 games away. But in the last eight games, three of which have gone extra innings, just 17 Pittsburgh runs have crossed in 83 innings. Tuesday night, Don Kessinger of St. Louis drove in more runs than the Pirates could manage in their doubleheader, though Pittsburgh managed to beat the Cardinals 2-1 in the opener before dropping the nightcap 4-2. In the other NL games, Los Angeles nipped Houston 2-0; Cincinnati blanked San Francisco 9-0; Chicago beat Philadelphia 4-0 before the Phillies took the nightcap 8-5; Atlanta topped San Diego 7-3 and New York edged Montreal 9-8. Pittsburgh’s opening-game triumph went to Jim Rooker, who pitched a six- hitter and drove in a seventh-inning run with a sacrifice fly. Kessinger, who plated the St. Louis run with an eighth-inning double in the opener, drove in all four in the nightcap. Dodgers 2, Astros 0 The Dodgers’ Burt Hooton surrendered two first-inning singles — to Greg Gross and Cesar Cedeno — but didn’t permit a hit the rest of the way in recording only his second victory in eight decisions. Both were shutouts. By KEN RAPPOPORT AP Sports Writer Mark Fidrych is usually the main attraction when he pitches, but the New York Yankees won’t be upstaged by the Birdman of Detroit. The Yankees showed Tuesday night that they also have a flair for showmanship, sprinkling beans on the mound while the reknown "Bird” was performing. While the Yankees fed Fidrych "bird seed”, Fidrych was feeding the Yankees fastballs. Both Roy White and Oscar Gamble hit them out of the park, helping New York to a dramatic 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers and their flashy rookie. "I would have loved to beat the Yankees,” said Fidrych. "The crowd didn’t come out to see me. They came out to see the Yankees beat me.” Whatever the crowd of 44,909 came out for at Yankee Stadium, they weren’t disappointed. They not only got to see their Yankees win, but they also saw Fidrych’s showy routine of talking to baseballs, bouncing around the field like a berserk billiard ball and, yes, even eating beans off the mound. In the other American League games, Kansas City stopped Minnesota 7-1; Cleveland blanked Boston 1-0 in 10 innings; Milwaukee outscored Baltimore 4-2; Oakland whipped the Chicago White Sox 7-3 and California turned back Texas 4-0. Fidrych, who also gave up a two-run homer to White in the third, suffered only his fourth loss against 11 victories and it marked the first time the flamboyant rookie was defeated when Detroit had scored a run. Royals 7, Twins I Sore-legged Hal McRae hobbled around the basepaths with a double and a home run and Buck Martinez added a two-run double to spark Kansas City over Minnesota and snap the Twins’ eight-game winning streak. The victory raised Kansas City’s lead in the American League West to 9Vfc games over the Twins, who had surged into second place the past week. Indians 1, Red Sox 0 Dennis Eckersley pitched a three- hitter and Tommy Smith drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning as Cleveland ended Boston’s four-game winning streak. t Brewers 4, Orioles 2 George Scott drove in two runs on a pair of base hits, leading Milwaukee over Baltimore. The Brewers sewed up the game with a two-run fifth inning that gave them a 3-2 lead. A leadoff double by Von Joshua, a single by Jack Heidemann and a fielder’s choice by Robin Yount scored the tying run. The winning run then came home on Scott’s single. A’s 7. White Sox 3 Joe Rudi smashed two doubles and a single and drove in two runs to lead Oakland over Chicago. Dick Bosman, 40, scattered five hits over five innings and picked up his eighth career victory over the White Sox with relief help from Paul Lindblad and Rollie Fingers, who was credited with his 15th save. Angels 4, Rangers 0 Paul Hartzell pitched a fourhitter against floundering Texas and journeyman Tommy Davis knocked in two runs as California beat the Rangers. Texas has now lost 21 of its last 26 games to drop from second place. A late afternoon match between Rita Krammes and Mary Jo Brewer highlighted Tuesday’s Washington C.H. City Tennis Tournament at the senior high school courts. Krammes, a coach at Miami Trace High School, won the match in three sets and advanced to the semifinals of women’s singles competition. Brewer, a winner in three sets over Betty Shaffer in first-round play, won the first set 6-1 before Krammes, who received a bye in the first-round, rallied for set wins of 6-4, 7-5. Krammes will now play the winner of the Tippy Sheppard-Nancy Roark match on Saturday for the right to advance into Sunday’s finals. Krammes also teamed with Steve Yambor in the mixed-doubles competition Tuesday to defeat Jerry and Tippy Sheppard. All four semi-finals berths in the mixed-doubles play are filled. Yambor-Krammes will play the team of Phil Snow-Sally Robinson on Thursday while Sam and Karen Lewis will meet Doug Dye and Latricia Robinson. Dye-Robinson were straight set winners over Stuart Foster and Jennifer Burnett Tuesday. One quarter-finals match in the men's championship flight singles competition will be played Wednesday. Defending city champion Maurice Pfeifer will play Albert Donahue at 4:30 p.m. The winner will play the survivor of the Paul Beaver-Fred Zechman match to secure a finals spot. In the lower bracket, Steve Yambor will meet Phil Snow on Friday. The winner will play Lewis Elliott on Saturday for the other finals spot. The four semi-final spots in the boys 14-year-old singles bracket were filled Tuesday. Doug Mace beat Scott Geyer (6-0,6-0) and will meet John Lehman, a winner in three sets over Robbie Smith, on Thursday. In the lower bracket, Steve Mace beat Andy Merriman (6-0, 6-1) and will play Ricky Lewis, a three set winner over Todd Dove. In boys doubles competition, Paul and Bret Beaver beat Stuart Foster and Jeff Estep (6-4, 6-2) while Doug and Steve Mace beat Robbie Smith and Scott Brown in straight sets. Warfield happy with Cleveland OSU payoff claims madeby EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cash, the promise of Rose Bowl trips and a coach’s car for a weekend were inducements used by the Ohio State coaching staff to recruit players, says a copyrighted story in today’s Michigan State University student newspaper. The State News said one source, who is now a player at another Big Ten school, said he received cash from Woody Hayes, the OSU head coach, during a recruiting visit to Columbus in January 1974. "Coach Rudy Hubbard set up a dinner with Woody for me," the source told the State News. "He told me that I should come to Ohio State because I would be able to go to the Rose Bowl and that my family and friends would also be able to go for free. “Woody then looked up at me and stretched back in his chair, reached in his trousers and gave me a $50 bill and said, ‘Have a good time, son,'” the State News reported. 'source' The newspaper said Hayes was not available for comment Tuesday night on the charges, which if true would be rule violations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Big Ten. OSU Athletic Director Ed Weaver, in French Lick, Ind., to attend a Big Ten meeting, told the newspaper he had “no comment” on the charges. The source said Buckeye fullback Pete Johnson was assigned to be his guide for the weekend in Columbus, and that he met with Johnson and Hubbard after the dinner with Hayes. "Coach Hubbard gave Johnson some money and the keys to his green Chevrolet...he told him to show me around. "Saturday night, Coach Hubbard gave Johnson his new red 1974 Gremlin for us to use,” the source told the State News. “Both nights, we made several stops at bars including one which had a cover charge of $3 per person. And I never picked up the tab on any of them,” the source told the State News. Sports briefs Griffin( Williams start for Bengals WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Fine reserve performances by Archie Griffin and Ed Williams in last week’s Cincinnati Bengals victory over Green Bay have earned the pair spots in the starting backfield for this week’s contest against Buffalo. Griffin gained 49 yards in his first pro game and Williams netted 30 to lead the Cincinnati rushers in the 23-17 victory highlighted by a second-half comeback. The Bengal coaches Tuesday also said first-time starters this weekend would include Billy Brooks at wide receiver, Ken Johnson at left defensive end, Bob Brown at left defensive tackle, Dave Green punting and Chris Bahr place-kicking. The Bengals host the Bills Saturday night at Riverfront Stadium. Rich Hinton sent back to Indianapolis CINCINNATI (AP) — Pitcher Rich Hinton, acquired in a trade last winter which sent Clay Carroll to the Chicago White Sox, has been assigned by the Cincinnati Reds to their Indianapolis farm team. Hinton, 1-2 with an earned run average of 7.50 in 11 games, was placed on waivers Friday but was not picked up by any other major league club. He was replaced on the Reds’ roster with Manny Sarmiento. Army sergeant leads shooting CAMP PERRY, Ohio (AP) — Army sharpshooter Sgt.l.C. Hershel Anderson of Tracy City, Tenn., leads the pack by a thin margin after the first day of shooting in the national pistol matches at Camp Perry. Anderson’s 889 in Tuesday’s .22-caliber match tied Howard Bowlin. Jeff youth league champs crowned JEFFERSONVILLE — The Jeffersonville Biddy Baseball League title was won by Jeff Royal Blue with an 11-3 record. The Royal Blue team was coached by Jeff Spears, Harvey Bryant and Mark Spears. Squad members were Mark Kingery, Rodney Holterman, Kelly Gilbert, Tim Gilbert, Tom Hoppes, Steve Hanes, Glenn Conn, Tracy Tyree, Jeff Hughes, John Hoppes, Jeff Hoppes and Bill Cowdin. The Colonial Sawdusters, coached by Dan Snyder and Marty Long, finished second with a 9-4 record. The Jeff Fire Department placed third and was coached by Randy Hammond and Steve Huffman. Fayette County Bank, coached by James Smith Sr. and James Smith Jr., finished fourth; Al’s Shell coached by Sid Woodrow and Thomas Lumber coached by John Grooms tied for fifth. Youth Results MONDAY Elks 10, Eagles 0 Wendy’s 14, V.F.W. 5 Washington Merchants Industrials 10 20, KENT, Ohio - When Cleveland Browns’ owner Art Model! persuaded Paul Warfield to rejoin the Browns because he felt that the ex-Browns’ and Miami Dolphins’ ace would be an asset as a receiver, he also believed that it would not be a bad move in the area of public relations. This becomes more apparent each day as No. 42 heads for the dressing room after practice. He is the player the autograph seekers follow, the one Brown the small fry equipped with cameras try to photograph. Warfield displays the same patience toward these people that he has shown over the years while shaking loose from enemy defensive backs. He moves slowly up the hill putting his name in autograph books and on scraps of paper. There is no question but that the reacquisition of the premier pass receiver in the National Football League is one of the prime reasons for optimism in the Browns’ camp here at Kent State University. A receiving combination of Warfield on the left side, Reggie Rucker on the right side plus rookie tight end Oscar Roan gives the Browns a most dangerous group of pass catchers. Rucker was the team’s leading receiver last year with 60 catches, a total bettered only once in the club’s history. His total led the NFL’s wide receivers and was surpassed only by Chuck Foreman’s 73. Rookie Roan, in his initial season, caught 41 passes. Warfield makes no bones about the fact that he is delighted to be back with the club for which he sparkled from 1964 through 1969. He was traded to Miami in January of 1970 for the Dolphins’ first round draft pick which Cleveland used to get quarterback Mike Phipps. "My fondest memories in pro football are here with the Browns," Warfield states. "I know that I can help this team move back to the respectability that it once had. "The practice sessions here are tough but I understand their purpose. As Coach Forrest Gregg explained to us, it’s what football is all about. Stamina must be built up. Some day, I may have to do deep one more time in the fourth quarter when I am tired. The rugged grass drills at Kent should have me prepared. "Practice here is rugged but that was the case with the Dolphins also. And down in Miami it might be 90 degrees with high humidity when we took the field in the morning.” There have been a lot of changes since Warfield last played with the Browns in 1969. The training camp has been shifted from Hiram College to Kent State. There is a new head coach and staff and most of Warfield’s former teammates have left. “Walter Johnson is still her,” said Paul. "So are Don Cockroft, Milt Morin and John Garlington.” One of the new faces for Warfield is that of Phipps. They have worked out together on occasions. "We will get coordinated,” says Warfield “That will take a while since all quarterbacks are different. I don’t like to make comparisons, but Mike throws a ball with more velocity than did Frank Ryan or Bob Griese.” "Mike and I will have no trouble getting used to each other. I always liked the passing concepts of the Browns and they haven’t changed that much.” Originally chosen by Cleveland in the first round of the 1964 draft, Paul has compiled outstanding figures in his 12 years of pro football. In six years with Cleveland he had 215 catches for 4,346 yards and 44 touchdowns. His total NFL figures for 11 seasons are 371 catches for 7,701 yards and the remarkable average of 20.7 yards per reception. He has been a consistent Pro Bowl performer and has made the All- Pro selections many times. Possibly Warfield’s best year in the pros came in 1968 when he had 50 receptions for 1,067 yards and 12 touchdowns. During the past five off-seasons, Warfield has attended Kent State, where the Browns now practice, for his master's degree in communications. He is just shy of his requirements for the M.A. Last winter he did a sports segment on the NBC television outlet in Cleveland. Scioto Downs results COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Longshot Pacific Reef stormed from sixth place into the lead in the stretch and went on to a half-length victory in the featured race at Scioto Downs Tuesday night. 4.40 4 20 5.00 TUESDAY FIRST RACE SI, 100 PACE Countess Zomba (Ur*lttl) 13.00 6 60 Zip Silrook (Hiteman) 6.00 Dashaway Lady (Brumbaugh) TIME: 2:04 4 5 ALSO RACED: Scotch Lauder, Barrie Barrie Be. Wildwood Time, Melody Lucky, Tuesdays Sister, Pauli. SECOND RACE *1,100 PACE March Go (Ferguson) 32.60 10.00 5.00 Vais B F (Caraway) 4 00 3.20 Trl Chapel (Riley) 6.20 TIME: 2:04 1 5 ALSO RACED: Lone Mountain, Fargo Hill, Ring Leader, Ray Barrett, Streaking Stetfie, Hi Vesta. NIGHTLY DOUBLE: 6-3*200 SO THIRD RACE *1,100 TROT Egerton Miss (Riley) 5.00 3.00 2.60 Double Whammy (Foster) 2.00 2.40 Bev Coaltown (Clayton) 3.40 TIME: 2:06 3 5 ALSO RACED: Big Kitty, Thirteen Penn.es, Hennesey Abbe, Empire Pepper, Lucky Flash, Major Flashy Creed. QUINELLA: 1-4*0.40 FOURTH RACE *1,100 PACE Marcum Hanover (Caraway) 47.00 19.00 0.00 Addles Bret (Zeller) 14.60 6.20 Rustic Butler (Oyer) 4.00 TIME: 2:06 2 5 ALSO RACED: M C Star, W W Rocket, Captain J C, Mr Baron, Naughty Tar, Escort. FIFTH RACE *1,100 PACE Adios Can (Hecker) 7 60 4.20 3.40 Loose Key (Brumbaugh) 8 80 5.20 Gaelic Chief (Ferguson) 5.60 TIME: 2:07 4-5 ALSO RACED: Winston, Kan Tree, Wee Helen, Betsy Jo, Racthg Scot, Sulky Sam. QUINELLA: 2-4*33.60 SIXTH RACE *1,500 PACE DEAD HEAT FOR FIRST Julia Time (Sowash) 4.00 4.40 3.40 Fans Volo (Riley) 14.20 10 00 6.20 Noble Silrook (Zeller) 4.00 TIME. 2:05 3 5 ALSO RACED: Blue Ribbon King, Ample Sam, Headed For Home, Pappys Pride, Kalle Mission, Rusty Doon SEVENTH RACE *1,300 PACE Gay Irish (Miller) 5.80 3.60 2.80 Sir Melody (Wright) 4.80 3.80 T G Caleen (Rodgers) 4.00 TIME: 2:06 2 5 ALSO RACED: Pinball, Alonquin, Alice Jewell, My Scotch Witty, Bohemian Time, Im Nauty. PERFECTA: 4-5*42.30 EIGHTH RACE *1,600 PACE Pacific Reef (Hiteman) 41 00 14.00 8.00 Peoples Choice (LeVan) 15.40 5,60 Twinstoner (Ater) 6 00 TIME: 2:03 4 5 ALSO RACED: P B Hlelo, Expectant Father. Way Chuck, Hilltop Dot. Springtime Joy. NINTH RACE *1,300 PACE Lakewood Sharon (London) 7.60 4.40 4.00 Jubilee Jim (Roach) 9 80 4.20 Orthos Time (Miller) 3.80 TIME: 2:05 ALSO RACED: Muddy Hal. Spring Abbe. E E K, Magical Charm. Roxanna Byrd, Spring Tree. 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