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Did DetroiVs Campbell Get Atvay With Larceny? k Chicago Daily News Service It is almost 20 years ago, when the Yankees and Giants were about to play the World Series, that a deal was made between the Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds. Neither Jim Gallagher, then with the Cubs, nor Gabe Paul, then the Reds boss, can remember all the players involved. But they agreed, over here, that the Cubs got a catcher named John Pramesa, who ran without his feet leaving the ground, and the Reds got Bob Borkowski, an outfielder, and Smokey Burgess. There would be no point to this recollection except for one thing. Paul was asked: “Why would you announce a deal on the eve of a World Series, when you could wait a week or two and get more publicity out of it?“ Paul, now vice president of the Indians, replied: “We did this on purpose ... we don’t want any ink on this kind of a trade.’’ The inference was plain: it wasn’t much of a transaction. But on the eve of this World Series, the Tigers shed Denny McLain, their gun-toting hurler, for two pitchers, a third baseman and a shortstop from W’ashington. For a day, at least, this almost took the play away from the Series and the best line written about the transaction read like this: “Jim Campbell (Detroit general manager) took the pistol away from McLain and pointed it at Bob Short, the Washington owner.’’ It is a virtually unanimous opinion, among baseball men, that the Tigers “shored up” the left side of their infield for the next five years with Aurelio Rodriguez at third and Eddie Brinkman at short and, at the_ same time, got rid of a definite pain in thè neck in McLain. People come up to Campbell and accuse him of outright larceny and he just smiles and says: “I hope it will work out to our advantage.” He has trouble keeping a straight ■face when he says that. On the other hand Short rebutts: “We need a gate attraction, an outstanding star and wc think we got him ...” And if McLain can win 20-25 games for the Senators, he will be just that. But as one major manager pointed out: “He may not be getting those six-seven-eight runs a game that he won with in Detroit.” There was another trade of note to come up during the Series. The Red Sox sent Tony Conigliaro, plus a battery, to California for three young players. This prompted a chat with Lefty Phillips, the Angels manager, who responded blandly: “They wanted some new talent and we needed a man who can pump the ball.” They got him, at least on 1970 paper, because Tony C. had 36 home runs and 116 runs batted last season. These are what are known as “compulsive” deals. It doesn’t mean, exactly, that they’re spur-of-the-moment swaps: just that the present is already past and the future has to be considered. That was also the case with the Cardinals sending Richie Allen to Los Angeles. He was persona non grata with the Redbirds and they got Ted Sizemore, Rookie of the Year in ’69, for a longer and maybe more rewarding period of time. If the Reds blow this World Series, their present lineup could be subject to change in ’71. There is talk of Lee May being on the block. Manager Sparky Anderson already has been approached with offers for pitchers Jim McGlothlin and Jim Merritt and they will be available. The Reds are going to throw a whole new, young mound staff at the opposition next season. The White Sox and Cubs are also on the move. Both have talked with Buzzy Bavasi, the boss of the San Diego Padres. “We’ve had six teams interested in some of our young players,” said Bavasi, “and they will be available at the right terms. We’ve got enough youth now that we can afford to spice it with older players who can keep us alive.” The Sox have received bids for Tom McCraw, Duane Josephnson and Carlos May. The Cubs have, so far, negated two offers for Joe Pepitone “because he’s still the best centerfielder and first baseman we have.” But if the price is right, he’ll go . . . and look for it soon. ‘No. 2’ Tries Harder NU-MC Battle Savage Nebraska opened its football preparations for Kansas Monday with an hour-long workout and a look at Jayhawk game films. Although a few players were slowed with bumps and bruises inc-urred in Saturday’s hard­ hitting Missouri game, all of the Cornhusker starters took part in the workout. In Columbia. Mo., Dan Devine reflected on the 21-7 loss to Nebraska while looking ahead to the Tigers’ test with Notre Dame ttris week. “We’re playing a team which may be the best in the United States,” he said of the Irish. “But maybe we played the best In the United States la*st week at Nebraska.” Devine termed the Nebraska battle as a “savage game.” It was a positive, not negative, reaction. “I’ve talked U» some people knowledgeable in fooiball who think it’s the best football game they’ve «een. Nebraska was an opportunist. When they found your guard down they delivered the punch,” he said of the fourth quarter Cornhusker surge which broke a 7-7 deadlock. .Nebraska coach Bob Devaney observed that the Cornhuiiker rushing game was good as the .Missouri game progressed. “Our first scoring drive was one of the finest offensive drives we’ve had all year, but I was afraid the tide of the game had changed in the second quarter wher we weren’t able to move the ball,” he .said. “Our I-backs (Jeff Kinney and Joe 0 r d u n a ) complemented each ottwt” he observed. “Last week we got Jeff and Joe together before that game and flipped a coin to determine the starter. It really doesn’t make any difference who starts. We’ll use both of them a lot,” he said. With the passing game not going so well, the 1-backs shouldered the load against .Missouri. They combined for 184 yards in 46 carries, 137 of that coming in the second half. Wednesday POST TIME J:30 P.M. First r»ct, purst $»00,4-yt«r-old» and up, claiming $ 1 , 200 ,«furlongs. Bird-Lady Ru’^ie J. Wise Gun Secret Sheik Alibhai Joe To Plan's Baby Navanette Dixie Jet Mumotion Money Stone Also'^lmemar, Tee N Gee, King Velvet, Disarco. Second race, purse $»00. 3 and 4-year- olds, Nebraska bred, maiden, 6 furlongs. Uzy's Rose Atoll Of Coral Mary Fisherman Ponnero Monkey Run Also: Trace Wind. Count Chance Legal Lark Monica E. Bunnys Hy Count Jim hird race, purse $»00, 2 -year-old$, iden allowance, « furlongs. ■ Fisherman Ronda's Starflght y Maid Miss Towley ick Ace Poll Crooket Duke icv Zetia Crafty Nearco I Cri Easy Effort llso: Our Big Man, Tail Bools, Miss rolyn' B., Pair Me. Fourth race, purse $»00, 4 -year-olds and , claiming $1,600, SVj furlongs. m Bel /eet Ending owiee )val Envy Also: Ware'-, Rator Marble Prohibition Jet Tour Amber Sullaness Charger, Royal Blue, Old Pros Starr, Wood Bring Green Bay Back Statistics Packers Chargers Firjt Downs 19 14 Rushing Yardage 200 217 Passing Yardage 141 40 Return Yardage 68 63 Passes 18-24-1 7-23-4 Punts 3-46 3-47 Fumbles Lost 1 1 Yards Penalized 98 37 UPI TELEPHOTO Green Bay wide receiver Carroll Dale (84) catches this 14-yard pass from quarterback Bart Starr despite effort by San Diego defensive back Bobby Howard (24). Jay hawks Shorten Monday Workout By Associated Press The Kansas workout Monday was shortened to one and one-half hours to give players a chance to recover from bruises suffered in last Saturday’s game against Kansas State. Coach Pepper Rodgers said defensive back Mike Geraghty will probably be kept out of the Nebraska game because of a strained knee suffered against Kansas State. Jim Bowers, Jayhawk sophomore defensive back who suffered a knee injury in pre-season practice, reinjured the knee Monday and will be out the remainder of the season. Nebraska coach Bob Devaney says “Kansas will be as ready to play against us as again.st any team on their schedule.” He said the Cornhuskers “could be facing the toughest job we’ve had all year.” Oklahoma, preparing for its game at Colorado, got a brief scouting report on the Buffs which indicated they are quick on offense and strong and big on defense. Coach Chuck Fairbanks told reporters he for Oklahoma’s 41-9 loss to Texas. “Texas has team than we have,” he said. Ci’iiwiUir iNfrds Hack San Diego (/P) — Green Bay’s Packers still must go with the old pros in their bid for resurgence into National Fooit- ball League prominence. As they won their third straight at the expense of a plucky but winless San Diego Charger club Monday night, 2220, the Packers could thank 33- year-old Willie Wood and 36- year-oW Bart Starr. “The way I feel now, I could play another 20 years,” declared Wood after intercepting a pass from young Marty Domres at the Chargers’ 24 and running it back to the 13. That defensive gem set up a 14-yard field goal by Dale Livingston, his third three-pointer of the night, and the one that provided the victory. After a 6-6 first half that saw four field goal's, the Packers surged back in the third quarter, scoring on Starr passes of four yards to Jack Clancy and two yards to John Hilton. With a 19-6 lead, coach Phil Bengstofi took Starr out, explaining later, “His shoulder was bothering him.” Don Horn took over at quarterback only to run into quick trouble. Pete Barnes intercepted his pass at the Charger 22 and returned to the 36. With Domres, the second year pro from Columbia, taking over at quarterback from starter John HadI, t h e Chargers charged. Domres shot a short, swing pass to rookie Dave Smith on a play gaining 42 to the Packer 22. Jeft Queen lost two and then Domres pitched out to tight end Willie Frazier on a reverse. Frazier raced for the touchdown. Virtually the same play had set up an earlier field goal. “We knew from the films that they had that tight end reverse, but it didn’t look like we had ever seen it,” Bengston commented. Two minutes and 15 seconds LINCOLN, NEBRASKA TUES., OCT. 13, 1970-P.M. PAGE 13 later, Queen scored from the one following a Horn fumble at the 10. About that time Bengston was asking Sta-rr if he could throw. “When he said he could, I put him back in,” explained the coach. Controversy had centered on the Charger quarterback situation before the game. With Hadl in general manager Sid Gillman’s doghouse, it wasn’t decided until late whether he or Domres would start. John worked three quairters and later commented on reports he might be peddled to another NFL club. “I don’t know if this trade talk had any effect on the team. It’s not as easy to concentrate with this hanging over your head.” Livingston’s other field goals were from 16 and 27 yards in the first half that ended 6-6 as Mike Mercer was accurate from 16 and 29. What provided the Chargers their short-lived one-point advantage was a Livingston point- after-touchdown try blocked by Tom Williams. Defensive end Lionel Aldridge added to Hadl’s woes. He sacked the quarterback four of the six times he was thrown behind the line. And Aldridge said, “Our tackling wasn’t good. I think we had a letdown from last week’s game,” a 13-10 vict<^ over Minnesota. “My statistics look pretty good, but that’s because the rest of the line was forcing the quarterback my way,” Aldridge said. Green Bay ....................... 3 3 13 3—22 San Diego .......................0 6 0 14—20 GB—FG Livingslon 16 GB—FG Livingston 27 SD-FG Mercer 16 ' SD—FG Mercer 39 GB—Clancy 4 pass from Starr (Kick blocked) . , , GB—Hilton 2 pass from Starr (Livingston kick) , , SD~Frazler 24 run (Mercer kick) SD—Queen 1 run (Mercer kick) GB—FG Livingston 14 A-S3,064 Buckeyes’ Hayes Fearing Gophers Columhus, Ohio (A’) — Ohio State’s football Buckeyes, the nation’s No. 1 ranked team, can expect a “typical, good Big Ten football team” when it faces Minnesota at Ohio Stadium Saturday. OSU coach Woody Hayes Monday was lavish with his praise of the Gophers, now 2-2 for the season, and was especially impressed with their size. “Rugged and big,” was the way Hayes describí them at a noon news conference “especially that defend squad.” That defensive squad Hayes referred to weighs in at a tidy 2,304 pounds, almost half of it along the front line. had no excuses a better football ^qypscy. Perfect Scholar. h race, purse $»00, 4 year-old$ and up, ¡ng $ 1 , 500 ,$!,200, 6Vi furlongs, ir's Dream Seven Pilots Spade Whistling Boy V Beam Bar Bird r Dutch Colonel A Ok r LiD Mr. Morn o: Miss Continental; Rip Errard; e Sudden; Jeanada. >h race, purse $900, 3 -year-olds, ing $2,500, 6>/j furlongs. uva4>bles Miss May J. Windsor Miss ^ Pajone's Pagan ;<5 Foxy Virgie Boy Bov Charla's Girl o: come On Kid; Can't Take It; Terrf Iva Card. rMrth race, Purse $1,200, 3-year-olds iirffi'ng $6,500-$6,000, 5i/i fur- ' Man Mis Amoon Little America G.l. Native I race, purse $»00, 4 -year-old$ and tiling $T,500-$1,200, 1 mile and 70 jer 0-Flanigan rcher County Fleet n Dakota Jim Lady Beth Suoar Morgan Road Honest Hub; Orien Butch; Shopper ucky Skip. Coach Eddie Crowder is looking for a new right defensive corncrback at Colorado. Starter Brian Foster suffered a broken arm in last Saturday’s Iowa State game and will be out the remainder of the season. Sophomore Cullen Bryant or junior Glen Bailey is expected to replace Foster. Flanker Sonny Yarnell is not expected to be ready to to play for Kansas State Saturday against Iowa State. He has been playing with a bad back all season and reinjured it last Saturday against Kansas. Luci Williams and John Goerger will alternate at No. 1 flanker this week with John Duckers, a split end and punter, seeing spot duty at flanker. Missouri’s coach Dan Devine, plagued by injuries to his team, says he has never experienced a year like this. “I just can’t explain it,” he said Monday as he put his squad through a two-hour drill in pads to prepare for Saturday’s game against Notre Dame. Devine says he has lost the whole right side of his offensive line, his top three linebackers and two all-America candidates, Joe Moore and Rocky Wallace. Oklahoma State has an open date this weekend following its 34-20 victory over Texas Christian. The Cowboys lost offensive left guard Steve Gammon for the remainder of the season with a knee injury. Bai»eball The Chicago Cubs traded minor league shortstop Roger Metzger to Houston for in- ficlider Hector Torres. Atlanta has put International League home run champion (37 with 116 RBI) Hal Breeden on its roster. Pitchers Steve Barber and Julio Navarro were optioned to Richmond in the IL. Former umtpires A1 Salerno and Bill ’Valentine have asked the Supreme Court for a hearing on their firing over an attempt to organize a union. Joe Schultz, who coached at Kansas City this year, has taken a similar position at Detroit. Football A Richmond, Va., newspaper reports that Virginia Tech grid coach Jerry Claiborne will be >fired after this season. Oakland Raidei* defensive back Willie Brown will undergo shoulder surgery. Other Sports A Lawrence, Kan., “Liberation Front” threatens to disrupt a Jayhawk athletic event this year if the school doesn’t reinstate trackman Sam Goldberg, a decathlon specialist. Seven national collegiate sports organizations, including the NCAA, have organized a fund program to help bolster the faltering Wichita State University athletic program. Veteran Boston Celtics eager Tom Sanders has had knee surgery. Trojans Fall Far Nebraska Advances On Two Wire Lists Compiled From News Wires Nebraska again made advances on both major college wire service football polls released Tuesday. The Huskers moved up to No. 4 on the United Press International chart and climbed to No. 5 on the Associated Press list after a 21-7 victory Saturday over Missouri. Bob Devaney’s charges drew one first place ballot and 225 points from the UPI board of coaches. Nebraska is behind Ohio State, Texas and Notre Danic. AP s p 0 r t s w r i t e r .s and sportscasters gave the Corn­ huskers 473 points and one first place ballot to rank behind Ohio State, Texas, Notre Dame and Mississippi. The one team making the biggest drop from the elite group was Southern Cal, a 24-14 upset victim of Stanford. The Trojans fell from No, 4 to No. 12 on the UPI poll and from fourth to 11th on AP. Texas and Notre I>ame began to close in on Ohio State on both the AP and UPI charts. The top-ranked Buckeyes, who led a week ago by 103 points, received 20 first place votes and 731 points from the AP panel of 40 sportswriters and broadcasters following a 29-0 victory over Michigan State. But Texas pulled down 13 first place votes and 712 points in the wake of a 41-9 rout of Oklahoma and Notre Dame received four No. 1 votes — its first of the season — after battering Army, 51-10. The 41 and 51 points were the most ever scored by Texas and Notre Dame in the respective series. Meanwhile, UPl’s voting coaches gave Ohio Slate 18 first place ballots among 35 cast for 326 points. Texas got 13 first place votes and 2% points, while Notre Dame was the top choice oi three for 286 points. Other Big Eight teams mentioned included Colorado, 13th on both lists and Missouri 18th on AP. AP 1. Ohio State (20) 2. Texas (13) .. . 3. Notre Dame (4) 4. Mississippi (1) 5. Nebraska (1) .. 6. Michigan (T) .. 7. Air Force 8. Auburn ............ 9. Stanford .......... 10. Arkansas ......... 3-0 4-0 4-0 4-0 4-0-1 4-0 5-0 4-6 4-1 4-1 731 712 U6 492 473 383 334 329 328 218 Second Ten: 11. Southern California (194); 12. Arizona State (122); 13. Colorado (112); 14. Tennessee (90); 15. Louisiana State (S3); 16, Georgia Tech (19); 17. Texas Tech (17); 18. Missouri (15); 19. (fie) Houston and UCLA (14). UPI 1. Ohio State (18) (3-0) ........................326 2. Texas (13) (4-0) ...............................298 3. Notre Dame (3) (4-0) ......................286 4. Nebraska (1) (4-0-1) ........................225 5. Mississippi (4-0) ...............................193 6. Air Force (S-0) .................................131 7. Michigan (4-0) ..................................H8 8. Auburn (4-0) ................................ 117 9. Stanford (4-1) .................... 97 10. Arkansas (4-1) ....................................42 Second Ten: 11. Arizona State (31); 12. Southern California (25); 13. Colorado (10); 14. South Carolina (3); 15. (tic) Georgia Tech, Houston, Tennessee and UCLA (2); 19. (tie) San Diego State and West Virginia (1). That same line held India'na scoreless in a 23-0 Gopher victory last week, and allowed only one touchdo-wn to Ohio University two weeks before. Minnesota won 49-7. Minnesota’s two losses came at the hands of Big Eight teams. Highly-touted Missouri topped the Gophers 34-12 a^id Nebraska won 35-10. “Don’t let that Missouri score fool you,” Hayes said. “They greatly outplayed Missouri in the first half.” “There strong suit is defense with eiglit starters back from one year ago,” said chief scout Esco Sarkkinen, who also praised junior quarterback Craig Curry, the 6-1, 190- pounder from Miami, Fla. “He is the outstanding option kind of quarterback,” Sark­ kinen said. “He is better than any we have met so far this season.” But Ohio Stale is reasonably healthy after its 29-0 victory over stubborn Michigan State last week in East Lansing. The Buckeye defense is nothing to sne»a>r at either. It has given up only ‘23 points in three games this year, and again last Saturday it was the defense that kept a sputtering offense alive, according to Hayes. When asked about the sputter, particularly in the passing game, Hayes said quarterback Rex Kern and Ron Maciejowski were in a “slump.” Hayes said Kern had passed well all week before the Michigan State game, but “sort of handed the ball around” Saturday. Kern, a Heisman Trophy candidate at the beginning of the year, has attempted 21 passes in three games, and completed only six. “But don’t you worry,” Hayes said. “We’ll burn someone with our passing before the year is over.” With a sagging passing attack, Ohio State running backs John Brockington and Leo Hayden have taken up the slack. The two rushed for a total of 217 yards against the Spartans and accounted for two-thirds of the team’s total offense. Hayes assured his audience that the homecoming game with Minnesota is not being taken lightly. He recalled last year’s 34-7 win over the Gophers at Minneapolis, a game he said was as bruising as the Buckeyes played all year. “We will not be unprepared for them,” he said. Chicago Daily News Service They’re starting to call him “Elrod Bench, the black and blue machine.” And in truth, Baltimore catcher Elrod Hendricks so far has taken the play away from his more fabled contemporary, catcher Johnny Bench of Cincinnati, in the 1970 World Series. Bench has driven home a run in each of the first two games. But Hendricks homered to tie the opener, which the Orioles won, 4-3, and his two-run double Sunday gave Baltimore a 6-5 win. Ellie also was involved in the infamous “U2” incident (that stands for unassisted putout, catcher, if you’re scoring at home) Saturday when he tagged out Bernie Carbo at home plate. “I’ve got no illusions ... I’m still the second-best catcher in this Series,” Hendricks said Monday as the Orioles worked out to prepare themselves for game No. 3. “Bench is as strong as a brick outhouse. He can do everything. There won’t be another one like him to come along for some time. In fact, I spend most of the time during the game just watching him catch. “But the pressure is on him. He’s expected to produce. I’m not the key man qn our team. Anything I do is a bonus.” The background role doesn’t bother Hendricks. “Look,” he said, “I’ve been No. 2 all my life . . . sometimes even No. 3.” There was no malice as he said it. The big 29-year-old Virgin Islander once thought the closest he’d ever come to the World Series would be the Mexican League. Hendricks caught at McCook (Neb.) and Wellsvilic (Pa.) in his first two years of baseball, sat out 1961, played two years for Winnepeg in the Northern League, then found a home with the Jalisco Charros of the AAA Mexican circuit. “I played for Jalisco four years and after the 1967 season, the Orioles told me they were going to buy my contract,” he said. “I’d heard that story . . . that I was going to the majors . . . three or four times before. So 1 didn’t believe it then.” What brought him to the Orioles attention was that Ellie hit a record 41 homers for Jalisco in 1967. “I owe that to (Minnie) Minoso, really,” he laughed. “I’m basically a fastball hitter and the pitchers were tryin-g to curve me then. But Minnie was hitting right behind me and he was tearing up the league that year. So I knew that if the pitchers ever got behind against me. I’d get my fastball to hit because they didn’t want 'to walk me in front of him.” The biggest shock about the majors to Ellie, though, was that he saw fewer fastball’s than he expected. “I figured when I got here that 1 see practically nothing but some,” he said. “I figured in the big time, the pitchers would go with their live fastballs and dare you to hit it. But all I got was inshoots, outshoots up, down, whee ...” He laughed as he described his troubles, this gentle, good- natured man. His white teeth flashed and his mouth opened wide enough to swallow a w'hole orange. But he wasn’t laughing on Sept. 9, when he broke a finger on his right hand and thought he would miss the World Series. “I was really worried about throwing in Minnesota during the playoffs,” he said. “I hadn’t cut loose for nearly a month and my arm was stiff, just like in spring training, and my finger still wasn’t right.” The key Series hits he’s made have eased the pain however and he’s even allowed himself a few cautious thoughts about the sports car that goes to the most valuable player in the fall “But the car . . . well, It’s just like the major league cou- tract,” he lauglied. “I’ll believe it when I sec it.” And No. 2 was trying harder to see it Tuesday. Tuesday Cornhusker Highlights — 6:30 p.m. (12). College Football — Colorado- lowa State fihns. 11:25 p.m. (7). "Wednesday World Series — Cincinnati Baltimore, Noon (3). at Flag Football ResultsMonday’s Lincoln Seals 37, Indian VUlag# bershop 28; West 'O’ Allstars 12, Farm Ins America 0; No. 2 6; Standard 26, EMDC 18, Burmood 12. Bar- Stata Mid-

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