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24 jlnîtrpnràrnl-3lmirnal, Saturday, March 22, 1969 Baltimore's Ugly Ducklings Now Cinderella Fellas By ASSOCIATED PRESS The Baltimore Bullets, the ugly ducklings of 1968. are the glamorous Cinderella team of 1969 in the National Basketball Association. The Bullets clinched the Eastern Division championship by whipping the Chicago Bulls 115103 last night. They thus became only the second team in NBA history to jump from last to first ui one season. Indianapolis did it in 1950. Paced by Earl Monroe's 41 points, the Bullets pulled away in the last five minutes with a string of 12 straight points that broke an 89-89 tie. Gene Shue, the happy Baltimore coach, gave full credit to Monroe. “The turning point in our success came last year when Monroe assumed the leadership of the team after we traded Don Ohl to the Hawks.” he said. “Everyone thought we would fold two months ago when Gus Johnson, our leading rebounder, was injured.” continued Shue as he was doused with champagne by his players in the dressing room at Chicago. “But we not only came back, we did even better than anyone expected. Monroe has been unbelieveable this year and his play has given this team the lift that it needed. As a team. I’ve never seen such a complete effort.” The New York Knicks, fighting to overtake Philadelphia for second place, crept within one game of the 76ers by routing the Phoenix Suns 139-194. Boston walloped Cincinnati 145-119, Detroit downed Seattle 110-104. San Francisco edged Milwaukee 103-100 and Los Angeles scared a 116-103 victory over Atlanta in other NBA games. Sam Jones’ 23 points paced the easy Boston victory over the Royals. Dave Gambee tallied 32 points in leading Detroit over Seattle. Dave Bing of Detroit got four assists to set a club record of 531 in one season. Shue held the old mark of 530, set in 1961, before he became the Baltimore coach. The Knicks exploded for an 80-point second half to rout the Suns behind a balanced attack led by Dave DeBusschere and Walt Frazier, both with 24. Jeff Mullins paced San Francisco over the Bucks with 26 points. The Lakers held an Elgin Baylor Night and the veteran 34 -year-old Laker captain responded with 21 points against Atlanta. / Walter Kennedy, commissioner of the NBA, and Baylor’s parents were among those who honored Baylor in a 40-minute ceremony before the game. The former Seattle University star, received numerous gifts, including a lifetime NBA pass and a car. Tribe Ace Seeks 20-Victory Mark By TED MEIER Associated Press Sports Writer Sam McDowell, the strikeout)he also led the A.L. in giving king of the American League,! bases on balls, 110 . has set his sights on becoming a 7^5 tendency to wildness got i 20-game winning pitcher for the McDowell in trouble on numer- j Cleveland Indians this season. ous occasions and turned what, McDowell, a 26-year-old left-; might have been a great season ! hander, rang up 283 strikeouts into just an ordinarv one. He: last year and. while he had a finished with a 15-14 record, tidy earned run average of 1.81, Hr- fl N <4# ' m t • ' \ A * t ' Vv V"' ,V;: ... ■ :>>' Æy =• > ' ; it tiw H Kt** W oti« fltg bit “I’m concentrating this year ——on keeping the ball down.” he THIS DAY IN SPORTS said after pitching five scoreless j innings as he and Jack Hamilton combined for a four-hit 3-0 shutout of California in an exhibition game yesterday. McDowell's concentration ap-1 parently is doing fine. He did not issue a pass in the five innings he worked against the Angels. while yielding three hits and striking out only one. MARCH Z 2 J 968 1«. Æ/ oh wav ID TAKING TWO STRAIGHT N.OA-À. CA&f TITUE* PCX. TUB SECOND TIME, tWZV 32-GAME WINNING 9TK6NC A* LBWALONDOR tEP A I Of 1 0 ¿9 ROUT IN THE 6 CMJ-RNAI*. Las Raceway Is Closed SIMS HOMERS Tony Horton’s sacrifice fly and a home run by Duke Sims gave Cleveland two runs in the sixth and gained Hamilton the victory. Hamilton was touched for just one hit in four innings. Los Angeles snapped the six- game winning streak of the New * York Yankees 9-0 in a night game and St. Louis had ended the five-game streak of the New York Mets 5-3. Wes Parker's two-run homer in the second gave the Dodgers all the runs they needed as Don Drysdale, Bob Darwin and Jim Brewer yielded only four singles to the Yankees. An error by third baseman Amos Otis led to VeoGs ^ee runs'm sev‘ enth as the Cardinals came from behind to down the Mets. Baltimore erupted for 11 runs in a big fifth inning and went on to rout Washington 11-2 in a night game. A ninth-inning homer bv rookie infielder Syd O'Brien gave Boston a 4-3 victo- LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — ry over the Chicago White Sox The Stardust Raceway, site of ancj j)etrojt ajso came up with a one of the six Can-Am auto n[nth-inning rally to defeat Phil- races, will close permanently, adpjphjti 4-2 a spokesman for the owners _____________________________ said yesterday. Nat Fields, raceway publicity director, said damage caused by recent rain makes the two- mile track west of Las Vegas uneconomical to repair. The Can-Am is the second major sporting event to leave Las Vegas in two months. The Tournament of Champions golf tournament was transferred Feb. 3 from the Stardust Country Club to Rancho La Costa, Calif. The Stardust Hotel was sold just before that by a group headed by Moe Dalitz, who has holdings in the Rancho La Costa course, to the Parvin-Dohrmann Co. of Los Angeles. SEVERAL EVENTS The track, which opened in 1965, hosted the Can-Am events in 1966-68, two United States road racing events in 1967 and 1968, the Stardust 150 in 1968, the Trans-Am in 1967, three drag racing open events and regular Saturday night drag meets. Fields said the racing events “couldn’t make it in Las Vegas.” He said the track needs 15.000 to 20.000 spectators to break even at a big event. Not enough hotel rooms in Las Vegas were allocated for the event, he said. Fields said Las Vegas’ proximity to Riverside (about 250 miles» and the Can-Am being the third one in the West each year were other drawbacks. Other Can-Am races are held in Riverside. Monterey, Bridgehampton, NY., Elkhart, Wis., and at Edmunton, Alta. Cover Up Shooting Is What It's Called • EAST LANSING. Mich. (AP) — “I wouldn’t say I got a poor shooting ball club.” said Michigan State basketball coach John Bennington. “But the other day the players had been firing away for some time before they realized the canvas covers hadn’t been removed from the baskets. Funny thing, but the coaches hadn’t noticed it either.” i SPORTS SHORTS Storybook Double At Albany Track COMBINED AP & UPI JUMPING JACKS AT SCOTTSDALE during an exhibition baseball game at Scottsdale, Ariz. The Athletics won the game yesterday, 15-8. (UPI telephoto) Chicago Cub Gary Ross jumps over Oakland's Ramon Webster, forcing him out at second base EXHIBITION BASEBALL By Associated Press Friday's Results Cincinnati 5. Pittsburgh 3 Houston 5, Montreal 2 St. Louis St New York, N, 3 Detroit 4, Philadelphia 2 Boston 4, Chicago, A, 3 Oakland 15, Chicago, N, 8 San Francisco 9, San Diego 4 Cleveland 'B' 10. Seattle e Minnesota 3, Kansas City 2 Los Angeles 9, New York, A, 0 Baltimore 11, Washington 2 Athletics Snap Losing Streak MESA.’ Ariz. (AP)—The Oakland Athletics, fresh from sr.ap- I ping a three-game losing streak, faced Cleveland today in a Cac- 1 tus League exhibition game. In a windy, 32-hit slugging match, the A's scored seven runs in the second inning yesterday and routed the Chicago Cubs 15-8. Oakland belted out pitcher ! George Bosworth. sending 12 batters to the plate in the hot inning. The winners blended eight hits with a walk, error and balk. Pitcher Chuck Dobson helped win his own game by bashing a double that ignited a string of seven straight hits, included in the carnage were two A s homers by Sal Bando and Reggie Jackson, the latter an inside-the-park blast. Oaks Bow Again In Final Minute OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Oaks try to break a 4- game losing streak tonight against Houston after bowing to Miami 124-122 in the final minute of their American Basketball Association game. Clendenon Deal Still In A Snarl NEW YORK (AP) - The controversy over Donn Clendenon involving the Montreal Expos and the Houston Astros hasn’t ended, even though Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn has stepped into the case. The fuss began in January after the Astros traded Rusty Staub to Montreal for Clendenon and Jesus Alou followed by Clendenon’s announcement that he was retiring from baseball to enter business in Atlanta. Kuhn ruled yesterday that Clendenon’s contract reverted to Montreal and ordered the Expos to place him on the voluntary retired list by March 31 unless they can persuade him to play again. Kuhn also upheld the Staub- Alou swap and told the clubs to reach an agreement on a replacement for Clendenon by | March 26. If they do not, Kuhn j said, he will hold a hearing; March 27 to determine a fair settlement. NO RIGHT Kuhn's statement brought a retort from Spec Richardson, j vice president and general manager of the Houston club, that in the Astros’ view the commissioner did not have any right to make a settlement even though the Expos and Astros are at an impasse. “We plan to go to court over this matter,” said Richardson at the Houston camp in Cocoa. Fla. He said Judge Roy Hofheinz, president of the Astros, would hold an important press conference today in Cocoa. PRO HOCKEY By Associated Press Sifford Blames PGA For Masters Barrier BOWLING TIPS By MARION LADEWIG JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Sifford puffed hot smoke from a black cigar and blamed the Professional Golfers Association for the fact that a Negro has never played in the Masters tournament. “They’re just scared of that man Clifford Roberts, who conceived and directs the famed April spectacle in Augusta, Ga.” the 45-year-old black professional said yesterday. “If they had spunk, they’d tell that man that the top 60 money- winners must play or they will hold their players out.” Sifford, who failed to make the cut after shooting 75-72—147 in the $100,000 Greater Jacksonville Open, has long waged a campaign to break the color barrier in the Masters. Roberts has consistently insisted that Sifford—or any other Negro—would be allowed to play if he met the qualifying standards. The Masters has certain qualifying procedures, but some players— such as foreigners—are invited carte blanche. “We have rules in other tournaments and we once made the Colonial accept the 60 top money-winners,” Sifford said. “I think the Masters should be j made to do the same.” Then the mustachioed Negro veteran shrugged his shoulders and sighed: AFFECTS GAME , “I don’t give a darn about the I Masters,” he said, “but it’s beginning to bug me. People are always saying things about my not playing there when I ought to. It's affecting my game.” Former Australian Jim Ferrier said the Masters field is one i of the weakest on the tour be; cause it is padded with amateurs and foreigners who don't play up to the pro tour standard. “I have carried on a long writing campaign with Bob Jones,” Ferrier said. “Bob has been nice, but he insists that the Masters doesn’t want to change its format.” Doug Ford, a former Masters champion and ex-member of the PGA tournament committee, said: “We are always talking with Roberts, trying to get the tour winners and better players into the tournament, but he won't budge. It’s a losing battle.” Bowlers who wish to roll consistently must pay attention to the position of the thumb at address, or when the ball is held at the waist line prior to the pushout. Today’s bowler has positioned her thumb slightly left, or at about 11 o’clock, to obtain a hook. The wrist is held rigid throughout the approach until the release, when it turns slightly counter-clockwise. ALBANY — It was almost like a page out of a happy-ending novel or movie. Steve Goldsmith, who was told he may never ride again because of shrapnel wounds suffered while serving in Vietnam, celebrated his return to racing yesterday when he booted home both ends of a $732.40 daily double at Golden Gate Fields. The victories were only the second and third of the purple heart winner’s career. He scored his only other victory at Caliente in 1966, and a week later was in the Army. Yesterday, t h e 22 -year-old ( jockey scored on Woman Driver $43 and Panda Kid $80.80. A total of 104 $2 tickets were sold on the 3-8 combination. AUTO RACING LONG BEACH - Mickey 1 ! Thompson, who has driven cars more than 400 miles per hour, was stopped short yesterday. He was also virtually speechless at a surprise party in his honor when a special California State Senate resolution lauding his racing accomplishments was presented by Sen. Joseph M. Kennick of Long Beach. Thompson also received a “key” to Long Beach where his automotive factory is and an award from Alhambra where he was reared. The veteran driver is holder of 485 national and international speed and endurance records and has been one of drag racing's foremost innovators. FOOTBALL INDIANAPOLIS. Ind- Albert Favill. president of the Indianapolic Capitols of the Continental Football League, said he has agreed to pay O. J. Simpson i $400.000 for one season, but set April 1 as a deadline for Simpson to accept. BALTIMORE - Ordell Brase, 37 -year-old defensive end for the Baltimore Colts, who played 12 seasons with the National Foot­ ball League, announced his retirement. GOLF PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Sandra Post, 20-year-old LPGA rookie of the year in 1968, shot a 71 to take the first-round in the $15,000 Port Charlotte Invitational golf tournament. TENNIS ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - American Davis Cup hero Arthur Ashe defeated Australian Ray Ruffels, 6-3. 2 to advance to the semifinals of the Masters Invitational tennis tournament. BOWLING PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Don McCune of Munster, Ind., led the qualifiers into today’s nationally televised finals of the $45,000 Portsmouth Professional Bowlers Association Open. SKI WATERVILLE VALLEY, | N.H. — Dumeng Biovanoli of Switzerland won the men’s giant | slalom of the north American Alpine Championships, last series of the 1969 World Cup races. HORSE RACING ALBANY - So He Does. $7, and Fleet-Beau, $8.40, ran a dead heat for first place in the eighth race at Golden Gate Fields. GOLF Continued from page 23 was only two shots behind,” he said. “I got sandwiched between Roberto de Vicenzo, playing in front of me, and Bob Goalbv, just behind. I hit five balls into the water. I had to borrow a ball to finish.” BASKETBALL STANDINGS By Associated Prest TIME AND TIDE NBA Eastern Division Won Lost Pet. Behind Andretti Raps Slowpokes In Sebring Unduro Field Mont rt a I i Boston I New York ! Toronto Ì Detroit ; Chicago St. Louis Oakland Los Angeles Philadelphia Minnesota Pittsburgh Miami Hunter Sid e Thoren Freemn McHtly Murrell Keller Anderson G f 0-0 4 8 1-3 4-6 1-1 1-1 2-3 Oakland T 10 Bradds 22 Moe 15 Harge 18 Brown 13 Armstg 13 Logan 10 Eakins G F T 16 MO 39 7 10-13 24 3 0-0 6 4 2-2 1C 13 6-9 32 1 0-0 2 4 1-2 9 National League East Division W L T 44 17 11 40 16 15 38 24 8 32 23 15 33 28 11 31 32 8 West Division 35 23 14 26 35 11 24 37 9 17 34 20 18 39 14 15 45 10 Friday's Results No games scheduled Today's Games New York at Montreal Detroit at Toronto Boston at Chicago Philadelphia at Minnesota, Pittsburgh at St. Louis Oakland at Los Argeies Sunday's Games Toronto at Chicaco Boston at New York St. Louis at Philadelphia Minnesota at Pittsburgh Los Angeles at Oakland Only games scheduled Monday's Games No games scheduled Pts. GF GA 99 256 186 95 284 203 84 211 180 79 218 198 77 230 204 70 257 230 84 192 147 63 200 240 57 171 233 54 157 214 50 182 247 40 166 242 etternoon 4 11-12 19 Totals 50 24 34 124 Totals 41 26-34 1 22 Miami Oakland 29 2 4 34 35-124 29 31 32 33-125 Fouled out— Miami, Sidle. Total fouls—Miami 26, Oakland 24. A—1,992. Bill Mazeroski of the Pittsburgh Pirates has played 1.866 games at second base, a i National League Record. SEBRING, Fla. (AP) - A field of 65 sports cars starting the 12 -hour Sebring Endurance Race today included only 16 serious contenders for the championship, and some of the world's best drivers in those contenders would like to weed out the slower chaff. “Does that car going 60 miles an hour add to the show?” asked Mario Andretti of Nazareth. Pa., pointing to one of the slowest qualifiers. “I doubt that,” he answered his own question. “You can see that on the freeway.” Andretti, a winner at Indianapolis, around the American big car stock racing circuit and all over the world in sports cars, had the fastest car in qualifying. His driving partner, Chris Amon of New Zealand, was at the wheel of the brand new 12 - cylinder Ferrari which turned a lap of the flat 5.2-mile course at just under 117 miles an hour. Another major contender. Lucien Bianchi of Belgium in a new Alfa-Romeo, echoed Andretti's sentiment about racing fast and slow cars together. REQUIRED SPEED “It's terrible,” Bianchi said. “In Europe, there is a required speed to qualify for a race.” Jackie Ickx. fast-rising Belgian star who is driving a Ford GT40, said he feels there are too many cars in the corners at Sebring. But he wouldn’t go as strong as some of the more experienced drivers Mark Donohue of Philadelphia. second fastest qualifier in a Lola Chevy, wouldn't criticize the slow cars or drivers at all. “If you don't like the guys you are racing against, you don't have to race.” was Donohue’s j comment. “Let everybody race is the way I see it. It makes it just as tough on the next guy trying to pass in the turns as it i does on me.” The fast field at Sebring was more diversified than in recent years. Two Ferraris, four Lola Chevrolets, two Ford GT40s, j three Alfa-Romeos and five 1 1 Porsches were the real contend-! ! ers. Others were racing for honors within various classes or just! for the privilege of telling their friends and relatives how they competed against the best in the world. FIGHTS LAST NIGHT By Associated Press SAN ANTONIO, Tex —Frankie Nar-) vaez, Puerto Rico, outpointed Chango ’, Carmona, Mexico, 10, lightweights MELBOURNE, Australia—Johnny Famechon, 126>/i, Australia, outpointed Jose Jiminez, 12734, Mexico, 10. SAO PAULO, Brazil—Joao Henrique, ! Brazil, outpointed Massimo Consolatl, Ita- j 1 ly, 10, welterweights. xBaltimore 5723 .713 _ Philadelphia 54 26.675 3 New York 53 27 .6634 Boston 4634 .575 11 Cincinnati 39 41 .48818 Detroit . 31 50 .38326’/ Milwaukee 25 55.313 32 WesternDivision Los Angeles 5427 .667 _ Atlanta4833 .593 6 San Francisco 41 40 .50613 San Diego 36 43.45617 Chicago 3348.407 21 Seattle 30 51.37024 Phoenix16 65 .198 38 x—Clinched division title Friday's Results Boston 145, Cincinnati 119 Baltimore 115, Chicago 103 New York 139, Phoenix 104 Detroit 110, Seattle 104 San Francisco 103, Milwaukee 100 Los Angeles 116, Atlanta 103 Only games scheduled Today's Games Philadelphia at Boston Seattle at Cincinnati Milwaukee at San Diego New York at San Francisco Only games scheduled Sunday's Games Baltimore at Boston, afternoon New York at Los Angeles Milwaukee at Phoenix Atlanta at San Diego Chicago at Detroit, afternoon Only games scheduled Monday's Games San Diego vs. Boston at Philadelphia Department of Commerce, United States Coast Geodetic Survey. Times and heights of tides at San Francisco (Golden Gate»: The co'umn of heights gives , the elevation in feet of each tide above or below the plane of i Coast Survey chart soundings. The depths 8*-e always additive ! to the chart depths unless preceded by a (-». when the numbers are subtracted from the depth given in the chart. Light* ¡face type indicates a.m. tinv's; bold-face type indicates p.m. | times. MARCH Pacific Standard Time High Low High 22 1:36 5.4 8:30 0.2 3:24 3.9 7:42 2:18 5.2 9:24 0.3 4:36 3.7 8:36 2:54 4 9 10:30 0.4 3:48 4.7 11:36 0 4 5:00 4 6 12:36 0.3 High 6:12 47 7:18 48 8:12 49 9:06 5.0 9:54 5.1 27 28 29 ; 30 [31 Low 12:30 3.2 1:30 3.0 2:12 2.6 3:00 2.2 3:36 16 Low 3.6 3.0 6:00 3.7 9:36 3.2 7:18 3.9 11:00 3.4 8:12 4.1 Low High 1:30 0.2 8:48 4.3 2:12 0.0 9:24 4.5 2:54 0.0 9:54 4.7 3:30 0.0 10:11 4.9 4:00 0.2 10:42 5.1 San Raf. Canal—Plus 1 hr., 10 min. Point San Quentin—Plus 45 min. McNears Point—Plus 1 hr. mi 5 min. (All SUN, MOON TIMES times Pacific Standard) MARCH sunrise sunset irioonset n 6:106:24 11:21 p.m. 23 6:09 6:25 1 24 6:08 6:26 12:23 a m. 1 25 6:06 6:27 1:21 am. 266:04 6:28 2:12 a m. 286:01 6:30 3:31 a.m. 29 6:00 6:31 4:00 a.m. 30 5:58 6:32 4:25 a.m. 31 5:56 6:33 4.4« a.m. Arnold Palmer Bobby Cole ? Lee Trevino Lionel Hebert Ken Still Gardner Dickinson Frank Beard . Rives Me Bee Jack McGowan Bruce Crampton Ray Floyd Bob Smith Terry Dill Dick Hart Bob Rosburg Bob Lunn Rich Bassett Terry Wilcox Chris Blocker Jack Nicklaus _ Bill Casper Doug Sanders Bill Collins Jay Hebert Homero Blancas Tom Welskopf Chi Chi Rodriguez Gary Player Grier Jones Bob McCallister Bill Garrett Harold Henning DeWift Weaver James Grant Bob Dickson Bob Stanton Frank Boynton Dave Stockton Bert Yancey Jerry Abbott Malcolm Gregson Dick Rhyan Bert Greene Bunky Henry Davey Hill Billy Maxwell Bob Charles Rod Funseth Jim Colbert Rich Martinez H*s-d Kneece Dave Ragan Bobby Nichols Don January Harold Kneece Dave Ragan Bobby Nichols Don January Wayne Yates Orville Moody Dudley Wysong R. H. Sikes Jim Ferrier Bob Keller ■ Dave Philo Larry Mowry Butch Baird 1 Ron Cerrudo i Al Balding 13«70-68 69-6969-69- 67-7169-69- 68-7069-70- 72-67— 71-68— 69 70— 68-71 — 68-7170-70- 69-7173-67— 70-70— 61-6970-70- 70-7169-72 — 71-7371-70- 74-6769-72- 73-6869-72- 70-7172-69- 73-6971-71- 73-6974-68- 68-7470-72— 71-7173-69- 69-7368-74— 71-7171-71- 71-7272-71- 71-7273-70- 71-7273-70- 71-72— 71-7272-71- 72-7173-70- 74-6972-71— 72-7173-70- 74 6972-71- 72-7173 - 71 — 73 - 771 - 73 — 71 - 73 — 71 - 73 — 73-71 — 72 - 72 — 68-7674-70- 73-71 — 70-74— Cincinnati at Philadelphia Only games scheduled ABA Eastern Division Won Lost Pet.Behind Indiana ..._ ._... 41 32.562 — Kentucky .38 32 .543 H'j Miami 38 33 .5352 Minnesota ..... 34 37 .479 6 New York 17 Western 55 Division .23623’‘i Oakland 5317 .757 — Denver 42 30 .58312 New Orleans40 32.556 14 Dallas 36 35 .50717>'j Los Angetes 31 39 .443 22 Friday's Results Denver 133, Houston 130 New Orleans 138, New York 110 Kentucky 127, Minnesota 104 Miami 124, Oakland 122 Only games scheduled Today's Games Denver at Dallas Houston at Oakland New Orleans at Minnesota Miami at Los Angeles New York at Kentucky Sunday's Games Minnesota at Indiana, afternoon Miami at New York Only games scheduled Monday's Game Denver at Houston Only game scheduled Toyota gives you easy monthly payments for America’s lowest priced 2-door hardtop- fully equipped TOYOTA CORONA Japan * Mo 1 Automobile Manufacturer llJ^iYfQLlJ DEXTER TOYOTA INC. 250 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur, 924-4650 Open Evenings and Sunday j

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