Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 14, 1974 · Page 9
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Professional Baseball Phllaphta Montreal St. Louis Chicago New York Pittsburgh IXK Angeles Houston San Fran Cincinnati Atlanta San Diego East W L 17 14 12 11 II 12 1 14 I West 24 20 1 19 1 16 1 15 1 14 Prt. .548 .522 .516 .444 .438 .321 .727 .556 .543 .533 .441 22 .389 9H 11V4 Monday's Rtsnlts Cincinnati 4, San Francisco t New York 5, St. Louis 3 Atlanta 7, San Diego 5 Los Angeles 8, Houston 4 Only games scheduled Tuesday's Games Montreal (Rogers 5-1} at Philadelphia (Lonborg 3-2) N San Francisco (Caldwell 5-1) at Cincinnati (Billingham 5-1), N Chicago (Reuschel 2-1) at Pittsburgh (Reuss 1-2), N New York (Slone 0-3) at St. Louis {McGlothen 4-1) N Atlanta (Niekro 3-3) at San Diego (Greif 2-5), N Houston (Dierker 2-2) at Los Angeles (Sutton 5-2), N American League Milwaukee Baltimore Cleveland New York Detroit Boston East W L 14 13 15 14 15 15 18 17 14 15 15 17 West Pel. .519 .517 .516 .514 -.463 ' .469 GB Rookie Throws Well .531 .517 .500 .·185 .484 .464 V, I Hi Oakland 17 15 Chicago 15 14 California 17 17 ; Texas 16 17 '· Kansas C. 15 16 . Minnesota 13 15 '. Monday's Results Milwaukee 9, Baltimore ·) Cleveland 4, Boston 1 Minnesota 7, Chicago 5 California 8, Texas 4 Oakland 11, Kansas City 2 Only games scheduled Tuesday's Games Milwaukee (Colborn 1-3) - Baltimore (Palmer 2-3), N Boston (Cleveland !-3) Cleveland (G. Perry 4-1), N Detroit (Lolich 1-5) at New York (Dobson 2-5), N Minnesota (Blyleven 3-4) at Chicago (Bahnsen 4-2), N Kansas City (McDaniel 0-1 and Splittorff 3-3) at Oakland (Hunter 6-2 and Abbott 0-0), 2 N California (Ryan 4-3) al Texas (Hargan 2-3), N at League Leaders National League BATTING (75 at bats)-- R.Smlth, StL, .376; Gross, Htn .360, RUNS--Wynn, LA, 81; Bonds SF, 30. RUNS BATTED IN--Wynn LA, 34; Garvey, LA, 30. HITS -- Garr, AU, 51 R.mith, StL. 47; Maddox, SF 47. DOUBLES--Concepcion. Cii 12; Garvey, LA, 11. TRIPLES--A.Oliver. Pgh, Garr, Atl, 4; D.Cash, Phi, 3 Geronimo. Cin. 3: Russell, LA 3: Bonds. SF, 3. HOME RUNS-Wynn, LA. 12 Aaron. Atl, 8. STOLKN BASES--Brock, StL, 22; Cedeno, Htn, 18. PITCHING (4 Dectsions)- Koosman, NY, 4-0, 1.000, 2.0 Jlessrsmth, LA, 4-0, 1.000, 2.43 STRIKEOUTS -- Seaver, NY G 0 ; Koosman, NY, 50 P.Niekro, All, 50. American League BATTING (75 at bats)-Carew, M i n , .400: R.Jackson Oak. .385. RUNS--Campaneris, Oak. 25 R.Jackson. Oak, 24. R U N S B A T T E D IN-- U.Jackson. Oak. 30; Burrough. Ten. ,30; G.Netties, NY. 27. H I T S -- C a r e w , Min 48 flojas, KC. 41 DOUBLES--Rudi, Oak. 13 Healy, KC, 10. TRIPLES--White, NY, Garcia, Mil, 3; Valentine. Ca 3; Rivers, Cal, 3; Otis. KC. 3 Cnmpaneris. Oak, 3. H O M E RUNS--0.Nettle NY, 11; R.Jackson, Oak. I W. Hart on, Del. 7; Burrough Tex, 7. STOLEN BASES-Patek. KC 13; Campaneris. Oak, 9; North, (AP wirephoto) SAY AH TIM .. .New York's Wayne Garrett shoves a glove into the face o/ SI. Louis Cardinals' Tim Me- Carver as he tags him out in the sixth inning of Monday night's game. McCarver attempted to go to third on a single by eKn Reilz but Rusty Staub's throw was on target Mets Topple Cards ST. LOUIS CAP) -- The New 'ork Mels* Bob Apodaca boasts .successful debut as a major eague starter but isn't pressing or a repeat performance. really prefer rel-pving be- ause you can get in t h e r e naybe three or four times a ;eek," the rookie righthander aid Monday night. "But I didn't try to pace my- elf," added Apodaca, 1-2, who held the St. Louis Cardinals at bay for five innings in a 5-3 New York victory, "My curve wasn't that good, not having worked for such a long time," he said. "I just wanted to go as hard as 1 could for as long as 1 could." The start for Apodaca, a 24- year-otd former California j u n - ior college infielder, came about because of a slight the mtddle finger of his muscle pull suffered two days earlier by lefthander Jon Matlack. Using an off-speed fast fall effectively, he protected a · 3-1 lead through the fifth on the strength of Cleon Jones' two- run homer and sacrifice fly. Ted Simmons walked leading off the St. Louis sixth and Apodaca departed with a blister on Boston Celtics Enjoy Feeling Of Being Reigning NBA Champions BOSTON (AP) -- A couple o f i ·eeks ago. at the start of the! National Basketball Associ- tion's championship series, ^oach Tommy Heinsohn of the Jos ton Celtics compared the howdown against Milwaukee i a prize fight. He figured the series was a lassie match of boxer vs. slugger, and claimed: "We're the Ight heavyweight he heavyweight." and they're Heinsohn was right in forecasting a classic, but he was slightly wrong in the weight department. In the ond. the Celtics wound up the heavyweight with the knockout punch, kayoing the Bucks 102-87 in Milwaukee in the seventh and deciding game in Milwaukee Sunday. The victory gave the Celtics their 12th NBA championship and their First since 1969, the year player-coach Bill Russell Rutherford Loses Chance At Pole INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Texan Johnny Rutherford is out of ,he running for the May 26 India nopolLs 500-mile race pole position, but he proved Monday ie might have had a chance. Rutherford, last year's pole sitter, cranked up a practice lap at 191.693 miles per hour Monday--faster than the four- lap qualifying average of 191.632 m.p.h. that, at least temporarily, gave fellow Texan A.J. Foyt the inside front row starting spot. Nine drivers will have a chonce to nudge Foyt aside next weekend because last Saturday's qualifying session was shortened by rain. Rutherford, however, is not among them. Tn practice before time trials began, Rutherford's Team McLaren broke an engine. The power plant was replaced Summer Races Set To Begin Oak, 9. PITCHING (4 Decisions) -Coleman, Del, S-I. .833. 3 63 G.Perry. Cle. !·!, .800, 1.78. STRIKEOUTS-N.Ryan, Cal, 37; Singer, Cal, 51. Gary Nolan Has Surgery CINCINNATI (AP) - Sur- Rery has removed calcium deposits from the pitching shoulder of Gary Nolan, a veteran Opening competition lor non-professional r a c e car drivers will begin this Saturday at the Crawford County Speed way. eight miles north of Van Burcn on highway 59. Along with the regular late- model stock car menu of heat races, consolations and trophy dashes, there will be 20-lap amateur features. These events will take place each race nighl immediately after intermission An estimated 18 to 25 amateurs are expected Saturday nighl. Cars must resemble street-type, and may run with or without roll bars. right-bander Reds. for the Cincinnati The team said the operation took place Monday at Inglewood, Calif. Nolan complained during sprinj training of continued pain despite a winter operation in which a nerve in his shoulder was deadened. He had a 13-3 record in mid- season in 1972 before'his shoul- d«r trouble. He pitched 10 innings in 1973. ngs i The Rcdi said it wa» not known when Nolan would re tvn to Uw team. quickly, but the car failed [o appear in the qualifying line by .he 11 a.m. deadline. Rutherford was ready when lis turn in line came--acceptable in some races--hut Chiel Steward Tom Binford chose to make a strict interpretation of .he rules. NO FAIR CHANCE "I don't loel we had n f a i r :hance," Rutherford said. feel badly about the siUmliou not only personally, but for mj crew ns well. I've never seen an engine changed much quick er. "Without our McLaren in the running for t h e pole, A.J.V chances of holding onto the sition are quite good. I reallj neiieve we could have made a serious run for it." The pole position, accom ^anicri by more than $10,000 ir !iri/e money, is worth even more in prf.onal appearances and endorsements. In thai re ,pecl, R u t h e r f o r d I'cccivct more notoriety last year lhan race winner Gordon Johucock His q u a l i f y i n g lap of 100.071 m.p.h. [s the (rack record. Similar mechanical mis fortune hit two-time 500 winner A! Unser before Saturday': qualifying session and he, too was unhappy with Binford'; ruling. "I blew an engine trying tc qualify i n 1972 a n d s t a r t c c 10th," he said. "I didn't like i hut f knew I had a f a i r chance so f kept my mouth shut. don't like to sound like a Ramay To Hold Track Day Ramay Junior Hifh will hold its annual Track Friday at Harmon Day Field. this Students will be bused lo the field ~--by 10:M a.m., and will eat a picnic lunch at 11. I n t r a m u r a l competition baby, but I don't think Rutherford or f. got a fa deal." Unser. \vlio switched from Parnelli chassis to (in Bagl late last week, drove his spec up to the 188 m.p.h. range Mon day at practice rm the 2-mil Indianapolis Motor Spcdwa oval. He and Rutherford uer among 27 drivers who brave the gusty winds in practice. Unser's brother Bobby an Foyt were the only ones joinin Rutherford over the 190 m.p.h. mark. id sharpshooter Sam Jones etired. Now the Celtics are going to avc to make room for another lampionship flag. For home ames they turn the Boston iarden into a private Hall o! 'lags. Hung from the rafters re all championship flags and :hers bearing the retired num ers of former stars--Russell, am Jones, K.C. Jones, Bob ousy, Bill Sharman. Heinsohn. rnong them. As any good champion, the eltics did things the hard \va ] overcoming the Bucks. Bos )u lost two at home, but be ame the first team in history 3 win three championship ames on a rival's court. "This is a great, grea brill," said Red Atierbach, who milt the Celtics' dynasty of 1 hampionships in 13 years be ore having lo start over a ;cueral manager. "It's sweet, real sweet." th mce fiery coach said. "Whei ·ou lose guys like Russell anr iam (Jones) and then don't ge good picks in the draft, it can nirt badly. But then when yok. come back and win the cham piotiship. it's a great feeling. ONLY HOLDOVERS Capt. John Havlicek. th most valuable player in th .lilwaukee series, Don Nelsoi ind Don Chaney are the onl; loldovcrs from the 1069 cham Mouship team. However. Chan :y said he didn't really feel h elongcd on the champs fiv years ago because he was onl; rookie and didn't get to pla; much then. Chancy developed into a top flight guard, with defense hi specialty. Aucrbach's other bi TIOVCS in bringing the NBA till jack to Boston included hirin fcinsohn, a former Bosto star, as coach; drafting Jo ,1 While in 1069. then pickin Dave Cnwens in the 19'0 draf and acquiring veteran forwar aul Silas from Phoenix 1972. "1'vo waited 10 years for th and it's an undcscribable fee ng." Silas said. "You don (now what it's like until you'r here." Havlicek. 34, and now a eran of seven championshi Yearns in Boston, was as happ as a rookie. "This is my seventh and best because we did it with a entirely different team." Ifavl cck said. "The older you the more thrilled you gel. Bi the kids on this team were ju: groat. They were tired of hcai ing about the old Celtics. Noi they can talk about the ne Celtics-" ENJOY! among home rooms will begin at noon with the field events, followed by the running events at 1:30. Included will be some novelty events, such as tn« sack race and the eg ton. Ramay principal Roy Stanley said both boys and girls will take part in the meet, which will continue through the school day. TERMITES? CAU ADMIRAL PEST CONTROL i«*^ Anti, ?(«$*rv f COMMERCIAL t . RiSIDCNTIAi.. KING EDWARD one or a handful righ Sim nd after wild-pitching ons to second. Ken Reilz* single off relieve arry Parker pulled the Card 3-2. but Jerry Grote scuttle oth the Cards and Boh Gibson 3, the next inning with anoth two-run homer. "He's not a thrower ore--he's a piEcber," th uscular Jones commented ·spect to the 38-year-old Gib n, who yielded eight of 1 els hits in 6% innings. "You bear down against uy like him." noted Ken Bo? ell. who collected three sin es. "He's going to get the ba there where you can hit it." Prior to the start. Apodaca' st outing was April 29. "Just going against the Car nals was incentive though, 2 conceded. Jones' home run, his seconi.. nd Grote's. his fourth, booster ie Mets' season's total to obust 32. compared to 85 fi 11 of 1973. "We're hitting the ball hard, [anager Yogi Berra observe Maybe it's the new ball, th owhide instead of the hors ide Tribe Belts Boston; Texas Still Sagging ly THE ASSOCIATED PRESS "It was a bad pitch," John His said happily. "It was a bad pitch," Luis iant said sadly. It was a good pitch lor Cleveand and s crummy one (or oston. It was a pitch that ended up the left field seats, a Ihree- un homer by Ellis in the first nning, a booming shot off the oubled Tiant that catapulted le Indians on their way to a 4 victory over the Red Sox Monday night. Also in the American League. ililwaukee edged into first lace in the tight East Division y beating Baltimore 9 4 , Cali- ornia belted sagging Texas 8-4. Minnesota turned back the Chiago White Sox -5 and Oakland hellacked Kansas City 11-2. "It was a bad pitch. It was a jider that was just hanging right there over the plate,' aid Ellis. "Tiant doesn't give ou many of those pitches and was lucky to lake advantage if it. If he didn't do that, he probably would have shut us 5Ut." It was a bad pitch." Tiant agreed. "Rut you can't win without getting runs. We havent been getting any runs -ecently. I feel good and I've seen pitching well and that's all that matters to me." BREWERS 9, ORIOLES 4 "I think we're an all-around letter club and this division is toing to he something." saic ilanager Del Crandall, whose Brewers moved into first with a 519 percentage, just .002 ahead of Baltimore. .003 in front .. Cleveland and .005 ahead of the idle New York Yankees. N i n e Milwaukee player drove in the nine Milwauke runs, with Dave May, Bobb Mitchell Johnny Brigg .lugging solo homers to suppor Ed Sprague, who pitched si strong innings in his first star 'n nearly two years to get hi :irst victory as a Brewer. ANGELS 8, RANGERS 4 Light-hitting Charlie Sand and Paul Schaal drilled home :or the Angels, who handec Texas its eighth loss in the las nine games. TWINS 7, WHITE SOX 5 Larry Hisle doubled in tw runs in the f i f l h inning am 31enn Borgmann singled fo two in the seventh to carr Minnesota past the White Sox. Ken Henderson hit a two-ru homer for Chicago in th eighth. A'S 11. ROYALS 1 Vida Blue checked Kansa City on six hits--one of thei Hal McRae's homer--while h Oakland tpammates batten the Royals with 19 hits, i eluding a two-run single by Ra Fosse in a four-run sixth inhin and a two-run double by Tec Kubiak in a three-run eighth. North*** Arkanwi TIMES, TUM., May 14, 1974 AvrrtrviLn, AUKAMSAI Rookie Fares We// For Mets; Dodgers Smash. Astros 8-4 y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Bob Apodaca came out of lite ullpen Monday night to give IB New York Mcts some luch-needed relief . . . as a .artIng pitcher. If he has his way. he'll be arting again as .soon as pos- Victoria Grabs TL Lead; Travs Fall From Top By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Victoria made the most of our hits Monday night to jump nto first place in the Texas league Eas!. Ron Diggle's two-run n the third inning and a triple y Brock Pemberlon in the ourth inning led the Toros a 3- victory over AleNandria. The riumph gave Victoria a one- air game lead in the East over .rkansas, which lost 5-0 Eo shreveport. In the West, San Antonio in- cerascd its West lead with a 5-0 whitewash of El Paso and Mid- and edged Amarillo 5-4. sihle .. . right back toward the bullpen. The 24-year-old rookie right- hander, whose seven previous major league appearances were ajl in relief, worked five in-' njngs--just enough to pick up his first victory as the Mets defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3. He allowed -six hits Find two runs and left when he developed a blister on his pitching h a n d . "I Felt strong, but f wouldn't, \vHnt to be a regular starter." said Apodaca, who got his stalling shot because Jon Matlack pulled a muscle running before a game in Chicago on Saturday. "I really prefer relieving because you can get in (here maybe three or four times a week." Elsewhere in the National League, the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Houston Astros 8-4. the Cincinnati Reds downed th San Francisco Giants 4-1 and j ( h r j Atlanta Braves shaded the h o m e r j S a n Diego Padres 7-5. Chicago, lontrcal, Philadelphia and 'ittsburgh were not scheduled. DODGERS 8. ASTROS 4 Jimmy Wynn's two-run single* iighlEghted a Five-run f i f t h in- ijng and he drove in a n o t h e r un w i t h a sacrifice fly. Wynn md four homers and seven RBI n his two previous games. Unbeaten A n d y Mcsscrsmith ·cattcrctl eight hits and picked ip his fourth victory as the The two-run circuit blast by Hggle gave Victoria a 2-0 lead the third f r a m e , and Pern berton came home on a sacri- ice fly in the fourth after his riple. Alexandria scored one un in the seventh off Toros ^tarter and winner Bob Rarl- ett, but reliever Rick Baldwin blanked the Aces in the ninth to record a save. Shreveport's Ken Collins fired six-hit shutout to knock Ar cansas out of first place in the East. Gary Martz had a (hree- run homer and Dave Lindsey added a solo shot for the Cap- ains. San Antonio's Boh Grossman also had a six-hit shutout, strik- ng out 11 El Paso Diablos. Luis Isaac had two hits, eluding a solo homer, to lead San Antonio, which has a three game lead in the West Divisior over Midland. Ken S/otkiewicz had a three run homer to offset a Hire-run blast by Amarillo's Manny Per ez in Midland's victory. Bil Huisman had a solo homer WaVrie Tyrone added an RB single for the \vinncrs. Mik Weiss allowed Perez' homer i the eighth inning, but picked up the victory with relief help. Jodgers widened their National ^eague West Division lead to ] /2 games over the Astros. REDS 4, GIANTS I Johnny Bench drilled hia sixth home run of the season nd Don Gulletl and Pedro Boron teamed up to pitch a six- litter. Bench's solo shot cama n the fourth inning and broke ip a scoreless duel between .iiillctt and rookie John VAcquisto. Despite their fourth victory in .he last five games, the Kcds remained in fourth place, 6 ] /i [ames behind the Dodgers. BRAVES 7, PADRES 5 Dusty Baker drove in four 'ims with three singles and a inmcr, offsetting San Diego lomers by Willie McCovey and Dave Roberts. It was the Padr- sixth consecutive loss. minim mini iiinniii iiiiiiiuiEiii .ill' [LiiiiiintiiiuiiitiEiiiiieiiiiiii Beaver Level Beaver Lake leve! stood Tuesday at 1123.39 feet above sea level, down .38 from Moiulay. Engineers report that both generators are running. While you're enjoying life, enjoy your Age. Ancient Age Bourbon. The one drink so smooth, it civilizes the manhattan. .... JRncientJfcge Bombon Kuan i muuwr XMM mua · it ma · O *r« "dtn Ke «si nut a., it*mn. a i _ _ _ _

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