Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 16, 1974 · Page 15
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 16, 1974
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Professional Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American League Kast As Montreal Nips Philadelphia Hunt Scores Winning Run W L Pel. GB Milwaukee 15 14 .517 -Detroit 16 15 .616 Baltimore 16 15 .516 -Cleveland 17 16 .515 -New York 18 19 .486 1 Bgston IB 18 .471 l'/ 2 West ' Chicago 1C H .533 -Oakland 18 10 .529 -Texas 17 17 .500 1 California 17 18 .486 IV- Kansas C. 1G 17 .485 114 Minnesota 13 IG .4'IR 214'A Wednesday's tames Detroit (i, New York 5 Raltimire 6. Milwaukee 5 Boston 7, Cleveland 4 Chicago 1. Minnesota 0 Texas 6, California 1 Oakland at Chicago, N Only games scheduled Tliuisilay's (lames Texas (Jenkins (1-3) at Kansas City (Bushy 5-3), N Oakland (Hollzman 3-4) at Chicago (Wood 5-5), N Only games scheduled Natinnal League Kasl W L I'd. GB Montreal M 11 ,5liO -SI. Louis 17 15 .531 1/2 Philaphia 17 Hi .515 1 Chicago 13 16 .448 3 New York 14 19 .424 f New York 10 20 ,:i:i:! Gil W«sl Los Angeles 27 8 .751) -San Fran 20 19 .541 714 Cincinnati 17 lf -531 8 Houston 20 l!l ,5ia 8V 4 Atlanta 17 10 .'172 10 San Diego M 24 .M 14 Wednesday's KcsuUs Cincinnati 4. San Francisco 3 Montreal 5. Philadelphia 4 Pittsburgh 3. Chicago 2, M innings Ijos Angeles 11-10 Houston 72 St. Louis 1(1. New York t A t l a n l a 3, S;in Diego I) Thursday's (i:nnus New York (Stone 0-3) at St. Louis (Curtis 2-3) Chicago (Fruiting 2-2) at Pittsburgh (Brett 2-3). N By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS "You learn to live with it," said Ron Hunt. In liis case, it's almost airur/ing he h a s n ' t been killed by it. Il's the pitch that gels away md ends up in the rihs or the hack, on the leg or the arm- somewhere on the batter's body. "You never get used to it," H u n t said of getting hit by a baseball traveling as fast as 100 miles an hour. And Hunt should know. He owns one of the major league's most dubious records, being hit by 231 pitches in his bruising dozen years. The gritty, gutsy 33-year-old second baseman was plunked on the right knee ,he ninth inning Bahnsen Narrowly Misses No Hitter Chicago Drops Twins Nobody's perfect. Not even Stan Bahnsen. The Cleveland Indians discovered that last year--and the Found it out time in two years, the Chicago White Sox pitcher ivnue shockingly close to no-hit fame but literally let it Minnesota Twins Wednesday night. For the second slip through his fingers while beating the Twins 1-0. The right-hander was one out away against the Indians last season when Walt Williams singled Rill base. just behind the reach of Melton's glove at third And Wednesday night, lie had a perfect game going until Boh- Foreman Fails To Show For Fight News Conference But Ali Talks Enough For Both NEW YORK (AP) -- World av.vwmglil, champion George orcMiKin didn't show up at a scheduled news conference!, KO Muhamrmid Ali had to do all [he talking. Some people get all the en 1 let! news to conference mmouiicc was thai Atlanta (Morton 4-3) at Diego (Troedson l-(l), N Montreal (Torre* 3-21 Philadelphia (Gallon 33), N Only games scheduled San League Leaders American League BATTING (7f at bats) -- Carcw. Min, .397; K.Jackson, Oak. .3B5. DUNS--Campanoris. Oak, 25; R.Jarksuii, Oak,' 2-1. D U N S BATTKD IN--Hm- ronghs. Tex. 31; R.Jackson. Oak, 30. II I T S Carew, Min, ·!«; Rojas, KG, '15; A.Jolmsim, Tex, 45. DOUBLES--lludi, Oak, 13; Hraly, KG, 10; Burroughs, Tex, 111. TKIPLBS--White, NY, ·!: Garcia, M i l . :»; Valentine. Cal, 3; Rivers, Cal, 3; Olis, KC, 3; Cainpaueris, Oak, 3. H 0 M E RUN-S-G.Nettles, NY, 1U R.Jaekson, Oak, 11 W.IIorton. Dot. H. STOLKN BASES--Palcb. KC, 13; North, Oak, 12. NaHonaT League BATTING (75 at liiils)- ForcMiian and ALi would [ i g h t lor Iho heavyweight lille in Kinshasha, Xaire, in September. That's II) p.m. Sept. 24. EOT. Each fighter is guaranteed $5 million, the biggest payoiT in boxing history. All's slogan, "float like a ijutterfly, sting like a bee," could be modified to include "and talk like a parrot" after Wednesday's one-man show. ill win and bring punc- back to boxing," said Ali, referring to the absence of Foreman. Officials said the champion's failure to appear was clue to a mixiip in communication. "foreman plays a cal-and- inouse game like a little child," added Ihe former ch.'mipinn. "We will have nn more duekin' and dodgin'. That kills boxing." What can enliven boxing is this lalest Fight of Ihe century, boasting b'oi'tnian, a bruising, awesome slugger, who has knocked out his last three oppo- "George hits very hard." Ali said .sarcastically. "Ho hits so hard he had lo knock Franicr down six times. Roman twice and Morion three times. Ile- memher when a man wonlc swing once~-po\v--and then there would be a call for smell ing snltV' Norton .and Fra/.ier remninec standing throughout a pair ol each fought wilh Ali. ringside fans will see Ali's "ghetto whopper," :nmcll he claimed lo burrow from old Friend Kid Gavilan who labeled it the "bol. punch." "And it a.m. is Ihe time t h bars are letting out in the ghettos," Ali said. "That' when the brothers start arguin, about their wonieti and whi shot the dice last. Thai's whei they start throwing them ghetti punches." nciits in R.Smith, StL, .3W; .355. Reilz, StL, ess and five total fghler. iso m;iiri asset is speed, both of hand and loot, At 32, Ali has slowed a little, bid only from the neck down. A l i called the champ a "dirty fighlcr" whose slugging power has been overratL'd. "He hit Joe Fra/ier dcliber- IHy foul blows." Ali said. "He hit (,loc) King Itnnian in Tokyo when Uornan was down. At Caracas, he hit Ken Norton when Notion was on the ropes NO D11IT IN Z A I R E "We're not going to have dirt in Zaire. They will all be my brothers in the audience. There will be no George Pnrcinans /Cajre. only pi-ople yelling 'AM. Ali. A l i , ' and l l i r y ' r o not going to stand for no dirl." After disposing of Foreman's ethics, Ali questioned I champ's punching power. ASU Inks Cage Standout JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) -Silvester Leigh, Ihe third iiigl cst scorer high .school lusL sea.son, letter of intent with Arkansti Stale University Wednesday. Leigh, a (i-fot)t-7, 15f! pnun Ui'ircl. averaged 22 points in III Abounds a game during li senior year at East Hit Sdinul. among Memph basketball phiyei .signed a nations leading off Wednesday Darwin singled off "a -high, side curve ball" with two out the eighth. In the ninth, Bahen gave up another single Twins' only other base-run- er Wednesday night. "1 don't know if I'm good nough lo pitch a no-hilter," ghed Bahnsen, who pitched of them in the minor In the other eague games American Wednesday ight, the Detroit Tigers nipped ie New York Yankees 6-5; the oston Red Sox stopped the leveland Indians 7-4; the Balmore Orioles trimmed the lilwatikee Brewers 6-5 and the exas Rangers downed the Cal- 'ornia Angels 6-1. Tigers 6, Yankees 5 New York re!ieF ace Sparky ...vie walked Al Kaline with the ases loaded in the eighth in- ing, giving Detroit its victory ver New York. "The last two pile-lies to Kane should have been strikes," aid Virdoti. "The fourth ball, * nd vhich Odom said was low and l v e nsirte, wasn't low and it hjht, down the middle." L,y]e insisted thai the fourth jail was "right down the pipe. f he can't call 'em any better lian that, he oughta hang ip." Red Sox 7, Indians 4 Home runs by Rico Petro- ceili, Bernie Carbo and Carlton 'isk powered Boston over leveland. The Indians took a 2-0 lead iff Boston's Juan Marichal on Oscar Gamble's bases-loaded single before the Red Sox struck back, Oriulcs 6, Brewers 5 Earl Williams and Tommy 3avis drove in two runs apiece and Baltimore, striking for ,hree runs in the third inning, icld on to beat Milwaukee and map the Brewers' five-game winning slroak. Rangers 6, Angels 1 David Clyde outdueled Nolan Ryan with a nine-hitter anc Alex Johnson knocked in four runs, leading Texas over Call forma. C l y d e worked out ol e bases-loaded jam in the seventh inning to preserve his third vie tory of Ihe baseball season against no losses. Ryan, plagued hy wildness, lost his fourth game in eight decisions. night For Montreal and hobbled down to first base. A worried 3ene Mauch met him at the bag. A few 'minutes later he scored the winning run, scoring the tie-breaker on a Ken Single ton single that carried the Expos to a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. In other National League games, St. Louis bombed the New York Mets 10-1, Cincinnat trimmed San Francisco 4-3 Pittsburgh edged the Chicagi Cubs 3-2 in 14 innings, Atlanti blanked San Diego 3-0 and Lo. Angeles swept a doubleheadei from Houston 11-7 and 10-2. Reds 4, Giants 3 Roger Nelson came within si: outs of pitching a no-hitter fo he Reds--and came within on San Francisco run of seeing hi magnificent efFort run down Ih drain. The Reds' right-hander go :ast-out help from relieve Pedro Borbon for a combine Lwo-hit victory. Pirates 3, Cubs Z Richie Zisk steamed home o Bill Bctiham's 14th-inning pitch thai gave the Pirale their triumph over the Cubs Braves J, Padres 0 BUM Capra, Gary Gentry an Danny Frisella combined on three-hit shutout for the Brave afler starter Ron Kced left th game with a broken hand in th first inning. Dodgers 11, Astros 2. Bill Russell drove in six rur Joe Ferguson knocked i Los Angeles' twi-nigh sweep over the Astros, extenc ing the Dodgers' winning slrea to nine games--their longe since a 13-game run in 1965-and widening their West Div sion lead to 7!4 games. Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Ttiura., May 14, 1*74 rTITTIVILLI, ARKANSAS TS Plunkett's A Celebrity In Hollywood Quarterback Jim Plunkell nf the New England Patriots, who hus a part in the movie "Airport 1975," nil*' in production al Universal Studios in Hollywood, autographs a football for Umla Blair, Hie ITj.y.'iu nlil film newcomer From Connecticut who won an O.scur lunninalion Fnr her role in "The Exorcist." She a n d Plunkell appear in the new film as passengers aboard an airplane in trnuhle. 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