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16 · Norihwett Arkansas TIMES, Wed,, June 5, 1974 FAVETTIVILLE. ARKANSAS With 731st Blast Aaron Becomes All-Time Home Run Leader By THE ASSOCIATED PRKSS Hank Aaron has become, once and for all. major league baseball's all-time leading . home run hitter. Aaron slugged the Ifitli grand shnii homer of his career--a N a t i o n a l League record-- apainst the Phillies Tuesday . night, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 7-li t r i u m p h . It WES the "31st home run of his career, counting regular season, post-season and All-Star games, breaking a lie with Until for the all-time lead. "Jeez, 1 thought I broke the record last month," said Aaron, with a smile. Then he added, "Xow they cati start inter- viewing the guy who is chasing me." The Atlanta superstar said he hoped things would calm down a little now, and he could get back to t h i n k i n g about baseball, "My concentration hasn't been good," he said. "I've been t h i n k i n g about celebrations and speeches and how to lalk to the politicians." Elsewhere in Ihc National League, the Cincinnati Reds beat the New York Mcts 6-3 in 10 innings, the Montreal Expos topped the Houston Astros 5-0, the San Francisco Gaints defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3. the Los Angeles Dodgers blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0 and the San Diego Padres nipped the Chicago Cubs 6-5. "[ hit a slider, up ai'd in," said Aaron of his grand slam off Eddie Watt, which highlighted a six-run seventh inning rally that broke the game open for A t l a n t a . The homer gave Aaron the National League career grand slam record with 16, one more t h a n Willie McCovey. However, he's still a good distance behind Lou Gohrig's major league mark of 23. Tuesday night's blast was Aaron's IOth homer of the season. He has only 29 hits this season but has driven in 29 runs. Reds 6, Mets 3 Cesar Geronimo drilled a lie- breaking two-run triple in the 10th inning, sparking Cincinnati to victory over the Mets. Expos 5, Astros 9 Ernie McAnally pitched a five-hitler, struck out six a n d walked just two as Montreal stopped Houston. Dodge's 5, Pirates 0 Tom Paciorek slammed a bases-loaded triple to back the five-bit pitching of Tommy John and lead Los Angeles past Pittsburgh. 11 was John's ninth victory in 10 decisions. The first National League pitcher to win nine games this season. Padres 6, Cuhs 5 Pinch hitter Clarence Gaston's eighth inning homer lifted San Diego past Chicago, ending the Cubs' nine-game losing streak. Newspapers In Japan Praise Oscar Alvarado TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese newspapers today praisctl Oscar Alvarado, the America ti cli a Monger, who wrcsled the 1 world junior middleweight crown from Japan's Koichi Wa j i m a with a 15-round k n o c k o u t but criticized the? Japanese rcf erce arid judge for their biascc scorccards. Tlic newspaper Asnhi said. "Jf \.hc fight went the distance and a decision was necessary a controversial problem \VOLI!C have arisen over the score cards." Another malar daily, the Vo m i u r i , said the scorecards were an emphatic exaniple wh "for oign boxers v i s i t i n g Japan s a j the only way to win a match it Japan is to score a knockout." Alvarado, a 24 year-old Texan and prefifiht underdog, floorci the champion Ihrcc times in the f i n a l 15th round for a knockiu victory, to eliininnte Wajima's chances of defending his work championship Tor ilie .sevcnU time. A Ithe end of 14 rounds, ref erec Yusaku Yoshida ancl judge Takoaki Kanaya both had Wa jima leading 67 65. However judge Seiji Ebina, also a Japa nese, had Alvarado, of Houston ahead by ine point, 67-66. Sports observers noted tha Tuesday night's scoring woult have elicited fresh charges o the Japanese favoring home town decisions. Frazier Says Quarry Worried P H I L A D E L P H I A ( A P ) -Former world heavyweight champion Joe Frazier, denying complaints from Jerry Q n a r r s that he f i g h t s dirty, claims Quarry must he getting vvoiriof about their .lime 17 tight a Madison Square Garden in Neu York. "Imagine him talking abou me hitting with my elbows am head when it was ttie punches that finished him off five year, ago." said Frazier before workout Tuesday at his private gym here, ""How come he brings up this foolishness now?" Frazie: asked, "He never mentioned i before. No way I could fight the way lie says. 1 ' Quarry, training in McAfee N.J.. had charged that films o their i960 fight showed Frazie had used his elbows and heat improperly before winning on s seventh-round knockout in scheduled la-rounder, "i'l! t a k e care of it my owe way," said Quarry about sponriing to whatever fighting style Frazier uses in the retur bout. "You've got to u n d e r s t a n that this fight is the biggest o my whole life," explainer Quarry. "Nothing, but nothing is going to keep me from win ning." Frazier arid Quarry both an campaigning for shots at thi heavyweight title, held b; George Foreman. Game Canceled Dickie Harris, coach of Fay etteville's A m e r i c a n Legion en try. h a s announced thr tonight's scheduled game wit Harrison has been canceled Hopefully, the contest will b r e s c h e d u l e d f o r Thtirsda evening. In Pro Baseball Free Agent Draft Talent Scramble Underway NEW YOIK ( A P ) -- The San' Diego Padres opened pro base jail's free agent d r a f t today by electing shortstop Bill Almon of Brown University. Texas followed by choosing r i g h t - h a n d e d pitcher Tom Boggs of Austin, Tex., H i g h School. T h e n the Philadelphia Phillies took right-handed hitler Lonnic S m i t h , an outfielder, of Compton, Caiil. The Cleveland Indians picked right-handed pitcher Tom Brennan of Oaklawn, 111: Atlanta selected catcher Dale Murphy of Portland, Ore. The Milwaukee Brewers tab- Rozelle Promises More Action Seattle Lands 28th NFL Franchise NEW YORK (AP) --Seattle s the newest member of the g r o w i n g National Football League family and Commissioner Pete Rozelle promises more action, some of it possibly in present NFL cities that also lave fledgling World Football League clubs. Seattle got the 23th NFL franchise, carrying with it the leallhy initiation tab of $16 mil- ion, from the owners Tuesday, [ind joins Tampa, added in April. Both teams are scheduled to begin playing in 1976 al- :hough that timetable could be moved up one year, according :o Rozelle. Seattle was selected over Phoenix. Honolulu and Mern- ihis but the losers aren't out of he NFL picture yet. The commissioner said their bids will remain under consideration. "I wouldn't expect another city to be added this week," said Rozelle, but he added the expansion committee would ex- ilore it. "Future expansion is a total- open deck," he said. "We ire not restricting ourselves rom going into any ciity, including current. NFL cities. There are no limitations on the cities considered. New York, Chicago ancl Los Angeles were in our original list as NFL cities to be considered for acldt lional franchises. 11 Two of those cities have franchises in the \VFL and the t h i r d . Los Angeles, is home base for the WFL'j Southern California club. "Going from 2' lo 30 clubs is probably the next logical step," said liozclle. Asked if he would favor moving into a city that already had a WPL team. Hozelle said, "Sure, I might be. It depends on the circumstances. Seattle currently lias a new domed stadium u n d e r construction. "It is the 10th largest market in the country ancl falls into the NFL schedule for the largest cities in the country," said"the commissioner. "It is the only )ar of the country in which we lidn't have a franchise." liozclle said that the vote to icccpt Seattle, Hie lone city recommended by the expansion committee, was not unanimous. He said the Seattle and Tarn- i franchises might not he ilacetl in any conference at nice. "We're keeping our op- ions open," he said. "We might float them for a year or '.wo. Alignment is a tedious Site Picked LIBERTY N'.Y. ( A P ) Grossinger's will be the site of the $«,(»0 Celebrity Pro-Amateur invitational g o l f tournament J u n e 17-18. Pros i n c l u d i n g Buddy Allin. Lee Elcicr. Rot Curl and Tommy Aaron wil compete. Allin is a two-time winner on the PGA tour this season. F;lder and Curl have won one tournament each and Aaron took the prestigious Masters title in 1073. The winner of the June 17 pro-am will receive S7.00D. On June 18, Elder and Jim Colbert will defend their two-man title against Aaron and Jim Dent. problem." No ownership decision was a n n o u n c e d . Like Tampa, Seattle interests may now formally apply to the league for the franchise. In Memphis, Mayor Wycth Chandler said that the failure oi the National Football League to grant the city an expansion franchise Tuesday justifies an earlier decision to welcome a World Football League team. Siderowf Upset By Young Scol Golfer MUIRFIELD. Scotland (AP) -- Jim Gabrielson seemed sur- riscd when someone suggested _.e might win the 1974 British Amateur Golf Championship. The U.S. Walker Cup star rom Atlanta, paused for a moment and then modestly said: 'Oh, 1 don't know. I've been liaying quite well recently. But don't know." Gabrielson was suddenly the big hope of the United States ifler reaching Wednesday's third round with an explosive surge of five birdies to beat Scotland's Morrison Zuill 6 and 5. The reputation of the seeding committee of the royal and ancient club has been blown away on Muirfield's windy 6,862-yard par-71 links. Experts had predicted Dick Siderowf would go into the record books by winning this match play prize for the second straight year. But a virtually unknown Scot, 25-year-old Mike Miller, upset the top-seedec stockbroker from Westport Conn., by one hole in the sec ond round. Another highly fancied con tender was Neville Sundelsen, the seeded South African cham pion. who arrived here with a big r e p u t a t i o n . Snndelsen drifted to disaster in a big gale on the opening day, losing 6 and 5 to Britain's Alan Lidrile. . Scottish champion Ian Hut cheson, who was seeded, also went out in the first round. Gabrielson f a c e d Williair Tronibley of Dallas in an all American third-round match. Lake Levels LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Laki Levels Beaver Table Rock Bull Shoals Norfork Greers Ferrv Level Change 1122.0 unch 918.3 ll 664.1 u 562.3 uncl 462.8 d Sandra Palmer Favors Boycott LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) -- *adies pro golf tour has one f its richer events here this veek. the $100,000 Desert Inn Classic, but a lot of attention vill be focused on a tournament with a lot less prize mon- /· Some younger members of lie Ladies Professional Golf Association a r e talking about boycotting the USGA's Women's Open scheduled July 18-21 at La Grange. 111., attacking he size of the purse and the attitude of the organizing iroup. Others, including former winners Kathy Cornelius, Donnj Young and Sue Berning, cal any boycott "dumb" and say they will play in the event re gardless of opposition. The LPGA says it will dis. cuss the matter this week dur the tournament, which opens Thursday and continues [hrough Sunday. One of t h o s e favoring the Boycott is Sandra Palmer. "The USGA is very unfair to us. and if you look at it. trying to give us $40,000 for the top tourney in the country is really ridiculous," she said. "They have been very unfai with the women flnd it's tim we quit being at their mercy. I it's going to come to a boycott' will walk out for the good o: golf," she added. Jane Blalock, involved in : controversy with the LPG over cheating allegations, saic she feels the USGA has take little interest in what is sur posed to be the most prest gious women's even. e d r i g h l-handed pitcher iiaudc Edge of Sacramento, Caf., and the Chicago Cubs chosi utfielder Vernon Thompson of .enefrew, Pa. Then the Chicago White Soj arnecl right-handeci pitchei jarry Monroe of Mount Pros- ed, III. Montreal took third baseman lonald Sorcy of Dayton, Ohio. The California Angels S ected shortstop Michael Miley switch-hitter f r o m Louisiana. Pittsburgh chose left handec ilcher Rod Scurry of Sparks ., and the New York Yan ees picked shortstop Denni: Iherrili of Miami. St. Louis and Minnesota wen or shortstops. St. Louis pickec Jary Templeton of Santa Ana f., and Minnesota selecte 'ed Shipley of Chattanooga nn. Houstons choice was oul i elder Kevin Drake of. Lampai alif. Detroit followed with i n f i e l d e ·ance Parish of Diamond Bar alif., and the New York Met_ ook right handed pitcher Robrt Speck of Beaverton, Ore. Kansas City named outfielde Villie Wilson of Summit, N.J. Second baseman Terry Lee o an Luis Obispo, Calif, was tak n by the San Francisco Giant nd Boston chose shortstop Ed vard Ford, son of Hall of Fam r Whiley Ford, of Great Neck !.Y. Right-handed pitche lichard Sutcliffe Jr. of K a n s a Jity was chosen by the Los At ;eles Dodgers. The world champion Oaklam I's chose catcher Jerry John son from Austin, Tex., Cincin ati selected pitcher Stev teed, a right-hander from For Vayne, Ind,, and Baltimor ompleted the first round, tak ng third baseman Rich Dauer of Coltin, Calif. Coach Named JONESBORO. Ark. (AP) -Bill Tyer, an assistant coac with the Arkansas State Un vorsity junior varsity basket ball team last season, will hea the ASU JV program next fall Tver's assistant will be Lon nie Webber, a part time starte for the Indians the past fhre years. Tyer is a native of Lepanto Webber is from Searcy. Atlanta Bnvn itagger Hank Aaron, rifbt. Is {reeled at .Ibe pUle after Uttini tab Ifch All Time Home Run King jrrand slam h*m« rtcn o( his career in the seventh i n n i n g of a tune i sains i tte Phila- delphia Pliillifs Twsday evening. The homer gave Aaron the undisputed tome ran lead of 731 homers Inetading playoffs, World Series and ngn- lai jetMU. (AP Wireyhrto) Unruly Fans Flood Field Tribe Forfeits Contest By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 'We could have gotten killed out there very easily," said umpire Nestor Chylak. Chylak's hand was bleeding: he had been hit on the head with a chair and he held up a beer bottle hidden inside a paper bag. "This is the kind of fan Cleveland had out here today," he said. Chylak and his crew of Larry McCoy. Joe Brinkman and Nick Bremigan forfeited Tuesday night's gajne to the Texas Rangers when drunk and unru ly Cleveland fans, reportedly overloaded wiih beer that sole for 10 cents as part of a promo tion night, stormed the fide with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning j u s t as the homeown Indians rallied for two runs and a 5 5 tie. The forfeit goes into the books as a 9-fl Texas victory. Elsewhere in the American League, the Boston Red Sox edged the Minnesota Twins 4-3 in 11 innings, the Milwaukee Brewers nipped the California Angels 4-3. the Kansas City Royals trounced the Baltimore Orioles 8-0. the Chicago White Sox crushed the New York Yankees 9-2 and Oakland and Detroit split a twin bill, the A's taking the opener 4-0 and the Tigers winning the nightcap 4-1. A crowd of 25,134. turned oul in Cleveland. The melee erupted when fans started harassing Texas right fielder Jef Burroughs and the Rangers left the dugout to go to his aid. Soon, members of both teams were on the field battling hundreds of fans who poured out ol the stands throwing beer bottles and chairs and setting of firecrackers. Martin said the crowd was a mixture of youngsters and old- ?r persons and the main reason he fighting seemed to break oul was the beer. The game had been halted in the sixth and again in the seventh. Toin Grievc's two home runs nelped the Rangers to a 5-1 lead. Ed Crosby delivered a [·un-scoring pinch single in the ninth and scored the tying run on John Lowenstein's sacrifice Victoria Keeps Rolling In TL Division Race The Victoria Toros, leaders of the East Division in the Texas League, got another excellent pitching performance Tuosdaj night and continued their mastery over the San Antonio Brewers, pacesetters in the Western Division, with a. 52 victory. In other games. Shrcveport. the cellar dweller of the East Division, clobbered the El Paso Diablos 15-fi, and A m a r i l l o bun ched all its runs in the fifth inning for a 6-2 triumph over the Alexandria Aces. The Midland Arkansas game at Little Rod was rained out. Righthander Nino Espinoza (5-2) fired ;i four-hitler for Vic toria, striking out six and walk ing three. Randy Trapp had two doubles and one RBI for Victoria. Kyle 'Hypea spaced eight Al exandria hits, striking out three and waling five, to post his third victory against four loss ly just before things got out of hand. Red Sox 4, Twins 3 Danny Cater siitgled home pinch runner Tommy Harper in .he l l l h inning after Dick VIcAuliffe led off with a single. D a v e May's run-scoring single capped a three-run seventh-inning Milwaukee rally. Bill Singer had checked the Brewers on three hits until Mike Hegan doubled to lead olf the seventh. Royals 8, Orioles 0 Al Fitzmorris checked Baltimore on three hits while Amos Otis and John Mayberry hottt- ered for Kansas City. White Sox 9. Yankees 2 Dick Allen blasted his first and slam homc'r in the American League and Bucky Dent added a two-run shot in support of Wilbur Wood's seven-hit pitching. A's 4-1, Tigers 0-1 A two-run double by Aurelio Rodriguez climaxed a f o u r - r u n first inning that carried Detroit to victory in the nightcap behind Lerrin LaGrow's six-hit pitiching. Joe Rudi homered as Oakland took the opener behind Ken Hollzman's three hit pitching. Call Williams Co. "CANCER CARE' Insurance Earl H. 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