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Northw«» Arkansas TIMES, Sun., June 16, 1974 rAYITTlVlLLt, A R K A N S A S Cards Still Searching For Good Fifth Starter By R I C H A R D LINI1KU, Special To The T1MKS When the SI. Louis C a r d i n a l s did bavtle with their AAA f a r m 'team the Tnlsa Oilers .it Tulsn Thursday night. Card Manager Red SchocncHcn?l used the ex: hibilion game for experimenting. Luis Melendcz played the .; entire game at short: Mike Tyson was employed in both the left and center outer g a r d e n s ; most importantly, Mike Thompson was the starting pitcher. Schoendicnsl first used his Melondez "experiment" in late May in a lopsided win over the Dodgers, Only one routine grounder was hit in his direction so the results were inconclusive. Shortstop has been the one position where the Redbirds have leen shakey nil season. Mike Tyson was the regular shortstop last season, but when his batting average persisted to . hover lelo\v the .200 mark, the Cards traded for Luis Alvarado. '. The t r a d e for Alvarado was ·; a disaster. His batting average - was scarcely higher than .100 I. and while he participated in - number of double plays (the " Cardinals lead the league ' tins department), he showed '.' peor range goitrg to his left. A f t e r crashing a long double off the Dodgers' Don Sulton that put a "finally" expression on tbe collective face of the growing-impatient C a r d i n a l rcoter. Alvarado was benched and soon a f t e r along with Oiler Ed Crosby, was dealt to the Cleveland Indians in w h a t mounted to a waiver deal for Jack Heidcmann. Heidetnann could play short, but like Alvarado. most of his experience had been at second. At any rate, Heidcmann apparently did not impress Schocndienst because he has played almost n n l at all since j o i n i n g the club. With the benching of Alvarado. Tyson was reinstalled and he has remained there since. Tyson has managed to edge his batting average to a few points over the .200 mark and unless the Cards make a last-minute trade before the trading deadline (midnight last night), Tyson will probably be the ahorlstop for the rest of the season SHAKY FIELDINO But it is clear that Schoen- diensl isn't happy with the way things have worked out with the shortstop position so far. The Redbirds can probably afford to carry his weak stick, but what has been distressing with Tyson's work so far this year is that is fielding isn't up to his excellant standard of 1973. Meanwhile, phase two of the Melende/.-at-short experiment happened at Oiler Park Thursday night. As for his fielding ability, the verdict is still out He cleanly fielded two grounders of the routine variety and on a ball hit in the direction of the shorlslopthird base hole he knocked the ball down hv swatting at it like a kind 6' bothersome butterfly. The batter might have beaten the bail to first. nn( | rit anj , rate ji c]l , nt j ez was not accorded an error. When quizzed by sporLswriters about the continued plaving of Melende/ at short. Schoe'ndienst indicated t h a t he would be reluctant to use him in situations in which the game was on the line. Perhaps Schoemlicnst's "pet project 1 is something he won t be willing to give a thorough trial until next vear spring (raining. Ihe use of T s o n in the outfield againn the Oilers (he mad i nice catch coming in for a iner from his centerfield port i o n ) is probably little more ban a preventalivo mcEisure in case for some reason three of iie five Cardinal outfielders are mablc lo play. Though nol like y. sue!] a happening is possible. Lou lirock was out for six panics earlier this year and :?eggie Smith is presently out with a groin injury. Bake Me- iiride does not piny every day either. Schoendienst dots nol :ec] thai be is strong enough stand the gaff of everyday com;clition. THOMPSON STARTED The most i m p o r t a n t factor in Ihe Cardinals fi-3 toss to their Tulsa f a r m h a n d s was the use of Mike Thompson as a slarling Ditcher. Presc'iitly, Thompson is the number five man in the Redbirds five-man pitching ro lalion. He won the spot after toiling earlier in the bullpen but probably because of the f a i l u r e of Alan Foster's abortive 1-5 re cord to go along with a skying!' earned run average. Thompson had had a good spring I r 2 i n i n : _ but he had been helled in most of bis Iwclve appearances before be got his first .start againsl San Diego. Entering the contest with a 6.63 E.R.A., Thornpsot from the beginning had trouble with his control. Two strikeouts in each of the first two innings bailed him out, but when he failed to gel any of the three batlers he faced out in the third, he was relieved. The Car d i n a l s lost the game cmc Thompson's record dropped to 0-2. Against Tulsa. Thompson was no bctler. He pitched well for four innings, but was lagged for six hits and four runs ir the fifth. In the first, he gave up a one-out single to Bobby Hcisc and Jim Dwyer got a three-bagger when centerfielder Bake McBride got a lale starl and waved al a long fly ball Thompson then stuck out Keith Hernandez, but young catching prospect Marc Hill hit a hart grounder that hopped over third baseman Ken Keittf' head, driv ing in Dwyer. Thompson fanned Hector Cruz lo end the inning and he demonstrated good velo city the rest of his stint as his seven strikeouts demonstrate but in the fifth innirrg he was hit hard. Stan Papi, the usually light- hitting Oiler shortstop, led of with the long double to leftcen ler. Pitcher ,lim Rittewage and Jerry DcVannon whiffed, bu Heise banged another sing'e driving home Papi and Dwyei followed with a liner to righl to put two on and set the stage for Hernandez' towering 400-foo home run to right center Second string catcher Dan Rad ison grounded a single througl the box and Cruz drove anolh' hit into left. Rich Folkers tin was finally brought in by Scho endienst. Folkers and ' Fosle shut out the Oilers the rest o the way. So while Ihe Cardinals by los ing to the hometowners" de lighted 4.578 partisans, the ef fort got Ihem no closer lo find ing Jiem their fifth starter Thompson's hold, if he still ha it. is a tenuous one. Ricl Folkers is waiting in the wings Folkers has never really de monstrated outstanding ability bul he had moderalc succesi as a spot starter last year. Un less the Cards made a Irad by midnight last night, mode rate success by the Cards' fif tb starter might be Ihe bes that m a n a g e r Schocndienst hope for Drills Bep For All-Star Football Game AJBHOCK. Tex. (AP) -- VorkouU began Saturday for he Coaches A] I-America Football (lamo wiih nine p!aycrs nissing but eight of them in sight. The game next Saturday tight is expected to draw a crowd of more than 43,000 for he 14th unreeling. Kast Coach Johnny Majors of Pittsburgh noted five players out of pocket hut all are expected for Sunday's workout. West Coach Barry Swilzer of Dklahomn had four e m p t y uni- 'orms, but three missing play er.s have been located. Only linebacker David Smith nf Oklahoma was unable to play. He lias had knee surgery. Running; hacks Wilbur .Inck m of A l a b a m a and Barty Smith of Richmond, both first- round draft choices of San Francisco and Green Hay, re ipectively, lead the Easl. De "cnsivcly. the East leader is all- Amenca Randy Gardishar of Ohio State. The West is led hy Jessee Freitns, San Diego State quar ;erback who Tod the nation ir total offense last year. He will :cam with All-America flanker Lynn Swann of Southern Cali fornia, a first-round d r a f t pick of the Pittsburgh Stcclers. Defensively for the -West, the .inc is beaded by 285-pound Bil Sandlfer, a first-round choice ol San Francisco. Ex-Texas Toch quart erhack Joe Barnes will alternate with Frcitas. The KasL quarterbacks are Carl Summer ell of Easi rolina, A n d y Johnson o: Georgia and Norris Wcese o! 0!e Miss. Swit/.er and Majors win use variations of the pro-I forma lion. The West won 20-6 last year to take a 7-6 edge in the overal records. The contest, sponsored by the American Football Coaches As sociation has been played in Lubbock since 1970. Previously the games were plaved at Buf falo, N.Y., mid Atlanta. Aaron Would Welcome Home Run Derby ATLANTA ,(AP) -- Henry Aaron, baseball's supreme home run king, says be would welcome a homer-hitting contest between himself and Sadaharu Oh. the Japanese "Babe Ruth." "I'd like to have a home run hitting contest with him." the Atlanta Braves' superstar said Friday night. "We can do it anywhere." added the slugger, who snapped Ruth's all-time mark on April 1. when he drilled his 715th career homer. "We can go to Japan, or have it here," said the 40-year-old Mobile. Ala., native. In all fairness to Aaron, he adn.ittcd be knew litlle about Oh. u n t i l a reporter told him that the 34-year-old Japanese slugger had said he is gunning to break Aaron's home run total arid e\pected to plav another sis years in his chase. Aaron has connected for 11 homers this yenr for a career total of 72-1 with an additional eight more coming in World Series. All-Star and playoff games for a grand total of 732 Oh has 598 after 15 years of play in Japan. "I'd like to have the contest some time in November." said Aaron, who is in the f i n a l vear of a three-year 5600,000 "pact and is retiring after this season. It certainly appears [hat a contest would be appealing on a world-wide basis, since O'h has some impressive statistics to back him up. He won Japan's Triple Crown a year ago, h i t t i n g 51 home runs, getting 214 hits and bat- tirrg .355. In 196-!. the 5-10, 180- pounder slammed 55 homers, a Japanese record. In Le Mans 24 Hour Endurance Race Matra Dominates Early Going I,F, MANS, Franco TAP) -- | ·'our Kfonch M a t r a speedsters. icoking their third straight vie- ory here, swept into a solid (.·»·] y lead in the 24 Hours of ho Mans nulo race Saturday. French drivers rolo and Henri Pcsca- Larroussc led :tieir tcnininatcs from the starting Hag. and only one nf the -ID- car field--a British Gulf-Ford driven by Britons Derek Bell md Mike Hailwodd- -could even keep the French cars in sight, j The second ear of the G u l f ' team--the only one to constitute a serious challenge to the Matras--dropped h a l f w a y down the field with fuel p u m p problems on the first lap and a spin an hour later, but Australian Vorn Schppan and Sweden's Ueine 'Wisell plugged on in hofcs the endurance test would break the Matras. The experimental turbo- c h a r g e d Porsche Carrera coupes were keeping up on the pace in a tight battle with the 4-year-old open Porsche 908 of private entrants Culler mo Ortega and Fausto Merello of Ecuador, a British DP. Cadcnel- Ford and a French Ligier- Alaserati, With the supremacy of the Matras. in the absence of the Alfa-Romco team, well advcr- ti sed in advance, the c ro wd iround (he 3.4-mile circuit was. well below the 300,000 mark of; previous years, despite fine, warm weather. The special grand touring class for modified coupes provided the closest racing for the crowds, with eight Porsche Javreras split by two Ferrari Daytonas, often racing nose to .ail and with alt LO cars alt within a span of a couple of miles. Easily Beats That Of Nicklaus Miller's Golf Day Score Lowest Johnny Miller, the 1973 U. S. Open champion, hunched over a four-foot, sidehill putt for a par ^ on the 17th green at Tanglewood Golf Course near Winslon-Salem. The occasion was National Golf Day and Miller had not bogeyed all afternoon on the 7,050-yard layout, which in August will serve as the site for the PGA National Championship. Miller stroked the ball, bul it trickled out of the right side of the cup, leavirfg him three under par for the round. Jack Nicklaus. defending PGA champion and Miller's National Golf Day opponent, let out a hoot. "That's going to cost the PGA about 100,000 golf balls," he yelled. What Nicklaus meant was that Miller, who had been hot all day and who quickly parred the 440-yard f i n a l hole to wind up with a three-under-par 67, had faltered just enough to allow more National Golf Day entrants to beat his socre. Now any man who shoots be- tcr than three under par (with handicap) in participating in National Golf Day competition on any course throughout the nation can win a famous-make "I beat the champ" golf ball. Winners also get their names published in Professional Golfe magazine. Women, loo, can take part by trying to heat the one-under- ladies par scored by Susie Maxwell Berning at Tanglewood in the other National Golf Dav match. Mrs. Berning the 1973 U. S. Women's Open champion, smoothly swung her way to a 73 and an easy victory over Mary Mills, last year's LPGA Championship litleholder. Therefore, distaff golfers all over the country have only to shoot better than one under par (with handicap) at their own courses to win an "I beat the champ" golf ball. ENDS TODAY Golfers have through June 16 to play in the National Golt Day ~ ' - $1 program. Entry fees (and tax-deductible) are md player may enter as many times as he likes. Proceeds in 1974 go to 74 PGA c h a r i t i e s , including caddy scholarship p r o g r a m s ; t h e National Amputee Golf Association; PGA Educational, Relief and Benevolent Funds; and U n i t e d Voluntary Service, among others. National Golf Day, which over the years has contributed nearly $2 million got off to to these good start at Tanglewood as an estimated gallery of 3,500 was attracted by the Miller-Nicklaus and Berning-Mills matches. Paid admission for the exhibition has already placed more than $3.000 into the 1974 National Golf Day program. The crowd saw some superlative golf. Miller, who might easily have shot a 65 or lower had a couple of putts fallen instead of "lip out," acknowledged tat he had "played good enougth to lead most tournaments." Nicklaus. experimenting with Cleveland Scampers Past Minnesota By 5-1 Score CLEVELAND (AP) -- Oscar Gamble smashed a two-run double in the first inning and Jack Brohamer and Dave Duncan later added home runs, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 5 1 victory over the Minnesota Twins Saturday. Stone Strokes Hole-In-One MEDINA, Ohio (AP) - Beth Mone. a 14-year veteran from Musk-ogee, Okla.. scored the second hole-in-one of her golf career Saturday, in the $12^00 LPGA Medina Open. Mi's Stone hit a six-iron for her ace on the 139-yard third hole at Weymouth Valley Country Club. The ball hit about five feet short of the cup and bounced in (he hole. Miss Stone struggled to a seven over-par 79 and was well back in ihr- pack at 157. Three-Run HR Pulls Tigers Past Royals DETROIT (AP) -- Aurel Rodriguez' two-oul, three-run homer capped a wild five-run rally in the ninth inning and gave the Detroit Tigers an 11-9 victory over the Kansas City Royals Saturday. The rally wiped out a four- run uprising in the Kansas City eighth that gave the Royals a 06 lead going into the final inning. A run-scoring double by Al Kaline and RBI single by Marvin Lane preceded Rodriguez' game-winning blast. Fran Healy's two-run sirrgle capped Kansas City's rally with two out in the eighth. Braves Down Cards Again ATLANTA (AP) - Henry Aaron triggered a five-run first inning uprising with a two-run single and the streaking l a n t a Braves defeated the Louis Cardinals 7-1 Saturday night. The triumph was Atlanta's fourth straight, seventh in their last eight outirrgs and 21st in 28 games. Buzz Capra. fj-2. was the winning pitcher with eighth-inning relief help from Joe Niekro Capra gave up a run on Joe Torre's bouncer before leaving the game. The Braves collected five hits off Cardinal starter Sonny Sie- 6-4, in the opening inning. , . Halph Garr and Barrel! Evans singled before Dusty Baker walked, loading the bases Aaron then singled to center for two runs, Mike Lum and Dave Johnson each singled for another pair and Craig Robinson hit a sacrifice fly. With two outs in the first, Gamble doubled into the left field corner, following singles by Brohamer and Charlie Spikes. The Indians scored their third run in the third inning off Bert Blylcven. John Lowenstein sin gled and moved to third on Spikes' single. George Hendrick doubled home Lowensttin. In the fourth inning, Brohamer made it 4-0 when he hit his second home nm of the season over the right field fence. The Twins scored their run in the fifth inning. Bobby Darwin reached first when third baseman Ed Crosby fumbled his ground ball. Darwin took second on n wild oitch and scored on Sieve Braun's base hit. Duncan made it 5-1 for the Indians in the sixth with his 10th homer of the baseball season. Cleveland starter Steve Kline, 5-8. was removed from the game in the seventh inning be- a looser grip, had his troubles and wound up with a two-over)ar 72. It was the first time le had lost in seven National o!f Day appearances. But just, as important to both Nicklaus and Miller was the look they had at Tanglewood in anticipation of the PGA National Championship, Aug. 5-11. Vicklaus even had his regular caddy, Angelo Argea. present lo scout the course. EAGER TO PLAY "I'm eager to play, my ga seems pretty solid and I'd still like to win many more major championships before my com 1 petilive golf career ends,' S'icklaus says. "Every year 1 concenlrate on the [our nva.jor championships, and this year I'm working toward them and thinking about them harder :han ever before." Miller, who set a PGA record by capturing the first three tournaments of the year and who n all has won five 1974 lilies and is the money leader wilh SI94.50fi Ihrough t h e Kempcr Open, thinks the same way. "To me, being the leading monej winner doesn't mean a bill o' beans," he feels. "If it was the money I was interested in, ! would' be out there every week trying to build as brg a leac as I could. "Going off on any old gol course, that's not a challenge anymore for -me." Miller learned a lesson though, in the Masters -- t h e first of the Big Four titles that he and Nicklaus are pursuing "At Augusta I tried some shots I never should have," Miller notes. "I'm going lo play like Johnny Milter; I'm going to play smart, percentage-type lf." Miller's clean and easy rounr at Tanglewood shows what he means, and establishes hirr.' as one of the top favorites for the PGA National Championship and another of the major titles that preoccupy him. Expos Shade Padres, 6-4 MONTREAL CAP) -- Rookie infielder Jim Cox drove in ihree runs with a single and a double Saturday night, sparking :he Montreal Expos to a (J-4 triumph over the San Diego Padres. Cox, who entered the game with a hatting average of just .215, drilled a double lo the leftfield corner in the f i f t h inning to drive in Ken Singleton and Bob Bailey and snap a 3-3 tie. Singleton had walked to lead off the inning and otic out later. Bailey was intentionally walked before Cox' hit. Cox's third-inning single, following a double and slolen base by Singleton, had tied the score at 3-3. The Expos took a 2-0 lead in the first on an RBf single by Singleton and Bailey's sacrifice fly. hut San Diego erupted for Ihree runs in the third on walk to Bill Grief, successive run-scoring doubles by Bobby Tolan and Nate Colbert and an error hv Montreal shortstop Tim Foli. Singles by Barry Foote, Mike Jorgcnscn and Ron H u n t in the seventh inning made it 0-3, then San Diego scored its f i n a l run in the ninth on a single by Bobby Tolan. Horace Clarke's g r o u n d o u t a n d Willie McCovey's two-out, run-scoring single. IlP PftlOT 34 East Center Phone: 521-6472 Business Cards, Letterheads, Envelopes, Business Forms, Tickets, Posters, Flyers, Menus, Memo Pads, Church Bulletins, Calendars, Invitations and so on and so fast . . . The special grand louring ass was led by France's lautle Ballot Icna and veteran ritish driver Vic Klford. Only one Car officially aban- ottcd Ihe race in the opening ages, a Ferrari Daytona driv- i hy France's Jean Pierre 'aoli. It crashed without in- it'ing the driver. But a do/.en cars had lengthy clays for mechanical work in e pits. : However, four of the 49 start- ·s had officially abandoned le race after three hours. In addition lo the Paoli car. le others were the Chevron of wiss driver Michel duPonl and ranee's Daniel Hrillat, with roken rings: P o r s c h e lfl-3 of Spaniards Francisco orreriemar and Juan Fernanez, with gearbox trouble, and Porsche Carrera of Frenchmen Hubert Striebig and Jean- ouis Chateau, which stopped n the raceway after a series of roblems including gelling uck in a sandbank when it lid off a corner. HEAVY DUTY MUFFLER · Lifetime Guarantee DUALS Adding One Side Including One Muffler ......... Both Sides Including Both Mufflers ........ For all American made pickups ·nd cars except torn* Eldorado* and Toronados. SEEBURG MUFFLER of City Limiti. Springdale, Arkansn OPEN DAILY 9-10; SUN. CLOSED MON.,TUE.,WED, cause of a muscle and ished up. pulled shoulder Beenc fin- Kobbs Triumphs In Formula 5000 MOSPORT. Ont. (AP) England's David Hobbs won tbe Formula 5000 auto race Saturday while driving a Lola- Chevrolet for Carl Hffgan's team from the United States. Hobbs took the lead on the 26th lap when early leader Mario Andretti was slowed due to engine trouble with his Lola- Chevrolet Special. Andretti had dominated the early running of the 40-Iap race and had a lead of more than 30 seconds when his engine went bad, dropping him to fourth at the finish. JANITORIAL SERVICE Established company is ·xpandjng to a limited number of new customers. If you would like for us fo come discuss the cost of your service, call our answering service at 521-8480. Attends Owen School Slere Cokcr of F a y e l f c v i l l p is pictured at the Mickey Given Baseball School, nhich he attended from May 26 through June 8. Steve received instruction at his shortstop position, and played in 12 games each week. Owen is a former major league player Mho caught for the Cardinals. Dodgers, Red Sox a n d Cuhs. Hank Anron has said, 1 d never h« ihe baKer I am C, n' r w e r e n ' i 'or Mickey (Jiu-n. Before he managed me |n Puerto Rico, I AIM Cw """'* 2 ° ne f r o m Mcond Sit* Chosen HILTOX HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- Officials announced Friday the 1975 Heritage Golf Classic will he played March 27-30 at the Sea Pines Plantation Harbour Town Golf Links. Donald O'Qiiinn, tournament chairman, said this is a week Jater t h a n usual, putting the final round on Easter Sundav. Johnny Miller is defending champion. CALL 443-4591 ^« CENTRAL COOUNG 1088 CHECK-UP 10 AUTO SERVICE SPECIALS 4-FULL-PLY POLYESTER CORD PURCMSED IT K MART IRE MOUNTED fREE. REQUIRED. ALL TIRES PIUS F.E.T. WHITEWAUS Reg.38.88-8*70x13 ·MY-WTY Htf. UJS-l Or,, 11.38 All SOTICIK ··g. ii-4«--» o*n 5.76 SHOCKS MD AUMMEMT »»g. 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