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Grant Hall Buzz Garr Animates Aaron, Even At 12:15 In Morning It seemed strange to see him sitting there all alone in front of his locker.. Two months earlier, he had been the · object of unprecedented media attention. But the Atlanta Braves had just beaten Cincinnati 1-0 on a shutout by Buzz Capi-a and a home run by Dusty Baker, and the writers were -flocking around those two. No one was interviewing Henry Aaron. Maybe you need permission, 1 wondered aloud to a club official. "No," he said. "Just go over and talk to him. He's always cooperative." Walking away, I asked rhetorically, "How do you inter view a legend?" How indeed? Oh, there were all kinds of things I'd like to have asked him, but they w e r e sociological-leaning questions that would have required long answers. The exigencies of the moment were that it was 12:15 a.m., the Braves had just played a six-hour double- really were. To Commissioner Bowie Kuhn and others, that was a venal sin. Kuhn and Aaron have had their differences lately, but they seem to agree on the importance of protecting The Integrity Of The Game. For instance, I asked Aaron what he'd said to Pete Rose when the two playfully pushed each other near second base between innings. "Netting," he said. "We wouldn't kid out there -- baseball is serious." Well, you ask, what else could he say? After all, doesn't baseball have some kind of no-fraternization rule? Yes, but anyone who's ever ·seen a game on television k n o w s the rules goes unheeded. It's there for The Integrity Of The Game. BUZZ INTRUDES As I started to ask a second question, one-year-old Ralph Garr, Jr. bolted into the dressing room. Suddenly animated, Aaron called out "Buzz!" Buzz Garr raced over to th header and Aaron was no adjoining lockers of his fathe doubt very tired. So I decided and Aaron. He hugged first his dad and then Aaron. "Hey, Buzz," said Aaron "Gimme some skin." The to' shed his baseball glove, and gleefully slapped palms with Aaron, in the proper one-at-a time fashion. to ask a couple of brief questions a'bout the .game just completed. EXPRESSION CHANGES The first thing you notice upon introducing yourself to Aaron is that he withdraws into himself a little. His facial expression changes quickly, the muscles tensing up and the eyes going a little blank. It's as if he's steeling himself against t h e possibility of saying something that might be misquoted or misconstrued. It's the same expression he assumed the night he was on the Dick Cavett show with Jim Houton, when Cavett. asked if he'd read Boulon's book "Ball Four." Aaron had quickly replied, "No." . American sports heroes, you see, are supposed to see · no evil, hear none and speak none. Bouton's book, really quite a good piece of work, had depicted athletes as they As Buzz left to go cavorting around the room, a Brave: insider sidled up to Aaron ant asked with a grin, "How do you like playing baseball with frisbees on the. field?" (The Braves management · hac given away 10,000 before the double header, and hundred; were thrown onto the field). Aaron just smiled. With lowered voice, the inside continued, "You know they knew what was going to hap pen." Aaron smiled again. It's too bad, I thought a I walked away, that in addi tion to the great home run hitter who bows to The Inte grity Of The Game, the public can't see this side of Henr; Aaron. Minnich Records 68 For Trans Miss Lead TULSA -- Craig Minnich of Tulsa University fired a three- under-par 68 at Southern Hills Monday to lead qualifying for the Trans Miss amateur, golf tournament. Minnich, who told a Tulsa television reporter Sunday that he had a good chance to win the tournament, lived up to that confidence with round. Qualifying was sterling held at both .-'. Southern Hills and Cedar Ridge. -; After today's play, the field will ; ' b e cut to the low 64 scorers, -.' who will compete at match play Z- through Sunday at Cedar Hidge. ;' Those who said before the I; tournament that the new Cedar J Ridge course was tougher than · Southern Hills were vindicated v by the fact that 70 golfers broke X 76 at Southern Hills Monday I' while only 20 broke 76 at Cedar '"· Didge. Both courses play to -; par-71. '· Greg Hays o£ Fayetteville · ;shot an 83 at Southern Hills, -· He found the same creek on two different holes. With 155 the ·.·!·; score estimated to qualify for :/the match-play tournament, · Hays will need a great round · ' at Cedar Ridge today. Ron Slreck, who played rium- ; her one on the Tulsa University '; golf team this past year, shot :'· a 38 on the front nine at South- · 7 ern Hills but succumbed to ',·· pulled tendon in his thumb on ·' the back nine and limped in alls Sunday morning. "It's t same injury Tom Weiskopf ha lut -1 don't know if it's serious," said Streck. "The do or said I got it from practici so much." Streck started to play a pra tice round at Cedar Ridge two holes. Remarkably, made a hole-in-one on the la shot he was able to hit, strikin a four-ion on the 200-ya second hole. It was the fi vith a 46 and an 84. The injury Streck was flared up wh hitting practi t's The Only Gome In Town Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Tuesday, July 9, T974 FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS WFL Opener To Have Center By BRUCE LOWITT AP Sports Writer It's the only game in town at e moment--but how good is IB game and who's going to be icre to find out? Thousands of ans in Philadelphia, Orlando, irmingham, Chicago a n d lemphis will find out Wednes- ly night, when the World ootball League begins play. And the rest of the country will find out Thursday night, when the league plays Its first televised game. Without so much as one exhibition game under its belt, the new league is challenging the established but strikebound National' Football League for the fans' attention and ticket mon- With a brand-new gold-and- ey 1C A Collects 7 4 Babe Ruth Title By BILL KENNAN Of The TIMES Staff IGA's 1974 Babe base- al entry put everything on the ne Monday evening in the .nals of Fayetteville's Babe luth Tournament and almost ame away the loser. In the nd, however, IGA's powerful ffense plus some costly mis- akes produced a 10-8 victory ver spunky Mcllroy Bank. Riding on the'outcome of the inale was IGA's enviable 17-0 ea'son record that turned into 18-0 tally after winning litcher Rick Allred personally iroduced the final out. In the neantime, however, Mcllroy played inspired ball, leading by as much as 7-0 in the fifth in- ilng. Mcllroy, the winner of the osers bracket, surprised almost everyone by taking a quick 1-0 ead in the first inning. Charles Ferguson reached first via a single, stole second and then ]ole-in-one of his career. A cortisone shot before his round Monday enabled Streck :o play well for nine holes, but the pain returned after that. He ilanned to at least start play :oday. Minnich finished the school .' Robertson Signs -; CINCINNATI (AP) -- The | '.', Cincinnati Stingers of the World \ - Hockey Association today an-; nounced the signing of center i-Joey Robertson, a former ;! member of the Cincinnati *; Swords of the American Hock;. ey League. ,\ Robertson, 26, is recovering ; ifrom an eye injury. · ; Robertson will be loaned, ";along with Brad Buetown and ·',Ralph Hopiavouri, to the In- ';dianapqlls Racers next season. ".The Stingers do not open play *;;until the fall of 1975. year as the number two Tulsa golfer. At the time Tulsa played Arkansas at Paradise Valley in Fayetteville, Minnich w a s playing number four. He didn't make that trip, however, staying home to study for a test. Streck 'was medalist with a 72, but Arkansas .won the team competition by four strokes. The low score at Cedar Ridge Monday was 71. The difficulty of the course, added to the reputation of the Trans Miss event the most prestigious amateur tournament in the country next to the U.S. Amateur Said Streck, "It's at least in the top four." FCC To Conduct Junior Tourney Fayettevilie Country Club will aold its sixth annual Junior Boys Invitational golf tournament this Friday, beginning a 8 a.m. There will be 18-hole and 27 nole medal play divisions for joys in high school and up tc age 18. For junior high golfers play will be in 9-hole and 18 hole divisions. Fifth and sixth grade golfer will compete in 8-hole and 16 hole divisions, while those in the fourth grade or under wil play in 4 hole and 8 hole groups Entry fee is $4, and include lunch, Flights will be forme after the first round of play Golfers may play up, age wise but not down. Entry deadlim is 5 p.m., Thursday. Girls Softball Four girls softball game were played here Saturday, an four more were contested Mon day night. In the first game Saturday S t a n d a r d Register burie Farmington . 23-1. Holly Horto was the winner and Becky Fe gus'on the loser. Elkins edge First National Bank 4-3 in tl second game, behind the pile! ing of Shelley Lashley. In _th final two games, Noon Lion beat Farmington 6-3 and Elkin topped Evening Lions 11-7. Monday night, Kiwanis 01 scored West Fork 15-12, Stanc ard Register blanked CS Co 7-0, First National Ban drubbed McRoy-McNair 15 and Lincoln . nipped Evenin Lions 5-.4. Beth Mitchell .score three runs, Shelley Lashley an Theresa Scarbrough' two 'eac and Yolanda Thomason an Helen Hudson one each fc First National. Rene Smith an Carla McChristian scored fc McRoy-McNair. Winning pitcher Bea Bucha non homered for Lincoln an Karen Carr and Val Blackbu; scored runs. rolled home on Joe Holt's ngle. Max. Thomas, a I3-year-oU ho pitched well under essure, battled with Allred rough the next two-and-a-hal nings until Mcllroy threatened blow the game wide open. Tiie Bankers loaded th ebaees the top of the fourth will ike Dillard; Mark Counts and ike Sadnavitch. With the tuation looking ominous IGA oach Orby McClelland opted .r relief help via Kyle Adam: ho lasted only a few batter: nd gave up three runs .for a 0 Mcllroy lead: Allred returned to the moun ut Todd Darter ripped a quick ngle t o , score Max Thoma nd Sadnavitch for a 6-0. score erguson then singled to scor im, Luper all the way from econd for an impressive. '7- arj. Thomas continued to handcuf GA batters in the bottom he fourth and the Mcllro ffense threatened again in th fth only to be turned awa; y the IGA defense. The grocers put together fiv mportant runs in the bottp'ji f the fifth as Crant Osbpr cached second on an error an lobert Leblond ' doubled ; t core the first IGA run. -Carre! trange followed with a doubl nd Allred tripled for a 7- ount. David Murphy the alked and stole second. Bot lurphy and Allred, alread .board with his triple, score moments later on a Mcllro rror. With two outs IGA loaded th ases, but Joe Holt came to pitch for Thomas and force line . o u t to shortstop preserve a precarious 7 nargin. The Bankers, desperate rying to preserve an ups victory, scored an addition ·un in the fifth when Ho singled, and scooted home a single by Steve Coker. But the 8-5 score .was n Joing to hold up. Robe Leblond singled and went im mediately to second on a pitch as the crucial six jpened. Leblond scored minut later · on another Mcllr miscue. Strange and Allret now aboard because o f ' w a l k trotted home on a misplay infield roller to tie" the sco 8-8. Then with David Murphy and Ken Wiles aboard Crant Osborn doubled to score two more runs for a 10-8 IGA margin. Mcllroy threatened briefly in the top of the seventh with two outs, but an infield roller to pitcher Allred ended the game and produced a championship for IGA. . · . ange ball and both new and J players, Gary Davidson, esident of the league he was ly dreaming about less than year, ago, predicts attendance ceeding 40,000 at some uncs. Davidson created the Amerin Basketball Association in 67 and the World Hockey As- Kiation in 1972. Both of them, gardcd lildren enched by many as step- to the '' leagues, elevise one game each Thursday night to local stations round the country. A few NFL veterans jumped his year to the new league and he WFL did sign a few promis- ng stars in the collegiate draft. The league is banking on making it through this first season. In 1975, , Larry Csonka, Daryle Lamonica ' and other older, are still ruggling for fans and stabil- y. Franchises sometimes eem to shift or die as often as e wind. Now comes ort of like hat's w h e n . the WFL. It's 1960 revisited the American ootball League was born. After about five years of gas ing for -breath, the AFL sud eniy became for real when ne of the three major tel ision networks dumped $38 nillion into it for a five-year ontract. Two years later, the FL was able to force a merg r with the NFL. The WFL has a TV contract oo, but hardly as lucrative. It's epprtediy worth about $1 mil on. provided, by TVS, an inde endent network which wil s'FL stars will vault to WFL. For now, though, the the WFL will have to make'do with some ex-NFL players coaxed out of retirement, a number of NFL players, mostly reserves, who played out their contracts, League imports and a crop of collegiate rookies. Wednesday night's games are the Portland Storm at the Philadelphia .Bell in John F. Kennedy Stadium, the Honolulu Hawaiians at the Florida Blazers in Orlando's ' Tangerine Bowl, the Southern California Sun at the Birmingham Ameri cans in Legion Field, the Hous ton Texans at the Chicago Fire- in Soldier Field and the Octroi Wheels at the Memphis South men in Memorial Stadium. The WFL is tossing some in novations at the fans, many fie signed to open up the game NEW HOPE FOR THE HARD OF HEARING Beltone hearing aids are better than ever. They are smalie'r and more comfortable. They are easier to use. And, they provide the necessary amplification with much less distortion than in earlier models;. Think about it. Then, if you feel you have a hearing problem, however slight, do something about it. Visit the Beltone Hearing Aid Service Ce'nter nearest you, ask the Beltone Consultant for a free test and demonstration of Beltane's latest modeel. See Mr. K. O. 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