Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on July 9, 1974 · Page 8
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NorrtiWBit ArkanMi TIMES, Tuttday, July 9, T974 f*Y«TT«VILLi, ARKANSAS ' * ' Professional Baseball By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE East W L Pet. 43 39 .524 42 41 .506 39 41 .488 36 44 .450 36 44 .450 3646 .439 West 59 27 47 36 45 41 44 41 ., St. Louis '-Phllphia ' "'Montreal ^Pittsburgh - ..Chicago .New York GB - Los Angeles -"Cincinnati Atlanta -'Houston ' · ' San Fran . -.San Diego 38 48 36 53 .686 .566 .523 .518 .442 .404 Record Hopes Vanish Oakland Beats Perry 10 'A 14 14 M 21 24% Monday's Results ·'·"''· Atlanta 5, Pittsburgh 0 San Francisco 5, Montreal 4, JO innings f", New York 2, San Diego 1 i; Los Angeles 4, Philadelphia 0 ,55 Houston 4, St. Louis 1 ;» Only games scheduled /-- Tuesday's Games ' . Cincinnati (Billingham 8-6) at i; Chicago (Stone 3-2) 'SJ Los Angeles (Downing 2-3) at ·'^Philadelphia (Twitchell 3-1), N ^ Atlanta (Morton 10-7) at .-Pittsburgh (Brett 10-4), N ;; San Francisco (Bradley 7-8) : 'f*t Montreal (Blair 2-2), N y San Diego (Spillner 4-3) at ,-New York (Matlack 7-5), N ·!~ St. Louis (Curtis 4-9) at Hous- ·', .Ion (Roberts 5-7), N By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS "It's all over." The speaker was Gaylord Perry and those three little words told the whole story of Monday night's heartbreaking 4-3 10-inuing loss to the Oakland A's after the Cleveland Indians' right-hander came within two outs of tying the American league record of 16 consecutive pitching victories. Elsewhere, the Baltimore Orioles nipped the California Angels 6-5, the Kansas City Royals blanked the Boston Red Sox 5-0, the Minnesota Twins downed the Detroit Tigers 6-2, the Milwaukee Brewers edged the Chicago White Sox 6-5 in 12 innings ad the New York Yankees trounced the Texas Rangers 12-5. "It's all over." There wasn't much else a dejected Perry could say. He blew a 3-2 lead with one out in the ninth inning when Joe Rudi AMERICAN LEAGUE East Cleveland 45 Baltimore 44 Boston 44 Detroit 43 Milwaukee 41 New York 39 W Oakland 47 Kansas City 42 tripled and Gene Tcnace, who had tagged him for a two-ru.i homer in the second inning, delivered the tying run with a sacrifice fly. Perry allowed six hits, struck out 13 and walked only two, but one was to pinch hitter Pat Bourque, leading off the 10th. Pinch runner John "Blue Moon" Odorn gpl around to third on a sacrifice and an infield out and designated hitler Claudell Washington, a ID-ycar- old rookie starting his first major league game, drilled a slider through the left side of the Cleveland infield for a single and the winning run. It was Perry's second loss and his first since opening day. Perry was trying to match the. 16-win 'record.set by Walter Johnson and Smoky Joe Wood in 1912 and equaled by Lefty Grove in 1931 and Schoolboy Howe in 1934. ORIOLES 6, ANGELS 5 Baltimore erupted for five first-inning runs, and used Wayne Garland's 4 1-3 innings of hilless relief to send the skidding Angels to their ninth consecutive defeat and eighth under Manager Dick Williams. RAYALS 5, RED SOX 0 Steve Busby shut out slumping Boston on three hits and Tony Solaila slammed a three- run double. TWINS 6, TIGERS 2 Eric Soderholm's two-run homer highlighted Minnesota's tour-run second inning against Woodie Fryman. That was enough for Bert Blyleven, who checked the Tigers en seven hits. ' BREWERS 6, WHITE SOX 5 Mike Hcgan's two-ru npinch homer in the 12th inning off reliever Stan Bahnsen lifted the Brewers to victory. YANKEES 12, RANGERS 5 Chris Chambliss ripped a three-run double, Bobby Murcer drove in three more with a lomer and an Infield out'and Dick Wood son pitched 5 shutout innings of relief New York. Messersmith Handcuffs Philadelphia Chicago Texas Minnesota California .537 .518 .500 . .476 .560 .519 .494 .494 .440 .372 114 3 4% 6'/ 2 Monday's Results Kansas City 5, Boston 0 Minnesota 6, Detroit 2 Milwaukee 6, Chicago 5, 12 innings - New York 12, Texas 5 Baltimore 6, California 5 Oakland 4, Cleveland 3, 10 innings v Tuesday's Games Texas (Bibby 11-10) at Boston (Tiant 11-7). N New York (Pagan 0-1) at Kansas City (Splittorff 9-7), N Chicago (Bahnsen 7-10) at Milwaukee (Slaton 7-10), N Detroit (Colmean 7-9) at Minnesota (Albury 4-7), N Baltim'ore (Cuellar 10-5) at California (Lange 3-4), N Cleveland (Arlin 2-2) at Oakland (Hunter 11-8), N By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS "My record doesn't indicate how well I've pitched," says the Dodgers'; Andy Messersmith, who happens to have a pretty fair record of nine wins, ;wo losses and a 2.12 earned run average. He'l get no argument from were h,andculffed..4-0 on just three hits Monday, night before a national television audience. Messersmith -did not allow a base hit until the sixth inning.. "Sure I was thinkiwg of a no- hitter," he said. Then he added with a smile, "I was thinking no-hitter in the third inning. I always try to pitch a no-hitter. Let me see . . . I've been trying for 17 years, since I pitched one when I was II years old." Expos 5-4 in 10 innings, the Atlanta Braves blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0, the New York Mets edged the San Diego Padres 2-1 and the Houston Astros defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1. Chicago and Cincinnati were not scheduled. In his last nine ·games, Messersmith has allowed just six Elsewhere National League, the San Francisco Giants trimmed 'Montreal earned runs a miniscule 0.74 earned run average. He won five and lost one in that span, and the lone defeat was 1-0 on an unearned run. Despite his success, Messersmith says he hasn't changed all that much from last season, when he was 14-10 with a 2.70 ERA. GIANTS Relief pitcher EXPOS 4 Randy Moffitt tripled home the winning run in the 10th inning lor the Giants after leadoff man Mike Phillips i ad reached first on an error )y Expo second baseman Larry Lintz. BRAVES 5, PIRATES 0 Atlanta's Max Leon, 1 making his firs.t start of t season, blanked. Pittsburgh' on hits, and the Braves took advantage of errors by Pittsburgh second baseman Rennie Stennett .and left, fielder Willie Stargell to -score 'four unearned runs in the fourth innirfg. METS 2, PADRES 1 Harry Parker and Bob Miller combined on a six-hitter and the Mets defense came up with three double plays in stopping the'Padres. ASTROS 4, CARDS 1 Doug Rader smashed a two- run homer on an 0-2 the fifth inning to help Housr ton's Tom Griffin post his 10th victory of the season. Houston Pops St. Louis For 4-1 Win HOUSTON (AP) - Houston Astros pitcher Tom Griffin has lis 10th victory but he says il didn't come as easy as it might appear. The. Astros - sparked by Doui Raider's two-run home run and some fine defensive play, defeated the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-1, Monday night. Griffin, who has lost only three times -this year, scattered nine hits for. the victory. The Cardinals' ace righthander, Lynn'McGlotheri was dealt -his fourth defeat. "I didn't have my good stuff and I had to battle," Griffin said. Rader's ninth home run, a two-run blast off ' McGIothen, put the 'Astros ahead 2-1 in the fifth. Houston added two' more the eighth Roger Metzger's triple, singles by Cesar Cedeno and Bob Watson, a fly ball and Milt May's infield hit. The Cards scored their .lone run in the first inning on a walk and singles by Ted Simmons and Joe Torre. Houston outfielder G r e g Gross turned in a fine defensive play in the fifth inning. He nailed Lou Brock at the plate to complete a double play. Simmons hit a fly ball to League Leaders By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE - BATTING (190 at bats)-'Carew, Min, .382; Hargrove, '"Tex, .342. -- RUNS--D.AHen, Chi, 54; Campaneris, Oak, 53. RUNS BATTED IN-Burroughs, Tex, 69; D.Allen, Chi, 60. H I T S -- C a r e w , Min, 12?-. Eurii, Oak, 99. DOUBLES--Rudi, Oak. 23; Briggs, Mil, 20; Burroughs, Tex, 20. TRIPLES--Rivers, Cal, 7; .Otis, KG, 7; Hisle, Min, 6; - ..Campaneris, Oak, 6. HOME HUNS--D.Allen, Chi, 22; Hendrick, Cle, 16; Mayberry, KC, 16; R.Jackson, Oak, '16. ' S T O L E N BASES-North, 'Oak, 34; Campaneris, Oak, 23. PITCHING (7 Decisions)-: G.Perry, Cle, 15-2, .882, 1.45 Sprague, Mil, 6-1. .857, 2.37. . , · STRIKEOUTS-N.Ryan, Cal, ·, 181; G.Perry, Cle, 128. Campbell-Bell Members of Campbell-Bell's 1974 Little League baseball entry include (top row), from left, Greg Jones, Darren Farrish, Randell Sisemore, Carlos York, Marc Jones, Scott Black, Bert Wright and Lewis Maliaffey. (Front row) Charles Dodson, Jeff Swonger, Nathan Hoog, Brian Garner, Rob Sharp, Alex Sharp, Norman Weerns arid' Mark Roberts. Coaches for this year's team are Ray Sisemore, left, and Randall Wright. ;(TIMESplio- to by Ken Good) In British Open Nicklmis Is Favored LYTHAM ST. ANNE'S Eng-thick rough,: tough traps and right now." Gross in medium right field and Brock tagged at third base and a'tternpted to score after the catch. The Astro rookie caught'the.ball and fired in almost one motion and catcher Milt May made an excellent play at the plate. "That was a super throw," said Griffin. "After Brock was tagged out, I .threw hard and really felt built up after that." Metzger also made a great play when the shortstop fielded Reggie Smith's grounder on. the second base side and threw him out in the seventh. "That'kept them from scoring, just like-Gross' play," said Houston Manager Preston Go- land ( A P ) -- Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino agreed today that Royal Lytham sets up "funny bounces" that can drive a golfer to despair in pursuit of the British Open Championship. As light rain fell over the 6,822-yard links beside the Irish Sea, Nicklaus announced his personal scenario for the 72- hole test beginning Wednesday. "I want to get a solid lead in the first round--and just stay there, put in front," he said. "But those funny bounces are something to worry about." Trevino, who remains a favorite with the British golf fans, iwas in his breeziest form in advance of the title chase over the uncompromising par- 71 layout. "It's true," Trevino said. "The ball does bounce a little crazy at times out there." The p wind crashing in from the sea in this northwest corner of England has something to do with it. But in addition, Royal Lytham has built-in problems for even the average golfer- blind holes. Nicklaus, 34, seeking his third British Open Title in the 103rd year of the championship, was isted by Britain's legal bookies as the 5-1 favorite among 15G players. Gary Player of South Africa was second choice at 8-1. Johnny Miller, thin blond sensation of the 1574 U.S. tour, also was listed at 8-1. Trevino was rated 10-1 and Tom Weiskopf, the defending champion, was at 12-1. Weiskopf was nursing a hairline fracture of his left thumb and said the injury was a bit painful although not serious. "This is a great course," said the rangy Weiskopf, "better than Troon or St. Andrews." Hale Irwin, surprise winner of the U.S. Open at Winged Foot, played a couple ol cautious practice rounds anc said: : "I think I'm close to playing well. This is a course that demands good driving. As it happens, I'm -not driving too well The winner of the four-day ournament, listed brashly by he British as "The Open" as .hough no other such championship exists, will earn 113,200. ENJOY! KING EDWARD one or a handful (TIMESphoto By Ken Good) JUST LIKE LOU BROCK . . .Bob Stephens crashes safely into second for College Club during American Legion baseball action with Harrison Monday evening at Fayetteville's Legion Field. Stephens was saje as Harrison shortstop Kevin McCorkindale waits jar the peg. In American Legion Action College Club Nips Harrison - i-:iN:-v: NATIONAL LEAGUE «, BATTING (190 at bats)-Garr, Atl, .361; R.Smith, StL, .339. RUNS--Wynn, LA, 58; Bonds, SF, 57. " RUNS BATTED IN-Cedeno, Htn, 70; Garvey, LA, 64. ' HITS-Garr, Atl, 128; Garvey, LA, 110. DOUBLES--Cardenal, C h i , 21; Stargell, Pgh, 21; Stennett, Pgh, 20; R.Smith, StL, 20; Garvey, LA, 20; Maddox, SF, 20. TRIPLES--Garr, Atl, 10; -D.Cash, Phi, 7. .._ HOME RUNS--Cedeno, Htn, 19; Wynn, LA, 19; Schmidt, Phi, 18. STOLEN BASES--Brock, StL, 51: Morgan, Cin, 37. PITCHING John. LA, By of The TIMES Staff Commanded by confident, tight-fisted righthander Lawspn Osburn, Fayetteville College Club clipped Harrison and opposing hurler Bob Fogerty 3-1 in an American Legion pitching duel last night. Denying on an assortment curveballs delivered from several angles, Osburns crafted a three-hitter, whiffing fen and walking only one. His fast balling foil, the lanky, long hits, fanning four and granting three bases on balls. It was the second straight complete (7 Decisions)-. 13-2, .867, 2.35 Messrsmlh, LA, 9-2, .818, 2 12 game for coach Dick Harris' moundsmen: Osburn successfully following Brian Holt's two- hitter against Siloam last Friday. Osburn.. who aggressively paces the hill before serving the ball, could have stopped his circuit after the first inning. Fayetteville collected all three runs then, more than enough for victory. With two out, Larry Atha produced the first run by looping a single to left which scored Randy Porter, who had walked and flashed to second on a wild throw. When Kevin McCorkindale, Harrison short- One-Sided Games Mark LL Play STRIKEOUTS--Carlton, 118; Seaver, NY, Messrsmth, LA, 117. Phi, 117; Ecology Film To Be Shown "The Living Filter," a 15- minute film on 10 years o_f research at Penn State University on the problems and benefits of using land application of treated effluent rather than discharging it into streams 6r rivers, will be shown at 3:30 p.m. in Iht University oJ Arkansas Agriculture Building, Room 115, on Wed., July 10. A discussion of the film's ·ubject matter will be led by John Marsh, sanitary engineer from Norman, Okla. The film may b of special interest to those wh3 are con«ern»d (bout the future of One-sided games were the rule in Little League play Monday night. McDonald's drubbed the Jaycecs 16-1, Evening Lions thrashed Red Ball 9-2, Seven Up blanked Coca Cola 7-0 and Cravens downed Mcll- roy Bank 9-5. James Britton got the win for McDonald's over Mike Daniels. Chris Easter and David Bell hit doubles for the winners. For Evening Lions, Jon Wright, Barry Gebhart and winning pitcher David Paschal had doubles. Jon Harlan and Blake Kinsey doubled for Red Ball, whose losing pitcher was Sandy Smith. All Brent Campbell did for Seven Up was pitch a shutout and hit a double and triple. Kelley Sharp also doubled anc tripled off loser Michael Brown p.m., after which Lewis Bro- hers will oppose Purvis in a Rebel League game at 8. the Illinois River and Oklahoma. Ronnie Robertson decisioned Kevin of Cravens Ev^ns o! Mcllroy Bank. For Cravens Stuart Herbert and Danny Woo tripled and Eugene Seklguch and Miks Williami doubled. First-half and second-hal; playoffs will begin In the Pee Wee League tonight. Hardee's In Arkansas will play First Federal in a Yankee Leagu* contest at i West Fork Splits Twinbill BENTONVILLE -- West Fork and Bentonville split an Ameri can Legion double-header here ilonday evening with the visi- ors winning the first contcsl i-0 but losing the second 4-2. West Fork got single runs in _he first three innings and then scored three in the fourth to ice the victory. Bob Gaudle lad an important double am Duane Dunkle a RBI sacrifice :ly for West Fork. Tom Shackleford picked up the win for West Fork. In the second game Benton ville took a 4-0 lead before Wes Fork loaded the bases in th seventh. Ronnie Bradloy's long shot that was lipped over thi centerfield fence was ruled : ground rule double rather than a home run, still giving Bentonville the victory. West Fork is now 7-12 on the season and will play Fayetteville' College Club Friday at 6:00. top, kicked Hick Karnbach's ^rounder, Atha hurried home. Then, on a rare, perfectly coordinated hit-and-run : play, Karnbach broke for third while right - handed - hitting Bobby itephens ground an RBI single hrough the hole vacated by the Harrison third baseman. .That ·un concluded the Fayetteville icoring. In the fifth, Shelby jizemore lashed the only extra base hit of the game. It was long liner to center that lounded over the fence lor a ground rule double. Sizemore, however, expired on second. Harrison tallied its lone run, unearned, in the third on a walk, two errors, and a scratch single by Bill Gregg which swept shortstop Stephens too deeply into the hole to make play. Modest jams in the second and fifth failed to ruffle the unflappable Osburn who struck out four straight batters "n the late going. On the last play of the game, with two away in the top of the seventh, Harrison's Gregi Wilson lashed a base hit beyom the first base bag. Wilson rounded first and sought second, but Jackie Davis, nimbly retrieving the ball in right, pegged a knee-high strike lo Stephens covering second. Stephens had to wait for Wilson to slide into the tag. The triumph was Fayette. ville's 23rd in 29 contests. V AUGH BATTERY / ^ /pi I V .^V'.'Wrt v-3oWi A - i 1 t · » ,. . d-1 Well ID DO -[wji

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