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·naiiiinniiniiM^ Grant Hall Discarded By Mets In April, Capra Now Loved In Atlanta Mnnuiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiniiinninninniniiitiiiiuiiniiiiniitin Buzz Capra was baseball's 625th draft selection in June, 1969. The New. York Mets picked him in the 27th round of the free agent draft that year, it says here. Born and raised near Wrigley Field in -Chicago, Capra had been an all-stale high school shortstop. He had led Illinois State, to the 1969 NCAA College Division championship with two college World Series wins. He had compiled a 17-5 collegiate record, with a 1.58 earned run average. But before this year, Capra never gave indication that he should have been drafted higher than 625th. Spending parts of each of the past three seasons with Tidewater and the Mets, he built a good AAA record but just average National League statistics.' · Through · 1973,. .'his. minor league record included 42 wins in 59 decisions and 495 strikeouts in 506 innings, but his major league totals read five wins, 10 losses and a 4.50 ERA. "·' " So on March 26 of this,year, the Mets gave up on Capra. Five days before the end of spring training, they,sold him to the Atlanta Braves. Atlanta figured him.- as a spot starter and long-reliever, and that was his role until starter Ron Reed was injured. Capra was 0-2 at the time, but Braves manager Eddie Matthews had no one else to put into the starting rotation. 10 STRAIGHT WINS By the night of June 28, when I happened into Atlanta for a Braves-Reds doubleheader, Capra had started 10 games. The Braves had won all 10, with Capra getting credit for seven of the victories. As I approached the stadium, a businessman from Augusta leaned out the window of a cab and asked, "Who's pitching tonight?" , . ·. "Let's see, Gullett and Carroll for the Reds," I began, "and Capra..." "All right!" he gushed. Without waiting for the name of the other Braves hurler, he said to the cabdriver, "Let's go." A household word only in his own household two months before, Capra · was now at-' · tracting fans' to the ballpark in big numbers. More than 33,000 showed up that night, and he didn't disappoint any of them. He matched Gullett goose egg for goose egg through nine innings, giving up just three hits to Gullett's seven. Capra worked out of his only serious trouble by fanning Joe Morgan on a three-two pitch with the bases loaded in the third. Morgan has the best eye in baseball, and you don't throw him a ,ctirve on three- two with the bases loaded unless you know you can get it over. Capra threw a curve and got it over. FANS EXPLODED The Braves fans exploded at that point, and their applause for Capra continued after each inning. After he set Cincinnati down in the ninth, they gave him a standing ovation. He got the Reds out one more time, and then Dusty Baker won the game with a lOth-inning home run. A few minutes later, I asked Capra, "Could you have gone another inning?" He answered, "I was ready to stay out there until we won or lost." O t h e r reporters began reciting his up-to-the-minute statistics to him: "Sixty-two hits allowed in 102 innings,. Buzz -- that's amazing," said one. Said another, "Your earned run average is down to 1.32 now, Buzz. That's getting close to Boh Gibson's record of 1.12 for one season." "That's nice," said Capra. "But none of that stuff really means very much to me. The only' thing I'm concerned with is winning. I don't care if it's 5-4 or 1-0. Tonight it turned out that we needed a shutout, so I'm glad I could pitch one. But goals and records don't motivate me." DEFENDS BRAVES After the others left, I asked, "Do you find it ironic that it took an injury to another starter to get you into the regular rotation?" "Not at all," he said. "I'm not bitter about the way they used me at first, because they hardly saw me in spring training:.I'm just glad to have the chance now -- I've always wanted to be a starter, deep down." - That standing ovation in the ninth inning, I wondered -was that his first? "Well, I hate to sound im modest, but there have bee several others this year. Thes fans have been great;" What about the All-Star game? He leaned back, put his head in his hands and smiled. "1 have to admit that that's one goal I do have," he said "It's the dream of every player." "You're a cinch," I said. And he is, despite a 4-3 los to Chicago Sunday that broke his. nine-game winning streak Yogi Berra should be glad to have his former pitcher back on his side, even if just for one night. Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Wed., July 10, 1974 '· FAYETTEVILLE, ·ARKANSAS T5 Lee May Slugs Astros Past St. Louis 5-2 HOUSTON CAP) -- Houston Astros first baseman Lee May says he may be hitting the ball loo hard this year. · May slammed two home runs Tuesday night to lead the As- ,ros to a 5-2 victory over the St. two-strikeout per-He retired 10 Holsum Bread .,, ,,,,,.-,11111 m-cad's 1974 Little League entry include (Front Row), from left, Rocky · Becl, Larry Chester, Barry Rogers, Jake Page, Bill Stafford, Brad Blew. Rod- ney Franklin, Boyd Bonnell and Cliff Courson. (Top Row) Donnie Heckathorn, Jerry Shackelford, Kevin Bloom, Aarou Clark, Lucas Osljoru, Kerry Keeton, John Stallcup and Darrln Ray. This year's liat boy is Clint Clew, front, and coaches are Bob Parks, top left, Reese Siuiril and Tim Clark. (TIMESphoto by Ken Good) Byman, Grace Lead Qualifiers In Trans-Miss Amateur Golf versity of Arkansas golf team TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- 3yman of Wake Forest Bob and Fort Worth realtor John Grace ed the qualifiers 145s as match play began in the 71st annual Trans-Mississippi Ama- ,eur Golf Tournament today. Both shot sub-par scores Tuesday at Southern Hills Country Club. Byman had the day's best round, a two-under- Jar 69, while Grace shot a 70. Monday . at · Cedar Ridge Coun- ,ry Club, Grace opened with a 75 to Byman's 76. Defending champion Gary Coch of Florida and national amateur champion Craig Stadler of Southern Cal were to join match play. They were exempt from qualifying. A stroke back of the leaders were" Stale Phil Kenny of Arizona and Joey Dills of Brigham Young, now a Tulsa resident. Each carded a 75 after matching par 71 on. opening day. Dills was at Cedar Ridge Tuesday, Kenny at Southern Hills. Mark Pfeil of Southern California and Mike Brannan, a Sa^ Unas, Calif., high school gradu ate who has signed with the Trojans, were tied at 147. Brannan carded a 73 at Cedar Ridge, Pfeil a 70 at Southern Hills. Tied at 148 were Jon Fiedlei of Southern Cal and David Cor- 7. i 1 i u s , Delaware amateur champion. Corzilius had a 75 at Southern Hills, Fiedler a 74 at Cedar Ridge. Tulsa's Craig Minnich, firsl round leader with a sizzling Gf at Southern Hills, stumbled to an 84 at Cedar Ridge for a 152 total and was tied for 24th place. Also at 152 was Southwestern Amattur champ Stan Lee of Heber Springs, Ark. It took a 36-uple score of 156 r better to make the champ i o n s h i p flight, and an enormous playoff was necessary, with 19. players competing for.the last nine berths. Greg Hays of Fayetteville shot a 76 at Cedar Ridge, just three strokes off the best score of the day at that course. His two-day total of 159 was three shots off the cutoff score, but he will continue to play, in the president's flight. Bo Baumeis'ter of .the Uni- blew to an 89 Tuesday also missed the lop 64. and 145-John Grace, Fort Worth, 75-70; Bob N.C., 76-69. Byman, Raleigh, 146--Phil Kenny, Northbrook, 111., 71-75; Joey Dills, Tulsa. 7175. 147-- Mike Brannan, Salinas, Calif., 74-73; Mark Pfeil, Redondo Beach, Calif., 77-70. 148-- David Crozilius, Wilmington, Del.., 73-75; Jon Fiedler, Los Angeles, 74-74. 1 4 9-- Lindy Miller, Fort Worth, 78-71; Mike Haney, Glendale, Calif., 70-79; George Haines, Far Hills, N.J., 73-76; Danny Yates, Atlanta, 73-76. 150-- David Edwards, Edmond, Okla., -7476; Frank Rose, Topeka, Kan., 73-77; Tom McParlan, Flint,' Mich.. 75-75. Louis Cardinals!'. ; - L . · · ^ "I've been hitting the'.'ball bard, but they': haven't 'been iiomers," May said. "I don't know if I've hit them loo'hard or what.' Usually when I hit the ball like that it goes out of the ball park. This year, it's been falling short." . : ; The homers were the 13lh and 14th of the season for the big first baseman. They were only the third and fourth he lias hit in the past .month.', : - . Dave Roberts-tossed a sjx-hit- ter at the Cardinals as he'post- ed his first victory in over a month. It hiked his record to 67. . . The Cardinals picked up single runs in the first and second inning to go .ahead 2-0. In the first, Lou Brock walked, stole second, his 52nd steal of the year, went to third on Bob Heisc's'single and scored when Reggie Smith hit into a double play. The Cardinals scored in the second on singles by Bake McBride. Tim McCarver and Jack Heidemann. May hit his first homer in 11 bottom of the second and the Astros.added two more in the fourth ancT "chased" St. 'Louis starting pitcher John Curtis, 410. The Astros two runs came on singles by Doug Rader Tommy Helms, Roberts anc Greg Gross. May hit his second home : dec problems, had lost five straight prior to the viclon 1 one-walk, formance. straight batters during one stretch. Houston, i .Manager . Preston Gomez said he had no thoughts of taking Roberts out of the startin grotation if he had lost. "He's pitched prety good ball," Gomez said. "We were more concerned about his ailing shoulder than whether he .was losing games," In addition to his two home uns, May, who .was O-for-10 go g into the game, also had a ngle as the Astros pounded ut 13 hits. The Astros have won seven of leir last nine games while the ardinals have dropped, four raight, matching their pre- ious longest losing streak this ear. ' 151-- Elroy Marti Houston, 77-74; tee Miklcs, Camillo, Calif., 74-77; James Cle- =nts, Louisville, 73-78; 'Robert ligman, Clute. Tex., 76-75; ff English, Shawnee Mission, an., 81-70; Van Gillen, Conroe,x., 73-78; Rod Nuckolts, ichita, Kan., 74-77; John Pal- n, Fond du Lac, Wis., 73-78. 152--Terry Moores, St. Paul, -76; Steve Erickson, Pauma alley, Calif., 78-74; Craig Mich, Tulsa, 68-84; Stan Lee, eber Springs. Ark.,.75-77. EiiniiiiNiiiiiiiiiiiiMiininiiniiiiiiiiniinniimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiD League Leaders AMERICAN LEAGUE 'BATTING (190 at bats)Carew. Min. .382; Hargrove Tex, .335. RUNS--Campaneris Oak, 55; D.Allen, Chi, 54. RUNS BATTED IN--Burroughs, Tex, 70; D.Allen, Chi 60. . H I T S -- C a r e w , Min, 124; Rudi, Oak 101. DOUBLES--Rudi Oak 23; Briggs, Mil. 21. TRIPLES--Rivers, Cal, 7; Otis, KC, 7; Hisle, Min, 6; Campaneris, Oak, 6 HOME RUNS--D.Allen Chi, 22; Hendrick, Cle, 1C; Mayberry, KC, 16; R.Jackson, Oak, 16. S T O L E N BASES--North Oak. 34: Campaneris, Oak, 24. 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. NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING (190 at bals)- Garr, All, .361; Gross, Htn, .336. RUNS--Wynn, LA, 58; Bonds, SF, 57. RUNS BATTED IN--Cedeno, Htn 70; Garvey, LA, 65. HITS-^Garr, All, 130; Garvey, LA, 111. DOUBLES - Cardenal, Cri, 21; Stargell, Pgh, 21; Stennelt, Pgh, 20( R.Smith, StL, 20; Gar- 'vey, LA, 20; Maddox, SF, 20. TRIPLES-Garr. All, 10; D.Cash, Phi, 7. HOME RUNS - Cedeno, Htn 19; Wynn, LA, 19; Schmidt! ' Phi, 18. STOLEN BASES-Brock, StL, 52; Morgan, Cin, 37. PITCHING (7 Decisions)John, LA. 13-2, .867, 2.35 Messrsmth, LA, 9-2 .818, 2.12. STRIKEOUTS-Carlton, .Phi 1 1 8 ; Seaver, NY, ; Messrsmth, LA, 117. Pro Football By The .Associated Press World Football League Wednesday Night Hawaiians nt Florida Detroit at Memphis Portland at Philadelphia Southern California at mingham Houston at Chicago Thursday Night New York at Jacksonvill national television BI UAILY 9-10; SUNDAY CLOSED WED., THURS., PHI., SAT. KM 78 BLACKWALL ^FULL-PLY POLYESTER CORD Rer. 21.8MM3 KM 300 WHITEWAILS 4 PLIES POLYESTER CORD +2 FIBERGLASS BELTS ma All Tint Plus F.E.T. rich iv F.K.T. 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SPMK fivt i win SET ; H.j.6.43 J 4.96 I 4Do/s t For mojj B cy J Under can, · ChorgilH · WUhCapt ! ii'i 3-PIECE ' RHCHH ': SET »»S. 8.3J 4.96 4 Do,, V."Rachnl, «x- fonilon.'K," plugioiksl. DWELL Ml KM TICK TESTER *·$.?).$« 15" Hwy. 71 B North at Rolling Hills Drive in Fayelteville,' Arkansas in the fifth off Cardinal relieve Mike Garman. It followed a single by Bob Watson. Roberts, bothered with sh'oul El Paso Downs Travelers 11-7 EL PASO DOWNS 18 EL PASO, Tex. (AP) - Jer ry Remey hit a two-run dmibl in the seventh inning to give E Paso an 11-7 Texas League vie tory over the Arkansas Trav elers here Tuesday night. Arkansas trailed 11-4 goin into tlie ninth. But .then th Travelers scored three runs knocking out the Diablos star ing pitcher, Jim Officer. H held the Travelers scoreles from the third to the ninth in ning. Arkansas got a 1-0 jump i the first inning when Mike Va singled. But the Diablos pounc. ed Travelers' pitcher Ron Sela for four runs hi the bottom the first.- · , .. . . Slow-Pitch Softball I ; Action continued Tuesday evening in men's slow pitch Softball played at Asbell Field. In the first game Schlitz defeated the Street Department 14-C. Juan Fletcher was the winner and Doug Williford the loser. Nicky Wilson and Darrell Parrish had three RBIs each 'or the winners while Richard ·"ei-rell scored three runs.' Allan Westphal and John Justice had two RBIs each for the losers.-. Mr. Burger dropped Jug's Dairy Maids 8-7. Rob Wilkiris was the winning pitcher v.hlle Mike Blackburn was charged with the loss. Steve Liehln'er had three RBIs and two ruiis for the winners while Tom Starnes scored two runs. Buster Mahone had two runs for Jug's. . ' In the final game Whit Chevy edged Penney's 7-6..Mike Wommack was the winner arid Tom Keene the loser. Rob Fca- tiicrslon had three RBIs and two runs for the losers while John Fox had three KBIs and Kenny Bloss two runs for Whit. BEAT THE COST OF UV1NG Now is Ihe time to deal the high cost of living a hard blow. 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