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2C · Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Sun., Aug. A, 1974 FAYETTEVIILE, ARKANSAS Notes: Kaline, Dean, Broun And College Club Success ; The Pathus or Al Kallnc: D e s p i t e a distinguished career, the former Detroit Tiger rightfielder and present designated hitler has always 'hovered between being an excellent ballplayer and a 'never quite reached the promontory occupied by Mantle, · Mays, Aaron and' Clemente. 'Now, at age 39, 20 years after lie won his only American League tatting title, the ' veteran is flailing toward his 3000th hit, which he will probably acquire with little to spare. Once identified as the man forth between the Cardinal dugout and the batting cage. Sure enough, it was the Honorable Heywood H a l e Broun visiting Busch Stadium to tape a report on L o u Brock's base thievery. 1 accosted Mr. Broun and asked him if he might not consider himself one of the New Journalists since his ornate rhetoric was certainly an innovation in contemporary sports reporting. Heywood, who was in a hurry, smiled and barked over his shoulder: I'm too old lo be called a New Journalist. But ;with the perfect swing and I'm glad to have the sob'ri- .thc most graceful righlfielder quet." in all of baseball, Kaline now -hits with little power and is no longer able to play the outfield. Throughout the sea- Legion Illuminations: No matter what happens in the state tournament at Newport, it has been a remarkable son he has been flirting with year for American Legion n. _ nen l_ A T !l V. n ,, Viacdhnll In Fa VPtf RVlllP. [ nfi , the .250 mark. Also, it has been at least five years since - Kaline enjoyed a really .'successful season. The timeless cliche that star ballplayers don't know when to .quit seems pertinent in Kaline's case. Only Ted . Williams and Sandy Koutax ; had the strength and dignity "to end their careers cleanly. ,' It looks as if Henry Aaron will follow their examples. But Kaline has chosen to succeed Mantle and Mays as former kings who hang on long enough to play like pensioners. . Lessons from Ihe Master: · Paul Dean advises young pit- · chers to grip the ball across the seams (as opposed to .seizing the seams themselves) preparatory to throwing a fastball. "That'l make t h e ball shake and tremble a little," Paul claims. And the better the fastball moves, the less likely it is to be visible to the batter. Paul also issues a warning to the older brethren concerning Old Timers' Games: "I'll say this: somebody's gonna fall dead out .there during one of t h o s e games." . Meeting Mr. Broun: On a recent trip to St. Louis, I was interested toy a short, walrus- mustachioed man in a dazzling madras sports jacket who was hopping Pack and baseball in Fayetteville. The College Club team has won three-quarters of its games and boasts several college prospects. One facet of the squad's success has not been so glittering, however, and that was the weak home attendance at American Legion Field. Crowds ranged from 10 to 75 (against Tulsa), and the average attendance numbered between 29 and 30. In many cases, these audiences consisted mainly of players' families and friends. Despite the paucity of fans, coach Dick Harris maintains that this year's crowds were an improvement over last year's when his team must have performed principally for the benefit of crows and butterflies. T w o possible causes for the never-filled Fsleachers were the admission charge used to pay the umpires and the absence of high school baseball in this area. The former could have barred some few economy-minded patrons. The latter annually prevents spring publicity and' local interest. Nonetheless, It is this reporter's conclusion that media entertainments so thoroughly captivate most people that even a perfect season by College Club would only have drawn a handful more fans. Madison County Champs Pictured with their trophy are members of the St. P a u l (earn which won the 1974 Madison County Little League championship. Bottom row, left to right: Billy Bowerman,. Danny Ogden, John Tottey, L o n n i e Kimliall, Ronnie Mounce, Tony Mounce a n d Jerry Lee Patrick. Top row: Coach Bob Mounce, Wendall Gabbard, Bob Gulledge, Randy Brnshears, To^y Brashears, Dong Mahler a a d Coach Danny Patrick. Jose Napoles Keeps Crown Game Postponed BUI W/i/fe Sees No Change Since 7946 LOS ANGELES (AP) -'There are no prerequisites at jll for managing except being vhite. You don't have to be all, you don't have to be trong, you don't have to be smart. You just have to be white." The speaker was Bill White. A black. A former baseball layer. The subject was black man- fgers and major league base- jail's failure to ever have one. "I don't think there will ever K a black manager in the major leagues," said White, now a 'Jew York Yankee broadcaster and one of several candidates 'or the job when and if there is a black manager. .'White is not encouraged." "Baseball's attitudes haven't changed since Jackie Robinson Irst signed in 1946," he said. Frustration among blacks over the failure of baseball to name a black manager has heightened in the past month. STARS BYPASSED The Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, California Angels ant San Francisco Giants all.hirec new field leaders: in that period Active or retired black superstars Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks and Frank Robinson are em ployed by the first three clubs. They were not asked if they simply because there are nolHermosillo in the Mexican lack managers in baseball." [League. Jim Gil am tried it lack 'managers in baseball. The Cubs did not ask Banks, OAV an instructor for them, for he same reason. "The job hould have been given to Erie, and I think he does want to manage despite what he says in DUblic," said Ron Santo, Banks' ormer teammate. "I think he'd ·nake a great manager.' The Aaron and Banks cases re not unique, despite the fact hat approximately 25 per cent if today's major league players re black. Blacks generally mentioned as possible managers include White, Robinson, California An- fels' coach John Roseboro, Cleveland coach Larry Doby, Yankee coach Elston Howard, Jodger coach Jim Gilliam and iroadcaster and ex-Dodger 'Waury Wills. WHY NO CHANCE Why hasn't one of them, or somebody else, been given a chance ?"How many blacks have agreed to go down and manage in the minor leagues?" askec one major league executive who asked that his name not be used. "If you look, most of the major league managers have had minor league experience." "The tendency among black is to want to make the jump to the majors right away," h( ne year in a winter league, irnie Banks never managed in 10 minors..." The major league executive hen added another argument: 'If you take a guy like Bobby Vinkles and a Frank Robinson, ·hat do you think they're pay- ng Robinson? If they mide lobinson manager he'd have to ake a big pay cut, and I doubt hat he'd do that." COI'OUTS SEEN The black candidates themselves regard such explanations as copouts. "I have five years managing n the winter in Puerto Rico," said Robinson. "They say that doesn't count. "They say, 'He's making too much money. He wouldn't be willing to. quit now. But it would be ridiculous to think I in going to step out as a player and make as much as a manager. It took me 19 years to make this much as a player. "They say, 'You're too good a player to be a manager.' Maybe they're right. But no one has ever come to ask me what I fact no one goes to any of the potential black managers and asks them what they feel. They assume they know the answers. Madlock Keys Chicago Victory Over Pirates PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Bill Madlock singled home two runs in the fourth Inning and scored another in the seventh to help the Chicago Cubs beat the .--Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 Saur- Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 Saturday. Pittsburgh starter Jerry Reuss, who had pin-point control through the first three innings, walked Billy Williams and Andy Thornton in the fourth after striking out Rick Monday. Jerry Morales singled to loac the bases, and Madlock singled '. up the middle, scoring Williams and Thornton and giving the . Cubs a 2-0 lead. ' The Pirates got one run the bottom of the fourth when Richie Hebner tripled to righ nd rode home on Dave Parker's single. The Cubs built their lead to 31 in the seventh when Madlock singled with one out--his third straight hit--went to second on a walk to Carmen Fanzone and came home on Steve Swisher's single to left. Manny Sanguillen s leadoff double led to a Pirate run in the seventh. Ed Klrkpatrick's groundnut put Sanguillen on MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) -- Mexico's Jose Napoles stopped challenger Hedgemon Lewis with a flurry of punches late in the ninth round to retain his world welterweight championship at the Sports Palace. N a p o l e s , t h e aggressor throughout the bout, stunned the Detroit-born Lewis with a left hook midway through the ninth round and then backed the 28-year-old challenger into the ropes. Landing lefts and rights at will, Napoles staggered Lewis until Mexican referee Ramon Berumen stopped the bout at 2:40 of the round. The fight amounted to a command performace by the World Boxing Council. The WBC ordered Napoles to defend his title against Lewis and threatened to strip him of his crown if he failed to do so, Napoles fought only one other fight this year and it was not title defense. He lost a bid to take the middleweight title from Argentina's Carlos Monzon in Paris, failing to answer the bell for the seventh round. It was Napoles' 70th victorj against just five losses and was his 49th knockout. Lewis, whose nine-fight winning streak was ended, has lost only five times in 56 pro bouts. third pinch home. and Rennie sacrifice fly Stennett's sent him A sacrifice fly by Morales gave the Cubs their fourth run in the eighth. The Pirates came back to score a run in the ninth before reliever Dave LaRoche shut the door on the budding Pittsburgh rally. 50,528 Attend / Yankee Win NEW YORK (AP) -- Sandy Alomar blasted a three-run double in the second inning, leading the New York Yankees to a 6-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox Saturday before an Old Timers Day crowd of 50,828, largest in the American League this season. Boston took a 1-0 lead in the first off winning pitcher Pat Dobson, 9-13. Tommy Harper and Cecil Cooper led off witt singles, Harper moved to third when Carl Yasfrzemski hit into a fielder's choice and scored on Kieo Petrocelli's infield out. In the decisive second, Lou Piniella was safe at first on an error by Boston shortstop Rick Burleson. Bill Sudakis singled then Thurman Munson walked loading the bases against loser Roger Moret, 5-4. Aloma cleared them with his long double, which bounced to th wall in right center. The Yankees added a run in the third when Elliott Maddo singled, moved to second on sacrifice and scored on : double by Bill Sudakis, then go two more in the ninth whe Alomar singled and Maso slugged his fifth homer of th year. Boston got its final run wit two out in the seventh whe B u r l e s o n singled, Die MeAuliffe walked and Berni Carho laced a pinch single Grand Slam Starts Texas CHICAGO (AP) -- Jeff Buroughs' second grand slam lome run of the season high- ighlcd a five-run fourth inning against Jim Kaat and propelled the Texas Rangers to a 12-5 victory over the Chicago While Sox Saturday. Burroughs, who also had hree singles, drove in six runs, joosting his season total to 86. ops in the American League and one more than his total for all of last year. The 'grand slam, the fifth of his career was his 19th homer of the season. The Rangers' Jim Bibhy, 1513, did not allow a hit until the fifth inning. ' He tired in the ninth, however, giving up a three-run homer to Bill Melton and needed relief help from Jim Merritt and Stan Thomas. Burroughs had a run-scoring single as Texas jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the third. In the fourth, Jim Fregosi singled Jim Sundberg walked, Cesa Tovar hit an RBI single am Alex Johnson was hit by a pitcl before Burroughs unloaded hi grand slam off Kaat, 12-8. Burroughs drove in his sixtt run with a single in the eighth Texas added three more run in the ninth, including a two run triple by Joe Lovitto. Chicago got a run in the fift when Bill Sharp tripled an scored on Ed Herrmann' double. The White Sox' olhe run came in the fifth whe Jorge Orta doubled and Carlo WEIGHED 145 Napoles weighed at 14, pounds while Lewis scaled 141. Napoles, who was born in Uuba, first won the we] ·erweight crown on April 18 1969, stopping Curtis Cokes i rounds. He lost it to Bill Backus on Dec. 3, 1970, on a ourth-orund knockout but regained it a second time six nonths later, stopping Backus n four rounds. Since then he has made seven .uccessful defenses, the last irior to Saturday coming Sept. 1973, when he won a 15- round decision over Canadian Clyde Gray in Toronto. Napoles ' was fighting Lewis 'or the second time. The Mexican won a IS-round decision in heir first meeting Dec. 14, .971, in Los Angeles. Napoles, 34, held a' slight edge over the early .rounds, counter punching while Lewis was content to jab and move away. The fighters felt each other out over the first five rounds, a tactic which drew vhistles of annoyance from the Mexican crowd of about 16,000. Lewis finally succeeded in lacking Napoles against the ropes in the seventh round but he champion escaped and stunned the challenger with a eft jab to the midsection and a sharp left hook to the jaw. In the ninth, the 28-year-old Lewis, who fights out of Los Angeles, was all but helpless. With the pro-Napoles crowd roaring its approval, the Mexican backed Lewis against the ropes and fired lefts and rights as the American tried vainly to cover up, Berumen stopped the bout with just 20 seconds left in the round, helping, the staggering Lewis back to his corner, as the crowd erupted in a cheers of victory. BLOOMINGTON (AP) -- S a t would be interested in the jobs. urday's American League base . The Braves said they did no said. "But the old way of tak ball game between the Oaklam ask Aaron because he had in ing guys right off the playing A's and Minnesota Twins was sisted previously that lie ported worry of some owners black manager might not want to manage. That's so The game will be made up as hurt attendance because whites But shortly before the Brave "Frank Robinson manage 1 ! a twi-night double buy most of the season tickets, few years in Puerto Rico. Mau gave Clyde King the job Aaron header on Monday, August 5, said he would have taken i but others disagree ry Wills managed one season a --AP Wrephoto IGNORED .. .baseball's black superstars, from left, Hank Aaron, Frank Robinson, Ernie Banks and Maury Wills, were not asked if they would be interested in becoming major league managers when openings occurred recently. Major league baseball has yet to have a black manager Davis, Baylor Power Baltimore DETROIT (AP) -- Tommy Davis and Don Baylor blasted two-run home runs off Mickey Lolieh in the first inning and Earl Williams added a solo homer in the fourth, powering the Baltimore Orioles to a 6-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers in a nationally-televised baseball game Saturday. Left hander Ross Grimsley scattered eight hits, including a bases-empty homer by Al Kaline, for his 13th triumph against eight losses. Lolieh, 11-14, was hit hard and early. Mark Belanger opened the game with a single, and one out later Davis hit a 400-foot homer into the lower deck in left-center. Bobby Grich singled, then Baylor belted his home run to left. Williams led off the Baltimore fourth with his home run. It was the seventh homer of the season for each of the three Orioles. Consecutive singles by Davis Grich and Baylor gave Balli more a 6-0 lead in the fifth. Kaline's homer came in the sixth inning. It was his eighth of the season. Kaline drove in scoring Burleson. , Request Denied _ NAPERVIIXE, III. (AP) -^ request by the Peoples Republic of China to send a swimming team lo the Asian Games in Tehran Sept. 1-14 was denied Saturday by the executive council of the International Swimming Federation. Dr. Harold Kenning, presi- . dent of the .federation, said the IS^member council voted to re- |ect the request because the , 'peoples Republic of China is not a member. '. He said that country's application will be considered at the 'council's meeting in Cairo, Egypt, Sept. 14-16. he Tigers' other run with a single in the eighth. QUESTIONABLE Grimsley was a questionable starter. He twisted his left ankle during pre-game running n Boston Friday night, and \lanagcr Earl Weaver was pre- lared to start Wayne Garlanc n his place. But Grimsley didn't show signs of favoring the ankle, although in the seventh he slipped fielding a ;rounder and Weaver ran out .0 see if he was okay. The triumph was the eighth n the last nine decisions for 3rimsley. the former Cincinnati hurler who was 13-10 with :he Reds last year before coming to Baltimore in an off-season trade for Merv Retten- mund. Lolieh, ·meanwhile, has lost seven of his last eight games. The 'game marked the Tiger Stadium debut for rookie Ron Leflore, the former convict signed only a year ago out of prison at Jackson, Mich. Leflore, brought up from Detroit's Evansville farm team Thursday, led off and played centerfield. He collected an infield single and scored on Kaline's single in the eighth. Angels Edge Kansas City KANSAS CITY (AP) -- Bruce Bochte scored twice and singled home what proved to be the winning run, in the eighth inning, leading the California Angels past the Kansas City Royals 4-3 Saturday. Nolan Ryan, 14-11, went all the way for the Angels, scattering seven hits, striking out seven and walking two. Bochte started the Angels on their way to a two-run third inning with a leadoff single ofl Paul Splitlorff; 10-12.. Mickey Rivers moved him to third with a ground-rule double, and Lee Stanton drove them both 'with a double to left-center. In the fourth, Bochte doubled and scored on an RBI single by Rivers to make it 3-1. Kansas City came back wit! single runs in the fourth ant fifth. Amos Otis doubled anc scored on Frank White's two out single in the fourth. Free Patek walked to start the Roy als fifth, stole second an scored on John Mayberry' single. California made it 4-2 in t h _ top of the eighth when Bobbj Valentine led off with a single moved to second on a sacrific and scored on Bochte's single. Indians Biast Four Homers In Come-From-Behind Win HEAVY DUTY MUFFLER Owen Le-ads By One KREFELD. Germany (AP) -- Simon Owen of New Zealand shot a two-under-par 70 Saturday and retained a one-strokfi lead after the third round of the German Open golf championship. Owen had a three-round total of 207, three under par, going into Sunday's final round of the $42,000 event. Tied for. second at 203 were South African Dale Hayes, who shot a third-round 69, and Donald Swaelens 01 Bergium, In at 70 Saturday. MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Cleveland Indians, down 5-2 after one inning, blasted four homers and scored the decisive runs on Frank Dutfy's two-run single in tlie sixth inning to defeat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-6 Saturday. 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