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6 Northwest Arkonwi TIMES, Tue*., Aug. 6, 1974 FAVCTTtVILI.!, ARKANSAS Professional Baseball Phils Have Pitching Problems American League .East .'Boston ^Cleveland i-Baltimore ·-New York 'Milwaukee -; Detroit ''Oakland ^·Kaii City :.Texas -'Chicago ·.California : * Minnesota W L Pet. 58 48 .542 55 50 .528 53 55 56 5V 56 53 52 52 West 64 46 54 52 56 55 .514 .491 .481 .417 .582 .509 .50 .500 .391 .482 5 8Vi 9 21 11 Cards Win In 13 Innings ST. LOUIS (AP) --. If the Philadelphia Phillies stumble in baseball National League East, probable problems be due to in the bull- Danny Ozark ac- Monday's Games Baltimore 7-6, Detroit 4-3 '.' Oakland 2-3, Minnesota 1-4 New York 8. Boston 0 - Texas 13, Chicago 8 ' Only games scheduled Tuesday's Games Boston (Drago 5-7 and Marl dial 3-1) at Milwaukee (Wright 8-15 and Slaton 8-12). twi-night . Cleveland (J. Perry 11-8) at Detroit (Lemanczyk 1-0) N . Baltimore (Hood 1-0) at New ·York (Tidrow 8-8) N Minnesota (Corbin 6-3) at Kansas City (Dal Canton 6-5) N California (Hassler 2-5) at 'Chicago (Wood 16-13) N .'·' Oakland' (Blue 12-8) at Texas (Jenkins 14-10) N Wednesday's Games Baltimore at New York . ' Minnesota at Kansas · twi'nighl , Cleveland at Detroit N Boston at Milwaukee N California at Chicago N Oakland at Texas N MORE it will chronic pen. Manager knowledge;! as much Monday night but also conceded perplexity as to how to fill the club's most pressing need. "It sure won't come from a contending club," he said of the help the Phils seek after a 3-2 loss in 13 innings to the St. Louis Cardinals. "How do you compensate?" he mused. "You do it by getting more runs. That's what the game's about five runs to get us into the late innings." Orark's Phillies, falling t w o games behind the first-place Cards in the chase for the East Division title, were bolstered by 11 strong innings from starting pitcher Wayne Twitchell. But a Ted Simmons home run, his 14th, ruined the right- hander's shutout bid in .the ninth and eventually brought on help that failed. Pete Richert, 1-1, was tapped for a leadoff double in the 13th by the Cards' Ted Sizemore, and Bake McBride was intentionally walked. That brought posely after a wild pickoff attempt, and Joe Torre popped a Garber delivery off the left- center field wall for the winning hit. "I can't be overly dissatisfied with the way Richert's pitched lately," Ozark said, however, "and even with Garber giving up the base hit. The ball was high. He had to get it over the plate. "But I don't have that guy but there in the bullpen I'd like to have," the Phils' manager admitted. "If I had, things might be different." ~ Phils lamented second-line City, St. Louis Philaphia Pittsburgh -'Montreal New York ' Chicago NATIONAL LEAGUE East W L Pel. 57 52 55 54 52 57 50 56 47 .523 .505 .477 .472 .448 .434 46 60 West Los Angeles 73 37 .664 Cincinnati 66 45 .595 Atlanta 56 53 .514 · San Fran" 50 62 .446 hSan Diego 45 67 .402 i Monday's Results Houston 7, San Francisco 2 : New York 10, Montreal 4 Los Angeles 6, Cincinnati 3 St. Loin's 3," Philadelphia 2, 13 ·innings · Atlanta 9, San Diego 7 Only games scheduled Taesday's Games 1 St.Louis (McGlothen 12-7 and Forsch 3-2) at Montreal (Torrez 9-7 and Rogers 11-13), twi-night · : · Chicago (Todd 2-1) at Philadelphia (Carlton 13-7), N : New York (Koosman 11-7) at ^Pittsburgh (Ellis 78), N Cincinnati (T. Carroll 3-0) at Los Angeles (Sutton 9-8), N Astlanta (P. Niekro 11-9) at San Diego (Grief 6-12), N .'' Houston (Griffin 11-4) at San -Francisco (Halicki 1-4), N ·-Wednesday's Games Chicago at Philadelphia, N New York at Pittsburgh, N St. Louis at Montreal, N Atlanta at Houston. N Cincinnati at Los Angeles. N .; Only games scheduled West W . Pet. GB ,E1 Paso 63 48 .568 .San Antonio 58 54 .518 514 :;Amarill» ' 57 55 .509 6% '-.Midland 54 57 .486 9 V : East W L Pet. GB 'rVictoria . 63 50 .558 -^Arkansas , 62 50 .654 % iShreveport 48 64 .429 Wfi I Alexandria 42 49 .378 20 ;. Monday's Results . ,',' Arkansas 11, Victoria 2 .'. Alexandria 8, Shreveport 1 / San Antonio at Amarillo, ppd. rain · El Paso at Midland, ppd. ruin pitching, Cards Manager Jchoendienst praised his club's current abundance. "We've just got to keep getting ft," he said of relief provided by Al Hrabosky. Rich Folkers and Mike Garman, 3-2, who followed Bob Gibson. Of 13 games the Cards have won in 16 since July 19, Hrabosky has picked up the decision three times and Folkers Hrabosky two each. "They're wonderful," tained Simmons, the. catcher. "The only tonight was that Gibson didn't get any credit. He pitched whale of a ball game." Purvis Nails Second In State Tourney CONWAY -- Losing only to c h a m p i o n Clinton, Purvis Sporting Goods of Fayetteville finished -second in the State Semipro Baseball Tournament which concluded here Sunday. Purvis, which defeated Minden. La., 6-3 and Newport 8-5 in the tournament's first weekend, remained unbeaten by dawning Texarkana 9-5 Friday night. The Fayetteville te_arn beat Texarkana again Saturday by the same score, hut then lost 9-1 to Clinton Saturday night. In the finals Sunday 'afternoon, lefthander. Randy Thomas struck out' 13 and allowed just three hits as Clinton won 10-0. The loss left Purvis with a 30-9 record for the season. Lonnie McCleland was the winner for Purvis Friday night, scattering eight hits and four out seven, was Mark TOO LATE TED . . .Philadelphia's Larry Bowa slides sajely into home plate under the tag of Ted Simmons during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals Monday evening in St. Louis. Bow scored on a hit to right field by Willie Montanez As Chicago Fire Meets Florida Severe Test Ahead walks and striking His best supporter Paul, who had two hits in four trips Duke including a home run. McDaniels also had a Back In The Majors Orlando Cepeda, an 18 year major league veteran, watched the Kansas City Royals sweep a doubleheudcr from the pressbox Sunday but will be in Royals uniform f o r tonight's contest. Cepeda, who was dropped by Boston before the start ol the 1974 season, was signed as a free agent by the Royals Sunday. (AP Wirephoto) ' New York Blanks Boston League Leaders Gric/i Boosts Orioles By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Baltimore Manager Earl Weaver has a nomination for most valuable player in the American League --his own second baseman, Bobby Grich. While Reggie Jackson, the sluggin outfielder of the Oakland A's, must be considered a favorite to retain his MVP title, Grich didn't lose any votes with his performance in Monday s twinight doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers. He belted a three-run homer, a run-scoring single and scored three times to lead Baltimore to a 7-4 victory in the opener, then added another hit and a ,valk in the Orioles' 6-3 triumph By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING (250 at bats) -Garr, All, .364; Garvey, LA, .321. -· RUNS -- Morgan, Cin, 76; Schmidt, Phi, 75. RUNS BATTED IN -Schmidt, Phi, 87; Cedeno, Htn, 82. ·: HITS -- Garr, All, 164; . D.Cash, Phi, 140; Garvey, LA, '-140. : DOUBLES -- Stargell, Pgh, .27; Cardenal, Chi, 25; Rose, Cin, 25. TRIPLES -- Garr, AH, 14; A.Oliver, Pgh, 9. HOME RUNS -- Schmidt, Phi, 25; Wynn, LA, 25; Cedeno, Htn, 22. STOLEN BASES -- Brock, StL, 74; Morgan, Cin, 44; Lopes, LA, 44. PITCHING (11 Decisions) -- Messrsmth, LA, 13-2. .867, 2.18 John, LA, 13-3, .813, 2.58. STRIKEOUTS -- Carlton, Phi, 167; Messrsmth, LA, 154. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING (250 at bats) --. Carew, Min, .368; Hargrove, Tex, .342. RUNS -- Grich, Bal, 71; D.Allen, Chi, 70. RUNS BATTED IN -- Burroughs, Tex, 91; D.Allen, Chi, 78; Bando, Oak, 78. HITS -- Carew, Min, 155; Scott, Mil, 125; Rivers, Cal, 125. - DOUBLES -- Rudi, Oak, 28; Scott, Mil, 26. ' - TRIPLES -- Rivers, Cal, 9; Otis, KC, 7; Darv/in, Min, 7; Campaneris, Oak, 7. HOME RUNS -- D.Allen Chi, .29; Burroughs, Tex, 21. - STOLEN BASES -- North, Oak, 40; Rivers, Cal, 29; Carew, Min, 29. ' PITCHING (II Decisions) -- S.Perry, Cle, 15-6, .714, 2.32 'Tiant, Bsn, 17-7, .708, 2.85. STRIKEOUTS -- N.Ryan, Cal, 228; Blyleven, Min. 162; in the nightcap. Elsewhere in League, New the American York blanked Boston 8-0; Oakland split a pair Don Baylor. with Minnesota, winning 2-1 then losing 4-3, and Texas outscored Chicago 13-8. Grich's homer was the 17th of the year for the right-handed hitter, who is now batting .286 with 64 runs batted in and 71 runs scored. Grich and Paul Blair combined to score 10 runs for the Orioles in the doubleheader, with Blair scoring three times in each game. And it was Blair's two-run homer in the sixth inning which broke a 3-3 tie and put Baltimore ahead for good. Blair's homer, his 12th of the season, followed a two-out single by Mark Bel anger. The Orioles got their final run in the ninth on an RBI single by Crosby Seeks Women For PGA Tour Event I.OS ANGELES (AP) -- Bing' Crosby is crooning a new tune with lyrics that should lift the spirits women's liberation supporters. Bing has asked the Professional Golfers Association for permission to invite women to participate i n . the 1975 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am tourney at Pebble Beach, Calif. Larry Crosby, brother of the famed singer and director of the rich golf event, told The Associated Press Monday: "Bing wrote to the PGA on Aug. 1 to see if it would be possible to have a couple of gals play. "The idea was all Bing's," he said, "perhaps because the public has been clamoring for more women's involvement ; " sports." There was no immediate reaction from the PGA, the players division or the Ladies Pro tessional Golfers Association. Confirmation of Crosby's letter to the PGA, however, came from Ted Durein, press director of the major tournament He said Crosby asked the PGA for approval in a letter sent to Deane Beman, head of the Tournament Players Division ol the PGA in Washington, D.C Beman was unreachable a his Bethesda, Md., home, and a PGA Tournament Players Divi sion spokesman in Washington said he had not seen the letter. Durein said tourney official women were, permitted, II would be the first time in the history of pro golf that men and women competed on the same course for the same title and prize money. "Bing thinks it would be a great idea," said Durein, bu he added t h a t the PGA "is ometimes a little stuffy so I vouldn't bet on it." The Crosby, which was in augurated at Rancho Santa Fi n 1939, moved to the ruggec easide location in 1947. It's the only tourney on the pro tour in vhich amateurs play with pro essionais for the entire event. Larry Crosby said if womer vere permitted to play in th event, "I personally don't thin! hey would have a chance." H said the four courses which ar ised for the Crosby are amon the toughest in the world, an often the golfers have to baltl ligh winds and even rain an ilect. · The 1975 tourney is slated fo Jan. 23-26. G.Perry, Cle, 151; M.Lolich, have n contract with the PGA pet, 141; Busby, KC, 131. players division and that i TERMITES ? CALL ADMIRAL PEST CONTROL Roaches, Ants, Spiders, etc COMMERCIAL : . RESIDENTIAL, 442-7298 YANKEES 8, RED SOX 0 Rudy May, making his first art since coming off the dis- bled list last week, blanked oston on two hits, singles by ico Petrocelli in the fourth in- ng and Tommy Harper in the nth. Thuran Munson and oy White homered for New ork. Fast Pitch Softball home run, his sixth of the year. David Drake and Rick Porter each went one-for-three, while Jack Morris and Tommy Neal each had one-for-four. Teddy Asbell allowed ' seven hits and only two .walks in gaining the complete game vic- ory in the second Texarkana game. He struck out five. Purvis broke the game open with a seven-run second which featured five walks, a hit batsman and just two hits. DESIGNATED HITTER Getting one hit each for Purvis were Ken Selby, Rick M c W h o r t e r , Porter, Neal, McDaniels, Morris, and Paul. MeWhorter played all six tournament games as the designated hitter and batter o v e r .400. Righthander' Jim Franks, formerly of Mountain Home, struck out II and limited Purvis ;o five hits in Clinton's 9-1 win Saturday. Danny Dunaway pitched the first six innings and took the loss. McWhorter had two of the five'Purvis hits while Porter, Neal and Morris each had one'. In the final game, only McDaniels. Paul and Selby could solve Thomas for base hits. Asfaell, who /had pitched seven innings the nignt before, hurled the first four on Sunday before By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS If you can't stand the heat, keep out of Soldier Field. Still, the unbeaten Chicago Fire might face trouble scaring off Its next World Football League visitor -- the Florida Blazers. The Fire, 4-0, takes the WFL's hottest scoring attack -an average of 31 points per game -Wednesday into night the contest against the Blazers, 3-1, who boast a torrid scoring defense -- just 7.8 points a game. In other WFL action Wednesday night, it's Detroit at Birmingham; Memphis at Philadelphia; New York at Southern California; Portland. and The Houston at national .TV liring. John Zachariason ished for Purvis. fin- game Thursday is Hawaii at Jacksonville. Chicago running back Mike Kellar, a rookie from Northern Illinois, leads the league in scoring with the help of eight touchdowns -- five of them Sunday against Hawaii to earn WFL Player of the Week hon- rs. The Blazers will counter with a defense crew of Billy Hobbs, Larry Grantham, Miller Farr, Rickie Harris and others in an effort to recover from their 7-6 setback last week against Houston in the Astrodome. Birmingham, 4-0, lied with Chicago atop the WFL Central Division, might have to get by again without ailing quarterback George Mira. The Americans knocked off Detroit 21-18 last week on a nine-yard touchdown run late in the game by Mira's sub quarterback Matthew Reed. The struggling Wheels, 0-4, figure they can finally get rolling with passer Bubba Wyche and running back Jesse Mims leading the way. Memphis, 3-1, will try to wear down the Bell, 2-2, with the WFL's No. 2 and No. 3 rushers. John Harvey has 261 yards in 48 attempts for the Soulhmen and J.J. Jennings has 243 yards in 57 carries. Philadelphia defenders have been allowing only 233 yards per game overall and Bell quarterback Jim Corcoran has thrown for a total of 712 yards. New York, 2-2, has the league's top rushing offense, led by Bob , Gladieux (263 yards), Andy Huff (139) and Jim Ford (114). The Sun, 2-2, will reply w passer Tony Adams -- 52 of 92 for 708 yards - and runner Kermit Johnson -- 70 carries for 242 yards. , Houston, 2-2, looking for more scoring punch, will test winless P o r t l a n d , 0-4, which has allowed an average of 25.8 points a game. The Texan defenders, who lav ebeen holding foes to just 9.5 points per game, must try o stop strong-armed QB Greg 3arton of Portland. The nationally televised gain* between the Hawaiians, 1-3, and the Sharks, 1-3, pits tha eague's top passer against the jest rusher. Nprris Weese of the Hawaiians has completed 65 of 122 passes for 843 yards, eight touchdowns and a .538 percentage, while Tommy Durrance of Jacksonville has rushed 92 times for a total of 335 yards. New Position MEMPHIS (AP) -- Larry Saunders, American Basketball Association director of security and operations, has been named director of sales am lines in each of the 10 league cities. Storen now owns the Memphis franchise. Saunders was a 6-foot-10 center-forward for Duke University. promotions for the Memphis! crews taking part in the week- Sounds, long championships.' Saunders, 26, served under former ABA Commissioner Mike Storen for nine months and established security guide- Action continued Monday vening in the city slow pitch iftball tournament being held t Asbell Field. In the opening contest Jug's airy- Maids defeated Br'er rans 14-12. Brad Jenkins was he winning pitcher and Tom utler the loser. David Ray aeed the losers with six RBIs nd three runs while William ryant led Jug's with five fcBIs, four runs and one home un. Whit Chevrolet clipped Uni- ersity Baptist 12-7. Mike Wommack was the winner and Vayne Parker the loser. Kenny lloss paced the winners with hree RBIs. 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