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10 · M»rthw«W ArkanMi TIMES, Friday, Aug. 16, 1974 ^_ MVrrTIVILI.1, ARKANSAS Professional Baseball .636 .597 .538 .504 .454 .385 '. National ".'' East ; W L Pet. St. Leuil S2 57 ·PWltphia 60 58 i Pittsburgh 59 59 .·Montreal 5S 60 · 'New York 51 63 '.Chieafo 4* 67 Weit L»i Angelei 75 43 Cincinnati 71 48 Atlanta S3 54 -·Houiton '59 58 ·'San Fran 54 65 ; 'San Diego 47 72 ' . Thartdiy'i Game : Chicago 5, Houston 3 ; ; Only game scheduled ; Friday's Games San Diego (Freisleben 8-6) at : Chicago (Kremmel 0-1) ; Philadelphia (Carlton 14-7) at Atlanta (P. Niekro 13-9), N '. New York (Koosman 11-8) at 'Cincinnati (T.Carroll 4-0), N .' r.os Angeles (Sutlon 10-8) at TPiltsburgh (Ellis 8-8), N Houston (Dierker 7-8) at -.Montreal (Rogers 12-4), N - San Francisco (Caldwell H-3) ; at St.Louis (Gibson 6-10), N American League East : ; W L Pet. [Boston 64 53 .547 Cleveland 59 55 .518 ^Baltimore « 58 .504 ·New York 57 59 .491 ·Milwaukee ' 56 62 .475 ·Detroit 55 « .466 West 89 SO 62 59 60 58 47 GB Against Oakland Tonight -Oakland :: Kan City :Chle»j« ',. Texas Minnesota California 54 58 60 «1 72 9V4 11 22 .580 .534 .504 .500 .487 .395 Thursday's Games Cleveland 4, Minnesota 1 Baltimore 2, Chicago 1 Only fames scheduled Friday's Games , Chicago (Bahnsen 10-13 and Kustek 0-0) at New York (Dob son 10-14 and Tidrow 9-9), 2 Minnesota (Hands 4-4) at Boston (Mariehal 5-1), N Texas (Bibby 16-11) at Cleveland (Bosman 5-1), N Kansas City (Dal Canton 7-5) at Baltimore (Grimsley 13-10), N Detroit.(Lolich 13-14) at Oak : Milwaukee (Wright 8-17) at -- · (Ryan-15-125, ,N niBiwnuiMiniPiffliif t League Leaders National League , BATTING (275 ' at · bats)-Garr* Atl, .364; .Gross, Htn, \323. ' ' ··'.· RUNS-Morgan, Cin, 85; .Schmidt, Phi, 82. · RUNS BATTED IN--Schmidt, Phi, Si5 Bench, Cin; 90. · HITS--Garr. Atl, 178; ·; D.Cash, Phi, 150; Garvey, LA ISO. :·: DOUBLES--Cardenal, Chi "J7r SUrgellv^Pgh,, 27; Bench. '.Cin, .27; ''Morgan, Cin, 27; A.OIfref. -Pgh; 26; Zisk, Pgh ';K; Rose Cin, 26. ' ··, . · TRIPLES--Garr, Atl, ' 15; ·.A.Oliver, Pgh, II. ;· HOME RUNS--Schmidt, Phi 27;.Wynn, LA,' 27; Bench, Cin STOLEN BASES-Brock, StL JO; Morgan,'Cin, 50. PITCHING (12 Decisions)-John, LA, 13-3, .813, 2.58 Cald well, SF, H-3, .786, 3.15. STRIKEOUTS-Carlton, Phi 181; Messrsmth LA, 162. American LeaguE BATTING (275 at bats)-Carew, Min, .365; Hargrove Tex, .347. .RUNS--D.Allen, Chi, 79 Grieh. Bal. 73. .RUNS BATTED IN--Bur roughs, Tex, 86; D.Allen, Chi · · H I T S--Carew, Min, 165 Scott, Mil, 133; Money, Mi 133; Riveri,' Cal, 133; Rud Oak, 133. DOUBLES--Rudi, Oak, 32 Seell, Mil, 29. TRIPLES--Rivers, Cal, 11 Otis, KC. 9. HOME RUNS -- D. Allen, 31; Burroughs, Tex, 22. S T O L E N BASES-North O«k, 43; Rivers, Cal, 30. ; PITCHING (12 Decisions)- G.Perry. Cle, 16-7, .696, 2.4 · Tiant, Bsn, 18-8, .692, 2.82. STRIKEOUTS--N. Ryan, Ca 2*0; Blyleven, Min, 174. TL Stars Drop Texas Rangers SHREVEPOilT, La. (AP) -Baseball was played for Ih f*n» in Thursday night'* gam between the American Leagu Texas Rangers and Ihe Texa · League All-Stars. ··' Ringer Manager Billy Mar tin, a former New York Yanke infilder, joined Ihe friendl match along with coaches Jack ie Moore and Charlie Silvera Th« Texts League won 10-5. ' Martin committed two erro. ; that led to four unearned run for the Texas Leaguers, whi: Moore played catcher for tw innings and Silvera was a pine runner. Th« All-Stan were trailing 1 in the third inning when the itored three runs. El Paso · Mike Miley had a triple ai Jerry Humphrey of Arkansas single to highlight the inning. -.-· Th« winning p i t c h e r wa J«ck»on Todd of Victoria, wh pitched on* inning of relief. Dave Nelson had a two-ru ·Ingle and Mike Hargrove two-run doubli for the Ranger Purvis Sporting Goods Members or (he 1974 Purvis Sporting Goods girls Softball earn were (front row, leff lo right) Sadhara Mlshra, Sandhya Mishra, Leslie Macey, Lee Ann Wnite and Susan Young; middle row:. Lynn Jones, Bobbie Kecne, Nancy rennington, Marsha Melton and Pant Boudrey; top rows Coach Pat Boudrey, Liz Reagan, Lynda England, Kim White and Julie Taylor. ' All Lions To Play y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Some of the Detroit Lions lay be pussycats by the end of night's National Football eague exhibition against the akland Raiders. Lions Coach Rick Forzano nnounced Thursday · that his cam "would use everyone we an against Oakland" despile he facl that many-of the strik- ng veterans have been in camp nly a [ew days. Oakland is expected to slart veleran at each position as cotball tans will get their first ibk this weekend at many la- liliar faces who have stayed way from , camp because of NFL .Players ..Ass'oelalion trike..,'The strike .has; been mstgjined -foif. two weeks 'while, qth -sides go 'back to the bar- aMngl'table. Saturday, the .New York Gi- hts play the New York Jets at lew Haven, Conn." Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, .Baltimore !ays Cleveland at Tampa, la., 'Cincinnati faces Atlanta t Ga. Tech, Chicago is at reen Bay, Houston is at Dalas, · and 'Kansas City is at Los ngele's. Denver is at San Francisco n Sunday while St. Louis plays an Diego at Seattle, Buffalo .Washington and New Or- eans is at New England. Min- esola is at Miami in Monday ight action. RESUMED THURSDAY Both sides resumed talks 'hursday' in Washington for bout 114 hours before breaking nto subcommittees to discuss pecific issues ~not ·· disclosec lublicly. : . ' Both ' players. , and owners vere expected to go 'at it'hare oday when federal mediator V.J. Usery returned to guide he lalks. Usery was absent be ·ause of a speaking engage mcnt Thursday. In Ftiilerlon, Calif., Los An [eles Rams Owner Carrol losenbloom said of the strike 'No matter what happens iron now on, we have all lost." San Francisco 49er running back Vic Washington:' was raded to the Houston Oilers in relurn for a first-round draf choico in 197G and a third-round :hoicc in 1977. Washington had aroused 1 the re of 49ers Coach Dick Nolan, vho had sent him out of camp or missing practices . and meals. It was also a bad day for an- itlier Washington. ANKLE SURGERY The Denver Broncos an- lounced that wide receiver iene Washington would need urgery on his ankle and miss he corning season. Washington came lo - Denver rom Minnesota in 1973. Punter Bobby Joe Green, a ,4-season .veteran, and defensive end Mel Tom retired from he Chicago Bears, who traded tick return .specialist Cecil Turner to the 49ers for halfback John Isenbarger arid light end Dick Wilcher. The San Diego · 'Charger traded Ron Smith lo the Oak land Raiders. Smilli, a veleran strong side safety, led th American * Foolball Conferenc with a 13-yard punt return av erage.'The Raiderfc will provid undisclosed draft choices in re turn. Most coaches, meanwhile were not jumping to push thei rookies and free agents out int Ihe streets. . New England--Coach Chuci Fairbanks- was trying to sor through about a 100 candidate for his team and wasn't tha impressed with his returnin veterans. He said the veterans didn have a weight problem bu were not in condition to hit. Denver Coach John Ralsto made similar observations. Juan Gisbert Knocks Connors Out Of Open TORONTO las seemed and Jimmy that Chris Evert Connors were in- (AP) -- Lately itjCidcd the opening-set, Connor it five backhands into the net "It's not so important now, onnors said. "I've won th Vimbledon title and I'm axed and loose." Gisbert was ecstatic afte eating Ihe top-ranked pi rom Belleville. 111. "It was one of Ihe bigge vins of my career," said Gj separable, both in and out of .he winners circle. Bolh tennis stars won at won the at In- Wimbledon and both U.S. Clay Courts dianapolis. But an unheralded Spaniard, Juan Gisbert, finally came between the two stars in the $130,000 Canadian Open tennis championships. Gisbert toppled the lop-ranked Connors 7.6, 6-2 Thursday in third-round competition, while Miss Evert continued on with an imposing 6-0, 6-0 victory over Laurie Tenney. Connors said that .at times during the malch he "seemed lo lose inlerest a little bit in the malch." It was Connors' ground strokes that got him into difficulty. In the tiebreaker that de- Outlook For Tennessee Vols Seen As Less Than Favorable ert. "My game was steady. id not expecl to beat Mm." Miss Evert's victory cam after she had lost only U ;ames in winning her.Wedne ay match. Jeanne Everb joined h more-heralded older sister advancing by beating Paulin Peisachov of' Israel 6-4, vhile American Julie Heldma also won, y defeating Racqu iscafre of -Argentina 6-2, 6-0. Others playing today a f t ? vinning Thursday were Maiiu Jrantes, Hans Pohman, To )kker, Harold Solomon, Bjo Borg and Guillermo Vilas KNOXVILLE --Whether it's blessing or a curse may be debatable, out ' the Tennessee Vols \yill be spared the pressure of living up to gaudy expectations when they report to cam- ius today for the start of foot- jail practice. For the first time in several ;easons, gridiron prog nos lien- OTS have been acting with not7 Pble rustrai.it in assessing the Volunteers' outlook. One maga- ziiv wc"t so far as to suggest Tennessee might lose five of its "irst six games, projecting a lypothetical victory over Tulsa as the only break in an otherwise uninterrupted string of defeats. Turning their predictions to ieagiie Warfare, the clairvoyants have picked Bill Battle's iroops to finish anywhere from third to seventh in the Southeastern Conference. Alabama and LSI! have been overwhelmingly selected for the top two oerths. An uncertain defense, still licking wounds inflicted during an unaccustomed assault on its goal line during the 1973 season, is the source for most of the skepticism concerning the Vols' prospects. Battle's chief goal in spring practice was to reinforce defensive unit that was a little too pliabls by Big Orange standards. Understandably, Ihe experts chose. not to crawl out on a limb in predicting great achievements for the Vols until evidence was in hand that the defense had remedied its woes of last year. The opportunity to measure improvement will be afforded in short order as explosive UCLA comes to Knoxville September 7 for the season opener. FORMIDABLE DEFENSE Tennessee backers had their hopes for a more formidable defense bolstered when Trainei Tom Wall reported that senio: linebacker Hank Walter has [ully recovered from a knee injury that sidelined him mos of last season. The coaches think Waller, who was brillian early combat and even snared nalional lineman-of-the week honors against Auburn las the capability to set Ihe tone for a more slubborn defen sive effort. There is less concern abou propects for ' a strong offense inasmuch as the Hunlsvilli Houdmi. Condredge Holloway again will be at the controls The pre-season all-SEC quarter back passed up spring foolba favor, of baseball, but hi occasional visits to the footba practice field left little doub that Holloway would adap swiftly lo the Vols' new Vee offense. "The .coaching staff worrying most about th situation at linebacker and th running back positions," sai Battle. "We lack esfablishe depth and must count on som young players developing fast. The Tennessee-UCLA gam w i l l be telecast nationally b ABC-TV as the kickoff for it 1974 coverage. V AUGHNJ BATTERr Jf co. / m m "apjg r ndians Win 4-2 Perry Shackles Minnesota y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Gaylord Perry's on a winning Teak . one in a row. the Earlier in Hie baseball sea- on, that would have been a 3ke. But it isn't now to leveland Indians' pitcher. Perry, who won 15 straight in ne strelch this year, was on a x-game losing streak before hursday night's 4-2 victory ver the Minnesota Twins. In the only other American eague game, the Baltimore Holes nipped the Chicago Vhite Sox 2-1. And in the only "ational League game, the Chiago Cubs beat the Houston As- ros 5-3. "I've'never had any doubis in my iibilily lo pitch," said Perry, who hadn't won a game Billy Williams started the I Jim York winning rally with a one-out single--the 2,500th hit of his since July 3. "I've felt great all major league career--off Ken and walked replaced ForscH Bill Madlock lenUonally to load the bases. since July a. "I've icn great an.major league career--on »\cn He struck "J";.^ 61 ). 1 * 8 j,. nn , 10 H along. I've just been in a.Korsch, 4 4 . Andy Thornton wa d b e f o r e ' M'lbouinc d i o p e d · '- valked and Jerry Morales sin- Swishcr s routine popup, leumg Murphy Shoots Blazing (5 In Hartford Open WETHERSFIELD, Conn. AP) -- "There was a very ;opd possibility," Bob Murphy aid, 'that I would never igain. "Oh, maybe I 'layed--but they play could have thought it might be shooting 75s. I'd have o find something else to do." fears are behind slump." At one juncture of the season, the two-time Cy Young winner had a dazzling 15-1 record. Now, It's a more modest 16-7. "That's the longest slump I've ever had and it has been the hardest one," Perry noted. He was taken out of Thursday night's game after walking the leadoff baiter in the eighth inning. He had given up just five hits. "I didn't want to come out," Perry said. "But you can't say it was a bad move from the way it worked out." Frank Duffy's two-run single provided Perry with his winning runs. With the score tied 1-1 and two out in the Cleveland sixth, John Ellis doubled. Miiv nesota starter Bert Blyleven, 11-14, then walked Oscar Samble and Tom McCraw to load the bases and set the stagi tor Duffy's single to left. The Indians scored an insurance run in the eighth on McCraw's sacrifice fly. Orioles 2, White Sox 1 Earl Williams and Paul Blair walloped home runs in support of Mike Cuellar's six-hit pitch' ing as. Baltimore beat Chicago. The Orioles failed to score in gled, tying the score. the third after loading the bases with one out, but Wil liams connected for his ninth But. those lim now. The chunky, red-haired Mur- ihy, who had his left hand in a :ast for three months starting n March, put together a six- under-par 65 Thursday and tied scrambler Dave Stockton f o r .he first-round lead in the $200,- Hattord Open Golf Tournament. Murph'y, who had played only wo other times since suffering torn ligament in his hand at he Heritage Classic, had a magnificent effort. IIIT EVERY GREEN He didn't make a bogey. He hit every .green in -regulation. And he had it so close to the lole his longest birdie putt was six feet--and he missed two others of about the same ength. . · ; ' "I had a chance lo have a ·eally, really low round," "said Uurphy, a veteran of seven years on the tour and a former vinner. of this tournamenl. He and Slocklon shared a i one-stroke lead over rookie Eddie Pearce and Australian veteran Bruce Devlin, tied at 66, 'ive under par on the friendly little. '6,598-yard Welhersfield Country Club course. 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