Professional Baseball National league East W L Pel. GB St. Louis 65 60 .520 -- Philaphia 63 61 .508 1V4 Pittsburgh' 68 61 .508 IK Montreal 58 63 .479 5 New York 53 67 .442 9W Chicago 50 71 .413 13 West Los Angeles 78 46 .629 -Cincinnati 75 50 .600 3V4 Atlanta 67 56 .545 10% Houston 63 60 .512 14% San Fran 56 69 .448 22' San Diego 49 76 .392 29V4 Â· Thursday's Games No games scheduled Friday's Games' Â· New York (Parker 4-11 anc Matlack 11-10) at Atlanta (Reed 8-7 and Leon 2-4), 2, N Cincinnati (Billingham 15-8) at Montreal (Walker 1 2-3), N Philadelphia (Ruthven 6-8) at Houston (Dierker 7-8), N St. Louis (McGlothen 13-8) at Los Angeles (Rau 12-6U N Pittsburgh (Reuss (13-9) at San Diego (Greif 6-14), N Chicago (Stone 5-4) at San Francisco (Caldwell 11-3), N American League East W L Pet. GB Boston 69 54 .561 -Cleveland 61 59 .508 6V4 Baltimore 62 61 .504 7 New York 62 61 .504 7 Milwaukee 60 64 .484 9V5 Detroit 58 66 .468 11V .West Oakland 71 54 .568 -Kan City 65 57 .533 4V Texas 64 62 .508 IV Chicago 60 64 .484 10K Minnesota 60 65 .480 11 California 50 75 .400 21 Thursday's Games Kansas City" 3, Cleveland 1 Texas 6, Baltimore 2 Only games scheduled Friday's Games Kansas City (Busby 18-10 an B riles 3-5) at Milwauke . (Champion 8-2 and Slaton 9-14 2, N Minnesota (Goltz 6-6) at Ba timore (McNally 11-9), N Oakland (Blue 14-11) at Bos ton (Tiant 19-8), N Texas (Hargan 9-8) at Detro (Coleman 10-11), N California (Lockwqod 2-4) New York (May 5-2), N Cleveland (Peterson 8-8) Chicago (Kaat 13-9), N '. " league Leaders tffliiiiiiiiiiiHiiioiiiiiiiiimiiiraniiiJiiiiraminiitiiiiiiiiifiiffl National League BATTING (300 at bals)- Garr, Atl, .360; Zisk, Pgh, .328 RUNS-Schmidt, Phi, Morgan, Cin, 90. RUNS BATTED IN--Schmid Phi, 98; Bench, Cin, 94. HTTS Garr, Atl, 18' D.Cash; Phi, 159. DOUBLES -- Cardinal, Ch 30; Bench, Cin, 30, A.Olive Pgh, 28; Stargell, Pgh, 2 Zisk, Pgh, 28; Morgan, Cin, 2 ~ e, Cin, 28. Atl, 1 Rose TRIPLES--Garr, A.Oliver, Pgh, 11. HOME RUNS--Schmidt, Ph 32; Wynn, LA, 28. STOLEN BASES--Brock, St 86; Morgan, Cin, 51. American League BATTING (300 at bats) Carew, Min, .365; Hargrov Tex, .344. RUNS--D.Allen, Chi, 8 Ystrzmski, Bsn, 76. RUNS BATTED IN--Bu roughs, -Tex, 103; D.Allen, Ch 85. H I T S--Carew, Min, 17 Scott, Mil, 140. DOUBLES - Rudi, Oak, 3. Scott, Mil, 30. TRIPLES-Rivers, Cal, 1 Otis, KC, 9. HOME RUNS-D.Allen, Cl 32; Burroughs, Tex, 25. Pre-Practice, With Drake, Roper, Eckwood, Thomas And Coach Broyles By GRANT HALL I Drake how TIMES Sporls Editor "Great!" he It turns out that all that stuff out Jerry Eckwood hurting s back in a touch football me wasn't quite accurate. "I hurt it during track sea- n," he said Thursday. "I only ng-jumped twice all spring, at 1 strained for some extra stance on the second one." The jump was good for 21-2, ut bad for his back. "Really, e distance 'wasn't that great," e said. "I did 22 feet in the ghlh grade." He said he couldn't have jgravated his back too much iring the' celebrated touch otball game, because "I only ayed for five minutes." Eckwood began, his senior -Otball season at Brinkley at 10 pounds and finished it at i4. Yesterday, he weighed 184. I've got lo get some weight ack in my legs," he said. The relaxed conversation mong Eckwood and three wri- ers took place as the Razor- acks waited for the beginning their final workout in the iree-a-day series. CHEERING NEWS Coach Frank Broyles soon ppeared with ' the cheering ews that "we're going to cut his last workout short. All the coaches have been pleased with le practices so far." He added. It's obvious that most of the players are anxious to start in ads." Broyles said Danny Crawford 'picked back up quickly" at lefensive end Thursday. He layed the position last year, ut had been scheduled to play iffensive tackle before Chuck McKinney.pulled a muscle. Still recovering from a pulled muscle was Leotis Harris, who Jroyles said was "hampered by conditioning" because of the njury. Broyles noted that it vould be at least a week before he status of safety Bo Busby s determined. Busby sprained lis back Wednesday. The Razprbacks will work out n pads this afternoon at 6, and again tomorrow at 9:30 and 5. 'We'll have : a game-like scrimmage Saturday afternoon," said Broyles. Only those vith passes will-be admitted. APPRAISES KNEE A s practice approached, lomeone asked center Randy his knee said, with mock enthusiasm. "Have you ever seen a better-looking knee in your life?" Then he looked down at the telltale six-inch scar and became a bit more realislic. "I'm trading it in for a new one tomorrow," he said. Freshman tackle Gary Roper was sitting in a hallway, waiting for his former teammate at Little Rock Hall, Leotis aHrris, As implausible as it sounds, Roper had been unable to find Ihe G-3, 255-pound Harris. When a writer came by and mistook Roper for Harris, Gary said, "Naw, I'm not as .big as he is. I'm only 6-1 and 230." As anxious to start hitting as anyone was junior cornerback Brad Thomas. After all, hitting is what got him to the varsity in the first place. "I was alternating at tailback for the freshman team two years ago when Coach Buddy Bennett recommended that I be promoted to the varsity secondary for the SMU game," Brae recalled. "He like guys who hit with reckless abandon." Thomas hadn't played anj defense since his sophomore year at Van Burcn High, bul he started in Arkansas' 24-1' win over Texas Tech. Then he started every game last year until spraining a knee against Tnlsa. "Last year, the players didn 1 know each other yet," sai Thomas. "Now we've playec together and we believe in each I other." This summer, Brad loadec boxcars with GO- and 90-pounc concrele staves. For Ihe unini tiated, staves are used to built silos. You wouldn't expect a 5-9 172-pounder to be doing thing! like that, bill neither would yoi expect him to play college foot ball. "My biggest problem," h' says, "is trying to run o v e people. So far, I've only been knocked McNcill year. 1 out once, of Southern by Ro Cal las About Arkansas, Thorn a proudly concludes, "This lean has the best bunch of hitter we've had since I've TCU In Good Overall Shape Tech Prepares By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS There's a little extra fervor in Texas Tech's conditioning drills in sweat suits and helmets because Coach Jim Carlen says the Red Raiders face the toughest opener t h e y ' v e had since he has been in Lubbock. Carlen says of Iowa Stale, "They're a good Big E i g h t team . . . real physical and as big .as anybody we'll play this year. It's our toughest opener." Tech hosts Iowa Stale Sepl. 14. Carlen says the Red Raiders will strap on full battle gear Monday and get with it because "We've lost more football players than we've ever lost since we've been here. We lost more than any two teams together in the league." Carlen says the Red Raiders have been holding mid-day workouts because "We play Texas at 12:50 p.m. in Lubbock and we play Texas AM at 3 p.m. in College Station." Texas Christian Coach Jim Shofner greeted 127 candidates Thursday and said the sqiiac vas in excellent sha "I feel that they ers) ore as excit coaching staff abon rovc all those pre- vrong," Shofner sa ess to say we don't if depth but 1 feel ime the season ope able to challenge play." TCU has general!) gated lo the cellar son polls. Shofner announcer :or college transfer iespic, the No. 2 qu spring training b Cook, had flunked e quarterback, Steve head injury from a cident and can't ] six weeks. Two 1973 letler missing -- defensive Gregg, a junior fr who is scholasticall and Ronnie Webb, from Daytown, who his final year. The Texas Longh with two-a-day wor ulcd. Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Friday, Aug. 23, 1974 FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS (the play- id as our trying to _ .jcason polls said. "Need- anyone wo in prc-sca- that Jim nin Gil- quarlerback in behind Lee A. third practice for end David from Houston r 'ineligible, a senior passed up irns openec workouts sched- Coach Darrell Royal said it typical first-day workout. Everybody was enthusiastic. They were rusty in spots. It will lake several days to get the rust oft and get sore." T e x a s AM football coach Emory Beltard was pleased with the first two fall practices of the 1974 season as 110 players reported. "1 thought we had a real good first day," Dcllard said. "It's just a pleasure to starl with a _joup of players who know what they are doing. We look up right where we left off last spring. We're not the finished product yet, , bul the players can practice what they know instead of spending all the lime learning." SMU began fall football 'workouts Thursday a n d M u s t a n g Coach Dave Smith said Ills team looked like they hadn't missed a day since spring training ended. "It was a very excellent first practice," said the second year SMU coach. "The team prepared mentally and it pared physically, real spring and SID Appointed GKEENV1LLE, S.C. (AP) -Thursday the appointment of t'urman University announced Thursday the appointment of A r t Black as its sports information d i r e c t o r succeeding Charles Dayton, who has taken a similar post at Wake Forest. apparent they were was was pre- \Ve had a it looks like the momentum has carried over into our fall workouts." VAUGHNJ :7 BATTERY CO. Arkansas River Fish Biting From Dudley's Bait Shop comes a report of several kinds of fish being caught in the Arkansas River. According to Charles L. Dudley "fishing is great on the Arkansas River above Murry Lock and dam on trot lines." Bud McGuire took a really big blue cat -- over 20 pounds -- there last week. Mr. Dudley caught his limit of small catfish using Catfish Charlie B l o o d Bait, on August 19. He says the cals arc around Ihe rock jellies and in the swift shoals where the wafer runs over the rocks pretty fast. He recommends fishing on the bottom with a slip sinker. A seven-pound largemouth was taken by Buddy Burns of Little Rock on a black and yellow Shannon twin spin. Stripers of 13 and seven pounds were caught this week by Ronnie Williams of North Little Rock. He caught the big bass at Murry Lock and Dam near Burns Park in North Little Rock. The stripers are schooling a little between North Little Rock and Lock number seven on the Arkansas River. Many stripers of five to seven pounds have been taken lately. White single spins and silver spoons are working well for stripers and blacks as well. 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