Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 25, 1974 · Page 16
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 16

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Sunday, August 25, 1974
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43 Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Sun., Aug. 25, 1974 FAYETTEVILLE, A R K A N S A S Key Singles till Reds .'Over Expos MONTREAL (AP) - Rim- scoring singles by Tony Perez and Cesar Geroninio in the ninth inning lifted the Cincinnati Reds to a (i-4 victory over the Montreal Expos Saturday. Pete Rose led off the ninth with a double and Joe Morgan walked. After Johnny Bench popped out. Perez drove in the go-ahead run with a single to left. After Morgan was thrown out at the plate on Barrel Chaney's grounder, Geroninio singled up Ihe middle lo'score Perez. It was Geronimo's fourth run batted in of the game. Cincinnati jumper! oul to a 2-5 lead in Ihe first inning when Rjse led off with a double to the left-field corner and Morgan walked. Rose moved to third on long fly by Perez, Morgan stole second for his 52nd stlen base of the year and then Cesar Geroninio stroked a tw'o-run single to right. Bob Bailey led off the Expos second with a single to left, went to third on Hal Breeder's hit through short and came home to as Barry Footc reached base on Dan Driessen's error. Cincinnali made it 3-1 in the third when Bench hit a prouml- rule double to left, took third on an infield out and second on an HBI single by Geroninio. The Expos tied it in the f i f t h when with two out, pitcher Steve Rogers shipped a single to right, Ron Hunt stroked a run-scoring double down the left-field line and Tim Foli singled to left to drive in Hunt. An eighth-inning throwing error by Montreal second base man Pepe Frias on an attempted double play allowet Perez to score and put he Reds ahead 4-3. But in the bottom of the eighth Hunt led off with _a double and scored on Brcedcn s two-out single, tying "the score. rewers MILWAUKEE (AP) George Brett's double plaj grounder, drove in the game', first run in the fifth innig anc Al Fitzmorris hurled a three hitter as the Kansas City Roy als heat the Milwaukee Brew ers '1-0 Saturday. The Royals pushed t ;acros' three insurance runs'Win Ihi ninth, two on a double by desi natetl hitter Orlando Ccpeda. After both teams were hel' hitless over the first four ir nings, Hal McRae led off th Kansas City fifth with a single Tony Solaita singled him third and Cepeda walked on 3-2 pitch to fill M'e oases. Bre grounded to second for a doubl p\?v a? M c R a e scored. The Royals jumped on Rodr gnrz, (i-4. in the mnth on walk sacrifice.- McRae's RB double, an intentional walk Solaita and Cepeda's double. The victory [or Fitzmorri JO-3, was his second shutout d cision over the Brewers th season. He retired the first ' Milwaukee baH?vs before Joh ny Briggs singled. McRae the macfe a diving catch of Dane Porter's liner in short left, h BoliV" Mitchell singled Brip lo second. However. Bob C o 1 u c c i grounded into nn inning-cndii double piny nnd Fitzmorr allowed only one more hit. Ti Johnson's lc;u!oif single in i ninth. Texas Rangers Defeat Tigers And Lolich '*' DETROIT A P ) -- Lcnns diidlc singled home the tic- caking run in the 10th inning id the Texas Rangers went on beat Mickey Lolich and the etroil Tigers G-'l Saturday. Toby Harrah of the Rangers ed the score in the ninth in- ng with a leaitoff home r u n , s 17th or the season, and lueczed home an insurance in in the 10th with a bunt igle. Jeff Burroughs opened the th with a single, was sacri- ccd to second and scored on anclle's single. Handle went to ird on Jim Fregosi's infield t and a throwing error by ird baseman Aurelio Roriguez id scored on Harrah's bunt. Texas scored single rails in first, third and fourth, the Hies coming on a single by om Grieve, a bases-loaded alk to Handle and a squeeze unl by Dave Nelson. A double by Rodriguez and on LeFlore's single gave Deoit a run off Jackie Brown in c third. Gene Lament and John Knox singled runs home :i the liflh to tie the score 3-3. Rookie Tom Veryzer's double put the Tigers in front 4-3 in the sixth after Ben Oglivie opened the inning with a sirtgle and was sacrificed to second. The setback broke Lolich's four-game winning streak and evened his record at 15-15. However, the veteran left-hand- er struck out nine to run his career total to 2.509, moving him three ahead of Christy Mathewson into eighth place on the all-lime list. The Tiger Stadium crowd of 22.218 brought the season total to 1,016,333. Walks to Rodriguez and Marvin Lane preceded the run-scoring singles by Lamont and Knox in the Detroit fifth. Detroit became the third team in the American League this season to reach the million- mark in attendance, level. The Tiger Stadium crowd of 22,218 brought the season total to 1,016.333 and marked the ISth time in the last 21 years the Tigers have hit a million. Golfers Taking Too Muck Time HARRISON. N.Y. (AP) -Golf is dying en the putting recn." Fred Corcoran, direc- or o[ the $250.000 Westchester lassie, said today, urging an nd to the rule that permits a layer to mark nis ball before very putt. "It now takes i; player longer o putt out than it does to go roni tee to green," added Ihe tocky Boston Irishman, long a carting force in the game as manager and official. "We have readied the era of ivo-hour golf. That's how Ion t takes to play an 18-hole onnd. It used to take only two- md-a-half or three h o u rs. We re -in danger of losing specta- or appeal. It is too draggy." Corcoran's comment were imed at the relaxed regu- ations. adopted officially which permit players to mark, pick up, clean and re ilace the ball before every 'Ult. "If oes a man three-putts, he through "this ceremony hreo limes," the former PGA our manager and current di- ector of the World Cup com- ietition, said. "If he takes four (iitls, then it's inur times. 'We are playing winter rules in the putting greens the year around. We have abandoned ne of the basic precepts of the gaWe'""'^''-th'at the ball should not be touched frem the lime it s driven off the tee until it is put into the cup." OTHER PROBLEMS Besides almost doubling the ime of a round, the ball-mark ng practice has created other problems. It has posed charges f "fudging" against certain players on the lour. "Most players are very elhic al," a prominent tournamen pro, who asked lo , remain anonymous, said. "But then are some who are known t' abuse the privilege. They re place the 'ball in a more favor able position and even go so fa i to tee it up. "We all know who these guy. arc." After marking the ball, ; player usually throws it to hi caddie for cleaning. The caddi can do a sleight-of-hand an. throw in a new ball. This i done, although riot flagrantly. By pressing the m a r k i n g coi hard behind the ball a playe can. in effect, lee it up. It' also opssibly to gain a better li by maneuvering the coin. Play rs also replace the ball with le trade mark on top, using IB trade mark as an arrow ointing the direclion to the ole. It is virtually impossible to ail a culprit who may be guil- y of such subtle skullduggery :i a sport renowned for its elh- cs. However, it is Ihe lime-was- ing factor more than any im- oroper advantage gained which as frayed the .nerve ends of Corcoran, whose international golf-involvement dates back to tie 1930s. , IN THE OLD DAYS "In the old days, such a prac- ice was unheard of," Corcoran aid. Francis Ouimet won the 913 Nalional Open and never nce touched the ball from lee p cup. Gene Sarazen and jeorge Fazio once played a ound at the Masters in an hour and 5G minutes. "Walter Hageri didn't walk ny faster than Jack Nicklaus. Job Jones no faster than Ar- lold Palmer, iiut they gat round the.course in about half he time." C o r c o r an recalled that eorge Duncan, a Briton, coined the exppression: "Miss em quick." "I asked Sara/en once if 3uncan was .really.,, thai fast, jene replied:' 'I turned my head lo sneeze once and when I ookeri back, George had four- putted." Corcoran recalled that the ros instigated a change in the 'no touch" rule back, in the 1940s when they were playing on all sorts of greens, includina the cottonseed greens at Ere ckenririge Park in San Antonio. "I remember there was z meeting which Ouimet,' Joe Dey an other USGA officials attended with pros Craig Wood, Ed Dudley and myself. The pros wanted to change the rule. Ouimet and the USGA were dead set against it. But it was finally agreed that the 'ball could be cleaned once. Finally,' it was decided it could be cleaned before every putt." That was in 1960, P.J. of the USGA, said. "It wasn't ,iust the pros, there Boalright, executive director was a general clamor for the change from amateurs and club golfers," Boatwright said. Because of soft greens and weather conditions, it secnid to be a fair rule." PresSdenfs Commission Planned W A S H I N G T 0 N (AP- President Fortl probably will play a major role in resolving jurisdiclional differences '" before a House Judiciary subcommittee, will be t a k e n before next yea rbecause of the campaign and election recess in ,._. = .. _ _ _ . a m a t e u r athletics, in the o n - - i e n r l y October, going c o n f l i c t between t h e ] Although the Pearson bill NCAA and the AAU and in the j passed the Senate by a vote structuring of the U.S. Olympic i of 62-29, many oponents say it Committee. ! favors the NCAA over the AAU ,As vice president. Ford urged and could not gain House ap- in an interview that the warring | p r oval. a m a t e u r athletic parties e n d j Un:ler the bill, a five-member their bickering before Congress ^independent U.S. Sports Board enacted legislation to do it f o r ] w o u l d he set up with broad t h e m . He also rejected the es- authority to issue and revoke tablishment of a federal agency charters of nonprofit organi- to regulate amateur athletics. Izations and governing bodies. Now that he is President, Once a sports organization re- Ford can act on a proposal to | ccives a charter, it would be create a President's Com-|c a i l e d a U.S. Sports mission on Olympic Sports,;Association. It would be the do composed of prominent, i n - i m e s t i c governing group in a teresled Americans i m p a r t i a l lo I particular sport, but could not the National Collegiate Athletics ! control more than three sports. Association and the Amctcur The association would then become the official sanctioning body for the particular sport nr sports for any competition U.S. amateur also calls for Athletic Union. Forcl said he f a v o r s the proposed covnmission over Senate- passed lc'j|islation, now before j d i i c c t l y related lo qualifying the House, which would cstab-|a t h 1 e t i c s for internationa' e v e n t s , including national championships cr -Olympic, trials. Under the bill, the sports or ganization must agree to arbi tration. If not, an athlete woulc take his case to a U.S. District Court. The sports board coult revoke the organization's char ter, if it did not agree to arbitration. Last month in a magazine in tervicw. then-Vice President Ford said, "The Amateur Athletic Act of I!)?-!, sponsored by lish a federal government agency to regulate sports. The bill binding arbitration in sports disputes which the President supports. Hearings or. the measure, introduced by Sen. James B. Pearson, R-Kan. are planned sometime alter the Sept. 11 congressional Labor Day recess in the House special education · subcommittee chaired by Rep. James O'Hara, D-Mich. Congressional sources catn, however, there is . l i l t l e j S e n a t o r Jim Pearson, is a n a hope t h a t any action on t h e i t h e m a to most governing bodies Pearson measure or on a|because it implies too much Senate-passed bill to study the.federal control, including the U.S. Olympic Committee, now I f o r m a t i o n of a permanent sfinc- ioning federal amateur sports body." Ford said a measure sponsored by former Olympic gold medal winner R e p . Bob Mathias, D-Calif., to provide hat the American Arbitration Association act as binding arbiter in seltling dispules would remove some of the onus, but that bill is mired in the House Judiciary Committee. An aide doubts that any action would take place on the Mathias' bill this year. Because of the congressional inaction, Ford's strong position on the subject, and only two years until the next Olympics. :hcre is a strong feeling among those close to the subject in Washington that the President will create the commission. Two Senators and two Congressmen would serve on the 18-20 member commission. It would have a fixed life of 15 months--eight months to examine the U.S. Olympic Committee and its member organizations and make legis- l a t i v e amendments: five months on short term development of athletes, and two months of windup. "Regardless of how it is achieved, something should be achieved--and soon--to improve the systems for developing our athletes," said Ford last month in an article in Sports Illustrated. "Even if there were up other nations to impress, even if there were no international events to prepare for. the value of compelilivc atlilclics In this country would be boundless," he s.nid. WAt-MART DISCOUNT CITY WAL-MART DISCOUNT CITY W A L - M A R T OPEN 9-9 Southgate Shopping Center N SALE STARTS MONDAY, AUG. 26th ^,,. cr; v5? ' ' BICYCLE HORN LIGHT CITY-WAlMART DISCaUNT CITY WAL-MART DISCOUNT

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