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Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Wed., Sept. 25, 1974 Â· 17 Bucs Wrest Top Spot From Cards Stargell Keys Pirate Victory (AP Wircpholo) A HAPPY KALINE .. .a happy Al Kaline of the Detroit Tigers gets ready to sip a sojt drink after getting his 3000(11 hit in major league baseball Kaline Gets No. 3000 In Home Town Of Baltimore ST. LOUIS (AP) -- "If I'd gone O-for-5 and we'd won I'd just as happy," massive Villie Slargell exulted. But the Pittsburgh Pirates' slugger didn't. Instead he went Â·for-1 and the St. Louis Cardi- lals paid for the blow, a three- run homer, in a 7-3 Pirates vic- :ory Tuesday night. The triumph, Pittsburgh's fourth in a row over the Cards, shoved the Pirates back on top 3y half a game in the National League East. Â· And the catcher of the Cardinals, Ted Simmons, was One among a crowd willing to attribute it mostly to Stargell. "There are things that you look back on in a game like this," Simmons reflected sober ly in the Cards' Clubhouse. The big blow was Willie's. "Rather than being behind by 4-1 it was 7-1," he noted, "am then you've got to score runs ir a hurry. We'd had time to rally if it hadn't been for the honi' run." SLOW START Stargell, the Pirates' left fielder and captain, took up the attack for his team after trying episodes in the early innings. He walked against Cards' left-hander John Curtis with the Pirates behind 1-0 in the second and reached base the same way in the fourth only to be out stealing. And in the sixth, as Pitts burgh was mounting its four- run rally, he was in the way of a Curtis fast ball which sailed inside and hit him on the wrist. "I asked Willie if the pain was too much between innings and he said it wasn't," said Pirates' Manager Danny Murtaugh, who considered removing Stargell. In further reply, the free- winging outfielder stepped to he plate the next inning and 3clted his 24th homer, the wal- op clearing the inner fence in eft-center. "This time of the year you've just got to play with tho pain md forget about it," insisted Slargell, whose blow came off Cards' reliever Rich Folkers. "It's happened before on that count," he said of the 0-2 Folkers' fast bail he dispatched. "In Philadelphia Ron Schueler got ahead of me 0-2 and 1 thought he'd waste a pitch." Events which preceded the Stargell blast included Richie Zisk's one out grounder in the sixth, a bases-loaded tap too slow for a double play as the Pirates lied 1-1. Curtis then walked right- handed hitting Bob Robertson to reload the bases, Richie Hebner walked after fouling off two 3-2 deliveries and pinch-hitter trbit Wheels Dave Parker greeted reliever Iheir first baseman made on Simmons," the Cards pilot maintained of a hard smash Robertson fielded and converted into a double play, also in the third. Pittsburgh, which has eight games remaining in the season to the Cards' seven, will sÂ«nd Ken Brttt, 13-8, to the mound tonight against Cards' rookie Bob Forsch, 6-4, in the finale of the three-game series. "The Cardinals are a good team or they wouldn't be where they are," Stargell cautioned. "We know ws aren't horns free. There's another game tomorrow night." In the West Division, Los Angeles' comfortable lead got even cozier as the Dodgers beat Atlanta 2-1 in 10 innings. They remained five games ahead of Cincinnati and reduced their pennant-clinching magic number to three. In other National League games, Cincinnati beat Houston 5-1, Philadelphia downed New York 6-3; San Diego edged San Detroit Wheels Bankrupt; New York Stars To Be Moved Â·"rancisco 3-2 and, In a double- icader, Chicago beat Montreal i-4 before the Expos bounced jack to romp 11-2 in the second tame. Dodgers 2, Braves 1 The Dodgers can clinch a tiÂ« or (he West Division crown in .heir last home game tonight. 'It would be great to do it at lome," said Ron Cey, whoss eighth-inninrg- home run brought ihe Dodgers into a 1-1 eighth- inning tie. Braves knuckleballer Phil Niekro had one-hit Los Angeles before Cey homered. Then, in the 10th, Steve Yeager doubled with two out, the Dodgers loaded the bases on two walks and Yeager dashed home when catcher Johnny Gates couldn't handle one of Niekro's fluttering pitches. Mike Garmati with a two-run single. their World Still earlier, the Cards' Ted Sizemore walked lo open the third and Reggie Smith followed with a shot lo right driving Zisk to the wall. "I thought it was gone," said Smith, whose drive would have established a ' 3-0 lead had it been a homer. SOUNDED GOOD "You better believe I did, too," acknowledged Pirales' starter and winner Bruce Kison, 8-8. "It looked like it and sounded like it. I guess the wind held it up." His team's near-misses and t h e P i r a t e s ' successes prompted St. Louis Manager Red Schoendienst to concede "they've got things going their way." "The big play was the one game Tuesday Before the V, 37-7 decision to for the 12th t game history, formed that thÂ« bankrutcy peti trict Court. After the Sta eighth triumph move within o the East Divis da Blazers, th Coach Babe club was bein moved to Char "I still don't New York def Philbin. "You team could n York." Philbin wast the fact that t CAP) -- The De- and New York stunned to pay ) the outcome of "'ootball League night. . heels dropped a the Stars, losing me in their 13- they were in- club had filed a ion in U.S. Dis- rs recorded their in 13 starts to ne-halt game of on-leading Flori- ey were told by Parilli that the ; purchased and lolte. N.C. believe it," said nsive end Gerry would think this lake it in New 't distracted by here already are two pro' football teams here. competing for the inflation-riddled football dollar. The shock of the pre-game announcement showed in the Wheels' play. Stars' runners cruised for 277 rushing yards -nearly three times the total offense Detroit produced. Don Highsmith scored two touchdowns for New York, both on one-yard runs, for enough points to beat Detroit. "The players were upset before the game when they learned the team had gone bankrupt. It was a bad ball- game a l l around s a i d Wheels' Coach Dan Boisture. "We are defunct or something. but I think we will still play our next game if the \VFL keeps picking up the tab." Reds 5, Astros 1 Johnny Bench signaled for -a hit-and-run play, then did both. breaking a tie with a triple in a three-run fifth inning to help he Reds defeat Houston arid ieep alive Cincinnati's flickering pennant hopes. Phils 6, Mets 3 Shortstop Larry Bowa banged out three hits and knocked in .wo runs while Greg Luzinski hit a three-run homer in the Phillies' victory over New Yoi'k. Padres 3, Giants 2 Pinch-hitter John Grubb's sacrifice fly in the seventh inning lifted the Padres over San Francisco. Cubs 6-2, Expos 4-11 Willie Davis knocked in four runs, three wih a homer, and . Detroit quarterback Sam Gerry Carter drove in three to Wyche, intercepted five times by the Stars' defense, scored the Wheels' touchdown on a 13- yard run give Montreal a split after RICK Monday and Bill Madlock hit two home runs apiece in the Cubs' first-game win. had listened to the game on the radio. Kaline, who joined the Tigers out of Baltimore's Southern High School in 1953 at the age mesl person in Memorial Sta- was-'ilospilaiized^n"Detroit fol" Â· o f lfl . said he was most thank- ditim. ! lowing surgery on Monday. She; ful of "being able to do exactly BALTIMORE (AP) -- Al Kaline achieved baseball immortality before the emotionally drained fans of his native Balti- couldn't be Detroit. I'm glad it was here. My parents, my sister, my wife's parents and a lot of friends were here." more, but the Detroit Tigers'! immediately after the game, superstar was perhaps the cal- Kaline telephoned his wife who The 39-year-old veteran was given a rousing ovation by the slim crowd of 13,017 when he doubled in the fourth inning of Tuesday night's game to he- come the 12th player in major league history to reach the 3,- 000-hil plateau. The game was halted for appropriate ceremonies honoring the occasion, but Kaline kepi his cool. He delivered a run- scoring single in the sixth, forging a 2-2 tie with the Orioles. After Baltimore rallied for a crucial 5-4 viclory in Ihe American League's tight Eastern Di- causing- another the fans, Kaline vision race, outburst by said the defeat was Ihe only damper on Ihe whole evening. Referring to the reaching of his goal, Kaline said: "I'm happy it's over with, but I'm sorry we didn't win. That would have capped it perfectly." ; The Tigers, last in the division, have seven home games remaining but Kaline said he didn't want to take a chance and wait until getting back to Detroit before going for hit No. 3,000. Detroit's designated hilter, once one of the game's best outfielders, had said this would be his final season if he reached the exclusive milestone. He didn't want to risk having a freak injury stand in have much pre- 11 is way. "I would ferred to have gotten the hit in Detroit," he said. "But since it Hogs Work On Offense; Kirkland Back T h e Arkansas Razorbacks offense practiced for more than one hour inside Bamhill Field House Tuesday because of a Bfeady rain. The Razorback defense, however, drilled oulside so that films could be taken. "We had a good practice, hut Ihe rain slowed Ihings down a bit," Arkansas Coach Prank Broyles said. Mike Kirkland completed hi: second day of practice at the quarterback position since he injured his wrist. "Mike is making progress bu! hr has a lot of catching up to do," Broyles said. The Razorbacks play the Uni versity of Tulsa at 2 p.m. here Saturday. "Tulsa is a good football team," Broyles said. "Lasl year, they just had the" pass but this season they are a balanced team with the threat of the run or pass." vhat T wanted to do since I was 12 -- be a major league ballplayer. God knows I didn't expect to play 22 years." He needs just one more home run to become the ICth player ever to hit 400 roundtrippers., Adrian "Cap" Anson was the irst player to record 3,000 hits, back in 1897. Kaline is the first since the late Roberto Clemente in 1972 to reach that level, and Ihe first in the American League since both Tris Speaker and Eddie Collins joined the exclusive group in 1925. Lincoln Juniors Topple Farminglon LINCOLN -- The Lincoln junior high Wolves handed the Farmington junior Cardinals a 6-0 victory here Tuesday evening in a hard fought defensive game. Preston Roberts provided the (inly score of the game when he recovered a Farmington fumble in mid air and rambled 60-yards for a. touchdown. The score came on the first play from scrimmage in the very first period. After that the defenses took over. Lincoln held Farminglon four times inside their own 15 while the Cardinals allowed only one first down. League Leaders AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING (401) at bats)-Carew, Min, .363; Orla, Chi, .318. RUNS--Ystrzmski, Bsn, 93; R.Jackson, Oak, 88. BUNS BATTED IN--Burroughs, Tex, 115; Bando, Oak, 102. HITS--Carew, Min, 208; Money, Mil, 174. DOUBLES--Rudi, Oak, 38; Scott, Mil, 35; KTIenderson Chi, 35; McRae, KC, 35. TRIFLES--Rivers, Cal, 11: Otis, KC, 9. HOME RUNS--D.Allen, Chi 32; R.Jackson, Oak, 29. STOLEN BASES -- North Oak, 53; Carew, M i n , 36. PITCHING (15 Decisions)-Cuellar, Bal, 21-10. .677, 3.15 Hunter, Oak, 24-12, .667, 2,56 Jenkins, Tex, 24-12, .667, 2.0' Fitzmorris, KC, 126, .667, 2.87. STRIKEOUTS--N. Ryan, Cal 352- Blyleven, Min. 236. . NATIONAL LEAGUE. BATTING (400 at bats-)-Garr, All, .356; Garvey, LA -.318. RUNS--Schmidt, Phi, '105 Morgan, Cin, 104; Rose, Cin 104. RUNS BATTED IN--Bench Cin, 123; Schmidt, Phi, 115. HITS -- Garr, All, 207; D Cash, Phi, 201. DOUBLES--Rose, Cin, 42 Bench, Cin, 37. TRIPLES-Garr, All, 17 D.Cash, Phi, 11; A.Oliver, Pgh HOME RUNS--Schmidt, Ph 36; Wynn, LA, 32. STOLEN BASES--Brock, Sll 116; Morgan, Cin, 58. PITCHING (15 Dccisions)- John, LA, 13-3, .813. 2.58 Cald well, SF, 14-4, .778, 3.02. STRIKEOUTS-- Carlton, Ph 231; Messrsmth.LA, 215. Suicide Sqeeze Bunt Sends Orioles Past NY Into First By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A tie-breaking suicide squeeze Hint by Andy Etchebarren, who doesn't get to play all that much and is asked to bunt even ess. catapulted the Baltimore Orioles past the New York Yankees and into first place in the orrid American League East Tuesday night. Etchebarren's squeeze bunt delivered Brooks Robinson with he winning run in the eighth nning and gave the Orioles a 54 viclory over the Detroit Ti- ;ers. The Yankees, who started .he day with a one-game lead, dropped a twi-night doubleheader to the Boston Red Sox !0 and 4-2 and slid into second slace. Etchebarren's squeeze and Baltimore's climb to the top of the AL East took some of the glamor away from Detroit's Al Kaline, whose fourth-inning double made him the 12th player in major league history to reach 3,000 hits for his career. Elsewhere in the American League, Milwaukee nippec Cleveland 4-3 in 11 innings, California defeated Kansas City Q-3 and Oakland trimmed Min nc-sota 5-1. Chicago's double header at Texas was rained out. Trailing 4-3 after seven in nings, the Orioles tied the score on doubles by Don Baylor and Robinson in the eighth. Robin son moved to third on a wile pitch to set the stage for Elche barren's bunt. Elchcbarren, who has playcc in just 58 games this year anc had only one previous sacrifice laid his bat on the high curve ball from Tigers relief ace John Hiller and tapped the ball down the lirst base line. There wa no play on Robinson, whi scored with the winning run and Elchebarren even beat 1 ut for single. The 39-year-old Kaline, play- ng in the 2,827th game of a 22- Â·ear career, is the first player o reach 3,000 since the late loberto Clemente did it on the inal day of the 1972 season. It's jeen nearly 50 years since an merican Leaguer achieved the eat. Red Sox 4-4, Yankee 0-2 The New York Yankees were lepressed and frustrated after eing slopped on six hits by Aiis Tiant in the opener and on even hits by Roger Morel in he nighlcap. The Orioles have seven games lo 'go and the Yankees ix in the regular season, which ends next Wednesday. Boston, n third place, is 314 games be- lind the Orioles. A's 5, Twins 1 Gene Tenace's third grand- slam home run of the season lelped the A's stretch their ead in the AL West to five ames over the idle Texas Rangers. Oakland's pennant- clinching magic number is now 'our. Angels 3, Royals 3 Nolan Ryan boosted his record to 21-16, scattering five hits and striking out nine. He now leads the majors with 352 strikeouts, and should have two more starts to try lo match his record of 383 set last year. innininnniiiinniiiiimfliniiiuniiifiiDninnnimniiDiiinniD Beaver Level Beaver Lake level stood lo- da yat 1118.96 feet above sea level, down .01 from Tuesday. Engineers reported that tho generators were not being use. BUICK1975: TO1HE FKEE SPIRIT. Free spirit, justabouteveryone has it. Maybe not always a card-carrying, banner-waving sort of spirit. But the need, nevertheless, to expressypursell in your own way. Foramomentintime at least, to be alone against the world. The choice of an automobile is just such a moment. Itinvolves some very personal and individual decisions. And it represents an opportunity for you to be a free spirit It is to that spirit that we dedicate our 1975 Buicks. SKYHAWK. The smallest Buick in60years.Andthe sportiest ever; obviously To tell Ihe truth, we at Buick just can't help chortling about the Skyhawk. Not just because it'ssomelhing of a departure for us. But because it's so good at being what it's supposed to be. A small and aglte little car, rakishly good looking, that can be practical and make your heart beat faster both at the same time. Naturally, Skyhawk offers standard features dedicated tqquick, responsive movemenl. Buick's new V-6. Front and rear stabilizer bars. Powerfront disc brakes. GM-Specification sleel- Â·bel led radial- ply ti res. A 4-speed manual transmission. All the right gauges are there, too. Including a standard tachometer But let's not get into any lengthy lists. Instead let's focus on the totality. A Buick with a 97- i nc h wheel base t hat's reasonably priced, economical lo operate, fun to drive, and so neat- looking it can turn the heads of at least two generations. Maybe three. THE NEW BUICK VAsix that we think even you V8 fens will like. - sporty cloth-and-vinyl upholstery, a rallye steering wheel, a great new 3.8 . liter (231-cubic-inch) V-6 engine, center console, map pockets, and the like. . . Listen, it's no accident that the Skylark S/R bears,a startling resemblance to a Eu ropeantou ri ng car. We wanted to showwhat could happen me you to an essentially practical car if essentially nifty things were done to ii. But even with the nifty things we've donetoit.SkylarkS/Risn'tanylessfrugal with a gallon o! gas. And it's still reasonable in terms of price.lt's just that it also happens_ lo be fun to drive... most enjoyable to sit in... and more inlerestingiyappointed than a' practical, economical car is supposed to be. CENTURY REGAL. One of Amends most impressive mid-sued can. Inside. Outside. Or under the hood. You've already had the word on Buick's V-6. How peppery it is. How efficient. ELECTRAMBK AVENUE. can buy a Buick this yiu neofaft wander off looking wr something bettec The Electra Park Avenue is the most elegantly appointed Buick ever built. You get a hint from the special ."halo" vinyl top that something special is goi ng on he re. Bu t we'd have to say that the real story is on the inside [as il really should be in any luxury car worthy of the title). In front, you have individual easy- chairseatingforbothdriverand front passenger. And all the seating is covered with velour, looselydraped like on fine furniture, and very soft. Overhead, morevelour- tiresf. Or forward-mounted steering linkage. And so on. Interior. Thick, heavy cushioning- richly covered. An instrument pane! that'sboth elegantand convenient. Thick c arpeting. Qual ity appointments Â·abound. Some family car. Riviera Sport Coupe It's time that we shook upyour Ihinking a lad. Because, if you're like a lot of people, you think of a six as something jusl to save money with. Which is simply no longer true because of Buick's newV-6. Something altogether different from a straight-six. The "vee" design incorporates a shorter crankshaft. The piston stroke is shorter. The engine weighs less than Buick's straight-six. And the horsepower is grealer. All in all, Buick's V-6 shares many of Ihe design concepls of a Buick V-8, but with generally grealer fuel economy. One thing's for sure. This engine is going lo change the way a lot of people feel aboul six-cylinder engines. SKYlARKS/R.Scylarkisback,with V6 power, aEuropean touring cariike interior, and asporty new look. Jt joins other ApoUo models assort Of the Executive* Economy Cac What belter way to bring back th e Skylark name than with bucket seals (the passenger's reclines), GM-Specifi cation steel-be I ted radial-ply lires, Â·ss- Century Regal Coupe It certainly won't hold Regal back. [Of course, our 5.7 liter V-8 is available on Century if you insislon those two extra cylinders.!) Standard equipment includes more tha n thi ng s like deep ful l-foa m seats, carefullyrelined styling, GM-Specification steel-belted radial-ply tires, power steering, Full-Flo ventilation, a notchbackfront seat, and soon. Also standard is a nit-picky kind of attiiude toward sound-deadening, Riding smoothness. And toward Ihe quantity and quality of Ce ntu ry's appointment. That fu ssiness about things seen and unseen in the Century Regal is what distinguishes it asaBuick. And what makesit-we said it before butit bears repeating-one of America's most impressive mid-sized cars. Electra Park Avenue 4-door Hardtop just as soft and just as rich looking." Even the extra-large console is covered with vebur. Â· The carpeting is of the shag variety. Not so unusual in a fine home, but special indeed in an automobile. Then there are the little touches. Like the impeccably designed instrument panel. The power windows. The super- ace urate quartz-c ry stal digital clock. Big touches. Little touches. They all. make the Electra Park Avenue a most remarkable automobile. LeSABRE.lt liberates the American family car from a position ofMcOnUnary LeSabre Sport Coupe Thai's the nice thing about dealing with Buick. You don't find a lot of corner-cutting creeping into the scene. So whe n you f inal [y decide that the familycarisgoingtobea LeSabre, Ihe rewards are visible and immediate. Styling. There'smost decidedly nothing down-home about it. LeSabre isa richly designed, beautifully turned- out au lomobi le. Wei I, look at it. Performance. The 5.7 liter V-8 has High-Energy Ignition and several other refinements that help increase operaling performance. (More on that a little later.) The suspension is the ki nd that has given Buick its reputation for smoothness. And let's not forget standard GM- Specif icalion steel-belted radiat-ply appointed can be so much fun to bm. To real!/ understand Riviera, you've got to take your eyes off the square headlamps, ignore all the luxury fora moment, and fixyourattention dead- center on the following: A standard 7.5 liter V-8 engine with High- Energy Ignition and other performance^ promoting refinements. GM-Speciftea-:- tion steel-belled radial-ply .. Jires. Front slabilizer bar. Fou r coil s prings. Hig hly read able and ' informative instrumentation. Then you have to drive Riviera. Onlylhenareyouallowedtosavor . : iheclassicstyling.Thestandard power windows. The standard notch- - back seating. The standard tilt steering wheel. And ail Ihe othercreature comforts Riviera indulges you with. The point is that you appreciate Rivierafor the very special kindof car Â·'. it is. Luxurious. Even a little snobbish. Â·'; Bui more than prepared to hold its own in molion. .' MAXIMUM MILEAGE SYSTEM. We've provided every 1975 Buick ^with certain standard equipment that has collectively come to be called the Buick Maximum Mileage Syslem,because it represents the most advanced engineering and technologyBuickcanpfferfor1975. ; It includes three basic elements. One, a catalytic converter. Two, High-Energy Ignition. Three, steel-belted radial- ply tires. Now we could wax technical nere and end up boring you, bewildering you, or both. So we choose not lo. Suffice it to say that the System' does much to make every Buick operate more efficiently. Spark plugs ' fire more dependably and last longer than in the 1974 Buicks. The engine is tuned for operating economy. And the tires offer lower rolling resistance The key to the Buick's Maximum Mileage Syste m is real ly quite simple. It works. DedicatedtofheTreeSjriritinjiistaboiiteveryone.