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Frederick News-Post (Newspaper) - September 12, 1985, Frederick, Maryland Sports THE POST, Frederick. Md Maryland plcfcarf to low iC-5. Rose breaks Cobb's record THE HIT Pete Rose fellows through on his swing and watches as hi? hit flies toward left field in tie first ioning of Cinrinoati's game with San Diego Wednesday. The hit broke Ty Gobi's record for career nils. [AP Laserphotot CINCINNATI (AP) Pete Rose brake fy Cobb's career hit record Wednesday night. 5T years to the day after Cobb's Ian swing. The historic No. was a characteristic single, giving tie Cincinnati Reds player- manager the record at last and perhaps forever THE kit was a liner to left Eeld on a 2-1 pitch from San Diego Padres right- hander Eric Show with one out in the bottom of the first inning. It miy have been the biggest little Ml in a century of bueball history. With one swing of the bat, one of the blggef t records in all of jports fell to the workman's hands ot the 44- m bis ard major-league season. He added a siandup triple Off Show into the left-field corner in tie seventh, finishing the night 2-for-3 with 4.193 career hits. Me also scored both runs in the Reds' 2-0 victory and had the game- ending assist, a diving stop on a haul grounder by the Padres' Steve Garvey But all thai was znticlimactic. On the record it-bit, Rose took the first pitch from Shaw high and outside, and he fouled the second pitch straight back. The third pitch was inside, and then ume what people were waiting for. The ball sliced graceful? into left center Geld, falling IB bunt of Cairo elo Martinez, who fielded it on one bounce. Peter Edward Hose, the scrappy "Charlie Hustle" and future Hall of Fattier, bid Surpassed Tyros Baymond Cobb, the brawling "Georgia Peach" and original Hall oE Famer, as base- ball's all time hit king. The bit triggered celebration in Cincinnati, bis hometown and where he played his first 16 M lions and the list ite seasons as player-manager. His teammates streamed out at the dugout to congratulate him. and he was twisted brieQj onto the shoulders of Tony Peres and Dave Conception. Reds owner Marge Scholt led sellout crowd, many of whom arrived too late to see the hit, in wild cheers as Rose wept en the shoulder of first base coach Tommy Helms. When his 15-year-old tun, Pete Jr., cane out to congratulate him, Rose told him: "I loire you, and 1 hope you piss me." The Em-base bag was removed and taken to the dugout, along with the historic ball All Sbow could do was si I on the mound until the cheering died down. Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth, who watched Rose try and fafl to break the record Tuesday night, was in New York wbcn the big moment came. "AU of baseball salutes Pete Rose tor breaking a record experts said would never be teberrgti said in a statement "His hits is a tribute to tis great talent and strength, his indomitable spirit and bis iron wOj. Not only has he reserved a prominent spot in Cooperstown. bas reserved a special place in the bean ol every Ian alive today and every baseball tan to come It was Rose's 35th hit of a season highlighted from the SegiEslBg by 3. day- by-day countdown of biggest record chase since Henry Aaxnc passed Babe Ruth in career tome runs in 1974. It was fte single of Rose's career. He' Also has 738 doubles, 133 triples and 160 home runs Cobb had singles, 724 doubles, 297 triples aud 118 home runs. Rose's return to Cincinnati, wbere te got his Crst bit on April was the final stepping stone to his assault on Cobb. "If the Reds hadn't needed a manager, be ought ooi have gotten the chance." former teammate Johnny Bench said "Maybe it was fate or des- tiny." U it was his destiny, at least Rose has tried to keep it in perspective of his dirt- (jo-diamonds career. "When 1 get the record." Rose said. "all il w31 maie me is the player with the most hits. I'm also the player with the most at-bats and the most outs. I've never said 1 was a greater player than Cobb Indeed, Rose never expected to supplant Cobb. who built his record in leier at-bals 24 seasons and compiled a 367 career average. 62 points higher than Rose's. Cobb, wio died m 1961, tailed his career on Sept. popping out as a pinch hitter for the Philadelphia Atb- letics at Yankee Stadium "No other recgrd In no other sport lias The Impact of said the Padres' Steve Garvey. Mo one playing now is anywhere near Hose The closest active player is Hod Cwew of the Cilitoroia Angels with bits, back and 13th on the all- time list. And Carew is m the twilight of his career. Rose tied the record last Sunday m Chicago, going Z-for-5 against the Cubs for career hits No and He returned home Monday night much to the relief of Rtd? owner Marge Schott, thousands of fans who wanted to take their part 13 history and to Ease him- self. They all wanted the record- breaker to come In Cincinciti, But Rose did noi play in the series- opener against Padres left bander Dave Draveck? Tuesday aight, Rose Started against Padres right-hander LaMarr Hoyt but vent hitless m four st-bats Be hadn't bad a hit in his last six at-baU and, for the fifth tune in the past nine games, he had gone hitless. Rome's teammate, Dave Parker, cells him "Dad" and says: "The fact thai Pete has been doing what he does for every day through iwo decades turns other players on This enthusiasm bas carried over to his managing, and it rubs off on his players. Cocaine source Greer had access to BUGS' clubhouse Bosox down Birds; Blue Jays win PITTSBUKGH (Ap) Dare Parker said Wednesday that the man who was his primary source for cocaine became so well known among the Pittsburgh Pirates and other major league players that "he was selling (drugs) directly and frequently in front" of liree Rivers Stadium after fames. The Cincinnati Beds outfielder said Shelby Greer, a former Pittsburgh resident, gained "unhassled" access to the Pirates locker room because of their friendship and sometimes traveled with the team on road trips at Parker's request. Parker said be sometimes arranged Greer's travel with the PtraUs' traveling secretary. "1 introduced him (Greer) to the wbole team, Parker said "For a while te came into the clubhouse unuassled until they changed tie rulfts." Farter also told the FBI that Greer raited a Pittsborgn notel room in 1901 and furnished cocaine to P arker. former Pirates outfielder Lee Lacy and to Derrel Thomas, SteTe Howe and Dusty Batar. then of tie Los Angeles Dodgers, according to documents entered as evidence. Greer, 29, now of Philadelphia, was indicted by a federal grand jury in SJsy oa 10 counts he distributed cocaine m Pittsburgh. Mis case has yet IP come to tnaL In the earl; stages of their relation- ship, Parker sail Greer intro- duced to me as beiag in tie oil and gas business, in drilling Later we became pretty good friends and I learned that wasn't exactly what he did "Saelbj Greer was one of my Parker said. "Was be your primary Eenfroe afted. "You could saj Parker replied. Parker, testifying in fte OS. District Court trial of another man accused rf dealing drugs to major league players, said he began snorting cocaine daring the Pirates' world season. Parker said that the defendant. Curbs Strong, M, of Philadelphia, also became so weU known, among bis former teammates that he was invited ID the Pirates' IMl New Year's Eve party at the nome of former team captain Bfll Madlwt "Curtis was pretty weUinoira. to ha-ye cocaine. Most of the Pittsburgh Pirates know nun He was friends with s lot of guys in Parker said. He said be didn'ttaiew wko invited Strong to the party, although Parker, Parker's brother, James, and Mattock aH knew mePnpadelpnia caterer. In bis first courtroom aimisston of drug use, Parker said that he bought cocaine from Strong and used it wift him in Pittsburgh and m Philadelphia Parker testified that Strong also sold Ike drug to former Pirates teammates Lee Lacy, Dale Berra. John Mflner and Bod Scurry. The two-time National teague batting champion said he stopped using cocaine alter four years. BOSTON (AP) -Dwight Evans drove m two runs with 2 second-inning single and Tony Armas bit a tape-measure homer Wednesday night as the Boston 3ed Sox rolled to i 4-1 victory the Baltimore Orioles behind the three-bit pitching of left bander Bobbf Ojeda. Boston third baseman Wade Boggs bad an RBI single and a walk ID four trips to the plate as bis American League-leading average dropped a paint to.M7. Ojeaa retired the first 13 batters in order before Floyd Sayford doubled to the 420-foot mark In right-center with one ont in the fifth. After Carr Hoenicke struck out Hike Young poked a 3-2 pitch into shallow center for an RBI single. Ojeda, 7-9, after only his third victory m. 14 starts smce mid-June, struck out eight and. didn't issue 9 walk After wasting a double by Svacs anda single by Buckner agaiiist Baltimore starter Dennis Martinez, 12-t, hi the first ianing. the Red Sox took a 24 in the second, With one oat, Dave Stapleton doubled and Steve Lyons walked. Bath runners moved lip ofl an infield out and Scored on Evans' line single to lefL Armas, hit in the arm by a Martinez pftch M the third, got even in the fifth, blasting his ZIsL homer off the center-field wall la the of the Blne Jays 3. Tigers 2 TORONTO CAP) Uoyd Moseby singled home 7onj Fernandez from second base to snap 2 2-2 tie in the seventh ianlne as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated Detroit 3-2 Wednesday Eight to send the Tigers to their seventh straight defeat. Tiie victory was the tonrtt consecu- tive for Toronto. The Blue Jays entered the ccntest IVi games ahead of the New York Yankees in the American League East- The game attracted fans, pushing Toronto's season total to a cliib record, breaking the mark of set last year. Fernandez opened the seventh with single to center and after moving to second on a sacrifice bunt by Garcia, Hosebf hit a shut back through the middle to make 2 winner of reliever Dennis Lamp, 9-Q. Tom Eenke relieved Gary Lavelle in the mutt and struck out tne side to earn his Iltb After the Jays tied the game in the tlari inning on Garcia's seventh homer of the season, Toronto took a lead in the fourth wnea Willie Unsbaw tripled home Georje Bell, who bad doubled. Following Upshaw's triple to left, Tiger starter Walt Terrell, 13 9, loaded the tiESes by walking Ernie Whitt and Jesse Barfield bat the Detroit pitcher wriggled out of the jam bj sinking out Fernandez and gettiog Garcia tc- ground ouL Cardinals 1. Hets 0 NEW YORK (AP) John Tndor pitched three-hitter for his third straight 5htttoul and Cesar Cedeno led off tne 10th inning with a home run Wednesday night, giving tht St, Louis Cardinals a i-O victory over the New York Mets that tied the two teams for first place in the National League East. Tudor, 18-8, woe for the 17th time in his last IS decisions and helped the Cardinals break a four-game losing Streax. which notched tieir longest of the season. left-hander held the Mels Mtless until the sixth, when Eaf ael Santaaa led oil with a soft single to csnter. A leadoS single in the eighth by Darrrl Strawberry aw York's only other hit until Wall? Backmanled off the 10th with an infield single off Tudor, who extended his scoretess-laiuEg streak to 23 while striking out seven and waUoflg two Cedeuo opened the 10th with a drive over the 1 eft-field fence for his sixth home rua of the season. Cedeno, who is 10-for 23 since joining the Cardinals m a trade mth Cincinnati, connected as the first bitter against reliever Jesse Orosco. Orosco had replaced Dwight Gooden, wfeo bad blanked the Cardinals on Eve hlU through nine Reds 2, Padres D CINCINNATI and its defense held throughout. But, reabtically, Walter Johnson does not compare to Luigaoore. Meanwhile, Linganore (0-1) lost a game it could have won last week in Brunswick The Lancers made too many mistakes against tie Railroaders, turning the ball over often and committing too many penalties. Thomas Johnson at Liberty The Patriots (1-0) surprised many io last 20-point win 01 er Hedgesville. Oa paper this week's game against the Lions could lie described as a breather. Liberty, which beat TJT 25-21, last year, is coming off a 13-6 loss to Glen el g MiddletoTTD at Wfllfamsporl These two clubs are coming off first game surprises Middle town (0-1 j suffered 2 disap- pointing loss to PoolesvUle, while the Wildcats '1-0) beat South Hagerstowa The Kaights bold a 6-1 aeries advantage against woiiamsport. BrmsniEh at FSK A battle of opening-game Brunswick snowed a offense en reutt to beating LingaAore, 13-9, while FSK had ]ust enough offense to beat Owuigs Wills, li-7. Brunswick holds an 8-7 seres edge, winning the last sis decisions m a Caloctin at Boons bora Another battle of open ing-game Once agaia the Cougar defense may one of the strongest in the area The Caioctm defense made the key plays in the IS-7 win last week. Tbe Cougars, which bate won the last three games of the series, are tied with tie Warriors in the series, rVwtton at Sen era Valley Coming off a big win against Wheaton, Seneca Valley has bad trouble against Woollen in the past. snapped a 25-gamfc Eagles' streak in the late 'Itfs. The Eagles' winning streak currently stands si one. but this game could have a large hearing later in the year Saturday Damascus at Woodward The Hornets (1X1) bad trouble gelUng its offense in gear in last week's 21-0 loss to South Cairoll. However, tie Woodwsrc defense will probably not be as WUjb a tsst for Damascus Einstein at PooleEvflle Dewey Barnes had a career in one game tor the Indians last week when Poolesvilie sur- prised many by beaUHg Middle to WD The Titans have been easy pickings' for the Indians the last three seasons ?oolesville has woo all three games. Giitscoring them. 67-19 Sooth Carroll at Centennial After beating Damascus, 21-0, lasl week, the Cavaliers' again have their sights on the ClaSi A Region I UUe South leads the sereis, 3-1,
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