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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 5, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Sports At the AllStar Righetti nohits Red Sox Texas still tops West July Astros whip LA NEW YORK AP Dave Righetti was one out away from a At the plate was Wade Boggs with 101 hits the first player in the majors to reach 100 and a batting second best in the American In the stands at Yankee fans were screaming and I could see everybody was nervous and they were making me I couldnt even look in the Righetti I I have the best hitter in the league in that But Righetti had something to There was a lot of a lot of buildup in my I wanted to prove to people that Im an he So the New York Yankees 24year old lefthander fired a sharp slider past Boggs for his ninth completing a 40 victory over the Boston Red Sox and the first nohitter by a Yankee since Don Larsens perfect game in the 1956 World But his next outing will come in Kansas City next weekend rather than in the AllStar Game Wednesday night in The Yankees had recommended the AL take Righetti as a replacement for injured teammate Ron who had to beg but the nod went to Baltimores Tippy I wanted to go and represent Righetti My pitching shows I deserve Im not com The guys who were picked deserve I was 83 at the time and may be that wasn t good Righetti is 103 the nohitter coming on the heels of his first major league a fivehitter against Baltimore last Bostons Dave Stapleton gave Righetti credit Weve been swinging the bats very To nohit us the way weve been hitting the ball is especially The Red Sox had pounded Yankee pitching for 37 runs and 54 hits including nine a triple and 10 homers in the last four but Righetti was hotter than the 94 degree I couldnt let them do what they did the last few Righetti I didnt have great thats why I walked But I had effective I had a pretty good fastball to begin with and I kept a pretty good fastball throughout che day and I changed I kept my slider in on them all OAKLAND AP The first half of an otherwise dismal season came to a spirited close for the Oakland who defeated and ended the Rangers fourgame winning Rickey Henderson led Oakland Monday night by stealing three bases and scoring three runs on sacrifice flies including one caught in shallow right field by Texas second baseman Jim Before their largest crowd of the the As snapped a four game losing the Rangers remained in first place in the American League two games ahead of secondplace When Rickey the Oakland As Oakland Manager Steve Boros For three or four atbats he just simply dominated He has the ability to turn shallow fly balls into runproducing sacrifice and with his anything is the only Oakland player selected to the American League All Star tied a league record with seven steals in two games following his four steals against the Rangers The odds are on my said who said nagging injuries and bruises have played a part in slowing his pace this Henderson set a major league record of 130 stolen bases and batted near before tapering This Hendersons average has hovered around but his recent rush of stolen bases made him the league leader with 42 Texas Manager Doug whose Rangers lost to the As for the first time in eight games this said he was amazed at Hendersons second score past Texas catcher Jim Sund berg on a sacrifice Theres no in my Rader He shouldnt have been able to score on the second f HOUSTON AP Despite carrying a average that places him among the National league batting Houstons Ray Knight wont be making the trip to Chicago this week for the 50th edition of the AllStar Knight highlighted Houstons three run sixth inning with a runscoring single Monday night in the Astros 54 victory over the Ixw Angeles It was another typical performance for a player who was overlooked in the AllStar selection Ive played in two AllStar Knight but Im not a name I remember I was batting in but I didnt make the Ron Cey was batting and he started at moved from third to first base at the start of the season by Houston Manager Bob said his lofty average simply couldnt over come some of the household names that dominate the National leagues list of first There are guys like Al Steve Keith Pete Rose and Darrell Evans in this league and Im just having to take a back seat for right Knight Dickie Thon and Bill Dawley will represent the Astros in Wednesday nights game at Comiskey Knights sixthinning single followed walks to Terry Puhl and Jose a single by Thon and a run scoring wild pitch thrown by Los Angeles starter Fernando Luis Pujols drove in the innings other run with a basesloaded sacrifice bunt that gave the Astros a 4 2 The Dodgers tied the score in the seventh on a tworun single by Steve But Jose Cruz slammed his sixth home run of the season in the eighth against losing pitcher Steve 2 to give Houston its third con secutive victory over The Dodgers fell out of first place for the first time since May Atlanta moved into the top spot in the NL West with a 95 victory over Houston had taken a 10 lead in the first inning on a runproducing double by Phil but Ios Angeles came back with two runs in the sixth on a single by Bill Russell and Steve Yeagers 13th homer of the The victory pushed Houstons record to 4040 at the AllStar break after an 09 Weve battled back from that poor start and our guys should be proud of Lillis Navratilova plan rests after titles England AP There are a number of similarities between John McEnroe and Martina Both are Both were born in Both are reigning Wimbledon tennis champions in both singles and Both won their singles titles And now the two Americans are ready to rest on their laurels at least for a little McEnroe was born in West where his father was stationed while in the armed Navratilova is a native of Czechoslovakia who defected to the United States in 1975 and gained American citizenship on July I am going to eat everything I have not been allowed in training Czech dumplings with butter and cheese in Navratilova said after quickly disposing of Andrea Jaeger 63 in Saturdays womens I dont have another tournament for five but soon I will be doing it all over preparing and practicing for the a title she has never won in 10 who finally has shaken off most of the injuries which have plagued him for the past two also is looking forward to a little time away from For the past several he has played for the United States Davis Cup team the Friday following the Wimbledon This the lost its firstround match to Argentina and wont see action again until September when it takes on It has been said that my good humor has Dont take it too You know me better than McEnroe I plan to enjoy myself as Wimbledon champion over the next couple of weeks when I have some time McEnroe said after easily dispatching Chris Lewis of New Zealand in the mens final Sunday He will play some exhibitions against Guillermo Vilas of but his next Volvo Grand Prix tournament wont be until when he plays in The following he is entered in the ATP Championships in Then comes the where he hopes to regain the title he captured for three straight beginning in My aim is to play well on every type of and if I can take the Grand four in a it would not be a bad he Then the new the joking smiled at his new conference audience and said It has been said that my good humor has Dont take it too You know me better than He had captured the British press as quickly and as easily as he had the Wimbledon John McEnroe in repose Watsons putting touch disappears as McCumber captures Western Open OAK AP Mark McCumber won the 80th Western Open with a hot putter and Tom Watson lost it with a cold In a rainforced 36hole windup Monday over the Butler National Watson let another tour nament slip a Two weeks he lost the Open by a stroke and the same thing happened McCumber rolled in an 18foot birdie putt on the last green to finish with a 71 for a 4underpar Watson missed a six footer for a birdie on the 17th for a and closed with and evenpar 72 for The victory was worth to whose only other triumph on the PGA tour was the 1979 Doral still without a victory this year as he prepares to defend his British Open crown at the Royal Birkdale course in England next blew a fourstroke lead with a 75 in Mondays morning McCumber came from nowhere with a 68 to tie him entering the final Watson failed to get a birdie in the Its been years since I played a round without getting a Watson It was just a sloppy round and my putter wasnt working He threeputted two McCumbers 68 on birdie putts ranging from 3 to 20 feet melted Watsons fourstroke lead he held going into Mondays play and tied him with 18 to Watson threeputted the first afternoon then made two successive birdies to pull But he bogeyed the ninth and although he chipped in from 60 feet for a birdie on the he couldnt make a Trees and a bunker cost him a bogey six on the 15th and he failed to pull out a needed birdie on the last three I had no feel on the greens and maybe its time to try a new one with new lines on Watson Ive been using the same putter since That sixfoot miss on 17 was just a lousy I wish I could have a Mulligan on McCumber was elated but not too surprised that he Before coming here I tied for fourth at Westchester and tied for eighth at Memphis so Im not surprised I played well this he Looking back four Mc Cumber said I had only been on the tour four or five months when I won the Doral and 1 just wasnt ready for It took me four years of making only about each to find out this is really a job out Tying third place at par 288 were Curtis Mark Lye and Mike At 289 were Clarence Rose and Payne Joke Festival ends well for athletes COLORADO APi Take Mark Spitz The National Sports blasted by Olympic swimming champion Spitz last week as a and an event in which none of the topnotch athletes got the last Festival V ended its 12day run here Sunday in spectacular Two scintillating world track records in the mens and womens 100 meters a by Calvin Smith and a by Evelyn Ashford capped a festival that featured other outstanding performances by the worlds best diver who won two gold medals Jeff Kostoff and Michelle Richard each of whom won three gold medals Scott who tied his own festival record of seven five of them gold Kelly who suffered burn out two years ago at age 13 but rebounded to win six festival including three In this countrys best amateur led by super heavyweight Tyrell used the festival as trials for the Pan American And the 1984 Olympic hockey team was selected Monday at the conclusion of the festival Named to the which hopes to repeat the United States stunning goldmedal performance of were such firstround National Hockey league draftees as Brian Pat IxiFontaine and Tom Barrasso and 1980 Olympians Phil Verchota and John After Spitz remarks were published in a Knight Ridder News Service festival Olympic Committee officials and athletes alike angrily Spitz later issued an apology and claimed he had been Whatever damage had been done to the festivals image was obviously repaired by the The most of were the 100meter which came within 15 minutes of each other on a sunny Sunday afternoon at the elevation of the Air Force Academy The site of the sixth festival to be held in 1985 will be announced in Don executive director of the said 11 cities are under consideration for the festivals in and including Cleveland and But Miller said the USOC has not changed its basic concept of the festival as a training givund for young which might best be held outside the glare of competition from bigleague Michigan drawing attention for firstever playoffs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Winning the Central Division championship in the United States Football Leagues first season is only the first says Michigan coach Jim The Panthers captured the crown with a 337 pounding of Arizona which prompted Wranglers coach Doug Shively to predict Michigan will win the whole But to do the Panthers have to get by the Oakland Invaders next Sunday in the first round of And on July 17 in in the USFLi inaugural title thoy havt to beat the winner of Saturdays other playoff matchup between the Chicago m Michigan beat out coach George AllMf BUts or division with Uam finiahing at but the Panthers winning by virtue of their two victories over The who scored the most points in the league figure to be solid favorites against which managed to win the Western title despite a 99 record and scoring just two more points 319 than it as Invaders coach John Ralston pointed out Weve played them before and it should work as a plus for us because we beat them 33 17 on March Arthur Whittington should be among the USFLs top rushers with yards and receivers 66 catches for 584 yards nursed a cracked rib on the sidelines the seasons final two The Pan thers rushing leader was Ken Ucy with The quarterbacks were 12 in the league Bobby Hebert with 27 touchdown passes and Oaklands Fred Besana with In Kelvin 2 in the league in rushing with wili be testing the sprained ankle which he rested last Sunday in the Stars regularseason a 21 14 loss to lowly The Stars Doghouse which gave up only 204 by far the fewest in the will be tested by the which finished second in the league in scoring with 425 Chicago has two rushers in Willie Spencer and Kevin Long and the leagues leading receiver in Trumame Johnson 81 catches for When quarterback Greg Landry was the Blitz lost a lot of effectiveness at quarterback and eventually had to trade for Bobby who had spent most of the season as New Jerseys erratic Chuck was rarely awesome at quarterback for the Philadelphia won its regularseason meeting with the 3124 on May Final 1983 standings United Slates Football League By The Associated Press FINAL STANDINGS Atlantic W L T Pet PF PA xPhila 15 3 0 833 379 204 Boston 11 7 0 399 334 NewJeisey 6 12 0 314 437 Washngtn 4 14 0 222 297 442 Central x Michigan 12 6 0 y Chicago 126 0 TampaBay 11 7 0 Birmingham 990 667 451 337 456 271 611 363 378 500 343 326 Pacific x Oakland 990 500 319 317 Los Angeles 810 0 444 296 370 Denver 7 11 0 389 284 304 Arizona 4 U 0 222 261 442 x clinched divisional title y clinched wild card Saturdays Game Birmingham Tampa Bay 17 Sundays Games Boston New Jersey 10 Chicago Oakland 7 Michigan Arizona 7 Washington Philadelphia 14 Los Angeles Denvet 14 REGULAR SEASON RNDS
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