Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Tiant Pays Debt, First to Win 20
BoSox Get Returns on A Gamble
By Alex Sachure
Associated Press Sports Writer
Luis Tiant is a man who pays his debts.
Four years ago, Tiant’s career seemed at an end. After seven years in the majors, he had been traded away by the Cleveland Indians, then released outright by the Minnesota Twins.
But at the recommendation of; Darrell Johnson, manager of the Boston Red Sox farm club at Richmond, he was signed by that International League club, then given one last shot in the majors. He made the most of the opportunity, becoming a mainstay of the Boston starting staff.
Now Johnson is manager of the Red Sox, and Tiant is returning the favor. Friday night he became baseball’s first 20-game winner by hurling a sparkling, six-hit, 3-0 shutout over the Oakland A’s.
Cr* I • I The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Sat., August 24, 1074
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Is Victim of First Win to
ROSEBURG, Ore.—The Cedar Rapids lycgion’s Oregon vaca-| tion ended abruptly here Friday; morning with a 3-0 baseball set-! back at the hands of Rockport.'
Ind., in the American Legion
: The loss was the second fori
Sc.R. in as many days, anti ‘^this yVar"aT Hawkeye O'?1
By Al Miller
Bill Zwanziger found it difficult to believe Friday night’s
though the misfortune of an-other Waterloo driver, Ed Sanger, paved the way for
late-model stock car victory ^wanziger s triumph in the 25-was his first regular-scason fea- P ^na^e on 1 half-mile dirt
ago at the Downs.
Reminded that it was, Zwanziger shook his head in wonderment, saying “This track has been something else for me.”
It wasn i Friday night, a1-
Linn-Mar Backfield Vets
These three backfield lettermen are pushing for top spots on the Linn-Mar high school grid team this fall. They are from left to right, Steve Van Slyke, Pat Duss and Dennis Tharp. Head Coach Arnold ’ Tex McCoy is with the group. The Lions open the season Sept. 6, traveling to cross-town rival, Marion.
“He’s the best right now,” declared Oakland slugger Reggie Jackson. “When he gets into a groove, he’s tough to beat—and he was in it tonight.”
Actually, Tiant has been in the groove for some time now.
Since May 13, he’s won 18 games and lost just three, boosting his season mark to 20-8.
“He’s a tough competitor,” said Johnson. “He doesn’t give them anything to hit.” Then he did some lobbying.
“I think, without any reservation, that he should be the Most Valuable Player in the American League, as well as the Cy Young Award winner,” Johnson said. “Just look at the record— there’s no way a man can do more for his team than he has done for us.”
Elsewhere in the American League, the New York Yankees blasted California 10-4, Baltimore defeated Minnesota 4-1, served as soph coach since 1967. Texas beat Detroit 5-2, the Chi-!He will begin his 13th year in cago White Sox edged Cleve-!^e Linn-Mar system. Three of, land 2-1 and Kansas City beat Those years he was athletic di-Milwaukee 84 in the opener of rector, their twi-night doubleheader Concerning the soph-turned
but dropped the nightcap 1-0 in junior group, Tex said: “We
McCoy Not Singing the Grid Blues
By Larry Tanner
Arnold “Tex” McCoy may be a first year head grid coach. He may have last a lot of good football players from the 1973 Linn-Mar squad.
But Tex isn’t singing the blues. He thinks he is going to have a good football team.
“We are young and inexperienced. but we have a lot of enthusiasm,” he said. “We have only a couple of kids 200 pounds or over on the whole varsity squad.”
The Lions do have several things going for them as they prepare for the season opener against cross-town rival Marion on Sept. 6.
Linn-Mar has been winning for the last two years. The 1973 team was 7-2 and two years ago the Lions had a 6-2 mark. Winning seasons help team morale.
Another plus for the new head coach is an undefeated sophomore team last year. And the coach of that group came with the team to the varsity. McCoy
I eliminated the locals from the double-elimination tourney.
Both defeats came by shutout, the earlier one at the hands of Campbell, Calif., 2-0.
The team boarded a plane for home early Saturday morning and was to have arrived at the Cedar Rapids airport at IO a.m.
Jim Schmidt pitched a five-hitter for the winners, and he struck out six while walking two in improving his record to 8-1.
He was supported by single runs in the third, sixth and sev-, enth innings.
Greg Tooley singled home Schmidt for the first Rockport run, and that was all the Indiana team needed.
, HARRISON, N. Y. (AF Cedar Rapids was effective- ! didn’t ly stifled for the first six innings, as it only managed two hits in that time. Doug Sher-m a n and pitcher Bruce Barber were the only two C.R. players to reach third base, in the first and third innings, respectively.
But the squad’s biggest scor-
Sanger, who had won three of
BB® the last four feature: at the
las this really my first *miDowns rcd we„ on hi,
’ <’uerKd the veteran VVa‘ way to another victory. Ed was
Jerico pilot, who also captured seUi unti| he brokc a
the FaUtafflOO spec.al a month drive shaft at the c|osc of lhc
With the season ending next week, that all but eliminated Sanger from any chance of winning his fourth straight track championship at the Downs.
Curt Hansen of Dike, who also had his problems Friday night, appears to have the title locked up, although Ver-lin Laker of Cedar Rapids still has an outside chance of winning.
Hansen blew an engine in a heat -event, then borrowed a ride for the feature, where he cry,” Dale Douglass if i n i s h e d sixth. Meanwhile, But sometimes I sure Eaker was copping a heat, taking second in the fast-car dash and placing second behind his
'Hard-Luck' Douglass in Golf Lead
felt like it.”
The popular, placid Douglass,
' involved in a slump so deep teammate Zwanziger in the fea-and dismal that it threatened lure.
his career, was recounting
Darrell Dake of C.R., who
some of his problems over the;was treked for a burned chest last two seasons, years in which when his radiator exploded he had plummeted from a $90,- after an earlier event, was third ing threat came in the seventh OOO a year winner and a mem- m ^e feature, inning. With one out, Randy ber of the Ryder Cup team, to
Jacobson doubled to left center I Dave Gaskill followed with I single over the left I head. But Jacobson, i the ball tagged up I unable to advance
a $9,000 a year struggler.
Those problems appeared to fielder’s have ended in the gathering! thinking gloom of a rainy Friday eve-
would be caught, I ning when Douglass reeled off
at second and wras i birdies on the last three holes
he played for a sparkling, six-
Zwanziger and his 1974 fhe-velle led through the first six tours before Sanger ducked his ’73 Camaro inside going into turn three.
Bill confessed that move surprised him, “but I couldn’t run on the low side, anyway. I was
A pair OI ny balls ended the ^der-par «i and the 36-hole, mn shou,d M
,hrcat’ ES “ thc $250 000 Westchester: froM ^ was M M much
STJ' •« . ?that I couldn't Ro into the
I don t know lf my game isi^, as hard as I wanted to.”
Hawks Lose Mark Urchek
back yet,” the soft-spoken, articulate man from the moun
The race also served as a
, ,, , . ., ut. a. tx i baptismal for a new 454 cubic
tams of Colorado said, “but »i inch engine for Zwanziger.
IOWA CITY (AP)
Mark Urchek suffered tom liga-
sure looks Halfback I closer.”
like ifs getting
Douglass—“the only thing
ments in his left knee Friday that’s unusual about me is and will be lost to the Iowa foot-J spell my name funny”—had ball team for the season.
Experience in the Line
Three of the four Lion linemen returning this fall to boost the Linn-Mar football for tunes are Ed Krug, Rick Coles and Don Gallagher. Missing is letterman Rick Miller. Assistant varsity coaches are Bill Nash, left, and Mike Sjeklocha, right.
Sanger did win the semi, while Gary Crawford of Independence won a heat and Bob Helm of Andalusia, 111., took the dash.
Ken DeGood of Iowa City cap-
two round total of 133, a whop-Urchek, a letterman f romjping ll under par on the
ootstown. Ohio, suffered the logged. 6.614 yard Westchester ’ * .f„„,
Country Club course.
Rootstow injury in the morning practice session and underwent immediate surgery at University hospitals.
The Hawfkeyes went through their first day of contact drills and coach Bob Commings said he was pleased with both workouts.
Feature (25 laps): I Bill Zwanziger, __ Waterloo; 2. Verlin Faker, Cedar Rapids;
He was one shot in front of 3 Darrell Dake, C.R.; 4 Bob Helm,
Andalusia, III.; 5. Gary Crawford, Independence; 6. Curt Hansen, Dikej 7. Bill McDonough, C.R ; 8. Bill Beckman, C R Semi (IO): I. Ed Sanger, Wloo; 2. Beck-
..man; 3. Cal Swanson, Reinbeck; 4. Tim
a non-winning tour regular, put'McDonough, cr.
° n r 1st hear (IO): I. Eaker; 2. Zwanziger; 3.
I Helm; 4. Sanqer
2nd heat (IO): I. Crawford; 2 Ken Walton, C R ; 3. Joe Schaefer, Wloo; 4. Swan-
Larry Ziegler, who fashioned another 67 for a 134. Don Bies,
Right now, the defense is, holes to go in the chase for
together the day’s best round,
65, and was alone at 135.
The group at 136. just three ;*°Fasf car dash (SJM, Helm; 2. Eaker; 3. shots out of the lead with 36
2 Homers Let Astros Gain a Split
The victory boosted Boston’s lead in the AL East to seven games over Baltimore and New York, while Oakland’s lead in AL West was cut to four games over Kansas City.
Tiant said he used his fastball more than usual, not going to
expect a lot out of the junior group. They play well and have some good skills.
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis.-|The lethargic bats of the Cedar, j Rapids Astros awoke with a
Seven lettermen return from ST*"0? j? ,thc fC°nd g!‘^
lam year, but only one. Rick f r,da/n‘gh‘to, salva«* ' S rvmn i ’ a- rn a double header with the Wis-
lead, as thc Astros had gone out in front 1-0 in the second . inning on a pair of doubles by
Pastor Perez and Stan Floyd.
ahead cf the offense.” he said.
“But what I’ve been most pleased with is that we spent less time prodding the players than you would anticipate.
They’re really responding to coaching,” he said.
In a lineup change, sopho-Joe Sambito to win Friday’s jmore Nate Winston was moved; thrpoTnnL
' tack linebacker runninp whole day's play.
Coles, 200-pound senior center, was a regular.
Other line vets returning are Don Gallagher, 180-pound tac-
his baffling changeup until the^°"^‘c^^i!(^r’ 160-pmmd guard
“He threw' the ball hard,” ob-| served Jackson. “He didn’t
and guard Ed Krug, all seniors. Back veterans set to go are: Steve Van Slyke, (160) halfback;
throw like Nolan Ryan. but he J/*1 Duss’ fullback or halfback, and Dennis Tharp, (180)
halfback or fullback. All are
consin Rapids Twins. For one of the few
So the Astros won the night-: |cap 6-1 after losing the opener 4-times all13 in the last of the seventh.
season, the Astros hammered A n o t h e r doubleheader is two homers in the same inning.;planned here Saturday night, Rafael Tatis jacked a long followed by a single game Sun-three-run homer out of the park,'day r.ght.
opener. Thc Astros scored in the first inning on a walk to Cal Portley, an infield out and Tatis’ single. The Twins got three in thc first. The Astros tied in the sixth when Sambito and Alex Taveras walked and scored on Perez’ single and a fielder’s choice.
$50,000 first prize.
Bruce Crampton and McGee. Weiskopf played his back nine in 32 for a 66 while Crampton and McGee had 68s in weather that became bot and I humid after morning showers to wash out the
Zwanziaer; 4. Schaefer Fast time: Sanger, :25 50
STREET STOCK Feature: I. Ken DeGood; 2.
inr'lndr'fl Brumlev; 3 Willie Dee
lsf heaf. 1 Gen# HearS|; 2. DeGood; I
Australian ; pl5“aL*(“?,.
Jerry I Murphy,-3. Darrell Krewson
East German Girl Breaks Swim Record
the first girl to break the one minute barrier in the 100-meter
The Tw ins broke the tie in the I *
and Mike Jones followed with a two-run blast.
seventh on walks to Bob Stie-
made the pitches he had to. The man pitched a very good ball game.”
Tiant took in stride the honor
1 Then the Astros come home for twin bills Monday and Tues-That gave the Astros a 6-0 day nights against Dubuque. It gie.
'will be Bat Night Monday and
Dale Douglass Larry Ziegler Don Bies Jerry McGee Tom Weiskopf Bruce Crampton
VIENNA (API - Who will be jffiMISi
Jerry Heard Miller Barber Chuck Courtney Jim Colbert Hetero Blancas George Archer Ken still Dan Sikes Mason Rudolph J.C. Snead
Sets Speed Marks
WENDOVER, Utah (AP) — A 17-year-old girl and a 34-year-old man set world speed records in battery-powered cars Friday in the annual speed at the Bonneville Salt
134 trials 136 Flats in Western Utah.
-issy Johnson of Ontario, Ca-68-6?-i37 ; lif., in the “Golf Cart Special”, set a record for battery-pow-
Kothcr, an 18-
gerwald, Glenn Richmond and ^€ar 0J? sPr*nt v'°^cr *I??l|0,ve Stockton Messman and Gary Ward’s sin-’.East (’c,rman-v; sct ,he worlds|g?»5SSS.,on
top mark for that event Friday j steve mo ny!
McCoy has two boys, both
of becoming the first 20-game JuTrs' c?™P£mK for
® iterback slot. They are Von Hoi
jlingsworth (160) and Ken Art
winner in the majors.
“Naturally, I’m happy,” he said. “You have to be happy to
games However, every-,
.. j j.. ... open and is not ready to name
body deserves credit. A l the J, . . . . f
He feels all positions are wide
boys play well behind That’s the difference.”
my kind of a starting group.
McCoy mentioned several other
, . .non-lettcrmen who will bo bat-It was Tiant s 20th comple c t for fjrjt team jofa
game of the year md his sixthLcluded. Kevin Vcatch. senior
Cedar Rapids (3) Wis, Rapids (4)
ab h rb ab h rb
Portley, 2b 2 0 0 Farkas, ss 3 10
Taveras, ss 2 I 0 Ward, rf 4 2
'Perez, lb 3 11 Woods, cf 3 0
Tatis, lf 3 1? Hill, lf 3 3
Rima, cf 3 10 Wolfe, 3b 3 0
Twellm'n, 3b 2 0 0 Carey, 2b 3 1
Jones, rf JOO M'gerw’d, tbO I Brown, c 3 0 0 Richmond, c 2 0
Sambito, p 3 I 0 Messman, p 2 0
Ant o ji t a ph and Photograph I j0gp sosa^with a 6-0 lead in the Night Tuesaday. Final homeinightcap, the Twins spoiled hi: i j game is Thursday, a 7:30 game ,m unearjlC(j run
o against Waterloo. That will be j)0Ug cjarey walked and scored , 25-cent beer night and Giant when £)ick Tintor’s long fly was
O i Vmii'nn»t* Min Vi 4 .....
j with 1:01.99 here in the Eu Astros presented r0pean swimming champion
a 6-0 lead in the| ship, which enters the penult!-1 fiLJSWi nightcap, thc Twins spoiled his mate stage today
. Lanny Wadkins Tommy Aaron
■■■■Hinton Glbby Gilbert Richard Crawford
SJfcjSjered cars under 1.102 pounds. 6970—139 Her 920-pound golf cart, with 68.7L-139 most of the weight in batteries, 73-66—139 was timed in the flying kilome-7?^68~J39 ter at 81.47 miles per hour.
72-68—140 - "
73-67—140 mb mb bb
69-71—1401 67-73—1401 72-68 -140 64-72— 140 72-68- 140 72-69-141
Totals 24 5 3 Totals Cedar Rapids Wis. Rapids E - -None. LOB Hill, Clarey. SH
Cedar Rapids 10SSH
Sambito (L. 108) Messman (W. 15-1 PB Brown. T~
IOO 002 O 300 OOO I
C.R 3, W R 6. 2B Messman
Souvenir Night. Mike Messman
bv Tom Rima in
ALWAYS IN FIRST
SHR TAA TTTTl H R ER BB SO 8 4 4 3 9
5 3 3 3 3
shutout. He struck out six walked two
back; Brian Barnes, junior I md was cheered Kevjn nahn< senior tack-
b>; a pa?ked h0T 0 lie. and Ed King, senior guard. lr;-,’ 35,866—the largest crowd at B
Fenway Park since 1956. i T*11* Lions have 33 on the
_ I varsity squad. Assisting Me-
Cedar Rapids (6) Wis. Rapids (I)
ab h rb ab h rh
Woody Hayes Finally Backs a Michigan Man
Twellm'n, 3b 3
By The Associated Press
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
BALTIMORE COLTS — Offensive tackle Tom Dr©uaas, three year veteran, traded to Denver Broncos tor future draft choice; running back Phil Bennett, rookie, Boston College, acquired on waivers from New England Patriots
CHICAGO BEARS Tight end Earl Thomas traded to St Louis Cardinals tor center Wayne Mulligan, running back Cliff McClain and undisclosed draft choice
BUFFALO BILLS Placekicker Bons Shalapak, two-year veteran, Michigan State, left camp voluntarily. jcv/am
Coy are Mike Sjeklocha, head track coach, and Bill Nash, head wrestling mentor. Nash came to Linn-Mar this year from South Tama, but is not new to Marion. He graduated from high school here.
Nevin Roberts will coach the soph team (his year, assisted by Sam Kielty, head baseball
Tatis, lf Perez, lb Floyd, c Jones, rf Portlev, 2b Sosa, p
0 Farkas. ss 4 0 St'oerw’d, lb J 0 Woods, cf 3 3 Hill, lf
0 Wolfe, 3b 3
1 Ward, rf 2
2 Clarey, 2to 7 0 Tintor, c 3 0 Hemen, p i 0
Richm'd, ph I Anqione, p 0 Buehnar, p I Costlllo, P O Elf, Ph I
By George Strode COLUMBUS, Ohio Ohio State football
jvotee of a strong college
ball rushing game.
Hayes said the new I’residnt telephoned him the day after Woody Hayes has gone to bat his inauguration Aug. 9
Wisconsin Rapids 4-1, Cedar Rapids 3-6 Burlington 4. Clinton 3 (13)
Appleton 7, Waterloo I
Texas (Brown 9-10) af Detroit (Hold sworth 0-2), 2:15 P m Kansas City (Fitzmorris 9-3) at Mil Waukee (Rodriguez 6-3), 2.30 p m.
Minnesota (Pecker 13-10) at Baltimore (Cuellar 15-9), 7:30 p m Oakland (Hunter 18 10) at Boston (Lee 14-11), 7:30 p.m
Sunday's Games Texas at Detroit, 1:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Baltimore, 2 p m Oakland at Boston, 2 p m (astomia at New York 2 p m. Cleveland at Chicago, 2:1s p m Kansas City at Milwaukee, 2 30 p.m.
for an old Michigan man, President Ford.
Totals Cedar Rapids Wis. Rapids E Taveras, W R 6, 2B Jones, SB -
6 6 6
Hemen (I Angione B Definer Castillo PB Floyd
Totals 25 2 0
015 OOO 0- 6
OOO OOO 1—1
Rima. LOB C.R. 6,
Perez, Floyd HR Tails,
— Taveras SH — Twellman.
IP H R ER BB SO
111 7 2 1 0 3”
1-7) 3 5 6 6 3 2
2 10 0 0 4
I 0 0 0 3 1
I 0 0 0 0
“He (Ford) blocking when ball,” Haves
night at a preseason gathering “I just hope he keeps it on tin* ground,” added the 61-year-1 (old Buckeye coach, long a de-
“I told him, ‘I’m going to I support you the same way I some' suPP°rt°d President Nixon. You’re my President,’” Hayes
said Thursday recalled-
1 “And that’s hard for me to say to a man from Michigan,” added Hayes.
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in the mid-1930s for the University of Michigan, Hayes’ bitterest rival as the OSU coach.
Hayes, 20 pounds lighter after a heart attack June 6, was in rare form. He spent 47 minutes joking, laughing and saying little about his 1974 powerhouse, loaded with starters from the 10-0-1 team of last season.
By The AisoclMed Pre**
SAN DIEGO Rpnato Garcia, 157, Not th Hollywood, Caid, outpointed Jose Martin Flores, 159Va. Hermosillo, Mexico, IO.
Danville 8, Dubuque 4
Quad Cities 6, Decatur 0
St. Louis 66 60
Pittsburgh 64 61
Philadelphia 63 62
Cedar Rapids at Wisconsin
Montreal 58 64
New York 53 69
Decatur at Quad Cities
Chicaqo SI 71
Los Angeles 78 47
Cincinnati 76 50 Atlanta 69 56
2 Val 9
Houston 64 60
San Francisco 56 70
San Diego 49 77
Atlanta 4-6, New York 3ft
Cincinnati IO. Montreal 7
Houston I, Philadelphia 0
Pittsburgh 6, San Dieqo 2 St Louis 2, Los Angeles I
Chicaqo I, San Francisco 0
Cmcinnat (Gullett 14-8)
(Blair 7-5), 2:15 pm.
Chicago (Stone 5-4) at San Francisco
(Bryant 3-12), 4 p m.
Friday s Games
New York (Seaver 7-8! at Atlanta (Mor
Kansas City 8-0, Milwaukee 4-
ton 12-7), 7:35 p m.
qame )3 innings
Philadelphia (Carlton )4-8)
Baltimore 4, Minnesota I Boston 3, Oakland 0
(Roberts 8-tO). 8:3s p m.
St, Louis (Curtis 7-H) at
IO, California 4
(Sutton 11-9), IO p.m.
Texas 5, Detroit 2 Chicago 2, Cleveland I
California (Tanana 9-14) at New York (Dobson 11-14), 2 p.m.
Cleveland (G.Perry 16-8) at Chkaqo (Bahnsen 11-14), 2:15 p.m.
Only qames scheduled
New York at Atlanta, ?, IS p m Cincinnati at Mox,treat'd P M . Pittsburgh at San Diego, 2, 4 o.m, Chicago at San Francisco, 4 p rn. St, Louis at Los Angeles, 4:15 P.m.
DID YOU KNOW THAT: on au90„ 29 ,9,6. pac., Hub
Leonard of the Boston Red Sox was shelled off the mound in Fenway Park in the first inning by the St. Louis Browns. Red Sox Manager, Bill Corrigan, sent Leonard out as his starting pitcher the very next day against the Browns. In an amazing reversal of form, Leonard tossed a no-hit, no-run game, beating the Browns 4 to 0.