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High Point Enterprise, The (Newspaper) - August 10, 1976, High Point, North CarolinaWith no hitter Over dodgers by Paul Shinn baseball bounces after checking the pitching statistics on Jarrell Whaley you might wonder How far Jacksonville might have gone in this year s american legion playoffs in North Carolina if the 18-year-old had stayed around for the finish. Whaley is the grandson of or. And mrs. . Vun Cannon of High Point and the Allen Jay Section. Young Whaley recently signed a professional con tract with the Philadelphia Phillies for a reported 000 and gave up his legion career Early in the season to take off for what he Hopes will be Greener in More ways than one pastures. Whaley was picked in the third round of the draft and in signing he decided to give up the remainder of the legion season As Well As a College scholarship. Had he remained Jacksonville might have been playing this week for the state championship instead of Smithfield from the East. Whaley is now in Auburn ., class a league. He was one of the first players to sign a contract with the Phillies this summer. Wes Livengood the scout who signed Whaley com pared the Pitcher to another now local figure vinegar Bend Mizell at the same age. Mizell pitched for the cardinals and pirates before settling in Davidson county to become a professional lawmaker from North Carolina. In the past two High school seasons Whaley struck out 231 batters in 133 innings with an earned run average of 1.35. He had 12 victories with two no hitters. His american legion accomplishments last year were just As impressive. Last year he struck out 85 in 59 innings with a 1.37 earned run average. In one 12 inning game he fanned 25 in pitching a four hit shutout. Just before leaving the legion club this summer Whaley pitched a Victory and struck out 19 along the Way. That s a summer s work for a lot of pitchers that age. The Ping when Bat makes Contact with Ball has a lot of old timers shaking their Heads. Something just does t sound right. The Ping of course is coming from the aluminium bats Many leagues Are using now. They Are Legal. The idea is a Little More initial Cost but better to use in the Long run because they Don t have to be replaced like the breakable wooden ones. Whether there is More distance to a Ball hit off the Metal than Wood will be debated but one of the plus Marks is supposed to be when a Ball makes Contact farther Down on the handle it won t snap As might happen with a thin handle of Wood. High Point College and the local legion team have been using the bats for several years now. And the Mcaa has approved use for member institutions for three years. But How Safe Are they. Like a lot of new ideas being tried out the aluminium bats1 have their detractors. A warning has already been issued by the . Con Sumer product safety commission. It said in part More than five million aluminium baseball and softball bats with rubber grips sold since 1968 could pose serious risks of injury if the rubber grips Are Loose worn damaged or one of the possible culprits is Eaton corp. Seven Bat makers use that grip and they have been sold under Many Brand names so it would be up to the individual teams to Check out the condition of their hitting equipment. As to whether More Long flies Are caught but More Short flies fall in for hits with the non Metal bats it will take a Little More study and then you would t be Able to convince a Ball player who is hitting with one and making outs with the other. Does practice make perfect in baseball or in anything for that matter not necessarily according to a Brooklyn College professor who decided to do some work and is now considered an expert on How people learn physical skills. It s Quality of practice that makes perfect not just repeated the head of the physical Educa Tion department said. It s How you practice and under what conditions that Are important in perfecting physical another thing the Good doctor found out is that just because an athlete excels in one sport does not necessarily mean he will be As Good in others. Many times people have asked outstanding athletes in one port Why they decided to go with that one in Stead cof taking on two or three and being Good at All. While pie athlete May give one answer the real answer Coo if be he was More naturally suited for the sport he excels in and that was the reason he dropped or lost in Terest in the others. I f another finding which most coaches have already figured out is that athletes Benefit More from simulating practice As close to the actual event rather than having artificial practices. In other words game condition practices Are More beneficial. And then there is the argument of motivation coming from a coach or from within the player. The Brooklyn study indicates a coach can play a role in the psychological factors motivating an athlete and making the player successful. So Yelling can be fun for the coach to let off steam and it might Spur his troops to an extra Effort at times. Candelaria headlines Candy night Pittsburgh a it was Candy night at three Rivers stadium and Pittsburgh pirate left hander John Candelaria gave everyone a treat. The first fans entering the stadium monday night received a free Candy bar in Honor of the occasion and Candelaria followed that up by pitching a 2-0, no hitter Over the los Angeles dodgers. I be been dreaming about this since i was five years said the 22-year-old Pitcher known As the Candy Man to pirate fans. I Don t know if i la come Down. It s going to take a while to realize what s happened " Only in his second major league season Candelaria 11-4, became the first pirate Pitcher to throw a no hitter in Pittsburgh since Nick Maddox accomplished the feat at old exposition Park in 1907. He extended los Angeles losing Streak to six games As he walked one Batter and struck out seven. With the exception of the third inning Candelaria retired the dodgers in order. A walk to Steve Yeager and two pirate errors loaded the bases before Candelaria got Bill Russell to ground out to end the inning. In the first inning Al Oliver made a running grab of Davy Lopes Fly Ball and Dave Parker made a shoestring catch of Ted Sizemore s sinking liner to snuff out possible hits. Frank Taveras caught a line drive off Sizemore s Bat in the sixth and Oliver ranged far to his left to make a running catch of Ron Cey s Fly Ball an inning later. The last out in the ninth was also the last threat to the no hitter. Russell blooded a Fly to Center that Oliver gloved after nearly colliding with Taveras at shortstop. I looked out and thought that s a Heck of a Way to lose Candelaria said. When Oliver made the catch Candelaria jumped into the air and the Celebration began. His teammates made a path of White towels extending from the clubhouse door to Candela a s locker and added a few Candy bars along the Way to keep up the spirit of Candy Candelaria sat Down opened a can of Beer and promised it would t be his last. I m Gonna drink Beer All he said with a Broad Grin. "1 Don t think anyone can blame in other National league games the Houston astros routed the St. Louis cardinals 13-4 and the Montreal expos nipped the san Francisco giants 2-1. In the american league the Kansas City royals beat the new York Yankees 82, the Texas rangers crushed the Detroit tigers 8-1 and the Cleveland indians turned Back the Chicago White sox 4-2. Astros 13, cardinals 4 Cesar Cedeno drilled a Home run. Triple double and single and knocked in to help Houston beat St. Louis. Three of Cedeno s rib came on a double in the seventh inning and snapped a 2-2 tie. Dynamic Candelaria r and Duffy Dyer team up to give Pittsburgh no hitter against dodgers a Wir photo or. Olympic swim meet on tap Here the state Junior olympic championships will begin wednesday afternoon aug. 11, at the City Lake Pool at 4 o clock and will conclude saturday night. The meet will feature age group Competition among swim teams throughout the state qualifying heats will begin at . Wednesday and continue through saturday the Long events will be wednesday featuring the 1500 meter and the mile. The High Point swim club will be gunning for their fifth consecutive team championship. Roberts praised Pittsburgh Belle soak at Hall of Fame eagles Cooperstown a Eddie Sawyer the former College professor who managed the 1950 Philadelphia Phillies to the National league Pennant came Here to see one of his Whiz kids inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame. Late in 48 i knew he d make it said Sawyer following the induction of Robin Roberts and five others into the Hall of Fame monday. We brought him up from Wilmington Del of the old interstate league. One of our coaches by Perkins who knew pitching. Watched him pitch two games and said. This kid can t miss " Sawyer added he had ability and desire. He wanted to pitch every Day. If we had 20 players like him there would have been no stopping us. He made my Job easy the former Ithaca College professor said he was the one who started counting pitches thrown by his pitchers. Robbie was smooth and fast with great control. He was remarkable. Many times he threw Only 70 to 75 pitches a Philadelphia a it was the kind of night a Guy would t even Send his Mothena Law out in Torren tial ram and wind gusts up to 41 Miles per hour from Hurricane Belle. But the elements did t Stop fans from watching the action at veterans stadium monday night As the Pittsburgh Steeles sloshed their Way to a 14-7 Victory Over the Philadelphia eagles the National football league preseason game see Pittsburgh on 4b Belle tolls for sports by the associated press the new York jets switchboard was flooded with Calls during the afternoon while their temporary play ing Field was being flooded with Rains from Hurricane storm of such intensity that even the race horses at Yonkers and Atlantic City knew to go inside and stay there. In consideration of their necessarily of George Steinbrenner s pet playing jets postponed monday night s scheduled National football league exhibition game with the giants at Yankee stadium. With winds of 70 Miles an hour forecast for Gam time not to mention the Prospect of flooded highways Aid subways. We just Felt there was Loo much danger involved for our a jets spokesman said. There was no argument from the Yankees who said they were relieved to hear of the jets decision. Stem Brenner owner of the american league baseball team has gone to great lengths to protect his turf in the preventing the Joe Frazier George Foreman heavyweight fight from being held there last june for example. But he had no hand in the postponement of monday night s contest because the agreement for use of the City owned stadium Between the City of new York and the jets does not give the Yankees Power of cancellation Over a football game. That was not the Case in the contract with the new York Cosmos of the North american soccer league whose scheduled Home game at the stadium tonight was threatened by Belle s fury. The Yankees keeping in mind the rain s effect on their cherished Field Are empowered by contract to cancel the Nail encounter As late As four hours before Gam time. We re going to have to seriously look at things on the Field and make a said a Yankee spokesman. Such was the extent of the heavy storm on Lite 1370 sports scene. The last time a football game was Hur caned out was in 1961, when the american football league s Boston patriots pushed a Friday night game Back to sunday afternoon it was t immediately known what would become of the giants jets game which had expected a crowd of 40.000 at per ticket. The Cosmos were scheduled for tonight with wednesday and thursday As rain dates and another football is. Friday. A rescheduling decision was expected today the jets said there also was rain in Philadelphia where the super bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steeles met the eagles in another nil preseason game but that one went off without a hitch. The Steeles won 14-7. Things did not work out As Well elsewhere. Two Eastern league baseball doubleheaders in Connecticut drowned three Rivers at West Haven and Waterbury at Bristol. The finals of a International Tennis tournament at North Conway were transferred to a private indoor court in Manchester where Jimmy Connors Defeated Mexico s Raul Ramirez 7-6, 4-6, 6-3. The world team Tennis match at Nassau coliseum Between the new York sets and Boston lobsters was rescheduled for August 15, and the racing cards were cancelled for Trotters at Yonkers raceway and for thoroughbreds at Atlantic City . And team Usa the collection of hockey players with United states citizenship who will play in the inter National Canada cup tournament next month. Had to do without Center Larry Pleau. Pleau. Who plays for the new England whalers of the world hockey association owns a Marina in Massachusetts and had to Batten Down his hatches for the storm. He is expected at the club s Providence . Training base when Belle s through raising Cain. Expos 2, giants 1 Jose Morales Pinch hit ground Rule double with two out in the Bottom of the ninth drove in Pinch runner Jerry White from third base to give Montreal its Victory Over san fran Cisco. Morales slammed the pitch from losing Pitcher Jim Barr 10-8. On one Bounce Over the Fence in right Center Field for his 16th Pinch hit this season a club record. Royals 8, Yankees 2 Amos Otis cracked a Home run and two doubles while Den Nis Leonard coasted to his 14th Victory As Kansas City clubbed new York. The royals pounded new York starter Ken Holtzman. 9-8. For All their runs and nine hits m the first four innings before Grant Jackson Dick Tidrow and Sparky Lyle came on in Relief. Rangers 8, tigers 1 Juan Beniquez and Gene comes each drove in two runs while Nelson Bales scattered eight hits As Texas crushed Detroit. Briles won his first game in More than a month to even his record at 8-8 Beniquez two run single climaxed a five run third inning off starter Dave Lemanczyk. And Bill Laxton. Indians 4, White sox 2 Jim Bibby and Dave Laroche combined on a seven hitter and George Hen Dick drove in two runs to Lead Cleveland Over Chicago. Laroche. Who got Jim Spencer to pop out in the eighth inning with the tying run at the plate registered his 12lh save. Bibby. 8-4. Retired 10 straight men in the Middle innings after having control problems Early the my. Point sports tuesday August 10, 1976 Page 3b Wynn takes Sun Over pea action Endicott A meet Bob Wynn. A golfer who had just won a Chance to play in the pea championship and decided instead to relax in the Sun with a Check in his pocket the 36-year-old Resi Dent of Santa Clara. Calif., said he and his wife Ann had planned to spend the rest of this week with their 3-year old daughter Jennifer on an Atlantic coast Beach. We won t be going there because of the he said monday shortly after winning the open title with a 13-under Par 271. I guess we of Fly to California. I know there s a lot of Sun there and besides we be had too much rain Wynn and the rest of the Field in the . Had More than their share of rain Between midday Friday and sunday night the rain caused in part by the approach of Hurricane Belle became so heavy saturday that the third round in the 72-Hole event at the Par-71, in Joie Golf club was postponed until sunday. Then after that round was completed in the morning a deluge flooded the course late sunday and forced a halt in final round play until Mon Day morning with 11 players still out on the links. At the time Wynn and Rookie Bob Gilder were leading the 64 survivors of the Cut tied at 12 under Par. They had two holes to play with the sky filled with Leaden Clouds monday the pair went to the 17th tee. Golder s six Iron shot on the Par three 175-Yard Hole put him two feet from the pin Wynn also using a six Iron dropped his Ball 20 feet out. I thought i got him said Gilder Winner of the Phoenix open this year in his second pro Start. He made his Birdie so did Wynn who putted it straight both found the rough at the 18th, Gilder to the right behind Trees and Wynn to the left. Gilder s second shot landed in tall grass to the left of the Green Wynn hit the Green 30 feet from the pin. From there Wynn putted within a foot and tapped in for a Par Gilder Ever cautiously took his turn the Ball broke from left to right As planned but lipped the cup and Wynn had won his first major pea event since he joined the tour in 1971. He had a 69, As did Gilder the Victory qualified Wynn for the pea. Which opens thursday at the congressional country club in Bethesda. My but he already had decided to pass it up. I had t planned on the pea Wynn said and that s Why i wanted a week off so i guess Well Fly to California and then Fly Back for the greater Hartford Gilder s 272 earned him s22.-800 and raised his season earnings to s91.769. Against Tor Wynn Terry Diehl. George Knud son. Jerry Mcgee and de Sneed pocketed each for heir third place tie at 274 Larry Nelson was next at 275. And Wally Armstrong and Dave Hill were lied at 276. Reid leads Newell in legion win Charlotte apse cond baseman Tim Reid hit two doubles and a single and scored the Only run As Newell edged Johnston county 1-0, monday in the opening game of the bestow seven series for the North Carolina american legion baseball championship. Reid scored on a throwing error by first baseman Rudy Fletcher in the Bottom of the sixth inning after getting on base with a double. The winning Pitcher was Rick Smith who gave up seven hits and struck out 13 the loser was Butch Bailey. The second game will be played tonight also in Charlotte. 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