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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - May 11, 1972, High Point, North Carolina Time out by. Him. Pm a a a f my leg we a a a Tai sol Lilli with golfers like fort Worth girls flock to nit fort Worth Tex. Apr someday a said Bruce Campton a a in a not going to play in this tournament. In a just going to come Crampton an australian vet the Man with the gliding style and that Basket catch the Man who gave giants fans in new York As Well As san Francisco something to talk about eran who ranked among the a when it was obvious pennants were slipping away orites it made is comment be Trade Willie the a say hey kid could they really m a a be serious National invitation Mentz pro Golf a no. Alas they Are serious although the proposed Trade watching event a 4vk 4via Tatt \7am1b of a i it _ i 0_ Aat colonial tourna-1 girl with the new York mets appears derailed for the time being. Its a reality of sports that superstars get traded once their brilliance begins to Flicker. The glory of yesterday is quickly dimmed by the mediocrity of today. Its absolutely amazing a said Crampton. During wednesdays pro am he stopped several times eyed the gallery and Shook his head in something approaching Awe. He was not alone. This May be the Only tournament on the Long 12-month tour where the players watch the gallery As much or More than the gallery watches the players. The touring pros Are unanimous in their Choice of this one As the Tours top girl watching tournaments. Whatever is next is a Distant second. Concentration on Golf is difficult. Its sometimes called the Eye bail open. The gals come out in droves and covers and flocks. Littler still on the mend from major surgery is among the missing this year. So a r e Jack Nicklaus Arnold Palmer Billy Casper Gary player and Frank Beard who withdrew because of a hand injury. Tournament officials Are Quick to Point out however that nine of the top ten Money winners Are among the select 102-Man Field in this event that now is the Only invitational besides the masters on the schedule. The leading contenders for the $25,000 first prize Are Lee Trevino Chi Chi Rodriguez George Archer Charles Coody and Crampton. Unser bombs indy course even the Yankees dealt babe Ruth off when his usefulness was completed. A. ,. Indianapolis a How of course Mays still has some Good swings left in does a 200 mile per hour Lap at him although its obvious the end is in sight. But the Indianapolis strike you impose giants rightly figure that now would be a Good time sible to Send Willie to alien grass. He a still a drawing card Cai be. A says Bob and still a dangerous hitter. In another season or so Abny but eventually5 m his Trade value May be considerably diminished. There a a tinge of sadness when a team deals off a As a matter of fact i done to know yet How fast my car a a run. But in a working up to superstar who has seen his Best years. Fans usually finding out a get fired up write impassioned letters to the manage Unser the 38-year-old 1968 foment pleading that such a player deserves the oppor Dinapolis 500 Winner from Al Unity to finish a career in the same uniform he n shocked the. J a a ,. J old line indy veterans to their helped make famous and generally leap to his de wednesday when he whip sense at every turn. Ped Dan gurneys All american but you have to remember that baseball is a Busi h Ness How the hell could you forget it after events of Mijes hour faster than the recent weeks and that club owners As businessmen track record. Are looking after financial interests first. He earlier recorded three laps in a Row in excess of 191 of in Mimm. W when bes not playing any better than a Rookie who is before going Back out for one making one fifth that amount. And if you can get a Lap at 192.318. Couple of hot prospects in a Deal for the old pro. He waited until 5 33 to to u Jingle the timing clocks with Wen Why not his masterpiece. A a we have been working up the fan enters into this. Too. He a paying five or six gradually a Unser said. A we Bucks to see his favorite team go through the motions Haven to been trying to set the of winning a Pennant or keeping out of the cellar. Wood on fire just work hard drive hard and look ahead to he a paying to see Good baseball and nothing else is the race. But i guess you could going to satisfy him for Long no matter How Many say now in a the one foe others pairs of pantyhose the club gives away in promotion i bit a a for the pee gimmicks. And in aging superstar Isnit going to keep won the National a fans loyalty for Long if he does no to hit better than driving title the same year he .200 and watches Fly balls that were once nothing captured indy says the higher More than to hum outs drop sneering by for singles. Yes its sad when a team deals off a player who has served them Long and Well. But there a one thing sadder. Ali at a a player who keeps hanging on after this time for retirement has come. Its painful to watch the old pro dribble a Ball Back to the shortstop and leg it to first base Only to be thrown out by six Steps. It hurts to watch him struggle in the Outfield while his Outfield teammates try to cover More than their territory to help him out. And its bitter to hear the fans boo his name at the plate when once there were Only Waves of cheers. Willie Mays says he mind being traded to the mets or presumably any other title contending team but that he is Hurt that the giants did no to Tell him first. A i think i deserve a lot More respect from them than someone else a Willie said earnestly. A a that a the Way i feel. I done to know How other people other people Are in sympathy with Willie. They think he ought to remain a giant forever. That show they feel now. But in a season or two they will feel different so the giants May have done Mays a favor. If they re thinking about trading him. Its obvious they feel his usefulness is nearing an end. That should be a sign to Willie that it might soon be a Good time to hang Mem up. That Way he goes out on top. Taking All the glory and none of the grief. No mediocre performances to erase fans memories of those gliding catches those Slingshot swings and that Cap that just would t stay on. There s just one More sad part of it. Sometimes the player is the last one to realize that its All Over. That s the Saddest part of All. Speeds this year Are due to quicker times through the speedways Short chutes rather than blitzing the Long Straightaway As has been the Case in previous years. Already considered by most As the favorite to win foe no. I starting spot in first round qualifying saturday Unser now admits the other Drivers have some catching up to do. Nonetheless several other Drivers were beginning to find the Range and by wednesdays track closing 16 Drivers had turned unofficial laps at 180 or better. Among them were the Par Nelli Jones Drivers Ai Unser Mario Andretti and Joe Leonard three time Winner . Foyt and dark horses Jim Mal Willie Mays. Talks to by is Mays Deal on again Bruins go for nil title new York a the Boston Bruins still thirsting for the bubbly stuff and hungry for dollars Hope to do another reversal of form and wrap up the Stanley cup tonight against the proud new York rangers. The Bruins were a tense determined group As they invaded new York for foe sixth game of the National hockey leagues Best of seven series for the sports most coveted prize. The Bruins Many of whom Call new Yorkus Madison Square Garden a the zoom because of boisterous and overzealous fans who often litter the ice with debris had their scheduled Celebration party wrecked by a 3-2 loss to the rangers in Boston tuesday night. Takes bad knee Home Yaz limps through Airport a wire photo Yaz bad knee has examination Lay and Gordon Jodi new a Cambridge mass. A Bobby Unser s chief ant ago night. Slugger Carl astr nist in the raging Speed War new York apr Willie they were in no mood for fun a ski was to undergo tests at has been 28-year-old Gary bet Mays meets today with officials Andje is during a flight from Sancta Maria Hospital Here to Senhausen who recorded the 0f it Jan Francis giants bosto1 an men a bus ride for Day to determine the extent of i1.?. P 8t and new York mets to discuss jl-h0tfi outside damage to his right knee and Way sunday. Peter Revson who with John cock is assigned to the British his future in baseball. The san Francisco superstar based Mclaren organization i flew into new York wednesday holds the speedways official evening and announced one Lap record of 179.354 m p h. And the four Lap Mark of. 178.696. Revson appeared to be my a Quot Alftan total getting foe kinks out of his new cause Don t know any More car and Rode around wednes the mets interested in of Day at 189.394. He came away Taining the 41-year-old Center fun City before foe import t a n to nationally televised lbs to 8 30 p.m., Edt meeting with the rangers. The hard hitting Bruins lost a out until a rays were taken and the examinations were completed. The three time american league batting Champion a How Long he will be out of the Rived in Boston wednesday Boston lineup. Night from Anaheim calif., la j r u Chance to Clinch the Champion i in Here to talk and i can t ship in the fifth game b,0�ing so Bruins on 2c where he was injured tuesday night in the red sox Victory smiling. Sorrell s 4-hitter beats Cummings by Mike Kivett special to the Enterprise Burlington Billy Sorrell fired a four hit shutout for Andrews As Burlington Cummings dropped its second game of foe year to the raiders wednesday 1-0. It was Sorrells second straight shutout and lowered his earned run average to 0 94. The Victory puts the raiders in a tie with Cummings for the conference Lead. Both teams have 9-2 records. Overall the raiders have a 13-4 record Cummings is 13-2. It was David King who supplied the Power for the Raider win. It was in the top of the third when the Raider picked up the Lone run of the game. With two outs and Mike Mcdowell of first King came to Bat. He sent a line drive into right Center and Mcdowell scored easily while King pedalled into second King picked up his second hit with a single in the fifth. T he double was foe Only extra base hit of the afternoon. Coaches Tom Harger and Bill Hunter of Andrews were pleased with foe Victory. Commented Harger a we were really in trouble in the fifth when they loaded the bases but Sorrell came through with a great game. I am very pleased with foe Effort of the whole Sorrell whose record is now 6-0, has the Best Era and record in the conference. In yesterdays game he struck out nine and walked three. The loss was the first for Cumming so Ace Barry Smith. He is 6-1 Andrews will travel to Reidsville Friday for its last regular season game Cummings will be at Morehead for its last game also on Friday of both teams should win. A playoff game will be played either saturday or sunday to decide the conference Champion the site of such a game has not been determined yet. M e Amritt a Quot my a Burl Cumming too too 0�?# 4 t Mpa a Billy Sorrell amp Reggio Jones by. A sorry Smith i Wilbur Merlin w Billy Sorrell -0 l a Berry Smith 4-1 fielder resumed negotiations for his services with their top official on hand chairman of foe Board m. Donald Grant. Grant was to meet with Mays and Horace Stoneham the giants owner at a Midtown hotel. Mays came in from Montreal wednesday night while the giants were playing a game there with the expos at Jarry Park. He said he would have no a hard feelings if he were to be traded to foe mets but insisted that he knew nothing of the negotiations involved. A a done to put words in my Mouth a he told a reporter upon his arrival at a new York Airport. A a in la talk about anything else that you want to talk about but i can t talk about something that i Don t know Mays waxed philosophical Over the much rumoured Trade. A a that a the game of life that a the game of baseball a he said. The prospective Deal was revealed last week but the mets cooled after the giants demanded Young players for their outfielder probably in his last season. But talks reopened after Mays personally was brought in on the Deal. Stoneham apparently bowed to sentiment for his 21-year Veteran. Bison beat Page in wild game by Larry Dawalt special to Tho Enterprise there was a wild one at High Point Central wednesday afternoon. The Umpire gave the game to Central but Only two and a half innings of the game were played with Page. The Bison played Well As they got four runs in the first inning and two in the second while Steve Yates Didiot give up a hit so technically the score was 6-0. The Page coach would disagree though because he left the game in a state of anger to say the least the Call that bothered the Page coach occurred in the Page half of the third inning Ken Martin had walked and was trying to steal second. Central Catcher Chuck Martin made the throw and the tag was put on the pirate runner. The Umpire said he was out. The Page coach slowly walked Over to the Field Umpire to discuss the Call. After about five minutes of discussion the coach walked Over to his own Bench he had been coaching third base and started to pack his team up to leave. He then walked to the Home plate Umpire and began talking with him about the matter. Yaz was to be examined by team physic an Thomas Tierney i i Over the California Angels John Mcgillicuddy. Hospital of a a a a a a facials said they would not walked without the Aid of know How Long Yaz would be crutches from the plane but was unable to Bend the heavily bandaged right leg. Later he used a wheelchair. Yastrzemski told newsmen at the Airport that he was in More pain than when he originally injured the leg when he caught his right foot in the Shin guard of California Catcher Art Kus Nyer while sliding into Home. A i wont know How Long ill be out until the tests Are done a Yaz who looked tired and strained told newsmen. A but i done to think ill play for a while maybe three weeks or red sox Trainer buddy be Roux said earlier the leg would be in a cast a minimum of a week and that Yaz would be out of the lineup for at least a few Days after that. Leroux said damage to the knee included strained ligaments. Somewhere in Between All the talking the Page coach was told that if he was not in uniform he could return to the game but Only then because other than that he was ejected the coach removed his uniform though not completely and by this time Central Catcher Martin was at the plate to Lead off centrals half of the third. Martin took one pitch and the Umpire then called the game and awarded it to Central. The runs in the first inning came from five hits the first of which was a single by Tony Shaver. Greg Hinnant slammed a triple to Bat in Shaver and Geoff Beaston walked Otis Foster Dennis Harris and Mark Hawks followed with singles to account for the three other Bison runs in foe second Beaston reached on an error and Foster and Harris slammed singles to bring the other runs in. Yates did no to give up a hit and walked Only one Man while his fielders failed to commit an error ctn try p a Williford and a a c a vat and Martin _ vat i Williford or a non a i 41a�?4 i a Dimaggio salutes los Angeles a Joe Dimaggio foe outstanding former new York Yankee outfielder. Was added wednesday to the list of players who will Salute Casey Stengel june 4 at dodger stadium in an old timers game. Dimaggio played for Stengel and the two teams which collide in the prelude to the Dodg ers St. Louis Cardinal game Are All men who either played for with or against Stengel. Talent abounds in cd baseball event by Paul Shinn Assenat sports editor Salisbury there will be a considerable amount of National glory going on stage this evening when the loth an a u a i Carolinas conference baseball tournament gets under Way on the Catawba Campus at 6 of clock the opening game will have Pfeiffer meeting Guilford followed by the High Point and Elon game. High Point is currently ranked the second Best team in the Small College pole conducted by collegiate baseball Magazine but that does t mean the panthers Are foe Only impressive players around according to the latest naia statistics Guilford which finished in a tie for second during the regular season is 10th in the country in team Fielding and has the 26th top hitter in Mike Jones. His aver age was 441. The quakers Are 12th in team batting with a .324 average High Point s Ron Slinger Man is again tied for the National Lead in Home runs with 13. Don Jackson of Tennessee Martin also has 13, but has hit them in fewer games than Slingerman. Slingerman also rates with the top pitchers in the country with his 7-1 record. That places him sixth on the list. Even though he doubles at third base when not taking a turn on the Mound. Slingerman has been a regular starter and is among the National leaders with innings pitched Center fielder Robbie Cecil leads the panthers in batting among the regulars with a .425 ave rage. He also leads the club in at bats runs and hits. He is second in runs batted in. High Point has a .308 team average and a 2.67 earned run average. Dwight loge used primarily in Relief this season is the club Leader at 142. Slingerman who most of the season was under one run allowed per game is second a i 74. Elon finished fourth in the regular season and was whipped soundly by High Point in their first meeting. But the christians came Back with a shutout against the panthers. High Point split with Pfeifer and became the first team to beat Junior Randy Benson in 24 College games. The panthers took a pair from Guilford. It s Likely that three of the teams from this weekend s tournament will get another look at each other next week in District 26 play in Greensboro with Gardner Webb being added As the fourth member. High Point is also foe defending District Champion. They also serve pc s Roo Johnson Chris Seibert Cjack Caviness add depth Ste photo by Mort Auxin

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