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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - October 2, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Cowl a Nihon la walking on air cards on thin ice outside the locker room a Black proud distinctive progressive Mobile agile hostile in certain circumstances a no one could give a better description of Gary Burley. It is his own. The 6-3, 255-Pound senior is the defensive Leader of a Pittsburgh team that invades Kenan stadium this saturday and judging from an essay by Burley in the Pitt Panther football brochure crunching opposition running backs in t All the All America candidate is interested in. Never mind the fact that coach Johnny majors described him As a the Best big Man i Ever or the fact that his 4.6 Speed in the 40 gives him the kind of size Speed combination most coaches drool Over. For when Gary Burley starts describing himself the first asset he lists is a sense of humor. Or As he puts it. A what is my gift to the world Well actually i think i have two or three. First of All i have my sense of humor which i think is my Best asset. In a world like the one we live in laughter and the ability to make others laugh i think is in itself a gift a a pretty sensitive statement from one most people would consider a brute without Ever looking beyond his big Burly exterior. But Burley does no to Stop there. He goes on. A secondly my ability to understand other people is a gift. For instance its nothing for me to meet a person on monday and know their life Story by wednesday. It is harder for me to understand Man because we lie so much. Its hard to figure out when we Are lying or telling the Burley does get around to mentioning his athletic skills after making it Clear football is not his world. The Panther standout has other things to say. He actually begins the essay with a description of himself. A to Start the Ball rolling in a big and Black ten years ago those might have been fighting words. In a 6-3, 255 pounds. I Wear a Short fro for the same reason everyone else wears a Short fro a it wont grow no More. I also have thick lips and a Flat nose. A one feature that stands out Are my a pretty eyes. My Mother told me that. In a not the Best person in the world but in a not the worst either. I Don t make friends very easily but when i do they Are friends i can Trust. Some people say that i can be rude and egotistical at times but that does no to count because this is a self very interesting a it is a rare experience to hear an athlete speaking of his feelings his thoughts about himself. Most athletes like most coaches and most sportswriters for that matter speak of their feelings in cliches. Ask most athletes about themselves and they talk to you of the team. There is nothing wrong with being unselfish but at times we tend to use to respond with what we think people want to hear. Which in turn can make finding a Gary Burley very interesting. Titles on line in Ohga play. By the associated press the los Angeles dodgers Are walking on air and the St. Louis cardinals Are walking on thin ice. Their conditions reflect their positions in the two National league Pennant races. The dodgers won the West division tuesday night with help from the Atlanta braves. The braves eliminated the reds 7-1 and the dodgers followed with an appropriate 8-5 Victory Over the Houston astros. A i feel fantastic i love that Money a said Bill Buckner reflecting the cheerful attitude of the Champagne drenched dodger clubhouse. In Montreal there was no Joy for the cardinals though after they were beaten 3-2 by the expos. The loss dropped the cardinals a game behind the Pittsburgh pirates in the National league East. The pirates clinched at least a tie for the division Crown by beating the Chicago cubs 6-5. A this makes the ice a Little thin for us a noted red schoendienst the frustrated St. Louis manager. In the other National league games the Philadelphia Phillies trimmed the new York mets 2-1 and the san Francisco giants ripped the san Diego padres 7-2. Steve Garvey keyed two rallies one with his 200th hit of the season to Lead los Angeles Over Houston. The dodgers started celebrating at the end of the fourth inning when it was announced that Atlanta had eliminated Cincinnati. The game was delayed about five minutes while the dodgers exchanged congratulations. Garvey doubled Home one run and Crawford singled in another As the dodgers took a 2-0 Lead in the first inning. Garvey a 200th hit of the year a single moved a runner to third base in the third inning and Crawford knocked him in with a grounder. A Pinch hitters Rick Auerbach and Lee Lacy drove in two More runs with singles in the sixth. Mike Marshall Jay Wood is the first Winner to be determined in Oak hollow Golf associations match play tournament currently under Way. Wood Defeated Wayne Mabe 7-5 for the title in the third flight. Other finals matches slated this week find Buster Stewart taking on Joe Johnson in the first flight. Bill Clay is. John Kenney in the second flight and Jim Pettit is. Jim Bocholis in the fourth flight. Bill Hoover will meet the Winner of the Jack Powell Doug Smith match for the title in the championship flight. The Consolation flight is still in the semifinals where Gene Craven will play Mike Trimnal and Gary Flowers will take on Larry Varner. . Is the 137 w. Lexington ave oct. 3rd is men Only night a o at the poppy tree great special savings on All mens clothing Why not take advantage of our fall special Sale night. Sale hours 6 00 till 11 00 Sparky Anderson relieved Winner Don Sutton after the fifth and allowed Lour runs on two hits and four walks. Doug raders single and John Edwards grounder scored two runs and Marshall walked Home two More runs with the bases loaded. The dodgers powered Home two More runs in the seventh on John Hales single. In the previous inning Hale got his first major league hit a double the nights results triggered a wild Celebration in the dodgers clubhouse. A i done to care who we play Pittsburgh or St. Louis a said Jimmy Wynn. A whichever one it is they re going to have to contend with the Best team in baseball a that a us. I predicted this Spring we would win it and i never doubted for a minute not even when the reds got within i 1-2 games of us that we d win expos 3, cardinals 2 Mike Jorgensenn a two run Homer in the eighth inning gave Montreal its Victory Over St. Louis. Willie Davis singled with two out off Bob Gibson 11-13, in the Montreal eighth and stole second before Jorgensen belted his Lith Homer of the baseball season Over the right Field Fence. Daring base running by bake Mcbride and a single by Mike Tyson helped St. Louis break a 1-1 tie in the seventh. Mcbride reached base when he forced Joe Torre at second after Torre had walked off Mike Torrez. With Ken Reitz at the plate Mcbride easily stole second but was stunned momentarily when Catcher Barry Foote s throw appeared to hit him on his helmet. But the speedy Cardinal Center fielder picked himself up and with Reitz still up he Dove head first into third. Reitz fanned but Tyson who entered the game with a .222 batting average lined a single past third baseman Bob Bailey to score Mcbride with the godhead run. Pirates 6, cubs 5 Bob Robertson s two run Homer in the eighth inning gave Pittsburgh a dramatic Victory Over Chicago. Manny san Guillen singled with one out and Robertson batting for de Kirkpatrick drilled a Homer a his 16th of the year a Over the left Field Wall. Pirate starter Jerry Reuss held a 3-2 Lead into the seventh when Steve Swisher singled and took second on a walk by Billy Grabarkewitz. Billy Williams batting for cub starter Tom ice store then clouded a two run double to left Center to give the cubs to 4"" i acid left fielder Willie Stargell threw Pinch runner Ray Burris out at the plate on an ensuing single by Rick monday off pirate reliever Ramon Hernandez but Don Kessinger tagged Hernandez for a triple to score monday and give the cubs a 5-3 Edge. Pittsburgh rallied for a run in its half of the seventh on a triple by Pinch hitter Paul Popovich off reliever Oscar Zamora and a run scoring single by Rennie Stennett off Dave Laroche. Braves 7, reds i Buzz Capra stopped Cincinnati on four hits pitching Atlanta Over Cincinnati. Phils 2, mets i Willie Montanez belted a two run double in the first inning and Jim Lonborg made it stand up by pitching a four hitter As Philadelphia Defeated new York. Giants 7, san Diego 2 Chris Speier belted a triple and a run scoring double and scored three runs to Lead san Francisco Over san Diego. Aaron May Bow out tonight Atlanta a Henry Aaron will be in the starting lineup tonight when the Atlanta braves close out the regular National league seaon against Cincinnati but the All time Home run King remains undecided about his future. Aaron who cracked babe Ruth a career Home run record april 8 when he drilled no. 715, had steadfastly said this was his final year. But the 40-year-old Mobile ala., native who has 19 Home runs this season for a career total 732, has driven in 68 runs and is batting .267 going into tonight a finale said recently he is unsure about retirement. A i done to know a he says. A i really done to know. I look Back on the season and know it was t a typical Henry Aaron year not the kind i d like to retire Aaron who sat out tuesday nights 7-1 braves Victory which eliminated Cincinnati from the no West race with a cold and headache said he would definitely Start tonight. Atlanta officials Are predicting a crowd of 15,000 to 20,000 for what May be Aarons finale. Aaron says he will have a definite announcement in about two weeks. A i just want to leave myself open for awhile a he be Aaron on 2c qualifying begins in Charlotte Charlotte no. Apr qualifying was to begin today for the 40-car Field in sundays National 500 Stock car race. Defending Champion Gale Yarborough Richard Petty and David Pearson Are among the entries. Twelve slots will be up for grabs today. Qualifying will continue until sunday morning when the last four spots Are to be filled. The 334-Lap race carries a purse of $161,877. Brings news of Oriole title Weaver s hot line successful by the associated press Baltimore manager Earl Weaver was in no hurry to find out the result of tuesday nights Yankees Brewers game. All he did was keep a phone line open Between his hotel suite in Detroit and Milwaukee a county stadium throughout the game. Baltimore had gained a share of the american league East title in the afternoon by beating Detroit 7-6, and a loss by the Yankees in their night game at Milwaukee would mean the orioles would win the Al East outright. Andy Etchebarren who drove in the winning run against Detroit with a looping double in the ninth inning was the bearer of Good tidings on the phone in Weaver s suite. The Yankees and Brewers were tied 2-2, but Milwaukee had the bases loaded with one out in the 10th inning and slugger George Scott was about to. Step to the plate. A Scot Tyr a going to get this hit right Here for us a Etchebarren predicted. He was right. Scott hit the first pitch from the Yankees Doc Medich for a run scoring ibb bion Point enter pms sports wednesday t october 2, 1974. Section c single up the Middle giving the Brewers a 3-2 Victory and giving the orioles the division title for the second straight season and fifth in six years. A a it a a base hit a we win a Etchebarren yelled dropping the phone in his excitement. Weaver jumped out of his chair let out a shout of Joy and dashed about the room pumping every hand in sight. Etchebarren and the two other players in the room Dave Mcnally and Brooks Robinson then raced Down a the Hall of the hotel to pass the word to the rest of the players. Elsewhere in the american league Minnesota blanked Texas 6-0. Boston beat Cleveland 7-4. Chicago edged Kansas City 2-1 and California 1 shut out Oakland 2-0. Baltimore was languishing in fourth place aug. 29 when it launched a 10-game winning Streak and the orioles stayed hot Down the stretch with a 27-6 record. The Victory Over Detroit was Baltimore a eighth in a Row. Quot this is the most satisfying of the division titles because of the Way we came Back a said Etchebarren a Reserve Catcher who batted just .225 in 61 games but was the hero tuesday. His looping double a Lazy Fly Ball Down the left Field line which was held fair by the wind drove in Brooks Robinson from first base with the winning run in the ninth. The tigers pulled into a 6-6 tie in the eighth inning on singles by Gary Sutherland and Al Kazine an error by Brooks Robinson a sacrifice Fly by Bill Freehan and a run scoring double by Dan shop and save. We will be open monday Friday sept. 30th thru oct. 4th 8 am til 8 pm. Saturday 8 am til 12 00 noon. 5 reasons Why we recommend Scotts super turf builder Over any other Lawn food 1. It supplies a High nitrogen feeding. 2. It contains Plant available Iron. It is Long lasting. 4. It is guaranteed to satisfy a or Money Back. 5. It is clean and easy to use. $ Scotts 3 off fall Sale 6-95 4 6 i lbs 1>.95 $2ult5.ooosqft 31 lbs ims ll.95 High Point Lawn and Garden equipment co. Meyer. Baltimore avoided further scoring by getting Aurelio Rodriguez to ground into an inning ending double play with the bases loaded. The orioles had taken a 6-4 Lead in the top of the eighth on a two run single by Tommy Davis. Earlier Freehan smacked a pair of Home runs for Detroit while Rich Coggins and sex Tiger Jim Northrup had two run homers for Baltimore. Brewers 3, yanks 2 the Yankees looked like they would take the race Down to the final Day when they grabbed a 2-0 Lead Over the Brewers in the seventh inning Elliott Maddox tripling Home the first run and then scoring on Lou Piniella a single. But the Brewers tied the score off Yankee Ace Doc Medich in the eighth on triples by Bob Hansen and Don Money and a sacrifice Fly by Sixto Lezcano. They won it in the 10th when Rookie Jack Lind led off with a double moved to third on a sacrifice and after a pair of walks came Home on Scott a single. Yankee manager Bill Virden composed As Ever following the loss said the orioles gained decisive momentum when they swept a three game series from the Yankees sept. 17-19. A i thought we should have won one game from Baltimore in september but we did no to do it a Virdon said. Quot i thought that was the difference in the season. If we had won one of those games i think we would have won the Angels 2, a a 0 California Rookie Frank Tanana fired his fourth shutout of the season scattering six hits and striking out to in raising his see Weaver on 2c 7928 n. Main St. Phone 869-2212 a Xvi Wright clothing stores downtown High Point ii fir these Slacks were not designed tor the average male the average male would be satisfied with something less than Superb fit. And your average male could not appreciate the Subtle contrast that this hounds tooth knit gives a sports ensemble. Nor would the average appreciate the wide color selection available. Probably the Only thing average about them is the Price. $15&$18 Farah stacks him

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