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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - October 14, 1976, High Point, North Carolina And american league Pennant royals go after by s Figueroa royals shortstop Fred patek offers helping hand to Yankees Thurman Munson. Thrown out stealing second new York a having beaten new York Yankees Ace Catfish Hunter in the game they had to win to stay alive the Kansas City royals go after their first world series berth tonight against de Figueroa the Yankees hoping for their first american league Pennant in 12 years tried to wrap it up with Hunter wednesday but the bid backfired when the royals Kafoed Hunter Early that left Figueroa a 19-game Winner during the regular season but the loser in game two of these Best of five Al playoffs for tonight s deciding game today is Figueroa s 28th birthday the royals forced the championship series to its limit by beating new York 7-4 wednesday with a barrage of extra base hits that include ufos Mon Point sports thursday. October 14. 1976. Section c de a double and triple by Hal Mcrae that overcame a pair of Home runs by Graig Nettles of the Yankees and sent the two division champions Back for one More game in this see saw series Mcrae who broke out of a slump that had left him witless in the first three games of the series thought that beating Hunter in game four would give the royals the Edge tonight i feel we have the momentum said Mcrae i think we re in the Best position we beat their Best Pitcher their big gun they won t have the same Faith in the Guy they throw tomorrow thursday night that they had today wednesday a Yankees manager Billy Martin bristled at that suggestion a Figueroa will Start the fifth game and we have a lot of Faith in him. He said what was Martin s reason for using Figueroa who has lost three decisions to Kan a wire photo rein s Job on line Herzog shows Genius for royals n Cal no Rah Carolin stale i diversity athlete director has denied that the Job it head football coach to Hun is on the line in Stair s game saturday with Arch rival North c Arolina Willis i Sarv gave an emphatic a no Quot Shin questioned wednesday about speculation that a loss to the tar heels Mould jeopardize rein s Job the Wolpack is going into the game Mith a record of 1-4-1 Casey noted Brin Mas granted a three year contract when hired last Minter he also pointed out that slate has never tired a Loo Hall or basketball coach since the school joined the coast conference in Ibi although there Mas Specula lion earlier this Meek concerning rems future should the cack continue its dismal record. Cases said he had i read or heard ans speculation about it hem added that he a a had t even had Lime i think about Quot Job Security and noted that. A i Don t read the papers much Cincinnati is just waiting Cincinnati a they re playing a waiting game in Cincinnati and they done to seem to care who shows up at riverfront stadium saturday the Cincinnati reds fresh from their three game sweep of Philadelphia in the National league playoffs began looking ahead to the world series for some it was a matter of taking on the bigger name for others it was a matter of raking in a bigger paycheck and for most it was a matter of believing that whichever team wound up representing the american league would also wind up a loser a i Don t care who we play because these Guys represent the Best team in baseball. Cincinnati manager Sparky Anderson said wednesday As he awaited the outcome of the Best of five playoff Between the new York Yankees and Kansas City royals now tied 2-2 a there in t another club in baseball that can match the eight players we can put on the Field every Anderson added Hus in t any three or four Man team like most clubs a Anderson said he believed a some of the younger players Are hoping it will be in new York but that a because Yankee stadium seats More than the Kansas City Park and the re figuring that playing new York will mean More Money to them Gary Nolan the right hander who started the final game of the reds playoff against the Phillies said emphatically that he was so Cincinnati on 2c new York api in a desperate situation Kansas City manager Whitey Herzog displayed some level headed strategy level headed because it worked and saved the royals from extinction in the american league playoff series a they i in no Genius this is my first time around at this said Herzog who sounded like a Genius when he explained the lineup changes which affected the Bottom Hall of the royals lineup Quot we just Haven t gotten the Job done in run production said Herzog whose royals hammered five extra base hits in beating the new York Yankees 7-4 wednesday and squaring their Best of five series at two games apiece a Victory in game 5 tonight will Send the royals on to the world series against the National league Champion Cincinnati reds the pressure will be even said Herzog. A two be each won two games and we be each lost two games the royals essential Tourt Hearne Victory was produced by the live hitters in the Bottom half of the lineup who accounted lot All nine Kansas City hits there was also some clutch Relief pitching from Toug Bird. The winning Pitcher and Steve Mingori one key move by Herzog was replacing regular second baseman Frank White with 37-Yearold Veteran cookie Rojas another was making 21-veal-old Rookie Jamie quirk the designated hitter instead of slumping Hal Sloan tries Early Bird philosophy Raleigh. Cap North Carolina state basketball coach Norm Sloan says he might have the solution to his players having Short attention spans during practice his team s first practice session will be at 5 30 Friday morning i be become convinced Over the years that it s extremely difficult to keep the players concentrating for More than an hour or so at any Given he said a we re going to have two practices a Day Tor Hie first couple of weeks but we plan to keep them Short a Sloan has not said. However what effect the Early practice might have on the players feeling awake whether they try to be attentive or not Sloan s record gives him some License to be unusual his 1974 team won the National championship and last year s team went 21-9 and finished third in the National invitational tournament see acc basketball preview on 2c prep schedule go Smith at he Central he Andrews at Williams at so Randolph at e Davidson s Guilford at Allen Jay Randleman at Ledford w Davidson at c Davidson Thomasville at Trinity Cummings at Ragsdale Edge Christian at Denton n. Davidson at Mooresville 7 30 Mcrae who started in right Field. A cookie s a better hitter and More of a clutch said Herzog of Hojas. A 15-year Veteran with four different teams who has never played in world series. I wanted to get cookies Bat in the lineup because we needed offensive help a the help he got from Rojas was two singles two runs scored and a sacrifice Fly. Quirk preceded Rojas in the rejuvenated royals lineup hitting in the sixth position before his starting assign Neil wednesday. Quirk was witless in two at bats but in his second at Bat wednesday quirk hit a booming drive to left Center Field that scored Mcrae with royals fourth run and sent Yankee starter Catfish Hunter to the showers a sacrifice by by Rojas then brought Home quirk and gave the royals a 5-2 Lead just to face Catfish Hunter is a dream Quot said quirk a 24t� Hatter in 64 games with the royals this it East a i Haven t played too much although Whitey has put me in some Tough games As dry none was any tougher or More important than wednesday s game Mcrae still is witless As a or hut As the royals right fielder he shows a double a triple and two runs scored Clemson Back on probation Clemson. So. A Warren Ratchford. A first string running Back at Clemson University has been placed on probation Atter being charged with disorderly conduct by City police say University officials football coach red Parker said in a statement wednesday that an unnamed player had been charged by the police in an a a incident last saturday night he said the player also had broken a team Rule and would be disciplined Clemson City police chief identified the player As Ratchford 20. Of Gaffney. the chief said he would not comment further until the state Law enforcement division completed its investigation of the incident a spokesman for the Law enforcement division said the Agency also will not comment until the investigation is Complete Ratchford said in a Telephone interview with the state newspaper that the training violation was drinking Beer he said he went out with friends after the tigers lost their third game of the season a 20-14 defeat at the hands of Wake Forest the 5-foot-9. 155-Pound Back said he and others complained to the bartender of the Bookstore a local tavern that someone had stolen their Beer he said the bartender offered to replace the Beer but another bartender a grabbed a gun and Carne by the table he had it in his hand and he told us to hurry see Clemson on 2c Quot this i Victory it puts the shoe on the other foot a a said Mcrae whose 332 batting average was second in the Al behind teammate George Brett a we have momentum now they were in the Best position today now we re in the Best position because we beat them with their Best gun Hunter a the big gun offensively for the royals was their Little pistol. 5-foot-4 shortstop Freddie patek the smooth Fieldg shortstop batting from the no. 8 position smacked a pair of doubles and knocked in three runs a i really done to feel pressure once the game said patek. Who chastised his teammates on tuesday night for sitting on a three run Lead a this is what it s All about a i m not going to blow it because of pressure a and Herzog is not about to change his new irregular lineup a Elf they pitched Figueroa a right hander quirk and Rojas will be in my lineup a Herzog said Short yardage l gain Clark plunges into Lead by sle Sarah Ingram Enterprise sports writer the journey was t very Long but the destination was Worth every Short step a Mere four Yards carried North Davidson s Cliff Clark All the Way from fourth place into the number one spot this week As the individual scoring Leader among 15 area High school football teams the fullback for the g top la name lilt a Lark. Y Davidson .6 Tim Gulledge trinity6 Mike Allred c. Davidson. 7 Ricky Callicutt. Ledford .7 Dale Snider. Vav Davidson 7 Tim adman Randleman .6 Perry Tuttle. N. Davidson i Jeff Culler. Andrews6 Craig Holley. Thomasville6 Tony rapier he Central.6 Tim Myers Vav Davidson. 7 Steve Pope Ledford .7 Nathan hitter he andrews6 three tied with 26 Points pts 54 51 48 47 43 38 36 is 36 36 36 36 30 Black knights followed a path provided by guard Dennis Brock to score a pair of touchdowns from two Yards out monday As North swept a 42-7 Victory Trinity s Tim Gulledge stayed in second place As the bulldogs claimed a South Piedmont conference win Over Albemarle while Central Davidson a Mike Allred dropped from first to third when the spartans Tell victim to an upset by Southern Guilford Kicky Callicutt moved up the ladder a notch into the fourth spot by kicking a last minute Field goal for Ledford s 11-8 Triumph Over West Davidson last thursday night the panthers dropped in the team scoring but their la Points were is Clark on 2c Sas City this season including the second game of the playoffs a Nineteen snapped the Yankees manager a a that a a pretty Good reason ignored As a possible starter for the final game was Lethander Ken Holtz Ryan. A Veteran of playoff and world series Competition during his years in Oakland Hoit Zinan has t been pitching Well said Martin Quot i really did t con Sider Allison Aims for More loot Charlotte. Cap Donnie Allison won the National 500 Stock car race last sunday and earned $22,435 he could take Home an even larger purse if he wins this sunday s fourth annual world service life so at the same Charlotte motor Speedway the late Model sportsman classic rescheduled Affer be my rained out last saturday offers prizes totalling More than $125,000 the Winner is guaranteed a minimum of $22,100. And qualifying and Lap Bonus Motley could push the amount to Over the National 500�?Ts. A we know the car is capable of winning a Allsion said of his brother Bobby a Chevrolet Nova a it s just going to be up to me to get the Job done a Allison said there is Little doubt the Field a will be the Best Ever put together for a lath Model sort Rtse or Jan race. It a going to be Tough a Darrell Waltrip. Lennie Pond. Dave Marcis Sam Sommers and Neil Bonnett also will be competing against such outstanding late Model sportsman Drivers As defending 300 Champion Hay Hendrick. L. I Ottinger. Jack Ingram. Tommy Houston. Red Farmer. David Ilion. Morgan Shepherd. Dale Earnhardt and Bill Den is a i Don t mind the grand National Drivers invading what i consider our race. A said Ottinger a i feel that we have the equipment and the ability to compete with them Waltrip said the rain out has some advantage it would t have been fair to the Drivers or the fans if the race had been forced into an abbreviated he said i the Yankees h id no plans for Holtz a n royals manager Whitey Herzog could have used Hun on loan asked about his fifth game starter Herzog had to hedge wednesday night i have no idea right now a he said i have a Choice of four Dennis Leonard. Marty Pattin. Al Fitzmorris and Paul Splittorff. If i had Holtz Nian. I d pitch him Splittorff. Who pitched 5 2 3 innings of shutout Relief in game two would have find the assignment almost automatically if he had not had to warm up wednesday rut he was anxious for another shot at the Yankees Leonard was the second game starter and was knocked out Early but Herzog thinks the 17 game Winner could do a creditable Job Quot he s let Power Pitcher and if he throws strikes he can give them trouble a the manager said Fitzmorris is the Only royals player who has not played in the series so tar a ii i pitched. I d feel strange a he said i think my hid was turned Pattin faced just one Batter in his Only playoff appearance i m ready he said a i should be Strong. I could t get the Ball Over the plate the other night he would have been in trouble if he had Herzog ordered an intentional walk to the Only Battel he faced. Herzog Shook up the royals lineup benching regulars Jim Wohlford and Frank White. He sent Mcrae usually the designated hitter into right Field inserted Veteran cookie Rojas at second base and made Jamie quirk a Rookie the do All of the moves worked Rojas supplied two hits igniting a pair of rallies quirk drove in two runs and scored a third Mcrae scored twice after his two hits and patek collected three hits and three Obi Mcrae had been experimenting his stance. Trying to Battle his Way out of the slump a live been playing around with five or six stances a he said a i had been lunging at the Ball i was t hanging Back see royals on 2c Kansas City a r h of Cowen. A too to Kumfert 4 3 0 0 gbret3t> 4 0 0 0 my Berryle 3 i 0 0 p Mcrae it Weh Herdit new York at r h c. 4010 r vhf Ell 4 0 10 w. 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Davidson 4-3 .7 135 19.2 e. Davidson 2-5 .7 124 17.7 Ragsdale 3-3.6 88 146 Trinity 4-26 83 13 8 Randleman 4-2.6 79 13 i s Guilford 1-6.7 74 10.5 so Randolph 1-6.7 40 57 Allen Jay 1-6.7 38 5.4 Denton 1-5.6 20 3.3 team defense team Ledford g n. K Davidson w. Davidson so Randolph c. Davidson Allen Jay pts avg 6 36 6.0 7 45 6.4 6 54 9.0 6 56 9 3 6 57 9.5 6 69 11.5 7 115 16.4 7 117 16 7 7 151 21.5 6 130 21.6 6 135 22 5 7 159 22.7 7 186 26 5 7 189 27.0 6 223 37.1 by the great Quayle he a watching you autumn in the old North state there s nothing really quite like it unless it be autumn in the old South state some people May prefer Spring and the dogwoods or Winter and the Snow or even summer and the sweat but it just Ain t like autumn in the old North state and Okay the old South state. What we have is football real live football and every Friday night a except when it Rains on fridays Small towns big towns and in Between towns a everybody blows up the football. And what a Paradox it is really Young vibrant men at to Weir physical peaks invade the stadiums and the older people come to watch. The Young men play and watch the older ones and Hope they never get old enough to watch. The older ones watch the Young ones play and remember when that a one of the lasting impressions of fall the Young and the old the tired and the healthy. They All live happily for to weeks every fall curious thing is that the old Quayle scoreboard Vav l .727 last week. Season 8 56 3 20 .727 .736 ones who do get involved Many times work harder than the athletes themselves once they did get involved it s sometimes total involvement anyway now How in the Heck did we get All involved in such a subject As this Man i got to thinking about All this the other night at a Ball game and i went and i nearly forgot to observe the cheerleaders. Now that s bad a yes it is when you forget to look at the cheerleaders but last week s record was t All that bad a eight picked right and three which were suppose to win and did t. Of Quayle a and old North state and Okay the old South state is up and at pm this week. Ain t Gonna miss a single one a just you wait and see. Smith at Central the Bison Aren t doing so Well but neither is Smith it will take More than talk to win this game if the tape holds out Rufus firefly called and said a lot of Mouths will be taped shut this week Central 15, Smith 13 Andrews at Williams ainu to nobody in the league Gonna beat them raiders a just ask anybody from Jamestown that is unless them raiders slip up and get the big head with a Cool Skull they la win this week Andrews 28, Williams 21 with the dampers 21. Randleman 15 Ledford Southern Guilford Jay at Allen the Jaybird just can to seem to get it off the ground this year and Friday night will be another of those nights. Southern 19, Allen Jay 8 Randleman at Ledford this has signs of being a Good close Ball game. Randleman tigers May Roll but we have to Bounce Southwest Randolph at East Davidson when East wins it wins big that s for sure nobody forgets it either and that a what they mean when they say a every dog has its the eagles will pour it on this week East Davidson 39, Southwest 14 Cummings at Ragsdale now let me Tell you one thing a them tigers Gonna be mean this week All pumped up and ready to go they should Wear out Cummings without any trouble Ragsdale 27, Cummings 14 West Davidson at Central Davidson West Davidson Gonna beat Central Davidson and it s just As simple As that a Well not exactly. No really my Sun dial Stop and go tick Tock says West will win a slightly. West 14, Central 13 Edgewood at Denton Okay raiders basketball is just around the Corner and see autumn on 2c

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