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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - October 16, 1974, High Point, North Carolina 2c High Point Enterprise wednesday october 16, 1171 his and dodgers Messersmith out to even records Oakland apr los Angelos 20-game Winner Andy Messersmith pitching to oven both his and the dodgers world series record against Oakland tonight calmly comments Quot there s nothing i can do different than in the first game. Quot i think i pitched a Good game and that was just As crucial As this one will the dodgers lost 3-2 in saturday s opener won 3-2 sunday then lost 3-2 tuesday night after the scene moved from dodger stadium to the Oakland coliseum. Quot i wonder what the chances Are of a fourth 3-2 game a with the dodgers winning mused first baseman Steve Garvey. Quot they Haven to beaten us yet. We be beaten ourselves twice said Joe Ferguson a Star in the first two games but charged with two errors while catching in the third As Oakland took its 2-1 Edge in games. With two out and two on in the third. Reggie Jackson hit a bouncer several feet out from the plate. Ferguson pounced on the Ball. Quot i got it in the webbing but it popped out when i squeezed a he explained. In the fourth he missed a diving try to Stop a bouncing throw from Center Field. Manager Walter Alston switches his lineup tonight returning to the order that faced Oakland left handers in the opener of the Best of seven set. That puts Ferguson Back in right Field and Steve Yeager behind the plate again. Messersmith a Mound foe again will be Ken Holtzman who worked the opening 4 1-3 innings of the first game Littles waived by St. Louis St. Louis a former High Point College Atar Gene Littles was put on waivers tuesday the spirits of St. Louis announced. Littles was the Only Holdover guard from last seasons Carolina Cougar squad that had made the move to St. Louis. He was a three year standout at pc before going to the cougars. The 6-1 Littles was a five year pro. The move reduced the american basketball association team s roster toll players. Acc restricts Locke recruiting Clemson . Apr basketball coach tales Locke is restricted to his Clemson University Campus As far As recruiting is concerned until aug. 1,1975. President Robert a Edwards announced tuesday the Atlantic coast conference is disciplining Locke tor arranging a private air ride to the Campus tor the father of a player being recruited a year ago. Edwards said conference Motiu amp sooner Bob James issued the order tor a violation of conference and National collegiate athletic association regulations. The Clemson president said the father of Phil Ford jr., was flown from Rocky mount n. C., to Clemson. The son entered the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this fall the president explained that the Cost of such visits May be paid by the school but Only when the relative is in the company of the athlete and transportation is in a family operated automobile not owned and whose use is not arranged by the institution. Wilson s column from rage in Quot but it would have to take place Over a period of time you can to suddenly say that by next year everyone must be Quot i agree with the program that coaches need to be qualified a stated Browning. A people think that just because a Man played football in College he is qualified to coach football in High school. That a not True. He needs to be exposed to the things a physical education curriculum has physiological studies and psychological a of course a Browning continued a there would be problems a either a lot of people would have to go Back to school or schools would Cut Down on the number of nearly All the coaches Felt the special had worthwhile information to offer a the complaints were mainly directed at the Way the program was put together. A i think this could be a real source of misunderstanding for parents who have never seen a football practice a said Morris. A when they show a situation like the fight they showed on the practice Field at Killian High school everyone who has t seen a football practice will think that show i run my practices a said Browning. A i know that kind of stuff happens but its not that everywhere a a there Are a lot of Good things about football that they never showed a concurred Brown. A we Haven to had a serious neck or spinal injury Here since in be been Here and we be never had a fight on the practice Field. Those things Are very very All five coaches Felt the program would harm a parents View of football without showing any of the sports benefits. Two of the coaches Morris and Gregory suggested that interested parents would be Welcome to visit the practice Field to see exactly what their sons were going through. And while any High school coach is Likely to defend his profession the complaints of these coaches against Abc seem legitimate. The program had much necessary information to impart including the results of several High school injury studies. However the news team chose to present these facts in an almost sensationalized Way and this had to weaken its arguments improvement is needed especially in the areas of equipment and conditioning. What is not needed is for parents to become distrustful of All conches and All football programs. Like every child must be Given individual treatment by its parents so every football program should be examined by a Parent who cares enough to take the time. In this was coaches who Are using improper methods and unhealthy techniques can be discovered and those who Are performing their Job Well can be congratulated. Before Rollie fingers relieved. A Messersmith pitched Well in that game a a Alston snapped when a newsman suggested that he had t. Messersmith worked eight innings giving up five hits and two of the three runs off him were earned. Alston also replied angrily a you must have been watching a different game than i did a when someone asked Why the dodgers did no to hit Well in tuesday night s game. A maybe we did t use Good judgment in hitting the Ball right at someone i just Hope we can hit the Ball As Well and As hard in the next the dodgers had seven hits tuesday night two More than Oakland. Bill Buckner homered off winning Pitcher Jim a cat fish a Hunter and Willie Crawford hit one off reliever Rollie fingers but Ferguson noted a they got away with murder did t earn their runs and we had three or four line shots that could have resulted in a lot of runs if they d gone two liners a by Crawford in the fourth inning and Steve Garvey in the eighth a slammed into Dick greens Glove near second base and were turned into double plays chopping Down possible rallies and in the ninth with Pinch runner Rick Auerbach on first Bill Russell grounded to Green who turned in another twin killing ending the game. Crawford the Dean of the dodgers at just 27, insisted a Well come Back. Well be. All right the last two months j. Of the season we were slamming the Ball right at someone but we still got . Jazz to make Aba debut by the associated press the owners of the new Orleans jazz who paid $6.15 million for the distinction of having the National basketball associations newest expansion team will get their first for real look at what they got for their Money when the jazz meets the new York kicks thursday night As the Aba opens its 29th regular season. In thursday nights Only other game Bill Russell a Seattle supersonics travel to Phoenix to take on the suns the other 14 Aba clubs begin play Friday and saturday. The key Man on the jazz is guard Pete Maravich the league s no. 2 scorer last year when he averaged 27.7 Points per game for the Atlanta Hawks. To get the flashy Maravich who played College Ball at Louisiana state and is expected to be a big Gate attraction in new Orleans the jazz had to ship a Host of draft picks to Atlanta As Well As two players chosen from the Aba expansion Pool. New Orleans coach Scotty Robertson is counting heavily on Maravich and tuesday named him Captain of the club. A i wanted a person who is intelligent and capable of acting As a coach on the floor a a said Robertson. Quot Pete is the logical person. He quarterbacks our offence runs our fast break and is a proven Aba for their opener at new Yorkus Madison Square Garden the jazz will be far below full strength. Four front court players Are sidelined a Neal walk and Mel counts with knee injuries kick Roberson and John Block with muscle pulls. However Nua veterans Stu Lantz and Jim Barnett join Maravich to give the jazz a very respectable backcourt. In the kicks new Orleans will meet a team which has changed markedly since last season. Centers Willis heed and Jerry Lucas and Forward Dave Debusschere have All retired and guard Dean Meminger was lost in the expansion draft. The loss of Reed and Debusschere left gaping Hole in new Yorkus front line particularly in the rebounding department. Fayetteville hockey folds Fayetteville apr the Fayetteville franchise in the Southern hockey league has been suspended and the club will not operate during the season which opens Friday night according to Gene Hawthorne league president Hawthorne announced tuesday in Roanoke va., that Southern sports inc., Holder of the franchise failed to meet ski conditions by the tuesday deadline. While posting an initial $10,000 franchise fee. Southern sports failed to Post an additional $25,000 required by tuesday and failed to invest the necessary $160,000 for ice making equipment at the Cumberland county memorial Arena where the club was to play its Home games. The club cited a an Uncertain economic forecast inability to Complete All the details involved or ice installation and finally an unwillingness to risk investors Money by making final payments on the franchise. Fans sue Finley to keep a s Oakland a now Charley Finley fans Are suing him because they fear he is trying to move the Oakland a a to Seattle. A group of fans including a county supervisor went to Alameda county Superior court tuesday before the third game of the world series and asked the court to enjoin Finley from what they called a plot to move the a a. Joining in the suit against Finley were about 20 fans county supervisor Tom Bates and the Alameda county Central labor Council whose 60,000 members jobs might be affected by such a move. They said in the suit that american league president Lee Macphail was acting As middleman in arranging the franchise Swap. Both Finley and Macphail sunday october 20, 1974 a 12 30 p m. J am >1 tax mull Milf in mrittiei., Kumf a Fumk Atmik i min ii Iila Mno j Ima it i to tit denied it Finley vehemently and Macphail in something of an amused tone. A the same things were said this summer after i talked to the Seattle people a Macphail said referring to a meeting in Seattle with City officials. A but we have never mentioned the a a or any other existing a suit filed against the league by Seattle King county and the state of Washington probably will come up in court in january a if they done to feel we will give them a franchise either an expansion franchise or an existing one if any Are available a Macphail said. The Seattle suit stems from the 1969 Transfer of the Seattle pilots to Milwaukee after one season baseball wants to avoid that litigation. There is general feeling that Seattle will get Home team for the opening of its new domed stadium in 1976. But Finley and Macphail say it wont be the a a. The suit filed in Oakland tuesday also charged Finley with failing to adequately promote the a a in Oakland. 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