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Tribune (Newspaper) - September 7, 1976, Tipton, Indiana '76 Phils doing good imitation of 1964 The Philadelphia Phillies don’t appreciate trips down memory lane, especially detours into 1964. But the Pittsburgh Pirates enjoy reviving the past, particularly the 1st two Septembers. “We’re a team that always excels in September,’’ said Pittsburgh slugger Dave Parker after the Pirates raised their record to 7-1 this month with 6-2 and 5-1 victories over Philadelphia on Monday. The Pirates, who won the National League East Division' titles the past two years with sizzling Septembers, are threatening to bring the flag back to Pittsburgh again. They now trail first-place Philadelphia by 5^/z games after being a distant] ISVg games back on Aug. 24. In 1974, the Pirates won 11 of their last 15 games to beat St. Louis by V/z games. In 1975, Pittsburgh turned a one-half ¡game lead on Aug. 17 into a 6\^-game margin at the end of the season with a strong September. September already has been the worst month of the yeaf for the Phillies, who are 1-5 since the calendar dropped August. The suggestion has been raised that the 1976 Phillies are doing a pood imitation of the 1964 Phillies, who squander€M:; an 11-game late-season lead and were beaten to the wire by St. Louis. But Dick Allen, a Philadelphia rookie 12 y iars ago, doesn’t accept the comparisons. “The ’64 club wasn’t thinking about this club, and we aren’t thindng about the ’64 club,’’ Allen said. Elsewhere in the NL, the New York Mets beat the Chicago Cubs 7-4; San Francisco nipped Atlanta 4-3; Cincinnati edged Houston 9-8; Los Angeles downed San D ego 4-1, and St. Louis beat Montreal 3-1 then lost 3-2.    1 Philadelphia will not lose and Pittsburgh will not win today, a day off for both tes ms. The Pennsylvania pugi ists square off again in Pittsburgh ^Wednesday night, carrying contrasting streaks onto the diamond. The Phillies have lost 10 of their last 11, while the Pirates have won 12 of 13. Larry Demery pitched a fourhitter in the nightcap after Bruce Kison and Kent Tekulve combined on a six-hitter in the opener. The Phillies have scored li runs in their last eight games. Mets 7, Cubs 4 Wrigley Field is not big enough for Dave Kingman and READY FOR EVERT— Natasha Chmyreva the Soviet Union is shown in action during a women’s doubles match at the U.S. Open Tenirnis Club matches Monday. The Soviet teen-ager was paired with Sue Barker of Britain against Ray tii Fox and Kathy Kuykendall of the USA. The Americans went down to defeat, 6-7, 6-4, >-7, Natasha also defeated Kuykendall in a singles match and will face Chris Evert in the next rounii. (AP LASER PHOTO) U.S. Open Tennis FOREST HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — They’re starting to play serious tennis at the U.S. Open and that’s fine with Jimmy Connors. “If you’re going to beat me i. has to be in the first round,’’ said Connors. “That’s the way I feel. I think I’m the man to beat now.’’ No one beat Connors in the first round and no one beat him in the fourth round either. Connors, strong and aggressive, overpowered 12th-seeded Vitas Gerulaitis Monday night 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 to move into the quarterfinals. The straight-set loss capped a bad day for the Gerulaitis family. Sister Ruta was beaten in the afternoon in singles and the two' of them were eliminated from the mixed doubles competition. Connors’ opponent in the quarters    will    be Czechoslovakian strongman Jan Kodes, who outlasted South African veteran Frew McMillan 6-4, 7-6, 2-6, 7-6 in an afternoon match. Third-seeded Guillermo Vilas and ninth-seeded Eddie Dibbs advanced to a quarterfinal showdown with straight-set victories. Vilas dispatched Teimuras Kakulia of the Soviet Union 7-5, 6-4, 64) and Dibbs wore out’ Rhodesia’s Colin Dowdeswell 6-2,6-4,6-2. Both Vilas and Dibbs are clay-court specialists who p^er to stay in the backcourt. Their match could hist forever. **We have long matches,” said Dibbs. “We both play the same so it will just depend on who’s playing better that day. rm pieasea witn my gamt:. i just have to crack through in one of these Wg tournaments. ” In women’s play Monday, second-seeded Evonne Goolagcmg had to share the i^tlight with 18-year-old Natasha Chmyreva, the budding Soviet star. Miss Chmyreva, seeded T3th, eliminated Kathy Kuykendall 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 to make it into the quarters where she will likely face Chris Evert. Miss Chmyreva, tall and pretty with long reddish-blonde hair, said she hop-iii to be the best woman player in the world, or close to it, some day. ‘ ‘Tennis is my own job and you can do your job good or bad. I chose to do it good. I put pressure on myself. ’ ’ Miss Gooiagong is not concerned with pressure. “When I’m playing well I want to win,” she said after viliip-ping France’s Francoise Durr 6-2, 6-0, “But when I’nni not playing I don’t think about iit.” The only other singles matches were third-round, contests with Mima Jausovec, the 20-year-old Yugoslavian who ousted Virginia Wade, beating Miss Gerulaitis 64, 6-2, and Zenda Liess downing Mary Hamm 6-4,6-2. DENVER (AP) — Nine members of the Class /lAA Denver Bears will report ito the parent Montreal Expos olf the NationaJ League when the American Association pla yoffs are over, a Denver spokei;;:nan said Monday. The nine include outfielder Roger Freed, 30, who hit 42 home runs during the regular season to equal a league necord set in 1956 by IVarv Throneberry. Other players called iiip by the Expos include pitcher^r Joe Keener, 23, Larry Landreth, 21, Dan Warthen, 23 and Bill Atkinson, 21. Also called up are H Mrd baseman Pat Scanlon 23, 'Shortstop Rod Scott, 22, and outfíelders Andre Dawso i, 22 and Gary Roenicke, 21. his baseball bat. Kingman slammed his 34th homer of the year and his sixth in the seven games he has played in at the Cubs’ home park. Kingman also powered a double and contributed three runs batted in to the Mets’ victory. Jerry Koosman, bidding for the first 20-game season in his nine-year career, picked up his 18th victory of the year. He has lost eight times. Dodgers 4, Padres 1 Don Sutton fired a four-hitter and Steve Garvey had a homer, triple and a double, driving in two runs, to lead the Dodgers to their 17th victory in their last 20 games. Cards 3-2, Expos 1-3 Pinch-hitter Earl Williams stroked a two-out, ron-scoring single in the bot tom 6f the ninth inning to give Montreal its doubleheader split. In the opener, the Cardinals scored three runs in the seventh inning to back Pete Falcone’s four-hit pitching. Giants 4, Braves 3 Rookies Jack Clark and Gary Alexander each stroked runscoring singles to lead'San Francisco over Atlanta, moving the Giants a full game ahead of the last-place Braves in the NL West. Colts may strike BALTIMORE (AP) — It seems a long-shot but there are hopes at the Baltimore Colts’ training camp that Ted Marchibroda — who quit Sunday — can be lured back as head coach. Asked about the chances of Marchibroda returning, defensive coordinator Maxie Baughan replied, “I th'nk that’s the thing that’s uppermost in everybody’s mind,” Lydell Mitchell added, “We think Ted is a great coach and -we want him back, ’ ’ The players discussed a possible boycott at two meetings Monday but quarterback Bert Jones, who served as a spokesman for them, admitted th^ most couldn’t afford to stop playing — even if they were not bound by contracts.    ] Marchibroda was Coach of the Year in the National Football League last year after he led the Colts — 2-12 the year before — to a 10-4 mark and a division championship. The 45-year-old Franklin, Pa., native announced his resignation Sunday night after failing to get a promise of an end to the bickering that he said existed between him and the Colts’ management for several months. “Any coach, in order to lead his men, must have the authority to call the shots. I couldn’t tolerate the interference I was getting,” Murchibroda said. He is expected to demand at least a hands-off poljcy before coming back and granting it would mean a loss of face for general manager Joe Thomas and owner Robert Irsay, Thomas and Irsay, who’s due to fly in here today, were unavailable for comment. Irsay stormed into the Colts’ locker room after their 24-9 loss to Detroit Thursday night and berated the players and coaches. The owner said the next day that he wanted Marchibroda to stay on with the Colts but by < then the coach had raised the issue of what he said was growing front office interference. Marchibroda’s resignation shocked fans and demoralized the team, which was preparing to open the season at New England Sunday. “I can’t even tell them who to list in the program as coach,” moaned public relations director Barry Jones. Two of the club’s six assistant coaches were / reported to have told Thomas that they would resign if Marchibroda didn’t return. According to the Baltimore Sun, one of the two was offered Marchibroda’s job and turned it down^__ AMERICAN ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS Best-of-Seven Series Saturday’s Game Denver 4, Omaha 0 Sunday’s Game Omaha 9, Denver 8 Monday’s Game Omaha 11, Denvci 9, series tied 2-2. DAVID PEARSON of Spartanburg, S.C. shoulders the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the Southern 500 stock car race at Darlington Raceway Monday afternoon. (AP LASER PHOTO) A's snapping at Pearson heels of Royals Not all of the Oakland A’s are, running away from owner Charlie Finley. The green-and gold clad gladiators are running at a record pace and making a race of the American League West Division. , Winners of five straight division phanipionships, the •A’s have' been running ever since Finley brought up a player whose only function was as a pinch runner. Since then, pitcher Catfish Hunter has run to the New York Yankees, slugger Reggie Jackson has run to the Baltimore Orioles and several other players say they have shoes, will travel once the season ends. Monday night, however, the A’s were running in circles, something they have been doing consistently this season. Oakland swiped seven bases in their 11-inning 2-1 victory over the California Angels to run their season total to 297. That crumbles the old American League mark of 288 set by the 1913 Washington Senators. The National League record is 347 set by the 1911 New York Giants. The victory moved Oakland to within six games of the West Division-leading Kansas City Royals, who suffered a 5-4 loss to Texas. The A’s have picked up three full games on the Royals in their last eight games. In other AL games Monday, Minnesota edged Chicago 3-2; Cleveland and Milwaukee split a pair, the Brewers winning the first 3-2 and Cleveland taking the nightcap 3-2; Detroit edged Baltimore 5-4 and New York nipped Boston 6-5. California’s Frank Tanana and Oakland starter Vida Blue dueled through the first eight innings with Joe Rudi’s solo homer in the eighth giving the A’s a 1-0 lead. But when pinch hitter Tommy Davis singled in the ninth. Blue was replaced by Rollie Fingers. Advancing to second on a sacrifice, pinch-runners Bob Jones scored on Mario Gui^rero’s single. Claudell Washington delivered a pinch-hit double in the nth for the A’s and scored the winning run on Phil Gar- (Continued on Page 5) Wins triple ft DARLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — David Pearson, a graying 41-year-old grandfather, says he couldn’t tell any difference between winning his first Southern 500 stock car race and winning any other race here. ‘‘It seems like one of the Rebels to me,” he said, referring to his six victories in the spring event over the 1.366-mile Darlington Raceway. " Asked Monday how it felt to become the second Triple Crown winner in NASCAR history, Pearson said he didn’t know such a title existed until a sports writer mentioned it to him last week. The only other driver to win Jhe Southern, the World 600 and the Daytona 500 in the same year was Lee Roy Yarbrough, now retired, who won the three prestigious races in 1969. In fact, the record book shows that Richard Petty is the only other driver to score victories at those tracks but not in the same year. Petty, winless here since 1967, finished second 2.85 seconds behind Pearson’s Mercury. The Dodge driver passed Darrell Waltrip’s Chevrolet on the fourth turn of the last lap. Waltrip was third, with Dave Marcis’ Dodge fourth and Lennie Pond’s Chevrolet fifth, two laps down. Pearson started from the pole but remained in the top 10 cars for most of the race. He led four times for a total of 93 of the 367 laps, including the last 45. It was his ninth victory in 16 starts this season. Pearson, who qualified for the pole with a record-breaking speed of 154.699 miles an hour, averaged 120.534 m.p.h. during the 4-hour, 9-minute race because of eight caution flags. The biggest delay came when Joe Frasson’s Chevrolet plowed into the side of Skip Manning’s car, trapping Manning in his car for about half an hour. Doctors said Manning suffered an injured ankle and fractured pelvis. He was listed in fair condition in the hospital. Frasson was given first aid at the track hospital. MORE THAN COACHING— Head high school football coaches do other things on the sidelines besides call the shots. Head coach Dale Alt (right) of Alexandria is shown above adjusting a shoulder pad for one of his warriors during the Alexandria- Pendleton Hts. game Friday. PH pulled a shocker, beating the Tigers by a 17-0 margin. (DAVID HOLMES PHOTO) BUFFALO (AP) — The Buffalo Bills of the National, Football Leauge have obtained three backs for future draft picks. The first deal Monday sent a low 1977 draft choice to the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for speedy wide receiver Bob Gaddis, according to Bills Coach Lou Saban. Rams, Dolphins finish unbeaten The records show that the Los Angeles Rams and Miami Dolphins finished the National Football League preseason with 6-0 records, and that the Philadelphia Eagles and Houston Oilers finished with exactly the reverse. But now-departed Miami quarterback Jim Del Gaizo put the statistics in perspective. “1 guess the record aftd 15 cents will get me a cup of coffee,” he said Monday after the NFL had completed its final week of preseason play and he had been placed on nonrecall waivers. “Sure I’m disappointed about not winning any preseason games,” added Oilers Coach Bum Phillips, “but the season starts next week and that’s what is important.” The Dolphins closed their exhibition campaign with a 20-7 triumph over the New Orleans Saints Saturday night, with Bob Griese and 42-year-old Earl Morrall doing the signal calling. The Rams trimmed San Francisco 10-3 to keep their perfect record intact, with defensive back Monte Kackson scoring the only Los Angeles touchdown and intercepting a fourth-quarter pass to break up a 49ers drive. In the other Saturday night games, Dallas topped Houston 26-20 in overtime; Cincinnati downed Tampa Bay 24-13; Pittsburgh clubbed the New York Jets 41-6; Oakland beat Seattle 45-28, and San Diego trimmed the New York Giants 14-13. Sunday, New England handed Philadelphia its sixth loss, 20-7 and Denver clipped Minnesota 30-17. Friday night, Buffalo bested Cleveland 28-10; Chicago nipped Washington 9-7; Atlanta outscored Green Bay 27-6 and St. Louis downed Kansas City 31-14. Second-period scoring runs by Don Calhoun and Ike Forte lifted the Patriots, 3-3, over the Eagles, 0-6. Denver, 5-2, turned two solid defensive plays into touchdowns in besting Minnesota, 3-3. Rookie Lonnie Perrin blocked a Vikings punt, recovered the ball on the Minnesota 29 and ran in for the score in the fourth quarter. Then Randy Gradishar ran 87-yards with a tipped pass to ice the cake. The Cowboys, 3-3, came back from a 20-3 deficit and managed to win in overtime after Houston’s Skip Butler missed a 28-yard field goal which would have won it for the Oilers with two seconds left in regulation. Dallas running back Scott Laidlaw scored three touchdowns, the last a 10-yard burst which won it. Terry Bradshaw threw two scoring passes while his Pittsburgh defense sacked Jets quarterback Joe Namath six times as the Steelers, 5-2, crushed New York, 1-5. Ken Stabler had three * touchdown passes for Oakland as the Raiders, 5-1, bested the Seahawks, 1-5. Two touchdown receptions by Charlie Joiner lifted San Diego, 3-3, over the Giants, 4-2. John Reaves threw three scoring passes in Cincinnati’s triumph over Tampa Bay, 1-5 The Bengals finished 4-2. Morgan staking claim to MVP title CINCINNATI (AP) — Jo. Morgan keeps talking up teammate (i€«rge Foster for the National League’s Most Valuable Player Award — but his bat keeps swinging the vote elsewhere. The mini-sized Cincinnati slugger is looming large as only the second player in National League history to win back-to-back MVP awards. Morgan, who appears headed for career highs in almost every department, established a career home run mark Monday night with his 27th of the season,- a grand slam that spurred an eight-run inning as the Reds held on for a 9-8 victory over the Houston Astros, While Foster slipped into a slump, Morgan’s bat has come alive. The homer extended his longest hitting streak of the year to 17 games. “I’m swinging the bat better than anytime in my life,” said Morgan, who increased his-batting average to .341, best in the National League. The grand slam gave him 104 runs batted in for the season, 10 behind Foster, the major league leader. Morgan, the first second baseman in 26 ye^ to drive in more 100 RBI, also has passed the century mark^ in walks and runs scored. Ernie Banks of the Chicago Cubs was the only National Leaguer to win the MVP title two years in a row. He did it in 1958 and 1959. “It is not my goal to win that,” said Morgan. “I’m just going out to do my best for the team. I’m going to play the game the way I have always played it. I am not competing with anyone, least of all my teammates.” The victory was Cincinnati’s eighth in the last. 10 games, a timely upturn that came as the Los Angeles Dodgers cut a 13*/^-game lead to seven. “We were just in a little lull,” said Morgan, who has helped remedy things, keying a four-game Reds winning streak. During the temporary backslide, he heard and read reports pinpointing the Reds problem to inactive bats on the part of Foster, Johnny Bench and Tony Perez. “I felt bad about that. They were taking the crux of the blame. That’s the way the Dodgers think. They blame each other. We’ve always picked each other up here,” said Morgan.    i A freak fielding accident may be grounded Foster for a spell. He was struck in the eye when a ball caromed off the left field fence as he attempted a leaping catch in the seventh inning. “There is no chance he will play Tuesday,” said Manager Sparky Anderson. Foster was taken to Christ Hospital for x-rays. The Reds jumped on Houston starter J. R. Richard, ' 16-14, with one out in the third. Bench singled for the first of seven hits in the outburst, leaving Richard 0-4 against the Reds this season. The Astros routed Reds starter Santo Alcala with three runs in the fourth, and later jumped on Rawly Eastwick for three in the late innings. Rookie reliever Manny Sarmiento, 5-1, picked up the victory with 3 2-3 innings of one-hit ball. The Reds send Fred Norman, 12-4, against Bo McLaughlin, 3-2, tonight. Tipton tennis, 3-0 ByBRADJOHNS Those Devilish varsity tennis players pulled Tipton to another    victory    Friday evening at Northwestern, boosting their season record to three straight wins. The Satans courted a close 3-2 decision, cutting the Tiger’s growl to a meek purr. Coach Don Alexander commented on the match. “Northwestern came back this year with a strong club,” Alexander said. “It took a good team effort from all of us to pull through.” Alexander credited Tipt(»i’s victory to the strength of singles players Chris Smith and Andy Smith who tore into the heart of the Tiger club. Also to be commended were doubles team partners Jim Schmith and Bud Ripberger, who brought the victory total to three matches. Tipton’s only losses were dropped by the doubles team of Nick Paikos and Steve Gamblin and singles player, Kyle Grayson. The .following match scores were posted by the Blue Devils. 1. Chris Smith over Larry Reed: 6-4,7^ 2. Kyle Grayson lost to Tony Cooke: 6-2,6-7 3. Andy Smith over Mike Harshman: 6-3,7-5 4. Jim Schmith, Bud Ripberger over Eklem, Isher-wood: 7-5,6-0 5. Nick Paikos, Steve Gamblin lost to Demaree, Eileman: 2-6,2-6 The reserve team rallied to tie the matches 2-2 Friday evening, forcing the Tigers to stalemate. * Doubles partners Robbie Clossin and Larry Fletcher joined singles player Brad Johns in posting Tipton’s victcHies at Nmlhwestem. The reserve scores ran as (Continued on Page 5)

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