New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 22, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas
Designated hitter rule
lorg says bring it to the National League
STLOUIS (AP) — Dane lorg of the world champion St.Louis Cardinals cast a resounding “yes” vote for bringing the designated hitter rule to the National League.
Iorg’s enthusiasm is understandable since he had nine hits as the Cardinals chief DH in the 1982 World Series, tying Reggie Jackson of the 1978 New York Yankees and Hal McRae of the 1980 Kansas City Royals for most hits by a designated hitter in a Series.
Iorg’s nine hits — including four doubles and a triple — came in 17 at-bats for a .529 average. Jackson had his nine hits in 23 at-bats while McRae had 24 at-bats.
For Jackson and McRae, being a DH was nothing new because they had done it during the regular season. For lorg, it was a new experience.
“It was great for me,” lorg said of the DH rule. “Sure I’d like to see it on a regular basis in our
league. It sure beats sitting on the bench.”
He said it was a strange feeling being part of the game for part of the time. When the Cardinals were in the field, lorg was an interested spectator.
“It made me nervous,” he said, and added it was a different feeling from being a pinch hitter. “Because as a pinch hitter you bat only once in a game, usually late in the game, and that’s it.” lorg had 238 at-bats during the regular 1982 regular season when he was used as a pinch hitter, outfielder, first baseman and third baseman. For the fourth year in a row he led Cardinal pinch hitters in driving in runs.
St.Louis Manager Whitey Herzog said he had no feelings one way or the other about introducing the DH to the National League.
“I’ve managed both ways and there’s good and bad things about the DH, and good and bad things about having pitchers hitting,” he said.
“I really don’t care which way they go, but I do think they should get together and use the same rules. I don’t care which. I just think that all 26 major league teams should play with the same rules.”
Cardinals pitcher Joaquin Andujar, who took battng practice before both games he pitched — even though he wouldn’t hit during the games — said he was very much opposed to the DH.
“Pitchers are players too,” said Andujar, “and they should bat like everyone else. The DH is very bad for baseball.”
Cards receive confetti parade
The Herald staff picks’em...Week8
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1 Rice at Texas A&M
Texas Tech at Washington
Penn St. at W. Virginia
Okla. St. at Oklahoma
ST. IA)UIS (AD - Marching bands, floats, grinning politicians and a blizzard of red crepe and confetti, turned downtown St. Louis into a magical street carnival as more than 200,000 people celebrated the city’s first baseball world championship since 1967.
Led by the 83-year-old Cardinals owner August A. Busch and Manager Whitey Herzog, the parade inched its way Thursday through a 15-block route lined up to 10-deep with fans.
“I couldn’t be happier,” said Busch, sipping at a bottle of the beer bearing his name. “This is wonderful.”
Sitting next to Busch in the red cc invertible, Whitey Herzog waved to the crowd as they roared “Whitey! Whitey! Whitey!”
First baseman Keith Hernandez, his hair salted with confetti, waved to a chanting crowd as his daughter Jessie, 9, sat next to him and smiled in astonishment.
“I didn’t know there would be this many people,” she said.
Nestled in a corner of the truckbed for protection were Sue Hernandez and her youngest daughter.
“It was great, but it got a little rough,” she said. “It was just the excitement. My little girl and I ended up on the floor of the truck because they pushed so.”
As the procession neared Busch Stadium, the crowds grew thicker. Motorcycle policemen with screaming sirens escorted the vehicles, bumping fans as they surged forward to shake the hands of their heroes.
“This is the best thing to ever happen to St. Ixniis,” Mayor Vincent C. Schoemehl Jr. said from a reviewing stand at the end of the parade route.
“I hope we never get over it,” Schoemehl said. “This is something I’ll remember for the rest of my life.
“For all you do,” the mayor told the cheering throng as he read from a scroll proclaiming the day Fan Appreciation Day, “this day’s for you.”
Brewers given stadium salute
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Appreciation was spread all around Milwaukee as the Brewers, who came within three runs of capturing baseball’s world championship, were honored by thousands of fans.
The Brewers, in turn, expressed their appreciation for the fans who supported them through a long season that ended one victory short of a World Series title.
An “appreciation day” crowd of more than 10,000 fans turned out at County Stadium to salute the American league champions, who lost Game Seven of the World Series Wednesday night in St. Ix>uis to the Cardinals.
Earlier, a 15-block-long parade in which the Brewer players rode in antique autos supplied by a local car dealer attracted a crowd unofficially estimated by Brewers Vice President Dick Hackett at 100,000 people. There was no official count.
After entering the stadium about 1:25 p.m., the motorcade traveled
around the warning track as the Brewers were cheered by the crowd, including many teen-agers.
Gorman Thomas and Pete Vuckovich, riding in the same car, received a loud ovation after raising beer cans high over their heads.
“This is something you expect from people in Milwaukee because they’re the best,” Thomas, the center fielder, said. “It’s nice to come home to people like this.”
Teen-age girls howled at Paul Molitor and Robin Yount and the crowd rocked with "Har-vey! Harvey!” when Manager Harvey Kuenn stepped out of his car.
Pitcher Jim Slaton, a Brewer since 1971 (except for 1978, when he played with the Detroit Tigers), said, “This is the most unbelievable thing I’ve ever seen. I always wanted to be part of a winning ballclub here. This is what ifs all about. This makes it all worth it.”
Staff photo bv John Senter
New Braunfels quarterback Craig Wersterfer runs the sneak in an earlier game. The Unicorns play at Kerrville tonight at 8 p.m. while Smithson Valley travels to Randolph at 7:30 p.m.. Canyon does not play this week.
Bike-a-thon Sts. Peter it Paul school is sponsoring a 15-mile Bike-a-thon Saturday, Oct. 23, to benefit the St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis. Tenn.
The bicycle riders will meet at Robar’s on luanda St. between 9 and IO a.m. and pedal to St. Joseph’s church and back. Riders are encouraged to sign up sponsors who will pay them a certain amount of money per mile; sponsor sheets can be obtained at Sts. Peter & Paul.
Everyone is invited to participate in the ride, and riders may chalk up extra mileage on their own.
Wurstfest run The New Braunfels Road Runners, along with Wholesale Beers, Inc. and the Wurst Association are sponsoring a 10,000-meter run Saturday, Oct. 30 at 8 a.m. The AAU-sanctioned event begins at luanda Park by the Olympic pool. For the entry fee of $8 ($7 before Oct. 24), entrants will receive a T-shirt and free Wurstfest tickets.
There are six age divisions which are also split into mens' and womens’ categories; awards will be given to the top three finishers in each division, and the top male and female finisher will receive a trophy.
For more information, call Bill Wilson at 625-6047 or 625-7780.
Landa golf news
A two-man, best-ball, select your own partner competition is planned for Nov. 6 and 7 at IO a.m. each day. This event is limited to 40 teams and prizes will be awarded. Contact the golf pro shop for details.
Antlerless deer permits
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will issue antlerless deer permits for Comal County on Oct. 25 and 26 from 8 a.m. to noon and I p.m. to 5 p.m. in the New Braunfels Police Department building.
A map with the antlerless deer permit issuance compartments and issuance rates will be posted in the county courthouse prior to the issuance date. To qualify for permits,
a landowner must own or control acreage equal to at least one half of the permit issuance rate of the compartment where the tract is located.
The team of Mary Alice Flory, Lulu Rowland, Bill Rawlings and Dee Ligon took first place in Northcliffe Country Club’s 4-person Scramble Couples tournament last weekend.
Second place went to the team of Pat Shreeve, Virginia Autrey, John Towell and Dick Rowland.
In Wednesday’s Ladies’ Day scramble, the team of Erma Jane Clark, Terri Brown, Pat Mosele and Betty Yorga finished first. Taking second place was the team of Mickey Glover, Rene Reeves, Midge Wald and Pat Shreeve.
The downtown Optimist Club of San Antonio is sponsoring the 2nd Annual “World’s Greatest Optimist” 10-kilometer run at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at UTSA. The proceeds will go to support the continuing varied Optimist programs directed towards the youth in the community. All age groups are welcome to participate. For further details and entry forms, please contact the Optimist Club of San Antonio, 114 W. Commerce Street, Civic Club Center, San Antonio, TX 78205. For more information, contact Marshall Dodge, 654-0656.
The Division ‘C’ Stars of New Braunfels girls' soccer shut out the San Antonio Strikers last weekend, 5-0.
Jennifer Smith and Laura Buryanek were defensive standouts, helping goalie Stacy Putz chalk up the shutout. Jennifer Walls, Kelly Smith, Vicki Gerko, and Ix)ri Georg also helped the defense.
Kim Putz, Renee Preiss and Rachel Baker scored goals in the win. They were supported by Cindy Torres, JoAnn Munoz, Kendra Wright, Celeste Colvin, Amber Schlameus and Kim Wingate.
Oilers win slick 5-3 game over Bruins
By BARRY WILNER AP Sports Writer
Some goaltenders will take victories any way they can get them. Not Pete Peeters.
The Boston netminder was so annoyed about losing his shutout and then allowing a second goal to the Edmonton Oilers late in the third period Thursday night that he wound up getting himself thrown out of the National Hockey League matchup. The Bruins had the game well in hand by then, winding up with a 5-3 victory. Peeters wound up with a game misconduct penalty and some hard feelings for referee Ron Hoggarth.
“Right from the beginning of the game, the guy was on my case,” Peeters said of
Nordiques 8, Penguins 4
Quebec couldn’t miss against the slumping Penguins, who are 1-6-1 and have given up 44 goals in eight games. Marian Stastny had three goals and an assist and younger brother Anton registered a goal and four assists. Marc Tardif also had three assists, while Pat Boutette registered two goals for the Penguins. Canadiens 2, Flyers I
Doug Wickenheiser, the No. I pick in the 1980 Entry Draft, struggled during his first two NHL campaigns. But he’s beginning to look like a top draftee this year. Wickenheiser scored twice, giving him eight goals in the Canadiens’ first eight games, and the Montreal defense con
tinued to excel. Rick Wainsley stopped 33 shots in goal.
Islanders 6, Capitals 3 Bryan Trottier scored three goals and Bob Bourne had a goal and three assists as the Islanders won their seventh straight game. The Stanley Cup champions have never lost at home to Washington and are 25-0-2 in their last 27 home games, dating back to last December. Ken Houston scored a hat trick for Washington.
Flames IO, Whalers 3 Lanny McDonald and Mel Bridgman each scored two goals and Kent Nilsson added a goal and four assists as the Flames bombed Hartford. Rejean Ijemelin made 30 saves in his first appearance of the season in Calgary’s net.
Sutter 'should' have been a MVP
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Bruce Sutter was a most valuable player in this World Series.
No, he wasn’t named the Most Valuable Player, and he won’t get the car awarded to the player voted MVP. That will go to Darrell Porter.
But Sutter’s performance in the seventh game, sweeping past the last six Milwaukee batters without one ball out of the infield, typifies his poise and performance throughout the season.
Sutter had 36 saves and a 9-8 record.
In the World Series, he had two saves and a win in four appearances. Sutter gave the Cards what Milwaukee needed and did not get from its bullpen because Rollie Fingers was injured.
I^ft-hander Bob McClure picked up two saves in the three Milwaukee wins, but in the final game gave up two hits and a run in one-third of an inning and in Game 2, was the losing pitcher.
It was fitting that Sutter threw the final pitch and that Porter caught it when Gorman Thomas struck out to end the game.
“How neat it is to be in the World Series,” said Porter. “How neat it was to catch that last pitch by Bruce Sutter. This is the greatest thing in the world.”
Said Sutter: “It’s hard to believe. I know it probably won’t sink in for a while. I imagine ITI be hunting deer
this winter and all of a sudden it will sink in and ITI let out a great big yell.”
There were other MVP candidates on the Cards besides Sutter and Porter. Keith Hernandez drove in eight runs with seven hits after going 0-16 at the beginning of the Series.
Pitcher Joaquin Andujar won two games, Game 3 and Game 7, and had an earned run average of 1.35 in the 13.1 innings he pitched.
Six Texas Lutheran College freshmen, in eluding a former New Braunfels Unicorn standout, have earned honors in offensive, defensive and spirit categories and have been described as the "backbone of football in the future at Texas Lutheran” by coach Vernon Fewell. They are (clockwise from
upper left), defensive end Wade Klare, Victoria; linebacker Danny Lloyd, New Braunfels; defensive back Max Harris, San Antonio; linebacker Geoff Gummerman, Austin; punter Stefan Langhart, Randolph AFB; and wide receiver Jeff Engeling, Elgin.