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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - May 15, 1983, Tokyo, JapanSunday May 15, 1983 Pacific stars and stripes sports 25 Nicklaus shares colonial Lead fort Worth Texas a thanks to a lady s leg and a missed putt defending Champion Jack Nick Laus shares the Lead in the $400,000 colonial National invitation Golf tournament. Nicklaus banked a 4-Iron off Spectator s Shin on the 14th Hole of thursday s opening round Sank the Short Birdie putt and wound up with a 66. When the round ended Nicklaus was tied with Young Gary Hallberg and Joe Inman for first place in the72-Hole Chase for a $72,000 top prize. A Nice break said Nicklaus who recorded his 69th and last Victory Here a year ago. His second shot at the Par-4 14thsailed Over the Green struck a woman on the Shin and bounced Backoo within three feet of the cup. All she wanted was the Ball Nicklaus laughed later. She was t concerned at All with being and Hallberg toured the Majestic 7,190-Yard, Par 70 colonial course Early largely avoiding the Tricky Texas Breeze that haunted Chelate starters including Inman. But it was former Champion Bruc Lietzke and a muffed putt at the Par 3 16th that caused the biggest stir among the select Field of 102, Many of whom took almost unprecedented liberties with colonial s Trinity River broke Par. Lietzke cruising into no. 15 5-under, a stroke ahead of Nicklaus played the final four holes in 4-Over Par including a double bogey at the16th where he cavalierly backhanded a 1-Inch putt that went went up there and tried to backhand it sort of waved at it he said. Hallberg 24, a Winner for the firs time at the recent san Diego open attributed his 66 in part to a new lifestyle that focuses on movies and rest As opposed to More taxing Pur suits. I be settled Down a bit. I used to like to run around and Chase the girls he said with a Grin admitting also that his nocturnal Beer drinking habits tended to make him fee guilty the next Day. Now he said i be seen just about every movie Inman meanwhile almost holdout his tee shot on the Par-3 8th, then missed a 2-foot Birdie putt his second Short misfire of the Day. But that s Golf he stroke Back of the leaders at 67, were Hale Irwin Mark Mccumber Mike Reid Mike Mccullough and Rex Calwell All non winners this year. Eight players were bunched at 68,including Kite leading Money win Ner Lanny Wadkins fuzzy Zoeller Gil Morgan Mike Nicolette Mike Sullivan Dan Pohland Jim Ben Crenshaw the Winner two weeks ago at Dallas fired a 69while David Graham last week s Champion at Houston limped in witha 75. The Field was to be Cut to the Low 70 and ties after Friday s round. Jack Nicklaus walks away from Belinda Williams after giving her a kiss and the Ball he was using during first round action at the colonial National. Nicklaus approach shot on 14 hit Williams and bounced to within 3-feet of the Hole. A Krukow Back goes 6 with no hits for . Associated press for the first time this season Mike Krukow was pitching without pain. And for six innings he was pitching without hits , suddenly he was gone Given the Hook by san Francisco manager Frank Robinson. But Krukow minded not at All. He knew he d gone As Long As he was expected to against the Cincinnat reds thursday night. Reliever Jim Barr lost the no hitter in the eighth inning and the giants had to Settle for a two hit 4-2 knew before i went into the game that i was not going to go longer than six innings Sai Krukow who came to the giants from Philadelphia last Winter in the Joe Morgan Trade. Krukow . Roundup injured his right Elbow in Spring training and was making his first appearance since coming off the 21-Day disabled m not going to second guess he said. This is the first time since this Spring that i be pitched in a game without pain. I enjoyed but what about Robinson s decision to Send up Pinch hitter in the seventh inning it was t much of a decision to make Krukow said. Ill Bac Frank s decision 100 elsewhere in the National league it was Pittsburgh 6, new York 2 Chicago 6, Philadelphia 3 St. Louis 4, Montreal 0 los Angeles 4, san diego3 and in 10 innings Houston 4, Atlanta 3. Robinson said he never hesitated in Takin Krukow out. He s too valuable to this bal club the giants manager said. I was thinking about that and thinking about his future. He had just come off the disabled list had had a bad Arm. Know he would t have wanted to stay out there because one More pitch or one More inning could have blown his Krukow said giants pitching coach Herm Star Rette told me earlier in the week they wanted five or six innings out of me. I had butterflies atthe Start of the game. It had been a while since i d been out there. You Don t realize How much you miss this game until you sit out for 21 Days. It s a lot of fun out there to throw Barr gave up Ron Oester s Lead off triple in the eighth and Dave Concepcion s one out single in the ninth then Gary Lavelle got the last out and with this third save. The giants took a 2-0 Lead in the first off Bruc Berenyi the first run coming on Darrell Evans double that stretched his hitting Streak to 11games. Krukow had a sacrifice Fly in the second inning and Berenyi wild pitched a run Home in the third. Grounders by Johnny Bench and Wayne Krenchicki accounted for the reds runs. Pirates 6, mets 2 Dave Parker a Macho Man in his own mind decided it was time to admit to his own shortcomings and by doing so broke out of one of the worst lumps of his career. He switched from a 36-ounce Bat to a 33-Ouncemodel and came through with three hits including a pair of doubles two runs batted in and three run scored in the bucs Victory that dropped the mets into last place in the was a Macho thing he said of his Reliance on heavy lumber. I still feel Macho but i m getting older and i m not As Young and not As Strong As i was. I had to prove to myself i could t use the big Bat anymore and when you go 3-for-32, that proved it to older you get the More you have to make adjustments added Parker who turns 33 next month. Cubs 6, Phillies 3 Larry Bowa has Only 15 Home runs in his career and two of them have come in the past five Days. His three run shot helped the cubs beat his former Philadelphia teammates. I m just going up there seeing the Ball really Good and i m really relaxed Bowa said. The Squirrel finds the Acorn now and then. I was was t trying for cards 4, expos 0 Bob Forsch s three hitter and Darrell Porter Shomer and three runs scored carried the cardinals past s double and singles by Ken Oberkfell and Tommy Herr gave the cards a fourth inning run and they made it 2-0 in the fifth when Lonnie Smith doubled and Willie Mcgee singled. Porter hit his Homer in the eighth. Dodgers 4, padres 3 Pedro Guerrero who hit a two run Homer in the sixth inning drove Home Ron Roenicke in the eighth with the tie breaking run that gave Fernan do Valenzuela and the dodgers their Victory Over san Diego. Luis Salazar hit a two run Homer in the second inning for the padres Guerrero tied it in the sixth Steve Yeager put the dodgers ahead by a run in the seventh with a Homer and Steve Garvey s sacrifice Fly made it 3-3 in the Bottom of the seventh. Astros 4, braves 3 Joe Cruz singled to open the 10th inning was bunted to second and came Home on Luis Pujols single to give Houston its Victory. Frank Dipino with 1% innings of no hit Relief against the braves has a Streak of Lovs witless innings. Commissioner replacement new York a a group of baseball owner was to meet Here Friday to discuss possible replacements for baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn and a new labor negotiator the daily news a Story for its Friday editions the newspaper reported that the owners would hold a Semi secret meeting in Kuhn s Midtown offices to discuss a variety of topics which also would include the restructuring of television rights. At least 10 owners were expected to be i attendance including the player relations com Mittee which presumably will discuss a replace ment for Ray Grebey who was asked to resign As the owners chief labor negotiator last daily news reported that reliable sources say the search for a new commissioner has been narrowed to seven candidates including Kuhn s contract was originally ended by the owners during the Winter baseball meetings i Honolulu. Despite the news report american league president Lee Macphail called the meeting strictly routine. It was set up in Advance. We meet Ever six weeks or so. If other owners Don t know anything about it it s Only because they Are not on these particular

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