San Antonio Express And News Newspaper Archives Jul 22 1973, Page 50

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San Antonio Express and News (Newspaper) - July 22, 1973, San Antonio, Texas Score All Points in last Toros in unreal rally win by 26-17 by John mines Slaff writer the san Antonio Toros staged one of the greatest comeback victories Ever seen on a local Gridiron As they scored All their Points in the last three and one half minutes to Down the Oklahoma City wranglers 26-17 saturday night at Alamo stadium. The Toros were pushed All Over the Field by Oklahoma City during the first three quarters and Early into the fourth stanza and when Bobby Williams of the wranglers intercepted a Toro Aerial just into the final period Many of the fans streamed out of the stadium. They at least expected the wranglers to hold on to their 17-0 Lead but it turned Cut they should have stayed. If the finish was t exciting enough then forget it. The wranglers who had a touchdown called Back and two Field goal attempts hit the first a. Rushes yardage passing yardage return 706 in fumbles Yards crossbar and Bounce Back in addition to their 17 Points in the first three quarters finally called on their defense for its first big stand with 8 eight minutes remaining. The Toros drove to a first and goal at the Oklahoma City one when tight end Roger Gill caught a 30-Yard pass from quarterback Luz Podraza. However wrangler defensive tackle Zenus Jenkins and linebacker Mark Funk threw curly Walters Tor a three Yard loss and three in Complete passes followed As of took Over with things apparently Well in hand. More fans started leaving. The next time the Toros got their hands on the bail though they started on the Road to Victory. Key play in the 54-Yard drive was an 18-Yard dash to the Oklahoma City 36 by Toro linebacker David Munden lined up As the Short Back in punt formation on fourth and 10 at his own 46. Lemuel Cook alternating at tight end with Gill caught a Pedraza pass at the 15, got a Block from Don Burrell and steamed Down the left sidelines to the one before being knocked out of hounds. From there Royce Johnson went Over the left Side to finally put the bulls on the boards with left. However wrangler Kenny Ray batted Down a two Point pass attempt and the Toros still trailed 17-6. San Antonio tried an on Side kick that failed but a fight broke out on the play that May have ignited the whole Toro team. A Shorter scuffle of cured Early in the final round. Munden broke through to crack Joe Poslick for an 11 Yard loss Back to the Oklahoma City 28 and Poslick fumbled with Toro end mad dog Miles recovering. Two minutes remained. Three straight Toro passes went astray but on a clutch fourth Down flanker Shawn Meagher broke Down and in toward the Middle of the Field and grabbed Pedraza s liner in his belly at the 14. An interference Call on the visitors moved it to the nine and Pedraza then hit his split end Burrell Over the Middle to make it 17-12 with still showing. Again the Toros tried a pass play on the conversion but linebacker George Thomas hit Jim Duncan just As he threw and it hit the ground harmlessly. Now for the important plays. An on Side kick was again the strategy and it worked to perfection As Ken Cooper s Quibbler bounced right Over the right end s head and William Hines recovered Lor the Toros on the Oklahoma City 47. In five passes and a penalty the Toros were Over. Pedraza passed for nine to Burrell for 15 to Meagher and a first Down at the 23-and for 10 to Burrell and a first Down at the 13 with 36 seconds left. Meagher made a great div ing catch of another pass at the 7 but the Toros instead took a roughing the passer penalty at the same spot since it meant a first Down. Pedraza tried incomplete for Burrell on the first play then hit Gill at the one and the former Philadelphia Eagle receiver stepped into the left Corner of the end zone to give the Toros an 18-17 Lead with 19 seconds left. By now the fans were get Ting the hang of it and there were More on the Field it seemed congratulating their team than there were in the stands. Cooper incidentally booted a Low liner into the Middle of the crowd for his first missed extra Point of the year. He then proceeded to blast please Sec Toros 3-j Toro defense closes in on Hartwell Menefee of wranglers Jeff Herman Bill Keresztury 74 and Johnny Holland 32 made 1he Stop. Staff photo by Pat Hamilton Dan Cook s column. Page 2 baseball Page 3 s women s . Open Golf. Page 4 Quarry Wagner draw. Page 5 Section j express is sports Texas picked in Sec. Page 6 outdoors. Page 8 major league averages. Page 9 sunday july 22, 1973 h part la Bowling column Page 10 a Trevino grabs St. Louis Lead St. Louis a defending Champion Lee Trevino fashioned a Cour under Par 6fi and swept into the third round Lead saturday in the St. Louis children s Hospital Golf classic. Trevino keeping up a nonstop Stream of Dialler with his gallery put together a three round Tola of 199, 11-under-Par on the Friendly Little Norwood Hills country club course a layout that yielded some of the lowest scores of the year. Trevino seeking his third title of the year grabbed a one stroke Lead Over veterans Bob Goaly and Gene Littler cd for second at 200. Ina by a former masters Champion from Morton is Back thousand Oaks Calif. A attributing Liis walkout last week to a mis unders Dallas cowboys quarterback Craig Morton rejoined the team saturday after signing a three year contract. I had to make sure i was t jumping into anything i would t lie Happy said Morion at a news conference Here. I fell after talking to or. Tex Schramm and coach Tom Landry they were being very fair with Morton said he talked to Rhein Friday night and had readied an agreement which made him very Happy. But he declined to elaborate on what changes had been made in his con tract. When asked what improvements had been made he said i Don t think that s really relevant. There was a breakdown in communication for awhile but once the ice was broken 1 really Felt everything said by management and by my Side was nol too con Landry said in an interview following the news conference lie thought that the Misikin Der standing stemmed from he game against the Washington redskins last year when he used quarterback Roger staubach in the starting position instead of Morton. Landry said that Morton would Lake his place behind both staubach and Jack Conan non in Competition for the Starling spot. Please Sec results Page 4-j nearby Belleville iii., had a 67 and Littler the Leader a glad the ninth Hole for a 68. Non winning tour regular Don Bies followed with a and there was a group of three at 202, leaving seven players within three strokes of each other going into the last round. Leading Money Winner Bruce Crampton of Australia Gay Brewer also a former masters Lillis and Larry Linson formed the Trio Al eight under Par. Crampton had one of the four rounds of 65 posted in the hot muggy weather while Linson and Brewer each shot 66s. South african Gary player was among inc approximately two dozen competitors who ailed to shot in the 60s. He matched Par 70 and was eight strokes away at 207. The american and British open champions Johi Iny Miller and Tom Weiskopf along with Lack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer Are not competing in this Rich event that oilers a first prize. Trevino was one stroke Back when the Day s play started under threatening skies and remained in that position until he harnessed a Balky Putter for three consecutive birdies Starling on the 121 i Hole. The talkative Trevino punched a Short Iron about feet there made that pull holed a us footer on the next and scored from 10 feet on the next Hole. Suddenly he had a two so Rock Lead but loused half that margin when he three pulled Cor a i agcy on the the greens were really spiked Trevino said. Aaron clouts 700th Homer Atlanta a Hammarin Hank Aaron of the Atlanta braves crashed his 700th career Home run against the Philadelphia Phillies saturday night reaching yet another Miles tone in his Mclen Leloss Pursuit of babe Ruth s All time record of 714. Aaron ripped 1-1 fastball from phylies left hander Ken Brett into the left Field stands about 400 feet away in the third inning. It was Aaron s 27th Home run of the season. The crowd of nearly gave Aaron a iwo minute standing ovation in Atlanta stadium and the 20-year Veteran had a take to bows in front of he braves dugout. The braves management had announced earlier that the fan who recovers Pic memorable 700th blast and presents it to Aaron would receive 700 Silver dollars. It was recovered by an unidentified fan. There was a presentation in the Atlanta clubhouse after the game. If a non fan had recovered it the Money would have been Given to the Charity of Aaron s Choice. On july 21, 1934, Ruth s next to last season he had 701 Home runs hut added his 702nd the following Day. The Homer was Aaron s extra base hit leaving him Only Jive behind Ruth s All time record in that category. Aaron had singled in the first inning to extend his hitting Streak to nine games Dur ing which lie has hit six Home runs and driven in 14 runs. The countdown now begins in Earnest for the legendary Ruth s All Lime Mark of 714, called by Aaron the Cadillac of baseball Aaron was Only five months old when Ruth smashed his Home run on july 13, 1934 off Tommy Bridges in Detroit. Kuth also 39 at the Lime he reached he Milestone hit Only eight More homers hat please see Aaron Page 4-j Spur tryouts set Lee Trevino watches Birdie drop he s Leader after third round at St. Louis it not v7 spares on to sunday ch.9 Longwood Tennis matches ch.12 Canadian football Calgary Stam Peders is Montreal aloud tics 3 pm bullfights from Spain ch.12 . Women s open Golf 4 roller games six former local stars will be among the 21 players trying out when the san Antonio spurs will be unveiled before the Public in a pre season Camp wednesday through saturday at Blossom athletic Center. Practices for the new local american basketball association entry Are scheduled for 7 . Wednesday 10 . And 7 . Both thursday and Friday and 10 . Saturday. The thursday and Friday evening workouts As Well As the saturday morning practice will be open to the Public As the club conducts scrimmages at Liliose times. Familiar names to san Antonio Cage fans Are 6-6 Reece Stovall and Felix to Ruston 6-3 George Price 6-2 Don Wesley seven foot Sieve Niles and 6-8 Travis Lackey. Stovall is a former Wheatley High and pan american Star Thruston was a two time All american at Trinity Wesley was an naia District All Star at St. Mary a Price was an All Stater at Brackenridge played College Ball at Colorado stale and was drafted by the Utah stars a year ago where he was one of the last cuts while nits was lie big Man for Lee s 1887 slate champs and went on to Texas and Lackey played with Price at Brack and Colorado state. Oiler men who played College Ball in Texas who la be trying Oul Are 6-8 Melvin Bell of Houston 6-8 Robert cords of Stephen f. Aus tin 5-10 Joe Hamilton of North Texas slate 6-7 Jeff overhouse of Texas and 6-8 Gary Sumlor of midwestern. Three Spur veterans will be on Coby dict Rick 6-6 Shaler Halimon and the 5-10 Hamilton. The spurs two highly regarded rookies who have signed will also make their first pro a William Bird Averill of Pepperdine and fi-4 Richard Fuqua of Oral Roberts. Tenison Park blood still thick in Lee Trevino i guess them Are some things i d rather to doing than what i Tut to Lang now but it does t bother me because if i think of what they Are i la just do Lee Trevino Lief Ore the sky there Are to fences Bob Dylan there is an autographed Glossy 8x11 picture of a Bare chested wrestler in Dick Martin s trophy stuffed Den in his Home in Dallas which sums up the Short Paunchy 59-year-old with a Brevity that would bring tears of Joy to journalism professors everywhere. To Dick Martin the greatest Golf Hustler in Texas it reads and is signed by Walton Mcdaniel. Martin has the picture prominently displayed along with scores of trophies he has won during his 50-year love affair with Golf which goes Back to the Days when he was a nine year old Caddie just learning the ropes. Lie 1ms a cd that knowledge Over the years to Hollie those foolish enough to match wits and Slicks with him. Dick is one of Lee Trevino s favorite people and the Flam Boyant . Open Champ once explained Why he continued to seek Little Richard out whenever he was in Dallas a play a Quick round even though Mariln invariably squee7.cs a Handicap Oul of tee Large enough to insure a winning bal. There just Ain t no Way that you can keep from Loving that Little Man even Hough All the time you know he s figuring Oul a Way to steal your Martin is the crowned King of Hie Golf hustlers Al to Olson and has been for 20 years or More. Dick was urged Many times during his prime Loff legitimate and take a crack i Pic pro Lee Trevino the lean years final part of an 8-Parl series by Hob bold Uruu Juraj tour. His replay was always hell there Ain t no Way i can afford to turn pro. I m making too much Money As an Martin has had a profound influence on Trevino. From the very first time Dick spotted the Swarthy fall swinging Wise cracking Young Man playing a round Al Tenison he was con Vinced that someday he would develop into the finest player to Ever graduate trom t. Park s school of hard knocks. Dick is anything but a fatherly Type but he soon took Young Trevino under his wings. U would be impossible to put a Price tag on the Worth of he advice Dick imparted to Lee Over he to say it was invaluable. I m Goin to Tell you the truth about Lee without any of the. Bull dial s always being written afoul Martin began. Of acc used to choke when he first started playing at Tenison. He was a hell of a player Back then but he was so poor thai when he had 5 Riding on a pull that was big big Money to him. Bui the More lie came around the inca Dick to Gou his main problem he used to putt front the Center of his stance and when the pressure gels hot its real easy to push or Jerk a putt from that stance. He used o miss Ihrcke and four footers All the time. I finally got him on the putting Green and said look Here son. I May make sonic Money off you someday but i Ain t going to earn enough to buy a sack of potatoes if you Don t learn How to putt. I got him to change his glance to where he was putting Oil his left Trevino and Mariln Are both Short and squat although ill tic Richard is by far he Shorter and squatter of the two. Having Sim liar lion los Dick was Able to help Groove Trevino s swing. Lee was a Hooker and you can t win consistently with an old Roundhouse Hook so i got him o Start working on a fade Dick explained. That old fade has won him a million dollars. He would t have won the Price of a greyhound ticket to Farmer s Branch if to had kept that but acc Learned much More from Marlin than the technical aspects of a Short Man s Golf swing and Trevino has never mat the pair Are too Lull of Wise cracks when icy get tog Cher to Ever talk in such Mushy terms. They still lock horns occasionally in Friendly games and a lice encounters arc always preceded by a cuss word filled Negolia Ling session in which Dick squeezes the largest Handicap possible out of Trevino before pulling a dime in Tenison or Quarter on the line. Neither Man needs the Money Dick has prudently invested his winnings Over the years and could live comfortably the rest of his life without Ever plucking another Pigeon so Why do they do it you got to Dick explained. To people like me and acc who came up the Way we did who got Belling in our blood we just Ain t Gonna play for nothing. We Gat o have something even iwo bils on the line. It s not he same game when you Don t have something bet on it is not difficult to see the influence of Trevino s formative years in Dallas in his current actions. The line from Alfred lord Tennyson s Ulysses has never rung truer i am a part of All thai i have so much of his humor which has fascinated sports fans everywhere has ils tools buried beneath the Oak Trees of Tenison. It is Down to Earth sweaty vivid and stripped of any pretences. H is the humor of a tribe of people used to looking straight into a Man s eyes seeing the truth and framing it in the context of a rib tickling one liner. Once when Trevino Drew an Early Tec time and shot a 65 in one of his first Lour tournaments Only to Sec his found scratched by a sudden downpour he turned to a group of friends and moaned it 1 was a Fanner and had 100 acres planted in pumpkins they d Call off halloween. That is u. That is the humor a tribe which uses laughter it pc please see 1-j

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