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San Antonio Light (Newspaper) - July 15, 1973, San Antonio, Texas
4-e sunday july is 1973 the san Antonio Light classified wont Fregosi was spurs to big fat gift by Dick Young Knish huh it la what s going on Here news item mets Trade Fregosi to Texas. Trade him they gave him away for Joe later who will turn out very soon to be Mike Paul a righty Relief Pitcher of some unbeknown. It is Likely that the mets will then ship Mike Paul to their far club and bring up a lefty reliever named Tim Juran. Thus ends for the Mats the sad Saga of James Louis Fregosi bom a met dec. 10, 1971, departed july 11, 1973. They gave away Nolan Ryan for him and the fans would never let Fregosi nor Bob scheffing nor Don Grant forget it. Y o u v e heard about Tho ballplayer who ate himself out of the league that was Jim Fregosi. He showed up looking like a Ball of Provo Lone but his play could be smelled farther away than that. This year he got into shape but by then he had lost his touch. Self doubt had taken Over. I after Santo i scheffing and Grant were not really after Fregosi when the Deal was made. He was a second Choice. The Man they sought was Ron Santo and they they had the Deal. The n. At the last minute John Holland cub pm said he d have to have Tom Seaver. That killed the mets went off frantically searching else where pushed not Only by need for a third Sacker but by the pressing inter league Trade deadline. They settled for Fregosi. When you make a mistake the Best thing to do is to admit it and try to rectify As quickly As possible. The Sec Ond mistake is trying to justify the first mistake. The mets did that for another half season than gave up. One of the torments of being a general manager is that when thing Are going badly fans scream do some thing so you do something and it turns out sour and the same fans scream what have Jim Regossi investment for rangers. You done Bob Scheff i no never hears what a great Trade he made in g e 11 i n g Felix Millan for Gary Gentry. So in Bis moment of retribution for the Fregosi Deal let s have a Nice going sheff for the Millan Deal. Short term the rangers in taking Over Fregosi s salary Are making a Short term in vestment. With half the sea son gone the most they must Shell out is and even that much is improbable. With 10 american league clubs in Pennant races there is a very Large Chance that comes late August somebody will be in dire need of an in fielder with hitting potential. If Fregosi has a few hot weeks in his native american league which is possible he can become a highly negotiable item for the rangers who then will convert him for an outstanding minor league pitching Prospect. That s How baseball deals Are planned beyond the obvious. As for Fregosi personally he s a Nice Guy liked by teammates fun Loving and Wise cracking who s i m p 1 y would t work hard enough to keep the Good thing he had. Maybe something Nice will happen to him. Maybe he ill wind up with that Al Pennant contender after All. T next tryouts set at Hondo the fifth try out Camp for South Texas Amateur base Ball players under 20 seeking spots on the team that will face the san Antonio All stars at Keefe Field the night of july 31 will be held next thursday evening at Hondo High school s Diamond. A sixth Camp will be held the following thursday at Bee Ville. Gates will be open at Hondo at 5 . So far no or Ders to keep the lights out have been received and the workout is scheduled to continue until 10 ., accommodating players who cannot re port in late afternoon. All amateurs living outside san Antonio whose 20lh birth Day anniversaries come after july 31, Date of the game will be eligible. Players Are Welcome whether or not they tried out in previous Camps at new braunfels. Pleasant ton Seguin. To sign pact Hayward Calif. A world heavyweight boxing Champion George Foreman will Fly sunday from san Francisco to Tokyo where he will sign the formal contract for his first title defense. Foreman will risk his championship sept. 1 in Tokyo against Joe roman puerto rican heavyweight. Proof that interest in the game is building up presence of 4b Star players in the workout at Seguin s beautifully appointed Park. To the Delight of skipper Carter and his coaches there were 14 pitchers All rated capable of making the squad. Bulls move big game the july 21 san Alonlo Toros Oklahoma City a rare g 1 e r s football game has been transferred from norths de stadium to Alamo stadium. The decision to move the southwestern professional football league contest was based strictly on economics according to Toros owner Henry Hight who feels the game could draw the largest crowd in toros1 history. Alamo stadium seats More than twice As Many fans As Northside stadium. Tickets for the game will go on Sale monday at the Toros office in the three americas building All Woolwo stores w r i g h t s sporting goods and Sunset Ridge men s Wear. . All stars slated the first workout of the san Antonio All Star Amateur baseball squad from which will be chosen the team to oppose the South Texas All stars in the annual game at Keefe Field july 31, will be held next wednesday at e. A s t e v e n s Field Trinity Jenl Versley. Manager Art Vellman and his coaches will Start signing up players who have not attained the age of 20 at 5 . And practice will Jurt immediately afterwards. P 1 a y e r s need bring Only their playing logs shoes and gloves. The sponsoring rambling wrecks Supply other equipment. Workouts will continue through Friday there will be a skip through saturday and sunday and then the drills will be held Dally july 23 through 27. Veltman manager of the san Antonio team since the game was originated 20 years ago has a picked Crew of coaches that include Alex de la Garza Bill Dolan Elmer Kosub Houston Wheeler Winnie Chapa and Bob veil Man. Del Baker will serve in an advisory capacity. Stage 6camp9 heralded rookies William Bird Averill and Richie the mad bomber Fuqua in addition to several other prospects will participate in the san Antonio spurs pre season Camp july 25-28 at the Blossom athletic Center gymnasium. Rookies free agents and possibly some of the spurs veterans will take a part in the Camp according to spurs general manager Jack Ankerson. The first session of the Camp will be held from 7 to 9 . Wednesday july 25. Workouts will continue thursday july 26, and Fri Day july 27, from 10 . Until 12 noon and from 7 to 9 . And will conclude saturday july 28, with drills from 10 . Until 12 noon. The Public will be admit led free to the evening ses Sions on 26th and 27lh and the single session on the 28lh. Coach Tom Nissalke will put the participants through game Type s i t u a tons in order to get a look at each hopeful. A v e r i 11 was the first Rookie to sign with the spurs and Fuqua the Sec Ond and last to this time. Averitt who attended Pepperdine University led the National in scoring with a 33.4 average last season. Fuqua was an. Ail Amerl can selection at Oral Rob erts University and is one of Only three major College players to score More than Points in a career. A Complete roster of Camp participants will be released within the week. Oilers open doors to vets monday Kerrville a Houston Oiler head coach Bill Peterson greets the rest of his veterans at their Shreiner Institute training site men Day Many of them for the first time. In addition to Large group of incoming rookies new Gen e r a 1 manager Sid Gillman kept Busy making at least 19 player trades before Camp started. Among the new arrivals Are Center Bill Curry obtained in a Trade from Balti More new Orleans Quarter backed Hargel new Orle ans tight end Dave Parks. Hargett a former Texas standout came to the Oiler in an off season Trade with the saints that sent defensive tackle Ron Billingsley and quarterback Kent to the saints. Still missing from Oiler workouts which got under Way when rookies reported last monday Are three draftees who Are playing for the College All stars against the world champions Miami dolphins. They include no. 1 draft Choice John Matuszak hous ton s second first round Choice George Amundson of Iowa state and eighth round draft Choice Joe Blahak from Nebraska. Marcel retains Feather Crown Panama City up Ernesto Marcel of Panama retained his world boxing association v e r s i o n of the world featherweight boxing title saturday night when his challenger Antonio Gomez of Venezuela failed to come out of his Comer for the 12th round. The bout which had been scheduled to go 15 rounds was officially scored As an Lith round technical Knock out. Gomez a former Aba Champion in the division had been taking vicious punish ment when he threw in the Towel. The rival world boxing Council recognizes Eder Jofre of Brazil As the world featherweight Champion. Pony league two piayoff3 Alamo Helms 8, Varod Lari Terrace 0 Palm a Gaumot 3 sunday s Khe Dule .-Wood Lawn Terrace of Gata Wiy. 8 Edgewood at nor Fleit. Lih orge Pasterchick Cooch of the san Antonio Toros registers his pleasure in a Universal sports gesture As his bulls Cream Phoenix. Toros smash Phoenix by 43-7 continued from Page 1-e the one by Montgomery and managed Only one other completion in the 18 times he passed. Luz starts the Toros Points came on a one Yard Nin by Quarter Back Luz Pedraza runs one and three Yards by Royce Johnson a 24-Yard pass from Pedraza to Don Burrell a 59-Yard punt return by Curley Waters and yield goals of 36 and 21 Yards by Ken Cooper ked for Cooper kicked four extra Points and Bob Magee passed to Burrell for two More. Wesley Williams a product of Highlands High s c h o o 1, scored the Only Phoenix touchdown from the 2 with 17 seconds to play in the con t e s t. Williams touchdown came just after Spagnola s second pass completion of the game a 24-Yard toss to Larry Reed. Juan Cruz kicked the extra Point. Punting Battle the two teams spent the first Quarter punting the Ball Back and Forth to one another on three consecutive series of Downs before the Toros got started. The recovery of a Blazer Fumble by Williams Hines got san Antonio rolling and the Toros did not Slop until they had a 32-0 half time advantage. All 32 Points came in the second Quarter to set a Toro record. Cooper s 21-Yard Field goal on the Toros first Possession of the third Quarter increased the score to 35-0 As coach George Pasterchick began to Resl Iii players. Jan Antonio missed another scoring Opportunity in the third period when Jim Kelson of Phoenix intercepted a pass from no. 2 quarterback Jim Duncan at the Blazer 5 and returned it to the Phoenix 43. Kelson s heroics killed the Toros threat after Johnny Moore had recovered a Fum ble at the Blazer 9 to put them in excellent position. Waiters romps a tiers tallied the final Toro touchdown with his 59 Yard punt return with eight minutes 54 seconds t play. He gathered in the Ball at the san Antonio 41 and sprinted Down the right sideline. A Clearing Block by Bill Keres Lury at the Phoenix 20 paved the Way. The Phoenix touchdown drive covered 46 Yards and began after linebacker Mike Artozqui. The Only Blazer to do anything on defense Worth mentioning stopped san an Tonio s Roy Myers for a 13 Yard loss when the Toros gambled on fourth and three at the Phoenix 41. Myers impresses Myers who signed with the Toros saturday morning after Cut by the Houston Oil ers was impressive in five rushes in which he gained 33 Yards before the big loss. Spangnola s six Yard pass to Chaney was followed by a 15-Yard personal foul penalty against the Toros that put the Ball on the 26. Spagnola then passed to Reed who was pushed out of Bounds at the 2 by Alfredo Avila to temporarily postpone the Phoenix touchdown. Williams scored on the next play. Old Toros again the Toros who were unimpressive in earlier victories Over Denver and los Ange Les looked like san Antonio teams of other seasons in the second Quarter. The Toros exploded for 32 Points while the blazers seemed to be in a Daze. Pedraza scored the first touchdown with a one Yard quarterback s n e a k on the first play of the period. The first of Ken Cooper s four extra Points of the period made the score 7-0. Pedraza s touchdown ended a 51-Yard, t e n a 1 a y drive which began after William Hines recovered a Fumble by Phoenix quarterback Joe Spagnola. First of three the recovery by Hines was the first of three fumbles lost by the blazers in the Quarter. The second one occurred on the first play from scrim a g e following Pedraza s touchdown. The Toros Johnny Mala caught running Back Charles Chaney in a Blitz knocked the Ball Loose and fell on it at the blazers 9. Three plays Laler Royce Johnson scored from the 1. Cooper again converted to make the score 14-0 with remaining. Phoenix which proved ineffective in both passing and Rushing in the first half was unable to move the Ball on its next Possession and Tom Al Temus punted for the fourth time to set up an interesting Chain of events. Pedraza passed to Bob Magee but John Mason of Phoenix intercepted and re turned the Ball 33 Yards to the san Antonio 35. Spagnola went Back to pass on the next play Mala intercepted and raced 28 Yards to the Phoenix 24. Burrell scores Pedraza then passed to Don Burrell who was All alone in the end zone for the Toros third touchdown. Phoenix was again unable to get things going on offence and Altemus punted 48 Yards to the Toros j. V. Stokes who took the Ball at the Toros 20 and resumed it 43 Yards to the Phoenix 34. Three plays netted five Yards and Cooper then kicked his 36-Yard Field goal from the 36, which under league rules was Good for four Points and a 25-0 san Antonio Lead with left in the half. The Toros got the Ball Back following the 36-Yard punt by Altemus Only to lose it when Mason intercepted another pass by Pedraza at the Phoe Nix 17. Toros swipe again As before however Spag Nola was intercepted by Mike Montgomery who reeled off a 23-Yard return to the Phoe Nix 9. Johnson scored his Sec Ond touchdown from the 3 on the third play after the interception and Cooper added the extra Point to Complete the scoring with 23 seconds left. Spagnola who entered the game with a completion percentage of 61 per cent for the e i a z e r s first four games failed to Complete any of the 12 he threw in the first half. Pm milk 000 Tori of 3 1, run Cooper Al Cal. 1, run Coooer 4, pc Draia Cooper 14, held tool. 3, run Cooper 21, Field Oral. Punt return. Bur Rell pass trom 2, run Cruz statistics a Hoenjr Tom first Downs Rushing yardage passing yardage return yardage passes punts fumbles lost Yards penalized 12 16-w 3j-1w 88 129 62 vj1 7.34.4 11-27-3 4-ios 3-33 w7 eyes japanese Winston Salem . Up Wake Forest univer sity athletic director or. Gene Hooks said saturday the Deacon football squad will play two games in Japan in january providing the National collegiate athletic association gives its approval. Custom Woodi hupa in a Ulicni club Covert Carbon Graphite i Ivy Relt Niehing equipment new t
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