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VOL. 2, No. 105 SUNDAY, JULY 18, 1971 TEN CENTS

Dodgers Rookie Hits the Ground Major League Standings

Winning, Tops Braves to go 4-0
Baltimore 59 31 .656 --- New York 59 30 .663 ---
New York 57 34 .626 2½ Pittsburgh 52 39 .571 8
ATLANTA — It took Doyle Alexander just and four San Diego hurlers combined on a five- Detroit 43 47 .478 16 Philadelphia 51 41 .554 9½
four major league starts to do what only one hitter as the Padres stunned the Pirates. Boston 42 48 .467 17 St. Louis 45 47 .489 15½
Washington 37 52 .416 21½ Chicago 44 48 .478 16½
other Dodgers pitcher has ever accomplished. Bucs starter Dock Ellis was working on a 1-0
Cleveland 38 55 .409 22½ Montreal 34 58 .370 26½
Namely: Win the first four starts of his big shutout after eight innings. The Friars’ Nate Col-
league career. bert singled to lead off the ninth, and two batters A.L. WEST W L PCT. GB N.L. WEST W L PCT. GB
Alexander, a 20-year-old right-hander from later Brown turned the game around. Oakland 59 31 .656 --- San Francisco 55 38 .591 ---
Cordova, Ala., held the Al Severinsen (2-3), the third Padres pitcher, Milwaukee 43 46 .483 15½ Los Angeles 51 42 .548 4
Braves to two runs (both un- worked an inning of shutout ball to earn the win. Minnesota 43 47 .478 16 Houston 49 41 .544 4½
earned) Saturday, hurling the Bill Laxton held the Pirates scoreless in the bot- California 45 50 .474 16½ Cincinnati 45 50 .474 11
Dodgers to their fifth consec- tom of the ninth to earn his second save. Chicago 39 49 .443 19 Atlanta 37 58 .389 19
Kansas City 36 51 .414 21½ San Diego 32 62 .340 23½
utive victory, 5-2. Ellis (10-7) tossed a six-hitter, fanning seven
It marked Alexander’s in losing for the third time in four starts.
Saturday’s American League Results Saturday’s National League Results
fourth consecutive victory Giants 4, Reds 1
Milwaukee 7, Boston 3, Gm. 1 San Diego 2, Pittsburgh 1
Doyle Alexander since his call-up from Spo- CINCINNATI — Juan Marichal came within Boston 7, Milwaukee 6, Gm. 2 St. Louis 8, Montreal 2
kane in late June — two complete-game efforts one out of a four-hitter and left fielder Ken Hen- New York 4, Chicago 0 Philadelphia 8, Chicago 6
against the Padres, a win over the Cubs and derson scored twice and swatted a two-run home Washington 6, Minnesota 3 Los Angeles 5, Atlanta 2
Saturday’s strong outing. run as the Giants beat the Reds for the ninth time Oakland 7, Detroit 3 New York 5, Houston 2
Only Clem Labine, in 1951, broke from the in as many meetings this season. Cleveland 7, Kansas City 2 San Francisco 4, Cincinnati 1
California 3, Baltimore 2 (10 innings)
gates at 4-0 for the Dodgers. The likes of Sandy Marichal (10-9) went 8 2/3 innings, striking
Koufax, Don Drysdale, Dazzy Vance, Brick- out seven. Staked to a 2-0 lead after 4½ innings, Today’s Probable Starting Pitchers Today’s Probable Starting Pitchers
yard Kennedy and Burleigh Grimes could only he allowed just one run, on Tony Perez’s solo All times local All times local
Chicago (Bradley 7-11 and Wood 8-6) at New York Los Angeles (Downing 9-8 and Singer 8-6) at Pitts-
wonder what it was like to win their first four shot in the fifth. Henderson’s two-run homer
(Peterson 10-1 and Kekich 7-4), 2, 1 p.m. burgh (Kison 0-2 and Walker 9-5), 2, 1:05 p.m.
big league starts. increased the Giants’ lead to 4-1. Milwaukee (Slaton 3-5) at Boston (Peters 8-8), 1 San Diego (Kirby 7-7 and Phoebus 4-13) at Cincin-
The Dodgers trailed 2-1 after three innings. Jerry Johnson got the final out to secure his p.m. nati (Simpson 3-5 and Grimsley 2-4), 2, 1:15 p.m.
Richie Allen’s two-run homer in the top of the major league-leading 11th save. Reds starter Jim Minnesota (Luebber 0-5) at Washington (Gogo- San Francisco (Stone 6-5 and Carrithers 3-0) at
fourth inning off Braves’ starter George Stone McGlothlin allowed two runs in seven innings lewski 6-3), 1:30 p.m. Atlanta (Nash 2-8 and Kelley 3-1), 2, 1:35 p.m.
(5-6) gave L.A. the lead for good. and fell to 9-5. Detroit (Gilbreath 1-0 and Niekro 5-6) at Kansas Montreal (McGinn 0-3) at Chicago (Pappas 6-7),
City (Butler 1-1 and Splittorff 4-2), 2, 1:30 p.m. 1:15 p.m.
In the Dodgers’ three-game sweep of Atlan- Cardinals 8, Expos 2
Baltimore (Jackson 5-3) at Oakland (Odom 4-3), New York (Matlack 0-0) at St. Louis (Santorini 3-
ta, Allen batted .500, hit three homers and ST. LOUIS — Resurgent Bob Gibson fired 1:30 p.m. 3), 1:15 p.m.
drove in 12 runs. his fourth consecutive complete-game victory as Cleveland (Foster 5-4) at California (May 3-7), 2 Philadelphia (Lersch 5-7 and Reynolds 6-3) at Hou-
Dodgers’ fireman Jim Brewer relieved Alex- N.L., Page 2 p.m. ston (Blasingame 8-4 and Wilson 8-5), 2, 1:30 p.m.
ander in the ninth inning and earned his ninth
save in nine opportunities.
Alexander has a ways to go to reach the ma- Smith Upstages Yaz (Again) With 2 HRs in Twin Bill Split
jor league record for winning starts at the be- three runs in seven innings.
BOSTON — It has been the question of the Skip Lockwood (11-4). Rookie Rob Ellis hit
ginning of a career — Mordecai (Three-Finger) year, all year, at the Fens: his first career home run, a grand slam, and Angels 3, Orioles 2
Brown of the Cubs won 11 straight starts in What’s wrong with Yaz? reliever Ken Sanders earned his eighth save. BALTIMORE — Ben Berry’s fielder’s
1908 before losing. A .329 hitter last season, Red Sox left fielder Boston’s Jim Lonborg (2-6) was the loser. choice scored Chico Ruiz with the winning run
Mets 5, Astros 2 Carl Yastrzemski is poking along at .277. Smith’s game-ending homer in the nightcap in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Angels
HOUSTON — Tom Seaver won his 14th Last season, for the third time in four years, made a winner of BoSox fireman Sparky Lyle snapped the Orioles’ seven-game win streak.
game, lowering his ERA to a major league best Yaz belted 40 home runs and had 100 RBI. This (2-0) who threw one shutout inning. Sanders (1 Lloyd Allen, the last of four Halos hurlers,
of 1.51, and Cleon Jones had three hits to boost season he is on pace for 16 and 56. -2) took the loss. turned in three scoreless innings and improved
his hit streak to 19 games as the Mets trimmed One difference? Red-hot Reggie Smith, the Yankees 4, White Sox 0 to 4-1. Baltimore reliever Eddie Watt (0-2) took
the Astros for their fourth consecutive victory. third batter in the order, simply isn’t leaving NEW YORK — Steve Kline twirled his the loss. Birds outfielder Merv Rettenmund
New York took an early lead on Jones’ two- much for Yaz to clean up. third shutout and Bobby Murcer walloped his went 4-for-5 and assumed the A.L. batting lead.
run double in the top of the first off Houston Example: Friday night in the second game of 16th home run as the Yankees blanked the A’s 7, Tigers 3
starter Larry Dierker. The Mets scored twice a doubleheader, Smith’s three-run homer ignited White Sox. OAKLAND — Catfish Hunter went the dis-
more in the fourth and once in the sixth. Seaver a five-run rally in the first inning. In the bottom Kline (10-5) scattered six hits and walked tance on a six-hitter and joined teammate Vida
(14-4) held the Astros to two unearned runs. of the ninth, Smith’s solo blast gave the Red Sox only one in notching his first win since June 11. Blue as the A.L.’s only 14-game winners as the
Dierker (8-6) allowed five runs in six in- a 7-6 victory over Milwaukee. Murcer scored the first run of the game in A’s trimmed Detroit.
nings. He is 0-1 in his past four starts. Smith’s 28 home runs are tied for the Ameri- the fourth inning and homered in the eighth. A three-run homer by Rick Monday and a
Padres 2, Pirates 1 can League lead. His 71 RBI lead the loop. Ron Blomberg launched a two-run shot for the two-run double by Larry Brown staked Hunter
PITTSBURGH — Ollie Brown blasted a go- The Red Sox and Brewers split the twin bill, Pinstripers. (14-4) to a 5-0 lead in the second inning. Tigers
ahead home run in the top of the ninth inning with Milwaukee winning the opener 7-3 behind White Sox starter Joe Horlen (4-4) allowed A.L., Page 2

Around Baseball Major League Leaders Wynn, Skipper Quarrel
In Houston Clubhouse
To Fill in For Fregosi Rettenmund, Bal.

Carew, Min.
Jones, N.Y.
Sanguillen, Pit.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros general
manager H.B. (Spec) Richardson indicated Sat-
ANAHEIM — The Angels said on Saturday
Murcer, N.Y. 88 335 66 115 .343 Stargell, Pit. 84 284 86 101 .356 urday he was taking no action on a clubhouse
that they have recalled shortstop Bruce Chris-
Cater, N.Y. 83 285 31 97 .340 Brock, St.L 89 371 67 129 .348 shouting, cursing match between manager Har-
tensen from their Salt Lake Angels farm club.
ry Walker and outfielder Jimmy Wynn.
Christensen will report to the parent Angels Tovar, Min. 90 376 64 127 .338 Pepitone, Chi. 74 290 42 99 .341
“I have the report, but Harry Walker is in
on Sunday night and will probably stay with the Blair, Bal. 78 321 52 106 .330 Oliver, Pit. 83 302 46 103 .341
charge of running the club-
major league team until injured shortstop Jim White, N.Y. 83 296 61 97 .328 Alou, St.L 86 362 60 123 .340 house,” Richardson said. “I
Fregosi returns to action. Fregosi is on the disa-
Oliva, Min. 75 283 41 91 .322 Beckert, Chi. 88 371 51 126 .340 have nothing to add.”
bled list with a foot injury.
F.Robinson, Bal. 76 279 57 89 .319 Torre, St.L 92 353 54 117 .331 A Houston Chronicle sports
AKRON, Ohio — Ken Harrelson, former
writer said Wynn threatened
Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox baseball Epstein, Oak. 80 255 47 81 .318 Garr, Atl. 94 394 62 128 .325
to whip the writer if anything
player, is to debut as a pro golfer in the $20,000 HR: Cash (Det.) 28; Smith (Bos.) 28; Nettles HR: Stargell (Pit.) 41; May (Cin.) 29; Aaron
about the incident appeared in
Little American Golf Classic at the Firestone (Cle.) 25; Melton (Chi.) 23; Petrocelli (Bos.) 22. (Atl.) 27; Robertson (Pit.) 23; 4 tied with 20.
the newspaper. The Chronicle Jimmy Wynn
Country Club here Aug. 2-4. RBI: Smith (Bos.) 71; Nettles (Cle.) 69; Bando RBI: Stargell (Pit.) 86; Aaron (Atl.) 77; May carried the story on the front page of its Satur-
Harrelson, who retired from the Indians in (Oak.) 66; Murcer (N.Y.) 66; Petrocelli (Bos.) (Cin.) 70; Torre (St.L) 66; Davis (L.A.) 62.
day edition by-lined by the writer, John Wilson.
June and said he wanted to be a touring pro 63. Wins: Blass (Pit.) 14-3; Seaver (N.Y.) 14-4; The incident resulted from Wynn’s action in
golfer, will compete in a field of 100 for a top Wins: Blue (Oak.) 14-3; Hunter (Oak.) 14-4; Holtzman (Chi.) 13-4; Sutton (L.A.) 13-6; Nolan Friday night’s game in which the Astros lost to
prize of $4,000. Kaat (Min.) 13-4; Dobson (Bal.) 13-5; Coleman (Cin.) 12-9. the New York Mets 6-1.
SAN DIEGO — Padres manager Preston (Det.) 12-4. Strikeouts: Seaver (N.Y.) 190; Stoneman Wynn swung at a 3-0 pitch against orders.
Gomez will undergo a hernia operation Mon- Strikeouts: Blue (Oak.) 219; Lolich (Det.) (Mon.) 144; Sutton (L.A.) 141; Jenkins (Chi.) Wilson said Walker called Wynn into his office
day, a spokesman for the club said Saturday. 152; Coleman (Det.) 148; Blyleven (Min.) 136; 139; Kirby (S.D.) 124. after the game. A short time later, Wilson said,
Gomez, 48, said he would enter El Cajon McDowell (Cle.) 127. ERA: Seaver (N.Y.) 1.51; Wilson (Hou.) 2.51; Wynn came out angry and cursing. Walker fol-
Valley Hospital on Sunday. He is expected to ERA: Fingers (Oak.) 1.86; Blue (Oak.) 1.95; Walker (Pit.) 2.52; Blass (Pit.) 2.61; Sutton (L.A.) lowed him into the main clubhouse room and
be in the hospital two or three days. Wood (Chi.) 2.14; Wright (Cal.), 2.63; Siebert 2.61. began shouting.
Bob Skinner, the Padres third base coach will (Bos.) 2.73. “I’m not going to take that stuff off you or
remain in charge on the current road trip. ASTROS Page 2
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National League Boxscores
Who’s Hot - Jones, N.Y.: Batting .392 with 21 RBI during 19-game hit streak
Who’s Not - Versalles, Atl.: Hitless in 14 at-bats since July 6
Pitching Swell - Gibson, St.L: 4-0, 0.50 ERA, 4 CG in past 4 starts
Not So Well - Dierker, Hou.: 0-1, 5.68 ERA in past 3 starts

American League Boxscores
Who’s Hot - Rettenmund, Bal.: .483 average in 7 games since July 9
Who’s Not - Hansen, N.Y.: Hitless in 14 at-bats since July 1
Pitching Swell - Hunter, Oak.: 6-1, 2.87 ERA in 7 starts since June 18
Not So Well - Parsons, Mil.: 1-1, 6.08 ERA, in 5 starts since June 25

Astros guys are going to have to learn
to play as a team someday. I
From Page 1
called him in and tried to talk
anyone else,” Walker shouted. to him and he said, ‘You’ve
“Why can’t you shut up,” got to let me hit. I had him
Wynn said. Wilson said Wynn (Ryan) in the hole.’ He would-
began throwing objects toward n’t listen and blew up when I
a trash can that was between tried to talk to him.”
him and the manager. Wynn, who was fined $100
Wilson said Wynn then by Walker, didn’t comment on
threatened the writer if any- the incident.
thing about the incident ap- Gil Hodges, New York
peared in the newspaper. manager, said he was sur-
“Then I’ll beat the prised at Wynn’s swinging at
(expletive) out of you if you the 3-0 pitch in that situation.
ever come back into this club- “Ryan was throwing the
house,” Wilson quoted Wynn ball all over the place — up,
N.L. Phillies 8, Cubs 6
as saying. down, inside, outside,” Hodg-
From Page 1 CHICAGO — Pinch-hitter
Wilson, who was has been es said. “You wondered if he
Ron Stone broke a 5-5 tie with
the Cardinals eased past the covering the Astros for many had ever pitched before. I
a two-run triple in the top of
Expos. years, assured Wynn he would thought somebody on the
the eighth inning and the Phil-
Joe Torre broke a scoreless be back in the clubhouse. bench was going to grab and
lies went on to down the Cubs
tie with a two-run triple in the “I’m tired of bending over strangle Wynn — I mean the
in a see-saw contest.
bottom of the third for St. Lou- backwards and being the fall way he’s been hitting and the
The Phils led 3-0 after the guy,” Walker said later. “These way Ryan was pitching.”
is. He later scored for a 3-0
lead. top of the first inning. They
Ted Simmons laced a two- fell behind 5-3 after three in- A.L. Denny Riddleberger (6-2)
earned the win.
run single and Jose Cruz added nings, and tied the game in the From Page 1
top of the seventh. starter Joe Coleman was chased Indians 7, Royals 2
a two-run double in a five-run KANSAS CITY — Roy
Stone struck his decisive after five innings, having al-
rally in the fourth. Foster broke open a tight
blow off Chicago fireman Phil lowed seven runs.
Gibson (9-6) has allowed game with a two-run double in
Regan, pitching in relief of Senators 6, Twins 3
two earned runs in his past 36 a four-run ninth inning as the
innings. Montreal’s Ernie Bill Hands (6-13), who saw
Paul Casanova hit a game-tying Indians subdued the Royals.
McAnally was roughed up for his personal three-game win
two-run single and scored the Tribe starter Mike Lamb (7-
seven runs in 3 2/3 frames. He streak snapped.
go-ahead run on a balk in the 3) allowed one run in seven
saw his record drop to 6-4. Darrell Brandon, the second bottom of the sixth inning as innings. Reliever Ed Farmer
of four Phillies hurlers, the Nats topped the Twins. was the beneficiary of the four
chucked two scoreless innings Minnesota starter Jim Kaat -run uprising, notching his
and boosted his record to 4-4. (13-4) held a 3-0 lead after 5½ second save.
Philly reliever Bill Wilson innings before the Senators Royals starting pitcher
allowed one run in one inning rally. He allowed four runs in Mike Hedlund (5-9) allowed
to earn his first save. five innings. Senators reliever three runs in six innings.