Thursday, June 21, 1973
THE SUMMER DAILY
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SAN DIEGO (A) - "I think
there's a feeling, pretty perva-
sive, on the team that this sea-
son doesn't count too much,"
says pitcher Bill Grief of the
San Diego Padres.
The Padres were reeling be-
fore the May 27 announcement
that they'd been sold to a Wash-
ington, D.C., group, and the mid-
season deal appears to have been
the knockout blow.
After Tuesday night's game
they had lost ten straight gahes,
I5 orf 19 since word of the
sale, and had a 20-46 record,
worst in the major leagues as
well as the history of the fran-
Most of the losses haven't even
been close. Only two of the last
15 have been by one run. The
Padres have scored more than
four runs in only one game since
May 14, and only Greif among
the starters has pitched respect-
ably despite his 4-8 record.
"We're not playing well to-
gether, we're not playing well
individually. We're not playing
well at all," he said. "We're
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not having much fun . . . you
just don't enjoy being around
each other because there's so
much of an association with los-
The season has been even more
of a nightmare for Manager Don
Zimmer, who predicted in April
that the Padres were capable of
a .500 record.
As the team faltered in early
May, reports of dissension and
noncommunication between some
non-communication between some
players, manager and coaches
started to surface.
Since May 27, Zimmer has had
to endure repeated public pre-
dictions of his departure next
year, most recently on national
television from Monte Irvin, an
aide to Commissioner Bowie
"I don't think it's fair," Zim-
mer said. "I'm dangling from a
noose, gasping for breath. I'm
Players like catcher Fred Ken-
dall and outfielder Clarence Gas-
ton, both having good seaions,
have a bit more security. dUt
they share the uncertainty tv.
"We don't know who our 'wn-
er is, what we're doing, where
we're going," said Kendall. "You
got to keep playing because you
got to make a living, and wat-
"We don't go out there to lase.
We're trying. Everybody Seems
to be doing his best .. . we'd fall
behind real quick, we'd make as
error, it would lead to three, four
runs. We're in a big rut."
"I think it's taken our minis
off baseball," said Gaston.
"Everything's gone bad all at
once . . . you can't worry about
the team moving or this or that.
You just got to go out and do
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Willie Davis round third after sky-
ing his 2000 hit in the majors. Davis
did it with a flourish a home run.
Davis wasn't the only player to
reach the coveted 200 mark Tues-
day night. Pete Rose, the fiery
Cincinnati outfielder, achieved the
mark against San Francisco.
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If you don't believe that the Giants go into a June swoon,
try this for size. The National League West squad has lost 9 of
its last 11 ball games and fallen 2%12 games behind the front-
running Los Angeles Dodgers . . . The Chicago White Sox not
only got back on the winning track yesterday, they became the
first team in the American League to bat a pitcher. Cy Acosta,
who batted so that DH Tony Muser could replace Dick Allen at
first, fanned . . . Dave Winfield made his professional debut
with the San Diego Padres Tuesday night and singled crisply.
LONDON-The Wimbledon Tennis Tournament began falling
apart yesterday as a large group of militant men stars pulled
out in sympathy with Nikki Pilic, the suspended Yugoslav. And
even the women threatened to join the boycott.
By evening 33 men had signed forms withdrawing from next
week's championships in response to a strike call by the Asso-
ciation of Tennis Professionals. Stan Smith, reigning Wimbledon
champion from Pasadena, Calif., was among them.
Some 40 more were expected to follow.
Billie Jean King, reigning Wimbledon women's champion,
called a meeting of all women players with the idea of uniting
and demanding a bigger share of the prize money-because they
think they will now be the big attractions of the tournament.
The lovely couple
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN-Chuckling all through the
ceremony, Avery Brundage, 85, married Princess Mariann Reuss,
37, in Alpine Bavaria yesterday.
The bride wore a white woolen suit with a pearl necklace
and carried a bouquet of lilies of the valley. The bridegroom
wore a dark single-breasted suit with a sprig of myrtle at the
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