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Arnold Palmer's
70-143 creates
4-way Open tie

MAMARONECK, N. Y. U - Arnold
Palmer, calling on the half-remembered
magic that once was his alone, charged
out of the past with a 70 and shouldered
his way into a share of the second-round
lead yesterday in the 74th United States
Open Golf Championship.
The 44-year-old Palmer, trailed by a
massive gallery of the still-faithful army,
put together a two-round total of 143,
three over par for two trips through the
trees, traps, trouble and subtle terror
that make up the 6,961-yard Winged
Foot Golf Club course.
"I'm not interested in what is leading
the golf tournament today," he said.
"I'm interested in the end of the tourna-
ment. It was not my goal to lead at the
end of 36 holes.
"I just wanted to be in the right po-
The right position turned out to be a
tie for the top spot with gritty little Gary
Player of South Africa, the first-round
leader, Hale Irwin and former PGA
champion Ray Floyd.
PLAYER, the Masters champion who
has his sights set on a one-year sweep
of all the game's major titles, had to
mount an incredible rally-birdies on
four of his last eight holes - to retain
a share of the top spot after blowing six
strokes to par on the first six holes he
He finished with a 73.
Irwin, whose seven-year pro career
has shown steady improvement, match-

ed par 70 despite a. poor finish while
Floyd had to chip in three times for a
wildly erratic 71.
A pair of youngsters, Tom Kite and
Tom Watson - each 24, each in his sec-
ond year on the pro tour and each seek-
ing his first professional victory - were
just one shot back halfway through this,
the most prestigious of all the world's
golf championships. Kite had a 70 and
Watson a 71.
But, while Palmer and Player remain-
ed among the leaders, some of the
game's other big guns fired and fell
DEFENDING champion Johnny Miller
took a horrendous, quadruple-bogey sev-
en in the par-three seventh hole-it took
him four strokes to get out of a bunker
-had a 75, a 151 total and wrote him-
self out of title contention.
"I'll be yukking it up the next two
rounds, just having fun," said Miller,
the sensation of the pro tour with five
victories already this season.
Jack Nicklaus struggled to a 74-149,
nine shots over par and six behind.
"I didn't play particularly well, but
if I'd putted at all, I'd have had a de-
cent round," said Nicklaus, holder of a
record 14 major titles and a pre-tourney
favorite for this one.
"I had it in position enough. I had it
close enough. But if you're going to
score, you've got to get something in the
hole. I didn't."

Elated Arnie sinks another


Royal home


Sports of The Daily

Reggie paces Star voting
NEW YORK-Outfielder Reggie Jackson and second baseman
Rod Carew were named yesterday as the American League
leaders during the first week of voting for the July 23 All-Star
baseball game.
With a total of 494,539 ballots counted, Jackson of Oakland
had 242,143 votes to lead all A.L. players and Carew of Minnesota
was the runner-up with a total of 212,138.
Al Kaline of Detroit drew 99,148 votes as Jackson's nearest
competitor among the outfielders and Bobby Murcer of New
York received 95,335 in a bid for the other spot available.
The leading challenger to Carew among the second basemen
was Kansas City's Cookie Rojas, a distant threat with just 69,880
Carlton Fisk of Boston pulled in 165,574 votes in the com-
petition for the catching job with Bill Freehan of Detroit getting
Oakland's Bert Campaneris received 135,416 as the top AL
shortstop and Detroit's Ed Brinkman got 83,481 as the runner-up.
Carl Yastrzemski of Boston got 104,445 votes to lead the
ballotting for the first base spot with Dick Allen of Chicago
getting 95,968.
Baltimore's Brooks Robinson was the leading third baseman
with 93,496 votes and Detroit's Aurelio Rodriguez was trailing
with 74,276.
Shumate inks Sun pact
PHOENIX-John Shumate, the 6-9 All-American center from
the University of Notre Dame, has signed a multi-year contract
to play for the National Basketball Association Phoenix Suns.
Diamond dust
Joe Rudi and Ralph Garr are off to great starts in the often
ignored doubles and triple category. The A's Rudi, has stroked
21 doubles already, threatening to become the first A. L. player
to have 50 doubles since George Kell turned the trick in 1950.
Garr of Atlanta, with 9 triples, is a threat to collect 20 triples,
last accomplished by Willie Mays in 1956.

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Special To The Daily
D E T R 0I T - Tiger pitch-
er Lerrin LaGrow made only
two mistakes in his stint on the
mound last night. John May-
berry hit one of them to left
center and Hal McRae hit the
other into the upper deck in
right center,
The pair of back-to-back hom-
ers in the fifth inning gave the
Kansas City Royals a come
from behind victory over the
Detroit Tigers that sent a large
and enthusiastic Polish-Ameri-
can night crowd home disap-
pointed. The homers also gave
Royals starter Steve Busby his
eighth victory of the season,
against six losses.
The Royals drew first blood,
as Cookie Rojas lined a single
to center and was sacrificed to
second. KC slugger Mayberry
was given an intentional pass,
but McRae rewarded Ralph
Houk's strategy by legging out
a double on a short fly ball that
Gary Sutherland could not get
to, and Jim Northrup didn't ap-
pear to want to,
This lead lasted precisely
three minutes as Mickey Stan-
ley led off the Tiger first with
a double to right-center on
Busby's first pitch. Al Kaline
walked, and Willie Horton fol-
lowed with a sharp single that
drove in Stanley and sent Ka-
line to third.
Northrup kept things going by
singling in Kaline, and Bill
Freehan hit a long drive that
leftfielder McRae had to make
a great effort to catch. But
Horton apparently though he
couldn't do it, since he ventured
too far off the bag at second
and could not slide back in time
to beat the throw.
Unfortunately, Horton injur-
ed his knee on the slide. He

Tigers, 4-3
played in pain for three more singled, and George Brett drove
innings before Houk was forced the run home setting the stage
to lift him, depriving the Tigers for the fifth inning explosions.
of the big bat they would need LaGrow, now 5-5, had good
late in the game. stuff and threw hard in the
innings he worked. But young
The Tigers added another pitchers will make mistakes,
rSu the land and Kaline sandby and he made a pair that killed
double by Northrup. Freehan him.
walked to load the bases with Braves hot
one out, but the Tigers could ATLANTA - Henry Aaron
get no more runs home. Busby, slammed a solo home run and
let off the hook, settled down a run-scoring double, and pitch-
and held Detroit in check for er Roric'Harrison drilled-aawo-
the rest of the game. run blast last night, triggering
The Royals got a run back in the sizzling Atlanta Braves to a
the fourth, as McRae was hit 6-1 triumph over the St. Louis
by a pitch, Richie Scheinblum Cardinals.
Maior Leaque Standinqs

W L Pet. GB
Boston 33 25 .569 -
Cleveland 29 2 .505 3%
Milwaukee 2 12 .500 4
Baltimore 29 29 .500 4
Detroit 292 1 .500 4
New York 30 31 .492 4Y2
Oakland 32 27 .542 -
Kansas City 30 28 .517 112
Texas 31 29 .516 1%
Chicago 26 25 .451 3Y2
Minnesota 24 31 .435 6%
California I6 3.4 .433 6 /
Yesterday's Results
Minnesota 5, Cleveland 2
Baltimore 2, Chicago 1
Kansas City 4, Detroit 3
Texas 7, Milwaukee 2
New York at Oakland, inc.
aston at California, inc.
Today's Games
Minnesota (Blyieven 5-I) at Cleve-
land (Johnson 3-2).
Kansas City (Fitzmorris 6-2) at
Detroit (Coleman 6-7), 2:15 p.m.,
New York (Medich 7-4) at Oak-
land (Bloc 5-6).
Chicago Bahnsen 5-7) at Balti-
more (McNally 4-5), night.
Milwaukee (Wright 5-7) at Texas
(J. Brown 5-2), night.
Boston (Lee 7-) at California
(May 0-1), night.

W L Pct. GB
Philadelphia 32 25. 533 -
St. Louis 30 IS .517 1
Montreal 26 27 .491 2
Chicago 24 31 .436 514
New York 23 35 .397 1
Pittsburgh 22 34 .393 8
Los Angeles 43 59 .94 -
Cincinnati 34 24 .516 7
Atlanta 34 26 .567 9
Houston 31 31 .500 12
San Francisco 31 33 .454 13
San Diego 26 40 .394 19
Yesterday's Games
Chicago 10, toston 7
Atlanta 6, St. Louis 1
San Diego 5, Montreal 4
Los Angeles 3, New York 2
Pittsburgh 4, San Francisco 2
Cincinnati 7,Philadelphia 4
Today's Games
Houston (Griffin 7-2) at Chicago
(Frailing 4-5).
Los Angeles (Rau 5-1) at New
York (Stone 2-4), 2:11 p~m., Ch. 4
Philadelphia (Lonborg 7-5) at Cin-
cinnati (Bilingha 64), night.
San Francisco (Caldwell 7-3) at
Pittsburgh (Reuss 5-4), night.
St. Louis (Stiebert 6-3) at Atlanta
(Capra 5-2), night.
San Diego (Grief 2-5) at Mon-
treal (Tores 6-4), night.

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