Wednesday, July 24, 1974
Allen just wants
to win games
(HICAGO OP) - When Dick than any other club. We're
Allen speaks, listen closely. His tough. We can open up and we
naice is as low as his upper eye- can win one-run games."
lids are heavy which earned Allen gets more than his
hits the nickname of "Sleepy" share of criticism. He's been
as a youngster. Then interpret ripped for not going through
his remarks. spring training in the usual
He had just had one of those manner. He gets criticized for
pick Allen games. A homer, not taking batting practice.
two doubles, two runs batted in His replies this season have
and two runs scored for anoth- been his 26 homers, 70 runs
er Chicago White Sox victory. batted in and a current .302
"Gentlemen, what can I batting average. He has a good
tell you?" asked Allen in his chance of bettering his career
most majestic manner. high of 40 home runs hit in
"Nothing special," said the 1966.
Alle whohadhit our ome "Just doing the best I can,"
, Ien who had hit four home sadAe.
rntns in five games. "They're said Allen.
"He's doing better than
.st throwing it where I'm that," said Manager Chuck
swinging' Tanner. "He's having the best
When asked a personal ques- year in his life. He's doing it
tion or one which might pro- all. What more can anyone
sake controversy, Allen re- ask? And I think my program
satads "Nab, got nothin' to say is helping him."
hatr that." Ask him about the Tanner goes along with Al-
White Sox nennant chances, Al- len's spring training routine
li' responds. because "He's never out of
-Yes, we can beat Oakland. shape" and as long as Allen
I' I take some runs. Got to hits he doesn't have to take
ad it nit. We've playel them batting practice.
I esiCs Ip bit we get no help." "I used to practice by the'
What Allen means is the hour and it didn't do me a,
'sx have held their own damn bit of good," said Tan-
a;inst the A's winning three ner.
of seven games but the other Tanner's program for Allen is
eams aren't beating them. rest. He might sit him out of a
"I don't resnect them as day game after a night game
;T h e Baseball Club,"' said and seldom makes him play the
Allen. second game of a doublehead-
It's not that Allen doesn't re- er.
sect the two-time world cham- "When he knows he's not go.
piats. It's just that he's not ing to play the second game
:wed by them and not ready to of a doubleheader, he lets it
concede them the Western Divi- all out in the first game,"
si n title in the American said T a n n e r. "That way
e'sgue. there's no need for him to
Numbers aren't important. pace himself for two games.
getting what you need for Too many people misunder-
,se Sox is what interests me. stand him.
Nt any records." For example, one day when
The meaning is his 26 we were through with batting
home runs to lead b o t h practice I was sitting in my of-
leagues have no bearing on fice and the players were in the
how well he's going. Homers clubhouse. A writer comes in
are important if a homer is and asks me where Allen was.
needed to tie or win the game. I said I didn't know.
A single which wins a game "He walked off thinking Al-
is more important than a len hadn't arrived at the ball-
wasted homer . park yet. You know where he
"We've got 11 games to go was? I found out later he was
with Oakland and that's it," down in the dugout watching
said Allen. "I like our chances the other team take batting
against them right now better practice."
Major League Leaders
Mama's boy arrives late
Chicago White Sox slugger Dick Allen grins at newsmen as he puts on his uniform last night,
after having caused a minor furor by failing to show up until 45 minutes before gametime. He
said he had been visiting his mother.
MAJORS PICKED UP
MEMPHIS P) - The n a m e
of former Tennessee All-Amer-
ican Bobby Majors has been
added to the roster of the Mem-
phis Southmen, Coach J o h ncome
McVay said Monday. Q w y
Based on 225 at Bats.
Payer Club G AB R H Pet.
Carew Min 93 374 56 143 .382
Ystrmski Bsn 91 317 59 105 .331
ttandle Tex 90 296 40 96 .324
orta Chi 75 261 41 84 .322
ttnrgrove Tex 76 233 33 75 .322
tt tackson Oak 86 296 55 94 .318
tsratun Min 81 289 34 91 .315
"santon Cal 66 247 32 77 .312
.Robinson Bal 91 328 25 102 .311
Petrocelli Bsn 81 274 37 85 .310
D. Allen, Chicago, 26; Mayberry,
tansas City, 19; R. Jackson, Oak-
lad, 17; Hendrick, Cleveland, 16;
Briggs, Milwaukee, 16; Burroughs,
t'ayer Club G AB R H Pet.
tarr ALI 98 411 58 149 .363
r. Pgh 87 309 47 102 .330
m Sith StL 86 302 44 97 .321
t'f k StL 87 351 61 111 .316
at Cash Phi 95 394 61 124 .315
- midt Phi 95 318 61 100 .314
ary LA 92 377 55 118 .313
rc' Htn 92 324 54 101 .312
Buckner LA 84 334 43 184 .311
w.Davis Man 89 357 49 11o .308
wynn, Los Angeles, 21; Schmidt,
Philadelphia, 19; Cedeno, Houston,
19; Bench, Cincinnati, 17; L. May,
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