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SENIOR CIRCUIT'S SEVENTH STRAIGHT
Wild pitch gives NL win
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Steve Garvey
ripped a game-tying, two-run single
and then tripled and scored the winning
run as the National League came from
behind for a 7-3 victory over the
Americans in the 49th All-Star baseball
game last night.
It was the seventh consecutive vic-
tory for the NL, which has won 15 of the
last 16 contests against the Americans
and now holds a 30-18-1 edge in this
Then Gossage, working to Dave Con-
cepcion, uncorked, his wild pitch,
allowing Garvey to score. Suddenly, the
tight game came apart at the seams for
the AL stars, who were battling to over-
come anAll-Star jinx that has hounded
them for the past two decades.
Concepcion walked and hometown
hero Dave Winfield of the San Diego
Padres singled to left. Chicago's Chet
Lemon booted the ball for an error,
giving the NL runners at second and
Garvey opened the eighth inning with Bob Boone of Philadelphia, playing
his triple against reliever Rich BbBoeo hldlha lyn
Gossage e against e Rich for the NL All-Stars exactly 20 years af-
Gosg, a huge drive against the right tehidaplydnoefrteAL
field fence that missed being a home ter his dad played in one for the AL,
fielnc hat ie heig a followed with a two-run single and it
run hy perhaps five feet. was 6-3.
Ex-Presi e nt Ford
awe-strikes 'em out
VIDA BLUE MAY be smiling here, but his facial expression changed as yester-
day's events wore on. Here he is clowning around in the early afternoon, and last
night the American League hitters bopped Blue for three quick runs in the first in-
ning for an early lead. In all, Blue was tagged for five hits with three of them going
for extra bases, including two back-to-back triples by Rod Carew.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Like a star-
struck kid waiting to see-their favorite
ballplayer, baseball's stars lined up for
a handshake from former President
Gerald R. Ford before the start of last
night's All-Star Game.
The ever-ebullient Tom Lasorda,
CELTIC GM MAY NOT STAY
By The Associated Press
BOSTON - Now it's Red Auerbach's beholder. I want to talk to him about close to his home (Providence) will be
rn to keep new Boston Celtics owner it." the best thing for him.
hn Y. Brown in the dark. Brown called a news conference at Other members of the Celtics front
FOrmer owners of the Buffalo Boston Garden yesterday but Auer- office also waited to meet with Brown
bach's plans were not announced. The today to discuss their status,
former Celtics coach said Brown's offer Jeff Cohen, the team's assistant
deals with front office control as well as general manager, said the staff expects
money. to stay but had not yet met with Brown.
Auerbach also says he's had a variety Boston finished with its worst record
of job offers from other sources. He won in history last season - 32-50 - and
nine NBA titlesas coach of the Celtics missed the playoffs. But Auerbach
from 1950-66 and was front office chief recently negotiated new contracts for
for the last four Boston championships. Coach Tom Sanders and assistant K. C.
The Celtics' general manager was in Jones, both former Celtic players.
manager of the National League All-
Stars, introduced the former President
to his players, cracking jokes all the
THE BALLPLAYERS, who moments
before were being hounded by
screaming kids begging autographs,
themselves waited sheepishly in line for
their chance to meet Ford.
"Hello, Mr. President, it's nice to see
you, sir," said Philadelphia outfielder
Greg Luzinski. "You know, this is the
wrong sport. It should be football."
Ford, a former University of
Michigan football center, hugged
Luzinski, who was then ushered away
to make room for the next player.
BUT LOS ANGELES Dodgers second
baseman Davey Lopes was clearly non-
plussed by the visit.
Lopes, covered with sweat as he did
leg stretching exercises in the center of
the clubhouse floor, looked over his
shoulder to see Ford bending down to
shake his hand.
When Ford left, Lopes was asked if he
had ever met a President before.
"Hell, no," he said. "I don't go to the
White House every week, you know."
Braves, Brown and silent partner
Harry Mangurian, swapped National
Basketball Association teams last week
with Irv Levin, who is moving the Buf-
falo franchise to San Diego.
Brown and. Levin then unveiled a
multi-player deal without consulting
Auerbach, the Celtics' president and
Auerbach said Monday he's not ready
to tell Brown if he'll stay on after his
contract expires Aug. 1, although the
twohavediscussed anew contract.
"Ive received what's been described
the midst of a rebuilding plan when
Levin and Brown made their deal.
The controversial trade sent Kermit
Washington, Kevin Kunnert, No. 1 draf-
tee Freeman Williams and rights to
Sidney Wicks to San Diego. In ex-
change, Boston received Marvin Bar-
nes, Billy Knight and Nate Archibald.
Auerbach signed Kunnert as a free
agent, traded for Washington and draf-
Brown, who arrived in town Monday,
said, "I think I can work with Red. I
know people say I'm tough to work for,
but Red has worked under a lot of
owners.,Iam an active owner, yes, but I
never go as far as getting involved in
the lineup or the coaching."
As far as the trade is concerned,
Brown said, "We got rid of two players
(Kunnert and Williams) nobody ever
got 'to see here, and a third
(Washington) who has been in the
league four years and has proven him-
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Milwaukee .......48 35 .578 9
New York ......46 38 .548 11%
Baltimore ......45 40 .529 13
Detroit ..........42 42 .500 15 2
Cleveland .......39 46 .459 19
Toront6 .........32 53 .376 26
California .......46 40 .535 -
Kansas City.....44 40 .524 1
Texas. .42 41 .506 2%/
Oakland. 43 44 .494 3i%
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Chicago .........43 39 .524 4
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Montreal .....41 45 .477 8
New York .......36 50 .419 13
St. Louis .........34 53 .391 16
San Francisco ...42 34 .605
Los Angeles......50 36 .581 2
Cincinnati .......49 37 .570 3
San Diego .........42 45 .483 10
Atlanta .........,37 47 .440 14 .
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