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A roundup of the week Sept. 21-27
October 04, 1971
BASEBALL—ROCHESTER of the International League, Baltimore's top farm team, won the Junior World Series four games to three over Denver (Washington) of the American Association, defeating the Bears 9-6 in the final game as Red Wing Outfielder Rich Coggins collected four hits and scored five times. Rochester, the IL pennant winners, had won the Governor's Cup Playoffs, while Denver, the AA Western Division champions, had beaten Indianapolis (Cincinnati), the Eastern Division winners in the AA Playoffs. Shortstop Bobby Grich of the Red Wings took the International League's batting (.336) and home run (32) titles, and Charleston's (Pittsburgh) Richie Zisk led in RBIs (109). Tops in the American Association were the Bears' Richie Sheinblum (.388 BA and 108 RBIs) and Bill McNulty of Iowa (Oakland) with 27 home runs. In the Pacific Coast league, Salt Lake (California), the Southern Division pennant winner, defeated Tacoma (Chicago Cubs), the Northern Division leader, three games to one to win the PCL title.
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October 04, 1971

A Roundup Of The Week Sept. 21-27

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HORSE RACING—BLESSING ANGELICA ($25.40), ridden by Jacinto Vasquez, won the $124,400 Delaware Handicap by 2� lengths over Deceit at Delaware Park.

Numbered account ($2.40), Braulio Baeza up, won the $105,010 Matron Stakes by 6� lengths over Stepping High at New York's Belmont Park for her fifth victory in six starts.

Specious ($80), who had won only two races in 13 starts this year, scored a three-length victory over Yellow Zorker in the $57,900 Lawrence Realization at New York's Belmont Park.

MOTORCYCLING—TOM ROCKWOOD of Gardena, Calif. won the 20-lap U.S. National Dirt Track championship race at Gardena's Ascot Park by half a bike length over John Hately.

MOTOR SPORTS—BUTCH HARTMAN of South Zanesville, Ohio won the USAC stock-car championship by taking the last race of the season, the $83,775 Pennsylvania 500 at Long Pond's Pocono International Raceway. Averaging 116.76 mph in a 1969 Dodge, he finished one second ahead of A.J Foyt. Roger McCluskey, who needed to finish eighth or better to win his third consecutive title, hit a wall with 17 laps remaining. At the time, he was in third place.

POLO—Charles Smith's fifth goal of the game after 90 seconds of a sudden-death overtime gave home team OAK BROOK (Ill.) an 8-7 win over Tulsa-Greenhill in the finals of the National Open tournament. Oak Brook had trailed 7-2 early in the final chukker.

MILEPOSTS—TRANSFERRED: The WASHINGTON SENATORS, to Dallas- Fort Worth, for the 1972 season. American League owners voted 10-2 to allow Owner Robert Short, who has been burdened by a $3 million deficit over the past three years, to move his team to Turnpike Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Baltimore and Chicago voted against the shift.

WITHDRAWN: The GRETEL syndicate, by Australian Sir Frank Packer, from the 1974 America's Cup competition.

DIED: CARROLL WIDDOES, 67, former Ohio State and Ohio University football coach; of a heart attack; in Lake Worth, Fla. Widdoes had a 16-2 record at Ohio State in 1944-45 and a 42-36-5 record at Ohio University in 1949-57.

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