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11-:.-.The Daily Collegian Wednesday, July 6, 1977 Hebner glad to be By BRIAN MILLER Collegian Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA He walks with a swagger, a former grave digger that shows off chunky antis under the red pinstripe shirt. Kids lean on the dugout roof and yell, "Richie, hey Richie" and the former Boston Bruin prospect, former Pirate, present Phillie, sticks out his hand, spits some tobacco juice and says, "Yeah, hey, hey." After spending eight years with the Pitts burgh Pirates, Richie Hebner played the option game last winter and, after finding the free agent pot that much sweeter in Philadelphia, came across the state to add another lefthanded hitter to the National League's Eastern Division champ's arsenal. In Pittsburgh, Hebner had been one of the mainstays of the Pirate's "Lumber Com pany," a group of hard hitters that annually terrorized most of the National League pitching staffs. Hebner played in a World Series with the Pirates, as well as numerous playoff games and was a permanent fixture at the "hot corner" for the powerful Pitts burgh teams of the early 19705.. Borg-Connors final highlighted tournament Plenty of thrills featured in 100th Wimbledon A Hollywood screenwriter could not have written a better script for the year's Wimbledon tennis championships. Something for everyone was included: a treat for the home crowd, a touch of bad manners for the cynics, some upsets and surprises by the underdogs for the idealists and most of all lots of excellent tennis for the serious followers of the sport's premier tournament The final scene was a showdown at center court between the World's top two in men's singles Sweden's Bjorn Borg and America's Jimmy Connors. It was no surprise to see either of them in the finals. Borg was the defending champion and Connors was the number one seed. For them and the 15,000 onlookers, it was anyone's match until the tenth game of the fifth set when Borg delivered his final blow for a 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, 5- 7, 6-4 win. Even when he had to stand aside and watch Borg cradle the championship cup, Connors refused to name the Swede number one in the world. "Forest Hills is yet to come," he claimed. The soft-spoken Borg was too polite to make any rash statements and remained uncommitted on the issue. He beat top-seeded Connors to defend his Wimbledon title and shied away from the debate that followed. • Save on quarter-pound Singles! They're made fresh every day from 100% pure beef. And we fix 'em the way you like 'em 256 different ways. You'll also enjoy our half-pound Doubles and our three-quarter pound Triple Hamburgers. • Enjoy our rich, meaty Chili, crispy French Fries and our creamy Frosty, too. 1610 N. 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Hebner denies that he had any verbal battles with the Pittsburgh fans, but has little remorse for the Pirate audiences. "Ah, they'd boo anybody in Pittsburgh," he said. "They'd get on a guy for anything. They'd boo the guy that cured cancer." Hebner enjoys his new employer. "They're much more friendly," he said. $S 04 , *• ' tWie/ C= w. : 2 15 4 0 FF FRENCH FRIES Now at Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers this coupon entitles you to 15C off an order of French Fries. Offer expires... But Connors does have a point. Barring any mishaps, expect to see him and Borg in the finals at Forest Hills. Borg is on top at the moment, and if he nets the Forest Hills crown he'll be King of the Hill without question. If Connors wins, he and his followers will dub him number one. The suspense and pressure weighed heavily on both com petitors. It was Borg's icy control that eventually made the difference. He had to persevere through three hours and 12 minutes on the sweltering grass before he could collect $25,000 and join the elite quartet of Rod Laver, Lew Hoad, Rex Emerson and John Newcombe who had previously won consecutive Wimbledon crowns. Connors was a very stubborn man Saturday afternoon. At one point, in the final set, he trailed 0-4 and evened the game score before eventually conceding. He had a rough week, to say the least. The crowd was against him, not having com pletely fogrotten his refusal to attend a ceremony earlier in the week for past Wimbledon winners. He claimed an ap pointment for therapy on his injured right thumb kept him away. The English have a charming way of sticking to protocol and ceremonial duties and expect the same of their guests. . A book of etiquette should be thrown very hard at Ilie Nastase. His antics this year at Wimbledon included obscene gestures to fans and court officials, delaying the game un necessarily by romping around the court like a spoiled child, and deliberately intimidating his opponents. Nastase is one of the best in the game and only degrades himself and the sport by his inexcusable behavior. His actions should not be tolerated, for he only does as much as he knows he can get away with. The quickest solution to Nastase would be for the in 'exciting' Philly "The owner here, he's a young guy, cheez, he's almost like one of the players." Hebner squints out at the Pirates who are taking batting practice, squirting some juice on the dugout steps in the meanwhile. "That can be good, can be bad," Hebner says in reference to owner Ruly Carpenter's close affinity with the Phillies. "You know,, being that close, it depends on a lot of things. Hell, If I was the owner of the club, I might be around a lot of the time too." Hebner was known as a loose guy when he was at Pittsburgh. In fact, the Pirates themselves were often referred to as playing "loose," an attribute that Hebner feels the Phils have yet to attain. "Yeah, well during my Pirate years, they'd seem like a looser club," Hebner said. "That's cause all those years we used to win all the time. You know, the Phillies have just started to win, it takes time. Hell, teams used to come in here and make hay." Hebner has been making some hay of his own this season as he's been hitting over .300 most of the year. In 50 games that Hebner r . , Mil Ell $1 GM YOU TWO I BIG IMITIFUL ROAST BEEF I I op N E iG N H E T y pir y SANDWICHES I ___ 12 p.m. , ;:. - .:::iii , :•, - ., , .„ , Coupon Good Corner of Beaver Through & Athert0n,...z 7 , :4 ,0 , , Wednesday July 6 Lliardßek. one coupon per customer Clip and Save AT THE 1977/78 FINE ARTS SERIES IN EISENHOWER AUDITORIUM Whatever your beat, whatever your taste, there is something for you. 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Eighteen-year-old McEnroe was lucky enough to be on the court. He had to win three qualifying matches to merely enter the tournament. The New Yorker reached the quarter-finals before Connors put him out of the race. Tracy Austin made her Wimbledon debut at the frighteningly young age of fourteen. She bowed to top-seeded Chris Evert, but her defeat was only on the scoreboard. Austin was cute, all the way down to her braces and pinafore. But she fell victim to the "here comes another . . . " stigma that is too often draped over young athletes. Austin has been christened the next Chris Evert. No matter how much talent she has, Austin is still a child. Hopefully, she will be allowed to grow up before people expect her to win championships. Virginia Wade picked the perfect year to win the women's singles crown. It was the Queen's Jubilee, the 100th Wim bledon and just what the home crowd ordered. Wade, 31, beat Betty Stove of Holland 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, to take her first Wimbledon title after fifteen previous starts. She can finally bury all the claims of her losing control and not being able to cope with the pressures of a big match, which is what she's been trying to overcome this past year. Wade got all the security she would need at the center court awards ceremony. Queen Elizabeth presented her with the silver and gold plate. The fans broke out in unison with a surprisingly chummy chorus of "For She's a Jolly Good Fellow" to complete what Wade described as being a scene "like a fairy tale." •.••..„• • • , • . •. , • ••• , .•;•••:: - ..7 - . 7,- • •-• .* • • • •••'.*•;••:•'. r ' jr's ?*l; • •- • • rtist HEAD STRAIGHT FOR THE HALL Music. . .Music. . .Will Fill the Air But Where? 3 Events 10% disc. $6.00 ARTISTS SERIES PINE COTTAGE For more information call 865-1871 1111 - series has played, he's collected nine home runs, 28 RBl's while scoring 33 runs. And as a trans plant at first base, he's made just three errors. Hebner hesitates at talking about his feelings on the Pirates. During the recent series, he continually jawed with many of them, especially first base coach Jose Pagan. So far this season, Hebner has hit Pirate pitching fairly consistently (above .250), and contributed with some hard and timely shots last weekend. He also give Phillies' manager Danny Ozark some infield flexibility. Hebner can give Mick Schmidt breathers at third or he can fill in as a late inning pinch hitter. And, when he does start at first, Hebner makes pitchers think before throwing around Schmidt and Greg Luzinski. 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"At this age, I am in the middle of the prime of my career," he said after a practice round over Turnberry's 6,875-yard, par 70 Aisla course, site of the British Open championship that gets under way today. Britain's legal bookies also disagree. They've installed Nicklaus as a 6-1 favorite in the 156- man international field. Other top choices, all tough, tested veterans of the American tour, are: Masters champ and leading money-winner Watson at 8-1; Tom Weiskopf at 12- 1; defending title holder Miller and U.S. Open king Green at 14-1; Crenshaw and Irwin at 16-1. Although he has been overshadowed by Watson's heroics this season, Nicklaus' spectacular history in the British Open makes him the man to beat And he's definitely ready for this one. "I've played very well this year," he said. "Actually, it's one of my best years. I've won three tournaments and had a good Masters. Tom just played better,'that's all. 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