Philadelphia Inquirer - November 1, 1980

Sports in Brief


Compiled by the Inquirer Staff





Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Dave Parker underwent knee surgery in Lansing, Mich. A team spokesman said Parker will be on crutches two months but that he is expected to be ready for spring training.... Bobby Allison wheeled a Mercury to the pole position for the Atlanta Journal 500 Grand National stock car race tomorrow at Hampton, Ga. His pole-winning time was 165.620 m.p.h.... The Boston Bruins sent second-year center Craig MacTavish to Springfield of the American Hockey League.... The injury-plagued New York Rangers called up center Dan McCarthy from New Haven of the American Hockey League.... Channel 17 will present "Road to Victory," a week-long special featuring key games in the Phillies march to the, world championship. Starting at 8' p.m. on Nov. 17 the station will broadcast games with Montreal, Houston and World Series-opponent Kansas City.... Despite three goals by Doc Lawson, the Fever lost its final Major Indoor Soccer League exhibition match, 9-8, to the host Buffalo Stallions. The Fever opens its league season when it entertains the San Francisco Fog at 2:05 p.m. next Saturday at the Spectrum. The Fever was 0-3 in exhibitions.... Beth Heiden, who won a bronze medal in speed skating in the 1980 Winter Olympics, was in good condition in Madison (Wis.) General Hospital after a fall from the porch of a house near the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she is a student.