TOKYO (AP) _ Jim Adduci, formerly of the St. Louis Cardinals, singled in the fifth inning to break a 2-2 tie and the Yokohama Taiyo Whales went on to a 6-4 victory over the Hiroshima Toyo Carp Thursday in the Central League’s final game of the regular Japanese baseball season.
The Taiyo Whales finished fifth and the Carp third.
Toshio Shinozuka of the Yomiuri Giants and Kouzo Shoda of the Carp tied for the league’s batting championship with a .333 average.
Richard Lancellotti of the Carp, formerly of the San Diego Padres, won his first home run title with 39 homers. Randy Bass of the Hanshin Tigers, formerly with the Texas Rangers, finished second with 37 homers.
The Yakult Swallows’ Bob Horner, formerly with the Atlanta Braves, finished fifth with 31 home runs. He posted a batting average of .327 and 73 RBI for the season.
Carlos Ponce of the Whales, formerly in the Milwaukee Brewers’ farm system, won his second runs batted in crown with 98.
LONDON (AP) - Jose Sulaiman, president of the World Boxing Council, said Thursday he had been invited to next month’s Conference on Anti Apartheid in Sport in Harare, Zimbabwe, to affirm his organization’s opposition to South Africa’s system of racial separation.
The conference, Nov. 4-6, is being funded by the Zimbabwe government and the United Nations’ Committee on Apartheid.
Sulaiman, whose organisation is holding its annual convention in London next week, Thursday had talks with Sam Ramsamy, chairman of SANROC, the South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee.
Ramsamy said Sulaiman always has been in the forefront of the apartheid issue and the Harare conference would give him an opportunity to affirm the WBC’s policy.