Thursday, February 19, 1970
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Thursday, February 19, 1970 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
McLain speaks secretly
at gambling investigation
CHANCE TO STAR:
Cazzie develops de
DETROIT VP) - Pitching star
Denny McLain spent about 451
minutes yesterday testifying be-
fore a federal grand jury investi-
gating interstate gambling, federal
U.S. Atty. James Brickley de-
Sclined to reveal what McLain had
said, explaining that he was
bound by the secrecy of the grand
Brickley said McLain's appear-
ance was voluntary and stressed
that the pitcher was not sub-
$ poenaed to appear.
McLain failed to appear in
Southfield District Court yester-
day in answer to his landlord's
eviction suit alleging the Detroit
Tigers' $90,000 a year pitcher is
$2,450 behind in home rent.
The case was rescheduled for to-
morrow after Orland Ellis, an at-
torney representing the landlord,
told district judge Clarence Reid
an out-of-court settlement is being
McLain originally was to have
answered the eviction suit Mon-
Sday, but it was postponed until
yesterday because court officers
had been unable to serve a, sum-
mons on McLain personally.
McLain has been hiding since
last Friday, when he appeared be-
fore Baseball Commissioner Bowie
Kuhn in New York to discuss what
Kuhn referred to as "off the field
activities" of McLain in 1967.
McLain was reportedly seen
hurriedly leaving the Federal
Building in Detroit after his ap-
James Ritchie head of a special
U.S. Justice Department task force
investigating organized crime, said
this was McLain's first appearance
before the grand jury.
"We are cooperating fully with
the baseball commissioner, and I
consult with his office on a daily
basis to discuss matters of mutual
interest," Ritchie said.
Fifteen persons have been ar-
rested so far in a federal in-
vestigation into nationwide igam-
bling that Brickley has said would
involve prominent sports figures.
Charges of violating federal gam-
bling laws have been dropped
against three of the 15.
Brickley said McLain "was very
cooperative to Mr. Ritchie and to
the grand jury in furnishing in-
"This is an independent inves-
tigation Mr. Ritchie has been pur-
suing for- some time," Brickley
McLain's wife, who has return-
ed to the family's Lakeland, Fla.,
home' without her husband, says
the ace hurler "has done nothing
to hurt baseball."
Sharyn McLain, the daughter of
Lou Boudreau, former star, short-
stop for the Cleveland Indians and
a baseball Hall of Famer, did not
say where she had been or whether
she had seen her husband.
"Really, I can't say anything,"
The magazine Sports Illustrated
published a copyright story yes-
terday which said McLain was a
partner in a bookmaking operation
during the 1967 season.
William R. Aikens, the pitcher's
lawyer, left Detroit for New York
Tuesday night with Kuhn report-
edly preparing a statement for re-
lease in the near future.
A spokesman for the commis-
sioners refused to say when the
statement would be 'forthcoming.
NEW YORK (A)-Cazzie Russell
has so much enthusiasm it seems
to have spilled over onto both ends
of the basketball court.
"He has the enthusiasm of Joe
Frazier," said John Condon, the
Madison Square Garden boxing
publicity man, likening Russell to
the heavyweight champion. "He
comes off the bench all charged
up . . . full of electricity."
Unfortunately, most of Russell's
enthusiasm during his first few
years with the New York Knicks
of the National Basketball Asso-
ciation was bottled up on the of-
fensive end of the court.
But jazzie Cazzie, a Garden
favorite ever since his All-Amer-
ican days at Michigan, seems fi-
nally to have divided all that
energy between offense and de-
fense and is really earning that
$205,000 he got to sign with the
Knicks those first three seasons.
"I do things instinctively on of-
fense," he said, "but I have to
concentrate on both ends of the
court. I think I play better de-
"I just didn't know what to do
before. Now I understand. You
have to really get into it .. put'
your body into it. If I get five or
six baskets and my man gets five
or six, I haven't done a thing. If
I get those baskets and the other
guy 'doesn't, then that's significant.
"I don't want the guys think-
ing I'm only playing one end of
the floor. My desire is to be a
complete ballplayer, and when
that day comes I'll probably run
up and down Eighth Ave. scream-
Russell has been getting a
chance the past two weeks, with
Bill Bradley injured, to show how
he has improved. He not only has
done an adequate job on defense,
he has scored 86 points in four
games, in long jump shots like a
But Bradley is due to return any
game now and Russell is sched-
uled to return to the bench as
chief fireman who can pump in
a few quick baskets in an emer-
"I'll be glad to see him back,"
Russell said. "We can help each
It was Bradley who won the
starting job when Russell broke
an ankle a year ago, and Russell
hasn't been able to get it back,
although even Br adley says
"there's- no shot impossible for
"Russell's just like a starter,"
said Coach Red Holzian. "It's
just that we started going well
when Bradley got into the line-
up. We do well now when Cazzie's
in there, too."
DETROIT PITCHER DENNY McLAIN, who has been mysteriously
missing since last Friday after a conference with Baseball Com-
missioner Bowie Kuhn, reportedly testified yesterday before a
grand jury investigation of gambling activities.
against Florida Swa
37 29 .561
35 31 .530
30 37 .448
29 37 1'.439
26 38 .406
21 39 .350
Baltimore 117, Los Angeles 103
Boston at Phoenix, inc.
Milwaukee at San Francisco, inc.
Atanta vs. Cincinnati at Memphis
San Diego vs. Seattleat Eugene, Ore.,
Philadelphia vs. Detroit at Syracuse
By The Associated Press ed Gilmore, who led a fast break
JACKSONVILLE -- Sixth-rank- against the FSU pressing defense
ed Jacksonville slammed its lone and was about to score when Wil-
conqueror, eighth-ranked Florida liams slammed into him.
State, in an 85-81 basketball re- * * *
match last night in the jam- RALEIGH-Guard John Roche
packed Jacksonville Coliseum. staked fourth-ranked South Caro-
The victory ran the upstart lina to an early lead and the
Dolphins' record to 20-1. The los- Gamecocks fought off 12th-ranked
ers are 20-3. Florida State downed North Carolina State for a 71-69
Jacksonville 89-83 on its home Atlantic Coast Conference basket-
floor last month. ball victory last night.
Substitute'Chip Dublin com- N.C. State forward Vann Wil-
bined with the giant 7-foot-2 Artis liford and center Paul Coder chip-
Gilmore and 7-foot Pembroke ped away at the South Carolina
Burrows to twice turn off FSU lead, with Willtiford's jump shot
rallies and keep Jacksonville in cutting it to five, 62-57, with 3:30
control through most of the sec- left.-
ond half. Gamecock guard Bobby Crem-
The game was pressure packed ins, who had scored only two
from the start. Both teams played points, converted two pressure
dogged defense, although Florida one-and-one foul shots to pull
State waited until the final 10 South Carolina ahead 69-63 with
minutes to haul out its potent full 40 seconds left.
court press. * * *
FSU never led in the second halfb
but pulled into a 59-all tie with nnies as
10:35 left on three straight shots NEW YORK-Third-ranked St.
by Willie Williams. But Williams Bonaventure, despite a season low
fouled 6ut at that point. He hack- of 16 points by big Bob Lanier,
methodically trounced St Francis
of New York, 87-57, last night in
l Standings college basketball.
Lanier ,the 6-foot-11, 270-pound
Western Division All-American candidate shooting
New Orleans 30 24 .556 - primarly 'jump shots, connected
Denver 31 25 .554 - for 11 points in helping the Bon-
Wasngton 3 2 .52 nies to a 41-24 halftime edge.
Los Angeles 25 31 .446 6 The seemingly listless Bonnies,
Yesterday's Results waltzing to their 18th victory in
NewYor 11, Pttsurg 110, o.t. 19 games, were held to a 10-10 tie
Denver w at YrkLos Angeles, Ptsbrinc.
Today's Games .1
Indiana at Miami
Pittsburgh vs. Carolina at Char-
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Boston 30, 12 13 73 208 161 Ca l 6 2
Montreal 28 15 13 69 185 144
Detroit 28 17 8 64 162 141
Chicago 28 18 7 63 171 122
Toronto 23 22 10 56 169 167
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St. Louis 25 21 8 58159 134' .#RD lC
Philadelphia 14 23 20 48 154 172
Pittsburgh 19 27 8 46 131 176
Oakland 16 30 9 41 121 178 (211 Sou
Minnesotat 10 27 16 36 148 185
Los Angeles 9 36 5 23 111 209
Toronto 5, Montreal 3
Philadelphia 3, New York 3 IOA -N o
Boston at Los Angeles, TODAY-Noon
Detroit at Minnesota, inc.
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after the opening five minutes be-
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BATON ROUGE - Louisiana
State rallied in the second half to
beat the University of Georgia
88-86 last night in Southeastern
The victory solidified LSU's
second place standing in the SEC
with a 10-3 league record. Georgia,
considered a challenger to Ken-
tucky for the title a .short time
ago, is now 9-5.
Pete Maravich of LSU hit 37
points to boost his career total to
3,365 in 97 games. Bill Newton
backed Maravich with 25 points.
Duke 79, Davidson 76
St. John's, N.Y. 47, St. Joseph, Pa. 46
Wake Forest 97, Clemson 71
Appalachian State 83, Va. Tech 79
Louisville 95, Benarmine 75
Villanova 94, Duquesne 83
Butler 111, Depauw 86
Eastern Michigan 98, Detroit 77
Youngstown 87, St. Vincent 70
Temple S0, Long Island U. 55
Miami, , 83, West. Michigan 1
Lafayette 80, Lehigh 63
Syracuse 85, Canisius 71
American U. 75, Navy 59
E. Carolina 96Wi. & Mary 83
Dickinson 87, Moravian 70
West Va. 58, Penn State 57
Ohio U 100, Marshall 86
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