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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Nine

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'Tigers
(Continued from page one)
Only a few hours previous the
same fans had virtually carried
the Tigers to their pennant by the
very insistency of their emotions.
Even routine ground balls brought
the crowd to their feet and base
hits ignited floor-stomping and
'chair-banging.
Sparma didn't start out all that
well, giving up two first inning
singles to Horace Clark and Mic-
key Mantle. But after Roy White
hit into a double play to end the
inning, Sparma retired 19 of the
next 21 Yankees he faced.
Freehan threw out the other
two in a pick off in the sixth and
on an attempted steal in the
eighth.
The Tigers raked starting pitch-
er Stan Bahnsen for seven hits
in the first eight innings. But
the only run they managed was on
a single by Freehan, a ground out,
and a single by Sparma in the
fifth.
The 1-0 lead held up until the,
ninth when pinchhitter Charlie
Smith walked leading off. He went
to second when Clarke was thrown
out on a disputed play at first and
scored on Gibbs' single.
The Tigers won the game in the
ninthto the unprecedented pleas-

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Yanks

in

ninth, 2-1

ure of 46,512 paying fans. After
Jim Northrup struck out and
Willie Horton grounded out. Ka
line walled pinchhitting for Norm
Cash.
Freehan followed with a single
to left. Yankee manager Ralph
Houk then pulled reliever: Steve
Hamilton for Lindy McDaniels.
Smith, who had announced JimI
Price as the pinchhitter for Ray
Oyler (who still has only 29 hits'
for the season), acceded to the'
crowd's demands and substituted
Gates Brown for Price after Houk
switched pitchers. McDaniel walk-
ed Brown on four straight pitches
and Wert punched a single to
rght.
Officially, but only officially,
the Tigers had clinched the pen-
nant minutes earlier when second
place Baltimore lost 2-0 to Boston.
But no one in Tiger Stadium paid
any attention to the center field
scoreboard.
It was the Tigers' eighth victory
in, a row-their longest winning'
streak since taking ten straight in
the first two weeks of the season.
The victory by Sparma also gave
the Detroit moundsmen their 11th
consecutive complete-game per-
formance.
Detroit has taken 15 of their
last 19 contests since the chal-
lenging Orioles cut their lead to
four games in August: In the pro-
cess, Tiger batters have raised
their team batting average seven
points to .235, as if to preclude,
any innuendo about "choking in
the stretch.''
But, ah, the poor Lions.
Finally, a flag

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Cronin rips Salerno, Valentine

BOSTON V - A m-e r i c a n
League President Joe Cronin sup-
ported yesterday his firing of two
umpires, calling them "inefficient
and never first class at any one
time."
Cronin said he and his umpire-
scouting personnel, former AL um-'
pires Cal Hubbard and Charlie
Berry, had considered the quali-
fications of Al Salerno and Wil-
liam Valentine for some time be-
fore the two 'were fired Monday.
Asked in what aspects the two
were lacking, Cronin said they
were "just inefficient, that's all.
How do you judge an umpire?
They're just good or bad, that's
all."
Salerno and Valentine sdid they
were fired because they tried to
organize their , AL colleagues,
Cronin said . he knew nothing#
about any attempt to organize the{
umpires in his league.
The two umpires' said t h e y{
were trying to organize to get
benefits equal to that of their
National League counterparts.
They said NL umpires are paid
from $3,000 to $7,750 more an-
nually.,a

daiy
- NIGHT EDITOR:
PAT ATKINS
Cronin said he didn't have any
idea what NL umpires are mak-
ing, but admitted he wouldn't be
surprised if they were making a
little more money, due to higher
attendance among the NL teams.
Rie said his umpires received a
fine bonus after the league's suc-
cessful 1967 season, but declined
to specify the figure.
Salerno, a member of the
league since 1961, said this was
his year in the rotation, to um-
pire in the World Series, an honor
that carries with it a sizable pay-
check. Cronin said an umpire may
be in rotation, but that does not
;necessitate his being used.
"If a 'fellow is having a good

Parting is such S WEET sorrow
Michigan gymnast Sid Jensen {right) bids a temporary farewell to Ann Arbor and Wolverine men-
tor Newt Loken as he departs for the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. Jensen-who was see-
ond only to ex-Michigan star Gil Larose in the Canadian team trials-heads first for Montreal,
where he will join the squad for the trip south. Another Wolverine star, Fred Rodney, made the
Canadian team as an alternate, and will probably not make the trip. Loken will join Jensen in
Mexico City where he will be observing the international competition.

year when his turn comes .up in
the rotation, we drop him in,"
Cronin said.."If he's not, we might
bypass him."
Salerno and Valentine, who
joined the league in 1962, attend-
ed a meeting of the National
League Umpires Association last
Friday when it was decided to
form one group of umpires for
both leagues. Valentine said cards
were sent after the meeting to
the 20 AL umpires asking for
authorization to be represented by
the new association. He said a
majority of the umpires had ap-
proved "before we even went to
Chicago."
In 1966 AL umpires met with
Cronin to discuss benefits, but "he
just completely exploded," Valen-
tine said. But Cronin said Val-
entine "has the wrong meeting."
"I had a fine talk with a com-
mittee of umpires then and Val-
entine wasn't there," Cronin said.
"He's confusing it when I, spoke
with him: once and gave him a
little pep talk."
Two rookie umpires from the
Southern Association will fill in
for the remainder of the season.
They are Bill Kunkel, former New
York Y4nkee pitcher, and Jake
O'Donnell.

H urphries, 1key to cal attack

By BILL LEVIS

Associate Sports Editor
Head coach Ray Willsey isn't
saying too much abo6it this year's
California football team but 'it's
not because he expects defeat on
the gridiron.
He'd rather let he players' per-
formances' tell the story.
Willsey has returning this fall
the most experienced Golden Bear
squad since he took over as head
coach in 1964, and he is hopeful
of his first winning season.
The last time Cal had a success-
ful year was 1958 when Joe Kapp,
now with the Minnesota Vikings,
quarterbacked the Bears to a
7-4 mark, including a 38-12 loss
to Iowa in the Rose Bowl.
The key to Cal's chances for a
winning season this time revolves
around the offensive backfield. "A
lot will depend on (quarterback
Randy) Humphries," Willsey as-
serts.
Humphries, who took over the
starting job'from returning quar-
terback Barry Bronk in the eighth
game last year, led the Golden
Bears to decisive year-end
triumphs over San Jose State and
Stanford. He was voted ."back of
the game" in the latter clash.
The junior quarterback, who
has good size at ' and 200
pounds, is best forgotten by Mich-
igan fans for throwing the decid-
ing touchdown pass in the Wol-
verines" 10-9 loss last year. Mich-
igan immediately came back with
a 72 yard Dick Vidmer to Jim
Berline score .bit it was whistled
back due to an infraction.
In 1967, Humphries, mainly in
a substitute role, completed 47 of
,97 passes for 468 yard's and five
touchdowns. Willsey likes to com-
pare his quarterback's style .with
that of Michigan signal caller
Dennis Brown, also a 'second

year and All-coast defensive back
the year before.
Stewart caught 45 passes la s t
season, good for 503 yards and two
touchdowns. Only Stanford's Gene
Washington hauled in more in the
Pacific Eight. As a sophomore on
defense, Stewart led the confer-
ence in pass interceptions.
Humphries' other receiver, tight
end Jim Calkins "injured his knee
in fall practice and won't make
the Michigan trip," Willsey re-
ports. Either junior college trans-
fer John Phillips or junior George
Harris will start in his place
against the Wolverines Saturday.
"Cal also 'will be starting i t s
most experienced offensive 11 n e
in years," notes the coach. Only
sophomore tackle Bob Richards,
who tips the scales at 255, has not
had game experience.
NEWCOMERS
The only two newcomers who
seem certain of a spot on the Cal
defense which ranked second in
the Pacific Eight last year are
sophomore linebacker Travis Ta-
tum and senior left halfback Johnj
Williams.
The veterans to watch on the
Bear defense are linemen Ed
White, Mike McCaffrey and Irby
Augustine 'along with linebacker
Dennis Pitta and safety K e n
Wiedermann.
Willsey is so high on the 6'3".
250 pound White that he is calling
him the best player at California
since quarterbadk Morton. The
coach feels that White is one of
the best players on the West
Coast today and that puts him in
a class with SC's 0. J. Simpson,
possibly the bect player in the
country.
Willsey is high on all his players
this year, calling the ,1968 Golden
Bears, "the strongest team since
I've been here."
While his chances of a R o s e

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California 65
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RATED AS MICHIGAN'S TOUGHEST non-conference opponent,
California squeaked by the Wolverines for the first time last
year 10-9. Michigan h Ad previously racked up four straight
victories without a loss against this West Coast team.
stringer at the beginning of last man with the Dallas Cowboys.
year. Morton set all of California's
"Randy is pretty much an all passing records in 1964, Willsey's
purpose ballplayer," the c o a c h first year, as head coach.
chimes. "He throws and runs Humphries is not the only vet-
well." eran returning to the Golden
But Willsey isn't satisfied with Bears' backfield. Flanker Paul
his quarterback's performance. Williams, halfback Gary Fowler
"He needs to develop more. He's and fullback John Mcdaffie give
not outstanding yet." ,Willsey reason to crow, "I don't
When Willsey talks about "out- think our offense revolves around
standing' quarterbacks, he is re- anyone in particular."
fain,fn t r a i M tnrhnn u whn is

ah r h bi
Clarke 2b 4 0 1 0
Gibbs c 4 0 1 1
Mantle lb 4 0 1 0
White if 3 0 0 0
Pepitone cf3 0 0 0
W. Robinson rf 3 0 1 0
Ferraro 3b 3 0 V 0
Michael ss 2 0 0 O
C. Smith ph 1 0 1 0
Howser pr 0 1 0 0
Amaro ss 0 .0 0
Ba~nnsen p ' - 1 0 0 0
Whitaker ph 1 0 0 0
S. Hamilton p 0 0 0 0
McDaniel p. 0 9 0 0
Total 29 1 5 1
Two out when winning run was
scored.
New York 000 000 Q01-1
Detroit 000 010 001--2
DP-New York 2, Detroit 1. LOB-
New" York 2, Detroit 7. S--Freehian.
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Bahnsen 8 6 1 1 2 4
S. Hamilton L, 2-2 e 1 1 1 1 1
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sparma, ,9-109 5 1 ,1 1 2
T-2:12. A--46,512.
Culp stops Birds
BOSTON (IP)-The Boston Red
.Sox buried Baltimore's American
League pennant hopes last night,
beating the Orioles 2'.0 only min-
utes before the Detroit Tigers
would have clinched it themselves.
The best the Orioles could have
done anyway was force a play-
off, a near impossible hope.
But they were dazzled by Bos-
ton's Ray Culp, a National League

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New TM committee takes
action to improve facilities
The Advisory Committee on Sport brganizations. Because of
Recreation, Intramurals and Club a time limit, purchase'or develop-
Sports moved .unanimously fast ment of new land was impossible.
for this year.
night to begin repair work on the Originally, four new fields on
Palmer Field tennis courts and to Fuller Road end additional light-
purchase portable recreational ed space. on Wines field were
equipment for' scattered use planned to alleviate heavy sched-
throughout the campus area. ules. But completion of the Fuller
At the committee's meeting'last Road fields has been delayed a
night, immediate action was taken year, and continuous use of Wines
on suggestions to relieve the strain would ruin the new grass.
on existing recreation facilities. The only possible solution was
Approval was given to a program to provide temporary and portableI
based on a' subcommittee report equipment to accommodate the
which compiled, by priority, the different -needs of the two sys-

While he admits, "we don't
have the outstanding back like
(Michigan's Ron) J o h n s o n."
Willsey' does have a potent back-
field. >
f Running out of various I and
T formations, Williams, in 1967,
led the Golden Bears in rushing,
Iwith 432 yards, and in punt and
kickoff returns. The senior has
wince been switched to flanker to
take full advantage of his speed
and Humphries' throwing arm.
Fowler, also Cal's punter, was
the third leading rusher on the
team last season. Willsey said, "he
gives us a good all purpose back.
He's a good runner, an excellent
receiver and a fine punter." Fow-
ler caught 18 passes and kicked
for a 38.1 yard average last sea-
son.
HUMPHRIES' BOMB
Completing the Golden Bear
backfield will be fullback McGaf-
fie, who hauled in Humphries'
bomb to defeat the Wolverines
last season.
The Cal coach is relying heavily
on Humphries' arm this season
and the target of many of the
junior's spirals will be 6'7" Wayne
Stewart, All-Coast split end last

needs and respective price tags of
the Intramural Department and
Club Sports !Assdciation.
The most pressing problem for
the committee has been to pro-
vide space for the continually ex-
panding Intramural and Club

tems.
The pdrtable equipment includ-
es basketball backboards near
residence halls, portable ball back-
stops for Ferry and Wines fields,
and combination soccer-rugby-la-
crosse goals for Wines Field.

Bowl bid are almost nil, con- castoff' with a 14-3 record.
sidering the awesome strength of Culp allowed five hits and
Southern Cal, Oregon State and struck out 12. He struck out
UCLA, Willsey is hopeful of aj Larry Haney with the bases load
winning season. ed to end the fourth and got
Starting Saturday a g a i n s t Haney again on strikes with run-
Michigan, he's going to let his ners on first and third in the
players 'do the talking, sixth.
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be open for season ticket purchasers through Friday. The
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MICHIGAN OPENS with California this Saturday. The
remainder of the schedule includes Navy's ambitious Mid-
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