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Thursday, August 29, 1968

THE MICHIGAN DAILY Pace Eleven

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By The Associated Press
DETROIT-Right-hander Den-
ny McLain pitched the slumping
Detroit Tigers to a 6-1 victory
over the California Angels last
*night= to become the first Amer-
ican League pitcher to win 26
games since 1946.
Detroit increased its lead over
Baltimore. to five games as the
Orioles lost to Washington 3-2.
The victory was only the seconid
in seven games, for the league-
leading Tigers and ended Mc-
Lean's personal two-game losing
streak.
McLain, 26-5, struck out 11,
walked two and allowed six hits.
The last time an American
League pitcher won 26 games was
in 1946 when Cleveland's Bob
Feller and Detroit's Hal Newhouser
turned the trick.
Bill Freehan and Jim Northrup
eased McLain's task by blasting
Number 26
CALIFORNIA

Davalillo, ce
Fregosi, ss
Mincher, lb
Reichard, If
Krkptrick, rf
Knoop, 2b
Rodgers, c
Hinon, 3b
Repoz, ph
Cottier, 3b
Llenas, ph
4 Locke, p
Brgmeier, p
Pattit, p
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dailly
sports
NIGHT EDITOR:
FREDERICK LaBOUR
home runs. Freehan, hit his 20th
in the second inning off loser Tom
.Burgmeier, 1-0, after Willie Horton
singled. Northrup followed with a'
double and Jim Price brought him
home with a single for a 3-0 lead.
Northrup slammed his 16th
homer in the eighth after Horton
singled and Freehand was hit by
a pitch for the 22nd time this
season.
Don Mincher's 13th homer lead-
ing off the fourth acounted for
Californias run.
BALTIMORE-Frank Howard's
37th home run with a man on and
the clutch pitching of Jim Han-
non and Dennis Higgins led Wash-
ington to a 3-2 victory over Balti-
more last night, the first Sen-
ators' triumph over the Orioles
in 13 games.
After Bernie Allen's run-scoring
single in the fourth inning tied the
score 1-1, Howard connected in
the fifth off loser Jim Hardin,
17-9.
Hannan, 8-3, got out of a second
inning jam with only one run on
Larry Haney's triple. Brooks Ro-
binson and Dave Johnson had
opened the inning with singles, but
Robinson was out trying to take
third on a fly out
j The Orioles loaded the bases
in the fourth on two hits and Mike
Epstein's error, but Hannan
struck out Haney and got Hardin
on a ground out.
Frank Robinson doubled and
Boog Powell singled him home in
the eighth for the second Balti-
more run, but a double play and
a ground out took Hannan out of
that trouble.
When he walked the first man

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Orr, Snowden take charge of. .M' basketball hopes

By ANDY BARBAS
"I don't know what made me
come back to the game. I thought
I had gotten basketball out of my
system until I got started with
Dave."
It was this relationship which
eventually led to Johnny Orr suc-
ceeding Dave Strack as the Wol-
verine coach.
During his, tenure as coach,
Dave Strack lifted Michigan out
of the gutter and made the school
a feared competitor. "When Dave
took this job, other coaches
weren't exactly jumping for the
position," noted Orr.
It was this job which first
brought the two coaches together.
When Strack took over the Wol-
verines, Orr was an assistant
coach at Wisconsin. With the two
teams always carrying on a fierce
battle for the cellar of the Big
Ten, "It was only natural that we
should get to know and kid each
other," said Strack. "We were
amazed," added Orr, "about how
really similar our coaching styles
were."
During the four years Orr
coached at Wisconsin the two-
some became good friends. Even
after Orr headed east as the Uni-

versity of Massachusetts basketball
coach, he still followed the Wol-
verines, "especially with Cazzie
(Russell) leading the team
through the east," noted Orr, "I'd
go as much to see the team as to
talk to Dave."
Orr stayed with. Massachusetts
as long as Cazzie was with the
Maize and Blue. In 1966 he gave
up on coaching -and decided to
enter the insurance business. "I
still couldn't totally get basketball
out of my system, and did some
occasional scouting for the Uni-
versity of Illinois."
"It was during an Illinois-Mich-
igan game that I bumped into
Dave and found out he was look-
ing for an assistant. We started
joking about me becoming coach."
After that meeting, Orr thought,
more and more about going back
into coaching. When he met
Strack later at the national tour-
nament, he asked him if the job
was still open. An interview with!
former athletic director H. O.
(Fritz) Crisler followed and the
next season found him n the'
Michigan lockeroom-.
"When I started coaching at
Michigan, I had no idea of be-'

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have a number of Negro players
on the team. It was only natural
that we have a Negro coach."
Discussion immediately turned
towards Fred Snowden from
Northwestern High, School in De-
troit. Snowden had compiled an
amazing 72-8 record as a varsity
coach and earned an 82 game
'winning streak as a junior varsity
coach before becolning varsity
coach.
Orr insisted, "Fred was not
hired just for his victory record,
but because he is extremely out-
going and will be invaluable in
recruiting from high school, es-
pecially in Detroit where he has
exceptional contacts, and in the
south where the blacks have a
great mistrust of white coaches."
He further explained, "No mat-
ter what you say to some of
the southern blacks, they have de-
veloped such a mistrust of whites
in general that they don't even
believe they will be given a scho-
larship when they get here."
"With a black coach who is
from the south (Snowden was
born in Mississippi), the potential
for convincing the southern blacks
of our intentions is much im-
proved."

DENNY McLAIN

FRED SNOWDEN JOHN ORR

in the ninth, Higgins came in to
protect the victory.
PITTSBURGH. - Bob Gibson
won his 19th game on a fdur-
hitter striking out 14, and drove
in two runs with a key single as
the St. Louis Cardinals defeated
the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 last
night.
Gibson's single capped a five-
run fourth inning rally after Or-
lando Cepeda's three-run homer
had started the Cardinals off.

coming head coach," Orr noted.
"I was happy just to be back in
coaching, and frankly I didn't
miss the pressure of being head
man."
Orr was to avoid this pressure'
for much less than he expected.,
After coaching with Strack for a
year he suddenly found himself
back at a helm as Strack resigned
his coaching job to become busi-
ness manager for the athletic de-
partment.
After Orr was selected as the

new coach, talk went to finding
an assistant. Two requirements
immediately became obvious. The
first, a voiced one, was that the
coach be a high school coach from
Michigan. The reason for this wah
to help with Michigan recruiting,
which definitely needed improve-
ment. The second requirement was
implicit, that being that the new-
comer be black. This was due not
to the demands made last year
by black students at the univer-
sity, but, as Strack observed, "We

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Northrup 16. S-Oyler..
McAuliffe, 2b 3 0 0 r0
Trcewski, 3b . 3 0 0 0
Stanley, cf 4 0 1 0
W. Horton, If 4 2 3 0
Freehah, lb 3 2 1 2
Northrup, rf , 42 3 3
Price, c 4 0 2 1
Oyler, ss 3 0 0 0/
McLain, p 3 0 0 0
Total 31: 6 10 6
California 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0- 1
Detroit . 0 3 0 0 0 '0 3 x - 6
DP-Califoinia 2, Detroit 1. LOB-
4 California 6, Detroit 5. 2B-Knoop,
Northrup. HR-Freehan 20, Mincher
13, Northrup 16. S--Oyler.
IP H R EF BB SO
Burgmeier L, 1-4 2 4 3 3 1 2
Pattin 4 4 0 0 1 6
Locke .2 2 3 3 0 1
McLain W, 26-5 9 6 1-0 2 11
HBP-Locke,I Freehan. T-2:22. A--
35,740.

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Major Leagtiue Standings

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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Detroit
Baltimore
Boston
Ceyeland
(Oakland
New York
Minnesota
California
Chicago
Washington

W
83
78
71
72
68
65
63
60
56
51

L
50
55
63
64
66
66
71
75
77
80

Pct.
.624
.586
.530
.529
.507
.496
.470
.444
.421
.389

GB
I-
5
121,
13%
15Y2
17
201/
24
27
31

NATIONAL LEAGUE
W L Pct. GB
St. Louis 84 50 .627 -
Cincinnati 71 59 .546 11
San Francisco 72 60 .545 1
xChicago 70 66 .519 14%
Atlanta 66 58 .492 18
Pittsburgh 64 69 .481 192
Houston 62 72 .463 22
Philadelphia 60 72 .455 23
New York 61 75 .448 24
xLos Angeles 56 76 .424 27
x-Late game not included
Yesterday's Results
San Francisco 4, Houston 3
St. Louis 8, Pittsburgh 0
Atlanta 9-2, Philadelphia 2-1
Cincinnati 8-5, New York 3-2
Chicago 7, Los Angeles, 1st game
Today's Games
Houston at San Francisco
Atlanta at Philadelphia,.night
Cincinnati at New York, night
St. Louis-at Pittsburgh, night
Only games scheduled

Yesterday's Results
Detroit 6, California 1
Oakland 5, Boston 3r
Cleveland 3, Minnesota 2
Washington 3) Baltimore 2
Chicago 3, New York 0
Today's Games
Oakland at Boston
California at Detroit
Minnesota at Cleveland, twinight
New York at Chicago, night
Washington at Baltimore, night

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