Saturday, August 31, 1968 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Tiers stretch league lead
as Freehan, Northrup star
Diversified Daily sports staff:
Wit, tears, angerT, joy, and pizza
By DOUG HELLER
Assoe Sprt Editr
DETROIT-Earl Wilson walkedc
out to the mound promptly at 8
Sp.m. last night, and the Baltimore
Orioles were dead.
It was that simple.
.All Wilson did was stifle the
Orioles with a four hitter and
drive in four runs on a homer
and a single in a 9-1 triumph that
was reminiscent of his great sea-
son in 1967.
The vlctory boosted the.
American Leaue lead to
games and reduced their
SAN FRANCISCO (i)-Super-
star Rick Barry can play basket-
ball for the Oakland Oaks after
Sept. 30, the Superior Court ruled
It held out the possibility, how-
ever, that he might later have to
pay up to $356,000 damages 'to
the rival San Francisco Warriors.
Tehe complicated litigation had
S quit the Warriors of the National
Basketball Association at the end
of the 1967 season and signed
with the Oaks of the American
Basketball Association. The court
forced him to sit out last season.
Warrior owner Franklin Mieuli
explained that it was too late for
'an appeal to prevent Barry play-
ing for the Oaks in the upcoming
Judge Carpeneti upheld the
validity of the National Basket-
ball Association contracts with
the contro'yersial option clause.
'T'h nptinn expnires Set. 30.
number1 icombination of Oriole
lo se an Detroit wi sneeded to
|The Tigers threatened but could
:not score in the first .inning. But
in the second, Bill Freehan was
hit by a pitch for the 23rd time
Sis year and Tommy Matchick
|ined a single to right field.
SWith two outs, Wilson allowed
the count to reach 2-2 without
Tom Phoebus hung a curve and
Wilson parked it ten rows deep in
''the left field bleachers.
,Baltimore never recovered.
CRUSHER IN THIRD
In the third, Detroit came back
with a five run inning for the
With one out Jim Northrup
punched a soft line drive to left
and legged it out for a double.
Willie Horton walked on a 3-21
pitch, and Norm Cash doubled to
left center scoring 'Northrup,
knocking out Phoebus, and bring-
ing in Gene Brabender.
IPreehan followed with a fly to
deep center which Don Buford got
a glove on, but couildn't hold, as
he crashed into the screen. Be-
cause the runners had to hold
awaiting -a possible cateh, only
Cash was able to score on the
Matchick received an inten-
tional pass to load the bases for:
the slumping' Don Wert, but Wert
defeated the strategy with a two
runsinletoigh. henh Wisn
also with a single.
MVeanwhile, Wilson was breezing
along against a tight ,Baltimore
that was desperate for the win in
order to keep its pennant hopes
alive. He struck out two in the
first and two in the second, and
retired the first 11 men in a row
before Frnk Robinson got an in-
In fact, during the whole game,
Baltimore never managed a real
threat, their only run coming on a
sixth inning home run by Buford.
Detroit countered this feeble
effort with a single by.Dick Mc-
Auliffe, a sacrifice by Mickey
Stanley, and a single by Northrup
in the eighth inning.
Wilson, in recording his twelfth
win against 11 losses, gave the
.Tiger bullpen plenty of badly
needed rest. Actually, no Tiger re-
liever even threw a warm-up
pitch during the course of the
By FRED LaBOUR
"Tis the rare sport indeed that
increases not man's curious and
peculiar intellect along with his
Lots of times sports stink.
I mean, doesn't it seem to you
that they appeal to the basest of
human emotions, that they are
merely trivia contests for cretins,
and. that they are hopelessly an-
achronistic, irrelevant and stupid?
Who could possibly give enough of
a damn about sports to even waste
a second of time in their behalf?
Who could be that stupid?
The Daily sports staff.
The Daily sports staff spends a
considerable amount of Its time
recording sports, writing sports,
editing sports, and watching
They travel around the country
each year faithfully following
Wolverine teams, be they com-
posed of puckster, tanker, or cag-
er. They Interview some famous
people like Johnny McKay and
Lew Alcindor, and some obsure,
people like Chris Mack and Cor-'
Epvery night they supu ut two
that giv,e the most complete cov-
erage anywhere of Wolverine
sports, along with a generous dose
of state, national, and Interna-
Some of them love sports, some
of them hate sports, some of them
don't think about it.
They don't think sports are
much of an end in themselves, but.
rather a means. A means of get-
ting to know some of the most
creative and interesting people
around. A means of carving some
small personal place in this 'pre-
ponderous sun of a university.
A means of getting past the
junk they tell you In the booklets
and into the guts of the Univer-
sity, where the decisions, the
TIGER CATCHER BILL FREEHAN slides home with the seventh Detroit run as Oriole backstop Elrod
Hendricks makes a vain attempt to block him. Don Wert's single drove Freehan across during the
five-run third inning barrage.
Detroit has now won seven of dians a 3-2 victory over New York
13 decisions with Baltimorp this and a split of their doubleheader
year and Wilson has been the with the Yankees.
winning pitcher in four of them. Fritz Peterson blanked the In-.
* * * dians 1-0 on four hits in the first
By The Associated Press game.
Indians Split In that game, Peterson, (8-9),
raLEELN~n Alvis in of the first ining an thien set
race hoe onMaxthe Indians down in order until
field roller in the 10th innin g last Alvis blooped a single to left lead-
night, giving the Cleveland In- ing off the sixth.
I Major League Standings
NEW YORK -- Tom Seaver
Seaver, had retired the first,
21 batters before Orlando Cepeda
looped a double to right field'
leading off the eighth inning.
Art Shahnsky had climaxed a
Cards' starter Neson Briles wth
a grand slam home run in the
fifth Inning as New York staked
Seaver, 13-9, to a big lead.
disasters, and occassional humor
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