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Sunday, September 14, 1969

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Seven

Sunday, September 1 4, 1969 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven

t h e c l i i l
Bill Cusumano _ ___
JV1Iule(Ireamntg
I reazed that...
The Jets defensive line should give O. J. Simpson a few
lessons today. Allie Sherman deserved to get canned long before
Friday. Football will at least be a cleaner game when it is
played on Tartan Turf. o. J. Simpson should give the Southern
Cal publicity department 10 per cent of his contract.
Walter Alston's move of making Ted Sizemore a second
baseman shows why he is a major league manager and
Moby Benedict isn't. A Met victory over the Orioles in the
World Series would give Baltimore fans a complex about
New York. Houston general manager Spec Richardson must
cry everytime he thinks about Rusty Staub and Donn Clen-
dennon.
Professional athletics is a pretty rotten business when a team
has to lure Spencer Haywood out of college in defiance of all
accepted rules and ethics. Connie Hawkins will destroy any for-
ward who tries to stop him this season. Lew Alcindor will get
his cookies crunched by Wilt Chamberlain in their first regular
reason encounter. Michigan has recruited its finest freshmen
basketball team since the days of Cazzie Russell.
Wood Hayes will probably go insane if Ohio State loses
a game. All of Woody's opponents will probably go insane
just thinking about playing Ohio State. Every reporter in
the country will probably go insane if they have to put up
with Woody in another undefeated season. Every fan in the
country will go insane just from hearing about Ohio State.
Sports Illustrated's for for that matter anyone's) all-time
college team is a farce; players just can't be compared. Baseball
is obviously a dull game when Oakland can't draw more than
1,700 for a home game. The Tigers have played just as good as
they did last year, only the Orioles have been super. Tommie
Agee is not only the comeback player of the year but the Most
Valuable Player in the National League as well.
The Pistons better finish last so they can draft Pete Mara-
vich to replace Dave Bing. If the Pistons do finish last and draft
Pete Maravich Fred Zollner probably won't offer him enough
money. The Pistons will finish last, draft Pete Maravich, not
offer him enough money and lose him to the ABA.
The Big Ten ought to get rid of its idiot policy on bowls.
Allie Sherman will probably never join the Joe Namath Fan
Club. Met fans don't really love their team, just themselves.
I can't wait for the arrival of basketball season and excitement.
Fans at Yankee Stadium are going to miss Allie Sherman
when it comes time for choir practice. Yankee Stadium ought
to be torn down anyway. If the Dodgers had kept Frank Howard
they could be laughing their way to a pennant. Connie Hawkins
could make Phoenix a contender in the NBA. If Michigan only
would improve the food in the press box it would have the best
stadium in the country.
Anyone who doesn't pick Ohio State to win the Big Ten
is insane. Anyone who doesn't pick the Jets to win the AFL
is insane. Anyone who did pick the Mets to win the pennant
was insane. I'd hate to have to pay off any bets made on the
Mets this year. I wish I had placed a bet on the Mets this
year. For not placing a bet on the Mets I must be insane.
Athletics have begun to bore me and if I have to write
another column before Saturday I will go insane.
It also occurred to me today that the death of John Ben-
ington last week removed an expert and respected coach from
the basketball scene. I didn't know John Benington well and
so can't tell you what a great person he was personally.
However, I can tell you that he won a lot of games with
lesser players than his opponents possessed. His teams were
disciplined, aggressive and rarely made mistakes. He taught
tenacious defense, worked for the good shot on offense and made
it a successful formula.
Benington's style bored fans but it should have been ap-
preciated. It was the style of a technician, a man who was
a scientist of basketball. He lived basketball and apparently
lived it too much as he died an early death because of a heart
attack.
When winter rolls around and the hardwoods are put
to use once more, I'll miss him. I'll miss him because he was
a student of the game I love and because it was so hard to
beat him. Somehow the satisfaction is always greater
when victory is achieved over a tough opponent. John Ben-
ington was such an opponent and perhaps that is the great-
est compliment that I can pay him, for that was what he
wanted to be when he stepped on to a court.

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PITTSBURGH P - Ron Swo-
boda walloped his first major
league grand slam homer and Tom
Seaver became the second pitcher
in the major leagues to win 22
games as the sizzling New York
Mets defeated the Pittsburgh Pi-
rates 5-2 yesterday for their 10th
victory in a row.
The victory stretched New
York's National League East lead
to three full games over Chicago
which played a night game at St.
Louis.
Swoboda connected in t h e
eighth inning a fter Pittsburgh
starter Luke Walker walked Bud
Harrelson and Tommie Agee and
reliever Chuck Hartenstein issued
an intentional walk to Donn
Clendenon following a passed ball.
Swoboda, hitting a 1-0 pitch off
Hartenstein, drove a shot over the
left field wall, his seventh homer
of the year.
The Pirates took a 1-0 lead off
Seaver in the third on Willie Star-
gell's broken bat single after Fred
Patek walked, and went to second
on a sacrifice.
But the Mets tied it 1-1 in the
seventh when Al Weis drove in
Ed Charles who walked and went
to third on Jerry Grote's single.
Seaver, 22-7, struggled through-
out the game and was in trouble
with his wildness in the fifth
when, with two outs, Matty Alou
bounced a single over shoirt.
Seaver hit Alley with a pitch and
then uncorked a wild pitch as
Stargell struck out. But he got
' Roberto Clemente to force Star-
gell with a grounder to Weis at
second.
Seaver allowed six hits and tied
Detroit's Denny McLain for the:
most victories in the majors this
season.
Walker, 2-6, allowed only three
hits until Hartenstein relieved
him.

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TIGERS FLOP:

Baltimore halfway home

By The Asociated Pre s
The Baltimore Orioles didn't
play yesterday afternoon but
clinched the championship of the
American League's East Division
anyway.
That foregone conclusion camej
about when the defending world
champion Detroit Tigers lost to
Washington 11-6 and fell 18
games behind Baltimore.
Later, under the lights at Balti-
more, the Baltimore Orioles rap-
ped. out 15 hits and celebrated
their pennant witha 10-5 victory
over Cleveland.
"It's nice to have the race over
with,' said third baseman Brooks
Robinson's prior to last night's
game. "But we really haven't won
anything yet.'
Robinson referred to baseball's

-Associated Press

ialtimore's victory party

The Pirates' run in the third.
broke the Mets' pitching staff
scoreless run streak at 34 innings.
tiiers ble rit
WASHINGTON P,) --- Ken Mc-
Mullen hit a three-run h o m e r
and then singled in two more runs
later, leading Washington to a
11-6 victory over Detroit yester-
day, eliminating the Tigers from
the American League East race
and clinching the division. pen-
nant for Baltimore.
McMullen's home run climaxed

a five-run Washington burst in{
the fifth inning as the Senators
took a 5-2 lead.
But Willie Horton brought the
Tigers right back with his third
grand slam of the season follow-
ing three bases on balls in t h e
sixth inning. The homer was his
27th of the year.
Cubs Wulloic
ST. LOUIS - Joe Torre drove
in two runs with a bases-loaded
tie-breaking single as the St.
Louis Cardinals came from behind
with four runs in the eighth in-
ning and beat the floundering
Chicago Cubs 7-4 last night.
The defeat was the ninth in
10 games for the Cubs and drop-
ped them 3 ., games behind New
York in the National League East.
Reels close in

daily
sports
NIGHT EDITOR:
BILL DINER

club record of 100 victories, he won-lost record in baseball. Be-
added. "don't forget individual fore. when you had that, you
efforts. would go right into the World
Weaver, explaining the sub- Series.
dued atmosphere, said ' "there "Still, if the situation were re-
would have been a wild celebra- versed-and we had Minnesota's
tion if we had won on the last record-we'd be happy that we
day" were playing in divisions."
"But you can't say winning the The clubhouse was so quiet,
division doesn't mean anything," Boog Powell had to be cued to
he said. "There's no way you can i s s u e halfhearted "Whoopee."
get into the series without win- Even a hot foot Powell tried to
ning the division. Just ask those give a television producer w e n t
guys in the National League. awry when a newspaper photog-
"We're just in an unfortunate rapher took a picture and gave
spot because we have the best the plot away.
r HE ISON. WILLIAMI G. MILLIKEN
Office of Governor
Lansing, Michigan
Dear Sir:
The Governor's Commission for Educational Reform
must now decide whether the churches will be taxed for
the benefit of the people, or whether the people will be
taxed for the benefit of the churches. For too many years
the churches with their riches, revenues and immunities have
been moving with increasing momentum to a point of col-
lision with America's poor. That point ha sbeen reached.
In his book, "The Religion Business" (John Knox
Sres), author Alfred Balk quotes a prominent churchman:
When one rtiemnbers that churches pay no in-
heriiance ia (churches do not die) thai churches
Ina oi li and operate business and be exempt from the
52 per cent corporate incone tax, and that real prop-
erty used for church purposes (uhich in sonie states
are most generously cotistrued) is tax exempt, it is
not unreasonable to prophesy that with reasonably
/>rudent ntanaigement, the churches ought to be able
/o control the whole economy of the nation within
the /relictable fut/ure.
--Dr. Eu gene Carson Blake
General Secretar,
World Council of Churches;
Former Stated Clerk,
('nited Presbyterian Church
In the U.S.A.
Will the Governor's Commission reveal the truth or
will the people again be denied the facts?
WALTER BRAUNINGER

Major League Standings

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Eastern Division
11' 1.
Bai ttimore l t45
Detroit 82 63
Boston 78 66
Washington . 76 0
New York 71 71
Cleveland 57 89
Western ivision
Minnesota 87 57
Oakland 79 64
California 61 80
Kansas City 5 0 84
Chicago 56 86
Seattle 56 86

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Eastern Division
1% LI Pe
ewv York 88 57 .6
hicago 85 61 .5
t. L ouis 77 68 .5
ltlsburgli 76 67 .5
Philadelphiia 57 85 A(
ion irea -5 110 .3
West Division
Atlanta 80 65 .3
incinnati 78 64 .5
an Francisco 79 66 .5
os Angeles 77 65 .5
(oustonl 75 67 .5
an Diego 45 99 .3
Xesterdav's Results
C'hicago -4, St. Louis 7
Montreal at Philadelphia, inc.
New York 5. Pittsburgh 2
Cincinnati 6, San Francisco 4
Houston at Atlanta. inc.
San Diego at Los Angeles, ine.
Todlay's Games
Montreal at Philadelphia
New York at Pittsburghi
Chicago at St. Loui,
Houston at Atlanta
San Diego at Los nogle
Cincinnati at San Francisco

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new divisional setup which will
require playoffs befoi'e league
champions will qualify for the
Woild Series.
"We've already made a little
money." Robinson said of the
$5,000 guarantee per player for
winning the division. "But that
won't mean as much as getting
into the series.".
Earl Weaver, in his first full
season as a major league manager,
emphasized the importance of
winning the division but, he too,
fell 'into the "half-pennant" feel-
ing.
"Congratulations." he wrote on
the clubhouse blackboard. "One-
half way home. Champagne to-
night.'
Then, as a footnote to players'
who already have set a Baltimore

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S testerdas Rtesults
Bostoni5. Newi York2
Cleveland 5. lalitiore 10
Washington 11, Detroit 6
California at Seattle, ?. inc.
Kansas City 1, Minnesota 0
Oakland 4. Chicago 0, 10 inn.
Today's Games
California at Seattle
Kansas City at Minnesota
Oakland at Chicago, ?
Cleveland at Baltimore
Detroit at Washington
Bioston at New York

SAN FRANCISCO - Lee May's
two-run homer in the eighth in-
ning snapped a tie and sent the
Cincinnati Reds to a 6-4 victory I
over the San Francisco Giants!
yesterday.
The victory put Cincinnati inI
second place in the tight'National
League West pennant race pend-
ing the outcome of front-running'
Atlanta's night game with Hous-
toi. The Giants fell to third-one
game behind the Braves.
May's homer, his 36th of the
season came after Johnny Bench
led off the eighth with a walk off
Gaylord Perry, 17-13.

Scores

W'sterii.Mich. 2-4, Central Mich. 10
North. Mich. 24, North. Iowa 14
Defiance 40, Hope, Mich. 7
West Virginia 57, Cincinnati 11
Montana 24, North Dakota 10
Akron 52, Butler 0i
Georgetown 21, Eemiory & Henry 13
Villanova 41, West Chester 14
Mliami, Ohio 35, Xavier 7
Kent State 24, Dayton 14
Wichita State 17, Utah State 7
Drake 24, Louisville 24
St. Norbert's, Wis., 27, St. Thomas 6
St. John's, Minn., 14, St. Cloud, Mitn.
13
Sc our 14, Super ;
Whitewater 36, Stevens Point 5
:Monmouth 20, Lawrence 18
Ripon 19, Beloit 0

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