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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Slugger
By ROBIN WRIGHT Astros w
"I was ready to sign. of high
afraid tb
"Besides, the offer was real my pock
hard to turn down."
Quote Elliott Maddox, Michigan howo
outfielder, Big Ten batting champ, school s
winner of the Ray L. Fisher Most n't ask
Valuable Player Award and num-
ber one draft choice of the Detroit
Tigers.
One of four Wolverines drafted,
Maddox is the only one so far to
sign a professional contract. Steve
Evans, Dave Renkiewicz, and Jack
Hurley-all pitchers-were also
tabbed .by major league clubs.
"Don Lund, former Michigan
baseball coach, has been following
me since I was in high school.
They're part of the reason I came'
to Michigan," explained Maddox.
"The Tigers told me during the
season they were interested and
would draft me first if no else
took me."
Although he will remain a full-
time student Maddox explained x >,
his decision to sign instead of
playing ball for the Michigan
team.
"Under the present draft system
the longer you wait to sign, the
harder it is to sign with the team
you want and for the money you
want.
"You can be in a bad position if
you don't sign until you're a, sen-..
ior.
"The team has you right where
they want you. That's your last .
chance. You're stuck with the
team that drafts you.
"Besides, each year the money
offers get smaller, unless you get
a whole lot better. And you can't
get much better than batting
champion. JACK
With a season average of .393, head
Maddox ran away with the Big start
Ten crown. He also led the team from
with 16RBI's, three home runs, errati
and seven doubles,
"I didn't sign with the Houston Africa,

Maddox signs

Tiger

when they drafted me out
school because I was
,hat with all that money in
ket I'd never go to school.
I have a chance to finish
and play pro ball. I could-
for any more.
daily
ports
NIGHT EDITOR:
PHIL BROWN

"I've. always been a Yankee fan,
so I guess you might say I had
a preference. But Detroit's fine
with me.
"It really didn't make much
difference. I'm not really choosy."
Maddox leaves today for a two
week training program with'fellow
rookies in Lakeland, Fla.
Pitcher Steve Evans is another
Wolverine draftee. With a four
win and four loss season record,
he was number one draft choice
of the St. Louis Cardinals. "Iiter-
ested," he is "waiting for that
phone call."
Due to the illness of the St.
Louis business manager, a con-
tract has? not been negotiated.
Evans was another drafted out
of high school by the Astros, but

've always been a Yankee fan,s
might say I had a preference, but D
fine with me. It really didn't make mu
ference-I'm not real choosy."
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contract
overall pitching record, Hurley
also finished the season hitting
.400.
s0 yOu "Maddox's signing is going to
letroit' S leave us one more man short, just
like Zahn's signing with the Dodg-
ch dif- ers did last season," commented
Michigan assistant coach Dick
Honig.
: "I sort of figured Maddox would
sign; I wasn't really surprised, but
1 school by I was still disappointed.
ir his sophl- ' "The pros always look for four
icago White things - speed, arm strength,
ed the sea- ability to make contact with the
1 five losses. ball, and hitting power. Maddox
itcher, Jack possesses all four, and to a pretty
been draft- good degree.
rs. He could "I think he has the ability to
omment. make it if he's willing to work
nd four-loss for it."

decided to begin college before
taking up pro ball seriously.
Dave Renkiewicz, another Wol-
verine pitcher, "has heard through
the grapevine" that he has been
drafted, but hasn't been notified
by the team.
Renkiewicz left Tuesday for
South Dakota to play in the Ba-
sin league.,

Drafted out of high
the Cardinals, and 'aft(
omore year by the Chi
Sox, Renkiewicz finish
son with five wins and
A third Michigan pi
Hurley, has reportedly
ed by the Detroit Tiger
not be reached for c
With a three-win ar

TEE-OFF TODAY:
ayer omps pas icaus into

ROCHESTER, N.Y. OP)-South"
Africa's Gary Player threw down
the gauntlet to favorite Bill Cas-
per while the stock of Jack Nick-
laus and Arnold Palmer dipped
yesterday on the eve of the 68th
U.S. Open golf championship.
"I think I can win it," .said
Player, the calculating little in-
ternationalist from Johannesburg,
South Africa, who feeds on
bananas, raisins and sub-70
rounds.
I've refound that putting touch
that deserted me in the Masters."
"It's Gary's kind of course-
and mine, too," acknowledged
Casper, after he and Palmer had
teamed for a nine-hole final tune-
up over the relatively short but
exacting Oak Hill Country Club
course.1.
"This is not a course that can
be overpowered. You have to out-

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think and outsmart it. Ben Ho-
gan would do great here. So should
Player." 1
Player, 33, who has won every
major professional crown and
captured the Open in 1965 at St.
Louis, moved into the No. 2 fa-
vorite's spot on the strength of
two brilliant sub-par rounds in
practice.

He fired a P3 over the 6,962-
yard, par 70 layout Friday and on
Tuesday, in the last full day of
serious practice, rposted a 67. No
one has been close to those
figures.
Player is rated a 7-1 choice,
followed by the defending cham-
pion, Nicklaus, and Tom Weis-
kopf, 8-1; Palmer, Roberto De-

-Associated Press
NICKLAUS, defending U.S. Open champ, checks over the
of Arnold Palmer's driver as the two prepare for todfy's
of the 68th Open. Both the golf greats have been dropped
the list of pre-tourney favorites, Nicklaus beca se of his
i drives and Palmer because of a nagging hip injry. South
's Gary Player shares the favorites' role with Billy Casper.

TheSalt Min1d
by Rob Saltzstein
I'm a graduating senior and I find myself in deep trouble.
English 407, a microscopic study of English grammar ,has reared
Its syntactic structures in armed force against me. After six
weeks in the coupe the enemy has me on the ropes.
As helpless as Prometheus bound to Mount Caucasus, I see
an army of grammarians rip' at my side, tearing out old and
tired adverbs and replacing them with substantives. "Trans-
formational surgery" it is called and now I am no longer sure
what a common old noun is.
The ary that opposes me is a formidable one and has
its own hierarchy of leadership. Chief and Commander of
the enemy forces is General Noam (no noun) Chomsky.
Ten years ago he was a nothing (comparatively speak-
Ing); today he is considered to be the master linguist in
the world. An anarchist in every sense of the word, he has
completely rebelled fr6m the traditional grammarian camp
and circulated a theory called "Transformational Gram-
mar." In another ten years it is possible that his theory
will, like the new math, be a ritual learned by every Amer-
Sean school boy.
Speaking with God-like authority, Chomsky, with ambrosic
overtones, has declared that "every sentence consists of a noun
phrase plus a verb phrase." The world rejoices at this discovery
and the proletariat, in general, gawks at the majesty of this
statement.
Others in the linguistical high command include such legen-
Jdary souls as Roberts, Gleason, Pike, Thomas, Allen and Stage-
berg. There are many more, of course, but like the above men-
tioned immortals they are too distinguished to need naming.
That I have been wounded goes without saying. Three
weeks into the course a barrage of phonemes and mor-
phemes buried me. I tried to fight back and called in some
"no doz" pills but two days ago I was flattened by a trans-
formational flank attack.
Grenades of Immediate Constituents gunned me down
from the sides while a new super weapon, the supra-seg-
)uental phoneme, exploded over my head. Suddenly out of
nowhere, tree diagrams emerged where before there had
been no trees that I could see, much less climb.
And as if this was not force enough, the primeval structural
grammarian reared his maze-like head with a brief but decisive
sneak appearance. Out of the dust he roared, with no warning
of his coming.
As final exams approach the enemy only grows stronger.
Latest reports from intelligence indicate infiltrators of relative
clauses, negative transformations, and prepositional phrases
into the ranks of the enemy.
The enemy has even planted spies within the classroom.
Thirty-five girls outnumber boys seven to one and these
girls study day and night. They study on the way to class,
they study in class, they probably even go over formulas in
' teIWr sleep. I am sure they have been put there by the enemy
for they cry defeat but walk home with an "A" every day.
Psychological warfare, that's what it is.
I have no plans to return to Ann Arbor next term but
Intend to flee to California or Hawaii with my degree in reserve.
That is, if an honorable peace can be reached and I am
even willing to bicker about what the word honorable means.
I am prepared to negotiate unconditionally, to swallow my pride
and to form a coalition, even as the bombing continues to be
escalated without mercy.
TVRENTALS

Major League Standings

A.1ERICAN LEAGUE
W L Pet.

Detroit
Baltimore
Ceveland
Mfiniesota
Oakland
Boston
New York
Chicago
Ca lornia
Washington

38
32
33
28
27
26
26
24
25
24

20
24
26
30
29
28
32
30
32
32

.655
.571
.559
.483
.482
.491
.448
.444
.439
.429

GB
5
51q
10
10
10
12
12
12
13

NATIONAL LEAGUE
W L Pct. GB
St. Louis 35 24 .593 -
San Francisco 32 27 .542 3
xLos Angeles 32 28 .533 3'
Atlanta 30 27 .52P 4
Cincinnati 28 28 .500 5
Chicago 28 29 .491 6
Philadelphia 25 26 .490 6
xNew York 126 29 ,473 7
Houston 23 32 .418 10
Pittsburgh 22 31 .415 10
x-Late game not included
Yesterday's Resuts
thicago 4, Cincinnatit1
san~ FrancisCo 4, Pittsburgh 2
Atlanta 7, St. Louis 1
Houston at Philadelphia rain
new York at Los Angeles, inc..
Today's Games
Cincinnati at Chicago
Pittsburgh at SaLn Francisco
Houston at Philadelphia, night
St. Louis at Atlanta, night
Only games scheduled

Braves swap loninger for
Reds' veteran hurler Pappas
CINCINNATI WP) - Cincinnati Kennedy's funeral was delayed
and Atlanta exchanged hurlers and Pappes told Reds' officials
Milt Pappas and Tony Cloninger that players would rather not play
Tunesday in a six-man. deal that Saturday night. Management felt
both teams feel will bolster their differently.
pitching staffs especially. C 1 o n i n g e r, 27, topped the
The Reds also sent reliever Ted Braves' staff in 1965 when he won
Davidson and infielder Bob John- 24 games and from 1964-67 he
son to the Braves for reliever Clay amassed a total of 57 victories.
Carroll and infielder Woody He said he was looking to be trad-
Woodward. ed, as he had not been used much
"We're pleased with the trade in Atlanta.
and feel both Cloninger and Car- Carroll, 27, the Braves' top re-
roll will be a tremendous asset liever in 1966 when he appeared
to our pitching staff," said Reds' in a record j73 contests, said he
General Manager Bob Howsam. expected to be traded and he
Braves' Vice President Paul would "rather be oaver there
Richardg asserted that "you al- pitching Cincinnati than sitting
ways get a sinking feeling when around here (Atlanta)."
you trade a fellow like Cloninger.
However, we, feel this trade will
help us. As I've said many times, W ELCOME
you have to give up good players
to gat good players." STUDENTS !
Pappas ran into a dispute with
Cincinnati management following S DISTINCTIVE COLLEGIATE
the slaying of U.S. Sen. Robert And Women-
Kennedy and eided up announc- OPEN b DAYS
ing last Saturday his resignation THE DASCOLA ARBERS
as Cincinnati player representa- Near Michigan Theatre
tive. Near___Michigan___Theatre __

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Yesterday's Results
Oakland 7, Cleveland 0
Detroit 2, Minnesota I
California at Boston, rain
Chicago at New York, rain
Baltimore at ashingtop rain
Today's Games
Minnesota at Detroit
Oakland at Cleveland
California at Boston
Only games scheduled

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