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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Saturday, June 7, 1969

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Challenges Pete
Ro zelle's decision
NEW YORK (N) - Broadway Joe Namath, the $100,000-a-
year quarterback of the champion New York Jets, said yes-
tesday that he was quitting football because of an ultimatum
to sell his interest in a swinging midtown lounge or face
suspension.
The 26-year-old star of the Super Bowl champions, said
he was told by authorities that his place-Bachelors III-
was being used by bookmakers and he was warned by pro
football Commissioner Pete Rozelle to get rid of his interests
within two days. Suspension
was the alternative.
"It was the toughest decision
I've ever had to make," said Na-
{./rmath, tears trickling down his
face at an emotional press con-
ference at Bachelors III.
"It's a matter of principle. So
I quit. I'm retiring-finished."
Asked if his differences with
Rozelle could be resolved, Namath
replied,"I hope so. The last thing
<.I want to do is quit football."
Three other first stringers of
.' the Jets, the American Football
League champions who upset the
heavily-favored champion Balti-
more Colts of the National Foot-,
ball League in the Super B o w 1
last January, said they also would
quit if their swashbuckling team-
*mate was through.
They are George Sauer, the all-
AFL split end, defensive b a c k
Jim Hudson and tight end Pete
Lammons. All are Texans.
"I talked to Joe," said Sauer.
"I told him he would have c o m-
pany. He explained the w h o l e
story. I believe in him all t h e
way. He's justified."

daily
sports
NIGHT EDITOR:
JIM FORRESTER
Rozelle said Namath, who had
given indications of retiring be-
fore because of gimpy knees and
movie offers, had until F r i d a y'
night to unload his one-third in-
terest in the bistro at 62nd St.
and Lexington Ave.
The commissioner said Namath
had been warned repeatedly about
the "undesirable background and
habits" of certain persons f r e -
quenting the establishment.
Rozelle said he was surprised
by Namath's announcement. He
said he was told Thursday night
by the player's lawyer that his in-
terests were in the process of be-
ing sold and that it would be ac-
complished by 10 a.m. Friday.
But Thursday night, N a m a t h
hastily arranged for a press con-
ference for 9:30 a.m.
He showed up a half hour late,
strolling into the narrow room
jammed with about 200 persons
including newsmen,. television and
radio personnel and a few mini-
skirted girls who were attracted
by the hubub outside and inside
the spot.
Asked if Namath now was su-
spended, Rozelle, at a press con-
ference, replied: "No, he's not
suspended. If he wants to recon-
sider, I will be happy to talk to
him privately."
Rozelle's point was that Namath
had declined to sell and had an-
nounced his retirement.

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A's rookie downs Tigers, 5-3;
Orioles continue Iistering pae

By The Associated Press
DETROIT - Bert Campanerisj
ripped three hits and scored three
times and rookie Gene Tenace hit'
his first major league homer for
the decisive run as the Oakland
A's downed the Detroit Tigers 5-3
last night.
Another rookie. George Lauze-
rique, 2-0. who hurled a five-hit- ,
ter in his first start last week, gave
up only five hits before Norm
Cash's two-run homer with one
out in the eighth drove him out.
Rollie Fingers saved the victory,
only the third in nine games for
the A's. Detroit has lost four of
five.
Tenace's homer, his second hit,
came in the fourth inning against
Earl Wilson, 4-5, and gave Oak-
land a 4-1 lead.
BALTIMORE - Unbeaten Dave
McNally pitched a four-hitter and
notched his eighth victory as the
Baltimore Orioles continued their

Dick Schofield drilled a ground ering two-out homer in the bot-
rule double off reliever Moe Dra- tom half.

bowsky with one out in the 11tH
and Jones followed with a blast
into the right field pavilion for
his second homer of the season.
The loss. was the eighth for the
Royals in their last nine games.
Kansas City knocked out Red
Sox ace Ray Culp and took a 2-1
lead in the top of the 10th. But
George Scott tied it with a tow-

Culp, seeking to become the first
10-game winner in the majors, al-
lowed four hits until the 10th,
when the Royals filled the bases
with none out on singles by Mike
Fiore and Joe Foy and Ed Kirk-
patrick's safe bunt. Jerry Adair
broke the 1-1 tie with a two-out
single off reliever Sparky Lyle.
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Pi ce sli9lit favorite
lowinTrpleCrown
NEW YORK (A-) - Unbeaten "I don't think so," insists El-
Majestic Prince, fit and fattened liott Burch, the Yale-educated
again, goes for racing's coveted trainer of the Rokeby Stable's
Triple Crown today as an uneasy Virginia colt. "It's true that horses
6-5 favorite over two tough rivals are like people. They know when

blistering pace with a 5-1 decision and a trio of outsiders in the 101st
over the Seattle Pilots .last night. Belmont stakes.

Frank Robinson and Paul BlairI
each drove in a pair of runs as the
Orioles rapped out 10 hits and won
for the 19th time in their last 22
games.
McNally, who has won 10
straight dating back to last sea-
son and is 22-2 since the 1968
All-Star Game, pitched his first
complete game since May 15.
The Seattle run was unearned,
with Tommy Harper scoring in
the sixth on a balk after reaching
base on an error by left fielder
Don Buford. Robinson, who was
thrown out of the game after
disputing a strike call in the sev-
enth, drove in the first run off
loser Gary Bell, 2-6 with a first
inning sacrifice fly and hit his
14th homer in the third.
Red SOX Poll

The chief rivals are Virginia-
bred Arts and Letters, second by
a lunging neck and a head to the
red California cannonball in the
Kentucky Derby and Preakness,
8-5 in the early probable odds, and
stretch-driving Dike, 2-1.
The longshots, in the rugged
1 m n iles test apparently just for
exposure, are Rooney's -Shield,
20-1; Distray, 20-1, and Prime
Fool, 30-1.
The smallest Belmont field since
1957 will go to the post at 4:37
p.m. EST before an expected Bel-
mont Park crowd of some 55,000
plus millions watching on tele-
vision. CBS will air the event be-
tween 4 and 5 p.m.
The third jewel in the Triple
Crown series for 3-year-olds poses
a number of interesting questions
and possibilities.

Out! Don Kessinger puts the tag on Bob Tolan

MAJOR LEAGUE STANDINGS Cubs win slgfest, 14 8

they win and lose. I don't think
my horse knew he lost to Prince
in the Preakness--it was that
close.
"Anyhow, I ran him in the
Metropolitan last week just to
give him confidence. The Prince is
a big animal. Arts and Letters is
small. The Prince may not let
him by."
"It's not a matter of letting
him," countered the famed Johnny
Longden, who trains the Prince
for Canadian multi-millionaire
Frank McMahon. "Arts and Let-
ters can't pass my horse."
Bill Hartack will take Majestic A'
Prince out of the No. 3 post when
Frank McMahon's unbeaten colt
tries for his 10th victory-one
that would make him the first
winner of the three big races
I since Citation in 1948.
Arts and Letters, who could be-
come the first horse ever to fin-.
ish second in all the Triple Crown
races, will leave from the No. 1
post under Braulio Baeza and Ed-
die B 4monte will take out of the
No. 5 gate.
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AMERICAN LEAGUE
East Division

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Bear Bryant
saddened by
Joe's action
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (R) - Ala-
bama football Coach Paul Bryant
said he called New York J e t s
quarterback Joe Namath yester-
day and "begged him not to re-
tire."
"Since he had, IVhate it," Bry-
ant said, "because he is the great-
est. Whatever lhe does, I hope it
turns out best for him."
During his college days, Bry-
ant called Namath "the greatest
individual athlete I have seen."
Namath was disciplined by Bry-
ant several times and suspended
from the team in the late stage
of the 1963 season. Namath sat
out the 1964 Sugar Bowl game
because of the suspension.
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West of Arborland

Baltimore
Boston
Detroit
Washington
New York
Cleveland
Minnesota
Oakland
Chicago
Seattle
Kansas City'
California

W L
37 15
32 18
26, 22
28 28
25 28
15 31
West Divisio11
28 21
25 2
21 24
2Z 26
22 29
16 32

Pct.
.712
.640
.542
.500
.472
.226

GB
4
9
11
19
2
5
511
7
11

Chicago
xNew York
Pittsbur-gh
St. Louis
xPhiladelphia
xMontreal

East Division
W L
36 16
25 23
25 .26
25 2'7
a 18 28
11 35
West: Division

Pct.
.692
.521.
.494
.481
.391
.239

GB
9
11
15
22

.571
.521
.467
.468
.431
.333

Yesterday's Results
Washington 1, Minnesota 0
Cleveland 8, California 3
New York 3, Chicago 2
Boston 4, Kansas City 2, 11 inn.
Oakland 5, Detroit 3
Baltimore 5, Seattle 1
Today's Games
Washington at Minnesota
Oakland at Detroit
California at Cleveland
Seattle at Baltimore, night
Chicago at New Yorke
Kansas City at Boston

Atlanta 30x19 .612 -
xLos Angeles 28 21 .571 r
Cincinnati 26 21 .553.
xSan Francisco 26 23 .531t
Houston 25 30 .455
xSan Diego 24 30 .444
x-Late game not included.
Yesterday's Results
Montreal at Los Angeles, ine.
New York at San Diego, inc.
Philadelphia at San Francisco, inc.
Atlanta 3, Pittsburgh 1
St. Louis 6, Houston 3
Chicago 14, Cincinnati 8
Today's Games
Cincinnati at Chicago
Pittsburgh at Atlanta
St. Louis at Houston, night
New York at San Diego, night
Montreal at Los Angeles, night
Philadelphia at San Francisco

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4
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It,

CHICAGO (A)-Ernie Banks
and Billy'Williams each smash-
ed a three-run homer to launch
the rampagingt Chicago Cubs to
a 14-8 victory over the Cincin-
nati Reds and their seventh
straight triumph yesterday.
Ken Holtzman scored his
sixth straight victory and be-
came the league's first nine-
game winner, but he 'had to be
bailed out of a, three-run Cin-
cinnati sixth by Phil Regan who
got three outs on three pitches.
Don Young led off a four-run
Cub fourth as Chicago boosted
its lead to 10-1.
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Tony Cloninger, first of five
Cincinnati pitchers, was tagged
for Banks' three-run homer in
the first and Williams' three-
run blast -in the third.
The big blow in Chicago's
four-run fourth against relievers
Jack Fisher and Bill Short was
a two-run single by Jim Hich-
man.

BOSTON - Dalton Jones slam- Has Arts and Letters cultivated
med a two-run homer in the 11th a runner-up complex after finish-
inning last night, giving the Bos- ing a close second to Majestic
ton Red Sox a 4-2 victory over the Prince in both the Derby and
Kansas City Royals. Preakness?

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