Page 8-Wednesday, December 6, 1978-The Michigan Daily
SALARY HIGHEST IN BASEBALL:
By The Associated Press
ORLANDO, Fla. - Pete Rose ended
his madcap free agent sweepstakes
yesterday by signing with the
Philadelphia Phillies for a reported $3.2
million covering four years, making
him the game's highest paid player.
He insisted that he took less money
than offered by Atlanta, St. Louis, Pit-
tsburgh, and Kansas City. Rose chose a
team on which he has close friends,
Larry Bowa, Greg Luzinski and Mike
THE 37-YEAR-OLD Rose flew to the
winter baseball meetings here when he
told a jam-packed news conference his
free agent odyssey accomplished all his
By choosing the Phillies, National
League East champions, the 12-time
All-Star infielder-outfielder, landed
with a contender, remained in conten-
tion for the league's all-time hit lead
held by Stan Musial, and became the
highest-paid player in baseball.
R ose, who played out his option after
16 years with the Cincinnati Reds, will
switch from third to first base with the
Phillies, who already have Gold Glove
third baseman Mike Schmidt.
ONLY LAST Thursday, Rose had
eliminated the Phillies and their 2.2
million bid from the sweepstakes and
left the previously-mentioned four
teams in the running. But one by one,
those teams were ruled out on Monday,
and Philadelphia resurfaced when they
added a year to the pact and raised the
total to $3.2 million with certain incen-
! think I'm more happy
than he is. Imagine play-
ing 162 games alongside
a guy you idolized your
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said, half-joking, "If I change my mind
on the plane going home, can I come
THE PHILADELPHIA players had
mixed reactions. Catcher Bob Boone,
who is in now for contract negotiations,
said he did not view Rose as the end- or
"As far as I'm concerned, no matter
what he (Rose) does, it won't make me
try harder or do any better."
Boone said he didn't resent the money
"The more he gets, more power to
him," said Boone, who once was a
player representative and still is a
member of the Players Association
"I THINK I'm more happy than he
is," said Phillies shortstop Larry Bowa.
"Imagine playing 162 games alongside
a guy you idolized your whole career."
But Richie Hebner, the Phillies' first
baseman who expects to be traded to
make way for Rose, admitted he is "a
little disappointed" about the prospect
of leaving the pennant contenders.
"Everybody keeps saying that Rose
is going to do it," Hebner said."I don't
know how one guy is going to do it. They
must think this guy walks on water. I
think they could win it with him, and I
think they could win without him."
PHILADELPHIA'S slugging out-,
fielder, Greg Luzinski, anticipates the
37-year-old Rose will be "a great ad-
dition to our ball club," and he also en-
visions keeping the hard-hitting Heb-
"If the Phillies move Hebner to
second, we could have one of the most
awesome offensive lineups in the major
leagues," Luzinski said.
"Things should be more exciting with
'Mr. Excitement,' " pitcher Christen-
son said. "He's earned it (the money)
the way he's played the game. I don't
care what he gets paid."
But maybe Dick Ruthven, who could
be the club's best pitcher, outfielders
Bake McBride and Jerry Martin might
have different thoughts when they
present their expired contracts to Car-
penter and Owens.
Barnes sinks Pistons
By JAMIE TURNER
Special to the Daily
PONTIAC-Former Detroit Piston Marvin "bad news" Barnes sank
two free throws with just 32 seconds left as Boston survived a frantic last half
minute to put away the Pistons 114-112 at the.Silverdome last night.
During the last two minutes, the two teams battled it out on even terms.
Billy Knight of the Celtics and Terry Tyler of the Pistons made two clutch
baskets apiece in the last two minutes to set up Barnes' winning points.
Twice in the last 15 seconds Detroit forced jump balls with tenacious
defense, but neither time the Pistons could get close-in shots to drop.
Boston player-coach Dave Cowens was furious after the game about the
two late jump balls. "I just can't believe that all those backcourt (calls)
were jump balls instead of fouls.
"They (the referees) made it awfully difficult for us to win the game."
The game was closely contested with neither team able to gain more
than a seven point lead. Boston was led by Knight with a game high 30 points
and second year man Cedric Maxwell added 25.
"Tonight we just could not put the ball down when we needed it," said a
tired Piston coach Dick Vitale. "It's just a matter of going down to the wire
with a bunch of inexperienced kids."
The Boston win was the Celtics third in a row, their longest winning
streak of the season and the sixth win in ten tries for player-coach Cowens.
The red-headed veteran added to his cause with 20 rebounds and 18 poin-
Leon Douglas and Tyler tied for Piston scoring honors with 24 before
10,000 fans. This marks the first time the Pistons ever played before that
many fans four home games in a row.
Karolyn Rose, Pete's wife, said Mon-
day night she never had seen her
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"I'm satisfied that we're working hard and
improving, but I want to compete for a national
title," commented Michigan wrestling coach Dale
Bahr, a former All-American high school wrestler
at Iowa Falls and NCAA champ in 1968 at Iowa State
in the 145 pound weight class, was an assistant coach
at Iowa State from 1974-78 before coming to
Bahr isn't satisfied at being one of the top fifteen
wrestling schools in the country, but he realizes it
takes time to build a program. "We have to work
real hard and recruit top high school kids. It might
take four to five years to be up there (one of the top
Bahr cannot just dwell on the future, since he has
to be concerned with this year's team. "I'm sure that
this year's team will be more exciting than last
year's team," said Bahr.
Leading the troops will'be senior Mark Churella,
possibly the finest wrestler that ever competed at
Michigan. Churella is a two-time NCAA champ and
was voted the outstanding wrestler in last year's
NCAA tournament, pinning Iowa's Bruce Kinseth in
the 150 pound final.
Churella has already won three tournaments
(Great Plains-freestyle, Southern Open and the Penn
State Invitational) this year, compiling a perfect 17-0
record. Bahr calls Churella, "a leader by example,"
who inspires the other wrestlers to work harder.
Steve Fraser, a 190 pound All-American, will help
lead the Wolverines. The junior placed sixth in the
nation at 177 last year. ,
Fraser has been almost as impressive as Churella
so far this year. He placed first in the Great Plains
Tournament and the Penn State Invitational and
second in the Southern Open in Chattanooga, Ten-
nessee. His record is presently 12-3.
Another veteran on the squad will be junior
heavyweight Steve Bennett. Bennett captured the top
spot in the Southern Open, and has compiled a 5-2
record thus far.
Bahr's main concern with this year's team is, its
inexperience. "We're starting four or five freshmen
in our lower weight classes. We'll be short on ex-
perience in our first four or five dual meets." i
The Wolverines do have a number of capable
freshmen, including 142 pounder John Beljan. Beljan
finished-second in the Penn State Invitational while
ending up fifth in the Southern Open.
Michigan will also be missing the services of two
freshmen as a result of injuries. Larry Haughan (134
pounder) has had his knee operated on and will be out
for the season. At 150 pounds, Nemir Nadhir will be
out for four to six weeks due to an ankle injury. Both
were two-time state champs from Michigan.
As a team, Michigan placed fourth in the eight
team Penn State Invitational. "That is one of the
toughest early tournaments," commented Bahr.
Michigan State won the tournament followed by
Auburn and Clarion State.
In dual meet competition, Michigan holds a one and
one record. The Wolverines dropped a 23-14 decision
to Michigan State but came back to down Brockport
State 21-12 in New York.
This weekend the wrestlers travel to Cleveland for
the Cleveland State Quadrangular meet. On their
way back they'll stop off for a dual meet with Kent
"They have some good wrestlers (Kent State) but
they're not quite as good as let's say Michigan,"
Michigan opens its home season on January 4
against Ohio University in the Track and Tennis
Building at 7:30.
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slammed home a three-punch com-
bination to rip a cut on Aldo Traver-
saro's forehead and stop the Italian in
the sixth round, retaining the World
Boxing Association's light heavyweight
championship last night.
The 30-year-old Traversaro, eight
years the champion's senior, was
holding his own when the end came.
Early in the sixth round, Rossman
slammed a hook to the body and
crashed another hook to the jaw. The
champion then landed several more
good hooks and, as Traversaro backed
away, Rossman let fly with a left hook,
a right hand and another hook to the
Blood gushed from the cut high above
Traversaro's right eye and referee
Jesus Solis of Venezuela stepped in and
stopped the fight at 1:18 of the round.
It was the first defense for Rossman
of the title he won last Sept. 15 when he
stopped Victor Galindez of Argentina in
the 13th round at New Orleans.
Most American fight fans knew little
of Traversaro, who is the European
champion. But one thing the crowd in
the Spectrum learned Tuesday night
that Traversaro came to fight.
Rossman, who weighed 171-four
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rounds which were fought mostly in
close quarters. Rossman, better known
as the Jewish Bomber, scored well with
both hands to the head of Traversaro,
1731/2, and cut the challenger above the
left eye in the first round.
But the tide turned in the third round
when Traversaro scored with solid
right hands on five separate occasions
and cut the champion under the left
eye. Early in the fourth round, Traver-
saro jolted Rossman with two right up-
percuts in the first minute, bloodied his
nose with a left hand and ripped home a
good right-left to'thie head with a minute
* * *
Michigan fared rather well in the
Associated Press' All American selec-
tions yesterday as quarterback Rick
Leach made the second team and five
of his teammates were honorable men-
tion selections. They were fullback and
co-captain Russell Davis, offensive
guard Jon Geisler, center Steve Nauta,
linebacker Ron Simpkins and defensive
back Mike Jolly.
The first team quarterback was Penn
State's Chuck Fusina. Joining him in
the backfield were Ted Brown of North
Carolina State, USC's Charles White
and Heisman Trophy winner Billy
OUTLAND TROPHY winner Greg
Roberts leads the offensive line. He is
paired with Pat Howell of USC. The
tackles are Kelvin Clark of Nebraska
and Penn State's Keith Dorney with
Jim Ritcher of North Carolina State as
the center. Clemson's Jerry Butler is
one wide receiver and SMU's Emanuel
Tolbert, the other. Michigan State's
Kirk Gibson is on the second team.
Two UCLA players lead the defense,
linebacker Jerry Robinson and defen-
sive back Kenny Easley. The Big Ten's,
only selection, Ohio State's Tom
Cousineau, joins Robinson, along with
Notre Dame's Bob Golic and John
Corker of Oklahoma State.
In the backfield with Easley are
Johnnie Johnson of Texas and Rich-
mond's Jeff Nixon.
On the defensive line are ends Hugh
Green nf Pittshrgh and Al Harris nf
Terry Harper a player-coach in the
Joining the Red Wings will be
towering defenseman Willie Huber,
Detroit's No. 1 draft choice last spring,
plus forwards Dan Bolduc and Mal
HARPER, 39, entered the season as
the oldest player in the National
Hockey League and will assist Coach
Larry Wilson of the Blues while taking
some ice turns. Going to Kansas City
with him are center Roland Cloutier
and right wing Fern LeBlanc.
Harper played every game last
season and had participated in
Detroit's first 21 this year until being
left behind on the club's last road trip.
Captain Dennis Hextall also did not
make the trip while the club tried to
make a deal for him.
"Time has caught up to Terry," the
Red Wings said in a release announcing
"Ted Lindsay and Bobby Kromm
both felt that they had to give some of
the young, good prospects a.look-see."
WILLIAMSTON, N.C. - Righthand-
er Gaylord Perry, upset because the
San Diego Padres refused to negotiate a
new two-year contract, said yesterday
he plans to become a free agent after
the 1979 baseball season.
Perry, who posted a 21-6 record and
won the Cy Young Award this year, said
he went to San Diego last month to try
to add another year to his present con-
tract, which runs through the 1979
"I HAVE ALWAYS had a two-year
contract, and I started trying the first
of September to get another year on the
current contract," Perry, 40, said in a
"I had a 6-0 record in September, and
after I won the Cy Young Award, I went.
back out to try again andJI got another
'no,' "he said. "I said that winning the
Cy Young has got to be worth