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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, October 4, 1978-Page9
Yanks crush Royals, 7-1

By The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY-Reggie Jackson
capped a perfect night with a huge
three-run homer in the eighth inning
last night, carrying the New York
Yankees to a 7-1 victory over the Kan-
sas City Royals in the opening game of
the 1978 American League Champion-
ship Series.
Jackson, who rewrote the record
books with three home runs in the last
game of last year's World Series,
unloaded against Kansas City relief ace
Al Hrabosky, sealing a Yankee victory
that was constructed around the air-
tight pitching of a pair of young right-
handers-Jim Beattie and Ken Clay.
Beattie and Clay, both second-line
hurlers, delivered a two-hitter to help
New York to a 1-0 lead in the best-of-
five pennant playoff.
But the Royals were still* in the game
until the eighth inning when Mickey
Rivers and Lou Piniella singled against
reliever Steve Mingori. At that point,
Kansas City Manager Whitey Herzog
went to his bullpen for his No. 1
reliever, Hrabosky.
The man they call "The Mad
Hungarian" went into his psyche act,
stepping about 10 feet off the mound
with his back to Jackson, before pit-
Roy White doubled down the right
field line with one out in the second and
raceahome when Bucky Dent, hero of
Monday's East Division playoff victory
against Boston, drilled a two-out single
up the middle.
Reggie Jackson's two-out double in
the third was New York's fifth hit
against Leonard and, a moment later,
he scored when Nettles tripled off the
right field wall, giving the Yankees a 2-
0 lead.
Through three innings, Kansas City's
only runners were LaCook and McRae,
on walks, as Beattie kept the Royals

When Dennis Leonard surrendered a
leadoff single to Piniella in the fifth for
the ninth Yankee hit, Steve Mingori
relieved for the Royals. Piniella advan-
ced on a passed ball and Jackson
Nettles then forced Jackson and
Chambliss bounced a single to right,
scorin- Piniella with the third vnke

ROYALS SHORTSTOP Freddie Patek hurdles Yankee baserunner Thurman
Munson after a force at second base. The play occurred in the first inning last
night in Kansas City. The batter Lou Piniella was safe when Patek was unable
to relay the ball to first base.


Today's Game
New York (Figueroa, 20-9) at Kansas City (Gura,
164), 3:30 p.m.
Friday's Game
Kansas City (Splittorff, 19-13) at New York
(Guidry, 25-3), 3:30 p.m.'
Saturday's Game
Kansas City at New York, 8:30 p.m., if necessary.
Sunday's Game
Kansas City at New York, 8:30p.m., if necessary.
Today's Game
Los Angeles (Hooton. 19-10) at Philadelphia

(Christenson, 13-14), 8:30 p.m.
Thursday's Game
Los Angeles (John, 17-10) at Philadelphia (Ruth-
ven, 15-11),2:30 p.m.
Friday's Game
Philadelphia (Carton, 16-13) at Los Angeles (Sut-
ton, 15-11),8:30 p.m.

Saturday's Game
Philadelphia at Los Angeles,

4:30 p.m., if
8:30 p.m., if

Sundays Game
at Los Angeles,

KANSAS CITY outfielder Amos Otis looks like he has control of the single hit by Reggie Jackson of the Yankees (left)
moments later finds the ball popping out of his glove (right). Otis was charged with an error on the play as Jackson
second, but the Yankees were unable to get Jackson home.


Harriers regain winning stride

For three years running, the Michigan cdoss
country team was in a rut-a winning rut. Coach
Ron Warhurst's teams were producing Big Ten
titles like copies from a Xerox duplicator.
Then, last fall the Wolverine machine suddenly.
short-circuited, and the harriers struggled to a four-
th place conference finish.
TODAY, WITH another season getting underway,
Warhurst certainly isn't looking for a carbon copy
of last year. Accordingly, there are a couple of dif-
ferences between the two teams and their training
methods. Nothing drastic, mind you, but changes
just the same.
For one thing, Warhurst is emphasizing a strong
team concept, which has resulted in some stiff, in-
tra-squad competition.
Gone are the days where one runner dominates,
winning everything the way Billy Donakowski and
Greg Meyer used to.
"There's no pecking, order this year and it's
great," said Warhurst. "Different guys are taking
the initiative every day. It's so wide open that we
have five or six guys, all capable of being number

THfE FIFTH-YEAR coach proceeded to rattle off
a long list of candidates-like Dan Heikkinen, Steve
Elliott, Bill Weidenbach, Gerry Donakowski, Dough
Sweazey and Dave.Lewis-to illustrate his point.
These six runners finished just 35 seconds apart to
lead the Wolverines to the team title in their first
race of the season, the Springbank International
Road Races last month.
Heikkinen, who led the way for Michigan at the
Springbanks, is all for the new togetherness theme.
"This team is really together," said Heikkinen, a
junior who was idle most of last year with a leg
ailment. "We run all our workouts together and
there's not one guy who wins all the time."
The workouts, too, are a bit different this year. In
an attempt to stimulate actual racing situations,
Warhurst has implemented what he calls an
"Oregon workout" into the team's training schedule
three times a week.
In the new workouts, the harriers run a fast mile
on the track (4:36 pace), and then run out the gate
three miles to Huron Hills golf course at a pace of
5:20 or so. Then, without rest, the runners put in
another fast mile on the grass before another three
miles of roadwork heading for home. Upon their
arrival, still with no rest, they go for another fast

mile around the track.
"WHAT I'M LOOKING for is a steady
progresion," said Warhurst, who has been lowering
the pace as the harriers move into top form. "You
have to go out fast, then settle into a fairly fast pace
(to stay in contention) in the big races."
The next big race on the cross country schedule is
the Notre Dame Invitational this Friday in South
Bend. Toward the end of the year, the meets get
more and more important, but the Notre Dame
meet traditionally draws a top-flight field and ser-
ves as an excellent, early-season progress yar-
Warhurst is hopeful that his squad will emerge
from the 20-team scramble on top, but Heikkinen
isn't looking forward to the five-mile race at all.
"I HATE NOTRE Dame," he said bluntly. "I ran
there last year and hurt my leg. Their course is flat
and is full of these small bumps that throw me off."
Fortunately for Warhurst, this year's balanced
crew should have enough depth to compensate for
problems like this. And, although Heikkinen's
current number one status may be in jeopardy, the
team realizes that any successful machine must
have more than one working part.

Blue's booters mature in 4-1 loss

The Michigan soccer team grew up'
last night, despite suffering a 4-1 defeat
at the hands of highly rated- John
Wesley College in Ohio. Only two late
goals by the Ohioans turned what was
an extremely exciting contest into a
onesided outcome.
With rain pelting down on Ferry
Field, the Blue booters came out strong
in the first half in an attempt to knock
off Wesley. The Ohioans had ripped the
Wolverines 4-0 last year, so Michigan's
booters felt they had to prove
However, Wesley got on the
scoreboard first, thanks to a defensive
mistake. The goal stood up until half-
time. With about 10 minutes gone in the
second half, the Blue booters knotted
the score as standout midfielder Ralph
Schwagerknocked down an attempted
Wesley clear and blasted a bullet past
the Ohioans bewildered all-American
This goal seemed to spur the spirited
booters even more as Dave Kendall and
Mohamed Alhamad controlled action.
But the more experienced Wesley con-
tingent weathered the Wolverine storm
as they parlayed some defensive
miscues into three late goals.
The tie-breaking goal came when a

The Wolverines, who played without
both their stars, Stephen Mitcov and
forward Dave Ritchie, were "much bet-
ter than last year, due to their
coaching. Last year they had very little
organization," said Wesley coach Bob
Michigan's 3-2-1 soccer club takes to
the road today against U-M Dearborn.
But last night they really came of age
as they played even with one of the
nation's top teams, as they outshot the,
Ohioans, 12-11.
Wings whale
DETROIT (UPI)-Rookie defense-
man Willie Huber, who wasn't even
born until Gordie Howe had played a
decade in the NHL, scored two goals
and assisted on a third last night to help
the Detroit Red Wings spoil the Howe
family's exhibition return to Detroit

with a 7-5 victory over the New England
A crowd of 14,119 erupted in a
prolonged standing ovation when the
great grandfather was instroduced in
the starting lineup and then went wild
again when the only 50-year-old
professional hockey player scored a
goal in the third period.
Howe, who spent the first 25 years of
his career playing the Red Wings, had
his every move cheered but the crowd
also reserved a thundering ovation for
Detroit center Dale McCourt, who
defied hockey by suing to stay with the
Detroit got goals from Nick Libett,
McCourt, Vaclav Nedomansky, Errol
Thompson and Paul Woods.
Ruggers rol
In Detroit last. Saturday, the Mich-

igan Rugby Club scrummed off against
their arch-rivals, the Detroit City Club
and split a twinbill Michigan's 'A' side,
led by Rory O'Connor and Jack God-
man topped DCC, 14-2. DCC came back
to take the 'B' side contest, 20-0.
The ruggers return to the Motor City
this weekend to compete in the Stroh's
Great Lakes Rugby Tournament.
Teams from Michigan, Ohio, Illinois
and Indiana will be competing in the


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