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The MichiganDaily-Thursday, September 13, 1979-Page 9


Tribe surrender

Special to The Daily
DETROIT - . . . and he will come
back to haunt you." Milt Wilcox has
done just that twice this year to his ex-
team, the Cleveland Indians. Last
night, Wilcox pitched eight masterful
- innings for the Bengals, allowing only
one run on four hits for a 4-1 victory,
improving his record to 12-7.
Wilcox was never in serious trouble,
the lone Cleveland run coming on Ron
Hassey's third homer of the season in
the seventh, a' towering blast into the
upper deck in right field.
HE HAD PITCHED out of a slight
jam beginning the fourth when Mike
Hargrove led off the Indians' half of the
inning with a booming triple to center
field. After Jimi Norris popped to
shallow center and Bobby Bonds struck
out, however, Alan Trammell made a
brilliant play in the field, stabbing a
Toby Harrah one-hopper deep in the
hole at short and throwing the Indian
out by a hair to end the inning.

Detroit got all the scoring they
needed with two runs in the fourth in-
ning. Trammell and Jerry Morales hit
back-to-back doubles, and after John
Wockenfuss bounced weakly to
Cleveland starter Rick Waits (14-13),

s to Tige
Lance Parrish lashed the third two-
bagger of the inning for the second run.
THE TIGERS added two insurance
runs in the eighth when Dave Stegman
reached first on an error and Ron
LeFlore extended his hitting streak to

as, Bosox roll,92
By The Associated Press
BOSTON - Carl Yastrzemski reached the 3,000-hit plateau last night
with an eighth-inning single and Chuck Rainey pitched a six-hitter as the
Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees, 9-2.
Yastrzemski walked, flied out deep to right and grounded out twice before
lashing his historic base hit to right field off reliever Jim Beattie.
Before his ground ball shot into right field past the glove of second
baseman Willie Randolph; the Red Sox veteran had been hitless in 11 at-bats
since collecting his 2,999th Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles.
Yastrzemski thus became the first American League player to reach the
3,000-hit, AOOhome run plateaus in his career. Only three other major
leaguers have done it, all Hall of Famers from the National League - Hank
Aaron, Willie Mays and Stan Musial.
Rainey, 6-5, allowed a Yankee run in the second and one in the eighth,
but the Red Sox pounded Catfish Hunter, (2-9) for seven runs on nine hits
before he left in the fifth inning.
Jim Rice belted his 37th homer in the first inning, a two-run shot, to get
the Red Sox off to a fast start. Boston scored three runs in the fifth on eight
hits, including RBI singles by Tom Poquette, Mike O'Berry and Rick
Hunter, in his final Fenway Park appearnce, was given a standing
ovation by the crowd of 34,337 when he left the game and the veteran right-
hander emerged from the dugout to tip his cap.,

rs, 4-1
r 11 games with a ground-rule double to
lead off the inning. Steve Kemp then
drilled a sacrifice fly deep to center-
field for his 102nd RBI, and Wockenfuss
followed suit with another sacrifice fly
to stretch the Tiger lead to 4-1.
Aurelio Lopez came on in the ninth
for Detroit to finish the job, but the In-
dians made it tough. Harrah -drew a
walk off Lopez with one out. Andre
Thornton then popped out to left field
for the second out, but Cliff Johnson
walked to bri Hassey up to the plate
as the tying ru . Hassey wasn't up to
being a hero twice, however, and he
grounded out to shortstop to end the
THE TIGERS' ,victory improved
their record to 78-68 and moved them
3 games ahead 'of Cleveland in the
battle for fifth place. Detroit moved to
within two games of the fourth-place
Yankees, who lost to Boston.
The Tigers evened their season series
with the Tribe at six games apiece.
Tonight Jack Morris (13-7) will try to
make it a three-game sweep for Detroit
against Cleveland's Rick Wise (15-7).
Toronto :, Baltimore 2
Detroit 4, Cleveland I
Kansas C'ity 4, Minnesota 0
Milwaukee 7, Oakland 0
National League
San Francisco 4. Atlanta :3
Pittsburgh 2, St. Louis 0
Montreal 6, Chicago 41
Philadelphia 4. New York 0

e start Of a recordAoo

Twenty-seven-year-old Italian Pietro Menna yesterday broke the world
record in the 200-meter dash, running his 'specialty in 19.72. He broke
American Tommie Smith's eleven-year old record of 19.83 set during the
1968 Olympics in Mexico City.

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Giesler right back
to familiar bench


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Former Michigan offensive tackle
Jon Giesler is back in a familiar
position: the bench.
After waiting three years before ear-
ning a starting berth for the Wolverines
in 1978, Giesler is back in the waiting
game in Miami where he was a sur-

future," Giesler said. "I'm happy with
the way things are going."
Although Giesler is not starting in the
offensive line he is on two special team
units. Giesler has not lined up on offen-
se in a regular season game yet (The
Dolphins are 2-0 in a pair of squeakers)
but he did play at least half of the
games during the four-game exhibition
"Nobody likes to sit on the bench. I'd
like to play, but I think I need more ex-
perience. The first year is basically a
learning process," said Giesler.
THE 6-4, 255-pound rookie added, "If
I have to move into a starting position, I
hope I'm ready for it. I think I'm
moving along pretty well."
Giesler has been working out with
Miami for over two months since rookie
camp opened July 8. "It started out
pretty hard, but I think I'm starting to
pick it up," Giesler said, "and I hope I
continue to get better.
"The biggest difference is a differen-
ce in blocking technique. In the pros
you're allowed to use your hands in
pass blocking. The defensive ends are a
lot faster in the NFL also."
GIESLER SAYS he believes that the
winning he experienced at Michigan
will continue under Don Shula at
Miami. "The coaching staff and a lot of
players are enthusiastic that we can go
all the way this year. I think we have
the personnel."
The Dolphins earned a wild-card ber-
th in the playoffs last season and since
then they have added Larry Csonka to
their offensive attack.
But hopefully for Giesler, another
Michigan tradition will not follow him
to Miami. This year's Super Bowl is
being played in Pasadena's Rose Bowl.

In 1940 Warner Brothers made a
film entitled "Knute Rockne-All
American." As Hollywood is notorious
for doing; it created, in that picture,
another of its great cliches. When star
Pat O'Brien turned to the Fighting Irish
and said, "Men, let's win this one for
the Gipper," he echoed the words of
Rockne and immortalized Notre
Dame's All-American halfback George
"The Gipper was a complex charac-
ter," states Chet Grant, Gipp's former
teammate; "he was older than most of
us, and football didn't really mean that
much to George."
Gipper spent much of his free time in
bar rooms and billiard parlors. When
Notre Dame authorities found out how
much of his spare time was spent in
these "dens of decadence," he was
promptly expelled. Upon his dismissal
from Notre Dame, Gipp signed a con-
tract with Indianapolis of baseball's
American Association.
At the end of the baseball season,
Rockne offered him a job as an
assistant coach-something he im-
mediately accepted. It was also at
Rockne's urging that officials agreed to
readmit Gipp if he passed a special

"You have to remember that Gipp
drove a cab for four years after high
school. He did not go straight to
college," stressed Grant. "He was a

returned punts and kickoffs for 112 yar-
George Gipp was Notre Dame's first
first-team All-American. He scored 21
TD's, had a career rushing record of

The world according to Gipp:
"You have to remember that Gipp drove a cab for
four years after high school. He did not go straight to
college . .. he was a man and did what men liked to
do. He was older than most of us, and football didn't
really'nean that much to him."
-Chet Grant, a former teammate,
of George Gipp

e gen-
Tragedy also struck the Gipper,
during his incredible 1920 season. Hey
caught strep throat but insisted ors
going to the Northwestern game where
he sparkled in the Irish victory. His
condition developed into pneumonia-
causing hospitalization. Three hour'S
before his death, Gipp told Rockne, acs
cording to legend: "Sometime, whey;
the boys are up against it and the;
pressure's really on Notre Dame, tell
them to win one for the Gipper!"
Eight years later when the Irish werer
heading into ;a- confrontation with 41
powerful .Army squad, Rockne
repeated the words of George Gipp. The:
speech inspired the Irish to play one oC
their best games ever, and they
defeated Army 12 to 6, which in those
days was a major upset. -
"I'm sure that it did happen, Roci
telling his men to win one for George;"
says Grant. "It's consistent with the
way Rock was-knute was a com.
petitive sentimental man, and the Gip
per was his pride and joy."
So this Saturday in Michigan;
Stadium, another Notre Dame team
has its back to the wall. Who know
what present Irish Coach Dan Devin
will say to fire up his troops.But maybe
we should remember that history hasa
tendency to repeat itself.

Jon Giesler
prising first-round draft pick by the
Dolphins this spring.
At Michigan Giesler played in the
shadows of Bill Dufek, Mike Kenn and
company before he finally shined in his
senior season, earning All-Big Ten
honors. But Giesler is having a tough
time breaking into the Dolphins'
veteran line. Ahead of the Woodville,
Ohio native are Bob Kuchenberg and
-Mike Kern, both of whom are in their
"I THINK I was picked because the
Dolphins wanted to make sure they had
young offensive linemen for the

man and did what men like to do. When
he had to take that special exam to get
back into school, he passed it with
flying colors," Grant continued.
During the 1920 season, "The Gipper"
became the most feared player in the
game. On October 20, he had the
greatest game of his career. He rushed
for 124 yards, passed for another 96 and

2,341 yards (ranked second on -Notre
Dame's all-time list) and still leads the
Fighting Irish in games gaining 100
yards or more for a single season with
five games. The Gipper played in 32
consecutive games and is the single
most famous athlete in Notre Dame
history. He has been called the most
versatile back of all time.


Ex-Blue cager to coach at CMU
;. .nMT. PLEASANT-John Robinson, Michigan, averaging 11.2 p..p:g. for his Ten in both 1975 and 1976-tak
one of the University of Michigan's all- career and performing as a dependable second place, also, at the 1976 NC
time leading basketball performers, rebounder and defender. His best Nyational Championship-and then v
has joined the Central Michigan season was his junior year, 1975-76, the league in 1977. They were No
University staff as a part-time when he averaged 14 p.p.g. and eight ranked by both wire services that y

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Food and Drug Administration of-
ficials have recently finished a highly
confidential report on the new "in''
drug, Zoom: According to a highly
placed source, the contents of this
report reveal that of the 5,000 outlets for
the exotic stimulant, Ann Arbor stores
are far and away the leaders in volume
sales. The reason for the enormous
demand for the drug, alleges the report,
is due to a local phenomena called
Gridde Picks. "It is obvious to this in-
vestigative commission," says the
report, "that the strain of having to
have their Gridde Picks in by midnight
Friday to 420 Maynard every week is
,more than the average person can han-
dle. Many, therefore, turn to the coffee-
like drug for extra energy."
The commission's report does end on
a somewhat optimistic note. "Many
users have stopped taking Zoom after
winning a small one item pizza from
Pizza Bob's, the prize for picking the
'most winners," concludes the report.

So don't forget to 'zoom' your picks into
420 Maynard by midnight Friday for
your chance to munch a free pie.
1. Notre Dame at MICHIGAN
(pick score)
2. Ohio State at Minnesota
3. Missouri at Illinois
4. Purdue at UCLA
5. Air Force at Wisconsin
7. Vanderbilt at Indiana
8. Iowa at Oklahoma
9. Wyoming at Northwestern
10. Southern Cal at Oregon State
11. Texas A&M at Baylor
12. West Virginia at Syracuse
13. Ball State at Toledo
14. Rice at Tulane
15. Maryland at Clemson
16. LSU at Colorado
17. Florida at Houston
18. Arizona St. at"Florida St.
19. California at Arizona
20. DAILY LIBELS at Pencey Prep

assistant coach.
The Wolverines' 1976-77 captain,
Robinson will be assisting CMU coach
Dick Parfit in a variety of areas. He'll
be joining younger brother Mike Robin-
son who is expected to provide CMU
with significantly improved muscle in
the pivot the next two seasons.
MIKE IS A 6-foot-9, 250-pound junior
who will make his Chippewa debut in a
Nov. 19 exhibition game with Windsor
(Ont.). Their sister Debra is a rangy
sophomore center at DePaul University
and has already earned recognition as
one of the top young prospects in the
nation. A younger brother Steve is a
freshman this fall at Eastern Kentucky
John was a three-year starter at

rebounds. He was named the Most
Valuable Player in the Michigan In-
vitational that December.
HE STILL OWNS U. of M. basketball
records for the best field goal percen-
tage in a season (.585 for 1974-75) and
for a career (.5497). He played in 93
games and during that span the
Wolverines finished second in the' Big

before being upset in the regional'
Robinson is a gradaute of Chicago's
'Iirsch High School where he led them
to the 1973 state title and earned All-
State recognition. Last year he did:
graduate work at the U. of M. but he
will not be taking classes or teaching
while at Central.

Johnny Robinson


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