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Pennant-happy Birds caged, 5-0

The Michigan Daily-Thursday, September 20, 1979-Page 9;
Spikers of to good
start; look or more''

Special to The Daily
The Tigers refused to play the door-
mat again last night, shutting out the
playoff-bound Baltimore Orioles, 5-0,
before a crowd of 12,573 at Tiger
Righthander Jack Morris (15-7) was
the primary agent in prolonging the
Orioles' drive to clinch the AL East
title, scattering four hits and striking
out seven on his way to his 15th win and
eighth complete game of the season.
Morris proved why he has emerged

as the ace of the Tiger pitching staff by
hurling a wide variety of offspeed pit-
ches at the helpless O's.'
The Tigers rallied early for a run in
the first off starter and loser Dennis
Martinez (15-15). The Nicaraguan
righthander struck out Ron LeFlore to
start the inning, but Lou Whitaker
(three for three) bounced an infield hit
off the plate. Steve Kemp forced
Whitaker at second, but scored all the
way from first base on Champ Sum-
mers' pop fly double down the leftfield

The Bengals struck again in the third.
Whitaker lined a one-out single to left
and came around to score when Oriole
leftfielder Gary Roenicke overran
Kemps' towering double off the base of
the wall.

walk, stole second, and scored on
LeFlore's sharp single to left.
The sixth inning was the Kirk Gibson
show. The ex-Spartan wide receiver,
who notched his first major league hit
in the second inning, opened the sixth
with a single up the middle. He then
stole second and third, scoring when
Oriole catcher Elrod Hendricks' at-
tempt to get Gibson sailed into left field.
Gibson's night was not all roses,
however, as the rookie rightfielder had
second base stolen easily in the second
inning but was decoyed by Oriole shor-
tstop Kiko Garcia, held up slightly and
was tagged out.
The Tigers etched their final tally in
the seventh when Whitaker collected
his third hit of the night, a triple to the
gap in right center, and scored when
Martinez' pickoff attempt went past
The Tigers finish their series against
Baltimore tomorrow night in a makeup
game at Tiger Stadium. Mike Chris (3-
2) is slated to start for the Tigers, with
Steve Stone hurling for the Orioles.

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Blue Pistons
Alan Hardy and Phil Hubbard, teammates for four years at Michigan, are
again together but are now doing their stuff with the Detroit Pistons. They're
both presently competing for a forward spot on the NBA squad. However,
with the addition of Bob McAdoo and the return of John Shumate, compe-
tition promises to be tough. Both Hardy and Hubbard are now practicing
with the rest of the Pistons at Crisler Arena.

If the success of a team's upcoming
season can be measured by its first
outing, then the Michigan volleyball
team is off to a good start.
TUESDAY NIGHT the spikers par-
ticipated in a tri-meet at Oakland
University, and won both of their mat-
ches. Oakland took the first game from
the Wolverines, 13-15, but Michigan
came back and won the next two, 15-12
and 15-11.
Wayne State was the other opponent
in the meet, and Michigan won that
match 15-6, 10-15 and 15-4.
Coach Sandy Vong tried not to seem
too optimistic about the team's first
victory. "In opening matches
everything is uptight," he said, adding,
"I hope this is an indication (of how the
team will play this season). It's a young
team, but a competitive team."
FIVE MEMBERS of last year's
squad, and two from the junior varisty
team, are returning this year. Of the
four freshwomen joining the team, two
will be starting in the six.
Assistant coach Barb Canning
doesn't feel that the newrmembers of
the team are having problems ad-
justing. "The freshmen are fired up all
the time," she said, indicating that that

could help the general mood ofU the
"These are very emotional playerst'(A
said Canning. "That's good if they've,.
got the momentum, but it can be bad, if
they're a little down."
THIS SEASON should see s'ji
changes in strategy for the spikers,.
"We're getting away from concen-'-
trating on technique," said Cannig
"We're working on positioning and how
to play defense for a quick offense."
The team is developing its own "fas
offense, which involves fast, low het_
ups, from the middle and outside of the,
court. The success of this offense
depends on senior Carol Ratza, cure,-
tly the team's only setter.
"She's got a head on her shoulders;",
said Canning of Ratza.
CANNING WAS unable to gauge tho,
season's opposition, but said, "It's gQn
na be tight the whole season."
Only five of Michigan's games are on,-
the home floor, but Canning does not.-
see that as an obstacle. "They (the ,-
team members) get up for the games,",~
she said. "At home games there are too
many.friends; they're more steady.
away." ,
In fact, the spikers' first home matcla
of the year is tonight, at 6 p.m. against
Grand Valley in the CCRB. ;

The Tigers rounded out their shutout
of the Orioles with single runs in the fif-
th, sixth and seventh innings.
Alan Trammell opened the fifth with a

Howe plays waiting game

BOLTON, Conn. (UPI)-Gordie
Howe, nagged for some time by bother-
some dizzy spells, said yesterday he is
fully prepared to put an end to his
legendary 31-year hockey career if doc-
tors advise him to hang up his skates.
"If the doctors gave me a reason, if I
could hurt myself further, I'd retire
tomorrow," the former Detroit Red
Wings star said in an interview at the
Hartford Whalers training camp.
Howe, 51, has undergone a battery of
tests to determine what causes the
lightheaded feeling, which he said was
"like a drunk without the beer."

Gophers: frying pan into fire

The hocky superstar, the first player
to score more than 1,000 goals, said the
dizziness dates back several years. He
recalled having the lightheadedness
whenthe played for the World Hockey
Association Houston Astros but said the
problem was revealed for the first time
late last season.
Howe said preliminary tests ruled out
any connection between the dizzy spells
and a skull fracture he suffered while
playing for the NHL Red Wings.
He scrimmaged with the rest of the
squad Wednesday, working out and
joking with the younger players.
But the veteran center said he wasn't
counting on playing another season in
the NHL as Hartford joins the league,
and would rather take a wait-and-see.
attitude until his meeting with team
doctor Vincent J. Turco.
Is he looking forward to rejoining the
NHL, which he bolted for the WHA after
25 years with Detroit, with the expan-
sion Whalers?
"Until it happens, I'm not even
thinking about it. I just want to clear up
in my mind if I can do it or can't," Howe
The aging star, who plays alongside
two of his sons, said training camp has
also been tough this season.
"You come out here and find out what
hurts the most and then work on it. The
big secret is your weight. You find your
ideal weight and work on it. I weighed
204 when I was 16-and 208 now."

By the Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS-First-year Minnesota football coach
Joe Salem was talking about the differences between Ohio
State, the team which beat his Gophers last week, and No. 1-
ranked Southern Cal, the team he faces in the Los Angeles
Coliseum on Saturday.
"Somebody asked me if Southern, Cal had any
weaknesses," Salem told reporters at the Gophers' weekly
media luncheon yesterday. "I said yes, 'I understand their
scout quarterback isn't exactly what they're looking for."'
Salem's levity was more than just a joke. It was an in-
dication that, yes, Southern. Cal is that good, and yes, they
are loaded with talent.
"THEY'VE GOT athletes all over out there," said Salem,
whose club lost a heart-breaking 21-17 decision to Ohio State
last week.
When someone gets hurt, they put in somebody who's just
as good. There's just no dropoff."
USC won is first two games with relative ease, beating
Texas Tech 21-7 and last week downing Oregon State 42-5.
The Trojans' All-American running back, Charles White,
was injured early in the game against Tech and missed the
contest with Oregon State. He is expected to see action again-
st Minnesota, however.
"I SEE THEY saved Charlie White for us," sighed Salem.
"You're not gonna stop him. You just try to slow him.
He's exceptionally quick and he's got that giant offensive line
blocking for him."
Even if White still is not at full strength, the Trojans are
not hurting for runners. In White's absence, Southern Cal has
piled up 532 yards on the ground in two games.
Southern Cal also boasts an All-American candidate in
senior quarterback Paul McDonald, but it is the running
game which makes the Trojans go and the offensive line
which helps produce the endless list of All-American runners
at USC.
"THEY'RE BETTER up front than Ohio State," said
Leading the charge are guard Brad Budde, 6-5, 253, center
Chris Foote, 6-4, 250, and tackle Keith Van Horne, 6-7, 250.
The best member of the line is giant tackle Anthony
Munoz, a candidate for the Outland Trophy, which is sym-
bolic of the nation's top lineman. However he's out with an in-
jury, but, as Salem predicted,, Robinson has come up with
another blue-chipper-freshman Don Moshebar.
"SEE WHAT I mean?" asked Salem. "Munoz got injured.
They put somebody one inch shorter and 10 pounds lighter,
but he's still 6-7 and 280."

Cosell to be sued?
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.-New York Giants offensive
tackle Gordon Gravelle said yesterday that he is considering
suing Howard Cosell for disparaging remarks made during
ABC-TV's telecast of Monday night's Giants-Washington
Redskins National Football League game.
Cosell, along with fellow announcers Frank Gifford and
Fran Tarkenton, mistakenly identified Gus Coppens as
Gravelle. Coppens was beat numerous times during the
Giants' 27-0 loss.
The roster provided to the media listed Gravelle as No.
78-Coppens' number-instead of No. 71. When Washington
defensive end Coy Bacon got around Coppens to sack quar-
terback Joe Pisarcik, Cosell began a verbal assault on
Gravelle, who was not involved in the play.
COSELL SUGGESTED that Gravelle-who was fined
$15,300 for reporting six weeks late to the Giants after tem-
porarily retiring-be fined again so he can go home. Tarken-
ton noted that the Giants' offensive line was the worst he'd
ever seen.
"Cosell is a pompous senile idiot. He's a disgrace to the
broadcast profession, the epitome of an arrogant egotist,"
Gravelle said. "Even if he mistook my number, I understand
things he said are slanderous."
The Giants, like all NFL teams, have names sewn onto the
back of their uniforms. However, the broadcast team ap-
parently relied solely on the roster.
GRAVELLE SAID he planned to talk to his agent, Howard
Slusher, and was serious about suing Cosell for slander.
"I understand he referred to my staying out of camp,"
Gravelle said. "A man of his caliber shouldn't be allowed to
broadcast. He takes away from the integrity of football and
allowed himself to be swayed into a false sense of importance
with the American public. The man doesn't know what he's
talking about.
"I called home to California after the game and my wife
was hysterical."
Cosell was unavailable for comment.
Libels win opener
Last night, the Daily Libels took a giant step toward a
second straight world softball championship by edging Big
Joe's, to the tune of 10-6. The key blow in the windy, sandblown
fracas was a grand slam by Dave "Cannon" Johnson. Inter-
viewed after the contest, Johnson, still obviously caught up in
the emotion of the moment, said, "I've always been a Sep-
tember player. I play my best ball when the books are
waiting." Amen, "Cannon," Amen.



ANGELL HALL Mexico: The Frozen Revolution
SUN. SEPT. The films examination of modern-day Mexico includes scenes of the Presider
"U election of Luis Echeverria: the depiction of a day in the life of a tenant forn
8:00 P.M . the living conditions and customs of the Indian communities; plus intervi
Aa hacienda owner, a union officialU"o Socialist Party leader, and a
AuD D. All veterans of Zapata's legions.

SUN., SEPT. 30
8:00 P.M.

SUN., OCT. 7
8:00 P.M.
A UD "B" (note change)

SUN., OCT. 14 SIX U ys Il OWeT O tor intormation:
6:00 P.M. "Six Days In Soweto" is a cinematically stunning and emotionally powerful Ethics and Religion
film-not merely a recordfrebellion against violence of apartheid, but 764-7442
AU D"B" (note change) on insight into the daily lives and consciousness of the people of Soweto.

We apologize
The Michigan Daily sports staff
would like to apologize for the writing in
a Billboard run in Tuesday's paper. The
story concerned the Michigan Pinettes
(a group of women working for the bet-
terment of Michigan wrestling), and
contained uncalled for sexist statemen-
The Daily sports staff regrets the
reference. If you are interested in
working for the wrestling squad, con-
tact coach Dale Bahr at 663-2411 in the
morning for an interview or more in-
formation about the Pinettes.
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Then imagine choosing a present for the third
oldest student union in the country!
The MICHIGAN UNION is looking for ways to com-
memorate its 75th Birthday. Students, Faculty and Staff
are invited to suggess innovative and exciting activities






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