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What a comeback!
Willie leads Bucs
to Series title, 4-1

BALTIMORE (AP)-Remarkable Willie Stargell cracked a
game-winning t'wo-run homer last night to give Pittsburgh a 4-1
triumph over the Baltimore Orioles and make the Pirates only the
fourth team to overcome a 3-1 game deficit and take a best-of-

seven World Series.
Stargell, known affection-
ately as "Pops" by the rest of
the Pirates, put the third of his
four hits for the night over his
team's bullpen in the sixth in-
ning for his third homer of the
1979 Series.
The 38-year-old captain of the Pirates
is one of the few players left from the
1971 World Champions who clinched
their title exactly eight years ago, also
against the Orioles and also in
Stargell unloaded against lefthander
Scott McGregor, who pitched a
courageous game in defeat for the
In the ninth, Pittsburgh added two
wrap-up runs, against a parade of five
-Baltimore relief pitchers.
Phil Garner opened with a double to
left - his 12th hit of the Series - and

scored on Omar Moreno's third hit of
the game.
A single by Tim Foli moved Moreno
to third and then Dave Parker and Bill
Robinson were hit by pitches, forcing
home the final Pirates run.
The Series loss, after they had won
three of the first four games, was a
heartbreaker for the Orioles. They went
into a stifling slump after Game Four
and never came out of it, snapping a
string of 21 scoreless innings with a run
in the third.
The Orioles' first run in the last 21
innings of Series play gave the AL
champions a 1-0 lead after three in-
Second baseman Rich Dauer
smAshed a first-pitch from Bibby star-
ting the third inning into the left field
seats for a home run. Garcia singled
with two out, but was caught attem-
pting to steal.
Pittsburgh had threatened in the

fourth when with one out Stargell sliced
a double into left field that just eluded
the gloveof DeCinces,athe backtracking
Orioles' third baseman. Madlock was
safe on a fielder's choice and, when
shortstop Garcia tried for Stargell at '
third and threw late for an errors, the
Pirates had runners at the corners with
one out. But Nicosia lined to second
baseman Dauer and Garner popped up
to first.
Don Robinson. replaced Bibby, who
left for a pinch-hitter in the Pirates' fif-
th, at the start of the Orioles' fifth.
The Pirates led 2-1 after six innings
on a moon-shot home run by Stargell.
Parker started the sixth by grounding
out, but Bill Robinson singled to left.
Stargell then slammed McGregor's fir-
st pitch high and beyond the bullpen in
right field for a two-run homer that sent
the Bucs ahead. McGregor retired the
next two batters but the damage was
I Can ucks:

AP Photo
OMAR MORENO, the Pittsburgh Pirates' speedy centerfielder, slides hand and nose back to first base just ahead oft
Baltimore first baseman Eddie6-urray's tag last night in the first inning of the final game of the World Series. Moreno, ;
whose bat has been relatively silent during the first six games, had reached base on a single.
est ofSCORES _
man, -

worst in Smythe
A Daily Sports Analysis
Ah, the good old days. Believe it or not, there was a time when only six
teams played in the National Hockey League. Due to expansion, however,
that era has passed as 21 teams currently play in the league.
In the Conn Symthe Division, the addition of former World Hockey
Association members Edmonton and Winnipeg guarantees some changes
for the division. But the quality of play, regrettably, will remain at the same
low level.
And it would not be too outrageous to believe that the last place teams of
the other three divisions (Patrick, Norris and Adams) will have more points
than the number one club in this group. The division is that weak.
VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Forty-goal scorer Ron Sedlbauer and
Swedish import Tom Gradin lead the offense. The Canuck defense is relying
heavily on Dennis Kearns, Harold Snepsts and young Kevin McCarthy.
It is goaltending that will carry Vancouver to the top this season. Should
Glen Hanlon perform as well as he did a year ago before being hurt, the
Canucks could be the surprise team of the league.
EDMONTON OILERS-Edmonton, the World Hockey Association's
regular-season champion in 1978-79, should hold its own with 19-year-old
phenom Wayne Gretzky leading the offense.
As with Vancouver, however, the key to the Oilers success may depend
on how well goalies Dave Dryden and Pete Lopresti perform. The defense
has possibilities, with Lee Fogolin, Pat Price and Colin Campbell all picked
up in the expansion draft.
CHICAGO BLACK HAWKS-This team has been quite dull in the recent
past. Hopefully for Chicago and new coach Eddie Johnston, WHA refugees
Terry Ruskowski and' Rich Preston will change that image. Without goalie
Tony Esposito, the Black Hawks would be lucky to finish fourth. Their defen-
se is only average and the offense is hardly explosive.
ST. LOUIS BLUES-In Bernie Federko, Brian Sutter and Wayne Babych,
St. Louis has one of the best lines in the league. But that's about all the Blues
have. No. 1 draft pick Perry Turnball and the return of Chuck Lefley could
help, although he will miss the first month of the season because of a
shoulder injury. Defensively, coach Barclay Plager is looking for im-
provement from newcomers (like former Red Wing Rick Lapointe) while
youngsters Ed Staniowski and Mike Liut will be entrusted with the goalten-
COLORADO ROCKIES-The biggest test for new coach Don Cherry will
be to maintain his glib sense of humor for the season. The Rockies are not the
Boston Bruins, Cherry's former team. There is some talent, primarily in
defenseman Barry Beck and NO. 1 draft pick Rob Ramage, along with right
wing Wilf Paiement. Unfortunately for the Rockies, that's where the talent
WINNIPEG JETS-Coach Tommy McVie, who struggled for so many
years with the Washington Capitals, should feel at home with Winnipeg. He
may have been better off staying with the improving Capitals. Morris
Lukowich, Peter Sullivan and Peter Marsh will provide some scoring, but
not much more.

Boston 127, Cleveland 108
Philadelphia1 1,New .Jersey 88
Washington 100, Atlanta 97
Golden State 107. Kansas City 94
Milwaukee 125, Denver 97
Los Angels 5,NPittsburgh 4
Burfaos. lartford 1
Toronto 6. Minnesota 2

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AP Photo

BALTIMORE SECOND BASEMAN Rich Dauer lashes a home run on the
first pitch of the third inning off Pittsburgh starter Jim Bibby. Dauer's blast
produced the first run of the seventh game of the World Series.


My car broke
down, I dislocated
my sl ide rule, my
fish drowned, I
got cut from the
mah-jongg team
and the dog ate
my resume!


Blue harrier races to success

Michigan women's cross country
runner Melanie Weaver single-
liandedly dispels every "flaky blonde"
myth that ever existed. Unless, of cour-
se, one would consider a high school
valedictorian, who is the number one
harrier on the women's team as a
freshman to be flaky.
Coach Ken Simmons stated
unequivocally, "She's by far the
superior runner of our whole group.
She's a smooth runner. Her mechanics
are very good. A year ago she wasn't
such a good runner, but she has a very
competitive attitude, and she's really
serious about training."
LAST SATURDAY in the Western
Michigan Invitational at Kalamazoo,
Weaver finished second for the third
straight time, two of the second places
coming behind Bowling Green's Becky
Dobson. She did capture a first place in
her first college competition on Sep-
tember 15 in the Central Michigan In-
vitational at Kalamazoo.
Simmons has Weaver practicing at
least once a week with the men's team.

Japanese family involved in an ex-
change program. "It was very dif-
ferent, but I loved it," Weaver said.
"That was probably the greatest thing
in my life so far."
IT'S NO WONDER that Sinmons is
thrilled to have her at Michigan. "She's
a very brilliant girl. She could have
gone anywhere in the United States for
a full ride, but she wanted to come to
Michigan. She's got a great future."
Weaver is perfectly content with her
choice of schools, "We get along really
well on the team. Everybody's really
nice, and it's a close feeling. It makes it
(running) enjoyable."
But Simmons hedges on the obvious
question of whether a standout fresh-
man can eventually be a national
championship contender. "I don't know
if she has that kind of ability, but she's a
very hard worker. She just needs
another year, and she will be one of the
top runners in the Big Ten."

Weaver will be tested this weekend in
the Big Ten Championship at Iowa City.
Simmons realizes the stiff competition of
Big Ten cross country, but hopes that
his freshman ace will finish in the top
seven, or better. Weaver isn't quite as
"I just hope I can be in the top ten,"
she said. And after the Big Ten meet?
"I'm just experimenting. I at least
want to feel after the big races that I've
done my best. Then I can go from there
and improve on it next year."

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