Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue


Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

November 24, 1971 - Image 8

Resource type:
The Michigan Daily, 1971-11-24

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

Page Fight


Wednesday, November 24, 197 T

Page Eight THE MICHIGAN. DAILY Wednesday, November 24, 1971

CALL: (415) 382-1582
2225 El Camino
Palo-Alto, Cal. 94306
7.4 -
and 12c a mile



qui ts;


PITTSBURGH (/P) - D a n n y
Murtaugh, the tobacco - chew-
ing manager of the world cham-
pion Pittsburgh Pirates, resigned
yesterday for health reasons.
Coach Bill Virdon immediately
was named to succeed him.
Murtaugh made his announce-
ment at a morning news confer-
ence at Three Rivers Stadium.
The 54 - year - old Murtaugh
guided the 1960 Pirates to the

world championship over the New
York Yankees.
After resigning at the end of
the 1964 season when his heart
began giving him problems, he
became a scout for the club, came
back as an interim manager in
1967, then returned in 1970, re-
placing Larry Shepard.
The Pirates won the division
title last year and he was named
Manager of the Year.

This year his club was expect-
ed to take the division, and the
Pirates did, then went into the
World Series against the power-
ful Baltimore Orioles as under-
Down 2-0 in the series, Mur-
taugh maintained his usual calm,
saying nobody had seen the real
Pirates yet.
The Pirates returned home,
swept three straight from the

Orioles, then returned to Balti-
more for the rest of the series.
Instead of using Steve Blass on
just three-days rest in the sixthl
game, he saved him for the sev-
enth game.
Critics suggested Murtaugh had
made a big mistake.
But Blass won the decisive sev-
enth game on a brilliant four-
hitter and the Pirates became
World Champions.

The season obviously took its
toll on Murtaugh's health. He
missed 16 games - from May 20
to June 6 - when his heart be-
gan bothering him, and he was
hospitalized for tests.
Virdon, who Brown said this
year was Murtaugh's heir appar-
ent, took over the club during
that span.
Murtaugh said he made up his
mind 10 days ago "after some

Cleveland's Chambliss glad Drivers

Nats named Texas Rangers;
Indians drop Gomer Hodge

to be AL Rookie-of-Year
ENCINITAS, Calif. (P) - "It's The 6-foot-2, 195-pounder, whoj
the greatest thing in my life," ' turns 23 next month, has been
Chris Chambliss said after being visiting his brother here since
named American League Rookie the season ended, "just doing a
of the Year Monday by the Base- little running and weight lifting
ball Writers Association of Amer- to keep in shape, he-said.
ica. He'll fly to Wichita, Kan., Dec.
This is my greatest honor- 4 for a National Guard meeting,
then, next year the pennant." then visit his father, a Navy
To win the pennant, the Cleve- chaplain in Florida, and start
land Indians would have to rise | thinking about neyt season.
about as fast as their strapping As an indication of the Indians,'
first baseman has since he entered recent fortunes, Chambliss is their
pro baseball in 1970. first rookie of the year since

Chambliss played high school1
and junior college baseball in
Oceanside, up the coast from this
San Diego County community. Af-
ter playing his senior year at
UCLA he was picked by the In-
dians on the first round of the
free agent draft.
Starting at Wichita of the class
AAA American Association, a high
berth for a first - year player,
Chambliss won the batting title
with a .342 average and was,
named the league's top rookie.
He wasn't on the Indians ros-
ter at the start of the 1971 sea-
son, but with starting first base-
man Ken Harrelson talking about
retirement, Cleveland c a 11 e d
Chambliss up from the minors
May 14.
Fifteen days later he was in
the starting lineup, and three
weeks after that. Harrelson, a
former American League Most
Valuable Player. had left baseball
to give professional golf a whirl.
Chambliss hit a solid .275 in
11r games, with nine home runs
and 48 runs batted in.
What Sport?
Bain's third period goal lifted
Howard University to a 1-0 vic-a
tory over West Virginia and into
the regional finals, of the NCAA
Eastern division playoffs.

Herb Score won the honor in
1955, the year after their latest
But the young first baseman
was hopeful. "I'd like to see us
take the whole thing," he said. E
He received 11 votes in the,
balloting to five for MilwaukeeE
pitcher Bill Parsons, four for
Oakland outfielder Angel Mang-'
ual, three for Boston second base-«
man Doup Griffin, and one for'
Kansas City pitcher Paul Split-

fight acid,
HARROGATE, England (IP) -
A Swedish - Finnish battle loom-
ed today as Europe's toughest auto
rally entered the final leg.
The main battleground was the
mountains of Wales, with 18 rug-
ged special stages which will de-
cide the winner of the five-day,
2,500 mile grind which has been
hit by some of the worst weather
in a decade.
But bqfore competitors got to
Wales this morning they had to
tackle one of the most exciting
stages of the rally, a high-speed
dash through a giant sewage
farm near Bradford.
Here special precautions have
been taken to safeguard drivers
who might slide off the road at
the many bends.
At one point the route skirts
a giant acid tank and frogmen
will be standing by along the
banks of filter plant near a vic-
ious bend in the road.
After battling through Arctic
conditions impassable to the aver-
age motorist, about half of the
231 starters remained in the rally
at the halfway stage.
And of the survivors, Swedes
and Finns placed 12 men in the
top 20, a repeat performance of
Scandinavian domination of the
British classic since 1960.
The man with the edge was
Swede Stig Blomqvist whose Saab
held a slim 31 second lead over
Finnish powerboat and ice rac-
ing champion Timo Makinen in a
Ford escort.

By The Associated Press
* ARLINGTON, Tex. - The
Dallas - Fort Worth major league
baseball club adopted the name
Texas Rangers yesterday and an-
nounced that Ted Williams would
return as manager of the Ameri-
can League team.
Arlington Mayor Tommy Van-
dergriff and club owner Bob
Short, who moved his team here
from Washington, D.C., made the
dual announcement at a luncheon
viewed as a "birthday party" of
sorts for the former Senators.
* * *
" WACO, Tex. - Bill Ball
will be replaced as Baylor Uni-
versity head football coach aft-
er the Bears' final game Satur-
day with Rice, The Associated
Press has' learned but no deci-
sion has been made on a new
head coach.
" CHICAGO - "I guess I can
take a hint," said Jim Dooley,
coach of the Chicago Bears, after
inadvertently being locked inside
the manager's office of a theater
Monday night.
OColumbus. Ohio - Ohio Uni-
versity claimed eight of the 22
spots, twice as many as any other
school, on the 1971 Mid-Ameri-
can Conference academic football
A player must earn a mini-
-mum grade average of 3.0'on a
4.0 scale and be a letterman to be
considered for the conference all-
academic team.
nesota Gophers officially closed
the books on- the 1971 football
season by naming Bob Morgan as
their new captain, receiving an
eloquent tribute from Coach Mur-
ray Warmath and winning some
individual honors.
Morgan, a junior quarterback
who played behind Craig Curry
for two seasons, was elected to
the 1972 captaincy by his team-
mates and honored during the

annual convocation.
* * *
* MONTREAL - The National
League Montreal Expos announc-
ed the acquisition of the Penin-
sula Whips as their AAA Inter-
national League affiliate.
* * *
* DENVER - Quarterback
John Stofa was acquired from
the Miami Dolphins by' the Den-
ver Broncos yesterday to help bol-
ster their injury-ridden offense,
the National Football League club
announced yesterday.
Stofa, a 6-foot-3, 210-pounder,
suffered a hip injury ina pre-sea-
son game against the Washington
Redskins. He was later placed on
the injured reserve list by the
Dolphins, and was acquired by
the Broncos after being waived
from the list by the Miami club.
Lester Hooker Jr. will step down
from his post as athletic director
of the College of William and
Mary after eight years of service
Hooker will become full time di-
rector of the new William and
Mary Hall auditorium.
* SARATOGA, N.Y. - Sig-
mund Sommer's Autobiography
responded to severe pressure in
the deep stretch to wear down
Joe-Mar Stable's Night Patrol and
win the Sheilas Reward Purse
yesterday at Aqueduct.
* * *
* CLEVELAND - Negotiations
are under way between the
Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati
Bengals for the two National
Football League teams.to play an
exhibition game next Labor Day
weekend at the Ohio State Uni-
versity Stadium in Columbus.
Browns owner Art Modell said
today a few details remain to be
ironed out, including the univer-
sity obtaining permission from
the Big Ten for the' game. It
would be the first NFL game ever
played at the OSU stadium. which
has a seating capacity of 85,000

soul searching and informal dis-
cussions with members of my fam-
"Anytime you've had the suc-
cess I've had, it's difficult to quit,"
he said.
Virdon, who was flown here for
today's announcement from Puer-
to Rico where he is managing the
Pirates' winter baseball team, said
he was told he'd be the new man-
ager two days ago.
"I'm pleased to be here, said
the bespectacled Virdon. "I don't
know I could take over and do
a better job after Danny did
what he did. But I think we have
a good ball club and I think
we'll be a respectable team," he
Health was the major factor for
stepping aside again, Murtaugh ad-
mitted, although it wasn't his only
reason for returning to a Pirate
scouting job.
"I had some events last year
which led me to believe that I
might be in some difficulties next
year," Murtaugh said.
"But I also knew a decision had
to be made sometime to step down
and I felt it best be now."
Murtaugh said during the World
Series he planned to conduct a
family pow-wow and discuss his
"They agreed that I could pos-
sibly be making the proper deci-
sion," he said.
"I'll miss him," said Pirate Gen-
eral Manager Joe L. Brown, who
calls Murtaugh his best friend as
well as "the best manager in the
business. But this isn't a sad day,"
Brown insisted.

Rent a new Ford or similar make sedan for the long Thanks-
giving weekend . . . Wednesday afternoon to noon Mon-
day . .. at this special low holiday rate. Hertz rates include


402 S. Main

"Today we will really try," said
the giant Timo, winner of the
Monte Carlo rally in a Mini
Chris h (hmbliss Cooper back in 1965.


Wehrner von Braun





plus $14 admiristrative COMPLIMENTARY MEALS AND OPEN
NINE FLIGHTS: Aboard Universal and Continental 747 (303 pax) & Super DC-8 (250 pax)
Departures: 28th thru 30th from Det., N.Y., or Chi., to L.A. or San Francisco
Returns: the 2nd thru 10th from L.A. or San Francisco to Det., N.Y., or Chicago



plus $10 administrative charges
Accommodations at the Commerce Hyatt House
Hotel featuring Air Conditioned Rooms and Heated
Pool . . . Five Minutes from Downtown L.A. . . .
Extra Nights Are Available at $6.00 per Night.
-Coach Transportation to and from Airport and
-Coach Transportation to-and from Parade, Game
and Hotel
-All Taxes, Tips and Gratuities
-$75,000 Air Insurance, Pursuant to C.A.B. Regu-
-Comprehensive Guide to Los Angeles Published
by Students International
-Central Information Phone Locator and Infor-
motion Booth
-New Year's Eve Party.
-Avis Rent-a-Car Plan
-Over Ten Optional Side Trips Specially Priced
for Our Participants (e.g., San Francisco, Mex-
ico, Hawaii, more)

plus $10 administrative charges
Accommodations at the Continental Hyatt House
on Sunset Strip in Hollywood . . . Air Conditioned
Rooms and Heated Pool . . . Extra Nights Available
at $8.00 per Night.
-Coach Transportation to and from Airport and
-Coach Transportation to and from Parade, Game
and Hotel
-All Taxes, Tips and Gratuities
-$75,000 Air Insurance, Pursuant to C.A.B. Regu-
-Comprehensive Guide to Los Angeles Published
by Students International
-Central Information Phone Locator and Infor-
motion Booth
--New Year's Eve Party
-Avis Rent-a-Car Plan
-Over Ten Optional Side Trips Specially Priced
for Our Participants (e.g., San Francisco, Mex-
ico, Hawaii, more)

RENT-A-CAR by AVIS-$10, person
INCLUDES: Free car for each group of four; $50 security deposit is waived; Do not be foo
guaranteed delivery where and for the length of time you need it-1-15 cials." The U
days. For 250 free miles, add $5. S.I. and Avis will honor their commit- supply of ticke
munity. In mc
ments. You can pre-register for the car of your choice-no waiting, no de- the Rose Bow
livery charaes. When you are through. return it and save money. c s-i i~pent ham


Back to Top

© 2024 Regents of the University of Michigan