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Saturday, September S, 1970


Page Seven

Saturday, September 5, 1970 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven

Kuhn to question McLain;
Tanner named Pale hose pilot
By The Associated Press
f NEW YORK - Detroit pitcher Denny McLain was ordered
yesterday by Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn to appear in New
York next Wednesday for a hearing on his probationary status and
not to report to the Tigers until then.
The commissioner, in issuing his statement did not use the word
suspended in taking the action against McLain but, until a hearing
is held, the problem-plagued hurler cannot pitch.
McLain was suspended earlier this season by Kuhn and placed
on a probationary status, after investigation disclosed he had at-
tempted to become a partner of gamblers allegedly involved in book-
making operations.
*CHICAGO Chuck Tanner, manager of the Hawaii Islanders
in the Pacific Coast League, was named manager of tbe Chicago
White Sox yesterday:
Tanner, 41, an eight-season minor league manager in the Cali-
fornia Angels' system, was 'hired by Stu Holcomb, new Sox general
manager, to replace Don Gutteridge.
Gutteridge was dismissed Wednesday.

By The Associated Press
CHICAGO - Randy Hundley's
two-run single with the bases
loaded in the seventh inning broke
a 3-3 tie yesterday and led the
Chicago Cubs to a 7-4 victory over
the New Yorkr Mets in a key strug-
gle in the torrid National League
East race. The victory shoved the
Cubs into a virtual tie for first
place with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
It also moved the Cubs 11/2 games
ahead of the third place Mets.
Hundley also doubled across the
first Cubs' run in the second in-
ning of the tense opener of a
three-game set before a Wrigley
Field Ladies Day crowd of 39,981,
including 29,327 paid.
In the decisive seventh, a walk,
Joe Pepitone's single, a bases-
filling intentional walk by reliever
Ron Taylor set the stage for
Hundley's big blow. Pinch-hitter
Scheffler -hurt1
Lance Scheffler, Wolverine
running back, will miss today's
scrimmage because of a badly
bruised leg. There is a possi-4
bility of clotting, but Coach Bo
Schembechler said Scheffler's
condition is "not serious."

Paul Popovich's sacrifice fly scored
the third run of the inning.
Art Shamsky's three-run homer#
off Cubs starter Bill Hands fash-1
ioned a 3-3 tie after New York
starter Nolan Ryan's wildness en-
abled the Cubs to pick up single
runs in the second, third and
fourth innings.
Shamsky's ninth homer follow-
ed Wayne Garrett's walk and the
second of three singles by Cleon





With one out, third baseman Au-
relie Rodriguez fielded Don Wert's
grounder but his throw to the
,plate hit Kaline in the back. One

Red Sox edged

Pirates ost nned


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PITTSBURGH - Last night's
game between the Pittsburgh
Pirates and the Philadelphia
Phillies was suspended after six
innings due to a broken tarpaulin
with the Pirates holding a 4-1
lead. The rest of the game will be
played before tonight's regularly
scheduled game.
Bengals roar
WASHINGTON - Elliott Mad-
dox doubled home two runs after
the tying run scored on an error
as the Detroit Tigers scored four
times in the'ninth inning andkbeat
Washington 6-3 last night.
Singles by Al Kaline and Jim
Northrup started the uprising
against Darold Knowles, 2-13.



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out later Maddox doubled and
scored on Ike Brown's single.
Frank Howarddrove in all'the
Washington runs with a two-run
double in the seventh and a tie-
breaking single in the eighth.
Reds rocked
CINCINNATI - Pitcher Mike
Corkins hit a grand slam home
run, leading the San Diego Padres
to a 15-2 rout of the Cincinnati
Reds last night.
The Padres scored two -on a
triple by Ron Slocum in the sec-
ond. Loser Jim Merritt, 20-12, was
chased in the fourth after giving
up one run on a single by Nate
Colbert and Corkins' homer. Cork-
ins is 5-6.
Colbert knocked in another run
in the fifth on a ground-rule dou-
t1e and Ollie Brown scored as
Tony Perez threw out Ed Spiezie.
Jim, Maloney, making his first
appearance for Cincinnati since
he. was injured last April, was
touched for two runs on a homer
by Clarence Gaston in the sixth,
and two more in the seventh.
Any freshmen and sopho-
mores interested in becoming a
football manager should con-
tact Neil Hiller at 971-6501.
At 4:30 Tuesday-Friday in the
old wrestling room of the IM
Building, there will be try-outs
for male cheerleaders for foot-
ball games.

BOSTON - Brooks Robinson
collected five straight hits includ-
ing a pair of homers powering the
Baltimore Orioles to an 8-6 vic-
tory over the Boston Red Sox last
night despite Tony Conigliaro's
second grand-slam homer in four
Robinson singled to ignite a
three-run second, hit his 16th
homer to lead off the fourth, sin-
gled in the sixth and belted a
three-run shot into the left field
screen to snap a 5-5 tie in the
seventh. He also. doubled in the
n Mike Cuellar, Baltimore's 21-
game winner, who yielded Congi-
liaro's grand slam, failed to get
through the first inning in a bid
for a seventh straight victory.
Dodgers dumped
HOUSTON-Jim Wynn singled
to start a four-run uprising in the
eighth, then singled home the
final run of the inning as the
Houston Astros beat- Los Angeles
7-3 last night.
Wynn and Cesar Cedeno open-
ed the eighth with singles and
Jim B r e w e r relieved starter
Sandy Vance. Wynn scored and
Cedeno took second on a wild
pitch and another wild pitch
moved Cedeno to third. Jesus Alou
brought him home with a sacrifice
fly and after a 'walk, Joe Morgan
doubled across another run and
scored on Wynn's second hit.
Tom Haller's two-run homer
gave the Dodgers a 3-1 lead in
the fourth but the Astros tied it
in the fifth when two runners
raced home as right fielderBill
Russell dropped Bob Watson's
two-out fly ball for a three-base
Yanks victorious
NEW YORK--Jake Gibbs, who
homered in the third inning
knocked in the winning run with
a seventh-inning single last night
to give the New York Yankees
and rookie Steve Kline a 3-2 vic-
tory over Cleveland.



New York
Kansas City

88 49
77 60
72 65
70 66
66 71
64 72
78 55
76 59
73 62
52 83
52 85
49 90


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New York
St. Louis

70 f




Yesterday's Results
Baltimore 8, Boston 6
New York 3, Cleveland 2
Detroit 6, Washington 3
Milwaukee 3, Chicago 2,
Kansas City at Oakland, inc.
Minnesota at California, inc.
Today's Games
Cleveland at New York
Baltimore at Boston
Kansas City at Oakland
Minnesota at California
Detroit at Washington

Cincinnati 88 51 .63~5 -
Los Angeles 74 61 .549 1
San Francisco 70 65 .519 11
Atlanta 67 69 .493 11
Houston 64 72 .470 2:
San Diego 51 83 .388 3
Yesterday's Results
Chicago 7, New York 4
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, susp.
Houstcn 7, 1 os Angeles 3
San Diego 15, Cincinnati 2
San Francisco at Atlanta, post.
Montreal at St. Louis, inc.
Today's Games
New York at Chicago
San Francisco at Atlanta
Montreal at+St. Louis
San Diego at Cincinnati
Los Angeles at Houston
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh








Frosh open fall practice

East German gets high
Wolfgang Nordwig of East Germany broke the world's pole vault
record Thursday with an amazing jump of 17-11. The jump
broke his own previousrecord by half an inch. The action occur-
red at the World University Games being held in Turin, Italy.
on this and that
The no-talent
4 social leper
eric Siegel
O NO ONE'S SURPRISE, they have run no benefits for Jim
It's been more than a month since he announced his re-
tirement from professional baseball, and one suspects that'if -he
had a dollar for every epithet that was hurled at him during the
last two months of his career, he could stage his own "Jim
Bouton Day," new cars and all.
Bouton would be the first to admit he doesn't deserve
a day, or even an hour, athletically speaking. At 32 lie is a
no-talent pitcher, and he knows it. The knowledge was
thrust upon August 5 in Evansville, Indiana after he start-
ed a game for Oklahoma City and couldn't get auyone out
in the first inning. "I was sitting in a hotel room and I de-
cided I didn't want to spend the next couple of years like
that," he said.
He also said he-was going to inquire about pitching for a
sandlot team near his home town in New Jersey - "if I can
make it." (He did, winning his first start, 7-5.)
To his critics, "no-talent" isrsome sort of wicked expletive;
to Bouton, it is a fact, and he accepts it as such.

The opening of the 1970 foot-
ball season is still two weeks away,
but freshman Coach Tirrell Bur-
ton is already starting to groom
future varsity players for the next
three years.
Burton's freshman squad, Bo
Schembechler's present "f a r m
team," opened its f a 11 practice
And Burton, along with everyI
other college coach (freshman or
varsity) notes the importance of

the team as a training ground
the varsity.
Even so, the freshman sea
is one of hard work for little gl
The practices consist mainly
conditioning, and the endless dr
ing of plays which are used by
varsity. In addition, the freshn
also simulate t h e Saturday.p
ponent in several scrimmages d
ing the year.
But the freshmen do, on occ
ion, play as a unit, with th
games scheduled against ot


freshmen teams. The season op-
ener is on October 31 at the sta-
dium against Michigan State. A
return match with the Spartans
is scheduled in East Lansing No-
vember 13. In between, the Baby
Blue take on the Fighting Irish
in Ann Arbor on November 7.

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lur- "IT IS difficult at this time to
assess the teams' ability as a
as-I squad," says Burton. "However
free the hopes for success are high."
her Thirty six boys have been sign-
ed to athletic tenders and twenty
nine walk-ons showed up at the
first squad meeting. Numerically
somewhat larger than average,
this group is also highlighted by
some big players.
Several of the linemen top 220
p ounds - a lot of weight for a
rookie freshman. Heading up the
crew of heavy hitters, and a play-
er to watch, is John Cherry from
Willard, Ohio. Cherry stands 6-7
and checks in at a h u g e 255
The offensive back candidates
'Iare also big. Amino ng these, Ed
Shuttlesworth from Cincinatti, }s,
according to one observer "espec-
ially worth watching.". Shuttles-
worth, along with several other
players on this team; was selected
as an Ohio All-Star.



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THE FRESHMAN squad started
out carrying seven quarterbacks,
but as Burton says, "These were
merely h i g h school positions.
Where they play on this year's
team is still to be determined."
Two of the best candidates for
quarterback are Kevin Casey from
Grand Rapids and Tom S1 a d e
from Saginaw. B o t h are good-
sized quarterbacks with few no-
ticable weaknesses.
Another of the prospects worth
watching might be Dave Elliot. He
is the brother of varsity defensive
back Bruce Elliot and has the rep-
utation of being a hard-nosed,
fighting football player. At 6-2
and 175, he could fit in well gat
either split end or defensive back.
Michigan signed virtually every
ball player which it recruited. It
is on the basis of. this successful
program that the hopes of Bur-
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They placed the same sort of label on him nine years
ago when he reported to the Yankees' spring training camp
in St. Petersburg, although they did it less bluntly and with
less malice. One of the peculiar subtleties of the game is
that the more promising players usually get the lower num-
bers. Bouton got number 56.
Bouton, though, was less willing to accept the label back
then. He knew he wasn't a great pitcher, and he knew he didn't
have a dazzling array of pitches. But he could throw hard, and
a pitcher who throws can make it, at least for a couple of years,
if he works at it. And he knew that, too.
He worked so hard at throwing hard ,that he earned the
nickname "Bulldog" for his courage and determination from
his Yankee teammates of the early '60's. He never quite learned
how to throw a good curve, and his changeup got bombed, so
he stuck to the fastball.
In 1963,,he won 21 games, and pitched a four hitter in the
World Series, only to lose, 1-0. The following year he pitch-
ed 271 innings, 27 more than Whitey Ford and with less
scuffing of the ball, and won 18 games and both his Series
Six years later, former Yankee shortstop Tony Kubek, who
is probably best known for getting hit in the Adam's apple by a
ground ball in the 1960 World Series, and others would criticize
Bouton for saying in print that Mickey Mantle could have been
a better player if he had spent less time in the bars. They said
Mantle put thousands of dollars in Series money into Bouton's
pocket, and that Bouton was "ungrateful" to the Mick. Bouton
is probably the only pitcher in the history of modern baseball to
win 39 games in two years and be expected to show gratitude,
The Yankees, it should be noted, weren't overly gracious,
either. Bouton went sour in 1965, but so did the rest of the team,
and even though he went 4-15; nobody really believed he had
lost his fastball. A year later they believed it, and he spent the
next two years in the minors, with an appropriate salary cut.
When he bounced back to the majors, he had a knuck-
leball. By the time he found he had lost his knuckleball in
Evansville a year and a half later, he had written ,i book,
had a private audience with Commissioner Kuhn, and had,
in the words of New York Daily News sports columnist Dick
Young, become a "social leper."
"Social leper," like "no-talent," was used in its most de-
rogatory sense. But Bouton accepted the designation as having
an element of truth to it, too. When he first joined the Yankees,
he became something of a social leper by fraternizing on a so-
cial basis with some of the sports writers he liked, thereby vio-
lating an unwritten but strongly stated team policy.
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