THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Tuesday, April , 197-217
THE MICHIGAN DAILY Tuesday, April 2, 1 97'*
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A.L. WEST PREVIEW:
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By MARC FELDMAN
The brawling Oakland A's, seek-
ing to become the first team other
than the New York Yankees to
win three straight World Champion-
ships, are overwhelming favorites
to capture their fourth straight AL
West crown in 1974.
Boasting the most talented if not
the happiest group of ballplayers
in the League, an old Finley re-
tread, Alvin Dark will attempt to
fill the shoes of former A's men-
tor, Dick Williams, and steer the
Oaklanders to another title.
2. Kansas City
THE A'S HAVE that rare com-
bination of power, speed, defense,
and superlative pitching that make
them difficult to pick against. Led
by a triumverate of 20-game win-
ners in Jim "Catfish" Hunter, Ken'
Holtzman, and Vida Blue, no one
in the Western Division can come
close to matching the A's on the
Most of the other clubs are strong
in one department or two, but all
have glaring weaknesses to match.
The Kansas City Royals appear to
be the strongest challenger, fol-
lowed by the Chicago White Sox,
California Angels, Minnesota Twins,
and the Texas Rangers.
Last year, the Royals scored'
just three less runs than Oakland;
but the team's earned run average'
of 4.19 was better than only Cleve-
land's and Texas', a feeble ac-
complishment at best.
IN ORDER TO bolster their,
mound fortunes, the Royals ac-
quired sore-armed Nelson Briles,
greybeard Lindy McDaniel, and,
mediocre Marty Pattin in exchangey
for equally mediocre Dick Drago.
Unless oneor more of these vet-
erans comes through, the Royals
will do no better than second.
The White Sox were frightfully
thin on the mound last year so they
did the logical thing - trade a
pitcher for another hitter. In a,
rare intra-city trade, the Hose sent'
Steve Stone to the Cubs for time-
worn Ron Santo. Stone didn't
exactly strike terror into American
League batters last year with a
6-11 record and a 4.29 ERA, but
he was a body on a staff that
desperately needs bodies.
Manager Chuck Tanner may pam-
per Dick Allen but he works his
two more reliable flingers, Wilbur;
Wood and Stan Bahnsen, to the
bone. In 1973, this pair combined
for 641 innings, 42 wins and 41
defeats while the Sox struggled to
a fifth place finish.
This year, Tanner hopes ancient
Jim Kaat and Rich Gossage can'
fill out some sort of rotation and
allow Terry Forster and Cy Acosta,
PITCHING WILL again be Man-
ager Bobby Winkles' trump suit.
Flame throwing Nolan Ryan and
greasy Bill Singer combined for a
league record total of 624 strike-
outs and each won 20 games. How-
ever, the staff heads rapidly down-
hill from there especially with
Clyde Wright also dispatched to
Twin Manager Frank Quilici will
tell you how his Twins led the
American League in batting last
year but he won't tell you how the.
Minnesotans also led in a more
dubious category, left on base.
A healthy Harmon Killebrew may
have turned things around for the
Twins last year but "Killer" is
still a question mark physically for
this season. Bert Blyleven was
second to Jim Palmer in American
League ERA but the staff is filled
with unproven youngsters and will
doom the Twins to a second divi-
The Rangers should be improved
this year, especially in the pitch-
ing department. The Rangers hit
well last year, led by such stal-
warts as Jeff Burroughs (30 HR),
Alex Johnson, and Dave Nelson but
the hurling was woefully thin.
Billy Martin will have Jim "No-
hit" Bibby for the whole year,
five-time 20-game winner Ferguson
Jenkins, and a collection of child
prodogies like David Clyde, Steve
t Daily nod
MR. SIMCHA DINITZ
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CARL YASTRZEMSKI slides in hard as he beats the throw to awaiting Royal third-sacker Kurt Be-
vacqua. Major league action commences this week, with the Cincinnati Reds playing host to Bad
Henry Aaron and the Atlanta Braves on Thursday. The Michigan Daily sports staff consensus has
picked last year's champs in all four divisions to repeat. The top vote getter was the Cincinnati Reds,
who received over two-thirds of the possible first place votes, leaving the Los Angeles Dodgers a dis-
tant second. In case you were asleep during last season or might have forgotten, the other division
winners were: the Orioles, the world champ Oakland A's and the miraculous N.Y. Mets.
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two of the best young relievers in Dunning, and Pete Broberg, who
baseball, to remain in the bullpen. could make Texas more competi-
8:00-Our distinguished speaker, Mr.Dinitz
Our guests for the second time
this year, Hedva & David
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FRIDAY, April 5, 1974
8 p.m.-1 a.m.
Stockwell girls free.
BUT WHERE THE Pale Hose
shine is at the plate. Sporting a
lineup with the most power this
side of Atlanta, the South Siders
will score a lot of runs. Injuries
sidelined Ken Henderson and Allen
for much of last year but they will
be backhto team with Carlos May,
Bill Melton, Santo, and Pat Kelly
to give the White Sox power and
The Angels traditionally suffer
from a lack of power, poor catch-
ing, and lousy defense. The'
Cherubs did acquire a catcher in
Ellie Rodriguez from the Brewers,
but the other problems remain.
Defense still seems to be the
Californians' problem especially at'
short. A variety of Angel short-'
stops committed a total of 46 er-
rors last year and regular SS Rudy;
Meoli tied for the major league'
crown with 30 miscues.
Walton for award
player of year;
Michigan Union Ballroom
NEW YORK (A') - David
Thompson, whose gorgeous "al-
ley-oop" shots brought 'a national
ba s k etbrallchampionship
to North Carolina State, was
named The Associated Press Col-
lege Player of the Year today.
The Wolfpack's golden forward
took the play away from UCLA's
Bill Walton, who had won the
award two years running.
THOMPSON, a 6 - foot - 4
player who leaps like a seven-
footer, collected 128 votes to 85
for Walton from the nation's
sports writers and broadcasters.
They were the only players in
the race. Nine others got one
Thompson's special talents
drew raves from hometown and
hostile fans alike all season. He
averaged more than 26 points a
game, many of them on his
unique ability to float high over
the basket and drop in a field
goal after taking a lob pass.
The "alley-oop" shot became
standard fare for the basket-ball-
crazy crowds that watched North
Carolina State win the Atlantic
Coast Conference championship,
and the NCAA title.
THE JUNIOR FORWARD
scored 28 points to lead the
Wolfpack over UCLA in the NC-
AA's semifinal playoffs despite
a 15-stitch gash in his scalp suf-
fered when he crashed to the
floor in the first half of the East
Regional final against Pitt.
Then Thompson took North
Carolina State to the champion-
ship with 21 points as the Wolf-
pack beat Marquette 76-64 in the
Walton, a 6-11 center who dom-
inated college basketball the last
two years, was also the heart
of UCLA this year. His Bruins,
though, weren't as perfect in the
1973-74 season as in the past
two years, when they went un-
defeated with a pair of 30-0 re-
T H E UNCONVENTIONAL
senior scored over 19 points a
game and averaged about 15 re-
bounds against the toughest
competition in the land. His
ability to trigger the fast break
was one of the reasons the
Bruins found themselves in the
NCAA's championship round.
The other players who receiv-
ed Player of the Year votes in-
clude Alvan Adams of Oklahoma,
John Lucas of Maryland, James
"Fly" Williams of Austin Peay,
Leonard Grey of Long Beach
S t a t e, Monte Towe of North
Carolina State, Larry Fogle of
Canisius, Keith Wilkes of UCLA,
Mike Sojourner of Utah and
Campy Russell of Michigan.
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