Friday, October 15, 1976
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
~.. ~~':~'~:~Yanks nab p ennant on horn
By The Associated Press ium exploded with the roarsI
NEW YORK - Chris Cham- of the crowd.3
bliss walloped a first-pitch home The victory, in the deciding
run in the bottom of the ninth game of the best-of-five play-
inning last night to give the: off, sent the Yankees into the
bases, Chambliss was knocked
down between second and1
third by the exuberant fans.
He struggled toward home in
a sea of humanity and fi-
New York Yankees a 7-6 vic- World Series beginning Satur- nally battled his way through
tory over the Kansas City Roy- day in Cincinnati against the the throng into the dugout.
als and the American League defending champion Reds. Mark Littell, the fifth pitcherj
pennant. Chambliss had to share the of the game for Kansas City,
Chambliss' dramatic blow, hero's role with Mickey Rivers, waited patiently on the mound
which overcame a ciutch game- who drilled four hits and scor- for a disturbance to end. When
tying three-run homer by the ed three runs, and Thurman it finally did, Littell threw just
Royals' George Brett in the Munson, who collected three one pitch and Chambliss caught
eighth inning, set off a wild , hits and drove in two runs. ',all of it.
demonstration on the field at
remodeled Yankee Stadium as But in the end, it was Cham- The homer was the 11th hit
a record crowd of 56,821 cele- bliss, the first baseman acquired of the playoffs for the Yankees
brated the Yankees' 30th Amer- from Cleveland in a hotly dis- cleanup man, a record.
ican League flag and their first ! puted 1974 trade, that ended the This was a game the Yankees
pennant in 12 years. pennant drought for the Yank- had to win twice. After spotting
Chambliss, who had driven ees. Kansas City an early lead, New
in two runs and scored an- Triumphantly rounding the I York came from behind and
other earlier, stood at the
plate to watch his blast soar
towards the right centerfield '
stands. As it dropped majes-
tically into the seats, the hus-
ky first baseman thrust his follow
arms in the air and the stad-
r 1 /" 1 It
seemed in control with a 6-3
lead after seven innings.
But in the eighth, Brett,
the American League batting
champion, gave Kansas City
a second life with a home run
to right field following sin-
gles by Al Cowens and pinch-
hitter Jim Wohlford.
An inning later, the Royals
tried to win it. With two out,
Buck Martinez stroked his third
hit of the game and Cowens
walked. Wohlford hit a shot to
third base that Graig Nettles
grabbed on a short hop and
fired to second. Umpire Joe
Brinkman called Cowens out on
an exceedingly close play.
If Brinkman had called Cow-
ens safe, it would have brought
up Brett, the Royals' most ef-
fective hitter in the series. But
the out call ended the inning
and the Royals hoped Brett
could get his swing in the 10th.
But, because of Chambliss,
that 10th never came.
YANKEE'S FIRST baseman Chris Chambliss limbers up before hammering his game win-
ning solo home run in the bottom of the ninth of last night's American League Playoff game.
The blast broke a 6-6 tie and gave New York the pennant.-
FACE VETERAN OSU SQUAD
women netters test experience
By CINDY GATZIOLIS as one of the best that Michi eral-.of last year's players re-
The big weekend of the Michi- gan will face this year ac- turning. The group will include
gan-Ohio State match-up has fi- cording to coach John Atwood. Ann Wilson, Wendy Stewart, Lee
nally arrived. No, you haven't A new player from Puerto Ann Grimes, and Laura Schu-
overslept five weeks. The meet Rico, Maria Plazagasti has bert.
tomorrow afternoon will take joined the team and made it Jan Karzen, the number five
place in women's tennis at Co- even better than last year's singles player, reiterated
lumbus. which won the Big Ten title. some of her coach's thoughts
Original plans called for a tri- Atwood said. "You know that when she commented on OSU.
meet involving Michigan, OSU, she's got to be good because: "Ohio State will be tougher
and Miami of Ohio, but ap- she's been recruited." . than Michigan State. They're
parently Miami will not attend. OSU's added threat will take much deeper all the way down
The Ohio State team ranks the form of experience with sev- the line. They won the Big Ten
-- - ''title last year."
Atwood stressed that every
Jonesleads en one must begin thinking about
doing better. After a close
[match with Central Michigan
in which the singles split 3-3,
Bluecage --Ie 1ullthe coach feels that the singles~
must learn to be more cauti-
When asked if the team might
By SCOTT LEWIS 1 cagers haven't been slacking have been overconfident
More than six weeks separate off since the start of school, against Central Michigan, the
the Michigan basketball team either. For the past four coach answered "No," and
from their opening game of the weeks, in order to stay in stated that they were a good
season, but passers-by of the shape, everyone has partici. team and the Michigan women
outdoor track behind the IM pated 6 organized practices. just didn't know how to play
building would have thought witho" 'he coaches. against them.
otherwise. "Bobby Jones and Joel Coach Atwood recognized
The occasion, of course, was "yathe weakness in strategy that
the annual "Michigan ae," Thompson have been working exists and he plans to work
m~,harder than anyone I've seen o htti itrb ed
where the coaches get their this year," added captain Sieve on that this winter by send
first look at the team before Grt.Goehs!ae f e ing to the other schools for
practice officially starts on Mon- p dotey.G ote has taken off en information on the teams.
day pounds since last year and ap "Right now, the girls go into
This was the chance for tepasflyrcvrdfo the the match with only one way
team to formally kick-off the collapsed lung that he suffered to play. They should go in with
start of practice in prepara-during the Olympic trials. six or seven. They must see
their opponent as a factor in
their play," Atwood said.
Michigan's lineup willre-
main nearly in tact with Bar-
bara Selden in the numberone
spot followved by Kathy Kar-
zen, Anne Kercher, Debbie
Rentschler, Jan Karzen and
Elaine Crosby, the new num-
ber six singles.
The doubles run straight down
the line and Atwood finds Cros-
by to be an asset as a doubles
player as he feels she is the
strongest in 'that group.
"Thisis the main test for our
team," said Karzen. "If we beat;
Ohio State, there's no reason'
we couldn't win the Big Ten
title this year. Even if we don't
win, just doing well against
them will be a good indication'
of our chances."
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tion for the season. Sophomore
Bobby Jones made the most
of the opportunity to Impress
Coach Orr, finishing first with
a time of 5 minutes and 12
Finishing right behind Jones
were Tom Staton, Mark Lozier
and Ricky Green. The only
player unable to run was Alan
Hardy, who was resting a
"I hurt it a while back, and
I'm just resting it," said EIardy,
who comfortably watched from
the sidelines. "There's some
fluid on it, but it's Niothing
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practices under the coaches
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