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A's, Birss vr ised bswitch

By The Associated Press
BALTIMORE -atOakland A'sj
owner Charles 0. Finley was
not dealing from strength when
he traded two of his disgruntled
superstars - slugging outfielder
Reggie Jackson and pitcher Ken
Haltzman - but he still thinks
the blockbuster deal with the
Baltimore Orioles was a great

they were asking, they were in
the driver's seat.
Jackson, was reportedly ask-
ing for a three-year contract
for about $200,000 a year.
Holtzman also wanted a three-
year contract totaling $460,-
000 compared with the $93,000
he earned last year.
J a c k s o n, especially and

integral part of the deal was
Mitchell, a 25-year-old right-
"Since December, at the win-
ter meetings, our No. 1 priorityI
has been Reggie Jackson," Pe-
ters said.
Although Orioles General
Manager hank Peters and
Manager Earl Weaver would-
n't reveal the details of more
than four months of delicateI

talks with the A's, both men
said they had second thoughts
about letting Mitchell go in
the deal.
The hard-thrower was 3-0 last
year with Baltimore after hav-
ing been called up in June from
the Rochester farm club. I
Baltimore catcher Dave Dun-
can said he had no doubts Mit-
chell was the player who tipped
the scales.

"Everyone says Baltimore
got the best deal," Duncan
said. "But I think Paul Mit-
chell is the key to the trade.
Depending how well he turns
out will determine who got
the better deal."
Mitchell, h i m s e1 f, paced
around the Orioles' training
camp in Miami after hearing
the news saying, "I can't be-
lieve it."

vi, y v 1 , UA
one for his team. Holtzman were not overly happy'
"I think under the circum- with the trade. Jackson, in fact,
stances, it will turn out to be might balk at moving from the
one of the best trades we ever A's to the Orioles.
made," Finley said Friday after While Jackson was declining
trading Jackson, Holtzman and comment, his agent and busi-
minor league pitcher Bill Van ;ness partner, Gary Waller, said,
Bommel to Baltimore for pitcher "I've never seen Reggie more
Mike Torrez, rookie right-hander reflective in his life. He has
Paul Mitchell and outfielder to give it a lot of thought."
Don Baylor. "It isn't necessarily true that
The circumstances Finley he will be going," Waller added.
was talking about were that But Holtzman said, "As
Jackson and Holtzman were much as I hate to leave Oak-
two of his unsigned star play- land, this might be my one
ers, who would become free chance to get some security in
agents if the A's did not sign the game. I'm glad more for
them for the 1976 season. financial reasons."
If Finley didn't sign them, Baylor, 27, who hit .282 with
they could sign for the 1977 25 homers last season, took the:
season with any club in baseball trade very hard. The muscular
even making potential big deals outfielder had been in the Ori-'
with the expansion franchises, oles' organization for 10 years,
and the A's would get nothing including five in Baltimore.
in return. "What can I say? I'm shock-
Consequently, Finley went to ed,' he said. "The guys here
the market place and all the have been like brothers to me.
other dealers knew he was not Bret dewstBbyGih,
dealing with the best hand. ThereeertBoy c
other clubs knew, since Finley; B~tirnore's veteran second base-
, 'n m1 went.
apparently wasn't going towpay To rk
Jackson and Holtzman what Torrez, 29, took the news

Court rules out Kapp lawsuit;

By The Associated Press
went for millions and came out
with nothing in his legal battle
against the National Football,
"I'm disappointed, of course,
and hope it doesn't hurt the
players over-all," said the for-
mer quarterback.

nied damage claim
contract contained illegal provi- the top," said William Willis, an
sions. attorney for the Patriots.
Sweigert told the jury in final Kapp was voted most valuable
instructions Thursday t h a t player on the Vikings' 1970
Kapp's counsel had to show the Super Bowl team but refused
quarterback sustained damages a trophy by saying, "There is
because of the violations. no most valuable Viking. It's
Kapp was the highest paid 40 for 60," which he explained
player in the NFL when he left, meant 40 players pulling togeth-
and his attorneys claimed dam- er for 60 minutes.

AP Photo
Holding an''
PAUL SIMON of Penn State performs on the parallel bars during the final competition of the
NCAA Gymnastics Championships in Philadelphia yesterday. Penn State captured the team
competition title.

calmly. He made a plane res-
erva~tion, asked for an Oak-
landrsess guide and took his
wife ot to diner to celebrate
hiv birthday.
The key for the Orioles was!
Vbnson, while Finley said an

Mith freed again




By The Associated Press
The New York Yankees with-
drew their claim to free-agent
pitcher Andy Messersmith Sa-
turday, saying the "wearing of
the Yankee uniform is not some-
thing which anyone will be al-
lowed to take lightly."
Thus Messersmith, the first
free agent under Peter Seitz'
landmark arbitration decision,
remains a free agent, free to
deal with all 24 clubs-even the
Yankees if he wished.
is closed as far as the Yankees
are concerned and I' notified
the commissioner of that this
afternoon," said George Stein-
brenner, general partner of the
"Someday, Andy may feel en-
tirely different about represent-
ing the New York Yankees and,
if that day should come, we
would certainly be willing to
meet to pursue that possibility."
Steinbrenner said the Yan-
kees were convinced that they
had dealt with Messersmith and
his agent "both morally and
MESSERSMITH, the winning-
est pitcher in the National
League the past two years while
hurling for the LostAngeles
Dodgers, has steadfastly main-
tain he never lost free-agent
The Yankees claimed, how-
ever, that Herb Osmond, Mes-
sersmith's agent, had entered
into a written agreement with
them last Sunday morning.
Osmond and Messersmith say
that agreement was not a bind-
ing contract on the star right-
hander. It was without his sig-
nature and Osmond never had


authority to bind Messersmith them," Miller said, "because, Messersmith had charged the
to a contract anyway. neither the commissioner nor items in the written agrea3nent
anybody else could sustain the that Osmond signed were dif-
"I DON'T have power of at- claim. The claim was phony." ferent from the terms in the
torney," Osmond said Thursday Steinbrenner felt confident of uniform contract Osmond wrs
while in New York to appear be- a favorable decision from Kuhn, later presented.
fore, in a hearing, Commissioner saying, "I think had we been Steinbrenner left the door
Bowie Kuhn. able to sit down head-to-head, stlybajar wen ased wha
Kuhn had been expected to this matter probably could have slightly ajar when asked what
make a decision Saturday-but been resolved." would happen if Messersmith
the Yankees made one of their When asked why he hadn't now came to him and asked to
own instead. talked to Messersmith to clear start from scratch.
Steinbrenner said the Yanxees everything up, Steinbrenner "If he came to me and said
had been determined to proceed said, "because of the way his he really wanted to be a Yan-
in the Messersmith hearings be- agent reacted. My' people tried kee, I'd be glad to have him.
cause it was "imperative that to talk with Osmond and he We took ourselves off the hook
certain facts be set straight." wasn't about to discuss any-' and we took the young man off
thing." the hook."!

Milwaukee 115. Atlanta 106
K rsas City 104, Cleveland 101
Chicago 97, Detroit 93, OT
?Mlontreal 6, Detroit 3
Boston 4, Toronto 2
Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 2
Washington 5, Pittsburgh 4
N.Y. Islanders 10, N.Y. Rangers 2
Chicago 3, St. Louis 3, tie
Exhibition Baseball
Detroit 6. Boston 4
Kansas~ City 14, Chicago A0)
Milwaukee 14, San Francisco 7
Oakland 7, Cleveland 0
Cincinnati 13, New York N 7
San Diego 7, Chicago N 2
T,xs 8. Montreal 7
Atlanta 3, Philadelphia 3, tie
New York A 2-1, Baltimore 1-6

A U.S. DISTRICT Court jury ages to him amounted to possi- Patriots President Billy Sulli-
determined that Kapp suffered bly as much as $11.8 million.
no damages and that the New1 van said, "I've been praying
England Patriots had n o t "IT'S NO LONGER '40 for very hard the last few weeks.
breached a contract with him. 60.' It's old No. 1 at the cash But I also truly feel justice was
"I'm very sorry for Joe," NFL register. He wants his right off served."
Commissioner Pete Rozelle said
in New York.
"It's a possible turning point
for settling these matterst e
collective bargaining rather
than in court," added Rozelle.
Kapp, contended he was forc-
ed out of football in 1971 after
he refused to sign an NFL stan-
dard player contract with the
Patriots. Eary electrodes
BUT THE NFL lawyers argu-
ed that Kapp and his manager DALLAS-The Dallas Cowboys are putting away their pain-
John Cook devised a "game killers and sleeping pills-at least temporarily-in favor of special
elan" to sue the NFL when the electronic earclips.
Patriots asked the quarterback Last yearitheNational Football League team tested medical
to sign the standard contract. equipment that attempts to ease tension, anxiey and pain by
Kan' joined the Patriots in sending electronic impulses to the nervous system through nerve
1970, leaving the Minnesota Vi- stimulation points on the ears.
kings after a bitter contract Ken Locker, the Cowboys' assistant trainer, said the
disnute, and played under a devices offer an alternative to drugs and has some advant-
memo agreement calling for ages over them.
$600,000 for three seasons. "A back injury makes it hard to sleep, so a 'player might
Rozelle ordered Kapp out of take a muscle relaxor or a pain killer. . . . If we can use some
the Patriots' training camp in dev ce and get similar results-sleep and relaxation-as we do
9ollecte roinds ae thentwith drugs, then we are accomplishing it through a better means
collhoctive bargaining agreement rugtme
then in force required all play- of treatment."
ers to sign standard contracts. The Cowboys used three devices-cerebral electrostimulation
It was Cook's contention that (CES) for anxiety, tension and insomina; transcutaneous nerve
the memo agreement was a le- stimulation (TNS) for pain; and biofeedback training (BFT)
gal contract and that the NFL for tension.
The TNS device sets up a "pain block" of electrical im-
pulses emitted at a rate of 10 per second through a battery-
operated device. A padded ear clip is dampened and attached
to a reflex point on the ear that corresponds to the pain area.
"We're actually overloading the nerve and jamming the pain
'4 signal so it doesn't get through," said Harry Bowers, operation
manager for Neuro Systems, which manufactures the devices.
"It would depend on the type of pain and the person to determine
how long the treatment is effective."
17. The Hawks were playing The CES device uses electrodes that are placed behind each
without high scorer John Drew, ear to stimulate the hypothalamus section of the brain, "to
who injured his knee in a game help it operate more normally," Bowers said.
Friday night. Not all the Cowboys who tried the equipment had good
** results, but nine of the 15 who used it regularly reported good
Cavs crumble to excellent results in fighting a range of ailments.
OMAHA-Rookie forward Bill ,If you can treat an individual without poisoning the body,"
Robinzine, playing despite five Locker added, "it's 100 per cent better. It's a big step towards
personal fouls for the last seven good sports medicine." -AP


HE SAID one of those facts
was allegations that the Yan-
kees did not always act in good
faith. He also denied that the,
Yankees plied Osmond with
drinks in order to persuade him
to sign an agreement for Lis
"This alleged statement was
totally false and was damag-j
ing," Steinbrenner said. "Mr.
Osmond's own testimony under
oath stated that, in the seven
hours he was with Yankee per-'
sonnel in negotiations that day
(March 27), that he only had a
total of 21 bottles of bear,"
Steinbrenner said.
He also felt that it must be
brought to the attention of all:
parties that there are many dif-
ficulties which must be recog-
nized in contract negotiations
between agents representing
ball players and ball clubs."
IN NEW YORK, Marvin Mil-
ler, executive director of the
Players Association, said Stein-
brenner beat the commissioner
to the punch because he knew
the Yankees' claim was going to
go down for the count.
"I don't think it was wise of:


alls edge by iestom

By The Associated Press
CHICAGO - The hot outside'
shooting of Jack Marin and
Mickey Johnson paced the Chi-
cago Bulls to a 97-93 overtime
victory over the Detroit Pistons
in a National Basketball Asso-
ciation contest last night.
The w i n ended Chicago's
eight-game losing streak and
snapped Detroit's seven-game
winning streak. The loss, cou-
pled with Milwaukee's victory,
dropped the Pistons 2/2 games
behind the first-place Bucks in'!
the NBA's Midwest Division.
Johnson collected 19 of his 28
points in the first half to keep
the lackluster Bulls close. The'
Pistons led by five at inter-
MARIN THEN scored all 29 of
his points in the second half,
including six in the overtime

period, to spark the Bulls to
Guard Bobby Wilson chipped
in 18 points for the Bulls, most-
ly from outside.
The Pistons played without
leading scorer Bob Lanier and
the Bulls without top scorer'
Bob Love and reserve guard
Leon Benbow. Lanier suffered
a cervical spine injury in Fri-
day night's game at New Or-
leans. Love was out with a
minor injury and Benbow has
the flu.
SECOND - YEAR guard Eric
Money led the Pistons with 21
points, forward Curtis Rowe
added 17 and veteran guard'
Archie Clark 16.
Chicago led 85-83 when Rowe,
sank two free throws with nine
seconds left in the game. The
Bulls then set up Wilson for a
20-footer, but it rolled off the

rim to force the overtime.
Marn scored half of the Bulls
12 overtime points, including
four free throws, for the victory.
* * *
Bucs win
ATLANTA - The Atlanta
Hawks lost their 13th straight
National BasketballAssociation
game last night as the Milwau-
kee Bucks took a 115-106 deci-
sion behind the hot shooting of
Bob Dandridge.
The Bucks ran off eight pointsr
in a row near the end of the
third period to take a three-
point lead and never trailed
DANDRIDGE led the way with
34 points while Elmore Smith
and Brian Winters each had 17
for Milwaukee.
Lou Hudson led Atlanta with
21 points and Dwight Jones had

minutes, scored nine points in
that time tobhelp theKansas
City Kings beat the Cleveland
Cavaliers 104-101 in a National
Basketball Association game
last night.
THE CLINCHING b u c k et
came with 1:30 left. Nate Archi
bald drove inside, his layup
bounced off the rim and Robin-
zine stuffed the follow shot
through for a 102-97 cushing.
Cleveland dropped one-half
game behind first-place Wash
ington in the Central Division.

Detroit rallies over Red Sox;
Athletics anniilate Indians

By The Associated Press
Horton homered in the third
inning, then drove in the tie-
breaking run in the seventh
with a sacrifice fly yesterday
that gave the Detroit Tigers a
6-4 exhibition baseball victoryj
over the Boston Red Sox.
Horton's second homer of thej
spring came after the Tigers
capitalized on Boston starter
Luis Tiant's wildness for three
runs in the second inning. E
Carlton Fisk, who had four
consecutive hits in the game,
belted a three-run homer off
Detroit starter Ray Bare to
tie the score 4-4 in the sixth.
The Boston slugger also had
two doubles and a single.
Detroit got the tie-breaking
run off Diego Segui when Ron
LeFlore beat out an infield, hit,
took second on a sacrifice, stole
third and scored on Horton's fly
to deep center.The Tigers
picked up an unearned run in
the~ ninth.

He singled and walked in two
DH appearances.
Bahnsen blanked the Indians
on six hits until he was re-
placed with two outs in the
eighth by Todd.
Dennis Eckersley retired the
first six A's batters, striking out
four of them, but was tagged
for consecutive hits by Phil
Garner, Ken McMullen, Rob
Picciolio and Billy North and
two runs in the third inning.
North drove in two runs on
three sngles, while Picciolio,
Garner, Sal Bando and Billyj
Williams each had two hits.
Bando tripled in the eighth in-
ning when the A's scored three
times a g a i n s t reliever Don
* *1 *
Reds romp
hitter Terry Crowley's game-
tying homer triggered Cincin-

Merv Rettenmund and Plum-
mer driving in the runs.
The M e t s, dropping their
ninth game in 11, had taken a
7-6 lead with five runs off Will
McEnaney in the eighth inning
on singles by Felix Millan, Ed
Kranepool, Joe Torre and Hei-
demann and Benny Ayala's
* * *
Pirutes pOunce
Parker drove in three runs with
a homer and a single to help
the Pittsburgh Pirates defeat
the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 yes-
terday in exhibition baseball.
Parker singled home a run in
the first inning, then added a
two-run homer in the third that
gave Pittsburgh a 3-1 lead
against starter Bob Forsch.
St. Louis pulled to a 3-3 tie
before Pirates shortstop Craig
Reynolds bounced a two-run,
bases-loaded double down the

. t
Young Kimballs shine
CLEVELAND-Michigan's diving coach Dick Kimball has a
vested interest in both the men and women's 10-meter platform
finals today, but it has nothing to do with coaching.
t Kimball's 12-year-old son and 15-year-old ' daughter are,
respectively, the youngest divers in each of the categories to
- qualify for the final event in the Amateur Athletic Union Senior
t Indoor National Diving Championships at Cleveland State Uni-
f The three days of action will culminate with 12 men and
- 12 women each getting three dives from the high tower. The
male qualifiers dived seven times and the women five times
in Friday's preliminary round of the 10-meter.
Vicki and Bruce Kimball each were well off the pace in the
competition, yet were good enough to qualify easily for the
While defending champion Carrie Irish, herself a lass of only
19 from New Canaan, Conn., was leading the women qualifiers
into the finals with 210.69 points, Miss Kimball was capturing a
ninth place with 182.97.
Meanwhile, brother Bruce was soaring into a qualifying
spot himself with a score of 299.31 and a tenth place finish.
"Bruce jumped off the tower when he was four years old
and just by being around the other tower divers I train has
made him never develop the fear most kids have," Kimball said.
The diving coach is a former National AAU tower champion.
Hill joins Redskins
WASHINGTON-Running back Calvin Hill, who played six
years with the Dallas Cowboys before defecting to Hawaii of
the World Football League, has signed a multi-year contract with
the Washington Redskins, it was announced yesterday.
Hill, 29, told newsmen that he had contacted several teams
before signing with the Redskins but that "I was impressed with
3 the positive things here."
Coach George Allen said that Hill would be used as both
a halfback and a fullback and then would be placed in one
position. "He's a better tailback," said Allen. "We want him
in the lineup."
Asked what the signing of Hill means in relationship to Mike
Thomas, the NFL's Rookie of the Year last season, Allen said:
"This means more flexibility. One of the things that makes a
team stronger is competition at every position."

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