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Friday, April 6

PENNSYLVANIA POWER DOMINATES

By HENRY ENGELHARDT final order of standing in the
NL East can easily be predicted.
Predicting who will finish ACCORDING to the "Birth
where in the NL East is a tough Date Theory," the race could go
task. Trying to foresee who will to the final game between the
get hot, who will not, who in- two Pennsylvania teams the
juries will effect, or what team Phils and the Pirates. ,
will be steadiest over a 162- The Phils have 40.7 per cent
game, five-month schedule is of their present roster born in
near imposible. the key months of April, May,
Unless of course, true science June and December. The Pirates
and logic are put to work. have but 40.0 per cent. A mid-
Cincinnati and Boston were season trade or recall of a minor,
the two best teams in baseball
last season. It can be truthfully:
said that they were both excel-
lent teams.

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WHAT COMMON characteris-
tics of these two teams can be
seen in today's NL East teams
so that a winner can be picked?
One particular factor the BoSox
and Reds possess allows an ac-
curate prediction of East stand-
ings.
When last season's Reds and
Red Sox rosters are combined,j
the figures (which do not lie)
say 47.1 per cent of the players
were born in April, May, June'
and December (months 4, 5, 6
and 12).
Applying the theory that the
team with more players born in
these months will do better, the

leaguer, however, could put HR's, 95 RBI's) provide proven Bob Baily was a sparkling move. weak attack anemic. Dave King-
them over the top. punch. He joins 27-year-old Steve Rog- man's unusual, homer or whiff,
The Phil's mound staff is led Larry Bowa (.305, born 12-6-45) ers in anchoring a youthful staff. approach to batting cannot
by December-born Steve Carl- and Dave Cash (.305, 6-11-48) carry them far.
ton (15-14, 3.56 in '75) and April- turn a cool double play and give THE EXPO batters, led by The Cardinals in last? When
born Jim Lonborg (8-6, 4.13). the big boys a chance at all Larry Bittner (.315 in 121 games a team has only 23 per cent of
Tug McGraw (9-6, 2.97) keeps those RBI's. in '75) are young and potent the players born in months 4,
the bulls at bay in the pen. Impressive as the Phils are, (in the batter's box that is). 5, 6 or 12 what more can you
FOR SHEER power at the don't count out the Pirates (for The prestige of fourth place(?) expect?
plate, the Phils will swat sul- i God's sake it's only April, you will go to the Chicago Cubs. Age will be a major Cardinal
tans with the best. Dick Allen, can't even count the Cubs out 32 per cent of their team cele- problem. Though born in June,
Greg Luzinski (34 HR's, 120 yet!) Last year they won the brate birthdays in the key Lou Brock will be 37. Don Kes-
RBI's), and Mike Schmidt (38 division by 6 games and from months. singer, acquired from the Cubs
the Yankees they picked up a The Cubs are led by last will be 34, and may have lost a
topflight starter in December- year's NL batting champ, 25- step or two badly needed at
-,born Doc Medich. year-old third baseman Bill shortstop.
Medich joins fellow righty Madlock (.354). After him and
Bruce Kison and, along with perhmaps Jose Cardenal (.317), BIG YEARS are needed from
lefties Jerry Reuss and John the rest of the Cub bats are un- Bake McBride, Hector Cruz and
Candelaria, form a strong start- proven. Keith Hernandez. Superstars
mg four The Cub pitching, however, is Ted Simmons (.332) and Reggie
not unproven. It proved itself as Smith (.302) must not slip from
THE PIRATE bats, and the awful last year in posting the outstanding '75 seasons.
stench of the Pittsburgh steel worst team ERA in either Their pitching is questionable.
mills, have similar reputations league. (A statistic they are not Only Bob Gibson is dependable,
S-always strong. This year will overly proud of.) The Cubs need and he's retired. Pete Falcone,
be no exception. a superstar stopper to steady from San Francisco should help,
The cowhide will be pounded kids Ray Burris, Bill Bonham but asking a 23-year-old to be
by some familiar names like and Steve Stone. the mainstay of your staff is
Willie Stargell, Al Oliver, Manny Inot the sign of a championship
iSanguillen, Rennie Stennett, THE METS (28.5 per cent) caliber club.
DaveiParn e ni Hennet. from the wormy apple will fight The Cards will be fun to watch
Dehoff the Cardinals and finish fifth. though, as long as reliever Al
k shartstopthe Pratesajneed ga Mickey Lolich joins a top- (Mad Hungarian) Hrabosky con-
s t S m l notch staff of Tom Seaver, Jon tinues his antics. He must im-
'speed, astronger bullpenrand Matlack and Jerry Koosman as prove, however, upon his su-
" . more players with the proper a starter. perb '75 season (13-3, 1.67) for
. ><birthdf ays. The bullpen is sound with Bob the Cards to move up.
With 35.7 per cent of their Apodoca (1.48), Tom Hall and The NL East race should go
.>team in "the theory," the Mont- go..~A ~ I
real Skip Lockwood (1.0). If only down to the wire between the
Expos will grab third place the Mets could play without Phils and Bucs with the rest of
Picking up 28-year-old Clay batters. the division snoring it out for
Kirby from the Reds for aging Trading Rusty Staub leaves a good draft positions.
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Daily Photo by PAULINE LUBENS
JEFF ETTERBEEK, Michigan's- second singles performer,
exhibits his powerful two-handed backhand that led him to
victory over Eastern Michigan, Wednesday. Etterbeek faces
a formidable foe today in Minnesota's Mark Brandenberg.
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If the thought of upcoming
finals has made a ninth floor
window ledge an appealing
sight, you definitely need a study
break, and Michigan's tennis
meet with Minnesota today is
the place to take it.
The Gophers, who arrived last
night, will have the opportunity
to work out on Michigan's courts
this morning before the 2:30
match. With a 6-3 victory over
Ohio State under its belt, Min-
nesota looks to be somewhat of
a challenge to the Wolverines.
Along with Minnesota, coach
Brian Eisner feels that Ohio
State, Illinois and Wisconsin
are the toughest teams in the
conference. The Buckeyes
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In the number one singles
match, Minnesota will send Bob
Amis against Eric Friedler.
Amis beat Francisco Gonzales of
Ohio State last year, and went
to the semifinals of the Rice
Invitational. This should be al
good pair up.
Outstanding sophomore Mark
Brandenberg, who lost to former
Michigan player Jerry Karzan
in last year's third single semi-
finals, will face Jeff Etterbeek.
Branderberg is a former All-
State basketball player and ac-
cording to Eisner, "an all
around good athlete."
In two earlier meets, Min-
nesota has beaten Purdue 6-3
and received a surprising de-
feat from Illinois, 6-3, which.
points out just how strong Illi-
nois has become.
Overall, the stage has been
set for an interesting match.
Saturday's opponent, Iowa,
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teen years that Purdue had
beaten Iowa. The Hawkeyes
were looking ahead to their
meet with Illinois, defying the
old maxim of sports, "playing
each game as it comes."
Rick Zussman, a lefty from
Detroit, will play the number
one singles position. He won
against Illinois in good fashion,
but lost to Purdue.
Not playing with Iowa is Greg
Hodgman. He was expected to
be a great help to the Hawk-
eyes and his absence could be
detrimental to their game.
Saturday's starting time will
be 1:00.
The locations of the events
will be dependent upon the ever-
changing Ann Arbor weather.
Should the relapse into win-
ter continue, the meets will be
held inside the Track Tennis
Building, where many of the
Wolverine's practice sessions
have taken place. Otherwise,
the games will be moved out-
doors. Both Minnesota and
Iowa have had spring trips
which could give them an edge
in outdoor play.
Michigan has only recently
been playing outside with yes-
terday's chilling temperatures
forcing them indoors again.
Eisner is fairly pleased with
his team's play outside, but
would honestly prefer this week-
end's matches to be indoors. It
would present the best possible
conditions for the Wolverines
and "the better conditions favor
the better athletes."

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