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Page 14-Saturday, May 19, 1979-The Michigan Daily
Wagner's hit tops Tribe

Special to The Daily
CLEVELAND - Who says second
basemen aren't supposed to hit? Not
Mark Wagner or Lou Whitaker, who
drove in two runs apiece last night to
power the Detroit Tigers past
Cleveland, 5-3.
Wagner, forced into the game in the
fifth when Whitaker was ejected from
the game, deposited a Sid Monjen fast
ball for a two-run double in the ninth,
breaking a three-three tie and snapping
a two-game losing streak.
The victory, earned by John Hiller (2-
1), increased the Tigers' margin over
the Tribe to 21/ games. It also quashed
the hopes of 10,452 frustrated Cleveland
fans, who for the first time all season,
found their ball club in a race - for
fifth place.
Co-starring with Wagner was the
scrappy Whitaker who rapped two
doubles and a single against starter
Wayne Garland, boosting his average
19 points to .323. "Sweet Lou" accoun-
ted for the Tigers' first run when his hit
to center plated Ron Leflore, who
opened the game with a single.
Cleveland evened the score in the
second when Andre Thornton doubled

and came home on Gary Alexander's
single. The Tribe took a 2-1 lead in the
third as Old Friend Tom Veryzer and
Paul Dade doubled.
But Detroit wasnt about to roll over,
especially against a team whose record
dropped to 14-22. In the fourth, Steve
Kemp led off with a walk, one of seven
lead-off men to reach base, and moved
to third on the hit-and-run single by
Jason Thompson. Kemp trotted home
on Jerry Morales' foul sacrifice fly.
Whitaker supplied the key hit again in
the fifth. With Aurelio Rodriguez on fir-
st via one of eleven Tiger hits, Whitaker
stroked a high drive into the left field
corner. Rodriguez scored easily and
Whitaker made it safely to third but slid
past the base and was tagged by-Toby
The third base umpire called
Whitaker safe, but first base ump Daryl
Cousins, rushing in from short right
field, overruled. Whitaker protested
vehemently and was tossed out.
Cleveland scored its final run in the
sixth on a fluke play. Rick Manning
tripped and remained there as Thor-
nton grounded out and Jim Norris
walked. Harrah hita loper over second,

which Wagner caught while falling
Norris was almost at second base, so
Wagner doubled him up. He would
have, too, had Norris' back not got in
the way. The ball rolled past first
baseman Thompson and Manning
raced home,
Hiller was summoned in the eighth
after Dade singled and stole second
with one out. Rozema, who entered the
game with an 0.33 ERA against the
Tribes, hasn't won since April22.

take the
By the Associated Press
NEW YORK-Major league baseball
umpires and the American and
National leagues reached agreement
yesterday on a three-year contract that
will return the 52 umpires to the playing
fields over the weekend.
The announcement was made at the
American League offices by Lee Mac-
Phail, president of the AL, and Chub
Feeney, the NL president.
groups had been going on for several
weeks, but final agreement was not
reached until early yesterday, the of-
ficials said. Both sides expressed
satisfaction with the agreement that
will carry through the 1981 season. The
umpires received substantial pay in-
creases in salary, per diem allowances
and in-season vacations.
Salaries based on service will start at
$22,000 for a second-year umpire and
reach $50,000 for an umpire with 20 or
more years of service. In his fifth year,
an umpire will receive $28,000; in his
10th year, $38,000, and in his 15th year,
The umpires were to receive their fir-
st assignments of the season from the
league headquarters yesterday, and
most were expected to work today.
Delays were expected in getting um-
pires to the West Coast and other
distant points, and those games might
not have regular umps until Sunday.
The umpires began the work stop-
page after the 1978 season. They skip-
ped spring training and went on picket
lines outside various major league
stadiums when the regular season
began in April.

Bullets boot Spurs

Mark Wagner

LANDOVER, Md. (AP)-Bobby
Dandridge's 12-foot jumper from the
right baseline with eight seconds to
play last night capped a furious
Washington comeback that carried the
Bullets from a 10-point fourth-quarter
deficit toa 107-105 NBA victory over the
San Antonio Spurs in the seventh game
of the Eastern Conference finals.
The Michigan women's tennis team
qualified for the National championship
yesterday by upsetting Ohio State, 5-4
in the semifinals of the regional com-
petition. Michigan, which lost to OSU
earlier in the season, 7-2, was the num-
ber three seed in the tournament and
OSU was the second seed.
The netters, who won the state cham-
pionship last weekend, will now play
Indiana to decide the Regional winner.
The top two teams from the region
move on to the National competition
that starts in Iowa City, Iowa June 2.
The Bullets will open the best-of-
seven championship series Sunday
against the Seattle SuperSonics, whom
they beat in seven games in last year's
The Spurs had one last chance to tie it
up when James Silas drove to the
basket. But his shot was blocked by
Washington's Elvin Hayes with four
seconds left and, as the ball rolled loose
on the floor, the final seconds ticked

Dandridge led the Bullets with 37
points, 11 of them in the final period.
Hayes added 23 while San Antonio's
George Gervin poured in 42 in the losing
San Antonio led 86-76 with 10:50 to
play and was ahead 94-85 midway
through the final period before the
Bullets put on their winning surge.
Reserve forward Greg Ballard star-
ted it off with a layup, Hayes hit a
followup shot and Dandridge put in a
turnaround jumper to cut the gap to
three points with 4:38 to play.
But Silas responded with a 15-foot
jumper for San Antonio and Gervin
made a 20-footer to stem that surge,
and the Spurs seemed tobe in control as
they led 103-97 with 2:09 to go.
That was when the Bullets took com-
mand. Ballard scored on a tip-in, Wes
Unself banked two free throws, Dan-
dridge put in a short jumper to tie the
score and then Ballard, a second-year
man seeing increased playing time
because of the back injury to Mitch
Kupchak, hit two free throws with 36
seconds left to put Washington ahead
Silas hit a 15-footer to tie the score for
San Antonio before the Bullets called
time out with 25 seconds to play. They
worked the ball to Dandridge, who
dribbled to the right baseline and put up
the winning shot over two offenders.

Blue thinelads qualify
16 in Big Ten meet

Michigan had the most finals
qualifiers, Wisconsin swept a race and
took the team lead, and favored Indiana
kept it's hopes high yesterday, the first
day of the Big Ten Outdoor Track and
Field Championships at Ferry Field.
Led by speedsters Butch Woolfolk
and Tim Thomas, who ran second in the
200-meter dash and 800-meter run,
respectively, the Wolverines qualified
at least one man in every event,
totalling 16 in all. Indiana followed with
11 qualifiers with Ohio State (8) not far
MICHIGAN coach Jack Harvey still
sees Indiana as the team to beat. "In-
diana's qualifiers are of bettter quality.
That's going to make a big difference.
When you qualify guys sixth, seventh
and eighth like we did, you're just
hoping they'll score."
The Blue thinclads' title hopes were
sincerely dashed when sprinter Andrew
Bruce came up with a pulled hamstring
in the 100-meter dash.
"We were counting on him in the
100,200 and the relays," said Harvey.
"Losing him is going to hurt us.'

In the only finals held yesterday,
Wisconsin grabbed top honors in the
discus and 10,000 meter run, while In-
diana's Bob Cannon successfully
defended his long jump title.
The Badgers currently lead the pack
with 34 points, Indiana is second with 17
and Michign is third with 14. The meet
continues today starting with the pole
vault finals at 11:45. Tickets can be
purchased at the gate.
American League
Detroit .ceeand3
New York 10. Boston 0
Baltimree7. Toronto 6
National League
Pittsurgh 9, Chicago 5
Atlants. sanFrancisco 4
Cincinnati 7.Los Angeles
Montreal 5. Philadelphia 3
NBA Playoffs
washington 107.sanAntonio 105
(washington wins best-of-seven semifinal

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