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Page 12-Friday, July 20, 1979--The Michigan Daily

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Bosox keep Mariners at bay,
By 7hcoe a iaPrssThe Red Sox added a run in the sixth Garr's two-run smash cut the margin to eighth.
TON-Light-hitting Larry Wolfe on successive doubles by Dwight Evans 4-3 in the third and Johnson hit a three- Buddy Bell, who
d a two-run homer in the fifth in- and Burleson, then got three in the run homer in the fifth to put Chicago runs, singled in
break a 1-1 tie and propel Dennis eighth when Butch Hobson hit his 15th ahead to stay. Texas' fifth run in
ley and the Boston Red Sox to a homer, Evans walked, Fred Lynn Before leaving in the seventh, Steve Yanks 10, A
tory over the Seattle Mariners doubled and Jim Rice singled. Trout, 4-3, gave up eight hits, four of NEW YORK-R
ht. them in a shaky first inning. Dave two-run homer an
rsley, 10-5, scattered Six hits. He Chisox 9, Rangers 6 Rajsich, 0-1, who was touched for John- in three runs to ba
'ked for a fourth-inning run when ARLINGTON, Texas-Home runs by son's homer .and two other hits in the of Luis Tiant as th
eyer singled and Leon Roberts Lamar Johnson and Ralph Garr led a one-third of an inning he worked, got beat Oakland 10-21
The Red Sox had taken 1-0 lead 14-hit assault against three Texas pit- the loss. . the A's their fifth s
econd on a walk to Carl Yastr- chers yesterday that gave the Chiago Garr doubled and scored on Jorge Or: Tiant, 7-4, struc
, a double by Carlton Fisk and White Sox a 9-6 victory over the ta's triple off starter Danny Darwin in and walked three
urleson's sacrifice fly. Rangers in the first game of a twi-night the first. Orta's double in the sixth complete game an
, substituting at second base for doubleheader. brought in another run and Chet last eight starts.
Jerry Remy, hit his third homer Richie Zisk singled home two runs Lemon's RBI single gave Chicago its allowed came on,
eason off Floyd Bannister, 5-8, and John Ellis had two RBI singles as eighth run in the seventh. Milt May ad- homers in the se
ureson hadsingled. Tovan, nA_ -, lend in the t nnd. t s ded a solo homer for Chicago in the T

scored two of Texas'
Larvell Blanks for
the sixth.
s 2
.eggie Jackson hit a
d Brian Doyle drove
ck the six-hit pitching
e New York Yankees
ast night and handed
traight defeat.
k out seven batters
en route to his fifth
d sixth victory in his
The only runs he
Jeff Newman's solo
cond and fourth.

Yanks' boss
NEW YORK (AP)-AlRosen resigned
last night as president of the world
champion New York Yankees, the club
rumored for several days and apparen-
tly was triggered by a dispute among
Rosen, owner George Steinbrenner and
Manager Billy Martin.
There was no further comment im-
mediately, but the Yankees were
preparing a statement.
Ironically, only one day earlier,
following conciliatory talks with Stein-
brenner, Rosen had called the
presidency of the Yankees "one of the
great jobs in America."
American League
Chicago 9. Texas 6 (2nd game, inc.)
SCalifornia 4, Baltimore 3 (2nd game, inc.)
Boston 7, Seattle 1
New York 10, Oakland 2
National League
Pittsburgh9.Houston 5 (2nd game,inc.)
Atlanta 8, Chicago2

AP Photo
CARNEY LANSFORD, one of the reasons why the California Angels are leading the American League West, is in
pickle-with little hope of getting out of it. Lansford scooted toward the plate from third last night when teammate
Don Baylor hit a ground ball to Baltimore third baseman Rich Dauer. Dauer, meanwhile, fired home to catcher Rick
Dempsey, who made the tag on Lansford.

.......... ..


An All-Star game ...
... of grand old fame

Baseball staged its 50th annual showcase
Tuesday night-a sparkling golden anniversary
that featured nearly every ingredient that has
made the nation's pastime so entertaining for so
The 1979 All-Star game, played in an indoor
bandbox ballpark on an asphalt-like artificial sur-
face, had the game's best fielders confused all
night on routine fly balls they lost in the deceptive
camouflage of Seattle's Kingdome. High bouncing
singles off the infield "parking lot" also con-
tributed to the see-saw scoring battle. For-
tunately, nobody was injured as inflielders blindly
staggered time after time into the path of line
shots hit by goliaths Dave Parker, Dave Winfield,
and Jim Rice. No sir, the "freak factors" didn't
win out this time.
The quirky setting couldn't hide the game's best
hitters and throwers-not for a second. Starters
Nolan Ryan and Steve Carlton were a classic
study in contrast, though each was touched for
runs in the first inning. Ryan's hopping fastball
and Carlton's snapping curve were impressive,
even over the tube. Only the presence of so many
~ sluggers in close proximity to the short outfield

walls made the contest into the free for all it
A classic cannon
Through thick and thin I've always followed
the Tigers. And if a loyal Detroit fan could enjoy
watching all those first division millionaires
showing off their talents, then there must be
something in the midsummer classic.
One play sums up the whole game, and the last
decade of All-Star competition.
In the bottom of the eighth with a runner on
second and the score tied at six, the American
League's Graig Nettles singled to right. Suddenly
the TV camera flashed on runner Brian Downing,
already halfway to home as National League
rightfielder Dave Parker fielded the line drive on
one bounce. Parker's 6-7 frame stretched, coiled
and snapped out in a, classic motion that echoed
Musial, Mays, and the other ghosts that were
haunting the Kingdome that night.
His throw home flew on a tremendous are, a per-
fect strike to catcher Gary Carter at the plate; in
those few seconds the four players involved

created a baseball conflict which was stirring and
timeless, much like a great work of art.
Carter literally tackled Downing only inches
short of home and the junior circuit was frustrated
once again.
Each hitter psyched himself slowly, stepped into
the box as if he was born there, waggled his bat,
and took cuts at all kinds of deliveries from the
parade of imposing hurlers. In a patient game
where calm repetition regularly explodes into
sudden frezy (like Carter's putout at the plate),
the tension hovered just below the surface, ready
for spontaneous combustion.
So what if the game was decided on a bases
loaded walk in the ninth; a winning one-run
"rally" in which the National League failed to
manage even one hit. That kind of absurdity has
also played a big part in the game.
The American League gave it their best shot,
only to come up short for the eighth straight year.
For consolation, they can always summon the war
cry of the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 50s and the
Detroit Tigers in the 70s: Wait 'til next year.
NBC's baseball brainchild, Joe Garagiola,
foretold the outcome when he quoted a former All-
Star: "All I know is, good pitching will stop good
hitting every time, or vice versa."

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