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Page 12-Tuesday, July 24, 1979-The Michigan Daily
Chisox run wild on Tigers, 11-3
BY DAN PERRIN giving up three runs on seven hits while three hits and drove in two of the three fourth hit of the night, which brought
special oe rheDaily striking out six batters. Tiger tallies, two runs and gave the Sox a 5-2 lead.
DETROIT - It was just one of those Meanwhile, Squires, the husky young THE BULK of the damage was-done
nights when it seems nothing could go first baseman, banged out four hits in in the sixth, seventh, and eighth in-
right for the Tigers, as they were club- five times at bat, scored twice and nings, when Chicago piled up nine runs WITH A 3-2 count on third basen
bed, 11-3, by the Chicago White Sox last knocked in a pair of runs. on eight hits, putting the game out of Greg Pryor and the bases loaded agc
night at Tiger Stadium. Tiger started Steve Baker and reach. in the seventh, Billingham proceeded
The Bengals fought insurmountable relievers Jack Billingham and Dave After a pair of strikeouts in the sixth, muff an infield dribble and allow ar
odds in the form of superb pitching, un- Tobik suffered the consequences, as Baker gave up a single, sandwiched by to score.
necessary errors, and bad luck in they helplessly watched the White Sox
falling to the Chisox before a crowd of pound out thirteen hits and eleven runs Tobik was then called in and gavei
21,436. in the rout. Baker took the loss, his ahard grounder down the middle bye
STEVE "RAINBOW" Trout, son of seventh in eight decisions, possibly en- Tiger catcher Milt.May. As luck wou
former Tiger great Dizzy Trout, and dangering his spot on the major league or, in this case, wouldn't have it, t
Kalamazoo native Mike Squires played roster. ball hit second base, eluding shortst
the key roles for the visitors. Trout (5- All-star Steve Kemp provided the Alan Trammell and allowing two mo
3), filleted the Tigers for six innings, only heroics for Detroit. He collected runs to score.
The rout continued in the eighth
Jorge Orta and Rusty Torres smack
their fifth and sixth home runs resp
tively, capping off a field day fort
GH A O Sax. ,
n W I TE SCOXThe Tigers' scoring occurred in t
first and seventh innings someho
Lynn Jones, Tom Brookens, and Ken
managed to put together three hits ba
to back, as they totaled two runs in t
a pair of walks which loaded the bases. opening stanza. That was it for Detro
Billingham, brought in to put out the except for another Kemp RBI whi
/ fire, instead succumbed to Squires' brough home Trammell in the sevent]



Cain's fatal collapse
Paramedics try unsuccessfully to revive St. Louis Cardinal's tight end J. V.
Cain Sunday night after he collapsed during a workout at the team's St.
Charles, Mo., training camp. Cain was pronounced dead 90 minutes later at
q local hospital. He was reported to be in "excellent shape" when he arrived
at camp last week.

American League
Baltim'ore 7. Oakand 4
Ceveland5, Miwaukee 4
Californ'ia 9, Boston 2
New Yvork6, Seatle2
Kansas City 5, Texas 4
(1,1, 18, comp. suspended game)
Pittsburgh 7, Alanta 1
Houso 3St.Louis 2

All people who have rented per-
manent lockers at CCRB, NCRB or IM-
SB must renew them (if renewable) or
clear them out by August 17. The 1979-80
locker sale for NCRB and CCRB will be
held on Saturday, September 15, from
7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Locker sales at IMSB
begin September 4.

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Ter mpora ray

By Billy Sohn

'Godfather'frames Rosen .. .

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NEW YORK - The recent gangland slaying of
mobster Carmine Galante, who was gunned down
in the rear of an Italian restaurant last week, has
brought fear to many New Yorkers of an ensuing
gang warin the Big Apple.
Yet unlabelled as such, a different type of gang
war is taking place in New York City.
Like the mob's gang war, this one involves a
struggle for power and turf. Yet the mob's use of
guns and bullets differs from the other's use of
words and the local press. And whereas one is
illegal, the other is legal.
This gang war revolves around the small but
expensive piece of turf in the Bronx. The principle
characters are the Godfather (George Steinbren-
ner), who doubles as a shipping magnate; his hit
man, (Billy Martin), who with the exception of
time with other bossmen in Texas, Minnesota and
Detroit is a Bronx organization man; and Reggie
"October" Jackson, an artist with his bat as well
as his mouth, who doubles asa candyman.
As the story goes, the Godfather, who bought
outright his turf, wanted to make a neo-dynasty
out of the boys from the Bronx. As he went about
his business, he called in Martin to run his high-
priced outfit. The hit man Martin had a fierce
reputation as a fighter. Brilliant when it came to
strategy and planning, his one fault lies in his
ability to communicate. Being from the old
dynasty, Martin had trouble backing it with his
young crew, especially his most prized possession,
The real feud between Martin and Jackson oc-

curred last summer. Martin blamed Jackson for
not hustling, and a shoving match resulted before
a national TV audience. What did Martin expect
from Jackson; After all, it wasn't October yet.
Nevertheless, the Godfather had to correct this
embarrassing and deteriorating situation.
With the advice of Al Rosen, the Godfather
prematurely retired Martin and brought in the
Lemon connection from Chicago.
Squeezed Lemon
The Lemon kid knew his stuff. He knew strategy
as well as how to handle the volatile slugger. Put
in the precarious position of handling the God-
father as well as Jackson, the Lemon kid
smoothed over the troubled spots and managed to
pull the Bronx boys from a 14% game deficit onto
their second straight world championship. Mean-
while, the Godfather promised Martin before an
Old Timers Day crowd that he'd have his job back
again in one year. Hopefully, this would give the.
slugger enough time to heal his wounds.
But in a recent move of pure power and
dominance, the Godfather brought Martin back
swiftly and suddenly. This move was the begin-
ning of the new Bronx gang war.
The rapid change of command for the Yankees
really brought few surprises. The sudden and
swift change from Martin to Lemon was just as
sudden and swift as the change from Lemon to
Martin. This is the nature of the ball club and the
front office. Despite the most recent change, all
. fans- question what Martin's second ,term will

will it change Yanks?
mean in terms of Jackson.
The return of Martin brought little advance as
far as standings were concerned. The Yankees are
currently 11% games back, as compared to 14
back last year when Lemon came in. Yet things
were too quiet. For the Yankees, this calm was
like the period before a storm.
Thunder came only a few days ago, when the
Godfather canned his president, Rosen in a
shakeup of his organization, although according to
Rosen, he resigned.
With the absence of Rosen from the front office,
the Yankees have a new organization. Rosen ably
handled the hot tempers of the Godfather, Martin
and Jackson. Now that he's gone, those hotheads
will be left to fend for themselves. Essentially, the
mediator is gone from the Bronx scene.
Martin now has what he'd always wanted. He's
both the field manager and general manager. His
influence on the club now goes beyond the field in-
to the front office. He has a one-on-one situation
with Steinbrenner.
It will be interesting to see how this new power
affects Martin. Martin must respect Jackson as
much as possible, even though the two are bitter
enemies. Jackson is just too precious to the team
as they eye the latter part of the season. Nobody,
however, not even Reggie can tell you that he wan-
ts out of the Bronx mob. His public comments
about Rosen's luck in leaving the organization
sums up his feelings.
As for Martin, he's got his close encounter with
Steinbrenner to look forward to. He now assumes
a huge responsibility on a club were few seem to
accept any.

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