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Page 12-Wednesday, July 25, 1979-The Michigan Doily
~fi- -* Stricken Cain was an
P l.nspration to Cardinals
ST. LOUIS.-A coroner has ruled out But he did not fade. He became
a heart attack as the cause of death for stronger. he led a squadron of rookies through
J. V. Cain, the St. Louis Cardinals' 28- A coroner, Joseph Mueller, said that their paces-ebulliently, laughing at Lions get punter
year-old tight end. The autopsy served whereas a heart attack was not the adversity, which was by then behind
to confirm what his teammates and the cause of Cain's death, weakened heart him. The Detroit Lions obtained punter
coaches of the St. Louis Cardinals tight muscles not revealed by an autops Cain astounded officials of the Car- ThDeriLonobaedptr
e s a d kew. mashae bee autopsy dinals with his zest to prove complete Terry Joyce from the San Francisco
end already knew. may have been. .eaiiainfo i nu49ersysery to provide the injured
J. V. Cain was stout of heart. And "I've got a thick file of cases like this rehabilitation from his injury. s T9r yesterday t prviekh. j
moeghr envrfn u hti a, He outran all of his teammates as Tom Skiadany with a backup.
more. where we never find out what it was," dil pnd irlslo oi ap- San Francisco will get an undisclosed
Once on the brink of all-pro, he had the coroner said. "It's very possible we drills opened. Tirelessly, or so it draft choice in return.
fought back courageously from one of a won't in this case." peared, he persisted in running the Joyce, a 6-foot-6, 225-pound third-year
football player's most dreaded injuries, Meanwhile, further tests were plan- stadium steps. Sunday night he collap- pro, played for the St- Louis Cardinalr
a torn Archilles tendon, ned, and funeral arrangements were sed near them. in 1976 and 1977, but did not see any ac-
HE PERSERVERED. He spent most pending. "J. V. WAS one of the things we were tion last year
of the 1978 National Football League J. V. CAIN was an inspiration when, counting on this year," said St. Louis'
season on crutches following surgery. at a Cardinals minicamp in the spring, vice president of operations, Joe
Sullivan. "He was the leader from the HE PLAYED in all 14 games with the
first practice until he couldn't lead any Cardinals in 1976, averaging 36.4 yards
more ,, per boot on 64 punts. The following
Running back Wayne Morris broke year, he chalked up a 38.7 yard average
down when he tried to talk about Cain's 02 just six punts.
death. But another close friend, defen- Skldany is being treated for a back
sive tackle Charlie Davis, was problem, and has not been punting at
hi< the Lions' Oakland University training
Everyo e is talking about how his camp. A team spokesman said yester-
return to glory ended in tragedy, but day he is expected to be ready to play
I'm thinking of it as the ultimate well before the season gets under way,
glory," Davis said. "He was doing what but Coach Monte Clark "wants in-
he wanted. Football was his life." -AP surance." -UPI
Celtics woo versatile
Carr from Pistons
BOSTON (UPI)-The Boston Celtics, completing another step in what
they hope will be a successful rebuilding process, yesterday signed free-
agent forward M.L. Carr to a multi-year contract.
Carr, who averaged a personal high 18.7 points a game last season for
Detroit, becomes the third Piston to sign with another club through the free
agent route. Kevin Porter signed with Washington and Ben Poqgette went to
"This is like a dream come true for me," said Carr, at 6-foot-6 con-
sidered one of basketball's premier small forwards. "I wanted to be a Celtic
all along. And I wanted to be on a championship team. I promise there will
be a championship again in Boston and it will be in my years here."
Carr had been actively pursued by the New York Knicks, the San An-
tonio Spurs, the Indiana Pacers as well as the Pistons and Celtics.
The Pistons will be entitled to compensation and coach Dick Vitale said
he would like Bob McAdoo. But Boston General Manager Red Auerbach said
he wasn't going to commit himself to any names.
"I haven't even talked to him (Vitale) yet. It's what we're going to give
AP Photo him that counts. He's just blowing smoke. He might as well ask for Dave
" Cowens while he's at it," Auerbach said.
A lantc conqufe rorOnly MVP Moses Malone and Artis Gilmore played more minutes than
"Yankee Girl," the smallest boat ever to have sailed the Atlantic with only Carr last year.
a single crewman, is shown here off the English coast after its voyage with Auerbach emphasized Carr's versatility and his unselfish attitude, a
its relieved skipper, Gerry Speiss of White Bear, Minn., at the helm. trademark he said also applied to Havlicek and Frank Ramsey.

Buck Marti
Molitor and]
as the Milv
popped the D
and handed
derwood his f
Detroit's I

Brewer blasts doomTigers, 5-4
he AssociaiedPrs the winning run. Parrish belted his Oakland's young Mike Morgan, 0-6, in sixth.
'-Gorman Thomas and second homer-and 12th of the the seventh, lining a shot and watching Boston tied the score in its half o
inez homered and Paul season-in the bottom of the seventh the ball sail deep into the Oakland sixth on a single by Watson, a walk
Dick Davis hit RBI triples and Brookens' RBI single made it 5-4. bullpen in right-center, just to the left of a single by Evans. An error by Oakl
waukee Brewers dough- Milwaukee starter Bill Travers, 8-4, the 380-foot mark, for his 17th home run first baseman Dave Revering on F
)etroit Tigers 5-4 last night was the winner with help from Bob of the seaon and first in 20 games. Lynn's grounder kept the seventh
rookie sensation Pat Un- Galasso in the seventh. It was the Yastrzemski was given a standing ning going and gave Yastrzemsk
first major league defeat. Brewers' 11th triumph in their last 12 ovation by his teammates and a crowd chance at bat. Yastrzemski's ho]
Lance Parrish belted two games. of more than 30,000. made a winner of Dennis Eckersley

f the
ki a
, 11-

solo homers.
Thomas broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth
when he walked and scored on Davis'
triple off Underwood, 5-1. Ben Oglivie's
sacrifice fly drove in Davis, giving the
Brewers a 3-1 lead.
SAL BANDO singled in the third in-
ning and scored on Molitor's triple but
the Tigers tied it in their half on Tom
Brookens' first major league home run.
After Parrish's first home run cut
Milwaukee's lead to one run, Thomas
gave the Brewers a 4-2 lead with his
24th homer of theseason in the sixth.
Martinez' third homer of the year in
the seventh made it 5-2 and proved to be

Yaz belts 400th
BOSTON-Carl Yastrzemski broke
a 3-3 tie with the 400th home run of his
career, a two-run, two-out shot in the
seventh inning last night, that sparked
the Boston Red Sox to a 7-3 victory over
the Oakland A's.
Yastrzemski, bidding to become the
first player in American League history
to reach 400 homers and 3,000 hits,
singled home a run in the first inning
with his 2,960th careerbase hit.
Then he unloaded onthe first pitch by

A TRIPLE by Butch Hobson and
Dwight Evans' 14th homer off Jim Todd
provided two insurance runs in the
Boston picked up two runs in the first
on a pair of walks, singles by Yastr-
zemski and Bob Watson and a throwing
error by Oakland catcher Jeff
The A's came back to tie the score on
homers by Newman, his 19th, and
Wayne Gross, his 10th, and then went
ahead 3-2 on a single by Mitchell Page
and a triple by Dave Revering in the

American League
Milwaukee, Detroit4
Boson 7, Oakland 3
Saiimore7 Seatle6 irstgame>

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