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Page 12-Saturday, August 4, 1979--The Michigan Daily
MUNSON MOURNED
Kemp shines as Tigers lose 5-3

By TOM STEPHENS
Special isaThe Daily
DETROIT - The Kansas City Royals
used four pitchers to limit the Detroit
Tigers to four hits and got home runs
from Darrell Porter and Hal McRae to
hand the Bengals their third straight
loss last night in the opener of a twi-
night double header, 5-3.
Royal starter Steve Busby, now 5-6,
was credited with the win. Rookie lef-
thander Steve Underwood received his
second loss against six victories on the
year. Busby allowed only two hits while
striking out six in his six innings of
work, but he issued seven walks to en-
counter trouble almost every time he
went to the mound.
KANSAS CITY outfielders Al Cowens
and McRae each scored runs in the six-
th and seventh innings to provide the
margin of victory. Tiger slugger Steve
Kemp's two feudal home runs kept
Detroit in the game until the final in-

ning, when Kansas City reliever Al
Harbosky came in to get pinch hitter
John Wockenfuss to hit into a game-
ending double play.
McRae's seventh inning two out solo
homer iced the Royal's first victory in
Tiger Stadium this year in what until
then, had been a see-saw scoring battle.
* The Tigers were practically given
their first run in the second inning when
Busby walked the three batters.
CHAMP SUMMERS, wearing a pad
over the right leg he injured Wednesday
in Texas, led off with a walk and stole
second, his sixth steal of the season.
Sommers moved to third when catcher
Porter's throw bounced into center
field. Rookie Alter Greene also
received a free pass and worked a per-
fect hit and run with Aruelio
Rodriguez to score Sommers, as the
veteran hot corner-man drilled a
ground ball single through the hole
vacated by Royal second baseman

Frank White, who had moved to cover
the bag ahead of Greene.
The Royals rapidly used the same
combination to get that run back in
their half of the third. Willy Wilson
received a lead-off walk and stole his
46th base of the year easily. McRae's
single to right brought the fleet Wilson
home well ahead of Sommers' throw.
In their next two at-bats, each team
used the long ball to exchange the lead
once again. Kemp drilled Busby's first
delivery in the bottom of the third into'
the upper deck in right for his seven-
teenth round-tripper of the year, a
Tiger team leading total.
ROYAL COWENS' lead-off double in
the top of the fourth was followed im-
mediately by Porter's twelfth home run
of the year, a right field upper deck shot
that landed just a little to the left of
Kemp's blast. Porter earned his homer
the hard way, dueling Underwood to a
full count by fouling off five pitches, in-

SPORTS OF THE DAILY
Manery negotiates new contract

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- Former
Michigan hockey player Kris Manery
has signed a new contract with the
Minnesota North Stars, the National
Hockey League team announced
yesterday.
Manery, 24, played in 60 games with
the North Stars last season, scoring 17
goals and adding 19 assists for 36 points.
Terms and length of the contract for
the right winger were not disclosed.
-AP
Ashe update
NEW YORK - Tennis star Arthur
Ashe "possibly did suffer a heart at-
tack" before his admission to New York
Hospital on Tuesday, a hospital
spokeswoman said yesterday. -AP
Randle purchased
NEW YORK-The New York
Yankees announced the purchase of
veteran infielder Lenny Randle from
Portland of the Pacific Coast League
yesterday.
Randle, released by the New York
Mets before the start of the season, had
been signed by San Francisco and then
traded to Pittsburgh in June as part of
the Bill Madlock deal.
Earlier Friday, the Yankees recalled
catcher Brad Gulden and outfielder
Bobby Brown from their Columbus
farm club in the International League.
-AP
Schmidt, Tidrow tabbed
NEW YORK -- Dick Tidrow of the
Chicago Cubs was named National
League baseball pitcher of the month
for July and Mike Schmidt of the
Philadelphia Phillies its player of the
month, the league announced yester-
day.
Tidrow, 5-0 with a 0.75 ERA last mon-
th, beat out Tom Seaver of the Cincin-
nati Reds for the honor. Tidrow, traded
SCORES
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Kanasaatys, Detroit 3
Chicagaobs'4, st.Les Batmore1, N.Y.Yanks a
Pittsburgh 6. Philadelphia 3 Minnesotaa4, California 1
Chicago8, Toronto5 -NFL
exas8,Cleveland'3 Miami4,,New Otrleas7

to the Cubs by the New York Yankees
last May, pitched 24 innings, striking
out 13 batters, walking six, and
allowing two earned runs on 13 hits.
Schmidt, the league's leading home
run hitter, averaged .354 at bat in July
with 34 hits in 96 at bats, five stolen
bases, 23 runs and 32 RBI.
The third baseman hit 13 homeruns
last month, including four consecutive
blasts July 6-7. He is the only major
league player to have homered four
times in a rowon two occasions. -AP

Quotable
"I never played for myself, I always
played to please the fans. Like the
basket catch. It seemed natural, and
the fans liked it. I never cared about
making sensational plays. I played for
people in the stands so they could go
home from the game and say they en-
joyed themselves." Baseball Hall of
Famer Willie Mays, a star outfielder
for the Giants and Mets.

cluding two line drives off the wall only
a few feet outside the line. The drive
counted for Porter's 72nd and 73rd
RBI's of the year and gave the Royals a
3-2 lead, their first of the game.
In the night cap, another Tiger rookie
left-hander Bruce Robbins (0-1) was
slated to start against veteran south-
paw Paul Splittorff (10-11) as the Tigers
try for their first win in the weekend
series against the Royals.
Munson
NEW YORK (AP) - A capacity
Yankee Stadium crowd cheered the
memory of Thurman Munson for nine
minutes last night after Terence Car-
dinal Cooke offered a prayer for the
New York Yankees catcher who died in
a plane crash a day earlier.
While members of the Yankees and
Baltimore Orioles stood at the top steps
of their dugouts, Cardinal Cooke, arch-
bishop of New York, prayed for Mun-
son's family. After he had completed
the prayer, Metropolitan Opera star
Robert Merrill sang "America The
Beautiful."
THEN, AS Munson's portrait was
flashed on the stadium scoreboard, the
fans began their marathon salute for
the deceased Yankees catcher.
Through it all, eight Yankee starters
in Friday night's game against the
Orioles stood at their positions,
motionless, heads bowed. Catcher
Jerry Narron remained in the dugout
with the rest of the team, leaving Mun-
son's regular position behind home
plate vacant during the thunderous
ovation.
Event after the fans stopped ap-
plauding and cheering, left fielder Lou
Piniella, perhaps Munson's closest
friend on the team, remained
motionless for another minute or two,
apparently wrapped in his own
thoughts of a departed teammate.
THE YANKEES' clubhouse and
dugout areas were placed off-limits to
reporters last night in deference to the
memory of Munson. The Yankees said
they did not want their players
bothered with questions in this time of
grief.
Yankee owner George Steinbrenner
was in the clubhouse for about an hour
during a team meeting. He was pale
and drawn as he met reporters in an ad-
joining corridor.
"I don't know what you want me to
say," he began. "The team had a
meeting. A few of them spoke. It was a
tribute to Thurman."
THE YANKEES announced that
Munson's No. 15 and his locker in the
clubhouse both would be retired. His is
the eighth Yankees uniform number
retired, joining Babe Ruth's No. 3, Lou
Gehrig's No. 4, Joe DiMaggio's No. 5,
Mickey Mantle's No. 7, Yogi Berra and
Bill Dickey's No. 8, Whitey Ford's No.
16 and Casey Stengel's No. 37.
The club said Munson's locker would
remain in the clubhouse with his No. 15
in place above it.
In addition, the Yankees said a
plaque would be placed in the center
field section of the stadium where
others honoring Ed Barrow, Jacob
Ruppert, DiMaggio, Mantle, Stengel
and Joe McCarthy already hang. Also
in that area are monuments to Gehrig,
Ruth and Miller Huggins.
MUNSON WAS killed Thursday in the
crash of his $1.4 million Cessna Citation
jet near his home in Canton, Ohio. He
was 32.

UP and overP
Keith Hernandez of the St. Louis Cardinals is forced out at second by Chi-
.spago C.b shristop Ivan DeJesus yesterday at .Wrigley- Field. The Cubs
took the game by a score oft4-2.

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