Wednesday, August 8, 1973
THE SUMMER DAILY
Wednesday. August 8, 1973 THE SUMMER DAILY Page Eleven
Major League Leaders I
AMERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGUE
Based on 250 at Bats Based on 250 at Bats
Player Club G AB R H Pet. Player Club G AB R H Pet.
Carew Min 101 390 65 133 .341 Rose Cin 113 467 85 158 .338
W. Horton Det 73 267 34 90 .337 Cedeno Htn 94 350 62 113 .323
D. May Mil 108 437 69 142 .325 Cardenal Chi 104 377 60 121 .321
Murcer NY 113 436 59 139 .319 Watson Htn 115 430 76 136 .316
D. Allen Chi 72 250 39 79 .316 Grubb SD 85 298 41 94 .315
T. Davis Bal 90 364 34 111 .305 Unser Phi 93 301 48 94 .312
Otis KC 108 427 74 130 .304 Goodson SF 93 347 35 108 .311
Scott Mil 105 400 66 120 .300 B. Robinson Phi 77 285 43 88 .309
Blair Bal 102 352 53 105 .298 Hunt Mon 107 386 61 119 .308
Northrup Det 74 263 38 78 .297 Maddox SF 95 377 50 116 .308
Home Runs Home Runs
R. Jackson, Oakland, 24; Mayberry, Stargell, Pittsburgh, 32; Evans, At-
Kansas City, 22; Hendrick, Cleveland, lanta, 31; Bonds, San Francisco, 30; Da-
21; Otis, Kansas City, 21; Fisk, Boston, Johnson, Atlanta, 29; H. Aaron, Atlanta,
Rons Batted In Runs Batted In
Mayberry, Kansas City, 87; R. Jack- Bench, Cincinnati, 84; Evans, Atlanta,
son, Oakland, 85; Muccrc, New York, 80; Stargell, Pittsburgh, 79; Bonds, San
75; Otis, Kansas City, 68; Melton, Chi- Francisco, 73; T. Perez, Cincinnati, 72.
cago, 64; Darwin, Minnesota, 64. Pitchint tlO Decisions)
PitchIng (10 Decisions)
Hunter, Oakland, 15-3, .833; McDaniel, Brett, Philadelphia, 11-14, .733; Twit-
New York, 9-3, .750; Splittorff, Kansas chell, Philadelphia, 10-4, .714; Osteen,
City, 14-5, .737; Palmer, Baltimore, 14- Los Angeles, 12-5, .706; stone, New
6, .700; Coleman, Detroit, 18-8, .692; Col- York, 7-3, .700; P. Niekro, Atlanta, 11-
born, Milwaukee, 14-7, .667; Lee, Bos- 5, .688; Seaver, New York, 13-6, .684;
ton, 12-6, .667; Holtzman, Oakland, 17- Wise, St. Louis, 13-6, .684; Cleveland,
9, .654. St. Louis, 12-6, .667.
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Delvecchio stays a Wing;
WHA signs Backstro~m
By The Associated Press
DETROIT-Detroit Red Wings
captain Alex Delvecchio signed a
six-figure contract with the Na-
tional Hockey League team yes-
terday, spurning an offer from
the Houston Aeros to join former
Red Wing star Gordie Howe.
Howe bolted Detroit and the
NHL earlier this summer when
he signed on with the Aeros of
the World Hockey Association.
Delvecchio announced his de-
cision at a news conference
Sports of The Daily
tract which he said would pay
"in six figures," and included
fringe benefits, performance bo-
nuses and a job in the, front of-
fice when his playing days are
Delvecchio has played his en-
tire professional career, 22 years,
with the Red Wings. He has been
in the NHL tonger than any other
Ralph the Cougar
CHICAGO - The Chicago Cou-
gars of the World HockeyAsso-
ciation yesterday lured veteran
center Ralph Backstrom away
from the Chicago Black Hawks
of the rival National Hockey
League for an estimated $750,000.
The 35-year-old Backstrom, a
16-season NHL player, was the
second Black Hawk standout
signed by the Cougars in two
weeks. On July, defenseman Pat
Stapleton was signed for an es-
timated $1 million as Cougar
Another Black Hawk, star cen-
ter Stan Mikita, is being wooed
by the Cougars.
Backstrom had a cereer NHL
total of 278 regular season goals
with the Montreal Canadiens,
Los Angeles Kings and Black
Hawks, who got him from Los
Angeles last Feb. 25.
President Walter Kaiser of the
Cougars said a settlement, not in-
cluding players, had been made
with the Los Angeles Sharks, who
held the WHA's original negotia-
tion rights to Backstrom.
Dollar Bill's $$
NEW YORK - Bill Bradley,
coming off his finest National
Basketball Association season
ever, has signed a one-year con-
tract to play with the New York
Knicks, club president Ned Irish
The 30-year-old former Prince-
ton star, whose professional ca-
reer was delayed two years while
he studied at Oxford University
as a Rhodes Scholar, will be play-
ing in his seventh season for the
defending world champions.
Last year Bradley played in
all 82 regular season games and
17 playoff contests as the Knicks
captured their second NBA title
in four years. He was also named
to the NBA All-Star team for the
Bradley scored a career-high
1,319 points last year, averag-
ing 16.1 points per game in reg-
ular season action and 18.6 in the
playoffs. His free throw percent-
age during the 1972-73 campaign
was .871, erasing a Knick mark
of .868 set by Kenny Sears in
Alexander the Grey
where he said his decision to stay
with the Detroit club for at least
another year was influenced by
his family, his wife and a good
offer from the front office.
"I've been here all my life-
and I've been treated just fine,"
the 41-year-old star center said.
"It's just justice that I stay with
Delvecchio accepted a con-
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