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Page Eight


Tuesday, August 14, 1973

Page Eight THE SUMMER DAILY Tuesday August 14, 1973

Honig keeps truckin'


Dick Honig, who would have made some
school a fine head baseball or basketball
coach, is no longer part of the Michigan
basketball staff, taking a position in a
trucking firm that was "too good to pass
It's kind of sad to see the All-American
shortstop and ten year vet of the Maize
and Blue coaching staff leave the ranks.
Almost everybody who came in contact
with Honig found him intelligent, honest,
and diligent.
HONIG WAS the architect of the Campy
Russell-Joe Johnson undefeated f r o s h
squad of 1971-72, a team that showed a
good deal more class and poise in every
game than the varsity has shown in tome
recent hard court outings. Though he never
played the maplewood game, observers
Were impressed with the way Honig map-
ped out the frosh stategy: the subtle way
he had the team break the press and the
smooth way they moved the ball.

When Honig, who called that bunch,
"the guys who gave me my greatest coach-
ing thrill took the step to the varsity with
his frosh, it looked like .the basketball pro-
gram was about to get rolling.
Well . - . it didn't quite, but that's ano-
ther story.
HONIG'S DEPARTURE from the .staff
is going to be almost as big as the failure
to land a big man in the annual recruiting
"Dick's absence is going to hurt us," as-
sistant coach Jim Dutcher explained.
"When some one knows your system, has
been instrumental in your recruiting pro-
gram and was able to scout the oppositiorr

as well as Dick did last year, it's got to
"The primary quality in the man who
replaces Honig,"- said Dutcher who had an
inkling that the Honig resignation was on
the way," is an ability to recruit, not ne-
cessarily his technical knowledge."
"Recruiting is at least 60 per cent of
the game."
HONIG COULD certainly do that.
Besides the obvious economic benefits
he will accrue, Honig decided to go truck-
ing, because of the inability to advance at
the Big U, what with Dutcher and Orr
establishel in the cage positions and Bene-
dict in the baseball. And, as he put it, "It's

hard for schools to take you when you
have had an off year" referring to the
mediocre record the Wolverine cagers
compiled this, past season.
"Since most of the other schools either
take people out of their own ranks or
pluck the big names, it's pretty hard
to get picked up."
HONIG, WHO PLAYED a brilliant short-
stop for the Wolverines and helped Moby
Benedict skipper the baseballers, tried for
some baseball jobs as well.
"I was handicapped because I haven't
coached for three years. U-Cal Riverside
was interested, but they eventually went
for a guy from Arizona State (the base-
ball factory of the Southwest)."
SO HONIG leaves, a bit sadly, mind
you, a victim,' in part, of the coaching
job market and the de facto Wolverine
policy that forbids the firing of coaching
But for Honig the challenge is fresh.
"After all I've never been anywhere else.
I'm going to be employed for the first
time he joked.
The challenge for Michigan basketball,
with Honig's going, becomes just that
much greater.

Summer Daily,


engalS t k


Sports of The Daily


Don't step on the fake grass
Jogging afficiandos are reminded that the seventh and eighth
lanes of the University's famed Tartan track are open for
jogging. The inside lane, used primarily in long distance races,
has received quite a beating of late. The damage is done by
the tennis or basketball shoes which have lifted great portions of
the track. Streets are for the people as long as you use the out-
side lanes.
On tab . .
The Junior Olympics grace the All-American city of Ann Ar-
bor beginning with the opening ceremonies at Crisler Arena.
. .. the slow pitch championships of the IM league will be play-
ed at South Ferry Field . . . The Tigers on WJR.

By The Associated Press
Freehan's two-raun single keyed,
a seventh-inning rally and John
Hiller gave D e t r o i t another
steady relief stint last night, pac-
ing the Tigers to a 9-3 victory
over Minnesota, saddling the
Twins with their seventh straight
Freehan grounded a bases-
loaded single between third and
short with two outs in the seventh
for the tying and go-ahead runs
off loser Bert Blyleven, 14-12.
Aurelio Rodriguez capped the
three-run surge with a run-scor-
ing single that insured Woodie
Fryman his fifth victory against
seven losses.
Hiller came out of the Tigers'
bullpen in the seventh with a run-
ner on second, one out and De-
troit leading 4-2 to record his
28th save.
He did, however, surrender
Steve Brye's second homer of the
season in the eighth for the final
Minnesota run. Detroit wrapped
it up with two runs in the eighth

inning and three more, two on
Ed Brinkman's single, in the
The Twins had taken a 2-0 lead
in the second as Jerry Terrell
drilled a triple to score Joe Lis,
then scored on Rod Carew's in-
field hit. Jim Northrup, Stanley
and Brown smashed consecutive
singles in the third for the first
Detroit run.
The Pirates commeth
PITTSBURGH - Willie Stargell
scored two runs, one on his
34th homer of the season, pac-
ing the Pittsburgh Pirates to a
3-2 .victory over the Cincinnati
Reds in last night's nationally
televised baseball game.
Nelson Briles, 11-I1, who need-
ed ninth-inning relief help from
Ramon Hernandez and Dave
Giusti, fell behind 1-0 in the first
when Joe Morgan singled, stole
second and raced home on a sin-
gle by Tony Perez.
The Pirates, who halted Cincin-
nati's winning s t r e a k at six

ganes, tied the game in the third
when Stargell, the major league's
leading home run hitter, lined a
pitch from Fred Norman, 10-10,
over the right field wall.
Stargell put the Pirates ahead
to stay in the third when he sin-
gled, moved to second on a walk
to Richie Zisk and scored on
Manny Sanguillen's single. Ren-
nie Stennett then singled tip the
middle to score Zisk with what
proved to be the winning run.
Major League
.. Standings
W L Pet. GB
Detroit 66 52 .561 --
Baltnmorek 6352 548 1%
New York 65 56 .537 2l-)
Boston 62 55 .530 31
Milwaukee 57 59 491 ~
Cleveland 47 71 .398 19
Kansas City 61 51 .571 -
Oakland 67 51 .568 ',
Chicago 58 61 .487 10
Minnesota 56 59 .487 10
California 53 62 .461 13
Texas 42 74 .362 24'.
Yesterday's Results
New York 6, California 0
Oakland 3, Boston 1
Chicago 5, Milwaukee 2
Baltimore 7, Texas 4
Detroit 9, Minnesota 3
Other clubs not scheduled
Probable Pitchers
California (wright 8-16) at New York
(Dobson 6-4)
Oakland (Knowles 4-5) at Boston (Lee
Cleveland (Perry 12-15) at Kansas
City (Busby 10-11)
Chicago (Stone 4-11) at Milwaukee
(Lockwood 5-6)
Baltimore (Alexander 6-6) at Texas
(Siebert 6-9)
Detroit (Coleman 18-9) at Minnesota
(Woodson 10-7)
W L Pct. GB
St. Louis 61 58 .513 -
Pittsbnrgh' 57 58 .496 2
Montreal 57 59 .491 '2'
Chicago 56 61 .479 4
Philadelphia 54 63 .462 6
New York 52 63. .452 7
Los Angeles 73 45 .619 -
Cincinnati 72 48 .600 2
San Francisco 64 52 .552 '8
Houston 63 58 .521 11
Atlanta 56 65 .463 18.
San Diego 41 76 .350 31'
Yesterday's Results
Pittsburgh 3, Cincinnati 2
Houston 4, St. Louis 0
New York at San Diego, night
Montreal at Los Angeles, night
Other clubs not scheduled
Probable Pitchers
Atlanta (Morton 9-9) at Chicago
( Jenkins 10-11)
Cincinnati (Grimsley 12-6) at Pitts-
burgh (Rooker 5-4)
'Houston (Richard 4-1) at St. Louis
(Foster 9-6)
New York (Koosman 8-13) at San
Diego (Jones 2-3)
Montreal (McAnalIy 7-6) at Los
Angeles (John 11-7)
Phiadelphia (Lonhorg 9-9) at San
Francisco (Barr 9-11)

EXCITING PEDRO GARCIA,. second sacker for the sometimes go-go Milwaukee Brewers, scores underneath the thundering tag off Ed
"Twinkletoes" Herrmann of the Chicago White Sox. Garcia came flying home on a sacrifice fly by Bob Coluccio.

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