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THE MICHIGAN DAILY Thursday, May 30, 1974
ashes Tigers, 4-1
By The Associated PION
OAKLAND - Sal Bando rapped three
singles and drove in two runs, leading
the Oakland A's to a 4-1 victory over the
Detroit Tigers last night.
The Tigers took a 1-0 lead in the
second inning on a double by Ron Cash
' and a single by Auerelio Rodriguez.
Rookie John Summers singled home
a run in the Oakland half of the first
to tie the score. Bando single home a
run in a two-run third for Oakland and
knocked in another with a base hit in
the fifth.
Reggie Jackson knocked in Oakland's
other run with a double in the third-
inning rally. Ken Holtzman, 5-6, pitched
a five-hitter for Oakland.
Birds blast
KANSAS CITY - The Baltimore
Orioles jumped on Steve Busby for four
r ~ ~runs in the first inning and exploded for
six more in the seventh, breaking a four-
game losing streak by mauling the Kan-
sas City Royals 10-3 last night.
Mike Cuellar, 6-3, scattered 10 hits
for his sixth straight complete game vic-
tory, ending the Royals' five-game win-
ning streak.
Consecutive singles by Al Bumbry,
Rich Coggins and Tommy Davis pro-
"' 'duced the Orioles' first run off Busby,
7-4, and Boog Powell walked, loading the
AP Photo bases.
CINCINNATI REDS' Joe Morgan gives the "hit the
dirt" sign last night as his teammate Don Gullett Rangers roll
slides safely into the plate past catcher Jerry Grote ARLINGTON-Jackie Brown,
of the New York Mets.ARIGO -akeBon
making only his second start of
-7:'re.~ .;F."s 'r}.: . We. #.: i.' : %.. -.C.#. i:.ssr t he season, pitched a three-hit-
ter to lead the Texas Rangers
M ajor League Standings tog30 victory over the ve-
land Indians last nighL.
Brown, 3-1, permitted only
AMERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGUE base hits to Frank Duffy in the
East East third, Rusty Torres in the fifth
W L Pet. GB W L Pet. GB and Jack Brohamer in the ninth.
Milwaukee 23 19 .5483.- Philadelphia 25 22 .532 -
Boston 25 2t .543 - -Monteal- 20 19.513 The R angers, meanwhile,
Detroit 22 23 .49 2% St. Louis 23 22 .511 1 managed seven hits off Cleve-
Baltimore 22 23 .489 2 New York 20 27 .426 5 land's Fritz Peterson, 3-3, in-
Cleveland 22 24 .478 3 Chicago 17 24 .415 eluding Jim Sundberg's run-
New York 23 26 .469 32 Pittsburgh 17 26 .395 scuinss
WetWest scoring single in the second in-
Oakland 26 21 .553 -- Los Angeles 35 14 .714 - ing.
Kansas City 24 22 .522 1x/ Cincinnati 26 19 .578 7 The Rangers chased Peterson
Chicago 21 21 .5009 22 Atlanta 26 22 .542 8 2 in the seventh inning with a two-
Texas 23 24 .489 3 San Francisco 26 24 .520 9% run uprising. Len Randle led
Calitornia 22 25 .468 4 Houston 25 24 .510 10
Minnesota 19 23 .452 4 Y San Dieto 1835 .340 19 off with a single and scored all
Results Wednesday's Games the way from first on Jim Fre-
Chicago at New York, postponed Houston 5, Montreal 3 gosi's single and an error by
Oakland 4, Detroit 1 Pittsburgh 13, San Diego 3 Cleveland outfielder Leron Lee.
Milwaukee at California, inc. San Feancisro 5, Chicato 4 After Fregosi was sacrifiied
Tesas 3, Clevelad 0 Atlanta 1, Philadelphia 0, ii inn. to third base, Sundberg sored
Baltimore 10, Kansas City 3 Los Angeles 5, St. Louis 2t, d g
Minnesota 5, Boston 4, 13 inn. Cincinnati 3, New York 2, 10 inn, him with a squeeze bunt.

heads or tales
Marc Feldman
Campy's decision ...
...-the right choice
"I'VE THOUGHT about signing with the pros before I graduate. I
haven't thought about it too much because you know I might
be good enough then, but then again I might not. But if they
approached me with an offer, I think I would take it."
-Campy Russell, senior, Pontiac Central H.S., May 27, 1971
Michigan's star basketball player Campy Russell was drafted
by the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers Tuesday, prematurely ending his
varsity career with the Wolverines. Many people have voiced
disapproval of Campy's actions, mostly because of their interest as
fans and a deep-rooted sense of the sanctity of the four-year rule
in college athletics.
Campy has indeed been a great player during his stay in Ann
Arbor after a brilliant high school career with, hopefully, a lucra-
tive and successful professional one ahead of him. Campy has been
destined for stardom ever since his abilities on the court became
evident years ago on the playgrounds of Pontiac.
Even on the day he declared his desire to come to school
here three years ago, the newsmen were pressing him on his pro-
fessional aspirations. Therefore no one should be surprised at the
course of action Campy took, or be righteously indignant because
Michigan won't have a great team next year. He made the only
decision he could have made under the circumstances.
In watching Campy play this past season, I became convinced
that he was just too good for the basketball played at the col-
lege level. Russell was always there with the nonchalant big bas-
ket during the close games of the early Big Ten season, and at
times, seemed to be toying with the opposition.
Campy has nothing left to prove in the college game. Individ-
ually, he led the Big Ten in scoring, finished second in rebound-
ing and Michigan captured the Big Ten title and an opportunity -
for him to shine in the biggest showcase of them all, the NCAA
Few Michigan sports fans will ever forget the show Campy
put on for the folks in Tuscaloosa last March in Michigan's upset
of Notre Dame. Campy scored 36 points, including 24 in the sec-
ond half, and grabbed 18 rebounds, completely captivating the
Alabama crowd with his display of talent.
One can be reasonably sure in saying that Campy Russell
came to the University of Michigan and played basketball for
three years in order to realize his goal of a sassy pro contract.
He worked hard to this end and deserves the fame and fortune
shortly to come his way. His "vocational" training was considered
sufficiently complete to warrant a first round draft pick.
After all, don't many (if not most) people in this University
come here to obtain some vocational training whether it be in
medicine, law, architecture, music, or basketball?
Turning the shoe on the foot of another student, if a medical
school deemed someone qualified after just three years of college
should he turn it down?
Campy is unusually gifted with a basketball. In fact, only
twelve other players in the college ranks were "hardship" picks
of the professional league, and Campy was the first one to be
Certainly college has more to offer than another year of
basketball for Campy, but the years of earning for professional
Campy can graduate any time but he can only play ball now.
basketball players are very limited.

UMPIRE LOU DIMURO gives the out signal, but sliding Texas Ranger Lenny Randle so
in breaking up the pivot of Cleveland's Jack Brohamer at second in last night's action.

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