Tuesday, June 4, 1974
Sports of The Daily
Dirty tricks department
BOSTON - A couple of years ago the Boston Red Sox lost the
American League East championship by one-half game, playing
one game less than the Detroit Tigers in a strike-delayed season.
Now the Red Sox could be victimized again -- all because of
flagrant violation of the major league rules. The infraction was
overlooked by everybody, including the umpires, in a 13-inning, 5-
4 loss to the Minnesota Twins Wednesday night.
With runners on first and third and one out in the 13th,
light-hitting Jerry Terrell of the Twins stepped ito the batter's
box. Boston veteran Diego Segui was set to pitch toeing
Suddenly, Terrell moved around in the box. He scooped up a
handful of dirt without leaving the designated area. Segui caught
off guard, broke his hands from a set position before taking his
foot off the rubber. The result: a balk brintging home the
It was a bush trick, which Terrell later admitted he first pull-
ed off years ago as a high school player in Minnesota. However,
it worked - because neither the Red Sox nor the umpires knew
the rule book.
The rule book comes across hard and strong. On page 29, un-
der rule 4.06 a, Item 3, it states no manager, player substitute
coach, trainer or batboy shall at any time: "call 'time' or employ
any other word or phrase or commit any act while the ball
is alive and in play for the obvious purpose of trying to make
the pitcher commit a balk."
Burak named MVP
The usual torrent of information came pouring forth from the
Michigan Sports Information Department yesterday. It seems
that Chris Burak was named the Most Valuable Player on the
Michigan baseball team for its recently completed season.
In addition, running back Joe Holland of Yonkers, N.Y. will
attend Michigan in the fall. Holland's father is President of
the American Stock Exchange and a member of the Board
of Directors of General Motors. Young Joe ran for 1600 yards last
Oakland's Reggie Jackson and Minnesota's Rod Carew are
waging a sensational battle for the A.L. batting lead. Carew,
a .350 hitter last year is pounding out the hits at a .410 pace
and Jackson is close behind at .399. Jackson also leads in home
runs with 15 and is second to Jeff Burroughs in RBIs with 42.
It's small wonder the Dodgers
are sitting so pretty right now
with a 37-15 record. Just take a . P E
look at the N.L. RBI leaters.
Steve Garvey leads the senior CINEMA
circuit with 46 and tiammate
Jim Wynn and Reggie Smithof . DOUBLE
the Cardinals are next with 44 CURIOUS
apiece. Then comes another TE AG
Dodger, Ron Cey, with 42.
* * * Q013 t c AiA
aRGGIE ACKSOuN hita
couple of homers against the
Brewers Sunday, his 14th and
15th of the year. Jackson will
be out to fatten that figure
against the impotent Tigers to-
night and tomorrow at T i .1 e r
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The pride of the Michigan
basketball team has been re-
stored. C. J. Kupec and Don
Johnson defeated coaches J i m
Dutcher and Bill Frieder in
straight sets yesterday, 6-2, 6-4,
6-, avenging a defeat the coach-
ing duo handed Joe Johnson and
the late Campy Russell.
"The pair is tough, and we
just didn't play well," stated
Frieder after the match.
1 I I k
took the long way back, but
the promise of the girl is the
fulfillment of the woman.
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