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Page Twelve

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

. Wednesday, July 17, 1974

Poge Twelve THE MICHIGAN DAILY Wedneadoy, July 17. 1974
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Sox homers,
Kaat's hurling
bury Tigers

YPSI OPENER
Wheels host Blazers

From Wire Service Reports
CHICAGO-The Chicago
White Sox p o u n d e d Tiger
Mickey Lolich for eight hits,
including three home runs and
two doubles, for an easy 6-0
victory over Detroit. last night
at White Sox Park.
Lefthander Jim Kaat, 10-6,
stymied the meek Detroiters on
two singles, struck out five and
walked two in gaining the vic-
tory.
Brian Downing blasted a
homer for the first Chicago run
in the fifth and Dick Allen, the
major league's leading home
run hitter iced the game for
the Chisox in the sixth, with a
tremendous three-run clout into
the center field bleachers, his
23rd of the year.
Bill Melton, the shtmping
White Sox third baseman, also
connected off Lolich in the
eighth for two runs as the vet-
eran Tiger lefty pitched his
16th complete game of the year
and went down to defeat for the
11th time in 21 decisions.
While the Tigers were burn-
ing in Chicago, an old associate
was having his problems with
American League President Lee
MacPhail.
Billy Martin, the Texas Rang-
ers' extremely ignitible men-
tor, was handed a three-day sus-
pension for his part in the
Rangers' Sunday doubleheader
with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Martin accomplished the Her-
culean task of being tossed from
both ends of the double dip.
The disputes centered around
Martin's claim that the Brewers
were deliberately throwing at
Ranger shortstop Toby Tarrah.
Martin threatened the Brewers
with immediate retaliation if
Harrah was decked.
Harrah was, and Texas hurler
Pete Broberg retaliated against
Milwaukee's George Scott. This
led to the first of Martin's pre-
mature exits. His second was
over a protest of a Jim Slaton
pitch to Texas slugger Jeff
V Burroughs.
An undisclosed fine went with
the suspension.
NL hurlers tabbed
San Francisco - National
League Manager Yogi Berra
named his pitching staff yester-
day for Tuesday's All-Star tilt
and to no surprise it was loaded
with Dodgers.
Right-handers Mike Marshall,
11-4, and Andy Messersmith, 10-
2, lead the parade which in-

eludes three left-handers and
five right-handers. Only Meser-
smith, and Phillie left-hander
Steve Carlton have previous
All-Star experience.
Irt the Berra selection were
Ken Brett of Pittsburgh, 11-6,
Jon Matlack of the Mets, 8-6,
Buzz Capra of the Braves, 9-4
on the year, Lynn McGlothen of
St. Louis, 12-5, and Steve Rog-
ers of Montreal, 10-10.
McGlothen, Matlack and Ro-
gers are all 24 and give the NL
pitching staff a youthful aver-
age age of 26%. Matlack, a
hard-thrower who came into his
own last year in the playoff
with Cincinnati and the World
Series against Oakland, has the
best ERA of the three, 2.59.

By ROGER ROSSITER
special To The Daily
YPSILANTI - Smarting from a 34-15 drub-
bing in their opening last week, the Detroit
Wheels have made a number of lineup changes
for tonight's home opener with the Florida
Blazers.
Gone from the squad are last week's start-
ing halfback Lee Fobbs and middle linebacker
Rocky Martin. Both were released early this
week.
Taking their places will be three newcomers
to the Wheels active roster, backs Jesse Mims
and Bill Sadler; along with middle backer Sam
Britts. Mims' contract with the Canadian Foot-
ball League's Calgary Stampeders was pur-
chased by the Wheels last Friday, while Britts'
pact was picked up from the Edmonton Eski-
mos.
Britts, who was to be in the option year of
his CFL contract this season, had earlier been
barred from practicing with the Wheels by
a court injunction instigated by the Eskimos.
That suit, however, was dropped and the deal
completed.
Wheels' Coach- Dan Boisture also made
wholesale shakeups in the offensive line, in-
serting National Football League veteran
Wimpy Wintner at center, Don Kemp at right
guard and Charles Hayes at right tackle.
The line changes plus the addition of the
new backs to go along with fullbacks Sam
Scarber and Jim Rathje hopefully will beef

up the Wheels' ground attack which did a lot
of hoofing all in one place last week.
Hubie Bryant, the league's leading pass re-
ceiver yardage-wise with 153 yards in seven
catches, has been nursing an inflammation be-
low his left eye all week, but Boisture claimed
he would definitely be in the Wheels' starting
lineup tonight.
Florida coach Jack Pardee seemed wary of
the Wheels when asked for his assessment of
tonight's clash. "Detroit has a sound ball
club," he said. "Other than for their turnovers
they looked like a sound team in the game
films."
When pressed for a prediction on tonight's
game Pardee said, "I really look for a close
ballgame that will probably be decided late
in the fourth quarter."
The Blazers pulled an upset last Wednesday,
if upsets are possible in the first game of a
new league, when they tripped the talent lad-
den Hawaiians, 8-7. Running back Jim Strong
scored all the Blazers' points, scampering
three yards for a touchdown and then grab-
bing a Bob Davis aerial for the game winning
"action point."
The odds seem to favor the, Blazers in
pro football's debut at 21,000 seat Rynearson
Stadium in Ypsilanti that the home teams'
victories in all six openers. The Wheels must
concentrate on improving their running game,
while Florida will be looking for more yard-
age via the airways.

Down the slope
Steve McKinney of Lexington, Ky., sails down the Breithorn glacier in Cervana, Italy, yesterday en route to a world's record
117.5 mile per hour speed for the one mile course.

Dean s cor
following
from wire service reports
RENO - BASEBALL PITCHING IMMOR
Dizzy Dean lay dangerously near death last n
as he suffered what hospital officials ter
"heart failure."
"The condition of Dizzy Dean, having de
orated over the past two hours, has reache
critical stage," St. Mary's hospital spokes
Ed Spoon said. Earlier in the day, Spoon
Dean, 64, was given medication designed
support his system while his body tried tol
damage to his heart.
Dean, who played between 1930 and 1938,
the most colorful player of his era. His cc
rustic style and his blazing fastball domin
the entire game during his brief but evei

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Ma jor League Standings

1U I L I I E I LuEa 3 AMERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGUE
ast East
w L Pet. GB w L Pet. GB
Boston 48 42 .533 - Philadelphia 46 43 .517 -
Baltimore 47 42 .521 A, St. Louis 44 46 .489 2%
cMilwaukee 46 44 .5112 Pittsburgh 40 .449
New York 45 45 .500 3 Chicago 39 49 .443 61
Detroit 44 46 .489 4 New York 38 49 .437 7
stays with the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago westwest
TAL Cubs. Oakland 55 39 57 _ Los Astrles 61 30 .070 -
ight During his major league career, Dean racked Kansas City 46 43 .5 s5 Cniaati 55 38 .591 7
med up 150 victories and remains the last National Texas 44 49 .473 9 Atlanta 49 43 .521 13%
Leaguer to win 30 games in one season, a feat Minnesota 43 49 :467 9 San Francisco 40 52 .435 21,/
te- h cop n ,California 36' 57 .307 17 San users 40 55 .421 23
.ter- he accomplished in 1934.a Yesterday's Games Yesterday's Results
td a HIS CAREER WAS cut short in 1937 when his YCaliornia 11, Cleveland a Pittsburgh 6, Houston 2
man toe was broken by a line drive off the bat of Earl Oakland 4, Baltimore 3Cicagot , St. Louis 7
said Averill in the All-Star game. Trying to come back NKaw soCit2, Texs 0 4 Philadelphia at San Diego, inc.
to too early, he favored his right shoulder and Milwaukee 5, Minnesota 4 :Montreal at LosAngeles, inc.
Chicao 6,Detrit 0New York at San Francisco, inr.
heal developed a soreness he could never shake. Chicago 6, Detroit 0 Today's Games
After his playing days were concluded, Dean Today's Gam New York (Seaver 6-6 or Apo-
was embarked upon a radio career announcing first Tobson (-11). -uisto 7-7).
ocky for the St. Louis Browns and then the game of California (Hassler 2-4) at Cleve- Houston (Wilson 6-6) at Pitts-
ated the week for Falstaff. At the mike he remained land (.a. Perry 9-7). hurgh (Demery 0-4 or Rum 5ss-7).
Oakland (lua s -9)atyaltimore Chiygo (Hoton 3-) at Atlanta
ntful the same cocky country boy (Cueltar i2-5). (Capes 9-4).

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