Friday, August 2, 1974
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
ONE-HITTER FOR WOODY
Fryman blanks Brewers
By The Associated Press
MILWAUKEE - V e t e r a n
Woodie Fryman pitched a one-
hitter and Norm Cash drove in
two runs with a homer and
single, leading the Detroit Ti-
gers to a 2-0 victory over the
Milwaukee Brewers last night.
Fryman, 5-5, had a no-hitter
until Bobby Mitchell singled to
left with two out in the seventh
inning for the only hit off the
left-hander. Mitchell stole sec-
ond after that but Fryman got
Johnny Briggs to line to right
field for the third out.
Fryman, making his first
start since July 1, won a duel
with Jim Slaton, 8-12. Fry-
man, who entered the game
with a 4.72 earned run aver-
age recorded his first victory
ance July 13 when2he de-
feated Kansas City 8-2.
Cash hit his seventh homer of
the baseball season into the
right field bleachers leading off
the second inning, then gave
Fryman a 2-0 cushion with his
single following Ben Oglivie's
triple in the ninth inning.
Fryman struck out a personal
season high of 10 batters, in-
cluding eight of the first 14 men
he faced. He walked three.
Before Mitchell's hit, the only
well-tagged ball off Fryman
was a line drive by Robin
Yount to right field.
CLEVELAND - Buddy Bell
knocked in four runs with three
hits, leading the Cleveland In-
dians to a 9-2 victory over the
New York Yankees.
Bell drove in his first run in
the second inning with a single,
scoring Oscar Gamble and ty-
ing the game at 2-2. John Ellis
had scored prior to Gamble on
Bell collected two more
RBIs in the third inning when
his single s c o r e d Charlie
Spikes and Ellis during a
five-run rally. Gamble, Spikes
and Dave Duncan also drove
in runs that inning, making
the score 7-2.
Cleveland made it 9-2 in the
fifth. Bell's double drove in
Gamble, and then he came
around to score on a throwing
error by Yankee catcher Thur-
New York took a brief 2-0
lead off winning pitcher Jim
Perry, .11-8, in the second on a
double by Lou Piniella and sin-
gles by Chris Chambliss, Jim
Mason and Sandy Alomar.
Red Sox riot
BOSTON-Cecil Cooper drove1
in four runs and Rick Burleson
knocked in three more, power-
ing the Boston Red Sox to an
11-3 victory over the Baltimore
Cooper doubled across a run
in a five-run first inning, sin-
eled across two more in the
fnrth and doibled home a rtm
in the eitbth with his fonrth hit
of the game. Burleson capped
the first inning unrising against
Baltimore starter Wayne Gar-
land, 3-5, with a three-run dou-
ble, a shar shot off third base-
man Enos Cabell.
Staked to the big lead, left
hander Bill Lee posted his
12th victory in 21 decisions.
Lee was taweed for nine hits
ga iallowed fout walks before
nivinn way to Diego Segui in
Baltimore, 3-9 since the All-
Star break, nicked un sinole
runs in each of the first two in-
nings and added another on
Earl Williams' sixth homer of
the season leading off the
Garland walked Boston lead-
off batter Tommy Harper in
the first. Cooper sliced a dou-
ble to left, scoring Harper,
and he scored on a single by
Carl Yastrzemski. Rico Petro-
celli singled Yastrzemski to
third. After Bernie Carbo
struck out, Rick Miller walked
and Burleson followed with
his bases-clearing double.
Singles by Tim Blackwell and
Harper, a stolen base and
Cooper's single accounted for
For all of you who have noth-
ing better to do tonight, a
possible for entertainment is
turning on TV 2 and watching
as the Tigers' search for a
fourth starter enters the Dave
Lemanczyk p h a s e. "Lemon
Chuck" as his admirers call
him, will pit his talent for
giving up dramatic home runs
against the slugging Milwau-
two more Boston runs in the
fourth. The Red Sox got their
final four runs in the eighth.
NEW YORK - Don Kessinger
walked with the bases loaded in
the 10th inning to force home
the tie-breaking run, then Chris
Ward cracked a two-run single,
leading the Chicago Cubs to a
7-4 triumph over the New York
Mets in the opener of their twi-
The victory broke a six-game
losing streak for the Cubs.
Bill Madlock led off the 10th
with a single off Tug Mc-
Graw, 1-5, and, with two out,
B i i 1 y Grabarkewitz singled
and pinch-hitter B li y Wi
liams walked to load the
McGraw then walked Kessin-
ger on four pitches to make it
5-4. Bob Miller replaced Mc-
Graw and Ward greeted him
with his fourth hit of the game,
a line-drive single to right-
Chicago scored in the first in-
ning on a double by Madlock
and made it 2-0 in the top of
the third when Ward singled
and scored on a hit-and-run
double by Rick Monday. The
Mets got a run back in the bot-
tom half of the third on John
Milner's leadoff home run to
right field, his 13th of the base-
Mich igan Daily
Major League Standings
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The fans speak out.. .
.. . on the Detroit Wheels
a THE WORLD Football League season is only four weeks old,
and already people are asking the question, "Will the Detroit
Wheels survive the year?" Many observers have already assigned
the Wheels to the junkyard of sports and their predictions seem
Both artistically and financially, the Wheels have been some-
thing less than a success. After losing, 21-18 to the Birmingham
Americans Wednesday night, they stand 0-4 on the season with
a good chance of making it 0-5, since through some perversion
of the schedule they face a rematch with the Americans, the
league's strongest team, next week in Alabama.
But the issue of life or death for the Wheels will be decided
at the gate. Only a few over 10,000 paid their way into Rynearson.
Stadium in Ypsilanti to see the Wheels' home opener, and
Wednesday night's crowd was but 14,614, figures that will not do
much to increase the cash in the Wheels' coffers.
PROMOTION FOR the Wheels has been something less than
outstanding, and it would help ticket sales if the Wheels would
win a few games. But what do the fans who brave the wilds of
Ypsilanti to see the Wheels think of the team?
Tom Quarterman, who was present at both Wheels' home
games to date, is quite outspoken in his feelings about the team.
"The Wheels couldn't beat any Bo Schembechler Michigan team.
They have only one giy with any speed, Hubie Bryant, and he
never gets open."
"They're not a very big team, they're small even for a Big
Ten team. I watch the-u because I'm a football fan," Quarter-
man said, looking disgsted as Bbba Wyche was nailed for a loss.
Helen Keezer was a bit more optimistic. "They've certainly im-
proved from their first game. But they blew this one when they
punted on that fo'irth and one play."
MOST OF the fans agreed that the Wheels were something
less -than outstanding as a football team. But every one of them
was cheering when Jesse Mims broke loose on his 55 yard touch-
down jaunt that, when the action point was tacked on, gave the
Wheels the lead.
Wednesday night's big promotion for the Wheels was the
chartered buses. Fifty buses took off from various points in the
metropolitan Detroit area with groups of youngsters from inter-
ested organizations. In addition to the free ride, each youngster
got a box lunch of pizza and Pepsi and a Detroit Wheels pennant.
Jim Lowe, the man who organized the bus campaign, claimed
it was an outstanding success. "Just look around you," he said,
pointing to the stands. "We've got a good crowd tonight, an en-
thusiastic crowd. And don't think that doesn't make a difference to
the players on the field. It fires them up to hear people cheering
What is probably more important is the fact that the young-
sters were enjoying themselves. Tyrone Shockeney, a football
player at Martin Luther King High in Detroit, thought the game
was interesting. "But they (the Wheels) should pass more. Their
running game's kinds bogue."
IT WILL take a while for the Wheels to build up a devoted
following. The most the Wheels management can hope for is that
their team will play ball that is interesting enough to make the
fans want to come back and see more, not to mention telling
their friends about the Wheels. Though they lost both games, the
Wheels did play that kind of ball in their first two outings at home.
But by the time word of mouth spreads, the financial backing, and
the Wheels, may be gone.
w L Pet. GR
Boston 56 47 .543 -
Cleveland 53 49 .520 2%,
Baltimore 52 51 .505 4
Milwaukee 51 53 .490 5
New York 51 53 .490 5y%
Detroit 50 53 .4856
Oakland 61 44 .582 -
Kansas City 52 50 .510 7%,
Chicago 52 51 .505 5
Texas 53 53 .5011 55%,
Minnesota 51 54 .485 10
California 40 65 .385 20'.
Detroit 2, Milwaukee 0
Cleveland 9, New York 2
Boston 11, Baltimore 3
Kansas City 3, Texas I
Minnesota 6, California 5
Chicago 5, Oakland 3
New York (McDowell 1-4) at
Cleveland (Peterson 7-6).
Baltimore (Jetterson 1-0 at Bos-
ton (Wise 3-a).
Texas (Jenkins 14-12 at Kansas
City (Briles 2-4).
CaliGornia (Figueroa 1-2) at Min-
nesota (Goltz 4-5).
Detroit (Lemanczyk 0-0) at Mil-
waukee (wright 8-14), 8:30 p.m.,
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Philadelphia 54 50 .520 -
St. Louis 54 50 .520 -
Pittsburgh 50 55 .477 4'
Montreal 49 54 .476 41'.
New York 45 58 .435 0'f,
Chicago 44 59 .425 9'.
Liis Angeles 68 37 .648 -
Cincinnati 63 43 .594 5'
Houston 55 50 .524 13
Atlanta 54 51 .514 14
San Francisco j. 4050 .453 30'.
San Diego 44 63 .411 35
Chicago 7-3, New York 4-1
Philadelphia 8, Montreal 4
St. Louis 5, Pittsburgh 2
San Diego at Los Angeles, Inc.
Cincinnati at San Francisco, inc.
Only games scheduled
Montreal (Rogers 0-13) at Phila-
delphia (Carlton 13-7).
St. Louis (Forsch 3-2) at Pitts-
burgh (Demery 1-4).
Chicago (Todd 2-1) at New York
San Diego (Greif 6-11) at Los An-
geles (Sutton 6-7).
Cincinnati (Gillngham 12-7) at
San Francisco (Halicki 1-3).
Only games scheduled
,Oakland (Blie 12-9) at Chicago
- (wood 16-12).
PAUL ROBINSON (18) of the Birmingham Americans breaks loost from the desperate clutches
of Detroit Wheels safety Clyde Glossen (30) for a short gainer in last Wednesday's game at Ry-
nearson Stadium. It was the Wheels defense's inability to stop the Americans when the going got
tough that spelled doom for Detroit's WFL franchise. Glossen did his bit by adding 15 yards to
an Americans drive for clothslining a Birmingham receiver while the receiver was out of bounds.