Saturday, August 3, 1974
TH IHGAN DAILY
Saturday, August 3, 1974 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Eleven
By The Assoiated Press weeks earlier - without rea-
OAKLAND-- Reggie Jackson lizing Dark was listening -
called the shot for the Oakland that "this guy couldn't manage
A's this season in spring train- a meat market."
ing. Dark says, "We're still
"We've got that turmoil going making mistakes. But we're
again. We're going to win an- scoring enough runs now to
other pennant," the American make up for them."
League's Most Valuable Player Jackson leads the team in
of 1973 chortled amid the grum- batting and home runs but is
bling over cut-rate World Series behind teammates Bando and
rings A's Owner Charles 0. Fin- Joe Rudi on the league's RBI
ley sent to Arizona. leaders list. The three men in
And it appears now that the heart of the batting order
this baseball team of constant had a total of 194 runs batted in
turmoil and tremendous tal- through July.
ent is on its way to a fourth Jim "Catfish" Hunter, Vida
straight division title and a Blue and Ken Holtzman could
shot at a third straight World repeat as 20-game winners, and
Series appearance. After a the bullpen corps led by Rollie
traditionally slow start, the Fingers still ranks as the best
A's posted a 20-8 record in in the major leagues.
July to open an 8 -game lead "You win pennants with
over the Western Division good bullpens, because most
pack- games are won in the sev-
"We played bail in July like enth, eighth, and ninth inn-
we usually do in September," ings," says Dark, who went
said second baseman D i c k to his bullpen so often this
Green. "Early in the season, spring that his starters were
we made more mistakes than predicting t h a t complete
we had over the past two games would become extinct
years." in Oakland.
New Manager Alvin Dark "Their edge over us is their
ended two months of seeming bullpen," says Texas Manager
tolerance with a biting, player- Billy Martin, speaking for the
by-player critique at a club- Western Division teams trying
house meeting early in July. to stay within reach of the A's.
The strong words from the Unfortunately for boss Fin-
Bible - quoting manager won ley, the lack of a close race
him some respect from most could hurt the team at the gate,
players, including team captain where things aren't so bright.
Sal Brando who remarked a few The A's drew more than 120,000
s lead AL
for seven dates on their last
home stand, but their season
attendance stands at 534,000
and the most optimistic projec-
tions are for a somewhat em-
barrassing season total of about
The A's topped the one mil-
lion attendance mark-barely
-last season for the first time
since they came to Oakland.
After Finley fired third base
coach Irv Noren and bullpen
coach Vern Hoscheit at Dark's
request in midseason, pitching
ace Hunter remarked, "Noth-
ing surprises me on this
team. If they told me half
the team had been traded to
Mexico, I'd believe it."
Finley, his own general man-
ager, hired track star Herb
Washington as a pinch running
specialist this spring. The play-
ers groused that Washington,
who hadn't played baseball in
six years, was taking away a
real ballplayer's job, but no one
was dumbfounded by the Fin-
Washington has appeared in
31 N. Washington
more than half the A's games,
without ever holding a glove or
bat, and has been the victim of
some embarrassing pickoffs.
But he has made some club-
house friends and has even con-
tributed to some victories with
Jackson was a virtual one-
man show for the A's early in
the season, got snowed under
by reporters and said, "A lot of
the other guys didn't like it."
The team's bench, which in-
cludes potential future stars,
makes it a threat to create a
Claudell Washington a 19-
year-old outfielder, was pro-
moted to the A's a month ago
and is hitting near .300, mostly
as the designated hitter. He
batted .372, with 11 homers, 55
Sparkie Williams, a small Aus-
tralian parrot (budgerigar) that
died in 1962 in Bear C r o s s,
England, had a vocabulary of
531 words including "budgeti-
gar" and "chatterbox."
RBIs and 34 stolen bases in
half a Southern League Class
"He'll be the Richie Allen of
the league by the time he's 25,"
predicts Chicago White Sox
Manager Chuck Tanner.
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