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Doge Twelve

THE MICHIGAN DAILY
RECLAIM CELLAR

Tuesday, August 6, 1974

Bird
Major ' ,gue
AMERICAN LEAGUE
East
W L Pet. GBi
Boston 58 49 .542 -
Cleveland St6Sit .528 1l' Ph
Baltimore 56 53 513 3
New York 53 55 .491 511 Pi
Milwaukee 52 56 481 61' Me
Detroit 52 58 .474 Nei
West - Chi
Oakland 64 46 .581 --
Kansas City 54 52 .509 8 Cir
Chicago 54 53 .505 81, Cii
Texas 55 55 .500 9 ~ t
Minnesota 53 572,481 11i Sal
California 43 67 .391 21
Yesterday's Results Sa
Baltimore 7, Detroit 4, (1st)
Baltimore 0, Detroit 3, (2nd) H
Oakland 2, Minnesota 1, (Ist) Ne
Minnesota 4,-Oakland 3 (2nd) Lo
NewYork 8, Boston 0S5.t
Today's Games
Cleveland (J. Perry 11-8) at De- S
troit (Lemanczyk 1-0),8 rp.m. a Fo
Bloston (Lrago 5-7 and Marichal anc
3-1) at Milwaukee (Wright 8-15 and I
Slaton 8-12). ph
Baltimore (Hood 1-0) at New b
Ysrk (Tidrow 8-8), night. hut
Minnesota (Corbin 7-3) at Kan- C
sas City (Dal Canton 7-5). night. An
California (Hassler 2-5) at Chi- A
cago (Wood 17-13), night. Die
Oakland (Blue 12-9) at Texas 1
(Jenkins 14-10), night. Fra

homers sweep Tigers
Standings Fryman, Walker are routed

NATIONAL LEAGUE
East
W L Pet. GB
:Louis 57 52 .523 -
ildelphia 55 54 .505 2
ttsburgh 52 57 .477 5
ontreal 50 56 .472 5}?
w York 47 58 .448 0
heagt;o 40 60 .434 95S,
West
" Angeles 73 37 .664 -
ncinnati 6645 .595 7ff,
nuston 55 52 .519 16
lanta 55 53 sin917
o Francisco 50 62 .446 24
to Diego 45 66 .405 28i1
Yesterday's Results
ouston 7,SanFranciseo2
ew York 10, Montreal 4
s Aneles 7, Cincinnati 3
Louis 3, Philadelphia 2 (13 inn.)
Today's Games
St. Louis (McGlothen 12-7 and
rsch 3-2) at Montreal (Torres 9-7
tdRogers 11-13), twi-night.
Chicago (Todd 2-1) at Philadel-
ia (Carlton 13-7), night.
(en Yorks(Koosman 11-7 at Pitts-
ethb (Ellis 7-9), night.
Cincinnati (T. Carroll 3-0) at Los
geles (Sutton 9-8), night.
Atlanta (P. Niekro 11-9) at San
ego (Grief 7-12), night.
Houston (Griffin 11-4) at San
-ncisco (Halicki 1-4), night.

By JOHN KAHLER
Special To The Daily
DETROIT-Throughout the
season, one of the Detroit
Tigers' many weaknesses has
been a lack of secondline
pitching. Forced by the ne-
cessity of back-to-back dou-
bleheaders, the Tigers reach-
ed deep into their mound
corps last night, and the re-
sult was a sweep for the Bal-
timore Orioles. The Birds
took the first game, 7-4, and
won the nightcap, 6-3.
Woodie Fryman, who pitched
a one-hitter on Thursday, was
totally ineffective in the opener.
A single by Paul Blair, a walk
to Bobby Grich, and a single
by Tommy Davis netted the
Orioles a run before Fryman
could retire a batter.
Fryman yielded a leadoff
single by Andy Etchebarren in
the second. The Kentucky to-
bacco farmer got the next two
men, but then lost his control,

Michigan Daily
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walking Blair and falling be-
hind to Grich. Forced to come
in, he threw a hanging curve
that Grich belted down the
rightfield line, just barely fair,
for a three run homer.
The Birds got solo runs off
Tiger mopup man Jim Ray in
the fifth and sixth innings.
These proved to be costly, as
the' Tigers attempted to stage
a late rally off Baltimore start-
er Wayne Garland.

Garland had given up a Solo
run in the first on a single
by Gary Sutherland and a
double by Al Kaline, but had
little trouble thereafter. That
is, until the seventh, when
Jim Northrup hit the inning's
first pitch off the facing of
the upper deck in right to
cut the Bird lead to 6-2.
The eighth saw the end of
Garland, as a walk to Gene
Lamont, a triple to right cen-
ter by Ron LeFlore, and a d.i-
ble by Sutherland made it 6-4.
But Earl Weaver went to his
b u 1 1 p e n, and Bob Reynolds,
Grant Jackson, and Ross Grims-
ley combined to hold off Do-
troit the rest of the way, al-
though the Tigers did load the
bases with two out against
Jackson in the ninth.
The second game saw a
pair of mediocre pitchers,
Luke Walker and Doyle Al'x-
ander, square off against each
other. The pair received fit-
tingly mediocre support from
their teommates, as the genie
featured seven errors, four by
Baltimore. All the Tiger runs
were unearned, as was the
third Oriole run.
But there was nothii- eon-
earned about the two -s tiat
won the gime fir ''!timore.
Pai Fl-ir's shot into tae liver
deck in left with Bobby Grih
aboard redeemed the Birds fr m
their own blunders.
The Tigers scored t'wine in
the third to tie the gtcvme, as
Asrelio Rodriguee led off with
a single. Jerry Moses got or
when Brooks Robinson had
difficulty handling his eass
roller to third. Ron Letlore
drove in on run, and Gary
Sutherland hit a double play
ball to first.
Baltimore first sacker Earl
Williams tossed the ball to sec-
ond to force LeFlore. But when
Grich tried to return the throw,
he found Williams and Alex-
ander on first debating who
should receive the throw. Ben
Oglivie, given a chance to bat,
singled in Moses.

AP Photo
Flying Tiger
Ron LeFlore, rookie centerfielder of the Tigers, has stolen three bases in less than a week, a total topped by just two other
lead-footed teammates for the entire season. LeFlore tripled in a run in the first game of last night's twinbill with the Orioles,
but Detroit dropped the game, 7-4.

17 teams accept centra scouting

MILWAUKEE P) -- Establishment of
the new Major League Central Scouting
Bureau will give the 17 participating
teams much better coverage in their
search for baseball talent, American
League President Lee McPhail said yes-
terday.
McPhail was on hand as the Milwau-
kee Brewers announced that their vice
president and general manager, Jim Wil-
son, was resigning effective Sept. 1 to
head the new bureau.
"It gotten so that it's impossible for
any one organization to do a really good
job covering the entire country," said
McPhail. "I think this is a very progres-
sive thing."
ALL AMERICAN League clubs except
the Chicago White Sox will be members
of the bureau. National League clubs
joining the Pittsburgh, Chicago, Mon-
treal, Cincinnati, Atlanta and Houston.
The participating teams will receive

scouting reports and recommendations
from the bureau which their own ,scouts
can use in following up.
McPhail noted that several of the
clubs not involved are from the Califor-
nia area and said they may feel they
have an edge in scouting the important
California territory.
"Other reasons* would be philosoph-
ical," he said. "Some clubs just did not
want to give up their freedom and indi-
viduality. And I think in one or two in-
stances clubs are probably spending less
on their own scouting right now than
they would be forced to spend if they
were a member of the bureau."
BREWERS President Bud Selig said
it would be hard to determine the rela-
tive cost factors in shifting from individ-
ual to central scouting "because every
club operates so differently. But there is
economy, there's no question about
that."

"Certainly some clubs are looking
along the economy line," said Wilson.
"But then there are a great number of
others whom it is going to cost more."
"We've worked so long on this," said
McPhail, who headed an earlier unsuc-
cessful effort to establish a central scout-
ing system for baseball. "It's been a
difficult thing to do."
"It's hard for us to think of working
with another on something that's as com-
petitive and important in a baseball op-
eration as getting talent," he added.
"But I think for the good of all the
clubs we have to keep our competitive-
ness on the field and work together off
the field in anything we can to help
baseball."
McPHAIL SAID he thought it was Wil-
son's availability for the job that con-
vinced enough clubs to join the effort to
get it started.
Wilson had been a member of a com-

mittee investigating central scouting,
along with Joe Brown of Pittsburgh, Jim
Campbell of Detroit, Spec Richardson of
Houston and Harry Dalton of California.
Selig said Wilson turned down the job
at first, then reconsidered after Brown
and other members of the committee ap-
pealed to the Brewers president.
"The Brewers had to make a per-
sonal sacrifice for what we consider the
best interests of baseball," said Selig.
"Baseball been very good to me," said
Wilson, who joined the Brewers in 1971
as director of scouting and became gen-
eral manager the following year. "If
this is my chance to pay baseball- as a
whole for the good things I've gotten out
of it, then I had to accept.
Wilson, 52, was a pitcher for 10 years
with the Boston Red Sox, St. -Louis
Browns, Boston and Milwaukee Braves,
the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White
Sox. He pitched a no-hitter for the
Braves in 1954.

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