THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Wednesday, August 7, 1974
HORTON OUT FOR SEASON
Tribe trips tired Tigers, 9-7
/ Michigan Daily
By JOHN KAHLER
Special To The Daily
DETROIT - As someone
undoubtedly o n c e s a i d,
when troubles come, they
come in legion. The Detroit
Tigers received some had
news last night that made
their 9-7 loss to the Cleve-
land Indians seem almost.
Tiger slugger Willie Horton,
who has been sidelined with a
bad knee, has been forced to
undergo surgery. The Tigers'
only power hitter will be lost
to the club for the rest of the
As, if that wasn't bad
enough, there are signs that
the team's morale is crack-
ing. Jim Northrup overran a
single by Oscar Gamble in
the ninth inning for an error
that presented reliever John
Hiller with a second and third
with one-out situation. Hiller
pitched out of the inning with
no damage, however.
As Northrup walked into the
dugout after the inning, Hiller
grabbed h i m and started
throwing punches. The two
had to be separated by their
Cleveland starter Jim Perry
did not last long, as the Tigers
greeted him with four hits from
their first four batters, three
singles and a double, to stake
Dave Lemanczyk to a 3-0 lead.
Lemon Chuck made that 3-1,
however, by giving up a homer
to John Ellis in the second.
Perry was finished off in the
third, as Bill Freehan answered
the insult of an intentional pass
to the batter before him by
lashing a three run homer into
the left field stands. That made
it 6-1, and should have been
enough of a margin.
But it wasn't. Lemanczyk
could not find the plate and
after two walks and a single by
Ellis loaded the bases with none
out in the fourth, Tiger man-
ager Ralph Houk called for I er-
rin LaGrow. He retired one bat-
ter safely, and Dave Duncan nit
what looked like a sure double
play ball to short.
The usually s t e a d y Eddie
Brinkman fielded the ball, toss-
ed to second, and missed the
bag by a mile.
It took but one more inning
for the lead to completely evap-
orate. LaGrow yielded a one
out single to Frank Daffy and
walked GeorgeFHendrick. A sin-
gle by Charlie Spikes and yet
another hit by Ellis (he was
five for five on the right) tied
the game and ended LaGrow's
stay on the mound. Jim "Sting"
Ray came on, and the Indians
took the lead, as Gamble drove
Detroit tied it in their half of
the fifth, as singles by Northrup
and Ben Oglivie, and sacrifice
grounders by Freehan and Au-
relio Rodriguez were good for
a run. But Ray's first act in the
sixth was to serve up s gopher
ball t o second sacker John
TIGER SENSATION RON LEFLORE swips second base in last night's 9-7 Cleveland win over
the bumbling Bengals. LeFlore continued to shine in this his first week in the big leagues rap-
ping out three safeties in the losing effort.
A's STAR HOSPITALIZED
ARLINGTON, Tex. (P)-Oak- Oakland called up Bill Par-
land pitcher Vida Blue, who had sons from Tucson in the Pacific
been complaining of chest pains, Coast to fill Blue's spot in the
was hospitalized yesterday and pitching rotation. Parsons was
did not make his scheduled start scheduled to start against the
against the Texas Rangers of Rangers tonight.
the American League. A team spokesman said Blue
Blue, who is 12-9 for the sea- was taking no calls at Baylor
son, complained of chest pains Hospital.
Monday in Minnesota. Bi dealt"
Dr. Richard B. Hinter, a car- tBIg oaued
diologist, administered an elec- *
trocardiogram to Blue in Bay- CHICAGO (P-The California
for Hospital yesterday. He did Angels put Frank Robinson on
not release the results, waivers, but a budding trade
Blue was resting co-fortably was apparently nipped for the
despite an irr""nlr ha-rtbeat. time being when more than one
Charles C. Finley. the owner team claimed the 38-year-old
of the A's, said Bl-e inderwent hitter.
an electrocardiogram Jily 11 According to reports, Angel
for insurance purnoses. The Manager Dick Williams con-
team sent for that EKG so the firmed Monday that the team
two renorts co'ld be studied by had a deal in the works with
Dr. Hunter. the Boston Red Sox, bit he lc-
Dr. Hunter said he would f's-d to dis-lose any details.
wait on the Jlv 11 EKG before Instead of making it thrn-h
releasing word on Blue's condi- waivers necessary since the
tion. trading deadline has passed,
- Mae-" ' mue S~,ndinqs -
AMERICAN LEAGUE (Colborn 6-9), night.
East California (Figueroa 2-3) at Chi-
w L Pet. GB cago (Kaat 12-8), night.
Boston 59 49 .546 _ Oakland (Parsons 0-0) at Texas
Cleveland 57 50 .532 1 .. (ibby 15-13), night.
Baltimore 57 53 .518 3
New York 53 56 .486 614 NATIONAL LEAGUE
Milwaukee 52 57 .427 7'eu East
Detroit 52 58 .472 8
west w L Pet. GB
Oakland 65 46 .585 - t. ,Louis 60 52 .536 -
Kansas City 55 52 .514 8 Pihiadelphia 56 54 .509 2'
Texas 57 55 .508 8 Pittsburgh 53 57 .42 5%
Chicago 55 54 .504 9 Montreal 50 59 .458 7!
Minnesota 53 58 .477 12 New York 47 59 .435 9
California 43 68 .387 22 Chicago 46 61 .429 5115
Yesterday's Results West
Boston 6. Milwaukee 3, 1st game
Boston at Milwaukee 2nd Los Angeles 73 37 .664 -
Cleveland 9, Detroit 7 Cincinnati 66 45 .595 -71,
Baltimore 4, New York 1 Houston 56 52 .519 16
Kansas City 17. Minnesota 3 Atlanta 56 53 .54 16
Texas 1, Oakland 0 San Francisco 50 62 .446 24
Chicago 12, California 2 Can Diego 45 67 .402 79
Baltimore (Grimosey 13-8) at New Yesterday's Results
York (Dobson 9-13). St. Lonis 5, Montreal 4, 1st game
Minnesota (Goltz 4-6 and Camp- St. Louis 9, Montreal 4
bell 5-5) at Kansas City (Briles 3-4 Philadelphia 8, Chicago 3
and splittorff 10-12) 2. Pittsburgh 9, New York 8
Cleveland (Peterson 8.-7) at De- Atlanta at San Diego, inc.
stot (Lolich ll-4), nIght. Cincinnati at Lns ageles,inc.
Bioson (Moret 5-4) at Miiwaukee Mouston at San Francisco, inc.
the plans w e r e evidently deadline w h e n negotiations
blocked when teams other fell apart on both sides.
than the Red Sox claimed Robinson's $162,000 - a - year
Robinson, the only player to contract gives him approval
ever win Most Valuable Play- on any trade and it was un-
er honors in both the National derstood he would allow a
and American leagues. deal that would send him to
Ousted Angel Manager Hobby a pennant contender willing to
Winkles sought to have Robin- guarantee him one more sea-
son traded last winter son as an active player.
Angel G e n e r at Manager Robinson has made only one
Harry Dalton said an attempt
to send the Angel team cap- appearance in the outfield this
tain to the New York Yankees season, just before the All-Star
fell apart right at the tradiug Game, and is hitting .253.
Close but no cigar
Chile's Jaime Fillol hits a forehand volley during a losing effort last Monday in the $100,000
Tennis Pro Classic in Louisville. Fillol lost to Guillermo Vilas of Argentina 6-4, 7-5.