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Page Twelve THE MICHIGAN DAILY Saturday, May 29, 1971
NB stars squeak by upstarts

HOUSTON (A)-Sharp-shoot-
ing Walt Frazier rallied the
National Basketball Association
all-stars, playing without Lew
Alcindor, to a 125-120 victory
over the American Basketball
Association last night in the
first all-star game ever between
the rival leagues.
The NBA held off a final rally
by the prestige-hungry ABA
that brought the ABA within
one point.
Oscar Robertson then flipped
through two free throws with 32
seconds left and Frazier hit two
more with 11 seconds to go to
put down the ABA bid.
Frazier c a m e in midway
through the first quarter and
rallied the NBA in the national-
ly televised contest before a
crowd of 16,364 in the Astro-
Frazier hit six straight points
at one stretch in the second
quarter to help the NBA to a
65-64 halftime edge over the
ABA all-stars, who played with-
out Joe Caldwell on even terms
with the more established NBA
The game was sure to give
more prestige to the younger
ABA, which had entered the

ABA ALL-STAR Rick Barry (24) reaches up and throttles an attempted shot by Dave DeBusschere
of the NBA all-stars in Houston last night. Throttled is how the Upper Crust NBA players must have
felt all night. as they barely beat their Country Cousins, 125-120. Willie Wise (42) looks on.

game a heavy underdog, al-
though the absence of Alcindor
cut down the odds in favor of
the NBA.
The aroused ABA stars, led
by Rick Barry and Willie Wise,
led 98-96 and it was tied at 98
with nine minutes left in the
Then John Havlicek hit two
free throws to give the NBA a
100-98 lead and they never
trailed again, leading by as
much as 10 points, 108-98 with
6:27 to go-their biggest lead of
the game.
The ABA whittled the lead to
121-120 on a basket by Charlie
Scott with 58 seconds to go be-
fore Frazier and Robertson's free
throws put the game out of
The absence of Alcindor, re-
ported married earlier yesterday
Race d r i v e r Lloyd Ruby
makes a startling pronounce-
ment, and golfer Dave Hill
wants his $500 fine back and
then some. See Page 1l.
in Washington, arrused quite a
furor, when he did not appear
for the game.
Astrodome officials said they
did not know until only a few
hours before game-time that Al-
cindor would not play in thet#
The game was played under a
blend of rules from both leagues.
NBA rules-the 24-second clock
and its conventional ball-was
used in the first half. The ABA's
red-white-and-blue ball and 30-
second clock was used in theg
second half in addition to the
three-point basket.
The game was played without
the consent of owners in either
Miligain stands
tie( for fouiih
in Big Ten track
IOWA CITY ('P)-Larry Dyk-
stra of Illinois scored a smash-
ing upset in the discus and Greg
(Grapejuice) Johnson retained
his long jump title to lead Wis-
consin's strong Badgers to the
first day scoring lead in the Big
Ten Track and Field champion-
Michigan, with eight points,
is tied with Ohio State and Fur-
due, one point behind IndianaP
Michigan State failed to score.
Michigan's L o r e n z o Mont-
gomery's :47.8 was tied for the
best time in the 440-yard dash.

Siebert bumps Blue in showdown

From wire service Reports
There were four shutouts las
night, and Harmon Killebrew
reached a major milestone, bu
most of baseball's attention wa
focused on the disappointin
pitching showdown won by Bos
ton's Sonny Siebert over Oak
land's Vida Blue, 4-3.
The battle between the game'
two hottest hurlers had beer
ballyhooed beforehand, but i
quickly settled down into an or
dinary contest. In fact, botl
teams scored in the first, Oak
land with a run on Reggie Jack
son's tremendous 430-foo
homer, and Boston twice o
Rico Petrocelli's blast.
Blue, 10-2, was chased in th
1Mo or League
W L Pct, GB
Bosson 29 15 .659 -
Baltimore 24 18 .571 4
Detroit 25 20 .556 4%
Cleveland 19 24 .442 9%
New York 18 25 .19 10%
Washington 17 29 .370 13
Oakland 31 17 .046 -
Minnesota 24 22 .522 6
California 23 24 .489 7%
Kansas City 2i 22 .400 7%
Milwaukee 17. 24 .41 i03
Chicago 1t 24 .400 11
Yesterday's Results
Minnesota 7, Baltimore 6
Cleveland 4, Chicago 0
Detroit 6, Milwaukee 3
California 9, New York 6
Kansas City 5, Washington 0
Boston 4, Oakland 3
Today's Games
Baltimore at Minnesota
Detroit at Milwaukee
Cleveland at Chicago, night
KansasnCity at Washington, night
Cauifornia at New York
Oakland at Boston
W L Pet. GB
St. Louis 29 17 .630 -
New York 25 16 .610 1%
Pittsburgh 26 19 .178 2%,
Montreal 10 20 .475 7
Chicago 21 24 .467 7%,
Philadelphia 16 27 .382 11%
San Francisco 33 14 .704 -
Houston 23 23 .500 911
Los Angeles 23 24 .409 10
Atlanta 22 25 .468 11
Cincinnati 19 27 .417 13%,
I San Diego 13 32 .289 19
Yesterday's Results
Chicago 4, Pittsburgh 2
San Francisco 3, Montreal 1
New York at San Diego, postponed
Los Angeles 6, Philadelphia 2
St. Louis 4, Atlanta 0
Cincinnati 1, Bousion 0, 13 inn.
Today's Games
Chicago at Pittsburgh
Atlanta at 00. Louis, night
Bosston at Cincinnati, night
Philadelphia at Los Angeles, night
New York at San Diego, night
Montreal at San Francisco

eighth, after Petrocelli had
t homered again in the sixth.
w Siebert, who won his ninth
It against no losses, needed relief
s help with two out in the ninth.
g Meanwhile the Detroit Tigers
- were given the benefit of two
- runs on a wild pitch and a
throwing error and went on to
s defeat the Milwaukee Brewers,
n 6-3.
t Ed Brinkman opened Detroit's
- big third inning with a single
h and scored on normally bashful
batting Dick McAuliffe's triple.
Jim Northrup singled McAuliffe
t home and moved to second on
n Willie Horton's hit.
Two runs had already scored
e but old Milwaukee hadn't seen
nothin' yet. Bill Parsons un-
loaded a pitch so wild that
Northrup was able to score from
second. Then batterymate Phil
Roof, not to be outdone, re-
trieved the ball and tossed it
r into air, he knew not where,
and Horton made it il the way
around from first.
Two more runs in the ninth
gave the Tigers their ninth win
in 10 starts.

The Oakland - Boston affair
was between the two American
League divisional leaders, but in
nearby Minnesota, last year's
winners played. The Twins beat
the Orioles, 7-6, but, more sig-
nificantly, Harmon Killebrew
blasted his 493rd career home
run tying Lou Gehrig on the
all-time list.
Among last night's shutouts,
Cleveland's Sam Mc D o w el l
threw a two hitter at the Chi-
cago White Sox, as the Indians
won, 4-0.
McDowell managed his shut-
out despite issuing nine walks,
but his 11 whiffs didn't hurt. It
was only the second complete
game of the year for Sudden
Sam, who kept the White Sox
hitless after the third.
Reggie Cleveland of St. Louis
held Atlanta to four hits and
notched his fifth straight vic-
tory, as the Raging Redbirds
won their fourth straight, 4-0.
Lou Brock doubled and sin-
gled to stretch his hitting streak
to 24 games, the majors' best
this year.

Ken Wright of Kansas City
whipped Washington and poor
old Denny McLain on six hits,
5-0. Joe Keough's first homer of
the year was the 11th off Mc-
The night's longest shutout
was a combination effort by
Don Gullett and Clay Carroll of
Cincinnati who blanked Hous-
ton, 1-0, in 13 innings.
The Reds got just three hits
through the 12th off Don Wil-
son and George Culver. Singles
by Pete Rose, Dave Concepcion
and Lee May won it in the 13th.
In other games, Milt Pappas
scattered six hits and Chicago
pounded out 15 hits against
Pittsburgh, winning 4-2, and
Jim Spencer's homer and single
drove in four runs as California
beat the Yankees, 9-6.
In late West Coast games, Al
Downing drove in three runs
with a single and a double and
scattered seven hits in pitching
Los Angeles past Philadelphia,
6-2, and San Francisco made
only three hits but Montreal
also made three errors as the
Giants won, 3-1. r

No place for guy like Clete on Braves

ATLANTA (OP)-A subdued Clete Boyer,
declaring that "sometimes I talk too
much," was placed on waivers by the
Atlanta Braves yesterday, climaxing an
exchange of public insults between the
slick - fielding third baseman and Paul
Richards, the club's vice-president.
Richards and Bayer huddled behind
closed doors for almost two hours before
the vice-president emerged with a terse
two paragraph statement that said:
"Cletic Boyer will be given his uncondi-
tional release as soon as waivers are ob-
"The agreement between Boyer and the
Braves was consummated according to an
understanding through mutual agreement."
Under baseball law, Boyer will become
a free agent next Wednesday if he is
waived out of the National League by the
other 12 clubs. The price for obtaining
a player on waivers is $20,000.
The spat between Boyer and the Braves
organization evolved from a story in Tues-
day's New York Post in which the infielder
said there shouldn't be a place in baseball
for a man like Richards.

Richards then blasted Boyer as "a lousy
Boyer finally requested his release from
the Braves, saying he would forego the 60
days severance pay guaranteed under base-
ball law to veterans with eight years serv-
ice. Boyer said Thursday night it amount-
ed to about $10,000.
Richards told Boyer by telegram Thurs-
day to be in the Braves' offices by noon
yesterday or "you will be suspended with-
out pay indefinitely."
Boyer, clad in a black turtle-neck with
a green sweater over it, arrived 20 minutes
before the noon deadline and was called
into Richards' office five minutes later. He
was accompanied by an Atlanta attorney,
Joe Williamson.
His jovial mood changed drastically dur-
ing the lengthy meeting with Richards.
"I just feel right now that I don't have
a job," Boyer said.
"I just hope I can hook on to another
club. I'm really sorry to leave this town.
I love it. I plan to make my home here."
Asked if he would repeat his criticism
of the Braves if he-bad it to do over again,
Boyer replied, "I don't know. This is like
making your second shot first in golf,"

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