Page Eight THE MICHIGAN DAILY Thursday, June 3, 1971
LE ast tightening like corset
From Wire Service Reports
Suddenly the American League East looks like itself again -
or almost anyway.
Baltimore's legendary Orioles, struggling for weeks, pulled out
a 12-inning game with the Chicago White Sox last night and
returned to first place - conceded by almost everyone to be their
rightful spot - for the first time since April 30.
Baltimore's 3-2 win, combined with Boston's 6-1 loss" to New
York, puts the Orioles four percentage points in front. Meanwhile
the Tigers are sneaking up on the outside. After beating Minne-
sota 5-4, Detroit is only 2% games back.
For eight innings, however, it looked like the Birds would
once again fail to take advantage of the opportunity handed to
them. Blanked by Tom Bradley, a promising rookie, the Orioles
busted through in the ninth to tie on Brooks Robinson's two run
Then in the 12th, Paul "Motormouth" Blair scooted home on a
bases-loaded wild pitch by Terry Forster.
The Tigers also needed late inning heroics for their win, as
Fred Scherman halted Minnesota's three-run rally, leaving the
tying run on third in the eighth. Tony Oliva; Rod Carew and Jim
Holt had slapped run-scoring singles before Scherman got Steve
Braun on a grounder. The Tigers at one point had a 5-0 lead
with 12 hits off three rookie pitchers.
Boston made all the excitement possible by dropping its fifth
straight. Sonny Siebert lost his first game of the year after nine
wins, and Stan Bahnsen held the Bosox to six hits.
Meanwhile, baseball's tightest race got a little tighter, with
only one game separating three teams in the National League
East. Pittsburgh won its fifth consecutive game and did it in style,
a 10-1 trouncing of the division leading Cardinals.
Luke Walker and two relievers scattered seven hits to snap
Walker's six game losing streak and Reggie Cleveland's five game
That win pulled Pittsburgh within a half-game, and New
York's afternoon victory over the Giants put them a game out.
The Mets shocked ace Juan Marichal with a late rally, and Ron
Taylor held off San Francisco's late attack, for a 5-2 win
In an NL doubleheader, Leo Durocher's Cubs put some strength
behind owner P. K. Wrigley's earlier vote of confidence in the
skipper and swept the twinbill from Cincinnati, 6-3 and 4-1.
Ernie Banks' three run homer carried Chicago in the first
game, and Billy Williams blast did the trick in the nightcap. Wrig-
ley's statements have been coming almost one a day lately. Un-
fortunately, so had Cub losses.
In other games, Clyde Wright four-hit the Senators for seven
innings of a rain-shortened game and drove the winning run across
himself, as California handed Denny McLain his fourth straight
loss and sixth in his last seven starts.
Three unearned runs in the third and Sam McDowell's left
arm carried Cleveland to a victory over Milwaukee.
Ali sions for Ellis fight
in double comeback efforts
W L Pet. OR
Baltimore 29 19 596 -
Boston 29 20 .592 -
Detroit 29 23 .540 2
New York 21 27 .449 7
Cieveland It 27 .438 712
Washington 19 30 .388 10
Oakland 34 18 .654 -
Kansas City 24 22 .522 7
Minoesota 26 24 .520 7
California 24 29 .462 10
Milwaukee 20 26 .435 11
Chicago 18 26 .409 12
Baltimore 3, Chirago 2, 12 innings
New York 6, Boston 1
Cleveland 4, Milwaukee 2
Detroit 5, Minnesota 4
California 2, Washington 1, 8 inn.
Other clubs not scheduled.
Boston at New York, night
Only game scheduled.
W L Pet. OR
St. Louis 32 19 .627 -
Pittsburgh 31 19 .620 ?
New York 29 18 .617 1
Chicago 23 27 .460 812
Mtontreal 19 25 .432 91f,
Philadelphia 27 31 .354 13.
San Francisco 37 16 .698 -
Los Angeles 27 25 .519 92
Houston 26 25 .510 10
Atlanta 23 29 .442 13'
Cincinnati 20 31 .392 16
San Diego 16 35 .314 .20
Chicago 6, Cincinnati 3, 1st
Chicago 4, Cincinnati 1, 24
Los Angeles 7, Montreal 1
New York 5, San Francisco 2
San Diego 6, Philadelphia 0
Pittsburgh 10, St. Louis 1
Atlanta 3, Houston 1
Houston at Atlanta, night
Chicago at Cincinnati, night
St. Louis at Pittsburgh, night
Only games scheduled
SCREEEEECH! Yankee Jerry Kenny (2) comes to a sudden
stop with a standup double in the second inning of the New
York's 6-1 trouncing of Boston yesterday. Shortstop Luis Aparicio
puts the tag on too late. Second baseman Doug Griffin is faintly
Hill hit with probation
NEW YORK ()P) - Muhammad
Ali and Jimmy Ellis, each a
sparring partner when the other
w a s heavyweight champion,
signed yesterday for a 12-round
bout July 26 at the Houston As-
trodome in comeback bids aimed
toward another shot at Joe Fra-
"I'm out to get Joe!" bel-
lowed Ali, whose last fight and
first loss was a 15-round deci-
sion to the current world cham-
pion March 8 at New York's
Madison Square Garden.
Ellis, the soft-spoken former
World Boxing Association cham-
pion who lost his title to Frazier
in a fifth-round knockout Feb.
16, 1970, also at the Garden, said
he is going into the bout to shake
his image as Ali's understudy.
In a noon news nonference
here, Top Rank, Inc., which will
handle the closed-circuit tele-
cast, and co-promoter Astro-
dome Championship Enterprises,
Inc., ACE said All will receive
45 per cent of all income against
a $450,000 guarantee and Ellis
will receive 20 per cent of all in-
Bob Arum, president of Top
Rank, said seats will be scaled
down from $75 to 10,000 seats at
$5 apiece, demanded by Ali "for
all the poor people" who haven't
had a chance to see him fight in
Ali was stripped of his world
heavyweight title four years ago
when he refused to accept mili-
tary service. He lost his bid for
exemption in grounds that he
was a Muslim minister and his
appeal is now before the U S.
O'Connell said that if the high
court should rule against Ali be-
fore its summer recess at the end
of this month, he will asic for a
stay to permit the fight to take
ATLANTA (/P) - Controversial
Dave Hill was slapped with a
one-year probation yesterday for
conduct unbecoming a profes-
The action, by the policy board
of the Tournament Players Di-
vision of the PGA came on top
of a $500 fine levied against Hill
for his actions in the Recent Co-
lonial National Invitation [oar-
nament in Fort Worth, Tex.
Hill, who has filed a $1 million
suit against the PGA and the
Tournament Players Division,
was participating on the pro-an
event preceding the Atlanfts
Golf Classic yesterday.
Reached on the course, he
ab r h hr rbi pet.
Wils, LA 185 21 57 1 13 .301
N.Y. 183 21 54 0 12 .295
Bowa, Phi. 153 14 41 0 10 .268
Sy i , a. 139 17 37 0 15 .266
S. D. 157 12 40 0 4 .255
x-speier, SF 194 27 49 2 7 .153
Chi. 186 23 46 0 10 .247
Alley, Pit 112 15 22 2 8 .196
Wine, Mtl. 112 15 22 2 8 .196
x-Write-incandidate. y-on ballot
as second baseman.
Ali, pounding a fist into ai
open palm and exhibiting all the
brashness and confidence he pos-
sessed as a champion shouted:
"If you thought Joe Louis
came back against Max Schmel-
ing, wait'll you see me. If Floyd
Patterson can have ten chances
to come back, I can have one."
He also said he plans to fight
two other top contenders--he is
ranked the No. 1 challenger and
Ellis is No. 7-before he fights
Frazier again, but he would not
say who the opponents would be.
said, "I did not appear before
the board and was not invited."
He said he was not surprised at
the action and had no plans fox
any further immediate protest.
, The penalty was announced in
a prepared statement issued by
Joseph C. Dey, commissioner of
the Tournament Players Division.
Dey said the board considered
Hill's protest of the fine at a
regular meeting Tuesday night
and "unanimously affirmed the
disciplinary action taken."
The Indianapolis 500:
Dying on the 'high'way
By C.A. GOFRANK
f E INDIANAPOLIS 500 is incredible because it enables 300,000
people to share in-the ultimate experience.
According to Alduous Huxley, man's ultimate experience is
to die tripping. And this I think is the essence of the 500. The 33
drivers racing at an average of 150 mph are as high as they come.
And if they are killed in a collision, at least they die high.
Perhaps this explains the reaction of the crowd which ratiQn-
ally seems to be no less than insanity to the un-into-it spectator.
Unless one realizes that he is
about to witness a trip which
could conceivably be the ulti-
mate trip, he has a hard time
justifying the happenings.
I was there when the blonde
lady jumped two rows to see the
flying drivers and debris. I saw
the crowd roar when fire burst
e from Lloyd Ruby's engine. I saw
the announcer turn the crowd in
to veritable gladiator-watchers
byannouncin Bobby Unser's ac-
> r'cident BI this crowd wasn't
freaked out then it had to be in-
- sane. As I said, the ultimate
exper ence is the only humani-
Doesn't make it tarian explanation.
Certainly, the crowd isn't
drawn by the other aspects of the race. The preliminaries are
absurd with beauty queens and celebrities floating around the
track. The celebrity speeches have no appeal. Surprisingly enough
no one seemed interested in listening to John Glenn even though
he was the man who climbed into the rocket which flew into the
air and circled the earth and even returned. Obviously his ex-
perience was ultimate and consequently didn't make it.
The announcer can try to impress the crowd with the details
of the race, amusing trivia, or even interviews with the tripped
out drivers, the high guys, but the crowd is waiting patiently for
one thing-sudden death. The crowd becomes one with its favor-
ites and experiences as much of their trip as it vicariously can.
And the owners and the cars and the drivers fade away to
produce the greatest high the sports world has ever known.
MSU takes All-Sports trophy;
Michigan finishes rare second
For the first time in f o u r Michigan was gymnastics and
years and only the third time tennis champion and runnerup
in the last 11, Michigan has in football, basketball, swim-
failed to win the Big Ten's ming and baseball.
All-Sports trophy. Just as in Ohio State captured football
those other two years, the Wol- and basketball, but still fin-
verines were edged out by ished sixth. Indiana won swim-
Michigan State for the mythical ming and outdoor track, Purdue
title. took golf and Wisconsin won in-
The Spartans averaged 7.91 door track..
points, with Michigan a close TP Sports Ave.
second with a 7.55 average. Scor- Mich. State 103.5 13 7.91
ing is based on 10 points for MICHIGAN 83 11 7.55
a first place finish, nine for Indiana 78 12 6.50
second and so on, with the total Wisconsin 76.5 13 5.88
being divided by the number of Illinois 67 12 5.58
sports the school competed in. Ohio State 66.5 12 5.542
Michigan State finished first Minnesota 72 13 5.538
in cross country, fencing, wrest- Iowa 55 11 5.00
ling hockey and baseball and Purdue 51 11 4.64
second in indoor track and golf. Northwestern 36 10 3.60