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age Eight


Tuesday, June 8, 1971

All-Star baltn:The fans strike again

NEW YORK (W') - Luis Aparicio of Boston,
Boog Powell of Baltimore and Rod Carew of Min-
nesota, despite anemic performances at the plate,
took the lead in the first rounds of the American,
League All Star balloting announced yesterday.
Aparicio had a 12,000-vote lead over Jim Fre-
gosi of California at shortstop, although he is
coming off a 2-for-65 slump that plummeted his
average to the vicinity of .150.
Powell led Detroit's Norm Cash at first base
by more than 20,000 votes despite a batting aver-
age under .200, and Carew, hitting about .230, out-
polled Dave Johnson of Baltimore by 10,000 votes
at second base.
Some 65,000 votes were cast as the nation's
baseball fans stuck by old favorites.
Another surprise was the 12,000-vote lead of
Boston's Carl Yastrzemski over Minnesota's Tony
Oliva as the top vote getter among the outfielders.
While Yastrzemski is hitting around .300, Oliva is
the league's batting and home run leader,

The Leaders
First Base - Boog Powell, Baltimore, 24,458; Norm
Cash, Detroit, 8,047; George Scott, Boston, 5,187; Carlos
May, Chicago, 2,908; Danny Cater, New York, 2,821; Mike
Epstein, Oakland, 2,746.
Second Rate - Rod Carew, Minnesota, 11,871; Dave
Johnson, Batimore,8,759; Pick McAuiftee, Detroit, 6,958;
Mike Andrews, Chicago, 4;949; Horace Clarke, New York,
3,958; Cookie Rojas, Kansas City, 3,180.
Third Base - Brooks Robinson, Baltimore, 27,818;
Harmon Killebrew, Minnesota, 13,266; Rico Petrocelli,
Boston, 3,852; Leo Rodriquez, Detroit, 2,560; sai Bando,
Oakiand, 2,373; Tommy Harper, Milwaukee, 1,491.
Shortstop - Luis Apariclo, Boston, 19,434; Jim Fregosi.
California, 7,062; Leo Cardenas, Minnesota, 6,471; Bert
Campaneris, Oakland, 6,353; Mark Belanger, Baltimore,
5.055; Gene Michael, New York, 3,172.
Outfield - Carl Yastrzemski, Boston, 31,645; Tony
Oliva, Minnesota, 19,707; Frank Robinson, Baltimore, 17,-
924; Bobby Murcer, New York, 14,993; Frank Howard,
washington, 13,146; Al Kaline, Detroit, 8,120; Reggie
Jackson, Oakland, 6,519; Reggie Smith, Boston, 5,414;
Roy White, New York, 3,502.
Catcher - Bill Freehan, Detroit, 15,181; Ray Fosse,
Cleveland, 13,066; Thurman Munson, New York, 8,707;
Elrod Hendricks, Baltimore, 4,729; Ed Herrmann, Ohi-
cago, 3,000; Paul Casanova, Washington, 2,806.

Dave Johnson Rod Carew

Last chance try
puts Cards ahead

of chargi
From Wire Service Reports
The St. Louis Cardinals, their backs to
walls and about to fall into second place
Ln the National League East behind the
surging Pittsburgh Pirates, struck for five
runs in the ninth and tenth innings last
night to overcome the Atlanta Braves,
In the only other game, Pittsburgh
overwhelmed the Chicago Cubs, 11-6 in
an afternoon contest, to put the heat on
the Redbirds.
With two out in the ninth, the Cards
were down 6-2. The bases were loaded
and a grand slam seemed to be called for,
but the batter was former Michigan great
Ted'Sizemore, one of the least powerful
hitters on the cloutless Cardinals.
But Sizemore did double home two runs
NHL beefs rules;
Hab coach to quit;
Wings free goalie
MONTREAL (A') - The National Hoc-
key League moved yesterday to saddle
stiffer penalties on players who leave
either the penalty box or player bench to
join brawls on the ice.
Meanwhile, Al MacNeil, the beleagered
coach of the Stanley Cup champion Mon-
treal Canadiens, has reportedly told Gen-
eral Manager Sam Pollack he no longer
wants the job.
At the opening day of its annual summer
meetings, the NHL decided to tag a game
misconduct penalty and an automatic $100
fine on any player who jumps onto the ice
to join a fight.
The penalty will be automatic for the
first identifiable player over the boards. It
may also be assessed to any others who
jump on the ice to join in. Previously, the
infraction was only a minor penalty.
In another rules change, it was decided
that any penalty assessed to a goalie must
be served by a player on the ice at the
time of the penalty, instead of fringe
The Montreal Star yesterday reported
that MacNeil says he finds his position as
coach untenable but would consider an-
other post within the Canadien organiza-
MacNeil, who replaced Claude Ruel early
in the season and led the club to the
championship as a rookie coach, was the
target of criticism by fans and some
Neither official would comment on the
In the intraleague draft goalie Andrew
Brown was chosen by the Detroit Red
Wings from Baltimore of the American
Hockey League. Detroit goalie Roy Ed-
wards was picked up by the Pittsburgh
Penguins on waivers. Edwards last week
said he was retiring.




and knocked out starter Ron Reed. Bob
Priddy came on and quickly got pinch-
hitter Jerry McNertney in the hole with
an 0-2 count. But when all seemed lost
McNertney smacked another double, send-
ing the game into extra innings.
In the 10th, Priddy hit Matty Alou,
who then stole second and scored on a
single by Ted Sizemore, former Bursley
Hall resident and a Southfield High grad.
The Braves' surmountable lead was
built with through the heroics of Babe
Ruth's nemesis. Hank Aaron, who whack-
ed two doubles and two singles to lift
his average above .300 for the first time
this year.
Still, he lost ground in the National
League home run race to Willie Stargell,
who smashed his 19th homer of the year
-to 17 for Aaron-and drove in three
runs, an area in which he also leads the
league, to pace the Pirates.
Al Oliver and Bob Robertson of the
Bucs and Billy Williams of the Cubs also
profited from the 20-mile an hour winds.
Ron Santo's two errors, allowing three
unearned runs, also helped the Bucs, who
remained a half-game behind the Car-
Maor League
American League
W L Pct, GB
Baltimore 31 19 .620 -
noston 31 22 .585 1'.
Detroit 28 25 .5285 4%
Cleveland 23 28 .451 8%
New York 23 30 .434 91/
Washington 19 33 .365 13
Oakland 37 18 .673 -
Kansas City 26 13 .531 8
Minnesta 27 27 .10 9i/
Caliifornia 26 29 .473 11
Chicago 20 28 .417 134
Milwaukee 20 29 .408 14
Yesterday's Results
No games scheduled
Tonight's Games
Minnesot atn'altimore
Chicago at Cleveland
Milwaukee at Detroit
Washington at Kansas City
New York at California
Boston at Oakland
National League
W L Pet. GB
St. Louis 35 21 .629 -
Pittsburgh 34 21 .618
New York 30 20 .600 2
Chicago 26 29 .473 8!t
Montreal 21 27 .438 10
Philadelphia 20 32 .38513
S. Francisco 38 19 .667 -
Los Angeles 29 26 .527 8
Houston 27 28 .491 10
Atlanta 25 32 .435 13
Cininnati 22 33 .400 15
San Diego 18 37 .322 19
Yesterday's Results
Pittsburgh 11, Chicago 6
St. Louis 6, Atlanta 6, 18 innings r
Other clubs not scheduled
Today's Games
SI. Louis at Atlanta, night
Los Angeles at Philladeiphia, night
San Diego at New York, night
Cincinnati at Houston, night
San Franeiso at Montreal, night
Pittsburgh at Chicago

IT LOOKS LIKE they're rehearsing for wrestling matches at Cobo Hall, but
actually St. Louis's Julian Javier has just forced Hal King at second in the
fourth inning of the Cards' 7-6 victory over Atlanta last night, and he's watch-
ing as his throw nabs Earl Williams on the double play.
Courageous gridder dies


fly The Associated Press
HOUSTON - The body of Freddie
Steinmark, whose courageous fight to live
won the hearts of the nation's sports fans
-including President Nixon-was returned
to his hometown of Denver yesterday.
The plucky former University of Texas
football safetyman died Sunday night of
Steinmark, 22, died in M.D. Anderson
Hospital and Tumor Institute where 17
months earlier surgeons had removed his
left leg-six days after he had helped
Texas defeat Arkansas, 15-14.
He played that last game on the aching
leg he thought was only bruised. Tests at
Anderson disclosed he was suffering from
sarcoma, a fast-spreading bone cancer.
Five days after the leg was amputated
at the hip, Steinmark walked on crutches.
Only 20 days after surgery he watched
from the sidelines as his Longhorn team-
mates defeated Notre Dame in the Cotton
Bowl and dedicated the game to him.
Chip Oliver to unretire
SAN FRANCISCO - Chip Oliver, who
quit pro football last year for the hippie
commune lifestyle, wants to go back to the
Oakland Raiders, it was reported yester-
The San Francisco Examiner quoted
Raiders' managing general partner Al
Davis as saying Oliver "was a super play-
er with the Raiders ... we are always in-
terested in anybody who could make a con-
tribution to the team."
Oliver became a vegetarian, macro-
biotic diet enthusiast, noted deep breather
and major consumer of pumpkin seeds.
His weight now is down to 175 but Davis
figures an added 10 pounds would make
Oliver right for the gridiron.
The Examiner said Oliver is telling his
friends he thinks he could maintain his

lifestyle and still compete in pro football.
But Davis, the story said, would insist that
the final decision be up to Raiders' coach
John Madden.
Yanks get Walton for two
NEW YORK - The New York Yankees
acquired outfielder Danny Walton from
the Milwaukee Brewers in a 2-for-1 trade
In exchange Milwaukee received out-
fielder-first baseman Frank Tepedino and
outfielder Bobby Mitchell.
* * a
ATLANTA - Hoyt Wilhelm, Atlanta's
47-year-old knuckleball reliever who has
been on the disabled list all season, was
activated by the Braves just prior to last
night's game with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Weakly QUIZ
This week's question is a snap. What
was the biggest blunder in last year's
Michigan-Ohio State football game?
Again, the first written answer received
by the Daily will win the most lus-
cious Cottage Inn pizza ever created.
The Cottage Innkeepers assure us they
won't be stingy with the grease.
Last week's winner was George Sar-
nowski, who was the first person to
correctly identify the first name of the
20-game winner we had in mind as
Selva, commonly known as Selva L. Bur-
Burdette was immortalized, you will
remember, by the phrase, "Selva's a
helva hurler," and, along with his Mil-
waukee teammate, pickoff ace Warren
Spahn, made famous the baseball cliche,
"Spahn and Burdette 'will put you in
debt if against them you bet."


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