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Page Eight


Wednesday, June 9, 1971

Aaron, 0's streak; Tigers strike

From Wire Service Reports
Hank Aaron last night ran
his streak of consecutive hits
to eight before he was retired,
and the Baltimore Orioles won
their sixth straight. But these
streaks, t ho ugh outstanding,
were not surprising. Aaron is
expected to hit, and the Orioles
to win.
What was surprising is that
Detroit's Mickey Stanley ex-
ploded with a three-run triple
as the Tigers rolled over Mil-
waukee, 8-3.
The drive by Stanley, who has
won his fame with his glove,
not his bat, bounced off the left
wall, 400 feet away, and scored
Willie Horton, Norm Cash and
Bill Freehan.
Mickey Lolich, 9-5, hurled his
ninth complete game. Two of the
runs came on Ron Theobald's
leadoff homer, the rookie's first
in the major's, and his sacrifice
Mark Belanger and Don Bu-
ford drove in two runs each in
the Orioles' five run second, and
Pat Dobson held Minnesota off
for an 8-2 win,
In the National League East,
three teams are now within a
game of the top, after St. Louis
and Pittsburgh each lost in
extra innings and New York
There was no other similarity
between the Pirates' and Car-
dinals' losses. Pittsburgh lost a
pitcher's duel to Ken Holtzman
and the Chicago Cubs, 1-0, in
12 innings, while the Redbirds
were outslugged by Atlanta, 8-7,
in 10.
For the second straight night,
the Braves built a big lead and
Tim Horton
selected by
MONTREAL (P) - Tim Hor-
ton was the oldest and biggest
name selected yesterday in the
National Hockey League draft
when the New York Rangers
gambled and lost the veteran de-
fenseman to the Pittsburgh Pen.
The Penguins, shrugging off
Horton's big salary and 41 years
of age, snatched him midway
through the second round when
the Rangers left him exposed,
hoping salary and age might
discourage any takers.
Horton, a 19-year veteran and
a former All Star with the Toron-
to Maple Leafs before coming to
the Rangers in 1969, had a solid
season last year and was out-
standing in the playoffs.
Wayne Carlton, a reserve wing-
er from Boston, was the first
player selected, by California,
and Detroit followed by picking
goalie Al Smith of Pittsburgh,
which chose to protect recently
acquired goalie Roy Edwards
from Detroit and Les Binkley.

saw it disappear in a huiry.
This time, however, the Braves
pulled it out in the 10th, when
Sonny Jackson, running for
Williams who opened up with
-a double, moved to third on a
sacrifice and scored after Dar-
rell Evans fly ball.
Pittsburgh, still a half-game
behind St. Louis, was stymied by
Holtzman on 10 hits. The team of
Jim Nelson and Jim Grant, who
came on in the eighth, would
have been as good, were it not for
Joe Pepitone, who homered to
end it.
The Mets, led by Jerry (0-for-
14) Grote, who broke a slump
with three hits, defeated San
Diego, 6-4 to move into second
on percentages.
The Pittsburgh affair was not
the only pitcher's duel in the Na-
tional League. Astro Don Wilson
fired a five hitter at Cincinnati
In late games, Ray Culp three-
hit Oakland, as Boston broke the
A's five-game win streak, 5-1,
and New York led California, 2-0,
in the fourth.
and Gary Nolan and shut out the
Reds, 2-0.
Spinning Cincinnati has slump-
ed because of the new River-
front Stadium, many wags claim.
Unfortunately for the Reds, even
if the whole team decided to go
on strike, for example, to return
to old and friendly Crosley Field,
that would not be possible.
City officials are looking for
federal funds to raze Crosley
by the end of the year.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles kept
up their slow creep at West divi-
sion leader San Francisco. Jim
Lefebvre's two-run homer led
Los Angeles past Philadelphia,
The Dodgers, who reached
within seven games of the Giants,
got six innings of shutout pitch-
ing from Bill Singer.
The Giant's ace Juan Marichal
failed them, and Bill Stoneman
didn't fail Montreal, as the Ex-

pos clobbered San Francisco, 10-
3. Stoneman fanned 13, and Mon-
treal jumped on five runs in the
first four innings.
Lefty Paul Splittorff won his
first major league game for
Kansas City, 4-2 over Washington.
Ed Kirkpatrick doubled in two
runs for the Royals.
Burton, Kettinger
honored by Big 10
CHICAGO UIP) - Michigan's
Jim (No-Hit) Burton was select-
ed as a pitcher on the All-Big
Ten squad and Tom Kettinger
was named second team left
fielder in voting by the league's
coaches announced yesterday.
Champion Michigan S t a t e,
with three players-pitcher Rob
Clancy, right fielder Rob Ellis
and catcher Ron Pruitt-topped
all schools.
Also named to the first team
were Minnesota's first baseman
Gary Morgan and shortstop
G a r y Hehman, Iowa's second
baseman Jim Cox and left field-
er Fred Mims. Purdue's third
baseman Terry Wedgewood and
center fielder Bill Sharp of
Ohio State.
Roy Foster's three-nir, homer
led Sam McDowell and the
Cleveland Indians to a 3-3 victory
over Chicago.

MICKEY STANLEY finishes the powerful cut that drove the
ball 400 feet, driving in three teammates, in last night's 8-3 Tiger
win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

Young star torn by dilemma

NEW YORK (A') - The Chi-
cago White Sox decided to risk
their No. 1 choice on Da nny
Kay Goodwin of Peoria, Ill., as
the baseball draft opened yes-
terday, hoping to convince the
17-year-old catcher to become
a fulltime player and a part-
time student.
Goodwin, who batted .469, .427
and .495 at Peoria Central High

Major League Standings

School, was selected by the
White Sox even though he said
only Monday that he was in a
dilemma created by his twin
desires to play baseball a n d
continue his education.
It is a dilemma faced by near-
ly all of the draft selections in
the regular phase - predomin-
antly high school seniors - and
since the draft began in 1965,
more than 62 per cent have de-
cided in favor of baseball by
signing contracts.
The White Sox believe they
can convince Goodwin to do
the same,
"It's the initial reaction of
any young fellow oriented to
college to find himself in that
position," said Roland Hemond,
director of player personnel for
the Chicagoans. "But a lot of
youngsters now go to school
and play baseball. I think we

can work out something t h at
permits him to have an educa-
While Hemond said they could
work out Goodwin's education,
he didn't think the same about
a $100,000 bonus - the figure .
usually tossed around as the
final inducement in making a
draftee a fulltime player and
parttime stuoent.
"The $100,000 figure is an
automatic figure everybodytalks
about - but it's a newspaper
figure," said Hemond.
While the White Sox weren't
certain they could sign Good-
win, the San Diego Padres were
certain they could sign the No.
2 choice - pitcher John Wil-
liam Franklin of Vienna, Va. -
and there was little doubt that
pitching was the top commod-
ity being sought by major
league clubs.

w L Pet.
Baltimore 32 19 .627
xiloston 31 22 .585
Detroit 29 25 .535
Cleveland 24 28 .462
xNew York 23 30 .434
Washington iS9 34 .358
xOakiand 37 18 .673
Kansas city 27 23 .540
Minnesota 27 28 .491
xCalifornia 26 29 .473
Chicago 20 29 .408
Milwaukee 20 30 .399
Yesterday's Resuilts
Boston at Oakland, inc.
New York at California, inc.
Kansas City 4, Washington 2
Cleveland 5, Chicago 3
Baltimore 8, Minnesota 2
Detroit 8, Milwaukee 3
Tonight's Games
Minnesota at Baltimore
Chicago at Cleveland
Milwvauker at Detroit
Washington at Kansas City
New York at California
Boston at Oakland


W L Pet. Gil
St. Louis 35 22 .614 -
News York 31 20 .800 1
Pittsburgh 34 22 .602 Y
Chicago 27 29 .482 7'..
Montreal 22 27 ,.449 9
Philadelphia 20 33 .377 13
San Francisco 38 20 .655 -
Los Angeles 30 26 .536 7
Houston 28 28 .500 9
Atlanta 26 32 .448 12
Cincinnati 22 34 .393 15
San Diego 18 38 .321 19
Yesterday's Results
Chicago 1, Pittsburgh 0, 12 inn.
Atlanta 8, St. Louis 7, 10 inn.
Houston 2, Cincinnati 0
Los Angeles 4, Philadelphia 2
New York 6, San Diego 4
Montreal 10, San Francisco 3
Today's Games
St. Louis at Atlanta, night
Cincinnati at Houston, night
Los Angeles at Philadelphia, night
San Diego at New York, night
San Francisco at Montreal, night
Pittsburgh at Chicago

One-armed fielder shows skill

GARDEN CITY, Mich. (/P) - "He earned his
spot on the team. It was no gift," said Coach
Billy Joe Young of his one-armed pitcher-out-
Ken Sharp, 15, lost his left arm in a hunting
accident last November. It was amputated six
inches below the shoulder.
But when baseball tryouts came around in
April at Garden City East High the 6-foot, 175-
pounder was there - hoping to make the team.
"I'll admit I was a bit surprised when Ken
tried out for the team in April," said Coach Young.
"I told him how tough it would be but he just
asked for a fair chance and no special favors."
Young said he was astounded by Sharp's fluent
swing and virtually flawless fielding.
Sharp stands in the righthand batter's box
with bat at waist level. He swings with a locked
wrist. When fielding, he catches the ball, flips it
into the air, drops his glove, catches the ball again
and throws.

As a pitcher and outfielder, Sharp yielded only
one earned run in eight innings on the mound and
hit and fielded well enough to start in eight of the
school's 13 games. He collected two hits in 15 at-
bats and, batting seventh in the order, collected
eight walks and five sacrifices.
"He hit the ball hard enough for another six hits,
but they were always at someone," Young said.
Sharp, a sophomore, started baseball in the Pee
Wee division when he was 6.
He is bowling in asummer league and carrying
a 157 average. And he's keeping in shape for next
season's school sports program by playing softball
in a neighborhood church league.
Sharp has an example to follow in his baseball
career. Pete Gray, an outfielder for the old St.
Louis Browns in 1945, played with a similar handi-
The tousle-haired youngster now has set his
sights on even harder competition. He plans to try
out for his high school's football and basketball
teams next year.

Quiz Apologia
The sports staff regrets that there was an unfortunate typo- +
graphical error in yesterday's Weakly Quiz. The word "blunder"
in the question, "What was the biggest blunder in last year's Michi-
gan-Ohio State football game?" should have read "blubber."
The answer, of course, is Woody Hayes.
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