Wednesday, June 16, 1971
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Page Eleven k
Wednesday, June 16, 1971 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Eleven
NEW YORK UP) -- The ex-
ecutive director of the Players
Association criticized Baseball
Commissioner Bowie Kuhn yes-
terday for his decision in the case
involving the Cleveland Indians.
contending the club stood to bne-
fit - rather than be punished --
4 by the ruling.
"The startling thing is the
statement that Cleveland has
been disciplined," said Marvin
Miller. "The ultimate result of
the decision was not punishmer,
to the Cleveland club -it was of
"He relieved the Cleveland
club of potential oblig itions to-
taling more than 150.000 and
fined them $5,000. That's 10 cents
on the dollar. But that's his way
of doing justice. It's consisten,
with his role." -
At the same time, Miller criti-
cized the Indians for fraudulent-
ly inducing the players to sign by
dangling bonus provisions as
"Now," said Miller. "we find
the bait was rat poison."
Miller's comment were rimade
after digesting the decision Kuhn
announced Monday following his
investigation of the case in which
the Indians negotiated non-cots- to do, and it's to be an agent for
tract bonus arrangements v-ith the owners." Miller contended.
four players - pitcher Sai: Mc- Miller also questioned the va-
Dowell, third baseman Graig Net- lidity of the contracts sin-'e they
ales, first baseman Ken Harel- were drawn with the bons ar-
son and outfielder Vada Pinson. rangements included.
And Kuhn said at the end of He said. "I think it's a real
the season, instead of bonuses. question since the decision was
the players " would be entitled to rule out one part of the agree-
to receive from the club whatever nent between the parties and
additional salary, if soy, which leave another part binding.
American League Presidett Joe In Cleveland, McDowell said:
Cronin felt the players' general "I'm not saying anything intil I
contribution to the club merited." talk to a lawyer. My legal coun-
"What he (Kuhn) has said," selors said they were legal whnc
Miller noted, "is that you can't I signed it."
have a dignified contractu-al Nettles said he wanted t talk:
agreement, but that in his in- to manager Alvin Dark before
finite wisdom as a management commenting and Pinson said hi
representative he will appoint wanted to think over the sitia-
another management rep esenta- lion. Asked if bonus revocatiot
live who will decide on those ob- would affect his performance.
ligations." Nettles said, "no comment."
Harrelson said he won't be af-
Miller said he wasn't sr- fected by Kuhn's ruling. "If I
prised at the decision becaiu;e of were having a great year, maybe
Kuhn's role. with 20 homers by now, I' be
"The commissioner has a job concerned," he said.
Major League Leaders
AMERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGU E
g ab r h Pct. g ab r h Pct.
Oliva Min 53 208 38 78 .375 W. Davis, LA 61 245 39 87 .355
Mlurcer NY 59 210 35 75 .357 Torre StL 63 242 38 85 .351
Kaline Det 52 169 34 54 .320 Beckert Chi 60 240 35 83 .346
Tovar Min 59 244 36 77 .316 Brock StL 62 258 51 89 .345
Reichardt Calhi46 it216 54 .314 (tare Atl 3 260 451 .343
BuorodnBa 45 170 46 54 .309 Staub BtI so 1sa 34 65 .328
F. Rob"sn Bal 45 159 27 49 308 J. Alou Ht 50 181 14 59 .326
1. Hoard Wass 55 2 as1 5 a308 Sanguillen Pgli 57 01924 71 .304
aatis KC 52 20t 35 63 .3014 Mays SF 56 197 37 6a .321
B. Rob'n Bal 56 217 30 66 .304 Milian Atl 58 233 26 74 .318
HOME RUN'S IIOME RUNS
Cash, Detroit, 14; Oliva, linne- stargell, Pittsburgh, 21; H. Aaron,
sota, 14; W. Horton, Detroit, 13; R. Atlanta, 19; Bench, Cincinnati, 16;
Jackson, Oakland, 12; R. Smith, Bonds, San Francisco, 15; B. W i 1 -
Boston, 11; Otis, Kansas City, 11. liams, Chicago, 14; Cepeda, Atlanta,
RUNS HATTESD IN 1 RUNS BATTED IN
KillebrewM innesota, 48; White, Strgell, Pittsburgh, 57; H. Aaron,
New York, 43; Petrocelli, Boston, 43; Atlanta, 50; Torre, St. Louis, 45-
4ando, Oakland, 38; W. Iorton, De- Cepeda, Atlanta, 41; Santo, C Iti-
troit, 38. cago, 40; Cardenal, St. Louis, 40;
PITCHING Colbert, San Diego, 40.
7 Dteisions PITCHING
Cllar, Baltiore, 10-1, .90; Blue, 7 Decisions
Oakland, 13-2, .867; Siebert, Bos- Dierker, Houston, 10-2, .833; Carl-
ton, 9-3, .750; Coleman, Detroit, 6- (,on, St. Louis, 10-3, .769; Gollett,
0, .750; DalCanton, Kansas City, 6- Cincinnati, 6-2, .750; Ellis, P i t t s-
2, .750; Drago, Kansas City, 6-2, burgh, 9-3, .750; J. Johnson, San
.750; Palmer, Baltimore, 9-3, .750. Francisco, 6-2, .750.
Where (ire they now?
The protesters, that is, South African golf pro Gary Player might
be wondering. Demonstrations over his country's Apartheid racial
policies have followed him the past few years. Player is practicing
for this weekend's U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club, Ardmore, Pa.
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CHICAGO (A')- A subdued
and slightly bloated Muhammed
Ali said yesterday he plans
three fights before an antici-
pated return heavyweight title
match with champion Joe
Frazier next year.
The first will be a scheduled
12-rounder against Ali's form-
er sparring mate, Jimmy Ellis,
at the Houston Astrodome July
26 for which Muhammad began
training at the Chicago Fire-
men's gymnasium yesterday.
Ali, stripping down to change
into his fighting togs before a
crowd of newsmen, cracked,
FOOSBA L L
"You can get out of shape in
a short time.
"But I only weigh 228 and
that ain't too bad. I been up
as high as 245 after my first
fight with Sonny Liston. I
have to work harder than I used
to in training - I'm getting
older. It used to be easy."
Ali bowed his head toward
the writers and said, "Look, I
got two gray hairs. Maybe I'll
become one of those disting-
uished gray-haired fighters like
Ali said he was not concern-
ed that the U.S. Supreme Court
did not rule on his long stand-
ing draft evasion case as ex-
"Somebody told me the court
will act next week, but I'm not
thinking at all about that."
Ali, who suffered his first de-
feat in a 15-rounder to Fraz-
ier last March 8, said he would
train seven days a week in the
600-foot long quonset hut-type
Firemen's gym until about July
12 before moving his camp to
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