THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Saturday, June 19, 1971
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ARDMORE, Pa. (RI) - Jim Colbert - armed
with a "Moon Pie" putter - and obscure Bob
Erickson romped into a tie for the second round
lead in the United States Open Golf championship
yesterday while two of the game's greatest stars
got in a mild, verbal skirmish.
Erickson, who has won only about $20,000 in three
F years as a tourist, had a three-under-par 67 and
Colbert had a 69 to tie for the top spot in the
world's most prestigious tournament at 138.
Behind them, alone in third, was 27-year-old
Jerry McGee, a non-winner in five years on the
tour but enjoying his best season with earnings of
almost $46,000 already this year. The slim, blond
McGee had a 67 for 139, just one back, and the only
other man under par after 36 holes.
Then came pug-nosed Gay Brewer, who hasn't
scored a regular tour triumph since taking she 1967
Masters title. Brewer was at 140 after matching
par 70s on the tight, treacherous Merion Golf Club
course, a 6,544 yard layout.
Associated Press Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus headed a big
d had to depend on the golf tour for his group at 141-three strokes behind the leaders and
ild have been near the poverty level with definitely in position to make a move, Palmer holed
eading the U.S. Open with a classy 138. a 127-yard nine iron shot for an eagle two on the
TIGERS OUTFOXED, OUTFOUGHT
IF BOB ERICKSON had
income last year he wou
$3583, but today he is 1
Indians win battle of wits
By ELIOT LEGOW
Special to The Daily
CLEVELAND - In a slatm bang
combination of intricate managerial
maneuvering, furious fisticuffs, and
aggressively played baseball, the Cleve-
land Indians shutout the Detroit Tigers,
3-0, last night, behind the booming bat
of Chris Chambliss and the superb re-
lief pitching of Vince Colbert.
Managers Billy Martin and Albin
Dark waged a classic battle of the
minds before the physical part of the
battle began. The two skippers shut-
tIed players in and out of the game in
frantic attempts to keep ahead of their
But Dark's strategies prevailed as
did the young bats of the Indians over
their geriatric Detroit opponents.
Chambliss, a leading rookie-of-the-
year candidate who hiked his average
to .365 hammered. a home run and a
triple to produce four Cleveland runs.
The left-handed hitting Chambliss,
who cast the fabled Hawk into the out-
field when he captured the first base
job, broke open a scoreless deadlock in
the fourth inning with his solid triple
just inside the rightfield line that scored
Greg Nettles and Ray Fosse.
Detroit managed to knock Cleve-
land starter Rich Hand out of the game
with only two hits and no runs. Dark
lifted the sore-armed Hand for pinch-
hitter and folk hero Gomer Hodge after
Relievers Ed Farmer and Steve
Mingori quickly loaded the bases in
the Detroit sixth with two walks and a
hit batsman before Colbert was called
in to counter Martin's switch from
Cash to Kaline. Colbert, his sinker in
fine form, retired Kaline on a force at
the plate and then lisposed of pinch-
hitter Gates Brown on a quick double
play skillfully engineered by second
basemen-engineer Eddie Leon.
Nettles started two of the DPs and
also made several of his trademarked
diving stops on the third base line.
While some fans may have been
turned on by pitching, hitting and
fielding heroics, the boxing fans among
the 12,084 at Municipal Stadium, got
their kicks in the eighth when the bat-
tle of the bean balls reached its cli-
max. Three Tigers had been hit by
errant pitches by then and Colbert had
received a warning and fine after near-
ly dropping Katine.
Bull Denehy retaliated on Fosse with
a fast ball directed at his ribs and
Fosse responded by racing out to Done-
hy and levelling him wsth abarrel roll
that served to clear both benches. By
the time peace had been restored
(nearly 10 minutes) Tigers Denehy,
Willie Horton and Ike Brown as well
as Cleveland's Fosse and the omni-
present Gomer had been ejected and
Billy Martin enraged.
Chambliss's home run immediately
followed the second pugilistic confron-
tation in Cleveland this year
Orioles pad lead;
Siebert loses again
From Wire Service Reports
In other games last night, the Balti-
more Orioles came from a 4-0 deficit
with five unearned runs and beat New
York, 6-4. Sonny Siebert lost his fourth
in a row after winning his first nine
and the Red Sox dropped an 8-5 game
Catfish Hunter grabbed his 10th
victory with a 6-2 Oakland triumph
In the National League, Gary Gen-
try twirled a four-hitter and New
York topped Philadelphia, 2-0. The
Pirates kept pace with an 11 inning
victory over Montreal after scoring
four times in the ninth, 9-8.
first hole enroute to a 68 and Nicklaus had a 72.
First it was Nicklaus, the reigning PGA cham-
pion and the man favored to win this title, who
took a shot at the U.S. Golf Association officials
who set the pins, terming them "the most diffi- q
cult I have even seen in any round of golf I've ever
Then it was 41-year-old Palmer, the game's great-
est gate attraction, who scoffed at Nicklaus com-
ments and took a jab at Jack for slow play.
Ron Johnson's father defends the family's black
sheep. Also, a hockey mogul busted by the law, and
a Little League coach busted by a player's
mother. See page 11.
"If you want to talk about something unfair, how
about finding two or three groups in front of you
every time you walk to the next tee?" Palmer
asked. And he named Nicklaus as the man who
slowed it up.
"I understand Jack got 23 to 25 minutes behind
the group in front of him. When that happens,
everyone backs up," Palmer said.
While they were sparring, the 45-year-old Erick-
son, a sometime tourist who has had to drop off
from time to time because of financial troubles,
and the peppy little Colbert moved into the lead.
Some of the others at 141 included Australian
Bruce Devlin, flashy Chi Chi Rodriguez, towering
George Archer and former PGA champion Bobby
Lee Trevino rallied from a triple bogey seven
to shoot 72 for 142.
But some of the other great stars had their
Billy Casper, a two-time Open champion and the
1970 Masters King, struggled in with a 77 for 151,
He failed to qualify for the final two rounds today
and tomorrow - the first time he has missed a cut
in two years and only the second time in eight.
Tom Weiskopf, winner of last week's Kemper
Open, also missed.
South African Gary Player, accompanied by a
uniformed policeman after being heckled by two
Negro men in Thursday's play, just made it,-shoot-
ing a 71 for 147. It took a score of 148 to make it.
England's Tony Jacklin, the handsome young man
who won this championship last year, also missed.
He had a 77 for 152.
Labron Harris, the first round leader with a 67,
faded far back in the pack, going 10 strokes higher
with a 77, for 144.
three records fall
in NCAA track meet
SEATTLE (MP)-Three meet records fell-in the
decathlon, hammer throw and six-mile run-yes-
terday and there were some upsets in the second
day of the National Collegiate track and field *
In the gruelling six-mile, Minnesota's Garry
Bjorklund won in 27 minutes 43.1 seconds.
Ray Hupp, the co-captain of the Ohio State
team, scored 7,456 points in the 10-event decath-
More significant was the 227-foot 10-inch
hammer throw by Kent State's freshman from
France, Jacques Accambray.
W L Pet. GRl
Baltimore 39 21 .650 -
Detroit 36 20 .563 5
Boston 34 28 .548 6
Cleveland 29 33 .468 11
New York 29 35 .453 12
Washington 22 38 .367 17
Oakland 42 21 .667 -
Kansas City 34 25 .508 10
Minnesota 34 15 .576 6
California 29 37 .439 14%
Milwaukee 22 36 .379 17Y
Chicago 21 37 .373 10
Washington 8, Boston5
Cleveland 7, Detroit 0
Baltimore 6, New York4
Kansas City 6, California 1
Minnesota 4, Chicago 3
Oakland 6, Milwaukee 1
California at Kansas City.
Chicago at Minnesota
Oakland at Milwaukee
Detroit at Cleveland
New York at Baltimore, night
Boston at Washington, night
W L Pet. GB
Pittsburgh 41 24 .631 -
New York 35 25 .583 3V
St. Louis 36 31 .5371 6
Chicago 33 32 .508 8
Montreal 25 33 .431 12Y2
Philadelphia 25 37 .403 14/2
San Francisco 42 25 .627 -
Los Angeles 35 29 .547 5%
Houston 31 33 .484 9%
Cincinnati 29 36 .446 12
Atlanta 30 38 .441 12%
San Diego 23 42 .354 18
Pittsburgh 9, Montreal 8, 11 innings
New York 2, Philadelphia 0
Chicago 15, St. Louis 5
Cincinnati 6, Atlanta 1
Los Angeles 5, Houston 5
San Francisco 7, San Diego 3,
second game inc.
Mays, Aaron, Bench still lead voting
NEW YORK ( P) - The National League almost certainly will
have a starting lineup that includes outfielders Willie Mays of San
Francisco, Hank Aaron of Atlanta and Willie Stargell of Pittsburgh
in the All-Star Game against the American League July 13.
The trio, which has accounted for 53 home runs among them,
is running 1-2-3 in the outfield balloting, Mays lead with 284,000
votes to 281,644 for Aaron and 143,121 for Stargell.
The only other outfielder with more than 100,000 votes in the
fan balloting is Lou Brock of St. Louis with 118,194.
Catcher Johnny Bench of Cincinnati continues to lead the vote-
getters with 302,053 votes.
Other leaders are first baseman Willie McCovey of San
Francisco, second baseman Glenn Beckert of Chicago, third base-
man Joe Torre of St. Louis and shortstop Bud Harrelson of New
Harrelson leads in a tight three-way struggle with Maury Wills
of Los Angeles and Don Kessinger of Chicago.
First base - Willie McCovey, San Francisco, 164,752; Orlando Cepeda,
Atlanta, 115,142; Lee May, Cincinnati, 74,995; Wes Parker, Los Angeles,
47,621; Bob Robertson, Pittsburgh, 35,094; Dunn Clendenon, New York,
Second base - Glenn Beckert, Chicago, 112,918; Julian Javier, St.
Louis, 78,706; Tommy Helms, Cincinnati, 74,209; Felix Millan, Atlanta,
57,857; Dave Cash, Pittsburgh, 57583; Ken Boswell New York, 43,902,
Third base - Joe Torre, St. Louis, 145,422; Tony Perez, Cincinnati,
107,395; Ron Santo, Chicago, 106,404; Richie Hebner, Pittsburgh, 34,805;
Bill Grabarbewitz, Los Angeles, 34,273; Don Money, Philadelphia, 14,727.
Shortstop - Bud Harrelson, New York, 123,777; Maury Wills, Los
Angeles, 117,978; Don Kessinger, Chicago, 116,684; Gene Alley, Pitts-
burgh, 33,917; Dal Maxville, St. Louis, 25635; Chris Speier, San Francisco,
Catcher - Johnny Bench, Cincinnati, 302,053; Manny Sanguillen,
Pittsburgh, 52,708; Dick Dietz, San Francisco, 44,242; Jerry Grote, New
York, 29,405; Tim McCarver, Philadelphia, 25,405; Ted Simmons St.
Outfielder - Willie Mays, San Francisco, 284,800; Henry Aaron, At-
lanta, 281,644; Willie Stargell, Pittsburgh, 143,121; Lou Brock, St. Louis,
118,194; Roberto Clemente, Pittsburgh, 84,394; Willie Davis, Los An-
geles, 83,412; Pete Rose, Cincinnati, 74,030; Billy Williams, Chicago, 53,495;
Ralph Garr, Atlanta, 5195%.