Page Twelve THE MICHIGAN DAILY Thursday, July 29, 1971
Mets bow to Cards, 6-3
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK - Joe Torre and
Jose Cruz walloped home runs
yesterday, helping the St. Louis
Cardinals to a 6-3 victory over
the New York Mets.
Torre, who went into the game
leading the National League with
a .370 batting average, hit a
towering two-run homer in the
fifth inning and Cruz connected in
Left-hander Steve Carlton, 14-.
6, beaten three times by the Mets
this season, spaced eight hits to
earn the victory.
The Cardinals gave Carlton a
quick three runs when they
bunched four hits in the second
BALTIMORE - Frank Robin-
son blasted reliever Roland Fin-
ger's first pitch into the right-
field bleachers for a three-run
homer in the bottom of the ninth
inning last night, catapulting the
Baltimore Orioles to a 3-2 victory
John "Blue Moon" Odom had
checked the Orioles on three
hits and held a 2-0 lead-com-
pliments of three errors by Bal-
timore's Brooks Robinson-go-
ing into the ninth.
But Don Buford and Merv Ret-
tenmund ripped consecutive sin-
gles to open the inning, knocking
Frank Robinson then unleashed
his 17th homer of the year off
Fingers, 2-6, giving the victory
to reliever Tom Dukes, 1-4, who
had taken over for starter Mike
Cuellar in the top of the ninth.
PHILADELPHIA - Joe Mor-
gan slammed a triple and single
and drove in two runs while Don
Wilson pitched a six-hitter, lead-
ing the Houston Astros to a 6-3
victory over Philadelphia last
Wilson, 8-7, struck out seven
and held the Phillies scoreless
until the seventh when he gave
up three runs.
The Astros took a 1-0 lead in
the third on a walk to Roger
Metzger, who stole second and
scored on Joe Morgan's single.
Cesar Cedeno doubled and came
home (n a double by Jesus Alou
to make it 2-0 in the fourth.
MONTREAL - Ferguson Jen-
kins registered his 17th victory
last night as he scattered 10 hits
and drove in two runs leading the got through Heidemann for the
Chicago Cubs to a 10-2 victory first error. Then, after a brief
over the Montreal Expos. rain delay, Heidemann booted
Jenkins w a I k e d two and J o h n Stephenson's grounder,
struck out five, bringing his sea- putting two men on.
son strikeout mark to 177, tops McMullen went to third on a
in the National League. He also force-out and scored on Roger
leads the league in victories. Repoz' single. Cleveland pitcher
The Cubs jumped on Montreal Steve Hargan then walked Bruce
starter Carl Morton, 8-12, for ________________
three runs in both the first and
third innings. The Cubans are ready to send
the Americans home from the
Pan-American games without
their usual collection of medals. *
CLEVELAND--The California For details see page 11.
Angels scored two runs in the
fourth inning following consecu- Christensen to load the bases.
tive errors by Cleveland short-
stop Jack Heidemann and went Jim Spencer was out on a
on to defeat the Indians 5-1 force play at the plate, but
last night. Sandy Alomar came through
The Indians were leading 1-0 with another run-scoring single
when Ken McMullen's grounder for California.
. Major League Standings
AMERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGUE
We L.Pet. (GR W L Pet. G13
Baltimore 63 30 .624 - Pitt.urgh 65 31 .637 -
Boston 58 43 .574 C5hieago 5547 .39 10
Detroit 53 48 .525 10 St. Lotuis 56 48 .538 10
New York 51 53 .490 13'., New York 52 48 .520 12
Cleveland 42 60 ,412 2 Philadelphia. 45 50 .429 171.
Washington 40 .59 .40422 Moteal 41 63 .394 25
Oakland 63 38 .6"4 - West
KansasCity 12 47 .525 10 San Francisco 6342 .600 -
California 50 55 .476 15 Los Angeles 54 49 .524 8
Chicago 47 54 .465 16 Atlanta 54 53 .505 10
Minnesota 46 54 .460 16. loaston 52 Si .505 10
Miiwautkee 42 50 .4201 20' Cinrintnati 49 56 .461 14
Yesterday's Itesulis San Diego 36 68 .346 26'
Milwaukee 5, Boston 0 Yesterday's Resiilts
Chieago 5, New York 4 Chicago 10, Montreal 2
Washington at Minnesota, ine. Pittsburgh at Los Angeles, inc.
California 5, Cleveland 1 St. Louis 6, New York 3
Detroit 8, Kansas City 7 San Francisco 2, Atlanta I
Baltimore 3, Oakland 2 Cincinnati at San Diego, inr.
Today's Games s1oston 6, Philadelphia 3
Kansas City at Detroit, night Today's Games
California at Cleveland, night Atlanta at San Francisco
Oakland at Baltimore, night St. Louis at New York, night
New York at Chicago, night Cincinnati at San Diego, night
Boston at Milwaukee Pittsburgh at Los Angeles, night.
washington at Minnesota, night Only games scheduled
IN SOUTH AFRICA
Ali receives huge offer to speak
PHILADELPHIA R') - Mu-
hammad Ali has been offered
$300,000 for 10 lectures in South
Africa Dec. 20 through Jan. 2
and plans to accept if he can ob-
tain a visa to that racially
Richard Fulton, Ali's New
York agent, confirmed that the
former heavyweight b o x i n g
champion had been asked to
make five appearances a week
over the two -week period in
major South African areas.
"This is the largest fee ever
for such a series of lectures,"
Fulton said in disclosing that
Ali would earn $30,000 per ap-
pearance. "It's incredible." the
Ali, who returned home Tues-
day night from Houston where
he scored a 12th-round techni-
cal knockout over Jimmy Ellis,
said he was ready to go to
"My agent told me he has an
offer to go to South Africa and
do some lecturing," Ali said.
"I'll go anywhere they want
me to come and are willing to
Fulton said the offer came
from Acouarius Promotions of
Johannesburg. He said all of
IT SHOULD HAVE been a picture pickoff, but second baseman
Felix Millan of the Braves dropped the ball and Dick Dietz of
the Giants was safe at second. Marty Perez of the Braves Just
looks on as the ball squirts away. Dietz went on to score and the
Giants won by one, 2-1.
All-Stars rated good bet
CHICAGO tP)-The key to the College
All Stars may no't be one of the players
themselves-like quarterback Jim Plunkett
of Stanford - but r a t h e r a homespun
He's Blanton Collier, the 64-year-old
precisionist lured out of retirement to be-
come the All-Star's head coach.
"Physically, we're able to win," said Col-
ier of Friday night's football game with
the world champion Baltimore Colts in
revamped Soldier Field.
"But what concerns me right now is how
we are prepared mentally and emotionally.
How well did they learn in the three weeks
we've had to work with them?"
The bespectacled Collier, whose sternness
cracks at times with his earthy humor,
has coached 43 years, the last eight with
the Cleveland Browns before retiring.
"For every three hours we've spent on
the practice field, the players have had two
hours of home work," he said. "I consider
the mental work vital. There has been no
time for anything except hard work on and
off the field."
Pro scouts insist the 52 graduated seniors
are among the best ever assembled for the
classic. They will be trying to beat the pro
champsfor the first time since 1963 when
Coach Otto Graham's All Stars downed the
Green Bay Packers 20-17.
The game, 38th in the Chicago Tribune
Charities series, will be nationally tele-
vised by ABC at 9:30 p.m. EDT and is ex-
pected to draw 52,000 in the streamlined
lakefront arena, new home of the Chicago
The pros hold a 26-9-2 edge. The Colts
are rated a 10-point favorite-smallest
spread the pros have been granted in at
least a decade.
The All Stars for the first time pranced
onto the Soldier Field artificial turf and
capped workouts under the lights last
night. The Colts are to arrive this morning
and get unkinked at Soldier Field tonight.
The All Stars appear to have the talent
needed to make an interesting game. Col-
lier says quarterbacks Plunkett and Dan
Pastorini of Santa Clara "rank with the'
best the All Stars ever have had."
He is pleased with the power of the run-
ning backs-Mike Adamle of Northwestern
and five first-round draft picks, John
Brockington (Green Bay Packers), Leon
Burns (San Diego Chargers), Joe Profit
(Atlanta Falcons), Joe Moore (Chicago
Bears), and John Riggins (New York Jets).
He likes the speed of the wide receivers-
Rocky Thompson, Stan Brown, J.D. Hill,
Ernie Jennings, Frank Lewis and Elmo
The average weight of the interior line-
men, on both offense and defense, is 264
pounds. The beef is there probably as
never before. On the offensive line center
Dave Thompson, guard Steve Lawson and
tackle Vernon Holland are in the 275-pound
Perhaps, the works of the cornerbacks
and defensive ends may be the All Stars
ultimate key. The former are such pass
defenders as Len Dunlap, Clarence Scott,
Isaac Thomas and Norm Thompson. The
ends include Jack Youngblood, 250 pounds;
Dick Harris, 265, and Lyle Alzado, 273.
"If we can just put some pressure on
quarterback Earl Morrall, we may have a
chance," says Collier. "All four of our cor-
nerbacks have speed. And Youngblood is
one of two or three men we hope to get to
Ali's expenses would be paid.
Fulton said that Acquarius
had assured him there would
be no problem obtaining a visa
for Ali. The agent pointed out
that Ali would only speak in
South Africa, and that no box-
ing exhibitions were contem-
Fulton emphasized that Ali's
lectures would be of a non-con- 0
troversial nature, not pertaining
to race. He said it would be some
of the same material Ali uses in
his many college lectures in the
"We don't want people in
South Africa building up any
feeling that he is coming to t
cause trouble," Fulton said. "We
are looking forward to a pleasant
trip. He'll discuss his philoso-
South Africa's apartheid pol-
icy has been a cause of contro-
versy in the athletic world for
some years. U.S. tennis player
Arthur Ashe, a black, has been
refused a visa to play tennis
there. The subject also has been
a source of turmoil in Olympic
Ali also said he would leave
tomorrow for the Bahamas to box
a pair of exhibitions Saturday
against Alonzo Johnson and Ed-
die Brooks, who helped him train
for the Ellis fight. He then plans
to start training for a Sept. 27
fight in Houston against Jerry
Au discounted reports that the
Quarry fight would be held in
Los Angeles or Washington, D.C.,
to get it in an area of greater
black population and because he
was disenchanted with the at-
tendance at the Astrodome.
"The Astrodome was almost
full and I'm satisfied," Ali said.
"I don't know or any plan to
fight Quarry. anywhere else,"
Alsi also said he knew nothing
about the possibility that Floyd
Patterson, also a former heavy-
weight champion, would be his
opponent in a fight proposed for
London after the Quarry bout.