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Page Twelve


Wednesday, June 8, 1977

Torrid Cubs rip Los Angeles
Extend lead in East
to 2 over Pirates
By The Assoiatieid TesIa Y.
CHICAGO ''- The Chicago Cubs, the newest conversational
fad of baseball fans, colle-ted 13 hits yesterday to blast the Los
Angeles Dodgers 10-4.
It was the second straight Chicago victory over the Dodgers,
who have played at a mr-tal .500 pace after their amazing 22-4
Chicago's first place record in the NI Fast climbed to 32-18.
The Cubs are actually tied with the Dodgers in the loss column,
but have four fewer victories.
Manny Trillo, the leading hitter in the league, triggered the
Chicago attack with three hits and three RBIs. Dave Rosello added
two hits and three more RBs, as the Cubs scored all their runs
in the first four innings, chasing starter and loser Tommy John. ,
Chicago starter Ray Burris scattered nine Los Angeles hits in
his eight innings of work, and allowed the Dodgers to plate three
men in the seventh. Stev2 Garvey's ninth home run highlighted
the Los Angeles rally.
Paul Reuschel and Bruce Sutter combined to save the victory
for Burris, whose season record rose to 8-5. Burris had aided his
own cause in the fourth when he stroked a two-run single.
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By The Associated Press
Kareern of the crop
NEW YORK - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Pete Maravich head
the National Basketball Association all-star first team announced
Tuesday by the league.
Abdul-Jabbar, star center of the Los Angeles Lakers, led the
All-Star balloting by sports writers and broadcasters from all
league cities with 107 points. His selection marks the sixth time
he will play on the All-Star first team in eight seasons of pro-
fessional play.
Abdul-Jabbar amassed a league-leading .579 field goal
percentage in the last season, finished third in scoring with
26.2 points per game and second in rebaunds with 13.3 per
Forwards Elvin Hayes of the Washington Bullets and David
Thompson of the Denver Nuggets and guard Paul Westphal of
the Phoenix Suns complete the first team.
Named to the second team were forwards Julius Erving
and George McGinnis of the Philadelphia 76ers, Portland cen-
ter Bill Walton, and guards George Gervin of San Antonio and
Jo Jo White of Boston.
See you later, Nater
NEW YORK (A) - The Buffalo Braves have acquired center
Swen Nater from the Milnaukee Bucks in return for the Braves'
first-round pick in Friday's National Basketball Association draft,
the Braves said yesterday.
The Braves also received one of the Bucks' three first-round
choices - the.13th pick overall - and future considerations in
the deal.
Milwaukee reportedly will use its newly-acquired draft
choice, the third pick over-all, to tab UCLA All-American
Marques Johnson, a forward. A Bucks spokesman said there
had been no firm commitment to take Johnson but confirmed
that Bucks general manager Wayne Embry and Coach Don
Nelson would travel to £ os Angeles to talk with him.
In the 6-foot-11, 250-pound Nater, who was Bill Walton's back-
up at UCLA before spend'ig three seasons in the American Bas-
ketball Association, the Braves gained a strong rebounder. The
27-year-old Nater was seventh in the league in rebounding last sea-
son with 12 per game and turned in the single best rebounding
performance of the year on Dec. 19 at Milwaukee with 33 grabs.
He averaged 13 points a ;game this season.
Arnie makes Open cut
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Forced to qualify for this tournament
for the first time since 1969, Arnold Palmer said "there was no
sweat" as he did qualify for his 25th consecutive U. S. Open
Grier S. Jones of Wichita, Kan., fired an eight-under-par 135
to lead sectional qualifying as a 129-man field battled for 40 spots
in the Open next week at Tulsa, Okla.
Joe Inman qualified at 138, and George Archer came in at
141 with Palmer and Bruce Devlin one stroke back.
Failing to make the cut were former Masters champion
Charles Coody, former PGA champion Bobby Nichols, and
Lanny Wadidas, who withdrew after a poor round on Monday.

AP Photo
ALL SMILES at Detroit press conference are Kevin Richards, Tigers' first draft pick in base-
ball's amateur free-agent draft, and Kevin's father Dick, The 19-year-old from Wyandotte
Roosevelt High School has the statistics and the confidence: Referring to ace Nolan Ryan, he
said, "I don't think my fastball is as good as his-not yet."
isox pick slugger st;
Tgesdraft local pi1tcher

From Wire Service Reports
Slugging outfielder - first base-
man Harold Baines of St. Mi-,
chaels High School in Maryland
was signed by Bill Veeck's Chi-
cago White Sox after being
chosen first in baseball's annual
amateur free-agent draft.
V e e c k handled negotiations
with the 18-year old star per-
sonally, careful not to repeat
the White Sox's 1971 miscue,
when the club became the first
in baseball history to fail to sign
their No. 1 amateur selection.
Women -
Special To The Daily
BATON ROUGE - "When we
won the Big Tens, we were big
fish in a little pond. This week
we are very small fish in the
That's how Michigan wo-
men's tennis coach John At-
wood described the problems
his team has been having in
the AIAW National Champion-
All six Michigan players have
been eliminated from the cham-
pionship round in the 42-team.
tourney. The doubles team of_
Kathy Karzen and Barb Selden
won two matches before falling
into the consolation bracket,
where they are the only Wolver-
ines left competing.
USC has the lead in the week-
long affair with 15 points, fol-
lowed by Rollins College at 13
and Stanford at 13.

THE MILWAUKEE Brewers, after he graduates on June 16.
choosing second, picked short- "I didn't really expect this,
stop Paul Molitor of the Univer- the 19 year old admitted.'
sity of Minnesota, whose team didn't think I would be a No.
will begin play Friday in the for anyone." His selection
College World Series, really not surprising, though-h
Pitcher William Gullickson of had a 19-8 record and a 0.69 ER
Joliet Catholic High School in for his high school career, i
Orland Park, Ill., considered by cluding three no-hitters, ni
most scouts to be the nation's shutouts, and 231 strikeouts ote
top p it c h i n g prospect, was 153 innings in three seasons
chosen second by the Montreal varsity play.
The Detroit Tigers, being care- B I L L B 0 A R D
ful not to pass up another local
star, ag they did in 1971 when The Department of Re,
they chose Tom Veryzer ahead creational Sports will to
of a-i ae aaamd showing tovo fitness films
f a kid named Tanana, made Thuday, June 9 at 6 p.M. in
Tight - handed pitcher KEVIN the North Campus Eec. Build
RICHARDS of Wyandotte Roose- ing. The titles of the films
velt High School the draft's fifth are "Contouring Your Figure'
pick. The Tigers signed Richards and "Weight Training 1."
within hours of his 4election. valid I.D. or user pass 1il
Richards, who admitted that be required for admission.
"I've been thinking about play-
ing pro ball since I started play- New Boston Red Sox pitchil
ing when I was 11 years old," coach Al Jackson is in the
will begin playing for Detroit's freight business during the 5
Bristol Rookie League farm club season.
Major League Stadi igS
W. L Pet. GB East
Chicago 32 18 .640 -. W L Pet
Pittsburgh 29 20 .592 154 Baltimore 29 22 .569 -
St. Louis 29 22 .569 3%t New Tork 30 23 .4
Philadelphia 28. 23 .549 4, noston 4 s
Montreal 2 22 .440 10 Milwaukee 2 a l8 i
New York 21 30 .4211 1 Cleveland 23 25 .419
West . etroit 21 28 .419
Los Angeles 34 is .6 - Toronto 20 30 .401
Cincinnati 15 20 .49 091/
San Francisco 24 34 .44 12% west
San Diego 1s25 32 .3 . 11 Minnesota I1 21.59%
Mouston 22 32.45014 Chicago ~29 21 £'
Atlanta 202s 364 16 Texas24
Yesterday's Games Caliornia 23la 1
San Feancisc o,7Pittsbugh - Oakla 15
PhiladelplhaS, Houstona3 KansasCity 1s4
New York 5, Cincinnati 6 Seattle 1 4*

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