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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Thursday, May 5. 1977

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A dud stud?
LXINGT ON. t Stretari l, the lat of tlhe Triple Crown
winners, may be one of the greatest race horses of all time. But
he could be a flop as a papa
As a 56.4-million syndicated stud, he is not, "putting his
stamp on his get," as they say around the tracks.
Few horses hae been retired to stud with greater hullabaloo
and expectations than that accotupattying Secretariat. His price
was $80,000 to $100,0001 per maiting.
At first there was concern he might be an infertile sire. But
these fears soon disappeared as the great champion was bred
to 36 mares in 1975 with 30 dropping foals. One, later named
Canadian Bound, brought a record $1.5 million at the Keepe-
land yearling sales.
The first to race, a filly named Sexatariat, owned by Andrew
Adams, finished fourth in a race at Keeneland a couple of weeks
ago. Others will be taking thir starts later this month.
Wanna Reggie bar?
NEW YORK - New York Yankees outfielder Reggie Jackson
will begin to reap the commercial benefits of playing in the na-
tion's largest city today when Standard Brands announces a new
candy product called the Reggie Bar.
Jackson once boasted that if he played in New York,
"they'd name a candy bar after me." That's about to come
true.
Standard Brands also manufactures Baby Ruth candy bar.
League MVPs announced
NEW YORK - Ron Cey of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tom
Seaver of the New York Mets were selected player and pitcher of
the month for April, the National League announced yesterday.
Cey drove in a record 29 runs in 20 games last month,
slugging nine home runs and batting .425 as the Dodgers
soared in front of the West Division.
Seaver won four decisions for the Mets and allowed only sev-
en earned runs in 41 innings for an earned run average of 1.54.
Outfielder Otto Velez of the Toronto Blue Jays was named
the American League's Player of the Month for April.
The 26-year-old Velez, acquired in the expansion draft from
the New York Yankees, led the American League in batting
with a .419 average going into yesterday's games.
He also topped the league with a .865 slugging percentage. Dur-
ing April, as the expansion Blue Jays won 10 of their first 21
games, Velez cracked seven doubles and five home runs and drove
in 18 runs.
Dolphins take the bait
MIAMI-Defensive tackles Don Reese and Randy Crowder of
the National Football League's Miami Dolphins were arrested yes-
terady on charges of selling a pound of cocaine to an undercover
agent, police said.
Reese, 25, and Crowder, 23, were charged with selling and
conspiracy to sell cocaine, a Miami Police Department spokes-
man said. He said the arrests were made at a South Miami
motel.
That amount of cocaine would have a street value of $233,000.
Reese, who played for Jackson State, was the Dolphins'
first-round draft choice in 1974. Crowder, who played for
Penn State, was taken in the sixth round that year.
Dolphins spokesman Bob Kearney quoted Dolphin Coach Don
Shula as saying: "I'm disappointed and I'm waiting for addi-
tional information."

BOSTON-Seattle's Carlos Lopez scrambles back to first base as Boston's George Scott takes the
throw from pitcher Reggie Cleveland, in the first inning of their game last night at Fenway
Park. Boston won, 5-2.
FINISH RECRUITING YEAR
Blue lands 'other' Johnson

By SCOTT LEWIS
Basketball Coach Johnny Orr and his staff com-
pleted a %sensational recruiting year yesterday,
signing Johnny Johnson, a 6-4 200-pound guard
from Nichols High School in Buffalo.
JOHNSON'S announcement brings to six the
number of recruits the Wolverine staff has lured
to Ann Arbor, which fully utilizes the maximum
amount of scholarships it was allowed to hand out
this spring.
"Signing these six players gives us a great re-
cruiting year," said assistant coach Bill Frider.
"We feel that this makes up a year that's com-
parable to two years ago, when we recruited
Rickey Green, Phil Hubbard, Tom Staton, Alan
Hardy, and Bobby Jones."
IN THREE YEARS, Johnson's high school team
sported a 48-4 record, one of the best in the state.
of New York, which has no statewide tournament.
Johnson averaged 31.6 points, 15 rebounds, and
6 assists per game this past season. He shot 60.3
percent from the field and connected on 76 per-
cent of his free throws. His three-year scoring
average was 27 points per game.
"We have followed John for a couple of years,

and we feel that he definitely is one of the top
players in the country," said Frieder. "He's a
good shooter, he penetrates well, and is a great
passer. Jehn's very strong and moves exception-
ally well for his size.
"We feel he can help us immediately," he
added.
OTHER SCHOOLS in the running for Johnson
were USC, North Carolina State, Texas Tech, and
Florida.
Johnson's signing, along with that of Mike Mc-
Ghee Tuesday, shortly followed Earvin Johnson's
decision to attend Michigan State. But the signing
of these two, along with Mark and Marty Bodnar,
Mike Robinson, and Paul Heurman earlier, min-
imizes the loss of the Lansing star as much as
possible.
Both Johnson and McGhee were named first
team All-Americans according to B & C scouting
services, a reputable appraiser of high school
talent. The squad consists of 33 players around
the country.
Robinson was chosen on the first-team All-
American Junior College team, and the Bodnars
were given honorable mention under the high
school category.

BASEBALL ROUNDUP
Blue Jays clobber Brewers

By The sociated Press
TORONTO - Ron Fairly col-
lected three hits and two RBIs
and Dave McKay drove in three
runs, pacing the Toronto Blue
Jays' 10-3 victory over the Mil-
waukee Brewers last night.
Winner Bill Singer, 1-4,
gave up two runs on five hits
in six innings. He struck out
two while walking four. Mike
Willis relieved in the sixth
and picked up his second save
of the season,

Cubs paw
C H I C A G 0 - Julio Gon-
zalez singled home the tying
run in the ninth inning and the
winning run in the 11th, giving
the Houston Astros a 5-4 victory
yesterday over the Chicago
Cubs.
Joe Ferguson walked to open
the 11th, was sacrificed to sec-
ond aqd reached third when
second baseman Manny Trillo
bobbled Ken Boswell's ground-
er. Boswell made it to third

when Ferguson was caught in a zalez' hit.
rundown on Enos Cabell's* *
grounder, then scored on Gon- Brock rocks
C I N C I N N A T I - Lou
SCORES Brock smashed three hits and
AMERICAN LEA(UE passed Lou Gehrig on the all-
Toronto it, Milwaukee : time major league hit parade,
Boston s, Seattle and Bob Forsch pitched a four-
Cleveland t, Minnesota 5 hitter to lead the St. Louis Car-
Batimore 5. Oakland 2 dinals to an 8-1 decision over
NATIONAL LEAGUE the Cincinnati Reds last night.
Houston s, Chicago 4 Brock hit one of three St.
San Feaneiseo 5, Montreatt
Pittsb,,rel, 5, Atlanta 0 Louis homers in support of
st. louis 5, Cincinnati I Forsch, 5-1. Gary Templeton.

and Tony Scott also blasted
homers to pace a 16-hit Cardi-
nals offense.
Brock's three hits gave him
2,724 for his career and lifted
him past the one - time New
York Yankee great into 32nd
place on the all-time list.
Eddie Arcaro is the only
jockey to ride two Triple Crown
winners. Arcaro scored with
Whirlaway in 1941 and Citation
in 1948.

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