Ihursday, July 14; 197 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Bird's wing wounded;
will miss All-Star game
By The Associated Press
DETROIT - Mark "The Bird" Fidrych won't
e talking to any All-Star baseballs this year.
what he calls a "tired arm" appears certain
a keep him out of the All-Star Game, to be
layed next Tuesday night in New York.
THE COLORFUL Fidrych pitched to only four
oronto batters in the opening inning at Tiger
ltadiusn Tuesday night before he signaled that
h was having arm troubles.
Manager Ralph Houk, who took Fidrycl out
tmmediately, said later the pitcher had "a
light muscle pull on the side of the right
shoulder in a place not usually too dangerous."
Tigers team physician Dr. Clarence Living-
son echoed the diagnosis.
Fidrych's sudden departure from the game,
hich the Tigers eventually won 2-1, appar-
ntly ended his chances of pitching in the All-
tar game. The pitchers are to be named today
nd it had been expected the crowd-pleasing
ird wssld be selected.
HOUK SAID there was no chance his curly-
aired 1ird would pitch until after the All-Star
Fidrych said of his abbreviated appearance,
I threw three or four pitches that hurt. They
eere l list balls. I didn't throw any sliders."
The youthful pitched told newsmen, "I was
popping the ball pretty good when I was warm-
ing up but in the game I threw three or four
pitches that hurt. After that there was no way
I was going to throw a fifth pitch with that
pain. I thought if I were to go on pitching, I
would hurt the team.
"I don't work when I am sick and now I am
sick. So reliever Jim Crawford did a great job
and we won. I just need rest. I am not worried
like with the knee injury."
THERE WAS some talk he might stay behind
here for more medical attention and possible
X-rays, but he nixed that idea. He flew with
the team to Kansas City right after the game.
Newsmen orr the Tigers' charter plane report-
ed Fidrych was not "as exuberant as usual"
but did not appear downhearted by his second
medical mishap of the season.
He tore cartilage in his left knee March 21
during spring training in Florida and did not
make his first regular season appearance until
May 27. He dropped his first two outings, won
six in a row and then lost two more to run his
season's record to 6-4. He did not figure in the
decision Tuesday night, the win going to Craw-
CALIFORNIA ANGEL ace southpaw Frank Tanana, a graduate
of Detroit's Catholic Central High School, will miss this year's
All-Star game due to an arm inflammation. Tanana, with a 12-6
record and high marks in ERA and strikeout total, was ex-
pected to be the starting pitcher in next Tuesday's classic.
Lakers sign free-agent iles
By The Associated Press up the regul
LOS ANGELES - Jamaal the best won
ilkes had a boyhood dream the NBA b
ame true and the Los Angeles eventual cha
akers filled an obvious need 4-0 in the pla
yesterday when they signed the
All - American forward to a Wilkes fowr osaid
multiyear contractor aforward to pla
Wilkes, 24, had said he commented t
wanted to play with the Lak- Laker owner
ers, explaining, "As a kid, I would succeed
watched Elgin Baylor and free agent.
Jerry West and I've always f an
been excited about the Lak. Wilkes' attot
ers." Slaughter, said
The 6 foot 6 star had Cooke wanted
layed out his option with the between them
Golden State Warriors. plained, "It w
Terms of the contract were cial kind of tI
ott divulged, but the acquisi- tract. Jamaal
ion gives the Los Angeles club play with K
tore power on the front line wanted to re
s Wilkes joins another former play before
JCLA All-American, center Ka- watched him I
Sem Abul-Jabbar. Cooke, who
West, who became coach of yesterday's n
be Lakers for the 1976-77 sea- sent the stater
lon, commented, "Jamaal will player comple
help with our rebounding. I player to perf
elt last year we were not a that Jamaal
ood rebounding team and Kareem Abdul-
lere was too much pressure on addition of Jat
areem." son to believe
Even so, the Lakers wound be one of the
Martin to L
By The Associated Press
1W YORK - New York Yankees Manager
ily Martin has threatened to bar certain New
ork sports writers from the team bus, plane
d clubhouse, the New York Post reported yes-
ACCORDING TO the Post, Martin met with
writers before Tuesday night's 5-2 Yankee
cory over the Brewers in Milwaukee.
"asagiong this ballclub is a tough enough job
lhout picking up the newspapers aild reading
hot1 the managers versus the owners and the
ters versus the players and the players ver-
is the manager," Martin was quoted as saying.
i I've got 40 take a stand. If this type of
tig continues, it leaves us no alternative.
'1F YOU WRITE after hearing off-the-cuff
emlmnt on the bus or plane, I'm going to have
Limninate you from the bus, the plane and
house,, Martin said. "Not everyone: just
x season with in the NBA for sometime to
loss record in come."
ore losing to Wilkes said several other
pion Portland teamshad contacted his attor-
offs. ney about the possibilities of
he had looked his joining them, but other
ing with Abdul- than that, there was no com-
he latter had ment on the opposition faced
at he hoped by the Lakers.
ck Kent Cooke Wilkes commented, "I hope
in landing the to take some of the pressure
off Kareem. Even with three or
four opponents on him, he is
ey, F r e d still the best in the league. I
the player and feel I can help with outside
rnts to be kept shooting, movement and, re-
elves, but ex- bounding."
not the finan- Wilkes joins the Lakers with
ng m this con- an NBA scoring average of 16.5
has wanted to points per game, and a rebound
eem, and has average per game of 8.2. For
nrn home and the past two seasons, he has
he fans who been named one of the four
fore, best defensive forwards in the
did not attend NBA. .
ws conference, In his rookies year of 1974-75,
ent, "If ever a he broke into the Warriors'
nented another starting lineup after only eight
:tion, I believe games, finished the year as
lkes does with Golden State's second leading
abbar. With the scorer at 14.2, and was named
aal, I have rea- Rookie of the Year as he
he Lakers may helped his team win the NBA
lominant forces title.
The team, pre-season favorite to capture its
second straight American League title, is in sec-
ond place in the AL East Division. The team has
been embroiled in various disputes involving sev-
eral players, Martin, principal owner George
Steinbrenner and club President Gabe Paul.
In the latest incident, an unidentified player
reportedly charged that Steinbrenner was dic-
tating the starting lineup. Both Steinbrenner and
Martin publicly denied the accusations, with
Steinbrenner saying that outfielder - designated
hitter Carlos ~May was the "unidentified player"
while Martin implied it was catcher Thurman
"I KNOW this is a strong stand to take," Mar-
tin said of the threat to bar writers, "and I'm
not saying I will. But the first thing is for the
Yankees to win.
"I know you guys have a job to do, but so do
I. And your job hurts mine. I have to do seme-
"This stuff started in spring training and it's
The compensation the Lak-
ers must make to the War-
riors was not discussed. Un-
der NBA rules, if an agree-
ment cannot be reached, a
decision would be made by
the league commissioner.
Golden State Vice President
Scotty Stirling, in Chicago for a
meeting, said the Warriors
would seek Abdul-Jabbar as'
Citing terms of the NBA
agreement that the Lakers
have to make the Warriors
"whole", Stirling said, "With
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar they
could. He is the only player
with Kn icks
By The Associated Press
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.
-Ray Williams, the New York
Knicks'. first-round pick in the
1977 college draft, has signed
with the NBA team.
A playmaking guard from the
University of Minnesota, Wil-
liams set a single-season record
at the Big Ten school with 130
assists in the 1975-76 season.
This*past year, he handed out
A graduate of Mount Vernon,
N.Y., High School, Williams is
a brother of Gus Williams, who
played in all 82 games for the
Golden State Warriors this past
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they have who could make us
"We have negotiated for a
year with Jamaal through his
attorney and in the final analy-
sis what it came down to was
that Jamaal did not want to
continue his career in the Bay
Area," a Warriors' represen-
tative in Oakland said.
"Our offer was more than
competitive, but Wilkes' deci-
sion to return to Los Angeles
outweighed the financial advan-
tage of playing with us," the
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