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ritida, July 15, 1977

TH-E MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Eleven

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TIGER THOMPSON AN ALL-STAR

Martin completes AL squad

NEW YORK (kI)-California's
Frank Tanana and Detroit's
Mark 'The Bird" Fidrych, both
injured and both unavailable for
the All-Star Game, nevertheless
were named to the American
League team yesterday by Man-
ager Billy Martin of the New
york Yankees.
IN ADDITION to Tanana, tied
for the AL lead in victories with
teammate Nolan Ryan at 12 and
the colorful Fidrych, the start-
er in last year's game, Martin
chose six pitchers.
Two others are starters-Jim
Palmer of the Baltimore Orioles
and Vida Blue of the Oakland
A's-and four are relievers-

Bill Campbell of the Boston Red
Sox, Jim Kern of the Cleveland
IndiansDave LaRoche of Cali-
fornia and Sparky Lyle of the
Yankees.
With Tanana and Fidrych
both sidelined, Martin chose two
replacements, for the American
League team that will face the
National League in the '48th
mid-season game Tuesday night
at Yankee Stadium.
MARTIN SELECTED T i g e r
first baseman Jason Thompson
to substitute for Fidrych and
named fireballer Nolan Ryan of
the California Angels to sub-
stitute for his teammate Tanana.
The left-handed Tanana, 12-6,

with a 2.15 earned run average,
has an inflamed triceps tendon,
the result of what he claims is
overwork. He has been advised
not to pitch until July 21, two
days after the All-Star game.
Fidrych, a right-hander with
a 6-4 record and a-2.89 ERA
after a late start because of a
torn cartilage in his left knee,
suffered during spring training
now has a muscle pull in his
right shoulder, also the result of
overwork. And Detroit Manager
Ralph Houk has said that Fid-
rych would not pitch until after
the All-Star Game.
AFTER TANANA, the win-
ningest pitcher on the AL team
is Palmer. The veteran right-
hander has a 14-8 record with a
3.19 ERA.
The left-hdnded Blue, the only
AL pitcher with a victory in
All-Star competition-he was the
winner in 1971-has a 711 rec-
ord this season with a 3.96 earn-
ed run average.
Campbell, chosen to the All-
Star team for the first time, is

8-5 with a 2.47 ERA and a
league-leading 16 saves. Kern,
like Campbell a right-hander-
and a newcomer "to All-Star
competition, is 3-4 with a 2.39
ERA and 12 saves.
LYLE, A left-hander, has the
best ERA on the squad, 1.71,
along with a 7-3 record and 14
saves. However, he also has
complained of a tired arm re-
cently.
LaRoche, also a southpaw, is
6-2 with a 3.81 ERA and nine
saves.
Despite the loss of Tanana
and Fidrych, Martin said he was
pleased with his pitching staff.
"I want an American League
win and I'm going to play to win
this game," he said.
MARTIN ALSO selected three
more Boston players for his
squad, giving the Red Sox a
total of seven players on the
1977 team.
That's the most players from
one club for an AL All-Star
squad since seven members of

the Cleveland Indians were se-
lected for the 1952 game.
Martin picked Red Sox first
baseman George Scott and out-
fielders Fred Lynn and Jim
Rice to join teammates Carl
Yastrzemski, Rick Burleson and
Carlton Fisk, voted as starters,
and Bill Campbell.
MARTIN P I C K E D catcher
Thurman M u n s o n and third
baseman Graig Nettles from his
own club to go with elected
starters Willie Randolph and
Reggie Jackson and Lyle to give
the Y a n k e es five All-Star
players.
Other additions made yester-
day by Martin included outfield-
er Ken Singleton of the Balti-
more Orioles, second baseman
Don Money of the Milwaukee
Brewers, catcher Butch Wyne-
gar and outfielder Larry Hisle of
the Minnesota Twins, outfielder
Ruppert Jones of the Seattle
Mariners, shortstop Bert Cam-
paneris of the Texas Rangers
and first baseman Ron Fairly of
the Toronto Blue Jays.

o(the )saiI,
By The Associated Press
Skins sign Allen
WVASlIINGTON-George Allen will be coach and general man-
iger of the Washington Redskins for at least four more seasons
under a contract signed yesterday-a pact described by his boss
a one of the best in the National Football League.
Redskins President Edward Bennett Williams said Allen
had agreed to terms on a four-year extension of his current
seven-year pact, which expires after the 1977 season, "at a
very substantially increased salary."
Williatas also described as inaccurate a published report
pling Allen's new salary at approximately $250,000 a year, or
d snie lis current pay.
I think George Allen deserves one of the best contract in
coaching and I think he has that," Williams told a news confer-
ence. "I don't know if it is the best, the second best or the third
best, but it is among the best and he deserves that."
Play ball, Elliott!
BAITIMORE-Ex-Michigan outfielder Elliott Maddox, who has
been undergoing therapy since March following his second knee
operation, was reinstated yesterday to the active roster of the
Baltimore Orioles.
To make room for Maddox on their 25-man roster, the
Orioles sold the contract of ex-Detroit Tiger Fred Holdsworth
to the Montreal Expos for an undisclosed amount of cash and
a player to be named later.
The 28-year-old Maddox, who was activated for last night's
game in Texas against the Rangers, was acquired from the New
York Yankees last January, along with minor league outfielder
Rich Bladt, in exchange for center fielder Paul Blair.
After batting .303 in 1974, when he replaced Bobby Murcer in
center field for the Yankees, Maddox was hitting .307 in 1975
when he injured his right knee and was sidelined the remainder of
the year. a
Jones back soon?
SAN DIEGO-Randy Jones porbably can pitch again in three
to eight weeks, the San Diego Padres' team physician said yester-
day.
Dr Paul Bauer said the motor nerve has healed in Jones' pitch-
ing arm is which the left bicep muscle had strophied following an
injury last year.
"The nerve is almost completely normal, but his arm still
isn't strong enough to pitch," Bauer said after new tests on
the left-handed hurler who won the Cy Young Award in 1976.
"Now it's just a matter of strength and endurance. There's no
danger as long as he doesn't continue to pitch when he's tired."
In trying to resume pitching this year, Jones compiled a 4-7
record before being put on the disabled list.
Jersey Joe ready to go
VERO BEACH, Fla.-Joe Gilliam said yesterday he had
conquered the drug habit that threatened to wreck his National
Football League career, and that now he's ready to win a quarter-
back's job with the New Orleans Saints.
Gilliam, smiling ruefully, called his year of addiction to
heroin "a gigantic learning experience."
Gilliam, who started for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1975, re-
ported a day early for preseason training camp with the Saints
here. At a small press conference, he said he is physically and
mentally bigger than he was before his bout with narcotics.
GilaaM said he used drugs from late in the 1975 football
sewn through 1976. He said he spent 5% months in a Virginia
rehabilitation center and now is cured.
"It was tough," he said. "As each day went by, I got stronger
and stronger and stronger. I had made up my mind. It was an
- oal effort-an individual effort with the help of God."

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