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Happy birthday, Marv
Piston's Barnes celebrates in prison
By The Associated Press
CRANSTON, R. I. - Marvin Barnes was 25 yester-
ay. All he really wants is to get out of jail.
"I'll have to celebrate it here. I've already accepted
what I have to do. I have to do the time. I'm paying
any debt to society for making my mistake. It's kind of
a downer. But I can deal with it."
BARNES, THE TALENTED forward of the Detroit
pistons of the National Basketball Association, is
spending the offseason in the Adult Correctional In-
stitute in Cranston, R. I.
Barnes, who was on probation for an assault charge,
was jailed May 16 for violating his probation after he
was found carrying an unloaded gun in a Detroit air-
port last year. He is eligible for parole Sept. 16, four
days before the Pistons open their training camp.
"I was put in max (maximum security) for 50 days,"
Barnes said by telephone. "I was there with rapists,
lifers, bank robbers and killers. I knew some of them
would be preying on me because I had Tnoney and was
a pro basketball player. The old cons, the flim flam
men, said some of them will kill you for a dollar.
"But I handled myself well. I came out unscathed.
And I didn't have to pay anybody off. A few of the
guys I knew from the street (Barnes lived in Provi-
dence, R. I. and went to Providence College) looked
"I WAS TOLD I was gonna get dumped, killed or
stabbed. I told those guys, 'If you bring it, you better
bring it good.' I had my arguments in max. I didn't
like to see the strong guys prey on the weak guys. I
broke up about three fights. I wasn't supposed to. But
that's my nature.
"You find out who your real friends are when you're'
in jail. I'll never forget the brothers, black and white,
who helped me. I've promised myself when I get
out that I won't forget them. I'll help them anyway
"I GUESS you could say I was a leader, some of the
men looked up to me. I tried to get a little unity thing
going. I was president of the Afro Society. I helped
them run their organization. The organization allowed
the black brothers to present a louder voice on things
like tutors and better conditions.
"One time, the guards wanted to lock up (place in
solitary confinement) this guy because he accidentally
slipped and his tray of food went all over a guard
he didn't like. The toughest guys in the joint refused to
go back to their cells. The joint was ready to explode.
I said, 'Let's go back in' to the guys I was with. That
kept things cool, kept the lid on."
SPt4 o (the ai4 CubsReds split twinbill
By The Associated Press
NY boss backs Billy
NEW YORK - George Steinbrenner, owner of the New York
Yankees, said yesterday that Billy Martin's managerial position
with the team is very secure.
In an interview with Barbara Walters for the ABC Evening
News, Steinbrenner said, "Barring any really serious breach of
Billy Martin's relationship with (team President) Gabe Paul, it is
99 out of 100 per cent that Martin will be the manager of the
Yankees this season-win or lose.
"At this point, you can bet he will have his job in October."
Martin, the Yankee manager since midway through the 1975
season, has been the subject of rumors, which had him being fired
from his fourth managerial job in eight years.
The Yankees, last year's American League champions, were
in third place in the AL East through Tuesday's games.
Royals protest NY decision
KANSAS CITY-The Kansas City Royals officially protested to
the American League yesterday the early rain postponement by
the New York Yankees of their Monday night game in New York.
The Royals said the game could have been played but that
the Yankees wanted the night off to ease some of their internal
"I'm asking Lee MacPhail (league president) to just cancel the
game," said Joe Burke, Royals general manager.
The Yankees have- suggested the game be made up Aug. 29,
an off day for both clubs.
"But that would mean we'd play 19 straight games, come
into New York for one game, then come right home for two
against Texas, which will be important to us," Burke said.
"What the Yankees did was not a direct rule violation, but it
violates the spirit of the law."
Burke said the Royals would make up the game only if it were
needed to decide a pennant race.
"And then we think it should be played in October," he added.
By The Associated Press
CHICAGO - Larry Biittner
poked a single through a drawn
in infield, scoring Gene Clines
with the winning run as the Chi-
cago Cubs rallied for five runs
in the eighth inning to defeat
the Cincinnati Reds 5-1 and
earn a split of a doubleheader
Mario Soto posted his first
major league victory and
George Foster ripped his 32nd
homer, two singles and a sacri-
fice fly in the Reds' 6-2 tri-
umph in the opener. That vic-
tory snapped an eight-game
Cincinnati losing streak.
Ivan DeJesus opened the
eighth inning of the nightcap
with a triple off loser Doug
Capilla, 2-3. Pinch hitter
Clines then hit a slow boun-
cer up the middle. Dave
Concepcion gloved it, but
DeJesus beat his throw to the
plate to tie the game. Jose
Cardenal's single sent Clines
to third before Biittner's
game winning hit past sec-
ond baseman Joe Morgan.
Steve Renko, 1-1, retired 21
men in a row after the Reds
scored in the first. Bill Plum-
mer doubled with two out in the
eighth to end the string. Renko
allowed only three hits, walked
none and struck out five in eight
innings. Willie Hernandez work-
ed the ninth.
In the first game, Johnny
Bench singled home Foster in
the eighth for the fourth run
and has 1,000th career RBI.
He's only the fourth catcher in
major league history and the
third Red to reach that plateau.
Soto was making his first ma-
jor league start since he was
called up from the Reds' In-
dianapolis Triple A farm team
during the All Star break. He
went all the way, striking out
eight and allowing nine hits.
Mets top Giants
SAN FRAhCISCO - Rookie
Steve Henderson knocked in a
pair of runs with a triple and
a single and the New York Mets
pounded San Francisco Giants'
pitching for 16 hits in a 7-4 vic-
The Giants took a 1-0 lead in
the second off winner Jon Mat-
lack, 6-12, on Jack Clark's triple
and Gary Thomasson's sacri-
fice fly, but the Mets went
ahead to stay with three runs
in the third off loser Bob Knep-
Felix Millan's leadoff sin-
gle in the third started a Mets
rally. Henderson and John
Stearns walked, loading the
bases. Run-scoring singles by
John Milner and Lee Mazzilli,
sandwiched around a sacri-
fice fly by Mike Vail ac-.
counted for the scoring.
Lenny Randle's single, Hen-
derson's triple and Stearns'
double added two runs in the,
The Giants scored three runs
in the sixth, off reliever Paul
Siebert, who took over when
Matlack's left shoulder tight-
ened following five innings of
Pirates edge Astros
PITTSBURGH - Bill Robin-
son homered to tie the game,
then scored the winning run in
the 11th on Rennie Stennett's
single as the Pittsburgh Pirates
edged the Houston Astros 3-2
last night for their seventh
Bo McLaughlin, 3-5, walked
Robinson to open the 11th and
threw the ball away on Al Oli-
ver's bunt attempt, allowing
Robinson to gotothird. With
the infield and outfield pulled
in, Stennett lined a single to
right field, scoring Robinson.
The win went to Kent Te-
kulve, 9-1, the Pirates' fourth
pitcher, who retired the Astros
in order in the 11th inning.
Odell Jones started the game.
R o b i n s o n' s game tying
homer, his 12th of the season,
led off the ninth.
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AMERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGUE
G AB R H Pet. G AB R H Pet.
Carew Min 95 373 76 144 .386 Parker Pgh 97 399 68 135 .338
Rostock Min 94 363 70 125 .344 eMorales Chi 83 332 42 150 .331
Bailor Tor 85 342 46 110 .322 simmons StL 91 321 52 106 .330
Singleton Ban 89 314 49 100 .318 Stennett Pgh 92 359 43 118 .329
Bice Bsn 96 392 62 124 .316 Luzinski Phi 87 329 55 107 .325
Dade Cle 80 253 40 80 .316 Griffey Cin 93 367 72 118 .322
Cowens KC 93 361 56 112 .310 Tespleton StL 92 383 62 122 .319
Yount Mil 90 359 42 111 .309 Rose Cin 95 384 67 120 .313
flak Bsan 92 322 68 99 .307 Randle NY 76 285 44 89 .312
Page oak 86 303 53 93, .307 Evlentine Mtl 88 359 50 112 .312
Home Runs GFoster, Cincinnati, 31; Schmidt,
Blie, Boston, 26; GSeott, Boston, Philadelphia, 27; Garvey, Los An-
2; Hisle, Minnesota, 23; Nettles, geles, 23; Luzinskl, Philadelphia, 22t
New York, 22; Bonds, California, 21. Burroughs, Atlanta, 22; Bench, Cin-
Runs Batted In Runs Batted In
Tisle, Minaesota, 86; Zisk, Chi- GFoster, Cincinnati, 93; Garvey,
49, 71; B o b s o n, Boston, 70; Los Angeles, 82; Cey, Los Angeles,
11O1pson, Detroit, 70; Munson, New 80; Luzinski, Philadelphia, 75; Win-
York, 68, field, San Diego, 73.
Pitching (9 Decisions) Pitching (9 Decisions)
ToJohnson, Minnesota, 11-3, .786; Tekulve, Pittsburgh, 9-1, .889; Ras,
le ,0 Chicago, 7-2, .779; Gullett, Los Angeles, 11-2, .846; RReuschel,
S9-3,.750; Lyle, New York, Chicago, 14-3, I.24; Candlela, Pltts-
.7; Battls, Chicago, 10-4, .714; burgh, 11-3, .76; Dtnny, St. Louis,
C ima, Detroit, 9-4, .692; Knaapp, 7-2, .778; RFoschi, 9t. Losuis, 13-4,
Texlags , -.9.4' £92; DAlexansier, .765; John, Los alo.Pi a ngehales,3-, M. 14; !
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