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Page 12-Thursday, August 10, 1978-The Michigan Daily
Past 'M' stars
enshrined here

By ALAN FLANGER
They came for Michigan.
They ate for Michigan, drank for
Michigan, clapped and cheered for
Michigan, and paid $50 in order to
perform all of the above acts for
Michigan.
They came to Cridier Arena last
night, over 300 of them, to pay
tribute to the first six inductees in-
stalled into the newly created
Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor.
And they did so with emotion and
reverence rarely matched in college
athletic history.
The six men-Gerald Ford, Bob
Ufer, Cazzie Russell, Bill Freehan,
Tom Harmon and Bennie Ooster-
baan-seemed to be placed
somewhere above humanity in the
way they were honored. Those who
didn't receive such tributes (among
them Bo Schembechler, Johnny Orr,
Bill Orwig, Bump Elliott, and Ron
Kramer, to name a few) were like
stones in a pond performing hero
worship. Some famous celebrities
begged for their autographs (and
found Oosterbaan to be quite stub-
born in that department).
No fewer than four of the induc-

tees-who were honored for their
athletic achievements and service to
the University community-ex-
pressed embarrassment over their
placement among such honored
company.
This was the major theme in for-
mer President Ford's address, the
initial one of the evening. Ford at-
tempted to play down his athletic
abilities, while stressing the impor-
tance of his education at the Univer-
sity. Nobody seemed overly concer-
ned about his remarks, however, as
the enthusiastic audience lauded
him with a two-minute standing
ovation.
Track star and football broad-
caster Bob Ufer was next to be
honored, and boomed into the
microphone for 20 solid minutes of
play-by-play style commentary con-
cerning Michigan's impact on his
life. "This is my finest moment," ut-
tered an emotional but composed
Ufer. "These have 39 of the greatest
years anyone could ever live."
And to absolutely nobody's sur-
prise, he proudly forecasted a
Wolverine Rose Bowl victory.
Russell and Feehan's collective

speech length was half Ufer's, as
both the baseball and basketball All-
Americans concentrated ' their
remarks at the tradition behind
Michigan athletics. Russell spoke
for all the inductees when he

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emotionally proclaimed, "Michigan
has given me a place in history."
Oosterbaan capped off a truly
memorable evening by summing up
the mood of the event. "We're here
to rejoice in the glory of the past."

YOUNG GAINS 4TH, 5-2:

Corky grand slams win
have been almost worth the wait. rocketing reliefer Jim Umbarger pitch lead and enabled Detroit to gai
WE RENBARGER Corky connected on a dramatic grand into the rightfield upper deck. in the two-game set.
SpecialtotheWily- slam homer in the eighth inning last THE VICTORY moved the T
-The seemingly endless night to propel the Tigers past the THE DRIVE-Corky's third hit of the witin nine games of division
Corcoran's first home run Texas Rangers, 5-2. evening-capped a splendid night's Boston, while snapping Texs
nis finally over. And, con- The Tiger rightfielder put an end to work for the second year outfielder, game winstreak.
circumstances, it must the humiliating four-month drought by ho also combined with Milt May for a The early portion of the
ri ul dst the hu in the third inniniliating four-mont drough hy *i bo:

By DA
DETROIT
wait for Tim
of the season
sidering the

in a split
Tigers to
leading
as' four-
contest

r7 {.iajan League Sfandnige

AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST
W L Pct. GB
Bsta ....760 41 632 -
Milwaukee . ........... 1 47 s565s
New York ................... 62 49 .559 8%
Detroit ........................ 61 SO .549 9
Baltimore ..................... 60 52 .536 10%
Cleveland.....................52 5 .472 17
Toronto.. . .. ...43 69.37 2
WEST
Kansas City ...................62 46 .563 -
California .....................62 53 .539 2%
Oakland ....................... 60 S5 .522 4%
Texas .......................53 57 .482 8%
Minnesota .........47 63 .427 15
Chicago. . ... 46 65 .15 16%
Seattle ........................ 41 73 .360 23
Yesterday's Results
Detroit6, Texas 2
Tarontos8. Chicago 0
KansasCity 2 Baltimore0
Cleveland 5, Boston 1
(late games notlincluded)
Today's Games
Cleveland (Paxton, 8-6? at Boston (Eckersley'
13-4) 2 p.m.
California (Tanana, 14-7) at Oakland (Keough,
7-8). 4 p.m.
Chicago (Wood, 10-9) at Toronto (Garvin, 2-11),
7:30 p.m.
Kansas City (Bird, 4-4) at Baltimore (Palmer,
13-10), 7:30 p.m.
Milwaukee (Augustine 10-10) at New York
(Guidry,15-2),8 p.m..
only gamesscheduled

NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST
W L Pct.
Philadelphia .......... 55 50 .541
Chicago .............. 58 54 .518
Montreal ...................... 54 60 .474
Pittsrgh ........51 58 .460
New York.... 47 6 .416
St. Louis. . . .......45 60 .318

GB
2%
7
14
16
1%
9%
13%
14

WEST
San Francisco .................67 47
Cincinnati.....................6 6 47
Los Angeles ... 65 4
San Diego ....1.... 7 56
Atlanta .. . . ... . 53 60
Houston .......................52 60

.588
.504
.575
.504
.469
.464

Corcoran's heroics made a winner
out of the Tigers' latest rookie sen-
sation, Kip Young, for the fourth time in
as many starts.
Young, ace of the Evansville Triplets
three weeks ago, has emerged as the
stopper on the Tiger staff with four con-
secutive complete games.
In addition, Young, now 4-1, firmly
established himself as the official
darling of the Detroit fans. The crowd
of 30,515, most of whom were originally
expecting to see disabled Mark Fidrych
on the mound, began the "We want
Kip" chant after the Rangers went
down in the ninth. And Young, who was
working on a no-hitter through 51% in-
nings, was more than happy to oblige.
THE CURTAIN call certainly
wouldn't have been necessary if it were
not for the Tigers' four run eighth in-
ning.
Clinging to a slim 2-1 margin, Texas
manager Billy Hunter began the eighth
by inserting Umbarger in place of star-
ter Fergie Jenkins. Jenkins was tough
throughout his seven innings on the
mound, giving up seven singles, but the
Tigers got right at Umbarger.
DH Rusty Staub led off with a double
and went to third on Jason Thompson's
single to left. Umbarger then set the
stage for-Corcoran by issuing a base on
balls toSteve Kemp.
Corcoran's homer erased the Ranger

eaLured as patcing s ue eween Young
and Jenkins.
The Tigers broke a scoreless
deadlock in the fifth inning with a lone
run, but, with three hits plus a walk the
Tigers had an opportunity to plow the
game open. Corcoran led off with a
drive that rightfielder Bobby Bonds lost
in the lights, good for a single. Phil
Mankowski followed suit with a sharp
single tocenter, putting runners on first
and second.
AN UNSUCCESSFUL sacrifice bunt
forced Corcoran at third for the first
out. Ron LeFlore followed by drilling a
sure doubleplay ball at Bump Will, but
the second baseman bobbled it and had
to settle for a force at second. Finally
Lou Whitaker came through with a
solid single to give Young a brief 1-0
lead.
Jenkins then walked Staub to load the
bases for Thompson, but ground out to
first ended the threat.
YOUNG LOST both the no-hit and
shutout bids in the sixth. A clean single
to rightcenter by Toby Harrah got
things started. Then Young uncorked a
wild one in the direction of first base,
allowing Hargrove to take third. A long
sacrifice fly by Mike Hargrove made it
a 1-1 game.
The Rangers' other run came in the
eighth, on another Hargrove sacrifice
fly. Singles by Juan Beniquez and
Harrah set up the opportunity.

Yesterday's Results
Chicago 3Pittsrgh 2
Hstonn6, SanFrancisco 5
Cincinnati10, Atlanta 0
Today's Games
Pittsburgh (Blyleven, 9-7) at Philadelphia (Carl-
ton, 10-11), 7:35 p.m.
Cincinnati (LaCoss, 3-1) at San Diego (Jones,
9-10), 10 p.m.
San Francisco (Blue, 16-4) at Los Angeles (Welch,
3-0), 10:30p.m.
Only games scheduled

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