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Page 18-Thursday, May 18, 1978-The Michigan Daily
BONDS, NOR T H, MAY CHANGE TEAMS

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Baseball contenders swap stars
*^"*Ass"chg otiAiCPresN king Hank Aaron after the 1974 season, rewers from 1970 through 1974. His
RLINGTON, Texas-Neither Bobby was reacquired by the Brewers y best season was 1973, when he hit .303
nds of the Chicago White Sox nor LOS ANGELES-The Dodgers, trail- yday.with 26 homers, 93 runs batted in and
audel Washington of he Texas ing in the National League West THE BREWERS said they have ob- 189 hits, a team record for one season.
ngers were pleasedto hear they had division race, have added another ex- tained May, 34, from the Texas Cecil Cooper bettered that mark with
g e rged pleae tod her n the perienced player. And the A's, front- Rangers for a player to be named later. 193 hits in 1977. May also holds the
en exchanged a trade between the runners in the American League West, He has been on the Rangers' disabled Brewer record for longest hitting streak,
I wAmerican League clubs yesterday. got a promising younger player in the list with a sore shoulder, but has 24 games in1973.
Chicago Tuesday night "I was trade that sent Bill North to Los recovered, the Brewers said. He went to Texas from Atlanta in
ing to stay. I just paid two months Angeles and Glenn Burke to Oakland. May previously played for the 1976. He has continued to live off-season
.in to stay tmpat wo m ont WE'VE TRADED youth for an here.

r e« L ly apa uen anu my urnuure
is on the way. I don't even know where
Texas is in the standings."
WASHINGTON, AN outfielder,
trooped to the clubhouse in Arlington
Stadium with Ranger majority owner
Brad Corbett Tuesday night as Texas
was losing to Milwaukee.
"He agked me if I wanted to go to
Chicago," Washington said. "I told him
I didn't."
It didn't matter. The deal, announced
late Tuesday, sent Washington, out-
fielder Rusty Torres and a -minor
league player to be named later to
Chicago in exchange for Bonds, who
was unsigned at Chicago and will
become a free agent next year. He
could then sell his talents to the highest
bidder.
"WE'RE GETTING a 32-year-old
superstar and giving up a 23-year-old
budding star," Corbett said. "We
honestly feel Bonds is one of the four or
five best playes in baseball today. And
Claudell Washington will be a great
player"
Washington, labeled "untouchable"
by Manager Billy Hunter just last year,
never got going this season. He
sprained his ankle during the winter
playing basketball and still isn't 100
percent. While he struggled, John
Lowenstein got hot at the plate and
Richie Zisk played well in the field.
* * *

established player," Dodgers Vice
President Al Campanis said of
Tuesday's trade of outfielders. "Bill
has shown us he is an outstanding
player. He'll help us out on overall
balance of our baliclub.
"He's a big plus in that he's a switch
hitter," Campanis continued ."We're
happy to have obtained a player of his
caliber."
The 29-year-old North and Burke, 25,
both have been used sparingly this
year. Each has a .239 batting average
for the season. -
THE SENIOR member of the A's and
the last link to Oakland's consecutive
World Series champions of 1972-74, Nor-
th was playing out his option. He was a
six-year A's veteran and had a .285
average for the past five years.
He was hurt most of last season,
playing in just 56 games and hiting .261.
He has stole 241 bases in his career, and
led the league in 1976 with 75 thefts.
A's owner Charles O. Finley kept
North out of the A's lineup for most of
this season, saying he directed the out-
fielder be used sparingly because he
was playing out his option.
* * *
May goes home
MILWAUKEE - Outfielder Dave
May, a .252 lifetime hitter whom the
Milwaukee Brewers traded to the
Atlanta Braves for all-time home run

Ne tters aim forith;.
S a uflrqu es tion able,
By DAVE RENBARGER
The three-day meet to determine the men's Big Ten tennis champion
gets underway in West Lafayette today, with the Michigan netters aiming to
extend a ten-year old winning streak and snap a week-long losing spree at
the same time.
Winning this tourney has been an annual event for coach Brian Eisner,
who has racked up ten conference championships in as many years on the
job.
But this year, Eisner and his troops are facing two stumbling blocks,
before laying claim trophy number 11.
In the first place, the talented Wisconsin Badgers, early-season
conquerers of Michigan, loom as the toughest Big Ten challenger in years.
And then there's the questionable status of hard-hitting fourth-singles
player Jud Shaufler. The rangy Shaufler has an injured lower and did not
accompany the team on its recent, four-match trip to Texas. While in the
r Southwest, the Wolverines suffered four setbacks, all to nationally-ranked
teams.
"He rested it all last week, but it is certainly not completely healed yet,"
said Eisner. "I'm just going to have to wait and see how hard he can go"
The meet shapes up as a two-team affair, with Wisconsin and Michigan
in a class by themselves. The Badgers posted a flawless 9-0 season mark
against conference foes, while handing the Wolverines their one setback, 5-4,
« in Madison April 16.
By virtue of that triumph, Wisconsin, with the best record in this section
of the nation, will send its entire team to the NCAA Championships next
week in Athens, Ga. Several individuals on the Michigan team, most notably
first singles Jeff Etterbeek, are also likely to qualify for the nationals.
Eisner is looking for a bit of revenge in this weekend, blaming Wiscon-
sin's slow courts for the earlier defeat.
"We're very capable of winning it," he said. "We feel very positive. Our
people feel that we're definitely top ten material, and we're ready to show
that to Wisconsin and the rest of the Big Ten,"
The Wolverines, however, did not fare so well on last week's Texas
swing, pitted against number three Houston, four Pan American, eight
Southern Methodist and tenth Trinity. Eisner racquetmen dropped the first
§ three contest 6-3, before losing to Trinity 7-2.
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