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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, June 1, 1978-Page 15

YANK OWNER PROMISES CONTRACT FIGHT
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Steinbrenner vs. players
DALLAS (AP) - Owner George tor of the Major League Players aggressive, young owners in the game
Steinbrenner of the New York Yankees Association. "He is a brilliant man. But now and they are not going to be content
called for a broad restructuring of next year we will meet him head on. with standing aside while their business
baseball yesterday and threw down the "He will find himself in the toughest goes down the economic drain."
gauntlet to the players association. negotiations he's ever seen. This time He declined to specify the owners,
"In our negotiations on the players he'll know he's been in a ball game." other than himself.
agreement two years ago, we (the Steinbrenner, the millionaire ship- Steinbrenner outlined the following
owners) were like David without a sling builder who bought the controlling in- changes which he foresees:
shot," the Yankee executive said in a terest in the Yankees in 1973, said he -A REDUCTION of the com-
luncheon address to the Associated was appalled at the lack of interest missioner's powers with greater input
Press Sports Editors convention. shown by owners, who left the conduct by the owners. "We must quit viewing
"MARVIN MILLER took, took, took. of their enterprises to general the commissioner's office as a holier
"I have a lot of respect for Miller," he managers. than thou scripture and let it sit in
added, referring to the executive direc-, "THERE ARE a group of new, judgtnent on all of our affairs. The
owners must get involved. They must
go out and do things for themselves."
DA ILYA-STRONGER LABOR negotiations.
Apo f the D"We can not run away from this issue
this time as we did before. In my
business, I have labor negotiations with
Wolverine nine voted fifth 18 organizations. We have to be tough."
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP)-Southern California enters the College World -LEVELING OFF of the free agen-
Series this weekend as the country's top-ranked team, according to the final cy. "We can't stick our heads in the
"Collegiate Baseball" newspaper poll of the season. Michigan is ranked sand and think it will go away. It is the
fifth. law. We should have done something
The poll gave Southern Cal 493 of a possible 500 points for its 49-9 years ago. I personally think that there
record. Sports writers, coaches and college sports information directors will be less men becoming free agents
vote in the bi-weekly poll. next year. The system promotes long
Arizona State is second with 490 points, followed by Oral Roberts, term contracts. I'm not sure that is
Miami, Fla., Michigan, Baylor, North Carolina, Memphis Stae, Arizona and good or bad. Some will be selfish but I
St. Johns, N.Y. think most players will continue to try
From the top 10, all but Memphis State and Arizona are in the college to do a good job."
World Series, which starts at Omaha, Neb.,.this weekend.
World Cup action today -A REALISTIC approach to
escalating salaries. "There are a lot of
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP)-Helmut Schoen, veteran coach of superstars who deserve what they're
defending champion West Germany, pleaded for attacking soccer yesterday getting and I don't begrudge them that,
as 16national teams prepared tokick off the World Cup. knowing my kids are paying money to
"The teams in this tournament have to be careful not to adopt an over- see a rock singer making $200,000 for ana
defensive style," Schoen said. "It could ruin the game once and for all." appearance. But when an ordinary ball
West Germany opens the action against Poland in Buenos.Aires' River players starts getting a superstar
Plate Stadium today. salary, it hurts the game. We must
The finals will be played in Rosario, Argentina, where the stadium is redress this without being guilty of
being readied for play. A deep ditch, which will be filled with water, has been restraint of trade."

AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST W L Pct. GB
Boston ................ 34 15 .694 -
New York ............. 29 16 .644 3
Detroit ................ 25 20 .556 7
Milwaukee ............ 23 21 .523 8%
Baltimore ............. 22 25 .468 11
Cleveland............21 24 .467 11
Toronto ............... 16 31 .340 17
WEST
Oakland ............... 27 20 .574 -
Kansas City ........... 24 19 .558 1
California ............. 25 20 .556 1
Texas ................. 23 22 .511 3
Minnesota............19 28 .404 8
Chicago ............... 16 28 .364 9
Seattle ................ 17 32 .347 11
Last night's results not included
Today's Games
Baltimore (Palmer 6-4) at New York
(Beattie 2-0)
Milwaukee (Sorenson 6-3) at Detroit
(Slaton 4-2), n
Seattle (McLaughlin 0-2) at Kansas
City (Splittorff 5-4), n
Minnesota (Goltz-l-3) at Texas (Alex-
ander 4-3), n
NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST W L Pct. GB
Chicago.............. 24 19 .558 -
Philadelphia ..........22 20 .524 11/2
Montreal.............24 22 .522 1%
New York............23 26 .469 4
Pittsburgh.............20 25 .444 5
St. Louis............. 17 31 .354 91
WEST
San Francisco ......... 30 15 .667 -
Cincinnati............29 19 .604 2
Los Angeles ........... 27 19 .587 3
San Diego............20 26 .435 10
Houston...............19 25 .432 10
Atlanta ................ 18 26 .409 11
Last night's results not included
Today's Games
No games scheduled

constructed separating the fans from the players.
Argentina, Brazil and West Germany are considered the favorites to win.
Texas-El Paso NCAA track fav
EUGENE, Ore. (AP)-Sure, Texas-El Paso has enormous depth, it
won the indoor championship for the fourth time in the past five years last
March and it is the favorite. But don't count the University of Southern
California out of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
The Trojans have won 26 outdoor titles in the meet's 56-year history.
However, in the three-day meet, which begins today at the University of
Oregon, the Trojans are severely outmanned.
But despite the lack of depth, they could upset Texas-El Paso's bid for a
second NCAA outdoor championship.
Bowman, Canadiens to meet
NEW YORK (AP)-Scotty Bowman, coach of the Stanley Cup national
Montreal Canadiens, said yesterday that he would meet with officials of the
NHL team next week to discuss his contract.
Bowman, who led the Canadiens to a third straight NHL championship,
has been mentioned as a possible candidate for either the coach or general
manager's jobs with the New York Rangers.
Since joining the Canadiens in 1973, Bowman has worked on a series of
one-year contracts and there were reports that he would seek more security
in his new agreement.
But he expressed satisfaction with his situation in Montreal, saying
"there are plenty of advantages for us there. We are from the area and we
have a young family. Factors like that weigh heavily sometimes in
professional sports."
The Ann Arbor Film Coopertive Thursday.,
presents at AUD A THE GODFATHER June 1
(Francis Ford Coppola, 1972) 6:30 & 9:30-AUD A
"This film is about an empire run from a dark suburban palace . It plays
havoc with the emotions, as the sweet things in life--marriage, baptisms,
family feasts-become an inextricable part of the bockgro nd for murders
by shotgun, garrote, machine-gun and booby-trapped car. It is also more
than-o little disturbing to realize that the characters who are so moving one
minute are likely, in another, to be blowing out the brains of one another.
it's nothing personal. Just business."-Vincent Canby. Al Pacino, MarIon
Brando, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton.
TOMORROW: Chaplin's "THE KID" and "THE CIRCUS"

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