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June 07, 1978 - Image 16

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Page 16-Wednesdky, June7, 1976-The Michigan Daily
It was a night of tough pitching
around the major league ballparks last
night, as some old men and some young
men baffled their opponents.
In Texas, veteran Ferguson Jenkins
pitched a four-hitter and Bobby Bonds
smashed a home run as the Rangers
dropped the Kansas City Royals, 2-1.
Then, besides Brewer Lary Soren-
sen's complete-game victory over the
Tigers (see story same page), Fran-
cisco Barrios mastered the Cleveland Q
Indians, 3-0. The White Sox' rightly
scattered seven hits and walked three
in raising his record to 4-5.
Over in the National League, Pit-
tsburgh's Jim Bibby, making only his
second start for the Bucs, spaced six
hits over seven innings and rode the hit-
ting of Dave Parker to a 4-2 victory over
the Atlanta Braves.x
And in Montreal, the Expos and the
Padres entertained the fans with infield AP Photo
practice with an invisible ball while
waiting out a power failure in ST. LOUIS CARDINAL Lou Brock steals third base during the first inning of last night's encounter with the Cincinnati
Exhibition Stadium. The game was Reds. Perhaps Brock took advantage of the opportunity to discuss with Pete Rose his chances of cracking the 3,000 hit
suspended in the sixth inning and will barrier that Rose himself broke in April. Brockis closer to the 3,000 hit plateau than any other active major leaguer.
be resumed today.

sports of the DAILY
Blue batsmen honored
ANN ARBOR-Michigan's baseball team returned home yesterday
after finishing fifth in the College World Series at Omaha and named Rick
Leach and Steve Howe co-Most Valuable Players.
Leach, a junior centerfielder from Flint, p1atted .404 for the season.
Howe, a lefthanded pitcher from Clarkston, set a school record with 11 wins
and finished the season with a 1.74 earned run average.
The team also named Vic Ray, a sophomore leftfielder from West
Bloomfield, as Most Improved Player. Ray hit two home runs in the College
World Series-his only homers of the series-and finished with a .278 batting
The Wolverines compiled a 30-17 reason record this year.
* * *
Lindsay top exec
ST. LOUIS-The Sporting News has named Ted Lindsay, general
manager of the Detroit Red Wings, as the 1977-78 NHL Executive of the
Lindsay, 52, took over as general manager of the stumbling Red Wings
March 6, 1977, after the team finished with the worst record, 16-55-9, in the
This past season, the Red Wings made a comeback, gaining a berth in
the Stanley Cup playoffs before being eliminated by the champion Montreal
Canadiens in the quarter-finals.
Lindsay was selected for the honor ina roll of NHL executives.
* * *
Jenner joins NBC
NEW YORK-NBC Sports announced yesterday that it has signed
Olympic decathlon champion Bruce Jenner to a long-term contract, effec-
tive Nov. 1.
Jenner was hired as an 'all-around on-screen personality," according to
an NBC press releases. Terms and length of the contract were not announ-
"We are delighted that Bruce Jenner is joining in this exciting period of'
growth by NBC Sports," said Chet Simmons, president of NBC Sports. "His
personality and talents will be utilized ina number of important assignmen-
ts, including NBC's exclusive telecasts of the 1980 Olympic Games from
Moscow, the Olympis Trials and the Sunday series 'SportsWorld.
Jenner had joined ABC Television after the Olympics as a sports com-
mentator, appearing on "The Superstars;" among other shows.

Former 'M' hurler,
stymies Tigers, 5-1

Thomas belted a two-run homer and
Paul Molitor hit a bases-empty shot to
back Lary Sorensen's nine-hit pitching,
leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-1
victory over the Detroit Tigers last
Singles by Molitor and Robin Yount
and a bloop single by Cecil Cooper. and
Larry Hisle's double-play grouner gave
the Brewers a 2-0 lead against loser
Milt Wilcox, 4-3, in the first inning.
MOLITOR'S fifth homer leading off
the third made it 3-0.
The Tigers scored in the sixth as Lou
Whitaker singled, took second on a
fielder's choice and raced home on a
single by Jason Thompson.
However, Wilcox walked Ben Oglivie
and Thomas followed with his 11th
homer in the Milwaukee half as the

Brewers made it 5-1.
Sorensen, 7-4, pitched his seventh
complete game in a row, trying a
Brewer record set last season by Jerry
iM Softball
Second-round 'A' playoffs
DAILY LIBELS 10, Honeydippers 8
in a heiicopter-delayed game.
Miiwaukees, Detroit I
Texas 2, Kansas City I
Phiiadeiphia 7.San Francisco6
Pittsburgh 4, Atlanta 2
Chicago9, Houston5
Los Angeles 8.New York 2
St. Louis 4, Cincinnati1
The basketball.
Take a good look at it-it's one of the
last times you'll see it for a few months,
at least in the hands of an NBA player.
Yes, the NBA season is slowly coming
to a merciful end, as the Washington
Bullets and the Seattle SuperSonics are
set to battle it out tonight in Game
Seven of the best-of-seven NBA cham-
pionship series.
The Sonics will have the home-court
advantage for the decisive game, which
will be televised beginning at 9 p.m. For
a story on the game, see page 14.

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