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Page 16-Saturday, June 17, 1978-The Michigan Daily
Birdie gives orth lead

DENVER (AP )Large, laconic
Andy North scored a rare birdie on the
final hole for a 1-under-par 70 that gave
him a 2-stroke lead yesterday in the
second round of the 78th U.S. Open Golf
North, 6-foot-4, quiet and easy-going,
composed a 36-hole total of 140, 2 shots
under par on the frustratingly difficult,
7,083-yard Cherry Hills Cpuntry Club
HE WAS THE only man able to break

par for two trips through the swirling
breezes, deep, difficult rough and rock-
hard greens. But lurking just behind
him were two of golf's greatest perfor-
Tied for second at 142-even
par-were mighty Jack Nicklaus,
dedicated little Gary Player and big
J.C. Snead.
North's 30-foot putt on the 18th drew a
happy, amazed roar from the huge
gallery and produced only the second

birdie of the day and fourth of the tour-
nament on that 480 yard, water-
guarded par-4 hole. That hole has
proved to be the most difficult on the
mountain-ringed course.
"I got past 17 alive and made birdie
on 18 to finish," he shrugged. "I'm just
trying as hard as I can.
"THIS IS THE kind of golf course
where you can and be grateful for
whatever you get," said North, winner
of only one title in his six years on the
PGA Tour. That came last year in the
Westchester Classic. Although he
hasn't won this season,. he's collected
almost $100,000 in Tour earnings and
ranks 10th on the money-winning list.
Nicklaus, winner of a record 14 major
professional championships and gun-
ning for a record-matching fourth
American national title, birdied three
holes ina row on the way to a69.
"Antime you're even par after two
rounds of the U.S. Open, you're not in
bad shape," observed Nicklaus.

Player, winner of the Masters and
two other American titles this year and
enjoying his best season ever in this
country, fought his way to another
round of par 71.
"I'd RATHER have this champion-
ship now than 15 others-no matter
where they may be in the world," said
Player, who needs to win another U.S.
Open to complete a two-time sweep of
all the world's major titles, a feat ac-
complished only by Nicklaus.
Snead, a 36-year-old nephew of Hall of
Famer Sam Snead, had the lead alone a
couple of times on the hot, sunny day,
but bogeyed three of the last five holes.
"It'll nearlydrive you crazytrying to
figure out what club to use on this cour-
se," said Snead, who is a houseguest of
Dave Hill, the controversial man who
was runner-up in the 1970 U.S. Open.
Y"Dave told me he'd kick me in the
butt if I didn't break par todiay. Iguess
that's why I was choking coming in,"
drawled Snead.

sports of the DAILY
By The Associated Press
Lee takes a hike
BOSTON-Veteran southpaw Bill Lee cleaned out his locker yesterday
in an apparent walkout on the Boston Red Sox over the sale of outfielder
Bernie Carbo to the Cleveland Indians.
Lee che ked into the Boston clubhouse long before teammates were
scheduled to arrive and took all his personal belongings.
The 31-year-old left-hander was apparently distrubed by the sale of Car-
bo, a close friend, to Cleveland just before the trading deadline Thursday
midnight. Before going to Fenway Park, Lee attended a cooking demon-
stration in a household department at a downtown department store,
arriving 20 minutes late.
Observers said that when Lee was handed a Boston newspaper he tore
out the sports page, rolled it up and threw it away. However, he laughed and
seemed jovial.
Then, in response to a question, he said:
"Bill Lee, formerly of the RedSox . . . Bill Lee, formerly of the Red Sox."
Lee was not available for comment but his wife, Donna, said in a tele-
phone interview that he had left home.
"He said it was silly to get rid of Carbo because the Red Sox need a left-
handed hitter like him in this ballpark," Mrs. Lee said. "He said he was
going up to Alligash to get away from everything."
Lee, who has a 7-3 record, with -one shutout and a 2.82 earned run
average this year, had been scratched Friday as the Red Sox probably pit-
cher against Seattle. He received a cortisone injection Tuesday night to
relieve arm problems.
* * * *
Trade round up
A flurry of activity spiced the hours before major league baseball's
trading deadline Wednesday night but no major players changed uniforms.
A year ago, heavyweights like Tom Seaver, Dave Kingman and Bake
McBride were traded on the final night before the deadline. But this time,
the last-minute deals involved no stars.
The best names to be dealt were outfiedlers Gary Thomasson and Bernie
Carbo, pitcher Dick Ruthven and infielder Roger Metzger.
The New York Yankees acquired Thomasson, a left-handed hitting out-
fielder, from Oakland in exchange for infielde Mickey Klutts, outfielder Dell
Alston and cash. Carbo was purchased by Cleveland from Hoston.
Philadelphia got Ruthven from Atlanta in exchange for reliever Gene Gar-
ber and cash and San Francisco got Metzger from Houston for future con-
In other deals, Cleveland sent outfielder Mike Vail to the Chicago Cubs
for outfielder Joe Wallis and then swapped Wallis to Oakland for catcher
Gary Alexander. Besides Metzger, the Giants acquired outfielder Jim
Dwyer from St. Louis, completing an earlier deal, and picked up outfielder
Hector "Heity" Cruz from the Cubs in exchange for pitcher -Lynn
Thomasson was the second lefthanded hitting outfielder to be obtained
by the Yankees in two days. On Tuesday, New York sent reliever Rawly
Eastwick to Philadelphia for outfielder Jay Johnstone and a minor league
prospect, outfielder Bobby Brown.
The acquisition of Eastwick for their bullpen permitted the Phillies to
send Garber to Atlanta in the deal for Ruthven.
"It was one of the toughest decisions I've had to make in a deal," said
Philadelphia General Manager Paul Owens. "But they insisted on Garber.
We were confronted with either giving them Garber or not making the deal
at all."
Thomasson and Alexander were two of the seven players Oakland
acquired in the spring training trade that sent Vida Blue to San Francisco. In
exchange for them, Finley obtained Klutts, a promising infielder who once
was expected to be the Yankee shortstop, amd Alston, who had split the last'
two seasons between New York and the minors, and Wallis, a spare out-
fielder, who was hitting .309as a part-time player with Chicago.

i*y** **Ary** * * **** **** ** *

CINCINNATI (AP)-Cincinnati's
Tom Seaver, who has collected five one-
hitters in his illustrious 11-year career,
pitched his first no-hitter last night-a
4-0 triumph over the St. Louis Car-
dinals-just a year and a day after
being acquired by the Reds.
The 33-year-old right-hander, who
struggled through an uncharac-
teristically poor start this season, won
his seventh in a row and raised his
record to 8-4. His is the first no-hitter
for Cincinnati since Jim Maloney

achieved the feat in 1969,
It was the second no-hitter of the
baseball season. The Cardinals' Bob
Forsch no-hit Philadelphia on April 16.
Seaver struck out two, walked three,
allowed nine fly balls and only allowed
St. Louis baserunners in the second and
ninth innings.
The Cardinals' Jerry Morales had the
closest chance for a hit leading off the
eighth, but third baseman Ray
Knight-a defensive replacement for
Pete Rose-gloved the infield chopper
and nipped Morales at first.


Friday gamesnot included
w L Pct. Gl
Boston ........................ 43 19 .694 -
New York .............. 36 24 .600 6
Baltimore .........35 26 .574 7's
Milwaukee . ...........34 26 .567 8
Detroit ....................... 31 28 .525 1011
Cleveland .....................26 31 .456 1442
Toronto ....... .....19 40 .322 2212
ansas City. .. . 1 27 .534 -
Oakland . . ............32- 30 .516 1
California .....................31 '30 .508 1
Texas .........................30 29 .508 11!
Chicago .. ... .25 30 .492 241
Minnesota . . . . 24 35 .407 7'
Seattle . . .............19' 45 .297 15
Saturday's Games
Milwaukee (Replogle 3-1) at Cleveland (Waits
Seattle (Colborn 1-5) at Boston (Lee 7-3)
Detroit (Wilcos 4-4) at Minnesota (Go1tz 3-4)
Kansas City (Gale6-1) at Chicago (Kravec5-4)
Oakland (Morgan 0-1) at Baltimore (Flanagan
California (Ryan 3-6 or Aase 2-3) at New York
(Guidry 1"-),n
Toronto (Clancy4-5) atTexas (Jenkins6-3).
yesterday's Results
Toronto S,.Texas33<st game)
Baltimore6, OaklandS0
Boston 6. Seattle 3
Milwaukee H. Cleveland 6

Friday games not included
W L Pet. GB
Chicago ............... 33 24 .579 -
Philadelphia .................. 30 26 .536 2s
Montreal.............32 30 .516 3'4
Pittsburgh ........26 31 .456 7
New York. . . .2.9..' 8 35 .444 8
St. Louis....................... 23 40 .365 13
San Francisco......... 38 21 .644 -
Cincinnati.....................37 25 .s7 214
Lou Angeles . ...........34 27 .557 5
Houston..... .....20 31 .456 11
San Diego ............ 27 34 .443 12
Atlanta ........................24 34 .414 131,J
Saturday's Games
St. Louis (vuckovich 3-4) atCincinnati (Hume 2-6)
New York (Zachry 7-2) at San Francisco
(Knepper 8-3)
Pittsburgh (Candelaria 5-6) at Atlanta (M. Mahler
Chicago (R. Reusche 0-4) at Houston (Andujar
3-4) n
Montreal (May 6-6) at Los Angeles (Hooton 5-5),n
Philadelphia (Lonberg 5-4) at San Diego
(Owchinko 3-6),n
Yesterday's Results
Cincinnati4. St. Louis0
Pittsburgh9 .Atlanta 4

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