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Page 16-Friday, June 30, 1978-The Michigan Daily
NBA owners swap,
Braves move to coast

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Buffalo
Braves managing partner John Y.
Brown and Boston Celtics owner Irving
Levin agreed yesterday to swap owner-
ship of their basketball teams with the
Braves moving to San Diego.
"We've pretty much finalized an
agreement," said Brown. "We have a
tentative letter of intent. As far as I'm
concerned, we have a final deal subject
to a board of governors' approval."
A meeting of the NBA's Board of
Governors is scheduled in Chicago on
July 7. The Braves' move to San Diego
marks the return of an NBA franchise
to that city. The Houston Rockets were
moved from San Diego in 1971 after four
seasons.
According to Levin, the swap was a
straight trade with no cash involved.
Levin said he and his partner, Harold
Lipton, worked out the details of the
trade from their side.
"We've made a very fair agreement

with the Sports Arena in San Diego,"
said Levin, anticipating the move.
"That city is growing by leaps and
bounds and the enthusiasm is just
tremendous. I've talked with individual
members of the board of governors who
think this is an excellent move, both for
us and for Brown and his partner."
Brown would make no firm statement
as to the status of longtime Celtics
General Manager Red Auerbach.
"I'm anxious to see what he feels
needs to be done to build the Celtics
back into a winner," said Brown. "I
have the greatest respect for Red, but I
haven't had a chance to talk to him
about staying. I need to talk to him
soon."
The straight swap of teams is not un-
precedented in professional sports.
Carroll Rosenbloom swapped his
National r'ootball League Baltimore
Colts to Robert Irsay for the Los
Angeles Rams in 1972. Irsay purchased
the Rams and immediately made the
trade.

It feels like a tennis racket. APPht
(Sniff, sniff) . .. It smells like a tennis racket ... Tennis star Jimmy Connors
appears to be playing a mystery game with an instrument mysteriously placed
in his hand, but actually Connors is trying not to watcli a misplaced shot during
action at Wimbledon Wednesday. Connors recovered to beat Australia's Kim
Warwick in four sets, but yesterday's matches were postponed due to rain.

INDIANS COOK BENGALS, 6-3:
Alexander HR drops Tigers again
CLEVELAND (AP) - Hot-hitting Thornton's hit, which drove in Paul walked and Thornton followed with his Detroit scored an unearned run in the
Gary Alexander smashed a three-run Dade to break a 3-3 tie, gave relief pit- single. second when Mickey Stanley walked,
homer and Andy Thornton delivered an cher Jim Kern (6-3) the victory. Jack RICK MANNING then delivered an went to second on a passed ball and
eighth-inning RBI single-to power the Morris (1-3) had retired 13 straight In- RBI single off Steve Foucault, who scored on a single by Lance Parrish.
Cleveland Indians to a 6-3 victory over dians before walking Dade with one out walked Ted Cox and Jim Norris to force The Tigers added a run in the third on a
the Detroit Tigers yesterday. in the eighth. Johnny Grubb also in eleveland's final run. double by Ron LeFlore, a grounder that
Alexander, aquired from Oakland on sent him to third and Rusty Staub's
June 15th, has now hit 15 home runs, sacrifice fly.
five in the past nine games and three AFTER ALEXANDER'S homer put
against the Tigers this week. He has 17 the Indians on top in the third, the
RBI's over that span. Tigers tied it in the sixth when Stanley
His third-inning shot over the 395 foot singled, went to second on an error,
sign followed walks to Dade and Thor- reached third on a bunt and scored on a
nton and wiped out Detroit's 2-0 lead. single by Steve Dillard.

AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST
W L Pct. GB
Boston ................ 52 22 .702 -
Milwaukee-............43 31 .581 8
New York ............. 42 32 .568 9
Baltimore.............40 35 .533 12%
Detroit ................ 36 37 .493 15%/
Cleveland............34 39 .466 17i/
Toronto ............... 26 47 .356 25%
TWEST
Texas ................. 39 34 .534 -
Kansas Cjty ........... 38 34 .528 %/
California............37 36 .514 1 /
Oakland ............... 37 38 .493 3
Chicago ............... 34 39 .466 5
Minnesota............30 41 .423 8
Seattle ................ 26 50 .342 14 /
Yesterday's Results
Cleveland 6, Detroit 3
Oakland S, Texas 7 (10)
Boston 4. Baltimore 3
Today's Games
Boston (Tiant, 7-0)- at Baltimore (Flanagan,
u-5), n.
Cleveland (Wise, 5-0) atToronto (Moore,3-i), n.
Detroit (Baker1-i) at New York (Gullett, 3-0), n.
Chicago (Hinton,1-) atMinnesota (Jackson,1-),
A.
Texas (Matlack,6-8) at California (Aase,4-4).a.
Kansas Ciiy (Gale. 7-2) ai Oakland (Keough.
4-4), n.
Mlwaukee (Travers, 3-3) at Seattle (Parrott,
1-). n.

NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST
W L Pct. GB
Philadelphia .......... 39 30 .565 -
Chicago ............... 37 34 .521 3
Montreal..............37 37 .500 4
Pittsburgh ............ 35 37 .495 5
New York............32 45 .415 11
St. Louis ............... 29 47 .382 13
WEST
San Francisco ......... 47 27 .635 -
Cincinnati............44 30 .595 3
Los Angeles ........... 42 32 .574 5
San Diego..... ...... 36 39 .480 11%
Houston ............... 32 38 .457 13
Atlanta ................ 29 43 .402 17
Yesterday's Results
Philadelphia9, Chicago3
Pittsburgh 4, New York 3
Los Angeles 7, Atlanta 3
Today's Games
Philadelphia (Carlton, 8-7 and Christenson,
5-6) at Chicago (Krakow, 0-0 and McGlothen,
(1,;2.
Los Angeles (Joh, 8- and Rhoden, 6-4) at Cin-
cinnati (Moskau, 0-2 andSarmiento, 6-3). 2,n.
San Francisco (Montefusco, 7-2 and Halicki,
4-1) at Atlanta (Mahler, 1-4and Devine, 5-3), 2, n.
St. Louis (Forsch, 84)1at Montreal (Grimsley,
11-4), n.
New York (Espinosa, 6-7) a Pittsburgh (Robin
son, 4-2), n.
san Diego (shirley, 4-9) at Houston (Richard,
6-9), n.

AP Photo
TIGER BASE demon Rusty Staub flashes the correct way to use the bent-leg
slide while going down near second base in action from a game with the Cleveland
Indians. And who's that skinny little shortstop firing to first to complete the
doubleplay? None other than our old pal Tom Veryzer, who has not only lost
weight but also improved his batting average up to the .250 mark-but who needs
him, right Alan?

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