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The Michigan Doily-Tuesday, July 11, 1978--Page 15
Aging Brock bitter on Card bench
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Less than a year force to the offense of the St. Louis Car- of the starting lineup during 15 of St. Boyer has juggled the lineup even
since he inscribed his name in the dinals. And without him the Cardinals Louis' last 17 games. more, alternating George Hendrick and
record book, Lou Brock's career has are not winning. "It's a helpless feeling, sitting on the Jerry Humphrey in left.
reached the crisis stage. bench. I just want to be out there where "They say it's not personal, but it has
The once-irrepressible speedster "WHAT HURTS the most is that I can do us some good and help us get to be,' Brock says of his awkward
wh rehedsi blerspdtrstarted. I'm just going to have to sit it status. "I've been through this kind of a
who reached his 39th birthday three we're losing and I can't do anything ouIgesanstyrd."lmpbfeutIc'tescn-
weeks ago, is no longer the generating about it," says Hrock, who has been out out, I guess, and stay ready." slump before, but I can't be second-
wees ao, s n lnge th geertin abut tsay Brckwh ha ben Iot Hrock, whose 913 stolen bases rank guessing the manager. It's his respon-
him as baseball's best, began the sibility, not mine."
season with 2,834 lifetime hits and He accepts his position with
bright hopes for reaching 3,000. But a equanimity for the most part, however,
or r irstc f t e staggering slump has seriously im- and says he will return to play out his
peded his progress He had a 328 bat- two-year contract in 1979 regardless of

Bucyk hangs up skates
BOSTON (AP) - Veteran wing Johnny Bucyk, the fourth leading scorer
in NHL history, is ending his 23-year career but will remain with the Boston
Bruins in a non-playing capacity.
Bucyk, 43, played 23 NHL seasons, 21 with Boston. He is second on the
all-time list to Gordie Howe, who played 25 seasons in the NHL before
moving to the WHA.
Bucyk began his playing career in 1955 with the Detroit Red Wings. He
was traded to the Bruins for goalie Terry Sawchuk in June 1957.
He finished with 556 goals, 545 for the Bruins. Bucyk also scored 41
playoff goals - 40 for Boston - but did not play in the Bruins' Stanley Cup
final series this year against the victorious Montreal Canadiens.
Bucyk scored five goals and had 13 assists last season. It was the first
time he had scored fewer than 20 goals since 1966-67.
On the all-time scoring list, Bucyk ranks behind Howe, Bobby Hull and
Phil Esposito.
Hondo not in line
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Owner Irv Levin of the new NBA team in San Diego
said yesterday that neither Bill Sharman nor John Havlicek is his choice as
head coach.
"I have a first choice in mind," said Levin, "and I've already been in
touch with him. I can tell you only that the man I want is a winner, a very
competitive, well organized, proven coach."
Havlicek was quoted over the weekend as saying he wants to stay in
Boston and work in broadcasting.

Ycuc ILOYav jica . ac au .vCvU t
ting average on May 3. Since then he
has managed just 18 hits in 125 at-bats
and has plummeted to .206.
MANAGER Ken Boyer, Brock's
teammate on St. Louis' World Series
team in 1964, benched him in mid-June,
shifting catcher Ted Simmone for a
time to Brock's left field spot. Recently,

what happens the rest of this season.
Brock's hit total, now stationary at
2,872, leaves him a tantalizing 128 shy of
3,000 hits. "It has to be taken in its
proper perspective," Brock says.
"There's still a short list of players who
are in the 2,900 club. Sure, I said I wan-
ted 3,000 hits, but it may not be possible

Hieks likes contract,
pens into Lion's den
PONTIAC (AP) - Michigan's
Dwight Hicks was one of two draft
choices to come to contract terms
yesterday with the Detroit Lions, a
spokesman for the NFL club said.
Hicks was the Lions No. 6 pick in the
college draft.
Also coming to terms yesterday was
No. 5 pick Amos Fowler, an offensive
guard from Southern Mississippi, team
spokesmen Brian Muir said.
Talks continue with Luther Bradley,
the Notre Dame defensive back who
was the Lions' top draft choice. Bradley
is the only remaining player among the
15 draftees who has not signed a con-
tract as the Lion rookies prepare to
Dwight flicks open training camp this week.

G AB R H Pct.
CarewMin......75 284 47 99 .349
Lynn Bon ........75 278 42 92 .331
Cubbage Min ....65 200 22 65 .325
Rice Bon ....83 347 62 112 .323
Lezcano Mi .71 232 : 38 74 .319
GBrett KC.......69 276 41 88 .319
Whitaker Det ....71 239 33 76 .318
Sundberg Tex.....78 270 26 84 .311
RoJackson Cl ....68 238 31 74 .311
Pinielia NY ......60 213 28 66 .310
Home Runs
Rice, Boston, 23; Baylor, California, 21;
JThompson, Detroit, 19; Hisle,
Milwaukee, 19; EMurray, Baltimore,
17; GAlexandr, Cleveland, 17;
GThomas, Milwaukee, 17.
G AB R H Pct.
Burroughs Atl ..79 259 36 84 .324
Parker Pg .......91 283 42 89 .314
Madlock SF ......61 226 36 71 .314
Simmons StL ....86 296 43 92 .311
Clark SF .........83 314 53 97 .309
EValntine Mtl ...82 309 37 96 .307
Puhl Htn .........75 310 42 95 .306
Griffey Cin .....86 347 50 106 .305
RomeCin.....85 360 60 109 .303
Foster Cin...8.... 85334 51 101 .302
Home Runs
Lusinski, Philadelphia, 21; Foster, Cin-
cinnati, 18; Kingman, 16; Winfield, San
Diego, 16~8 l i, uFeaso,j:! r _;


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