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Page 16-Thursday, August 3, 1978-The Michigan Daily
MAJOR LEAGUE ROUNDUP

Brewer
By The AssocialedPress
BALTIMORE-Larry Hisle and Sal
Bando blasted home runs and Mike
Caldwell notched his second straight
victory as the Milwaukee Brewers took
a 5-3 decision over the Baltimore
Orioles last night.
Prior to the regularly scheduled
game, a two-out, 10th-inning single by
Mike Anderson gave the Orioles a 6-5
victory in the completion of a contest
suspended after nine innings by local
curfew Monday night.
Caldwell, 14-5, allowed solo homers to
Ken Singleton and Doug DeCinces,
before needing relief help in the ninth.
An unearned Baltimore run scored on a
Kuhn
lowe rs
boom
NEW YORK (AP)-Commissioner
Bowie Kuhn warned all American
League clubs yesterday not to make
public information on whether they
would be interested in acquiring New
York Yankee outfielder Reggie
Jackson on waivers.
KUHN, DISTURBED over published
reports revealing which clubs would be
interested in acquiring Jackson,
reminded the clubs that any player
placed on the waiver list comes under
the classification of confidential infor-
mation.
The Yankees placed Jackson on
waivers June 28 and was claimed by
Kansas City and Baltimore. After the
teams claimed him, the Yankees with-
drew Jackson from the list.

blasts sa

Ive split with 0's
Reed, who came on after Randy Lerch, to a 5-2 victory over the Kansas
6-6. Royals.

two-base throwing error by shortstop
Robin Yount. Lary Sorensen finished
up, gaining his first save.
In the suspended game Mike Ander-
son's two-out, single in the 10th inning
gave the Baltimore Orioles a 6-5 vic-
tory, scoring Lee May who had walked
and stolen second.
Reds 6, Braves 2
ATLANTA-Pete Rose doubled,
singled twice and hit a home run in his
first four times at-bats and Tom Seaver
hurled a three-hitter last night, leading
the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-2 triumph
over the Atlanta Braves.
Rose, whose National League record-
tying hitting streak ended at 44 games
against the Braves Tuesday night, led
off the game with a double. He then
singled home a run in the second and
led off the fourth with a single before
sending a drive over the right field fen-
ce in the sixth for his fifth homer of the
season.
Ken Griffey and Johnny Bench
walked in the first following Rose's
double and all three runners scored
when Dave Concepcion tripled, staking
Seaver, 11-9, to an early lead.
Phillies 8, Mets 6
PHILADELPHIA-Garry Maddox
drove in four runs, three with his ninth
home run that capped a five-run second
inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies
hung on to out-last the New York Mets
8-6 yesterday.
The Phillies gained an 8-0 lead in the
first five innings and escaped with the
victory despite a five-run rally by the
Mets in the eighth, featuring a hit bat-
sman, two stolen bases, a double, a
triple and Lee Mazzilli's. two-run
homer.
The Mets' rally came off reliever Ron

City

Indians 5, Royals 2
CLEVELAND-John Grubb smashed
a home run and Tom Veryzer added an
RBI double to highlighta four-run sixth
inning, boosting the Cleveland Indians

The Indians, who swept the three-
game series from the Western Division
leaders, trailed 2-0 after three innings.
Paul Reuschel, the third Indians pit-
cher, upped his record to 2-0. Leonard's
record fell to 12-13.

JET PROPULSION is nothing to the aerospace industry, but baseball was
introduced to it last night. New York Mets catcher John Stearns is shown in his
final engine burn before landing safely at home. Philadelphia catcher Bob Boone
was awaiting his arrival, but couldn't find the handle on the ball. Perhaps Stearns
had him all "spaced" out.

THE SPORTING VIEWS
By GARY KICINSKI
Summertime sports simmerings ...
Breaking my solemn vow that I'd never pay to see a soccer game (which I
consider to be the ultimate in somnolescent sports), I succumbed to the urgings
of three of my friends on a boring Sunday evening to travel to the Silverdome to
see professional soccer. After all, they said convincingly, it's their last home
game of the year.
Although the Detroit Express people have been very courteous to the Daily
in terms of press privileges, I paid my way into the game, seeing as how it was
such a spontaneous decision to go in the first place. It didn't bother me at first
that the cheapest seats available still cost $4, but when I arrived at my would-be
seat I found in its place a pile of dusty bolts and washers.
Forking over $4 was tough enough to swallow, I thought, but if they think
I'm going to construct my own seat too then they've been bouncing too many
balls off their heads.
But with plenty of empty seats around me, we chose to sit elsewhere instead
of putting up a beef....
THE SILVERDOME, which seats 80,000 plus, will be converted to the Mini-
dome suitable for Piston play with the pulling of a magic blue curtain come Oc-
tober. The Mini-dome will seat 22,000, but when Michigan and Notre Dame
square off in a March 4th college basketball game, the Pontiac palace will be
converted to the Mini-and-a-half Dome, capable of seating 55,000. Bring your
binocs. -.
AT LEAST THE Silverdome seats (when properly constructed) have some
room in front of them to put those seemingly unimportant items you always
take to sports events-like your legs. This is more than I can say for the par-
tially-renovated Tiger Stadium. The Tiger's new blue seats may be an inch
wider (17 instead of 16), but there is less space between the rows than you'd find
in the average shoe box. ..
YOU KNOW YOU'RE getting old when Charlie Sanders of the Lions is
retiring already and you're still checking the newspapers to see if made Rookie-
of-the-Year. . .
SO JOE DIMAGGIO'S 'unbreakable' record of hitting safely in 56 con-
secutive games is still-intact. But do you know anyone who was happy to see

Of seats and streaks...
. . . tampered and hampered
Pete Rose stopped at 44? It seemed as though everyone, including many
National Leaguers, was pulling for the little sparkplug to go all the way-and I
for one was sure if anyone could do it, Rose could.
You couldn't create a more ideal type of hitter to break Joe Dom's streak
than a Pete Rose-type ballplayer. Rose is a line drive hitter who can spray the
ball all over the field, and he's a good bunter and a tireless runner. Most impor-
tantly, Rose could cope with the pressure of cracking such a magnanimous
record. Indeed, Rose relished the attention, and the spectator ovations around
the league seemed to push him even harder.
No, it wasn't pressure that nipped Rose in the bud. Rose lined out twice in
his hitless game Tuesday night, once being robbed on a spectacular catch by
Brave hurler Larry McWilliams on a low liner through the box.
You've got to have a lot of luck to go with your talents in breaking almost
any kind of record, and that's one thing Rose lacked. Even in games where he
had already gotten a hit he was constantly having hits taken away from him on
outstanding defensive plays.
So now everyone's saying that Mr. Coffee's record will never be watered
down. But if you had to pick a candidate, who would it be? The name Rod Carew
pops into mind immediately, but Carew is known as a different type of streak
hitter. Sometimes he'll hit .450 one week and .180 the next.
Looking around the American League you might nominate some of the pure
hitters who always seem to hit .300-players like Lyman Bostock, Fred Lynn
and Al Oliver. Or how about the Tiger's own Lou Whitaker? Whitaker is a con-
sistent line drive hitter with good speed. Unlike teammate Ron LeFlore, who
did fashion a 30-game streak once, "Sweet Lou" has excellent bunting ability
and can always be counted on to get the bat on the ball.
Over in the Astro-Turf League, the favorites would have to be somebody
like the Giants' Bill Madlock, an underrated hitter despite having won two bat-
ting titles, or maybe speedsters Larry Bowa, Bill North or Cesar Cedeno. But
my pick would-be an up-and-coming superstar, Cardinal shortstop Garry Tem-
pleton. Having hit .291 and .322 his first two years in the majors, Templeton is a
proven consistent hitter (who like all the '78 Cardinals is having a tough
year-.250 average). He's a switch hitter with good speed and moderate bunting
ability.
Whether he posseses the proper mental attitude to be able to cope with that
type of pressurreemains to be seen. And whether Garry Templeton-or anyone
.else-has the right amount of good luck to break the record remains to be seen.

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