1'HE MI(:HIGAN DAILY
rriday, May 16, 1975
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Sports of the Daill M ob /s season
'M' cage recruiters visit Hubbard
Basketball coach Johnny Orr and his staff are presently
seeking to wind up their recruiting efforts by signing 6-7 Phil
Hubbard from Canton, Ohio.
Orr and assistant Jim Dutcher visited Hubbard in Canton
Wednesday. They say he is strongly considering Tennessee,
Ohio State, and Michigan.
Hubbard broke all of Nick Weatherspoon's (currently of
the NBA Washington Bullets) records at McKinley High. Ac-
cording to Bill Frieder, Michigan's head recruiter and as-
sistant coach, Hubbard could start right away for the Wol-
verines next year.
NOTE: If the Wolverines go overseas to play basketball this
summer, it will be to Cairo, Egypt. Arrangements will not be
complete until early June.
U.S. State Department vetoes baseball
ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Post-Dispatch said yesterday
that Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn tried for several
months to arrange a game between Cuban and U. S. all-stars in
Havana this spring.
But the slumping State Department told him he couldn't
do it "as long as Cuba remains a threat to the peace and
security of the hemisphere."
Comment: Kuhn did not check out this policy further by
asking about an all-star game between the major leagues and
the service academies. (Daily Staff)
ChiSox obtain obscure catcher
CHICAGO (A) - The Chicago White Sox obtained catcher
Jim Essian from the Atlanta Braves yesterday as part of the
transaction which sent Dick Allen from the Sox to the Braves
and then to the Philadelphia Phillies.
Allen was traded by the Sox to Atlanta in December for cash
and a player to be named later provided Allen played major
league baseball in 1975.
All predicts viefory, as usual
LAS VEGAS - Muhammad Ali engages in the second of
three heavyweight title defenses tonight when he meets Ron Lyle
in a bout that will be carried live by ABC television at about
Ali stopped Chuck Wepner in the 15th round at Cleveland
March 24 and aready is signed to defend against Joe Bug-
ner in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 30.
Of course a Lyle victory would knock out the Malaysia fight
but Las Vegas odds-makers don't expect it to happen. A i is
such a heavy favorite that no betting line has been established.
Betting action is on whether or not Ali will win by a knockout.
Ali also is confident and for the first time in many fights
he has oredicted the round in which he will win.
"Round eight you will leave," Ali shouted at Lyle dur-
ing a prefight news conference.
"What if it don't get to the eighth," said Lyle.'
"Then I'll finish it earlier," replied Ali.
DeBusschere takes over ABA helm
NEW YORK (R - Youthful Dave DeBusschere became the
seventh commissioner in the eight-year history of the American
Basketball Association vesterday and said his major priority
"was to enhance the solidity of each franchise, hopefully,
through stronu financial backing."
The 34-vear-old neRssschere, the youngest commissioner
in the history of nro basketball, however, most likely will
not have as nny franchises to operate as his nredecessor,
By CLARKE COGSDILL
Michigan's baseball season
goes on the line at 2:00 p.m.
today in Ray Fisher Stadium.
The Big Ten's best pitching
staff has brought the Wolver-
ines a 9-2 record, and a half-
game lead over second-place
Michigan State, going in to the
last four games of the confer-
IF MICHIGAN sweeps today's
doubleheader against North-
western, which holds a 5-9 con-
ference record, and repe
morrow against 9-5 Wiscor
will clinch its first Bi1
baseball title since 1961.
But should the Wolv
falter, four other team:
within one game of the l
"To use an old baseb:
pression, the hay's in the
and we're going to let
where it may," said Mi
coach Moby Benedict,
teams have placed secon
times but have never fi
on top. "One of these
M netters d
special To The Daily
MADISON - Yesterday, the
Michigan tennis team (under
the coaching auspices of Brian
Eisner) began its quest in ear-
nest for an eighth straight con-
Only three positions saw ac-
tion at Wisconsin's Indoor Ten-
nis Center with the closest
thing to a scare coming in
team captain Jerry Karzen's
7-6, 6-1 victory over Wisconsin's
Marty Goldin at No. 4 singles.
In an earlier dual meet this
season, Fred DeJesus trounc-
ed Northwestern's Jim Bos-
The quarter-finals beg
day, and from here on in
point is valuable. Michig
all nine positions slatedf
No. 3 singles - Eric Fried
def. Jim Bosse (N), 6-0, 6-3.
No. 4 singles - Jerry Kar
def. Marty Galdia (W),7
No.1 doubles -victor
Fred DeJesus (M) def. Fri
lantine-Steve Plump (P),
Instead of functioning with 10
clubs as it did during the 1974-
75 season, the ABA likely will
operate with eight next season,
losing financially troubled San
Diego and Memnhis.
"It's a good nossibility we
could go with eight teams,"
The former Knick left the
dual jabs of vice nresident and
general manner of the ABA's
New Ynrk Nets and a 10-year,
$75.000 ner year contract for a
multi-vegr contract at between
$100.0M-$125.000 per year as
DeBusschere said he did not
foresee an immediate merger
between the ABA and its 29-
year-old rival, the NBA.
WASHtNGTON IP) - Deacon
Jones, called by Coach George
Allen "the greatest defensive
end in modern football," offic-
ially announced his retirement
yesterday from the Washing-
ton Redskins and pro football.
AMERICAN LEAGUE .
W L Pet. GB
Milwaukee 1 11 .621 -
Boston 14 13 .519 1/
Blaltintore 14 15 .403 4
Detroit 13 14 .481 4
Cleveland 12 16 .429 51t
New York 12 10 .400 6..
Oakland 19 12 .613 -
Texas 18 14 .562 ,1
Kansas City 18 16 .529 2?
Minnesota 14 14 .500 3tf
california 16 17 .485 4
Chicago 12 19 .307 7
Kansas City 3, Boston 0
Minnesota 7, Cleveland 6
Milwaukee 3, Texas 2, 15 inn.,
Milwaukee 8, Texas 5
Kansas City (Leonard 0-1) at Bos-
ton (Lee 4-3), n
Calitornia (Tanana 2-0 and Fi-
gueroa 1-1) at Baltimore (Palmer
5-2 and Cuellar 2-2) 2, t-n.
Oakland (Slue 7-1) at New York
(nobson 2-4), n.
Detroit (Lolich 3-2) at Texas
(Brown 2-2), n.
Milwa Gkee (Champion 4-2) at
Minnesota (Golto 2-I), a
Cleveland ( Keen 0-0) at Chieato
se 6-3, 6-3. Yesterday the dis-
tinction went to Eric Fried- s
ler, who showed even less
mercy in blasting Bosse 6-0,
The No. 1 doubles team ofa
Victor Amaya and Fred De-
Jesus boosted their perfect sea-
son record to 12-0 with a 6-2, LOUISVILLE, Ky. (R
6-1 drubbing of Purdue's Fritz Gilmore's basket with fi
Bnllantine and Steve Plump. ands left in the game las
Eisner's squad gets three carried Kentucky pastl
noints for its three victories. 95-93 and gave the Colt
Unlike last year, teams do not 2-0 edge in the Americ
receive points for dual meet ketball Association plays
victories. As time ran out, In
That fact allowed Michigan Billy Keller fired one frt
to begin last year's champion- side the circle and co
shins with a 15-point lead over The officials ruled itv
eventual runerup Indiana. good, touching off a disp
This mornin , Michigan was INDIANA Coach Bobb
tied for second with Ohio State. ard came rushing dos
Minnesota was the early lead- floor, yelling that the
er with four points, but first was good, that it hat
round totals are nearly mean- through before the buzzi
ingless. Within moments, a cro
. collected around thes
table. Police charged o
e Stondings " floor to break up the cr
Until Gilmore's final
NATIONAL LEAGUE he had been held to 10
East by a pesky Indiana defer
W L Pet. GO
Chicago 20 10 .667 - George McGinnis fire(
Pittsburgh 15 12 .556 3% for the Pacers and Kevii
Philadelphia 17 14 .548 394 added 16.
New York 13 14 .481 5/
St. Louis 13 16 .440 694 WITH 1:20 to go, In
Montreal 12 15 .444 6/ Roger Brown connecte(
Ls Anle 23 12 .67 - the corner to make it 93
Atlanta 18 18 .500 5 McGinnis tied the score
Cincinnati 18 18 .500 59, seconds left.
San Diego 15 10 .455 7
San Francisco 14 18 .430 71/ Indiana had possesist
Foston 12 25 .324 12 only 23 seconds left, but
Yesterday's Results ball in its own court on
Chicago 4, Houston 2 pass. Kentucky took ov
Philadelhpia 6-5, Cincinnati 3-3 10 seconds remaining.
Today's Games Indiana was ahead 5
Cincinnati (Billingham 3-2) at halftime. McGinnis scor
Montreal (Blair 1-4), N seven points during tho
Atlanta (Capta 3-4) at Philadel- two periods.
phia (Christenson 0-0), N
New York (Seaver 4-3) at Hous- Top scorers for the (
ton (Dierker 4-3), N. were Dan Issel with
Chicago (Bonham 3-2) at San Marv Roberts with 16, f
Diego (McIntosh 3-2), N.
Pittsburgh (Brett 2-2) at Los An- by Louie Dampier with
geles (HoOton 1-3), N. Billy Knight and' BrE
St. Louis (Gibson 1-3) at San
Francisco (Montetasco 2-2), N., ished with 12 each forI
ats to- he added, "we're gonig to stop
nsin, it being bridesmaids, and start
g Ten being brides."
erines CHUCK ROGERS, whose 4-1
s lurk record and 1.69 ERA rank him
ead. fourth among the league's hurl-
all ex- ers, will take the mound in to-
barn, day's first game against the
it fall Wildcats. Mark Weber, 2-1, goes
chigan in the nightcap.
whose Northwestern will counter
td five with junior Kim Girkins (2-1, 2.
nished 52) and senior Chris Curfman
days," (1-7 overall).
"You can't take any of these
teams lightly," Benedict said.
"Any time you start looking
around people you get your
nose snapped off." The Wild-
cats, who rank seventh inbth
team batting and pitching, are
S quite, capable of doing exactly
Ernie Hatchell's .424 batting
an, to- average paces Northwestern's
t every attack, ranking him sixth among
an has the loop's hitters. But only one
for ac- other Wildcat starter, third-
baseman Bill Buffie, is over
ler (1) ."WHEN YOU play like we do,
with doubleheaders on week-
rca (M) ends, you treat every game like
7-6, 6 the World Series," Benedict
tz Bal said. "It only takes one bad
6-2,0-1. weekend, losing three or four
games, to knock you right out
of the race.
"We are both planning and
hoping to sweep our games this
weekend," he added, "but you
never know. If their pitcher has
a good game, and every ball
you hit goes right at someone,
anybody can beat you.
"In short series likenthese,
3' ( we count on good pitching ad
g o o d defense to see us
through," he concluded.
)-Artis Michigan's 2.11 staff ERA is
ve sec- bvfar the lowest in the Big
t night Ten. Michigan State's, the sec-
Indiana ond-best, weighs in at 3.82 -
onela and the next closest, Iowa, is
in Baa-4a0. But the Wolveries are
ffs' an unspectacular eighth in
diana's team fielding, and dead last at
om out- the plate.
nected. Up at East Lansing, at least
was no one of Michigan's pursuers will
ute. be eliminated when second-
y Leon- place Michigan State (9-3) hosts
wn the the Badgers.
basket Third-place Iowa (7-3) enter-
d gone tains shellshocked Purdue (1-
er. 11) and Minnesota (9-4), the
wd had other contender, goes at home
scorers' against Illinois (4-7).
wto the --- ---_--_.
onts dulls Sabres
d in 30
n Joyce in Cup entree
ldiana's PHILADELPHIA (aP) - Bernie
d from Parent's sensational goaltending
-91, and and final period goals by Bill
with 50 Barber, Ross Lonsberry and
Bobby Clarke carried the Phil
on with delphia Flyers to a 4-1 victory
lost the over the Buffalo Sabres last
a bad night in the National Hockle
er with League's Stanley Cup champion
ship playoff opener.
0-46 at Barber broke up a tense
ed only scorelessdefensive strugglea t
se first 3:42 of the final period- Bt
Lonsberry's shot less than fouo
minutes later turned out to be
olonels the winner.
ollowed Philadelphia took a 1-0 lead i
the best-of-seven series.
12. Trailing 2-0, the Sabres struck
wn fin- back at 11:07, when Rick Martil
Indiana. finally beat Parent.