Friday, June 13, 1975
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Horton mad at Ed Figueroa,
last night's Angel starter
By The Associated Press
DETROIT -- Pitcher Ed Fi-
gueroa, the man Willie Horton
says infuriated him, was Cali-
fornia's starter in last night's
game against the Tigers.
Horton says Figueroa anger-
ed him by grabbing a bat dur-
ing a ballpark melee Wednes-
California bombed the Tigers
14-7 in the opener of that game
but Detroit took a 5-3 lead.after
eight innings of the nightcap
BATTING (125 at bats) - Carew,
Min, .408; Hargrove, Tex, .355; Lynn,
lisn, .350; Manson, NY, .343; C.
pay, Chi, .320.
RUNS - Burroughs, Tex, 40; R.
White, NY, 39; E. Maddox, NY, 36;
Itemy. Cal, 35; Bonds, NY, 34; liar-
-rove, Tex, 34.
RUNS BATTED IN-Horton, Det,
42; Bonds, NY, 41; McRae, KC, 39;
1rroughs, Tex, 39; C. Scott, Mil,
37; iisle, Min, 37.
DOUBLES-Chalk, Cal, 15; Rudi,
Oak, 14; Singleton, Bal, 13; 6 Tied
TRIPLES - Rivers, Cal, 6; Orta,
c1, 5; LeF'lore, Det, 4; Remy, Cal,
4; 9 Tied with 3.
iOME RUNS-Bonds, NY, 15; Bur-
roughs, Tex, 15; Horton, Det, 14;
R. Jackson, Oak, 12; Carbo, Bsn, 11;
lendrick, Cle, 11.
STOLEN BASES-Rivers, Cal, 32;
Oti;, KC, 28; Patek, KC, 17; Bons,
NY, 15; M. Nettles, Cal, 15; Hisle,
dirt, 15; North, Oak, 15; C. washing-
ou, Oak, 15.
of Rose Bow
which was suspended because hench - clearing brawl sparked
of the American League's 1 when Frank Tanana threw an
a.m. curfew. inside pitch to Horton.
H O R T O N, the Tiger slug- "I don't like to get mad," the
ger, was ejected from Wednes- muscular Horton said. "Maybe
day's game because of his in- it wasn't him (Tanana) in par-
volvement in the conflict. He ticular, Maybe it was just
said afterward that he doesn't things in the last couple weeks
hold grudges but his matchup . . . in the last three weeks
against Figueroa was intrigu- I've been on the ground every
ing. game. It's a pitcher's preroga-
Itis ejection came in the tive to back you off the plate,
fourth inning of the opener in but when the ball is up high
which there was a 20-minute, they're dealing with a fella's
S~ ..... life.
"I respect him for getting me
jue Leaders off the plate, hut there are such
things as ankles and knee-
: . . . . caps."
NATIONAL LEAGUE "WHEN ONE guy comes out
BATTING (125 at bats)-R. Smith, with a bat that's bull," said Ti-
StL, .354; Bowa, Phi, .337; Madleck, ger Manager Ralph Houk.
Chi, .336; Morgan, Cin, .335; Wat- "That's what really set Willie
son, Htn, .332.
RUNS - Lopes, LA, 45; Cedeno, off."
Htn, 40; Wynn, LA, 39; Cardenal, Horton said, "The guy pitch-
Chi, 36; Winfield, SD, 36; Mureer, ing tomorrow grabbed a bat
RUNS BATTED IN - Bench, Cin, . . . that's showing no guts at
49; Luzinski, Phi, 42; Winfield, SD, all."
41; T. Simmons, StL, 40; Garvey, Figueroa claimed he just
DOUBLES-Grubb, SD, 20; Bench, happened to be holding the bat
Cin, 18; Madlock, Chi, 17; Rose, in the dugout during the dis-
Cin, 16; Cedeno, Htn, 16. turbance and that, "I didn't
TRIPLES - D. Parker, Pgh, 6;
Gross, Htn, 6; Metzger, Htn, 6; want to try to hit him with
Kessinger, Chi, 4; A. Oliver, Pgh, 4; it . . . I was over there and he
Brock, StL, 4; Carr, Atl, 4; Garvey, said he wanted to get me.,"
LA 4 .
HOME RUNS-Bench, Cin, 13; Lu- One of the key figures in the
zinski, Phi, 12; Schmidt, Phi, 12; pushing and shoving fracas was
Wynn, LA, 12; Baker, Atl, 10. Angel pitcher Dick Lange. He
STOLEN BASES-Morgan, Cin, 26; said he was scratched when
Cedeno, H~tn, 26; Lopes, LA, 20;
Brock, StL, 17; Lintz, Mon, 12; Her- California coach Whitey Herzog
nandz, SD, 12, tried to pull Houk off Lange.
The pitcher said that later Hor-
ton grabbed him by the coat
but that Lange had merely
tried to break things up.
IRONICALLY, in the second
game, Lange came out of the
1 contract bullpen during a Tiger rally
and the first man he faced was
Horton who delivered a run-
B es t e ig n f .I scoring single
WILLIE HORTON takes after Angel catcher Ellie Rodriguez,
despite the efforts of Nate Colbert to restrain him.
)etroit Catholic Central, said
hey admired Horton in their
ears of following Tiger base- George will talk
American League President to you.
ee MacPhail said that he an-
cipated no fine or suspension He can be a
MacPhail said he had not yet f
eceived the written reports of
the umpires but had talked to
them following the game, and
based on those conversations
did not think any action would
be taken against Horton.
By The Associated "Prese will go into effect. If the Pac-8 lx x ,v
Lag dintls og se
SAN FRANCtSCO - "There's votes no, the Hig Ten will still ihe fracas effected hio pied
yjungle of bowl games out he tied the current Rose Howl ingthe frcsidfIfevtereventch
there," a Pacific-8 Conference setup. thought of it."
athletic director, Joe Ruetz of Rose Bowl officials still as- Both Lange, a Central Mich-
Stanford, said recently. sured of getting the Pac-8 and igan University graduate from
Pac-8 and Big Ten football Big Ten champions each year, Harbor Beach, Mich., and
teams may finally be entering made no comment. Tanana, a former prep star at
the jungle, after 18 years with
a Rose Bowl-or-bust policy.
"Whatever action we take m-
regard to participation in other m m
games shall not in any way de-
tract from the stature of the
Rose Bowl," Wiles Hallock, ex-r
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said Wednesday. - !
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