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Thursday, July 17, 1975

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Eleven

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Tigers
By GOOFER DILL for it to
Well, I'll bet you just 'bout kind o'
give up on them ol' Tigers, huh. But it'l
Laughin' at 'em when they was does 'm
down. Sayin' that a bunch of ol' ya all '
ladies could whup 'em. Betrayin' SURE
them with all sorts of slander earlier1
'bout how they was too young given u
and uncompilent. Some loyal middle
fan you were. 'n my g
Now you can just eat your one Sa
words. Winnin' . eleven out of Ralph
twelve just ain't bad for ama- the moi
teurs. 'Course their still in last in ever'
place but their just layin' low body fo
now, given them other teams a was jes
little head start before the sec- was fee
and half of the year. Pretty (must'v
soon them Red Socks'll be slip- cause h
pin' an' before you know it the to catch
Tigs'll be roarin' into first. Now eithers
don't hold your breath waitin' or throv

are
happen', mind you. This
thing is hard to predic.
l happen and when it
nember ole Goofer told
bout it.
I HAD some doubts
in the season. I had 'em
p fer dead toward the
o' June. I 'member me
al went over to the park
turday. It was pitiful.
was wearin' a path to
und, balls were droppin'
ywhere for them and no-
r us even saw second. I
sookin' for rain. My gal
tin' sorry for the catcher
e been Walkenfust) be-
e wasn't gettin' a chance
h nothin'. Everythin' was
smacked in the outfield
wn over his head.

just
But now look at 'em. Nearly
everyone has learned to catch
flies, they've found somebody to
play first-Pierce, Oglivie, and
Stanley (though none of 'emi'll
ever be a superstar like Nate
Colbert), the rest of the infield's
lookin' respectable, an' Free-
han's been throwin' 'em )ut at
second like nobody said he
conld.
An' the pitchin'? Well didn't
Lerrin Lagrow just pitch a shut-
out? Coleman's won t h r e e
straight and Lolich and Hiller's
been doin' o.k. too. The Lord
and the American League have
been merciful to the Tiger
pitchers in the last few weeks.
I KINDA have sympathy for
poor ot' Ralph. Before the sea-
son s t a r t e d' everyone w a s

. r
layinlow
preachin' 'bout how everyone's ('Course I got nuthin' against
gonna step all over the Tigs and sports writers. Some o' my best
how the situation's all hopeless. friens are sports writers.)
Nuthin' but last place for De-
troit. So naturally the Bngals ACTUALLY I don't think what
find their way into last eventual- Ralph does makes a wunle lot
ly, but not 'till after a long of difference. The Tigersil
struggle. Then there's talk on pretty much win or lose as they
how lousy Ralph is an' what a please, with or without Ralph's
miserable manager he is for hind'rence. It looked to me like
lettin' 'em do jest what they'd it was the same manager that
expect him to do. Can you nhme inspired them to all those losses
him for tossin' that snors writer as was standin' in the dugout
out on his ear in Baltnore? durin' the win streak.
Tiger Averages,-
INDIVIDUAL BATTING Designated
R H Avg. HR RBI Hitters 33 92 .274 16 62
LeFlore 51 100 .289 7 28
Wockenfuss 10 17 .279 3 95tTCNG
Freehan 26 62 .274 9 30 W L ERA
Horton 33 91 .274 1 61 Hiller 2 3 2.48
Roberts 35 69 .270 7 26 Ruhle 8 5 3.32
Meyer 38 75 .266 5 31 Lolich 10 6 4.43
Sutherland 37 78 .262 3 29 Reynolds 0 0 3.79
Humphrey 0 6 .261 0 1 LaGrow 6 8 4.11
Stanley 20 30 .258 "3 14 Bare 4 5 4.11
Rodriguez 26 62 .241 8 32 Lemaneczyk 0 2 4.34
Pierce 9 22 .239 3 10 walker 3 6 4.36
veryzer 20 49 .232 2. 24 Brookens 0 0 5.23
Oglivie 9 14 .215 2 7 Coleman 6 12 5.91
Michael 11 19 .209 3 9 Arroya 0 0 11.56
Knox 4 5 .172 0 0 - - -
Brown 0 2 .100 0 1 Totals 39 47 4.12
- -- ---- (Totals include traded and releas-
Totals 347 734 .253 75 331 ed players)

Major League Standings

AMERICAN LEAGUE
East
w L Pet. GB
Boston 50 37 .575 -
New York 45 41 .523 4%
Milwaukee 46 42 .523 4Y4
Baltimore 41 44 .482 8
Cleveland 40 46 .465 92
Detroit 39 47 .453 10'a
West
Oakland 55 32 .632 --
Kansas City 47 71 .534 8%/
Chicago 40 45 .471 14
Texas 41 49 .456 1511
Minnesota 39 48 .448 16
California 40 51 .440 17
Tuesday's All-Star Game
National League 6, American
League 3
Houston (Konieczny 4-10) at
-Philadelphia (Carlton 8-6), 7:35
P.m.
Cincinnati (Billingham 10-3) at
Montreal (Rogers 5-6), 8:05 p.m.
Atlanta (Niekro 8-7) at New York
(Koosman 8-7), 8:05 p.m.
Chicago (Burris 8-6) at San Die-
go (Jones 11-6), 10 p.m.
Pittsburgh 13-8 or Merrersmith
12-6), 10:30 p.m.
St. Louis (Denny 4-3) at San
Francisco (Barr 6-7), 11:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE
East
WV L Pct. GB
Pi' tsburgh 55 33 .625 -
'hiladelphia 49 40 .551 6%
New York 43 42 .506 10%
St. Louis 42 44 .488 12
Chicago 42 48 .467 14
Mlontreal s35 48 .422 1712
West
Cincinnati 61 29 .678 -
Los Angeles 49 42 .538 1274
San Francisco 41 47 .466 19
San Diego 41 49 .456 20
Atlanta 39 49 .443 21
Houston 23 59 .359 29
Tuesday's All-Stax Game
National League 6, American
Leagou' 3
Today's Games
California (Figueroa 7-5) at Mil-
waukee (Colborn 4-7), 2:30 p.m.
Detroit (Ruble 8-5 and Lolich
10-6) at Chicago (Kaat 13-6 and
Wood 7-13 )2, 6:30 p.m.
Minnesota (Blyleven 7-4) at Bal-
timore (Torrez 10-5), 7:30 p.m.
Kansas City (Pattin 7-5) at Bos-
ton (Tiant 12-8), 7:30 p.m.
Oakland (Holtzman 11-7) at
Cleveland (Raich 5-3), 7:30 p.m.
New York (Dobson 9-8 or Hunter
12-8) at Tgxas (Jenkins 10-10), 9
p.m.

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