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Wednesday, June 2, 1976

Grote hurt at Olympic camp
Collapsed lung sidelines guard;
status secure for next season

Steve Grote's hopes of playing basketball for
the United States Olympic Team have disinte-
grated. The 6-2 guard suffered a collapsed lung
at the Olympic trials in Raleigh, North Carolina,
Monday, where he is now hospitalized.
"It didn't happen until after the workout, Mon-
day night. I felt like I was getting choked to
death," said Grote from his hospital bed. "I can't
blow my noise, I can't use any muscles in my
upper body, it's just a constant pain. There's a
little tear and about five or ten per cent collapse."
"HE SEEMS to be having some difficulty," said
the attendant physician, Dr. Allen Eure. "He had
a hemothorax, a bubble on the lining of the lung,
and a little air seeped into the chest cavity, caus-
ing a partial collapse of the lung.
"He's probably had the bubble all his life. Why
this occurred at this time, we don't know. Some-
times it's associated with a lot of activity. It's
not particularly uncommon for someone his age."
According to Michigan athletic trainer Lindsay
McLean, the injury should not affect Grote next
"GENERALLY, it's not a serious problem,"
McLean said, "as an example, Roman Gabriel
had one and was playing again in three weeks.
But that was an unusual recovery. It will set on

a person about three weeks to three months."
"I can't believe this happened down here,"
said Grote. "I don't think I've ever been in better
condition. The coaches at Michigan wouldn't rec-
ognize me, I'm in. such good condition."
Grote had set up a running program with
Wolverine cross-country coach Ron Warhurst to
prepare for the try-outs.
"I WAS working my butt off, running up and
down hills," Grote said. "I don't believe you can
ever be in too good shape."
A first-team Academic-All-American, Grote was
invited to the trials with three years of inter-
national experience under his belt.
"I really thought I was playing well, my de-
fense was outstanding," he said. "But I was get-
ting real tired and- then I started having dizzy
spells and I knew something must be wrong."
"I HAD gotten my weight down to 185 (from
195) and when they ran the mile down here, I
finished eighth or ninth."
Other, trials participants to withdraw due to
injuries, include Darrell Griffith from Louisville,
Kentucky, Eddie Owens of Nevada-Las Vegas,
Mike Richardson of Montana and Marquette's
Bo Ellie.
Two Michigan players, Rickey Green and Phil
Hubbard, are still contesting for berths on the
12-man roster.

Daily Photo by KEN FINK
Steve Grote, 6'2" guard for the Wolverines is shown here in
action earlier this year. Grote was hospitalized for a collapsed
lung during the Olympic basketball tryouts. The injury will
not keep him from being prepared for next season.


Late surges spur Tiger wins

By The Associated Press
DETROIT-Detroit rallied for
two runs in the bottom of the
ninth inning, climaxed by Ben
Oglivie's two-out homer, giving
the Tigers a 6-5 victory over the
Milwaukee Brewers and a
sweep of Tuesday's twi-night
Milwaukee relief ace Ed Rod-
riguez, 1-5, was the loser in both
games. Detroit reliever John
Hiller, 4-3, was the beneficiary
of both late rallies.
In the first game, the Tigers
went into the bottom of the ninth
trailing 7-5 and began the rally
when Willie Horton singled with
one out off Ray Sadecki, the
third of four Brewer pitchers.
Alex Johnson walked and
Jason Thompson singled to
load the bases, bringing on Ed,
Rodriguez, 1-4.
Aurelio Rodriguez hit a

grounder which shortstop Robin biles, two singles
Yount bobbled for an error, three runs, opened
scoring one run. ninth with his seco
Bruce Kimm walked to force He took third on
in the tying run and pitcher and scored the t
Rodriguez' wild pitch on a 1-2 Willie Horton's s
count allowed the winning run then Oglivie sma
to come home. pitch into the up
Milwaukee had jumped on right for lis third
Ray Bare for four runs in the the season.
first inning. It was .the third
Gorman Thomas doubled a inning comeback
Milwaukee run home in the Detroit over the Bt
third and Bill Sharp added a
run-scoring single. Mets miffed
Detroit- scored three in the
bottom of the 'third off Pete NEW YORK-S
Broberg, two on a 440-foot triple Candelaria fired a
by Rusty Staub and one on a his first victory
double by Horton. month as the Pitts
In the nightcap, the Brew- took a 3-2 decision
ers pushed across a run in the York Mets last nig
top of the ninth without a hit Candelaria struc
off Hiller to take a 5-4 lead. in picking up his f
Dan Meyer, who had two dou- in seven decisions.

and scored
d the Tigers'
and double.
a groundout
ying run- on
sacrifice fly,
shed an -
per deck in
home run of
straight last-
victory by
outhpaw John
six-hitter for
in nearly a
burgh Pirates
from the New
k out 12 Mets
fourth victory

After getting out of a bases-
loaded situation with a double
play in the fourth, Candelaria
permitted only two other Mets
to reach base in the final five
Bob Robertson, with a two-
run homer in the fourth inning,
provided Candelaria with a 2-1
cushion. The Pirates then scored
their eventual winning run on a
double by Bill Robinson and a
single by Richie Zisk in the
sixth inning.

Cubs canned
making his first start of the
season after 14 relief appear-
ances, pitched a four-hitter and
Greg Luzinski hit a two-run
homer as the Philadelphia Phil-
lies beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1
last night in a game washed
out by torrential rains in the
bottom of the sixth.
The rain helped wash out a
couple of 12-kame Chicago hit-
- ting streaks, one by Bill Mad-
lock and the other by Manny

Major League Standings
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Twins bargain Blyleven to
Rangers in salary dispule

By The Associated Press
BLOOMINGTON, Minn.-The Minnesota Twins
sent pitcher Bert Blyleven and shortstop Danny.
Thompson to the Texas Rangers last night in a
six-player trade.
'BLYLEVEN, disappointed with his salary at
Minnesota, was the key man in the deal which
brought the Twins shortstop Roy Smalley, veteran
right-handed pitcher Bill Singer, infielder Mike
Cubbage and minor league pitcher Jim Gideon.
Singer, ironically, was on the mound for Texas
last night.
LESS THAN two months past his 25th birthday,

Blyleven has a career 99-90 record, including a
4-5 mark this season. He has 24 major league
shutouts, and a 2.80 earned run average, and
1,402 career strikeouts in 1,707 innings.
Blyleven had been unhappy the last two years
in Minnesota, where he expressed feelings he
was being underpaid by owner Calvin Griffith. He
earned $65,000 for 1976 so he could become a free
"THEY DON'T pay me what I'm worth," Bly-
leven said after losing a salary dispute in arbi-
Blyleven already has agreed to contract terms
with- the Rangers.

W L Pet. Ga
New York 166t15.63 -
Blttthaae 22 21 .5un 5
Cleveland 21 21 .50 5r/2
Boston 19 22 .463 7
Detroit 19 23 .452 7Y2
Mulwaukee 16 221 .11 8i'
Kansas City 2 107 .59 -
Texas 24 19 .571 1
Chicago 21 19 .525 3
Minnesota 21 22 .488 41/
Oakland 21 25 .457 6
California 20 30 .400 9
Yesterday's Results
Detroit 8-6, Milwaukee 7-5
New York at Boston, ppd., rain
California 6, Minnesota 4
Kansas City at Oakland, a
Tesas at Chicagoan
Today's Games
New.Tark (Eais 4-3) at Boston
(Tiant 6-3), a,
Baltimore (Palmer 6-5) at Cleve-
land (Brown 5-1), n
tilwaukee (Colborn 2-6) at De-
trait (Rbsic3-1), a,
Texas (Umbarger 5-3) at Chicago
(Jeferson 1-1), n.
California (Ross 2.- or Mange
2-1) at Minnesota (Hughes 1-5), a
Kansas City (Fitzmerris 5-1) at
Oakland- (slue 4-5), at

W L Pet. G
Philadelphia 31 11 .738 -
Pittsburgh 26 19 .578 604
New York 24 25 .490 101/
St. Louis 21 25 .457 12
Chicago 20 24 .455 12
Mlontreal 16 24 .400 14
Cincinnati 28 n .e09 -
Los Angeles 28 20 .583 1
San Diego 24 22 .522 4
Houston 22 27 .449 7!
San Francisco 19 30 .388 10
Atlanta 17 30 .362 11!:
Yesterday's Results
Atlanta 9, San Diego 1
Philadelphia 6, Chicago 1, 5%
ianings, rain
Pittsburgh 3, New York 2
St. Louis 6, Montreal 2
Houston 2. Cincinnati 1
San Francisco 6, Los Angeles 0
Today's Games
San Diego (Foster 0-2) at Atlanta
(Niekro 3.4), a
Pittsburgh (Kison 3-4) at Mon-
treal (warthen 1-4), n
Chicago (Bonham 3-2) at New
York (Swan 24), a
Philadelphia (Underwood 1-1) at
St. Louis (Curtis 3-4), a
Cincinnati (Billingham 5-3) at
Houston (Andujar 0-2). n
San Francisco (Mantefuseo 6-3) at
Los Angeles (Rhoden 3-0), n.

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