THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Saturday, July 10, 1976 1
Page Twelve THE MICHIGAN DAILY Saturday, July 10, 1976
Houston's Dierker hurls
no-hitter over Montreal
HOUSTON ' - llouston right-hander Larry Dierker, a
12-year major leogne veteran at the age of 29, fired the first
no-hitter of the 1')-6 hoseball season last night, allowing four
walks as the Astrns vhipped the Montreal Expos 6-0.
Second baseman Roh Andrews and center fielder Jose
Cruz, playing in place of sore-kneed all-star Cesar Cedeno,
protected the fifth no-hitter in the Astros' 15-year history
with outstanding fielding plays while Dierker himself snag-
ged a sizzling liner off the bat of Pete Mackanin to start a
The Astrodome crowd of 12,511 gave Dierker a standing
ovation as he took the mound to start the ninth inning.
The 6-foot-4, 210-pound native of Hollywood, Calif.,
notched his seventh strikeout by fanning Angel Man-
gual as the crowd roared. The din grew louder as he
also fired a third strike past Jim Lyttle. Mike Jorgensen
grounded out to first baseman Bob Watson unassisted as
the Astros mobbed the pitcher.
The only Montreal baserunners as the Expos suffered
the first no-hitter in their eight-year existence came on walks
to Andy Thornton in the second inning, Larry Parrish and
Mackanin in the fifth and Thornton again in the seventh.
Ed Herrman, Dierker's batterymate, drove in two runs
with his first National League homer and a single while
Dierker himself delivered a secrifice fly off loser Don Stan-
house, 6-4, in the third inning.
Following a leadoff walk to Thornton in the second,
Parrish struck out. Thornton then stole second but Dier-
ker, 8-8, stabbed Mckanin's hard line drive and tossed
to Andrews to double Thornton.
Andrews ranged far to his right for a fine pickup and
throw on Lyttle's one-ostt grounder in the fourth. In the
seventh, Jorgensen sent Cruz to the center field fence for
his 400-foot fly ball and the center fielder dashed into left-
center and made a running catch on pinch hitter Jose Mor-
ales' drive to end the eighth.
Royals stop Bird
By The Associated Press
DETROIT - K a n s a s City
right - hander Dennis Leonard
outdoeled Detroit rookie star
Mark "The Bird" Fidrych last
night, allowing only four Tiger
hits as the Royals took a 1-0
The t o s s ended Fidrych's
strinO of consecutive victories at
t, dropping his season's rec- demand for Fidrych to make a
to 9-2. post-game curtain call. Even
lthough Fidrych allowed though he pitched well and was
e hits, he was in trouble only in trouble twice, Fidrych
y in the fourth and the was dejected after the game.
h, when Mayberry singled "I didn'tpitch that well. I
enter and went to third on
McRae's single to center. wanted to win," Fidrych said.
spite the loss, the near-ca- "When you win, you don't have
ty crowd continued its usual to think anything over. But
when you lose, you ve got to
start thinking about a lot of
Fine defensive plays by De-
troit kept the Tigers out of
NATIONAL LEAGUE trouble in the early innings.
East The Tiger infield turned in
w L Pt . GB double plays in the first, see-
burgh 44 3 .557 9 nd and fourth innings to end
York 45 41 .523 12 threats by the Royals.
W L Pet. GBt
New York 49 30 .20 -
Boston 39 39 .500 9t,
Cleveland 38 38 .500 9'
Detroit 37 40 .481 11
Baltimore 37 42 .46 12
Milwaukee 31 44 .413 16
Kansas City 50 30 .625 -
Texas 44 35 .556 5%'
Oakland 41 41 an00 a0
Minnesota 31 43 .4611 121
Chicago 36 44 .450 14
California 35 49 .417 17
Late tames noti Included
Minnesota n, Boston 6
Kansas City 1, Detroit 0
New York 2, Chicago 1
Milwaukee 7, Texas 2
Baltimore at California.n
Cleveland at Oakland, a
Minnesota (Bane 0-2) at Boston
(Tiant 10-5), 2 p.m.
Kansas City (Fitzmorris 9-5) at
Detroit (Roberts 0-7), 2:15 p.m.
Texas (Perry 9-5) at Milwaukee
(Travers 9-6), 2:30 p.m.
Cleveland (Dobson 10-6) at Oak-
land (Blue 7-7), 4:30 p.m. -
Chicago (Brett 3-4) at New York
(Alexander 4-5), 0 p.m.
Baltimore (Palmer 10-0) at Call-
fornia (Ross 6-9), 10:30 p.m.
St. Louis 35 45 .438 19
Chicago 35 47 .427 20
Montreal 25 50 .333 26,
Cincinnati 53 31 .631 -
Los Angeles 46 38 .548 7
San Diego 43 41 .51 10
110us1on 40 44 .476 13
Atlanta 39 44 .470 13'.
San Francisco 34 31 .400 194
Chicago 5, San Francisco 3
Cincinnati 12-2, Pittsburgh 11-1,
1st game 10 innings
Atlanta 5, New York 3
Philadelphia 4, San Diego 3
St. Louis 4, Los Angeles 3
Houston 6, Montreal 0
San Francisco (Barr 6-6) at Chi-
cago (Renko 3-4), 2:15 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Candelaria 7-4) at
Cincinnati (Billingham 6-6), 2:15
San Diego (Spillner 2-0 and Fos-
ter 3-5) at Philadelphia (Carlton
0-3 and Lonborg 10-5), 2, 5:30 p.m.
New York (Lolich 4-10) at At-
lanta (Ruthven 10-7), 7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles (John 5-5) at St.
Louis (Falcone 5-8), 0 p.m.
Montreal (Lang 1-1) at Houston
(Richard 8-9), 8:35 p.m.
Kansas City was error-prone
early in the game as George
Brett, Leonard and Fred Patek
all made miscues.
The Kansas City errors allow-
ed three Tigers to reach second
base but the mild threats were
ended when Alex Johnson was
caught stealing in the second,
followed by a fly ball to right
field by Pedro Garcia in the
The Royals scored in the
fourth inning when George
Brett singled, moved to third
on a single by John Mayberry
and came home on Hal Mc-
Rae's base hit.
Leonard posted his ninth vic-
tory of the season against just
three losses as he struck out
eight Tigers. He did not allow
a man past second base and did
not issue a walk.
t (Continued5 from l'nge I)
cancel the Games unles the issue is resolved.
"We're going to Montreal as guests of the Olympic Cnomit-
tee, said Tint, during lunch at the airport. "Eventually we witt
dtscss this problem in Montreal. We are entitled to participate
as the Republic of China. All this problem has been caused by
the Canadian government.
"This is a ridiculous request," Ting continued. "How can the
host country designate names to the participant? What do you
feel if I ask you to change your name? It makes me very mad.
1s"IT A QUESTION of principle. It's not merely a China ques-
tion. The authority of the International Olympic Committee is at
stake," he said.
When Montreal entered its bid for the Games in 1969, free
entrv for all persons recognized by the IOC was promised.
Olympic participants from all other nations have been per-
mitted to enter Canada on the strength of their Olympic identity
cards-without visas. However, the Canadian government does not
recognize the Taiwan identity cards, which bear the designation
"Repubhlic of China."
CANADA INSISTS the Taiwan delegation present Canadian
y entry visas for admittance.
Canada has no diplomatic relations with Taiwan.
"We do not accept visas," Ting said. "We have ID according
to International Olympic Committee regulations. In Sapporo.
Munich and Innsbruck we only needed the ID cards. Why should
the Canadian government step into the sports field?
"THESE PAPERS are worthless," Ting added, showing his
ID card and letters from the Canadian immigration office in-
structing customs officials to recognize the card. "The mais
thing is they breached the promise."
Meanwhile, with the Games scheduled to open July 17, the
Taiwan Olympic team is scattered across the U.S. Approximately
50 members are waiting in California while the remainder is
staying with the Taiwan mission in Boston.
TAIWANESE Olympians walk to the north terminal of Detroit Metropolitan Airport, yesterday, "It's damaging to the morale of our athletes, it's damaging
for a flight to Boston. The team was stranded in Detroit after the Canadian government refused to the image of the International Olympic Committee, and most
to recognize their Olympic identity cards. Six members of the group were allowed to go to of the damage is done to the Canadian government," Ting said.
Montreal, to negotiate with the Canadians. "Right now, the team morale is very low."