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July 13, 1976 - Image 12

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Poge Twelve


Tuesday, July 13, 1976

Cincinnati Reds' manager
Sparky Anderson and Bos-
ton Red Sox manager Dar-
rell Johnson chat about the
1976 All-star game to be
played tonight in Philadel-
phia. Johnson and Anderson
were the opposing manag-
ers in last year's World
Series, thus earning the
honor of being the manag-
ers for tonight's celestial
classic. Anderson and John-
son named Randy Jones of
the San Diego Padres and
Detroit's Mark Fidrych as
their starting pitchers, re-

AL youth vs. NL experience

By The Associated Press
Speedy Ron LeFlore of the De-
troit Tigers was named to lead
off for the American League in
its bid to end the National
League's four-game winning
streak in tonight's All-Star base-
ball game.
Johnson, manager of the Bos-
ton Red Sox, said he would use
LeFlore, normally a centerfiel-
der in left field. He will be fol-
lowed in the lineup by first
baseman Rod Carew of Min-
nesota and Third baseman
George Brett of Kansas City.

Thurman Munson, the New
York Yankee catcher, will bat
B 0 S T 0 N ' S Fred Lynn
play centerfield and bat fifth,
followed by Texas shortstop
Toby Harrah, Detroit fielder
Rusty Staub and second base-
man Bobby Grich of Baltimore.
Tiger rookie Mark Fidrych will
be Johnson's starting pitcher
and bat ninth.
Johnson picked his own play-
er Lynn, to play center field
and moved LeFlore, a center-
fielder to left.
"In my opinion. Freddy Lynn

is a better center fielder than
Ron LeFlore," Johnson said of
his shift of LeFlore to left.
Johnson shrugged off criti-
cism of his selection of pitchers
by Baltimore's Jim Palmer,
who was left off the AL squad.
"WHEN Jim Palmer gets to
the point where he can man-
age an All-Star team, he can
pick the pitchers and I'm sure
he'll do an excellent job,"
National League Manager
Sparky Anderson of the Cincin-
nati Reds named Cincinnati's
Pete Rose, the NL third base-

Owners, players settle
reserve clause dispute

man, to bat first. He will be fol-
lowed by Los Angeles first
baseman Steve Garvey, second
baseman Joe Morgan of the
Reds and his teammate, center-
fielder George Foster.
Greg Luzinski of Philadelphia
will bat fifth and play left field
followed by Cincinnati catcher
Johnny Bench, right fielder
Dave Kingman of the New
York Mets, Cincinnati shortstop
Dave Concepcion and pitcher
Randy Jones of San Diego.
ANDERSON said most of his
starters would have at least
two at-bats and that his catch-
er, Bench, would leave the
game after four or five innings.
"I think Bob Boone should
play here in Philadelphia,"
said Anderson.
Boone has had a statistically
better year than Bench and fin-
ished second in the fan ballot-
ing for the startingcatching
The pullout of Atlanta pitcher
Andy Messersmith received
considerable attention Monday
as baseball's best players as-
sembled for the 47th clash be-
tween the two leagues.
PICKED for the game by NL
Manager Sparky Anderson, the
Braves right-hander begged off

because of a hamstring injury
and teammate Dick Ruthven
replaced him. But his ham-
string was well enough for Mes-
sersmith to pitch eight innings
Saturday night.
Anderson was bothered by the
"I'll try to speak for all of
baseball," he said, "The All-
Star Game receipts go into our
pension and retirement plans.
Because of that, any player
must participate if he's se-
lected. It's not only an honor.
It's for the pension plan."
As for the game itself, two
of the more famous pitchers at
present should provide an ex-
citing duel in the first three
innings, Mark Fidrych (9-2)of
Detroit and Randy Jones (16-3)
of San Diego.
A CROWD of 61,000 fans in-
ciding President Ford is
scheduled to be on hand at Vet-
erans Stadium. The National
League has won the last four
major league baseball All-Star
Games and holds an overall 27-
18-1 lead in the series.
In the balloting, Cincinnati'
Joe Morgan received more
votes than any other player
with 3,079,082 fans voting for
him as the starting National
League second baseman.

PHILADELPHIA (P)-The Major League Play-
ers Association agreed to a four-year contract
with baseball club owners yesterday, apparently
ending 13 months of negotiations.
The contract was announced by Marvin Miller,
the association's executive director, who said it
was approved by the group's executive board
snd must now be ratified by the full member-
The six-member Player Relations Committee,
representing the owners, voted unanimous ap-
oroval, and the full complement of 24 owners will
:seet here Wednesday to ratify the agreement.
Miller was asked if the conflict was over.
"I believe so," he said.
No details of the agreement were announced
but it was reported that the contract called
for a six-year reserve clause and a 29 per cent
increase in pension benefits.
Under the reported reserve clause agreement,
at the end of six years in the majors a player
would be eligible to become a free agent and sell
his services to any other club. Once a player

signed with a new club he would have to stay
with that team for five years.
Miller said the vote was 22 for the contract,
with one abstention. One player representative
was absent.
Negotiators for the two sides apparently ham-
mered out the new agreement at a day-long meet-
ing Sunday. Miller had scheduled a briefing ses-
sion for the All-Star Game because of the break
in the schedule, making it possible to gather the
club representatives.
Commissioner Bowie Kuhn welcomed the
settlement, saying, "The negotiating teams
have worked extraordinarily hard over the last
several months to bring about this level of
agreement. It is constructive and good for
Kuhn refused to reveal any details of the settle-
ment but said it would take place "in two differ-
ent stages.
"I will recommend agreement to the owners
at our meeting Wednesday."

National League American League
Pete Rose, Cincinnati 3b Ron LeFlore, Detroit if
Steve Garvey, Los Angles lb Rod Carew, Minnesota lb
Joe Morgan, Cincinnati 2b George Brett, Kansas City 3b
George Foster, Cincinnati cf Thurman Munson, New York c
Greg Luzinski, Philadelphia If Fred Lynn, Boston cI
Johnny Bench, Cincinnati c Toby Harrah, Texas ss
Dave Kingman, New York rf Rusty Staub, Detroit rf
Dave Concepcion, Cincinnati ss Bobby Grich, Baltimore 2b
Randy Jones, San Diego p Mark Fidrych, Detroit 0

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