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DH rule adopted for Series
PHIOENIX, Ariz. U) - Designated hitters will
be used in the World Series for the first time
this year, Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn
< rdered yesterday.
The American League, which has used an ex-
S trn hitter for the pitcher since 1973, proposed
using fDHs in the World Series at baseball's an-
nMa immmer meeting. The National League own-
ers rejected the idea, but were overruled by
"I cast a vote with the American League pro-
posa- to use designated hitters alternate years
Vithe World Series, beginning in 1976," Kuhn
siid in casting the tie-breaking vote.
"DESIGNATED hitters will be used in every
game of the 1976 World Series," Kuhn said.
ie explained that under the alternate-year
plan, designated hitters could not be used in
the 1977 Series but would return in 1978, and be
used in alternate years thereafter.
The Al. club owners also proposed using des-
ignated hitters in their parks for all post-season,
all-star and exhibition games with NL clubs.
Kuhn declined to supply the tie-breaking vote
Kuhn on that proposal.
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"I have not adopted it (DH rule) for the All-
Star Game," the commissioner said. "In that '
game, you want to use a different hitter every
IN ADDITION, Kuhn named a six-man com-
mittee consisting of the league presidents Chub
Feeney and Lee McPhail and four others to
"come up with a formula for a uniform use of
the designated hitter throughout both leagues."
Previously, American League clubs had pro-
posed using the designated hitters in World
Series games played in their parks.
The commissioner also cast the tie-breaking
vote when the National League rejected an AL
proposal for expanded performance bonuses to
"Subject to discussion with the Players' As-
sociation," Kuhn said performance bonuses
would be allowed for batters, based on their hit-
ting average,- runs batted in, homers, slugging
percentage, stolen bases, runs scored, total bases
and bases on balls.
For pitchers, the bonuses can be based on
games won, earned run averages, saves and
winning percentage. Feeney
ianager Robinson drives
Tribe past Rangers, 5-4
W I Pct. GB
New York 67 44 .605 -
Baltimore 56 53 .514 10
Cleveland 55 56 .495 12
Detroit 54 58 .482 13i/
Boston 52 57 .477 i4
Milwaukee 47 60 .439 i8
KansasdCity 6 44 .607 -
Oakland 60 53i.531 8x/>
Minnesota 56 57 .494 12.
Texas 54 58 .482 14
California 50 04 .439 19
Chicago 47 60 .432 19? >
Cleveland 5, Texas 4
New York 12, Minnesota 5
Boston at California, n
Milwaukee at Oakland, n
Only games scheduled
Chicago (Gossage 6-11) at Balti-
more tMay 8-8), 7:30 p.m.
Texas (Umbarger 7-8) at Cleve-
land (Eckersley 7-9), 7:30 p.m.
Detroit (Ruble 6-9) at Kansas
City (Fitzmorris 14-6), 8:30 p.m.
New York tFigueroa 14-6) at Mitu-
nesota (Bane 4-3), 9 p.m.
Milwaukee (Augustine 4-8) at
California (Hartzell 3-2), 10:30 p.m.
Boston (Jenkins 11-9) at Oakland
(Norris 3-3), It p.m.
W L Pet. GB
Philadelphia 74 37 .661 -
Pittsburgh 60 52 .536 14
New York 59 57 .509 17
Chicago 52 64. 448 24
St. Louis 47 63 .427776
Montreal 40.6 8.370 32
Cincinnati 75 40 .652 -
Los Angeles 60 57 .540 13
Houston 58 59 .496 18
San Diego 56 61 .479 20
Atlanta 53 62 .461 77
Son Francisco 49 61 .419 7
San Diego 3, New York 0
Cincinnati 8, Chicago 3
Atlanta 4, Philadelphia 3
Only tames scheduled
Los Angeles (John 6-8 and ilooton
7-12) at Chicago (Renko 5-6 and
Stone 3-4), 2, 1 p.m.
San Diego (Freislreen 7-9 and
Strom 9-12) at Montreal (Rogers
4-10 and Dunning 2-4), 2, 6:05 p.m.
St. Louis (Falcone 8-11) at At-
lanto (Ruthven 13-9), 7:35 p.m.
Cincinnati (Billingham 9-8) at
New York (Lolich 7-10), 8:05 p.m.
San Francisco (Halicki 9-13) at
Philadelphia (Kaat 10-6), 8:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Kison 9-7) at Hous-
ton (Richard 13-12), 8:35 p.m.
By The Associated Press
C L E V E L A N D - Player
Manager Frank Robinson rap-
ped a pinch single in the bot-
tom of he ninth Thursday night
to rally the Cleveland Indians
to a 5-4 victory over the Texas
Reliever Dave LaRoche, 1-3,
was the winner and Craig Ter-
pko, 3-3, was the loser.
The Indians entered the
ninth trailing 4-3. John Low-
enstein led of with a pinch
double. Duane Kuiper ad-
vanced him to third with a
ground ball and Larvell
Blanks tied the score with a
single up the middle.
Rick Manning then doubled
off the glove of right fielder
Tom Grieve, sending Blanks
to third. Reliever Jeff Bacsik in-
tentionally walked Rico Carty
to load the bases and then gave
up Robinson's game-winning
The Rangers took a 4-3 lead
in the sixth with two unearned
runs on a pair of walks, errors
by Cleveland second baseman
Blanks and starting pitcher Pat
Dobson and Roy Howell's sacri-
BL O O M I N G T O N,
Minn. - The New York Yan-
kees banged out 16 base hits
and took advantage of five
Minnesota errors to whip the
Twins 12-5 Thursday night as
Catfish Hunter cruised to his
first victory in 23 days.
Chris Chambliss knocked in
three runs with a bases-loaded
double in the fourth inning,
sending the Yankees into a 7-1
lead and giving the New York
first baseman the league-lead-
ership with 76 RBI.
Mickey Rivers and Carlos
May had three hits and drove
in two runs apiece for the
Yankees, who opened a 10-
game lead in the AL East
over the idle Baltimore Or-
Hunter, who had lost four
straight games since defeating
Oakland 10-1 on July 21, had
little trouble until Steve
Braun's bases loaded triple in
the seventh. Hunter, however,
finished for the 16th time this
season, and improved his re-
cord to 13-12.
Minnesota starter Steve Leub-
her, 3-3, was knocked out in
the fourth inning after giving
up seven runs on seven hits.
KERMIT ZARLEY blasts from
a trap during the PGA cham-
pionship at the Congressional
country club yesterday. The first
round leader is Tom Weiskopf,
who shot a five-under 65 in hot,
humid weather. Tied for second
at 66 are Tom Kite and Dr. Gil
Morgan. See story, page 11.