The Michigcn Daily-Friday, September 11, 1981-Page 13-A
SPORTS OF THE DAILY
By RON POLLACK
After a summer of negotiations with
the Cleveland Indians, it appears that
Michigan's Jim Paciorek will return for
his senior year with the Wolverine
When the 1981 season ended for the
Wolverine batsmen, there was
speculation that the 6-5, 205 pound
P ightfielder would forego his final
ollege campaign for pro dollars.
However, Paciorek was not chosen un-
til the 14th round of the draft, reducing
his bargaining power.
"WHEN I TALKED to him
(Paciorek) last (two weeks ago), he
said he was not going to sign with
Cleveland unless them came up with
more money," said Michigan head
baseball coach Bud Middaugh.
Paciorek batted .366 last season while
setting single-season Wolverine records
in hits (82), at-bats (224), triples (eight)
and total bases (125). He also tied a con-
ference record by the entire Big 10
season without striking out.
Paciorek's three-year batting
average with the Wolverines is .351.
With one season of eligibility left, he
already owns the career record for
RBI's (118), triples (13) and hits (176).
He, is also tied with last year's starting,
catcher, Gerry Hool, for the Michigan
areer mark in doubles with 33.
USA vs. Canada in semis
MONTREAL (AP) - Team Canada
faces off against the United States
tonight in a Canada Cup semifinal
game that will determine the mythical
North America championship of the
six-country hockey competition.
Canada, which recorded four vic-
tories and a tie in its five-round-robin
games, finished first; and the
Americans, with a 2-2-1 won-lost-tied
record, fourth. The second-place Soviet
Union meets third-place
Czechoslovakia in the other semifinal
this evening at Ottowa.
But is a sudden-death playoff game a
fitting reward for the only unbeaten
team in round-robin play?
"A ONE-GAME system is scary in
sone respects, but everybody knew the
way they go in these kinds of tour-
naments," left wing Bob Gainey said
before the Canadian team boarded a
bus to practice yesterday at a suburban
arena, while the Forum was being
prepared for a rock concert.
In fact, this being only the second
Canada Cup tournament, it's im-
possible to establish any usual format.
In 1976, the top two teams, Canada and
Czechoslovakia, advanced to a best-of-
three final after the round-robin, Canada
winning in two straight games.
"Sure, it could happen," assistant
coach Al Macneil of the Canadian team.
said of the possibility of an upset at the
hands of the lower-ranked Americans
in what everyone expects will be a
physical game. "That'swhat the ex-
citement's all about.
"It adds to the spectacle of the tour-
nament. You have to rise up and ,be
ready at the right time."
Canada defeated the Americans 8-3
on Sept. 3 at Edmonton in their round-
The book on the American squad is
that it's somewhat short of firepower
among the forwards, boasts a solid
defence corps and has an ace in the hole
in goalie Tony Esposito, a former inter-
national player for Canada who gained
his U.S. citizenship just in time to
represent that country.
Isiah emcees benefit
BLOOMINGTON (AP) - Isiah
Thomas, who sparked Indiana Univer-
sity to the NCAA basketball champion-
ship last March and then decided to
skip his final two years of eligibility to
play in the National Basketball
Association, is back in town and trying
to help a former teammate.
Thomas, who will be a rookie with the
Detroit Pistons in the 1981-82 season,
was the master of ceremonies ats-a
benefit for Landon Turner. The benefit
was held at Oscar's, a local nightspot,
with the Indiana University jazz band
and a local quintet providing the enter-
OSCAR'S AND Duroc Records of
Bloomington sponsored the event,
asking for a minimum cover charge of
$2. An employee at the club said that all
proceeds for admission were to be
donated to help pay Turner's medical
cost. The employee said about 300 per-
sons attended the benefit but that she
did not know the exact amount of
Turner, a 6-foot-10 forward who
would have been a senior this fall, is
hospitalized in Indianapolis from in-
juries received in a July 26 auto ac-
Fred Price, a spokesman for
Methodist Hospital, said Turner was
moved to the hospital's spinal chord
unit last week and was beginning his
rehabilative program to prepare for his
Decade's top ten athletes
have been selected as finalists in the Lloyd, tennis; and Bruce Jenner, track
American 'Cancer Sicoety's Athlete of and field.
the Decade competition for the period Previous winners Mujammad Ali,
1971-1981. (1968-1978), Jack Nicklaus (1969-1979)
A nominating committee of more and Bjorn Borg (1970-1980) are no
than 300 sports writers and broad- longer eligible for the award.
casters chose the list. It was composed Final Selection of the decade's top
of Pete Rose, baseball; Kareem Adbul- athlete will be by a panel of more than
Jabbar, basketball; Sugar Ray 4,006,sports journalists and the winner
Leonard, boxing; 0. J. Simpson, foot- will be hoinored at a dinner at the New
ball; Tom .Watson, golf; Bobby Orr, York Hilton, Nov. 16. All proceeds of the
hockey; Willie Shoemaker, horse program benefit the American Cancer
racing; Pele, soccer; Chris Evert Society.
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BOOG POWELL (Former American
Baseball Great): Koichi here has
been giving me a.new angle on
baseball. It seems the game's a
little different in Japan.
KOICHI NUMAZAWA (Former
Japanese Baseball Great):
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you drink Lite Beer cause it's less
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drink it, too! I guess we have a lot
more in common than I thought.
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big to play on
Walking on air
The Seattle Mariner's Julio Cruz flies through the air after tossing the ball to
first while Charlie Beamon of the Toronto Blue Jays slides into second in
Toronto last night.
ARace To Remember..
The scene: . . Michigan Football Stadium on Septem-
ber 13th as upwards of 1200 runners anxiously await
the track of a gun that will start the second annual
Michigan Big Ten Race through the streets and rolling
hills of beautiful Ann Arbor and the U of M Campus.
Be there for the race the Michigan Runner Magazine
last year called "one of the finest races in the state."
Be there for a 10 mile run that is destined to become a
classic in the Midwest.
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