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Royals, Phils open tonight

By LARRY FREED
Over the past few seasons both the
* Kansas City Royals and the
Philadelphia Phillies have earned the
reputation as chokers in post-season
competition. But this year, both teams
have hurdled the first obstacle, the
divisional playoffs, and tonight are
ready to vie for the World Champion-
ship, the prize that has thus far eluded
both teams.
The Kansas City Royals got to the
77th annual World Series by knocking
off; the favored New York Yankees in
three straight games. It will be the first
trip for the Royals to the fall classic af-
ter three unsuccessful bids against the
Yanks. In the National League, the
Phillies didn't have as easy of a time
with the Houston Astros. It took them
the full five games to dispose of the cin-
derella team in a series that set back
fundamental baseball 20 years.
The Series matches two teams that
are loaded with hitting talent, but a lit-
tie shallow in the pitching corps. The
Royals are led by George Brett, who
seems to have a lock on the MVP award
after hitting .390 and driving in 118
runs. In addition to Brett, the Royals at-
tack includes Willie Wilson (.326, 230
hits, 79 SB) their fleet-footed left-
fielder, Willie Mays Aikens (20 HR, 98
RBI) at first base and DH Hal McRae
(.297, 83 RBI). The Phillies will counter
the Royals arsenal with a probably
rotation of Bob Walk, Cy Young can-
didate Steve Carlton, Dick Ruthven,
and rookie Marty Bystrom.
The designated hitter rule is once
again activated for this World Series,
and that should greatly improve the
Phillies' attack. This will allow
Manager Dallas Green to move Greg
Luzinski, who is not known for his
agility in left field, to the DH role while
either Lonnie Smith or Greg Gross will
assume Luzinski's outfield position.
Other Philadelphia starters include
third baseman Mike Schmidt, who was
held in check by the Astro pitchers
during the previous series, - first
baseman Pete Rose, one of the few
Philly players with World Series ex-
perience, and the hitting stars of the NL
playoffs, centerfielder Gary Maddox

and second baseman Manny Trillo.
They will be facing the well-rested pit-
ching staff of the Royals that includes
starters Larry Gura, Dennis Leonard,
Rich Gale, and Paul Splittorff, along
with relief ace Dan Quisenberry.
The Series, which opens tonight at
Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, will
showcase two rookie managers with
different coaching philosophies. Kan-
sas City's Jim Frey likes to utilize his
players' speed on the base paths by
stealing, sacrificing, or executing the
hit and run. This will put the pressure
on Philadelphia's catcher Bob Boone,
who stopped the Astros' runners during
the NL series. If-Boone is successful in
shutting down the Royals running
game, it will force Frey to change his
style of play and give the Phillies the
edge.
Dallas Green, the hard-nosed
manager of the Phils, has not made
many friends during his brief tenure,
but he has done something former
Philly skipper Danny Ozark could not
do-get the team to the' World Series.

Green has accomplished this task by
relying on the big inning. Very few of
his Phillies have the words bunt or
sacrifice fly in their vocabulary.
During the season when they trailed in-
the late innings they depended on the
longball from Schmidt (48 HR, 121 RBI)
or Luzinski (19 HR). Instead of moving
a runner over, Green would gamble
that one of his clutch hitters, such as
Bake McBride (.309), Smith (.339) or
Rose (.282) would deliver. Thus far
Green's tactics have worked, but
during the series with the Astros, the
Phillies lacked the fundamental skills
began to show and if they reoccur
against the Royals they probably will
not be as fortunate.
In a short series such as this, the out-
come usually is dependent on which
team has the stronger bench and pit-
ching staff. Both the Royals and the
Phillies have adequate depth. Kansas
City will have Clint Hurdle, Pete
LaCock, Dave Chalk, and Jamie Quirk
do most of the pinch-hitting chores as
well as the back-up work. While the

Phillies will have Greg Gross, Del Un-
ser, Keith Moreland and John
Vuckovich coming off the bench.
Both teams pitching staffs are solid
but they could be vulnerable if they are
forced to go to the bullpen too often. Tug
McGraw, who pitched in all five playoff
games, is the ace of the Phils staff and
is usually called on in the late innings.
If Green is forced to go to a long
reliever, he will probably send for
either Larry Christenson or Kevin
Saucier. Ron Reed and Warren
Brusstar also are available for short
relief. Outside of Quisenberry, the
Royals relief staff is shallow. Ken
Brett, George's brother, and Marty
Pattin will normally be used in long
relief, while Renie' Martin, who has
been inconsistent for the Royals, is the
other short reliever.
If the Royals could get seven or more
good innings from their starters each
game and the rest of the 1980 World
Series goes true to form, look for the
champagne to be flowing in the Royals'
dressing room after game six.

CLUB SPORTS ROUNDUP:
Kickers jolt Way ne, 3-

1

The Michigan Soccer Club defeated
Wayne State, 3-1 last Wednesday night,
raising its record to 2-3.
The Blue booters opened the scoring
in the twentieth minute, when fullback
Frank Marcis took an overlap pass
from right winger Dwayne Johnson and
chipped what looked to be a misguided
crossing pass into the far corner of the
net.
FIFTEEN MINUTES later, Johnson
himself tallied, converting Tim Mc-
Vay's long chip.
The Wolverines missed on several
scoring opportunities and failed to
score for the rest of theafirst half and
the start of the second. Finally, 20
minutes into the second half, Stefan
Mitkov, normally a fullback, slammed
home Tong Park's perfect pass from 12
yards out, right in front of the net.

Wayne State scored near the end of
the game, beating goalie Dave Morgan
(George Youanides played the first
half), but it was too little, too late.
Grad kickers win
Veteran right winger Matt Lynes' two
goals sparked the Michigan Graduate
Soccer Club past the Titans from the
University of Detroit, 4-2, in last Satur-
day's competition in the Motor City.
The grads overcame a 2-1 deficit in a
sluggish first half by tallying three
unanswered goals in the last stanza to
preserve the first win of the season for
the club.
In the first half, the grads struck
early when Lynes knocked in the first
goal of the game off a perfect assist
from captain Uwe Pleban. The Titans
responded by scoring two quick goals,

one on a corner kick and one on a
penalty kick to seize the lead, 2-1.
Fresh from some tongue lashing in a
halftime bull session, the grads netted
three goals in the second half. Lynes
banged in a header, Pleban scored on a
long assist from goalie Jay Weiss, and
Mohamed Boussoufi found the corner of
the net after a pass from Pleban. The
grads will battle the Titans again this
Saturday at home on Fuller Field at 11
a.m.
Rowing club places second
The Michigan rowing club returned
from London, Ontario on October fifth
with a surge of confidence. Both the
men's and women's boats finished in
second place in their meets. A real test
for the crew will be this weekend when
the club travels to Boston to race in the
Head of the Charles.
Ruggers trounce MSU
The Michigan Rugby Football Club
(A-squad) defeated MSU last Saturday
by a score of 15-7. Leading scorer for
the Wolverines was club president Dan
Schimpke with 11 points. David Weber
scored the remaining four.
Club Sports Roundup was re-
ported by Sam Sherber, Bruce
Neary, Greg DeGulis, and Karen
Kann.

AP Photo
A JUBILANT GARRY MADDOX, of the Philadelphia Phillies, is carried off
the field following the Phillies 8-7 win in ten innings Sunday night in Houston.
Maddox got the game winning hit to propel the Phillies into the World Series
tonight against Kansas City.

World Series
Tonight's Game
Game One
Kansas City at Philadelphia, 8:30 p.m.
Tomorrow's Game
Game Two
Kansas City at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m.
Friday's Game
Game Three
Philadelphia at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday's Game
Game Four
Philadelphia at Kansas City, 1:45 p.m.
Sunday's Game
Game Five .
Philadelphia at Kansas City, 3:30 p.m.
(if necessary)
Tuesday, Oct. 21
Game Six
Kansas City at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m.
(if necessary)
Wednesday, Oct. 22
Game Seven
Kansas City at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m.
(if necessary)

SPORTS OF THE DAILY:
0 Women linksters close on upbeat

By LARRY MISHKIN
Paced by the strong shooting of
Elaine Satyshur and Alison Smith, the
women's golf team concluded its 1980
fall season by placing third, out of 20
teams, in the Midwest Regionals held at
the University of Illinois in Champaign
this past weekend.
Playing in what Coach Tom Simon
described as "horrendous weather," the
women turned in a two-day team total
of 695 that was good enough for a third
place finish behind the winning Ohio
State teams' 670 and Marshall Univer-
sity's 677.
Satyshur and Smith were the low
scorers for Michigan turning in 86, 85
and 87, 84 respectively. The other
Michigan scores were Linda Drillock
87, 88; Karyn Colbert 91, 88; and Elaine
Crosby 90,92.
"I was pleased with the win," said
Simon. "It showed our continuing im-
provement for the last four weeks
where we have finished first, sixth, fir-
st, and now third."
The other finishes that Simon
referred to were a first place finish in
the A.I.A.W. tournament at Michigan
State, a sixth place finish out of 18
teams at the Spartan Invitational, and a
first-place finish out of nine teams at
the Central Invitational.
Commenting on the season as a
whole, Simon said, "We had a decent
year. It was not really better than I
thought it would be, but this was due
mainly to our slow start. However, with
our improvement during the second
half of the season, we finished higher
than I thought we would at mid-season.

I was basically pleased with the girl's
performance on the year."
Simon shied away from selecting any
one. of the golfers as his outstanding
performer of the year explaining that it
would be a close choice between three
or four girls.
"One would play well one week, and
the next week another one would play
well. This went on for the entire season.
They were all very close in ability and it
would be very hard to say one was bet-
ter than the other," Simon said.
Looking ahead to next spring, Simon
said, "The girls will definitely be
prepared for their spring season. They
will be involved in a program all winter
designed to improve their strokes, This
should help bring their scores down."
With the fall season ending this past
weekend, Simon has already begun
recruiting golfers for next year's team.
"I have my sights on a couple of girls
who could really help this team a lot.
We'll just have to wait and see if we can
get them," he said.,
This spring, Simon will only lose two
team members, Crosby and Smith, to
graduation so he will have Drillock,
Satyshar, and Colbert all returning
with a year of experience. Because of
this and his optimistic outlook on
recruiting, Simon anticipates a suc-
cessful fall season next year for his
team.
"If we get these recruits and if the
girls work hard this winter and spring,
we should have a very good fall season
next year," he said.
Women harriers place first
The University of Michigan Women's

cross country team took first place in
the Western Michigan Invitational on a
cold rainy day in Kalamazoo last
Saturday.
A total of seven teams competed in
the event. Second in the field, behind
Michigan, was Bowling Green led by
the excellent performance of Betsy
Ryan who finished first.
Behind Ryan, Michigan runners
Melanie Weaver and Suzanne
Fredericks tied for second, with Lisa
Larsen in fourth.
Most of the other Wolverines were
bunched in between 10th and 18th place.
Keeping together seemed to be the
Wolverine's game plan. Coach Ken
Simmons said, "Our girls did really
what we tried to do, stay together. This
(the win) gives us a good record so far.
It's not bad for the second year as a
team."
Last week, Michigan took second at
the Michigan State Invitational.
The other Michigan runners that
placed in the top twenty at Kalamazoo
on Saturday included Lynn Fudala
(10th), Josie Von Voighlander (13th),
Carol Lam (16th), Annette Penilo
(17th), and Ingred Rader (18th).
Central Michigan placed third behind
Michigan and Bowling Green. The
other teams that competed in order of
finish were Western Michigan, Ferris
State, Calvin College and Spring Arbor.
The Wolverines travel to Columbus
Saturday to compete in the Big Ten
Championships.
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