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Page 10-- The Michigan Daily - Thursday, December 8, 1983

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THURS., 7:15, 9:40

Reds sign Parker;
Texas acquires Ward


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)-The Cin-
cinnati Reds signed free agent out-
fielder Dave Parker, a two-time
National League batting champion,
Parker, the National League's most
valuable player in 1978 when he batted
.334 for Pittsburgh, is the second
veteran slugger the Reds have acquired
at baseball's winter meetings. Cincin-
nati obtained 41 year-old Tony Perez
from Philadelphia on Monday.
PARKER WILL receive an estimated
$800,000 for each of the reported two
years in his contract with the Reds.
In other baseball news, the Texas
Rangers traded pitchers Mike
Smithson and John Butcher and a
minor leaguer to the Minnesota Twins
for outfielder Gary Ward.
The trade added two young pitchers
to the Twins' staff, which was bolstered
by the recent signing of relief ace Ron
Davis to a five-year contract.
TEXAS ACQUIRED a player who hit
19 homers and drove in 88 runs in Ward,
Minnesota's only All-Star in 1983, when

he also led American League out-
fielders in assists.
Another American league deal saw
the Cleveland Indians send slugging
out-fielder Gorman Thomas and in-
fielder Jack Perconte to the Seattle
Mariners for second baseman Tony
Thomas played the first 46 games of
the season with Milwaukee before being
traded to the Indians for center fielder
Rick Manning. He hit .183 with five
homers before going to the Indians,
with whom he hit .221 with 17 homers
and 51 RBI. He finished the season with
69 RBI.
Bernazard was likewise traded
during the season, from the Chicago
White Sox to the Mariners.

Back spasms bench ET
By PAUL HELGREN practice a few days before the
Eric Turner will not see action in season opener against Toledo. He sat
Saturday's basketball game against out practice the next day, but retur-
Dayton because of back spasms, ned to the lineup and played every
coach Bill Frieder said yesterday. game until finally the pain forced
"Turner will definitely not play him to the sidelines against Georgia.
Saturday," the fourth-year coach Neither Turner nor Frieder is sure
said. "He might not even play next when he will return to the lineup.
Saturday (Dec. 17 vs. Detroit). I "It's up to me," Turner said.
don't know." "When I feel I'm ready to play, then
BACK SCANS taken at University I'll play."
Hospital yesterday indicated by TURNER added that the season
elimination that muscle spasms in has been a painful one so far because
Turner's lower back were the cause of the injury.
of his discomfort. The tests, "I was playing with pain every
checking for damage to the back- day," he said. "I was getting treat-
bone, were negative. ment from the trainer (Dan Minert)
Although the junior guard's back and taking muscle relaxants for it.
problems first came to light after he And I wore a back-brace underneath
sat out much of last Monday's 76-70 my jersey every game. But it was
win over Georgia, the ailment has never a major problem untilTurner
troubled him since pre-season. Tur- Georgia. Then I knew it was too could miss two games
ner first injured his back during much.



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THURS. 7:00, 9:30
FRI. 1:00, 7:00, 9:30

Kamieniecki, Larkin make
first cut for baseball team

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with AP reports
Two Michigan baseball players were
delighted to discover yesterday that
they had survived the first cut of the
1984 U.S. Olympic team.
Scott Kamieniecki and Barry Larkin,
Wolverine sophomores, are among the
final 44 players competing for 25 spots
on the national team.
"WOW!" EXCLAIMED Kamieniecki
when told the news. I'm pretty ex-
cited. I really had no idea."
The news surprised Larkin, too.
"Are you sure about that?" he said.
"I haven't heard anything yet."
THE OLYMPIC team's 44 players
were announced yesterday in Nash-
ville, Tenn. during professional
baseball's annual winter meetings. The
players were chosen from a group of 76
who participated in a national tryout in
Louisville Oct. 22-23.
Head coach Rod Dedeaux, coach at
Southern Cal, and his staff must pick
the 25-man roster by June 1, 1984.
Kamieniecki, a right-handed pitcher
and former second-round draft choice
of the Detroit Tigers, finished last
summer's college season with a 5-1



record and a 2.84 ERA. The West Quad
resident made the cut despite missing
the national tryout.
"MY ARM WASN'T 100 percent
then," Kamieniecki said. "I didn't go
because I wouldn't have been able to
show much. I was weak from throwing
so much in the fall."
Larkin, Michigan's shortstop and a
former second-round draftee of the
Cincinnati Reds, batted .352 last year
with five home runs and 53 runs scored.
The Cincinnati native said he left the
earlier tryout thinking that he'd make
the team.
"I did pretty well down there (in
Louisville)," he said. "I felt confident
about making it and I still do feel con-
fident about it."
KAMIENIECKI and Larkin both said
that their chances of making the final
cut depend on their performances this
"I've heard my chances are pretty
good," said Kamieniecki. "I guess I
have the ability. I just have to show it."
Besides the Michigan duo, the
current Olympic team roster contains
the sons of two former major league
ballplayers. Mel Stottlemyre, Jr.,
whose father pitched for the New York
Yankees, and Jim Fregosi, Jr., son of
the ex-California Angels shortstop and
manager, both survived the cut.
Two Wolverine opponents from last
spring also made the squad. Outfielder
Oddibe McDowell of Arizona State and
second baseman William Bates of
Texas were among the 44 players an-
nounced yesterday by the U.S. Baseball
Federation and the General Electric
Major Appliance Business Group, a
sponsor of the team.

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They span the miles and the
years - and show you've remembered.
Creative excellence is an American tradition.

Doily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
Barry Larkin puts the tag on Indiana's Bucky Autry in a game last Spring.
Larkin and teammate Scott Kamieniecki both survived the first cut for the
U.S. Olympic baseball team.

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NCAA rulesu
Dupree must
sit- out 1984
MISSION, Kan. (AP)-Marcu4
Dupree, the former star Oklahoma
running back who transferred to
Southern Mississippi this fall, apparent-
tly will have to sit out the 1984 football
A rules interpretation by the staff of
the National Collegiate Athletic
Association this week says Dupree will
not be eligible until the 1985 season,
when he will have two years of
eligibility left, Tom Yeager, assista
director of legislative services, sai
sought initially by the Metro Conferen-
ce, headquartered in Atlanta, but
Yeager said the NCAA received a
similar letter from Southern Mississip-
Yeager said either the conference or
the university could ask for a ruling by
the NCAA Council on the interpretation,
but Athletic.Director Roland Dale sai
yesterday he planned no further action






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