Page 14 - The Michigan Daily - Monday, September 12, 1988
AROUND THE HORN
NEW YORK (AP) - Claudell
Washington's two-run homer in the
bottom of the 18th inning gave New
York a 5-4 victory over Detroit
Sunday and enabled the Yankees to
complete a four-game sweep of the
The Yankees moved into second
place in the American League East,
one percentage point ahead of the
Tigers and 3 1/2 games behind the
first-place Boston Red Sox.
The game lasted six hours and
one minute, the longest game by
time in the American league this
season. The 18 innings were also an
The Tigers, who led the AL East
by four games August 21, have lost
17 out of 20.
Rickey Henderson led off the 18th
with a walk against Guillermo
Hernandez, 5-5, the Tigers' third
pitcher. Washington then connected
on an 0-1 pitch for his ninth homer
of the season and second game-
winning shot in the series.
Steve Shields, 4-4, the Yankees'
sixth pitcher, was the winner despite
allowing the TIgers to take a 4-3
lead in the top of the 18th.
Matt Nokes reached on a fielding
error by Yankees' first baseman Don
Mattingly, took second on Tom
Brookens' sacrifice and scored on
rookie Tory Lovullo's single to
Detroit starter Doyle Alexader,
yinless in seven starts since August
6, allowed six hits in eight innings,
striking out four. Mike Henneman
blanked the Yankees on five hits
over the next seven innings.
1 New York relievers Hipolito
Pena, Dale Mohorcic and Dave
Reighetti combined to blank the
Tigers on three hits over 8 1/3
Alan Trammel tied the score in
tie seventh inning with a one-out
homer, his 15th, off Neil Allen,
who relieved Al Leiter in the fifth
with the Yankees leading 3-1.
Allen allowed Brookens' triple
and Fred Lynn's single in the sixth.
C Jack Clark gave New York a 2-1
lead in the second with his 24th
lome run, his second since August
9. Consecutive doubles by
Mattingly and Dave Winfield in the
fourth made it 3-1.
Detroit scored in the second when
Larry Herndon walked, Mike Heath
Yankee manager Lou Piniella (left) and Claudell Washington (center) head for the dugout
after Washington's two-run homer in the 18th inning beat the Tigers, 5-4. The win
completed a four-game sweep of Detroit.
singled and Brookens doubled.
Indians 4, Bosox 2
BOSTON (AP) - Willie
Upshaw's RBI single broke a tie in
the eigth inning and Tom Candiotti
allowed five hits in seven innings as
the Cleveland Indians beat the
Boston Red Sox 4-2 Sunday.
Dave Clark and Joe Carter hit
homers as the Indians handed the Red
Sox just their second loss in the last
Candiotti struck out one and
walked one in improving his record
to 12-8. Doug Jones worked two
innings to earn his 32nd save in 38
Pinch-hitter Terry Francona led
off the eigth by beating out a single
to the left of the mound against
reliever Bob Stanley, 6-4.
Paul Zuvella ran for Francona and
took second on Alfonse Jiminez's
sacrifice. Lee Smith replaced Stanley
and Upshaw grounded a single
through the hole to right, scoring
Orioles 4, Jays 2.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Dave
Schmidt survived a shaky first
inning to win for the fifth time in
six decisions as a starter and the
Baltimore Orioles beat the Toronto
Blue Jays 4-2 Sunday.
Schmidt, 8-4, gave up hits to
four of the first five batters he faced
but settled down to allow just two
runners in scoring position over the
next six innings. Schmidt, placed in
the rotation August 4, allowed eight
hits and walked none. Mark
Thurmond worked two innings to
earn his third save.
The losing pitcher was Mike
Flanagan, 11-13, who made his first
start at Memorial Stadium since
being traded by the Orioles last
Brewers 5, Mariners 3
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Don
August allowed seven hits in eight-
plus inning and Robin Yount's two-
run double keyed a four-run fifth as
the Milwaukee Brewers beat the
Seattle Mariners 5-3 Sunday.
The Brewers moved to within 4
1/2 games of the first-place Boston
Red Sox in the American League
August, 10-6, walked none and
struck out none but needed relief
from Dan Plesac after allowing a
single to Alvin. Davis and a double
to Steve Balboni to lead off the
Plesac earned his 30th save in 34
opportunities despite allowing Edgar
Martinez's two-run double.
The Brewers chased Seattle starter
Mike Campbell, 6-9, in the fifth.
Phillies 7, Pirates 4
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Juan
Samuel hit a two-run homer and
Ricky Jordan and John Russel each
got two hits and drove in a run
yesterday as the Philadelphia Phillies
ended a four-game losing streak with
a 7-4 victory over the Pittsburgh
Marvin Freeman, 2-2, gave up
seven hits in 6 1-3 innings and won
his second straight start. John
Smiley, 11-10, is 2-6 in 11 starts
since the All-Star break.
Third Baseman Bobby Bonilla's
error helped the Phillies score three
unearned runs in the fifth.
THE SPORTING VIEWS
lacking in credibility
BY JOSHUA LEVIN
George Foreman made another fast buck on his unimpressive comeback
campaign Saturday night by dropping the undistinguished Bobby Hitz in
the first round of their heavyweight fight at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
Foreman, the heavyweight champion from 1973-1974, made his returd
to the ring 18 months ago after a 10-year layoff, which he spent eating
and serving as a minister in Houston, Texas. His resurrection has bee
marked only by his shaven head, girth and easy victories against unknown
and washed up opponents.
Fight fans who remember Foreman's first boxing career must b
suffering from sadly mixed emotions about his return to the ring. After
taking the gold medal in the 1968 Olympics, Foreman stormed on to t4
professional scene and immediately established himself as the most feare4
and ferocious heavyweight in the game. From his pro debut to hi*
retirement in 1977, Foreman knocked out his opponent 43 times in hi
45 victories, including a streak of 24 straight knockouts. Aft4
demolishing Frazier in two rounds in 1973, the undefeated Foremai
defended his title twice successfully before losing in eight rounds t1
Muhammad Ali in 1974.
THE ALI FIGHT WAS the perfect illustration of Foreman'
bulldozer approach to boxing. Richard Pryor once quipped, "George has a
unique boxing style - none." Foreman came out furiously against the
smaller, less powerful Ali, who was expected to "float like a butterfly and
sting like a bee" until Foreman caught him with one of his sledgehamme
right hands and ended the fight. Instead, Ali balled up against the rope
and let Foreman pound him non-stop for seven straight rounds. i
The rope-a-dope style which Ali had invented for the fight reveale '
Foreman's lack of ring savvy and insufficient conditioning, and t
champion punched himself into exhaustion. Ali sprung off the ropes i
the eigth and dropped Foreman for his only knockout defeat - and th
Foreman was devastated by the loss, and sunk to fighting exhibitiona
- once knocking out five men in one night in 1975 - before
campaigning in earnest for a return bout with Ali. The soft-punching
Jimmy Young upset Foreman in 1977, and after the bout Forema
claimed he had an encounter with Jesus Christ in the dressing room an
quit boxing to spread the word of God.
IN 1987, AFTER 10 YEARS and at least 60 pounds, Foremnas
was broke and bored. When asked last year why, at 39, he was returnin
to the ring, Foreman smiled and responded, "M-O-N-E-Y." Foreman als.
says he seeks the chance to regain the heavyweight championshil)
However, if this is true, he's doing it the long way by fighting the Rocky
Sekorskis of the world instead of challenging a ranked contender. ThougO
he claims to be willing to fight anyone, ESPN and Top Rank Boxing
Productions dropped Foreman, who had fought several times for them last
year, because of his lame opponents.
Perhaps not moving up would be in Foreman's best interest. As it is
he is making good money (his purse for Saturday's bout was estimated t4
be $55,000) and running little risk of serious injury against obviously
Hitz, the latest victim, was unknown, untried, and outweighed b
Foreman by at least 30 pounds. Foreman is listed at 242, but that must
be a 20 pound understatement. One ringside fan gasped when Foreman
removed his robe, "God, look at that stomach ... he is one fa
motherbleeper." The fight consisted of Hitz (213 pounds) running a
double pace around the outskirts of the ring as George plodded after him
and backed him up two or three steps with every connecting left jab. It "
took exactly one right hand punch for the "Hit Man" to hit the canvas flat
on his face. Foreman hadn't even broken a healthy sweat.
Despite his choice of non-opponents and the predictable outcomes of
his fights, Foreman's comeback has still received significant attention.
His charm, history, popularity, and still-awesome power(he has knocked
out all 12 opponents he's faced in his comeback) make Foreman a big
draw and crowd favorite wherever he fights.
Also, the paucity of talent in the heavyweight division and champion
Mike Tyson's seeming invincability might just create the opporunity for
Foreman to fight for the title. For George Foreman's health and sake,
however, fight fans should hope that the comeback remains the
entertaining sideshow it has been and that Foreman re-retires before he
First NFL game to be
played in Phoenix
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - After incentive will be tremendous. We-e
watching his Cowboys knock St. ' expecting a great game from t e
Louis out of a playoff berth last Cardinals and we'll have to fight o
season, Dallas coach Tom Landry stay with them."
says he's dreading the thought of The Cardinls finished 7-8 last yelar
facing the Cardinals now that they've and missed the playoffs after losiig
moved to Phoenix. 21-16 at Dallas in the regular-seasqn
The two teams meet here tonight finale.
in the first NFL regular-season game "In order to make the playoff s,
ever played in this state. which is our main goal this year,
"I would rather not be playing this we've got to at least split with toe
game with it being there first game teams in the (NFC) East. This is o e
in Phoenix and on a Monday night of those games," said Phoenix coach
and all," Landry said. "I'm sure their Gene Stallings.
INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION
preparation for medical
school, guest medical speaker,
the medical school experience,
THURSDAY, SEPT. 15
FOR CHORAL UNION AND FESTIVAL CHORUS
Join in a holiday tradition:
Sing with the University Musical Society
CHORAL UNION in its annual performance of
Handel's MESSIAH, accompanied by members of
the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, '
December 2, 3 & 4.
Festival Chorus performs Mendelssohn's
"Die Erste Walpurgisnacht" with the
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra at the May Festival
April 29, 1989.
Proposed Festival Chorus tour of
Great Britain in Summer 1989.
AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD
For an audition appointment or further information, call the Chorus
Manager's office at the University Musical Society, 936-0430.
I VE1(I7TY (:MUSICAL WOCIETY f
Career Planning and Placement
A Unit of Student Services
The University of Michigan
computer sheet binders
glue pen refills
graph paper pens
gummed reinforcements poster boa
hanging folder poster paii
index cards poster put
TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN AND
FEATURING ALL TIME FAVORITES
With your Host
OrDTreIA D 4 A
~ ~ ~
index tahcsmpmn nri