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The Michigan Daily
Thursday, November 10, 1988
Viola earns AL
Cy Young Award
Modest winder leads Blue attack
BY LISA GILBERT
Michigan winger Ryan "Puddy"
Pardoski has a right to be cocky.
After winning CCHA Player-of-
the-Week and scoring seven goals in
the last four games, it would be
understandable if he let this recent
success go to his head - at least a
Pardoski should finally be
enjoying his moment in the spot-
light after two years of frustra-tion.
He should be walking on air,
revelling in all of the attention that
has been bestowed upon him.
PERHAPS. But to say that
Pardoski isn't letting all of the
accolades go to his head is a major
understatement. Talking to him you
realize that he is truly unaffected by
" all this recent success. Pardoski
exemplifies a mild-mannered team
player, modest about his own
personal achievements. Just listen.
"Winning the CCHA Player-of-
the-Week award makes me feel good.
The competition in the league is
unbelievable and to even be
nominated from our team because
there are so many good players is
do honor in itself," said Pardoski.
Wait a second. Is this guy for
r6al? To be nominated in a week
When he scored a hat trick, which
included the game tying and game
wining goals, is an honor? He must
by kidding, or maybe even fishing for
"Things are coming together for
me," explained Pardoski. "I've had
more opportunities and I've been
capitalizing on them. I guess I've
just been getting some lucky
BUT SEVEN lucky bounces in
four games is a bit much.
Other factors have also contributed to
his sudden scoring outburst -
factors such as hours of hard work
and dedication that are beginning to
-, pay dividends.
Wolverine hockey player Rya
many opponents in the past tv
Pardoski has been boistorou
scoring seven goals in four ga
Said Michigan coach Red
Berenson: "Ryan has been playing
hard and I knew something had to
give. The big difference is simply
that the puck is going in the net.
Once he got his confidence, things
began to snowball."
It's about time Pardoski started
getting a few breaks. After learning
the ropes and spending most of the
season on the bench his first year, he
was off to a good start his
sophomore year until he tore a
ligament in his knee. He missed over
a month of action and was never able
to regain his early season form.
"(The injury) really put a damper
on things," said Pardoski. "I couldn't
get back into the swing of things and
play up to my potential."
THIS YEAR Pardoski was
an Pardoski has scooted by
wo weeks. Modest off the ice,
us on the slippery surface,
determined to prove himself. But
when things didn't go well the first
couple weekends, he started pressing.
It was time for Berenson to offer
some words of wisdom.
"Coach approached me and we
had a couple of talks," said Pardoski.
"He explained to me that as a junior
he expected more of a contribution
Pardoski, like many other
Wolverines, has the utmost respect
for Berenson. "He is always there for
you if you have problems. He's been
on the other side of the ball too, and
many people are intimidated by that."
But Berenson was only one of the
reasons that Pardoski decided to leave
his hometown in Calgary and attend
Michigan. Convinced that getting a
university degree was a necessity, he
chose Michigan because he knew that
it was an up and coming program.
LIKE FORMER Calgary
Canuck teammates Brad Turner,
Randy Kwong and Warren Sharples,
Pardoski wanted the opportunity to
play right away.
An all-star pitcher and infielder,
Pardoski's baseball career ended when
he came to Michigan. Although he
received scholarship offers from a few
junior colleges, realistically he knew
that his future was in hockey.
"As a Canadian, I feel more
secure about hockey. My father
played hockey and I've been to games
since I was a baby. I think I had my
first pair of skates by the time I was
two or three."
Pardoski only hopes that hockey
will be his future as much as it is his
past. Drafted by the New Jersey
Devils in 1986, he envisions a pro
career somewhere down the line.
"I PROBABLY won't make
the team right away, but I think I can
play in the farm system for a couple
years. If not, then I'd definitely
consider the Canadian Olympic
Although hockey will always be
his first love, Pardoski realizes that
he has had to make sacrifices along
"Hockey takes up so much time.
I think about it quite a bit, but I also
have to keep up with my studies to
remain eligible. You have to learn to
organize your time effectively or you
"Even though we're not allowed
to go to the bar during the week, we
still have fun amongst ourselves.
The hockey team is like a fraternity
and we know that the reason we're all
here is to play hockey.
"It's hard for me to explain what's
been happening to me. I'm just
using it to build my confidence and
play better. If I score more goals
great, but if I don't and- I keep doing
my job defensively then I still think
I'm playing well."
So much for cockiness.
NEW YORK (AP) - Frank
Viola, the Minnesota Twins left-
hander who led the major leagues in
victories in compiling a 24-7 record,
was named winner of the 1988
American League Cy Young Award
Viola received 27 of a possible 28
first-place votes and 138 of a
possible 140 points from the
Baseball Writers' Association of
America. Dennis Eckersley of the
Oakland Athletics got the other first-
place vote and was second with 52
MARK GUBICZA of the
Kansas City Royals was third with
26 points. Dave Stewart of Oakland
had 16. Bruce Hurst of the Boston
Red Sox had 12 and teammate Roger
Clemens, Cy Young winner in 1986
and 1987, had eight.
"I didn't know what to expect,"
Viola said from his Orlando, Fla.
home. "I didn't worry about it. You
don't want to get your hopes up too
high so that they get shot down."
Viola, the most valuable player of
the 1987 World Series, had a 2.64
earned-run average this season and
193 strikeouts, ranking rank third in
the AL in each department.
"It took me five-plus years to find
this kind of consistency. This year is
just a carryover from last year,"
Viola said just before the season
"IT'S BEEN a dream. Any
pitcher who tells you he doesn't
dream of winning 20 games or
starting the All-Star Game or
winning the Cy Young is a flat-out
liar. I know after the season ends, it
will have been a pretty good year to
look back on."
Viola, 15-2 at the break, was the
s. Wins Cy Young
winning pitcher for the American
League in the All-Star Game. His
20th victory of the season came on
Aug. 30 against Texas. It also was
the 100th victory of his career.
"Actually, the goal of winning
100 was more important to me," '
Viola said. "It means you go out
there every fourth day, be consistent
and stay healthy. I just hope the next
100 are a little easier than the firs
VIOLA WON 19 consecutive,
games in the Metrodome over 25
starts between May 22, 1987, andf
last July 27. And he won two more;
home starts during the 4987 Worldi
The ace of the Twins staff is s'
well liked in Minneapolis that wher%
a poll was held asking whom th(
Vikings should start at quarterback
Viola got five votes.
Viola earned a $100,000 bonus for
winning the Cy Young award, giving'
him a $1.6 million income this year.;
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