The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, September 22, 1992 - Page 11
It was in early April, about an
hour before game time, and Dave
Winfield was relaxing in the dugout
at SkyDome, surveying the scene at
his new home.
The New York Yankees were in
Toronto that night, and a couple of
writers who used to cover Winfield
in New York were wandering by.
"They said he was too old,
couldn't play anymore," Winfield
said. "He was all done, they said.
Couldn't do the job."
He is the oldest player to hit three
home runs in a game and the oldest
player to hit for the cycle.
Winfield could add an even more
meaningful accomplishment - the
only 40-year-old player ever to drive
in 100 runs in one season. If Win-
field waits until Oct. 3 to reach that
mark, he can do it on his 41st birth-
day. It likely will come much sooner
than that, though, as he has 99 runs-
Winfield and the A.L. East-lead-
ing Blue Jays begin a three-game
series in Baltimore tonight.
"I don't normally dwell on the
statistics, we've got a pennant race
to worry about," Winfield said Sun-
day. "But I'll take a lot of satisfac-
tion in getting the 100th."
"The next one is special," he
said. "A lot of ballplayers have had
100 RBIs in a season, but I'll be the
old man on that list."
Since 1900, only twice has a
player 40 or older driven in as many
as 90 runs. Ty Cobb had 93 RBIs in
1927 at age 40 and Darrell Evans
had 99 RBIs in 1987, also at 40.
The oldest players with 100 RBIs
in modern history are Babe Ruth,
Honus Wagner, Ernie Banks, Tony
Perez and Cobb, who each did it at
age 38. Banks' total of 106 in 1969
leads the list.
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Simply pick the winner in these 20 games, along
with your total point prognosis for the Michigan vs.
Houston game, and drop off your selections at the
Daily in the Student Publications Building at 420
Maynard by Friday at noon.
1. Houston at Michigan
2. Purdue at Notre Dame
3. Iowa at Colorado
4. Michigan State at Boston College
5. Missouri at Indiana
6. Minnesota at Pittsburgh
7. Northern Illinois at Wisconsin
8. Maryland at Penn State
9. Arizona at Miami (Fla.)
10. Wake Forest at Florida State
11. Louisiana Tech at Alabama
12. Arizona State at Nebraska
13. Cincinnati at Tennessee
14. San Diego State at UCLA
15. North Carolina State at North Carolina
16. Clemson at Georgia Tech
17. San Jose State at Stanford
18. Mississippi State at Georgia
19. Virginia at Duke
20. Colgate at Penn
Tiebreaker: Total points: Houston at Michigan:
Houston native Chris Hutchinson wraps up Notre Dame tailback Reggie Brooks on Sept. 12. Hutchinson and the
Wolverines look toward this week's game against Houston concerned with the Cougars' trademark 'chop-blocks.'
Several other players reached 100
RBIs at age 37, including Hank
Aaron, Carl Yastrzemski, Mike
Schmidt, Carlton Fisk and Dwight
Winfield got his 99th on Sunday
in Toronto. After the upcoming se-
ries with Baltimore, Toronto heads
to New York before returning home.
"The 100th will probably come
on the road, which is unfortunate for
the fans up here," he said. "They've
always been Dave Winfield fans and
I would have liked to do it here."
"This park has had a lot to do
with it," he said. "I've enjoyed hit-
ting here from day one."
Winfield is batting .294 with 25
homers and 31 doubles this season.
No one as old as Winfield has hit 30
home runs in a season.
Winfield was let go by the Cali-
fornia Angels following a season in
which he led the team with 28 home
runs and was second with 86 RBIs.'
Now he is closing in on his eighth
100-RBI season, in his 21st season
in the majors.
Not a bad move for the Blue
Jays, who signed Winfield to be
their designated hitter. Toronto's
DHs combined for only five home
runs and 56 RBIs last season.
"I'm not just an old codger that
can't produce," said Winfield, who
has started 20 games this year.
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"There's nothing you can do about
But the Wolverines are trying to
do something about it before Satur-
day's game. According to Hutchin-
son, the Michigan coaches have
prepared a tape to send in to officials
to warn them about the illegal
blocks. However, Michigan coach
Gary Moeller said he has not looked
closely enough at the films to see
any chop blocks.
"I haven't studied that side of the
game enough to tell you if they're
chop blocking," Moeller said.
"Obviously that will be addressed
and that's a concern."
Illinois coach Lou Tepper did
witness multiple illegal blocks last
"We are aware of it," Tepper
said. "I didn't count the number, but
I know of three on Simeon Rice
alone. I don't know why they
weren't detected or seen. There were
some officiating mistakes, but I
didn't coach a perfect game either.
"I would agree with Michigan
that chop blocking is an issue that
concerns us because of the health is-
sue. Not one was called during the
While Hutchinson is concerned
about possible injury, he will not let
this affect his play Saturday.
"This won't take away from our
game plan," Hutchinson said. "But it
is an intimidating thing."
INJURY UPDATE: The Michigan
football team is banged up from its
first two games.
Quarterback Elvis Grbac, who
missed last weekend's game against
Oklahoma State, had the cast re-
moved from his ankle yesterday.
However, his right ankle is still
"They took the cast off this morn-
ing and gave us a positive report,"
Michigan coach Gary Moeller said.
"He'll do a little work today. He's
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got a decent chance of playing this
weekend. I'd call that about 50-50."
Moeller is slightly'less optimistic
about tailback Tyrone Wheatley,
who also missed the Oklahoma State
game. Wheatley is suffering from
both a rib injury and a pulled ham-
"I'd have to guess, 60-40 he
won't play," Moeller said. "His re-
ports have been positive. He can run
straight ahead, but when he makes
cuts, the pain reoccurs."
Inside linebacker Marcus Walker,
who also missed last Saturday's
game, is expected to return to prac-
tice today. Right tackle Rob
Doherty, who re-injured his shoulder
last Wednesday and was forced out
of Saturday's game, is expected to
resume practicing today as well.
Fullback Burnie Legette and
Hutchinson both left Saturday's
game with sprained feet. Both play-
ers had a light practice yesterday,
and Moeller is hopeful they will be
able to play against Houston.
Finally, strong safety Pat Malo-
ney, who severely sprained his ankle
early in fall practice, returned last
Saturday and played briefly. Moeller
will need the added defensive back
against Houston's run-and-shoot
"Maloney's about 90 percent
right now," Moeller said. "He's
probably gonna play all the time
now. This week we'll play a lot
more of the nickel package. The key
this week will be to play more peo-
ple. We have to keep fresh bodies in
"We'll need to do that up front as
well," he added. "If you don't have
fresh linemen in there, you'll be
chasing those quarterbacks all day.
Especially (Donald) Douglas. If
we're not fresh, we'll have our
tongues hanging out."
TV TIM E: Saturday's game
against Houston will be broadcast on
ABC-TV at 3:30 p.m. Also, next
week's game against Iowa will be on
ABC at 3:30 p.m. as well.
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