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8- The Mich Daily - SPORTSMonday -Monday, October 4,1993

Brett and Ryan say
farewell to baseball

Blue tennis spirits
bright despite rain


to enter the Hall of Fame together,
closed their careers Sunday in the final
game at Arlington Stadium.
Brett, the only player to win batting
titles in three decades, went 1-for-4 in
the Kansas City Royals' 4-1 victory
over the Texas Rangers.
en from both teams giving a standing
ovation in front of their dugouts, Brett
led off the ninth with a single up the
Kevin Appier (18-8) gave up four
hits, struck out 10 and walked one in
eightinnings and finishedwith a league-
leading 2.56 ERA. Jeff Montgomery
finished with a perfect ninth for his
45th save.
Yankees 2, Tigers 1
In Detroit Tiger broadcaster Ernie
Harwell's final Tiger broadcast, the
New York Yankees ruined the farewell
by capping off their successful season
with a victory..
Mike Stanley's one-out single
scored pinch-runner Spike Owen from
second base with the winning run, al-
lowing the Yankees to close the year

with a 2-1 victory over Detroit. New
York, after staying close to Toronto all
season, finished second with an 88-74
record in the AL East-
"You are never satisfied until you
win it all," New York manager Buck
Showalter said. "There was satisfac-
tion in the fact that we improved and
there is a lot to be proud of."
The Tigers (85-77) also had their
run at first place at the start of the
season before their pitching slumped
starting in June. Detroit finished with
its best record since 1988.
White Sox 4, Indians 0
A third straight sellout crowd cel-
ebrated the end of an era at Cleveland
Stadium on Sunday by watching the
Indians dowhatthey havedonesowell
for more than a generation: Lose.
The Chicago White Sox, tuning up
for Tuesday's playoff opener against
Toronto, beat the Indians 4-0 as Jason
Bere (12-5) pitched seven shutout in-
nings, beating Charles Nagy (2-6)fora
three-game sweep of the final baseball
series at the stadium.
The series drew a major-league
record 216,904 fans - more than
72,000 per game.

Itmay have rained on the Michigan
men's tennis team this weekend, but
coach Brian Eisner's spirits weren't
"We just want to get as much playi
as wecan. That's whatthe fall season is
for," Eisner said. "We got what we
wanted out of this tournament.";
While the Wolverines played
plenty of tennis at the All-Confer-
ence Invitational Tournament in
Morgantown, W. Va., they couldl
have played more.I
Saturday afternoon rain forced
matches to be delayed until Sunday. I
"There are no indoor facilitiesi
at West Virginia," Eisner said. "The
closest indoor facilities were in Pitts-
burgh, which was an hour and a halfi
Because of the delays, and the fact
that they had a plane to catch, the
Wolverines left before the six matches
could be played - three singles and'
three doubles.j
In spite of the weather, Eisner was
very happy with the weekend.
"They played well on the second

and third days of the tournament,"
Eisner said. "The team showed good
staying power."
For the second straight weekend
seniorDan Brakus wonhis flightof the
tournament. Brakus made it through
the tournament without losing a single *
set. He capped off the weekend by
defeating Steve Flanigan of West Vir-
ginia, 6-4, 6-4.
"It was a great win for Dan," assis-
tant coach Dan Goldberg said.
The Wolverines got another cham-
pionship performance at the tourna-
ment from freshman Brad Kramer. He
won the No.5 flightby defeating Pablo
Llage of East Tennessee State, 7-6,7-
6, in the championship match.
In the No. 2 flight, junior Grady
Burnett reached the finals before los-
ing a tough match to Eric Eley of West
Virginia, 4-6, 7-5, 1-6.
The top performers in the doubles
competition were Pusztai and Burnett,
who played together for the first time.
The two reached the finals of the No.2
But once again, they were unable
to compete in the championship match
due to the rain.


Cleveland Stadium hosted its final Indians game yesterday.

Continued from page 1
her old school, North Carolina State.
Hamilton, who cited differences with
N.C. State coach Larry Gross as her
reason for transferring, was determined
to come away with a victory. Little did
she know that she would become apart
of soccer history.
"The game was held at North
Carolina, and we had never lost on
our home field. I tore my anterior
cruciate ligament in the first 15 min-
utes, but I still continued to play. At
halftime, the trainer is working on
me. He and I both know it's torn, but
Anson has no clue. Three seconds
before the half starts, Anson finds
out, and decides to put in another
defender for the second half."
Even with the worst of injuries,
animals can only be pent up in their
cages for so long, and Hamilton was
itching to get off the sidelines andback
into the game.
"Twenty minutes goes by in the
second half, and I'm going crazy. This
is the team I transferred from and it's
very emotional for me. I asked Anson
to put me back in the game. He sends

me back in the game all taped up and
wearing a knee brace. The game goes
into two overtimes. With 1:40 left in
the second overtime, we get a comer
kick. One ofour players flicks it, and it
inadvertently bouncesoffan N.C. State
defender and into the goal. We win, 4-
"You talk to anyone who was in-
volved in or saw this game and they
will tell you it was an incredible game.
Even 'Soccer America' listed it as the
greatest women's soccer game ever."
Great players don't always go on to
become excellent coaches, but
Hamilton seems to be one who is mak-
ing a successful transition come to its
fruition. In only her first season with
the Michigan women's soccer team,
she has had a profound impact on her
"She's the best instructor I've ever
had,"junior Jennifer Hoffineister said.
"She has been a player for so long,
played all over the world, at all differ-
ent levels, and been subjected to every
style of play.
"Linda knows the game incredibly
well, and if you start to panic during a
game, she knows how to keep your
head-in the game. She demonstrates
everything to us, and never tries to be

negative. Everything is always phrased
Most coaches will tell you defense
wins championships, and even though
Hamilton plays defense herself, her
philosophy differs.
"Her motto is fitness wins games
for you," captain Carrie Taylor said.
"In my four years on the soccer team, I
have never worked so hard in prac-
"She works us extremely hard, but
we have come to appreciate that," se-
nior Denielle Jordan said. "In the end,
it's going to pay off."
"The way I train these girls is no
different than any of the stuff that we
do on the national team," Hamilton
said. "So I try to incorporate things that
I like from my friends on the national
team who are now coaches."
Dorrance, who has won 11 of the
last 12 NCAA women's soccer cham-
pionships at North Carolina, has also
been Hamilton's coach since the player
was 13. Under the tutelage of a person
who is undoubtedly the greatest coach
in the history of collegiate women's
soccer, it's no mystery where Hamilton
gets her coaching tools.
"I take a lot of things from Anson,
but my style is a little different,"

Hamilton said. "He's notas personable
with the players. He likes to intimidate
and scare. It's just not in my nature. I
really like people. I'm a lot more ap-
For the moment, her coaching tac-
tics are working. The Wolverines are
11-1, in the midst of a 10-game win-
ning streak, and on their way to a
potential Big Ten club championship.
Beyond this season though, one can
only speculate if Hamilton will be back
as coach. The soccer team becomes a
varsity level sport next season, and the
athletic department is in the process of
finding a head coach.
"We'll do the search and have a
coach selected by Christmas," Michi-
gan associate athletic director Peggy
Bradley-Doppes said."Thenew coach
will be in house by the second semes-
Is Hamilton nervous?

"Nervous, no. I'm obviously going
to apply just like anyone else, and I
figure if I don't get the job, there is
going to be something else that comes'
along," Hamilton said. "I know what
I'mqualifiedtodo. WhetherIamquali-
fied to coach atMichigan is going to be
up for Michigan to decide. If there's a
fit, I hope they would consider hiring
In seniorLisa Ashton's mind, there
is no doubt who should become the
"There is not another person who is
more qualified for the job than Linda
Hamilton," Ashton said. "She is get-
ting her 'A' coaching license soon,
which means not only is she an incred-
ible player, but she has a great knowl-
edge of the game."
While her coaching future remains
uncertain, herplaying careerlooks clear.
Hamilton will participate in the 1995

World Cup in Sweden and in the 1996
Olympics in her hometown of Atlanta.
For the first time in Olympic history,
women's soccer will be a medal sport.
"I have to do a lot of training for a
long time," Hamilton said."Butatleast
there's light at the end of the tunnel."
Hamilton saidshe hopes thatmaybe,
in the long haul, soccer will serve as a
gateway for a future career.
"I would like to put use to my
degree in speechcommunications, pub-
lic relations, and business manage-
ment," Hamilton said. "But sometimes
Isit back and hope that we can winthe
next World Cup, which would be un-
heardof.If we could dothat, and some-
how win the Olympics, maybe I won't
have to do anything.
"Maybe I'll get a broadcasting job.
I wouldn't mind being on television.
My break would be because I was on
the Olympic team. I could certainly
speak knowledgeably on soccer."
For the time being, Hamilton wants
to lay back and enjoy life at Michigan.
"Right now, to be perfectly honest,
I'm living the ideal life. I'm around a
college environment where everyone
has this zest for life and wants to have
a good time," Hamilton said. "I am
training people that are excited about
the game and obviously doing it be-
cause they want to.
"There is no other reason these
women should be playing. They don't
get paid. They don't get scholarships.
They have no support. These girls are
doing it because they love the sport,
and I have a great deal of respect for
that.That'soneof thereasonsIgotinto
coaching, forthepureloveof the game."





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