10 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, October 22, 1997
Marlins top Indians 14-11, take 2-1 lead
CLEVELAND (AP) - Frozen
The Florida Marlins came alive
when the Cleveland Indians lost their
cool, breaking a tie by scoring seven
runs on a World Series record-tying
three errors in the ninth inning to
win 14-1l last night for a 2-1 edge.
Gary Sheffield hit one of Florida's
three homers and drove in five runs
in the second highest-scoring game
in Series history, behind the 1993
epic in which Toronto outlasted
The Indians, meanwhile, played
like fish out of water in blowing a 7-
3 lead they took into the sixth inning.
They rallied to make it close with
four runs in the bottom of the ninth
of Robb Nen.
Whether the weather - a blustery
49 degrees at gametime and a wind
chill factor of 29 -- was the only rea-
son the score looked like an NFL
final was uncertain. Certainly, it con-
tributed to 17 walks and six errors as
pitchers and fielders struggled to get
But it was unlucky throw by center
fielder Marquis Grissom that
enabled the Marlins to break a 7-all
tie in the ninth.
Game 4 will be Wednesday night
with Tony Saunders of Florida facing
Jaret Wright in a matchup of rookies.
Bobby Bonilla, whose two errors
gave Cleveland its lead, drew a lead-
off walk from Eric Plunk to start the
Darren Daulton followed with a
single and Bonilla, hustling on his
injured left hamstring, headed to
third. Grissom made an accurate
throw, but it nicked Bonilla in the
right shoulder and deflected into a
third-base camera bay, allowing a
run to score.
With one out, pinch-hitter Cliff
Floyd was intentionally walked.
Plunk made a pickoff throw that first
baseman Jim Thome mishandled for
an error that made it 9-7, and second
baseman Tony Fernandez misplayed
Craig Counsell's grounder to enable
another run to score.
Sheffield and Bonilla capped the
burst with two-run singles. The
Indians tied the Series record of
three errors set by Los Angeles in
1966, while the Marlins matched the
mark of the 1936 New York Yankees
for the biggest ninth inning in Series
Dennis Cook was the winning
pitcher. Plunk took the loss, though
relievers Alvin Morman and Jose
Mesa also did not far& well in the
The Indians scored four runs in the
ninth on a bases loaded sacrifice tly
by Fernandez, an RBI-single by
Grissom and a two-run double by
The weather may be much worse
for Game 4 with the forecast calling
for temperatures in the mid-30s but
No matter, it should easily be the
coldest Series game in more than 20
Florida's Darren Daulton hit a homer that helped the Marlins top Cleveland, 1411,
in game three of the World Series last night. The win gives the Marlins a 2-1 lead.
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(U-WIRE) MINNEAPOLIS - As
Title IX nears the end of its silver
anniversary celebration of 1997, advo-
cate Donna Lopiano sees women's ath-
letics at a pivotal point in history.
"Finally, we have reached a critical
mass of female athletes" Lopiano said.
"We have enough women out there wh
have received the benefits of Title IX t
produce a pool of professional athletes."
Monday night at the Cowles
Auditorium in the Hubert H. Humphrey
Institute, Lopiano, executive director of
the Women's Sports Foundation, spoke
about Title IX -- the federal law man-
dating equality for men's and women's
She noted what she sees as a 180-
degree cultural turnaround in America
society brought about by the passage o
Title IX in 1972.
"The nature of the American woman
has changed from sex object, twiggy,
decorative object, to an individual who
has learned to use her body as a power-
ful tool to conduct meaningful activity,"
Several changes have occurred as a
result of this single federal law. In 1970
only one out of 27 girls participated in
athletics. Today that number hae
increased to one out of every three.
Increased participation by women
has led to rapid economic growth in the
sports industry. The men's athletic mar-
ket has always topped industry sales in
the past, but the gap is decreasing.
Recently, the women's sporting goods
market has taken off.
"Women, as consumers, are becom-
ing a huge powerhouse," Lopiano said
"It's because women are geneticall#
superior to men when it comes to shop-
ping," she added jokingly.
Recognizing the sexist tone of her
statement, Lopiano went on to prove it.
"Eighty percent of all consumer pur-
chases are decided on by females,"
Lopiano said. "The female market has
reached this number within the past
The growth of all aspects of women's
athletics have been monument
throughout the last 25 years. When Titl
IX was passed in 1972, only 31,000
women participated in college sports.
Today, that number has risen to more
than 100,000. The trend of women com-
peting in athletics is growing.
"We're going to see continued pres-
sure on schools to meet their obligations
under Title IX," Lopiano said. "This
means more gender equity lawsuits by
women in colleges and high schools"
Lopiano said she believes equal
opportunity to be more feasible and
more important than complete finan-
cial equality in men's and women's ath-
"I don't think that the measure needs
to be equal financially, it needs to be
equal from an opportunity standpoint,"
Lopiano said. "Different schools are
always going to have different sports
that generate revenue."
At Division I colleges and universi-
ties, football usually claims the highest
budget and also usually collects the
Lopiano said she hopes football
continues its progress but added that
all sports would benefit from efficien-
"Football needs to take a hard look at
efficiency," Lopiano said. "It needs to
get lean and mean -- right now it's juj
fat and squat."
Even with the gains brought about in
women's athletics by Title IX, inequali-
ties remain. In the last five years,
Lopiano said, women's athletic budgets
have increased by 89 percent, while
men's budgets have increased by 139
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