The Michigan Daily--Tuesday, July 28, 1981-Page ii
Miller outlines owners' proposal
at informal players' gathering
CHICAGO (AP)-Some 50 major league players,
including representatives of each of the striking 26
clubs, gathered last night to hear a status report from
Marvin Miller, executive director of their union.
No vote was scheduled to be taken, however.Miller
outlined the last proposal received from
management in the 46-day-old strike which has can-
celed 552 games, more than 25 percent of the regular
BESIDES THE player reps from each club, a num-
ber of other players sat in on the meeting. Team-
mates Kent Tekulve and Bill Madlock of the Pit-
tsburgh Pirates arrived together and said they had
come to the meeting simply to get a first-hand report
on what was happening.
Many members of both the Chicago Cubs and White
Sox arrived at the O'Hare Hilton, where the meeting
was held. Among them were Tony Bernazard, Ross
Baumgarten and Ed Farmer of the White Sox and
Ivan DeJesus and Bill Caudill of the Cubs.
At least one player, Baltimore player rep Mark
Belanger, tried to inject a little humor in the strike
AS BELANGER entered the room, he wore a hand-
lettered sign across his shirt. It read: "Trust
Me-Ray Grebey." Belanger, who has sat in on many
of the negotiating sessions with the management
bargaining team, grinned broadly when someone
pointed at the sign he was wearing and asked him,
referring to Grebey, "Do you?"
Outside the meeting room, two fans held picket
signs of their own. One read, "Baseball in 1981-Who
Another said, "Don't Strike Out the Fans."
THEY WERE joined by a Chicago Cubs follower
who added another message. It read, "No Lights in
Wrigley Field, home of the Cubs, is the only major
league stadium without lights, and the recent sale of
the ballclub to the Chicago Tribune Co. has raised
speculation that lights might be installed. The sale
came a few days after the strike began on June 12,
and there have been no major league games, day or
night, in Chicago or any other major league city since
Four days of intensive negotiations in Washington,
D.C., ended in failure last Thursday with Miller
declaring that the chances for the season to be
resumed were "very bad."
HIS PESSIMISTIC outlook was exactly the op-
posite of that expressed by Grebey, chief negotiator
for the club owners, who had said the two sides "were
as close as they've ever been" to a settlement.
Miller said he would present the latest
management proposals for free agent compensation
to the players association board, but made it clear
that the player reps would not vote on the plan. The
owners last bid to end the strike on Thursday in-
volved a compensation proposal still requiring clubs
signing free agents to directly surrender
The players association has proposed a pool
arrangement to supply compensation for teams
losing free agents, but that plan has been rejected by
1968 - Year of the Tiger
It doesn't matter if you side with the players or the owners in the
current baseball strike, there is one thing that everyone agrees on-it is
an unfortunate situation. So in order to partially relieve the misery of
any baseball junkies going through withdrawal, throughout the
duration of the strike the Daily is providing a look back to a more
pleasant time-1968. There was no free agent compensation, no
NLRB, no court injunctions-and no strike. And for those of you
who don't remember, in 1968 the Tigers were winners, World Series
winners, in fact. Each day the Daily relates the results of the previous
evening's Tiger game-minus 13 years.
July 27-Tigers 9, Orioles 0
BALTIMORE (AP) - Denny
McLain, bidding to become the
major league's first 30-game winner
since 1934, posted his 20th victory
with a three-hitter last night, as the
Detroit Tigers crushed the
Baltimore Orioles, 9-0.
Willie Horton smashed two
homers and Dick McAuliffe, Don
Wert, and Al Kaline hit one each
behind the 24-year-old righthander,
who reached the 20-triumph
milestone on one of the earliest dates
in baseball history.
The victory boosted Detroit's
American League lead to 7 games
over the second-place Orioles.
McLain, who has lost only three
times, did not allow a runner past
second base as he moved 11 days
ahead of Dizzy Dean's pace. Dean
compiled a 30-7 record in 1934, but
didn't win No. 20 until August 7.
McLain gave up a double to Frank
Robinson in the first inning and a
walk in the second, but then retired
15 straight hitters before Brooks
Robinson singled with two out in the
seventh. McLain struck out seven
and walked two.
The Tigers jumped on loser Tom
Phoebus, 10-10, for a run in the third
on a walk and singles by McLain and
McAuliffe. Then they switched to
power, with Horton, Kaline, and
McAuliffe blasting their homers
later in the contest.
Elsewhere in the American
League, the Boston Red Sox were
downed by the Washington Senators,
5-4, as the Senators drove starting
pitcher Gary Bell off the mound with
a four-run first inning.
AB R H RBI
McAuliffe,2b. 4 1 2 2
Northrupf ....... 5 1 1 0
Kaline,rf.............. 4 1 1 2
Cash, lb ............... 5 2 4 0
Horton, W., if .......... 5 2 3 4
Freehan, c ............ 3 0 1 0
Wet,3b .......... 3 1 1 1
Oyler..... 4 0 0
McLain, p ............. 4 0 2 0
TOTALS ............ 39 9 15 9
AB R H RBI
Buford, of ............. 4 0 0 0
Beangerss. 2 0 0 0
Valenieph..... 1 0 0 0
Brabender, p .......... 5 00 0 0
Morris, p .............. 0 0 0 0
Hendricks, ph ......... 1 0 0 0
RobinsonF.,rf. 3 0 1 0
Powellb ........ 4 0 0 0
Robinson,B., 3b ....... 4 0 1 0
Johnson, D., 2b ........ 3 0 0 0
Blefary,If ............. 2 0 0 0
Etchebarren, c . 3 0 0 0
Phoebus, p ..... 1 0 0 0
watt, p.. .. 0 0 0 0
May,D., cf ............. 2 0 1 0
TOTALS ............ 30 0 3 0
Detroit ............. 001 201 0149
Baltimore .......... . 000 000 000--0
E-Brabeoder. OP-Baltimore 3.
LOB-Detroit 8. Baltimore 5. 2B--Robinson, F..
Cash 2. HR-Horton, W., 2 (25), McAuliffe (12).
Wert (10), Kaline (6). SB-Kaline, Blefary.
IP H R ER BB SO
McLaino(W, 20-3) ...9 3 0 0 2 7
Phoebus (L, 10-10) ..... 3 5 3 3 2 3
O'Donoghue ...........1i 33 0 0 1 0
W att .................. 1, 1 1 0 2
Brabender ............ 2 5 4 3 0 4
Morris........ . 1 1 1 0 0
HBP-Morris (Freehan). WP-Morris.
OUTSPOKEN New York Yankee
slugger Reggie Jackson stops to talk
with reporters yesterday on his way to
an informal meeting of major league
baseball players at a hotel in Chicago's
O'Hare airport. The informational
meeting was called by Marvin Miller,
executive director of the Major League
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