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Page 14-Thursday, May 13, 1982-The Michigan Daily
s edge Orioles, 5-4

OAKLAND (AP) - Dan Meyer and
Cliff Johnson smacked two-run singles
in the eighth inning to give the Oakland
A's a come-from-behind 5-4 victory
yesterday over the Baltimore Orioles.
Shackled on two hits through seven
innings by Baltimore starter Mike
Flanagan and Jim Palmer, the A's
scored their four runs in the eighth in-
ning on three singles and three walks.
TONY PHILLIPS started the inning
uprising with his second single of the
game. Walks to Rickey Henderson and
Dwayne Murphy loaded the bases and
chased Palmer. Johnson's single to left
off reliever Tim' Stoddard drove in
Phillips and Henderson.
Tippy Martinez, 0-4, came on- and
walked Wayne Gross but got Davey
Lopes to hit into a double play, leaving
runners on second and third. Meyer
then singled through the infield, driving
in the tying and winning runs.
Dave Beard, 4-0, the fifth Oakland
pitcher, earned the victory.
Baltimore took a 4-0 lead in the game.
The Orioles scored twice in the third
inning on run-producing hits by John
Lowenstein and Ken Singleton, and ad-
ding two more runs in the fourth on Cal
Ripken's homer. Ripken lined his third
homer of the season into the left field
stands after a walk to Joe Nolan.
Braves 6, Cubs 3
CHICAGO (AP)- Ken Smith cracked
a pinch single scoring Larry Whisenton
with the tie-breaking run and Dale
Murphy drove in three runs, two of
them on a ninth inning homer, lifting
the Atlanta Braves to a 6-3 victory over
the Chicago Cubs yesterday.
Bob Walk, 4-2, picked up the victory
for Atlanta with Gene Garber gaining
his seventh save. Randy Martz, 3-3,
took the loss for the Cubs, ending a four-
game Chicago winning streak.
MURPHY'S ninth home run of the
year cushioned the Braves' lead in the
ninth after Smith's pinch hit had snap-
ped a 3-3 tie in the sixth.
The Braves jumped out to a 2-0 lead in
the first as leadoff hitter Claudell
Washington ripped Martz' second pitch
for a single and scored when Glenn
Hubbard doubled to left. Hubbard
scored on Chris Chambliss' infield
A leadoff single by Ryne Sandberg in

the third touched off a two-run rally for
Chicago. Sandberg advanced to second
on Martz' sacrifice bunt and scored one
out later when Bump Wills looped a
single to center. Bill Buckner's double
off the right field wall scored Wills.
ATLANTA TOOK a 3-2 lead in the
fourth with the help of a Chicago error
and a pair of walks. With one out, Bob
Horner lofted a drive to the left field
warning track for a double and Whisen-
ton walked. One out later, Sandberg
dropped Rafael Ramirez' grounder to
third, loading the bases and Walk drew
a walk, forcing in the lead run.
Chicago's Leon Durham tied the'
score in the bottom of the inning with a
leadoff home run, his fourth of the
But an error by Durham opened the
door for Atlanta to score the go-ahead

run. Whisenton walked to lead off the
sixth and Bruce Benedict laid down a
sacrifice bunt. Martz fielded the ball
but his throw was wide of second base
and Durham over ran the errant throw
in center field, putting Whisenton on
Cub reliever Dick Tidrow got the next
batter on a popup but Smith's single to
center scored Whisenton with the win-
ning run.
Murphy then completed the scoring
with his two-out homer in the ninth.
Tigers postponed again
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP)- Rain,
for the second night in a row, caused
postponement of the American League
game between the Detroit Tigers and
Texas Rangers yesterday.

Earning a
degree the
Fromthe Associated Press
College students who are tired of
working hard in order to earn a
college degree can learn a thing or
two from Red Auerbach, Willie
Davis and George Steinbrenner.
None of these three men are ear-
ning degrees. this week by studying
hard, taking tests or going to class.

easy way
Instead, these men are getting
honorary degrees. The one thing
Auerbach, Davis and Steinbrenner
have in common is an involvement
in sports.
Auerbach received his honorary
degree yesterday at the University
of Massachusetts' Boston campus
The degree was that of honorary
Doctor of Humane Letters.
Davis. a member of the Pro Foot-
ball Hall of Fame, and Steinbrenner,
the controversial owner of the New
York Yankees, will receive
honorary degrees at Grambling
State University's graduation
ceremonies Sunday.
Davis, who will be the guest
speaker at the ceremonies,
graduated from Grambling in 1956
after starring for the Tigers' football
team. He then played professionally
for two years with the Cleveland
Browns and 10 years with the Green
Bay Packers.
Steinbrenner's involvement with
Grambling stems from the fact that
he sponsors a trip by the school's
football team to New York each year
for a game in Yankee Stadium.

A Rangers spokesman said the two
rainouts would force the teams to playa
pair of doubleheaders when the Tigers
next are in Texas, July 9, 10, and 11, but
he said no definite dates had been set.
Yankees, Twins trade
New York Yankees and Minnesota
Twins completed a five-player trade
yesterday with the Twins sending
veteran catcher Butch Wynegar and
pitcher Roger Erickson to the
Yankees for shortstop Larry
Milbourne and two minor league pit-
The pitchers, left-hander Pete Filson
and right-hander John Pacella, are
from the roster of the Yankees' Inter-
national League club at Columbus.
Wynegar is hitting .209 this year with
one home run and eight runs batted in.
He will become the Yankees' starting
catcher, replacing Rick Cerone who was
placed on the 21-day disabled list Wed-
nesday with a broken thumb. Erickson
is 4-3 with a 4.87 earned run average.
THE TRADE increased the furor
among the youthful Twins which began
Tuesday when the team sent top
reliever Doug Corbett and second
baseman Rob Wilfong to the California
Angels for two minor leaguers.
That trade caused reliever Ron Davis
to say Twins owner Calvin Griffith
should be traded and he added the trade
was "stupidity." Of the trade yester-
day, Davis said "there ain't no future
for this team."
Griffith responded to Davis' remarks
by calling him a "New York counter-
"IF I HAD had time today he would
have been in my office," Griffith said.
"We will have a conversation after we
get back from a road trip."
The general sentiment of the team
yesterday was that Griffith didn't care
about the team or winning anymore,
only about saving money.
"The ballplayers better start playing
some baseball and quit worrying about
the front office," Griffith said.
American League
Detroit at Texas, postponed by rain
Oakiand5, Baiiimore 4
National League
Atlanta 5, Chicago 3
San Francisco3, Montreal2




... receives honorary Doctorate


Crum interested in Knicks job
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP)- University of Werblin denied reports that he had offered Brown Seven Crowns of Sports award for 1981-82 as the.
Louisville's Denny Crum is interested in the head the coaching position. "most consistent and productive" player in the
coaching job with the New York Knicks but says he "I have spoken with Hubie, but I have not offered National Basketball Association, the sponsoring
hasn't been contacted by the club. him any contract," Werblin was quoted as saying. company announced yesterday.
"It sounds like an interesting opportunity," Crum "There are still several people I want to talk to." Johnson edged defending champion Julius Erving
said Tuesday night. Werblin mentioned Dave Gavitt, Providence College of the Philadelphia 76ers by .37 points in a computer
CRUM TOLD WHAS-TV that "there's some things athletic director and commissioner of the Big East analysis.
about the Louisville situation that have not made me Conference. The 6-foot-I Laker led all NBA guards with a .537
very happy." He cited the "arena situation" as one shooting average, topped the league in steals and
factor, but he declined to go into detail.
In the past, Crum, whose Cardinals went to the Williams turns pro ranked second in assists. He also was the only player
-A."-1fi";hi OUSTON (AP- University of Houston guard to lead his team in assists, steals and rebounds.


NUA finltur sps season, has stress e h
need for a downtown facility where the team could
Sources told The Associated Press Monday that
Hubie Brown would be named coach of the Knicks.
Brown was fired by the Atlanta Hawks last year.
DAVID A. Werblin, president of the Garden, said
he had emissaries who were supposed to find out
whether either Crum or Arkansas' Eddie Sutton was
interested in joining the Knicks
Either Crum or Sutton reportedly would be accep-
table, The Times said:.

Rob Williams, saying he is mentally and physically
ready to play in the National Basketball Association,
announced yesterday he will pass up his senior year
at college to join the pro ranks.
Williams, an honorable mention All-America selec-
tion last season, led the Cougars in scoring.
- NEW ,Y'ORI;AP)- Los Angeles Lakers guard-
Ervin'"Ma i 'Jbfinson won the $100,000Seagram's

Indv speed record
INDIANAPOLIS (AP)- Kevin Cogan stole Rick
Mears' thunder yesterday with a practice lap at 206.3
mph, the quickest 2%-mile trip in the history of the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
It was Mears, the 1979 Indianapolis 500 winner and
Cogan's teammate this season, who previously had
set the unofficial track record with laps of 905 mph
on Monday and then 205.8 earlier yesterday.

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