100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

June 05, 1984 - Image 14

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
Michigan Daily, 1984-06-05

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

q

Page 14 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, June 5, 1984
Seniors close out 'M' careers

By DOUGLAS B. LEVY
Special to the Daily
OMAHA, Neb. - Bud Middaugh, has
a special ritual following the final game
of every season - the senior dinner.
"No matter where we are, after the
very last game of the season I take my
seniors out to dinner," said the
Michigan baseball coach Sunday night.
"IT'S JUST too bad I had to take
them out this early in the week. I kind of
hoped we'd be here a little longer," said
a subdued Middaugh several hours af-
ter his Wolverines were eliminated
from tournament play by New Orleans,
11-3.
At Omaha's Boston Sea Party
restaurant five talented men - tri-
captains Rich Bair, Gary Wayne and
Chuck Froning, Middaugh, and pitcher
Bill Shuta - talked about baseball and
other things.
"I just sat in the locker room and
cried," said outfielder/designated hit-
ter Froning. "I didn't want to take off
my spikes because then I knew it would
be all over."
FRONING was one of Michigan's all-
time great utility players, having
played every position except center
field. The Sidney, OH native has a great
deal to look forward to in the upcoming
weeks.
"In about two or three weeks I'll start

working for Proctor and Gamble,"
Froning said. "And in August I'm get-
ting married." Froning and his bride-
to-be - who will be attending law
school at Marquette University - will
reside in Milwaukee.
Froning's close friend, Bair, has also
been offered a position with Proctor
and Gamble but would like to give
professional baseball a shot.
"I'D LOVE to have an opportunity to
play professionally," confessed Bair.
"But if that opporunity doesn't present
itself, I'll be able to look at some other
options." Bair, whose father played
football at Ohio State under Woody
Hayes, was a solid catcher for the
Wolverines, playing in all but one of
Michigan's games this year. Unfor-
tunately Bair's throwing hand was
spiked by a Northwestern baserunner
in a play at home plate in the Big Ten
tournament two weeks ago in Min-
neapolis and his throwing has been im-
paired since.
"He shouldn't have ever been
playing," said Middaugh of his injured
catcher. "But he's given this team so
much that I owed it to him to let him
play. And he never said a word about
the pain he was in. He is just a tremen-
dous competitor and a super person."
Gary Wayne has been one of
Michigan's most consistent career pit-

chers. In 1984 he led the Wolverines
staff with 89 1/3 innings pitched, com-
piling an 8-3 record, 3.86 ERA and 70
strikeouts. His lifetime record of 24-8
ranks him third in victories.
Though Wayne was only drafted in
the 23rd round last June by the Oakland
A's, Middaugh sees a professional
career in store for the lefty from Dear-
born Heights.
"Yeah, he'll go in (the minors) right
away," said the Michigan skipper, who
also conjectured that Wayne may start
his career at a level higher than 'A'
ball.
Fellow pitcher Bill Shuta, a native of
LaPorte, Ind., does not have a future in
pro baseball, although he compiled a
very impressive won-lost record during

his career.
His collegiate record reads 20-5 with
179 1/3 innings pitched and 98
strikeouts. His best season was in 1981,
when as a freshman he went 6-1 with a
2.12 ERA.
Although adhering to a policy in
which he treats all of his players
equally and fairly Middaugh has grown
fond of his seniors. This year's squad
was not one of Middaugh's most talen-
ted, but the coach was proud of how far
the team came.
"They're really a super bunch of guys
who gave this team and the program a
great deal of leadership," he said. "I'll
miss them. I want them to know they
can always come to me and talk and I
hope they come back and visit."

0

I

6
6

Larkin makes Alt-American
From staff reports the plate in the College World Series,
Barry Larkin's honor roll just keeps including a double and two runs scored.
growing. He went 0-3 against New Orleans in
Sunday the Michigan shortstop was Sunday's 11-3 elimination defeat.
named to the Converse All-American
first team, capping what has been a Converse All-America
dream season for the sophomore. C-B.J. Surhoff, North Carolina
LAST WEEK Larkin was named one 1B-Mark McGwire, SouthernCal.
of the 30 finalists for the U.S. Olympic 2B-Bill Bates, Texas
baseball team. He was also honored as -ARRLRKn CouMbICHIGAN
this year's Big Ten most valuable utility-Cory Snyder, Brigham Young
player and led the team in hitting with a OF-RafaeliPalmeiro, Mississippi St.
.363 batting average. OF-Oddibe McDowell, Arizona St.
In addition the Cincinatti native was OF-ChrisGwynSan DiegoSt.
named to both the Big Ten and Mideast -DH-Pete Incaviglia, Oklahoma St.
regional tournament teams. P-Scott Bankhead, North Carolina
Larkin had two hits in seven trips to P-John Hoover, Fresnot .
P-Todd Siumon, Cai St.-Fuiierton
AMERSCAN AND FOREIGN CAR SPECIALIST
F ROM AS
ndvdInstalled By LOW AS y O
Trainedo
Specialists _:.
-93
..;;_..INSTALLED
Featuring..
II Y~a 1 * FITS MANY *( AT
One of the finest names DEL CR ALRTS TIG
n automotive parts! YPSL ANI
2606 Washtenaw Ave. ..... 572-9177
( 12 mile East of US 23)
Individually Owned & Operated
IN AND OUT IN 30 MINUTES IN MOST CASES
0'r~ PEN DAILY AHD SAT. 8-6 P M
Copyright © 1984 Meineke

Associated Press
Michigan catcher Rich Bair, shown here in Sunday's 11-3 loss to New
Orleans, played with an injured hand in the College World Series. Said
Michigan coach Bud Middaugh, "He shouldn't have been playing . . . he
never said a word about the pain."
It was a hell of a season
MICHIGAN
oh h hi -Ness Orleans
Bab rb h rh b
LarH in,hss. .......3... 0 0 0 ohwrrhehi
Waters, rf-b..............1 0 2 0 H s b . . . h
Hawad,lb-p................. 0 10 iongra, ..b. .. 4 2 2 0
Hasward,1h ...0.10 wa....... 3 1 1 1
Close, -p-tb....... 2........ 4 0 0 Razia o,3b.......,.........4 3 2 0
Huffman,ph ................ 1 0 0 0 Higginsl ........lb .. . 3 1 1 4
Snders,c.. . 1 0 1 0 Commings, c ........4...... 0 1 2
Wood, pr.................. 0 1 0 Schwaner,It.............. 4 1 2 1
Frosing, ift...........4 05 0 Ward, 11 ............0 0 0 0
Morris, ph ...........1 0 1 1 Weiderf .......4 1 100
Zimmerman, c ........51 2 2 Groth, ct .......2 1 1 1
Bair, c........2 0 1 0 Bstlinger", ss ......4 1 1 2
M inick,ph ................. 1 0 0 0 Total...................... 33 11 12 11
Total ......................36 3 9 3
MICHIGAN........................................................................000 000 021-3
NewOrleans............... ........................ . . ... 10C:702 1X-11
E-Raziano, Groth. DP-Michigan 2, New Orleans 1. LOB-Michigan 11, New Orleans 8. 2B-Groth.
3B-Bair. HR-Higgins (24), Zimmerman (6). SB-Bonura, Schwaner, Raziano, Higgins. S-Bair.
SF-Cummings.

0

MICHIGAN
Kamieniecki (L,8-4) ......
Hayward .................
Close .... . ....
Greteoberger..
Karasinski ...............
Shuta...................
New Orleans
Lynch (w, 6-2). (e..
Bartolta ........
T-2:42. A-5,00t(est.).

ip h r er bb so
3.2 6 7 7 5 3
0.1 1 1 1 0 0
0.1 0 0 0 2 t
0.3 0 0 0 0 t
1 1 1 1 1 1
2 4 2 2 1 1
. 0 3 3 3 9
.t 1 0 0 t 0

Back to Top

© 2021 Regents of the University of Michigan