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Page 12- The Michigan Daily - Saturday, July 13, 1985
Ryan Express
Nolan Ryan mows down 4,000
HOUSTON (UPI) -Nolan Ryan says he's never been get into a game here since the 1980 playoffs. It's always
one to consider milestones in his career, but now that he s rewarding to see the fans get into something like thatI
struck out more than 4,000 batters, his remaining wish is wanted to do it at home in front of the home crowd I knew
to pitch for the Houston Astros ina World Series. if I didn't do it tonight, I was going to do it on the road.
Baseball's soft-spoken, low-keyed strikeout king added That was definitely a motivation to do it tonight.
another category to baseball history Thursday night when Ryan, who came away with no decision in the game and
he fanned 11 batters to cross the 4,000 mark, a feat never was trying for the fifth time to get his ninth win of the
before accomplished. season, said he broke out of a slump.
RYAN'S career total now stands at 4,004, and when "I had good stuff," he said. "That's the best stuff I've
asked what his next milestone would be, he didn't mention had in about three or four starts. I've kind of gone through
an individual goal. a lull where I haven't thrown that well and I haven't been
"My goal when I came here was to pitch in an Astros pleased with the way I'm throwing. I felt like I pretty well
uniform in the World Series and I haven't done that yet," came out of it tonight."
said the 38-year-old right-hander. "That's still pretty THURSDAY didn't start out so well for Ryan, who lives
much my goal." in nearby Alvin. His wife, Ruth, said Ryan's car ran over
Ryan went into Thursday's contest against the New a kitten Thursday morning.
York Mets with 3,993 career strikeouts. He struck out Sid "I thought it was going to be a bad day," she said. "I
Fernandezt , Len Dyktra, Rafael SantanaDarrylknow it (the mark) was on our minds all day. He takes
Ftraerytwice, 'wytrnRweae atary things very calmly. I'm the one who gets overly excited.
Strawberry, then came within one when he caught Gary "There were times when he was ready to quit, but he
Carter looking, didn't. I'm so proud to have been a part of it all."
RYAN THEN opened the sixth against former Astro Ryan ranked the 4,000 strikeouta with the 313 strikeouta
Danny Heep and needed just three pitches for No. 4,000. he recorded in 1973 with the California Angels to break the
The crowd of nearly 21,000, which included baseballseeson,1m3jir-teairordasetobredkKthx
Commissioner Peter Ueberroth, gave Ryan a lengthy single-season, major-league record set by Sandy Koufax.
ovation. "They both represent the fact that I've been durable,
"I felt like the fans tonight came out to see me accom- that I've had good stuff," he said. "I looked at the 383
push it and they were behind me," he said. "The last two strikeouts asa consistency factor from the fact that I took
starts, there's been banners and the fans have kind of good stuff out there just practically every start and that I Associated Press
been behind it. was durable that year, and I kind of look at 4,000 Houston Astro pitcher Nolan Ryan struck out 11 New York Mets Thur-
"THE FANS got into it more tonight than I've seen them strikeouts the same way." sday night to become the first pitcher to fan 4,000.
Dodgers dump Cubs, 7-4
CHICAGO (UPI) - Len Hatuszek Davis then scored on a fielder's Antonio Gunslingers are top can-
and Enos Cabell, acquired earlier this choice groundout by Billy Hatcher didates to be moved or merged.
week in separate trades, made key of- and the Cubs had a 3-0 lead. They Buta move by the Gamblers or Ex-
fensive contributions and Greg Brock made it 4-0 in the fifth on doubles by press may jeopardize league contrac-
hit two homers yesterday to give the Sandberg and Moreland. ts with star quarterbacks Steve
streaking Los Angeles Dodgers a 7-4 Young of Los Angeles and Jim Kelly
victory over the Chicago Cubs. USFL problems of Houston, two of the league's
The triumph was the fifth in a row brightest stars.
for Los Angeles, which overcame a 4-0 T N.J (UPI) - Young's NFL rights are owned by
deficit. Tom Niedenfuer, 4-2, earned TEANECK, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Kelly's
the victory by pitching the seventh Representatives for each of the 14 are held by the Buffalo Bills.
and eighth innings. Lee Smith, 4-4,U.S. Football League teams met for
t gth ICGs. leedi 4-0,4'os 9 hours yesterday and afterward Cardinal sinner
took the loss, reported little progress was made in r,
Angelesscored three sixth-inning solving many of the league's ST. LOUIS (UPI) - Not all the ac-
Aglsproblems. tion was on the field at Busch Stadium
runs. Dave Anderson reached on a When the meeting broke at 6:30 p.m. Thursday night. St us Cadi o
fielder's choice, Ken Landreaux EDT, Commissioner Harry Usher ficials receivedc St. Louis Cardinal of-
doubled and Cabell landed in a trade ET omsinrHryUhrfcasrcie complaints about a
with Houstondelivered the run with said the teams would meet again professional striptease act in the
wnRItHoundeliveBredkthernwith tomorrow morning before the bleachers.
an RhI groundout. Brock then hit his Baltimore Stars play the Oakland In-
13th homer of the season, chasing vaders at Giants Stadium in the third Mr. and Mrs. James Harrison of
Dick Ruthven. USFL championship game and final Cahokia, Ill., said the stripper ap-
In the eighth inning, Cabell singled one in the summer. parently was hired to entertain mem-
off reliever George Frazier with one THE USFL is planning to initiate a hers of a bachelor party.
out. Smith, who leads the Cubs with 1 fall schedule beginning in 1986 and
saves, struck out Brock before these summer meetings are for set- They were in the lower bleacher
Matuszek, acquired in a trade with ting the league on the proper course section having a bachelor party when
Toronto, tripled to tie the score 4-4. for the switch. a woman came in during the second
Terry Whitfield then double to deep The owners must decide what inning and was sitting with the groom-
r-center field to score Matuszek. teams will be folded or merged when to-be," Mrs. Harrison said.
The Cubs took a 1-0 lead in the first the league, how many players should "She started her little speech and
off starter Orel Hershiser on a double be kept on the rosters after Aug. 1 and then disrobed, stripping down to her
by Thad Bosley, walks to Ryne San- how to resolve problems four teams G-string. She had on a black-flowered
dberg and Leon Durham and a have with player payrolls. bikini top and pink bikini underwear
sacrifice fly by Moreland. "Those decisions are hard and those and she removed them. She was
Associated Press The Cubs made it 3-0 in the fourth. conversations are long and exciting," topless."
With one out, Richie Hebner singled, Usher said. "It's probably premature
Los Angeles Dodger Ken Landreaux wishes transplanted first baseman Jody Davis walked and Larry Bows to mse sannouncemnaby hrlmauirt
Len Matuszek would have stayed at his normal position. Landreaux hit a bunt single to load the bases. to make any announcements. l The act lasted about five minutes
snares a fly ball hit by Chicago Cub Richie Hebner, but he has to fend off Ruthven squeezed home a run and Usher favors reducing the league and created a commotion. But the
Matuszek to do it. Matuszek delivered a key hit later though as the rehdwenHsisrfidtopk from 14 to 12. The Los Angeles Ex- stripper sipped in her clothing and
us reached when Hershiser failed to pick press, Denver Gold Houston Gam- disappeared before police and
Dodgers defeated the Cubs 74 .... up the ball. blers, Tampa Bay Bandits and San security guards could arrest her.

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