Tuesday, July 23, 1985
The Michigan Daily
LARKINWA TTERS DOING ALL RIGHT
Life after 'M' baseball
The Michigan baseball team lost the second round and was assigned to hitter on the team, batting .347 with 21
five starters from last year's 55-10 Great Falls, Mont. (Rookie - Pioneer runs and 23 RBIs. Watters has yet to hit
team. Juniors Barry Larkin and League). a homer but he has stolen eight bases.
Although he spent most of his Jeff Minick: After a disappointing.
Mike Watters were drafted and Michigan career in the outfield, Wat- senior year in which he was
signed by professional teams and ters has played second base almost last among Michigan regulars with a
Ken Hayward, Jeff Minick and exclusively with Great Falls. Through .275 average, Minick was passed over
C.J. Beshke graduated. Here's a 27 games, Watters has been the best in the draft. However, the outfielder
look at their status after Michigan signed as a free agent with Lakeland
(class-A - Florida State League).
baseball. Minick played only two games with
Barry Larkin: After two Big Ten the Detroit Tiger affiliate before he
MVP seasons at shortstop, Larkin was transferred to Gastonia, a class-A4
was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in co-op team. Minick has played just
the first round of the June draft. In 33 three games with Gastonia and has
games with Vermont (class-AA - one hit in five at bats.
Eastern League), he was batting .316 Ken Hayward: The slugging first
with 19 runs and seven steals. baseman set Michigan career
However, he had no home runs, just y records in nine of 12 offensive
nine RBIs and had made 11 errors. categories. But he was overlooked in
Most of the errors, though, came the draft, presumably because he
early in the season and on wild lacked speed, quickness and smooth
throws. He has settled down since and defense. Hayward has tried to catch
is reportedly making some major- on with a pro team as a free agent.
league defensive plays. C.J. Beshke: Beshke was also
Larkin's best game came June 30th passed over in the draft, but he has
against Nashua. With his team down recently signed witirthe Toronto Blue
5-4, in the eighth inning, Larkin Jays as a free agent. The slick-
cracked a two-run triple and then fielding second baseman was working
proceeded to steal home. for his former coach in the Bud Mid-
Mike Watters: Watters was drafted Waters daugh Baseball Camp before signing
hb the Los Angeles Dodgers in ...Pioneer League terror with the.Jhvs
Former Michigan star Ken Hayward is looking for a job.
SPORTS OF THE DAILY:
Sassy sails to victory
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (UPI) ina race like this -seamanship and a year's combined team losses would
- Sassy, owned by Dutch Schmidt of goodboat," he said. amount to about $58 million and in
Detroit's Bayview Yacht Club, was Meanwhile, race officials said the three years would mushroom to $155
the first yacht across the finish line yacht Tomahawk sank during a storm million. The revised estimate for 1988
yesterday in the stormy 61st annual in Lake Huron off Alpena early is now $86 million, Fehr said.
Port Huron to Mackinac Island yacht yesterday but everyone aboard was
race. rescued and no serious injuries were Ex-con tattooed
One of the 304 yachts that left Port reported. NORFOLK, Va. (UPI) - Police
Huron on Saturday sank during a Overestimated who arrested escaped convict John
voilent Lake Huron storm that Garcia as he stepped from a boxing
developed late Sunday. The storm NEW YORK (UPI) - Negotiations ring after a nationally televised bout
also knocked 10 other yachts out of the for major league baseball players and say a rose tattoo over the fighter's
race. owners met tice yesterday, but the heart gave him away.
SCHMIDT BROUGHT Sassy into only movement toward reaching a "When we saw the rose, we knew we
port at 7:05 a.m. EDT, more than an new contract before an Aug. 6 strike had the right guy. Before that, the
hour-and-a-half ahead of Fast Lane deadline was the owners' concession identification was kind of iffy," Police
and Brassy, which crossed the finish that their projected losses were too Lt. Curtis M. Todd Jr. said.
line about a minute apart of each high GARCIA, WHO escaped June 25,
other. 1982, from the Colorado State Peniten-
Fast Lane is owned by Turner, tiary in Canon City, was jailed without
Nickel and Williams of Detroit and In a one-hour afternoon session at bond until an extradition hearing
Brassy is owned by Mike Keeler of the the Major League Baseball Players yesterday in Norfolk.
Macatawa Bay Yacht Club. They Association offices, the owners Fighting under the alias Roberto
finished at 9:48 a.m. and 9:49 a.m., presented revised estimates of the Medina, Garcia, 29, was soundly
respectively. losses expected to be realized by the beaten Saturday night by Olympic
"We're a maxi boat built for 26 National and American League gold medalist Meldrick Taylor, who
maximum weather, and that's what teams - cutting them by nearly half. landed an astonishing 383 punches in
we had," Schmidt said. "Conditions the eight-round bout.
were fine Saturday until 8 pm. when The owners, who have been conten- Police werewaiting for Garcia after
the winds died. At 8 a.m. Sunday they ding for months that the major issue the fight and made the arrest as he
picked up to 5 knots until noon when of the negotiations is'the precariouswalked to his dressing room. He of-
the storm hit - 8-foot seas breaking say the clubs will be losing "under $30 fered no resistance.
across the decks, 45-knot winds and million" this year, said Donald Fehr, Garcia was serving time on charges
that's still goingon out there." acting executive director of the ranging from grand theft auto and
Schmidt gave full credit to his crew Players Association. burglary to assault and he had been
for the victory. arrested 61 times in the Denver area
"Seamanship makes the difference In March, the owners projected this alone.
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Rarin' to go Associated Press
Joe Ferguson, the newly acquired quarterback of the Detroit Lions,
prepares for his first Lion workout yesterday at Oakland University.