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faced no penalties, although three players
sat out one game.
It isn't known if the incident had much
of an effect on Freehan's decision to leave.
Roberson said he spoke to Freehan about
his decision on multiple occasions and the
allegations never came up.
The 53-year-old Freehan, who
grew up in Royal Oak, hit .446 with 10
home runs and 44 RBI in his sopho-
more season at Michigan in 1961. He
led the league with a .585 Big Ten av-
erage, a mark that still stands as a
He joined the Detroit Tigers immedi-
ately following his sophomore cantspigrr
and went on toan illustrious 15-year ca-
reer in the major leagues, holding a .262
lifetime batting average.
In 1968, the All-Star catcher hit 25
homers, drove in 84 runs and won a
World Championship with the Tigers.
Freehan compiled a 166-167-1
record, becoming the first coach since
the baseball program began in 1866 to
leave Michigan with a losing record.
oiverines-to-be Louis Bullock and Robert Traylor will represent the United States at the Junior World Olympics. The
jair, posing here at the U.S. Olympic Festival, was named to the team as replacements late Friday night.
Notre Dame increases football
rom Staff Reports
When the Wolverines take the field
t Notre Dame in 1998, more eyes will
on them than in the past.
The Irish are renovating 64-year-old
otre Dame Stadium to up their seating
acity to 80,990 from59,075. General
ting will total 78,452, preferred side-
ine seating will be at 2,270 and disabled
ccess seating will number 268.
A new natural-grass field and new
oal posts will be added, but the field will
not be lowered. Instead, the first three
rows will be eliminated.
In addition, two new dot-matrix
scoreboards will grace the north and south
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ends of the stadium and a new three-level
press box with field and campus views
will be constructed on the west side.
like atmosphere on the periphery of the
stadium. Locker rooms will be expanded
with the Irish gaining 4,400 square feet
and the visitors 2,350.
The cost of expansion and restoration
will be approximately $50 million. It will
be funded by bonds.
The stadium opened in 1930 and the
Irish have played 318 games in the facility
since, accumulating 243 wins, 70 losses
and fives ties.
The expansion should be completed
for the 1996 season opener.
Notre Dame Stadium ranks 44th in
seating capacity in Division I-A. It is ex-
pected to rank 14th after the expansion.
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