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Men's Basketball
vs. Northwestern
Tomorrow, 8 p.m.
Crisler Arena
The Michigan Daily

SPORTS

Wednesday, January 16, 1991

Ice Hockey
vs. Bowling Green
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Yost Ice Arena
Page 7
Barrowman earns
yet another honor

by Ken Sugiura
Daily Sports Writer
Friday, he set another world
record. Monday, he became a finalist
for the Sullivan Award.
Before the week is through, Mike
Barrowman could receive the Nobel
Prize.
"Everything's all happening at
once," he said.
Monday, the Amateur Athletic
Union (AAU) released its list of the
ten finalists for the 1990 James E.
Sullivan Memorial Award, presented
annually to the United States'
outstanding amateur athlete. Other
finalists include Notre Dame flanker
Raghib "Rocket" Ismail, speedskater
Bonnie Blair, and figure skater Jill
Trenary.
Monday's nomination concluded
an incredible week for U.S. Swim-
ming's two-time Swimmer-of-the-
Year. Last week, at the World
Swimming Championships held in
Perth, Australia, Barrowman lowered
his 200-meter breaststroke world
record .32 of a second to 2:11.23.
The gold medal performance marked
the fourth time he has established
the record.
By finishing second for the
United States Olympic Committee's
Sportsman-of-the-Year award, Bar-
rowman qualified for the Sullivan,
regarded as the nation's most
prestigious amateur award. The AAU
Sullivan Award Committee then
named Barrowman and the nine other
athletes as finalists for the award.
"Basically, I'm thrilled to have
made it this far. I don't really know
what to say," he commented.
Barrowman's credentials for the
award, which considers quality of

character in addition to athletic
performance, include his world record
in the 200-meter breaststroke, his
American record in the 200-yard
breaststroke at last year's NCAA
Championships, and his captaincy of
this year's Wolverine team. The
senior English concentrator also
maintains a 3.5 GPA and last year
was named to the Big Ten All-
Academic team.
Various members of the AAU
and the media vote for the Sullivan
Award which will be presented
March 11 in Indianapolis. Barrow-
man hopes to become Michigan's
second Sullivan winner; he would
follow former Wolverine pitcher Jim
Abbott, who won the honor in
1988.
Barrowman returned to Ann
Arbor Monday evening with fellow
Wolverines Eric Namesnik, Eric
Wunderlich and coach Jon Urban-
chek. This concluded Barrowman's
prolonged absence which began last
summer when he took a semester off
to train at home in Rockville, Md.,
with his personal coach, Josef Nagy.
"Mike is a very focused person,
and he can't train at that high of a
level and go to school," Urbanchek
said at the time.
With Barrowman back, the
Wolverines return to full strength as
they head west for a pair of meets.
Friday, Michigan faces No. 3
Stanford and Saturday, it visits No.
9 Cal-Berkeley.
Despite the jet lag and the past
week's hectic pace, Barrowman is
ready to move on.
"I'm excited to be back at last;
it's been a long eight months," he
said.

JOSE JUAREZ/I
Mike Barrowman, a finalist for the Sullivan Award, swims the 200-yard breaststroke during last year's NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

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- - F E
SPORTING VIEWS
Hall of Fame debates
Rose, ignores Fingers
by Ken Davidoff

For baseball aficionados like myself, the first week of January holds a
great amount of significance. Every year at this time, the Hall of Fame
announces its new inductees. Those lucky enough to be selected receive
accolades, those who do not make the cut receive sympathy, and great debate
is spawned over who should or should not have received an invitation to this
prestigious institution.
However, this year the baseball world focused on the activities of one
Peter Edward Rose: "Pete Rose gets out of jail;" "Pete Rose gets banned
from the ballot;" "Pete Rose teaches gym to young tykes;" "Pete Rose goes
4-for-4 against the spread in the NFL quarterfinals."
Unfortunately, all this attention on Charlie the Hustler has taken away
from the usual issue: the Hall of Fame winners and losers. As a result, no
one noticed the great injustice when Rollie Fingers was snubbed in his bid
to become a first-year inductee.
When looking at Fingers' resume, one statistic stands out like a sore
thumb: 341 saves, first all-time among relief pitchers. This record should
merit a first-year acceptance.
There certainly would have been controversy if Hank Aaron and his 755
home runs, or Lou Brock and his 938 stolen bases, hadn't gotten in on the
first try. Likewise, the state of Texas might secede from the Union if Nolan
Ryan and his ever-increasing strikeout total do not gain entry in his first
year of eligibility.
It's not as though Fingers' saves went for naught, either. He played an
essential role in the Oakland A's dynasty of the early 1970s, earning three
World Series rings. His total of six saves in those three series are still a
record, and he also won the Most Valuable Player award for the 1974 Series.
Almost a decade later, he led the Milwaukee Brewers to two consecutive
post-season berths, collecting the 1981 American League MVP and Cy
Young awards in the process.
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pioneer of his position. Until the 70s, managers loaded their bullpen with
has-beens and never-wills. The emergence of Fingers and his contemporaries
such as Rich Gossage and Bruce Sutter revolutionized the game.
In today's baseball establishment, a team doesn't have a realistic chance
of contending if it lacks a quality closer. All other worthy candidates who
have piled up saves for the past two decades will certainly be locked out in
accordance with Fingers' omission.
In the election of 1991, Fingers fell 42 votes short of getting inducted.
One cannot assuredly state whether he will gain enough support in the
coming years - yet he has already been treated unjustly.
In the past, players who dominated their positions were rewarded without
hesitation. Fingers redefined the relief pitcher; nevertheless, the prospect of
his being honored at all remains in doubt.
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CCHA Scorecard
Standings

TEAM (OVERALL)

Rec. Pts. GF

GA

la y. w . vs

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
7.
8.
9.

Lake Superior (20-3-3)
Michigan (18-5-3)
Ferris State (16-5-5)
Michigan State (12-10-4)
Western Mich. (12-11-3)
Bowling Green (11-13-2)
Ohio State (8-16-3)
Ill-Chicago (6-17-1)
Miami (4-18-3)

17-2-3
15-4-3
12-5-5
9-7-4
9-9-2
9-11-2
6-13-3
4-17-1
2-15-3

37
33
29
22
20
20
15
9
7

126
126
90
86
65
84
60
62
48

59
79
73
58
74
95
99
101
109

Friday's Results
Michigan 6, Miami 3
Western Michigan 7, Ohio State 1
Lake Superior 6, Bowling Green 2
Ferris State 2, UIC 1 (OT)
Saturday's Results
Michigan 8, Miami 2
Lake Superior 6, Bowling Green 3
Ferris State 4, UIC 3
Ohio State 4, Western Michigan 2

Upcoming Games
Friday. January 18
Michigan at Bowling Green
Michigan State at Lake Superior
Western Michigan at UIC - 7 p.m.
Ohio State at Miami
Air Force at Ferris State
Saturday. January 19
Michigan at Bowling Green
(PASS - Live - 7:40 p.m.)
Michigan State at Lake Superior
UIC at Western Michigan
Miami at Ohio State
Air Force at Ferris State

All games begin at 7:30 local time, unless noted.

Scoring Leaders

(League Games)
GP G A

Naime
Felsner, Denny
Dowd, Jim
Harkins, Brett
Roberts, David
Weight, Doug
Taylor, Rod
Holmes, Peter
dePourca, John
Jiranek, Martin
Russell, Kerry

Team

Michigan
LSSU.
BGSU
Michigan
LSSU
FSU
BGSU
FSU
BGSU
MSU

22
21
22
21
21
72
22
21
20

3
11
16
14
10
25
13
6
16
11

18
Z3
23
23
8
19
13
13
18

46
40
3
37
35

Dowd

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