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A Ludington Dally News, Friday, May ft, 1978 Hitler Does It Again! By RICHARD L, SHOOK *^0 Major League Standings DETROIT (UPt)-John Hiller' is About the only person who doesn't consider John Hiller the best relief pitcher in baseball. Hiller, who has yet to be scored upon this season, registered his fourth save of the season Thursday night and whiffed seven batters of a possible nine outs, including six in a row, in protecting the Detroit Tigers' 6-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. Rookie Dan Meyer broke a 4-4 tie by leading off the sixth inning with his second game-winner home run of the season and then Hiller came on to protect Ray Bare's first American League win. The left-handed relief pitcher has been impeccable on his way toward a third straight superlative season in a facet of baseball with a yearly attrition rate that must be near what the U.S. Marine Corps had in wartime beach landings. Through 14 1-3 innings no team has scored so much as an unearned run off him and he is 1-0 with four saves, not bad for just six appearances. Hiller was 10-5 with 38 saves and a 1.44 ERA in 1973 then 17-14 and a 2.64 ERA plus 13 saves last season. So who does Hiller consider better than he is? Mike Marshall of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Rollie Fingers of the Oakland A's. "I don't make guys look foolish," Hiller said. "Marshall can make guys look foolish. I'm not saying I don't do the job, but I'm talking about guys who impress me. "When I watch a guy like (teammate) Tom Walker...now there's a guy with super stuff. He can make guys take funky swings," Hiller said with a shake of his head and a dJpsy sweep of his hand. "He can blow a guy's mind with a pitch —really make him look bad. "I can't," the 32-year-old said. "I put everything I have on every pitch." Hiller took over for Bare, 1-1, after the ex-National Leaguer relieved starter Vern Ruhle, who gave up two-run home runs to both Don Money and George Scott in the fourth and fifth innings. Scott's fourth home run of the season also marked the eighth consecutive game in which he's driven in at least one run, four games shy of the major league record. Those four runs left the game tied 4-4 because Meyer's twoout single began a four-run fourth. Leon Roberts, who has now hit safely in all 10 games he's played, singled and Aurelio Rodriguez chased them both home with a double. Slumping Tom Veryzer singled and Ron LeFlore tripled for two more runs. Meyer, whose other home run enabled Mickey Lolich to best Luis Tiant 1-0, reached Jim Colborn, 0-1, for his third hit of the game. Roberts then walked, stole second and continued to third on catcher Darrell Porter's throwing error, and scored on Veryzer's groundout to short. Then Hiller came in to strike out seven of the 11 batters he faced. "I told Ralph (manager Houk) I'd see him in nine days," Hiller cracked. "Last time it was two weeks between appearances." "He's something," Houk said in admiration. "I've never had a guy who could go that long after being off so long. He's as good as any I've been around. "(Luis) Arroyo was fantastic and then there was (Joe) Page," Houk said. "But I don't think they were as good as he is." It is not unlikely to suppose that Hiller will get a chance to show off his stuff to his former manager, Billy Martin, whose Texas Rangers come to Detroit for three games this weekend. Bengal Bits John Hiller DETROIT (UPI) — Bengal Bits: Dan Meyer got some help from an old friend in ending his batting slump with three hits — his dad. Tom and Judy Meyer, Dan's parents, came in from their California home to watch their son during this home stand. The elder Meyer immediately had some advice .for his son, hitting .219 entering the game. "He said I was locking my hips, throwing my body," Meyer said. "He should be able to tell what I'm doing wrong — he's been watching me long enough. "I've been pressing, popping up," Meyer said. "I've been getting down." Wayne Blackburn, the Tigers' minor league hitting instructor, is in town and told Meyer the same thing. "I tried moving my hips the last time up last night (Wednesday) and I hit a long fly ball," Meyer said. "I felt good about that and today it just continued." John Killer's six straight strikeouts was one shy of the American League league record for consecutive strikeouts by a relief pitcher. Denny McLain set it in 1965. It is not the first time Hiller has fanned six in a row. He did it in relief once before and set an 'AL mark in 1968 when he started a game and fanned the first six batters he faced. Vern Ruhle has had no decision in his last three start after winning and losing in his first two of the season. Wednesday night he deserved a better fate. He would have had it, too, but for a pair of two-run home runs he gave up. The right-hander from Coleman had faced just one over the minimum until newly acquired Bill Sharp singled with one out in the fourth and George Scott pumped out his fourth home run. Ruhle allowed only four hits in his 4 2-3 innings but two of them were home runs. Ron LeFlore has a seven- game hitting streak and Leon Roberts has hit safely in all 10 games he's played in this season. WHERE, WHEN THE ACTION IS! SUNDAY LUDINGTON AREA CATHOLIC HOME & SCHOOL ASSOCIATION ST. SIMON GYM Bryant & Washington Ave. DOORSOPEN AT6:OOp.m. GAME STARTS AT 7:00 p.m. SUNDAY ST. MARY'S 85 S. Madison, Custer DOORSOPEN AT 1:10 Play Begins At 2:30 MONDAY BPOE No. 736 LUDINGTON LUDINGTON AVE. & HARRISON ST. 7:30 p.m. DOORSOPEN AT6:30 EARLY BIRDS AT7:IOp.m. MONDAY CUSTER VFW POST NO. 5096 US-lOEast DOORSOPENAT6:30p.m. GAME STARTS AT7:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY EAGLES NO. 1354 108 S. Harrison POORSOPEN«:30p.m. GAME STARTS 7:30 p.m THURSDAY DANISH BROTHERHOOD Danish Mall 1014 S. Madison DOORS OP6II AT»:30p.m. GAME STARTS7:30p.m. THURSDAY SCOTTVILLE OPTIMIST CLUB ScoUville City Hall N. Main Street ROOBSOPENAT«iMp.m. GAME STARTS AT 7: W p.m. PHONE 7W-IIM FRIDAY I.O.O.F. LODGE Above Cook's Sport Shop DOORSOPEN«:30p.m. GAME STARTS 7:30 p.m. SATURDAY ST. STANISLAUS soo 3rd St., Ludington D008SOPEN«:JO GAME STARTS 7.-30 Tiger Box Milwaukee Detroit ab r h tal ab r h bl Money 3b 5)13 LeFlore cf 3011 Yount ss 3010 Sutherlnd 2b 4 0 ? 0 Sharp cf 3110 Morton dh 4000 Bcvacqu ph 1000 Freehan c 4010 Thomas cf 0000 Colbert Ib 4000 Scott Ib 411} Meyer II 4231 Aaron dh 4010 Roberts rf 2210 Lezcano rf 4010 ARodrlgi 3b 4 1 t J Porter c 1000 Veryzer ss 3112 Moore ph 1000 Ruhle p 0000 Mitchell If 3000 Bare p 0000 Garcia 2b 3100 Hlller p 0000 Slaton p 0000 Colborn p 0000 Caslro p 0000 Totals 12 4 « 4 Totals 33 t 10 « Milwaukee 000 022 000— 4 Detroit 000 402 OOx— t E-Lezcano. Porter, Roberts. DP- Milwaukee 1, Detroit 1. LOB-MHwaukee 6, Detroit 5. 2B-Meyer, A. Rodriguez, Aaron. 3B- LeFlore. HR-Scott (4), Money (2), Meyer (2). SB-Roberts. ip h r er bb Slaton 32-38441 Colborn L 0-1 2 12120 Castro 21-3 1 0 0 0 Ruhle 42-34443 Bare W 1-1 11-31001 Hiller 3 1001 Save Hiller (4). T 2:24. A-10,220. Brundage Tiger Reliefer Off To Fast Start By RICHARD L. SHOOK DETROIT (UP!)—Too bad gasoline engines are not as efficient as John Hiller, If they were, automobiles would get about 900 miles to the gallon and the phrase "energy crisis' 1 would only be heard in reference to getting out of bedin the morning. The left-handed reliever for the Detroit Tigers had pitched only six times prior to Friday < night's game with the Texas Rangers but had one win and four saves and had yet to give up a run of any kind in 141-3 innings. He didn't "save" the other game but Detroit won it with Hiller finishing so you have to say he's had a hand In half the Tigers' first 12 wins —and that's closer to perfection than a razor blade ever gets to your face. Manager Ralph Houk of the Tigers is utilizing Hlller a little differently this season, his third straight year of success since coming back from a heart attack. Houk doesn't put Hiller into the game unless the game is on the line. "I told Ralph I'd see him in a couple of weeks," Hiller said, laughing because he has gone two weeks and then nine days in between appearances on two different occasions. That's the way the Duluth, Minn,, resident wants it. "That's why I never ask him to put me in a game just to get some work," Hiller said. "You never can tell...in the next three or four days he might have to use me every day. "When I come into a game I like it to mean something," Hiller said. "It gets the adrenalin going and I think it makes me a better pitcher." "I've never had a pitcher who could go that long without work and still do such a good Job for so long as he can," Houk marveled after Hiller came in from nine days without being in a game and struck out seven batters in three innings, six of them in a row. The pitcher, though, doesn't rank himself as the equal of the game's other top relief pitchers. He mentions Mike Marshall of Los Angeles and Rollie Fingers of Oakland as particularly impressive to him. "I don't make guys look foolish," Hiller said. "Marshall can make guys look foolish. I'm not saying I don't do the job, but those guys can make guys take funky swings. "If you talk to the other hitters, I think they'll say: 'He doesn't look that tough, but we still don't get anything off him,'" Hiller said. "I have to put everything I have into every pitch I make. "Some pitchers can coast for a few pitches and then reach back for the extra when they need it." The emergence of Tom Walker as a dependable right-hander in the bullpen is what has prompted Houk to change his method of using Hiller, who says "I don't think there's a better bullpen in baseball than ours as far as depth. "Walker is like Sudsy (second baseman Gary Sutherland)," Hiller said. "I don't understand how guys as good as they are could have been in the minors. "Walker has super stuff," he said. "He can really make guys take funky swings." Hiller just make them take their bats back to the dugout. Just about every time. NBA Accepts 20 succumbs Hardship Applications VN (UPI) — Averv • • • BONN (UPI) - Avery Brundage, 87, a towering figure in the world of Olympic sports for more than two decades, died of heart failure in a Garmisch-Partenkirchen hospital Thursday night. His doctors said Brundage, president of the International Olympic Committee for 20 years until 1972, entered the hospital two weeks ago for a respiratory infection. He died at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday following a heart failure. "His death is an enormous loss for everyone. He was a man whose stature and personality went far beyond the world of sports," Willy Daume, president of the West German Olympic Committee said. Brundage, an engineer by profession, spent his life fighting to free amateur sports from politics and professionalism and earned as many epithets as awards for the effort. He left his home in Chicago March 9 to join his 39-year-old wife, Princess Mariann yon Reuss, in their summer home in the Alpine retreat in Southern Germany. MONTE CARLO (UPI) Frenchman Gratien Tonna won the European middleweight boxing title Wednesday when he outpointed title holder Kevin Finnegan of Britain with a unanimous decision. NEW YORK (UPI) — All America Adrian Dantley of Notre Dame, a 6-5 forward who averaged 30 points a game last season, and high school stars Bill Willoughby of Englewood, N.J., and Darryle Dawkins of Orlando, Fla., were among 20 players declared eligible Thursday as hardship case in this month's National Basketball Association draft by Commissioner Walter Kennedy. The list also includes UPI second team all America Luther "Ticky" Burden, a 6-2 guard from from Utah, and two players who were nominated for all America honorable mention, Alvan Adams, 6-9 forward from Oklahoma and Joseph Bryant, 6-10 center from La Salle. All three are juniors in college. Dantley, also a junior, is the third Notre Dame star to secure hardship status in the last two seasons. Gary Brokaw was a rookie with the Milwaukee Bucks in 1974-75 and John Shumate was signed by the Phoenix Suns but sat out the season because of a chest ailment. Willoughby, a 6-8 center who led Dwight Morrow High School to the New Jersey State championhip, had signed a letter of intent to play for the University of Kentucky. Dawkins starred at Maynard Evans High School and was believed headed for Florida State prior to submitting an NBA hardship application. '' The list of eligibles also includes two small college stars, juniors Lloyd Free, a 6-2 guard from Guilford College, MANNA FOR ALL SEASONS by Alan Mavor TICKLE MOTHER WITH A TILLER By Uflitert Pfw* tniwnittonil Nitteml UigHt Bait American Leagw EMI Chicago Pittsburgh Philadelphia New York St. Louis Montreal w. I. 18 8 12 10 13 11 10 It 9 8 Welt w, I, 1ft 10 16 13 14 13 14 14 13 pet. ,W7 !S42 ,455 .391 .381 pet, ,655 .552 .910 .800 .46? .323 g.H, 3 3 5 g.b. Milwaukee Boston Detroit Cleveland Baltimore New York 9 .MB - 10 Los Angeles Cincinnati San Francisco San Diego 14 14 Atlanta 14 16 Houston 10 21 Thursday'* Results Philadelphia 6 St. Louts 2 Pittsburgh 4 New York 2 Atlanta 3 San Francisco 2 San Diego 3 Cincinnati 0 (Only games scheduled) Today's Probable Pitchers (All Times EDT) San Diego (Freisleben 1-3) at Chicago (Burris 3-D, 1:30 p.m. Philadelphia (Underwood 2-2) at Atlanta (Harrison l-l), 7:35 p.m. Houston (Roberts 2-2) at Montreal (Fryman 3-0), 8:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Gullet 3-1) at New York (Tatel-1), 8:05 p.m. San Francisco (D'Acquisto 13) at St. Louis (McGlothen 2-2), 8:30 p.m. Los Angeles (Hooton 0-3) at Pittsburgh (Rooker 2-1), 8:35 p.m. Saturday's Games Houston at Montreal San Diego at Chicago Cincinnati at New York Philadelphia at Atlanta Los Angeles at Pittsburgh San Fran at St. Louis, night Oakland Texas •Kansas City California Minnesota Chicago 4 4 ft g.b. 14 12 12 « ,571 10 13 .49ft 10 13 .435 10 15 .400 Weit w. I. pet. 15 11 .577 14 12 .538 14 13 .51* 14 14 .500 10 11 .476 10 16 '.985 Thursday's Results Detroit 6 Milwaukee 4 Texas 5 Kansas City 3 California 5 Oakland 0 . (Only games scheduled) Today's Probable Pitchers (All Times E»T> Chicago (Kaat 4-0) at Cleveland (G. Perry 4-3), 7:30 p.m. Minnesota (Albury 2-1) at Baltimore (Grimsley 0-3), 7:30 p.m. Texas (Brown 1-2) at Detroit (LaGrow3-l),8p.m. Milwaukee (Sprague 3-0) at Kansas City (Fitzmorris 3-2), 8:30 p.m. Boston (Wise 2-2) at California (Hassler 3-2), 10:30 p.m. New York (Dobson 2-3) at Oakland (Abbott 2-1), 11 p.m. Saturday's Games Texas at Detroit New York at Oakland Minnesota at Baltimore Boston at California, night Chicago at Cleveland, night Milwaukee at Kan City, night Major League Leaders By United Press International Leading Batters (Based on 45 at bats) National League g. ab r. h. pet. 16 50 29 98 24100 24 91 23 89 23 75 24 90 21 77 and Eugen Short, a 6-7 forwa'rd from Jackson State. There are two college freshmen on the list, Henry Fields, a 6-2 guard from Ohio State and Cyrus Mann, a 6-10 center from Illinois State University. Lacy, LA Morgan, Cin Cash, Phil Cardnal, Chi Reitz, St.L Boone, Phil Watson, Hou Parrish, Mtl Garvey, LA Smith, St.L 8 20 19 19 8 6 14 9 18 14 21.420 38.388 38.380 33.363 32.360 27.360 32.356 27.351 43 .341 27.338 29126 21 80 American League g. ab r. h. pet. 16 51 10 21.412 91 83 63 23 23 18 24 Carew, Min Munson, NY Yount, Mil Lynn, Bos Maddox, NY Hendrsn, Chi 23 85 Powell, Cle 17 53 Wohlford, KC 16 50 Brye, Min 13 50 Rivers, Cal 28 118 Home Runs National League: Cey, LA and Winfield, SD 7; Baker and Evans, Atl, Bench and Perez, Cin, Watson, Hou, Wynn, LA, Luzinski and Schmidt, Phil, Stargell, Pitt and Smith, St.L 5. American League: Horton, 11 17 13 15 17 6 8 11 20 37.407 31 .373 23.365 33.344 29.341 18 .340 17.340 17.340 40.339 Del 6; May, Bait, Killebrew, KC and Burroughs, Tex 5; seven players tied with 4. Runs Batted In National League: Bench, Cin 24; Perez, Cin and Garvey, LA 23; Madlock, Chi, Wynn, LA and Winfield, SD 21. American League: McRae, KC 21; Scott, Mil 19; May, Bait and Bochte, Cal 18; Harper, Cal, May, Chi, Horton, Det and Munson, NY 17. Stolen Bases National League: Morgan, Cin 18; Cedeno, Hou 17; Lopes, LA 12; Concepcion, Cin, Mangual, Mtl and Hernandez, SD 8. f American League: Rivers, Cal 19; Otis, KC 15; Nettles, Cal and Patek, KC 11; Ramirez, Cal, North and Washington, Oak 9. Pitching (Based on most victories) National League: Sutton, LA 6-1; Messersmith, LA 5-0; Morton, Atl 5-2; Stone, Chi 4-0; Ran, LA 4-1; Jones, SD 4-2. American League: Ryan, Cal and Blue, Oak 6-1; Kaat, Chi 40; Champion, Mil 4-1; Palmer, Bait, Busby, KC and Jenkins, Tex 4-2; G. Perry, Clev and Broberg, Mil 4-3. Bulls Dump Warriors _ MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL Powerful 5 H.P. Tiller 249 2XC2025 Forward, Neutral and "Irmlint" Powtr Slxlt.n «l*ih«r <lne» till 12 to 26 Pithl PUBLIC AUCTION OAKLAND (UPI) — Though it's the high-scoring forwards who command most of the attention for the Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors, the guard matchups are proving vital in their NBA Western Conference championship series. Norm Van Lier scored 35 points as Chicago gained a 2-1 edge Sunday and fellow guard Jerry Sloan sparkled in all departments Thursday night to boost the Bulls to an 89-79 victory for a 3-2 in the best-of- seven series. Sloan, on a night when many other stars seemed sluggish following Tuesday night's tension-filled Warriors victory, was all over the court while collecting 18 points, 10 rebounds and a pair of steals. "I don't know if I've ever seen a guy with more intensity than Jerry," said Bulls' Coach Dick Motta, who hopes to wrap up the series with a home court win Sunday afternoon. Sloan scored 11 of his points in the firstquarter as Chicago jumped to a 4-0 lead and was never behind while forging to a 25-20 advantage at the end of the period. "They were giving me a lot of shots and I just made up my mend to take them," said Sloan, who indicated the Warriors' defense was conducive to scoring opportunities for the guards. , For Fast V Easy Gardening, " Check the Features... -Rugged engine, balanced directly over tines for easy tilling —Adjustable drag stake sets exact till depth —Heavy-duty gear box PHIl JACKSON TELEPHONE 315 S. JAMES LUDINGTON To settle estate the following will be sold at Public Auction at the place located on Carroll Street in Village of Pentwater, on SATURDAY, MAY 17 STARTING AT 1:00 P.M. Round oak table (very nice) \ « antique dining chairs; 2 rocking I chairs; open arm chairs; Magnus electric chord organ; Zenith color TV (nearly new); 3-cushion davenport; 2 small radios; antique dropleaf table: glass door bookcase; 3-pc. bedroom suite, bed, dresser and chest of drawers; I chests of drawers; maple bed with spring and mattress; 2 metal beds with springs and mattresses; writing desk and chair; antique dresser; antique night stand; wardrobe and antique vanity; 2 cedar chests; large mirror; cabinet sewing machine; high chair; antique stool; 3old trunks; Tiffany lamps; library table; table and floor lamps; bookcase, night stand; baby crib; antique sewing stand; several books; 2 card tables; 4 sleel folding chairs and serving trays; "' Several small tables and stands; vacuum cleaner; bathroom j scales; 2 electric beaters; antique chairs; linens and bedding; record player; old doll with china bead; refrigerator frost free (nearly new); Frigidaire electric range; all kinds of electric I kitchen appliances; pots and pans; antique glassware; can* nister set and bread bo* to match; set of china ware; kerosene lamp; crocks and jugs; copper boiler; 2 electric fans; Maytag wringer.washer; tubs, stand and wringer; ironing board; frail ars; canner; several lawn chairs; garden hose; lawn mower; garden tools; 9 small sprayers; 3 step ladders; carpenter tools; many colleslors items and antiques. Many things of interest!! 895 Oceana County plat book' Qceana County Adas (2 in- cresting history books). Terms: CASH Not responsible for accidents or property loss! NORMAN SMITH ESTATE WALTER URICK, ADMINISTRATOR Peter and John Herremads Auction Service Phone i?3-3St70r 173*8)7 Elegant I Garefife Interiors ^Exteriors Yours...at no extra cost in mM * w w MARTIN CAPP, President Martin Homes Cuilom-cut, delivered, erected, financed...anywhere) Martin Homes are quality homes with ELEGANT INTERIORS and CAREFREE EXTERIORS ... and they are priced no higher than ordinary homes of the same size. Luxury features like hand-carved front door with operating sidelight, 1%" oak Interior doors with oak trim, parquet wood floors, deluxe carpeting... upkeep-saving features like lifetime aluminum or rustic wood siding, quality weatherstripped windows and doors... all included in the basic cost of a Martin Home. 8% Long Term Financing Available ASK YOUR MARTIN MAN BOBEBT SMITH »« N. ElQht Mil* 84. 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