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Wednesday, July 12, 1967
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'i,"''i DETROIT FREE PRESS Wednesday, July 12, 67 1-D Mem Out to Comer Liom-Sized Job j BY JACK BERRY Lem. Barney wanted to go "where the action is." He's there. J Barney is a cornerback, left side, with the Lions. , - "They, call cornerback the hot spot on defense," Barney said Tuesday at Cranbrook before wrestling into his pads for the afternoon workout. . , "I started in college as a quarterback but I wasn't getting : much action. I asked to be switched to the corner because that's where the action is,'". ' "I was really elated when Russ Thomas and Joe Schmidt called and told me they'd drafted me," the six-foot, 196-pounder said. "My coach, .Roderick Paige, and I discussed various times ' , which team TA have the best chance with and we figured it would be the LIONS," Barney said. It's no secret the Lions were particularly vulnerable at left cornerback last season, a post ; occupied primarily by Bobby . Thompson. ness to that of Green Bay's ,Herb Adderley and San Fran-V: Cisco's Jimmy Johnson. And Adderley, is one ol Barney's - heroes, along- with Bobby Jeter, the Packers' other cornerback. . "They're 'the greatest . and I've tried' to pattern myself after them, watching the distance they play different guys from the line, what steps they use to come up and so on," Barney said. THIS WEEK the rookies are involved In the basics. Next week the veterans report and it will get tougher, but David says : - "A rookie can get used to practice. You've got to see how they react against other clubs. "They'll make mistakes that's part of the' game. The big thing is seeing how he reacts to the same situation the Turn to Page 4D, Column 3 HE WAS switched and made All - Conference ""(Southwestern Athletic Conference) three straight years for Jackson (Miss.) State, twice was named to Ebony Magazine's All-America -and once to the Pittsburgh Courier's All-America. And the Lions made him their second-round pick in the college draft. ' AFTER TWO days,, Barney hardly is the answer to all the problems but 'defensive coach , Jimmy David likes what he's seen so far. v "He's very quick and -he's got good speed. You've got to have both to play the outside where there's so much man-to-man," David said. He likened Barney's quick Lem Barney Ml Beat AL m .Duel , V BY JOE FALLS Free Press Sports Editor - ANAHEIM The National League won its second tight pitching duel in two years Tuesday . night in the 38th All-Star Classic. The score was 2-1. Cincinnati's Tony Perez won it with the third homer of the game, "ripping one into the left center stands off Hunter in the 15th inning, longest All-Star game in history. National League . pitchers Juan Marichal and Ferguson eb 6 All-Star9 Exec, That's DeWitt ANAHEIM , IF THEY EVER get around to naming an All-Star executive in baseball, it would have to be none other; than William O. DeWitt. And it's about time somebody changed the ugly image he has had in Detroit ever since he tried to make something out of the Tigers in those desperate days of 1959-60. . ' ' l : DeWitt ran things for about two years when . Tiger Stadium was still known as Briggs Stadium, and when the Tigers still had more owners than fans. He ran. things with such a firm hand that it had an unsettling effect on everyone in the organization, including the park policemen and jeanut vendors, r - The Tigers, as you well know, have never been known as the most imaginative operators in the game. They were among the last teams to install lights and among the last to sign Negro players. They operated by" protocol; everything had to go through channels. "'Well, DeWitt tried to swim those channels all by himself. " The Tigers were not ready for a man of his enterprise and energy. His moves were bold and shocking. He traded the most popular player on the team, Harvey Kuenn, and then he traded his manager, Jimmie Dykes. No one had ever had the audacity to trade a manager before, but DeWitt did it when he sent Dykes to the Cleveland Indians for Joe. Gordon. ; f - DeWitt brought in Norm Cash, but people tend to forget that, and he shot off fireworks after the ball games, and some people' in the Tiger organization still haven't forgiven him for that. , " 'Stopped on a Lot of Toes' HIS TROUBLE was that he tried to do it alf by himself. He wouldn't delegate authority. He stepped on a lot of toes, and as it turned out, .some of these were the wrong toes. He was ousted after less than 24 months on the job, and when he left, he was portrayed as a demoniac dictator who lusted for-power. ' Well, Bill DeWitt wasn't my favorite general manager, either. Let's get that Btraight. I objected A to the fact he objected to my stprfes; which related how he was trying to run the team down "on the field stories which Dykes later admitted were true. - But let's give the guy his due and it's long overdue. He went to Cincinnati on , a shoestring and in six years made himself almost $6 million. That's six million all for him self. He won one pennant and nearly won another,' while our Tigers still grope for their first flag in 22 years. You can only wonder in retrospect what might have happened if the Tigers had kept him on the payroll. .DeWitt's image in Cincinnati is little better today than it was in Detroit. The fans still haven't forgiven him for trading away Frank Robinson though few know the true facts, how Robinson gave the Reds nothing but trouble with his off-the-f ield activities and virtually left DeWitt with no alternative but to trade him. . .And the city fathers of Cincinnati y are still mad at him for refusing to commit the Reds to signing a 40-year lease on a proposed new stadium in Cincinnati. Millions Not Hard to Take ; ' BUT THIS MAN is a wheeler-dealer, and you must admire his success. : . He bought the Reds for $4.6 million in 1962 and sold them for $7 million last year. He still owed $2 million on his property and got the new owners to, assume that debt. . : , So he tleared $4.4 million for himself on the sale alone. -'He earned an estimated $1.5 million while operating the. club, and at the time of the sale, he talked his buyers into retaining him for one year as a special consultant at a salary of $25,000. ; . That's so he could qualify for the executive pension plan which he devised and developed while boss of the Reds. -, .. . . ' "He still wasn't through. He repurchased 15 percent of the club and turned it over to his son, therefore securing the son's future. , ' V DeWitt is a visionary. He believes they! should play, all. "of the All-Star games at night, as well as starting the World Series on weekends and playing the midweek games after dark. '. ' " 1, He believes in inter-league play and in expanding - to 24 teams and then breaking the league down into two six-team divisions, so there are four pennant races every year instead of two. ,.'"--r He also . believes in the kids. He took some of that, dough he got for selling the Reds . and. plowed it back Into the future of baseball by building nine ball fields on ; the sandlots of Cincinnati with no strings attached. 1 wr t -'M Bill DeWitt Jenkins - starred while , Deani Chance and Gary Peters starred for' the Americans. ; M a r i c h a 1, Giants' high-kicker, faced only 10 men in three "Innings, .giving up' a single to Jim Fregosi '"the , ninth man to face him. The only early: batting outbursts were a pair of , home runs-by both teams a second inning blast by Fhillie Richie Allen and a sixth-inning shot by Oriole Brooks Robinson. .-."''' RICHIE ALLEN, Philadelphia's powerful third base-" man, broke the ice in the sec-, ond inning. - ,. Allen ripped a Chance pitch 400 feet over the right center ' fence leading off the inning, giving the Nationals a 1-0 lead. Chance gave up ' one other hit in his three-inning stint, ah infield scratch to Pittsburgh's Roberto Clemente. v Juan Marichal retired eight straight American League hitters untlL: hometown hero - Jim Fregosi of the Angela slashed a single to left with two. out in the third. Marichal finished his stint by getting Brooks Robinson on a ground out. The flashy Giant star gave" up one hit and struck out three including the Tigers' Bill Freehan. JIM" McGLOTHLIN of the Angels and Ferguson Jenkins . of the Cubs took over pitching chores in the fourth. ' .( . Yankee star Mickey Mantle came in to pinch hit for Mc-Glothlin 'in the fifth- inning and received aC rousing stand- .ingC ovation from fans.1 .-, - Mantle was . called out on strikes with Cq.ri Yastrzem-ski resting'on second base with the tying run. White Sox star Gary Peters came on to pitch the sixth for the Americans.. ' - The . next ' standing, ovation came for. an "'enemy" the Giants' Willie Mays, batting for Lou Brock in the sixth. Like Mantle, Mays was called out on strikes. " - - i " . (,THE AMERICANS were minus the big Robinson Frank 4ut his Oriole teammate, Brooks, made up for it. The Oriole third1 baseman lined a Jenkins pitch far over the leftf ield, fence in the sixth inning to tie the game,'-1-1. Jenkins got some revenge when he struck out Tony Oliva to end the sixth inning.- It was his sixth strikeout in a three-inning stint, tying' the All-Star record held by three, other pitchers. ' .- Cardinal fireballer Bob Gibson came in to relieve Jenkins for the Nationals in ' the seventh. the ;46,309 il f388 '70 Host To Stars etroit M as A. Long Wait BY JOE FALLS Free Press Sports Editor ANAHEIM Star gazing : Don't hold your breath waiting for the All-Star Game to return to Detroit. It won't happen for at least five years and possibly not until the mid-1970's. classic goes into the YOU'RE A CARD, WALT All-Star managers Walt Alston and Hank Bauer were full of chuckles, on the - eve of Tuesday's All-Star baseball game , in AP Photo Anaheim. Bauer, whose Baltimore team has not given him much to mile about this season, looks over Alston's card with the National League lineup on it. The classic goes Astrodome in Houston next year and while it's not confirmed, it'll probably be played in Cincinnati in 1969. The city of Cincinnati celebrates its 100th an niversary in 1969 and already has requested the All-S tar Game. The city hopes to have a new stadium by then. Cities with new stadiums have been getting the preference in recent years and so " Atlanta is in line for the 1970 game. By then baseball will have expanded, and the new cities will move to the top of the list.' Detroit has hosted ' two All- Star games, in 1941 and 1951. Detroit got the '51 game out of turn because of the 150th anniversary of the city. The Chicago White Sox also are ahead of the Tigers On the list of progression when and if they ever return to the old sys tern of rotation. MICKEY MAJN X L. r was among the last players to be picked for this All-Star Game and he was the very last to show up Tuesday afternoon. The Mick arrived about an hour before the game, missing the American League meeting. He had been visiting his home in Dallas. Hank Bauer, AL manager, said he would not fine or suspend Mantle . . . and he said it with a smile. THE QUOTE of the day went to Jimmie Cannon, the New York columnist who t o o k a quick trip through Disneyland before the game. Cannon took one look around, made a wry face and said: "This place, is for kids." x THE 31 O S T embarrassed player was pitcher Jim (Catfish) Hunter of the Kansas City A's. "Do I have to wear these white shoes?" he asked Bauer "Wear what you want," Bauer told him. "I guess I'd better wear them.V . sighed Hunter. "I still like the way Mr. Fin-ley signs his name on my checks." Phil Linz Now a Met NEW YORK (UPD The New York Mets Tuesday acquired ' infielder ' Phil Linz from the . Philadelphia Phillies on waivers. The Phils got in fielder Chuck Hiller from the Mets, also, on waivers. Linz, 28, hit .222, with one home run and five runs batted in for the Phils this year. He came up with the New York Yankees in 1962 and was traded to the Phils, Dec' 1, 1965, for Ruben Amaro. . Hiller, 31, used mostly as a pinchhitter this season, hit .093, with no homers and three RBI. He came to the Mets from the San Francisco Giants, May 15, 1965. He has missed most of the season with injuries. ,-; Cougars Looking To Future BY HAL SCHRAM Glentoran, the Irish champions from Belfast, has gone and the first year-of Detroit's soccer experiment has ended. But the sport is not dead, nor is it dying. A new plub shall arise in 1968. "There isn't a single man among our nine stockholders who isn't prepared to see this thing through," said general manager Emmett Simms at Monday night's . farewell dinner at the Savoyard Club. "WE ARE NOT revealing our losses. I can't see where its anybody's business. It's enough to say they were substantial," Simms said. But Cougar officials were more than satisfied with the play, conduct and performance of coach John Colrain and his Irish champions from Belfast. "It was an experience none of us shall ever forget," Colrain said- in presenting city and club officials with an autographed soccer ball. "You were a great bunch of guys," . said president Jack Anderson, offering a. toast to the departing Cougars. "When we win the United Soccer1 Asso ciation title with our own club in September of 1968 our first international game will be against Glentoran in the " Oval in Belfast." INDICATIONS are that threal Glentoran players will , be back to join the 1968 Cougar 'cast Anderson said Cougar officials will negotiate with the Glen toran club for the services of halfback Billy McCullough, for ward, Billy Sinclair and. goalie John Kennedy. . All three said they would con sider offers to join Detroit when the club ' opens training in Kingston, Jamaica, next February.' '' Football Arrows Add QB Trio Three veteran , quarterbacks Ron Bishop, Bill Harrington an5 Jim Sytek j o i n e d the Michigan Arrows training camp this week. Receivers Jim Johnson and Bill Leonard are in camp at 12 Mile ,Road and Gratiot, hoping to help the Arrows win a third straight . Midwest Pro fessional League title. The Arrows start their exhibition schedule Aug. 5 and open their season against the Pontiac Firebirds Aug. 26. The Arrows played in Pontiac the last two seasons, but left after a front office dispute. 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