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ly Ti '-i'r rrx- yrwryvt wrryr rrrrrr y1 i ryrr TM GOING TO TALK TO MY BAT ORIOLE DETROIT FREE PRESS Saturday, July 3. '76 3-C Lansing Pitches In For Bird Is This One Way to Cage The Bird? EAST Pet. GB WEST Pet. GB New York 27 .620 Kansas City 45 28 .616 Cleveland 37 34 .521 7 Texas 40 31 .563 4 Detroit 35 36 .493 9 Oakland 37 39 .487 92 Boston 35 36 .493 9 Chicago 34 38 .472 Wt Baltimore 35 38 .479 10 Minnesota 34 39 .466 11 Milwaukee 26 42 .382 164 California 32 46 .410 15'2 "I've never, in all my years in baseball, seen a pitcher do the things he does on the mound," admitted Gladding. "But it works for him." BY CHARLIE VINCENT Free Press Sports Writer BALTIMORE Al Bumbry thinks he's got the solution to the puzzle that is Mark Fidrych.

"I'm going to talk to my bat Satruday night," the Oriole outfielder said. "If he's going to talk to the The thing that's baffling to me," said Gladding, "is why he wasn't drafted sooner. I don't know why he wasn't selected until the 10th round 1 wasn't here then, so I just don't know." There ara those wha say the curly-haired rookie's fastball was suspect. But the Monday Night Baseball crew timed his fastball during the nationally televised game against the Yankees and clocked it at a respectable 93 miles an hour. "We've never clocked it," said Gladding, "but I know he has a real live fastball it moves around good.

And his real strength is that he keeps the ball down low, throws strikes and doesn't walk anybody." Gladding, who took over as the Tigers' pitching coach from Steve Hamilton, said the only person responsbile for Fidrych's success is Fidrych himself. "I don't want credit for nothing," Gladding said. "He's done everything himself. All we did was just work him in gradually and I guess we handled that pretty good, considering how he's going. "Everytime he goes out there, though, I wonder how much longer it'll last.

He'll lose. They all lose. Koufax lost and Drysdale lost. If he doesn't lose he's different from any pitcher I ever saw before." ball like they say he does, I'm going to make sure I've got everything going for me, too." "He makes a lot of guys talk to their bats," laughed Tiger- pitching coach Fred Gladding, when he heard about Bumbry's strategy. "I've seen a lot of opposing players laugh at him in the first few innings, but they're not laughing at him at the end." Fidrych, now 8-1, with seven straight wins, will.

The Kins Is Back The King and His Court Eddie Feiner's four-man soltball team is in the midst of its 31st annual international tour that will bring them to the Detroit area later this month. Feigner will open the Detroit stop on Wednesday, July 14 at 8 p.m. at Royal Oak Memorial Park, Woodward and East 13 Mile. The next evening they will play at Detroit Lutheran West, 8181 Greenfield at Jcy Road, beginning it 9 p.m. Tickets are SI.

50 and 75 cents for children and can be purchased at Lutheran West. Tickets at the game will cost $2 and SI for children. Feigner flso will play at Lutheran East, 20100 Kellv Road, south of Eight Mile at 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 20. Tickets at Lutheran East are $2 and $1 for children.

At the gate they will be $2.50 and $1.50. Fred Gladding pitch Saturday night at Tiger Stadium, when the series -against Baltimore shifts to Detroit. He's now considered a virtual shoo-in for the All-Star squad and with every appearance he strengthens his position in the rookie-of-the-year race, too. FRIDAY'S RESULTS Baltimore 2. DETROIT 1 NEW YORK 7, CLEVELAND 1: The Yanks chased Rick Waits (2-3) with four in the first, including a three-run homer by Chris Chambliss, his ninth.

Catfish Hunter (10-6) went the route, surrendering six hits, including George Hendrick's 13th HR. Lou Piniella poled a two-run homer in the third, No. 3 of the year, as the Yankees broke a three-game losing streak. CHICAGO 1, TEXAS 0: Bart Johnson (6-7) scattered five hits Friday night to beat the Rangers for the seventh time in his career without a loss as the White Sox snapped a nine-game home losing streak9 Bert Blyleven (6-9) had his string of scoreless innings broken in the first with the game's only run when Chet Lemon led off with a single. MINNESOTA 6, CALIFORNIA 5: Rod Carew knocked in three runs with a homer and double while Craig Kusick slapped a tie-breaking single in the fifth off loser Andy Has-sler (0-6) to unlock a 5-5 tie to aid Vic Albury (2-1), who pitched two-hit ball over the final six innings in relief of starter Jim Hughes.

KANSAS CITY 8, OAKLAND 5: John Mayberry stole home on an aborted suicide squeeze and Al Cowens scored on a wild pitch in the sixth inning to spoil Vida Blue's (6-7) return to the A's lineup. Sal Bando highlighted Oakland's scoring with a two-run homer in the third, his league-leading 17th of the year. BOSTON 3, MILWAUKEE 0: Dick Pole (4-4) and Jim Wil-loughby combined for an eight-hit shutout and Bobby Darwin homered in his first at-bat against his former mates in the second inning. Butch Hobson and Fred Lynn singltd in the sixth and later scored on a sacrifice fly and a bases-loaded walk. Jerry Augustine (2-5) took the loss.

SATURDAY'S GAMES Baltimore (Cusllar 4-8) at DETROIT (Fidrych 8-1), 8 p.m. California (Ryan 6-8 or Hartzell 0-2) at Minnesota (Singer 6-3), 2:15 p.m. Texas (Briles 6-5) at Chicago (Barrios 1-3), 2:15 p.m. New York (Holtzman 5-6) at Cleveland (Hood 2-4), 7:30 p.m. Oakland (Bosnian 2-0) at Kansas City, (Leonard 7-3), 8:30 p.m.

Boston (Jones 1-0) at Milwaukee (Broberg 1-6), 8:30 p.m. THURSDAY'S RESULTS Freedom: How Tigers See It Friday JSights Tigers Boxscore Continued from First Sports DETROIT BALTIMORE ab bi Bumbrv If 4 0 2 1 Blair cf bi 4 0 10 4 0 0 0 4 0 10 4 0 0 0 LeFlore ct Vervier ss Oglivie If Siaub rt JThmsn lb 4 0 0 0 3 0 10 3 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 110 Grich 2b ReJacksn rf LMav lb Muser lb Mora dh Belanoer ss AJohruon dh 3 0 7 0 3 12 1 ARodrgei 3b 2 0 0 0 Freehan 0 0 1 PGarcia Jb 3 0 0 0 Ruhle 0 0 0 0 Hiller 0 0 0 0 BRobinsn 3b 3 0 I 0 DDuncan 2 0 0 0 Palmer 0 0 0 0 Mickey Stanley: 'I must take it for granted because I can't think of what to say." Then he added jokingly: "Oct. 1 to March 1." (That's the off-season in baseball.) Dave Roberts: 'It's just the American way It's what we stand for. People who come here know this and know they have a chance to make a good life We really don't know how good we have it here." Dan Meyer: "I don't think you really think about freedom when you have it. I guess it's being able to pursue a course in life you want to.

It has a lot of responsibilities. People get carried away with being free, but we have to preserve our nation so we can remain free." Willie Horton: "Freedom? Freedom? From the day you were born you're free, as far as I'm concerned. The day God gave you breath is the day you're free. That's life." Ben Oglivie: "It's the ability to do anything, anytime I want to do it in a rational sense, in accordance with the law." Tolal 29 1 1 Total 27 2 2 Detroit 000 010 000- 1 Baltimore 001 000 lOx- 2 DP Detroit 3. LOB Detroit 3, Baltimore 3.

2B Belanger 2, Grich. Oglivie. SB LeFlore, ReJackson. A.Rodriguez, Mav. SF Freehan.

IP ER BB SO Ruhle (L.5-4) 7 8 2 2 1 1 Hiller 1 0 0 0 0 2 Palmer (W.10-7) 9 5 110 4 1:48. A-32J38. BY LOUIS M. HELDMAN Free Press Lansing Stiff LANSING A pitch for higher pay for Tiger rookie sensation Mark (The Bird) Fidrych turned into a strikeout Friday as the Michigan legislature raced toward summer recess. It all began with a resolution asking Tiger general manager Jim Campbell to tear up the Bird's lowly $16,500 contract and reward him with something befitting a 21 -year-old rookie who has pitched seven straight victores, compiled an 8-1 record and charmed thousands, or even millions, with his antics and abilities.

The author of the resolution, Rep. Dan Angel, R-Battle Creek, said that Fidrych's salary is the minimum that can be paid to a big-league ballplayer and even falls below the salary of those other underpaid big-leaguers, the state's legislators. WHILE ACKNOWLEDGING that a resolution from the House of Representatives doesn't compell Campbell to pay Fidrych better. Angel said: "Frankly, Jim Campbell is really kind of a penny-pincher and he needs all the push he can get." Not all of Angel's colleagues agreed. Rep.

Alfred A. Sheridan, D-Taylor, suggested facetiously that since Fidrych is Polish, the resolution should be sent to the "Polish caucus for consideration" to get rid of it. Rep. Roy L. Spencer, R-At-tica, who also opposed the resolution said, "I'm sure if his record holds up, the gentleman (Fidrych) will be adequately rewarded in next year's contract." Then an argument broke out on the floor between Spencer and Rep.

John F. Markes, D-Westland, over whether Spencer had supported the resolution in the first place. Markes, as chairman of the House Policy committee, routinely guides dozens of non-controversial resolutions through the House each week. Finally, he asked to end debate cn the resolution, since the House had come in early Friday morning to try to get through some slightly more important legislation the 1976-77 state budget. SO THE BILL urging a raise for Fidrych was referred back to Markes' committee) there to rest at least until the legislature returns from summer recess around World Series time.

Angel said the problem with his resolution was that many of the members saw it as an attempt to inject the legislature into negotiations between Fidrych and the Tigers. Angel said he'll introduce a new resolution in the fall to honor Fidrych, and it won't mention salary. Horton Oakland 5, Kansas City 2. Milwaukee 6, Boston 5, 10 innings. DETROIT 2, Baltimore 0.

Cleveland 3, New York 2. California 2, Chicago 1. Tom Verjzer "It means everything to me doing what I do, playing baseball. I have complete freedom and am doing something I like." Tigers Canh Hit Lose. 2-1 Pet.

GB .597 WEST Cincinnati 46 31 Los Angeles 42 35 San Diego 40 36 Atlanta 34 41 Houston 36 41 Francisco 31 47 EAST Pet. GB Philadelphia 50 21 .704 Pittsburgh 42 29 .592 8 New York 4 1 37 .526 13 St. Louis 32 42 .432 20 Chicago 30 44 .405 22 Montreal 24 44 .353 25 .545 .526 .468 .468 .397 4 5'2 11 10 losing four straight, could do little wrong Friday. Reggie Jackson opened the seventh with a single, went to second on Lee May's sacrifice, advanced on Andres Mora's fly to left field and scored on Belanger's broken bat looper over Rodriguez's head. Hiller came in in the eighth to prevent any further damage, but by then it was too late because Palmer put Detroit down 1-2-3 in the final two innings to even teh series at one game each.

TAGGING THE TIGERS After Friday night's game, Orioles announced they have Heavy Duty. Spin-on VSll i EOfr rn ace oil filters LHJUt I Wffl 50:11 (HO I Continued from First Sports bases with nobody out. AL BUMBRY, who promises to talk to his bat when the O's face Fidrych Saturday in Tiger Stadium, followed with a single to center to score Be-langer but Ron LeFlore's throw to Bill Freehan cut down Robinson, trying to score on the same play. The Tigers ended what remained of that threat when Paul Blair grounded into the third Oriole double play of the night to end the inning. The Tigers finally got to Palmer in the fifth when Jason Thompson led off with a single and Alex Johnson followed with a hopper over second baseman Bobby Grich's head.

Aurelio Rodriguez sacrificed them both along and Free- FRIDAY'S RESULTS NEW YORK 2, CHICAGO 1: The Mets won their eighth straight as Jerry Koosman (8-6) allowed just a single in the first and two in the ninth. The Mets scored the winning run in the sixth off ex-Tiger Joe Coleman (0-4) who was pitching in relief when Bruce Bosclair singled, stole second, went to third on a groundout and scored on Ron Hodges' single through a drawn-in infield. Koosman fanned 12, tying the NL's single-game high tor the season. i HOUSTON 10, CINCINNATI 8 (14 innings; first game): Cesar Cedeno's two-run homer, his fourth hit of the game, highlighted a three-run winning rally off Rcih Hinton (01-) in this four-hour, five minute opener of a pair. Jerry Davanon's two-run triple sparked a three run Houston burst in the 11th but the Reds came back to tie, getting two on a double by bought the contract of former Tiger Fred Holdsworth, who has been laboring with the llkJiiyV Mwil ijijD Caso ot 2.

$10.88 U4 Birds' Rochester farm club the International League. Holdsworth was 4-4 with a 3.74 earned run average for the fev "starter? ffiffiSi Red Wings this season. To make room for Holds- worth, the O's optioned re liever Mike Flanagan (0-3, 5.62) to Rochester. EXCEPT CHRYSLER $22.94 Holdsworth hails from Ncrthville, spent parts of the 1972, 1973 and 1974 seasons han's fly ball to left scored Thompson with the tying run. But Palmer allowed just two hits the rest of the way a sixth inning double by Ben Oglivie and a seventh inning single by Alex Johnson, who was eventually cut down trying to steal second.

The Orioles weren't exactly battering Ruhle around either. But the O's, who could do little right most of this week while wi th the Tigers and has an 0-5 major league record. He was dealt to the Baltimore organi Johnny Bench. Pete Rose's five hits couldn't save the Big Red Machine. Ex-Tiger Gene Pentz (2-1) got the win despite r.

walking in a Cincy run in the bottom of the 14th. PITTSBURGH 10, PHILADELPHIA 9: Bill Robinson's pinch-hit home run leading off the 1 th inning, his 11th of the season, came off Gene Garber (3-2) and broke a 9-9 tie. His homer spoiled a rally by the Phillies, who overcame an 8-2 deficit with the help of a grand-slam homer by Dick Allen. ST. LOUIS 3, MONTREAL 0: The Cards beat Woody Fry- man (8-6) with two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth.

Jerry Mumphrey and Don Kessinger drove in the first two and Mike Tyson the last to back Lynn McGlothen (7-7) and break a four-game St. Louis skid. McGlothen allowed just five hits. Los Angeles at San Diego, night. Atlanta at San Francisco, night.

SATURDAY'S GAMES 'Chicago (R. Reuschel 7-5) at New York (Seaver 8-5), 2:15 p.m. (Carlton 7-3) at Pittsburgh (Medich 5-6), 2 p.m., Channel Q. TAtlanta (Ruthven 9-7) at San Francisco (D'Acquisto 0-4), 4 p.m. Houston (Cosgrove 3-4) at Cincinnati (Alcala 7-2), 7 p.m.

Montreal (Rogers 2-5) at St. Louis (Denny 3-4), 8 p.m. San Diego (Freislebcn 6-2) at Los Angeles (Rhoden 7-0), 10 p.m. THURSDAY'S RESULTS zation on May 29 last year in a trade of relief pitcher Bob IficKSiSS'JI' FITTINGS tWt I I I nnite i-iftr Reynolds. Come to Nemo's Bar before the ball game oi 'he best ground round in town Corner of Eighth and Michigan On.

btttt tot Tig.r Stodivrr "Go Bird" rwfflW REFILLS CHAIN LINK per foot We rent you iht tools. You install it yourself. Top Seeds Advance The top seeds survived Friday in the first round of the Cunningham's 7600 Bicentennial doubles tennis tournament at Fairlane Club in Dearborn. I mixed doubles, Trish Faulkner of Bloomfield Hills and Rudy Hernando of Ham-tramck lived up to their No. 1 seeding by defeating Larry Kaufman and Sue Heald of Oak Park, 6-3, 6-1.

Faulkner and Val Ziegenfuss of Mission Viejo, top seeded in women's doubles, downed Margaret Lilly of Detroit and Ellen Warnes of Mt. Clemens, 6-0, 6-1. The No. 1-seeded team in men's doubles, Eric Friedler of Evanston, 111., and Jerry Karzen of Glencoe, 111., subdued John Good of East Lansing and Win Schiller of Bay City, 7-6, 6-4. Viren's In HELSINSKI, Finland -(AP) Lasse Viren, a double Olympic track gold medalist in Munich in 1972, qualified Friday for the 5,000 meters event in Montreal when he won the Finnish championship in 13:24.18.

Galvanized Potts $3.60 and $4.00 Gatea $17.00 Philadelphia at Montreal, postponed, rain. New York 13, St. Louis 0. Diego 5, Los Angeles 3. FEDERAL PIPE AND STEEL CORP.

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