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r p - r DETROIT FREE PRESS funrla". M?v 21. '7fi 5-E Think John Hiller's Worried? You Bet He Is DETROIT (UPI) John Hiller has rejoined humanity after three relatively flaw-free seasons and is finding it difficult to live with his new teammate failure. "I can't cope with this," Hiller said one night recently, still fully clothed in his Detroit uniform after every other Tiger player had dressed and gone. "If I "had bad stuff this wouldn't be so hard to take. But this is getting to me." What is getting to Hiller is just about everything. Nub hits, bad throws, nights when his only mistake winds up colliding with a weather satellite . .. . You get the idea. The 33-year-old lefthander is not getting bad he's just getting beat. HILLER HAD a 1-3 record, but more importantly, a 3.47 earned run average through tiis first 13 unlucky appearances of the season. Relief pitchers with high earned-run averages are scarce except in the minor leagues. "If my stuff wasn't good, I'd be 'worried' worried," the Scarborough, Ontario, native said. "But my stuff is good. My fastball is as good as it's been the last two or three years. "The last three years everything has gone right for me. Maybe it's just catching up with me. Now when I make a mistake, it seems like I have to pay my dues." The highest Hiller's ERA has been since his 1971 heart attack was 2.64 in 1974. It was 1.44 for 65 games the season before that and 2.15 for tiis half-season last year. A pulled muscle under his left armpit sidelined Hiller last July 25. "I'm the man on the spot every time I go out there," Hiller said, stripping off his pants and getting ready for a late shower. "I can't make a mistake. A starting pitcher can go out two or three times and be bad and it doesn't matter that much. Me, I'm on the spot every time." That statement reflects a fundamental difference in the John Hiller of today and the John Hiller that bounced back from his heart attack. That John Hiller didn't care whether he succeeded or failed. He had just fought and won two bigger battles first for his life and then for his livelihood and nothing he could do on the pitcher's mound came even close to that. BUT SUCCESS has chipped away at the insulation the lefthander had built up against the world of human frailty and now success or failure does matter, purely as a matter of personal pride if nothing else. "After a while you go out there and you start wondering what's going to happen next. You start looking for things. And that's bad. It's not that I've lost my self-confidence. I haven't. It's just that all these flukey things keep happening. What I need is t'nree or four good outings in a row." ilnii)itoiiiMiim (Through games of Friday, May 14, 1976) American League National League TEAM SATTINS As R M MR RBI Pet 311 14 152 .295 313 290 260 289 272 211 242 201 286 22 146 .277 30 143 .274 17 116 .265 23 126 .261 16 122 .256 17 125 .251 II 100 .246 16 91 .245 14 178 .233 262 21 121 .221 223 16 96 .220 Kansas City 1055 162 New York 1128 162 Boslon 1061 156 Detroit 981 124 Texas 1109 142 Cleveland 1063 137 Minnesoli 111? 136 Chicago 982 108 Milwaukee 850 97 California 1229 139 Oakland 1184 143 Baltimore 1013 107 INDIVIDUAL BATTING 60 or more at hati AS R H MR RBI PCI 19 39 0 .386 20 44 03 18 35 14 30 20 44 20 38 II 34 11 37 15 33 14 31 LeFlore Del Carty Cle Palek KC Lynn Bos G.Brelt KC Bonds Cal Bosiock Min Denl Chi Siaub Del Yount Mil Munson NY Horlon Del Harorove Tex Rivers NY Pimella NY Chambliss NY Harrah Tex Olis KC McRae KC Randolph NY R.White NY Carew Min Lezcano Mil Rudi Oak B Bell Cle D.Evans Bos Wyneoar Min Hendrick CM AAuser Bal Mavberry KC Manning Cle Garr Chi Fisk Bos Belanger Bal J. Thompson Del Money Mil Bochte Cal Aaron Mil Remv Cal Bradford CM North Oak Ashbv Cle Burroughs Tex Petrocelli Bos DeCinces Bal Dovle Bos J.Soeneer Chi B. Downing Chi Bumbry Bal Ford Min Randall Min Rice Bos Burleson Bos Ystriemski Bos Efchebarren Cal F.While KC Beniguei Tex A. Rodriguez Oil 0 Scoll Mil Randle Tex Grieve Tex Lemon Chi Smaliev Tex L.Stanion Cal Orta Chi A. Johnson Del O Thompson Min 109 Chalk Cal 122 Porter Mil 80 Duffv Cle 93 C.Washingtn Oak 136 43 34 37 36 35 43 32 36 36 31 38 126 21 37 83 10 24 127 18 36 120 23 34 110 15 31 100 10 28 111 19 33 68 9 19 116 19 32 19 36 13 29 122 12 104 11 15 37 4 20 24 40 9 16 26 38 13 23 17 34 15 21 129 20 33 5 1? 19 25 14 25 21 27 3 19 11 22 13 13 12 26 17 27 16 29 11 19 L May Bal Darwin Mil McKay Min Cowens KC Kuioer Cle Garner Oak Grich Bal Braun Min P.Kelly Chi Mellon Cal Hisie Min Bavlor Oak Gamble NY B. Williams Oak Brohamer Chi Haney Oak Bando Oak Vervzer Del G Neitus NY Ramirez Cal C May NY P Garcia Mil Soikes Cle R Torres Cal Camoaneris Oak Sutherland Del Blair Bal Singleton Bal C. Moore Mil B Robinson Bal Hendricks Bal 13 23 23 .316 14 .354 9 .353 10 .352 24 .349 11 .347 12 .343 18 .330 7 .326 26 .319 24 .318 19 .314 17 .313 17 .313 25 .312 15 .311 21 .310 19 .300 I .298 15 .295 11 .294 13 .289 31 .283 12 .283 14 .282 16 .280 22 .280 9 .279 23 .276 I .275 9 .271 17 .270 I .269 9 .269 IS .269 18 .268 8 .267 9 .267 7 .267 5 .266 18 .264 28 .264 14 .263 8 .262 S .261 14 .251 6 .257 5 .256 22 .256 5 .253 18 .253 13 .250 23 .250 7 .250 10 .250 3 .250 10 .248 18 .248 10 .245 18 .244 7 .242 6 .242 9 .241 12 .239 13 .239 6 .239 .238 7 .238 7 .237 14 .235 12 .234 5 .233 I .231 19 .230 11 .227 14 .225 5 .221 12 .217 7 .217 19 .215 14 .214 17 .213 10 .208 11 .208 I .208 3 .206 17 .205 11 .202 10 .200 ' 5 .200 4 .197 6 .197 5 .196 11 .192 6 .184 5 .179 4 .176 10 .176 7 .175 6 .165 4 .161 Brewer Cal Lyle NY Buskev Cle Foucaull Tex D Alexander Bal Wood Chi Willoughbv Bot Travers Mil Hollzman Bal Grimslev Bal Pattin KC Bird KC W Campbell Min Gossage Chi Filzmorris KC Kern Cle Ttant Bos J Brown Cle Brlles Tex Tanana Cal P Oobson Cle RuWe Del D Roberts Del Barr Tex Leonard KC Blyleven Min E.Filueroa NY Singer Tex Siaton Mil M.Torrez Oak Hiller Del Bare Del Todd Oak Jenkins Bot G Perry Tex Ross Cal Colborn Mil Eckerslev Cle Blue Oak Palmer Bal Ryan Cal O.Ellis NY Hunter NY R May NY Umbarger Tex Fingers Oak Coleman Del Solillorff KC Peterson Cle Broberg Mil D. Hamilton CM Goltz Min E. Rodriguez Mil J Hughes Min Kirkwood Cal Hassier Cal Decker Mm PITCHING 3 or more decisions IP H BB SO W L ERA 18 16 4 16 31 26 10 17 18 10 8 8 18 13 5 8 33 19 15 12 56 51 11 30 19 22 7 8 43 39 17 .! 58 50 22 1! 32 28 12 9 17 3 4 11 43 39 13 20 33 26 19 19 53 38 17 46 44 50 7 20 31 21 18 35 1 55 59 17 2 4 5 40 39 13 22 55 50 9 27 67 53 21 63 50 46 13 22 39 35 13 18 44 33 12 17 24 18 11 7 54 52 17 34' 71 79 26 54 57 57 24 25 46 38 9 24 60 53 18 26 65 50 3 0 31 23 23 13 21 44 48 19 21 25 24 15 9 60 57 14 40 68 61 17 37 45 50 1? 30 1 37 34 10 17 2 27 16 14 25 68 76 20 34 72 70 35 29 65 39 46 79 45 42 24 17 78 61 15 41 40 27 II 20 46 52 12 24 28 28 9 26 44 49 25 24 52 61 18 21 3 39 48 6 14 0 19 17 16 4 1 16 19 9 12 1 5 1 54 19 31 2 19 13 13 11 1 28 34 9 12 0 42 52 11 19 1 21 25 7 6 0 33 39 35 24 2 0.96 1.42 1.45 1.50 191 2.24 2.29 2.30 2 2.45 2 2.51 2.65 2.68 2.73 2.85 2.86 2.87 291 1 293 1 309 3 319 5 3.20 0 3 23 2 3 27 2 3.28 1 3.29 3.30 3.30 3.33 3.41 3.46 347 3.48 351 3.56 3.57 357 3.65 2 3.67 5 3.69 4 3.73 4 3 74 1 3.97 5 4 00 1 405 3 4.08 4.18 447 4.61 4.8 5.03 5.06 5.12 5.12 546 5.53 5.91 6.42 TEAM BATTING AB R H HR RBI PCI 292 79 161 .284 356 305 339 323 312 Philadelphia 1029 178 Cincinnati 1281 211 Pittsburgh 1132 134 New York 1266 160 Chicago 1208 161 San Diego 1183 161 Los Angeles 1283 162 SanFrancisco 1296 128 St. Louis 1291 132 Montreal 1075 126 Houston 1303 14) Atlanta 1203 123 INDIVIDUAL BATTING 60 or mora at bats AB R H HR RBI PCI 13 28 4 15 .400 32 55 13 35 12 29 31 203 .271 20 131 .269 33 150 .261 27 154 .267 19 1 53 .264 337 31 150 .259 333 14 113 .257 11 119 .250 23 122 .245 19 129 .242 II 117 .223 325 263 315 261 Mllner NY Rose Cin McBride SIL Torre NY W.Robinson Pgh W Crawlord StL DoRader 5D Cardenal CM Monday Chi Griffey Cin G Maddox Phi Russell LA Swisher Chi A Oliver Pgh J.Mangual Mil Grole NY Madlock Chi Cev LA Henderson AM D Parker Pgh Gross Htn Zisk Pgh Bowa Phi Buckner LA Morgan Cin G Foster Cin Montanez SF Luzinski Phi Schmidt Phi Simmons StL Johnstone Phi Garvey LA W.Davis SD Tolan Phi M.Perez All Fuentes SD L Roberts Htn Cedeno Htn Kranepool NY D.Cash Phi Winfield SD Slargell Pgh Cabell Hln Yeager LA Trillo Chi Harris SIL Watson Htn Reitz SF H.Torres SD Geronimo Cin Murcer SF Stennelt Pgh Milian NY Boone Phi Turner SD Speier SF J Morales Chi Carter Mil Kingman NY Brock StL Pocoroba All J.White Mil Sanguillen Pgh Baker LA Foli Mil DaRader SF Rosello Chi Milbourne Hln Ivie SD Joshua SF Kessinger SIL T.Perez Cin R.Metzger Htn Sizemore LA Jorgensen Mtl J.Cruz Htn D.Thomas SF Matthews SF Mackanin Mil Chanev Atl W Garretl NY Lacv All Harrelson NY Concepcion Cin Wvnn Atl Hebner Pgh Parrish Mtl Bench Cin Thornton Mil Office All Unser NY Ferguson LA Kendall SD C. Johnson Htn Taveras Pgh Howard Htn Rovsier All HecCruz StL K.Hernandz SIL McCovey SO D. Evans Atl R.Smith SIL 70 147 96 80 62 91 100 140 135 34 126 26 97 17 92 115 100 69 95 127 131 106 103 113 126 110 149 114 128 151 102 112 136 80 154 141 71 71 112 65 120 131 132 129 98 123 102 134 139 145 138 99 81 140 133 145 83 68 136 15 31 30 34 10 41 18 24 15 39 18 40 125 20 114 12 15Z 133 88 112 120 136 109 74 106 126 79 147 124 124 124 38 27 22 38 36 39 22 II 36 33 30 25 40 18 35 15 31 19 31 19 28 15 25 15 27 17 24 10 21 15 24 13 2? 13 21 22 .374 7 .365 6 .363 11 .355 10 .347 14 .340 20 .336 30 .333 27 .333 17 .330 10 .326 11 .322 14 .320 11 .319 7 .316 22 .315 26 .313 15 J11 22 .311 7 .310 19 .310 12 .309 12 .309 22 .307 23 .305 10 .305 23 .304 31 .304 20 .301 1 .300 16 .299 19 .298 17 .296 6 .296 11 .295 10 .292 23 .292 16 .290 18 .288 27 .287 13 .286 12 .285 13 .284 17 .284 13 .281 16 .276 16 .275 10 .273 11 .272 15 .271 14 .271 9 .269 13 .265 7 .265 17 .265 16 .264 15 .263 35 .263 10 .263 5 .261 11 .259 4 .258 18 .257 15 .257 6 .257 6 .255 7 .254 13 .253 2 .252 7 .250 26 .250 6 .250 4 .250 8 .248 13 .240 11 .240 19 .237 14 .237 I .235 1) .235 13 .235 9 .235 16 .230 15 .230 I .225 14 .225 25 .224 19 .223 10 .214 15 .213 14 .210 7 .210 16 .206 7 .192 4 .183 3 .181 13 .174 1 .173 11 .172 7 .170 13 .16 Lavelle SF C. Meizger SD Lockwood NY D. Murray Mtl Lonborg Phi Rooker Pgh R Jones SD Eastwick Cin McGlothen StL Apodaca NY Seaver NY John LA McGraw Phi Rhoden LA Gulled Cin Marshall LA J.Richard Hln Matlack NY Rasmussen StL Rulhven Atl Montefusco 5P Spillner SD G.Nolan Cin Koosman NY Chrislenson PW Scherman Mil Motfilt SF Candelaria Pgh Lolich NY Hough LA Rau LA Falcone SIL Strom SD Frvman Mtl Hooton LA Mssrsmith Atl Cosgrove Htn Warthen Mil Denny Sill Bonham Chi Rogers Mil Carrithers Mil Dierker Htn J.Niekro Hln Barr SF Hrabosky StL Alcala Cin Medich Pgh Carlton Phi Sutton LA Reuss Pgh P Niekro Atl Kaal Phi Curtis SIL Swan NY Norman Cin Caldwell SF PITCHING J or mora decisions IP. H BB SO W L ERA 38 29 12 25 27 21 7 II 21 13 9 21 24 17 10 9 53 45 13 27 44 31 II 15 79 62 15 30 26 21 7 21 56 59 14 19 22 II I I 69 53 25 63 45 45 14 20 24 II 10 21 37 32 12 13 33 33 14 21 46 40 16 33 75 56 41 49 65 54 17 37 28 23 12 15 57 59 19 41 61 51 21 46 44 46 19 20 1 61 50 11 32 3 46 44 9 28 40 43 13 19 20 14 8 12 25 28 14 10 42 34 9 29 50 55 13 45 24 21 9 16 51 59 16 24 48 37 24 31 52 40 19 25 49 53 14 35 56 58 18 32 55 42 27 37 37 42 24 9 32 24 23 25 1 49 56 13 17 2 34 30 20 18 2 63 52 22 42 2 22 20 19 10 1 50 42 19 30 4 49 47 24 24 2 46 56 10 14 1 2 24 7 20 25 18 13 52 54 18 22 5J 4? IB 41 56 56 19 32 53 54 15 26 60 56 2 5 49 40 51 6 22 46 59 17 14 31 31 8 24 2 29 28 16 17 3 36 46 6 17 0 095 1.00 2.14 7.19 7.19 7.22 227 2.36 2.40 2.42 2.60 2.60 2 2.63 0 2.63 2 267 1 274 4 2.85 0 288 5 2 89 5 2 98 3 3 06 6 3.07 3 3 08 1 3.09 1 3.12 1 315 2 3.16 3.21 3.24 3.28 3.33 3.38 3.44 3.49 3.54 360 3.62 3.62 3.65 3.67 3.61 3.68 3.73 3.81 388 3.90 3.91 3 93 1 408 4 4.15 3 4.19 3 4 20 2 4.20 4 4 27 2 4.31 1 4.34 4 4 46 WATCH THE TIGERS ROAR THROUGH BALTIMORE Tiger Baseball on Channel 4. noon TIGER vs. :. ORIOLES Sunday $1 2:00 P.M. Tiger Talk with : George Kell at 1:45 I mm toil LFirs Pi?cBs irssidloirs owe fofigfow tain) tite Mmrn , iimWi ll Ai" " M TNvi1taterWal rm- wn ri niir-rnnimn imiiiiiiinrinii i iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuLiiiiMLiijjiii.iiiijULiii.juf-Uiiiiiiiiniilinnniii- mini mi mi n iiiiiiiiiniin.u. ju The latest Markets in Focus study of the Detroit market says it all: Among adults in the 1 0-County ADI. 55 of the college graduates or better read the daily Free Press, while only 37 read the other paper. That's 61 .500 more than the News. Talk about a smart buy. The Free Press reaches 49 of the professionals or managers. The News gets just 36. In other words, more pros read the Free Press. At last count, 66,600 more than the News. With readers in households with incomes of $25,000 or more, the Free Press again tops the News. Go where the money is. You'll get 1 2,600 more top income readers. Th Free Press reaches 46 of the adults with a personal income of $1 5.000 or more. The News, again, trails by 8,200 big spenders. Fact is, more of the people who know how to make it and spend it read the Detroit Free Press. Of course, if you've been watching the Detroit market the last few years, none of this should surprise you. Like every other major city across the Detroit 4rfreeress It's a way of life country, Detroit's becoming a morning newspapermarket.A Free Press market. Now Free Press total daily circulation of 622,91 6 for the third quarter of 1 975 tops the News by 8,1 44. ' So if you wantto reach the right people, the people who travel the most, buy the best and set the trends, then talk to us. Because if you don't get them in the morning Free Press, you may not get them at all. Just call your Free Press representative. We'd like to show you what you've been missing. 1

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