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afwajr ap layaP'Waar' DETROIT FREE PRESSTHURSDAY, AUG. 21, 1980 5F Steinbrenner rips Howser for rookie mistake From AP and UPI SEATTLE New York Yankees principal owner George Steinbrenner was scheduled to leave Tampa, for Seattle Wednesday to talk with manager Dick Howser and his players concerning the club's inability to widen its American League Eastern Division lead over Baltimore. Following the Yankees' 6-5 defeat by Baltimore Monday night their sixth loss to the Orioles in eight games Steinbrenner had summoned Yankee brass, except Howser, to Florida. He blasted Howser and some players Eric Soderholm, Reggie Jackson and Bob Watson openly. In the past, Steinbrenner has been successful at motivating his players by criticizing them in the media. Steinbrenner was upset that Howser let Soderholm hit rather than bunt after Watson opened the ninth with a single. The Yankees trailed, 6-5. "Here's Soderholm hitting .147 and he lets him hit away with a runner at first base," Steinbrenner said. "Bunt him over and then you tie the game. But our guy is a freshman manager and he made some mistakes. On Soderholm, Steinbrenner said, "He's been ridiculously bad. He's killed us." He also knocked Watson and Jim Spencer who, like Soderholm, often bats in the No. 5 spot behind Jackson. "Sixty-seven percent of the timefrwe have failed to deliver, it has been the fifth hitter who has failed," said Steinbrenner. As for Jackson, who had two hits, both homers, in 17 at-bats in the five games in Baltimore, Steinbrenner said he "has carried us all year, but he was neutralized by (Orioles manager Earl) Weaver. Reggie hit .120 in the Baltimore series. If that isn't tanking, I've never seen tanking. But he'll snap out of it and come back now that he's out of Baltimore." Also attending the Florida summit were Gene Michael, the general manager; Cedric Tallis, executive vice-president; Bill Bergesch, vice-president for baseball operations; Clyde King, a troubleshooting scout and other scouts. Steinbrenner Dick Howser UTyni- mf-ll mf-)-gf--rgf Ml I I' I 1111 ff 1 I I I I i i i 1 A 3 I rti.m 80 Years of Quality 80 Years of Service Triple play gets Tigers off the hook FACTORY CLOSEOUT on discontinued design tires STEEL BELTED RADIAL THAU iW Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver has been suspended for three games and fined an unspecified amount for arguing with umpires in a game against the New York Yankees Saturday night, the American League announced Wednesday. Weaver is scheduled, to begin his suspension Friday, but could appeal. The Orioles have climbed to within 312 games of first in the AL East Division. AP Pholo 1 1 'it a -4 1 ycar-'round steelbelted radial P15580R13 While. Also fits Double Belted DELUXE CHAMPION 155R-13. 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"I really haven't been playing that well lately, and I hoped to have a good night and get back in the groove It's more mental than physical in this game when you're going bad, and I thought when I got back in the lineup it would maybe be easier to forget about the bad games." ANDERSON SAID Brookens had been "pressing so bad if I didn't get him out of there he was gonna bust. But Tommy's never gonna get in anybody's doghouse, not the way he goes at the game, the way he tries." The manager said he was quite impressed with Ujdur's work in his first big league starting assignment. "I really like that boy," said Anderson. "He keeps the ball down. They hit two lyballs off him that were home runs, but they weren't really home runs. They hit both of 'em off the end of the bat and they got up in that wind." The Brewers broke on top against Ujdur in the second inning, and it was a run they never should have had the opportunity to score. Sixto Lezcano hit a high pop foul down the rightfield line with two out, but second baseman Whitaker dropped it after a long run. Whitaker was charged with an error, and three pitches later Lezcano slammed an off-speed pitch across the leftfield fence for a 1-0 Milwaukee lead. But, just as they had on Tuesday night, the Tigers erupted for four runs in the third inning. They were helped greatly by a throwing error committed by Brewers starter Mike Caldwell. Steve Kemp got the tying run home with a sacrifice fly before Wockenf uss put the Tigers ahead to stay with si- Ainu fits Uuk F.F..T. ru)riitnn lfiiin-n sn.tta si.m RR7R-13 ifi-fifl P19S7rRM FR78rU Sififl 2JLL Wiftimii FR78-U (illXil P9K7SR11 P.B7B-14 pylorus r.R78-iri 7 hrtb-is fifi-fia (n P23575M5 LK78-15 I 69.00 I 3.11 Size lllackwall dowoul Whilcwall Closeoul K.K.T. 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Farmer didn't restrict his comments to Cowens. He also took off after Anderson. "Sparky thinks the worst thing that happened in that fight is that one of our coaches punched Cowens four times," said Farmer, himself a former Tiger. "If that's what he thinks is worst, I think he's a liar. Sparky doesn't think (Cowens) did anything wrong. Then why doesn't he bring him here? I have to go to Detroit. "I think he's protecting his player. If it was one of Sparky's players that got attacked, you'd never hear the end of it. Sparky didn't say anything when Milt Wilcox threw twice at George Brett's head. Those were attempts to hit him. Mine was not an attempt to hit anyone." Veeck declined to involve himself Wednesday. "I have nothing to do with it now," he said, "but whatever Farmer does, we will support him." The relationship between the Tigers' brass and Veeck has always been somewhat strained. THE TIGERS feel Veeck's public statements on the matter were designed to inflame the Chicago fans and stir up interest in his baseball team. Veeck insists the Tigers should have penalized Cowens by withholding his salary (some $8,000) while he was suspended. Tigers general manager Jim Campbell is afraid Veeck might use Cowens' return as a gimmick to promote larger crowds. Cowens himself has refrained from talking about the situation in recent weeks. He said earlier he had no qualms about returning to Chicago, but the Tigers aren't going to allow that to happen at least until next season. "It's a shame when you've got to go play without one of your guys," said Anderson, who plans to replace Cowens with backup man Jim Suggested List COWENS, from Page 1F Chisox owner Bill Veeck sent policemen to the Tigers' clubhouse after the incident but manager Sparky Anderson ordered them out because they had no warrant. Later, though, Farmer signed a formal complaint and an Illinois state's attorney filed an assault charge against Cowens. That charge is still pending, and there apparently have been no efforts to settle the matter. "I would say, with only a couple of days to go, there's not much chance the thing will be settled now," said Anderson. "Even if it was dropped, I don't think we'd want to take Al in there to play, anyway." Dave Cuprisin, a spokesman for the state's attorney's office, said Wednesday he would not "deal in hypothetical situations," but he added that the prosecution would have only two choices if Farmer does not decide to drop his complaint. Those choices, Cuprisin said, would be to let the charge die or attempt to take Cowens into custody "in Detroit or elsewhere." The statute of limitations on a misdemeanor is 18 months. In Chicago, Farmer is as adamant as ever in pursuing the criminal charge. "There is no reason for me to drop the charge," he said Wednesday. "Al saw a chance to get some publicity out of this and took advantage of it. Now when he comes to Chicago he'll go to jail." FARMER CLAIMED Cowens "blew it out of proportion a year ago" when Farmer's pitch broke his jaw. "I wish everyone in America could see what happened that night," the pitcher said. He insisted Cowens' attack on him in Chicago "was no different than being mugged in Central Park. I don't care if a guy charges the mound so you can deal with him face Because manager Sparky Anderson did not have to use him in short relief Monday or Tuesday night, Jack Morris (12-11) has been penciled in as a starter in the second game of Thursday's twi-night dou-bleheader at Minnesota. Morris was ordered to heat up on three occasions Tuesday night, but Dan Schat-zeder turned in a complete-game victory. Nevertheless, Morris came into the clubhouse bathed in sweat after his bullpen efforts in 80-degree heat Veteran umpire Marty Spring-stead, who missed the Tigers series in Milwaukee, is reportedly planning to rejoin his crew Thursday in Chicago. Springstead complained of dizziness last weekend in Detroit, and the 15-year veteran was admitted to Henry Ford Hospital for tests The Tigers' bus to and from County Stadium had no air conditioning, and there were howls of chagrin from some players in the rear seats every night. The complaining irked Anderson, who said one of his former coaches at Cincinnati, George Scherger, had an apt comment when players griped about minor annoyances. "The steaks are too thick up here (in the major leagues)," was Scherger's line Are the Brewers trying to sell violence? One of their scoreboard features is entitled "Why Can't We Be Friends?" and it includes a series of video tapes on several heated brawls and arguments with umpires. The reaction from fans: They love it, and even the players on the field stopped action to watch Chisox sign Cuban CHICAGO (AP) A 19-year-old Cuban refugee at Camp McCoy, has signed a one-year contract to play for the Chicago White Sox, club officials have announced. Expire 831 HO i i -i-1 nvmvri-1 i i i 1 TRANSMISSION SERVICE DISC BRAKE OVERHAUL 3 Front End Alignment S71 B88 66 29 00 wheel drive. m3 Amer. rare (inlr JL All Amcr. care except Chevettes and compact wfront wheel drive and or MacPhereon aupeniion. We'll set caster, camber and toe-in to manufacturer's original specifications. No extra charge for cars with factory if needed. Call for vour appointment. piston nydtfirt) We install front brake pads, new front seals and brake hardware; rebuild calipers, surface rotors, repack front wheel bearings, inspect master cylinder and brake hoses, bleed system and add new fluid; then road test the car. 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He played for the Wings for 2 y2 seasons, wearing a sweat band around his jet-black hair and becoming popular with Detroit fans because of his exuberant play. His best season was 1973-74, when he scored 19 goals. The Wings traded Boucha to Minnesota in 1974 for Danny Grant. Boucha has been working as a sales representative in Detroit. Forbes, 31, was coach last season with the Bingh-ampton Dusters, a Bruins' farm team. BOUCHA, from Page 1F THE TWO players had tangled earlier in the game, and both had been penalized for fighting before the stick incident. Forbes was suspended for 10 games by then-NHL' president Clarence Campbell, who called the case "one of the most vicious incidents I have ever been called upon to deal with." Boucha suffered a 70-percent loss of mobility in his fight eye, and his hockey career ended early in the 1976-77 season at the age of 25. atAktoafcaftMattaAJpaAaM i-iuff rti -t ri Jfc-

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