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Sunday, October 24, 1982
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1E DETROIT FREE PRESSSUNDAY, OCT. 24, 1982 Wro football will return; meanwhile, pray j. The love letters of a sports writer: ;! "One political candidate claims Michigan is last in ; ! everything but unemployment. Hasn't he heard the Lions are ;in first place? (They also are unemployed). If you leave the ; sno w on the sidewalk long enough, it eventually will melt. If :we can wait, we'll have football again." ;! REV. GEORGE C. AGIN, Hillman In the meantime, Rev., how's attendance at your place? ! ; "Let's hope the NFL players strike will result in cancellation of the football season. Then the Lions will be the first "professional sports team in Detroit to win a division title in 10 years. Won't that be great?" :! " PHILIP KEMP, Chemult, Oregon j You're a troublemaker, Phil. Guys winning a champion-1 ship want a raise. We'd be right back at the bargaining table before the next kickoff. "It took this year's Tigers for me to realize what a fool I've been. Two years from now, Sparky Anderson will be peddling his snake oil in a new town, and a new face will be telling us the young arms here are just about ready to develop. Let someone else take my place; I'm through with them." MARK ZUBY, Troy Aw, Mark, that's what we all say. When the snow blows away in the spring, we all come back. See you at the opener. "You're a big pain in the fanny. How can you knock Bo Schembechler for rapping Michigan high school football when it is common knowledge it has been in decline for years now? He is not being a 'crybaby' just stating pure facts. You try fielding a Big Ten team from all Michigan talent, and then check your record at the end of the year. Sometimes, I don't think you know a typewriter ribbon from a hair ribbon!" NANCY HORVATH, Allen Park : Listen here, Nancy. I know a bow when a see one. And a beau, and a Bo. And I know college scouts continue to flood Michigan seeking our high school talent. They don't walk away empty-handed, either. "Bo Schembechler has discussed on several occasions the differences between Michigan high school football and that Li love letters George Puscas in the South and Southwest. In those areas, more money is available for equipment and qualified assistant coaches. In addition, spring football practice is not uncommon. With more emphasis and personalized coaching, the quality, on average, has to be better. Bo has made these points over the last several years, not just recently." RICHARD WELLS, W. Bloomfield Uh-huh. And he has built a great career at Michigan and become one of the college game's most successful coaches, while being stuck with the poorly trained kids off our playfields. "U-M has a legitimate Heisman Trophy contender in Anthony Carter. A.C. is the most exciting and productive college player on the current scene. Pound for pound he excels with Herschel Walker or Dan Marino. So let's hear it for Anthony Carter for the Heisman award." JOSEPH V. FISHER, Northport That's okay by me, Joe. A.C.'s a dandy although he has no chance in the Heisman scramble. "Are you the same George Puscas who said 'Michigan is not a good football team'?" "CARL SWANSON, Battle Creek Not really. That one was a month younger. So was the Michigan team. Shows you what maturity will do for anybody. "So Bo thinks U-M fans are spoiled, just because, after two consecutive losses and three straight games in which his pet quarterback looked bad, the fans booed. "Meanwhile, Bo stalks up and down the playing field sceaming at officials, courting 15-yard penalties, no faint copy of old Woody Hayes, and moans and groans about bad officiating and lack of fan support at a school that has put 100,000 into the stadium for as long as Bo's been there. "Who's the spoiled one?" DAVE HAFFEY, Ypsilanti Hey, don't look at me, Dave. I'm as humble as ever. Losing bets on Michigan football keeps me that way. "When is somebody going to have the guts to say that Bo Schembechler is an extremely overrated coach? He has wasted a ton of talent and has been outcoached in crucial games. I was hoping he'd take the Texas A&M job. Is it still open?" JAMES DELLA PELLA, River RoUge Wait a minute there, fella. It's all right to bounce old Bo around a bit, but let's not overdo it. We have too few winners left In these parts to be running one out of town. "Pass this on to the MSU president: 'Would you please go to the local athletic market and purchase another athletic director and football coach? The two people you have in there now have become just as boring as their predecessors.' " MICHAEL WATZA, Royal Oak From what I hear, a lot of other alums are restless, Mike. They grew up expecting a lot more out of Spartan sports than they've been getting lately, and they're ready to lay it on anybody in sight. - "Two weeks ago, Bo Schembechler said MSU is the best 0-4 team in the country. Last week the Wisconsin coach said MSU is the best 0-5 team in the country. This week the Purdue coach will say MSU is the best 0-6 team in the country. I can see this continuing week after week until the last game when athletic director Doug Weaver (after extending Muddy Waters' contract for 10 years) will say, 'Nice job, Muddy, you've coached the best 0-11 team in the country. Keep up the good work!' Being a loyal MSU fan, I say it's time for a change." LOU AGOSTINI, Ionia You've got a change coming right up, Lou Muddy's going to win one soon. Then what will you do? (Dandies, eh? Those smart, dashing LL lapel pins are gifts to all whose sparkling thoughts appear here. Send your sports beefs or bouquets to Love Letters, Detroit Free Press, 321 W. Lafayette, Detroit, Mich. 48231.) I I i Q Which former Tiger manager got two hits and drove in three runs in a single World Series Inning? A Former Tiger skipper Jimmy Dykes was part of the biggest "si'ngfe inning in Series history when the Philadelphia A's scored 10 times in the seventh inning of game four of the 1929 fall Classic against the Chicago Cubs. Dykes l singled nis tirst time up, driving in jimmie SI80 Foxx. His second time up he doubled, Kflfff knocking in Al Simmons and Foxx., Until uicii inning umy une fjidyei nwa Youngs of the New York Giants in 1921 had collected two hits in an inning. Simmons, Foxx and Dykes did it that day. Dykes was the manager of the Tigers in 1959 and 1960. The Tigers tied the record of 10 runs in a single Series inning in 1968. Roger Quarles, Detroit Today's Question: With the St. Louis Cardinals beating the Milwaukee Brewers, the National League has now won four straight World ' Series. How many times before has one league run up as many 3s four Series wins in a row? " Leon Warshay, Detroit ' We pay $5 if your question and answer are published. Send to Side Bets, Sports, Detroit Free Press, 321 W. Lafayette, Detroit 48231. Include your name, address, telephone number and source of Information. Phone calls will not be accepted. ,, for the record TIGERS' PARRISH MAKES TEAM Yount tops AL All-Star vote NEW YORK - (UPI) - Robin Yount, the Milwaukee Brewers' brilliant shortstop, was the only unanimous choice today for a berth on the 1982 UPI American League All-Star team. Tiger catcher Lance Parrish was the only Detroit player uamed to the team. : Yount, who batted .331 with 29 homers and 114 RBIs in addition to excellent work in the field, is joined oh the squad Brewer teammates Cecil Cooper at first base, Gorman Thomas in the outfield and Pete Vuckovich at one of the two starting pitching berths. Rounding out the team are third baseman Doug DeCinces and outfielder Reggie Jackson of the California Angels, designated hitter Hal McRae and relief pitcher Dan Quisenberry of the Kansas City Royals, second baseman Damaso Garcia of the Toronto Blue Jays, outfielder Dave Winfield of the New York Yankees and pitcher Jim Palmer of the Baltimore Orioles. . THE TEAM was chosen in a survey of 53 baseball experts. MILLION OFFER Yount, who is expected to be named the first shortstop since 1965 to win the AL's most valuable player award, was followed in the voting by McRae, who had 50 votes. The closest vote was at first base where Cooper, a .313-hitter with 32 homers, 131 RBIs and a Golden Glove award, shaded Eddie Murray of the Baltimore Orioles, 26-25, with Andre Thornton of the Cleveland Indians and Rod Carew of the Angels receiving one vote each. Thomas, who tied with Jackson for the home run lead with 39, was the leading vote-getter among outfielders with 36, followed by Winfield and Jackson with 32 each. Jackson also received two votes for the designated hitter role. DeCinces had 38 votes to win the third base position easily, and Garcia had 31 for the second base slot. Vuckovich, who had an 18-6 record during a season in which the AL did not have a 20-game winner, got 47 votes and Palmer, 15-5, received 41. Quisenberry Won the relief pitcher role with 28 votes. Jiv. . .Ill Robin Yount, who batted .331 with 29 homers and 114 RBIs in addition to excellent work in the field, is joined on the squad by teammates Cecil Cooper at first base, Gorman Thomas in the outfield and Pete Vuckovich at one of the two starting pitching berths. Shuler outslugs Sugar Ray Scales . McAFEE, N.J. - (UPI) - Unheralded James Shuler outslugged veteran Sugar Ray Seales Saturday en route to an unanimous 12-round decision to capture the North American Boxing Federation middleweight title at the Americana Great Gorge Hotel. Seales' strategy of fighting off the ropes began to backfire in the sixth round after Shuler was hurt by a Seales left hook. Shuler recovered and continued to beat Seales to the punch the rest of the fight. Although there were no knockdowns, Shuler sent Seales reeling into the ropes with a right hook to the chin in the ninth round. Judges Eva Shain and Milo Savage scored the fight 119-110 and 117-112, respectively, and referee Vincent Rain-one had it 118-109, all for Shuler. Shuler, a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic team that was scheduled to go to Moscow, is now 15-0. Seales, the 1972 Olympic gold medalist at Munich, dropped to 53-8-3. BASEBALL: White Sox chairman of the board Jerry Relnsdorf said he wasn't optimistic about signing outfielder Steve Kemp .in the next two weeks, meaning the former Tiger would become a free agent . . . Former Seattle coach Dave Duncan says he probably will sign a contract with Chicago to serve asThe White Sox pitching coach . . . Ruben Amaro, Don (Duffy) Dyer and Fred Koenlg have been appointed to the Chicago Cubs coaching staff. Amaro will coach third base, Dyer.tjie bullpen and Koenig first base . . . Veteran infielder Mark Belanger, who turned in 16 sparkling seasons with the Baltimore Orioles before joining Los Angeles last season, has been released by the Dodgers. BASKETBALL: The Milwaukee Bucks claimed 7-foot-5 rookie center Chuck Nevltt, a former North Carolina State player who had been waived by the Houston Rockets. If he makes the club, he would become the tallest player in the history of the NBA. The Bucks' roster includes the smallest player in the NBA, 5-8 guard Charlie Crlss . . . Power toward Mark Landsberger, one of the NBA's most rugged rebounders, has signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers ... The Cleveland Cavaliers cut their roster to 16 players by releasing draft choices Terry White from Texas-El Paso and Mike Wilson from Marquette University. BOXING: Featherweight Steve Cruz of Fort Worth posted ;a unanimous decision over Nicky Perez of Tucson, Ariz.,. in a 10-round bout at Fort Worth, Tex. GOLF: Miller Barber and Dan Slkes shared a two-stroke lead, at 138, heading into the third round of the Hilton Head Seniors International in South Carolina. First-round leader Don January fell to third at 140 .. . Australian defending champion David Graham shot a third-round 70 to keep his lead in the $130,000 Lancome tournament in France. He had a 10-under-par 206 for a one-stroke advantage over Britain's Sandy Lyle, who included three eagles in his 68. Spain's Severlano Ballesteros stayed in contention at 209 two strokes, in front of Britain's Sam Torrance . . . Reglne Lautens of Switzerland captured the Australian Open amateur women's title, beating Australian Llndy Goggln in their match play final . . . Hsleh Mln Nan of Tawain shot a 1-under-par 71 and opened up a five-stroke lead after three rounds of the $185,185 Bridgestone tournament in Japan. Tom Welskopf was tied for second at 210 with three Japanese pros. ,.,,r,; GYMNASTICS: William Lockard, a Stanford University gymnast who sued the university for $18 million after he was cippled jfi a trampoline accident has settled out of court for an undis-closed amount. , .m. HOCKEY: The Philadelphia Flyers have reacquired defenseman Bob Hoffmeyer from the Edmonton Oilers and assigned him to.the Maine Mariners of the American Hockey League ... The Hartford Whalers suspended their leading scorer, center Pierre Larouche, for at least two games after he violated the team's 1 1 p.m. curfew. TENNIS: Ivan Lendl of Czechoslovakia defeated American Vitas Gerulaltla, 6-2, 6-2, 7-5, in the final of a $400,000 tournament in Melbourne, Australia . . . Martina Navratllova, playing In her first tournament in six weeks, reached the final ot -a $125,000 Grand Prix tennis tournament in West Germany with a devastating 6-0, 6-0 victory over seventh-seeded Mima Jausovec of Yugoslavia. Navratilova will face four-,time defending champion Tracy Austin in today's final. Austin ousted Sylvia Hanlka, 6-4, 6-4 .. . Top seed Jimmy Arias and sixth-seeded Dominique Bedel of France won Their semifinal matches in the $170,000 Japan Open at Tokyo.- In the finals of women's singles competition, Laula Arraya Of Peru beat Pilar Vasquez, also of Peru, " ; Indians bid for Martin MARTIN, from Page 1E The New York Yankees are also interested in hiring Martin, a team that he has managed and been fired from twice. There also has been speculation that the California Angels and Texas Rangers might be interested in Martin. Gene Mauch quit as Angels manager Friday. Bill Bergesch, the Yankees' vice-president of baseball operations, said he knew "absolutely nothing" when asked if owner George Steinbrenner planned to enter serious discussions with Martin. "George does all the hiring," he said. "I don't know if George has spoken to him." Martin's A's finished fifth this season, his third with Oakland, with a 68-94 record. He guided the team to a second-place finish his first year and to a division championship in the strike-shortened 1981 season. During his tenure, A's attendance rose from 300,000 in 1979 to an Oakland Coliseum-record of 1,735,493 in 1982. Did criticism oust Mauch? ANAHEIM, Calif. - (AP) - Members of the California Angels, disappointed by the resignation of manager Gene Mauch, said published criticism may have caused him to leave. "I just feel all the things written and said about him the last week were a factor," said left fielder Brian Downing, whose team lost the best-of-f ive American League playoff series to Milwaukee after winning the first two games. "All the time and trouble he put in, it just upset him too much." Mauch was criticized for starting pitcher Tommy John in the fourth game on only three days' rest and for not bringing in left-hander Andy Hassler in game five to face Cecil Cooper, who got the series-winning hit off right-hander Luis Sanchez. "He lived and died by his decision," Downing said. "Here he died by it. Too much came down to the one game. If we had hit like we did all year, this never would have come up." Tim Foli, who went 2-for-26 against Milwaukee, said: "No one is to blame except the players who didn't hit in the playoffs. We're all disappointed we didn't win the playoffs. It was our own fault." "It (the resignation) didn't surprise me," said Hassler. "From what I have heard and from what has been written there (in southern California), it was inevitable. A lot of negative things were written." Shortstop Rick Burleson said he was disappointed at Mauch's resignation. "I can understand it if there was a response to the things said and written after the playoffs," he said. "I didn't appreciate the negative comments either. A lot of players didn't." Knicks pay dearly to acquire King NEW YORK - (UPI) - The New York Knicks Friday finally obtained the All-Star forward they've coveted, but they had to pay a King's ransom to get him. After signing Bernard King to a 5-year, $4.5 million offer sheet a month ago only to see it matched by the Golden State Warriors, the Knicks worked out a deal to get the 6-foot-7 frooklyn native by paiung with All-Star guard Michael Ray Richardson and future considerations. "We are acquiring one of the top forwards in the NBA - a man who can get 25-35 points in big pressure games," coach Hubie Brown said of King. King had refused to sign a new contract with Golden State after they matched the offer sheet, forcing the deal. King, 25, was the NBA's Gcmeback Player of the Year for the980-81 season when he averaged 21.9 points. v . . . . MAJOR SERVICE HOURS 8 A.M. - 6 P.M. MON. THRU SAT. 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