Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives May 15 1983, Page 25

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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - May 15, 1983, Tokyo, Japan 26 sports Pacific stars and stripes May 1983 As top tigers on Murphy hits associated press Steve Boros played computer baseball against the Detroit and it paid off in big numbers for the Oakland the Oakland manager had been considering dropping Dwayne Murphy from fourth to fifth in the batting order due to a but changed his mind when he saw a computer readout on Murphys achievements last year against Detroit Pitcher Dan staying with Murphy As his 4 hitter proved to be a Wise decision for Boros the Oakland Center fielder slugged a tie breaking grand slam Home run off Petry and knocked in five runs altogether thursday night As the As routed the tigers we thought maybe the pressure of batting Roundup cleanup was getting to Boros said of i went Back and looked at my computer readouts and saw that Murphy had gone 4for9 against Petry while fourth last i decided to leave him right in really glad i before the grand Murphy had been fighting a 9for77 when i saw that Ball go said a whole lot of pressure went it was something we weve been struggling so with the game tied 44 in the Oakland Tony Phillips opened with a Rickey Henderson singled and Mike Davis walked to Load the bases with none one out Murphy hit Petrys first pitch into the upper right Field seats in Tiger stadium for his fourth Homer of the Jerry Ujdur relieved and walked Mitchell Page before Kelvin Moore belted his second Home run of the game and fifth of the season to make it in other american league it was Boston Milwaukee 3 and Toronto Cleveland red sox Brewers 3 Jerry Remy drove in the godhead run with a two run and Jeff Newman Power ing Boston Over Mike scattered five hits through eight innings for the Bob Stanley relieved to Start the eighth and earned his eighth tops in the As the red sox broke the Brewers three game winning Milwaukee Brewers Catcher Ned Yost went Over Bostons Dwight Evans after missing a relay Remys triple in the fourth gave the red sox the Lead for Good at against a team like this with great if you find their weaknesses and keep the Ball away from they wont Hurt you said who threw mostly sinking Blue jays indians 3 Jorge Orta hit his first Home run of the season and Toronto reliever Roy Lee Jackson pitched out of a base loaded Jam in the sixth inning to Lead the Blue jays Over that was a struggle Toronto manager throw As Evans scored on a double hit by Jim Rice in the third up Bobby Cox but Roy Lee won the game for that turned us around right the third Toronto Pitcher of the entered the game with no the bases full and Toronto clinging to a 21 he proceeded to retire three straight stranding All three he did an outstanding said indians manager Mike adding that Cleveland hitters helped Jackson out by swinging at the wrong that inning when he got everybody he didst throw a breaking Ball for a we had a big Opportunity but we didst Cash in on Ferraro Sneva asks cutback As 13 top 200 at indy Indianapolis a Tom one the first Driver to average 200 Mph in qualifications for the Indianapolis mind it a bit if speeds were Cut to 175 that almost heresy at this famed where More than a Quad Ter million spectators come to cheer each successive mile per and where most Drivers will literally put their lives on the line to achieve even 7 dont know if there is a Safe the slightest Edge Over the compete but race car like actors or Are in the entertainment business and dont have to go fast to put on a Good says who has finished second three times in his nine indy a former Junior High school principal from has not reached the 200 Mph Mark during practice this week As have 13 other Drivers but his comments on Speed were not sour Hes said that All even when he was the leading Speed maker in the late i dont know if there is a Safe said who was the seventh fastest qualifier last year at Mph and finished fourth in the what makes it Safe is the Drivers in the not the this place Indianapolis is going to make it whatever Speed we there going to fill up this place no matter How fast we they like the exotic equipment and fast speeds but for the total indy car we have to do what is the first serious injury in practice occurred on thursday when Veteran Driver Bob Harkey crashed against the fourth turn he suffered a pair of fractures in his a broken multiple rib and Arm fractures and bruised what makes it Safe is the Drivers in the not the was taken by ambulance to the downtown methodist Hospital and was reported in stable Mike who was running Side beside with said their two cars touched briefly before har keys Coyote veered off into the the car Slid 400 feet to the Wall and continued another scatter ing debris Over the before coming to rest at the North end of the main Harkey had been timed at about 180 Mph the Lap before the one of the 13 Drivers Over 200 at did not lose control of his car and continued on into the Nevas top Lap starting fridays round of practice was at Mph in his new Colwort powered March race the he was a Lack of sufficient practice time on the if the other marches Are Over then theres the potential for ours to go Over 200 he these Guys have been out All and Ive had maybe 10 hot we just put a new motor in one of our and were making adjust ments on the Sneva the Drivers above 200 Mph in practice were headed by Don Whit who had a fast Lap of on Rick the rec you dont have to go fast to put on a Good Tom Sneva or setting pol position Winner last year Sneva set the previous one and four Lap qualifying records in 1977 and 1978 was next at others above 200 in practice Are Teo Fabi Bobby Rahal Kevin Cogan Rookie Al Unser Al Unser Tony Bettenhausen Foyt Howdy Holmes and Pete Halsmer Rookie John Paul be came the latest member of the 200 club turning in a Lap at it was just one year ago that Mears set an unofficial track record with one Lap at records Are official Only in qualifications or the and his top Lap in trials last year was new technical restrictions were placed on the cars this year in Hopes of cutting but the reason for Only a slight Sneva is that there As Good or better than its in the engine he said of the chief Factor in the drop in the top they restricted us another Inch in the reduction in Speed is from the fewer horsepower to make a dramatic Cut in he they need to do it Aerodyne a were running Flat and that takes a Drivers skill out of you just Mash the pedal if Sneva were making the he would take away the ground go to some kind of Flat bottomed tub to make racing you have to be specific on what parts you can and cant youd get a lot of interest if you went to some Stock Block it would be better for our entire

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