The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 20, 1986, Image 13

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Thursday, November 20, 1986^The Battalion/Page 13 Sports « in ap; s said thi ,u ggishi negative d ns climl ( inarterio| -St gain the fin; ustries eiij i chetnioll nm com| i durable ofits. he GNPn esman 1 vided ert ichmidt snares dtional League IVP for third time )81-1982 iveir • (AP)- siar Pac by sk; they o : with" r rested: „ ■ PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mike Schmidt, the 37-year-old Jiird baseman of the Philadel- omic {>| 1 i||i eS) was named tlie Na- countn* oria j L ea g Ue ’ s Most Valuable su$taiKiMi a y er on Wednesday for the ird time, and said he wanted to Bin once more next year before tiring. “I’m gearing up for next year in hopes of being at this podium <J[ 0 again,” Schmidt said at a news inference. “I’m going to try aw fully hard.” I Schmidt, who led the league in home runs and runs batted in, ssaid he was not looking beyond 11987, adding that his thoughts about retiring had not changed since the season ended. I He said three things might convince him to change his mind. "If my knees are OK, if my ife and family can cope with an other year or two and the club is a contender .... But unless I fall fWfat on my face next season, I t • ftS ant to s° ° ut ° n to p- i’ ve * n * ^*sted and done well and I’m able " ’ s to leave.” viSKMisajl Schmidt, who also captured the award in 1980 and 1981, became 11 I 1 '/ t ^ ie sev ^ n, h three-time MVP " as '1 Winner in the major leagues since u’I the award began in 1931. He 1 ::: joined Stan Musial of the St. , Bouis Cardinals, who won in shui 1940, an( j 1948, anc i K () y iGampanella of the Dodgers, who •wort,*()„ in 1951, 1953 and 1955, in m : the National League, elepuj Four America n Leaguers, Jimmy Foxx of the defunct Phila- Belphia A’s and Boston Red Sox rcn ^ land Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra ^Bid Mickey Mantle, all of the New York Yankees, won the award three times. ■ | Schmidt totaled 287 points to ipC beat runner up Glenn Davis, out- IVW fielder for the Houston Astros, who collected 231 in voting by members of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Schmidt polled 15 first place votes, five seconds and four thirds. Davis received six first- place ballots in voting by 24 writ ers in the 12 league cities. Catcher Gary Carter and first baseman Keith Hernandez of the New York Mets finished third and fourth. Carter, with 181 points, had one first-place vote and Her nandez, at 179 points, the other two. Schmidt is the second oldest player to win the award, two years younger than Pittsburgh’s Willie Stargell, who was 39 when he shared the honor in 1979 with Hernandez. Schmidt described the 1986 season as the most enjoyable of his 14-year major league career. Schmidt, who needs only five home runs to join 13 others who have hit 500 career homers, said he was looking forward to reach ing that milestone early next sea son. “It will be the pinnacle of my career,” he said. Schmidt hit .290 with league- league leading totals of 37 home runs and 119 RBI in 1986 as the Phillies finished second in the NL East, 20*/2 games behind the Mets. He was tied for second in runs scored at 97 and led the league with a .547 slugging per centage. In the field, the nine-time Gold Glove winner made only eight er rors — six at third base, two at first base — and did not make an error in his last 58 games. Schmidt is the first NL MVP from a team that did not win its division since Dale Murphy of the Atlanta Braves in 1983. the stanp 9 milkK Lady Aggies to open schedule against Yugoslavian 6-footers By Doug Hall Sports Writer The Rockets have the Twin Tow ers. The Lakers have Kareem, and the Celtics have the Bird. But the Red Star Club of Yugosla via, which will square off against the Lady Aggie basketball team Friday at 7:30 p.m. in G. Rollie White Col iseum, has the Seven Sixers — seven players who are over six feet tall. For A&M Coach Lynn Hickey and her young Aggie squad, the Yugosla vian team’s size will present quite a challenge in its season opener. “They have great size,” Hickey said, “and we won’t be able to match up with them, but we hope to utilize our speed and quickness.” Hickey, who has played and coached in Europe against similar international teams, said the Yugo slavian women are very big, but have good shooting range. Some of their players, she said, still use the two- handed set shot instead of the more modern jumper. “It will be a real physical game,” she said. “And if it’s a typical game, then it should be a very fast game al- Although she said the Aggies have not seen many scouting reports on the Red Star team, Hickey said they will probably run a zone defense as well as a man-to-man. But all is not grim for the under sized Aggies, who finished 16-13 last year in Hickey’s second season at A&M. First, Hickey said, the Yugosla vians have agreed to play by NCAA rules, instead of international rules. Secondly, she said the Red Star team, which is being sponsored by Athletes in Action International, is on a grueling two-week, 11-game tour of the Midwest. “One of the main things we’ve got going for us is that they have a really of fr (! orsii^ p 0 Cajun Cookin’ at its Best — RITA STREET Now Open For Lunch 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. All Aienu Items Served to Go!! 509 University Drive College Station 268-0486 Join the Crowd!! you"' 20« , 0* .in* "rsmsK*. Coach Lynn Hickey rough road schedule,” Hickey said. “We’re hoping they’ll be a little bit pooped.” For the first time in four years, the Lady Aggie squad is without the services of Lisa Langston, A&M’s ca reer scoring leader and last year’s team captain. In order to fill that gap, Hickey is hoping for an improved team effort, led by the starting five of Donna Roper, Evelyn Sanders, Beth Young, Lisa Jordan and Paula Crutcher. All five of these players were regulars on last year’s team. “Basically, we have four of our five starters off of last year’s team,” Hickey said. “Donna Roper (who participated in last summer’s Olym pic Festival) has a lot more experi ence. We’re hoping she can get us some quick points.” Unfortunately, though, the Ag gies have not had a healthy fall. Hickey said Nette Garrett, a soph omore who averaged 7.1 points a game last year, is recovering from shin surgery and Roper also has been sick. “We haven’t been healthy at all,” she said. “Right now we really need a Nov. 28-30 Southern Invitational Tournament Atlanta Ga. (A&M, Georgia Alabama, South Al- abamaGeorgia State, Florida A&M, Grambling, University of Alabama-Birmingham) TBA Dec. 5-6 CONVERSE LADY AGGIES TOURNAMENT (A&M, Nebraska, Mississippi College, Lamar) 6,8 p.m. Dec. 12-13 Dial Classic Long Beach, Calif. (A&M, Long Beach, Montana State, Arkansas) TBA Dec. 19 LOUISIANA STATE 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 NORTHERN ILLINOIS 3 p.m. Jan. 6 SOUTHERN METHODIST 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10 Texas Christian 3:30 p.m. Jan. 13 TEXAS 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 TEXAS TECH 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 HOUSTON 5:15 p.m. Jan. 21 Rice 6 p.m. Jan. 24 Arkansas 4 p.m. Jan. 27 BAYLOR 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 LOUISIANA TECH 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 Southern Methodist 5 p.m. Feb. 7 TEXAS CHRISTIAN 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 Texas 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 Texas Tech 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 Houston 5 p.m. Feb. 21 RICE 5:15 p.m. Feb. 24 ARKANSAS 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 Baylor 5 p.m. March 4-7 SWC Tournament (Dallas — Moody Coliseum) TBA HOME GAMES IN CAPS Dates and times are subject to change game so the players can see them selves. After a while, they can’t see what I’m talking about in practice unless it happens in a game.” Before the season ends next March with the Southwest Confer ence tournament, however, the Lady Aggies will have plenty have of chances to see themselves in action. “We hope to move in to conten tion (for the SWC title) this year,” said Hickey, who spent five years at Kansas before coming to A&M. “This year when we talk about win ning 20 games and the SWC title, I think we’ll sound much more legiti mate. “We’re trying to continue to build on last year. However, we just found out we’ve got the 10th toughest schedule (in the nation). So we’ve put them in a difficult spot. We hope it will pay off in March.” GRIMES COUNTY CHRYSLER PLYMOUTH DODGE takes pleasure in introducing KELVIN CALLAGHAN AS Q(j/? 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