Manager Ralph Houk fared better, even if Detroit (2-5) was foundering. He can manage the Tigers for virtually as long as he wants under terms of his unique new contract, which also contains bonus clauses based on attendance and team performance. Dave Roberts blanked New York, and Mark Fidrych stopped Cleveland 5-3. Although only 8-7 since the All-Star break. The Bird remains a compelling attraction. So much so that he got a request (he complied with it) for a few of his frizzy locks, which Tiger wives planned to auction off for charity.
After losing 24 of 32 games, Milwaukee (2-6) Manager Alex Grammas said, "I'll say this. I know I like managing. If I can like this, I've got to like managing."
NY 94-61 BALT 86-69 CLEV 79-74 BOS 78-78 DET 69-85 MIL 65-90