The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 06, 1971, Image 6

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    Husker
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by JIM JOHNSTON
Sports Editor
Stan Bahnsen, a walk-on
all-American baseball player at
the University of Nebraska,
will be the starting pitcher
Tuesday for the New York
Yankees in their opener at
Boston's Fenway Park.
i Bahnsen pitched for the
Cornhuskers in 1964 and 1965
before signing with the Yankee
organization after his
sophomore season. Although
being called up to the major
leagues during the last month
of the 1966 season, Bahnsen
didn't get his real big-time
opportunity until 1968. And it .
was big-time.
He posted a 17-12 record in
1968 and was named Rookie
of The Year in the American
League. Bahnsen's 2.06 ERA
was the best on the Yankee
staff. His efforts gave the
Yankees their first
upper-division finish since
the 1964 pennant.
But in 1969, Bahnsen
stumbled. And so did the
Yankees. He compiled only a
9-17 record and the Yankees
finished fifth in their six-team
division.
Bahnsen had a good year in
1970 with a 14-1 1 record. And
the Yankees had a good year
finishing second only to world
champion Baltimore in the
American League East.
Is it safe to say that how
goes Bahnsen so' go the
Yankees? Bahnsen seems to
think so.
"If I have a good year we
can win the pennant." said
Bahnsen. "Baltimore or no
Baltimore. We can win this
thing if I have a good year."
Bahnsen, speaking by
telephone from a Boston hotel
Monday, said other Yankee
starters Mel Stottlemyre and
Fritz Peterson are "consistent
performers." He feels that if he
can gain consistency this year
the Yankees "will have the best
pitching staff in the American
League."
"But I'm not going to make
any piadictions," continued
the Council Bluffs righthander.
"I predicted in 1969 that I
would win 20 games and look
what happened. I think I can
win 20 games. If I didn't think
it then I wouldn't be a good
competitor, but Im going to
keep all my predictions to
myself from now on."
Bahnsen had a good spring.
Although recording only a 2-2
record in spring games and a
3.5 ERA, Bahnsen says his last
three outings were "good
ones."
He received Tuesday's
starting nod over lefty Peterson
because Fenway Park isn't
friendly to- lefthanders. And
righthander Stottleymre had a
late start in spring practice.
"There's a lot of pressure in
pitching the opener," said
Bahnsen. "Everybody is up for
the game and there's a baseball
atmosphere starting to develop.
It's important that we get off
to a good start."
Bahnsen didn't need
reminding about the
nightmares most pitchers have
had at Fenway Park's "green
monster" left-field fence.
"Fenway Park is the kind of
park you can't relax in," said
Bahnsen. "There's a lot of fly
Stan Bahnsen will
Yankees' opener
balls that are called home runs.
It's definitely not Yankee
Stadium. Nobody cares about
pitching in Boston."
And Bahnsen didn't need
reminding about Boston's Carl
Yastrzemski.
"Yaz is one of the toughest
batters in baseball to pitch to,"
said Bahnsen. " Yastrzemski
and Tony Oliva (Minnesota
Twins) always hold back and
it's tough to make them
commit themselves."
Ray Culp, who will start for
the Red Sox Tuesday, is also
familiar to Bahnsen. Culp was
one of two pitchers who threw
a one-hitter against the
Yankees in 1968 that beat
Bahnsen. Louis Tiant (then
with Cleveland) also threw a
one-hitter in beating Bahnsen.
"There's a lot at stake in the
opening game," said Bahnsen.
"The Yankees have a great
tradition behind them and
we're trying to bring it back.
This could be the year. And
the opener Tuesday could be
the biggest game so far in my
life."
Even bigger then Stan's
two-hitter for Nebraska against
powerful Missouri in 1965.
which he termed his "biggest
college victory!"
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Nebraska's football team
went through their second
scrimmage in three days
Monday as all four units had
15 minutes of live action. And
the Huskers are scheduled to
scrimmage again this Friday.
"We filmed today's
scrimmage and this will give us
a little time before Friday to
look at the films," said head
coach Bob Devaney. "We'll
make any changes on the basis
of these films."
Devaney indicated that the
No. 1 offense looked a little
better than the No. 1 defense
in Monday's action. And he1
said the No. 2 offense looked
very good against the No. 3
defense.
"Dave Humm did a very
outstanding job with the No. 2
offense," said Devaney. "And
that unit's line also looked
good. Maury Damkroger also
did some good things."
Devaney singled out I-backs
Randy Butts and Gary Dixon
saying they both ran well. And
he also had praise for tackle
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TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 1971
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
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