The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, July 11, 1991, Summer, Page 9, Image 8

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    American League wins All-Star game,
develops trend over National League
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the American League’s turn to gloat
just a little.
It took nearly 30 years, but it seems
safe to say the AL has something
going here after beating the National
League 4-2 Tuesday night for its fourth
straight All-Star victory.
Let’s say a trend is developing.
“Hey, Tony La Russa is, serious
about this,” Toronto’s Joe Carter said
of the AL manager. “This is not just
an exhibition game. He doesn’t like
to lose.”
There was a lime when all the AL
did was lose, lose and lose some more
in this game. That’s when guys like
Willie Mays, Hank Aaron and Roberto
Clemente were leading the way. The
NL had power, speed and pitching. It
was high-tech baseball.
The NL won 19 of 20 All-Star
games from 1963-82, including 11 in
a row. It was more or less an NL
“The National League was win
ning every year so they would go out
and think they were going to win;
said Tony Gwynn, the NL’s starting
center fielder. “Now the American
League has that attitude. They’re
playing more intense. Maybe they
just got mad. Now it’s their turn.”
While the NL has lost its big hop
pers of the past, the AL won the game
by sending up three potential Hall of
Famers in the third inning against
loser Dennis Martinez. It was as simple
as that, really.
With one out and the NL leading
1-0, Rickey Henderson and Wade
Boggs singled. Cal Ripken followed
with a 416-foot homer to center field.
That’s all La Russa and his talented
bullpen needed.
Even the rather docile capacity
crowd of 52,383 at the SkyDome
seemed to gel a charge out of Ripken’s
rising liner.
“It’s Cal Ripken’s world and I’m
just passing through,” said Boggs, a
.346 lifetime hitter.
Ripken, the All-Star MVP, was
indeed a big hit at the SkyDome for
the All-Star festivities. He hit 12 of
the AL’s 20 homers in the Home Run
Derby on Monday.
“I was concerned being in the home
run derby,” said Ripken, who leads
the AL with a .348 average.
The NL pulled to 3-2 in the fourth
inning on Andre Dawson’s home run
and had a chance to tic it in the sixth
when another future Hall of Famcr
made a big defensive play.
With runners on first and third and
one out, Paul O’Neill hit a grounder
to Cecil Fielder at first. Will Clark
broke for home and was called out
when 43-ycar-old catcher Carlton Fisk
blocked die plate, took the throw and
made a two-handed tag. It was the
kind of textbook play a guy like Johnny
Bench used to make for the other
“I think the manager over the last
four years has made the difference as
for how the players motivate them
selves,” Fisk said of Tom Kelly, the
winning manager in 1988, and La
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he is halfway to completing his mas
ters’ degree, and added that he would
return to Nebraska to finish his de
gree if he can’t latch on with a profes
sional team.
“If basketball doesn’t work out.
I’m prepared to come back here and
finish,” he said.
A co-captain last season with Scales,
Reid averaged 10 points and five
rebounds per game, while leading the
team in assists.
Moody, a guard who was a cata
lyst in the Huskers’ lalc-scason stretch
drive lo the NCAA Tournament, also
said he wants lo play professionally,
although it may not be in the NBA.
“My immediate plans arc to finish
out school in the fall semester,” he
said. “After that, I’m working on a
tryout with the USBL and the WBL.”
The United Stales Basketball
League and World Basketball League
are considered stepping stones to higher
levels such as the CBA and NBA,
Moody said.
“I sent some tapes out, and a team
in New York and a team in Connecti
cut both indicated some interest,” he
said. “They said I could definitely
play, and that’s a great incentive for
Moody played in all of Nebraska’s
games last year, averaging five points
and two rebounds per contest. He
may best be remembered by Husker
fans for his game-tying three-point
shot against Oklahoma in the Big
Eight Tournament, which sent Ne
braska to an overtime victory.
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