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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 12-THE LITHBAIDQI This could be the year of the Red Sox Wil1 Aaron Play By NEIL CAMPBELL The Canadian Prets If there is any truth to the uld saying about pitching being 90 er cent of baseball, Boston Ked Sox should be the most improved team in the major leagues this summer. A'fter watching a good- hitting Boston team finish a distant second in the American League East pennant race in Iffrl because of mediocre pitching, general manager Dick O'Connetl went Specialists in all typos of ENGINE REBUILDING CYLINDER BORING AND RESLEEVING CRANKSHAFT REGRINDING Ask about our Guarantee ENGINES WISCONSIN ENGINE Sales and Service Centre Custom Engine Parts Ltd. 1605 3rd Avenue South Phone 328-8181 shopping in the off-season. When he was finished, out- fieW star Reggie Smith was gone and Rick Wise, Reggie Cleveland, a native of Swift Current, Sask., Juan Marichal and Dick Drago had been added to a starting staff that retained Luis Tiant, a 22-game winner, and Bill Lee from last year. To share up an infield trou- bled by age and injuries. O'Connell added Dick McAuliffe from Detroit Tigers. The Red Sox handed the shortstop job to rookie Mario Guerrero in spring training, letting veteran Luis Aparicio go. Some of the punch is gone from the Red Sox attack, but they are gambling that their pitching will enable them to INSURANCE LIABILITY BONOS AUTO FIRE ROSSITER AGENCIES LTD Established 1911 LotMr Floor 517 4th Aw. S. I 327-1541 catch Baltimore Orioles, who have been winning all along with strong pitching. Age could make the Orioles vulnerable. Brooks Robinson, their superb third baseman, and 18-game winner Mike Cuellar will both be 37 in May. But they still have a formi- dable starting staff in Cy Young Award- winner Jim Palmer, Cuellar, Dave McNally and Doyle Alexander. Defensively, no infield in the majors is better than the Oriole combination of first baseman Boog Powell, second baseman Bobby Grich, third baseman Robinson and shortstop Mark Belanger Milwaukee Brewers feel that an off-season deal with California Angels could move them into contention. The trade brought them Clyde Wright, a solid starting pitcher despite an 11-19 record last year, and Ken Berry, one of the best centre fielders in the game. Wright and 20-game winner Jim Colbom anchor a strong QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH CwtHM Dwttal MocMnic Capitol Fumlhiro Bktg. PHONE: 328-7684 pitching staff. Other key men for the Brewers will be first baseman George Scott and outfielder Dave May, two of the league's most dangerous hitters last season, and Don Money, a solid third baseman. A power-laden lineup is un- likely to keep Detroit Tigers from looking their age this summer. Such mainstays as Norm Cash, Bill Freehan and Mickey Lolich must prove their best years are not behind them. New manager Ralph Houk has decided that Al Kaline, once the league's best righthander, will be used exclusively as a designated hitter. Still, Houk may be better off in Detroit than he would have been with his old employers, New York Yankees. .The Yankees have added outfielder Lou Pimella from Kansas City Royals, but nothing much has been done to strengthen the middle of their infield. Gene Michael, 35, and Horace Clarke, 34, aren't likely to become any more spry this summer. The one thing certain about the American League East race is that Cleveland Indians will be out of it shortly after May 1. Acquisition of Jim Perry, brother of Gaylord, should help their pitching. season opener? ASSOCIATED PKEtt With Henry Aaron's btf tat aimed at baseball history, the 1974 season opens today In Cincinnati and Texas. But Aaron, swiitflof for Us record 714th home run, may not be in Atlanta's lineup when the Braves take the field against Cincinnati Reds In the National League opener. The American League season opens with Oakland's defending world champions at Texas for a night game against the Rangers. With nationwide attention glued to Aaron until he hits No. 714 to tie Babe Ruth's all- time record and No. to pass it, there was a chance that he might sit out the opener and play instead on Saturday when the Braves- Reds game is scheduled for national television When and wjhere Aaron plays his first few games this season has been the subject of winterlong debate. It seemed settled a few weeks ago when Commissioner Bowie Kuhn strongly suggested to the Braves that they use Aaron in the same pattern as last year, when he played in two of every three games STORES Corner 3rd Ave. and 8th St. S. Phone 327-8548 USE OUR CREDIT PLAN, AMERICAN EXPRESS or CHARGEX We make it 6 at the place to buy tires We've got tires, tires and more tires. Tires for every car. Tires for every budget. Our sales people are tire people. You want to be sure you get the uglit tire Right for your car Right for the way you drive Right for your budget At Firestone Stores you talk to people 'i. who really know tires That makes it easy Even with our low-priced tires, you get our no-limit guarantee. 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Wheel balancing is good for your tires. And your comfort It s hard to believe that a service that costs so little can make such a big difference But it does much you needed Qjgw. ones. And we'll never try to sell you more service than you came in for Naturally, we'll point out things that really need fixing Especially if there s a safety hazard But the final decision is yours We make it easy to buy. Of course, our big-volume prices help make it easy But we make it easy in other ways too Firestone Stores welcome Chargex or American Express Or you can use our Firestone budget plan Our front wheel alignment makes your tires last longer. It's a crying shame how many tires are ruined because the wheels are out of alignment. Our front wheel alignment and balance costs as little as 95. You could easily save that cost in longer tire life alone. We look after more brakes than anyone else in Canada Because we do more drum and disc brake service than anyone else in Canada, our service people really know, brakes So we can give you depend- able, guaranteed service at a very fair price And no one can ask for more than that Who would you say is Canada's largest TV and appliance chain' We'd say Ejfestone. with 180 Stores That gives us big buying power So you save. On big names like CGE, Hoover and Sanyo There was to be a meeting between the commissioner. Aaron and'Atlanta manafer Eddie Mathews this spring, but apparently it never took place. "He won't meet with me and he won't meet with Hank." said Mathews. "Hank's the guy who has to play and I'm the guy who has to make out the lineup. What if it's 30 degrees? Does he still have to play? What if he hurts himself playing in weather- liiie "Since I was the one in- volved." said Aaron. "I think that maybe he (Kuhn) should have talked to me. He didn't. The only ones I've talked with is the Braves. I realize the commissioner is thinking of the good of the fans, but I don't think he's thinking of my good." The commissioner is in Cin- cinnati for the opener and scheduled a news conference with Aaron for a few hours be- fore the opening game There were indications, however, that the conference had nothing to do with Aaron's presence in or absence from Atlanta's opening game lineup Jack Billingham is Cincin- nati's starter with Carl Morton set to open for the Braves And Billingham is perfectly aware of what will happen when and if Aaron steps to the plate "Everybody in the place is going to give him a standing ovation when he comes up to the Reds' pitcher said "My stomach is probably going to turn over a couple of times and, I'll swallow hard Then I'll have to get down to business Oakland and Texas will get down to business a few hours later and when they do, the Texas club will be operating with a new set of owners. Bob Short sold 90 per cent of the team for million to a Fort Worth syndicate headed by in- dustrialist Brad Corbett Texas will start Jim Bibby, who pitched a no-hitter against Oakland last year Oakland counters with 20- game winner Jim (Catfjsh) Hunter Bowling scores HOLIDAY BOWL CIVIL SERVICE Wayne- '103 MH Amnllo 298 Mrrylrn Buniviqp 29S (784) Guila Bimnaqp 2fir> ?6B Don Ross 260 MikP Prokop ?94 (734) John 144 (812) M.iry Hryniuk 337 (784) Rnv Sw.iren 260 Blair Hurt 270 Inn Do.ll- 255 C.P.H Alma Willi irii-. 262 Janic" Johnson 242 ril.i Anderson 244 Georqe Mat( hc'tl 296 Bunny Maloney 283 Vi Andprson 267 Dill Howes 255 Jrvin M.itchptt 243 Brenda Ourlc h 247 Bob Anderson 309 CHEC Stevp 244 Don W.irdlaw 246 Bill Wilhs 250 Marilyn Dr-wnr 250 Sinn Dowar ?5I Al'in Brown Elaine Brown 323 1804) Ed Frache 238 CJOC Eleanor Fenton 274 Pal Chpckryn 276 Allpn Richards 271 (720) Beneth Doram 266 Harry Garrick 293 (752) John Wecels 262 Tim Mallock 311 Jock Mulqrew 247 (704) Scolly MacLeod 246 CLASSIC TRIPLES Roy Cunmnqham 323 (1106) Ken Kurtz 301 Elias Sawilla 298 Helen Brown 232 Reg Arnold 380 (1l19i Jean Passey 305 Jack Smppd 329 (1158) Sieve Ganqur Ken Kmq 319 (1050) 6rma McGuire 290 ALCON Ruth Aldoff 225 Elias Sawilla 298 (795) Lorraine Miller 297 (667) Gprry Garrau233 Jack Trpmblay 352 (763) Eva Link 223 Rick Bruqos 256 ALBERTA AGRICULTURE Ken Kearns 215 Stu Alexander 218 Alex Szentes 240 KPith Adamson 214 Rudy Susko 243 Don Wentz 210 George Sieql Jr 306 Helen McDowell 211 Rod Chemos 259 (699) I orraine Sipnles 225 VASA LODGE Bob Hanson 229 Cheryl Kirby 221 Nona Kirby 219 Dolly Belle Lil Hilda Bianchi 259 Will NPSS 213. Don McLean 280 Nick Bianchi 231 Ann Aim 219 HOLIDAY VILLAGE LADIES Edith Madson 260 Erma McGuire .245. Irene Lynde 302 (802) Alice 'Kolibas 311 (788) Pal Plomp 261 (674) Dena Smith 264 (719) Laura Peake 247 Mel Finnprty 257 Marge Storyack 247 Ethel Styner 292 (725) SENIOR CITIZENS Velma Miller 265 Harry Chapman 234 Harry Long 232 Nick Bianchi 261 Jack Stacey 221 Dave Pelne 236 Bill Riley 220 Zella Gygi 217 CAPfll BOWL MOHNINQ COmi LOuiM Church 370 (701) Eva Bems 246 Lorraine Mickey 261 Shan WiHlams 263 Mae Popma 243 Ruth Laurie 268 Leona Deuschle 233 Dldl Dorlgatti 229 Louise Hoult 228 S-san Heron 225 JUNIOR'S SHOP Frances Plornp 253 Evelyn Coutts 279 Mary Blair 258 Jean Passey 279. Donna Mah 2R4. Dorothy Sorensan 252. Peggy Forry 248 Helen Weals 255 Jen Hegi 263 Grace Vandyk 250 Eloise Ives 2S4 Sharl 264 aOMDIlt Kim Kovacs 323 (730) Ryo 301 Ed HifHMrion (782) Ken Malcomson 296 John Enckson 291 Tmordi 299. Jtck Jonas 317 Morgan Sparks 294 Al Smith 297 BMI HlMika 293 Master 2S9 Tobo 2S4 (761) (OVA LAMM Ev Ottrotti 263 Peggy Kiroy 250. Salmon 256 Alice Qtor 285. Chltte 2S1, Gall Sarka 252 JMn Larko 256 Dena Lewis 258. Zena Sanders 254 (709) Shirley Alexander 272 ;