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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 5, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID Thursdoy, April 5, 19, 3------------------------------------ Baseball season off and running today es this year are by pitchers By THE CANADIAN 1'KESS Cincinnati's Don Gullett was scheduled deliver the first pitch of the lur, baseball season today, giving the major leagues a jump on last year. Last year opening day was 15 days late because of the first player strike in history. The only strikes this opening dav were to be thrown by Gul- lett of the Reds and San Fran- cisco Giants' Juan Marichal. the starting pitchers in today's only scheduled gams. The American League and its revolutionary designated plaver rule gets going Friday with five games scheduled. The remain- ing five ?3L openers, following Cincinnati's traditional early start, are also set for Friday and the final AL opener will be played Saturday. Beth Gulhtt. Cincinnati's left- hander, and Marichal. ace of the San Francisco staff, are looking for comeback seasons. In 1972, Gullett was a so-so 9- 10 and missed about six weeks because of mononucleosis. Marichal struggled through a 6- 16 year, troubled by arm and back ailments. Both pitched well in spring training. Cincinnati, the defending Na- Jets can win Savage Cup tional League champion, and Pittsburgh Pirates are favored to win the two divisions in '.he National League. Defending champion Oakland Athletics carry the favorite's role in the American League West while Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers are rated toss- ups in the AL East. Of considerable interest in the American League will be the designated hitter rule that per- mits teams to substitute an- other batter for traditionally ANDY CAPP RUBY! GOT THROUGH WITH COME AN1 Friday Oil SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Two goals within eight seconds late in the first, period gave Spokane Jets a 3-0 lead, let the air .out of Trail Smoke Eaters and keyed the Jets' 8-2 win Wednesday night in Western International Hockey League playoff action. The Jets, with a 3-1 lead ir the best of seven final, can up the Savage Cup in Friday night's fifth game here. Tom Kendall scored twice for the Jets, with single goals coming from Gail Holden. Don Scherza, Ken Gustafson, Brian Harper, Vince Collins and Bob Trembecky. Bruce Hellemond scored both Trail goals against Spokane's Seth Martin- But it still can't be called home Nationals find a place to play By GORDON GRANT Canadian Press Sports Editor TORONTO (CP) Ottawa Nationals have found a place to play their playoff games, but where they'll call home next year is still uncertain. If Bill Ballard, vice-president of Maple Leaf Gardens, has his the World Hockey Associ- ation club will play in the Gar- dens next year- Nick Trbovich, majority shareholder, told a hastily- called news conference Wednes- day night it has been decided "that Toronto is least for the playoffs." President Doug Michele said in Ottawa the club has been forced to use the Gardens. Trbovich said the team is "in full-scale negotiations for next but Michel said it has "been able to break off negotia- tions as far as next year is con- cerned." One thing is certain: Ottawa Nationals open their home playoff stand at the Gardens against England Whalers next Tuesday. Ballard and Trbovich say ne- gotiations are continuing to bring the club to Toronto next year. Trbovich said the negotia- tions do not involve sale of the club, just a rental agreement for next year. However, he also said: "Prin- cipally, I'm interested in addi- tional Canadian participation. Ballard said if he didn't think the Nationals would be in To- ronto next year, "I wouldn't have them here for the play- offs." OPTIONS OPEN Asked whether he was still negotiating with the group of Toronto businessmen headed by John F. Bassett to bring the club to Toronto, Trbovich said: "We have not closed out any particular options- Yes, we've had talks with Mr. Bas- sett; negotiations aren't closed. Yes, we could be back in Ottawa next year." Trbovich and Ballard sug- gested that while negotiations had been hard they'd been ami- cable. Michel suggested that wasn't the case. He said in an interview in Ot- tawa "They (Maple Leaf Gardens) have pushed and pushed. They want us to have a multi- year contract- We broke that down. "They wanted to have us Murray honored SALISBURY, N.B. (CP) Jim Murray, sports columnist for Los Angeles Times, and Keith Jackson of the American Broadcasting Co. are national winners for sports reporting in their respective fields. They were honored along with state winners Tuesday night at the 14th annual awards dinner of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. Murray's award -was his sev- enth straight and eighth over- all. The association's sports Hall of Fame also inducted two new members. forced into having all our games played there next year. We were able to hold that off and for all kinds ,of legal rea- sons I can't go into now we are forced into playing the games there. However, we have bean able to break off negotia- tions as far as next year is con- cerned. "I feel very badly about Ot- tawa, but the door has been left open.... I will be having talks with the mayor of Ottawa with regard to going into concrete negotiations for next year with the team playing in Ottawa." Ballard said: "Maple Leaf Gardens is not interested in purchasing a part of Ottawa Nationals- We may be in a posi- tion of conflict, that's to be worked out 'by the lawyers but if there is no conflict we may get involved He also took time to announce that tickets go on sale today, priced at and the same as regular-sea- son Gardens tickets for Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League. light hitting pitchers without forcing the pitcher to leave the game. Along with today's opener, Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians close the exhibition sea- son with a game at San An- tonio, Tex. In Wednesday night's exhibi- tion action, the Indians stopped the Rangers 4-3 as Walt Wil- liams collected four hits and Leo Cardenas knocked in two runs. Elsewhere, Los Angeles Dodg- ers stopped Oakland Athletics fi- 3; Chicago Cubs beat San Diego Padres 5-0; California Angels nipped Milwaukee Brewers 2-1; New York Yankees clipped New York Mets 3-2 and Minnesota Twins topped Houston Astros 6- 4. Rain washed out games be- tween Baltimore and Atlanta, Montreal and Boston, St. Louis and Kansas City and the White Sox and Pirates. Home runs by Steve Garvey and Willie Davis carried Los Angeles over Oakland. Bill Bonham, Bob Locker and Rick Reuschel combined for a five-hit shutout as the Cubs beat the Padres, while eighth-inning throwing errors by outfielder Ollie Brown and pitcher Bill Parsons enabled California to score two unearned runs and beat Milwaukee. Reliever Fred Beene pitched out of a one-out, bases-loaded jam in the ninth inning to help i the Yankees trim the Mets.! Gerry Moses knocked in two runs. ELRICH TIRE QUARTER-FINALS Montreal Buffalo New YorK Boston Chicago St. Louis Minnesota Series A W L T F 1 1 02 1 0 Series B W L T F 1 1 0 1 1 A Pts 1 2 2 0 1 A Pts 622 260 Series C W. L T F A Pts ..110712 0 1 1 7 0 Series D VI L T 1 1 F A Pts 0 2 Philadlephia 1 0 'l o 3 0 HOCKEY SCORES Stanley Cup Montreal 2 Buffalo 1 Montreal leads best-of-seven quar- ter final 1-0 Rangers 6 Boston 2 Rangers lead besf-of-seven quarter- final 1-0 Minnesota 3 Philadelphia o Minnesota leads best of seven quarter-final l-o Chicago 7 St. Louis 1 Chicago leads best-of-seven quarter- final l-o World Trophy Cleveland 3 Philadelphia 2 Cleveland leads best-of-seven quar- ter-final 1-0 Minnesota 4 Alberta 2 Minnesota qualifies for play-offs in sudden-death oame. Calder Cup Cincinnati 5 Richmond 1 Cincinnati leads best-of-seven quar- ter-final 1-0 Eastern Syracuse 17 Roanoke 1 Best-of-seven semi-final tied 1-1 Central Omaha 4 Fort Worth 2 Western Denver 5 Seattle 3 Western International Spokane 8 Trail 2 Spokane le-n-? final 3-1 World Hockey Sweden 8 West Germany 1 Finland 5 Poland 0 PRO BASKETBALL NBA Eastern Conference Boston 126 Atlanta 113 Boston leads best-of-seven quarter final 2-0 Nev; York 103 Baltimore It New York leads best-of-seven e.uar- ter-final 3-0 ABA Western Division Utah 103 San Diego 92 Ufah leads best of seven quarter- final 2-0 EXHIBITION BASEBALL Chicago 5 San Diego 0 Minnesota 6 Houston 4 New Ycrk A 3 New York N 2 Los Angeles 6 Oakland 3 Cleveland 4 Texss 3 California 2 Milwaukee 1 OC SOCCER ENGLISH LEAGUE Division I Stoke 1 Ipswich 0 Division ill Halifax 3 Brentford 2 Botton 3 Swansea 2 SCOTTISH LEAGUE Scottish Cup semi-fnal Rangers 2 Ayr o Division II Forfar 1 Montrose l WELSH CUP FINAL 1st Leg Bangpr 1 Cardiff 0 IRISH LEAGUE Linfield 4 Ards 2 Just Arrived! GENERAL EXHIBITION STANDINGS AMERICAN LEAGUE W Cleveland............. 17 New Ycrk. 19 Oakland 15 Chieaoo S Baltimore............ 13 Boston............... 13 Detroit.............. 3 Minnesota............ 14 Kansas city 12 Milwaukee 9 California 9 Texas................ 8 L Pet. 9 .654 12 .613 10 .600 10 .600 11 .542 13 .500 13 .500 14 .500 13 .430 13 .409 13 .W) 14 .364 NATIONAL LEAGUE fitiin1 GER TIRES Check Oar Prices! W Cincinnati 16 Montreal 14 San Francisco..........3 Chicago............. IS Los Angeles........... 15 St. Louis............. 13 Pittsburgh............ 12 Houston 11 New York............ 10 Philadelphia......... 10 San 6 Atlanta............... 4 Pet. I '.636 .619 .577 .556 .520 .444 .440 .as .435 .261 .150 COMPLETEWJ SALES SERVICE 402 Ave: Phone 327-4384 ot 327-4445 CTN ROBBOH Who cares whether you can trust a car salesman or not? Who cares whether he gives you a fair price for your trade-in? And a fair deal on your new car? And who c ares whether you get good financing or not? Who cares whether the salesman greets you with a smile or not? Whether he treats you politely? Whether he gives you the straight facts when you ask him a question? Who cares enough to see that you get the right car for your needs with the right options and doesn't try to sell y ou into something bigger than you really want? Who cares whether your new car is properly checked over and set up before you drive it away? Or whether you get the kind of service you need when you come back, or whether you ever come back at all? We invite you to come in to King Chrysler Dodge during our 2nd Birthday Celebrations and meet the people who DO CARE In and enitr your name in the draw barrel for the fol- lowing b i r t h d q y celebration if 19" ADMIRAL COIOR TV SupplitJ by ACME TEuvisioN LTD. KING CHRYSLER DODGE SALES REPRESENTATIVES MCI KACMI Dirt Demon 340 2-door coupe TOT il LAWN SWING Supplied by ACME MERCHANDISE DISTRIBUTORS if SWIVH. ROCKER Supplied by TOWNE AND COUNTRY FURNITURE, mono- factored locally by Ducon JAK! K9K WFTfWON 'V'vi -v 11th Street and 3rd Avenue South, Lethbridge Phone 328-9271 ;