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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 17, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta WEDNESDAY, APRIL In This Corner... By HARRY PAINTING (Sports Editor) Further entries in the JLeth- bridge Fastball Association's three leagues are expected be- fore the April 26 deadline, bat so far onlv the 13 original en- tries are listed. are three clubs, four ladies' teams and six senior men's squads t. entered. Some inquiries have been- jaafie about playing forms. These be placed in "the mails on the morning of April 27, after the executive meeting of April 25. The executive Veterans Star As Majors Open Ott Cracks 511th Homer By JACK {Associated Sport Writer.) Basetedl is back on the gold standard fajiir with such pre- war slamor names as Joe Di- Bokbr Feller, Ted WH- luuns and Hank Greenberg. in the headlines again. Mel Ott and Hal Xewbouser were the holdovers from the campaigns in the select circle, dominated by ex- servicemen, that delighted 23S.- 730 fans at yesterday's eight bis league The Srst day of the 1S46 campaign a huge success both financially and artistically. Attendance mill meet to receive further entries, ed a more thaa'lOO per cent increase aad the league schedules will be drawn up that night. The execatiie emphasizes that no playing forms are legal unless signed by the as- sociation. Victoria Dominoes gave an im- pressive exhibition of power last night by walloping Saskatoon Toil- ers 100 "to 45 in their bas- ketball semi-Snal series. Second game is scheduled tomght. The maior leagues opened yes- terday with fanfare and booming bats and Bob Feller's blinding speed. Apart from the home run clouts of Mel Ott, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Wil- liams, Jeff Heaih ana a few other guys, the experts saw plenty to re- joice about in Feller's three-hit shutout and Kal Newhouser's 2-1 triumah over St. loins Browns. Fel- ler blanked Chicago White Sox 1-0. like Old Man JUver, Ott just rolls and rolls along. -51 v YESTERDAY'S STARS oTer the 1945 figures aad was the second highest in history. Dimaggio. Williams, Greenberg and OK- revived tise hoase-run lever. that has been running low in time seasons, anci Feller. Newhouser and Spud Chandler shoTred the boys some fancy pre-war chucking. OLD ONE-TWO PIXSCH The Jfewhouser-Greenberg team nrobably nas the most eye-arrest- ing of "the lot- Lefty Ha! spun a neat six-hitter for his first opening dav win but he needed big Hank's line drive homer to gee a 2-1 de- cision for the world champion De- troit Tigers over Nelson Potter and the St. Louis Browns before the day's largest crowd, Dimaggio and Chandler also pro- vided a one-two punch for the Xew York Yankees who appear to be headed back toward the heights. Jolting Joe's 400-foot clout with Tommy Heinrich on base cosed the ace right-hander along the way to a jive-nit snuiouc tne as Shibe Park's largest opening day watched in awe. HERALD SPORTS Room and BoardbyGmAtmyn TO HONOR STAMPEDE35 PAGE advertised all spring, iras much in evidence as ilanager Ott's 511th round tnpper sparked the Polo Grounders to an 8-4 decision 01 er the Philhes. After Ott and Ernie Lomhardi had delivered early hom- ers. Danny Murtaugn aad Ron Nonhey found the range on Bill Yoiselle to give the Grants aad the 33.693 spectators a thorough scare. The St. Louis Cardinal piichiag staS vest haywire, yield- ing si hits, two wsld pitches- eight walks and a hit batsman in losing to Pittsburgh, e-4 14.009 payees. Starter Johrray Beazley was clouted early and often SKIS reliefer Harry Brecheen lost the lerdict to Ken Eenizelman. Chicago's National league champs had to rally with four ruxs in the to shade Cincinnati. 4-3, after Joe Beans had held them to one hit in the first eight tnmggs_ The Reds Had their customary large opening turnout. 30.699. A muffied fly by rookie outfielder Gene Hermansko and a boot by short. Pee Wee Reese enabled Bos- ton to score two unearned runs aad a 5-3 wm over Brooklyn. Boston turned oat strong to watch Billy Southworih make a successful debut as Braves' manager. Johnnr Sam outlasted Hal Gregg for tly- patching verdict. TKE CfJA. W5 WS TREE HIS AESSJE IN UOFTY CRASS. A-.QLEWS EVSJi TME TE5WJTE HAS WHILE I AM AS SQMEitSS AS A KfW ESS -----TKS JUDGE HINTED THAT MY V1STT IS ---WHAT VflTH tA GYPSY SCRAM? MANTLE OF KSAVY AMERICAN LEAGrE Boston.......Oil 010 11 0 Washington ...001 001 11 1 Hughson and Wagner; Wolff. Hudson and April 17.- The city commissioners authorised Tuesday to make arrangements for a civic banquet in honor oJ the Cal- ?ary Stampeders, senior ft faocker chamoions of ff em Canada, at the cosclus- ion cf the playing season.