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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 26, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta (j THE LETH8KIRC.E HERA10 Wedni-idciy, Aprit 26, 1977 ___ aids long drawn out aiiair Aaron moves a step cSoser By THE ASSOCIATED PIIKSS Home run No. 1512 was a liltle more tasty for Hank Aaron. Jl was dished up by liol> "Tlifl's probably the last fast ball !'U see from him tills said Aaron alter liis shot helped Atlanta Braves liotnb St. l.ouis Cardinal ace Tuesday night. llibson, rai'ely grooves one for hitters, threw one down the middle on an apparent "take" 3-0 count. "He was just trying to put it said Aaron. "You've pot to take advantage of Gibby when he throws one like that'. He's been tough on me. Next time I see him, I'll probably go 0-for-i." Earns third con seen I ire shnloul Wood continues hot pace STRETCHED OUT Pittsburgh Pirates' third baseman Rich Hebner strelches into Ihe stands to catch Cincinnati Reds' Julian Javier's pop fly in Ihe seventh inning. Hebner bolted a three-run home run in the inning lo give tho Pirates n .5-2 win. (AP Vvirephoto) trouble OTTAWA fCPj Closed- cireuu television of two Euro- pean Championship Cup soc- cer matches Saturday has the Canadian Soccer Association deeply concerned. Morall nabbed by Miami BALTIMORE (AP) Earl Morrall, wlio led Baltimore Colls to the National Football League title in 1068, was claimed on waivers Tuesday by Miami Dolphins. In making Ihe move, Ihe Colts decided to stick v.-ilh Johnny TJnitas as their No. 1 back give second-year pro Karl Douglas a shot' at thn backup spot. Unilas will be 39 next month find J lor rail will turn M. Each has playctl 1G years in the NHL. "Earl wants lo play a couple more yrr.rs." Baltimore coach Don McCaffcrty said. been going with tivo great vet- erans for a couple of seasons, hut we decided to retain only one and give our younger kids a chance. "Douglas is our Xo. 2 quarter- back at the moment, unless someone else (urns up." TRIED FOR TRAIII-; McCafferty sairl the Colts tried lo trade Morrall after learning of his desire to con- tinue playing. "When n n f h i n g could he worked McCaffcrty said, "the only thing to do was put Mm on waivers and find out who was interested in him. The England-West Germany and Italy-Belgium matches this weekend are not the sore point, but future similar matches on closcd-circuitt de- vision are, especially since amateur soccer officials in Canada and the United States have no protection against them. Eric King, CSA executive director, said Tuesday in an interview; "If it were on home televl- at a time when direct conflict promotional vehicle for people who couldn't care less about the stale of Canadian soccer, I'm opposed to it. "This particular Saturday poses no problem, but we've heard the promoters plan a similar setup in a few weeks at at ime when direct conflict with Canadian professional soccer will occur. "As the sport's governing body in Canada we must he concerned. The U.S. is simi- larly affected and equally dis- turbed, "There's nothing basically wrong wiih the closed-circuit concept, but the sport affected should have some method of control, hard enough to pro- mete a spoil involving hom- ebred talent without being up- staged by unquestionable a better product- -yet reaping no benefit. "We appreciate the expo- sure such games provide to soccer, but object to some promoter recaping aU the mon- etary rewards. I think anyone promoting such an event should plow some of the pro- ceeds back into the sport in the country in which they aro showing the games." By THE ASSOCIATED I'HESS Wilbur Wood and his knuckle- ball are a potent weapon for Chicago White Sox. Wood lias pitched 36 innings this season and allowed exactly one run. Only a two-out homer by Kansas City Royals Bob Oli- ver, in the bottom of the ninth inning of his first start, mars Wood's pitching record so far. The rubber-armed right-han- der hurled his third consecutive shutout Tuesday night, bafflinfi Cleveland Indians 6-0 as the White Sox won their sixth slraight game. In other American I-eague ac- tion Tuesday, Oakland Athletics edged New York Yankees 4-3 in 12 innings, Minnesota Twins blasted Boston Hod Sox 12-0, Kansas City trimmed Baltimore Orioles 3-0, California Angels downed Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 and Detroit Tigers took Texas Rangers 4-1. The White Sox have played nine games this season and Wood has started four of (hem. He works with two days rest be- cause the knuckler puts vir- tually no strain on his pitching arm. DOUBLE PLAYS HELP The American League hitlers haven't been putting much of a strain on Wood either. The Indi- ans managed seven hits against the knuckler but three double plays kept Wood out of serious trouble. Chicago, which dropped its first Ihree games of the season before Wood straightened things out, struck for three runs in the sixth inning, snapping a score- less duel between the knuckle- 'bailer and young Milt Wilcox. j That was plenty for Wxxl, v.-hc got only one run in each of his first two starts this season. Pitching dominatcil elsewhere in the American League too. Dick Drago's two-hitter ended Kansas City's six-game losing streak as the Royals blanked Baltimore. California's Clyde IV right, Jirr. Perry of Minnesota and De- troit's Mickey Lolich all had four-hitters. WRIGHT DOUHLES Wright drove in two runs In Ihe sevenlh inning with a clutch double as the Angels snapped a 1-1 lie by scoring three times. Ken Berry's first homer of the year had given the Angels the early lead but the Rrewcrs tied it on Hick Auerbach's sacrifice fly. Lolich survived a shaky first inning to subdue Te.xas, ending the Rangers' four-game winning streak. Tony Taylor tripled home two runs for Ihe Tigers. Bill Frcehan's Mil-single sent Detroit ahead in the top of the first but the Rangers tied it on Frank Howard's booming dou- ble and had the bases loaded before Lolich escaped the jam I'KHIIY COASTS Perry coasted past Boston as Sieve Braun and Sieve Crye combined to drive in seven runs for Ihe Twins. Braun had a single and two doubles for four RBIs and Hrve All announced lop contender NEW YORK (CP-AP) Mil- hammad All, who fights George Chuvalo in Vancouver May 1, is listed by Ring Magazine in its April rankings as No. 1 con- tender for the heavyweight crown of Joe Krazier. Chuvalo, the Canadian heavy- weight champion, is not listed. The only Canadians to make rankings were lightweight the Al Ford of Edmonton, No. S challenger to Scotland's Ken Buchanan, and Clyde Gray of Toronto, listed No. 9 behind wel- terweight champion Jose Na- poles of Mexico, knocked in three runs with four straight hits. Minni'sola piled up nine runs in the first two innings, making it easy for Perry. It wasn't so easy for Oakland against the Yankees. The Ath- letics battled back from a 3-0 deficit, tying the score on a homer by Gene Tenace and a two-run triple by Sal Bando. Oakland finally pushed across the winning run in the 12th when rookie Bobby Brooks walked, moved up on a sacrifice and scooted home on pinch hit- ter Mike Hegan's first-pitch double. Downey ordered SAINT JOHN, N.B. (CP) I Drantford, Out.; Johaim Louw, Dave Downey of Halifax, Cana- dian middleweight boxing champion, has been ordered by Hie Canadian Professional Box- ing Federation to defend his title within 60 days. H. B. (DielO Pearson, chair- man of tlic federation's ratings and championship committee, said In a statement Tuesday the matter was discussed by the body's executive at a meeting April 15 in Montreal. He said the federation will sanction a title fight between Downey and one of four logical contenders: Donato Paduano, Montreal; Gary Broughten, Sunday start of NHL final MONTREAL (CP) A spokesman for the Nalionat Hockey League said Tuesday that Ihc final romid of ttie Stan- ley Cup playoffs is expected to begin in Boston Sunday after- noon. The announcement was made although Boston Bruins still were engaged in ttieir bcst-of- seven semi-final scries with St. Louis Blues. The Bruins held a 3-0 lead in games going into Tuesday night's fourth game scheduled for St. Louis. New York Rangers are wait- ing for the winner of the Bos- ton-St. Louis series. Other games pated Boston-New the antici- York final have been scheduled for Boston Tuesday, May 2; New York Thursday, May 4; and Sunday, May 7. Surrey, B.C. or Joey Durclle, Sorel, Que. Pearson said Downey would lose his right to the title if he fails to comply with the federa- tion decision. Pearson also released the fed- eration's quarterly ratings, effective from April I. Heavyweight Cham p i o George Chuvalo, Toronto; 1. Bob Montreal: 2. Charlie Chase, Montreal; 3. Bill Drover, Montreal; 4. Paul Neilsen, To- ronto; 5. Ray Glasgow, N.S. Jackson, New Liglit Heavyweight: Champi- Al Sparks, Winnipeg; 1. Gary Summerhays, Bjantford; 2. Ed Ostapivick, Vancouver; 3. Lambert McIntofJi, Sydney, N.S.; 4. Aldo Carelli, Toronto. Middleweight: Cham p i o Dave Downey, Halifax; 1. Don- ato Paduano, Montreal; 2. Gary Broughtcn, Brant ford; 3. Jo harm Louw, Surrey; 4. Joe Du- relle, Sorel; 5. Terry Hayward, Wabush, Nfld.; 6. Dave Hilton, Mpncton, N.B. 7. .Jim Meilleur, Windsor, Ont.; 8. Jerry Burns. Halifax. Welterweight: Champion- Clyde Gray, Toronto; 1. Fcr- nand Marcnlte, Quebec City; 2. Reynald Canlin, Montreal; 3. Lawrence Hafey, New Glasgow; 4. Terry Summerhays, Brant- ford; 5. Don Boulter, Victoria, P.E.l. Lightweight Champion- Al Ford, Edmonton; 1. Johnny Summerhays, Brantford; 2. Ernie Bigney, Stellarton, N.S.; 3. Paul Tope, Quebec City; 4. Leo Noel, Moncton. Featherweight: Champion- Hockey MacDougali, Sydney; 1. Barry Sponagle, W e s t v i 1 1 e, N.S.; 2. Art Hafey, Stellarton; 3. Joe Manglio, Montreal. The home run, the 38-year-oM Aaron's third this year, moved him another stop closer to Babe Uulli's life-time record of 714. The Braves star currently is in Ihird place, four behind San Francisco's Willie Mays. In the other Nalional League games, Pittsburgh Pirates de- feated Cincinnati Iteds 5-2 in 13 invings; Houston Astros trimmed Chicago Cubs 5-4; New York Mets beat San Diego I'adres 2-1; Los Angeles Dodg- ers turned hack Montreal Expos ij-1 and Philadelphia Phillies blanked San Francisco Giants 3-0. TAKE EAKLY LEAD Aaron's two-run blast into the left field seats at Atlanta Stad- ium gave the Braves a G-0 lead after two innings. Earl Williams highlighted a four-run rally in the first with a two-run shot over the left field fence. Aaron, coming out of an early slump, has collected five hits in his last throe games and raised liis average to .176. The Pirates woti their game will] a d r a m a t i c, three-run homer by Richie Hcbner with two out in the Only a cou- ple of thousand fans were left by that time as temperatures dropped into the mid-30s in Three Rivers Stadium. "I hit the ball and I was thinking I'd have to go out and freeze again if it was said Ifebner. The ball, struck off former Pittsburgh left-hander Joe Gib- bon, sailed into the right field bullpen, where the Pirate pitch- ers had a fire going. BREAKS TIE The blast unlocked a 2-2 lie that existed from the third in- ning. Roberto Clemente walked to open the 13th, advanced to second after two were out on a wild pitch, and remained there while Manny Sanguillen was in- walked so Gibbon at the lefty-hitting ANDY CAPP I CAN'T TAKE IT I AM ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES STANLEY CUP SEMI-FINALS SERIES F V; L F A Py Boston 4 0 28 6 8 SI. Louis....... 0 4 8 IS 0 Result Tuesday Boston 5 St. Louis 3 Dos I on wins bcit-oF-seven series 4--G. tentionally could get Hcbner. Pitcher Jerry Rcuss scored the winning ran in the seventh inning and earned his second victory of the season with a five-hitter as Houston heat Chi- cago. Lee May slugged his fourth homer for the Astros, a two-run smash in the fourth. Buzz Capra and Chuck Taylor combined on a six-hitter and" the Mets bounced from behind with i two unearned runs in the sev- i enlti inning. Frank Robinson knocked In two runs with a double ani a single and Willie Crawford slammed a home run as Los Angeles turned back Montreal. Don Sutton allowed five hits for the Dodgers before he was forced from the game when hit by a line drive in the eighth in- ning. Steve Carlton shackled San Francisco on one a leadoff single up the middle to Chris Speier to lead Philadelphia over the Giants. The big left- hander slruck out M to record his second straight shutout. BucyV, B........... Off, B .V.' Roterlo. SL Slanlield, I! Rnussf.ni, NY Hddfleld. NY......... Fairtaiin, NY BASEBALL STANDINGS A Pti 9 1? 7 Ifi IS 16 9 14 t 13 Forced to return by officials Twamley's dream fades VICTORIA (CP) Bruce Twamley once dreamed of the day he would lace on his soccer boots as a member of an Eng- lish Football Association team. Today, at JB, Twamley faces perhaps the most distasteful act of his life: He will return lo England in June to begin an- other year of professional soc- cer with Hie Ipswich side. His former dream has become a nightmare. Three years ago. the young striker from Victoria was good enough to rate a look from Van- couver Royals and a contract from Tpswich. In his first pro season, he played 70 games with Ipswich's youth side. In his second, his time was divided between the reserves and the first team. The progress was steady, the future promising. QUIT LAST FALL And then last September, five weeks into his third season, he quit. "It was an accumulation of he recalled in an inter- view. "I was homesick, I wanted to finish school, and I had decided that Ihe pro game just wasn't for me any- more. There was something else I wanted to do." What Twamiey wanted to do was play for Canada in the World Cup elimination matches with the United States and Mex- ico_ When tie talks about that desire, you can almost see the Canadian Mag unfurling behind him. So he wrote to the Canadian Soccer Association for permis- sion to play amateur soccer here. Ho told them that he planned to live in Canada, had uo more interest in pro -soccer, and simply wanted to play for his country. The reply came promptly: No. Ipswich had suspended him, and the Football Association had said he couldn't play soccer anywhere, cither as an amateur or a pro. Because the CSA had an agreement with the Football Association, he might as well forget about playing amateur soccer in Canada. "That's what I tried to he said. "Forget it." Twamley tried coaching for a while, but the realization wasn't long in coming: "They know they've got me. They've had me all along. They've played on my being keen for the game. They said a Ifl-year-otd who's been playing that long couldn't just quit, and they were right." So he's going back for a serf- son he doesn't want lo play, to complete a contract he wishes he hadn't signed, CKDKXO .SUSPENDED HOUSTON (AP) Outfield- er Cesar Cedeno of Houston As- tros was suspended for three games and fined by Na- tional League president Charles Fceney after being ejected from the Astros-Chica- go Cubs game in the ninth inn- ing Monday night. Ccdcno was ejected by first- base umpire Frank Pulli afte he was called out on a play at first base. close Will now unit for eastern division winners Oil Kings oust Centennials EDMONTON ton Oil Kings, who trailed Cal- tfary Centennials for most of Ihc regular season, ricfealerl (heir arch-rivals -1-2 Tuesday night to win the west division championship of the Western Canada Hockey f.cague, Oil Kings who put to- gelher three straight victories over Calgary, tops hi the regu- lar season, won the best-of- seven semi-final four-game.s-to- two. They now advance to piny the winner of the Brandon Wheat Kings-Regina Pats se- ries. Regina is leading 3-2 in games with (hn sixth game scheduled tonight in Winnipeg, !jig t hint-period goals by Kdmonton's two lop scorers, Don Koznk and Darcy Floln, broke ,1 2-2 lie and sent the Oil Kings on to their victory, Kozak scored at of Ihe third period, just less than two minutes after Brian Molvic had scored his first Roal of the sea- son to earn Calgary Ihe tie. Hota stole the puck from Kon Homenuke of Ihe Centennials in Ihe Oil Kings for a breakaway goal al The Oil Kings had a 2-0 first- period lead on goals by Rota and Brian Ogilvic. The only goal of the second period was by Centennials RUKS Weiriinik. Edmonton took nine of 13 penalties and oulshot the Cen- tenniais 32-26. Doug Soetacrt played his sec- ond straight game in the Oil Kings nets and turned in a strong porfoi'roancc. Calgary's John Da vi dson was equ al iy good, Pittsburgh 5 St. LouJS..... 2 Chicago 2 We it Houston 6 Lcs Angeles S San Diego San Trancisco 4 CincinnaH 1 LEAGUE LEADERS i Pel. .71J .714 .625 .625 .222 Jete SD Sangulllcn, Pyh Cedeno, Hou C. Jones, NY I. A LA. LA Slaub, NY Mcntaner, Ptia Simmons, SIL W. Davis, LA SF IS .410 9 ,3W 9 9 .346 13 9 .333 1 .333 12 .333 14 .333 13 .333 Hojni runs: L. May, Houston, J; Lirrinskl, Philadelphia, 3; H. Aaron, Arrnnln, 3; Evans. Atlanta, 3; E. Wil- liams, Atlanta, 3; Crawford, Los An- geles, 3; Colbert, San Diego, 3. Runs hatred In: R.irier, Houslon, 11; King man, San Francisco, H. L. May, Hcuslcn, 10. Pitching 2 decisions: 10 fled v 1.000. TODAY'S GAMES Cincinnati Nolan 3-0 at Pittsburgh Blass 20 N SI. Louis Wise 0-3 nt Atlanta Reed 1-1 N Chicago Piziaro 0-1 el Houslcn 6on 1.1 H Montreal Stoneman 2-0 af Los An" New York Seaver 7-0 at San Diego Grief 1-0 N TUESDAY'S RESULTS Sf. Louil 900 1M 191 AllAnM 410 MO 9 t 1 Gitson Higgins Clemcwis (7) and Niekro U-l) and Williams. HRs: (H; All Williams. HRs: Clndnnalr 100 1M 3 9 0 Pilliburgh CO? COO 13 1 Morril, Borhon. Hall Carroll (9t, McGrolhlin GiblKfi flJ) and Bench; Johnson, Giusll Her- nandez Miller (1-1) (13> nod San- tjuilltn. HRs: Cin-Bench Pgh- Hebner Chfrngo .....010 JOO 010- i 0 Hcuslon 010 300 i B 7 Hoolen Hands [S) and Hundley Reuss (3.0) and Edwards. HR: MK Philadelphia MO 010 Olt 1 t t an Francisco.. 000001 0 1 0 Carlton [3.0) an3 McCarver; AWi- :hal (1-2) and Henly. York OM 000 4 1 .an Diego 010 OM 1 3 Caprn Taylor and Grore; Arlin Cnklwell (7) and Kendall. HR: Colbert [31. AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division Delroll Baltimore cland Oakland cago W West Division .554 ,4CQ .333 LEAGUE LEADERS D. AHen, Chi C. Chi Pinswi, Cal Orfa, Chi H Pet. 15 .441 13 .394 1 .395 12 .353 9 .333 ClarVo, NY 27 1 9 .133 Bando, Oak 27 4 9 .333 Cfe 29 4 9 310 fovar, 26 4 8 .203 Heine runs: Darvjtn. Minnesota, 4 New Ycrk, 2; Carcf-nas, Call- forma, 2; D. Alien, Chicago, 2; C. A'Lay. Chicago, 2; Htqan, Oakland, 2. Runs tailed In: Darsin, Minnesota, 11; C. May, Chicago, 9. Pitching decisions: B lied with r.roo. TODAY'S GAMES Baslcn Culp 1-1 at Wlrnesola Wood. son O-'i Ballimore McWslly 2-0 Kansas Cily 1-1 N Delrcit Colernar; 2-0 at Texai Bosan 1-1 N Clevelanri Tidrow 1-1 at Chicago Johnson tt-2 California Clark 0-1 at Milwaukee Parsons 1-1. Oakland AAcLaln 1.8 at New York Kekkh 1-0 N TUESDAY'S RESULTS Boston OCO 000 041 Minnesota 451 001 1? U 0 Pattin 10-3) Peters Morel [51, Bclin (7) and FisX; Perry [l-l) and Dempsey. Cleveland .100000 T B Chicago CCO 003 t )l 0 Wiicox Rohcrtier Lamb f7) and Fcsse; Wood (3D) and Hejrmnnn. Delroit 130 IM 4 1 Texas 000 I 4 3 Lolkh. (2-1) FrerMn; Paul Pflntlicr Gcxjolewskl Cox tfl) and Billings. Oakland COS no 4 R 1 New York IM 30Q 3 f 0 Hunter, Knowles fingers [1-0> Locker (12) end Tenace; Kline, tyle iV.c Daniel [0-1) (12) and sen. HRs: Ttnace [11; Mercer Ballimorc OCO 019 Kansas City 020 GtO 3 S 0 Dobsc-fi (2-1) and Cales; Drago (1-0} and May. California ilO MO 4 t 1 Milwaukee 001 000 1 8 Wi-iqhl and Tcrfccx-qr Bretl fO-1) Llnzy (71, end (91 and Rodrl- one; HR; Berry MINOR CALL Inrej-nalknal League Richmond 3-2 To t uisvilFe 5 Pe 2 i Tidewater Criarleslcn at Syracuse ppd PncitJc Co.ist Tucson 2 Albuciue-niue I 5 Hawaii 2 Pnoenix ,11 salt L.ikr ppd Extern League Eillmire At Snerbrooke Pimfield 5 West Haven 3 Reading 3 Cuchf-c 2 Pawtucket 3 Trcis.Rivieres 0 MOVP UP TO GENERAL Better Mileage 6 Ply Puncture Protection ELRICH TIRE LTD. COMPlETt TIRE SAtfS 4 SERVICE 402 An. South MIOIM 3W-48S6 or 3J7-444S ;