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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 2, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE IETHBUIDOE HtRALD Auguit 1, W72 Fire home runs, 13 runs batted in Colbert put on By TIIE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sale Colbert a magic act in Atlanta Stadium hut when it was all over, even he believed It. Wasted Ills way Into the record books Tuesday night with n slingshot baseball bat that hurled five home runs into the stands am! drove in a record 13 rims during San Diego I'adiTs1 sweep of a double- header against the Braves. The five homers in the 9-0 and 1L-7 Padres victories tied the mark of Stan Musial of St. Louis In 1954. The 13 HISI the m a j o r -1 e a H u e record of 11 shared Ivy Cleve- land's Efirl Avei ill in 1930, Hos- ton's Jim Tabor in IIWJ and Bal- timore's Boof! Powell in 10GB; nnd the National League stand- ard of 10 by Knos Slaughter of St. Louis tn 1917. He also broke Ihe NL record of 12 UBI in two straight games by Jim Bottcimley of St. Louis in 1924, and Musiul's mark of 21 total bases in a doubleheadcr. "You know, I was there when Stan hit five in old Busch Stad- ium.11 sriid Colbert, who was born in St. Louis, "ilitting five in line day is unreal. I don't re- member Ihe exact date, bill I know il wns a Sunday. The ad-year-old first baseman said: "I'm still so excited; I can't believe what happened. Five liunie runs and 13 bat- led in- Hull's something I didn't think could be iloue in the major leagues. When I hit the [math ore, I said 'this is some- thing wild'." Colberl, whu now leads the major leagues with 30 homers ami 82 HUT: Hit n three-run homer and a j.olo shot in the first game ns well as driving in a nm with one of his two sin- gles. Clay Kirby scattered seven hits in coasting to his shutout victory. In the second game, Colbert pounded a grand slam in the second, n twornn circuit in the seventh nr.cl his record-tying and breaking two-run homer in Ihe ninth. The fifth homer came on a lugh inside fast ball from Ceeil Upshaw, who Colbert said always got him out. ANDY CAPP -3 FANCY-MAS, ECON'Orrl'ES'-I'AVES'TSEEN v'IM iN'ERE'-ATEWj IF wu MUST KNOW, I'VE BEENRUNN1N AROUND ME Giants crush Calgary 10-1 CALGARY (Special) The Lethbridge Giants whipped Cal- gary 10-1 and moved step closer to the Prairie Senior Boilers win by seven Tho regular season o( the Lethbridge Businessmen's Fast- hall League has ended. Play- offs are set to start this even- ing. Liberty Boilers finished a comfortable seven points ahead of the Credit Granters in the final standings. The Boilers earned 32 points as compared to 25 for the Granters, Woolco managed a third place finish 23 points, better than City Hall. Cough's Auto Body had 20. Finishing off the league were 19, City Electric 13 and University o Liberty Boilers meet Woolco in one simi-final while Credit Granters go against City Hall. The semi finals are best-of- Ihree affairs, the final is a best- LJttle League baseball champ- .onship Utlo Tuesday. The three-day double knock- out tourney features teams from Moose Jaw, Edmonton, Calgan, and Lethbridge, with the win ner moving on to the nationa finals which will bo staged in Thunder Bay, Ontario later this month. The Lelhbridge Giants never really in trouble during the six innings of piny a-s the; racked up two big runs in th first inning. They continued their attack with single runs in the .second fourth and fifth innings anc added five more in the fina frame. Steve Devsic was outstanding for the Giants, hurling a one- hitter to defeat Kay Fedor on the mourM. Devsic aided his cra-n caus> with a single and a double whi! Rick Collier also added a dou blc and a single. Mike Fioychuk chipped i] with a pair of singles. The Giants will now fac Moose Jaw today at 5 p.m. i the second round of play. Moose Jaw defeated Edrnon ton 5-1 in the tourney opener. SAYS -By Pat. Sullivan a MANY TIMES have you lieard the saying, "Records are made to be {jot to thinking about it the other day and my feelings on the mailer arc divided. When Roger Maris hit 61 home runs for the New York Yankees in 196L it didn't excite me. I thought to myself, so what? He bettered Babe Ruth's mark of CO home runs but it took him more games. They put an asterisk after Maris' name in the record book, and that was that. But reading a story about Hank Aaron the other day had my adrenalin pumping full speed ahead. If there is one record I want lo see broken, it is Ruth's mark of 714 career home runs. Don't ask me why. I don't have a .simple answer, let alone one which would explain why I would want lo see one hotter another man's achievement. Aaron has provided the thrills for my generation, while Rulh came well before my time. Ihilli is, of course, a legend but I merely want to see his mark hcalen by a player I can relate to, even if it is just through the boob tube. When the lalk last season got around to who might catch the Babe, it boiled down lo Aaron of Atlanta Braves and Willie Mays, then of the Kan Francisco Giants and now of the New York Mets. If it was Mays leading the ascent on Ruth's pin- nacle I know I would not be as pleased about it. Here again, I really don't know why, but I wouldn't. If it was Ernie Banks of the Chicago Cubs I would feel as I do about Aaron. I'm not pulling for Aaron or Banks a.s my small contribution to the black race. Hays, as you know, is also black. There is a definile feeling of excitement when I talk about Aaron. It does seem strange. By the same token, if you were to suggest that someone surpass Gordie Howe's records in the Na tional Hockey League, it would rankle me to no end. I seriously do not ever want to see any of Howe's marks broken. There it is again. I have met Howe more than once, but have never seen him play except on 'IV. Yet, when Bobby Hull signed with the Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association, leaving the Black Hawks of Chicago, I felt good about il. Hero was a guy closing in on Howe but he has now been detourec and Ihe Hod Wing superstar's marks will stand for a long time to come, likely forever. Maybe all of us have one particular idol. You cat: tell I have mine. It's difficult to explain how one feels when (he mere mention of an athlete's name causes a tingle. You would think you could outgrow it, but I don't think you can. Maybe, but I doubt it. Possibly all it is, is that I'm fickle and don't have any feelings for the underdogs. Btit then how can you believe that when you know I have been a Calgary Stampeder fan for 20 years? JUST APRIVEDI SHIPMENT OF JEAN JACKETS HIGH RiSE JEAMS SLACKS BOYS' CASUAL PANTS Cordi Jeans 7-18 20% off BOYS' DRESS SHIRTS Cotton Broadcloth Sizes 8-18. Reg. 1 BOYS' KNITTED T-SHIRTS, TANK TOPS BOYS' SHOES JAPJAAN OXFORDS 7.95 _ MEN'S SHORT StEEVED SHIRTS T-SHIRTS 5-M-l-Xl DiCONTINUED MEN'S SHOES Broken Sizes WIN a 10 Speed Bicycle. En- Fry forms m our Bicytlo tour of Hoyl't QUALITY MERCHANDISE SOLD UNDER OUR REGULAR POLICY OF COMPLETE SATISFACTION LEO S MEN'S and BOYS' WEAR 214-5th ST. SOUTH PHONE 327.3958 More sport on Page 12 "i wus shocked when t hit Uia :th -said Colbert. "I loltl .c umpire at second (Bruce roomining) '1 don't believe is.J lie .said '1 don't cither'." In oilier National league lines, Cincinnati Llcds beat Astros Monlrca t xpcis ixliicd Chicago Cubs 3-2 i LO innings, St. Ixnils Cardi- defeated Pittsburgh Pirates 4 and San Francisco Giants Los Angeles Dodgers York Mds an hia Phillies split a douhlc- eader. The Mets won the or 3-2 iti IS innings, while le Phils captured the second -I. Detroit Tigers finally got to omu in out of the rain Tuesday light after umpire Frank Umont put a damper on their .ailing tactics. After a 51-mimile rain delay n the middle of the third inning vith Milwaukee Brewers loatl- ng 2-0, the teams resumed Tiie rain resumed, too, in he fourth inning as the Tigers ell farther behind en route to a ;i.x-inning 0-0 set-hack, 'Ilic rain started in the top of ha fifth with Mike Fcrroro on irst base and one out and the contest five ouls away from be- coming official. Relief pitcher John Ililtcr threw to first sev- eral times with Fcrraro stand- tig on the bag. Manager Del Crandall yelled .0 Fcrrarn to take n big Jead ind the Tigers promptly picked lim off as fie made no attempt ,o avoid the Detroit manager Billy Martin ,hcn pulled his anylhing-you- ean-do-I-enn-do-beUer trick and wrought Fred Schcrman into pitch. LKT POP no Eliie Rodriguez lifted a pop fly into short right field and it dropped1 untouched a.s second bascmnn Dick McAuliffe nnd right fielder Jim Northrup stood and looked at each other. Rodriguez ambled casually to- ward second, just aching to he tagged out, as the hall was re- ayecl to shortstop Eddie Brink- man, who held the hall for a while and Itodriguez had no re- course hut to step on second base with, a gift double. All that exertion on the mound filled Scherman's spikes with mud and he slowly started to clean t h e rn. That's when Umont went into action. With raindrops still falling on everyone's hearts, he called Martin and Crandall out and told them he'd recommend a Sl.fXJfl fine to American League President Joy Cronin if any more foolishness took place. Skip Lock wood then filed out to end the inning and the Tigers were retired in order in their half, making it an official game. One inning later, the game was called. The Tigers managed only one hit off Lockwood, Mickey Stan- ley's lead riff double in (he sixth. Milwaukee drove rr.okk- Rill Slayback from trie mound in the fir.st inning, scoring two runs on four hits. The Brewers scored four times in the fourth on Joe U'lhoud's two-run homer and a two-run single hy Dave May. He-spite the defeat, the Tigers remained games ahead of B a I i m o r e in the American League East when Cleveland's Gay lord Perry blanked the Ori- oles on two singles. Else- where, New York Yankees bat- tered Boston Red Sox KM, Oak- land Athletics shut out Kansas City Royals 4-0 and Minnesota Twins ItJankcd Texas Rangers 3-0. California and Chicago were rainerl out. GAMES TORCH PASSES THROUGH CITY Tommy Noga, left, passes the Southern Alberla Summer Games torch 1o Bill Poole Tuesday as Iha larch made its way to Island. The torch travelled from Claresholm lo Bow Island, carried by members of the Island Riding Club. II arrived in tims for this morning's official opening of Summer Games. IBS today The 1972 Southern Alberta Summer got under way this morning in Bow Island. According to (James official Fred S runnier if the stays clear and there is no more rain the (lames ex- ceed all past performances. "Facilities arc all said Sommers Tuesday "with the exception of the track and ficltl which an: a tittle soft. But nothing serious" he added. Fred Mellfr, mayor of Bov; Island was to officially wel- comed the athletes from 33 divisions who will he comnel- in the four-day show which ends Saturday. On hand for the Car which will help Bow Island cele- br ale i b> (ifj I h hi rt 1 id ay, v a number nftijigniEark's includ- ing Tan Howard, the Representative for Fitness ant: Amateur Sport from Vancou ver. Alberta officials inclmk't Dwight of Edmonton Supervisor of Alhtclics for the Depart rncnt of Ywitl and Recreation, Jack Riddel Supervisor of Community Ilcc reation .Services of the same department as Gan.skc, This i.s Lhc third Summei Games. The first helrl ir Pinchcr Creek in Uisl year's show was in Clarc.shnim The Municipal District of Card ston has won (he aggregate title at both Games. Chargers buy trouble? SAN DIEGO No mat- ter what happens lo San DJCRO Chargers, no one will ever ac- cuse Ilarland Svare of Ixiing to make trades. What remains to he seen now is how effective the San Dieyo head coach is in blending Hie fa'ent he has acquired into a team that can challenge tradi- (ioriai Oakland and Kansas City in the American Football Conference West. Svnrc's four trades in the last Uvo days brought to 15 the num- ber of swaps he has made since m POWER OUTAGE! Wouther permilting, there will bo a outage from p.m. to p.m. THURSDAY, AUGUST 3rd duo to a voltago increase in tho area hounded by 18th to 20m Avenue South and Scenic Drive to 19 Street Sourh including the Park Royaf district. City of Lethbridge Electric Dept. Public Announcement over tlso roach- nf reins with four panics to go Tiio players who re- cently Charter uniform? have significantly bolstered San Diego's flcfcnce, which lar.f. ,vem was Ihird worst in tlm NFL in terms of yardage given up. And the offence, which Ins season relied heavily on tho fin passing arm of quarterback John lladl, now boasts a Icgiti mate rushing threat with thi addition of Dun tic Thomas nnr Cid Edwards to a backficl which already features Mik VKTKKANS At defensive end Svare lia brought in veterans FJavirl ron) Jones and Lionel Aldridgr while draRinf.; rookii; I't-lc; licfi of Stanford. At defensiv' he has added (Jeorfi Davt; CosL'i and Wnjrik, At Imebwkfr lif'.s or quired Kd Philpoll. Ifc aLso fin [lirkerl up Tim Kris.srwidi, wli1 can play any of Ilioso posilions Tho 41-year-old coach mus tfo'. tho controversial Thomrts (r play and he must deal with th1 eccentric Itossovirh. Tin ma; have, problems with Oarrctt i thn former Hcisman Troph; winner Ijjuli liimsclf on th bench. ELRICH tLEERTA LEAGUE L Pet. GBL '.il JlrmnlM 7 -7-fl :el Glnnh U 9 .it! I "cfhhrliige V.' 1? H 7W led Dn'er ID 1-1 .317 IVi :-jm, wririvrt s 21 u JATIOnftL LEAGUE W L Pet. OBL 'iHsburflh V> 34 iw York 31 41 .iW 6V] :hic.iQo 5i 4i iu if nui? tj 43 13Vj Vl IS'.'s IS 61 .36! Cincinnati W 17 .ill Ituilrxi 51 .Wi ft c.'. X? d7 .510 ..llnnl.i 53 .H') ani FranclJdo arfl Pa pp. fif lorrei (12-i) and TUESDAY'S RESULTS FIRST in DieqD 30-1 OCO 9 1 irnnlrt 000 070 Kir by fSlI) ftnii GwJdard; Schueti !-S) (3) Sfonc (6) W11- HRi; SO-Coltcrl (27) Gas Ion SECOND in Diego ISO KO ft UnnfA COD 100 7 14 3 A cos fa n-5) Corklru (7) .Schaclfe Chleaga Cl I 6W CIO Aonlrc-il 100 101 WD B 2 (colon. AVer (4-2) (10) and Rudclpli (5O) "-1 ar.tl Humphrey, fl'O. ICO CflO- J J 0 Houilon CW 100 COJ-- I 7 0 (3 ?1 U) GrllfJn T) anil Hfis: (16) ,orGan in C'-O 10? 8 fl n Angclei 701 090 MU- 3 10 1 Dryanl, Jrjmscn 175) lil nrj RaJcr; Dovvnlny. fi i) IR) nJ MR: AMERICAN LEAC.UE Edl! L Pel. GBL rolf 55 XI llew York. .'-16 Mi ton i? tl .MO 7 41 llV'i 33 51 .396 17 :ago 51 -11 .55! A Jnrvli Horrner (Rl. Ups anrl Ml nc-j; ATI-Evans PIRST ltfnelphlfl con wxj 101 MO coo ooo-i 11 n F York Of'Q 010 MO 000 II wlknrn Sclma [1? (7) S.iderV.I (3-0) nnd HRv I'h.i (2) iV.oney TJY ma'i (7-7) and Grntc. Pillifturnh dPl COO 4 8 SI, 001 7 1 fi) (B j fJ 7) Cumber Ian' Sqcul and Cify 13 Texai 3? JB ..1W TODAY'S GAMES Drarjn fM3) fll Oak- lanrt Itunler ni-'.l York Ortlilmcre Prilrr.tr (13 D And Kar- ri son fC-3] ill rioveran-J Dunnlny [Ofil and Callfornift (i'7> nf Chicago Le- 19'.) Detroit Cnlfrrnon (1? B) al Tex.i! Paul (3-D NATIONAL LEAGUE TUESDAY'S RESULTS Bnllfmore MO OCO 020 Cleveland ''3'i MO J 7 0 (10 V) Jackion (6) Gates r Perry (1B-6) ar.d rov-c. MR: New York 000 GO! 5 3D- 10 1! Dosfon KO 001 4 1 Slolllcmyrf! (II 1) Ftr-rrno (7} Vj'iiilflm's (5> anil F ilV. MR: f C07 ICO fCI- 3 1 Texai SCO CtP OBO- 0 J fUJ. Callfrrnla Clilc OJO Dilrolt C'y) too. r-iln. 3ni 4ii_ 9 H 0 o i i KaniAi CJ1y COO OakUind Spliltrrff !1-7> A (fl) nr.d Kirkpilric flr.tf Duncan. MR; rjiyi 010 070 411 0 nrie'tnl VJrirjM HIGH SPEED ELRICH TIRE LTD; COMPLETE TIRE SALES 4 SERVJCI 402 Av.. Swih ;