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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Many have tread ou hallowed ground and have been abused Augwt 1973 THt LITHMIDGE HHALD 1J Aaron not the first to feel hostility for his efforts New York Times Service NEW YORK Jack Nick- laus is a class guy who lias stood alone for a decade as the finest golfer on earth but because he is also the infidel dog who blasphemed by de- posing Arnold the rabble known as Arnie's Army made him a target of abuse for 10 years. Gene Tunney may been the meet grievously un- derrated fighter of all when boxing was at its peak he fought everybody who was anybody and lost one deci- sion to the carnivorous Harry whom he beat back three times. Yet taking the heavyweight champions hip away from the popular Jack Dempsey got him animosity and obloquy instead of ac- claim. many resented Jim Corbett because he de- feated the brawling folk John L. Sullivan. And hitting 61 home runs in a season was an ordeal for Roger haunted day and night by Babe Ruth's ghost. It curdles the blood to think of the re- ception in store for the dal who challenges the saint- ed Lou Gehrig's record of consecutive games. Henry bearing down on Ruth's total of 714 home is not the first to en- counter hostility upon invad- ing hallowed ground. He the first black man to make forcible entry into the shrine. The tone of many letters received on the sub- ject permits no doubt that this compounds Henry's crime. that one man old man Aaron hits a lousy Is it worth mentioning that until this sum- mer Aaron's 19-year average was Or that Ruth's average also declined in his declining Another not- ing that Aaron's average has dropped off in his 20th sea- blames an obsession with home runs. Aaron should be censured for selfish- the man writes. Not every volunteer defend- ing Ruth's place in history is a racist. There is a foolish but rather touching sentimen- tality in the attitude of many insisting almost tearfully that there can never be another like the Babe. Of course there tor a dozen reasons that have little or nothing to do with his 714 home runs. The point is made repeated- ly and blindly that Aaron can't really break Ruth's re- cord because by the time he hits No. 715 Henry will have been to bat about times oftener than the Babe. In other Aaron will never match Ruth's percentage of 8.5 home runs per 100 times at bat. Nobody has suggest- ed that he would. The record in question home and it is a little late in the day to change that language. When Aaron has hit 715. the record will be his and alone. It goes without saying that Ruth would have hit home runs if he hadn't wast- ed three or four seasons as a pitcher or if he had been able to play longer or per- haps if he had drunk and wenched less and slept more. He though. Old HOES Radbourn won 309 games in 11 seasons. At that if he could have pitch- ed 22 years as Cy Young he would have won 618 games. He and Young holds the record at 511. Which a figure that makes 714 home runs look insignificant. Here is a single in the last 42 one man has pitched 30 victories in a sea- if man mn 30 year for 10 years in a he would be a little more than half-way along toward Young's mark. To put it another Young lost 315 games and had winning percentage of .619. Christy Mathewson was 373- or Does this give Matty the Chances are that 99 per cent of those bsnt on preserv- ing the Ruth legend intact never saw him play. They cherish a mythological figure blessed with Jovian appetites and superhuman powers who could name the time and pick the spot where his thunder- bolts would strike. I knew the guy and he was indeed something of a several times larger than life and the greatest ball player I ever saw. I was there in Chicago and saw him go through a mysterious ri- tual at the plate before lean- ing on a pitch by Charley Root. Not till I read more imaginative accounts than mine did I discover he had been calling a shot into the bleachers. Fans brought up on the leg- end don't want the myths dis- as children resist learning the truth about Santa Claus. There is no need to for legends live on in- dependent of records. Nor is there any need to quibble. In 19 seasons Aaron played more games than Ruth played in 22 years and made more hits for many more total bases. All honor to him for his stay- ing his commitment to the his sheer class. How would the Babe feel about Bobo Newsom used to tell a story that didn't have to be true but could have for it sounded like Ruth. In Bobo he was scheduled to pitch the sea- son's last game for the St. Louis Browns against the Tigers and Hank who had 58 home runs. got a telegram that Bobo said. don't know who sent but it was signed Babe Ruth. It 'Records are made to be broken. Bear down.' Thai afternoon I struck the gen- tleman out three ANDY CAPP Three gold medals ior hosts B.C. dominated Wednesday Daniel O'Neill leading amatenr OAK Ont. Daniel O'Neill did what most golfers felt was necessary on the back nine Wednesday for a one-stroke lead in the Canadian Amateur Golf championship. The 22-year-old Penn State graduate from Is1 led room-mate George Burns of East Mark Lye of San and Mike Killian of after the first round of the 72- hole competition. Graham Cooke of who finished several hours ahead of O'Neill in the bulky field of echoed what most players had been saying about the Summit Golf and Country Club course. toughest holes are No. 12 and said the 26- year-old who had a first- round score of 72. you can par those you can pick up a few strokes on most of the planning to turn pro In two parred three of them and picked up a birdie on the 417-yard 12th which helped him compile a back-nine score of two-under- par after a one-under-par 36 going out. He picked up one bogey on the par 384-yard fourth but had four two on the front nine and two on the including a 30-foot putt on the 17th. putted awful well but my driving would have to be the best part of my said the five-foot-six-inch blonde. order to play this course I think you have to drive the ball. It's tight and narrow and the roughs are high. If you hit it out of the it makes it a lot tougher Entering today's second defending champion Doug Roxburgh of Vancouver was two strokes off the pace with a 70. bad two bogeys on the back said a 145-pounder who has won the British Columbia Amateur title three tunes out of the last four years. didn't chip very well today I think it cost me a few Roxburgh went out in two- over-par but came in with a sizzling three-under-par 31. greens are pretty tough to putt. It was set up pretty dif- ficult today. The pins are be- hind some bunkers and they are in tough spots. think they will make the course a little easier in the last few Deadlocked for sixth place at 71 were Bob Mase of East Lan- Stephen Bannatyne of member of Mani- toba's team in the Canadian In- terprovintial competition ear- lier this and Stuart Francis of Ohio. THREE IN SIXTH who attends the University of had bogeys on the 16th and 18th holes. a rough Mase said. tight I'm not hitting my driver real I kept it under control but I didn't hit. pretty happy with my round but I want to shoot 69 pretty Ten golfers were bunched in a group at including Pierre Archambault of Mike Mealia of and Barry McKenzae of Winnipeg. At 73 were ten other including 55-year-old Nick Wes- lock of who has won the amateur four Paul Williams of Bur- Nick Wright of Brent Bailey of Edmonton and Ernie Hauser of Ont. In huge group at 74 was Richard Siderowf of winner of the amateur in 1971 and this year's British amateur champion. After today's round the field will be cut to the low 70 and ties. B.C. Wednesday was British Colum- bia day at the Canada Summer I Games. The host province won all three gold medals and with Ontario second with 14 golds and points. Que- bec was third with 13 golds and 95 with Nova Scotia and Alberta tied for fourth with 75 points each. Alberta has eight while Nova Scotia has just one. B.C. athletes won three team competitions to take their gold whipping Manitoba 6-2 in the baseball edging On- tario 1-0 in soccer and defeating Ontario 2-1 in the field hockey championship. Saskatchewan won the base- ball bronze with a 7-1 victory Over Nova Manitoba won the soccer bronze earlier and New Brunswick edged Nova Scotia to take the field hockey bronze. It was New Brunswick's first medal. The baseball game was an ex- citing with B.C. getting three two of them in the third to overcome a brief 2-0 Manitoba lead. The errors made the differ- according to Manitoba coach Glennis Scott. thought we made a couple of crucial errors which opened the way for the dis- appointed Manitoba coach said. HITS HOMER B.C. starter Mike who went six and relief pitcher Dick Mitchell limited Manitoba to three one of them a homer by Manitoba left fielder Jeff his third of the tournament. Finlayson was yanked after walking the first Manitoba bat- ter he faced in the a move which surprised some of the but B.C. coach Chuck Esplen explained that he took Finlayson out the boy was tired and he told us before the seventh started to watch him carefully. So when I saw how he pitched to the first Manitoba I got right out In the soccer centre-for- ward Chris- Bennett was the beating goalie Jack Brand of Ontario from about eight yards out with a dribbler. The goal climaxed a four-way passing play down the right wing and across the where the ball bounced off an Ontario defender. Bennett scored a goal in the first half which was disallowed because it was offside. B.C. coach Harry Christie cited his club's experience as the key. boys have been working together for many months now and that was an important fac- he said. looked somewhat un- certain at times and that was another although our fine defensive play In the field hockey B.C. got a goal from Jill Smith with just three minutes remaining for the win. Miss Smith scored on a stwrt flipping the ball in the left side of the net. Shelly Winter scored for B.C. in the first as did high-scor- ing Laney Ontario's outstanding player in the game. Today is a light day in the SPORT Common draft is inevitable VANCOUVER Two World Hockey Association offi- cials speculated Wednesday night that a common draft be- tween the WHA and the Na- tional Hockey League is inevi- table. Vern chief of refer- said in an interview that he believes a common draft will precede any merger. Jim a Houston Aeros and Howard of New England Wha- said the existing NHL can- nct continue to absorb losses of players such as Ralph Backst- rom and Pat Stapleton. Both went from Chicago Black Hawks of the NHL to Chicago Cougars of the WHA. Both Smith and Baldwin de- fended the WHA's inability to sign graduating juniors. They said established professionals such as Backstrom and Staple- ton were worth more money than almost any upgrading jun- ior. Baldwin said his club was quite content with signing Al Karlander from Detroit Red Wings. Houston already has signed Gordie Howe and his juniors Mark and Marty of Toronto Marlboros of the On- tario Hockey Associati6n Junior A division. Howe ended his NHL career with the Red Wings as the NHL leader in goals and points. OFFERS TOO HIGH made what we consid- ered to be an unreasonably high offer to graduating said Baldwin. the way it goes these but we couldn't spend so much money on a prospect who might not help us WHA burdened by their continuing dispute with the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association over draft eligibil- began their annual summer meeting here today. They were scheduled to continue until at least Friday night and officials said most of the matters would be of a housekeeping nature. One of the problems to be considered would be that of ref- erees and linesmen. An eye in- jury to referee Bob Sloan last season forced Buffey to use his most seasoned former NHL referee Bill in 12 games over a 13-day stretch in- volving heavy travel late last season. Realizing that the WHA nest season plans to place farm- teams in established minor cir- cuits such as the American and Western hockey leagues. Buffey said late Wednesday that the call for qualified officials will become progressively tougher. He said the WHA will provide officials in subordinate leagues as required. PM hoops 18 WARSAW Canada's national basketball team won its first game of an inter- national tournament Wednesday defeating Academic team of France 76-61. In the other Poland's national tram defeated Polish Academic squad 84-68. Canada plays Poland's na- tional team today. Phil Tollestrup of led Canada to victory Wednesday night with 18 points. Bill Robinson of BC. and Lars Hansen of Co- B.C. each hooped 13 points. George Rautins of To- ronto had eight points. with play contin- uing in lacrosse and women's Softball. Competition in rowing and wa- ter polo also but no fi- nals will be held in any sports. Track and field begins its three-day competition Friday. Giants take lead over Generals CALGARY Outfield- er Al Twa bounced a hard shot off the glove of infielder Roger Pozzo to produce the winning run for Calgary Giants in a 3-2 Alberta Major Baseball League final series game against Red Deer Generals Wednesday night. Outfielder Lyle Moffat scor- ed the in the bottom of the eighth to give Giants a one- game-lead in the best-of-five championship series. Second game is at Bed Deer tonight. Lefthander Dave Day gave up nine hits and struck out seven for the Calgary victory- He was aided by three double plays. Righfihander Fred Cardwell surrendered eight struck out eight and was the loser. Infielder Phil Boston drove in a Red Deer run with a sacri- fice fly in the third inning but Giants tied it in the fourth when John Edwards walked and scored on a single by Stu Heron. Giants took the lead on an unearned run in the sixth. Gen- erals tied it again in the seven- th when playing manager Nick Testa singled and advanced to score on a single by Ken Nel- son. Moffat gained first on a field- er's choice in the ad- vanced to second on a ground ball to the pitcher and to third on a wild pitch setting up Twa's bard shot. Heron was the only Giant with two hits while Tes- ta and Mike Shoup each bad two hits for Red Deer. Ml W W-I 4 Glinti tM Ul 3 I Cardwcll Day Edwards. BEHAGEN SIGNED KANSAS CITY Kan- sas City-Omaha Kings of the National Basketball Association Wednesday announced the sign- ing of Ron their No. 1 draft to a four-year con- tract. He averaged 18 points a game and nine rebounds with the University of Minnesota last year. Cepeda cranks lour doubles CORRIDO SANTON1 Veteran inflclder DON DIETZEN Wields big bat I Noble Cultivators of Ncbleford 1. Machine operators 2. Minimum of second year welding apprentice 3. Labourers EXCELLENT BENEFITS Pay Increaset Paid Holidays Paid Vacations Group Insurance APPLY TODAY TO Noble Cultivators Limited ALBWTA Bobby Tolan got his wish Short sport NAMED BY BLADES NEW YORK York Golden Blades have nam- ed Bill McDermott as direc- tor of player the World Hockey Association club announced The 35- year-old McDermott was a spe- cial scout for Minnesota Fight- ing Saints for the WHA last sea- son. SWOBODA FARMED OUT NEW YORK New York Yankees announced Wed- nesday that they have option- ed outfielder Ron Swoboda to Syracuse of the International League. who batted .121 in 28 games this was sent out to make room for relief pitcher Wayne acquired Tuesday from St. Louis Cardinals. The Yankees said Swoboda would be recall- ed after 1. NO EDMONTON A fire at Speedway Park damaged timing equipment Tuesday but repairs should be made in time for the Trans-Am race Aug. 18- supervisor Paul Jorgenson i said today. i He estimated damage at 000 or more. Miners host finals Lethbridge Miners will act as hosts for the 1373 Alberta se- nior A men's fastball cham- pionship playoffs this weekend. Three top-notch clubs from the north along the home- standing Miners 'Bill converge on Dave Elton Fastball Park for the Alberta crown and a trip east for the Canadian fin- als. The two-day double-knockout event will get under way Sat- urday with four big games while two or possibly three games are set for Sunday. The Miners and Edmonton Royals will officially open the all-important tourney Saturday afternoon at one o'clock while the remaining two Ed- monton Playboys and Fort Mc- Murray Gate hit the diamond right after at three o'clock. The two losers will tangle in a five o'clock encounter while the winners advance to a seven o'clock battle. Meanwhile the Lethbridge Hotel North Stars will contin- ue to bid for the southern Al- berta senior B championship title when they travel to Medi- cine Hat Sunday. The North Stars will face the Assinaboia Royals in a best-of- three final playoff series. North -who defeated the Lethbridge York Farm Gener- als in straight games in their best-of-three semi-final will host the final two games the southern final August 19. By THE CANADIAN PRESS Bobby Tolan made a wish. only the Dodgers will give us a break and said To- lan after his Cincinnati Reds defeated Chicago Cubs 4-3 Wednesday night in a National League baseball game A few hours New York Mets made his wish come true with a i-0 victory over the i Dodgers in Los Angeles The loss shaved the Dodgers' lead over the second-place Reds to three games. In Wednesday's other Na- tional League San Fran- cisco Giants nipped Montreal Expos Pittsburgh Pirates shaded Houston Astros At- lanta Braves stopped St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 and San Diego Padres turned back Phila- delphia PMUies 3-0 Tolan's fourth-inning triple off Ferguson Jenkins of did more to slice the Dodgers' lead than his wishing. It figured in a four-run inning. Before Tolan Tony Perez belted a twonrun triple. with six straight 20- game seasons behind lost his nth in 21 decisions this year just like me tins year no's not getting any said who's hit- ting a sub-par .206. Jerry Grote singled home John Milner in the second in- ning and Jon Matlack made it stand up with a al- lowing only a first-inning single by Willie Davis and a fourth-in- ning single by Manny Mota. McCOVEY HOMERS Willie McCovey's two-run 405-foot blast in the fourth enabled the Gi- ants to move to within eight games of Los Angeles. His 20th homer of the year followed Bobby Bonds' leadoff single and provided Ron Bryant with his 16th victory of the year. DH. II stands for Designated Hittei And for Orlando Cepeda of Boston it stands for Doubles Hitter too. The gimpy-kneed slugger hit four doubles Wednesday night and drove in six runs for the Red Sox in a 9-4 American League baseball rout of Kansas City Royals. In other American League New York Yankees edged Texas Rangers Cleveland Indians shellacked Chicago White Sox Detroit Tigers shaded Oakland A i Newfoundland Open ready CORNER Nfld. Rain was falling over the Blomindon Country Club golf course Wednesday but up to 100 golfers were expected to be ready to tee off today in the first round of the 54-bole New- foundland Open. At least 34 yrofessionals were registered in the field in search for a total of in prize to the top profes- sional. Second place will be worth and third place According to host pro Bruce the golfers will have to down on the if they hope to claim prize money. The relatively short lay- which has a par of is spred across the face of a hill overlooking this city of 000 on the west coast of New- foundland. Imine said the golfers will find they have to play their fairway shots from side hill h'ea and in many cases will be shooting uphill or downhill. Milwaukee Brewers humbled California Angels 8-2 and Balti- more Orioles dropped Min- nesota Twins 6-1. TIED RECORD Cepeda's four doubles tied a major league record held by dozens of other but he wasn't that thrilled about join- ing their ranks. What he was happy about was being a DH. I record doesn't mean i anything to he said. feel happy for but the i big thing is we won the game Cepeda was sitting in dressing relaxed and eat- ing watermelon when the mat- ter of the DH rule came up. hate a grin creasing his face. a bad rule. If it wasn't for it. 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