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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 3, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 - TH8 UTHBRIDGE HERALD - Friday, December 3, 1971 Dodgers peddle Richie Allen Orioles part with Robinson PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) - New York Yankees and Texas Rangers traded the first shot before tlie crack of dawn and by the time the smoke had cleared there was an army of playing talent swapped Thursday at the annual winter baseball meetings. Such illustrious troops as Frank Robinson of Baltimore Orioles and Rich Allen of Los Angeles Dodgers were among 28 players who changed unifoms in eight trades Thursday. Baltimore manager Earl Weaver said the Orioles were reluctant lo trade Robinson previously, although his name had cropped up several times in trade talks in recent years. "We've been hesitant," admit- Baldivin, Pickering still in It wasn't that easy EDMONTON (CP) - Two of the Canadian Open car bon-spiel's early favorites were pushed to their third and final lives Thursday night to qualify for the 16-rink mcdified-double-knockout playoff. The playoffs began this afternoon with the finals Sunday night. Matt Baldwin of Edmonton, three-time Canadian curling champion blew a 7-3 lead to Hec Gervais of St. Albert, and Dill pleased, and he's ahead ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Terry Dill, leading the first round of the $150,000 Walt Disney World Open goK tournament by two sti-okes over Jack Nicklaus, says a back injury four months ago "may be the best thing that ever happened to me." Dill, a non-\vinner in 10 yeaa-s on the pro tour, closed quickly for a seven-under-par 65 and the first-round lead in dark, drizzly weather Thursday. It was only the fourth start in as many months for the 6-foot-3 Dili', who held a one-stroke lead over fellow Texan Dave Eichel-berger, alone in second with a 66 on the 6,924-yard Magnolia course at the Disney World. Nicklpus, who shared the pre-tourney favorite's role with Lee Trevino, headed a group of four at 67. Tlie others were former Masters champion Bob Goalby, Jim Wiechers and Gary Groh. 70 BREAK PAR Eight more were in at 68 as 70 players broke par 72. The group at four under included Dow Finstenvald. Bert Yancey, Grier Jones, Hugh Royer, Chris Blocker, DeWitt Weaver, Dale Douglass and Bob Lunn. Torcrato's George K n u d s o n was among those who broke par with 71. Wilf Homenuik of Winnipeg shot 73. Trevino, complauiing that be is tired and putting poorly, had a 70 and Arnold Palmer was obviously disgusted after a 71. Dill, m Austin, Tex., resident, said the layoff that was necessary after he tore some muscles in his arm forced him into a new business-golf course architecture. "It may be the best thing that ever happened to me." Houle quits TORONTO (CP) - Buck Houle, general manager of Hockey Canada, plans to leave the organization wit bin a month. Houle, 54, said Wediiesday he plans to seek a job in hockey, pceferaibly at the professional level but not necessarily with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization, wMch he left two years ago to take the Hockey Canada position. Canada ^thdrew from major intemiational hockey comp e t i-tion in January, 1970, in a dispute over eligibility of professional players. Croft gave it a chance TORONTO (CP) - Bobby Croft of Hamilton realized a life-long ambition last year when be played in the American Basketball Association. Now that the 6-foot-lO Canadian has been waived out of the ABA, he has no desire to return to professional basketball. "Since I was a kid I had this dream of sigr/ng a pro contract," the 26-year-old player said Thursday night. "And I achieved that last year" when he signed with Kentucky Colonels. Croft, who attended the University of Tennessee on a basketball scholarship, was originally drafted by Dallas in 1970. He was traded to Kentucky before the season started but returned to Dallas in a trade. Placed on waivers before the current season started, no other teams claimed him and he returned home. Croft was in Toronto playing for a semi-pro team, billed as Bobby Croft and his National All-Stars, against the touring Harlem Magicians. The teams played an exhibition prior to the regularly-scheduled National Basketball Association game between Baltimore Bullets and Buffalo Braves. Croft laughed off the publicity, admitting be hadn't even met the players before Thursday night's game. The team, actually known as the Rens, began touring with the Magicians this year after their league in the Hartford, Conn., area folded. "If I can get my amateur standing back," said Croft, "I may try playing basketball in Europe next year. But I'm not sure about it." A PIPE SMOKERS' GIFT Leonard Payne's 'Dri-Kule Classic' Specially Designed For THE WET SMOKER No moisture' 'No tar' 'No guk' You will also receive a BUTANE PIPE LIGHTER with every purchase OUR CHRISTMAS GIFT TO YOU See Canada's finest pipes at MARCEL'S SMOKE SHOP PROFESSIONAL BUILDING - 4th AVE. S. - LETHBRIDGE LEONARD PAYNE'S PLEDGE 'My pipes are guaranteed against every possible hazard except loss. Repair free. Money back guarantee.' Buy Canadian - Keep Canadians Working a chance to qualify out of the B event, but rebounded to beat Al Dalraage of Yellowknife, the Northwest Territoires' champion, 8-3. The reigning Saskatchewan champion. Bob Pickering of Milestone, bounced back from an earlier loss to Harold Worth of Delisle to qualify out of C event with a 9-4 triumph over Sam Richardson of Regina. In afternoon play, defending champion Gervais qualified when be picked up three on the ninth, made it 7-7 on the 10th as Baldwin rolled out on a takeout, and got the winner on the 11th when Bfllchvin blew another takeout. That made the score 8-7. Worth qualified after he drew to the button on an extra end and nipped Pickering 8-7. Bill McCallum of Edmonton made a double takeout on the 11th to count two in defeating Bob Hawkins also of Edmonton 6-4. Gil Myler of Edmonton trounced Herb Olson of Edmonton 9-1 to qualify while Roy Talbot of Red Deer, Doug Wan-kel of Elbow, Sask., Vic Win-toniak of Edmonton, and Ron Northcott of Calgary qualified earlier. Others qualifying out of the C event, were Lloyd Woolley of Calgaay, Bob Dudar of Winnipeg, Norm Rose of Sedge-wick, Alta., and Ken Ursuliak, Bob Hawkins and Ron Hampton, all of Edmonton. Woolley squeezed by Darwin Davidcuk of Edmonton 7-6, Dudar took Olson of 7-3, Ursuliak sidelined Duke Smale of Prince Goerge, 8-5, Rose trimmed Warren Hansen of Edmonton 7-2, Hawkins drubbed Gil Svensen of Leduc, 7-1 and Hampton made a last-rock takeout to edge Stan Trout of Edmonton &-5. Wren Blair will enter hospital MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota North Stars general manager Wren Blair will enter a Minneapolis hospital this weekend and will undergo surgery Monday to correct a lung infection.. Blah-, 46, will be in hospital for up to 10 days and will require three to four weeks to recouper-ate, officials said. Dr. Frank Sidell, his physician, said Blair had bronchiectasis of the right lung and it necessitated removal of the right middle lobe of the lung. Dr. Sidell sad the infection is "an aftermath of an attack of pneumonia he apparently suffered in his youth." Blair said Thursday he had already started taking antibiotics. "The doses will be increased," he said. "That's why they want me in the hospital Saturday. They (doctors) don't want to have any flu bugs or colds in me." The general manager has suffered from the condition for several years and it was one reason why he stepped down from the Minnesota coaching job two years ago when CSiarlie Burns took over. "Wren probably should have had the operation at that time," Dr. SideU said. "But he felt there was too much work piling up for him. I think he feels that things are in good order now and it would be a good time to have the, correcton." Braves post upset victory TORONTO (CP) - Buffalo Braves rallied in the fourth quarter on the unerring shooting of 7-foot-l Elmore Smith to upset Baltimore Bullets 109-105 in a National Basketball Association game Thursday night. The Bullets spotted Buffalo a 6-0 lead in the opening two minutes of the game then pulled into a lead they never relinquished until 9:50 was left. Then Smith spear-headed a Buffalo attack in which he scored seven in the Braves' e i g h t -p o i n t splurge that put them aliead to Stay, 89-75. ted Weaver, "but we felt that with our outfield depth we could afford it better now." Weaver shipped Robinson and pitcher Pete Richert to the Dodgers in a six-player deal. The Orioles received four relative unknowns-pitchers Doyle Alexander and Bobby O'Brien, catcher Sergio Robles and outfielder-first baseman Royle Stillman. The stunning trade prompted an explanation from Weaver. "I know the names we got are not known now," said Weaver, "But those names will explam themselves in a few years. . . . "What we've done is make a deal to insure our future." The Dodgers made tlie pitch for Robinson while parting with the fence-breaking AUen, who moved to Chicago White Sox for pitcher Tommy John and in-fielder Steve Huntz. This is the fourth team in four years for AUen, an outfielder-third baseman who hit 234 home runs in eight major league seasons. Personality conflicts forced his move from Philadelphia Phillies to St. Louis Cardinals in 1970. EXPECTS NO PROBLEMS But manager Chuck Tanner of the White Sox doesn't expect any difficulties from Allen. * "Richie is a wonderful person and a good friend as well," said Tanner. "The White Sox judge AUen on what he does pn the field I. know he's going to make us more exciting next year. He's going to make our good hitters better." The major leagues, sUent Wednesday after dealing 15 players in two days Monday and Tuesday, broke loose Thursday as the Yankees and Texas made a three-man deal before the sun rose. The Yanks acquired infielder Bernie Allen for pitchers Terry Ley and Gary Jones. TRADE WITH INDIANS It was still eai'ly morning when the Rangers made a four-for-four deal with Cleveland Indians-trading Ley, Jones, pitcher Denny Riddleberger and outfielder Del Unser for pitchers Rich Hand and Mike Paul, outfielder Roy Foster and catcher Ken Suarez. These deals followed: -Texas traded catcher Paul C^sianova to Atlanta Braves for catcher Hal King; -Houston Astros traded first baseman John Mayberry and infielder Dave Grangaard to Kansas City Royals iar pitchers Jim York and Lance demons; -Baltimore made the Robinson deal. -Los Angeles unloaded Allen. -Chicago White Sox traded infielder Rich McKinney to New York Yankees for pitcher Stan Bahnsen. -Los Angeles sent catcher Tom HaUer to Detroit Tigers for cash and a player to be named at a later date. ROBINSON THE BIG ONE The Dodger acquisition of Robinson was the blockbuster, though. The 36-year-old slugger is one of the few men in base-baU with more than 500 homers to his credit and is the only player to win the most valuable player award in both the American and National Leagues. His trade from Cincinnati Reds to the Orioles six years ago has been the taUc of baseball since because the so-caUed "old man" led Baltimore to two World Series victories and four American League pennants. An MVP winner with the Reds in 1961 and with the Orioles in 1966, Robinson hit .281 for Baltimore last year. His 28 homers gave him 503 in 16 years. AUen, 29, batted .295 with 23 home runs and 90 runs batted in for the Dodgers last year. GIVE UP PITCHER The White Sox gave up a pretty good pitcher in Tom John to get hun. The southpaw had a 13-16 mark with Chicago last season and has won 84 games in seven major league seasons. Bahnsen, No. 3 pitciher on the New York staff, had a 14-12 record with a 3.31 earned run average last year. McKinney, expected to fiU a need at third base for the infield-hungry Yankees, hit .271 last season with eight homers and 46 RBI. Unser, one of the league's better-known outfielders, hit .255 with nine homers and 41 RBI in 1971. Thursday's madcap activity brought bo 43 the number of individuals involved in trades since the start of the meetings last Monday. A. total of 12 trades have been made among 16 teams. A MOST VALUABLE ADDITION - Slugging outfielder Frank Robinson, traded from the Baltimore Orioles to the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday, displays trophies he has received for being the most valuable player in the American and National Leagues. Robinson is the only player to win the award in each league. PIRATES SIGN BROWN PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) -Pittsburgh Pirates announced Thursday they have signed general manager Joe L. Brown to a new five - year contract. Brown, 53, has been with the Pira,tes since 1955. IVould prefer Kings, Seals Glennie a victim of numbers TORONTO (CP) - Brian Glennie is a victim of numbers -hockey style. Whereas the numbers game in Canadian pro football relates to the import-homebrew quota, in Glennie's case with Toronto Maple Leafs it's too much competition. The young defenceman's biggest challenge this yeai' has been to sit back and collect $20,000 from' a National Hockey League club that doesn't want him. He doesn't complain pubUcly -�he considers that unprofessional-but quietly admits he would prefer playing in Los Angeles or Oakland to standing by and playing at the discretion of coach John McLellan. But, under NHL waiver rules, he doesn't expect to go anywhere this season and wiU probably hang around for the league draift next June when he may go to one of the new expansion franchises-Long Island, N.Y., or Atlanta. "I've got no reason tjo rock the boat-I'm well paid," said the 6-foot-l, 197-pounder who graduated with Ms BA from the University of Toronto last week. But it's difficult to be with the team and not be part of it. NO CONTRIBUTION "The guys are good; they try bo make me feel part of things. But you can't . . .' because there you are on the bus with everybody after a win and you haven't contributed a thing." Glennie is one of 21 players with the Leafs. Only 19 can dress for the game. The other surplus player, Billy MacMiUan, has been sidelined with a leg injury but is expected to rejoin the club this week. Leafs have seven defencemen, one more than they can use. The NHL has rules that make sure, established players actually play. But the rules are flexible, and almost every team has players who watch from the press box, players sudh as Glennie; unspectacular but nonetheless competent workers. The Toronto native makes up for his Umitations with an eagerness to play that would endear him to doaches and general-managers of have-not clubs. Leafs would rather keep him in the system, but the waivei-rules prevent them from farming him out where be could be playing regularly. To do so, would mean waiving Mm through the entire league and they'd surely lose him. Washington must have franchise WASHINGTON (AP) - "nie congressional delegation that met with major league owners about a franchise for Washington said Thursday it expects a team to be playing in the U.S. capital in 1973. "We said Washington must have a franchise," said Representative B. F. Sisk (Dem. Calif.). "We said we would leave it up to them how it was to be done." Representatives Sisk, Frank Horton (Rep. N.Y.), Joel Brey-MU (Rep. Va.) and Melvin Price (Dem. lU.), in addition to Mayor Walter Washington and several business leaders met with the owners Wednesday at their annual winter meeting in Phoenbc, Ariz. Sisk announced that comnus-sionar Bowie Kuhn had ap-pomted a five-member special committee to work with the WasMngton contingent to study "the feasibility of re-establishing major league basebaU in WasMngton on a self-sustaining basis." rMoore's Esso Service Cor. 3rd Ave. and Mayor Magraih Drive OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY YOUR ONE STOP SERVICE CENTRE  Imperial Oil Products  lee  Stereo Tapes  Ammunition 9 Atlas Products  Bar-B-Q Supplies WE ARE NpW AGENTS FOR HERTZ RENT-A-CAR DON'T FORGET - WE HAVE HUNTING LICENCE  AMMUNITION PROPANE BOULES FILLED MOORE'S ESSO SERVICE Corner 3rd Avenue and Mayor Magrath Drive Phone 327-1046 from 8 a.m. fo 5 p.m. licensed Mechanic On Duty Monday thru Friday. The failure of the waivers system is obvious. When an NHL coach thinks a player isn't good enough to play as a regular, but the general manager knows other NHL teams could use Mm, that player is relegated to a press box view of the game. The situation has Alan Eagle-son, the NHL Players' Association executive-dii'eotor, concerned. "I feel this is a legitimate complaint. It's not fair to the players and it's s o e t b i n g wMch will be on our paper for discussion at the league meetings in January." Eagleson has suggested two rule changes. -The number of players allowed on a team's roster should be reduced to 19, the same numc ber allowed in uniform for a igame. -A player who sits out more than a stipulated number of games, perhaps five, should have the right to go to an arbiter or Clarence Campbell, NHL president. The arbiter or Oamp. bell would then have the right to force the team to accept the best trade offer they had received for the player. "I know the Leafs have had several trade offers for Glennie but they want too much for Mm," said Eagleson. "Glennie is good enough to play for several teams in tWs league, but he's stuck with the Leafs as their seventh defenceman." ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES NATIONAL New York Montreal Boston ... Toronto ... Detroit .. Vancouver Buffalo .. Minnesota Ctilcago ... Pittsburgh . Philadelphia California St. Louis ... Los Angeles LEADERS Esposito, Bos Orr, Bos ..... Hadfleld, NY . Ratelle, NY ... Gilbert, NY ... Perreault, Buf Martin, Buf .. R. Hull, Chi .. Rousseau, NY MIklta, Chi ... LEAGUE East Division W L T ... 16 3 4 .. . 14 ... IS 9 ... 7 7 5 3 3 S 7 13 14 15 West Division 17 16 9 , 7 8 7 5 F A Pis 110 53 36 88 52 34 87 49 32 66 69 26 63 86 19 60 80 18 69 99 IS 72 38 37 76 44 65 73 20 50 69 19 82 113 19 68 82 18 52 101 11 G ^ pts 18 22 40 .11 28 39 , 18 21 39 . 15 23 38 , 15 21 36 11 22 33 . 18 14 32 , 12 15 27 .14 14 25 , 9 16 25 WESTERN LEAGUE W L T P A Pt� 13 � 2 83 51 28 13 5 13 7 8 11 7 11 Phoenix . Denver .. San Diego salt Lake Portland . Seattle ... 1 69 50 27 1 80 63 27 1 64 68 17 . .. 1 67 75 15 2 16 0 34 90 4 HOCKEY SCORES National Detroit 1 Philadelphia 1 Buffalo 2 Los Angeles 0 American Tidewater 7 Rochester 2 Central Fort Worth 2 Kansas 2 Western Salt Lake. S San Diego 1 Eastern Roanoke 5 Greensboro 3 Johnstown 5 New Jersey 1 Saskatchewan Junior Saskatoon 6 Humbolt 5 Western Canada Junlet Brandon 2 Victoria 1 Calgary t Vancouver 0 WESTERN CANADA LEAGUl Eastern Divislsn W L Saskatoon .... 14 6 Brandon ... .. 15 5 Regina ..... . 13 7 Flln Flon .... 10 18 Winnipeg .... 9 12 Swift Current 9 IS T F A PfS 1 99 67 0 110 71 1 96 65 0 98 128 20 1 81 82 19 0 90 115 It 29 30 27 Wester:i Division Edmionton ... Calgary ..... Medicine Hat New West. .. Vancouver ... Victoria .. 14 15 13 11 2 106 78 � 1 86 45 31 0 107 107 26 0 82 94 18 0 71 128 14 2