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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THI IITHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, December 27, 1972 It itm that kind of year for major league eball started two strikes behind New York Times Service NEW YORK It was a year when the supreme court ruled against an out- fielder, a woman umpire quit after one game in the minor leagues, 10 per cent of the players were traded in the big leagues and the World Series was won by a team with 19 mustaches and one mule. A strange year indeed. And, no matter how you looked at it. baseball started 1972 with two strikes on it one call- ed, the other threatened. The season, in fact, was delayed by the first general strike in the game's history and, for the rest of the troubled sum- mer, the action off the field upstaged the action on it. In between the lawsuits, the performers had their inn- ings. The Oakland A's won the American League's western title by five and a half games over the Chicago White Sox, then took the pennant in the fifth and last playoff game against the Detroit Tigers. In the National League, the Cin- cinnati Reds won the west, then edged the Pittsburgh Pirates in the ninth inning of the final playoff game on a wild pitch by Bob Moose. Then the A's, who had mi- Canadiens still riding on lop of heap grated from Philadelphia to Kansas City to Oakland, took the series in seven games from the Reds. Six of the sev- en were decided by one ran; nine of Oakland's 16 runs were batted in by Gene Tenace, who had hit five home runs in 52 games before tying a record with four in the series; and the A's pocketed a record purse of apiece for winning while the earned apiece for not vanning. Oakland even won without much help from Vida Blue, who pitched 13 fewer victor- ies than the year before. But then, the Philadelphia Phillies Minnesota North Stars; St. Louis at Chicago Black] League with a cracked i finished last despite 27 victor- while Toronto Maple Hawks and Philadelphia Flyers j cap that required two oper-, fav steve Cariton, and they are'host to Pittsburgh, i in Oakland against California, jations. I v.-on "onlv 32 games Carlton When Don Tannahill came out! Buffalo Sabres visit New York Tannahill. a 5-foot-ll 178- j He scored only 10 goals ,hat j juSor ranks from Niagara i Rangers. New York Islanders j pounder, missed .most of Fivers he became a are at Los Angeles iOngs. Bos-! first pro year -ntn Oklahoma with a >ear at 0.1 a-; Three markers for Tannahill By Ian Maclauic Canadian Press Staff Writer Summaries SLIPPERY NIGHT Downed Detroit See Wine coolie Andy Brown watches Pittsburgh rencuins' Erycn Hextcll's shot fly pest outside of during action Tuesday evening. The WinSs end P.nSuins bottled to c 1-1 stdemct.. Wings' defends. JL diio J- t v gleam, the future of Boston j ton Bruins at Atlanta Flames, i City Bruins. Four years later, the 23-year- old winger fir-ally can say he's ir.ow in" the National Hockey i Vancouver Ca- nucks. The Penetanguishene. native Brains n" Sscsr.d 2. Le: Barclay Pisg? 'Blazers of the Central homa in 1970-71 Favell demoted to third spot by Blazers it begins Wednesday night in PHILADELPHIA ing sis games for Richmond V7eteran Doug Favefi has been Robirs in the American Eoeuey demoted to the No. among Philadelphia goaltenders. The National Hockey League backup on .uesctay OnU i v.-as drafted from the in June and is among some of the newer and brighter features with the Canucks this season. j Tannahill gave his new own- j ers more than a little saiisfac-! i uon Tuesday when he scored three goals to pace Vancouver Is in an afternoon j MONTREAL ST. LOUIS 1 Pirsr Pe-ici La- Dc'irre 2 2. -Vcr.rrsaf, F. Mahcviich .V.cCcri LefSey ft. Shcrs on goal by St. Louis ttur- team annour-cec recalled Bob Taylor after pla Shero said: "Favell may be in for a long Both Shero and general man- ______ aser Keith Allen said they were the West Coast trip unhappy with Favell's play 3 League. Flyers" Flyers Coach Free Shero Ta'-lor would be 3-Ii- trea'l Canadiens handled St. j DE Louis Blues 4-1. and Pittsburgh Penauins played to a j.-l tie with" Detroit Red Wings Montreal is in Minneapolis 2i-y PITTSBUGH Shois on gosi by Pittsburgh Detroit VANCOUVER 4, CALIFORNIA 3 First Period i. Csiifsrnia-, 1, 2. Varves-jvw, 2. California, Var nar.il! and hit tbe charmed 30-goal circle with! Boston Braves of the American j League last year. i I So it was somewhat surpris-1 ing he became available in the j i inter-league draft last June and j 1 Vancouver was quick to grab f- him. The Canucks survived 1-0 sna o 7_j' 2'1 California leads built on de- i 7 is fencenian Ted McAneeley's first two goals of the year. i Then, with the Seals ahead 3- i 2. Tannahill scored- his second' won only 32 games Cariton did not pitch. The boomerang also stung the New York Mets. who traded Nolan Ry- an to the California Angels: he won 19 games, set 13 club records and struck out 329 batters. It proved a good year for migrants from the National League besides Nolan Ryan. vVorkisg for his fourth ern- plover fcsjr years. Dick Allen hit 37 home nms for the White Sox and voted the most valuable player in the American League. Gaylord ited from San j j Sf.cfs on goal by Caiiforria Vancouver Tc St many moJels of CORONET CUTLASS MONTEGO fircstone LIFETIME SUPREME BATTERY EXCHANGE ADO FOR fNSTALLATIOM SF24C fit- Portttac. Doo' __ Plymouth cars. SPP22FC: Fits most ford and wrnpact csn- exchangs, Fits most Ford can motors cptionaf Guaranteed until you trade your car. SERVICE BARGAINS for Coupon Clippers! WHEEL ALIGNMENT I (torsion bars extra) Firestone RF-iin-g Systsrn Sarvics specialists carefully align both front plus check your balance, brakes, shock battery snd rriuffisr, Everything you need to fist safely through winter. DISC BRAKE SERVICE We fasten four new front brake pads, repack outer front bearings and inspect calipers, rotors and regr brakes. Rotors machined and calipers rebuilt at extra cost. BRAKE OVERHAUL We and insisl! fpg.3, repack front vyhsel outer faear- cid brake fluid. mile guarantee. Buy three SHOCK ABSORBERS at the regifer pnoa Get tie fourth fcP Rate.a.Cator PRESSURE 6AU6E SET OF nflcrnd 10 OB accurate within 1 IS, You removing betauw. th nMW uwkf tiwo wtoika. WINDSHIELD WASHER ONLY ANTI-FRIEZE OMMOM ONE GALLON 88< transplan Fran'cisco. won 24 games for of the game at of the sec- j and won the Cy ond period to tie the game 3-3 j as the best tallied the winner 31 sec-! national the Corner 3rd Ave and 8th St. S Phone 327-8548 STORES CHOICE ftvestone BELT STRATO-STREAK DLC-100 RETREAD RETREAD INSTALLED 7a fft cf PLYMOUTH ends Into the final period. j It left Vancouver in a tie with Toronto for sixth in tbe East. 52 I points behind fourth-place Buf- i falo. The Seals reraairied deep i in the West cellar. I Nick Libett's seventh goal of i the season late in the game at I Detroit forced the deadlock. I Pittsburgh took a 1-0 lead on Al McDonough's score v.ith tbe contest oiilv 22 seconds old. TALBOT REMEMBERS The Canadiens showed St. i Louis coach Jean-Guy Talbot i they "are stin the best skating I team in the National Hockey i League." He spent a dozen NHL sea-1 sons with the Canadieas before i moving to St. Louis five years i Ken. Drj'desi turned aside 35 j St Louis shots as Montreal stretched its lead in the East to j valuable pisyer was John- nv Bench of Ciicincati witn 40 home rans and the Cy Yours: was Cariton- Rod Carew'of Minnesota with 'sis and Billy Williams of the Chicaso Cubs with .333. SEVEN LOSE JOBS Seven of the 24 managers lost their jobs, but all base- ball lost two of tbe "Boys jrf Gil who died at 47. arid Jackie Robin- son, the pioneer black player in tbe majors. died at 53. Two other black heroes of earlier leagues, Josh Gibson and Back Leonard, made the HaH of Fame along with Yogi Berra, Sandy Koufax, Early Wyna, Lefty Gomez, Ross YOMCSS and Will Earridge. The umpire was Mrs. Jae-i a jques Lemaire, with two goais, f worr.ea one has the lead in that department with 29. Sanderson still idle BOSTON