Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
12 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, 1973 Hso if SULLY SAYS "By Pat Sullivan 1 'M sure you've seen the col- umn we use in this fami- ily journal that begins, "what a columnist wouldn't know if he didn't open his mail." The same pertains to "what a sportswriter wouldn't know if he didn't have an oc- casional cold one with the manager of the Lethbridge Lakers. for example, until Wednesday I had no idea Doug Dunlop wasn't mechani- ically inclined. Maybe I just took all of his talents for granted. I still wouldn't know that Calgary Giants managed to steal Bryan Maxwell's signals Tuesday night. Bryan is the catcher and somehow was telegraphing his wishes. But now I know how the Lakers prevented the Giants from having too much suc- cess at it. Bryan's brother Randy and Paul Sullivan caught onto their shinnanegans and promptly alterted Taylor, Bry- an and pitcher Rod Taylor. Giants' signal thievery came to an end. The spirit on the club has Ken Nakama appears to have shaken his earlier jit- ters. And according to man- ager Tayolr, it was a lot to do with his glove. Ken came off a bad contest in Calgary and it was suggested that he get iid of his present glove for a new one or a different one. He did and the last two out- ings have been his best of the year. A combination of little things have been the key to the Lakers' successes all sea- son. When the four American ball plajers left for home, bo panic was shown. Taylor "made it clear that the Lakers Would go with all Canadians and who can argue with him. They have the best record in the league to date. Rob Roy, a terror in the league last year at the plate, has eight hits in his last two But now I find out mechani- ical or remote control darts are his downfall. I can't ima- gine anyone losing 14 straight games. Now if I hadn't had a suds or two with Ron Taylor, I wouldn't know that. It's the same thing. If I hadn't had lunch with Taylor sometime back, I never would have found out he can't beat my wife at shuffleboard. Little things like that would never come to the surface under ordinary circumstances. NPV? would they? never been better than it is right now. In Tuesday's game Rod Taylor came up with a sore arm and Sullivan finish- ed up for him. Sully is now 5-0 with one save. Lakers' record is now 11-5 so Sull van has had a pretty big band in things. But be is not treated any differently than anyone else. He still gets the ribbing by Bob Brown about bow the hit- ters carrying the club. At present the Lakers, as a club, are hitting the ball at a .333 clip. Maybe Brownie has a point. games. His wife, I'm sure you already know, gave birth to a son and Rob has become a person altogether. Even Brown, wbo has a great sense of humor around the clubhouse but who is all business on the field, was off to a slow start. Now, he's pushing Howie Heggedal for the club leadership. Heggie leads the league with a very respectable .415 aver- age with Brown fourth at .386, The big guy, Wayne Com- modore, is also starting to hit for an average. He leads the league in runs batted in with 25 and home runs, six. But he also owns a .317 aver- age just seven points shy of Nakama. So you see, these are just a few of the things you wouldn't know if you didn't have a suds with the Manag- er. Some things, however, you know on your own. I know for a fact, the Lak- ers can win it all in the Al- berta Major Baseball League. I'm not saying they will. But they can. On any given day they are as good as any team in the league. They have as good a pit- icher as there is in the league in Sullivan. With strong sup- port from other members of 4he Lakers' staff, whose to say the locals can't win it all? Under Taylor, the Lakers have become the league's best hitting club. They are currently third in team field- ing, a sore spot last year, with a .940 average. The spirit, like I mentioned earlier, has never been great- er. The guys, to a man, want to play baseball. Taylor has made it tun for them. To see the pennant of the Alberta Major Baseball League flying at Henderson Stadium is not just a figment of someone's imagination. Not anymore. if SCOREBOARD by PLAINSMAN SPORTS SUMMER GAMES "71" Interest has never been higher In Lethbridge for the Summer Games trap snooting. Eliminations for the city were held at the Fish and Game Range last week. No less than 22 participated, filling all pos- jiWe classifications with the exception of seniors, juniors and ladies, of which number may enter. By the way. If any jiniors, seniors or ladies wish to enter yet contact Ken Kctkas at Plainsman Sports, or phone concept of the Summer Games is local To make this concept work you need enttiosJasm, and this year, this is what we've got! Of the shooters participating Jn trie regional snoot-off, onty four were ex- perienced trap shooters. The rest were "lying out" tor first time. Before 1 list the LeHibrldga team, fine note of interest, Ed Mantlcr. Jocal shooter, fled for Mgh score with with quite a tfnrsical handicap. Ed is recuperating ffon a ratner serious back operation, affian Swnmer Games rifle team com- peting in New Westminster B C, August 2nd to shot model ?o Winchester 3m loaded win, ta Sierra International Sullen aid fl oralns of DuPorn BOB HOBSS RICK KUCHERAN ART 8OUPNE (Gvnsmfth) Martin still dislikes rule Dodgers have lost six times in a row ANDY CAPP By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Perhaps in preparation for theh' expected move to Wash- ington next season, San Diego Padres continued bugging Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday night. With Steve Arlin pitching a two-hitter for his second con- secutive shutout and Fred Kendall rapping a home run, Worm turned for Bob Goalby MILWAUKEE (AP) Bob Goalby had a quick and easy explanation for his spectacular seven-under-par 65 that put him in front after the first round o the Greater Milwaukee Open golf tournamect. "The worm turned, and 1 turned pretty Goalbj said Thursday after taking a one-stroke lead over Larry Ziegler, Buddy Allin and Mike Morley, tied at 66. "It was just one of those days when I got a few said the 1988 Masters champion who has been fighting his customary slow start this season. "I haven't been playing tha' said the veteran of 17 years on the pro tour. Then ha paused and reconsidered. "I've been playing pretty well, but I haven't been scoring. "I finally had a good putting round." HOMENUIK CARDS 68 Homero Blancas was two strokes off the pace with a 67. while a group at 68 includec Dale Douglass, Deane Beman, Bob Dicfcson, Hubert Green Jim King, Rocky Thompson, Elae Allen, Wilf Homenuik Winnipeg and Roy Pace. George Knudson of Toronto shot and Ben Kern, also of Toronto, was two strokes further back, carding Jerry Heard scored the sea- son's first double eagle. He loled a four-iron second shot on the 505-yard, par-five 12th hole. Most of the game's glamor names are skipping this tourna- ment. Jack Nicklaus, Lee Tre- vino, Arnold Palmer, U.S. Open :hampion Johnny Miller and Masters' titleholder Tommy Aa- ron are in Scotland for next week's British Open. Goalby has had only one fin- sh in the top 10 this year, and ranks 78th on the money win- ning list with But a slow start is nothing new for urn. Goalby, who scored the last of sis 11 tour triumphs in the 1971 Jahama Islands Open, has had o make a late-season rally- twice in the last tournament of he of the last our years to retain his status is an exempt player. He used his dominance of the par five holes as the key to bis >ace-setting effort Thursday. Meanwhile the 1972 Houston Open, part of the annual Tex- as leg of the Professional Golf- ers' Association tour, will have ts purse cut to from unless the PGA guaran- tees appearance of some of golf's big four, a tournament fficial said Thursday. J. L. Chapline, president of Association, said be had sent a etter to Joe Dey, commision- of the men's PGA tour, out- lining the new tournament for- mat. 1972 Datsun 240-2 Loaded with oir conditioning. 1972 Dofsun 510 Air in extras, low mileage. 1971 Datsun Coupe 1200 "The car with economy as 1973 Arctic Cot Snowmobile 133 1 (One) 1973 Dotsun DEMO CLEARANCE Foreign Car (leriibridge) Ltd. 1102 3rd Ave S. Phone 328.9651 Chapline said under new guidelines the base purse for next year's tournament would be For each member of the big four Gary Play- er, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Arnold Palmer who plays in the tournament, the PGA will add to the purse. Fergie's attitude gloomy SAN DIEGO (AP) Fergu- son Jenkins, Chicago Cubs high-priced pitching star, ad- mits saying he doesn't "fee like playing but it doesn't mean he's about to re- tire from baseball. "I haven't really fett exuber- ant about 1973 and I guess it has showed in my performance this Jenkins, of Chatham, Ont, said Thursday night after arriving in San Diego, where be is scheduled to Cubs against tonight. start the for the Padres "Emotionally I'm fighting my way out of a closet. "I've been doing a lot of bad things and I can't seem to get out of them. I don't know if it's because I'm tired or I want to stop playing. "You play a game for a cer- tain amount of time and" you en- joy what you're doing, but I haven't enjoyed it "But I know basically that I can turn it around. This has been my life for 10 years and I hope to have another four or five more good years in it." Jenkins, 29, told Associated Press Sports Writer Jerry liska Thursday in the Cubs' club- house that he didn't "feel like playing anymore." The veteran right-hander has an 3-6 record this year. At this tune in 1972, when he finished with a 20-12 record for his sixth straight 20-win season, be stood 10-7. Chicago manager Whitey Lpckman said be has not talked with Jenkins about the big right-hander's gloomy attitude. Horseshoe event set The Coaldale Rotary Club will sponsor an Open Horse- hoe Tournament Saturday. The one-day event will be taged behind the Coaldale Li- irary and will get muter way t 10 o'clock Saturday msrn- ing. Registration fees have been ct for and will include sin- 3es only. Doubles events could possi- bly be run off if time permits. the Padres completed a three- game sweep by a 2-0 score. It was their sixth triumph in 10 meetings with Los Angeles and extended the first-place Dodg- ers' losing streak to six games. Elsewhere in the National League, Cincinnati Reds nipped San Francisco Giants 4-3, At- lanta Braves trimmed Houston Astros 7-4, Philadelphia Phillies downed Chicago Cubs 7-4, Pitts- burgh Pirates edged St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 and New York Mets beat Montreal Expos 7-3. Arlin allowed only a first-in- ning single by Bill Buckner and Bill Russell's one-out single in the fifth in becoming the second pitcher to blank the Dodgers this season. Kendall slugged his homer off loser Claude Ostesn, whose personal seven-game winning streak was snapped as the Padres posted a four-game winning streak for the first time all year. CAME OUT SWINGING "It's about time toe Padres got more Arlin said. It's not easy to beat a team ike the Dodgers, but we came out swinging. I was hoping we'd beat them 99-0." But the Dodgers didn't lose ground, since their closest pur- suers in the West EVERY TIME, JACKIE. INSTEAD OF WITH ME FIGHT WITH EACH OTHER; IS IT REALUY WORTH TWO WOMEN, ANDY? Evert meets King Focus on women a 7-5 victory over Indians Thursday Francisco and lost. Frank Howard was the desig- nated hitter. He hit a home run. But that was off a left-handed pitcher. Frank Howard does not bat against right-handers. That's Gates Brown's job. So he pinch-hit for the designated hitter and unloaded a two-run shot of his own in the bottom of the llth inning to power Detroit Tigers to Cleveland night. In the other games on the ab- breviated American League schedule, Boston Red Sox beat New York Yankees 94, Texas Rangers tamed Chicago White Sox 7-2 and Kansas City Royals outslugged Minnesota Twins 12- 10. "It's a garbage Detroit Manager Billy Martin bad said of tiie innovative designated-bit- ter experiment during spring training. "I'll love it when it wins a game for us, but I'll still think it's a garbage rule." Brown doesn't agree. "I like the rule and I've always liked he said. "Sure, I'd like to play in the field-but if I wasn't a designated Utter, I would hardly be playing at all." WASN'T PLAYING Brown, wbo bas played In the field just once tins season, wasn't playing at all Thursday night. Southpaw Brent Strom was the Cleveland lie victim of Howard's second homer of the season. He owned a 5-2 lead until the Tigers knocked him out in tha sixth. That's when right-hander Tom Timmennan took the Brown picked up the bat, replacing Howard. He grounded out in that in- ning, when the Tigers tied the LONDON (AP) Chris Evert was out to make tennis history today by becoming Wimbledon's youngest woman champion since Meureen (Little Mo) Connolly. Little Mo -won her first singles in 1952, when she was only 17 years, nine months old. Chris is 18 years, seven months. Chris's opponent, the formi- dable Billie Jean King, was chasing a record, shooting to become the first woman since Helen Wills Moody to win five singles titles at Wimbledon. "I really want to win this said Billie Jean. "A fifth title would be a big thrill: I am not going to say I haven't thought about it." Chris and Billie Jean, seeded fourth and second respectively, have met once before on grass, in 1971. On that occasion, Billie Jean won handily. Their total score over the years, however is four victories for Chris and two for Billie Jean. This was Chris's third final on the European circuit this year. She was beaten in Paris for the French title by Margaret Court, and in the Italian cham- pionships by Evonne Goolagong of Australia. Both tournaments were played on clay, Chris' favorite surface. Since coming to Wimbledon, however, Chris has played with increasing sharpness, dropping only two sets in five rounds. Billie Jean has dropped only one set, but she had a bye in the first round. score on and Ed double. But Tunmerman a bases-loaded walk Brinkman's two-run was still around in the llth so was Brown, who came to bat following Bill Freehan's leadoff single. Carl Yastrzemski of the Red Sox bas spent most of the year n the mediocre .260 range. So ic's been putting in extra time in batting practice. It paid off against the Yanks as be trig- gered a seven-run fourth in- biggest of the his llth homer of the year and capped it with a run-scoring single. Warlords dropped by Taber Lethbridge Minor Lacrosse Association directors officially opened celebrations for Minor Lacrosse Week in Canada with a bantam league game Thurs- day night. The Lethbridge Kinsmen War- lords got the extensive program under way but on a losing note as they dropped a 7-1 decision to the visiting Taber Bantams at the Adams Ice Centre last night. The locals trailed 2-1 after the first period and a 4-1 margin at the end of the second. Mike Dorchak was the star player for Taber as be con- nected for three goals while Ron Mickelson added a pair. Singles went to Glen Sparks and Randy Sawada while Carey Goshimon managed the only marker for the Warlords. Meanwhile the program to belp celebrate Minor Lacrosse Week in Canada will continue with a juvenile match tonight The Taber Flyers will face the Lethbridge Lancers at p.m. at the Adams Ice Centre. The men's final Saturday will be between two players from Bast Europe fourth seeded Alex Metrevell, the first Rus- sian to reach the Wimbledon final, and second-seeded Jan Kodes of Czechoslovakia. Kodes bad a tough fight Thursday in ousting Britain's Roger Taylor 8-9, 9-7, 5-7, 7- 5 while Metreveli an easier victory over Alex Mayer, a U.S. law student, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 64. The 21-year-old Mayer, who had upset top-seeded Hie Nas- tase of Romania and eighth- seeded Juergen Fassbender of Wsst Germany en route to the semi-finals, appeared to have lost his touch against the 28- year-old MetrevelL ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES ALBERTA MAJOR LEAOUE (South division) W L Pet. 6BL LethBridge Lakers 11 5 Calgary Giants ..11 9 Calgary Jimmies ..9 9 .500 4 Njrth division Edm. Tigers..... 8 J .500 Red Deer 7 9 .425 1 Edm. 6 13 .303 3 AMERICAN LEAGUE East W New York Baltimore Boston Detroit Milwaukee Cleveland Oakland Minnesota Chicago Kansas City California Texas L Pet. CBt 44 37 .554 40 34 .541 40 37 .519 3 42 39 .519 3 39 40 .494 5 28 S3 .346 17 West 45 37 .549 41 36 .532 1% 42 37 .532 45 40 .529 1% 41 37 .524 2 28 50 .359 15 Shack wasn't surprised when returned to Leafs TORONTO (CP) Eddie Siack wasn't surprised when be sold this week to Toronto Maple Leafs in a National Hockey Lcapuc deal Trith Pitts- burgh Penguins. "When 1 left Pittsburgh at the end of the season, the club more or less told me I wasn't going to be the 35- year-old said in an inter- view Thursday. "I wanted To- ronto to make a deal for ..re they felt I could help the club'' Shack, with 230 goals in 15 MIL seasons for six teams, learned he was sold about an be'orc the announcement He called Geor-x Annstrorr, former Toronto team-mate and coach of Toronto Marlboros of the Ontario Hockey Association Junior A series, to invite him to a banquet, A short time later, ,T5rn Gregory, general manager of the Leafs, picked up the tele- phone and toM him he was Tor- onto's property. Shack, from Sudbury. Ont. is returning to the Leafs for a sec- ond time. New York Rangers traded the rambunctious for- ward to Toronto in the 196041 season and he stayed with the Leafs until Wiey shipped him to Boston hi May, 1967. "I've never had that good a year in Toronto. I was rarely used on a regular line and when 1 did, I scored. "When thiDfrS went wrons I got Wamed for it but I can take a lot of got big shoulders." Shade, who can play either 3eft or right wing, scored 26 goals during the 1965-66 season with the Leafs, his best season ever. He says if the Leafs "geJ if together" and receive good goaitending tiiey should be okay in the 1973-74 campaign. Shack with 25 goals and 20 assists last season, has also played in the NHL for Buffalo Sabres, Boston Bruins and Los Angeles Kings. Currently, he is looking after Eddie Shack's Vaughan Valley Golf Club, of which he is a part- ner m Woodbrid e Out. 1 TODAY'S GAMES AMERICAN LEAGUE Oakland Hunter (2-3) and Blue (7-4) at Baltimore Palmer (8J) and Mc- Nally (4-10) California Ryan (9-10) tt Cleveland Tidrow (5-9) Detroit Coleman (12-7) at City Wright (4.2) Texas Merritt (2-3) at Milwaukee Colborn (11-3) New York Beene at Minnesota Kaat (94) Boston Tiant (9J> at Chicago Wood (15-11) THURSDAY'S RESULTS Boston OM 700 f 14 1 New York 100 010 2M_ 4 t 1 Lee (10.3) and Fisk; Dobson McDaniel (4) and Munson. HR: Bos Kansas City 004 OK 030-12 12 Minnesota 200020213-10 17 2 Spllttcrtf Bird Garber (9) and Healy; Decker (3-3) GottZ (6) Hands (8) and Mitterwald. HRs: Rojas Mln-Hisle Cleveland 101 000 9 1 Strom, Tlmmerman (2-3) and Ellis; Lolich. Miller (2-0) (6) and Freehan. HRs: (5) Ellis Def-Howard (2) G. Brown Chicago 100-2 1 Tens 9 1 Stone Rshser Keatey (7) and Herrmann: S-ebert Bibby (8) and Suarez. Kansas City .ON 030-ij 12 t Minnesota 2M ttt 213-10 17 2 Plittorff Bird Garber (9) and Healy; Decker Goltz Hands (B> and Mitterwald. HRs: Roias Mln-Hisle LEAGUE LEADERS NATIONAL LEAGUE East W L Pet. OBL Chicago 48 35 St. Louts 41 39 .513 Montreal Philadelphia Pittsburgh New York Los Angeles San Francisco Houston Cincinnati Atlanta San Diego West 51 37 40 38 42 .475 37 41 .474 34 43 .442 33 .607 37 46 39 .541 44 38 .537 36 49 .424 W 53 .354 11 SVi 6 21 AB RH Pet. IS? 2S 59 .3W 181 25 64 .354 52 97 .343 33 71 .311 39 76 ,310 48 97 .3M Blomberg, NY W. Morton. Det Carew, Min 283 Blair, Bal .....228 D. Allen, Chi.....245 D. May, Mil......315 Mvrcer, NY.....326 47 100 J07 Bumbry, Bal 155 33 47 .313 Home Runs: Mayberry, 19; Fisk, Boston; D. Allen; R. Jackson, Oak- land, 16. Rims Batted In: Mayberry, 76, R. Jackson. A3. Pitchino 7 Decisions- Oak- land, 123, .800, Coloom, Milwaukee. 11.3, .786. TODAY'S GAMES Cincinnati Norman (54) at Phila- delphia Ruthven (3-5) Houston Reuss (10-5) and Forscn at Montreal Renko (7-5) and Tor- rez (4-5) Atlanta Schueier (3-4) at New York Koosman (7-6) Chicago Jenkins (8-i) at San Diego Kirby (5J) Pittsburgh Walker (4-6) at Los An- geies Sutton (9-5) St. Louis Gibson (7-8) at San Fran. Cisco Barr (6-7> THURSDAY'S RESULTS Philadelphia 031 012 7 13 1 Chicago 000 001 4 11 1 Carlton and Boone; Reusehel Bonham Burris La. Roche (8) and Rudolph, Garrett HRs: Robinson Heir York 100 501-7 u 1 Montreal 7 Matlack McGraw (7) and Hodges, Dyer stoneman. Scoff Marshall (7) and Bocca- bella; HR: N.Y.-Staub Bailey San Francisco 021 4 Clnc'imali 11 Bryant, Sosa (-L2) McMahon (9) and Rader; Grlmstey, Gullett (9-7) (8) and Bench. HRs: Spier Pittsburgh SM 001 000- 111 St. Louis 7 1 Briles (7-7) and Sangulllen; Foster, Granger Pena (i-l) Hrabosky (8) and Simmons. HR: HoushM 5 S Atlanta 9 Wilson York Upshaw (7) and Jutze; Harrison (4-2) and Oates. HRs: Evans Lum Rader San D'ego ail wt-1 7 Los Angeles MO 2 1 Arlin (5-5) and Kendall; Ostttn (10-4) Rau and Yeaoer, Cannli- zare HR SD "Kendall LEAGUE LEADERS Unser, Pha Mota, LA Watson, Hou 312 Goodson, SF 271 Santo, Chi 286 Matthews, SF 2SS Madfiox, SF ..282 W. Robinson. Pha 155 Cardenai, Chi At It .202 33 188 24 He .Pf 69 .342 .340 60 105 .337 28 90 .332 45 93 .325 36 S3 I'M 37 91 .323 25 SO .323 47 89 J19 25 49 .316 PiHsburgh: .279 Hutton, Pha 155 Home Runs- Slargell, ________ Bonds, San Francisco, 24; Evans, At- lanta, 23. Puns Batted In: S'argtJI; Bench, Cincinnati. Bonds 59. Pikhlpo 7 Brett. Phila- delphia. 7.2 .778; TvriJchell, Philadel- phia, .750. DUAL STEEL RADIAL TIRES MILE Written Guarantee ELRICH TIRE LTD.