Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 8, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thursday, July 197! THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID 7 First time in illustrious career Pinch-hitter replaces Mays HEY, FELLAS? FELLAS? New York Mets' catcher Jerry Grote finds he is only one of many reaching for pop fly into the stands of Shea Stadium Wednesday. The Red Sox split with Indians fly came off the bat of Montreal Expos' Rusty Staub. Needless tay, Grote get a chance to moke a play. Six straight for Pat Dobson _ IwAt By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 1 Pat Dobson's winning streak has reached six games and he thinks it maynever end. After stopping Washington Senators 4-0 with a four-hitter Wednesday night, the old right-hander of Baltimore Orioles was asked how many he should win in the second half of the American League season. "All of them, the way Im was the reply. If Dobson wins his next start Sunday, he'll join the Big Three of the Orioles' pitching staff- Dave McNally, Mike Cuellar and Jim double-fig- ure winners at the all-star break. Elsewhere Wednesday Boston Ked Sox blanked Cleveland Indi- ans 4-0 on Ray Gulp's two-hitter but the Indians took the night- cap 4-3, New York Yankees beat Detroit Tigers 5-3 in 11 innings, Chicago White Sox nipped Oak- land Athletics 2-1, Milwaukee Brewers trounced Kansas City Royals 8-2 and California Angels downed Minnesota Twins 3-1. After his first 11 starts, Dob- Bon had only a 2-3 record. "I felt hie taking a week off or he said. The record now reads 9-4. The only trouble he had wit) the Senators came in the sev enth when he retired Tom Me Craw and Del TJnser with run ners at second and third am one out. Frank Robinson hac four hits for the Orioles, includ ing his 12th home run. The Bed Sox fell three game. behind Baltimore in the Ear Division when Clevelan pounded Luis Tiant for four runs in the first inning of th nightcap, including Chuck Hin ton's three-run homer. In the opener, Carl Yastrzem ski slammed a three-run homer in the first inning and Culp hel the Indians hitiess until Grai Nettles singled in the sixth. Bobby Murcer's fourth hit, two-run double with two out he 11th1 inning, enabled tihe ankees to beat the Tigers. IAS 3 DOUBLES Three of Murcer's were oubles, including one in the first Inning when the Yanks aked Mike Kilkenny of Brad- d, Ont., for three runs. _ Pinch runner Lee Richard aced all the way home from second on Rich McKioney's sac- Vida Blue tops nine-man staff rifice fly In the seventh inning to snap a tie and lilt the While Sox over Oakland. Dave May blasted a three-run homer and rookie Bill Parsons ntag to beat the Twins a game that was delayed 83 min- utes by rato at the start of tie fifth. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Willie Mays was lifted Wednesday night for a pinch-hit- ter for the first time in nil illus- trious National League career with San Francisco Giante. Rookie Ed Goodson struck out for Mays-but it didn't matter because the back-pedalling Giants were en route to an IM humiliation by Houston Astros. They trailed 12-3 lit the tome. Mays, the Giants' best clutch hitter since coming up in 1951, had never left a regular season game for a pinch-hitter, ing to a team San Francisco's 40-year-old wonder player, the National League's starting centre fielder in next Tuesday's All-Star game, had a single in two at- bate before leaving the game, After a hot start this season Mays has slipped to a .288 bat- ting average and has just five hits and one run batted in dur ing the last 13 games. GIANTS GAIN Despite the loss, the Giant, gained ground on runner-up Los Angeles in the West DivWon as the Dodgers dropped a twi-aight doubleheader, 6-5 and 4-3, to Chicago Cubs. San Francisco now leads Los Angeles by four games. Montreal Expos rocked New York Mets 12-7, Pittsburgh Fir ates clouted Cincinnati Reds 9-3 Atlanta Braves stopped Phila delphia Phillies 4-2 and San Diego Padres turned back Sf Louis Cardinals 4-1 ia other league games. While Mays news by s ting out, the Astros made hi against the San Francisco pile ing staff with 10-run, fourth e fourth and slugged a two- double in the sixth as the istros poked 17 hits. The run reduction established a club ecord and every Houston :arter, except pitcher Larry ierker, had at least one hit, ne run scored and one run bat- ted in. Jiin Hickman drove In four Tins and Phil Regan provided ninth-inning relief help as Chi- Hall of Fame for 'Satchel' scattered e __ _ hits for his eighth" victory as Milwaukee subdued the Royals. Billy Cowan doubled home tne tie-breaking run as the Angels scored twice In the eighth in- inning explosion-and a six-run Sixth. Cesar Cedcno singled smacked two-run double cago beat Los Angeles In the first game. Billy Williams hit a two-run homer and reliever Cray New- man cut down a late Los Ange- les uprising to give the Cubs their second-game victory. Pitcher Carl Morton drove hi two runs with a single and a home run as Montreal handed New York its seventh loss in eight games. The Mets, who NEW YORK (AP) Leroy' Satchel) Paige, the hesitation- pitch ace of the Negro baseball other black stars of the pre-1947 be in- ducted directly into Baseball's Hall of Fame rather than be honored in a special section. Notice of the change came Monday in an announcement by laseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn and Paul Kerr, president of the Hall of Fame, spelling out plans to honor the seven new inductees at Cooperstown, N.Y., Aug. 9. Paige, probably the greatest pitcher in black baseball history prior to the breaking of the major league color line by Jackie Bobinson. in 1947, re- cently was selected to be in- ducted into a special section oi the Hall reserved stars of the Negro leagues. Paige was toe first player so honored and, despite some criti- cism leveled at the ball for put ting Negro league stars in a separate section, said" at Ox ime of his selection: "I don't eel segregated." Now the hall's board of direc tors has approved his election by the special Negro Leagues committee into the regular Hall of Fame. Selection of stars of the Negro eagues for induction into the mil will continue on ine same jasis as in the naming of Paige, by vote of the recently created Baseball Hall of Fame commit- tee on the Negro baseball leagues. Paige previously waa not eli- gible for induction into the Hall of Fame because he had not played the required 10 years in the major leagues. In Kansas City, Paige seemed surprised at the relaxation of the rules involving the 10-year requirement and said: "I guess they finally found out I was really worthy. I appre- dropped 6% games behind lead- ng Pittsburgh in the East, con- ribuled two errors, a wild pitch and a passed ball to Montreal's attack. Gene Alley's two-run lingto highlighted a five-run first in- ning for Pittsburgh as the Pir- ates took their third straight game and saddled Cincinnati with its sixth consecutive low. Earl Williams ripped wme runs and Ron Reed jitchcd a four-hitter for Atlanta. (Vffliams delivered a score-tying solo shot in the second inning, ;hen blasted a two-run homer in Jve fourth to break a 2-2 dead- lock and put the Braves in front for good. Clay Kirby fired a three-hitter and batterymate Fred Kendall put San Diego ahead to stay with his first major-league homer as the Padres turned back St. Louis ace Bob Gibson. ciate it to the highest. Kops may get another chance CALGARY CCP) Top nish badminton player ErUnd Kops may .get another chance this week at the man who de- feated him en route to the wra-ld championship, Tan alk Huang of Malaysia. They are among 16 athletes invited to an international ex- hibition meet held during the Calgary Exhibition and Stam- pede which runs for 10 days beginning today. The singles events are set up so Kops and Huang do not meet until the final match, and then only if they dispose of their competitors along way in the stogie-knockout tourna- ment. BOSTON (AP) Vida Blue, Oakland Athletics' brilliant young southpaw, heads a nine- nan pitching staff named by Saltimore manager Earl fever today to the American League All-Star team. Weaver picked two of his aces Mike Cuellar and Jim Palmer, and one pitcher each Tom seven other clubs for the 42nd All-Star game with the Na- tional League next Tuesday in Detroit. Leading the American League for the second consecutive year as manager of the champion Orioles, Weaver again ignored relief specialists, naming nine regular starters. His failure to pick a couple of top relievers was blamed by some observers last year for the American League's eighth loss in a row, 5-4 in 12 innings. Chosen with Blue, Cuellar anc Palmer were Mickey Lolich o! Detroit Tigers, Sam McDowell of Cleveland Indians, Sonny Sie- bert of Boston Red Sox, Jim Perry of Minnesota Twins, Andy Messersmith of California An gels and Marty Pattin of Mil waukee Brewers. McDowell however, has been sidelined with arm difficulties and there were Indications that Cleveland manager Alvin Dark would ask Weaver to replace im. Blue, Cuellar, Lolich and McDowell are left-handers with a combined record of 50 victo- ries and 17 losses this season in games through Tuesday. Palmer, Siebert, Perry, Mes- sersmith and Pattin are right- handers with a 48-32 record. Earning All-Star honors in his first full season with Oakland, the 21-year-old Blue seems well on the way to a 30-victory mark with a 17-3 record. Cuellar, who pitched in the all-star game for the National League while with Houston As- tros in 1967, was named to the American League squad for the second time. He has won 12 of 13 decisions for the Orioles this season. GET DOUBLE BELTED MILEAGE at rock-bottom prices! You set more miles for less money. Because is far less than the ordinary price lor ;riese far from ordinary Our Double Belwd Construction really pays off (or you. It combats tire "squirm" that scrubs the tread off conventional tires. Of course, we else- have many other deals on art kinds of tires for nil kinds ol can. Just in time lof hot lummer driving. BENSON OUTLEGS KKINO STOCKHOLM (AP) Aus- tralian Tony Benson oulkicked Kenya's Kipchoge Keino and won the race in 13 minutes, 36.2 seconds at an in- ternational track and field meet Wednesday night in Stockholm Stadium. Sometimes called Dizzy Dean The name's Jay Hanna WIGGINS, Miss. (AP) i Nearly half a century of base ball nostalgia is tucked away in a neat brick building beside an unlikely road in rural Miss- issippi. Dizzy Dean doesn't adver- tise his Dizzy Dean Museum much, and he doesn't seem concerned that the crowds aren't exactly beating down doors to enter the windowless room housing mementoes of his career as a baseball player and radio and televi- sion announcer. At 60, Dean's gray hair ac- cents brilliant blue eyes and he has a paunch around his middle. But his voice is the same, along with his fondness for telling a story. Like the one about his name. Some of his awards list him as Jerome Herman Dean and olhers as Jay Hanna Dean. Few >aseball experts are sure which s correct and fewer still know ie reason for the confusion. Jay Hanna is his real name, but Dizzy says he doesn't mind being called Jerome Herman. "When I was just breaking into baseball I pitched to a catcher named Jerome Her- man. We were friends and looked a lot explained Dean. "When Jerome died, his father took to calling me Jer- ome Herman and it stuck." Dean said he had not seen many of the items in the mu- seum until it opened 1V4 years ago. "My wife kept all this stuff down through the he said. "Some of It I didn't even know I had." Dizzy enjoyed his best year )0 fr -urn ol HKH edoHiA WINDY CITY HOCKEY SCHOOL 3H1 01 Nl MOU in 1034, winning 30 games and losing seven for St. Louis. He won 92 games for the Cardi- nals during his four best years from 1933 to 1936. Many of the photographs in the museum are of Dean and team-mates and other base- ball personalities. But Dean used his famous "howdy podner" homespun personality in concert with nine years in the major leagues to achieve more popu- larity and national recognition than his baseball feats alone would have brought him. 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