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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE July Heart attack proves fatal Dizzy Dean dead at 64 X r-X-X-X-X-I- X -I'XvXvX'X'X'XvX'XvX'X'X'X'X'X'X'M'X Nev Dizzy an Arkansas farm who pitched his way into baseball's Hall of Fame with a blazing died early He was 64 who with his brother Paul formed a feared pitching duo for the of St Louis Car- dinals in the died at St Mary's two days after suffering a heart attack Dizzy a former cotton picker who said he only went through Grade was one of baseball's great pitchers But he might have reached much greater heights if an injury had not destroyed his effectiveness at age when he should have only begun to reach his peak He was perhaps baseball's most eccentric character since the days of Rube early in the 20th century Waddell sometimes called in all the outfielders in ex- then struck out the side Dizzy preferred to fill the then fan the side He also was known to break curfew and other rules on occasion He was a big right-hander who had a blazing fast ball and bragged about it He used to tell the hitters when the fast ball was then fire it past them He struck out 17 batters in one a led the National League in strikeouts four straight years He won 30 games and lost only seven in pitching St Louis Cardinals to the National League championship and World Series title against Detroit in 1934 No National League pitcher has reached the 30-game victory plateau since His brother Paul won 19 Dizzy won two World Series Paul won the other two In one of baseball s amazing Dizzy pitched nine times in 19 days during the Cardinals' 1934 pennant drive and continuing into the World Series He was voted the National League's Most Valuable Player that year Dizzy's career was cut short when he was hit on the toe by a line drive from the bat of Earl Avenll in the 1937 All- Star Game The injury changed his pitching which subsequently hurt his arm and forced him to de- pend on curves instead of the fast hail That proved to be Dizzy's downfall as a pitcher From a 30-7 record in in 1935 and 24-13 in Dean slipped to 13-10 in 1937 Sold to Chicago Cubs for and three players in he helped the Cubs to the 1938 pennant with a 7-1 record and started one game in the World Series against the New York Yankees His career actually ended after a 3-3 record with the Cubs in except for one game in 1947 with the old St Louis Browns when he had become a baseball radio an- nouncer He said he had become a sports 'commultator In his brief Dean won 150 games in the major including 27 and lost 83 He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1953 Stories about Dizzy Dean became baseball legend Dizzy was born Jan but there were conflicting reports on his full name and place of birth Some years Dizzy said his name was Jay Hannah Dean and not Jerome Herman Dean I arrived in this world at Ark and don't let nobody tell you he said Dizzy had been in the habit of constantly giving out different birthdates and birthplaces Asked about he said was helpin' the writers out Them ain't scoops Writing to a sports writer friend from Ark before the 1932 Dizzy set the tone for his future bragging in the big leagues by saying I have only a fair I should win 20 games of I ex- pect to have a good season I am sorry you bush league sports writers are not going to the big parade with but am glad you guys will get to read about me if not write about me Dean passes on Dizzy seen m a Chicago Cub uniform at left and an Old-Timers outfit at died at the age of 64 years following a heart attack. Umpire says eight fights Herb Culler Are the Dodgers highlighted Brewers' game places first worried about THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Every time Bob Coluccio of Milwaukee Brewers stepped into the batter s box Tuesday night things began to happen around him The first three times Co- luccio scored two runs and drove in a third as the Brewers edged Minnesota Twins 5-4 in an American League baseball game The fourth time he got in tront of a pitch by Ray touching off a brawl that one umpire said featured least eight good fights Corbm s pitch struck Coluc- cio in the head dropping him to the dirt and knocking his helmet 10 feet away Everyone was huddled around Coluccio Corbin said later And the next thing I knew Briggs and Scott started after m- and before you knew things were out of hand Coluccio was out cold for several but left the field under his own power He was taken to hospital for pre cautionary x-rays Head umpire Bill Haller could have ejected a'most everybody he let everybody stay We could have kicked out about 25 he said There were at least eight good fights In it was one of the better baseball brawls I ve seen Even Corbm was allowed to continue Plate umpire Merle Anthony described the knock- down pitch as a fastball that moved in and Coluccio appar- ently froze Even managers Frank Quilici of Minnesota and Del Crandall of Milwaukee scuffl- ed briefly In Tuesday s other California Angels clouted Cleveland Indians Oakland A s nipped Baltimore Orioles New York Yankees blanked Texas Rangers Kansas City Royals edged Boston Red Sox 5 4 and Chicago White Sox shut out Detroit Tigers 6-0 George Medich blanked the Rangers on five hits and Sandy Alomar and Bobby Murcer drove in third-inning runs as the Yankees handed 19 year-old David Clyde his seventh loss in a row Steve Busby struggled through the first three innings for Kansas City giving up all four Boston then shut out the Red Sox on three hies the rest of the way Jim Kaat allowed only two singles and Dick Bill Melton and Brian Downing homered for the White Sox as they blanked the Tigers Herb Culler of Wrentham captured his second straight Raymond Invitational Golf Tournament recently The sharpshooting defending champion was at his best and bested all-comers on the par 35 nine-hole course Bruce Heggie of the host club placed second in the championship flight Meanwhile other flight winners in the one-day event include Firit flight 1 Ed Mahalik Lethbndge 2 Tom Horn Lethbndge Second 1 Brian McNeely Raymond 2 David James Montreal Third flight 1 Larry Hamilton Lethbndge 2 Doug Mueller Lethbndge Fourth flight 1 Jim Kato Lethbndge 2 Reed McNeely Raymond Fifth flight 1 Verl Meldrum Raymond 2 Mike Mueller Lelhbndge MANUFACTURER'S CLEARANCE Men's Slacks be 750 PAIR DRESS PANTS Cotton. 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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Los Angeles Dodgers hold a commanding lead in baseball's National League pennant but Cincinnati holds the psychological advan says Sparky the Reds manager don't think they will ever stop think- ing of Anderson said Tuesday night after his club beat St Louis Cardinals 12-7 The Reds now are 6V2 games behind the Dodgers because Los Angeles lost an 8-7 deci- sion to Montreal Expos Tues- day night In Tuesday s other Lakers drop verdict CALGARY Right- fielder Bob Dinges knocked in six runs to lead Calgary Giants to a 14-8 victory over Lethbndge Lakers in an Alberta Major Baseball League game Tuesday night The two clubs split 34 hits in a wide-open contest with Dinges' bases-loaded triple and John Edwards two-run home run the big blows Dinges also added two singles to the attack Bob Papworth had three hits for the winners For Kent Peterson had four Gary Picone three hits and Rob Roy smashed a 385-foot home run Jim Lemon was the winning pitcher for the giants while Al Ferchuk took the loss Meanwhile Phil Urabe clouted a grand-slam home run in the bottom of the llth inning to give Red Deer Generals a 9-6 win over Barrhead Cardinals and start the Generals on their way to a sweep of an a league doubleheader Tuesday night Generals won the seven- inning second game 4-3 The first game was the completion of a game June 6 which was called after eight innings because of darkness with the score tied 4-4 Barrhead went ahead 6-4 in the top of the llth when Del Shaffnck and Dave Robb delivered run-scoring singles But Jim Crabb led off the Red Deer half of the inning with a home run and Urabe smashed a 350-foot line drive over the right-field wall after losing pitcher Keith Van Der Keere had given up a single to Marty Coil and walked two other Red Deer batters Three Red Deer pitchers combined to hold Cardinals to three hits through 6 2-3 innings of the second game but Barrhead rapped four straight hits and scored two runs off Fred Cardwell to get to within one run in the seventh However Cardwell got Shaffrick to pop up to end the saving the win for Don Pasutto Losing pitcher Terry Hendley homered for Barrhead's other run in the first inning Pittsburgh Pirates beat Houston Astros Chicago Cubs tripped Atlanta Braves San Diego Padres shaded Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants whipped New Yoik Mets 9-4 Left-hander Dor. Gullett sty- mied St Louis for 6 2-3 innings and contributed three hits as the Reds built a 10-0 lead in the second inning He and Joe Morgan each drove in two runs Willie Davis tied the game in the ninth inning with his fifth hit and Ken Singleton produced the game-winner for Monti eal with a sacrifice fly as ihe Dodgers suffered the fourth loss in their last five games The Dodgers had scored four runs in the the last two on Ken McMullen's to take a 7-6 lead In the Davis singled home pinch-runner Boots Day and sent Larry Lintz to third base to score on Singleton's fly Jim Rooker scattered eight hits and Ed Kirkpatnck drove in two runs with a bases- loaded single during a four- run third inning for the Pirates that erased a 2-1 Houston lead Billy Williams drove in two runs with a double and two singles for the who have beaten Atlanta eight times in 11 tries this season San Diego overcame a 4-1 Philadelphia lead in the tying the game on back-to- back homers by Nate Willie McCovey and Dave Wmfield and winning it when Dave Roberts reached base on an error and Glenn Beckert and Bobby Tolan singled Two-run triples by Chris Ar- nold and Garry Maddox high- lighted a six-run fifth inning for the Giants Berra names pitchers SAN FRANCISCO Los Angeles Dodger right- handers Andy and reliever Mike were among eight National League pitchers named today by manager Yogi Berra for next Tuesday's All-Star baseball game at Pittsburgh Only Messersmith and Philadelphia left-hander Steve have been on previous All-Star squads Messersmith was on the 1971 American League team but did not pitch Carlton pitched in the 1969 and 1972 games and got credit for a 9-3 victory in 1969 Other selections by the New York Met were left-handers Ken Brett of Pittsburgh and Jon Matlack of New and right-handers Buzz Capra of Atlanta Lynn McGlothen of St Louis and Steve Rogers of Montreal 10- 10 ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES National League Eail W U Pel. GBL Philadelphia 46 44 511 Montreal 43 44 494 2 St Louis 44 46 489 2 Pittsburgh 40 49 449 Chicago 39 49 443 6 New York 38 50 432 7 West Los Angeles 61 31 663 Cincinnati 55 38 591 Houston 49 43 533 12 Atlanta 49 45 521 13 San Francisco 41 52 441 San Diego 41 55 427 22 TODAY'S GAMES New York Seaver or Apodaca at San Francisco D Acquisto Houston Wilson at Pittsburgh Demery or Reuss Chicago Hooton at Atlanta Capra Cincinnati T Carroll at St Louis Forsch or Curtis Philadelphia Lonborg at San Diego Jones Montreai Rigers at Los Angeles John TUESDAY'S RESULTS Chicago 220 001 13 2 Atlanta 020 000 7 3 Reuschel and Swisher Harrison Leon House J Niekro and Oates Houston 020 000 000-2 8 1 PlttS 104 COO 10 0 Dierker Richard Scherman and Johnson Rooker and Sanguillen Bnnkman HR Cmcm 730 020 19 1 St Louis 000 002 730 Gullett Borbon and Plummer Forsch Curtis Folkers Hrabosky Pena and Hill Montreal 131 000 15 0 Los Angeles 000 000 12 2 Renko Taylor Montague and Stlnson Foote Morales Button Zahn Downing Marshall Hough and Ferguson New York 000 010 11 1 San FranciscoOOO 061 13 0 Koosman Miller Sadecki and Grote Barr and Boc- cabella Philadelphia 000 011 11 2 San Diego 000 100 9 1 Ruthven Hernaiz and Boone Grelf Tomlin Romo and Kendall HRs McCovey Wm- field LEAGUE LEADERS AB Garr All Smith SL Gross Hou Zisk Pgh Cm Schmidt Pha GBL h 1 2 3 4 5 6 9 17 Cash Pha Brock SI Garvey LA Buckner. 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