Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Tfivnfry, July 19, mi THI UTHMIDOI HIXAID f By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 'I've always believed that August and September are the crucial months of the says Willie Stargeil of Pitts- burgh Pirates. Whitey Lockman of Chicago Cubs isn't even thinking that lar ahead. ''Losing six in a row is not what I consider real Lockman said Wednesday after his Cubs lost 8-5 to San Diego Padres in Chicago and nearly handed their first-place berth in lie National League East to St. Louis Cardinals. "The Cardinals are hot, but the time we play them here the last weekend of July, we might be six or seven games ahead of he said. The Cubs are still a razor-thin half-game ahead of St. Louis, That smarts Calgary Stampeder receiver Tom Forzani (22) gets wresried to the ground Wed- nesday night in a losing cause as the Stamps lost 17-15 to Edmonton Eskimos. Lowry Briley (73) caught Forzani whilexTherman Couch simply added the finishing Will be out fishing at the time Harvey refuses induction MILFORD, Mass. (AP) Doug Harvey said Wednesday he will "be out fishing" next month when he is scheduled to be inducted into Canada's Hockey Hail of Fame. Harvey, a coach and scout for Houston Aeros of (he World Hockey Association, told tbe Worcester Gazette in an Inter- view at bis hockey camp: "I'm not sure when the in- duction ceremonies are, but whenever they are, I plan to be out fishing." Harvey end two others are Golden Blades pick up Howell NEW YORK (AP) Veteran defenceman Harry Howell, an- nouncing he was "feeling fine and happy to be back in New signed a two-year con- tract Wednesday with New York Golden Blades of tbe World Hockey Association. Toe 41-year-old defenceman a 20-year man in the National Hockey League with New York Rangers, California Golden Seals and Los Angeles Kings, agreed, to terms less than 24 hours after receiving his re- lease from the Kings. Howell began bis career in 1962 with the Rangers, for whom he played 17 seasons. Tbe most productive of those years was 1966-67, when he scored. 12 goals and 28 assists for 40 points in earning fast team all-star recognition and tbe Norris Trophy as the League's top defenceman. But his play faltered hi 1969 due to a back injury. After a spinal fusion operation, hi which certain bones in the back were welded together for strength, Howell was sold to tbe Golden Seals. From there be went to tbe Kings, where he played for the last two seasons. Los Angeles offered him a coaching at a substantial cut in pay with their Portland affiliate in the Western Hockey League, but Howel balked at tbe plan and was given his release from the club. "There were only two places I wanted to Angeles or New Howell said. "I wanted to continue as a player, not as a coach." So he chose New York and the Golden Blades, whose defen- sive record last year was the worst in the WHA. They fin- ished in the Eastern Division "My major concerns right now are helping cut down on tbe goals against record and making the Howell said. '1 feel Pm ready. I wouldn't play unless I was." scheduled to be inducted into tbe Hall Aug. 23 at tbe Cana- dian National Exhibition grounds in Toronto. He played 14 years with Montreal Cana- diens, winning the Norris Tro- phy as the National Hockey League's leading defenceman eight times. He was released by Montreal in the mid-1960s. Harvey said the Hall of Fame is "nothing but politics, and that's one played." game I've never He said the Han of Fame has "overlooked a hell of a lot of fine hockey players because those players just didn't know the right people." "There were a lot of guys who made it on nothing more titan publicity he said. Selections for the Hall of Fame are made by a ber committee. Harvey, Chuck Rayner, a goalie for New York Rangers who retired in 1952. and Thomas Smith, who played before the Fust World War, were named by the committee June 13. Lefty Reid, curator for the HaU of Fame, told The Gazette be believes Harvey will be the first player ever to turn down selection to the Hall. Reid said that a player se- lected to the Hall wfll be en- shrined whether be wants to be or not. Transmission Oil Coolers Protect Your Car While Pulling a Trailer Compact Ib, Capacity Cooler by Bclon plus installation CONTACT ELDORADO CHINOOK TRAILER SALES 2910 1st AVE. S. TRAILER SALES Sth AVE. and 5th ST. S. TRAVEL CRAFT PONDEROSA TRAILER SALES TRAILER SALES 3rd AVE. and ISHi S. AVE. 21st ST. S. PREBCO RECREATION VEHICLES 600 4rfi AVE. NORTH For all your recreation vehide needs. BERRA FINED ATLANTA (AP) Yogi Berra, manager of New York Mets, was notified Wednesday by National League President Chub Feeney that he bad been fined for being ejected by umpire Ed from Monday night's baseball game Atlanta. Two unknowns look sharp in American League Cubs are being hard-pressed are not exactly household names. Both were named to the American League all-star team earlier this week, however, and Wednesday they showed why. Lee, rumored to be on Bos- ton's trading block this spring, pitched the Bed Sox to a 6-1 vic- ;ory over Chicago White Sox, scattering eight hits. Colbora, meanwhile, hurled a five-hitter-despite dis- thanks to San Francisco Giants, who snapped the Cards' five- ;ame winning streak with an 8- t victory. EXPOS WIN SQUEAKER In the rest of the National Pittsburgh Pirates downed Los Angeles Dodgers 3- 2, New York Mets lambasted Atlanta Braves 12-2, Cincinnati Reds beat Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 and Montreal Expos edged Houston Astros 3-2 in 10 innings. What happened to the Cubs in Wrigtey field was almost sym- bolic of what's been happening to them the past few weeks, mainly disaster. They lost Ail-Star third base- man Ron Santo indefinitely in a baseline collision. And Ferguson Jenkins of Chatham, Ont., tost the game under a hail of home runs by the Padres. Santo hit a grounder and stretched to reach first base just before being tagged by Nate Colbert. Santo collapsed, was carried off the field on a stretcher and required hospital treatment for a muscle injury in his tower left back. ROBERTS HITS TWO Jenkins, meanwhile, was tagged for his 26th, 27th and homers of the season. Two of them came off the bat of Dave 'Roberts, whose second one put the Padres ahead for good in the seventh inning. The Cards were victimized by San Francisco's 14-iit attack. Gary Matthews led it with a two-run homer and a run-scor- ing double and Tito Fuentes added two run-scoring singles. Stargeil had a perfect four- for-four night with two singles, a double and tbe home run. The homer, his 27th, gave the Pi- rates the win. Staub drove in five runs with a pair of burners and a bases-loaded walk and John Milner hit a three-run homer for the Mets to back the five-hit pitching of Tom Seaver. KOSCO CLICKS Andy Kosco hit a three-run homer during a five-run sixth inning and a run-scoring double in a two-run eighth for the Reds. Ron Hunt was hit for the 22nd time tins year and the 223th in Ms career, and went on to score the winning run for the Expos in the 10th inning when Hous- ton's Juan Pizarro unleashed a wild pitch. Tonight, the Dodgers play at Pittsburgh, the Giants at St. Louis, tbe Mets at Atlanta and the Fhfflies at Cincinnati. The Padres and Cubs play an after- noon game at Chicago. As American League pitchers go, Bill Lee and Jim Colborn Majesties force one more game The pennant winning Great West Tires Majesties forced a third and final match in the City Women's Fastball League championship finals by drop- ping tbe Labor Club Larks 18-14 Wednesday night The Larks bad scored a 1-6 victory hi the best-of-Chree ser- ies opener Monday night but the high-scoring contest last night evened tile playoff finals at one game apiece. In last mght's coated, fte Majesties rallied for five runs in the top of tbe seventh in- ning to upend tbe Larks. The Larks had tallied 11 runs in tbe third inning and lead 14- 13 after six complete frames tat couldn't hang on for tbe title. Jean Stringham went the dis- tance to earn tbe mound win white Mabel HarroM suffered tbe loss. Anita Grant, Linda McKenae and Gloria Lazarick led the! winners at the plate with twoj singles apiece white Judy -Me- Naba stroked a double and two singles for the losers. JEva Derringer and Sheila Medori also poked a pair of singles in a losing cause. Meanwhile the North Star Bantams coasted to a 13-8 vic- tory over the Mighty Mites and wul now represent southern Alberta in tbe provincial mid- get gate' playoff finals August in Lethbridge. The North Stars captured the best-oMhree playoff series in two straight games. In last night's game, Noreen Sanford with reBef heht from Kathy McCune picked VQ the win Gafl Biancbard was tagg- ed with the loss. Darcy James stroked a pair of singles for tbe winners while Jane Busowsky and Biancbard rapped two singles each in a losing effort. ______ Meanwhile hi Commercial Men's Slow Pitch League play Western Truck and Body Steep-> ere edged Haico Wickes War- riors 14-10. Winy Brees bested George: Androkovich on the mound with the aid of Hugo Brees' home run. i with home plate umpire Joe Mil- waukee Brewers posted a 34 win over Texas Rangers. Elsewhere in the American League, Minnesota Twins blanked New York Yankees 3-0, Detroit Tigers routed Kansas City Royals 144, Ori- oles stopped Oakland Athletics 5-2 and Cleveland Indians beat California Angels 10-8 in 11 in- Bota Lee and Colborn are spending their first full seasons as regular starters, and both are making the most of then- opportunities. Lee, whose victory moved the Red Sox to within 1% games of first-place New York in the AL East, has a 12-3 record and 2.37 earned run average. Tommy Harper provided the batting support for Lee, belting fourth a three-tan in the last week. "Tommy does so many things to help the club, it's almost un- said Boston ager Eddie Kasko. "He certainly has caught fire at tbe right time." Colborn boosted his record to 13-5 and dipped his ERA to 2.78 with his shutout over Texas. Dave May cracked a two-run homer to back him up. Eskimos hand Stamp third setback Rookie sharp for Blue Bombers By THE CANADIAN PRESS. Gerry Griffin, a tough line- backer from the injury-and re- tirement-riddled Edmonton Es- kimo defence, and quarterback Tommy Pharr, .who super- charged a .sputtering Winnipeg Blue Bombers' offence ted their teams to home exhibition vic- tories Wednesday .night. Pharr relieved All-Star quar- terback Don Jonas one minute into the second'quarter and led the team to 18 points in the sec- ond quarter of the Bombers' 22- 7 Western Football Conference victory over B.C. lions. Griffin stopped halfback Silas McKianie cold on Calgary Stampeders' 25-yard-line, end- ing tie Stampeders' attempt at ball control with 1% minutes re- maining in the game and set- og up Dave Cutler's last-play eld goal for a 17-15 victory. It was not for lack of trying that the Lions' offence failed to score in tbe first half. But three times they were stopped on third and short yardage inside the Winnipeg 30. Linebacker Phil Minnick twice stopped B.C. running back Johnny Musso, and defen- sive tackle Mike Dirks inter- cepted Lion quarterback Don Moorhead's pass (he third time. KICKS FIELD GOAL Jonas kicked a 35-yard field goal in the first minute of the second quarter and Jim Duke tackled Moorhead in tbe end zone to give the Bombers a 54 lead. Pharr pitched to halfback Alan Thompson who struck day McEvoy for 34 yards, then capped the drive with a six- yard touchdown pass to Tom Scott. Jonas faked a field goal late in the second quarter and passed 19 yards to Paul Wil- liams to set up Tom Walker's three-yard touchdown plunge from tbe three. Winnipeg's other four points came from Walt McKee, who boomed one of several long punts 62 yards for a single and hit on a 42-yard field goal, both hi tbe fourth quarter. Moorhead found Lefty Hen- Lilly retiring and that's it? DALLAS (AP) Veteran Bob Lffly, the Dallas Cowboys' unhappy tackle, will flv back to California with the club's gen- eral manager, Tex Schramm, today, a team spokesman said. He added, however, that Lilly has not reached a firm decision on whether to play another year in the National Football League. Schramm and Lilly agreed to go back to the Cowboy's train- ing camp at Thousand Oaks, Calif., after meeting in Dallas twice Wednesday night. As a result, tbe All-Pro defen- sive tackle cancelled a news conference here today at which he had been expected to dis- close his retirement. DELAYED MEETING IJBy, a former Ail-American at Texas Christian University, originally set the meeting .with newsmen for Wednesday but de- layed it to permit "good friends" in Fort Worth to at- tend. A dose associate bad said USy, 33, was ready to retire his famed No. 74 after 12 years be- cause of "a combination of adding, "There's no more influential person in the world than Tex Schramm, but I doubt Bob will change .his mind." Lilly signed a new two-year contract with the Cowboys for about a year several days ago. He started to the California training camp Monday but ap- parently became depressed over team problems while talk- ing in flight with Jethro Pugh, the other starting Cowboy tackle. Pugh bad been having contract problems with UK club's management. DID NOT REPORT Lilly did not report to camp, telling Ms wife, Arm, mat in- stead-he was coming back to Dallas until management "gets this mess straightened out." Coach Tom Landry, Schramni and team-mates Lee Roy Jor- dan and Roger Stanbacb bad been trying to talk Lilly back into the Cowboy camp by tele- phone. Liny is one of several missing members of the 1972 Super Bowl champion team. Centre Dave Manders retired Tuesday, and quarterback Craig Morton is staying away from training camp in a contract dispute. drkkson on a four-yard down pass in the final quarter to put the Lions on the board. Ted Gerela converted. In Edmonton, Griffin's key tackle forced the Stampeders to punt, giving the Eskimos the ball at centre field. A 10-yard run by quarterback Tom Wilkinson, his pass to tight end Tyrone Walls for another. 10 yards and two short-yardage plays put Cutler within field goal range. HITS FROM 22 YARDS Cutler bad taken Edmonton to a 4-0 lead on a single and a field goal in the lacklustre first half and bad hit again from 22 yards in the third to give bis team a 7-0 lead. Calgary bit the Scoreboard in the third quarter on a single off a field goal attempt by Larry Robinson. Jim Lmdsey, who replaced starter Jerry Keeling after mm minutes of the second quarter, hit John Senst with a touchdown pass from 12 yards with Robin- son converting to give the stjirytpeoers an 8-7 xeau. Wilkinson retaliated early in the final quarter, running 17 yards for a touchdown when he found his receivers were cov- ered to give Edmonton a 144 lead. Lmdsey then engineered a pair of fourth-quarter marches, the fast of which failed when end Herman Harrison to squeeze a short-pass after two end-zone tosses' to halfback Rudy Lmtennan went incomplete. The second march which started at the Calgary 43, was capped when Lmdsey threw seven yards to Tom Forzani, giving Calgary a 15-14 lead. 1858 DISTILLED, MATURED AND BOTTLED UNDER CANADIAN GOVERNMENT SUPERVISION The right rye at the right price. Right now. Right here in Alberta.