Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
12 THE LETHMIDOi HERALD Saturday, Juiy 21, 1973 Lakers host six-team event All-Canadian tourney under way at Henderson The Alberta Major Baseball Canadian" Tourna- ment got under way as sched- uled this afternoon at the Hen- derson Stadium. All six teams in the AMBL are taking part in the two-day single-knockout event which is part of a playoff to determine the Alberta representatives in the Canadian finals slated for August 11-12 in Edmunston, New Brunswick. The winners of this tourney will advance to a playoff against the winners of the Al- berta Amateur Baseball Asso- ciation for the eastern trip. The two-day affair got under way this afternoon at two o'clock when the Calgary Jim- jfife got just over three hours Wood needed a rest By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Chuck Tanner didn't want Wilbur Wood to pitch with only one day's rest between starts, so he gave him 3% hours in- stead. The manager of Chicago White Sox donned his thinking cap when New York Yankees kayoed his knuckleballing ace in an eight-run first inning as- sault that highlighted a 20-hit, 12-2 romp in the opener of Fri- day's twi-night doubleheader. "As soon as I took him out, he asked me if I wanted him to start the second Tanner said "I told him Fd decide later. Then I talked to Johnny (pitching coach Johnny Sain) and he said it's a good idea and I agreed." Roy White's grand slam home run chased Wood in the fifth in- ning of the nightcap as the Yanks completed a 7-0 sweep behind Sam McDowell's two-hit- ter in a game halted by rain in the bottom of the sixth. The double defeat lowered Wood's once-glamorous record to 18-14 and made him the big- gest loser in the major tied with Cleve- land Indians' Gaylord Perry, who lost to Oakland (K5 Fri- Williams will recover in time BOSTON (AP) The Ameri- can League said Friday that manager Dick Williams of Oak- Hand Athletics will be suf- ficiently recovered from sur- gery to manage the league team in the all-star baseball game next Tuesday in Kansas City. Williams underwent an emer- gency appendectomy Thursday night at Merritt Hospital in Oakland. A spokesman for the league said American League presi- dent Joe Cronin bad spoken to Williams Friday and had assur- ances from Wm and from his doctors that Williams would be ready for the game. don't expect him to be very the spokesman said, "but he will be there. Hell have Chuck Tanner serving as Ms chief lieutenant." Tanner is manager of Chicago White Sox, who finished second to Oakland in the American League West last season. The manager of the pennant- winning team manages his league's All-Star team. The run- ner-up team manager would re- place him in the event of ill- ness, according to the league spokesman. Williams, 44, is in his third season as The Athletics' man- ager. His team captured divi- sion titles in 1971 and 1972 and won the World Series over Cin- cinnati last year. Williams managed Boston Red Sox to the American League pennant in 1967, two years after starting his career as a manager with Toronto Maple Leafs of the Inter- national League. Short sport WHITE SENT DOWN KANSAS CITY (AP) Kan- sas City Royals of the Ameri- can League announced Friday night they have optioned in- fielder Frank White to their Omaha farm club in the Ameri- can Association. A team spokes- man said the move was made to make room on the roster for left-handed reliever Joe Hoer- ner. who was purchased from the Atlanta Braves Wednesday. FOOT BONE BROKEN ARLINGTON, Tex. (AP) Rko Carty of Texas Rangers of the American League mU be out for approximately one week with a small broken bone in his right foot Carty, Rangers' left fielder, suffered the injury Thursday night while sliding into second base against Mil- waukee Brewers. The extent of lie damage was not determined until Friday. BRITISH STAR UPSET HOLYAKE, England (AP) Patti Hogan of LaJolla, Calif., upset British star Virginia Wade 9-7. 6-2 Friday and gained the women's single final of. the Holyake Tennis Tournament, where she will meet Sharon Walsh of San Rafael, Calif. Miss Walsh beat Karen Krantzcke of Australia 6-2, 6-2 in the other semi-final. TUNEUP FOR FOREMAN SAN DIEGO (AP) A six- round exhibition Aug. 3 in the San Diego Coliseum between world heavyweight champion George Foreman and Young Billy Ryan of Fresno was an- nounced by boxing promoter Mickey Davies Friday. CANADA'S NO. 1 LOADER BOBCAT 4 wheel drive 4 models 500 Ib. to Ib. PHONE it Rent with or without operator "tc Contract fills Sheveb ll ___ AUTHORIZEO DISTRIBUTOR C and J EQUIPMENT RENTALS 1410 2nd Ave, S., letiibridge day well as the big- gest winner. Elsewhere in the American League, California Angels whip- ped Baltimore Orioles 8-3, Bos- ton Red Sox blanked Minnesota Twins 5-0, Kansas City Royals trimmed Milwaukee Brewers 6- 1 and Texas Rangers held off Detroit Tigers 8-6. Cleveland is at Oakland, Chi- cago at New York, Minnesota in Boston, Baltimore at California, Detroit at Texas and Milwaukee at Kansas City in today's ac- tion. A full slate of single games is set for Sunday with Cleveland at Oakland, Milwaukee at Kansas City, Chicago at New York, Boston entertaining Min- nesota, Baltimore at California and Detroit at Texas. Tanner bad to make a deci- sion when Wood was routed in the opener before he could re- tire a batter. "I didn't want him to come back Sunday with only one day's Tanner explained. "We bad a chance to go with our best, and if you don't do that, you're crazy. We gave the Yankees extra opportunities. "He could have won the sec- ond game. He was pitching real well In the first game he just didn't have it." Wood, who bad beaten the Yankees eight straight times since July 18, 1971, struck out leadoff man Horace Clarke in the first inning of the opener, but a passed ball allowed Clarke to reach base. After a steal and a walk, White hit a two-run double. Bobby Murcer added an RBI single, Tburman Munson doubled and Craig Net- tles' two-run single chased Wood. MELTON ERROR COSTLY Clarke opened the fourth in- ning of the second game with a single and thrid baseman Bill Melton threw Whke's one-out double play grounder into right field. One out later, right fielder John Jeter dropped Celerino Sanchez' liner as two runs scored. John Stephenson's two-run single and a two-run double by Alan Gallagher highlighted a six-run third inning that pow- ered the Angels and Bill Singer, past the Orioles. Home runs by Tommy Harper in the first inning and Cartton Fisk in the second off Bert Blyleven backed the five-hit pitching of John Curtis and led the Red Sox over the Twins. Ray Fosse singled home Joe Rudi with the tie-breaking run in the sixth inning and then scored what proved to be the winning run on a double by Bert Campaneris as the A's nipped the Indians. The victory was Catfish Hunter's 10th in a row and gave him a 15-3 mark. Hal McRae's two-run single featured a three-run second in- ning and Steve Hovley singled home two more in the eighth as the Royals beat the Brewers. The Rangers lashed six con- jsecutive hits in a six-run first linning, including a two run 'double by Jim Mason and a two-run single by Ken Suarez, and then held off a late rally to defeat the Tigers. 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This contest is slated for one o'clock. The final game of the tourney starts at four o'clock. Meanwhile outfielder Jesse Chavez rapped four hits, in- cluding a three-run triple, and left bander Pat Murphy delivered a five hitter as the Tigers thrashed the Jimmies 9- 2 Friday. Tigers tagged loser Juan Ichelberger for 13 hits. Five of the nine runs scored against the Calgary hurler were earn- ed. A two-run double by Greg Warzecka gave the Tigers the lead in the third inning and they scored four times in the sixth on an error, three singles and Chavez's bases loaded blow. Dave SowrnsM hit a two- run double in the ninth inning and catcher Orv Franchuk drove in the Tigers' final run with a single. ERRORS HELPED Jimmies scored once in the fifth inning on two errors and a single by Ichelberger. Playing manager John Elick socked a solo home run in the sixth. Murphy struckout 12 and walked four in pitching his fifth victory in seven decisions. Ichelberger struck out 11. Kamloops Okonots and Leth- bridge Lakers have been ac- cepted into the "Calgary major baseball The Okonots and Lakers join Cal- gary Giants and Jimmies and Red Deer Generals and Sas- katchewan representatives Eston Ramblers and Saska- toon Commodores, in the bat- tle for in prize money and the Molson's champion- ship awards. The tourney gets underway Friday, July 27, and runs through Sunday, July 29. The Okonots are reputed to have a strong pitching staff this year certainly a 'must' for toiH-nament play with lefthanders, Bob Bridges, from Arizona, and Norm Meun- ier, from Sacramento, Califor- nia; and June Jermany, a righthander from the Univer- sity of Washington being the aces of the mound brigade. Dick Bass, an outfielder from San Mateo, California, is lead- ing the team offensively, with a .387 batting average. Kamloops manager, Lynn Bylund, has been building a strong club for the past year in order to give their city strong representation at an in- ternational tournament which will be staged in Kamloops on the Labour Day weekend. Edmonton .002 OM 11 2 Calgary 000 Oil 252 Munihy 2-3) Durham Paul (9) and Suarez. DUAL STEEL RADIAL TIRES MILE Written Guarantee ELRICH TIRE LTD.