Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 23, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
C IETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, July 23, 19.3 Gene Littler happy about the outcome ST. LOUIS (AP) Gene Lit tier looked as if he didn't know to laugh or cry. He set tied for a big sigh of relief as broad smile spread across his pale, usually expressionless face. "When you do something you believed you could never do again, it's got to be a grea the 43-year-old veterar said after his emotion-chargequad that I think can ays Anderson, the luckless manager who has lost the World Series twice and was also he loser in the 1971 all-star game in Detroit. A sellout crowd of is jxpeeted to watch the 44th mid- ummer game Tuesday night at loyals Stadium while millions more tune in on television. Anderson would seem to have the advantage in this deal. For a variety of reasons, two of the American League's prize play- ers will be absent. ALLEN, WOOD ABSENT First baseman Dick Allen of Cnicago White Sox has a frac- ured left leg. Wilbur Wood of he White Sox, the American League's biggest winner with 18 ictories, declined an invitation o pitch in the all-star game be- ause his son faces minor sur- ery. And Williams, who had an mergency appendectomy last week, has expressed a desire to e in uniform Tuesday. He was from hospital Sunday. Anderson is still not free of ad luck, however. He lost his wn shortstop, Dave Coa- "epcion, from the National jeague roster. Conception suf- ered a severe ankle dislocation and fractured fibula in Sunday's ame against Montreal Expos. He will be replaced by Los An- geles shortstop Bffl Russell. Anderson has tradition on his side; the National League has won the baseball classic 10 times in the last 11 games. He also has Tom Seaver of New York Mets as the senior mem- ber of his all-star pitching staff. The American League staff boasts some fine pitchers, too, including Nolan Ryan, who ha beer in the middle of a mil and Williams; well, Passulo (8) and SECOND Blockers OM ON 170 Giants 000 000 Winder and Gullett; Peterson. Parks (9) and McCauley. (SEMI-FINAL) Lakers Oil OH 031 13 2 Giants MO JOO 100 U 4 Lewis, Parks (7) and McAuley; Tay- lor. Maxwell (5) Veres (8) Sullivan (8) itarchuk (9) and Maxwell HRs: Lethbridge M. Maxwell (2) Calgary Heron (1) Moffat FINAL Generals 100 003 000- 4 Lakers 13 1 Farehuk. Taylor (5) and B. Max- well; McKee, Pozzo Passuto fit, McCook. HRs: Red Pozzo (1) McKee m. Like Vultures Taber triumphs Performing namesake the true to their Taber Vultures made lean pickings of the car- cass of the Lethbridge Royals m Junior League action on the weekend. Royals, who breezed through the league with an unblemish- ed record, were literally >ushed by the Vultures in a two-game, total-goal series Sat- urday and Sunday. In tbe first game Taber sur- msed the Royals 4-2 and then ore them apart 7-fl in tbe sec- ond for a resounding 11-2 two- jame victory. Taber now awaits the winner of the Black lawks-Rangers series for tbe eague cup final. The winner of the league cup will play in Cal- ?arv ait the annual Labor Day towmannent Sunday the well-coached Ta- ber club got three goals from Peter Gregus, by far the best: player in the series. Pat Payne notched two markers while came from Ron MicbaJ-1 sou tod Doroe Mills. back to the Giants in the bot- tom of the seventh. With an 8-2 lead and only two innings remaining, the Giants seemed well assured of a spot in the tourney final. But the Lakers just wouldn't lie down and die and scored three runs in each of the eighth and ninth innings along with two in the eleventh for the vic- tory. Marty Maxwell and Tim Ne- grello were tbe heroes of the day as they came up with bril- liant individual performances to power the Lakers' attack. Maxwell carried the booming bat as he hammered two home runs along with a single while Negrello added three doubles and a pair of singles. MARTY MAXWELL Two home runs Al Ferchuk, who came into relief in the ninth inning earned the mound win while Hi Lews suffered the loss. All told, the Lakers went through staff of their entire five which pitching included starter Rod Taylor who seem- ed to have his share of prob- lems. Taylor was tagged fora three-run home run by Stew Heron in the fourth inning while giving up six other.hits in his four-inning appearance. In the championship final, the Lakers had a relatively easy time disposing the Gen- erals. The Lakers tallied one run in the first inning, five in the fourth, one in the fifth and three in the sixth to win hand- ily. Al Ferchuk, who lasted six innings picked up his second de- cision of the day while starter Al McKee was handed the low. Brown led the Lakers with a double and a single while Marty Maxwell chipped in with a pair of singles. Blair Hanna managed three singles in a losing cause. Meanwhile in other games staged on the weekend, the Generals sidelined the Calgary Jimmies 13-9 in the tourney opener Saturday, and the Cal- gary Giants edged out the Ed- monton Blockers 3-1. Aaron thinks he may make it this year AL FERCHUK Pair of wins Panasiuk can blame his father KINGSTON, Ont. (CP) Bob Panasiuk has only his father to blame for winding up an also- ran in the annual Lab- >att's Invitational golf tourna- ment here during the weekend. While the 30-year-old from Yindsor, Ont, was away get- ing lessons in Toronto, Wilf H o m n u i k from Winnipeg moved into Panasiuk's Hydea- way club and picked up some crucial putting strategy fro Nick Panasiuk, Bob's father. As a result of the lessons, Homenuik put together three sub-par rounds over Cataraqui's ,808-yard layout, including a one-under par 69 Sunday, to capture the 54-hote tournament with a total of 210. Two shots back was Panasiuk who ripped t be course apart Friday with a competitive course record 64 that had stood i since Kitchener's Gerry selrign fired a 65 in tbe 1958 On- tario Open. "I stopped in Windsor on my way to Kingston and got a put- ting lesson from Bobs father md believe me that was tbe dif- erence between winning and said Homenuik. LESSONS PAY OFF "Tve been bitting the ban wefl this year but haven't been putting worth a 'added tbe veteran of the United States PGA tour. "WeB, it turned around here and it was really ue to Nick's Jesson." The three sub-par rounds Homenuik posted a Satur- ay to move into a tie for tbe lead) marked the first time since the 1972 Dallas Open the Winnipeg veteran had been able to put together under-par scores on three successive days. The victory was worth Hornemnk while Panasiuk, who took some lessons earlier the week from beteran Al folding picked up It pos- hed Homerak's earnings for the ear to and marked ourth time this year Panasiuk, 1972 Canadian Professional Coffers' Association champion, basfaQeo sbort of winning, J ATLANTA (AP) With ca reer home run "No. 700 tucket safely away in the recort books, Atlanta Braves' slugge Henry Aaron now begins th countdown toward ,that othe magic I think maybe I can do this the 39-year-old Aa ron said when asked if he coul break Babe Ruth's all-tim record of 714. "I wanted to have 700 befor the all-star break. I feel that 1 more this season isn't impos- sible." Aaron connected for No. 70 Saturday night against Phila delphia Phillies left-hander Ke Brett, depositing a 400-foo drive 10 rows deep into the leti centre field stands at Atlanta Stadium. "You can tell the commit sfoner that he didn't groove it, said a smiling Aaron. "Tnat's the first one he bit off me and it'll be the sai the 24-year-old Brett, who cap tared his ninth victory of the season in the Phillies' 8-4 come- from behind victory. "I wouldn't care if he hit four home runs off said Brett. "As long as I go in the recon book as winning." KESULTS THE SAME Two other Aaron mUeston home runs came in losing games in Atlanta Stadium. H hit No. 600 off Gaylord Perry then of San Francisco Giants April 27, 1971, and No. 649-the one to pass Willie Philadelphia's Wayne Twitohell on June 10, 1972. Aaron says after 20 years in the majors, nothing surprises him anymore but admits didn't think I'd have 27 horns runs at this time." "I thought about 15 would be right. I'm using a 34-ounce bat, tbe same weight I was us- ing when I was 30 years old. With his baseball life contin uing strong at 39, Aaron plans to continue tbe same schedule for the Braves remaining 60 games. He will pby only one game of doubleheaders. He is currantly averaging one home run per nine at bats this season. At that pace he wouk Bnish the season with 44 am 717 career-wise. If Aaron breaks the recorc this year, he says he will 'honor his contract" He is in the second year of a three-year pact, calling for an- nually. Aaron scoffs at the idea that jitclrers are grooving tbe ball or him. "The ban I bit oat of the park or 700 was a bad pitch. It was ow and inside and I just got enough bat on it" FAN GETS SPOILS For the fan who caught the coveted No. 700, the Braves management gave away 700 sil- ver dollars in return for the ball. It was captured by an 18- 'ear-oJd Atlantan, Robert Win- borne. "I was glad it went into the Robert Aaron stands so a kid like could get the said. ATLANTA (AP) Hank Aaron's milestone home runs in his pursuit of Babe Ruth's career record of 7L4: No. l-April 23, 19W, at SL Loms, off Vic Raschi. No, iW-Aug. U, 1957, at Cincinnati, off Don Gross. No. 200-July 3, 1980, at St. LrraJs, off Ron Kline. No. aaO-April 19, 3963, at New York, off Roger Craig. No. 4W-April 20, 1966, at Philadelphia, off Bo Belinsky. No. SWUJuly 14, 1968, at Atlanta, off Mike McCorraick, San Francisco. No. eW-Apri 27, 1971, at Atlanta, off Gaylord Perry, San Francisco. No. 10, 1972, at Philadelphia, off Wayne Twit- chell, passing Willie Mays, placing Aaron second on tbe all-time list. No. 700-July 21, 1973, at Atlanta, off Ken Brett, Phila- delnbia, i "I'd like to get 714 and 71S here too, but you can't pick and choose when yon hit home runs." Aaron says he is glad to "get to a nice round figure. Now I can start counting down." "I know that I haven't felt any pressure yet, but when I get to 713 I suppose that's when the pressure will start." The native of Mobile, Ala., says the "pitchers are still pitching me the same." "I have to credit the guys that bat behind me. Even be- fore Dusty Baker and Darrell Evans got here, had good hitters I've always behind me. There was Eddie Matthews, Joe Torre, Earl Williams, Rico Carty, Orlando Cepeda. All those guys helped. Without them my success is nothing. "You've got to have good hit- ters behind you. Ruth had Geh- rig and Mans had Aaron readily admits that tbe pressure was far greater on Ro- ger Maris when he hit 61 home runs in 1961 to break Ruth's single-season mark of 60 sat in 1927. "Sure there's a difference be- tween Maris' record and mine. He had a lot more pressure. He had to do it in one season." Aaron's home run and single Saturday night and single Sun- day ran his hitting string to 10 straight and improved bis bat- ting average to .255 with 52 runs batted in. In that stretch he has connected for six home runs and 14 RBL ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES ALBERTA MAJOR South Division W L Per. GBL Lethbridge 14 8 .436 Cal. Giants..... 14 11 .559 Cal. Jimmies 11 12 .478 3% North Division W L Pet. GBL Red Deer 13 II Edm. Tigers 10 12 .444 2 Edm. Blockers 7 17 .285 AMERICAN LEAGUE Easf W L Pet. GBL New York 57 44 .544 Baltimore 51 41 .554 VA Boston 52 44 .542 VA Detroit 49 48 JOS 6 Milwaukee 47 49 .490 Tfi Cleveland 35 43 .357 'iOVi West Oakland 56 42 .571 Kansas City......55 46 MS 2V4 Minnesota 49 47 .510 6 California 48 48 JOG 7 Chicago 49 49 .500 7 Texas 34 61 .358 20V4 SUNDAY'S RESULTS FIRST Ch-cago 001 030 New York 200 000 2 4 1 Bahnsen C13-9) Forster (9) and Herr- mann; Stottlemyre Beene C5> and Munson. SECOND Chicago 000 000 040 New York 200 000 2 0 Stone Fcrster (8) and Brink- man, Peterson Lyle (9) and Moses. Cleveland 110 000 2 12 Oakland 004 OM Bosman Tidrow and Ellis; Holtzman (15-9) and Fosse; HRs: Oak Jackson Johnson Minnesota 400 024 15 0 Boston 000 002 7 IS 1 Kaat Bane Corbln (9; and MItterwald; Lee carman (8) and Fisk. HRs: Min Mitterwald Bos-Cepeda Milwaukee Kansas City Colbcra, Ed 12 1 001 100 7 14 1 Rodriguez (7) and Fwief, Buiby, Hoerner Bird 2 3) (8) and Healy. HRs: Mil-Money 2) Kc-Otfs Baltimore 020 510 000-t 7 California 000 010 0 1 Palmer a 1-6) and Etcheberan; May 6-8) Lange u> Barber (4) Mohtea- gudo and Sfephenson. HRs: Robinson Detroit NO 100 ON 0- J 10 3 210 000 10 Coleman, Hiller (4-3) (2) Miller (10) nd Sims; BIbbv, Brown (2-1) (7) and uerer HRs: Det cash (is> and Rodriguez SATURDAY Boston 3 Minnesota 2 Oakland 5 Cleveland 2 Baltimore S California 3 Camas City 5 Milwaukee 4 4 Detroit 3 Chicago at New York pod. i NATIONAL LEAGUE East Sf. Loins Chicago Pittsburgh Philadelphia Montreal New York Los Angeles Cincinnati San Francisco Houston Atlanta San Diego West W L Pet. GBL 51 4S J31 51 46 .524 Vi 44 48 .489 4 46 51 .474 5Vk 44 5! M3 42 51 .452 <3 37 57 42 -574 54 43 .544 52 50 .510 12 45 57 .441 19 33 65 .337 29 SUNDAY'S RESULTS FIRST San Diego 000000100-1 t Pittsburgh 000 002 Olx-J 7 t Arlin (6-7) and Kendall; Briles R. Henandel GiustI (9) and May, Sanguillen HRs: SECOND San Diego S P-tfsburgh 211 001 1J I Kirby Caldwell Romo Ross (8) and Corrales, Walker Moose Lamb (8) and San- guillen. HRs: (2) Robertson FIRST Philadelphia 100 010 220- f IS -1 Atlanta 030 010 5 13 1 Carlton, Ruthven (4-8) (7) and Boone; Freeman, Leon (0-1) Frr- sella (9) and Velezquez Casanova HRs: son Evans SECOND Philadelphia 1003'0000-S 9 t Atlanta 010000000-1 1 1 Lonborg Brandon (8) and Ryan; Morton House (8) and Casanova San Francisco OM 000 ON) OM Chicago 010 000 000 ON 0-1 10 0 Bradley, Bryant Sosa (5-2) McMahon (13) and Rader; Jenkins, Locker (4-4) (13) and Garrett, Rudolph HR: New York 200 000 100- 311 Houston 100 001 000- 2 Seaver (ll-5) and Grote; Reuss (11-8) Wilson (8) and Edwards, HR- Los Angeles 180100020-4 I 1 St. Louis 080 Oil S 4 Messersmith, Brewer (4-3) John (8) and Ferguson; Cleveland, Folk- ers segui (4-3) Hrabosky (9) ino Montreal 0 Cincinnati 000 420 14 0 McAnally Jarvis Caskey (5) Walker Stoneman <8) and Stinson; Billlngham (14-4) and Bench. HRs: Menke (2X SATURDAY Philadelphia 8 Atlanta Cincinnati 6 Montreal 4 San Francisco 3 Chicago 1 "I. Louis 8 Los Angeles 1 New York 5 Houston 3 San Diego at Pittsburgh ppd. DUAL STEEL RADIAL TIRES MILE Written Guarantee ELRICH TIRE LTD.