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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 28, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta July 28, 1971 THE LFTHMIDGE HERALD 13 Light-hitting Pfeil bells two homers DIED FOLLOWING FIGHT Danny Tucker, 25, right, died Tuesday in a Montreal hospital following his non-title fight bout with Canadian junior welterweight title- holder Reynold Contin. Tucker lapsed In to a coma shortly after losing a technical knockout to Cantin and died in hospital. Even then it ivas too late 'Don't stop it ref MONTREAL (CP) Jamai- can-born Danny Tucker, who lived to be a fighter, died Tues- day in hospital apparently of in- juries received in a non-title fight with Canadian junior wel- terweight champion Reynald Cantin Monday night. Results of an autopsy which was to be performed Tuesday night were not available. "Danny was a straightfor- ward said Abe Pervin, one of his handlers. "He never shot the baloney. He didn't drink, he didn't smoke, he didn't run around with broads. He was a gentleman. "He lived to be a fighter: He wanted to make it so bad. And then something like this hap- pens. How can anybody explain something like that? Tucker, 25, lapsed into a coma after falling to the canvas in the 10th round of his fight against Cantin. He was rushed to hospital and Tuesday morning underwent surgery to remove blood clots from both sides of the brain. Hospital officials also reported that he had suffered a cardiac arrest. Cantin, who was awarded the fight by a technical knockout, chased Tucker around the ring throughout the bout and had him helpless on the ropes when the fight was called. Several times during the fight Cantin implored Tucker to stop fighting. "In the ninth, he (Tucker) told me to give him the smell- ing said Pervin. "But he wouldn't stop." Cantin said after the bout he was surprised Tucker held on as long as he did. "It's really a said Canlin. "He should have given up sooner." The referee Rosario Baillar- gcon said he stopped the bout as soon as it was evident Tucker was not punching back. Ringsidcrs said that, they heard Tucker tell the referee to let the fight go on." "Come on ref. I'm all right, don't stop the Tucker said. They were the last words he spoke before collapsing to the canvas. "There is nothing on my con- said Baillargeon. Canadians couldn't get out of slump AYLESBURY, England (CP) Canadians had a losing time of it Tuesday at the Stoke Mandcville international compe- tition for paraplegics. Canadian contestants were de- feated in basketball and table tennis on the second day of the week-long games for the handi- capped. Sandra Davenport of Freder- icton, a polio victim, was de- feated in table tennis by Leucre Ver Bauwe 21-10, 21-15, after drawing a bye in the first round. Mamie Bovee of Edmonton also lost in table tennis, suffer- ing a first-round setback at the hands of Argentina's Marie Cochetti. Canada was snowed under by a basketball squud from Swe- den, 73-12. Ernie Blanchette of Saskatoon and Dennis Pottie of Halifax each scored six The over-all Canadian squad at Stoke Mandeville is not Can- ada's front-line team, the top representatives having been busy in Pan-American competi- tion for paraplegics in Jamaica last week. But one gold medal has come Canada's way here, when Ralph Thibodeau won the men's swim- ming event Monday. "They even booed me because I stopped it." Meanwhile, Hy Brock, vice- president of the Montreal Ath- letic Commission said that the commission has certain safe- guards to protect against simi- lar occurrences. "Tucker, as all figliters under our jurisdiction, was examined before the bout by our commis- sion Brock said in an interview. "If he had suffered a knockdown within 30 days be- fore the fight, a complete medi- cal would have been ordered. "As it was, we did not deem these steps necessary in Tuck- er's case, because, to our knowledge, he had suffered no knockdowns in the past 30 days. The examination he underwent included things like blood pres- sure and heartbeat only. "When the fight was stopped, Tucker was still on his feet. He appeared to be okay, although he seemed a little Brock said. Minor baseball The Cardinals find them- selves in a do-or-die situation as they suffered a slim 3-2 loss to the Pirates in Big League playoff action Tuesday night. It was a pitchers duel last night with Allan Korth coming up the winner on six hits and 10 strikeouts. Losing pitcher John Petrunia also came up with 10 strike- outs but allowed two more hits than Korth. Dan Seik stroked two singles and Dennis Halt a triple for the Pirates while Jerry Nugent biased a triple and a single for the Cards. Tim Haute also poked out two singles in a losing cause. Rookie fashions five-hitter for Expos By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Bobby Pfeil, catching due to Philadelphia injuries, caught Houston Astros by surprise be- fore Wade Blasingame caught up with the Phillies' hot bats. Pfeil, a lanky utility player, put his previously all-but-silcnt bat to work Tuesday night with a pair of home runs, his first two in the major leagues, to lead the PhUlies to an 8-3 Na- tional League victory in the first game of a twi-night double- header. But Blasingame put an end to hopes of a sweep as he fash- ioned a four-hitter in the Astros' 5-1 second-game triumph. In other action, New York Mets surprised St. Louis Cardi- nals 3-2, Montreal Expos rocked Chicago Cubs 6-1, Los Angeles Dodgers stunned Pittsburgh Pir- ates 8-5, C i n c i n n a ti Reds bombed San Diego Padres 11-3 and Atlanta Braves held off San Francisco Giants 4-3. "Go home and prepare your- self" is what Phillies manager Frank Lucchesi told Pfei] Mon- day night, advising the versatile 27-year-old he would be catching both games of the twin-bill. 'AN INSPIRATION' Ryan was an inspiration to Pfeil said of the Phillies' No. 2 catcher, Mike Ryan, who suffered a pre-game muscle spasm in his back but ignored the pain and caught Monday night's 15-inning game. 'I decided that if he could catch like he did last night, I could Pfeil said. Willie Monlanez and Deron Johnson also ripped first-game homers off loser Larry Dierker. But Johnson's second of the night and 24th of the season was the only damage against Blasin- game. I threw a lot of fast balls to- night more than I've ever thrown. It was exceptional for me. I also threw my breaking stuff he added after his first complete game in 20 starts. The Mets appeared doomed to their 20th loss in 25 games as Chris Zachary, making his first start since June 9, held them to three hits and was nursing a 2-1 lead going into the ninth inning. But one-out singles by Tom- mie Agee and Cleon Jones knocked out the St. Louis hur- ler, Ed Kranepool greeted re- liever Frank Linzy with a game-tying single, and Duffy Dyer blooped a hit over first base to win it. Tom Seuver, who started for New York, took over the league's striteout lead, fanning seven to boost, his total to 173. Rookie Ernie McAnallay fired a five-hitler for the Expos and Ron Fairly gave him all the runs he needed to turn back Chicago with a two-run homer off Ken Holtzman. McAnally also capped a two-run second inning for Montreal with a sac- rifice The Dodgers snapped Dock Ellis' victory streak at 13 games, chasing the Pirates' right-hander with a six-run sev- enth inning highlighted by rookie Bill Buckner's grand- slam home run. Lee May had a pair of two- run homers, Johnny Bench had one and Hal McKae had five hits including three doubles and a homer in the Reds' 17-hit as- sault against the Padres. The Braves, winning their 18th game in 25, pecked away at Giants' ace Juan Marichal for a 4-1 lead, then withstood Willie McCovey's two-run belt in the ninth inning. Earns lllh ivin in succession Dobson anchoring Orioles' staff By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Who's the winningest pitcher for Baltimore Orioles? Not Mike Cuellar, who won 47 games in the last two American League pennant-winning sea- sons for the Birds. Nor Dave McNally, a 66-game winner in the last three seasons. Nor Jim Palmer, who ac- counted for 36 victories in the last two years. The answer is Pat Dobson, not only the leading winner on the Orioles' staff but currently one of the hottest pitchers in baseball. Dobson fired a four-hitter Tuesday night, striking put 13 Oakland batters and winning his llth consecutive decision with a 1-0 masterpiece over the Athlet- ics in the first game of a doub- leheader. It was Dobson's 14th victory of the season, one more than Cuellar and McNally and three more than Palmer. The Orioles completed the sweep, winning the nightcap 6-4 on Brooks Robinson's ninth-in- nig homer. TWINS WIN Elsewhere, Minesota Twins trimmed Washington Senators 4-2, Cleveland Indians nipped I eight straight complete games. California Angels 4-3, Boston The right-hander, picked up Red Sox split a doubleheader with Milwaukee Brewers, win- ning 4-3 before losing 5-1, De- troit Tigers topped Kansas City Royals 5-4 in 11 innings and Chi- cago White Sox defeated New York Yankees 9-6 in 12 innings. Dobson, now 14-4, hasn't lost since June 12 and has pitched from San Diego during the win- ter, didn't allow a hit until the fifth inning when Dick Green singled with two out. Clay Dalrymple's fifth-inning double drove in the only run Dobson needed in the opener. In the nightcap, Oakland ral- lied from a 4-0 deficit to tie the Who else but Barbara Home? Some opener ALBANY, N.Y. CAP) A nine-year-old boy from subur- ban Elsmere shot a hole in one Tuesday the fir'st time he play- ed golf. Tim Cookfair used a three wood to hit a 100-yarder over water on the ninth hole at Colonial Acres Golf Course. His father William stood watching speechless as the ball hit the green, went by the pin and roll- ed back into the cup. Trevino back following rest LIGONIER. Pa. (AP) Su- perMex Lee Trevino is back in action, with a new partner, but has to take second billing to the combination of Arnold Palmer and Jack N i c k 1 a u s in the Two tie for low net score The Kimura foursome fired their way around the Lakeside golf course in easy fashion and picked up the low team net score last Monday night. Ron Wakelin, Bob Kinni- burgh, Greg Nyhoff and Rusty McCutcheon combined to score a low 134 to win the honors. McCulcheon also featured in the low net score as he tied with Abe Neudorf of Jubilee Homes with a 31. Rob Forrest of Flemings was tops in the low gross score as he completed his round in 35 strokes. LAKESIDE Jubilee .....................112 Singers......................110 Saleways.................... 10J Kimuras.....................103 Pahulje..................... 98 Flemings..................... 97 CHEC...................... Basledos Walkers..... A and W Fracres Parsons..... Dorigatti Southern Alta. Co-op Herald House of Lethbridge AAcGuires............ Professional Golfers' Association national team championship that starts Thurs- day. Trevino, his nerves frayed and his game suffering from al- most four months of steady competition, missed the cut for the final two rounds in the Westchester Golf Classic last week and took the opportunity to get his first rest in 16 weeks. "I feel fine Trevino said during a practice round with partner Howie Johnson Tuesday. "Just took a couple of days off and went fishing makes a lot of difference." But even with the rest and Lee's overwhelming credentials money winner this season with more than the U.S., Canadian and British Open crowns, plus two other ti- Ttevino-Johnson duo has to take second place in the pre-tourney picks to Palmer and Nicklaus over Palmer's home layout. For one thing, they're the de- fending champions in the 72-hole event in which scoring on each hole is based on the better ball of each two-man team. Palmer and nant figures in the game until Trevino elbowed his way into that select company this year- have an unmatched history of success in team competition. They've won this national cham- pionship two of the last three times it's been played and team- ed l.o lake the World Cup com- petition for the United Stales four times. Barbara Home proved her- self to be the top female golfer in this area once again as she captured the Henderson Lake Ladies' annual invitational golf tournament Tuesday. Home outshot some 74 fe- male golfers from Medicine Hal, Strathmore, Cutb a n k, Taber, Vulcan, Toronto, the Country Club and host Hender- son club in a one-day 18 hole medal play tourney. She ean-.e up with a round score of 81 and bested second place finisher Elsie Magrath of Henderson who had a 86. Home plays under the Coun- try Club colors. Third place in the champion flight went to another Hender- son shotmaker, Marg Metcalfe who had a 89 in her 18 hole play. In the first flight Katie Wil- son of Henderson captured top honors while Vickie Davies of Henderson and Pat Shields of Cutbank finished second and third respectively. Jean Peake, from the Country Club, took home the first place prize in the second flight while i Madeline Vermount of Strath- more came in second fol- lowed by Bobbie Jones of Hen- j derson in third. Another Country Club product, Bard Aasan, picked up the third flight event finishing ahead of two Henderson shotmakers, Merne Livingston and Eileen Carter. A Medicine Hat gal, Ester Sept carried away the fourth flight outdoing two Lethbridge girls Gail Walker and M a r j Held. The fifth flight winner was Vi Murray of Henderson a few strokes less than second place finisher Marj McMurchy of Tatar. Jessie Baalin of the Country Club was third. Vera Sinclair from the host club fired her way to the low gross honors in the sixth flight. Ena Rossiler of the Country Club and Nancy Sataguchi of Taber finished second and third. The seventh flight win went to Maureen of the Country Club while Henderson shotmak- er Ellen Andrews placed sec- ond. Dorothy Shields of Medicine Hat came in third. The final flight, the eighth, was won by Mary Alyce Fres- bie of Cutbank while Jeanette Lewko ended in second. Doris Moore of Vulcan and Connie C1 e o 11 o of Toronto placed third and fourth respec- tively. Finally, Irene Young of Vul- can was the only winner in the seniors competition that had only a handful of players taking part. i score with four in the seventh. r Bill Melton's throwing error j allowed the Yankees to break a 5-5 tie in the top of the 12th in- 1 ning, but the slugging Chicago j third baseman made up for it with a booming three-run homer in the bottom half of the inning after the Sox had rallied to tie the score again. Detroit pi'shed across the win- ning run in the llth inning against Kansas City when Aure- lio Rodriguez drew a bases- loaded walk. Mickey Lolich i went all the way for his 16th victory. Tony Oliva snapped'a ninth- inning tie for Minnesota with his 19Ui homer of the year to beat Washington. Cleveland, held hitless by Cal- ifornia's Clyde Wright for five innings, bunched three runs on a pair of hits in the sixth inning and whipped the Angels. Skip Lockwood pitched six hit- less innings but Boston caught up with him, scoring four runs in the eighth inning to win the opener of a double header against Milwaukee. Milwaukee gained the split when rookie Bill Parsons spaced five hits in the nightcap and drove in the first run of the game. City belts Diuilop 16-2 The City of Leth- bridge frounced the Dun 1 o p crew 16-2 in City Businessmen's Fastball League action Tues- day night. Greg Binning earned the mound victory witli six strike- outs while Keith Nugent took the loss. In the hitting department Bruce Lowe smashed a home run along with two olher safe- ties while Wayne Gregory chip- ped in with three hits. Larry Jack managed thret safeties for the losers. Brilliant tennis match stirs up gathering A different Rocket entertained Quebec fans LEO SINGER'S 3 DAY THUR., FRI. ond SAT., JULY 29, 30 and 31 TOP QUALITY GARMENTS FROM LEADING CANADIAN MANUFACTURERS SPORT JACKETS Single and Double Breasted Reg. to 14 JEANS MEN'S CO-ORDINATES Reg. to 19" MEN'S SUITS Wool Worsted Reg. to 19 tevi, shrink to fit. Reg. 9.95 6 BALANCE OF MEN'S STRAWS UMITED NUMBER Biltmore ond Stetson. Reg. 4.95.......... MEN'S HUSH PUPPIES SHOES CREPE SOLES QUEBEC (CP) The Rocket met the Cannon at the Quebec international Icnnis open Tues- day night and !bc result was an explosive Ihrcc sets of tennis which will have local fans talking for a long lime 'o come. The Rocket, Rod Laver of Auslraliii, went against rela- Bob Maud of Snulii Africa in a brilliant Icnnis display which lasted over two hours at the Laval University sports centre before Maud bowed mil 7-li, Laver, considered by many to be the greatest active tennis player and leading money-win- ner on the 1971 tour with after the first 10 of 20 tournaments, had his hands full wilh Hie Johannesburg native. He captured the first set by breaking Maud's serve in the ninth game, but the former South African track star re- bounded to take the second set when he broke Laver's serve in Ihe 10th game. In other singles play in Tues- day's first round Cliff Drysdalo of South Africa defeated Aus- tralian Hill Bowrey 6-4, Tom Okker of the Netherlands outran Ron Holmbcrg of the U.S. 6-2, Bob Carmichael of Australia beat fifth-seeded Marty Riessen of the U.S. 6-2, 7-6; Roy Emerson of Australia overpowered Tom Leonard of the U.S. 6-2, 7-6; Australian Ray Ruffels outlasted E n g 1 a n d 's Mark Cox 7-6, 4-6, 6-3; Ken Rose- wall of Australia tramped over Graham Stilwcll of England (i-4, 7-1, and Nikki Pilic of Yugosla- via defeated Australia's Fred Stollc 7-6, 6-4. In doubles play, Drysclalc nnd Pilic learned up In dofent the young Australian dun John Alexander and Philip Denl 7-3, 7-6, Laver