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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 2, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, Jvm. 2, 1979 THI LtTHIftlOOt HIIALD if Dodgers win seventh straight Pirates appear hot as they start charge By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS That rumble you hear in the National League's East Division is probably Pittsburgh Pirates- waking up at last. The first eight weeks of the baseball' season have been a frustrating time for the Pirates. The ninth week has been a scary time for the rest of the division. The Pirates stretched their longest winning streak of the season to five games Friday night, outslugging Cincinnati Reds 9-6. The victory moved Pittsburgh -within 3% games of the pace-setting Chicago Cubs. Elsewhere in the National League Friday, Atlanta Braves edged the Cubs 8-7, St. Louis Cardinals defeated Houston As- tros 4-2, San Diego Padres shut out New York Mets 4-0, Los An- geles Dodgers nipped Montreal Expos 3-2 and San Francisco Giants beat Philadelphia Phillies 2-1. Day and night action is evenly divided today with Cin- cinnati at Pittsburgh, Atlanta in Chicago and Philadelphia at San Francisco in the afternoon, Houston at St. Louis, New York Minor baseball The Giants scored a slim 4-3 victory over the Cubs behind Lance Gilchrsit's four-hitter in Norcrest Little League action Friday night. Gilctarist earned the win by firing the third strike past seven hitters while Dick Reedyk Ballard plans to go ahead TORONTO (CP) Bill Bal- lard, vice-president of Mapla Leaf Gardens, says he plans to pursue his bid for a Canadian Football League franchise de- spite a challenge from a new professional football league. Ballard's application for a CFL franchise was tamed down Tnursday at the CFL's meeting in Ottawa because Ballard has net received the necessary per- mission to proceed from To- ronto Argonauts who bold ex- clusive CFL rights for the To- ronto area. "The league did not spell out that I must first seek clearance from Argos, but now that I have been given direction, I view that as a positive said Ballard. "I will definitely speak to Mr. Bassett (Argo owner John Bas- sett) and I have a proposal that I believe will interest Jjim." At the same time, Ballard said he knows of someone who plans to put another football team in Toronto which would operate in a new league being formed by New York Million- aire Robert Schmertz. suffered the loss giving up eight hits and striking out six. Mark Szucs and Bill Orr paced the Giants with a pair of singles while Troy Hovey managed two singles in a los- ing cause. In a Senior Little League con- test, the Pirates dumped the Expos 9-5. Dan Riedlhuber picked up the win over John Matkin. At Lakeside, a no-hitter by Darryl Bailey gave the Angels a 24-2 win over the Red Sox. Bailey fanned nine batters enroute to his no-hitter while Andrew Bedford took the loss striking out six while allowing 19 hits. In a Norcrest Little League encounter last night, the Pir- ates scored an easy 9-0 vic- tory over the Expos. Gordon Melynik fired a no- hitter to lead the way while Clark Bosch took the loss. Sean Keenan paced the Pir- ates with a double and single. In Norcrest Little League the Dodgers edged past the Astros 4-3 as Blair Nyrose pick- ed up the win firing a four- hitter. Nyrose struck out nine as did losing pitcher Barry Coghlin. Bruce Anderson stroked three singles off of Coughlin while Coghlin came back with a dou- ble in a losing cause. In Norcrest Senior Little League action John Mackley fanned 11 pacing the Braves to a decisive 12-5 triumph over the Padres. Scott Jarvie was touched for 11 hits as he suf- fered the loss. Ken Nagy and Mike Pietra- mala each had a double and a single for the Braves. Ker- win Kotkas pounded out a home run and a double for the Padres. Jarvie added a double and a single. NOW SEE IT LIVE I SATURDAY JUNE 16, 8 P.M. 5 MEN 5 WOMEN On Each Team INT'L ROLLER DERBY LEAGUE ACTION CANADIAN ALL STARS itarring Paul "The Bear" Rupert, Dicmne Syverson and THE BOSTON BUCKS See Roller Derby every Saturday at p.m. on Channel 13 and vs Channel 4 Calgary LETHBRIDGE EXHIBITION PAVILION and off for children T4 and under. Far information call CANADA'S NO. T LOADER BOBCAT if 4 wheel drive if 4 if 500 Ib. to Ib. if Rent with or without operator if Contract prices available PHONE 328-4765 AUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTOR C and J EQUIPMENT RENTALS 1410 2nd Ave. Lathbridge at San Diego and Montreal at Los Angeles in evening encoun- ters. Atlanta is at Chicago again Sunday when Pittsburgh enter- tains Cincinnati, Philadelphia is at San Francisco, Houston visits St. Louis, New York is at San Diego and Montreal in Los An- geles. Richie Hebner, Willie StargeU and Manny Sanguillen belted Pittsburgh home runs and Heb- ner added a double and a sacri- fice fly for four runs batted in. "It was like a missile range out there said Sparky Anderson, manager of the Reds. The Reds touched Pittsburgh starter Steve Blass for three runs in the top of the first but the Pirates got that back, with interest, scoring five in the third. Two of the runs came on Stargell's 15th home run. Sanguillen and Hebner had consecutive homers in the fifth. SAVES CARDS St. Louis reliever Diego Segui recorded his eighth save of the season and third this week as the Cardinals trimmed Atlanta. Segui came on in the eighth inning with runners on first and second and none out. He struck out Johnny Edwards and Lee May and then retired Tommy Helms to pitch out of the jam, and preserve St. Louis' ninth victory in the last 10 games. Fifth-inning singles by Mike Tyson and Joe Torre drove in the decisive runs for the Cardi- nals. Atlanta scored five runs in the seventh inning, two of them on a home run by Ralph Garr, to defeat the Cubs. Chicago had built a 7-3 lead on a pair of homers by Billy Wil- liams and one by Ron Santo. EXPO BATS SHACKLED San Diego used the eight-hit pitching of Bill Greif to add to the Mets' grief. The Padres bunched all of their scoring in the first inning against loser Jerry Koosman. Don Button's five-hitter beat Montreal" for Los Angeles' sev- enth straight victory. It was the fourth straight victory for Sut- tpn, 7-3. Joe Ferguson, the Na- tional League's runs-batted-in leader, had one RBI, increasing his total for the season to 43, and also scored once. Ferguson delivered a sacri- fice fly in the first inning when the Dodgers scored twice on only one hit. He also walked in the sixth and came around on Bill Russell's double. Reliever Mac Scarce's wild pitch in the bottom of the eighth inning allowed pitcher Ron Bryant to score San Francisco's winning run against Phila- delphia. Tisers add to lead Secretariat at work With jockey Ron Turcottfe aboard, Secretariat speeds down the track Friday at Bel- mont Park'in Elmont, N.Y. in a workout for the upcoming Belmont Stakes. Shooting for horse racing's triple crown with a victory at Belmont, Secretariat covered the mile in a fast minutes. Jenkins likes Aaron, too bad some don't Wood short in 14th bid By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It seemed like a mismatch when Milwaukee Brewers sent Chris hadn't started a game since Aug. 30, 1971, when he was with Philadelphia Phillies as the winningest left- hander in their to face Wilbur Wood, the knuckleballer of Chicago White Sox, trying for his 14th victory. But Short pitched six strong innings, allowing six hits and only one run. The Brewers jolted Wood for 11 hits and all their runs in five he faced four batters and didn't retire any of them in the sixth- en route to a 5-3 triumph Fri- day night. Elsewhere in the American trolt runs, giving Joe ColemtB the cushion he needed to beat Minnesota for his 10th victory. The Tigers increased their East Division lead to 2tt gamei over New York when the Angela beat the Yankees as Ken Berty hit a three-run homer and Bill Singer, with ninth-inning relief, posted his ninth victory. Home runs by Carlton Fisk and Rico Petrocelli helped the Red Sox send the stumbling world champion A's to their sixth defeat in seven starts. Bill SudaMs delivered a two- out pinch single in the 14th in- ning, driving home the run that enabled the Rangers to defeat the Orioles. It was only Rangers' 16th victory of CHICAGO (API They honored Hank Aaron again Friday night. And though he smiled through it all, a tired- ness crept into his face from time to time. That's because Hank Aaron, a black man, is looking to break the home-run record of Babe Ruth, a white man, and there are some hateful men, women and children who can't see that. "God only knows what kind of" hell I've been going he said to the crowd at the headquarters of Operation P.U.S.H. (People United to Save Rev. Jesse Jackson, head of P.U.S.H. had asked him to speak, but Aaron said he pre- ferred to hit home runs. He said he was tired of the talk of hate-mail. He also said he was tired of talking about the record held by the immortal Babe. "As long as I can keep my mind clear and play the type of baseball I know how to play, I'll hit more than 714 home Aaron said. The crowd cheered. "I'm going to let the um- pires call the balls and I'll handle the he added. Although he received most Unknown has lead CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Leonard Thompson, an obscure tour sophomore, considered his fiist-ever perch atop the pack in the Kemper Open golf tour- nament, smiled and answered a question. "I don't know how I'll handle he said Friday. "I've never led before. I'm just going to do the best I can." Thompson, relatively u n- known to the majority of fains but something of a local favor- ite, blazed over the Quail Hollow Country Club lay- out in a course record-matching 65, seven under par. That gave him a 36-hole total o[ 132, 12 under par. Veteran Ken Still and Lanny Wadkins two strokes back at 134. of the attention, Hank Aaron was there to help one of his colleagues, Chicago Cubs pitcher Ferguson Jenkins. The Chatham, Ont, native was promoting a book he has written, but said little about his book, preferring to talk about Aaron. only one Hank Aa- ron, and he's one hell of an Jenkins said. "He's a better man now be- cause of the abuse he's taken. When they start talking about home runs, they'll talk about a black man, and it will be Hank Aaron." Asked whether any of Aa- ron's 686 homers were hit off him, Jenkins smiled and said: "Only one, in 1968. I've been pretty lucky-" Chet Walker of Chicago Bulls spoke of Aaron's assault on Ruth's record as "the greatest motivating factor to blacks in the history of sports." "What he's after means more to the little black young- ster now going into sports than at any other time in his- tory." manager and vice-president Emile Francis wears three hats League, Detroit Tigers whipped Minnesota Twins 8-3, California Angels downed New York Yan- kees 5-2. Boston Red Sox trimmed Oakland A's 6-2, Texas Rangers edged Baltimore Ori- oles 4-3 in 14 innings and Kan- sas City Royals nipped Cleve- land Indians 5-4. Detroit is at Minnesota, Chi- cago at Milwaukee, California at New York, Oakland at Bos- ton, Baltimore at Texas and Cleveland in Kansas City in to- day's action. Sunday it's Baltimore at Texas. Cleveland in Kansas City, Detroit at Minnesota, Chi- cago at Milwaukee, New York entertaining California and Oak- land at Boston. Short got his starting shot when Jerry Bell turned up a sore elbow. Short, signed by the Brewers after the Phillies released him, is willing to pitch any way manager Del Crandall desires. WANTS TO START "I believe I can said the 35-year-old left-hander, who has been plagued by back mis- eries for several years, "but I'll do whatever Del wants me to." George Scott, who drove in two Milwaukee runs with his fifth homer and a double, said Wood "got the ball higher than he usually does." "A knuckleballer like him has to get it below the belt. His ball was dancing plenty, but you just gotta hit what you see." Mickey Stanley and Frank Howard each drove in three De- the season, causing Manager Whitey Herzog to comment: "We're three up on Wilbur Wood and it'll take him at least nine days to catch us." Kurt Bevacqua, obtained from Cleveland in a trade last November, hit his first home run of the season in the eighth inning to give the Royals their victory over the Indians. r SPORTS FANS: NEW YORK (CP) Emile Francis wears three hats while managing the affairs of New York Rangers, but he may give up one of them next season. Rival coaches in the National Hockey League have expressed amazement at his ability to keep the pace he does year after year. it." says Fred Shero, coach of Philadelphia Flyers, who has an assistant coach and a general maiager to work with. Reports circulated Friday that Francis will step down as coach while retaining his posts of general manager and vice- president of the Rangers. A Ranger spokesman said he "I don't know how he neither confirm or deny Four Wheel Drive Owners WHOLESALE PRICES ON TOPS, HUBS, WINCHES, OVERDRIVES, TIRE CARRIERS, TIRES, WHEELS, CONVERSION KITS, etc. WRITE CUSTOM OFF ROAD ACCESSORIES DEM. 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Francis. 46. seems to thrive on hard work. His efforts re- sulted in the Rangers becoming a contender where once they were little more than doormats in the league. He was appointed general manager on Oct. 30, 1964. and assumed coaching duties in the 1965-66 season. He gave up coaching briefly when Bsmie Gtoffrion took the post in the 1967-68 season, but the Boomer resigned in mid-season and Francis came back. He has been general manager and coach ever since. Francis guided the Rangers into the playoffs in each of the last seven seasons without win- ning the Stanley Cup. This was supposed to have been the year for the Rangers, but tluy were eliminated in the semi-finals by Chicago Black Hawks 4-1. The Rangers never spent a day in first place and finished third in the regular season. "We've got a lot of goalie Ed Giacomin said after the Rangers were eliminated in Ihe playoffs. He (Francis) might be cooking up a trade for a younger winger who can score some goals, or maybe a "He might be willing to sacri- fice two or three of our players if he can get the right young guy." One problem Francis must consider is that age is slowly catching up with his club. Thirteen Rangers will be 30 or older next season including Giacomin, who will be 34, and goalie Gilles Villemure, defen- ceman Dale Role, forwards Jesn Ratelle, Vic Hadfield and Bobby Rousseau, who all will be 33. Eagles talk with Gabriel PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia Eagles have come to terms with Roman Gabriel and have asked Los Angeles Rams the price tag on the dis- gruntled National Football League quarterback. Gabriel met Friday with Eagles' head coach Mike McCormack, assured him his sore arm of 1972 was a thing of j the past and agreed to come' here if the Rams will make a deal. McCormack said he talked with Los Angeles general man- ager Don Klosterman Thursday about the Rams price for Ga- briel, an 11-year veteran and the NFL's most valuable player in 1969. McCormack said of his talk with Gabriel: "We had a very good meeting and we are in- stituting trade talks with the Los Angeles Rams." Gabriel asked to be traded from the Rams after Los Ange- les recently acquired quarter- back John Had! from San Diego Chargers. He said he felt j slighted because the Rams' j management had not discussed the move with him. By GARY KIRK KIRK'S TIRE SALES LTD. One of the most unbeliev- able championship golfers of all-time was a man named Walter TravU Although between 1900 and 1915 Tra- vis won many major world golf tournaments he had never played golf in his life till he was 35 years oldl Its hard to believe that tome- one could become one of the best golfers in the world even though he never took up the game till he was 35 old, but golf immortal Walter Travis did just that. If Hank Aaron passes Ruth's total home run record, is there anybody around today who might somaday pass Aaron? Well, did you know that Nate Colbert of the San Diego Padres now hit more In his first four seasons in I motors than Aaron did? I Colbert hat hit 127 homers I during his first four while Aaron had 110 home I runs in his first four major I league seasons. Here's an oddity AI- I though the New York Yankees I won the pennant and World I Series in 1943, not one Yan- Ikee player was in the start- ing lineup for the All-Stor game that year and, even more unusual, not one Yankee I even played in the All-Star Game at all! Yet Yanks were world champs that year. I'll bet you didn't know that with the purchase of 4 Uniroyal Zefa Sttel Belted Radial Tires (for limited only) Kirk's will do the fol- lowing FREE! Installation Balancing Wheel Alignment (Services valutd at Dunlop Ford Appointment! Mr. Lyndon Foster, general