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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 5, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE IETH8R1DGE HERALD Monday, Juno 5, 1971------ Expos 5-Q 1o Uoust-on Astros_ It was one of those Sunday's for Hundley By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It was the best of times for Chicago's Handy Hundley, and the worst of times, too. He broke San Diego's one of its bats, And he broke (lie back of a Cubs had a bat of his own broken in return. The Chicago catcher, strug- gling to get his batting average back up to respectability and give second-string backstop Ken Rudolph a permanent seat on and sent (lie Cubs on the way lo the bench, swatted his first home run in nearly a year and a hall Sunday. It couldn't have come at a bet- ter time because it broke a tio a 3-1 over the Padres. Then, in the ninth inning, he slammed a hot grounder at shortstop Rafael Robles. And it couldn't have come at a worse f YOU'RE OUT Houston' Astro's Bob Watson (27) slides inlo second base Sunday but Hie umpire signals he's loo late as Montreal Expos' shortstop Tim Foli has already made Iho lag in ninlh inning National League aclion. Tha Aslroj beat the Expos 5-0. (CP Wirephoto) Birdie putt turns trick Sanders bests Trevino CHARLOTTE, N.C. (API Doug Sanders took 40 seconds to line up a putt, then rolled in a 30-foot birdie effort on the final hole Sunday to beat Lee Trevino by one stroke in the Kerapcr Open golf lournamenl. Sanders, 38, finished with a four-undcr-par 63 in the bright, hot sunshine and had a 72-hole total of under par on the Quail Hollow Country Club course, It was Sanders' 19th lour triumph and his first victory since the 1970 Bahama islands Open. Trevino, one of the game's most feared competitors, played In the group just behind Sanders and had a chance to send it to a playoff for [he first prize. He was faced with a one-foot putt for a birdie lo lie on the last hole. The Super Mex stalked it in characteristic fash- ion, tugging at his sleeves and fluffing his cap. GAI.LEUY GROANS Then he missed it, as the gal- lery of. groaned rn dis- may. Trevino finished alone in sec- ond with a 69 for 276. Labron Harris, with a G8, claimed third with a 277. South African Gary Player and Australian Bruce Devlin, with 69. and Cesar Sanudo, a Mexican-born American citizen, were next, tied at 278. Sanudo :iad a final-round 71. Dave Hill, former PGA champ Hay Floyd and Tom Shaw were at 279 in the closely bunched field. Floyd had a 66, Shaw a 70 and Hill a 71. Gihby Gilbert, the slump-rid- den golfer who had held the lead at Ihe end of the second and third rounds, slipped to a 75 for 281. He was tied with de- fending champion Tom Weis- kopf, who had a 72. Bill Casper faded with a 73 for 202 and Arnold Palmer could do no better than match par 72 on the massive layout and was far back in the field at 288. The final round was one of the most thrilling of the year on the pro tour. At one time six play- ers were tied for first place. Eight led or shared Ihe lead at one stage or another, and at one time 15 players were locked wilhin a single stroke of the top spot. BECOMES 2-MAN' RACE But down the stretch it devel- oped into a two-man race be- tween Sanders and Trevino, winner of the Danny Thomas- Memphis Classic just two weeks ago. They were lied at the end of five holes, but Trevino look a lead, Ihen lost it with a one- over-par on the e i g h t h e called it "the worst hole I've ever played i they were lied again. Sanders moved lo a two-stroke advan- tage midway through the back nine but the 14th hole provided a two-stroke swing, and another tie. Sanders bogeyed the 14lh from a bunker and Trevino, j behind him, rammed home a birdie putt that put them square at 12 under. Oakland gave O's nothing By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS They don't call Baltimore Ori- oles the O's for got 18 of them Sunday, nine in the first game and nine in the second in dropping a double- header to Oakland Athletics. The Athletics got 16 O's them- selves but had the presence of mind lo score twice in the first inning of each game en route to a 2-0, 2-0 sweep of the Orioles. The double defeat dropped the American League champs into third place in the East Division, three games behind Detroit Ti- gers and one percentage point back Cleveland Indians. Elsewhere, the Tigers blanked Minnesota Twins 3-0, (he Indi- ans turned back California An- gels 6-4, Chicago While Sox took a pair from New York Yankees 6-1 and 5-4, Boston Red Sox beat Kansas City Royals 4-0 after dropping the opener 7-5 and Texas Hangers blasted Milwau- kee Brewers 10-0. In games Saturday, New York outlasted Chicago 18-10, Detroit beat Minnesota 5-3, Oakland de-- feated Baltimore 4-2, Kansas City downed Boston 10-4, Cali- fornia stopped Cleveland 8-4, and Milwaukee triumphed over Texas 3-1. WHITEWASH HARK The twin whitewash Sunday was the first to befall the Ori- oles in 14 years. Catfish Hunter stifled the Ori- oles on two hits in the opener while rookie Dave Hamilton, Rollie Fingers and Darold Knowles combined for the shut- out in the nightcap. Sal Bando's two-run homer off Mike Cuellar decided the first game and the Athletics touched Doyle Alexan- der in the first inning of tlie nightcap on a walk, singles by Joe Rudi and Reggie Jackson and Bando's double play groun- (ime because Robles converted it into a triple play. In other National League games, Pittsburgh Pirates swept a pair from San Fran- cisco Giants, 4-3 and 9-1, At- lanta Braves dumped New York Mots 9-3, St. Louis Cardinals de- feated Los Angeles 4-0, Cincin- nati Reds beat Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 and Houston Astros whipped Montreal Expos 5-0. Saturday, Pittsburgh edged San Francisco 4-3, New York beat Atlanta 5-2, Cincinnati sbpped by Philadelphia 6-5 in 10 innings, Los Angeles shut out St. Louis 1-0 and Chicago beat San Diego 8-3. HUNG A CURVE "I was just trying to hit the Hundley said Sunday of the Bill Greif pitch that wound up in the left field stands. "He hung a curve and it just hap- pened to go out of the park." Hundley, all but sidelined by knee problems, is batting a meagre .198 with just 11 runs batted in. Rudolph also has a homer plus four RBI and a he has baited only 30 times this year while Hun- dley has been up there 111 limes. Early in the game, Barrel Thomas hit a Ferguson Jenkins pitch, then let go of his bat .which struck Hundley in the knee. "I took his bat and hit the it broke. I der. OakJand Increased its lead in ilio American League West to 3Vb games over the White Sox, who nosed ahead of Minnesota into second place. Detroit's Tom Timmerman blanked the Twins on four hits and Mickey Stanley broke up a scoreless duel with a two-run homer in the seventh off Bert Blyleven, only the second bit off the hard-throwing right-hander. The Indians piled up a six-run with and lead against the Angels Alex Johnson homering pitcher Milt Wilcox socking a two-run double, but had to hold on to win. Leroy Stanton ho- mered for the losers. HOMERS OFF LYLE Dick Allen smashed a three- nm pinch homer off Sparky Lyle, the Yankees' ace reliever, in the ninth inning to lift the. White Sox to their sweep. Mike Andrews and Carlos May delivered two-run singles THE WINNER Doug Sanders, Ironshorc, Jamaica, emotion on Ihe 13th green as he wins Hie Kemper Open and ifs firU place cheque. (AP Wirephoto) Leclerc dies after crash DFIUMHONDVILLE, Q u e. fCP) Giiles Leclerc, 25. a for- mer hockey player with several Canadian and United States teams, died Sunday when his car overturned near this com- rmmily, 75 miles northeast of Montreal. Leclerc finished up his career In 1970-71 playing with Jackson- ville Rockets of the Eastern Hockey League. He also played for New Haven Glades of the same league. He played Junior A hockey with Regina Pats and Drum- mondville Rangers. In 1968, as a member of the Drummondville Eagles senior hockey team, he played in the Bunny Ahcarne Cup scries in Europe, off Mel opener mered. Stottlemyre in the and Bill Melton ho- Ron Blomberg con- nected for the Yanks. John Curtis pitched the Red Sox to victory in their second game with a seven-hitler after Paul Scliaal's grand-slam home run capped a five-run rally that enabled the Royals lo win the opener. Tommy Harper ho- mered for the Red Sox. ground with it and il didn't mean to do it." Later, Hundley bunted and was tossed out by Fred Kendall. Then Ihe San Diego catcher, on Instructions from manager Don Zimmer, broke Hundley's bat. This brought Chicago skipper Leo Durocher out with a protest plate umpire Stan Landes ignored. CUT METS' LEAD Pirales, winning their sixth game in the last eight, slashed the Mets' East-Division lead to 3'A games. After eighth-inning singles by Mandy Sanguilleu, Vic Davalillo and Al Oliver and Milt May's sacrifice fly gave Pittsburgh the two runs it needed to win the opener, Bruce Kison limited San Francisco to three hits in the nightcap while the Bucs got 16 of their own. Darrell Evans led Atlanta's 12-hit assault against four New York pitchers that saddled six- game winner Jon Matlack with his first.defeat. Evans clubbed a two-run double and a three- run homer. It was Old-Timer's Day In tos Angeles and 36-year-old Bob Gibson celebrated with a five- hitter, the second in a row. The Reds, edging within half a game of (ha first-place Dodg- ers in the West with their sev- enth straight victory, got every- thing they needed on Johnny Bench's first-inning two-run double. It was enough lo hand the Phils their eighth straight loss and 18lh in 10 games. Don Wilson pitched a two-hit- ter for the Astros and Cesar Cedeno broke a scorelass dead- lock with an eighth-inning homer before Houston struck for four insurance runs in the ninth to lame the Expos. Retire uniforms LOS ANGELES (AP) Uniform numbers 39 of Roy Campanula, 42 of Jackie Robinson and 32 of Sandy Koufax were retired Sunday by Los Angeles Dodgers, the first time the club has so honored any player. The Dodgers also honored Casey Stengel, who man- aged an American League old-time team made up moslly of former New York Yankees against a National League squad composed pri- marily of ex-Dodgers. That game ended in a 1-1 tie after three innings as a crowd of watched. Dodgers honor Casey Stengel LOS ANGELES (AP) At 31, Casey Stengel didn't walk lo home plate to be honored at Dodger Stadium. He jogged wilh his rolling gait. And when he talked, it was Iho same Old Casey, the Hall- of-Famcr who managed New York Yrfikees to five straight pennants and World Series triumphs after compiling a life-lime baiting average of .234 and hilling .393 in three World Scries. He wore the pin stripe Yan- kee uniform with No. 37 on the back. On the front were the names of the clubs with which he had played or man- Pirates, Dodg- ers, Phillies, NY standing for Yankees, and Mets. His base- ball cap had the insignias of those teams. Angeles Dodgers called it their Salute to Casey Sten- gcL Casey talked of his former players. "Joe DiMaggio was Ihe first real great man I ever man- said Casey. "He could go to right, to his left, go in or go back over his head. He'd get a start like he had a radar beam and he'd make thoso catches two-handed. He didn't need lo make one-handed catches. "Mickey Mantle hit 'cm the furthest I've seen In every park, from both sides. And Git McDougald, ho could play sec- ond base, shortstop or third base. If we couldn't buy Iwo ball players, we'd just put McDougald where we needed somebody." And when Don Larsen, famed for his World Series perfect no-hit, no-run game, batted in a run in the 1-1 Old Timers tie game, Stengel com- menled, "He was always a prelty good billing pitcher." __ Whatever You NeedAnyTime... Wan Ring tie Bell! You can be sure your Ads will reach just about every- one you want to reach; They won't be driving, they won't be sleep- ing-or talking! 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