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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 5, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta TvM4ay, JVM 9, THE iiTnmiiroi HHMLD String of injuries Mets hurting even worse By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Would you like to have Willie Mays in centre field, Cleon Jones in left, John Milner at first base, Bud Harreison at shortstop and Jerry Grote be- hind the plate? So would New York Mets. The New Yorkers' incredible run of injuries continued along Kasting breaks records Wendy Kasting of the Leth- bridge Amateur Swim Club came up with a brilliant indi- vidual performance in the Bri- tish Columbia swim trials for the Canada Summer Games staged in New Westminster, B.C. last weekend. The young local swimmer walked away with three silver medals and a bronze while breaking three Alberta records. She established new provin- cial records in the 100-metre backstroke, 200 metre back- stroke and the 100 metre free- style. In men's competition, Lome Ketnmet earned a silver medal in the 200-metre butterfly and also placed among the top six in the 100-metre butterfly fin- als. Meanwhile other swimmers placing in the top six in their respective events include Wendy Tuk, who figured in the 300, 200 and 400-metre freestyle events; Rob Emerson in the 100-metre butterfly and Gordon Syme in the 200-metre back- stroke. Winners of single ribbons In the consolation finals were Barry Emerson. Lome Kemmet and Shirley Van Dyk while Susan Hunt managed to pick up three. In Edmonton, Rob Tietz pick- ed up a fifth place finish in the Alberta Summer age group fin- als. Tietz swam in the boys' 10 and under 50-metre butterfly event. with their recent slide Monday night when Harreison suffered a fractured bone in his left band during a 5-0 loss to Cincinnati Reds. Jones and Grote are on the disabled list while Milner and Mays has yet to see action since coming off. Elsewhere in the National League, San Francisco Giants whipped Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 and Houston Astros blanked Philadelphia Phillies 7-0. A's BLANKED In the only American League action, Milwaukee Brewers edged Oakland A's 2-0 and Bos- ton Red Sox pounded Kansas City Royals 9-3. Besides their disabled olay- ers, the Mets have an impres- sive list of injured that are still playing. Rusty Staub has played every game but hasn't been able to trip the bat bard or hit with power since he was struck by a pitch May 11. INJURIES MOUNT Outfielder George Theodore was struck in the face Sunday by a pitch and catcher Jerry May pulled a hamstring nvjscle. Both will be out for a while. "We've had so many injuries I don't recall what number this lamented manager Yogi Berra. "I stopped counting long ago." The injury to Harreison oc- curred when he was upended by Bill Plummer while completing a double play in the fifth inning and landed on his hand. Jon Matlack, who hadn't allowed a hit, walked Joe Mor- gan with one out in the sixth and Morgan stole second, his 24th theft. Johnny Bench flied out but then Berra had to make a walk Tony Perez or not to walk Tony Perez? Berra ordered a walk. In rapid succession. Dave Conception singled, Bobby To- lan singled, Tolan stole second, Matlack threw a wild pitch, Denis Menke doubled and the Reds had four runs. It was the fifth consecutive defeat for Matlack, 2-8. The NL rookie of the year in 1972 hasn't won since April 28. Schaal scores Kansas City Royals' Paul School, slides into home plate as Boston Red Sox cat- cher Carltort Fisk waits for throw that was cut off. Play took place in the fifth inning of Monday's American League game. It all happened when Royals' Cookie Rojas blooped o single to right fielder Richard Miller. Boston won 9-3. Sport of all sorts Americans pack it in Taylor confident his Lakers will win By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Writer Lethbridge Lakers a r now, and will remain, a team made in Canada. Ron Taylor, manager of the club, made it emphatic Monday, be doesn't want anymore American imports for his Alberta Major Base- ball League club. Lakers, leading the Al- berta League with a 4-1 mark, greeted the arrival of four players from Gonzaga, University ia Spokane Wash- ington last Friday. They came, it appeared at the time, to play. They are now conspicuous by their absence. Monday morning, lock, stock and barrel, they were on their way home. Mike Davey, a pitcher, Tom Foster, a shortstop, catcher Dave Whiteaker and second baseman Lem Sakata in- formed team president Reno Lizzi of their intentions Mon- day morning. All four had seen action Sunday in the Lakers' sweep of two games against Edmonton B1 o ck Brothers. Lakers, with the help of the quartet, won both games. "Sure they played key roles in the Sunday games" said Taylor Monday after- noon, "but so did every other player on the club." Sakata, of the four, was the best all round player. It was his single in the bottom of the seventh inning that drove in the tying and win- ning runs in an 8-7 verdict. "Who's to say Ken Naka- ma could not have bit tint single and driven in the two questioned Taylor. Nakama had played at sec- ond for the Lakers prior to Sunday. "When Reno (club presi- dent Reno Lizzi) and Kaz (member of the board of di- rectors Kaz Tomomitsu) came to see me Monday morning, from the looks on their faces I thought one of the players on club had been killed or something." said Taylor. "They looked in a state of shock." "They made me feel they were said Lizzi. "Their reasons for departure were feeble, to say the least." Before departure the four, with Davey as the spokes- man, said they didn't think the calibre of baseball was that good, they didn't like the schedule and play was too rough around second- base. Taylor was asked if he wanted any more imports brought in. "No, not now and not ever, as long as I'm the manager of this ball he stated. "We'll call ourselves the Lethbridge Nationals, an all- Canadian ball club" Taylor quipped. "We have the talent to more than hold our own ia this league." Taylor was referring to the players he now has on hand as well as Marty Maxwell and Rod Taylor, who are ex- pected shortly. "They tell me Maxwell, Marty that is, can play short, pitch and said Taylor. "Well that gives us a plus. Foster could only play short and hit." Rod Taylor, mean- while is a left handed hurl- er. "I said when I came to Leth- bridge that we would have a hustling ball club that would play a good brand of base- ball. And I'm a man of my added Taylor. Taylor and his club put their first-place berth on the line Thursday evening at eight o'clock at Henderson Park against the Calgary Jim- mies. They then bead for Ed- monton and a weekend set with the Tigers. "We want that game Thurs- said Lizzi in closing, "That's the main issue at the moment." FASTBALL PITCHER REQUIRED Phone BRYSON BROWN nt 328-9231 STILL SERIOUS ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) David Salt Walther, injured in a first-lap pile-up of the aborted start of the Indianapolis 500 auto race T.Tay 2S, remained in serious condition Monday at the University of Michigan Hospital burn centre. Walther, 25, of Dayton, Ohio, suffered burns to 40 per cent of his body. He was I moved from Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis to the Ann Ar- bor facility Sunday. NEW CLUB HAS 'NAME KANSAS CITY (AP) This city's National Hockey League team will be named Kansas City Scouts. The name, selected from entries submitted by local residents, was announced Mon- day by team president Edwin Thompson. Designated hitter rule Jim Hart doesn't need a glove NEW YORK (AP) In San Francisco, the Giants didn't trust Jim Ray Hart's glove. In New York, the Yan- kees don't even care if he owns one. Royer named top athlete at CCHS Catholic Central High School named Randy Royer as the 1973 Athlete of the Year at their annual awards assembly Monday. Royer. 9 grade 12 student, was selected primarily for his outstanding contributions to the schools' football and basketball teams. Along with the athlete of the year honors, Royer picked up three-year letters in both sports. Meanwhile Peter Sikora was selected as the most valuable player en the Cougars' basket- ball roster while Bill Dudas chosen as the rookie of the year. Dudas along with Brad Peake and Eric Federkeil landed first-year letters for their per- formance during the 1973 bas- ketball season while Paul Ken- wood and Andy Beaudin re- ceived second-year letters. Royer and Sikora were the only three-year letter winners. Nine football players earned first year letters who include Alan Boras. Myles Fox, Bill Dudas, Barry Niedermier, David Rohovie, Richard Ber- lando, Steve Devcic, Glenn Kjeldgaard and Kelly Keenan. Second year letter winners include Joe Meli, Guy Poma- hac, Robert Labellc, Jim Bryne and Ken Keenan. Jim Wilson, Bob Parkyn, Paul Zook, Royer and Don Ma- lesza were three-year letter winners while John Kostiuk was the lone four-year letter recipient. Kostiuk becomes only the third four-year letter winner in football in the schools' history. Previous winners were Bob Harris and Bill Harbuz. Thanks to the American League's new designated-hit- ter rule, the 31-year-old Hart has made a startling come- back in less than two months from a part time, injury- plagued third baseman out- fielder with the Giants to a good-hit, no-field designated hitter with the Yankees. "I wouldn't want to play him in the field says manager Ralph Houk. "He's too valuable to the club the way he's hitting. If I played him in the field and some- thing happened to him, I'd never forgive myself." The way Hart is hitting is a .310 average with four homers and 19 runs batted in. But don't get the idea that his life is in Ganger when he's on the receiving rather than the giving end of a batted "I always thought I was a pretty good says Hart, who does indeed own a glove and takes fielding practice just like he used to. "When I went to spring training with the Giants, man- ager Charlie Fox told me I had a shot at the regular third-base job. I started the home opener but I made two errors and that it.' A week later Hart was sold to the Yankees where, he says, "I knew I wasn't going to beat out Graig Nettles. "We were looking for a right-handed hitter and talk- ing with a lot of different club Houk explained. "Through the grapevine, we heard he was available. We talked to the Giants and all of a sudden we had a deal; it was that simple. He's done a helluva job for us. He's just a good hitter." It took Hart a while to be- come accustomed to the new rule. As a National Leaguer, he said, "I never gave it a thought one way or another.'1 But in the American League it was different. "Twice I started to look for my glove in the dugout to go out on the he recalls with an embarrassed grin. "Then I said to myself, 'Oops, I forgot.' Hart literally spends all his time swinging a bat. After a trip to the plate, he goes back to the clubhouse where there's room to swing and keep loose until his next turn. "When I came over here, they told me not to worry about my he said. CHARRON SIGNS DETROIT CAP) Left-winger Guy Charron has signed a three-year contract with De- troit Red Wings for an undis- closed amount, the National Hockey League club announced Monday. Charron, 24, picked up 18 goals and 18 assists in 1972-73. Carpet Dirty? PHONE 328-2853 inr.steam Carpet Cleaning Ltd. I wonder where I can get the hitch in my 'git-along fixed? MINUTE MUFFLER INSTALLATIONS 308 4th St. S. Phone 327.8888 Opin daily 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Serge Bernier leaves Kings QUEBEC (CP) Jacques Plante, general manager of Nondiques of the World Hockey Association, announced Monday his club has signed rigTit winger Serge Bemier to a three-year contract. Bemier, 26, was second to Juha Widing in points last sea- son as a member of Los Anga- les Kings of the National Hockey League. He scored 22 goals and assisted on 46 others for 68 points, two fewer than Widing. While no monetary terms of the contract were disclosed, Plante said It had cost his club to obtain the right to negotiate with Bernier from New England Whalers of the WHA. OUR PREDICTION: Made-to-Measure SUITS Gents It's Summer dress up time again. Come in and see our vast selection of the most popular patterns around. And, perfect styling for the utmost comfort in a custom made suit We predict the rising costs for fabrics and labour will not affect what we can do for your appearance. 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