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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE IETHBRIDCE HERAID Wodneldoy, June 14, 1972 SULLY SAYS L -By Sullivan S T HOPE I NEVER LIVE to see the day Gordic Howe knocks hockey or Mickey Mantle knocks baseball. I have had my fill of the Denny McLains and Jim Boutons. Aiid now I have had my fill Casey Tibbs and I have never seen him perform or even have met him. It's his altitude that chews at my innards. Bouton, after what baseball talents he had were gone, took to knocking the game in a book called Ball Four. The book was a best-seller. Athletic trash with a cover for my money, but never the less, a best-seller. Now, McLain, who can't even get them out in the minors, says he has a book which will hurt a lot of people. He says, and I quote "I'm writing a he said. "It will tell all and I mean all. Several people will be hurt by it; hut they deserve to be hurt." But what got me started on this column was Casey Tibbs. I picked up a showbeat column, of all things, and here was this story about the illustrious Mr. Tibbs. In his day, from what I can gather, he was one the best in the world. He apparently still spends his time between motion pictures and rodeos. More time, the story points out, on the movie trail than on the cattle trail. Here is Tibbs, with rodeo honors too numerous to mention, and he can't even come across clearly enough to a writer whether rodeo is show business or sports. His idea of a good rodeo performer is Freckles Brown who is in his 50s. He's the George Blanda or Hoyt Wilhelm rodeoing. He tells the writer about the great performers of the sport, but all are from years gone by. Rodeo, today, doesn't do much for Tibbs and it goes without saying he is doing very little for the sport that gave him nearly everything he has. Tibbs points out that there are schools for poten- tial rodeo performers. He's right, rodeoing is getting to be big intercollegiate sport. Some schools in the west and southwest give scholarships to rodeo per- formers. "It's taking the fun out of states Tibbs, "and you're getting guys on the circuit now who are very good mechanically, but they aren't real cowboys put 'em on a ranch and they'd leave the gate open." I never saw Casey Tibbs perform. Maybe I missed something, I'll never, in all likelihood, know for sure. I do know one thing, I have seen Marvin Joyce, Larry Mahan and Shawn Davis. These, just to name three, are the so-called, mechanical cowboys Tibbs referred to. If the rodeo performers of old were that much better than these three I can't imagine how good they really were. Minor baseball Doug Mentanko gave up only four liils and led the Roy- als to a 9-1 victory over the Canucks in Lakeside Little League play Tuesday night- Robert Ogden suffered the loss. Rick Cicon paced the Royals with a double and two singles while Owen Hayward added three singles. At Norerest, the Pirates dumped the Cubs 8-5 behind Greg Fender's three-hit pitch- ing. Ken Burla suffered the loss being tagged for eight hits. Mark Tokariuk and Fender led the Pirates at the plate with a pair o! singles each wliile Burla managed two sin- gles in a losing cause. In Senior Little League ac- tion, the Lions edged the Ath- letics 14-11. Larry Lennox defeated Dale Netting on the mound. Brian Thoriauis paced the Lions with three singles while Barrel Laidiaw aided with two singles. Netting managed a home run and a pair of singles for the losers. The Astros bested the Braves 10 7 in a Norerest extra-inning marathon as Michael Coghlin was the winner. The loss went to Merlin B mining. Coghlin, who won In relief, stroked three singles for the winners wWIe Walter Dyck chipped In wilh two. David Za rooben managed two singles for the Braves. In a rain shortened Lakeside encounter four White Sox pitch ers couldn't stop the Red Sox as the Red Sox won 11-7. Dennis Kaupp aided winning pitcher Ross Malheson with two doubles and a single whili Jim Woolf added a double am two singles. Neal Povey and Jim Kimmitt each stroked a double and single for the White Sox. In Norerest Minor Leagui, action the Wolves came out on the long end of a 19-15 scon with the Cougars. Marshall DeArmond was lb winner over Tom Meere. Scott Young pounded out a double and two singles for th winners, Robert Plynn chippec in with a double. Meere strokec Ihree singles. HOLIDAYS IN JUNE RENT a TRUCK AND CAMPER Crazy JUNE PRICES or per week af 6c or 7e per mile DUNLOP FORD SALES LTD. 16th Avenue and M.M. Drive S., Lefhbridge Eox Phone 328-8861 MEMBER OF FORD PENTACAR SYSTEM Locals had their chances to end losing string Lakers had Jimmies hanging but let them off By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Writer Lcilibridge Lakers and some 450 loyal followers at Hender- ,on Lake Tuesday, found out tat the Calgary Jimmies are luman despite the fact they mve won eight of nine starts n the Alberta Major Baseball League. The Lakers, who after a great start to their first year in the league have lost four straight, had the Jimmies on the hook for six innings but let thorn got away as the Jimmies scored nine limes in the last three innings for a 12-7 victory. Lakers will gel another chance to shake their current tails pin when they visit Cal- gary tonight for an eight o'clock encounter. Neither club were that Im- pressive over the full nine inn- ings. Ttie game took four hours to play after a delay of belter than a half hour was caused by rain. Jimmies got to two Lakers' pitchers, starter Hod Taylor and loser Dennis King, for 18 Mis while the Lakers pounded out 11 hits off of Doug Homme and winner Malcolm Lynn. STOKEb UP THE SATKSCRUSBED YER BACKjLAIbOUTVff? CLOTHES'AN'; POURED -YOU A DRINK SURE, BUT VOU 'AVENT WARMED ME TOWEL, BRUSHES ME SUIT OR CLEANED ME SHOES.1 THING-IN JEN Byiies testifies before jury Horse races were fixed WASHINGTON (AP) A "mystery witness" told a con- gressional commitlee Tuesday that he and his associates had fixed horse races at "just about every track on the (U.S.) East Coast." Bobby Byrnes, whose identity was kept secret until just before the hearing started, made the comments in his appearance be- fore the House of Representa- tives select committee on crime. That committee cur- rently is investigating alleged Mafia Infiltration into organized sports. Flanked by four bodyguards, Byrnes told the committee that he and liis friends had doped horses, swindled bettors out of their money and called in mus- cle on independent bookmakers who wouldn't pay off their fixed races. Byrnes declined to discuss some items in detail, explaining he was to be a witness in a Rhode Island trial involving horse-racing fixes. Byrnes said he is not a mem- ber of organized crime but that his group always informed bookies with connections to or- ganized crime of the fixer! races out of "respect." In return, he said, he some- times received phone calls from "as far away as Miami" telling him to bel on certain races which other groups had fixed. Byrnes said his group never bet its own money. When first starting out, he said, he and his friends would make their bets with other peoples' money. Once they had established they knew what Ihey were doing, Byrnes said, organized crime started funding them. Byrnes said he had fixed races at Suffolk Downs, Mass-; Lincoln Downviand Narragan- sett, R.I.; Pocono Downs, Pa.; Dover Downs, Del.; Bowie and Pimlico, Maryland; Tropical Park and Hialeah, Florida; Aq- ueduct, N.Y.; Scarborough, Maine; Garden State, N.J.; Churchill Downs, Ky.; Shenen- doah, W.Va.; River Downs, Ohio, and Fairmont Park, near St. Louis. He said Hialeah was the least-favored track because "you're dealing with a group of people that money's not going to in it for the Byrnes said he fixed races for about three years. The first few, he said, were fixed by bribing jockeys and trainers, and the later ones were fixed by d nig- ging the horses. Byrnes told the commitlee there were certain bookmakers they could not "take" and cer- tain tracks they were told to avoid. He said he was convinced after his dealings with organ- ized crime that it "is another nation all to itself." Race results EDMONTON (CP) Norrhlanrfs Park race result Tuesday. FIRST SUM, clalm.ng, 3 year olds, 7 fur- tongs. Roar Of Mirth (HamIL) 3.30 3.30, TInga Whippet (Sanchei) 3.50 3.00, Three Of Hearts (Haynes) f.EO. Time: 2-J. Page Bob, Gotng Fols, DoaHn's Buckslrelcher, Sfsler Quill also ran. SECOND claiming, 4 year olds and up, 1V'B mires. Gay SliJch (Rycrofl) 12.10 5.30 4.70, Obligation (Morris) Big LfJHe Bull (Barroby) 13.90. Time: Charlie C, Shuttle King, Blue Lord Hairy, Chantage also ran, DAILY DOUBLE: Third period attack kills Ebony Hawks Lethbridge Native Sons slam- med in seven third period goals to defeat Taber Ebony Hawks 12-7 in Southern Alberta Major Lacrosse League play Tuesday night. The host Hawks had a slim 3-2 lead after the first period of play, but the Sons managed to come back and tie the contest 5-5 after the second. D w a y n e Kirchner led the Sons' devastating third period assault, flipping in three of Its five markers. Kirchner also tallied once in the first and second periods. Jerry St. Jean had another good outing scoring twice and adding three assists for a five- point night. Other Sons' marksmen includ- ed, Bob Monkman, Ken Boy- chuk, Norm Hall, Bill Shaw and Doug Nakama. Ron Low, Gerard McLane, Ken Gregus, Roger McAdam, Brian Luco, Arn Thomson and Alvaro Zanolli scored a goal each for Taber. During the three periods of play, the two clubs split eight minor infractions called. THIRD claiming, 2 year olds, 5 fur- longs. Pellicoat Pirate (Sanchez} 3.50 3.70, Trochu Joa (Stadnyk) 4.CQ Happy Commander (Rycroft) 4.30, Time: 1.5. V.'tn A Feint, Special Stock, Prince Biango also ran. QUINELLA: Sll.M. Track Scratch Covo, FOURTH calimlng, 4 year olds and up, 7 furlongs. Nayu (Wiseman) 14.50 fi.eo 5.10, Oulroman (Barrcny) 4.90 3.90, Tally Boy (Gold! 5.50. Time; 2-5. The Iron Girl, Cupid's Dart, JFm Keefe, Cumloops, Pequlna PrTncesa also ran. FIFTH claiming, 3 year ofdj, 7 fur- longs. Jorinny's Honey (Harris) 9.70 5.1 u 3.W, Another Session t Barroby) 3.60 2.70, Jamie's Victory (Kipling) 5.30. Time: Black Rouser, Western Farr, Prlnci Of NoMhlands, Pequlna Princess else EXACTOR: H3.90. SIXTH claiming, 4 year olds and up mile and! 1-16. Pebble HIM (Rasmussen) T0.60 iJO 3.20, Brass Warrior (Hamlll) 19." Carmengay (McCauley) 2-80. Time: 4-5. Arctic John, LIMIe Twit, Slou. Cadet, Crown Countess, Wee Celtic also ran. SEVENTH callmlng, 4 year olds and u 7 furlongs. Maxie's Hetr tNorris) 11.20 Golden Compass (McCauIey) 2.BO, Lonk (Lavine) Time: 3.5. MlgMy Hawk, Gams Super start, Northern Mission, Janice IMrit also ran. EIGHTH tl.dOOvclalmlng, 4 year olds and up mile and Ballyclare (Morris) 9.30 4.M 3.3! Fast Friday (McCauley) 3.BO 2.W, Fa Tail (Barroby) 3.90. Time: 1-5. Duchess Han, Haydn's Bel re, Sar dy's Splendour, Tidal Breeze, Azwe also ran. QUINELLA: 517.30. Heicliuger gives York easy win In City Slow Pitch League action, Dave Heidinger pitchet York Hotel to a 14-7 win over Ducan Industries Tuesd a y night. In another contest, Silver- wood Dairies edged Lethbridge Glass 3-2 with Dave Speelman beating Ross Jacohson on the mound. Lakers were guilty of eight niscues while the Jimmies ticked the hall around five imcs. But It was mental errors thai nay have led to the eventual downfall of the Lakers. Lakers got out of the gate in a hurry as (hey got to Homme or two runs in each of the first wo innings for a lead. The Jimmies got to Taylor, who las a 3-1 record, for five sin- ;lcs' in the third inning for hree runs and were right back n the ball game- It looked as though tilings vould continue to run smooth- y for the Lakers as they jam- ned the bases with only one out in the fourth. Wayno Commodore, who today must be wondering what he has to do to get a run-batted-in, back- ed Calgary centrefielder Doug Simon to the wall for what look- ed like a certain sacrifice and still leaving the Lakers with runners at second and third. Greg Hamilton, a rookie with he locals, certain there were .wo away bolted for home on :he hit and was lucky only to get back to third when the ball ivas caught. Marty Maxwell grounded out to end the inning leaving the Lakers with their slim one-run lead. Again in the sixth the Lakers brought the Henderson Lake gathering to the edges of their seats as they loaded the bases with one out. This time Lynn ame on to fan Commodore and ;et Maxwell on a grounder to third. It was nil Jimmies after the sixth as they got two in the seventh on two hits and two Lethbridge errors. They picked up two more on three Lakers' errors in the eighth and per- formed .the coup-de-grace with five more in Ihe ninth on four hits and one error. Jimmies batted through the order against a very tired Dennis King. THREE ERUOnS Jimmies were guilty of three errors in the ninth as the Lakers plated three runs but the damage had been done. Catcher lion Johnston paced the 18-hit Calgary attack with a double and three singles in six trips to the plate. John Elick added three singles while John Vandenberg chipped in with a double and a single. Howie Heggedal was three for five for the Lakers with three singles. Hob Boy, before being ejected in Ihe seventh, had two singles. Hamilton pounded out a triple while King and Bob Turner managed doubles. Boy got an early shower after an altercation with Jon- ston at third base. Coach John Vaselenak made It clear Tuesday that there is no panic button being pushed. "We'll be alright, don't you he said. "This is a young ball club and we're bound to make mis- he added. Manager Doug Frier, while not expressing the optimism of Vaselenak, pointed out that the club seemed to be out of Its hitting slump. "If we can just cut down on our errors, especially the men- tal ones, we'll do just Frier stated. EXTRA coach John Eh'ck of the Jim- mies had two altercations with umpire George Yoshinaka The second time he came nose to nose with Yoshinaka Eh'ck made his point by push- ing the umpire on the shoulder He was around to finish the game The Lakers owe the Lethbridge fans a solid per- formance after Tuesday night Heggedal played right field Tuesday as Wayne Com- modore has a sore arm The locals may have lost the services of shortstop Larry Ed- wards as he suffered a pinched nerve in his right shoulder in the first inning Rumor has it that a left-hander from Cali- fornia is due in Lethbridge in the next day or so Good news, considering Rod Taylor has to carry the portside load himself. LIHESCORES Jimmiet 003 ooa 18 5 Lakers 330 000 IT B Homme, Lynn (4) 1-0) and Johns- ton; Taylor, King 13) (1-1) and Yorga- LARRY EDWARDS May miss some games with o shoulder injury. HOWIE II E G G E Tlircc singles in a losing cause. League stats Doug Simon is picking up in the Alberta Major Baseball League right where he lefl oft last season in Saskatchewan. Simon, Calgary Jimmies' out- fielder who won the Southern Saskatchewan League batting title in 1971, has broken away from the AMBL's gale quickly and boasts a lofty .481 average, 58 percentage points ahead of Paul Gall I van of Calgary Giants. Simon also lops Uie league in hits with 13, RBI's with 10 and total bases with 17- Jimmies top the league with 8 team batting average of .304, while the expansion Lethbridge Lakers boast the stingiest earn- ed run average, 2.16. Following are the league statistics: DATTIICG AB Simon, Jimmies Galllvan, Giants 26 Young, Tigers 30 Tlgcri 23 Heron, Giants 27 Hanna, Red Deer 19 Oakes, Willows 33 L. Moffal, Glsnfs 24 XVatidle, Willows u Herbacfc, Jimmies 24 PITCHING IP SO Balrtf, Jimmies 14 Lynn, Jimmies FerchuK, Loveless, Giants Luke, Red Deer 12 R. Maxwell, Lelh 23 Chahley, Tigers 2 Me. Ginn (3) and Hundley. HRs: FIRST Philadelphia 300 TOD 4 1 Cincinnati -021 001 t o Champion Short (7) and Mo Carver; McGloIhlln, Kail (4-1) Carroll (e) and Bench. HR: Cin- ch SECOND Philadelphia COO 000 Olft- 2 0 Cincinnati 102 4 5 1 Reynolds (0-3) Twite heir Selma (8) and Ryan; Grlmsley (3-1) Borbon (6) and Bench. HRs: (8) Freed Mo n! real 010 020 5 11 2 Houston .....000 004 3 1 Torrez (6-3) and Humphrey; DIerker (5-4) Culver (6) York (BJ and Ed- wards. HRi: Hou New York 000 01J 7 2 Atlanta.....100 010 6 11 0 Seaver, Frisella (1-1) (9) and Dyer; Schveller, McQueen (7) Jarvls {5-2) (9) and Williams. HRs: (4} Seaver (1) BosweJI At CD Aaron LCI Angeles 000 Old J K 0 St. Louis 000 000 1 10 1 John (fi-3) Brewer (7) and Sims; Splnks (3-3) SeguE (B) and San Francisco af Pjftsburgh, ppd., El grounds. AMERICAN LEAGUE! VI 1. Pet. GBL illimor.....27 22 .501 ........27 22 .501 Cleveland.....22 24 .476 3Vi Boston 70 25 .4-1-t 5 New York.....20 29 .408 7 Milwaukee >6 31 .110 1 West Oakland 33 16 Chicago......31 18 .A33 2 Minnesota .....27 2 .S74 5 California 24 27 .471 1 Kansas City 22 27 .4-19 11- Texas .........22 30 .423 TUESDAY'S RESULTS Chicago 040000 3 New York: OM 000 000-0 3 wood (10-4) and Herrmann; SFotlle- myre (5-8) Blaslngame [9) and Mun- HR. May 0 Ballimora 220 100 5 t B OaJcFand 010 OM 7 4 Cuellar {4_5> and Hendrlcks; Odnm Horlen (6J, Knowles (8j and Duncan. HRs: Kansas Cily 00000ft 10 1 Bcslcn.....000101 4 Splilfcrfr, Dal Caafon (3 3> (8) Burg- meier and KlrkpaTrick, May PaHJn, Lea (4-2) (8) Bolln and Fisk. Milwaukee CO DM 3 2 Texas .......200200 OOx- 4 4 Lockwood (2-7J, Stepherwon LTnzy (B) and Felshe: Broberg King, Suarei Ratcliff Detroit ......fiOO 000 4 1 Minnesota 000 001 3 0 Timmerman Perranoskl iPGlbach (S) and Freehan; J. Perry (5-5) and Mltterwald. 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