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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Thunday, June 31, THI IETHBRIDGE HERALD 9 Pitcher finally bats Yankees take over lead in the east By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Cy Acosta of Chicago 'White Sox Wednesday became the first pitcher to hit for himself in the American League's Year of the Designated Hitter. "I didn't realize he was the first one when I sent him said Chicago manager Chuck Tanner after the White Sox' 8-3 victory over California Angels. There was a bit of complex strategy involved, otherwise Acosta would never had made the trip to the plate in the eighth inning. "I wanted to take Dick Allen out and put Tony Muser, the designated hitter, at ex plained Tanner. "In order to do that, Acosta was left in to ba for Allen. A pitcher must bat in the place of the substituted de- fensive player." Acosta's historic appearance was hardly worth it: he struck out. In other games, Cleveland In- dians beat Detroit Tigers 7-6; New York Yankees trimmet Baltimore Orioles 2-1; Boston Red Sox turned back Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 and Texas Rangers blanked Minnesota Twins 3-0, An afternoon start today as Cleveland at Milwaukee. At night, California is at Min- nesota, Oakland at Chicago, De- troit at New York and Balti- more at Boston. An inning before Acosta got a chance to make incidental his- tory, the White Sox had the wrapped up when Pat Kelly's first home run, a three- run shot, highlighted a six-run seventh for Chicago. The inning helped the White Sox end a five-game losing streak. George Hendrick knocked in the winning run with a single in the last of the ninth inning to power Cleveland over Detroit. Hendrick, who also hit three home runs Tuesday night, hit another one for Cleveland Wednesday, in the seventh in- ning to give the Indians a 6-2 margin. Designated hitter Jim Ray Hart hit a two run homer and Sparky Lyle rescued Mel Stott- lemyre from an eighth-inning jam to help New York beat Bal- timore. Kurt Bevacqua delivered the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the 12th inning to give sas City its triumph over Oak- land. Rick Miller and Reggie Smith belted home runs and Bill Lee scattered nine hits to lead Bos- ton over Milwaukee. It was the Brewers' third straight loss after 10 straight triumphs. Juniors in action on weekend The Alberta Baseball Asso- ciation southern zone junior playoffs are set for this week- end in Milk River. Four teams, Orion, Leth- bridge. Okotoks and the hosi Milk River club, will take part in the two day, double-knock- out affair. At Saturday morning Orion takes on Lethbridge while at one o'clock Milk River meets Okotoks. The two win- ners will decide the A section winner in a six o'clock encount- er while the two losers will tangle Sunday morning at nine with the losing club heading home. The reason for the early playoff is due to the fact the provincial finals are set for June 30 and July 1 and 2 in Edmonton. The pro v i n cial champion will then represent Alberta at the Canada Summer Games in Burnaby B.C. in August. If the winners of the Alberta title can be decided by July 10 there is a strong poccibility that the provincial government will buy uniforms. A format set up two years ago will again be used in the make up of the Alberta team. Should Milk River, for ex- ample, go on and win in the south and then knock off every- one in the north, the team would be made up of a nucleus of 12 players from Milk River SULLY SAYS -By Pat Sullivan WHEN PEOPLE ask me if I have any family, I al- ways say yes, I have a daughter, Megan, and she's going to be the first girl in the National Hockey League. I mean, it's just a joke. She does skate, in a sense. Actu- ally, she thinks falling on the ice and sliding on her back- side is much more fun than skating. I tell anyone who is inter- ested my little story in jest. They chuckle and away they go- But such is not the case with the parents of 12-year old Carolyn King of Ypsilanti, Mich. Carol wants to play baseball hi the Little League ranks and her parents are Little League, in spite of its name, is run big league all the way. It is perhaps the best organization for minor sports there is in North America. They have a very rigid con- stitution and they are not about to change it. Not for one young lady or 100 young ladies. I said I agree with the Little League people in putting their foot down and saying NO. going to court to see that she does. I find this very sad. I have to ajree with the Little League people in stating that she is ineligible. Why, in heaven's name, would she want to play ball in the first place. It has been shown that she is not that good. I know she made the team, but how many boys tried out for that particular team? I recall reading that it was 14. She has only two hits over the season and her team is in last place. This has to be embarrass- ing to the young girl, parti- cularly since she is getting national coverage. Some will argue, while at- tempting to say there is a place for a girl in baseball, that the boys don't mind. You can't tell me that the boys, as they are referred to, don't mind. I was a young boy once and it was taboo to get caught even playing catch with a girl. I don't suppose things have changed that much. Dodging the tag St. Louis Cardinals' Ted Simmons leaps back as he successfully dodges a tag attempt by Montreal Expos' Mike Jorgensen during inning action Wednesday in St. Louis. The artful dodging of Simmons did him Dodgers take three-game lead little good as he missed the bag getting back and was tagged out.Expot won 5-1. Pirates are now occupying the basement and six teams. others from various Now, I don't think that wo- men, bless their beautiful lit- tle hearts, should be relegat- ed to the role of a baby fac- tory, cook and housekeeper. Far from it. I firmly believe they stand as equals in many ways. I would even concede first place to them in a few instances, but not in most sports, baseball in particular. If they want to play base- ball; fine. Organize a team, start a league and play amongst themselves. If in time, but I'm betting against it, they are good enough, then let them challenge a Little League team or any other team for that matter. This is far from ever hap- pening. I don't think you can get 15 girls who are inter- ested in baseball. Yet people are jumping on the bandwag- on for a mere handful. It isn't the young gals' fault that she has interests that exceed female limitations. It's simply tough luck. Only in the past two or three years have women gun encroaching into the ter- rity of male ego. They pick their spots very carefully. This is one reason why I don't go for women in major sports such as baseball, foot- ball, hockey and basketball. If women want to play baseball, let them also play hockey, football and basket- ball. As a matter of fact, I would even go as far as to say put on the gloves and put up your dukes. Then, and only then will the idea of women's lib- eration get my vote. Using a 12-year old girl to run interference for a flock of frustrated females is not my idea of fairness. Where did it all start any- way? Is it because the best cooks in the world are men? Minor baseball Mike Sheen picked up the win as the Yankees edged the Twins 9-8 in Lakeside Senior Little League play. Michel Du- mont took the loss. Guy McNab pounded out a home run, double and single for the winners. Greg Maxwell stroked a double for the Twins. In Norcrest Senior League play the Dodgers went on the rampage to bounce the Expos 19-3. Dave Koskoski bested John Matkin for the win. Koskoski belted three doubles :o aid his own cause. A double and two singles went to Gil Poberznick. Tim McQuaig re- plied with two singles for the Expos. In Lakeside Little League ac- tion the Royals won 12-7 over the Yankees with Peter Hohnes the winner. Dick Reedyk struck out 1 as the Cubs slipped past the Dod- gers 3-2 in Norcrest Little League. Losing pitcher Craig Nyrose fanned five while allow- ing seven hits. Reedyk came up with a double and single with Troy Hovey adding two singles. Blair Nyrose did all he could with a double and two singles in three trips to the plate. Craig came up with a double. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS "At this time of the year, i doesn't matter whether we an in first, last or fifth Pittsburgh manager Bill Virdon was saying. "The only time tha matters is the last day of the season." The Pirates, defending Na tional League East champions now are flat on their backs looking up at the rest of the di vision. The Bucs took occupancy o the basement by losing 5-3 Wednesday night to Chicago Cubs while Philadelphia Phillies were scrambling into fifth place by edging New York Mets 4-3. In other games, Cincinnati Reds downed San Francisco Gi- ants 7-5, Montreal Expos whip- ped St. Louis Cardinals 5-1, San Diego Padres turned back Houston Astros 6-2 and Los An- geles Dodgers beat Atlanta Braves 6-5 in 11 innings. Three afternoon games are set for today with the Expos visiting St. Louis, Cincinnati at San Francisco and Houston in San Diego. New York at Pitts- burgh and Atlanta at Los Ange- les are set for the lights. "We're definitely not a last- place said Willie Star- gell, who clubbed his 20th and 21st homers. Jose Cardenal singled for a pair of first-inning Cubs, runs and they promptly added two more in the second inning, driven in on singles by Glenn Beckert and Billy Williams. The Cubs retained their Herron says not guilty WINNIPEG (CP) Former all-star running back Mack Herron pleaded not guilty today of possession of marijuana and cocaine. Herron, runner-up last year as the outstanding player in the Canadian Football Leagu with the Winnipeg Blue Bomb ers, will be tried July 27. He was released by the Bom bers along with wide receiver Jim Thorpe last Wednesday Thorpe is facing drug charges in Toronto. Also charged with Herron was another former bomlbar running back, Amos Van Pelt Van Pelt was remanded without plea another week. Neither appeared in court. game lead over Montreal's sur- prising Expos and dumped the Pirates 9% off the pace and half a game back of the Phillies. It was Pittsburgh's 14th loss in the last 18 games. The Phillies bounded into fifth on the strength of Wayne Twit- chell's four hitter and run-scor- ing singles in the fifth inning by Terry Harmon, Willie Montanez and Greg Luzinski. Homers by Tony Perez and Hal King highlighted the Reds' six-run outburst that sent the Giants down to then- ninth loss in the last 11 games. The homers countered clouts by Bobby Bonds and Tito Fuentes. The Expos reeled off their ninth victory in the last 12 Sport of all sorts SMITH RE-HIRED BUFFALO (AP) Floyd Smith, who guided Cincinnati Swords to the American Hockey League's Calder Cup playoff championship last season, signed a new contract with the club Wednesday as coach and assistant general manager. His signing was announced by the Swords' parent club, Buffalo Sa- bres of the National Hockey League. ANDY CAPP C'LL X.LOiV DON'T BE WIU.VOU PROMSE r ME _ SOMETHIN'? MUCHOF A HURRY t ABQUTIT" FREY SENT HOME NEW YORK (AP) Balti- more Orioles said Wednesday night that coach Jim Frey has been released from the Balti- more hospital where he has been recuperating since being struck in the face by a line drive during batting practice ast week. Frey suffered a bro- ken nose, a broken orbit bone under the right eye and also un- derwent surgery for the re- moval of a sliver of glass from his right eye. HULL IN HOSPITAL WINNIPEG (CP) Playing coach Bobby Hull of Winnipeg Jets had five bone chips re- moved Tuesday from his left elbow. It was the first operation for he 34-year-old left winger in a career that spanned 15 years in the National Hockey League before he joined the World Hock- ey Association team last year. The operation was performed to relieve recurring pain in the elbow and forced Hull to tone down his slapshot, considered the hardest in hockey, through- out most of last season. FIVE WALK OUT CALGARY (CP) Five play- ers, all Canadians, quit camp Wednesday "on their Calgary Stampeders of the Western Football Conference announced. They are: John Couture, 24, defensive halfback previously with Montreal Alouettes; Paul Terras, 25, offensive guard from McMaster University; John Buda, 23, defensive tackle from University of Waterloo; Paul Knill, 22, kicker and de- fensive halfback from Univer- sity of Western Ontario; anc Wayne Dunkley, 23, quarter- back from University of Tor- onto. Miller wins Ruth Miller bested Kathy Muller as Great West Tire blanked Park Plaza 8-0 in Wo- men's Fastball League action Wednesday. In Slow Pitch play Ail-Star Sports trimmed Advance Lum- berjacks 8-2 as Roger Douglas was the winner. The loss went to Pat Paterson. Larry Veres belted two home runs while Randy Noss added a solo blast as Western Truck Body dumped Silverwood Dair- ies 15-7 in another encounter. Doug Irvine was the winner as the loss went to Fred Guen- ther. I FASTEST MILE EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Bowling Green's Dave Wottle ran the third fastest mile of all time Wednesday night in the ward restoration meet, charg- ing past Oregon's Steve Pre- fontaine to win in as six milers broke the four-minute mark. Earlier, Rod Milburn of Southern University equalled his own world mark of 13.0 sec- onds in the 120-yard Tu'gh hur- dles at the fund raising track and field meet. WELLS ACQUITTED BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Warren Wells, former star wide receiver for Oakland Raiders of the National Fotball League, was acquitted Wednesday of a drunk driving charge. Wells still faces a June 28 hearing on charges of disburbing the peace and resisting an officer. He is on probation until Jan. 13, 1975, as a result of a 1969 conviction for attempted rape. games on the strength of John Boccabella's three-run homer in a four-run third inning thai keyed a 13-hit assault against the Cardinals. The Padres, halting their los- ing skid at 10 games, got a pair of runs batted-in on a single and a sacrifice fly by Dave Winfield, the left fielder se- lected earlier this month in baseball's free agent draft. Dave Lopes walked, Bill Buckner singled, then Atlanta third baseman Darrell Evans booted Steve Yeager's two-out grounder, giving their victory. the Dodgers CFL telecasts under way now NEW YORK (AP) The Ca- nadian Football League, its United States telecasts last year aborted at mid-season due to a loss of advertiser interest, be- gan a series of 12 nationally televised games Wednesday night. "The reason we had to drop the broadcasts last season was not due to a lack of viewer in- terest but a lack of interest by the CFL commis- sioner Jake Gaudaur said Wednesday. "This year we have increased interest." The CFL rebroadcast the 1972 Grey Cup game between Sas- katchewan at Hamilton and will follow with 10 live broadcasts of CFL games Wednesday eve- nings through August. 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