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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta WtrfiMKlay, Jvm 27, 197S THI UTHMIDOI HRAID Decker fans 15 Unser fulltime, ask the Cards By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A story in a Washington newspaper irked Del Unser, and that may have helped his ca- reer. The Philadelphia outfielder, who played five mediocre years in (foe American League, hac five hits, including two homers, in Tuesday's twi-nigbt double- header split with St. Louis Car- dinals. Unser's three-run blast in the first game powered the Phils to a 10-3 victory and his two-out ninth inning homer tied the sec- ond gams before the Cards won it in the llth. Elsewhere in the National League, Los Angeles Dodgers shut out San Diego Padres 7-0; Atlanta Braves blasted San Francisco Giants 9-2; Chicago Cubs defeated New York Mets 5-1; Cincinnati Reds bsat Hous- ton Astros 5-1 and Montreal Expos stunned Pittsburgh Pi- rates 10-3. Unser, then with Cleveland, opened a Washington paper to find he'd been traded to Phila- delphia. That didn't bother Unser, but reading on, he found out that his job in Philadelphia wasn't going to be fulltime. Now that irked him. CALLS THE BOSS So the first act as a Phila- delphia PhiUie was call his manager. "I'm going to be a Unser said from his end of the phone. "Just give me a chance." Manager Danny Ozark claimed Be was mis-quoted and assured Unser he'd get his chance. The Cardinals felt the effects Tuesday night. In the opener, Unser ac- counted for one quarter of Philadelphia's 16-hit attack and four RBI. His three-run homer in the sixth, his fifth of the year came off Bob Gibson. In the second game he pinch hit unsuccessfully in the sev- enth and stayed around as a de- fensive replacement. But in the ninth he belted his sixth homer of the year to knot the game 4- 4 The Cardinals won the game, however, in the llth on Lou Brock's sacrifice fly. In me first inning, Joe Torre of the Cards hit a two-run homer and added his sixth homer in the seventh. The curveball and the fastball are a pitcher's most effective weapons. But then, it never hurts to look elsewhere for an extra edge. Minnesota's Joe Decker looked up. "Before the said Decker after his 15 strikeout ef- fort defeated Chicago White Sox 4-0 Tuesday night, "I prayed that I would have a decent per- formance. One that would get me me going this season In other American League games, New York Yankees pummeled Cleveland Indians 10- 2, Baltimore Orioles blanked Milwaukee Brewers 6-0, Detroit Tigers topped Boston Red Sox 4-1, Oakland Athletics beat Texas Rangers 6-2 and the Cali- fornia Angels edged Kansas City Royals 6-5. Decker's strikeout total be- came the new American League high this season Decker pitched what he called "the greatest game I've ever pitched in the major leagues. For once I wasn't struggling." At Fenway Park in Boston, the story of another accom- plishment unfolded. It wasn't quite so dramatic, but that doesn't mean it was dull Two weeks ago, righthander Mike Strahler was on the De- t r o i t Tigers' International League farm club, Toledo Mud- hens. The parent team was in town for an exhibition, and Strahler pitched the last inning of the game. Graham Kelly When selecting the alMime all-star team, the posi- tion that clots the most in- terest is that of quarterback. Because of the importance and glamour of the position, this is only to be expected- Sam Etcheverry, Kenny Pleon, Bernie Faloney, Russ Jackson, Jack Jacobs and Jackie Parker were all great quarterbacks. There is, how- ever, one name that gets very little consideration. As pre- viously mentioned, if you wanted to choose your QB on the basis of records held and games won, then the man of the hour would be none other than Ron Lancaster of Sask- atchewan. But I stiE don't think tha Lancaster was the greatest of them all. My choice for best QB would be Russ Jackson oT Ot- tawa. Jackson was an ex- There have been many fine halfbacks who would comple- ment Jackson. Tom Casey of Winnipeg, Montreal's Alex Webster and George Dixon, Rollie Miles, and Dave Raim- ey are only a few. But the two best halfbacks ever to trod the Canadian turf were Jackie Parker and Winnipeg's Lincoln Locomotive Leo Lewis. Over a career That spanned nearly a decade, Lewis provided that consis- tent and timely punch for the Big Blue attack Although he doesn't hold CFL records any- more, Lewis had all the at- tributes of a great halfback. Working with Leo -would the greatest of them Jackie Parker. Nothing irfore needs to be said about him. If you go with the old sys- tem of picking all-stars, you would pick two fullbacks, and no flanker. Let's combine the old and new, and pick wo fullbacks and a flanker. Three can bs considered for flanker. Whit Tucker of Ottawa, Ken Neilson of Win- nipeg, and Hugh Campbell of Saskatchewan. (Sportswrit- ers used to pick Terry Evan- shen of Calgary for flanker evsn though he played split end.) The choice for flanker is Ken Neilson who had great For ends, you need look no further than the second great- est ballplayer of alltime, Hal Patterson of Montreal and Hamilton. Prince Hal, 1950's and '60's, could catch any- thing thrown his way, had great speed, and could block. He always gave about 200 per cent effort. At the other end, take Tommy Joe Coffey of Edmonton and Hamilton, the all-time scoring leader. Other men could catch better like Calgary's Hsrm Harrison or Red O'Quinn of Montreal. But Coffey is always a lead- ing receiver, is an excellent blocker, and besides, he scores all those points. And Leading the defense would be linebackers Wayne Harris, Tom Brown, and Jack Del- vaux. Up front would be Herb Gray of Winnipeg, and Pete Neumann of Hamilton, with old Eskie Frank Ander- son, and Roughie Gord Sturt- ndge as substitutes. My in- terior linemen would be, take your pick, Hamilton's John Barrow, Eskimo Art Walker, Bomber Buddy Tinsley, and perhaps, Don Luzzi of Cal- cellent passar, a tremendous leader, a good field general, and usually in the top 10 rush- ers in the Eastern Confer- ence. The Ottawa school prin- cipal from McMasters led his team to three Grey Cups in four appearances in the clas- sic. It is quite likely that Jackson would have been one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL because of his su- perb physical equipment and his fine mind. I always thought that Jackson was a superior pivot to Joe Kapp of Minnesota and B C., although the comparison may not be a fair one. Kapp played bet- ter quarterback in the NFL than he did in Canada. What is really amazing about the feats of Russ Jackson is that this multi Schenley award winner was a Canadian. hands, good speed, and ex- cellent moves. The best fullback ever has to be No. 34 of the Saskat- chewan Roughriders George Reed has all the rushing re- cords. He is a ferocious block- er, has quick speed over a short distance, great balance, end unbelieveable endur- ance George plays when he is hinting and hurting badly. Two seasons ago, he played five games with a broken leg, and still managed to stay in contention for rushing honors. With the exception of that year, George has rushed for over a thousand yards a sea- ssn since 1965, an incredible feat in an era when backs us- ually are finished after five seasons George's running mate of course would be the man who set the records for George to break Edmonton's John- ny Bright. Year after year, Bright and Parker were the heart of the Eskimo offense. Bright played defense, too. Honorable mention' J i m Evenson of Ottawa is probab- ly just about as good as both those famous fellows. So there you have the back- field- Jackson, Parker, Lawis, Reed, Bright and Neil- son. Power! to think that Coffey only re- sumed his football career be- cause of a business failure. Lucky for Hamilton. Who are the worthies open- ing the holes for these her- oes? The centre should be the perennial all Canadian Ted Urness of Saskatchewan. The offensive linemen would Be three tune Schenley winner Kay Vaughn of Ottawa, Blue Bomber Frank Rigney, Roughie Martin Ruby, and Tex Coulter of Montreal. Hon- orable mention must go to Roger Nelson, Edmonton, Tony PajacowsM, Calgary and Montreal, and Cornell Piper of Winnipeg. gary, or Bill Clarke of Sas- katchewan. For tha defensive backfield, we have Garney Henley of Hamilton, Gene Gaines, Ottawa, Marv Lust- er, Toronto Montreal, Jerry Keeling Calgary, Henry Jant- zcn, Winnipeg, and Rollie Miles of Edmonton. The all time offensive plajers' Parker and Patter- son. The all time great de- fensive players? Wayne Har- ris and John Barrow. Partial ivin for players Urine tests off, but just for now What the devil St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson keeps his head down after Philadelphia Phillies' Del Unser hit a home run bringing in two other Phils in the sxth inning of game won 10-3 by the Phils Tuesday. Minor baseball In the junior baseball final played at Henderson Park Tuesday, Orion trounced Oko- toks 11-1 to win the south title. The two clubs were forced to meet in a sudden death show- down after playing to a 13-13 deadlock in a game Sunday, called due to darkness. Tuesday night Mylo Slroms- moe was just too much for Okotoks. Orion now travel to Edmon- ton for the Alberta final. The winner of the Alberta final will take part in the Canada Sum- mer Games in Burnaby, B.C. in August. The Royals scored the win- ning run in the bottom of the sixth inning as they shaded the Orioles 11-10 in Lakeside Little League playoff action. Peter Holmes earned the vci- tory over Doug Henderson Rick Cicon stroked a dou- ble and single for the Royals while Fred Weiber had a dou- ble and single in a losing cause. The Expos doubled the score, on the Cubs in Nor- crest playoff. Terry Hamilton allowed six to pick up the win. The loss was tagged on Jay Heindrick. Hamilton aided his own cause with a double while Clark Bosch belted three singles and Gary Tokariuk a pair. Dick Reedyk. with a double and sin- gle, and Rick Burla with two singles, paced the Cubs. In Farm League play the Eagles belted the Hawks 19-9 as Neil Walters, with relief help rom Doug Canadine, was the winner. Robert McCracken was he loser. He gave way to John Uowden early in the game. At the plate Steven Shipley's three hits drove in four runs while Scott Leonard added three hits. McCracken had two hits. The Jets who ended the year 11-1 carried on into the play- offs with a 14-7 win over ,he Expos in another Farm League game Winning pitcher vas Ron Knight. The loss went o Ken Wood. The Dodgers stung the Pi- rates 10-7 at Norcrest in Senior Little League. Gordon Keith bested Dave Miskulin as he fanned 12 bat- ters. Dave doubles KoskosM belted two and a single for the winners while Jim Richard added a double and two singles. Miskuhn and Greg Kveder each had a home run for the losers. NEW YORK (AP) National Football League players, steam- ing over reports that Commis- sioner Pete Rozelle might force them to take urine tests as a means of deterring drug abuse, have won a partial victory but it may be only temporary. Rozelle said Tuesday the league has put off plans for such unprecedented testing of its he stressed the idea is far from dead. It is "stall under considera- he said, and may be re- surrected for the 1973 season if legal problems regarding such a concept don't crop up and if the league's newest official, a medical consultant, yet to be appointed, thinks it's necessary. HIRE CONSULTANT The appointment of an NFL medical consultant and the ab- t sence of uruialysis were high- j lights of a news conference in which Rozelle introduced new procedures to supplement the 1 league's drug abuse program The new steps call in part for plajer to notify his team physician of the nature of any prescription medication he takes that is obtained from sources other than the team; team to periodically submit to the league its in- ventory of prescription drugs and bills for prescription drugs; team to immediately report "any situation wherein one or more of the team's play- ers, coaches, trainers or other personnel reportedly are in- volved in a drug action, in- cluding possible suspension from the league, against team personnel for improper dis- position or use of drugs or fail- ure to comply with the periodic reporting requirements; league to expand its own drug educational pro- grams. The initial drug abuse pro- gram was put into effect two yoars ago. Rozelle said that when he met with the NtfL Players Associ- ation last weekend m Chicago, it agreed to go along with the aspects of the supplemental procedures relating to them, mainly the reporting of non- team-administered drugs. But urinalysis is another mat- ter. The 26 team representatives in the NFLPA unanimously en- dorsed a resolution last Sunday rejecting "proposals lacking One-sided win Kathy Miller was the winner as she hurled the Park Plaza past the Midgets 20-7 in Wo- men's Fastball Tuesday. Bren- da Lazaruk was the loser. Jeean Fraser stroked a home run for Park Plaza. Teammate Ev Hughes added a double. Terry Wright picked up a double off of Miller. Great West Tire bounced the Labor Club 13-3 in another gals game. Ruth Miller bested Eva Der- inger tor the win. A home run, which accounted for two runs in the fifth inning, by Gayle Pilling was the big blow for the winners. Linda MacKenzie chipped in with a triple Next games see the Mighty Mite and Labor Club at Catho- lic Central and the Bantams and Great West Tire it West- minster School. Both games are this evening at 6 30 Thursday Great West takes on the Mighty Mites at Winston Churchill also at due process which would Invade the privacy of gifted athletes and further violate individual rights and freedoms enjoyed by other citizens." And a number of players, fuming over what they feel is the idea that they might be treated like race horses, say they're ready to seek legal counsel to fight urine testing. Asked about players who might use marijuana or similar drugs on their own time, rather than drugs such as pep pills re- lated to the game, Rozelle said the league "can't police drugs 24 hours a day. "What we want to do is make every effort to eliminate or minimize the use of drugs in the NFL Society as a whole has problems with drugs, so we can't be exempt. We just don't know the size of it" Runs plentiful Fifty three runs highlighted action in two Men's Slow Pitch League games. All Star Sports belted Bridge Villa Blazers 18-10 with the win going to Dave Heidmger. Roy Weir was the loser. Ken Kritjansen was the only, player to manage a home run for the All-Stars. In the other encounter Ducan Drifters got past Wickes War- riors 15-10. The win went to Bruce Lowe. vich suffered the loss. JIM McQUARRIE Manager Anything FIBRE GLAS WE CAN REPAIR WESCAMACAR TOP COUTTS HIGHWAY Bus. Res. 928-4389 SPORTING GOODS DOMINION DAY Special Prkes In Effect 3 Days Onlyl Thurs., Fri. Sat. 4 MAN NYLON TENT 35 .00 Evert easy victors Court begins grand-slam bid LONDON (AP) With her debacle at the hands of Bobby Riggs behind her, Margaret Court begins her bid for a sec- ond grand slam today at Wim- bledon. The top-seeded Mrs. Court, won the Australian, French, Wimbledon and Forest Hills titles two years ago takes on fellow-Australian Karen Krantzcke. Billie Jean King, who beat Mrs. Court here last year, had an easy time in her first match Tuesday, polishing off Lucia Bassia of Italy, 6-0, 6-2. The 29-year-old star from Long Beach, Calif., had the first set of her second round match over in 12 minutes and lost only six points. Chris Evert from Fort Lau- derdate, Fla., defeated Fiorella Bonicelli of Uruguay 8-3, 6-3, while Rosemary Casals of San Francisco raced past Brenda Kirk 6-0, 6-1. Virginia Wade, Britain's No. 1 I player, had a scare from 16- year-old Australian lefthander Dianne Fromskholtz in the first set, but righted herself to win 3- 6, 6-2, 6-1. Evonne Goolagoyj of Aus- tralia, seeded No. 3, volleyed well to beat Betty Stove of the Netherlands 6-3, 6-3. First-round American women winners included Judy Heldinan of New York, Tory Ann Fretz of Los Angeles, Valerie Ziegenfuss of San Diego, Marita Redondo of National City, Calif., and Pain Teegarden of Los Angeles. 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