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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 28, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Ilaiskin prepared to say 'I told you Wednesday, Juno 28, 1972 IHE LHHBRIDGE HERALD 13 Uiill IIUII WUIU nracirlant nf tha Into VtJIUVIIt VI IIIV WINNIPEG (CP) Bobby Hull, the Golden Jet of Chicago Black Hawks for 15 years, left, a vapor trail across the National Hockey League Tuesday as he flew over to the World Hockey Association and became the highest salaried professional athlete in North America. Hull signed two contracts worth first in St.'Paul, Minn, with the WHA that earned liim a million cheque, and the second in Win- nipeg with the Jeis that will earn him a further million over 10 years. The Winnipeg contract binds him to Ben Halskin's Jets for five years as a player-coach and five years as an executive 'probably as presi- Hatskin says. And while the entire hockey world was still buzzing over Hull's defection to the newly formed league, the 33-year-old Point Anne, Ont. native was busy discussing farms and ranching. "I haven't bought a farm yet, but I've seen some choice land around the the NHL's second highest all-time goal scorer said, "I hope to get a hunk fairly soon, with maybe about acres between us and the next guy so the boys can grow up in the coun- try." Hull's signings ended nearly eight months of negotiations be- tween himself, agent Harvey Weinberg, Hatskin, the WHA It was hard for Richard to believe MONTREAL (CP) Henri Richard, veteran team captain of Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League, coulc not believe that Bobby Hull had jumped the NHL to join the em- bryo World Hockey Association Tuesday. "Some of the other players in the league, yes, but not Bobby Richard said. "For over a month, they've been talking about it, but still I didn't be lieve it. I never realized they would get up that mucl money." "He's all right for the rest o: his said Richard. "Hle without him. They weren't hat good with him." The of Winnipeg fans vere probably summed up best >y ArdeUe Anderson who said: "It's too bad for the NHL, but t's just super for the WHA and especially Winnipeg. This city deserves a major-league hockey earn. "I'm a Boston fan and think 3obby Orr is the most spectacu- ar player, but Bobby Hull is still Mr. Hockey. That's a title he'll keep in any league until he decides to quit." James Best, a Montreal Cana- diens fan, said "it almost seems a matter of .Benny (Hatskin) aking Billy Reay at his word. It was Reayt the Chicago coach, ,vho said about six years ago :hat if he owned a hockey team, lad the money and Hull was available, he'd pay million for him. "But then, Billy Reay proba- bly doesn't think Bobby was available." here tonight Lelhbridge Lakers will be ou to extend the Alberta Major Baseball League mark to 9-6 to- night at eight o'clock at Hen derson Park. The Lakers travel to Edition ton for a pair of weekend games with the Blue Willow Angels before returnig for an exhibition game with the San Mateo Bulldogs. Bulldogs will be here Mon day, July 3 at eight o'clock a Henderson. Many of the Bulldogs havi been touted as strong profes- sional prospects and are ex pected to put on a first-class show for local fans. Their.coach John Noce is no newcomer to Canada as he barnstormed this part of the country some H years ago. Meanwhile righthander Bo> Baird fired a two hitter ani struck out 12 to win his sixf game with no defeats as Cal gary Jimmies defeated Calgary Giants 3-1 in a league game Tuesday night in Calgary. Lyle Moffat provided Giants with their run on a 335 foot home run in the seventh inn- ing. Bruce Lofting was the only other Giant to gel a hit from Baird, who allowed only three giant base runners. He pitched bis first complete game this season. Meanwhile in Red Deer Bill Phillips scatlered 10 nils as the Red Deer Elks defeated Ed- monton Willows Tuesday in an Alberta Major Baseball League game. Ed Stefuriak belted a Iwo- run homer to spoil Phillips' bid for a shutout. The cellar dwelling Willows have won only one of their 15 starts. Jlmmili .....Ml 019- i it t Giants 000000 2 2 Baird (6-0) and Johnston; Loveless (3-1! and Heatley. HR: Giants-Mai. fat Willows ooo 00} oot_ a ie j Elks ..301 030 880 Peslcrich Purtell (5t HAPPINESS IS ONE MILLION Mrs. Bobby Hull shows her excitement at the size of the chock as her husband, the former Ch icago Bfack Hawks' high Jhe million he recelvod in St. Paul Tuesday for signing wilh the World Hockey Association. Hull got another million for signing as player-coach wiih Ihe Winnipeg Jels. (AP Wirephoto) Minor ball roundup In Lakeside Little League playoff action Tuesday night, the Yankees outlasted the Twins 16-13. Kent Binnings picked up the mound win on 10 strikeouts and six hits while Tim Hisaoka suffered the loss giving up seven hits. Dave Crighton led the Yankee hilfcrs with a double and a single while Jess Wilde chipped in with a pair of singles In Senior Little League play, the Royals blasted the Tigers 18-4 behind John Wagontall's three-hit pitching. Kendall Duce stroked a three- run homer, a double and two singles for the Royals while Rod Olshaski added three dou- bles and a single. At Norcrest, Greg Fender fired a two-hitler and gave Ihe Pirates an easy 20-1 victory over the Cardinals. Lumber Jacks score victory In Commercial Slow Pitch League action Tuesday night, the Advance Lumber-Jacks out- lasted Ducan Industries 29-24. Meanwhile in another league contest, Lethbridge Glass edged Swifts 17-14. The Labor Club Larks blank- ed the Great West Tires Majes- ties 7-0 in Women's Fastball League play. Nan Hamilton earned the mound win over Ruth Miller. Dave Lay ton took tha loss. Pat Keenan rapped out a tri- ple, two doubles and a single tor the Pirates while Ronald Trone aided with a double and two singles. Lay ton and Dave Field spoil- ed Fender's no-hitter poking out a single each. In another contest the Astro'i edged the Expo's 4-2 in a pitch- ers dual. Mike Coghlin hurled a hitter to earn the win Rodney Kirk suffered the giving up only two hits. Barry Coghlin and Walter Dyck managed singles for tha Astra's while Clark Botch and Robert Stanley did Mine for tha Expo's. YOU SIMPLY CAN'T BEAT OUR QUALITY OUR PRICES OUR WARRANTY FARMOR TIRES NATIONAL FARMWAY STORES YOUR CAR, TRUCK TRACTOR TIRE CENTRE FARMOR SAFETY Blues sign two players ST. 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