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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 24, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta THE IfTHBRIDOE HERAID Tuesday, Worth 24, Should Seattle Pilots Moved To Milwaukee? SKATILK (AD Rouble barrelled court action was in slcre toil ay on the quest ion of whether a switch of the fran- cluse of Seal lie Pilots to Mil- waukee should be allowed. A hearing on whether to grant a temporary injunction to pre- vent the sale and transfer of tlic American League baseball club was to continue before Superior Court Judge James Milflin at a.m. local time. At 2 p.m., Washington Slate and Seattle were to present Ihcir reasons in U.S. District Court why they should not be prevented' from interfering with salr ui the club to Milwaukee interests. Last Thursday, Pacific North- reached an agreement on Ihe sale to Milwaukee interests March 9, tire day before the Tampa meeting. Schweppe said after the court session that the reason he sought the injmx'lion was lo- calise V.c discovered contracts which would be closed on or about April 1 had been signed March 8 ar.d were certified the next day. Pirates Coast Past Royals liv THE ASSOCIATED PltKSS i single slarling a four-run sixth .inning, broke a 3-3 tie, sending Pittsburgh Pirates slammed i Cincinnati Kcds to a 7-3 victory I i_ I ___ A.ioillc five home runs and cosslcd to a ovcr Angeles Angels. west Sports, Inc., which owns tire Pilots, petitioned the federal court to order tlw sale under the Bankruptcy Act. Walsh, representing Pacific Northwest Sports, said smu the Pilots owner would be de- stroyed if Ihe team cannot be sold, and therefore, he said, Se- attle slill would have no major league baseball.' He said (he league club owners arc trying to recover Ihcir original invcst- mi; uvmt ii.nj _ 15-7 exhibition baseball victory Kookjc FranV Bak- Monday ovcr Kansas City n..s ltlrcc.run in the sev- hind the thrcc-liit pitching inning pusllcd Ncw York Yankees past Detroit Tigers 5-2. Bob Vcalc. The big left-hander went innings, giving up Charlie Manuel drove borne Alley, Jem- May, John Jeter ar.d'Bill Mazeroski. All the ho- mers were solo shots except OFF TO VANCOUVER THIS WEEKEND These 14 southern Alberta bowlers will be off to Vancouver ihis weekend for the weslern Canada five-pin roll-offs. Making the trip will be, kneeling front row, left to right, Gary Tunbridge, Ulhbridge, Yaris Saranchuk, Brooks, Ken Mai- colmson, Lelhbridge, Norm Tolley, Ulhbridge and Bill Thomas, Medicine Hat. Back row, left to right, Bea Salmon, leihbridge, Lyndell Kuril, silling, Medicine Hal, Ken Mogus, Lelhbridge, Jeanette Smeed, Bow Island, Gwen Kapcala, Medicine Hat, Dianne Violini, Lelhbridge, Louise Plato, Medicine Hat, Dode Millions, Medicine Hat, Bob Costanzo, Lelhbridge and coach ten Herring, Lethbridge. Interlocking Schedule Completed No Easy Way Out For Eastern Clubs ment by trying to sell the Pilots for WOULD MAKE PllOFIT During Monday's session in Superior Court, 'testimony showed the current owners of tlic Pilots would profit by by sale o' the team lo Milwaukee, and that a contract for such a sale was Eigr.cd one day before a league meeting was scheduled in Tampa, Fla., during which the transfer was lo have ieen voted upon. Mifflin said that as far as he could see Seattle residents don't want the club, ar.d if it re- mained in the city, ticket sale ar.d attendance wouldn't mea- sure up (o the hopes of those in- terested. William Dwycr, special stale Mills ov.w -------r- ..T Stavgell's wMcb was a two-run over n luiv. uv-.. Twins, of only two of 16 ;pring contests, also to! five in- r of one-hit ball from Shot. Clcon Jones's llircc-run in- iide-lhe-park homer keyed a four-run third inning, helping New York Mcts to a -1-3 victory over St. Louis Cardinals, but the Meti B squad fell to Philadel- phia Phillies 4-3. The Phils' Chris Short allowed three hits in seven innings and Larry Hisle's run-scoring double proved the winner. Frank Howard knocked in one run with a single ar.d Washing- ton Senators got shutout pitch- ing from Casey Cox, Dick Sudi and Darold Knowles in beating Baltimore Orioles 2-0. Houston Astros rolled to weir fourth straight triumph, a 3-2 victory over Boston Red Sox. Rookie John Jlayberry's 500- MONTREAL (CP) -There's r.o longer an easy way out for the five teams currently scram- bling for the four playoff spots in Uie National Hockey League's East Division playoff race. There will be no more feast- ing on lesser West Division op- position. The four playoff berths will be won or lost in battles within the East Division. The 36-a a m e interlocking schedule for each East club endrf Sunday. Only two games are scheduled tonight, with Oak- land Seals visiting Minnesota North Stars and St. Louis Blues at Los Kings. Angeles against Ihe Minnesota currently holds a one-point edge over OaWar.d in tlio battle for the final West Di vision playoff spot, v.hile St Louis has clinched the division hampionship, and the Kings lave been out oi contention for ome time. However, it's a different story n the East where six points separate the five contenders, with only Toronto Maple Leafs out of the running. Boston Bruins head the pack with 91. points, followed by Chi- cago Black Hawks with 90. Bolh the Bruins and the Hawks have had a field day against West Di- vision opposition this season. Boston won 26, lost two and played eight tics. Chicago had the same number of victories, but lost seven and earned three draws. Detroit Red and Mon- treal Canariicns are locked in the third playoff spot with 87 points each, while New York1 Rangers, leaders in the East for most of the season, are two poinls out of the final playoff berth. However, Detroit has played only C3 games while the olhcr our contenders have reached he 70-game mark in the 76- ame schedule. Against West Division opposi- tion, the won 22, 'ony Esposito of Chicago Black lawks continued to highlight he season. Orr, the all-si ar, has been put- ing pucks into enemy nets like no other c'efenccman in NHL listory and Esposilo has been them out like no goal- tender since Harry Lumlcy rec- orded 13 shutouts for Toronto in Cansdicns tied had six, while the 2L victories, eight losses and seven ties. Rangers managed 20 wins, lost six, and tied 10 games against the West. ORR, ESPOSITO TOPS As has been the case ir.osl o! the season, the Individual per formar.ccs of Boston defence man Hobby Orr and goaller.der ever by a dctenccman, 30; the most assists ever by any player, 73; the most points ever by a defcnceman ard the second- high es I total ever by any pli-.yer, 103. LEADER KOW SECOND Team-male Phil Esposito, stil holds the record for most points Orr cut a particular swath of deslruction through sion opposition as he scored 13 goals and 51 assists for 69 points last two lolals each being more than any defcnceman ever recorded in a season. Add to this Orr's 12 goals, 27 assists and 39 points against his Jive East Division opponents and yon have almost unbelieva- ble most goals ever with his 120 last season The centre is runr.er-up to Orr I s s i s t a n t attorney general, peaking for the stale in its re- uest for a temporary injunc- tion, said fans want the Pilots to lay in Seattle. Alfred Schweppe. a Seatlle awycr who warded off Ihe eaguc's vole in Tampa by ob- .airu'ng legal restraints there and who filed the first requcs tor a restraining order in Seat tic, testified the Pilot owners oot homer in Uie third innin] If Sonny Sicbcrt was the dif crence. Pir.cli hitler Don Andersons d 51 assists. Chicago's ikita is third with 84 points lile New York's Walt Tkaczuk fourth with 7-5. Tony Esposilo, Phil's younger other, now has 13 shutouts, e most ever by a Chicago net- inder and the same as Uim- v, a modern-era mark. The Mime record is 22, by the late coi go Hainsworlh of Ihe Cana- ens in 192S-23. Esposito and team-mate crry Desjardins lead the Ve- zina Trophy race with 161 goals 'ainsl, seven fewer than St. >uis. Chicago's Bobby Hull appears estined to lose the title of oal-scoring champion, which e has held for four years. He as SI goals, five fewer than [ikila and young Carry Unger Detroit and four less than hil Esposito. Hull led the league in seven of ic last nine seasons. Cluuiipioiisliip Will Be Held STOCKHOLM (Reuters) The International Ice Hockey decided Monday Uial world amateur championship ill be staged a month after the Winter Olympics at Sapporo, Jspan, in 1972. It will be the first time a ,vortd championship is held in the same year as the Winter Olympics. The federation vu'.ed that the A group will play in Czechoslo- vakia at Uie cr.d of March, 1972. The B and C groups will also play there unless altemativa sites are offered. Stampeders Still Alive CALGARY (CP) A late on- slought'by Ihe Edmonton Mon- archs failed Monday night as Calgary Slampedcrs held on for a 3-2 win in Ihe fifth game of the best of seven Alberta Hockey League's final series. The spectators saw the teams baltlo through a score- less first period before Calgary erupted in the second period, outscoring Edmonton 3-1. Edmonton now leads the series 3-2 with the sixth game scheduled for Edmonton Wed- nesday night. Carl Chwachia, Hick lleslall and Pat llalas scored for the Stampeders while John Sculler and Jack Braun replied for the Monarchs. ELRICH TIRE LTD. SPORT SCORES NATIONAL LEAGUE Eastern civilian W L T F A Pis ilc-sto-l 3' 16 CHica50...... 21 9 50 SOCCER STANDINGS ENGLISH LEAGUE n I 37 19 13 19 Mi 87 35 19 IS 2a 87 35 20 15 227 177. ES 7) Western Division 11 U 10 207 iia" H r, a Hi Lei 23 3i II Ul 973 15 33 71 131 51 19 33 1! 151 222 50 T L F A Pl> 35 7 5 6J 3? 51 30 U 7 75 33 SJ 17 13 5 53 35 II 55 31 9 57 37 4J 15 15 II visit n II 21 9 17 10 t 55 31 51 8 iS iO 5 12 M 33 a 10 u 35 O ,7 Qiief s Lead Fort Maclcod The third game of the >'oot lills Hockey League final series joes Ibis evening at at the Kainai Spoils Centre at Stand- off. Kainai Chiefs, liosls of to- night's encounter c u r r e n tl; lead the brsl-of-sevcn final 2-i over Ihe Fort Mac'cod liror.cs and will be looking for victory number three tonight. Chiefs made it 20 over the Bror.cs with a decisive 94 vic- lory Sunday afternoon before EOtho Fort Madeod fans. Hoy Fox and Norm Crier paced Ihe Chiefs with three goals each while Jim Baird ac- counted for a pair. Is'orbert Fox completed the scoring vvilh a singlclon. Sonny Jenkins, Dan L'rness, Doug .Montgomery and Brian Bourassa were Ihe marksmen for Ihe lironcs. Kainai picked tip 15 of 25 penalties called in Use game. Each club was assessed a game misconduct. Chwachka was handed a major penalty for spearing mid- ray through the final period but he Monarchs v.'crc unable lo ake advantage of Ihe penally. Barry Richardson- made 27 saves "in the Edmonton nets while Gary Simmons blocked 18 shots for the SSampcders. Each team picked up seven penalties. G A PIS Pirn Orrs, Boi Chi Tkacufc, nr NY Bercnscn. S1L NY BiS Ralelle. NY n 51 t> y> 3J a 8i 25 a 75 32 23 JJ 72 !J 33 37 73 33 J) 34 55 33 35 45 1J 27 37 45 22 23 33 U 1C2 Of Bristol R. Lulci Redding Perl vaie '.'.'re Khar-. Brcr.JfotiJ WESTERN LEAGUE San Ditgo SeaHIe L T F A Pis a U 7 315 155 57 3J 70 7 2JJ Ml Ci 33 K 9 J35213 U 31-1 m ni 5! !4 31 II !J3 !17 5? II 35 9 317 253 51 13 39 H ?19 Til I Pair Si LaVe Clly IASEBALL RESULTS Baltimore 0 7 Kansas 7 IS SI. Lculs 3 Hew York [IIL1 t Chiracs 3 t Hill Ycrk (AL1 5 D'lrcil 2 Hois'on 3 Cincinna'i 7 Los Angles 3 lew York (lit) 3 fHliJfrMi Oakland 3 Sai B CKicaso (NL1 3 Cleveland 1 Sfallla 5 California 3 Grille Ranees HiUrnid Hearts Ouctn ol 15 13 10 55 37 Division III 21 9 13 SO 37 51 17 11 6 52 25 '7 13 13 S 7 17 12 8 39 13 10 10 61 Division IV 2! 7 7 51 1 51 IE U 5 57 37 17 13 6 52 27 H 70 7 B 55 32 16 15 7