Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 24, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
Came To Expos In ClendennonDeal Collins Looking To Big Year YTEST PALM BEACH, Fla.' (CD Kevin Collins, 23-year- tild infielcier, feels he now is more relaxed and is looking for- ward to doing an even better job with Montreal Expos than he did last year. Collins came to the National League Expos last June from the New York Mets triple-A Ti- dewater1 farm club in tire Nor- folk, Va., area. He was part of the multiple-player deal that sent Don Clcndennon to the Mels. couldn't be any worse Collins said. "I had been sent down to Tidewater tlirce weeks before the deal was made. "I was a bit surprised, all right, because somehow you never expect to be traded." The Monlreal infield was pretty well set last season when ANDY CAPP WHY fi'Yffi TORTURE ME LIKE THIS? V (WHO IS OK COME ON NOW, FLO LET'S LEAVE SOME MVSTERV IN OUR EH? Birdie Putts Do The Trick Collins arrived, but he got into 52 games and hit .210. His 9C tunes at bat included 17 appear- ances as a pinch-hitter and in this specialist he hit .294. Even K not playing regularly, Collins is a handy nan to have arpur.d. He can lit in at second, third or shortstop. His batting has been improving slowly as well. His .240 with the Espos last season was his highest big league hilling. BELTED 1.0.NG BALL Collins clouted the lirst-ever plneh-hit home run lor the Expos, against Pittsburgh Pir- ates last July. In a spring exhi bilion game here against the American League Washington Senators, he socked one of Hor acio Pina's pitches over the right field fence, past the 330 foot marker. Collins was a teen-ager when he was signed by the Mets afler graduating from high school in his native Springfield, Mass, where he makes his off-season home. His debut, in 1961, was ui the Florida rookie league. He missed most of 1965 be- cause of a shoulder separation but got into 11 games with the Mets. He spent Hie 1966 season wit (he do'jblc-A Williamsport, Pa club and in 1968 was moved u to the triple-A Jacksonviiii Fla., cluh, hit'JBg .248, but cam up to the Mels for four games. "I'm in good shape now an I'm looking forward to the sea Collins said. "I'm read to play anywhere and I thin I'll do better this year. "Whatever the Expos have in mind for me, I'll try my best I do it. That's my job." January Wins Playoff JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Don January, his 1970 bank- roll quadrupled by more lhan won in Monday's playoff for the Greater Jacksonville Open golf title, lieads for Miami and the next tournament today In one of his typical streaks. He has been doing it this way several years ar.d finishing high p among the year's money istcred his lllh victory of all winners while playing only haU "I can't more than four or five weeks in a said the 40-year-o'.d veteran who reg- time and first since 1968. "I'll play straight through the Mas- ters and then go back to Dal- las." s much as most olfers. other tour Mixed Evenl On Thursday Play opens Thursday eve ing in the annual Lcthbrid] Davis Cup Bans South Africa can't play more than 20 ournamcnts a January aid. January beat Da'.e Douglass n UK playoff with three raight birdie pulls on the last iree holes. January shot threc- nder-par 69 on the 6.943-yard lidden Hills course while Doug- ass matched par 72. SURVEYED POSITION As he sUxxl on the 16lh tee, Tuesday, March 24, 1770 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 9 MEET MEDICINE HAT TONIGHT The Lethbridge Warriors Medicine Hat in the fourth game of a best-of-five final for ihe Southern Alberta Juvenile Hockey league championship tonight at Adams at Three players who will play a key rofe in the success of the Warriors are forwards, from left to right, Rondy Andreochuk, Ken Boullon and Bob Turner. The Warriors also will be busy this weekend as they host Red Deer in the Alberta final at the Arena at Saturday evening. Labor Club Falls Behind In Final Series Chinooks Near Hockey Title LONDON (AP) South Af- rica was barred from, tte 1970 Davis Cup tennis competition Monday because of its racial policies, leaving a note of bitter- ness in international tennis. "This is the beginning of the disintegration of the Davis said Alt Chambers, member of the South African tennis committee after receiv- ing word that the ban had been voted by a seven-man commit- tee of Ihe Daws Cup countries. The action WES led by the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association and camo as a direct result o the refusal of South Africa to grant a visa to Arthur Ashe Jr., American Negro star, (or the South African champion- ships. Robert E. Colwell of Seattle vice-president of the USLTA made the announcement after a 90-minulc meeting of the com millec on which he served chairman. The action was similar to thi taken by tlw Internationi Olympic Committee in 1963 barring South Africa from th Games in Mexico City. Soul Africa first was asked to witr draw and then when the del gales refused, was suspended. The two South African del gates, Chalmers and Ben Fran lin, were incensed, "Our hands arc cleaner tha those of Romania, Poland ar> Czechoslovakia who refused play us and Ihus refused honor their Davis Cup commi said Franklin. Chalmers predicted the action would the match tied on Doug-ass' 15-foot birdie putt on the "Once you start allowing poli-ics and government policies hole. January had two distinct thoughts. interfere with Hie I (bought: "I've got to international sports a birdie or January olher countries will "But when he hit his tec drawn said in trouble, I had to make "The next we shall hear the wind didn't get my ball hat Arab countries will it did his." to participate because Israel played it safe, made a green of the 202-yard par 3 Tho conmittee also but left himself a long putt. dered the case of say it was 40 Janu- which declared itself an told reporters later. pendent republic run by a say it was fl> feet, ninority, but no action in Douglass, his sense of intact and his pockets South Africa had drawn a with second prize in the first round ol the television playoff wan Zone tournament. ar.d a share of Ihe gale siawas with Taber Chefs Force Tabcr Palace Cliefs had a goal apiece for breed a seventh and Hill. >ame ii Ihe Alberta look 11 of the 18 penal- :Icckey League that were called in Ihe Taber, once down 3-0 in including three 10-minute series, edged Circle Hill Monday night before a deciding game in the crowd in Vauxhall to knot will be played Wednesday series at at in Vauxhall. Gordon Goruk's second Circle Hill ad of the game at the U> the Alberta inter' of the third period snapped i 2-2 lie and gave Uie Chefs "C" finril.s as they ticc Canmore C-6 Friday in Canmorf tako their two game total Francis McArlhur chipped goal Ecries 13-11. Circle Hill will meet with a singleton for kiwin in Ihe provincial finals a while Lylo Howg and a date lo be announced later mixed bonspiel. A total of W rinks are in t battle for top honors in four e enls in the four-day affa Thirty-two Lelhbridge rinks a entered as well as a like num- ber of visiting foursomes. Finals will be run off Sunday afternoon. A social has been planned for Saturday evening at the Lethbridge Curlinff Club. 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