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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THE VENERABLE KNUCKLE-BAUER Hoyt Wilhelm of the lea Angeles Dodgers gives tho New York his delivery in his first ouling this spring yesterdoy. The 48 years old Wilhelm comes into 1972 selling a new record in every appearance, hav- Ing been in TQ54 games boosting a lifetime earned run average of 2.50. (AP Wirephoto) Wilhelm bombed in opener It's always the same By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Every spring it's pretty much the same. Aging Hoyt Wilhelm signs his contract, goes to spring training and gets bombed in his first exhibition game. A few heads shake and some- one comments: "Looks like the old fella doesn't have it any- more." The 48-year-old knucHeballer made his initial spring appear- ance Simday. He got bombed as New York Mets defeated Los Angeles Dodgers !M. Wilhelm didn't get the John got thaWbut he did get the attention. Wilhelm gave up six runs when he faced the Mets in the seventh inning. He retired only one batter. "It's the first bad inning he's had since he's been with Dodger manager Walt Alston said. "lie's pitched in camp just like he pitched last year, so we're not disturbed." AGEE HOMERS Tommie Ageo put the game away for New York with a two- run homer in the first. In other exhibition games Sunday, Baltimore Orioles nipped Texas Rangers 6-5 in 14 innings, Montreal Expos belted Houston Astros 11-5, Boston Red Sox defeated Chicago White Sox 7-5, California Angels routed Cleveland Indians 7-1, Minne- sota Twins edged Atlanta Braves 1-0, Detroit Tigers beat 'hiladelphia Phillies 3-1, Oak- and Athletics whipped San )icgo Padres 8-3, Chicago Cubs rimmed Milwaukee Brewers 3- New York Yankees blanked Kansas City Royals 2-0 and two separate Cincinnati iquads topped St. Louis Cardi- nals 6-3 and Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4. Cleveland nipped California 2-1 in Saturday's action while Minnesota tripped Boslon 5-2, San Diego downed the Cubs 9-6, Cincinnati defeated Kansas City >-2, Texas took Atlanta 7-5, Mil- waukee trimmed Oakland Ath- letics 5-3, Houston routed Los Angeles 9-3, Pittsburgh bested Chicago's Wtiitc Sox 7-5, the Mets upended Philadelphia Phil- lies 7-4, Detroit beat St. Louis 4-1 and Baltimore edged the Yankees 4-3. A sacrifice fly by Lcroy Crow- ley scored Brooks Robinson to jive Ballimore its victory. Bob Bailey -had four RBI with a Komer and single and Rusty Staub had three with a bases- loaded pinch double for Mont- real. Reggie Smith homered twice for Boston for four RBI. Califor- nia scored five times in the sixth inning on four walks, a Jim Spencer double, a single and a sacrifice fly. Jim Holt singled in the IHh inning, driving in the winning M i n n e s o (a run against the Braves. Detroit scored three runs in tlic second inning, in- cluding liome nins by Willie Horlon and Dill Freehan, while Mickey Lolich held the Phillies to one run and three hits in five innings Joe Rudi and Sam Bando each hit two-nm homers and Reggie Invest eight hour! end TO LEARN to avoid the traffic patterns that lead to accidents: TO EARN two merit points in the demerit point system. Next cowrie commerKol THURSDAY, APRIL 6 terKbrldfed Community College. Four consecutivo Thursday eveningi. Jackson doubled in two runs fo: Oakland. Billy Williams' homer drovi in three runs for the Cubs. Me Stottlemyre and Sparky Lyle combined for n one-hitter for the Yankees. ------Mondoy, 37, 1972 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAtD 7 Drop final game 2-1 Sugar Kings ousted, Red Deer advances RED DEER, (Special) Al- though tlie weather doesn't how it in Lethbridge, the Lcth- iridge Sugar Kings' hockey season is over. The visiting Sugar Kings took he short end of a 2-1 score in heir seventh meeting against he Red Deer Rustlers and rere eliminated from (lie Al- jcrta Junior Hockey League semi-final playoffs Saturd a y night, Rustlers edged the Sugar tings in the best-of-seven semi- 'inal series 3-1 with three ;ames tied and will now move nto the Alberta Junior Hockey gue finals against the Cal- jary Canucks, The Sugar Kings left Lcth- jridge before the 22 inches of snow fall hit tho city and didn't return until a passage was clear- ed. The Sugar Kings left for Red Deer Friday and had only one htng on their minds, a vic- tory. _ A He or a loss, as it turned out wasn't good enough to extend the series A victory would have forced an e i g t h and final playoff game in Lethbridge Sunday night. In Saturday's contest, Red Deer opened the scoring with less than a minute apart late ip the first period. Terry Wittchen deflected a shot from the blue line by Tom Lindskog past Sugar King's net- minder Phil Wandler at and then watched teammate Bill Haynes beat Wandler with a shot from a sharp angle 49 seconds later. Randy Andreachuk scored the only goal for the Sugar Kings on a power play at of the second period. Sugar Kings' coach John Chapman pulled Wandler from the nets during the final four minutes in favor of an extra attacker, but the strategy faile 12M06, Houston Rockets romped over Portland Trail Blazers 131-109, Baltimore Bullets turned hack Buffalo Braves 110-101. In Saturday's action, New York trimmed Cleveland 98-83, Chicago Bulls dumped Detroit 121-105, Houston took Baltimore 106-85, Boston edged Buffalo 121-116, Milwaukee Bucks romped 119-95 over Cincinnati and Phoenix Suns rolled over Seattle SuperSonics 118-99. In the American Basketball Association Sunday, Kentucky heat Floridians 105-104, India downed Dallas 98-88, Denver de- feated New York 108-91 and it was Pittsburgh over Virginia 131-130. Saturday In the ABA, tho scores were: Carolina 121, Indi- ana 104; Kentucky 134 Denver 117; Virginia 124, Floridians 118; Dallas 118, Memphis 99; Utah 125, New York 113. Immediately after the Golden State-Philadelphia game, '76er coach Jack Ramsay announced his resignation. The club missed the NBA playoffs, finishing third in the Atlantic Division. All's punch not real devastating TOKYO (AP) Former world heavy weight champion Muhammad AH has a string of knockouts to his credit but n Tokyo doctor said Sunday he doesn't really have a dev- astating punch. Dr. Hukio Yoshida of Nihon University Hospital said he had Ali hit a punching bag wired with electronic sensors to test the strength of Ms punches. Yoshida said All's straight right, his strongest punch, measured the equivalent of 412 pounds. Yoshida said this compared to 529 pounds registered four years ago by Paul Fuji of Ha- waii, who was then the world junior welterweight champion. Fuji's strongest punch was a right hook, Yoshida said. Ali is in Tokyo lor an April 1 fight against Mac Foster, the World Boxing Associa- tion's ninth ranked heavy weight contenders. NORTH LETHBRiDGE MO-TIRES DISCONTINUED BLEMISHED TUBE TYPE MESA, Ariz. (AP) Oakland Athletics' cateller Gone Tcnace was due back at training camp here today alter spending Sun- day afternoon telling unsigned pilcher Vida Blue how much his teammates want him back. "It was suggested fo me last (Saturday) night at midnight by one of our staff to send Tenace up said Oakland owner Charles 0. Finley. "We're doing everything we can to get him Finley added, "short of raising the offer." Tho owner said he telephoned the American League's 1971 Cy Young nward winner In Oakland twice Sunday. "He says he's not going to sign for Finley said, adding Blue had mentioned sal- ary figures ranging from al one point lo Finley said he knew nothing of published and broadcast re- ports that two commercial or- ganizations had offered Blue to accept the contract. Blue turned down the offer, ac- cording to his lawyer, Robert Gerst. "11 it was Finley said, "Uut doesn't surprise me. "He's just one of the finest young men I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. "Right now, he's Finley continued. "His nllorney Mfrked on him ever since the season ended last year. "I spent a few days up there working with him and broke Ihe ice. Then I met him at the air- port in Phoenix Friday night and he led me to believe ho was ready to sign." But the winner of the league's Most valuable player award last year as a rookie sent word through Finley to a Saturday news conference here that he was unwilling to sign. "You just don't undo these things Finley said, of Corel's influocie on the 22- year-old southpaw. "He's got to remember that there were 24 olher players thai contributed to the success of this ball Finley contin- ued. At least five of the 24 arc making or more, Finley said. Gerst said Blue would not agree lo the offer of the com- mercial organizations as a mat- Icr of principle. "Vida is unwilling to accept Gerst said in Los Angeles. "He thinks that all of the money should bo paid by the owner of the team." Gerst did not identify the firms that made the offer, but said they were not from Oak- land. 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