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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta I nc A different coach calls the shot THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Kansas City slugger John Vlayberry didn't have to call iis own shot Wednesday night igainst Ferguson Jenkins. His nanager did it for him. before John went up o the I cautioned him about trying to pull Jenkins' sliders and curves down the said Jack McKeon. told him just to aim for the 370-foot sign and that is where the ball Mayberry's a two- run shot in the eighth carried over the 370-foot sign in right field and gave the Royals a 4-2 victory over Texas snapping Jenkins' personal five-game win streak and extending the Rangers' losing streak to four. Elsewhere in American League Boston Red Sox blanked New York Yankees Oakland Athletics whipped Baltimore Orioles Cleveland Indians downed California Angels 3-2 in 11 innings. The Chicago- Detroit and Minnesota- Milwaukee games were rained out. Mayberry's his fifth 1 I III ITS TRAVELLING MAY 9-10-11 Open 10-9 Thurs.-Fri.- Saturday 10-6 Next to Macleod Store on 47th Ave. of the snapped a 2-2 tie. Rookie George Brett hit another homer off Jenkins in the seventh and Mike Hargrove had a two-run homer for Texas. COMPLETES ANOTHER now recorded his eighth complete game but didn't mean to complete it that way. pitch before Mayberry's homer was just said the rangy right-hander. I tried to duplicate it. But I moved it in and up just a little and that was more than enough to kill me against May Despite the the Rangers hung on to first place in the West by a half game over California. Bill Lee shackled New York on five hits and Carl Yastr- zemski contributed a two-run single for Boston. who evened his record at was helped by four double plays. Lefty Vida Blue recorded his first victory after four losses as Oakland snapped a three-game losing streak. Reggie Bert Campaneris and Gene Tenace drove in two runs apiece for. Oakland. Earl Williams clubbed a two-run homer for Baltimore. Cleveland tied it in the ninth on John Lowenstein's sacrifice and won it two innings later when George Hendrick doubled and Ossie Blanco singled him home. The surging Indians have won 10 of their last 12 games and have beaten California six straight times this season. IS COMING TO YOU IN Lonborg sharp on mound Watch for VAUXHALL May 18 302-3rd Ave. S HOMES ON SALE DEAL Come See Us at and Co. Phone 327-1780 327-0822 on us we've served you over a quarter century The ASSOCIATED PRESS The National League is the hitters' Don't tell that to a couple of refugees from the American League. Their names are John Curtis and Jim a lot of hitters are probably calling them by more picturesque names. Curtis silenced Cincinnati's potent bats with a three-hitter Wednesday hurling St. Louis Cardinals to a 2-0 triumph over the Reds. former American League Cy Young award win- held San Diego Padres to two singles in pitching Phila- delphia Phillies to a 4-0 victory. In other National League baseball New York Mets beat San Francisco Giants Los Angeles Dodgers defeated Montreal Expos 6-3 and Houston Astros topped Pittsburgh Pirates 8-6 in 12 innings. Atlanta at Chicago was rained out. KOSCO HITS DOUBLE Curtis allowed only Andy Kosco's third-inning double and singles by Johnny Bench in the fourth and seventh. Reggie managed to get two hits of his own for St. Louis. And they were big run-scoring doubles in the sixth and eighth innings. Smith played for Boston Red Sox in the American League last year. That's where Curtis and Lonborg used to pitch. Lonborg was too busy com- paring this game to one last week to even think about what it used to be like in the Ameri- can League. He'd taken a four-run lead into the ninth inning before getting belted out in a five-run San Diego uprising. week's game was on my mind a little said I decided to just concentrate on the batter at the plate. I had good stuff and was backed by great support in the He held the Padres to singles by John Grubb in the fourth inning and Willie McCovey in the seventh. Larry Bowa's triple and Mike Schmidt's grounder gave him a third-inning doubles by Bob Boone and Dave Cash made it 2-0 in the seventh and Bill Robinson drove in the final two runs with a homer in the eighth. STOPS GIANTS Jon Matlack pitched a four- hitter for the of the hits a Bobby Bonds Jerry Grote and Felix Millan drove in two runs apiece to beat San Francisco. Matlack struck out his major league career high. New York got three of its runs in the second inning on a Grote's two more walks and Millan's single. In the sixth the Mets got one more run on singles by Rusty Ken Boswell and Grote. Steve Garvey hit a two-run double in a four-run first inning that gave Andy Messersmith all the runs he needed to turn back Montreal. Home runs by Ron Cey in the fifth and Jimmy Wynn in the seventh gave the Dodgers their other runs. Ron Fairly hit a two-run homer for the Expos. Dave Parker put Pittsburgh on top in the top of the 12th with a solo Doug Rader unloaded a three-run shot in the bottom of the inning to vault the Astros past the Pirates. BUTLER HURT NEW YORK New York Rangers said Wednesday that right winger Jerry Butler was in satisfactory condition following an operation for a ruptured spleen. MOTHER'S DAY WEEK AT acme MERCHANDISE DISTRIBUTORS MAY 9th THRU 11th FREE GIFT WRAPPING FOR MOTHER'S DAY GIFTS GREAT MOTHER'S DAY GIFT IDEAS UNDER Cornwall Bun Warmer GREAT MOTHER'S DAY GIFT IDEAS UNDER GREAT MOTHER'S DAY GIFT IDEAS UNDER GREAT MOTHER'S DAY GIFT IDEAS OVER Cornwall Electric Glass Hot Tray Captain's Director's Chair 97 Toastess Wafflei Sandwich Grill Hair Tame Blower Regal 36-Cup Coffee Maker Toastess Buffet 1 Style Frypan I G.E. Slicing Knife Toastess Table Griddle Hoover Deluxe Floor Polisher Rival Crock Pot lona 8-Speed Blender 16 9997 G.E. Buffet 9C97 Style Frypan U Sunbeam Deluxe Courier 7Q97 Vacuum I Charm Bracelet Orfina Calendar flQOO Watch Wilson Patty Ber Cup 0797 Defender 6 Piece Patio Grouping flQ Cameo Sewing Machine Hoover Dial-a-Matic PJiilco Portable TV Ladies'Orfina Calendar 119 Watch I I b Silver Tea Service 4 Seater Lawn Swing 00 21670 LETHBRIDGE BRANCH 426-Bth StrMt South STORE a.m. to p.m. Monday thru Saturday Thursday and Friday a.m. to p.m. Guess Oilers sign former NHL great Plante will make comeback at 45 EDMONTON Edmonton Oilers announced today the signing of goalie Jacque seven-time Vezina Trophy now seeking to make a comeback at age 45. The World Hockey Association club also signed a pair of young defencemen from the National Hockey Barry Long of Los Angeles Kings and Ray McKay of California Seals. But Plante got most of the attention at a news conference called to make the announcements. Plante resigned Saturday as general manager and coach of Quebec Nordiques of the WHA although he had nine years left on his a season contract which also included an apartment and a car. Terms of Plante's contract were not announced. Plante declined to predict how many games he will play next season but suggests as many as 50 is possible with proper rest between outings. When Plante abandoned Boston Bruins for an non-playing job in Quebec last season. Coach Harry Sinden said he had been counting on the goalie for 30 games. Plante was confident that age won't ruin his comeback. He is the same age as another 45-year-old who made a successful comeback in hockey Gordie Howe. feel said Plante. wanted to play last season but Boston had my NHL rights and I was on Edmonton's WHA list. I practised with my team and felt sharp. thing I discovered. It is easier to play than coach and manage. You only have to worry about yourself. That's why I quit Quebec and told Bill I would play in He was referring to Oiler general manager Bill Hunter. The Montreal resident doesn't have to play hockey to make He is eligible to draw his NHL has a factory which makes many of the masks used by goalies and has a book on goaltending which has sold copies. His wife is an executive in the concessions business. a native of Red was given such assignments last season as covering Phil Esposito in front of the Los Angeles net because of his size and strength. Both are big Long is six feet two inches tall and 204 pounds and McKay is six feet four and 21C pounds. Short sport WON'T RELEASE SMITH LOS ANGELES Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League say they won't honor running back Larry Smith's request to be released from the last year of his Rams' contract so that he can play with Jacksonville Sharks o'f the World Football League. Rams hope his decision will not affect his performance with the Rams in 1974. WILLARD TRADED RICHMOND. Va. San Francisco '49ers of the National Football League have traded veteran running back Ken Willard to St. Louis Cardinals for future draft choices. who has been in the NFL nine is the leading rusher among the league's active running backs with a total of yards. GAME WILL GO ON R.I. The all-star game between the rival American and National Basketball Associations apparently is on as scheduled at the Providence Civic Centre May 18. The Rhode Island Supreme Court declined Tuesday to refusal to issue a preliminary injunction requested by the ABA to prevent 13 of its players from participating in the game. The Superior Court had ruled the matter was a labor dispute between the ABA and its players. PROPOSE NEW STYLE LONDON French tennis officials proposed Tuesday an Olympic style tournament for the Davis to be staged in one centre and spread over two weeks. It is an attempt to combat the growing influence of professional which have lured some of the best players away from the Davis Cup. The French plan is included on the agenda for the annual meeting of the Davis Cup to be held in London July 4. The French want 24 national teams to play in the main which would last two sixteen teams would compete by and the first eight of these would be seeded. The remaining eight would qualify from a preliminary staged in continental zones as at ;