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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Mondoy, Moy T5, 1975 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Jl Expos snap latest losing streak Mays sinks Giants with fifth-inning homer By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS "I'm just glad I'm back play- Ing in New said Willie Mays Sunday after he had made a dramatic debut with the Mets, hammering a tie-breaking home run In a 5-4 victory over his former San Francisco team- mates. "There's no place to play like New said the 41-year-old Mays, who started his major leacue career in 1051 with the, and an undisclosed amount of, when T hit he said. "I i form I vc worn un i! now. 1 GianU when tte cub was in cash, said he had mixed feel- wanted to help the but I ibdi. t know what they were New York ings about the homer he hit off had a feeling for the Giants thinking. Carrithers in the fifth in-1 "As I rounded third, I looked Tony Perez of Cincinnati cele- Mays, acquired Thursday from the Giants for minor i into the dugout and saw Giant from the Giants lor minor mug. "V league pitcher Charlie Williams "I had feelings for both sides i uniforms. Ihats the only uni Student revolt is on, Minnesota leads way WILLIE HAD BIG DAY Willie Mays, acquired by the New York Mets from San Francisco Giants, makes the toss to pitcher Mike McAndrews covering first base in sixth inning. The play came just after Mays had hit home run to give the Mets a 6-5 win over his former mates from San Francisco. (AP Wirephoto) Canadian senior title contested RED DEER (CP) The Ca- nadian Senior Baseball cham- pionships will be contested for when Edmonton Angels meet Lethbridge Lakers. Other members of the league are Red Deer Elks, Edmonton i n i uj e jjcci uuiuviibiM the first time by the Alberta: TigcrSi Jimmjes a d Major Baseball League, direc- ors have announced. AMBL directors voted unani- mously Saturday to have the league winners face the Alberta Baseball Association champi- ons, to determine an Alberta representative to the Canadian championships at Kitchener. Russ Parker of Calgary, com- missioner of the six team AMBL, said the league's win- ning team would be allowed to add six players from other league clubs for the champion- ships. American players would not be eligible, although each Calgary Giants. Meanwhile, the commission- er of the Alberta Major Base ball League says a woman um- pire who has applied for work in the AMBL should get more experience before working in the league. Russ Parker of Calgary said at a league meeting Saurday that Ann Myer of Edmontoi preferrably should do s o m higher calibre games in Ed- monton before stepping into the league. "We are not opposed to using i her, but we'd like her to work in Edmonton By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS There's a student revolt going on in the American League West Division where, with full approval of Al Worthington, Minnesota's dean of pitchers, the Twins have taken over. It's a peaceful demonstration, though. At least most opposing batters have acted peaceful enough to give the Twins' pitch- ing staff a 1.86 earned-run aver- age following unbeaten Jim Kaat's 4-2 victory Sunday over Milwaukee Brewers. The Twins are off to their fastest start in history with a 16-5 record and lead the West Pole position to Bob Unser? INDIANAPOLIS (AP) 3obby Unser drove a fragile, ightweight race car 10 miles at an unbelievable 195.940 miles an lour Sunday and said: "I feel ike crying." "We had our necks stuck out a mile, and for the first time in years I really felt like I was driving at the ragged edge of said the man who al- most surely has clinched the )ole position for the 56th run- ling of the Indianapolis 500-mile race May 27. Plagued by bad weather that washed out all of Saturday's first session of time trials, Speedway officials managed to place 12 drivers in the 33-car field after waiting out rain showers that twice interupted proceedings Sunday. Even then, five drivers were still waiting on the qualifying line when the track closed at 6 p.m., among them the No. 1 and No. 2 qualifiers for the 1971 race, Peter Revson and Mark Donohue. Only these two appear to have a chance at dislodging Unser from the pole. Revson has been clocked at 190-plus in practice. With a week to find the an- swer, Revson and Donohue at the very least could knock the other current front row sitters, Gary Bettenhausen and Mario Andretti, further down in the ranks. Also still to be heard from are such chargers as Al Unser, A. J. Foyt Jr., and new comer Bill Vukovich. Foyt and Al Unser broke their engines during qualifying at- tempts, while Vukovich lost con- trol after completing one lap and crashed into the first turn barrier. Al Unser won the 1970 and 1971 races and Foyt is the only active three-time winner. Aside from Vukovich, the day's only other crash involved front-runner Jim Malloy, Den- ver, Colo. Malloy's Eagle spun 75 feet and crashed Into the third turn wall head-on during the Sunday morning practice session. He was listed in critical condi- tion at an Indianapolis hospital with two broken legs, a broken arm and bums on the face, arms and legs. Bobby Unser, driving a new Eagle produced by Dan Gur- ney's All-American Racers, rocketed around the 2V4-mil6 oval to compile his 195.940 aver- age. Bettenhausen was Sunday's second best qualifier at 188.877 m.p.h. He is driving a McLaren fielded by Roger Penskc. Mario Andretti, the 1969 Indy 500 winner and three-time na- tional driving champ, grabbed a shaky hold on the other front row berth by qualifying at 187.617 in one of the Parnelli Jones team cars. some games team is allowed four imports in i to see how she comes league play. j Mr. Pafker said. The league's 34-game sched- ule, which includes interlocking games against the five team Northern Saskatchewan Base- "We will not use her at any time if we think the move will impair umpiring in any way. ball League, opens Sunday But they say she is very good." Minor baseball Ken Burls fired a three-hitter and paced the Cubs to a 6-2 victory over the Dodgers in Norcrest Little League action over the weekend. Burla fanend 10 baiters for his first win of the season and also aided his own cause with two singles. Ken Ono suffered the loss. Rick Van Lyck led the Cubs' haUrnen with a double and a single while Rob Wood man- aged a double in his only trip to the plate for the Dodgers. NORCREST LITTLE LEAGUE W L T Pts Braves ........1 0 0 A Pirates 2 0 0 4 Aitros............. 2 Q 0 A CUDS i i o 3 Cardinals i 1 0 1 Dodgers......... 0700 Giants 0 0 0 Expo's 0 2 I B.C. Junior League will expand KAMLOOPS, B.C. (CP) The British Columbia Junior Hockey League has voted to expand from its former six teams to eight teams for the coming season with new mem- bers from Bellingham, Wash., and Nanaimo on Vancouver Is- land. League president Dennis Coates of Kamloops said Satur- day the expansion was approv- ed subject to final approval by the B.C. Amateur Hockey Association and commitments for ice time from the new teams. Coates said that In the lasl season, having only two teams on B.C.'s lower mainland "pro- vided problems in both schedul ing and cost of operations." Both should be alleviatec with the expansion, he said. He also says he feels the league will not be weakened as far as overall talent is con cerned because the new teams will be drawing players largely from their own areas. The league also voted at a meeting in Kamloops yesterday to divide into two divisions next season Okanagan and the coast with Penticton, Ke- lowna, Vernon and Kamloops in the Okanagan division and Chilliwack, Vancouver, Nanai- mo and Bellingham In the brated his birthday, driving in all the Reds' runs with two homers, a double and a single in 4-3 and 2-0 victories over St. Louis Cardinals. Elsewhere, Atlanta Braves edged Chicago Cubs 2-1, Hous- ton Astros outlasted Pittsburgh Pirates 7-0, Montreal Expos ripped San Diego Padres 9-3, and Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia Phillies was rained Saturday's action, New out. In York blanked San Francisco 1-0, Cincinnati pounded St. Louis 11- 2, Los Angeles beat Philadel- phia San Diego shut out by 21-! games over Oakland, taat, 4-0, is off to a better start than 1966, when he won 25 ;ames. Worthington, who retired as an active pitcher in 1969, came jack to coach Minnesota's litching staff this season and school started in spring train- ng- "We talked about a lot of Worthington said. "We jrought in the infielders to talk about pitchers, hitters to talk about pitchers. We talked about a lot of things pitchers need to (now." ORIOLES LOSE AGAIN Elsewhere, Oakland Athletics edged Boston Red Sox 6-5, Chi- cago White Sox downed Balti- more Orioles 4-1, Cleveland In- dians nipped Texas Rangers 4-3 n 10 innings, Detroit Tigers shaded Kansas City Royals 3-2 aut dropped the second part of a doubleheader 84 and Califor- nia Angels whipped New York Yankees 6-2. In Saturday's games, Cleve- land defeated Texas 7-3, Boston downed Oakland 8-6, Detroit beat Kansas City 3-1, Minnesota edged Milwaukee 54 in 15 in- nings, Chicago thumped Balti- more 9-3, New York shut out lalifornla 3-0 and Milwaukee won 4-3 over Minnesota in 22 innings, completing a game sus- pended by curfew Friday night. Kaat not only stopped Milwau- kee on six hits but hit a two-run homer in the third. Two Minne- sota errors helped the Brewers spoil Kaat's shutout bid in the sixth and Billy Conigliaro ho- mered in the ninth for their other run. Boston first baseman Duane Josephson went from hero to goat in minutes against Oak- land. He lilt a two-run homer to tie the game in the eighth, then made a wild throw to the plato with the bases loaded in the ninth that allowed the winning run to score. Mike Epstein and Reggie Jackson homered for the Athlet- ics, who snapped a three-game losing streak, while Rick Miller and Ben Ogilvie also connected for the Red Sox, who saw their three-game winning streak ended. Baltimore's slump reached I M Ann L h four games when Chicago s ]ed the wav up two vic- Tom Bradley checked the On- t je Stingrays, o es on hits and Rich Mor- l Pe Qne of 10 ales drove in two runs with a j1ici Ullg jj, the two day Montreal 5-0, Pittsburgh topped Houston 6-1 and Chicago at At- lanta were rained out. Mays' home run was the 647th of his career, but only his first of the season. He Is the all-time leader among right-handed hit- ters, two ahead of Atlanta's Hank Aaron. Babe Ruth's 714 homers top the list. Mays recalled that his first hit as a Giant also was a homer, a drive off Boston Braves' Warren Spahn. The victory Sunday gave the Mets a 17-7 record, best in the National League, and put them three games ahead of runner-up Philadelphia in the East Divi- sion. TIED WITH OTT Mays' homer, which tied him with former Giant Mel Ott for seventh place on the all-time RBI with overshadowed Rusty Staub's first grand-slam homer with the Mets. "It was Mays' conceded Staub, former Montreal Expos' star. Staub's homer followed three walks by Sam McDowell in the first inning. The Giants tied the score in the fifth on Beraie Wil- liams' run-scoring pinch triple, Chris Speier's RBI double and Tito Fuentes' two-run homer. Then, in the bottom of Uie in- ning, Mays lined hie homer into the left field bullpen. Perez gave Cincinnati a 2-0 lead in the third inning of the first game with a double that scored Jim McGlothlin and Joe Morgan. WINS KOENAN TROPHY Deonne Manning of Cal- gary won the Frank Koenan memorial irophy Sunday at the Lethbridge Trap Club. Deanne Manning of Calgary I in short yardage the winner was scored on 175 of Ills 200 shots' n iv.i Sunday to win the Frank Kccnan memorial trophy at the with Lethbridge Trap Club. Manning, with Us victory, won the over all crown. In long yardage competition pion with a 166 score. Bill Johnson came up with aj The award for the best new score of 172 of 200 to win while I shooter went to Pat Brown. irge score. Darlene Woo of Lethbrldga won the women's title with a 148 score while in junior action Clayton Woo was the cham- Stingrays fare well The Lethbridge "Y" Sting- rays Swim Club travelled to Calgary and fared well in the annual Winter Club Invitation- al Swim Meet on the weekend. homer and single. It was the fourth triumph in a row for the White Sox and the first they had beaten Dave McNally since Sept. 2, 1969. It also was their llth victory in 12 home games this season. Two tryout with Stamps CALGARY (CP) Offensive Lineman Dave Salmons and wide receiver Frank Belvedere today were signed by Calgary Stampeders of the Western Football Conference. Salmons, at 64 and 240 pounds, will be making his sec- ond bid for a berth with the Etampedcrs after being cut fol- lowing a five-day trial last, sea- son. He won a number of all-star honors at Ventura State College in California, at the University i of Wisconsin and at California Slate in Havward. coast division. The teams will play a 60- game schedule next season, with each team playing a total of 36 games against teams from its own division and 24 in California, at the University against teams from the other division. affair. H a n s e n swimming In the boys' 11 and 12 category earned his first place finishes in the individual medley and the breaststroke while Lynagh cap- exciting meet The Southern Alberta Auto Racers staged their second race meet in as many weeks Sunday and as usual provided top-notch competition. Some 2500 spectators gather- ed at the Exhibition Speedway Sunday to see Clairaer, "C'' and drivers. Stan May of Lethbridge hand- Ron Hughes from Taber In car number 89 finished three points back of the leader with 11U. This season SAAR have come up with a new featured event the rollover competition. Points are awarded for the number of rolls performed by a driver and at the end of the ling car number 47 took home year, the one with the most the most points in the Claimer class racking up points tureri firsts in the girl's eight i while another Lethbridge driv- er, Jules Gyorrffy placed sec- ond with 10'i points. Andy Van Ryan finished third with nine points. In class Butch Mar- tin of Brooks edged out Bill and under breaststroke and free- style. Other first place finishes went to Doug Peterson in the boys' senior open breaststrcke and Melonie Fenton in the girls' 10 and under breaslstroke. Kostiuk of Lcthbrii Two swimmers came home! point honors. for total rollover points receives the trophy. Dave Stilgoe and Roy Stole have taken the lead in this event with one rollover apiece. Meanwhile SAAR will not have any races going during the long weekend coming up, but will stage a Super Stock race meet the following week- lend. with second place ribbons. Brad Koskowich picked up a second in the boys' 10 and under butterfly while Mary Ann Hughes placed second in the girls' 13-14 freestyle. Hughes also added a third in the individual medley and the butterfly. Other swimmers who placed third were Calvin Koskowicii, a third in the boys' eight under breaststroke and freestyle; Carrie Hughes in the girl's eight and under freestyle and Gavin Fenton in the boys' 13 and 14 freestyle. Martin picked up 14'.i points I Cars from Alberta, and Brit- to Kostiuk's 14. I ish Columbia will be on hand. REDSKINS GET TAYLOH SAN FRANCISCO (API San Francisco '49ers of the Na- tional Football League sent de- fensive back Roosevelt Taylor to the Washington Redskins Fri- day in a trade for a future draft choice. SPRING TRANSMISSION TUNE-UP Drain tranimitsion and lorqus converter Adjust trarumiision bandi Adjutt kick-down Roadtait Irantmittion operation NOW ONLY {ports extra) 'Ask about our own credit financing' or uso your Chargox card nnn KING CHRYSLER DODGE LTD. 3rd Ave" and 11th St> S- Lethbridge Phone 328-9271 Wants U.S. Open crown Heard after Nicklaus FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) Jerry Henrd is a casual, re- laxed, quietly-confident young man, who has immediate goals now. especially aflcr his vicloiy Sunday in the 5125.000 Colonial i National Invitation golf touma- i menl. want to knock off Jack Nicklaus.'' he said, lacking svcn a (race of bravado. "I'll play next week in the Danny Thomas-Memphis Open starting Thursday, but I'm not sure what I'll do after that. 1 want to be right for the U.S. Open. I want to get Nicklaus." Nicklaus announced earlier this yoar his hope of winning Iho big four titles this year, t.'ifi I United Stales and R r i t i s b Opens, the Masters and PGA. He has won the Masters. The U.S. Open is scheduled June 15' 13 at Pebble Beach. Calif. Xicklaus skipped this event but will play in Memphis. ileard's S25.00 first prize in- creased his tour winnings th s season to second to Nicklaus' ni'TOVERKP TO WIN The NIT was his third career victory and second this sca.son. lie blew a two-stroke lead wilb a hvo-ovcr-par on the 171h hole which dropped him into a tio with Fred Marli. But he won on (he ISIh by strokes when he n rr> foot birdie pull afior Marli worn one over par a buried lie in n bunker. Heard, 25, finished with a threc-over-par 73 and 275 total, fivc-undcr-par on the 7.142-yard j Colonial Country Club course. I Marli. winless after nine tour years, saw his hopes for a vic- tory fade at the lillh hole when he observed the impossible shot he faced from Ihe bunker. Marli finished with n 72-277, alone in second. i Pave Stockton, a one-lime winner hero, took third with 72 while Phil Rodgers, lied with Marli poing into the final round, slipped to a George Knudson of Toronto picked up 51.2117 for his 2.% total aflcr a final-round-75. Wilt Horn- eniiik of Winnipeg also shot 7.i i Sunday for a 294 total and j SPECIAL 1 OFFER MAY 15th thru MAY 22nd SAVE YOUR TIRES AND STEERING SYSTEM 305 13th ST. N. PHONE 327-3181 ;