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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 16, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta I nt LBI nvniuwK n Pat Sullivan I can't say for sure when it all but I have always rooted for sports teams that called Detroit their home. Only the Red Wings' admiration has any real founding. When I was a youngster and all the kids were wearing Toronto Maple Leaf and Montreal Canadien my aunt in New York would send me a Detroit sweater or a Ranger one. Other than the Wings. I can't explain why I follow Detroit teams as closely as I do. But one team 1 do follow nearly as closely as the Wings are the Tigers. I am a Los Angeles Dodger fan if it came to a but in the American I like my Tigers. One in whom I have a great deal of respect for is Al Kaline. I would only be kidding myself if I told you that his nickname and was as flashy as Willie or Mickey Mantle or even Boog Powell. Even m Kalme's fluid fashion is greeted with quiet respect. unassuming Kaline is fast approaching a rnooient when fireworks will bt in order. Now a designated- hitter. Kaline needs just 109 more base hits to become only the 12th major-league player with 3.000 an exclusive plateau that Kaline would dearly love to reach. He knows that so many great hitters never realized such a goal. When Kaline makes it and I can't him failing he will join the ranks of Ty Stan Musial. Hank Mays and others Rather elite company in any man's record I must say. There is nothing lucky about 3.000 hits Going three-for-four in a game may be credited to but not hits. This once is a great achievement. But. just as controversy descended on Hank Aaron in his run at Babe Ruth's mark of 714 home runs. is hearing the dissenters. Kaline will have reached hits as a designated hitter Not that his achievement should be tarnished because he will have more times at bat than many former greats. The difference is that Kaline should get his hit this year. He felt he would have to wait until next year at least. But as the designated he stands a solid chance of eclipsing the mark during the 1974 campaign. Kaline is 39 years old. He played in 91 games last year and batted 255. He can't patrol the outfield the way he feels he should. Being allowed to just he is a big break for him. Always an excellent Kaline now isn't even bothered by cold weather. He takes his turn at the goes back into the clubhouse while listening to the game on the keeps warm. He begins to get doing leg when he is about two hitters away. Kaline is currently hitting 270 with 30 hits. His lifetime average is 299 and he would like to get il over .300 But to do he must hit 312 or better this year. That would be he but hits is what he is alter would retire before next season if he reaches his goal this year. If lie will be back to challenge the mark in barring any serious injuries He has thinking so much about his goal that he hasn't given any real thoughts to what cornus alter baseball. Will ht- stav in UK- game1' Who knows. He has dedicated his life to maybe he would like to do something else lor a change But lor now. Kaline will take his turn at the limber up in the clubhouse and think about hits m his unassuming way I'D KTTffR Wl I'M Of THAN NOU ABE N THE LfND ME THE MONEY Stray pitch cost Hunt scored the winning run Bahnsen conies close flirts with a perfect game ASSOCIATED PRESS Nobody's perfect. Not even Stan Bahnsen. Cleveland Indians discovered that last Minnesota Twins found it out in an American League baseball game Wednesday night. For the second time in two the Chicago White Sox' pitcher came close to a no-hit- ter but literally let it slip through his fingers while beat- ing the Twins 1-0 The right-hander was one out away against the Indians last season when Walt Williams singled just behind the reach of Bill Melton's glove at third base. And Wednesday he had a perfect game going until Bobby Darwin singled off inside curve with two out in the eighth. In the Bahnsen gave up another the Twins' only other base runner don't know il I'm good enough to pitch a said who had two of them in the minor leagues. TIGERS WIN In other games. Detroit Ti- gers nipped Now York Yankees Boston Red Sox stopped Cleveland Indians Baltimore Orioles beat Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 and Texas Hangers downed the California Angels 6-1 Before Darwin broke up Bahnsen's no-hitter with a line single to the base of the left- centre field the White Sox pitcher dominated the slugging Twins The only thing close to a hit off was a slow roller by Jerry Terrell in the seventh inning. Second baseman Bucky Dent went behind the bag to throw out Terrell. Carlos May started the White Sox winning rally with a single. He stole went to third on Ken Henderson's bouncer and scored on Ron Santo's hit to centre. iNew YorK relict ace sparky Lyle walked Al Kaline with the bases loaded in the eighth giving Detroit its victory. Aurelio Rodriguez led off Detroit's eighth with a single off Cecil 0-2. After two Gary Sutherland walked and Lyle came on to pitch for New York. Jim Northrup was safe when shortstop Jim Mason fumbled his then Kaline drew his walk. VIRDON EJECTED The last two pitches to Kaline were disputed byLyle and catcher Rick Dempsey. After the New York manager Bill Virdon came out to complain and was ejected by home plate umpire Jim Odorn. Home runs by Rico Sinden look good' BOSTON No one can blame Boston Bruins if they are found studying the Stanley Cup history of Toronto Maple1 Leafs. Although it is Philadelphia Flyers the Bruins have to worry Boston players can seek solace in the 1942 record produced by the Leafs. The Bruins trail 3-1 in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup final with the tifth game in Boston Garden tonight. The set start at p.m. will be televised nationally in Canada by CBC. Not since 1942 has a team rebounded to win the Cup after being down three games. That vear Toronto lost the MICHELIN radial tire field u U ODD Michelin pioneered and invented the steel-belted radial in 1948. Since thousands of satisfied customers have proven Michelin's exceptional often getting over twice the mileage of conventional while saving on their gas bills. A reputation like speaks for itself. That is for over 25 Michelin has enjoyed the reputation of being the world's largest manufacturer of steel-belted radial tires. YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF TO FIND OUT MORE KIRK'S TIRE SALES LTD. LETHBRIOQE AVI. S. PIMM 327-SM5 TABER 620150th AVI. Ptwni 223-3441 CALGARY 1210 4SA AMINM N.E. FM76-2MZ first three- games to Detroit Rod hut wont on to take the next four games. can say it doesn't look Hairy managing director ot the Bruins said Wednesday. it's not impossible. any team can do it. we can. We have the ability on this club to win three in a row That's not the problem the problem is can Philadelphia be beaten three times in a row the way they're playing Boston coach Bep Gnidolin said the difference with the Flyers this season that they have the best goaUender in hockey in Bernie Parent and Tony Esposito of Chicago Black Hawks shared the Trophy this season as the two top netminders in regular-season play. Fred coach of the said he and his players realize the magnitude of trying to beat a team like the Bruins four straight. FLYERS WORK we win the Cup it's be- cause right now we have a pretty good hookey team. I'd like to win. not because we are a better but because we deserve to win working Unlike who con- stantly expresses confidence in his bench by inserting some of his lesser-known players into the the Bruins have made no and Guidolin says he doesn't anticipate any going with the same 19 guys-again and if we give as much effort as we did in the game Tuesday and play as we could So the Bruins' high-pow- ered offence has been smoth- ered by the aggressive Phila- delphia checking. In the four games to date Boston has eight a two-a-game average. During the regular season they averaged better than four goals a game. In Tuesday night's win the Flyers held the Bruins' big line Phil Ken Hodge and Wayne Cashman to five shots on the net. Esposito had four and Hodge one. If the Flyers win they will become the first NHL expansion team to take the Stanley CUD. Petrocelli. Berme Carbo and Carlton Fisk powered Boston over Cleveland. The Indians took a 2-0 lead off Juan Marichal on Oscar Gamble's bases-loaded single before the Red Sox struck back. Fetrocelli tied the game with a two-run homer in the second inning. Golf league LAKESIDE LADIES Low net Collette Mildred Skrove 45. Low gross Collette Mildred Skrove 63. Low team net Mildred Collette Ethel Thea de Barb Davis 190. Eight-point sweep Mildred Skrove. STANDINGS Mildred Skrove..... .....8 Fayes Apparrel .....6 Value Village ...............2 Seeman's Jewellery...... 0 COUNTRY CLUB LADIES Low team net Leo Singers' 218. Low team gross Leo Singers' 298. STANDINGS Parsons' Electric 12 Leo Singers........... 12 Canada Packers 11 Key Realty............ 10 Primrose Shop.......... 10 Don Kirkham Insurance 10 ASSOCIATED PRESS learn to live with said Ron Hunt. In his it's a wonder he hasn't been killec by pitch. It's the pitch that gets away and ends up in the ribs or the on the leg or the arm- somewhere on Ihe batter's body. never get used to Hunt said of getting hit by a baseball travelling as fast as 100 miles an hour. And Hunt should know. He owns one of the major league's most dubious being hit by 231 pitches in his bruising dozen years- It's got to the pain can be eased somewhat... like with a victory. That's what Hunt's 231st career brought Wednesday night. The 33-year-old second base- man was plunked on the right knee leading off the ninth in- ning for Montreal Expos and hobbled down to first base. MEETS HUNT Manager Gene Mauch met him at the bag. you Mauch asked. Hunt said. can run. I'll get the run for A few minutes later he did just scoring the tie- breaker on a Ken Singleton single that carried the Expos to a 5-4 National League win over Philadelphia Phillies. In other St Louis Cardinals bombed the New York Mets Cincinnati Reds niooed San Francisco Giants 4-3 Pittsburgh Pirates edged Chicago Cubs 3-2 in 14 Atlanta Braves blanked San Diego Padres 3-0 and Los Angeles Dodgers swept a doubleheader from Houston Astros 11-7 and 10-2. SIMMONS CONNECTS Ted Simmons blasted his way out of a slump by slugging his first two homers of the both off previously- unbeaten Jerry and Tom Heintzelman and Reggie Smith added one apiece in a 16-hit barrage that carried the Cards past the Mets. Roger Nelson came within six outs of pitching a no-hitter for the came within one San Francisco run of seeing his effort go down the drain. The Reds' right-hander got last-out help from reliever Pedro Borbon for a combined two-hit victory. Bobby Bonds wrecked Nelson's no-hit bid in the eighth with a two-run homer and Chris Speier's solo shot in the ninth sent Nelson to the showers. Richie Zisk came home on Bill Bonham's I4th-inning wild pitch that gave the Pirates their triumph over the Cubs. Buzz Gary Gentry and Danny Frisella combined on a three-hit shutout for the Braves after starter Ron Reed left the game with a broken hand in the first inning. who suffered a broken bone in the back of his right hand when the Padres' Bobby Tolan opened the first inning with a sharp single to the will be sidelined a month to six weeks. Bill Russell drove in six runs and Joe Ferguson knocked in five in Los Angeles' extending the Dodgers' winning streak to nine longest since a 13-game run in widening their West Division lead to games. Preakness field sees 13 starters BALTIMORE Florin is making believers of former doubters from his own stable. So much in that owner Irene Udouj has paid to make the grey colt a supplementary entry in Satur- day's running of the added Preakness Stakes. Thirteen starters were ex- pected to be named today for the 99th running of the 1 3-16- mile race. Just a couple of months Silver Florin was following an undistinguished two-year-old campaign in which he won The colt wasn't even nomi- nated for the Kentucky Derby or Belmont but when Cannonade won the Kentucky Derby in a slow two minutes and four seconds for 1 Silver Florin won the Twin Spires on the same card. Silver Florin was timed in 1-5 for the or 1 2-5 seconds faster than Cannonade covered the same distance Two supplementary entries have won the Preakness Cita- made eligible for a fee in 1948. won on his way to taking the Triple and Hill Prince was a winner in 1950 after a fee of was paid. With 13 the Pre- akness purse will be a record and will go to the winner. The next two finishers will earn and OUTDOOR While they last... 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