Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 19, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
rut HWAID _ Tuesday, mo Expos Play To Record Crowd Confused Umpires Listen To Murtaugh By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Pittsburgh Pirates rapped the floundering Philadelphia Phil- lies 2-1 Monday after manager Danny Murtaugh persuaded a confused crew of umpires to reinstate a tie-breaking run they had disallowed during a bizarre in the seventh in- ning. The loss, 10th straight for the Phillies, dropped them into the National League East Division cellar. Montreal Expos moved up from fifth by flooring New York Mete 3-4 on a grand-slam pinch hit homer by Bob Bailey in the ninth inning. In other NL games, Houston Astros trimmed St. Louis Cardi- nals 6-0 behind Larry Dierker; Chicago Cubs slugged Cincin- nati Reds 12-5 and Los Angeles Dodgers edged Sail Diego Padres 4-3. San Francisco and Atlanta were not scheduled. In Sunday's games, Los Ange- les whipped San Francisco 8-0, San Diego beat Houston 5-3, Cin- cinnati took a doubleheader from Atlanta. 5-1 and 7-6, St. Louis edged Chicago 4-3, Mont- real nipped Pittsburgh 8-7 while New York at Philadelphia was rained out. Saturday. Pittsburgh beat Montreal 4-3, Chicago defeated St. Louis 3-2, Cincinnati shut out Atlanta 2-0, New York downed Philadelphia 6-0, San Francisco beat Los Angeles 54 and Hous- ton outlasted San Diego 9-7. DOUBLE TIES GAME The fireworks began at Forbes Field when Manny San- guillen's run-scoring double tied over the second-place Yankees to five games. In other action Monday, Min- nesota Twins topped Kansas City Royals 7-5 and California Angels downed Chicago White Sox 6-1. Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox were rained out. Sunday's action was limited to five games, four of them in a the game seventh. with one out in the Sanguillen took third on Bill Mazeroski's single before right- hander Jim Bunning went to a 1-2 count on opposing pitcher Bob Moose. Bunrang's next delivery sailed past catcher Del Bates to the screen. Umpire Dave Davidson called the pitch a ball and San- guillen raced across the plate with the load run. Bates re- trieved the ball and fired to third, nailing MazerosH, who was trying to take two bases on tile passed ball. At the same time, Bunning appealed to Augie DonateUi, who was stationed on the base- paths, and the umpire ruled that Moose had swung and missed the pitch for a strikeout. Davidson then nullified the run on the grounds that the in- ning had ended in a double play, Murtaugh argued that the runner had crossed the plate be- fore the last out was made, and announced he was completing the game under protest. RESERVE DECISION Only after a Philadelphia bat- ter was retired in the top of the eighth did the umpires reverse their decision, allowing the run to stand. The "double play" had been no double play at all, since It was not made m continuous and Saaguillen had indeed scored before the in- ning-ending p u t o u t at third Wren Blair To Talk With Sinden MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Wren Blair, general manager of Min- nesota North Stars, says he will talk with old friend Harry Sin- den in two weeks about taking a job with the National Hockey League club. Sinden, who coached Boston to the 1870 Stanley Cup champi- onship, resigned his post with the Bruins Thursday. "I'd be remiss as a general manager if I didn't contact a man of his stature who is cur- rently not under contract to an- other hockey Blair said. "Harry has management qualities, along with being a top coach. I'd like him in our organ- ization. If we get him, we'll find a job for him." Sinden first met Blair in 1948 as a catcher for Blair's amateur softball team in Canada. When Blair coached the 1958 Whitby Dunlops team which won the World Amateur hockey title, Sinden was a player. And Sinden was playing coa of Minneapolis Bost farm Blair was t Minneapolis general manag and a supervisor of player pe sonnel for the Boston organiz tion from 1963 to 1965. Blair said he talked with Si den Friday and "he seemed si cere in his desire to get out hockey and into the Ixmsii business job he has taken." "He may feel the same tw weeks from now. Maybe won't." Blair has wit yet announci whether playing-coach Char Burns will return to the ben for the 1970-71 season. "I'm going to meet with Cha lie near the end of the mont too, and survey his situati Blair said. pair of doubleheaders, as rain postponed three other starts. Kansas City downed Clu'cago twice, 3-2 and 8-4, California bounced Oakland Athletics 7-1 before losing 6-5 and Minnesota tripped Milwaukee Brewers M. Baltimore at Washington, De- troit at New York and Cleve- land at Boston were washed out. Saturday Boston bounced Cleveland 6-2, Chicago whipped Kansas Ci'.y 6-1, Minnesota out- scored Milwaukee 11-7, New York downed Detroit 7-4, Oak- land thumped California 11-3 and Baltimore nipped Washing- ton 4-3. The Senators' triumph Mon- day was their first since May 5, when Brunei helped stop Cali- fornia 6-1. Brunei, 34, who has pitched in 15 minor league cities and is now with his seventh major league club, limited the Indians to seven hits and three runs be- fore leaving for a pinch hitter in the Senators' four-run sixth in- ning. Short Sport Of All Sort ONE KACE ADDED EDMONTON (CP) Nine races will be held every Sat- urday during the spring meet at Victoria Park in Calgary, the Western Canada Racing Associ- ation announced Monday. TWO-GAME LEAD INDIANAPOLIS Ind. Indiana Pacers came irom 11 points behind Sunday to edge Los Angeles Stars 114-111 in (he American Basketball Associa- tion final. Indiana now leads the series 2-0. SCORES, DIES OPORTO, Portugal (AP) A Portuguese soccer player died of a heart attack Sunday night, a few seconds alter scoring the winning goal. KNEE SURGERY PITTSBURGH CAP) Vet- eran Pittsburgh Penguin goalie, Les Binkley underwent surgery Monday to have cartilage re- moved from his left knee. The operation was termed successful. SHELVE QUESTION AMSTERDAM CAP) The International Olympic Commit- tee put off the question of ama- teurism until l'.s September meeting as it wound up 10 days of talks Saturday. ESKS SIGN TWO EDMONTON Edmon- ton Eskimos of the Western Football Conference today an- nounced signing of import of- fensive halfback Kenneth Lee, 22, and non-import kicker Just Odd Michaelsen, 26. base. Meanwhile, to the AL, two weeks of futility has ended "for manager Ted Williams and his Washington Senators Mon- day while in New York six years of frustration appear to be disintegrating as the Yan- kees play like American League pennant contenders. Left-hander George Brunei braked the Senators' skid at nine straight losses Monday night, hurling six innings and alamming a three-run homer, as Washington trimmed Cleveland Indians 7-3. New York left-hander Fritz Peterson's two-run homer sparked a seven-run third-in- ning uprising against the East Division-leading Orioles. The Yankees crushed Baltimore 10-4 for their fifth victory in six games. It cut the Orioles' lead Tittle Signs 4s Giants' Coacli NEW YORK (AP) Y. A. Tittle, the quarterback who led New York Giants to division ti- tles in the National Football League in 1961-C2-63, has been signed by the Giants as quarter- back coach. Tittle, 43, an assistant coach of San Francisco 49ers since his retirement in 1965, Hill join the Giants when they report to camp July 15 and will coach the passers during the pro-season period. Girt Flood In Court NEW YORK (AP) Cur Flood today opened his court battle, challenging major leagu baseball's reserve clause. Flood and his attorneys wi attempt to prove that basebal is a monopoly, operating in straint of trade, and therefor in violation of U.S. anti-bus laws. The suit by Flood ya launched after the former S Louis Cardinals outfielde balked at an off-season trade t Philadelphia Phillies. The reserve clause is a set o rules that binds a player to is team that signs him until he i traded, sold or released, with 01 without the players' fcnowledg or approval. Baseball owners contend lha chaos would result without th reserve clause. "Baseball will fight this cas to the one official salt "There will be no compromise We welcome the opportunity to prove the game's legality in the courts." Artfcr Goldberg, Flood's at torney, has compared a tradec player to "a high-priced slaye" "Football operates under anti-trust Goldberg sale in a pre-trial hearing, "ant seems to be doing pretty well.' 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