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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Gordie howe receives what could be his last champagne shower. He is expected to retire once again. Delvecchio named G.M. DETROIT Detroit coach Alex Delvecchio was named coach and general manager of the National Hockey League Red Wings succeeding Ned Harkness as general manager. Harkness resigned Feb 6 and the position has been vacant since. a long-time player with the took over as coach early in the sea- Northstars win behind Zasadny Ron Zasadny gave up three hits over seven innings and led the Lethbridge Northstars to a 4-0 win over the Labor Club Athletics in a Southern Alberta Major Men's Fastball League game Tuesday night. Zasadny struck out six batters in registering his second straight decision of the season while Doug Hartley suffered the loss giving up 10 hits while fanning four. Wayne Nesbitt paced the winners at the plate stroking a double and two singles while Ken Indzeoski chipped in with a pair of singles. Harry Nagata and Ken Nagata poked out a double each in a losing cause. Meanwhile Picture Butte Rae Motors blasted Pic-A-Pop 20-0 in another league game staged last night at Dave Elton Park. Joe Tokai allowed only five hits in registering the lop- sided win while Greg Binning was tagged with the loss. ferry O'Donnell led the winners with the bat as he rapped three singles while team-mate Dan Tolley chipped in with a double and single. Tokai also aided his own cause with two singles while Tom Tamura belted a triple. Terry Lyons managed a double for the losers. son when Ted Garvin was fired after leading Detroit to a 2-9-1 record. The team finished at 29-39-10 and out of the playoffs. Wing's owner Bruce Norris cited tremendous respect Delvecchio has earned from the players and everyone connected with the team since he became as reasons for his new position. Norris said high morale on the team was attributable to a centre for the Red Wings for more than two decades before his retirement when he took over as was promoted to general man- ager in time for the NHL ama- teur draft next Tuesday The Wings will pick ninth on the first round. Billy Dea will continue as Delvecchio's assistant coach. a successful college coach at was criticized heavily by Detroit fans and media who looked forward to a playoff team in 1974. The Wings last made the playoffs in 1969. Acfting general manager Jim Skinner was returned to the post of assistant general manager. He also was given the additional title of director of administration Delvecchio is the Wings' fifth coach in five years. Jenkins finds himself with help he is now at 6-1 NEW YORK Ferguson Jenkins remembers walking through the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago last July for his first visit to a psychiatrist. He remembers being embarrassed at the many people who recognized him and greeted him with in it'll come they did not know why he was on campus. And when Jenkins entered the building of the he remembers am I doing I'm not off my He drastically off his game. soft-eyed and was then a pitcher with the Chicago Cubs. In each of the six seasons prior to he had won 20 games and had been the winningest pitcher in the major leagues. By July of last he had become a one-man disaster area. His record by the All-Star break was eight nine losses. he had given up the huge total of 25 homers. The man who was consistently one of the league leaders in complete games was now getting the hook by the seventh inning. I started looking over my shoulder to the bullpen in late innings. I never did he said. He was 29 years an age when most athletes reach their prime. Jenkins was stunned. His arm was physically yet he could not keep the ball where batters would ground it. He was throwing pitches waist-high. I was getting he recalls. At one Jenkins became so disgruntled at being taken out of a game that he took bats from the Cub rack and flung them on the field. A quirky thing to do. particularly for so even-tempered a man as Jen- kins. Jenkins recalls now with a began calling me 'Batman' in the Cub management believed that Jenkins' problem might be in his head. They had found that psychoanalysis had helped other players. Jenkins agreed to try. despite the unmanly stigma that psychiatry still evokes in many particularly athletics. saw the doctor about eight or ten said Jenkins. is a couch but I sat in a leather chair We went back into my and talked. seems I could talk to him about things that I couldn't talk to anyone else including my wife. And the conclusion of it was that a number of things had piled up over a period of years and they seemed to come crashing down on me all at one To begin Jenkins was being booed. This mightily disturbed and also embarrassed him in front of his wife and two then age 3 and 2. were calling their father said Jen- kins. I stopped taking them to games. fans were really nasty. I'd go to my car after a game and they'd be banging on the roof as I drove The with all their power often seemed to have off days when Jenkins was on the mound. To be since he was the Cub ace he often was opposed by the other team's star pitcher Jenkins is tied for the major league record of having lost most 1-0 games in a season in and has lost 62 one-run games in his nine-year big-league career. At one point a couple of seasons Jenkins said to his then roommate Ernie guys don't want to hit for Off the Jenkins there were other problems. His mother died in after suffering with cancer for several years. He says now that he misses and realized from talks with the psychiatrist that he felt guilty he had not in fact been closer to his mother. was an only said Jenkins. father was a chef in the Merchant Marine and so was gone a lot from our home in Canada. So my mother and I were alone a of course. I left home at eighteen to play ball. In later years I suppose I had guilt feelings for leaving her and also for not spending more time with her when she was dying. I felt guilt at what I unconsciously thought was my selfishness. was also feeling shock from seeing my father break down the way he did when my mother died. was also feeling sorry for myself in relation to my family. My wife and I had always talked about wanting a Then my wife had four miscarriages. We adopted a girl because we wanted children but we continued to hope for a boy of our own. I think I was feeling resentful for her for denying me a in a way. but that's the way it was. then maybe I was feeling guilty having these feelings of being away so much from my the way I was away from my mother. on the it seemed I was being punished for all my mistakes. the doctor and I I began to see myself clearer. And when I left his I was feeling lighter. It was literally a load off my After the all-star Jenkins' record was six seven losses not much different from his record the first half of the season. But he gave up only seven homers to was pitching much said Jenkins. What was intriguing was that whenever he saw the psychiatrist before a game he he won. When he didn't see Jenkins lost. By season's Jenkins decided that he had resolved his and no longer needed the psychiatrist's help. the Cubs were deciding they didn't need Jenkins' help at all. They traded him to the Texas Rangers. In the first month of the 1974 baseball Jen- kins won six games and lost only one. He completed seven and was instrumental in keeping the previously one of baseball's worst in first place. Jenkins says he feels loves the is wild about Texas. He has not been in contact with the psychiatrist. when I get to Chicago to play the White said Jenkins. call him up to say to thank him and to see how he is FERGIE Minor baseball 2-2 tie in cup final ALEXDKLXECCIIIO Gordon Melynck fired a two-hitter and the Pirates to a slim 6-4 victory over the Giants at Norcrest Tuesday night. The young chucker rifled the third strike past 11 batters during the six-inning match while losing pitcher Lance Gilchrist struck out eight while giving up six hits. Three of the hits off Gilchrist went to Melnyck while Warren Keith managed the only hits for the Giants. In another the Cubs edged the Cardinals 7-5. Don Jackson earned the mound win while T. Herzinger suffered the loss. In a senior little league the Pirates whipped the Dodgers 23-6. Gred Pender bested Doug Vogt for the mound decision while Ron Shellenberg paced the winners with a home run and two doubles. Meanwhile at the Twins dropped the Tigers 12-3 behind Doug Fender's two-hit performance. Winter struck out 14 batters during the contest while loser Ron Knight was allowed 11 safeties and fanned five. Cal Byam led the winners at plate with a double and two singles while team-mate Neil Court chipped in with two safeties. LONDON Tottenham Hotspur and Feyenoord of Rotterdam tied 2-2 Tuesday night in the first leg of the United European Football Association soccer cup final. Hotspur led but each time the Dutchmen with the second Feyenoord goal coming just five minutes from the end. The Rotterdam club con- trolled early but Totten- ham took a 1-0 lead against the run of play in the 39th minute when Bob England headed a Ray Evans free kick into the net. Feyenoord made it 1-1 just four minutes later when Van Hanegen scored on a free kick from 20 yards out. A crowd of saw the game at Tottenham's home ground. White Hart Lane. Clinic for softballers The Lethbridge Minor Softball Association and the Alberta Youth and Recreation will co-sponsor a Softball players and coaches clinic Saturday. The one-day clinic slated to run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will be held at the Civic Sports Centre and the Kinsmen Park. The emphasis of the session will be at the minor ball but everyone is welcome to attend. accident waiting to CINCINNATI Cincinnati Reds newcomer Mike haunted by hardship since landing in the big leagues at figures luck DERME MACHINE SHOP A COMPLETE AUTOMOTIVE A GENERAL MACHINE SHOP SERVICE 327-0821 lie SKtET NORTH is ready to start smiling in his direction. said the 23-year- old pitcher. had nothing but bad luck for four Once hailed as the Warren McQueen's short career has been a series of setbacks. I'm not said the young left who seems destined for a long season on a lonely bench. But things could be worse. McQueen knows it. shouldn't even be in a uni- he says. One and a half years his career took its most serious turn for the worse. He and an Atlanta Braves team-mate es- caped with their lives in a car collision. But not without paying a price. McQueen's hip was crushed. doctor said I'd be lucky to walk let alone play baseball. I spent the next 2V2 months in looking at the ceiling and wondering the rest of my That was in December of 1972. Before the he was figuring on a spot in the Braves' starting rotation. Mathews told me I'd won a McQueen said. It looked like the siege of misfortune finally had finished. First it was being called into the army for six months after winning a spot on the Braves' staff. in with a 4-1 he suffered a freak injury while pitching. threw a pitch and broke my elbow. I couldn't believe A season shoulder miseries struck. was 0-5 with the but I was pitching good enough to win. I lost one game 1-0 and two by 2-1 Then came the near-tragic traffic mishap. After a number of months on McQueen tested his patched-up hip and decided to Pro lacrosse season opens TpRONTO Professional lacrosse made its 1974 debut at Maple Leaf Gardens Tuesday as Toronto Tomahawks defeated Montreal Quebecois 23-15 in National Lacrosse League action. There were fans present to watch the teams play on a powder-blue wooden floor built at a cost of Duffy McCarthy and Joe McCrae led the Tomahawks with four goals each. Brian Charley Brian Thompson and Gary Brezany each added two goals. Bob Stan Tim Jim Jack Sandy Lynch and Larry Bell scored single goals for the winners. Dave Tasker led the losers with four goals. Serge Loiselle scored three and John Davis added two. Jim Bill Gord Wayne Dave Litzenberger and Bill Langley scored single goals for Montreal Davis opened the scoring for Montreal at of the first but the Tomahawks came back with nine consecutive goals the last three by McCarthy in a 2Vz- minute span. Don Crocker replaced starting Montreal goalie Dave Wedlock at the beginning of the second and Toronto's Rick Palla was replaced at of the same period by goalie Roger Williams. Each team scored four goals in the second period as Toronto took a 16-8 edge. Toronto outshot Montreal 53-45. Flames belt Northstars Rittway Flames battled back from a four-run deficit after three innings and walloped the Northstars 19-7 in a City Women's Softball League game Monday night. Judy McNab carried the big bat for the who rallied for six runs in the top of the fourth inning and five in the as she stroked a home run along with a triple. Winning pitcher Gail Blanchard and team-mate Lori Wyrostek chipped in with a double and single each. Losing pitcher Darcie James paced the Northstars at the plate with three singles while Crystal Miyashiro added a pair. In another league game Monday the Labor Club Larks and Legionettes fought to a 6-6 stalemate. Nan Iwaskiw was superb on the mound for the Larks as she registered 15 strikeouts while Linda Kish managed six while hurling for the Legionettes. Meanwhile in Commercial Men's Slowpitch League action Tuesday All-Star Sports edged Lethbridge Glass 12-10. Lance Brown bested Leroy Schow on the mound. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES NATIONAL LEAGUE East W Philadelphia Montreal St Louis New York Chicago Pittsburgh Los Angeles Cincinnati San Francisco Atlanta Houston San Diego 22 17 20 18 14 13 West 30 20 23 21 21 17 L 17 15 18 22 21 23 11 17 20 21 23 28 Pel. GBL 564 531 426 1 450 400 6 361 732 541 8 535 8 .500 477 378 15 AMERICAN Milwaukee Boston Baltimore Cleveland Detroit New York Oakland Chicago Kansas City Texas Minnesota California LEAGUE East W L 19 16 20 19 18 18 19 19 18 19 20 22 West 22 18 18 16 19 19 19 19 16 19 18 22 Pet. GBL 543 513 1 500 1 500 1 Yz 486 2 476 550 529 500 500 457 450 4 TODAY'S GAMES Atlanta Niekro at San Francisco Barr Pittsburgh Kison at Montreal Rogers Chicago S Stone at New York Seaver Philadelphia Schueler at St Louis Foster San Diego Arlm at Houston Osteen Cincinnati Norman at Los Angeles Downmq TUESDAY'S RESULTS Pitisburgh 110 201 10 1 Montreal 100 001 002-4 5 3 Brett and Moore Walker DeMola and Foote Hr Chicago 300 000 5 12 1 New York 026 000 14 0 Frailmg Burns Todd and Mitterwald Stone and Grote. Hodges HR Philadelphia 400 000 4 2 St Louis 001 OOC 4 1 Farmer Walt Scarce and Boone. Curtis Thompson Garman Pena Hrabosky and Simmons HR. Pint Atlanta 004 000 6 1 San Francisco 102 020 8 2 Harrison Krause and Bryant Moffilt and Boccabella. HRs Cincinnati 100 001 7 1 Los Angeles 020 000 4 1 Borbon and Bench. Rau. Marshall and Yeager HR- Second Atlanta 500 000 8 0 San FranciscolOO 000 8 3 Morton Leon and Casanova. D'Acquisto Sosa and Rader HR. San Diego 200 000 6 0 Houston 410 000 7 0 Spillner Corkins McAndrew Hardy and Grilfm Scherman and M May HRs- May TODAY'S GAMES Cleveland J Perry Baltimore Gnmsley New York Medich at Boston Tiant California Singer si Kansas City Fritzmorns Oakland Blue at Minnesota Goltz Detroit Lolich at Milwaukee Kobel Texas Bibby at Chicago Kaat TUESDAY'S RESULTS Cleveland 000 100 7 0 Baltimore 050 020 7 0 Kline Bosman and Duncan. Cuellar and Williams. HR Texas at Chicago ppd ram Oakland 010 000 14 0 Minnesota 010 000 6 2 Hamilton Odom and Tenace. Haney Decker Burgmeier Corbin and Borgmann HRs Tenace New York 000 300 6132 Boston 046 000 1E 2 Tidrow Pagan McDowell Upshaw and Dempsey. Lee and Segui HR California 000 010 7 0 Kansas City 100 012 8 0 Tanana Sells and Rodriguez. Busby Hoerner and Healy HRs Patek Detroit 010 010 12 3 Milwaukee 211 000 9 0 LaGrow. Killer and Wright. Murphy Eddie Rodriguez and Porter HRs- Freehan Porter MINOR LEAGUE International Syracuse 5 Toledo 3 Tidewater 2 Charleston 1 Memphis 2-5 Ricnmpnd 1-2 Pawtucket 9 Rochester 8 American Association Wichita 3 Tulsa 2 Denver 7 Oklahoma City 5 Pacific coast Sacramento 11 Salt Lake 5 Tacoma 10 Phoenix 4 Spokane 13 Tucson 5 DUAL STEEL RADIAL TIRES MILE Written Guarantee ELRICH TIRES LTD. ompete Haunted by hardship But Mike McQueen is not the least bit bitter. 402 1st Avc. S. Phone 327-6886 or 327-4445 ;