Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 29, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE IETHBRIDCE HEPAID Tuesday, May 29, 1973 Messersmith sets modern day strikeout mark 'Wonderful' Wilbur wins a pair Knees buckled Refsree Dick Maguire helps Myles FisHer to his feet Monday evening after the Can- adian boxer was knocked down in the first round of the North American Zone Olympic boxing championships at Uniondals, New York. Fisher's U.S. Albert Sandoval, won the boui. The U.S. won the series 6-3, By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wilbur Wood pitched a six-hit- ter Monday night. And he did it in two games, not one. Wonderful Wilbur added a pair of victories to his imposing total with his latest work of art, 6-3 and 4-0 Chicago victories over the befuddled Cleveland Indians. The White Sox Left Arm went five innings in the first game, continuation of a 16-inning sus- pended affair from Saturday night, and gave up two hits and one unearned run. He fired a four-hitter in the regulation game to bring his record to 13- 3, the best by far in the majors. His 13 victories are half the White Sox total. "I've won two in one day be- 'ore and I've lost two a couple of said Wood, grinning. 'But I guess I never did it this way." DIDN'T WORK HARD Wood, who usually pitches with two days rest, didn't find the extra work especially tax- ing. "I got away with a limited number of pitches. They were hitting away on the first and second pitches much of the time.'' Wood is nearly a month ahead of Denny McLain's pace in 1968, when he won 31 games with Detroit Tigers. McLain didn't win his 13th that year un- til June 24. In the other American League I games, Minnesota Twins de- j feated Baltimore Orioles 10-3: another passed ball and again a fanned batter scampered to first. Elsewhere, San Francisco Gi- ants held off the New York Mets (i-5, Cincinnati Reds nipped Chicago Cubs 6-5, Pitts- burgh Pirates beat Houston As- tros 4-2, St. Louis Cardinals edged Atlanta Braves 3-2 and Montreal Expos knocked off the San Diego-Washington Lame Ducks 7-G on Clyde Mashore's three-run pinch homer with two out in the ninth inning. Despite his strikeout spree, Messersmith trailed 1-0 until the fourth, when Willie Craw- ford hit a two-run homer and Ron Cey followed with a solo shot, the first home runs off rookie Dick Ruthvcn this sea- son. Mashore's game-winning blow for Montreal followed two-out singles by Hal Breeden and John Boccabella and made him the 18th player in major league history to hit two consecutive pinch homers. Washington back in base WASHINGTON (AP> Jo- seph Danzansky, the super- market president, could barely restrain his enthusiasm Monday over San Diego Padres becom- ing a Washington-based base- ball team. It most likely will be next season but quite possibly, although remotely, this season after the All-Star game. Danzansky. who headed the three-man group that purchased the club for S12 million, told re- porters they shouldn't go over- board just yet because, he said. ANDY CAPP 'I'VE NEVER COME A SUX's LIKE REALLY ''T' -'i" AN1 THE YOU CAN SUP.' AN1 IP YOU'R.E NOT ooiN1 THAT YOU'RE KICKIN1 A 3ALL AftSUND -YOU'RE A RIGHT LITTLE SEAUTY THERE, TOO, YOU'LL USE UX10NDALE. Carroll Morgan N.S.. unloaded N.Y. (CP) of Antisonish. the the Nassau Coliseum to watch Chapman first Olvmpic-type boxing shape to continue. the "New York Morgan, who was within one fight of winning a bronze medal his right-hand competition in borr'os earlv and won '.he North i area. American amateur hsavywei.aht Morgan, a graduate of St. .in the 1972 Olympics at Munich, hrxiiip tiilo Monday nitrlit. slop-1 Mary's University in Halifax '..Lie defending chamnion John will teach next fail, made short Chapman in first round. The 25-year-oid Morgan's sen- sational win, his second knock- out in three days, highlighted Ihe meeting of Canadian and American boxing champions. But for the fourth straight year, the United States took the t-e a m championships, six matches to three. Two of the II Olympic weight classes were not included in the final reckoning because in the 35fi-ar.d 165-pound divisions the Americans and Canadians were not able to produce their de- fending champions. As a result, other matches were improvised. work cf Chsaman. after catch-: ing the Georgia-born medical student with a right flush on the jaw in the first minute. A dozen punches put the American down. He was stand- j ing when the referee counted I nine and then stopped the fight i after of the first round. I Morgan won the Canadian California Angels beat Mil- waukee Brewers 7-4: Detroit Ti- gers nipped Oakland A's 4-3 and Kansas City Royals turned back- Boston Red Sox 5-4. Rain postponed a contest be- tween the New- York Yankees and Texas Rangers. Wood appeared on his way to losing Monday night's first game when he gave up an unearned run in the top of the 21st. However, his mates quickly settled things in the bot- tom half of the inning. Eddie Leon's single brought in the ty- ing run and then Dick Allen later came through with a three-run homer to win it. obviously was in no I SETTLES DOWN j In the regulation game he yielded hits in the first three in- nings, and then only a bunt single by Walt Williams in the seventh. The White Sox gave Wood .all the runs he needed with a two- run first inning as Bill Melton oppo- weighs around 211. His nent was a bit lighter. One of the Canadian victories in the team competition was due to a disqualification of a tiny American. In the second match of the night, flyweight Ian Clyde of Montreal twice went down from low blows in the first round from John Barr of the U.S. Clyde was awarded the win. Charlottetown, stopping Jim Stevenson of Vancouver in the first round. Under Olympic rules, the ref- eree also counts while the fighter who has been hurt is! standing and checks his reac-1 heavyweight title last Friday in The other Canadian win coun- ting as a North American title came in the welterweight class, when Michel Briere of Montreal j outpointed William Tuttle of the U.S. doubled home a run and then scored on a single by Rick Reicbardt. Andy Messersmith set a mod- ern National League record Monday night for strikeouts at the start Of a game, but didn't, look too classy doing it as catcher Joe Ferguson refused to co-operate. Messersmith disposed of Philadelphia's Cesar Tovar, Del Unser and Willie Montanez on strikes in the first inning of Los A crowd of 6.400 turned out at i tion before letting him continue. SNAITH TOO YOUNG In the light-flyweight class, defending champion Jack Snaith of Vancouver could not compete because he is only 16, a year under the age require- ment. Myles Fisher of Antigonish. his substitute, was knocked out after one minute of the first round by Albert Sandoval. a 106-pound buzz-saw from Po- mona, Calif. U.S. Champion Richard Ro- zelle had too many big guns for veteran Chris lus of Vancouver, and outpointed the Canadian in I the bantamweight, or 119-pound, class. Angeles Dodgers' 5-1 victory over the Phillies. He continued to fan Phils in the second, but Greg Luzinski reached first when the third strike got away from Ferguson. Bill Robinson and Mike Schmidt also struck out, giving Messersmith a modern National League record of six con- secutive whiffs at the start of a game and matching the major league standard. Luzinski took second on yet another passed ball before Bob Boone broke the strikeout string with an outfield fly. Messersmith, who finished with 12 strikeouts, got Unser again in the third, and again the pitch escaped Ferguson for Bombers plan investigation oil Herron WINNIPEG (CP) Winnipeg Blue Bombers executive said Monday they are investigating all the facts behind the weekend arrest of all-star halfback Mack Herron for possession of mari- juana. President Gordon Muirhead of the Western Football Confer- ence club said following a spe- cial board of directors meeting that no decision regarding the 24-year-old former Kansas Uni- versity star's playing status will be made until next week. ''Naturally the club is deeply said Muirhead. A charge has been laid against one of our football play- ers. "As soon as we are able to gather all the facts, a decision will be made very quickly." Muirhead said that as far as club directors are concerned. Herron is innocent until proven otherwise. "We are looking at this thing strictly on its merits and what effect it will have on our foot- ball club." Herron and a former Bomber running back. Amos Van Pelt. 26, are scheduled to appear in court June 6. Herron has been with the Ca- nadian Football League team for two seasons and was voted the most outstanding player in the Western Conference last year. the National League hierarchy hasn't approved the deal. "It's not quite a Danzansky told a news coher- ence. "That's why there are only bloody marys instead of champagne. This is more of a prayer meeting." Danzansky, who has been try- ing to obtain a team for the na- tion's capital for two years, said the sale was consummated May 5 in San Diego when he signed a contract. SET DEADLINE The deal called for a deposit, believed to be S100.GOO; ade- quate financing; stadium lease, and National League approval, all to come within 45 days from the contract signing date, or by June 19. Danzansky said the financing has been arranged among the National Bank of Washington, Riggs National Bank and the National Savings and Trust. He said his group met with the Armory Beard, which runs RFK Stadium, and worked out a 12-year contract. The last obstacle. Danzansky said, was approval by the Na- tional League, which must be a unanimous vote by the owners. NO MEETING SET He said he met May 15 with National League representa- tives and had asked for that ap- proval but no meeting lias been set. Danzansky said he had asked Padres' president E. J. (Buz- zie) Bavasi and his son, Peter. to join the club in Washington to run the team on the field. He said he would like to see the Padres move to Washington this season, if the National League would approve, but ad- mitted chances are quite slim on that happening. Danzansky said he and his partners, Marvin Willig and Dr. Robert Schattner, have not de- cided on a name for the club but it won't be the Senators, the name of the Washington team that became the Texas Rangers I tv.-o years ago. OUT WITH IT, r.O-ALL THESE COMPLIMENTS FLYIN'X ABOUND, NOU MUST -VANT The Alberta Amateur Soft- ball Association announc e d Monday that all teams wishing to participate in the 1973 pro- vincial finals must submit their applications by June 1. However, all teams will have until June 15 to send in their player registrations. In both cases, all southern Alberta teams will forward their entries to the southern district organizer, Mike Wyros- tek of Lethbridge. This season senior A en- try fees have been set for while senior B clubs will be charged Intermediate clubs will be as- sessed a SIS fee while junior and minor teams Meanwhile the following is a list of the locations and dates of ail the provincial play- downs: Senior A mcns. Lethbridge (Aug. senior A ladies, i Calgary (Aug. senior B i mens, Calgary (Aug. senior B ladies, Edmonton (Aug. intermediate A mcns. Peace River (Aug. 25- intermediate A ladies, Ed- monton (Aug. interme- diate B ladies, Lethbridge (Sept. intermediate B j mens, Rollyview (Sept. I intermediate C .mens. Edmon- ton (July intermediate C Calgary (July I junior A mens, Calgary (Aug. junior A ladies, Edmon- ton 1-2) and midget A girls. Lethbridge (Aug. 4-5) if i a local team has an entry. FORZANI, SENST SIGN CALGARY (CP) Lineback- er John Forzani and wide re- ceiver John Senst, both Cana- dians, have signed with Calgary Stampeders for the 1973 Fool- i ball Conference season. Chicago New York Pittsburgh Montreal Philadelphia St. Louis San Francisco Los Angeles Houston Cincinnati Atlanta ISan Diego RESULTS OSO 001 1 010 020 4 Canucks no deal VANCOUVER (CP) Red j that afternoon, but he told me You've just crested" a hill CB 350G With your new Honda 350, or exulted in its mastery over a traffic challenge, or skimmed effortlessly down 50 miles of secondary roads. 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"I'll say this Coley has made it pretty interesting for me. We've had several talks. Yes. I even flew out to Hawaii to talk to him when he was there." Kelly, who still has three years remaining on his contract with Pittsburgh, reaffirmed his position that he won't, make any move until some settlement of his contract is reached with the Penguins. The Canucks also have been talking to two other coaches fired last year by other NHL teams. They are Ai Arbour, re- leased by St. Louis Blues, and Johnny Wilson, bounced by De- troit Red Wings. PART TIME COOK Required Immediately Wages comensurate with experience Contact the MANAGER HENDERSON LAKE GOLF CLUB 327-3652 MONDAY'S Houston Pittsburgh Wilson (.'-5' Crawford '6' Upslviw (7) York (7i and Jutze. Edwards (7i; Ellis R. Hernandez (7) John- son (7) Giusti (8' and May. HR: New York 000 002 5 10 i San 141 000 610 1 Moore '0-1' Sadc-cki (Ji s.ron? 17'- .T.d Dyer; Ma'ichal McDo-.voll (fi) Sosa and Rflder. 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