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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 29, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Ritchie Allen a relaxed man By DAVE ANDERSON New York Timet Service Carlos May asked. just get replied Dick going along with the gag. just came up. I was hitting .276 down May and when Allen realized he was putting his athletic supporter on May laughed again. guess you put it on different up Allen said. They both loudly and long. It was the essence of jock humor. It also was the antithesis of what Dick Allen is supposed to be all about. So was the entire scene. He has a reputation for appearing at the ballpark later than his teammates but today he was at his locker in Shea Stadium more than half an hour before most of the Chicago White Sox arrived from their midtown hotel. He has a reputation for creating discord on a but he had Carlos May and his other teammates laughing. And he has a reputation for preferring to be a silent but now he was talking easily about himself and his reputation. like to do he meaning play I've always kept my mouth shut and some people don't understand He hardly talks to any of the Chicago sportswriters who travel with the White and by now they hardly talk to him anymore. the ballclub wanted to stop they he said. could hold a press conference and clear the air. But then I think it's just meant for me. I had one year in one year when it was nice to go out there every day and not hear everybody calling you names. My 10 years in baseball have been as hard as somebody else's 15 or 20 years but I can only be With a lifetime total of 295 home Dick Allen also has a reputation as one of baseball's most dangerous hitters. don't feel like I'm a great he was saying now. Willie Henry they're great hitters. I like to be known as a complete ballplayer. There's too much emphasis on individual statistics. Like in Kareem Abdul-Jabber is but to Dave Debusschere is just as great. He's the man who won those championships for the Knicks because he did everything. He but he also played he got rebounds. Some people see but not most people. Most people just see the peaches and cream of the game. But there are other things. Like if I'm on second base with ball one on the I'll try to get a bigger lead to distract the to get ball two. And if I help get ball now that pitcher's got to throw a and maybe the batter lines a single that scores me. Or when I'm playing first I like to distract the baserunner by talking to Dick Allen is one of the most talkative of baseball at least with other baseball players. long ago Herb the track star the Oakland A's came out to run for he recalled. said to 'Can you and he turned to me and 'Is your heart And then I really put it on. I felt his legs. I asked 'Are you going. I want to see you run.' The coach was 'Dont pay any attention to him.' He finally ran but not until the count was like anybody else. He stole it too. He can run all right. Not even my talking slowed him down. But it slows down some He is the highest salaried player in the major playing the second year of a three year contract at annually. can have the money he said. think I could get just as much fun out of playing sandlot ball. Like the biggest thrill I've ever had was when Chuck Tanner got manager of the year in that meant more to me than anything. Much more than me winning the most valuable player award that season. I've never taken that trophy home from the clubhouse. Every player on the team that year has a piece of that that's why I've left it in the Exhibition effort Bryan Maxwell slides hard into third base Tuesday night Hank not through with the Gaylord Perry going straight ASSOCIATED PRESS Hank Aaron is not through chasing Babe it seems. In the Atlanta Braves slugger hit his 715th career home surpassing Ruth's 714 lifetime figure. But there was another record of Ruth's that Aaron didn't know 730 homers including World Series and all-star baseball games. He tied it Tuesday night with a homer that beat Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 in 10 innings. you're Aaron said upon learning of the feat. thought that I had gotten rid of Ruth's records AUTOMOTIVE CENTRE rrjrrirr PRICES BLASTED ON OUR FINEST POLYESTER CORD TIRES PREMIUM V IALE PUCE E78-1 F78-1 H78-1 H78-1 No charge for lire mounting No trade-in required MILEAGE GUARANTEED LONGER MILEAGE OUTSTANDING WEAR MODERN 78'SERIES DESIGN MILES OR 30 MONTHS Every HAUMARK lire a lifetime guarantee agoimt rood halo.ds and WITHOUT UMIT TO MONTHS OR MILES AT NO EXTRA CHARGE SIP OAS TREATMENT .49 Limit 3 B For better mileage. AIR FILTERS 1 For fflvit North American can. mode in Canada mitt WIRE SET J147 6 O cylinder. Tailor made no cutting mode in Canada TRACK STEHEO RR.47 Ranger compact fiti almost any. where. Dual excellent tone reproduction. Installation Available. 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In other National League games Los Angeles routed St. Louis Cardinals 11- Cincinnati Reds beat New York Mets and Houston Astros defeated Montreal Expos 8-4. CHASED ROGERS Houston tagged Montreal ace Steve Rogers for five runs in the first helped by Lee May's two-run and went on to defeat the Expos. Greg Gross and Roger Met- zger started the inning with successive singles and walked Cesar loading the bases. Bob Watson drew a walk to force in one run and May delivered his key single before the fifth run came home on third baseman Doug Rader's error. Houston added a pair of runs in the fifth when Watson and scored on a double by who came home on Milt May's single. Watson hit his fourth homer of the season in the ninth. Home runs by Ken McMullen and Joe Ferguson keyed a 20-hit attack that propelled Los Angeles over St. Louis. Both McMullen's second of the season and Ferguson's were two- run blasts off one-time Dodger pitcher Alan who was chased after 2 2-3 innings. Ron Cey contributed four singles and Steve Garvey added three as the Dodgers mounted an 8-2 lead in four innings and withstood Reggie Smith's three-run homer for the Cards. Gaylord Perry says he isn't using the greaseball since the but going straight hasn't hindered his effectiveness. became the first pitcher in the major leagues to win eight games this year when he checked Texas on five hits and Cleveland Indians blanked the Rangers 8-0 Tuesday night. seems to be breaking my said who lost only one game this opening day. Elsewhere in the American Boston Red Sox beat Minnesota Twins New York Yankees edged Chicago Whita 4.9 in 1A inninno Kansas City Royals defeated Baltimore Orioles 9-5 in 11 Milwaukee Brewers stopped California Angels and Detroit Tigers beat Oakland A's 3-1. watched Perry pitch for years and I thought he loaded up every other ball but I didn't see him do it said Texas pitcher Ferguson Jenkins. Walton first NEW YORK Ail- Americans Bill Marvin Barnes and John Shumate plus 7-foot-4 Tom Burleson led a bevy of giants selected Tuesday in the National Basketball Asso- ciation's of college play- ers. the 6-foot-ll kingpin of UCLA's perennial national actually was signed before the agree- ing to a five-year contract for more than million with Portland Trail Blazers. The agile centre led the Bruins to two national titles and a third-place finish in three varsity each of which he was an ail- American. Portland had obtained the No. 1 draft choice in a coin flip with Philadelphia the teams having finished with the worst records in the league. The 76ers then had the rest of the field to but still hesitated before naming the rugged 6-foot-9 the leading rebounder in the nation last season. At they asked league officials if they could choose David a junior from North Carolina State's national champions. But they were rejected on the grounds that Thompson still was an un- der-classman and had not ap- plied as a hardship case. Then Philadelphia took the brawny Providence one of the all-time leading rebounders in collegiate history. picking third after having acquired Cleveland's choice in a trade that sent vet- eran guard Dick Snyder to the went for the huge the leading rebounder for North Carolina State last seasmn. Phoenix Suns then chose the 6-9 Notre Dame who passed up his final year of collegiate eligibility to Laker pitching just too much Pitching was the big difference last night as the two Lethbridge baseball the Lakers and the Junior met in an informal exhibition game at Henderson Park. The Lakers counted two runs in the fourth and sixth and added one in the seventh to win the contest 7-0. While Laker batters belted 12 hits against four Miner the junior club managed only two hits and 17 Miner batters went down swinging against the Laker pitching. The clubs did not switch batteries as had been originally planned. Les Ohrn started the game for the Lakers and pitched for three innings before he was followed by Jerry Randy Mike and player-coach Paul Sullivan. Gordon a 16-year- old right started for the and went four innings before he was re- placed- Curtis Stu and Harvey Pocza were the other pitchers for the jun- ior club. The two clubs will meet again Friday night at seven for an exhibition game at Henderson Park. The game will serve as a tune-up for the Miners' home opening doubleheader against the Calgary Junior Giants next Sunday afternoon. It was announced that the Miners' scheduled game in Vauxhall tonight has been postponed due to continued problems with the field there. returnees Ken Nakama and Rod Taylor signed with the Lakers for the 1974 season as did newcomer Mike Buist. a can play second base as well as the outfield-while a is as much at home on the in the outfield as at the plate. Last year with Team Canada in the world Taylor hit at a .500 clip with seven hits in 14 trips. a native of Salmon is currently working with the Canada Winter Games here in Lethbridge. At Buist has four years experience in Class A baseball behind three years in the St. Louis Cardinal chain and another with the Mets. ELRICH TIRE SPORT NATIONAL Philadelphia Montreal St. Louis New York Chicago Pittsburgh York Los Angeles Cincinnati City Atlanta San Houston San Diego TODAY'S GAMES Houston Wilson at Montreal Torrez San Diego Greif at Pittsburgh Reuss San Francisco D'Acquisto at Chicago Reuschel Philadelphia Carlton at Atlanta Morton Los Angeles John at St. Louis Siebert New York Matlack at Cincinnati Gulletl TUESDAY'S RESULTS Houston 500 020 11 1 Montreal 210 000 7 1 Griffin. Cosgrove Forsch and M. Rogers Montague DeMola and Foote. Hou Watson Los Angeles 023 300 20 0 St. Louis 002 030 590 Sutton. Hough Marshall and Fostar Thompson Garman Folkers and Simmons. LA McMullen Ferguson Philadelphia 010 000 000 4 0 Atlanta 000 000 010 4 1 Lonbora and Capra. Friesella and Gates. Casanova Correll All Johnson Aaron New York 000 002 9 2 Cincinnati 102 220 8 Stone Miller Sadecki Apodaca and Xirby Carroll and Bench. Cin Bench Rettenmund LEAGUE LEADERS AB 202 165 135 159 196 168 182 172 A'.l SL...... Hou___ Morgan. Cin Garvey. LA----- SL...... Pgh LA... Brock. SL...... 173 SF 208 R 29 30 24 31 33 13 18 23 34 32 H Pet. 78 .386 61 .370 46 .341 54 .340 66 .337 56 .333 59 .324 55 .320 55 .318 66 .317 Home Los 11. Runs Batted Garvey. Wynn. 41. Pitching five San John. Los .875. MINOR LEAGUE International League Charleston 3-4 Tidewater 1-3 Toledo 6 Pawtucket i Syracuse 9 Rochester 7 Richmond 11 Memphis 6 American Association Wichita 5 Omaha 2 Iowa 8 Denver 7 Evansville 2 Oklahoma City 0 Tulsa at Indianapolis ppd. Pacific Coast League Hawaii 8 Tacoma 2 Tacoma 10 Salt Lake 3 Spokane 11 Albuquerque 8 Sacramento 6 Phoenix 3 TODAY'S GAMES Detroit LaGrow at Oakland Holtzman Milwaukee Wright at California Tanana Cleveland Peterson at Texas Clyde or Hargan Baltimore Cuellar at Kansas City Busby Chicago Wood at New York Dobson Minnesota Albury at Boston Cleveland TUESDAY'S RESULTS Minnesota 100 003 14 0 Boston 000 351 12 0 Blyleven Hands Campbell and Cleveland Veale Segui and Fisk. Min Oliva Bos McAuliffe Chicago 000 000 101 7 1 New York 200 000 000 1-3 11 1 Forster and Herrmann. Downing Stottlemyre. Lyle and Dempsey Cleveland 500 000 12 1 Texas 000 000 5 2 G. Perry and Hargan Stanhouse Shellenback Allen Merritt and Sims. Cle Ellis Baltimore 005 000 000 11 0 Kansas City 120 101 000 13 0 McNally.. Alexander Reynolds and Etchebarren. Hendricks Spliltorff. Pattin Hoerner Bird and Healy. Bal Belanger KC Rojas Milwaukee 022 010 10 0 California 000 000 7 1 Slaton Murphy and Lange Stoneman May Lockwood and Rodriguez. Mil May Scott Detroit 000 102 9 0 Oakland 000 001 3 1 Fryman Hiller and Hunter and Tenace. Del Sutherland LEAGUE LEADERS AB H H Pet. Min..... 168 26 68 .405 Oak ..144 30 57 .396 NY 102 18 38 .373 Hargrove. Tex ..108 18 39 .361 Tex___ 106 18 35 330 KC..... 152 22 50 .329 Bal 159 11 51 .321 Bos..'116 11 37 .319 Tex 186 29 59 .317 KC...... 178 22 56 .315 Home Detroit. 12. Runs Batted Burroughs. 39. Pitching five G. 5-1. .833. DUAL STEEL RADIAL TIRES MILE Written Guarantee ELRICH TIRES LTD. Service 402 1st Ave. S. Phone 327-6886 or 327-4445 ;