Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 2, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Tuesday, October 2, 1973-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD- 9 Bowling banter Great race RYO NAGATA bowler-of-the-month At Capri Bowl, the honor of being named the first bowler- of-the-month of the current season goes to Ryo Nagata who is back of the beam in great style he capped off the month with a sizzling 911 triple in JCCA with games of 326, 239 and 346 he also has taken over high average in both Gordie's and JCCA with 249 and 253 respectively and is showing the form of a few years ago when he set the un- believable record of rolling 900-plus triples in one league season The bowler-of-the- week is Maggie Oliver who hit for a fine 796 in Doug's with 238. 240 and 318, well over her 186 average. A flock of new league highs were set last week they In YBC play for the week, the top bantams were Mark Gretzinger 213, Lori Csaki 238, Geof Krokosh 223 and Jan Baker 185 Leading the juniors were Troy Hovey 279 and 681. Bill Todd 266, Pat In men's league play Ben Pavan's 718 and Andy Valer's 720 paced Knights of Colum- bus with a 701 triple by Wally Kruchywich topping Bankers Norm Gyulai paced Henry Homes with 301 and 760 and Ken Kamitomo was sharp in JCCA with 336 and 791 In Gordie's the big guns were Jim More 308, Ryo Nagata 311 and 752, Lino Chiste 304, Fred Mastor 326, Jack Smeed a 777 triple, Bill Hamilton 759, Bert Mezei 768 and Bob Spitzer with a 318 single In women's action Barb At Holiday Bowl, the bowler-of-the-month is Ken King who turned in some top performances in September he's currently averaging 250 in Commerciai Men's and 252 in Classic Triples with a high single of 316 and a for four games it looks like a A number of solid perfor- mances were turned in during the past week In Simpsons Sears it was Ed Rossetti 264, Jerry Ellerman 260, Betty Dawson a hot 263 and 680 tri- ple as well as Cathy Crighton at 258 In Bendix league play Garth Barr hit for a 289 single and 720 triple while Dan Bessie enjoyed a 264 single It was Jack Trernblay leading the way in Alcon with his 274 and 802. Mimi Trernblay came up with a 283 with Roger Sinclair firing a 291 In Holiday Village it was Alice Kolibas with a 293 and 765 tops. Lois Aucoin chipped in Scattergood paced Higa's with 312 and 748, Aya Nakamura had a 283 in Speedys. Shirley Hertlein posted 317 and 746 and Cherye Fleming 287 in Morning Coffee, Kay Castles had a 294 in Martinizing, Debi Collier led Green's Shoes with a 757 triple and Joyce Marsden starred in Eagles with 300 Bernice Pavan rolled 287 and 758 and Cathy Crighton 299 in NuModes Homes, Doris Wickers had a 319 and 701 in Sundquist and Jean Groves 297 in Bankers. big year for him Chris Switzer took the men's bowler-of-the-week title with 300 and 763 in Friday Social, 250 pins over his average Irne Marcinko got the nod among the gals with 298 and 726 in Senior Citizens, 234 pins over her average. with a 260, 709 while Dena Smith managed a 246 and 660. The league was Senior Citizens but the action didn't show it as Irene Marcinko chalked up a 298 single and 726 triple with Frank Bernhart also strutting his stuff with a 288 and 706... The pins took a battering in Commercial Men's Ralph Guzzi led with a 358 and 866, Ken Malcolmson added a 346, 858 and Bill Koskoski 335, 865 Karlyn Spitzer was right on in Automatic Electric action with a 277 and 770 as was Mary Potvin in Morning Coffee with her 251 and 709. Mets win title, Pirates second KEN KING bowler-of-the-month included Barb Scattergood with a 312 and 748 in Higa's, JoAnn McTighe with a 264 in Prebuilt, Fred Mastor with a 326 in Gordie's, Shirley Hertlein with a 317 and 746 in Morning Coffee, Ryo Nagata with his 346 and 911 in JCCA and his 249 average in Gor- die's. Ron Bota with a 693 in Eagles, Joyce Marsden with a 300 in Eagles, Doris Wickers with a 319 single in Sundquist Construction and Jean Groves with a 297 in Bankers a reminder that a best ball doubles tournament in billed for next Monday, Thanksgiving, starting at 1 p.m. Moonlight Bowl is scheduled each Sunday night from nine to nidnight. Hamilton 222 and Susan Stanton 215 Tops among the seniors were Rocky Wass 270. John Wildman 274 and 737, Ron Gretzinger 263 and 709, Darwin Romanchuk 275 and Lori Palmarchuk 264 and 714. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York Mets are cham- pions of the National League East and they did it in Chicago, as if to flaunt their success in the face of th'e failure-ridden Cubs. The Mets clinched it Mon- day in a 6-4 victory over the Cubs, who once were eight games ahead of the field, but then did their customary fold. Third baseman Wayne Gar- rett said in the champagne- drenched dressing room that he never was discouraged when the Cubs were so far ahead. "Not really." he said. "Chi- cago has always done it Three out of five years I've been here the Cubs have gotten way out in front at the start then all of a sudden they hit the wall. "But I'll admit back in June when they had the best record in the majors I thought they had a lot better chance than we did." The Mets clinched their title in a morning game, the first of a scheduled doubleneader. Fifteen minutes after it was over, the meaningless second contest was called off and the champagne was uncorked. Rusty Staub. former Montreal star who had four hits in leading the way into the World Series dates NEW YORK (AP) The scheduled dates and times for the major league World Series were announced Monday by the baseball commissioner's office. New York Mets victory over Chicago Cubs, who play in iightless Wrigley Field, eliminated the possibility of a World Series played entirely in the afternoon hours. The Series will open in an American League city, either Baltimore or Oakland, on Saturday. Oct. 13. If the A's take the American League pennant, the game is schedul- ed for 4 p.m. EOT. Should the Orioles capture the American League flag, the game begins in Baltimore at 2 p.m. EDT. The game for Sunday. Oct. 14. will be at 2 p.m. EDT in Baltimore or EDT in Oakland. The teams will then travel to the National League city, either New York or Cincin- nati, for night games Tuesday, Wednesday, and, if necessary, Thursday. Regardless of the outcome of the Mets-Reds National League pennant clash, all the games will be played at p.m. EDT. li' necessary, the two clubs will take a day off for travel to the American League city for the final two games. On Satur- day. Oct. 20. the game will be- gin at 2 p.m. EDT in Baltimore or 4 p.m. EDT in Oakland. Sunday's finale will be at 2 p.m. in Baltimore or in Oakland. No tears shed for old Yankee Stadium NEW YORK (AP) They started tearing down "The House That Ruth Built" Mon- day, and nostalgia was so thick you could cut it with a Louisville Slugger. Nobody cried. "Why should said Claire Ruth, the widow of baseball's greatest home run hitter. "It's just like changing coats. When your fur coat wears out, you get a new one." "You can't stop agreed Eleanor Gehrig, whose late husband was a Yankee immortal, playing a record 130 consecutive games in the famous pin stripes. "I am happy to see progress." Mrs. Ruth was presented a soiled white and black rubber home plate and Mrs. Gehrig was handed first base at ceremonies marking the demolition phase of the million city-sponsored renova- tion plan. Workmen already were busy ripping the blue seats from their bindings and a yellow machine was ripping up the infield when the two first ladies of Yankee baseball, both showing their years, strode haltingly to the improvised table where the bases were carefully laid out. Both bases had been rescued Sunday from souvenir-hunters who poured out of the stands at the end of the season's last game. Irwin hits NEW YORK (AP) Hale Irwin jumped a notch on professional golf's top 10 money winning list while Sam Adams, winner of the Quad Cities Open, quadrupled his money total for the year, the Professional Golfers' Association's Tournament Players Division announced Monday. Irwin, the only player from (he top 10 to compete at the Bcltendorf. Iowa, event, fin- ished sixth, earning to increase his year's winnings to He swapped positions with Korrcst Fczlcr. who dropped to ninth with "They say that there were 74.000 people at the opening of the stadium in Mrs. Ruth said. "I wonder how they got that many people? They haven't had that many since." "Old Jake probably counted a lot of them twice." Mrs. Gehrig said, referring to Jake Ruppert, former owner of the Yankees. The capacity of the old stadium is listed at Mrs. Ruth, the daughter of a Georgia lawyer who handled the affairs of the great Ty Cobb. met the Babe in 1923 and married him in 1929. "I'll never forget watching the Babe's 60th home run go into the she said. "But it created no great ex- citement. You just wondered when he would hit No. 61 or No. 62." "The thing I remember most." added Mrs. Gehrig, "was the 'Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day' at the Stadium a few months before he died. "I probably was the only person there who knew that Lou had a terminal ailment." pennant playoff against Cin- cinnati Reds, said: "A couple of months ago we were out of it, then we put it all together." Berra said that only once during the season did he think the Mets might not make it. "That's when we were about 12 games Berra said, "and had all those in- juries." "I guess the baseball race is like a distance Garrett said. "If you give it all you've got at the begin- you've got nothing left at the end. "You've got to save a little so you have that last kick." The Mets wound up games ahead of St. Louis Cardinals who could have been involved in a playoff for the East Division title if the Cubs had beaten New York twice. Pittsburgh Pirates, who finished third, also had a chance to tie for first but lost 4-3 to San Diego Padres in the only other National League game Monday. The Pirates, however, could be excused for not winning their afternoon game as they knew they were eliminated before they took the field against the Padres. Pitt- sburgh's only hope was a win over San Diego while Chicago defeated New York twice. The Mets, who won their first divisional title since 1969, also received strong hitting from Jerry Grote and brilliant relief pitching from Tug McGraw. Grote singled home two runs in the third inning, giving the Mets a 3-0 lead. McGraw allowed one hit after taking over from Tom Seaver, 19-10, in the seventh inning to earn his 26th save of the season. Later in New York, a crowd estimated by police at gathered at LaGuardia Air- port's remote marine air ter- minal to welcome home the Mets. It was a young crowd that came equipped with tape decks for entertainment while they waited for the Mets. The team's flight was delayed two hours on the ground in Chicago. During the delay, McGraw entertained the team party with a series of awards. Willie Mays won the champagne contest after taking only three swigs of the bubbly stuff and passing out. When the Mets' plane landed, Berra was the first one out and he was greeted by chants of "We're No, 1, we're No. 1, we're No. 1" from the crowd. The Mets were in last place, 12 games behind in July and battling a seemingly endless string of injuries. At various times, catcher Grote, short- stop Bud Harrelson, left- fielder Cleon Jones and first baseman John Milner spent terms on the disabled list. C'MON, DON'T A TWIT-.' YOU'RE FLO TAKE MN WORD, WOMAN TAKES A 70S., SOME GOES WITHOUT ONE.' CAST VOUR MIND 8ACKO AS SOON AS I GOT MY QUIT Baseball leaders NEW YORK (AP! Pete Rose, the hustling Cincinnati Reds outfielder, and Rod Carew. Minnesota Twins" steady-hitting second baseman, each ran away with their third batting title as the regular 1973 baseball season ended Monday. Rose. 31, who won the National League hitting crowns in 1968 and 1969, batted .338 with 230 base hits and finished 18 points ahead of his closest rival. Cesar Cedeno of Houston Astros hit .320. The exciting Cincinnati out- fielder nicknamed "Charlie Hustle" has batted over the .300 mark the last nine seasons. In the American League, Carew had no trouble gaining his third hitting title with a .350 average and 203 hits. The second baseman piled up a 44- point bulge over first baseman George Scott of Milwaukee Brewers and designated hitter Tommy Davis of Baltimore Orioles, who each hit .306. Carew. 28. has hit .300 for the last five straight years. HITS MOST HOMERS Willie Stargelt of Pittsburgh Pirates nipped a trip of Atlanta Braves in the National League home run race with 44. Atlanta's Dave Johnson hit 43. a major league record for second basemen. Darrell Evans added 41 and Hank Aaron, who finished the season one short of Babe Ruth's record 713 career homers, hit 40. The Braves were the first team to have three players hit at least 40 homers each in the same season. Reggie Jackson of Oakland Athletics took American League honors with 32 homers. He also led the league with 117 runs batted in and was the 10th leading hitter with a .293 average. Frank Robinson of Califor- nia Angels and Jeff Burroughs of Texas Rangers tied for the runner-up spot with 30 homers. HOUR A TIGER? 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