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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 12-THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD Thursday, October 11, 1173 9th ANNUAL FARM AND RANCH TOUR It AiMlralli and South Pacific Return Air Aceomoditlon, SlghliMlng. departures Jen ftto from Cclgiry ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTME VILLAGE MALL PHOMi 3M-SJ01 Stan Flschler It has been a year since Bobbv Hull leaped from the (07v Nafonal League cocoon to the stornn un charted seas of the Hockev Association The Golden Jet both made and saved the WHA He put Winnipeg back on the shmm map where it belonged and he earned everv penny unlike Ueiek Sanderson he was paid Looking back it was both good and bad for Bobby The good is obvious the bad tac tors were the smaller crowds and the inferior brand 01 hockey exciting though it was Did life When vou talk about crowds said Hull you have to remember that the WHA is new the NHL isn t I can remember when I broke in with the Black Hawks and we plaved before crowds of 2 500 or J 000 people in Chicago Stadium So it s nothing new to me We drew much better than that in the WHA last die Howe and Pat Stapleton this the crowds should be even better harlv summer Hull caused A stu when he suggested that Ben Hatskm s Winnipeg franchise might have to be moved if crowds didn t im- prove in Manitoba this vear Hull s observation in turn lenewed talk of a WHA NHL merger Bobbv would like to hear more of such talk riiergei said Bobbv would be great and I think it will happen Right now the lans are being cheated The Mays gets big charge continue to try and gi ab plavers from one another and some teams have been weakened as a result As fcii as salaries are concerned we ve got them up to where we want them and tliev won t change Cntich ol contemporary plavers denounce the high salaries as inflationary loi customers and for the already inflated heads Hull of course, was one of those responsible for building the greenback spiral Not everyone should get paid the high salaries Hull explained but the good plavers definitely should P rum now on the bargaining will be done from the plateau the salaries are on now That may mean an end to high bonuses but if a player proves himself after a year he II begin to earn big monev this time last year many ot us wondered how Dennis Hull would manage without his big brother Bobby wondered that too and now all the results are in and the Golden Jet couldn t be more pleased Mv move to the WHA was one of the best things that could have happened to him said Bobbv Dennis was given more playing time and he became the complete hockey player Because of the responsibility he began to think more rather than just relv on his legs Then a pause and a brotherly grin I think he s become a terrific plaver' NEW YORK (AP) Willie Mays got a bigger charge out of his two-cent hit in the wild fifth inning of the National League title game than any of the 660 homers in his 20-year career "I wasn t thinking about home runs at the 42-year old retiring superstar said "I just wanted to get another run home We were leading 3 2 at the time I said to mvself 'If we can make it 4 2 we ve got a margin that will be hard to overtake With the cheers of 50323 fans ringing in his ears the INDIAN SUMMER "Deals on wheels" 1972 Chev. Impala auto., radio 1971 Ford Galaxie 2 dr. hardtop, vinyl roof, V8, auto., p.a., p.b., bum- per guards, radio, ex- cellent condition. 1972 Chev. Vi Ton V8 auto., radio, camper mirrors, deluxe 1971 Chev. Wag. Great family car. 1967 Ford Wagon 10 Paatengera 1962 Dodge T. Great unit for not too much money 1967 Pontiac 6 auto., 2 door eedan, excellent condition, owner car. Sommerfeldt Car Sales 321 -13th St. M. 321-1444 old centre fielder lashed at one of Clay Carroll's pitches He got only a piece of the ball and it bounded high in front of the plate Felix Mil Ian beat the throw to home and crossed the plate with another Met run Before the inning was over, the Mets had pushed across four runs on fourt hits en route to a 7 2 fifth and final game victory for the National League pennant Now the miracle Mets, games back at one stage and m last place on Sept 1, go into the World Series in an attempt to duplicate the astounding championship of 1969 We can do said a hap- py gum-chewing Mays while champagne corks and photograher's flashbulbs pop- ped all around him in the vic- tors dressing room It s not magic, it s not mir- acles that make this team it's togetherness We have had a lot of injuries and hard luck But this is a team that plays together and won't quit shortstop Bud Harrelson, doused with champagne, came over and planted a wet kiss on Mays' cheek and right behind Harrelson came the mayor of New York, John Lindsay to shake Willie's hand "God bless you, the mayor said Willie's eyes showed a trace of dampness 'Thanks, Mr he replied "You just don't know how good it feels Later he added with pride I came in on a winner, and I'm going out on a winner Willie was a rookie on the great New York Giants team that won the National League pennant in 1951 Traded to the Mets at the start of the 1972 season to end his career before his an adoring New York public, Willie announced his retirement after cracking some ribs in a game The Herald Sports Held off the Reds New York Mets' righthander Tom Seaver, champagne in hand, talks to press after Wednesday's game that saw the Mets belt Cincinnati Reds 7-2 to win the National League pennant with a 3-2 win in the best-of-five playoff Mets await the winner of the Oakland-Baltimore series. Can Buchanan get mad? Otero too friendly TORONTO (CP) Ken Buchanan of Scotland says he s trying to develop some animosity towards Frankie Otero before they climb into the ring Thursday night for their 10-round lightweight match The last time we fought "We were like tennis to the said Buchanan who decisioned Otero in that match last May in Miami 'we were like tennis players about to meet each other instead of boxers Buchanan said he likes Otero but thinks he can build up a little hostility by thinking about some of the names Otero's wife called him after the first bout "I think with a little anger you fight a little better Both fighters passed the pre-fight medical tests Tuesday Neither was weigh- ed but Bucnanan said ne win likely weigh in near the 135- pound lightweight limit and Otero expects to weigh about 132 Otero 23 claimed he was in perfect condition and confi dent of gaming revenge for the May loss "He hit me with his best shots in our first fight and I know he can t stop me said Otero "I hit harder I m more confident this time Buchanan 26 former world lightweight champion has continued his unusual training habits which include running on pavement and eating regular meals, including desserts "I think it's more important that my life doesn t change in preparation for a fight Buchanan said Thursday's match is the headlmer of the second in a 10- card series at Maple Leaf Gardens billed as Muhammad Ah Presents The series is backed by Ah s Top Rank Inc the Gardens and Irv Ungerman's All Canada Sports The first bout of the series last month featured Clyde Gray s unsuccessful bid to take the world welterweight title from Jose Napoles of Mexico Buchanan is to get and Otero has been guaranteed 000 for Thur- sday s match Short sport UNRETIRES FOR OILERS HOUSTON (CP) Sam Gruneisen a 12-vear National Football League veteran who retired this year to resume a business career agreed Tues- day to come out of retirement to help the injury-plagued Houston Oilers The Oilers regular centre Bill Curry broke a shin bone Sunday and will be out for the season RANGERS FARM NEW YORK (CP) Forward Jerry Butler and defenceman Larry Sacharuk were farmed out Tuesday by New York Rangers of the National Hockey League to Providence Reds of the American League, reducing the NHL team s roster to 22 GOES TO VIRGINIA DETROIT (CP) Len Fonteyne was sent to Virginia of the American League by Detroit Red Wings who reduc- ed their National Hockey League roster to roster limit for today's start of the NHL season AALTOfN SIDELINED DETROIT (CP) Veteran guard Chuck Wlaton became the fifth Detroit Lions player sidelined for most of the National Football League season Tuesday when it was announced he would undergo surgery Wednesday to repair ligament damage m his left knee Walton has been a starter with the Lions since 1967 LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FOftNITUftE LTD, Lower Level 7lh SlrMl Shopping Mill Phone (403) 328-7411 (MAINS.. Miracle workers turn trick again NEW YORK (AP) Its two "miracles" down and one to go for New York Mets "You've got to believe said pitcher Tom Seaver after the Mets won the National League pennant with a stunn- ing 7-2 victory over Cincinnati Reds Wednesday Winning the pennant for New York's Cinderella team was as unlikely as winning the National League East had there it was Next stop is the World Series an illogical thought through most of the summer when the Mets were far behind the leaders in the East We were dead three months ago said veteran Ed Kranepool, "and dead one month ago MOB TOOK OVER Three months ago, the Mets were 12vz games behind One month ago they v.ere in last place So miracles do happen 'I just want to win four more said a buoyant Yogi Berra, the Mets' manager 'Just four more The Mets will go into the World Series Saturday at the American League park fresh from an emotion-charged playoff series that had every element of baseball then some New York won the deciding game of the five game set with a pitcher who supposedly wasn't able to win the big ones and with a lineup that wasn t supposed to hit that well Seaver although the ace of the New York staff was the only Met pitcher to lose a game in the 1969 World they won their only world championship And since then critics have derid- ed Seaver for losing crucial games calling him a choke pitcher The Mets' hitting has been suspect all season, too On pa- per their lineup doesn t have nearly the firepower of the Reds But on Wednesday they outhit their supposedly stronger opponents 13-7 Berra's coveted pennant had a bitter flavor to it though After Tug McGraw came in to save Seaver in a bases-loaded ninth inning jam, a bizarre scene of mob rule erupted at Shea Stadium Uncontamed by the park po lice thousands of fans rolled out of the stands and literally tore up the place The vandals not only ripped off temporary stands along first and third base but scooped giant holes out of the turf Several people were hurt in the ensuing madness as the Met fans went berserk fighting among themselves Oilers send Brown down EDMONTON (CP) Ed monton Oilers of the World Hockey Association today assigned goaltender Ken Brown to their Winston Salem farm club in the Southern League on an im- mediate recall basis Brown who played in 20 games and had a 3 65 goals against average last season when he was the Oilers No 2 goalkeeper was beaten out this year by Chris Worthy Jack Norns will be the No 1 netminder for the Oilers who also announced at a news con ference today that they will retain Ian Wilkie as a third goaltender on the roster DIVING! LETHBRIDGE AMATEUR DIVING CLUB RECREATIONAL end COMPETITIVE DIVING Minimum 10 VMTI MgMtratlon Pint 3-Month totaion CIVIC CENTRE, SATURDAY, OCT. 13th 9 to 11 a.m. 0. HACK 327-0657 if Mitt WHAT PNM 327-3370 ABOUT, PET? IF NOU MUST KNOW. I WAS I'VE USED THE RENT AS A DEPOSIT ON A NEW COAT NOU IMs PEOPLE'U. KUEVE ANYfHW iF "TOU WHlSPBR IT TO THEM.' and attempting to grab the fleeing players who literall> ran for their lives At dusk the Shea Stadium field had a supernatuial moonscape effect with jagged craters throughout Many of the more than 50 000 fans at Shea Stadium had p'enty of time to warm up for their passionate celebration The Mets had taken a 6 2 lead with a four-run fifth inning A mental error by rookie third baseman Dan Dnessen opened the gates for the Met deluge Dnessen tagged the base in- stead of the runner when the Mets tried to move Wayne Garrett who opened the in- ning with a double to third with a bunt Garrett subsequently scored the winning run when Cleon Jones doubled and the Mets added three more runs on a walk, a chopped infield single by Willie Mays, a Texas League single by Don Hahn and a single by Bud Harrelson Then it was just a matter of time before the Mets won their second pennant m five years It's not magic it's togeth- said the 43-year-old Mays who was to rest today along with his joyous team- mates We can do can wm the World Series now Cincinnati 001 010 7 1 York 200 041 13 1 Billmgham (0-1) Gullet! (5) and Carroll (5) Gnmsley (7) and Bench Seaver (11) McGraw (9) and Grote Fans, police upset Reds NEW YORK (AP) Cincinnati Reds sombre dressing room reflected anger disgust and shocked in- dignation at New York fans and police aPer Wednesday s 7-2 loss to the Mets m the final game of the National League baseball playoffs They got the fans in the zoo and took them out to the ball- park said Cincinnati left fielder Pete Rose talking about the conduct of vandals and young toughs who literally tore apart Shea Stadium after the Mets won the National League penant The Reds lost a pennant but the conversation was heavily laced with talk about loss of life Our first concern was Pete s safety said catcher Johnny Bench talking about Rose who has been the object of the fans scorn since a fight with New York s Bua Harrelson on Monday I thought someone might try to kill him Bench and many of his Cin- cinnati team-mates grabbed a fistful of bats to ward off pos sible attackers as the unruly fans rolled out of the stands and onto the field If the cops weren t going to stop those maniacs we would said Bench Even before the game was over, some members of the Cincinnati family were evacuated through the Reds' dugout Mrs George Ballou the wife of the team doctor, in- jured her back when a fan pulled her hair She was es corted to safety in an alleyway that leads to the Reds clubhouse At least 25 people came through that way hoping to escape the bizarre scene of vandalism on the field Two little girls were crying I saw some little girls be- ing pushed face-first in the dirt with no police helping them said Bench It was a disgrace Where are the If that's what police protection is like here heck I'm going to rob some banks in New York What happened today isn't a black mark on s a black mark on Shea Stadium Bench indicated that police protection here could be the worst in baseball It wouldn t have happened in Cincinnati said Bench Last year when we won the pennant we had maybe 12 or 15 fans on the field It's just a matter of control ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES HOCKEY SCORES National Toronto 7 Buffalo 4 Boston 6 Vancouver 4 Montreal 5 Minnesota 2 NY Rangers 4 Detroit 1 NY Islanders 1 Atiania 1 Cmcago 3 Los Ange es 0 Cah'orma 2 SI Louis 1 World Vancouver 4 Winnipeg 3 American Nova Scotia 3 Virginia 2 Western Phoenix 5 Portland 4 SaSKatchevian Junior Battleford 3 Prince Albert 3 British Columbia Junior Langley 3 Beelmgham 2 White Rock 4 Nanaimo 3 ALBERTA JUNIOR W The Pass Red Deer Drumheller Calgary Lethbndge Edmonton L T r i 1 0 17 0 27 o 19 o 20 0 15 0 15 WESTERN CANADA LEAGUE Eastern Division Flm W Swid Calgary Medicine Hat N Westmnster Kamloops Edm Victoria Western Division 1 17 0 21 1 10 0 10 0 13 0 2 7 5 15 4 14 3 12 2 17 2 9 0 See Us For W-I-D-E IMPORTED TRACTION TIRES For Off the Road Driving ELRICH TIRES LTD. our I-1re Complete Tiro and Se-v. c 402 1st Ave. S. 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