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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta THE IETHBRIDCE HERAID Wednesday, October 13, 1971 HERE'S ONE HE D1DNT NAB Brooks Robinson, the human vacuum double to score a run as the Pirates won 5-1 Tuesday. The fourth game cleaner of the Baltimore Orioles, is famous for robbing opposing hitters of the World Series is set for tonight, the first night game in history, with of base hits, but here's one line drive he didn't nab despite a great try. the Orioles leading 2-1. Jose Pagan of Pittsburgh drove the ball down fhe third base line for a Luke Walker gets call in key battle Pirates hope to square series tonight PITTSBURGH (AP) Left- hander Luke Walker, who has spent much of the season in manager Danny Murtaugh's doghouse, has the job of keeping Pittsburgh Pirates rebounding against Baltimore Orioles to- night in the first World Series game ever played at night. The Pirates, stung for two straight losses in Baltimore, bounced back with a 5-1 Tuesday behind the three-hit pitching of Steve left his personal scouting report 250 miles a three-run homer by Bob Robertson, who missed a bunt sign and swung away. If Walker can make a couple of mistakes like that, Pittsburgh will really be back in business. Walker has a deceptive record. Pie was 10-8 during the regular season but won four of those decisions in the final month. But Murtaugh suspected that he was working with a sore arm cardinal sin in the Pirate manager's mind. So Walker was passed over in the playoff series against San Francisco Giants and hi the first two Series games at Baltimore, when the Orioles belted Uie Pirate pitch- ing staff. "Sure, I've wondered a lot about why I haven't been said Walker. "But I just keep my mouth shut. No. 40 (Mur- taugh) has the answers." Huanwhile, Murtaugh hoped was the answer for the Pii-i against Pat Dobson, the fourth 20-game winner the Ori- oles have thrown at the Pirates. Bowling Banter til'SISEiiilciiiiljLiTSSiiJiSiSSE'ai'E CAPRI BOWL, Vera Nicholls stepped front and centre as the women's bowler-of-the-week .Vera is off to a sparkling start this year and her consistent bowling has given her an average of 215 in two leagues In Martinizing she came up with 197, 310 and 305 for a solid 812 triple, high mark of the year in her league Ben Evanson took the honor as the men's bowler-of-the-week with a fine performance in Senior Citizens he reached a personal milestone with a 350 single, his highest game on record, and a 775 triple both are high for the year in the Senior Citizens' circuit. There were a flock of season highs posted during the past week Edith Voth took over high triple for the gals in B and E Hardware with a 765 and Barb Scatlergood rolled a 328 in Riga's while Francis Nyquist took over high triple in Juniors with a 727 Marg Smith took over high single with 324 and high three of 802 in Speedys while May Hiebert turned on the steam in Green's with a great 386 and 874 triple for highs for the year George Zarychi's 279 is the men's new high single in Eagles and Ann Golia's 715 triple high for the women while in the Friendly League Les Sackney hit for a 334 Byron Hirsche took over high single in Civil Service with 346 and Ken Kurtz duplicated that feat with a 325 in Young Adults Linda Malcomson clicked for a 351 in YBC Junior Senior for the new season high and taking over as average leaders were Jack Smeed with 262 and Sandra Westling 247 in Green's and Marion McNeely 225 in Henry Homes. A reminder that the popular Moonlight Bowl is now under way and will be held even' Sunday night from nine to midnight Jack Smeed is the new president of. the Lethbridge Fivepin Association with Bob Costanzo vice president and May Heibert sec- retary. The big guns among the men for the week were Bob Coslanzo with a 312 in B and E Hardware while in Gordic's the pins continued to take a beat- ing as Tak Katakami rolled 308, Jim Higa 318, Dan Finnerty 311, Lew Mills 311, Sig Dobler 309 and an 846 triple, Jack Smeed 318 and 777 and Roy Smeed 309 In Green's Shoes Ken Kurtz rolled an 805 triple with Jack Smccd posting 802 and Elroy Tolley 788 Orest Yurchak paced Henry Homes with 306 and 784 and Jim Higa led JCCA with 304 and 782 Ron Taylor rolled 316 in Young Adults. QN THE DISTAFF SIDE, the pace-setters included Marg Gazaruk with 290 in Iliga's while Chris Wilson clicked for a 306 in Simpsons-Scars Lois Aucoin posted 306 and 727 and Irene Lynde 292 in Martinmng with Joey Soice recording 311 and Marlcne Bosch 299 and a 741 triple in Green's Leaders in NuMode were Bcv Henderson with 292, Dorcen Gcrla 203, Helen White 294 and Mary Wish- nevski 298 and 766 Jean Passey's 304 paced Henry Homes wilh Eleanor Dorigatti high in ACT with 299. TOP COWBOY The shining light at the all-Indian rodeo at the Exhibition Pavilion over ihe holiday week- end was Dib Espinoza, a talented young cowboy from Arlee, Mont. He won the steer wrestling event, the bare- back bronc riding and the all-round honors. Allison Photo. Blass rescued happy father PlTTSnunOH (AP) Steve Blass not only saved the Pitts- burgh Pirates also rescued his father. Blass' father, Bob, a plumber in Falls Village, Conn, had talked about his son playing in n World Scries since Steve was six years old. And when young Jilass finished his three-hitter against the Orioles, father Bob got carried away. He leaped onto the top of the Pirates' dugout, attempting to congratulate his son, only to find guards barring his way. "They were trying lo ran him off the the pitcher said in the Pirates' dressing room, "nut they didn't hurt him and I got, him down." Asked if the performance that carried his father nw.iy was his best of the year, niass shot back: "How about of my "Jt was my most effective game of the year in so far as mixing up my pitches was con- Blass said of his vic- tory over the powerful Balti- more line-up. 'I had good fast ball, curve ball and slider." After Frank Robinson hit a Baltimore home run to start Ilie seventh and sliced Die Pirates' lead lo 2-1, Blass si ruck out the next two batters and got the third on an infield out. How did he feel after the homo run? "It relaxed said Blass. "I lost a little bit of Ihe tension. I threw as hard that inning us I did at anytime in the ball game. I felt if I was going lo go down I would go down with my best stuff." Pittsburgh finally caught up with one of the Birds' aces in the third game when Robertson rilled his homer against Mike Cuellar to put the icing on Blass's strong pitching job. The funny part of the homer was that it was supposed to be a bunt. Roberlo Clemente opened the seventh inning by reaching first on an error by Cuellar. Then Willie Stf.rgell walked for the third time in the game. That brought up Robertson and Mur- taugh flashed a swing sign on the second pitch. Robertson fouled the ball off, and in the dugout, Murtaugh decided to switch signals. "We saw that Brooks Robin- m was playing him deep at said Murtaugh, "so we decided to bunt." Third base coach Frank Oceak dutifully passed the bunt sign along and both runners saw it. But Robertson didn't. He swung away and the ball soared over the sign in right centre for a three-run homer. When the red-haired slugger crossed home plate, Stargell greeted him with a grin and said: "That's the way to bunt." That's when Robertson real- ized he had missed a sign. 'It's the first time I've missed one all he said. "If I had seen it, I would have bunted. But a bunt was the far- thest thing from my mind. I wanted to swing the bat." When- Robertson got to the dugout he went over to Mur- taugh. "I guess I fouled the slugger said when he got to the dugout. replied the la- conic manager, just a hint of a smile curling his lip. CUSHION COMFORTABLE The three-run cushion was plenty for Blass. who had been in a 2-1 pressure cooker until Robertson connected. "I was so excited about being in a World S'eries game, that I didn't sleep all Blass said. "I kept lying awake, think- ing about lots of tilings. The weather Frank Robinson Brooks Robinson Boog Powell." llass said he had watched the first two games of the Scries on a monitor television in the dressing room at Baltimore. I made some notes. And to show you how much they helped me, I forgot them and left them in Baltimore." "I was totally confused about what to do after they hit all those homers in Ihe first game and all those singles in the next said Blass. "Danny (Murtaugh) tolo me to pitch my own Blass said. "If I got beat, I wanted it to be against my host stuff." "The streak is over, but we're not going lo hang our Frank Robinson said, analysing the loss that ended a Id-game winning streak for the Orioles. "We'll jrst have to start over and win two in n row." "When you go into a World Series, you don't expect to win four straight and we didn't think lhat, even after winning Ihe first two. If we had won the third then we would have been going for four in a row." WEDNESDAY n.ltNmoro Ml 100- 1 J 3 PINSburW 100 001 JOK- S 7 0 Cucltnr (Oil DuKri (7) Wfltt (B) flnrt Hontlrkks; (1-0) nnd Sfln- tii'lllon. HIU: Robinson No excuses offered Orioles praise Blass for solid performance PITTSBURGH (AP) The Baltimore Orioles praised Pitts- burgh pitcher Steve Blass after losing to the Pirate right-hander Tuesday and declined to offer any excuses. "The loss had nothing to do .with the field or the manager Earl Weaver said. "Blass was the total effect, ar.d Bobby Robertson applied the crasher." "Blass had a great fast ball and mixed it with good breaking Weaver said. "He put everything in the right spot. When I saw him in the minors, be couldn't get the ball where he wanted it." Weaver contended loser Mike Cuellar "didn't pitch that badly. Until Robertson broke the game open in the seventh Inning, Mike did all right." Robertson hit a three-run homer after Roberto Clemente reached base on a Cuollar error and Willie Stargell walked for the third time. PITCH GOOD "Robertson hit a low screw- Weaver said. "It wasn't a bad pitch. I guess he was look- ing for it." Just before Stargell walked, Weaver visited Cuellar on the mound. "I wasn't thinking about tak- ing him Weaver said. "I just toH Mike he couldn't afford to walk Stargell with Robertson coming up." Weaver said an eight-day lay- off between starts could have affected Cuellar, who last pitched in the second game of th' American League playoffs. Catcher Ellie Hendricks agreed. "Mike was he said. "He couldn't get his slow breaking stuff over. The fast ball was about the only thing he had, and he's not a fast ball pitcher." Hendricks said Blass, how- ever, "mixed his pitches and kept everyone off kind of game Mike is supposed to throw." PITCHED STRIKES "I was ahead on the count three Merv Hettenmund said, "but he didn't give me anything good to hit. He made fine pitches, mostly breaking stuff outside, and they were all strikes." Frank Robinson, who had two of the three hits off Blass, in- cluding his eighth World Series home run, said he hit a fast ball "up and in." We would have liked to keep Robinson said of a 16-game winning streak which ended, "hut we're not going to hang our heads. We'll have to start over tomorrow and win two in a row." While Pittsburgh left runners on base, seven in scoring posi- tion, the Orioles advanced be- yond first base only one time other than when Hobinson ho- mered. till, after Hendricks walked in the second, Weaver had Dave Johnson swing on a 3-0 pitch and he filed out to end the in- ning. "1 was hoping Blass would take something off the pitch and that Johnson would take it out of the Weaver said. "It was the hardest ball we hit all day except for Frank's homer." ANDY CAPP Southern drag races big hit The Lethbridge Le Barons car club staged its first ever drag race last weekend and turned out to be a great suc- cess. Some 500 spectators took in the one-day event and watched 65 cars from various parts of Alberta seeking top honors. Cars from Edmonton, Cal- gary, Lethbridge, Taber, Pin- cher Creek, Foremost and British Columbia fought for the top prizes on the drag strip lo- cated on Hie Ken Ashley farm near Gramim- Roy .Danforth of Kamloops, B.C. was the big winner during the day as he picked up the small block event along with being the over-all winner of the day. Danforth drove a 1969 3odge Dart for the events. The big block winners trophy went to Don Santa who drove a 19W Chevelle with a 427 engine to the test time. Gary Z i e g I e r of Calgary didn't go home empty-handed as he picked up the prize for having the best time of the day with 13.9 seconds. With weather permitting the club will hold another meet in two weeks. LOOK, PET. THAT'S THE HAT RLJBV WAS TELLIN ME ABOUT-. Broomballers set for aclion Action in Ihe Commercial Broomball League will get under way Oct. 24 will) 11 teams in the running this year. Fivo panics will he featured each Sunday. Entered this year are Honda, Wcltcrlich, Knight Clobbers, Masonry, Barbarians, Rovers, Elrich Kimura, Ixithbridgo Industries, C'o.ildalo find a team made up of mcmlwrs of UK Xhbridgc Correctional Insti- tute. NO, I THINK IT'S DEAR.bLJCKlE Bowling scores CAPRI BOWL WILSON'S JUNIORS SHOP Nunweiter 2J7; Ev Krause 253; h Seefried 29C Dorothy Sor- ensen 260; Jen Hegi 251 Leah Gcrla 250 Voldene Dewar 241; Jean Passey 259 Vera Nicholls 2dd; Mary Lazarick 239; Marjorie StoryacK 23fi; Hilda Blanchr 234 GORDIE'S MEN Shig Goshinmon 313 Orest Yurchak 320 Phil Black 304 Darwin Romanehuk 300 Tak Katakami Steve Gan- gur 313 Blair Hurt 291; Ab Pas- kuski 290; Dave Smeed 296 BUI Hamilton 293 Bob Hamilton 331 Doug Pedersen 291. SPEEDY'S LADIES Marg Smiih B17; Lorraine Klrchen- er 266; Jean Christie 2S4 Irenft chiste 222; Dianne Parascak 222; Aya Nakamura 24J; Darlene Horhozer 243; Betty Coults 236; Doris Schector 224; Peggy Kirny 272; Jeanette Smeed 238 Sally Lin 238; Lorelei Hajashl 231. SIMPSON SEAPS Ed Rossettl 287 Ian Wilson 243; Clilf Black 241; Harry Mackor 220; Bob Reynolds 214; Tom Pratt 215; Alice Heynen 250 Marg AAarutc 233; Belty Dawson 248; Vivian Hnatiuk 530; Cathy Crighton 232; Ber- nice Hartley 224. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES HOCKEY SCORES National League St. Louis 4 Buffalo 1 Vancouver 3 Philadelphia 2 American League Springfield 4 Baltimore 4 Boston 4 Hershey 3 Richmond 2 Providence 1 Ontario Junior ST. Catharines 5 Montreal 1 Niagara Fails 4 Hamilton 2 London 6 Peterborough 3 Manitoba Junior Selkirk 3 Portage 1 Western Canada Junior Regina 5 Brandon 3 Calgary 5 Flin Flon 3 Alberta Junior Red Deer 7 Edmonton Movers fi ALBERTA JUNIOR W L T F A Pts Calgary 3 1 0 23 16 6 Edmonton Leafs 2 0 0 12 5 4 Red Deer 2 1 0 20 20 4 Mount Royal 1 1 0 9 7 2 Edm. Movers 1 3 n 20 21 2 Drumheller 0 1 0 1 B 0 Lethbridge .0 2 0 10 IB 0 NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L T F A Pt New York 1 0 1 8 5 3 Toronto 101653 .......110352 Vancouver 1 2 0 8 9 2 Montreal ......0 0 1 4 4 1 Boston 0 1 0 1 4 0 Detroit.......0 2 Q 3 6 0 West Division Chicago 2 0 0 6 3 4 Los Angeles 1 0 1 873 California 002772 Minnesota 1 00422 St. Louis.....1 1 0 6 5 2 Pittsburgh 1 1 0 4 4 2 Philadelphia ..020460 BASKETBALL SCORES NBA Detroit 91 New York 8-1 Seattle 123 Buffalo 90 Cincinnati 127 Atlanta 113 Philadelphia 114 Chicago 100 NHL LEADERS Henderson, T B Hull, C C. Mski, C vadnais, Cal Sheehan, Cal Gilbert, NY W. 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