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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 13, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, October 13, 197J THE tfTHBRIDGE HERALD Tiger Stadium teas saved, so to speak, by Oakland A's And suddenly, the robust Detroit fans were quiet TI.V men SMITH Ntw Vork Times Service DETROIT The Green Bay Packers engage the Detroit Lions at football next Monday night, and thanks to people named Blue Moon Odom, Vida Blue, Reggie Jackson and Fury (Gene) Tenace they will have a field lo play on. There were and sports- women in Tiger Sladium Thurs- day prepared lo honor the Ti- gers as champions of the Am- erican League by tearing the playpen apart in obedience to the established baseball conven- tion. They were excused from vandalism, however, the Oakland A's won the fiflh am deciding game of the pennanl playoff, 2-1, largely through th A tic- has been accepted by the Ed- be capable circular coliseum monlon Exhibition Association [trade shows EDMONTON fCP> sign for seating for hockey panics of holding large and exhibitions. HOTLKHAN GETS NOD Holtzman is manager Wil- liams' choice to pitch the Series opener and the Atlethics will have suspended shortstop Bert Campaneris back in action, al- though Reggie Jackson may be out with a pulled hamslring muscle suffered in a successful steal of home plate Thursday. "I'm just elaled lo no said owner Charlie Finley. "After we won the first two games I was sure we'd win it all. "Then alter the first loss 1 was worried. After the second oss I was really worried. And hroughout liie game loday was tremendously worried. was a long road, a Ion; road, a long road." Oakland won Thursday on the strong arms of John (Blue Moon) Odom and Vida Blue )lus some questionable Tigei iielding and the running o Jackson and his replacement George Hendrick. Odom gave up ar unearned run in tbe first in in pitching a Uvo-hitter for fiv frames before getting an upse stomach. Blue finished the jo with a lightning fastball, allow iug three harmless singles picking up the save. "This club is the greatest and Ihe said Williams, who managed Oakland to a West Di- vision title last year before los- ing to Baltimore Orioles in the playoffs. "This was the biggest game of all our careers." TIGEHS DEJECTED Heads were drooped and dis- positions somber in the opposite clubhouse, where Tiger man- ager Bill Martin said of his players, who edged Boston for the East Division title: "I was pretty proud of them. They played like champions." Campaneris, suspended by league president Joe Cronin for the last three playoff games for throwing a bat at Del roil pitcher Lerrin LaGrow, joined in the Oakland post-game bed- lam hut wasn't saying much. It v.as learned Thursday night that baseball commis- SULLY SAYS I -Ry Sullivan 1 N MORE than, one occasion I have been told, by good authority, to bet wilh my head, and not with my heart. H is a tough habit lo break. It happened again in the baseball playoffs that ended Thursday. Having a soft spot in my heart, besides the one in my head, for Detroit Tigers, 1 selected them as my American League choice. I had no choice in betting Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League. Actually, I was hoping 1 would break even in my bets. I have never been a supporter of Charles Finley, owner of the Oakland Athletics, so it was easy to say Tigers in the American League. A good bet. Sparky Anderson, who I had the privilege of meel- wg at the 1971 Kinsmen Sportsman's Dinner, struck me as a fine gentleman. He had just come off a tough loss to Baltimore Orioles in the World Series in Oct. 1970. Not that it was a tough say a seven game after a great struggle. Anderson's Cin- cinnati Reds went down four-to-one in a series where the Reds had no pitching to speak of after injuries and a tough pennant battle. -A- 1 don't like lo see one team dominate things, so I was willing to let Cincinnati take the National League crown if my Tigers won the American League title. As it turned out, I ended up pulling for the wrong club, Wednesday. When Pittsburgh was leading 3-2 in the nijith inning, I was in front of the TV urging the Reds on. It worked, they won the National League berth in the World Series. Then I saw the rest of my chances go out the window when the Athletics edged the Tigers 2-1 Thursday. Oakland now meets Cincinnati in the best-of-seven World Series which opens in Cincinnati Saturday. Actually, I'm sure after the initial shock wears off, I'll find it good that the Athletics won. They haven't been in a World Series since 1D31 when they were in Philadelphia. Tigers, on Ihe other hand, won the world title in 19G8 by beating the St. Louis Card- inals. My losses, while they may sound like a lot. were very small. And for the brand of baseball in the last two days of both series, it was well worth the small financial setback. Lethbridge Sash and Door AND lenders arc to be called The seatine for in January. ignaterf so thai il can Tho announcement today by (he association said the coli- K'llin. which tonld be expand- ed later lo seat 20.000, mil be the height of a 10-story build- ing and cost between S9 million arxl million. Tt is mriinly to house Kilmonlon's entry in Ihe new Woi'ld Hockey Association. In addition to serving as a hockey arena, the building will is dcs- sioncr Bowie Kuhn permit in lire u i Campaneris to play moved lo create an 'fhe square-foot exhibition ball. "lpn! lo bc made totia5' The design is by the Van- Cincinnati. rom-cr lirm of PNlfi.K, Barrett i opened tiie Athletics Hillie-. Jones and partners and v'ilh a Vlalk, off loMT Ihe Edmonton firm of Wvnn, I second, Lord, Fcldberg 'ami ar.d reac.-t tnirc! on a long [ly Schmidt. The coliseum is to be- air con- .M'ke hlt ditioncd and equipped v.ilh es- and Gene Icnacc struck upiio' Walchcs closely 2092B 1971 PINTO RUNABOUT cyl., A speed, radio. 2575A 1971 CORTINA i dr., 4 cyl., speed. 3006A 1971 MARQUIS 2 DOOR HARDTOP V-8 automatic, power (leer- ing, power braVes, radio, air condi tionincj, vinyl lop. 2489A 1970 CHEVROLET A DOOR HARDTOP V-8 automatic, power steering, power brakes, rodio- SgCjgO 3026A 1970 MARK III 2 DOOR HARDTOP V-8 automatic, power steering, power brakes, radio, 2527A 1969 METEOR LE MOYNE 2 DOOR HARDTOP V-8 automatic, p o w e I steering, brakes radio. Qi 2565A 1968 PONTIAC 4 door, auto malic power sleering, brokes, radio, 2505A 1967 RAMBLER 2 door sedan, 6 cy'Ender motic, radio. 243] A 1967 OLDSMOBiLE 4 door, V-B a u lorn a fie, power ilfierlng, brakes, radio, 81450 2 04 6 A 1965 DODGE 4 dr., V-8 I ic, tomat- radio. Maybe it's to my advantage. Now the fellows who picked my pocket with their bets face the dilemma of choosing between Iheir initial two choices. I would have to say, at the inomemt, I am split in which way to go for the World Series. Anyone who can find a solid enough line between the Reds and Athletics to bet one side or the other is beyond me. Possibly I'm having my trouble because not bet- ting with my head, my heart is. out of this year's classic. What i Iliink I will clo is just sit back, enjoy the action and say may Iho bcsl team win. It may be an easy way out, but 1 liavc never tried it before. It just may be "enjoyable. S1050 TRUCKS 34B 1962 FORD TON WINDSHIELDS INSULATED SEALED PICTURE WINDOWS PLEXIGLAS MIRRORS GLASS AU TYPES ALUMINUM STORE FRONTS ALUMINUM DOORS AND WINDOWS ARISTOCRAT WOOD WINDOWS ARISTOCRAT WOOD CUPBOARDS and CABINETS ALUMINUM SIDING end AWNINGS GARAGE DOORS and HARDWARE BLACKBOARDS and TACKBOARDS HARDWOOD and SOFTWOOD LUMBER PLYWOODS LETH BRIDGE Americans leading i VIRGINIA WATKR, England] TAP) Jx3c Trevino and Tom' both put on liie killer touc ti i a t tic P ice adilly woi Id ralalcirs, upholstered scaling, lounges and dining rooms. Clearing of the site, just north of Iho exhibition grounds. about mile.s from the main downtown area, is expecterl to finished by Itv nnd of the Tho new arena is to used by Alberta Oilers of the WIIA out before Epstein broke for second on ;s steal, lioping Tiger catcher Bill Freeman won 1 ci throw to sccnnd and give .lack- yon n chance to .steal home. And that's uliat Frcehan rtid, hc'h nmner.s sliriint: in safo de- spite Tony Taylor's quick return throw lo the plate "You can't hold the in- sisted Frcehan. "That's for fine. Both learns currently use j Sparky busy CINT1NNATI iAEv> Cincin-; Scries games hy Baltimore Orl- nati Iteds look the be in the; o.ikiamj building by February or March Dc'roil 1974, Jo 3) cided the National League play- offs with a dramatic 4-3 victory over Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, has named Gary Nolan to start the first game of the Series hero Saturday. "Our pitching is in 50 cfiit better shape Ihls year than it Vias in snid pointing lr> a soiv-anmvl stal'f that was in live World feels I lu's team is better than Hio Big Red of and who pro- flictor] ,T playoff triumph over Ihe Imigh Pirates, refused to go cut on a limb regarding the Series. "T remember what happened two years ago when I said that we'd beat said An- dci'son, l'T said. 'Bring on those tup. bad Birds', and T sure brought Ihem on. didn'J 1? "I still think the National league is stronger than the H doesn't mean that we'll win tho World Series. But. if the Athletics beat they'll one of (he tuo best teams in baseball. The other is the Pirates." Anderson, who's club is forti- fied with long-hall power and speed, looks for the same thing in Oakland. "They've got balance, they can run and they have some fTftffcl 1 >at so id T don't think thai breaks de- ride Ihe Sc-nr-s. 2603A 1969 ECONOLINE SUPER VAN 6 c y I i n rf F T, 3 spfied, rodio. 2595A 1971 FORD F250 With 9'i camper. V-3, 4 speed, radio and 1app player. 1968 DODGE TRAN5IUNE 6 cyt.r S1325 2405A 1955 FORD 700 V-8, 5 tpeed, 2 r. axle, box and hoiil. 2510A 1968 FARGO 400 V-8, 4 sperrf "I suced rear 22m 1718 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-5763 ;