Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 15, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
Passander Rescues Alouettes In Whirlwind Style Parker Stunned - Understatement Of The Year By AL McNEIL MONTREAL (CP) - Montreal Alouettes can thank second-string quarterback Tony Passander today for insuring the club its first Eastern Football Conference playoff berth since 1966. With the Alouettes trailing British Columbia Lions 27-8 in the fourth quarter Wednesday night, coach1 Sam Etcheverry sent Passander into the game in an attempt to head off disaster. The Alouettes won 28-27. Before Passander took over, they appeared unable to do anything to change the trend of the Canadian Football League interlocking game. Many of the 18,077 fans were leaving. But Passander upset the works. He scored two touchdowns himself, the second on a third down, nine-yard run into the corner with 90 seconds left to play. The first came six minutes earlier on an eight-yard dash. Sandwiched between his two majors, Passander threw a n i n e -y a r d strike to flanker Terry Evanshen on a third-and- seven s i t u a t i o n f or another touchdown. Dennis Duncan scored' the other Montreal touchdown in the first quarter, while George Springate contributed three converts and a single point on a wide field goal attempt in the second quarter. The victory gave the Als 14 points, two more man Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Toronto Argonauts, while Ottawa Rough Riders trail the EFC with six. No matter how well the Riders do for their remaining three games they can not dislodge the Als from the playoffs. Etcheverry was left almost numb by the turn of events, after he had watched the Lions roar with two touchdowns by Has Anderson Discovered Magic Elixir? Cincinnati Saved From Scrap Heap By DICK COUCH BALTIMORE (AP) - Has Sparky Anderson discovered Gil Hodges' magic elixir in time to make a miracle for the Cincinnati Reds? The desperate Reds, one step from oblivion in the 1970 World Series, startled Baltimore Orioles 6-5 Wednesday on a three-run, eighth-inning homer by strongman Le.e May-after a pre-game chat between their manager and New York Mets skipper'Hodges. "I told him, 'I don't know what your magic was last year, but I sure can't seem to find it,'" Anderson recalled. If Hodges, whose club lost the series opener to Baltimore last year and then won four in a row, passed on the Met formula, Anderson wasn't about to reveal it after May's wallop and the airtight relief pitching of Clay Carroll saved the Big Red Machine from the scrap heap. Nor would the Reds' manager, now trailing 34 in the best-of-seven set for baseball's top prize, name a starting pitcher to oppose Baltimore southpaw Mike Cuellar today in game No. 5, jeopardized by a forecast of rain. HE DOESN'T KNOW "It'll be Milt Wilcox, Wayne Granger or Jim Merritt," he said. "I honestly don't know which one. I could go for a little rain." The Reds' predicament-no team ever has come on to win a series after losing the first three games-was worsened when Jim McGlothlin, losing pitcher In game No. 2 last Sunday, came up with arm trouble. Merritt, a 20-game - winner, also has had arm problems while relief specialist Granger never has started a major league game and Wilcox, a rookie with only five regular season appearances under his belt, was raked by the Orioles in relief of McGlothlin. But the Reds' spirits definitely were on the upswing as CLARINET RENTALS $6 .50 PER MONTH MUSICLAND Cor. 3rd Ave. & 13th St. S. Phone 327-1056 they prepared to. face 24-game winner Cuellar, a knockout victim in his two post-season starts. They had overcome a four-hit spree by series standout Brooks Robinson Wednesday and had come up with their own clutch performer-first baseman May. "We've got more momentum now, we've started swinging better and we're more relaxed," said the 205-pound slugger, who drilled the first pitch from reliever Eddie Watt into the left field bleachers at jam-packed Memorial Stadium to erase a 5-3 Baltimore lead. The homer A HAPPY PAIR - Lee May, left, and re lief pitcher Clay Carroll are the picture of happiness after playing key r;oles in keeping Cincinnati's World Series hopes alive. May's homer won it and Carroll's pitching saved it. It Was Iced And Ready Wine-Master Waited BALTIMORE (AP) - Omar the wine-waster waited and waited and then, at the top of the eighth inning, started to haul the champagne to the Oriole dressing room for the World Series victory celebration. For The Coming Season . . . HUNTER'S SPECIAL YAMAHA 100 TRAILMASTER Designed from the ground up for trail riding. Exclusive "trail-matic" transmission permits selection of the exact gear ratio for street or for rugged trail performance. Rotary valve single engine. Autolube. Actually two bikes in one with 6 forward speeds. Electric and Primary Kick starting. Reg. 469.00 HUNTER'S SPECIAL ...... $ bikes in one . . . 395 WHILE THEY LAST Trades will be accepted on the regular selling price of $469.00 only. Please Note! All Yamaha Motorcycle* are equipped with Baffle Pipes in Each Exhaust System. These mufflers comply with all National Noise Regulations. YAMAHA CYCLE SALES AND SERVICE LTD. Located Under The Water Tower 21st St. and 2nd Ave. S. Ph. 328-6977 "I had just started down the corridor when I heard this loud roar," said Omar Apari-cio, Baltimore's man in charge of the champagne. "I rushed into one of the offices where the television was on. They told me Lee May had just hit a three-run home run for the Reds. "So I went hack to the case. It was all iced and ready. We'll keep it on ice overnight. It should be really cold by Thursday." The Reds won 6-5. Aparicio, 34, a former minor leaguer from. Mara-caibo, Venezuela, and a cousin of Chicago White Sox. Luis Aparicio, has been Baltimore's official wine man since 1966. "They call me a 'somme-lier'-that's French for wine taster," said Omar. "My main job is that of wine captain at a Baltimore restaurant. HANDLES CHAMPAGNE "But for four years I've been handling the champagne for the Orioles." Omar said the World Series is a 10-case, 120-bottle event. "We used 10 cases in 1966 when we beat the Dodgers," he explained. Omar, who wears an orange shirt and black tie for Oriole colors, says he loves his job-but has one regret. "During a celebration, about 40 per cent of the champagne is wasted by players pouring it over each other's heads . . ." "I dread to see so much of the wonderful stuff go to waste." May's Blow Decided It CINCINNATI AB R H RBI Tolsn ct...........3 1 1 o Rose rf..............S 1 1 1 Perez 3b.............t T o o Bench c............. 4 1 1 0 L May lb............. 3 2 2 4 Carbo If..............4 0 0 0 Helms 2b.............3 0 1 o Concepcn ss..........3 0 1 1 Carroll p............ 1 o 0 0 Nolan p..............1 o 0 0 Gullet p..............1 o o 0 Woodwrd ss.......... 0 0 0 0 Bravo ph.............1 o 0 0 Chaney ss.............j 0 0 0 Total................34 6 � 6 BALTIMORE . , , AB R H RBI Buford It.............4 0 0 0 Blair cf.............3 o 0 o J Powell lb...........3 i n n F Robinson rf..........4 1 1 1 B Robinson 3b.........4 7 4 2 Hendricks c.......... 4 0 2 1 D Johnson 2b......... 4 0 0 a Belanger ss...........3 0 0 0 Crowley pn...........1 0 0 0 �,a'lTir P............ 3 1 1 0 Watt P............... 0 0 0 0 Drbwsky p............0 0 0 0 Rettenmd ph ..........1 0 0 0 Total ............. 34 s g 4 Cincinnati .........811 010 030-4 Baltimore ......... 013 001 000-5 �.�""7�Lan.i.Rose' Perez> LOB-Clncin-natl 6, Baltimore 5. 3B - Concepclon. o R-B- ,R?b1nson % Rose 1, L. May 2. SF-Blair. ' DIVING! LETHBRIDGE AMATEUR DIVING CLUB RECREATIONAL AND COMPETITIVE DIVING MINIMUM AGE 10 YEARS REGISTRATION FOR FIRST 3-MONTH SESSION -at- CIVIC CENTRE SATURDAY, OCT. 17th 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For Further Informaton Contact: D. HACKSON-Phone 327-0857 or M. WRAY-Phone 327-3370 was his second of the series and gave him eight RBI high for either club. "I think we're going to win it," he said. Carroll blanked the Orioles on one hit for a three-game relief string of 8 1-3 scoreless innings in the series. "We were a little bit down, but we're going to he way up tomorrow," he said. "I'll be ready. "If I pitch again I might hurt my arm. But we're trying to win this thing. So I'll be out there." "We'll use all 10 pitchers if we have to," added centre fielder Bob Tolan. Until the eighth inning Wednesday, the Reds were hanging by their thumbs. Brooks Robinson's second series homer and a three-run burst in the third inning sent the Orioles on top and they added an unearned run in the sixth. Dave Concepcion's triple delivered a second inning run for the Reds, May singled home another in the second and Pete Rose homered in the fifth. But Orioles' starter Jim Palmer appeared to be in command, despite control difficulties, going into the eighth. Then Tony Perez, who has stroked just one hit in 14 series at bats, walked on a 3-2 pitch and Johnny Bench, two-for-14 as he came to the plate, lined a long single to left. LIFTS PALMER Manager Earl Weaver of the Orioles lifted Palmer at that point and Watt, a stocky late-inning stopper, got the call for the first time in the series. His first pitch was a belt-high fastball-which May deposited in the seats. "Watt has done the job for me all year in short relief," Weaver said. "May just went up there and ripped the ball. You've got to give him the credit. It might have been a good pitch and it might have been a bad pitch. Sometimes a bad pitch goes for a pop-up." The dramatic homer thwarted Baltimore's bid for a second series sweep in five years and snapped a winning string that began during the end of the season and carried through a three-game sweep over Minnesota in the American League pennant playoffs. "All they did today was stay alive," Weaver said. "We're looking for a winning streak of one game now. I'd prefer to get it tomorrow." Jim Young, another by Jim Ev-enson, along with three converts and two field goals by Ted Ger-ela. "I can't even think," Etcheverry said following the game. "That was something else-it was hard to take." WILL START SUNDAY The Montreal coach said he will start Passander against the Argos in Toronto Sunday instead of Sonny Wade. Passander succeeded Wade Wednesday night. "I'm very definitely going to start Tony," Etcheverry who is locking for Iris third victory against the Argos this season, said. "He's coming along very well and he knows how to move the ball." Passander said that after his first touchdown, still trailing 27-15 with 7:47 left on the clock, he realized the Als needed a break. The break came in the form of a dropped snap by Ken Phillips of the Lions on a punt situation. Phillips wound up on the Lions' 12-yard line and the Als took over. That set the scene for Passander's third-down gamble to Evanshen which paid off. PARKER STUNNED Jackie Parker, head coach of the Lions, was stunned by the defeat, the fifth in a row for his team. "What can you say?" Parker asked. "Our guys came back after that thing in Toronto and we still lost." Parker's Lions were drubbed 50-7 by the Argos in Toronto last Saturday. Parker paid tribute to Passander with "the kid came in and did a hell of a job." "Now we've got to win our last three games to get in the playoffs," Parker added. The Lions now trail Saskatchewan Roughriders, who lead the WFC with 22 points, by 12 and Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos by four. All four teams have three games left to play. The nine points he counted In defeat allowed Gerela to take over first place in the WFC scoring race with 99 points, five more than Jack Abendschan of Saskatchewan. The Als put together a total offence of 377 yards compared to 339 for the visitors. Montreal had 24 first downs to 19 for the losers. MONTREAL 28 B.C. 27 Thursday, October IS 1970 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ~ C$ < , . ; .^t*\ ,t^,vv , , MiHl GUESS WHO WON? - Cincinnati Red pitcher Clay Carroll raises his arms in victory over striking out the final man in Wednesday's 6-5 win over Baltimore. Flood Lays Down Law In Bid By Washington B.C. 19 102 273 Mtl. ' 24 202 175 377 First downs ........ Yards rushing ...... Yards passing...... ... . Net offence ............. 339 Passes made-tried ....... 13-27 12-28 Interceptions ............ 3.37 1-22 Punts-avg. yds........... '8-37 6-37 Fumbles lost........... 1-0 0-0 Penalties yds........... 5-25 8-51 COPENHAGEN (AP) - Curt Flood, controversial baseball star who sued baseball for $1 million this year said Wednesday he will negotiate with the Washington Senators-provided baseball "comes up with something that can satisfy roe." Flood commented on the Senators acquiring the rights from Philadelphia to negotiate for him Tuesday. The 34-year-old outfielder has been in Denmark for two months on business and is expected to return to the United States later this week. R\* declined to elaborate on what would "satisfy" him, but said that "for a million dollars one might do it." He added, however, he might settle for less. Flood refused to report to the Phillies last fall after being traded by the St. Louis Cardinals and sued baseball; charging baseball's reserve clause violated his constitutional rights. However in August the suit was denied by a Federal Court in New York. Flood is appealing the verdict. RECOGNITION NIGHT Friday, Oct. 16th - 8:30 p.m. LETHBRIDGE GARRISON SERGEANT'S MESS All ex-militiamen are urged to attend! Prince Igor has no taste. Prince Igor is vodka. Pure vodka. Without a flicker of taste or color or scent. A prince of a vodka. Have the Prince over tonight.