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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 12-THE LETHBRIDQC HERALD Friday. Octobtr H. QOINQ HOME FOR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SEASON Ensure your reservations by booking CONTACT ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL rmurat VII LACkBMALL Herald Sports LETHMNE OfFICf FURNmiRE LTD. LMMT Uvrt Tlh tlfwl ItoN PhMW (4M) m-7411 Store Optn a.m. to p.m. Monday, Tuoodiy, WodnoMtoy end Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thurtday. CiOMd Buckner had his share of problems, caught at third, hit with garbage BILL BUCKNER OF DODGERS OUT TRYING FOR THIRD Defeat Dodgers four games to one Oakland A's win Series OAKLAND, (AP) Joe Rudi played a guessing game Thursday night with baseball's ultimate ace Mike Marshall of Los Angeles Dodgers. He hit a game-winning' home run that gave his Oakland A's a 3-2 victory over the Dodgers and the 1974 World Series, four games to one Rudi ripped Marshall's first pitch in the bottom of the sev- enth inning deep into the left field stands after the game had been delayed by some bot- tle-throwing fans aiming at Dodger left fielder Bill Buckner. Marshall, the tireless Dodger reliever, waited patiently on the mound for order to be restored. When it was, Rudi stepped in to swing. "I hit an inside fastball, belt high." said Rudi. "Believe it or not, I was looking for it." The tipof f to Rudi on what' Marshall would throw came when the reliever didn't bother taking any warmup pitches after the brief delay. "Usually, they said Rudi. "Last night, they were jamming "So I thought rather than waste one or two pitches warming up, he might try to sneak one by me. He did, and I hit it." Rudi's drive put the A's in front to stay and .manager Alvin Dark made sure they stayed there by bringing in his top reliever, Rollie Fingers, to start the eighth inning. Fingers won the first game and saved the fourth and fifth in this Series in which four of the five games were decided by a 3-2 score. Fingers' performance earn- ed him the Series's most valuable player award and a new automobile. The season ended officially when Fingers collared pinch- hitter Von Joshua's bleeding grounder and hopped in joy as he threw out the runner. Fingers got into a jam and out of it almost as thanks to a base-running blun- der in the eighth by the Dodg- Bill Buckner. Buckner opened the eighth with a base hit to right-centre field that squirted under the glove of centre fielder Bill North for an error. Buckner circled second and kept right on running. "I was going on my he said later. "They still hadn't gotten to the ball and CJIL, ML, DJIL on that play, there's no time to look for the third base coach." However, a perfect throw from Reggie. Jackson and relay by Dick Green nailed Buckner at third. "We're the ex- ulted Jackson in a jubilant A's dressing room. "I don't need to say anything more. "We know we're a great ballclub. We knew we're not going to lose." The Dodgers learned'from the Series that you don't give the A's a break and expect to get away with it. In the first game-at Los An- geles, the Dodgers oiithit the A's 11-6, but the A's outscored the Dodgers 3-2. Jackson homered for the A's and they got their winning runs on a squeeze bunt by Bert Campaneris and an error by Dodger third baseman Ron Cey. Fingers throttled the Dodgers with some great relief pitching before 25-game winner Jim (Catfish) Hunter came in to get-the last out. "This club always seems to score just said Oak- land manager Alvin Dark, us- ing a phrase that he would repeat often during the series. Another 3-2 score resulted in the second game at Los Ange- les, but this time the Dodgers were the winners. Joe Ferguson hit a two-run homer for the National League cham- pions and strongman Marshall snuffed out a ninth-inning Oakland rally. After the A's scored two runs on Joe Rudi's base hit in the ninth inning, sprinter Herb Washington ran for Rudi, but was picked off first base'by Marshall in the most embar- rassing play of the Series for Oakland. Back in the comfort of their own ballpark, the A's took a typical 3-2 decision in game No. 3. The omnipresent Fingers saved the victory for Hunter. As you might expect, the A's" were outhit by the Dodgers 7-5 but Oakland still found a way to win. "We keep hoping for a laughed Fingers. "But we know we never get one." The fourth game was spiced by a war of words between the Dodgers and the A's. Bill Buckner, the Dodgers' defiant left fielder, called the A's an inferior team and said only a few of their players could make his club. He lived to regret it. Pitcher Ken Holtzman, who hits as well as he pitches in World Series play, unloaded a home run in Oakland's 5-2 vic- tory in game No. 4. That set the stage for Thurs- day night. "We never -win them said Oakland second baseman Dick Green, the defensive star of the Series. Vida Blue, still looking for his first World Series victory, was given an early lead, but couldn't hold it. A Dodger error set up Sal Bando's sacrifice fly in the first inning. Ray Fosse then hit a mistake pitch from Dodger ace Don Sutton into the left-field seats for a 2-0 Oakland lead. It stayed that way until the sixth, when the Dodgers tied the game with the help of their two best run-producers of 1974. Jimmy Wynn hit a sacrifice fly and Steve Garvey singled in the second run and the Dodgers had pulled even with the A's at 2-2. This quieted the capacity crowd of fans at the Oakland Coliseum for a while, but they didn't stay that way for very long. the next inning, Rudi parked the inside fastball from Marshall into the left field seats and the A's had all the runs they needed. "They wanted a pennant in LA and we gave them said a dejected Wynn. "We'll just have to come back and win this next year." OAKLAND (AP) "I saw them still chasing the ball and figured I had a good chance of going to said Bill Buckner. "It took two perfect throws to get me." Buckner, Los Angeles Dodg- left fielder, singled to lead off the eighth inning of Thursday night's World Series finale with Oakland A's leading the eventual final score. Centre fielder Bill North let the ball get past him and Buckner said just before he rounded second, he saw North and Reggie Jackson still chas- ing the ball! "On that play you don't look at the (third base) Buckner said. "I was on my own and-it was something I had done all year, trying for that extra base." Jackson retrieved the ball, threw to second baseman Dick Green whose peg to third baseman Sal Bando was just in time. Buckner was tagged on the head. Buckner had been the target of left field fans who threw de- bris at the outfielder and there was a delay before the start of the seventh inning while Buckner protested to the umpires. "An apple hit me on the back of the head early in the Buckner. said. At the start of the seventh a whisky bottle just missed me." "I told them if it happened again, I was going to walk off the field. Money doesn't mean that iriuch." When -play resumed, Joe Rudi blasted the first Mike Marshall pitch of the inning into the left field stands, producing the deciding run. Catcher Steve Yeager said he. asked Marshall if he wanted any warm-up throws because of the delay, but the ace reliever declined. "Rudi hit a good pitch, a low inside fast Yeager said. Dodger centrefielder Jimmy Wynn also was sharp in his criticism of Oakland fans. "They were throwing junk Phone ROY MclNTOSH at 328-9271 Kino CHRYSLER DODGE LTO 3294271 1974 CLEARANCE ON ALL NEW and RENTAL SKIPPERS TRAILERS, CAMPERS, TRUCK MUST BE SOLD FANTASTIC SAYINGS ON USED TRAILERS and CAMPERS only 1974 DODGE CLUB CAB Trailer Lou has a Deal for You at TRAVEL CRAFT SUES ft RENTALS South Phont327-40M Box score OAKLAND (AP) Boxscore of Thursday's fifth and final World Series game- Lot Angela! AB R HRBI Lopes 2B.............2 Buckner 1F..........3 Wynn CF.........2 Garvey Ferguson RF......4 Cey 3B...............3 Russell SS....... 3 Crawford PH..........1 Yeager C.........2 Joshua PH............1 Sutton P ............1 Paciorek PH ..........1 Marshall P............0 Total........... 27 AB H HI Campaneris SS........4 0 2 North CF..............4 1 Bando 3B.............3 0 Jackson RF...........2 0 Rudi 1B...............3 1 C. Washington IF......3 0 Fingers P.............0 0 Fosse C...............3 1 Green 2B............3 0 Blue P................2 0 Odom P.............0 0 Tenace 18............1 0 ToTal...............28 3 Los Angeles 000 002 Oakland 110 000 E Yeager. North. OP: Oak 1. LOB: LA 6: Oak 3. 28 Paciorek HR- Oak Fosse Rudi SB North. Campaneris. S Buckner. SF Bando. Wynn. IF H H EMM SO Sutton ............5 42213 Marshall L, 0-1 .3 21104 Blue .............6% 42254 Odom W, 1-0 Fingers.............2 10010 Save Fingers T A 49.347. at us all he said. "If it continued we were just going to walk off the field." Starting pitcher Don Sutton, only Dodger winner in this World Series, backed manager Walter Alston's deci- sion to lift him for a sixth- inning pinch hitter. "He did the only thing he Sutton said. "You've got to go for it in that situ- ation." The A's led 2-0 on a run in Cougars' contest forfeited in 'Hat MEDICINE HAT (CP) Medicine Hat Tigers ed unbeaten Thursday night in Western Canada Hockey7 League play when referee Murray Harding forfeited the game following a second- period incident in which Vic- Cougars coach Pat Ginnell pulled his team from the ice. The incident followed a fight between Kim Clackson of the Cougars and John Hilworth of the Tigers at of the se- cond period. Harding issued fighting ma- jors to both players and added a match, penalty to Clackson for deliberate attempt to in- jure. Ginnell took exception at the last call and was then tagged with a bench minor. He then removed bis team from the ice before expiration of the period. The Cougars remained in the dressing room for four minutes, and then returned to the bench, but referee Harding had already forfeited the game. Until the incident, Medicine Hat was leading 4-3 on two goals by Don Murdoch, and singles from Tom Bast, and Georff Boyychuk. Tim Williams, Jim Gustaf- son, and Al Hill replied for Victoria who led 2-1 after the first period. Ken Holland took care of net-minding duties for the Tigers, while Lloyd Saar was between the pipes for the Cougars. Victoria took nine of 14 penalties, including Clackson's match and fighting major. The Tigers had five penalties, including Hilworth's major. Meanwhile Gord Pennell resigned Thursday as coach of Winnipeg Clubs of WCHL. Pennell, who assumed the coach's job after the first 13 games of the 1973 74 season, said he couldn't handle both the coaching chores and'his private business duties. "I came to the conclusion that I was not being fair to the Winnipeg Clubs' organization by attempting to be a businessman during the day and a coach in the he said. Pennell, president of a Win- nipeg sporting goods store, said there was no interference from the Clubs' organization, and that the parting was on good terms. Gerry frisson, general manager of the Clubs who will Foothills League set The Foothills Hockey League is all set for 1974-75. At an organizational meeting recently in Pincher Creek it was decided the league will get under way Nov. 16 and wUl consist of four teams, Kainai, Coleman, Fort Macleod and Pincher Creek. The teams will play four home games and four away games during the regular schedule. Exclusive at Camm't Shoemakers to Canada's Best Dressed Men Open Fit- Camm't Shovs team while a new coach, direct the searching for said the resignation came as a shock to him. "I imagine he got really down after the Clubs let up and quit working. I know only too well it's a tough job to get a team back on its feet when that Brisson said. The clubs, after starting the season strongly, now have two wins, three losses and one tie. First Period: 1. Medicine Hat, Bast, (Bertram. Boychuk) 2 Victoria, Williams (Qustafson) 3. Vic- toria, Guslafson (Williams) 17-54. Penalties: Clackson MH. Hilwoctb MH, (double minors) Roberts V Bast MH 14-45, Sanche MH 17.16. Morris V 19.55. Second Period: 4. Medicine Hat, Boychuk 5. Medicine Hat, Murdoch (Vaydik) 6. Medicine Hat. Murdoch (Max- well, Dean) 7. Victoria, Hill (Gustafson, Bowles) Penalties- Clackson V Qustafson V 11.56, Hilworth MH major, Clackson V ma- jor, match. Victoria bench minor 16-50 the first inning and Ray Fosse's homer in the second off a hanging curve. Tom Paciorek, the pinch hitter, doubled to start a two- run inning. Alston agreed with Buckner on the third-base play. "It was one of those plays where if you make it, you look great. If you don't, you look bad. We've let our'players go all season, we want them to aggressively. I wish he hadn't gone, it turned out to be a mistake." Marshall, reticent With newspapermen, was asked if he had taken part in the left field conference involving Buckner, Wynn and others. "I wasn't interested in he replied. Sutton.said it was' an in- justice for the most valuable player award to go to.Rollie Fingers, the A's relief hurler. "It should have gone to that No. 6 over said Sutton, referring to Dodger first base- man Steve Garvey. Garvey, told of the com- ment, said: "I don't par- ticularly care how many hits I got." "We've done things as a team all year. When you lose, you can throw statistics out." Garvey was generous in his praise for the winning A's. "They beat us fair and he said. "I don't think ttiat we ever played our game in this series." I ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES WESTERN CANADA Eastern DhrMon' W L T F A Pte Brandon.......4 V 1 33 24 9 Saskatoon 4 1 0 35 21 8 Regma..... 3 3 1 26 31 7 Winnipeg ......2 2 222 27 6 Flm Flon 2 5 1 28 45 5 Lethbridge .....1 3 1 19 24 3 DhrWon Medicine Hat 501 31 18 11 Edmonton......4 2 0 31 23 8 Victoria ......3 3 1 36 24 7 New Westminster 3 4 0 28 24 6 Kamloops ..1 4 0 14 24 2 Calgary........0 4 2 19 30 2 WORLD SERIES AHurt> Junior W L T F 2 T F A Pte 1 17 10 f 0 13 12 4 1 14 15 3 1 9 13 3 Oakland Los Angeles W 4 1 Pet .800 .200 Oakland 010 OfO 6 2 Los Angeles 000 010 11 1 Holtzman, Fingers (5) Hunter (9) and Fosse: Messersmith Marshall (9) and Yeager. Ferguson HRs: Oak. Jackson LA Wynn Oakland 000 000 6 0 Los Angeles 010 002 3 6 1 Blue Odom (8) and Fosse. Haney Sutton Marshall (9) and Yeager. HR. Ferguson Los Angeles 000 000 7 2 Oakland 002 100 3 5 2 Downing Brewer Hough Marshall (7) and Ferguson: Hunter Fingers (8) and Fosse. HRs: LA Buckner Crawford Los Angeles 000 200 7 1 Oakland 001 004 5 7 0 Messersmith Marshall (7) and Yeager: Holtzman Fingers (8) and Fosse. Haney Hft Oak Hottzman OameS Los Angeles 000 002 S 1 Oakland 110 000 3 6 1 Sutton. Marshall (6) (0-1) and Yeager: Blue. Odom (7) Fingers (6) and Fosse. HR: Oak Foose Rudi FINANCIAL STORY Attendance 260.004. Gross receipts S3.007.194. Net receipts Commissioner's office share A Pte Calgary 7 2 0 69 35 14 Red Deer 5 3 0 34 35 10 Drumheller 4 3 0 32 40 8 Spruce Grove 3 2 0 26 20 6 Taber.........3 5 0 52 46 6 The Pass 0 7 0 22 59 0 NATIONAL LEAGUE Division 1 W L NY Islanders. -.2 0 Phila ..22 NY 1 1 Atlanta ......1 2 Division? 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