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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta me LEinpmuuc rrimy. uciooer 1974 CRUISE TO 10th ANNUAL COMMONWEALTH GAMES Auttna Jin 11, Ntw Zealand Fib 6th. Priced from 00 per person (iharlng) For complete Information and contact ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 326-3201 -The Herald Sports Koosman gets help in victory McGraw wins Tug-of-war NEW YORK HP) New York Mets take a 3-2 World Senes lead back to Oakland today hoping to finish the sinking Athletics with the right-hand punch of ace Tom Seaver Although manager Yogi Berra wouldn t sav directly the New York boss indicated Thursda% night that Seaver would start in Saturdav s six- th game at the Oakland Coliseum against Jim (Cat- fish) Hunter Seaver s arm is fine said Berra after the Mets won Game 5 with a 2-0 victory in New York Let s just say that it s a good chance that it might be Seaver The hard-throwing ace is the only right-hander among the Mets starters but it real ly doesn t matter which side they ve been throwing from in this best-of-seven-game series Left-handers especialh have been tough on the pre- dominantly right hand Oakland batting Thursday night s performance was a good example Southpaw Jerry Koosman started and shut out the Athletics for 6 1-3 innings Lefthanded Tug McGiaw finished up with a stunning relief pertormance We ve got the best pitching in baseball said Berra after the victory before a packed house of 54 817 at cold wind- swept Shea Stadium 'That s backs to the wall Don Hahn in heroes role NEW YORK (4P) It was Don Hahn s turn Thursday night as New York Mets con- tinued to pass the hero role around in the outheld Hahn who keeps warm by with a sweatshirt had an RBI triple as the Mets de feated Oakland Athletics 2-0 for a 32 lead in the best-of- seven World Series Last Sundav left fielder Cleon Jones hit a homer and knocked in three runs as the Mets won 10-7 in the second game night it was RusU Staub He plaved with a sore right shoulder without a sweatshirt and had three sin- gles and a three run homer in New ork s 6 1 triumph I m not unaccustomed to the hero s role said Hahn whose sixth-inning triple sent Jerrv Grote home with an in surance run Remember I won a big game in Pitt- sburgh After Joe Rudi made a lung ing grab Cleon Jones drive to the left field wall Jerry Grote laced a single to left bringing up Hahn The Mets centrefielder who came to New York in a trade with Montreal Expos in 1971 battered Vida Blue s pitch into the gap in leftcentre Their scouting report must have called for me to hit to right-centre said the 25 year-old outfielder 'The last three weeks I ve been hitting the ball well but not getting too much Hahn batting 167 entering the contest said he was tight in the first few games Buddy Harrelson noticed it and I started to make myself relax I just tried to make good contact Vida was throw- ing good fastballs and anytime you can get hold of one of them the ball can really sail This is the greatest thing that s ever happened to me There was another hero in the Met outfield Jones whose double to the base of the wall in left field figured in the Mets first run Jones who laced home on John Milner s single to right in the second in- ning has the flu Jones whc e spree of six homers in 10 games helped the Mets jump over the back of five teams and win the National League flag has been ailing since Wednesday night s game Meanwhile Gene Tenace admitted it grudgmgh in Oak- land s dressing room Right now the Mets are better than us said the hero of Oakland s 1972 World Series team If I could face their pitchers all vear there s not one of them I couldn t hit Manager Dick Williams Oakland A's morale low NEW YORK (AP) Dick Williams scoffed Thursday at the suggestion that the bitter 'Andrews affair is affecting the morale and performance of his Oakland Athletics in the World Series We played Tuesday night when Mike wasn t with us, and we won the manager of the Athletics said "Wednes- day night he was on hand and we lost How are you going to figure any lack of of that' The ranks of the defending world baseball champions seethed with dissension following the surreptitious dropping of infielder Mike Andrews after he had made two errors that swung the se- cond game to New York Mets Some of the Athletics im- provised the number '17 their sleeves as a sign of mourning They criticized their owner, Charles O Finley for his action and said he 'lacked class Williams is reported to have called his team into a secret meeting and said he was fed up with the situation in Oakland and would resign after the series How can a team perform to its full potential with all these stresses and strains0 111 tell you how Williams said These guys have two things written across the chests of their un- iforms one invisible One says Oakland or A's The other says Pride 'Pride is what motivates us Pride and monev Remember we are all professionals Williams acknowledged that he was a bit apprehensive Tuesday night not knowing how his team would react to all the contusion created over the Andrews incident "When Bert Campanens came to bat to start the game I wondered if he might be worrying more about Andrews than Tom Seaver As soon as the first ball was pitched I knew it was silly of me to worry The Oakland manager said however, that he wouldn t doubt that the amazing Mets who rallied from last place in their division to take the National League title might be feeding on some unseen stimulus 'I ve heard that they vowed they would win this year for Gil Hodges (former manager who died of a heart attack in the spring of he added called the Mets pitching the best we ve looked at this year We never underestimated the Mets He added Maybe with the ease thev ve been handling us they 11 start to underestimate us The Athletics don t have a home run off the Mets staff yet We had a 215 team batting average for the World Series before this game and I m sure we didn t raise it Williams added after his team totalled just three hits off Jerry Kossman and Tug McGraw Williams said Oakland s pitching has been as good as it was last vear against Cincin- nati but we re not going to win if we don t score runs Volleyball at U of L Ten matches in 'tier two competition in the Alberta Senior Mens Volleyball League will be held at the University of Lethbndge gym nasium this Saturday Lasting from 1 to 6 p m the matches will see the Pronghorns Gold team in competition with the Alberta Golden Bears and the Alberta Bearcats both U of A teams, as well as men's volleyball teams from SAIT and Mount Royal College The U of L Pronghorns will play the best of three during the course of the afternoon Last week at Mount Royal College the U of L Pronghorns won four of the eight games they played The ASM volleyball matches are open to the public Admission is 50 for adults, for high school students youngsters under 12 and U of L students are ad- mitted free Yogi relaxes what got us here in the tirst place It was apparent from the start that pitching would dominate Thursday night's game Koosman and Oakland s Vida Blue were locked in a tense early struggle as the Mets took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a double by flu-stricken Cleon Jones and a run-scoring single by John Milner The Mets had Blue on the ropes in the fourth when Rus- ty Staub and Jones singled to start the inning but failed to deliver a knockout blow Blue pitched out of the jam He failed however to survive the sixth when the Mets scored their second run on a single by Jerry Grote and triple by Don Hahn 'It was the most important hit of mv life said Hahn who isn t normally known for game-winning hits "It gave Jerry more of a cushion to work with That insurance run looked big in the late going when Koosman got into trouble In the seventh inning he walked Gene Tenace and gave up a one-out double to Ray Fosse that put men on second and third It was time for McGraw No one wants to leave a ball game said Koosman 'and I was feeling pretty strong too But you can t knock Yogi s move Tug has pitched great baseball for us the last two months McGraw came on the scene with his usual flourish as house organist Jane Jarvis played lively Irish music.for the entrance The left-hander promptly walked pinch-hitter Deron Johnson on a 3-2 count to load the bases 'I can t pitch well with no- body on base, said McGraw 'I have much better con centration with the bases loaded The crowd roared as New York s favorite relief pitcher got pinch-hitter Angel Mangual on a pop fly to short stop Harrelson Then the crowd went wild as McGraw got the dangerous Bert Cam- panens on strikes 'The strikeout pitch was just above the knees on the outside part of the plate, said McGraw 'I tried to make it look like a screwball It went just where I wanted it and he took it McGraw walked three batters in the seventh and eighth innings and manag- ed to struggle through despite the control problem I kicked myself in the backside and I was all right from then on McGraw said McGraw's darting fastball set the Athletics down 1-2-3 in the ninth He finished on a high note striking out the last two batters as the right field Scoreboard flashed "TUG in giant letters The Mets' pitching is the best we ve looked at this year said manager Dick Williams of Oakland "I thought Blue pitched a hell of a game Koosman and McGraw just pitched better A look at the figures con- firmed Williams' assessment The Athletics were only able to collect three hits off Koosman and none off McGraw The power-hitting Athletics haven't had a home run in this Series and scored only four runs in the three games at Shea AB R H RBI New York Mets' manager Yogi Berra, whose team has a one-game edge on the Oakland A's m the 1973 World Series, is obviously a happy man m the dressing room after Mets' 2-0 win Thursday New York leads the best-of-seven 3-2 OAKLAND Campnns Rudi Bando Jackson Tenace Odom Bourque J Alou Fosse Green DeJohnson Lewis Kubiak Blue Knowles Mangual Fingers Congharo Total NEW YORK Garretl Millan Staub Jones Milner Grote Hahn Harrelson Koosman McGraw Total OlHUnd 000 000 000-0 New York 010 001 W Garrett DP New York 1 LOB Oakland 9 New York 10 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TYPEWRITERS Picked off Bert Campanens of Oakland A's slides back to first base but not in time as John Milner, Mets' first baseman, tags him out after pickoff play by Jerry Koosman work- ed In bottom shot Campy looks up pleadingly to umpire Harry Wendelstedt Red Sox, Cards swap NEW YORK Red Sox of the American League have traded con- troversial outfielder Reggie Smith and relief pitcher Ken Tatum to St Louis Cardinals of the National League for starting pitchei Rick Wise and outfielder Bernie Carbo The Associated Press learned Thursday night It is expected the teams which refused to either con- firm or deny the trade will announce the deal later this month or during November Under major league baseball rules inter league trades may not be made after five days after the World Series Smith a 28-year-old switch hitting veteran who was pla- gued throughout the 1973 season bv knee injuries finished the year with a 303 batting average 21 home runs and 69 runs batted m Wise, who went to the Cardinals from Philadelphia after the 1971 season in the trade that sent Steve Carlton to the Phillies was 16-12 with St Louis in 1973 He had a 3 34 earned run average struck out 144 batters and walked 59 Brett, Cash traded NEW YORK (AP) The pitchmg-poor Pittsburgh Pirates strengthened their staff Thursday with the ac- quisition of Ken Brett from Philadelphia Phillies in ex- change for second baseman Dave Cash The 24-vear old Brett was 13-9 for the Phillies last yeai compiling a 3 49 earned run average Cash 25 considered one of the best fielding second basemen in the National League batted 271 with two home runs and T1 runs batted in ''The Pirates need pitching Pirates manager Danny Murtaugh said after the first major deal of baseball s winter trading market was announced We have a number of ques- tionable arms and need protection in case they keep coming ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES NATIONAL Eait Division W L T NY Ranqers CANADA Eastern Division W L T Brandon 6 0 13 3 Flon 2 Current 2 2 1 NY 3 West 3 5 W Hat 3 1 1 1 Pitts St uuu Miiy 6 Los Angeles 5 Toronto 6 New York New L 3 7 Los Angeles 2 Scotia 3 Citv 5 Fort Worth New Current 5 New 11 Kamloops Houston 1 1 B Martin 9 Los See Us For W-I-D-E IMPORTED TRACTION TIRES For Off the Road Driving ELRICH TIRES LTD. 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