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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 22, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE UCIODer ZZ, NOW, AN1 MAKE 'ES J FEEU AT AN' OP M COME PULL UP A COUPLE G4A1SS AN1 6IT DOWN Late ffool defeats Toronto Sunday Williams quits in glorious fashion OAKLAND (AP) Dick Williams quit Sunday as manager of the Oakland Athletics at the height of the team s glory and he said he was both happv and sad There is no way I can describe the thrill of winning my second World Series, he said in the bedlam of the Athletics winning dressing room But in my heart it is a sad thing for me I am leaving for personal reasons and not out of any dis satisfaction over my relations with Mr Charles 0 Fmlev owner of the Athletics He has been wonderful to me I have nothing but the highest regard for him Williams made his poignant and dramatic announcement moments after his colorful Athletics had beaten New York Mets 5-2 in tne seventh and deciding game of the World Series Rumors were rampant that he was headed for New to to rebuild the dynasty of the once-great Yankees Honestly I have not talked to the Yankees and have not talked to me But I would love to manage for the Yankees A man would have to be out of his mind not to want to be with that team TALK TO YANKS From a close source it was learned that Williams had been given permission to talk to Yankees management over the possibility of his succeeding Ralph Houk who resigned after 11 years as manager to take over as manager of the Detroit Tigers Baseball has sticky rules about tampering with managerial or player talent when a person is under con- tract to another team The 44-year-old manager who also led Boston to the American League pennant in 1967 spoke quietly but with great emotion as he sought to describe his reasons for mak- ing a change In his three years with the As he has been in the American League playoffs each time and has gone through to win the World Series the last back-to- back feat last achieved by the 1961-62 Yankees I live on the East Coast Tennessee finally set back B> THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Alabama snapped the longest winning streak by a major college football team in the United States by beating Tennessee 42-21 Saturday in a battle of two Top Ten teams decided by a three-touchdown burst by the Crimson Tide in the final quarter Second-ranked Alabama led a victory parade by eight of nine Top Ten teams to play day games The only loser was 10th ranked Tennessee who had a string of 11 wins over two seasons snapped Five of the other Top Ten won No 1 Ohio State beat In- diana 37 7 third ranked Oklahoma drubbed No 16 Colorado 34-7 No 4 Michigan defeated Wisconsin 35-6, No 5 Penn State thrashed Syracuse 49-6 sixth-ranked Southern California rolled over Oregon 31-10 and eighth-ranked Notre Dame trounced Army 62-3 No 7 Missouri edged Oklahoma State 13-9 Tennessee bounced back from a 21-7 deficit to tie at 21- 21 in the game at Bir mingham Ala before the Crimson Tide rolled for 21 points in a span of about four minutes in the fourth period he said referring to his per- manent home at Riviera Beach Fla "I have a wife and three fine children and I am away from them much too long He denied that the Mike Andrews case or any other in- cident involving his players and Finley had anything to do with rather unu- sual move PLAYED IN TORONTO 'Andrews, as everyone knows is a close friend of mine the departing manager said He was with me two years in Boston I got him mainly for his bat I agreed with Mr Fmlev entirely that we should try to replace him because of his shoulder injury if it were at all possible Andrews a pick-up mfielder of the A s became a cause celebre of the World Series when Finley sought to have him put on the disabled list after he had made two errors, allowing three 12th-innmg runs in the second game runs that gave the Mets a victory Commissioner Bowie Kuhn refused the A's request Andrews later said he had been coerced into signing a false medical report Williams said he made his decision to leave the Asm mid seasion and gave the news to his team in a secret meeting last week in New York WANTED HIM BACK He said that Finley had urg- ed him to stay There was wide speculation about who might be Williams s successor with the world champion team Irv Noren, a coach of the A's was given some consideration and the names of Ted Williams Dave Bristol Frank Robinson and Maury Wills have been mentioned THE Workmen's Compensation Board ALBERTA CLAIMS ADVISOR WILL BE IN LETHBRIDGE NOVEMBER 6-7 and 8 at the W.C.B. OFFICE 1277 3rd Avenue South Telephone 328-2040 Fill in the coupon and mall NOW or phone the Lethbridge WCB office if you desire appointment. CLAIMS ADVISOR OFFICER WORKMAN'S COMPENSATION BOARD P O. Box 2415, EDMONTON, Alberta I would like an appointment with Mr. Long when he is in this area to discuss the following matter Name Phone Mail Address Town or City Claim No (Following information needed if Claim Number not available) Name of employer at time of injury Date of injury 19 Nature of injury Sabres slow down flying Leafs Canadian Press It was about 30 minutes be- fore game time when Montreal Canadiens coach Scotty Bowman approached goaltender Wayne Thomas with the word that he would be starting for Montreal in Sun- day's National Hockey League game against New York Rangers It came as a bit of a surprise for the sophomore goaltendei who had been a spectator for Montreal's first four games while rookie Michel Larocque guarded the net And Thomas had plenty of work in his 1973-74 debut as the Rangers hurled 41 shots at him during the contest The 26-vearold Ottawa native stopped all but two of them helping Montreal to a 3-2 win over New York in one of five games Elsewhere Gilbert Perreault scored at 10 03 of the third period to give Buf- falo Sabres a 4-3 win over Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins hammered Pittsburgh Penguins 8-2 Detroit Red Wings clubbed California Golden Seals 11-2 and New York Islanders and Chicago Black Hawks battled to a 3-3 tie The one goal loss for the Rangers was their second in as many nights to a Canadian- based club Saturday night, Toronto nipped New York 3 2 in Maple Leaf Gardens while in other games, Atlanta Flames upset Mon- treal 4-2 at the Forum, Buf- falo edged the Islanders 2-1 St Louis Blues and Minnesota North Stars played to a 4-4 tie, Pittsburgh upended California 5-3 and Los Angeles Kings blanked Philadelphia Flyers 3-0 in a game which saw referee Llovd Gilmour assess 132 minutes in penalties One of Gilmour's counter- parts Art Skov engaged in a shouting match with Bowman after the Montreal-Rangers game Bowman was incensed Mets not ashamed losing OAKLAND (AP) For the Cinderella New York Mets, midnight came at 7 12 p m EDT Sunday but they never stopped believing "I was believing up until the last out, said Mets' reliever Tug McGraw who inspired New York the team and the city with the rallying cry of "You Gotta Believe' 'It s just a bummer to lose, said McGraw after the Mets ended their season one victory short by losing 5-2 to Oakland Asm the seventh game of the 1973 World Series The loss snapped a miraculous string of events for the Mets, who were in last place in August before stampeding through September with 20 victories in 28 games and capturing the National League East flag, then coming on to win the pen- nant over Cincinnati Reds 'It's been a long year and we came a long added McGraw in the morgue-like Mets dressing room where the lo'jdcst noises were Hie snap of beer-can tops "We just didn't take it all But I don't think everything is wasted 'I don't think we have anything to be ashamed said Willie Mays, who ended his active baseball career sitting on the bench "No, I'm not disappointed I didn't play I don't think I'm very good at pinch-hitting "These kids developed a lot of added Mays whose 22-year major league career as a superstar ended in the Bay area, site of so many of his greatest games when he played for San Fran- cisco Giants Rusty Staub, who played courageously in all seven games despite a painfully- damaged right shoulder, still didn't want to admit to the pain when it was all over "We're down now because we lost But we got to the seventh game of the World Series When people realize how far we had to travel to get here, they'll be proud I'm proud I think I'm gonna be real proud in what the team did and what I said Staub, who was forced to adiust his power-hitting swing for a shorter chop to alleviate some of the pain, yet finished the series with 11 hits, high for both teams "I'll have to talk to the big guy upstairs this winter and let him know how much I appreciated what he let me do He had to be in my cor- ner at the refeiee lor calling a five-minute high sticking ma- jor on Jim Roberts for high sticking Vic Hadfield at 11 11 of the third period Roberts was so upset that he received a game miscon- duct and team-mate Frank Mahovlich was tagged with a misconduct when he berated Skov But that was the only sore point with Bowman as the Ca- nadiens played their finest game of the season to bring their record to 3-2 leaving them in fifth place in the NHL s East, one point behind New York and two behind Boston Buffalo and Toronto, who are jammed in a first- place tie Thomas was particularly sharp during the Rangers' power plav as he was in the second period when he kicked out 18 New York shots Speedy Yvan Couinoyer scored once in the first period and once in the second to give Montreal a 2-0 lead, only to have New York tie the score on goals by Walter Tkaczuk Golden Blades win By THE CANADIAN PRESS New York Golden Blades fi- nally hit the win column at the expense of Quebec Nordiques And right winger Tom Web- ster ot New England Whalers having his troubles without centre Terry Caffery finally got untracked against Toronto Toros The Blades now being oper- ated by the World Hockey Association because of fman cial difficulties defeated the Nordiques 4-3 in one of six games Sunday The win came after four defeats and two ties Webster scored two goals in the third third and fourth of the give the Whalers a 4-3 triumph over the Toros and keep New England in a first-place tie with Cleveland Crusaders in the East Division In other Sunday games Ed- monton Oilers beat Chicago Cougars 4-1 Los Angeles Sharks downed Vancouver Blazers 4-1 Winnipeg Jets nipped Minnesota Fighting Saints 2-1 in overtime and Cleveland blanked Houston Aeros 2-0 Saturday scores were Van couver4 Chicago 3 Quebec 8 New York 1, and Cleveland 6, Toronto 4 Norm Ferguson s first goal of the season midway through the third penod gave the Blades their win Serge Ber- nier got his sixth goal of the year for Quebec at 5 07 of the third period "We needed this win, said Ted Scharf of the Golden Blades, who had two black eyes, a cut on the bridge of his nose and a lump the size of a walnut on the second knuckle of his right hand after three fights Feeling that the Blades "needed a he took on left winger Bob Gumdon and Ber- mer in the first period Then he battled defenceman Dale Hoganson in the second, winn- ing all three fights "1 want to help this club Scharf said "I'm not a big goal scorer so I have to make my presence known in other ways He wound up with a minor three majors and a game mis- conduct I get paid to score goals not to fight that animal Ber- mer said Webster hasn't been able to buv a goal said New England coach Ron Rvan after the Whalers won Leeds still undefeated LONDON (AP) Mick Jones scored his sixth goal of the season Saturday as Leeds maintained its unbeaten run at the top of English soccer with a 1 0 win over defending champion Liverpool Derby, playing its first game since manager Brian Clough resigned beat Leicester 2 1 And George Best, another headline grabber came back to top grade soccer for the first time in a year and helped Manchester United to a 1-0 win over Birmingham before a 48 937 crowd at Old Traf- ford Another big crowd 44911 fans saw Leeds push on relentlessly with a well-de- served, hard-fought win over Liverpool The goal, a superb heading effort by Jones from a Peter Lonmer cross in the 33rd min- ute was the highlight of a game which flowed from end to end At Derby there were demonstrations by the crowd in support of Clough The former manager who resign- ed after a much-publicized row with the club directors stood and waved to his fans He left the stadium moments after the start and missed seeing Kevin Hector s forth minute goal which put Derby on the road to their win over Leicester The visitors tied in the 58th minute through Frank Worth- ington four minutes before John McGovern got Derby s winner Best who a year ago said he would never plaj soccer again found his return to the English Fust Division hard work and he went off 15 minutes before the end of the game against Birmingham and Bruce MacUregor MdcGregur s goal came at 16 22 and 56 seconds later, de- fenceman Serge Savard scored his first goal of the season to provide Montreal with the lead again It came during a Canadiens' power- play In Buffalo Perreault's first goal of the season capped a three-goal Buffalo rally to sink the Leafs Richard Martin and Normand Gratton connected with two goals in 41 seconds to tie the score setting the stage for Perreault's winner which tipped in off Leaf defenceman Bob Neely s stick The Leafs had appeared to be in command of the game as they put up a solid checking displav in the first two periods Both the Sabres and the Leafs have 4-2 won-lost records Weekend scorers SUNDAY California 2 at Oeiroil 11 California Boldirev J Johnston Detroit-Libett 2 Berenson 2 Charron 3 Bailey 2 Collips Raymond Montreal 3 at NY Rangers 2 Montreal Cournoyer 2 Savard New York Tkaczuk MacGregor Toronlo 3 at Buffalo 4 Toronto Henderson Thompson Ullman Buffalo Luce Martin Gral- ton Perreault Pittsburgh 2 at Boston 8 Pittsburgh Polls MacDonald Boston Esposito Forbes O Donnell Hodge Bucyk Orr 2 Leduc NY Islanders 3 at Chicago 3 New York Stewart D Potvm Nystrom Chicago Mikita Russel Martin SATURDAY Buffalo 2 at NY Islanders 1 Buffalo Gould Luce New York Harris NY Rangers 2 at Toronto 3 New York Vickers Rousseau Toronto Hammarstrom Ullman McKenny St Louis 4 at Minnesota 4 St Louis Merrick Plager Kelly Plante Minnesota Parise 2 Grant Goldsworthy Atlanta ;