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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 23, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Cincinnati thwarted in second bid in past two years Williams likes the sound of World champions Monday, CKtobor 53, 1972 THE VETHBRIDGE HERAlu 7 CINCINNATI (AP) Oak- land Cham- pions. "It has a nice ring to said manager Dick Williams, squeezing the gold bauble sym- bolic of a World Scries winner. The trophy belonged to the Athletics because of good relief pitching and clutch combination that helped win four of the seven baseball games, including Sunday's 3-2 thriller over Cincinnati Reds. TloHle Fingers cama through with the pitching again and Gene Tenncc delivered another clutch hit as Oakland won the final showdown. "It's a Ijeauliful said Williams in the champagne- Top of NHL standings has unfamiliar names By THE CANADIAN MESS Detroit Red Wings used To- ronto Maple Leafs during the weekend to launch themselves lo giddy heights atop the Na- tional Hockey League's East Division with some surprising company. The lied Wings, off to the fastest start io their 17-year Weekend scorers SUNDAY Uiiflalo 7 Atlanl.i 2 4, Pcr- reaiilt 2, Robert; Leiter, Morrison. Detroit 6 Toronto 2 2, Karlan- der 2, Delvecchio, Collins; Thompson. Rangers 1 Montreal 1 Mon- Vancouver 5 Boston 3 2, Guevremont, Boudrias, Maki; B o s I o Stanficld, Orr. SATl'IIDAV Rangers 2 Islanders I Hangers Had fie Id. Rousseau; eron. Atlanta 3 Mintu'.sota 2 Atlanta M a c JU i 1 1 a n, HcCrcary, Stewart; Min- Oliver. Dullalo t St. Louis 1 II ii f a 1 SI. Louis -St. Marseille. Los Angeles 3 Chicago 1 Los Ber- nier, Marotte; gotti. Detroit 3 Toronto 1 Libbett, T. Bergman; Boston Pittsburgh 2 Hodge, Bucyk, Stanfield: Pitts- Polis. Montreal 5 Vancouver It 2. Coumo- yer, I-eflcy, F. Mahovlich; Bcddy, Tannahill. ANDY CAPP IT'S 6IX MONTHS THAT RVER.'l I'M GOIN' ID DROP 'ER A IT ISN'T EASV WHAT'S NEEDED IS A HARD-HITTlNj TvsO-FISTEO. NO HOLbS BARRED, STIFF REVMNDER THAT VA3NT OFFEHB'ER SIMPSONS-SEARS listory. rapped the Leafs in Toronto Saturday and 6-2 Sunday back home lo stretch their wft streak to sii games. Buffalo Sabres, on (lie strength of nick Martin's four goals m a 7-2 ivin over Atlanta Flames, also find themselves with 12 points on live wins and two tics to give the co-leaders a one-point margin on Montreal Canadiens who salvaged a 1-1 tie against New York Ranges. The Sabres are in only their third year of operation. The Catiadiens unbeaten mark includes four wins and llrce ties. Elsewhere Sunday, Van- couver Canucks upset Boston Druins 5-3 and Chicago Black Hawks gained first In Ihc West with a 4-2 win over California Golden Seals. riAMiF.HS PRESSKD In other Saturday contests, Montreal turned hack Van- couver 5-3. the Rangers nipped their new city rivals, Ihe Islanders, 2-1, Boston marked Ihe return of defenceman Bobby Orr from a knee injury with a 4-2 win over Pittsburgh Penguins, Buffalo and St. Louis Blues lied 1-1. Atlanta Flames edged Minnesota North Stars 3- 2 and Los Angeles Kings upset Chicago 3-1. Montreal visits the Islanders drenched Oakland clubhouse at Riverfront Stadium. Williams understandably was emotional about his new-found status in the baseball world. He had led Boston Red Sox lo a tonnant in 19G7, but lost the .Vorld Series (o the St. Louis Cardinals. Two years later, he was fired. lie was able lo take lliis tro- phy home to Oakland even Lhough tire Athleljc's weren't given much of a chance to win it. From the start, they were torn with dissension and la- beled a palsy for the powerful National League champion Reds. Pitcher Vida Blue and first baseman Mike Epstein were the most notable of the players dissatisfied with their roles in the series. Blue verbally blasted Williams and Oakland owner, Charles 0. Finley. Ire- cause he wanted to be a starter, not a relief pitcher. Taber defeats Native Sons stein with had a shoutinf after match he wa.s The Lctbbridgc Y's Men Na- tive i-oiu; suffered a 5-3 Central Alberta J imior B" Hockey League exhibition loss to the Tnher Palace Pats at the Hen- derson Lake Ice Centre Satur- day night. Some JtX) fans watched llio visitors grab a 3-2 lead after tlic first pe -icil, Init a lone Letlv bridge marker evened the count to o-'i a [tor His Kcconcl. Tabor took command in (he They'll open their season In Tabcr and then travel to Manna and Olds. Their first home games will be Nov. 11-12 when they host Oycn and Hanna. defensive purposes. Williams, accused ot over- managuig, moved his men around as if he were playing chess. And, for the most part, 3 made the right moves. Some questioned Williams' logic in using Tenace in the lineup in place of Dave Dun- can, a catcher who had hit 19 'iome runs during the season. But Tenace, who only hit five out of the park this year, made his manager look like a unanswered goals. Kon Wutzke led "Tuber's at- lack a two-goal perform- ance while Richard Ferguson, Goruk and ICcn Kerkhoff an dec! singletons. Ray Heathcolo G ary Mann and Terry Roberts replied for goat Allstate Rebuilt Engines 269 in one game Tuesday Vancouver entertains Pills- burgh, Minnesota is at St. Louis and California in Philadelphia. Marcel Dionne, who had a record 77 points for rookies last year, set the stage early ui De- on Alex Del- veccliio's opening goal and scoring two in Ihe first period. Al Karlajider added two more Deli oil goals in the second pe- riod. The Leafs, who had much the better of (he play Saturday despite the score, continued to have trouble solving veteran goallender Hoy Edwards. Martin's four goals gave him nine in Buffalo's seven games. I.iremate Gil Perrcault. who i entered the game the league's top scorer with 19 points added six more points on two goals and four assists. The PerreauIt-Mai-lin-Rene Roliert line accounted for 16 scoring points against the ex- pansionist Flames. Meanwhilc in the WIIA, Chris Bordeleau, just another face in the National Hockey J-cague, is Ihe early-season scoring paceselter in the fledgl- ing World Hockey Association. The diminulive centre, who scored four goals in nn earlier game, tallied twice Sunday night in leading Winnipeg Jets to a (1-3 win over the Philadelphia Elsewhere Sunday, Ottawa Nationals made it three straight by edging Les Nor- riique-s 3-2 at Quebec City, Min- nesota Fighting Saints five successive goals en route lo a 5-4 win over New York aiders and Chicago Cougars their first, 4-2, against Los Angelas Sharks. The NaLs. who dropped their first three games, snappci Cleveland Crusaders' win siring at five Saturday night with a 5- 3 win in Cleveland while Nev York nipped Houston Acros 3-: and Quebec downed New Kng land Whalcvs G-l. when he hit two home runs in the first game for all the runs in Oakland's 3-2 decision. Blue, after soundiog off Ihe clay be- fore, came in lo save, the game tor starter Ken Holtzmaji. SAVED BY HUNTER In the second game at Cincin- nati, Fingers gave Jim (Cat- fish) Hunter ninth-inning help and Joe Rudi hit a home run and made an outstanding catch against the left field wall to preserve a 2-1 Oakland triumph. The surpri'SjiB American League champions look s 2-0 lead back to Oakland, but the flight home was a memorable one as Epstein and Williams engaged in a shouting match. The beleaguered Reds were the Native Sons each. The Ixicals were assessed eight of Oie 10 minor penalties Eonius major infractions I were split evenly. The Sons ace action again Saturday as they host Ihe U of L for an exhibition tilt. Meanwhile the Sons' CAJI1L season will open Nov. 1 when they hcnd out on a three-game road Irip. 43-70 Chev. 6 eyl. 230 C.I. (without hen til 61-70 Dodge 6 cyl. 225 C.I. (without llcatl) 65-70 Ford 6 eyl. 240 C.I. (wilhoul I cud) Guaronlced Mr 90 days or mitej. IF above ossembliti boughl head, fluarantee ii cxlcndrd to 14 months cr miloi. Why !occ cxpcniivu repair bills on on oM rnriino tl-.al'i nn ils lasi legs. Sinipsons-Scori coniplele or hcod ore icmanvfaclvred wilh many new parfs to exacting tolerance. SERVICE STATION HOURS: 8 a.m. lo 4 p.m. Dn'ly Thuridny ontl Fiidoy unlJ 9 p.m. Ccntro Villnge and 13ffi St. N. LeGraiideur pots one EDMONTON (CPt Dave Couvcs fired two finals Saturday night lo pare University of Al- hprta Golden Bears lo n 6-3 Iriumph over University ot Cal- narv Dinosaurs in a Western reated with disdain in O a k- Canada Intercollegiate Hockey and. Fans showered left fielder exhibition game before Me Rose with eggs and en'- about 2.000 Inns, ngcs. At Oakland City Hall, a ign read: "Where's Cincinnati" Oakland fans found out soon nough. Jack Billingham, jour- teyman pitcher only a .500 ife-time record in Ihe majors, t allowed but three hits and no i uns in eight innings and won us first World Series game 1-0 iver the Athletics in Game 3. rtJGGUNG ACT Oakland took a 3-1 lead In the Scries by beating the Reds 3-2 vith a dramatic, livo-run rally the ninth inning. Williams could do no wrong his re- )lacements and the result was hrec singles by pinch-hitters, Deluding Angel Mangual's game-winning blow. Hose held in check the first four games, got back at the Oakland pitchers in Game 5 with two runs balled in as Ihe Bndolle, Sieve Gerry LeGrandeur and Rick Wyroitub also scored for the Golden Hears, who led 3-0 alter (lie first period and G-l after Short sport WAITED OAKLAND (AP) Waving signs that read "The Swinging A's Bring Baseball to Califor- fans overflowed the airport terminal Sunday night to welcome the World Scries champion AthJelics home lo Oakland. KNUDSOX TIAI'I'V NAPA, Calif. (API "How sweet it Canadian George Knudsou chortled after break- ing a two-year victory drought Sunday in the final round of the Kaiser International Open golf tournament. the 35-year-old To- ronto golfer said, "I'm gonna play one week Ihcu go home for two months. AMERICANS 1VEV BUENOS AIRES (Reutcv) The United Stales, three shots behind Australia going into the final round, rallied sapcrbly to victory in the final day of he men's world amateur team ;olf championship at Olivos near here Saturday. RETIREMENT NEAH TOKON'TO (CP) Only one race now slands between Droll Hole and retirement. The four-year-old, from John M. Benin's New York stables, made an auspicious farewell lo racing Sunday by winning the Canadian International A WORTHY SHAMPOO Oakland A's relief pilchcr Rollic Fingers, the man v.-tio Ihc As 3-2 viclory over ihe Cincinnati Reds Sunday, gels drenched in cham- pagne in Ihe dressing room during ihe victory celebration, (AP Wirephoto) Tenace threatened CINCINNATI (AP) ball park.'' arrested a 32-year-old man at j "Police later arrested Elwood Riverfront Stadium Saturday in i King ol Louisville on an open _ ii.- cnru-ptl_ Officers said he had A loaded pistol and n bottle of connection with a tlrreat on the life of Oakland .'.Metics catcher Gene Tenace. Officers said a woman in line whisky on 1'iiin. Tenace hit four home runs lo buy standing-room tickets re- agaiir-.l Cyiciimatl in [lie first ported hearing a man say: i live primes of the World Series. Gene Tenace hits a home j lie had none Saturday as the- run today, he won't out of'Keds won JM. STAMPEDE WRESTLING TONIGHT P.M. EXHIBITION AUDITORIUM NAGASAKI VS HANDCUFFEDJ VS HURST U TV WRESTLERS Oil Kings edge Cents By TIIK CANADIAN PRESS The rhutout goaltcnding o( Eel Humphries provided Saska- toon a 5-0 victory Sunday over licgina 1'als and moved the niadps inlo Ihircl place ill the division of Ilio Canada Hockey Lcncue. Kdmoiilon Oil Kings came from behind (o edge Calgary C'cnlcnnials 2-1 Sunday and move lo u-ilhin a point of lead- ing Medicine lint Tigers, who selllix] for a 4-1 tic wilh New Wcslininsler Tiruins Saturday in Ilic v.cslovn diviyion. In nlner weekend play, nran- don Kings dcfeaied Jel.s 5-3 (o remain o n top in the eastern division, Ihe llniins ended in a 2-2 lie wiih Swift din-on! Broncos Sunday inul Vir- loria Cougars 4-3 Saturday and Sundav. Reds won 5-4 and sent Series back (o Cincinnati. nace hit his fourth home run in that game to tie a Series record shared by four others, including Babe Ruth. Cincinnati pounded the ball in the sixth game. The Reds scored five ruas in Ihe seventh inning as IJoljby Tolan and Ce- sar Geronimo delivered two-run j singles route to nn B-l vic- tory. CHARLEY'S HEVFAGK Finley, the eccentric Oakland OttTier, sat sourly near the Ath- letics' dugout and took abiiie from Die CjnLinnali tans. His day came Sunday, how- ever, when Tenace and Sal Hsndo drilled nm-scoring dou- bles in the sixth inning and Fi- gcrs came on in (he eighth to pet Ihe Athletics out of trouble in Ihc deriding game. Finley, one of baseball's con- troversial owners, also was one of ihe most emotional after the final-game viclory. Bedecked1 iif a rich green Jacket and gold panls. the oivncr elbowed his through Ihc crowded Oakland dressing room and spilled champagne on everyone within range. lie also kissed Williams on the check. ''Neither club is better than Ibf said Williams. Praise came easy from n man who had achieved his goal. CAME SIX Oakland OOfrOia Cine in nail (HO Ml JQX_ fO-IJ LPckrr Hoi-lrn 171 and Icnacc; iJcla. Slry (S) (3-D norrxn W Mall Drnth HA: Cin-Bench icrlei tied 11 CAME SEVEN Oakland Cincinnati Oclom, Hunlfi 100 001 OM- 1 M3 CIO- J 13 01 (i) Br.'l viorid ;