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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14__THE LFTHBRIDOE OctotW 27.1973 SPieiAL FUNSIIKIM HAWAIIAN HOLIDAY 17 nltM. depart Cilgwy 31 from 1439. ptr (MfMNi (tharlng) tart, accommodation, tic. ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL pFMTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 32S-M01 Pat Sullivan "Somebody up there loves Yogi Berra" read a paragraph in an article I recently read. No one in baseball has made more left hand turns that turn- ed out right than Lawrence Peter Berra. Even the out patients from an institution that called the New York Mets theirs couldn't bring about misfortune for Yogi. It seems that everyone, sooner or later, loves Yogi. My daughter Megan doesn't even know anything about baseball but she thinks Yogi is cute. She was so disappointed when Yogi Bear didn't appear on the screen during the World Series after the an- nouncer said his name that it took her all of five minutes to make up her mind that Yogi Berra was just as cute. I have heard rumblings that Berra was outmanaged in the World Series which the Mets lost in seven games to Oakland Athletics. Maybe so, but I can't for the life of me find fault with Berra. After all. who would have believed Tom Seaver could pitch two games and not at least win one? Berra, as manager of the Mets, was on the brink of oc- cupational disaster. His team, this past year was in last place in the east division of the National League, as late as July 8 and 12 games behind the leaders. Who could believe, then, that they would win the pennant and come close to being world champs? But it has been that way for Berra for a good many years. Before becoming a New York Yankee Berra was touted by the St. Louis Cardinals along with Joe Garagiola. Balding Joe received a bonus for signing. Yogi wanted the same amount The Cardinals offered and Berra said NO. How was he penalized? The Yankees signed him and during his 17 years with the Yanks Berra got rich on the 14 World Series checks he cashed. The Cardinals and Garagiola never won a pennent during that time. i Berra was so bad in his rookie year behind the plate that he was moved to right field. But if you visit the Baseball Hall of Fame, the same place where Murray Mills' glove and spikes are to be sent he tells me, you will see Bera enshrined under the catcher category. Berra managed the New York Yankees in 1964. They won the pennant, lost to St. Louis in the World Series and Yogi was sent packing. Stories say Yogi wasn't hired by the Mets because of his knowledge of baseball. For example, when a manger tried to "correct" Yogi's habit of swinging at bad pitches, Berra responded "I can't hit and think at the same time." People would have you believe that Berra is playing with a short deck. But if he hasn't got all the cards the ones he has are all aces. Last spring Gil Hodges suddenly died. The Mets needed a manager. Berra. then a coach, was chosen amid the moans of many. Why Berra? This past year Yogi's club suffered a number of injuries to key players. "I'm doing the best I can with what I got" he explained in July. It almost wasn't enough. The fans were screaming for his head. There was no word of encouragement from the front office. In fact. Willie Mays, the darling of the owners, came and went as he pleased, thus kicking harder the underpinnings of Berra's authority. The manager, however, withstood. Berra stuck with it. The club returned to good health and the rest became history. Now he has a new three-year contract. I would be remiss if I didn't realte my favorite Yogi Berra story. It seems that during his days of success with the Yankees he received a number of awards, most times it was a watch or ring. One particular group asked Yogi if there wasn't something else they could get him. Yogi replied "my wife collects anti- ques Well, the organization found a beautiful grandfather clock. When the banquet was over and all were headed home, Yogi walked out of the Hilton Hotel in New York with the clock over his shoulder. Upon stepping onto the street he hit a drunk smack in the side of the head with the clock. Concerned about the clock Yogi yelled at the drunk "why don't you watch where you're going you stupid To which the drunk replied "Why don't you wear a wrist watch like the rest of The stories are many about Yogi. But the best one of all it would seem is the one about "somebody up there who digs Yogi." AIR BASEBALL RULES SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Major league baseball's general managers will meet here Oct. 29-31 to discuss possible changes in baseball laws. A baseball spokesman said Monday recommen- dations will be discussed for consideration at the winter meetings in Houston. PLANS TITLE DEFENCE SANTA FE, Argentina (Reuter) World middleweight champion Carlos Monzon of Argentina will defend his title against Jose Napoles of Mexico, the world welterweight cham- pion, in Paris, Dec. 8, Monzon told reporters Monday. THE Workmen's Compensation Board ALBERTA FIRST AID CLASS LETHBRIDGE Scandinavian Hall Oct 29-30 Nov. (Complete Course 8 evenings) p.m. p.m. eich evening No Chcrgt for Workman Undor Act The Herald- Sports See it coming Lethbridge Pronghorns netminder Rod Morrice bridge mates dropped a 4-3 decision to Red Deer has his back to the camera as he sets to stop a Red Friday in the first game of the season. Deer King shot. Morrice and his University of Leth- Pronghorns were so-so By LLOYD YAMAGISHI Herald Sports Writer The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns left a few hundred supporters with mixed feelings as they suf- fered a 4-3 setback to the hands of the Red Deer College Kings at the Henderson Lake Ice Centre Friday night. The Pronghorns, who were reported to be "psyched up" for their Alberta College Athletic Conference Hockey League debut, came up with a so so effort and as a result had their intentions of an opening victory stymied. A number of possible reasons could be cited for their mediocre efforts and they all relate to psy- chological pressures for the exception of one. Psychological pressures such as, coming up with a high performance level in front of a home crowd; playing against former coach Al Ferchuk. who is now handling the Kings: and the possibility of still not knowing each other as teammates, could have made them try too hard producing a detrimental affect on their performance. On the other hand, another factor which is related to fun- damentals of the game could have been the major cause in their loss. Time and again the Pronghorns were caught out of position scrambling from place to place keying only on the puck carrier. It wouldn't be fair to say the Pronghorns were the only guilty ones as the Kings seemed to be play- ing follow the leader at times. Kings' coach, Ferchuk, would back this statement up as he made similar comments after the game. "The game was a little ragged and scrambly at times, but I guess we have to remember it's only the first game of the season." "I think both teams will start to click once they see more he said. On the other hand, Pronghorns' coach. Gary Bartlett, had more or less speculated that his club would play in this fashion in the season opener. Sporting similar views, Bartlett felt the players need- ed a few more games before they settled down into positional play and worked as a team. "We'll start to click with lit- 'EAR A SHORT, >ANtrv-CANl V'AV NEVER EVEN MADE THE SCHOOL TEAAV, WHAT'S BEST POSITION P 'E RUNS ROUND THE LAMP-TOSTS AN ATTACKER, IF B RUNS IN1D THEM "E'S A TJEFENDER.' DUNLOP FORD'S Exhibition Pavilion November 6th to 10th CANADA'S NO. 1 LOADER BOBCAT PHONE 328-4765 UntoKs Hauls 'lift! Stawb 4 dkeel drive 4 models SOOft. to DM) with or AUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTOR C and J EQUIPMENT RENTALS 1410 2nd Avt. S., Summaries RED DEER 4, LETHBRIDGE 3 Firtt 1. Red Deer, Scott (Jacobson, Whitford) Penalties Myhre. Lasby, Johnson, Kist. Spencer and Spencer. Second period 2. Lethbridge, Stewart 3. Red Deer, Jensen (Weisbrod) 4. Lethbridge, Smith (Schalk) Penalties Jensen. Kist. Schalin, Weisgerber (miscon- duct, game Marasco. Spencer and Kist. Third period 5 Lethbridge, Lasby (Johnson, Stewart) 6. Red Deer, Scott (Jacobson) 1-18; 7. Red Doer, Schalin 8 02. Penalties Stewart, Foord and Hoffarth. tie more action and I'm not at all disappointed with the club's performance tonight." "I thought we'd lose by three or four goals against Red Deer, but the players stuck in their and we near won he said. The Pronghorns were indeed close to a victory in the hard fought 60 minute battle but were unable to turn the trick. The Kings jumped to a 1-0 first period lead on Greg Scott's first of two goals at the mark. Jim Stewart pulled the Pronghorns even just two minutes into the second frame but it wasn't to last long as Phil Jensen tallied for the visitors 50 seconds later. Pronghorns' scrappy forward, Guy Smith, who was playing with a tape ankle, pulled his teammates even once again tallying at the mark of the period. Going into the final period deadlocked the Pronghorns took the lead for the first time of the game on Bill Lasby's goal after 17 seconds of action. However, the lead was short lived as the Kings rifled in two quick goals to earn the victory. Scott's second goal of the evening tied the game 3-3 while Barry Schalin fired in the tie breaker. Meanwhile the Pronghorns were assessed seven of 15 minor penalties and picked up the only 10 minute miscon- duct and game misconduct. Pronghorn's captain, Mike Weisgerber, was tagged with the misconduct penalties after disputing a call made by referee Jerry Gray. The two clubs will see ac- tion again tonight at p.m. at Henderson. ICE CHIPS-Goalie Rod Morrcie and defenceman Wayne Kist were the only two veterans who stood out for the Pronghorns Rookies Rob Amatto and Alvaro Zanolli could be helpful ad- ditions to the local club with a little more ice time This also holds true for former U of L Chinook Jim Stewart who looked pretty good for a kid who hasn't been on the blades for the past three years Wilf Foord of the Kings was the outstanding player of the game as he stuck out like a sore thumb. DON KIRKHAM INSURANCE AGENCIES LTD. 1 Continues to Serve Southern Alberta Fire-Auto-Personal- Commercial DOUG BOYER Sales Representative 308 9th St. S. Phone 328-1228 LETHBRIDQE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Lowor 7th SlrMl Shopping Mill MlMM (4O3) ttt-7411 S.C.M. TYPEWRITERS Maple rides Secretariat TORONTO (CP) Eddie Maple, who has never before been aboard Secretariat in a race, will ride the three-year- old superhorse in Sunday's Canadian International Championship at Woodbine race track. Eleven other thoroughbreds were also entered Friday for the test over grass. Although no rider was nam- ed on Secretariat's entry form, trainer Lucien Laurin said in New York that Maple, a 25-year-old native of Carrolloton, Ohio, will replace regular jockey Ron Turcotte. Turcotte, from Grand Falls, N.B., who began his riding career 12 years ago, was set down for five days effective today for a riding infraction at Aqueduct race track in New York on Wednesday. Laurin said he has con- fidence in Maple, who is the regular jockey for Secretariat's stablemate, Riva Ridge. "Eddie has done extremely well with our Riva the former Montreal jockey said before catching a plane back to Toronto. "We have been pleased with his work." Secretariat, who this year won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes to become the first U.S. Triple Crown winner in 25 years, will be lightweighted for the race at 117 pounds along with the only other three-year-old entries Top of the Day and Golden Don. Super Red, drew the outside position in the 12-horse field that includes Kennedy Road, former Cana- dian Horse of the Year, runn- ing in the colors of Mrs. A. W. Stollery of Toronto. Maple will have the distinc- tion of being aboard the two outstanding Meadow Stable horses in their final races before being retired to stud. Riva Ridge, which won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness in 1972, will be making his final start Satur- day in the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Aqueduct. Mrs. Penny Tweedy, operator of the stable, wants Secretariat to go out a winner in Sunday's race. Barring an upset, the chestnut colt, syn- dicated for will go into retirement. The entry of 12 horses in the field raises the gross value of the Canadian International Championship to with going to the winner. Second place will be worth with going to the third-place finisher and for fourth. Using the European scale of weights, the older horses in the field will carry 126 pounds with the only filly in the field, Tico's Donna, going away with a three-pound weight advantage of 123 pounds. TIRE SPORT NATIONAL East East England NY York NY Ang Los Angeles St. 19 1 NHL Esposito, Hodge. Cournoyer. Martin. Orr, Lemaire, Boudrias, Redmond, Libett. WQESTERN CANADA Eastern Division W L T F A PI Brandon Fhn Flon Saskatoon Regina 8 0 1 56 35 17 5 3 3 51 47 13 5 2 1 35 19 11 5 3 0 46 23 10 Swift Current 3 3 2 30 38 New WestmmS 8 7 1 34 61 7 Kamloops 1 7 1 33 50 3 Medicine Hat 5 3 1 51 38 11 Calgary 5 1 New minster 1 39 19 11 West- 3 7 1 34 61 7 Kamloopsl 7 1 3350 3 Edmonton 1 4 0 17 24 2 Victoria 1 6 0 21 49 2 BASKETBALL SCORES NBA Boston 113 New York 101 Milwaukee 98 Philadelphia 92 Chicago 121 Houston 113 Buffalo 104 Cleveland 97 KC-Omaha 98 Phoenix 93 Los Angeles 94 Detroit 92 Portland 127 Atlanta 110 Golden State 117 Seattle 110 ABA Kentucky 104 Virginia 99 Memphis 93 Indiana 91 San Antonio 88 New York 87 Carolina 109 Denver 104 San Diego 122 Utah 102 Vancouver 8 Detroit 3 Atlanta 3 California 1 World Toronto 3 Winnipeg 3 Quebec 5 Minnesota 4 Cleveland 3 Los Angeles 1 American Cincinnati 4 Springfield 0 Jacksonville 6 New Haven 2 Hershey 1 Richmond 1 Providence 9 Rochester 4 Western Salt Lake 9 Phoenix 6 Denver 5 San Diego 2 International Saginaw 7 Toledo 5 Western international Trail 7 Spokane 3 Kimberley 10 Cranbrook 1 Western Canada Regina 5 Saskatoon 3 Calgary 3 Edmonton 1 Flin Flon 10 Winnipeg 5 Manitoba Junior Brandon 7 Kenora 2 Selkirk 4 Dauphin 1 St. Boniface 9 Portage 5 Saskatchewan Junior Humboldt 12 Melville 2 Yorkton 5 Notre Dame 4 Regina Pats 7 Prince Albert 3 Estevan 4 North Battleford 3 B.C. Junior Kelowna 4 Nanaimo 1 Vernon 5 Chilliwack 4 JUNIOR B HOCKEY Sunday, October 28 Y's Men's Native Sons vs Alberta Champion Calgary Totems 2p.m. Henderson Ice Centre ;