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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 7, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE IETH6RIDOE HERALD Friday. September 7, 1973 Virdon dismissed Pittsburgh Pirate manager Bill Virdon, 42, was fired Thursday as managet of the club. Danny Murtagh replaced him a t the helm of the struggling Pirates. Dodgers in lose seven straight Expos edge closer to Cards' nest By THE CANADIAN PRESS Veteran reliever Chuck Tay- lor, using a re-discovered sli- der, gave himself and Montreal Expos a new lease on their baseball lives Thursday night. Taylor, just back from the minor leagues, took over for starter Balor Moors in the fourth inning and allowed just one run on three hits the rest of the way as the downed Murtaugh takes Virdon's post Chicago Cubs 5-3 in a National i Tonight, New York Mets play a doubleheader at Montreal. Scheduled starting pitchers are Jon Matlack and George Stone for the Mets and Mike Torrez and Steve Renko for the Expos. Tonight's other National League games have the Reds visiting Atlanta Braves, Hous- ton Astros at San Francisco Gi- PITTSBURGH (AP) Pitts- burgh Pirates announced Thurs- day they have relieved Bill Vir- don of his managerial duties and brought Danny Murtaugh back from the front office to finish out the baseball season in Virdon's place. The shuffle was announced by general manager Joe L. Brown at a news conference. Brown also said Murtaugh would serve as manager for the 1974 season. Murtaugh, 56, stepped aside as Pirate manager Nov. 23, 1971, and was appointed direc- :or of player acquisition and de- velopment. Virdon. 42. had been Mur- :augh's right-hand man during the 1970 and 1971 seasons and often stepped in to serve for Five men charged for lying I Murtaugh when the latter was sidelined with illness. But the team had been en- countering increasing troubles this season, and on Wednesday night, finished a crucial four- game series with St. Louis Car- dinals, who lead the Pirates by three games in the National League East. The Pirates won the first game with the Cards, but lost the next three. WON TWO SERIES Murtaugh guided the Pirates to two World Series champion- ships, the first in 1960 and the second in 1971, retiring once in between because of poor health. His first stint as manager was from 1957-67, when he stepped aside because of a heart problem. But the trouble abated, and Murtaugh came back as manager in 1970 to re- place the fired Harry Walker. Brown said he decided to re- place Virdon early Thursday morning, following the Pirates' 5-3 loss to the Cards. Virdon said he learned of the decision Thursday afternoon in a closed meeting with Brown. "I'm going to Springfield, Mo., for a few days to rest and relax, but I'll still be rooting for the Virdon said. Springield is his hometown. NEW YORK Five', fry" in the investigation. The men have been indicted on j main targets, believed to in-' York after the FBI said it found in the betting charges of lying to a grand jury j elude some harness drivers and patterns for races at Roosevelt, investigating fixed "superfecta" j several persons with con-, Yonkers and Monticello race- harness horse races, it was re- j nections to organized crime, are ways. vealed Thursday. Ten other persons have been arrested on similar charges and not expected to be revealed for j Published stories have said several weeks. that almost all the superfecta The 15 indicted or arrested so races at the three tracks were are awaiting grand jury action, far on perjury charges were de- fixed by bribing drivers to hold sources said. 'I scribed" as back their horses so they would All were described as "small j that is people who bought win- not finish among the first four. i ning superfecta tickets for 90 Payoffs on the superfecta av- eraged and ran as high as With eight horses in the race, it would cost to bet every j per cent of their value. They were used by the real owners of to disguise their the tickets identitv. Superfecta races, in which a i possibility. If only seven of the r __j_ i. T___i A _ i. _ .t be sure before you shoot! shooting accidents maim or Mi because !ne man behind the gun can't well Enough. IF YOU HUNT Give your eyes the same care you give your gun have them examined at least once a year Obey the rules for hunter's apparel but wear some item of fluorescent blate too the color judged easiest seen vision experts ALBERTA OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION bettor must pick the first four i finishers in order, were dis- I continued last March in New i Who else i but Jack eight horses had to be consid- ered, the price drops to With only six unfixed con- tenders, the cost is and for five it is If only four horses are in real contention, all possibilities can be covered for i Those League game. The win moved Montreal past Pittsburgh Pirates into second place in the National League East, three games behind first- place St. Louis Cardinals. San Diego Padres nipped the I floundering Los Angeles Dodg- ers 3-? in Thursday's only other National League game. In the American League, Cleveland Indians clobbered De- troit Tigers 10-4, New York Yankees stopped Milwaukee Brewers 8-6, Chicago White Sox blanked Minnesota Twins 6-0 and Oakland A's tripped Cali- fornia Angels 6-4. HOMER DOES IT First baseman Mike Jorgen- sen gave the Expos all the runs they needed with a grand-slam home run in the first inning. Moore was working on a one- hitter when Paul Popovich lad off the fourth inning with a homer. When he walked in another run after the Cubs loaded the basss, the Expos brought in Taylor, who was just called up from the minors. Taylor got pinch-hitter Gene Hiser to bounce into a rally-kill- ing double play. "I had a real good he said. "I worked on it in tba In- ternational League with Penin- sula Whips all summer and it came back. I think I can help the club with it." Fred Kendall ants, the Padres at Los Ange- les, the Cardinals at Chicago and the Pirates at Philadelphia. In the American League, the Orioles are at Cleveland, the Brewers at New York, the Ti- gers at Boston Red Sox, Califor- nia Angels at Kansas City, the White Sox at Minnesota and the A's at Texas Rangers. Ebonv Hawks V hit sidelines indicted on perjury charges were Andrew Capolla, Giro Brone. Carmello Cardillo, j Sebastian Pace, and Louis Val- i dez. i Those arrested on perjury i charges and awaiting grand AKRON, Ohio (AP) Pro j jury action were Alexander Kal- golf's Big Four winners square I linikos, David Kraft, Albert 1 off in the game's World Series Lada, Edward Koscikiewicz, this weekend Herman Stielman, Fred Weins- tcin, Joseph F. Pinto. Nicholas Jack Nicklaus in the favorite's role. The Golden Bear, a four-time winner of this event, is making Ms ninth appearance in the World Series of Golf while the other three competitors are starting for the first time. Nicklaus has taken more than a quarter of a million dollars out of this 36 hole tournament that brings together the most exclusive field in the world. Nicklaus got in as the winner on the season's last major title, the PGA. Locovella, Ada Silverman Fred VerlangO. All bail. and RICHMOND, B.C. (CP) Two teams that seem to gei to- gether every September are meeting again Sunday in Ibis Vancouver suburb in the first game of the best-of-seven series for the Minto Cup, emblematic of supremacy in Canadian jun- ior lacrosse. It will be the third straight year that the defending cham- pion Peterborough PCOs have met the Richmond Roadrunners in the national junior final series. games will be played in the West, with the second, third and fourth games set for New West- minster Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday respectively. Should more games be neces- sary, they'll be played in New Westminster Sept. 15, 16 and 18. TEAM STILL STRONG Tli e Peterborough team should be as strong as two years ago when it took a Rich- mond team, strengthened by four pickups, everything it had to subdue the East. PCOs won singled horns Dave Roberts with the winning run for the Padres against the Dodgers, who lost their seventh in a row and fell 2% games be- hind Cincinnati Reds in the Na- tional League West. HITS TWO HOMERS Chris Chambliss slugged two home runs for the Indians, the second keying a seven-run four inning that put the game out of reach. The Yankees scored four runs 1 in the eighth inning, three on a homer by Mike Hegan, to beat the Brewers. Stan Bahnsen I checked the Twins on four hits i as he picked up his 18th win for the White Sox. 1 Vida Blue needed relief help from Horacio Pina and Paul Lindblad to win his 16th game for the A's, who moved 5% games in front of Kansas City Royals in the American League West. In 1971 the series went seven 26 of 28 league games this sea- games and attracted spectators, the largest turnout for a final in the history of Ca- nadian junior lacrosse. Rich- mond the last game in overtime in nearby New West- minster. Peterborough bounced back last year and swept the series were released without in four straight, playing at ihome. This time around, all son including a 25-0 decision over once-mighty Oshawa Green Gaels. Back again are Jim Johnston, Bob Wasson, Guy Legault, Jan Magee, Greg Lustic and Jim Gow. PCOs did not have a player in the top 10 scorers in the Ontario junior circuit, which suggests that a team effort wins for them. Taber show set for this evening The first performance of the Taber Indoor Chinook Amateur Rodeo will kickoff tonight at in the Tsber Civic Centre. The final performance slated for Saturday night. The McGowan Rodeo stock will be supplying the action and the announcer will be Taber's Gary Jensen. The five major rodeo events will be featured plus gals barrel racing, boys steer riding and the wild and woolly pony race. HALIFAX (Special) Taber Ebony Hawks hit the sidelines in the 1973 Canadian senior B lacrosse championship finals after suffering a 17-7 loss to British Columbia Thursday night. The Hawks, who concluded the single round-robin playoff series with a 1-3 record, are now eliminated from further play along side Nova Scotia and Manitoba. Nova Scotia finished play with a 2-2 standing while Mani- toba was 1-3. Ontario earned an easy berth into the sudden-death final with a 4-0 record while a sur- prising B.C. squad captured the other spot. The B.C. club, who were win- less after their first two games, battled back with a pair of vic- tories Thursday and advanced to the finals by sporting a lower goals for-and-against ratio than Nova Scotia. The final game will be staged tonight, Meanwhile the unpredictable B.C. squad outshot the Hawks 34-10 in the third period to pick up the lop-sided decision and a berth into the finals. During the three periods, Ihe Hawks were outshot 53-29 and trailed 5-3 after the first period and 104 after the second. Ken Boychuk led the Hawks with three goals while singles were notched by Ken Gregus, Art Bareham, Dave Smith and Darrel Bosnak. Mike Mushins tallied four times for the winners. In other games staged Thurs- day, Ontario crushed Nova Sco- tia 13-7 and B.C. whipped Mani- toba 13-7. Local club hosts first swim meet Eight southern Alberta swim clubs will converge on the Leth- bridge Fritz Sick swimming pool for the first annual Leth- Invitational Meet Saturday. Swim clubs joining the host team will travel from the Crowsnest Pass, Brooks, Medi- cine Hat, Redcliff, Claresholm, Pincher Creek and Raymond. Tne first annual event will have swimmers divided into age groups with trophies awarded to the outstanding competitor in each category. A team aggregate trophy will also be awarded to the swim club that accumulates the most points during the day. Points will be awarded to the first five finishers in each event on a 7, 5, 4, 3 and 2 distribution. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES NATIONAL LEAGUE East W L jf. Louis...... 72 Montreal 68 ittsburgh..... 67 Yew York 44 Ihiccgo 65 Pet. GBL 68 .514 70 .493 3 69 .493 73 MS .471 43 77 .450 3 6 9 NFL ready to retaliate a 90 With 8 gears to choose from, you're ready to face almost any terrain; four high-range speeds get you where you're going on the road, and at the flip of a switch you have four low-range speeds to use when you get there. And when you do, there are features like knobby tires, high exhaust pipe and a reserve gas tank to' see you through. ONLY S jn you ao, mere 579 LETHBRIDGE HONDA CENTRE 1117 2nd AVL S. PHONE 327-8889 CLOSED MONDAY OPEN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY UNTIL 9 P.M. Ample Free Parking Bill issued to bar blackouts WASHINGTON (AP) The I cal blackouts of NFL games. Senate passed by a vote of 76 to 6 and sent to the House of Rep- resentatives Thursday a bill to bar hometown blackouts of pro- fessional sports if the games are sold out 72 hours in ad- vance. The legislation would expire one year after enactment, al- lowing time to determine whether telcasting some home games would result in reduced attendance, as some team own- ers contend. Meanwhile, National Football League commissioner Pete Ro- zelle said the league might limit its television agreement with the networks to a single game each week if Congress bans lo- Rozelle told the House com- munications subcommittee that the NFL would have to recon- sider its television policy if Con- gress passes the blackout ban and the 2ft league clubs begin showing an attendance decline. He said televising a single, national, game-of-the-week is "far and away the most eco- nomically-productive use of television by professional sports leagues." MAY BE DEPRIVED "The NFL member clubs would then be left to fend for themselves in an attempt to make individual arrangements for their own Rozelle said. "And I can assure you that How do some people afford those cars they're driving? They lease them Smart people. Leasing puts them in a new ear without a down payment. And we make it easy: Any type of lease plan on any make or model of car. Our own ser- vice department, plus full-time lease experts. Get more car and more core for your money. Call for the facts. Phone ROY MclNTOSH at 328-9271 now! Ol nine CHRYSLER DODGE LTO. CHRYSLER KflSING SYSFIM CORNER OF 3rd AVE. and llth ST. S. PHONE 328-9271 if that situation should come to pass, most NFL cities would be deprived of the away games of their home teams." Under the current contract, all NFL games are telecast on at least a regional basis, but the towns where the games are being played are blacked out. Rozelle told the House sub- committee that his statement was not a threat. But Torbert H. McDonald, subcommittee chairman, re- plied: "It's not a threat? It's like taking out a gun. pointing to a guy's head and saying, Tin not going to shoot you.' Senator John 0. Pastore, sponsor of the Senate-passed bill, said: "There is no punitive motive on the part of Congress. We are just saying to the teams: We gave you a whole loaf, we want a slice back." REFERS TO ACTIONS The reference was to two antitrust actions granted by professional sports earlier by Congress. One allows the teams to negotiate as a unit in selling their games to television net- works. The other authorized blackouts of games within 75 miles of the home team's city. The Senate's anti-blackout provision would apply to profes- sional football, basketball, base- ball and hockey teams. Spon- sors said they hope to have it enacted before the current Na- tional Football League season opens Sept. 16. Pastor pointed out tot in 1961, before Congress granted the antitrust exemptions, each NFL team received in revenue from telecasts. Senator Morlow W. Cook said Congress must make clear that it will not stand for the profes- sional teams to hold back one- half dozen tickets each week and use that as a subterfuge to prevent local fans from seeing the home team. "If that happens, the law will become permanent sooner than they said Pastore. After testifying, Eozelle said the NFL would lift the local TV ban on home games if the House and Senate pass "defini- tive" legislation and would not wait for President Nixon to sign the measure. West :incinnati 85 55 .607 Los Angeles 83 58 .589 V2 an Francisco 79 59 .572 5 Houston1.....71 71 .500 15 Atlanta ......67 74 .475 18'; San Diego 50 89 .360 341j TODAY'S GAMES St. Louis Wise (13-10) at Chicago Hooton (11-13) New York Matlack (11-15) and Koos- man (12-14) at Montreal Torrez (9-11) and Renko (12-9) Pittsburgh Klson (0-0) at Philadel- phia Brett (12-7) Cincinnati Grimsley (13-8) at Atlan- to Schueler (7-7) San Diego Arlin (9-13) at Los An- geles Osteen H6-7) Houston Roberts (14-9) at San Fran- cisco Marichal (10-11) THURSDAY'S RESULTS Chicago OM 209 3 7 t Montreal 400 100 SSI Reuschel (12-14) Laroche (3) Paul (5) Bonham <7) and Rudolph; Moore, Taylor, (1-0) (4) and Stinson. HR: Cht Popovich (2) Santo Jorgensen San Diego .110 002 374 Los Angeles 000 000 2 6 1 Jones Romo (7) Caldwell Corkins (9) and Kendall; Sutton (16- Ferguson AMERICAN LEAGUE East W L Pet. Baltimore 79 57 .581 Boston Detroit New York Milwaukee Cleveland Oakland Kansas City Chicago Minnesota California Texas West 77 63 74 67 71 69 67 82 61 81 82 57 76 62 70 70 67 71 61 73 91 .550 .525 .507 .482 .430 .590 .551 .500 .484 .459 .341 GBL 10 21 12' '3 18 TODAY'S GAMES Oakland Odom (4-11) or Holtzmsn (20-11) at Texas Hudson (4-1) California Ryan (16-15) at Kansas City Busby (14-12) Chicago Wood (22-18) at Minnesota Decker (9-6) Baltimore McNally H4-U) at Cleve- land G. Perry (15-18) Milwaukee Saton (11-11) at New Yorl: McDowell <5-6) Detroit J. Perry (1311) at Boston Pattin (12-13) THURSDAY'S RESULTS Detroit SOO 100 4 13 0 Cleveland 100 781 21 1 Fryman Strahler (4) Farmer (4) Holdsworth (7) and Didler; (11-4) and Duncan. HRs: bliss (2) Milwaukee oil 100 1 New York 012 010 S 10 0 Colborn, Short Rcdriauez (7-6) Velazquez (8) and Porter; Dob- son, McDaniel (12-3) (8) and Moses, Dempsey HRs: white Hegan Chicago 210 101 S 18 d Minnesota COO 000 I 4 1 Bahnsen (18-16) and Herrmann; Fife Bane Campbell (9) and Mitlerwald. Oakland ..'00 012 11 1 California OOt 102 474 Blfe Pina Lindblad (8) and Fosse; Wright Lange Barber (9) end Torbcrg, Stelrnaszek HRs: Cal Oliver Robin- son FOOTBALL STANDINGS Eastern Conference W L T F A Pts 4 1 1 117 113 9 Toronto Hamilton Montreal Ottawa Western Conference W 5 3 3 3 1 Sask. Edmonton Calgary B.C. Winnipeg 0 130 83 6 1 SS S 0 99 114 4 T F A Pts 0 133 98 10 0 121 111 6 0 79 111 6 0 134 161 6 0 110 129 2 CHILDREN'S CLASSES 14 YRS. AND UNDER TUES- AND THURS. 6 P.M. Now until Sept. 18th............, I Cm Month CAM for two in same L.U family under 14 ORR KARATE KUNG FU STUDIOS 258A 13th ST. N. PHONE 328-1241 SEIBERL G78-4 PLY POLYESTER TIRES 26 .95 Each ELRICH TIRE LTD. 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