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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 12, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, September 12, 1973 FABULOUS LAS VEGAS 5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION Circus Circus Many Several from Calgary Only S215.00 rtn. per person (double occupancy) ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 328-3201 Hetald- Sports LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Lower Level 7th Street Shopping Mall Lethbridge, Alberta Phone (403) 328-7411 HOMEAND OFFICE SAFES Baseball has seen some strange occurances in 1973 Oddball season now in the final stages NEW YORK (AP) Sex, sabotage, violence and in- trigue made the 1973 baseball scene an oddball season with more plot than a movie thriller. There have been the usual beanball wars, wholesale brawls, spitball flareups and pillow fights over the long summer. But this year, the kinky has upstaged the commonplace with such bizzare affairs as: New York Yankee pitchers made the headlines as wife-swappers. tried to sabotage their home field to avoid play- ing an International League doubleheader. Texas League game was cancelled when the field was purposely flooded and part of the pitcher's mound torn up by vandals. FROWN ON SWITCH ace pitcher threw bats on the field instead of balls. team was accused of us- ing its mascot as a spy to pick off signs. Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich of the Yankees raised eyebrows during spring train- ing with their wife-swapping revelations. The pitchers revealed that they had traded cluding wives, children and dogs. Not only did the situation create a generally bad image for the players, it didn't do much for their careers, ei- ther. Kekich was eventually traded and both have had off years. In Amarillo. Tex., a sched- uled Texas League game be- tween Amarillo and Midland was cancelled when home team officials discovered van- dalism at the ballpark. Someone had turned on the main water line and soaked parts of the infield and mas- sive holes were dug on the pitcher's mound. WATER JOB BACKFIRES' There was vandalism also at the home park of the Rich- mond, Va., Braves of the In- ternational League, but this time the culprits were cor- nered. General manager Roger Bottorff of the Braves dis- closed some of his players had soaked Parker Field in a deliberate attempt to wash out a twi-night doubleheader against Tidewater appropriate name for the oc- casion. Bottorff said players in- serted hoses under tarpaulins covering home plate and the pitcher's mound and also plac- ed a hose in the area of second base. But the double-dealing didn't do the trick. They played the won both games. Afterwards, Bottorff watered down some of the players' paycheques. In Chicago, Cubs' right- hander Ferguson Jenkins threw some high, hard but they weren't pitches. The one-time National League Cy Young Award winner from Chatham, Ont., had a temper tantrum one day and threw four bats on the field from the dugout. 'ONE OF THOSE THINGS' "I wanted the bat boy to have a chance to do some said Jenkins in a tongue-in-cheek explanation. The pitcher later explained, his bat-throwing was the re- sult of "a lot of things build- ing up since the beginning of the year." "It's been building said sympathetic Chicago out- fielder Billy Williams. "Here's a guy who has won 20 games in each of the last six years and nothing is going right. It was just one of those things." "I had to let off said Jenkins. "I don't know if I feel better, or not. The same things are still there." In Milwaukee, the Brewers were accused of using im- moral cloak-and-dagger meth- ods against Texas Rangers. After losing a doubleheader, Whitey Herzog, then the Tex- as manager, alleged that the Brewers were stealing pitching signs with the help of an employee nicknamed "Ber- nie stationed in a large imitation beer stein in the centre field bleachers and using binoculars to steal the catcher's signs Herzog's complaints got some action. The mascot's companion, a fellow who shoots up balloons following Brewer home runs, was ejected from the chalet. "Ber- nie" remained. Other incidents while not as outrageous, were certainly in- teresting. Orlando Cepeda of Boston Red Sox challenged a vocif- erous fan in Chicago and even chased him into the stands. Bill Virdon, then manager of Pittsburgh Pirates, had headline-making episodes with two of his Richie Hebner and pitcher Dock Ellis. Hebner got sore when Vir- No sense being last Phillies spoilers It now turns out that the team to beat in the National League East Division is Philadelphia Phillies. They may not win the divi- sion baseball race, but they'll have a lot to say about who does. The last-place Phillies, who have played the role of "spoiler" lately, did it again Tuesday night with a 6-4 vic- tory over New York Mets. "There is no sense playing 162 games and finishing last." said Philadelphia's Greg Lu- zinski. who hit two home runs against the Mets. "We have a chance to get as high as se- cond place and until we're out Happy Hank Hank Aaron waves to the crowd as he continues his relentless charge at Babe Ruth's home run record of 714. Hank, of the Atlanta Braves, now has 710 and will be the focus of attention throughout the baseball world as the season nears an end. Sports clinic ready to go The University of Lethbridge physical education department have added three high ranking resource per- sonnel to aid J. Dallas Shirley in the "Sports Officials Workshop" to be staged this weekend. The workshop sponsored jointly by the U of L physical ANGLEMONT RESORTS On beautiful Shuswap Lake B.C., offers to the people of Lethbridge a sneak preview of what we "IMSTOREFOR74" Recreational Paradise-Accomodation in our luxurious housekeeping units situated on Shuswap Lake. Boat- ing, Fishing, Skiing, Golfing, and Skidooing. Dining in our superb rustic lodge next to our own air strip. Horse- back riding thru some of the most gorgeous property in B.C. For free film showing of all the property and deli- cious refreshment. CALL BOB PRESTON ai the Holiday Inn 328-1111 for reservations. education department, local sports officials association, the City of Lethbridge and the Department of Culture. Youth and Recreation will get under way Friday and conclude Sun- day. All interested persons are reminded they may register for the three-day session prior to the first lecture to be held at 7 p.m. in room 233 of the physical education building Friday. The fee for the workshop is set for and is offered as a non-credit course. Interested persons regardless of academic background may enroll for the sessions which will concentrate on the technical aspects of hockey, ball, volleyball and football. Meanwhile three Canadian specialists, Harold Ferguson of Edmonton, Vic Lindal of Victoria and Marilyn Bratton of Calgary will assist Shirley for the biggest sports officials clinic held in southern Alber- ta. Ferguson is a well-known official with the Canadian Football League with 20 years of experience while Lindal is an outstanding volleyball coach who has led five successive women's teams into the national cham- pionships. don took him out of a game for defensive purposes. The third baseman muttered expletives in Virdon's office, then walked out. Virdon followed Hebner into the players' part of the locker room and yelled at him: "Stand up and call me When Hebner didn't re- spond, Virdon remarked: "You don't have a gut in your body." Virdon also was upset over of it. first place is still available." The Phillies will have ample opportunity to help settle the thing. They've got six games left with front-running St. Louis Cardinals, four with se- cond place Pittsburgh Pirates four against fourth-place Chicago Cubs and two with the lifth-place Mets The race became even tighter after what happened Tuesday. Montreal Expos beat St. Louis 4-1 and the Cubs beat the Pirates 2-0. The results left the Pirates a half-game behind the Cardinals while Montreal was IVz games behind. Chicago and New York y'z. In other National League games, Cincinnati Reds dropped Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3; Atlanta Braves nipped San Francisco Giants 6-5 in 11 innings and Houston Astros bested San Diego Padres 4-2 in 10. The Phillies, who came back from a six-run deficit to beat Pittsburgh on Sunday, were losing 4-0 Tuesday night before rallying with the long ball. They picked up their first run in the third inning on Luzinski's first homer of the game and in the seventh, Billy Grabarkewitz put the Phillies in front 5-4 with a leadoff homer. Two outs later. Luzinski hit his 27th homer, the fourth time this season he's hit two homers in one game. Steve Renko and Mike Mar- shall combined on a six-hitter and Monfreal rallied for four runs in the seventh inning for a 4-1 decision over St. Louis. Both Nolan Ryan and Wilbur Wood are heading for records late in the American League baseball season, although Wood's mark may not be so inviting. Ryan, a hard-throwing righthander, duelled with Wood, an easy-throwing left- hander, Tuesday and fired a four-hitter and struck out 12 as his California Angels down- ed Wood's Chicago White Sox 3-1 Ryan's strikeouts raised his season total to 338, 44 shy of Sandy Koufax's major league mark and 11 short of Rube Waddell's American League record of 349. Wood saw his season's record go to 23-19. One more loss will be No. 20, and the last pitcher to see 20 wins and at least that many losses was Walter Johnson, pitching for the old Washington Senators in 1925. Elsewhere in the American League, Minnesota Twins beat Texas Rangers 6-3, Cleveland Indians defeated New York Yankees 7-3, Baltimore Orioles belted Boston Red Sox 8-3, Detroit Tigers topped Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 in 10 innings and Oakland A's trimmed Kansas City Royals 3-1. Goyette hires Woolf MONTREAL (CP) Phil Goyette, fired in January as coach of New York Islanders, has retained Boston lawyer Bob Woolf to try to settle a salary dispute with the National Hockey League team. Goyette was replaced by Earl Ingarfield midway through the club's initial season, although he had sign- ed a two-year contract. The former NHL centre said Monday that under the terms of his contract he was due to be paid July 19 and was not. "We have retained the serv- ices of Bob Woolf to take whatever procedures are necessary to Stanley Filger, accountant for Goyette, said. Ellis' pink hair curlers. Ellis washed his hair one day and wore it in curlers while in un- iform, and the manager or- dered him not to do it any more. ELLIS UNDRESSED Ellis also was involved in another off-beat episode. Vir- don sent him in to pinch-run one game, and Ellis took first wearing the Pittsburgh Steel- ers' pro football warmup jacket. Damon Runyan, Bill Casanova, and Frank Andruski. Now what would a deceased American fiction writer, a former Stampeder now in education, and Frank Andruski, stellar defensive performer for Calgary, have in common? Unfortunately for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and their myriad numbers of supporters lots. The great Damon Runyan created many a ganster land character for the entertain- ment of two generations of Americans. Harry the Horse, Sky Masterton, Nathon Detroit were but a few of the larger than life inept crooks and gamblers of Runyan lore. Somewhere in one of his books he wrote, "If a guy comes to your card game with a sealed deck, and proceeds to tell you that the one-eyed jack of spades will leap out of the deck and spit cider in your eye don't bet it won't happen." Right on, Damon. An old bookie once told me that there is nothing as unsure as a sure thing. Two years ago one William Casanova (no relation to the literary figure so prominent in other types of fun and former Calgary Stampeder, engaged me in a small wager on a football game in Regina. It was the Roughrider home opener, they had a powerful club, and Calgary was having a little bit of trouble. Bill is now in the teaching business with the Alberta Teachers' Association. At a meeting of that group the bet was made. Everybody said there was ab- solutely no way Saskatchewan could lose. "Give me said Bill. That seemed fair, and so besides the two dollars bet on the outcome, I gave him a fourteen point spread at ten cents a point. Hands were shook. I departed, chuckling to myself at what a fine wager I had made. I couldn't believe that anyone would want to bet on the contest. My laughter soon turned to tears, however, as the worthies from Calgary slaughtered Saskatchewan in Taylor Field to the tune of 33- 0. So much for that bet. This brings us to the last of the above mentioned trio, Frank Andruski. The man responsible for the disaster in Regina two years ago was Mr. Andruski. With interceptions, a fumble recovery, blocked kicked, etc., Andruski cut a swath through the Jolly Green Giants. Last Sunday, an im- proving but shakey Stampeder team went into Regina to play the league leaders and knock ed them on their duffs. To make matters even more humiliating for Saskatchewan was the fact that their only other loss of the season came at the hands of the Calgary entry in the CFL. Prominent in the scheme of things was one Frank Andruski, snuffing out Ron Lancaster's fourth quarter heroics with an interception and a 105 yard return for a touchdown. Few Rider veterans were likely surprised that Andruski was the one who did them in. In 1968, Andruski almost singlehandedly swept the Green and White from the Western playdffs. During the second game of the Western Conference showdown, Andruski, late in the game, hurled Ron Lancaster for a 10 yard loss. Not being satisfied with that, on the following play, Andruski and Co. nailed the Roughie pivot for another 10 yards. By that time the Saskatchewan crew, shell- shocked and dazed, were almost backed into their own dressing room. With third and 20, naturally they decided to kick and run. Andruski had other plans. He streaked into the end-zone and blocked Allie Ford's punt. Touchdown Calgary Soon after, Calgary Since Ellis hadn't pitched, the umpire told him to dis- card the jacket because it was against the rules to wear it if he hadn't been on the mound. Ellis couldn't oblige, though. He didn't have a uni- form jersey on underneath so another runner was sent into the game. The spitball controversy also came to a head. Texas southpaw Jim Merritt was fin- ed by American League president Joe Cronin for throwing "Gaylord Perry" fastballs one day. Merritt al- luded to the Cleveland In- dians' pitcher who has been accused of using the illegal pitch Detroit Tigers' manager Billy Martin topped it off with a remark that he instructed his pitchers to throw the pitch. He was suspended by Cronin. made their first Grey Cup appearance in nearly two decades. Every year it seerns, Frank Andruski comes up with a blocked kick against Saskatchewan. Although the Riders have that happen to them with startling regularity, Andruski in par- ticular seems to just wait for the Riders to make the big play. Last season was the only one in the last five or six that the Cowboy defensive star missed smashing Ford's punt into the ground. He always seems to do it in a big contest. Sunday's mismatch was no ex- ception. His big play, an interception, could well have made the difference. Who knows if Saskatchewan would have scored a-touchdown, got the ball back and got a field- goal? But Andruski left no doubt. It was also a very im- portant contest for both clubs. The win would have kept Saskatchewan four points up on Edmonton and B.C. A loss for Calgary would have really hurt. Now Calgary is in a tie for second and definitely in the race. Their next test is against their arch-rivals in the north, the Edmonton Eskimos. If Edmonton doesn't over- come some of their offensive problems, Calgary will pick them clean. Against the Montreal Alouettes, the Eskimos reverted to their ear- ly season form and began to drop the ball all over the place. Fortunately for them, the Alouettes made some critical mistakes, which Ed- monton to their great credit, were able to convert into game winning points. But still. Coach Ray Jauch must wonder just when people like Roy Bell and, especially Tyrone Walls are going to get it all together and start catching the football with con- sistency. With an excellent duo of backs, quarterbakcs and receivers, Dave Cutler should not have to carry the burden of winning all the games. So far this season, Cutler has provided the margin of the victory every time. I had the good fortune of attending the Eskimo- Alouette tussle last Saturday. Edmonton has gone stark rav- ing football mad. Tickets are sold out days in advance, a situation now developing everywhere in the CFL except Montreal. That's a pity because the Alouettes are as entertaining a football team as you will find in the league. But Clarke Stadium and Ed- monton are something .else. Early in the third quarter, Montreal marched down the field for a major score and pulled into an 11-point lead. On the' following kick-off Larry Highbaugh ran the ball back for a touchdown to put Ed- monton back in the contest. As Highbaugh made his way down the field, the fan noise built to deafening crescendo. The faster he went, the louder it got until I had to plug my ears. Usually I sit in the press box thus missing fan reaction to the game. It was a great ex- perience to sit in the crowd and get caught up in the enthusiasm. Canadian football is in tremendous shape. LIFTERS ARRIVE MIAMI (AP) Teams from 21 countries are in Havana for the world weightlifting championships beginning this weekend, Cuban radio reported Tuesday. Among the latest arrivals were the United States, Panama, Mexico, Canada and Indonesia, ac- cording to the broadcast monitored in Miami. Minor ball ready to go The 1973 Lethbridge Minor Football League kicks off another season Wednesday evening with two games set for Henderson Park. Doubleheaders are planned Monday's and Wednesday's for the five-team league. This evening the Bombers tangle with the Lions at six o'clock followed by the Esk- imos and Stampeders at The remaining team in the lea- gue, St. Mary's of Cardston, will not see any action until next Monday. Each club will have a full slate of officials, including three coaches and a manager. The Lions will be managed by Eugene Yamada while the coaching duties will be shared by John Seaman, Bob Takasaki and Daryll Bosnak. Head coach Doug Forester will direct the Bombers along with Michael Slavich and Tom Zook. The manager will be Michael Bruchet. Pete Perger is the manager of the Stampeders. The Stampeder coaches are Michael Tarnawski, Bob Bach and Clark Merrick. For the Eskimos Scott Whitelaw, Jim Jamieson and Jim Valentine will coach while Tom Shackleford will manage. Information on the coaches and manager of St. Mary's will be announced prior to their first game Monday. TIRE SPORT National St New Los San San TODAY'S GAMES NATIONAL LEAGUE Pittsburgh Kison at Chicago Pappas (7-11) New York Matlack (12-15) at Philadelphia Twitchell (13-8) Los Angeles Osteen (16-8) at Cin- cinnati Btllingham (17-8) Montreal Rogers (8-3) at St Louis Wise (13-11) Houston 000 100 100 4 11 0 San Ciego 000 002 000 63 Konieczny. York Wilson (10-15) (9) and Jutze. Jones. Romo (2-3) Kendall Pittsburgh 000 000 4 1 Chicago 000 020 3 i Blass Hernandez (6) and Sanguillen. Hooton (13-13) Hundley HR (10) San Fran .001 002 101 13 4 Atlanta .002 000 300 11 1 Bradley. Sosa (9-3) McMahon (11) and Rader; Schueler. Neibauer Niekro House (4-2) (11) and Casanova HRs (2) Maddox (8) Los Angeles 011 000 9 1 Cincinnati 000 300 9 0 Sutton Rau (7) Brewer (6-8) (7) and Yeager. Grimsley, Borbon Hal (7) Carroll (8-8) Bane (9) and Bench HRs' LA (2) Montreal 000 000 7 0 St. LOUiS 000 001 6 3 Renko Marshall (8) and Stinson. Foster Hrabosky Sequi (8) and Simmons New York 202 000 6 1 Philadelphia 001 012 8 0 Koosman Parker (8) and Grote. Lonborg (13-12) and Boone HR NY (2) (2) Schmidt Grabarkewitz (2) TODAY'S GAMES AMERICAN LEAGUE Milwaukee Bell (9-8) and Lockwood (5-10) at Baltimore Palmer (19-8! and Hood (2-2) Boston Moret (10-0) at New York McDaniel (12-3) Texas Clyde (4-6) or Merntt (5-11) at Minnesota Bane (0-4) Kansas City Splittorff (15-11) at Oakland Holtzman (20-11) Chicago Forster (6-6) at Califor- nia Singer (17-12) Texas......020 100 8 0 Minnesota ..002 040 10 0 Siebert Brown Foucoult (6) Allen (8) and Suarez, Decker (10- 7) Hands (6) and Bergman Detroit ...000 020 000 11 0 'Milwaukee.000 020 000 6 1 Fryman Hiller (10) and Sims Slaton 12-12) and Porter HRs- (4) Cleveland 103 000 11 1 New York 010 100 8 S Perry (16-12) and Duncan. Dobson Lyle Buskey (9) and Mun- son HRs Smith Duncan White (18) Boston..... 000 010 11 0 Baltimore 005 200 14 1 Pattm Garman Skok (7) and .Montgomery. 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