Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
September 26, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 25 Willie Davis in last days with Montreal Expos club? MONTREAL (CP) General manager Jim Fanning said today he has not been actively involved in an attempt to trade Willie Davis, the veteran centre fielder ob- tained by Montreal Expos this year from Los Angeles Dodgers. "I have made no effort to trade Fanning said in an interview. "I have not made one call to another club about him nor have I received one." Reports here indicated that Davis, who came here in exchange for relief ace Mike Marshall before the start of the current National League season, was a sure bet to be with another team next year. "That doesn't mean that his name hasn't been brought Fanning said. "I have had general conversations with other managers covering our respective rosters, but that's all." Fanning said that outside of "some young players anybody on our club, including Davis" would be available after the season ends. The general manager admitted he had spoken with his New York Mets counter- part Bob Scheffing at some length "and we went through our entire rosters." "Naturally Davis' name came up in talks like he said. "So does right fielder Ken Singleton's name." But Fanning insisted there was not a club in either the National or American League "I could call right now and make a deal for Davis." A report published here Tuesday said Davis' departure could be announced as early as next week if a deal was made with another National League team. If an American League team was involved, the trade would not be final until after the World Series, when the ban on inter league trading is lifted. "I think it's obvious we don't have very much Fanning said. "Our kids are coming on through the natural os- mosis of baseball, and that leaves some of our veterans available." Fanning said Davis was the best centre fielder the Expos had employed since the club's inception in 1969, despite the fact the veteran had been guilty of some defen- sive lapses this season. "He's still given us super Fanning said. "And that leaves Willie probably the most attractive player in our club to opposition managers." Several times this season Davis and Manager Gene Mauch were reported at odds concerning the veteran's somewhat lackadaisical approach, but Fanning said he did not think there was a problem between the two men. "The writers have said there was a rift between Mauch and Davis but I feel some of the writers totally misinterpreted the he said. "I don't think there is a problem." Orioles barely hang on to top rung Miracle finish for Esks, Ti-Cats stunned by Wilkie EDMONTON the sort of thing you only dream about." That's how Tyrone Walls de- scribed his leaping catch of a last-second touchdown pass that climaxed an incredible rally to give Edmonton Eskimos a 31-29 Canadian Football League victory over Hamilton Tiger-Cats Wednes- day night. "Wilkinson scrambled like crazy'and Walls jumped like hell." head coach Ray Jauch shouted above the clamor in the noisy Eskimo dressing room. Quarterback Tom Wilkin- son, yanked earlier when he couldn't get the Eskimos rolling, guided the Eskimos to 25 points in the last 10 minutes to wipe out a 29-6 Hamilton lead. The record crowd of 297 in Clarke Stadium went wild when Wilkinson hit Walls from 11 yards out with no time showing on the clock. "Wilkinson threw it high just like he wanted said Walls. "It was a super call." "We're riddled with in- juries, down 29-6 and still believed we could score enough points in the last 10 minutes to win said Wilkinson. "We just have a lot of confidence in ourselves." The Eskimos, who took over undisputed possession of first place in the Western Confer- ence, two points ahead of Brit- ish Columbia Lions, appeared to be dead when Hamilton's Andy Hopkins slammed over from the six at of the final period to give the Ticats a 29-6 bulge. Wilkinson came back to re- place Buce Lernmerman, who had taken over at quarterback when Wilkinson had trouble early in the game. in YARDSTICKS First downs Yards rushing Yards passing Net offence Passes made-tried Interceptions Ham. 18 241 92 302 7-21 4 7-41 0-0 4-43 Edm. 17 59 292 351 23-41 2 8-32 1-1 3-5 The ASSOCIATED PRESS Veteran Baltimore out- fielder Tommy Davis won a game of wits with manager Ralph Houk of Detroit Tigers and the Orioles held onto first place in baseball's American League West. With two out in the ninth, Davis looped a soft liner over second base to drive in two runs and give the Orioles a 5-4 win over the Tigers, enabling them to maintain their half- game lead over New York Yankees, who shaded Boston Red Sox 1-0 in 10 innings. The Tigers were leading 4-3 when Davis came up with run- ners on second and third and Don Baylor, who has much less major league experience than Davis, on deck. "I brought the outfielders in almost behind the infielders and he hit it even softer than I said Houk. "I didn't want to walk him and load the bases. "Then (Mickey) Lolich would have to throw good strikes to Baylor." Lolich, 16-20, breezed into the ninth with a 4-2 lead, thanks in part to a two-run tri- ple by Dan Meyer. But Andy Etchebarren singled with one out and Curt Motion walked. Paul Blair singled in one run and Bobby Grich belted a long fiy ball to move the runners into scoring position. Then Davis won it with his looper off a Lolich curve, set- ting off second-guessing as- far away as New York where the Yankees and Red Sox were as interested in the Baltimore game as they were in their own. In Wednesday's other American League games, Minnesota Twins beat Oakland A's 1-0, Cleveland In- dians whipped Milwaukee Brewers 8-3, California Angels blanked Kansas City Royals 7-0 and a doubleheader between Chicago White Sox and Texas Rangers at Arlington was rained out. Elliot Maddox bounced a run-scoring single to left with one out in the 10th to end a pitching duel between New York's Doc Medich. 19-14. and Lee. 17-14. Each pitcher allowed seven hits. St. Louis Cardinals got up off the mat twice Wednesday night to defeat Pittsburgh Pirates 13-12 and take back first place in baseball's National League West. "People say a certain game makes you or breaks said Cardinal manager Red Schoendienst. "If there ever was a game to do it, this was it." "It was said rookie Jim Dwyer, a seldom- used St. Louis reserve, who knocked in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the llth inning Wednesday night. First, the Cardinals recovered from a 5-0 first- inning deficit. Then, they bounced back after the Pirates had scored three times in the top of the llth and taken a 12-9 lead. The Cardinals' victory lifted them into first place, one-half game ahead of the Pirates. Their edge is in the win column. They have won one more game than Pittsburgh. Both teams have lost the same number of games. St. Louis has six games re- maining three at Chicago and three at Montreal Pitt- sburgh has seven games at New York and three at home against Chicago. In the National League West, first-place Los Angeles Dodgers were beaten by the Atlanta Braves 5-2 and their lead over Cincinnati was reduced to four games. The Reds kept their pennant hopes alive with a 4-1 triumph over Houston Astros. The Dodgers' pennant-clinching number is three. Los Angeles and Cincinnati each have six games left. In other National League action, San Diego Padres edg- ed San Francisco Giants 3-2, Philadelphia Phillies swept a doubleheader from New York Mets 6-2 and 6-3. and Montreal Expos beat Chicago Cubs 7-1 and 3-2. Ted Sizemore began St. Louis' winning rally with a single in the bottom of the llth against rookie Juan Jiminez, the Pirates' sixth pitcher. Reggie Smith walked and Ted Simmons doubled, driving in Sizemore and driving out Jiminez. With another rookie. 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