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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 -THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday; September 27, 1973 PUERTO VALLARTA MEXICO 15 days from pcraon occupancy Airfare Calgary Puerto Vallarta return, Accomodatlon, plus many For bookings contact ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VlEwE MALL PHONE 328-3201 Herald- Sports LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Lower Level Street Shopping Mall Lethbridge, Alberta Phone (403) 328-7411 CHAINS... Pirates half-game back Expos are spoilers, help cut Mets' lead THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York Mets' precarious perch atop the National League East wobbled when they lost to Montreal Expos yet the team is exuding con- fidence reserved for clubs who have all but clinched a division pennant. "Hell, we're still in it. ain't we9." Mets' manager Yogi Berra said Wednesday night alter New York lost 8-5 to Montreal and had their East Division lead over Pittsburgh whittled to one-half game after the Pirates overwhelm- ed Philadelphia Phillies 13-2. Does the slim lead worry the Mets9 "I don't think'we've had any desperate feelings in a week." Mets' reliever Tug McGaw said. Bob Bailey's two-run homer in the seventh snapped a 5-5 tie after the Mets had tied it in the fifth on Jerry Grote's two- out run-scoring single. The Expos, tied with Chicago Cubs Three more reach 20-victory height ASSOCIATED PRESS American League pitchers winning 20 games in Kansas City, Milwaukee or Holland are a rare breed In fact, until Wednesday night, they were non-existent. Now. however. Kansas City Rovals, Milwaukee Brewers and. yes. even Holland, can boast a 20-game winner. Kansas City's Paul Split- torft. Milwaukee's Jim Colborn and Bert Blyleven, born in Holland now playing tor Minnesota Twins, all stag- ed their own pitch-in Wednes- day night. Long night "It's a pitcher's dream. I'm glad it happened to said Blyleven, the Twins' right- hander, born in Zeist, Holland, who one-hit Oakland Athletics and beat them 4-1 for victory No 20 "I wanted to do it here be- cause my folks were said Splittorff after he beat the hometown White Sox 6-2 for victory No 20. 'HAPPY'FOR TEAM "I really wanted this vic- said Jim Colborn after posting victory No. 20 by beat- ing New York Yankees 5-2. "But I'm not so much happy tor me but for the whole team Elsewhere Wednesday, Cleveland Indians edged Boston Red Sox 1-0 Califor- nia Angels nipped Texas Rangers 5-4 and Baltimore Orioles blanked Detroit Tigers 4-0 Today's abbreviated schedule has Kansas City at Chicago, Minnesota at Califor- nia. New York in Milwaukee and Detroit at Baltimore At the beginning of the sea- son, Colborn was not a likely prospect for his role as the baseball pioneer who would bring the Milwaukee Brewers, a four-year franchise, their first 20-game winner He started Milwaukee's first game and was beaten 10- 0. then banished to bullpen duty for a month. After gain- ing a 3-1 record in relief he gained a second chance as a starter. George Scott also gained a first for the Brewers. His two- run single in the seventh made him the first Brewer to ever reach 100 RBI. It's taken five years for the Kansas City Royals to get a 20-garne winner. John Mayberry's 100th RBI, matching last season's output, and McRae's two-run single in the first was enough to make a winner of Splittorff, 20-11. Hank Aaron sits in the Atlanta Braves' dugout biting his fingernails Tuesday night. Aaron again went hitless as time runs out in his bid to overtake Babe Ruth. Aaron is still two home runs short of magic 714 mark. Opening Soon In Collage Mall MEN'S FASHIONS Featuring 'FIRTH CLOTHES' HUNTER'S SPECIALS 1971-CHEV WAGON 9 passenger PS PB mint condition 1970-IHCCREWCAB factoryair.PS PB auto loaded 1971-GALAXIE500 2dr hdt, auto, PS PB vinyl roof 1970-CHEV WAGON autoPS ,PB 1972-CHEV HALF-TON V'8 auto PS PB mint condition 1969-GMC CUSTOM 2 clr hdt auto, PS PB radio, high gas mileage SOMMERFELDT CAR SALES 321-13th St. N. Phone 328-9444 CAPRI BOWL SR. CITIZENS (MONDAY) Matt Bernhart 262, Jack Nunweiler 241 Len Milner 223, Henry Bechthold 236, Arvid Oseen 212, Ton Archbold 207, Pat Plomp 221, Ann Reed 206, Norah Hofforth 210, Leora Ness 239. HIGA'S LADIES Marlene Bosch 245 Betty Roberts 257 tlma Groves 238. Betty Bailey 233, Chris Ell 236, Lil Carney 247, Barb Scattergood 312 Edith Voth 237 Phyl Harrison 273. Dot Anderson 241 PRE BUILT SOCIAL Emanuel Schile 242, Lucille Schile 215. John Kovacs 224, Darlene Horhozer 224, Jo Ann McTighe 264, Joe Schmalz 251, Brad Elder 213, Jim Fletcher 234. Wayne Grieves 225, Joe Hart 211 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Dale Stenback 267. Ben Pavan 257 Andy Valer 253 Its Tanaka 282, Bob Deimuth 252, Eva Deimuth 240, Carol Berthiaume 241, Leonard Pedrmi 233, Pat Tunstall 236 Ruth Draqlana 248 Darts LADIES CITY DART STANDINGS Fourmer. Miners Wolstoncroft, Legion Lazaruk. Labor Shaw Legion Larson, Miners Spence Elks Hackett Elks Miles ANAF Knutson Labor Black Legion Jones Legion Frit? Legion Baker, Elks Manning ANAF McKmqht ANAF Babmcc Labor Shiels Miners Trebor, anaf Blacker Miners Uhryn Labor Stark Elks Hiiynes Flks Martin Miners Gaydostik, ANAF Bodiou Legion Clrmonl Minors 23 20 19 19 17 16 15 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 10 10 10 9 9 9 3'2 games out in fourth place in the East, jumped on Mets' starter Tom Seaver for a 4-0 lead in the first inning. In other games. San Diego Padres beat Cincinnati Reds 5-1. St. Louis Cardinals edged Chicago 1-0. Houston Astros blanked San Francisco Giants 5-0 and Los Angeles Dodgers beat Atlanta Braves 9-8 With Pittsburgh and New York even in the loss column, the Pirates make up that game tonight at home against the Phillies. Elsewhere, Chicago visits St. Louis and Los Angeles is at Atlanta. The Expos have tonight off and start a three-game series in Pittsburgh Friday night. Richie Hebner, Gene Clines and Dal Maxvill combined to drive in 10 runs for the Pirates I just hope we can get hot this week." said Hebner, who drove in four runs with two hits, including a two-run homer. He had been hitless in 22 previous times at bat While the Pirates meet Montreal over the weekend, the Mets close out their season at Chicago with a four- game series. Ken McMullen drove home the winning run with a pinch- hit double in the ninth, capp- ing a three-run inning that catapulted the Dodgers to vic- tory. Hank Aaron drove in two Atlanta runs with a sacrifice fly and a single Aaron, who is still two homers short of tying Babe Ruth's all-tirne record 714. said his chances of eclipsing baseball's most outstanding individual record appeared slim. "It all depends on what hap- pens in the next ball game I had some good pitches to hit but I just didn't hit them." Nate Colbert. Dave Roberts. Dave Hilton and Clarence Gaston hit home runs and helped San Diego pitcher Randy Jones. 6-6, record his first career vic- tory against the Reds. Ted Simmons' one-out single scored Lou Brock in the first inning and settled a tight pitching battle between the Cards' Rick Wise. 15-12 and the Cubs' Bill Bonham, 7-5. Willie could be back NEW YORK (AP) -Don't be surprised if Willie Mays is in New York Mets' lineup if they make the National League baseball playoffs He said goodbye to his friends in a poignant Willie Mays Night at Shea Stadium Tuesday, but the 42-year-old all-time great said Wednesday he may be able to help if the Mets advance to the playoffs. "It just depends on my con- dition. You know me, I come into this game swinging, and I'd like to go out swinging." Yogi Berra manager of the Mets, said there still is a chance that Willie could be used in some capacity if the team qualifies for post season playoffs. "Right now, Willie is in too great pain to said "But if a situation arises where he ran be of help to us, we will use him." Mays suffered rib injuries in a collision with a rail while chasing a fly ball off the bat of Felipe Alou in Montreal Sept 9. He has not played since. "Man, the way I feel right now. I'm not sure I could sw- ing a Willie said. "But if I can be of any help in the playoffs or the World Series, I'll be ready." Four more sign Lethbridge Longhorns, who open the Alberta Joining the club are, left to right, Joe Meli, a right- Junior Hockey League in Blairmore Sunday, signed winger and blueliners Brian Hougen, Darvy O'Sullivan three defencemen and a forward Wednesday night, and Don Johnson. Seek reverse on decision MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) A Vermont state senator has gone to the Federal Commu- nications Commission in an effort to reverse a decision by Boston Bruins to stop televis- ing their National Hockey League games over a Burlington station Sen. John Alden (Rep Wind- sor) said he sent a telegram asking FCC commissioner Dean Burch "to demand rein- statement of the games" over WVNY-TV on behalf of sports fans in Vermont. He said the action by the Bruins was due to the heavy- handed arbitrary action of Montreal Canadiens and the NHL "In light of the action by the Congress last said Al- den, referring to a law man- dating home-town television of National Football League games when they are sold out, "this action is even more out- rageous than normal." The decision by the Bruins to cut off their games from WVNY-TV was announced Monday by the station's manager, Dean Slack. In explaining the decision, the Canadiens executive vice- president, Irving Grundman, said each city in the NHL has an area "that is considered its own area "I can't send a TV signal into Boston or the Boston Grundman said Referring to WVNY-TV, Grundman said "it pene- trates into our area.'' Grundman said the NHL agreement had been explained to the Burlington television station's management. Burlington is 80 miles south of Montreal and therefore out- side the 50-mile radius usually applied from the limits of an NHL city However, WVNY- TV's signal is distributed in Montreal by means of cable TV, said Grundman. Oilers cut players EDMONTON (CP) Alberta Oilers of the World Hockey Association Wednes- day sent seven veterans to their Winston-Salem farm team in the New Southern Pro League. The most surprising cut was Bob Falkenberg, who lost out in the scramble for one of six defence jobs to newcomers Jim McCrimmon and Gary Cunningham Cunningham was obtained from Philadelphia and McCrimmon played for Medicine Hat Tigers in the Western Canada League last year. Other members of last year's team assigned to the minors were wingers Ron Anderson, Dennis Kassian, Brian Carhn, Bernie Blanchette and" Bob MacNeeley. Len Lunde, 37, attempting a comeback with the Oilers jfter two years out of pro lockey, was also told to work )ut with Winston-Salem ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES AMERICAN LEAGUE Eait W 95 85 83 77 74 Baltimore Boston Detroit New York Milwaukee Cleveland L Pet. GBL 62 605 73 538 10V4 525 487 471 21 437 75 81 83 89 ALBERTA JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE LETHBRIDGE LONGHORNS HOCKEY SEASON TICKETS NOW ON SALE AT College Mall Booth AFTERNOONS Or Phone 328-7522 for Information Oakland 92 67 579 Kansas City 87 71 551 Minnesota 80 78 506 11 Vz California 76 82 481 Chicago 75 83 475 Texas 55 104 .346 37 TODAY'S GAMES Detroit Coleman (22-15) at Baltimore Garland (0-0) New York Medich (12-9) at Milwaukee Slaton (13-14) Kansas City Fitzmoms (8-2) at Chicago Kaat (14-13) Minnesota Decker (10-10) at California Ryan (20-16) WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS New York 002 000 3 1 Milwaukee 000 300 6 1 McDowell (5-8) Beene (7) and Munson. Colborn (20-11) and Porter Detroit 000 000 2 1 Baltimore 101 011 481 Lolich (16-15) and Freehan Hood (3-2) and Etchebarren, Robles (9) Kansas City 200 110 11 2 Chicago 100 001 7 1 Splittorff Bird (7) and Mar- tinez. Bahnsen, Frailmg (9) and Brmkman HR (26) Los Angeles 020 040 14 1 Atlanta 222 000 14 2 Downing, Shanahan (2) Solomon (5) Hough (4-2) (7) Rau (9) and Yeager Ferguson, Schueler, Harrison (11-8) (8) J Niekro (9) and Casanova HRs (16) Evans (40) Minnesota 000 000 7 1 Oakland 000 010 1 0 Blyleven (20-16) and Mitterwald, Hunter Fingers (9) and Fosse. Tenace (9) HRs Mm Adams (3) Ohva (16) Mitterwald (16) LEAGUE LEADERS NATIONAL LEAGUE AB R H Pet. Rose Cm 666 113 229 344 Cedeno. Hou 519 85 165 318 Watson Hou 567 95 179 316 T Perez, Cm 557 72 175 314 LEAGUE LEADERS AMERICAN LEAGUE AB R H Pet. Carew Mm 573 94 200 349 W Horton, Del 407 43 130 319 T Davis. Bal 544 53 167 307 D May. Mil 616 97 188 305 Murcer. NY 603 81 183 303 NATIONAL LEAGUE East W L Pet. GBL New York 80 78 506 Pittsburgh 79 78 503 Vi St Louis 77 81 .487 3 Montreal 77 82 484 3Vz Chicago 76 81 484 Philadelphia 70 88 443 10 West Cincinnati 98 61 616 Los Angeles 93 66 585 5 San Fran 66 73 .541 12 Houston 81 79 506 17V4 Atlanta 75 84 .472 23 San Diego 59 100 371 39 TODAY'S GAMES Philadelphia Lonborg (13-14) at Pittsburgh Ellis (12-13) Los Angeles Osteen (16-11) at Atlanta Morton (14-10) Chicago Bonham (7-4) at St Louis Cleveland (13-10) WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS San Diego 200 011 9 0 Cincinnati 010 000 4 0 Jones (6-6) and Kendall, Grimsley (13-10) Tomlm (9) and Plummer. HRs Hilton Roberts (20) Gaston (16) Philadelphia 001 000 2 8 1 Pittsburgh 107 203 13 2 Lonborg (13-15) Brandon (3) Wilson (5) Culver (7) and Boone, Es- sian McKee, Moose (12-12) (3> Johnson (8) and Sanguillen HR- Montreal 410 000 9 1 New York 040 010 0 2 Moore, Stoneman (3) Marshall (13- 11) (6) and Boccabella, Seaver. Sadecki (3) Parker (8-4) (5) Miller (8) McGraw (9) and Grote HRs (16) San Fran 000 000 T 0 Houston 002 030 11 0 Manchal Willoughby Carnthers (7) and Sadek, Roberts (16-11) and Edwards, Jutze (6) HR (2) Remaining Games NEW YORK Away (4) Chicago (4) Sept 28, 29 30 PITTSBURGH: Home (5) Philadelphia Sept 27, Montreal Sept 28, 29, 30 July 21 game- against San Diego has been rescheduled for Get 1 at Pittsburgh if necessary for team's playoff chances ST. LOUIS: Home (4) Chicago Sept 27, Philadelphia Sept 28. 29. 30 MONTREAL: Away (3) Pitt- sburgh Sept 28. 29, 30 CHICAGO: Home (4) New York Sept 28, 30 Louis (1) Sept 27 PREVENT FREEZE-UP PREBCO We will Winterize your Recreation Vehicle's Water System for only 19 95 600-4th Ave. North (West of the Gat Company) PHONE: 328-4421 See Us For W-I-D-E IMPORTED TRACTION TIRES For Off the Road Driving ELRICH TIRES LTD. "Your Firestone Dealer" Complete Tire arid Service 402 1st Ave. S. Phone 327-6886 or 327-4445 ;