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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 29, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta WedneiLfny, September 29 ,1971 THE LErHBRIDGE HEIiAlD t7i not in good mood Giants move a notch closer to divisional title By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS One year alter Chris Speier was bora, Maury Wills was playing his first season of pro- fessional baseball.. Tuesday night the two short- Ihe 21-year-old rookie with San Francisco Giants and the 30-ycar-oM Wills of Los Angeles Ihe key hits for their teams as the National League's sizzling West Division race continued to boil. Speier wacked a three run homer, leading San Francisco to a 7-1 victory over San Diego Padres, keeping the Giants one game ahead of the Dodgers with two games remaining. Wills cracked a run scoring single, breaking a tie in the eighth inning and giving the Dodgers a 2-1 triumph over ANDY CAPP M ABSOLUTES WHACKEO, KID-I THINK I'UGET MESELF STRAIGHT OW ABOUT MY NIG-HT KISS, Houston Astros. The Dodgers were locked in a 1-1 struggle with Houston and had been held to two hits by Don Wilson when Wills came to bat in the eighth inning with Bobby Valentine on second after drawing a one-out walk and being sacrificed by pitcher Bill Singer. Wills then singled sharply off the glove of shortstop Roger Melzger. The ball rolled behind Metzger anil into short centre field as Valentine raced home with the decisive run. The Dodgers' other run came on Duke Sims' homer leading off the sixth inning. It was his third homer in the last three games and his fourth homer in the last four games he has started. It also made him the first baseninner against Wilson, who had retired the first 15 Dodger baiters. Wilson, Hi-10, and Singer, 10- 17, both finished with three-hit- lers in the rapidly-played game which lasted only one hour and 37 minutes. While the Giants and Dodgers continuing their torrid duel for the West championship, Philadelphia Phillies defeated Pittsburgh Pirales 6-3, Atlanta Johnson not happy BLIMEY, EVEN' THE) COST OF COIN1 UP, IS GOIN1 UP.'r LMHA elects new board members The Lelhbridee Minor Hockey Association selected 13 mem- bers to serve on the 1971-72 ex- ecutive board during a recent meeting. These 13 members will serve with five other members who have one iear remaining on the governing body. Nine persons were elected to a two-year term: John Fox, Roy Bliles, Jack Milford, Gor- don Orser, Sid Collier, Har- rold, Mrs. G. Gedrasik, Mrs. Phyl Walter and Peter Lewko. Four more members were voted a one-year term to till vacancies created by unfilled two terms, which include Joe Gazarek, Leo Merrick, Mrs. Audrey Fox, and Steve Pocza. The five memlwrs who one year remaining of their two-year term include Harold Osmond, Stan Brown, Alt Bru- chet, Fred Walter and Roy Ennis. During the first executive's Decision pleases no one ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The general manager of Califor- nia Angels says an arbitration board ruling that the club must pay the salary of suspended out- fielder Alex Johnson is "com- pletely without justification." Johnson himself says, "I don't consider it a victory at all." The Angels suspended John- son without pay June 26 for "not showing the proper mental attitude" and fined him for misconduct. Playoffs start this Saturday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Baltimore Orioles, boasting 20-game winners in Dave Me Nally, Mike C u e 11 a r, Jim Palmer and Pat Dobson, and seeking their third consecutive Am- r i c a n League pennant jcgin the American League playoffs at home Saturday against the title-hungry Oakland Athletics led by brilliant young Vida Blue. The National League playoffs also start Saturday, with Pitts- burgh Pirates meeting San 'rancisco Giants or Los Ange- es Dodgers in the home of the Vest Division champion. The Orioles, winners of 100 games for the third year in _ meeting held last Monday the: roWi wjU be aiming for their Board came up with the follow- third 5tralght three-game sweep ing list of officers for the 1971- m tlle They eliminated 79 in____, m. i__i _r 72 season.- Minnesota Twins in the best-of- President Leo Harrold; vice- Series in both 1969 and 1970. president Harold Osmond; sec. retary Mrs. Audrey Fox; trea- surer Mrs. Gerry Gedrasik; referees committee Jack Mil- ford; coaches committee John Fox; rep team committee Gor- don Orser; ways and means commillee Mrs. Audrey Fox; schedule committee Roy Miles; ice time Harold Osmond; stat- istics Syd Collier; gate commit- tee Steve Pocza and publicity Hoy Miles. There will also be a meeting for all coaches, managers, ref- erees and anyone else interest- ed in filling these positions to- After beating the Twins two years ago, the Orioles lost the World Series to New York Mets in five games, but last year they defeated Cincinnati Reds in five games in the Se- This year, the Orioles proba- bly will loom as favorites to re- peat as world champions be- cause of their brilliant pitching staff. Only one other club in Chicago White four 20-game winners in the same year. have i night at in room 2 McNally, who is scheduled to at the Adams Ice Centre. the opening playoff game Also, all boys wishing to play aplnst tlle Athletics, is the Ori- oles' top winner with 21 victo- r tins season are reminded that j ricS] consecutive vear registrations must be in by Sal- he has reached the 20-vicfory urday at the Adams Ice Centre. I mark. Cuellari the probable sec- ond-game starter against Oak- land; Palmer, the likely third game starter, and Dobson have each won 20. Blue, a 24-game winner in his first full season in the majors, the American League leader in earned run average and tied for the strikeout lead with Detroit's Mickey Lolich, each with 301, is slated to pitch against McNally. On Sunday, in game two nt Baltimore, Oakland manager Dick Williams figures to go with 21-gamc winner Jim Hunter. Games three, four and five are scheduled for Oakland on Oct. 5, 0 and 7, following a day for travel. Chuck Dobson, a 15- game winner, probably will be the Oakland starter in game three. This is Oakland's first title since the club moved west from Kansas City in 1968. And it is the Athletics first year under Williams, who piloted Boston lo .he American League champi- onship in 1967. OUSTED LAST YEAR Pittsburgh, National. League East Division champion for the second year in a row, will be trying to avenge its three-game elimination by Cincinnati in last playoffs against either San Frajicisco or Los Angeles. The Pirates, however, will open the playoffs on the road, fames one and two are sched- uled Saturday and Sunday in the city of the West Division winner, After a day off for travel, the series moves to Pittsburgh for games three, 'our and five on Oct. 5, 6 and 7. With two games remaining in he wild West race, the Giants ead the Dodgers by one game. Olympics will pay for themselves Drapeau confident it won't cost The arbitration board's mlin given Tuesday in New Yor says that Johnson's behavin was caused by emotional dis turbance and ordered hi' plated on the disabled list, witt full pay, like players suiferin from physical injuries. It or dercd the American Leagij club to pay Johnson the salar due him. but it uphet the disciplinary fines. The deci sion is binding. General manager Dick Walsl called the ruling inconsisten and asked: If Johnson was no responsible for his action whj allow the fines to stand? If he was, why not uphold the supen sion? PROBABLY WILL PLAY Johnson, reached Tuesday al his home in Detroit, said he h confident he resume his baseball career but "probably not, more than likely California. Marvin Miller, executive director of Ihe Major League Baseball Players Association, and a member of the arbitration panel, said the finding is his' toric. "It means that a man who is emotionally disturbed is just as ill as one who has sustained an injury or has an ailment." Johnson, 28, has been with Philadelphia, St Louis, Cincin- nati and California in his seven years in the majors, and was American League batting cham- pion last year. DeGroot nets three goals Iinmanuel Christian captured !heir first Lelhbridge Junior High School Soccer League vic- :ory trouncing Hamilton 4-1 Tuesday night. Theo DeGroot led the win- ners with a three goal perform- ance while Ed Veldman chip- led in with one. Dwayne Larson averted a shutout for Braves Hanked Cincinnati Reds 4-0, Montreal Expos edged Chi- cago Cubs 5-4 and St. Louis Car- dinals downed New York Mels 5-2 in other National League games. Singer, who has been ham- pered by arm injuries through most of the season, called his performance against the Astros one of the best games he has ever pitched. The only run Houston man- aged off the Dodgers' right-han- der came in the fourth inning when Joe Morgan walked, took third on Cesar Cedeno's single and scored on Bob Watson's hit Cedeno, who had taken second on a passed ball by Sims, also tried lo score on the play but was thrown out by centre fielder Willie Davis. Speier's homer, his eighth of the season, capped a four-run San Francisco uprising in the sixth inning and eased Gaylord Perry's 16th victory. Speier said he tried lo call time just before Padres' rookie Ed Acosta threw the pitch which he smashed over the left field wall, but tho plate umpire apparently didn't hear him. The Washington fans in the Robert P. Kennedy Stadium Tuesday were not in a friendly mood, despite Ihe Senators' 4-2 victory over New York Yankees in the start of the Senators' final home stand of the season. The fans' biggest cheers of the night didn't go to Dick Bill- ings and Jeff Borroughs, whose run-scoring hils in the seventh inning gave Washington its mar- gin of Nor were they reserved for Joe Grzenda, who pitched three innings of one-hit relief for the victory. They didn't even go to New York's Roy White, who set an American League record with his 17th sacrifice fly of the sea- ion. The ovation went instead to me of the spent the setter part of the game, parad- ng around the stadium with an ffigy of Senators' owner Bob hort. VILL MOVE TEAM It was a week ago that Short vas given permission by the est of the league owners to nove his team to Dallas-Fort Vorlh next season. In other American League ames, Cleveland Indians beat Detroit Tigers 8-7 in the ccnclu- ion of a June 20 suspended ame before the Tigers won 4-2 the regularly-scheduled con- est, Baltimore Orioles swept a wi-night doublcheader from 3oston Red Sox 10-2 and 5-j, lakland Athletics edged Kansas !ity Royals 2-1, Milwaukee >rewers nipped Chicago White ox 3-2 and California Angels at Minnesota Twins 6-2. FAIR FAN FENDS OFF FOUL A pretty blonde fan raises her hands to protect herself as New York Mels' third baseman Bob Aspromonte catches a foul tip Tuesday. Pop-up was hit by St. Louis Cardinals' Joe Hague. Card- inals downed the Mets 5-2- HOCKEY TICKETS LETHBRJDGE SUGAR KINGS SEASON TICKETS ON SALE Thurs., Sept. 30th and Fri., Oct. 1st p.m. Sat., Oct. 2nd p.m. We have a new sealing plan Place: in the Mall CENTRE VILLAGE 13th STREET NORTH MONTREAL (CP) Mayor Jean Drapeau of Montreal says he is "more confident than ever" Ihe 1376 Summer Olym- pics here will not cost Montreal- ers one cent. The mayor said Monday night his latest estimate came after a persona] visit to the site of the 1972 Summer Games at Munich, West Germany, where over-all costs have climbed well above original estimates. During bis European visit Drapeau reported on the organi zational progress Monti-cat has made t o iv n r ri s staging the Games, but made no mention of any financial undertakings in his submission lo the Interna- tional Olympic Committee at Luxembourg. Drapeau reported that in Mu- nich, expenditures have sky- rocketed because that city lacks n stibiv.'iy system, highway net- work, adequate transportation and housing facilities. "The costs there have gone up because they (municipal offi- cials) have laken advantage of Ihe Olympics to get much- needed services which they needed without the Games any "But in Montreal, we have all Metro (subway) the highways, the transporta tion, it is all here." MAJOR SELLING POINT The no-cost theme has been one ot Drapcau's major selling points since Montreal was awarded the Games ahead of Moscow at the A m s t e r d am meeting of the IOC in May, 1970. The mayor contends that major highway construction in and around (lie city would have been undertaken with or without the Games and that he city's recreation department has a schedule which calls for the construction o f Olymnic-sizc swimming pools and other Olvmpic-slyle sports facilities. He noted that the University of Montreal was expanding its sports facilities and equipment while tho University of Quebec campiu here was in need of rec- reational facilities. "All of this is beuig built for he citizens, but it will not cost anything (o use these facilities for the he we have to do is make those facili- ties available to the Games at least six weeks before their opening. The Games last two weeks but the facilities will be needed for practice.' HOUSING IN PLAN The city plans lo use a low cost housing development in it; over-all urban renewal plan a; an Olympic village, wilh the housing project being turned over lo Montrcalers after the Games. "Don't forget [hat the federa. and provincial governments have been spending millions of dollars in recent years on sports and recreation equipment nnd that they will also contribute to our Olympic Drapeau said. He said Ihe Olympic under- aking was not the same as that fcr Expo 67 when many services such as highway extensions had o be built then, thus boosting llic expenditures of Hie fair. "Today, everything is either built or is being built for our own everyday he said. "That is why I say it will not cost tax payers more money In hold the Olympics here." Darts ffmff EXPORT A j REGULAR AND KINGS CITY WOMEN'S DART Burlon, Legion Larson, Miners Griflillis, Minors..... noullon, Labor Club Jrtrncs, Minors Rnwntrep, Army, Navy Sindlinticr, Labor Club Haworth, Lcninn Martin, Army, Navy __ Wolsloncroil, Legion Frllr, Loginn Stark, Clks........ Spcncc, rilack, Lonion Minors rtow, Elks Knutson, 1-Hlior Club loll, HaMancI, Lpriion Hlrsl, riks Sbirls, Minors Llnninn, (.colon nfkor, Labor Club 'konda, Minors plwr, Army, Nflvy Trc-nllnlll, Army, Navy Orr, Minr-rs....... JUST ARRIVED! 45 10 SPEEDS By C.C.M. and Peugeot Deluxe and standard. BERT MAC'S CYCLE LTD. 913 3rd Ave. S. 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