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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - October 9, 1970, Winnipeg, ManitobaWinnipeg free press Friday october 9, 1970 23 Cincy sluggers like it fast and Palmer will provide in tomorrow s opener time out Maurice Smith beating drum for Tommy Joe the first ballot leading to the naming of the Schenley awards winners was received this week by selectors in the nine cities with teams in the Canadian football league. But even before the voting began members of the Ham Ilton team and Many of their supporters had commenced to beat the Drums for Tommy Joe Coffey As the outstanding player in the country. Naturally we have no Way of knowing at this time whether he will get the award but he must be rated As a leading contender. The All time scoring Champion of the Cal not Only has to rate among the great pass catchers in the history of Ca Nadian football but has a sure toe when booting those extra Points and Field goals. At 33, Coffey is having one of his better years and is currently leading the scoring race in the Eastern Confer ence. He is almost certain to Windup in the football Hall of Fame when his career is finally Over. Tommy Joe been a finalist for the Schenley award in both the Eastern and Western conference but was beaten out in the final voting in both instances. This year he should be Tough to Overlook if he maintains his present form particularly since there Are no players dominating the picture this season As retired Russ Jackson did in 1969. Then Jackson s play was so excellent that his selection As the outstanding player and the top Ca Nadian was almost automatic Leo and Ken Short changed As of now. It could be that Saskatchewan s Ron Lan Caster will give Coffey a Battle for honors. Although a Tennis Elbow has prevented him from playing 60 minutes in every game Lancaster has demonstrated How invaluable he is to the riders when coming off the Bench to get them out of trouble. At this Point in the season we Don t think there would be too Many complaints if either Man were to be named the outstanding player. However much will depend upon How they perform Over the balance of the schedule. Playoffs Are not taken into consideration As the voting is completed before they commence. It is unlikely Winnipeg Blue bombers will have a candidate in the running on the final ballot for any of the three awards outstanding player outstanding Canadian and outstanding lineman. However it is the opinion Here that the Veteran Bill Frank should receive Strong consideration in the latter category. In any event he was our no. 1 Choice. We also gave Bill our vote As the outstanding player on the bomber lineup with second Choice going to Joe Critchlow. As for the outstanding Canadian who else but Paul Brule with Doug Strong in the no 2 spot since the Schenley awards were instituted the Blue bombers have provided four winners Gerry James or. Ken Neilsen. Herb Grey and Frank Rigney. The latter were voted the outstanding linemen while a Frellsen and James twice were the outstanding canadians. However we have always Felt both Kenny Ploen and Leo Lewis were shortchanged and should have won the outstanding player award. Both rank with the All time greats today particularly Lewis. While it should t have been necessary perhaps one of the reasons Why they didst is because there was t enough tub thumping on their behalf by the local Media. A smart promotion off the Vest we think the Honor of conceiving the j smartest football promotion of the season goes to Denny Veitch and the management of the British Columbia Lions with the Blue bombers out of the playoff Pic Ture the Lions Are Selling their forthcoming game with the j Winnipeg team by staging a Manitoba Day and bring j ing some former bomber stars in for the game this j we believe is Good thinking and certainly should put More j people in Empire stadium than might normally be the Case j for this particular match in other words the Lions j realize that to make a Buck you be got to spend a j few Winnipeg Blue bombers should take the hint and Pian some sort of added attraction for their two final Home games of the schedule racing fans Here will re member Pool to Market Winner of the Assiniboia Downs Gow cop in 1967 now an 8-Yor-om there was a time when he ran in races for parses of to 5wmw9 he did t any of those owes bet he was in the Money a Koepfle of the Day game cart Waigner ram at try be Xvi is he Rosario Cir a cd Awn he own a starting Battery for Cincinnati reds in Satur Day s first g a m e of the world series take time out from practice for Pic Ture taking. Left is pit Cher Gary Nolan and right is hard hitting Catcher Johnny Bench. Lanza object of revenge Eduardo Cape tier Aims to gain revenge and at the same time end the reign of Jack Lanza As British Empire Champion tonight in the Winnipeg auditorium ring. In perfect condition the High flying Carpentier says he will have a few surprises for Lanza once the Gong sounds. While he intends to win with his scientific hold and manoeuvres Carpentier he is willing to make the match a slug est if Lanza gets rough. Other bouts on the card that starts at finds bad boy Buzinski facing Larry Hennig mad dog i Chon tangling with Paul Diamond red Bastien mix ing with Billy red Cloud and Pepper Gomes meeting Bob Windham. Cincinnati a it s Power against Power Jim Palmer s blazing fastball against the free swinging Cincinnati reds in a classic match up Here saturday in the world series baseball opener. Palmer a 20-game Winner this year for Baltimore orioles relies on his fastball. And it s the fast Ball that the big Cincin Nati hitters such As Johnny Bench Tony Perez and Lee May thrive on. The orioles right hander who fanned 199 batters in 305 innings during the regular season struck out Bench and Perez the Only time he faced them in the july All Star game this season. I got both of them with a Slider a pitch i Don t use any he said. When i stopped throwing a Slider my fast Ball got Bench the major league Home run Leader in 1970, thinks the Odds May be in his favor this time. He s batted against Palmer three times before. The first time he struck me out and the next time i hit a grand slam Homer off of him when we were both in the inter National the Beds Catcher said. Then he struck me out in the All Star game. I guess i m due for a hit the next time. He throws very Bench said. You Don t win 20 games without Palmer will be opposed by ing 61 Triumph in the american league playoffs. There May be another bundle of strikeouts in the opener saturday. We re aggressive reds manager Sparky Ander son said of the matchup. We strike out a lot and we Don t walk very much. We re a 3-0 hitting Anderson sent his team through a squad game thurs Day using relievers Clay car Roll Wayne Granger and Don Gullett and starter Tony Clonin Ger on the Mound in the work out. Both teams will work out today in riverfront stadium. Aba gets minimum Gary Nolan also a hard throw ing right hander. Perez the reds third base Sinclair Park hockey Sinclair Park Community club is now holding daily registrations for boys Between the Ages of eight and 18 who wish to play hockey this season. Club House hours Are from 1 . To 10 . Man who slammed 40 homers and drove in 129 runs during the season is looking Forward to fac ing Palmer again. He s a Challenge with his fast Ball that s what i like Perez said. He threw me couple of fast balls and Struc me out on a Slider in the All Star another Cincinnati All Star right fielder Pete Rose did no face the Baltimore Ace right Bander in the Midsummer Clas sic Here. I Don t think it Means any thing what we did against him at night. There s a world of Dif Ference Between Day and night. It s got to be to the hitters advantage to see him in the Palmer struck out 12 twins pitching Baltimore to a Clinch schedule heavy saturday midget football followers will e Able to satisfy their appetites or action saturday with four games on the Agenda in various arts of metro Winnipeg. With Kickoff at . In 11 contests St. James visits St. Vital River Heights goes to fort Garry East Kildonan Tan Gles with St. Boniface at the Norwood flood bowl and Wes ton will be at Transcona. New York a a mini mum season salary of the highest Ever in a pro sport was agreed by the National basketball association players and owners thursday. It be comes effective with the Start of the new season tuesday. It compares with the current minimum of for a Rookie and for a player with at least one year s experience in the National football league. Minimum salary in the major baseball leagues for 1970 was this will be increased to next season and in 1972. The Aba minimum which will increase to with the Start of the 1972-73 season was announced jointly by Walter Kennedy commissioner of the Aba and Lawrence Fleisher lawyer for the players association. The agreement also Calls for an increase in the playoff Pool and meal Money. A defeated9 but not out a general meeting of the greater Winnipeg affair hockey association thurs Day night voted Down recommendations for the operation of a hockey. A spokesman for the own a said the body vetoed suggested a operation presented by a special committee but agreed to Send the matter into a special committee of the gwm a executive for further consideration. Complete results of the meeting will be released monday. Colts continue winning Streak Kenora special Kenora Lakewood Junior Colts continued their winning Streak with a 7-0 decision Over red Lake rams in Northwestern on Tario High school football league action. Game conditions were far from Good with intermittent Snow flumes and 48 . Winds. The game s Only touchdown came after a Long Colts drive when quarterback Jim Gustaf son handed off to Bob Nault who barged 10 Yards into the end zone. Benny dines added the convert. Soccer results London up Irish football league Gold cup soccer thurs Day Ards 4, Derry City 1 Portadown 2, distillery 1 Reyn Davis the first All salaried baseball team in history was the Cincinnati red stocking of 1868. That club had a 10 player payroll of to justify its Worth As base Ball s first All professional team the Cincinnati red stockings did t lose a game All season winning 65 in a Row. Quarry s strictly Early american by Jim Murray the los Angeles tines oilman hot Springs Jerry Lee Quarry is a Wagon train american. Part Irish part Cherokee he s As Western As a Sunset As californian As a Geranium. His stomach looks As if it was riveted on. The arms could hold up a Riffle Trees. The legs Are Oaken and the Chin is right out of it Rushmore. They love him in the teeming tenements of the East he looks like a Guy who could read a track in the Snow translate a smoke signal pull a Prairie schoo Ner out of the mud carry a Deer for five Miles. The greeks would have posed him for a statue. He is the Best heavy weight fighter Ever to come out of California to be born Here that is. He won the Golden gloves in 1963 and went 21 pro fights be fore he lost he knocked out everybody who mixed with him. They should have been having a Parade for him. But nobody knew his name. He never even got arrested for spitting on a sidewalk he lost his front Teeth in the ring not in a bar and he never made a pass at any body s girl or showed of in a purple Cadillac. They treated my aimed la. As if be set fires for a living. If be won a fight they d say. He did t beat if be Tost they said set i Tom be was a he beat Floyd Patterson and they said Patterson is the or but a Yew later. Pat the Freavy a Wrab lesson in two it m a jets Hwy ofe. Go Back to hoisting tires on greyhound buses. At least the customers did t criticize him. But he was such a rarity nowadays a vertical White heavyweight that the fight game would t let him quit they even moved him up to a shot at the title Aba version. Jimmy Ellis is a Guy you move on until you get him into a Comer and then you remove his head with a few right hands. Quarry fought him As if he were Jack Demp sey. The fight crowd said see the kid is handled by his father. He needs a smart Only most of the smart managers were doing l-to-10 someplace. Then Jerry fought Joe Frazier who is a Guy who would Chase bears up Trees and Jerry waded into him. It s like fighting a lion with your the fight mob grumbled. Why Don t somebody buy Jerry a program if he was a thief he d steal the spoons and leave a Rembrandt i asked Jerry Quarry Why he thought he was getting profit without Honor in his Home country. He said scratch ing his head i guess i be been badly handled. I mean by that my people Don t buy drinks for newspaper newspapermen who can be bought for a drink Aren t Worth much More than i told him. A Jerry Tor Tine tit said Jerry they want me to Knock every body How did you get labelled a i asked him. I Don t know. I knocked Buster Mathis right into their typewriters. They said Mac Foster could be another Gene Tunney but i almost punched a Bole in him. The people that say i can t punch Are people i never hit Quarry still gets another shot at the big Rock Candy Mountain get 26. Cassius Clay who fights people the Way they should be fought has finally out pointed the . Government and has picked Quarry for his oppo nent if he s the old Clay he figures to make Quarry look As if he should have an inscription at the base and a Pigeon on his shoulder. If he in t the old Gay he Fig ures to find out what it s like to eat through a Straw or look at television with one Eye. Either Way. They figure minion Worth of people will pay to see which Gay shows up. Quarry gets 22vi per cent of this. At those prices he does t have to care if . Pads the shades Down when he comes Home. Jerry is training at the massacre Canyon inn Down Here a place where a Bunca of indians got ran of a draw once Aad stoned to death by other indians. There Are those who a nary a Fol Kaow what they Felt by the eighth Quarry my Stii win the fight and Tow a head lines. Defeats Cas Sis Clay. Says Jerry May he take that same today and see How far it goes. So i asked an expert Terry Hind resident Genius of Winnipeg whips. Right now the minimum salary in the major leagues is said Terry. But my guess is that the reds average salary is closer to then what would cover maybe the athletic sup said Terry. Seriously i guess you could pay the two Bat boys and the clubhouse boys with that How about the whips let me put it this cautioned Terry. Of the 23 men on our roster Only four or five were earning or mention the reds and i think of names like Johnny Bench Tony Perez Sparky Anderson Bobby Tolan and Wayne Garringer. The latter two especially stick out for no belter reason than a silent episode i witnessed in 1968 on the Corner of Turnbull and Michigan in the City of Detroit. Mickey Lolich had just beaten St. Louis cardinals to Square the world series at one game apiece and the Cardinal bus sat empty outside the dressing room. Dozens of kids Many the products of the near by ghettos jostled with each other for positions to Hawk autographs or any bits of merchandise the cards might offer. The first Man out was Tolan then virtually a kid. Tolan noticed no one said nothing. He swept through the crowd and into the bus before the kids could move. Tolan was visibly disturbed. He sat alone and Hung his head. You could Only guess what was on his mind but the cards weren t using him and he certainly pulled his weight Over the Long schedule to get them there. Maybe he was sulking but the son of a former olym Pic sprint Champion seemed to loathe his role on the Bench. After was t he supposed to be the next Lou Brock five later the next cardinals emerged from the door. One of them was Garringer a Skinny kid whose sidearm offerings were effective in Relief Over the Long Baul. Garringer also did t seem to count now that the Cardi nals had reached the world series. But he showed no oat Ward signs of disappointment like Tolan. Instead he stood there in a White double breasted suit White bocks Mae shirt and White tie. Add his Bond and gaunt Fea Tures and he looked Naif dead. Standing beside him were de speizio and John Edwards. Of coarse die cardinals wound up losing the series to the tigers a cuff pee of Newt Fps later a Trade was amnio need Tolan and Garringer to Cincinnati for in he Day fee says. Was r Ewe of we Twoey a in can s the Assn Islat

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