Sweeps WllA Championship NAUGATl'C'K NEWS (Conn.) Friday. Mav 28.1976- Papr i:i Winnipeg Routs Houston, 9 overnight for observation. According lo a team spokesman, the injury isn't believed serious. "We're going to go over there now—to make sure his lips Houston Coach Bill Dineen paid the Jets the ultimate compliment. "The way they played to- MILWAUKEE — Bos Ion Ret Sol right fielder (No. 21) Dwlghl Evans watched center fielder Fred l.ynn score from third base on a sacrifice lly hit by pinch hitter Cecil Cooper in the 6th inning of the Ited Sox-Milwaukee Brewers game yesterday. Brewers catcher Darrell Porter waited for the throw from right fielder Bill Sharp. (UPI) Indians Beat Yankees NEW YORK (UPII — Manag- umpiring team of Dave Phil- listen to a word. What kind of er Frank Robinson couldn't lips, Bill Kunkel, Dick Garcia position is that? The manager crack a smile Thursday night and Lou DiMuro because of the of a ballclub can't even talk to until he was asked to evaluate ejection of third baseman (be umpire? Ridiculous, relief pitcher Dave LaRoche Buddy Bell after he was called "Bell was furious and he isn't and Ihe Cleveland Indians' out on strikes in the fourth that type of personalityd. "I American League pennant inning. Then Robinson himself was afraid he might do chances. was ejected between the fourth something foolish and I didn't Then he broke into a huge and fifth innings for arguing want him suspended for three grin and the fruslration of with three of the four umpires, or four games. The umpires being thrown out of Thursday "Bell didn't curse at Phillips were absolutely wrong in Iliis "as Phillips claimed," said case." Robinson. "All he said was, STUDIO COMBO 'bear down. 1 This crew has now HOLLYWOOD (UPI) - MGM ejected nine ol my players so aru j Warner Tiros, will combine far this season. It's ridiculous. | 0 produce Neil Simon's origi- "When I went out to talk to nal screenplay, "Goodbye WINNIPEG, Canada (UPI) - retirement, wouldn't discuss his Gordie Howe, obviously, is a plans in the wild celebration at rabbit's foot for Bobby Hull. the Winnipeg Arenea. He said "I've waited 15 years to sip only that he thought his champagne again," said Hull Swedish linemates, Anders Hed- Thursday night after Die berg and Ulf Nilsson, "de- Winnipeg Jets had dethroned served someone more their age don't get too dry, Hull said, the Houston Aeros and the on the line". Hull is 36 while lifting a bottle of champagne, legendary Howe, 9-1, to win the both Nilsson and Hedberg are World Hockey Association in their mid-20s. championship. Nilsson was injured late in Hull scored the opening goal the second period when he was and Uien assisted on two dhers caught by a high stick in Die night, they could play and beat as Ihe Jets went on to sweep right eye. He was taken to the Montreal (NHL champion)," Ihe best-of-seven series in four- hospital where he remained Dineen said, straight games and end Houston's two-year reign as WHA champion. Hull's only other championship success came in 1961 when the Chicago Black Hawks won the Stanley Cup. The victory . came against the Detroit Red UPI Sports Writer - • Never give an ex-teammate an even break. That's not vintage W.C. Fields but it should be adopted as a motto for another of Philadelphia's comics, one Frank Edwin McGraw Jr., better known as "Tug." McGraw, one of baseball's premier relief pitchers when he is not busy enlertaining the TOWS media with amusing one- liners, was summoned in tbe ninth inning with the bases got two strikes on Garrelt with loaded Thursday night to sliders on the outside corner, protect the Phillies' 2-1 lead with the count 2-2, McGraw against the New York Mets and made a mistake and fired a came up against Wayne Gar- faslball down the middle of Ihe rett, an old friend from his plale which Garrett promptly "This is a tremendous, dedicated club," said Winnipeg Coach Bobby Kroram, "and 1 knew that if we played our game, as we have all year, we weren't going to be beaten." The clinching game was never in doubt. Veil Ketola, Hedberg and Peter Sullivan scored two goals each as Winnipeg became the lirst Canadian team to win (he WHA litle. New England won the first in 1973, beating the Jets in the final. Other scorers for Winnipeg were Hull, Lyle Moffat and Bobby Guindon. Ted Taylor had Houston's only goal midway through the first period. It gave the Ai-ros a 1-1 lie after Hull had ojxned the scoring at 5:37. Only 37 seconds alter Taylor's goal. however, Ketola deflected a shot past goalie Ron Uiaimmt and the rout was on before .", crowd of 10,386. , The Jets led 3-1 at the end of ine first period -and added four goals in the second and two m the third. Winnipeg goalie Joe Daley had to make only 1C saves. Mets Snap Phillie Win Streak Bv FRED McMANE elorv davs with Ihe Mets. tagged into right centerfield for McGraw, said Wings, led by none other than Gordie Howe. "Fifteen years ago, I only was a kid and didn't really appreciate what we had accomplished," said Hull. "But this victory is more satisfying, a dream come true." It was a dream thai began here in June, 1972, when Hull jumped from the National Hockey League and gave ins<ant credibility to the new WHA. The team will be honored today with a downtown parade and a banquet near the site where Hull signed his first £2.75 million contract wi Hull, who has McGraw," said Krazier. "He 0-2 and he waited until he get a pitch he could handle After all, wet\\ere due to one and they, can't win them tagged into right centerfield for Garretl, a left-handed hitter, a three-run triple to give the was sent up to bat for Benny Mets a 4-2 lead. Rookie Roy Ayala before the left-handed Staiger followed with a double McGraw was announced as the and New York went on to win relief pitcher. Mels Manager 5-2 and snap the Phillies' four- "all-" game wiruiing streak. J«rr>' Koosman ( benefitted "All 1 was trying to do was from Ihe four-run ninth to win go the other way," said his fifth game in six starts, Garrelt. "He got me out on «'ilh Skip I.ockwood pitching sliders in New York and he Ihe last inning to gain his gave me two sliders tonight for seventh save, Dave Kingman the first two strikes. 1 never hit his 17th homer for the Mets while Ollie Brown connected for fne Phils. „„_,„.., eyes lit up. I guess il was a HOLLYWOOD il'PI) Joan break gelling a faslball down Caulficld. away from movie; the plale but I think maybe we for many years, makes a deserved a break." comeback in "Pony Kxjiress Frazier agreed. liidrr." "Garrett really battled Joe Frazier decided to stick with Garrett instead of switching to a right-handed pinch- hitter since McGraw's best pitch, a screwball, is more difficult for right-handers to handle. It appeared Frazier's move expected a fastball but it came had backfired when McGraw right out over the plate. My night's 5-3 victory over the New York Yankees—"unjustly," he claimed—were forgotten. "LaRoche is a pro," Robinson said of the reliever who pitched out of a bases-filled, none out jam in (he seventh inning and went on to record his fourth save. "He doesn't let it bother him when something goes wrong. He just wanls the ball nack so he can go on pitching. "My dub?" he asked rhetorically. "It has the right altitude. We djdnXplay well lonight butj we won. \Vc have won five of our'last six games and played well in five of them. The players are gaining confidence. They feel they can play to win." Pinch-hilter Bcog Powell, tilting .174 as he went to the plale, singled in the tie- breaking run after singles by George Ilendrick and Charlie Spikes in the seventh inning and a second run scored on Frank Duffy's bunt single which was intended to be a squeeze play. IjiRoche worked out of Ihe bases-filled jam in the seventh inning and faced only seven Phillips he said he wouldn't Girl." for producer Ray Stark. Ruth League Opens Season Tomorrow The Naugatuck Babe Ruth 16-18 Year Olds League will open, its. season at :-.The Naugatuck Babe RuDT 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at BreenV League has also announced plans- Field. All eight league teams will" for this year's 16-18 year old be present along with league program. Naugaluck. will field officers and directors, sponsors, one team, sponsored by Ihe Mayor Rado and other town Eagles, in the Naugatuck Valley dignitaries. League which is scheduled to Following the opening contain between six and eight ceremonies will be two fine teams. The teams presently games between last year's listed in the league are; Ansonia, division champions and second Derby, Naugatuek, Seymour, place teams. In the first game Shelton, and Woodbridge. scheduled for 12, the Knights of The newly selected coaching Columbus will host VFW. The staff .will be headed by Charles second game will see Paul's Washington, with assistance Sport Shop battle NVSL from Hank Schorz and Gary I Naugatuck Valley Savings and Troy. Lo an ) Registration will take place The league this year is ex- Tuesday June I and Wednesday batters in the last two innings ceptionally balanced and all Jiine2from7.30plm.to9p f rn.al to preserve the win for Jim coaches are looking forward to the Naugaluck \ MCA. A fee of - (he competition that will provide one dollar will be paid upon interesting games for all who registration. Proof of birth date play, coach and watch. will als o be required. Bitty. Rudy May was the loser. Robinson v r as incensed at the Falcons' Golf Tournament Set; Begin Regular Season Tonight The first Connecticut Falcons' Professional Softball McAllister, JoAnn Washam, Jan Pro-Am Golf Tournament, Association. Ferraris, Penny Pulz, Bonnie featuring twenty professional The tournament will be limited Bryant, Mary Lou Crocker, women golfers from Ihe LPGA to 80 golfers, male or female. Bonnie Laur, Hollis Slacy, and tour will be held on Monday, There will be 20 fivesomes, each Para Darnell. June' 7 at the Chippanee Golf including one professional. The Falcons will launch their Club in'Bristol. Teams will be made up by draw initial season against the Buffalo The tournament will include a on June 3. Each amateur must Breski's tonight at Legion Field rrime ribs <inner where prizes have a handicap. The entry fee of in Buffalo with a double header, will be awarded after the event. ROO includes green fees and Twin bills will follow in Buffalo Money raised Ihrough the carts. Prizes will be awarded for on Salurday, and also Sunday and tournament will eo lowards the first individual low gross, lirst Monday in Detroit against the wuiiKJiuviiv t> _. : , i , /: ,«„„„,»„„, n.'-i.:,,,,., TV.,.,,,,.,,-,, nrt,,Ma iperating costs of the Con- individual low nel, first team low Michigan Travelers. D Kcticul enlry in Ihe newly- gross, and first team tow net. headers in Reading, 1 nrm«f Irttrnalional Women's Entries must be sent, along sylvania, against the Lit* necticul formed Inlernalional Women's Mastroserio & Sons Interior & Exterior Painting Quick Dependable Service Reasonable Rates For Free Estimates Call 888-8140 72M105 Double Penn- iberlics, wiU) full payment by check or oh Tuesday and Wednesday will money order, to Connecticut conclude the roadlrip. The Women's Professional Softball, Falcons will begin a 20 game 39 Butler St., Meriden, Conn, home si and on Friday, June 4 in a 06*50. Included must be full 6:45p.m.gameagainslMichigan name, address, handicap, at Falcon Field in Meriden. telephone number, and your The Falcons have announced home course. that star third baseman Irene Among the women golfers Shea and shortstop Sue Tomko scheduled to appear are Jane will not be available for tonight's Blalock, Jan Stepfienson, Sally opener. Irene suffered lorn Little, Sandra Haynie, Carol cartilage in a pre-season game Mann, Kalhy Ahcrn, Marilyn and underwent surgery Tuesday Smith, Mary Mills, Pam Kiggirs, morning at New Britain Genera! Mary Eea Porter, Susie Hospital. Team physician Dr. _ William J. WaskowiU reported DANBURY FAIR RACEARENA C* ON »0<J1 1 *. 7, Kit EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT four to six weeks. Sue frac lured the middle finger ol her right hand Monday in practice and underwent surgery at Meriden-Wallingford Hospital lhat night. She is also expected to be losl (or four to six weeks. The Falcons' General Manager John Salerno also announced that outfielder Cec Ponce and shortstop Sharon Backus will not join Ihe team (or at least three more weeks due to teaching com- Bridgeport Jai opens It's a whole ballgame In a way, it's like handball. Only alot faster and a bit more dangerous. Take the ball, for example. It can travel at speeds of over 150 miles an hour. And it'shardenoughto shatter bullet-proof glass. A player has to catch the ball in a 4'/z inch wide basket (called a cesta) before it bounces twice on the ground. And what makes it even more difficult, a player has to cover an area almost half the size of a football field. Which 1 means he of ten has to dive to the ground. Or literally climb the walls. In all, it's one of the most exciting games in the world. And to make it even more exciting, there is pan - mutuel wagering with Perfectas, Trifectas, Ojiinelas, Daily Doubles, and more. Youdon'tevenhave to stand in line to place your bets. Just relax in your cushioned seat, and let our telewager girls do all the work. They'll be happy to The ocean's seaweed is actually a vegetable, rich in minerafe. place your bets for you. ^ k And even happier to return with your tioney when you win. What's more, ""when your hunger for excitement turns to a hunger for food and drink, you'll find we have an elegant restaurant(withoutelegantprices), comfortable cocktail lounges, and lots of quick snack spots. You'll also find closed circuit TV almost everywhere you look—just so you don't miss a minute of the action. So instead of spending another 1 night at home, come to Bridgeport jai-Alai j_ and live it up. It's not only a whole new ball game. It's a whole new way to spend an evening. BRIDGEPORT Mi Ihe lastesl game in town Games start'we.ek nights at 7:15 and Saturdays at 7:00. (Closed on Sundays.)Matinees start at 12:00 noon on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Holidays. For more information: in Connecticut call 1-800-972-9471. out-of-state call 800-243-9490, and in Bridgeport call 333-2764. For u> servationscall(203)333-2866.Box office now open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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