The Windsor Star from Windsor, Ontario, Canada on September 23, 1983 · 23
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THE WINDSOR STAR, FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 1983 C3 Birds drink m in beer capital?,; By Ken Fathers Star Sports Reporter Thanks to the Detroit Tigers' popular second baseman Lou Whitaker, Baltimore Orioles wont sip champagne as the American League East pennant winner until Saturday, at the earliest. Sweet Lou rapped four singles in five trips to the plate and batted in three runs Thursday night to lead the Tigers to a thrilling 5-4, 10-inning victory over the Orioles before 25,540 fans at Tiger Stadium. Baltimores magic number for clinching the AL East pennant remained at three as they headed off to Milwaukee to open a three-game series against the defending champion Brewers tonight. Detroit, npw 7 Vi games behind the Birds with nine games left to play, launches a similar three-game series against Boston Red Sox in its home park this evening. Whitaker, in boosting his batting average four points to .321 and his runs-' balled-in total to 70, did this on a chilly, nine-degree (C) night: Singled home the first Tiger run in the third inning. Singled home the fourth Tiger run in the ninth, thus tieing the score at 4-4. Singled home the game-winning run in the 10th, connecting off a lefthander Dan Morogiello with Enos Cabell at second base and two out. Whitaker, who bats from the left side of the plate, shrugged off the suggestion that he has some sort of secret formula for hitting consistently against southpaw pitchers like Tippy Martinez and Morogiello. I GO UP THERE just trying to get my base-hits and win some ball games, Whitaker said later. But, I think my hit off Tippy (in the ninth) inning was my , first hit ever against him. I got more joy from that one than any , of the others." Whitaker, who could very well be selected as the Tigers most valuable player at the end of the season, made note of the fact that manager Sparky Anderson held a meeting with the team prior to last nights game. He talked to the team. He talked to some of us individually," Whitaker pointed out. He doesnt want us to roll over and play dead the rest of the way. We came to play tonight. Anderson mentioned the team meeting, too, which came on the heels of Baltimores doubleheader victory Wednesday night. I told them to hold their heads up high and play as hard and tough as they can the rest of the way," the Tiger manager said. I tried to point out to them that weve come a long ways this year and theres a bright future ahead for all of us. ANDERSON THEN pointed out one major shortcoming which has plagued his club during the past month or so. We loaded the bases (off Martinez) in the ninth inning with one out and dont score. Its been that way many times in the past month . . .we havent been delivering the base-hit in key.sita-tions By rights, we should still be in the race. The magic number should be nine instead of three. We still cant put the games away like we should. Thats something we must strive for next year. Regarding the Tigers current precar ious position in the AL East pennant race, Anderson said: "Im a realist. Theres no way in the world Baltimores going to lose three of its remaining 10 games. Theyre going to wrap it up sometime soon. I hope were still alive when we play there next week. We want second place. Its better than third or fourth. BALTIMORE MANAGER Joe Alto-belli accepted his clubs 58th defeat of the campaign calmly. A split here is better than losing three, he pointed out We were ever so close with a one-run lead in the ninth inning. But, we let it slip away. Altobelli isnt thinking about drinking any champagne in the famous beerdrinking capital of U.S. this weekend. I know Harvey Kuenn (the Brewers manager) quite well," said Altobelli. Theyre going to play against us the way theyre used to playing. Theyre going to be every bit as tough as the... Tigers were in this series." !: Baltimore had one star who shone -brightly in defeat first baseman Ed-7, die Murray. 7" He batted in three of the Orioles four runs with two tremendous home runs" the first a two-run shot 450 feet td',7 straightaway centrefield in the first in- ning and the second a solo blast into the 7 third deck in rightfield. THE PRIME CANDIDATE for the ALs most valuable player award had four homers in the series, boosting his j total to 32 for the season. -Zl In his last 27 games, he has batted .369 (41-for-l 1 1) with eight homers, 32 runs scored and 27 ribbies. Tigers will pitch Juan Berenguer (8-4)7 against the Red Sox tonight. Dennis- Eckcrsley (8-1 2) will work for Boston. . . 7: StarphotoGrant Black b b ;' A 4s t La .-5 ,4 ' I t- 'k t 4 A J Mi- Drumming interest aim of NHL scheme SPITFIRES RICK PICKERSGILL tries to plead innocent to tripping violation against Knights Greg Smyth Knights spoil opener (CONTINUED from Page C3) We could all have had about three goals and didnt gef even one, said Gretzky. We had enough of the play offensively to win but got bumped off the puck too much in our own end." Reese, who played with Hamilton juniors, was the highest rated goalie in the draft and was the fifth player taken overall. He had a 4.43 average for the last-place Mountaineers. Sure, it's a big adjustment but were stressing defense over offense here this year and it makes playing goal so much easier, said Reese. I was real happy when I heard that! Tonight, all I had to do was make the first stop and let the defense clear the rebounds. Assistant coach Skip Cummins was behind the bench for the Knights because of a one-game suspension handed to coach Don Boyd as a result of an exhibition-game brawl. We followed through on every check and when you do that, youre not going to give upp much in your end, said Cummins. Reese was the difference because he gave us the key save at key times:" Boucher said as much later when he observed that, We missed a tremendous amount of chances. We were very tight in the first period and when we loosened up it was the wrong way, he added. Aside from the f rst 1 0 minutes of the second period, we played fairly aggressively but that simply wasnt enough. Bill Kastclic added two goals for the Knights with Pete McLeod scoring once. NOTES Spits are now idle until Thursday when they host the Sudbury Wolves. ' Thursday, Spits lost the services of John Tamer and Mike Battista to injury but both should be ready for the next game. Jamie Hofford, who was injured at Buffalo Sabres training camp, should resume skating Monday. Sitting out Thursday were Hofford, Paul McKenzie, Brian Rome, Steve Handy, Scot Gardiner, Mark Samoyloff, J.D. Urbanic and Pierre Dupuis. Ralph Hanover not through yet DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) Ralph Hanover owns the Little Brown Jug title and pacing's Triple Crown and yet his trainer still has bigger things in mind. Stew Firlotte of St. Thomas, Ont., the trainer and part owner of the Meadow Skipper colt, has no thoughts of breeding the horse, even though Ralph Hanover is being syndicated for $7 million. There are still acomp-lishments left for this horse on a race track, Firlotte said after Ralph Hanovers Jug victory Thursday, built on a third-division triumph in one minute, 58 2-5 seconds and a raceoff romp in 1:55 3-5. We have five starts left to break John Henry's money-winning record for one year. Ralph Hanover, owned by Ron Waples of Rock-wood, Ont., Poinsettia and Grants Direct stables and P.J. Baugh of Lexington, Ky., already ranks as the richest harness horse in one season. FIRLOTTE wants him to be the richest horse, period. John Henry, a thoroughbred, has that one-year record of $1.79 million, established two years ago. Waples, Ralph Hanovers driver, was not disappointed his horse was a full second from the Jug record set by Temujin in 1982. We didnt try to break any records this year,, said Waples, savoring his first Jug triumph. It's not as important as it is to win and make money. Winning and making money has been Ralph Hanover's gae in 1983. He has won his last seven races, all but four of his 21 starts. His bankroll this year is $1.63 million, more than $200,000 ahead of Niatross old single-season mark for a harness horse, set in 1 980. Ralph Hanover romped to a slow, lazy victory in the third division. It was well off the limes Fortune Teller and Crosscurrent had posted in the first two divisions at the Delaware (Ohio) County Fairgounds half-mile track. Fortune Teller Team handball meeting An organizational meeting for a proposed new Southwestern Ontario branch to the Ontario Team Handball Federation will be held at Belle River District High Schools lecture hall this Sunday at 10 a.m. The league has already received applications from Tillsonburg, Londons University of Western Ontario, Belle River high school (which may field two teams) and a Belle River alumni squad. The champion of the new league, which is tentatively scheduled to begin play in January, will play the Toronto-based Central League winner for the right to represent Ontario in national play-. Players or teams interested in the proposed handball league are invited to Sundays organizational meeting, or may call Borge Devantier at 727-6307. won the first division in 1:56 2-5, Crosscurrent the second division in 1:57 1-5. The horse is kinda like me he's lazy, but he tries hard, said Waples. OF THE Triple Crown, Waples said, Its the biggest thrill of my life, probably always will be. There are so many horses raised every year and so few that win the Triple Crown. Ralph Hanover surged in front near the three-quarter pole and thundered down the short stretch, beating second-place Skirt Lifter by 4 'A lengths. He earned $108,537 from the record toal purse of $358,800 before a crowd of 46,087 for the fall pacing classic. Fortune Teller and Crosscurrent were out of it early in the raceoff. Listed serious ATLANTA (AP) Sidney Salomon Jr., 72, original owner of St. Louis Blues hockey team, was listed in serious condition Thursday after undergoing open heart surgery. TORONTO (UPI) It may take a math major to figure out whos going to get home-ice advantage, but the NHL board of governors believe the changes in its Stanley Cup playoff format will inject more interest into its 80-game regular season schedule. Home ice advantage in the conference finals this season will go to the team whose division has the superior reqord in games against its rivals in the same conference, NHL President John Ziegler announced Thursday after a daylong meeting. THERE ARE TWO conferences with two divisions in each conference. The-formula is based on the total number of points accumulated by teams in a division in games against teams in the other division of the same conference. In the past, a flip of the coin held years ago decided home ice and the sites have alternated since then. The same system this time pitting conference against conference will be used to determine the host team for the Stanley Cup final. Ziegler said the NHL hoped the system would allow fans to identify more closely with the division and conference in which their home team plays. It has been a custom that people refer to the con- Dryden quit in his prime TORONTO (UPI) Ken Dryden was a key member of six Stanley Cup-winning teams in only seven full NHL seasons, but thats not what makes the former Montreal Canadiens goaltender a rarity in pro sports. Dryden, inducted Thursday into the Hockey Hall of Fame along with ex-Chicago stars Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita and Boston general manager Harry Sin-den, remains unique in that he retired at the peak of his career. I felt that if I didnt quit, I would spend most of my time telling myself why I should quit, he said. I wanted to stop at a time when I still had the chance to do something else well. ITS A DECISION, Dryden says, he has never regretted. I miss parts of it. The Islanders and the Bruins. The playoffs. Boston Garden and the Forum. I miss the feeling after winning the Stanley Cup. But I dont miss the other things. Drydcns storybook career began in 1971 when, after being called up from the minors with only one month remaining in the season, he led the Canadiens to the Stanley Cup with series victories over favored Boston and Chicago. Another championship followed in 1973 and, after a much-publicized sabbatical to study law, Dryden came back to help anchor Montreal to four straight titles from 1976 to 79. STILL, HIS MOST memorable moment in hockey is Canadas dramatic victory over the Russians during the eight-game Summit Series in 1972. There were a lot of Stanley Cups I enjoyed very much, but that series lingers the most in my mind, said Dryden, who was a five-time first all-star and had a career goals-against average of 2.24. Its still very strong in my memory. Icrence championships as semi-finals, said Ziegler, We feel that the conference championship is a great reward in itself. The board also changed the sequence of Stanley Cup games to make it more equitable. Under the new system, the series will open with two games in the host " city, move to the rival city for three games and back to -the host city for the final two if needed. PREVIOUSLY, THE TEAMS played two games . in each city, then alternated back and forth for the final three. . The board announced that the first round of this w years playoffs will begin April 4 with the next round slated to begin on a set date regardless of when the -first series ends. The NHL waiver draft will be held Oct. 3 this season. The board comprises Ziegler and one representa-' ti ve from each of the 2 1 teams in the league. . . Tournament teams named Defending champion Herman, Lowe, Riverside and Assumption will be the four local entries in the 27th annual high school boys invitational basketball tournament to be held over the Christmas holidays at University of Windsor. Herman, as tournament champs, received an automatic berth but the other three, including finalist Assumption, were voted in by a selection committee Thursday. The four out-of-town invitees are Torontos Earl Haig, Ottawas St,, Pius X, Etobicokes Martingrove and Tim-1 mins District Secondary, a highly-rated double A team. ir Ducks Unlimited Canada 2nd Annual Dinner at the Ciociaro Club Oct. 27'83 Foe Tickets 1 Wormotion coll . 255-M11 or 964-1654, Fxt.497 Young Hunter Safety Training 15-20 Years Old Certified M N R. Instructors, ail materials supplied, books, shells, targets and use of guns, instruction and shooting Sat., Oct. 22. Exam and tests Sun.. Oct. 23, at Windsor Sportsmen's Club Print Hunter Safety Training Name Address I City Mail or deliver to Windsor Sportsmen's Club, 2401 Dougall Rd., Windsor N9A 6L7 Limited registration first 100 Parent or Guardians signature SATURDAY MORNINGS AT ST. CLAIR COLLEGE 200Q Talbot St. W., Windsor t REGISTRATIONS: (Enter by Gym & Pool Entrance) Sat., Sept. 24 9:00-12:00 Noon, Sat. Oct. 1 (If Spaces Available) All CLASSES BEGIN SATURDAY, OCT. 1 Ai a result of a successful pre-registration of past participants, many of our originally scheduled classes are now full. To help accommodate additional interested registrants, we have extended our program by adding four new swim classes. OTTER: 1:00-1 :40 P.M. SEAL: 1 00 -1 :40 P.M. DOLPHIN: 1:00-1:40 P.M. SWIMMER: 1:00-1:40 P.M. OTHER SWIM CLASSES WITH SPACES STILL AVAILABLE Tiny Tots (3-5 Years) 9:30-10:00, 10:00-10:30, 1 1:30-12:00 Otter (6-7 Years) 9:00-9:40 Star 3: 9:45-1 0:25, 1 1 : 1 5-1 1 :55 Star 1 (8-14 Years) 9:00-9:40, 10:30-1 1:10 Star 4 & 5: 9:00-9:40, 10:30-1 1:10 Star 2: 9:45 10:25, 11:15-11:55 Sharks: 11:15-1:00 GYMNASTIC CLASSES 5-7 Years, 10:00-1 1:00, 8-14 Years, 11:00-12:00 Noon ESSE BRAKE SPECIAL For A limited Time 2 WHEEL DISC 95 Most Cars 59 - GUARANTEED - We install premium quality pods, resurface rotors, repack inner and outer wheel bearings, inspect emergency brake cables, master cylinders, etc. Rood Test. CALI AHEAD SAVE TIME We Install MocPHERStM STRUT SUSPENSIONS y Stand h front of Our troke Jobs ffiacdonakfo - BRAKE STOP 258-9600 2410 TECUMSEH RD. W. AT CAUFORNIA Ojw Mm. Ts Fti. I (jr. Is S JR. OFFER ALSO AVAILABLE AT MACDONALD MUFFUR SHOP 5878 Ttamsek RA F. At leHwr 945-6381 MOONLITE POT OF GOLD 275 RECREATION '83 DEPARTMENT OF PARKS & RECREATION WEEKLY ICE SKATING SCHEDULE ADSTOIL ARENA 4735 Adstoil, 255-6323 FRIDAY 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. SATURDAY 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. SUNDAY 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. ADIE KNOX ARENA 1551 Wyandotte Sf. W., 255-6204 FRIDAY 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. SUNDAY 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ADULT ICE SKATING WED. 8 to 10 P.M. STARTING OCT. 5 FOREST GLADE ARENA 3105 Forest Glade Or., 255-6397 FRIDAY 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. SATURDAY 1 :00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. SUNDAY 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. SOUTH WINDSOR ARENA 2555 Pulford, 255-6305 e FRIDAY 8:00 p.m.-IO.OO p.m. SATURDAY 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. SUNDAY 1:00 p.m.-3:O0 p.m. RIVERSIDE ARENA 6755 Wyandotta E. , 255-6334 Commencing Sept. 25 SATURDAY 1:00 p.m.-3:C0 p.m. SUNDAY 1:00-3:00 p.m. FOR GENERAL INFORMATION PLEASE CALL PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE 255-6270 Vw i

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