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18-The Berkshire Eagle, Friday, March 28,1975 UPI Telephoto PITTSBURGH PITCHER Steve Blass, a World Series hero in 1971, shown working out in spring training recently, was placed on waivers yesterday by the Pirates for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. Manager Danny Murtaugh called it "a heartbreaking decision" in announcing the news on the Canaan, Conn., native to the sportswriters with the team. Pectvees Boys' Club hockey Berkshire Life Insurance Co. Town. took the title in the Peewee BCSB earned a playoff berth Hockey League last week after wit h a close 4-3 victory over see-sawing all season with Bar- Comet Jewelers. Paul Leibinger dwell D'Angelo and Bowiby In- tallied both the tying and go- surancc for first place. " ahead goals for BCSB. Team- In the concluding games mates Bob Cuddihy and Eric Berkshire County Savings Bank Hudson had the other two overwhelmed IUE Local 255, 11- points. Their goalie, Tom Mur- 2. Tim Cuddihy celebrated a P nv . had a 2.83 goals-against av- memorable St. Patrick's Day by erage in 18 games. Mark Lacy scoring a double hat trick, a earned two goals for Comet and record number of goals for one Mike LaPierre one. Ken Hoff- game. Teammate Marvin Ellin ma" had two assists. Comet tallied his first goal and Doran goalie Karl Condon had a 3.44 ·Guillou, Eric Hudson, Bob Cud- goals-against average in 18 dihy and Geoffrey Casteel also games, earned one each for BCSB. Ke- Makes playoff vin Robinson and Joe Rennie had two assists apiece. Mark Bland Electric, with Bob Gag- Ringie and Tim Huckle were non in S oal ' assured itself of a the goal scorers for IUE · P la y off S P° 1 with its fir st shut- Berkshire Life downed Bar- out of the season over BDB. ber's Package Store 5-1 Joe Pa- Pct u Connors scored both S oals tricelli earned the smgieton tor " the first period. Barber's. Tim Shorey, Johnny Barbe r's defeated Bike Bro- Johnson, Chris DeMastrie Mark ker * 5 - wlln Brian Hoa 8 P la y- Bassett and Joe Alessi each had '"§ his flrst 6 ame in tne net for a goal for BLICO, with Alessi the victors. Scott Morm had two adding three assists. °als, Dick Brown, Mark Bland Electric edged Tire Flllault and Eric Senger one Town 3-2. Pat Walsh scored two each ' Morin and Mark Phillips goals for the victors and Chris earned two assists a P' eee - Dave Tierney had the winning point C 0016 "^ had the shutout spoiler Russ O'Brien earned his first for Blke Broker in the tnird P 6 ' goal for Tire Town and Steve no ~Rivers had Tire's other goal. Bland Electric and goalie Bob Gagnon registered their second Close throughout snutout in a rpw with a 4 ^ win First Aggie Bank and Comet °ver First Aggie. This game Jewelers skated to a 5-5 final placed Bland third in the stand- score in a game that was tied ' n 8 s - Adam Le'Barron and Chris up at the end of each period.' Tierney each scored two goals. Mike Legault and Billy Loehr Sean McMahon, Jeff Haddad each scored their first goals for' aTM 1 Pe 'e Connors had two as- First Aggie. Jim Whitton put in s ' sts apiece. Goalie Gagnon end- a pair and Tim Rattigan had ed his season with a 2.76 goals- one. Mark Morgan and Dick against, average in 17 games. Mangiardi earned two goals C°rky Decker for First Aggie apiece for Comet and Mark had 3.19 in 16 games. Lacy one. Ken Condon had In the final game BDB, with three assists. John Pollander in the net, IUE Local 255 slipped past recorded their third shutout, First Aggie 6-5. Mark Ringie blanking Bike Broker 2-0. Tom scored his seventh hat trick for Major, assisted by Sal. DeCarlo, IUE, tying the record of Squirt scored the first goal and Tom player Ricky Rabideau (Rey- Phillips had the second. Pollan- nolds Barnes Hebb) for most der had a 1.39 goals-against av- hat tricks earned this season, erage in 18 games. Bike Broker's Mike McGurn had 2.44 in 18 games. BUCO BDB Bland Elcc. BCSB Tim Huckle earned one goal and Mark Forsley put in the game winner. Todd Terpak had two assists. IUE goalie Adam Final standings Lozo ended his season with a 3.73 goals-against average in 15 games. Tim Rattigan and Tom Potash each scored two goals for First Aggie and Jim Whitton S^^p^L one. Steve Rayner had two as- Bike Broker' sists and their goalie, Corky comet Jewelers Decker, was credited with one. Fir5 ' A W* e Bank Tm Town BLICO deflated Tire Town 72. Dan Regan earned his second High-scorers hat trick for the winners, Andy Davis had a pair of goals and Chris DeMastrie and Mike Forcier each scored one. Mark Bassett earned two assists. Their goalie, Jack Henault, ended his season with a 2.13 goals-against average in 16 games. Bob Fitch scored both goals for Tire- w M 12 9 8 10 7 5 5 9 4 S 10 3 1 17 0 TPts. Pirates put Blass on waivers for purpose of releasing him West's best Johnson takes lead SPORTS By United Press International jf imm Eight walks in one inning | means a lot more in spring § training than one slightly- | tarnished World Series ring. § Which is why Steve Blass, the | key link of the Pittsburgh s Pirates with their world cham- | pionship team of 1971, was 1 placed on waivers, by the club | Thursday for the purpose of I ' ,| giving him his unconditional 1 - . ' I release. £MBWii!wiiwu»mMMiiw«im»MiiiiiM^ The popular righthander was eight batters and forced in four lot of desire to pitch for given his walking papers after runs. someone else." pitching just 6 2-3 innings for -j don't think I'll pursue a " I ' m very proud of the 16 the Pirates this spring, getting job with another team," Blass y ears r s P ent in tnis organiza- rocked for 13 earned runs and said. "If someone makes an tion," he said. "This* is an 17 walks. In his last outing-one overture I'd probably consider unhappy situation but I have no inning against the Chicago it. But I've always pitched for regrets except maybe that it White Sox Monday--he walked the Pirates and I don't have a'didn't ' ast longer." ___^_^___ __^________ - ^_^_ - Pittsburgh Manager Danny Murtaugh said the decision to Grieve gets three hits, £*S?V . j -m f rvn i t i ship I've had with Steve." including HR 9 double Life ^ ent on in the Pittsbur s h Former Pittsfield High star athlete Tommy Grieve banged three bits, including a home run and a double, in the Texas Rangers' 6-2 win over the Atlanta Braves yesterday afternoon at West Palm Beach, Fla. His circuit clout in the eighth inning clinched the victory for Texas. Atlanta led 2-1 going into the sixth inning, hut the Rangers tallied four runs in that turn. New Boston net team obtains six 3 1 2 4 4 5 5 S 8 0 9 2 9 4 G A Pis. Yesterday It Was Overheard CHEAP We will a c t e p t i n s u l t s like this e v e r y d o y of the wb Mark Ringie, IUE 255 S Sbaun Breanan, BDB 23 Tom Phillips, BOB 20 Joe Pali MarkBi Scott M( IcelU, Barber's 16 usett, BLICO 18 rin. Barber's 14 Mark Lacy, Comet IS Peter Connors, Bland IS Dan Regan, BUCO 12 Bob Cud dihy,- BCSB 10 Tim Cuddihy, BCSB 16 Sears 7 18 11 11 8 12 9 8 10 11 5 45 41 31 27 26 36 24 23 22 21 21 GUARANTEED MUFFLERS 17" 1 j INSTALLED Fitt Meit Amtrican-Mad* Compacts 21" 4m m iNiTAiiiD Fit* m»il «lh«r American marft cart. Installation available WhIU You ih*V Fail Lew Coit Op.n Mon.-Fri. 9-9: Sat. 9*5:90 Start, Ro«buck and IMttifiaM 443-9161 30 Co. BOSTON (UPI) - The scramble at net is on. The new Boston entry in World Team Tennis has 37 days to find: a) players, b) sites and dates for some of its matches, c) enough fans to support it, d) workable ticket prices, and e) a new name or a way to keep the old "Lobster" moniker. One thing the team no longer needs, finally, is funding. Club Exhibition baseball By Unfed Prm lalenutioul At BrndeXM. FU. Detroit M1IM1W-: I I Ptttlbwtk I M M O M i - S I I ) Lemaoczyk, Walker 16), Makowski 18) and Humphrey; Ellis. Hernandez (9) and Sanguillen. WP-EUia. LP-bemanoyk. At Fort Hyen, Fla. HontM MltMMt~« 1| Kwui City MiMHi-! SI Richard, York (I) and Juttt: Busby. McDanicI (8) and Healy. WI'-Busby. LP. Richard. At TMBH. FU. New York (A) MtMMt-4 U OlKtnuti HIIMNi-4 II Hunter. Martinez 18) and Dcropsty; Gullett, Darey (8). C. Carroll |9) «nd Bench. Plummcr (81. WP-Gu!lett. LP- Hunlcr. At WIMtr Hivt*. FU. Ml MM Ml-l I I 2 111 111 lt- I I Kaat, Gogolewslti 14), Dunning 18) and Herrmann; Tiant. Kreuger (V) and McCarver. WP-Tlant. LP-Gogolewski. HR- Johnson. Al Ckirwiter. Fla, UaWroott m IK 112-11 u | PUIaddpUi 1MMtM|_i s ' Palmer. Jefferson (71 and Etcheharrcn. Duncan (S); Lonhorj. Schuder (71 and Boone. Co* (81. WP-Palmer. LP-Lonhorg. At Ven Buck, FU. (1* lull MtucwU N1M2MII-] 7 1 Lot Alfeln 1 M 1 H M 1 1 -- ( 8 1 Decker. Builer (41. Wiley (8) and Borgtnann. Lmstedt 161; Rau. Marshall (7). Shanahan HOI and Powell. Wp- Sunahan. LP-Wiley. HR^rawford. At Wed Palm Beach. FU. Ttui 1M N4 Ill-t II! AUaiU M2MIM-! 4 1 Hands, Norman (6) and Sundhcrg; orton. Eastsriy (7). Leon (9) and Con-ell. WP-Hands. LP-Morton. HRs- Grieve, Evans. Al Sn Ctty, Ariz. Ill bull Su Me(o W Ml Mil-! 121 MUwiiia MlNIMII-1 S2 Freislchen. Folfcere (71, . Frtsclla (9) and Kendall. Cannizzaro (10); Moore, Qshurn 17). Currence (10) and Champion. WP-FruelU. LP-Currence. Al SroltMllk, Arta. C»Wor»U Ml Mi 111-1111 Cikljo (N) W1MII1-1 I I Tanana. Sells 18). Quinlana (91 and Allietta; Reusche!, Ucker (8). Kmwles 18) and Swiahcr. WP*lls. LP-Knowles. HR-Uhoud. Al PkMtli (II bw| Ovdari U l M N l i - S l i : Saa FrMtetaea 1MH1MZI 9113 Perry. Baldwin 17). Uroche (10) and Ashby; D'AcquisU). Hcaverlo 111. Bradley (10) and Hlli. Sadek (8). ,WP-Perry. U- D'AcquMo, HR-Crosby. At Met. Arta. CaUhrala MIMI1M-1 I I OaUaMl N4 Ml Uz-7 111 Singer, Figucnu (7) and Egan; Holtzman. Odom (61 and Tcmce. WP. Holtzman. LP-Stager. HR-WUU»ms. At St PtMnNtf. FU. SL Lo«il WCII!M-»11I New Y«rt (N) Ilin Uj-14 II! Curtis. Bare (S). Terlkki (7). Sadecki (81 and Simmons; Apodaca. Sterling (5) Scarce (I) and Steams. WP-Sterlinj, LP- Curtli. HRj-Simnwa 3. Fairly. MUner Puig. President Bob Mades announced Thursday five investors have p l u n k e d down sufficient capital and that a sixth backer soon will join the group. "But we'vfe got more questions than answers at this point since we got off to such a late start." The tardy beginning was caused by a two month effort to save the Lobsters that ended last week with the purchase of the Philadelphia Freedoms franchise. The club, however, was without players. The team, which has to .clear up problems left by the debt- ridden 1974 Lobsters before it can claim the same name, expects to sign Australian Kerry Melville and hopes to trade with Indiana for Rumanian Ion Tiriac and American Raz Reid. All three played for the Lobsters last year. Mades and other team officials are negotiating to play some home games in Hartford, Conn., Providence, R.I. and-or Springfield. The team will play some games at Boston University's Walter Brown Arena but the facility will be occupied on several of the club's playing dates, "We haven't received a league schedule yet so we don't even know what dates we're playing beyond the April 3 opener in Pittsburgh," said Mades, president of a Somerville meat packing firm. "And I'm not sure when our home opener is but I think it will be May 22." Mades, a Belmont resident, identified the other investors as: Chairman of the Board Paul Slater, a Newton realtor; Herbert S. Hoffman, a Boston jeans distributor; Robert K. Kraft, owner of a forest products company; and Harold Bayne, owner of a Boston meat packing firm. The sixth investor will not be disclosed, according to Mades, "until he puts his check on the table." The Lobsters were wholly owned last season by automobile dealer Ray Ciccolo, who lost $300,000 and was unable to produce a $500,000 letter of credit at a Feb. 1 WTT owners' meeting. The Lobsters, along with four other franchises, were voted out of the league. camp Thursday without Blass, however, as the Pirates pummeled the Detroit Tigers, 5-2, behind Al Oliver's four RBI. Deron Johnson, battling to win a job with the Boston Red Sox after being given his unconditional release from the club at the end of last season, hit his third home run of the spring and drove in two runs to lead Boston past the Chicago White Sox, 6-1. Tom Grieve collected three hits to lead Texas past Atlanta, 6-2, Willie Crawford homered leading off the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 4-3 victory over Minnesota, and the Cincinnati Reds jumped on Catfish Hunter for four runs in shutting out the New York Yankees, 4-0. Ex-Cub Billy Williams singled and homered to propel Oakland to a 7-1 clubbing of a split squad of California Angels and Joe Lahoud cracked a two-run home run to highlight a seven- run ninth inning as the rest of the Angels scored an 8-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Ed Crosby's two-run homer in the 10th provided Cleveland with an 8-6 triumph over San Francisco, and Fred Kendall singled to drive in Mike Ivie in the 10th inning to give San Diego a 2-1 conquest of Milwaukee. Ted Simmons belted three home runs and teammate Ron Fairly added a fourth but it wasn't enough to salvage a 'win for the St. Louis Cardinals, who fell. 14-9, to the New York Mets. The game was played with an experimental baseball and the two teams combined for 29 hits and six home runs. Bruins hoping for ctiange in road fortunes BOSTON (UPI) _ The Boston Bruins will try to terminate their two-faced style of hockey Saturday night in Toronto. The Bruins display the wholesome image of a good, hard-nosed hockey .team at home but on the road they turn the other cheek and are less appealing. The same cast that has compiled. a 29-4^1 record at home has limped to an 11-20-7 mark away from Boston Garden. A 3-1 loss at St. Louis Wednesday night was Boston's fifth straight on the road. Boston Coach Don Cherry, trying to analyze his squad's road woes, could offer nothing more than: "Their goalie was good, but it seems I've been saying that since Oct. 10" when the Bruins opened with a loss to Buffalo. 3-year^olds to tangle Santa Anita race a premier event before classics ARCADIA, Calif. (UPI) Seven of the West's best 3-year- olds clash in Saturday's 38th running of the $100,000-added Santa Anita Derby, one of the nation's premier events preceding the Triple Crown classics. Five. winners of the 1 '/s-mile race on the turf have gone on to triumph in the famed "run for the roses" in Louisville. The victors include Hill Gail in 1952, Determine in 1954, Swaps in 1955, Luckv Debonaire in 1965 and Majestic Prince in 1969. This year's renewal will net the winner $82,900 from a gross purse of $127,900. The stakes' record clocking of 1:47 was established 10 years ago by Lucky Debonaire and equalled by Sham in 1973. Contenders in the derby race include the "Big Three." Bill Shoemaker will be riding Diablo while Fernando Toro will be aboard Fleet Velvet and Don Pierce on George Navonod. A serious threat to the Big Three is Avatar, a half-brother to 1972 Charles H. Strub hero Unconscious, who was runner- up to Jim French in the 1971 Santa Anita Derby. Avatar is also the lone entrant in this year's field who has won at the derby distance. With the exception of Announcer, he is the lone colt to have attempted the route. Other entrants include Mr. Paul and Rock of Ages. In Thursday's $20,000 Hill Rise Purse, favorite Bold Ballet scored a length and three- quarter victory. She ran the nine furlong turf course in the time of 1:47 4-5. It was her second race since last October. Bold Ballet returned $5, $3.20 and $2.60 to her backers while Victorian Queen paid $4.20 and $2.80 to place and Belle Marie paid $2.60 to show. Kansas City cuts three players FORT MYERS. Fla. (UPI) The Kansas City Royals cut three players from their spring training roster Thursday, lowering the number in camp to 29. Transferred to Sarasota for reassignment were pitchers Hal Baird and George Throop, while relief pitcher Aurelio Lopez will return to Mexico. The Royals now have 10 pitchers, four catchers, nine infielders and six outfielders. Dennis Paetke and Jack Fleming, both catchers, are the only non-roster players in camp. in competition f or DH WINTER HAVEN. Fla. (DPI) gf^-SftiSS - Two young pitchers were · " , d ,JL e ^ Sox and be optioned to toe minors by the ; d immediately to a major Boston Red Sox Thursday, but , | tract b j ^ of the there are s ill nine too many rer ° aining 23 cluk but has nje^ in SPiingjtraiaing D Camp, Sted he prefers to play in JO £ a ",rSj *Kf e £L MeraatS lSagu| 0 for the lea^rSplex 3 ^ ·%*£* TM* *·* ** hander Don Aa* and left *JSSffi role in the win over hander Jim Burton, leaving ^ Whjt x induded three includ- * · ^^L- j u f listed on the 40-man mllef ^ ** S P^ '^ tw ° ·""" 'TM* i. , w-man rosier. ^ j^ e jiftg^.jjjs batting average I wo of those three --Tony f n.n a n j = c . . . . Conigliaro and Daron Johnson .,,? ' iu am ls the Chicago White Sox. Unfortunately for D a r o n Johnson, he must open the season in Pawtucket and remain there until May 15 Shibata retains fight crown : FUKUOKA, Japan (UPI) - Kuniaki Shibata of Japan successfully defended his World Boxing Council junior lightweight championship Thursday night by scoring a one-sided unanimous decision over Quid Makhloufi of Algeria in their 15- round title match Referee Ynshida srnrpH if 7u 69 S i u d e e T o TM K i m u r t aVTazuS Swata bo h had it 75^5, all for Shibata. The UPI gave it to Shibata 7M7. have him sit around, travel with us and take batting practice daily until he is eligible to play," the manager said. "He's good insurance," he said. . . That implies the manager is considering opening the season with Conigliaro, the 30-year-old free agent attempting to make a comeback to baseball after being out of the game for three and a half years. Conigliaro isn't hitting now the way he did earlier in the exhibition schedule. 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