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Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan • Page 25

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jJETKOIT free fress Saturday, April 25, '64 1 -f OTfl CLUBS HURTING FOR 7TH GAME Ret 1 ai i 11 1 or Maple BY JACK BEKKY Free Press Sports Writer TORONTO The last chance is here, 96 games, countless hours of practice, thousands of shots, hundreds of body checks, all leading to one final game the money game the Stanley Cup championship here at 8:00 p.m. Saturday. The Red Wings had it in their grasp Thursday night, twice had a lead and couldn't hold on. And they lost it on Bob Baun's skip-and-hit shot at 1:43 of the first injuries, manager-coach Sid Abel and owner Bruce Norris started sounding chipper again. To Abel it was a cruel fate, losing that sixth game, but one he's getting used to. "We can't buy a break and it seems that's the way nine of 10 overtime games are won on a bounce, a deflection. "But we've gotten this far, one game away and we both start even. We've played well in Toronto, won two of the three games there and should have had the other. The dejection had somewhat worn off Friday by the time the Wings left for Toronto and the big game. THE GIGANTIC red and white carnation floral horseshoe, its double bands reading "Stanley Cup Champions 1963-54" was tucked in a cavernous, lonely back room at Olympia. The maintenance crew was breaking up the ice, shoving it down a pit and pouring hot water on the floes. But inside the Wing dressing room, where Doug Barkley and AI Langlois were taking treatments for "WE ONLY WON one game in there all season but it wasn't because they were that much better than us we gave them away. We'd always do something to give them an opening," Abel said. "Well, this is it," Abel said, "and we're overdue for a few breaks." Five of the final games were decided by one goal, two of them in overtime; and the other was a two-goal margin after the game was tied midway in the third period. "I don't think this one will beany different," Abel said. giving no hope for relief. The Wings will be hurting physically for this fmal one -and let's hope there's no overtime that forces a run-in with Toronto's midnight curfew but so is Toronto. i Lolich 's ft 3 itier 5-0 ins ft HERO BOB BAIN linrpel back to Toronto on a sore right ankle, the pain soothed by hia winning goal. Red Kelly a bad knee, the result of being sandwiched by Bill Gadsby and Gordie Howe, and Eon McKenney suffered torn knee ligaments in the fifth game. McKenney is the only one certain to miss the deciding game. And then there are those who misrht doubt thnt after seeing Bann borne off on a stretcher at 13:15 of the final period, he returned to score the winning ral. For the Wings, Barkley is the chief casualty with a gmm muscle injury. But he played Thursday and since this is the last one. you can expect him to play again with a shot of painkiller. The injured have the summer to recover and the difference between winning and losing Saturday night is more than th? $2,000 per man on the Cup team and $1,500 for the runners-up. The champions can demand a better nay raise next fall. BY JOE FALLS Free Press Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS Mickey Lolich got his wish Friday. He did not pitch a no-hitter. i Terry Sawchuk never got a chance to stop winning goal, deflected by stick of Bill Gadsby (right) rm io, sir. i aont want anyi part of those no grinned the colorful 23-year-old southpaw of the Tigers. "Sandy Koufax is the only pitcher know who ever threw one and Owen i rout eason went on to pitch good ball. "They're nothing but a jinx." Michigan Offers Plenty of Fish BY JACK VANCOEVERING The Wily trout becomes fair game for Michigan fisher-' i lliili men Saturday, and prospects are good for a productive: fi weekend. Weather predictions call for overcast skies, slightly warmer temperatures with scattered showers throughout the state. ICK CHIPS Baun's winning goal looked like a screwball. The puck was bouncing when it came to him at the point, he slapped it and it dipped, hit the ire, caromed up and hit Kill Gad-by's stick and deflected into the net. While the playoffs, particularly the heart-stopping finals, have been hard on the fans and players, the box office registers are hitting new highs since every series went the limit. The Winjrs In particular had bigger crowds with each game, reaching a high of 15,1 '2 'J for Thursday's game ami there are just about 11,500 seats in the The word is that the 'Wings cracked $1,000,000 in receipts this season for the first time in their history they were th last NHL club to do it but they have fewer seats than any other arena. Those conditions would give an even break to both the fly devotees and those who prefer worms, nightcrawlers, lures and the like. The start of the trout season at midnight Friday coincided with the peak of the smelt runs. Warm rain earlier in the week triggered the silvery smelt and dippers were already in the mist of their annual spring harvest. With the start of the trout season, all fish become legal except black bass. The State Conservation Department has taken a hand to assure a successful trout season, planting 341,000 legal brooks, 143,000 browns and 686,000 rainbows, in selected SO LOLICH did the next best thing. He pitched a shutout. Clever, wot Lolich gave up three hit as he pitched the Tigers to a 5-0 victory over the rough and tough Minnesota Twins. He didn't come close to a no-hitter, but he pitched well enough to. He was in complete command of the game, from the national anthem on. And he didn't have his good stuff. "I've seen him when he's had better stuff," said Bill Freehan, who caught him. "But Mickey was throwing every ball where he wanted." AND WHERE was that? "Low," said Freehan. "Low and lower." It was the first time Lolich had ever faced the Twins, and being a normal American boy, he was worried. "They're the best-hitting team in our league," Lolich said. "They don't have an 'out' man in their whole lineup." But Lolich handled them almost as though they were little leaeruers. Tony 1 i a Oh-for-four. Harmon Killebrew, oh-for-four. Jimmie Hall? Oh-for-three. LOLICH didn't allow a hit until two out in the fifth, when Earl Battey rolled a single to center. Vic Power got a double to left in the sixth, when the ball skidded past Willie Hor-ton, and Rich Rollins singled to left in the eighth. But the only other hitting the Twins did was in batting practice. Lolich struck out seven (six on his curve ball) and walked only two. The only mistake he made was right after the game, after Horton's squeezed Joe McCabe's fly for the final out. Free Press Photo by Dick Trioo AMONG THE FALLEN Maple Leafs who suffered bruises against the Wings Thursday, Red Kelley suffered the worst. A collision with Gordie Howe may have put him out of commission for the Stanley Cup final. waters. 1 OPEN SATURDAY TO 9 P.M. Shelby open to 5:45 AP Photo The department declined to predict the number of fishermen who will be out during the opening weekend, but a quick tally showed 180,000 trout stamps already sold. XOWITERE is trout excitement expected to be higher than at Kalkaska, where 75,000 peo- ESCAPE ARTIST Tiger catcher Bill Freehan (center) is too slippery for Minnesota's Bernie Allen and Vic Power (28) after he was caught in a rundown in Friday's game. Freehan was safe after Power dropped the ball. iple will attend the 28th annual National Trout Festival. For straight fishing, however, streams and lakes off the beaten Ipath are recommended. 5-RUN MISTAKE from our boys students Dacr on7 cotton shops Tre-dawn anglers will do best with bait. By midday Saturday, fly fishermen will have their innings, especially if the weather warms. In the northwestern Lower Senators Cash In After A's Error KANSAS CITY Wayne Causey's two-base throw- Peninsula, Leelanau, Crystal! and Big Twin Lakes will attract most trout along with the Big Manistee, I Betsie, Platte and Little Manistee Rivers. GOOD CATCHES of spawn- Horton trotted in and flipped ing error opened the door for a five-run 10th inning upris-Lolich the ball for his trophy ing that gave Washington a 6-1 victory over Kansas City Friday night. 1 A-r starter. Orlando PenaJ Jmi King, who made the first made mg rambows are expected im cirf rt out of the innins. also room. Lolich dropped it. The shutout was the first of Lolich's career major or minor leagues. tors each had allowed onlv six! the final out to end the uprising, the Sturgeon River Otsego. Osteen. winning his first after i hits as the teams went into the 10th tied at 1-1. two losses, wound up with 7 Z- seven-hitter. With one out Causey picked "I'LL TELL, you, though, my Turn to Tage 3C, Column 4 KANSAS CITY up Don Lock's grounder and Washington also in the East Branch of the AuGres in Iosco County. For brook trout, Green Lake abrhbi abrhb threw the ball into the stands Zimmer 3b 5 1 2 1 Mathews cf 0 1 0 Kennedy 3b 0 0 0 0 Caosev ss Bias ame 2b 4 12 2 Charles 3b 5 0 2 1 Colavito rf 4iio near Mancelona should be pro-3 i and the Jordan River JJ promises rainbows and browns 3 i on bait. iOOO! 5 0 10 Gentile Id 5 0 0 0 Edwards 3 110 Reynolds If 3 0 0 0 Green 2b FRED VALENTINE skowron ib walked and Ed Brinkman fol- rc lowed with a single that sent 3rumiev avalentine 0 10 0 Pena 4 0 0 0 In Oakland llountv more 0 0 0 0 Green 2b 4 0 0 0' iBrinkan ss 4 12 1 Pena 4 0 0 0: Osteen 4 111 Bowsf ield 0 0 0 0 Wyatt 0 0 0 0 O'Donoq 0 0 0 Totals 38 1 11 6 Totals 35 1 7 1 a Walked for Brumley in 9th. ing run. That was all for Pena Osteen then singled for one run, Don Blasingame doubled for two runs, and Chuck Hin-ton singled in another. than 20 lakes have trout, including Orchard, Square, Union, Maceday, Oxbow, Crotched. Sehoolhouse, Stoney, Cemetery and Bridge Lakes. As for smelt, the run is on Washington 001 000 000 6 Kansas City ,...001 000 000 01 Causey. PO-A Washington 30-12, "KANGAROO" SLACKS FOR STUDENTS We think they'Jf be a hoppin1 success on the school scene. They hove all the features Students like in slacks: stim plain-front styling no belt loops no cuffs and NEW double horizontal besom pockets. Tailored in a rugged wash 'n' wear 65 Dacron polyester35 cotton. In pewter, tan or bfack. Waist sizes 26 to 32, Just 6.98 Dacron is DuPont's registered T.M. for its polyester fiber i 4- fe 1 i I -mV-w- $: mm WMmfjxmi mmam Mo Up vinr man and Osteen; Blasingame, Brinkman in Virtually all areas, along the! cntoetGre andntiieLOB-washilLake Huron shores, also in the1 Kansas cjtv s. i St. Clair River at the Bluei 2B Zimmer, Charles, Blasinqame. HR-Zimmer. SB Charles. Blasin- Water Bridge SOUth Of Port. ROCHESTER, N.Y. (UPD Donald C. Smith Friday was aame ip er bb so Fish are generally 1-2 io 7114 4 smaller than usual. appointed head football coach osteen of Rochester, hi-J--1 9 1-3 7 4 1 2 9j 0 1 1 0 0 0: at the University member wvatt 1-3 3 Smith, 34, has been a uoncxanue -J Bloody Brawl of the university's physical edu- x-Faced 1 man in ioth. catinn staff since 1QSK I WP-Wvatt. Rice, Stewart, Stevens Mickev Lolich ana Naoo. 2:44. A 5,452. Ends in Draw MELBOURNE (AP) Kim NOW' McAULIFFE KNOWS po Amarfio of Ghana and Aus traiian lightweight champion Gilberto Biondi fought to a 12 I W'J When Are Hits Not Hits? round draw here Friday in brawl which finished with botl fighters and the referee covered with blood. I There were no knockdowns but the boxers slashed away throughout and added elbowing, butting, thumbing and wrestling tactics. Going Places like a single to center, sending Horton from first to third base. But Willie forgot to touch second. The Twins appealed the play and Horton was called out. So instead of a hit McAuliffe was charged with hitting into a forceout. And instead of Mac's average going up to .393, it dropped to .321. JOE FALLS look at Horton who was running to second, then made a lob throw to first base. DICK STIGMAX, the Minnesota pitcher, was late in covering the bag and Power's throw fell to the ground. The rule book states that slow handling of a ball does not constitute an error, but the scorer chose to charge Stigman with an error. Then in the seventh McAuliffe drilled what looked MINNEAPOLIS Dick Mc-Auliffe was talking to himself after Friday's game, and it was a good thing nobody could hear him. McAuliffe lost out on two hits one to an official scorer's decision and one to a base-running blunder by Willie Horton. The tale of woe: In the sixth McAuliffe hit a bounder to Vic Power's right. The Twins' first baseman fielded the ball, took a NEW YORK (UPD Interna-' tional League president Tommy: Richardson has announced that! league headquarters will be moved to Rochester, N.Y., on April 27. SHELBY 4 STATE I MACK MOROSS WOODWARD AT MONTCALM NORTHLAND EASTLAND GRAND RIVER GREENFIELD I WONDERLAND WESTBORN LINCOLN PARK ARBORLAND PONTIAC MALL

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