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Page Twelve


Wednesday, May 1 2, 1971

ontreal blasts Chicago, 5-2

MONTREAL ()-Fleet Yvan
Cournoyer and Montreal's Ma-
hovlich brothers, Pete and
Frank, led the Canadiens to a
5-2 romp over Chicago in last
night's fourth game of the Stan-
ley Cup playoff.
The victory squared the best-
of-seven National Hockey Lea-
gue championship series at two
games each with game five set
and game six back in
for Chicago Thursday night
and game six in Montreal on
Monzon set
for Griffith
ROME (R) - World middle-
weight boxing champion Carlos
Monzon of Argentina said last
night he expected to fight Ameri-
ca's Emile Griffith within 45
days. He added he had no doubts
he would beat him.
"I am the champion of the
world," Monzon said just before
taking off for home from the
Rome airport, "and I will re-
main so for a long time."
Monzon triumphed over ex-
champion Nino Benvenuti of Italy
when Benvenuti's manager three
in the towel in round three at
Monte Carlo Saturday night.
The Argentine boxer called
Griffith "a fearsome opponent,
as was Benvenuti. I do not, how-
ever, have any doubts about the
outcome of the contest. I am
champion of the world and I will
remain so for a long time."

national television Sunday af-
ternoon. A seventh, if neces-
sary, would be played in Chi-
cago next Tuesday night.
Cournoyer scored a pair of
second period goals after the
Mahovlich brothers had help-
ed Montreal grab a 3-1 lead in
the opening 20 minutes.
Pete Mahovlich got the Can-
adiens started at the one min-
ute mark of the first period,
deflecting Terry Harper's shot
past Hawk goalie Tony Esposito.
It was the first shot of the game
for either team.
Stan Mikita tied it for the
Hawks on a power play goal at
3:09 but less than four 'minutes
later, the Canadiens were in
front again with Pete's older
brother, Frank, setting up Jean
Beliveau in front.
Chicago's Cliff Koroll was in'
the penalty box only 12 seconds
when the Canadiens burst into
the Hawks' goal. Cournoyer and
Frank Mahovlich zipped passes
back and forth before Frank
caught Beliveau lurking at the
corner of the net and hit him for
the go-ahead goal,

Chicago tried to come back
with Jacques Laperriere in the
penalty box but Pete Mahovlich
intercepted the puck and forced
rookie Rick Foley into a holding
penalty that erased the Hawks'
manpower advantage. A few mo-
ments later, the Canadiens had
their third goal of the period on
Guy Lapointe's slap shot.
For tips on the recent exploits
of the Wolverine batsmen and
the NBA-ABA player rebellion,
see page eleven.
The quick right winger vas just
coming out of the penalty box
when the puck came to Foley in
midice. Cournoyer, behind the
rookie, flicked the disc away
from him and sailed in alone on
Esposito for his eighth goal of
the playoff.
After Dennis Hull's slap shot
caught the far corner of the Ca-
nadiens' net, beating goslie 1Ke
Dryden on his glove side, Cour-
noyer and the Mahovlich brothers
struck again on a power play.

CHICHAGO BLACK HAWK Stan Mikita (21) scores Chicago's
first goal against Montreal goalie Ken Dryden in last night's
Stanley Cup finals action. Mikita's goal evened the score at 1-1
in the first period, but the Canadiens pulled away to win, 5-2 and
even the series at 2-2.

Wright, Angels whack Ben gals

Special to The Daily
DETROIT - Homeplate re-
mained untouched by Bengal
cleats last night, as the Califor-
nia Angels sailed over the Tigers,
Bidding to top a .500 win-loss
record, three Detroiters got to
third base. But none scored, as
Angel Clyde Wright pitched him-
self out of jams in the first, third,
eighth, and ninth innings.
With the Baltimore Orioles'
victory last night, the Tigers
went back to three games out of
first in the American League
Eastern division.
Starting pitcher Mickey Lolich
took the loss, his third against
five victories. Wright's win last
night gave him a 3-3 record.
The Angels got their first
run in the third on a homer by
centerfielder Ken Barry, his se-
cond of the season.
NBA's Braves
won't pay dues
BUFFALO, N.Y. () - The
Buffalo Braves have refused to
pay expansion dues to the Na-
tional Basketball Association
Seattle SuperSonics because of
the Spencer Haywood affair,
Braves' owner Paul Snyder said
A report from Seattle said the
Cleveland Cavaliers also balked
at paying the Sonics.
Snyder said Buffalo, Cleveland
and the Portland Trail Blazers
felt that Seattle violated NBA
rules by signing Haywood be-
fore he became eligible.
Snyder said Buffalo paid $3.7
million for its franchise, with
$1.5 million as a down payment,
The balance of $2.2 million is to
be paid over a four-year period
in installments of $550,000 an-
"We sent 13 teams their check
before the May 1 deadline, but
held back on Seattle's," he said.
On the West Coast, Seattle owner
Sam Schulman told the Seattle
Post-Intelligencer that Buffalo
and Cleveland had not paid nim.

Their final run also came on a
homer, this one by third base-
men Ken McMullen in the
eighth inning. It wac McMul-
len's fifth round-tripper of the
In the fourth inning, fi rst
baseman Billy Cowen led o f f
with a single to deep center.
With Roger Repoz batting, Cow-
en stole second and went to
third when short stop Ed Brink-
man fumbled Bill Freehan's
throw from the plate. He scor-
ed on a sacrifice fly by Repoz.
The Angels added a run in
the seventh, as Berry doubled to
left and then scored on a single
by Sandy Alomar.
Birds squeak by
tenmund's single off the glove
of Kansas City shortstop Freddie
Patek scored Brooks Robinson
from second base in the 10th
inning last night and snapped
Baltimore's three-game losing
streak with a 5-4 victory over
the Royals.
Robinson drew a leadoff walk
from Ted Abernathy and, after
Boog Powell flied out, D ave
Johnson also walked before Ret-
tenmund came through.
The Royals tied the g a m e
with two out in the ninth on Joe
Keough's double and a triple
by Amos Otis " after Baltimore
had taken a 4-3 lead in the
eighth on Johnson's double,

Rettenmund's infield out and
pinch hitter Andy Etchebarren's
sacrifice fly.
Twins topped
Duane Josephson and Carl Yas-
trzemski smacked two-run home
runs for the Boston Red Sox
but it took an unearned run to
give Gary Peters one of his rare
victories against the Minnesota
Twins 5-4 last night.
After Yastrzemski's f i f t h
homer, a 403-foot shot into the
right field bleachers, sent the
Red Sox into a 4-2 lead in the
sixth, Rico Petrocelli singled
and moved to third on two
ground outs. Rick Renick boot-
ed Josephson's grounder to al-
low the deciding run to score.
Astros axed
NEW YORK - Erratic Nolan
Ryan survived seven walks, a
hit batsman and a wild pitch
to toss a three-hitter and Dave
Marshall ripped a grand slam
homer, leading the red-hot New
York Mets to an 8-1 victory
over the Houston Astros l a s t
New York got to Houston ace
Larry Dierker, 5-1, for t h r e e
runs in the second and chased
him in the midst of a five-run
flurry in the sixth capped by
Marshall's grand slam.

Rick Cornle d
Jun outon ..*.
in the All-Star game?
JIM BOUTON for the All-Star team!
That's the weord from the University of Buffalo's Spectrum,
whose sports columnist, Richard Feuer, is leading a campaign
to write in the author of Ball Four on the All-Star ballot to il-
lustrate fan discontent with the management of baseball.
To publicize his campaign, Feuer has sent copies of a col-
umn blasting baseball - not the sport but the men who run it
- and an accompanying press release to hundreds of news-
papers and radio stations across the country.
He criticizes baseball for nine points, ranging from the
obvious charge of racism to a complaint about Commissioner
Bowie Kuhn's close association with President Richard Nix-
on, "one of the great mass murderers of our time."
Poor Richard Feuer. He really blew it with that last one.
If he is serious about his campaign to reform baseball, it will
be hard enough. The natural reaction to receiving a copy of
somebody else's column in the mail is that the person must be
stricken by a special case of egotism. When he combines that
with a plan to set up a national organization - in this case to
be called "Fans Lobby for the Liberation of Sports" - people
will figure he is a crackpot to boot.
It is too bad because Feuer has some legitimate gripes,
ones that anyone with any sense has long since seen. There
is enough to be complained about without decrying Kuhn's
friendship with the President. What Feuer probably doesn't
realize is that nobody cares if Bowie wants to be close to
the power and glory, but that not even baseball fans are
liberated enough to support calling Nixon a mass murderer.
Baseball fans are also too complacent to do anything like
writing in Jim Bouton in enough numbers to make any impres-
sion. For one thing, Feuer's method calls for voting for real
players at each of the eight positions and then writing in Bou-
ton at the bottom, a method that won't even register on the
computers. For another, most papers will throw Feuer's article
in the trash and people won't even find out about the golden
opportunity they have to strike a blow for justice and against
mass murder.
What Feuer also may not realize in his attempt to topple
baseball's structure is that the things he complains about have
always been a part of baseball. As far back as the 1800s base-
ball was run with business interests as much as pennant races
in mind,
Blacks were barred beginning in the 1880s, and players
have been fighting the reserve clause since then, too. The
horrible treatment of players Feuer writes about makes their
treatment in years past look like life in the Bastille.
All this is mentioned not to say that baseball is all right
because it's better than it used to be, but that it is almost use-
less to try to do anything about the injustices,
Not only does he have the baseball organization against him,
but also many of the leading sportswriters, whom he acknowl-
edges as declining to report the reality of major league life.
A fan movement to liberate sports would be nice, for
there are many aspects that need liberation. But the idea
that the fans will rise up and force baseball owners to hire
black managers, end the reserve clause, obey the waiver
rules or eliminate bed checks (why bed checks is unreason-
able in an athletic endeavor, Feuer does not say) is ridicu-
lous. So is the idea of the owners listening, even if fans did
rise up.
So go ahead and vote for Bouton if you happen to remem-
ber, but it ain't going to do much good.


Major League Standings '

W L Pct. GB
Boston 19 9 .679 -
Baltimore 17 12 .5
Detroit 1at155.403 St
New York 13 14 .481 5t
Washington 13 56 .440 6j/
Cleveland 10 19 .345 St
Oakiland y 1112 .636 -
Kansas Cite it 155.16t4
California 17 16 .515 4
Minnesota 15 16 .484 5
Milwaukee 12 15 .444 6
Chicago 10 18 .357 81
Tuesday's Results
Boston 5, Minnesota 4
New York at Milwaukee, inc.
washington at Chicago, ppd., rain
Californis 5, Detroit 0
Baltimore 5, Kansas City 4, 10 inn.
Cleveland 7, Oakland 5

Es L Pet. GB
New York 19 9 .679 -
Pittsburgh 18 55t.621 1Y2
z St. Louis 18 14 .563 3
j Montreal 12 11 .522 4y2
1z Chicago 14 17 .452 05'2
Philadelphia 9 19 .331 10
San Francisco 13 5 .719 -
Atlanta 15 15 .500 7
Los Angeles 15 17 .469 8
Houston 14 17 .452 8y4
Cincinnati 11 18 .379 10%
4 San Diego 9 20 .310 12%
" Tuesday's Results
Chicago 6, Philadelphia 2
Pittsburgh at San Diego, inc.
St. Louis 10, Montreal 4
Atlanta at Los Angeles,inc.
Cincinnati at San Francisco, tue.
New York 8, Houston 1


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