Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 16, 1972 · Page 30
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 30

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 16, 1972
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2C--July 16, 1972 Sunday OiirMtton, Wttt Vlrglnl* Everybody, it seems, is now trying to ffet in on the act -- everybody but Japan, that is. Reference is made to the World Baseball Classic, which will be held in Honolulu between Sept. 11 and 19. Latest applicant for a place in the championship playoff for the Triple A baseball, supremacy of the world is the Tampico club of the Mexican League. The Mexican league, for reasons similar to those of Japan, declined an invitation to send its champion to the classic. But when the International league directors met in Norfolk during the All-Star break pres Pedro Gonzalez ident George Sisler informed them that while the Mexicans as a league, had declined, he had received word that the Tampico club, currently in first place in the league, would play in the series regardless of where it finishes at the end of the season. So, it is likely that the Tampico club will be welcomed . . . * * * Managed by Pedro Gonzalez Tampico is managed by Pedro Gonzales, who played the last month of the 1971 season with the Charleston Charlies. "He has a fine club down there," says Charleston g.m. Len Monheimer, "and it may be a good representative of the league." - Also itching to be represented in the Classic is the Caribbean Winter League, which would pick an all-star team from its membership and send it into action against the others. The promoters of the series-- or tournament. if you will-- have taken this proposal under advisement .but it is likely that they will be permitted to play. Japan won't show. There is still a feeling by the Japs that the type of baseball they play is superior to the U. S. Triple A standards and that they would only belittle themselves by playing in the classic . . . * * * May Be Inferior, Indeed Actually, however, "the Americans fell that the Jsips actually wouldn't measure up lo our Triple A and, for that reason, they would best serve their own canse by staying oat of the classic. It was for this reason that the Mexicans were leery about signing up but the Tampico club feels so good about its success this season that it would be more than happy to show off its talents. Of course, the Pacific Coast League and the American Association will send its champions to the classic, as well as the International League. It will be something like a round robin tournament with a team being eliminated only when it loses twice . . . * * * Charleston In Running The Charleston Charlies, of course, are the best bet at the moment, to represent the International League. But, unfortunately, wining the pennant won't qualify Charleston or any other team. The winner of the Governor's Cup will get the invitation to play. In order to get the -playoffs out of the way and to establish the IL representative in the league, the number of post-season games has been reduced. The first round of the playoffs will be the best two of three (as opposed to three-of-five a year ago) and the final round has been 'reduced from best of-sevcn to bcst-of-fivc. Even at that, the IL team will get to Honolulu late and will have to catch up on the play in a hurry. The Governor's Cup series opens on Sept. 5 ... " Deal On for Charter The International League has cooked up a deal with United Air Lines to run a 149-seat chartered jet oat of Pittsburgh to Honolulu. Besides the players on the playoff-winning team and two umpires, all league general managers will be invited to join the charter. And each club will be allotted an additional 12 seats on the plane to offer others who want to make the trip. "It's a nine-night, 10-day excursion, actually," said Len Monheimer. "The fare is $350 for the round trip pins a hotel room for two at the Waikiki-Biltmore Hotel. "We've got until July 20 to set up these reservations," said Moaheimer. He reported that a charter on Allcghany Air Lines woidd carry players and other personnel to Pittsburgh to join the United charter . . . * * * Twin Bills Stacked Up So far .the Charlies have had it easy' at home, having had "Ho play only two double headers. But their sins are about to catch up with them They've got four double headers to play in six days when they open the next home stand Tuesday. Because of rainy weather in the early season, all postponed games were allowed to stack up for the final visits of the club to Watt Powell Park. This could mean that any games now rained out would have to be made up at the other club's park. And that's bad business. But Monheimer is saying his prayers dutifully, hoping that good weather will prevail in order not to have the home schedule reduced in game numbers . . . * * * Toledo To Be Busy Here Tidewater, playing good ball here of late, comes to town Tuesday for a twin bill that was on the original schedule. The Tides also play single games here Wednesday and Thursday. , Then John Lipon's Toledo Mad Hens, rained out here-three times in the early season, come in for three consecutive double headers on Friday and 'Saturday nights and Sunday afternoon. With Richie Zisk and Gene Garber gone, the Charlies will be hard pressed. But if the team .continues to play like it has here recently, maybe it can hold its own. Then when Zisk and Garber return, they ought to be well-prepared for a drive down the'home stretch in August . . . * * * Civic Center Loser Again . Charleston's Civic Center, where two thirds of the city's sports events are held, might be called the training academy for other arenas. For the simple reason that the city will not pay salaries commensurate with those paid by other arenas, the Civic Center has found one good man after another leaving for greener pastures after getting his training here. Latest to be plucked from Hugh Bosely's staff is Larry Updike, who has accepted a position, as assistant general Larry Updike manager at lhe Greensboro, N. C., Coliseum, which has a staff of about 50 people. Needless to say, the reason for Updike's departure is considerably more money being offered to him at Greensboro. So mark his name down with those of Bob Kent, Derail Skinner, Irwin Ellis and Dick Cobb who have gotten their training here for jobs in other arenas. Updike did a great job for the Civic Center and was worth twice what they paid him. So now Bosely must start his training program again, teaching a newcomer the tricks of the trade. And when the training program is over, chances are his newest recruit will move on to another job, where the pay is equal to the work lo be done . -Staff Photo by Lew Rilnes TODD COOK FITTED FOR HELMET BY MOTHER, MRS. JANE COOK Charlies To Have Gifts For Young Fans on Wednesday Helmet Night Scheduled Wednesday; TV Set Is Among Charlies' Prizes A lot of things will be popping besides baseballs when the harleston Charlies return home Tuesday to open a six-day, 10- game home stand. The Tidewater Tides, coming up the line in good fashion here Heck's Rallies To Win Two Heck's rallied in the final inning of the second game of a loubleheader to defeat R W Cable of Fairmont, 4-3, Saturday at Marmet to sweep a fast- ntch softball doubleheader from he defending state champions. All Taking Fight Seriously., Calls 'Blue 1 Tough Customer By Noel Hughes DUBLIN. Ireland (AH Muhammad Ali. self-appointed king of the blarney, was as talkative as ever when he arrived in Dublin for Wednesday's 12-round fight against Al "Blue" Lewis. "It's hard to be humble when you are as good as I am," Ali said. The voluble No. 1 heavyweight boxing contender appeared to be taking the contest against Detroit-born Lewis very seriously, even though Lewis is unranked in world listings. ted. "Lewis is a tough customer." Won't Name Round He declined to name round the fight would end. "That's something I don't do I ' anymore,' T h e he said. 30-year-old former heavyweight champion whose loss to champion Joe Frazier was his only defeat in 38 bouts, receives $200,000 while Lewis gets $35,000. Apart from punishing sessions with young British heavyweights JOR Bugner and John Conteh, Ali was also doing "AUwas training at the"o PP er-| four mile early morning jogs mann's Country Club in Kilter- 1 Lewis said "e wasn't ranked nan, a hilly retreat 10 miles from Dublin, amid 15 acres of heavily wooded forest. "To be honest, I really wanted another two weeks to prepare for this one," Ali admit- ; Crackup Ring' , Flock, 51, Dies the seventh, Bucky Williams singled and George Pack fol- owed with a home run to win he game. Heck's pounded out 15 hits, including two homers by Mike Kaufman, to rout R W 16-0 in he first game. Kaufman batted In six runs. The two teams will play .another twin bill at 1 p.m. today at Marmet. R '»/« W Cabl. . . . 000 000 0 -- 0 3 0 H«ek'» MO 301 x--ltli 0 Lake, Wilson (2), Carpenter (3) and Rosl; Burkes and Kuhl. Hitting: Heck's-Bucky Williams 2-3, Jack Jones 2-3, Pee Wee Bowen 2 doubles, tlennls Parker 2-3, Mike Kaufman 2 homers and 6 RBI's, S. J. Easterling 2-5 in. triple. --30-R '/· W Cablt . . . . 010 110 0--3 10 1 Heck's 000 002 2--4 8 0 Knotts and RosI; Young and Kuhl, J. 'ayne W. Hitting: R % W--Tony Rosi 2-3. Heck's -- Bucky Williams 2-3, Bill 3 ayne 1-1, George Pack 2-run homer. Football Meeting Set for G. W. All boys interested in playing football at George Washington Junior High School are invited to attend a meeting at the school on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Coach Tom Santrock said parents of the boys are welcome to attend the meeting. Charlies Chart of late, will be here for four field bleachers and there will be All bald headed men will be games in three nights, starting with a double header on Tues-original or outstanding banner day, beginning at 6:47 p.m. .Hank Bauer's Tides also will be here for single games on Wednesday and Thursday. Then comes three straight double headers with the Toledo Mud Hens, who also have their minds set on a dash for the flag during the second half of the season. $50 in prize money to the most to typify the Charlies 1 . admitted to the grandstand free and there will be drawings at home plate between games to determine which of the men will WEDNESDAY NIGHT will belwin wigs. the e v e r - p o p u l a r "Helmet Night" with each youngster, 14 years of age or under, accompanied by a ticket-buying adult to get a helmet. Only one child with each adult will be given one of the official Charlie hel- They're here Friday and Sat- mete. urday nights for twin bills and hen close out with another double header on Sunday afternoon. Business manager Regis Cole las all kinds of promotions going this week, starting with a 'Scout and Banner Night" on With one out in the bottom, of Tuesday. All scouts in uniform Thursday night will be pennant night as well as "Doll Night." All fans presenting an official Charlie pennant will be admitted to the park free. All ladies will be admitted to the grandstand' for 75 cents. With Toledo moving in on Fri- will be admitted free to the left day, it will be "Topless Night." SATURDAY NIGHT will be "K-Mart Night" with an Admiral 25-inch screen TV set to be given away as a prize. It will be given away between games with free coupons to be offered starting Tuesday and running right up to the drawing on Saturday. On Sunday, it will be "Moose Day." All members of the District 8 Moose lodge of West Virginia will be admitted at special prices. Reserved seats for all these games are available at Watt Powell Park now. STOWS FANS! i TOO DDNT KNOW Brought lo you by. Charleston Of all th* fecuoball toam* in the major loaguo history, which oita had tho mott ptay- or* that eventually mado tho MoH of FamoT.' .. Answor is tho 192* Philadelphia A'* who had sovon of tho groat- o*t playor* of all-tlmo-- Ty Cobb, Mickoy Coch- rano, Eddlo Collins, Jimmy' Foxx, Lofty Grove, Al Simmons, and Tris Spoakor, «ll of whom mado.tho Hall of Famo.. ..And, strangely enough, this toam did .not win tho ponnantl Here's an oddity from golf... Did you ever real* ize how rarely somebody from England wins the famous British Open Golf tournament? . . . In the last 20 years, the British Open has been won by an Englishman only once!... That- was when Tony Jacklin won it in 1969... In all the other years since 1951, a non-Englishman has won it! Hank Aaron now makes more salary in one week than he did during the whole season in his first years in the big leagues... Aaron makes about $9,000 a week now . . . When he started in the majors he was getting about §7500 a year. · I bet you didn't know. .. Hickey Froeman tropical suits boat tho hoat of summer. Tho look is classically styled, yet contemporary and refined. Comfort and fit is unmdtchable and tho hand tailoring is superb .for a great looking, comfortable, summer suit styled for today's gentleman. Stop in and try on a handsome, summer breeze by Hickey Freeman. C U S T O M I Z C O ' C L O T H E * THE FAN-TABULOUS LEAGUE LEADING CHARLIES AT WATT POWELL PARK July 1 8 thru July 23 (CLIP AND SAVE I OR YOUR INFORMATION) July 18 Tuesday CHARLIES ,*. TIDEWATER; DOUBLE HEADER 6:4 7 "SCOUT AND BANNER NITE" All Scouts in uniform or with proper identification will be.admitted free to left field bleachers. $50.00 in prize money for the most original or outstanding banner to typify the Charlies. Contest will be judged af home plate between games. July 19 Wednesday CHARLIES ,,. TIDEWATER 7:47 P.M. ATLANTA -- Fonty Flock, one of the original mem- because "I don't find it easy to get fights. The top boxers figure there's no reason why they should risk their ratings by taking me on, because they know I'm mean and dangerous and hit hard." Co-promoter of the fight, Harold Conrad of New York, said Lewis' purse was money well spent. 'Lewis Is No Bnm' "This fella Lewis is no bum and Ali knows it," Conrad declared. "Jerry Quarry, George Foreman, George Chvualo Floyd Patterson have all avoided him like the plague." Lewis hasn't fought since Oct. 4, 1971 when he was disqualified in the seventh round against Oscar Bonavena Buenos Aires. His record is 28 victories against four losses. Ireland has been something of a sporting backwater years. But the Irish have taken ( to Ali in a big way with their and a frequent competitor ati inherent respect for good fight- Daytona, Fla. ers and eloquent speakers. bers of the Hall of Fame stock car racing, died in Atlanta hospital early today following a was 51. lengthy illness. He The Fort Payne. Ala., native began racing at the age of 17 and later became known as the ' crackup King" because of frequent accidents. Flock was the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing champion in 1947-48, winner of the Darlington 500 in 1952 247 70 52 14 210 73 42 12 115 27 21 143 37 25 4 124 24 7 6 «6 11 6 1 S!ol?n Bases -- Bushman 12, Sharon 11, Taveras 8, Howe 6, Kopacz S, Howard 5, Gogain 3. Pitching h r-er bb so w-l era £8 18-16 19 £4 9-4 2.23 S3 33-29 40 95 6-2 2.27 26 10-a 17 22 1-1 2.54 Conrad said seats at the 40,- are going like 42-40 38 79 7-« 3.09 3-3 3 S 1-0 3.13 52-20 22 28 2-4 3.58 51 34-25 36 30 2-6 61 28-31 32 23 4-3 4.78 54 36.29 25 29 2-4 4.80 50 28-28 15 20 1-2 6.69 22 18-14 12 8 2-0 8.10 and he was confident Hundreds of fans watched the Saves--Colcaert 12, Lamb 5, Moore 1, Houser 1, Veale 1. to the buildup for the contest. WRESTLING MONDAY CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER IAN OVER THE BATTLE ROYAL THROWN OUT OF THE IMC OVER THE TOP ROPE TO THE FLOOR!' SPECIAL REINFORCED RMC WILL IE USED PLUS THESE OUTSTANDING BOUTS * HAYSTACK CALHOUND HARRIS ADMISSION IINGSIM $1.00 MSMVtO $9.10 atNttAl ADMISSION CNKMIN (*ntf.r 11) $1 .OO (hi G.n.r.1 Atfnri TKHTS M SMI AT CIVK CUTER MX OFFICE MNKCJIUM4.24SI "HELMET NITE" One adult accompanying one youngster 14 years of age and under Each paying the regular admission price--the youngster will receive One Free Official Charlie Helmet. July 20 Thursday CHARLIES ». TIDEWATER 7:47 p.m. "PENNANT NITE" All fans presenting an "Official Charlies Pennant" will be admitted to the.park--FREE! As usual DOLL NITE! All ladies will be admitted to the Grandstand for $.75. THREE BIG DOUBLEHEADERS! CHARLIES vs. TOLEDO 6:47 p. m. DOUBLEHEADER "TOPLESS MITE" Ail bald headed men admitted to the grandstand FREE!! Wig drawing at home plate between games. July 22 Saturday CHARLIES «. TOLEDO 6:47 p.m. DOUBLEHEADER "NITE" Admiral Solarcolor mom 25" SCREEN TV give away!! Through the courtesy of K-Mart--given away at home plate between games. Get your free coupon at the gate starting Tuesday thru Saturday!!! (Employees and family members of the Charlies or K-Mart not eligible) CHARLIES*. TOLEDO 1;47 p.m. DOUBLEHEADER MOOSE DAY"All members of District 4of West Virginia Moose Lodges will be admitted at special prices to the grandstand. GET YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE BOX OFFICE AT WATT POWELL PARK OPEN DAILY PHONE 346-0734 OR WRITE P.O. BOX 2363 J',

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