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Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 30, 1972
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4C--July 30, 1972 * Sunday Ga*ett+Mail W«t» virtlft CLEANING UP THE SPORTS DESK: Not all the players, it seems, are gung-ho about the major league All- Star game. And, for that matter, not all of the fans care that much about it, despite the fact that the television peole would have you believe that every living soul has his eyes and ears glued to his TV set when the game is on. Most of the minor league teams declared last Tuesday night an open date on their schedules, believing all that malarkey about everybody staying at home to watch the All-Star. But the Rochester Red Wings must have proved a point. They booked a makeup game with Charleston on that night and it drew no less than 6,244 fans, which was some 1,000 more than they drew on Monday night. So, get off that kick about the All-Star, or any McMULLEN SHARON COLE other major league games on TV, keeping the fans away from the ball park. . . Give us a promoter like Regis Cole, Charleston business manager, and we won't worry a-tall about baseball on TV. . . IVIcMuIlen At Wesley Today Joe McMullen, athletic director at Marshall IL, spends as much time in the pulpit as he does in his offce, it seems. For instance, he'll speak at the 11 a.m. worship service at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church today, filing in for Rev. Pete Young. Joe does a bang-up job and Weslcyites will enjoy him. . Tom Scott the Elkview lad, did the other day what a lot of ball players would often like to do. Playing for Cocoa, Fla., he was in the process of getting an intentional walk when he reached out and slapped a Pompano Beach pitcher's wide delivery for a base hit. It scored the winning run from third base. Scott is having a big year for the Cocoa team. . . The Cincinnati Reds have an incredible 34-13 record on the road this season. So don't say that the good road clubs exist only in the International League. . . Sharon Fumes, Hits Like 'Mad Dick Sharon, the Charlies' star center fielder, has been an angry young man here of late. He let off some of his vermon against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Gray Kolb's radio show the other night. He also charged that Charleston sports writers have praise only for the "favored few" on the Charlies--something the writers weren't aware of at all. But Sir Richard didn't let his fuming interfere with his play in the outfield. He has been making sensational catches and hitting like mad the last few days. Maybe the youngster does better when he's mad. But he's really a nice kid and has a great baseball career ahead of him. . . Gary High School is lucky to get a coach with such a wide background in football as young Tom Callaway, who takes over this season. He was a member of the Tennessee squad for three years and saw duty in three bowl games. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Callaway of Welch. . . Charter for California Football fans in this area, with a little money and a lot of time, can have fun in September. There's a chartered airplane scheduled to leave the Pittsburgh airport with its final destination being San Francisco, where it will unload passengers for the short hop over to Palo Alto and the WVU-Stanford football game. It leaves on Sept. 2$ and will drop off enroute at Las Vegas for a couple of fun-filled days. Then on to Frisco. Hotel accommodations and two dinners will be included in Vegas and the package and hotel and ground transportation will be furnished in Frisco. Tickets for the game are also included. Return trip is set for Oct. 1. All of this, says local Travel Rama, for $319. How about that. Bill Miller?. . .A lot of Charleston people have been inquiring about the possibilities of a charter. . . A Breach of Faith Here we go again-- late Sunday baseball for the Charlies. Where they get that "by popular demand" stuff, we don't know, but a survey last year disclosed most clearly that Sunday afternoon games are preferred. Season ticket holders were sold tickets with the promise that Sunday games would be played at 1:47 p.m. A lot of out-of-town fans can't make it .to Charleston for night games. Last Sunday they came from all over-- Spencer, Madison, Huntington, Parkersburg, etc. And while the total crowd was only 1,518, it is interesting to note that twilight or night games at other spots the same day didn't draw as well as Charleston. Richmond drew only 1,194 and Peninsula got only 620. Tidewater, the hottest team in the league at the time, drew only 2,015, the players like a free night, too, an deserve one. But, heck, no consideration has ever been shown for them by the Charleston management. If the club is winning, it will draw, regardlelss of when the games are played. It's as simple as that. . . Praise for Coach Holstein "I noticed in the paper the other day where my cousin, Hobert "Sonny" Holstein will be the new coach at Scott High School," writes Lt. Thomas J. Lopez of the U.S. Navy in ' Monterey, Calif. "They are getting a dedicated young man whom I feel sure will produce excellent football for the people of Madison." Nutter Wins 3-Mile Run BASEBALL'S CLOWN HERE THURSDAY NIGHT Max Patkin Will Entertain Charleston Charlie Fans Charlies Will 'Experiment' With Late Afternoon Games Lopez is right, even if Herb is a "There's a lot to broadcasting that And Lt. cousin. may not seem obvious to the listener," notes Yankee radio voice, Phil Rizzuto. "To my way of thinking, one of the most important assets anybody in an announcer's booth can have is the ability to pick up the ball as soon as it leaves the bat. The good broadcaster reacts before the crowd leads him. He informs before the background noises tips off the audience." As a layman, we might also suggest to give the score once in a while, too. . . Knox Rapped His Hero Biggest thrill of the 1972 baseball season for John Knox, the fine second sacker for the Toledo Mud Hens? Getting a game-winning hit off big Bob Veale this season, that's what. "Bullet Bob Veale," John reflected. "My boyhood hero. I'used to watch him pitch in Columbus in 1962, when I was in high school. He was on his way up then." Knox, incidentally, is perhaps one of the most underrated players in the International League. He often is at the ball park by 4 p.m., in uniform, for an 8 p.m. ball game. Like Charleston's Gene Garber and Chuck Goggin, he came to play-all the way. Sears 20 Off THIS \TKEK OXLY " 110" Convertible Power Bonus Jet Pump 8 1 1 9 . 9 5 Regular S 129.9. Regular Si:39.95 109 88 119 88 for w e l l s to 110 f e e t d e e p . Power Bonus m o t o r d e l i v e r s p o w e r in excess of r a t i n g , h o l d s pressure at 30-50 P.S.I. Jet is auld separate- ] /3 -HP Submersible Pump SI 59.95, For s h a l l o w a n d rlee.p v e i l s u i i l i d e p t h s t o 8 0 f t . \ \ i i h control box. 139 88 SHOP AT SF.ARS A N D S A V E . (.uarnntcrd or V'oi/r .Uonry Rark The Charleston Charlies areilies regardless of size will be reversing their field on the matter of Sunday afternoon baseball. Starting next Sunday, they will start Sunday games at 4 p.m., although they had sold season tickets with the promise that all fans would be offered Sunday games at 1:47 p.m. No reason was given for the change, except that it is being done "by popular demand.' Last season, when the same change in playing time was made, a poll of the fans was taken and the result was a clear vote for the earlier starting time. "It's just an experiment," said G. M. Len Monheimer. The Charlies return home Monday to open a 13-game, 11- stand at Watt Powell Park with the Rochester Red Wings coming in for four games, Syracuse then coming in for four, including a double header on F r i d a y , and then Monday through Thursday (Aug. 7 to Aug. 10) the BIG series of the year comes up with five games admitted for the flat price of $3.50. ON THURSDAY NIGHT, the famous baseball clown, Max Patkin, will do his thing. He has been a big hit here for years and will attract a big crowd on this night. On Saturday, it's "All Kids, Day" and. without, question, the biggest crowd of the season will be on hand. A pony will be one of the prizes but there also will be two bicycles, three baseball gloves and six baseballs offered. The pony will be sadled and bridled, ready for some happy youngster to ride off with him. "Derby Dfcy" next Sunday also is booked. This has proved popular in the past with each youngster, 14 years of age and under, who is accompanied by an ticket-buying adult, to get a free derby hak-the Charlies' symbol. OTHER PROMOTIONS during the home stand will include 'Hoop-Dee-Doo" Night on Tuesday with the first 300 fans get- ing a hoop. "Two-Bit-Beer N i g h t " on with Louisville, including a dou- Wednesday with beer being sold ble bill on Aug. 8. at half price. Business manager Regis Cole| "Autograph Night" on Friday had something extra going ev-|with Charlie players to be in the ery night, "Family Night" on|lobby, available for autographs. Monday starting it off. All fami-ilt is suggested that Charlie bats might be brought along for autographing. "Pops Night" is Monday, Aug 7, with each pop accompanied by a lady paying the regular admission price, to be admittec free. On Aug. 8, it will be "West Virginia Grocers Association Night" with groceries to be given away between games. "Ball Night" is Aug. 9 with each 14-year old and under, accompanied by an adult who buys a ticket, to get a ball. "Miss Charleston Charlie" will be selected on Aug. 10 and it also will be "Doll Night"--or ladies night, if you please. Columbia Star Signed by Knicks NEW YORK (AP) - Heyward Dotson, the third highest scorer in Columbia University's basketball history, has signed with the New York Knicks the National Basketball Association club announced today. Dotson, a 1970 Columbia graduate, scored 1,266 points in 76 games for a 16.7 average, then was drafted by the Phoenix Suns. The Knicks acquired him from Phoenix in July 1970 for a draft choice. Dotson spent the last two years on a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University in England. Kim Nutter outlegged former West Virginia University dist ance runner Carl Hatfield Satur day over a wet course at Insti tute to win the 3-mile run at West Virginia AAU meet. Nutter, who won the State Track Meet mile run this spring for Parkersburg High School en route to a scholarship at WVU recorded a time of 15:08 Satur day in the 3-mile run. Most of the meet was post 3-mile run: 1, Kim Mutter; }, Car HatfleM; 3, Chuck Marshall; 4, Pau Camrell; 5, Mike Mosser (15:01) 3-mtle high school run: 1, John Fisher 2, Austin Boyd; 3, Bill Orlnkard (17:50) MO run: 1, Don Miller; 2. John Welch 3, Don Kesterson (2:12.1) / Open mile: 1, Larry Fulmer; 2, Cllf Samples; 3, Joe Young (4:54.5) Masters mile: T, Ro9«r Rouller; William Conley; 3, Gordon MscPsge (4:59.9) Shot put: 1, Francis Scott; 2, Phi Gresory; 3, Terry Bennett (49' 7") High iump: 1, Steve Thaxton; 2, Pa Kinder; 3, Bernard Hsynard («' 0") St. Albans In Finals RAVENSWOOD - St. Albans hoots for the State Babe Ri* championship here today and a berth in district competition. St. Albans beat Huntington Central, 3-2, Saturday to reach to- iay's championship round. 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