Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 9, 1974 · Page 54
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 54

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 9, 1974
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4D -June 9. 1974 Sunday Casette-Mait Ctwlesfon, West Virginia By \. L. Ilardman BRAIN Larcamp Awarded Grant For Postgraduate Studies Hayes Remains Satisfactory Baseball Crowds Can Make Or Break It was purely a coincidence. Tony LaRussa hadn't dreamed of such a thing happening as a riot in Cleveland. When he made his comments on crowd behavior, (it was strictly in reference to the International League. Then that very night a riot broke out in Cleveland. When fans stormed the field; the situation got completely out of hand and the Indians f i n a l l y had to forfeit their game to the Texas Rangers. This, of course, is becoming a real problem, not only in baseball but in other sports today. Where it will all end remains to be seen but it's a real problem today and baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, who visited here last week, is well aware of it. Tony LaRussa "Whatever we need to do to stop this, we'll do," the commissioner said. But he didn't have any sure-cure remedies for the trouble at the moment. He admits that it is-one of the biggest problems baseball faces now and hopes that ball park employees and local police will lend a hand in its curtailment. . . . * * * ', Memphis' Enthusiasm Cited But back to the situation closer home, which concerns all of us. -Tony LaRussa's job as the second baseman for the Charlies takes him before all kinds of crowds. At Memphis, he has noted, the enthusiasm is almost unbounded but it could become a* problem, on a lesser scale, of course, but similar to that in Cleveland last week. · Tony noted that the stands at Memphis are a; lot closer to the playing field at Memphis than they are in other places. And this adds to the problem. Everything said in he stands can be heard quite clearly on the field. "They say some pretty mean things to the visiting teams," said LaRussa, "and it certainly doesn't do us any good." .On the other hand, he feels that the enthusiasm of Blues fans has had just the opposite effect on the Memphis team. It has made them a winner, Tony would suggest.... · * * * Players Can Acquire Enthusiasms "Nobody likes to play a baseball game when the stands are less than half filled," he notes. ''And it's natural. You wouldn't want to write a sports column if you thought no one would read it," he added. · "But when the crowds come out to see and encourage the players, they just do better, ·that's for sure." He calls Charleston a good place to play ball. He likes Watt Powell Park's playing field ("it's the truest infield in the league") and he likes the setup for spectators. "They're far enough away that they can't really disturb you like they do in Memphis," he said, "and it's good to know they are there." But he noted that Charleston fans do a lot more cheering for the home team than heckling the visiting players. . . . We Had Our Hecklers Of course, that is true now. But there were times when the players -- especially the visitors -- got some rough treatment here. The late Dreamy Ferrell, for instance, got so belligerent back hi the old American Association days that the league president, the late Edward Doherty, finally had him barred from the ball park. Dreamy even had a St. Paul pitcher come into the stands to get after him on one occasion. Dreamy, fortunately, found the stairway to the press box open and set a new record for climbing from the bottom of the grandstand to the roof, seeking safety from the pursuing player. Ferrell would heckle the umpires and visiting players alike and wasn't especially careful what he said. Actually, he was just an over-enthusiastic fan and figured he had a right to say some things since he was a paying customer. When they barred him from the park, it broke his heart. . . . * * * Larry Asbury Was Successor Ferrell would roll his game program into a megaphone of sorts and would hold it against the screen to carry his voice to the playing field. He was laying it on pretty thick once when a Minneapolis player crawled along the base of the grandstand, picked up a fistful! of dirt and let it go into D r e a m y ' s "megaphone." The poor guy almost choked to death but it didn't quiet him down. When the Charlies started operations here, a justice of , the peace named Larry Asbury, became the modern Dreamy Ferrell. He'd lash out at j the umpires and visiting play- I ers with some real salty lan- * guage Larry Asbury But he finally lost interest and rarely comes around the park now. All of which doesn't make the umpires a bit unhappy. And the visiting players find things quieter and more peaceful around Watt Powell Park. But Larry, like Dreamy, was strictly a faithful "homer" and alluded to this fact in unmistakable terms. . . . M O R G A N T O W N - Dan Larcamp, starting offensive tackle for the West Virginia University football team in 1972 and 1973, has been awarded a $1,000 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Larcap was originally Larcamp as an alternate for the scholarship last December, while teammate Ade Dillon received one of the original 33 scholarships available. According to the executive office of the NCAA, West Virginia University is one of a limited number of schools to have two scholarship winners in one sport in the same year. The NCAA has awarded 80 postgraduate scholarships annually since 1964, with 33 being given to football players. Larcamp, a native of St. Albans, plans to attend law school at WVU in September. The 6-2, 240 pound offensive tackle compiled a 3.81 (4.0 is perfect) average in social work at the UNIVERSITY. He started every game his junior and senior years at offensive tackle with the exception of one game in 1972 when he was suffering from a slight injury. He helped the 1972 team become the fourth leading team in the country in scoring, and his blocking helped three of his 1972 teammates to rank in the national statistics on offense. Larcamp was graduated magna cum laude this spring from WVU. He also received the Louis D. Meisel -- 1928 Football Team Award as the senior letterman with the highest academic average on the football team. In high school, Larcamp St. Albans' 4 Y' League to Be^in The St. Albans YMCA summer basketball league for boys 14-18 will begin Wednesday, June 19. The league will last six weeks with games scheduled on every Wednesday. Anyone interested in playing must have summer memberships which cost $6. and will continue to captain the team each week as long as the Mountaineers win. If WVU loses, new co-captains will be chosen by Bowden. Honorary co-captains will be elected at the end of the season. Both Buggs and Merrow w i l l be seniors this f a l l . Buggs, 6-3, 190, made the Kodak american Football Coaches Association Ail-American first team last fall and is being chosen for most of the pre-season teams this year. Merrow, 6-4, 240. has been a two-year starter at middle guard and is regarded as an all-East and possible All- American candidate this year. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ohio State University football Coach Woody Hayes remained in satisfactory condition Saturday at University Hospital after suffering a mild heart attack Thursday. A hospital spokesman said Hayes' condition remained unchanged from Friday, when he was reported stable and resting well. · Hayes entered the hospital Thursday after suffering chest pains. South Charleston Residents and Property Owners cell us for your Flood Ins.-Coverage INSURANCE EXCHANGE Inc. 727-9241-755-4369 DAN LARCAMP From St. Albans Slow-Pitch Softball Slow-Pitch soltball tournaments will be held next Saturday and Sunday. June 15-16, at St. Albans High School and the North Charleston field. Purity Maid will sponsor the double elimination tournament at North Charleston. Entry fee is S35 and any Interested team should call J . 6 . J a r v i s at 342-7885. Capitol Chrysler-Plymouth is sponsoring the tourney at St. Albans. Any teams interested In playing can call Jack Godbey at 727-9801 or Stan Paxton at 727-5495. The entry fee for the double elimination tourney is S35 and one new ball. was captain of the football team at St. Albans and was selected honorable mention all- American by Sunkist. He was also a member of the state high school championship track team in 1968 and 1969. Academically, he was a member of the National Honor Society and a D.A.R. History award winner. MORGANTOWN - Captains for the opening of the 1974 football season have been announced by West Virginia U n i v e r s i t y h e a d f o o t b a l l coach Bobby Bowden. The two captains will be all- A m e r i c a n f l a n k e r D a n n y Buggs of Atlanta. Ga., for the offense, and middle guard Jeff Merrow of Akron. Ohio, for the defensive unit. Both were elected by their teammates at the end of spring practice. They will lead the team into battle against Richmond on Sept. 14, Abe Cohen Fish Derby Sept. 7-8 The 27th annual Abe Cohen Memorial Boy and Girl Fishing Rodeo will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7-8, at Coonskin Park, it was an- nounced'by contest chairman Charles Lavender. The event, which annually attracts large crowds, offers prizes to the youngsters catching the biggest fish, as well as refreshments for all contestants. The contest is cosponsored by local businesses, organizations and individuals, through their donations. 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Monday thru Saturday State Elks state H.IKS /*~~* \ /""""""""N Golf Slated f r\ | [ f*Y \ T,TM~ 01 a 9 I--I June 21-23 : X E W I S B U R G - E a r l ; Hayes of Hinton will defend his title in the West Virginia "Elks Golf Tournament June 21-23. The 54-hoIe medal play event will be played at Green' brier Valley Country Club, which is two miles north of Lewisburg. The entry deadline is June 17. Entry forms may be obtained from any Elks lodge or by writing to the Lewisburg Elks Lodge No. 1758. Any Elks member is eligible. : A 1974 Ford Pinto can be _ won for a designated hole-in- -pne during the tournament. ; Qver $1,400 in merchandise - prizes will be given. . · TTony Passerby, the golf pro at Greenbrier Valley, will di' rect the t o u r n a m e n t . Cochairman of the event are William 0. Burns and Sam Mann. " A p r a c t i c e r o u n d may be played Thursday^, June 20. Former Tennis Champion Dies '-"LOUISVILLE, Ky. ( A P ) Pierre Pellizza. a former French national tennis champion, died here Friday at the age of 56. ".He was a native of Lourdes. · France, but was a citizen of the United States, where he had lived since 1948. ; .He had played in the semifi- ' nals at Wimbledon and at Forest Hills. \Pellizza was a member of the U.S. Lawn Tennis Associa- .' tion and was a member of the French Davis Cup team for 10 years. · ; He won the French national c h a m p i o n s h i p in 1939, and ; again in 1946 and 1947. He won the Monte Carlo Butler Trophy twice. · He had been the tennis pro at the Louisville Country Club since 1970. ; Pellizza is survived by his widow, the former Maria J. Meyejr, and a son, Mike Pelliz- za oARio de Janeiro. Brazil. FACTORY OUTLET STORE aUaa. . . 20% OFF ON ALL TROUSERS Corbin LTD., famous for their traditional styling and superb fit, have tailored these trousers in cool summer fabrics, always great favorites with the active sportsman. 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