Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 27, 1972 · Page 119
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 119

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, August 27, 1972
Page 119
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Parade's Ail-Star Cheering Section of Baseball Wives !Vw Wife's by Josh Eppinger III Herbert Kupferberg A ll wives root for their husbands to do well on their jobs. But baseball players' wives are among the few who cheer for their men in person and on the spot. In fact, they make up one of the most vociferous and hardest- working cheering sections in the land. With the cooperation of the 24 major league clubs, PARADE has selected an all-star rooting roster of wives, one from each team. The women were chosen for their enthusiasm, spirit and knowledge of the sport. Many of them a-e at the ball park for every game, and if they have children, they usually bring them, too. Nancy Seaver, wife of the New York Mets' star pitcher Tom Seaver, says she has to bring her 17-month-old daughter Sarah if she wants to get into Shea Stadium. "Pitching coach Rube Walker says Sarah is Tom's good-luck charm and he won't let me in if I don't bring her," says Nancy. Lucky red dress Most of the wives try to 'help their husbands with superstitions and talismans that the wife of a salesman or dentist would never think of. "For a long time, I always wore a red dress," says Mrs. Fritz Peterson, wife of the New York Yankee pitcher. "I've got to sit in the same seat every game," says Mrs. Tommy Harper, whose husband plays center field for the Boston Red Sox. Mrs. Phil Niekro relies on a gold wedding bracelet to bring her husband victory when he is pitching for the Atlanta Braves. continued CAROL FOSSE--CLEVELAND INDIANS "To live this kind ol life, you've got to really love your husband." KAROLYN ROSE--CINCINNATI REDS with Pete Ir.--"The only thing that really upsets Pete is an injury." BEVERLY OTIS--KANSAS CITY ROYALS--"Amos will throw me a kiss --if the manager isn't looking." NATIONAL LEAGUE Eastern Division ALL-STAR WIVES AMERICAN LEAGUE Eastern Division Donna Oliver, Pittsburgh Pirates Nancy Seaver, New York Mets Gloria Sizemore, St. Louis Cardinals Carolyn Kessinger, Chicago Cubs Jackie Hunt, Montreal Expos Sheena Bowa, Philadelphia Phillies Western Division Karolyn Rose, Cincinnati Reds /eannetfe Rader, Houston Astros Georgie Osteen, Los Angeles Dodgers Nancy Niekro, Atlanta Braves Alma Marichal, San Francisco Giants Carol Colbert. San Diego Padres Pat Freehan, Detroit Tigers Susie Palmer, Baltimore Orioles Bonnie Harper, Boston Red Sox Marilyn Peterson, New York Yankees Carol Fosse, Cleveland Jfndkns Kathy Lockwood, Milwaukee Brewers Western Division Sandy Bando, Oakland Athletics Cyndee Reichardt, Chicago White Sox Daphne Perry, Minnesota Twins Beverly Otis, Kansas City Royals Suzie Torborg, California Angels Sue Gogolewski, Texas Rangers 14 SANDY BANDO--OAKLAND ATH LETICS--"It's a short career. You've got to be prepared for afterwards." CYNDEE REICHARDT--CHICAGO WHITE SOX--"I couldn't imagine being married now to a 9 to 5 man." PARADE · AUGUST 27, 1972

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