Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 27, 1972 · Page 121
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 121

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, August 27, 1972
Page 121
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ALMA MARICHAL--SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS-- luan holds Ursula, and from left, Yvette, Elsie and Rosie. "luan is a/ways happy." BASBAliWlKTS CONTINUED How many wives would dream of going to their husband's place of business and yelling at everyone in sight? Baseball wives, whose husbands' salaries range from a minimum of $13,500 to well over $100,000, do it all the time. All of the teams set aside sections for the players' families and the concentrated cheering is noticeable. Says Mrs. Nate Colbert, wife of the slugging first- baseman of the San Diego Padres: "When I'm at the game, everybody knows I'm thcreri'm screaming at those guys all the time. Some day I almost expect to hear the announcer say: 'Now playing first base, Carol Colbert.' " Unlike the wives of businessmen, who never are on hand to watch the men lose out on a contract or mess up a sale, baseball wives have to witness their husbands making errors in the field or popping up in the clutch. Moreover, unlike ordinary fans, they have to maintain composure about it and suffer inwardly. This seems to create problems, especially for the wives of pitchers. The wife of one National League relief hurler came down with a case of ulcers last season, while her husband remained perfectly healthy. Nancy Niekro says she can't enjoy a game continued CAROLYN KESSINGER--CHICAGO CUBS--"Many baseball families live like gypsies. We've put roots down." NANCY NIEKRO--ATLANTA BRAVES "Sportswriters occasionally bug me. They can get down on a team." IEANNETTE RADER--HOUSTON ASTROS--"When Doug rushes in from third on a bunt situation, I shudder." 16 NANCY SEAVER--NEW YORK METS "Winning the World Series brought us together sharing our joy." GLORIA SIZEMORE--ST. LOUIS CARDS--"Baseball is timeless and not so regimented as other sports." BONNIE HARPER--BOSTON RED SOX--"I've got to be extra careful not to mention a hitting streak." SHEENA BOWA--PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES--with Larry. "Best part of the game is riding home with him." SUSIE PALMER--BALTIMORE ORIOLES--with Kelly (I) and lamie. "It's great while you're going good, but when it's bad, it's difficult." DAPHNE PERRY--MINNESOTA TWINS--"That ball makes me so nervous--and so much money." PARADE · AUGUST 27, 1972

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