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I THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER Sunday August 13 1989 3D Dravecky Return Touches Lives Stars Hold On To Beat Knights Sta To By STAN OLSON Staff Writer before returning to the Giants But Goins felt like Dravecky left behind some friends "You know another Giants pitcher was in here recently and he was lotally different" Goins said "He just did his job and left not talking to anybody Like he was in some elite group or something "Dave made us feel like he was our friend" trying to break the ice with every guy in the dugout You could tell he had some tension but he was joking with us putting us at ease "He's a real outgoing guy" Dravecky was but 10 months removed from surgery in which the cancerous half of his left deltoid muscle was removed leaving him with an emaciated pitching arm he could not lift above his head Doctors told him he would never pitch again said "His shoulder had a huge scar on it but other than that it looked fairly normal" Dravecky pitched again and won again for San Jose stopping Reno And after that game he invited the entire San Jose team to dinner at a posh Reno restaurant "It was about 35 people some guys brought wives and girlfriends" Goins said "We get meal money of $11 a day and I think some guys ate a lot Dave's bill was around $1000" Then Dravecky was gone pitching next at Class AAA Phoenix doubled and scored on single by Jim Bullinger Mark Whiten hit a two-run homer and home-standing Knoxville added two runs on an error by Greenville shortstop John Alva in a 4-3 victory in 10 innings in another Southern League game As San Francisco Giants pitcher Dave Dravecky completed his recovery from cancer recently Scott Goins watched and marveled a front-row witness Dravecky who pitched and won for the Giants Thursday night made his first two rehabilitation starts with Class A San Jose two weeks ago showing he could indeed pitch effectively Goins a first baseman with San Jose who played at Winthrop and Central Cabarrus High played behind Dravecky on those tense evenings And he feels like the comeback couldn't have happened to a nicer guy "You'd want him to be the kind of guy he is" Goins said "He's an exceptional role model The first time he pitched he went around ADVERTISFMENT But on that night in late July Dravecky pitched again He shut out Stockton San Jose's arch rival with 5000 fans crammed into the Stockton ballpark Goins playing behind him watched the miracle take shape "His fastball was only in the low 80s but he could put his curve on the black (home plate's border) anytime he wanted to" Goins Golf Packages Myrtle Beach SC Play 40 different courses Stay in plush condos at Bay Tree Golf Plantation pTgdotlYer From Staff Reports HUNTSVILLE ALA The Charlotte Knights failed to take advantage of two bases-loaded situations in the ninth inning Saturday night and were edged 5-4 by the Huntsville Stars in a Southern League baseball game Trailing 5-2 in the ninth the Knights loaded the bases on singles by Derrick May Orsino Hill and a walk by Kelly Mann May scored on Howard Nichols' single to make it 5-3 Later in the inning Hill scored on Cedric Landum's groundout as the Knights crept within one 5-4 Then with two outs the Knights' Ty Griffin walked to load the bases again but Greg Smith lined to center field to end the game The Knights scored the game's initial run in the first inning when Landrum singled went to second on a balk third on a groundout and scored on Glenn Sullivan's single The Stars tied the score at I in the bottom of the third when Scott Hemond tripled and scored on a groundout The Knights regained the lead at 2-1 in the fourth when May From HUNTSV The Chariott take advant loaded situa inning Satur( edged 5-4 1 Stars in a baseball gam Trailing 5- Knights loa( singles by Dc Hill and a WE May scored ols' single to Later in scored on 1 groundout as within one 5 outs the Kr walked to loz but Greg Sm field to end The Knil game's initia inning when went to secor on a ground( Glenn Sullivi The Stars 1 in the bottom Scott Hemc scored on a Knights rega 2-1 in the JESUS CHRIST IS OUR VERY BEST FRIEND READ YOUR KING JAMES BIBLE PRAY AND THANK GOD EVERY DAY! 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ulcers last week had been throwing uncharacteristically high pitches of late said Rangers manager Orlando Gomez "Now I know he's going to relax and do what he's done all year" Hvizda wasn't the only solid performer on the night as Rangers righthander Rob Brown delivered five strikeouts in his six innings on the mound at Sims Legion Park "He pitched outstandingly" Gomez said "I'm very happy He went after the hitters real good" Brown allowed five hits including a homer by Hundley to the grassy bank in right The Mets never threatened again "I felt pretty good out there" said Brown 22 So did Rangers catcher Ivan Rodriguez who hit a fastball over the left-field fence off Mets starter Steve Newton who fanned seven Rodriguez's three-run game-winning shot in the sixth struck the wooden light pole in left It was his sixth homer of the season and gave him 39 RBIs Rodriguez a 17-year-old catcher said he's been overswinging and finally just took it easy "It feels really good because that's what I've been working on" Rodriguez said "He relaxed and let his hands do the work" Rangers minor league hitting instructor Rudy Jaramillo said "For a 17-year-old kid I'm happy with it" said manager Gomez who added that Rodriguez sometimes gets down on himself and must be more patient The Rangers upped their first-place record in the South Atlantic League's Northern Division to 39-14 Columbia fell to 25-26 in the Southern Division The teams play again at Sims today at 3 pm By JOE 1 Staff GASTONIA couldn't help the stomach as he to Gastonia Saturth "I was kind of as he went for organizational re "This has bee lately" After Columb '4 )k Ar) Hvizda said after his thi record set by Rangers pitcher in 1987 "It felt li lifted off me No pitching" Hvizda diagi stomach ulcers la throwing unchari pitches of late si ager Orlando know he's going what he's done a Hvizda wasn'' performer on the righthander Rob five strikeouts in the mound at Sir "He pitched Gomez said "I'r went after the hi Brown allowed ing a homer by grassy bank in never threatened "I felt pretty said Brown 22 So did Rang( Rodriguez who I the left-field fenc Steve Newton Rodriguez's winning shot in the wooden light I his sixth homer gave him 39 RBI Rodriguez catcher said he's ing and finally ju feels really goo( what I've been driguez said "He relaxed a do the work" league hitting insi amillo said "For a I 7-ye happy with it" mez who added sometimes gets and must be mor The Rangers place record in it League's North( 39-14 Columbia the Southern Div play again at Sim 'Firestone FR480 RADIAL Longest mileage Firestone all season steel i belted radial ever' Whitewall Price P155801313 We're so sure this "Steel Belted Radial" has the lowest price in town that we promise to beat the competition's best price on any steel belted radial in the same size Just show us their currently advertised price ir- Wittartraht II BRAND RADIAL Affordable Steel belted With good all-season traction mileage Whitewall Prieto P15580R13 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