Daily Independent Journal from San Rafael, California on August 17, 1974 · Page 37
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Daily Independent Journal from San Rafael, California · Page 37

San Rafael, California
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Saturday, August 17, 1974
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Wm PROFILE OF m Saturday, August 17, 1974_______Jnbppmbfttt-loumai, M3 Art Schallock Has Left Behind The Excitement Of Big League Baseball To Enjoy The Quiet Life By RALPH CHATOIAN His major league baseball days are now memories crammed into two scrapbooks and some wall-mounted mementoes. Today he is Arthur L. Schallock. businessman. The 49-year-old Schallock, a major league baseball pitcher with the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles in the early 1950s. is a vice president of California Land Title Company of Marin, a firm he has been with since 1970. He was in baseball all of his young years, but since his retirement in 1957 he seldom gets out to see any major league action, either the San Francisco Giants or the Oakland Athletics. “I saw and played so much baseball it was enough,” said Schallock, a left- handed pitcher in his playing days, “so I don’t feel the urge to see much baseball anymore ” A NATIVE OF Mill Valley, Schallock was reared in that city and went on to star on the sandlots and at Tamalpais High School in baseball, basketball and golf. He still does quite well in the last sport and carries a four handicap at Marin Country Club. His freshman year at Tam High he was a first baseman. As a sophomore, he played right field It wasn't until his junior and senior years he became the team's ace pitcher, the position that was going to take him to the major leagues. He played on the wonder teams of Girard <Pop) Wendering, a coach who led his teams to 24 championships in 25 years. “That Wendering was some coach,” said Schallock. “If you missed a couple of practices, no matter who you were, you were off the team.” SCHALLOCK WAS drafted into the armed services in 1943. right after his graduation from Tam. He served three years in the Navy and was stationed on a carrier, the CSS Coral Sea which became the CSS Anzio later when a new Coral Sea was commissioned. After his military days. Schallock returned to play ball at College of Marin and on a semi-pro team called the Moffat-Manteca Meatpackers. That team won the Northern California semi-pro championship and one of Art's teammates was Joe Orengo, also to reach the big leagues and who later managed the Sacramento Solons of the Pacific Coast League. Orengo presently is a member of the Giant speakers’ bureau. In the winter of 1946 Schallock signed a professional contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers chain. He became property of the Montreal team of the International League and after spring training in Havana, Cuba, was optioned to Pueblo. Colo., of the Western League HIS MANAGER that 1947 season was Walt Alston, now the veteran pilot of the Los Angeles Dodgers. His overall pitching record that first year of professional ball was 12 wins and seven losses but he was virtually unbeatable at home in Colorado. He was 11-0 in home games and 1-7 on the road. After that impressive start, Art, who was considered too small to make it as a pitcher because he stood only 5-foot-9, was called up to Montreal of the Triple-A International League. That team, which WBfrbh _ ART SCHALLOCK In New York Yankee uniform also included Don Newcombe and Chuck Connors, the actor of “Rifleman” fame, won the Little World Series, but Art says, “I didn't pitch much in the series, just a little mop-up work.” IT WAS Ql’ITE a series, Columbus winning the first three games in Ohio and Montreal coming back to win the next four on its home soil in Canada. Schallock played the next season for the Hollywood Stars of the Pacific Coast League. Just as things were going bad and Stars manager Fred Haney was thinking of sending Art to the lower minors, he came up with a 3-0 shutout victory over Portland and was able to stay in Triple-A ball. In 1951 he was traded from the Dodgers to the New York Y’ankees for two players and $75,000. It was Joe DiMaggio's last year of baseball •'I WAS REALLY surprised when I went to the Yankees,” said Schallock. ‘ They had such a solid pitching staff with (Vic) Raschi. (Allie) Reynolds. <Ed? Lopat. (Johnny) Sain and (Spec) Shea.” To make room on the Yankee roster for Schallock the club sent to the minor league Kansas City team a young prospect by the name of Mickey Mantle. Schallock still chuckles over that. Mantle was recalled a few months later and became one of the real superstars of baseball. Schallock remained with the Yankee organization from '51 through midway in the 1955 season when he was traded to the Baltimore Orioles. He played much of the 1952 and '53 seasons in the minors, back and forth from New York to Kansas City and Oakland (the Oaks of the Pacific Coast League). HE ENDED THE 1953 season wuth the Y’ankees and appeared in one World Series game against Brooklyn. In two innings he gave up two hits, one run, walked one and struck out one. In 30 games with Baltimore in 1955 Schallock won three and lost five. The following year he wras sent down to Seattle of the Pacific Coast League where he played his final season before retiring from the game at 32. His major league totals are not too impressive because he spent so much time on the bench with the Yankees. In five years he had six wins and seven losses with an earned run average of 4.02. He was a starter in 14 games and relieved in 44 others. He struck out 77 batters and walked 91. ART MARRIED another native Marin- ite his first year in professional baseball. His wife. Dona, born and reared in Sausalito, had to endure all the travel his baseball career required. They have two daughters, both now married. Diane Markwart of Benecia and Nancy Pascoe of Novato. Although he doesn't look like a grandfather. Art has three grandchildren. Art and Dona moved about two years ago from Peacock Gap to the country. They had a home built in Black Point, high in the hills, with enough room for two horses and even a steer. He spends quite a bit of his time working around the house. That's the main reason he doesn't get out to the golf course as much as he used to. Golf is about the only thing Art does right-handed, “because as a kid I used to caddy a lot and I would borrow golf clubs from other guys who were always right- handed.” IN 1965, PLAYTNG in a foursome that included Billy Casper, at that time a touring pro representing the Peacock Gap golf course. Schallock shot a 38 on the front mne at Peacock and beat Casper by a stroke Art was named to the Marin County Hall of Fame by the Knights of Columbus FOR ARTHUR L. SCHALLOCK, native Marinite, the days of excitement and travel of professional baseball are over. But there is no regret. Today the former New York Yankee pitcher en|oys the quieter life as a vice president of California Land Title Company of Marin and as a resident of a country place at Black Point where he keeps horses and this steer. Hof Stove League in 1970 and at the time -aid. “It's a wonderful thing, for somebody to fake the time and effort to do this I'm honored to be selected.” There was tragedy in the Schallock family when Art's brother. Melvin, his wife, Ruth and son Danny, were killed last year from shotgun blasts by a crazed junman at the Melvin Schallock home in Mill Valley. Rut today Art Schallock has settled down to a quiet life on a ranch No longer are there the sounds of a busy New York or the sounds of the cheering fans. Instead he has the sounds of the outdoors, the sounds of the country life. And judging from the smile on his face, that suits him just fine ART & ENTERTAINMENT — 'ROUND MARIN CHARLY BAUMANN, world famous tiger trainer, toys with one of bis charges as he demonstrates his mastery of the big cats in one of the featured acts of the 104th edition of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, scheduled to open Wednesday in the Oakland Coliseum and to move to the San Francisco Cow Palace Aug 28 where it will play through Labor Day, Sept. 2 TONIGHT MUSICAL PLAY - “Oh Kay!” by Center for the Performing Arts, golf clubhouse. Mill Valley, 8:30 p.m. MUSICAL PLAY - “The Prisoner of Second Avenue” by Rohnert Park Stage Guild. Rancho Cotate High School auditorium, Rohnert Park, 8 p.m. MUSICAL PLAY - “Marne” by Sunset Players, San Rafael High School auditorium, San Rafael, 8:30 p.m. DRAMA — “A Singular Man" by Bolinas Company, Community Center. Bolinas. 8:30 p.m SUNDAY, AUG. 18 CONCERT — Pianist Horacio Gutierrez, Marin Music Chest Series. Marin Veterans Memorial Building, San Rafael. 2:30 p.m. FLOWER SHOW - Fuchsia Festival. Petaluma Branch of American Fuchsia Society, Veterans Memorial Building. Petaluma. 11 a m to 5 p.m. CELEBRATION - Old Adobe Fiesta. General Vallejo landmark. Petaluma, 7 a.m. through the day. MONDAY, AUG. 19 AUDITIONS — For “The Prisoner of Second Avenue” by Ross Valley Players, the Bam. Marin Art and Garden Center, Ross, 8 p.m. TUESDAY, AUG. 20 LECTURE — “Transcendental Meditation,” Marin Co-op meeting room. Corte Madera. 8 p m. WEDNESDAY. AUG. 21 READING — Poetry by Adrianne Marcus, library. Mill Valley, 8 p.m. * LECTURE — “Allergies and How They Affect the Lungs” by Dr. John H. Hoehne, library, Corte Madera, 2 p.m 1 AUDITIONS — For Winifred Baker Chorale, Angelico Hall, Dominican College, San Rafael, 7:30 p.m. AUDITIONS — FOR “The Prisoner of Second Avenue” by Ross Valley Players, the Bam, Marin Art and Garden Center, Ross, 8 p.m. LECTURE — “Science of Mind" by Dr. Kendall Bryson, Recreation Center, Corte Madera, 8 p.m. LECtURE — “Transcendental Meditation,” Community Church, Mill Valley, 8 p.m. FRIDAY, AUG. 23 MUSICAL PLAY - "Oh Kay!” by Center for the Performing Arts, golf clubhouse, Mill Valley, 8:30 p.m. DRAMA — "A Singular Man” by Bolinas Company, Community Center, Bolinas, 8:30 p.m. DRAMA — "The Prisoner of Second Avenue” by Rohnert Park Stage Guild, Rancho Cotate High School auditorium, Rohnert Park. 8 p.m. SATURDAY’. AUG. 24 DRAMA — “A Singular Man" by Bolinas Company, Community Center. Bolinas, 8:30 p.m. FAIR — Renaissance Pleasure Faire and Ha’ Penny Market, Oak Forest. Black Point, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. MUSICAL PLAY - “Oh Kay!” by Each night when the city day Fades against stone walls, And last feet scurry away Towards their destination, Newsstands close and crowds of cellos join in lamentation. Each spins upon its base, Until dizzy with exhaustion, At last stops its pace with Mellow resignation. TIBURON Center for the Performing Arts, golf clubhouse. Mill Valley. 8:30 p.m. DRAMA — “The Prisoner of Second Avenue” by Rohnert Park Stage Guild. Rancho Cotate High School auditorium, Rohnert Park, 8 p.m. PET PARADE — Children s pet parade, downtown area, Fairfax. 10 a.m. PET SHOW - Homestead Valley Community Association pet show. Homestead DIXIE BROWNE School playground. Homestead Valley, 1 to 4 p.m. NATURE WALK — Marin Audubon Society nature walk. Richardson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. 7:30 a.m. ART MARIN GENERAL Hospital, 250 Bon Air Road. Greenbrae, paintings by Bob Pepper, through Sept. 3. Open 24 hours a day. ROSE-BERNARDI GALLERY, 2631 Bridgeway, Sausalito. “Summer Bodies” nude sketches by Marin artists, through August. Open Monday through Satrudav, 9:30 a m. to 5:30 p.m FRANKLIN SAVINGS and Loan. 8 Bon Air Road, Larkspur, watercolors by Leola Dixon, through August. Open week days 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. SANDCASTLE GALLERY. 505 Mesa Road. Point Reyes Station, five-woman show of weaving, macrame and stitch cry, through Aug. 18. Open Thursday through Sunday. 1 to 5 p.m. SOCIAL SECURITY Gallery, 549 Northgate Drive, San Rafael, photographs by Lucile Dandelet, through Sept 13. Open Monday through Friday 9 a m to 4:30 p.m. FRANCES YOUNG Gallery. Marin Art and Garden Center. Ross, large two- dimensional and small three-dimensional work by Marin artists, through Aug. 18 Open daily 1 to 4 p.m. GENESIS GALLERY, 2 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, wwk of Pat Terheun Vitelli, Pierre Flandreau and Joan Emerson, through Aug. 27. Open daily 1 to 5 p.m except Sundav. ERICKSON’S GALLERY. 78 Main Street. Tiburon, African jewelry by Janice Smith, through August Open daily noon to 4:30 p.m TERRA LINDA Art Gallery, 4172 Redwood Highway, San Rafael “People’s Choice” show, through Sept. 6. Open daily 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. except Sundav. MARIN SOCIETY of Artists Craft Gallery, Marin Art and Garden Center, Ross, weaving by Mathilde Franz and sculpture by Leslie Wilde, through Aug. 18. Open daily 1 to 4 p.m. MARIN CIVIC Center Exhibit Gallery, San Rafael, “Stones of History” photographic display by National Film Board of Canada, through Aug. 30. Open mon- day through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. SKY ART WORKS. Bolinas, works of Bolinas artists, through August. Open Thursday through Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. MARY STRICKLER’S Quilt Gallery, 936 B Street, San Rafael, “Quilts: The Great American Folk Art” exhibit, through August. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CROCKER NATIONAL Bank, Belve­ dere. African wildlife photos by Patricia Welsh, through Aug 30. Open week days 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. McGRAW-HILL Book Co , 817 Redwood Highway, Novato, oils by Lou Burger, through September. Open w-eek days 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. REGIONAL LIBRARY. Corte Madera, acrylic paintings by Edgar W Frank, through August. Open Monday through Thursday, 9 a m to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday till 6 p.m. PUBLIC LIBRARY, San Rafael, oils by Helen Marshall, through August. Open Monday through Friday 9 a m to 9 p.m., Saturday till 5 p.m. VILLAGE FRAMES and Gallery, 2088 Drake Boulevard, Fairfax, batik paintings by Dorothea Ridenour, through Sept. 10. Open daily 9 a m to 5:30 p.m except Tuesday. GULL GALLERY, the Port. 393 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, work of Leonard Baskin, Gertrude Brooks and George McGrath, through August Open Saturday and Sunday 11 a m to 6 p.m. CIVIC CENTER Branch. Mann County Library, San Rafael, watercolors and drawings by Marin Children School students, through August. Open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday till 6 p.m. MARIN POET'S CORNER PERSPECTIVE ON OUR TRIBULATIONS We, My Country, Have Lost Our last three Presidents In order, By: Assassination, Defeat, Dishonor. Innocence interrupted By tragedies And sadness, No longer are we A nation of children Moving from picnics to Santa Claus, But a sobered people Moving from crisis to crisis. We stand in the ashes and ask, Where - is the Phoenix? But We do stand! That Is our greatness. . . MILL VALLEY JUNE R. THE CITY

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