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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 2, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas flLTA Sports Day North Zone champs Submitted photo The New Braunfels American Little League AllStars completed a dramatic tournament run finishing as the North Zone Champions In the 10yearold boys division The team members are front left to right Chad Gregson Ricky Euresti Chris Halley Peter Llngamfelter Michael Garrott Zeb Vicknair middle Jimmy Rodrigues Matt Schulke Justin Delgado Tim Hildebrand Jimmy Quiroz Jory Werth back Bill Gregson Michael Garrott manager and Jimmy Quiroz Austin bid for TripleA baseball hits slow pace By CHIP BROWN Associated Press Writer AUSTIN AP Officials with the TripleA Phoenix Firebirds say that efforts to move the baseball team to Austin by selling enough charter seat options at roughly going slower than expected Theres been a slow start and there is cause for concern in how we are going to approach the next two or three Firebirds General Manager Craig Pletenik said Friday But I dont think that its at a critical stage We just need to do a better job of informing people how close this pro ject really is to becoming a The team is trying to sell char ter seat options to raise million for a stateoftheart stadium that would double as a music venue The city has agreed to pitch in million for the project over the objec tions of some residents who wanted a public vote on the matter Team officials estimate that roughly 300 options had been sold since going on sale a month ago The options which range in price from to give buyers the right to select seats for the teams 72 home games and music events over the next 15 years The packages dont include the cost of tickets Pletenik said the team is committed to moving to Austin after the 1996 season and must improve its marketing of seat options to meet a Sept 1 deadline We have to work Pletenik said We are going to expand our staff locally and accelerate some things such as naming corporate sponsors and build ing Pletenik said the fact that the Pacific Coast League and the Firebirds parent club the San Francisco Giants have approved the teams move to Austin are significant steps We have spent a lot of time and money on he said Theres been a slow start and there is cause for concern in how we are going to approach the next two or three Firebirds General Manager Craig Pletenik We dont want it to end in Septem ber We want it to There are two options if the team fails to sell the charter seat options It would look for sponsors to finance por tions of the stadium such as the score board or reduce some of the seating to lower the stadiums price tag from million to million or million Pletenik said The minimum standard for a TripleA stadium is seats Pletenik said Murray joins elite club By JEFFREY SHELMAN Associated Press Writer MINNEAPOLIS AP Eddie Murray became just the second switch hitter and only the 20th player in base ball history to reach hits when he singled in the sixth inning Friday night Murray joined Pete Rose the career hits leader with as the lone switchhitters to reach He made it to the mark by grounding a single through the right side for the Cleveland Indians off Mike Trombley Murray who got his hit Thursday night but went hitless in his last four atbats of the game drew a walk from Trombley in the second inning and flied out in the fourth After his historic hit Murray 39 shook hands with Cleveland first base coach Dave Nelson and Minnesota Twins first baseman Scott Stahoviak They were then joined by the rest of the Indians led by Dave Winfield who later took pictures from the dugout with a camera Winfield was the last player to reach hits doing it on Sept also at the Metrodome while with Minnesota Murray and Winfield are the first teammates with hits since Ty Cobb Tris Speaker and Eddie Collins all played for the 1928 Philadel phia Athletics While the crowd stood and cheered a series of Murrays career highlights played on the Metrodome Scoreboard Murray who rarely shows any emo tion on the field smiled as he raised both hands over his head twice to acknowledge the ovation Murray does not speak to the media often and held no major news confer ences leading up to the event He said he would hold one however following the game in which he got his hit All eligible players with hits are in the Hall of Fame Rose has been banned from consideration while Win field George Brett and Robin Yount have not been retired for the mandatory five years Next up in the chase for are Floridas Andre Dawson who began the day with hits and Torontos Paul Molitor who had Before Winfield Brett and Yount were the most recent to reach both in 1992 Murray has hits lefthanded and 955 righthanded during his career with Baltimore Los Angeles the New York Mels and Cleveland Murray also has 469 home runs plac ing him 18lh on the career list The first basemandesignated hitter could some day join Hank Aaron and Willie Mays are the only players to have hits and 500 home runs Though he has never won a batting title nor led the majors in either home runs or RBIs in a full season Murray has been extremely consistent since breaking into the big leagues in 1977 He has had more than 75 RBIs in every season hes played plus at least 147 hits in each season that was not inter rupted by a labor dispute Local golf team wins Eagle Tournament at Landa links From submitted reports The local team of James Gaffney Bill Adkins Al Heinemeyer and Irene McCabe fired a 10under par 62 this week to take first place in the Fraternal Order of Eagles Scramble Golf Tour nament at Landa Park Golf Course in New Braunfels Scoring a respectable 9under par 63 the team of Swede Kjellberg Bruce Alves Ervin Balusek and Marian Fox won the second place prize Two teams tied for the third and fourth place prizes with each four person team scoring 8under par 64 The first team was Glen Case Jack Yeamans Ski Haneiwich and Clifton Schrader and the other group was Pat Acheson Ray Metzke Morris Head and Marleen Acheson Calvin Waltmanll donated a putter which was offered as a prize for near est the 12th hole on the first stroke Bruce Alves won the prize for near est the 12th hole and Bob McCabe won the prize for nearest the 15th hole A total of 45 players participated in the tournament The next tournament is scheduled for July 25 For more infor mation on the event call Charlie Smith at6258104 NB Rotary golf tournament benefits little league From staff reports Rodman juror seeks autograph ATLANTA AP One of the jurors who ruled in favor of Dennis Rodman in his herpes trial had been oblivious to his star status but that didnt stop her from getting his auto graph anyway Id never heard of him I turned to the person next to me and said Is he an athlete said Gail Spence of Lawrenceville one of several jurors who approached the NBA star outside the courthouse for his autograph Fri day My boyfriend knew I was on the case and he begged and pleaded for an she said A District Court jury ruled in favor of Rodman in a suit brought by Lisa Beth Judd who was seeking million in damages Jurors deliberated less than four hours after four days of testimony Rodman looking relieved as he stood outside of federal court called the case a sad situation and said it made for a very stressful year The New Braunfels American Little League was the big winner in the fourth annual Civic Club Challenge held recent ly The tournament sponsored by Wuests Supermarkets and PicnPac was a pro ject of the Downtown Rotary Club of New Braunfels Our scramble event is somewhat dif ferent than said Greg Campbell tournament director Each person that entered competed for cash prizes to be given to the charity or civic organiza tion of their This years tournament generated more than with 10 area civic clubs sharing the prize money Thanks to the golfing skills of the firstplace team of Trini Camareno Ken Wamble Paul Wendell and Clay Sulte meier the New Braunfels American Lit tle League received The Monsignor Steubben Scholarship Fund of San Antonio received as runnerup Finishing third was the Comal Inde pendent Mens Association represented by Todd McGure Johnnie Rodriguez Jesse Sanchez and Armando Garcia CIMA received Among the other winners was Our Lady of Guadalupe Church of Seguin and HospiceNew Braunfels Campbell noted that this years tour nament which was held at the Chaparral Country Club in Seguin was the biggest Submitted photo The Downtown Rotary Club of New Braunfels recently hosted Its fourth annual Civic Club Golf Challenge benefiting the local American Little League with a check as a firstplace prize Pictured left to right are Greg Campbell tournament director Marvin Morris past president of the club and Carroll Coleman vice president of the American Little League tournament to date for the Downtown Rotary CJub We had a fullfield of 32 team and in fact had to turn away several teams who wanted to Campbell said Our club is privileged to have a gen erous partner like Wuests Supermarkets for the event Without Wuests and key suppliers such as Coca Cola Bordens Fleming Foods and Rainbo we could not raise anywhere near the plus that was raised this Campbell said We all owe these companies a debt of he added Campbell also credited Don Maxwell providers of a 1995 Chevrolet for a holeinone on Chaparrals 3par 15th hole Although several golfers came very close nobody claimed the big prize Our club is very appreciative that so many area golfers gave their time and money in support of our fundraising Campbell said We look fori ward to another successful tournament next Runners donation Submitted photo The New Braunfels Running Club donated to Hospice New Braunfels The money was raised from an open auction at the Schlitterbahn Three Parks Run earlier this month Pictured from left to right are Jack Melton Steve Taylor Diane Pepln Christina Smith Dana Overstreet Elaine Craig Susan Phillips and Marilyn Buckner Oilers Air McNair stays with collegiate moniker HOUSTON AP Steve Air McNair can keep the rights to his nick name according to the Patent and Trademark Office The government agency has nixed an application from three employees of a San Diego television station wanting to capitalize commercially on the nick name Air The rookie Houston Oilers quarter back received word Thursday McNair was out of town Friday and not imme diately available for comment The patent offices ruling said the nickname was too closely associated with McNairs name and that any com mercial use is prohibited without his written consent And with that it was back to the drawing board for KGTVTV sports anchor Bill Griffith producer Chris Pheil and former intern Kevin Negley who paid a nonrefundable application fee Were not Griffith said All along our feeling was to throw this thing up in the air and see if it sticks This time it didnt work but we sure learned a lot about the Trademark applications typically are granted on a firstcome firstserved basis Legal names of living individuals are considered offlimits unless written consent is given There are no specific guidelines regarding nicknames so the department handles each application on a caseby case basis Milwaukee Bucks forward Glenn Robinson is involved in a legal dispute with a Californiabased sport inggoods company named Big which is also Robinsons nickname Griffith Pheil and Negley applied for the trademark without the consent or knowledge of McNair and his Missis sippibased agent James Bus Cook McNair was outraged when informed about the application earlier this saying it was a shame that someone would try to make money off another mans name Cook said all along he never felt McNair was in danger of losing exclu sive rights to the nickname Sports Briefs WIMBLEDON England Greg Rusedski now a British citizen won his third straight match beating Olivier Delaitre 67 6 4 64 76 73 in 106 heat the hottest day ever recorded at Wimbledon Rusedsid will next face twotime defending cham pion Pete Sampras who beat Jared Palmer Fourthseeded Goran Ivanisevic beat Arnaud Boctsch and will meet Todd Martin who rallied from a break down to beat fellow Amer ican Derrick Rostagno Winners for the women included defending champ Conchita Martinez secondseeded Arantxa Sanchez Vicario and No 8 Gabriela Sabalini MINNEAPOLIS AP Eddie Murray became just the second switchhitter and only the 20th play er in baseball history to reach hits when he sin gled in the sixth inning against Minnesota Murray 39 joined Pete Rose the career hits leader with as the lone switchhitters to reach He made it to the mark by grounding a sin gle through the right side for the Cleveland Indians off Mike Trombley Murray began his career with Baltimore in 1977 NEW YORK AP The baseball season will begin in March next year the earliest start ever The season will start March 31 a Sunday night with the Chicago White Sox playing the Seattle Mariners in the Kingdome a game to be telecast by ESPN Most other teams will start play the follow ing day Baseball officials moved up the start by a week in order to avoid playing World Series games in November next year If next season was scheduled to start a week later April 7 Game 7 of the World Series would have been scheduled for Nov 3 By starting March 31 the seventh game will be scheduled for Oct 27 NEW YORK AP The NBA locked out its players at today ihe first work stop page in league history The nolockout nostrike deal agreed to by the league and its players association last Oct 27 expired at midnight It was the third work stoppage to affect major I league sports in the last 12 months Baseball playJ ers went on strike last Aug 12 and NHL owners j locked out their players Sept 30 forcing a delay in t the season i BETHESDA Md Weiskopfshot i his second straight 3undcrpar 69 and shared the lead with Tommy Aaron after two rounds of ihei Senior Open Bob Murphy Dave Stockton and Graham Marsh all shot 70s and were one stroke back
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