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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - June 29, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePage 18 the stars and stripes to browsing j with Benny a by Ralph Bennington answers or further comment on the anti gun Issue featured to face Drysdale Holder of Mark Gibson Aims for baseball s record of six straight shutouts monday los Angeles a bar ring the unforeseen Pitcher Bob Gibson of the St. Louis Cardin als aiming at the major league in my initial column will now have to take a Back seat to record of six straight shutouts a snorts. Since i must lock up the gun Cabinet for the time will try it i dodger stad being Why not retire to the bullpen and Muse Over happening sin baseball and the rest of the sports world. Admittedly the thousands of baseball fans scattered around Europe have a legitimate Gripe when they claim who wants to watch Bush league after being accustomed to the majors Well Bush leagues 1 see it. If they wish to term it that is better than nothing and in defense of the air Force leagues and the various army circuits scattered around it in t All Bush although i be been confined at Home recuperating or at the office most of this base Ball season the Grapevine has it that there Are quite a number of outstanding individual players and some better than fair team performing around the continent. Sure you re Likely to see errors and Bonehead plays but those happen in the big time too. And you still have your cherished right to Razz the players or Umpire of your Choice. Turn attention to fans of maybe the Ball game itself is Boring. But i dare say Youcan turn your attention to let s say the fans be never been to a game yet that did t have a particularly Rabid and raucous Little knot of fans in the stands or there s a gravel voiced sergeant or private who s just feeling Loose enough to keep things hopping and does with running bit of rabble rousing that would do Justice to the old fans at ebbetts Field. And if you get a couple or More of these keep up the old chatter fans in opposing bleachers it s better than a double be been tempted at times to lug the tape recorder along to take Down excerpts for wintertime hot stove league course baseball in t the Only sport where the spectators get carried for example professional wrestling. You might laugh it off As All a fake with the winners determined by a script and Al the grimacing and groaning put on. But the reaction of the fans getting carried away with the action is strictly on the Leveland legitimate. Material for camera nuts speaking of wrestling fans they provide a world of Materi for a camera nut. Forget the hair pulling and Eye gouging Upin the ring. Turn your telephoto Lens on the honest to goodness facial expressions and contortions of the Little grandmother backing the 10th Row who s sincerely ready to take out her Wrath wit a Hatpin on a big 250-Pound be never heard of pro wrestling Here in Europe As we have it live or either on to most of the year Back stateside. But that still should t keep the sports fan or the camera Bug for that matter at Home. There s nearly always some sport being played at every Little base or nearby town every weekend. True it May be soccer track and Field Tennis Rugby boat races or most anything but a cock fight. There s always something going on and the americans Are Welcome. And the Price of admission in t out of sight even for the one stripers. A Universal language Uler s no excuse for the sports fan to hang around the billets or House All weekend. Year round there s something on the schedule. True maybe you can t understand the language or the sport but action itself has a Universal language. Many shy away from the soccer games with the explanation i Don t understand for me that s a poor excuse particularly if you can read and have Good eyes. Many germans or other europeans speak English and Are Only too Happy to Brief you on the finer Points of their National sport. About the Only sport that i can think of Over Here that would leave me cold even if i could understand the English fan s Lingo would be , however i would probably either be Hunting or Down at the Range shooting. The language and action Here is also Universal and the american who has t or does t take advantage of the Hunting opportunities in Europe is missing the boat of Alii time. There a something available of i must admit some unfortunate servicemen Are confined to the bases or caverns. But again that is no excuse for just loafing or sacking out with a comic Book if the Playboy in Thandy. Again there is something available if a fellow in t too worn out to Amble Down to the special services your specially in t a Little Side pocket Pool Ping Pong darts or the various card games. But there s usually photo Corner for developing and printing your own pictures or in Many of the clubs they have Craft Craft shops Are a Boon for any fellow Handy with his hands. In fact on some of the bases you can find women helping Hubby make a i i Cabinet or off in the ceramics room making ashtrays or casts of flying a fellow needs is the time and the will. The materials Are usually there and at a nominal Price to list of things to do can go on and on. If you happen to have a Hobby or pet sport that suddenly in t included on the local Calendar then drop this Corner a line and i la make an Effort to find a outlet or a substitute. Cum monday night against theman who holds the record Don e. Red Patterson dodger vice president confirmed the Date and the match up thursday after conferring by Telephone with Bob Harlan the cardinals publicity s set said Patterson add ing that manager Walter als ton speaking from san fran Cisco agreed on the Date which gives both Drysdale and Gibson an extra Day of rest. Both National league hurlers had Tough games wednesday. Gibson blanked the Pittsburg pirates on four hits 3-0, in St. Gibson Drysdale collegiate group urges i uniformity for Ira iils Iii a id n san Francisco up the collegiate commissioners association representing 11 of the nation s major conferences thursday recommended that Grants in Aid to athletes be made uniform and limited to oneyear. The commissioners association concluding a four Day meeting in san Francisco is consulting group which makes recommendations to its member schools and the National collegiate athletic association Mcaa. At present Grants in Aid Dif Fer from conference to Confer ence and even among the various schools ranging from two to four years. Outgoing chairman of Theo missioners association Wil Liam r. Reed of the big 10, said the feeling to reduce Grants in Aid to one year with options i based purely on the belief Aid can be better administered. Better discipline by reducing this help to oneyear said Reed the feeling is that administrators will Beable to exercise a higher degree of by discipline he said he meant that if after the first year an athlete shows Little Orno desire to continue in athletics then it might be Betterto Stop helping him. This would eliminate situations where a boy is Given a Grant for four years and the decides to quit with the school granting the Aid without Power to cancel the James h. Weaver of the Atlantic coast conference who replaces Reed As chairman of the commissioners association said the feeling is that Grant sin Aid should be limited to 30 new ones in football each Yea and to six in basketball. There is no unanimity no among schools and conferences concerning the number Grants to be made each Yeai and the commissioners said would be better to have Standard for All commissioners also announced they will participate later this summer in the organization of a wrestling federation. Also invited to the meeting to set up such a grou Iare the Mcaa and the aau. Tom Hamilton of the Pacific conference has been named t serve under Weaver for the nex ear while Norvall Neve of the Missouri Valley conference has been named Secretary treasurer. Conferences at the meeting Ere included the Pac-8, big 10, Missouri Valley Atlantic coast big 8, Eastern College athletic my american Southeastern Southern Southwest and West year s meeting will be held in Mackinac Island Mich de the san Cai Drysdale is now 10-j g it season Gibson 9-5. E Drysdale broke the five game shutout record set in 1904 by Doc Harris of the Chicago Whitefox and Gibson equalled it wednesday. Drysdale s record was set a dodger stadium june 5 against Pittsburgh 5-0. The string gave big d 54 straight scoreless inn Ings. Innings record Gibson is now in sight of Drys Dale s big league record of 582-3 consecutive scoreless inning son june 8 against Phila Delphia Don went past Walter Johnson s Mark of 56. The Streak ended with two out inthe fifth at dodger stadium when Howie Bedell a Pinch hit Ter drove in Tony Taylor with a sacrifice Fly. Gibson now has pitched either47 or 48 straight scoreless innings. The cardinals claim it is48, commissioner William Eck Ert says it is 47. The disagree ment goes Back to the Start of Gibson s Streak. In the first in Ning Gibson gave up a Home run he then retired the next three batters. St. Louis argues Gibson be Given credit for those three outs or one More inning sinc Drysdale s string extended into two thirds of an inning. Baseball s records committee will be the final judge on the matter according to Patterson. 12-hour time penalty bearded . Teacher captures yacht race Newport . Up English schoolteacher Geoffrey Williams sailed his Ketch Sirthomas Lipton Home first Early thursday and then waited out a12-hour time penalty before being declared Winner in Thesingh handed transatlantic yacht race. The 25-year-old Williams witha scruffy Beard to go with his Orange overalls steered his 57-foot boat Over the finish line in record time of 25 Days 18 hour Sand 33 minutes for the 3,100 mile ordeal. Cheers a 40-foot Schoone patterned after a polynesian outrigger Canoe was reported in second place some 90 Miles from the finish line and due i thursday night. Voo trekker a 50-foot Ketch from South Africa was second across the line at Brenton re flight Tower finishing at 7 32 . Eot., 26 Days 11 hour Sand 32 minutes after he started. Bruce Dalling the bearded ruggedly handsome South Afri can skipper blamed himself for finishing second. Off the coast of Labrador he said he was becalmed for three Days and made Only 86 Day he drifted backward for 24 Miles. All i could do was bite my fingernails he said. A wrong decision Cost me the race. He said he heard commercial adj reports that there were 20-Knowinds on the other course he rejected. On june 12-a Clay he called the worst of my we a mile per hour Gale knocked the Generator for his Rao transmitter and the Wod had not heard from him since. Dalling said he wanted two Days in a Nice soft been w h he also wanted to san Francisco tit fan s m n w York and see a Boston red name. A team of which he Ujj Colts sign 3 Sophs Baltimore a three players from last season s Rookie crop Rick v o 1 a Ray Perkins and Bubba Smith have been signed for 1968, the National foot Ball league Baltimore Colts have announced. Game he had become an avid fan from listening to games met at the Ligh Voo trekker was Light by the yacht Ion which had gone out to to the third cheers 40patterned alter Canoe. Sign of cheer been seen 9 j finish line. Dalling was Harbor by there was nose the Newport Fred r. Met by sister of crossed towed into Juthe is Carol finish

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