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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - September 9, 1973, Florence, South CarolinaFlorence Moh Ninvi news sunday Guy Boitin morning news sports writer every sports writer gets his information from some one or place and i m no different. I wrote about the illness of Lilly Seigler a former coach of Hartsville. My information from my source was Correct except for one minor detail and i received the Necast letter from Jimmy Howie of correcting me on this error and adding a Little Story to go with it. I la always cherish this letter and the Story that it lulls and 1 give my thanks to him for passing it on Tome. August 1973 dear or. Rollin your column this morning brought very depressing news depressing not Only because of its revelation of the serious illness of a Long time Friend. Billy Sci scr but also lick Ausef a slight misrepresentation that touched off a whirlwind of nostalgia i d Mikelos Harco. Billy did not begin his coaching career at Camden military Academy As you stated. Rather it More nearly parallels mine in the journalistic Field. I am thankful for that because he Langho me the greatest lesson i Ever Learned about reporting. In March of 1 hired on As a Sporl Wriler for the Augusta Iga chronicle and one of the first stories 1 wrote was an account of a baseball game in which lbs Lan Bley birth Cloan Valon Defeated Richmond Academy. Although i was new to the area. 1 knew it was an upset of major proportions Richmond Academy the Only Public i Ign school in Richmond county. A. Augusta was the defending stale Champion. Their Pitcher that Day bad been Swifty Berry two time All state Pitcher in Georgia. 1 obtained the sad facts of the game . Williams. Coach of the Richmond Academy team who also bad a logical explanation for he stupendous upset there bad been a Strong wind blowing keeping Swifty off balance affecting Bis control and causing him to walk a lot of lbs batters. Thai s the Way 1 wrote the Story. I did t know where lbs was. 1 did t know if any la cars read our paper or not. I did know a lot of Richmond Academy folks read our paper and 1 know they would appreciate the fact that had it not been for thai Strong wind. Swiftly would have been his usual remarkable self and Richmond Academy would have mowed Down lbs just As they did everybody else. When i arrived at the office the next Day. There was a Young Slock ily built Man of bronzed skin and Blond hair silting on my desk. He bad come to meet the Man who had written that magnificent Story and 1 enjoyed a Brief moment of glory by admitting toil. The visitor standing before me dropped Bis glance inward be floor placed his hands on his hips and told me in a soft matter of fact voice my name is Billy Seigler. I Coachi Over at lbs. I just wan Ted to let you know thai the wind was also blowing when my Pitcher was in the discussion that followed i found out where lbs was. It begins a few Miles outside Augusta and the Georgia stale line it runs through horse Creek Valley of god s Little acre i Jmc almost to Aiken. It includes inc towns of Langley. Bath. Clearwater. Born Cunn. Gloverville Warrenville and possibly some others. Bui the geography lesson was very minor when compared in the. Journalism lesson i got that Day from Billy Sci scr. In All the time since then be Lias come Back to haunt me. I be written a lot of stories since then but anytime my per Sonal feelings and prejudices tried to creep into my reporting. 3 would see Billy Seigler sitting on my desk. For ibis i have thanked him on a couple of occasions Hul f Isoif i think lie Ever realized fully Bow much 1 Learned from our first meeting. His style at lbs was the same Asil was lateral c Amden Academy at Hartsville and wherever else he went lie knew and loved All sports but nothing else was As important to him us winning football. It was a widely shared joke How be steady going with Denny Leonard the coach at boys Catholic High in Augusta. The two of them would get together on saturday after a game. All Day saturday All Day sunday they talked football All week Long they scrimmage heir numerically and physically Small squads against each other. They Swap Ped plays and defensive strategies. One coach old me be did t have an Opportunity to scout lbs but did i feel it necessary. He had played boys Catholic my knew lbs would be the same. Another joke was Bow Billy could Start a Loo Ball season Wilh a squad of 12 and lose four or five of them to injury Scholastic or Matrimony during the season and still win All his games. We would accuse him of manufacturing players drafting Vliem out of the stands and even playing himself. But there was no joke about the fact that be won. Mis teams beat everything in their class and most of those in higher classifications. Even on those rare occasions when they lost. I never Beard him blame in on the weather no. Billy Seiglor s career did not begin Al Camden military Academy ii started instead Al lbs and i shall Ever or grateful that it did. Jimmy Howie Box 88 Quinby Clemson shades Citadel 14-12 assistant sports Zdilor Clemson the Clemson tigers squelched a last minute drive by the Clad cd and Ihnn held on to Post a slim 11-12 Vic Lory Over the bulldogs in the season opening clash Between the two old rivals saturday afternoon. The weather was scorching hot As the tigers and the bulldogs clashed for the test Lime in Clemson s famed death Valley. A near capacity crowd watched the Citadel come close to upsetting coach lied Parker s tigers. The bulldogs scored late in the fourth Quarter cutting the Cushion to 1-1-12 hut the Tiger s skin tight defense came Tiger linebacker out with injury the tigers May Huolun the bulldogs morning new sports writer s a m.12 bul was Clemson new Clemson ice to Sec Lac and of this head football coach red Parker he am he in was a Happy Man after his Maars tigers his former Citadel learn 14-12 saturday hut. He had to face the fact Hal All conference linebacker Jim standings Harry Lynch 15, twists for yardage for the Citadel the former Camden quarterback is stopped by tigers Mike Buckner Aaron slams 709th As braves win 3-2 Atlanta a Hank a Johnson. The major leagues Ron. Hit Bis 709th career Home. Home Ruu Leader connected As run saturday night and Davey talc Batter in the Bottom Johnson s 30th Homer of the season in the ninth inning lifted the Atlanta braves to a 3-2 Vic torn Over the Cincinnati reds. Of he ninth after Aaron and Dusty Baker Hadzio Jered ear Lier for Atlanta. The reds bad bounced from us May consider joining league Atlanta a the Southeastern conference would be in for. A drastic change if in accepted All the schools want ing to join the 10-member league says Georgia tech ath Letic director Bobby Dodd. Dodd made the remark Dur ing a Telephone interview Satur Day when he was asked about reports thai University of South Carolina athletic director and head football coach Paul diet ability requirements. Asked if two schools wanting into the Sec might make league officials reluctant to let either in. Dodd said he understood Hal Memphis slate University and Florida stale University also had expressed interest in the six. For Vears i think both those schools would have been Happy to get into the he said lie said in was Lac conference s behind tying the score in Lac eighth inning on Loe Morgan s.1st borne run of inc season a two run shot off Atlanta s Carl Morton. Aaron s 36th Homer of the baseball season came off a -1 pitch from Jack Billingham and left him Only five homers away from babe Hull s All Lime record 714. The learns were locked in i scoreless pitching Duel Between Billingham and Morton until the seventh after Aaron unloaded. Baker followed with his 18th Homer of the season for a 2-0 Atlanta Lead. Bobby Tolan delivered a Pinch single in lie keds cig Ali and after Pete Rose s fielder s Choice grounder retired Tolan. Morgan connected for the lying Homer. Through for Parker who had coached previously at the Chilade before inking the coaching Job at Clemson vacated by Loolie Ingram last year. It was mostly a defensive Bat the Between the two teams with neither club moving the Ball effectively on he ground. Clem son which ended the Long after noon Wilh total Yards had moments of brilliancy employing Lac new veer of Fen be installed by i Arker. 11 was a disappointing pc for. Mance for the Citadel Offen Sicly As the bulldogs Quarter backed by Harry Lynch of Cam Dan. Could Muster Only 8fl Yards. Including i Yards through inc air. A spite the Lack of offensive punch on the part of the Citadel the game was an exciting one As the Tough bulldogs defense set up both of the Citadel s touch Downs. The first touchdown was set up Early in the first period when a bad snap from Center put the Hal dogs in scoring is Ilion. The tigers received the opening Kickoff but the Citadel held Clemson deep in its own territory on Lac first series of Downs bringing up the punting situation. The snap from Center to Mitch Tyner of Lamar when High Over the punter s head and Tyner barely managed to make it Oul of the end in forc he was tackled the dogs taking Over on the Clemson three Yard line lost one Yard on the first play hut on the second Hilly Paine circled around left end and dived to pay dirt pulling the Citadel on Jopii-0. Clemson struck Back quickly alter the Ball exchanged hands twice Clemson look Over on its own46 Yard line. With i Engin re ill Liliu Helm. The tigers marched 54 Yards in nine plays capped by the splendid 22 Yard touchdown run by h Ovunc a a Milch Sanders Bob Burgess to deals of those kids class lev Pat putting the tickled to death those kids Kansas cry do such a great Job said h Parker get me wrong at .s4v .524 .507 league East w l pet. So 57 .584 i 41 75 48 72 70 68 73 at 8? Weil 8? 58 74 63 71 71 63 72 63 73 .584 .54 .500 .434 .463 .345 12 14 17 33 a my Williamson was lost with a club standings a Lea knee injury. Williamson who was injured on the first series of plays will Boot in operated on sunday. We will have logo Down to Wii Waue. The freshmen and get one of Cleveland he said. We lost iwo Oakland other linebackers before the season Parker was very pleased to gel out of his first game As Clemson coach Wilh a win though. I Don t know of anything thai 1 was so Happy to get Over with than ibis he said. The new head coach was delighted with the defense unit. These kids came to the top several times out Here this american league afternoon and f can t Wail to see Maul orc Cullar 14-13 and results new Yore t5, Milwaukee 6 Chicago 2 do Troil 6, Boston 1 California 9, Kansas cily 6, it California it Kansas City and Baltimore Al Cleveland Oakland at Texas sunday s probable pitchers by the associated press a times Eastern Daylight the Slat sheets on How Many cards they gave up said Alexander Jo-6 at Cleveland Timnerman 8-5 and Kuckich Parker. The tigers defense yielded Only 46 Yards total Reynolds u-01 at. Rushing for the game and gave j up Only 48 grudging Yards in the air. Parker. Who came to the via the Citadel could t . Detroit Lolich 13-13 at tigers Viu i. Give enough Praise to the scrap Boston Curtis 12-12 or Tiant a. May 7-14 and cd wanted to win this game but Minn Solil my memories carried Moback to when had som of these kids p3 was raising feelers Aboul Bis reluctance to enlarge Ilia Cpl school joining the Sec. Dodd said thursday Bat tech was interested in rejoining the conference it helped found tech left the Sec in be Fife and was followed by Tulane. Both have been independents since. South Carolina dropped Oul of he Atlantic coast Confer ence iwo years ago following them out. If they look them All in in would be a drastic Dodd said. Were 12 in in when we me said the Sec s reluctance to expand could be a Laloi a boil our being asked to come Back and in Ayle a Factor against Dodd said he has court wins open title kodes drops Bombshell prolonged squabble Over Clingi spoken about the re entry Only to Alabama coach Paul Bryant. Expansion is expected to in. A topic at a conference meeting later this year. I excl said his school is Sim Ilar in facilities and athletic goals to the Sec Leams and South Carolina would be inter ested in joining the league. Hilis. . A the Veteran Margaret court of Australia reclaimed her women s Crown winning the title for the fifth time and a scrambling Lillic czech named Jan kodes dropped a Ixia Shell Marathon Between Smith and kodes. Marked by controversy and finished in near darkness Wilh even Lac Linesman almost unable to see the Ball. Kodos won he unique exciting Duel 7-5. 7-Li. 1-fi. 6-1. 7-5. Saturday by upsetting the lop breaking Smith s service in the seeded klan Smith in the . Nth game of the final set and then. Open Tennis championship. The 31-year-old mrs. Court from far off Perth fashioned one of the greatest perform ances of her career in Bealing her 22-year-old australian heir Ess apparent Yvonne Goola gong7-g.5-7.fi-2. Immediately she levelled a Challenge at the person who has hurl her most Bobby Riggs. Would like another go Al the Queen of the courts said. "1 am playing at my the Day s High drama now winning his service with out loss of anoint. A record crowd of 15.137 filled the big Concrete Horseshoe the West Side Tennis club and most of them stayed glued to their seals until the follow Ball was Smith forehand that soared Over the backline. The kodes Smith Malch was a Battle of escalating fortunes. Al one moment in seemed thai kodes had it. Then Smith then kodes. Then Smith again until finally kodes threw his Racket into the air in Delight with Al Ever. Was provided in the final most no Daylight left two hour 57 minute leading by. One set and-1-0 in the second. The Coccho slovakian saw a rebounding Smith knot the second set and carry in to a Best five Oul of nine Point tie Philadelphia api break. Consecutive doubles by Dave the tie break Well to a 4-1 tie Cash. Al Oliver and Willie Star with the set hinging on a single Gell scored three Pittsburgh Point. Smith serving. The 2fi to raise a while Cloud from the Chalk line. The Linesman called i Good. Kodes returned weakly and Smith out the Ball away. Kodes became enraged. Me insisted the Ball was up. He stormed to the tall chair of John Koman of los Angeles and demanded a reversal of Lac Call. During he wild commotion he tossed his Racket across the court and kicked Over a folding chair on the sidelines. The crowd which had been sympathetic to tic Bandy legged underdog suddenly turned hostile and began hooting and jeering him. Kodes demanded that the Umpire replace the service line Ornan Jim Cummings of Balti More. The Umpire refused. Kodes appealed to the tournament ref Eree Mike Blanchard. Rips ecu Haleigh. . Api Quad i crack Bruce Shaw scored one touchdown and passed for an other As North Carolina stall exploded for 29 Points in the second period to rout Kast Carolina 57-8 saturday night in the football season opener. Furmon wins Clinton. . Api fresh Man quarterback David while Hurst came off the Bench in the second half to spark Furman to to touchdowns and a 13-fi loot Ball Victory Over presbyterian saturday night. While Hurst came into the game with presbyterian Lead ing 0-0 and guided Kurman on a 35-Yard touchdown drive to tic the score going the final nine Yards on a keeper play. Then he Iii Mike Barlik on a 09-Yard pass to wrap up the Victory. Presbyterian bad taken the Lead Early in the third period on a six Yard run by Bob wills climaxing a six play. 52-Yarri drive. The Victory was a Sucic Sztul debut for new head coach Art Baker a Lormor assistant coach Al Texas tech. Furman Presby Lorian u 6 run to pass irom it stand 1 lord 0- 6 before a near capacity crowd of. Over -10.000 football fans saw Parker bring Back a Frank Howard tradition when he ran his 1973 tigers Down the death Valley Hill they played in 95 degree heat through Mosto the afternoon. I Don t think the heat had anything Lodo with the. Way our boys played we just weren t consistent Long enough to do much with inc Ball Parker related. Parker who Sal on he floor in the locker room after the game. With a sigh of Relief Ort his face proclaimed Hal he bad problems will the kicking game but Bat would be corrected before tic next game in two weeks against Georgia. "1 think thai our punting attack Hurt but we really hurl. On gelling punts and this will be worked out Parker said. The offence who played in spots All afternoon was Parker s biggest worn Afler game i was disappointed in our passing game in the first Balf but in the second half we came out and completed a couple of passes and 1 thought we could get tilings going. Then on the next series of plays we. Dropped two that were in the receivers Parker continued. "1 Don t think either one of Pur quarterbacks had a Good Day. 1 Don l mean thai As criticisms. I think both men will and must play belter if we expect to win another game this the Citadel s first score came Early in tic game when the tigers first series plays stalled and they were forced to punt and the snap ended up in the ending. Parker said. I knew it was going to happen before the game started because our Cen Ter was t getting the snaps Back to the punter in Hie Yards 47 30 Yards 41 it Oakland Kunihei 5-15-2 -1-12-4 t Al q n 10.27 7-34 Jedi Bijj Liri 7-3 4-2 National a 70 t 0 p i a w l is. Touts n of Paine t run kick Laifed Milf Burgh 68 tit 21 run Burgess kick Man real 72 pen Ligore 1 run eur Getis Kirkl York 68 73 Lan Ninaj 6 pass irom Lynch run Chicago 47 73 43 "73 est. 40.000. West Cincin Nair 85 56 r Losangeles fl3 59 -58i san Francisco so 60 -571 Houston 72 72 .500 Atlanta i san Diego -5 8 a results Louis hour Dpi 9, san Francisco 6-1 Cincinnati at Pitts win at Philadelphia new York at a Al san Diego at los hot bal and Jim National league p a 1 m e r s five hit pitching Cincinnati Cullett Ltd hand sparked he Lia Limore orioles Norman u-12 at Atlanta to a go Victory Over the Cleve Harrison 104 and p. Nickert land indians saturday night. . Mew York Stone la at Montreal Moore. . Is. Louis Wagy u-1 ii. Chicago Jenkins . Houston 15-10 at san Francisco Bryant . San Troedson Mil at Angeles Messersmith 11-10 or 5p.m. Pittsburgh Briles 12-12 at Philadelphia Hulben . Baltimore Cleveland a r h by bum Brylo 5041 bbcll3b 4010 Coggle nerf 4 0 t 1 Gamble do j o 0 Davis in 4010 chm missed 4000 Powell la 3000ellisc 3000 evil Lams 5000 Lowens tact 1100 Blair cd 4 0 0 0 will mall 2001 8robinsn3b 4331 Smithf 3000 grich2b 2100 Bro Hamrle 0 0 of Langers 2200 Sci Kerf 1000 Palm cup 0000 due fuss 3010 oooo lamp 0000 Hilge Drep n o 0 0 Bosman p 0000 rangers hire Martin Arlington. Tex. A total 33 6 3 total 27151 Baltimore do t Cleveland 010 to l do Baltimore 4. Cleveland 1. Ballir Oore 8, Cleveland 3. . . In h r Erboso Palmer 9 51133 41-3 3 3 3 j j Tamb 1 l3 1 1 1 1 i Hilge Priorf 21-32 1 1 i 2 Bowman 1 10001 Wilcox a-3.8si. Of wins 9-7 said Francisco the Hilly Martin. 15. Fired Only last Houston astros scored iwo runs sunday As manager of the do in the lop of Lac ninth inning and Iroil tigers was signed to a Wofford rips Davidson this Speaks As of this Dale of the Success of this franchise in Short said As lie introduced. Martin at. A packed news conference. "1 know lie will Houston bucs win 5-3 runs in the sixth inning Satur Day night and the pirates Well on to defeat the Philadelphia 5-3. Year old former University of Southern California Ace from sea Pines. S. C. Unleashed a delivery thai appeared Vii Falls Blacksburg. A. A Bill. Decry and Frankie pro Chilo led an overpowering Wil Liam Mary ground game and Virginia tech made almost every mistake in the Book Satur Day As Lac indians rolled to a convincing Il-2-l Victory Over Lac gobblers in Alvo football sea son opener for Holh teams. Hilly Jil Kkt morning news sports writer Charlotte. N. Of Ford quarterback Carter Davis passed for two first half touch Downs As the terriers shutout the Davidson wildcats 23-0 saturday night in the season opener for both learns. The game marked he first time in 51 games that the wild cats have been wild scoreless. The last Lime was in 1967 when Wisl Virginia heal them 35-0. The terriers rolled up Yards in local offence while Lac defense limited Davidson to Ifil total Yards for the night. Wofford Drew first blood Early in Lac first Quarter As safety Man Goorge Nicholson intercepted a David Harper pass at the Davidson 28 Yard line. Two running plays and a Well executed is Yard screen pass from Davis to fullback Handy Terry carried for Ai . Wilh left in the first Quarter. Angels sweep two Kansas City api Mickey Rivers who drove in three rims with Ihrck hits and scored three times in the opener drove in Winston Llenas Wilh a tie breaking single in the night Cap thai helped Lac California Ansello a Victory and a sweep of their saturday double header Lioy als. Wilh the Kansas City Stanton s iwo run Homer his High Ali of the season Dis solved a 1-1 lie and touched off a five run eighth inning lifting the Angels to a Fili Trumph in he first Amo f mets beaten Montreal

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