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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - December 9, 1973, High Point, North Carolina So High Point Erner prise sunday. December 9,1973 can Skinny White be Globetrotter Minneapolis a George Schauer who describes himself As a Skinny White kid with no jump shot. Wants a Job with the Harlem globetrotters Schauer sent a two Page let ter of application to the Globetrotter offices in Chicago last month. Listing his major qualification As the magical Star of University of Minnesota a pregame basketball routine. A i m determined a a George wrote Globetrotter executives. Quot to show my teammates my friends my school my country my world and my mom How a Skinny kid with no playing Talent and no jump shot and no vertical jump became a Globetrotter by hard work. But i m ready to stomp through the superficial Brambles of physical barriers through Pitfalls of natural ability and through mountains of mockery. Schauer. A 6-foot-3 senior out of Cleveland s Wickliffe High school believes he will become a Trotter despite a career record of playing Only three minutes in two seasons on the varsity without scoring a Point Quot nothing is says Schauer. Quot being in the big ten is a Miracle to me i Don t see How being on the globetrotters can be a bigger Miracle if i keep picturing things in my mind. They will come True i be got Marcus Haynes shoes you know he once asked Haynes the Globetrotter dribbling Dynamo for an autograph and received a pair of the player s Tennis shoes instead Quot i was so excited i wore those shoes to bed three nights in a Row Quot George disclosed to put his dream in proper perspective George Cut his picture out of the Minnesota team picture and glued it into a team pose of the globetrotters. It hangs in his dormitory room ski meet set today Val i Sere. France a it a Switzerland Adolf roti opens the decisive second heat in the giant slalom race of the Quot first Snow Quot International ski meet today. Italy Spiero Gros and his compatriot Helmut Schmalzl led the 24-nation Field after fridays first heat under new International rules the starting order is reversed in the second heat for Only the top seeded 15 racers All others Start in the order of their first heat results the system gives a special advantage to Low seeded 20-year-old Jim Hunter of Canada who finished fourth in the first heat and thus won a Start number in the second heat immediately behind the top seeded runners. Gros to won the same race Here last year and has a three Quarter of a second Lead Over Schmalz Austria a bans bin ter seer was in third place nearly a full second behind Gros followed by Switzerland a Edmund Bruggmann and Germany s Max Leger. Norway a giant slalom expert Erik Baker is in eighth place behind Germany a Wolfgang Juninger. Bob Cochran of Richmond vt., in 19th place More than three seconds behind Gros. Has virtually no Chance of medal honors in the seasons first major men s race and the first Warmup for the 1974 world championship in St. Montz Switzerland the French team that once dominated world skiing also was virtually eliminated with its Best Man Calude Perrotis in 26th place after the first heat the second heat like the first has by Gates with a drop of 430 meters. The women s program of the meet finished Friday with the slalom won by Germany a Christa Zechmeister followed by Hanny Wenzel of Liechtenstein and Marilyn Cochran of Richmond vt., bobs elder sister Quot in a really pleased with my third place Quot Marilyn said. Quot my result in the downhill thursday�?58th�?was very discouraging but i feel a lot better now. I feel its a Good beginning for what will be a heard season for All of it worked once before when he aspired to play College basketball under coach Bill mus Selman then at Ashland Ohio. Quot i saw a picture in sports illustrated of assistant coach Kevin Wilson spinning a basketball in their pregame Drill Quot Schauer said. Quot i pasted it on my Wall with my picture on it. I also nailed up two Hooks with the sign College uniforms the next summer i was at coach Musselman s basketball Camp learning the Warmup without a scholarship Schauer became a part of Ashland steam his freshman year. When Musselman took the Minnesota Job for the 197172 season and won the big ten championship. Schauer transferred to the Minneapolis Campus on his own and served a it a team Mascot until he was awarded a scholarship last season. Quot it s the thrill of my life to be in the big ten a says Schauer. Quot i never scored a Basket. Yet. People used to ask me. A can you score can you shoot a now they ask me what new trick i can do. Quot it s quite a feeling to take the court and 18,000 persons Are clapping in unison where in the country docs that happen a the super thing about is that it gets the crowd involved gives the crowd a sense of participation Minnesota s pregame act performed Only at Home games involves a fast paced dribbling and bal handling show to music. When the team phase of the Warmup is completed and schauers teammates practice shots. George dashes to Center court with his Quot bag of hell spin basketballs dribble them juggle them As Many As four at a time in a fashion that would make any circus performer envious. He dances about hell blow up a balloon while spinning or dribbling hell carry about signs w us slogans or come up with some Eye catching stunt that draws a massive Roar from the crowd while the distracted visiting team attempts its Warmup with Little aplomb. Quot my Best trick is one i Haven to thought up Quot boasts George. Quot in Man advertising major. In a Lucky that i can add what i do in basketball with advertising. I always have to create something with a basketball. My basketball is always with adds. Quot be Cool to her and she s Cool to me. I take my Ball to class too to bed. It has Given me a free education on a Day before a night Home game George goes into deserted Williams Arena in uniform and practices his routines for an hour before no one. I ast summer he worked two hours a Day in spare time from basketball Camps he worked at in four states. It s All part of the Skinny White kid s drive to become a Globetrotter. Hemery from Page 7c said. Quot and athletes in the Field events such As High jumpers and shot putters will be Able to train Here instead of using their own Back Archery Squash judo snooker. Ice hockey All arc taken care of in the new Center. And there Are Sauna Baths and facilities for Ballet and drama. Quot i Hope top sportsmen will use our he said. Quot but above All i Hope to attract the local Community. I want to see families coming in and enjoying Hemery s interest in Jenkins is another Story. Jenkins a 21-year-old student at Edinburgh University won the european 400-meter title at Helsinki in 1971 and looked like Britain a successor to Hemery. But he lost his Confidence and failed to reach the finals at the Munich olympics and the world University games in Moscow. After that he parted company with John Anderson the coach who had guided him from the Start of his career. Zernery became his adviser. Hemery says he is not Jenkins coach he s just helping but Jenkins says he is counting a lot on the former olympic Champion to help him regain his racing form. Quot the 400 meters is poised for a big breakthrough and i intend to be the Man to Lead it Quot Jenkins said come to Quality motors Quot for Rose wins no batting title again san Francisco a the National league s official 1973 Hatting records released saturday show that Pete Rose of Cincinnati. Willie Stargell of Pittsburgh and Bobby Bonds of san Francisco each led in two major offensive categories. Rose the leagues most valuable player won his third batting championship with a .338 average to .320 for runner up Cesar Cedeno of Houston. Rose won the Crown previously in 1968 and 1969. The switch hitting reds outfielder also had the most hits 230 including the most singles 181. Atlanta s Ralph Garr was second in hits with 200 and also second to Rose in at bats with 668 to roses 680 Stargell led in Home runs with 44 and runs batted in with 119. Dave Johnson of Atlanta the league s comeback player of the year was second in homers with 43. And Lee May of Houston in Obi with 105 Stargell also led the league in doubles with 43, Bonds scored the most runs. 131. Joe Morgan of Cincinnati and Rose were 2-3 in runs scored with 116 and 115. All nine no batters who hit .300 or More and had the 502 plate appearances needed to be eligible for the batting championship were either right handed or switch batters. The next six in the rankings were All left handed. Lou Brock of St. Louis stole 70 bases and was caught stealing 20 times both season High figures Brock who has led the no in stolen bases seven times now has a league record of nine straight seasons with 50 or More stolen bases. Whittier gets credit ? for president Pitcher Santa Paula Calif. Apr when Jim Colborn won 20 games for the Milwaukee Brewers last season it was suggested that he was having a better year than that other famous former Whittier College athlete. Richard Nixon. However professional baseball not always has been so impressed with Colborne a ability As a Pitcher. No major league team selected him in the player draft when he was graduated from Whittier five years ago. Few teams even scouted him. To get a tryout he had to Call a coach and ask if he knew a scout in the area. Only the coaches recommendation convinced the scout to take a look. After seeing him three times the Chicago cubs were impressed enough to offer him a $400 Bonus. He signed without bargaining unsure of his ability but determined that if hard work would make the difference he would succeed. Quot i played at Whittier All four years but parts of my Sophomore and Junior years i was out with injuries so i never really got looked at Quot said the 6-foot, 195-Pounder from his Home near los Angeles where he is spending part of the of season. Quot he said his name was Gordon Goldsberry. And i had to ask him what team he was scouting for. Quot i met with him three times the first time we just had lunch and talked about it. The second time he asked me to get someone to catch me and i got our College first baseman. We just had on heavy Levis no baseball attire and in a sure we looked very unprofessional. Quot but he saw something he liked the third time he arranged a game for me to pitch. They had tile head cub scout from the los Angeles area and i did very Well. I pitched five innings and faced 16 batters and struck out 12, and the Only hit was a Ball that got lost in the Quot i had seen him at Whittier a Goldsberry recalled Quot but like a lot of other scouts i was scared off because he had had knee injuries. And although he was a Good College Pitcher he was t really outstanding Quot but or Arco had taken him to Holland on a baseball team the previous summer and spoke so highly of him that i decided to talk to him the cubs sent him to Lodi in the California league where Colborn reported with a lot of doubt about his ability. Quot i guess i had the feeling that if i was close enough to their Caliper i could make it on hard work and he said Quot i can still remember my first pitch i was wondering if the Guy would hit it to Miles out of the Park but it was a strike and i really relaxed i won that game and that proved a lot to me Colborn w As 7-3 his first year and 12-7 the next. He reached the Chicago cubs late in 1969 but got into a disagreement with manager Leo Durocher. Quot i went in to discuss my pitching with him and he misunderstood my motives Quot Colborn said. Quot his quote was that a the trouble with you Young kids. Your head is As hard As that Brick Wall Over then he stomped off and said How he was going to Send me to the minors and he did. Quot he seemed to have always mistrusted Young players and educated people and they made a big Deal in the press about my having graduated from College. I think he sort of mistrusted me for no reason Quot when i first started going Well last year i took every Opportunity to get Back at him. But now i d just rather let sleeping dogs lie Quot he a done a lot for baseball and i respect him for that very much after Durocher tanned out Colborn. He was traded to Milwaukee in a 1972 Deal involving outfielder Jose Cardona his record in Milwaukee that year was 7-7. He had a 3 to earned run average and surrendered Only 43 walks in 148 innings while striking out 97. Last season he was 20-12 with a 3.14 Era and Only 86 walks in 314 innings. Quot the Success was a gradual thing Quot he said. 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