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High Point Enterprise, The (Newspaper) - March 10, 1974, High Point, North Carolina 1ic High Polit Enterprise sunday March i 1174 Kiner finds pros and cons with athletic parents los Angeles a t Ralph Michael Mike Kiner is making it on his own with the Urcla baseball team but he Doest hesitate to dial Long distance for advice or Comfort at the other end of the line in Florida or new York will be his father Ralph Kiner major league Home run King of the 1950s in Rancho Mirage near Palm Springs Calif is his Mother the former Nancy Chaffee Kiner three time National indoor women Tennis Cham Pion through 1952 growing up in the Environ ment of famous athletic parentage has advantages and disadvantages for a 20 year old who wants to be a big league Catcher in the sports world and in baseball definitely especially in new York i have a name known to people 1 was sort of a Ball Park brat in new York in the Early six ties and everyone recognized me As Ralph liners son As his Mother once said he looks As if Ralphs face was stamped on him but said Mike a Junior sociology major i try not to get into the situation of saying you know my father my name is Mike Kiner Mike who at 6 feet 3 and 195 pounds is two inches taller than his dad said the problem is that people expect him to be As Good a ballplayer As his father i cant emulate him in trying to do it on my own said Mike Hes a right handed slugger who strikes out a lot As did his dad and is not Fleet afoot same As his dad he is playing left Field As did his dad but Only because his throwing Arm has been too sore to allow him to play behind the plate when i was in High school i used to get razed quite a bit More than j do now but people in the stands still get on me someone will say youll never be As Good As your old Man and stuff like that i really cant let it bother me i dont even think about it anymore mikes parents were divorced in 1968 ending a storybook sports Tennis Queen and Home running his father now a Broad Caster of new York mets games lives in St Petersburg Fla his Mother keeps Busy teaching Tennis and designing Tennis dresses he helps me As much As he can Mike said of Ralph whose Job occasionally brings him to the West coast his comments Are really valuable obviously his thinking on hitting is so much More sophisticated than mine after Ive gone a few games without a hit in depressed said Mike who was batting about 225 with two Home runs through Duclas first 11 games ill Call my dad and hell say dont worry about it dont alter your game if you have a basically a pretty Good swing Youtt break out of it he Doest hesitate to Call his Mother whens he feeling Low she cant give me batting tips but Shes real helpful ill Call and say geez mom in doing terrible she can relate from her Tennis career that All athletes have ups and Downs Mike wants to play pro baseball but he realizes that such a career int his on a Silver Platter because of his name there Are a lot of things working against me he said in not real fast so eventually ill go Back to catching i was very for hit single Atlanta newest Indian Mascot Atlanta a the at Lanta braves newest Mascot he knows Henry Aaron never heard of babe Ruth and cant understand All the commotion about Home runs his Only excuses that he is five years old and wont even enter the first Grade until next fall i dont go to school yet but i read some Library books says hit single the latest addition to the braves and son of chief Noc Aroma the Moccasin Clad senior Indian Mascot Goodwill ambassador of the National league baseball club the chief a full blooded Indian of Chippewa and Ottawa ancestry is known by his family As Levi Walker or friends of hit single Call him Darryl Lee Walker the Fatherson Combina Tion will make its 1974 debut at Atlanta stadium when the braves open their season at Home Early in april hit singles favorite baseball player is none other than Hank aaron1 but he sheepishly admitted Hes the Only one i know he quickly added that he didst know anything about Hank Aaron and Home runs i Only know he tries to win the game Page makes full recovery by Murray Olderman new Nea a year ago Alan Page had what Are called euphemistically personal problems his marriage was breaking up and was a pulled leg muscle in training Camp carried Over to the regular season Alan who had been the terror of pro football As a defensive tackle in 1971 barely made it to the pro bowl As an alternate today he made it All the Way Back he was named the Winner of the George Halas trophy for 1973 presented by newspaper Enterprise association to the out standing defensive player of the year Hes healthy he has remarried and no one sur passes him in getting to the quarterback the 28yearold line Star of the Minnesota Vikings is in full cry again that literally on the practice Field of the Vikings Alan will sometimes let Loose an eerie yowl like the shriek of a Jungle Bird he says it probably spurs the geese South from Minnesota each fall in the Interior of pro defense Alan operates like an Eagle swooping on prey he relies on swiftness Hes an imposing 64 but he keeps himself at relatively lean 245 pounds he made a mis take As a Rookie in 1967 and got himself up to a blubber ineffective 270 Page has remarkable reaction to the snap of the Ball says Viking coach Bud Grant where the Ball goes Alan goes says Jack Patera who handles the renowned front four of the Vikings Alan has been known to carry his quest for Speed onto drag racing strips Hes first off the Mark there too As for babe Ruth the resistant reply was i never heard of him what did he do hit single is expected to trudge along with his father who has performed his in Dian dances and whoops at Atlanta stadium since 1968 they will Lead the braves onto the Field with Noca homa doing a prayer dance on the Mound before springing out to a colourful Teepee in right Field when Home run shit Noca homa will be aided in a Home run dance by hit single before setting off some smoke bombs in 1969 Noca homa made some National headlines when his Teepee caught fire after one of his Bonds misfired i heard about that says hit single i Felt real bad for daddy but if it happens now i can go get a water bucket and put it meanwhile the smallest Indian has been spending his Winter practising some dances in his living room my daddy dont like pm says the Little Warrior but i think i do them real Good i do them better than he does Darryl Lee came by his in Dian nickname when he was spotted for the first time when he was 1 years old by one of the braves players was the first time he came dressed up in an Indian costume to the braves club House said Noca homa i dont remember who called him that but it has stuck with him eve since the chief says his son is taking his new role seriously he takes great Pride in being Indian even when he plays outside he always wants to be the Indian while the other kids Are the cow boys its like when i was a wed play red Ryder and Little like in the comic was always Little Beaver hit single wont be in action for Many of Atlanta night games but will be at every Day attraction ill go to some night games says hit single i can stay up a Long dont have to be in bed until 10 Oclock i decisions some Are easy some Are not knowledge and experience often make the difference in your business and in ours when its a decision involving the planning of a sound advertising program youll find us Well qualified to help Well be Happy to show you How classified acts mean increased sales because they head straight for the Best prospects you have the peo ple who have already decided they want a product or service and Are now trying to decide where to get these Are the people who voluntarily seek out your and in the classified columns the audience you want for your Sale stalk in print is ready and waiting for theres More but Why not do yourself and your business a favor phone today for inexperienced account representative hell help you plan the classified advertising program that makes it so easy for you to move ahead for More sales end profits Call 8852177 310e Enterprise classified ads bring buyers your Way special save now Lunate to get an athletic Grant Here i want drafted by any team out of High school i went to Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts an academically oriented school we had a lot of games snowed out and wound up playing about 11 games a season but he spent one summer As a Bat boy for the mets and hed also catch batting prac Tice for the mets in Spring training Glenn Mickens who once pitched for the old Brooklyn dodgers is Duclas assistant baseball coach id have to say that with his desire Behas a future in Mickens observed if be bad no desire with his Lack of Speed and Ami problem id say hed have no Chance Hes eager to learn the thing i like about him is that Hes not hardheaded because Hes Ralph liners son j of this week Only trained experts will adjust brakes on All four wheels add Brake fluid if needed and test clean 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