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High Point Enterprise, The (Newspaper) - October 30, 1974, High Point, North Carolina 4c Hiffa pout Enterprise october m 1174 in returning to Finley group Oakland Alvin dark threw Pride out window new York this is not the first time that Alvin dark has withstood a torrent of advice and surfaced like an insouciant Cork dark manager of the world Champion Oakland As has been inundated this season with suggestions by team owner Charles Finley now Many of us have striven without much newspaper publicity under an officious Boss but baseball managers have traditionally been allowed to Man the Helm As the saying goes alone and because dark accepts the owners Las minute changes in an already made out lineup and because the owner elbows into the locker room to Render what he con siders inspirational pre game Pep talks dark has been showered with abuse from press and players alike he manage a meat Market As third baseman Sal Bando has been quoted widely As saying and first baseman Gene Tenace How can you respect him dark As a Man Why does dark then put up there Are at least four reasons one has to do with Al dark the Rookie Boston braves shortstop in 1948 dark a Fine natural athlete who starred in baseball football track and Golf at Louisiana state University and who had just come off a season As in the american association was the object of much advice in the braves Spring training Camp for some reason his batting stance looked unorthodox i remember said dark that one Guy told me to Crouch More one Guy said Crouch less another Guy said hold the Bat higher another said hold it lower someone else said i should stride longer another Guy said stride Shorter dark polite conscientious and unworldly tried to listen to every one of these pearls of horse hide Wisdom until Johnny Sain a Pitcher on that team spoke to dark Sain was watching the Young dark grow More and More befuddled at the plate finally he took dark aside and told him Alvin accept what you want and reject what you want but always do it your Way you didst get this far by striking out dark says that that was the Best bit of advise i Ever got he went on to hit 322 that season and was named National league Rookie of the year As he helped the braves win the league championship he continued doing it his Way for the next 13 seasons As a player Road Atlanta old tithers Rev engines Atlanta a so you Are 60 years old and still feel ing your Oats you have a new Supply of Vitamin e and youre ready to try Auto racing join the fun line up behind Harvey Templeton and David Dooley there at Road Atlanta this week and they Are key entries in the sports car club of annual championship runoffs sometimes olympics of Auto racing Templeton is 65 and from Winchester Tenn a greying solidly built Veteran Templeton has been practically unbeatable in regional races for formula vees this year he placed first in the Occas Southeastern division earning the right to bid for the National championship in that class machine in the final runoffs nothing like racing to keep Young and mentally Alert says this Roc hard oldster who never has to worry about staying trim enough to squeeze into a cockpit its More fun than the Ordinary things retired people do Dooley is 60 and from okla homa City he drove a Triumph gt6 to the d production championship in the Occas midwestern Region Fumble play Woody Hayes Ohio state football coach asked if his teams had any weaknesses sure we have gone As Long As seven years without a Fumble Between the Center and quarterback weve had two this season that 14 years shot to hell notice a Veteran of Many years of Competition Dooley has campaigned Mustangs corvettes Lotus Cortinas jaguars and Alfa Romeos for years now Hes the oldest of a horde of Triumph and Hes no stranger to championship meets he has qualified for every National meet since the event became a fixture 11 years ago youre As Young As you feel Dooley says the important things Are to keep Active stay Alert and watch your health i figure that Good advice even if your thing is checkers or Wood carving there Are 440 entries for this weekends runoffs to determine 21 National class championships Templeton and Dooley Are the oldest most Are average citizens during the week 110 being employed in businesses related to the automobile Joe Carr of Kirkwood to is 19 Hes the youngest Driver to Ever qualify for the National runoffs driving an my midget in the f production ranks he won enough seconds and thirds to qualify Karen Watson of Richard son Tex is the Only woman entry racing for six years she will compete in a March 703 open wheeled racer in the formula c class she lists herself As a House hold Engineer that my Way of saying in a housewife and Mother of two she grins pickup truck owners if your Are thinking about a Topper for your truck now is the time to buy prices Are slated to increase and we have a selection now most at old prices camper sales and service from radios to radios Womack has it All a Womack electronics we make it our business to Hove what you want not just Ordinary things but also Hardt find parts and acce stories because we believe theres Only one thing better than o Well stocked store and that our reasonable prices accept Banka Markard and master charge Womack electronic showroom i Colin Dion St Coll 8824177 perhaps dark found Finley suggestions not All that unpalatable and he certainly must respect Finley track record after All Finley trades and player purchases have helped produce three straight world championships from Sains advice dark Learned that every Man has a distinct style if Hes successful Why tamper with him just because he Doest go by the Book Finley does not go by the Book and neither did dark As a player Leo Durocher once called him my upside Down shortstop he May not be a picture player but he does everything i could ask of and neither did Sain Sain used to throw curve balls with 30 counts said dark he was told not to but he won a thousand games in the major leagues factual note Sains record was 139 won 116 lost in h years what is also difficult for baseballs Joc machismo mentality to comprehend is that dark a truly religious Man apparently believes it when he quotes the biblical proverb Pride goeth before the fall Ive thrown Pride out the window said dark finally there might be More than a big of Machiavelli in darks placidity in the maelstrom of Finley and the As Finley called dark after manager Dick Williams Winner of two straight world series with Oakland could stomach Finley no More and quit now dark had been out of baseball for two years he had been a big league manager in the 1960s for seven seasons four with the giants winning one pen two with Kansas City with Finley and the and one with Cleveland darks life had been baseball he missed it sorely he believed he could still manage effectively no one else called him he knew about Finley having once worked for him he knew too that this might be his last Chance and dark conceivably reasoned not a intelligently that any Chance no matter How trying was better than none As an astute baseball Man he knew too that the As were loaded with Talent and that even if Finley sat in darks Lap in the dugout All season Long that the As would have a Good shot at the Pennant a winning season would therby make dark a bullish commodity in the baseball Market As soon As some other team needed a new just think Aramco serviced 106425 Chevy automatic transmissions last year Aramco transmissions More proof nobody knows automatic transmissions better Aramco automatic transmissions 1232 South main St High Point Tel 8852081 Eio Yoi loud on fog Golf Golf a the a Tykel that Goei with you anywhere anytime the original London fog styling with zip front convertible Collar and elastic Waistband completely Wash and Wear in a blend of polyester and Cotton for an weather Protection also available in the masters with 100 orion41 pile Zipin lining Wrights clothing stores downtown High 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