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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - September 19, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Pc High Point Enterprise thursday september it. 1974 a Philbin proud the major league numbers game of play in Wal season Anaheim a Gerry Philbin loves the world football league and loves playing for the new York stars. He should. His base salary is $20,000 higher than it was in any other season in the National football league a and Gerry was a 10-year Veteran in the nil who played on a super bowl Victor the new York jets and made All pro. With Bonus incentives such As staying healthy for the full schedule and making All league Gerry figures to Clear $79,000 this fall not bad for a beat up old Veteran who carries the scars of five major operations two shoulders two Knees one ankle and was released outright by the Philadelphia eagles after last season but More than Money Gerry has Pride in the product. He remembers what it was like in the Early Days of the american football league when he Oroke in with the jets and the players of the rival new York giants of the nil used to sneer at them and snub them socially around Manhattan and the Caliper of play was dismissed As Mickey mouse league. Nobody s claiming the Wal can measure up in Caliper of play to the current nil but there is genuine interest in assessing its standards against those of the original Al which got started As a Brash newcomer in 1960 to make its game More appealing the Wal liberalized rules such As the seven Point touchdown and the action Point to promote sewing. Yet As in the rest of pro football the defense As personified by Philbin still prevails. The old Al was a free throwing circus with quarterbacks Tike George Blanda flinging 60 passes a game. Not the Wal. As yet it does no to have quarterbacks such As Blanda Lenny Dawson and Jack Kemp who came into the Al with pro grounding. But More important the current Wal has better players available to play defense and More sophisticated concepts of defense in which to deploy them. In i960, the zone was not used universally except by teams like the Colts and Browns and it Hadnot developed into the Ultra complicated variety of coverages you see today a weak Side Roll Strong Side Roll safety a double rip a which frustrate a quarterback trying to diagnose openings. Quot you knew it was going to be single coverage Quot remembers babe Parilli an original Al quarterback who now coaches the stars Quot and you just threw the Ball out there. Now we re using a lot of zones and mixing them up. Quot the people we re using Are also better. There Are More Good Young players around. And we be been Able to Start with some proven nil players. Why i remember Willard Dewveall was the first player to jump from the nil to the Al. Look at the kind we be got a Philbin. John Elliott George those three were stars on the jets who won the super bowl Quot this is a lot better than the Al Quot nods Philbin. Quot the athletes Are better Ami we re coaching a lot better with intensive preparations for a the new York titans precursors of the jets sometimes did t even have playbooks. And their checks would Bounce. New York Nea the single most prestigious thing to happen to the Black Man in baseball May be that he has never been chosen a big league manager. The record plainly states that the people least qualified to discern leadership and managerial acumen Are the men who hire the hardball Skippers. And if these owners of the teams or their general managers an appendage of the owners do not see fit to place a Black at the Helm then what a Gaudy plume of Triumph the Black Man May insert in his beaked peaked Cap. In the last 20 years there have been approximately 175 managers in the major leagues. And if there had been 24 teams a As there Are today a from 1954 to 1962 instead of 16. Then there surely would have been Over 200 managers a few managers died on the Job or quit or were retired for health reasons All others were dismissed for incompetency. This averages out to roughly one manager for three years for every team. In any other Industry this kind of mass turnover would necessitate the Universal use of revolving doors. In baseball they use turnstiles. In any other kind of Industry such enormous and wholesale changes at such a top level of management would be destructive. Internal morale and Public Confidence would be in chaotic shambles. Yet no matter How often the owners Bumble the game incredibly survives. Apparently the product is so Good that it May be enfeebled but not altogether wiped out. In the last 20 years Only one team has kept on with one manager. That is the los Angeles dodgers with Walter Alston. The dodgers have won pennants come close to others fallen into the second division returned to the top of the standings. Alston has remained. It May be More than coincidence that dodger owner Walter of Marley has by far the most successful operation in baseball. He draws More fans makes More Money Quot the Best dressed men Are tailored to measure men Quot smart dressers in Ever increasing numbers Are turning to tailored to measure clothes. Oily in a suit that is custom tailored do you get the exact fabric color and pattern you wont in the exact style you wont let us show you. Newest selection of Fau and Winter samples for your custom tailoring drop by at your convenience pleases More customers with the cleanest and Best appointed Parkland his team wins As Many or More games than any competitor. The names of no other owners will be mentioned Here for it is not this reports intention to malign impugn castigate or otherwise bum rap these Birdbrain. But in t the size of their alleged minds painfully apparent when they keep firing the people they hire and with such relative swiftness they Are just incapable of making a skilled appointment to begin with. The pattern according to the record goes something like this they hire a Man who has shown that on a Good Day he can tie his baseball shoe without spiking himself. First year is the Quot get acquainted Quot year. Second year he must prove himself third year he is Given one More try a until mid season. Then he is bounced. Know what next happens to this Leader of men this uncanny general of the baseball battlefields this raving double knit Genius he is hired by another owner. And history repeats itself. Sometimes its Shorter sometimes it s a Little longer. But the same Fate awaits them All. In the american league the red sox have had la managers in 20 years the indians 12, the orioles 6, the White sox 8, the Angels 5 in their 13 years the tigers 14, Kansas City 14, Oakland 5 in 6 years Washington Texas 9. Minnesota 6 in 13 years the Yankees 6, Milwaukee Brewers 2 in 4 years in the National league from 1954 Atlanta Milwaukee braves to managers cubs 7-plus, reds 8, astros 6 in 12 years. Expos i in 5 years Meta 5 in 12 years Phillies to padres 3 in 5 years and the giants 8. Some people were miffed that Clyde King instead of a Black like Henry Aaron or Maury wills or Frank Robinson was recently selected to manage the braves and that Jim Marshall was the recent pick to Pilot the cubs. But both choices follow team patterns. 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