New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 2, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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From submitted repats
The local team of James Gaffney, Bill Adkins, Al Heinemeyer and Irene McCabe fired a 10-under par 62 this week to take first place in the Fraternal Order of Eagles Scramble Golf Tournament at Landa Park Golf Course in New Braunfels.
Scoring a respectable 9-under par 63, the team of Swede Kjellberg, Bruce Alves, Ervin Balusek and Marian Fox won the second place prize.
Two teams tied for the third and fourth place prizes, with each four-person team scoring 8-under par 64.
The first team was Glen Case, Jack Yeamans, Ski Haneiwich, and Clifton Schrader, and the other group was Pat Acheson, Ray Metzke, Norris Head and Marleen Acheson.
Calvin Waltmanll donated a putter which was offered as a prize for nearest the 12th hole on the first stroke.
Bruce Alves won the prize for nearest the 12th hole, and Bob McCabe won the prize for nearest the 15th hole.
A total of 45 players participated in the tournament. The next tournament is scheduled for July 25. For more information on the event, call Charlie Smith at 625-8104.
North Zone champs
Austin bid for Triple-A baseball hits slow pace
The New Braunfels American Little League All-Stars completed a dramatic tournament run, finishing as the North Zone Champions in the 10-year-old boys division. The team members are: (front, left to right) Chad Gregson, Ricky Euresti, Chris Hailey, Peter Ungamfelter, Michael Garrott, Zeb Vieknair (middle) Jimmy Rodrigues, Matt Schulke, Justin Delgado, Tim Hildebrand, Jimmy Quiroz, Jory Werth, (back) Bill Gregson, Michael Garrott (manager) and Jimmy Quiroz.Runners donation
The New Braunfels Running Club donated $1,500 to Hospice New Braunfels. The money was raised from an open auction at the Schlitterbahn Three Parks Run earlier this month. Pictured from left to right are Jack Melton, Steve Taylor, Diane Pepin, Christina Smith, Dana Overstreet, Elaine Craig, Susan Phillips and Marilyn Buckner.
By CHIP BROWN
Associated Press Writer
AUSTIN (AP) — Officials with the Triple-A Phoenix Firebirds say that efforts to move the baseball team to Austin — by selling enough charter seat options at roughly $3,000 apiece — are going slower than expected.
‘There’s been a slow start and there is cause for concern in how we are going to approach the next two or three months,” Firebirds' General Manager Craig Pletenik said Friday.
“But I don’t think that it’s at a critical stage. We just need to do a better job of informing people how close this project really is to becoming a reality.” The team is trying to sell 4,000 charter seat options to raise $12 million for a state-of-the-art, 12,000-seat stadium that would double as a music venue.
The city has agreed to pitch in $10 million for the project over the objections of some residents who wanted a public vote on the matter.
Team officials estimate that roughly 300 options had been sold since going on sale a month ago.
The options, which range in price from $2,500 to $6,000, give buyers the right to select seats for the team’s 72 home games and music events over the next 15 years.
The packages don't include the cost of tickets.
Pletenik said the team is committed to moving to Austin after the 1996 season and must improve its marketing of seat options to meet a Sept. I deadline.
“We have to work harder,” Pletenik said. “We are going to expand our staff locally and accelerate some things, such as naming corporate sponsors and building partners.”
Pletenik said the fact that the Pacific Coast League and the Firebirds’ parent club, the San Francisco Giants, have approved the team's move to Austin are significant steps.
“We have spent a lot of time and money on Austin,” he said.
'Thwi’i been rn slow stark and there is cause for concern in how we ave going to approach the next two or three months.”— Firebirds’ General Manager Craig Pletenik
“We don’t want it to end in September. We want it to continue.”
There are two options if the team fails to sell the 4,000 charter seat options. It would look for sponsors to finance portions of the stadium, such as the scoreboard, or reduce some of the seating to lower the stadium’s price tag from $22 million to $20 million or $18 million, Pletenik said.
The minimum standard for a Triple-A stadium is 10,000 seats, Pletenik said.Murray joins elite 3,000 club
By JEFFREY SHELMAN
Associated Press Writer
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eddie Murray became just the second switch-hitter and only the 20th player in baseball history to reach 3,000 hits when he singled in the sixth inning Friday night.
Murray joined Pete Rose, the career hits leader with 4,256, as the lone switch-hitters to reach 3,000. He made it to the mark by grounding a single through the right side for the Cleveland Indians off Mike Trombley.
Murray, who got his 2,999th hit Thursday night but went hitless in his last four at-bats of the game, drew a walk from Trombley in the second inning and flied out in the fourth.
After his historic hit, Murray, 39, shook hands with Cleveland first base coach Dave Nelson and Minnesota Twins first baseman Scott Stahoviak. They were then joined by the rest of the Indians, led by Dave Winfield, who later took pictures from the dugout with a camera.
Winfield was the last player to reach 3,000 hits, doing it on Sept. 16,1993 — also al the Metrodome — while with Minnesota. Murray and Winfield are the first teammates with 3,000 hits since Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker and Eddie Collins all played for the 1928 Philadelphia Athletics.
While the crowd stood and cheered, a series of Murray’s career highlights played on the Metrodome scoreboard. Murray, who rarely shows any emotion on the field, smiled as he raised both hands over his head twice to acknowledge the ovation.
Murray does not speak to the media often, and held no major news conferences leading up to the event. He said he would hold one, however, following the game in which he got his 3,000th hit.
All eligible players with 3,000 hits are in the Hall of Fame. Rose has been banned from consideration, while Winfield, George Brett and Robin Yount have not been retired for the mandatory five years.
Next up in the chase for 3,000 are Florida’s Andre Dawson, who began the day with 2,723 hits, and Toronto’s Paul Molitor, who had 2,690. Before Winfield, Brett and Yount were the most recent to reach 3,000, both in 1992.
Murray has 2,045 hits left-handed and 955 right-handed during his career with Baltimore, Los Angeles, the New York Mels and Cleveland.Rodman juror seeks autograph
ATLANTA (AP) — One of the jurors who ruled in favor of Dennis Rodman in his herpes trial had been oblivious to his star status — but that didn’t stop her from getting his autograph anyway.
“I’d never heard of him. I turned to the person next to me and said, ‘Is he an athlete?’” said Gail Spence, of Lawrenceville, one of several jurors who approached the NBA star outside the courthouse for his autograph Fri
day. “My boyfriend knew I was on the case and he begged and pleaded for an autograph,” she said.
A U.S. District Court jury ruled in favor of Rodman in a suit brought by Lisa Beth Judd, who was seeking $1.83 million in damages. Jurors deliberated less than four hours after four days of testimony. Rodman, looking relieved as he stood outside of federal court called the case “a sad situation” and said it made for a very stressful year.
Oilers ‘Air’ McNair stays with collegiate moniker
HOUSTON (AP) — Steve “Air” McNair can keep the rights to his nickname, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
The government agency has nixed an application from three employees of a San Diego television station wanting to capitalize commercially on the nickname “Air McNair.”
The rookie Houston Oilers quarterback received word Thursday. McNair was out of town Friday and not immediately available for comment.
The patent office’s ruling said the nickname was too closely associated with McNair’s name and that any commercial use is prohibited without his written consent.
And with that, it was back to the drawing board for KGTV-TV sports anchor Bill Griffith, producer Chris Pheil and former intern Kevin Negley, who paid a non-refundable $245 application fee.
“We’re not disappointed,” Griffith said. "All along, our feeling was lo throw this thing up in the air and see if it sticks.
This time, it didn’t work, but we sure learned a lot about the process.”
Trademark applications typically are granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Legal names of living individuals are considered off-limits unless written consent is given.
There are no specific guidelines regarding nicknames, so the department handles each application on a case-by-case basis. Milwaukee Bucks forward Glenn Robinson is involved in a legal dispute with a California-based sport-ing-goods company named "Big Dog,” which is also Robinson’s nickname.
Griffith, Pheil and Negley applied for the trademark without the consent or knowledge of McNair and his Mississippi-based agent James "Bus” Cook.
McNair was outraged when informed about the application earlier this month, saying it was a shame that someone would try to make money off another man’s name.
Cook said all along he never felt McNair was in danger of losing exclusive rights to the nickname.
NB Rotary golf tournament benefits little league
From staff reports
The New Braunfels American Little League was the big winner in the fourth annual Civic Club Challenge held recently-
The tournament, sponsored by Wuest's Supermarkets and Pic'nPac, was a project of the Downtown Rotary Club of New Braunfels.
"Our scramble event is somewhat different than others," said Greg Campbell, tournament director. "Each person that entered competed for cash prizes to be given to the charity or civic organization of their choice."
This year's tournament generated more than $20,000, with IO area civic clubs sharing the prize money.
Thanks to the golfing skills of the first-place team of Trim Camareno, Ken Wamble, Paul Wendell and Clay Sulte-meier, the New Braunfels American Little league received $3,000.
The Monsignor Steubben Scholarship Fund of San Antonio received $2,000 as runner-up.
Finishing third was the Comal Independent Men’s Association represented by Todd McGure, Johnnie Rodriguez, Jesse Sanchez and Armando Garcia. CIMA received $1,000.
Among the other winners was Our Lady of Guadalupe Church of Seguin and Hospice-New Braunfels.
Campbell noted that this year's tournament, which was held at the Chaparral Country Club in Seguin, was the biggest
The Downtown Rotary Club of New Braunfels recently hosted its fourth annual Civic Club Golf Challenge benefiting the local American Little League with a $3,000 check as a first-place prize. Pictured (left to right) are Greg Campbell, tournament director; Marvin Morris, past president of the club; and Carroll Coleman, vice president of the American Little League.
tournament to date for the Downtown Rotary Club.
"We had a full-fleld of 32 team and, in fact, had to turn away several teams who wanted to enter," Campbell said.
"Our club is privileged to have a generous partner like Wuest's Supermarkets for the event. Without Wuest's and key suppliers such as Coca Cola, Borden's, Fleming Foods and Rainbo, we could not raise anywhere near the $20,000 plus that was raised this year," Campbell said.
"We all owe these companies a debt of
gratitude," he added.
Campbell also credited Don Maxwell Chevrolet/GEO, providers of a 1995 Chevrolet Suburb...!, for a hole-in-one on Chaparral's 3-par 15th hole.
Although several golfers came very close, nobody claimed the big prize.
"Our club is very appreciative that so many area golfers gave their time and money in support of our fund-raising event,” Campbell said. "We look forward to another successful tournament next year."
Murray also has 469 home runs, placing him 18th on the career list. The first baseman-designated hitter could someday join Hank Aaron and Willie Mays are the only players to have 3,000 hits and 500 home runs.
Though he has never won a batting title nor led the majors in either home runs or RBIs in a full season, Murray has been extremely consistent since breaking into the big leagues in 1977. He has had more than 75 RBIs in every season he’s played, plus at least 147 hits in each season that was not interrupted by a labor dispute.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Canadian-bom Greg Rusedski, now a Bntish citizen, won his third straight match, beating Olivier Delaitre 6-7 (8-6), 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) in 106 1/2-degree heat — the hottest day ever recorded at Wimbledon.
Rusedski will next face two-time defending champion Pete Sampras, who beat Jared Palmer 4-6,6-4, 6-1,6-2.
Fourth-seeded Goran Ivanisevic beat Amaud Boctsch 6-4, 6-4,6-4, and will meet Todd Martin, who rallied from a break down to beat fellow American Derrick Rostagno 6-3,4-6,4-6, 6-2,6-4.
Winners for the women included defending champ Conchila Martinez, second-seeded Arantxa
Sanchez Vicario, and No. 8 Gabriela Sabatini.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eddie Murray became just the second switch-hitter and only the 20th player in baseball history to reach 3,000 hits when he singled in the sixth inning against Minnesota.
Murray, 39, joined Pete Rose, the career hits leader with 4,256, as the lone switch-hitters to reach 3,000. He made it to the mark by grounding a single through the right side for the Cleveland Indians off Mike Trombley. Murray began his career with Baltimore in 1977.
NEW YORK (AP) — The baseball season will begin in March next year, the earliest start ever.
The season will start March 31, a Sunday night,
with the Chicago While Sox playing the Seattle Manners in the Kingdome, a game to be telecast by ESPN. Most other teams will start play the following day.
Baseball officials moved up the start by a week in order to avoid playing World Series games in November next year. If next season was scheduled to start a week later — Apnl 7 — Game 7 of the World Series would have been scheduled for Nov. 3. By starling March 31, the seventh game will be scheduled for Oct. 27.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA locked out its players at 12:01 a m. today, the first work stoppage in league history.
The no-lockout, no-strike deal agreed to by the league and its players’ association last Oct. 27 expired at midnight.
It was the third work stoppage to affect major league sports in the last 12 months. Baseball players went on stnke last Aug. 12, and NHL owners locked out their players Sept. 30, forcing a delay in the season.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Tom Weiskopf sIkx his second straight 3-under-par 69 and shared the lead with Tommy Aaron after two rounds of the U.S. Senior Open. Bob Murphy, Dave Stockton! and Graham Marsh all shot 70s and were one stroke back.