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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - January 14, 1983, Tokyo, Japan 20 sports Pacific stars and stripes january 1983 Dorsett offers Reward for record Ball Dallas a Tony Dorsett said wednesday he would be willing to pay a Reward of up to to get Back the Ball he carried on the longest run in National football league the Dallas cowboys running Back has sent his shoes to the professional football Hall of Fame in but the Ball is he dashed 99 Yards for a touch Down two weeks ago against the Minnesota spiked the and never saw it i was so caught up in the game i didst even realize it was a Dorsett i was just out there running for my if i had known it was a record i would have kept the 0 from Page 24 distancing Tennis player Jimmy who had third place went to world boxing Council heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes with five followed by marathoner Alberto Salazar and Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Robin Yount with four and Georgia running Back Herschel Walker and sprinter Long jumper Carl Lewis with three last years male athlete of the Tennis player John received one vote this to win an award with All the great athletes in the the great athletes in the United states and its a real Honor to be said i think any time you win an its always a tremendous asked if he would give a Reward to get the Dorsett id give Ive never seen that Ball preparing for sundays National conference playoff game against Green said he has been deluged by mail and Telephone Ive received a lot of con Dorsett i guess that what remember me its a record that can be tied but never Dor setts run was More like 99 and two thirds Yards because the Ball was just inches away from the Dallas the cowboys Only had 10 men on the years from now ill take a lot of Pride in that he it was an nil but he id Trade it right now to make the winning touchdown run in this years super Dorsett said it would be difficult to run for any touchdowns against the Green Bay packers in Texas stadium the packers Are very Active with a lot of stunts and Dorsett they have a tendency to make you look bad at i just Hope we can catch them just right on some of the blitzes and break Dallas had some Good news from quarterback Danny White wednes the sore thumb on his passing hand was healed and his rogue Wisdom tooth was under the thumbs of and in taking antibiotics for the White my bruised thigh is getting everything is just then White of everything was just Fine this time last week then i Hurt my thumb and my tooth got the cowboys announced that the 3 game was a sellout and the local blackout will be the touchdown underdog packers arrive saturday afternoon for the nationally televised the Winner of the game meets the survivor of the Minnesota Washington contest for the National conference title and a ticket to the super for it seemed nothing was that no offensive record in he scored 92 26 More than anyone had Ever managed in one his 120 assists broke his own record by 11 and his 212 Points were 48 More than he collected the previous he won the scoring title by an astounding 65 on his Way to those Gretzky scored 50 goals in the first 39 games of the 198182 obliterating the record of 50in50 set by Maurice Richard and tied by Mike he also had 10 games with at least three averaged goals and assists per and scored a Point in All but eight for those Gretzky was the first unanimous selection As nil most valuable As if to accentuate his Gretzky was scoring on a Pace equal to that of his record season when 1982 he opened the 198283 Campaign with a 30game Point scoring Streak for yet another nil and closed out the year holding 27 nil i feel very fortunate to have accomplished so much so Early in my said in playing in an Era that suits my style when i broke in at 18 or i listened to the older Guys who had been that helped the selection of Gretzky As athlete of the year marked the second time in the past three years that the award went to a hockey player or slavers in the United states olympic hockey which thrilled the nation by upsetting the powerful soviet squad on its Way to the Gold was the recipient of the those Are the Only two occasions in the 51year history of the award that it has gone to the runner up for the made a triumphant return to the top of the Tennis world by winning Wimbledon and the Holmes defended his heavyweight title beating Gerry Cooney and Randy Salazar won the Boston and new York City the latter for the third straight and set american records for the Yount was voted most valuable player in the american league after leading the Brewers to the Fame look for it at most Pacific stars and stripes bookstores and army and air Force Exchange from Page 24 the others were Eddie Mathews and pie named by the and Frank Home run Jimmy Collins and Freddie named by the old timers Marichal won 243 games in 16 spending almost his entire career with the san Francisco he had a earned run was a 20game Winner six twice led the National league in Complete games and twice led in he pitched a no hitter against Houston on june a year when the writers elected Frank Robinson and Hank Aaron to the Hall of Marichal fell just seven votes Short of the three quarters this he made it comfortably with i was hoping someday i could get he i feel so in so glad that i dont think any person on Earth now is happier than i in very excited and everybody in my coun try is excited right Marichal is a native of the dominican Republic and recalled coming to the United states to play baseball in i started in class d and then went to class he that gave me a Chance to see major leagues because i was playing 60 from i would see Orlando Felipe Alou and Ruben Gomez on i started learning what the major leagues were All about and i hoped that one Day i could be one of i got Robinson recalled signing his first contract in they were 16 but Only eight or nine were interested and it want for a lot of he i signed for that was the minimum at the the question about me was could he hit i had average Speed and an average i was a Good american Legio Ball i signed with the orioles because they didst have a lot of Good players then and that seemed to be the quickest Way into the big but on his birthday in Robinson got a Paul Rich the teams general informed him that the orioles were sending him to their minor league he told me wanted me to play my Way into shape and that id be Back by the Allstar Robinson i went there and worked hard and by the Allstar game i was Back to i had a lot More Confidence after when they sent me Down i was Digap but Paul Richards knew better than i fifth on the Al time Home ran list with 573 for his finished third in the voting with 269 the other players to win election to the Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility were Ted Wil Stan Bob Jackie Sandy Ernie Willie Warren Mickey Al Bob Aaron and Frank

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