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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - July 18, 1967, Tokyo, JapanViews of sport Wilhelm the great red Smith is on a Brief vacation. The following column was written for him by Bill Gleason of the Chicago Sun times. Chicago by Bill Gleason ome Day in an uncharacteristic manifesta Tion of Pride the Chicago White sox will memorialize a former player with a Monument in Center Field. This won t happen let it be understood overnight or even Over decade. The White sox tradition is to go slow in matters fraught with historical import. Comiskey Park might have had three Stone tablets As Yankee stadium does but for the fact that the sox have been waiting patiently for one of their own to hit 714 Home runs or play in 2,130 consecutive games or to j x manage a lot of Pennant winners. Since none of these wondrous thing figures to happen before the turn of the Century the 22nd Century have a thought for the management. The memo rial should not stand in Center Field and it should not be a Monument. It should hang from the Center Field Wall just above the White sox bullpen. And i should be a life size representation. On fireworks nights it would Light up and throw knuckle balls. This work of Art would be a tribute to James Hoyt Wilhelm. In Bas Relief of course. In a Park where pitching is 99 percent of the game Wilhelm is by far the most remarkable individual to be employed by Wilhelm the Home club. He May be the most remarkable Man employed by any major league club because there just Haven t been Many successful 44 year old pitchers which is what Hoyt will be on july 26. A Chicago Symbol to s True that Wilhelm has belonged to other cities but in new York St. Louis Cleveland and Baltimore he was not the Symbol that he has been on Chicago s South Side. In most other places a Relief Pitcher sometimes is called upon to protect a Lead. In Chicago Wilhelm invariably is brought in to protect a tie. Just the other night to offer an example the White sox used six pitchers to lose 1-0 in 14 innings. Wilhelm was one of those six and in his three innings Hoyt struck out four allowed no hit Sand no runs. In nine previous Relief jobs he had permitted no runs earned or the half season which ended on july 4th, baseball s Only combat Veteran of world War ii had an earned run average of 0.69. He probably will improve upon that for two reasons. First he usually pitches better in the second half. Second he weighs less than he did when he graduated from High Scho Liback in an age that now is recorded in the world Book. While he dressed slowly to go rest in the bullpen Hoyt Back Over the seasons to 1952 and allowed As How this has to be the Best Start of his career in one Way if not in another. I know i be never had a better Era at this stage he said softly but i m almost As sure that i had More wins Halfway through my first year than i do was referring to 1952 when he won 15 games for Leo Durocher s new York giants and led the league in Victory percen Tage and of course in Era. Sparkles like Mountain Dew to 15 seasons Hoyt s Era has been Over 3.00 Only five times and three of those off years came in succession inthe Early 50s when he was in his Early 30s and did t know his own 1963, his first season with Chicago Wilhelm was knocked about at a rate of 2.65 earned runs every nine innings but he has conscientiously reduced that year by year to 1.99, then to 1.81, and last year to 1.67.he is getting better and stronger like a Jug of Mountain Dew in the still Hills of his native North Carolina. And the constant harping upon his age moves him to the Mildest of All infantry this talk about How old i am Kinda tees me off he said before he set foot upon his Well worn path to the bullpen. They say a Man s Only As old As he feels and i Tell you i never Felt better. I m Down to 185 pounds right now and i can t remember when i was that Light. I have no idea of quitting right c 1967, publishers Hall Syndicate unbeaten frailer 11-5 pick to beat new York a it s no part of the heavyweight elimination tournament but the wednesday night match be tween undefeated Joe Frazier of Philadelphia and Canada s George Cuvalo will have unimportant bearing in deter mining a successor to Cassius Clay. Frazier the 23-year-old olym Pic Champion with a 16-0 record As a pro is an 11-5 favorite Over the Strong Jawed thick necked 29-year-old Canadian Champion from Toronto. They will meet Over 12 round sat Madison Square Garden. The bout will be telecast nationally by Madison Square Garden Rio general presentations but new York will be blacked out of the live telecast. Starting time is 10 p.m., Edt. The match is a natural be tween an up and coming Young Ster with a powerful punch Anda durable Veteran who never has been floored in 62 fights. There s a lot of interest inthe fight said Harry Markson the most exciting heavyweight puncher to come up since Joe he predicted a crowd of about15,000 would pay More than $100,000 at prices ranging from$5 to $20. The. Fighters have been guaranteed a minimum of $50,000 each against 25 per cent of the Gale and television receipts. Fra Ier a 6-foot, 203-Pounder,has scored 14 knockouts and won twice on 10-round decision since turning pro 23 months ago. His major victories were Knock outs of Doug Jones 6 and Eddie Machen 10 and a 10-round decision Over Oscar Bonavina the tape tale new York a talc of the tape for the Joe Frazier George Cuvalo heavyweight bout wednesday night Frazier Cuvalo aae 23 29 weight 203 215 height 5-11v2 6 a Iest Normal 42 46 Chest expanded 4 49 reach 73 /2 77 biceps 15 17 forearm 3 Waist 34 director Garden. Of boxing for the Frazier appears to be thigh calf fist 14 33 25 23 17 14 14 crossword Puzzle ans or across 1-shellfish 5-once around track 8-tv personality 12-Loose-fitting garment 13-be mistaken 14-heraldry grafted 15-conquer 17-girl s name 18-Man s name 19-metallic element 21-hit lightly 23-silkworm 24-Snake 27-significantly 32-Dregs 34-youngster 35-wheel tooth 36-broken 39-common contraction 40-be ill 41-unit of portuguese currency 43-Pertaininn to the stars 47-growing out of 51-narrated 52-unnecessary 54-gaelic 55-vehicle 56-Lsland off Ireland 57-unwanted Plant 58-dutch town 59-Tirne Long since past Down 1-Harvest 2-wander 3-Encouragt 4-brimless Cap 5-sign of Zodiac 6-great number 7-claimant to a throne 8-looking intently 9-one opposed 10-Aleutian Island 11-paper measure 16-stuff 20-prefix three 22-temporary peevish Ness 24-Man s nickname 25-weight of India 26-edible seed 28-Swiss River 29-obtain 30-Burma native 31-period of Tim i. Abbr 33-burned with hot water 37-sesame 38-act 42-set in 43-Cook slowly 44-ripped 45-otherwise 46-peruse 48-danish Island 49-former russian ruler 50-slave 53-before 1 2 3 12 18 24 32 36 43 51 54 57 25 44 26 45 21 33 40 16 27 37 13 22 34 52 55 58 28 46 23 41 53 20 38 47 8 14 17 35 42 56 29 39 48 distr. By United feature Syndicate inc 10 30 49 11 31 50 a n d y c a p p bus Stop Cuvalo after he had been dropped twice in the second round by the Argentine slugger. Cuvalo a Strong body ban Ger has knocked out. 12 straight nobodies since he lost a 10-round decision to Bonavena 13 month Sago. The husky 6-foot, 215-Poundcanadian has a 47-13-2 record including 40 knockouts. But he has t whipped an important opponent since he stopped Doug Jones on oct. 2, 1964. Since thence has lost to Floyd Patterson in 12, Ernie Terrell in 15, Eduard Corletti in 10, Cassius Clay in a title fight in 15, and to Bona Vena. Cuvalo is ranked 10th an Frazier second by the Aba which has approved an eight Man elimination tournament. Frazier declined an invitation to compete in the Aba event. Well make our matches one at a time said Yancey yank Durham who handles Frazier for the Cloverly. Syndi Cate. No one will really recognize anyone As Champion unless he fights George is the Man they redoing to have to meet said Irving Ungerman Cuvalo manager. George is too Strong for Frazier. Hell Wear him Down and then the other Guys will come looking for scoring will be by the round system. � 1967. The Hall Syndicate daily Mirror. London to � wolves top whips for title los Angeles a Washington s ally Shewan inadvertently kicked the winning goal to give the los Angeles wolves a 6-5 Victory Over the whips Friday night in a sudden death overtime for the unite soccer association Champion ship. The climactic goal came at1 26 of the sudden death period after the teams had battled to a5-5 deadlock in 120 minutes of play. A crowd of 17,824 in memorial coliseum watched the contest Between the Western division Champion wolves and the visit ing Eastern division winners. No Star pick from la. New York a not single member of the los an Geles wolves champions of the United soccer association was named to the league s All Star team announced saturday. The wolves won the title by defeat ing the Washington whips Fri Day night 6-5, in sudden death overtime. The team was picked by the league s 1.2 coaches. However Ronnie Allen of the wolves was chosen As coach of the year. The All Star team goal Bob Bie Clark of Washington. Full backs Mario Tito and Marin Fidelis of Houston Pat Stanton of Toronto. Halfback Tomm Mcmillian Washington Ary Clemente of Houston Jim Bax Ter of Vancouver. Forwards Peter Dobing George East Hamand Roy Vernon of Cleveland Paulo Borgese of Houston. Pacific stars & stripes 23 tuesday july 18, 1967

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