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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 teas written for him by Bill Gleason of the Chicago Sun times. Chica goby Bill Gleason some 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 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 thought for the management. The memo rial should not stand in Center Field audit should not be a Monument. It should hang from the Center Field Wall jus above the White sox bullpen. And it 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 it s True that Wilhelm has belonged to other cities but in new York St. Louis Cleveland and Baltimore he was no the Symbol that he has been on Chicago s South Side. In most other places a Relief Pitcher sometimes is called upon to protect Lead. In Chicago Wilhelm invariably is brought in to protect a tie. Just the other night to offer an example the White sox use 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 otherwise. For 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 school Back in an age that now is recorded in the world Book. While he dressed slowly to go rest in the bullpen Hoyt looked 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 he 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 a 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 strength. During 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, Trento 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 expletives. All 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 now " c 1967, publishers Hall Syndicate unbeaten frailer 11-5 pick new York a it s not part of the heavyweight elimination tournament but the wednesday night match be tween undefeated Joe Frazier of Philadelphia and Canada George Cuvalo will have an important 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 times 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 director of boxing for the Garden. Frazier appears to be 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 Gate and television receipts. Frazier 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-Rounddecision Over Oscar Bonavena 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-Rounddecision to Bonavena 13 months ago. The husky 6-foot, 215-Poundcanadian has a 47-13-2 record the tape tale new York a tale of the tape for the Joe Frazier George Cheval heavyweight bout wednesday night Frazier Chu Valmage weight height Chest Normal Chest expanded reach biceps forearm Waist thigh calf fist 23 29 203 215 5-1v/j 6 42 46 44 73 a 15 13 34 23 14 49 77 17 14 33 25 17 14 crossword Puzzle 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-pertaining to the stars 47-growing out of 51-narrated 52-unnecessary 54-gaelic 55-vehicle 56-Lstand off Ireland 57-unwanted Plant 58-dutch town 59-time Long since past Down 1-Harvest 2-wander 3-encourage 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 Sqq Santa Bug Nanos Hoa Ana an it shul Roqu Jain r m a Pei he huh Gas oho b 31 period of time 44-ripped i. Abbr 45-otherwise 33-burned with hot 46-peruse water 37-sesame 38-act 42-set in 43-Cook slowly 48-danish Island 49-former russian ruler 50-slave 53-before a n d y a a p p � 1967. Them syn Diqiu. Dily Mirror. London to � including 40 knockouts. But he has t whipped an important opponent since he stopped Doug Jones on oct. 2, 1964. Since then he has lost to Floyd Patterson in12, Ernie Terrell in 15, Eduardo Corletti in 10, Cassius Clay in 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 Oneat a time said Yancey yank Durham who handle 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. Reid tops surge in net finals a Korea Bureau Seoul after being delayed nearly one week because of rain the 1967 Yon san open Tennis tournament finals got underway Here saturday As a Small but enthusiastic crowd witnessed the last matches of the tourney at the Yon san Tennis court no. 2. Rain threatened to postpone the action to still another time but play continued throughout the Day and final matches in All categories were Reid walked off with the men s open singles title with a3-6, 6-2, 6-0 Victory Over doubles partner Wilson Burge. The two hour match produced some of the Best Tennis of the and Burge later teamed up to take the men s open Dou Bles Crown with a 6-4, 6-2 win Over the scrappy twosome of gun Ahn and . Rang. Ahn took the men s senior singles title by default from Lavere Strom late in the suffered leg trouble in a morning match and was Force to withdraw from further play. Steady Roy Peachey and hard hitting . Kim easily downed Ari Nekunam and Jai woo ,6-2, 6-0, for the men s senior doubles championship in the final match of the Day. The ladies singles title went to Clare Willmot in an 8-0 pro set Victory Over Lyn Burns. Shelter teamed with sue Keller to take her second title of the Defeated Virginia Irvine and . Kim 8-5 for the ladies doubles title. Trophies were presented balt. Gen. Vernon p. Mock Deputy commanding general . Army and also unexpectedly by Gen. Charles Iii commanding Gen eral unc Usk Eusa. May dump games Seoul is Korea May give up hosting the 1970 asian games carrying out president Park s policy of avoiding All non productive investments the korean olympic committee said. Korea won sponsorship of the games at a meeting of the asian games federation in Bangkok last december. Pacific stars & Stripe tuesday july 18, 1967

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