Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Mar 24 1967, Page 21

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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - March 24, 1967, Tokyo, Japan Willie int thinking about the babes Mark first of two stories Mays review his 15 major league by Murray Olderman Howard Mays waiting his turn in the batting Cage of the san Francisco saw the thin fungo Bat near the third base he grabbed it and quickly flipped a baseball in the Willie chopped at the Ball hit a grounder toward Hal Lanier at but the instead of hitting the infield sailed on a line and then Rose in a parabola which took it far Over lancers head into the it rolled free to the i cant help squealed Wil lie at if there aint Rio thin but hits in my a High pitched Giggle came out of his chocolate Spring training had begun for Willie his 15th such exercise in the major theres hardly any in the thick necked body with the slightly bandied legs that first showed up in new Yorks Polo grounds in maybe a tuft or two less to Kinky a worry line etched Pinch if deeper Between the a Trace of crows feet on the age has placed a gentle Tattoo on Willie who has hit 542 homers in his big league career and conceivably has a Chance to surpass the 714 of the immortal babe Willie will be 36 May last year he hit 37 Home if he plays five More seasons until Hes which was ruths age when he hit his last and Willie keeps collecting Home runs at the 1966 he will surpass the babe but records Are for the and willies a materialist concerned Only with what Hes doing i dont think about he As he tapped a Bat on the ground and studiously watched the Rookie Pitcher throwing Bat Ting i never think about those records and there but there not the Way i play i dont know How Many Home runs i hit or How Many records i got com ing to i never been any other it be Nice to hit As Many Home runs As babe but that a Long Way no use wondering about Willie does worry about the de mands on his body As he takes up his Normal role As Field Leader of the i love the game now As much As i Ever he retreating to the team clubhouse after the i get As much fun out of the actual playing but the the images Are starting to blend a Bob new general Man Ager of the Cincinnati took Issue tuesday with the attempts to change Pinch hitting discussing the american league Experiment of allowing one Pinch hitter to Bat twice in the same Howsam said i am opposed to the Rule in the first place but the reason for the change is absolutely those who favor t claim we should do so because both foot bail and basketball alter their the present rules in baseball have stood the test of time for a lot of years and there is nothing to be gained by having one Pinch Batter Bat twice in the same Howsam was to return to the reds Camp in North hoop team has 1 spot left a Craig Dill of Matthew Aitch of Michigan state and Cliff Ander son of brought to nine the number of players on the North squad for the april 15 North South College ail Star basketball game in this leaves Only vacancy on the North coached by Joe Mullaney of Providence col named were Mai Graham of new York Jim Burns of Keith Swagerty of Jaimie Thompson of Wes Bialosuknia of Connecticut and Tom Workman of members already named to the South aggregation Are Clem has Kins of Western Bob Verga of Mel Daniels of new Gary Gray of okla homa City and Craig Raymond of Brigham game is a Little harder when you get i Pace myself and get a lot More rest Between i dont play four or five years i used to work out in the i cant help my self when in around the that Why to rest i have away from the Park that Why Willie had grabbed the fungo and tried to hit the grounder to Lanier during batting because he always has to be doing a bundle of kinetic he also feels his responsibility As the team Captain of the giants and checks the batting order to make sure the giants take their turns in the batting Cage in proper Rota its a Honor to be he admitted he has held the title since As Long As i know in helping the but it dont mean nothing if you cant do your in the one have to do so you look up the record Book and it shows that Willie has never played fewer than 151 games in any season since 1954 his career had been interrupted by a hitch in the and he has a total of base hits with a lifetime batting average of its a log of amazing durability for an All put i have never been Hurt Seri he and rapped his Knuckles on the thick barrel of his Fellows like they had injuries Long before they even got into they had a his tory of i try hard not to get out of shape top much Between sea i come to and i Only have to lose four or five i always weigh around the most important thing is the i dont do the things i used i dont run the i concede to the fact in much his face was screwed up in that Little Boyish pout that indicates willies being he was asked to up his memory Bank and recreate what it was like the first time he into a giant dressing in the late Spring of when he was called up from the farm club in minnea i remember in he i was concerned with my self because they were expecting me to do so then i went 0 for 12 once and 0 for 12 and altogether was 1 for but it All straightened next Willie Doest want 1o 22 Pacific stars stripes March 1967 disease hits Billy Odell fort a Billy Veteran Pittsburgh pirate revealed he has Addison was hospitalized until Early last week and then re ported to Spring training i was in three hospitals be fore they found out what was wrong with said the South Paw last season Odell complained of feeling weak and medi Cal tests failed to reveal the i didst have any appetite and i was just dog tired All the he if they haunt found out what was wrong with me i think i would have he said his weight skidded to 147 Hes up to Joseph club Phy said Odell will be on medication the rest of his Addison disease is fair it the adrenalin glands and causes a loss of Salt in the do it every time by Halo we Are fortunate to have the stars h the musical summer Bungalow l entertain at our luncheon o o o they look like they Haven been up Tris Early since the last time they were puck inthe they spoil their image i want to see their show even when there awake a footlight is son Hung Over he asked the waiter to please write with a soft right at mcrnin6my wife looks like that Dame does the e actors who were shanghaied to the local club to fit Thompson i fail uni worm fight to

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