Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Nov 12 1982, Page 24

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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - November 12, 1982, Tokyo, Japan 24 Pacific stars and stripes 3 Orts november 1982 sugar Ray to leave the ring compiled from wire services Baltimore world welterweight Champion sugar Ray Leon Ard announced his retirement from boxing tuesday ending a career that has earned him almost million and two world who underwent successful surgery in May to repair a partially detached Retina in his left said his vision has returned to but the feeling is boxing is but he said it want easy to step aside from a sport in which he has earned More than with another million on the horizon for a proposed bout with middleweight Champion Marvin Leonard admitted he turned the decision Over Many times since the May 9 and in retrospect realized his Public statements were every Day it was a different he and then added almost apologetically i didst want to mislead the the final decision was made right Here in this Leonard after making his announcement to a crowd of More than in the civic where he launched his pro career on sugar Ray Leonard and his after he announced his the Contin decision to retire from up used right up to the moment when he came facet face with one of the boxing notables who climbed into the ring to Praise when the urge didst return after the encounter with Leonard was if i didst feel it then he his voice trailing off amidst the shouting of ringside ringside seats Cost with All other tickets sold at and the proceeds will be used to fund summer jobs for Baltimore the billed As an evening with sugar Ray included highlight films of leonards it started with the introduction of leonards and a Lusty chorus of Boos for master of ceremonies Howard Clad in a Black Tuxedo with red greeted the crowd after a triumphal Entrance and then sat on a raised chair in the ring to receive accolades from invited the speakers included former heavyweight champions Muhammad a and Ken former Light heavyweight champions Matthew Saad Muhammed and Eddie Mustafa leonards manager an Gelo and Ronald Mich the ophthalmologist who operated on Michels told the crowd that see Page 19 nine teams draft six choose Baylor new York up Steve Garvey and Don two of baseballs Premier officially received their Freedom wednesday while hard throwing Floyd Bannister threw off the shackles of pitching in the cramped Seattle kingdom in the seventh annual free agent reentry the Glamour name in a weak crop of free was selected by nine clubs and at the conclusion of the 23round the los Angeles dodgers declined to retain negotiating rights for the lifetime who Hast missed a major league game since 1975 and has posted five 100rbi Garvey thus effectively severed his 27year relationship with the dodgers and the 33yearold first baseman is expected to be wooed seriously by the san Diego who made a Strong showing last season before slump ing after the Allstar also selecting the former Brooklyn dodger Bat boy were the Chicago the Chicago White the new York san Seattle and i have to sit Down and meet with president Ballard Smith and owner Ray Kroc to plan our said padres Vic president Jack wed like to have but within were not Gonna shoot the if we do sign it could easily bring a substantial number of dodger fans to us Down the cracked 24 homers and drove in 93 runs As a designated hitter with California last season and starred in the Angels five game loss to Mil Waukee in the championship see Page 19 Yount is american leagues map Milwaukee a after Rob in Yount was named the american leagues most valuable he responded with a modesty that has become As much of his style As his Fielding when you Are involved in team it is difficult to single out a person because the person getting All the glory never could have done it without other he said tues fans knew Milwaukee Brewer fans had predicted for weeks that their favorite shortstop would win the map balloting among baseball he definitely deserved manager Harvey Kuenn said in a Telephone interview from he is the Best shortstop i have Ever seen general manager Harry Dalton said Yount is better than most great shortstops of the past because he excels at batting As Well As Luis Aparicio was a great defensive shortstop and had tremendous but he did not hit the Ball out of the Dalton paced the Brewers to an american league Pennant with a batting average of runner up to Kansas cites Willie Wilson for the batting he had 114 29 Home stole 14 had a league leading 210 hits and made Only 24 he is the first shortstop to Lead the league in total bases 367 and slugging percentage the map is not his greatest Yount it is quite an he said when contacted in California by Telephone in route to a Hawaii i feel it is the Type of an award you win without the help from everybody my biggest thrill was playing in the world he adding the Only greater Joy would have been to fingers doubled the Yount coupled with Pitcher Pete Vuckovich by Young Marks the second Succes Sive season in which the club has won both Relief Pitcher Rollie fingers won both last the National leagues los Ange Les dodgers Are the Only other team to have won the dual awards in successive Younts contract expires after the 1983 he and Dalton declined to say How much of a raise he ought to Robin Yount

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