San Antonio Light Newspaper Archives Jul 8 1973, Page 69

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San Antonio Light (Newspaper) - July 8, 1973, San Antonio, Texas Classified wont 226-1331 the san Antonio Light Sundog july 1973 3-f Laffit pin Cav up hit the finish line first in the vanity Handicap at Hollywood Park. Second Moil was runner up. Beradino has fond baseball memories new York up John b e r a d i n o is walking Down the Street minding his own business the other Day when this Guy suddenly pops up from nowhere catches him from behind and never gives any hint what s on his mind a mugging or a meet ing. Hey 1 recogni7e the Guy says finally positioning himself in such fashion that Beradino has no of her course open but to listen. You Cost me five Bucks one Day. You let a Ball go Light through you in a game against the Beradino a Star now of Abc to s regular Day time network show general hos Hail heard this same sinery dozens of times before hut this time he reacted a bit differently. Pulled out five he hot dogged it a Little. He pulled a fiver out of his pocket and gave it to this Guy. Are you positive it was Beradino tested his Confron Ler making him work for his Money. No q u e s t i o the Guy said. You were playing Sec Ond base that Day for the St. Louis Beradino nodded. Do you watch Day time he asked. Yeah do you watch general once in a w h i 1 a and 1 know you play the do you like the Okay then would you mind writing a letter to the Academy of arts and sciences telling them we should be included in the emmy award Quick thinking the Guy did some Quick thinking. That la Cost you another he said. J John by radian s Noble Nea Volitan heritage surfaced in stantly. He uttered an italian word a Slang word recognized universally by italians and non italians alike. He said it softly not As in a morning Sunrise but suggestively As in a late afternoon departure and the Guy immediately took off. Now that s More like the Johnny Beradino i knew with the old Browns from 1039 through 1047. Only then he spelled his name Berardino throwing in the extra and he did t always speak so softly. The Cleveland indians bought Beradino for big Money then in 1948, and that was the year they won the Pennant and beat the bos ton braves in the world series. Insured face Bill Veeck was running the indians at the time. He was aware Beradino had attended the famed Pasadena play House and acted in our gang movies. He likewise was aware of Beradino s near classic features which might Only be described As part Barrymore and part Richard Conte. Never one to let such things go unnoticed Veeck insured Beradino s face for million. With the Browns not Loo Many Ever saw Beradino. He remembers one game where Only 348 showed up not counting the vendors. But millions already have seen Beradino on to in his 11 years at general his or. Steve Hardy is prov ing More durable than even or. Kildare. Women viewers Are so upset about the Waler Gale hearings pre Empting millionaire Johnny Bera Dino he spelled it Berardino when he played infield for the san Antonio missions in 1938 and later for the St. Louis Browns in the a m e r i c a n league is closing in on a re Cord for television durability As the Star of general hos Pital. Pictures show him then and the show lately they be called in 10 complain to the net work. John Beradino is doing Fine now making 10 times More than he Ever did in baseball hut that does i mean he Al ways has been in Clover since hanging up his suit with the Pittsburgh pirates in 1952. Pawned ring things got so bad for him two years after that he had to Pawn his Cleveland Indi ans world series ring. You sure you Wanna Hock the owner of the Pawn shop asked him. I m a f r a i d i have no Beradino said. "1 should give you Only id Bucks for it but i la make it 80 because i know you la be six months Laler he was. He wears the Sparkler proudly today. John Beradino is i and everybody should look so Good at 36. He has that same Square set to the shoulders the dark probing eyes still have the old laughter and the skin in variably Sun tanned stays remarkably free of wrinkles. Given his Choice Beradino probably would rather still be playing baseball. You can see that when he reminisces about his Days with the woebegone Browns. Lots of runs that s the closest i Ever came to he says. What 1 remember Best about being with the Browns is that we d make 10 runs and the yanks would make 15 we d make 12 runs and the red sox would come Back with 18. You never saw so Many baseballs flying around in your life. It got so bad that after every season i d have to go Back to the Beach in Santa Monica or Malibu lie there in the Sand and try to High Point of Beradino s total baseball experience though occurred Only a few years ago when the Yankees invited him to one of their old timers Day affairs. Being a .249 lifetime hitter he wondered How come he rated the invite. Maybe you Don l re Mem Mike Burke told him bin one year you hit a grand slam Home rim in he Kintli inning and that knocked the yanks out of a "1 Don t laughs John Beradino Mak ing a question out of it. Johnny Murphy curves me on a 3-and-2 pitch wham goodbye Best guess i Ever made in my mile Mark set Victoria . A Glenda Reiser of Ottawa set a world record in the women s mile saturday covering the distance in in a satellite meet of the Pacific con Ference games. She shattered the record of held by Ellen Widdell of West Germany. Bribe try continued from Page 1-f. The letter to r o z e 11 e re opened it. Stone a former fullback was a teammate of Sturm s on the Denver Broncos from 19fil-fi4. Stone who played at the University of Arkansas also played in the nil in with Buffalo and in 1966 Wilh Houston. Sturm who now lives in Denver ended his career last year with the Philadelphia eagles. He also played for the new Orleans saints. Wins Toros beat los Angeles dior big race at Chicago Chicago a Bemo owned by the Hickory tree stable of mrs. . Mills of Wilmington del., charged from behind to win the american Derby at Arlington Park saturday. Golden Don finished Sec Ond one length behind and a nose in front of Buffalo Lark. Royal glint was fourth in the Ivy Nile grass race for three year Olds Way in the grass race for three year Olds. A claim of foul against the Winner lodged by Louis spin Dler who Rode Royal glint was not allowed. Our native 5-2 favorite be fore the crowd of was outgunned As was the Well backed my Gallant. Both shared the top impost of 122 pounds. Bemo 117, Ridden by Wil Liam Passmore earned and was timed at 3-5 at 117 pounds. The Winner paid and Golden Don paid and Buffalo Lark paid other features Hollywood vol to Hond cd minstrel miss 114.60, s2.60i Sunn s girl s2.20i. 4-5 mate for Miles. Rockingham miss fooled Princess Cornish Princess for six furlongs. Harrang Ansett Fedorc Ataylor Tino in , Kuna Harvest 12.201 Duke of Winloc time for six furlongs. Aqueduct Tusai Aing

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