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    Code:
    California Winter League
    
    California Polar Bears at Cleveland Coconuts
    December 2, 1974
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
       Polar Bears (CPB) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    0  5  1
          Coconuts (CLE) 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 2 x    7 11  0
    
    CALIFORNIA                   ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Joe Broad (2B)                3  2  1  0  0  0  0  0    .208
    Jesus Alou (RF)               4  0  0  0  0  0  4  0    .251
    Willie Crawford (LF)          4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .343
    Donny Twinn (1B)              4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .377
    Mark Vest (3B)                3  1  1  0  0  0  0  0    .241
    Rick Whiteaker (SS)           3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .288
    Patrick Lindholm (DH)         4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .311
    Ken Henderson (CF)            3  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .238
    Ernie Patmore (C)             3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .260
    TOTALS                       31  5  3  0  0  0  6  0
    
       CS:  Joe Broad
    
       DP:  Mark Vest 3, Joe Broad 3, Donny Twinn 3
       E:  Ernie Patmore
    
                  CALIFORNIA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                  Tod Totton  3.1  8  1  0  4  4  2  67   3.74
              Jason Kerslake  3.2  2  3  2  3  3  2  49   8.04
              Fumihiko Kawai  1.0  1  1  0  0  0  1  21  10.13
                      TOTALS  8.0 11  5  2  7  7  5 137
    
    CLEVELAND                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Charlie Hadingham (2B)        5  2  0  0  0  0  1  0    .324
    Steve Lapoint (DH)            5  1  0  0  0  0  2  0    .289
    Travis Warrington (RF)        4  1  0  1  1  1  0  0    .389
    Travis Foster (1B)            1  0  3  1  0  0  0  0    .265
    Travis Shaner (CF)            4  2  0  3  1  2  0  1    .269
    Steve Balman (LF)             3  1  1  1  0  0  1  0    .236
    Vincent Berry (3B)            4  1  0  1  0  1  1  0    .178
    Jeff Darragh (C)              3  2  1  0  0  2  0  0    .258
    Kyle Kretschmar (SS)          4  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .161
    TOTALS                       33 11  5  7  2  7  5  1
    
       HR:  Travis Shaner (7), Travis Warrington (4)
       GDP:  Kyle Kretschmar, Steve Balman, Travis Warrington
    
       DP:  Jeff Darragh
    
                   CLEVELAND   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Dan Williams  9.0  5  3  0  0  0  6 132   3.57
                      TOTALS  9.0  5  3  0  0  0  6 132
    
         WP: Dan Williams (1-1)
         LP: Tod Totton (2-6)
    
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    The London "Daily Mirror"

    January 31st 1975

    Milestones of the month

    by Chatty Cathy

    Nineteen Seventy-five has been designated as International Women's Year, and it got off to a great start this month after it was launched in Mexico with help by two prominent British women, Princess Alexandra, and Barbara Castle.

    Namely:

    1) Stevie Nicks (Together with boy-friend Lindsey Buckingham), the great girl singer, this month, joined the greatest group since the Beatles, Fleetwood Mac.

    2) Ella Grasso becomes Governor of Connecticut, the first female United States governor to be actually elected to the Gubernatorial office (other American women have succeeded their husbands, but were not voted in.)

    3) The first nationally televised women's basketball game in the United States resulted in Immaculata University defeating the Maryland Terrapins women's basketball team| 80-48.

    Not so great for women, was the kidnapping of young (17) Coach Line heiress Lesley Whittle, and a demand for ransom from her home in Shropshire

    And not so great for British prestige was the cessation of work on our end of the Channel tunnel

    To pile it on, no good for anybody - except for a few, Caliphs, Sheiks, Sultans, and other Arab fat cats - was the imposition of a 10% rise on the price of oil.

    The dreary Watergate saga drags on, as John N. Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are found guilty of the Watergate cover-up. Meanwhile, Richard M Nixon, for whom they all committed their crimes, goes Scot-free, pardoned by the bloke, Gerald Ford, who tricky Dick, personally. arranged to fill his disgraced Presidency, thus enabling his own pardon. Nice work if you can get it.

    Lets start this New year with some more positive news

    Portugal follows the 20th-Century fashion of Empire erosion by announcing that it will grant independence to Angola.

    Eat your heart out, Battersea Park. The steel roller coaster in Space Mountain within the 'Magic Kingdom" opens at Walt Disney World in Florida, becoming one of the venue's most popular attractions.

    Computers will soon be reduced from room-size to table-top models, available to everybody, with the introduction of the Altair 8800 in January.The microcomputer revolution is at hand, People.
    https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?...&hsimp=yhs-001

    Lastly, the young American Jazz pianist Keith Jarrett, played the solo improvisation on the the Köln Concert' this month at the Cologne Opera, which, recorded live, is reportedly selling like hot cakes, breaking all sorts of records.
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    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

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    The "San Diego Clarion"

    January 2nd 1975

    Baseball gossip

    by Al Tarego

    Once again a magnificent season culminated in a fifth consecutive World Series win for the mighty New York Mets, who are now hard on the heels of the legendary Philadelphia Phils of 1946 -68

    It was mainly the Mets' team pitching of an ERA 3.09 (matched only by the surprising comparative newcomers to the MLB, the Montreal Expos in the entire League) that saw them through to the playoffs with 110 wins, where they tussled with another excellent team, the Los Angeles Dodgers(105 seasonal wins), before edging them 4-3 to go drub the Baltimore Orioles 4-1 in the annual Classic.

    The Mets had the distinction of featuring four pitchers with 20 or more wins to their credit during the season, Nolan Ryan (26), Pat Dobson(21), Tom Seaver and Jerry Koosman with 20 each. Ryan also had the most strikeouts of all pitchers during the season, with an astounding 360 whiffs, while Seaver had to be content with a mere 291.

    Ken Singleton led a stellar Mets line-up with an OPS of 842, whilst Johnny Briggs (24),Ken McMullen (23), and Amos Otis (20) hit the homers.

    In the Series, itself, Koosman took the pitching honours with two of the four New York wins, whilst Nolan and Seaver contributed one each

    Singleton was again the prominent batter in the Series with a .460 OBA plus a couple of homers, whilst another Ken, Boswell and Amos Otis backed him up, consistently with BA's well over the .300 mark.

    This team looks set to dominate for a long time yet, the only threat on the horizon being those same Dodgers. It is a pity that these two great teams cannot meet in the one for all the marbles, but, who knows? Next season, a mighty contender might yet come out of the American League to challenge these perennial champions - that's the beauty of baseball, Folks...the possibilities.
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    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

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    Chicago Counts at California Polar Bears
    January 8, 1975

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    José Umagas takes the mound for the Polar Bears.
    Dana Inman struck out. <--->
    Rob Verret flied out to left. <--->
    Steve Rosebotham singled down the left field line. <--1>
    Nat Mickelson struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Chris Harrison takes the mound for the Counts.
    Joe Broad walked. <--1>
    The Polar Bears put on the hit and run.
    Patrick Lindholm homered down the right-field line for two RBIs. <--->
    Jesus Alou popped up to second. <--->
    Willie Crawford lined out to center. <--->
    Rick Whiteaker homered down the left-field line. <--->
    Roy Smalley singled to left. <--1>
    Bradley Edison struck out. <--1>
    3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, California leads 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Simon Case popped up behind home plate. <--->
    Craig Collick grounded to short. <--->
    Taylor MacRurie singled to center. <--1>
    Scott Williams grounded back to the pitcher. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, Chicago trails 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Ken Henderson struck out. <--->
    Ernie Patmore struck out. <--->
    Joe Broad walked. <--1>
    Patrick Lindholm grounded to third. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, California leads 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Nick Dowling flied out to right. <--->
    Dana Inman walked. <--1>
    The Counts put on the hit and run.
    Rob Verret popped up to third. <--1>
    Steve Rosebotham struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Chicago trails 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Jesus Alou grounded to short. <--->
    Willie Crawford singled to center. <--1>
    Rick Whiteaker grounded to the pitcher, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Roy Smalley flied out to right. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the third, California leads 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Nat Mickelson struck out. <--->
    Simon Case singled to center. <--1>
    Simon Case went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Craig Collick grounded to short. <-2->
    Taylor MacRurie struck out. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Chicago trails 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Bradley Edison singled back through the middle. <--1>
    Ken Henderson walked. <-21>
    Ernie Patmore doubled to right-center, scoring a run. <32->
    Roger Lawing now pitching for the Counts. <32->
    Roger Lawing threw a wild pitch - a run scored. <3-->
    Joe Broad walked. <3-1>
    Patrick Lindholm homered over the left field fence for three RBIs. <--->
    Jesus Alou singled down the left field line. <--1>
    Willie Crawford walked. <-21>
    Rick Whiteaker walked. <321>
    Dirk Thomas now pitching for the Counts. <321>
    Roy Smalley lined out to right. <321>
    Jesus Alou tagged up and scored. <-21>
    Bradley Edison flied out to left field. <-21>
    Ken Henderson singled through the left side. <321>
    Ernie Patmore grounded to second. <321>
    6 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, California leads 9 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Scott Williams grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Nick Dowling flied out to right. <--->
    Dana Inman flied out to right. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Chicago trails 9 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Joe Broad singled to right field. <--1>
    Patrick Lindholm grounded to the pitcher, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Jesus Alou grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, California leads 9 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Rob Verret grounded to second. <--->
    Steve Rosebotham struck out. <--->
    Nat Mickelson grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Chicago trails 9 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Willie Crawford walked. <--1>
    Rick Whiteaker walked. <-21>
    Roy Smalley grounded to second for a double play (4-6-1). <3-->
    Bradley Edison grounded to the second baseman. <3-->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, California leads 9 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Simon Case struck out. <--->
    Craig Collick flied out to center. <--->
    Taylor MacRurie flied out to center. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Chicago trails 9 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Ken Henderson doubled in the left field gap. <-2->
    Ernie Patmore popped up foul down the first base line. <-2->
    Joe Broad hit an infield single to second. <3-1>
    Patrick Lindholm grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <3-->
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, California leads 9 to 0.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Scott Williams reached first on a fielding error by the second baseman. <--1>
    Nick Dowling flied out to center. <--1>
    Dana Inman singled to right. <-21>
    Rob Verret grounded to first for a double play (3-6-1). <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Chicago trails 9 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Jesus Alou grounded to second. <--->
    Willie Crawford singled to center. <--1>
    Rick Whiteaker walked. <-21>
    Roy Smalley singled to left. <321>
    Bradley Edison was hit by a pitch, scoring a run. <321>
    Adam Suggett now pitching for the Counts. <321>
    Ken Henderson singled to right, scoring a run. <321>
    Ernie Patmore singled to right field for two RBIs. <3-1>
    Joe Broad flied out to center. <3-1>
    Ken Henderson tagged up and scored. <--1>
    Patrick Lindholm struck out. <--1>
    5 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, California leads 14 to 0.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Steve Rosebotham homered into the left field bleachers. <--->
    Nat Mickelson grounded to second. <--->
    Simon Case grounded to second. <--->
    Craig Collick flied out to left. <--->

    POLAR BEARS WIN: 14-1
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

    "Spikes" The cleats on baseball boots
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    Code:
    California Winter League
    
    Chicago Counts at California Polar Bears
    January 8th, 1975
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
            Counts (CHC) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1    1  5  0
       Polar Bears (CPB) 3 0 0 6 0 0 0 5 x   14 16  1
    
    CHICAGO                      ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Dana Inman (CF)               3  1  1  0  0  0  1  0    .281
    Rob Verret (2B)               4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .265
    Steve Rosebotham (LF)         4  2  0  1  1  1  2  0    .264
    Nat Mickelson (1B)            4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .275
    Simon Case (3B)               4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .289
    Craig Collick (RF)            4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .338
    Taylor MacRurie (DH)          3  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .261
    Scott Williams (SS)           3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .260
    Nick Dowling (C)              3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .234
    TOTALS                       32  5  1  1  1  1  7  0
    
       2B:  Simon Case (13)
       HR:  Steve Rosebotham (5)
       GDP:  Rob Verret
    
       DP:  Nat Mickelson 2, Scott Williams 3, Rob Verret 3
    
                     CHICAGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
              Chris Harrison  3.0  6  3  2  6  6  3  68   5.14
                Roger Lawing  0.0  2  3  1  3  3  0  25   7.62
                 Dirk Thomas  4.1  6  3  0  4  4  0  81   8.31
                Adam Suggett  0.2  2  0  0  1  1  1  11   4.55
                      TOTALS  8.0 16  9  3 14 14  4 185
    
    CALIFORNIA                   ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Joe Broad (3B)                2  2  3  2  0  1  0  0    .238
    Patrick Lindholm (1B)         6  2  0  2  2  5  1  0    .302
    Jesus Alou (RF)               5  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .249
    Willie Crawford (LF)          3  2  2  1  0  0  0  0    .344
    Rick Whiteaker (2B)           2  1  3  2  1  1  0  0    .276
    Roy Smalley (SS)              4  2  0  1  0  1  0  0    .285
    Bradley Edison (DH)           4  1  0  2  0  1  1  0    .286
    Ken Henderson (CF)            4  3  1  2  0  1  1  0    .258
    Ernie Patmore (C)             5  2  0  1  0  3  1  0    .259
    TOTALS                       35 16  9 14  3 13  4  0
    
       2B:  Ernie Patmore (5), Ken Henderson (4)
       HR:  Patrick Lindholm 2 (7), Rick Whiteaker (7)
       HBP:  Bradley Edison
       GDP:  Patrick Lindholm, Jesus Alou, Roy Smalley
    
       DP:  Patrick Lindholm, Roy Smalley
       E:  Rick Whiteaker
    
                  CALIFORNIA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                 José Umagas  9.0  5  1  1  1  1  7 113   2.92
                      TOTALS  9.0  5  1  1  1  1  7 113
    
         WP: José Umagas (17-3)
         LP: Chris Harrison (5-5)
    
         Temperature: 94F
         Wind: 5 MPH (in from right)
         Attendance: 6,336
         Time: 3:18
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

    "Spikes" The cleats on baseball boots
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    The "San Diego Clarion"

    January 30th 1975

    Baseball gossip

    by Al Terego

    It seems as if Dan Conway's experiment with some of his minor leaguers has paid off in spades; he sent the entire Portland Beaver infield, plus veteran outfielder Jose Alou, and English rookie Donnie Twinn, to play with the California Polar Bears, a semi-pro Winter League team.

    Not only did all the Padre boys do well, but they were instrumental in causing the Polar Bears, normally, a middle-of-the-table team, to win everything in sight, the League championships, all the playoff series including the Winter League version of the World Series.

    Besides all that, they returned with two super players, to add to the Padres franchise's rosters, the rookie, Twinn who knocked out 19 home runs in a 96 game season, but also an amazing starting pitcher, an undrafted Dominican fireballer, Jose' Umagas, who actually won 20 of the 25 games in which he played, in the short Winter season. boasting an ERA of 2.95 over 129 innings - at the age of 30, yet.

    Dan has signed the young man to a minor league contract with the franchise's Triple-A team, the Beavers, to see if, in time, and at his age, he can bolster the Padres' rotation.

    Certainly Donny Twinn has made it to the bigs, already, he'll be on the bench, initially, but after all, that's where he started with the Polar Bears, working himself out of riding the pine, to become the Bears' most valuable player with his nineteen dingers and OPS of 980.

    But both of these players - and, indeed, those who accompanied them to Southern California for the off-season - might not be so fresh after a hectic mini-season in which they played 96 regular and playoff games, in less than three months! Lots of double headers ensuing.

    Also in the off-season, Dan Conway, finally traded the under-achieving Ken Harrelson, Dan plucked him from the Mets in the Expansion Draft, impressed by his numbers, then, which Ken hasn't been able to reproduce, since. The General Manager has long been at odds with a succession of Padres' coaches, including the current John McNamara, Conway wanting to trade the player, the coaches to retain him in the hopes of future prodigal hitting from Ken, all three and Dan waiting for the outfielder to groove. They must have waited too long to trade him for only Minnesota was interested, offering the Padres a 24-year -old first baseman, Tom Kelly, who cannot hope to supplant veteran Larry Bittner, nor promising rookie, Tom Chisum, anytime soon.

    The G.M. also signed to long-term contracts, proven centre -fielder Ken Henderson,and hot prospect Don DeBarr, a reliever, in a busy and rewarding off-season.
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    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

    "Spikes" The cleats on baseball boots
    "Spikes" On which newspaper editors impale copy for future reference, or ultimate destruction.

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    Hand-made destiny

    Two of the gifts that Augie Conway and his wife, Lee, handed to their children during the 1974 Christmas were to have a far-reaching effect on both parents and twins, Winston and Winifred.

    Whatever differences Augie and Lee were encountering between themselves, these days, their dedication to their children remained intact. They each had a strong compulsion to gift those children where possible, straight from the heart; and another trait that man and wife shared, was that anything was possible.

    Augie, for example, although he had never touched a hammer in his life, determined much earlier in the year, to fashion for his son, a stage for a puppet-show, Winston having demonstrated much pleasure in mimicking sounds from adult voices to zoo noises, and taking a keen interest in vocal dramatics, spending hours listening to plays on the radio, and listening to either parent reading stories, then the precocious showman would subsequently regail his twin sister, Winifred, she, providing a ready audience, to his further stories about Goldilocks and the Three Bears (In Winston's far more benevolent sequels, the four characters actually bond together as a human -ursine family, perhaps an unconscious wish-fulfillment of the little boy's own, that his parents would better get along together)

    Lee Conway, herself, a skilled former professional dressmaker before her marriage, had already independently planned to produce a baby bear, derived from those same stories, for her little daughter to cuddle from Christmas onward, and Lee, already had access to wool, knitting needles, and especially, a sewing machine that could do anything but crank out coffee at break-time. so she set to work, alongside her husband as he toiled at his carpentry after the children were safely in their beds. away from the clandestine labour of love by their parents.

    They both finished their projects, long before the snow flew in Ladner, where they lived, and Lee, observing her husband's handiwork, and finding it good, resolved to enhance the splendidly designed, and beautifully structured theatre by fashioning four glove -puppets in the likeness of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

    When Dan Conway, visiting at Christmas, observed these handsome beautifully crafted gifts, and the joys derived from them, by the little girl clutching her "Teddy" watching, in turn, the four puppets operated by proud father, and his quick study of a son, was mightily impressed by the commercial possibilities.

    Before he returned to San Diego in the New Year, he had conferred with Lee and Augie about the possibility of producing more of these bears and hand puppets, so obviously a hit with their own children. Dan had no doubt that there was a market for them; before he left his hosts, he had arranged to supply Lee with everything she needed, first, to perfect the fashioning of bear and puppets, then she, training others to help her produce them in marketable quantities. It would fall to Augie, now an entrepreneur, himself, to oversee such mass-production of the toys.

    Meanwhile, the boy, Winston, was entertaining his sister with the exploits of Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Plus, in time, other characters that his mother would fashion for him, by her own magic, and that of knitting and sewing machines provided by the vast resources of Conway Corporation).

    Winston would bring them all to entertaining life, by deft handling and remarkable vocalizing. He would, as time went by, evolving from a child prodigy, graduate from entertaining his immediate family, and the Ladner locals, to later tours of the various Conway charities under his father's stewardship, sharpening his act, until, with manhood, he would be ready to go forth upon a career on the televison channel of his patron, Dan Conway with his own "Three Bears and Goldilocks" puppet show, while his mother grew independently rich, and his already wealthy father gained much reflected glory.

    All this would be in the distant future; but the seeds were sown during the Christmas of 1974.
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

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    San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres
    February 2o, 1975

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Jim McAndrew takes the mound for the Padres.
    Ron Hunt flied out to left field. <--->
    Vic Davalillo flied out to center. <--->
    George Foster grounded to first. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Phil Niekro takes the mound for the Giants.
    Larry Bowa grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Billy Grabarkewitz grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Larry Biittner grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Dave Kingman grounded to second. <--->
    Willie McCovey tripled to right. <3-->
    The Padres brought the infield in.
    Tony Perez singled to center, scoring a run. <--1>
    Dick Dietz walked. <-21>
    Mike Phillips reached second on a throwing error by the pitcher - a run scored. <32->
    The Padres brought the infield in.
    Phil Niekro walked. <321>
    Ron Hunt grounded to the pitcher, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Vic Davalillo singled to right-center, scoring a run. <3-1>
    George Foster reached second on a throwing error by the second baseman - a run scored. <32->
    Dave Kingman walked. <321>
    Willie McCovey reached second on a throwing error by the first baseman - two runs scored. <32->
    Tony Perez doubled in the left field gap for two RBIs. <-2->
    Dick Dietz singled to left. <3-1>
    Mike Phillips grounded to the second baseman. <3-1>
    9 runs, 5 hits, 3 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, San Francisco leads 9 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Mike Lum singled up the middle. <--1>
    Willie Crawford singled to left. <-21>
    Jerry Morales grounded back to the pitcher for a double play (1-4-3). <3-->
    Phil Roof struck out. <3-->
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, San Diego trails 9 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Phil Niekro struck out. <--->
    Ron Hunt grounded to first base. <--->
    Vic Davalillo grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, San Francisco leads 9 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Dai Boyd grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Jim McAndrew grounded to second. <--->
    Larry Bowa grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, San Diego trails 9 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    George Foster struck out. <--->
    Dave Kingman walked. <--1>
    Willie McCovey grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, San Francisco leads 9 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Billy Grabarkewitz walked. <--1>
    Larry Biittner hit an infield single to the pitcher. <-21>
    Mike Lum reached first on a throwing error by the shortstop. <321>
    Willie Crawford struck out. <321>
    Jerry Morales grounded to first for a double play (3-6-1). <32->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, San Diego trails 9 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Tony Perez struck out. <--->
    Dick Dietz grounded to short. <--->
    Mike Phillips grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, San Francisco leads 9 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Phil Roof grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Dai Boyd grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Bob Christian pinch hit for Jim McAndrew. <--->
    Bob Christian singled through the left side. <--1>
    Larry Bowa reached first on a fielding error by the third baseman. <-21>
    Billy Grabarkewitz popped up behind home plate. <-21>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, San Diego trails 9 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Ralph Garcia now pitching for the Padres. <--->
    Phil Niekro reached first on a fielding error by the third baseman. <--1>
    Ron Hunt lined out to right. <--1>
    Vic Davalillo grounded to the second baseman, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    George Foster singled through the right side, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Dave Kingman flied out to right. <3-1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, San Francisco leads 9 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Larry Biittner grounded to short. <--->
    Mike Lum struck out. <--->
    Willie Crawford grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, San Diego trails 9 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Willie McCovey flied out to right. <--->
    Tony Perez walked. <--1>
    Dick Dietz walked. <-21>
    Mike Phillips flied out to center. <-21>
    Tony Perez tagged up and reached third. <3-1>
    Phil Niekro struck out. <3-1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, San Francisco leads 9 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Jerry Morales singled up the middle. <--1>
    Dick Dietz allowed a passed ball. <-2->
    Phil Roof struck out. <-2->
    Dai Boyd grounded to second. <3-->
    Enzo Hernandez pinch hit for Ralph Garcia. <3-->
    Enzo Hernandez grounded to short. <3-->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, San Diego trails 9 to 0.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Joe Kerrigan now pitching for the Padres. <--->
    Ron Hunt flied out to right. <--->
    Vic Davalillo singled to left field. <--1>
    George Foster grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, San Francisco leads 9 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Larry Bowa singled to left. <--1>
    Billy Grabarkewitz homered down the right-field line for two RBIs. <--->
    Larry Biittner grounded to third. <--->
    Mike Lum grounded to second. <--->
    Willie Crawford struck out. <--->
    2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, San Diego trails 9 to 2.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Dave Kingman struck out. <--->
    Willie McCovey lined out to left. <--->
    Tony Perez lined out to center. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, San Francisco leads 9 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Jerry Morales grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Phil Roof lined out to left field. <--->
    Dai Boyd grounded to third. <--->

    GIANTS WIN: 9-2
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

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    Code:
    Spring training game
    
    San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres
    February 20, 1975
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
            Giants (SFG) 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    9  7  2
            Padres (SDP) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0    2  7  4
    
    SAN FRANCISCO                ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Ron Hunt (2B)                 5  0  0  1  0  1  0  0    .000
    Vic Davalillo (CF)            5  2  0  1  0  1  0  0    .400
    George Foster (LF)            5  1  0  1  0  0  1  0    .200
    Dave Kingman (1B)             3  0  2  1  0  0  1  0    .000
    Willie McCovey (RF)           5  1  0  2  0  0  0  0    .200
    Tony Perez (3B)               4  2  1  1  0  3  1  0    .500
    Dick Dietz (C)                2  1  2  1  0  0  0  0    .500
    Mike Phillips (SS)            4  0  0  1  0  0  0  0    .000
    Phil Niekro (P)               3  0  1  0  0  0  2  0    .000
    TOTALS                       36  7  6  9  0  5  5  0
    
       2B:  Tony Perez (1)
       3B:  Willie McCovey (1)
       GDP:  George Foster, Willie McCovey
    
       DP:  Dave Kingman 2, Ron Hunt, Mike Phillips
       E:  Tony Perez, Mike Phillips
    
               SAN FRANCISCO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                 Phil Niekro  9.0  7  1  1  2  2  5 131   2.00
                      TOTALS  9.0  7  1  1  2  2  5 131
    
    SAN DIEGO                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Larry Bowa (SS)               4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .250
    Billy Grabarkewitz (3B)       3  1  1  1  1  2  0  0    .333
    Larry Biittner (1B)           4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .250
    Mike Lum (LF)                 4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .250
    Willie Crawford (RF)          4  1  0  0  0  0  2  0    .250
    Jerry Morales (CF)            4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .250
    Phil Roof (C)                 4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .000
    Dai Boyd (2B)                 4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    Jim McAndrew (P)              1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Bob Christian (P)            1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0   1.000
     Ralph Garcia (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Enzo Hernandez (P)           1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Joe Kerrigan (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       34  7  1  2  1  2  5  0
    
       HR:  Billy Grabarkewitz (1)
       GDP:  Jerry Morales 2
    
       DP:  Larry Biittner 2, Dai Boyd 2, Billy Grabarkewitz, Larry Bowa
       E:  Larry Biittner, Dai Boyd, Billy Grabarkewitz
    
                   SAN DIEGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Jim McAndrew  5.0  5  4  0  9  2  3  93   3.60
                Ralph Garcia  2.0  1  2  0  0  0  1  39   0.00
                Joe Kerrigan  2.0  1  0  0  0  0  1  21   0.00
                      TOTALS  9.0  7  6  0  9  2  5 153
    
         WP: Phil Niekro (1-0)
         LP: Jim McAndrew (0-1)
    
         Temperature: 77F
         Wind: 4 MPH (in from center)
         Attendance: 11,058
         Time: 3:13
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

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    The London "Daily Mirror"

    February 28 1975

    Milestones of the month

    by Chatty Cathy

    As has become my custom let's get the bad news of the month off, first...and there's plenty of it, I'm afraid

    A massive earthquake in Haicheng, Liaoning, China, killed 2,041 poor souls, and injured 27,538 others...how could a Heaven let this happen?

    Another huge and bizarre tragedy on the home front is when an underground London tube train crashed at Moorgate station, London 43 people perishing in the wreckage. Investigation continues, but driver error is suspected.

    We also lost a brave copper when an off-duty London police officer Stephen Tibble chased a Provisional Irish Republican Army member who shot and killed his pursuer.

    Another sudden death was that of Colonel Richard Ratsimandrava, President of Madagascar, who was assassinated this month.

    A fire also broke out in the New York World Trade Center,in February, but no casualties have been reported, so far

    And another kidnapping, when West German politician Peter Lorenz was abducted by members of "The Second of June Movement". Good news for Loenz, but a bad precedent to set, was that his release has been arranged, the government agreeing to most of the kidnappers' demands. We should never give in to blackmail of this sort, it only encourages other bad blokes to do the same

    The Argentine acting president, Isabel Perón, decreed "Operativo Independencia', craftily aiming to become the permanent President by ridding herself of the "subversive elements" in the province of Tucuman, she taking advantage to stage a coup and assume extraordinary powers.

    Former U.S.A. Attorney General John N. Mitchell, was sentenced to 8 years in prison, plus former White House aides H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, were sentenced to 30 months gaol-time...well, it was certainly bad news for those three.

    Now for the scanty good stuff.

    Margaret Thatcher defeated Edward Heath for the leadership of the opposition Conservative Party in Parliament. Thatcher, 49, a grocer's daughter, and former education minister, is Britain's first female leader of any political party. Maggie is a tough no-nonsense woman, and should she ever become Prime Minister, will surely set this country to rights.
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=Marga...NM3e8AeTopT4AQ
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=Edwar...NM3e8AeTopT4AQ

    That's about all the good news that there is, this month, People - sometimes it doesn't pay to get up in the mornings, does it?.
    -30-
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

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    The Howards part.

    Not for the first time in her career, and varied domestic situations, Lynn Howard, who was, at heart, a home body who was happiest set in a big house, surrounded by a large family, but Fate had decreed that much of the time, she spent alone in a hotel room, which she hated.

    That was her situation now, in early February of 1975. As arranged with her boss at the "Canadian Chronicle", she moved to Ottawa to get more on top of the political situation there, and introducing more Canadian legislative content, into her daily newspaper columns, one or two of which find their way into this forum (wink).

    She also continued to produce her long-running "Woman's Hour" programme there, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, of course, having studios in that Eastern township. The various unions that looked out for the interests of the performers and crews who helped put the show together, protested that Lynn's abandonment of Winnipeg, meant that the local artists and artisans would be out of work, unless, Lynn, herself, undertook to fly back and forth between the Nation's capital, and the Prairie city to fulfill both her broadcasting and journalistic obligations in either metropolis.

    This, she absolutely refused to do; the two jobs were challenge enough, for a woman no longer young. Two of three weekly flights between the two towns for months on end, would surely bring on a breakdown in health, to say nothing of personal happiness, following a round of work, flight, bed.

    Her husband, Tom, came to the rescue. allaying the concern of the artisan's unions, those who represented the cameramen, carpenters, caterers, etcetera, by suggesting a show to fill the hour's gap that Lynn's taking the production of "Woman's Hour" away, would create in the CBC's Winnipeg schedule, but the creative types, directors, performers, writers, would have to find work where they could , a situation that was always thus for the creative people in show business.

    The show that Tom Howard proposed to the CBC was an hour long "Battle of the Bands" , where various groups of musicians were invited to come play each week, to compare performances with other visiting groups. There would be a resident band to open and close the show, but, would not take part in the weekly competition.

    That band, Tom Howard proposed niftily enough, would be the local "Red River Rockers", the group led by his own stepson, Valentine Mercier, and now managed by Howard, himself. Due to Lynn's prestige and financial resources, she was able to finance the group for three years, after which, they would make it on their own, or disband, and she was able to arrange their first professional gig with the CBC, out of the regard that that organization had for her, a respect garnered by her many years of working for it, as one of their major broadcasting stars.

    By arrangement with Dan Conway, "Bandstand", as the new Winnipeg show was called, would also be shown on his American Conway Television Network, as it was now designated, thus exposing the "Red River Rockers"' talents to a vast American audience. Incidentally, Lynn, reluctantly took Dan's advice, to get someone else to host "Women's Hour", her producing, journalisitic and other business interests, were taking up all her time and energy, these days, she found.

    Her replacement, whom she herself recruited, was a young writer for her show, Micheala Wirral, who wasn't at all pretty, with her red hair and hooked nose, but certainly perky, and containing that invisible aura of warmth and likeability so essential to television and film performers.

    She, being single at 25, and a bit of a gypsy, was the only Winnipegger, willing to travel East to stay with the show, and as she very much resembled Lynn's own estranged daughter, Gussie, that further endeared her to the older woman.

    As for Lynn's hubby, Tom Howard, and son, Val, they stayed in the family home back in Winnipeg, from which the "Red River Rockers" would sally forth from their base to "Bandstand" and other gigs which Tom, as manager, was able to procure for them, all while poor Lynn pined in an Ottawa hotel penthouse, when she wasn't at work 12 hours or more, daily.
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

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    San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres

    February 27, 1975

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Jose' Umagas takes the mound for the Padres.
    Ron Hunt singled to left field. <--1>
    Ron Hunt went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Vic Davalillo grounded to the shortstop. <-2->
    George Foster singled to center, scoring a run. <--1>
    Dave Kingman grounded to second for a double play (4-6-1). <--->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, San Francisco leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Jim Barr takes the mound for the Giants.
    Larry Bowa grounded to second. <--->
    Jerry Remy singled to right. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Larry Biittner grounded to short. <-2->
    Mike Lum popped up foul down the third base line. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, San Diego trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Willie McCovey grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Tony Perez singled up the middle. <--1>
    Dick Dietz singled to center field. <-21>
    Mike Phillips grounded to third, forcing the runner at second. <3-1>
    Jim Barr singled to center, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Ron Hunt walked. <321>
    Vic Davalillo grounded to second. <321>
    1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, San Francisco leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Willie Crawford reached first on a fielding error by the second baseman. <--1>
    Billy Grabarkewitz singled up the middle. <-21>
    Jerry Morales grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <3-->
    Phil Roof singled to left field, scoring a run. <--1>
    Jose' Umagas singled up the middle. <-21>
    Larry Bowa grounded to third. <-2->
    1 run, 3 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, San Diego trails 2 to 1.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    George Foster grounded to short. <--->
    Dave Kingman grounded to short. <--->
    Willie McCovey doubled in the left field gap. <-2->
    Willie McCovey went for an extra base and reached third. <3-->
    Tony Perez was intentionally walked. <3-1>
    Dick Dietz grounded to second. <3-1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, San Francisco leads 2 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Jerry Remy grounded to second. <--->
    Larry Biittner grounded to short. <--->
    Mike Lum grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, San Diego trails 2 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Mike Phillips singled to center field. <--1>
    Jim Barr laid down a sacrifice bunt to third. <-2->
    Ron Hunt was hit by a pitch. <-21>
    Vic Davalillo grounded to short, forcing the runner at second. <3-1>
    George Foster grounded to short. <3-1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, San Francisco leads 2 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Willie Crawford grounded to short. <--->
    Billy Grabarkewitz singled to right. <--1>
    Billy Grabarkewitz went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Jerry Morales grounded to the second baseman. <3-->
    Phil Roof grounded to short. <3-->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, San Diego trails 2 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Dave Kingman lined out to short. <--->
    Willie McCovey struck out. <--->
    Tony Perez was hit by a pitch. <--1>
    Dick Dietz singled to right field, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Jose' Umagas threw a wild pitch - a run scored. <-2->
    Mike Phillips was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Jim Barr grounded to second. <-21>
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, San Francisco leads 3 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Jose' Umagas struck out. <--->
    Larry Bowa grounded to third. <--->
    Jerry Remy walked. <--1>
    Larry Biittner singled to center, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Mike Lum singled through the left side, scoring a run. <-21>
    Willie Crawford grounded to second. <-21>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, San Diego trails 3 to 2.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Ron Hunt grounded to short. <--->
    Vic Davalillo grounded to short. <--->
    George Foster singled to center. <--1>
    Dave Kingman grounded to first. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, San Francisco leads 3 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Billy Grabarkewitz struck out. <--->
    Jerry Morales grounded to first. <--->
    Phil Roof grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, San Diego trails 3 to 2.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Rusty Gerhardt now pitching for the Padres. <--->
    Willie McCovey flied out to center. <--->
    Tony Perez grounded to third. <--->
    Dick Dietz grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, San Francisco leads 3 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    The Giants guarded the lines.
    Rusty Gerhardt grounded to first base. <--->
    Larry Bowa grounded to second. <--->
    Jerry Remy grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, San Diego trails 3 to 2.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Mike Phillips walked. <--1>
    Jim Barr laid down a sacrifice bunt to first. <-2->
    Ron Hunt was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Vic Davalillo walked. <321>
    Jesus Hernaiz now pitching for the Padres. <321>
    George Foster singled to short left-center for two RBIs. <3-1>
    Dave Kingman struck out. <3-1>
    Willie McCovey popped up to short. <3-1>
    2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, San Francisco leads 5 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Larry Biittner grounded to short. <--->
    Mike Lum grounded to short. <--->
    Willie Crawford singled to left. <--1>
    Billy Grabarkewitz struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, San Diego trails 5 to 2.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Tony Perez grounded to short. <--->
    Dick Dietz struck out. <--->
    Mike Phillips walked. <--1>
    Jim Barr struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, San Francisco leads 5 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Jerry Morales singled into the left field corner. <--1>
    Jerry Morales took second on defensive indifference. <-2->
    Phil Roof popped up to the second baseman. <-2->
    Bob Christian pinch hit for Jesus Hernaiz. <-2->
    Bob Christian singled to right, scoring a run. <--1>
    Larry Bowa bunts for a base hit in front of first. <-21>
    Jerry Remy singled to left, scoring a run. <-21>
    Gary Lavelle now pitching for the Giants. <-21>
    Larry Biittner struck out. <-21>
    Mike Lum flied out to center. <-21>

    GIANTS WIN: 5-4
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

    "Spikes" The cleats on baseball boots
    "Spikes" On which newspaper editors impale copy for future reference, or ultimate destruction.

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    Re: "SPIKES" ...on their combat boots...

    Code:
    Spring training game
    
    San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres
    February 27, 1975
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
            Giants (SFG) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0    5 10  1
            Padres (SDP) 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2    4 12  0
    
    SAN FRANCISCO                ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Ron Hunt (2B)                 2  1  2  2  0  0  0  0    .143
    Vic Davalillo (CF)            4  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .222
    George Foster (LF)            5  3  0  0  0  3  0  0    .400
    Dave Kingman (1B)             5  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
    Willie McCovey (RF)           5  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .200
    Tony Perez (3B)               3  1  1  2  0  0  0  0    .429
    Dick Dietz (C)                5  2  0  0  0  0  1  0    .429
    Mike Phillips (SS)            2  1  3  1  0  0  0  0    .167
    Jim Barr (P)                  3  1  0  0  0  1  1  0    .333
     Gary Lavelle (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       34 10  7  5  0  4  4  0
    
       2B:  Ron Hunt (1)
       3B:  Willie McCovey (2)
       HBP:  Ron Hunt, Tony Perez
       GDP:  Dave Kingman
    
       DP:  Dave Kingman, Ron Hunt, Tony Perez
       E:  Ron Hunt
    
               SAN FRANCISCO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                    Jim Barr  8.1 12  1  0  4  3  3 140   3.24
                Gary Lavelle  0.2  0  0  0  0  0  1   6   0.00
                      TOTALS  9.0 12  1  0  4  3  4 146
    
    SAN DIEGO                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Larry Bowa (SS)               5  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .222
    Jerry Remy (2B)               4  2  1  1  0  1  0  0    .500
    Larry Biittner (1B)           5  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .222
    Mike Lum (LF)                 5  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .222
    Willie Crawford (RF)          4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .250
    Billy Grabarkewitz (3B)       4  2  0  0  0  0  2  0    .429
    Jerry Morales (CF)            4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .250
    Phil Roof (C)                 4  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .125
    Jose' Umagas (P)              2  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .500
     Rusty Gerhardt (P)           1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Jesus Hernaiz (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Bob Christian (P)            1  1  0  1  0  1  0  0   1.000
    TOTALS                       39 12  1  4  0  4  4  0
    
       2B:  Billy Grabarkewitz (1)
       GDP:  Jerry Morales
    
       DP:  Larry Bowa, Jerry Remy
    
                   SAN DIEGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Jose' Umagas  6.0  9  3  0  3  3  1 106   4.50
              Rusty Gerhardt  1.1  0  3  0  2  2  0  22  13.50
               Jesus Hernaiz  1.2  1  1  0  0  0  3  27   0.00
                      TOTALS  9.0 10  7  0  5  5  4 155
    
         WP: Jim Barr (1-0)
         LP: Jose' Umagas (0-1)
         SV: Gary Lavelle (1)
    
         Temperature: 67F
         Wind: 11 MPH (in from left)
         Attendance: 7,271
         Time: 3:10
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

    "Spikes" The cleats on baseball boots
    "Spikes" On which newspaper editors impale copy for future reference, or ultimate destruction.

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    Re: "SPIKES" ...on their combat boots...

    March 21st 1975

    Gussie need not have worried that her conscientious crying off of Christmas with Augie and his family, would have miffed anyone but Lee. That lady, who had the knife out for her, anyway, the redhead reflected, would, wilfully misunderstand why she had left so abruptly, the children, although puzzled, and, no doubt distressed by the sudden departure of their favourite Aunt - although that aunt was confident that her twin, would explain her virtuous deed in the light most favourable to his sister - and of course, that sister could do no wrong in Augie's own view.

    But the thing that Gussie most worried about was the reaction by Katie Widdoes, the larger -than- life woman who had entered her own life. Through those long lonely hours in her own bed that early Christmas morning, she went over and over her brief encounter with the woman, examining the little nuggets of conversation with one who had made such an impression on her.

    Gussie longed for the chance to correct any bad impressions she had made on somebody who had so instantly enchanted her, the way that her ex-lover, Red Rolfe had, but such opportunity seemed to offer much later, than sooner, for, indeed, her cold worsened overnight, and by dawn on Christmas morning it had surely developed into a case of influenza. She was coughing and sneezing and bereft of energy, and at one of the low points of her life, when the phone rang, and that call was to lift her spirits higher than a kite.

    For that call was from a concerned Katie whose opening salvo was "My, Child, you sound in a bad way..." in response to Gussie's own croaked "Hallo?"

    "...I knew this would happen...". the realtor continued "...You looked so peaked, last night...better unbolt the door, Dear, I'm coming right over with chicken soup"

    Despite herself, Gussie continued to play the martyr "I don't want you to catch this, Katie..." she began.

    "Don't you worry about me, m'Dear..." Katie assured her "...I don't catch colds...I don't allow it...now..." she went on "...I got your address from Augie along with your phone number, and I'll be right there to feed you some chicken soup, anything else I can bring you, Dear? "

    Now Gussie seized her opportunity to show how she cherished this wonderful new acquaintance. In an inspired moment she said "Your presence will be my best tonic, Katie"

    The woman laughed, and after a few more encouraging phrases, she hung up and came over.

    Then followed one of the most magical Christmas Days of Gussie's life, sick in bed as she was, all through it, for Katie proved to be an enchanting companion, a tonic, indeed, telling wonderful tales of her colourful life, in between feeding of chicken-noodle soup,and aspirin to the patient, until Gussie fel into a therapeutic. drowse

    Only then, did Katie seem to remember that she was a guest of of that other twin, and bade a wistful goodbye, promising to return after she had shared Christmas dinner with the other Conways.

    True to her word, Katie returned early on Christmas evening to regale a somewhat refreshed Gussie, though still abed, with stories of how she and the Conways, especially the children, had spent their day.

    Katie Widdoes proved to be a practiced raconteur, and her description of events, made Gussie feel, as if she had participated in her twin's Christmas day, anyway.

    The woman's expertise however, it seemed, did not extend to healing, for Gussie's symptoms, coughing , sneezing, lack of energy and appetite, kept her housebound for weeks, but, Katie, in between busily showing - and selling, for she certainly knew her business - houses to people, popped in most evenings to entertain her new friend with news of the outside world, which Gussie yet refused to let in, even Augie, who was not all that robust in health, himself. The realtor was her only visitor during Gussie's long bout of sickness, and the only cure she needed was the woman's unending concern for her, and entertainment thereof with bright talk, and the teaching of a game worthy of their ripening relationship "Honeymoon Bridge"

    Thus what could have been a tedious illness, was relieved by Gussie's happiness at this woman's company over the long winter, but it wasn' t until the advent of Spring, in late March, when Gussie was fully recovered, that the two, appropriately enough, for the Season, acknowledged their love, each for the other.
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

    "Spikes" The cleats on baseball boots
    "Spikes" On which newspaper editors impale copy for future reference, or ultimate destruction.

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    Re: "SPIKES" ...on their combat boots...

    The London "Daily Mirror"

    March 31st 1975

    Milestones of the month

    by Chatty Cathy

    We were all devastated this month to learn that 17 year-old teenage Coach Line heiress, Lesley Whittle, kidnapped seven weeks earlier by a person or pesons unknown was discovered, dead in Staffordshire. She had been strangled, and her body hidden away in a shaft. Police believe that they know the killer, and are following various leads.https://www.google.ca/search?q=+Lesl...CcPMLe8AeN4axY

    It is to be supposed that the Viet -nam war is really over with the announcement, this month, that Saigon, the capital of the South has fallen, and the beleaugured South Vietnam President Nguyn Van Thiu has ordered the Central Highlands of his country to evacuate. This mass exodus involving troops and civilians, then formed what the media has termed the ''Convoy of Tears''

    There was more family mayhem in the Middle East when King Faisal of Saudi Arabia was shot and killed by his nephew; on the other hand, out there this month, better news when it was announced that Iran and Iraq have agreed a settlement to their border dispute.

    Better news , also, with the proclamation of International Women's Day by the United Nations. Also our own Charlie Chaplin is knighted by our own Queen Elizabeth. This should make up for all the years of abuse that various American administrations subjected the comedian to, for his political opinions.
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=charl...GEO8Le8AeN4axY

    And the leftist military government in Portugal defeated a rightist coup attempt in March...at least we hope that's good news..these days, it's getting harder to tell the good blokes from the bad.
    -30-
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

    "Spikes" The cleats on baseball boots
    "Spikes" On which newspaper editors impale copy for future reference, or ultimate destruction.

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