Baseball History Newspaper HANS WAGNER PIREATES NEW CAPTAIN + OLYMPICS ROSE For Sale


Baseball History Newspaper HANS WAGNER PIREATES NEW CAPTAIN + OLYMPICS ROSE


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Baseball History Newspaper HANS WAGNER PIREATES NEW CAPTAIN + OLYMPICS ROSE:
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I ONLY PUT ONE PHOTO FOR ITEM SO THAT ENABLES ME TO SAVE TIME AND PUT MANY MORE BASEBALL PAGES ON . I HAVE A HUGE INVENTORY AND WILL NEVER GET AROUND TO PUTTING MANY UP FOR SALE. CHECK OUT MY MANY NEWSPAPER PAGES ON THIS SUBJECT IN MY sale. OR STORE. Page is LAMINATED for protection & preservation. Can be handled without worry of damage or destruction. No need for expensive frame. Marks on pages will be removed before shipping. Item is a single (SHEET) page........ Most of my pages are approximately 17" X 23" in size. Page is from bound volume and is considered as USED. ALL MY PAGES ARE GUARANTEED TO BE ORIGINAL (NOT Copies or Reproductions) Have had 100% response for 20 years. . Shipping, U.S.A. I combine SHIPPING with $0.50 for each additional Item. ...... On INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS $16.95. I COMBINE SHIPPING FOR EACH ADDITIONAL ITEM $2.50 for INTERNATIONAL. .......Shipments to CANADA $12.75.... THIS SELLERS PERSONAL STORY ABOUT AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FRIEND WHO BECAME A BASEBALL SPORTS LEGEND.--- HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE BASEBALL USA TODAY COACH OF DECADE FOR 1980S AND THEN COACH OF THE CENTURY.- HE WAS ALSO A CHAMPION IN 5 SPORTS. IS IN SEVERAL HALLS OF FAME.I went through Holy Redeemer Catholic grade school withBilly Bock in Clarksville, AR. He was a grade behind me and had a reputation of"pooping" in his pants. During recess one day while in the 2nd or 3rdgrade we were on the playground wrestling. He got the better of me and sat onmy head. He had done it again, and it sure did stink! You remember things likethat.Our school was one room with grades 1 through 8 and heated with a coal stove inwinter. When you wanted to go to the toilet, you raised your hand and held outone finger or two (you know what that means) and Sister would give youpermission. You had to go outside to the rear corner of the building where therewas a tiny boy-and-girl toiletthat only had a commode in it. Around the end of grade school Billy and I joined theClarksville Boxing Club coached by the famous O.D. Hightower (He later moved toEl Paso and coached at a YMCA which was named after him when he died). Clarksvillehad one of the best boxing clubs in the state. Leon and I had boxing gloves andboxed each other in our back yard on Thompson Street. When Dad saw him knock medown a couple of times, he took the gloves away from us, and we did not usethem again against each other.Sometime later Billy, who lived a few blocks away, came toour home on Louise Street, and we used our boxing gloves to box in the basementof our house on a hill. One time he had me backed up against the door. Everytime he jabbed me, the back of my head would hit the door. Got a double whammy!Billy and I usually worked out together at the Club located in the basement ofthe large Presbyterian church near us. I was more his punching bag as he wasvery athletic. He used to criticize me for clinching or holding too much. I didthis to keep from getting hit too much. This went on for a short time until Ideveloped a serious case of Acne, which lasted for about 4 years, so I had toquit. If I had been able to train longer with Billy, he probably would havehelped me become a pretty good boxer. This was the end of my sportsparticipation for the next several decades (I was the Tennessee State Bicyclechampion in 1988, and in 2002 I ran my first and last marathon at age 69 in thefirst St. Jude Memphis Marathon).Billy went on to much greater honors. After grade school heenrolled at the Subicaco Academy for the next 4 years. Several years lateranother kid, Billy Dave Wofford, attended the same two schools and became aMajor General and head of the Arkansas Army National Guard. Served for 43 years. His parents wereour very best friends. In boxing Billy was a five-time State Golden GlovesChampion, Mid-South Champion, and AAU Champion. He sparred with Muhammad Aliwhen he was Cassius Clay. Billy was a four-year letterman and Champion in football,basketball, baseball, track, and tennis and five years in boxing. He was namedArkansas High School Coaches Association (AHSCA) Baseball Coach of the Yearnine times (1967, 1974, 1983–85, 1987, 1990, 1992, 1995) and District Coach ofthe Year 18 times. He was nationally recognized as well. Collegiate Baseballand USA Today named him Coach of the Decade for the 1980s and then Coach of theCentury. As a coach for 44 years, he never had a losing season. He was honoredtwice by the Arkansas Legislature and twice had a "Billy Bock Day" inArkansas proclaimed by then Governor Bill Clinton. Check Wikipedia for his manyother awards and accomplishments.Billy's son, Kirk, followed him as a super successful coach. As a baseballcoach, he won over 600 games and many Championships. He was named NationalCoach of the Year in 2005. Kirk's son, Garrett, is now a high school headcoach in Hot Springs, AR. His father expects Garrett to be a better coach thanhe or his grandfather.Billy died of cancer in 2003 at age 68. Funeral services were held in PineBluff, AR, and he is buried in the Holy Redeemer Catholic Cemetery inClarksville, AR. There is a burial plot there reserved for me next to my Mom andDad. All they will get is my ashes. Billy's grave is several rows up on theright.P.S. After Billy died, I told his pretty and super nice wife, Jo Ann West Bock,at an old class reunion about his "pooping." She laughed and said,"Oh, I wish I had known about that."Also, have stories on my TITANIC and WOMAN SUFFRAGE PAGES.

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