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Page Ten

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Tuesday, August 8, 1972

Page Ten THE MICHIGAN DAILY Tuesday, August 8, 1972

State Representative
ECKSTEIN
Democrat
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YOGI, KOUFAX HONORED:
Hall inducts famers

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. VP)-
A cheerful Yogi Berra and a
grateful Sandy Koufax, striking
the mood of the ceremanies.
were inducted into baseball's
Hall of Fame yesterday along
with six other players of the
past.
As thousands of fans watched
the historic event under leaden
skies in front of the Hall of
Fame Library, erra humbly
acknowledged the honor then
broke into tears halfway
through his speech.
"My only regret is that my
father and mother, my brother
John and Gil Hodges could not
be here," Berra said haltingly,
referring to four meaningful
persons in his life who have
died.
Koufax, at 36 the youngest
player to enter the Hall, said:
"I don't really have a speech
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to make today-just a lot of
thanks to so many people that I
can't came them all."
The two, along with Lefty Go-
mez, Buck Leonard and Early
Wynn, were among five former
players on hand. Three other
baseball luminaries were im-
mortalized posthumously-Will
Harridge, Ross Youngs and Josh
Gibson
Berr, a standout catcher for
the New York Yankees for al-
most twro decades. was the first
to accept a Hall of Fame
plague.
"Since this is the most imporL
tant day of my life I want to
get my speech right,' said Her-
ra. "So I'll put on~ my glasses
and I'll read it."
Berra thanked, among others.
former Yankee catcher Bill
Dickey "who gave ae tointers"
and formner Yankee Manager
Casey Stengel "who had enough
faith to play me in the lineup.
"But most of all I want to
thank baseball. It's given me
more than I ever hoped for . . .
and I hope that I can put some-
thing back."
Koufax, later called on to
speak by Commnissionler Howie
Kuhn, recalled his ealy days
as a Brooklyn Dodger which
weretnot exactly Hall of Fame
quality.
"They were rather inglorious"
said the former Dodger left-
hander, "and I thought after
my first six years in baseball,
it was going to be 'Go out and
look for another job'."
But K o u f a x eventually
straightened out his wild fast
hall to heroine the game's most
dominating pitcher in his last
five seasons after the Dodgers
moved to Los Angeles. Koufax
said that pitching coach Joe
Becker was one of the greatest
influences in the turn around.
"He pushed me, shoved me,
embarrassed me and made me
work," said Koufax. "And . I
really have to thank him for
that."
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Yankees in the 1930s, said he
wouldn't have made the Hall
without Joe DiMaggio and
Johnny Murphy.
DiMaggio, the great Yankee
center fielder "used to chase
down all my mistakes" and
Murphy, a relief pitcher, "saved
most of my games," Gomez said.
"Being here is the greatest
pleasure I've ever had in my
life," he added.
Leonard, the former star in
the all Negro leagues, said the
Hall is "something I never
dreamed about . . . something I
thought would never happen.
"When I was first told of my
selection, I was speechless.
This is my greatest thrill-noth-
ing I ever did on the field will
equal it."
WYNN, a 300-game winner
with the Washington Senators,
Cleveland Indians and Chicago
White Sox, waited several years
for his selection to the Hall,
"I don't know why my hands
are so wet and my throat so
dry," he said. "I don't believe
words are it me to express my
gratitude.
"There have been so many
people to thank in my 23 years
in the majors that I can't think
of them all atuthis moment. I
ottly wish I could have been
better than I was."
Braves fire
Harris, hire
Ed Mathews
ATLANTA (A) - Luman
Harris was fired yesterday by
the Atlanta Braves and replac-
ed as manager of the National
League baseball club by Eddie
Mathews, owner Bill Bartolo-
may announced.
Mathews, 40, was in his sec-
ond season as coach with the
Braves. The former slugging
third baseman, who retired a.
a player in 19618, takes over the
club immediately.
A spokesman for the Braves
here read a statement from
Bartholomay in Cincinnati
where the Braves are conclud-
ing a five - game series tonight.
"After careful evaluation, di-
rector of player personnel Ed-
die Robinson strongly recom-
mended a change had to be
made.
"Eddie Mathews has been
named manager of the Braves."
The spokesman said the con-
tract extends through next sea-
son.
Harris was in his fifth year
as manager of the Braves, who
this season are mired in fourth
place in the Western Division.
16 games behind the Cincinnati
Reds. Harris' contract expires
at the end of this season.

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