Principal Stu Reeder of Don Lugo High School in Chino was involved in an administrative meeting late Wednesday afternoon, so he didn't get to watch the end of the game between the Dodgers, his favorite team, and the St. Louis Cardinals.
But Athletic Director Jerry Johnson broke in to give Reeder a note saying that Jack Clark, who played at Covina Gladstone High while Reeder was the coach and led the Gladiators to the 1973 Southern Section 2-A championship, had hit a two-out, three-run homer in the ninth inning, putting the Cardinals in the World Series.
"I cheered out loud," Reeder said.
But seriously . . .
"No, really I did," Reeder insisted. "That's as much as I know now, that he hit the home run. I'm going to go home and hope my wife was taping the game."
Clark was a first-team All-Southern Section pick as a utility player in '73, when he hit .517 and had an 11-3 record as a pitcher.