August 6, 1993 |
There's a special significance to the history of the course on Western Avenue between El Segundo and 120th Street. It was once known as a "Hustlers" course. Any hotshot in town with a game in his bag and cash in his wallet was welcome. There were plenty of takers in the 1950s. Players such as Doug Sanders and Tommy Bolt would come around whenever the PGA Tour was in town. Lee Elder and Charlie Sifford were among the regulars.
July 4, 1993 |
Of all the athletes I have known, there was none whose intellect I had more respect for than Arthur Ashe's. You could get right down to the nitty-gritty of any subject with Arthur, and that included racial harmony--of which he was a passionate advocate.
February 23, 1993 |
Here was a guy who could play a ball off the wall in deep right field and make the throw to third base, no cutoff needed. He could leg out a single and turn a bloop hit into a double. The presence of Reggie Smith late in a game would send National League managers scrambling to their bullpens. All Dodger Manager Tom Lasorda had to do was hand a bat to Smith in the late innings and have him walk up and down in the dugout. It made opposition managers crazy.
February 10, 1993
Former Rams Paul (Tank) Younger and David (Deacon) Jones and offensive tackle Jackie Slater have been selected as members of the Black College Football 100th-Year All-Time Team. Raider Coach Art Shell also was named to the team. The 22-member team, chosen by a panel of media and coaches, will be honored during the Sheridan Broadcasting Network's Black College All-American Celebration Feb. 19-21 in Baltimore. Slater, a seven-time Pro Bowl selection from Jackson (Miss.
January 12, 1993 |
Reggie Jackson was saying Monday that he didn't want to sell himself as "a folk hero," but that the best part of his election to the Hall of Fame has been the response of friends and strangers. "It's as if everyone from my generation feels a part of it and is sharing it with me," Jackson said. "It's as if everyone I've met feels as if they have a piece of it. I always thought I understood what the Hall of Fame means, but now I know I didn't."
January 5, 1993 |
LeRoy T. Walker has broken bread with Jesse Owens and Jesse Jackson, watched from the wings at the Cotton Club as Duke Ellington led his orchestra, played golf with Michael Jordan, washed windows at the Pentagon and been chancellor of a university. His is not the quintessential African-American experience. On the contrary, his life has been extraordinary. Yet he is as deeply rooted in the tradition and culture of his race as the cotton picked by his ancestors was in the Georgia soil.