Heard and the King have many things in common, but it was quickly learned that their favorite loves were rock-n-roll, dancing, baseball and APBA. Heard was able to teach the King several things about all of them. Pictures of the actual dance lessons are not available as of the time of this writing, but the end results were impressive. Heard taught the King the hip swivel that would propel Presley to the top of the rock charts and make him a formidable APBA dice rolling opponent as well.
Presley was so moved and shook up by all of the tips provided by Kenneth, that he re-wrote a chart topper to showcase his love of the APBA baseball game.
Game 1 saw the Halos get out front early, aided by a 2 run blast off the bat of Willie Mayes Aikens in the 4th. Campaneris and Baylor drove in runs in the 5th and 7th for the A's as they tied the game, then took the lead in the 8th when Claudell
singled home Sal Bando. They picked up
an insurance run in the 9th with back-to-back-to-back singles from North,
Campaneris and Baylor. Washington
In the bottom of the 9th, with Rollie Fingers on the mound, Rick Miller blasted a solo shot to start the inning. Carew later doubled and would score on a triple by Disco Dan Ford. Miller would deliver the winning shot in the bottom of the 10th with a double scoring Brian Downing and giving
the Game 1 win. California
PLAINS, GA - Running the country and a 26 team APBA tournament, with locations spread out all over the
can take a toll on any man. Our
tournament director took some much needed time off and attempted to spend a
restful afternoon fishing. The event was not
restful for anyone involved. United States
While fishing alone, on Coast Guard One, Carter was attacked by an unidentified wild animal. Carter was able to hold off the ravenous beast until nearby secret service agents could render assistance. The official White House account is as follows:
"Upon closer inspection, the animal turned out to be a rabbit. Not one of your cutesy, Easter Bunny type rabbits, but one of those big splay-footed things that we called swamp rabbits when I was growing up. The animal was clearly in distress, or perhaps berserk. The President confessed to having had limited experience with enraged rabbits. He was unable to reach a definite conclusion about its state of mind. What was obvious, however, was that this large, wet animal, making strange hissing noises and gnashing its teeth, was intent upon climbing into the Presidential boat." - Presidential Press Secretary Jody Powell.
Swamp rabbit??? With staffers like that, it makes you realize just how much public sentiment had turned against Gerald Ford in order for Carter to win the election in 1976.
"I haven't had much experience with deranged or berserk wild life, but I have been Billy's brother all his life. I know crazy when I see it." added the tournament director. After the harrowing event, the President could not wait to get back to the APBA tournament. "Things rarely hiss or gnash their teeth at you in APBA", said Carter. Obviously, the director has not been around all of the members in our Facebook group.