"Sometimes nothing is
By Wayne "Buzz" Allen
June 19, 2006
Just read Dave Kiffer's article on the internet regarding the
Hendley-Koufax duel. Back around 1976, I first met Bob Hendley.
I was in the 8th grade at the time and he was the baseball coach
at my school. The next year I made the varsity High School Baseball
team and Hendley was my coach. He was perhaps the best baseball
coach in Macon, GA thoughout the 70s - 90s, perhaps in Georgia.
Not sure of what is overall record was over the years, but I
doubt his teams, in total, never lost more than 20 or 30 games
over that 30 year period.
Anyway, it was not until I
was playing baseball in college, that I even learned of the Koufax-Hendley
matchup. I had known "Coach" Hendley for years, and
he never brought this up!! I mean, I would have had business
cards made up with the box scores on it..
Just thought this little email
would be a good side note to your article.
Thanks for your insight.
Wayne "Buzz" Allen
Macon, GA - USA
"Sometimes nothing is really
DAVE KIFFER - Forty years ago today, I had a life changing experience.
Too bad I can't remember much of it.
I was six at the time and
- to be fair - the experience on September 9, 1965 was sandwiched
in between visits to Disneyland, Marine Land and Knotts Berry
Farm, which were the real highlights of the trip. We were
on a family visit to Los Angeles. I remember the traffic backed
up on the Santa Ana freeway (people were actually reading their
newspapers as their cars inched forward!). I remember how icky
the tap water tasted in Anaheim. And I remember how boring the
baseball game was at Dodger Stadium on Sept. 9. - More...
September 09, 2005
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