Rickey would go on to play 119 major league games for the St. Louis Browns and the New York Yankees—he still holds the record for most stolen bases (13) allowed by a catcher in a game. In 1911 he earned a law degree from Michigan and embarked on an illustrious career in baseball management that led to his induction into the Hall of Fame. But he never had anything to do with football after Washington and Jefferson bought his star player.
As of Dec. 1, the public greens fee for playing a Saturday or Sunday round at Pebble Beach got greener—$150, up from $125. When Horace Rawlins won golf's first U.S. Open, in 1895, his first-prize money was $150.
What are the chances that Notre Dame star Tim Brown will win the '87 Heisman Trophy? .Well, at the Dec. 10 Heisman dinner at the New York Marriott, Notre Dame alumnus Don Criqui will introduce guests. The master of ceremonies is '56 Heisman winner Paul Hornung, another Notre Dame man. And the featured speaker is the Reverend Theodore Hesburgh, retired president of Notre Dame.
WASHINGTON'S CENTER SLEPT HERE
A king-sized bed is 80 inches long, which is a small problem for Washington Bullets center Manute Bol, who, at 90 inches (7'6"), is the tallest player in the NBA. But a Seattle hotel, the Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza, came up with the thoughtful—and enterprising—idea of making a special bed for Bol. "We were just looking for a nice amenity," says Linda Anderson, the hotel's sales and marketing director, who's also a big basketball fan. "I'm sure Manute has been cramped up sleeping on the regular king-sized beds for so long." Anderson adds that Washington is the only NBA team that stays at her hotel when visiting Seattle, and she thought the bed might bring in more NBA business.
The mattress—dare we call it the Siesta Bol?—is 96 inches long (and 76 inches wide, standard for a king-sized). Custom-made by the Serta company, it has 114 more coils than a king-sized model (786-672) and provides 20% more surface area.
What did Bol think of the idea, once he had slept on it? "It was really a nice bed," he said after staying at the Crowne Plaza on Nov. 21 and 22. "I had one just like that at home in the Sudan. It was very soft. I slept well. It was very, very nice of them to do that."