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A Roundup of the Week June 5-12
Compiled by Stefanie Krasnow
June 19, 1989
COLLEGE BASEBALL—WICHITA STATE defeated Texas 5-3 to win the College World Series, in Omaha (page 71).
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June 19, 1989

A Roundup Of The Week June 5-12

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DIED: Former major leaguer and college baseball coach BIBB FALK, 90; after a long illness; in Austin, Texas. Falk replaced Shoeless Joe Jackson when Jackson was banned from baseball after the 1919 Black Sox scandal. In 12 seasons with the Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Indians, Falk batted .314 and had 69 home runs; he was runner-up to Babe Ruth for the American League batting title in 1924 with a .352 average. From '40 to '67, Falk coached the Texas Longhorns to two national championships and 20 conference titles.

Jack McMahon, 60, Golden State Warrior director of player personnel and assistant coach; in Chicago, where he was attending an NBA predraft camp. McMahon, who starred at St. John's and then played in the NBA for eight years as a guard with the Rochester Royals and the St. Louis Hawks in the 1950s, had a 273-318 record as the coach of three NBA teams. He joined the Warriors' front office in '86.

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