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Herman Weiskopf
July 31, 1967
During 15 years as a ballplayer George Brunet of the Angels has played for 20 teams in 15 states from New York to Hawaii. Now that he has seen America first, Brunet, 32, hopes that he can stay put in Anaheim. Seven weeks ago, though, it seemed that George, his record bogged down at 1-9, his ERA a kite-high 4.07, might be traveling back to the minors. Then Brunet began winning. Last week he beat the Twins 2-0 and 2-1, bringing his record to 9-12 and his ERA down to 3.27. His minor league days may be over, but they are not forgotten. "Lots of things happened," Brunet says. "Some I'd rather forget. Others are worth remembering. I quit during my first year because I got homesick. Then I changed my mind and played for the Seminole, Oklahoma team the next year. I started dating a girl there and kept going out with her because she had a car and I didn't. I finally married, and without her I wouldn't be in the majors now She's gone everywhere with me." Everywhere has included Abilene, Texas: Columbia, S.C.; Crowley, La.; Buffalo; Portland, Ore.; and other stopovers. "Every bus ride in the minors was a bad one," Brunet says. "In some clubhouses you had just a nail to hang your clothes on. In others two or three guys shared the same locker. A couple times I came home wearing some other guy's trousers." Now, with a locker of his own and with comfortable planes to jet him around the American League, Brunet is content. He has won so consistently in recent weeks, however, that the Angels are talking pennant. If they do win it, well-traveled George will gladly expand his itinerary to include a National League city in October.
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During 15 years as a ballplayer George Brunet of the Angels has played for 20 teams in 15 states from New York to Hawaii. Now that he has seen America first, Brunet, 32, hopes that he can stay put in Anaheim. Seven weeks ago, though, it seemed that George, his record bogged down at 1-9, his ERA a kite-high 4.07, might be traveling back to the minors. Then Brunet began winning. Last week he beat the Twins 2-0 and 2-1, bringing his record to 9-12 and his ERA down to 3.27. His minor league days may be over, but they are not forgotten. "Lots of things happened," Brunet says. "Some I'd rather forget. Others are worth remembering. I quit during my first year because I got homesick. Then I changed my mind and played for the Seminole, Oklahoma team the next year. I started dating a girl there and kept going out with her because she had a car and I didn't. I finally married, and without her I wouldn't be in the majors now She's gone everywhere with me." Everywhere has included Abilene, Texas: Columbia, S.C.; Crowley, La.; Buffalo; Portland, Ore.; and other stopovers. "Every bus ride in the minors was a bad one," Brunet says. "In some clubhouses you had just a nail to hang your clothes on. In others two or three guys shared the same locker. A couple times I came home wearing some other guy's trousers." Now, with a locker of his own and with comfortable planes to jet him around the American League, Brunet is content. He has won so consistently in recent weeks, however, that the Angels are talking pennant. If they do win it, well-traveled George will gladly expand his itinerary to include a National League city in October.

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