Angered over the outcome of a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Houston Astros, Gerald Bishop, sports-minded resident of a Redding, Calif. mobile-home community, picked up his .30 caliber rifle and fired 17 shots into or about his television set. One stray bullet penetrated the wall of a neighbor's home as a 70-year-old lady sat knitting in the living room, thereby startling her into dropping a stitch.
What griped Bishop was that the Giants had tied the score at 7-7 only to have Jimmy Wynn hit a ninth-inning home run to win for the Astros 8-7.
Bishop was still seething when put into a police car, where he complained it was too hot and petulantly kicked out the back window.
"Didn't you ever want to shoot your TV?" he demanded in a reasonable way.
There was no television set in the cell to which he was assigned.
A ROOM WITH A POINT OF VIEW
Willie Mays' heart may or may not belong to New York, but his archives will be housed in San Francisco, where he spent most of his playing years as a member of the Giants. A Willie Mays Trophy Room is being established as a museum to display his personal gear, films, tapes, books, magazines, awards, photographs, paintings and press clippings.
The question has arisen as to what will be left for Cooperstown's Hall of Fame. The answer: there's plenty to go around.
Also going around is the funny feeling that San Francisco has no Joe DiMaggio Trophy Room.
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