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Did Rice really hold on to the ball in Game 3 of the 1925 World Series? "Sam held on to it all right," my dad replied, long before Sam's now famous letter was opened. "He was honest as the day is long, and he would never have fudged the truth about anything."
I felt I had to write because your article misstated several facts. You wrote that Christine Rice was "the only child of Sam and Mary Rice." In fact, my sister, Christine, was not Sam Rice's child at all. Before our mother, Mary Kendall, married Sam, she was married to Herbert Adams. They had two daughters, me in 1940 and Christine almost two years later. Our father died on Dec. 28, 1946. Christine didn't live with Sam until 13 years later, when our mother and Sam married. Christine was then 16, and I was 18 and off on my own.
At the time of our father's death Rice was married to his second wife, Edith, who is not mentioned in your story. It was Sam and Edith who lived in the beautiful farmhouse next to the road in Ashton, Md., not Sam and Mary.
You say that after his first wife, Beulah, and children were killed in the 1912 tornado, Rice "didn't marry—again—until he was 39 years old, to Mary Kendall." Rice married Mary Kendall Adams on July 4, 1959, when he was 69, making her his third wife, not his second.
Congress and the Olympics
I spoke against the process, not the content of the resolutions. As I testified, the resolutions "put the burden on me, as the IOC representative in the United States, to carry out a foreign policy objective...a task for which my position is simply not well suited." As for your statement that the IOC might retaliate if the resolution passed, I never stated that this would be the case.
Quoting from my testimony: "The IOC and the modern Olympic movement can and should be considered an untiring friend in the quest for world peace and recognition of human rights." Let us all continue to work together to achieve these goals.
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