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ScuttleBu(r)t

John Hiller's minor league bus about town

August 4, 2012
By BURT ANGELI - Sports Writer , The Daily News

ScuttleBu(r)t ...

Breitung Township's John Hiller is very familiar with that old bus in Dickinson County promoting a political race.

That same bus carried the 21-year-old Hiller and the 1964 Duluth (Minn.)-Superior (Wis.) Dukes to the likes of Aberdeen, Grand Forks, Winnipeg, St. Cloud and Bismarck.

Hiller, who started 19 games in 1964 for the Tigers' Class A farm team, wound up with a 10-13 record. The Tigers relief great was a decent hitter back then, posting a .250 batting average with a home run and double among his 16 safeties.

By the way, Hiller's golf team tied for the first in Steve Mariucci's Beacon House golf tournament in Marquette ...

We haven't heard the last of future radio hall of famer Mike Carr, who announced his retirement from high school broadcasting earlier this year.

Carr will serve as the special guest ring announcer for "Irish Mickey" Doyle in tonight's pro wrestling match with Peter B. Beautiful at the C&R in Aurora.

Doyle and Beautiful will square off in a "barbed wire death match." I've been proposing that Beautiful whips Carr into the barbed wire to start the match, but apparently that won't happen.

Who can forget a dazed Mike Carr surviving a battle royale in the Niagara High School gym several years ago? ...

I've been going through the list of golfers for next week's 98th U.P. Golf Association Men's Championships at Pine Grove Country Club. We're going to have a good one ...

Former Niagara-Northern Elite football star Bret St. Arnauld joins the Utica Eisenhower coaching staff on Monday. The Eagles, the largest school in Michigan, advanced to Michigan's Division One state semifinals last season.

The Eisenhower student-teacher will work with the junior varsity program ...

From Tom (Richie) Kaeser of the Marinette Eagle-Herald, on the retirement of Escanaba Daily Press sports editor Denny Grall: "For 42 years, Grall's unstinting work ethic, passion for high school sports and unique ability to put the full spectrum of emotion into words have provided the memory book for U.P. athletes." ...

Former Green Bay Packer star Carroll Dale, according to Wisconsin's finest newspaper columnist not named Bob McGinn, stopped at Storheim's Restaurant in Iron Mountain.

Dale was traveling to the Packer Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Green Bay. Kudos to Storheim's owner and Vikings fan Peter Swanson for recognizing the wide receiver ...

 
 

 

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