TITLE

FROM HERE TO OBSCURITY

AUTHOR(S)
Hersch, Hank
PUB. DATE
October 1992
SOURCE
Sports Illustrated;10/22/92, Vol. 77 Issue 17, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The inaugural red, white and blue tip-off of the American Basketball Association, a game between the Oakland Oaks and the Anaheim Amigos, took place at the Oakland Coliseum Arena on October 13, 1967, which happened to be a Friday the 13th. It also happened to be the day after Game 7 of the World Series; the day Charlie Finley officially announced his intention to move the Kansas City A's to Oakland; and the same night that the San Francisco Warriors, the National Basketball Association's Bay Area outfit, were opening at home. The owner of the Oaks, Pat Boone, who had promised a Hollywood-type atmosphere for the opener, sang the national anthem. The ABA's best player, Rick Barry, did indeed gab with a Hollywood type, James Garner, as he watched his Oak teammates from the stands. In a 3-day trip the Amigos went from Oakland to Denver to Dallas to Indiana to Kentucky to Minnesota and lost five of six, before arriving in Anaheim, where they lost again.
ACCESSION #
8953084

 

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