Recreation Briefs, April 7: Former Major Leaguer to speak at athletic club meeting


The Athletic Club of the LowCountry welcomes former major league pitcher and television broadcaster Bill Henry as the guest speaker for the club's April meeting.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church on Buckwalter Parkway. Socializing and refreshments will begin at 6:30.

Henry, who was raised in Massachusetts and New Jersey, received a scholarship to play baseball at Seton Hall and graduated in 1963.

In 1965, while playing minor league ball in Columbus, Ga., Henry was part of a pitching staff that included Nolan Ryan and Jerry Koosman.

Henry made his major league debut In 1966 with the New York Yankees. He was traded to the Cincinnati Reds the following year, and eventually retired in 1969 after injuring his elbow. Some of his big league teammates included Mickey Mantle, Pete Rose, Johnny Bench and Tony Perez.

Following his baseball career, Henry worked for WABC-TV in New York for 23 years on the set with Regis Philbin, Kathie Lee Gifford and Kelly Ripa.


The Sun City Bocce Club's winter leagues have wrapped up their seasons. The top finishers are:

  • Lunch League: 1. John & Peg Russo, 2. (tie) Bill Box & Nancy Nystrom, 2. (tie) Jim & Nina Krueger
  • Cypress Run: 1. Shelby & Lyn Gulliford, 2. (tie) Don & Doris Cripps, 2. (tie) Joe & Barbara Weikel
  • Bull Hill: 1. (tie) Al Wojtaszek & Alice White, 1. (tie) Bob & Mitzi Hawley
  • Monday Open: 1. Ed & Sue Golob, 2. Jim & Barb Pierce
  • Tuesday Open: 1. Ollie Dinsmore & Dick Haitsch
  • Wednesday Open: 1. Joyce Tartow & Joe Esposito
  • Thursday Open: 1. John Rosencrance & Mike Lofgren, 2. Walt & Kay Urbanski
  • Friday Open: 1. Joyce Tartow & Joe Esposito, 2. Lillian & Howard Guenther
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