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Bob Welch's new book details Fosbury's life

Corvallis Gazette Times - 17 Sep 2018
Little did Welch know, there was so much more to the story. As he delved deep, he realized how “vanilla” his SI piece had been; how he never knew about the defining moment in Fosbury's life, a mind-numbing tragedy at age 14 when a younger sibling lost ...
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Stat corner: Fewest wins by a Dodgers team leader

Los Angeles Times - 21 Sep 2018
This year's Dodgers do not have a pitcher with double-digit wins. If that's how they end the season, they will the first team in Dodgers history to no have a 10+-game winner. A look at the fewest wins by a team leader since the Dodgers moved to L.A. in ...
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'Wizard of Foz' author to speak at museum fundraiser

Corvallis Gazette Times - 14 Sep 2018
The event will serve as a fundraiser for the new Corvallis museum. For those who want to attend, they are asked to bring a donation in any amount for the project (credit and debit cards accepted). Welch has also offered to donated 20 percent of his ...
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Corvallis Gazette Times - 18 Sep 2018
Author Bob Welch will appear at the Benton County Historical Society in Philomath at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Welch will speak about his new book on the life of high jumper Dick Fosbury. Welch will also sign copies of the book.
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Book Notes: Literary and author events

The Register-Guard - 31 Aug 2018
Book launch — A launch party for Bob Welch's new book, “The Wizard of Foz; Dick Fosbury's One-Man High-Jump Revolution” (Skyhorse Publishing, New York), signing with books available. Oakway Center's Heritage Courtyard, 2350 Oakmont Way #204.
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Dick Fosbury: High-jumping rebel

The Register-Guard - 02 Sep 2018
When non-fiction author Bob Welch was a kid growing up in Corvallis, he would ride his bike over to Oregon State University's Bell Field with his buddies on Sunday afternoons. “We'd hop the fence and we'd take our bamboo pole or a dowel rod,” said ...
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Correction (Sept. 19)

Corvallis Gazette Times - 18 Sep 2018
INCORRECT TIME: A story in Tuesday's newspaper about a new book by Bob Welch about Olympic high jumper Dick Fosbury listed an incorrect time for an appearance by Welch at the Benton County Historical Society in Philomath. The starting time for the ...
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Books score with armchair sports fans

Portland Tribune - 13 Sep 2018
"The Wizard of Foz". By Bob Welch with Dick Fosbury. Skyhorse Publishing. Fosbury, the Medford native and Oregon State grad whose "Fosbury Flop" revolutionized the high jump, is profiled in this biography written by Welch, the former columnist for the ...
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Oregon Athlete's Contribution A Revolutionary Flop

KLCC FM Public Radio - 04 Sep 2018
An Oregonian revolutionized the sport of high jumping. Now the “Fosbury Flop” is the only technique used in the sport. Register-Guard former associate editor Bob Welch has written a book on Dick Fosbury, “The Wizard of Foz: Dick Fosbury's One-Man High ...
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Crème de la Corvallis: Week of Sept 20

The Corvallis Advocate - 20 Sep 2018
Bob Welch: The Wizard of Foz. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Main Meeting Room, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. If you're a Corvallisite and you don't know about Dick Fosbury, you should… well, you should change that. Long ...
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For the Record

Evening Observer - 01 Sep 2018
Gene Andolina League — Scratch scores below 40: Greg Catalano 34, Sam Allesi 35, Curt Warmbrodt 38, Dave Criscione 38, John Bongiovanni 38, Bob Welch 39, Scott Kingsley 39, John Weidenhofer 39, Tony Destro 39, Chuck Allesi 39, Kevin Jasinski 39, ...
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Today in sports history - 21 Sep 2018
1990 — Oakland Athletics' Bob Welch becomes the first 25-game winner in 10 years. 1990 — Pittsburgh Pirates' player Bobby Bonds is second to hit 30 home runs and steal 50 bases in a season. 2001 — Sports return to New York for the first time since ...
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Bowling Roundup: Milleville tosses 300 as seniors stand out

Niagara Gazette - 21 Sep 2018
Hilltop Antiques Seniors — Bob Bedore 233, Tony Runco 209, Gloria Wirth 181-514, John D'Aloise 191, Dennis Milleville 211, Terry Piper 198-545, Bill Welch 223, Wesley James 225, Vince Capaldi 237-676, Marlene Adamcyk 184-517, Judy Furry 181, ...
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In trying time, A's Bob Melvin trying 'bullpenning'

San Francisco Chronicle - 05 Sep 2018
This is the franchise of Vida Blue, Catfish Hunter, Dave Stewart, Bob Welch and the collective ascent of Barry Zito, Tim Hudson and Mark Mulder in the early 2000s. There's a certain magic to the classic pitching matchup: Blue against Jim Palmer, Mike ...

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