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|Transcript||AddB excitement to SIU boMebaU|
Bond viewed as standout college player
CatUnf JeiTY Bood "oob of ibe WOK cidilnf pUycrfl Is coiU%c baseball today, " fls fl number of coaches and colle- gUfc ba e ball pubUcat tons ere doing ibl ftcaflon, bafl lo be hl|b oa the all-time llai of uivkmaie me m a.
According to Coach Joe Lutz, "Jerry la one cf tboce rare IndUiduala that acoUcge coach gciM to wort wiib. He bai ihc potential loplayrcally
gcai baaeball, poaoeajiee ad^rohlp qualiilcaJaanotJt- flsandlng comperlior, and la ¦ very uruelflah player/'
And wlib 26 runs and nine aiotcn bacea to bla credit for 71 game* ihla GctAOft, he iJ proTldlna plcray of excitement tor tbe tan and aupplylng ihe wtecln In SlU'a offcnalTc ai- uck-
Bond, who placed hln h|^ ¦chool ball at Waukegan, DL, bold* (be i]]-ilme ocaoon re¬ cord lor sroten baaca by a SIU player wjih 16 aod la well on hlD way [ deatroylng ihai mark tblc aeaoon.
"In high Bcl^ool, asncrwwLlh Coach Luti, I'tc alwaya had tbe opilon lOBtcalonmyown, " aald [kind. "1 could probably Ateal more hal^ea If I went all the lime, but I don'i like to take Iho bai ow of the hllicr'a
bands, lie migti bave a hli in biro JttM iben, and be could get an rt)l."
In add!lion to leading tbe team In the runnlns categor¬ ic!. Bond la curxcnaly cecond lc Ibc baaing ataadi^^a with a , 318 BTerage.
"Ahbough ibat'a prcnyhlgh for a lead off roan, " aald EJond, "I don't feel that I'm IDO good aa ibe first baticr. I'm loo much of a tree awing-
cr SI Ibe pUie, and T doo'i nke many pliches." -."I , do think, tbcMgb, ibai percercagc of times getUng on bace is more Imponaiv for a lead otl man ihao )uai the battlf^ average. 1 oon'i care bow I gel oa base. My job Is to iiet on aixl score."
a matter of economics aa to wfxthcT or not TU sign a pro conrad before I complete roy ellgibiUiy here/*
"someilmcs 1 gel more out ol a kick out of scoring than oui of hitting. I like lo get my hlie like anyone eloe, but scoring la what couniB ai ibe end ol the game-"
As a 20 ear-old Junior^ Bond has anoilier jear of ell- glblUiy lelt at 5IU, bui he ad- roltfl thai "It bolls down to
'1 dDo'i know how many raa)ar league duba vould be Intereaied In me, " said Bend, "bd re always been In preny close coQUd with San Fran- claco* Tbey send me Christ- mis cards sod all ibai siiiCt ercry year. And Td be real happy to plsy for tbo Clanu because WlUic KUya haa al^ ways been roy hero, I really get up for Bobby Bonds^ and I JuEt plain like their style of base hall.-they win, "
Lutz said, "Tbe way I look St ll Is thai If one ma)ar
leftgue lefliB La iBCcremd In Jerry, iben they all are. Ooe orivg teams mmU not be ^rery fsr bc^ of the otbers in having InTorrouloe about a plaper like Jcrr^."
"He bfl Ibc potcAial for ma)ar league ^^^^h^T^j baa abotv roajoT league speed, and liM be gera experience will develop a sense of ibe strfke zone that will make biro an even bencr hiiier."
Li^z flnlabed his commems about Bond wlifa what could proTc ro be ai oiberblgundcr- siatcmcni wben be aald, "He's the kind of man thai could be described aa 'a baUpU -cr'a baUpla)er, "