Bud Wilkinson: An Intimate Portrait of an American Legend by Jay Wilkinson

By Jay Wilkinson

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Fischer was on a ferry coming into Seattle when the sirens signaled the end of the war. "There's a building in Seattleit's almost the shape of the Washington Memorial, only shorter. " Mom was walking through the Navy Yard on her way to the Officers' Club. "There were hundreds of employees in the yard. When the whistles went off, I was right in the middle of it. You can imagine . It was just like the pictures you've seen of Broadway on that day. " From Bremerton, Dad was ordered to Pensacola and after about six weeks, he was honorably discharged.

He was smart enough to make rules and regulations for adults . It was not regimentation. He had enough foresight to communicate with experienced, worldly people in a way that molded the greatest camaraderie that's ever been. I have no closer friends. I had no more love for anybody other than my immediate family. " Dad was quick, however, to give credit to his teams. As he told a reunion of his 1949 team, "The greatest compliment [you] paid me was to have confidence in my coaching. If the team doesn't believe, the coach has not got a chance to ever, ever make anything happen.

I went with him that spring," Mom says, "and then he went to Europe the summer after he graduated as director of deck sports for one of the Holland America Line ships. After that he went to Syracuse to coach. " The European trip clearly distracted Dad from his pursuit of Mom. Otis Dypwick recalls the aftermath. "[I went to see Bud at Syracuse, when he was in his first year as assistant coach]. He had been on a student trip to Europe and had met a lot of young ladies, one of whom was Kitty Ann.

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