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Cey and Carnesecca
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Get ready for baseball and baskets! This week's Sports and Torts features former Dodgers and Cubs third baseman Ron Cey and legendary St. John's basketball coach Lou Carnesecca.
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Sports and Torts: Ron Cey
With the Dodgers, third baseman Cey was part of an All-Star infield that included Steve Garvey , Davey Lopes and Bill Russell. This quartet was the most enduring infield in baseball history; The four infielders stayed together as the Dodgers' starters for eight and a half years.
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Sports and Torts: Lou Carnesecca
Following in the footsteps of Hall of Famer Joe Lapchick, Carnesecca kept St. John's University in the national spotlight even though he primarily recruited New York City players. He compiled eighteen 20-win seasons and averaged more than 20 wins a year. The man who made colored sweaters a wardrobe staple won over 500 games and led all of his St. John's teams to postseason appearances. His 1985 Redmen advanced to the Final Four, and his 1979 and 1991 teams competed in NCAA Regional Finals.
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Ron Cey
Born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, Cey was a multi-sport athlete at Mount Tahoma High School, its first to earn nine varsity letters. Following graduation in 1966, he attended Washington State University in Pullman and was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Cey played two years of college baseball for the Cougars, on the freshman team in 1967, and a year on the varsity under head coach Brayton in 1968. He was selected in the second phase of the 1968 MLB Draft in June.

Cey was one of the most productive and adept-fielding National League third basemen in the 1970s, but was overshadowed by Pete Rose and Mike Schmidt. In 1977, he was named NL Player of the Month in April after helping the Dodgers to a fast start by batting .425 with 9 home runs and a ML record 29 RBIs for the month of April.[5] The Dodgers won the Western Division title that season on their way to the National League pennant. Ron cey poster.jpg Cey continued to have productive seasons with the Dodgers, helping them to pennants in 1978 and 1981. After the 1982 season, the Dodgers traded Cey to the Chicago Cubs for two minor leaguers so that Pedro Guerrero could move to third base and rookie Mike Marshall could get in the Dodgers' outfield. Cey provided veteran leadership for the Cubs over four seasons and, in 1984, helped lead the Cubs to the National League East Division title, hitting 25 homers and driving in 97 runs, both team highs. Cey spent the final year of his career in 1987 as a part-time player with the Oakland A's.

In a 17-season career, Cey was a .261 hitter with 316 home runs and 1139 RBI in 2073 games.

Cey had a terrific 1981 World Series in which he helped spark the Dodgers to four straight victories after they had lost the first two games, including returning for the clinching Game 6 after having been being hit in the head by a Goose Gossage fastball during Game 5. Cey was named co-MVP along with Steve Yeager and Pedro Guerrero, and won the annual Babe Ruth Award.[6] He is still a part of the Dodgers' organization and continues to make appearances on the team's behalf.

Lou Carnesecca
Basketball coach us, born in Manhattan (New York) on January 5, 1925. While your resume as a technician do not appear stunning titles, Lou Carnesecca (nicknamed Louie in the world of basketball) has always been recognized as one of the best coaches in American College basketball. It was never a Grand Strategist or a tactical innovator, but it was certainly the number one trainer to motivate his players and give them the required tenacity to achieve levels well above its true level.

During his adolescence, Lou Carnesecca combined his studies at St. Ann completo Academy with sport, but have not yet had opted for basketball and practiced any kind of exercise... with little success, given his limited physical gifts. After completing his studies at St. John's University (in New York), he joined military service in the Navy, specifically in the body of the Coast Guard's Atlantic destination not without risk if one takes into account that Carnesecca was assigned there during the year 1945, i.e. in the middle of World War II. After the end of the contest, and after working several years in a grocer's shop on parental property, in the 1950-51 season took charge of his school, St. basketball team. Ann completo Academy, preferring definitely the sport of basket. He had not done bad in basketball school, since one of the most prestigious technicians of the University world, Joe Lapchick, offered him the post of entrenador-ayudante in the no less important University of Saint John's, in it which completed his academic training and a very important production center of world-class players. Eight years Lou Carnesecca remained in the background until prior to the 1965-66 season, Lapchick decided to retire and the University authorities left in his hands the post of entrenador-jefe (head coach). Its five first seasons in the chaotic and tangled American University League resulted in a resounding success, since the Redmen (nickname of the team in the League) reached three times the final phases of the NCAA (National College Athletic Association, first University competition of basketball, at the State level), and participated in the other two in the NIT (National Invitation Tourneyconsolation involving top teams that have failed to reach the finals of the NCAA tournament). One sufficient background, therefore for that professional basketball should be set in the New York technical.

At the beginning of the 1970-71 season, Carnesecca was hired to lead the New York Nets (ABA) Professional League, who had also just hire a future American basketball star: Rick Barry. After a first season of scoring, in his second season in charge of the Nets Louie, joined on the Court by Barry, he managed to reach the final of the competition, but they were defeated by the Indiana Pacers in six games (4-2). Displeasure came not only because Rick Barry forced its transfer to another team, the Golden State Warriors of the NBA, and in professional basketball, that paid dearly. Carnesecca at the Nets third and last season was an absolute disaster, and the Manhattan saw clear that corporate basketball was not their world, so he decided to return to St. John's. Finally and ultimately his basketball rested to enjoy rather than to win, train players technically and tactically superb, and commit to the team in the same cause... things that in professional, dignified exceptions, not used to give. At the University he was warmly received, and quickly turned in another project: form, along with several nearby universities, a Conference, the Big East, which would mean more competition, but also skip the previous phases to reach the finals of the NCAA. Soon the Big East (which Carnesecca won in 1982-83 and 1985-86 seasons) was to become the best conference in the NCAA, and especially in the Decade of the eighties, clashes between St. John's and Georgetown would mark time. Good basketball fans still remember the semi-final that faced both teams in the Final Four of the NCAA in the 1984-85 season. The Redmen had been removed to North Carolina State in the regional final (69-60) and they were a quintet of dream, full of future professional stars (Mark Jackson, Chris Mullin, Willie Glass, Walter Berry and Canadian Bill Wennington); However, despite such artillery, they failed to control the star of the Georgetown Hoyas, Pat Ewing, seeing his dream of access to the final truncated. Ingenious attack systems designed by Carnesecca to the occasion, with locks perpendicular to the line of Fund for the shooting of Mullin and Berry, or the cleared for Jackson, did not give the desired results. However, it is the greatest collective achievement of Saint John's, and therefore, your technician.

Lou Carnesecca continued addressing the Catholic University of New York until the 1991-92 season, year in which he decided to retire. Won/lost balance was 562/200, placing him in a place of privilege not only in college basketball, but in general. Few months after announcing his retirement, us sports authorities named him member of the Hall of Fame (Hall of Fame, in Springfield - Massachusetts-), honor that receive only the largest basketball. Carnesecca work beyond the borders of the Atlantic, being a technician of recognized prestige in Europe and, in particular, in Spain, not only because of its proverbial friendship which was national coach of basketball, Antonio Díaz-Miguel, but because the large amount of formed by players who have distinguished themselves deeply in Hispanic basketball, as Wayne Mackoy (students and Cajamadrid player(, among others) or the legendary David Russell (whose stratospheric mates are still remembered in the fields of youth or students). Perhaps for this reason, when in 1996 was named coach of a combined of young University promises on tour around Europe, the ACB honored him on the occasion of the party faced such selection (with Tyron Lou and Luis Felipe López of stars) against the Spanish, held in Fuenlabrada (Madrid) in June 1996. It was one more way to thank a lifetime dedicated to the sport of basket.