Funeral services for former major league baseball player Gus Zernial begin this morning at 11 o'clock at Clovis Hills Community Church. Zernial, a slugger who earned the nickname "Ozark Ike," settled in Clovis after his 11-year career ended. He became a sports broadcaster and one of the Fresno Grizzlies' biggest advocates. He died Thursday at age 87 after a long illness.
Remembrances may be sent to Hinds Hospice, 1416 Twain Ave., Fresno, CA 93711.