Sunday, March 15, 2015
Angels Bash White Sox with Halos
May 18, 1970 at Chicago – Andy Messersmith (3-4) may want to sue the league for free agency. He has no grounds to sue his own team for lack of run support. California destroyed the White Sox 27-3 with a 30-hit explosion. The top 6 hitters in the Angels lineup (Sandy Alomar, Jim Fregosi, Roger Repoz, Alex Johnson, Jim Spencer and Ken McMullen) each had 4 hits. Repoz hit 3 HRs and drove in 6. Fregosi also drove in 6 and scored 5 runs for a 7-5-4-6 line. Wow! In case you record geeks are wondering (yeah, I looked it up); The MLB record is 30 by Texas against Baltimore in 2007. The Red Sox in 1950 and the White Sox in 1955 had 29. The Cardinals had 28 in 1929. The Indians had 27 in 1923.
May 19, 1970 at Chicago – Bobby Knoop’s 2-run single in the B8 capped a 4-run inning for the White Sox and a come-back 6-5 win. Wilbur Wood (5-1) grabbed the win in relief.
May 20, 1970 at Chicago – Angels hitters had halos over their batting helmets again, winning 11-6 with 20 more hits. McMullen and Spencer each has 3 hits and a big fly. SP Tom Murphy (3-6) joined the act with 2 hits, 2 R, 2 RBI and a HR