Saturday, April 25, 2015

Athletics Attack White Sox

June 30, 1970 at Chicago – Catfish Hunter (11-7) threw 7 2/3 innings of 2-hit, shutout ball as Oakland pounded the White Sox 8-1. Sal Bando (8) homered and drove in 3. Bert Campaneris had 3 hits.

July 1, 1970 at Chicago – Syd O’Brien had 3 hits to lead the ChiSox to a 5-3 win. Stan Spence (1) hit his first HR of the year. Gary Janeski (6-8) notched the win over Rollie Fingers (4-5). Wilbur Wood (13) got the save.


July 2, 1970 (Game #1) at Chicago – Diego Segui (5-2) fires a complete-game, 3-hitter as Oakland takes the rubber game 8-1. Reggie Jackson (19) bombed a 3-run Home run in the 5-run 5th

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Phillies Bury Redbirds under the Arch

June 26, 1970 at St. Louis – Philadelphia leap frogs St. Louis in the standings as Rick Wise (8-4) bests Bob Gibson (10-5) 5-2 in the opener of this 4-game set. Dick Selma (11) got the save. Tony Taylor led the Phillies offense with 3 hits.

June 27, 1970 at St. Louis – Mike Compton’s (2) grand slam in the 7th highlighted a 5-run explosion for the Phils as they win again 10-5. Woodie Fryman (2-10) earned just his second W of the season. Jerry Reuss (0-2) remains winless for the Redbirds. Philly SS Larry Bowa chipped in 4 hits, 2 2Bs, and 2 runs scored.   

June 28, 1970 (Game #1) at St. Louis – Mike Torrez (6-8) and Sal Campisi (3) combine on a 6-hit shutout as St. Louis gets off the schneid with a 2-0 victory in the first of a Sunday Double Dip. Torrez had the RBI single in the 2nd that proved to be the game-winner.


June 28, 1970 (Game #2) at St. Louis – Ron Stone tripled in a pair of runs in the T1 to highlight a 3-run inning for the Phils before the fans have returned from the concession stands for the night cap. Cards answered with 1 each in the 2nd and 3rd. Phillies plate one each in the 3rd and 4th. A late-inning rally is snuffed out by Selma (12) and Philly takes the series with a 5-4 win.  Chris Short (2-9) started a won for Philadelphia on the hill. 

Twinks Take 3 from ChiSox; Lead AL with 50 Ws

June 26, 1970 at Chicago – George Mitterwald banged out 4 hits and 4 RBI to pace a wild 17-9 Twins win. Leo Cardenas also added 4 hits to the 26-hit attack. Tony Oliva (19) also drove in 4, including a massive 436-foot 3-run bomb. Jim Kaat (11-2) was the WP. Bob Miller (1-1) was the LP. Syd O’Brien had 4 hits in the losing effort for the Sox.

June 27, 1970 at Chicago – Cesar Tovar wasted no time extending his hitting streak to 14 games with a single to lead off the game. Two batters later, Harmon Killebrew (20) gave the Twins all the runs they would need with a 2-run blast. Bert Blyleven (6-0) K’d 10 through 7 IP. Ron Perranoski (16) fanned two more as Minnesota won 2-1. O’Brien (5) provided the only run for the ChiSox with a solo shot in the 6th.

June 28, 1970 (Game #1) at Chicago – PH Rick Renick (6) hit the first knuckler he saw from Wilbur Wood over the LF wall to lift Minnesota to a 8-6 win in first game of a twin bill. Killebrew (21) also had a 3-run blast in the 5th. Oliva led all hitters going 5-5. Stan Williams (5-0) kept his slate spotless with a win in relief. Perranoski (17) added to his league-leading saves total. It was win #50 for Minnesota, which continues to pace the entire American League.


June 28, 1970 (Game #2) at Chicago – Ken Berry (4 hits) singled in PR Tommy McGraw in the B9 to salvage a 9-8 win for the Pale Hose. Wood (9-4) got the win in relief. Perranoski took the L. Apparently; a 20-25 mph wind blowing in from LCF had little effect as 6 balls went flying out of the yard: Brant Alyea (10) and Rich Reese (4) for the Twinkies; Luis Aparicio (2), Carlos May (10), Bill Melton (13) and Ed Herrmann (18) for the ChiSox. 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Cubs Take Division Lead by Winning Series from Mets

The Mets came to Wrigley with a slim, half game lead over the Cubs, but lost four of five. Four of the games were very close, with the first two going to extra innings The Cubs now lead the Mets in the NL East by 2.5 games.

Game One: Cubs 7, Mets 6, (10 innings)

W: Jenkins (9-7)
L: Folkers (1-1)

The Cubs find themselves down 5-4 in the bottom of the ninth after the Mets explode for four runs in the top of the eighth off Cubs ace Fergie Jenkins, punctuated by Tommie Agee's 10th homer. But the Cubbies rally for the tying run off Mets reliever Rich Folkers in the bottom of the ninth, on a Johnny Callison double down the right field line and RBI single by Ernie Banks. The Mets' Art Shamsky hits his second homer of the day in the top of the 10th to give NY a 6-5 lead.

But then, in the bottom of the 10th, with Folkers still in, Paul Popovich doubles and Billy Williams follows with a two run homer. He leads the league with 28 round trippers. Jenkins goes all the way to win his 9th.

Game Two: Cubs 2, Mets 1 (11 innings)
W: Aguirre (1-2)
L: Cardwell (0-3)

The Mets' Ray Sadecki and the Cubs' Joe Decker hook up in a pitching duel, tied at one after nine. But in the bottom of the 11th, Don Cardwell hits Ernie Banks and allows a single from Cleo James with two outs. The next batter, Jack Hiatt, scorches a double down the left field line to finally win it. Both teams recorded 10 strikeouts, with the Cubs' Jim Hickman hitting the only longball, his 12th of the year.

Game Three: Mets 9, Cubs 1
W: Ryan (6-2)
L: Reynolds (0-1)

The Ryan Express comes in and blows away the Cubs in a complete game, with young Nolan striking out six and only allowing five hits to move to 6-2. The Cubs start youngster Archie Reynolds, who doesn't fare well and and is gone in the fifth after surrendering eight runs. Wayne Garrett provides the big bat for the Mets, hitting a grand slam and driving in six while going three for four.

Game Four: Cubs 5, Mets 4

W: Hands (11-5)
L: Seaver (9-6)
S: Regan (3)

A premier pitching matchup between Tom Seaver and Bill Hands in the second game of a doubleheader. Seaver, however, is not sharp, walking four and allowing six runs in seven innings. Billy Williams, having a magnificent season, scorches Seaver for a two run homer in the seventh to lead to an early shower for Tom Terrific. Hands is also not superb, giving up five runs and 12 hits in eight innings but giving the Cubs some needed length in innings pitched. Phil Regan shuts down the Mets in the ninth for his third save. Don Kessinger and Williams both drive in two, while the Mets are led again by Garrett, who goes three for three.

Game Five: Cubs 11, Mets 0
W: Holtzman (10-5)
L: Koosman (4-5)

The Cubs accent their series win by blowing out the Mets in the fifth series game. The game is closer than the score indicates, with the Mets' Jerry Koosman only allowing four runs in his six innings of work and leaving with a 4-0 deficit. But Mets reliever Rich Folkers is again blasted, this time for seven runs total in the seventh and eighth innings. Ernie Banks hits two more homers and now has 12, while Ron Santo knocks his 11th. Kenny Holtzman goes all the way for the Cubs to record his 10th win. 


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Yanks Split with ChiSox

June 16, 1970 at Chicago – It’s mid-June and as the weather heats up, so do the bats. The Yankees and White Sox each banged out 13 hits in a wild one on the South Side. Chicago took a 7-1 lead, only to have the Bombers hit back with 6 in the top of the 7th. Two errors and a wild pitch allowed the ChiSox to tally 3 in the bottom of the 7th, and then held on for a 10-7 win. Carlos May paced the Sox with 4 hits. Ed Hermann (14) had 3 hits, including a 3-run bomb. Thurman Munson led the Pinstripes with 3 bingos.


June 17, 1970 at Chicago – Fritz Peterson (9-4) scattered 10 hits through 8 IP, but did not allow a run as New York split the series with a 4-0 win. Roy White’s 2-run double in the 1st would prove to be plenty.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Senators (must be Republican) Sweep Out Chicago Machine

June 12, 1970 at Chicago – Joe Pryweller and Ted Williams (Joe, did you ever think you would be written about in the same sentence as Teddy Ballgame?) have the Senators playing above .500 ball. They moved their 1970 record to 28-27 with a 4-1 win over Chicago. Paul Casanova and Ed Brinkman banged out 3 hits apiece. George Brunet (3-3) tossed 6.0 IP for the W. Darold Knowles (4) pitched 2.0 for the save.

June 13, 1970 at Chicago – Washington sent 9 batters to the plate in the T1 and scored 4 times. It held up as Senators win again 4-3. Mike Epstein tripled in 2 and Bernie Allen (3) homered in 2. Joe Gzenda (1-2) hurled 6 for the win. Knowles (5) again tossed the final 2 for the save.

June 14, 1970 (Game #1) at Chicago – The Sens made it 3 consecutive with a 6-4 win in the lid-lifter of a Flag Day double header. Aurelio Rodriguez (3) led a quartet of Washingtonians with 3 hits with his 2 2Bs and a HR. Epstein, Del Unser, and Lee Maye also chipped in 3 knocks to the total of 16. Dick Bosman (9-2) got the win with Knowles (6) adding another S. Walt Williams (2) and Ken Berry (3) went yard for the ChiSox.


June 14, 1970 (Game #2) at Chicago – A display of in-game fireworks by the Senators pre-ceding the scheduled post-game ones, led to a 5-4 come-from-behind victory and a DH and series sweep. Rodriguez (4,5) again led the way with solo shots in the 4th and 6th. Big Frank Howard (11) also went yard in the 6th with bases empty to give Washington a 3-2 advantage. In fact all five runs were scored on solo blasts on a hot, muggy day on Chicago’s South Side. The White Sox took a 4-3 with two runs in the B6. It stayed that way until two outs in the T9 when Rick Reichardt (5) and Unser (2) went back-to-back. 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

One for Red; One for White

June 9, 1970 at Chicago – Bill Melton’s (9) 2-run blast in the 1st held up for a 2-1 White Sox victory. Gerry Janeski (5-4) out-battled Sonny Siebert (2-8) for the win. Wilbur Wood (11) added the iron-man 3-inning save.


June 10, 1970 at Chicago – Mike Nagy (2-2) hurled 8 strong innings for a 4-1 Red Sox victory, including a vital 8th inning show-down with Melton. With 2 outs and the bases loaded and the Carmines leading 4-1 in the B8, Melton sent a 1-1 pitch deep down the LF line, but just foul. The next pitch was sent into almost the exact spot. The next was just hit into fair territory, but landed in Yaz’s glove at the warning track. Sparky Lyle (9) nailed down the save. Yaz (14) hit a 418-foot, 2-run HR in the 4th. Tony Conigliaro (11) followed with a solo blast  

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Cards Win 2 of 3 with White-washings of Padres

June 5, 1970 at St. Louis – Mike Torrez (5-6) and Pat Dobson (3-6) locked horns in a dandy pitcher’s duel. Joe Hague’s (5) solo shot in the 2nd inning was the only tally in a 1-0 Cardinals win.

June 6, 1970 at St. Louis – Steve Carlton (5-5) evened his 1970 record with a CG, 7-hit, 4-0 shutout over the Padres. Lou Brock (3) smashed 3 hits, including a solo HR in the 7th. Dick Allen (15) also went deep in the 7th. Steve Huntz contributed 3 hits for the Friars.


June 7, 1970 at St. Louis – Danny Coombs (1-4) turned the tables on Bob Gibson (8-3) and the Redbirds with his first W of the year. Coombs tossed 6 innings, yielding just 1 run before tiring in the 8th. San Diego won the series finale 8-5. Al Fererra led the Friars offense, diving in two with 3 hits. Jose Arcia also chipped in 3 hits.