Friday, May 29, 2015

Pale Hose Sweep Wahoos

July 31, 1970 at Chicago – Bill Melton (17,18) blasted 2 HRs and drove in 5 runs as the White won 6-2. Tommy John (7-10) went the distance on the hill for the win.

August 1, 1970 at Chicago – Bobby Knoop (2) homered and knocked in 3 to lead the ChiSox to a 6-1 victory. Gerry Janeski (7-11) tossed a complete 9 for the W.

August 2, 1970 (Game #1) at Chicago – Ed Herrmann (20) hit a 2-out home run in the bottom of the 5th to break up Rich Hand’s (5-8) no hitter. Herrmann singled and scored a run in the 7th as did Gail Hopkins and the White Sox came back to win 3-2 in the lid-lifter of a Sunday Double Dipper. Jerry Crider (2-3) earned the W for Chicago with 7 innings of work. Wilbur Wood (18) finished up the final 2.


August 2, 1970 (Game #2) at Chicago – The White Sox complete the sweep of the DH and the series with a 3-0 blanking of the Indians. Floyd Weaver (3-1) pitched 8 innings allowing just 2 hits. Lee Stange (1) recorded the final 3 outs. 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Brock's Cycle Earns Redbirds Split with Stros

July 22, 1970 at St. Louis – “The Toy Cannon” Jimmy Wynn (13) sent a solo shell over the wall in the 1st to ignite himself and his Astros mates. Wynn went on to complete a 5-4-4-2 line as Houston bombed the Cardinals 12-3. Cesar Cedeno had 3 hits and 2 RBI. Doug Rader had 2 hits and 3 RBI. Larry Dierker (5-13) pitched the complete game on the bumb.


July 23, 1970 at St. Louis – Lou Brock (4) hit for the cycle as St. Louis cruised to a 16-4 win and a split in the short series. The Redbirds sent 9 batters to the plate in the 1st and tallied 5 against Jack Billingham (5-6). It was almost over, but the crying then with Bob Gibson (14-5) on the hill for St. Loo. Gibby would go the distance.  Brock singled in the 1st, K’d in the 2nd, doubled in the 4th, and also homered with two men on as the Cardinals plated 9 that inning. He tripled to lead off the 7th.                                                               

Big Red Machine Sweep Redbirds off Busch Carpet

July 20, 1970 (Game #1) at St. Louis – Lee May and Johnny Bench clobbered 3 hits apiece as Cincinnati outlasted St. Louis 8-5 in the opener of a double dip. Lou Brock and Joe Torre had 3 hits each for the Cardinals as both teams finished with 15 safeties.

Ju1y 20, 1970 (Game #2) at St. Louis – The Redbirds doubled up on the Reds in hits (12-6), but still fell short 4-3 on the scoreboard as Cincy swept the DH. Tony Cloninger (5-0) remained undefeated. Wayne Granger (14) notched the save.


July 21, 1970 at St. Louis – Bobby Tolan (14) collected 3 RBI on 3 hits, including a 459-foot clout that cleared the green hitter’s backdrop in straightaway CF. This one was all Cincy has they swept the Redbirds with a 7-2 tally. Wayne Simpson (13-4) went the distance on the bump. 

Friday, May 15, 2015

ChiSox Surprise O's with DH Sweep

July 19, 1970 (Game #1) at Chicago – Luis Aparicio (3) doubled, homered and drove in 2 runs to power Chicago to a DH opening win, 6-3. Bobby Knoop also had 2 hits and 2 RBI. Jim Palmer (15-6) and Joel Horlen (8-11) were the pitcher’s of record and tossed complete games. Palmer (1) also cracked a solo HR in the game.

Ju1y 19, 1970 (Game #2) at Chicago – Ken Berry (5) homered and drove in 3 runs to lead Chicago to an improbable DH sweep of the Orioles with a 5-4 win in the nightcap. The ChiSox overcame a 4-0 deficit after 4.5 innings. Floyd Weaver (2-1) pitched well in relief for the W. Wilbur Wood (15) secured the save.


July 20, 1970 at Chicago – Baltimore took the series finale, 7-5, with Brooks Robinson collected a couple of 2-baggers and driving 4. Mike Cuellar (16-5) tossed the complete game.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Tigers Outlast ChiSox in 1st Game, Complete Sweep

July 16, 1970 at Chicago – Mickey Stanley tripled for his first hit of the ballgame in the top of the 20th. He tagged and scored on Al Kaline’s deep fly to RCF giving Detroit a 5-4 marathon victory. Just what the players wanted coming back from the All-Star Break. Tigers used 22 players from their 25-man active roster.

July 17, 1970 at Chicago – Norm Cash and Cesar Gutierrez produced RBI singles in the T7 to lift Detroit to 7-6 win. The Tigers battled back from a 3rd inning grand slam by Gail Hopkins (6).


July 18, 1970 at Chicago – Mickey Lolich (8-9) breezed through 7 innings, gave up 4 in the 8th, but with the help of Tom Timmermann (9) in the 9th, won the game 6-4 and completed the sweep for the Tigers. Bill Freehan (14) and Willie Horton (20) each homered and drove in 2 runs to pace the offensive attack.

Braves Chop Away 3 W's in St. Louis

July 16, 1970 at St. Louis – Tony Gonzalez doubled with the bases loaded in the T7 to plate all 3 runs and deliver a 4-1 win for Atlanta in the first game back from All-Star break. Pat Jarvis (11-6) pitched the CG.

July 17, 1970 at St. Louis – Hank Aaron (23) hit a decisive 3-run homer in the 7th and drove in 4 for the game as the Braves won again 8-5. George Stone (8-9) tossed 8 innings for the win.

July 18, 1970 at St. Louis – Dick Allen (27) went 2-4 with a HR, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored to lead the Cardinals to a 6-4 victory. Bob Gibson (13-5) pitched 8 strong innings. Sal Campisi (5) recorded the 27th out for the save.


July 19, 1970 at St. Louis – Julian Javier had 3 ground balls hit to him by the first 3 batters in the game. He booted all 3 of them!! That was the beginning of the craziness that resulted in 6 errors total for the Redbirds in the game and a 15-8 final score in favor of Atlanta. Rico Carty led the offense with 3 hits and 4 RBI. Orlando Cepeda (22) chipped in 2 hits and 3 RBI, including one long one. Ron Reed (1-2) picked up his first win of the year in easy fashion. Non-pitchers Ed Crosby and Mike Shannon were forced to take the hill for the Cardinals in the 8th and 9th in order to save the arms.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Cubs Pilfer Two of Three from Phils

The Cubs, now finding themselves in second place behind NL East leader New York, attempts to right the ship by winning two of three from Philadelphia.

Game One: Chicago 4, Philly 3. W: Jenkins (10-10); L: Selma (4-4)


The Phils take an early 3-1 lead off Fergie Jenkins, who has been struggling lately, after a Larry Bowa single scores two. But Jenkins settles down to go nine. The Cubs come back with RBI singles in the seventh from Glenn Beckert and Jim Hickman off reliever Dick Selma to win it. Johnny Callison hits two homers to pace Chicago in the tight victory.

Game Two: Cubs 3, Philly 0. W: Hands (14-5); L: Bunning (6-8)

Bill Hands is having an all-star season, winning his 14th game with a complete game five hitter, adding 12 Ks. The Cubs lead 1-0 for most of the game off sharp, 39-year-old Jim Bunning but gets two runs late on RBI singles from Don Kessinger and Billy Williams.

Game Three: Philly 13, Cubs 11 (11 innings). W: Hoerner (4-0); L: Pizzaro (0-1); S: Selma (15)

A wild one at Wrigley. The game starts off with each team scoring four runs in the first inning, as both Kenny Holtzman and Chris Short are banged around. But the Cubs keep up the scoring in the middle innings to take a comfortable 11-5 edge going into the 7th. The Phils aren't done, however, as Larry Hisle's homer moves the score to 11-8 Cubs going into the ninth. Phil Regan comes on to close it for Chicago (after Larry Gura allows two runs to make it 11-10) and promptly surrenders a  tying homer to Tony Taylor with two outs. In the top of the 11th, youngster Juan Pizarro comes in for the Cubs and gives up RBI singles from Denny Doyle and Deron Johnson for the Phillies win.

Philly had 20 hits and Chicago 15 in the long game. Bowa and Taylor had four hit apiece for Philadelphia, while Ron Santo drove in five for Chicago, including his 14th homer. Billy Williams, who also leads the league in homers and RBIs, now has a 14 game hitting streak.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Bucs-Redbirds Split 4 in Steamy St. Loo

July 9, 1970 at St. Louis – Roberto Clemente went 4-4 with 2 RBI and Manny Sanguillen went 3-5 with 5 RBI to lead Pittsburgh to an easy 7-2 victory. Cruising through the entire 9 innings (though we are not sure on what substance) for the W was Dock Ellis (10-5).

July 10, 1970 at St. Louis – Bob Gibson (12-5) went the distance for the Cardinals in a 3-2 win. Joe Torre (7) doubled and homered among his 3 hits to lead the St. Loo offense. Bill Mazeroski’s (5) 2-run blast in the 7th tallied the only runs for the Bucs.

July 11, 1970 at St. Louis – Carl Taylor went 3-3 with a pair of doubles, 3 RBi and 3 runs scored to account for all 6 of Redbirds’ marker in a 6-4 win. This, despite the 2-HR, 3 RBI performance by Clemente (6,7). Al Hrabosky (1-1) notched the win in relief. Sal Campisi (4) nailed down the save. Bob Veale (8-9) took the loss on the hill for the Pirates.


July 12, 1970 at St. Louis – The visitor’s found the “Lumber Company” banging out 19 hits to earn a split in the series with a 12-5 victory. Matty Alou (5-6, 3 RBI) and Sanguillen (4-5, 3RBI) led the way. Luke Walker (4-2) won in relief with 3.2 IP of shutout ball. Mike Torrez (6-11) started and lost for the home club.