Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Redbirds Stun Jints with Sweep

August 14, 1970 (Game #1) at St. Louis – Jose Cardenal (7) blasted a solo HR in the B8 off Juan Marichal (7-10) to lift the Cardinals to a 5-4 win in the lid-lifter of a dog-days double dipper. Frank Linzy (1-3) earned his first W of the year. Willie McCovey and Lou Brock added 3 hits apiece for their respective ball clubs.

August 14, 1970 (Game #2) at St. Louis – Joe Torre (10) highlighted a 3-run 6th inning for the Redbirds with a 2-run home run to lead them to a 4-3 win and DH sweep. Jerry Reuss (4-5) got the win the Chuck Taylor (5) notching the save.

August 15, 1970 at St. Louis – Nelson Briles (2-8) pitched 8 shaky innings, but got some 9th inning help from Frank Bertaina (1) as St. Louis won 9-6. The Redbirds overcame home runs and 3 RBI each from Willie Mays (23) and Ken Henderson (11).


August 16, 1970 at St. Louis – Dick Allen doubled in a pair of runs in the B7 to lead St. Louis to a 3-2 win and a sweep of the series. Tom Hilgendorf (1-0) notched the win in relief with Taylor (6) getting his second save of the series. 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Redbirds Roast Friars

August 11, 1970 at St. Louis – It may have been a “meaningless” game in the standings, but don’t tell that to the batters on these two clubs. They combined for 37 hits in a wild 13-10 St. Louis win. Jose Cardenal (5-2-5-5), Joe Torre (5-2-4-0) and Dick Allen (5-3-3-3) paced the Redbirds (19 team hits). Dave Campbell (5-3-4-0), Cito Gaston (5-2-3-2) and Ollie Brown (5-1-3-4) led the Padres (18 team hits).

August 12, 1970 at St. Louis – Bob Gibson (16-7) fanned 12 through 7 2/3 IP to lead the Cardinals to an 8-2 victory. Cardenal again led the offense with 2 hits and 3 RBI.

August 13, 1970 at St. Louis – Al Ferrara and Ollie Brown drove in 3 runs apiece as San Diego salvaged the final game 8-7. Clay Kirby (6-15) was the winner on the hill. Jack Baldshun (1) earned the save.


Thursday, June 4, 2015

Cardinals win 3 "Meaningless" Games

August 7, 1970 at St. Louis – Dan McGinn (6-10) pitched a CG, 7-hit shutout and Jim Fairey went 4-5 as Montreal whitewashed the Cardinals 8-0.

August 8, 1970 at St. Louis – Harry Parker (1-0) and Frank Linzy (2) returned the favor on Les Expos, blanking them 2-0 to even the series. Lou Brock and Ed Crosby had RBI hits

August 9, 1970 (Game #1) at St. Louis – Lou Brock bolted for the plate just as soon as 2B Gary Sutherland released his throw to 1B to retire Crosby. Brock’s speed was the difference as he led off the B10 with a triple, then defied the drawn in infield. His daring led to a 5-4 Cardinals win. John Bateman (17,18) accounted for all of the Expos runs with a pair of 2-run homers.

August 9, 1970 (Game #2) at St. Louis – Ed Crosby had 3 hits and drove in 2 to lead St. Louis to a 7-2 victory, a sweep of the steamy (99 degrees) Sunday DH and a win in the series. Jerry Reuss (3-5) tossed 8 innings for the W.


ChiSox - Halos Divide Blessings

August 7, 1970 at Chicago – Bart Johnson (3-1) and Wilbur Wood (19) combined on the hill to beat California 2-1. Johnson tossed 6 shutout innings. Wood floated through the final 3. Syd O’Brien led the Sox offense with 3 hits.

August 8, 1970 at Chicago – Mel Queen (2) k’d Carlos May with the bags full in the B9 to preserve a 4-3 win for the Angels. Rudy May (9-7) started for the Halos and got the W. Jim Fregosi’s (23) 2-run bomb in the 1st off Bob Miller (2-4) got things started for the visitors.

August 9, 1970 (Game #1) at Chicago – Luis Aparicio (5) and Bill Melton (22) left the yard and Tommy John (9-10) hurled a complete game as Chicago won the DH opener 6-3. Bobby Knoop and Duane Josephson chipped in 3 hits for the winners. Sandy Alomar had 3 safeties for the Halos as Clyde Wright (15-6) lost a rare game.


August 9, 1970 (Game #2) at Chicago – Jay Johnstone’s (10) solo blast in the top of the 8th was the difference maker as California earned a split in the DH and the series with a 4-2 win. Alex Johnson (12) also went yard for the Halos. Ken Tatum (17) pitched 2 innings of 1-hit relief for the save of Tom Murphy’s (8-14) win. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Mets Sweep Redbirds to the Bottom

August 5, 1970 at St. Louis – Danny Frisella (4-1) and 3 other hurlers combined on a 5-hit blanking of St. Louis. Donn Celndenon (13) and Ron Swoboda (8) each homered and drove in a pair of runs as the Mets won 5-0.


August 6, 1970 at St. Louis – Tommie Agee and Art Shamsky pounded out 3 hits apiece to lead the Mets to a 5-3 win and sweep of the Redbirds. Tom Seaver (15-6) was terrific over 8 innings for the W. Ron Taylor (15) tossed the 9th for the save.

ChiSox Give Royal Flush out of Chicago

August 3, 1970 at Chicago – Gail Hopkins tripled to lead off the B9 for Chicago and scored on Syd O’Brien’s single to give the White Sox a 5-4 win. Wilbur Wood (10-6) had blown the save in the T9 when Lou Piniella (4-5, 2RBI) singled in a run to make it 4-4.


August 4, 1970 at Chicago – The ChiSox have now won 7 consecutive as they shellacked the Royals 15-8 to complete a 2-game sweep. Bill Melton (19,20) clubbed a pair of 3-run home runs to power the offense. Duane Stephenson (3) and Bob Spence (4) also went yard. Luis Aparicio had 4 hits and scored twice. Tommy John (8-10) earned the win on the hill.