Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Sox Sweep Sunday Double Dip and Earn Split with Halos

June 25, 1971
CHICAGO -- Jim Spencer (17) cracked a 2-run home run in the 3rd and Billy Cowan (4) added a solo shot in the 5th to power the Angels to a 4-2 win. Tom Murphy (6-5) pitched 7 strong innings Lloyd Allen (7) finished it up.

June 26, 1971
CHICAGO -- Jim Spencer went 5-5 with a pair of RBI as the Halos knocked down the ChiSox 8-1. Rudy May (5-3) surrendered the only Chicago hit on the day, a 7th inning HR to Rick Reichardt (9). Angels' backstop John Stephenson (2) contributed 3 hits and 2RBI, including a 9th inning solo shot.

June 27, 1971 (Game #1)
CHICAGO -- Two 20-game winners on the hill and the game went as you would expect. Mike Andrews lifted a sacrifice fly in the B9th to plate Carlos May with the game's lone run. Sox win 1-0. Wilbur Wood (11-4) topped Andy Messersmith, though Dave LaRoche (1-2) wass tagged with the loss.

June 27, 1971 (Game #2)
CHICAGO -- Joe Horlen (2-1) comes up with his best game of the year as the White Sox sweep the DH 3-2 and split the series. Horlen tossed 7 IP, giving up 2 runs on 10 hits. Bart Johnson (2) notched the save. Rickey Clark was a loser in his first start of the campaign.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

May Shines in June in St. Louis

June 14, 1971
ST. LOUIS -- Lee May (13) bombed a grand slam in the 1st inning off Jerry Reuss (4-6) and the Reds never looked back in a 13-6 beat down. May finished with 5 RBI. Ross Grimsley (3-1) pitched 8.1 innings for the win.

June 15, 1971
ST. LOUIS -- Lee May (14) expanded his hitting streak to 11 games -- and how! May doubled and homered among his 4 hits and drove in a pair to lead Cincy to a 9-6 win, which brought their season mark to .500 (32-32). Jim Merritt (3-6) was the winning pitcher with Clay Carroll (8) getting the save.  

June 16, 1971
ST. LOUIS -- The Redlegs lost the final game of this series 5-4, but not for lack of May (15, 16, 17) trying his best. The burly slugger hit 3 out of Busch and drove in all 4 runs for the visitors. Bernie Carbo was the only other Reds player to record a base hit. Al Santorini (1-0) tossed 8 innings for the W. Moe Drabowsky (2) got the save. Ted Sizemore had 3 hits to lead the Cardinals.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Redbirds Kick Parrot off Bucs shoulder

June 10, 1971
ST. LOUIS -- Matty Alou put up a 5-4-5-4 boxscore line and was a homer shy of the cycle.  It was one of those games where it all went wrong for the Bucs staff, and the Cardinals blew away the Pirates 14-0. Steve Blass (5-6) started and was gone after 4 IP, giving up 9 ER on 10 hits with 5 walks. Joe Torre smacked 3 more hits for the Redbirds. Jerry Reuss (4-5) was the beneficiary of the largesse as he went the distance for the shut out.

June 11, 1971
ST. LOUIS -- Dock Ellis (10-0) remained clean on the year (reference to his record not what he puts in his body) defeating St. Louis 4-1, Manny Sanguillen and Willie Stargell backed him offensively with 3 hits apiece. Dave Giusti (12) put out a bases loaded fire in the 8th and recorded the save.

June 12, 1971
ST. LOUIS -- Roberto Clemente (3 hits) tripled to drive in 2 runs in the the T8th and give the Pirates a 6-5 lead only to have Jerry McNertney answer with a triple in the B8th to score Alou and Torre as the Cardinals won 7-6. Starting pitcher Nelson Briles collected 3 hits for the Bucs. Alou, Torre and Joe Hague had 3 each in a winning cause for the Redbirds. Chuck Taylor (2-0) got the win in relief.

June 13, 1971
ST. LOUIS -- Steve Carlton (6-4) fires a 3-hit shutout and the Cardinals wind up taking 3 of 4 from Pittsburgh with a 1-0 blanking. Ted Simmons sacrifice fly in the B8 plated Lou Brock with the games only tally.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

ChiSox Take 2 of 3 from Tigers; D-Day Veterans honored

June 4, 1971
CHICAGO -- "Beltin' Bill" Melton (12) banged out 3 hits, including his 12 homer of the year, driving in 5 runs for a 7-3 White Sox winner. The Sox piled up 6 runs in the first 3 innings off Mickey Lolich (9-6). Wilbur Wood (8-2) went the the full 9 for the victory in this battle of ace southpaws.

June 5, 1971
CHICAGO -- Not exactly your model Major League Baseball game. The White Sox won 12-7. A total of 5 errors were committed. Each pitching staff gave out 8 free passes each. Both teams left 10 on base. Hitting? Ok, there was some of that. Mike Andrews led the Sox with 3 base knocks, Tom Egan (2) smacked a 3-run HR.

June 6, 1971
CHICAGO -- D-Day anniversary! Numerous veterans were on hand who took part in the Normandy, France invasion 27 years ago today. Their mention gets the bold letters in this write-up. Tigers salvage 1 game in the series with a 7-3 win. They plated 4 in the T9th. Aurelio Rodriguez, who went 3-for-5 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBI plated the game-winner with an RBI IF ground-out.
Al Kaline and Bill Freehan also collected RBI singles. Mickey Stanley added a SF.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

O's Now 39-8 After Sweeping ChiSox

May 31, 1971 (Game #1)
CHICAGO -- Jim Palmer (10-1) hit double figures in wins with a CG, 4-hitter and a 6-1 win. Don Buford had the biggest day offensively with 2 hits and 2 RBI.

May 31, 1971 (Game #2)
CHICAGO -- The Orioles move to 30 games over .500 (38-8) with a 7-3 win and DH sweep. Dave McNally (9-1) was the CG winner. Frank Robinson (3 hits) and Andy Etchebarren (3 RBI) led the offense.

June 2, 1971
CHICAGO -- Don Buford went 4-4 with 2 RBI as the O's complete the series sweep on the road with a 6-5 win. Eddie Watt (7), the only reliever used in the series by Baltimore, closed out the B9th, leaving potential tying and winning runs on first and second. Pat Dobson (8-1) pitched 8.2 innings for the W.

Saturday, April 2, 2016



League leading Houston comes in for a 3 game set and takes 2 of 3


June 1st, 1971
Atlanta -- Houston take game 1 13-7 in 10 innings as the Braves bullpen implodes and gives up 6 runs in the 10th. Joe Morgan goes 3-6 with 5 RBI's. Lemaster the win in relief (2-2), Herbel gives up 5 runs for the loss (1-3)


June 2nd, 1971
Atlanta -- Houston takes game 2, 5-2 as Wilson throws a CG 5-hitter for his 8th win on the year. Reed the loss now 2-5


June 3rd, 1971
Atlanta -- Atlanta takes the getaway game 7-5, Williams 2-4 with 3 RBI's, Priddy the win in relief 1-1 and Barber his first save of the year, Harris the loss now 0-1