Wednesday, May 25, 2016

ChiSox Filibuster Senators in Double, Double-Header

July 24, 1971 (Game #1)
CHICAGO -- It was Polish Heritage Night at Comiskey Park for this DH between Washington at Chicago. Who else would the Senators send to the mound, but Bill Gogolewski. It was wiadomo wykoŇĄczenie. Except, neither Gogolewski or Sox  starter Tommy John were pitchers of record. This one went 14 innings (not what a manager wants to see when two clubs face each other in back-to-back twin bills) and Don Mincher (10) provided the heroics with a solo shot in the top of the 14th. Terry Forster (1-4) was the victimized pitcher. Paul Lindblad (6-1) got the win.

July 24, 1971 (Game #2)
CHICAGO -- The White Sox come back and take the night cap with Tom Bradley (8-7) going the full 9, scattering 9 hits, but allowing just 1 run in a 3-1 victory. Rich McKinney pretended he was Polish for the day and led the offense with 2 hits and 2 RBI.

July 25, 1971 (Game #1)
CHICAGO -- Wilbur Wood (14-8) tossed a complete game as the ChiSox won the opener of this double dipper, 3-2. Jay Johnstone (12) doubled and homered for 2 RBI to lead the hitting. Dick Bosman (6-10) went the distance in a losing effort for the Sens.

July 25, 1971 (Game #2)
CHICAGO -- "Beltin' Bill" Melton (22, 23) belted a pair of homers and drove in 5 to lead the Sox to a 12-0 win and sweep of the DH. McKinney went 4 for 5 and Rich Morales drove in 4, including a bases clearing two bagger. Joel Horlen (4-3) hurled 7 strong for the W.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Redbirds Sweep Phils off Steamy St. Louis Carpet

July 20, 1971
ST. LOUIS -- Matty Alou went 4 for 4 to lead the Cardinals to a 5-4 win. Jerry Reuss (9-8) pitched 7.2 innings for the W. Frank Linzy (5) got the save.

July 21, 1971
ST. LOUIS -- Joe Torre put up a 5-4-4-3 boxscore line to lead St. Louis on a 21-hit attack and an 11-4 victory. Alou, Ted Simmons and Jose Cruz all chipped in 3 hits. Reggie Cleveland (14-6) worked 7  for the win.

July 22, 1971
ST. LOUIS -- "Gibby" (7-8) dominated through the full 9, scattering 9 hits, fanning 8 and yielding just 1 run in a 3-1 Redbirds victory. Simmons, Lou Brock and Gibson himself collected two hits apiece to the home club.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Mets-Redbirds Split at Top of NL East

Cardinals come into this quick 2-game set trailing the Metropolitans by 5 1/2 games. They won't catch them, but maybe can draw a pair of games closer.

July 18, 1971
ST. LOUIS -- New York out-hits St. Louis 10-3, but on the big board, where it counts, it was 2-1 in favor of the Redbirds. The Mets scored in the 4th on a double-play. The Cards tallied their runs in the 5th with RBI hits from the mighty duo of Dal Maxvill and Ted Sizemore. Al Santorini (4-0) and Jon Matlack (0-1) were the pitchers of record. Chuck Taylor (5) got the save.

July 19, 1971
ST. LOUIS -- This one turned ugly in the 2nd for the Cardinals and continued the trend to the end as the Mets bats were relentless in a 14-2 bashing. Cleon Jones led the way with 4 hits and 2 RBI. Duffy Dyer had 3 hits and 2 RBI. Donn Clendenon (6) had 2 hits and 3 RBI, including a solo HR. All told, every player in the NYM staring lineup had a hit, except Tim Foli and SP Ray Sadecki (4-2). The former Cardinals WS ring-winner in 1964 pitched 8 wonderful innings for the win.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Beer and Brats aplenty as ChiSox Blank Brewers

July 9, 1971
CHICAGO -- Andy Kosco (9) blasted a 3-run home run off Terry Forster (1-2) in the 8th to power Milwaukee to a 7-5 victory before a raucous crowd at Comiskey Park for $1 brats and beer weekend. Jim Slaton (3-3) started and won for the Brew Crew.

July 10, 1971
CHICAGO -- Tom Bradley (7-7) hurled 8,1 innings of shut out ball and the White Sox evened this Border War with a 7-0 whitewashing. Walt "No-neck" Williams drove in 3 runs with 2 hits, including an opposite field triple.

July 11, 1971 (Game #1)
CHICAGO -- The 3 B's of beer, brats and bats had the 45,000 plus Sox Park faithful in a frenzy after a 14-0 lid-lifter. Tom Egan (4 hits) and Mike Andrews (5 RBI) did the most damage at the plate. Tommy John (7-8) fired a 5-hit shut out almost under the radar.

July 11, 1971 (Game #2)
CHICAGO -- White Sox pitching completed the series by blanking the Brew Crew for the last 28 innings, including a 3-0 whitewashing in the nightcap, courtesy of Wilbur Wood (13-6). Carlos May provided the big blow with a 2-run triple in the B8th.

For your All-Star Break entertainment, we present The Lovin' Spoonful with Babe Ruth

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Redbirds Take 3 of 4 from 'Stros in Pre-ASG Action

July 9, 1971 (Game #1)
ST. LOUIS -- Julian Javier singled home Jose Cruz in the b01th, allowing St. Louis to earn a 6-5 comeback win. The Cardinals took a 3-0 lead in the 1st when Joe Torre knocked in a pair and eventually scored on a Cruz ground out. Houston chipped away with single runs in the 4th and 6th, then took a 5-3 lead with a crooked number in the 7th. Marty Martinez, Roger Metzger and Doug Radar all had RBI singles. Cruz doubled in Torre in the 8th and then scored on a Ted Sizemore knock. Frank Linzy (2-2) and George Culver (3-3) were the pitchers of record.

July 9, 1971 (Game #2)
ST. LOUIS -- Jerry Reuss (7-8) recorded 26 outs as the Cardinals topped the Astros 3-1 in the nightcap and swept the DH. It was 1-0 in favor of the Redbirds through most of the contest with Wade Blasingame (6-8) at the top of his game for the 'Stros. However a Torre (13) blast and a Dal Maxvill RBI chip shot in the B8th provided the insurance needed. Reuss tired in the 9th as Joe Morgan walked and Cesar Cedeno tripled. Darryl Patterson (1) faced 1 batter and notched the save.

July 10, 1971
ST. LOUIS -- Joe Torre's (14) 3-run bomb in the 5th was the big blow in a 6-2 Cardinals victory. Reggie Cleveland (12-6) tossed 8 strong inning for the W. Jack Billingham (5-4) started and lost for the visitors.

July 11, 1971
ST. LOUIS -- Jim Ray (2-0) was the story in this one. In his first start of the season, he bested Bob Gibson (6-7), going 8.1 shutout innings as Houston salvaged the final series game, 6-0. Buddy Harris finished the game on the bump. Morgan and Jesus Alou batted in two runs apeice.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Redbirds pick Bucs Clean

June 28, 1971
ST. LOUIS -- PH Bob Burda singled in Bob Stinson in the 7th to lift St. Louis to a 2-1 victory. Moe Drabowsky (6-0) won again in relief. Bob Moose (4-3) took the loss. Bill Mazeroski (1) homered in the 6th for the Pirates lone run.

June 29, 1971
ST. LOUIS -- Joe Torre (12) blasted a 3-run homer off Dave Guisti (4-5) in the B10th to power the Redbirds to a 7-5 victory. Chuck Taylor (3-0) earned the win, despite yielding a solo shot to Willie Stargell (3 hits) in the top of the frame. Stargell (27,28) cracked two long ones and drove in 4 of the Bucs 5 tallies. Torre finished with a 5-2-4-3 line.