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    Following and rooting for the impossible (Go Brewers!)

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    How the heck do you nerdos play fantasy baseball based on a season from 37 years ago?! And you all know girls exist out there in the real world, don't you? Please tell me you're at least making some money playing this, a la fantasy football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by futurehalloffamer View Post
    How the heck do you nerdos play fantasy baseball based on a season from 37 years ago?! And you all know girls exist out there in the real world, don't you? Please tell me you're at least making some money playing this, a la fantasy football.
    It's not fantasy baseball. My wife would rather see me spend an hour a day doing this rather than getting liquored up or chasing women.

    This is a hobby, not a money making venture.

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    The hapless Mets have just been swept in three games by the Braves. The first and third games went 13 innings. On Friday, June 2, the game was scoreless after 12, and the Mets gave uo 8 runs in the top of the 13th, losing 8-1.

    Even worse for the Mets, Jerry Grote and Rusty Staub (who is the best Met offensively) were each injured and will each miss at least a month. They are being replaced by Bill Sudakis and Dave Schneck.

    Currently the Mets have a .250 winning percentage. This is the same winning percentage they had in 1962.

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    Another night at home and not pursuing an affair...

    It's June 6, 1972 and I've just played the game with the highest offensive output of the season:

    Min 300 200 021 03-11 24 0
    Bal 000 023 012 00-8 12 0
    W-Granger (1-1) L-Jackson (1-2)

    In the second inning, Jim Perry was ejected for hitting Dave Johnson and received a six game suspension. Johnson will be out for about 10 days. In the 10th inning, Rod Carew was ejected for arguing balls and strikes. Perry's ejection left the Twins to rely on their extremely inconsistant bullpen. Baltimore's bullpen is shaky as well. Both teams have excellent starting pitching and unreliable bullpens.

    The Twins are tied with Oakland (who won earlier tonight in Cleveland) and this win maintains the tie. Oakland is in Cleveland and has shut out the Indians two nights in a row now. The Indians have had such a total lack of succes that the A's may spot start the awful Denny McLain in the final game of the Indians series, and save Blue, Hotzman and Hunter for their upcoming series with the Tigers.

    Despite two losses in a row to Minnesota, the Orioles remain in first, but their lead against the Yankees and Tigers is shrinking. Tonight the Yankees play Texas and the Tigers have a doubleheader against the Angels. The Angels and Rangers at the bottom of the AL west.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKBaseball View Post
    Following and rooting for the impossible (Go Brewers!)
    Just finished the 6/8 Mil @ KC game. The Brewers scored 2 in the ninth to win 4-3. They took 2 of 3 from the slumping Royals, and are now in 4th place, one game below .500 and 5 games out of first.

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    Smile Game of the Week, June 10, 1972

    The GOTW is Oakand @ Detroit.
    The backup game is Minnesota @ Cleveland

    On Fri, June 9th, the A's and Twins entered play in tie for first in the AL west.

    In Detroit, Vida had another subpar performance, in what has been a disapointing season for him. Blue gave up 5 runs in 4 innings, including 2 HRs. the Tigers managed only hits, 4 of which were HRs, and defeated Oakland 7-3. Mickey Lolich continued his Cy Young worthy season, increasing his record to 10-6. Blue's record drops to 3-7. The Tigers have been slumping, having just endured a 3 game sweep by the awful California Angels.

    In Cleveland, the Indians jumped out to 3-0 lead in the third (only one of the runs is earned) against Bert Blyleven. The Twins were hitting the ball well (they ended up leaving 6 on who were in scoring position). Gaylord Perry took a shutout into the 9th inning, but the Twins loaded the bases, and with one out Phil Roof hit a triple, which tied the game. In the 10th inning Rod Carew tripled and Harmon Killebrew drove him in with a single. The Twins pulled out a 4-3 victory. Blyleven got a no decision. Dave LaRoche, who got off to a terrible start but has been pitching well recently, got the win in relief. Gaylord Perry took the CG loss.

    Pitching probables:
    Oak (Holtzman 8-2 2.15) at Detroit (Timmerman 5-2 2.42)
    Min (Woodson 8-5 2.73) at Cle (Tidrow 5-3 2.90 or Wilcox 0-6 4.39)
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    June 10, 1972

    The starting lineups:

    Oakland

    Campaneris SS
    Rudi LF
    Jackson RF
    Epstein 1B
    Bando 3B
    Tenace C
    O Brown CF
    Cullen 2B
    Holtzman P

    Detroit

    Taylor 2B
    Rodriguez 3B
    Jata 1B
    I Brown RF
    Horton LF
    Stanley CF
    Brinkman SS
    Haller C
    Timmerman P

    Temp is in the 90, with a very strong wind blowing from left to right.

    In the first inning, Rudi walks and Jackson doubles him in, but Jackson is thrown out trying to strech his double to a triple.

    In the bottom of the first, the Tigers load the bases with one out, then Campaneris boots a grounder by Horton, which ties the game. Mickey STanley singles to right scoring another run (the Tigers have little team speed and the A's have a strong armed outfield). With 2 outs Haller hits whay looks to be a sure double down the first base line, but it hits the first base umpire, limiting Haller to a single. Two more runs score.
    In the first, the Tigers bat around and score 4 unearned runs. Tigers lead 4-1.

    Second inning, Bando leads off with a single, Tenace triples to center. Score is now 4-2. With 1 out Cullen singles to right, scoring Tenace. Score 4-3.
    In the bot6tom of the second the Tigers have 1st and third with two outs, but do not score.

    Third inning and fourth inning: both sides three up, three down.

    fifth inning: with two outs, Campaneris singles and steals second, but hot-hitting Joe Rudi is called out on strikes to end the inning, Tigers still lead 4-3. The Tigers go down, 3 up, 3 down.

    Sixth inning: Jackson lead off with a walk, Epstein singles him to third. Bando hits a sac fly to Horton which ties the game. For the Tigers, Stanley leads off with a single, but can not advance, Inning ends when Rudi makes a nice catch on Timmerman's shallow fly.

    Sevent inning-with one out Holtzman singles. Joe Niekro relieves Timmerman. With two outs, Rudi doubles moving Holtzman to third. Reggie Jackson steps in and is IWed. Mike Epstein who is 1 for 3 steps in. Epstein hits one in the gap and comes up with a bases clearing double!! A's now lead 7-4. Bando walks. Tenace grounds into a force to end the inning.

    Seventh inning stretch.

    Bottom of the seventh: Tony Taylor leads off with a double. Rodriguez hits a long triple, scoring Taylor-score is now 7-5. A's pull infield in...with one out, Ike Brown singles to right scoring Rodriguez, score is now 7-6., but Holtzman gets the next two outs.

    Eighth inning: Tigers pull double switch: Northrup enters game as CF, batting ninth and Chuck Seelbach now pitching and hitting sixth. For the A's, Ollie Brown reaches on an error by Taylor and with one out is sacrificed to second by Holtzman. Campaneris Ks to end the inning, For Detroit, Northrup singles wuth two outs, but dies at first.

    Ninth inning: Rudi aand Jackson open with back to back walks. Next up, Epstein grounds into a 643 double play and Rudi takes third.

    Bottom of the ninth: Knowles and Fingers ready in the A's bullpen. Rodriguez (2 for 4) flies to RF. Jata (2 for 4) grounds to SS. Ike Brown (1 for 2) hits a sharp liner down the LF line and Rudi makes a great sliding catch to end the game!! Final score 7-6.

    Oak 120 001 300-7 9 2
    Det 400 000 200-6 10 1
    W-Holtzman (9-2) L-Timmerman (5-3)
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    Other games for June 10:

    Min 100 100 011-4 9 2
    Cle 000 000 000-0 7 1
    W-Woodson (9-5) L-Tidrow (5-4)
    Woodson pitches his 4th shutout of the season, He is very effective as long as he doesn't give up HRs. He has given up 14 HRs so far, which leads AL pitchers (he is tied with BilL Parsons and Ken Brett of the Brewers). Tovar and Thompson each have 2 hits. Twins remain in first in AL west.

    Cal 000 020 000-2 6 0
    Bos 100 000 000-1 4 0
    W-Ryan (4-7) L-Pattin (6-5)
    Ryan strikes out 11 as he edges Pattin in a tense pitchers duel. The Angels have now won 5 in a row.

    Mil 100 000 000-1 4 0
    Chi 000 040 20x-6 10 0
    W-Bahnsen (4-9) L-Brett (1-9)
    Pitching match-up between two of the season's worst starters. Brett gets hurt in 5th and goes on DL. Dick Allen hits his 18th HR of season.

    Cin 110 000 000-2 12 0
    Mon 032 000 000-5 10 0
    W-Renko (6-4) L-Grimsley (2-2)
    In second inning, Bob Bailey, Ken Singleton and John Boccabella hit consecutive HRs

    Hou 200 010 000-3 11 0
    NY 320 000 000-5 12 0
    W-Sadecki (1-2) L-Roberts (4-7) S-McAndrew (1)
    Jon Matlack left the game in the 3rd. He shouldn't miss a start. Light hitting Cleon Jones goes 4-4.

    Chi 001 000 010-2 9 0
    SF 103 000 000 -4 5 2
    W-Willoughby (2-1) L-Hooton (11-3)
    Good pitching match-up between two very good rookies. The difference maker is Dave Kingman's 2 out HR in the 3rd. At this point, Hooton is a front-runner for ROY and CYA.

    Night games:

    Atl 000 002 000-2 7 0
    Phi 000 030 01x-4 10 0
    W-Carlton (9-6) L-Reed (4-6)
    Carlton strikes out 14, and gets 3 hits while getting his 9th win. A good game between two teams that are going nowhere.

    Pit 001 000 000-1 3 0
    LA 100 010 000-2 4 1
    W-Sutton (8-3) L-Briles (9-2)
    40th win of the season for the Dodgers. Great preview of a possible post-season match-up. The Dodgers are on pace to win 114 games this season.

    StL 010 000 200-3 7 0
    SD 000 000 000-0 2 0
    W-Gibson (9-3) L-Greif (4-7)
    Bob Gibson throws a two hitter, which keeps St Louis in first place. Two seperate ejections in the 1st: Lou Brock arguing balls and strikes and Enzo Hernandez arguing after being called out stealing second.

    NY 200 001 000-3 7 0
    KC 000 000 000-0 8 1
    W-Peterson (7-6) L-Drago (7-7)
    After a slow start, Fritz Peterson is pitching well, pitching his 9th CG and his 1st shutout of the season

    Bal 100 000 000-1 2 0
    Tex 000 000 000-0 1 1
    W-Palmer (9-4) L-Gogolewski (4-6)
    Grich's lead-off HR is the difference in this game. Texas's only hit is Frank Howard'd 2nd inning single. Bobby Grich has both Baltimore hits. Baltimore's deadball style of offense is till working for them.

    The standings at the end of the night:

    A League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    Baltimore 32 20 0.615 -
    New York (A) 33 22 0.600 0.5
    Detroit 26 26 0.500 6.0
    Milwaukee 24 27 0.471 7.5
    Cleveland 20 25 0.444 8.5
    Boston 20 31 0.392 11.5

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Minnesota 35 19 0.648 -
    Oakland 34 20 0.630 1.0
    Chicago (A) 26 26 0.500 8.0
    Kansas City 25 25 0.500 8.0
    California 21 33 0.389 14.0
    Texas 15 37 0.288 19.0


    N League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    St Louis 29 19 0.604 -
    Chicago (N) 32 24 0.571 1.0
    Pittsburgh 30 26 0.536 3.0
    Montreal 27 27 0.500 5.0
    Philadelphia 25 30 0.455 7.5
    New York (N) 15 38 0.283 16.5

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Los Angeles 40 17 0.702 -
    Cincinnati 32 25 0.561 8.0
    Houston 29 31 0.483 12.5
    San Diego 28 31 0.475 13.0
    Atlanta 25 31 0.446 14.5
    San Francisco 24 37 0.393 18.0
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    June 15, 1972

    Tonight, Nelson Briles of the Pirates threw a no-hitter against the Giants. Briles walked one, and the Pirates committed an error, resulting in only two Giants baserunners.

    The Pirates won the game 2-0.
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    Jun 17, 1972

    This week the game of the week takes place in Chicago as the Cubs meet the Dodgers. The Dodgrers have spent the month playing the top teams of the NL east (Cardinals, Cubs & Pirates). The three East teams made a trip to LA, and LA is on the road facing the same three teams. In thi sstretch, the Dodgers have gone 8-5. The only difficulty the Dodgers have faced was when the Cubs came to Dodger Stadium form June 6 to 8, and swept the Dodgers. Yesterday the Dodgers arrived at Wrigley Field and beat the Cubs 4-3.

    The Cubs are second place behind the Cards, but the Cards have a tough summer schedule coming up because they have nine rainouts to make up (8 of which are home games).

    The pitching match-up is Claude Osteen (7-3 2.81) vs Fergie Jenkins (9-6 2.83).

    The back-up game is Baltimore at Minnesota.

    The staring line-ups:

    Los Angeles

    Bill Russell SS
    Bill Buckner 1B
    Willie Davis CF
    Frank Robinson RF
    Lee Lacy 2B (called up this week)
    Willie Crawford LF
    Steve Garvey 3B
    Chris Cannizarro C
    Claude Osteen P

    Chicago

    Jose Cardenal RF
    Carmen Fanzone 2B (replacing Genn Beckert who was injured yesyerday)
    Builly Williams LF
    Ron Santo 3B
    Jim Hickman 1B
    Ken Rudolph C
    Rick Monday CF
    Don Kessinger SS
    Fergie Jenkins P

    Game temp is in the mid 90s with a moderate wind blowing in off the lake. The day is very sunny.

    In the top of the first Willie Davis hits a home run into the CF bleachers-LA leads 1-0.
    In the bottom of the first Fanzone singled and then scored on Santo's double in the left field corner. game tied 1-1.

    Top of the second-with 1 out Crawford walked-Crawford advances to second and Garvey takes first on Fanzone's error. With two outs Osteen loads the bases on Garvey's error. Russell grounds out-leaves the bases loaded-game still tied 1-1.
    Bottom of the 2nd-3 up 3 down

    Top of the 3rd-with one out Davis doubles, then Robonson singles him home. LA leads 2-1.
    Bottom of 3rd-Cardenal singles but is LOB.

    Top of the 4th=Cannizarro and Russell single but Jenkins bears down and Ks Buckner to end inning. LA still leads 2-1.
    Bottom of 4th-with one out Hickman walks, but Rudolph GIDP to end inning.

    Top of 5th-3 up 3 down (Davis hits one to the warning track in CF)
    Bottom of 5th-Monday singles and is sacrifced to second, but can't come around to score.

    Top of 6th-Crawford leads off with a single-next up Garvey hits a long fly to LF that looks like it is on its way out, but the wind knocks it down and Williams catches it on the track. Jenkins Ks the next two batters. LA still leads 2-1.
    Bottom of 6th-Fanzone and Williams lead off with back to back singles (runners on 1st and 2nd)-Santo singles (game tied) Cubs still have runners on first and second-Hickman lines to SS for forst out-Rudolph flies to shallow RF-Monday gorunds to 1st ending the inning-Cubs leave 2. Game tied 2-2.

    Top of 7th-none out -Russell reaches first on Santo's second error of the game-Jenkins bears down and induces Buckner to pop out to SS-Davis GIDP to end the inning.
    Bottom of 7th-Kessinger leads off with a single and is sacrficed to second by Jenkins-Cardenal grounds to SS advancing Kessinger to 3rd-Fanzone (who is 2 for 3) grounds out to end inning-game still tied 2-2.

    Top of 8th-3 up 3 down
    Bottom of 8th-Cubs 3 thru 5 go 3 up 3 down

    entering the 9th:

    LA 2 6 0
    Chi 2 8 3

    Top of the 9th
    With one out Canizzarro singles to LF. Wills runs for Cannizzarro. Osteen sacrifices Wills to second-Russell flies out to end inning. Yeager now catching.
    Bottom of 9th-3 up 3 down

    Top of the 10th-with 2 out Robinson walks-Rudolph argues the call and is ejexted-Hundley now catching-Lacy forces Robonson to end inning.
    Bottom of 10th-3 up 3 down

    Top of the 11th-3 up 3 down
    Bottom of the 11-3 up 3 down

    Top of the 12th=Mota bats for Osteen and strikes out-with 2 out Buckner singles-Davis grounds out to end inning;
    Bottom of 12th-Brewer now pitching for LA-with one out Monday doubles-Kessinger IWed-Shamsky bats for Jenkins-Shamsky walsk loading the bases-infield in for Cardenal-Cardenal singles to LF scoring Monday. Cubs win 3-2.

    The finall line:

    LA 101 000 000 000-2 8 0
    Chi 100 001 000 001-3 10 3
    W-Jenkins (10-6) L-Brewer (2-1)

    Another good preview of a possible LCS match-up. The Cubs are the only team to give the Dodgers any trouble this season winning 4 of 5 agasinst LA. LA is 43 and 14 against everyone else.
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    Other games from 6/17

    Cle 000 101 002-4 8 0
    Oak 000 101 001-3 4 0
    W-Perry (8-5) L-Odom (7-2)
    Extremely light hitting Jerry Moses (1 for 32 entering this game) goes 2 for 4 and hits a two run HR in the 9th. Reggie Jackson hit hs 19th HR in the 4th. Gaylord Perry hasn't been getting much run support recently, is able to hold on for the win, even though the A's had the winning run in scoring position in the bottom of the 9th.

    Bal 000 020 000-2 4 0
    Min 000 001 04x-5 8 1
    W-Kaat (9-1) L-Dobson (8-6)
    Good match-up between the two first place teams. Tony Oliva's 2 run HR in the 8th put the game out of reach.

    KC 100 000 211-5 13 1
    Mil 000 000 001-1 4 0
    W-Nelson (7-4) L-Lockwood (3-3)
    Another impressive outing by Roger Nelson. This win places the Royals back at .500. Lahouds HR in 9th spoils Nelson's shutout.

    Tex 000 200 300-5 6 2
    NY 204 060 00x-12 15 1
    W-Kekich (7-8) L-Bosman (7-8)
    Offensive explosion by the Yankees moves NY into first place. Six Yankees have at least two hits.

    Chi 000 200 000-2 9 2
    Bos 020 100 12x-6 9 0
    W-Siebert (4-4) L-Lemonds (2-3)
    The two most underachieving teams in the AL. Dick Allen goes 1 for 2 with 3 walks. Siebert Ks 10 in 7 innings.

    SF 040 000 003-7 9 0
    StL 010 001 300-5 8 1
    W-McMahon (1-0) L-Drabowsky (1-2) S-Johnson (2)
    Two PBs by Fran Healy lead to Cardinals taking the lead in the 7th, but Ed Woodson hits a long double with the bases loaded in the 9th which clears the bases.

    Night games:

    Det 000 000 000-0 7 0
    Cal 000 000 01x-1 9 0
    W-Messersmith (7-5) L-Lolich (10-8)
    Vada Pinson drives in only run of the game. Well pitched game in which in each pitcher pitched out of several jams. The Angels have now won 8 of their last 10 games.

    SD 200 100 000-3 7 0
    Pit 010 001 000-2 7 1
    W-Kirby (10-4) L-Blass (5-9)
    Padres take two in a row from Pirates with identical 3-2 scores. Clay Kirby remains on his CYA pace with 10 Ks and zero walks. He remains the hardest MLB starter to get a hit off of. The slumping Clemente goes hitless. An Expos victory tonight will push the defending World Series champs to fourth place.

    Mon 040 000 000-4 6 2
    Atl 000 101 000-2 4 2
    W-Morton (4-5) L-Schueler (3-2) S-Marshall (3)
    Pennant fever in Montreal!! Expos move into third place, 3 1/2 games outs. Expos score 3 unearned runs in second, and Braves can't make up the difference. The Braves had the tying run in scoring position but Mike Marshall hangs on for the save. Last night the Expos swept a double-header from the Braves.

    NY 000 300 000-3 5 2
    Cin 100 030 20x-6 9 0
    W-Gullett (4-4) L-Koosman (2-8)
    Gullett returns to rotation and pitches well, with Dyer's 3 run HR the only rough spot. Koosman gives up 4 unearned runs. Danny Frisella allows 2 inherited runners to score in 7th, which are the only earned runs charged to Koosman.

    Phi 302 001 000-6 9 0
    Hou 000 020 000-2 7 0
    W-Champion (5-7) L-Forsch (1-6)
    Bob Watson goes 0 for 4, and his BA drops from .401 to .394. After a promising start the Astros playing terribly.

    Standings at the end of the day:

    A League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    New York (A) 37 24 0.607 -
    Baltimore 35 23 0.603 0.5
    Milwaukee 29 29 0.500 6.5
    Detroit 28 30 0.483 7.5
    Cleveland 23 27 0.460 8.5
    Boston 22 35 0.386 13.0

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Minnesota 38 22 0.633 -
    Oakland 37 23 0.617 1.0
    Chicago (A) 30 29 0.508 7.5
    Kansas City 28 28 0.500 8.0
    California 25 34 0.424 12.5
    Texas 15 43 0.259 22.0


    N League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    St Louis 32 22 0.593 -
    Chicago (N) 35 27 0.565 1.0
    Montreal 32 29 0.525 3.5
    Pittsburgh 32 30 0.516 4.0
    Philadelphia 26 35 0.426 9.5
    New York (N) 18 41 0.305 16.5

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Los Angeles 44 19 0.698 -
    Cincinnati 37 26 0.587 7.0
    San Diego 31 34 0.477 14.0
    Houston 31 35 0.470 14.5
    Atlanta 28 35 0.444 16.0
    San Francisco 27 40 0.403 19.0
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    The season has come to a premature end. The computer that I was running it on crashed and is not worth getting fixed. I will probably play the post-season on my main computer at a future date. I think I will also play out the Indians 1972 season.

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    I'm giving this another shot. This may be temporary because I may switch computers again. I've simulated that the strike was averted at the last minute.
    Here are some notes about the first week of the season:

    0405 HouCin (opening Day) A scare in Cin as Bobby Tolan goes down making a play in CF (he missed most of 1971 with an injury ), but he is listed as day to day. The Reds won 4-3 in 10 innings. Cedeno and Rose each homered. Watson homered in the top of the 10th to put the Astros up 3-2, but the Reds scored two in the bootom of the 10th to win the game. Morgan, Menke, Billingham, Geronimo, May and Helms each faced their old team after the 11/29/71 blockbuster trade. 1971 was a disapointing year for both the Reds and the Astros.

    0406 OakChi-Dick Allen hits a 3 run HR, off Ken Holtzman, in his first AB with the White Sox. White Sox win 3-1, Oakland only scoring one unearned run in the 8th.
    KCTex-first game in Arlington; Dave Nelson hits a two run HR in 6th to tie game 2-2 but KC wins 3-2 in 12 innings.
    CalMin-Andy Messersmith hurls opening day shutout beating Twins 3-0. Light hitting Jeff Torborg hits 2 run HR.
    HouAtlN-Phil Niekro Hurls opening day shutout 2-0.
    NYPit-Mets first game in the post-Gil Hodges era is rained out in the first inning.

    0407 ChiMon-Beckert HBP on his hand and leaves game. He is day to day.
    PhiStL-Bob Gibson hurls a 3 hit shutout to beat Steve Carlton (former Cardinal) making his Phillies debut 2-0.

    0408 BalNY-with Yanks ahead 3-0, Powell hits 3 run HR in the 7th to tie the game. Bernie Allen hits 2 out HR into the monuments in the bottom of the 9th to win the game. This is the 3rd consecutive 1 run victory of the Yankees over the Orioles. The AL champs start the season 0-3.
    KCTex-Rangers win their first game in Arlington-Mike Hedlund of the Royals pitches a 2 hitter and loses game 2-1.
    CalMin-Clyde Wright leaves game with arm injury-he is day to day
    ChiMon-Billy Williams hits 515 ft HR off Mik Marshall into pool at Jarry Park; it is a three run HR that ties game 7-7 in the top of the ninth. Williams is the first hitter to face Marshall in 1972. Mike Jorgensen scores winning run on WP by Tom Phoebus.

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    Game of the week 4/8/72

    0408 Game of the Week:

    Detroit @ Boston

    Joe Coleman (1971: 20-9 3.15) vs Ray Culp (1971: 14-16 3.51)

    Starting Line-ups:

    Detroit

    3 Dick McAuliffe 2B .000-0-0
    4 Aurelio Rodriguez 3B .000-0-1
    5 Jim Northrup CF .500-0-1
    6 Al Kaline RF .600-0-0
    25 Norm Cash 1B .500-0-1
    23 Willie Horton LF .000-0-0
    11 Bill Freehan C .200-0-1
    8 Ed Brinkman SS .200-0-0
    15 Joe Coleman P

    Boston

    47 Tommy Harper CF .000-0-0
    11 Luis Aparicio SS .200-0-0
    8 Carl Yastrzemski LF .250-0-0
    7 Reggie Smith RF .000-0-0
    6 Rico Petrocelli 3B .250-0-0
    5 Danny Cater 1B .400-1-2
    2 Doug Griffin 2B .000-0-0
    24 Duane Josephson C 1.000-1-1
    21 Ray Culp P

    Game is rained-out. Back up game is Oakland @ Chicago.

    Oakland (0-1) @ Chicago (1-0)

    Jim Hunter (1971: 21-11 2.96) vs Stan Bahnsen (1971 @Yankees: 14-12 3.35)

    Starting Line-ups

    Oakland

    19 Bert Campaneris SS .000-0-0
    26 Joe Rudi LF .250-0-0
    9 Reggie Jackson RF .500-0-1
    6 Sal Bando 3B .250-0-0
    5 Mike Epstein 1B .000-0-0
    25 George Hendrick CF .250-0-0
    38 Gene Tenace C 0 PAs
    1 Dick Green 2B 0 PAs
    27 Jim Hunter P

    Chicago

    18 Pat Kelly RF 0 PAs
    6 Jorge Orta SS (making Major League debut)
    15 Dick Allen 1B .250-1-3
    14 Bill Melton 3B .250-0-0 (1971 AL HR leader)
    17 Carlos May LF .000-0-0
    48 Rick Reichardt CF .000-0-0
    2 Mike Andrews 2B .000-0-0
    12 Ed Herrmann C .333-0-0
    45 Stan Bahnsen P

    In the season opener on Thursday Dick Allen, in his first AB as a member of the White Sox, hit a 3 run HR in the first inning to pace the White Sox to a 3-1 victory over the A's, spoiling the A's debut of former Chicago Cub Ken Holtzman.

    Game time temp: 50s, wind blowing out 10-19 MPH, light rains

    1st inning
    OAK
    Campaneris grounds out to third-Melton makes a diving stop
    Rudi singles to right
    Jackson singles to right-Rudi to third-jackson thrown out trying to take second 9 to 4
    Bando lines to right
    0 R 2 H 0 E 1 LOB

    CHI
    Kelly fies to left
    Orta (ML debut) grounds to first
    Allen grounds to SS
    0 R 0 H 0 E

    2nd inning
    OAK
    Epstein singles to center
    Hendrick fouls out to first
    Tenace lines to SS
    Green singles to right-Epstein to second
    Hunter Ks
    0 R 2 H 0 E 2 LOB

    CHI
    Melton lines to LF
    May flies to CF
    Reichardt flies to LF
    0 R 0 H 0 E

    3rd inning
    OAK
    Campaneris flies to LF
    Rudi grounds softly to P
    Jackson Ks
    0 R 0 H 0 E

    CHI
    Andrews fouls to third
    Herrmann singles to right
    Bahnsen sacrifices Herrmann to second 2-4
    Kelly beats out a high chopped to first for a single-Herrmann takes third
    Orta grounds to second
    0 R 2 H 0 E 2 LOB

    4th inning
    OAK
    Bando grounds out to short
    Epstein flies to LF
    Hendrick grounds to third
    0 R 0 H 0 E

    CHI
    Allen triples to right center
    Melton sacrifices to CF scoring Allen CHI leads 1-0
    May grounds to short
    Reichardt grounds to third
    1 R 1 H 0 E
    CHI 1 OAK 0

    5th inning
    OAK
    Tenace grounds to third
    Green flies to CF
    Hunter Ks
    0 R 0 H 0 E
    CHI 1 OAK 0

    CHI
    Andrews called out on strikes
    Herrmann Ks
    Bahnsen grounds to short
    0 R 0 H 0 E
    CHI 1 OAK 0

    6th inning
    OAK
    Campaneris grounds to short
    Rudi flies to center
    Jackson walks
    Bando singles to left-Jackson to second
    Epstein walks-Jackson to third-Bando to second
    Curt Blefary pinch hitting for Hendrick
    Blefary pops to second
    0 R 1 H 0 E 3 LOB
    CHI 1 OAK 0

    CHI
    For OAK-Brooks now playing center
    Kelly called out on strikes
    Orta hits a sinking liner to LF-Rudi makes a snow cone catch!
    Allen fouls to third
    0 R 0 H 0 E
    CHI 1 OAK 0

    7th inning
    OAK
    Tenace flies to right
    Green is hit by a pitch
    Hunter sacrifices Green to second 5-4
    Campaneris grounds to the pitcher
    0 R 0 H 0 E 1 LOB
    CHI 1 OAK 0

    seventh inning stretch

    CHI
    Melton fouls out to catcher
    May walks (Hunter's first BB today)
    Reichardt Ks
    Andrews flies out to deep center
    0 R 0 H 0 E 1 LOB
    CHI 1 OAK 0

    8th inning
    OAK
    Rudi singles to left-Forster warming up for CHI
    Jackson called out on strikes
    Bando walks-Rudi takes second
    Epstein Ks
    Mike Hegan pinch hitting for Bobby Brooks
    Hegan grounds to first
    0 R 1 H 0 E 2 LOB
    CHI 1 OAK 0

    CHI
    For OAK-Hegan stays in playing first-Jackson moves to center-Rudi moves to right-Brant Alyea goes to left (batting fifth)
    Herrmann singles to right
    Jay Johnstone running for Herrmann
    For OAK-Diego Segui warming up
    Banhsen bunts-Johnstone is out 5-4-Bahnsen on first
    Kelly flies to center
    Orta Ks
    0 R 1 H 0 E 1 LOB
    CHI 1 OAK 0

    9th inning
    OAK
    For CHI-Jay Johnstone goes to center-Rich Morales goes to short (batting second)-Chuck Brinkman is new catcher (batting 6th)
    Tenace Ks
    Green singles to center-Blue Moon Odom runs for Green
    Dave Duncan batting for Hunter
    Duncan flies to right
    Campaneris flies to center
    0 R 1 H 0 E 1 LOB

    CHI wins 1-0

    Final totals

    OAK 000 000 000-0 7 0
    CHI 000 100 00x-1 4 0
    W-Bahnsen (1-0)
    L-Hunter (0-1)

    Other games today:

    CAL 000 000 000-0 6 0
    MIN 022 002 00x-6 7 0
    W-Woodson (1-0)
    L-Wright (0-1)
    Two run HRs by Bobby Darwin, Harmon Killebrew and Phil Roof pace the Twins to an easy win. Clyde Wright leaves the game in the third due to arm stiffness-he is day to day.

    KC 000 000 010-1 6 0
    TEX 100 100 00x-2 2 1
    Rangers first victory in Arlington. Mike Hedlund pitches a 2 hitter and takes the loss
    W-Gogolewski (1-0)
    L-Hedlund (0-1)
    S-Paul (1)

    BAL 000 000 300-3 9 1
    NY 020 001 001-4 8 2
    W-Aker (2-0)
    L-Harrison (0-1)
    Boog Powell hits 3 run HR to tie the game in the seventh, but Bernie Allen hits a solo HR into the monuments with two outs in the 9th. This is the third consecutive one run victory by the Yankees over the Orioles. The AL champs start the season at 0-3. Jack Aker has 2 IP and leads the Majors in wins right now.

    CLE 000 122 000-5 13 0
    MIL 000 003 000-3 7 1
    W-Wilcox (1-0)
    L-Slaton (0-1)
    S-Riddleberger (1)
    Milt Wilcox makes his AL debut as the revamped Indians win their second in a row over the Brewers. Every Indians starter gets on base today, with only Frank Duffy going hitless. Wilcox and rookie Buddy Bell each have three hits, Bell hitting two doubles.

    CHI 001 000 123 00-7 12 0
    MON 010 003 300 01-8 16 1
    W-Marshall (1-0)
    L-Hamilton (0-1)
    Billy Williams hits 3 run HR (515 ft; into pool) off Mike Marshall in 9th tie the game (Williams is the first hitter to face Marshall in 1972. Mike Jorgensen scores winning run in 11th off a WP by Tom Phoebus. Boots Day has 4 RBI and Tim Foli (acquired in the Rusty Staub trade) has 3 RBI for the Expos. 19 Cubs appeared in the game. Troubled Joe Pepitone has 3 hits for the Cubs.

    NY 000 110 000-2 6 1
    PIT 000 010 000-1 9 0
    W-Gentry (1-0)
    L-Blass (0-1)
    S-McGraw (1)
    Mets first game since the death of Gil Hodges (opener was rained out in 1st inning). Pitchers duel staged by the World Series champs of 1969 and 1971. Newly acquired Jim Fregosi gets 2 hits for the Mets. Roberto Clemente goes hitless. He needs 118 hits to reach 3000.

    SD
    SF
    Sam McDowell's debut with the Giants is rained out.

    Night games:

    PHI 000 010 000-1 7 0
    STL 000 121 00x-4 8 0
    W-Wise (1-0)
    L-Selma (0-1)
    Solid start by Rick Wise in his Cardinals debut, facing his old team. Matty Alou goes 3 for 4.

    HOU 000 010 000-1 5 0
    ATL 001 010 00x-2 8 1
    W-Reed (1-0)
    L-Dierker (0-1)
    Tight pitchers duel between Ron Reed and Larry Dierker, who both go the distance.

    CIN 000 000 003-3 7 0
    LA 100 010 02x-4 13 3
    W-Osteen (1-0)
    L-Gullett (0-1)
    Reds nearly pull it out with last minute rally, but fall short. Manny Mota and Clause Osteen each have three hits for the Dodgers.

    Standings at the end of the day:
    A League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    New York (A) 3 0 1.000 -
    Cleveland 2 0 1.000 0.5
    Detroit 1 0 1.000 1.0
    Boston 0 1 0.000 2.0
    Milwaukee 0 2 0.000 2.5
    Baltimore 0 3 0.000 3.0

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Chicago (A) 2 0 1.000 -
    Kansas City 2 1 0.667 0.5
    California 1 1 0.500 1.0
    Minnesota 1 1 0.500 1.0
    Texas 1 2 0.333 1.5
    Oakland 0 2 0.000 2.0


    N League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    Montreal 2 0 1.000 -
    St Louis 2 0 1.000 -
    New York (N) 1 0 1.000 0.5
    Pittsburgh 0 1 0.000 1.5
    Philadelphia 0 2 0.000 2.0
    Chicago (N) 0 2 0.000 2.0

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Los Angeles 2 0 1.000 -
    Atlanta 2 0 1.000 -
    San Francisco 1 0 1.000 0.5
    Cincinnati 1 2 0.333 1.5
    San Diego 0 1 0.000 1.5
    Houston 0 3 0.000 2.5
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    Game of the Week April 15, 1972

    New York at Baltimore. (back-up game is Pittsbugh at New York)

    Pre game: This is the sixth meeting the Yankees and the Orioles in this young season. To the surprise of any, the Yankees have won all five of their games with the Orioles. The Yankees have been in the baseball wilderness since 1965, but have played well since 1970. Mike Burke of the Columbia Broadcasting System has said that he think the Yankees have what it takes to win the AL pennant in 1972. The Yankkes have enough confidence in their starting pitching that they were willing to trade Stan Bahnsen to the White Sox.
    The Orioles have stmbled out of the gate Winnng only two of their first eight games. It reamins to be seen if the trade of Frank Robinson will be a detriment this season. Robinson is off to a poor start with the Dodgers, but his replacement in Baltimore, Merv Rettenmund, is also off to a poor start. The Orioles have won the last three AL pennants and Earl Weaver is confident they will turn it around soon. They still have their pitching rotation which contained four 20 game winners last season.

    Starters:

    Mike Kekich (1-0 2.00) vs Pat Dobson (0-0 3.75)

    Starting Line-ups:

    New York
    2 Jerry Kenney SS .000-0-0
    27 Rich McKinney 3B .233-0-3
    1 Bobby Murcer CF .308-1-6
    6 Roy White LF .250-1-1
    12 Ron Blomberg 1B .000-0-0
    25 Johnny Callison RF .182-1-3
    15 Thurman Munson C .160-1-2
    11 Bernie Allen 2B .222-1-1
    18 Mike Kekich P .333-0-0

    Baltimore
    9 Don Buford LF .313-1-5
    15 Davey JOhnson 2B .269-0-2
    14 Merv Rettenmund RF .087-0-2
    25 Boog Powell 1B .219-1-3
    6 Paul Blair CF .226-0-1
    5 Brooks Robinson 3B .313-0-3
    8 Andy Etchebarren C .333-0-1
    7 Mark Belanger SS .185-0-1
    37 Pat Dobson P .000-0-0

    It is a bitterly cold day in Baltimore with a very strong wind blowing from left to right.

    1st inning
    NY
    Kenney singles to right (his first hit of the season)
    McKinney GIDP 463
    Murcer doubles to right
    White flies to RF
    0 r 2 h 0 e

    BAL
    Buford flies to LF
    Johnson fouls to C
    Rettenmund lines to CF
    0 r 0 h 0 e

    2nd inning
    NY
    Blomberg singles to center (his first hit of the season)
    Callison flies out to the track in RF
    Munson singles to right-Blomberg takes second
    Allen grounds to SS for a FC 64-Blomberg takes third-Allen takes first
    Kekich walks-bases loaded
    Kenney flies to RF
    0 r 2 h 0 e

    BAL
    Powell Ks
    Blair grounds to SS
    Robinson flies to LF
    0 r 0 h 0 e

    3rd inning
    NY
    McKinney singles to left
    Murcer GIDP 463
    White grounds to 2B
    0 r 0 h 0 e

    BAL
    Etchebarren grounds to SS
    Belanger grounds to SS
    Dobson called out on strikes
    0 r 0 h 0 e

    4th inning
    NY
    Blomberg grounds to SS
    Callison pops to 2B
    Munson flies to CF (Blair makes a running catch)
    0 r 0 h 0 e

    BAL
    Buford Ks
    Johnson grounds to 3B
    Rettenmund singles to center
    Powell Ks (Munson appealed)
    0 r 1 h 0 e

    5th inning
    NY
    Allen flies to CF
    Kekich singles to center and takes second when Blair bobbles the ball.
    Kenney grounds to 1B-Kekich takes third
    McKinney grounds to SS
    0 r 1 h 1 e

    BAL
    Blair doubles off left field wall
    Robinson grounds to 3B-Blair takes third
    Etchebarren flies to RF-Blair tags up and slides in just beating callison's throw. BAL leads 1-0
    Belanger flies to CF
    1 r 1 h 0 e
    BAL 1 NY 0

    6th inning
    NY
    Murcer homers to right-game tied 1-1
    White flies to LF
    Blomberg flies to RF
    Callison flies to CF
    1 r 1 h 0 e
    NY 1 BAL 1

    BAL
    Dobson Ks
    Buford grounds to SS
    Johnson grounds to 3B
    0 r 0 h 0 e
    NY 1 BAL 1

    7th inning
    NY
    Munson grounds to P
    Allen homers to LF-NY 2 BAL 1
    Kekich grounds to SS
    Kenney walks (Mickey Scott begins warming up)
    McKinney flies to CF
    1 r 1 h 0 e
    NY 2 BAL 1

    BAL
    Rettenmund singles to center
    Powell flies to RF just short of the warning track
    Blair singles on a slow roller to shirt-Rettenmund takes second (Jack Aker begins warming up)
    Robinson grounds into FC 64-Rettenmund takes third-Robinson takes first
    Bobby Grich bats for Etchebarren
    Grich flies to CF
    0 r 2 h 0 e
    NY 2 BAL 1

    8th inning
    NY
    For Baltimore-Oates catching
    Murcer pops to 2B
    White doubles to left center (Grant Jackson begins warming up)
    Blomberg flies to RF
    Callison Ks
    0 r 1 h 0 e
    NY 2 BAL 1

    BAL
    Belanger flies to CF
    Don Baylor bats for Dobson
    Baylor walks
    Buford walks-Baylor to second (Kekich is obviously tired at this point-Sparky Lyle warming up)
    Johnson walks-bases loaded
    Rettenmund hits a grand slam to center
    Lyle replaces Kekich
    Powell grounds to 1B
    Blair flies out to LF down the line-White makes a sliding catch
    4 r 1 h 0 e
    BAL 5 NY 2

    9th inning
    NY
    For Baltimore-Jackson pitching
    Munson grounds to SS
    John Ellis batting for Allen
    Ellis grounds to 3B
    Felipe Alou batting for Lyle
    Alou singles to left
    Ron Swoboda batting for Kenney
    Swoboda flies to LF
    0 r 1 h 0 e
    BAL 5 NY 2

    Final line:

    NY 000 001 100-2 10 0
    BAL 000 010 04x-5 5 1
    W-Dobson (1-0)
    L-Kekich (1-1)
    S-Jackson (1)

    Kekich was cruising until he suddenly lost his control in the 8th. Merv Rettenmund has his biggest moment of the young season with his grand slam after Kekich walked the bases loaded.

    Other games:

    MIL 000 020 002-4 10 3
    CLE 200 015 10x-9 16 0
    W-Perry (3-0)
    L-Lonborg (0-1)
    Indians launch offensive attack on bitterly cold day by the lake, Eddie Leon and Graig Nettles each getting 3 hits). Gaylord Perry gets his 3rd win in as many starts. Rick Auerbach has 3 errors for the Brewers.

    BOS 100 000 000 000 000 02-3 15 0
    DET 100 000 000 000 000 00-1 11 0
    W-Bolin (1-1)
    L-Kilkenny (0-1)
    S-Peters (1)
    After each team scored in the first, the teams played 15 innings of scoreless ball. Rico Petrocelli finally broke it open with a 2 run bases loaded single in the top of the 17th. In the bottom of the 17th Paul Jata and Gates Brown barely missed hiting HRs. The Red Sox left 11 runners in scoring position on. Luis Tiant and Mickey Lolich pitched excellent games but were long gone by the games finish.

    CHI 030 211 001-8 13 0
    KC 200 010 000-3 10 2
    W-Bahnsen (3-0)
    L-Drago (1-1)
    White Sox get 8 extra base hits, including 3 doubles by Carlos May as they cruise to a fairly easy victory over Kansas City. With this victory Chicago is now tied for first with Kansas City.

    MIN 100 000 120-4 10 0
    OAK 000 000 000-0 4 2
    W-Woodson (2-1)
    L-Odom (0-2)
    Dick Woodson throws a 4 hit shutout against A's sputtering offense. Blue Moon Odom pitches a good game for Oakland but Jim Roland allows 2 runs in the 8th without retiring a batter, giving up 2 hits and 3 walks. Twins and A's are both off to poor starts.

    PHI 000 000 002-2 6 0
    CHI 002 020 00x-4 9 0
    W-Pappas (1-0)
    L-Fryman (1-1)
    Despite a strong wind blowing in, Billy Williams hits 2 two-run HRs. Milt Pappas was pitching a great game until he left the game with an arm twinge in the 8th. The Phillies launch a late rally in the 9th against Dan McGinn but come up short.

    PIT 000 020 001-3 9 1
    NY 000 000 000-0 6 0
    W-Briles (1-0)
    L-Matlack (0-1)
    Jon Matlack makes a strong 1972 debut (except for light hitting hitting Jose Pagan getting 3 hits off of him) and Nelson Briles was rarely in trouble shutting out the Mets. Roberto Clemente goes hitless. This loss drops the Mets into last place.

    MON 000 000 000-0 3 0
    STL 011 100 01x-4 10 1
    W-Gibson (3-0)
    L-Torrez (0-1)
    Bob Gibson strikes out 11 as he hurls his second shutout of the season. Matty Alou's hot hitting continues as he goes 4 for 5 and is now batting .467.

    LA 100 030 005-9 13 0
    CIN 300 000 100-4 9 2
    W-Downing (1-1)
    L-Borbon (0-1)
    Reds bullpen tandem of Borbon and Carroll give uo 5 runs in the 9th (including a bases loaded clearing double by Willie Davis that resulted in an injury to Ted Uhlaender). Struggling Johnny Bench hits his first HR of the season in the 1st. Bobby Valentine and Bobby Tolan each have three hits.

    SF 010 000 000-1 6 2
    HOU 020 000 05x-7 8 0
    W-Wilson (2-0)
    L-Cumberland (0-2)
    Errors by Jerry Johnson and Chris Spier lead to 5 unearned runs by the Astros in the 8th. The rally is capped off by Tommy Helms's grand slam. Houston pulls ahead of San Francisco into first place.

    Night games:

    TEX 020 000 000 00-2 6 0
    CAL 100 100 000 01-3 11 2
    W-Messersmith (2-1)
    L-Bosman (1-1)
    Good pitchers duel between Andy Messersmith and Dick Bosman who each pitch a complete game.

    ATL 000 011 010-3 5 1
    SD 100 210 00x-4 8 1
    W-Kirby (2-1)
    L-Niekro (1-1)
    Derrel Thomas and Leron Lee each go 2 for 4. Hank Aaron hits a HR and is 73 HRs away from passing Babe Ruth.
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    Standings after games of April 16, 1972

    A League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    New York (A) 7 2 0.778 -
    Boston 6 2 0.750 0.5
    Cleveland 6 3 0.667 1.0
    Baltimore 3 7 0.300 4.5
    Detroit 2 5 0.286 4.0
    Milwaukee 2 7 0.222 5.0

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Kansas City 9 2 0.818 -
    Chicago (A) 7 4 0.636 2.0
    California 4 5 0.444 4.0
    Texas 4 6 0.400 4.5
    Oakland 3 6 0.333 5.0
    Minnesota 3 7 0.300 5.5


    N League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    St Louis 6 1 0.857 -
    Pittsburgh 5 2 0.714 1.0
    Philadelphia 4 4 0.500 2.5
    Chicago (N) 4 5 0.444 3.0
    Montreal 2 5 0.286 4.0
    New York (N) 1 5 0.167 4.5

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Houston 8 4 0.667 -
    San Francisco 5 4 0.556 1.5
    Los Angeles 4 4 0.500 2.0
    Cincinnati 5 5 0.500 2.0
    Atlanta 4 6 0.400 3.0
    San Diego 4 7 0.364 3.5

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    Game of the Week-April 22, 1972
    Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox (Back-up game: Houston Astros at San Francisco Giants)

    This weekend features games between the first and second places teams in three of the four divisions. Right now Kansas City has the second best record in the AL. Last year they finished third in only their third year of play. They will be playing in their new stadium next year and look to be on the rise. Another team with hopes of being on the rise is the Astros. They have been playing since 1962 but have never had a winning season, but feel that could change this seaon. In 1971 the Giants won the NL West, but the Astros stregthened themselves in a blockbuster deal with the Reds and feel that they can contend this season. The Gianst have the best NL record since their move in 1958, but only have one pennant and one divison title to show for it. They have good looking young players like Bobby Bonds and Dave Kingman but they look to be aging fast. Both Willie Mays and Willie McCovey are slowing down and don't appear to be playing much longer.

    Starting pitchers:
    Paul Splitorff (3-0 2.00) vs Wilbur Wood (3-1 1.54) Wood has been a workhorse for the White Sox starting four games and completing each of them. He throws so effortlessly that manager Chuck Tanner says that Wood can pitch effectively on only two days rest and may get 50 starts this season (Is Tanner hinting ay a possible 30 win season?). Tanner also says that at some point during the season, Wood may start both games of a doubleheader. Splittorf has been equally stingy: 3 start and 3 CGs. These are two pitchers who expect to go deep into games.

    Sarting Line-ups:

    Kansas City

    10 Paul Schaal 3B .159-0-1
    1 Cookie Rojas 2B .228-0-4
    26 Amos Otis CF .295-1-2
    9 Lou Piniella LF .258-1-8
    7 John Mayberry 1B .364-3-18
    33 Bob Oliver RF .213-5-12
    8 Ed Kirkpatrick C .182-0-0
    15 Bobby Floyd SS .241-0-1
    34 Paul Splittorff P .545-0-2

    Chicago

    3 Walt Williams RF .286-0-0
    2 Mike Andrews 2B .170-1-7
    15 Dick Allen 1B .296-4-14
    14 Bill Melton 3B .173-2-6
    17 Carlos May LF .380-3-7
    48 Rick Reichardt CF .295-1-10
    30 Rich Morales SS .167-0-1
    8 Tom Egan C .214-0-0
    28 Wilber Wood P .000-0-0

    It is a warm, rainy day with a strong wind blowing from left to right.

    1st inning:

    KC
    Schaal flies to RF
    Rojas flies to CF
    Otis Ks
    0 r 0h 0 e

    CHI
    Williams lines to SS
    Andrews grounds to SS
    Allean flies to RF
    0r 0h 0e

    KC 0
    CHI 0

    2nd inning

    KC
    Piniella singles to left
    Mayberry singles to right-Piniella takes third
    Oliver grounds into a FC 5-4-Piniella scores-Oliver takes first (KC 1-0)
    Kirkpatrick singles to right-Oliver takes second
    Floyd GIDP 6-4-3
    1r 3h 0e KC 1 CHI 0

    CHI
    Melton Ks
    May grounds to SS
    Reichardt Kc
    0r 0h 0e

    KC 01
    CHI 00

    3rd inning

    KC
    Splitorff flies to CF
    Schaal singles to left
    Rojas grounds into FC 1-6-Rojas takes first
    Otis flies to deep CF
    0r 1h 0e KC 1 CHI 0

    CHI
    Morales grounds to SS
    Egan lines to 3B
    Wood pops to C
    0r 0h 0e

    KC 010
    CHI 000

    4th inning

    KC
    Piniella flies to CF
    Mayberry singles to center
    Oliver pops to 3B
    Kirkpatrick grounds to Andrews at second who makes a wild throw-Mayberry to third-Kirkpatrick to second
    Floyd Kc
    0r 1h 1e KC 1 CHI 0

    CHI
    Williams Kc
    Andrews flies to CF
    Allen walks (1st baserunner for CHI)
    Melton walks-Allen to second
    May singles to center-Allen scores-Melton to second TIED 1-1
    Reichardt Ks
    1r 1h 0e

    KC 010 0
    CHI 000 1

    5th inning

    KC
    Splittorf singles to left
    Schaal GIDP 6-4-3
    Rojas grounds to SS
    0r 1h 0e KC 1 CHI 1

    CHI
    Morales Ks
    Egan pops to 1B
    Wood Kc
    0r 0h 0e

    KC 010 00
    CHI 000 10

    6th inning

    KC
    Otis singles to right
    Piniella GIDP 6-4-3 (3 DP for CHI-they almost had a 4th in the 3rd inning)
    mayberry lines to LF
    0r 1h 0e KC 1 CHI 1

    CHI
    Williams singles to center
    Andrews SH 5-4-Williams takes second
    Allen walks
    Melton fouls out to 3B
    May homers to left-center-Williams-Allen-May score CHI 4 KC 1-The ball just made it over the wall!
    Reichardt lines to RF
    3r 2h 1e

    KC 010 000
    CHI 000 103

    7th inning

    KC
    Oliver grounds to SS
    Kirkpatrick walks
    Floyd grounds to 3B-Kirkpatrick takes second
    Richie Scheinblum batting for Splitorff
    Scheinblum grounds to 3B
    0r 0h 0e CHI 4 KC 1

    CHI
    For KC-Jim Rooker now pitching 0-0 0.00 4.2ip 3h 0bb 6k
    Morales beats out a slow roller to third
    Egan hits a liner that Floyd just misses to left-Morales takes second
    Wood beats out a bunt to Rooker-bases loaded and none out
    KC draws the infield in
    Williams walks scoring Morales CHI 5 KC 1
    Infield in again
    Andrews walks scoring Egan CHI 6 KC 1
    Infield in again
    Allen walks scoring Wood CHI 7 KC 1
    Bruce Dal Canton now pitching 1-0 1.80 15ip 13h 3bb 12k
    infield still in
    Melton hits SF to RF-Williams scores CHI 8 KC 1
    MAY GIDP 4-6-3
    4r 3h 0e

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    CHI 000 103 4

    8th inning

    KC
    Schaal Kc
    Rojas grounds to SS
    Otis pops to C
    0r 0h 0e CHI 8 KC 1

    CHI
    Reichardt lines to 3B
    Morales grounds to SS
    Egan doubles down the left field line
    Wood Ks
    0r 1 h 0e

    KC 010 000 00
    CHI 000 103 40

    9th inning

    KC
    For CHI
    Luis Alvarado playing second
    Jay Johnstone playing center
    Piniella flies to LF
    Mayberry walks
    Steve Hovley running for Mayberry
    Oliver singles to right-Hovley takes third
    Kirkpatrick SF lines to CF with Johnstone making a snow cone catch-Hovley scores CHI 8 KC 2
    Floyd Ks ending the game.

    KC 010 000 001-2 8 0
    CHI 000 103 40x-8 7 1
    W-Wood (4-1)
    L-Spitorff (3-1)

    Disastrous outing for Rooker-a couple of cheap hits and then he completely loses his control. Carlos May hits his 4th HR and puts the game out of reach. The White Sox are now a half game back in the AL west.

    Other games:

    NY 000 000 100-1 4 0
    BOS 210 010 00x-4 8 0
    W-Culp (3-0)
    L=Peterson (1-2)
    Duane Josephson goes on DL after injuring a finger-he will be replaced by rookie Carlton Fisk.

    BAL 100 000 000-1 3 0
    CLE 000 010 001-2 6 0
    W-Tidrow (2-1)
    L-Palmer (1-2)
    Good pitching duel between rookie Tidrow and veteran Palmer. Indians manufacture run in bottom of the 9th on a walk, hit and a run on slow groundout and a single to center. Orioles only run comes on a Buford walk, a stolen base and two groundouts. neither team has a hit until the 4th inning.

    DET 000 000 000-0 5 2
    MIL 000 010 00x-1 5 1
    W-Parsons (1-1)
    L-Lolich (3-1)
    Bill Parsons and Mickey Lolich put a stranglehold on the offesnse. Only 3 runners reach scoring position in the game.

    CAL 000 000 310-4 9 0
    TEX 000 000 000-0 5 1
    W-Wright (2-2)
    L-Broberg (0-3)
    After getting off to a rough start Clyde Wright has a great performance against Texas.

    OAK 022(11)00 030-18 19 4
    MIN 000 0 00 411-6 12 1
    W-Holtzman (2-1)
    L-Perry (0-3)
    A bitterly cold, windy day. All A's starters have at least 1 hit and 1 run scored. Holtzman goes to 3 for 5, Hendrick goes 4 for 6 with 6 RBI and is only a double short of hitting for the cycle. In the 4th, the As score 7 unearned runs.

    STL 010 020 000 3-6 8 3
    MON 000 000 030 0-3 6 0
    W-Cleveland (2-2)
    L-Marshall (1-1)
    A cold day in Montreal has two big turning points: Ken Singleton's 3 run HR ties the game in the bottom of the 8th. In the top of the 10th with the basesloaded, Lou Brock hits a triple which puts the Cardinals up by three. Reggie Cleveland has a CG victory for St Louis. At this point in the season, Montreal has the worst record in the Majors.

    PIT 000 100 000-1 4 0
    PHI 000 000 000-0 3 1
    W-Blass (2-1)
    L-Selma (1-2)
    Al Oliver's HR makes the difference. Steve Blass and Dick Selma each pitch an excellent CG. Only four runners make it into scoring position in the game.

    HOU 400 000 200-6 10 1
    SF 001 001 030-5 11 0
    W-Wilson (3-0)
    L-Marichal (3-1)
    S-Gladding (2)
    Giants late inning rally isn't enough to beat the high flying Astros.

    CHI
    NYM
    Rained out.

    Night Games:

    CIN 230 013 000 004-13 16 1
    ATL 000 045 000 000-9 9 0
    W-Carroll (3-0)
    L-Upshaw (0-1)
    The Reds blow a big lead and then load the bases with none out in the 10th, but can't get a run agross. They finally have another big inning and win in 12.

    SD 001 003 220-8 16 0
    LA 000 612 01x-10 11 0
    W-John (2-1)
    L-Greif(0-3)
    S-Richert (2)
    Lousy pitching by Tommy John and Mike Strahler nearly blow large Dodger lead. Bobby Valentine has 4 RBI for LA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdTarbusz View Post
    I just received the 1972 season disc for Dynasty League Baseball, and can't decide whether to play the season from the end of the strike or play out the full schedule.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for me?
    I'd like to see you trade Steve Carlton to the Reds and see what his record is
    Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
    Good traders: MadHatter(2), BoofBonser26, StormSurge

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    Standings after games 0f 4/23/1972

    A League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    Boston 11 3 0.786 -
    New York (A) 9 6 0.600 2.5
    Cleveland 7 8 0.467 4.5
    Baltimore 7 9 0.438 5.0
    Milwaukee 6 9 0.400 5.5
    Detroit 4 9 0.308 6.5

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Chicago (A) 11 5 0.688 -
    Kansas City 11 6 0.647 0.5
    California 7 7 0.500 3.0
    Minnesota 6 8 0.429 4.0
    Oakland 5 9 0.357 5.0
    Texas 5 10 0.333 5.5


    N League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    St Louis 10 3 0.769 -
    Pittsburgh 9 4 0.692 1.0
    Chicago (N) 8 7 0.533 3.0
    Philadelphia 7 7 0.500 3.5
    New York (N) 3 8 0.273 6.0
    Montreal 2 10 0.167 7.5

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Houston 12 5 0.706 -
    Los Angeles 9 6 0.600 2.0
    Cincinnati 9 6 0.600 2.0
    San Francisco 7 8 0.467 4.0
    Atlanta 6 11 0.353 6.0
    San Diego 5 12 0.294 7.0
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