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  1. #61
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    The State of New England
    The standings after the games of June 17, 1972

    A League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    New York (A) 35 20 0.636 -
    Baltimore 33 23 0.589 2.5
    Boston 28 28 0.500 7.5
    Detroit 27 32 0.458 10.0
    Cleveland 24 33 0.421 12.0
    Milwaukee 21 37 0.362 15.5

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Oakland 36 23 0.610 -
    Kansas City 36 25 0.590 1.0
    Minnesota 33 26 0.559 3.0
    Chicago (A) 29 29 0.500 6.5
    California 26 34 0.433 10.5
    Texas 23 41 0.359 15.5

    N League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    Pittsburgh 38 23 0.623 -
    Chicago (N) 32 29 0.525 6.0
    St Louis 29 30 0.492 8.0
    New York (N) 25 33 0.431 11.5
    Philadelphia 27 36 0.429 12.0
    Montreal 19 41 0.317 18.5

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Atlanta 37 26 0.587 -
    Houston 37 28 0.569 1.0
    Los Angeles 33 27 0.550 2.5
    San Francisco 36 32 0.529 3.5
    Cincinnati 30 32 0.484 6.5
    San Diego 29 35 0.453 8.5

  2. #62
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    The State of New England
    Monday Night Baseball June 19, 1972

    Earlier today:

    CLE 100 031 000-5 6 1
    MIN 000 311 003-8 12 3
    W-Woodson (10-4)
    L-Mingori (3-3)
    Twins survive sloppy fielding (including 2 consecutive errors by Danny Thompson in the 1st inning) and a sloopy outing by Dick Woodson (he gave up 10 walks) to beat the Indians. Bobby Darwin goes 5 for 5 with 2 HRs, including a 3 runn HR in the bottom of the ninth. Light hitting George Mitterwald homers for the Twins. Tom McCraw homers for the Indians. The Indians leave 7 RISP and hit into two DPs.

    SFG 000 210 000-3 9 2
    CHI 100 204 00x-7 11 0
    W-Hooton (5-7)
    L-Bryant (4-3)
    Two Giants errors lead to 4 unearned runs for the Cubs. 5 Cubs runs come from long HRs by Jose Cardenal and Carmen Fanzone.

    Pregame: In the month of June, Atlanta has gone 13 and 2 and is the hottest team in MLB right now. The Braves started out slowly (they were in last place at the the end of April) but with a good offesnse and spotty pitching, but have since replaced the inneffective George Ston with rookie Ron Schueler and traded equally inefective Jim Nash and Gary Neibauer to the Philies for the much better Joe Hoerner. Currently the Braves have probably the best offnse in the Majors right now (except for possibly the Astros) and are getting excellent pitching from Phil Niekro and Ron Reed. Over the weekend a possible glitch in their offense occured when Darrell Evans and Dusty Baker had to leave the team for Marine Reserve duty. They are not scheduled to return until July 3rd. On the plus side, the Braves have gotten good work from their bench players, espcially Oscar Brown and rookie Jim Breazale who did good work filling in for the injured Evans and Rico Carty last month. These two are expected to do most of the substituation for Evans and Baker. Baker will be especially missed because he has the Braves second best power numbers (second only to Hank Aaaron) so far this season. The race, Hank Aaron's chase of the Babe (he needs 63 HRs to pass the Babe-he has 13 HRs this season) and the anticipation of next months All Star Game at Fulton County Stadium have made the Braves popular lately.

    The Phillies have been a diapointment all season. They mad a great trade with the Cardinals when Gussie Busch, in a fit of pique, ordered that Steve Carlton and Jerry Reuss had to go. The Phillie acquired Carlton in a straight up swap for Rick Wise. Carlton is having a great season (better then his 8-7 record indicates) even though he has been victimized by both poor run support and erratic defense. The Phillies have several holes in their line-up, not getting much production from the 3b, 1B, RF and C postions. They further weakened the catching spot by trading Tim McCarver to the the Expos for the even weaker bat of John Bateman. The Phil's PCL club (Eugene) has two youngsters who are burning up the league and will probably be with the tea, sooner rather than later: Joe Lis, who is the top power hitter in the PCL and Bill Robinson. LFer Greg Luzinski is the Phillies only real offensive threat. The Phillies also had a recent front office shake-up in which farm director Paul Owens was promoted to general manager. It has been reported that this has seriously impaired his relationship with manager Frank Luchessi and that Luchessi may be on his way out for good.

    The Phillies have a winning record at home, but only have a .333 winning pct on the road. The Braves have a much record on the road (21-11) than at home (16-15).
    Ken Reynolds (0-6 5.10 42.1ip 53h 9bb 32k 5hr .296opba) vs Phil Niekro (10-3 2.11 12 CG 119.2ip 97h 20bb 79k 8hr .218opba)

    Starting lineups:

    Philadelphia Phillies

    10 Larry Bowa SS .287-0-9
    15 Denny Doyle 2B .209-0-9
    27 Willie Montanez CF .257-5-36
    14 Tom Hutton 1B .173-0-7
    19 Greg Luzinski LF .297-4-39
    16 Don Money 3B .176-4-24
    23 Oscar Gamble RF .308-0-1
    6 JOhn Bateman C .182-0-1 (.222-0-3 with MON)
    47 Ken Reynolds P .000-0-0 ( 12 ABs .077 OBA)

    Atlanta Braves

    17 Felix Millan 2B .279-1-19
    48 Ralph Garr RF .356-4-24
    44 Hank Aaron 1B .298-13-40
    32 Earl Williams C .280-9-45
    25 Rico Carty LF .321-6-15
    45 Oscar Brown CF .281-4-23
    7 Gil Garrido 3B .333-0-2
    9 Marty Perez SS .213-0-4
    35 Phil Niekro P .175-0-6

    Weather is in the 60s, partly cloudy and no wind.

    1st inning

    Bowa flies to LF
    Doyle doubles to the center field wall
    Montenez doubles to right-Doyle scores PHI 1 ATL 0
    Hutton doubles down the right field line-Montenez scores PHI 2 ATL 0
    Luzinski doubles into the left center gap (Baker may have been able to get to this one)-Hutton scores PHI 3 ATL 0
    Money grounds to 3B-Luzinski holds
    Gamble flies to CF
    3r 4h 0e 1l-Niekro gives up 4 straight doubles

    Millan walks
    Garr singles to center-Millan to third
    Aaron grounds into a FC 4-6-Millan scores PHI 3 ATL 1
    Williams homers to left-Aaron scores PHI 3 ATL 3
    carty flies to RF
    Brown singles to left
    Garrido flies to LF
    3r 3h 0e 1l

    PHI 3 -3 4 0
    ATL 3 -3 3 0

    2nd inning

    Bateman flies to LF
    Reynolds flies to LF
    Bowa singles to right
    Doyle grounds into FC 4-6
    0r 1h 0e 1l

    Perez is HBP
    Niekro Ks
    On a hit and run Millan hits a stand up triple down the right field line-Perez scores PHI 3 ATL 4
    Garr hits a foul near the dugout that Hutton just misses getting to for a strike-Garr hits into a FC 6-3-Millan scores PHI 3 ATL 5
    Aaron walks
    Williams flies to LF
    2r 1h 0e 1l

    PHI 30 -3 5 0
    ATL 32 -5 4 0

    3rd inning

    Montanez Ks
    Hutton flies to the warning track in CF
    Luzinski grounds to 3B
    0r 0h 0e 0l

    For PHI-Dick Selma (4-7 0s 2.71 103ip 69h 59bb 69k 7hr .189opba) pitching
    Carty walks
    Brown walks-Carty to second
    Garrido lines to RF
    Perez lines to 3B
    Niekro Ks
    0r 0h 0e 2l

    PHI 300 -3 5 0
    ATL 320 -5 4 0

    4th inning

    Money grounds to 3B
    Gamble grounds to 2B
    Bateman singles to center
    Selma Kc
    0r 1h 0e 0l

    Millan Kc
    Garr flies to LF
    Aaron grounds to 3B
    0r 0h 0e 0l

    PHI 300 0 -3 6 0
    ATL 320 0 -5 4 0

    5th inning

    Bowa doubles to center (Brown's lack of range is evident tonight)
    Doyle grounds to SS-Bowa takes third
    Montanez grounds to 2B-Bowa scores PHI 4 ATL 5
    Hutton walks
    Luzinski Ks
    1r 1h 0e 1l

    Williams is HPB
    Carty singles to left-Williams to second
    The Braves engineer a double steal!!
    The infield draws in
    Brown flies to LF-the runners hold
    Infield remains in
    Garrido Ks
    Perez Ks
    0r 1h 0e 2l

    PHI 300 01 -4 7 0
    ATL 320 00 -5 5 0

    6th inning

    Money flies to LF
    Gamble flies to RF
    Bateman grounds to SS
    0r 0h 0e 0l

    Niekro grounds out attempting a drag bunt 5-4
    Millan grounds to 3B
    Garr singles to right
    Garr steals second
    Aaron grounds to 2B
    0r 1h 0e 1l

    PHI 300 010 -4 7 0
    ATL 320 000 -5 6 0

    7th inning

    Roger Freed (.213-3-9) batting for Selma
    Freed singles to left
    Bowa walks-Freed to second
    Doyle singles to center-Freed stops at third (bases loaded-no outs)
    Infield In
    Montanez SFs to LF-Carty throws to the cut-off man to prevent Bowa for moving to third-Frred scores PHI 5 ATL 5
    Jim Hardin warming up
    Huttin flies to LF
    Luzinski flies to CF
    1r 2h 0e 2l

    For PHI-Jim Nash now pitching (1.1ip 3h 20.25 since coming for ATL on 6/15 1-2 4.91 with ATL)
    Williams singles to left
    Carty walks-Williams to second
    Brown homers to center scoring Williams and Carty PHI 5 ATL 8
    Garrido flies to CF-Montanez making a nice over the shoulder catch
    Perez grounds to SS
    For ATL-Rod Gilbreath batting for NIekro-this is Gilbreath's Major League debut!!
    Gilbreath grounds to 3B
    3r 2h 0e 0l

    PHI 300 010 1 -5 9 0
    ATL 320 000 3 -8 8 0

    8th inning

    For ATL-Gilbreath stays in the game playing 3B-Gil Garrido moves to SS
    Jim Hardin now pitching (batting 8th) Hardin was called up after the Nash Neibauer trade (1-0 0s 2.25 8ip 6h 3bb 3k 1hr .200opba)
    Money walks
    Gamble walks-Money to second
    Bateman singles to left-Money scores-Gamble stops at second PHI 6 ATL 8
    Ron Stone (.133-0-1) batting for Nash
    Stone grounds to SS-Garrido makes a diving stop-the runners advance
    Bowa hits a fly to center that Brown drops as Garr almost runs into him-Gamble scores-Bateman takes third-Bowa takes first PHI 7 ATL 8
    Infield in
    Doyle singles to right-Bateman scores-Bowa to third PHI 8 ATL 8
    Montanez flies to LF-the runners hold
    Hutton singles to center-Bowa scores-Doyle to second PHI 9 ATL 8
    Now pitching-Cecil Upshaw (2-3 5s 5.32)
    Luzinski Ks
    4r (3unearned) 3h 1e 2l

    For PHI-Ron Stone stays in the game in RF (for defensive purposes)-Gamble moves to LF-now pitching Darrell Brandon 0-0 2s 1.80 15ip 0h 5bb 11k 0hr .170opba) batting 5th
    Millan singles to left
    Garr grounds into FC 6-4
    Aaron Ks
    Williams grounds into FC 6-4
    0r 1h 0e 1l

    PHI 300 010 14 -9 12 0
    ATL 320 000 30 -8 9 1

    9th inning

    Money flies to CF
    Gamble lines to RF
    Bateman flies to RF
    0r 0h 0e 0l

    Carty singles to left
    Sonny Jackson running for Carty
    Brown grounds out weakly to SS-he advances Jacskon to second
    Garrido flies to CF
    Orlando Cepeda (.317-1-7) batting for Upshaw
    Cepeda flies to CF ending the game
    0r 1h 0e 1l

    Final totals

    PHI 300 010 140-9 12 0
    ATL 320 000 300-8 10 1
    W-Nash (1-0)
    L-Hardin (1-1)
    S-Brandon (3)

    A lot of offense tonight in a year that pitchers seem to have the upper hand. Oscar Brown filled in weel at bat tonight but Dusty Baker was sorely missed in CF. The three unearned runs put the game out of reach for ATL. The 1 through 5 sopts in the Phillies lineup were great tonightm while the Atlanta line-up was just as potent. Lum Harris always holds his breath when going to the Braves bulloen, Tonight showed why. This is a game the Braves will remember if they miss the post-season by a game or two,

    Other games tonight:

    LAD 003 008 200-13 17 3
    PIT 001 040 000-5 13 1
    W-Downing (7-4)
    L-Blass (8-4)
    16 of the starting 18 get at least one hit in this slugfest. The Dodgers get 9 XBH. Doubles by Bill Buckner, Willie Davis and Wes Parker and a HR from Steve Garvey high-light the Dodgers 8 run 6th inning. Roberto Clemente goes 2 for 5 and now needs 48 hits to reach 3000.

    SDP 000 300 024-9 14 0
    STL 001 200 020-5 9 1
    W-Ross (3-2)
    L-Drabowsky (1-3)
    Leron Lee, Nate Colbert and Pat Corrales are the big guns in the Padres attack (Lee and Colbert each hit a double and a triple). The Cardinals get 7 good innings from Al Santorini and two bad innings from their bullpen (John Cumberland, makking his Cardinals debut, Moe Drabowsky and Diego Segui). Gary Ross pitches poorly out of the bullpen for the Padres, but it is bailed out by the Padres offense, Steve Arlin gets a no decision while going for his 10th win of the season.

    Postponed due to rain

    NYM 210 013 103-11 15 0
    HOU 000 010 111-4 9 1
    W-Matlack (5-8)
    L-Forsch (5-7)
    Mets explode for 15 hits and smack the Astros hard. The Astros blow an opportunity to move back into first place. Bill Sudakis drives in 4 runs for the Mets. Jim Fregosi is 3 for 5 tonight. Willie Mays hits his 650th career HR in the 5th inning off Ken Forsch.

    DET 021 000 022-7 10 0
    OAK 000 112 001-5 7 0
    W-Timmermann (3-7)
    L-Odom (4-7)
    Eighth inning pinch hit by Ike Brown and ninth inning HR by Bill Freehan (who has 3 hits) put the game away for the Tigers. Norma Cash homers for the Tigers and Bert Campaneris, Reggie Jackson and George Hendrick homer for Oakland. Oakland's HRs account for 4 of their runs.

    BAL 000 040 020-6 13 1
    CAL 000 003 05x-8 13 0
    W-Rose (1-0)
    L-McNally (7-7)
    Match-ups of lefties, Dave McNally and Clyde Wright, who each have a rough outing. Two of the ALs weakest offenses explode for 26 hits. Rickey Clark has another poor appearance for the Angels. Andy Kosco enters the game as a PH in the 6th and ends up 3 for 3. The Orioles start off the fifth wth two quick outs and then rally for 4 runs. All 8 of the Angels runs are scored with two outs.

    TEX 000 010 100-2 7 0
    BOS 000 002 02x-4 8 3
    W-Pattin (7-4)
    L-Shellenback (1-4)
    Texas wastes another good Pete Broberg start. Two big blows for Boston: Phil Gagliano's 2 run double in the 6th and Bob Montgomery's 2 run HR in the 8th. Dalton Jones returns to Fenway and homers in the 5th for Texas. Marty Pattin Pattin goes all the way for win despite 3 Red Sox errors (2 by Doug Griffin).

    Tonight may have been the night with the most offense this season. This has generally been a pitchers years, but the hitters dominated tonight!

    The three division leaders that played tonight all lost their games! The Royals, Cubs and Dodgers all benefitted today.
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  3. #63
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    Game of the Week June 24, 1972

    Minnesota Twins (36-28 .563 2 GB) at Kansas City Royals (38-27 .585 .5 GB)

    Back up game: Pirates at Cubs

    After 65 games the Royals give no indication of going away and neither do the Twins. Fans in Kansas City are salivating at the thought of a pennant race between the Royals and the hated Athletics. This week the Royals and the A's have playing leap frog with each other moving in and out of first place. The Roylas have been energized by NL cast-offs John Mayberry and Amos Otis, while getting good work from Lou Piniella, Richie Schienblum and a still weakened Fred Patek. The Twins have dropped slumping Harmon Killebrew in the batting order, Killebrew is still hitting the long ball, but is having trouble making contact. Thew Twins finally got Tony Oliva back from knee surgery and after only 10 ABsm he was injured in the field in Cleveland and he may be lost for the year. The Twins are gambling that his bat will not be the difference between firast place and third place. The Twins and Royals both have solid rotations with Woodson and Kaat really powering the Twins. The biggest surprise has been KCs Roger Nelson who replace the inneffective Mike Hedlund. Nelson already has six shutouts.

    Starting pitchers: Bert Blyleven (7-9 2.71) vs Paul Splittorff (9-4 2.82)

    Starting Line-ups


    12 Cesar Tovar CF .257-2-16
    5 Danny Thompson SS .271-3-28
    29 Rod Carew 2B .306-0-18
    2 Bobby Darwin RF .270-17-54
    3 Harmon Killebrew 1B .184-13-28
    4 Steve Braun LF .295-1-12
    1 Eric Soderholm 3B .178-1-17 (will likely go to the bench when Steve Brye returns fro reserve duty)
    8 Phil Roof C .261-6-23
    28 Bert Blyleven P .178-0-3

    Kansas City

    10 Paul Schaal 3B .198-1-14
    1 Cookie Rojas 2B .260-4-21
    26 Amos Otis CF .294-4-23
    7 John Mayberry 1B .339-14-58
    9 Lou Piniella LF .286-3-44
    5 Richie Scheinblum RF .326-6-28
    37 Fred Patek SS .266-0-12
    12 Jerry May C .114-0-8
    34 Paul Splittorff P .333-0-3

    Game time temp: 74 degrees, partly cloudy and a strong wind blowing from right to left field

    1st inning

    Tovar walks
    Tovar steals second-May's throw goes into center!-Tovar takes third
    Thompson grounds to SS-Tovar scores MIN 1 KC 0
    Carew Ks
    Darwin grounds to P
    1r 0h 1e 0l

    Schaal flies to CF
    Rojas grounds to 3B
    Otis grounds to SS
    0r 0h 0e 0l

    MIN 1 -1 0 0
    KAN 0 -0 0 1

    2nd inning

    Killebrew lines through third for a single to left
    Braun grounds into FC 4-6-Braun takes first
    Soderholm hits pop foul that May drops (error)
    Soderholm singles to center-Braun to second
    Roof lines to 3B
    Blyleven singles to center-bases loaded as Braun again doesn't want to challenge Otis's arm
    Tovar grounds to 2B
    0r 3h 1e 3l

    Mayberry singles to right
    Piniella flies to RF
    Scheinblum pops to 1B
    Patek Ks
    0r 1h 0e 1l

    MIN 10 -1 3 0
    KAN 00 -0 1 2

    3rd inning

    Thompson grounds to 2B
    Carew hits a high fly over Otis's head that Otis can't get to-it bounces off the wall and Carew has a stand up triple!
    Darwin hits a pop foul to 3B
    Killebrew pops to 2B
    The second inning in a row that the Royals wriggle out of a tight spot!
    0r 1h 0e 1l

    May singles to second-carew comes up with the ball but has no play
    Spilttorff bunts down the third base line for a single!!-May to second
    Schaal is HBP-bases loaded and no outs
    Rojas flies to short CF-runners hold
    Otis grounds into FC 6-4-May scores-Splittorff to third-Otis to first MIN 1 KC 1
    Mayberry hits a shot to CF-Tovar makes a great over the shoulder catch!
    1r 2h 0e 2l

    MIN 100 -1 4 0
    KAN 001 -1 3 2

    4th inning

    Braun grounds to 2B
    Soderholm K2-May appeals to first base ump
    Roof singles to left
    Blyleven pops to 1B
    0r 1h 0e 1l

    Piniella flies to CF
    Scheinblum walks
    Patek Kc
    May doubles to right-Scheinblum scores-May takes third on the throw to plate MIN 1 KC 2
    Splittorff hits a flare to right that Darwin can't reach (single)-May scores MIN 1 KC 3
    Schaal grounds into a FC 6-4
    2r 2h 0e 1l

    MIN 100 0 -1 5 0
    KAN 001 2 -3 5 2

    5th inning

    Tovar flies to LF
    Thompson flies to CF
    Carew grounds to 2B
    0r 0h 0e 0l

    Rojas doubles to left center
    Otis grounds to SS-Rojas takes third
    Mayberry hits a SF to RF-Rojas scoring MIN 1 KC 4
    Piniella hits on into the gap in CF-Tovar makes a diving catch!
    1r 1h 0e 0l

    MIN 100 00 -1 5 0
    KAN 001 21 -4 6 2

    6th inning

    Darwin grounds to SS
    Killebrew lines to 3B
    Braun singles to right
    Soderholm singles to center-Braun takes third
    Roof grounds to 3B
    0r 2h 0e 2l

    Scheinblum walks
    Patek singles to center-Scheinblum takes second
    Tom Norton warming up for MIN
    May singles to center (he is 3 for 3 today) the bases are loaded
    Splittorff singles to center (he is 3 for 3 today) Scheinblum and Patek score-May takes second MIN 1 KC 6
    For MIN-Tom Norton (0-1 0saves 3.72 29ip 30h 15bb 24k 0hr .265opba) now pitching
    Schaal GIDP 6-4-3-May takes third
    Rojas Ks
    2r 3h 0e 1l

    MIN 100 000 -1 7 0
    KAN 001 212 -6 9 2

    7th inning

    Rich Reese (.259-3-8) batting for Norton
    Reese Ks
    Tovar singles to right
    Thompson grounds into FC 4-6
    Carew grounds into FC 4-6
    0r 1h 0e 1l

    For MIN-Dave LaRoche (3-0 2saves 0.81 22.1ip 22h 5bb 19k 0hr .268opba) now pitching
    Otis flies to LF
    Mayberry walks
    Joe Keough running for Mayberry
    Piniella singles to left-Keough takes second
    Scheinblum GIDP 6-4-3
    0r 1h 0e 2l

    MIN 100 000 0 -1 8 0
    KAN 001 212 0 -6 10 2

    8th inning

    For KC-Gail Hopkins now playing first
    Darwin grounds to SS
    Killebrew Kc
    Braun lines to SS
    0r 0h 0e 0l

    Patek Ks
    May grounds to P
    Splittorff doubles into the right field corner (he is 4 for 4 today!)
    Schaal flies to LF
    0r 1h 0e 1l

    MIN 100 000 00 -1 8 0
    KAN 001 212 00 -6 11 2

    9th inning

    For KC-Bobby Floyd now playing third-Bobby Knoop now playing second
    Soderholm singles to center
    Roof hits a 2 run HR to left center (his 7th of the season) MIN 3 KC 6
    Splittorff apears to be getting tired-Ted Abernathy warming up
    Dan Monzon (.348-0-4) batting for LaRoche
    Monzon flies to CF
    Tovar lines to CF
    Thompson singles to left
    For KC-Ted Abernathy (2-1 4saves 2.29 19.2ip 17h 5bb 6k 0hr .230opba) now pitching
    Carew grounds into a FC 4-6
    2r 3h 0e 1l

    Final Score

    MIN 100 000 002-3 11 0
    KAN 001 212 00x-6 11 2
    W-Splittorff (10-4)
    L-Blyleven (7-10)
    S-Abernathy (5)

    The Twins inability to score in the second and third cripple their chabces to win today. Neither Blyleven or Splittorff are especially sharp, but Splittorff spreads out 11 hits and gets out of several jams. Splittorff also helps his cause by going 4 for 4 at the plate and drving in 3 runs. The other hitting stars of the game are Jerry May and Eric Soderholm, both hitting below .200.
    If Oakland loses today the Royals will be back in first place.

    Other games

    NYY 000 000 030-3 11 0
    CLE 010 000 000-1 9 0
    W-Peterson (8-5)
    L-Mingori (3-5)
    S-Lyle (9)
    Good pitching by Ray Lamb and Ed Farmer is undone by Steve Mingori and Phil Hennigan who allow doulbles by Felipe Alou and Thurman Munson and a single to John Ellis as the Yankees rally for 3 in the 8th. Alou goes 4 for 5 on the day. Inidnas only run comes fom Jerry Moses's 2nd HR of the year. Yankees leave 7 RISP (5 before the 8th).

    BOS 000 010 000-1 8 0
    MIL 016 030 00x-10 14 0
    W-Brett (4-8)
    L-Curtis (0-3)
    Another ineffective pitching performance by John Curtis as he gets lit up by the normally light hitting Brewers. Brewers 6 run third inning in high-lighted bu Billy Conigliaro's 3 run HR. (Conigliaro had also hit a game winning HR in the bottom of the 9th to beat the White Sox 1-0 Thursday night). Hours after the game Conigliaro surprised the baseball world by abrubtly announcing his retirement. This makes hime the second player this season to announce a surprise retirement (Joe Pepitone retired at the the end of April from the Cubs but quickly reneged and is waiting to rejoin the Cubs when he becomes eligible on June 30th). Conigliaro has not been shy in voicing his displeasure over his platoon role with the Brewers. If he decides to come back he will be eligible to be re-activated 60 days from today.

    CAL 002 001 000-3 7 0
    OAK 000 000 010-1 8 0
    W-Wright (5-7)
    L-Hunter (8-5)
    Excellent pitching performance by Clyde Wright, who goes the distance. Jim Hunter also pitches well but Bob Oliver's 2 run scoring double in the third is all the offense that the Angels need. The bottom of the A's lineup has some glaring holes that have A's brass concerned. Darold Knowles has an infrequent good outing today in relief today. This loss drops the A's back into second place.

    PIT 000 001 000-1 6 0
    CHI 003 002 00x-5 9 1
    W-Hooton (6-7)
    L-Blass (8-5)
    Second straight victory for Cubs over first place Pirates. Billy Williams hits his 17th HR of the season in the 3rd. Jose Cardenal's error leads to Roberto Clemente scoring in the 6th. Almost immediatley Cardenal made up for it by tripling with 2 on in the bottom of the 6th. Tommorow the Cubs go for the sweep. The Cubs are now 3 games behind the Pirates. A week ago they were 6 games behind Pittsburgh. The Pirates have lost 5 of 6 this week.

    STL 321 105 000-12 15 1
    NYM 402 000 000-6 10 1
    W-Gibson (8-8)
    L-Taylor (0-2)
    Joe Torre hits 2 HRs and drives in 6 as Cardinals outlast Mets in a Shea slugfest. The Mets are actually still in the game when Buzz Capra gives up 5 runs while pitching 1/3rd of an inning. Ca[ra is having a very rough season so far. Jim McAndrew and Bob Gibson are both reliable starters, but each is roughed up early. Gibson is able to ride it out and pitches a complete game. Only 2 (Jerry McNertney and Bud Harrelson) of the 18 starters fail to get at least one hit.

    Night Games:

    DET 100 001 000 000 00-2 12 1
    BAL 000 200 000 000 01-3 12 0
    W-Scott (1-1)
    L-Scherman (2-4)
    Pitchers duel between Dave McNally and Chuck Slayback becomes a grueling endurance contest filled with blown chances and blown rallies (the Tigers load the bases with none twice and fail to score both times). The depleted Tigers line-up gets offesnsive spark from some unexpected sourcrs, Aurelio Rodriguez, Mickey Stanley and Paul Jata, while all Orioles except Terry Crowley (playing for a resting Boog Powell) get at least one hit. Orioles wiin in the 14th when late game replacement Don Baylor (who came in as a PR in the 11th) opens the inning with a double. Fred Scherman issued an IW to Don Buford. Pinch hitter Andy Etchebarren singled scoring Baylor. The Tigers hit into 4 DPs tonight while the Orioles hit into 3. Both sides played excellent defense tonight. Each of these teams has excellent infield defense and so-so outfield defense. The Orioles are now 1 1/2 games behind the Yankees, which is impressive because they got off to a very slow start.

    CHI 000 047 340-18 19 0
    TEX 050 001 000-6 11 2
    W-Gossage (2-3)
    L-Hand (1-3)
    As crazy a game that we've seen so far this season. Wilbur Wood blows up and doesn't last through the 3rd inning (he had nothing tonight). Rich Hand has things well in hand and then suddenly blows up as well (although he only gives up 1 earned run in the 4th-his error results in 3 unearned runs) and is ultimately charged with 8 runs (5 earned). Texas relievers Casey Cox (3 runs) and Jim Panther (7 runs) add further fuel to the fire and it takes Paul Lindblad to finally restire some order. After a poor start this season, young Rich Gossage has another good outing in relief. The White Sox bat around twice. Bil Melton drives in 6 for the White Sox and Carlos May has 4 RBI. Pat Kelly and rookie Jorge Orta each have 4 hits for Chicago. Steve Kealey pitches 4 strong innings out of the pen for Chicago and finishes the game. Ted Kubiak leads the Rangers offense with 3 hits. This win puts the White Sox back at .500.

    PHI 000 200 000-2 8 0
    MON 001 000 11x-3 8 0
    W-Morton (6-8)
    L-Champion (5-6)
    Exciting game between the bottom two teams in the NL East. Carl Morton and Billy Champion each pitch a complete game.Bob Bailey (12) and Tim Foli (1) each homer for the Expos. Boots Day drives in the winning run on a soft ground out that can't be turned for a double play. Recently promoted Bill Robinson hits two doubles for the Phillies.

    HOU 000 000 000-0 2 1
    CIN 001 100 01x-3 8 1
    W-Billingham (9-2)
    L-Forsch (5-8)
    Jack Billingham takes a no-hitter into the 6th inning against the hard hitting Astros. Reds have 5 XBHs tonight. Tony Perez hits his 10th HR in the 8th. Billingham, who has been the Reds only reliable starter this season, walks three and pitches a complete game shutout against his old team. The Astros have lost 5 of 7 this week. The Reds have won 4 of 6.

    SF 000 001 010-2 4 1
    SD 310 000 00x-4 9 1
    W-Arlin (10-4)
    L-Marichal (8-8)
    Three first inning unearned runs (resulting form a Tito Fuentes error) are all the runs the surprisingly strong Padres need to beat the Giants. Contending reams are begining to feel uncomfortable facing San Diego. Steve Arlin has littke trouble in getting his 10th win. He is tied for the NL leads in wins right now. Leron Lee is 2 for 3 tonight continuing his superb season. Despite his first inning difficulties tonight, Jian Marichal has another solid start for the Giants.

    ATL 000 020 000-2 4 1
    LAD 101 000 20x-4 12 2
    W-Osteen (6-6)
    L-Schueler (5-1)
    Ron Schueler is tagged for his first loss since being promoted to the Braves starting rotation. Ralph Garr's throwing error allows Manny Mota to score go ahead run in the seventh. Bill Buckner and Frank Robinson each have 3 hits for the Dodgers. After their hot start in the month of June, the Braves are now on a 5 game losing streak, being winless since the loss of Dusty Baker and Darrell Evans.

    ATL 000 010 000-1 6 0
    LAD 000 101 20x-4 10 0
    W-John (6-4)
    L-Jarvis (1-2)
    Tommy JOhn has little trouble as Dodgers sweep Braves handing Atlanta its 6th straight loss. Steve Garvey and Willie Crawford each have 3 hits for LA, while Paul Casanova homers for the Braves before he leaves the game after being hit with a foul tip. The Dodgers are the first team to get their 40th win this season.
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  4. #64
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    The State of New England
    Standings after games of 6/24/1972

    A League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    New York (A) 39 22 0.639 -
    Baltimore 38 24 0.613 1.5
    Boston 32 29 0.525 7.0
    Detroit 30 35 0.462 11.0
    Cleveland 26 38 0.406 14.5
    Milwaukee 24 40 0.375 16.5

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Kansas City 39 27 0.591 -
    Oakland 38 27 0.585 0.5
    Minnesota 36 29 0.554 2.5
    Chicago (A) 32 32 0.500 6.0
    California 29 37 0.439 10.0
    Texas 23 46 0.333 17.5

    N League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    Pittsburgh 39 28 0.582 -
    Chicago (N) 36 31 0.537 3.0
    St Louis 33 33 0.500 5.5
    New York (N) 30 35 0.462 8.0
    Philadelphia 29 39 0.426 10.5
    Montreal 21 43 0.328 16.5

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Los Angeles 40 27 0.597 -
    Atlanta 37 31 0.544 3.5
    Houston 39 33 0.542 3.5
    San Francisco 38 36 0.514 5.5
    Cincinnati 34 34 0.500 6.5
    San Diego 32 38 0.457 9.5

    It was a bad week for Pittsburgh, Houston and Atlanta. A very good week for LA. LA has a n 8 game winning streak.
    Last edited by EdTarbusz; 11-30-2010 at 09:55 PM.

  5. #65
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    The State of New England
    Sunday June 25, 1972 was an important day for me baseball-wise. It wasn't the first time that I was actually at the ballpark, but it had the earliest game situation that I had a memory of:

    (from retrosheet)

    INDIANS 1ST: Unser singled to left; Brohamer singled to right
    [Unser to third]; A. Johnson forced Brohamer (shortstop to
    second) [Unser scored]; Nettles singled to left [A. Johnson to
    third, Nettles to second (on throw)]; McCraw walked; Lolich
    forced A. Johnson (pitcher to catcher) [Nettles to third, McCraw
    to second, Lolich to first (error by Ellis)]; Moses singled to
    left [Nettles scored (unearned), McCraw scored (unearned),
    Lolich to third, Moses to second (error by White)]; Leon was
    walked intentionally; Kilkenny grounded out (second to first); 3
    R (1 ER), 4 H, 2 E, 3 LOB. Yankees 0, Indians 3.

    I vividly remember the Indians batting around (I had never seen that happen before) and the pitcher Mike Kilkenny hitting.

    Later, I looked it up to see if my memory was correct. This happened in the second game of a Sunday doubleheader against the Yankees.

    Game one:

    Game two:

    My grandfather was probably with us and he and my dad were probably extremely happy to see the Indians sweep the Yankees that afternoon.

    Here is my simulation of the doubleheader:

    Game one:

    NYY 000 200 001-3 6 0
    CLE 120 100 10x-5 14 1
    W-Perry (11-7)
    L-Kline (8-3)
    Indians jump off to a quick lead and Gaylord Perry pitches well today while Steve Kline is off his game today. Frank Duffy is 4 for 4 and Buddy is 3 for 4 for the Indians. 3 of the Yankees 6 hits go for doubles.

    Game two:

    NYY 004 010 320-10 11 0
    CLE 200 000 032-7 11 1
    W-Gardner (2-2)
    L-Kilkenny (0-1)
    Indians jump out to a quick lead, but Kilkenny blows up in the 4th giving up two hits and walking four (two runs are walked in). None of the 6 pitchers who appear pitch very well, each giving up at least 1 run. For the Yankees john Ellis, Rusty Torres (5 RBI) and Jerry Kenney have a good game. Each of these players will be playing with in 1973. For the Indians Del Unser goes 4 for 5. The Indians rally late and have the tieing run at the plate when the game ends.
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  6. #66
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdTarbusz View Post
    Sunday June 25, 1972 was an important day for me baseball-wise. It wasn't the first time that I was actually at the ballpark, but it had the earliest game situation that I had a memory of:
    VERY cool, that is right around the time I have my first memory of going to an Indians game
    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.
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  7. #67
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    The State of New England
    The Commissioners Office has released the leaders in the All Star Game voting:

    1B: Lee May HOU
    2B: Glenn Beckert CHI
    3B Joe Torre STL
    SS Bud Harrelson NY
    OF Hank Aaron ATL
    OF Roberto Clemente PIT
    OF Willie Mays NY
    C Johnny Bench CIN

    1B Dick Allen CHI
    2B Rod Carew MIN
    3B Brooks Robinson BAL
    SS Luis Aparicio BOS
    OF Reggie Jackson OAK
    OF Bobby Murcer NY
    OF Lou Piniella KC
    C Bill Freehan C

    Joe Torre and Hank Aaron are the leading vote getters. Brooks Robinson and Dick Allen are the leading AL vote getters.

    Some notes: Hank Aaron is mainly a first baseman this season. It is also hard to consider Willie Mays as a regular player with the Giants or the Mets this season. With the Mets he is often in the lineup only when he feels like it, but is playing well when he does play. In my simulation Bus Harrelson is having a lousy season and Luis Aparicio is only so-so. Bill Freehan is not playing that well either.

    It looks like only Lee May, Glenn Beckert, Bobby Murcer, Bill Freehan and Lou Piniella have a chace of being passed up (by Willie McCovey, Joe Morgan, Carlos May and Ray Fosse). McCovey was hurt for much of the season, his selection would be a joke in my opinion. In ny sim he is having a terrible season and has been benched in favor of Ed Goodson.

    Here is my Gillete All Star ballot for the 1972 All Star Game (based on my sim as of 6/25).

    1B John Mayberry KC (Dick Allen is a very close second)
    2b Rod Carew MIN
    SS Danny Thompson MIN
    3B Rico Petrocelli BOS
    OF Joe Rudi OAK
    OF Bobby Murcer NY
    OF Carlos May CHI (Richie Scheinblum, Lou Piniella and Boby Darwin just missing the cut)
    C Ellie Rodriguez MIL

    1B Nate Colbert SD (Hank Aaron and Lee May Just missing)
    2B Joe Morgan CIN
    3B Ron Santo CHI (Doug Rader a close second)
    SS Chris Speier SF (I may change my mind and vote for Larry Bowa)
    OF Cesar Cedeno HOU
    OF Bobby Tolan CIN
    OF Leron Lee SD (Jimmy Wynn, Bob Watson, Pete Rose, Matty Alou and Bill Buckner just missing out)
    C Ted Simmons STL

    In both leagues SS and C had the least amount of candidates.

    There is a good possibility that Felipe Alou (NYY) and Matty Alou (STL) may face each other in the ASG.
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  8. #68
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    The State of New England
    June 26, 1973 Monday Night Baseball

    Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodegers

    It's been an eventual couple of weeks in the NL West. For the first two and a half months of the season it has normally been the Houston Astros in first place, with the Dodgers occasionally moving into first for a day or two. Then in the early part of June the Atlanta Braves got red hot starting the month 13 and 2. This allowed the Braves to shoot from 3rd place into 1st place. Then just as suddenly the Braves became ice cold losing 6 in a row. While the Braves were slumpling, the Astros were also playing badly losing 6 of 8. Into this vacuum steo the Dodgers who take full advantage of the opportunity by winning 9 straight (including a truncated 2 game sweep of the Phillie and a 4 game sweep of the Braves). Suddenly the Dodgers found themselves in first with the Braves and Astros behind them at 4 and half games back. In one week the Braves dropped 4 and a half games and Houston dropped 4 games in the standings. The NL West has had the most tightly clustered first division teams in the Majors and this quick turnabout of fortunes has the attention of the baseball world. Were the Astros and Braves playing over their heads? Will the Dodgers, Astros and Braves beat each others brains in allowing the Giants to slip in? What about the Reds? They have been spinning their wheels in 5th place most of the season but have won 5 of their last 6 and may be poised to make a move into contention.

    Earlier today

    PHI 000 011 002-4 8 0
    CHI 000 000 011-2 8 0
    W-Reynolds (1-6)
    L-Jenkins (9-8)
    S-Nash (1)
    Fergie Jenkins loses his 6th straight decision (his last win was June 3rd against San Diego when his record was 9-2). Once again Jenkins is done in by the long ball giving up solo HRs to Bill Robinson, Joe Lis and John Bateman (all three are recent additions to the Phillies roster). Ken Reynolds first hit of the season results in the Phillies first run of the game. 6 of the Phillies eight hits are for extra bases(3 HRs and 3 doubles).

    ATL 012 100 000-4 9 1
    SFG 000 020 001-3 8 0
    W-Reed (11-4)
    L-Carrithers (2-6)
    S-Upshaw (6)
    Braves finally end their 6 game losing streak. They were red hot for the first half of June and have been ice cold since the 19th being swept by the Phillies (2 games) and the Dodgers (4 games). Despite two late rallies and Dave Kingman's 9th inning HR the Braves hold on for the win. Braves offense, including HRs by Hank Aaron and Jim Breazeale, drive emergency starter Don Carrithers from the mound in the 4th. Giants relievers Randy Moffitt (brother of Billie Jean King) and Don McMahon shut down the Braves the rest of way. The Giants rally in the 9th with Kingman's HR and Ed Goodson's single with none out. Cecil Upshaw relives Ron Reed and during a hit and run Chris Speier lines into a double play effectively killing the Giants rally.

    Starting Pitchers: Don Gullet (5-6 4.54 94 hits in 85.1 IP 11HRs) vs Claude Osteen (6-6 2.81) Osteen has 10 CGs in 14 starts

    Starting Lineups

    Cincinnati Reds

    14 Pete Rose LF .310-4-26
    8 Joe Morgan 2B .309-9-29
    28 Bob Tolan CF .288-0-47
    5 Johnny Bench C .232-13-44
    24 Tony Perez 1B .302-10-45
    16 Denis Menke 3B .221-4-21
    15 George Foster RF .158-3-4
    13 Dave Concepcion SS .199-3-18
    35 Don Gullett P .294-0-5

    Los Angeles Dodgers

    2 Bobby Valentine 2B .291-1-15
    11 Manny Mota LF .362-4-14
    22 Bill Buckner 1B .379-7-32 (leads ML in batting average)
    36 Frank Robinson RF .230-7-27
    28 Wes Parker CF .314-0-12 (usually plays 1B but is replacing injured Willie Davis in CF)
    6 Steve Garvey 3B .277-7-28
    41 Steve Yeager C .245-2-7
    18 Bill Russell SS .253-2-22
    23 Claude Osteen P .390-0-5

    Game time temp in the mid 50s (it's been a chilly evening all over the country)

    1st inning

    Rose grounds to 3B
    Morgan singles to CF
    Morgan CS 2-6 (there was some question in the booth whether Osteen balked)
    Tolan grounds to 2B
    0r 1h 0e 0l

    Valentine homers to center CIN 0 LA 1
    Mota hits a long flyout to LF
    Buckner singles to left
    Robinson hits a long flyout to CF
    Parker hits a grounder off Concepcion's glove for a single-Buckner to second
    Garvey Kc
    1r 3h 0e 2l

    CIN 0 -0 1 0
    LAD 1 -1 3 0

    2nd inning

    Bench homers to left center CIN 1 LA 1
    Perez triples to the gap in right center
    Menke grounds sharply to SS-Perez holds third
    Foster Ks on a bad pitch
    Concepcion grounds to 2B
    1r 2h 0e 1l

    Yeager grounds to 3B
    Russell flies to LF-the ball is just fair
    Osteen singles to left
    Valentine singles to left-Osteen to second
    Mota hits a long flyout to CF
    0r 2h 0e 2l

    CIN 01 -1 3 0
    LAD 10 -1 5 0

    3rd inning

    Gullett singles to left
    Rose hits a soft groundout to 3B-Gullett to second
    Morgan walks
    Tolan hits a tough grounder to Valentine-Vaelntine makes a wild throw to second!!-Gullett scores-Morgan to third-Tolan to second CIN 2 LA 1
    Bench IW
    Perez K2-Yeager appeals and gets the call
    Osteen bears down and Ks Menke
    1r 2h 1e 3l

    Buckner flies to LF
    Robinson lines to SS
    Parker lines to SS
    0r 0h 0e 0l

    CIN 011 -2 5 0
    LAD 100 -1 5 1

    4th inning

    Foster Ks
    Concepcion lines to LF
    Gullett flies to RF
    0r 0h 0e 0l

    Garvey lines to SS
    Yeager grounds to 3B
    Russell Kc
    0r 0h 0e 0l

    CIN 011 0 -2 5 0
    LAD 100 0 -1 5 1

    5th inning

    Rose walks
    Morgan hits a sinking liner to center that Parker has to play in the hop-this started as a H & R but Rose raced back to first when it looked like Parker might make the catch-Rose turns around and takes second
    Tolan singles to left-Rose scores and Morgan is able to take third on the play!! CIN 3 LA 1
    Bench hits a hard grounder to SS-rather than go for the DP Russell looks Morgan back and gets the out at first-Tolan takes second
    Perez IW
    Infield draws in
    Menke hits a grand slam to center!! CIN 7 LA 1
    For LA-Mike Strahler warming up
    Foster walks
    Concepcion lines to CF
    Gullett singles to center-Foster to third
    For LA-now pitching #37 Mike Strahler (0-2 1s 6.75 18.2ip 33h 11bb 11k 4hr .384opba) rookie Mike Strahler got off to a horrendous start and seemed destined for Albuqurque but Walter Alston stuck with him and he has been pitching better recently)
    Rose bounces into a FC 6-4
    5r 4h 0e 2l

    #30 Maury Wills (.119-0-3) batting for Strahler (this season Wills is considered the highest paid bench warmer in the Majors)
    Wills flies to CF
    Valentine flies to CF
    Mota Ks
    0r 0h 0e 0l

    CIN 011 05 -7 9 0
    LAD 100 00 -1 5 1

    6th inning

    For LA-now pitching #31 Hoyt Wilhelm (3-1 1s 2.76 29.1ip 24h 19bb 18k 0hr .214opba) 49 year old Wilhelm is pitching well in a limited role with the Dodgers (He will be 50 July 26, 1972)
    Morgan walks
    Tolan Kc
    Bench singles to left-again Morgan takes tird on a singles to left!-Bech is thrown out 7-4 while trying to stretch the single into a double!
    Perez doubles to right field gap-Morgan scores CIN 8 LA 1
    Menke K2-Yeager apeals and gets the call
    1r 2h 0e 1l

    Buckner grounds to P
    Robinson singles to center
    Parker Ks
    Garvey walks-Robinson to second
    Yeager flies to CF
    0r 1h 0e 2l

    CIN 011 051 -8 11 0
    LAD 100 000 -1 5 1

    7th inning

    Foster grounds to SS
    Concepcion grounds to SS
    Gullett flies to CF
    0r 0h 0e 0l

    Russell singles to center
    Batting for Wilhelm #5 Jim Lefebvre (.191-5-17)
    Lefebvre Ks
    Valentine grounds into FC 4-6
    Mota hits a sinking liner that Tolan races in for and makes a great snow cone catch!!
    0r 1h 0e 1l

    CIN 011 051 0 -8 11 0
    LAD 100 000 0 -1 7 1

    8th inning

    For LA-Jim Lebebvre stays in the game playing third
    Now ptiching #46 Pete Mikkelsen (1-0 2s 4.91 14.2ip 24h 9bb 11k 0hr .381opba)
    Rose hits a double in the gap in center-this is the kind of play that has the Dodgers really missing Willie Davis)
    Morgan hits a high fly to right-Robinson and Valentine collide on the play!! Parker comes over to make the throw-Morgan is credited with a double-Rose scores-the trainer is out and both Valentine and Robinson leave the game CIN 9 LA 1
    For LA- #1 Billy Grabarkewitz now playing 2b (batting first) and #27 Willie Crawford playing RF (batting 4th)
    Tolan singles to right-Morgan scores CIN 10 LA 1
    Bench hits a pop foul to 1B
    Perez HBP-Tolan to second
    Menke Ks
    Foster pops to SS
    2r 3h 0e 2l

    For CIN-Sparky Anderson makes several defensive substitutions: #22 Ted Uhlaender playing LF (batting 1st); #11 Hal McRae in CF (3rd); #9 Bill Plummer at C (4th); #26 Joe Hague at 1B (5th) and #12 Darrell Chaney at 3B 6th)-Anderson also has Wayne Simpson warming up
    Buckner grounds to SS
    Crawford (.273-4-20) Ks on a bad pitch
    Parker walks
    Batting for Mikkelsen #8 Duke Sims (.184-4-12)
    Sims grounds into FC 4-6
    0r 1h 0e 1l

    CIN 011 051 02 -10 14 0
    LAD 100 000 00 -1 7 1

    9th inning

    For LA-now pitching #21 Jim Brewer (3-2 2s 4.32 8.1ip 6h 1bb 13k 3hr .194opba)
    Concepion hits a fly to right that Crawford misjudges! Concepcion takes third on a 3 base error
    Batting for Gullett #17 Julian Javier (.170-1-2)
    Javier grounds to SS-Concepcion scores on the play CIN 11 LA 1
    Uhlaender (.227-0-4) Ks
    Morgan Kc
    1r 0h 1e 0l

    For CIN-Javier stays in the game playing 2B
    Now pitching #45 Wayne Simpson (0-5 0s 5.67 33.1ip 31h 10bb 23k 6k .231opba-batting second) Simpson started the season in the Minors and was called up in late April to join the faltering Reds rotation. He has been ineffective so far this season and has not pitched in almost 3 weeks. This is his 9th appearance (4 of which were starts)
    Yeager grounds to P
    Russell flies to CF
    Lefebvre singles to right
    Grabarkewitz walks-Lefebvre to second
    Mota singles to right-Lefebvre scores-Grabarkewitz to third CIN 11 LA 2
    Buckner triples to center-Grabarkewitz and Mota score (Simpson's troubles continue) CIN 11 LA 4
    For CIN-now pitching #31 Jim McGlothlin (5-4 0s 5.15 71.2ip 42h 9hr 17bb 33k) McGlothin has been erratic as a Reds starter this season
    Crawford hits a long fly to CF
    3r 3h 0e 1l

    Final totals

    CIN 011 051 021-11 14 0
    LAD 100 000 003-4 10 2
    W-Gullett (6-6)
    L-Osteen (6-7)

    After the game it was announced that because the Dodgers have three injured position players (Willie Davis, Frank Robinson and Bobby Valentine) that Valentine will be placed on the 15 day DL. A decisionon Robinson is pending but he may also go on the DL. Davis is expected to return to the line up on Wednesday.

    This is the type of offense that Sparky Anderson insists that the Reds are capable of every day. Morgan, Tolan and Perez are having excellent seasons and Johnny Bench is coming around after a slow start. The top of the Reds order of Rose, Morgan, Tolan, Bench and Perez is one of the most impressive in the Majors. The Reds pitching, especially their starters, have been been underwhelming with the exception of Jack Billingham (although Gary Nolan and Gullett have been pitching better). If the pitching comes around the Reds have to potential to contend for the West. This win moves the Reds into 4th place past the Giants.

    This was an unusual sloppy game by the Dodgers as their winning streak comes to a crashing halt, and the loss of Robinson and especially Valentine are going to hurt the team. Willie Davis can't get back soon enough.

    Other games:

    BOS 101 200 111-7 10 0
    CLE 000 000 001-1 3 1
    W-Culp (7-6)
    L-Tidrow (5-7)
    Ray Culp takes a one hitter into the 9th. Red Sox launch a balanced attack with seven hitters in the line-up getting at least one hit. Luis Aparicio homers and Tommy Harper drives in 3.

    MIL 000 100 000-1 4 1
    BAL 001 010 10x-3 9 0
    W-Cuellar (8-4)
    L-Lockwood (2-8)
    The Orioles keep the heat on the Yankees with a victory over the last place Brewers. Brooks Robinson and Boog Powell are the hitting stars for Baltimore. Dave May's HR results in the only Brewers run.

    NYY 110 000 400-6 11 0
    DET 024 101 02x-10 16 2
    W-Timmermann (4-7)
    L-Kekich (2-5)
    Depleted Tigers line-up explodes for 16 hits and scores 10 runs. Every member of the Tigers lineup gets at least 1 and light hitting Ed Brinkman has 4 RBI. Mike Kekich's troubles continue as he doesn't make it through the 3rd. Yankees rally late assisted by Ike Brown's throwing error in the 7th, but John Callison is thrown out at the plate ending the inning and the rally.

    OAK 022 002 041-11 15 0
    TEX 000 000 000-0 3 2
    W-Hamilton (4-1)
    L-Broberg (1-9)
    Dave Hamilton pitches a 3 hitter as the A's cruise to an easy victory over the Rangers. Shoddy Rangers defense leads to 4 unearned runs. Joe Rudi, Ollie Brown and Tim Cullen each have 3 hits for Oakland.

    CHI 000 100 004 03-8 12 0
    KAN 000 210 020 01-6 10 0
    W-Romo (3-0)
    L-Murphy (0-4)
    S-Acosta (1)
    Tough loss for the Royals tonight. Mike Hedlund, making a spot start, effectively stops the White Sox for 8+ innings allowing only Dick Allen's 16th HR. Hedlund also snuffs 2 rallies when the White Sox get a runner to third with less than two outs. The Royals bullpen, however, lets it get away by giving up 3 hits and 5 walks (including an IW to Allen) in the 9th. At one point Ted ABernathy walks 3 consecutive runs home befpre Bob Lemon can get him out of there. The White Sox get slightly better performances from their bullpen, although youngsters Terry Forster and Cy Acosta get touched up for 3 Royals runs, although Acosta holds on to get his first ML save. This loss leaves the Royals a half game in first place.

    CAL 000 000 010 01-2 7 0
    MIN 100 000 000 00-1 6 1
    W-Barber (2-0)
    L-LaRoche (3-1)
    Excellent pitching duel between Rudy May and Jim Perry is highlighted by AL Rookie of the Year frontrunner Leroy Stanton's 8th inning triple and scores the (unearned) tie run on Jim Spencer's single. Lloyd Allen and Steve Barber pitch well out the bullpen for the Angels. Jim Perry pitches 10 solid innings for the Twins.

    PIT 000 (10)01 000-11 14 1
    MYM 000 000 010-1 3 1
    W-Briles (7-4)
    L-Gentry (5-8)
    Pirates send 15 to the plate in the 10 run (6 earned) 4th. Roberto Clemente gets 2 hits in the 4th and is now 43 hits short of 3000 hits. Every Pirates starter has at least 1 hit. Silver lining for the Mets: a good relief performance by rookie Buzz Capra. Nelson Briles is sharp for the entire game pitching a 3 hitter. This win ends Pirates 6 game losing streak.

    MON 202 000 410-9 14 0
    STL 002 000 103-6 13 0
    W-Moore (1-2)
    L-Cleveland (6-11)
    Ron Fairly and Bob Bailey are the big guns in the Expos victory as Ron Hunt, Tim McCarver and Mike Jorgensen combine for 7 runs scored. Matty Alou goes 4 for 5 and Joe Torre drives in 4 for the Cardinals. Balor Moore gets his first win of the year.

    HOU 000 110 200-4 10 0
    SDP 000 100 001-2 4 0
    W-Wilson (10-2)
    L-Caldwell (3-6)
    Don Wilson's excellent season continues as he pitches his 10th CG. Nate Colbert hits his 22nd HR (ML lead) in the 4th. Cesar Cedeno, Bob Watson and Jack Hiatt have 2 hits each for the Astros. One of Hiatt's hits is his 3rd HR of the season.
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    Standings after games of June 26, 1972

    A League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    New York (A) 40 24 0.625 -
    Baltimore 39 25 0.609 1.0
    Boston 34 30 0.531 6.0
    Detroit 32 35 0.478 9.5
    Cleveland 27 40 0.403 14.5
    Milwaukee 25 42 0.373 16.5

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Kansas City 41 28 0.594 -
    Oakland 40 28 0.588 0.5
    Minnesota 36 32 0.529 4.5
    Chicago (A) 33 33 0.500 6.5
    California 31 38 0.449 10.0
    Texas 24 47 0.338 18.0

    N League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    Pittsburgh 40 29 0.580 -
    Chicago (N) 37 32 0.536 3.0
    St Louis 33 35 0.485 6.5
    New York (N) 31 36 0.463 8.0
    Philadelphia 31 39 0.443 9.5
    Montreal 22 44 0.333 16.5

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Los Angeles 41 28 0.594 -
    Atlanta 38 32 0.543 3.5
    Houston 40 34 0.541 3.5
    Cincinnati 36 34 0.514 5.5
    San Francisco 39 37 0.513 5.5
    San Diego 32 40 0.444 10.5

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    Another month in the books!

    Standings after games of June 30, 1972:

    A League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    New York (A) 42 26 0.618 -
    Baltimore 40 28 0.588 2.0
    Boston 37 31 0.544 5.0
    Detroit 34 37 0.479 9.5
    Cleveland 30 42 0.417 14.0
    Milwaukee 27 45 0.375 17.0

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Oakland 45 28 0.616 -
    Kansas City 43 29 0.597 1.5
    Minnesota 38 34 0.528 6.5
    California 34 39 0.466 11.0
    Chicago (A) 33 38 0.465 11.0
    Texas 24 50 0.324 21.5

    N League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    Pittsburgh 42 31 0.575 -
    Chicago (N) 39 35 0.527 3.5
    St Louis 37 36 0.507 5.0
    New York (N) 34 37 0.479 7.0
    Philadelphia 32 43 0.427 11.0
    Montreal 24 47 0.338 17.0

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Los Angeles 43 30 0.589 -
    Houston 43 35 0.551 2.5
    Cincinnati 39 35 0.527 4.5
    Atlanta 39 36 0.520 5.0
    San Francisco 41 39 0.512 5.5
    San Diego 34 43 0.442 11.0

    For reference, these were the real standings from June 30, 1972 (from Retrosheet):

    Standings At Close of Play of June 30, 1972
    NL East

    Team Name G W L T PCT GB
    Pittsburgh Pirates 65 40 25 0 .615 -
    New York Mets 67 41 26 0 .612 -
    Chicago Cubs 66 37 29 0 .561 3.5
    St. Louis Cardinals 67 34 33 0 .507 7.0
    Montreal Expos 67 29 38 0 .433 12.0
    Philadelphia Phillies 66 24 42 0 .364 16.5

    NL West

    Team Name G W L T PCT GB
    Cincinnati Reds 68 41 27 0 .603 -
    Houston Astros 69 41 28 0 .594 0.5
    Los Angeles Dodgers 68 36 32 0 .529 5.0
    Atlanta Braves 67 31 36 0 .463 9.5
    San Francisco Giants 74 28 46 0 .378 16.0
    San Diego Padres 68 24 44 0 .353 17.0

    AL East

    Team Name G W L T PCT GB
    Detroit Tigers 64 36 28 0 .563 -
    Baltimore Orioles 64 35 29 0 .547 1.0
    New York Yankees 62 28 34 0 .452 7.0
    Boston Red Sox 61 27 34 0 .443 7.5
    Cleveland Indians 63 27 36 0 .429 8.5
    Milwaukee Brewers 63 26 37 0 .413 9.5

    AL West

    Team Name G W L T PCT GB
    Oakland Athletics 66 43 23 0 .652 -
    Chicago White Sox 66 39 27 0 .591 4.0
    Minnesota Twins 64 35 29 0 .547 7.0
    Kansas City Royals 64 31 33 0 .484 11.0
    California Angels 68 31 37 0 .456 13.0
    Texas Rangers 65 27 38 0 .415 15.5
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    Game of the Week July 1, 1972

    Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates.

    Pre-game: Two weeks ago the Pirates were 6 games ahead of the second place Cubs and looked to be the first team to runaway to a division win. Then came a 6 game losing streak (including being swept at Wrigley Field last weekend) and the Cubs narrowed the difference to 2 games. The Pirates have righted themselves are playing well again. They have one of the most balanced attacks and probably the best bench in the Majors.
    The Cubs played .500 ball while the Pirates were slumping and Leo Durocher knows that's not good enough and the Cubs need to turn it up a notch if the Cubs are to be serious contenders this season. Durocher also knows that his job is hanging by a thread and he may be out by the All Star Break. Jenkons hasn't won in a month. If he can right himself, he may be the difference.

    Bill Hands (8-5 2.92) vs Dock Ellis (6-6 3.89)

    Starting Line-ups

    Chicago Cubs

    1 Jose Cardenal RF .244-7-30
    18 Glenn Beckert 2B .266-0-17
    26 Billy Williams LF .320-19-49
    10 Ron Santo 3B .302-9-35
    8 Joe Pepitone 1B .229-1-3 (2nd appearance since returning from retirement)
    7 Rick Monday CF .232-5-20
    11 Don Kessinger SS .265-0-30
    15 Ken Rudolph C .271-0-7
    49 Bill Hands P .106-0-0

    Pittsburgh Pirates

    30 Dave Cash 2B .290-1-5
    18 Vic Davalillo LF .301-1-12
    21 Roberto Clemente RF .336-10-42-Clemente needs 40 hits for 3000.
    16 Al Oliver CF .285-6-32
    3 Richie Hebner 3B .247-6-22
    7 Bob Robertson 1B .182-7-19
    35 Manny Sanguillen C .342-3-27
    2 Jackie Hernandez SS .161-0-8
    17 Dock Ellis P .200-0-0

    Temperature is in the 80s. It is a clear and calm day.

    1st inning

    Cardenal walks
    Beckert FC 6-4
    Williams GIDP 4-6-3
    0r 0h 0e 0l

    Cash 6-3
    Davilillo singles to right
    Clemente GIDP 6-4-3
    0r 1h 0e 0l

    CHI 0 -0 0 0
    PIT 0 -0 1 0

    2nd inning

    Santo triples to left center!
    Pepiton flies to CF-Santo holds
    Monday L4
    Kessinger singles to right-Santo scores CHI 1 PIT 0
    Rudolph singles to left-Kessinger stops at second
    Hands flies to CF
    1r 3h 0e 2l

    Oliver walks-Froeming really squeezes Hands
    Hebner lines to RF
    Robertson singles to left-Oliver to second
    Sanguillen triples to right center-Oliver and Robertson score CHI 1 PIT 2
    Hernandez Kc
    Ellis bounces out to 1B
    2r 2h 0e 1l

    CHI 01 -1 3 0
    PIT 02 -2 3 0

    3rd inning

    Cardenal 4-3
    Beckert 5-3
    Williams doubles into the right field corner
    Santo K2 after Sanguillen appeals
    0r 1h 0e 1l

    Cash 4-3
    Davalillo singles to center
    Clemente GIDP 6-4-3
    0r 1h 0e 0l

    CHI 010 -1 4 0
    PIT 020 -2 4 0

    4th inning

    Pepitone grounds to 1B
    Monday singles to right
    Kessinger L4
    Rudolph Ks
    0r 1h 0e 1l

    Oliver L5-Santo reaching it at the last second!
    Hebner grounds to 1B
    Robertson P5F
    0r 0h 0e 0l

    CHI 010 0 -1 5 0
    PIT 020 0 -2 4 0

    5th inning

    Hands single to center
    Cardenal walks-Hands to second
    Beckert grounds into FC to third-Hebner gets Hands unassisted
    Williams doubles down right field line-Cardenal scores-Beckert stops at third (he doesn't want to challange Clemente's arm!) CHI 2 PIT 2
    Santo IW loading the bases
    Pepitone bounces to first-Robertson's only play is at first 3-1-Beckert scores-Santo to second CHI 3 PIT 2
    Monday singles to right-Williams scores-Clemente's strong relay keeps Santo at third CHI 4 PIT 2
    Kessinger walks loading the bases again
    Rudolph flies to CF
    3r 3h 0e 3l

    Sanguillen 6-3
    Hernandez Kc
    Ellis Ks
    0r 0h 0e 0l

    CHI 010 03 -4 8 0
    PIT 020 00 -2 4 0

    6th inning

    Hands 6-3
    Cardenal Kc
    Beckert 6-3
    0r 0h 0e 0l

    Cash 5-3
    Davalillo 4-3
    Clemente Ks
    0r 0h 0e 0l

    CHI 010 030 -4 8 0
    PIT 020 000 -2 4 0

    7th inning

    Williams singles to center
    Santo flies to LF
    Pepitone singles to left-Williams to second
    For PIT-Brunce Kison warming up
    Monday GIDP 3-6-3
    0r 2h 0e 0l

    Oliver doubles into the left field corner
    For CHI-Jack Aker warming up
    Hebner Ks
    Robertson P5F
    Sanguillen 5-3
    0r 1h 0e 1l

    CHI 010 030 0 -4 10 0
    PIT 020 000 0 -2 5 0

    8th inning

    Kessinger grounds to second-Cash's throw is in the dirt-Kessinger takes first in the error
    For PIT-Kison warming up
    Rudolph GIDP 4-6-3
    Hands flies to CF
    0r 0h 1e 0l

    Hernandez singles to center
    Number 15 Gene Clines (.333-0-21) batting for Ellis
    Clines FC 6-3-Kessinger's throw just getting Clines-Hernandez to second
    Cash singles to right-Hernandez scores CHI 4 PIT 3
    For CHI-Aker warming up
    Davalillo doubles to left center-Cash scores CHI 4 PIT 4
    Clemente bears down and singles to center-Davalillio scores ahead of Monday's throw CHI 4 PIT 5
    Now pitching for CHI-number 38 Jack Aker (1-2 1s 2.04 17.2ip 16h 5bb 10k 0hr .250opba)
    Oliver hits a high bouncer to Kessinger and beats out the throw for a single-Clemente to second
    Hebner walks loading the bases
    Robertson grounds out softly to SS-Clemente scores-Oliver to third-Hebner to second CHI 4 PIT 6
    Sanguillen grounds to SS
    4r 5h 0e 2l

    CHI 010 030 00 -4 10 0
    PIT 020 000 04 -6 10 1

    9th inning

    For PIT-now pitching number 31 Dave Giusti (1-1 6s 2.20 16.1ip 9h 2bb 15k 2hr .158opba)
    Cardenal 4-3
    Beckert 6-3
    Williams hits a liner to left that Davalillo over-runs! Williams is credited with a double and takes third on the error
    Santo Kc
    0r 1h 1e 1l

    Final score

    CHI 010 030 000-4 11 0
    PIT 020 000 04x-6 10 2
    W-Ellis (7-6)
    L-Hands (8-6)
    S-Giusti (7)

    A game that epitimized both the Pirates and Cubs this season. The Pirates by rallying late and the Cubs by weakening late.
    Normally Roberto Clemente would not have appeared today since this was a day game after a night game, but Bill Virdon wanted a chance for Clemente to play before a national audience. Clemente showed the same form he showed in last years World Series. Despite grounding into two double plays early, he got a clutch hit driving in the go ahead run and preventing at least one Cub run from scoring because of his arm. Barring a terrible slump or any lengthy time off because of injury Clemente should reach 3000 hits in early August.

    Other Games:

    MIL 010 000 020-3 11 0
    BOS 000 011 50x-7 12 0
    W-Culp (8-6)
    L-Parsons (5-7)
    Red Sox 7th inning rally is highlighted by John Kennedy's 3 run HR over the Green Monster. Light hitting Danny Cater also has 3 RBI (and a HR) for Boston (the Red Sox scored 1 run on a Bill Parsons's WP). Neither Parsons or Ray Culp are really sharp as starters but Culp gets out of several jams, including inducing George Scott to ground into 2 DPs. Reggie Smith has 3 hits for Boston.

    CLE 010 000 000-1 7 0
    NYY 210 000 00x-3 6 0
    W-Stottlemyer (6-7)
    L-Wilcox (4-8)
    A hot day in the Bronx is high-lighted by fine pitching performances by Mel Stottlemyer and Milt Wilcox. Horace Clark (single) and Felipe Alou (double) lead off the Yankee first with hits and both score. Gene Michael hits his first HR in the 2nd. Stottlemyer walks 3 in the second and a bases loaded walk to Del Unser drives in the Indians only run. Both starters have no trouble after the second inning.

    BAL 000 022 000-4 9 3
    DET 000 120 000-3 6 0
    W-Cuellar (9-4)
    L-Lolich (12-9)
    Seesaw game featuring a match-up of two of the seasons best pitchers. Light hitting Mark Belanger and Bobby Grich each have 2 RBI. Cuellar gives up only one earned run, Boog Powell commiting 2 errors. In the bottom of the 6th the Tigers load the bases with no outs and Cullar gets out of the jam, not allowing any runs. Lolich strikes out 8 and gives up no walks in taking the loss.

    MIN 000 000 020-2 5 2
    CHI 000 301 10x-5 9 0
    W-Wood (10-10)
    L-Perry (5-9)
    Dick Allen hits his 20th HR of the season as the underachieving White Sox cruise to an easy victory over the Twins. Wilber Wood doesn't walk anyone and only Eric Soderholm's HR prevents him from pitching a shutout.

    TEX 000 002 020 8-12 16 2
    KAN 202 000 000 0-4 6 0
    W-Lindblad (4-5)
    L-Murphy (0-5)
    Royals jump out to early lead but can't hold it in the late innings. Tom Murphy has a disastrous relief outing in the 10th inning walking 2 and giving up 6 hits in a third of an inning. Don Mincher, Larry Biitner, Joe Lovitto and Toby Harrah are hitting stars for Texas.

    LA 000 210 102-6 11 1
    SF 031 021 20x-9 12 1
    W-Stone (8-0)
    L-Osteen (6-8)
    Steve Stone remains undefeated as a starter. Rookie of the Year front-runner Garry Maddox and Chris Speier each have 3 hits and 2 HRs for the Giants. Wes Parker and Willie Davis each homer for the Dodgers.

    Night Games:

    OAK 010 000 110-3 9 0
    CAL 300 010 00x-4 10 0
    W-Messersmith (7-8)
    L-Odom (6-8)
    Andy Messersmith has enough in the tank for a CG win. The A's rally ;ate but it isn't enough/ Joe Rudi has 3 hits for Oakland. Ken McMullen's HR puts the game out of reach for the A's. One bright spot for Oakland: a good relif puting for Darold Knowles who is having a poor season. Every member of the Angles line-up except Messersmith gets at least one hit off Blue Moon Odom.

    NYM 200 020 200-6 7 1
    MON 100 109 00x-11 13 0
    W-Stoneman (5-10)
    L-Matlack (7-9)
    Jon Matlack is charged with 9 unearned runs in the 6th after Wayne Garrett's costly error. Bob Bailey and Tim Foli each have 3 RBI for the Expos. Tim McCarver has 3 hits of rthe Expos and John Boccabella has a key PH in the 6th. For the Mets Wayne Garrett and Rusty Staub have 2 hits each. Rusty Staub hits a HR and and has 3 RBI for New York. Joe Gilbert makes ML debut for Montreal, pitching 3 innings, giving up a HR to Staub and strikes out 5.

    STL 100 500 000-6 10 1
    PHI 000 000 100-1 8 1
    W-Spinks (4-5)
    L-Twitchell (0-3)
    Scipio Spinks has little trouble with the Phillies while pitching a CG. Only Don Money's HR prevents a shut-out. Matty Alou has 3 RBI for the Cardinals. The Cardinals work the Philleis pitchers for 9 walks.

    STL 000 000 010-1 6 2
    PHI 120 010 00x-4 9 1
    W-Selma (5-8)
    L-Santorini (3-1)
    Dick Selma pitches an efficient CG for the Phillies, giving up just one unearned run. Al Santorini and Joe Grzenda also pitch well for St Louis. The Philles score two Unearned runs in the second off two Cardinal errors.

    ATL 211 010 001 0-6 12 1
    HOU 006 000 000 1-7 8 2
    W-Culver (4-2)
    L-Upshaw (2-3)
    Astros are able to hold on to win in extra innings. Don Wilson has an unusually difficult outing tonight. Bob Watson hits a grand slam for Houston. Doug Rader drives in the winning run in the 10th. For the Braves Earl Williams goes 3 for 4 with a HR and Marty Perez has 3 RBI.

    CIN 100 000 010-2 6 0
    SDP 100 201 00x-4 6 0
    W-Kirby (9-4)
    L-Grimsley (3-6)
    Sparky ANderson hates when the Reds play the Padres. After Joe Morgan's first inning HR, the Reds rally several times but can only score 1 more run. Fred Stanley, Leron Lee and Nate Colbert each have 2 hits for San Diego. Colbert hits his ML leading 24th HR (he also leads the majors with 79 RBI) and Lee also homers. Lee and Colbert are now one of the best one-two punches in the Majors.
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    Standings after games of July 1, 1972

    A League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    New York (A) 43 26 0.623 -
    Baltimore 41 28 0.594 2.0
    Boston 38 31 0.551 5.0
    Detroit 34 38 0.472 10.5
    Cleveland 30 43 0.411 15.0
    Milwaukee 27 46 0.370 18.0

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Oakland 45 29 0.608 -
    Kansas City 43 30 0.589 1.5
    Minnesota 38 35 0.521 6.5
    California 35 39 0.473 10.0
    Chicago (A) 34 38 0.472 10.0
    Texas 25 50 0.333 20.5

    N League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    Pittsburgh 43 31 0.581 -
    Chicago (N) 39 36 0.520 4.5
    St Louis 38 37 0.507 5.5
    New York (N) 34 38 0.472 8.0
    Philadelphia 33 44 0.429 11.5
    Montreal 25 47 0.347 17.0

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Los Angeles 43 31 0.581 -
    Houston 44 35 0.557 1.5
    Cincinnati 39 36 0.520 4.5
    San Francisco 42 39 0.519 4.5
    Atlanta 39 37 0.513 5.0
    San Diego 35 43 0.449 10.0

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    Game notes from June, 1972:

    0601 DetCleN-Longest game of the season so far goes 21 innings. The Tigers tie the game 2-2 in the top of the 8th when Aurelio Rodriguez drives in two with a double and then the teams play 12 innings of scoreless ball. Buddy Bell finally scores the winning run on a Tom McCraw single. Good pitching performances by starters Gaylord Perry and Tom Timmerman are long forgotten by games end, and not much offense: the Indians only get 9 hits and leave only one man in scoring position. The Tigers have 14 hits and leave 5 RISP.
    NYMilN-Mike Ferraro falls in dugout going after a foul-he is day to day.
    StLChiN-Burt Hooten injures his arm while pitching-he is day to day. Cubs win 6-4 concluding a 3 game sweep of St Louis. Rick Wose who started season 7-0 has lost 4 straight decisions.
    PhiNYN-Mets win 1-0 in 12 innings. Jim McAndrew (2 hits) and Tug McGraw (0 hits) hold the Phillies to two hits. Deron Johnson has both of the Philles hits.
    0602 CalCle-After starting the season with 7 straight losses Rickey Clark gets his first win of the year. Because of last nights 21 inning game the Indians have six utility players in their line-up.
    MinDetN-Tigers win 8-3-Mickey Lolich is the first pitcher to get 10 wins. 7 of the 10 Tigers hits are for extra bases, including 4 solo HRs.
    ChiSDN_Leron Lee hurt in the field-he is day to day.
    0603 TexMil-Jerry Bell injures himself while pitching-he is day to day.
    0604 TexMil-Rangers and Brewers combine for 33 hits as Rangers win 13-11. It is a game of big innings-Brewers score 6 in the 4th and Rangers score 4 in the 5th and 8 in the 6th, which put them ahead 13-8. Horacio Pina pitches 2/3rds of an inning and gets the win. Jim Colborn pitches 1 inning and gets the loss. 10 unearned runs are scored in the game, with Dick Bosman giving up 6 unearned runs.
    MinDet-Jim Strickland is injured while pitching-he is day to day. Twins lead 6-5 going into bottom of 11th. For the Tigers in the 11th with one out Aurelio Rodriguez triples. Jim Northrup follows this with a 2 run game winning HR down the RF line.
    BosKC#1-After starting the season Roger Nelson weakens in the 9th and gives up three runs-the Royals lose 4-3-Nelson is now 7-1. 3 of the 4 runs that Nelson gives up are unearned.
    AtlNY-Dusty Baker goes 5 for 6 with 4 RBI as the Braves beat the Mets 12-9. For the Mets Tommie Agee hits 2 HRs and drives in 5.
    StLLA-Dodgers 4 Cardinals 3-Cardinals losing streak reaches 9.
    ChiSD-Derrell Thomas goes 5 for 5 and Leron Lee goes 4 for 5 as the Padres beat the Cubs 8-2. Billy Williams 9th inning HR saves the Cubs from being shut out.
    PitSF#1-Roberto Clemente goes 4 for 5-he needs 65 hits to reach 3000. Pirates win 8-4 in this rematch of the 1971 NLCS.
    0605 PitSDN-Bench clearing brawl after Richie Hebner is HBP-Hebner gets a 3 game suspension-pitcher Clay Kirby has to leave game and miss a week.
    NYY-Steve Kline on 2 week reserve duty-will be back 6/19 (he may be able to make a Sat or Sun start in NY)
    0606 OakCleN-down 3-1 in the 9th Oakland ties the game and wins on Gene Tenace's HR in the 14th inning. Neither bullpen is sharp, but each pitches out of several jams. Starters Jim Hunter and Vince Colbert are both very sharp tonight.
    MinBalN-Jim Palmer pitches a one hitter as the Orioles win 2-0. Danny Thompson singles with two outs in the 8th inning for the Twins only hit. Palmer walks 4 and strikes out 10. For the Twins Jim Perry pitches a three hitter.
    BosChiN-Luis Tiant pitches a one hitter as Red Sox beat White Sox 14-1. Jim Lyttle hits a one out triple in the bottom of the 7th. Lyttle scored Chicago's only run on Bill Melton's SF. The Red Sox offensive explosion is high-lighted by Tommy Harper's two doubles and Danny Cater's grand slam. Cater's grand slam came immediately after Jorge Orta's two error. The Red Sox score 7 unearned runs on 3 Chicago errors.
    PitSDN-Derrell Thomas injured when HBP-he is day to day.
    StLSFN-Despite late rally Cardinals lose 3-2. Their losing streak is at 10 games.
    0607 AtlMonN-Hank Aaron hits his 649th career HR off Denny LeMaster. Aaron is now tied with Willie Mays for second on the All Time HR Leaders list.
    SD-Padres sign the first pick in yesterday's draft. Dave Roberts joins the team immediatley.
    CalDetN-Dick McAuliffe and Al Kaline collide in the field and both leave game-McAuliffe is day to day and Kaline will go on the DL.
    StLSFN-Cardinals losing streak reaches 11. After 7 and 0 start Rick Wise has now lost 6 straight decisions. The Cardinals are now below .500 at 25 and 26 (down from 25 and 15).
    0608 NYTexN-John Callison is injured while running the bases-he is day to day.
    MilKCN-Royals 1 Brewers 0-late addition to Royals rotation Roger Nelson pitches his 6th shutout (in 10 starts) of the season-he is now 8-1.
    HouPhiN-Houston is swept by Phillies in 2 games (there was one rainout in the series) at the same time the Dodgers sweep the Cubs. This allows the Dodgers to move into first place in the NL West.
    StLSF-Cardinals 3 Giants 1-Cardinals break 11 game losing streak as Bob Gibson goes the distance. Joe Torre's fifth inning 2 run double puts the Cardinals ahead for good.
    0609 BalTexN-Horacio Pina injures his arm while pitching-he will miss a week.
    NYKCN-Yankees 16 Royals 7-Yankees score 11 runs in the 6th inning. 9 of these runs are scored before the first out of the inning is recorded.
    AtlPhiN-Hank Aaron hits 2 HRs-his first hit off Ken Reynolds is his 650th which passes Willie Mays. He also hits one off Darrell Brandon for his 651st-Tim McCarver leaves game after being HBP on the wrist-he is day to day.
    0610 MinCle-Dick Woodson leaves game after getting injured while pitching.
    CinMon-Julian Javier hit in the neck by a hard bouncer-he is day to day.
    HOuNY-Don Wilson injures arm while pitching-he is day to day.
    0611 OakDet-Tom Timmerman injures his arm-he will miss a week.
    MilChi#1-Dave May crashes into the fence trying a catch a fly (for what would have been the last out of the game)-he will miss about a week.
    MilChi#2-Dave Lemonds throws a 2 hitter-both hits are by George Scott-a triple in the first and a HR in the 9th-White Sox win 4-1.
    AtlPhi-Hank Aaron hits aHR and has 5 RBI againsts Steve Carlton as the Braves beat the Philles 6-3. Three of the Braves runs are unearned because of an error by Carlton. This win and LAs loss moves the Braves from 4th place to 2nd place in the extremely tight NL west.
    StLSD-Rick Wise gives up 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th and the Padres win 3-2. Wise has now lost 7 straight decsions and his record is now 7-7. The Cardinals have lost 14 of their last 16. They have gone from 25 and 14 to 27 and 28.
    ChiSF-Don Kessinger has 5 RBI as Cubs win 7-6.
    0612 DetMinN-Les Cain injures his arm while pitching-he is day to day-after further consideration he is placed on the DL.
    0613 KCBosN-Red Sox 4 Royals 2-Roger Nelson loses his second-in third Royals are charged with two consecutive errors on balls that take a bad bounce-with these two runners on Luis Aparicio hits one into the Green Monster for 3 run HR.
    SDChi-Nate Colbert hits 3 HRs as the Padres beat the Cubs 8-1. Colbert has 6 RBI and now leads the Majors with 20 HRs. He had been tied with Bobby Murcer with 17. Colbert also leads the Majors with 66 RBI.
    SFPitN-Nelson Briles injures his arm while pitching-he is day to day.
    PhiCinN#2-Phillies hit 5 triples as they win 7-3. They sweep the Reds in tonights doubleheader winning both games by scores of 7 to 3 (scoring a combined 8 runs in both tops of the 9th).
    MonHouN-Cesar Cedeno hits a solo HR in the 1st off Carl Morton which is all the Astros need to win the game 1-0. This vicotry prevents the Braves from moving into first in the NL West.
    0614 BalOakN-Jim Hunter pitches 8.1 innings of no-hit ball. Paul Blair breaks up the no-hitter with a double in the 8th. Hunter finishes with a 2 hitter as A's win 3-0.
    NYAtlN-Braves win 2-1 over Mets. Hank Aaron and Earl Williams hit back to back solo HRs in the 4th. Phil Niekro is first NL pitcher to win 10 games this season.
    MonHou-7 of 10 Astros hits are XBH as the Astros win 8-4. Ernie McAnally becomes the second NL pitcher (after Sam McDowell) with 10 losses.
    0615 CleCalN-After 11 grueling innings of scoreless ball, the Indians finally score a run a in the 12th-the Angels come back and score two in the bottom of the 12 winning 2 to 1. Milt Wilcox has 12 Ks in 11 innings of shutout ball.
    ChiNYY-Gene Michael injured after an on-field collision with Roy White-Michael will go on the DL.
    SDChi-The Cubs are trailing 7-2 after 6 innings but engineer a great comeback and win 9-8 in 10 innings. The Cubs score 4 unearned runs as they deny Steve Arlin his 10th win of the season-Arlin had a fairly shaky outing going 8.2 innings and giving up 23 hits and 4 walks. Rick Reuschel pitches 4 innings of solid relief work for the Cubs in his ML debut. Although going 2 for 5 Randy Hundley strands 6 RISP for the Cubs.
    SFPitN-Chris Speier is hit in the throat by a hard bouncer and has to leave the game-he is day to day.
    0616 TexNYN-Mike Paul injured while pitching-he is day to day.
    LAChi-Billy Williams hits 3 HRs-Cubs go to bat in the bottom of the 9th behind 6-3-with two out and two on Jose Cardenal hits a 3 run HR off reliever Jim Brewer to tie the game. Brewer then gives up a single to Glenn Beckert and Billy Williams his his 3rd HR of the game to win the game for the Cubs 8-6. Normally reliable Jim Brewer faces three batters and the result is game tieing HR, single and game winning HR.
    SDPitN-Derrell Thomas injured while running the bases-he is day to day. On the final play of the game Dave Campbell and Clarence Gaston collide in the field-both will go on the DL.
    MonAtlN#2-two late inning rallies allow the Braves to sweep the Expos which puts the Braves in a virtual tie for first with Houston (pending the results of the extra inning game in Houston)-Ralph Garr goes 6 for 9 in the DH.
    PhiHouN-12 inning scoreless duel won in the 13th by Houston 3-0 with excellent pitching performances by Don Wilson (who scatters 10 hits and 2 walks while pitching 11 shutout innings) and Steve Carlton. This was probably Carlton's best performnace of the season 13 IP (relieved by Darrell Brandon in the 14th with one on and none out) 5 H (2 in the first 9 innings) 2 BB (first walk in the game wasn't until the 12th inning) and 11 Ks for his 8th win. Light hitting Tommy Helms has 3 hits off Carlton. The hard hitting Astros only get one runner in scoring position, in the 13th inning. Key play in the game is Cesar Cedeno's error in the 14th which lets in 1 run and leads to 2 more unearned runs. Cedeno is ejected in the bottom of the 14 for arguing balls and strikes.
    0617 Atl-Dusty Baker and Darrell Evans off roster for two weeks reserve duty.
    ChiBos-Dick Allen hits a 495 ft HR in the 3rd off Sonny Siebert.
    0618 NYCin-Wayne Simpson injured while pitching-he will miss a week.
    0620 CleMinN-Cesar Tovar and Tony Oliva collide in the field-Tovar is day to day-Oliva will be out indefinetly.
    TexBosN-Bill Gogolewski hit by a batted ball while pitching-he will miss a week.
    LAPitN-Gene Alley and Willie Stargell collide in the field-both are day to day. Later, Frank Robinson charges mound after being HBP-Luke Walker leaves game-day to day-Robinson leaves games and is suspended for 2 games.
    SDStLN-Great pitching match-up between Bob Gibson and Fred Norman. Each pitchers 12 innings of shutout ball-Norman is pulled for a PH in the 13th and Gibson is relieved in the 13th. Norman Ks 14 and Gibson Ks 10. Cardinals win 1-0 in the 14th on Dwain Anderson's single after Gary Ross loaded the bases with none out. Anderson was a defensive replacement for Joe Torre after Torre was pulled for a PR in the ninth.
    NYHouN-Tommie Agee crashes into the wall trying to make a catch-he is day to day.
    0621 CleMinN-Perry vs Perry. Bobby Darwin's 9th inning HR leads to a win for Jim over Gaylord 2-1. Gaylord Perry drives in the Indians only run. Both Perry's, especially Jim, pitch out of several jams. Indians don't have a single strikeout. Gaylord Perry Ks 4.
    DetOakN-Ken Holtzman throws a 2 hitter as A's win 9-0 preventing a Tigers sweep. 7 of the 9 A's runs come by way of the long ball. Bill Voss hits a 3 run HR in his first AB as a member of the A's.
    0622 StLNYN-Ted Sizemore goes 5 for 5 as Cardinals beat Mets 12-2.
    0623 PitChi-One of the games most reliable firemen Dave Giusti blows a save in a big way giving up two hRs (PH Carmen Fanzone leads off the inning with a game tieing HR-three batters later Ron Santo hits the game winning HR), a double and an IW. The Cubs score 4 in the bottom of the ninth winning 7-4. In 1/3rd of an inning Giusti's ERA triples.
    BosMilN-Ben Ogilvie injured in the field-he is day to day.
    DetBalN-Bill Freehan injured by a foul ball-he will miss a week.
    PhiMonN-Expos 2 Phillies 1-Expos are the last team to win their 20th game.
    SFSDN-Ron Bryant injured while pitching-will go on DL.
    0624 CalOak-John Stephenson injured by foul tip. He is day to day.
    StLNY-Jerry McNertney injured by a foul tip. He is day to day.
    AtlLAN#1-Willie Davis leaves game after crashing into CF wall-he is day to day.
    AtlLAN#2-Paul Casanova hit by foul tip-he is day to day.
    0625 Mil-Billy Conigliaro abruptly retires.
    BosMil#2-Rick Miller injured while fielding-he is day to day.
    MinKC#1-KC 3 MIN 0-Roger Nelson pitches his 7th shutout of the season. He only allows 1 runner to get into scoring position. He gives up 3 hits and no walks.
    CalOak#1-Ken Berry is injured crashing into fence-he is day to day. Game tied 2-2 after 9-Nolan Ryan has 14 Ks after 9. Angels win 3-2 in 10 innings-Ryans has 16Ks for the game.
    PitChi-Milt Pappas takes a no-hitter into the 9th (it would have been a perfect game except for a controversial walk to Gene Clines in the 3rd-catcher JC Martin argued so much he was ejected)-Pappas ends up giving up 3 hits in the 9th and the Cubs win 6-0. Chicago sweeps the 3 game series from the Pirates and now only 2 games behind the Pirates.
    SFSD-Dave Kingman hits a 490 ft HR in the 4th inning. Kingman and Bobby Bonds each hit 2 HRs and between them drive in 7 runs as Giants win 7-3.
    0626 CinLAN-Bobby Valentin and Frank Robinson collide in the field-Valentine is day to day-Robinson may go on the DL.
    0627 CLE-Chris Chambliss misses 10 days due to military duty.
    PitNY-Milt May injured by a foul tip-he will miss a week. Ted Martinez goes 3 for 5 with 2 triples as Mets win 6-4.
    MilBalN-Joe Lahoud goes 3 for 4 with 2 HRs, 3 runs scored and 6 RBI as the Brewers beat the Orioles 14-7.
    CinLAN-Pitchers duel between Ross Grimsley and Al Downing won by the Reds 1-0 on Joe Morgan's 1st inning HR. Grimsley throws a three hitter. The Reds sweep the 2 game series from first place LA.
    HouSDN-Astrps 9 Padres 4. In the 9th inning Nate Colbert hits his 23rd HR which gives him 75 RBI. Dave Roberts strikes out 13 for the Astros.
    0628 BalNYN-Celerino Sanchez hit in the throat by a bouncer-he is day to day. The Yankees rally late to win a nail biter in 10 innings 6-4. This win keeps New York in first place. An Orioles win would have meant a tie for first.
    DetBosN-Red Sox 3 Tigers 1-Luis Tiant retires the first 19 batters that he faces and has a no-hitter until Norm Cash leads off the 8th with a double (Cash will ultimately score the Tigers only run after his double). Tiant ends up with a 2 hitter and gives up 2 walks winning his 9th game.
    MonPitN-Mike Marshall injures his arm while pitching-will go in 15 day DL.
    0629 BalNY-Rusty Torres goes 4 for 5 with 2 singles, double and HR-he has 6 RBI. The Yankees win 11-7 sweeping the 2 game series.
    NYPhiN-controversial win for the Mets. With the teams tied 2-2 in the top of the 11th the bases are loaded with 2 outs. Umpire Runge squeezes Darrell Brandon and PH John Milner is awarded a BB. Brandon goes nuts and is nearly thrown out of the game, but Frank Luchessi and John Bateman get him away from the ump before he can be ejected. This walk scores Cleon Jones with what proves to be the winning run. Steve Carlton starts for the Phillies and strikes out 14 in 9 IP.
    0630 CleNYN_Tom McCraw crashes into dugout chasing a foul-he is day to day. Bobby Murcer steals home for the Yankees.
    BalDetN-Orioles win 2-0 in 16 innings. Jim Palmer and Tom Timmerman are both over powering as starters.
    CalTexN-Angels 12 Rangers 0-Texas is the first team with 50 losses.
    NYMonN-Expos 4 Mets 3-Balor Moore pitches CG for Expos and strikes out 14.
    ChiPitN-Rennie Stennet leaves game after on field collision with Joe Pepitone-Stennet is day to day. This is Pepitone's first appearance since his aborted retirement. In his AB Pepitone is HBP by Nelson Briles. He collides with Stennet on Rick Monday's AB. Game turns into a pitchers duel between Briles and Fergie Jenkins with the Pirates winning 1-0 and Briles throwing a 3 hitter. Jenkins has now lost his 7th in a row while trying for his elusive 10th win this season. On June 3rd Jenkins was 9-2. Now he is 9-9.

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    July 3, 1972 Monday Night Baseball

    Earlier Today:

    CLE 000 001 000-1 4 0
    NYY 002 000 40x-6 15 0
    W-Kline (10-3)
    L-Colbert (3-4)
    Make-up of May 23rd rainout. Vince Colbert gives up a lot of hits but pitches out of several jams (the Yankees leave 9 RISP), but Ed Farmer lets the Yankees blow the game wide open. Bobby Murcer gets 4 hits for New York. Steve Kline pitches a CG and effectively shuts the Indians down. The Yankees win 4 games of the 5 game series and have a 4 game winning streak.

    TX 000 000 001-1 11 1
    KC 000 000 101-2 9 1
    W-Abernathy (3-1)
    L-Cox (2-2)
    Starters Don Stanhouse and Paul Splittorff match zeroes by each pitching out of several jams. Splittorff drives in the Royals first run. Al Fitzmorris allows Toby Harrah to tie the ga,e in the 9th, but Carl Taylor scores the winning run on Harrah's error.

    NYM 000 100 000-1 2 0
    MON 000 000 000-0 3 0
    W-Seaver (9-6)
    L-Morton (6-9)
    Carl Morton and Joe Gilbert combine for a two hitter and lose! Morton walks 6 but is able to stay out of trouble for most of the game with the only run scored on a FC. Tom Seaver gives up 3 hits (2 to Tim McCarver) and 1 walk while striking out 11 for the win. At the end of the 7th inning each team had 1 hit.

    SF (43-39 .524 3.5 GB-4th place) vs PHI (33-45 .423 11.5 GB-5th place)

    The Giants have been playing at a .500 clip but that is enough to keep them in contention in the NL West. They got off to a slow start and to re-tool nearly all of their starting rotation. Sam McDowell, Don Carrithers and John Cumberland were replaced by Jim Barr, Ron Bryant (currently on the DL) and Steve Stone and they saw an immeidate improvement. McDowell has been a real disapointment going 2 and 12. If he were pitching at a .500 clip the Giants may be in first place. The Giants also have a good nucleus of young players including Chris Speier, Bobby Bonds, Dave Rader, Dave Kingman and Alan Gallagher. Willie Mays's replacement young Garry Maddox is the front-runner for NL Rookie of the year.
    The Phillies got off to a decent but are now playing terribly, with only the Expos keeping them out of the basement. They recently brought up former Major Leaguer Bill Robinson and phenom Joe Lis from Eugene. Robinson is playing well. He and Greg Luzinski are the best Phillies with the bat. Kis has been struggling.The Phillies also acquired disgruntled former Cardinal Steve Carlton straight up for Rick Wise. Carlton has been pitching extrememly well, but often suffers from anemic offensive support. His personal catcher, Tim McCarver, has been recently trasded to the Expos and now Carlton is adjusting to pitching to John Bateman or Mike Ryan.

    Jim Barr (9-4 1.99 1 save) vs Steve Carlton (10-7 2.05 19 starts 16 CG 180K-leads ML)

    Starting Line-ups

    San Francisco Giants

    35 Chris Speier SS .229-6-35
    23 Tito Fuentes 2B .246-2-36
    15 Ken Henderson LF .219-10-29
    31 Garry Maddox CF .324-6-32
    25 Bobby Bonds RF .245-18-50
    26 Dave Kingman 3B .204-14-40
    21 Ed Goodson 1B .411-4-14
    14 Dave Rader C .269-1-6
    33 Jim Barr P

    Philadelphia Phillies

    10 Larry Bowa SS .279-1-23
    24 Bill Robinson RF .341-1-5
    27 Willie Montanez CF .261-5-45
    25 Joe Lis 1B .184-1-5
    19 Greg Luzinski LF .286-5-44
    16 Don Money 3B .184-6-29
    6 John Bateman C .208-2-6
    15 Denny Doyle 2B .246-0-10
    32 Steve Carlton P .242-0-2

    Its 65 degrees (its been unusually cold for a lot of games this season) with a strong wind blowing in.

    1st inning

    Speier flies to LF
    Fuentes 4-3
    Henderson flies to CF
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    Bowa singles to right
    Robinson doubles down the left field line-Bowa scores SF 0 PH 1
    Montanez walks
    Lis singles to left-bases are loaded
    Luzinski hits a SF to LF-Robinson scores-Montanez and Lis hold SF 0 PH 2
    Money homers to left!-Montanez and Lis score ahead of him SF 0 PH 5
    Bateman K2 after Rader appeal
    Doyle singles to center
    Carlton singles to center-Doyle to second
    Bowa singles to center-bases are loaded
    For SF-number 30 Don Carrithers (2-6 6.71) now pitching
    Robinson flies to LF
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    SF 0 -0 0 0
    PH 5 -5 7 0

    2nd inning

    Maddox 1-3
    Bonds 5-3
    Kingman 5-3
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    Montanez grounds to 1B
    Lis Kc
    Luzinski homers to left center SF 0 PH 6
    Money singles to left
    Bateman FC 6-4
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    SF 00 -0 0 0
    PH 51 -6 9 0

    3rd inning

    Goodson 6-3
    On his first pitch to Rader Carlton throws one over the catchers head and may have hurt his arm-the trainer comes out-Carlton stays in the game
    Rader HBP
    Carrithers hits a screecher to CF-Montanez makes a great diving catch!!
    Speier flies to RF
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    Doyle 3-1
    Carlton flies to LF
    Bowa flies to RF-Bonds makes a nice running grab
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    SF 000 -0 0 0
    PH 510 -6 9 0

    4th inning

    Fuentes 4-3
    Henderson Ks
    Maddox flies to LF
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    Robinson 5-3
    Montanez doubles off the right field wall
    Lis singles to center-Robinson scores SF 0 PH 7
    Luzinski flies to CF
    Money flies to LF
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    SF 000 0 -0 0 0
    PH 510 1 -7 11 0

    5th inning

    Bonds pops to 3B
    Kingman flies to LF
    Goodson grounds slowly to 2B-Doyle's throw just beats Goodson!
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    Bateman flies to LF
    Doyle flies to CF-Maddox makes the play just before the warning track
    Carlton Kc
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    SF 000 00 -0 0 0
    PH 510 10 -7 11 0

    6th inning

    Rader 4-3
    Number 10 Alan Gallagher (.236-1-6) batting for Carrithers
    Gallagher 4-3
    Speier flies to LF
    0r 0h 0e 0l

    For SF-number 48 Sam McDowell (2-12 1save 6.75 82.2ip 120h 48bb 70k 9hr .334opba) now pitching. McDowell has had a disastrous season in the rotation but has pitched better in long relief.
    Bowa walks
    Robinson GIDP 6-4-3
    Montanez flies to RF
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    SF 000 000 -0 0 0
    PH 510 100 -7 11 0

    7th inning

    Fuentes homers to center SF 1 PH 7
    Henderson hits to right-Robinson loses it in the lights!!-credit Henderson with a double
    Maddox grounds to SS-Henderson holds
    Bonds singles to center-Henderson scores SF 2 PH 7
    Kingman Kc
    Goodson grounds into FC 6-4
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    Lis walks
    Luzinski doubles down the left field line-Lis to third
    Infield in-Randy Moffitt is warming up
    Money flies to CF-runners hold
    Infield in
    Bateman Ks
    Doyle grounds to 1B
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    SF 000 000 2 -2 3 0
    PH 510 100 0 -7 12 0

    8th inning

    Rader flies to CF
    Number 20 Bernie Williams (.143-1-1) batting for McDowell
    Williams Kc
    Speier singles to left
    Fuentes Ks
    0r 1h 0e 1l

    For SF-number 39 Randy Moffitt (0-0 0 saves 3.52 15.1ip) nw pitching. Moffitt is a recent call-up. He is famous for being Billie Jean King's brother.
    Carlton Ks
    Bowa flies to RF
    Robinson pops to SS
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    SF 000 000 20 -2 4 0
    PH 510 100 00 -7 12 0

    9th inning

    For PH-number 14 Tom Hutton now playing 1B
    Number 23 Oscar Gamble now playing LF
    Henderson singles to center
    Maddox HBP
    Bonds flies to LF-Henderson takes third after the catch
    Kingman GIDP 6-4-3
    0r 1h 0e 1l

    Final score

    SF 000 000 200-2 5 0
    PH 510 100 00x-7 12 0
    W-Carlton (11-7)
    L-Barr (9-5)

    Steve Carlton gets some strong support and pitches a great gam, throwing a no-hitter through six.
    In the real 1972 season Carlton also won on 7/3/1972 which raised his record to 10-6. His performance in my sim has been really close to his actual performance.

    Other games:

    Rained out

    BAL 010 000 010-2 8 0
    DET 000 010 000-1 7 1
    W-McNally (8-8)
    L-Slayback (2-1)
    Boog Powell drives in go ahead run in 8th. Dave McNally and Bill SLayback each have a strong performance. Mickey Stanley homers for Detroit.

    OAK 000 001 001-2 2 0
    CAL 000 000 000-0 3 1
    W-Holtzman (12-5)
    L-Ryan (10-6)
    A real pitchers duel in the Big A. Ken Holtzman doesn't allow any walks and only allows one Angel to reach scoring position. Nolan Ryna strikes out 10 but walks 6, and 3 of those walks are in the 9th inning (1 was intentional after a wild pitch) which leads to a run on a fielders choice. Bert Campaneris gets Oakland's first hit in the 6th, then steals second and scores on Joe Rudi's double. These are the only two hits that Ryan gives up.

    CHI 030 000 200-5 10 0
    PIT 202 010 20x-7 13 1
    W-MOose (12-5)
    L-Phoebus (1-4)
    S-Giusti (8)
    The Pirates are able to hold off the Cubs thanks to Al Oliver's 7th inning HR. Roberto Clemente and Willie Stargell each have 3 hits for the Pirates. Stargell also homers for Pittsbugh.

    STL 000 040 220-8 16 0
    CIN 000 100 110-3 7 1
    W-Wise (10-8)
    L-Billingham (9-3)
    Ex-Red Bernie Carbo goes 4 for 4 with a walk and 4 RBI against the team that traded him last month. Jack Billingham, who has been the Reds most consistant starter this year, is hit hard by the Cradinals tonight. A scare for Cincinnati as Bobby Tolan is injured. He will miss at least a week and may go on the DL. He missed all of 1971 with an injured achilles tendon. Rick Wise pitches a good game. This win ties the Cardinals with the Cubs for second place in the NL East.

    ATL 000 010 000-1 11 1
    HOU 011 000 10x-3 10 0
    W-Dierker (10-4)
    L-Niekro (10-6)
    Cesar Cedeno and Lee May each homer for Houston. Dusty Baker and Darrell Evans return form Reserve duty and have 5 hits between them. It seems hard to believe that Atlanta was in first place two weeks ago.
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    Standings after games of July 3, 1972

    A League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    New York (A) 46 26 0.639 -
    Baltimore 42 29 0.592 3.5
    Boston 38 32 0.543 7.0
    Detroit 35 39 0.473 12.0
    Cleveland 30 46 0.395 18.0
    Milwaukee 28 46 0.378 19.0

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Oakland 47 29 0.618 -
    Kansas City 44 32 0.579 3.0
    Minnesota 39 36 0.520 7.5
    Chicago (A) 35 39 0.473 11.0
    California 35 41 0.461 12.0
    Texas 27 51 0.346 21.0

    N League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    Pittsburgh 44 32 0.579 -
    St Louis 40 37 0.519 4.5
    Chicago (N) 40 37 0.519 4.5
    New York (N) 35 39 0.473 8.0
    Philadelphia 34 45 0.430 11.5
    Montreal 26 48 0.351 17.0

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Los Angeles 43 32 0.573 -
    Houston 46 35 0.568 -
    Cincinnati 40 37 0.519 4.0
    San Francisco 43 40 0.518 4.0
    Atlanta 39 39 0.500 5.5
    San Diego 35 44 0.443 10.0

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    Game of the Week July 8, 1972

    New York Yankees (48-28 .632 1st) at Minnesota Twins (39-39 .500 9 GB 3rd)

    Back-up game: Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds

    Starting Pitchers: Mike Kekich (2-6 3.73 13 games 79.2ip 89h 48r 33er 33bb 36k) vs Bert Blyleven (8-10 2.89 19 games 11CG 143.1ip 136h 52r 46er 36bb 116k)

    Pre game: the Yankees have the best record in the Majors but they have the Orioles breathing down their necks (and Boston not too far behind). The Yankees have been getting great starting pitching from Steve Kline and Fritz Peterson (Mel Stottlemyre has been so-so and Mike Kekich has not had much success). The Yanks are also getting strong offense from Roy White, Bobby Murcer and Felipe Alou. If the season ended today, Bobby Murver would be the odds on favorite for MVP. They are also getting good production from second line players like Rusty Torres, John Ellis and Jerry Kenney. This will be important because the Yankees also lead the majors in postponements with nine (they have already made up one game with Cleveland). More doubleheaders means the econd line players get more playing time. It also means inconsistant Rob Gardner gets more starts and the not alweays bullpen (except for Sparly Lyle who is having a great season) will get more exposure. These doubleheaders can make or break the Yankees.
    The Twins are sinking fast and need to start winning to stay in the race with Oakland and Kansas City. Their pitching has been decent but the offense has been unreliable. Even Rod Carew is having a relatively down year batting only .284. Bill Rigney's job is on the line right now.

    Starting Lineups

    New York Yankees

    20 Horace Clark 2B .242-2-29
    24 Felipe Alou 1B .287-2-40
    1 Bobby Murcer CF .329-22-64
    6 Roy White LF .347-3-41
    25 Johnny Callison RF .219-1-12
    15 Thurman Munson C .248-5-24
    11 Bernie Allen 3B .198-3-10
    17 Gene Michael SS .268-1-12
    18 Mike Kekich P .208-0-0

    Minnesota Twins

    14 Dan Monzon LF .293-0-4
    5 Danny Thompson SS .258-3-33
    29 Rod Carew 2B .284-0-23
    2 Bobby Darwin CF .256-20-58
    11 Steve Brye RF .302-0-9
    20 Rich Reese 1B .271-3-11
    1 Eric Soderholm 3B .192-4-24
    15 George Mitterwald C .127-1-8
    28 Bert Blyleven P .184-0-3

    Temperature is 75 degrees, with a strong wind blowing out to center

    1st inning

    Clarke flies to RF
    Alou hits a fly to center-Darwin and Brye collide!-Alou is credited with a double-Darwin has to leave the game.
    For MIN-number 7 Jim Nettles now playing CF
    Murcer grounds out to 3B-Alou takes third.
    White Ks
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    Monzon grounds to 3B
    Thompson grounds to SS
    Carew pops to 3B
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    NY 0 -0 1 0
    MN 0 -0 0 0

    2nd inning

    Callison doubles down the right field line
    Munson pops to 3B
    Allen hits a flare to 2B-Carew makes a nice running catch
    Michael Ks
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    Nettles (.182-0-2) walks
    Brye singles to left-Nettles to second
    Reese Ks
    Soderholm flies to short RF-runners hold
    Wild Pitch!-Nettles to third-Brye to second
    Mitterwald Ks
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    NY 00 -0 2 0
    MN 00 -0 1 0

    3rd inning

    Kekich singles to right
    Clarke Ks
    Alou lines to 3B-Kekich holds
    Murcer Ks
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    Blyleven grounds to 3B
    Monzon singles to center
    Thompson grounds into FC 4-6-Thompson takes first
    Carew pops to 2B
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    NY 000 -0 3 0
    MN 000 -0 2 0

    4th inning

    White hits a deep fly into the CF gap-Nettles makes a great diving catch!
    Callison grounds to 2B
    Munson singles to center
    Allen Ks
    0r 1h 0e 1l

    Nettles hits a long fly out to RF
    Brye hits a grounder to short-Michael boots it-Brye on first
    Reese singles to left-Brye to second
    Soderholm walks-bases are loaded
    Mitterwald Kc
    Blyleven singles to center-Brye and Reese score-Soderholm to second NY 0 MIN 2
    Monzon singles to center-Soderholm scores beating Murcer's throw-on the throw Blyleven takes third and Monzon takes second NY 0 MIN 3
    Thompson grounds to SS
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    NY 000 0 -0 4 1
    MN 000 3 -3 5 0

    5th inning

    Michael Ks
    Kekich flies to RF
    Clarke pops to 1B
    0r 0h 0e 0l

    Carew singles to center
    Nettles K2 on appeal
    Brye walks-Carew to seond
    Reese flies to RF
    Soderholm Ks
    0r 1h 0e 2l

    NY 000 00 -0 4 1
    MN 000 30 -3 6 0

    6th inning

    Alou hits a slow roller to P-Blyleven's throw just gets Alou
    Murcer hits a liner down the first base line that a diving Reese just misses-its a double in the right field corner
    White singles to center-Murcer scores NY 1 MIN 3
    Callison hits a slow roller to second-Carew's throw is too late-single-White to second
    Munson Ks
    Blyleven bears down and Allen Ks
    1r 3h 0e 2l

    Mitterwald flies to RF
    Blyleven singles to center
    Monzon walks-Blyleven to second
    For NY-Ron Klimkowski warming up as Kekcih has visibly tired
    Thompson flies to CF
    Carew Ks
    0r 1h 0e 2l

    NY 000 001 -1 7 1
    MN 000 300 -3 7 0

    7th inning

    Michael Ks
    Number 21 Rusty Torres (.280-2-25) batting for Kekich
    Torres grounds to 2B
    Clarke Ks-Blyleven's 10th K
    0r 0h 0e 0l

    For NY-number 22 Ron Klimkowski (0-0 1save 2.38 11.1ip 8h 2bb 3k 2hr .200opba) now pitching
    Nettles walks
    Brye grounds to SS-Nettles to second
    Reese lines to 2B-Nettles holds
    Soderholm homers to left-Nettles scores NY 1 MIN 5 (The gopher ball has been a Klimkowski weakness-3 of the 9 hits he has given up for the Yankees have been HRs)
    Mitterwald grounds to SS
    2r 1h 0e 0l

    NY 000 001 0 -1 7 1
    MN 000 300 2 -5 8 0

    8th inning

    Alou grounds to 2B
    Murcer walks
    White walks-Murcer to second
    Callison Kc
    Munson Kc
    0r 0h 0e 2l

    Blyleven grounds to SS
    Monzon singles to center
    For NY-Wade Blasingame warming up
    Thompson grounds to third-Alou drops Allen's throw-Thompson safe on the error-Monzon to second
    Carew flies to LF
    Nettles flies to LF
    0r 1h 1e 2l

    NY 000 001 00 -1 7 2
    MN 000 300 20 -5 9 0

    9th inning

    For MIN-Number 4 Steve Braun now playing Right-Brye moves to left
    Allen Ks
    Michael grounds deep in the hole to SS-Thompson makes a diving stop and throws him out!
    Number 23 John Ellis (.388-1-8) batting for Klimkowski
    Ellis pops to the C
    0r 0h 0e 0l

    Final Score

    NY 000 001 000-1 7 2
    MN 000 300 20x-5 9 0
    W-Blyleven (9-10)
    L-Kekich (2-7)

    Bert Blyleven stifles the Yankees and gets a relatively easy win today. Blyleven has pitched well this year, but hasn't gotten good offensive support from the Twins. Kekich has one of his better outings this year only having one rough inning, but it is enough for the loss. Ron Klimkowski is having dificulty with gopher balls and may join Wade Blasingame as a mop up man. The Yankees hitters have the fewest strikeouts in the Majors but today Blyleven rang them up for 13 Ks, with Bernie Allen and Gene Michael each striking out 3 times. Felipe Alou and Mike Kekich were the only starters who didn't strike out at least once. Blyleven ended seven of his nine innings pitched with at least 1 strikeout.
    The Orioles will only be a game out if they win tonight against Texas.

    Other Games:

    KAN 000 000 010-1 8 2
    CLE 201 103 02x-9 12 1
    W-Tidrow (7-7)
    L-Hedlund (3-6)
    Rookie Dick Tidrow has little trouble while pitching a CG. Graig Nettles goes 3 for 4 and has 2 HRs and 7 RBI (6 of the RBI came with 2 outs) for the Indians. Rookie Jack Brohamer also has 3 hits for Cleveland. The Royals are having major bullpen issues and need to get them straightened out to stay in contention. Bad news for Kansas City: John Mayberry leaves the game after crashing into a dugout railing. The good news is he is day to day and will probably be back in the lineup on Monday.

    DET 001 001 020-4 14 0
    CHI 000 104 00x-5 8 2
    W-Bahnsen (8-8)
    L-Timmermann (4-8)
    Close game between two pre-season favorites who both seem out of contention. lack of speed and middling defense are problem with both of these teams. The tigers get 14 hits of which 13 are singles and leave 7 RISP. The White Sox have 2 XBHs including a HR by Bill Melton (Melton has 3 hits today). John Hiller makes his appearance since his heart attack. He isn't shapr giving up a hit and a BB but he gets Rick Reichardt to GIDP and doesn't give up any runs.

    MIL 004 000 020-6 11 1
    OAK 200 040 10x-7 12 0
    W-Hamilton (5-2)
    L-Lonborg (4-11)
    S-Locker (5)
    Jim Lonborg isn't sharp, but the Brewers bullpen is as the A's squeak out a win against Milwaukee. Reggie Jackson hits a 2 run HR in the first and Joe Rudi and Tim Cullen have 3 hits apiece for Oakland. Ollie Brown gets a measure of revenge against the A's by getting 2 hits, 2 RBI and scoring a run against his former team. Dave May and Mike Ferraro also have 2 hits each for the Brewers.

    LA 010 001 001-3 6 1
    NY 000 001 000-1 7 1
    W-Downing (8-5)
    L-Seaver (9-7)
    S-Brewer (3)
    Tom Seaver strikes out 10 in a losing effort. Al Downing pitches well, especially in the 4th when due to an error and a double by Duffy Dyer the Mets have runners on 2nd 3rd with none out. Downing bears down and induces two ground outs and a K to get out of the inning without giving up a run. Jim Beauchamp has 3 hits for the Mets including his 4th HR. Rusty Staub grounds into 2 DPs. 4 of the Dodger hots are for extra bases including Steve Garvey's 8th HR in the 2nd. Garvey also Ks twice. This win puts LA in first place for the moment. Houston plays St Louis tonight and would move back into first with a win. Last night St Louis swept a DH from Houston.

    CHI 100 000 001-2 6 1
    CIN 300 000 00x-3 9 0
    W-Nolan (8-4)
    L-Jenkins (9-10)
    S-Carroll (13)
    Fergie Jenkins loses his 8th straight in brutally hot Riverfront Stadium. Jenkins hasn't won since June 3rd when he beat the Padres (his record was then 9-2). He loses this one in the first when Pete Rose score on a wild pick-off throw with Joe Morgan on first and then a batter later Tony Perez hit a 2 run HR to put the Reds up 3-1. Rick Monday hit a HR in the 9th but it was too little too late. Sparky Anderson immediatley yanked Gary Nolan and Clay Carroll easily got the last two outs for the win. The Reds have a three game winning streak going. The Cubs are 4 games out right now. If Jenkins had won half of his games since June 3 the Cubs would be tied for first.

    Night Games

    TEX 000 000 002-2 5 1
    BAL 000 000 60x-6 6 0
    W-Palmer (11-4)
    L-Gogolewski (4-7)
    A grueling pitchers duel between Jim Palmer and Bill Gogolewski turns dramatically on one call by umpire Ken Kaiser. In the bottom of the 6th leadoff hitter Boog Powell appears to have taken strike three, but Kaiser calls it ball four. Gogolewski goes ballistic and is quickly ejected. Powell ultimately scores Baltimore's first run. With two out and the bases loaded (if Powell had been called out the inning would be over with no runs likely scored) left fielder Frank Howard can't get to a Palmer fly that ultimately gives Palmer a double and clears the bases. The next hitter, Bobby Grich, hits a fly that Howard misplays after being ditracted by Joe Lovitto and Palmer scores on the error. The Orioles score one by the controversial runner and another 5 after there are two outs.The Rangers score two off Palmer in the 9th but it's not enough. Ted Williams plans to protest this game. This win puts Baltimore at a mere one game behind New York in the AL east.

    BOS 000 002 025-9 13 0
    CAL 200 100 000-3 8 2
    W-Tiant (10-4)
    L-Ryan (10-7)
    Nolan Ryan gives up 8 runs (4 earned) after pitching well for seven innings. Carlton Fisk has 3 hits, including a triple and a 2 run home run in the 6th. Fisk has 4 RBI. Rico Petrocelli also has 3 hits for the Red Sox. Vada Pinson and Nolan Ryan each have 2 hits for California.

    SFG 001 620 062-17 19 0
    MON 000 000 000-0 5 2
    W-Barr (10-4)
    L-Morton (6-10)
    Jim Barr pitches a CG shutout as the Giants blow out the Expos. Jim Howarth has 3 hits for the Giants. Bobby Bonds, Tito Fuentes, Ed Goodson, Dave Kingman, Chris Speier and Jim Barr each have 2 hits for the Giants. The Giants have 8 XBHs including Goodson's 3 run HR. The Expos use 4 pitchers and they each give up at least 2 runs. Carl Morton gives up 7 runs and Steve Renko gives up 6 runs to the Giants.

    Rained out

    HOU 010 202 100 03-9 18 1
    STL 010 102 101 01-7 17 1
    W-Culver (6-2)
    L-Segui (1-1)
    S-Gladding (6)
    Both offenses take center stage as the Astros edge the Cardinals in 11 innings. Ted Simmons of St Louis goes 5 for 6 to lead the hitters (he also drove in the tying run in the bottom of the 9th). Bob Watson, Doug Rader, Tommy Helms and Johnny Edwards each have 3 hits for Houston and Edwards has 4 RBI. Joe Torre has 3 hits for St Louis, but his slowness on the basepaths probably cost the Cardinals 2 runs. Reggie Cleveland injures his arm in the second-he is listed as day to day. His successor Al Santorini was roughed up and Diego Segui has his forst bad outing for the Cardinals. The Astros bullpen fared a little better and held the Cardinals to only 2 runs.

    PIT 120 000 000-3 7 0
    ATL 011 000 000-2 8 0
    W-Briles (9-5)
    L-Reed (11-6)
    S-Giusti (9)
    Pitchers duel between Nelson Briles and Ron Reed. Briles gets 3 DPs. Al Oliver and Ralph Garr each have 3 hits. The Braves get runners on second and third with two out in the bottom of the ninth, but Dave Giusti comes and slams the door for a Pirates win.
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    Standings after games of July 8, 1972

    A League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    New York (A) 48 29 0.623 -
    Baltimore 47 30 0.610 1.0
    Boston 42 32 0.568 4.5
    Detroit 37 42 0.468 12.0
    Cleveland 33 48 0.407 17.0
    Milwaukee 30 49 0.380 19.0

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Oakland 50 31 0.617 -
    Kansas City 45 36 0.556 5.0
    Minnesota 40 39 0.506 9.0
    Chicago (A) 38 42 0.475 11.5
    California 37 44 0.457 13.0
    Texas 29 54 0.349 22.0

    N League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    Pittsburgh 46 36 0.561 -
    St Louis 42 39 0.519 3.5
    Chicago (N) 41 40 0.506 4.5
    New York (N) 37 42 0.468 7.5
    Philadelphia 36 46 0.439 10.0
    Montreal 28 51 0.354 16.5

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Los Angeles 46 34 0.575 0.5
    Houston 50 37 0.575 -
    Cincinnati 43 37 0.538 3.5
    San Francisco 44 43 0.506 6.0
    Atlanta 41 42 0.494 7.0
    San Diego 38 45 0.458 10.0

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    Sunday June 9, 1972

    Texas at Baltimore

    Mike Cuellar pitches the first no-hitter of the season! Cuellar allows no hits and strikes out 6 Texas Rangers. He walked 4 and gave up 6 groundouts and 6 flyouts.

    The Orioles entered the day one game out of first behind the Yankees. The Yankees have a DH against the Twins today.
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    July 10, 1972

    The All Star Game balloting is over.

    The starters for the All Star Game on July 25, 1972:


    1B Dick Allen, Chicago White Sox
    2B Rod Carew, Minnesota Twins
    3B Brooks Robinson, Baltimore Orioles
    SS Luis Aparicio, Boston Red Sox
    OF Reggie Jackson, Oakland A's
    OF Bobby Murcer, New York Yankees
    OF Carl Yastrzemski, Boston Red Sox
    C Bill Freehan, Detroit Tigers


    1B Lee May, Houston Astros
    2B Joe Morgan, Cincinnati Reds
    3B Joe Torre, St Louis Cardinals
    SS Don Kessinger, Chicago Cubs
    OF Hank Aaron, Atlanta Braves
    OF Roberto Clemente, Pittsburgh Pirates
    OF Willie Stargell, Pittsburgh Pirates
    C Johnny Bench, Cincinnati Reds

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    July 10, 1972 Monday Night Baseball

    Kansas City Royals at Baltimore Orioles

    Back-up game: San Diego Padres at Montreal Expos (this weas the going to the game featured but the Cellar no-hitter moved the telecast to Baltimore). The Padres have been an exciting team this season and they deserve some national exposure. They usually play their Saturday games at night so they may be featured on the Game of the Week during an eastern trip.

    Pre-game: Baltimore fans are still buzzing about Mike Cuellar's no-hitter against Texas yesterday! The Orioles got off to a slow start and still aren't hitting very well (the Orioles are hitting .227 as team; only Texas, Montreal and the New York Mets have lower team BAs and they are each playing well below .500), except for Boog Powell, and have some really shaky outfield defense. They also have the best 4 man pitching rotation in the game and have a good shot of having 4 20 game winners again this season. Even with their lack luster offense the Orioles now have the 3rd best record in baseball and are a mere half game behind the Yankees. Earl Weaver is very happy with the proseepct that the Orioles may be in first place tommorow morning.The Yankees play later tonight against the struggling Angels (this series will include another unscheduled doubleheader for the Yankees, and the Yankees will face the top 3 in the Angels rotation this trip: Andy Messersmith, Clyde Wright and Nolan Ryan along with a spot starter (probably Eddie Fisher). The Orioles series with the Royals is face-off against the two second place teams, each of whom is right in the thick of the race. This game matches two of the seasons top starters Drago and Dobson. The Orioles have won the last 3 AL pennants and want their 4th to enact some revenge against the NL. The players aren't saying anything, but they woould probably enjoy the chance to face off against Pittsburgh again in the World Series.

    Kansas City has been struggling a bit in July but are now back to 3.5 games behind Oakland. Oakland is tough but has some serious holes in their line-up and Bob Lemon thinks that KC can capitalize on this and win the West. Formerly sore armed pitcher Roger Nelson (who was a non roster invitee to Spring Training) has been the difference. He replaced stuggling Mike Hedlund in the rotation in May and has gone 11 and 4 with an ERA of 1.13 and 7 shutouts in 17 starts with 14 CGs. Nelson is likely to named as Comeback Player of the Year and is a Cy Young candidate. Unlike the Orioles the Royals only have a big three (Drago, Paul Splittorff and Nelson) who been pitching well. The 4th starter duties have been split between Bruce Dal Canton and Hedlund. Like the Orioles the Royals do not have a lights out bullpen and this can be problematic for both teams. NL cast off John Mayberry is having a great season and leads the Royals offense. The middle of the Royals line-up is among baseball's best. The hard chargong Boston Red Sox (5 GB the Yankees) are in Oakland and could give the A's some problems this week. The fans in Kansas City are salivating over the chance that Kansas City could beat Finley's A's in the divisional race.

    A possible ALCS preview?

    In other baseball news today, the Phillies fired mangaer Frank Lucchesi. Taking over for the remainder of the season will be recently named GM Paul Owens, who will finish out the season as both Manager and GM. Next manager rumored to be fired: Leo Durocher of the Cubs.

    Next week: a trip to the Astrodome for the Cardinals against the Astros.

    Earlier today:

    MIL 200 000 002-4 11 0
    MIN 010 000 002-3 8 1
    W-Parsons (7-7)
    L-Corbin (2-7)
    S-Linzy (2)
    The Twins once promising season continues to crash and burn. Manager Bill Rigney has been fired and replaced by Frank Quilici. The Brewers spread out their attack evenly with Bob Heise being the only starter without a hit. John Briggs hit a 2 run HR in the 1st. Steve Braun and Glenn Borgmann each have 2 hits for the Twins. Bill Parsons pitches a good game for the Brewers. Frank Linzy is shaky in relief and gets an ugly save. The Twins had the tieing run on second with one out in the 9th but couldn't get him across.

    Starting pitchers: Dick Drago (11-7 2.57 21g 10cg 3sho 164.2ip 141h 54r 477er 13hr 22bb 100k) vs Pat Dobson (11-5 1.96 19g 12cg 4sho 160.2ip 129h 38r 35er 8hr 38bb 95k)

    Starting Line-ups:

    Kansas City Royals

    37 Fred Patek SS .237-0-15
    1 Cookie Rojas 2B .256-4-26
    26 Amos Otis CF .287-5-29
    7 John Mayberry .340-16-65
    9 Lou Piniella LF .281-5-53
    5 Richie Scheinblum RF .298-6-34
    8 Ed Kirkpatrick C .274-6-27
    10 Paul Schaal 3B .201-2-20
    41 Dick Drago P .055-0-3

    Baltimore Orioles

    16 Bobby Grich 2B .255-4-13
    14 Merv Rettenmund RF .217-5-26
    26 Boog Powell 1B .305-13-52
    5 Brooks Robinson 3B .260-1-22 (elected as All Star Game starter)
    12 Johnny Oates C .264-1-5
    6 Paul Blair CF .228-5-28
    28 Tom Shopay LF .227-0-1 (playing in place of slumping Don Buford)
    7 Mark Belanger SS .190-1-21
    37 Pat Dobson P .245-0-5

    Temp is in the 60s with no wind

    1st inning

    Patek flies to LF
    Rojas Ks
    Otis grounds out to 3B-Robinson making a nice throw
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    Grich flies to CF
    Rettenmund singles to center
    Powell singles to center-Rettenmund to second
    Robinson Ks
    Oates flies to deep RF
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    KAN 0 -0 0 0
    BAL 0 -0 2 0

    2nd inning

    Mayberry walks
    Piniella GIDP 6-4-3
    Scheinblum grounds to 2B
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    Blair flies to CF
    Shopay Ks
    Belanger grounds to SS
    0r 0h 0e 0l

    KAN 00 -0 0 0
    BAL 00 -0 2 0

    3rd inning

    Kirkpatrick flies CF
    Schaal grounds to 2B
    Drago flies to LF
    0r 0h 0e 0l

    Dobson flies to RF-Scheinblum makes a snow con catch!
    Grich Kc
    Rettenmund Ks
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    KAN 000 -0 0 0
    BAL 000 -0 2 0

    4th inning

    Patek flies to CF
    Rojas singles to right (no back to back no-hitters tonight)
    Otis grounds into FC 6-4-Otis to first
    Mayberry grounds into FC 4-6
    0r 1h 0e 1l

    Powell Kc
    Robinson grounds to third-Schaal's throw pulls Mayberry off first-Robinson safe on the error
    Oates flies to LF
    Blair flies to LF
    0r 0h 1e 1l

    KAN 000 0 -0 1 1
    BAL 000 0 -0 2 0

    5th inning

    Piniella HBP
    Scheinblum doubles in the gap in left center-Piniella scores KC 1 BAL 0
    Kirkpatrick grounds to 2B-Scheinblum takes third
    Schaal grounds to P-Scheinblum holds third
    Drago grounds to SS
    1r 1h 0e 1l

    Shopay flies to CF
    Belanger flies to CF
    Dobson Ks
    0r 0h 0e 0l

    KAN 000 01 -1 2 1
    BAL 000 00 -0 2 0

    6th inning

    Patek flies to CF
    Rojas grounds to 2B
    Otis grounds to SS
    0r 0h 0e 0l

    Grich Ks
    Rettenmund flies to LF
    Powell hits a HR to right center!-this is the Orioles first hit since the first inning! KC 1 BAL 1
    Robinson singles to left
    Oates flies to CF
    1r 2h 0e 1l

    KAN 000 010 -1 2 1
    BAL 000 001 -1 4 0

    7th inning

    Mayberry singles to right
    Piniella grounds into FC 5-4-Piniella takes first
    Scheinblum grounds into FC 6-4-Scheinblum takes first
    Kirkpatrick walks-Scheinblum to second
    Schaal grounds into FC 6-4
    0r 1h 0e 2l

    Blair flies to LF
    Shopay flies to CF
    Belanger flies to CF
    0r 0h 0e 0l

    KAN 000 010 0 -1 3 1
    BAL 000 001 0 -1 4 0

    8th inning

    Drago grounds out while bunting 5-4
    Patek walks
    Patek steals second
    Rojas singles to center-Patek scores KC 2 BAL 1
    Otis flies to CF
    Mayberry grounds into FC 4-6
    1r 1h 0e 1l

    Batting for Dobson Number 25 Don Baylor (.218-2-5)
    Baylor grounds to SS
    Grich lines to SS
    Rettenmund flies to RF
    0r 0h 0e 0l

    KAN 000 010 01 -2 4 1
    BAL 000 001 00 -1 4 0

    9th inning

    AT the top of the inning it is announced that the Yankees loaded the bases with one out in the top of the second, but Andy Messersmith got out of the jam and the Yankees didn't score

    For BAL-number 23 Grant Jackson (LHP) now pitching (1-1 4saves 2.13 12.2ip 14h 4bb 15k 1hr .275opba)
    Piniella flies to LF
    Scheinblum Ks
    Kirkpatrick flies to CF
    0r 0h 0e 0l

    In Oakland In the bottom of the second George Hendick doubles home Mike Epstein. The A's take a 1-0 lead over the Red Sox.

    For KC-number 19 Bobby Knoop now playing third (better range but worse hands than Schaal)
    Powell Ks
    Robinson doubles off the center field wall
    Oates grounds to 2B-Robinson takes third
    Blair hits a grounder through Knoops legs!-Robinson scores the tying run and Blair reaches first on the error! KC 2 BAL 2
    Shopay walks-Blair to second (Drago rattled?)
    For BAL-batting for Belanger number 15 Davey Johnson (.221-2-24)
    Johnson hits a deep fly down the LF line-Piniella makes a leaping catch on the warning track to preserve the tie!
    1r 1h 1e 2l

    KAN 000 010 010 -2 4 2
    BAL 000 001 001 -2 5 0

    10th inning

    In Anaheim-Bobby Murcer hits his 23rd HR of the season in the 3rd. Yankees lead 1-0.

    For BAL-Johnson now playing 2B-Grich moves to SS
    Knoop singles to left
    Drago bunts into a FC 5-6-Drago to first
    Patek singles to right-Drago to second
    Rojas flies to left-runners hold
    Otis Ks
    0r 2h 0e 2l

    Batting for Jackson number 30 Chico Salmon (0 for 5 this season)
    Salmon hits a chopper in front of the plate that Krkpatrick fumbles-Salmon safe on the error
    Number 9 Don Buford running for Salmon
    Grich GIDP 6-4-3
    Rettenmund singles to left
    Powell flies to LF
    0r 1h 1e 2l

    KAN 000 010 010 0 -2 6 3
    BAL 000 001 001 0 -2 6 0

    11th inning

    For BAL-number 39 Eddie Watt now pitching (1-3 0saves 5.89 18.1ip 15h 10bb 6k 2hr .224opba)
    Mayberry walks
    Piniella singles to center-Mayberry to second
    Number 30 Steve Hovely running for Mayberry
    Scheinblum pops to C-infield fly called
    Kirkpatrick grounds into FC 3-6-Hovely to third-Kirkpatrick to first
    Knoop hits a fly into short left field-Shopay and Grich collide!-Blair makes the throw back in-Knoop is on second with a double and Hovely and Kirkpatrick score! KC 4 BAL 2
    The trainer is out-both Shopay and Grich both leave the game
    This the Orioles in a bind because Grich is their only extra infielder
    For BAL-number 11 Terry Crowley now playing left
    For BAL-number 8 Andy Etchebarren now playing short
    Drago grounds to SS
    2r 2h 0e 1l

    For KC-Ted Abernathy is ready in the bullpen
    For KC-number 18 Gail Hopkins now playing first
    Robinson Kc-ball looked off the plate
    Oates flies to CF
    Blair grounds out 3-1
    0r 0h 0e 0l

    Final Score:

    KAN 000 010 010 02-4 8 3
    BAL 000 001 001 00-2 6 0
    W-Drago (12-7)
    L-Watt (1-4)

    The word from the Baltimore clubhouse is that Shopay was shaken up and is OK. Grich, however, will rpobably miss at least a week. This leaves the Orioles vulnerable while he is out because he is the teams utility man.

    A tough pitchers duel tonight that turned on an unfortunate collision. Drago gave up two hits each to Rettenmund, Powell and Robinson. The Orioles were able to get in the in the air (Drago gave up 16 flyouts) but only managed 6 hits. Bobby Knoop came in for defensive purposes but almost blew the game with a critical 9th inning error. Knoop made up for it by getting 2 hits. Pat Dobson matched Drago giving up 4 hits and walking 3. Grant Jackson pitched in relif. Eddie Watt was shaky but nearly got out of the inning. The pitchers definetley were in control tonight.

    Other games tonight:

    CHI 000 001 010-2 8 2
    CLE 100 003 03x-7 11 1
    W-Colbert (4-4)
    L-Wood (11-12)
    S-Farmer (3)
    Bad news for the White Sox: Bill Melton's wrist was broken by a Vince Colbert pitch. He will miss at least two months and may be out for the season. He will be replaced in the line-up by recently acquired Ed Spezio. Graig Nettles and Ray Fosse each have 3 hits for the Indians. Wilbur Wood pitches a good game for Chicago but Buddy Bell's 2 run HR in the bottom of the 6th drives him out. Vince Colbert has an excellent start for Cleveland and Ed Farmer is excellent out of the bullpen. Pat Kelly has 3 walks for the White Sox. Mike Andrews and Ed Herrmann each have 2 hits for Chicago.

    TEX 000 100 100-2 2 1
    DET 000 020 40x-6 9 1
    W-Coleman (11-8)
    L-Paul (4-7)
    Joe Coleman throws a nice 2 hitter with Don Mincher getting both of the Rangers hits. Mincher hits a HR in the 4th and gets in infield single in the 7th. Coleman's error on Mincher's second error leads the Rangers second run. Mike Paul pitches a decent game but is done in by key hits from Tony Taylor and Bill Freehan. An error by Toby Harrah in the 7th help leads to 3 unearned runs.

    NYY 001 000 000-1 3 0
    CAL 000 010 01x-2 8 2
    W-Messersmith (8-9)
    L-Peterson (9-7)
    An exciting pitcher's duel in Anaheim between Andy Messermith and Fritz Peterson. The Angels led by RBI by Winston LLenas and Ken McMullen are able to outlast the Yankees whose only run comes on Bobby Murcer's 23rd HR. With the game tied at 1-1 each team had a half inning in which they got a runner on third with less than 2 outs (Art Kuysner for California and Celerino Sanchez for NY) but neither runner could get across to score.

    BOS 000 000 000-0 2 0
    OAK 010 000 00x-1 4 0
    W-Odom (7-9)
    L-Culp (9-7)
    Another exciting west coast pitchers duel! Blue Moon Odom holds the Red Sox to 2 hits and 3 walks. The only run of the game comes when Mike Epstein walks in the 2nd and George Hendick dives him home with a double. The Red Sox only get 1 RISP. The A's gets 3 RISP and ground into 1 DP.

    SDP 020 000 004-6 11 1
    MON 020 000 000-2 7 1
    W-Caldwell (4-8)
    L-Walker (0-1)
    4 run Padres rally is highlighted by Tom Walker's error which allows the first run and then Leron Lee's double with the bases loaded which drives in 3 runs. Starters Mile Caldwell and Bill Stoneman each pitch well. Fred Kendell has 3 hits for the Padres. Hal Breeden leads the Expos with 2 hits.

    SF 211 150 001-11 10 0
    NY 000 500 000-5 11 2
    W-Reberger (2-2)
    L-Sadecki (0-1)
    A high scoring game that features two clutch pinch hit HRs: in the bottom of the 4th with the Giants leading 5-2 Dave Marshall hits a 3 run HR to tie the game. In the top of the 5th the Giants have regained the lead 6-5 and then Ed Goodson hits a PH grand slam. The Mets are not able to overcome this. 6 of the 10 Giants hots are for extra bases. Dave Rader also homers for SF. Ed Kranepool has 3 hits for NY. Frank Reberger and Buzz Capra each pitch well in relief. Capra got off to a rough start for the Mets but has been pitching well recently. Sam McDoweel has been pitching well out of the bullpen for SF and will probably rejoin the rotation soon.

    LA 102 100 011-6 12 1
    PH 000 000 000-0 2 0
    W-Sutton (12-4)
    L-Reynold (2-8)
    Sharp 2 hitter thrown by Don Sutton. Jim Lefebvre and Manny Mota each have 3 hits for the Dodgers (Mota has 2 HRs for LA). In the bottom of the 7th, with the Dodgers leading 4-0, Sutton walks the first 3 men that he faces. He is able to bear down and get the next three men out on a K, short fly out and a ground out to get out of the inning without letting a run score.

    ATL 000 000 010-1 7 1
    STL 010 200 10x-4 8 0
    W-Cumberland (1-0)
    L-Schueler (6-4)
    John Cumberland pitches well in his first start for the Cardinals and Diego Segui is perfect in 1.2 innings pitched in relief. Dwain Anderson is 2 for 4 with a HR and 3 RBI. Donn Clendenon has the other Cardinal RBI in the 7th. Earl Williams drives in the only Braves run with a SF. Ron Schueler pitches pretty well for the Braves. George Stone and Denny McLain are perfect in relief for the Braves.

    Neither Baltimore or Kansas City gain any ground in the standings-but the Orioles don't lose any ground either.
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