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  • #31
    Jun 17, 1972

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

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

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

    The back-up game is Baltimore at Minnesota.

    The staring line-ups:

    Los Angeles

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    entering the 9th:

    LA 2 6 0
    Chi 2 8 3

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

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

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

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

    The finall line:

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

    Another good preview of a possible LCS match-up. The Cubs are the only team to give the Dodgers any trouble this season winning 4 of 5 agasinst LA. LA is 43 and 14 against everyone else.
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    Last edited by EdTarbusz; 08-12-2009, 07:19 AM.


    • #32
      Other games from 6/17

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Night games:

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

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

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

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

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

      Standings at the end of the day:

      A League

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

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

      N League

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

      West Div W L Pct GB
      Los Angeles 44 19 0.698 -
      Cincinnati 37 26 0.587 7.0
      San Diego 31 34 0.477 14.0
      Houston 31 35 0.470 14.5
      Atlanta 28 35 0.444 16.0
      San Francisco 27 40 0.403 19.0
      Last edited by EdTarbusz; 08-15-2009, 08:53 PM.


      • #33
        The season has come to a premature end. The computer that I was running it on crashed and is not worth getting fixed. I will probably play the post-season on my main computer at a future date. I think I will also play out the Indians 1972 season.


        • #34
          I'm giving this another shot. This may be temporary because I may switch computers again. I've simulated that the strike was averted at the last minute.
          Here are some notes about the first week of the season:

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

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

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

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


          • #35
            Game of the week 4/8/72

            0408 Game of the Week:

            Detroit @ Boston

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

            Starting Line-ups:


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


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

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

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

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

            Starting Line-ups


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

            seventh inning stretch

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

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

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

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

            CHI wins 1-0

            Final totals

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

            Other games today:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

            Night games:

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

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

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

            Standings at the end of the day:
            A League

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

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

            N League

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

            West Div W L Pct GB
            Los Angeles 2 0 1.000 -
            Atlanta 2 0 1.000 -
            San Francisco 1 0 1.000 0.5
            Cincinnati 1 2 0.333 1.5
            San Diego 0 1 0.000 1.5
            Houston 0 3 0.000 2.5
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            Last edited by EdTarbusz; 05-08-2010, 02:22 PM.


            • #36
              Game of the Week April 15, 1972

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

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


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

              Starting Line-ups:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

              Final line:

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

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

              Other games:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

              Night games:

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

              ATL 000 011 010-3 5 1
              SD 100 210 00x-4 8 1
              W-Kirby (2-1)
              L-Niekro (1-1)
              Derrel Thomas and Leron Lee each go 2 for 4. Hank Aaron hits a HR and is 73 HRs away from passing Babe Ruth.
              Attached Files
              Last edited by EdTarbusz; 05-19-2010, 10:22 AM.


              • #37
                Standings after games of April 16, 1972

                A League

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

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

                N League

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

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


                • #38
                  Game of the Week-April 22, 1972
                  Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox (Back-up game: Houston Astros at San Francisco Giants)

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

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

                  Sarting Line-ups:

                  Kansas City

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


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

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

                  1st inning:

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

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

                  KC 0
                  CHI 0

                  2nd inning

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

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

                  KC 01
                  CHI 00

                  3rd inning

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

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

                  KC 010
                  CHI 000

                  4th inning

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

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

                  KC 010 0
                  CHI 000 1

                  5th inning

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

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

                  KC 010 00
                  CHI 000 10

                  6th inning

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

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

                  KC 010 000
                  CHI 000 103

                  7th inning

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

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

                  KC 010 000 0
                  CHI 000 103 4

                  8th inning

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

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

                  KC 010 000 00
                  CHI 000 103 40

                  9th inning

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

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

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

                  Other games:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                  Rained out.

                  Night Games:

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

                  SD 001 003 220-8 16 0
                  LA 000 612 01x-10 11 0
                  W-John (2-1)
                  S-Richert (2)
                  Lousy pitching by Tommy John and Mike Strahler nearly blow large Dodger lead. Bobby Valentine has 4 RBI for LA.
                  Attached Files
                  Last edited by EdTarbusz; 06-01-2010, 11:17 AM.


                  • #39
                    Originally posted by EdTarbusz View Post
                    I just received the 1972 season disc for Dynasty League Baseball, and can't decide whether to play the season from the end of the strike or play out the full schedule.

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


                    • #40
                      Standings after games 0f 4/23/1972

                      A League

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

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

                      N League

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

                      West Div W L Pct GB
                      Houston 12 5 0.706 -
                      Los Angeles 9 6 0.600 2.0
                      Cincinnati 9 6 0.600 2.0
                      San Francisco 7 8 0.467 4.0
                      Atlanta 6 11 0.353 6.0
                      San Diego 5 12 0.294 7.0
                      Attached Files
                      Last edited by EdTarbusz; 06-04-2010, 10:39 AM.


                      • #41
                        Some season notes:

                        0409 BalNY-Yankees concluse a 4 game sweep of the Orioles.Frank Robinson's successor Merv Rettenmund is off to 1 for 14 start. In the 6th inning he is thrown out at third trying to tag up which effectively kills an Oriole rally. Orioles end up lsoing 3-2. The Yankees win 3 of the 4 games by 1 run.
                        OakChi-White Sox complete 3 game sweep of A's.
                        CalMin-Nolan Ryan throws a 1 hitter in his debut with California. Ryan had a no-hitter for 7 innings, but Jim Nettles opened the 8th with a single. Ryan walked 7 and struck out 13. The Twins commit 5 errors in the game. For Twins: Dan Monzon fouls a pitch off his foot-he is day to day.
                        AL player of the week: John Mayberry, KC
                        HouAtl-Ralph Garr injured-goes on 15 day DL-Larvell Blanks called up.
                        NL player of the week-Doug Rader HOU
                        0410 MilBal-Orioles win their first game-Don Baylor scores winning run on a throwing error by Ellie Rodriguez (Baylor and Brooks Robinson were attempting a double steal). San Diego and Oakland remain the only teams without a win.
                        BosCle-Indians home opened is a great pitchers duel between Gaylord Perry and Luis Tiant. Perry scores only run of the game in the 11th. Perry also has 2 hits in the game (each team only has four hits).
                        SDHou-Don Wilson pitches a 1 hitter in Houston home opener as Astros smash Padres 21-0. Jim Wynn drives in 6 and Cesar Cedeno drives in 5 and has 5 hits and scores 4 runs.
                        0411 BosCle-Tidrow hit in the face by a batted ball-he is day to day.
                        0412 ChiMin-Jim Perry leaves game with arm injury-he is day to day. Tom Bradley records 15 strikeouts.
                        TexOakN-A's win 3-2 in 10 innings. They are the last team to record their first win.
                        SFCinN-Bernie Carbo injured making a play in right. He will be out for about a week.
                        SDHouN-Larry Dierker hits a foul off of his foot-he leaves game and is day to day.
                        AtlLAN-Willie Davis leaves game after being hBP on his wrist-he is day to day.
                        0413 ChiMin-Min 8 Chi 3-White Sox are last team to lose a game-debut of Rich Gossage.
                        SDHouN-Leron Lee is a single short of hitting for the cycle. Good comeback extra inning win for Houston.
                        0414 TexCalN-Don Stanhouse injures his arm in the first inning-he is going on the 15 day DL.
                        MinOakN-Denny McLain injures arm-status TBD-won't go on DL-will probably miss a start.
                        LACinN-Hal McRae hits 2 run HR in the bottom of the 9th-Cin wins 4-3.
                        AtlSDN-Hank Aaron hits his first HR of the season-he now needs 74 more to pass Babe Ruth.
                        ChiKCN-Ed Hermann ejected and suspended for 3 games.
                        0415 ChiKC-Bobby Floyd injured after on field collision and leaves games-he is day to day. Amos Otis injured in the field-he is day to day.
                        PhiChi-Milt Pappas injures his arm while pitching-he is day to day.
                        LACin-Ted Uhlaender injured in the field-he will miss a week.
                        0416 NYBal#1-Rich McKinney hit by liner in field-leaves game-day to day.
                        ChiKC#2-Cookie Rojas injured in on-field collision-he is day to day.
                        0418 SFSDN-Dave Kingman injured in the field-he is day to day. Leron Lee HBP-will gp on 21 day DL.
                        0419 CleBos-Boston sweeps series with Cleveland-Boston wins all three games by one run.
                        SFSDN-Johnny Jeter HBP-will be out for a week.
                        Kansas City first team with double digit victories (11) after doubleheader sweep of Oakland.
                        0420 ChiPitN-Nelson Briles hurts his arm while pitching in the cold weather-he will miss a week (and probably one start).
                        0421 StLMonN-Tim Foli injured in on-field collision with Ken Singleton-Foli is day to day.
                        PitPhiN-Phillies behind 8-3 in the bottom of the 8th-they score 6 runs and win 9-8. Richie Hebner hits 2 HRs and has 5 RBI.
                        0422 NYBos-Duane Josephson injured by a foul tip-has to go on DL.
                        0423 NYBos-At least one run is scored in 9 of the 10 innings played.
                        ChiNYM (DH)-Cubs shut out Mets in both games of DH.
                        HouSF-Lee May has 6 RBI in Astros 9-6 win.


                        • #42
                          0429 GOW

                          Cincinnat Reds at Chicago Cubs

                          (Back-up game is Cleveland Indians at Kansas City Royals)

                          Pre-game: The Reds are in a three way way for second in the NL West. After winning the pennant in 1970, they stumbled in 1971. In 1972, they have Bob Tolan back after missing the entire 1971 season because of an achilles tendon injury. The Reds got a scare when he hurt his leg on opening day, but he only missed one start because of it. The Reds offense has been very good this season, especially the three players at the top of the line-up: Pete Rose, newly acquired Joe Morgan and Bob Tolan. Johnny Bench's season wide slump of 1971 has continued into 1972 though. Some of the younger Reds, Dave Concepcion, Cesar Geronimo and George Foster have been struggling offensively, but veterans Darrell Chaney and Denis Menke have been picking up the slack. The Reds pitching has been average, with Don Gullett having a difficult season so far. It will probably be sooner rathn later when Ross Grimsley will be brought back to Reds from the minors.

                          The Cubs are also in third place. Since tensions boiled over last season, it is assumed that Leo Duocher's job depends on the Cubs making it into the post-season. This may be difficult because, while the Cubs have a strong starting line-up, they have a weak bench, unlike the Reds who have some of the best bench strength in Majors. The Cubs have a good starting rotation but among the weakest bullpens. In a close game, Durocher seems reluctant to go to either hs bench or his bullpen.

                          Starting pitchers Jim McGlothlin (3-0 3.34) vs Burt Hooten (2-2 4.32)

                          Starting line-ups:


                          14 Pete Rose LF .307-2-6
                          8 Joe Morgan 2B .348-3-7
                          28 Bob Tolan CF .329-0-15
                          5 Johnny Bench C .208-2-9
                          24 Tony Perez 1B .272-2-14
                          16 Denis Menke 3B .282-1-11
                          12 Darrel Chaney SS .382-1-4
                          25 Bernie Carbo RF .214-0-1
                          31 Jim McGlothlin P .000-0-1


                          1 Jose Cardenal RF .157-1-8
                          18 Glenn Beckert 2B .254-0-3
                          26 Billy Williams LF .347-4-16
                          10 Ron Santo 3B .290-3-9
                          28 Jim Hickman 1B .250-1-3
                          9 Randy Hundley C .259-0-8
                          7 Rick Monday CF .211-2-8
                          11 Don Kessinger SS .242-0-5
                          44 Burt Hooten P .200-0-0

                          The temp is in the low 40s with rain and a very strong wind blowing out

                          1st inning

                          Rose grounds to SS
                          Morgan pops to C
                          Tolan grounds to 3B
                          0 r 0 h 0e

                          Cardenal lines to 3B
                          Beckert flies to CF
                          Williams grounds to 2B
                          0r 0h 0e

                          CIN 0
                          CHI 0

                          2nd inning

                          Bench flies to LF
                          Perez Kc
                          Menke triples to left center
                          Chaney lines to 2B
                          0r 1h 0e

                          Santo Grounds to SS
                          Hickman singles to left
                          Hundley singles to center-Hickman stops at second
                          Monday walks-Hundley to second-Hickman to third
                          Kessinger grounds into FC 6-4-Hickman scores-Hundley to third-Kessinger on first
                          Hooten grounds to 3B
                          1r 2h 0e CIN 0 CHI 1

                          CIN 00
                          CHI 01

                          3rd inning

                          Carbo flies to LF
                          McGlothlin Kc
                          Rose grounds to P
                          0r 0h 0e

                          Cardenal grounds to SS
                          Beckert grounds to 3B
                          Williams singles to right
                          Santo walks-Williams to second
                          Hickman grounds into FC-3B unassisted
                          0r 1h 0e

                          CIN 000
                          CHI 010

                          4th inning

                          Morgan walks
                          Morgan steals second
                          Tolan grounds to 2B-Morgan takes third-Morgan stealing second prevented this from being a DP grounder
                          Bench Kc
                          Perez grounds to short-Kessinger's throw is over Hickman's head-Morgan scores on error-Perez takes second
                          Menke grounds to SS-Kessinger making a nice play
                          1r 0h 1e CIN 1 CHI 1

                          Hundley singles to left
                          Monday grounds to 2B-Hundley takes second
                          Kessinger hits a sharp single to center-Hundley held at third
                          Hooten bunts into FC 2-6-Hundley holds at third-Hooten to first
                          Cardenal grounds into FC 6-4
                          0r 2h 0e

                          CIN 000 1
                          CHI 010 0

                          5th inning

                          Chaney walks
                          Carbo singles to center-Chaney takes second
                          McGlothlin bunting-pops to P
                          Rose flies to CF
                          Morgan singles to center-Chaney thrown out at the plate 8-2
                          0r 2h 0e CIN 1 CHI 1

                          Beckert grounds to 2B
                          Williams grounds to 1B
                          Santo singles to center
                          Hickman grounds out on a slow roller to SS
                          0r 1h 0e

                          CIN 000 10
                          CHI 010 00

                          6th inning

                          Tolan flies to LF
                          Bench walks
                          Perez grounds to second but Beckert bobbles the ball-Bench takes second on the error-Perez safe at first
                          Menke flies to LF
                          Chaney doubles to the wall in left center-Bench and Perez score
                          Carbo grounds to first-Hickman boots it-Chaney to third on error-Carbo to first
                          Cesar Geronimo (.214-2-5) batting for McGlothlin
                          Geronimo Kc
                          2r 1h 2e CIN 3 CHI 1

                          For CIN-Pedro Borbon now pitching (0-1 1 save 3.00 9ip 11h 2bb 3k opp hitting .314)
                          Hundley flies to LF
                          Monday lines to 2B
                          Kessinger pops to 2B
                          0r 0h 0e

                          CIN 000 102
                          CHI 010 000

                          7th inning

                          Rose walks
                          Morgan grounds to 2B-H&R-Rose takes second
                          Tolan Ks
                          Bench Ks
                          0r 0h 0e CIN 3 CHI 1

                          Joe Pepitone (.275-1-3) batting for Hooten
                          Pepitone flies to RF
                          Cardenal grounds to SS
                          Beckert singles to right
                          Williams flies to RF
                          0r 1h 0e

                          CIN 000 102 0
                          CHI 010 000 0

                          8th inning

                          For Chi-now pithching Tom Phoebus (0-1 11.57 4.2ip 8h 6bb 3k 1hr .381 opp BA)
                          Perez singles to center
                          Menke Kc
                          Chaney grounds into FC 6-4-Chaney takes first
                          Carbo walks-Chaney to second
                          Ted Uhlaender (.231-0-0) batting for Borbon
                          Uhlaender Ks
                          0r 1h 0e CIN 3 CHI 1

                          For CIN-Clay Carroll (3-0 1.69 2s 10.2ip 7h 4bb 6k 1hr .179opBA) now pitching
                          Santo Ks
                          Hickman Kc
                          Hundley Ks
                          0r 0h 0e

                          CIN 000 102 00
                          CHI 010 000 00

                          9th inning

                          Rose grounds to SS
                          Morgan walks-Morgan CS 2-6
                          Tolan grounds to 2B
                          0r 0h 0e CIN 3 CHI 1

                          For CIN-Concepcion now playing SS
                          Monday Kc
                          Kessinger grounds to SS
                          JC Martin (.333-0-0) batting for Phoebus
                          Martin doubles to right
                          Bill North running for Martin
                          Cardenal singles to right-North scores
                          Beckert gorunds to 3B (on previous pitch hit a foul into the stands that Bench nearly caught)
                          1r 2h 0e

                          CIN 000 102 000-3 5 0
                          CHI 010 000 001-2 9 3

                          W-McGlothlin 4-0
                          L-Hooten 2-3
                          S-Carroll 3

                          Hooten is done in by poor defensegiving ujp 3 unearned runs. The Cubs think enough of his potential that they were will to trade Ken Holtzman to the A's for Rick Monday to make room for Hooten in their rotation.
                          Other games:

                          ATL 100 010 011-4 9 1
                          PIT 100 000 000-1 4 1
                          W-Niekro (3-2)
                          L-Briles (1-1)
                          Phil Niekro gives up one unearned run, as only three Pirates get into scoring position. Darrell Evans is hit by a line-drive and will miss at least a week.

                          MON 000 310 120-7 12 0
                          SF 000 001 000-1 7 1
                          W-Morton (2-2)
                          L-Cumberland (1-3)
                          League worst Expos have an easy time against Giants. John Cumberland is demoted to the Goants bullpen because of stamina issues. He only averages 5 innings per start. He will be a long reliever.

                          CLE 000 000 020-2 7 0
                          KC 000 063 01x-10 13 1
                          W-Drago (2-3)
                          L-Wilcox (2-2)
                          Four consectuctive walks by Wilcox and then two straight doubles help the Royals score six runs in the fifth. The hard-hitting Royals never look back and cruise to an easy victory over the light hitting Indians.

                          MIN 000 000 010-1 6 2
                          NY 300 220 00x-7 8 0
                          W-Stottlemyer (1-3)
                          L-Blyleven (2-4)
                          Stottlemyer gets his first win of the season with a good performance over the Twins. Two Twin errors lead to two unearned runs in the firat and the Twins aren't able to catch up.

                          OAK 401 000 000-5 8 0
                          MIL 000 000 000-0 5 2
                          W-Hunter (1-3)
                          L-Slaton (0-5)
                          Jim Hunter pitches a shutout for his first victory of the season. Young Jim Slaton's troubles continue as he gives up three unearned runs. At this point Slaton leads the Majors in losses.

                          CHI 000 000 000-0 6 0
                          DET 000 110 00x-2 8 0
                          W-Timmerman (2-3)
                          L-Bradley (3-2)
                          Fred Scherman strikes out Dick Allen with the bases loaded to end game. Norm Cash and Tom Haller hit solo HRs for the Tigers.

                          BOS 022 001 004-9 12 2
                          TEX 000 103 001-5 9 1
                          W-Siebert (3-0)
                          L-Paul (1-2)
                          S-Bolin (1)
                          Four unearned runs in the ninth are enough to stop the Rangers who had come to within one run of tieing the game. Seven of the 14 runs in this game were unearned.

                          Night games:

                          STL 300 000 001-4 12 1
                          HOU 000 102 101-5 11 0
                          W-Gladding (2-1)
                          L-Drabowsky (0-1)
                          Clash of first place teams. Cards took an early lead as Rick Wise sought his sixth consecutive win. Light hitting Roger Metzger goes 3 for 4 and scores 4 runs for the Astros. Each team strands 6 runners in scoring position, with Dal Maxvill stranding 4 for the Cardinals.

                          Rained out

                          PHI 000 000 010-1 5 0
                          SD 200 011 00x-4 6 2
                          W-Arlin (3-2)
                          L-Champion (1-3)
                          Billy Champion is ejected and suspended for intentionally hitting Arlin with a pitch. Former Ohio State stand-out Arlin has an easy time with the Phillies. Only Tim Mccarver's 8th inning HR prevent the Phillies from being shut out.

                          CAL 000 100 000-1 4 2
                          BAL 200 000 00x-2 5 0
                          W-Cuellar (2-3)
                          L-Clark (0-2)
                          Two unearned runs in the first are enough for the Oioles to win over California. Mike Cuellar and Rickey Clark each pitch a good game for their clubs.
                          Attached Files


                          • #43
                            Standings after games of April 30, 1972

                            A League

                            East Div W L Pct GB
                            Boston 12 7 0.632 -
                            New York (A) 11 9 0.550 1.5
                            Baltimore 11 10 0.524 2.0
                            Detroit 8 10 0.444 3.5
                            Cleveland 9 12 0.429 4.0
                            Milwaukee 6 13 0.316 6.0

                            West Div W L Pct GB
                            Kansas City 15 8 0.652 -
                            Chicago (A) 13 8 0.619 1.0
                            Minnesota 10 10 0.500 3.5
                            Oakland 9 9 0.500 3.5
                            California 9 10 0.474 4.0
                            Texas 7 14 0.333 7.0

                            N League

                            East Div W L Pct GB
                            St Louis 12 6 0.667 -
                            Pittsburgh 11 8 0.579 1.5
                            Chicago (N) 11 10 0.524 2.5
                            New York (N) 7 9 0.438 4.0
                            Philadelphia 8 13 0.381 5.5
                            Montreal 4 15 0.211 8.5

                            West Div W L Pct GB
                            Houston 17 6 0.739 -
                            San Francisco 13 9 0.591 3.5
                            Cincinnati 12 9 0.571 4.0
                            Los Angeles 11 9 0.550 4.5
                            San Diego 9 15 0.375 8.5
                            Atlanta 8 14 0.364 8.5


                            • #44
                              The Race for the Babe:

                              Entering the 1972 season the all-time homerun list looks like this:

                              Babe Ruth 714
                              Willie Mays 646
                              Hank Aaron 639

                              The concensus is that Hank Aaron has an excellent shot at passing Ruth in late 1973 or more likely sometime in 1974. Even though Mays is second on the list, his power numbers have dropped dramatically over the last several years and he has been a lead-off hitter. Mays is also seen as being near the end of the road.

                              in the month of April Aaron has three HRs and Mays has one. So now:

                              Ruth 714
                              Mays 647
                              Aaron 642
                              Last edited by EdTarbusz; 06-22-2010, 12:51 PM.


                              • #45
                                GAME OF THE WEEK May 6, 1972

                                This was a very big day for me that I remember quite well!!

                                MINNESOTA TWINS AT BOSTON RED SOX

                                back up game is New York Yankees at Oakland A's.

                                Pre-game: last year was the first time that the Twins missed the ALCS (Oakland having made it) and they are anxious to returnm but in 1972 they have been plagued by erratic starting pitching from Bert Blyleven and Jim Perry, a weak bench and the absence of Tony Oliva. Oliva will be back in June at the earliest. The Twins are currently 12-11 and in 4th place, but they are only 2.5 games out of first. Starting pitcher Dick Woodson has been their most effective starter so far. Boston is in third place at 12-10 and are a half game out behind baltimore and New York who are tied for first. Boston insiders are confodent that the Red Sox can compete with Baltimore this year and possibly be the first team to beat Baltimore for the AL East championship.

                                Starting Pitchers: Dick Woodson (4-1 1.44) vs Luis Tiant (1-2 1.71)

                                Starting Line-ups:

                                Minnesota Twins

                                12 Cesar Tovar RF .227-0-3
                                5 Danny Thompson SS .263-2-10
                                29 Rod Carew 2B .287-0-9
                                20 Rich Reese 1B .286-1-3
                                2 Bobby Darwin CF .255-5-17
                                4 Steve Braun 3B .277-1-5
                                10 Rick Renick LF .190-1-2
                                8 Phil Roof C .396-3-9
                                13 Dick Woodson P .056-0-1

                                Boston Red Sox

                                4 Tommy Harper CF .250-2-9
                                12 John Kennedy SS .235-0-1
                                14 Ben Ogilvie LF .438-2-7
                                7 Reggie Smith RF .253-3-13
                                6 Rico Petrocelli 3B .258-6-14
                                3 Bob Burda 1B .000-0-0 (first start this season)
                                2 Doug Griffin 2B .241-0-1
                                10 Bob Montgomery C .333-0-1
                                23 Luis Tiant P .154-0-0

                                It is a warm, clear day with the wind blowing in.

                                1st inning:

                                Tovar singles to right
                                Thompson sac bunts 1-3-Tovar takes second
                                Carew Ks
                                Reese Ks as Tiant bears down
                                0r 1h 0e

                                Harper grounds out 6-3
                                Kennedy flies to LF
                                Ogilvie Ks
                                0r 0h 0e

                                MIN 0
                                BOS 0

                                2nd inning

                                Darwin homers to left-center MIN 1 BOS0
                                Braun hits a flare to SS that Kennedy makes a nice running catch on!
                                Renick singles to left
                                Roof flies to CF
                                Woodson lines to 3B
                                1r 2h 0e MIN 1 BOS 0

                                Smith singles to center
                                Petrocelli homers down the left field line over the Green Monster. MIN 1 BOS 2
                                Burda grounds out 3-1
                                Griffin grounds out 6-3
                                Montgomery singles to center-Thompson just missed it
                                Tiant pops to 3B
                                2r 3h 0e

                                MIN 01
                                BOS 02

                                3rd inning

                                Tovar flies to CF
                                Thompson hits a hard grounder to 2B
                                Carew also hits ahrd grounder to 2B
                                0r 0h 0e MIN 1 BOS 2

                                Harper grounds to SS
                                Kennedy singles to right
                                Ogilvie triples to right center-Kennedy scores MI 1 BOS 3
                                Smith grounds to SS-Ogilvie holds at third
                                Petrocelli Ks
                                1r 2h 0e

                                MIN 010
                                BOS 021

                                4th inning

                                Reese singles to right
                                Darwin Kc
                                Braun singles to right-Reese stops at second
                                Renick grounds into a FC 1-4-Reese takes third and Renick is safe at first
                                Roof flies to CF
                                0r 2h 0e MIN 1 BOS 3

                                Burda grounds to 2B
                                Griffin fouls out to C
                                Montgomery hits a chopper to 2B-Carew just makes the bag-bang play!
                                0r 0h 0e

                                MIN 010 0
                                BOS 021 0

                                5th inning

                                Woodson is out bunting 3-4
                                Tovar hits a hard line drive to 2B
                                Thompson Ks
                                0r 0h 0e MIN 1 BOS 3

                                Tiant doubles to left center
                                Harper flies to CF-Tiant holds
                                Kennedy Kc
                                Ogilvie hits a long one to center for his second triple of the game!-Tiant scores MIN 1 BOS 4
                                Smith hits a hard groundout to 2B
                                1r 2h 0e

                                MIN 010 00
                                BOS 021 01

                                6th inning

                                Carew flies to CF
                                Reese walks
                                Darwin walks-Reese to second
                                Braun hits into a FC 3-6-Reese to third-Braun safe at first
                                Renick hits a hard groundout 6-3
                                0r 0h 0e MIN 1 BOS 4

                                Petrocelli Ks-he nearly hit his 2nd homer of the game but it was a long foul
                                Burda flies to CF
                                Griffin Ks
                                0r 0h 0e

                                MIN 010 000
                                BOS 021 010

                                7th inning

                                Roof grounds to SS
                                Jim Nettles (.369-0-0) batting for Woodson
                                Nettles Kc
                                Tovar grounds to SS
                                0r 0h 0e

                                For MIN-Nettles stays in playing left-Wayne Granger (batting 7th) now pitching 0-1 1.80 1save, 10IP 7h 2r 2er 1hr 1bb 7k
                                Montgomery singles to center
                                Tiant pops to 2B after unsuccessfully trying to sacrifice bunt
                                Harper flies to CF
                                Kennedy flies to LF
                                0r 1h 0e

                                MIN 010 000 0
                                BOS 021 010 0

                                8th inning

                                Thompson hits a hard bouncer to short that hits Kennedy in the throat-Kennedy has to leave the game-Thompson credited with a single
                                For BOS-Juan Beniquez now playing shortstop
                                Hit and run-Carew flies to CF-Thompson back to first
                                Reese hits a high chopper to the mound but Tiants throw is late-single!-Thompson to second
                                Tiant is visibly tiring-Bill Lee is warming up
                                Darwin walks-bases are loaded!
                                Braun hits a sharp grounder for 463 DP! Tiant pitches his way out of the jam!
                                0r 2h 0e MIN 1 BOS 4

                                Ogilvie hits a long fly to RF
                                Smith hits a triple to right center for the Red Sox third triple of the game
                                Infield playing in
                                Petrocelli hits one past Thompson playing for a single!! MIN 1 BOS 5
                                Burda grounds into a FC 6-4-Burda safe at first
                                Griffin singles to right-Burda takes second
                                For Min-Dave LaRoche now pitching (2-0 1s 0.00 12.2ip 11h 3bb 8k 0hr)
                                Montgomery hits one into the gap to LF-Nettles makes a diving catch! Nettles is much better on defense then Renick
                                1r 3h 0e MIN 1 BOS 5

                                MIN 010 000 00
                                BOS 021 010 01

                                9th inning

                                For BOS-Bill Lee (0-1 1s 1.35 13.1ip 7h 5bb 7k 1hr) now pitching, Rick Miller now playing center, Danny Cater now playing first
                                Dan Monzon (.333-0-1) batting for LaRoche
                                Monzon flies to CF
                                Roof flies to LF
                                Nettles lines to 2B
                                0r 0h 0e MIN 1 BOS 5

                                FINAL SCORE

                                MIN 010 000 000-1 7 0
                                BOS 021 010 01x-5 11 0
                                W-Tiant (2-2)
                                L-Woodson (4-2)

                                Rookie Ben Olgilvie and Rico Petrocelli make the difference with 4 hits (3 XBH) and 5 RBI between them. Carlton Fisk has been the Red Sox most highly touted rookie this year, but Ogilvie is outplaying him and the slumping Carl Yasztremski. Tiant helped his cuse by pitching out of several jams, especially in the 8th inning

                                Other games:

                                NY 000 110 300 5-10 14 2
                                OAK 004 010 000 0-5 9 0
                                W-McDaniel (1-0)
                                L-Knowles (1-1)
                                After a 15 inning game last night both teams have several bench players in their starting line-ups. Several of these players (jerry Kenney, Rusty Torres and Ron Swoboda) have a multi hit game for the Yankees, Kenney and Swoboda each getting three hits. Denny McLain can't hold a 5-2 lead for the A's. With this weeks signing of Vida Blue, McLain probably doesn;t have much of a future with Oakland since Dick Williams has not been shy in saying that he has been unimpressed with McLain. Darold Knowles has another bad outing and may be demoted to long relief and his place in the bullpen taken by Bob Locker.

                                CHI 200 020 200-6 11 1
                                CLE 020 020 000-4 8 3
                                L-Tidrow (2-4)
                                Shaky Indians defense leads to four unearned runs by the White Sox. Jack Brohamer hits a triple and a home run run to drive in all four Indians runs.

                                TEX 000 000 020 001-3 7 0
                                DET 000 000 002 000-2 8 0
                                W-Lindblad (1-1)
                                L-Kilkenny (0-2)
                                S-Shellenback (1)
                                Rich Hand has an impressive performance replacing injured Mike Paul for the Rangers. These are two of the weakest hitting AL teams this season. Rookie Paul Jata and Al Kaline combine for 5 of the Tigers 8 hits. Milwaukee is now the only AL team with less than 10 wins.

                                HOU 300 000 020 0-5 8 0
                                CHI 000 020 012 1-6 17 0
                                W-Pizarro (2-1)
                                L-Gladding (2-2)
                                As Curt Gowdy is fond of noting 'no lead is safe in Wrigley Field.' Billy Williams has two HRs (in the 5th and 9th). His 9th inning HR travels 485 ft onto Sheffield Ave. Cubs win 10th when Jose Cardenal singles and scores on Don Kessinger's triple. Lee May and Doug Rader each hit 2 run HRs for the Astros.

                                SD 000 200 101-4 10 3
                                NY 011 000 100-3 10 0
                                W-Corkins (1-1)
                                L-Matlack (1-4)
                                The Mets load the bases with none out in the bottom of the ninth, but Mike Corkins pitches his way out with a groundout at the plate and two Ks. Rafael Robles goes 4 for 5 for the Padres.

                                SF 000 000 000-0 3 1
                                PHI 200 231 02x-10 15 0
                                W-Selma (2-4)
                                L-Marichal (5-2)
                                Weak hitting Phillies score 7 runs off the usually sharp Juan Marichal. Greg Luzinski has 4 hits and Deron Johnson has 3 hits. Mike Anderson has 4 RBI. Dick Selma continues pitching well, despite his record. Don Money is suspended for three games after being HBP by John Morris. The New York media is reporting that a trade is imminent that will send Willie Mays to the Mets.

                                PIT 003 100 020-6 9 2
                                CIN 020 003 000-5 11 0
                                W-Miller (2-1)
                                L-Sprague (0-1)
                                S-Giusti (3)
                                An exciting game between the last two NL champs which featured 10 XBHs. Gary Nolan and Johnny Bench are off to poor starts and need to pick it up for the Reds. Tony Perex has 4 hits. Pittsburgth remains a game out of first, and the Reds are spinning their wheels at .500.

                                NIGHT GAMES

                                Rained out

                                MIL 000 000 000-0 4 0
                                CAL 001 000 00x-1 5 0
                                W-Messersmith (5-2)
                                L-Brett (3-3)
                                Good pitchers duel. The Brewers only get two RISP. The Angels score their only run on an FC.

                                LA 000 120 220-7 13 2
                                MON 000 000 010-1 8 0
                                W-Osteen (2-4)
                                L-Morton (2-4)
                                The Dodgers have little trouble with the MLB worst Expos. The Dodgers spread out the attack with only one starter (Bill Grabarkewitz) not getting a hit. Badly slumping Frank Robinson gets 3 hits. Six of the Dodger hits are XBHs, including 3 HRs.

                                ATL 010 030 300-7 12 0
                                STL 000 010 000-1 9 0
                                W-Schueler (1-0)
                                L-Gibson (4-3)
                                Ron Schueler pitches well in his first start of the season. Hank Aaron knocks Bob Gibson out of the gane with his 4th HR of the season. Aaron is now 4 HRs short of tying Willie Mays for second on the all time HR list. St Louis has the least used bullpen this season, but three relievers are used tonight.
                                Attached Files
                                Last edited by EdTarbusz; 08-01-2010, 09:20 PM.


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