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  • J W
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    1979: Skipjacks Lose Bid to go Back-To-Back

    From the Diamond Mind Press

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    (Yeah, I know, I'll get around to some of these)

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    1978: Skipjacks over Beavers in Six for Fourth Championship

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    1977: Torre takes helm from Alston after retirement; Brett franchised

    From the DiamondMind Press
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    1974: Skipjacks Beat Diablos In Seven Games, Rebound With Third DMCKL Title

    from the DiamondMind Press

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    [B]Game 1:  Dick Drago @ Wilbur Wood[/B]
    
    JW got off to a quick start. Carew opened the series with a base hit. Johnstone doubled
    him to third and Torre's sac fly gave the visitors the lead.  Denton had an interesting
    bottom half of the first. White doubled and Yaz single to put men on the corners with
    nobody out. Garr bounced to the mound, Drago froze the runner at third then whriled
    and got the DP. Stargell reached on a catcher interference by Sanguillen. Brett then
    booted a ground ball to allow the tieing run in. 
    --The next few innings went quietly. In the 5th Carew erupted after being called out
    on a third strike and was ejected. The Diablos had a little eruption of their own in the
    bottom of the 5th. Yaz and Garr singled and Stargell homered to put Denton up 4-1.
    --JW bounced back in the 7th. Brye singled and Berry pinch hit for Brett. He belted a
    drive into the upper deck in LF to narrow the gap to 1. White singled to start off the 
    next inning. Cedeno replaced him on a fielders choice and stole 2nd. That was as far
    as he got. The Diablos looked to pad their lead in the bottom of the 8th. Rivers walked
    and stole second.  Robinson signled to left and Mick the Quick headed home. He wasn't
    quite quick enough though as Downing's throw beat him to the plate for the out.
    --Wood was still going strong and took the hill again in the 9th. He set the Jacks down
    in order for the win and the home crowd went home happy.
    
    [B]Game 2:  Ken Holtzman @ Luis Tiant[/B]
    
    The Skipjacks again got on the board in the first, in part due to some questionable
    strategy by the Diablos. Cedeno doubled and with two out Powell came to the plate -
    and received an intentional walk.  Sanguillen took offense at the slight and doubled
    home JW's first run. Johsntone received an unintentional walk and Torre followed with
    a 2 run single. Brett's single made it 4-0 Skipjacks before the Diablos got their first 
    turn at bat.
    --The home team got on the board in the 4th. Rivers doubled and came home later
    on an error by Carew. That was all they could manage Of Holtzman though. The lefty
    scattered 4 hits and walked only one in a complete game victory. Tiant settled down
    after his shakey start and also went the distance surrendering no more runs, but the
    first inning melt down was enough to cost him the ball game.
    
    [B]Game 3:  Al Fitzmorris @ Buzz Capra[/B]
    
    The visitors scored first. In the third Boone and Foli singled and White doubled to
    make it 1-0. Yaz got the 2nd run home with a sac fly. Garr sngled to make it 3-0. Garr
    stole second and came home on Rivers single to make it 4-0.  That score held until
    the 7th. The home squad got on the board on a single by Carew, a walk to Cedeno
    and a single by Crawford. The Jacks pulled closer in the 8th.  Sanguillen doubled and
    Johnstone homered to make it 4-3.  That was as close as they'd get. Murray came
    on to close it out int he 9th and the Doablos went up 2 games to 1.
    
    [B]Game 4:  Don Wilson @ Jerry Koosman[/B]
    
    The Diablos again jumped out early. Robinson and Boone singled and Foli laid down
    a sucide squeeze to make it 1-0 in the second.  The Skipjacks came back in the 5th.
    Brett singled and Dent doubled to tie it.  Carew singled and stole 2nd. Cedno's ground
    out made it 2-1.  That was all the damage either team could do as the pitchers ruled
    the day and the Skipjacks tied the series.
    
    [B]Game 5:  Wilbur Wood @ Dick Drago[/B]
    
    Once again the visitors drew first blood. In the 3rd Rivers doubled. Robinson walked.
    Stenentt singled to make it 1-0. Boone singled to make it 2-0. Drago didn't survive
    past the 3rd, giving up 9 hits over those 3 frames. Things picked up for the home
    team in the bottom of the 3rd. Carew walked and Cedeno reached on Robinson's
    error. Torre singled to make it 2-1. They tied it up the next inning. Sanguillen
    singled. A pair of ground outs got him to third and Dent's single sent him home.
    --The Skipjacks moved ahead in the 6th. Sanguillen doubled, moved to third on a
    ground out and came home on Brett's sac fly. They tacked on and chased Wood in
    the 8th. Downing and Sanguillen singled. Brye doubled to make it 4-2. Brett ground-
    ed out to drive in the 5th run and that was the ballgame.
    
    [B]Game 6:  Ken Holtzman @ Luis Tiant[/B]
    
    Holtzman vs Tiant in a rematch of game 2. The Skipjacks jumped on Tiant quickly
    in this one, just as they did in game 2 as well. Carew led off the game with a single,
    Cedeno walked and Crawford reached on an IF single to load the bases with nobody
    out. Powell hit a slow roller down the third base line. Robinson made the bare hand
    grab and fired home - in time to nail Carew for the first out. The next batter,
    Sanguillen, scortched a liner down the thirdbase line. Robinson snared in and
    scrambled to the bag to double off Cedeno. A pair of brillant plays by Brooks - a 
    former Skipjacks star - saved Tiant and ended the rally.
    --The inspired Diablos came out swinging in the bottom fop the inning. Yaz homered
    to put the first run on the board. Stargell walked and Rivers singled. Stennett belted
    one into the seats to make it 4-0.
    --The Skipjacks finally put a run on the board in the fifth as Dent singled and Carew
    doubled to make it 4-1. The Diablos answered in the bottom of the inning on a Yaz
    single and Robinson double to end Holtzman game and season. They strung
    together 3 singles in the 7th to make it 6-1.
    --The Skipjacks wouldn't go down without a fight though. In the 9th Johnson walked
    and Brett singled. Dent got a run home with a ground out, but that was it for JW and
    the series moves on to game 7. 
    
    [B]Game 7:  Buzz Capra @ Al Fitzmorris[/B]
    
    Capra vs Fitzmorris in a rematch fo game 3. The Diablos go up 1-0 in the third on
    another Yaz HR, as the old pro is really coming thru when it counts. The Skipjacks
    strike back in the 4th. Cedeno doubled and Powell walked. Johnson singled to tie
    it up. Torre singled to make it 2-1.
    --Neither team got a man past firstbase after that. Capra went 8 strong innings
    and Mingori came on to close it out. Congrats to JW on the Skipjacks third CKL title.
    Congrats also to Mark for bringing the Diablos within a run of thier first champion-
    ship, in their first playoff appearance, and just a year after taking the Spikes to
    their first title.
    Last edited by J W; 03-29-2010, 12:02 PM.

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  • J W
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    1974: Blockbuster sends FP Yastrzemski packing

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  • J W
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    1973: Skipjacks select Brett #1 overall

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  • J W
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    1970 DM Classic: Skipjacks win rubber match w/ Hard Cider

    from the DiamondMind Press

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    [B]Game 1: Pat Jarvis @ Ray Culp[/B]
    
    Both pitchers looked good early and the game was scoreless after 4.  In the 5th,
    Blair singled and Garrett tripled to put the Macmen on the board. Grabarkewitz
    followed with a base hit to make it 2-0. Mac added on in the 6th on singles by
    Gibbs and Fregosi and a wild pitch by Jarvis.  In the 7th Fairly was HBP and scored
    on Gibbs double.  In the 8th Garrett and Grabarkewitz walked and Fairly singled to
    arrive at the 5-0 final. Culp allowed only 2 hits in his complete game victory.
    
    [B]Game 2: Sam McDowell @ Ken Holtzman[/B]
    
    Both teams sent a 20 game winning lefty to the mound; McDowell for JW and
    Holtzman for Mac. McDowell had his best stuff going for him, but Holtzman struggled
    from the outset.  Powell homered in the 2nd and Yaz in the 3rd to make it 2-0.  Still
    in the third singles by Torre, Powell and Menke made it 3-0.  In the 5th Dietz singled,
    Torre walked and Powell hit another HR to make it 6-0.  Clearing the bases did not
    end the rally though. Menke, Fosse and Tolan singled to make it 8-0. A Clemente
    sac fly made it 9 and a Dietz single ran it to 10-0.  McDowell went the distance for
    an 11-2 win and so the series moves to Baltimore tied 1-1.  Bill Sudakis of the
    Macmen went down for the rest of the series.
    
    [B]Game 3: Luke Walker @ Steve Hargan[/B]
    
    Hargan walked the bases loaded in the top of the first. Gibbs singled home 2 of them
    to put the vistiors up 2-0. The Skipjacks struck back in the 4th. Dietz walked. Torre
    doubled him to 3rd and he came home on Powell's sac fly. Menke walked and Fosse
    doubled to tie it. Aparicio singled home two more to put JW up 4-2 and send Walker
    to the showers. Wright came on for the Hard Cider. The Jacks greeted him with a
    Tolan single and Clemente doubled to make it 5-2.  Menke homered in the 5th to
    make it 6-2. Clemente tripled and Yaz singled to make it 7-2 in the 7th.
    
    After his shaky start Hargan cruised through 8, but Alston went to the pen in the 9th.
    Milt Pappas got the call. He got the first two outs, but then ran into trouble. Grabar-
    kewitz and Fairly singled and closer Dave Baldwin got the call. He walked Rettenmund
    to load the bases and Robinson to force in a run before getting the hook. Richert
    came on to face Gibbs and got him to ground out, perserving the game and putting
    the SkipJacks up 2-1 in the series.
    
    [B]Game 4: Ray Sadecki @ Danny Coombs[/B]
    
    The Hard Cider again got off to a quick start. Grabarkewitz, Rettenmund and Savage
    single to make it 1-0. Gibbs singled to make it 2-0. Fregosi then crushed a 3 run HR
    to end Coombs season on a sour note. Pappas came on for JW.
    
    The Skipjacks got on the board in the 2nd with a Powell double and Fosse single.
    They continued their comeback in the 3rd. Tolan singled and Clemente reached on an
    error by Sadecki. (Sadecki's error proved to be the first of 5 today for the Macmen...
    which coupled with a trio of miscues by JW's boys made for one of the sloppiest
    games in Diamond Classic history.) Yaz singled to load the bases. Spiezio booted a
    ball to get the Jacks 2nd run home. Torre doubled 2 runs home to chase Sadecki.
    Wright took over for Mac. Powell greeted him with a base hit to drive in two more
    runs and put JW out in front.
    
    Rettenmund homered for Mac in the 5th to tie it up. In the 8th Fregosi reached on
    an error. Brown delivered a PH single. Spiezio doubled to put Mac back on top.  In
    the bottom of the 8th Powell singled and Menke walked. Fosse sacrificed them into
    scoring position and Aparicio sent them home with a single to regain the lead for the
    home team.  Baldwin got the call in the 9th. He got the first 2 outs before walking
    Savage. Richert came on to face Gibbs and got him swinging to save the game and
    bring JW within a single game of the championship.
    
    [B]Game 5: Ray Culp @ Pat Jarvis[/B]
    
    Gibbs and Haller singled in the 4th and Blair belted one into the seats to give the
    Hard Cider yet another early lead. This one held up as Culp shut the Skipjack attack
    down in a complete game shutout.  The series heads back to New York with the
    Skipjacks up 3 games to 2. Ray Fosse is out for the remainder of the series.
    
    [B]Game 6: Sam McDowell @ Ken Holtzman[/B]
    
    The vistors send ace Sam McDowell to the mound in hopes of claiming their second
    CKL championship , while 20 game winner Ken Holtzman shoulders the responsibility
    for keeping the home team's season going.
    
    The Hard Cider yet again got on the board first. In the third Grabarkewitz singled
    and scored on Rettenmund's triple. Rettenmund came home on Robinson's sac fly
    to make it 2-0.  The Skipjacks struck back quickly in the fourth. Tolan reached
    on Spiezio's error (what proved to be one of 13 by the Cider in this series).
    Clemente singled. Yaz singled Tolan home. A pair of ground balls brought Clemente
    around to tie the game.
    
    In the 7th Powell and Menke singled and Dietz doubled to put JW up 4-2. In the
    8th Clemente and Hinton singled. Torre was HBP. Powell homered deep to RF. Dietz
    singled and Aparicio doubled. When the inning was over the boys from Baltimore
    were up 9-2 and the end was near for the New Yorkers.  McDowell went the
    distance as JW wrapped up the Diamond Classic with a 10-2 win.
    Last edited by J W; 12-17-2008, 09:48 AM.

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  • J W
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    1967: William Codfish Spatz passes

    (story to be written)
    Last edited by J W; 08-12-2009, 03:07 PM.

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  • leecemark
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    Skipjacks 1965 stats
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    Skipjacks 1964 stats
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  • leecemark
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    Skipkacks 1963 stats
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    1964: Skipjacks Capture Their First Title in Thrilling Style

    from the DiamondMind Press

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    [B]Game 1: Koufax @ Chance[/B]
    
    The HC got out to a quick 1-0 lead on an Allen HR in the top of the first, but the SJ
    answered quickly as Fregosi lead off their half of the first with a HR. Jimmie Hall put the
    Macmen back up 2-1 with a HR in the 2nd. The JW crew evened it at 2 in the third on a
    Ward single and an Oliva double. The Hard Cider went back up 3-2 as Haller belted their
    third solo HR of the game in the 4th, but the Jacks tied it yet again in the bottom of the
    inning on a Mantilla walk and base hits by Lock and Ward.
    
    Raymond took over in the 8th for the SJ and was rudely greeted by the HC. Hall singled,
    Bressoud walked, Haller doubled, Stephens (PH for Koufax) walked and Cash drove in a
    third run with a walk to make it 6-3 Mac's. Radatz came on for the Hard Cider and retired
    the first two Skipjacks before an error by Bressoud put Mantilla on. The miscue appeared
    to unsettle The Monster and was followed by a triple by Torre, a walk by Powell and a 3
    run HR by Lock to put the Skipjacks up 7-6. McMahon put the HC down 1-2-3 in the
    ninth for the save.
    
    [B]Game 2: Bunker @ Bouton[/B]
    
    The HC again scored quick. Hunt lead off with a single, stole 2nd and went to 3rd on a
    throwing error by Torre. He came home on a Cash base hit. Again the SJ answered in the
    bottom of the inning on a long ball by Allison. Allision homered again in the 4th to put the
    SJ up 2-1. That was followed by a double by Powell and singles by Ward and Lock to
    make it 3-1. The SJ padded their lead in the 5th on a HBP of Mantilla, an Oliva BB and
    an Allison base hit going up 4-1.
    
    Mac's got back in the game with a Covington HR (again solo) in the 7th. In the 8th a
    Hunt BB, Allen 2B and another big blow by Covington - a 2 RBI double - tied the game
    at 4-4. Radatz came back for the HC and again struggled. A walk to Allison, single by
    Torre, walk to Ward and single by Lock put the Skipjacks back up 6-4. McMahon tossed
    another perfect 9th for his 2nd save.
    
    [B]Game 3: Horlen @ Pizzaro[/B]
    
    After losing a pair of nailbiters the Hard Cider battered SJ pitchers Joe Horlen, Joe
    Sparma and Bob Miller for 14 runs on 20 hits, while Juan Pizzaro, Stu Miller and Bob
    Humphries shut out JW on 6 hits. Ron Hunt and Norm Cash each had 4 hits for Mac.
    
    [B]Game 4: Ford @ Bunning[/B]
    
    Jim Bunning and Whitey Ford squared off in a terrific pitchers duel. Scoreless thru 4,
    the Hard Cider scratched out a run in the 5th on a walk to Robinson and singles by
    Covington and Hall. Mac's pitching made that single run hold up with Dick Radatz
    coming through for the save.
    
    [B]Game 5: Chance @ Koufax[/B]
    
    The Skipjacks finally broke through for a run, nicking Koufax in the first on an Oliva
    double and an Allison single. They doubled their lead in the 3rd on singles by Fregosi
    (advanced on a ground out) and Allison. The Hard Cider cut the lead in half, getting to
    Chance for a run in the 4th on a Dick Allen single, Covington double and Robinson sac
    fly.
    
    The score stayed 2-1 until the 7th when an Allison triple and Mantilla sac fly made it 3-1
    in favor of the visitors. Don McMahon came on in the 9th to close it out, but had some
    trouble with his control - walking pinch hitter Lou Clinton and hitting Ron Hunt. After
    fanning Cash and getting Allen on a pop out, Covington and Robinson each singled in a
    run to send it to extra innings at 3-3.
    
    Stu Miller came on for the HC and promptly gave up a long ball to Boog Powell.
    McMahon got another chance in the bottom of the 10th and was greeted by a leadoff
    single to Ed Broussoud. Fairly came on to pinch run. Haller couldn't get the bunt down
    and popped to first. Miller did get the bunt down, moving Fairly to 2nd. A wild pitch
    moved the tying run down to 3rd, but Hunt went down swinging to give the Skipjacks the
    win.
    
    [B]Game 6: Bunker @ Bouton[/B]
    
    The Skipjacks jump to an early lead on a Don Lock HR in the 2nd. The Hard Cider tie it
    up on an Allen single and Robinson double in the top of the 4th, but the SJ retake the lead
    on singles by Powell and Torre and a Lock sac fly in the bottom of the inning.
    
    That score held up through the 7th. In the top of the 8th Bouton gave up a two out single to
    Norm Cash, and with 128 pitches thrown, Spatz decided it was time to turn in over to closer
    Don McMahon. McMahon wasn't up to the task today, giving up a single to Allen and a 2
    run double to Covington to surrender the lead. Radatz came on for the HC for the 5th
    time in 6 games and had it going today, putting the SJ aside 1-2-3 in the bottom of the
    8th. Woodeshick came on in the 9th for the SJ and allowed two insurance runs to Mac on
    a Hall single, Bressoud walk and Maris triple. Radatz was perfect again in the 9th and the
    series moves to a decisive 7th game.
    
    [B]Game 7: Pizzaro @ Horlen[/B]
    
    The JW hitters pounced on Pizzaro for 3 in the first. Fregosi, Oliva and Allison single to
    make it 1-0. Allison stole second and moved to third, with Oliva scoring, on Haller's
    throwing error. Mantilla rounded out the scoring with a base hit. The SJ put 3 more up in
    the 5th. Lock walked and Ward singled, sending Pizzaro to the showers in favor of Ellis.
    Oliva cleard the bases with a double. The SJ made it 7-0 on a double by Allison and a
    single by Mantilla in the 8th.
    
    The Hard Cider made one last rally in the 9th. Allen lead off with a single and Covington
    followed with a two base hit. After a Robinson K, Hall walked - loading the bases and
    ending Horlen's day. Roebuck came on and allowed one runner home on a Bressoud sac
    fly before ending the game and series by striking out Tom Haller.
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    1963: Yaz's Streak Ends At 46

    from the DiamondMind Press

    Yaz moved his streak to 46 games in the opener of the series vs the A's and a packed house was on hand to see him and the Skipjacks in game two. Bob Shaw was on the hill for KC and got Yaz on a fly to CF in the first. Carl was a bit late on a fastball in the 3rd and popped to LF. In the 6th he drilled a rocket into RF that caromed off the glove of RFer Joe Posada. The park exploded with boos when the E went up on the board (although it was a ball that should have been caught).

    Bob Turley was on for the A's for Yaz next appearance in the 8th. Carl drove a ball deep into right center that again clanged off the iron glove of Posada. Again it was ruled an error and the fans showed their disapproval to the official scorer. The game went into extra innings, giving Yastrzemski another try in the 10th.

    Gerry Staley was on the hill for the A's and issued a walk to Yaz to open the inning. For the third time in the ball game the crowd errupted with boos. Bob Allison brought Yaz home with a walk off HR, but the crowd seemed very dissatified with the dramatic ending. The scorer was mobbed with questions about his two error rulings, but stood firm and the streak was over.
    Last edited by J W; 09-04-2006, 09:06 AM.

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  • leecemark
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    1962 Results

    --Final 1962 reports
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