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Sorry for the spotty posts. A new project at work has me working 12 hour days. I am trying to do a little catch up.

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03/25/17 10:26 PM

Tigers find ways to win. Yankees find ways to lose.

POLO GROUNDS GAZETTE

American League

Sunday, August 23rd, 1964

 

Fenway Park, Boston – Yogi Berra went back to his traditional lineup and got a 5-1 lead thanks to homeruns from Roger Maris and Ellie Howard. Jim Bouton was tiring however and in the 7th, Eddie Bressoud lofted a fly over the Green Monster to cut the lead to 5-3. Then in the 8th, the Red Sox got two quick hits and Bouton was replaced by Phil Mikkelsen. His first pitch was a 55 foot curve that allowed one run to score. His next pitch ended up in the screen on top of the Green Monster as Dick Stuart belted his second homer of the day. His 3rd pitch also ended up in the screen as Felix Mantilla nailed one. And now the score was 7-5 in favor of Boston. Berra was breathing fire when he yanked Mikkelsen for Hal Reniff but it was too late.  The Yankees managed two runners in the 9th but the game ended on a Hector Lopez fly to center. [I cannot believe how the dice have it in for the Yankees.  I practically slammed shut the laptop when Mikkelsen served up the homeruns.]

 

Municipal Stadium, Cleveland – Along with the Yankees, another team fading into oblivion is Cleveland. Once again Luis Tiant was hit hard as the Angels scored 6 times off of him for a big 6-1 lead. Felix Torres and Albie Pearson each had 2-run doubles in the process.  Journeyman George Brunet took it from there to win his first game for Los Angeles since being acquired last week. Brunet threw a 5-hitter to win 6-2. In the second game, veteran Dick Donovan again looked over the hill as L.A. scored 3 times in the first and went on to a 5-2 win and a sweep.  It was Barry Latman doing in his former team though Latman got help from Don Lee to finish it out.  Bob Rodgers had a pair of doubles and drove in 3 runs to lead the Angels. The sweep plus New York losing allowed the Angels to climb into 5th place.

 

D.C. Stadium, Washington, D.C. – In a double header looking to next year, the Senators skunked the A’s for a sweep. In the opener, Eddie Brinkman, pitcher Bennie Daniels, and Don Blasingame hit back-to-back-to-back homeruns in the second inning off of Orlando Pena for a 6-4 lead.  Neither team scored after that as Daniels got the win. The second game was a well-pitched affair though the Senators nicked Moe Drabowsky for single runs in the 3rd and 4th. But that was all they needed as Alan Koch pitched a shutout into the 8th until Wayne Causey tagged him and Steve Ridzik finished up for a 2-1 win and the sweep. Blasingame had a good second game too with 2 hits and the game winning RBI.

 

Tiger Stadium, Detroit – And the difference this year between New York and Detroit can be seen in the late innings. Like in today’s game, New York found a way to lose while Detroit found a way to win.  In the first game of a double header, the Twins carried a 4-3 lead into the bottom of the 9th.  Then Norm Cash led off with a solo shot to tie it and end Mudcat Grant’s day.  Bob Allison homered in the 10th for another Twins lead only to have Don Demeter lead off with a pinch hit single, a Bill Freehan walk, and Cash come through again with a single. After coming from behind twice, it was no surprise that George Thomas walked in the 11th and came home on a Bill Bruton triple after Bruton failed to get a bunt down. Rookie Fred Gladding got his 9th win in relief. The second game followed a similar script. The Twins had gotten to Mickey Lolich for 3 runs in the 7th for a 3-1 lead.  Jim Kaat was pitching great until Jake Wood had a pinch hit single in the 8th and scored on a 2-out single by Al Kaline. Still trailing in the 9th, Thomas walked and was bunted to second by Freehan. A Dick McAuliffe single put runners at the corners and Jim Perry was called in. He got pinch hitter Bill Bruton on a grounder with the infield in but then Perry lost Don Wert on balls to load the bases for Jerry Lumpe. All Perry needed to do was get one last out for the win. But Lumpe drilled a single, McAuliffe easily beat the throw home and the Tigers had pulled out another 9th inning win.  Three times the Tigers were down to their last inning and each time they came through to sweep a double header that they could have easily lost.

 

Comiskey Park, Chicago – The Orioles and White Sox traded shutouts today. In the opener, Robin Roberts gave up a run in the first and the White Sox never scored again for the rest of the day. But that one run was good enough for a split when Juan Pizarro tossed a beauty of a 2-hitter to win 1-0. In the second game, Chicago’s futility continued as rookie Frank Bertaina shut them out on 5 hits. Baltimore lashed out 13 hits, mostly against rookie Fred Talbot, to win 6-0 and gain a split. Jackie Brandt had a good game driving in 3 runs on 3 singles with Russ Snyder scoring each time.

 

BALTIMORE AT CHICAGO (A)

Orioles......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0  2  0

White Sox....... 1 0 0  0 0 0  0 0    -  1  7  0

Win:Pizarro(12-5) Loss:Roberts(7-14)

 

BALTIMORE AT CHICAGO (A)

Orioles......... 0 0 3  0 1 0  0 0 2  -  6 13  1

White Sox....... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0  5  1

Win:Bertaina(2-0) Loss:Talbot(2-4)

 

KANSAS CITY AT WASHINGTON

A's............. 3 1 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  4  4  0

Senators........ 2 4 0  0 0 0  0 0    -  6 13  1

Win:Daniels(5-10) Loss:Pena(10-13) Save:Ridzik(3rd)

Homeruns- D.Blasingame(1st), C.Hinton(22nd), E.Brinkman(5th), B.Daniels(2nd)

 

KANSAS CITY AT WASHINGTON

A's............. 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 1 0  -  1  6  0

Senators........ 0 0 1  1 0 0  0 0    -  2  7  0

Win:Koch(3-8) Loss:Drabowsky(6-7) Save:Duckworth(1st)

Homeruns- W.Causey(6th)

 

LOS ANGELES (A) AT CLEVELAND

Angels.......... 2 0 1  0 0 3  0 0 0  -  6 12  0

Indians......... 0 0 0  1 0 0  0 1 0  -  2  5  2

Win:Brunet(1-1) Loss:Tiant(5-3)

Homeruns- B.Chance(11th)

 

LOS ANGELES (A) AT CLEVELAND

Angels.......... 3 0 0  0 1 0  0 1 0  -  5 13  0

Indians......... 1 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 1  -  2  9  0

Win:Latman(4-5) Loss:Donovan(8-8) Save:Lee(3rd)

Homeruns- V.Power(3rd)

 

MINNESOTA AT DETROIT

Twins........... 0 0 0  3 0 0  1 0 0  1 0 -  5  9  1

Tigers.......... 2 0 1  0 0 0  0 0 1  1 1 -  6 12  0

Win:Gladding(9-2) Loss:Klippstein(3-1)

Homeruns- B.Allison(25th), N.Cash(26th)

 

MINNESOTA AT DETROIT

Twins........... 0 0 0  0 0 0  3 0 0  -  3  4  1

Tigers.......... 0 0 0  0 0 1  0 1 2  -  4  9  1

Win:Sherry(3-4) Loss:Kaat(14-13)

 

NEW YORK (A) AT BOSTON

Yankees......... 0 2 0  0 0 1  2 0 0  -  5 11  0

Red Sox......... 0 0 0  1 0 0  2 4    -  7  8  2

Win:Ritchie(2-2) Loss:Mikkelsen(6-6)

Homeruns- R.Maris(15th), E.Howard(11th), D.Stuart-2(31st), F.Mantilla(23rd), E.Bressoud(17th)

 

American League Standings

Team          W  L  Pct.    GB  L10  Stk

Detroit       79  49  0.617     -  7-3  2W

Baltimore     70  55  0.560   7.5 5-5  1W

Minnesota     68  56  0.548   9.0 8-2  2L

Chicago       70  57  0.548   9.0 6-4  1L

Los Angeles   66  63  0.512   13.5 6-4  4W

New York      62  61  0.504   14.5 3-7  3L

Cleveland     63  63  0.500   15.0 2-8  4L

Kansas City   55  70  0.440   22.5 4-6  2L

Boston        51  75  0.405   27.0 5-5  3W

Washington    47  81  0.367   32.0 5-5  2W

 

INJURY REPORT

Jose Tartabull, Kansas City – returns August 26th.

Bill Bryan, Kansas City – returns August 27th.

Bob Tillman, Boston – returns August 27th. (Called up Mike Ryan).

Chico Salmon, Cleveland – returns August 29th.

Jim Landis, Chicago – returns August 30th. (Ken Berry called up).

 

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03/25/17 10:29 PM

Phillies get back to 1/2 game back.

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National League

Sunday, August 23rd, 1964

 

Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia – In the rubber game of this 5-game match, it was no contest as Johnny Callison homered in the first and had 3 hits and 3 RBI’s while Richie Allen also homered and the Phillies ripped the Pirates for 11 runs. Art Mahaffey pitched possibly his finest game of the year. Starting on just 3 days’ rest, Mahaffey held Pittsburgh to just 6 hits and 1 run for an 11-1 win that moved the Phillies back to within ½ game of first.

 

Shea Stadium, New York – In the only double header of the day, Larry Elliot hit a first-inning grand slam as the Mets drove Chicago’s Larry Jackson from the game in the 2nd inning for his worst start of the year. By the end of the second the score was 10-1 in favor of the Mets. By the 5th it was 16-1. The final was 19-1 in the Mets’ biggest win of the season. Elliot had 5 RBI’s to lead the Mets while Jack Fisher went the distance. But the second game saw red hot Ron Santo get his 19th, 20th, and 21st RBI’s in the last 10 days as he homered and doubled while Ernie Banks added 3 hits. That led to 7 runs which were plenty for Lew Burdette as the Cubs gained a split with a 7-3 victory.

 

Colts Stadium, Houston – Once again the Colts shocked the NL leading Braves as they ran out to a 7-3 lead with a 5-run 6th inning that drove out starter Denny Lemaster. Though Lee Maye, Felipe Alou, and Hank Aaron all homered, the Colts hung on for a narrow 7-6 win for Hal Brown with lots of help from Claude Raymond and Hal Woodschick. Walt Bond homered for a pair and Mike White (Jo Jo White’s son [remember him from the 1934 Tigers?]) added a pair of hits and 2 RBI’s to lead the Colts.

 

Candlestick Park, San Francisco – Gaylord Perry was pitching well for the Giants and with homers from Tom Haller and Orlando Cepeda had driven out Bob Gibson for a 5-2 lead over the Cardinals. But Perry was tired and left after 8 full innings. Al Dark brought in Billy Pierce and that almost proved a disaster. After 2 quick outs, consecutive hits by Lou Brock, Curt Flood, and Bill White led to a run and runners at 2nd and 3rd. Juan Marichal was rushed to the scene but Ken Boyer singled and the game was tied. But in the bottom of the 11th it was San Francisco’s turn for a 2-out rally. Chuck Hiller laced a pinch hit single. Cepeda followed with a single and Jim Davenport doubled for the 6-5 win. Bob Shaw got the win with 2 innings of relief while Bob Humphreys took the loss that dropped the Cardinals below .500.   

 

Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles – Rookie Pete Richert fought control problems as the Reds ran out to a 6-1 lead over the Dodgers before Richert was replaced. The Dodgers fought back against Jim O’Toole as Jim Gilliam’2 2-run homer in the 9th got the score to 6-4 but O’Toole stayed on and prevailed 6-4.

 

CHICAGO AT NEW YORK

Cubs............ 1 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  1  8  1

Mets............ 5 5 0  0 6 0  3 0    - 19 16  1

Win:Fisher(7-18) Loss:Jackson(20-6)

Homeruns- L.Elliot(6th)

 

CHICAGO AT NEW YORK

Cubs............ 0 3 1  0 2 0  0 1 0  -  7 11  0

Mets............ 0 1 0  0 0 2  0 0 0  -  3  5  1

Win:Burdette(5-11) Loss:Ribant(0-2)

Homeruns- R.Santo(19th), H.Taylor(3rd)

 

CINCINNATI AT LOS ANGELES

Reds............ 1 0 3  0 2 0  0 0 0  -  6  9  1

Dodgers......... 1 0 0  0 0 0  0 1 2  -  4  8  4

Win:O'Toole(10-10) Loss:Richert(1-1)

Homeruns- J.Gilliam(1st)

 

MILWAUKEE AT HOUSTON

Braves.......... 1 0 0  0 1 1  0 3 0  -  6 11  3

Colt 45's....... 0 0 0  2 0 5  0 0    -  7  8  1

Win:Brown(7-7) Loss:Lemaster(11-9) Save:Woodeshick(4th)

Homeruns- L.Maye(11th), H.Aaron(26th), F.Alou(12th), W.Bond(10th)

 

PITTSBURGH AT PHILADELPHIA

Pirates......... 0 0 0  0 1 0  0 0 0  -  1  6  1

Phillies........ 3 1 1  0 2 1  0 3    - 11 17  0

Win:Mahaffey(10-9) Loss:Schwall(5-3)

Homeruns- R.Allen(24th), J.Callison(23rd)

 

ST. LOUIS AT SAN FRANCISCO

Cardinals....... 1 0 0  0 0 0  0 1 3  0 0 -  5 16  2

Giants.......... 1 0 2  0 2 0  0 0 0  0 1 -  6 14  1

Win:Shaw(2-4) Loss:Humphreys(2-2)

Homeruns- O.Cepeda(33rd), T.Haller(17th)

 

National League Standings

Team           W   L   Pct     GB  L10  Stk

Milwaukee     69  53  0.566    -  4-6  1L

Philadelphia  69  54  0.561   0.5 6-4  1W

Pittsburgh    67  57  0.540   3.0 4-6  1L

San Francisco 67  57  0.540   3.0 6-4  4W

Cincinnati    66  58  0.532   4.0 7-3  1W

Los Angeles   63  59  0.516   6.0 6-4  1L

St. Louis     61  62  0.496   8.5 4-6  4L

Chicago       60  64  0.484  10.0 7-3  1W

Houston       54  71  0.432  17.5 3-7  1W

New York      42  83  0.336  28.5 4-6  1L

 

INJURY REPORT

Gene Freese, Pittsburgh – returns August 25th.

Jesse Gonder, New York – returns August 25th.

Jim Duffalo, San Francisco – returns August 25th.

Roberto Clemente, Pittsburgh – returns August 26th.

Pete Rose, Cincinnati – returns August 26th.

Don Cardwell, Pittsburgh – returns September 1.

Bob Bailey, Pittsburgh – returns September 5th. (Dave Wissman called up)

 

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03/25/17 10:35 PM

Slow day in the AL but Twins win.

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American League

Monday, August 24th, 1964

 

Comiskey Park, Chicago – Minnesota lives by the homerun and that was evident today as they came to Chicago in a battle for 3rd place. Ron Hansen hit a 2-run homerun off of Dick Stigman in the 2nd inning for a 2-0 Chicago lead. Facing Joe Horlen, Minnesota got a solo shot from Harmon Killebrew in the 4th to cut the lead in half and then tied it in the 6th on a solo shot from hot Jimmie Hall. Stigman left after 7 innings as Johnny Klippstein took over through the 9th.  Horlen pitched into the 10th before Hoyt Wilhelm replaced him. Al Worthington came on in the 10th for the Twins as the game stayed tied at 2-2. In the 11th though, Minnesota got its third solo homerun of the game and this proved to be the game winner as rookie of the year candidate Tony Oliva lofted his 23rd homerun. Worthington got into trouble in the bottom of the 11th as the White Sox loaded the bases and it looked like Minnesota might blow its third straight game but Gerry Arrigo got the last out and hung on for the 3-2 win.

 

No other games were scheduled today.

 

MINNESOTA AT CHICAGO (A)

Twins........... 0 0 0  1 0 1  0 0 0  0 1 -  3  8  2

White Sox....... 0 2 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 -  2  8  0

Win:Worthington(3-0) Loss:Wilhelm(3-8) Save:Arrigo(1st)

Homeruns- T.Oliva(23rd), H.Killebrew(45th), J.Hall(18th), R.Hansen(14th)

 

American League Standings

Team           W   L  Pct.    GB  L10  Stk

Detroit       79  49  0.617    -  7-3  2W

Baltimore     70  55  0.560   7.5 5-5  1W

Minnesota     69  56  0.552   8.5 8-2  1W

Chicago       70  58  0.543   9.5 5-5  2L

Los Angeles   66  63  0.512  13.5 6-4  4W

New York      62  61  0.504  14.5 3-7  3L

Cleveland     63  63  0.500  15.0 2-8  4L

Kansas City   55  70  0.440  22.5 4-6  2L

Boston        51  75  0.405  27.0 5-5  3W

Washington    47  81  0.367  32.0 5-5  2W

 

INJURY REPORT

Jose Tartabull, Kansas City – returns August 26th.

Bill Bryan, Kansas City – returns August 27th.

Bob Tillman, Boston – returns August 27th. (Called up Mike Ryan).

Chico Salmon, Cleveland – returns August 29th.

Jim Landis, Chicago – returns August 30th. (Ken Berry called up).

 

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03/25/17 10:41 PM

And for all you Philly Phans out there - look who is in first place!

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National League

Monday, August 24th, 1964

 

County Stadium, Milwaukee – In the first game of a big showdown between Milwaukee and Philadelphia, it was ex-teammates Jim Bunning and Frank Lary facing each other. But Lary is only a shell of the pitcher that he used to be and only started for the Braves because Hank Fischer was under the weather and no one else was available.  Lary gave it a good try. But Gene Mauch played a hunch and let Johnny Herrnstein start in place of Frank Thomas and did that ever pay off.  Herrnstein had 3 hits including a homerun and scored twice to spark the Philadelphia offense.  Richie Allen added a 3-run homerun and the Phillies notched 5 runs against Lary. But all was not Lary’s fault as 4 of those runs were unearned as an error kept the third inning alive when Philly scored 4 of their runs.  But it did not much matter since Bunning had the Braves in control.  He whitewashed them on 5 hits to win his 15th. And for the first time this season the Phillies are sitting in first place.

 

Busch Stadium, St. Louis – Gordon Richardson seems to be the best pitcher in St. Louis right now. Today he skunked the crippled Pirates, allowing just 6 hits in a complete game shutout. The Cards cracked out 10 hits but only managed 2 runs, one coming on a Bill White solo shot off of Vern Law.  The final was just 2-0 but it was a nice win for Richardson and got St. Louis back to the .500 mark.

 

Colts Stadium, Houston – It was a beauty of a pitching duel between the Colts’ Ken Johnson and the Cubs’ Ernie Broglio. The Colts scored in the 3rd for an early 1-0 lead but the Cubs scored in the 7th to tie it at 1-1. Both starters left with the score still tied. The Cubs looked like a winner when they scored in the 10th on Leo Burke’s pinch hit double and Billy Cowan’s single. But with runners on the corners and two outs, the Colts survived when they ran out of pinch hitters and Bob Bruce volunteered to take a whack. He singled to tie it again and keep the game alive. The Colts then won in the 11th as they took advantage of an ineffective Don Elston, slapping out 3 hits and a walk to win 3-2. Veteran Don Larsen picked up the win in relief.

 

Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles – Sandy Koufax got his first start in a couple weeks as he took some time off to rest his elbow.  He was a bit rusty but still struck out 10 Giants including Willie Mays in the top of the 9th with the tying run on base. The Giants nicked him for 3 runs, though a couple were tainted by some pretty poor fielding. But his Dodgers managed 4 runs against Jack Sanford helped mostly by 3 San Francisco errors that allowed 3 unearned runs to score. The big blow was a seeing-eye single off the bat of Dick Tracewski that found its way through a drawn-in infield, scoring 2 runs in the 6th and breaking a 2-2 tie.  Koufax seemed to get his second wind and took care of the rest of the game.

 

CHICAGO AT HOUSTON

Cubs............ 0 0 0  0 0 0  1 0 0  1 0 -  2  9  1

Colt 45's....... 0 0 1  0 0 0  0 0 0  1 1 -  3 14  3

Win:Larsen(5-5) Loss:Elston(0-3)

 

PHILADELPHIA AT MILWAUKEE

Phillies........ 0 0 4  0 1 0  0 0 0  -  5  6  0

Braves.......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0  5  1

Win:Bunning(15-9) Loss:Lary(4-4)

Homeruns- J.Herrnstein(8th), R.Allen(25th)

 

PITTSBURGH AT ST. LOUIS

Pirates......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0  6  0

Cardinals....... 0 0 1  1 0 0  0 0    -  2 10  0

Win:Richardson(3-1) Loss:Law(8-5)

Homeruns- B.White(16th)

 

SAN FRANCISCO AT LOS ANGELES

Giants.......... 0 0 1  0 1 0  1 0 0  -  3  9  3

Dodgers......... 2 0 0  0 0 2  0 0    -  4  8  0

Win:Koufax(12-11) Loss:Sanford(4-7)

Homeruns- H.Kuenn(4th)

 

National League Standings

Team           W   L  Pct     GB  L10  Stk

Philadelphia  70  54  0.565    -  6-4  2W

Milwaukee     69  54  0.561   0.5 4-6  2L

Pittsburgh    67  58  0.536   3.5 4-6  2L

San Francisco 67  58  0.536   3.5 5-5  1L

Cincinnati    66  58  0.532   4.0 7-3  1W

Los Angeles   64  59  0.520   5.5 6-4  1W

St. Louis     62  62  0.500   8.0 5-5  1W

Chicago       60  65  0.480  10.5 6-4  1L

Houston       55  71  0.437  16.0 4-6  2W

New York      42  83  0.336  28.5 4-6  1L

 

INJURY REPORT

Roberto Clemente, Pittsburgh – returns August 26th.

Gene Alley, Pittsburgh – returns August 26th.

Pete Rose, Cincinnati – returns August 26th.

Don Cardwell, Pittsburgh – returns September 1.

Bob Bailey, Pittsburgh – returns September 5th. (Dave Wissman called up)

 

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gwloar wrote:


And for all you Philly Phans out there - look who is in first place!

  


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I like the way you say "all"... as if.

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Tweek - I think J.Q. is pulling for the Phils too.

Yeah, but he's a BoSox man through and through. 

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For the record, I'm a Beatles man.  Go-Go Phillies!

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03/27/17 01:35 AM

This is amazing. The Phillies take first place! This series against the Braves will be fun to watch unfold.

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I've been a Callison man since his All Star Game winning homer, and fully in Philliy's corner..

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Hi Guys,
I once got a baseball signed by Johnny Callison at a card show with my son, we still have the ball. He was a very nice person took the time to talk with everyone.
J.Q.

J.Q. GO 2017 RED SOX !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I'm beginning to believe in this 64 Tigers team. I hope that's not the kiss of death........And the Phillies shouldn't have to worry about the Cardinals passing them, it looks like their toast.

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Red Sox playing the spoiler role

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American League

Tuesday, August 25th, 1964

 

Fenway Park, Boston – Many faulted the Red Sox for the recent Yankee demise but now the Red Sox turned around and crushed the leading Tigers, too. Eddie Bressoud had 3 hits including 2 homeruns while driving in 6 to lead the Red Sox to 9 runs against Denny McLain, Ed Rakow, and Larry Sherry. Dave Morehead got the start for Boston and pitched 6 innings but left from a tight 6-4 game after Dick McAuliffe belted a homerun in a 4-run Tiger outburst.  But then Bressoud hit his second homer while Dick Radatz poured it on in relief and the Red Sox ended up winning 9-4.

 

Memorial Stadium, Baltimore – The Orioles took advantage of Detroit’s loss to pick up a game as they pounded out 15 hits against Sam McDowell and company to roll over the Indians 14-6. Brooks Robinson homered and scored 3 times but it was a real team effort in Baltimore. Wally Bunker got the easy win, pitching 6 innings before leaving with a huge lead. Dave Vineyard pitched the final 3 innings for a cheap save.

 

Yankee Stadium, New York – The boo birds were really giving it to Yogi Berra as his pathetic offense that could only send one man to the plate above the minimum and made Washington’s Frank Kreutzer look like the second coming of Walter Johnson. Kreutzer held New York to 2 hits, walked no one, and got a double play ball so that he only faced 28 men in tossing a shutout. And once again rookie Mel Stottlemyre pitched great and got a loss for his troubles. Don Zimmer snuck a ball over the left field wall that many fans thought Tom Tresh should have snagged. Mike Brumley got an RBI single and that was it for Washington but with Kreutzer fooling everyone, it was plenty for a 2-0 Senator win. And the Yankees drop to the .500 mark.

 

Comiskey Park, Chicago – Chicago scored a pair against Minnesota in the first inning and Moose Skowron homered in the 6th for a 4-1 lead. Gary Peters ran with that for an 8-1 Chicago win to get back into a tie for 3rd place. Floyd Robinson had 4 hits for Chicago while Pete Ward singled, doubled, and homered while driving in 3 runs as Camilo Pascual was fooling no one today.

 

Municipal Stadium, Kansas City – The Angels had built a careful 5-4 lead for Dean Chance who left after not being very effective.  But Bob Lee could not hold that lead as Ed Charles hit Kansas City’s 3rd triple of the game to tie it in the 8th and then scored the go ahead run on a sacrifice fly. Wes Stock did a fine job in relief to hold that lead as he picked up the 6-5 win. Bert Campaneris had the other two triples in another nice game for the rookie.

 

CLEVELAND AT BALTIMORE

Indians......... 0 1 0  3 0 0  0 0 2  -  6 10  1

Orioles......... 3 0 0  1 4 2  4 0    - 14 15  0

Win:Bunker(14-9) Loss:McDowell(11-7) Save:Vineyard(1st)

Homeruns- L.Wagner(24th), S.Bowens(19th), B.Robinson(23rd)

 

DETROIT AT BOSTON

Tigers.......... 0 0 0  0 0 4  0 0 1  -  5  6  0

Red Sox......... 0 2 0  2 2 0  3 0    -  9 11  0

Win:Morehead(8-7) Loss:McLain(4-7) Save:Radatz(16th)

Homeruns- D.McAuliffe(29th), E.Bressoud-2(19th)

 

LOS ANGELES (A) AT KANSAS CITY

Angels.......... 0 2 1  0 0 2  0 0 0  -  5 13  0

A's............. 1 0 1  2 0 0  0 2    -  6 11  2

Win:Stock(7-4) Loss:Lee(3-6)

 

MINNESOTA AT CHICAGO (A)

Twins........... 0 0 0  0 0 1  0 0 0  -  1  4  1

White Sox....... 2 0 0  0 0 2  3 1    -  8 12  0

Win:Peters(14-10) Loss:Pascual(16-8)

Homeruns- P.Ward(16th), B.Skowron(14th)

 

WASHINGTON AT NEW YORK (A)

Senators........ 0 0 0  0 1 1  0 0 0  -  2  7  0

Yankees......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0  2  1

Win:Kreutzer(4-5) Loss:Stottlemyre(1-2)

Homeruns- D.Zimmer(9th)

 

 

American League Standings

Team           W   L  Pct.    GB  L10  Stk

Detroit       79  50  0.612    -  6-4  1L

Baltimore     71  55  0.563   6.5 6-4  2W

Minnesota     69  57  0.548   8.5 7-3  1L

Chicago       71  58  0.547   8.5 6-4  1W

Los Angeles   66  64  0.547  13.5 5-5  1L

New York      62  62  0.500  14.5 2-8  4L

Cleveland     63  64  0.496  15.0 2-8  5L

Kansas City   56  70  0.444  21.5 4-6  1W

Boston        52  75  0.409  26.0 6-4  4W

Washington    48  81  0.372  31.0 5-5  3W

 

INJURY REPORT

Bill Bryan, Kansas City – returns August 27th.

Chuck Hinton, Washington – returns August 27th.

Bob Tillman, Boston – returns August 27th. (Called up Mike Ryan).

Jim King, Washington – returns August 28th.

Chico Salmon, Cleveland – returns August 29th.

Jim Landis, Chicago – returns August 30th. (Ken Berry called up).

 

TRANSACTIONS.

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Phillies blow big lead in 9th. Braves back in first.

POLO GROUNDS GAZETTE

National League

Tuesday, August 25th, 1964

 

County Stadium, Milwaukee – For the second time in a week the Philadelphia bullpen could not hold a substantial lead in the 9th. Chris short had built up a 5-2 lead against Milwaukee in a fight for first place. Rookie Alex Johnson had knocked out 3 hits and scored each time to pace the Phillies. So the score was 5-2 heading into the bottom of the 9th.  Short got a quick first out but Rico Carty singled for the 3rd time today. Then weak-hitting Mike De la Hoz caught a hanging curve and put it into the seats for his 2nd homerun of the game.  Now with a 1-run game, the call quickly went to Bobby Shantz. But he was met by a Frank Bolling single. Ty Cline then pinch hit and ripped a single sending Bolling to third. Shantz’ next pitch we a bit low and got by Clay Dalrymple for a passed ball and the game was tied.  Gene Mauch had seen enough of Shantz so Ed Roebuck replaced him and got the remaining two outs to send the game into extra innings. Bob Tiefenauer was now pitching for the Braves (replacing Chichi Olivo who had replaced Warren Spahn) and stymied the Phils with his knuckler. Jack Baldschun replaced Roebuck after a pinch hitter and the struggling reliever did nothing to improve his sinking reputation. He threw one pitch and the game was over. Frank Bolling came through again with a homerun and the Braves had reclaimed first place with a 6-5 victory.

 

Busch Stadium, St. Louis – Even with their crippled lineup, the Pirates were able to get to Curt Simmons who seems to be fading lately after a great start to the season. It was little Dick Schofield who surprised Simmons with a 3-run blast in the 3rd inning.  Bob Friend started for Pittsburgh and pitched an excellent game as he limited the Cardinals to a late, 8th inning run. But by then, Donn Clendenon had homered and the score stood at 4-1 with Friend going the distance for the win that keeps Pittsburgh tied with San Francisco for 3rd place.

 

Colts Stadium, Houston – Dick Ellsworth has really turned around his season after a horrific start and continued that turnaround today. He limited the Colts to just 5 hits and 1 run in a nice complete game effort that puts him just 1 game below even. He needed to be sharp too since Dick Farrell opposed him and limited the Cubs to only 2 runs in the first inning. Of course, hot Ron Santo drove in one of those runs with Len Gabrielson driving in the other.  Those 2 runs were enough for a nice 2-1 win that has the Cubs looking to catch the sinking Cardinals.

 

Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles – Though Los Angeles has not given up hope of defending their World Series title, it is starting to look like they can only win when Don Drysdale or Sandy Koufax are pitching. Otherwise, they have trouble. Today, Phil Ortega started and though he did not pitch badly, he still trailed 2-0 heading into the 9th. Bob Miller replaced him and brought his gasoline can to throw on the fire as the Giants added 4 runs in the 9th to win 6-0. Bob Hendley started for S.F. and tossed his best game of the year in the whitewashing. The Giants got solid hitting up and down the lineup in the win that keeps them tied with Pittsburgh for 3rd place – just 3 games out of first.

 

CHICAGO AT HOUSTON

Cubs............ 2 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  2 10  1

Colt 45's....... 0 0 0  0 0 0  1 0 0  -  1  5  0

Win:Ellsworth(10-11) Loss:Farrell(9-9)

 

NEW YORK AT CINCINNATI

Mets............ 0 1 0  0 0 0  3 1 0  -  5  9  0

Reds............ 0 7 1  2 0 0  0 0    - 10 14  1

Win:Maloney(10-9) Loss:Kroll(1-1)

Homeruns- L.Elliot(7th)

 

PHILADELPHIA AT MILWAUKEE

Phillies........ 0 0 0  1 0 3  1 0 0  0 0 -  5 15  0

Braves.......... 1 0 0  1 0 0  0 0 3  0 1 -  6 13  2

Win:Tiefenauer(4-7) Loss:Baldschun(1-6)

Homeruns- M.De La Hoz-2(3rd), F.Bolling(4th)

 

PITTSBURGH AT ST. LOUIS

Pirates......... 0 0 3  0 0 0  0 0 1  -  4  8  2

Cardinals....... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 1 0  -  1  7  1

Win:Friend(12-11) Loss:Simmons(14-6)

Homeruns- D.Schofield(3rd), D.Clendenon(6th)

 

SAN FRANCISCO AT LOS ANGELES

Giants.......... 0 1 1  0 0 0  0 0 4  -  6 11  2

Dodgers......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0  6  0

Win:Hendley(7-10) Loss:Ortega(4-12)

 

National League Standings

Team           W   L  Pct     GB  L10  Stk

Milwaukee     70  54  0.565    -  5-5  1W

Philadelphia  70  55  0.560   0.5 5-5  1L

Pittsburgh    68  58  0.540   3.0 4-6  1W

San Francisco 68  58  0.540   3.0 5-5  1W

Cincinnati    67  58  0.536   3.5 7-3  2W

Los Angeles   64  50  0.516   6.0 6-4  1L

St. Louis     62  63  0.496   8.5 4-6  1L

Chicago       61  65  0.484  10.0 6-4  1W

Houston       55  72  0.433  16.5 4-6  1L

New York      42  84  0.333  29.0 3-7  2L

 

INJURY REPORT

John Bateman, Houston – returns August 27th.

Jesse Gonder, New York – returns August 28th.

Don Cardwell, Pittsburgh – returns September 1.

Bob Bailey, Pittsburgh – returns September 5th. (Dave Wissman called up)

 

TRANSACTIONS. The Chicago Cubs have called up pitcher John Flavin.

 

The Houston Colt 45’s have called up outfielder Ivan Murrell and sent down catcher John Hoffman.

 

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04/06/17 12:46 PM

Hi Gray,
What a seesaw battle in the NL. It looks as if this thing could go down too the last day of the season if things keep rolling along like they have been.
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J.Q. GO 2017 RED SOX !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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04/06/17 06:43 PM

JQ - when we get to September 1st I will give a summary of the pennant races in each league, prpjections, Sept. callus, etc. Hopefully my schedule has eased up for a week or so and I can start mostly regularly again.

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04/07/17 12:26 PM

Yes, life loves to interfere with fantasy, doesn't it?

"You're either on the bus or off the bus," Ken Kesey

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Hi Gary,
Thanks for the update. Ya work has a way of screwing SOM baseball up that's for sure. However since I have retired I'm not worrying about work interrupting. However with that said I will be putting the 2017 SCT on hold for 13 days starting on the 28th of April. We have a cruise to Alaska that we are very excited about. I haven't been there since December of 1972 when I was stationed at Fort Yukon Air Station in Alaska. Unfortunately we aren't going to Fort Yukon but I'm still excited to be going back. Good luck the rest of the way Gary as always your replays rock.
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04/11/17 02:27 PM

Way to keep us in suspense Gary!

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