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Way to keep us in suspense Gary!

Sorry NW.  Had a hiatus there with work and Easter.  Should be back posting.
  

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04/17/17 11:21 AM

Tigers keep rolling while Yankees are in danger of being passed by the Indians!

POLO GROUNDS GAZETTE

American League

Wednesday, August 26th, 1964

 

Fenway Park, Boston – Joe Sparma has been pitching well for Detroit and the rookie did another fine job of scattering 6 hits while only allowing 1 run facing Boston. But it almost was not enough as Jack Lamabe was pitching equally as well until he ran into trouble in the 7th. With the score tied at 1-1, Bill Freehan, Norm Cash, and Dick McAuliffe all singled. Pete Charton replaced Lamabe but Don Wert brought home a run on a fielder’s choice and Bill Bruton and Jerry Lumpe followed with singles. That made the score 4-1 and Sparma cruised in from there for the win.

 

Memorial Stadium, Baltimore – Baltimore continued to punish the Indians and today it was all Boog Powell.  This MVP candidate only homered in his first at bat, and his second, and his third. He was walked in his final at bat but ended the game with 4 RBI’s. Milt Pappas had no trouble with the sputtering Cleveland offense as he went the distance for his 19th win and a 5-1 victory to keep pace with Detroit.

 

Yankee Stadium, New York – How pathetic can the Yankees get?  After losing 3 straight to 8th place Boston, now they have been held to 1 run over 22 innings by the last place Senators. Claude Osteen pitched out of a bases loaded jam early while allowing just one run. He did not allow another through 9 innings.  Al Downing pitched one of his best games this year as he struck out a dozen while only walking one but Washington managed one run and so took the game into extra innings. Ron Kline and Bill Stafford took over and both pitched well so that Hal Reniff replaced Stafford in the 13th. Reniff got two quick outs but walked John Kennedy. Don Lock then hit one into the gap. Kennedy raced around third and beat the throw from Roger Maris for a 2-1 lead. Dave Stenhouse replaced Kline and silenced the Yankee bats for the win as the Yankees now drop below .500 for the first time this late in the season since before Babe Ruth was a Yankee.

 

Comiskey Park, Chicago – Jim Roland started for Minnesota but Chicago pummeled him with a 7-run third inning and effectively the game was over. Johnny Buzhardt pitched well as he went the distance while holding the Twins to just a 1st inning solo shot from Tony Oliva. Ron Hansen homered in the big inning while rookie Ken Berry hit his first major league homerun while pinch hitting in the 5th as the White Sox rolled to a 9-1 win and moved into third all by themselves.

 

Municipal Stadium, Kansas City – Diego Segui withstood back-to-back homeruns from Willie Smith and Joe Adcock and went on to an easy 9-2 win over the Angels. His A’s pounded out 13 hits to knock out Angel starter Ken McBride as Jim Gentile had 3 hits to lead the A’s.

 

CLEVELAND AT BALTIMORE

Indians......... 0 0 0  0 0 1  0 0 0  -  1  6  0

Orioles......... 0 1 0  1 0 3  0 0    -  5  8  0

Win:Pappas(19-6) Loss:Stange(9-4)

Homeruns- B.Powell-3(39th)

 

DETROIT AT BOSTON

Tigers.......... 0 0 0  0 1 0  3 0 0  -  4 11  0

Red Sox......... 0 0 0  1 0 0  0 0 0  -  1  6  1

Win:Sparma(5-3) Loss:Lamabe(4-13)

 

LOS ANGELES (A) AT KANSAS CITY

Angels.......... 2 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  2 10  3

A's............. 1 4 0  0 0 0  4 0    -  9 13  0

Win:Segui(6-14) Loss:McBride(8-7)

Homeruns- W.Smith(12th), J.Adcock(31st)

 

MINNESOTA AT CHICAGO (A)

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

White Sox....... 0 1 6  0 2 0  0 0    -  9 12  0

Win:Buzhardt(9-5) Loss:Roland(6-6)

Homeruns- T.Oliva(24th), R.Hansen(15th), K.Berry(1st)

 

WASHINGTON AT NEW YORK (A)

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

Yankees......... 0 0 0  1 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  0 -  1 10  0

Win:Kline(7-6) Loss:Reniff(1-2) Save:Duckworth(2nd)

 

TEAM     WON LOST   BATTING AVERAGE     HOME RUNS           RUNS BATTED IN

1964 DEA  80  50    M.Mantle  NYA .355  H.Killebr MNA   45  D.McAulif DEA  101

1964 BAA  72  55    B.Allison MNA .329  B.Powell  BAA   39  H.Killebr MNA  100

1964 CHA  71  58    B.Powell  BAA .323  D.Stuart  BOA   31  L.Wagner  CLA   96

1964 MNA  69  58    F.Robinso CHA .320  J.Adcock  LAA   31  D.Stuart  BOA   95

1964 LAA  66  65    T.Oliva   MNA .313  D.McAulif DEA   29  B.Powell  BAA   92

1964 NYA  62  63

1964 CLA  63  65    WINS                SAVES               ERA

1964 KCA  57  70    M.Pappas  BAA   19  D.Radatz  BOA   16  D.Chance  LAA 1.66

1964 BOA  52  76    M.Lolich  DEA   17  H.Wilhelm CHA   14  J.Pizarro CHA 2.06

1964 WAA  49  81    D.Wickers DEA   17  D.McMahon CLA   14  D.Wickers DEA 2.46

                    C.Pascual MNA   16  D.Hall    BAA   11  F.Newman  LAA 2.51

                    OTHERS TIED W   14  D.Osinski LAA   11  J.Horlen  CHA 2.62

 

                    CUR HIT STREAK      STOLEN BASES        STRIKEOUTS

                    A.Kaline  DEA    9  L.Aparici BAA   38  C.Pascual MNA  184

                    J.Piersal LAA    8  B.Bruton  DEA   23  A.Downing NYA  181

                    L.Aparici BAA    7  T.McCraw  CHA   19  J.Kaat    MNA  164

                    OTHERS TIED W    6  D.Howser  CLA   19  M.Pappas  BAA  161

                                        D.Buford  CHA   17  O.Pena    KCA  159

 

WHO'S HOT - BEST IN LAST 10 DAYS

BATTER         TM  AVG AB  H RB BB HR  PITCHER        TM IP  H ER BB Ks HR WLS

J.Adcock      LAA .333 18  6  3  7  2  B.Stafford    NYA  5  0  0  2  6  0 000

J.Gentile     KCA .368 19  7  4  8  1  D.Hall        BAA  6  2  0  0  4  0 102

S.Bowens      BAA .324 34 11  8  4  4  J.Pizarro     CHA 18  8  1  0 11  0 200

E.Bressoud    BOA .281 32  9  9  4  3  J.Buzhardt    CHA 23 16  4  2 23  2 200

R.Hansen      CHA .414 29 12  6  4  2  J.Sparma      DEA 18 11  3  4 18  0 200

 

WHO'S NOT - WORST IN LAST 10 DAYS

BATTER         TM  AVG AB  H RB BB HR  PITCHER        TM IP  H ER BB Ks HR WLS

Z.Versalles   MNA .135 37  5  2  1  0  O.Pena        KCA  7 13 10  2  6  5 020

B.Richardson  NYA .222 36  8  0  0  0  W.Ford        NYA  9 18  8  2  6  0 020

J.Pepitone    NYA .194 31  6  1  0  0  L.Tiant       CLA 11 17  9  5 10  2 020

F.Whitfield   CLA .129 31  4  1  3  0  J.O'Donoghue  KCA  9 17  8  5  6  3 010

C.Boyer       NYA .176 34  6  3  0  0  L.Sherry      DEA  6  6  6  4  8  3 111

 

American League Standings

Team           W   L  Pct.    GB  L10  Stk

Detroit       80  50  0.615    -  7-3  1W

Baltimore     72  55  0.567   6.5 7-3  3W

Chicago       72  58  0.550   8.5 6-4  2W

Minnesota     69  58  0.543   9.5 6-4  2L

Los Angeles   66  65  0.504  14.5 5-5  2L

New York      62  63  0.496  15.5 2-8  5L

Cleveland     63  65  0.492  16.0 2-8  6L

Kansas City   57  70  0.449  21.5 5-5  2W

Boston        52  76  0.406  27.0 6-4  1L

Washington    49  81  0.377  31.0 6-4  4W

 

INJURY REPORT

Jim King, Washington – returns August 28th.

Earl Battey, Minnesota – returns August 28th.

Chico Salmon, Cleveland – returns August 29th.

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

Jose Azcue, Cleveland – returns September 4th. (Duke Sims called up).

 

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04/17/17 11:24 AM

Braves knock off Phillies again to increase lead.

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National League

Wednesday, August 26th, 1964

 

County Stadium, Milwaukee – Milwaukee defended their lead against Philadelphia and now prepares to receive San Francisco for a big 5 game series. It was another close one as Tony Cloninger squared off against Dennis Bennett. But once again it was the failure of the Philly bullpen that made the difference.  Dennis Menke had homered earlier for Milwaukee but the Phillies had caught up and taken a 3-2 lead. But when Bennett walked the leadoff batter in the bottom of the 7th, once again Bobby Shantz was brought in.  Pitcher Billy Hoeft bunted the runner over but Shantz got Lee Maye on a routine fly to bring up Menke again.  Menke came through with a single for his 3rd RBI of the game to tie it all up. Shantz struck out Hank Aaron but the damage had been done.  Then in the bottom of the 8th, Ed Roebuck relieved for Philly and was greeted by a Gene Oliver solo shot and the Braves led 4-3. But the play of the game was yet to come. Richie Allen led off the top of the 9th with a drive into the gap in right center. He zoomed to second at top speed but was held up by the third base coach. Allen probably had a shot at a triple if he hadn’t been held. This proved fateful when reliever Chichi Olivo then uncorked a wild pitch. Had Allen been on third, he would have scored. Still, the Phillies had the tying run at third with no outs. But Johnny Callison hit a short fly to left and Allen had to hold. Wes Covington then hit a grounder to short. Allen was running on contact but was out at the plate for the second out. Johnny Briggs pinch hit and drew a walk to put the tying run at second but Frank Thomas could only hit a routine fly and the game was over. Milwaukee had won to kick the Phillies back a notch.

 

Busch Stadium, St. Louis – Roberto Clemente came back too early and was hurt again but the Pirates still were able to amass 6 runs against the Cardinals. Most of these came in a 5-run 5th inning that drove out rookie Mike Cuellar. Willie Stargell had a key 2-out double to drive in a pair in the inning. All of that was plenty for Bob Veale who held the Cards to just 3 hits while striking out 6 and walking none. The 6-1 victory kept the Bucs tied with the Giants for 3rd place.

 

Colts Stadium, Houston – Ron Santo is simply on fire. The All-star third baseman hit his 20th homerun and a triple to help the Cubs get to within 3 games of .500 and only ½ game behind the Cardinals for 7th place.  Larry Jackson started on 2 days rest after his awful one inning outing earlier this week and picked up his 21st win. He held Houston to 6 hits and a pair of runs in the 8-2 win. The Cubs toted up 17 hits for the game with Billy Williams and catcher Vic Roznovsky each getting 3.

 

Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles – Don Drysdale met Juan Marichal on the field of battle as everyone expected a pitching duel.  And that’s what they got. Drysdale went 10 innings while giving up 2 runs and Marichal went 11 innings and also gave up 2 runs. And so the bullpens took over. The Giants sent in Jim Duffalo, Billy Pierce, and Bob Bolin. The Dodgers sent in Bob Miller, Ron Perranoski, and Jim Brewer. Finally in the 17th inning facing Brewer, Tom Haller led off with a walk. Jose Pagan bunted him to second. Pinch hitter Cap Peterson hit a grounder to Maury Wills at short who booted it. Peterson was safe and Haller had gone to third. Matty Alou followed with a sacrifice fly and the Giants had the lead.  Bolin came in to finish things off for the 3-2 San Francisco win.

 

CHICAGO AT HOUSTON

Cubs............ 0 0 0  0 1 2  0 3 2  -  8 17  0

Colt 45's....... 0 0 0  0 0 2  0 0 0  -  2  6  0

Win:Jackson(21-6) Loss:Bruce(11-8)

Homeruns- R.Santo(20th), E.Banks(16th)

 

NEW YORK AT CINCINNATI

Mets............ 0 2 0  0 1 1  0 0 0  0 0 0  0 2 -  6 15  2

Reds............ 2 0 0  0 0 2  0 0 0  0 0 0  0 1 -  5  8  3

Win:Wakefield(5-4) Loss:Duren(5-3) Save:Bearnarth(8th)

 

PHILADELPHIA AT MILWAUKEE

Phillies........ 0 0 0  1 1 0  1 0 0  -  3 12  0

Braves.......... 0 0 2  0 0 0  1 1    -  4  8  0

Win:Hoeft(3-2) Loss:Roebuck(3-5) Save:Olivo(3rd)

Homeruns- D.Menke(20th), G.Oliver(9th)

 

PITTSBURGH AT ST. LOUIS

Pirates......... 0 0 0  0 5 1  0 0 0  -  6  9  2

Cardinals....... 0 0 1  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  1  3  1

Win:Veale(17-9) Loss:Cuellar(2-4)

 

SAN FRANCISCO AT LOS ANGELES

Giants.......... 0 0 0  0 0 1  1 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  0 1 -  3 12  2

Dodgers......... 0 0 0  0 2 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 -  2  9  2

Win:Pierce(6-3) Loss:Brewer(4-5) Save:Bolin(1st)

Homeruns- M.Alou(2nd)

 

TEAM     WON LOST   BATTING AVERAGE     HOME RUNS           RUNS BATTED IN

1964 MLN  71  54    K.Boyer   SLN .344  W.Mays    SFN   42  F.Robinso CIN  103

1964 PHN  70  56    F.Robinso CIN .336  O.Cepeda  SFN   33  K.Boyer   SLN   97

1964 SFN  69  58    R.Clement PIN .333  K.Boyer   SLN   29  W.Mays    SFN   90

1964 PIN  69  58    T.Gonzale PHN .323  F.Robinso CIN   28  J.Calliso PHN   89

1964 CIN  67  59    R.Carty   MLN .320  OTHERS TIED W   26  R.Santo   CHN   88

1964 LAN  64  61

1964 SLN  62  64    WINS                SAVES               ERA

1964 CHN  62  65    L.Jackson CHN   21  R.Perrano LAN   16  D.Drysdal LAN 1.92

1964 HON  55  73    D.Drysdal LAN   19  B.Tiefena MLN   14  J.Jay     CIN 2.10

1964 NYN  43  84    T.Cloning MLN   18  E.Roebuck PHN   11  B.Sadowsk MLN 2.42

                    B.Veale   PIN   17  A.McBean  PIN   11  S.Koufax  LAN 2.43

                    OTHERS TIED W   16  OTHERS TIED W    8  B.Bolin   SFN 2.47

 

                    CUR HIT STREAK      STOLEN BASES        STRIKEOUTS

                    O.Cepeda  SFN   14  M.Wills   LAN   64  S.Koufax  LAN  203

                    R.Allen   PHN   12  L.Brock   CHN   35  B.Gibson  SLN  203

                    T.McCarve SLN   11  W.Davis   LAN   34  D.Drysdal LAN  198

                    F.Thomas  NYN   10  F.Robinso CIN   15  J.Maricha SFN  194

                    OTHERS TIED W    7  W.Mays    SFN   14  OTHERS TIED W  190

 

WHO'S HOT - BEST IN LAST 10 DAYS

BATTER         TM  AVG AB  H RB BB HR  PITCHER        TM IP  H ER BB Ks HR WLS

F.Robinson    CIN .429 28 12 10  6  4  J.Fisher      NYN 18 11  1  1  6  0 200

R.Santo       CHN .378 37 14 11  8  3  K.Johnson     HON 19 13  0  4 13  0 100

W.Mays        SFN .265 34  9  9  8  3  G.Richardson  SLN 17  9  1  4 11  0 100

J.Christopher NYN .441 34 15 10  4  2  D.Drysdale    LAN 29 21  6  5 18  3 200

D.Clendenon   PIN .375 24  9  5  1  2  J.Marichal    SFN 13  7  2  1 12  0 000

 

WHO'S NOT - WORST IN LAST 10 DAYS

BATTER         TM  AVG AB  H RB BB HR  PITCHER        TM IP  H ER BB Ks HR WLS

J.Roseboro    LAN .200 25  5  0  0  0  D.Nottebart   HON  8 13  9  3  2  3 020

J.Pagliaroni  PIN .200 25  5  1  0  0  F.Burdette    CHN  5 10  7  1  1  1 000

C.Ruiz        CIN .143 28  4  3  0  0  G.Kroll       NYN  6 12  8  5 10  0 110

E.Kasko       HON .194 36  7  1  1  0  J.Tsitouris   CIN  5  5  5  4  5  0 010

D.Tracewski   LAN .143 28  4  2  1  0  S.Ellis       CIN  6  7  5  2  5  1 010

 

National League Standings

Team           W   L  Pct     GB  L10  Stk

Milwaukee     71  54  0.568    -  5-5  2W

Philadelphia  70  56  0.556   1.5 4-6  2L

Pittsburgh    69  58  0.543   3.0 5-5  2W

San Francisco 69  58  0.543   3.0 6-4  2W

Cincinnati    67  59  0.532   4.5 6-4  1L

Los Angeles   64  51  0.512   7.0 6-4  2L

St. Louis     62  64  0.492   9.5 3-7  2L

Chicago       62  65  0.488  10.0 7-3  2W

Houston       55  73  0.430  17.5 4-6  2L

New York      43  84  0.339  29.0 4-6  1W

 

INJURY REPORT

Jesse Gonder, New York – returns August 28th.

Roberto Clemente, Pittsburgh – returns August 28th.

Wes Parker, Los Angeles – returns August 30th.

Don Cardwell, Pittsburgh – returns September 1.

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

 

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04/19/17 11:28 AM

Hi Gary,
Well I see the Phillies are up too their old tricks of getting closes and then sliding back. You have to tip your cap to the Braves they are still playing some tough baseball especially when they need to.
This race should go down to the last day if it keeps moving along the way it has been.
J.Q.

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

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04/20/17 10:24 AM

Baltimore catches up a game on Detroit

POLO GROUNDS GAZETTE

American League

Thursday, August 27th, 1964

 

Fenway Park, Boston – One problem that Detroit has had has been their 4th starter, Phil Regan.  Again he was pounced on by Boston as the Red Sox scored in each of the first 3 innings for a 5-2 lead and an early shower for Regan. Bill Monbouquette pitched well again for Boston as his season keeps turning around.  When Detroit got the score to 6-3, Dick Radatz relieved with 2 outs in the 6th and stayed on for the rest of the game. Boston added some insurance and went on to win 7-4 as they continue to enjoy their role as spoiler. Frank Malzone and hot Eddie Bressoud each had 3 hits and a pair of RBI’s to lead the Sox.

 

Comiskey Park, Chicago – Rich Rollins homered for Minnesota off of Ray Herbert in the first but when pitcher Jim Kaat drilled a 3-run homerun in the 4th, the Twins had a nice 6-3 lead. They then added 4 more in the 5th for a 10-3 lead and the reserves were given some time to play. Kaat easily picked up his 15th win as the Twins salvaged one game from the 3 game series with the 11-6 pasting. Jimmie Hall and Don Mincher each had 3 hits to pace the Twins while Kaat ended the day with 4 RBI’s.

 

Municipal Stadium, Kansas City – Jim Fregosi and Joe Adcock homered early for a 4-0 Los Angeles lead to drive out Orlando Pena as the Angels took the measure of Kansas City 5-1. Fred Newman scattered 5 hits and the only run was a Rocky Colavito solo shot.

 

Only games scheduled.

 

DETROIT AT BOSTON

Tigers.......... 0 2 0  0 0 1  0 0 1  -  4 11  2

Red Sox......... 1 2 2  0 1 1  0 0    -  7 13  1

Win:Monbouquette(10-13) Loss:Regan(6-8) Save:Radatz(17th)

Homeruns- B.Freehan(11th), D.McAuliffe(30th)

 

LOS ANGELES (A) AT KANSAS CITY

Angels.......... 2 2 0  0 0 1  0 0 0  -  5 11  1

A's............. 0 0 0  0 0 0  1 0 0  -  1  5  0

Win:Newman(11-8) Loss:Pena(10-14)

Homeruns- J.Fregosi(18th), J.Adcock(32nd), R.Colavito(23rd)

 

MINNESOTA AT CHICAGO (A)

Twins........... 1 0 0  5 4 0  0 0 1  - 11 14  0

White Sox....... 2 0 1  0 0 0  0 3 0  -  6  9  0

Win:Kaat(15-13) Loss:Herbert(6-7)

Homeruns- R.Rollins(16th), J.Kaat(1st)

 

American League Standings

Team         W  L Pct.   GB      L10 Stk

Detroit     80 51 0.611   -      6-4 1L

Baltimore   72 55 0.567  6.0     7-3 3W

Chicago     72 59 0.546  8.5     5-5 1L

Minnesota   70 58 0.547  8.5     6-4 1W

Los Angeles 67 65 0.508 13.5     5-5 1W

New York    62 63 0.496 15.0     2-8 5L

Cleveland   63 65 0.492 15.5     2-8 6L

Kansas City 57 71 0.445 21.5     4-6 1L

Boston      53 76 0.411 26.0     6-4 1W

Washington  49 81 0.377 30.5     6-4 4W

 

INJURY REPORT

Chico Salmon, Cleveland – returns August 29th.

Dick Stuart, Boston – returns August 29th.

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

Don Wert, Detroit – returns August 31st.

Jose Azcue, Cleveland – returns September 4th. (Duke Sims called up).

 

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Giants draw first blood in 5-game series with Braves

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National League

Thursday, August 27th, 1964

 

County Stadium, Milwaukee – Milwaukee was the site of the only game played in the National League today. The Giants came to town for the start of a big 5 game series with rookie Ron Herbel facing the Braves’ Hank Fischer. The Braves scored first after an error set up a run but a homerun from Jim Hart and a two-out RBI single by Herbel put the Giants up 2-1 in the second. Willie Mays hit a solo shot in the 3rd for a 3-1 lead but RBI’s from Eddie Mathews and Hank Aaron tied it all up by the 5th. Then in the 7th, Hal Lanier got a clutch 2-out, RBI single to put the Giants up 4-3. When Herbel walked the leadoff batter in the bottom of the 7th, Bobby Bolin relieved and did a stellar job of keeping the Braves from tying the game as the Giants cut the lead to just 2 games and took over sole possession of 3rd place with a 4-3 win.

 

SAN FRANCISCO AT MILWAUKEE

Giants.......... 0 2 1  0 0 0  1 0 0  -  4  8  1

Braves.......... 1 0 0  0 2 0  0 0 0  -  3  5  0

Win:Herbel(12-4) Loss:Fischer(10-7) Save:Bolin(2nd)

Homeruns- W.Mays(43rd), J.Hart(27th)

 

National League Standings

Team           W   L  Pct     GB  L10  Stk

Milwaukee     71  55  0.563    -  4-6  1L

Philadelphia  70  56  0.556   1.0 4-6  2L

San Francisco 70  58  0.547   2.0 7-3  3W

Pittsburgh    69  58  0.543   2.5 5-5  2W

Cincinnati    67  59  0.532   4.0 6-4  1L

Los Angeles   64  51  0.512   6.5 6-4  2L

St. Louis     62  64  0.492   9.0 3-7  2L

Chicago       62  65  0.488   9.5 7-3  2W

Houston       55  73  0.430  17.0 4-6  2L

New York      43  84  0.339  28.5 4-6  1W

 

INJURY REPORT

Wes Parker, Los Angeles – returns August 30th.

Don Cardwell, Pittsburgh – returns September 1.

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

 

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The NL is definitely a five-team race. The Giants have been within striking distance all season but they have never held first place have they?

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nwfanatic wrote:
The NL is definitely a five-team race. The Giants have been within striking distance all season but they have never held first place have they?

I checked.  The Giants held first place from May 22 through June 2nd.  Then they briefly got back into first on  June 30 and July 1st and then it was downhill to 5th place for a while.  Now they are trying to dig themselves out of a hole. To be honest, when I started this replay I expected the Giants to win the N.L.  They have lots of power but not enough guys getting on base.  The pitching is not really too bad - though the bullpen really needs a Frank Linzy (next year).
  

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Double dip win for Detroit has everyone looking up at them - despite two grand slam wins elsewhere.

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American League

Friday, August 28th, 1964

 

Yankee Stadium, New York – One huge reason for the Yankees’ demise this season has been the falloff of Tom Tresh.  In only his third year, the switch-hitting outfielder has been struggling all season. But not today.  Tresh belted 2 homeruns and added a single while driving in 3 runs.  He was joined on the homerun parade by Joe Pepitone and Mickey Mantle as the New York bats finally awoke from their slumber and the Yankees scored 9 runs against Earl Wilson and Boston. It was a good thing too because Whitey Ford was burnt for a 3-run homerun by rookie Tony Conigliaro in the first inning.  But the Chairman of the Board shook that off and went on to win his 14th with a 9-4 final.

 

Memorial Stadium, Baltimore – Chicago came into Baltimore looking to get back into the pennant chase but after today that dream may be over. In the opener of a double header, Luis Aparico, Sam Bowens, and Brooks Robinson hit consecutive homeruns in the first inning off of Juan Pizarro. When Dick Brown homered in the second, Pizarro was gone. Dave McNally started for the O’s and pitched well enough to win with help from Dick Hall plus some insurance for a 6-4 win. The second game was a close affair. Dave Vineyard started for the Orioles but was wild and left the game for Stu Miller even though winning 2-0. Miller could not hold that lead and Chicago starter Fred Talbot pitched well such that the game was tied at 2-2 after regulation. In the 11th though, Chicago pitcher Carl Bouldin loaded the bases with one out. He was replaced by Eddie Fisher but that did not help much when Dick Brown ripped a game-winning grand slam for a 6-2 win and a sweep. Chicago suddenly finds themselves in 5th place a full 10 games behind Detroit.

 

Municipal Stadium, Kansas City – The Indians had built a careful 4-3 lead over Kansas City thanks to Tito Francona’s 2 homeruns. But Cleveland relief ace Don McMahon has been anything but an ace lately and when he came on in the 8th, he immediately loaded the bases. Birdie Tebbetts quickly pulled him in favor of Sonny Siebert.  And that lasted one pitch as Jim Gentile, pinch hitting for Ken Harrelson, ripped a pitch into the stands for a grand slam and the lead. That was enough for Johnny Wyatt to pick up the win in relief and send Cleveland down to their 7th straight loss.

 

Metropolitan Stadium, Minneapolis – Rich Rollins homered in the first inning as did Jimmie Hall and the Twins took an immediate 3-0 lead over Washington. That was really all that Mudcat Grant needed even though Earl Battey later added a homerun. Grant went the distance and Minnesota easily defeated Washington 6-2.

 

Chavez Ravine, Los Angeles – And the Tigers are starting to look like champions. Al Kaline homered in the first inning for a 3-0 lead over Los Angeles and then hit an inside-the-park homerun in the 3rd.  Gates Brown later added a solo shot and Dave Wickersham easily cruised to his 18th win of the year with a 5-2 victory. The second game was much the same, Kaline homered again and was joined by George Thomas and Don Demeter while Hank Aguirre was tossing a shutout and the Tigers won 7-0 to sweep the double header and kick everyone except Baltimore back a few notches.

 

BOSTON AT NEW YORK (A)

Red Sox......... 3 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 1  -  4  8  1

Yankees......... 2 5 0  0 0 0  0 2    -  9 15  0

Win:Ford(14-10) Loss:Wilson(10-15)

Homeruns- T.Conigliaro(23rd), T.Tresh-2(16th), M.Mantle(29th),           J.Pepitone(23rd)

 

CHICAGO (A) AT BALTIMORE

White Sox....... 0 0 2  0 0 0  0 0 2  -  4  9  2

Orioles......... 3 1 0  0 0 0  2 0    -  6  7  0

Win:McNally(10-3) Loss:Pizarro(12-6) Save:Hall(12th)

Homeruns- K.Berry(2nd), L.Aparicio(16th), S.Bowens(20th), B.Robinson(24th), D.Brown(9th)

 

CHICAGO (A) AT BALTIMORE

White Sox....... 0 0 0  0 0 2  0 0 0  0 0 -  2  6  1

Orioles......... 1 0 0  0 0 0  0 1 0  0 4 -  6  8  0

Win:Haddix(4-2) Loss:Bouldin(1-3)

Homeruns- D.Brown(10th)

 

CLEVELAND AT KANSAS CITY

Indians......... 2 0 0  0 1 0  1 0 1  -  5 12  2

A's............. 0 0 1  0 0 0  2 4    -  7  6  2

Win:Wyatt(5-4) Loss:McMahon(6-5) Save:Bowsfield(4th)

Homeruns- T.Francona-2(14th), J.Gentile(19th), E.Charles(16th), D.Edwards(9th)

 

DETROIT AT LOS ANGELES (A)

Tigers.......... 3 0 1  0 0 1  0 0 0  -  5  7  1

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

Win:Wickersham(18-7) Loss:Lee(3-7)

Homeruns- A.Kaline-2(19th), G.Brown(13th), J.Adcock(33rd)

 

DETROIT AT LOS ANGELES (A)

Tigers.......... 0 0 2  2 0 1  0 0 2  -  7 12  0

Angels.......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0  7  0

Win:Aguirre(10-4) Loss:Brunet(1-2)

Homeruns- G.Thomas(11th), A.Kaline(20th), D.Demeter(14th)

 

WASHINGTON AT MINNESOTA

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

Twins........... 3 1 1  0 0 0  1 0    -  6 11  3

Win:Grant(7-17) Loss:Narum(8-14)

Homeruns- R.Rollins(17th), J.Hall(19th), E.Battey(14th)

  

American League Standings

Team           W   L  Pct.     GB   L10  Stk

Detroit       82  51  0.617     -   7-3  2W

Baltimore     74  55  0.574    6.0  7-3  5W

Minnesota     71  58  0.550    9.0  6-4  2W

Chicago       72  61  0.538   10.0  4-6  3L

Los Angeles   67  67  0.500   15.5  5-5  2L

New York      63  63  0.500   15.5  3-7  1W

Cleveland     63  66  0.488   17.0  2-8  7L

Kansas City   58  71  0.450   22.0  4-6  1W

Boston        53  77  0.408   27.5  6-4  1L

Washington    49  82  0.374   32.0  6-4  1L

 

INJURY REPORT

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

Don Wert, Detroit – returns August 31st.

Bill Freehan, Detroit – returns September 1st.

Ed Kirkpatrick, Los Angeles – returns September 1st.

Jose Azcue, Cleveland – returns September 4th. (Duke Sims called up).

Frank Malzone, Boston – returns September 13th. (Mike Ryan recalled).

 

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04/28/17 08:01 PM

Braves strike back at Giants to even series at 1-1. Phillies keep pace.

POLO GROUNDS GAZETTE

National League

Friday, August 28th, 1964

 

County Stadium, Milwaukee – In the big matchup, Jim Hart’s homerun in the 3rd put the Giants up 3-2 over the Braves. But starter Denny Lemaster settled down and pitched tough when he had to, including twice striking out Willie Mays with the bases loaded. Gene Oliver’s single in the 6th tied the game and Felipe Alou’s second RBI double of the game put the Braves on top to stay 4-3. Lemaster needed no help to pick up the win and hang on to first place.

 

Busch Stadium. St. Louis – In a wild game, the Cardinals scored 6 runs in the first inning thanks to a Tim McCarver grand slam to drive out Dodger Joe Moeller. Then Bob Gibson had another bad inning as Wally Moon’s pinch hit 3-run homer and Tommy Davis’s 2-run single keyed a 6-run inning by Los Angeles and the game was tied at 6-6 after just 2 innings. But St. Louis grand slams were not over as Mike Shannon connected for one and the Cards scored 5 in the 4th for an 11-6 lead. They extended that and Gibson settled down and actually completed the game with St. Louis winning 14-6.

 

Wrigley Field, Chicago – The Cubs moved to within 2 games of the .500 mark as rookie Freddie Burdette pitched 5 strong innings and Don Elston finished the final 4 and the Cubs downed the Mets 6-3. Chicago jumped on Tracy Stallard early thanks to a pair of New York errors and a timely 2-run single by Dick Bertell.

 

Forbes Field, Pittsburgh – Tony Taylor went 4 for 4 including 2 triples and a double while scoring 4 runs as the Phillies scored in every inning but the second to roll over the Pirates 10-3. Jim Bunning easily went the distance for his 16th win while Gus Triandos powered the offense with a homerun.

 

Crosley Field – The game between Houston and Cincinnati was rained out. It will be made up tomorrow as a double header.

 

LOS ANGELES AT ST. LOUIS

Dodgers......... 0 6 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  6  9  0

Cardinals....... 6 0 0  5 1 1  1 0    - 14 20  1

Win:Gibson(13-13) Loss:Reed(5-3)

Homeruns- W.Moon(1st), T.McCarver(7th), M.Shannon(5th)

 

NEW YORK AT CHICAGO

Mets............ 0 0 0  0 0 3  0 0 0  -  3  9  2

Cubs............ 0 4 0  1 1 0  0 0    -  6  9  1

Win:Burdette(1-0) Loss:Stallard(8-16) Save:Elston(2nd)

Homeruns- B.Klaus(3rd)

 

PHILADELPHIA AT PITTSBURGH

Phillies........ 1 0 1  1 1 1  2 1 2  - 10 14  0

Pirates......... 1 0 1  0 0 0  0 0 1  -  3  4  1

Win:Bunning(16-9) Loss:Gibbon(7-10)

Homeruns- G.Triandos(8th)

 

SAN FRANCISCO AT MILWAUKEE

Giants.......... 0 0 1  2 0 0  0 0 0  -  3  9  0

Braves.......... 0 0 2  0 0 1  1 0    -  4 10  1

Win:Lemaster(12-9) Loss:Sanford(4-8)

Homeruns- J.Hart(28th)

 

National League Standings

Team           W   L  Pct     GB  L10  Stk

Milwaukee     72  55  0.567    -  5-5  1W

Philadelphia  71  56  0.559   1.0 6-4  1W

San Francisco 70  59  0.543   3.0 7-3  1L

Pittsburgh    69  59  0.539   3.5 4-6  1L

Cincinnati    67  59  0.532   4.5 6-4  1L

Los Angeles   64  52  0.508   7.5 5-5  3L

St. Louis     63  64  0.496   9.0 4-6  1W

Chicago       63  65  0.492   9.5 7-3  3W

Houston       55  73  0.430  17.5 4-6  2L

New York      43  85  0.336  29.5 4-6  1L

 

INJURY REPORT

Wes Parker, Los Angeles – returns August 30th.

Don Cardwell, Pittsburgh – returns September 1.

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

 

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04/30/17 01:52 PM

Nice to see Mantle's name alongside a homer....

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05/03/17 08:10 AM

Tigers lose but Baltimore cannot take advantage

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American League

Saturday, August 29th, 1964

 

Yankee Stadium, New York – Mickey Mantle hit a 3-run homerun in the first but Bob Tillman matched that in the second. Boston even went ahead in the third as Jim Bouton was knocked out. But the Yankees rallied for 5 runs in the 7th as they beat up starter Ed Connally and then Dick Radatz while taking advantage of 2 Boston errors. The Yankees kept scoring until they won 11-5. Steve Hamilton got the win in relief. The second game saw Mel Stottlemyre once again pitch an excellent game – and get nothing for his troubles. The Yankees committed 4 errors behind him – 3 by Joe Pepitone – but the youngster still held Boston to 2 runs. However, Pepitone made up for his play in the field with a homerun while scoring 3 times. His leadoff single in the bottom of the 9th proved to be the winning run when Boston committed its third error of the game with Pepitone on third. The Yankees swept the double header with a 3-2 win with Hamilton winning again and Radatz once again failing and even taking the loss this time.

 

Memorial Stadium, Baltimore – Bill Skowron hit a 2-run homerun to give Chicago a lead over Baltimore. Joe Horlen withstood homeruns from Brooks Robinson and Boog Powell and then got help from Hoyt Wilhelm as the White Sox got by the Orioles 5-3. Skowron had 3 RBI’s on the day to lead all batters.

 

Municipal Stadium, Kansas City – Cleveland broke its losing streak by breaking out their homerun bats. Five different Indians homered to overcome some pretty poor pitching by Luis Tiant and still beat Kansas City 15-7. Tiant gave up 7 runs in 5 innings but still got the win after Sonny Siebert relieved him and tossed 4 innings of shutout ball. Every regular on Cleveland logged at least one hit and Siebert led everyone with 4 RBI’s including a homerun.

 

Metropolitan Stadium, Minneapolis – Dick Stigman pitched another good game for Minnesota but so did Bennie Daniels for Washington and the game went in to the 10th tied at 1-1. Each run was from a solo shot – Eddie Brinkman for the Senators and Tony Oliva for the Twins. Finally, Rich Rollins singled off of Steve Ridzik with Jerry Kindall on second for the Minnesota win. Jim Perry got the win in relief of Stigman.

 

Chavez Ravine, Los Angeles – Mickey Lolich has had trouble winning his 18th. Once again the big lefty pitched well and had a shutout going into the 7th when Lou Clinton singled home Jimmy Piersall with 2 outs for a 1-0 Los Angeles lead over Detroit. Then in the 8th, a costly 2-base error with 2 men on base led to 2 unearned runs and a 3-0 lead. That was enough for Bo Belinsky who returned from suspension to hold Detroit scoreless on 5 hits.

 

BOSTON AT NEW YORK (A)

Red Sox......... 0 3 2  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  5 12  2

Yankees......... 3 0 1  0 0 0  5 2    - 11 13  1

Win:Hamilton(8-4) Loss:Connolly(3-8)

Homeruns- B.Tillman(10th), M.Mantle(30th)

 

BOSTON AT NEW YORK (A)

Red Sox......... 0 1 0  0 0 0  1 0 0  -  2  5  3

Yankees......... 0 1 0  0 0 1  0 0 1  -  3  4  4

Win:Hamilton(9-4) Loss:Radatz(6-9)

Homeruns- J.Pepitone(24th)

 

CHICAGO (A) AT BALTIMORE

White Sox....... 1 0 0  2 0 0  0 2 0  -  5 11  0

Orioles......... 0 0 0  2 0 0  0 0 1  -  3  9  0

Win:Horlen(14-8) Loss:Barber(6-8) Save:Wilhelm(15th)

Homeruns- B.Skowron(15th), B.Robinson(25th), B.Powell(40th)

 

CLEVELAND AT KANSAS CITY

Indians......... 3 1 1  0 2 1  4 0 3  - 15 18  2

A's............. 0 1 0  1 5 0  0 0 0  -  7 11  0

Win:Tiant(6-3) Loss:Sanders(1-1) Save:Siebert(3rd)

Homeruns- B.Chance(12th), J.Romano(20th), L.Wagner(25th), M.Alvis(14th), S.Siebert(3rd), R.Colavito(24th), J.Gentile(20th)

 

DETROIT AT LOS ANGELES (A)

Tigers.......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0  5  1

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

Win:Belinsky(8-8) Loss:Lolich(17-7)

 

 WASHINGTON AT MINNESOTA

Senators........ 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 1 0  0 -  1  6  0

Twins........... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 1 0  1 -  2  5  0

Win:Perry(7-3) Loss:Ridzik(3-5)

Homeruns- E.Brinkman(6th), T.Oliva(25th)

  

American League Standings

Team           W   L  Pct.     GB   L10  Stk

Detroit       82  52  0.612     -   6-4  1L

Baltimore     74  56  0.569    6.0  7-3  1L

Minnesota     72  58  0.554    8.0  6-4  3W

Chicago       72  61  0.541    9.5  5-5  1W

New York      65  63  0.508   14.0  5-5  3W

Los Angeles   68  67  0.504   14.5  6-4  1W

Cleveland     64  66  0.492   16.0  3-7  1W

Kansas City   58  72  0.446   22.0  4-6  1L

Boston        53  79  0.402   28.0  5-5  3L

Washington    49  83  0.371   32.0  5-5  2L

 

INJURY REPORT

Don Wert, Detroit – returns August 31st.

Harmon Killebrew, Minnesota – returns August 31st.

Bill Freehan, Detroit – returns September 1st.

Ed Kirkpatrick, Los Angeles – returns September 1st.

Jose Azcue, Cleveland – returns September 4th. (Duke Sims called up).

Frank Malzone, Boston – returns September 13th. (Mike Ryan recalled).

 

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05/03/17 08:13 AM

Braves beat Giants again while Phillies keep pace again.

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National League

Saturday, August 29th, 1964

 

County Stadium, Milwaukee – It was no contest as the Braves pounded San Francisco pitching to the tune of 17 hits while scoring 15 runs. Hank Aaron homered and scored 4 times while Felipe Alou, Rico Carty, and Frank Bolling all had 3 hits. Wade Blasingame got the win though he did not pitch well and left when it was still close. Billy Hoeft cleaned up as the Braves poured it on over their last 5 innings.

 

Busch Stadium, St. Louis – There is definitely something wrong with Sandy Koufax. The lefty only pitched one inning and was pounded for 5 runs by the Cardinals.  But the Cards are playing so badly that even that big of a lead did not hold as the Dodgers rolled up 9 runs against Ray Sadecki and company. Darrell Griffith and Frank Howard homered but pretty much everyone hit for Los Angeles. Larry Miller who relieved Koufax picked up the win but that was mostly luck as Howie Reed actually pitched better in the 9-6 victory.

 

Wrigley Field, Chicago – The Cubs passed the Cardinals for 7th place as Dick Ellsworth evened his record and Chicago is now just 1 game below .500. Billy Williams had 3 hits including a triple while Billy Cowan’s grand slam in the 8th put the game out of reach. Ellsworth went the distance in the 9-3 pasting of the Mets.

 

Forbes Field, Pittsburgh – For the second straight game the Phillies feasted on Pirates pitching as they amassed 11 runs on 16 hits. Chris Short got the easy win though he faded late and Pittsburgh scored a bunch against the bullpen but the score was not as close as the final 11-6. Clay Dalrymple, Richie Allen, and Johnny Callison all had 3 hits while Callison also drove in 3. With the win, the Phillies keep pace with the Braves.

 

Crosley Field, Cincinnati – The Colts only scored in one inning over 2 games but it was a 5-run outburst and got them a win in the opener.  Hal Brown pitched well and Claude Raymond did another superb job in relief for a 5-2 Houston win. The second game saw Houston pile up 11 hits and not score a run!  Somehow, Joe Nuxhall kept them off the boards in a complete game shutout. The Reds also had 11 hits but at least turned them into 4 runs for a 4-0 victory. Vada Pinson led the way with 3 hits and 3 RBI’s.

 

HOUSTON AT CINCINNATI

Colt 45's....... 0 5 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  5 10  0

Reds............ 0 1 0  1 0 0  0 0 0  -  2 11  1

Win:Brown(8-7) Loss:Tsitouris(8-10) Save:Raymond(8th)

Homeruns- G.Coleman(4th)

 

HOUSTON AT CINCINNATI

Colt 45's....... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0 11  1

Reds............ 0 0 1  0 0 0  3 0    -  4 11  0

Win:Nuxhall(7-7) Loss:Johnson(11-14)

 

LOS ANGELES AT ST. LOUIS

Dodgers......... 0 3 3  2 0 0  0 1 0  -  9 13  1

Cardinals....... 5 0 0  0 0 0  0 1 0  -  6 12  1

Win:Miller(4-6) Loss:Sadecki(9-15) Save:Perranoski(17th)

Homeruns- D.Griffith(7th), F.Howard(11th), J.Javier(15th)

 

NEW YORK AT CHICAGO

Mets............ 2 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 1  -  3 12  1

Cubs............ 1 0 2  1 0 0  0 5    -  9  9  1

Win:Ellsworth(11-11) Loss:Fisher(7-19)

Homeruns- R.Hunt(9th), B.Cowan(19th), J.Amalfitano(4th), A.Rodgers(12th)

 

PHILADELPHIA AT PITTSBURGH

Phillies........ 0 0 5  1 0 3  2 0 0  - 11 16  1

Pirates......... 1 0 1  0 0 0  0 4 0  -  6 10  2

Win:Short(17-7) Loss:Friend(12-12)

 

SAN FRANCISCO AT MILWAUKEE

Giants.......... 0 0 0  3 0 1  0 0 0  -  4 10  1

Braves.......... 0 3 0  2 1 2  3 4    - 15 17  1

Win:Blasingame(3-5) Loss:Bolin(11-7) Save:Hoeft(6th)

Homeruns- H.Aaron(27th), F.Bolling(5th)

 

 

National League Standings

Team           W   L   Pct    GB  L10  Stk

Milwaukee     73  55  0.570    -  5-5  2W

Philadelphia  72  56  0.563   1.0 6-4  2W

San Francisco 70  60  0.538   4.0 7-3  2L

Pittsburgh    69  60  0.535   4.5 4-6  2L

Cincinnati    68  60  0.531   5.0 5-5  1W

Los Angeles   65  52  0.512   7.5 5-5  1W

Chicago       64  65  0.496   9.5 7-3  4W

St. Louis     63  65  0.492  10.0 3-7  1L

Houston       56  74  0.431  18.0 5-5  1L

New York      43  86  0.333  30.5 3-7  2L

 

INJURY REPORT

Don Cardwell, Pittsburgh – returns September 1.

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

 

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Gary, who would you consider the front runners for the MVP and Cy Young awards? Brooks Robinson won in 1964 in the AL, but I haven't noticed him being the big impact player in Baltimore in the replay, certainly not to the extent of real life.

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Mike - If the Yankees were anywhere near first place Mantle would be a lock for MVP.  But now it looks like Boog Powell or Harmon Killebrew.  Brooksie got off to a real slow start (much like Baltimore) and though he has turned things around, he does not really stand out.  In the NL, the likely candidates are Willie Mays, Frank Robinson, and Hank Aaron. The Cy Young award (remember that in 1964 there is only one) is just about a lock with Larry Jackson.

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Orioles only 3 games back in loss column while Twins just 5 back after today's action.

POLO GROUNDS GAZETTE

American League

Sunday, August 30th, 1964

 

Yankee Stadium, New York – And it’s back to the drawing board for New York. Part timer Arnold Early was even able to shutout the Bronx Bombers as he scattered 8 hits while throwing goose eggs at the toothless Yankees. And once again, Al Downing did not look too good as Boston drilled him for 4 runs in 4 innings before he was replaced. No one on Boston had a particularly good game as it was Yankee mistakes that set up most of their scoring in the 4-0 victory.

 

Memorial Stadium, Baltimore – Robin Roberts knows that the Orioles are in the pennant hunt and this veteran took charge as he shut out the White Sox on 7 hits.  His Oriole teammates only managed 4 hits off of Gary Peters but they bunched them together to score 4 runs and win 4-0.  Luis Aparicio had a nice game, hitting a homerun, squeezing home a run and stealing a base.

 

Municipal Stadium, Kansas City – Pedro Ramos was not pitching as well as he has lately and the A’s took an early 3-1 lead and Ramos left after the 5th trailing 4-2. But Fred Whitfield homered and the Indians finally caught up to the A’s in the 9th thanks to Vic Davalillo who stole second and came home on a Chico Salmon single. But by now the relievers were in and Cleveland rookie Ted Abernathy threw one pitch in the bottom of the 9th and the game was over.  Rookie Bert Campaneris hit his first major league homerun to win it for Kansas City 6-5.  Johnny Wyatt got the win in relief of Diego Segui. But there was a second game and the Indians jumped on A’s starter Aurelio Monteagudo for 5 runs in the first 3 innings led by Dick Howser’s 3 hits and Davalillo’s 3 RBI’s. Gary Bell got a spot start for Cleveland and weathered a torrent of homeruns: 2 by Rocky Colavito and one each by Bill Bryan and Manny Jimenez.  But they were not enough and Bell went on to win 11-5 for the split.

 

Metropolitan Stadium, Minneapolis – This time it was Camilo Pascual tossing a shutout as he scattered 7 hits among the Senators for his 17th win. He was almost outdone by lefty Claude Osteen who took a no-hitter into the 6th. But the Twins bunched a couple of hits to score twice and Jimmie Hall later homered as Minnesota stayed in the pennant chase with a 3-0 win.

 

Chavez Ravine, Los Angeles – And the reason that Minnesota and Baltimore were so happy was that once again the Tigers could not solve Los Angeles pitching. Dean Chance only missed a shutout when Jake Wood ripped a line drive into the gap and raced all the way around for an inside-the-park job. That tied the game at 1-1 as rookie Denny McLain held the Angels to one run in 6 innings and then left after tiring. With the crippled Tigers out of pinch hitters, the advantage swung to the Angels in extra innings. The game finally ended when Terry Fox loaded the bases in the bottom of the 12th and Willie Smith lofted a fly over the heads of the drawn-in outfield for a 2-1 win. Chance went 10 innings to lower his ERA to 1.63 while Bob Duliba got the win in relief.

 

BOSTON AT NEW YORK (A)

Red Sox......... 0 3 1  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  4  9  0

Yankees......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0  8  2

Win:Earley(4-2) Loss:Downing(9-12)

 

CHICAGO (A) AT BALTIMORE

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

Orioles......... 1 0 1  0 2 0  0 0    -  4  4  0

Win:Roberts(8-14) Loss:Peters(14-11)

Homeruns- L.Aparicio(17th)

 

CLEVELAND AT KANSAS CITY

Indians......... 0 1 0  1 0 0  0 2 1  -  5  7  0

A's............. 1 0 2  0 1 0  1 0 1  -  6 10  0

Win:Wyatt(6-4) Loss:Abernathy(1-3)

Homeruns- F.Whitfield(13th), B.Campaneris(1st)

 

CLEVELAND AT KANSAS CITY

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

A's............. 0 0 0  1 2 0  0 2 0  -  5  8  0

Win:Bell(4-6) Loss:Monteagudo(0-5)

Homeruns- D.Howser(5th), R.Colavito-2(26th), B.Bryan(26th), M.Jimenez(12th)

 

DETROIT AT LOS ANGELES (A)

Tigers.......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  1 0 0  0 0 0  -  1 10  1

Angels.......... 0 0 0  0 0 1  0 0 0  0 0 1  -  2 11  0

Win:Duliba(4-5) Loss:Fox(1-5)

Homeruns- J.Wood(4th)

 

WASHINGTON AT MINNESOTA

Senators........ 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0  7  0

Twins........... 0 0 0  0 0 2  1 0    -  3  6  1

Win:Pascual(17-8) Loss:Osteen(8-16)

Homeruns- J.Hall(20th)

 

American League Standings

Team           W   L  Pct.     GB   L10  Stk

Detroit       82  53  0.607     -   5-5  2L

Baltimore     75  56  0.573    5.0  7-3  1W

Minnesota     73  58  0.557    7.0  6-4  4W

Chicago       72  62  0.537    9.5  4-6  1L

Los Angeles   69  67  0.507   13.5  6-4  2W

New York      65  64  0.504   14.0  4-6  1L

Cleveland     65  67  0.492   15.5  2-8  1W

Kansas City   59  73  0.447   21.5  5-5  1L

Boston        54  79  0.406   27.0  6-4  1W

Washington    49  84  0.368   32.0  5-5  3L

 

INJURY REPORT

Jose Azcue, Cleveland – returns September 4th. (Duke Sims called up).

Max Alvis, Cleveland – returns September 7th.

Frank Malzone, Boston – returns September 13th. (Mike Ryan recalled).

 

TRANSACTIONS.

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NL race tightens following double header loss in Milwaukee.

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National League

Sunday, August 30th, 1964

 

County Stadium, Milwaukee – San Francisco came into Milwaukee for a 5-game series and leaves the winner, taking 3 out of the 5. Today, Bob Hendley pitched well into the 8th though Felipe Alou closed the gap to 4-3 after 8 innings. And then it became a laugher as Willie McCovey blasted a pinch hit grand slam in the 9th and the Giants scored 6 runs against the Braves’ bullpen for an easy 10-3 win. Willie Mays added 3 hits including a double and triple but the big hitter was Orlando Cepeda. The Baby Bull had 4 hits including a homerun while driving in 2 and scoring twice. And Cha Cha was not finished. The second game saw Cepeda blast another homerun early to give Gaylord Perry and the Giants another lead. Leading 4-2 in the 9th, Perry got into trouble and the bullpen made it worse. Milwaukee should have won the game there and then when Eddie Mathews singled with 2 men on.  But Denis Menke was thrown out at the plate to send the game into extra innings. And then in the 11th, Cha Cha’s bat spoke again as he hit his 3rd homerun of the afternoon to put San Francisco up again. This time, Jack Sanford managed to hold on for the 5-4 win and the sweep.

 

Busch Stadium, St. Louis – Roger Craig held his old teammates to 4 hits and 3 single run innings as the Cardinals downed the Dodgers 5-3. Most of the St. Louis firepower came from their big guns – Ken Boyer and Bill White. Each drove in a pair with their homers and Craig did the rest.

 

Wrigley Field, Chicago – And who has the best record in the NL in August?  None other than the Cubs. Larry Jackson picked up his 22nd win by defeating the Mets 6-2. Ernie Banks got this rolling for the Cubs with his 17th homerun – one of 4 hits on the day. Billy Cowan added a homerun to build up a 5-0 lead for Jackson.  The Mets scored a couple of runs late but were never really in the game.

 

Forbes Field, Pittsburgh – Gene Freese broke open a 1-0 game with a 3-run homerun off of Dennis Bennett in the 6th to give Pittsburgh a 4-0 lead over Philadelphia.  And when Buc starter Bob Veale ran into trouble and the Phillies got to within 5-3, Jim Pagliaroni hit a 2-run shot off of Ed Roebuck to put the game out of reach as Pittsburgh salvaged one game from the series with a 7-3 win.  Veale picked up his 18th win of the year with help from Al McBean.

 

Crosley Field, Cincinnati – Playing back-to-back double headers, the Colts and Reds played pretty good ball under these tough circumstances. In the opener, rookie Ivan Murell had 3 hits and drove in a pair for Houston to build a 4-2 lead for Dick Farrell. But Marty Keough doubled home a pair to tie it and then drove home the winning run in the bottom of the 9th with 2 outs for a 5-4 win. Bill Henry got the win in relief of Jim O’Toole. The second game saw rookie Bill McCool facing veteran Don Larsen in what turned out to be a great pitching duel. The kid won this one when he shut out the Colts while scattering 7 hits. The Reds only tallied 6 hits but Frank Robinson singled and stole second in the 4th inning. Deron Johnson followed with an RBI single and that was the only run of the game.  The rookie McCool won 1-0 and Cincinnati swept the double header.

 

HOUSTON AT CINCINNATI

Colt 45's....... 0 0 0  0 1 0  3 0 0  -  4  9  1

Reds............ 0 1 1  0 0 0  0 2 1  -  5  9  1

Win:Henry(2-0) Loss:Raymond(0-3)

Homeruns- F.Robinson(29th)

 

HOUSTON AT CINCINNATI

Colt 45's....... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0  7  0

Reds............ 0 0 0  1 0 0  0 0    -  1  5  1

Win:McCool(9-2) Loss:Larsen(5-6)

 

LOS ANGELES AT ST. LOUIS

Dodgers......... 0 0 0  1 1 0  1 0 0  -  3  4  0

Cardinals....... 2 0 0  1 0 2  0 0    -  5  8  0

Win:Craig(8-5) Loss:Ortega(4-13)

Homeruns- W.Davis(9th), F.Howard(12th), K.Boyer(30th), B.White(17th)

 

NEW YORK AT CHICAGO

Mets............ 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 1 1  -  2  7  2

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

Win:Jackson(22-6) Loss:Ribant(0-3)

Homeruns- B.Cowan(20th), E.Banks(17th)

 

PHILADELPHIA AT PITTSBURGH

Phillies........ 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 3 0  -  3 10  3

Pirates......... 0 0 0  1 0 4  0 2    -  7 10  1

Win:Veale(18-9) Loss:Bennett(10-12) Save:McBean(12th)

Homeruns- J.Pagliaroni(11th), G.Freese(8th)

 

SAN FRANCISCO AT MILWAUKEE

Giants.......... 0 0 0  0 2 0  1 1 6  - 10 17  0

Braves.......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 3 0  -  3  9  1

Win:Hendley(8-10) Loss:Spahn(7-10)

Homeruns- O.Cepeda(34th), W.McCovey(19th), F.Alou(13th)

 

SAN FRANCISCO AT MILWAUKEE

Giants.......... 0 0 0  4 0 0  0 0 0  0 1 -  5  9  2

Braves.......... 0 0 0  0 1 1  0 0 2  0 0 -  4 11  0

Win:Sanford(5-8) Loss:Tiefenauer(4-8)

Homeruns- O.Cepeda-2(36th), J.Torre(14th)

  

 

National League Standings

Team           W   L   Pct     GB  L10  Stk

Milwaukee     73  57  0.562    -  5-5  2L

Philadelphia  72  57  0.558   0.5 5-5  1L

San Francisco 72  60  0.545   2.0 7-3  2W

Pittsburgh    70  60  0.538   3.0 5-5  1W

Cincinnati    70  60  0.538   3.0 5-5  3W

Los Angeles   65  63  0.508   7.0 5-5  1L

Chicago       65  65  0.500   8.0 8-2  5W

St. Louis     64  65  0.496   8.5 3-7  1W

Houston       56  76  0.424  18.0 4-6  3L

New York      43  87  0.331  30.0 3-7  3L

 

INJURY REPORT

Don Cardwell, Pittsburgh – returns September 1st.

Rico Carty, Milwaukee – returns September 2nd.

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

 

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I got to use that Larry Jackson card in my ill-fated MIRROR IMAGE LEAGUE way back when....the front of it was wicked good. I don't remember the advanced side, but I'm sure it's pretty good, too.

There's a lot of "sock" in that Chicago lineup when it's awake. Doesn't surprise me one bit they're having a good run.

I hope against hope for a Johnny Callison / Ritchie Allen "show" in the World Series.....hope you can swing it! Actually any of the first five teams in the NL will be a good thing. It really is a crapshoot in a lot of ways. Pitching depth could be the final deciding factor as everyone has a pretty good lineup. One wonders if the Cardinals will weigh in for a "missed the boat" spoiler moment.

Great stuff.

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05/09/17 07:30 AM

Only one game in the AL today.

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American League

Monday, August 31st, 1964

 

Metropolitan Stadium, Minneapolis – Most teams were traveling with only one game scheduled and that was the wrap-around finale of the Washington – Minnesota series. Lefty Jim Roland started for the Twins but he was rocked for 3 runs in the first and John Kennedy homered in the 2nd for a 4-0 lead and the end of Roland.  Jim Perry relieved and tossed 4 shutout innings to allow the Twins to stage a comeback. Nats pitcher Frank Kreutzer was following his recent 2-hitter with another fine performance for Washington but Tony Oliva singled home a pair in the 3rd and when Jerry Kindall homered in the 7th, Kreutzer was replaced by Ron Kline.  This bullpen ace of the Senators has not been very effective this season and today that continued. Zoilo Versalles singled and stole second in the 9th. Rich Rollins singled him home and the game was tied at 4-4. Then in the 10th, Steve Ridzik got into big trouble with a pair of walks followed by a sacrifice. He intentionally walked pitcher Al Worthington to set up the force at home but Bernie Allen hit one over the heads of the drawn-in outfield for the game winner as the Twins come from behind to win their 5th straight.

 

WASHINGTON AT MINNESOTA

Senators........ 3 1 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  0 -  4  6  1

Twins........... 0 0 2  0 0 0  1 0 1  1 -  5 12  1

Win:Worthington(4-0) Loss:Ridzik(3-6)

Homeruns- J.Kennedy(11th), J.Kindall(5th)

 

American League Standings

Team           W   L  Pct.     GB   L10  Stk

Detroit       82  53  0.607     -   5-5  2L

Baltimore     75  56  0.573    5.0  7-3  1W

Minnesota     74  58  0.561    6.5  6-4  5W

Chicago       72  62  0.537    9.5  4-6  1L

Los Angeles   69  67  0.507   13.5  6-4  2W

New York      65  64  0.504   14.0  4-6  1L

Cleveland     65  67  0.492   15.5  2-8  1W

Kansas City   59  73  0.447   21.5  5-5  1L

Boston        54  79  0.406   27.0  6-4  1W

Washington    49  85  0.366   32.5  5-5  4L

 

INJURY REPORT

Jose Azcue, Cleveland – returns September 4th. (Duke Sims called up).

Max Alvis, Cleveland – returns September 7th.

Frank Malzone, Boston – returns September 13th. (Mike Ryan recalled).

 

TRANSACTIONS.  On September 1st, rosters can be expanded.  The Baltimore Orioles have acquired veteran pitcher Sam Jones as a free agent.

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