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Hi Gary,
Thanks for the update on Dean Chance. Wow you know when you see a guy with an ERA like that, that his team just isn't giving him much run support. Funny but I remember when I was teaching my son & grandson how to play SOM I always pointed out to them look at the ERA before you look at the won/lost record it will tell you how good the pitcher really is. For me when it comes to hitting I look at the on base percentage before the Average when deciding how to set up my lineups. Again thanks Gary for the update and good luck the rest of the way. I have enjoyed this replay very much especially in the NL. Thanks for bringing back some great memories of 1964 baseball.
J.Q.

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Dean Chance, one of the great party boys in MLB in the 60's. The bottle ruined his career.

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Speak of the devil - Chance tosses another shutout.

POLO GROUNDS GAZETTE

American League

Friday, September 4th, 1964

 

D.C. Stadium, Washington, D.C. – Detroit came into Washington hoping to rejuvenate their suddenly slumping offense against the last place Senators. Mickey Lolich was also hoping to finally win his 18th after many tries.  Facing them was the Washington ace Claude Osteen. Things got off well when some shoddy Washington fielding led to 2 runs in the 2nd. The Tigers loaded the bases in the third but had to settle for just one run though the Tiger lead was now 3-0.  Lolich looked sharp as the game progressed and though the offense was not pounding Osteen, they managed 2 more runs and a 5-0 lead. Lolich took that into the 9th where he faltered, allowing 4 hits and a pair of runs but he still managed to hang in there for a 5-2 win.  Lolich had finally won his 18th game and the Tigers had broken their 4 game losing streak.

 

Comiskey Park, Chicago – Joe Horlen took a shutout into the 9th but came close to losing his 2-0 lead against Cleveland. In a tight pitching duel between Horlen and Pedro Ramos, the White Sox managed a run on a Bill Skowron RBI single and a tainted run on a Don Buford single. That was it but Horlen was in control.  Then in the 9th, Cleveland bunched a pair of hits to put runners at the corners with one out. A ground ball plated one run but after a walk, Hoyt Wilhelm came on to get the final out and the White Sox won 2-1. Then to make matters worse, after the game Cleveland announced that they were sending Pedro Ramos to the Yankees for a player to be named later.

 

Metropolitan Stadium, Minneapolis – The suddenly slumping Twins could only muster a single run against Earl Wilson and the Red Sox and thus wasted a great effort by Dick Stigman. Stigman tossed a 2-hitter at Boston. But in the 2nd inning, Dick Stuart led off with a single and was followed by an Eddie Bressoud walk. Stigman uncorked a wild pitch and Bob Tillman singled, sending home both runners. Stigman would not allow another hit all day but it was too late. The Twins answered with one run but could not get another and the Red Sox won 2-1 in a costly loss for Minnesota.

 

Municipal Stadium, Kansas City – Al Downing came into Kansas City hoping to turn around his season and get the Yankees back on a winning track. All he did was toss a 4-hit shutout and took over the AL lead in strikeouts with 11. He got plenty of support as the Yankees are finding their power stroke. Tonight it was Roger Maris, Joe Pepitone, Ellie Howard, and Tom Tresh all finding the seats here in batter-friendly Kansas City for a 7-0 win.  Howard and Maris each had three hits to lead the team.

 

Chavez Ravine, Los Angeles – Dean Chance was pitching for Los Angeles and when the Angels scored a pair in the first off of Dave Vineyard, the Orioles knew they were already in trouble. Then the Angels scored 7 in the second and the game was effectively over. In fact, no one scored after that as the Angels and Chance won 9-0. Jim Fregosi homered for the winners though no one else had a big game since L.A. only ended the day with 7 hits.  But it was a costly loss for Baltimore who needs to beat second division teams to stay in the hunt.   

 

BALTIMORE AT LOS ANGELES (A)

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

Angels.......... 2 7 0  0 0 0  0 0    -  9  7  0

Win:Chance(15-9) Loss:Vineyard(0-3)

Homeruns- J.Fregosi(19th)

 

BOSTON AT MINNESOTA

Red Sox......... 0 2 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  2  2  1

Twins........... 0 1 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  1  6  1

Win:Wilson(11-15) Loss:Stigman(7-9)

 

CLEVELAND AT CHICAGO (A)

Indians......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 1  -  1  4  1

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

Win:Horlen(15-8) Loss:Ramos(6-7) Save:Wilhelm(16th)

 

DETROIT AT WASHINGTON

Tigers.......... 0 1 2  0 0 0  0 2 0  -  5 13  2

Senators........ 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 2  -  2  9  1

Win:Lolich(18-7) Loss:Osteen(8-17)

 

NEW YORK (A) AT KANSAS CITY

Yankees......... 0 3 0  1 0 0  1 0 2  -  7 12  1

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

Win:Downing(10-12) Loss:Segui(6-15)

Homeruns- T.Tresh(18th), R.Maris(17th), J.Pepitone(25th), E.Howard(13th)

 

TEAM     WON LOST   BATTING AVERAGE     HOME RUNS           RUNS BATTED IN

1964 DEA  83  55    M.Mantle  NYA .349  H.Killebr MNA   47  H.Killebr MNA  105

1964 BAA  77  58    B.Powell  BAA .324  B.Powell  BAA   41  D.McAulif DEA  103

1964 MNA  75  61    F.Robinso CHA .324  J.Adcock  LAA   33  L.Wagner  CLA  102

1964 CHA  75  62    J.Hall    MNA .323  D.Stuart  BOA   32  D.Stuart  BOA  100

1964 NYA  69  64    D.Wert    DEA .317  M.Mantle  NYA   31  B.Powell  BAA   96

1964 LAA  70  70

1964 CLA  66  69    WINS                SAVES               ERA

1964 KCA  61  75    M.Pappas  BAA   20  D.Radatz  BOA   17  D.Chance  LAA 1.58

1964 BOA  56  81    M.Lolich  DEA   18  H.Wilhelm CHA   16  J.Pizarro CHA 2.11

1964 WAA  50  87    D.Wickers DEA   18  D.McMahon CLA   14  D.Wickers DEA 2.35

                    C.Pascual MNA   17  D.Hall    BAA   12  F.Newman  LAA 2.45

                    OTHERS TIED W   15  D.Osinski LAA   11  J.Horlen  CHA 2.58

 

                    CUR HIT STREAK      STOLEN BASES        STRIKEOUTS

                    L.Aparici BAA   15  L.Aparici BAA   39  A.Downing NYA  195

                    R.Rollins MNA   11  B.Bruton  DEA   23  C.Pascual MNA  194

                    E.Charles KCA   10  T.McCraw  CHA   20  M.Lolich  DEA  172

                    R.Maris   NYA    9  D.Howser  CLA   19  D.Chance  LAA  171

                    D.Buford  CHA    8  D.Buford  CHA   17  J.Kaat    MNA  171

 

 

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.Gentile     KCA .524 21 11 14  5  3  B.Stafford    NYA  7  2  0  2  8  0 001

B.Powell      BAA .435 23 10  8  5  5  D.Chance      LAA 19 10  1  2 15  1 100

J.Hall        MNA .432 37 16 11  3  5  J.Buzhardt    CHA 18 10  1  2 12  1 200

R.Colavito    KCA .310 42 13 12  3  7  A.Worthington MNA  5  2  0  1  4  0 200

R.Maris       NYA .382 34 13  8  6  2  M.Stottlemyre NYA 17  9  3  5 11  0 100

 

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

T.Kubek       NYA .156 32  5  1  2  0  J.Roland      MNA  5 12 10  3  7  2 010

M.Hershberger CHA .184 38  7  2  1  0  O.Pena        KCA 10 17 12  1  8  5 020

D.Lock        WAA .111 27  3  2  3  0  E.Connolly    BOA  9 15 11  9  9  1 020

L.Clinton     LAA .200 30  6  2  1  0  J.Lamabe      BOA  7 14 10  2  6  1 010

C.Lau         BAA .217 23  5  0  2  0  D.Vineyard    BAA  5  6  7  7  4  1 010

 

American League Standings

Team           W   L  Pct.     GB   L10  Stk

Detroit       83  55  0.601     -   4-6  1W

Baltimore     77  58  0.570    4.5  7-3  1L

Minnesota     74  61  0.551    7.0  6-4  2L

Chicago       74  62  0.547    7.5  6-4  3W

New York      69  64  0.519   11.5  7-3  4W

Los Angeles   70  70  0.500   14.0  4-6  1W

Cleveland     66  69  0.489   15.5  3-7  1L

Kansas City   61  75  0.449   21.0  5-5  1L

Boston        56  81  0.409   26.5  4-6  1W

Washington    50  87  0.365   32.5  4-6  2L

 

INJURY REPORT

Robin Roberts, Baltimore – returns September 7th.

Max Alvis, Cleveland – returns September 7th.

Bill Freehan, Detroit – returns September 10th.

Billy Moran, Cleveland – returns September 12th.

Frank Malzone, Boston – returns September 13th.

 

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06/02/17 12:50 PM

Thomas slam increases Philly lead.

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National League

Friday, September 4th, 1964

 

Shea Stadium, New York – The Dodgers came into town and a makeup game meant a double header. The opener saw Don Drysdale gunning for his 20th win and he easily got it. Frank Howard was moved to cleanup as he kept heating up; homering in the first for a quick lead. Then New York errors took over as L.A. scored again in the 3rd and added 1 in the 5th and 2 more in the 9th to win 6-1. Drysdale scattered 6 hits, struck out 7, and walked no one while lowering his league leading ERA to 1.91. But the second game saw Mets rookie Tom Parsons in only his second career game take a no-hitter into the 7th and end with a 3 hitter to win 7-2. He faced another rookie in Bill Singer who did not pitch that badly but the Mets were going for extra bases as they hit 7 doubles and a triple out of their 10 total hits. Joe Christopher led the way with 3 doubles out of 4 hits while driving in 3 runs.

 

Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia – In a big matchup, Frank Thomas drilled a 2-out, grand slam in the 5th inning to put Philly up 6-0 over the Giants. Orlando Cepeda replied with a 3-run shot followed by a solo homerun by Jim Hart to close the gap to 6-4.  But Chris Short was not rattled and a 2-run, Johnny Callison single removed the pressure. But after Hart just missed his second homer and Willie McCovey didn’t miss, Short was replaced by Jack Baldschun who got the final two outs for an 8-5 Philly win.   

 

Crosley Field, Cincinnati – Another big matchup was in Cincinnati where Milwaukee came to town. But maybe Warren Spahn just cannot come through in the clutch any longer as the Reds rolled him for 6 quick runs in the first 2 innings.  Hot Vada Pinson homered and Frank Robinson drove home a pair. Spahn was quickly replaced and the bullpen shut down the Reds the rest of the way. Now the hard hitting Braves fought back against Joey Jay. 2 runs in the 4th made it 6-2. Another in the 5th made it 6-3. And when Jay loaded the bases in the 6th and walked in a run, Billy McCool was called in to stem the tide. With the score 6-5, Eddie Mathews lofted a medium fly to Pinson in center. Lee Maye dashed for home but was gunned down in the play of the game. Then the rookie McCool calmly tossed 4 innings of shutout ball to preserve the narrow 6-5 lead and notch a big win for Jay and Cincinnati.

 

Busch Stadium, St. Louis – The Cards jumped on former teammate Ernie Broglio for a pair in the first and a Tim McCarver shot in the second for a 3-0 lead.  Broglio was quickly pulled and the Cubs got busy pounding on struggling lefty Ray Sadecki. Sadecki’s 6 walks in 5 innings helped the Cubs fight back and take a 4-3 lead before the Cards managed to tie it up at 4-4. Don Elston turned in 3 strong innings of relief to keep the scored tied going into the 9th. Here, Ellis Burton ripped a shot into the gap and raced all the way around the bases for a homerun and a 5-4 lead. Lindy McDaniel came on for the Cubs. The big play of the game occurred with runners at the corners and one out. On a chopper to Joe Amalfitano at second, McCarver made the mistake of breaking for home. He was caught in a run down with the runners only making it to 1st and 2nd. McDaniel got a fly for the final out and the Cubs had a 5-4 win and were back at .500.

 

Forbes Field, Pittsburgh – In Pittsburgh, ace Bob Veale had one of the best games pitched this season as he struck out 16 Colts while allowing just 3 hits and tossing a shutout for his 19th win of the year. Dick Farrell also pitched well for Houston but made mistakes to Gene Freese and Jerry Lynch for all three of Pittsburgh’s runs. The win has the Bucs just ½ game behind San Francisco for 3rd place and actually ahead of them in the loss column.

 

CHICAGO AT ST. LOUIS

Cubs............ 0 0 0  2 2 0  0 0 1  -  5  7  1

Cardinals....... 2 1 0  0 1 0  0 0 0  -  4 13  0

Win:Elston(1-3) Loss:Humphreys(2-3) Save:McDaniel(7th)

Homeruns- E.Burton(3rd), T.McCarver(8th)

 

HOUSTON AT PITTSBURGH

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

Pirates......... 0 1 0  0 0 0  2 0    -  3  7  0

Win:Veale(19-9) Loss:Farrell(9-10)

Homeruns- J.Lynch(10th), G.Freese(10th)

 

LOS ANGELES AT NEW YORK

Dodgers......... 2 1 0  0 1 0  0 0 2  -  6  6  0

Mets............ 0 1 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  1  6  4

Win:Drysdale(20-9) Loss:Cisco(5-12)

Homeruns- F.Howard(13th)

 

LOS ANGELES AT NEW YORK

Dodgers......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  1 1 0  -  2  3  1

Mets............ 0 0 2  0 2 2  1 0    -  7 10  0

Win:Parsons(1-0) Loss:Singer(0-1)

 

MILWAUKEE AT CINCINNATI

Braves.......... 0 0 0  2 1 2  0 0 0  -  5  9  1

Reds............ 2 4 0  0 0 0  0 0    -  6  8  1

Win:Jay(11-4) Loss:Spahn(7-11) Save:McCool(5th)

Homeruns- V.Pinson(16th)

 

SAN FRANCISCO AT PHILADELPHIA

Giants.......... 0 0 0  0 0 4  0 0 1  -  5  7  1

Phillies........ 0 0 2  0 4 2  0 0    -  8 12  0

Win:Short(18-7) Loss:Hendley(8-11)

Homeruns- O.Cepeda(37th), J.Hart(29th), W.McCovey(20th), F.Thomas(5th)

 

 

National League Standings

Team           W   L   Pct    GB  L10  Stk

Philadelphia  76  57  0.571    -  7-3  4W

Milwaukee     75  59  0.560   1.5 5-5  1L

San Francisco 75  61  0.551   2.5 7-3  1L

Pittsburgh    73  60  0.549   3.0 6-4  4W

Cincinnati    73  61  0.545   3.5 7-3  1W

Chicago       67  67  0.500   9.5 7-3  2W

Los Angeles   66  67  0.496  10.0 2-8  1L

St. Louis     66  68  0.493  10.5 4-6  3L

Houston       56  80  0.412  21.5 1-9  7L

New York      44  91  0.326  33.0 2-8  1W

 

INJURY REPORT

Frank Boling, Milwaukee – returns September 8th.

 

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Good to see Mantle back in the hunt. Let's hope that they're good spoilers.

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

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Hi Gary
It's starting to get late for some of the teams in the AL if they are going to make a run they better step it up. In the NL what a 5 team race this is turning out to be. It will be interesting to see if the Phillies don't repeat the real story line in 64 or will they hold off the other 4 teams and win it. I'm still having a hard time seeing the Red Birds 10.5 games out what a head scratcher that is. Looking forward to the final push for the pennants in both leagues but especially in the NL. Great stuff as always Gary good luck the rest of the way.
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Hi Gary,


The Cubs and Dodgers look like they could be the spoilers this month. I agree with J.Q. that the Cardinals just don't make much sense. While Strat is very good at duplicating the stats of players, it often fails to replicate the intangibles that make champions of teams each year. The dice don't have a heart, ball players do. 

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thekline wrote:
Hi Gary,

The Cubs and Dodgers look like they could be the spoilers this month. I agree with J.Q. that the Cardinals just don't make much sense. While Strat is very good at duplicating the stats of players, it often fails to replicate the intangibles that make champions of teams each year. The dice don't have a heart, ball players do. 
I have to admit that the Cards puzzle me too.  Much of it seems to be that Gibson is just snakebit.  He can't seem to put 9 innings together very often. There are a holes on offense - second base and right field, mostly. Not much bench.  Until Barney Schultz arrived, there was no bullpen.  I am more inclined to believe that this Cardinal team was just not that good.  They got hot late in the year to take advantage of the Philly Phold but the Reds, Giants and Phils - not to mention the Braves - seem like better teams.

  

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Nothing changes as top 5 teams all win

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American League

Saturday, September 5th, 1964

 

D.C. Stadium, Washington, D.C. – Once again Frank Kreutzer pitched a good game for Washington.  His offense had managed two runs off of Hank Aguirre as Kreutzer tried to nurse that into a win. Still leading 2-0 going into the 8th, Kreutzer was finally touched for a pair of runs on a Norm Cash sacrifice fly and a Dick McAuliffe single. Ron Kline replaced Kreutzer and the game headed into the bottom of the 9th still tied. Aguirre finally got into trouble when Don Lock singled and Joe Cunningham doubled with one out. Catcher Don Leppert was intentionally walked to set up the force at home and Fred Gladding trotted out from the bullpen.  The rookie Gladding continued his fine season as he struck out a pair of pinch hitters to keep Tiger hopes alive. That paid off in the 10th. Jim Hannan was pitching and got two quick outs. He then walked the next three batters. Mike Roarke singled home a pair and the Tigers led 4-2. Gladding easily made that stand to pick up his 10th win, all in relief and the Tigers kept pace with all of the other contenders (who also won their games).

 

Comiskey Park, Chicago – It was a dandy of a pitching duel in Chicago where Gary Peters and Cleveland’s Jack Kralick faced off. Fast forward to the 8th inning. The game was still scoreless when Leon Wagner flat out booted a routine fly ball to put Jerry McNertney at second. Mike Hershberger bunted him to third and Al Weis bunted him home for a 1-0 lead – all without a hit. Peters then finished off the Indians for a nifty 3-hitter to win the 1-0 heartbreaker. Kralick himself tossed a 4-hitter and should still be in there pitching if not for Wagner’s gaffe.

 

Metropolitan Stadium, Minneapolis – There was no repeat of yesterday when the Twins had trouble scoring against Boston.  Tony Oliva and even pitcher Jim Kaat homered in a 7-run second inning. The Twins made it 9-1 by the third and coasted to an easy 10-2 win over Boston. Kaat went 7 strong innings and then left with the big lead to pick up his 16th win. Most of the regulars got a rest with the big lead though Zoilo Versalles did manage to stick around and picked up 3 RBI’s for his troubles.

 

Municipal Stadium, Kansas City – The A’s started rookie Lew Krausse against the veteran Whitey Ford but it was not much of a contest. Joe Pepitone homered in the second for a 2-0 lead that Ford never relinquished. Roger Maris later homered among his 3 hits while Tom Tresh and Clete Boyer joined him with 3 hits.  Ford went the distance and the Yankees easily won 7-2.

 

Chavez Ravine, Los Angeles – The Orioles got a grand slam from Sam Bowens in the 2nd off of George Brunet and it looked like a walk in the park with a 5-0 lead.  Frank Bertaina started for Baltimore and had pitched great in 2 previous starts but he let the Angels get right back into the game as they pounded him for 4 runs to make it a close 5-4 game. Both starters were gone already so the bullpens took over with neither team scoring until Boog Powell deposited a Barry Latman pitch into the seats for a 7-4 lead. The Orioles added insurance in the 9th to win it 9-4.  Harvey Haddix pitched 3 innings in relief to get the win.   

 

BALTIMORE AT LOS ANGELES (A)

Orioles......... 0 5 0  0 0 0  2 0 2  -  9 12  0

Angels.......... 0 4 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  4  9  2

Win:Haddix(5-2) Loss:Brunet(1-3) Save:Hall(13th)

Homeruns- S.Bowens(22nd), B.Powell(42nd)

 

BOSTON AT MINNESOTA

Red Sox......... 1 0 0  0 1 0  0 0 0  -  2  9  1

Twins........... 0 7 2  0 0 0  1 0    - 10 11  0

Win:Kaat(16-14) Loss:Morehead(8-8)

Homeruns- T.Oliva(26th), J.Kaat(2nd)

 

CLEVELAND AT CHICAGO (A)

Indians......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0  3  1

White Sox....... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 1    -  1  4  0

Win:Peters(15-11) Loss:Kralick(9-10)

 

DETROIT AT WASHINGTON

Tigers.......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 2 0  2 -  4  7  0

Senators........ 0 1 0  0 1 0  0 0 0  0 -  2  8  0

Win:Gladding(10-2) Loss:Hannan(4-6)

 

NEW YORK (A) AT KANSAS CITY

Yankees......... 0 2 1  0 0 2  1 0 1  -  7 15  0

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

Win:Ford(16-10) Loss:Krausse(0-1)

Homeruns- R.Maris(18th), J.Pepitone(26th), D.Edwards(11th), D.Green(7th)

 

American League Standings

Team           W   L  Pct.     GB   L10  Stk

Detroit       84  55  0.604     -   5-5  2W

Baltimore     78  58  0.574    4.5  7-3  1W

Minnesota     75  61  0.555    7.0  7-3  1W

Chicago       75  62  0.551    7.5  6-4  4W

New York      70  64  0.522   11.5  8-2  5W

Los Angeles   70  71  0.496   15.0  4-6  1L

Cleveland     66  70  0.485   16.5  3-7  2L

Kansas City   61  76  0.445   22.0  4-6  2L

Boston        56  82  0.406   27.5  4-6  1L

Washington    50  88  0.362   33.5  3-7  3L

 

INJURY REPORT

Robin Roberts, Baltimore – returns September 7th.

Max Alvis, Cleveland – returns September 7th.

Bill Freehan, Detroit – returns September 10th.

Billy Moran, Cleveland – returns September 12th.

Frank Malzone, Boston – returns September 13th.

 

TRANSACTIONS. The New York Yankees have received pitcher Pedro Ramos in return for a player to be named later. 

 

The Baltimore Orioles have purchased the contract of veteran outfielder Lenny Green from the Los Angeles Angels.

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Race tightens as Bunning drops a close one and other contenders all win.

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National League

Saturday, September 5th, 1964

 

Shea Stadium, New York – The Dodgers gave Nick Willhite a start but the lefty got into hot water early against the Mets. He fell behind 2-0 in the first and Ron Hunt homered to make it 3-2 but all in all, Willhite was hurt more by poor fielding. The Dodgers had come back and had even taken a lead against Dennis Ribant thanks mostly to Willie Davis and his 3 RBI’s. But Jim Hickman drove in a pair in the 7th and the Mets had re-taken the lead at 6-5.  Bill Wakefield did a fine job of escaping a 9th inning jam and held on for the Mets win.

 

Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia – Jim Bunning took a no-hitter into the 6th and had a 1-hitter in the 7th when the Giants finally bunched 3 hits.  That produced 2 runs and those were just enough to defeat the Philly ace 2-1.  Bob Bolin went into the 9th nursing that 2-1 lead but Clay Dalrymple led off with a single and was bunted to second where Adolpho Phillips pinch ran for him. That brought out Jim Duffalo to face pinch hitter Costen Shockley, who promptly singled.  A conservative call at third held Phillips from trying to score with one out. Tony Phillips grounded out with the infield in and pinch hitter Ruben Amaro flew out and the Giants had won a close one, 2-1.    

 

Crosley Field, Cincinnati – In another big game that ended with a close score, Tony Cloninger won his 19th as he held the Reds to 4 hits and just 1 run.  The Braves had put together a small rally against John Tsitouris with Cloninger squeezing home a run to tie and Lee Maye singled home the go ahead run.  But the game really came down to one play. With two outs in the bottom of the 9th, Frank Robinson crushed a line drive into the gap in right center.  Robby raced around the bases and did not stop at third as he headed for home and a tie game.  The throw from Hank Aaron went to Mike De la Hoz who relayed it to Joe Torre at the plate.  Torre made a great block of home and tagged out Robinson for the final out and the 2-1 win.

 

Busch Stadium, St. Louis – Bob Buhl was lit up by the Cardinals as they scored 6 quick runs in the first two innings, sending Buhl to a quick shower. They just kept adding to that, scoring 11 runs on 19 hits for the day.  The top of the order produced 9 hits between Lou Brock, Curt Flood, and Dick Groat. Bob Gibson got the start and tossed a complete game while striking out 10 for the 11-3 win.

 

Forbes Field, Pittsburgh – Roberto Clemente tripled home a run in the first and came home on a Willie Stargell groundout.  And those 2 runs were all that the Pirates could muster against Don Nottebart and the Colts. But Joe Gibbon held the Colts to just 3 hits and one run to win the 3rd 2-1 decision of the day (see Philly-S.F. and Cincy – Milwaukee). Gibbon was a bit wild (6 walks) but gave up so few hits that it did not much matter.

 

CHICAGO AT ST. LOUIS

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

Cardinals....... 4 2 0  1 1 2  1 0    - 11 19  0

Win:Gibson(15-13) Loss:Buhl(10-12)

Homeruns- R.Santo(21st), M.Shannon(6th)

 

HOUSTON AT PITTSBURGH

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

Pirates......... 2 0 0  0 0 0  0 0    -  2  7  1

Win:Gibbon(8-10) Loss:Nottebart(2-17)

 

LOS ANGELES AT NEW YORK

Dodgers......... 0 0 2  0 2 1  0 0 0  -  5 12  2

Mets............ 2 0 1  1 0 0  2 0    -  6 11  0

Win:Ribant(1-3) Loss:Willhite(0-2) Save:Wakefield(3rd)

Homeruns- R.Hunt(11th)

 

MILWAUKEE AT CINCINNATI

Braves.......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  2 0 0  -  2 10  0

Reds............ 0 0 0  1 0 0  0 0 0  -  1  4  1

Win:Cloninger(19-7) Loss:Tsitouris(8-11)

 

SAN FRANCISCO AT PHILADELPHIA

Giants.......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  2 0 0  -  2  5  0

Phillies........ 0 0 1  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  1  8  0

Win:Bolin(12-7) Loss:Bunning(17-10) Save:Duffalo(8th)

 

National League Standings

Team           W   L  Pct     GB  L10  Stk

Philadelphia  76  58  0.567    -  6-4  1L

Milwaukee     76  59  0.563   0.5 5-5  1W

San Francisco 76  61  0.555   1.5 7-3  1W

Pittsburgh    74  60  0.552   2.0 7-3  5W

Cincinnati    73  62  0.541   3.5 6-4  1L

Chicago       67  68  0.496   9.5 7-3  1L

St. Louis     67  68  0.496   9.5 5-5  1W

Los Angeles   66  68  0.493  10.0 2-8  2L

Houston       56  81  0.409  21.5 1-9  8L

New York      45  91  0.331  32.0 3-7  2W

 

INJURY REPORT

Frank Boling, Milwaukee – returns September 8th.

 

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Hi Gary,
Wow losing games like the Phillies just did can be huge as the race tightens up.
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What an exciting day in the NL! Bunning takes a no-hitter into the sixth but loses to the Giants who pick up a game on the Phillies, and the Braves win in style on Aaron's game-ending assist. And the Pirates continue to contend. It looks like four-team race. It could be five, but the Reds just can't seem to break through.

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Too little too late? Yanks win 6th straight

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American League

Sunday, September 6th, 1964

 

D.C. Stadium, Washington, D.C. – Taking care of business.  When you are in first and expect to win, you need to beat the teams you are supposed to beat. The Tigers were playing the last place Senators and took care of business. They quickly piled up 4 runs after an error prolonged the second inning and never looked back. The weakest link on the pitching staff, Phil Regan, was pitching and he did well enough to hold the lead.  Larry Sherry pitched the last two innings to squelch any thoughts of a comeback and the Tigers casually won 7-3. Don Wert led the way with 3 hits and Bill Bruton had a pair of hits and 3 RBI’s for the leaders.

 

Comiskey Park, Chicago – Chicago tossed its 4th shutout in 5 games and its second straight 1-0 game as Juan Pizarro shut down the Indians on 7 hits.  Sam McDowell faced him and only allowed 3 hits but 2 of them came in the first inning and, coupled with a walk, produced the game’s only run. But the shutout string had to end and that happened in the second game. Woodie Held caught a Ray Herbert fastball and Cleveland had a 2-0 lead in the 2nd. Herbert was not finished giving up homeruns as Vic Davalillo and Chico Salmon both connected for a 4-0 lead. Lee Stange was pitching one of his best games of the season, holding Chicago to just 4 hits and a single run as the Chicago winning streak was also ended by the 4-1 Cleveland victory.

 

Metropolitan Stadium, Minneapolis – Once again Mudcat Grant did not pitch well and after Boston took a 5-4 lead in the 7th, Dick Radatz lumbered out of the bullpen and Twins’ hopes faded. It was still 5-4 going into the bottom of the 9th and the Monster was still pitching. But maybe Radatz is starting to suffer from overuse. Tony Oliva led off with a double.  Harmon Killebrew was hit by a pitch (and incidentally, had to leave the game and will miss tomorrow’s double header against New York). Jimmie Hall bunted the runners over.  Bobby Allison drew a walk to load the bases.  Earl Battey stepped to the plate and rifled a shot down the line for a stand up double and a 6-4 win. Just called up Gary Dotter got the Minnesota win in relief.

 

Municipal Stadium, Kansas City – Speaking of taking care of business, the surging Yankees made it a sweep in Kansas City as Jim Bouton only made one mistake but otherwise held the A’s to 4 hits and just one run on Ed Charles’ homerun.  Joe Pepitone answered that to tie it while Tom Tresh singled home a run. A pair of errors led to 2 more runs and Bouton got a nice 4-1 win to sweep the 3-game set and move the Yankee winning streak to 6 games.

 

Chavez Ravine, Los Angeles – What a costly, costly mistake.  Rookie Wally Bunker carried a slim 1-0 lead into the 9th as Baltimore faced Los Angeles. Bunker got the first out, dangerous Joe Adcock, and Oriole fans listening on their radios breathed a sigh of relief. Jimmy Piersall singled, but following a conference on the mound, Hank Bauer left the rookie in to get his shutout. Next up was the switch hitting catcher Bob Rodgers.  Rodgers is a great glove man but is not known for his power. Bunker threw a nice pitch low and inside but somehow Rodgers caught a hold of it and knocked the ball down the line for a homerun; only his 3rd of the year. [SOM note – HR 1-4; rolled a 2]. That was the game winner as a stunned Bunker trudged off the mound hanging his head.  After the game, Bauer took the blame. “I should have pulled the kid and let the veteran Dick Hall go after the win.  We need every win we can get at this stage of the season.”   

 

BALTIMORE AT LOS ANGELES (A)

Orioles......... 0 0 1  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  1  6  0

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

Win:Osinski(6-4) Loss:Bunker(14-10)

Homeruns- B.Rodgers(3rd)

 

BOSTON AT MINNESOTA

Red Sox......... 0 1 1  0 0 1  2 0 0  -  5 10  1

Twins........... 0 2 0  0 1 1  0 0 2  -  6 12  2

Win:Dotter(1-0) Loss:Radatz(6-10)

 

CLEVELAND AT CHICAGO (A)

Indians......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0  7  0

White Sox....... 1 0 0  0 0 0  0 0    -  1  3  0

Win:Pizarro(14-6) Loss:McDowell(11-8)

 

CLEVELAND AT CHICAGO (A)

Indians......... 0 2 1  1 0 0  0 0 0  -  4  8  1

White Sox....... 0 0 0  0 0 1  0 0 0  -  1  4  0

Win:Stange(10-5) Loss:Herbert(6-8)

Homeruns- V.Davalillo(9th), C.Salmon(5th), W.Held(15th)

 

DETROIT AT WASHINGTON

Tigers.......... 0 4 1  0 0 0  0 1 1  -  7 13  0

Senators........ 0 2 0  0 0 0  1 0 0  -  3 10  2

Win:Regan(7-8) Loss:Narum(9-15) Save:Sherry(4th)

 

NEW YORK (A) AT KANSAS CITY

Yankees......... 0 0 0  0 1 1  2 0 0  -  4 10  2

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

Win:Bouton(14-8) Loss:Drabowsky(6-8)

Homeruns- J.Pepitone(27th), E.Charles(18th)

   

American League Standings

Team           W   L  Pct.     GB   L10  Stk

Detroit       85  55  0.607     -   5-5  3W

Baltimore     78  59  0.569    5.5  6-4  1L

Minnesota     76  61  0.558    7.0  7-3  2W

Chicago       76  63  0.550    8.0  6-4  1L

New York      71  64  0.526   11.5  9-1  6W

Los Angeles   71  71  0.500   15.0  4-6  1W

Cleveland     67  71  0.486   17.0  4-6  1W

Kansas City   61  77  0.442   23.0  4-6  3L

Boston        56  83  0.403   28.5  3-7  2L

Washington    50  89  0.360   34.5  2-8  4L

 

INJURY REPORT

Harmon Killebrew, Minnesota – returns September 8th.

Bill Freehan, Detroit – returns September 10th.

Billy Moran, Cleveland – returns September 12th.

Frank Malzone, Boston – returns September 13th.

 

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Phillies turn the tables on Giants while hot Pittsburgh wins its 6th straight.

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National League

Sunday, September 6th, 1964

 

Shea Stadium, New York – In a well-pitched matchup between the Dodgers’ Phil Ortega and the Mets’ Tracy Stallard, neither team could get an advantage. The Dodgers scored first on an Ortega squeeze play. The Mets took a 2-1 lead following some questionable Dodger fielding and a Charlie Smith homerun. Ron Fairly answered that with a solo shot and the game was still tied heading into the bottom of the 9th. Bob Miller got into immediate trouble when Jesse Gonder and George Altman singled. Smith moved them along with a bunt and Roy McMillan was intentionally passed. Pinch hitter Larry Elliot then ripped a single and the game was over with a 3-2 Mets’ victory. Stallard went the distance to pick up the win.

 

Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia – The Phillies turned the tables on the Giants as today they won a tight 1-run game. Tony Taylor led off the bottom of the first with a single off of Juan Marichal. Bobby Wine then beat out a bunt and the runners were moved along by a Richie Allen bunt. Johnny Callison then hit a fly deep to score Taylor.  And that folks, was the ballgame. Even though Marichal was hurt batting in the 4th, the San Francisco bullpen kept the Phillies from scoring any further. But Dennis Bennett pitched the game of the year for him as he held the mighty Giants to 5 hits and no runs. His defense was sparkling behind him as they turned 3 double plays and no miscues. The win keeps the Phillies in first as we head to Labor Day and the Giants drop to 4th.   

 

Crosley Field, Cincinnati – For the second day in a row, the Braves got masterful pitching to beat the Reds 2-1 and keep pace with the winning Phillies. Today it was Bob Sadowski who tossed a 6-hitter and survived a pair of errors from his defense to win his 10th. Ed Bailey singled home Hank Aaron and Felipe Alou in the 2nd inning for Milwaukee’s only runs.  They only managed 5 hits off of Bob Purkey but that key 2nd inning was just enough to win it.

 

Busch Stadium, St. Louis – It was a see-saw game in St. Louis which saw the Cards get a 2-0 lead. Then the Cubs cut the lead to 2-1 lead on Billy Williams’ homerun. Then the Cards surged out to a 3-1 lead only to see the Cubs tie it at 3-3 and end Curt Simmons’ bid for his 17th win.  Both bullpens were in, when in the 9th, back-to-back doubles by Julian Javier and Tim McCarver ended the game in a 4-3 Cardinal victory.  Ancient knuckleballer Barney Schultz got the win in relief.

 

Forbes Field, Pittsburgh – As in the AL, another team taking care of business is Pittsburgh. The Pirates stuffed the Colts, handing Houston its 9th straight loss in a game that was never close. Wilbur Wood was just picked up from Boston’s minor league team and got the start for Pittsburgh.  The youngster held the Colts to just 1 run over the first 8 innings though he left after tiring in the 9th. Still, it was an impressive win as the Pirates moved into 3rd place with a 10-3 win; their 6th straight. The Pirates laced 3 triples led by Jerry Lynch who drove in 4 runs.

 

CHICAGO AT ST. LOUIS

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

Cardinals....... 0 2 0  0 0 1  0 0 1  -  4  6  1

Win:Schultz(2-2) Loss:Jaeckel(0-1)

Homeruns- B.Williams(27th)

 

HOUSTON AT PITTSBURGH

Colt 45's....... 0 0 1  0 0 0  0 0 2  -  3  7  1

Pirates......... 0 3 2  0 4 0  0 1    - 10 17  2

Win:Wood(1-0) Loss:Johnson(11-15)

 

LOS ANGELES AT NEW YORK

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

Mets............ 0 0 0  0 0 0  2 0 1  -  3  9  1

Win:Stallard(9-17) Loss:Miller(11-5)

Homeruns- R.Fairly(9th), C.Smith(15th)

 

MILWAUKEE AT CINCINNATI

Braves.......... 0 2 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  2  5  2

Reds............ 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 1  -  1  6  0

Win:Sadowski(10-4) Loss:Purkey(7-8)

Homeruns- D.Johnson(12th)

 

SAN FRANCISCO AT PHILADELPHIA

Giants.......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0  5  0

Phillies........ 1 0 0  0 0 0  0 0    -  1  7  1

Win:Bennett(11-12) Loss:Marichal(17-12)

 

 

National League Standings

Team           W   L  Pct     GB  L10  Stk

Philadelphia  77  58  0.570    -  7-3  1W

Milwaukee     77  59  0.566   0.5 6-4  2W

Pittsburgh    75  60  0.556   2.0 8-2  6W

San Francisco 76  62  0.551   2.5 6-4  1L

Cincinnati    73  63  0.537   4.5 6-4  2L

St. Louis     68  68  0.500   9.5 6-4  2W

Chicago       67  69  0.493  10.5 6-4  2L

Los Angeles   66  69  0.489  11.0 2-8  3L

Houston       56  82  0.406  22.5 1-9  9L

New York      46  91  0.336  32.0 3-7  3W

 

INJURY REPORT

Frank Bolling, Milwaukee – returns September 8th.

Juan Marichal, San Francisco – returns September 10th.

Rusty Staub, Houston – returns September 14th.

 

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Labor Day 1964 - full of double headers - or at least a few. Yankees streaking; Tigers stumbling.

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American League

Labor Day

Monday, September 7th, 1964

 

D.C. Stadium, Washington, D.C. – The White Sox came to town for a gala holiday double header.  With John Buzhardt going, Chicago fans expected to hear a win over the radio. But it was the Senators that got the early lead when they plated a pair on a Don Lock double and a Dick Phillips single. The White Sox quickly made that up and more as they scored 3 runs in the 5th for a 3-2 lead. With the best bullpen in the AL, Chicago expected to hang on so when Don Blasingame doubled off of Buzhardt in the bottom of the 7th, Eddie Fisher quickly trotted out. And he stunk – to put it mildly. John Kennedy doubled to tie the game. Chuck Hinton singled home Kennedy. Fisher got Jim King but Lock then parked a homerun and the Senators had a huge 6-3 lead. That was plenty for Ron Kline to hold as Washington surprised Chicago 7-4. The second game featured highly touted rookie Bruce Howard for Chicago and rookie lefty Don Loun for Washington.  But this game was all Howard as the kid lived up to his billing by tossing a 4-hit shutout for his first major league win. Loun was hit pretty hard as Chicago had a total of 17 hits but only managed 5 runs in the 5-0 victory. 

 

Municipal Stadium – And Chicago’s loss only hurt more because they could have gained on Detroit. The Tigers came to Cleveland for only one game but ran into the tough rookie, Luis Tiant.  Tiant was smoking for the first 6 innings, striking out 8 and keeping the Tigers off the board. His Indian teammates had managed a 3-run inning off of Dave Wickersham earlier on a Max Alvis RBI single followed by a Woodie Held homerun. That was it, however, for Cleveland. Finally in the 7th, Tiant lost the plate, loaded the bases, and Detroit plated a pair on groundouts. But they could not get that 3rd run. Don McMahon relieved in the 8th and finished up with 2 more strikeouts while shutting off any rally to give Cleveland and Tiant a 3-2 victory.

 

Metropolitan Stadium – New York came to town to face the Twins in what was planned to be a double header.  But the weather turned and so only one game was played with a makeup game scheduled for tomorrow. In the game played Camilo Pascual went up against rookie Mel Stottlemyre and the kid once again pitched great and came out on top. Don Mincher homered in the 2nd to get the Twins moving. Tom Tresh tripled in the 4th, driving in Bobby Richardson and then scoring on a wild pitch for a 2-1 Yankee lead.  Ellie Howard’s solo shot in the 5th made it 3-1. Tony Oliva, who had 4 hits on the day, tripled in the 7th and scored on a Bob Allison fly ball but Mickey Mantle doubled in the 9th, went to third on a grounder, and scored on a wild pitch for a 4-2 lead.  And that’s how it ended as Stottlemyre finished out the game for a win.

 

Municipal Stadium – The Orioles came to town and they brought their homerun bats with them. In the opener, the Birds flew high with 5 homeruns including a pair by Jackie Brandt as they crushed Orlando Pena and the A’s by a score of 12-5.  Milt Pappas got his 21st win with ease as he only pitched 6 innings and then left with the huge lead. The second game was not much better for the A’s. Baltimore bashed 4 more homeruns including 2 by pitcher Steve Barber and Boog Powell’s 44th. Once again they scored a dozen runs and easily won 12-7 for a sweep. They are now back to within 3 games of Detroit in the loss column.

 

Chavez Ravine – The Red Sox were hosted by Los Angeles but were not treated well. The opener was a close game when Boston came from behind a 4-0 deficit to knock out starter Fred Newman and tie the game in the 7th though Angel errors were the main culprit. The game went into the 13th when Joe Adcock just missed a game winning homerun, settling for a double off the wall with 2 outs. Hot Bob Rodgers came up and singled home Adcock for the 5-4 win. The second game was a brilliant pitching performance by young Aubrey Gatewood who evened his record with a nifty 4-hit shutout of the Red Sox. Pete Charton started for Boston and also pitched well, getting nickel and dimed for single runs in the 3rd and 4th and serving up a solo shot to Lu Clinton in the 6th.  The final was 3-0 and a deserving win for Gatewood.   

 

BALTIMORE AT KANSAS CITY

Orioles......... 2 1 0  2 3 0  4 0 0  - 12 12  0

A's............. 0 0 1  0 1 0  2 1 0  -  5 11  2

Win:Pappas(21-6) Loss:Pena(10-16) Save:Jones(1st)

Homeruns- J.Brandt-2(12th), N.Siebern(13th), B.Powell(43rd), C.Lau(3rd), L.Stahl(1st)

 

BALTIMORE AT KANSAS CITY

Orioles......... 3 2 4  2 0 0  1 0 0  - 12 17  0

A's............. 0 0 1  0 0 0  2 4 0  -  7 10  2

Win:Barber(7-8) Loss:Odom(0-1)

Homeruns- L.Aparicio(18th), B.Powell(44th), S.Barber-2(2nd), D.Green(8th), D.Edwards(12th), T.Reynolds(4th)

 

BOSTON AT LOS ANGELES (A)

Red Sox......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  4 0 0  0 0 0  0 -  4 11  3

Angels.......... 0 0 0  1 0 3  0 0 0  0 0 0  1 -  5 18  2

Win:Sukla(1-0) Loss:Ritchie(2-4)

 

BOSTON AT LOS ANGELES (A)

Red Sox......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0  4  0

Angels.......... 0 0 1  1 0 1  0 0    -  3  7  0

Win:Gatewood(3-3) Loss:Charton(3-4)

Homeruns- L.Clinton(2nd)

 

CHICAGO (A) AT WASHINGTON

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

Senators........ 0 0 0  2 0 0  4 1    -  7 14  2

Win:Daniels(6-10) Loss:Fisher(8-6) Save:Kline(11th)

Homeruns- D.Lock(24th)

 

CHICAGO (A) AT WASHINGTON

White Sox....... 1 1 0  0 0 3  0 0 0  -  5 17  0

Senators........ 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0  3  0

Win:Howard(1-0) Loss:Loun(0-1)

 

DETROIT AT CLEVELAND

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

Indians......... 0 3 0  0 0 0  0 0    -  3  6  0

Win:Tiant(8-3) Loss:Wickersham(18-9) Save:McMahon(15th)

Homeruns- W.Held(16th)

 

NEW YORK (A) AT MINNESOTA

Yankees......... 0 0 0  2 1 0  0 0 1  -  4  7  0

Twins........... 0 1 0  0 0 0  1 0 0  -  2 10  0

Win:Stottlemyre(3-2) Loss:Pascual(17-10)

Homeruns- E.Howard(14th), D.Mincher(18th)

 

American League Standings

Team           W   L   Pct.    GB   L10  Stk

Detroit       85  56  0.603     -   5-5  1L

Baltimore     80  59  0.576    4.0  6-4  2W

Minnesota     76  62  0.554    7.0  6-4  1L

Chicago       77  64  0.549    7.5  7-3  1W

New York      72  64  0.529   10.5  9-1  7W

Los Angeles   73  71  0.507   13.5  6-4  3W

Cleveland     68  71  0.489   16.0  5-5  2W

Kansas City   61  79  0.436   23.5  3-7  5L

Boston        56  85  0.397   29.0  3-7  4L

Washington    51  90  0.362   34.0  2-8  1L

 

INJURY REPORT

Bill Freehan, Detroit – returns September 10th.

Ed Charles, Kansas City – returns September 10th.

Billy Moran, Cleveland – returns September 12th.

Norm Siebern, Baltimore – returns September 12th.

Frank Malzone, Boston – returns September 13th.

 

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Labor Day sweeps by Phillies and Braves add to their leads.

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National League

Labor Day

Monday, September 7th, 1964

 

It’s Labor Day and everyone had a gala, holiday double header planned.

 

Shea Stadium – With nothing on the line, both the Mets and Colts were able to take a look at some young players today. The opener featured rookie Larry Dierker pitching for Houston against established Jack Fisher of the Mets. Dierker pitched great, only allowing two earned runs over 7 innings. His Colts had scored 4 unearned runs in the 5th with 2-run singles by rookie Sonny Jackson and Al Spangler. They even added an earned run in the 9th for a 5-2 lead and Dierker was set to get his first win. Except, the Mets starting hitting reliever Claude Raymond and then an error had runners at 2nd and 3rd with two outs and the lead down to 5-4. Hal Woodeschick came on to pitch to pinch hitter Chris Cannizzaro. With first base open, they walked the hot rookie. Charlie Smith now came to bat and drilled a solid single. Two runs scored and the Mets had pulled out a 6-5 win.  That was Houston’s 10th straight loss.  But it got worse.  In the second game, Ron Locke started for New York and pitched well but Chris Zachary got his first start for Houston and the two were tangled in a 3-3 tie going into the bottom of the 7th. Ed Kranepool had homered twice off of Zachary while Jim Beauchamp had homered once off of Locke. Jim Owens relieved and immediately was touched by another Larry Elliot pinch hit; this time a homerun (Elliot is now 6 for 16 as a PH). This put the Mets in the lead for good.  They added some insurance and went on to hand Houston its 11th straight loss, 5-3.

 

Connie Mack Stadium – And you can basically count the Dodgers out of the race.  They will not defend their title. Don Drysdale looked like he was headed for another shutout and a 1-0 win when an error allowed Philadelphia to tie the game at 1-1 in the 6th.  And that’s how it stayed.  Drysdale was starting on 2 day’s rest and so left after 8 innings. And that was it. Howie Reed took over in the 9th but walked Adolpho Phillips leading off. Tony Taylor bunted him to second before Reed got Johnny Hernnstein. Rookie Richie Allen came up and ended the game with his 26th homerun of the year. The second game featured more scoring but the same result. The Phillies toasted starter Larry Miller for 3 runs in the first and another in the second. Though he settled down after that. Rookie Rick Wise started for Philly but he got toasted and relieved when the Dodgers rapped out 5 hits and scored 3 times in the 3rd. Bobby Locke relieved for Philly and did a great job, going 4 innings. But the Dodgers still tied it in the 7th on a passed ball with a man on third. But that did not last long as Miller got into trouble and Ron Perranoski could not help and the Phillies took a 5-4 lead. They added another run in the 8th, Bobby Shantz relieved Ed Roebuck and the Phillies had a sweep.  

 

Wrigley Field Field – Both games were similar as Milwaukee came to town. In the opener, Larry Jackson was pounded early as he gave up homeruns to just about everyone. All told he allowed 4 homeruns and left trailing 7-5. Denny Lemaster started for Milwaukee but he was also burnt early for 4 runs as Joe Schaeffer homered and Billy Williams had 4 hits. Lemaster gave up 6 runs but struck out 11 and stayed for the entire game; a 7-6 Milwaukee win. In the second game, Lew Burdette got pounded early by Milwaukee but the Braves lost Hank Aaron for a few games and then tried to blow a 7-3 lead. Billy Hoeft was called on to relieve starter Danny Schneider and held on for an 8-6 win. Lee Maye had a homer in each game and Joe Torre went 5 for 8 with 2 homers in the 2 games to lead the Braves.

 

Busch Stadium – Johnny Keane is pretty much resigned to the fact that he will be gone after the season. His Cardinals were just doubled up by the Reds by identical 3-2 scores. In the opener, the Reds got to Roger Craig with a 3-run 5th inning thanks to an error and a 2-run single by Pete Rose. Jim Maloney was not sharp but carried that 3-0 lead into the 6th. The Cards fought back with 2 of their own and only great pitching kept the Cards from tying the game.  When St. Louis got a man on board in the 7th with one out, Reds’ bullpen ace, Billy McCool, ran out onto the field. He completely shut down the Cards the rest of the way for the 3-2 win. The second game played a bit closer as the two teams traded leads but the game was tied 2-2 going into the 8th. Here, Leo Cardenas drilled a solo homerun for a 3-2 lead.  Jim O’Toole did not need help to hold that lead for their second 3-2 win of the day.  At over 10 games back in the loss column on Labor Day, St. Louis is out of the running for good now.

 

Forbes Field – The opener in Pittsburgh featured great pitching from young Ron Herbel of the Giants and veteran Vern Law for the home Bucs. Bill Virdon singled home Smokey Burgess with 2 outs in the 3rd for the first score of the game. Herbel did not allow any more but left for a pinch hitter in the 8th. Billy Pierce relieved and served up an insurance homerun to Roberto Clemente for a 2-0 Pirate lead.  Law made that stand with a nice 5-hit shutout for Pittsburgh’s 7th straight win. But Bob Friend could not continue the streak as Orlando Cepeda snapped the Giants out of their doldrums with a 3-run blast in a 5-run 3rd inning.  That big lead was just enough for Dick Estelle in his very first major league appearance. Estelle went 7 innings and only allowed 3 hits but one of them was a 3-run shot by Donn Clendenon that cut the lead to 5-4 at the time. The Giants got an extra run and needed it when Willie Mays made a rare error that allowed the Pirates to close to 6-5. Jim Duffalo came on and got the rookie out of trouble to save the narrow 6-5 win and stop the Pirates winning streak.

 

CINCINNATI AT ST. LOUIS

Reds............ 0 0 0  0 3 0  0 0 0  -  3  7  1

Cardinals....... 0 0 0  0 0 2  0 0 0  -  2  8  2

Win:Maloney(12-9) Loss:Craig(8-6) Save:McCool(6th)

 

CINCINNATI AT ST. LOUIS

Reds............ 0 0 0  2 0 0  0 1 0  -  3  7  1

Cardinals....... 0 0 0  1 1 0  0 0 0  -  2 12  0

Win:O'Toole(11-10) Loss:Taylor(1-2)

Homeruns- L.Cardenas(15th)

 

HOUSTON AT NEW YORK

Colt 45's....... 0 0 0  0 4 0  0 0 1  -  5  8  3

Mets............ 0 0 0  0 1 1  0 0 4  -  6 12  2

Win:Kroll(2-1) Loss:Raymond(0-4)

Homeruns- H.Taylor(4th)

 

HOUSTON AT NEW YORK

Colt 45's....... 1 0 0  1 0 0  1 0 0  -  3  8  1

Mets............ 0 0 1  1 1 0  1 1    -  5 11  2

Win:Willey(4-1) Loss:Owens(6-6) Save:Wakefield(4th)

Homeruns- J.Beauchamp(3rd), E.Kranepool-2(6th), L.Elliot(8th)

 

LOS ANGELES AT PHILADELPHIA

Dodgers......... 0 0 0  0 1 0  0 0 0  -  1  6  1

Phillies........ 0 0 0  0 0 1  0 0 2  -  3  6  0

Win:Shantz(6-2) Loss:Reed(5-4)

Homeruns- R.Allen(26th)

 

LOS ANGELES AT PHILADELPHIA

Dodgers......... 0 0 3  0 0 0  1 0 0  -  4  6  1

Phillies........ 3 1 0  0 0 0  1 1    -  6 11  0

Win:Roebuck(5-5) Loss:Miller(4-7) Save:Shantz(8th)

 

MILWAUKEE AT CHICAGO

Braves.......... 3 0 1  2 1 0  0 0 0  -  7 10  1

Cubs............ 4 0 0  1 0 0  1 0 0  -  6 12  0

Win:Lemaster(14-9) Loss:Jackson(23-7)

Homeruns- L.Maye(12th), R.Carty(22nd), J.Torre-2(17th), J.Schaffer(3rd)

 

MILWAUKEE AT CHICAGO

Braves.......... 0 2 4  1 0 0  0 0 1  -  8 15  1

Cubs............ 0 0 2  0 1 2  0 0 1  -  6 12  0

Win:Schneider(3-2) Loss:Burdette(5-12) Save:Hoeft(7th)

Homeruns- L.Maye(13th), E.Banks(20th)

 

SAN FRANCISCO AT PITTSBURGH

Giants.......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0  5  0

Pirates......... 0 0 1  0 0 0  0 1    -  2  6  1

Win:Law(10-5) Loss:Herbel(12-5)

Homeruns- R.Clemente(12th)

 

SAN FRANCISCO AT PITTSBURGH

Giants.......... 0 0 5  0 0 1  0 0 0  -  6  8  3

Pirates......... 1 0 0  3 0 0  0 1 0  -  5  3  2

Win:Estelle(1-0) Loss:Friend(13-13) Save:Duffalo(9th)

Homeruns- O.Cepeda(38th), G.Alley(6th), D.Clendenon(7th)

 

National League Standings

Team           W   L   Pct    GB  L10  Stk

Philadelphia  79  58  0.577    -  8-2  3W

Milwaukee     79  59  0.572   0.5 6-4  4W

Pittsburgh    76  61  0.555   3.0 7-3  1L

San Francisco 77  63  0.550   3.5 7-3  1W

Cincinnati    75  63  0.543   4.5 7-3  2W

St. Louis     68  70  0.493  11.5 5-5  2L

Chicago       67  71  0.486  12.5 4-6  4L

Los Angeles   66  71  0.482  13.0 1-9  5L

Houston       56  84  0.400  24.5 0-10 11L

New York      48  91  0.345  32.0 5-5  5W

 

INJURY REPORT

Juan Marichal, San Francisco – returns September 10th.

Pete Rose, Cincinnati – returns September 10th.

Hank Aaron, Milwaukee – returns September 11th.

Rusty Staub, Houston – returns September 14th.

 

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gwloar

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06/20/17 07:17 AM

I thought that Labor Day 1964 would be a good place for a 2-week break. My wife and I are leaving on a 2-week jaunt through the mid-west (Wisc., Iowa, Minn, UP, and western Mich.). No computer, no kids. I am hopeful that sometime in August that my schedule will lighten up and I can get back to posting more regularly. I need to finish up this 1964 season. As I told Tweek, I doubt that I have been able to play 40 games in the last 2 months. Normally, I can play 40 games in a week. I am of course actually finished with 1964 but 1965 is only just getting to Memorial Day. I do have another completed season in the hopper (1957) so likely will be posting 1957 after I finish posting 1964 rather than going directly to 1965 as originally planned.

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06/20/17 10:50 AM

Nice to see the Braves and Buccos both contending in the '64 race.

Good to see that your visiting the great state of Wisconsin!!  Have a safe journey!!

RTJR

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06/25/17 03:50 PM

Hi Gary,
I hope you have a great vacation it is well deserved. Have fun buddy.
J.Q.

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

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