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07/19/17 03:32 PM

Braves are Smokin' hot in Milwaukee. Break out those Brats and Beers.

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National League

Sunday, September 13th, 1964

 

County Stadium, Milwaukee – The Braves are writing their own championship story right now as they chalked up their 9th straight win and 12th in their last 13 and are sprinting toward the finish line. Once again it was homeruns that did the trick. With scheduled starter Hank Fischer under the weather, they started rookie Al Umbach who fell behind Cincinnati early. But Umbach settled down and the Braves came back with on a Gene Oliver homerun off of Jim O’Toole for a 4-2 lead by the 3rd inning. Rico Carty made that 6-3 after the Reds had scored again and the Braves never looked back. Bob Tiefenauer relieved the rookie and finished out for a 7-5 win that knocks Cincinnati from the ranks of the contenders.

 

Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles – Another rookie started for L.A. and though he fought some wildness early, Bill Singer did a great job before leaving the game to Ron Perranoski.  Singer pitched 8 full innings and only gave up a 1st inning run to win his first game. It looked for a long time that he might lose 1-0 since Tracy Stallard was pitching great. But Frank Howard finally drove home a run in the 7th and then Darrell Griffith, pinch hitting for Singer, singled home a pair in the 8th and Singer had his 3-1 win.

 

Colts Stadium, Houston – Bob Veale was gunning for his 21st victory and it looked like he might well get it. The Pirates were leading Don Nottebart and the Colt 45’s 1-0 until the bottom of the 8th.  Here, Walt Bond’s sacrifice fly brought home rookie Joe Morgan to tie it. Veale went 10 innings before leaving for a pinch hitter. Then Al McBean replaced him and again it looks like McBean has just seen too much work this year. In the bottom of the 11th, pinch hitter Brock Davis walked and was bunted to second by Jim Wynn. Morgan followed with a single but Davis was thrown out at the plate for the second out; but Morgan took second on the throw. Having dodged that bullet, McBean then gave up a single to Joe Gaines.  Morgan was waved around third and scored easily ahead of the throw for a Houston win. Hal Woodeschick got the win with 2 innings of relief work while Pittsburgh loses a valuable game to Milwaukee against a team they expected to beat.

 

Wrigley Field, Chicago – The Cubs are gunning for a .500 record and the much-maligned Ernie Broglio outpitched his old teammate, Bob Gibson, to put the Cubs just 1 back from .500.  Broglio had a shutout going until 2 outs in the 8th after Ken Boyer’s sacrifice fly finally got St. Louis on the board. Lindy McDaniel then took over to finish out the game for a 5-1 Chicago win. Once again, Gibson made costly mistakes at the wrong time. He served up a 3-run shot to Billy Williams and a 2-run shot to Andre Rodgers for all 5 of Chicago’s runs. The loss drops the big right-hander to 15-15 on the year.

 

Candlestick Park, San Francisco – In a big matchup of Jim Bunning and Juan Marichal, neither ace was sharp.  Frank Thomas homered for Philadelphia and the Phillies played their short game to perfection to put up 4 runs against the Dominican Dandy. But Orlando Cepeda is red hot and cranked 2 homeruns off of Bunning so that when he was pulled for a pinch hitter, the game was tied at 4-4. And once again, manager Al Dark left Marichal in the game one pitch too long. Cookie Rojas ripped a 2-run homerun in the top of the 9th for a 6-4 Philly lead. Bobby Shantz relieved Ed Roebuck and though Willie Mays doubled home one run, he was stranded at second by Shantz for a Philadelphia win.

 

CINCINNATI AT MILWAUKEE

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

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

Win:Umbach(1-0) Loss:O'Toole(11-11) Save:Tiefenauer(15th)

Homeruns- G.Oliver(11th), R.Carty(23rd)

 

NEW YORK AT LOS ANGELES

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

Dodgers......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  1 2    -  3  6  1

Win:Singer(1-1) Loss:Stallard(9-18) Save:Perranoski(18th)

 

PHILADELPHIA AT SAN FRANCISCO

Phillies........ 0 0 1  0 1 0  2 0 2  -  6  7  0

Giants.......... 0 1 0  0 0 3  0 0 1  -  5  7  0

Win:Roebuck(6-5) Loss:Marichal(17-13) Save:Shantz(9th)

Homeruns- F.Thomas(6th), C.Rojas(4th), O.Cepeda-2(42nd)

 

PITTSBURGH AT HOUSTON

Pirates......... 1 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  1 10  0

Colt 45's....... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 1 0  0 0 1  -  2 10  2

Win:Woodeshick(3-4) Loss:McBean(10-7)

 

ST. LOUIS AT CHICAGO

Cardinals....... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 1 0  -  1  8  0

Cubs............ 0 0 3  0 0 2  0 0    -  5 10  0

Win:Broglio(9-13) Loss:Gibson(15-15) Save:McDaniel(8th)

Homeruns- B.Williams(29th), A.Rodgers(13th)

  

National League Standings

Team           W   L   Pct     GB  L10  Stk

Milwaukee     84  59  0.587     -  9-1  9W

Philadelphia  81  62  0.566    3.0 5-5  1W

San Francisco 81  64  0.559    4.0 6-4  1L

Pittsburgh    79  63  0.556    4.5 7-3  1L

Cincinnati    75  68  0.524    9.0 3-7  5L

Chicago       71  72  0.497   13.0 5-5  3W

Los Angeles   70  73  0.490   14.0 4-6  2W

St. Louis     69  74  0.483   15.0 3-7  3L

Houston       59  86  0.407   26.0 3-7  1W

New York      48  96  0.333   36.5 5-5  5L

 

INJURY REPORT

Bob Lillis, Houston – returns September 15th.

Bobby Klaus, New York – returns September 15th.

Roberto Clemente – returns September 16th.

 

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07/19/17 04:17 PM

Hi Gary,
It looks like 1964 all over again for the Phillies right now. Maybe it's time for Bunning & Short to pitch the rest of the season for the Phillies. lol
J.Q.

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07/20/17 01:58 PM

Baltimore drops another game that they can't afford to lose. Detroit idle

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American League

Monday, September 14th, 1964

 

Memorial Stadium, Baltimore – On a light schedule day, the only critical matchup was Minnesota coming into Baltimore.  Minnesota opted to go with their young flame thrower, Dave Boswell, facing the veteran Robin Roberts. Boswell was wild and yielded 3 runs in the first inning and was pulled by the 2nd for Gerry Arrigo. Arrigo pitched great, only leaving in the 7th after tiring. By then, the Twins had jumped all over Roberts; driving him from the game, along with Dave Vineyard, and Ken Rowe. Earl Battey, Jimmie Hall, and MVP candidate Harmon Killebrew all cranked homeruns to rack up 10 runs.  Killer’s homerun was his 50th. Arrigo got a well-deserved win in relief with recent call-up Bill Pleis finishing up for the 12-4 win. The loss was costly for Baltimore who now drops 4 games behind Detroit in the loss column with just 15 to play. Minnesota is 5 back with 16 to play.

 

Fenway Park, Boston – In a battle for 8th place, Kansas City looks like they have wrapped it up as they came back from a 3-0 deficit with 3 in the 6th and 4 in the 8th to knock off the Red Sox 7-3. Lew Krausse started for the A’s and was hit hard in the first but recovered enough to pitch through 6 innings. Jose Santiago relieved and the youngster, who might be the luckiest pitcher on the A’s staff, ran his record to 8-0 when Doc Edwards ripped a homerun off of Jay Ritchie in the 8th to break a 3-3 tie. The A’s went on to win 7-3 with Santiago finishing up. Along with Doc Edwards and his 3-run homer, Manny Jimenez made a bid to play next year with 3 doubles while driving in 2 runs.

 

No other games were scheduled.   

 

KANSAS CITY AT BOSTON

A's............. 0 0 0  0 0 3  0 4 0  -  7 14  0

Red Sox......... 2 0 0  0 1 0  0 0 0  -  3  6  0

Win:Santiago(8-0) Loss:Lamabe(4-14)

Homeruns- D.Edwards(13th), F.Mantilla(27th)

 

MINNESOTA AT BALTIMORE

Twins........... 0 2 3  5 0 0  0 2 0  - 12 14  0

Orioles......... 3 0 0  0 0 0  1 0 0  -  4  7  1

Win:Arrigo(5-4) Loss:Roberts(8-15)

Homeruns- H.Killebrew(50th), J.Hall(24th), E.Battey(15th), J.Brandt(13th)

 

American League Standings

Team           W   L  Pct.     GB   L10  Stk

Detroit       86  60  0.589     -   4-6  3L

Baltimore     83  64  0.565    3.5  5-5  1L

Minnesota     81  65  0.555    5.0  6-4  1W

Chicago       80  67  0.544    6.5  5-5  2L

New York      75  67  0.528    9.0  7-3  2W

Los Angeles   76  71  0.517   10.5  7-3  6W

Cleveland     71  73  0.493   14.0  5-5  2W

Kansas City   64  81  0.441   21.5  3-7  1W

Boston        57  90  0.388   29.5  1-9  5L

Washington    56  91  0.381   30.5  6-4  4W

 

INJURY REPORT

Rich Reese, Minnesota – returns September 18th.

Jackie Brandt, Baltimore – returns September 19th.

 

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07/20/17 02:04 PM

Braves rained out. Pirates sneaking back in? Phillies gain a 1/2 game.

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National League

Monday, September 14th, 1964

 

County Stadium, Milwaukee – The St. Louis – Milwaukee game was rained out. They will play a double header tomorrow.

 

Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles – Don Drysdale got the start looking for his 21st win against visiting Pittsburgh but the Pirates are in the pennant hunt and Jerry Lynch was locked in on Drysdale. Lynch launched 2 homeruns and Jim Pagliaroni hit another as Drysdale pitched his worst game in a long time and left trailing 6-0. Vern Law faded late and gave up a pair of runs but it did not matter by then as the Pirates cruised to an 8-2 win to move ahead of the Giants on percentage points.

 

Colts Stadium, Houston – Art Mahaffey held the Colts to just 4 hits over 6 innings but wildness cost him a complete game as Jack Baldschun replaced him in the 7th and finished up. The Colts only managed 2 runs against the pair. Larry Yellen got the start for Houston and pitched 5 innings but was lucky to only be losing 2-1 when he left. The Phillies then scored against Dave Giusti to take a 5-2 lead that Baldschun easily held. The Phillies pounded out 14 hits but were held to just those 5 runs in what could have been a crushing win. Tony Taylor and Wes Covington both had 3 hits to lead the Phillies.

 

No other games scheduled.

 

PHILADELPHIA AT HOUSTON

Phillies........ 1 0 0  1 0 0  2 0 1  -  5 14  2

Colt 45's....... 1 0 0  0 1 0  0 0 0  -  2  4  0

Win:Mahaffey(11-9) Loss:Giusti(1-3) Save:Baldschun(5th)

 

PITTSBURGH AT LOS ANGELES

Pirates......... 0 0 2  2 2 0  1 0 1  -  8 14  0

Dodgers......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 2 0  -  2  8  3

Win:Law(11-5) Loss:Drysdale(20-10)

Homeruns- J.Lynch-2(12th), J.Pagliaroni(12th)

  

National League Standings

Team           W   L   Pct     GB  L10  Stk

Milwaukee     84  59  0.587     -  9-1  9W

Philadelphia  82  62  0.569    2.5 6-4  2W

Pittsburgh    80  63  0.559    4.0 7-3  1W

San Francisco 81  64  0.559    4.0 6-4  1L

Cincinnati    75  68  0.524    9.0 3-7  5L

Chicago       71  72  0.497   13.0 5-5  3W

Los Angeles   70  74  0.486   14.5 4-6  1L

St. Louis     69  74  0.483   15.0 3-7  3L

Houston       59  87  0.404   26.5 3-7  1L

New York      48  96  0.333   36.5 5-5  5L

 

INJURY REPORT

Roberto Clemente, Pittsburgh – returns September 16th.

Orlando McFarlane, Pittsburgh – returns September 23rd.

 

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Panic in Detroit

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American League

Tuesday, September 15th, 1964

 

Memorial Stadium, Baltimore – Milt Pappas and Mudcat Grant hooked up in a nice duel in Baltimore. The Twin broke out on top first but Luis Aparicio drove home a pair for a 2-1 Oriole lead. Earl Battey had an RBI hit to tie it 2-2. Aparicio parked a homerun to give Baltimore the lead in the 8th but Don Mincher doubled with 2 outs in the 9th. Battey then hit his second double of the game to tie it and the game went into extra innings. The key inning was the 10th.  The Birds loaded the bases with no outs against Johnny Klippstein and it looked like an Oriole victory. But the pitcher was due up so Bob Saverine pinch hit. He grounded into a 4-2-3 double play with the infield in.  (Note – both teams grounded into 4 double plays!). Sam Bowens struck out and the threat – and the win – were gone. Dick Hall relieved and immediately served up a homer to Jimmie Hall and then another one to Mincher and the game was effectively over. Klippstein finished up and the Twins had moved to within 4 games of first in the loss column and only a ½ game behind Baltimore for second place.

 

Fenway Park, Boston – Today it was Kansas City’s turn to look like a 9th place team.  They got homers from Rocky Colavito, Jim Gentile, and a grand slam, pinch hit homerun from George Alusik for an 8-4 lead going into the bottom of the 8th. But Johnny Wyatt lost his stuff and the Red Sox scored a pair in the 8th. The Sox then ripped into Wes Stock with Dick Stuart homering for a come-from-behind win.

 

Tiger Stadium, Detroit – And now it’s a full-blown panic in Detroit. Chicago came to town in must-win games and they did it. Joe Horlen started for Chicago and Mickey Lolich – who seems stuck on 18 wins – for Detroit. Chicago struck first, scoring a pair in the 2nd inning on a Ken Berry single and a Horlen squeeze play.  But Detroit answered right back on a Don Wert 2-run single. Detroit went ahead in the 6th on a Gates Brown solo shot but Ken Berry did likewise and it was tied again. The White Sox went ahead in the 8th when Jim Landis singled home a run but Brown tripled and scored on a Bill Freehan single as Hoyt Wilhelm could not hold the lead. And so the game went into extra innings tied but now Chicago has the advantage of a much better bullpen than Detroit.  The Tigers used their best – Fred Gladding and Larry Sherry but pinch hit opportunities removed them.  The White Sox used Wilhelm and then Eddie Fisher but could keep Fisher in the game because he is a good hitter. And so in the 10th, Ed Rakow was pitching for Detroit and Moose Skowron, the experienced veteran, came through with a solo shot. Then the White Sox put together 3 more hits including an RBI single by Fisher and led 6-4. Fisher made that stand and the White Sox had their first win in this must-win, 2 game series. And the Tigers have lost 4 straight and 5 of their last 6.

 

Yankee Stadium, New York – Jim Bouton was in the strike zone today as he struck out 10 Angels. But Bob Rodgers has been Mr. Everything for Los Angeles lately and parked another homerun (only his 5th but 4 have been in the last week) that tied up the game at 2-2 in the second inning. The Yanks had scored twice in the first inning against Barry Latman. Neither team could score after that. Bouton pitched 8 innings and left for Hal Reniff. Latman pitched 9 innings and left for Bob Lee. Going into the 11th, Steve Hamilton relieved and his job was to get past Willie Smith (a lefty hitting .360 in a platoon role). Bill Rigney decided to stick with Smith, who sliced a pitch into the gap in left center and got all the way to third with a stand up triple. Bill Stafford replaced Hamilton and got the dangerous Joe Adcock to ground out with the infield in as the runner held. And that brings up our hero, of course. Bob Rodgers strode to the plate and delivered another game winner as he singled for a 3-2 lead. Lee made that stand up for the win as the hot Angels won their 7th straight and are now just ½ game behind New York.

 

CHICAGO (A) AT DETROIT

White Sox....... 0 2 0  0 0 0  1 1 0  2 -  6 14  0

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

Win:Fisher(9-6) Loss:Rakow(6-4)

Homeruns- B.Skowron(17th), K.Berry(3rd), G.Brown(15th)

 

KANSAS CITY AT BOSTON

A's............. 0 0 1  1 0 5  1 0 0  -  8  9  1

Red Sox......... 0 0 4  0 0 0  0 2 3  -  9 11  1

Win:Radatz(8-10) Loss:Stock(7-6)

Homeruns- R.Colavito(30th), J.Gentile(22nd), G.Alusik(2nd), D.Stuart(34th)

 

LOS ANGELES (A) AT NEW YORK (A)

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

Yankees......... 2 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 -  2  6  1

Win:Lee(4-7) Loss:Hamilton(9-5)

Homeruns- B.Rodgers(5th)

 

MINNESOTA AT BALTIMORE

Twins........... 0 1 0  0 0 0  0 1 1  0 2 -  5 13  1

Orioles......... 0 0 2  0 0 0  0 1 0  0 0 -  3 11  0

Win:Klippstein(4-1) Loss:Hall(6-4)

Homeruns- J.Hall(25th), D.Mincher(19th), L.Aparicio(19th)

 

 

American League Standings

Team           W   L   Pct.    GB   L10  Stk

Detroit       86  61  0.585     -   4-6  4L

Baltimore     83  65  0.561    3.5  4-6  2L

Minnesota     82  65  0.558    4.0  6-4  2W

Chicago       81  67  0.547    5.5  5-5  1W

New York      75  68  0.524    9.0  6-4  1L

Los Angeles   77  71  0.520    9.5  8-2  7W

Cleveland     71  73  0.493   13.5  5-5  2W

Kansas City   64  82  0.438   21.5  3-7  1L

Boston        58  90  0.392   28.5  2-8  1W

Washington    56  91  0.381   30.0  6-4  4W

 

INJURY REPORT

Rich Reese, Minnesota – returns September 18th.

Jackie Brandt, Baltimore – returns September 19th.

Roger Maris, New York – returns September 20th.

Dave Duncan, Kansas City – returns September 23rd.

 

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Braves finally lose a game but Phillie Phold

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National League

Tuesday, September 15th, 1964

 

County Stadium, Milwaukee – In double header action, the Braves winning streak was stopped at 9 when Curt Simmons and Barney Schultz combined to hold the Braves to 3 runs. The Cards drove out starter Hank Fischer with 7 runs in the first 3 innings and then hung on for a 7-3 win. Bill White led the way for St. Louis with a homerun and 5 RBI’s. The second game was a back-and-forth affair in which both starters – Clay Carroll for Milwaukee and Ray Washburn for St. Louis – were gone by the third inning. It was 3-3 after 3 and 5-5 after 6 innings. The Braves finally went ahead in the 7th on a Gene Oliver solo shot off of Ray Sadecki. Bob Tiefenauer then replaced Danny Schneider and held that narrow lead for the 6-5 win and a split.

 

Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles – Pittsburgh has not lost sight of the pennant and they gained on Milwaukee today.  The Pirates crushed Phil Ortega early for a 4-0 lead but then saw Nate Oliver drive home a pair in a 3-run 5th to cut the lead. But Willie Stargell put the game out of reach with a 3-run homerun in the 8th off of Howie Reed. Bob Friend stayed for the whole game, winning 8-4.

 

Colts Stadium, Houston – Rusty Staub homered off of Dennis Bennett early as the Colts got an early 3-0 lead over the Phillies. But Philadelphia fought back against Bob Bruce and when the dust had settled, the game was tied after 9 innings. Finally in the 11th, Walt Bond led off with a triple and Bobby Shantz could not keep a fly ball from scoring him with the winning run as Houston damaged Phillies pennant bid with a 3-2 win. Claude Raymond got the win in relief.

 

Wrigley Field, Chicago – Larry Jackson was gunning for his 25th win but instead was gunned down on homeruns from Deron Johnson and 2 from Don Pavletich as the Reds and Joe Nuxhall beat him 5-3. The Cubs fought back in the 9th but it was too little, too late for Jackson.

 

Candlestick Park, San Francisco – Jack Fisher stymied the San Francisco bats as he held them to just 6 hits – 3 by Jim Ray Hart including his 30th homerun – and only 2 runs. The Mets stayed even with Bob Hendley and then went ahead on Chris Cannizzaro’s 2-run hit off of Bob Shaw. Fisher held on for a 4-2 win and a big loss for San Francisco.

 

CINCINNATI AT CHICAGO

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

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

Win:Nuxhall(8-8) Loss:Jackson(24-8)

Homeruns- D.Johnson(14th), D.Pavletich-2(4th), B.Williams(30th)

 

NEW YORK AT SAN FRANCISCO

Mets............ 0 0 2  0 0 0  0 2 0  -  4  9  0

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

Win:Fisher(8-19) Loss:Shaw(3-5)

Homeruns- J.Hart(30th)

 

PHILADELPHIA AT HOUSTON

Phillies........ 0 0 0  0 2 1  0 1 0  0 0 -  4  9  1

Colt 45's....... 0 1 0  2 0 1  0 0 0  0 1 -  5 10  1

Win:Raymond(1-4) Loss:Shantz(6-3)

Homeruns- R.Staub(4th)

 

PITTSBURGH AT LOS ANGELES

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

Dodgers......... 0 0 0  0 3 0  0 1 0  -  4  9  1

Win:Friend(14-13) Loss:Ortega(4-14)

Homeruns- W.Stargell(17th), J.Lynch(13th)

 

ST. LOUIS AT MILWAUKEE

Cardinals....... 3 1 3  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  7 11  0

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

Win:Simmons(16-6) Loss:Fischer(11-8) Save:Schultz(5th)

Homeruns- B.White(20th), R.Carty(24th)

 

ST. LOUIS AT MILWAUKEE

Cardinals....... 1 1 1  0 1 1  0 0 0  -  5 13  2

Braves.......... 1 0 2  1 0 1  1 0    -  6 11  0

Win:Schneider(4-2) Loss:Sadecki(9-16) Save:Tiefenauer(16th)

Homeruns- K.Boyer(33rd), M.Shannon(9th), D.Menke(23rd), G.Oliver(12th)

   

National League Standings

Team           W   L   Pct     GB  L10  Stk

Milwaukee     85  60  0.586     -  9-1  1W

Philadelphia  82  63  0.566    3.0 5-5  1L

Pittsburgh    81  63  0.563    3.5 7-3  2W

San Francisco 81  65  0.555    4.5 6-4  2L

Cincinnati    76  68  0.528    8.5 3-7  1W

Chicago       71  73  0.493   13.5 4-6  1L

Los Angeles   70  75  0.483   15.0 4-6  2L

St. Louis     70  75  0.483   15.0 3-7  1L

Houston       60  87  0.408   26.0 4-6  1W

New York      49  96  0.338   36.0 5-5  1W

 

INJURY REPORT

Ron Santo, Chicago – returns September 17th.

Jerry Grote, Houston – returns September 17th.

Dick Tracewski, Los Angeles – returns September 17th.

Orlando McFarlane, Pittsburgh – returns September 23rd.

 

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Hi Gary,
Well some spoiler games from some of the weaker teams against the big boys near the top has got to hurt. These are the games that when the season is over and your team is going home will make for a very long winter. Losing to the lower teams at this point of the season just adds to the pressure of the pennant race for those who are still in the hunt. With that said the Braves are getting hot at the right time while the Phillies are reliving the real 1964 all over again. At this point I think its safe to say the Braves look as the to beat for the NL Pennant.
J.Q.

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Do you think that the Braves would have stayed in Milwaukee if they had won the pennant in 1964? Especially with another Series against the Yankees...

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Do you think that the Braves would have stayed in Milwaukee if they had won the pennant in 1964? Especially with another Series against the Yankees...

An interesting question.  You kind of wonder.  Certainly they were already negotiating with Atlanta during the season and maybe they were so far down the path that it would have made no difference. It is really hard to say.  The attendance would have been better with the Braves in the pennant race. 



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