The Baltimore Orioles won more games than any other team in the American League during the 1960s, and they are expected to win more games than anybody else this year. But after the Orioles lost to the Mets in the World Series the other clubs in the AL East, particularly the potent Boston Red Sox,
The calendar reveals the sun may have reached its’ apex in the sky, but in baseball, nothing is flying higher than the Birds of Baltimore. Earl Weaver’s bunch have hit the half-century mark in wins, and appear to have the American League Eastern Division, home of the two-time defending champion Detroit Tigers, well in hand.
It took some doing, but the Hawk finally turned into an Indian and now his thing is more like an obsession. “What I want to do right now is helpt this team win, and get some people out to the ball park. We’ve got a good club – now,” said the 27-year-old slugger whose trade
Slugging Ken Harrelson, stunned and shaken by a trade which he claimed would cost him up to $750,000 in lost business opportunities, retired from baseball at the age of 27 yesterday rather than report from the Boston Red Sox to the Cleveland Indians. The long haired “Hawk”, who captivated the city of Boston with his
Danny Cater, first baseman of the Oakland Athletics, won the batting title in the American League. Cater, a career .250 hitter prior to this season, upset the apple cart by stumping many experts who viewed the 28-year-old Texan as a figment of the box-score manufacturers. Whoever heard of a batting champ you’ve never heard of?
The fickle fans of Boston have a new hero this season at Fenway Park. The fans can’t cheer for Tony Conigliaro because he isn’t playing. Jim Lonborg has won only a few games, and Carl Yastrzemski still has his fans. But, Ken Harrelson has taken over the affection of the 1,800,000 who will have watched
Everybody keeps talking about this super wardrobe that Red Sox slugger Ken Harrelson owns. One look in Harrelson’s closet and you’d swear that he’s married to Madame Pandit and not a cute young thing named Betty Ann. And then there’s Tom Murphy, the no-hit kid sensation of the California Angels. Oh, he’s got a couple
Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski of the Boston Red Sox and Bill Freehan of the Detroit Tigers led the voting and were joined by three other repeaters from 1967 on an American League All Star team that is long on power and short on defense. Also named to the Americans’ starting lineup were first baseman Harmon Killebrew
As the star of Ken Harrelson continues to rise in Boston, the star of George Scott continued to decline. Instead of being the center of things, Scott was on one end of the Red Sox bench fretting while others played. Last year, Scott hit .313 while the Red Sox rose to contention in the American
The Detroit Tigers placed an exclamation mark on their four-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park with a 17-2 dismantling of the home team. After Boston took the first two games of the season at Detroit, the Tigers have picked up where they left off last season. Detroit finished three games ahead