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.
Amongst the most fitting of backdrops, Boston’s Fenway Park, Mickey Mantle passed Red Sox legend Ted Williams on the career home run chart with his 522d home run, however the record clout did not provide enough for the Bombers as Carl Yastrzemski’s two-run double in the ninth won the game for Boston, 5-4. The bull
When the Cubs assemble in Scottsdale, Ariz. next spring, they’ll have the most promising staff of strong-armed youngsters in baseball with a “Big Four” of Fergie Jenkins, Ken Holtzman, Rich Nye, and Joe Niekro, all of them ranging in ages from 21 to 23. However, pitching happens to be the most unpredictable commodity in baseball.
The Chicago Cubs rebounded from a tough extra-inning loss last night and held on for a wild 12-8 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates before 10,624 spectators at Forbes Field. Adolfo Phillips hit a grand slam off Pirate starter Tommie Sisk (0-1) that gave Chicago a 5-2 lead in the fourth inning. The Cubs added four
Street & Smith’s: Tough luck hit. Gene Mauch’s forces before spring training started when his great first baseman, Bill White, suffered a torn Achilles tendon in a gymnasium mishap in St. Louis. It robbed Mauch and his associates of some of the enthusiasm a senes deals by general manager John Quinn had generated for a
Street & Smith’s: “That first half of the 1966 season didn’t count,” Says Leo Durocher, the man surprisingly tapped a year ago by the second division weary Cubs to bring back the glory days. They had won only 28 and lost 55 at the All-Star break. They rallied in the second half somewhat, winning 30
It’s that time of year again when there is talk among big league players about salary drives and next season and trades. It’s that time also when unhappy players talk about moving to another club next year. The Phillies have had their share of dissatisfied players in recent years. The latest is pitcher Ray Culp
The Ph1llies paid out what is believed to be the largest bonus in the history of the club when they signed Steve Arlin, the Ohio State University pitcher who was generally rated the prize prospect of the recent major league free-agent draft. Arlin, who was drafted by the Tigers last spring and turned down a
The Phillies acquired starting pitchers Larry Jackson and Bob Buhl from Chicago in exchange for outfielder Adolfo Phillips, OF/1B John Herrnstein and pitcher Ferguson Jenkins. The Phillies had made it know they were looking to acquire another starter to go with Jim Bunning, Chris Short, and Ray Culp. Now they came up with two experienced