The Los Angeles Dodgers, known this decade for their pitching, appeared to have developed an heir to the throne of Koufax and Drysdale. Twenty five year old homegrown Bill Singer was named National League Pitcher of the Month for May, 1969. Singer won 6 of his 7 decisions while striking out 45 in 58 innings pitched. The highlight of Bill’s month was a two hit eight inning performance against the defending champion Cardinals. Singer struck out 13 Redbirds in a 3-2 victory in St. Louis. Singer is currently the only Dodger pitcher on the staff with a winning record (8-4).
Meanwhile in the junior circuit, Yankee southpaw Fritz Peterson was named American League Pitcher of the Month for May, 1969. Peterson won 5 of his 7 starts in May including three complete games. Peterson and his teammates revived hope in the Bronx as the pinstripers posted a 19-8 record in May. Fritz’s highlight for the month was a three-hit shutout in Oakland on May 11. Peterson struck out 6 A’s while walking none. Peterson leads the Yankees with 7 wins.