Modern technology is rapidly taking over the prerogatives of the groundkeepers in the National League. Ever since baseball moved out of the cow pastures, stadium crews have curried playing fields purposefully, closely mowing the grass near home plate to take the bunt away from the opponent’s swift leadoff man or leaving the turf high through
To get down to the 25-man limit, pitchers Alan Foster and Bruce Brubaker were sent to Spokane. Len Gabrielson, obtained from the Angels in exchange for Johnny Werhas, made his Dodger debut in left field, May 13.
Street & Smith’s: While speculation sizzles on how much damage the loss of Sandy Koufax will inflict on the Dodgers, let’s just suppose they had been without him last year. The Dodgers, winning the pennant by four and a half games, won 101, lost 61, Koufax either won or lost in all except five of