The San Francisco Giants dipped into their well-heeled minor league system shortly before the All-Star Break and came up with outfielder Bobby Bonds and infielder Bob Schroder. The Giants made room for Schroder by selling 41-year-old relief pitcher Bill Henry to the Pirates in a straight cash deal believed to be about $25,000. Bonds paid
The Chicago Cubs scored seven runs in the eighth inning off a normally reliable San Francisco Giants to lift the Cubs to a 7-4 victory before a raucous crowd of 29,079 fans at Wrigley Field. The loss dropped the Giants into a second-place tie with the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Philadelphia Phillies climbed atop
Street & Smith’s: The Giants are thinking pennant and don’t care who knows it. This is the way one of their top men sees the 1967 picture: “The team that wins the pennant will have to beat us. The Pirates have been strengthened if Wills still can play a little bit. They score runs and
The Giants have an underrated bull pen. Of the three top contenders, the Giants pen is less gaudy, but Lindy McDaniel, Frank Linzy, Bill Henry and Bob Priddy have had more than their share of bail-out jobs. First off, the Giants get a lot of complete games from Juan Marichal (24) and Gaylord Perry (10).
The Dodgers remained in control of the National League as they took 3 of 4 from the red-hot St. Louis Cardinals and beat the Atlanta Braves 2 of 3 games during their most recent home stand. The club made the weekend trip up the coast to visit their northern rivals with a five game lead.
Denny Lemaster was seeing starts after his 4-3 victory over the Giants and Juan Marichal in Atlanta. It was his eighth win in ten decisions, and the second consecutive outing in which Lemaster pitched ten innings. “I just want to make that All-Star team. More than anything else right now. I’d like to play in
The Dodgers extended their National League lead to six and a half games over the Giants with Claude Osteen’s five-hit shutout, 6-0, before 42,283 in attendance at Candlestick Park. Rookie Jim Lefebvre, batting in the cleanup spot, socked a two-run homer in the first inning to give Osteen all the run support he would need
* The Giants have been treading water in the National League race in part to bad bull pen karma of late. The team has seven blown saves in nine opportunities. A case in point: the May 14 game versus Houston with two outs in the tenth inning, reliever Bobby Bolin strikes out Bob Aspromonte with