Richie Allen, the controversial first baseman of the Philadelphia Phillies, was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals yesterday in a seven-player deal that could wind up in the office of the commissioner. The Phillies sent Allen to the Cardinals for catcher Tim McCarver, outfielder Curt Flood, relief pitcher Joe Hoerner, and utility outfielder Byron Browne.
The Cubs yesterday again spun their first division wheel of fortune. The lucky number stopped on “George Altman” and the lanky 34-year-old outfielder will be in uniform in time to pinch hit in today’s doubleheader against the Dodgers. The recall of the southpaw swinger from their Tacoma farm club was another of many recent moves
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
The Los Angeles Dodgers departed home for their final road trip of the season. They left on a sour note as the Phillies swept the Dodgers. The Dodgers magic number stands at six so it was unlikely Alston’s troops could have clinched at home, but the team packed their bags with a certain air of
The Cubs made a couple of post-All Star Break additions. The Bruins added Pete Reiser to their coaching staff. “He’s a pro,” said Manager Leo Durocher who was Reiser’s manager in Brooklyn. “He’ll help us.” Reiser had been coaching at first base and has been working with outfielders Byron Browne and Adolfo Phillips in an