The Washington Senators and Baltimore Orioles proved not to be good neighbors as today’s game was marred by a bench-clearing brawl in the ninth inning of a scoreless game. Oriole starter Bill Dillman hit Cap Peterson with a pitch to lead off the ninth inning. Peterson took exception and raced toward the mound. Punches were
Frank Howard drove in all three Washington runs as the Senators held off the New York Yankees for a 3-2 Opening Day win before 44,382 spectators at D.C. Stadium. Howard drove in a pair of runs in the Senators first off Yankee starter Mel Stottlemyre (0-1) with a single scoring Ed Brinkman and Bernie Allen.
Street & Smith’s: It’s been 20 years since the Washington Senators experienced the heady prosperity of finishing in the first division. It may not happen this year, either, but you better believe the Senators are getting there. It’s a certainty the once downtrodden Senators no longer are going to droop through their daily occupation looking
Augie Donatelli awoke in his hotel room after a good night’s sleep. He went down to lobby, and sat at the end of the counter in the hotel restaurant. The Sunday paper left behind by a previous customer sat on the stool beside him. Donatelli picked up the paper as his coffee and bacon arrived.
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.
When we last left the Giants-Dodgers rivalry, Juan Marichal pitched the San Franciscans atop the National League perch with a 2-1 victory on a crisp Sunday afternoon at Candlestick Park. A week later, the Giants took a trip (and not the type of “trip” popular with the San Francisco youth these days) down the coast
Charles Andrew Peterson, the Giants’ new left fielder, finally got the chance to clamp his jaws on a starting job, and he isn’t about to let go. And the Giants are the stronger for it. In a sense, Cap Peterson (Cap, a combination of his initials) is a victim of his own unfulfilled potential. He
Tito Fuentes and Denis Menke each hit lead-off home runs in the first inning, but Joe Torre followed Menke’s shot with three-run blast to pace Atlanta to a 6-2 victory that knocked the Giants out of first place, one-half game behind the Dodgers. After Menke tied the game, San Francisco starter Ron Herbel struck out