Infielder Dick Green returned to Kansas City while the A’s were in Detroit. The 26-year-old infielder injured his leg sliding just before the Athletics left for the last trip. Ossie Chavarria was recalled from Vancouver when Green was sent home. The club was without a spare infielder because Ted Kubiak was serving a stint with
The Kansas City Athletics announced they are bringing up three promising hitters from the minors, headed by outfielder Reggie Jackson, termed by Manager Alvin Dark “another Rick Monday.” The A’s paid $104,000 for Monday’s signature and $85,000 for Jackson’s. Both are lefthanded power hitters from Arizona State. Jackson and catcher Dave Duncan, a right-handed power
The Minnesota Twins rallied from a six-run deficit to defeat the Kansas City Athletics 7-6 in ten innings before 11,549 at Metropolitan Stadium. Sandy Valespino hit a three-run pinch-hit home run off Chuck Dobson with one out in the ninth inning. The homer sent Dobson to the showers, and fireman Jack Aker shut down the
The Athletics, already one of most youthful teams in the majors, looked as if they had been over-indulging at the fountain of youth following the player moves made just ahead of the cut-down deadline. Ed Charles, the A’s veteran third baseman, was sent to the Mets for $60,000 and a minor league outfielder, Larry Elliot.
The Athletics have approximately four-fifths of their schedule ahead of them, but regardless of what happens through the rest of the way, Ken Harrelson can mark this down as an eventful year. Since the start of the season. Harrelson has become a father for the third time, lost his amateur golf standing and has become
* The White Sox finished flat, dropping their final two games to Kansas City 5-0 and 11-3 at Comiskey Park. The finale was a dreadful affair that drew boos from the sparse crowd of 4,611 as the home team never appeared in the game. Bert Campaneris opened with a single. As Dick Green stepped up
With the club in last place and attendance dwindling, Kansas City owner Charlie O. Finley thought of another promotion to top “Farmer’s Night”, “Automotive Industry Night,” and “Sportsman Night,” Finley now devised “Campy Campaneris Night.” The promotion was intended to honor the most popular Kansas City player – the versatile Bert Campaneris. The promotion worked
The cellar-dwellers Kansas City Athletics and the Washington Senators met on a hot Sunday afternoon in the Nation’s Capital. The 8,519 in attendance certainly were not expecting much as the home team had been walloped 12-0 in yesterday’s affair. A’s 1B Ken Harrelson is gradually erasing the name of Jim Gentile from the minds of
First Half MVP: Mike Hershberger, .278, 6 HR, 26 RBI Acquired by Kansas City as part of the three-way trade that returned Rocky Colavito to Cleveland. Mike is known as one of the best-throwing outfielders, but he has also been the A’s most consistent bat, leading the team in slugging percentage at the Break.