Randy Hundley drove in five runs as the Chicago Cubs rallied late to defeat the Atlanta Braves, 8-5, for a split of an Independence Day twi-night doubleheader. Cubs manager Le Durocher and the Cubs were doing a slow burn over the Braves management’s 11th hour decision to delay the start of the night game of
Don Larsen, veteran righthander has joined the Cubs and says he couldn’t be more delighted. “It really came as quite a surprise to me,” said the 35-year-old Larsen. “I never expected this. It sure is a good feeling.” Larsen, who had a tryout with the Giants this spring, was purchased from the Cubs’ Dallas-Ft. Worth
Don Larsen, big right hander who pitched a perfect game for the Yankees against the Dodgers in the 1956 World Series, has been signed by the Dallas-Ft. Worth Spurs, Texas League affiliate of the Cubs. The Cubs have no thoughts of bringing up Larsen, but took him on as a possible balance wheel in a
Should the Giants make it down the home stretch, it could be, oddly enough, with farm club reinforcements, called up from Phoenix on September 5 (after the Coast league season ended), furnishing the winning spark. One of these, Frank Johnson, has received playing time in center and delivered a pair of hits in his first
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 Charlie Lau Fan Club was in full attendance as the Orioles visited Chavez Ravine. The night of September 17 thirty-nine of the club’s 150 members were on hand to cheer – and jeer – Lau. They brought tambourines and cow bells, one guy wore a fireman’s helmet and another had a plastic bat which
* There’s an ironic twist to the White Sox catching situation. John (Honey) Romano was acquired from Cleveland to beef up the woefully weak hitting of the White Sox catching department. But now, J.C. Martin, worst of the catchers last year at the plate, is now leading the team at bat. Martin will receive more
Robin Roberts notched his 275th career win in a 12-7 win at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, May 2. Roberts gave up three early runs, but was bailed out by the Oriole offense until tiring in the seventh. He was not as sharp as previous outings, having gone the distance in his first three starts, including