Modern technology is rapidly taking over the prerogatives of the groundkeepers in the National League. Ever since baseball moved out of the cow pastures, stadium crews have curried playing fields purposefully, closely mowing the grass near home plate to take the bunt away from the opponent’s swift leadoff man or leaving the turf high through
The news trickled through the visiting dugout at Candlestick Park as the grounds crew exited the field. The Chicago Cubs defeated the New York Mets, 2-0, at Shea Stadium. Ron Santo ended the scoreless duel with a 2 run double in the tenth. So on the field at Candlestick Park, the pennant lay within the
Stan Musial recently tabbed this Cardinal club to be the one to “mold the greatest dynasty in the club’s history.” Who could argue with the Man? St. Louis seems intent on a rematch with Detroit in order to exact revenge for the bitter sweep in last year’s World Series with all of the games decided
Nearly five years ago, a crowd of 15,921 gathered on a Tuesday evening at Candlestick Park to witness what later was described as one of the greatest pitching performances in baseball’s modern era. On that night, Warren Spahn of the Braves and Juan Marichal of the Giants locked into a sixteen inning scoreless duel that
In his eighth career starter, New York’s Stan Bahnsen no-hit the Boston Red Sox through twenty-five outs. Bahnsen battled Boston starter Gary Waslewski for six plus innings until Gene Michael plated Tom Tresh with a single through the hole at short. Bahnsen received two insurance runs in the eighth with a two-run single by catcher
The St. Louis Cardinals extended their lead in the National League to three game with a series victory in San Francisco. The Cardinals took the rubber game of the series with a 4-1 victory over the Giants. Dick Hughes won his 13th game in 20 decisions with a six-hitter. Gaylord Perry (13-11) took the loss
Willie Mays is attributed of saying that when he’s not contributing at the plate he can contribute on the field. Last night, Mays did both with a spectacular catch over the center field wall robbing Ed Kranepool of a go-ahead home run in the eighth inning. Mays then led off the ninth by beating out
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).
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.