Orlando Cepeda had received the starting nod at first base the last two games. It was a familiar yet strange place for Cepeda. He had starred for the Giants for years at the position before a knee injury obliterated his 1965 season. Cepeda had been shipped to left field to make room for Willie McCovey.
The Cardinals announced their new stadium, Busch Memorial Stadium, will host its first baseball game on Thursday, May 12, with the Braves in town. The baseball All-Star Game is also booked for the new stadium, July 12. The new stadium, made principally of concrete, will have 49,453 seats for both baseball and football. Along with
* Red Schoendienst, a most consistent hitter himself, sized up Curt Flood’s batting marks over the past four seasons and said, “Curt’s been as steady a hitter as they come -now if he could only get a little lucky.” What the manager meant was that the little center fielder has had to earn almost every