Cub Manager Leo Durocher, who is trying to win a pennant, gave up on Adolfo Phillips and at the same time protected his infield against further injuries by trading the outfielder. In exchange, he received Paul Popovich, a sure-handed infielder who can play second, third, or short. The deal for Popovich, a one-time Cub who
Just before the trading deadline last June 15, several Cardinals decided to play a little joke on Dal Maxvill. They removed the shortstop’s uniforms and gear from his stall in the visitor’s clubhouse at Forbes Field and packed his personal belongings in a bag. On the floor of the locker were uniform letters that spelled
Jim Cosman, the jolly big guy from Nashville who pitched two starts as a replacement for injured Ray Washburn, returned to the minors. The righthander, bothered by control problems went to the Mets’ Jacksonville (International) club on loan as part of the deal whereby the Cardinals acquired reliever Jack Lamabe.
The floundering Mets, who have lost six consecutive games on their current road trip that continues tonight in Pittsburgh with a twilight-night doubleheader against the Pirates, hope to get some long-range assistance in the major league free agent draft today at the Americana Hotel. But quicker relief is needed for the manpower-short Mets, who are
Leo Cardenas led off the eleventh inning with a home run off reliever Jack Lamabe (0-1) to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-2 win over the New York Mets before 8,779 at Shea Stadium. The Reds seized an early two-run lead in the second as Lee May singled and Floyd Robinson doubled to led
Jack Lamabe, 30-year-old right-hander dealt to the Mets by the White Sox, provided welcome relief from the player who screams about mistreatment on his old club. “It’s a real fine break for me,” said Lamabe. “I’ll get more of an opportunity to pitch for the Mets because the White Sox are so deep in pitching
Back in the days of Pop Anson’s Colts, in the late 1800’s, the term for a shutout was “Chicagoed.” This footnote from yesterday’s lexicon was appropriate again because, here on the shores of Lake Michigan, the White Sox pitching are back to where they are capable of “Chicagoing” their opponents on a nightly basis. The