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
Don Drysdale evened his record to 6-6 with an overpowering performance at Dodger Stadium against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Drysdale held the formidable Bucs lineup to three hits as Wes Parker homered in Los Angeles’ 2-0 victory. Former Dodger Maury Wills beat out an infield single with one out in the fourth, but Drysdale struck out
Ray Wasburn’s thirteenth start of the season turned out to be hexed. Although he was credited with a 3-2 victory over the Dodgers, June 21, the Cardinal right-hander was sidelined for about four weeks because of a thumb injury he suffered in the game. And as if the geared-up Redbirds, winners in 14 of their
The misery of the New York Mets continued as even the promise of a no-hitter evaporated into another loss, the twenty-seven setback in thirty-two games this season. Former Met Ron Hunt hit a two-run home run against Chuck Estrada (0-2) to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 2-1 victory. Estrada revived the former glory
To get down to the 25-man limit, pitchers Alan Foster and Bruce Brubaker were sent to Spokane. Len Gabrielson, obtained from the Angels in exchange for Johnny Werhas, made his Dodger debut in left field, May 13.
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.
A crowd of 41,876 filled Candlestick Park on a picture perfect San Francisco afternoon. Don Drysdale and Juan Marichal were again slated to face another. In May, everyone anticipated a scoreless duel, but the Dodgers doubled up the Giants, 6-3, that afternoon. Today, the game lived up to the expectations. The Dodgers appeared to be
The Dodgers remained in control of the National League as they took 3 of 4 from the red-hot St. Louis Cardinals and beat the Atlanta Braves 2 of 3 games during their most recent home stand. The club made the weekend trip up the coast to visit their northern rivals with a five game lead.
When we last left the Giants-Dodgers rivalry, Juan Marichal pitched the San Franciscans atop the National League perch with a 2-1 victory on a crisp Sunday afternoon at Candlestick Park. A week later, the Giants took a trip (and not the type of “trip” popular with the San Francisco youth these days) down the coast
Willie Mays moved into a deadlock for the all-time National League home run record when he ripped his 511th off New York’s Jack Hamilton at Shea Stadium, May 13. It seems appropriate the mark would come in New York for the Giants slugger, but Mays replied, “I would have liked to hit it in San