Andy Kosco admits he was unhappy when he first hear the Yankees had traded him away to the opposite coast. He just had completed a season in which he participated in 127 games – more than he had played in any year since his second in baseball – and he loved being around Mickey Mantle.
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
Twenty-three year old Mike Kekich – colorful, capable, and quite possibly, colossal in the not-to-distant future – came along as the pleasant surprise of the Dodgers as the season turns the corner toward the second half. “He’s already ‘another Sandy Koufax’ to some and, while this comparison is obviously premature, there is no doubt the
Manager Walter Alston turned to rookie Mike Kekich as a last minute replacement for staff ace Bill Singer. Singer is back in Los Angeles getting treatment for an eye infection and will probably be out for a week. Kekich and the Dodgers lost in Houston, 5-4. Astro center fielder hitter Ron Davis greeted Kekich with
Billy Williams hit for the cycle, driving in four runs, to lead the Cubs to an 8-6 nightcap victory over the New York Mets. With the assistance of a brisk wind blowing out to right, Williams completed the difficult tasks of the cycle with a triple and home run off Mets starter Dick Selma. He
Fritz Peterson with an assist from Joe Verbanic held the Oakland Athletics at bay as the New York Yankees won their first game of the season, 4-2. Peterson ran into trouble in the ninth after retiring the first two batters. John Donaldson doubled down the right field line, and Phil Roof followed with a single
* The Dodgers finished with the best record in the National League for the month of May and have inched within two games of Milwaukee. The pitchers are pitching, the runners are running and the Dodgers are winning enough to be leading the league – but still without visible means of support. The pitching is