Summoning past mound glories, Tiger pitcher Johnny Podres pitched eight and a third of no-hit baseball as Detroit defeated the Minnesota Twins, 5-0. A sparse Thursday night crowd of 4,332 rose to their feet as the veteran took the mound in the ninth, but after pinch-hitter Ron Clark was retired, rookie Cesar Tovar broke up
John Blue Moon Odom did not allow a hit over eight innings of play until Indians outfielder Leon Wagner opened the bottom of the ninth with a ringing single to left. Fred Whitfield and Rocky Colavito followed with singles to load the bases, but Odom wriggled out of danger to preserve a 5-2 Athletics win.
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
It was a cool afternoon at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull. A crowd over 30,000 filed into Tiger Stadium for a Sunday double header with the defending champion Minnesota Twins. The series offered the chance for the home club to climb into second place, but those high hopes were dashed with a 3-1 Twins
Cleveland’s Gary Bell last completed a game four years ago. In 1963, Bell had been moved from the rotation into the bull pen by manager Mel McGaha. Bell did a fine job from the pen, but he longed from the opportunity to return to the starting rotation. After a fine spring performance, manager Birdie Tebbetts