The Expos have been wheeling and dealing like penny stock promoters in the past few weeks, but they feel two of the deals have produced blue-chip performers and a third swap could be a bonus. Starting out with 30 players considered expendable by ten established teams, the Canadian club now owns three men who were
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
Infielder Maury Wills returned to Los Angeles in a three-cornered trade involving the Dodgers, the Montreal Expos, and the Chicago Cubs. The Dodgers traded Ron Fairly and Paul Popovich to the Expos for Wills and outfielder Manny Mota. Montreal then swapped infielder Popovich to the Cubs for center fielder Adolfo Phillips and relief pitcher Jack
And on his eighth game, Bob Gibson lost. In the first inning at Connie Mack Stadium before a crowd of 17,034, Johnny Callison hit a two-out home run into the left center field bleachers against Cardinal starter Bob Gibson (7-1). Remarkably, the wrong way clout would be the only Phillie hit for the night. Woodie
The Chicago Cubs yesterday sold Curt Simmons to the California Angels for an undisclosed sum. Simmons, 38, won only one game in thirteen decisions for the Cubs with an earned run average of 6.38. He had been with the Cubs since June 22 of last season when he was purchased from the St. Louis Cardinals.
Street & Smith’s: “That first half of the 1966 season didn’t count,” Says Leo Durocher, the man surprisingly tapped a year ago by the second division weary Cubs to bring back the glory days. They had won only 28 and lost 55 at the All-Star break. They rallied in the second half somewhat, winning 30