The San Francisco Giants routed the Cincinnati Reds in the opening game of a weekend series at Crosley Field between divisional contenders. Willie Mays hit the first cycle of his career, and interestingly, each of Mays’s hits came off a different Reds’ pitcher. Mays opened with the most difficult of the ingredients, a triple, in
The Philadelphia Phillies purchased righthanded pitcher John Boozer from San Diego of the Pacific Coast League and asked waivers on veteran pitcher Pedro Ramos. The 28-year-old Boozer had a 3-4 record at San Diego. Ramos, 32, was in the big leagues for 12 years at Washington, Minnesota, Cleveland and the New York Yankees. The Phils
Relief pitcher Pedro Ramos injured his right elbow while pitching for the first time this season, April 16. He will be sidelined for a while, and the injury was apparent with his performance, three runs in a third of an inning as the Mets rallied to win off Ramos, 5-3. Seeking to close out the
Street & Smith’s: Tough luck hit. Gene Mauch’s forces before spring training started when his great first baseman, Bill White, suffered a torn Achilles tendon in a gymnasium mishap in St. Louis. It robbed Mauch and his associates of some of the enthusiasm a senes deals by general manager John Quinn had generated for a
Street & Smith’s: The complete collapse of the organization which once had laid waste to the American League in winning 29 pennants in 63 years brought to fruition the old chant “Beat up the Yankees.” The Yankees have been broken up, and the emphasis is on youth. The 1967 edition of pin-striped gentry will go
Jim Kaat scattered eight hits over nine innings to notch his twentieth victory of the season against nine defeats. It was the second consecutive season the Twins ace has reached the twenty-win plateau. The Twins gave Kaat an early three-run lead off Yankee starter Pedro Ramos who was making his first start in pinstripes. Don
* In the face of numerous reports that he was quitting at the end of this season, Mickey Mantle made no secret of how he stood on the subject. “I’m getting $100,000 a year for playing with the Yanks,” the famed Switcher said. “As soon as I change jobs, I’ll be taking a $90,000 cut.
* Second year hurler Sonny Siebert made his first start of the season, May 4, and shutout the Yankees running his scoreless streak to 17 innings dating back to the final day last season…Indians president Gabe Paul was widely criticized, especially in Chicago and Baltimore, for helping the Yankees win their fifth straight pennant by