White Sox starting pitcher Gary Peters, who manager Eddie Stanky batted sixth in Peters’ last start at Yankee Stadium, dropped back into the familiar ninth position in the lineup and belted a grand slam off Twins starter Jim Merritt to highlight a six run Chisox outburst in the fifth inning. The grand slam was one
The Philadelphia Phillies score four runs in the ninth inning to defeat the Atlanta Braves 8-6 and capture a Sunday doubleheader before 27,644 in attendance at Atlanta Stadium. Johnny Briggs’ drive down the left field line in the ninth inning eluded Rico Carty and scored pinch-runner Phil Linz and Don Lock to tie the game.
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
In what has become a forgettable baseball season in New York, 23-year-old Mel Stottlemyre (17-10) breathed some excitement into the Bronx air with a dramatic 1-0 no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox before a crowd of 16,977 at Yankee Stadium. As Stottlemyre mastered the Sox bats, the Bombers struggled for eight innings to plate a
* 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.
* It has been a long time between starting assignments for Bill Stafford. On May 10, the Yankee right-hander made his first start since May 17, 1963. Art Lopez’s pinch-hit two run double gave Stafford the win. Then, Stafford went the distance in his first win vs. Baltimore, May 14. The 4-0 two-hit victory was
* Manager Johnny Keane says Phil Linz, his solid-gold utility infielder, will see service at third base, second and shortstop if the need arises. The manager denied he also has ideas of playing Linz in the outfield. “We’ve got all the outfielders we need,” Keane explained. * Bill Stafford, an unsuccessful tenant of the Yankee