Houston, Tex, Aug. 8 (AP) – “If Harry Walker had kept his mouth shut, nothing would have happened,” said Gil Hodges, manager of the New York Mets. Hodges was referring to an eighth inning brawl in Wednesday night’s game between the Mets and Houston Astros. The Astros rallied after the brawl for a 4-3 win,
* 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.