The Detroit Tigers fell to the Cleveland Indians, 5-1, and as part of a disastrous four run Cleveland eighth inning, lost the services of slugger Willie Horton for some time. Horton left the game on a stretcher after colliding with center fielder Jim Northrup on a shallow fly ball off the bat of Cleveland’s Tony Horton. He was replaced on the field by Mickey Stanley. Northrup was able to stay in the game.
In other notable games, the Cardinals won their seventh straight and became the first club to ten victories by virtue of a 3-2 win over Cincinnati. Roger Maris drove in all three Redbird runs with a game-tying two-run home run in the sixth and a RBI single scoring Lou Brock in the eighth inning. Pittsburgh defeated Los Angeles, 4-3, in eleven innings. Willie Davis homered for the visiting Dodgers, but Manny Mota’s sacrifice fly scored Willie Stargell with the winning run.
In other sports news, the International Olympic Committee announced that a majority of its 71 members had voted to withdraw the invitation to South Africa to compete in the Summer Games to be staged in Mexico City October 12 to 27. The decision reversed a verdict decided by mail vote during the Winter Games a little more than seven weeks ago. At that time a majority had voted in favor of South Africa’s reinstatement. The nation had been banned in 1963 because of its apartheid [complete separation of races] policies. That decision was based on a pledge by South African Olympic officials to send a multi-racial team to Mexico City.
The Chicago Cubs acquired relief pitcher Phil Regan and outfielder Jim Hickman from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for outfielder Ted Savage and relief pitcher Jim Ellis. The Cubs assigned Hickman to Tacoma of the Pacific Coast League.
In The National News:
Brothers Visited Ray in Prison
James Earl Ray, the accused assassin of Dr. Martin Luther King, was visited in the Missouri state prison by his brother, John, a day before escaping the prison last year, Warden Harold Swenson said Tuesday.” The charge against James Earl Ray includes conspiring with “an individual whom he alleged to be his brother
Telephone Leader Sees Settlement: Workers to Win In Near Future
The leader of some 165,000 striking telephone workers has predicted that settlement of the week-old nationwide walkout may not be too far off.