National League Pitcher of the Week – Satchel Paige – Fantomz Force
1-0 record, 9.0 innings pitched, 0.00 ERA, 3 hits, 9 strikeouts, &1 walk, Anyone else tired of this guy’s brilliance?
American League Pitcher of the Week – Gene Conley – Boston Braves
1-0 record, 9 innings pitched, 0.00 ERA, 2 hits, 9 strikeouts, & 3 walks
National League Player of the Week – Chuck Klein – Detroit Deloreans
.381 avg / 0.810 slg, 8 for 21, 3 doubles, 2 home runs, 5 runs, & 7 RBIs
American League Player of the Week – Sal Bando – Cincinnati Knights
.500 avg / 1.500 slg, 5 for 10, 1 double, 3 homers, 3 runs, 9 RBIs & 1 walk
|Madison East Puregolders @ Jack City Hustlers|
|Series Preview:||Overhyped Jack Street against Madison East 7 place in the AL West.|
|Game #1:||Nehf for Madison East against Ace? Byrd for Jack Street.
9 Runs in the first inning, 5 for Madison East and 4 for Jack Street set the tone for this one. Game goes to extras tied at 7 and Purgolders push across 2 in the 10th for the win. H Ramirez injured for 5 days for Madison East. Mauer is the hero going 3-5 with a double, homer (grand slam), 2 runs and 4 rbi. Madison East wins 9-7.
W – Mizell 2-1
HR – M – Ramirez (3), Mauer (4) J – Martinez (7), Hornsby (19), Drew (4) Palmeiro (11
|Game #2:||Wiltse for Madison East against Viola for Jack Street
A 3 run fifth for the Purgolders spells doom for Jack Street. Alomar goes 3-4 with a triple, a run and 2 rbi. Wiltse goes 8 giving up 7 hits, 2 runs, a walk and striking out 6. Madison East wins 5-2.
W – WIltse 5-7
HR – M – Jackson (11) J – Kent (5)
|Game #3:||Ellis vs. Haren
Another day, another loss. . . getting fed up with this team. Madison East scores 2 in the 4th, which would have been enough, but added another in the 5th. Final is Madison East 3, Jack Street 1. Bay is the offensive hero going 2-3 with a run and an rbi. Ellis goes 8 2/3 giving up 8 hits, a run, 2 walks and striking out 3.
W – Ellis 3-2
HR – None
|Game #4:||Bush vs. Glavine
3 in the 2nd, 2 in the 5th and one in the 9th for good measure and the Purgolders win again. Final score 6-2. Mauer is again the hero going 3-5 with a double, a run and 2 rbi.
W – Bush 5-7
HR – None
|Series Summary:||Give credit to the Purgolders, they came in and took our candy. Jack Street has now lost 11 in a row at home and are considering simming the rest of the season.|
|Lewisberry Country Blumpkins @ Cincinnati Knights|
|Series Preview:||The second place teams in the A.L. East and A.L. West meet in Cincinnati for a four game set. Lewisberry comes in with a six-game losing streak and Cincinnati enters with a two-game losing streak.|
|Game #1:||LCB 5-5-0, CIN 6-7-4
Lewisberry grabs a 5-4 lead in the eighth and Cincinnati comes to the bottom of the ninth with two out and Bill Freehan on first. Ron Northey is called on to pinch-hit and delivers a walk-off homer. Jason Giambi delivered a double and a homer for the Knights.
|Game #2:||LCB 4-8-0, CIN 6-6-0
Sal Bando’s grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning is part of a five run stanza for Cincinnati. That wipes out a 4-1 deficit and closes the scoring in the win.
|Game #3:||LCB 4-10-0, CIN 10-14-0
Sal Bando goes 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBI to pace the offense. Butch Wynegar comes off the Knights bench and delivers two hits late in the contest.
|Game #4:||LCB 1-6-1, CIN 3-6-1
Sal Bando goes 2-for-4 with a double, homer and two RBI. Clayton Kershaw allows just a single run in seven and two-thirds innings to win his ninth of the year.
|Series Summary:||Cincinnati gets a bit of luck in completing the sweep against Lewisberry. Sal Bando makes a bid for Player of The Week by going 5-for-10 (.500 avg), 3 runs, 10 RBI, a walk (.545 OBP), a double and three homers (1.500 SLG) for a 2.045 OPS. Bando did not play in the first game of the series but homered in each of the three he did. Bando has now homered in six straight games (dating back to June 6 v. Jack Street) and has an extra base hit in eight consecutive.|
|Chicago Nine @ New Westminster Salmonbellies|
|Series Preview:||Chicago comes to town having won 7 of their last 10 and has moved into 3rd place in AL East.
New Westminster also has moved into a tie for 3rd
having won 6 of their last 8 on the road.
For some reason, the Bellies always come home and look a little peaked in their first series. Should be a good one.
|Game #1:||Nine J. R. Richard 5 – 7 vs Salmonbellies Jeff Tesreau 7 – 4
In the 3rd inning, Henry Lord hits and double and is brought home by a Fred Clarke single..
WP: Jeff Tesreau 7 – 5 S: Ralph Terry 4 LP: J. R. Richard 6 – 7
|Game #2:||Nine Herb Pennock 3 – 8 vs Dutch Leonard 10 – 3
Pennock pitches a complete game 1 – 0 four hitter for the victory.
Dutch Leonard loses the game with a 3 hitter.
WP: Herb Pennock 4 – 8 LP: Dutch Leonard 10 – 4
|Game #3:||Nine Mel Stottlemyre 1 – 2 vs Dwight Gooden 7 – 3
Neither starting pitcher figured in the victory or loss.
Roy Campanella was the hitting star for New West with two hits and 2 rbi.
Chicago wins the game in the top of the ninth with a 5 – 4 victory.
WP: Scot Shields 4 – 2 S: Jeff Nelson 12 LP: Ted Abernathy 1 – 4
|Game #4:||Nine CC Sabathia 4 – 8 vs Salmonbellies Sam Leever 7 – 4At the end of the 3rd the Bellies get off to a 5 – 0
lead and never looked back. In the 7th Chicago scored 3 runs to make it interesting but New Westminster hung on for a 5 – 3 victory.Ken Griffey Jr. did well for Chicago going two for three, with a run, 2 rbi and a home run.Ron Hunt was the hitting guru for New West with one run, one rbi and going two for three.WP: Sam Leever 8 – 4 S: Bill Caudill 8 LP: CC Sabathia 5 – 8
|Series Summary:||The series ended in a split with three one-run games. All games hard-fought to the end.|
|Kansas City Blues @ Middle Channel Sturgeon|
|Series Preview:||Kansas City visits the Middle Channel|
|Series Summary:||Blues and Sturgeon split the series|
|Menomonee Minutemen @ Las Vegas Pirates|
|Series Preview:||The Minutemen of Menomonee came to Las Vegas with an exceptionally good record to show this Pirate team, who are 3 games under .500, what a good team does to middle of the road teams.|
|Game #1:||In this game, the Pirates out hit the Minutemen 7-6, but that’s where the Pirate superiority ends. Ace Howie Camnitz gave up 5 hits & 6 walks in 3 & 2/3 innings giving up 6 runs (3 of which were ER’s)as these Minutemen took full advantage of all the Pirates gave them. Seybold & Bonds each drove in 2 runs with a double, in the 3rd & 4th innings. No minutemen got more than 1 hit each. Hudson took full advantage of the Pirates lousy play & pitched a 7 hit complete game for his 8th W.
FINAL SCORE: Minutemen 6, Pirates 1
|Game #2:||In this game the Minutemen scored 3 runs in the 3rd on run scoring hits by Chipper Jones & Luke Appling. They held a 3-1 lead until the 6th, when the great Roberto Clemente hit a 2 run triple, scoring Joe DiMaggio & Dave Cash, just before Cecil (King) Fielder connected with a 2 run bomb to center to go lead the lowly Pirates ahead 5-3. Even though Grissom gave up 4ER’s, he was hardly touched through the first 5 innings. As for the Pirates, Dean Chance, trying to recover from a 1-9 start, earned his 3rd win while Jesse Crain earned his 3rd save while lowering his ERA to a microscopic 0.60.
FINAL SCORE: Pirates 5, Minutemen 4
|Game #3:||In this 3rd game, 2 lefties faced off. Tommy John for the Minutemen & the great Warren Spahn for the Pirates. John pitched like the pro he is, going 6 & 2/3 while giving up just 1 ER, while Spahn went 5 & 2/3, giving up a less than stellar 5 ER’s, on 8 hits & 3 walks. As for the offense, most of it was supplied by Paul Goldschmidt. Paul went 4 for 5, with 2 doubles. The Minutemen finished the game with 12 hits & 7 ER’s.
FINAL SCORE: Minutemen 7, Pirates 2
|Game #4:||This was a game both teams needed. In order for the Minutemen to win the series, they needed to win their 3rd game. In order for the Pirates to stay in their divisional race, they needed a win to save face. This was a well pitched game with both starters going 5+ innings. Scott went 5 &1/3 giving up just 4 hits, but 3 ER’s while striking out 5 & walking 3. For the Pirates, John (Candy man) Candelaria went 6 & 2/3, of 5 hit ball, but escaped walking 4 & hitting 2 batters. Craig Biggio tripled in the leading run, & Mariano Rivera went 2 & 1/3 of perfect pitching to record his 9th save.
FINAL SCORE: Pirates 3, Minutemen 1
|Series Summary:||The Minutemen took 2 games in dominating fashion, while the Pirates squeeked out 2 close wins. The bottom line, it’s still a 2-2 series.
NOTE: Paul Goldschmidt had a terrific series going 9 for 18 while slugger Cecil Fielder had a game winning 2 run HR in game 2, he also struck out 8 times in 4 games.
|Kansas City A’s @ Fort Worth Cats|
|Series Preview:||1st Place in the A.L East, Fort Worth 47-22 Vs. K.C. A’s 29-40.|
|Game #1:||Game 1 goes 14 innings and is decided by all things, a Dave Magadan 2 run shot as Fort Worth wins it 5-4.
Magadan had 4 hits in the game, Bobby Bonds and Dale Murphy homered for the A’s.
|Game #2:||Fort Worth wins it 3-2 as Ken Singleton goes 2 for 4 with a homer. Bobby Doerr had a single and double and drove in both the A’s runs.|
|Game #3:||Root goes the distance in a easy 10-3 win for Fort Worth, Singleton gets another homer and single driving in 2 in the win.|
|Game #4:||Jim Kaat goes 9.2 inning and Kimbrell gets the save in a 10 inning 2-1 win for Fort Worth. Eddie Cicotte goes 9 allowing 1 run in getting a no decision. Dick Hall takes over in the 10th giving up a double to Runnels and a game winning triple to Keith Hernandez. Hall’s record falls to 1-5 despite a 1.70 ERA.|
|Series Summary:||Forth Worth sweeps the A’s running their winning streak to 10 games and improving to 51-22 for the year.
Kansas City has now lost 8 in a row and falls to 29-44 for the year.
|Indiana Indians @ Wrigleyville Whales|
|Series Preview:||Indiana Indians (27-29) @ Wrigleyville Whales (26-35)|
|Game #1:||Donaldson v Quinn. Irish Meusel gave Whales a 5-0 lead when he launched a GRAND SLAM off of Donaldson in 4th inning. But, Indians were on the war path beginning in 6th, down 5-0 as they scored 3-runs, led by Frederick’s 2-Run-HR, his 5th.
In home half of 6th Irish Meusel gave Whales a 6-3 lead when he jarred the ball loose from Munson on a SF by George Davis.
Julio France drove in 2-runs for Indians in 7th on a 2-out, 2-run-3B! A Melancon WP allowed Franco to tie game @ 6-6.
Ritchey clubbed his 6th homer for Whales in bottom of 7th.
Frederick doubled & scored on a Wallach double to make game 7-7 and Franco doubled with bases full for an Indians 10-7 lead in 8th. Indians added 2-run in 9th to win game 12-7.
Franco was 4-6 with 6-RBI, missing Cycle by a 1B and Munson added his 2nd home run.
Meusel drove in 4-runs for Whales and Banks hammered his 6th home run for Whales.
FINAL Indians 12 Whales 7
|Game #2:||Drysdale v Koufax. In an all Dodger match-up, Sandy (2-13, 6.27) prevails over Don (5-7, 3.59) in 10-3 rout. Whales clobbered 4-HR”s, 3 coming off of Rod Beck, with Lollar (5), Horner (8), O’Doul (3) and G.Davis (7) going deep. Lollar’s came after Fisk was injured on an errant pitch by Drysdale.
FINAL Whales 10 Indians 3
|Game #3:||Pettitte v Ruether. Whales held a 3-2 lead going into Indians 7th. Munson singled and Carr followed with a 1-out, 2-Run-HR over the wall in LF, his 1st.
In Indian’s 8th Mickey Mantle stroke a 1-out 1B and was off with the pitch to Jose Abreu, who lined a doubled down the LF line with Mantle scoring from 1st. Broxton retired Whales 1-2-3 in 9th for Save # 8. Pettitte (6-6, 3.93) allowed 3-runs, 2-earned over 7.2-IP, while Melancon (2-2, 8.87) suffered the loss. Ruether was injured and will miss 12-days.
FINAL Indians 4 Whales 3
|Game #4:||Alexander v Welch. Stan the Man popped 2-HR’s, (3,4) and drove in 5-runs in Whales 7-3 win! He was 3-4 and raised his average to .294. Mantle clubbed his 7th home run and drove in 2-runs (20-RBI).
FINAL Whales 7 Indians 3
|Series Summary:||Whales out-homer Indians 11-5 and out-score them 27-22 but both teams finish with 2-W’s.|
|Purry Cowpokes @ Boston Braves|
|Series Preview:||The Purry Cowpokers with stars Ricky Henderson,Tris Speaker, and Willie McCovey nine games over .500 came to Boston to play the AL east last place last Braves 21 games under .500 looking for some easy wins.|
|Game #1:||Purry followed their script with a 7-1 win. Three Cowpoke pitchers including hall of famer Hoyt Wilhelm checked the Braves on three hits. Hank Sauer doubled and homered to highlight a 10 hoit Purry offense.|
|Game #2:||The Braves tripled their offensive performance in game two losing seven to three. McCovey doubled and homered to lead the hit parade for Purry. Chase Utley added 3 hits and Willie Well two for the Cowpokers. Tony Conigliaro had three safeties while avoiding batting against reliever Steve Hamilton. Jeff Cirillo and Jim Rice each had two hits for the Braves loosing effort.|
|Game #3:||Gorman Thomas homered and seven strong inning of pitching from ace Javier Vazquez pushed his won lost record to 11 and 2 in the 4-2 Purry victory. Two hits from Freddy Sanchez and Jim Rice’s eleventh homer were offensive hitlights for the Braves.|
|Game #4:||Was the highlight of the season for Braves owner. GM. and manager me. I feel like Connie Mack. MY ALL TIME Favorite player Gene Conley pitched no hit baseball for most of the game enroute to a two hit shutout his third win in a 4-0 Braves win.|
|Series Summary:||Purrys preseries goals were fulfilled with three wins. As for me game four made the series my happiest moment of the season. Thank you Nik for adding Gene Conley to the league draft.|
|San Tan Valley Moonrakers @ Coastline Bobcats|
|Series Preview:||San Tan Valley (39-30), third place in the NL West visits NL East leader Coastline (48-21) for a 4 game set. San Tan Valley is riding a 4 game winning streak and Coastline is coming off a home loss.|
|Game #1:||SAN W.Clark vs CLB S.Maglie.
SAN out quick with a Trosky solo-HR in the T1. CLB strikes right back in the B1 with back-to-back solo-HRs from C.Ripken and Wilson. In the T2 Magee reaches on S.White’s error and Triandos plates him with a 2-run HR. CLB Wilson leads off the B4 with a 2b, moves to 3rd on a Skowron groundout, then scores on a Triandos passed ball to tie the game, Gordon 1bs, M.Williams H&R rbi-2b gives CLB the lead, and White caps the inning with an rbi-2b, 5-3 CLB. In the B7 White strikes again with a solo-HR. That’s all the scoring. CLB Maglie settled down after the 2nd and tosses scoreless innings through the 7th then gives way to Casilla in the 8th, and Sutter comes on in the 9th and retires the side for his 27th save.
SAN W.Clark (4-7) takes the loss and CLB S.Maglie (2-0) gets the win.CLB 6, SAN 3
|Game #2:||SAN R.Johnson faces off against CLB C.Finley in a match-up of two dominant lefties thus far in the NL.
SAN out quickly again in the T1 as Charleston 1bs and Cedeno H&R rbi-2b drives him home. But once again CLB answers as C.Ripken hits a solo-HR in the B1 for the second game in a row. In the T3 SAN Charleston bbs and Cedeno comes thru with another H&R hit, a single to put runners on the corners. One out later Stephens doubles them both home and takes 3rd beating the cut-off throw, SAN 3-1 lead. M.Williams throwing error on Elliott grounder allows Stephens to score for another run. Well, folks, thats all the scoring as Finley settles in and the CLB bullpen does its job. However, the CLB hitters can’t reach R.Johnson for any runs despite knocking 5 more hits of which 3 were doubles. R.Johnson bends a little but never breaks as he fans 11 and doesn’t walk a batter. Unfortunately R.Johnson doesn’t get the CG as CLB threatens in the B9 and Lyle comes on to get Gordon for the 1 out save. SAN R.Johnson (9-3) gets the win and CLB C.Finley (11-2) is handed the loss.SAN 4, CLB 1
|Game #3:||SAN V.Trucks out to face CLB D.Stieb
In the B1 after Becker is picked off 1st, C.Ripken hits a 1st inning solo-HR for the 3rd game in a row! for an early CLB lead. In the B2 Howard 2bs, moves to 3rd on a Trucks balk, and then scores on a Gordon groundout. SAN gets a run in the T6 when Triandos bbs, Trucks reaches on a FC, and Charleston’s rbi-2b drives in Trucks. CLB gets the run back in the B8 when Skowron, who had come into the game earlier on a double-switch, hits a solo-HR. CLB Sutter comes on in the 8th and gets the 4 out save, his 28th. D.Stieb (10-2) gives up only the 1 hit in 6 innings of work to earn the win and Trucks (4-6) takes the CG loss despite only giving up 4 hits and 2 walks.CLB 3, SAN 1
|Game #4:||SAN send out E.Gagne to duel CLB K.Brown (who has pitched very little like his grade 20 rating)
In the B1 Becker 1bs and 2outs later scores on Wilson’s rbi-3b. In the B3 Becker bbs and Jenkins hits a 2-run HR for a 3-0 CLB lead. In the T5 SAN E.Gagne helps himself with a lead-ff 3b and Charlston drives him in with an rbi-1b. Elliott reaches on a K.Brown error and after a Trosky FC, Stephens hits a sac fly to pull SAN within a run. CLB Howard adds a rbi-1b in the B8 for an insurance run. CLB Brown would settle in and throw a scoreless 6th and 7th, Albers tosses a scoreless 8th, and Sutter pitches a scoreless 9th for his 3rd save of the series and 29th on the season. SAN E.Gagne (1-3) takes the loss and CLB K.Brown (9-6) picks up the win.CLB 4, SAN 2
|Series Summary:||Coastline takes the series 3-1 over San Tan Valley using the same formula; the longball, 6-7 innings from the starters, turn it over to the pen, and close it out with Sutter. R.Johnson, Stieb, and Sutter are notable for their pitching performances. Not much offense, tho C.Ripken did hit 3 HRs in the series.|
|Detroit DeLoreans @ Motown Yankees|
|Series Preview:||The Deloreans from Detroit bring their 2nd place squad to Motown NY, looking to cut into Coastline’s double digit games ahead lead in the NL east while Motown is planning to make a stronger push for the playoffs.|
|Game #1:||In a true harbinger of things to come, Motown took a strong start by Hubbell into the 7th, clinging to a 3-2 lead following a Biz Mackey 2 RBI double in the bottom of the 6th. Turning the ball over to the bullpen, Detroit touched up Jansen for single runs in the 6th, 7th, and 9th, with Motown pushing a single run across in the bottom of the 9th to force extras. Detroit punched another single run across in the top of the 10th, giving the W to Romero. The last run by Detroit scored due to an error by the usually soft handed John Olerud, as not only did Detroit beat Motown in OT, they added injury to insult in the top of the first, as starting 1B McGriff and C Westrum were both injured chasing a foul ball in the 2nd inning and knocked out for the remainder of the series. Detroit takes the opener, 5-4.|
|Game #2:||Another strong start for both teams through 5, with Motown holding a 1-0 advantage. Detroit plated 3 in the top of the 6th, highlighted by a Chuck Klein 2 run double. Rip Collins had 3 hits , including 2 two-baggers and scored 3 runs, leading Detroit to a decisive 5-2 victory. Once again, Detroit injured another Yankee, with Lofton being lost for a few games after running into the outfield wall. 3 starters now out for the series.|
|Game #3:||This one hurt, and is the primary reason these games were played on Thursday and the write up was not delivered until Monday morning. After 2 opening series losses, Motown strikes first, and loud, with a 3 spot in the bottom of the first and Dave Brown on the hill, who has been hot for weeks. Detroit touched Brown up for 2 in the top of the 4th, but Motown held a 2 run advantage heading into the 9th and a well rested Grade 21 Steve Mingori called upon for the save. Wasn’t meant to be – Detroit got to Mingori, which isn’t unusual for the season as Mingori now has 4 blown saves, putting 3 on the board to give Detroit the lead. Motown scratched out a run to tie, but once again Detroit scored a run in the top of the 9th to take another extra inning 1 run game, 6-5. Ripper, Lajoie, and Klein all did damage for Detroit.|
|Game #4:||Following yet another back-breaking loss, Motown sends Wainwright to the hill hoping to salvage one game. Things didn’t look good, with Detroit jumping out to a 4-1 lead after 3 innings, with Chuck Klein striking again hitting a 2 run bomb. Both teams scratched and clawed their way to another extra inning affair, with Koji Uehara doing superhuman work in tossing 4 hitless innings, striking out 6. Being desperate and shorthanded, Motown had to bring in a rested Carl Hubbell in relief to throw 1 inning, picking up his 5th W as Motown FINALLY wins the (a) game in 13, 6-5. Dixie Walker scored 4 runs for the home team.|
|Series Summary:||A great series win for Detroit, taking 3 of 4 and 2 of 3 extra inning 1 run games. While Detroit was busy finding ways to win, and injure Motown players, Motown was yet again determined to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Motown had a lead in EVERY game, but it’s vaunted pitching could not hold back the offensively minded Deloreans. Both Chuck Klein and Ripper Collins were hot, with Klein going 10 for 21, scoring 5 runs, knocking in 2, hitting 4 doubles and and HR, and Ripper smoking 8 hits in 21 ab’s 3 doubles and 2 HRS among them, also scoring 5 but driving in 7.|
|Hoboken Zephyrs @ West Michigan Retrogrades|
|Series Preview:||Two second place NL teams match up in an inter-divisional series. The Hoboken Zephyrs entered with a 43-26 record, 8 games behind Clockwork. The West Michigan Retrogrades have been hot of late and stand at 37-32, 11 games behind first place Coastline.|
|Game #1:||Urban Shocker continued to pitch great baseball, giving up only 3 hits over 8 innings. All the scoring came on a George Sisler 2-run double in the 8th inning, spoiling an excellent pitching performance from Noodles Hahn. Ed Yost went 2-4 for Hoboken.
FINAL SCORE : ZEPHYRS 0, RETROGRADES 2
|Game #2:||The Zephyrs couldn’t get the bats going again, this time being dominated by Willie Foster, who tossed a 4-hit complete game shutout (SC 83). George Sisler led the way again for the Retrogrades going 2-4 along with Duke Snider’s 2-4. Eddie Yost put up another 2-4 effort for the Zephyrs.
FINAL SCORE : ZEPHYRS 0, RETROGRADES 4
|Game #3:||Another close game in West Michigan. The Retrogrades took a 2-0 lead after one inning. However, the Zephyrs scored 3 over the next several innings, led by Bill Dahlen’s 3-RBI including a homer. The Retrogrades fought back and tied the game in the bottom of the 9th on a George Sisler single. Then West Michigan walked off the victory when Eddie Stanky couldn’t handle a Bobby Wallace ground ball and pinch runner Marty McManus scored. Jimmie Wilson went 2-4 for Hoboken. George Sisler was the star again, going 2-4 with a double and 2-RBI.
FINAL SCORE : ZEPHYRS 3, RETROGRADES 4 (10)
|Game #4:||Jimmie Wilson’s hot bat continued into the final game of the series when he blasted a 2-run homer in the top of the 2nd. The Retrogrades couldn’t figure out the late, great Tom Seaver until the 6th inning when they put up 3 runs against the Hall of Famer. West Michigan did the same thing in the 7th. Leading the barrage was Bill Dickey (2-4 HR), Adrian Beltre (3-4 HR) and Heavy Johnson (2-4). The Zephyrs got good games from Jimmie Wilson (2-4), Tommy Henrich (2-4), and Bill Dahlen (3-4).
FINAL SCORE : ZEPHYRS 3, RETROGRADES 6
|Series Summary:||A surprising series sweep for the red hot Retrogrades over a top notch Hoboken squad. Stars of the series were Willie Foster and his 4-hit complete game shutout (SC 83) and George Sisler, who went 5 for 12 (.417) with 2 double, 2 runs, and 5 RBI.|
|Clockwork Heros @ Fantomz Force|
|Series Preview:||The NL West-leading 51-18 Clockworks Heros headed to Force Field to face the 34-35 Fantomz Force, whose offensive has been just slightly above anemic. The Heros hold an eight-game lead over Hoboken, while the Force are struggling to stay above .500 and remain relevant in the playoff race …|
|Game #1:||Game 70 – Dick Donovan ‘61 (8-0) v. Gaylord Perry ‘74 (7-5)
Fantomz 8-1: Both starting pitchers started strong, exchanging zeros through five innings. In the 6th inning, Fantomz broke the scoreless duel in the 6th inning when Josh Donaldson plated Larry Doby, though Ray Lankford was thrown out at home trying to score. Honus Wagner followed later with a two-run longball. The Force blew open the game in the 8th inning on homers from Larry Doby and Mike Andrews as Donovan was handed his first loss this season. Perry threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings with three strikeouts.
W – Perry (8-5) L – Donovan (8-1)
|Game #2:||Game 71 – Bert Blyleven (11-4) v. Mel Harder (2-2)
Fantomz 8-7: Both starting pitchers struggled through six innings, with the Force grabbing an early lead and the Heros rallying to jump ahead 6-5 during the 6th inning, then adding an insurance run in the 7th frame. In the bottom of the 9th inning with ace reliever Kent Tekulve on the mound, Force catcher Doc Wiley “took a trip downtown” to pull Fantomz within one. Then Larry Doby walked and Schoolboy Rowe relieved Tekulve. Lankford singled, Ron Santo sacrificed both runners ahead, and Hal Newhouser relieved Rowe. Mickey Cochrane walked to load the bases with one out. Joe Judge then singled home Doby with the tying run and Lankford with the winning run for an unexpected victory as the hometown fans went crazy.
W – Ziegler (3-1) L – Rowe (5-1)
|Game #3:||Game 72 – Christy Mathewson ‘08 (11-3) v. Carl Weilman ’14 (6-8)
Clockwork 3-1: Mathewson took the mound with strict instructions to quiet Fantomz bats, and he accomplished his mission. Big Six limited the Force to two hits, while the Heros scored single runs during the 4th, 5th, and 6th innings. Clockwork catcher Louis Santop doubled twice and scored twice and Newhouser bounced back to pitch 1 1/3 scoreless innings for the save.
W – Mathewson (12-3) L – Weilman (6-9) SV – Newhouser (2)
|Game #4:||Game 73 – George Uhle ‘26 (9-5) v. Satchel Paige ‘41 (10-5)
Fantomz 4-0: Fantomz struck early once again, with Doby plating Choo during the 1st inning. Doby later hammered a two-run clout in the 6th inning to offer additional support for Paige. Satchel fired a three-hitter, striking out nine and walking one, for his 11th win. The teams combined for only seven hits and six stranded runners in the finale.
W – Paige (11-5) L – Uhle (9-6)
|Series Summary:||Fantomz surprised Clockwork (and themselves!) by winning three of four from the NL West leaders. The Force’s quiet offense woke up during the first two games as some regulars are attempting to reach the Mendoza Line by the All-Star break.
Player of the Week nominee: Fantomz’s Larry Doby went hit two homers with six rbi during a 4-for-13 series; Clockwork’s Louis Santop hit for a better series average (8-for-15) with two rbi.
Pitcher of the Week nominee: Fantomz’s Satchel Paige, for pitching a three-hit shutout, striking out nine with an 89 Game Score; his second consecutive shutout.
|Fire Lake Segers @ Virginia Cavaliers|
|Series Preview:||Fire Lake 30-38 takes on Virginia 34-35 with Virginia having a slight edge, statistically, in pitching and hitting. But, will that matter?|
|Game #1:||FLS 8-3 W-D.McLain (5-7) L-R.Sewell (0-1)
Fire Lake scored on a FC in the 1st and Virginia on a FC in the 2nd. Back to back to back singles in the 4th gave Fire Lake another run for a 2-1 lead. In the 5th P. Rose singled and stole 2nd as M. Prado dropped the throw. B. Larkin followed with a liner up the middle with Rose scoring for a 3-1 lead and then back to back to back doubles by V.Pinson, J.Cardenal, and D.Menke upped the lead to 6-1 as Fire Lake tallied 4 runs in the 5th. A 7th inning 2-run double from D.Mitchell closed the gap to 6-3 but in the 8th J.Roseboro’s RBI single and another FC RBI gave Fire Lake an 8-3 lead. However, an even more important play occurred in the 8th. D.Menke got plunked in the head by an errant pitch from G.Jackson and will be out for 5 days. Why was that more important? Because from that point on for the rest of the series, everything went right for Fire Lake and the Segers’ bats came to life as if to say, “we’ll show you what happens when you hit one of our boys!” J.Roseboro’ 3-4 day with 2 RBI led the way for Fire Lake with J.Cardenal also going 3-4 scoring 3 runs and driving in 1.
|Game #2:||FLS 3-0 W-R.Guidry (6-8) L-J.Guzman (3-3)
P.Rose was 2-4 with 0 RBI. V.Pinson was 2-4 with 0 RBI as they combined for 4 of the Segers 5 hits. T.Perez got the 5th hit and did drive in a run. The other 2 runs came on a bases loaded walk and a SF. Oh, and all 3 runs came in the top of the 1st inning. After that R.Guidry took over. Guidry threw a CG shutout allowing 3 measly singles. Hard to score when you don’t hit. And Virginia has a reputation of not hittin
|Game #3:||FLS 14-4 W-E.Rixey (2-1) L-P.Roe (2-4)
Remember that part about the Fire Lake bats coming alive? Yeah, to the tune of 19 hits! Six of the starting 9 had multiple hits. V.Pinson 5-5 with 3 RBI. J.Cardenal 4-6 with 4 RBI. S.Rolen 3-4 a RBI and 5 runs scored. B.Larkin 2-5, 3 runs, 2 RBI and a homer. J.Roseboro 2-5 with 3 RBI. And finally, P.Rose 2-6 with 2 runs. Fire Lake starter, E.Rixey, benefitted from the runs by throwing a CG 10 hitter for the victory. T.Pena was 3-3 with 3 RBI for Virginia making him the only offensive threat for them in the game.
|Game #4:||FLS 4-1 W-M.Soto (4-1) L-J.Key (3-4) SV-G.Lavelle (2)
This was a good game for Virginia,…for 6 innings anyway. Fire Lake scored the first run on a RBI single by T.Perez that drove in B.Larkin and staked Fire Lake to a 1-0 lead. M.Soto and J.Key then traded goose eggs for the next 5 innings as neither team could push any runs across. Then, in typical Virginia fashion, the roof fell in. E.Davis led off the 6th with a single and B.Walters walked. M.Soto couldn’t get the bunt down and struck out. That brought up Pete Rose, not known for his power,…”P. ROSE ’77 facing J. KEY ’86, T 7th, 1 Out, 1st and 2nd, Ahead 1-0 …The runners take their lead … pitcher steps off … KEY ’86’s back on the rubber…KEY ’86 comes home … this one’s got a chance … KINER ’53 gives chase … now he gives up…it’s a getty goner! … ROSE ’77 takes his victory lap … that’s good for three big runs.” Just like that the roof fell in for Virginia. Soto continued to the 9th when Virginia finally scored a run on a P.Whitney RBI and then G,Lavelle stepped in to put out the fire.
|Series Summary:||Fire Lake sweeps. If you don’t hit, you don’t win. Virginia has a penchant for not hitting as they continue to slide into a free fall as they tumble in the standings. Fire Lake on the other hand, brought the bats. Fire Lake outhit Virginia 37 – 26. Neither team showed much power as Virginia had no homers and Fire Lake only 2.
Possible players of the week?…For Fire Lake Jose Cardenal was 7-17 (.412) with 6 RBI and Pete Rose 8-20 (.400) with a homer and 3 RBI. Ron Guidry’s 9 inning 3-hitter was the pitching highlite of the series. For Virginia,…face it,…they will never have a player with highlites good enough to be player of the week.
The only good thing for Virginia was the fact we got to play using Team Viewer. Terry was very cordial in whipping my hind parts, but I had a lot of fun playing. Thanks Terry.
|Climax Cougars @ Iowa Giants|
|Series Preview:||The Climax Cougars 31-37 get to cross the border and come to Iowa and play the Giants 27-42 on Team Viewer Giants just before the game advised Nik they are having a disappointing season and have traded Allie Reynolds a strong starter for them starting 14 games going 4-6 with an awesome 2.51 era to the Western Michigan Retrogrades for shortstop Bobby Wallace who hopefully will help the Giants next year. Well on to the series|
|Game #1:||CMC 2-3-0 WP Chandler 10-2
IOWA 0-2-1 LP Bonham 6-4
Spud Chandler was awesome as he threw a complete game 2 hit shutout. Tiny Bonham experiencing another tough loss going 6 inning giving up 2 hits and one earned run.
|Game #2:||CMC 4-6-0 WP Fernandez 1-4
IOW 1-5-0 LP Doak 0-2
Sid Fernandez gets his first win of year going 7 innings allowing 5 hits 1 er and 6 k’s. Bill Doak on the other side was nearly as good going 7 innings 4 hits 2 runs one of them earned to take the loss. Mel Ott goes 2 for 4 with 2 doubles and 2 rbi’s.
|Game #3:||CMC 2-5-0 LP R Waddell 5-5
IOW 3-10-0 WP B Feller 4-13 Gossage SV 11
Bob Feller gets the win going 5 2/3 innings giving up 5 hits 2 er and gets strong relief from Rincon and Gossage.
|Game #4:||CMC 12-17-0 WP Harris 2-3
IOW 7-12-3 LP Lemon 1-2
Harlond Clift has a strong game going 2-3 with 5 rbi’s and S Crawford J. Bautista both provided 3 hits and 2 rbi’s as the Giants committed 3 errors and gave up 5 unearned runs.
|Series Summary:||A fun series playing team viewer with Nik Cougars got the hits when they needed them and the Giants as usual passed up most opportunties to score. Even with a lossing record I look forward to playing every game feel have the ownership of the team and just hope can make some smart moves to get this team prepared for next year.|
|Hollywood Zombies @ Nags Head Surf Sox|
|Series Preview:||HOLLYWOOD ZOMBIES (25-44) vs. NAGS HEAD SURF SOX (28-41)
The last place Zombies travel to Nags Head to face the 6th place Sox.
|Game #1:||Game 1
Jack Pfiester (1st appearance) vs. Zane Smith (1-1 3.32)
Bottom 1 – Rough start for Pfiester as he gives up back to back singles to Ryne Sandberg and Von Hayes and walks Jimmie Foxx to load the bases with no outs. Then … he works out of it … striking out Giancarlo Stanton and getting Howard Johnson to ground into an inning ending double play. 0-0
Bottom 2 – Pfiester can’t work out of the bases loaded jam this time as Von Hayes slams a 2 out, 3 run double for the Sox. After a Foxx walk, Stanton makes up for his first inning K with a 3 run round-tripper, his 7th of the season. NH 6-0
Bottom 3 – Sandberg RBI single scores Jeter. NH 7-0
Bottom 4 – Back to back Stanton and HOJO doubles ups the NH lead to 8-0
Bottom 5 – Hayes’ 2 out double finally chases Pfiester. Foxx greets Mike Myers with a blast over the right field fence (#13) NH 10-0
Top 6 – Shawn Green’s 2 out double plates Eddie Collins with the fist Zombie run NH 10-1
Bottom 7 – Larry Bowa pinch hit triple, comes around to score on a Hayes’ bloop single – NH 11-1
Heathcliff Slocumb tosses 2 scoreless innings to wrap up a rare blow-out victory for the Sox. Collins, Green, and Tejada each have 2 hits a piece for the Zombies. Von Hayes pushes his average back above .300, going 4 for 5 with 4 RBIs. Stanton had 3 hits and 3 RBIs and Zane Smith makes a bid to permanently join the rotation allowing only 1 run over 7 innings.
HOL 1 9 1
|Game #2:||Walter Johnson (7-8 2.67) vs. Jim Palmer (3-3 3.80)
Top 4 – Yadier Molina’s 2 out double scores Robin Ventura – HOL 1-0
Bottom 4 – Jimmie Foxx scores on a third strike passed ball to tie the game. On the next play, Andre Dawson scores on a wild pitch to put the Sox up 2-1. Dave Kingman scores on a HOJO SAC fly. NH 3-1
Top 7 – Bagwell scores after Kingman drops a Shawn Green flyball to left. Tejada follows with a double scoring Green and tying the game. Ventura reaches on a Jeter error, Tejada to third. Tejada scores on a Molina single HOL 4-3
Top 8 – Eddie Collins single scores Walter Johnson, who had doubled. Bagwell scores on a Green SAC fly – HOL 6-3
Francisco Rodriguez retires the Sox in the 9th for his 8th save. Molina and Bagwell each had 3 hits for Hollywood.
HOL 6 13 0
|Game #3:||Eddie Plank (3-10 5.58) vs. Cole Hamels (3-5 4.24)
Bottom 1 – Back to back Hayes and Foxx doubles stake Nags Head to the early 1-0 lead
Bottom 3 – Sandberg walks, steals second, and scores on a Tejada error on a ground ball of the bat of Hayes. NH 2-0
Bottom 4 – HOJO solo homerun, #5 on the year, ups the Sox lead to 3-0. Later in the inning, Von Hayes smacks a 2 run single – NH 5-0
Bottom 5 – Kingman solo homerun, #9 – NH 6-0
Top 7 – 4 consecutive singles by Ventura, Molina, Guerrero, and pinch hitter Pete Ward put the Zombies on the board and chase Cole Hamels. NH 6-2
Bottom 8 – Stanton 2 run double – NH 8-2
Top 9 – Solly Hemus pinch hit RBI triple makes the game 8-3. Brett Butler singles in Hemus to cut the lead to 8-4, but Tony Watson comes in to get the final 2 outs.
Not sure what’s wrong with Eddie Plank, as he has another rough outing, falling to 3-11 on the season with a 5.61 ERA. Von Hayes has another strong game for the Sox, collecting 2 hits and 2 RBIs.
HOL 4 11 2
|Game #4:||Steve Rogers (5-10 4.24) vs. Joaquin Andujar (2-12 5.89) Rogers, winner of 2 straight versus Andujar, who hasn’t won a game since April 18.
Bottom 1 – Singles by Sandberg, Hayes, and Foxx put the Sox up 1-0. Stanton follows with a single then Dawson triples in Stanton and Foxx for the 3-0 lead. Nags Head will add one more for the early 4-0 lead.
Bottom 3 – Dawson’s 10th homerun of the year makes it 5-0 Sox.
That’s all Andujar would need as he goes the distance, tossing a 5 hit shutout to record his 3rd win of the season. Andre Dawson led the Sox offense with 3 hits (a double, a triple, and a homerun), 3 RBIs, and 2 runs scored.
HOL 0 5 0
|Series Summary:||Another rarity, as Nags Head wins a series. Von Hayes had a solid series, with 7 hits, 3 doubles and 6 RBIs. Andujar finally winning a game was another Sox highlight.|
|Pigtown Bombers @ Wainwright Wranglers|
|Series Preview:||Pigtown comes to Wainwright in a series of struggling teams. Wainwright has been in a nose dive and shock up their roster. Did it work?|
|Game #1:||7-4 Pigtown Mcginity throws a five hitter and the wizard of OZ drives in 2|
|Game #2:||3-2 Pigtown . 22 grade Duane Ward rumoured to be available gives a two run bomb in top of nine to Mike Greenwell wasting a strong start from Lefty Grove. Darren O’day closed the game off getting his seventh save|
|Game #3:||7-5 Pigtown this one was over early as Vic Willis gives up 6 runs in 2/3 of a inning|
|Game #4:||Wainwright avoids the sweep as Doc White pitches a complete game seven hitter for a 5-3 victory . Bip Roberts also rumored to be available and George Brett each went 3 for 4|
|Series Summary:||Pigtown feasted on Wainwright this series and it looks like Wainwright is in sell mode with both Bip Roberts and Duane Ward who were expected to be leaders this year not producing|