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MONDAY, APRIL 12, 1971

VOL. 2, No. 8

Brewers Long, Winding Road


Leads Finally! to 1st Place
MILWAUKEE Whether measured by
time or by space, the upshot was the same: Milwaukee baseball fans had been so long without
a first-place team they had forgotten what it felt
like.
They have one today. Dave Mays three-run
double highlighted a five-run fourth inning
Sunday as the Brewers beat the Angels 9-6 and
rose to the top of the American League West.
The last time a Milwaukee team sat atop the
standings: 2,061 days ago, Aug. 20, 1965, after
the Braves 4-3 victory over the Pirates. The
Braves bolted for Atlanta after that season.
Milwaukee fans didnt know it, but help was
on the way with the creation of the expansion
Seattle Pilots in 1969. The Pilots spent three of
their first five days of existence in first place.
But they flopped at the gate in the Pacific
Northwest, and were redirected 1,689 miles
east, to Milwaukee, for the 1970 season.
They lost 97 games last year, never breathing the rarefied air of first place. A 20-5 defeat
in this years opener appeared to portend another dismal summer. Perhaps not.
The Brewers third win in a row vaulted
them percentage points ahead of the As. Marty
Pattin (1-1) came within one out of a complete
game, and Andy Kosco tied a career high with
four hits to assume the A.L. batting lead.
Californias Tom Murphy (0-2) gave up five
runs in 3 2/3 innings.
Orioles 5-4, Tigers 2-3
BALTIMORE Pat Dobson spun a fourhitter in the opener, and Paul Blairs tiebreaking single provided the margin of victory
in the nightcap as the Orioles swept the Tigers.
Dobson, making his Orioles debut, outpitched Dean Chance, making his Tigers debut,
in the first game. Chance allowed four runs in
six innings. The Os Don Buford tripled, homered and had three RBI.
Blairs eighth inning single in the second
game made a winner of reliever Tom Dukes (10). Detroits Al Kaline tagged a go-ahead threerun home run the 352nd career blast for the
Tigers franchise leader.
Yankees 7-2, Senators 5-1
WASHINGTON Roy White cracked two
home runs in the first game, and Danny Cater
lashed a tie-breaking eighth-inning single in the
nightcap as the Yankees swept the Senators.
White drove in four runs in the first game,
and Curt Blefary also homered in support of
winner Steve Kline (1-0). Loser Dick Bosman

(0-1) allowed seven runs in 6 2/3 innings.


Caters single drove in White to snap a 1-1 tie
in the second game. Reliever Lindy McDaniel (10) earned the win with two perfect innings of
relief. Denny Riddleberger (1-1) took the loss.
Frank Howard homered in the second game.
He has a major league-leading nine RBI.
Royals 12, As 7
OAKLAND The Royals pounded a teamrecord five home runs, four against As ace Catfish Hunter, as Kansas City bombed Oakland.
Kansas City shortstop Freddie Patek cleared
the wall in the first and second innings, giving
him his first career multi-homer game. Ed Kirkpatrick homered and had three RBI.
Royals reliever Jim York (1-0) threw two shutout innings to get the win. Hunter (0-1) allowed
eight runs (six earned) in three-plus frames.
Indians 3, Red Sox 1
CLEVELAND Alan Foster pitched eight
strong innings as the Indians edged the Red Sox.
Ray Fosse and Ken Harrelson had RBI singles
in the first inning, giving Foster a 2-0 lead. Foster
(1-0) yielded one run on six hits.
Loser Gary Peters (0-1) went the distance.
Twins 7, White Sox 3
CHICAGO Jim Kaat (1-0) scattered 11 hits
and added two hits of his own as the Twins
tripped the White Sox.
The Sox made three errors leading to four unearned runs.

The San Francisco Giants opened a new


chapter in their Japanese baseball experience by
signing a 21-year-old Tokyo Lotte Orions pitcher to a two-year contract.
Kunihiro Yoshioka, a left-hander who helped
the Orions to the Pacific League pennant last
year in his second season of professional baseball, will play this season and next in the Giants organization.
It is the second such signing by the Giants.
The American club signed three players from
Japan in 1963 and brought them through their
farm system, but only southpaw Masanori Murakami reached the major league club.
Murakami appeared in only nine games and
had a 1-0 record in 1964, but excelled as a relief
pitcher in 1965 appearing 45 times and compiling a 4-1 mark.
It is expected that Yoshioka will come to the
U.S. within the next few months, probably to
join one of the Giants farm clubs.
WASHINGTON Jim Lyttle, 24-year-old
outfielder of the New York Yankees, rested
comfortably in Doctors Hospital following an
emergency appendectomy Saturday night. He
was expected to be released by Wednesday.

TEN CENTS

Major League Standings


A.L. EAST
Baltimore
New York
Boston
Cleveland
Washington
Detroit

W
4
4
2
2
2
1

L
1
1
2
2
4
4

PCT.
.800
.800
.500
.500
.333
.200

GB
----1
1
2
3

N.L. EAST
Chicago
New York
Pittsburgh
Philadelphia
Montreal
St. Louis

W
5
3
3
2
1
1

L
1
1
2
2
3
4

PCT.
.833
.750
.600
.500
.250
.200

GB
--1
1
2
3
3

A.L. WEST
Milwaukee
Oakland
Kansas City
Chicago
Minnesota
California

W
3
4
3
2
2
1

L
1
2
3
3
3
4

PCT.
.750
.667
.500
.400
.400
.200

GB
----1
1
1
2

N.L. WEST
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Cincinnati
Houston
Atlanta
San Diego

W
4
4
2
3
2
1

L
2
2
2
4
3
5

PCT.
.667
.667
.500
.429
.400
.167

GB
----1
1
1
3

Sundays American League Results

Sundays National League Results

Baltimore 5, Detroit 2, Gm. 1


Baltimore 4, Detroit 3, Gm. 2
New York 7, Washington 5, Gm. 1
New York 2, Washington 1, Gm. 2
Cleveland 3, Boston 1
Kansas City 12, Oakland 7
Minnesota 7, Chicago 3
Milwaukee 9, California 6

St. Louis 7, San Francisco 4, Gm. 1


San Francisco 4, St. Louis 2, Gm. 2
Cincinnati 3, New York 0
Montreal 10, Philadelphia 6 (10 innings)
Los Angeles 4, San Diego 2
Pittsburgh 3, Atlanta 1
Houston 4, Chicago 2

Todays Probable Starting Pitchers

Todays Probable Starting Pitchers

All times local

All times local

Oakland (Fingers 1-1) at Milwaukee (Krausse 1-0),


12:30 p.m.
Boston (Culp 1-0) at Washington (Jankeski 0-0),
7:30 p.m.
Minnesota (Blyleven 0-1) at Kansas City (Drago 01), 7:30 p.m.
(Only games scheduled)

San Diego (Kirby (0-0) at San Francisco (Perry 1-0),


1 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Johnson 0-0) at Philadelphia (Wise 0-0),
7:35 p.m.
Cincinnati (McGlothlin 1-0) at Atlanta (Reed 0-1),
8:05 p.m.
Houston (Blasingame 1-0) at St. Louis (Carlton 00), 8 p.m.
Chicago (Holtzman 1-0) at Los Angeles (Vance 00), 8 p.m.
(Only games scheduled)

Gibson, Marichal Give Fans a Thrill, Teams a Twin-Bill Split


ST. LOUIS Two hurlers almost certainly
bound for Cooperstown shared the mound at
Busch Stadium on Sunday, each earning a win as
the Cardinals and Giants split a doubleheader.
Bob Gibson (1-1) had seven strikeouts including the 2,400th of his career in the first
game, as the Cardinals defeated the Giants 7-4.
Juan Marichal (2-0) tossed a six-hitter in the second game as the Giants prevailed 4-2.
The two veteran right-handers are young
enough to further burnish resumes already robust
enough to merit serious consideration for enshrinement in the Hall of Fame. (See chart at
bottom of Page 2). Sunday they provided a 2-forthe-price-of-1 bargain for 27,104 fans.
St. Louis touched Giants starter Rich Robertson (0-1) for three runs in the first and third innings of the opener the second trio courtesy of
a Joe Hague homer. The Giants chased Gibson
during a four-run seventh, but relievers Moe

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Drabowsky and Frank Linzy clinched the win.


The Giants staked Marichal to a 3-0 lead in
the first inning of the nightcap. Bobby Bonds
led off the game with a home run off Reggie
Cleveland (0-1), and Alan Gallagher added a
two-run single.
Marichal went the distance. Solo homers by
Joe Torre accounted for both Cardinal runs.
Reds 3, Mets 0
NEW YORK A two-hitter by unheralded
Greg Garrett trumped a 15-strikeout effort by
Tom Seaver as the Reds blanked the Mets.
Garrett (1-0) lost a no-hit bid in the sixth, but
achieved his sixth major league win and first
shutout. Tony Perez and Johnny Bench clubbed
solo homers for the Reds.
Seaver (1-1) whiffed eight in a row and 12 of
13 between the first and sixth frames.
Expos 10, Phillies 6
PHILADELPHIA Former Phillie Bobby

Major League Leaders


AMERICAN

AB

AVG.

Kosco, Mil.

17

Kenney, N.Y.

16

Pena, Mil.

17

May, Mil.

Howard, Was.

AB

AVG.

.529

Montanez, Phi.

13

.538

.500

Beckert, Chi.

25

13

.520

.471

Henderson, S.F.

20

.450

14

.429

McCovey, S.F.

20

.450

26

11

.423

Williams, Chi.

25

11

.440

Johnstone, Chi.

19

.421

Jones, N.Y.

16

.438

Reichardt, Chi.

19

.421

Parker, L.A.

23

10

.435

Cater, N.Y.

19

.421

Perez, Atl.

17

.412

Brown, Cle.

15

.400

Pepitone, Chi.

27

11

.407

Mincher, Oak.

15

.400

Davis, L.A.

25

10

.400

RBI: Howard (Was.) 9; Kosco (Mil.) 7; Killebrew (Min.) 7; five tied with 6.
Wins: Several tied with 1-0.
Strikeouts: Blue (Oak.) 22; John (Chi.) 13;
Lolich (Det.) 12; Fingers (Oak.) 11; Hunter
(Oak.) 11.
ERA: Fingers (Oak.) 0.00; Hedlund (K.C.)
0.00; Palmer (Bal.) 0.00; Siebert (Bos.) 0.00;
Cox (Was.) 0.56.

N.L., Page 2

VIEWS OF SPORTS

NATIONAL

HR: Andrews (Chi.) 3; six tied with 2.

Wine broke a 6-6 tie with a two-run homer in


the top of the 10th inning, helping lead the
Expos to victory over his old squad.
Wine, who spent eight years with the Phils,
struck the decisive blow off loser Bill Champion (0-1). It was one of a team record-tying
four home runs for the Expos.
Reliever Ron Reed (1-0) got the win.
Dodgers 4, Padres 2
LOS ANGELES Don Sutton struck out
nine while scattering six hits in eight innings
as the Dodgers downed the Padres.
Willie Davis broke a scoreless tie in the
second inning with his first homer, a two-run
shot. Chris Cannizzaro hit his third for San
Diego; his career high is five. Nate Colbert
swatted his second for the Padres.
Tom Phoebus (0-2) allowed four runs in
five innings and took the loss for the Pads.

HR: Stargell (Pit.) 3; Aaron (Atl.) 3; Cannizzaro (S.D.) 3; King (Atl.) 3; eight tied with 2.
RBI: King (Atl.) 8; Williams (Chi.) 7; five tied
with 6.
Wins: Jenkins (Chi.) 2-0; Marichal (S.F.) 2-0;
several tied with 1-0.
Strikeouts: Seaver (N.Y.) 23; Singer (L.A.) 15;
Sutton (L.A.) 14; Jenkins (Chi.) 13; Holtzman
(Chi.) 10.
ERA: Garrett (Cin.) 0.00; Billlingham (Hou.)
0.00; Santorini (S.D.) 0.00; four tied with 1.00.

By Red Smith
Philadelphia Story
The Philadelphia Phillies have red shoes, a
sauna bath, two handball courts and wall-towall carpeting in their clubhouse and on the
playing field. Their customers in their $15,800a-year boxes have carb casino with their martinis. Their owner, Bob Carpenter, has in his office the rolltop desk that belonged to the original John Wanamaker.
There is practically nothing the Phillies dont
have except players capable of moving them up
to fourth place in the National League East.
They even have the all-time attendance record for a baseball game in the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania. When they opened their new
playpen with a 5-2 conquest of the Montreal
Expos on Saturday, 55,352 immortal souls
showed up to boo club and league officials,
players, umpires, politicians and Bowie Kuhn.
Not even in that golden past when Richie
Allen was here to be abused did the clientele
turn out in such numbers. This crowd was only
65,405 short of Philadelphias record for a
sporting event, established by the DempseyTunney fight in 1926. To be sure, not all paSMITH, Page 3

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Hall
Worthy?
Age W* L

AllPct. ERA Star

World Cy
Series Young MVP

Gibson

35 191 118 .622 2.83

Marichal

33 205 98 .677 2.71

* In the 1960s, Marichal led the majors with 191 wins; Gibson was 2nd with 164

Pirates 3, Braves 1
ATLANTA Dock Ellis
turned in eight solid innings
and Willie Stargell homered
for the third time in four
games as the Pirates trimmed
the Braves.
Ellis (1-1) held Atlanta to
one run in eight innings. For
good measure, his two-run go
-ahead single put Pittsburgh
up for good in the third.
Stargells four-bagger was
the 199th of his career.
Jim Nash (0-1) took the
loss for Atlanta, allowing
three runs in seven frames.

Astros 4, Cubs 2
HOUSTON Don Wilson stymied the Cubs for
eight innings and his two-run
single provided the margin of
victory as the Astros dealt the
Cubs their first loss of the
season.
Chicagos 5-0 start was its
best since 1934.
Wilson (1-0) held the Cubbies to two runs in eight
frames. His two-run single
capped a three-run rally in the
seventh. Reliever Fred Gladding earned his second save.
Billy Williams clubbed his
second home run for Chicago.
He has seven RBI, second in
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rishioners remained throughout the devotions to see the home team achieve its second victory of 1971. After five innings, at
least 10,000 had quit the windy stands for
the comfort of some saloon.
Remembrance of Things Past
Ever since vaudeville was in flower,
Philadelphia has been pictured as a bluenosed dowager among cities, where life
moves at a pneumatic crawl. Like many
stereotypes, this is inaccurate. Veterans
Stadium so-called out of respect for Jim
Bunning, who pitched and won the first
game opened only 18 months behind
schedule after no more than 25 years of
talk about building over the Pennsylvania
Railroad tracks near 30th Street Station,
about building on a site picked out by Carpenter in northeast Philadelphia, about
jumping across the Delaware to New Jersey.
The location finally chosen used to be
the city dump, which is an unintentional
but fitting tribute to the Phillies purple
past.
Baker Bowl, where the team played
from 1887-1938, had the charm of a city
dump, but not the size. If the right fielder
had beer on his breath, as he frequently
did, the first baseman could smell it. For
that matter, the whole team smelled most
of the time, even though a sign covering
the whole wall in right field boasted: The
Phillips Use Lifebuoy.
Dear old Baker Bowl. It was the only
park in the majors that had a child born in
the ladies room between innings. (The
obstetrician had advised against going to
the game, but Grover Alexander was
pitching.)
Goodbye to All That
That was in 1912, when Alexander won

19 games. In 1915 he won 31 during the


season and another in the first World Series the Phillies ever made. The Boston
Red Sox then won four straight. Thirtyfive years later the Phils got into their second and last World Series. The Yankees
took that one, four games to none.
By this time the team had moved to
Shibe Park, where the most thrilling experience was finding a place to park. Any
time one did discover space at the curb
there was always an urchin to offer:
Watcher car, Bud? (In Philadelphia, all
small boys address their elders as Bud.)
This was a euphemism for: Pay now, and
maybe I wont let the air out of your
tires.
And now, goodbye to all that. Veterans
Stadium has ample parking areas and a
symmetrical playing field covered with
blue-green Astroturf. It has tidy little fillies in burgundy hot pants who smile adorably when asked for directions and reply,
I really dont know, sir.
Games Magnates Play
Pitchers are going to love the park because the vast playing area from left center to right center will be Death Valley for
power hitters.

Home runs in the new stadium are supposed to stir Philadelphia Phil and Philadelphia Phyllis to action but they, like
the grandstand elevator, werent working
Saturday. Phil and Phyllis are 15-foot
dolls in colonial costume ornamenting
the faade in center field. When the Phillies get a home run, Phil bats a line drive
that bongs against a 15-foot Liberty Bell,
causing the crack in the bell to light up.
On a carom, the ball hits Phyllis in the
rear. Startled, she jerks a lanyard and
fires a cannon. A Betsy Ross model flag
unfurls and dancing waters spring up
from fountains.
These features complement a $3 million electric scoreboard that displays
batting averages, advertisements, animated cartoons and greeting to fans
groups from the York Road Tavern and
Swamp Lutheran Church.
There is deep personal animosity here
toward performing scoreboards and other
contrived gimmicks that upstage the
game in the view of some spectators, but
perhaps the Phillies need distractions.
Though the priceless antique Bunning
gave them splendid pitching, the firing
squad cant bear close inspection.