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VOL. 2, No. 70 SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 1971 TEN CENTS

Cardinals’ Triple Comeback, A.L. EAST W L
Major League Standings

Brock’s 6 Hits Topple Pirates New York

New York

ST. LOUIS — The Cardinals were 1-25 empty blows.
Detroit 28 30 .483 14 St. Louis 30 31 .492 7½
when trailing after seven innings in 1971. They Singer (7-6) went the distance to beat Montre- Boston 26 31 .456 15½ Chicago 26 34 .433 11
had lost three of four extra inning tilts. Lou al for the second time in 11 days. Loser Bill Washington 22 34 .393 19 Montreal 21 32 .396 12½
Brock had never amassed six hits in one game. Stoneman (6-6) is 0-4 in his past five starts.
All that changed Saturday when the Birds Phillies 3, Padres 2 A.L. WEST W L PCT. GB N.L. WEST W L PCT. GB
rallied in the ninth, 10th and 11th innings to Oakland 37 22 .627 --- San Francisco 38 24 .613 ---
PHILADELPHIA — Oscar Gamble lined a
California 28 32 .467 9½ Houston 31 29 .517 6
beat the National League East- tying two-run double in the bottom of the ninth,
Minnesota 27 32 .458 10 Los Angeles 30 30 .500 7
leading Pirates, 9-8. and three batters later scored the game-winning Milwaukee 23 31 .426 11½ Cincinnati 27 32 .458 9½
The victory was the eighth run on Larry Bowa’s single as the Phillies Chicago 21 32 .396 13 Atlanta 28 34 .452 10
straight at home for the Cards. stunned the Padres. Kansas City 21 32 .396 13 San Diego 20 41 .328 17½
They are 14-2 in their past 16 San Diego starter Steve Arlin tossed seven
Saturday’s American League Results Saturday’s National League Results
home outings. shutout innings. He left the game with a 2-0 lead
Baltimore 5, Chicago 3 St. Louis 9, Pittsburgh 8 (11 innings)
The home magic wasn’t ap- courtesy of Dave Campbell’s two-run home run Detroit 7, Minnesota 2 New York 4, San Francisco 2
Lou Brock parent in Saturday’s top of the off Philly starter Jim Bunning in the top of the Milwaukee 12, Cleveland 2 Cincinnati 4, Chicago 3
first. Cardinals starter Mike Torrez served up eighth inning. Oakland 2, New York 1 Los Angeles 11, Montreal 1
back-to-back home runs with two out — a three Phils reliever Lowell Palmer (1-0) pitched a Kansas City 2, Boston 1, (12 innings) Philadelphia 3, San Diego 2
-run blast by Pittsburgh’s Al Oliver and a solo scoreless top of the ninth to gain the win. Friars California 3, Washington 1 Atlanta 5, Houston 1
shot off the bat of Bob Robertson. Torrez was fireman Al Severinsen (1-2), who allowed Gam- Today’s Probable Starting Pitchers Today’s Probable Starting Pitchers
hooked in the second inning. ble’s double, was hung with the loss. All times local All times local
Milwaukee (Krausse 2-8) at Cleveland (McDowell 7 San Diego (Arlin 6-5) at Philadelphia (Reynolds 3-
St. Louis crept to within 5-4 after 8½ innings Braves 5, Astros 1
-6), 1:30 p.m. 1), 1:35 p.m.
against Pirates starter Nelson Briles. But Briles ATLANTA — Henry Aaron launched his Chicago (John 4-4) at Baltimore (Cuellar 6-5), 2 San Francisco (Marichal 7-6) at New York (Gentry
was lifted after loading the bases with one out 616th career home run and Ron Reed went the p.m. 6-3), 2:05 p.m.
in the bottom of the ninth. Reliever Bob Veale distance to win for the first time in seven starts Minnesota (Kaat 8-2) at Detroit (Cain 2-1), 2:30 Los Angeles (Osteen 6-6) at Montreal (Renko 2-5),
served up a tying sacrifice fly to Dal Maxvill as the Braves upended the Astros. p.m. 2:15 p.m.
and the game spun into extras. Boston (Siebert 6-4) at Kansas City (Splittorff 1-0), Cincinnati (Nolan 7-6) at Chicago (Jenkins 8-7),
Aaron’s two-run shot in the sixth inning, his
2:30 p.m. 1:15 p.m.
A run-scoring ground out by pinch hitter Jose 24th of the year, gave Atlanta a 2-1 lead. He New York (Peterson 6-0) at Oakland (Odom 1-2), Pittsburgh (Walker 7-2) at St. Louis (Carlton 5-3),
Pagan gave the Pirates a one-run lead in the top added a two-run single in the ninth, giving him a 1:30 p.m. 1:15 p.m.
of the 10th. Joe Hague’s sacrifice fly in the bot- major league-leading 59 RBI. Washington (Brown 0-0) at California (Maloney 2- Atlanta (Jarvis 5-1) at Houston (Wilson 7-2), 2 p.m.
tom of the frame re-tied the game. N.L., Page 2 2), 2 p.m.
Dave Cash’s bases-loaded single scored two
runs in the top of the 11th. But again the Birds
came back, scoring on an RBI ground out by
Blue Fans 11, Wins 9th, Burnishes All-Star Resume
Matty Alou; an RBI single by reliever and With Father’s Day almost upon us, it’s offi- of the sixth inning when A’s second baseman Willie Horton, Dick McAuliffe and Bill
eventual winning hurler Moe Drabowsky, cially the season to contemplate candidates for Dick Green lined a two-run double. Blue sailed Freehan also homered for Detroit.
a .163 career batsman hitting because the Cardi- starting pitcher in the All-Star game. into the ninth with a five-hitter and was within Twins starter Stan Williams (2-1) was eject-
nals were out of position players; and a game- In that vein, count the A’s 2-1 win over the two outs of a shutout when Danny Cater tagged ed in the fifth inning after allowing three runs.
winning single by Jerry McNertney. Yankees on Saturday a twin triumph for Vida a solo homer to cut Oakland’s lead to 2-1. Harmon Killebrew had two doubles and his
Drabowsky (2-0), the eighth pitcher used by Blue. Blue retired the side without incident to im- 10th home run for Minnesota. He is three hom-
St. Louis, retired the only batter he faced. Not only did Blue (9-3) sizzle — nine innings, prove to 9-3. Stottlemyre, bidding to be the first ers shy of 500 for his career.
Brock’s six-hit effort (all singles) was a career six hits, 11 strikeouts — he won his ninth game, major league hurler to 10 wins this year, al- Brewers 12, Indians 2
high, and the first by a Cardinal since 1935. tying for tops in the majors. In the process he lowed two runs on seven hits in seven innings CLEVELAND — Frank Tepedino knows
Loser Mudcat Grant (1-3), the fifth Pirates denied New York’s Mel Stottlemyre, another All and fell to 9-2. how to make a good first impression.
hurler, allowed three runs in 2/3 of an inning. -Star contender, his 10th victory. Blue also low- Tigers 7, Twins 2 Tepedino had three hits and drove in three
Pittsburgh has lost a season-high four in a row. ered his ERA to 2.19, moving from fifth to third DETROIT — Mickey Lolich fired a five- runs as the Brewers bashed the Tribe. Since
Dodgers 11, Expos 1 in the American League. hitter with nine strikeouts and Norm Cash con- joining Milwaukee on June 10, he has hit his
MONTREAL — Bill Singer, aided by five Blue’s credentials are eye-popping. In addi- tinued his torrid hitting as the Tigers extended first two major league homers (one a grand
homers, earned his fourth win in five starts as tion to his wins and ERA, he leads the majors their win streak to six games. slam) and is batting .462 with eight RBI.
the Dodgers snapped a five-game losing streak. with 151 strikeouts and 131 1/3 innings pitched. Lolich (5-7) turned in his fifth complete Ted Kubiak and Phil Roof also had three
Tom Haller and Steve Garvey tagged back-to Of more immediate importance to the A’s: game while winning for the first time in six RBI for the Brewers, providing more than
-back solo shots in the fourth inning to give Blue’s latest gem snapped Oakland’s three-game starts. Cash had three hits including his 15th enough support for rookie Jim Slaton (1-2) who
L.A. a 4-1 lead. Willie Crawford’s two-run losing streak against the Yankees, their fellow home run. In 20 games since May 22, Cash is went the distance for his first major league win.
homer highlighted a five-run rally in the sixth. A.L. front-runners. hitting .384 with 21 RBI and 12 round-trippers, Indians starter Rich Hand allowed eight runs
Richie Allen and Wes Parker also had bases- The game was a scoreless tie until the bottom most in the majors during that span. A.L., Page 2

Around Baseball Major League Leaders Johnson: Racism is
Part of the Problem
With 10-Cent Beer Carew, Min.
Johnstone, Chi.
Aaron, Atl.
Beckert, Chi.
.365 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Johnson, the
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Brewers, who volatile American League batting champion of
Epstein, Oak. 53 168 29 61 .363 Jones, N.Y. 50 189 21 66 .349
haven’t come close to filling County Stadium 1970 who has been benched by the California
Cater, N.Y. 56 207 22 75 .362 Oliver, Pit. 56 204 27 71 .348
since opening day this year, hope to do it next Angels, was quoted Saturday
Friday night with 10-cent beer. Murcer, N.Y. 58 223 43 79 .354 Brock, St.L 59 251 87 41 .347 as being embattled in personal
Brewers’ attendance was down 33,648 from McMullen, Cal. 59 221 39 75 .339 Garr, Atl. 62 262 42 89 .340 battles with various team-
last year when officials announced they would Blair, Bal. 47 195 31 63 .323 Johnson, Phi. 56 204 33 69 .338 mates, some of them racial in
try to beef it up with beer. nature.
Fosse, Cle. 54 211 27 68 .322 Stargell, Pit. 55 184 58 62 .337
Ticket director Dick Hackett said such pro- The comments were printed
motions throughout the season will attempt to Howard, Was. 56 218 28 70 .321 Alou, St.L 59 253 36 85 .336
in Saturday’s editions of the
Alex Johnson
swell crowds, and he’s optimistic of a sellout a Tovar, Min. 59 242 36 77 .318 Sanguillen, Pit. 54 218 29 73 .335 Los Angeles Times in an inter-
week from Friday night when 1,000 barrels of HR: Petrocelli (Bos.) 18; Smith (Bos.) 16; HR: Stargell (Pit.) 27; Aaron (Atl.) 24; view done by Bill Lane of the Los Angeles
beer will be sold for 10 cents per 10-ounce cup. Cash (Det.) 15; Nettles (Cle.) 15; Powell (Bal.) Robertson (Pit.) 15; May (Cin.) 14; Johnson Sentinel, a black-area newspaper.
“But promotions are only an extra,” Hackett 14. (Phi.) 14. Johnson was quoted as saying some players
said. “Advance ticket sales for the rest of the RBI: Petrocelli (Bos.) 55; White (N.Y.) 46; RBI: Aaron (Atl.) 59; Stargell (Pit.) 54; Torre on the Angel team — whom he did not mention
season give us confidence that people here still Bando (Oak.) 44; Smith (Bos.) 44; 3 tied with (St.L) 42; Davis (L.A.) 42; Santo (Chi.) 41. by name — disliked him and let their feelings
want to see our main product — baseball — 43. Wins: Blass (Pit.) 9-2; Holtzman (Chi.) 9-3; be known to newsmen.
and that we don’t need gimmicks to survive.” Wins: Kline (N.Y.) 9-1; Stottlemyre (N.Y.) 9-2; Sutton (L.A.) 8-3; Seaver (N.Y.) 8-4; Ellis (Pit.) 8- “As far as some of these players going to the
PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies signed Coleman (Det.) 9-2; Blue (Oak.) 9-3; McNally 4. newspapers with statements about me, there
shortstop Mike Schmidt, 21, their No. 2 choice (Bal.) 8-1. Strikeouts: Seaver (N.Y.) 124; Jenkins (Chi.) again you see who is doing the agitation,” John-
in the free agent draft. Schmidt will be assigned Strikeouts: Blue (Oak.) 151; Lolich (Det.) 100; Stoneman (Mon.) 92; Kirby (S.D.) 87; son said. “I was taught you keep your argu-
to Peninsula of the Carolina League. 119; Coleman (Det.) 99; Blyleven (Min.) 87; Holtzman (Chi.) 86. ments in the clubhouse. Have I been quoted as
BOSTON — The Red Sox announced they McDowell (Cle.) 83. ERA: Seaver (N.Y.) 1.57; Wilson (Hou.) 1.91; saying out in public that this or that player is no
have signed outfielder Jim Rice, 18, of Ander- ERA: Fingers (Oak.) 1.52; Wood (Chi.) 2.06; Billingham (Hou.) 2.10; Holtzman (Chi.) 2.27; good, that I don’t want to play with him?”
son, S.C., their top pick in the regular phase of Blue (Oak.) 2.19; Stottlemyre (N.Y.) 2.24; Dob- Blass (Pit.) 2.42. Johnson intimated that some of his squabbles
this week’s baseball free agent draft. son (Bal.) 2.27. JOHNSON, Page 2
SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 1971 Page 2

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National League Boxscores
Who’s Hot - Garr, Atl.: Batting .425 during 18-game hit streak
Who’s Not - Pepitone, Chi.: 0-for-14 since June 8
Pitching Swell - Seaver, N.Y.: 20 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings
Not So Well - Forsch, Hou.: 1-3, 5.76 ERA in 4 starts in 1971

American League Boxscores
Who’s Hot - Cash, Det.: 12 HR, 21 RBI, .384 in past 20 games
Who’s Not - Heidemann, Cle.: 0-for-15 since June 8
Pitching Swell - Coleman, Det., 7-0, 1.98 ERA in past 7 starts
Not So Well - Hannan, Mil.: 0-2, 45.00 ERA in past 2 appearances

N.L. career round-trippers.
From Page 1
Giants starter Frank Re-
berger allowed four runs in
Reed (3-7) hurled a six-hitter
five innings and fell to 4-3.
for his first complete game of
Reds 4, Cubs 3
the season.
Astros starter Ken Forsch (3-
belted a go-ahead three-run
7) was a hard-luck loser, allow-
double in the seventh inning
ing just two runs on four hits in
as the Reds snapped a seven-
eight innings.
game road losing streak.
Mets 4, Giants 2
NEW YORK — Ray Cincy’s Jim McGlothlin, in
Sadecki spun a six-hitter with his first start after 11 relief
six strikeouts as the Mets appearances, allowed three
trimmed the Giants. runs in eight innings and im-
Sadecki (4-1), traded to the proved to 6-2.
Mets by San Francisco in De- Glenn Beckert tripled home
cember 1969, was making his one run in the bottom of the
first appearance against his ex- ninth and scored another as
team. He was staked to a 3-0 the Cubs cut the lead to 4-3.
lead in the bottom of the fifth But Reds reliever Tony Clon-
inning on Ken Singleton’s RBI inger earned his second save.
single and Ed Kranepool’s two- Cubs starter Ken Holtzman,
run double. seeking to become the majors’
Willie Mays got two runs first 10-game winner, was
back on his 13th homer in the chased after 6 2/3 innings,
top of the sixth. Mays has 641 allowing four runs on five hits.

A.L. less tie in the top of the sixth Johnson with the left fielder.
inning with an RBI single. Johnson eventually won the
From Page 1 From Page 1
Fred Patek’s RBI single in the title with a .329 mark but nev-
in four innings and fell to 0-5. with the club resulted from his
eighth re-tied the game. er commented publicly about
Orioles 5, White Sox 3 being black.
Tom Burgmeier (2-1), his relationship with Phillips.
BALTIMORE — Don Bu- “Hell, yes, I’m bitter. I’ve
K.C.’s fourth pitcher, earned Early this season, Johnson
ford’s two-run home run in the been bitter since I learned I was
the win with two scoreless hit a batting slump and after a
bottom of the ninth inning black,” he was quoted. “The
innings. Ken Brett (2-1) took 5-for-33 slump in early May,
broke a 3-3 tie, giving the Ori- society into which I was born
the loss, yielding one un- was benched by Phillips on
oles a victory over the White and in which I grew up and in
earned run. May 21 for not hustling.
Sox. which I play ball today is anti-
Angels 3, Senators 1 Two days later he was
Chicago pinch hitter Walt black. My attitude is nothing
ANAHEIM — Teenager benched again and then asked
(No Neck) Williams smashed a more than a reaction of their
Andy Hassler hurled 7 1/3 Phillips for another talk.
three-run homer to tie the game attitude.
strong innings to earn his first “But they don’t keep the He came back to the lineup
in the top of the ninth. major league win as the An- May 26 and in the next five
hatred to themselves. They go
Birds starter Pat Dobson (7- gels dealt the Senators their games, collected nine hits in
out of their way to set up barri-
3) went the distance to win his 20th loss in 26 games. 23 at-bats. But when he failed
third consecutive start. Vicente Hassler, 19, won in his to run out a groundout on June
Johnson is an introvert and
Romo (1-2), who served up third big league start, holding 4, he was benched and has
rarely made extensive com-
Buford’s game-winner, was the woeful Washington to one run since appeared only three
ments to reporters, and almost
loser. on four hits. never about his relations with times as a pinch hitter and
Royals 2, Red Sox 1 Dave LaRoche pitched 1 teammates or the club. Last once as a pinch runner.
KANSAS CITY — Bob 2/3 shutout innings to earn his season, when his batting aver- Throughout the row with
Oliver’s single scored Cookie third save. age was dipping below .320 Phillips, Johnson has been
Rojas in the bottom of the 12th Dick Bosman limited the and there was still a chance silent.
inning as the Royals edged the Halos to two runs in seven Johnson could earn the bat title, “A small minority of the
Red Sox. frames, but took the loss and manager Lefty Phillips admit- white ones are good people,”
George Scott broke a score- fell to 1-7. ted he had a “man to man” talk he was quoted as saying.