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Old 06-21-2018, 11:36 PM   #41
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October 4th, 1969- League Championship Series
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New York Yankees SP Fritz Peterson allowed 10 hits and struck out 4 over 8 innings in a 2-1 win over the Athletics. The 27 year old was 23-8 with a 1.92 ERA in 37 starts this season. His 23 wins, 1.92 ERA, 0.92 Whip and 0.9 BB/9 led the AL this season. Last season Peterson was 12-11 with a 2.63 ERA in 36 games including 27 starts for the Yankees.

The Yankees scored runs in the bottom of the 8th and 9th to overcome the A's 1-0 lead. It was a 3B Jerry Kenney walk off double in the 9th with 2 outs that was the difference in the game off Athletics starter Blue Moon Odom.

The Yankees lead the Series 1-0.

New York Yankees SP Mel Stottlemyre allowed 8 hits and struck out 3 over 6 innings in a 2-1 win over the Athletics. The 27 year old was 21-10 with a 2.53 ERA in 38 starts this year. Last season Stottlemyre was 21-12 with a 2.45 ERA in 36 starts for the Yankees.

Athletics 3B Sal Bando hit the 1st HR of the playoffs by either team in the 1st to give the A's an early 1-0 lead. The Yankees scaped together runs in the 2nd and 5th innings for the win.

The Yankees lead the Series 2-0.

Oakland Athletics RF Reggie Jackson was 2 for 3 with a HR and 2 RBIs in a 4-3 win over the Yankees. The 23 year old was hitting .282 with 37 HRs and 85 RBIs in 160 games. Jackson set a career high in his 3 MLB seasons with 159 hits besting the 138 he hit in 1968 for the Athletics.

A winning run came in the bottom of the 7th. Reggie Jackson hit a 1 out double, then Joe Rudi drew a walk. Jackson attempts to steal 3rd and Yankees C Thurman Munson throws the ball into LF and Jackson is able to score to make it 4-3. For Jackson, he hit his 1st career post season HR.

The Yankees lead the Series 2-1.

Oakland Athletics SP Blue Moon Odom allowed 4 hits and struck out 6 over 8.1 innings in a 7-2 win over the Yankees forcing a deciding game 5. The 24 year old was 21-6 with a 2.21 ERA in 34 starts this year. Odom's 21 wins best his previous career best of 16 in 1968 with the Athletics.

RF Reggie Jackson had the big hit, a Grand Slam HR in the bottom of the 3rd gave the As a 5-0 lead. Jackson has 2 HRs and 7 RBIs in the 4 games so far.

The Series is tied 2-2.

New York Yankees SP Fritz Peterson allowed 5 hits and struck out 3 over 7 innings in a 4-2 series clinching win over the Athletics. Peterson finished the ALCS with a 1-0 record with a 1.80 ERA in 2 starts. Peterson had 23 wins during the regular season which set a career best in his 4 years in the MLB, his previous best was 12 in 1968 and 1966 both with the Yankees.

Yankees Roy White had a big at bat in the bottom of the 5th, White fouled off 5 pitches before hitting a 1 out triple and later scored on a Jerry Kenney fielders choice to the A's SS to make it 3-1.

In a losing cause Athletics RF Reggie Jackson was named the Series MVP. Jackson hit .333 with 2 HRs and 7 RBIs in the 5 games.

The Yankees win the Series 3-2.

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Pittsburgh Pirates SP Bob Veale allowed 3 hits and struck out 4 over 7 innings in a 2-1 loss to the Dodgers in 14 innings. The 33 year old was 20-9 with a 2.81 ERA in 34 starts this year. Last year Veale was 13-14 with a 2.05 ERA in 33 starts for the Pirates.

Despite out hitting the Dodgers 15-8, the Pirates committed 3 errors and allowed the winning run on a SAC Fly by LF Willie Crawford.

The Dodgers lead the Series 1-0.

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Dock Ellis allowed 5 hits and struck out 2 over 6 innngs in a 5-0 win over the Dodgers. The 24 year old was 14-11 with a 2.44 ERA in 33 starts. Last year Ellis was 6-5 with a 2.51 ERA in 26 games including 10 starts.

The Pirates grabbed control in the bottom of the 6th with 1 out and runners on the corners. C Manny Sanguillen delivered a 2 run triple to make it 2-0. RF Roberto Clemente was 3 for 4 and had a triple himself in the 7th inning.

The Series is tied 1-1.

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Bill Singer allowed 7 hits and struck out 4 in a complete game 7-1 win over the Pirates. The 25 year old was 22-7 with a 1.61 ERA in 40 starts. Singer led the NL with his 1.61 ERA, 291 Ks and 0.97 Whip in 1969. Singers 22 wins was a career high besting his 13 in 1968 with the Dodgers.

In the bottom of the 3rd, Dodgers RF Manny Mota hit a running scoring triple to give LA a 2-0 lead.

The Dodgers lead the Series 2-1.

Los Angeles Dodgers C Tom Haller was 1 for 2 with 2 RBIs in a 6-4 series clinching win over the Pirates. The 32 year old hit .302 with 11 HRs and 51 RBIs in 131 games during the regular season. Haller had a career high 144 hits this year, 9 more then he had in 1968 with the Dodgers which was his previous high.

Despite the loss, Pirates RF Roberto Clemente was named the Series MVP, he hit .421 with 1 HR and 4 RBIs in the 4 games.

With the score tied 4-4 in the bottom of the 7th, with runners on 2nd and 3rd and 0-outs Maury Wills hits a SAC fly to CF to make it 5-4 and then Manny Mota follows with a run scoring double to make it 6-4.

The Dodgers win the Series 3-1.

This Weeks Major Transactions

The St Louis Cardinals have traded C Tim McCarver, RF Byron Browne, CF Curt Flood and CL Joe Hoerner to the Philadelphia Phillies for 1B Dick Allen, SP Jerry Johnson and 2B Cookie Rojas. The 27 year old McCarver hit .311 with 9 HRs and 62 RBIs in 144 games for the Cardinals. The 2-time World Series winner debuted in the MLB in September 1959 as a 17 year old. The 26 year old Browne hit .266 with 5 HRs and 14 RBIs in 74 games for the Cardinals. The 31 year old Flood hit .295 with 6 HRs and 68 RBIs in 157 games for the Cardinals. It is rumoured that Flood is not happy with the trade. Flood's anger may be as a result of his unhappiness with Cardinals owners Anheuser-Busch when he felt he was slighted on a pay raise at the end of the 1968 season and Busch's comments he felt were directed a him during the 1969 spring training boycott. The 32 year old Hoerner was 10-11 with 13 saves, a 2.63 ERA in a NL leading 68 appearances for the Cardinals. The 27 year old Dick Allen hit .263 with 28 HRs and 75 RBIs in 155 games for the Phillies. The 1964 NL Rookie of the Year's career did not get off to a great start when he faced racial harassment while in the minors in Little Rock. Residents staged protest parades against Allen, the teams first black player. The 25 year old Johnson was 4-14 with a 4.14 ERA in 31 games including 23 starts for the Phillies. The 30 year old Rojas hit .241 with 4 HRs and 17 RBIs in 108 games for the Phillies. Rojas selected baseball over his fathers choice as a doctor. The Phillies used him in all 9 positions in 1964 including pitcher and catcher. In summary, with Curt Floods later legal battle over this trade, the trade itself may have led to what in baseball is now known as "Free Agency".

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The New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers will face each other in the 1969 World Series Championship. For the Yankees, the last time they made to post season was in 1964 and their last World Series win was in 1962. What makes it interesting is the Yankees won 101 games and won over 100 games in both 1961 (109) and 1963 (104) yet the won it all during 1962 when they won 96 games in between.
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The Dodgers last reached the post season in 1966 and won a World Series in 1965. Current Dodgers on that 1965 team are SP Claude Osteen, SP Bill Singer, RP John Purdin, CL Jim Brewer, C Jeff Torborg, 1B Wes Parker, 3B Jim Lefebvre, SS Maury Wills, LF Willie Crawford and CF Willie Davis.
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The projected starters for the 1st 2 games in Los Angeles are
NYY Mel Stottlemyre vs LAN Don Sutton
NYY Stan Bahnsen vs LAN Claude Osteen
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October 11th, 1969- World Series
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Los Angeles Dodgers SP Don Sutton allowed 6 hits and struck out 9 over 7 innings in a 6-3 loss to the Yankees. The 24 year old was 18-11 with a 2.17 ERA in 41 starts this year. Sutton was an 1969 NL All Star.

Sutton left the game at the end of the 7th leading 3-2 but the 8th and 9th unraveled for the Dodgers. PH Frank Fernandez hits an 0-out 2 run HR in the top of the 8th off of CL Jim Brewer to put the Yankees up 4-3. The Yankees added 2 more with a RBI double by Bobby Cox and then a RBI single by Bobby Murcer in the 9th.

Yankees C Thurmon Munson hit a solo HR in the 6th for his 1st of the playoffs, Fernandez's HR was his 1st of the playoffs as well.

The Yankees lead the Series 1-0.

New York Yankees 1B Joe Pepitone was 4 for 5 with a HR and 7 RBIs in a 9-6 win in 10 innings over the Dodgers. The 29 year old hit .278 with 30 HRs and 84 RBIs in 150 games this year. Pepitone is a 2-time Gold Glover winner and a 4-time All Star.

The Dodgers have a 6-4 lead going into the 9th, but for the second straight game blew the lead. With former Yankee Pete Mikkelsen on the mound for LA, Joe Pepitone hits a 2 run HR in the inning to sent the game to extras. In the 9th, Jerry Kenney hits an RBI single with 1 out to break the tie. Now with 2 out, Pepitone hits a 2 run single into CF to add to the lead. The Dodgers had a couple base runners in the bottom half of the 10th, but Willie Davis 1st pitch swinging hits a fly ball to RF to end he threat and the game.

Yankees LF Ron White scored 3 times as he had 3 walks and no hits. 3B Joe Kenney was 3 for 6, while Pepitone's HR was his 3rd of the post season. Dodgers CF Willie Davis did hit a HR in the 5th, his 1st of the playoffs. It was CL Jim Brewers 2nd blown save of the playoffs.

The Yankees lead the Series 2-0.

New York Yankees CF Ron Woods was 2 for 4 with a HR and 2 RBIs in a 6-5 win over the Dodgers. The 26 year old hit .256 with 5 HRs and 24 RBIs in 103 games for the Tigers (34) and Yankees (69) this season.

With the score tied 5-5 in the bottom of the 6th, Woods hits a solo HR off of Claude Osteen to RF. For Woods, it was his 1st HR and 3rd RBI of the playoffs.

Dodgers CF Willie Davis was 3 for 4 in the game, he hit his 1st triple of he playoffs in the 3rd. With the loss, Osteen is now 0-2 in the playoffs and a 6.60 ERA. Yankees 1B Joe Pepitone added 3 more RBIs and is hitting .300 with 4 HRs and 13 RBIs after adding a 2 run shot in the 3rd. Yankee SP Fritz Peterson is now 2-0 with a 3.43 ERA in the playoffs.

The Yankees lead the Series 3-0.

New York Yankees SP Mike Kekich allowed 10 hits and struck out 8 in a complete game 3-2 win over the Dodgers in 12 innings clinching the World Series in a Sweep. The 24 year old was 2-5 with a 3.79 ERA in 10 starts this year.

The Dodgers tied the game 2-2 in the top of the 9th courtesy of Manny Mota's RBI single that scored Bill Sudakis. With 2 out in the bottom of the 12th and runners at 1st and 3rd, Thurmon Munson earned a 8 pitch walk bringing up Horace Clarke to the plate. Clarke delivers the walk off RBI single up the middle for the World Series win.

Yankees 1B Joe Pepitone was named the World Series MVP, he finished the post season hitting .265 with 4 HRs and 14 RBIs. Dodgers 1B Wes Parker was 3 for 6 in the game.

The Yankees win the World Series 4-0.

The 1969 World Series Champions:

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Chicago White Sox CL Wilbur Wood was named the AL Reliever of the Year. The 28 year old was 7-6 with 21 saves, a 1.84 ERA in 62 games (82 IPs) this year. Wood also won the 1968 AL Reliever of the Year award.

Los Angeles Dodgers CL Jim Brewer was named the NL Reliever of the Year. The 31 year old was 6-7 with 19 saves, a 1.92 ERA in 65 games (89 IPs) with the Dodgers. This was Brewer's 1st post season award.

California Angels CL Ken Tatum won the AL Rookie of the Year award. The 25 year old was 7-5 with 21 saves, a 2.61 ERA in 56 games (72 IPs) this year. Tatum finished 3rd in the AL with 38 games finished this season.

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Ted Sizemore was named the NL Rookie of the Year, the 24 year old hit .291 with 2 HRs and 49 RBIs in 159 games for the Dodgers. Sizemore finished 6th in the NL with 9 triples this year.

New York Yankees SP Fritz Peterson won the 1969 AL Cy Young Award. The 27 year old was 23-8 with a 1.92 ERA in 37 starts. His 23 wins, 1.92 ERA, 0.92 Whip and 0.9 BB/9 led he the AL this season. Peterson was also an AL All Star this year to go along with his World Series ring. Oakland's Blue Moon Odom finished 2nd while the Orioles Dave McNally finished 3rd.

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Bill Singer won the NL Cy Young Award. The 25 year old was 22-7 with a 1.61 ERA in 40 starts this year. His 1.61 ERA, 291 Ks, 0.97 Whip and 8.2 K/9 led the NL this year. Singer was also an 1969 NL All Star this season. Cardinals Bob Gibson finished 2nd in voting while the Cubs Fergie Jenkins was 3rd.

Minnesota Twins 3B Harmon Killebrew was named the AL Most Valuable Player this season. The 33 year old hit .279 with 56 HRs and 132 RBIs in 162 games. His 118 runs, 56 HRs, 138 walks, .418 OBP and 1.027 OPS all led the AL this year. Killebrew is now an 9-time All Star as well. Red Sox SS Rico Petrocelli finished 2nd in the voting ahead of 3rd place Yankee SP Fritz Peterson.

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Bill Singer won the NL Most Valuable Player Award. The 25 year old was 22-7 with a 1.61 ERA in 40 starts this year. His 1.61 ERA, 291 Ks, 0.97 Whip and 8.2 K/9 led the NL this year. Besides the MVP trophy, Singer won the 1969 NL Cy Young. Cardinals SP Bob Gibson finished 2nd while Reds 3B Tony Perez was 3rd.
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The St Louis Cardinals have traded CL Dave Giusti with C Dave Ricketts to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for 3B Frank Vanzin and LF Carl Taylor. The 29 year old Giusti was 7-2 with 2 saves, a 1.86 ERA in 28 games including 12 starts with the Cardinals. The Pirates are looking at Giusti as a full time closer, using his variation of the change-up... a palm ball. The 34 year old Ricketts hit .167 with 0 HRs and 0 RBIs in 24 at bats for the Cardinals. The 25 year old Taylor hit .312 with 3 HRs and 30 RBIs in 104 games for the Pirates in his rookie season.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have released SP Jim Bunning. The 38 year old was obtained in a trade after SP Don Drysdale was forced to retire this season. In 1969, Bunning was 17-10 with a 2.64 ERA in 34 starts for the Pirates (25) and Dodgers (9). Bunning had a perfect game for the Phillies in June 1964, it was the MLB's 7th perfect game recorded in MLB History since 1880...... The Philadelphia Phillies signed Bunning a week or so later as a free agent.

The New York Mets have released 3B Ed Charles. It appears to be the end of the line for the 36 year old as he hit .265 with 5 HRs and 32 RBIs in 87 games this season. Nicknamed the "Poet", Charles wrote poetry concerning baseball and racism.

The Cincinnati Reds have released Pedro Ramos. The 34 year old was 0-0 with a 4.63 ERA in 8 games (11 IPs) last year with the Pirates (1) and Reds (7). Over his career since 1955 with the Senators, Ramos has been among the leaders in HRs by a pitcher with 15. This includes 3 seasons of 3 HRs from 1961-1963.

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The St Louis Cardinals have traded SP Ray Washburn to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for SP George Culver. The 31 year old Washburn was 8-6 with a 3.08 ERA in 29 games including 18 starts last year for the Cardinals. Washburn was a member of he 1967 Cardinals that went on to win the World Series. In 1968 Washburn "NO HIT" the Giants, the first by a Cardinal since 1941. The 26 year old Culver was 7-6 with 1 save, a 3.61 ERA in 38 games including 14 starts for the Reds. Like Washburn, Culver had a NO HITTER in 1968 dispatching the Phillies 6-1.

The Philadelphia Phillies have traded RF Johnny Callison and a player to be named later to the Chicago Cubs for RF Oscar Gamble and SP Dick Selma. The 30 year old Callison hit .234 with 17 HRs and 65 RBIs in 142 games for the Phillies. Callison was a fan favorite of the Phillies as he played there from 1960-69.Callison is a 3-time All Star. The 19 year old Gamble hit .290 with 0 HRs and 10 RBIs in 73 games for the Cubs. The Cubs may regret losing Gamble so early on in his career, the Negro League find will play many seasons in the MLB. The 26 year old Selma was 10-11 with a 2.84 ERA in 34 games with the Padres (4) and Cubs (30) including 29 starts. Selma made his MLB debut in September 1965 with the Mets. He was traded for the 2nd time this season.

The St Louis Cardinals have traded RF Vada Pinson to the Cleveland Indians for CF Jose Cardenal. The 31 year old hit 287 with 10 HRs and 62 RBIs in 145 games for the Cardinals. Pinson hit a Grand Slam in his 4th career MLB game in 1958 at the tender age of 19. The 26 year old Cardenal hit .297 with 12 HRs and 53 RBIs in 149 games for the Indians. The Cuban born Cardenal made his MLB debut with the Giants in 1963.

The Houston Astros have purchased the contract of RP Mike Marshall from the Seattle Pilots. The 26 year old was 3-10 with 1 save, a 5.29 ERA in 35 games including 14 starts. Marshall relies on his screw-ball, as he became and advocate to help limit pitching arm injuries, including suggesting the surgery for Tommy John, which eventually became know as "Tommy John Surgery".

The California Angels have traded SP Jim McGlothlin, RP Pedro Borbon and RP Vern Geishert to the Cincinnati Reds for LF Alex Johnson and 1B Chico Ruiz. The 26 year old McGlothlin was 15-13 with a 3.01 ERA in 35 starts for the Angels. McGlothlin made his MLB debut on September 20th, 1965 for the California Angels. He made the 1967 AL All Star team with his 12-8 record that year. The 22 year old Borbon was 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA in 2 games (4 IPs) for the Angels. Borbon is the MLB's #74 prospect and will become a big part of the Reds bullpen. The 23 year old Geishert was 0-3 with a 6.35 ERA in 4 games including 3 starts for the Angels. The 26 year old Johnson hit .362 with 13 HRs and 88 RBIs in 149 games for the Reds, his .362 batting average led the NL. Named the 1968 NL Comeback Player of the Year, Johnson was part of a 1966 OF the boasted CF Curt Flood and RF Lou Brock. Brock was originally in LF but Johnson displaced him to RF. It is rumored that the Reds were looking for pitching and with Bernie Carbo on the horizon, it made Johnson expendable. The 30 year old Ruiz hit .232 with 1 HR and 14 RBIs in 83 games for the Reds. Ruiz was mostly a bench player for the Reds but was forced into full time action when Leo Cardenas got injured in 1967. After playing real well at short, but everyday Ruiz joking told the Reds manager at the time, Dave Bristol that he should "Bench me or trade me".
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The New York Mets have traded CF Amos Otis and SP Bob Johnson to the Kansas City Royals for Joe Foy. The 22 year old Otis hit .197 with 1 HR and 12 RBIs in 75 games for the Mets. The Braves tried trading for Otis for Joe Torre, but the Mets refused. Otis clashed with manager Gil Hodges and the trade to the Royals was made. The 26 year old Johnson was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 3 games (5 IPs) for the Mets. The 26 year old Foy hit .221 with 5 HRs and 57 RBIs in 156 games for the Royals. Foy had a solid start to his career hitting .262 with 97 runs scored in 1966 for the Red Sox. As the MLB pitching improved, Foy's hitting fell off. The Royals can look back at this being one of their best trades ever.

The Oakland Athletics have traded SP Jim Nash to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for RF Felipe Alou. The 24 year old was 7-4 with 1 save, a 2.60 ERA in 17 games including 16 starts for the Braves. In his rookie season with the Athetics in Kansas City during the 1966 season, he was 12-1 with a 2.06 ERA in 127 IPs. He was considered part of the Athletics "kiddie corp" that also included Catfish Hunter and Blue Moon Odom. The 34 year old Alou hit .300 with 7 HRs and 36 RBIs in 127 games for the Braves. Alou who was actually born "Rojas" when the scout that signed Felipe mistakened the last name. Felipe was later joined by his brothers Matty and Jesus. The three brothers former the complete OF for the Giants in a game on September 15th, 1963.

The Detroit Tigers have traded RP Pat Dobson and 2B Dave Campbell to the San Diego Padres for Joe Niekro. The 27 year old Dobson was 6-4 with 2 saves and a 4.31 ERA in 38 games including 9 starts for the Tigers in 1969. A World Series ring winner in 1968 with the Tigers, Dobson could not find a regular spot in the Tiger rotation so was traded to the Padres. The 27 year old Campbell hit .279 with 1 HR and 4 RBIs in 48 games for the Tigers. The 25 year old Niekro was 7-17 with a 4.08 ERA in 33 starts for the Cubs (2) and Padres (31). Niekro will go on to be one of the best knuckle-ball pitchers along with his older brother Phil.

The Seattle Pilots have traded SP George Brunet to the Washington Senators for RP Dave Baldwin. The 34 year old Brunet was 10-15 with a 3.19 ERA in 28 starts for the Angels (17) and Pilots (11). Brunet made his MLB debut on September 14th, 1956 with the Athletics against the Red Sox facing Ted Williams with the bases load.... he induced Williams into a double play. The 31 year old Baldwin was 4-2 with 4 saves, a 4.79 ERA in 29 games for the Senators.

The Houston Astros have traded RF Curt Blefary to the New York Yankees for Joe Pepitone. The 26 year old Blefary hit .253 with 26 HRs and 100 RBIs in 158 games for the Astros. Blefary was the 1965 AL Rookie of the Year hitting .260 with 22 HRs and 70 RBIs for the Orioles. He won a World Series with the Orioles in 1966. Nicknamed "Clank" for his below average fielding abilities, the Orioles tried him in all sorts of positions to keep his bat in the line-up. Blefary actually played catcher during SP Tom Phoebus's 1968 No hitter. The 29 year old Pepitone hit .278 with 30 HRs and 84 RBIs in 150 games for the Yankees. The 1969 World Series MVP, it is legend that Pepitone spent his 1962 signing bonus ($25,000) which is the equivalent of over $200,000 today before he arrived to spring training. It was rumoured that Pepitone always carried hair products and a toupee for his balding head.

The St Louis Cardinals have sold RP Mudcat Grant to the Oakland Athletics. The 34 year old was 3-13 with 2 saves, a 7.90 ERA in 42 games including 13 starts with the Expos (10) and Cardinals (3). Grant hit a 3 run HR in game 6 of the 1965 World Series, and later became the Montreal Expos first ever starting pitcher in 1969.

The Oakland Athletics have traded 1B Danny Cater and 2B Ossie Chavarria to the New York Yankees for SP Al Downing and C Frank Fernandez. The 29 year old Cater hit .292 with 6 HRs and 66 RBIs in 150 games for the Athletics. Cater, not exactly a speedster had a trouble not hitting into double plays, from 1965 to 1972 he finished in the top ten 6 times in 8 years. The 29 year old Chavarria did not play in the MLB in 1969 for the A's, he last played in 1967 when he played 38 games for the Athletics. The 28 year old Downing was 10-7 with a 3.04 ERA in 26 games for the Yankees including 19 starts. Downing in real life was known for giving up Hank Aaron's 715th HR in 1974. The 26 year old Fernandez hit .196 with 17 HRs and 38 RBIs in 101 games for the Yankees. Fernandez became expendable with the emergence of Thurmon Munson.

The Seattle Pilots have traded RP Diego Segui and 1B Ray Oyler to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for 2B Ted Kubiak and SP George Lauzerique. The 32 year old Segui was 7-7 with 7 saves, a 4.54 ERA in 58 games including 8 starts for the Pilots. Segui will go onto be a Seattle Mariner and having pitched with each Seattle team in their first ever games. The 31 year old Oyler hit .175 with 5 HRs and 17 RBIs in 128 games with the Pilots. The 27 year old Kubiak hit .191 with 2 HRs and 21 RBIs in 90 games for the Athletics. The 22 year old Lauzerique was 2-1 with a 2.68 ERA in 8 games including 5 starts for the Athletics.

The Minnesota Twins have traded SP Dean Chance, RP Bob Miller, 3B Graig Nettles and CF Ted Uhlaender to the Cleveland Indians for SP Luis Tiant and RP Stan Williams. The 28 year old Chance was 10-7 with 3 saves, a 3.20 ERA in 41 games including 15 starts. Chance's unusual wind up when he would turn his back fully to the catcher sometimes made him a little wild. Chance at the time was the youngest player to win the Cy Young Award in 1964. The 30 year old Miller was 4-10 with 2 saves, a 5.44 ERA in 37 games including 11 starts for the Twins. Miller was 2-time World Champ with the Dodgers in 1963 and 1965. The 25 year old Nettles hit .237 with 11 HRs and 35 RBIs in 137 games for the Twins. Nettles in real life has a break out season in 1970 making this a lopsided trade. The 30 year old Uhlaender hit .283 with 18 HRs and 60 RBIs in 137 games for the Twins. The 29 year old Tiant was 17-18 with a 3.38 ERA in 39 games including 37 starts for the Indians. At age 21, Tiant's contract was purchased by the Indians from his Cuban team the Havana Sugar Kings. Because of tensions between Cuba and the US, Tiant did not see his parents for 14 years as he was unable to get back to Cuba. Tiant changed his pitching wind up as a result of a shoulder blade injury, where he would face 2nd base for most of his wind up. 1969 was an injury plagued season for Tiant and resulted in this trade. The 33 year old Williams was 4-10 with 15 saves, a 4.42 ERA in 48 games including 16 starts for the Indians. Williams won a World Series ring in 1959 with the Dodgers.

The San Francisco Giants have traded SP Ray Sadecki and LF Dave Marshall to the New York Mets for CF Jim Gosger and 2B Bob Heise. The 29 year old Sadecki was 8-10 with 1 save, a 3.70 ERA in 34 games including 17 starts for the Giants. Sadecki and Bob Gibson won a World Series with the Cardinals in 1964. Sadecki was not popular in San Francisco as the Giants trade Orlando Cepeda to get him. The 26 year old Marshall hit .244 with 5 HRs and 25 RBIs in 95 games for the Giants. The 27 year old Gosger hit .261 with 0 HRs and 7 RBIs in 57 games for the Mets (16) and Pilots (41) last year. The 22 year old Heise hit .286 with 0 HRs and 0 RBIs in 14 at bats for the Mets.

The San Francisco Giants have traded SP Bobby Bolin to the Seattle Pilots in exchange for RF Dick Simpson and LF Steve Whitaker. The 30 year old Bolin was 14-6 with a 3.77 ERA in 33 games including 22 starts for the Giants. Bolin finished 2nd in the NL with a 1.99 ERA behind Bob Gibson and his 1.12 ERA. The 26 year old Simpson hit .228 with 3 HRs and 6 RBIs in 23 games with the Yankees (6) and Pilots (17). The 26 year old Whitaker hit .240 with 4 HRs and 9 RBIs in 30 games for the Pilots.

The Chicago White Sox have traded SP Gary Peters and C Don Pavletich to the Boston Red Sox for Billy Farmer and 3B Syd O'Brien. The 32 year old Peters was 13-16 with 1 save, a 4.27 ERA in 37 games including 32 starts for the White Sox. Peters was a 2-time AL ERA leader (1963, 1966) and was the 1963 AL Rookie of the Year going 19-8. Peters is often used as a pinch hitter and hit a PH HR in 1968. Peters also has a Grand Slam to his name. The 31 year old Pavletich hit .229 with 4 HRs and 22 RBIs in 67 games for the White Sox. The 25 year old O'Brien hit .223 with 10 HRs and 33 RBIs in 107 games for the Red Sox.

The Washington Senators have signed C John Roseboro as a free agent. The 36 year old hit .231 with 5 HRs and 42 RBIs in 112 games for the Twins. Roseboro is a 3-time World Series champ, 1959, 1963 and 1965. Roseboro was going to be Ray Campanella's under study, but after a serious car accident paralyzed Campanella, Roseboro was forced into action full time in 1958. In 1965 Roseboro was involved in an altercation with Giants Juan Marichal. Marichal was not happy with Maury Wills after a bunt single and threw at Wills the next at bat. Dodgers SP Sandy Koufax threw one over Willie Mays head a little later. Later in the game with Marichal at the plate and Koufax on the mound, Roseboro buzzed a return throw to the pitcher by Marichal's ear, the fight was on. Marichal struck Roseboro a couple of times with his bat that opened up a gash that required 14 stitches. Marichal was ejected and Roseboro sued Marichal winning a $7500 out of court settlement. Roseboro later said the Koufax would never intentionally throw at hitters due to the risk of injury of his velocity.
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Major League Baseball returns to Wisconsin as the Seattle Pilots have relocated to Milwaukee and have become the "Brewers". The Milwaukee Braves left town to become the Atlanta Braves, so Milwaukee will once again have the MLB. Although the Pilots have not been granted full bankruptcy, season tickets have to be placed on hold.

St Louis Cardinals OF Curt Flood has filed a civil lawsuit against the MLB challenging the reserve clauses. Flood has refused to report to the Philadelphia Phillies after an October 1969 with the Cardinals.

The Sporting News has named Willie Mays as the Player of the Decade for the 1960's.

The Baseball Hall of Fame is proud to announce its two newest members. LF Stan Musial and CF Duke Snider.
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* The 49 year old Musial started his MLB career in 1941 with the St Louis Cardinals, where he remained his whole career that spanned to 1963. Musial played in 3026 games over a 22 year career. Musial had 3630 hits, 475 HRs and 1951 RBIs with a career batting average of .331. Musial was a 20-time All Star and won the MVP award 3 times. (1943, 1946, and 1948). He led the NL in doubles 8 times, triples 5 times and RBIs twice. He also won the batting title 7 times. Musial is also a 3-time World Series winner. Musial may have won more awards but he missed the 1945 season while he served in the Navy. Musial was born in Donora, Pennsylvania, as was a future ball player Ken Griffey Jr. making Junior the 2nd best left handed hitter from Danora.
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* The Silver Fox, Duke Snider started his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 at the age of 20 where he remainded with the franchise through its move to Los Angeles into 1962. He then played 1 season with the Mets 1963 and Giants 1964. The 2 time World Champ played 2143 games over 18 seasons, collecting 2116 hits, 407 HRs and 1333 RBIs with a .295 batting average. Snider was an 8-time All Star that led the league with 199 hits in 1950. In 1956 Snider led the league with 43 HRs which was a career high. Over 5 seasons from 1953-1957, Snider had 40 or more HRs. Like Musial, Snider served in the Navy in 1945 played in the Dodgers minor league teams until his MLB debut in April 1947. The Dodgers moved to Los Angeles and the new digs were not kind to the sore knees that Snider had. By 1961 Snider was limited to a part time player as age slowed him down. I remember Snider most as the smooth voice of the Montreal Expos from 1973-1986.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed Free Agent SP Fred Norman. The 27 year old was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA in the last season he pitched, 1967 for the Cubs in 1 game. Norman's career has been rocky to this point, as he has spent much of 5 seasons in the minors for the Athletics and Cubs. The screw-ball pitcher made his MLB debut in September 1962 for the Kansas City Athletics.

The St Louis Cardinals have released 1B Bill White, the 36 year old hit .211 with 0 HRs and 4 RBIs in 49 games for the Cardinals in 1969. White spent 13 years in the MLB and maybe his best, 1963 when he hit .27 HRs and 109 RBIs with 200 hits. White hit over .300 with at least 100 RBIs in 3 straight seasons from 1962-1964. He was a 1964 World Series champ, an 8-time All Star and a 7-time Gold Glover.

The Boston Red Sox have released RP Ron Kline. The 37 year old was 0-1 with 6 saves, a 1.50 ERA in 38 games for the Red Sox (26) Giants (6) and Pirates (6) in 1969. Kline made his debut with the Pirates in April 1962, he led the league with 18 losses in 1956 for the Pirates and again with 16 losses in 1958 with the Pirates.

The Oakland Athletics have traded LF Mike Hershberger, SP Lew Krausse, C Phil Roof and CL Ken Sanders to the Milwaukee Brewers for 2B Ron Clark and 1B Don Mincher. The 30 year old Hershberger hit .254 with 2 HRs and 11 RBIs in 47 games for the Athletics. Hershberger made his debut with the White Sox in 1961 and led the league with 7 Sac Flys in 1966. The 26 year old Krausse was 5-6 with a 5.06 ERA in 22 games for the Athletics. Krausse was caught in the cross hairs of Charlie Finlay when he was suspended by the Athletics for rowdyism in 1967. The 28 year old Roof hit .194 with 5 HRs and 27 RBIs in 86 games for the Athletics. The 28 year old Sanders did not play in 1969. The 27 year old Clark hit .188 with 0 HRs and 12 RBIs in 61 games for the Pilots (Brewers) and Twins in 1969. The 31 year old Mincher hit .231 with 18 HRs and 49 RBIs in 145 games for the Pilots. Mincher is the one of 5 players on the Twins that set a record with 5 HRs in an inning in 1966. The others to hit HRs that inning were Harmon Killebrew, Tony Oliva, Rich Rollins and Zoilo Versalles.

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The MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn has announced the suspension of Detroit Tigers SP Denny McLain for 3 months effective April 1st, 1970. McLain is suspected to be involved in a bookmaking operation. The 25 year old was 20-17 with 1 save, a 2.64 ERA in 41 starts for the Tigers last year.

The New York Yankees have purchased the contract of 1B Ron Hanson from the Chicago White Sox. The 31 year old hit .209 with 7 HRs and 26 RBIs in 115 games for the White Sox in 1969. Hanson was the AL Rookie of the Year in 1960 with the Orioles. Hansen missed the complete 1957 season due to sciatica, lower back and leg pain. He did make it to the bigs as a full time player in 1960 and won the Rookie of the Year award with 22 HRs and 86 RBIs. Hansen was traded to the White Sox with Hoyt Wilhelm for Luis Aparicio in 1963. Hansen missed much of the 1966 season with again his back injury and required surgery. After another trade to the Senators took place, he was the 8th man to ever complete an "unassisted triple play" in history during the 1968 season.
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The Milwaukee Brewers have finally completed the purchase of the Seattle Pilots to an organization led by Bud Selig. The price is rumoured at $10.8 M and with the short notice, the season tickets will go on sale April 1st. Team equipment will be altered to the Brewers logo as there is not enough time to get new uniforms.

The Washington Senators have signed Free agent RP Pedro Ramos. The 34 year old was 0-0 with a 4.63 ERA in 8 games (11 IPs) for the Pirates and Reds last year. Ramos led the AL with losses from 1958-1961. Over 4 season's he was credited with 75 losses. Ramos is 1 of 9 players that have been with the original and expansion Senators.

The Milwaukee Brewers have released SP Steve D Barber. The 32 year old was 6-11 with a 4.01 ERA in 24 games including 17 starts for the Pilots in 1969. Not to be confused as superstitious, Barber worn # "13" for most of his career. Barber had one 20 win season, in 1963 he was 20-13 with a 2.75 ERA. On April 30th, 1967 Barber was pulled with 2 outs in the 9th inning in a potential no hitter while still giving up 2 runs. The Orioles went on to no hit the Tigers but lost 2-1. After that, Barber's injury woes affected his success, limiting him to 19 and 17 starts respectively the last 2 seasons.
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The Cleveland Indians have traded RF Russ Snyder and 3B Max Alvis to the Milwaukee Brewers for 2B Frank Coggins and LF Roy Foster and cash. The 35 year old Snyder hit .220 with 3 HRs and 23 RBIs in 98 games in 1969 for the Indians. A World Series champ with the Orioles in 1966, Snyder's made a diving catch on September 22, 1966 that ended the game that clinched the Orioles the pennant. Snyder finished 3rd in voting for the 1959 AL Rookie of the Year. The 32 year old Alvis hit .206 with 4 HRs and 23 RBIs in 66 games for the Indians. The 2-time All Star led the AL with 10 HBP in 1963 and again in 1965 with 9. Alvis was hampered by spinal meningitis in 1964 but made a comeback in 1965 hitting 21 HRs but has had a more limited role with the Indians in 1969. The 25 year old Coggins did not play in 1969 in the MLB but last played in 1968. The 24 year old Foster has not played in the MLB yet.

The Kansas City Royals have released RP Orlando Pena. The 36 year old was 0-4 with 8 saves, a 3.59 ERA in 50 games including 1 start for the Indians in 1967, he has not played in the MLB since. Pena led the AL with 20 losses in 1963. The Indians sent Pena to the minors in 1968 where he played the last 2 seasons. Pena started 65 games for the Royals over 2 seasons in 1963-64.

The Washington Senators have released 3B Zoila Versalles. The 30 year old hit .252 with 1 HR and 18 RBIs in 94 games in 1969 for the Senators (22) and Indians (72). Versalles was the AL MVP in 1965 when he hit 273 with 19 HRs and 77 RBIs in 160 games for the Twins. Versalles is also a 2 time Gold Glover and All Star. Versalles led the Al in triples for three straight years starting 1963 (13), 1964 (10) and 1965 (12). I 1965 he had 76 extra base hits to lead the AL as well. In his MVP season, Versalles got 19 of 20 first place votes, the other went to teammate Tony Oliva. Versalles is rumoured to be on his way to Mexico to play in the Mexican League this year.

The Montreal Expos will be without the services of C John Bateman for 3 weeks as he was placed on the DL. The 29 year old hit .219 with 5 HRs and 27 RBIs in 90 games for the Expos last year. Bateman caught the very first no hitter by the Astros franchise, Don Nottebart held the Phillies hitless on May 17th, 1963. ** Bateman caught Expos first franchise no hitter as well when Bill Stoneman had a no no in April 1969 in Real Life

The Atlanta Braves will be without SP Ron Reed for 2-3 months as he was placed on the DL. The 27 year old was 16-10 with 1 save, a 2.81 ERA in 33 starts for the Braves in 1969. The 1968 NL All Star spent 2 years in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons before starting an MLB career. At 6'6 he was an imposing figure on the field as the court.

Cleveland Indians 1B Ken Harrelson will miss up to 5 months and was placed on the DL. The 28 year old hit .256 with 35 HRs and 103 RBIs in 160 games last year for the Red Sox (10) and Indians (150). Harrelson was an 1968 AL All Star when he led the AL with 109 RBIs. Harrelson had a 21 game hitting streak in 1969. Harrelson was ushered out of Oakland in 1967 after being upset with the manager firing of Alvin Dark by Chuck Finley. Harrelson will miss much of this season as a result of a broken leg when sliding into 2nd base during a March 19th exhibition game.

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Cincinnati Reds SP Jim Merritt allowed 1 hit and struck out 8 in a 1-0 win over the Expos. The 26 year old is now 1-1 with a 1.17 ERA in 2 starts. Merritt allowed 37 HRs last season to lead the NL in 1969.

Washington Senators SP Dick Bosman allowed 2 hits and struck out 6 in a 3-2 win over the Tigers. The 26 year old is 1-0 with a 1.33 ERA in 2 starts this year. Bosman led the AL with a 0.37 BB/9 in 1969.

Atlanta Braves SP Phil Niekro allowed 2 hits and struck out 6 in a complete game 4-0 win over the Padres. The 31 year old is now 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA in 2 starts. Niekro led the NL with 19 wild pitches in 1969.
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California Angels SP Andy Messersmith allowed 5 hits and struck out 11 over a complete game 5-0 win over the Brewers. The 24 year old is now 2-0 with a 0.56 ERA in 2 starts. In July 1969, Messersmith had a 1 hitter with 8 strikes out over the Red Sox. Messersmith was selected as the AL Player of the Week.

Kansas City Royals SP Dick Drago allowed 3 hits and struck out 10 in a 5-0 win over the Athletics. The 24 year old is 1-1 with a 0.50 ERA in 2 starts. This is Drago's 3rd career start with 10 Ks or more in 27 career starts.

It took 15 innings but the Milwaukee Brewers won their first franchise game 5-4 over the Angels. The Brewers start 1-1 and are still looking for their first HR.

Los Angeles Dodgers LF Bill Buckner was 3 for 4 with a HR and 4 RBIs in a 12-3 win over the Reds. The 20 year old is hitting .333 with 1 HR and 5 RBIs in 5 games. Buckner was named the MLB's #27 prospect in April 1970.

Baltimore Orioles SP Tom Phoebus allowed 6 hits and struck out 6 in a complete game 8-1 win over the Indians. The 28 year old is now 1-0 with a 1.00 ERA in 1 start. Phoebus led the AL with 6.28 H/9 in 1969.

Boston Red Sox SP Jim Lonborg allowed 9 hits and struck out 8 over a complete game 2-1 win over the Senators. The 27 year old is now 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 1 start. Lonborg was the 1967 AL Cy Young winner with his 22-9 record, 3.16 ERA in 39 starts for the Red Sox. He was also an 1967 All Star.

Milwaukee Brewers 3B Tommy Harper goes 3 for 4 including the Brewers franchise 1st ever HR, he added 3 RBIs in a 6-5 loss to the White Sox. The 29 year old is hitting .273 with 1 HR and 3 RBIs in 6 games. Harper led the NL with 126 runs scored in 1965 for he Reds. **In Real Life, Danny Walton hits 2 HRs, the first in Brewers history on April 11th, 1970

Baltimore Orioles SP Dave McNally allowed 3 hits and struck out 6 over a complete game 3-0 win over the Tigers. The 27 year old is 2-0 with a 0.53 ERA in 2 starts. McNally was an All Star in 1969.
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New York Yankees 1B John Ellis was 5 for 7 with 2 doubles and 4 RBIs in a doubleheader sweep of the Indians. The 21 year old Ellis is hitting .412 with 0 HRs and 6 RBIs in 5 games. Ellis played in 20 games last year for the Yankees winning a World Series ring in the process.

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Bill Singer allowed 5 hits and struck out 5 over a complete game 4-0 win over the Padres. The 25 year old is now 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA in 2 starts. Singer won the 1969 Cy Young Award with his 22-7, 1.61 ERA in 40 starts for the Dodgers. He also won the 1969 MVP, and was an 1969 All Star.

St Louis Cardinals LF Lou Brock was named the NL Player of the Week. The 30 year old is hitting .500 with 1 HR and 7 RBIs in 5 games. Brock was an All Star in 1967 and 1969.

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The St Louis Cardinals have traded CF Willie Montanez to the Philadelphia Phillies to compensate the Phillies for Curt Flood not reporting for the October 1967 deal. The 22 year old Montanez has not had an at bat this season, he did go 0-2 in 1966 in 8 games with the Angels. Montanez was originally drafted by the Cardinals in 1965 and was taken by the Angels in the Rule 5 draft. In May 1966, the Angels returned him to the Cardinals.

The Chicago Cubs have released SP Ken T Johnson. The 36 year old was 3-4 with a 3.05 ERA in 16 games including 6 starts for the Yankees (4) and Cubs (2) in 1969, Johnson has yet to pitch in 1970. Johnson won a World Series ring with the Yankees in 1969. Johnson is best know for his 1-0 loss in a "no hitter" he pitched in April 1964 for the Colt 45s. The Montreal Expos have signed the free agent Johnson.

The Cincinnati Reds have released SP Al Jackson. The 34 year old is 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA in game (3.1 IP) for the Reds. Jackson recorded two 20 loss seasons, 1962 (8-20) and 1965 (8-20). From 1962- 1966 he had 5 straight seasons of 15 losses or more.

The Cincinnati Reds have released SP Camilo Pascual. The 36 year old has not pitched in 1970, he was 4-9 with a 4.32 ERA in 35 games including 14 starts for the Senators (13) and Reds (1). Pascual is a 5-time All Star. Pascual was signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers as a free agent. Pascual had back to back 20 wins season when he went 20-11 in 1962 and 21-9 in 1963 for the Twins.

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Los Angeles Dodgers SP Don Sutton allowed 4 hits and struck out 5 over a complete game 3-0 win over the Astros. The 25 year old is now 2-0 with a 1.07 ERA in 3 starts. Sutton set a career high with 327 IPs in 1969 when he was 18-11 with a 2.17 ERA in 41 starts for the Dodgers.

New York Mets SP Jerry Koosman allowed 1 hit and struck out 9 over a complete game 10-1 win over the Pirates. The 27 year old is 3-0 with a 1.08 ERA in 3 starts. Koosman had a career high 263 IPs in 1968 when he was 19-12 with a 2.08 ERA in 34 starts for the Mets.

San Francisco Giants SP Gaylord Perry allowed 2 hits and struck out 11 in a complete game 7-0 win over the Astros. The 31 year old is 2-2 with a 5.10 ERA in 4 starts. Perry had a career high 309 IPs in 1969 when he was 23-11 with a 2.59 ERA in 39 starts for the Giants.

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Bob Veale allowed 4 hits and struck out 9 over a complete game 1-0 win over the Mets. The 34 year old is 2-0 with a 2.12 ERA in 2 starts. Veale had a career high 279 IPs in 1964 when he was 18-12 with a 2.74 ERA in 38 starts for the Pirates. Veale led the NL with 250 Ks that season.

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Bill Singer allowed 6 hits and struck out 8 in a complete game 10-0 win over the Reds. The 25 year old is now 3-0 with a 1.44 ERA in 3 starts. Singer had a career high 319 IPs in 1969 when he was 22-7 with a league leading 1.61 ERA in 40 starts for the Dodgers.

Houston Astros SP Larry Dierker allowed 4 hits and struck out 5 in a complete game 5-1 win over the Padres. The 23 year old is now 2-1 with a 2.36 ERA in 3 starts. Dierker had a career high 302 IPs in 1969 when he was 20-12 with a 2.14 ERA in 37 starts for the Astros.

New York Yankees SP Mel Stottlemyre allowed 4 hits and struck out 2 in a complete game 3-0 win over the Orioles. The 28 year old is 3-0 with a 1.00 ERA in 3 starts. Stottlemyre had a career best 309 IPs in 1969 when he was 21-10 with a 2.53 ERA in 38 starts with the Yankees.

Chicago Cubs SP Fergie Jenkins allowed 6 hits and struck out 10 over 8 innings in a 6-2 loss to the Expos. The 27 year old is 0-2 with a 2.35 ERA in 3 starts. Jenkins led the NL with a career best 338 IPs in 1969, he was 21-9 with a 2.50 ERA in 42 starts for the Cubs.

Chicago White Sox SP Billy Wynne allowed 1 hit and struck out 8 over a complete game 1-0 win over the Brewers. The 26 year old is now 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA in 2 starts. Wynne had a career high 144 IPs in 1969 when he was 8-10 with a 4.88 ERA in 20 starts for the White Sox.

Atlanta Braves SP Jim Nash allowed 4 hits and struck out 6 in a complete game 6-1 win over the Dodgers. The 25 year old is 1-1 with a 2.63 ERA in 3 starts. Nash had 228 IPs in 1968 to set a career high, he was 13-13 with a 2.28 ERA in 33 starts for the Athletics.

California Angels SP Andy Messersmith allowed 4 hits and struck out 8 over 7 innings in a 5-3 win over the Royals. The 24 year old is 4-0 with a 1.20 ERA in 4 starts. Last year Messersmith set a career high with 255 IPs in 33 starts when he was 16-12 with a 2.57 ERA for the Angels.

Chicago Cubs 1B Ernie Banks collects hit number 2500 in a 11-3 win over the Phillies. The 39 year old is hitting .171 with 0 HRs and 4 RBIs in 9 games this year. Banks is in his 18th season, all with the Cubs. In 2427 games he has hit .273 with 494 HRs and 1555 RBIs in that time. Banks is a 2-time MVP (1958, 1959) and a 10 time All Star. He has twice led the league in HRs with 47 in 1958 and 41 in 1960. Banks was the second of twelve children Banks mother wanted him to go into the ministry while dad a former semi-pro player wants "Mr Cub" to follow him in baseball.
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Boston Red Sox C Jerry Moses was named the AL Player of the Week. The 23 year old is now hitting .314 with 1 HR and 3 RBIs in 10 games. In his 4th season at the MLB level, Moses had a career high 4 HRs in 1969 when he also hit .286 with 15 RBIs in 42 games for the BoSox.

San Francisco Giants 1B Willie McCovey was named the NL Player of the Week. The 32 year old is hitting .311 with 3 HRs and 13 RBIs in 14 games. McCovey had a career high 44 HRs in 1963 when he led the NL in that category. McCovey also hit .280 with 102 RBIs in 152 games that season for the Giants.

This Weeks Major Transactions

Cincinnati Reds SP Jim Maloney will miss up to 5 months and was place on the DL. The 29 year old is 0-3 with a 81.0 ERA in 3 games including 2 starts. Maloney had a career high 255 IPs in 1965 when he was 20-5 with a 2.54 ERA in 33 starts for the Reds, earning a position as an 1965 All Star. Maloney struck out 200 or more batters from 1963- 1966 over 4 seasons as a hard throwing righty that could close in on a 100 mph. Maloney had 3 "no hitters" to this point in his career, but only 1 counts as he lost a no hitter in the 11th on a game winning HR by Mets Johnny Lewis and lose 1-0. Maloney ruptured his Achilles Tendon and as a result will be out most of the season.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers will be without the services of SP Bill Singer for up to 8 weeks. The 25 year old was added to the DL after pitching 9 innings in a 10-0 win over the Reds. Singer is 3-0 with a 1.44 ERA in 3 starts. Singer the 1969 NL Cy Young and MVP winner will be missed by the Dodgers. The Dodgers training staff has confirmed Singer has contracted Hepatitis and will be out of action.
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Oakland Athletics SP Blue Moon Odom allowed 1 hit and struck out 10 in a complete game 9-0 win over the Royals. The 24 year old is 2-1 with a 2.72 ERA in 5 starts. For his career, Odom is 48-32 with a 2.91 ERA in 120 games including 106 starts.

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Dock Ellis allowed 5 hits and struck out 10 in a complete game 6-1 win over the Astros. The 25 year old is 1-3 with a 3.77 ERA in 4 starts. In his 3rd season in the MLB, Ellis is 21-19 with a 2.56 ERA in 63 games including 47 career starts.

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Pittsburgh Pirates LF Willie Stargell was 3 for 4 with 2 HRs and 5 RBIs in a 14-4 win over the Astros. The 30 year old is hitting .340 with 7 HRs and 18 RBIs in 14 games. Stargell is in his 9th MLB season, all with the Pirates and is hitting .274 with 172 HRs and 594 RBIs in 943 career games. Stargell wins the NL Player of the Week going 10 for 26 with 4 HRs and 10 RBIs in 7 games.

Philadelphia Phillies SP Woody Fryman allowed 3 hits and struck out 6 in a complete game 8-0 win over the Giants. The 30 year old is 2-2 with a 4.63 ERA in 4 games including 3 starts. Fryman for his career is 39-53 with a 3.61 ERA in 137 games including 116 starts.

Boston Red Sox SS Rico Petrocelli was 3 for 4 with a HR and 2 RBIs in a 9-7 win over the Orioles. The 26 year old is hitting .296 with 6 HRs and 11 RBIs in 15 games. For his career, Petrocelli is hitting .255 with 105 HRs and 355 RBIs in 684 games.

Atlanta Braves SP Pat Jarvis allowed 5 hits and struck out 6 over 8 innings in a 3-1 win over the Pirates. The 29 year old is 2-1 with a 2.87 ERA in 4 starts. In his 5th MLB season, Jarvis is 57-37 with a 2.95 ERA in 118 career games including 110 starts.

Washington Senators SP Dick Bosman allowed 6 hits and struck out 7 in a complete game 2-0 win over the Angels. The 26 year old is 2-1 with a 0.84 ERA in 4 starts. For his career, Bosman is 27-22 with 2 saves, a 2.92 ERA in 103 games including 54 starts.

Houston Astros 1B Joe Pepitone was 3 for 5 with a HR and 7 RBIs in a 12-6 win over the Cubs. The 29 year old is hitting .276 with 2 HRs and 17 RBIs in 17 games. In his 9th season in the MLB, his first as an Astros Pepitone is hitting .257 with 171 HRs and 572 RBIs in 1083 career MLB games.

California Angels SP Rudy May allowed 3 hits and struck out 5 in a complete game 4-0 win over the Senators. The 25 year old is now 2-1 with a 3.08 ERA in 4 games including 3 starts. May for his career is 18-18 with a 3.05 ERA in 66 games including 51 starts.

Oakland Athletics RF Reggie Jackson was 4 for 4 with a HR and 3 RBIs in a 9-8 win over the Yankees. The 23 year old is hitting .380 with 4 HRs and 10 RBIs in 16 games. Jackson has now played in 365 career games and is hitting .262 with 71 HRs and 175 RBIs. Jackson wins the AL Player of the Week going 10 for 17 with 3 HRs and 6 RBIs.

Baltimore Orioles SP Dave McNally allowed 4 hits and struck out 8 in a complete game 6-1 win over the Royals. The 27 year old is 4-0 with a 2.56 ERA in 5 starts. In his 9th season in the MLB, all with Baltimore he is now 94-54 with 1 save, a 2.96 ERA in 233 career games including 208 starts.

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Chicago Cubs C Randy Hundley will miss up to 3 months and was placed on the DL. The 27 year old is hitting .346 with 0 HRs and 4 RBIs in 13 games. The 1967 Gold Glove winning catcher had 5 hits for the Cubs on June 14th, 1969 against the Reds. His Gold Glove season saw Hundley commit just 4 errors in 152 games, a NL record for the least errors by a catcher in a season.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have released RP Al McBean. The 31 year old is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 1 IP this season. The 1964 NL Reliever of the Year was only taking pictures for a newspaper at a Pirates try out in St Thomas on the Virgin Islands i n 1957 when friends convinced him to try out, he ended up with a invite to Spring training in 1958. In his Reliever of the Year season, McBean had 21 saves to secure the award. McBean was signed as a free agent by the Pirates a day later after the release.

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The Chicago Cubs have signed free agent RP Steve D Barber to a deal. The 32 year old was 6-11 with a 4.01 ERA in 24 games including 17 starts for the Pilots (Brewers) in 1969. The Brewers released Barber at the start of the season. Barber is a 2-time All Star that led the NL with 8 shutouts in 1961. Plagued with elbow problems, Barber has moved 3 times since 1967 spending time with the Yankees, Pilots and now the Cubs.

The Washington Senators have traded 3B Ken McMullen to the California Angels for RF Rick Reichardt and 3B Aurelio Rodriquez. The 27 year old McMullen is hitting .175 with 1 HR and 3 RBIs in 15 games for the Senators. After making his debut at 3B with the Dodgers as a September call up in 1962, McMullen started the 1963 as the starting 3B for the Dodgers. McMullen struggled and was sent back to the minors after just 1 month. McMullen did come back to play a total of 79 games in 1963 and his very 1st HR was a Grand Slam on the 4th of July. He struggled again in 1964 and was sent back to Spokane in mid June, only to be traded to the Senators at the end of the season. The 27 year old Reichardt is hitting .286 with 0 HRs and 2 RBIs in 10 games for the Angels. Reichardt led the AL by being hit by a pitch in 1966 with 13 and again in 1969 with 18.... ouch. Due to a bidding war when this 2 sport (football) athlete became available, the MLB ultimately were led to create and institute the draft. Reichardt was later diagnosed with a kidney ailment and had the kidney removed in 1966, he was able to hit 17 HRs the very next season. The 22 year old Rodriquez is hitting .222 with 1 HR and 6 RBIs in 17 games for the Angels. Rodriquez hit a Grand Slam HR last year in an August game against the Indians.
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Oakland Athletics 1B Don Mincher was 2 for 2 with 2 HRs and 4 RBIs in a 12-5 win over the Red Sox. The 31 year old is hitting .262 with 8 HRs and 17 RBIs in 22 games. Last season Mincher was .231 with 18 HRs and 49 RBIs in 145 games for the Pilots. Mincher won the AL Player of the Month for April.
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Los Angeles Dodgers SP Don Sutton allowed 3 hits and struck out 7 over a complete game 6-1 win over the Phillies. The 25 year old is 3-0 with a 1.71 ERA in 6 starts. Last year, Sutton was 18-11 with a 2.17 ERA in 41 starts for the Dodgers.

Minnesota Twins 1B Rich Reese was 3 for 4 with 2 HRs and 4 RBIs in a 7-6 win over the Indians. The 28 year old is hitting .214 with 2 HRs and 9 RBIs in 18 games. Last year Reese hit .251 with 11 HRs and 59 RBIs in 123 games for the Twins.

New York Yankees SP Fritz Peterson allowed 4 hits and struck out 4 over a complete game 6-0 win over the Angels. The 28 year old is 2-3 with a 2.82 ERA in 6 starts. Last year Peterson was 23-8 with a 1.92 ERA in 37 starts. Peterson led the AL with 23 wins, his 1.92 ERA and the 1969 Cy Young Award with the Yankees.

Cincinnati Reds 3B Tony Perez was 2 for 4 with 2 HRs and 5 RBIs in a 8-2 win over the Astros. The 27 year old is hitting .367 with 5 HRs and 19 RBIs in 25 games. Last year Perez hit .299 with an NL leading 40 HRs and an NL leading 125 RBIs in 162 games for the Reds.

Baltimore Orioles RF Frank Robinson was 2 for 2 with 2 HRs and 3 RBIs in a 14-9 win over the White Sox. The 34 year old is hitting .270 with 5 HRs and 10 RBIs in 20 games. Last year Robinson hit .282 with 32 HRs and 101 RBIs in 156 games for the Orioles.

Boston Red Sox SP Gary Peters allowed 5 hits and struck out 11 in a complete game 4-0 win over the Athletics. The 33 year old is 3-2 with a 2.97 ERA in 5 starts. Last year Peters was 13-16 with 1 save, a 4.27 ERA in 37 games including 32 starts for the White Sox.

Philadelphia Phillies CF Larry Hisle was 3 for 3 with 2 HRs and 5 RBIs in a 13-5 win over the Giants. The 22 year old is hitting .266 with 6 HRs and 15 RBIs in 23 games. Last year Hisle hit .242 with 17 HRs and 53 RBIs in 159 games for the Phillies.

Detroit Tigers C Bill Freehan was 4 for 5 with a HR and 5 RBIs in a 11-5 win over the White Sox. The 28 year old is hitting .389 with 4 HRs and 12 RBIs in 20 games. Last year Freehan hit .234 with 18 HRs and 66 RBIs in 150 games for the Tigers.

Cleveland Indians 1B Tony Horton was 3 for 4 with a HR and 4 RBIs in a 9-0 win over the Royals. The 25 year old is hitting .235 with 2 HRs and 11 RBIs in 19 games. Last year Horton hit .249 with 22 HRs and 87 RBIs in 161 games for the Indians.

Pittsburgh Pirates Willie Stargell was named the NL Player of the Month for April. The 30 year old is hitting .352 with 11 HRs and 30 RBIs in 19 games. Stargell hit .281 with 29 HRs and 98 RBIs in 148 games for the Pirates in 1969.

California Angels SP Andy Messersmith was named the AL Pitcher of the Month. The 24 year old is 4-2 with a 1.16 ERA in 6 starts. Last year Messersmith was 16-12 with a 2.57 ERA in 33 starts for the Angels.

New York Mets SP Jerry Koosman was named the NL Pitcher of the Month. The 27 year old is now 4-1 with a 2.28 ERA in 6 starts. Last year Koosman was 11-9 with 1 save, a 2.88 ERA in 32 starts for the Mets.

Cleveland Indians LF Roy Foster was named the AL Rookie of the Month. The 24 year old is hitting .323 with 2 HRs and 6 RBIs in 19 games. Foster was named the MLB's #32 prospect in April 1970.

Cincinnati Reds SS Dave Conception was named the NL Rookie of the Year. The 21 year old is hitting .343 with 0 HRs and 3 RBIs in 23 games. Conception was named the MLB's #24 prospect in April 1970.

Baltimore Orioles 3B Brooks Robinson was named the AL Player of the Week. The 32 year old is hitting .405 with 3 HRs and 24 RBIs in 22 games. Last year Robinson hit .241 with 17 HRs and 71 RBIs in 159 games for the Orioles.

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Deron Johnson was named the NL Player of the Week. The 31 year old is hitting .402 with 9 HRs and 26 RBIs in 23 games. Last year Johnson hit .209 with 13 HRs and 53 RBIs in 153 games for the Phillies.

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Philadelphia Phillies C Tim McCarver will miss up to 4 months and was placed on the DL. The 28 year old is hitting .234 with 3 HRs and 8 RBIs in 19 games. The 3 time All Star and 1969 Gold Glover led the NL with 13 triples in 1966. McCarver made his MLB debut at age 17 for the Cardinals. McCarver has already won 2 World Series Rings (1964, 1967) and had a chance for a 3rd, but the Tigers came back from being down 3-1 in the series to win the 1968 title.
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The Montreal Expos have released RP Ken T Johnson. The 36 year old was 0-0 with 2 saves, a 0.00 ERA in 3 games (3.1 IPs) Johnson won a World Series Ring with the 1969 Yankees. It appears that its the end of the line for Johnson as he is rumored to be headed to West Palm Beach and coach for the Palm Beach University. Johnson is the only pitcher to be credited with a "No Hitter" and loss in the same game.

The Atlanta Braves have signed free agent RP Ron Kline. The 38 year old has not pitched yet this season, he was released by the Red Sox in January 1970. Last season Kline pitched on 3 teams, the Pirates, Giants and Red Sox. He was 0-1 with 6 saves and a 1.50 ERA in 38 games in 1969. Kline led the league in losses in 1956 (18) and 1958 (16). In 1965 Kline led the league with 29 saves as well.
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Facts....... and more Facts.

The 1970 season batting title was not close in National League, Atlanta Braves LF Rico Carty hit .366 with 25 HRs and 101 RBIs in 136 games for the Braves. Well so far in this SIM, Carty is hitting the identical .366. In 1970 Carty got off to a great start and was hitting .435 on May 3rd and had 8 HRs. At 6'3 the "Beeg Mon" spent most of his career batting around that .300 mark including 1974 when he hit .363. Carty missed the entire 1968 season when he contracted "tuberculosis" and throughout his Braves years had various run ins with teammates such as Hank Aaron and Ron Reed.
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California Angels LF Alex Johnson won the AL batting title. Johnson hit .329 with 14 HRs and 86 RBIs in 156 games for the Angels in 1970. So far in the SIM, Johnson is hitting a woeful .193 with 0 HRs and 6 RBIs so he would need to get on his horse. On this date in real life Johnson was hitting .337 with 2 HRs. Johnson won the NL batting in the SIM in 1969. In real life, 1970 was the only season Johnson had more then 200 hits. Johnson was considered all bat, no defense. In two seasons prior in Cincinnati, Johnson led the NL in "OF" errors. In a tight race with Carl Yastrzemski for the AL batting title, Johnson went 2 for 3 to pull ahead of "Yaz" and then pulled by the Angels to ensure his title.

Boston Red Sox 1B Carl Yastrzemski finished just slightly behind Johnson in the 1970 batting title race hitting .329 as well. ( Johnson .3290) Yastrzemski (.3286) in a pretty tight race. "Yaz" had won 3 batting titles already in his career (1963 .321) (1967 .326) and (1969 .301* the lowest average to win the title in MLB history). In this SIM in 1970, the 30 year old is hitting .325 with 1 HR and 8 RBIs in 21 games. Yastrzemski was a AL Triple Crown winner in 1967 winning the batting title, HR title (44) and RBI title (121) which also led to the MVP award.
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As mentioned earlier, the National League batting title race was never close in 1970. The 2nd place finisher in the NL was Cardinals C Joe Torre. The 29 year old hit .325 with 21 HRs and 100 RBIs and only in 1971 did Torre have more hits. The closest to the top Torre had finished previously was 4th in 1964 when he hit .321. Torre would win at batting title in 1971 while also leading the NL with RBIs. Torre hit the first HR in Atlanta's Fulton County Stadium in 1966.

Pittsburgh Pirates C Manny Sanguillen finished 5th in the MLB for hitting, he hit .325 with 7 HRs and 61 RBIs in 128 games for the Pirates. Coming off a season in the SIM where he hit .330 (.303 in RL), a season where Sanguillen was selected as an All Star. Sanguillen would break the .300 barrier two more times in his real life career, in 1971 he hit .319 and in 1975 he hit .328. Sanguillen is off to a slow start in the SIM hitting just .255. Sanguillen rarely walks, he would love to chase pitches and turn them into base hits. Sanguillen was a close friend to Pirate teammate Roberto Clemente, and should have been on the plane with Clemente that crashed and killed Clemente in 1972 if not for some misplaced car keys.

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Pittsburgh Pirates SP Luke Walker allowed 6 hits and struck out 6 over 8.1 innings in a 3-1 win over the Braves. The 26 year old is 1-1 with a 2.09 ERA in 5 starts. Walker is in his 5th season in the MLB, all with the Pirates.
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Atlanta Braves SP Jim Nash allowed 5 hits and struck out 7 over 7.1 innings in a 3-1 loss to the Pirates. The 25 year old is 2-1 with a 2.63 ERA in 7 starts. Nash was an All Star in 1969.

Detroit Tigers SP Mickey Lolich allowed 5 hits and struck out 13 in a complete game 3-1 win over the Twins. The 29 year old is 3-1 with a 3.82 ERA in 9 starts. Lolich was the 1968 World Series MVP.

Philadelphia Phillies SP Grant Jackson allowed 4 hits and struck out 5 in a complete game 3-0 win over the Padres. The 27 year old is 2-1 with a 1.36 ERA in 6 starts. Jackson recorded 10 or more strikeouts twice last year for the Phillies.

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Dock Ellis allowed 7 hits and struck out 6 in a complete game 5-1 win over the Braves. The 25 year old is 3-3 with a 2.60 ERA in 7 starts. Ellis finished 2nd with 0.27 HR/9 in 1969.

San Francisco Giants 1B Willie McCovey was 3 for 5 with 2 HRs and 3 RBIs in a 11-3 win over the Expos. The 32 year old is hitting .298 with 8 HRs and 24 RBIs in 31 games. McCovey was the 1959 NL Rookie of the Year. He is also a 4-time All Star and NL top hitter at 1B in 1969.

San Diego Padres SS Steve Huntz was 6 for 8 with 2 HRs and 5 RBIs in a doubleheader split with the Expos. The 24 year old is hitting .262 with 3 HRs and 10 RBIs in 26 games. Huntz hit a walk off HR in a 3-2 win over the Pirates in 14 innings on July 13th, 1969.

Montreal Expos 1B Ron Fairly was 5 for 7 with a HR and 2 RBIs in a doubleheader split with the Padres. The 31 year old is hitting .389 with 6 HRs and 21 RBIs in 27 games. Fairly was 2nd in the NL with 8 Sac Flys in 1967.

Houston Astros SP Tom Griffin allowed 6 hits and struck out 11 over a complete game 2-0 win over the Pirates. The 22 year old is 2-2 with a 3.78 ERA in 7 starts. Griffin was named the MLB's 15th ranked prospect in April 1969.

Baltimore Orioles CF Paul Blair was 4 for 7 with a HR and 2 RBIs in double header sweep of the White Sox. The 26 year old is hitting .259 with 3 HRs and 10 RBIs in 29 games. Blair is a 2-time Gold Glover in CF.

Atlanta Braves RF Hank Aaron collects his 3000th hit in a 5-1 loss to the Pirates. The 36 year old is hitting .309 with 3 HRs and 10 RBIs in 28 games. Aaron was the 1957 NL MVP, a 4-time Gold Glover in RF and 15-time All Star. Aaron has led the league in hits in 1956 (200) and 1959 (223), led the league in HRs in 1957 (44), 1963 (44), 1966 (44) and in 1967 (39). Aaron has also led the league in RBIs 4 times and won 2 batting titles, 1956 (.328) and 1959 (.355). For his career, besides 3004 hits Aaron has 545 HRs and 1731 RBIs in 2464 games while batting .313.

Detroit Tigers LF Willie Horton was named the AL Player of the Week. The 27 year old is hitting .286 with 8 HRs and 14 RBIs in 27 games. Horton was an AL All Star in 1965 and 1968.
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New York Mets CF Tommie Agee was named the NL Player of the Week. The 27 year old is hitting .258 with 5 HRs and 13 RBIs in 29 games. Agee was the 1966 AL Rookie of the Year, 1966 AL Gold Glover at CF and is a 2-time All Star.

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San Francisco Giants CL Don McMahon will miss up to 3 weeks. The 40 year old is 3-2 with 3 saves, a 0.57 ERA in 12 games (15.2 IPs). In 703 games over his career, McMahon has started just 2 games in 1963 with Houston. McMahon won a World Series ring in 1957 with the Braves and again in 1968 with the Tigers. So far in his career he has played for the Milwaukee Braves (1957-62), Houston Colt 45s (1962-63), Cleveland Indians (1964-66), Boston Red Sox (1966-67), Chicago White Sox (1967-68), Detroit Tigers (1968-69) and the Giants from (1969-present)
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Chicago Cubs 1B Ernie Banks was 3 for 3 with 2 HRs and 5 RBIs in a 10-8 loss to the Braves. The 39 year old is hitting .259 with 6 HRs and 20 RBIs in 31 games. Banks led the NL in HRs in 1958, while with the Cubs he hit .313 with 47 HRs and 129 RBIs in 154 games.
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Detroit Tigers 3B Dalton Jones was 4 for 4 with a HR and an RBI in a 13-4 win over the White Sox. The 26 year old is hitting .235 with 1 HR and 3 RBIs in 15 games. Jones had a career high 6 HRs in his rookie season in 1964 with the Red Sox. Jones hit .230 with 39 RBIs as well in 118 games.

New York Yankees SP John Cumberland allowed 5 hits and struck out 5 in a complete game 4-0 win over the Brewers. The 23 year old is 2-1 with a 0.46 ERA in 4 games including 2 starts. Cumberland had a career high 29 IPs for the Yankees in 1969. He was 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA in 23 games.

Montreal Expos 1B Ron Fairly was 4 for 4 with an RBI and 2 runs scored in a 7-5 loss to the Phillies. The 31 year old is hitting .362 with 6 HRs and 23 RBIs in 33 games. Fairly had a career high 14 HRs in 1966 with the Dodgers and 1962 with the Dodgers. In 1966 Fairly hit .288 with 61 RBIs in 117 games.

Minnesota Twins 1B Rich Reese was 3 for 4 with a HR and 5 RBIs in a 10-8 win over the Royals. The 28 year old is hitting .242 with 3 HRs and 16 RBIs in 26 games. Last year Reese had a career high 11 HRs for the Twins, he hit .251 with 59 RBIs in 123 games.

Cleveland Indians 1B Tony Horton was 4 for 5 with a HR and 3 RBIs in a 9-8 loss to the Red Sox. The 25 year old is hitting .256 with 4 HRs and 16 RBIs in 27 games. Horton had a career high for HRs in 1969 when he hit .249 with 22 HRs and 87 RBIs in 161 games for the Indians.

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Don Sutton allowed 5 hits and struck out 8 over a complete game 5-1 win over the Giants. The 25 year old is 4-1 with a 1.77 ERA in 9 starts. Sutton had a career high in IPs in 1969 when he was 18-11 with a 2.17 ERA in 41 starts and 327 IPs for the Dodgers.

New York Mets SP Jerry Koosman allowed 3 hits and struck out 8 in a complete game 1-0 win over the Phillies. The 27 year old is 5-2 with a 2.42 ERA in 8 starts. Koosman had a career high with 263 IPs in 1968 when he was 19-12 with a 2.08 ERA in 34 starts for the Mets.

Oakland Athletics RF Reggie Jackson was 3 for 6 with 2 HRs and 5 RBIs in a 7-6 win over the Angels. The 24 year old is hitting .306 with 9 HRs and 22 RBIs in 33 games. Jackson set a career high for HRs in 1969 when he hit .282 with 37 HRs and 85 RBIs in 160 games for the Athletics.

Chicago Cubs LF Billy Williams was 4 for 5 with a HR and 2 RBIs in a 8-1 win over the Cardinals. The 31 year old is hitting .282 with 6 HRs and 26 RBIs in 32 games. Williams had a career high for HRs in 1965 when he hit .315 with 34 HRs and 108 RBIs in 164 games for the Cubs.

Kansas City Royals SP Dick Drago allowed 5 hits and 8 strikeouts in a complete game 3-1 win over the White Sox. The 24 year old is 3-5 with a 3.54 ERA in 8 starts. Last year in his rookie season, Drago pitched 199 IPs while going 5-14 with a 4.11 ERA in 36 games including 25 starts for the Royals.

Minnesota Twins 2B Rod Carew was named the AL Player of the Week. The 24 year old is hitting .484 with 1 HR and 11 RBIs in 29 games. Career set a high for HRs in his rookie season in 1967 when he hit .292 with 8 HRs and 51 RBIs in 137 games for the Twins.

Atlanta Braves 1B Orlando Cepeda was named the NL Player of the Week. The 32 year old is hitting .312 with 10 HRs and 24 RBIs in 34 games. Cepeda had a career high for HRs in 1961 when he led the league in round trippers. Cepeda hit .311 with 46 HRs and 142 RBIs in 152 games for the Giants in 1961.

Chicago Cubs 1B Ernie Banks hits his 500th career HR in a 5-4 win over the Braves against SP Pat Jarvis. The 39 year old now has 500 HRs and 1571 RBIs while hitting .273 in 2449 games, all with the Cubs. Banks was the NL MVP in 1958 and 1959, the first MLBer to accomplish the feat back to back. He is also a 10-time All Star. Banks has led the NL in HRs twice, in 1958 when he hit 47 and in 1960 when he hit 40. Banks was the Cubs first ever black player, had 5 Grand Slams in 1955. Interesting enough in Real Life Banks hits his 500th career HR against the Braves on May 12th against Braves Pat Jarvis.

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The Cleveland Indians will be with out the services of SP Steve Hargan for up to 8 weeks. The 27 year old is 1-0 with 1 save, a 4.24 ERA in 8 games including 2 starts. Hargan was an All Star in 1967 when he went 14-13 with a 2.62 ERA in 29 starts for the Indians. He unfortunately did not pitch in that All Star game as he pulled a ham string in his last start prior to the game.

The Milwaukee Brewers have released 3B Rich Rollins and he Cleveland Indians signed him as a free agent. The 32 year old is hitting .294 with 2 HRs and 4 RBIs in 6 games. Rollins was an All Star in 1962 when he hit .298 with 16 HRs and 96 RBIs in 159 games for the Twins. His 28 errors he made at 3B in 1962 were the most by a AL hot corner infielder. Rollins was part of the 5 HRs the Twins hit in the 7th inning of a June 1966 game with the Kansas City Athletics, this is still a record. Rollins was picked up the Seattle Pilots in the 1968 expansion draft and moved with the team to Milwaukee.
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The Kansas City Royals have released 2B Jerry Adair. The 33 year old is hitting .158 with 0 HRs and 0 RBIs in 7 games this year. Adair had a career high 153 hits in 1962 with the Orioles, he hit .284 with 11 HRs and 48 RBIs in 139 games that year. Adair proved his toughness in the first game of a double header in 1964, he got struck in the mouth with an errant throw in the 1st game that required 11 stitches to patch up, he was ready for game two. Adair was about to board a flight to Baltimore when he was told of the release, he was upset because he felt that part of poor start was because he missed much of spring training as a result of his daughters death as a result of her terminal cancer.

The Oakland Athletics have released RP Juan Pizarro, the California Angels have now signed him as a free agent. The 33 year old has not pitched yet this season. Pizarro set a career high with 239 IPs in 1964, that season he was 19-9 with a 2.56 ERA in 33 starts for the White Sox. Pizarro was an All Star in 1963 and 1964. Pizarro has spent the 1970 so far in the Athletics AAA before his release.
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Kansas City Royals 1B Bob Oliver was 5 for 6 with a double, triple and 4 RBIs in a 7-6 loss to the Twins. The 27 year old is hitting .308 with 5 HRs and 24 RBIs in 38 games. Oliver was originally signed as a free agent by the Pirates before the 1963 season, he was traded to the Twins for Ron Kline in December 1967. The Kansas City Royals picked up Oliver in the 1968 expansion draft.

California Angels 3B Ken McMullen was 4 for 4 with 2 HRs and 5 RBIs in a 9-8 win over the White Sox. The 27 year old is hitting .212 with 4 HRs and 15 RBIs in 39 games for the Angels (24) and Senators (15). McMullen was originally signed by the Dodgers before the 1960 season and was traded by the Dodgers with Frank Howard, Phil Ortega and Pete Richert to the Senators for John Kennedy, Claude Osteen and $100,000 in December 1964. On April 27th, 1970 he was traded to the Angels from the Senators for RIck Reichardt and Aurelio Rodriquez.

Oakland Athletics RF Reggie Jackson was 3 for 5 with 2 HRs and 3 RBIs in a 9-8 win over the Brewers. The 24 year old is hitting .310 with 14 HRs and 30 RBIs in 39 games. Jackson was drafted by the Kansas City Athletics in June 1966 as the 2nd overall pick in the 1st round of the amateur draft.
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San Diego Padres SP Dave Roberts allowed 4 hits and struck out 5 in a 10 inning stint in a 2-1 win over the Dodgers. The 25 year old is 2-3 with a 4.46 ERA in 14 games including 3 starts. Roberts was bounced around alot before making his way to the majors, he was signed as a free agent by the Phillies in June 1963, selected off waivers by the Pirates in April 1964, drafted by the Athletics in the 1966 Rule 5 draft and returned to the Pirates in April 1967. Drafted again by the Padres in the 1968 expansion draft.

Washington Senators SP Dick Bosman allowed 7 hits and struck out 9 in a complete game 7-2 win over the Yankees. The 26 year old Bosman is 4-2 with a 2.17 ERA in 9 starts. Bosman was signed as an amateur free agent by the Pirates before the 1963 season, he was then drafted by the Giants from the Pirates in December 1963. The Senators then drafted Bosman from the Giants in the minor league draft in November 1964.

Baltimore Orioles 1B Boog Powell was 5 for 7 with 2 HRs and 4 RBIs in a 11-4 win over the Tigers. The 28 year old is hitting .299 with 12 HRs and 30 RBIs in 42 games. Powell was signed as an amateur free agent by the Orioles before the 1959 season.

Houston Astros RF Jim Wynn was 3 for 3 with a HR and 3 RBIs in a 17-2 win over the Reds. The 28 year old is hitting .280 with 12 HRs and 28 RBIs in 44 games. Wynn was signed by the Reds as an amateur free agent before the 1962 season. He was redrafted by the Houston Colt 45s from the Reds in the 1962 first player draft.
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Pittsburgh Pirates LF Willie Stargell was 3 for 3 with 2 HRs and 4 RBIs in a 8-1 win over the Expos. The 30 year old is hitting .331 with 16 HRs and 47 RBIs in 38 games. Stargell was signed by the Pirates as an amateur free agent in August 1958.

S Louis Cardinals 1B Dick Allen was 3 for 4 with 2 HRs and 5 RBIs in a 7-4 win over the Phillies. The 28 year old is hitting .361 with 12 HRs and 40 RBIs in 39 games. Allen was signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent before the 1960 season. In October 1969, Allen was traded to the Cardinals along with Jerry Johnson and Cookie Rojas to the St Louis Cardinals in exchange for Bryon Brown, Curt Flood, Joe Hoerner and Tim McCarver. This trade had historic significance as Flood refused to report and the Cardinals later sent Willie Montanez to complete the deal. Floods refusal eventually ended up in a court battle the ended Floods career. Allen was also named the NL Player of the Week hitting 11 for 27 with 4 HRs and 12 RBIs in 7 games.

Oakland Athletics 1B Don Mincher was 3 for 4 with a HR and 3 RBIs in a 11-2 win over the White Sox. The 31 year old is hitting .278 with 10 HRs and 25 RBIs in 38 games. Mincher was signed as an amateur free agent by the White Sox before the 1956 season, the White Sox traded him to the Senators for Roy Sievers in April 1960. In December 1966, Mincher was traded with Pete Cimino and Jimmie Hall to the Angels for Dean Chance and a player to be named later (Jackie Hernandez). In October 1968, Mincher was selected in the expansion draft by the Seattle Pilots, the Pilots (Milwaukee Brewers) traded him in January 1970 with Ron Clark to the Athletics for Mike Hershberger, Lew Krausse, Phil Roof and Ken Sanders.

San Diego Padres 1B Nate Colbert was 4 for 6 with 2 HRs and 5 RBIs in double header split with the Giants. The 24 year old is hitting .265 with 9 HRs and 29 RBIs in 45 games. Colbert was originally signed as an amateur free agent by the Cardinals before the 1964 season. Colbert was then selected in the Rule 5 draft by the Astros in November 1965. On October 14th, 1968, the Padres selected Colbert in the expansion draft.
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Baltimore Orioles 3B Brooks Robinson collects his 2000th hit in a 3-2 win over the Red Sox. The 33 year old is hitting .388 with 6 HRs and 36 RBIs in 42 games. Robinson was signed as a amateur free agent by the Orioles before the 1955 season. Robinson was the 1964 AL MVP, he has also won 10 Gold Gloves and is a 9-time All Star. Robinson led the league in 1964 with 118 RBIs, and has led the league 4 times for SAC Flys. For his career, in 1927 games Robinson is hitting .277 with 196 HRs and 931 RBIs, all with the Orioles.

Boston Red Sox CF Reggie Smith was named the AL Player of the Week. The 25 year old is hitting .285 with 11 HRs and 31 RBIs in 38 games. Smith was signed as an amateur free agent by the Twins in June 1963. He was later drafted by the Red Sox from the Twins in the first year draft in December 1963.

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Philadelphia Phillies 3B Don Money will miss up to 4 weeks and was placed on the DL. The 22 year old is hitting .267 with 3 HRs and 15 RBIs in 40 games. Money had a walk off 2 run HR against the Expos on May 13th in a 7-5 win. Originally signed by the Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1965, he was traded to the Phillies with Harold Clem, Woodie Fryman and Bill Laxton for Jim Bunning. He started off his MLB career as a SS but Larry Bowa's call up in 1968 forced Money to 3B.

Philadelphia Phillies LF John Briggs will miss up to 4 weeks and was placed on the DL. The 26 year old is hitting .246 with 5 HRs and 14 RBIs in 37 games. Briggs had 5 hits for the Phillies against the Cubs on April 9th. Briggs is in his 7th season in the MLB, all with the Phillies.
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Washington Senators LF Rick Reichardt was 4 for 4 with a HR and 3 RBIs in a 11-1 win over the Red Sox. The 27 year old is hitting .324 with 1 HR and 11 RBIs in 39 games with the Senators (29) and Angels (10). Last year Reichardt hit .227 with 18 HRs and 50 RBIs in 154 games for the Angels.

Houston Astros SS Denis Menke was 4 for 5 with Single, Double, Triple and HR to complete the cycle, he added 4 RBIs in a 12-10 loss to the Braves. The 29 year old is hitting .298 with 3 HRs and 30 RBIs in 50 games. Last year Menke hit .294 with 14 HRs and 84 RBIs in 160 games for the Astros.

St Louis Cardinals 1B Dick Allen was 3 for 3 with a HR and 2 RBIs in a 11-0 win over the Mets. The 28 year old is hitting .396 with 15 HRs and 47 RBIs in 45 games. Last year Allen hit .263 with 28 HRs and 75 RBIs in 155 games with the Phillies. Allen wins the NL Player of the Week for the second straight week hitting 14 for 22 with 3 HRs and 7 RBIs in 6 games. Allen was also named the NL Player of the Month for May, he hit .404 with 11 HRs and 30 RBIs in May.
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California Angels SP Rudy May allowed 4 hits and struck out 7 over 8 innings in a 3-1 loss to the Athletics. The 25 year old is 5-3 with a 3.99 ERA in 10 starts. Last year May was 12-8 with a 2.57 ERA in 29 starts for the Angels.

Atlanta Braves 3B Clete Boyer was 4 for 4 with a HR and 3 RBIs in a 9-7 win over the Phillies. The 33 year old is hitting .314 with 7 HRs and 20 RBIs in 45 games. Last season, Boyer hit .212 with 7 HRs and 49 RBIs in 149 games for the Braves.

Los Angeles Dodgers C Tom Haller was 2 for 4 with 2 HRs and 6 RBIs in a 12-7 win over the Cardinals. The 32 year old is hitting .330 with 3 HRs and 20 RBIs in 34 games. Last year Haller hit .302 with 11 HRs and 51 RBIs in 131 games for the Dodgers.

San Diego Padres 1B Nate Colbert was 4 for 4 with 2 HRs and 2 RBIs in a 5-3 win over the Cubs. The 24 year old is hitting .294 with 12 HRs and 34 RBIs in 52 games. Last season Colbert hit .243 with 26 HRs and 74 RBIs in 157 games for the Padres.
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Cleveland Indians C Ray Fosse was named the AL Player of the Week. The 23 year old is hitting .287 with 4 HRs and 24 RBIs in 39 games. Last year Fosse hit .297 with 4 HRs and 17 RBIs in 68 games for the Indians.

Cleveland Indians 1B Tony Horton was named the AL Player of the Month. The 25 year old is hitting .315 with 10 HRs and 26 RBIs in 41 games. Last year Horton hit .249 with 22 HRs and 87 RBIs in 161 games for the Indians.

California Angels SP Clyde Wright was named the AL Pitcher of the Month. The 29 year old is 7-2 with a 1.79 ERA in 12 starts. Last year Wright was 1-5 with a 5.12 ERA in 17 games including 5 starts for the Angels.

San Francisco Giants SP Gaylord Perry was named the NL Pitcher of the Month despite "votes for Dick Allen". The 31 year old is 7-3 with a 3.22 ERA in 13 starts this year. Last year Perry was 23-11 with a 2.59 ERA in 39 starts for the Giants.

Cleveland Indians LF Roy Foster was named the AL Rookie of the Month. He was also awarded the trophy for the month of April. The 24 year old is hitting .315 with 4 HRs and 16 RBIs in 40 games. Foster was named the MLB's 32nd ranked prospect in April 1970.

Philadelphia Phillies SS Larry Bowa was named the NL Rookie of the Month. The 24 year old is hitting .309 with 0 HRs and 16 RBIs in 44 games. Bowa was named the MLB's 43rd ranked prospect in April 1970.

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The Minnesota Twins will be with out the services of SP Luis Tiant for up to 9 weeks. The 29 year old is 2-5 with a 4.88 ERA in 10 starts this year. Tiant was an AL All Star in 1968, he led the AL with a 1.60 ERA that season while holding the opposition to just 5.3 H/9 which also led the AL. While in the minors in Charlson in 1962, Tiant quipped "I couldn't speak very good English, but I understand racism". Tiant had an injury plagued season last year and is not out with a fractured right scapula.

The Boston Red Sox were dealt a blow when they found out that SP Jim Lonborg will miss up to 7 weeks. The 28 year old is 1-1 with a 3.92 ERA in 11 games including 4 starts. The 1967 AL Cy Young Award winner was also an All Star in 1967. He led the AL with 22 wins that season as well as 246 strikeouts. Lonborg tore ligaments in his left knee while skiing in 1967 after his big season.

The Chicago Cubs have traded RP Ted Abernathy to the St Louis Cardinals in exchange for Phil Gagliano. The 37 year old Abernathy is 0-4 with a 8.50 ERA in 18 games for the Cubs. Abernathy was the 1965 NL Reliever of the Year and was the 1967 NL Reliever of the Year. He has led the NL 3 times in appearances, 84 in 1965, 70 in 1967 and 78 in 1968. Abernathy has also led he NL twice in saves, 31 in 1965 and 28 in 1967. Abernathy had shoulder surgery in 1959 that changed his delivery from overhead to 3/4 side arm and thus develped an effective "submarine" pitch. The 28 year old Gagliano is hitting .346 with 1 HR and 7 RBIs in 28 games for the Cardinals.

The Boston Red Sox will be without the services of SP Bill "Spaceman" Lee for the remainder of the season. Lee is completing and reporting for active duty in the Army Reserve. The 23 year old is 0-4 with a 8.14 ERA in 7 games including 5 starts. Lee makes up for a lack of a fastball with the Eephus pitch, a pitch designed to catch hitters off guard with a slow arc that would baffle the hitter.
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