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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Chisox, Orioles Each Snare a W

July 10, 1980 at Chicago – Britt Burns (8-6) and Ed Farmer (14) held the Orioles to 1 run on 5 hits as the White Sox defeated Baltimore 3-1. DH Ron Pruitt knocked in 2 runs without benefit of a hit. Wayne Nordhagen had 3 knocks for the Pale Hose.

July 11, 1980 at Chicago – Lenn Sakata greeted Sox reliever Mike Proly with an RBI double in the T8 to tie the game at 2-2. Proly then uncorked a wild pitch scoring Mark Corey with what turned out to be the winning run as Baltimore won 3-2 and split the short 2-game series. Sammy Stewart (4-4) and Tim Stoddard (11) were the pitchers of record on the plus side; Guy Hoffman (0-3) on the negative.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Comiskey Scoreboard Fireworks After 3 of 4 Games

July 4, 1980 at Chicago – Brian Kingman (4-6) dominated the White Sox through 7 innings with a 1-hit shutout, but Chicago plated 3 on 3 hits in the 8th to steal a victory, 3-2. Kevin Bell’s 2-run triple tied it. Bruce Kimm singled him in with the winner. Britt Burns (7-6) went the distance on the mound for the Sox.

July 5, 1980 at Chicago – Richard Dotson (8-3) fired a 2-hit shutout as Chicago blanked Oakland 1-0. Mike Squires singled in Jim Morrison with the game’s only run in the 2nd.

July 6, 1980 (Game #1) at Chicago – Ricky Seilheimer, in his Major League debut, drove in a pair of runs in a 4-run Chicago 4th inning to lead to a 4-2 Sox victory in the top side of a double header. Steve Trout (6-6) did most of the heavy lifting on the hill for the W. Ed Farmer (13) recorded the 27th out for the save.

July 6, 1980 (Game #2) at Chicago – The Athletics nearly tripled their offensive output from the first 3 games of this series by salvaging a split in the nightcap with an 11-3 victory. Steve McCatty (5-4) went the distance on the bump, while DH Jim Essian drove in 4 with 3 hits. Rickey Henderson also collected 3 safeties, along with 2 stolen bases and 2 runs scored.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Angels-White Sox Split 4 in ChiTown

June 30, 1970 at Chicago – Carney Lansford went 4-4 with 4 RBI to lead the Angels to a high-scoring 10-8 win. Rod Carew contributed 3 hits and 3 runs as Dave LaRoche (1-1) notched the win in relief with Andy Hassler (4) grabbing the save. Harold Baines (8), Jim Morrison (4) and Thad Bosley (2) all went yard for the ChiSox to keep them in the game.

July 1, 1970 at Chicago – Steve Trout (5-6) pitched 7 strong innings and Ed Farmer (11) finished up as Chicago evened the series with a 4-2 win. Bob Molinaro (4) homered in the 1st, but it was a 3-run 6th inning, highlighted by a Todd Cruz 2-run single that propelled the Pale Hose to victory.

July 2, 1970 at Chicago – Frank Tanana (6-4) was lights out with a CG, 4-hit shutout. He fanned 5 and walked none. Carew led the offense with 2 hits including an RBI double in a 4-0 Halos whitewashing.

July 3, 1970 at Chicago – Chicago earned the split in the series with a 5-3 win on get-away day. Tom Foley’s (1) first tater of the year was the game-winner in the 6th. Wayne Nordhagen (6) added an insurance HR in the 8thBobby Clark of the Angels led all batters with 3 hits. Rich Wortham (3-5) started and won for the ChiSox. He has relief help from Lamarr Hoyt and Farmer (12). 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

'Stros Sweep Reds to Widen NL West Lead

Houston continues to play well at home, sweeping second place Cincinnati to maintain their grip on first place.

Game One: Cincy's Frank Pastore (8-6) continues to pitch well, with an ERA below 2, but leaves after six losing 3-0, as Houston's Joe Niekro (7-6) outpitches him. Niekro goes eight and only allows one run, while Houston gets to Cincy relievers for four more runs. Enos Cabell and Alan Ashby both drive in two with RBI singles. Houston 7, Cincinnati 2.

Game Two: The Reds' Joe Price is virtually unhittable early, leading 1-0 before Jose Cruz hits a solo homer (4) in the sixth to tie it at one and support Houston starter J.R. Richard. But after the starters leave, the game continues tied until the 11th inning. Houston gets a one-out double off the leftfield wall from former Red Joe Morgan off Mike LaCoss (5-6), and he immediately scores on a double to left center by Art Howe to win it for reliever Joe Sambito (6-2), who pitches two perfect innings.. Houston 2, Cincinnati 1 (11 innings). 

Game Three: Houston starter Nolan Ryan (7-8) pitches well, striking out seven and holding Cincinnati to one run in eight innings. Cincinnati's Charlie Liebrandt (8-6) struggles, giving up six runs and isn't helped by two errors. Jose Cruz and Cesar Cedeno both drive in two, and Cedeno pokes his third homer in the easy win. Houston 6, Cincinnati 1.

Monday, April 13, 2015


June 22, 1980
 The Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs completed a three game series in Atlanta which featured two extra inning games and three one-run games. In the end, the Braves were able to win two of three of the closely contested games.

                  WP: CAUDILL (2-2)  S: SUTTER (16)
                  LP:  CAMP (3-5)
                  HOME RUNS: CHI- BUCKNER (3)  ATL- MATTHEWS (9),
                                         MURPHY (13)

Bill Buckner hit a two out solo home run in the top of the 10th inning giving the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves. With the Braves up 3-0 in the 8th, the Cubs scored three runs tying the game and setting up Buckner's big blast. Along with Buckner (2-5, 2RBI), Lenny Randle added a double and 2 RBI. Gary Matthews went 3-4 with a double, home run and  2RBI for the Braves.

                  WP: ALEXANDER (5-5)  S: CAMP (6)
                  LP:   HERNANDEZ (1-5)
                  HOME RUNS: NONE

Doyle Alexander pitched 7 strong innings holding the Cubs to one run on six hits and the Braves offense was able to scratch out 2 runs for the victory. Tough luck loses, Willie Hernandez allowed the runs on 9 hits, all singles.

 GAME 3:   ATLANTA 7   CHICAGO 6  (11)

                   WP:  HANNA (1-1)
                   LP:    HERNANDEZ (1-7)
                   HOME RUNS: ATL- MATTHEWS 2 (11)

Jerry Royster's pinch hit single in the bottom of the 12th scored Jeff Burroughs with the game winner giving the Braves the win and the series victory. The Braves jumped out to a 6-0 lead with 10 game winner Phil Niekro on the mound. The Cubs got to Niekro for five runs and tied the game in the 9th on an error by Braves shortstop Larvell Blanks. The Cubs offense was led by Jerry
Martin's two hits and two RBI.




Sunday, April 12, 2015

White Sox - Tigers Split Hairs (Fur?)

June 20, 1970 at Chicago – Chet Lemon’s 2-run double in the 1st held up in a 2-1 White Sox win in the opener. Britt Burns (5-6) and Ed Farmer (10) tag-teamed on the mound for the Sox. Dan Petry (3-3) was the hard-luck loser.  

June 21, 1970 at Chicago – Milt Wilcox (5-7) went the distance in a 6-2 Tigers win to even the series. Champ Summers (4) had two of his three hits stay in the yard. He drove in 3.

June 22, 1970 (Game #1) at Chicago – Mike Squires’ sac fly in the B11th plated Junior Moore for a walk-off 7-6 White Sox come-from-behind winner. Detroit led 6-1 before the Pale Hose notched 4 in the 8th and 1 in the 9th to tie it. Lamar Johnson’s (7) 3-run bomb highlighted the 8th. The biggest story though was Lamarr Hoyt’s (1-0) 5 shut out IP in relief. He gave up just 1 hit, walked none and K’d 4.

June 22, 1970 (Game #2) at Chicago – Lance Parrish (7) drove in 3 of the 4 runs for the Bengals as they earn the split in the DH and the series with a 4-3 victory. Jack Morris (7-4) grabbed the win with “Senior Smoke” Aurelio Lopez (10) going 2 1/3 for the save.