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    Odyssey of a G.M. - the time in Toronto.

    The Canadian Chronicle.“The Canadian Chronicle”

    November 1st 1976

    Sports Talk

    with Al Terego.

    Name that team!

    Hi Folks...some of you might have read my stuff about
    the Expos, when I was a sports reporter in that city.

    I have now been appointed the brand new editor, of this exciting new
    National newspaper, and we hope to interest you in the sports that run
    from sea to shining sea.

    Besides blue-pencilling the copy of my sports colleagues at the paper,
    my own specialty is coverage of baseball, so I’ll wear the hat for that,
    when I write this particular column.

    These are exciting times for baseball in Canada with three -count ’em -
    teams now, in our country, all contending for the World Series, with the current holder, the
    marvellous Montreal side, front and centre, right now with Toronto and the Vancouver Mounties,
    hoping to meet them in the post season, soonest. .

    However, I was hired to especially cover Toronto’s own expansion team
    for which no name has officially been offered, apart from Archie Gee - the
    former G.M. of the Expos whom we’re glad to welcome aboard as the Director
    of player personnel - offering the rather lame one of “Toronto the
    Good”, so with the expansion draft being conducted in just a few days time,
    we thought it appropriate, at this paper, to invite our readers,
    coast to coast, to submit names for consideration, if only to give Mr Gee the opportunity
    to proudly announce “The Toronto Whatevers...” -er- that is not a suggested
    moniker for them, by the way - “...are pleased to select - Fred Lynn! “ (I can dream, can’t I?)

    So, Folks, the draft being held on November 15th, that gives you a couple of weeks
    to get in your suggestions. Our address is “Chronicle House; #7 Nathan
    Phillips Square; Toronto; Ontario.”

    We look forward to your letters.
    -30-
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

    "Spikes" The cleats on baseball boots
    "Spikes" On which newspaper editors impale copy for future reference, or ultimate destruction.

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    Re: Odyssey of a G.M. - the time in Toronto.

    PLAYERS DRAFTED BY THE SEATTLE MARINERS; Please note: After negotiations with the Montreal Expos, LF Lou Brock and CF Steve Brye were added to that list
    Code:
    Player Name	P	Age	Upside	Overall	Peak	Starts	W	L	ERA	IP	K	BB	H	HR	SV	HD	BS	CG	QS	SHO	GB%	Fldg%	AB	H	HR	R	RBI	K	BB	SH	SF	Avg	OBP	SLG	OPS	SB	CS	Fld
    Alley, Gene	2B	36	--	86	86	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.986	580	151	10	66	51	85	29	7	5	.260	.298	.391	.689	3	4	72
    Blefary, Curt	1B	33	--	84	84	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	1.000	515	118	16	66	65	108	62	0	6	.229	.312	.377	.689	1	1	66
    Broberg , Pete	SP	26	--	84	84	16	5	9	4.42	91.2	42	37	94	9	0	0	0	4	8	0	56.8	.964	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000	.000	.000	.000	0	0	81
    Bunker, Wally	SP	31	--	83	83	10	3	4	4.20	75.0	32	27	66	9	0	0	0	2	3	1	60.3	.944	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000	.000	.000	.000	0	0	80
    Chaney , Darrel	SS	28	--	79	79	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.995	170	36	2	18	9	48	10	0	0	.212	.260	.294	.554	2	1	75
    Clemente , R	RF	42	--	84	84	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.979	544	157	16	81	75	81	39	0	5	.289	.338	.471	.809	3	2	73
    Coleman , Dave	CF	26	4	78	82	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.833	21	5	0	2	1	3	0	0	0	.238	.238	.238	.476	1	0	74
    Curtis, John	SP	28	--	86	86	0	0	0	9.00	2.0	0	1	4	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	44.4	.000	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000	.000	.000	.000	0	0	78
    Gilbreth, Bill	SP	29	--	85	85	37	17	8	3.01	221.1	125	77	208	13	0	0	0	6	21	4	53.5	.982	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000	.000	.000	.000	0	0	76
    Howe, Art	3B	30	--	83	83	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.957	475	120	10	52	45	48	57	3	3	.253	.336	.354	.690	1	2	82
    Kirkwood, Don	SP	27	--	82	82	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.000	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000	.000	.000	.000	0	0	68
    Kusick , Craig	1B	28	--	84	84	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.996	165	36	4	24	31	39	21	0	2	.218	.311	.321	.632	0	0	67
    Lonborg, Jim	SP	34	--	89	89	23	9	9	4.48	138.2	84	45	140	17	0	0	0	6	10	0	59.4	1.000	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000	.000	.000	.000	0	0	72
    Martinez, Buck	C	28	--	81	81	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.995	107	23	1	10	11	14	16	1	0	.215	.317	.262	.579	1	2	75
    McCovey, Willie	1B	38	--	84	84	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.991	237	59	10	38	27	45	24	0	0	.249	.321	.430	.751	1	1	68
    McDowell , Sam	SP	34	--	86	86	30	5	16	6.32	136.2	133	91	166	14	0	0	0	2	8	0	47.3	.917	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000	.000	.000	.000	0	0	66
    Morgan , Joe	2B	33	--	86	86	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.989	519	136	9	87	47	57	79	9	5	.262	.359	.380	.739	43	13	75
    Osteen, Claude	SP	37	--	91	91	36	8	15	3.99	228.0	126	58	247	20	0	0	0	9	22	1	65.3	.968	72	7	0	3	1	22	1	9	0	.097	.110	.111	.221	0	0	73
    Reynolds, C	SS	24	--	79	79	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.000	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000	.000	.000	.000	0	0	76
    Roberts, Dave	SP	32	--	90	90	35	11	15	3.16	242.0	102	55	234	17	0	0	0	8	24	2	65.2	.986	75	12	0	5	7	21	2	9	0	.160	.182	.173	.355	0	0	85
    Rbertsn, J	SP	33	--	88	88	32	5	15	4.62	165.2	114	49	183	22	0	0	0	3	12	1	46.5	1.000	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000	.000	.000	.000	0	0	71
    Sanguillen, M	C	32	--	84	84	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.996	309	85	3	23	28	21	15	2	3	.275	.310	.369	.679	2	2	72
    Skidmore, Roe	1B	31	--	80	80	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.992	46	11	1	5	3	9	2	0	0	.239	.271	.370	.641	0	0	71
    Tiant , Luis	SP	36	--	88	88	37	18	13	4.36	208.2	133	93	226	16	0	0	0	10	18	2	49.1	1.000	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000	.000	.000	.000	0	0	72
    Ward, Chris	LF	27	--	81	81	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	1.000	52	14	0	6	3	3	4	0	0	.269	.321	.346	.667	0	0	94
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

    "Spikes" The cleats on baseball boots
    "Spikes" On which newspaper editors impale copy for future reference, or ultimate destruction.

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    Re: Odyssey of a G.M. - the time in Toronto.

    THE CURRENT BULLPEN OF THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS. Please note: The players marked with an asterisk (*) are the players actually selected in the draft..the unmarked players represent players already signed, or traded by the Jays organization, besides the influx of farmhands from the affiliate Syracuse Sky Chiefs
    (formerly the Cooperstown Celebs, purchased by the Jays, from the Expos) before and after the Expansion Draft was held

    Code:
    Player Name	P	Age	Upside	Overall	Peak	Starts	W	L	ERA	IP	K	BB	H	HR	SV	HD	BS	CG	QS	SHO	GB%	Fldg%
    Arroyo,  F  	SP	24	--	84	84	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.000
    Behney, Mel	SP	29	--	89	89	26	12	9	2.50	176.1	103	66	165	7	0	0	0	4	20	1	53.5	1.000
    Brett*, Ken	SP	28	--	76	76	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.000
    Dressler, Rob	SP	22	5	79	84	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.000
    Ellis*, Dock	SP	31	--	87	87	11	3	6	3.69	63.1	44	27	72	5	0	0	0	2	3	0	67.3	.966
    Espinosa*, Nino	SP	23	2	81	83	1	1	0	7.24	13.2	2	3	17	6	0	0	0	0	1	0	57.9	1.000
    Fitzmorris*, Al	SP	30	--	86	86	26	5	12	5.04	139.1	50	47	158	9	0	0	0	0	12	0	64.2	1.000
    Foster*, Alan	SP	30	--	84	84	27	8	15	4.99	148.0	73	43	166	14	0	0	0	5	9	2	62.1	.976
    Greif, Bill	RP	26	2	84	86	0	4	5	6.75	124.0	86	48	180	35	0	1	0	0	0	0	46.7	.968
    Gura*, Larry	SP	29	--	85	85	24	7	8	3.40	159.0	67	45	159	11	0	0	0	6	16	3	65.9	.981
    Hands*, Bill	SP	36	--	93	93	36	16	11	3.85	220.0	119	60	216	24	0	0	0	10	19	6	62.6	.926
    Hartzell*, Paul	SP	23	2	80	82	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.000
    Holly, Jeff	RP	23	6	76	82	0	3	3	6.31	111.1	55	43	135	24	0	4	4	0	0	0	49.3	1.000
    Hoyt, La Marr	SP	22	10	76	86	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.000
    Jackson, Mike	RP	30	--	82	82	0	1	2	5.34	62.1	48	38	74	6	1	1	1	0	0	0	42.3	1.000
    Kobel*, Kevin	SP	23	7	73	80	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.000
    Landreth, Larry	SP	21	10	78	88	33	20	7	2.59	243.0	120	60	200	10	0	0	0	10	0	0	41.0	.878
    Locker, Bob	RP	38	--	81	81	0	4	3	4.48	70.1	42	26	84	1	0	2	4	0	0	0	62.3	.842
    McCatty, Steve	SP	22	10	71	81	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.000
    Merritt*, Jim	SP	33	--	88	88	2	1	1	4.24	23.1	16	8	28	1	0	0	0	1	1	1	50.0	1.000
    Morris, John	RP	35	--	82	82	0	1	0	3.27	66.0	46	14	79	4	3	0	4	0	0	0	59.1	1.000
    Nastu, Philip	SP	21	15	75	90	0	0	0	1.93	14.0	8	3	15	2	0	0	0	0	0	0	42.6	1.000
    Rondon, G	SP	23	3	82	85	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.000
    Rooker*, Jim	SP	34	--	84	84	14	6	5	3.94	105.0	57	29	113	9	2	0	1	3	6	0	64.1	.944
    Weaver, Floyd	RP	35	--	81	81	0	4	3	4.20	85.2	58	26	102	14	8	0	5	0	0	0	46.8	1.000
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

    "Spikes" The cleats on baseball boots
    "Spikes" On which newspaper editors impale copy for future reference, or ultimate destruction.

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    Re: Odyssey of a G.M. - the time in Toronto.

    THE CURRENT ORGANIZATION OF THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS. Please note: The players marked with an asterisk (*) are the players actually selected in the draft..the unmarked players represent players already signed, or traded by the Jays organization, besides the influx of farmhands from the affiliate Syracuse Sky Chiefs
    (formerly the Cooperstown Celebs, purchased by the Jays, from the Expos) before and after the Expansion Draft was held

    Code:
    Player Name	P	Age	Upside	Overall	Peak	Starts	W	L	ERA	IP	K	BB	H	HR	SV	HD	BS	CG	QS	SHO	GB%	Fldg%	AB	H	HR	R	RBI	K	BB	SH	SF	Avg	OBP	SLG	OPS	SB	CS	Fld
    Allen, Bernie	2B	37	--	81	81	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.990	401	102	8	33	41	55	46	0	3	.254	.332	.384	.716	0	1	75
    Alomar, Sandy	2B	33	--	73	73	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.974	578	138	2	58	25	66	30	0	1	.239	.282	.292	.574	11	4	74
    Arroyo, F	SP	24	--	84	84	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.000	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000	.000	.000	.000	0	0	84
    Bailor*, Bob	RF	25	3	78	81	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	1.000	79	23	0	7	5	8	3	1	0	.291	.325	.316	.641	1	0	81
    Behney, Mel	SP	29	--	89	89	26	12	9	2.50	176.1	103	66	165	7	0	0	0	4	20	1	53.5	1.000	56	10	0	1	5	21	2	5	1	.179	.203	.196	.399	0	1	76
    Bevacqua*, Kurt	3B	29	--	82	82	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	1.000	40	15	0	9	2	2	4	0	0	.375	.444	.475	.919	0	0	78
    Biittner*, L	1B	31	--	77	77	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.000	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000	.000	.000	.000	0	0	71
    Brett*, Ken	SP	28	--	76	76	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.000	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000	.000	.000	.000	0	0	81
    Cabell*, Enos	3B	27	--	86	86	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.925	574	158	3	61	53	63	15	3	2	.275	.296	.361	.657	17	8	76
    Carty*, Rico	LF	37	--	83	83	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.981	539	131	10	64	72	68	42	0	4	.243	.299	.343	.642	0	0	69
    Cash*, Dave	2B	28	--	84	84	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.989	229	69	0	27	24	12	13	0	1	.301	.340	.367	.707	3	1	78
    Clines*, Gene	LF	30	--	81	81	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.923	48	16	0	1	2	5	0	2	0	.333	.333	.396	.729	0	1	82
    DeCinces, Doug	3B	26	3	97	100	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.970	571	162	20	89	101	93	74	0	6	.284	.364	.490	.854	1	3	91
    Dent, Bucky	SS	25	3	83	86	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.986	504	147	4	37	43	25	31	0	5	.292	.335	.359	.694	1	1	84
    Dillard, Steve	2B	25	--	77	77	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.971	261	90	1	24	16	26	15	0	0	.345	.380	.490	.870	3	2	71
    Dressler, Rob	SP	22	5	79	84	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.000	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000	.000	.000	.000	0	0	69
    Ellis*, Dock	SP	31	--	87	87	11	3	6	3.69	63.1	44	27	72	5	0	0	0	2	3	0	67.3	.966	17	6	0	1	3	3	0	4	0	.353	.353	.412	.765	0	0	75
    Espinosa*, Nino	SP	23	2	81	83	1	1	0	7.24	13.2	2	3	17	6	0	0	0	0	1	0	57.9	1.000	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000	.000	.000	.000	0	0	81
    Fitzmorris*, Al	SP	30	--	86	86	26	5	12	5.04	139.1	50	47	158	9	0	0	0	0	12	0	64.2	1.000	50	7	0	2	0	22	1	2	0	.140	.157	.140	.297	0	0	91
    Foli*, Tim	SS	26	--	77	77	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	1.000	1	0	0	1	0	0	0	0	0	.000	.000	.000	.000	0	0	79
    Foster*, Alan	SP	30	--	84	84	27	8	15	4.99	148.0	73	43	166	14	0	0	0	5	9	2	62.1	.976	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000	.000	.000	.000	0	0	72
    Garr*, Ralph	LF	31	--	79	79	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.000	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000	.000	.000	.000	0	0	70
    Greif, Bill	RP	26	2	84	86	0	4	5	6.75	124.0	86	48	180	35	0	1	0	0	0	0	46.7	.968	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000	.000	.000	.000	0	0	68
    Grote*, Jerry	C	34	--	82	82	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	1.000	254	86	2	28	34	23	19	7	2	.339	.386	.417	.803	3	2	85
    Gura*, Larry	SP	29	--	85	85	24	7	8	3.40	159.0	67	45	159	11	0	0	0	6	16	3	65.9	.981	50	4	0	1	2	17	1	6	1	.080	.096	.080	.176	0	0	84
    Hands*, Bill	SP	36	--	93	93	36	16	11	3.85	220.0	119	60	216	24	0	0	0	10	19	6	62.6	.926	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000	.000	.000	.000	0	0	76
    Hartzell*, Paul	SP	23	2	80	82	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.000	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000	.000	.000	.000	0	0	75
    Holly, Jeff	RP	23	6	76	82	0	3	3	6.31	111.1	55	43	135	24	0	4	4	0	0	0	49.3	1.000	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000	.000	.000	.000	0	0	79
    Howarth, Jim	CF	29	--	83	83	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	1.000	22	8	1	3	2	2	5	0	0	.364	.481	.682	1.163	0	0	97
    Hoyt, La Marr	SP	22	10	76	86	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.000	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000	.000	.000	.000	0	0	80
    Hundley*, Randy	C	34	--	85	85	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.997	429	120	16	55	62	72	31	4	9	.280	.325	.438	.763	0	2	83
    Jackson, Mike	RP	30	--	82	82	0	1	2	5.34	62.1	48	38	74	6	1	1	1	0	0	0	42.3	1.000	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000	.000	.000	.000	0	0	66
    Kobel*, Kevin	SP	23	7	73	80	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.000	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000	.000	.000	.000	0	0	69
    Kocher, Bob	CF	26	--	67	67	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.973	291	49	1	23	6	52	24	0	0	.168	.239	.203	.442	1	0	73
    Kuiper*, Duane	2B	26	--	83	83	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.988	485	149	0	65	41	29	33	15	2	.307	.359	.353	.712	3	17	78
    Landreth, Larry	SP	21	10	78	88	33	20	7	2.59	243.0	120	60	200	10	0	0	0	10	0	0	41.0	.878	77	0	0	2	1	30	10	2	0	.000	.125	.000	.125	0	0	76
    Locker, Bob	RP	38	--	81	81	0	4	3	4.48	70.1	42	26	84	1	0	2	4	0	0	0	62.3	.842	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000	.000	.000	.000	0	0	71
    McCatty, Steve	SP	22	10	71	81	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.000	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000	.000	.000	.000	0	0	76
    McRae*, Hal	2B	31	--	77	77	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.982	464	127	4	53	51	53	38	0	3	.274	.336	.373	.709	2	1	72
    Merritt*, Jim	SP	33	--	88	88	2	1	1	4.24	23.1	16	8	28	1	0	0	0	1	1	1	50.0	1.000	5	1	0	0	0	2	0	1	0	.200	.200	.200	.400	0	0	72
    Millan*, Felix	2B	33	--	85	85	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.974	459	142	2	52	47	16	24	11	2	.309	.348	.377	.725	2	3	75
    Miller*, Norm	RF	30	--	86	86	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.950	80	19	3	9	10	15	8	0	0	.238	.315	.375	.690	0	0	81
    Morris, John	RP	35	--	82	82	0	1	0	3.27	66.0	46	14	79	4	3	0	4	0	0	0	59.1	1.000	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000	.000	.000	.000	0	0	91
    Murray, Eddie	1B	20	13	85	98	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.995	600	144	13	54	55	81	56	0	3	.240	.306	.357	.663	2	0	71
    Nastu, Philip	SP	21	15	75	90	0	0	0	1.93	14.0	8	3	15	2	0	0	0	0	0	0	42.6	1.000	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000	.000	.000	.000	0	0	67
    Nettles, Jim	CF	29	--	79	79	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.987	326	77	10	31	43	55	38	6	1	.236	.319	.356	.675	9	8	79
    Niekro, Dan	C	24	--	81	81	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.979	439	129	2	33	34	34	29	0	5	.294	.340	.358	.698	1	0	71
    Nordhagen, W	RF	28	--	83	83	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.000	586	156	10	54	50	55	15	0	0	.266	.289	.391	.680	0	0	68
    Ontiveros*, S	3B	25	6	83	89	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.000	10	2	0	0	0	3	0	0	0	.200	.200	.300	.500	0	0	76
    Ortenzio, Frank	1B	25	--	85	85	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.998	482	145	5	66	50	90	45	1	3	.301	.361	.415	.776	2	0	72
    Piniella*, Lou	LF	33	--	87	87	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.961	275	85	7	31	38	27	10	2	2	.309	.336	.440	.776	3	2	79
    Rader*, Dave	C	28	--	84	84	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.992	317	84	5	30	31	26	29	5	3	.265	.331	.363	.694	0	0	71
    Rojas, Cookie	2B	37	--	69	69	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	1.000	57	7	0	1	6	8	2	0	2	.123	.148	.140	.288	0	0	74
    Rondon, G	SP	23	3	82	85	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.000	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000	.000	.000	.000	0	0	78
    Rooker*, Jim	SP	34	--	84	84	14	6	5	3.94	105.0	57	29	113	9	2	0	1	3	6	0	64.1	.944	35	5	0	0	1	16	0	3	0	.143	.143	.171	.314	0	0	73
    Schaal, Paul	3B	33	--	81	81	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.953	351	100	6	52	39	55	46	2	3	.285	.368	.410	.778	3	5	78
    Severson, Rich	SS	31	--	87	87	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.976	541	143	1	82	25	89	33	7	0	.264	.313	.316	.629	8	7	80
    Weaver, Floyd	RP	35	--	81	81	0	4	3	4.20	85.2	58	26	102	14	8	0	5	0	0	0	46.8	1.000	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000	.000	.000	.000	0	0	71
    White*, Roy	LF	33	--	83	83	0	0	0	0.00	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0.0	.969	129	39	2	21	14	19	19	1	0	.302	.396	.434	.830	6	4	92
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

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    Re: Odyssey of a G.M. - the time in Toronto.

    The Canadian Chronicle

    November 16th 1976

    Sports Talk

    with Al Terego.

    Jays, Mariners, now have teams

    Controversy marked the occasion of the selecting of players during the
    Expansion Draft held yesterday, at the Claremont Hotel in Toronto.

    Seattle claimed two players who were left unprotected by the Montreal Expos.
    The players concerned were 21-year- olds Robin Yount,
    a highly promising shortstop, and Dennis Martinez a starting pitcher,
    of whom much is expected, once that he gains experience.

    Pete Kavarana, the new General Manager of the Expos, argued that since
    the two rookies were drafted in 1974 this was within the three-year
    limit, which, automatically protects players, under the League rules.

    If the Mariners had won the day, this would have raised a serious
    question concerning the judgment of Archie Gee - the primary devisor
    of the protected list, whilst he was still the Exos’ GM - who had just taken
    up the responsibility of final decision on the draftees for his new club, the Toronto
    Blue Jays.

    The dispute was immediately taken to the Baseball Commissioner, Bowie
    Kuen, who was in attendance on the day, and he eventually ruled that
    since 1976 had not yet expired, the three-year rule obtained, and that
    neither player was eligible for drafting.

    Montreal retained both Yount and Martinez, but, at the behest of the
    Commissioner, offered two other unprotected players in compensation,
    veteran left-fielder Lou Brock, and seldom used centre-fielder Steve Brye,
    which the Seattle management accepted.

    Indeed, the American team might have been better off in such choices
    since the bird-in -the-hand motto comes to mind here...the rookies Yount
    and Martinez may be capable of future greatness, whilst Brye,
    has, at least, proved himself capable, now, whilst Lou Brock, despite
    his 37 years, has just come off of a monster season for the 'Spoes,
    registering the second-highest OPS (.891) of his 17-year career,
    with a BA of .328; stealing 38 bases; driving in 82 runs; and
    performing brilliantly in the field.

    Moreover, Brock will prove an asset to his new team in the wisdom that
    his baseball experience can impart to the Mariner hitters; this is
    sorely needed, for the Mariners are woefully short of batters, in fact,
    with the addition of Brock and Brye, they are scarcely over the minimum
    of lineup/ bench (14) currently on their books.

    The Seattle selector, Darrell Johnson (coincidentaly an old rival of Gee’s
    having skippered Baltimore, in the 1975 World Series), seemed to have
    concentrated on the building of an impressive stable of starting
    pitchers, including venerable (36) 18-game winner Luis Tiant, and
    the 29 year-old lefty Bill Gilbreth, who racked up 17 wins during the season.

    This appeared to be to the detriment of their selection of hitters
    and relief pitchers, having on their books, right now, few of the former,
    and none at all of the latter!

    No doubt. Mr Johnson intends to make this up by various trades and signings
    during the off-season, but in the opinion of this writer, the team selecting for
    the Blue Jays - former Expos GM Archie Gee; Vice-President Peter Bavisi;
    and Pat Gillick. along with Toronto head coach, Roy Hartsfield - were
    shrewder in their selections.

    They, too, made their first choices, those of starting pitchers, but they
    settled for a mere five of these - including the prize of Bill Hands, and Larry
    Gura, along with the bright prospect 23 year-old Paul Hartzell - then opting for
    three catchers in a row, Randy Huntley; Dave Rader; and Jerry Grote;
    backstops noted for their ability behind the plate, besides their hitting.

    The influence of Archie Gee could be discerned here, after all his fine rotation
    of starters in Rogers; Renko; Ruthven; Nielson; and Hall; backed up by
    the tandem of catchers, Yeager, and McCarver served the Expos well, over
    his years with them.

    Of course, this committee had the luxury of having a lot of players to fill their gaps, anyway,
    Messrs Bavasi and Gilliclk having signed the likes of Catcher Phil Roof; 1b Willie Upshaw; and
    SP Dave Stieb, before Gee ever came on board, bringing with him the backup of an entire farm team,
    the former Cooperstown Celebs (now relocated as the Syracuse Sky Chiefs) in a deal that Our Archie
    astutely arranged, as part of his contract with the Toronto consortium, who were, initially, most
    reluctant to hire him.

    The spectacle of this selection committee of four at their labours, did not impress this
    observer, they, quietly but feverishly seeming to debate amongst themselves,
    about almost every selection, each man, apparently, seeming unable to
    agree with the other three...perhaps, Our Archie, as “chairman” of that
    committee, most strongly made his presence felt, for the final selection
    of the team, reminded me very much of the formation of Archie’s Expos
    in 1969, Strong in starters; respectable hitting, but bereft of relievers.

    The bookmakers approved of the committee's final selection, to some
    degree; they’re currently laying odds that the Blue Jays will have an
    even-steven season.whilst the Mariners will experience a losing one.

    In any case, the inclusion of these two expansion teams should pique
    the fancy of the average fan, what with the rivalry, inherent, not to
    mention how Lou Brock will fare against the new team of his former
    boss. A peek at the schedule reveals that the two teams will meet a
    mere half-a-dozen times during the 1977 season (which. for
    the first time, will feature inter-league play), indicating a deplorable
    lack of imagination by the schedulers...surely they realize that the fans
    look forward to this natural rivalry?

    Anyway, the teams that now comprise the Toronto Blue Jays, and the Seattle
    Mariners follow.
    -30-
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

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    Re: Odyssey of a G.M. - the time in Toronto.

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    Top of the Seventh (Blue Jays) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Ray Sadecki on the mound for the Mariners. 	Runners 	TOR	SEA
    0 	0-2 	Hard Curve (76) 	Frank Ortenzio grounded to third. 		3 	1
    1 	1-1 	Fastball (84) 	Lou Piniella* singled to short right-center. 		3 	1
    1 	2-0 	Hard Curve (77) 	Doug DeCinces popped up to short. 		3 	1
    2 	2-0 	Fastball (85) 	Norm Miller* singled through the left side. 		3 	1
    2 	1-2 	Fastball (86) 	Randy Hundley* struck out. 		3 	1
      	  	  	0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. 	  	3	1
    
    Bottom of the Seventh (Mariners) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Mel Behney on the mound for the Blue Jays. 	Runners 	TOR	SEA
    0 	2-1 	Change (79) 	Dave Coleman* singled to left-center. 		3 	1
    0 	3-1 	Change (76) 	Joe Morgan* singled to short right-center, advancing the runner to third. 		3 	1
      	  	  	Roberto Clemente* pinch hit for Chris Ward. 	  	 	 
    0 	2-2 	Fastball (90) 	Roberto Clemente* popped up to first. 		3 	1
    1 	3-1 	Fastball (92) 	Curt Blefary walked. 		3 	1
      	  	  	Bill Greif came in to pitch for the Blue Jays. 	  	 	 
    1 	0-2 	Fastball (87) 	Willie McCovey struck out. 		3 	1
    2 	3-2 	Change (77) 	Craig Kusick* popped up to third. 		3 	1
      	  	  	0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base. 	  	3	1
    
    Top of the Eighth (Blue Jays) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Ray Sadecki on the mound for the Mariners. 	Runners 	TOR	SEA
    0 	1-0 	Hard Curve (75) 	Felix Millan* grounded to short. 		3 	1
    1 	1-1 	Fastball (85) 	Duane Kuiper* singled to center. 		3 	1
      	  	  	The Blue Jays put on the hit and run. 	  	 	 
    1 	1-0 	Fastball (86) 	Bucky Dent laid down a sacrifice bunt to the third baseman. 		3 	1
    2 	1-2 	Hard Curve (77) 	Jim Nettles struck out. 		3 	1
      	  	  	0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. 	  	3	1
    
    Bottom of the Eighth (Mariners) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Bill Greif on the mound for the Blue Jays. 	Runners 	TOR	SEA
    0 	1-2 	Fastball (87) 	Earl Williams flied out to left field. 		3 	1
    1 	2-0 	Fastball (89) 	Art Howe lined out to left. 		3 	1
    2 	3-0 	Fastball (84) 	Chris Speier singled through the hole. 		3 	1
    2 	3-2 	Fastball (88) 	Dave Coleman* grounded to the second baseman. 		3 	1
      	  	  	0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. 	  	3	1
    
    Top of the Ninth (Blue Jays) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Jerry Cram came in to pitch for the Mariners. 	Runners 	TOR	SEA
    0 	2-2 	Fastball (87) 	Frank Ortenzio flied out to right. 		3 	1
    1 	0-0 	Fastball (88) 	Lou Piniella* singled to left. 		3 	1
    1 	2-0 	Fastball (87) 	Doug DeCinces doubled in the right field gap, scoring a run. 		4 	1
    1 	3-2 	Fastball (86) 	Norm Miller* grounded to first. 		4 	1
    2 	1-1 	Fastball (87) 	Randy Hundley* grounded to second. 		4 	1
      	  	  	1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. 	  	4	1
    
    Bottom of the Ninth (Mariners) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Bill Greif on the mound for the Blue Jays. 	Runners 	TOR	SEA
    0 	2-2 	Change (78) 	Joe Morgan* grounded to second. 		4 	1
    1 	1-0 	Fastball (85) 	Roberto Clemente* grounded to second. 		4 	1
    2 	1-2 	Change (78) 	Curt Blefary grounded to short. 		4 	1
      	  	  	BLUE JAYS WIN: 4-1 	  	4	1
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

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    Toronto Blue Jays (1-7) at Seattle Mariners (4-4)
    
    March 9, 1977
      	1 	2 	3 	4 	5 	6 	7 	8 	9 	R 	H 	E
    Blue Jays0 	3 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	1 	4 	11 	0
    Mariners 1 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	1 	11 	1
    	
    
    Top of the First (Blue Jays) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Jim Lonborg on the mound for the Mariners. 	Runners 	TOR	SEA
    0 	3-2 	Fastball (86) 	Jim Nettles struck out. 		0 	0
    1 	3-0 	Fastball (88) 	Frank Ortenzio hit an infield single to third. 		0 	0
      	  	  	The Blue Jays put on the hit and run. 	  	 	 
    1 	1-2 	Curve (73) 	Lou Piniella* popped up to second. 		0 	0
    2 	0-0 	Fastball (85) 	Doug DeCinces grounded to short. 		0 	0
      	  	  	0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. 	  	0	0
    
    Bottom of the First (Mariners) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Mel Behney on the mound for the Blue Jays. 	Runners 	TOR	SEA
    0 	0-1 	Fastball (93) 	Joe Morgan* singled through the left side. 		0 	0
      	  	  	The Mariners put on the hit and run. 	  	 	 
    0 	2-1 	Fastball (90) 	Chris Ward doubled in the right field gap, scoring a run. 		0 	1
    0 	3-0 	Fastball (91) 	Curt Blefary flied out to center. 		0 	1
    1 	3-2 	Fastball (91) 	Willie McCovey flied out to center. 		0 	1
    2 	3-2 	Slurve (81) 	Craig Kusick* popped up behind home plate. 		0 	1
      	  	  	1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. 	  	0	1
    
    Top of the Second (Blue Jays) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Jim Lonborg on the mound for the Mariners. 	Runners 	TOR	SEA
    0 	3-0 	Fastball (87) 	Norm Miller* singled to right. 		0 	1
      	  	  	Norm Miller* went for an extra base and reached second. 		0 	1
    0 	3-1 	Fastball (87) 	Randy Hundley* doubled down the right field line, scoring a run. 		1 	1
    0 	0-1 	Sinker (84) 	Felix Millan* grounded to the pitcher. 		1 	1
    1 	3-1 	Fastball (87) 	Duane Kuiper* walked. 		1 	1
    1 	2-1 	Curve (74) 	Bucky Dent singled to center field, scoring a run. 		2 	1
    1 	3-2 	Fastball (90) 	Jim Nettles walked. 		2 	1
      	  	  	Eddie Solomon came in to pitch for the Mariners. 	  	 	 
    1 	1-1 	Slider (81) 	Frank Ortenzio flied out to right. 		2 	1
      	  	  	Duane Kuiper* tagged up and scored. 		3 	1
      	  	  	Bucky Dent tagged up and reached third. 		3 	1
    2 	1-2 	Fastball (86) 	Lou Piniella* flied out to right. 		3 	1
      	  	  	3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. 	  	3	1
    
    Bottom of the Second (Mariners) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Mel Behney on the mound for the Blue Jays. 	Runners 	TOR	SEA
    0 	2-1 	Fastball (93) 	Earl Williams singled into the left field corner. 		3 	1
    0 	2-0 	Fastball (88) 	Art Howe singled to center. 		3 	1
    0 	0-2 	Fastball (90) 	Chris Speier flied out to left. 		3 	1
    1 	3-1 	Fastball (91) 	Dave Coleman* grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). 		3 	1
      	  	  	0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. 	  	3	1
    
    Top of the Third (Blue Jays) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Eddie Solomon on the mound for the Mariners. 	Runners 	TOR	SEA
    0 	3-1 	Fastball (91) 	Doug DeCinces walked. 		3 	1
    0 	2-1 	Fastball (90) 	Norm Miller* grounded to short, forcing the runner at second. 		3 	1
      	  	  	The Blue Jays put on the hit and run. 	  	 	 
    1 	1-2 	Sidearm Curve (77) 	Randy Hundley* grounded to the second baseman. 		3 	1
    2 	0-2 	Fastball (87) 	Felix Millan* grounded to third. 		3 	1
      	  	  	0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. 	  	3	1
    
    Bottom of the Third (Mariners) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Mel Behney on the mound for the Blue Jays. 	Runners 	TOR	SEA
    0 	1-0 	Fastball (91) 	Joe Morgan* was hit by a pitch. 		3 	1
    0 	2-1 	Fastball (92) 	Chris Ward grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). 		3 	1
    2 	3-2 	Fastball (90) 	Curt Blefary hit an infield single to short. 		3 	1
    2 	0-2 	Change (78) 	Willie McCovey struck out. 		3 	1
      	  	  	0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. 	  	3	1
    
    Top of the Fourth (Blue Jays) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Eddie Solomon on the mound for the Mariners. 	Runners 	TOR	SEA
    0 	1-0 	Fastball (88) 	Duane Kuiper* grounded to the third baseman. 		3 	1
    1 	0-0 	Sidearm Curve (74) 	Bucky Dent singled to center. 		3 	1
    1 	3-2 	Fastball (88) 	Jim Nettles reached first on a fielding error by the second baseman. 		3 	1
    1 	3-2 	Fastball (87) 	Frank Ortenzio grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). 		3 	1
      	  	  	0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 1 left on base. 	  	3	1
    
    Bottom of the Fourth (Mariners) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Mel Behney on the mound for the Blue Jays. 	Runners 	TOR	SEA
    0 	3-2 	Fastball (88) 	Craig Kusick* was hit by a pitch. 		3 	1
    0 	1-2 	Fastball (87) 	Earl Williams grounded back to the pitcher for a double play (1-4-3). 		3 	1
    2 	2-1 	Fastball (90) 	Art Howe grounded to the pitcher. 		3 	1
      	  	  	0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. 	  	3	1
    
    Top of the Fifth (Blue Jays) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Eddie Solomon on the mound for the Mariners. 	Runners 	TOR	SEA
    0 	0-0 	Fastball (88) 	Lou Piniella* grounded to first. 		3 	1
    1 	0-1 	Fastball (88) 	Doug DeCinces grounded to second. 		3 	1
    2 	3-2 	Sidearm Curve (75) 	Norm Miller* flied out to left. 		3 	1
      	  	  	0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. 	  	3	1
    
    Bottom of the Fifth (Mariners) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Mel Behney on the mound for the Blue Jays. 	Runners 	TOR	SEA
    0 	2-2 	Fastball (91) 	Chris Speier struck out. 		3 	1
    1 	3-2 	Fastball (89) 	Dave Coleman* singled to right field. 		3 	1
    1 	3-1 	Fastball (91) 	Joe Morgan* walked. 		3 	1
    1 	3-0 	Fastball (88) 	Chris Ward singled through the left side. 		3 	1
    1 	3-2 	Fastball (92) 	Curt Blefary grounded to short, forcing the runner at home. 		3 	1
    2 	0-1 	Slurve (79) 	Willie McCovey lined out to center. 		3 	1
      	  	  	0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base. 	  	3	1
    
    Top of the Sixth (Blue Jays) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Eddie Solomon on the mound for the Mariners. 	Runners 	TOR	SEA
    0 	3-0 	Fastball (91) 	Randy Hundley* singled to center field. 		3 	1
      	  	  	The Blue Jays put on the hit and run. 	  	 	 
    0 	3-0 	Sidearm Curve (74) 	Felix Millan* walked. 		3 	1
      	  	  	Ray Sadecki came in to pitch for the Mariners. 	  	 	 
    0 	2-2 	Screwball (73) 	Duane Kuiper* struck out. 		3 	1
    1 	0-2 	Hard Curve (76) 	Bucky Dent grounded to second, forcing the runner at second. 		3 	1
    2 	3-2 	Fastball (83) 	Jim Nettles flied out to center field. 		3 	1
      	  	  	0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. 	  	3	1
    
    Bottom of the Sixth (Mariners) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Mel Behney on the mound for the Blue Jays. 	Runners 	TOR	SEA
    0 	0-2 	Fastball (91) 	Craig Kusick* grounded to second. 		3 	1
    1 	0-2 	Change (79) 	Earl Williams singled up the middle. 		3 	1
    1 	1-1 	Fastball (90) 	Art Howe lined out to left. 		3 	1
    2 	1-0 	Change (81) 	Chris Speier grounded to the shortstop. 		3 	1
      	  	  	0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. 	  	3	1
    7th inning stretch - continued next post
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    Spring Training - Match of the Month
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    Toronto Blue Jays (1-7) at Seattle Mariners (4-4)
    
    March 9, 1977
      	1 	2 	3 	4 	5 	6 	7 	8 	9 	R 	H 	E
    BlueJays0 	3 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	1 	4 	11 	0
    Mariners1 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	1 	11 	1
    	
    
    Blue Jays      AB 	H 	BB 	R 	HR 	RBI 	K 	SB 	AVG
    J Nettles CF 	4 	0 	1 	0 	0 	0 	2 	0 	.194
    F Ortenzio 1B 	4 	1 	0 	0 	0 	1 	0 	0 	.310
    L Piniella* LF 	5 	2 	0 	1 	0 	0 	0 	0 	.250
    D DeCinces 3B 	4 	1 	1 	0 	0 	1 	0 	0 	.267
    N Miller* RF 	5 	2 	0 	1 	0 	0 	0 	0 	.281
    R Hundley* C 	5 	2 	0 	1 	0 	1 	1 	0 	.281
    F Millan* DH 	3 	0 	1 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	.200
    D Kuiper* 2B 	3 	1 	1 	1 	0 	0 	1 	0 	.348
    B Dent SS   	3 	2 	0 	0 	0 	1 	0 	0 	.346
    Totals 	       36 	11 	4 	4 	0 	4 	4 	0 	 
    
    2B: Randy Hundley* (3), Doug DeCinces (2), Norm Miller* (4)
    GDP: Frank Ortenzio
    
    DP: Frank Ortenzio 3, Duane Kuiper* 3, Doug DeCinces, Bucky Dent, Mel Behney
    	
    Mariners      AB 	H 	BB 	R 	HR 	RBI 	K 	SB 	AVG
    Joe Morgan* 2B 	3 	2 	1 	1 	0 	0 	0 	0 	.467
    C Ward LF 	3 	2 	0 	0 	0 	1 	0 	0 	.344
    R Clemente* PH 	2 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	.219
    C Blefary RF 	4 	1 	1 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	.227
    W McCovey 1B 	4 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	2 	0 	.200
    C Kusick* DH 	3 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	.333
    E Williams C 	4 	2 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	.269
    A Howe 3B 	4 	1 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	.333
    C Speier SS 	4 	1 	0 	0 	0 	0 	1 	0 	.167
    D Coleman* CF 	4 	2 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	.267
    Totals        	35 	11 	2 	1 	0 	1 	3 	0 	 
    
    2B: Chris Ward (4)
    HBP: Joe Morgan*, Craig Kusick*
    GDP: Earl Williams, Chris Ward, Dave Coleman*
    
    DP: Willie McCovey, Chris Speier, Joe Morgan*
    E: Joe Morgan*
    
    Blue Jays       IP 	H 	BB 	HR 	R 	ER 	K 	PIT 	ERA
    Mel Behney 	6.1 	10 	2 	0 	1 	1 	2 	129 	2.03
    Bill Greif 	2.2 	1 	0 	0 	0 	0 	1 	43 	9.58
    Totals 	        9.0 	11 	2 	0 	1 	1 	3 	172 	 
    	
    Mariners       IP 	H 	BB 	HR 	R 	ER 	K 	PIT 	ERA
    Jim Lonborg 	1.1 	4 	2 	0 	3 	3 	1 	42 	13.50
    Eddie Solomon 	3.2 	2 	2 	0 	0 	0 	0 	58 	1.93
    Ray Sadecki 	3.0 	3 	0 	0 	0 	0 	3 	43 	0.00
    Jerry Cram 	1.0 	2 	0 	0 	1 	1 	0 	21 	1.80
    Totals 	        9.0 	11 	4 	0 	4 	4 	4 	164 	 
    
    WP: Mel Behney (1-1)
    LP: Jim Lonborg (0-1)
    SV: Bill Greif (1)
    	
    Temperature: 81F
    Wind: None (Domed Stadium)
    Attendance: 34,012
    Time: 3:29
    Jays (9-18) finished sixth in the 7-team (Grapefruit) A.L. East - 10 GB of the Red Sox.
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    The Canadian Chronicle

    April 1st 1977

    Sports Talk

    with Al Terego.

    Spring Training News

    During March, the Toronto Blue Jays lost their first 7 games
    along with DH Rico Carty (for a week); RF Bailor (20 days);
    and RP Mike Jackson(13 days); but their most serious casualty was
    SP Alan Foster who is out for a month with a sprained wrist
    (fortunately, on his non-pitching side)

    With Norm Miller (RF) and Felix Millan(DH)
    filling in, the Jays broke the string of losses, appropriately
    enough with a win over their fellow new arrivals, the Seattle
    Mariners which we feature in this newspaper as our first-ever,
    “Match of the Month” for the Toronto Blue Jays.

    The Jays pulled themselves together to win their next
    five games, including a second victory at the Kingdome, thus
    evening-up the 4-game series with their rivals, but their tally
    of 9 wins and 18 losses for the month of March, is hardly encouraging.

    On the brief evidence so far, starting pitchers Jim Merrit and
    Dock Ellis, along with reliever John Morris look to be the best
    of an unpromising bunch of chuckers, whose team ERA of 5.85 was the
    highest in either league. Larry Landreth last season’s Rookie
    of the Year, didn’t get to throw one delivery in March.

    Some bright spots:

    The team’s batting average at .282 was six points above that of the
    American League, which, traditionally is much higher than that of
    the National League, with SS Bucky Dent; 2B Duane Kuiper. and
    LF Lou Piniella all hitting a BA of .300+, while 3B Doug DeCinces,
    notched a couple of home runs, despite a week on the DL.

    The average attendance at Toronto’s Exhibition Stadium averaged more than
    32,000 per game - encouraging figures for meaningless games in a chilly month!

    The Jays finished Spring Training with a better record than that of the Cleveland Indians,
    who have been in the major leagues rather longer - since 1901, in fact.

    As for the other Canadian clubs, Montreal sailed through
    Spring Training, as usual, winning 20 games against 5 losses,
    despite lacking the services of Bob Bailey lost to injury,
    and Lou Brock, gone to Seattle in the Expansion Draft.
    (Lou, regrettably, through injury, was unable to appear against his former
    club during their four-game stint during March).

    John Mayberry, a disappointment last year, filled in most encouragingly
    at first base, with a BA of .375, whilst Walt Williams, playing out of
    position in left field, also performed satisfactorily. for the month, whilst
    Fred Lynn and Rusty Staub continue to astound, hitting eight homers
    apiece during March; Richie Hebner didn’t do so badly either, with five
    dingers.

    The Expos’ pitching, especially sparkled, turning in, as they so often do,
    the best team ERA of the month - a lowly 2.91, although there must be
    concern that they have introduced but little new blood into their bullpen
    during the last few years...those vets can’t keep grinding it out forever!

    Finally, and appropriately, for they were the most dismal of the Canadian
    teams during Spring Training, mention must be made of the Vancouver
    Mounties.

    They boasted only three more victories than the fledgling Jays, and
    they’ve been in the Bigs for much longer. Their batting (.260) is
    anemic, and their team ERA (4.26), while not bad, is above that of the N.L. average.

    They have some notable hitters in Bobby Tolan; Joe Pepitone; and
    Gary Roenicke who don’t seem to have gotten going, yet.

    The Mounties do have one outstanding starting pitcher, Britt Pope a
    seedling long- buried in the Expos’ organization, who blossomed into an
    ERA of 2.90 in almost 50 innings that he pitched in March, whilst their
    relief corps of youngsters was rated fourth in the National League with a
    collective ERA of 2.54.

    So, while the situation could, of course, change drastically during the
    season to come, Canadians, once again must pin their hopes for national
    baseball glory, once again on the almighty Expos...but watch out , Folks,
    for a sleeping giant - the Toronto Blue Jays!
    -30-
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    The Canadian Chronicle

    April 1st 1977

    Sports Talk

    with Al Terego.

    Pre-season gossip

    The Jays have hired Johnny Antonelli as pitching coach to
    their farm club, the Syracuse Sky Chiefs. the former coach
    Sandy McGhee, having served in that capacity, whilst they were still the
    Cooperstown Celebs, retiring, when the team relocated to Syracuse.

    Mr Antonelli, who also served with Gee's New York Mets, as a coach, was a left-handed pitcher for the Braves; Giants; and
    Brewers during the late ‘Forties, and through the 'Fifties, winning many awards, including the Cy Young in 1954.

    The batting coach for the Sky Chiefs is Henry Aaron who, because
    he was under a “personal services” contract to Mr Gee, was able to
    transfer with the former Expos G.M. when he signed on with the Toronto
    franchise, which now owns the Sky Chiefs.

    Mr Antonelli’s “class of students” has been at once enlarged and
    depleted by mass movements of pitchers within the organization,
    the Club moving out players of all categories from the former
    Cooperstown Celebs, to the new farm team the Syracuse Sky Chiefs
    which had already a number of pre- Expansion Draft signings on its books.

    It is our information that newly-appointed Director of player personnel,
    Archie Gee has complained that the Franchise is carrying too many
    “prospects" who have little chance of ascending to the Major League
    Jays, in years to come, and their retention on the books is placing a
    financial burden on the Blue Jays’ organization which is rumoured to be
    already over two million dollars in the red.

    To effect the selling off of this surplus talent, Mr Gee had to overcome
    opposition from his colleagues within the organization, by going over their heads
    to appeal to the Board of Directors which oversees the Franchise...such a ploy is hardly
    hardly likely to endear Our Archie to his current boss, Peter Bavasi, or the man that
    Bavasi wanted for Gee’s present job, Pat Gillick...future relations could be rocky.

    It is this writer’s understanding that Messrs Bavasi and Gillick opposed
    the mass culling,on the grounds of insuring for the future, arguing that
    no team could have too much young talent on its books.

    Perhaps they should count the number of players with Archie’s former
    club, the Montreal Expos - they won four World Championships with a total
    of no more than 59 players to call upon, from both parent and then farm
    club, the Vancouver Mounties.

    Despite of his professed interest in cutting back , Mr Gee,
    himself , completed a deal whereby he obtains three players for two of
    his own

    He dickered with the Chicago Cubs to obtain their third baseman, Ron
    Santo, along with catcher Steve Swisher; and relief pitcher, Ed Sprague, for the Sky Chief’s
    SP Joe Sparma, and RF Champ Summers, and it seems that the Jays’
    newest employee (along with his wife Pat Appleton-Gee, who has been
    hired as their P.R.O.), is already living up to his reputation, as a shrewd
    baseball horse-trader.

    Santo addresses the current shortage of sure-handed third basemen currently
    employed by Toronto, and, even at the age of 37, can still produce runs.

    Swisher, still a light-hitting rookie at age 26, fills Mr Gee’s need for a backstop
    who will be a good handler of his younger pitchers, and Sprague is a
    useful throw-in since Our Archie is notorious for neglecting the category
    of relief pitching, when drafting or trading, consequently,
    any organization that Gee works for, is usually short of firemen.

    Joe Sparma is a 35 year-old starter with his best pitching years behind him, and highly expendable, in view of the number of his younger colleagues who are presently at Gee’s beck, in his capacity of Director of player personnel, while Champ Summers is a seldom -used right fielder, also a little long in the tooth (30), as a rookie.

    The aforementioned Vancouver Mounties team, of course, so lately a mere affiliate
    of the Montreal Expos, is now a fully -fledged National League club operating under
    the ownership of a Vancouver conglomerate, Nat Bailey Enterprises,Ltd.

    This was another of Mr Gee’s achievements, in brokering the deal between
    that organization, and the Bronfman family, to the satisfaction of both parties.

    The Bronfman’s in particular, shoud be very grateful to Gee - apart from this particular, no doubt, profitable, transaction, it is estimated that the Montreal franchise’s coffers swelled to the tune of over 22 million dollars during his eight-year tenure as its General Manager.

    It is to be hoped that Archibald Gee can do something similar for the present money-strapped Toronto Blue Jays.
    -30-
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    Top of the Seventh (Orioles) Score
    Outs Count Pitch (MPH) Bill Hands* on the mound for the Blue Jays. Runners BAL TOR
    0 3-2 Two-Seamer (84) Horace Clarke dribbled weakly to the catcher. 4 6
    1 3-0 Two-Seamer (81) Paul Blair walked. 4 6
    1 2-2 Curve (72) Tony Oliva grounded to the pitcher. 4 6
    2 3-0 Two-Seamer (85) John Wockenfuss was intentionally walked. 4 6
    John Morris came in to pitch for the Blue Jays.
    2 0-0 Fastball (86) Rich Reese grounded to third. 4 6
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. 4 6

    Bottom of the Seventh (Blue Jays) Score
    Outs Count Pitch (MPH) Mike Marshall came in to pitch for the Orioles. Runners BAL TOR
    0 0-2 Screwball (72) Doug DeCinces singled through the left side. 4 6
    0 3-1 Fastball (89) Norm Miller* grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). 4 6
    2 0-2 Fastball (85) Randy Hundley* grounded to second. 4 6
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. 4 6

    Top of the Eighth (Orioles) Score
    Outs Count Pitch (MPH) John Morris on the mound for the Blue Jays. Runners BAL TOR
    0 2-2 Fastball (87) Bill Madlock grounded to the pitcher. 4 6
    1 1-1 Fastball (85) Gary Martz grounded to third. 4 6
    2 3-1 Fastball (87) Davey Johnson grounded to short. 4 6
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. 4 6

    Bottom of the Eighth (Blue Jays) Score
    Outs Count Pitch (MPH) Mike Marshall on the mound for the Orioles. Runners BAL TOR
    0 0-1 Fastball (86) Bernie Allen doubled in the right field gap. 4 6
    0 1-2 Screwball (73) Felix Millan* grounded to the third baseman. 4 6
    1 1-1 Fastball (86) Bucky Dent grounded to short. 4 6
    2 3-0 Fastball (86) Jim Nettles singled to right field, scoring a run. 4 7
    2 1-0 Fastball (85) Frank Ortenzio popped up to short. 4 7
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. 4 7

    Top of the Ninth (Orioles) Score
    Outs Count Pitch (MPH) John Morris on the mound for the Blue Jays. Runners BAL TOR
    0 3-1 Fastball (87) Larry Bowa walked. 4 7
    0 1-1 Fastball (89) Horace Clarke singled through the right side. 4 7
    0 0-2 Curve (75) Paul Blair struck out. 4 7
    1 1-2 Curve (76) Tony Oliva grounded to first. 4 7
    2 3-0 Fastball (85) John Wockenfuss was intentionally walked. 4 7
    Floyd Weaver came in to pitch for the Blue Jays.
    2 0-1 Four-Seamer (82) Rich Reese singled up the middle for two RBIs. 6 7
    Floyd Weaver threw a wild pitch. 6 7
    2 3-0 Four-Seamer (84) Bill Madlock was intentionally walked. 6 7
    Skip James pinch hit for Gary Martz.
    2 3-1 Four-Seamer (84) Skip James doubled to center for two RBIs. 8 7
    2 3-0 Fastball (83) Davey Johnson was intentionally walked. 8 7
    2 2-1 Four-Seamer (85) Larry Bowa grounded to the shortstop. 8 7
    4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base. 8 7

    Bottom of the Ninth (Blue Jays) Score
    Outs Count Pitch (MPH) Daryl Patterson came in to pitch for the Orioles. Runners BAL TOR
    Tommy Davis came in to play Left Field.
    0 2-0 Fastball (87) Lou Piniella* singled to right. 8 7
    0 0-2 Curve (74) Doug DeCinces singled to left. 8 7
    Daryl Patterson threw a wild pitch. 8 7
    0 3-2 Curve (75) Norm Miller* struck out. 8 7
    The Orioles brought the infield in.
    1 1-0 Fastball (88) Randy Hundley* grounded to the third baseman. The lead runner was tagged out at home. 8 7
    Daryl Patterson threw a wild pitch - a run scored. 8 8
    2 2-1 Fastball (86) Bernie Allen grounded to second. 8 8
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. 8 8

    Top of the Tenth (Orioles) Score
    Outs Count Pitch (MPH) Floyd Weaver on the mound for the Blue Jays. Runners BAL TOR
    0 3-0 Four-Seamer (84) Horace Clarke singled up the middle. 8 8
    0 1-1 Four-Seamer (83) Paul Blair laid down a sacrifice bunt to third. 8 8
    1 3-0 Four-Seamer (81) Tony Oliva was intentionally walked. 8 8
    1 3-0 Four-Seamer (82) John Wockenfuss singled to left field, scoring a run. 9 8
    1 2-1 Change (75) Rich Reese was hit by a pitch. 9 8
    1 3-1 Four-Seamer (83) Bill Madlock homered to right-center for a grand slam. 13 8
    1 0-2 Curve (71) Tommy Davis grounded to first. 13 8
    2 3-2 Curve (72) Davey Johnson doubled to right-center. 13 8
    Al Fitzmorris* came in to pitch for the Blue Jays.
    2 2-1 Slider (79) Larry Bowa reached second on a throwing error by the pitcher - a run scored. 14 8
    2 1-0 Fastball (87) Horace Clarke grounded to short. 14 8
    6 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base. 14 8

    Bottom of the Tenth (Blue Jays) Score
    Outs Count Pitch (MPH) Daryl Patterson on the mound for the Orioles. Runners BAL TOR
    0 1-1 Fastball (82) Felix Millan* singled down the third base line. 14 8
    0 1-1 Fastball (82) Felix Millan* advanced on the error by Tommy Davis. 14 8
    Daryl Patterson threw a wild pitch. 14 8
    0 1-1 Fastball (82) Bucky Dent doubled down the left field line, scoring a run. 14 9
    0 3-2 Curve (71) Jim Nettles reached first on a fielding error by the second baseman. 14 9
    0 1-1 Fastball (85) Frank Ortenzio grounded to third. 14 9
    1 0-1 Forkball (79) Lou Piniella* doubled to deep right field for two RBIs. 14 11
    Dyar Miller came in to pitch for the Orioles.
    1 2-2 Screwball (75) Doug DeCinces flied out to center. 14 11
    2 2-2 Screwball (73) Norm Miller* singled to center, scoring a run. 14 12
    Norm Miller* took second on defensive indifference. 14 12
    Dave Rader* pinch hit for Randy Hundley*.
    2 0-0 Fastball (88) Dave Rader* doubled down the right field line, scoring a run. 14 13
    Roy White* pinch ran for Dave Rader*.
    2 3-2 Fastball (91) Bernie Allen doubled in the right field gap, scoring a run. 14 14
    2 1-0 Fastball (89) Felix Millan* flied out to left field. 14 14
    6 runs, 6 hits, 2 errors, and 1 left on base. 14 14

    Top of the Eleventh (Orioles) Score
    Outs Count Pitch (MPH) Al Fitzmorris* on the mound for the Blue Jays. Runners BAL TOR
    Wayne Nordhagen came in to play Catcher.
    0 1-1 Slider (80) Paul Blair grounded to first. 14 14
    1 1-1 Fastball (86) Tony Oliva grounded to the pitcher. 14 14
    2 3-2 Fastball (89) John Wockenfuss walked. 14 14
    John Wockenfuss was caught stealing second. 14 14
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. 14 14

    Bottom of the Eleventh (Blue Jays) Score
    Outs Count Pitch (MPH) Jim Willoughby came in to pitch for the Orioles. Runners BAL TOR
    0 3-0 Fastball (87) Bucky Dent walked. 14 14
    0 3-1 Fastball (90) Jim Nettles laid down a sacrifice bunt to first. 14 14
    1 1-2 Fastball (89) Frank Ortenzio singled to left, scoring a run. 14 15
    BLUE JAYS WIN: 15-14 14 16
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    Re: Odyssey of a G.M. - the time in Toronto.

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    Baltimore Orioles (4-12) at Toronto Blue Jays (9-7)
    
    April 18, 1977
      	1 	2 	3 	4 	5 	6 	7 	8 	9 	10 	11 	R 	H 	E
    Orioles0 	0 	0 	2 	2 	0 	0 	0 	4 	6 	0 	14 	14 	3
    BlueJays0 	0 	0 	1 	3 	2 	0 	1 	1 	6 	1 	15 	22 	2
    	
    
    Top of the First (Orioles) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Bill Hands* on the mound for the Blue Jays. 	Runners 	BAL	TOR
    0 	1-2 	Slider (80) 	Larry Bowa struck out. 		0 	0
    1 	2-2 	Slider (81) 	Horace Clarke grounded to the pitcher. 		0 	0
    2 	1-2 	Slider (78) 	Paul Blair grounded to the second baseman. 		0 	0
      	  	  	0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. 	  	0	0
    
    Bottom of the First (Blue Jays) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Tom Phoebus on the mound for the Orioles. 	Runners 	BAL	TOR
    0 	0-2 	Fastball (86) 	Jim Nettles grounded to short. 		0 	0
    1 	2-1 	Fastball (86) 	Frank Ortenzio doubled in the right field gap. 		0 	0
    1 	0-1 	Curve (75) 	Lou Piniella* lined out to third. 		0 	0
    2 	1-2 	Fastball (87) 	Doug DeCinces struck out. 		0 	0
      	  	  	0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. 	  	0	0
    
    Top of the Second (Orioles) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Bill Hands* on the mound for the Blue Jays. 	Runners 	BAL	TOR
    0 	1-1 	Slider (78) 	Tony Oliva grounded to first. 		0 	0
    1 	0-2 	Two-Seamer (83) 	John Wockenfuss popped up to short. 		0 	0
    2 	3-0 	Two-Seamer (83) 	Rich Reese doubled in the right field gap. 		0 	0
    2 	0-2 	Curve (74) 	Bill Madlock struck out. 		0 	0
      	  	  	0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. 	  	0	0
    
    Bottom of the Second (Blue Jays) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Tom Phoebus on the mound for the Orioles. 	Runners 	BAL	TOR
    0 	3-2 	Curve (71) 	Norm Miller* grounded to short. 		0 	0
    1 	3-0 	Fastball (87) 	Randy Hundley* grounded to the third baseman. 		0 	0
    2 	1-0 	Fastball (88) 	Bernie Allen popped up to second. 		0 	0
      	  	  	0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. 	  	0	0
    
    Top of the Third (Orioles) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Bill Hands* on the mound for the Blue Jays. 	Runners 	BAL	TOR
    0 	2-1 	Two-Seamer (80) 	Gary Martz grounded to second. 		0 	0
    1 	1-2 	Slider (75) 	Davey Johnson grounded to the shortstop. 		0 	0
    2 	0-2 	Two-Seamer (84) 	Larry Bowa lined out to center. 		0 	0
      	  	  	0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. 	  	0	0
    
    Bottom of the Third (Blue Jays) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Tom Phoebus on the mound for the Orioles. 	Runners 	BAL	TOR
    0 	2-1 	Curve (73) 	Felix Millan* grounded to the second baseman. 		0 	0
    1 	1-1 	Fastball (86) 	Bucky Dent grounded to short. 		0 	0
    2 	1-1 	Fastball (86) 	Jim Nettles flied out to left. 		0 	0
      	  	  	0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. 	  	0	0
    
    Top of the Fourth (Orioles) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Bill Hands* on the mound for the Blue Jays. 	Runners 	BAL	TOR
    0 	3-1 	Two-Seamer (82) 	Horace Clarke singled to left. 		0 	0
    0 	3-2 	Two-Seamer (82) 	Paul Blair walked. 		0 	0
    0 	2-0 	Two-Seamer (86) 	Tony Oliva hit an infield single to short. 		0 	0
    0 	2-2 	Two-Seamer (80) 	John Wockenfuss grounded to the pitcher, scoring a run. 		1 	0
    1 	1-1 	Two-Seamer (80) 	Rich Reese grounded to second, scoring a run. 		2 	0
    2 	1-1 	Slider (78) 	Bill Madlock was hit by a pitch. 		2 	0
    2 	3-1 	Slider (78) 	Gary Martz walked. 		2 	0
    2 	1-2 	Curve (76) 	Davey Johnson grounded to first base. 		2 	0
      	  	  	2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base. 	  	2	0
    
    Bottom of the Fourth (Blue Jays) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Tom Phoebus on the mound for the Orioles. 	Runners 	BAL	TOR
    0 	3-1 	Fastball (85) 	Frank Ortenzio singled to center. 		2 	0
      	  	  	The Blue Jays put on the hit and run. 	  	 	 
    0 	1-0 	Fastball (85) 	Lou Piniella* grounded to short. 		2 	0
    1 	3-2 	Fastball (88) 	Doug DeCinces doubled down the left field line, scoring a run. 		2 	1
    1 	3-2 	Fastball (88) 	Norm Miller* grounded to first. 		2 	1
    2 	1-2 	Curve (76) 	Randy Hundley* struck out. 		2 	1
      	  	  	1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. 	  	2	1
    
    Top of the Fifth (Orioles) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Bill Hands* on the mound for the Blue Jays. 	Runners 	BAL	TOR
    0 	0-0 	Two-Seamer (80) 	Larry Bowa singled to left. 		2 	1
      	  	  	Larry Bowa was caught stealing second. 		2 	1
    1 	3-1 	Two-Seamer (85) 	Horace Clarke doubled to deep left field. 		2 	1
      	  	  	Randy Hundley* allowed a passed ball. 		2 	1
      	  	  	The Blue Jays brought the infield in. 	  	 	 
    1 	0-2 	Curve (72) 	Paul Blair struck out. 		2 	1
    2 	3-0 	Curve (74) 	Tony Oliva was intentionally walked. 		2 	1
    2 	2-2 	Slider (78) 	John Wockenfuss reached first on a fielding error by the second baseman - a run scored. 		3 	1
    2 	2-0 	Slider (78) 	Rich Reese singled to center, scoring a run. 		4 	1
    2 	0-0 	Two-Seamer (85) 	Bill Madlock grounded to third. 		4 	1
      	  	  	2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base. 	  	4	1
    
    Bottom of the Fifth (Blue Jays) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Tom Phoebus on the mound for the Orioles. 	Runners 	BAL	TOR
    0 	0-2 	Curve (73) 	Bernie Allen grounded to short. 		4 	1
    1 	0-1 	Fastball (87) 	Felix Millan* doubled into the right field corner. 		4 	1
    1 	1-1 	Curve (76) 	Bucky Dent singled to right, scoring a run. 		4 	2
    1 	0-2 	Fastball (89) 	Jim Nettles reached first on a throwing error by the catcher. 		4 	2
    1 	3-2 	Fastball (86) 	Frank Ortenzio grounded to short, forcing the runner at second. 		4 	2
    2 	2-1 	Fastball (84) 	Lou Piniella* singled up the middle, scoring a run. 		4 	3
    2 	2-1 	Curve (77) 	Doug DeCinces singled up the middle, scoring a run. 		4 	4
      	  	  	Lou Piniella* went for an extra base and reached third. 		4 	4
      	  	  	Erskine Thomason came in to pitch for the Orioles. 	  	 	 
    2 	3-1 	Fastball (89) 	Norm Miller* walked. 		4 	4
    2 	1-2 	Two-Seamer (85) 	Randy Hundley* struck out. 		4 	4
      	  	  	3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, and 3 left on base. 	  	4	4
    
    Top of the Sixth (Orioles) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Bill Hands* on the mound for the Blue Jays. 	Runners 	BAL	TOR
    0 	3-1 	Two-Seamer (83) 	Gary Martz doubled down the right field line. 		4 	4
    0 	1-2 	Curve (72) 	Davey Johnson grounded to the shortstop. 		4 	4
      	  	  	Gary Martz was caught stealing third. 		4 	4
    2 	2-2 	Curve (72) 	Larry Bowa popped up to third. 		4 	4
      	  	  	0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. 	  	4	4
    
    Bottom of the Sixth (Blue Jays) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Erskine Thomason on the mound for the Orioles. 	Runners 	BAL	TOR
    0 	0-1 	Two-Seamer (82) 	Bernie Allen doubled down the right field line. 		4 	4
    0 	2-0 	Curve (76) 	Felix Millan* singled to center, scoring a run. 		4 	5
      	  	  	The Blue Jays put on the hit and run. 	  	 	 
    0 	1-1 	Fastball (88) 	Bucky Dent grounded to the pitcher. 		4 	5
    1 	1-2 	Fastball (89) 	Jim Nettles grounded to the second baseman. 		4 	5
    2 	3-1 	Fastball (87) 	Frank Ortenzio doubled down the left field line, scoring a run. 		4 	6
    2 	0-1 	Curve (73) 	Lou Piniella* grounded to first. 		4 	6
      	  	  	2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. 	  	4	6
    7th inning stretch- continued next post
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    Re: Odyssey of a G.M. - the time in Toronto.

    Match of the Month
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    Baltimore Orioles (4-12) at Toronto Blue Jays (9-7)
    
    April 18, 1977
      	1 	2 	3 	4 	5 	6 	7 	8 	9 	10 	11 	R 	H 	E
    Orioles0 	0 	0 	2 	2 	0 	0 	0 	4 	6 	0 	14 	14 	3
    BlueJays     0    0 	1 	3 	2 	0 	1 	1 	6 	1 	15 	22 	2
    	
    
    Orioles 	AB 	H 	BB 	R 	HR 	RBI 	K 	SB 	AVG
    L Bowa SS 	6 	1 	1 	1 	0 	0 	1 	0 	.264
    H Clarke 2B 	7 	4 	0 	4 	0 	0 	0 	0 	.326
    P Blair CF 	4 	0 	2 	1 	0 	0 	2 	0 	.317
    T Oliva RF 	5 	1 	2 	2 	0 	0 	0 	0 	.175
    J Wcknfuss C 	4 	1 	3 	2 	0 	2 	0 	0 	.203
    R Reese 1B 	5 	3 	0 	2 	0 	4 	0 	0 	.306
    B Madlock 3B 	4 	1 	1 	1 	1 	4 	1 	0 	.185
    G Martz LF 	3 	1 	1 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	.341
    S James PH 	1 	1 	0 	0 	0 	2 	0 	0 	.244
    T Davis LF 	1 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	.000
    D Johnson DH 	5 	1 	1 	1 	0 	0 	0 	0 	.228
    Totals 	45 	14 	11 	14 	1 	12 	4 	0 	 
    
    2B: Rich Reese (3), Davey Johnson (3), Gary Martz (1), Horace Clarke (1), Skip James (1)
    HR: Bill Madlock (1)
    HBP: Rich Reese, Bill Madlock
    CS: John Wockenfuss, Larry Bowa, Gary Martz
    
    DP: Rich Reese, Larry Bowa, Horace Clarke
    E: John Wockenfuss, Horace Clarke, Tommy Davis
    	
    Blue Jays 	      AB 	H 	BB 	R 	HR 	RBI 	K 	SB 	AVG
    J Nettles CF 	6 	1 	0 	1 	0 	1 	0 	0 	.288
    F Ortenzio 1B 	7 	4 	0 	2 	0 	2 	0 	0 	.354
    L Piniella* LF 	6 	3 	0 	1 	0 	3 	0 	0 	.250
    D DeCinces 3B 	6 	4 	0 	1 	0 	2 	1 	0 	.313
    N Miller* RF 	5 	1 	1 	1 	0 	1 	1 	0 	.220
    R Hundley* C 	5 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	2 	0 	.216
    D Rader* PH 	1 	1 	0 	0 	0 	1 	0 	0 	.556
    R White* PR 	0 	0 	0 	1 	0 	0 	0 	0 	.500
    W Nordhagen C 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	.211
    B Allen DH 	6 	3 	0 	2 	0 	1 	0 	0 	.333
    F Millan* 2B 	6 	3 	0 	3 	0 	1 	0 	0 	.346
    B Dent SS 	5 	2 	1 	3 	0 	2 	0 	0 	.321
    Totals        	53 	22 	2 	15 	0 	14 	4 	0 	 
    
    2B: Frank Ortenzio 2 (7), Felix Millan* (5), Doug DeCinces (6), Bucky Dent (8), Lou Piniella* (3), Dave Rader* (2), Bernie Allen 3 (3)
    GDP: Norm Miller*
    
    E: Felix Millan*, Al Fitzmorris*
    
    Orioles 	         IP 	H 	BB 	HR 	R 	ER 	K 	PIT 	ERA
    Tom Phoebus 	4.2 	7 	0 	0 	4 	2 	2 	90 	7.20
    E Thomason 	1.1 	3 	1 	0 	2 	2 	1 	28 	7.00
    Mike Marshall 	2.0 	3 	0 	0 	1 	1 	0 	27 	3.52
    Daryl Patterson 	1.1 	5 	0 	0 	5 	3 	1 	40 	14.09
    Dyar Miller 	0.2 	3 	0 	0 	2 	0 	0 	19 	0.00
    J Willoughby 	0.1 	1 	1 	0 	1 	1 	0 	13 	3.18
    Totals        	10.1 	22 	2 	0 	15 	9 	4 	217 	 
    	
    Blue Jays 	        IP 	H 	BB 	HR 	R 	ER 	K 	PIT 	ERA
    Bill Hands* 	6.2 	7 	5 	0 	4 	2 	3 	135 	3.21
    John Morris 	2.0 	1 	2 	0 	3 	3 	1 	34 	9.00
    Floyd Weaver 	1.0 	6 	3 	1 	7 	6 	0 	53 	9.72
    Al Fitzmorris* 	1.1 	0 	1 	0 	0 	0 	0 	20 	9.31
    Totals 	        11.0 	14 	11 	1 	14 	11 	4 	242 	 
    
    WP: Al Fitzmorris* (1-0)
    LP: Jim Willoughby (0-1)
    	
    Temperature: 78F
    Wind: 5 MPH (in from center)
    Attendance: 32,675
    Time: 4:42
    Jays (14-13) are 4th in the AL East.4 GB of the Bosox
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    Re: Odyssey of a G.M. - the time in Toronto.

    The Canadian Chronicle

    May 1st 1977

    Sports Talk

    with Al Terego.

    Canadian team roundup

    April was a happy month for Canadian baseball fans...all of their
    teams did relatively well; Torontonians, especially, must have been
    overjoyed when their team exceeded all expectations by actually posting
    a winning month (14-13).

    That they did so much better than their Spring Training form suggested
    could be attributed to the fact that their bats were busy in April.

    Their team BA of .285 for the month was the highest in either league,
    Doug DeCinces being the most prominent hitter with his five home runs,
    and batting average of .303, but he had lots of support, Frank Ortenzio;
    Lou Piniella; Felix Millan; and Bucky Dent proving solid against both right
    and left-handed pitching.

    Rico Carty was like a house afire for the first five games, registering a
    BA of .412; an OBA of .500; and a whopping 1,029 OPS, before he strained his
    wrist, putting him on the DL for the remainder of the month, but Bernie
    Allen filled in for him most capably.

    If the Jays pitching had been in the same class, Toronto might well be
    higher than fourth in the American League East just four games behind
    the ever-omnipotent Red Sox, but, sadly,r the only worse team ERA than theirs,
    was that of their rivals, Seattle whose team ERA of .564 was higher than their own 4.84, in all divisions.

    But even here, there was promise; Bill Hands; Dock Ellis; and Larry Gura
    all won more games than they lost, each with a respectable ERA of 3.something. and
    Bob Locker looks to be an effective closer with 3 saves at a cost of 2.00.

    The Vancouver Mounties were another pleasant surprise, belying their
    pre-season performance by posting a winning record of 15-13 in April which
    positioned them a mere game behind their Western Division leaders,
    the Atlanta Braves; the Mounties’ success lay in a nice balance of hitting; pitching;
    and fielding, with Tom Kelly; Merv Rettenmund; Reggie Jackson;
    and Mickey Stanley being prominent in the former; Britt Pope and
    Gary Gentry pitching well; and the fielders, generally error-free.

    Even the lowly Syracuse Sky Chiefs the farm club of the Jays, labouring
    against the big-leaguers, got into the act, their record of eleven wins during
    the month equallng that of the Giants; Orioles; Indians; and Chisox, and
    bettering those of the Padres; Astros; Athletics, and Toronto’s fellow -travelers,
    the Mariners who could claim a mere seven victories during the month

    Archie Gee must be salivating over the statistics of DH Mike Epstein
    (9 homers during the month; and Mike Jorgensen (BA .304; OBA .407);
    but it is the steady pitching of Brian Tucker; Chris Knapp;
    Doug Konieczny; and Tom Murphy; that he must look to, to replace
    some of the under-achievers on the Jays’ pitching staff.

    The Montreal Expos, in fact, were the only Canadian team who failed to improve upon
    their Spring Training performance; all that they did was to repeat it!

    The Expos scored a breath-taking 21 wins out of 26 games, placing them far ahead in the
    National League East, by 6.5 games over their nearest rivals, Philadelphia.

    Even the absence of Brock - who is now with the Mariners, the one
    bright light in their line-up with his .365 BA; .411 OBA; 3 homers;
    and 6 stolen bases - and the oft-injured Staub could not diminish the
    Expos’ hitting, with Lynn; Hebner; and Sizemore; as productive as ever,
    while the newly regular chums of Wally Wiilliams and Garry Jedstadt
    adequately filled the gaps in their line-up.

    As for the pitching, Rogers and Ruthven with four wins each, already
    are on course for that elusive 20-win season, given that Pete Kavarana
    that laid-back one, is now fully in charge, and has appointed as his field
    manager, Dick Williams, a coach noted for his willingness to let his
    starters pitch themselves into the ground.

    Nielson and Krause also look to have good seasons, as will Tom Hall, now that he is
    off the D.L.

    All in all then, the baseball outlook is bright up here in cold old Canada.
    Our baseball teams may make us all forget about ice-hockey - for a while.
    -30-
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    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    Re: Odyssey of a G.M. - the time in Toronto.

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    Seattle Mariners (8-24) at Toronto Blue Jays (18-15)
    
    May 7, 1977
      	1 	2 	3 	4 	5 	6 	7 	8 	9 	R 	H 	E
    Mariners0 	0 	0 	1 	0 	0 	0 	0 	1 	2 	8 	1
    Blue Jays0 	0 	3 	1 	2 	0 	2 	0 	x 	8 	13 	0
    	
    
    Top of the First (Mariners) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Larry Gura* on the mound for the Blue Jays. 	Runners 	SEA	TOR
    0 	2-0 	Curve (77) 	Joe Morgan* doubled to center. 		0 	0
    0 	3-2 	Fastball (87) 	Dave Cripe* lined out to third. 		0 	0
    1 	2-2 	Curve (74) 	Lou Brock grounded to short. 		0 	0
    2 	2-2 	Change (74) 	Willie McCovey grounded to second. 		0 	0
      	  	  	0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. 	  	0	0
    
    Bottom of the First (Blue Jays) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Vern Ruhle on the mound for the Mariners. 	Runners 	SEA	TOR
    0 	2-2 	Sinker (84) 	Bob Kocher reached first on a fielding error by the catcher. 		0 	0
      	  	  	The Blue Jays put on the hit and run. 	  	 	 
    0 	1-2 	Slider (81) 	Frank Ortenzio grounded to first. 		0 	0
    1 	0-2 	Sinker (80) 	Lou Piniella* popped up foul down the third base line. 		0 	0
    2 	3-2 	Slider (82) 	Steve Ontiveros* popped up to first base. 		0 	0
      	  	  	0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base. 	  	0	0
    
    Top of the Second (Mariners) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Larry Gura* on the mound for the Blue Jays. 	Runners 	SEA	TOR
    0 	2-1 	Curve (77) 	Roberto Clemente* grounded to third. 		0 	0
    1 	1-2 	Curve (76) 	Vern Fuller struck out. 		0 	0
    2 	0-2 	Slider (81) 	Steve Brye grounded to first. 		0 	0
      	  	  	0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. 	  	0	0
    
    Bottom of the Second (Blue Jays) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Vern Ruhle on the mound for the Mariners. 	Runners 	SEA	TOR
    0 	0-0 	Sinker (83) 	Wayne Nordhagen grounded to first. 		0 	0
    1 	3-0 	Sinker (83) 	Rico Carty* flied out to left field. 		0 	0
    2 	0-2 	Sinker (82) 	Dave Rader* popped up to short. 		0 	0
      	  	  	0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. 	  	0	0
    
    Top of the Third (Mariners) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Larry Gura* on the mound for the Blue Jays. 	Runners 	SEA	TOR
    0 	0-2 	Fastball (86) 	Manny Sanguillen grounded to short. 		0 	0
    1 	3-1 	Fastball (84) 	Craig Reynolds* singled to right. 		0 	0
    1 	0-2 	Curve (74) 	Joe Morgan* grounded to third, forcing the runner at second. 		0 	0
    2 	1-1 	Curve (72) 	Dave Cripe* grounded to third. 		0 	0
      	  	  	0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. 	  	0	0
    
    Bottom of the Third (Blue Jays) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Vern Ruhle on the mound for the Mariners. 	Runners 	SEA	TOR
    0 	1-1 	Sinker (83) 	Felix Millan* singled to short left-center. 		0 	0
      	  	  	The Blue Jays put on the hit and run. 	  	 	 
    0 	2-2 	Sinker (84) 	Bucky Dent popped up to first. 		0 	0
    1 	1-1 	Sinker (80) 	Bob Kocher popped up to third. 		0 	0
    2 	2-2 	Sinker (82) 	Frank Ortenzio singled to short right-center, advancing the runner to third. 		0 	0
    2 	3-0 	Sinker (83) 	Lou Piniella* walked. 		0 	0
    2 	3-2 	Sinker (85) 	Steve Ontiveros* walked, scoring a run. 		0 	1
    2 	0-0 	Sinker (85) 	Wayne Nordhagen singled down the left field line for two RBIs. 		0 	3
      	  	  	Todd Rivett came in to pitch for the Mariners. 	  	 	 
    2 	3-2 	Fastball (89) 	Rico Carty* struck out. 		0 	3
      	  	  	3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. 	  	0	3
    
    Top of the Fourth (Mariners) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Larry Gura* on the mound for the Blue Jays. 	Runners 	SEA	TOR
    0 	0-0 	Curve (74) 	Lou Brock singled to center. 		0 	3
    0 	1-2 	Fastball (89) 	Willie McCovey grounded to second. 		0 	3
    1 	1-2 	Slider (82) 	Roberto Clemente* grounded to second. 		0 	3
    2 	3-1 	Change (75) 	Vern Fuller singled through the right side, scoring a run. 		1 	3
    2 	0-2 	Fastball (88) 	Steve Brye grounded to third. 		1 	3
      	  	  	1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. 	  	1	3
    
    Bottom of the Fourth (Blue Jays) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Todd Rivett on the mound for the Mariners. 	Runners 	SEA	TOR
    0 	3-1 	Fastball (88) 	Dave Rader* singled through the right side. 		1 	3
      	  	  	The Blue Jays put on the hit and run. 	  	 	 
    0 	1-2 	Curve (79) 	Felix Millan* grounded to the second baseman. 		1 	3
    1 	0-2 	Fastball (91) 	Bucky Dent grounded to third. 		1 	3
    2 	2-0 	Fastball (92) 	Bob Kocher singled to center, scoring a run. 		1 	4
    2 	2-2 	Fastball (91) 	Frank Ortenzio flied out to center. 		1 	4
      	  	  	1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. 	  	1	4
    
    Top of the Fifth (Mariners) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Larry Gura* on the mound for the Blue Jays. 	Runners 	SEA	TOR
    0 	0-1 	Change (78) 	Manny Sanguillen grounded to the third baseman. 		1 	4
    1 	2-1 	Slider (81) 	Craig Reynolds* grounded back to the pitcher. 		1 	4
    2 	0-2 	Slider (80) 	Joe Morgan* grounded to third. 		1 	4
      	  	  	0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. 	  	1	4
    
    Bottom of the Fifth (Blue Jays) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Luis Tiant* came in to pitch for the Mariners. 	Runners 	SEA	TOR
    0 	1-0 	Palmball (76) 	Lou Piniella* hit an infield single to second. 		1 	4
      	  	  	The Blue Jays put on the hit and run. 	  	 	 
    0 	3-2 	Fastball (91) 	Steve Ontiveros* singled into the left field corner, advancing the runner to third. 		1 	4
    0 	0-2 	Fastball (89) 	Wayne Nordhagen flied out to center. 		1 	4
      	  	  	Lou Piniella* tagged up and scored. 		1 	5
      	  	  	The Blue Jays put on the hit and run. 	  	 	 
    1 	3-1 	Fastball (89) 	Rico Carty* singled to left. 		1 	5
    1 	3-0 	Fastball (87) 	Dave Rader* singled back through the middle. 		1 	5
      	  	  	Doug DeCinces pinch hit for Felix Millan*. 	  	 	 
    1 	3-2 	Fastball (88) 	Doug DeCinces walked, scoring a run. 		1 	6
    1 	1-2 	Curve (77) 	Bucky Dent grounded to the second baseman for a double play (4-6-1). 		1 	6
      	  	  	2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. 	  	1	6
    
    Top of the Sixth (Mariners) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Larry Gura* on the mound for the Blue Jays. 	Runners 	SEA	TOR
      	  	  	Dave Cash* came in to play Second Base. 	  	 	 
    0 	2-1 	Slider (76) 	Dave Cripe* singled through the right side. 		1 	6
    0 	0-2 	Slider (82) 	Lou Brock struck out. 		1 	6
    1 	3-2 	Fastball (89) 	Willie McCovey walked. 		1 	6
    1 	2-2 	Curve (77) 	Roberto Clemente* struck out. 		1 	6
    2 	2-2 	Change (75) 	Vern Fuller struck out. 		1 	6
      	  	  	0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. 	  	1	6
    
    Bottom of the Sixth (Blue Jays) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Luis Tiant* on the mound for the Mariners. 	Runners 	SEA	TOR
    0 	1-0 	Fastball (90) 	Bob Kocher grounded to the pitcher. 		1 	6
    1 	0-1 	Fastball (90) 	Frank Ortenzio grounded to the pitcher. 		1 	6
    2 	1-2 	Slider (83) 	Lou Piniella* flied out to right. 		1 	6
      	  	  	0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. 	  	1	6
    
    Top of the Seventh (Mariners) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Larry Gura* on the mound for the Blue Jays. 	Runners 	SEA	TOR
    0 	3-2 	Fastball (87) 	Steve Brye grounded to the second baseman. 		1 	6
    1 	1-1 	Curve (76) 	Manny Sanguillen grounded to third. 		1 	6
    2 	3-1 	Curve (77) 	Craig Reynolds* singled to center. 		1 	6
    2 	2-2 	Slider (79) 	Joe Morgan* struck out. 		1 	6
      	  	  	0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. 	  	1	6
    
    Bottom of the Seventh (Blue Jays) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Wally Bunker came in to pitch for the Mariners. 	Runners 	SEA	TOR
    0 	1-0 	Fastball (85) 	Steve Ontiveros* doubled into the right field corner. 		1 	6
    0 	1-2 	Sinker (82) 	Wayne Nordhagen lined out to right. 		1 	6
    1 	2-0 	Fastball (86) 	Rico Carty* doubled in the right field gap, scoring a run. 		1 	7
    1 	3-1 	Fastball (85) 	Dave Rader* singled to left. 		1 	7
    1 	0-1 	Fastball (84) 	Dave Cash* singled to left, scoring a run. 		1 	8
    1 	3-0 	Fastball (86) 	Bucky Dent walked. 		1 	8
    1 	3-2 	Fastball (84) 	Bob Kocher popped up to second. 		1 	8
    2 	3-2 	Curve (73) 	Frank Ortenzio struck out. 		1 	8
      	  	  	2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base. 	  	1	8
    
    Top of the Eighth (Mariners) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Larry Gura* on the mound for the Blue Jays. 	Runners 	SEA	TOR
    0 	1-1 	Curve (75) 	Dave Cripe* grounded to third. 		1 	8
    1 	3-2 	Fastball (86) 	Lou Brock struck out. 		1 	8
    2 	2-2 	Curve (73) 	Willie McCovey struck out. 		1 	8
      	  	  	0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. 	  	1	8
    
    Bottom of the Eighth (Blue Jays) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Bob Forsch came in to pitch for the Mariners. 	Runners 	SEA	TOR
    0 	1-1 	Curve (74) 	Lou Piniella* flied out to center. 		1 	8
    1 	1-2 	Fastball (84) 	Steve Ontiveros* grounded to the second baseman. 		1 	8
    2 	0-2 	Change (74) 	Wayne Nordhagen grounded to second. 		1 	8
      	  	  	0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. 	  	1	8
    
    Top of the Ninth (Mariners) 	Score
    Outs	Count 	Pitch (MPH) 	Larry Gura* on the mound for the Blue Jays. 	Runners 	SEA	TOR
    0 	3-1 	Fastball (86) 	Roberto Clemente* doubled to left. 		1 	8
    0 	0-2 	Slider (76) 	Vern Fuller grounded to short. 		1 	8
    1 	1-1 	Slider (79) 	Steve Brye grounded to short. 		1 	8
    2 	2-0 	Fastball (87) 	Manny Sanguillen singled through the left side, scoring a run. 		2 	8
    2 	1-1 	Fastball (90) 	Craig Reynolds* lined out to center. 		2 	8
      	  	  	BLUE JAYS WIN: 8-2 	  	2	8
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

    "Spikes" The cleats on baseball boots
    "Spikes" On which newspaper editors impale copy for future reference, or ultimate destruction.

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