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    Re: "SPIKES" ...on their combat boots...

    New York Mets at Montreal Expos
    June 20, 1977

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Dick Pole takes the mound for the Expos.
    Lou Brock grounded to second. <--->
    Johnny Briggs grounded to first. <--->
    Ken Griffey grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Lafayette Currence takes the mound for the Mets.
    Bob Randall singled to center field. <--1>
    The Expos put on the hit and run.
    Chris Speier singled to right field, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Andre Dawson singled to center, scoring a run. <-21>
    Chet Lemon walked. <321>
    Ron Allen lined out to center. <321>
    Chris Speier tagged up but was thrown out at home. <-21>
    Andre Dawson tagged up but was thrown out at third. <--1>
    1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, Montreal leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Amos Otis popped up to the third baseman. <--->
    Ken McMullen grounded to first. <--->
    Johnny Bench reached second on a throwing error by the shortstop. <-2->
    Dave Concepcion grounded to first. <-2->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, New York trails 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Steve Ontiveros walked. <--1>
    Barry Foote singled to right field. <-21>
    Joe Keough grounded to short, forcing the runner at second. <3-1>
    Dick Pole singled through the left side, scoring a run. <-21>
    Bob Randall tripled to right-center for two RBIs. <3-->
    Bob Randall went for an extra base and reached home, scoring a run. <--->
    Chris Speier popped up to the shortstop. <--->
    Andre Dawson grounded to second. <--->
    4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Montreal leads 5 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Dave Oliver flied out to right field. <--->
    Lafayette Currence struck out. <--->
    Lou Brock grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, New York trails 5 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Chet Lemon walked. <--1>
    Ron Allen singled to right. <-21>
    Cardell Camper now pitching for the Mets. <-21>
    Steve Ontiveros singled up the middle. <321>
    Barry Foote doubled into the right field corner for two RBIs. <32->
    Joe Keough popped up to second. <32->
    Dick Pole struck out. <32->
    Bob Randall grounded to the shortstop. <32->
    2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Montreal leads 7 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Johnny Briggs walked. <--1>
    Ken Griffey singled up the middle. <-21>
    Amos Otis struck out. <-21>
    Dick Pole threw a wild pitch. <32->
    Ken McMullen grounded to third. <32->
    Johnny Bench popped up to short. <32->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, New York trails 7 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Chris Speier doubled down the left field line. <-2->
    Andre Dawson grounded to second. <3-->
    Chet Lemon grounded to first base. <3-->
    Ron Allen flied out to left. <3-->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Montreal leads 7 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Dave Concepcion singled to center. <--1>
    Dave Concepcion advanced on the error by Chet Lemon. <-2->
    Dave Oliver tripled into the left field corner, scoring a run. <3-->
    Tim Foli pinch hit for Cardell Camper. <3-->
    Tim Foli grounded to second, scoring a run. <--->
    Lou Brock flied out to right. <--->
    Johnny Briggs grounded to second. <--->
    2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, New York trails 7 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Bo McLaughlin now pitching for the Mets. <--->
    Steve Ontiveros singled to short left-center. <--1>
    Barry Foote singled to center. <-21>
    Joe Keough flied out to left. <-21>
    Dick Pole walked. <321>
    Bob Randall grounded to the second baseman for a double play (4-6-3). <32->
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Montreal leads 7 to 2.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Ken Griffey flied out to center. <--->
    Amos Otis doubled to right-center. <-2->
    Ken McMullen flied out to left. <-2->
    Amos Otis tagged up and reached third. <3-->
    Johnny Bench walked. <3-1>
    Dave Concepcion walked. <321>
    Dave Oliver struck out. <321>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, New York trails 7 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Chris Speier walked. <--1>
    Andre Dawson grounded to second for a double play (4-6-1). <--->
    Chet Lemon homered into the right field bleachers. <--->
    Ron Allen grounded to first. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Montreal leads 8 to 2.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Bo McLaughlin grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Lou Brock singled to center. <--1>
    Johnny Briggs flied out to left. <--1>
    Ken Griffey grounded to first. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, New York trails 8 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Steve Ontiveros struck out. <--->
    Barry Foote walked. <--1>
    Joe Keough doubled down the left field line. <32->
    Dick Pole singled up the middle for two RBIs. <--1>
    Dennis Saunders now pitching for the Mets. <--1>
    Bob Randall grounded to the second baseman for a double play (4-3). <--->
    2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Montreal leads 10 to 2.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Amos Otis walked. <--1>
    Ken McMullen walked. <-21>
    Bill Atkinson now pitching for the Expos. <-21>
    Johnny Bench grounded to first, forcing the runner at second. <3-1>
    Dave Concepcion grounded to short, scoring a run. <--1>
    Dave Oliver reached first on a fielding error by the shortstop. <-21>
    Mike Jorgensen pinch hit for Dennis Saunders. <-21>
    Mike Jorgensen grounded to the pitcher. <-21>
    1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, New York trails 10 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Kevin Hickey now pitching for the Mets. <--->
    Chris Speier doubled to left-center. <-2->
    Andre Dawson flied out to right. <-2->
    Chet Lemon popped up to short. <-2->
    Ron Allen grounded to third. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Montreal leads 10 to 3.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Lou Brock grounded to third. <--->
    Johnny Briggs struck out. <--->
    Ken Griffey singled to short right-center. <--1>
    Amos Otis walked. <-21>
    Ken McMullen walked. <321>
    Johnny Bench grounded to the shortstop. <321>

    EXPOS WIN: 10-3
    "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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    Code:
    Expos best game in June
    
    New York Mets at Montreal Expos
    June 20, 1977
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
              Mets (NYM) 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0    3  6  0
             Expos (MON) 1 4 2 0 0 1 2 0 x   10 16  3
    
    NEW YORK                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Lou Brock (LF)                5  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .249
    Johnny Briggs (1B)            4  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .207
    Ken Griffey (RF)              5  2  0  0  0  0  0  0    .304
    Amos Otis (CF)                3  1  2  1  0  0  1  0    .315
    Ken McMullen (3B)             3  0  2  0  0  0  0  0    .265
    Johnny Bench (C)              4  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .245
    Dave Concepcion (SS)          3  1  1  1  0  1  0  0    .269
    Dave Oliver (2B)              4  1  0  1  0  1  1  0    .210
    Lafayette Currence (P)        1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .111
     Cardell Camper (P)           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   1.000
     Tim Foli (P)                 1  0  0  0  0  1  0  0    .263
     Bo McLaughlin (P)            1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Dennis Saunders (P)          0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .250
     Mike Jorgensen (P)           1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .045
     Kevin Hickey (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       35  6  7  3  0  3  4  0
    
       2B:  Amos Otis (21)
       3B:  Dave Oliver (2)
    
       DP:  Johnny Bench, Johnny Briggs 2, Dave Oliver 4, Ken McMullen, Dave Concepcion 2, Amos Otis 2
    
                    NEW YORK   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
          Lafayette Currence  2.0  7  3  1  7  7  0  48   3.84
              Cardell Camper  2.0  3  0  0  0  0  1  29   9.28
               Bo McLaughlin  2.1  5  3  1  3  3  1  51   1.62
             Dennis Saunders  0.2  0  0  0  0  0  0   2   1.25
                Kevin Hickey  1.0  1  0  0  0  0  0  18   4.45
                      TOTALS  8.0 16  6  2 10 10  2 148
    
    MONTREAL                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Bob Randall (2B)              5  2  0  2  1  3  0  0    .293
    Chris Speier (SS)             4  3  1  0  0  0  0  0    .339
    Andre Dawson (RF)             5  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .293
    Chet Lemon (CF)               3  1  2  2  1  1  0  0    .309
    Ron Allen (1B)                5  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .259
    Steve Ontiveros (3B)          3  2  1  1  0  0  1  0    .287
    Barry Foote (C)               3  3  1  1  0  2  0  0    .280
    Joe Keough (LF)               4  1  0  2  0  0  0  0    .324
    Dick Pole (P)                 3  2  1  1  0  3  1  0    .179
     Bill Atkinson (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       35 16  6 10  2 10  2  0
    
       2B:  Barry Foote (13), Chris Speier 2 (23), Joe Keough (7)
       HR:  Bob Randall (1), Chet Lemon (8)
       GDP:  Bob Randall 2, Andre Dawson
       E:  Chris Speier 2, Chet Lemon
    
                    MONTREAL   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                   Dick Pole  7.0  5  5  0  3  3  3 137   3.06
               Bill Atkinson  2.0  1  2  0  0  0  1  45   3.14
                      TOTALS  9.0  6  7  0  3  3  4 182
    
         WP: Dick Pole (7-5)
         LP: Lafayette Currence (7-2)
    
         Temperature: 78F
         Wind: None (Domed Stadium)
         Attendance: 43,308
         Time: 3:21
    
    
    Expos (48-38) are 2nd in N.L. East 0.5 GB Cards (48-37)
    "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.

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    St. Louis Cardinals at San Diego Padres
    June 19, 1977

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Craig Mitchell takes the mound for the Padres.
    Wayne Garrett hit an infield single to short. <--1>
    Bobby Tolan doubled down the left field line, scoring a run. <-2->
    Roe Skidmore was hit by a pitch. <-21>
    Ted Simmons lined out to left field. <-21>
    Dick McAuliffe struck out. <-21>
    Craig Mitchell balked. <32->
    Dave May popped up to second. <32->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, St. Louis leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Steve Arlin takes the mound for the Cardinals.
    Jerry Remy singled back through the middle. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Willie Crawford grounded to third. <-2->
    Pat Spratt doubled down the third base line, scoring a run. <-2->
    Mike Lum grounded to second. <3-->
    Ray Knight grounded to short. <3-->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, the game is tied at 1.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Cesar Geronimo struck out. <--->
    Ed Crosby grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
    Steve Arlin struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, the game is tied at 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Jerry Morales struck out. <--->
    Bucky Dent grounded to short. <--->
    Steve Swisher grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the second, the game is tied at 1.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Wayne Garrett walked. <--1>
    Bobby Tolan struck out. <--1>
    Wayne Garrett was caught stealing second. <--->
    Roe Skidmore grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, the game is tied at 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Craig Mitchell walked. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Jerry Remy laid down a sacrifice bunt back to the pitcher. <-2->
    Willie Crawford reached first on a fielding error by the pitcher. <3-1>
    Pat Spratt walked. <321>
    Mike Lum popped up to short. <321>
    Ray Knight grounded to second. <321>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 3 left on base.
    At the end of the third, the game is tied at 1.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Ted Simmons grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Dick McAuliffe struck out. <--->
    Dave May grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, the game is tied at 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Jerry Morales grounded to third. <--->
    Bucky Dent popped up back to the pitcher. <--->
    Steve Swisher grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, the game is tied at 1.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Cesar Geronimo lined out to left field. <--->
    Ed Crosby flied out to left field. <--->
    Steve Arlin struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, the game is tied at 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Craig Mitchell grounded to second. <--->
    Jerry Remy grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Willie Crawford singled through the right side. <--1>
    Pat Spratt grounded to second. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, the game is tied at 1.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Wayne Garrett grounded to second. <--->
    Bobby Tolan lined out to right. <--->
    Roe Skidmore grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, the game is tied at 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Mike Lum grounded to second. <--->
    Ray Knight grounded to second. <--->
    Jerry Morales struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, the game is tied at 1.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Ted Simmons doubled down the left field line. <-2->
    Dick McAuliffe tripled to the wall in left, scoring a run. <3-->
    The Padres brought the infield in.
    Dave May grounded to the pitcher. <3-->
    The Padres brought the infield in.
    Cesar Geronimo was intentionally walked. <3-1>
    Ed Crosby grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <3-->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, St. Louis leads 2 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Bucky Dent grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    The Cardinals guarded the lines.
    Steve Swisher struck out. <--->
    The Cardinals guarded the lines.
    Donny Twinn pinch hit for Craig Mitchell. <--->
    Donny Twinn walked. <--1>
    Jerry Remy flied out to center. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, San Diego trails 2 to 1.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Rusty Gerhardt now pitching for the Padres. <--->
    Steve Arlin struck out. <--->
    Wayne Garrett grounded to second. <--->
    Bobby Tolan grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, St. Louis leads 2 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Willie Crawford grounded to short. <--->
    Pat Spratt doubled in the right field gap. <-2->
    Mike Lum was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Ray Knight lined out to center. <-21>
    Jerry Morales grounded to first. <-21>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, San Diego trails 2 to 1.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Roe Skidmore grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Ted Simmons singled back through the middle. <--1>
    Dick McAuliffe grounded to short, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Dave May grounded to short. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, St. Louis leads 2 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Bucky Dent popped up foul down the third base line. <--->
    The Cardinals guarded the lines.
    Steve Swisher singled to left field. <--1>
    The Cardinals guarded the lines.
    Billy Grabarkewitz pinch hit for Rusty Gerhardt. <--1>
    Alan Bannister pinch ran for Steve Swisher. <--1>
    Billy Grabarkewitz laid down a sacrifice bunt to the catcher. <-2->
    Steve Arlin threw a wild pitch. <3-->
    Jerry Remy singled to left field, scoring a run. <--1>
    Willie Crawford walked. <-21>
    Pat Spratt popped up foul down the third base line. <-21>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the ninth, the game is tied at 2.

    TOP OF THE TENTH
    John Osbourne now pitching for the Padres. <--->
    Steve Yeager came in to play Catcher. <--->
    Cesar Geronimo struck out. <--->
    Ed Crosby grounded to short. <--->
    The Padres guarded the lines.
    Bill Stein pinch hit for Steve Arlin. <--->
    Bill Stein flied out to left. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the tenth, the game is tied at 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE TENTH
    Tony Fossas now pitching for the Cardinals. <--->
    Mike Lum struck out. <--->
    Ray Knight grounded to third. <--->
    The Cardinals guarded the lines.
    Jerry Morales hit an infield single to the shortstop. <--1>
    Bucky Dent walked. <-21>
    Steve Yeager walked. <321>
    Dai Boyd pinch hit for John Osbourne. <321>
    Dai Boyd lined out to center. <321>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    At the end of the tenth, the game is tied at 2.

    TOP OF THE ELEVENTH
    Dennis DeBarr now pitching for the Padres. <--->
    Wayne Garrett walked. <--1>
    Bobby Tolan laid down a sacrifice bunt to first. <-2->
    Roe Skidmore flied out to left. <-2->
    Ted Simmons was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Dick McAuliffe lined out to first. <-21>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the eleventh, the game is tied at 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE ELEVENTH
    Jerry Remy singled to left field. <--1>
    Jerry Remy went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Willie Crawford singled through the left side, scoring a run. <--1>

    PADRES WIN: 3-2
    "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.

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    Padres best game in June
    
    St. Louis Cardinals at San Diego Padres
    June 19, 1977
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
         Cardinals (STL) 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0  2  5  1
            Padres (SDP) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1  3  9  0
    
    ST. LOUIS                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Wayne Garrett (3B)            3  1  2  1  0  0  0  0    .254
    Bobby Tolan (LF)              4  1  0  0  0  1  1  0    .279
    Roe Skidmore (1B)             4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .298
    Ted Simmons (C)               4  2  1  1  0  0  0  0    .287
    Dick McAuliffe (2B)           5  1  0  0  0  1  2  0    .267
    Dave May (RF)                 4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .156
    Cesar Geronimo (CF)           3  0  1  0  0  0  2  0    .236
    Ed Crosby (SS)                4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .288
    Steve Arlin (P)               3  0  0  0  0  0  3  0    .075
     Bill Stein (P)               1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .345
     Tony Fossas (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       35  5  4  2  0  2  8  0
    
       2B:  Ted Simmons (19), Bobby Tolan (18)
       3B:  Dick McAuliffe (1)
       HBP:  Roe Skidmore
       GDP:  Ed Crosby
       CS:  Wayne Garrett
    
                   ST. LOUIS   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                 Steve Arlin  9.0  6  5  0  2  2  3 129   3.97
                 Tony Fossas  1.0  3  2  0  1  1  1  29   7.25
                      TOTALS 10.0  9  7  0  3  3  4 158
    
    SAN DIEGO                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Jerry Remy (2B)               5  3  0  2  0  1  0  0    .291
    Willie Crawford (LF)          5  2  1  0  0  1  0  0    .297
    Pat Spratt (1B)               4  2  1  0  0  1  0  0    .340
    Mike Lum (RF)                 4  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .321
    Ray Knight (3B)               5  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .279
    Jerry Morales (CF)            5  1  0  0  0  0  2  0    .286
    Bucky Dent (SS)               4  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .276
    Steve Swisher (C)             4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .186
     Alan Bannister (P)           0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0    .273
     Steve Yeager (P)             0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .297
    Craig Mitchell (P)            1  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .212
     Donny Twinn (P)              0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .348
     Rusty Gerhardt (P)           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Billy Grabarkewitz (P)       0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .214
     John Osbourne (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Dai Boyd (P)                 1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .200
     Dennis DeBarr (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       38  9  7  3  0  3  4  0
    
       2B:  Pat Spratt 2 (15), Jerry Remy (13)
    
       DP:  Steve Swisher, Pat Spratt, Jerry Remy, Ray Knight
    
                   SAN DIEGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
              Craig Mitchell  7.0  4  2  0  2  2  6  95   3.91
              Rusty Gerhardt  2.0  1  0  0  0  0  1  21   1.82
               John Osbourne  1.0  0  0  0  0  0  1  12   3.78
               Dennis DeBarr  1.0  0  2  0  0  0  0  19   3.50
                      TOTALS 11.0  5  4  0  2  2  8 147
    
         WP: Dennis DeBarr (1-0)
         LP: Tony Fossas (2-5)
    
         Temperature: 86F
         Wind: 3 MPH (out to left)
         Attendance: 33,589
         Time: 3:16
    
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    "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: "SPIKES" ...on their combat boots...

    The London "Daily Mirror"

    May 31st 1977

    Milestones of the month

    by Chatty Cathy

    It is so nice to be able to devote much of this month's column to the occasion of her Majesty Queen's Jubilee, which we all celebrate this month.

    Yes, it's been twenty -five years since Elizabeth the Second, ascended the throne, and it don't seem a day too much; through all the ups and downs of royalty over the years, and suggestions that it is an un-neccessary burden on a population already lumbered with a National Debt of 130 million pounds, she has remained very popular.

    Part of the celebration had her launching the aircraft carrier ''HMS Invincible '' at Barrow-in-Furness (Although what do we need another carrier for, to add to that National Debt?)

    Her Majesty then commenced her Jubilee tour in Glasgow, as well as opening the new Air Terminal Building at the Edinburgh Airport.

    Back to the usual grim tidings from around the world; terrorist activity was marked again in May...nothing like the Spring sunshine to bring out the worst in some people. The Taksim Square shootup in Turkey's capital, Istanbul killed 34 people, and wounded hundreds more, while in the Netherlands, the seldom used, but, obviously highly-trained Royal Dutch Marines ended a hostage -taking incident by storming a hi-jacked train (!).slaying six terrorists, whilst two of the hostages also perished.
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=The+T...AYPt8wfMiIGwDw

    At the same time, another section of the terrorist gang took over a school in the Northern Netherlands, holding 105 children and teachers hostage...no doubt, the doughty Dutch Marines will get to them later

    And so the dreadful litany drones on: In Milan, Italy, during a Communist demonstration, a hooded person shot at the police, killing a policeman, The scene was captured on film and appeared in a host of newspapers and magazines around the world.

    Talking of terrorists, it is interesting how many of them, not only get away with murder but get to the the highest ranks. One of them is Menachem Begin, who murdered many a British soldier in his time as a leader of the Irgun ??? while Palestine was under this country's rule. Now he is the Prime Minister of Israel, his party,the Likud winning the election...sometimes there aint no justice.
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=+Mena...HoPt8wfMiIGwDw

    Fate and fortune were also unfair during the month, a Fraccionismo demonstration and coup attempt in Angola being broken up by Government and Cuban forces, thousands of people being killed in the chaos. It is especially sinister that Cuba was involded...it looks as if Fidel Castro, not content with turning his own country into a Communist State, wants to export the revolution...I'm beginning to think that the United States are right to persecute this tyrant.

    As if in Fate's retribution for Castro's foray, the Russian Aeroflot Ilyushin 62 airplane crashed in Cuba killing 69 people Also,in May, a horrific fire swept The Beverly Hills Supper Club fire in Kentucky, killing 165 souls,

    On a lighter note we can conclude with the news that George Lucas's ''Star Wars" film opened in May to become the highest-grossing movie so far, with the prospect of making future sc-fi movies, very popular. Also proving popular should be the novel Sci-fi "Space Mountain" opening at Disneyland and again, should prove to be one of the park's most popular attractions. I'm going as soon as I can sell my first-born.
    -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: "SPIKES" ...on their combat boots...

    Jacy loses one

    Jacy Conway was raging as his wife, Toni entered the newsagents shop early on one May morning, he flourished a newly-opened letter at her.

    "Here, read this Ducks..." he invited her brusquely "...that bloody Peter Whitty, he's only gorn and signed with Cy bleedin' Solomon!"

    She paled as she took the letter "Our best boxer..." she breathed, then hastily changed her tune as her husband glared anew, at her "...after Kenny of course " She amended. Toni had her own estimation of the calibre of the Conway boxing stable, and she privately thought that the departing Whitty would go further in his career than Jacy's cherished lightweight, Ken Dahl, he of the "Fastest hands in British boxing"

    "I never thought that he would do a runner on us..." she murmured unconsciously using the argot that she had picked up from her London-born husband "...He seemed such a nice boy".

    Actually, Toni was not too surprised at Peter Whitty's jumping from the Conway ship; he had never fitted in, while he had sparred in the gym with his fellow boxers, he gave her the impression that he always boxed within himself, saving all his talent for the actual contests with other opponents, five of whom in his welterweight category, he had beaten, by knockout, in the past few months.

    Outside of the ring, Peter had stayed aloof from the two thuggish Boyer brothers, and Jacy's pride and joy, the redoubtable lightweight boxer, Ken Dahl, who had easily outpointed his three opponents in the same period, Whitty never engaging in the dubiousout-of-the-ring activities of the other three teenagers as they furtively flitted to and fro, bringing into the Thrift shop some truly handsome pieces of furniture from a mysterious wherever, which they quickly sold off to discerning buyers, at fancy prices, which went to swell the bank accounts of all - save Peter, who declined any share in the doubtful booty, he being contented with the money he earned with his fists, and with his day-job as a driver.

    Toni suspected that Whitty was quite as sharp as the highly -intelligent Dahl, and nowhere near as depraved as that leader of her husband's little gang of thugs, Toni suspected, ready to do any mischief at Jacy Conway's bidding.

    Her thoughts were dragged back to the present situation by Jacy's own growl "I'll fix that young perisher's wagon..." was his vicious promise "....I'll sue the arse off both him and Solly"

    "Don't do that, Jace..." she yelped in alarm "...don't antagonize Peter, for Gawd's sake...he knows too much!"

    He peered at her doubtfully "You reckon...?" He wondered " ...I never involved him in...ah...anything...he's too goody-goody"

    "That's what I mean, Dear..." she pressed her point "...he sussed what was going on with the other three lads, and wanted nothing to do with it...it's best that we just let him go without a murmur, in case he blabs on us"

    Augie frowned "Can't do that, Love...I've got to keep those other three in check-like...make 'em see that nobody puts one over on their Guv'nor, know what I mean?"

    Toni had an idea "Now, that he's with another stable, why not arrange a bout between him and Nichol Boyer? Nicko will punch his lights out. "

    She didn't believe this for one minute; in her opinion, the boxing machine that was Whitty would send the bully, Boyer to where he usually sent Peter Whitty's other opponents- to the canvas - but she felt that she had to divert her husband from starting a feud with the dangerous young deserter.

    But her husband, even in his rage at Peter, retained his managerial acumen. He shook his head. "That's not on, Love...' he contradicted her, gently "...not unless Boyer could land a fourpenny on on him...and that's not likely, given that Nicko's got the extra weight...Whitty 'll make rings around him...tell you what, though..." His eyes were gleaming now "....I bet our Kenny could handle Whitty"

    "Kenny's too small..." Toni objected at once "...Over a stone lighter,,,and if Peter catches up to him with one of those one-twos of his..."

    "Ah, that is the question..." at last a malicious grin spit Jacy's features "...if Whitty can catch up with our dancing master...I tell you Tone, it'll be Kenny making the rings, what with those fast hands and feet...and he should be in far better nick than Peter....Dahl's used to going ten rounds by now, all them knockouts early by Whitty, he won't be used to going the distance chasin' a will o' the wisp like Kenny...our boy will show him up proper, you'll see..." he assured her triumphantly.

    "You wiil arrange a ten-round contest between them?" She asked, doubtful in her turn.

    Jacy nodded "I'll get on the blower to our mate, Benny Bloom... he's got a show coming up in the summer...he'll jump at two goers like the most promisin' welter, and the fastest fists meetin' each other to decide the next contender for the championship, early days as it is...it's a match made in Heaven, Darlin'"
    "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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