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    Re: "SPIKES" ...The Conway chronicles...

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    Expos best game in July
    
    Los Angeles Dodgers at Montreal Expos
    July 13, 1978
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
           Dodgers (LAD) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    0  6  1
             Expos (MON) 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 x    4  5  2
    
    LOS ANGELES                  ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Ed Brinkman (SS)              4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .291
    Rusty Staub (1B)              4  2  0  0  0  0  0  0    .311
    Tom Paciorek (LF)             4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .335
    Sixto Lezcano (RF)            4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .266
    Bob Bailey (3B)               4  1  0  0  0  0  1  1    .274
    Bill Robinson (CF)            4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .276
    Joe Torre (C)                 3  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .280
    Lute Barnes (2B)              3  0  0  0  0  0  3  0    .262
    Doyle Alexander (P)           3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .140
    TOTALS                       33  6  0  0  0  0  9  1
    
       3B:  Joe Torre (3)
       GDP:  Tom Paciorek
       CS:  Ed Brinkman
       E:  Bill Robinson
    
                 LOS ANGELES   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
             Doyle Alexander  8.0  5  2  2  4  4  7 108   4.10
                      TOTALS  8.0  5  2  2  4  4  7 108
    
    MONTREAL                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Joe Keough (LF)               4  2  0  1  0  0  1  0    .221
    Chris Speier (SS)             4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .231
    Andre Dawson (RF)             3  1  1  0  0  0  0  0    .310
    Chet Lemon (CF)               3  0  1  1  0  0  1  0    .310
    Steve Ontiveros (3B)          3  1  0  1  1  3  0  0    .297
    Pete Mackanin (2B)            3  1  0  1  1  1  1  0    .254
    Gary Holman (1B)              3  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .265
    Barry Foote (C)               3  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .174
    Lynn McGlothen (P)            3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .218
    TOTALS                       29  5  2  4  2  4  7  0
    
       HR:  Pete Mackanin (3), Steve Ontiveros (9)
    
       DP:  Gary Holman, Pete Mackanin, Steve Ontiveros
       E:  Barry Foote, Chris Speier
    
                    MONTREAL   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
              Lynn McGlothen  9.0  6  0  0  0  0  9 125   3.22
                      TOTALS  9.0  6  0  0  0  0  9 125
    
         WP: Lynn McGlothen (12-6)
         LP: Doyle Alexander (9-8)
    
         Temperature: 79F
         Wind: None (Domed Stadium)
         Attendance: 38,497
         Time: 2:38
    
    Expos (57-53) are 2nd in the NL East 10 GB of the Mets( 67-41)
    "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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    San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres
    July 15, 1978

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Fred Kuhaulua takes the mound for the Padres.
    Morris Nettles grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Mike Phillips struck out. <--->
    George Foster singled up the middle. <--1>
    Dave Kingman popped up to short. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Ron Reed takes the mound for the Giants.
    Jerry Remy grounded to first base. <--->
    Todd Rutan grounded to second. <--->
    Pat Spratt popped up to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Ken Singleton grounded to third. <--->
    John Wockenfuss grounded to first. <--->
    Kurt Bevacqua flied out to center. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Ray Knight grounded to short. <--->
    Steve Swisher grounded to first. <--->
    Jerry Morales singled to center. <--1>
    Jerry Morales went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Willie Crawford tripled to deep left field, scoring a run. <3-->
    Bucky Dent walked. <3-1>
    Fred Kuhaulua struck out. <3-1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the second, San Diego leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Chris Arnold doubled down the right field line. <-2->
    Ron Reed laid down a sacrifice bunt to the third baseman. <3-->
    The Padres brought the infield in.
    Morris Nettles grounded to first base. The lead runner was tagged out at home. <--1>
    Mike Phillips grounded to short. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, San Francisco trails 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Jerry Remy lined out to first. <--->
    Todd Rutan flied out to right. <--->
    Pat Spratt singled up the middle. <--1>
    Pat Spratt went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Ray Knight homered over the center field fence for two RBIs. <--->
    Steve Swisher struck out. <--->
    2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, San Diego leads 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    George Foster grounded to second. <--->
    Dave Kingman homered down the right-field line. <--->
    Ken Singleton grounded to short. <--->
    John Wockenfuss flied out to center field. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, San Francisco trails 3 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Jerry Morales singled down the first base line. <--1>
    Willie Crawford lined out to left. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Bucky Dent grounded to short. <-2->
    Ron Reed threw a wild pitch. <3-->
    Fred Kuhaulua doubled down the right field line, scoring a run. <-2->
    Jerry Remy grounded to first. <-2->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, San Diego leads 4 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Kurt Bevacqua struck out. <--->
    Chris Arnold flied out to right. <--->
    Ron Reed struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, San Francisco trails 4 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Todd Rutan grounded to short. <--->
    Pat Spratt singled to right. <--1>
    Pat Spratt went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Ray Knight flied out to right. <-2->
    Steve Swisher struck out. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, San Diego leads 4 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Morris Nettles lined out to center. <--->
    Mike Phillips singled to left field. <--1>
    George Foster singled through the left side. <-21>
    Dave Kingman grounded to second for a double play (4-6-3). <-2->
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, San Francisco trails 4 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Jerry Morales grounded to short. <--->
    Willie Crawford walked. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Bucky Dent doubled down the right field line, scoring a run. <-2->
    Dale Mohorcic now pitching for the Giants. <-2->
    Fred Kuhaulua flied out to center. <-2->
    Jerry Remy singled to left, scoring a run. <--1>
    Todd Rutan grounded to the pitcher. <--1>
    2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, San Diego leads 6 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Ken Singleton singled to center. <--1>
    John Wockenfuss struck out. <--1>
    Kurt Bevacqua walked. <-21>
    Chris Arnold grounded to the third baseman for a double play (5-4-3). <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, San Francisco trails 6 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Pat Spratt singled up the middle. <--1>
    Ray Knight singled to center. <-21>
    Steve Swisher doubled in the right field gap, scoring a run. <32->
    Jerry Morales singled through the left side, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Leon Everitt now pitching for the Giants. <3-1>
    Willie Crawford singled down the first base line, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Bucky Dent singled to left, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Fred Kuhaulua popped up to second. <3-1>
    Jerry Remy walked. <321>
    Todd Rutan walked, scoring a run. <321>
    Bob Stanley now pitching for the Giants. <321>
    Pat Spratt grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <32->
    5 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, San Diego leads 11 to 1.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Gary Matthews pinch hit for Bob Stanley. <--->
    Gary Matthews singled up the middle. <--1>
    Morris Nettles grounded to the shortstop, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Mike Phillips grounded to the third baseman for a double play (5-4-3). <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, San Francisco trails 11 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Steve Crawford now pitching for the Giants. <--->
    Ray Knight grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Steve Swisher doubled to left-center. <-2->
    Jerry Morales grounded to first. <3-->
    Willie Crawford tripled in the right field gap, scoring a run. <3-->
    Bucky Dent singled to right-center, scoring a run. <--1>
    Tom Kelly pinch hit for Fred Kuhaulua. <--1>
    Tom Kelly grounded to short. <--1>
    2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, San Diego leads 13 to 1.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Steve Kealey now pitching for the Padres. <--->
    George Foster flied out to left. <--->
    Dave Kingman struck out. <--->
    Ken Singleton popped up to short. <--->

    PADRES WIN: 13-1
    "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)

    Generation 35.

    "Spikes" The cleats on baseball boots
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    Padres best game in July
    
    San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres
    July 15, 1978
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
            Giants (SFG) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0    1  7  0
            Padres (SDP) 0 1 2 1 0 2 5 2 x   13 18  0
    
    SAN FRANCISCO                ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Morris Nettles (CF)           4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .189
    Mike Phillips (SS)            4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .283
    George Foster (LF)            4  2  0  0  0  0  0  0    .278
    Dave Kingman (1B)             4  1  0  1  1  1  1  0    .267
    Ken Singleton (RF)            4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .328
    John Wockenfuss (C)           3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .207
    Kurt Bevacqua (3B)            2  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .258
    Chris Arnold (2B)             3  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .193
    Ron Reed (P)                  1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .278
     Dale Mohorcic (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .167
     Leon Everitt (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Bob Stanley (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .417
     Gary Matthews (P)            1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .359
     Steve Crawford (P)           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       30  7  1  1  1  1  5  0
    
       2B:  Chris Arnold (7)
       HR:  Dave Kingman (29)
       GDP:  Dave Kingman, Chris Arnold, Mike Phillips
    
       DP:  Dave Kingman, Chris Arnold, Kurt Bevacqua
    
               SAN FRANCISCO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                    Ron Reed  5.1  8  2  1  6  6  3  94   5.87
               Dale Mohorcic  0.2  5  0  0  4  4  0  25   5.15
                Leon Everitt  0.1  2  2  0  1  1  0  22   5.89
                 Bob Stanley  0.2  0  0  0  0  0  0   4   2.76
              Steve Crawford  1.0  3  0  0  2  2  0  16   3.90
                      TOTALS  8.0 18  4  1 13 13  3 161
    
    SAN DIEGO                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Jerry Remy (2B)               4  1  1  0  0  1  0  0    .279
    Todd Rutan (RF)               4  0  1  0  0  1  0  0    .267
    Pat Spratt (1B)               5  3  0  2  0  0  0  0    .333
    Ray Knight (3B)               5  2  0  2  1  2  0  0    .319
    Steve Swisher (C)             5  2  0  2  0  1  2  0    .089
    Jerry Morales (CF)            5  3  0  3  0  1  0  0    .271
    Willie Crawford (LF)          4  3  1  3  0  3  0  0    .266
    Bucky Dent (SS)               4  3  1  1  0  3  0  0    .319
    Fred Kuhaulua (P)             4  1  0  0  0  1  1  0    .095
     Tom Kelly (P)                1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .288
     Steve Kealey (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       41 18  4 13  1 13  3  0
    
       2B:  Pat Spratt 2 (20), Bucky Dent (16), Jerry Morales (22), Steve Swisher 2 (2), Fred Kuhaulua (2)
       3B:  Willie Crawford 2 (5)
       HR:  Ray Knight (10)
       GDP:  Pat Spratt
    
       DP:  Pat Spratt 3, Jerry Remy 3, Ray Knight 2, Bucky Dent
    
                   SAN DIEGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
               Fred Kuhaulua  8.0  7  1  1  1  1  4 112   3.73
                Steve Kealey  1.0  0  0  0  0  0  1  16   4.45
                      TOTALS  9.0  7  1  1  1  1  5 128
    
         WP: Fred Kuhaulua (7-6)
         LP: Ron Reed (1-6)
    
         Temperature: 80F
         Wind: 3 MPH (in from left)
         Attendance: 32,855
         Time: 3:02
    
    Padres (52-52) are 3rd in the NL West 8 GB of the Dodgers(60-46)
    "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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    The London "Daily Mirror"

    May 31st, 1978

    Milestones of the month

    by Chatty Cathy

    This month dawned, sadly, with the death of 75 year-old Aram Khachaturian, the Armenian composer, who wrote the Khachy "Sabre Dance".Another sad event, later in the month was the announcement that Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon were divorcing after 18 years of marriage. Such a fairy tale wedding, too...I remember it well...one of my first journalistic assignments was to cover it for this newspaper, before I became the official "Chatty Cathy" of the "Mirror"

    On May 3rd, "Sun Day" fell on a Thursday as thousands of people celebrating the benefits of solar energy held events across the country. This is a wonderful new technology that could solve all of our future energy problems...just think ...using the sun as our gigantic recharging battery. All this, and the only religion -sun worship - that makes sense to me?....Heavenly

    This is a puzzler; the US Office of Management and Budget Reporting took it upon itself to define "A Hispanic to be a person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture". You mean nobody knew that? Why this agency should even mention it, is all Greek to me.

    And another ridiculous thing the Yanks did in May was to include women in the White House honor guard as President Carter welcomed Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda. That's taking tokenism, too far, Jimmy-boy. And The US Commerce Department said hurricanes would no longer be named exclusively after women - just one woman from now on - Margaret Thatcher.(Just kidding, People.)


    On May the sixth, did you realize, People, that on that day at 12:34, the numbers 12345678 represented the time and day: 12:34 5/6/78. Don't hold your breath.... The next such sequence won't occur until 2078.

    By then, hopefully, we'll all have got our heads straightened out to realize that abortion is infanticide, plain and simple...until then we must witness the spectacle of a Catholic country legalizing this barbarism for during this month, Italy legalized abortion.

    And May 13th, was another day of mourning - The last episode of "Columbo," begun in 1971, ended on that day. As endearing as Peter Falk was in the role of the disheveled detective, do you know that the late Bing Crosby was offered the role first? He was keen enough, apparently, but couldn't accept it, he had a date to play golf.

    Also this month, Joie Chitwood a Texas-born race car driver, set a world record when he drove a Chevette 5.6 miles on just 2 wheels. Pooh, that's nothing, I do that twice daily during my commute to the office on my Raleigh bicycle.

    Later on, this darling month grew grim as in the Belgian Congo two hundred people, among them, a hundred Europeans were massacred in the mining district of Katanga by the Congolese National Liberation Front. French and Belgium paratroops were dropped in to restore order, but too late to avert the blood bath, while U.S.A. counterintelligence authorities reported that the Soviet consulate in San Francisco's Pacific heights has become a major base for espionage activity.

    And, finally, the Bahrain Telephone Company began operating a commercial cellular telephone system. It marks the first time in the world that we started using mobile cellular radio -waves. The future for communications looks good, People.
    -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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    The "Canadian Chronicle"

    May 6th 1978

    [B]]Radwanski on Trudeau

    [/Bby Lynn Howard

    Just in time for Summer reading - and the general election pending -George Radwanski, the noted Canadian journalist has published an early biography of the Prime Minister, Pierre Elliot Trdeau.

    It was commissioned by the Liberal Party, so it was bound to be sympathetic to the man,but it must be noted at the outset that I (Perhaps not so well-disposed towards the P.M.) found it to be thorough in its research, and deep in its analysis, and very much of the times that we Canadians live in.

    Mr Radwanski goes into much detail about Trudeau's working life, and confirms my own impression that the man works hard, even though I question sometimes, to what end? Apparently, the PM works far longer than any Canadian in any given month, an average of 250 hours (Roughly, a 62 + hour week) which the author boils down to about 90 on government business,50 on political activities, 12.5 with the media, 30 with his own staff, and 67.5 on paper work, correspondence, and telephone calls

    As a result of these labours, we now have the definite advantage of having a ckear-cut control of the wilder elements of the Quebec Independence movement, due to Trudeau's masterly handling of the "Quebec October crisis" in 1970, the more debatable benefits of bilingualism and multiculturalism, plus the distinct absurdity of this country going metric.

    Mr Radwanski paints his portrait of Trudeau from many palettes, interviewing those closest to the Liberal leader in the Party, with the picture emerging of a naturally warm individual, who is basically shy, and ill at ease dealing with people, and highly competent at dealing with problems, but not good at making such solutions look easy, and causing much collateral damage to his own image with apparent coldness and callousness, neither of which, his friends and colleagues argue, are true of the man.

    They all agree, that the best of Trudeau is yet to come, with which he, himself agrees with his famous phrase "Just watch me". But all will depend on whether or not he wins the next election. Mr Radwanski's book, will, no doubt, be a positive element for the Liberal leader.
    -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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    New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays
    June 7, 1978

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Gary Nolan takes the mound for the Blue Jays.
    Rusty Torres struck out. <--->
    Carl Yastrzemski grounded to short. <--->
    Jose Cruz grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    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
    Jim Hughes takes the mound for the Yankees.
    Mickey Rivers grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Ralph Garr lined out to left. <--->
    Bob Christian walked. <--1>
    Ollie Brown popped up foul down the first base line. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Otto Velez grounded to second. <--->
    John Ellis reached first on a fielding error by the third baseman. <--1>
    The Yankees put on the hit and run.
    Thurman Munson grounded to the shortstop. <-2->
    Hal McRae grounded to second. <-2->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Gary Holle doubled in the left field gap. <-2->
    Mike Shannon struck out. <-2->
    Felix Millan singled down the right field line, scoring a run. <--1>
    Felix Millan went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Jim Fregosi grounded to first. <3-->
    Ellie Rodriguez doubled down the third base line, scoring a run. <-2->
    Mickey Rivers grounded to short. <-2->
    2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Toronto leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Mario Guerrero grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Dave Hilton singled up the middle. <--1>
    Rusty Torres reached first on a throwing error by the second baseman. <-21>
    Carl Yastrzemski singled through the right side. <321>
    Jose Cruz singled to center field for two RBIs. <-21>
    Otto Velez grounded to second for a double play (4-3). <-2->
    2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, the game is tied at 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Ralph Garr grounded to short. <--->
    Bob Christian singled to right. <--1>
    The Blue Jays put on the hit and run.
    Ollie Brown singled to short right-center, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Gary Holle popped up to second. <3-1>
    Mike Shannon doubled to right for two RBIs. <-2->
    Mike Shannon went for an extra base and was thrown out at third. <--->
    2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Toronto leads 4 to 2.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    John Ellis struck out. <--->
    Thurman Munson flied out to right. <--->
    Hal McRae lined out to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, New York trails 4 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Felix Millan lined out to second. <--->
    Jim Fregosi singled back through the middle. <--1>
    Ellie Rodriguez lined out to right. <--1>
    Mickey Rivers grounded to the shortstop. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Toronto leads 4 to 2.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Mario Guerrero grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Dave Hilton singled to left. <--1>
    Rusty Torres lined out to center. <--1>
    Gary Nolan threw a wild pitch. <-2->
    Carl Yastrzemski struck out. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, New York trails 4 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Ralph Garr walked. <--1>
    Bob Christian flied out to left. <--1>
    The Blue Jays put on the hit and run.
    Ollie Brown singled up the middle. <-21>
    Gary Holle singled to center, scoring a run. <-21>
    Larry Bradford now pitching for the Yankees. <-21>
    Mike Shannon grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <-2->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Toronto leads 5 to 2.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Jose Cruz singled into right field. <--1>
    Otto Velez lined out to right. <--1>
    John Ellis grounded to first for a double play (3-6-1). <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, New York trails 5 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Felix Millan was hit by a pitch. <--1>
    Felix Millan was caught stealing second. <--->
    Jim Fregosi reached first on a throwing error by the shortstop. <--1>
    Ellie Rodriguez was hit by a pitch. <-21>
    Mickey Rivers grounded to first for a double play (3-6-1). <-2->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Toronto leads 5 to 2.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Thurman Munson struck out. <--->
    Hal McRae singled down the left field line. <--1>
    The Yankees put on the hit and run.
    Mario Guerrero grounded to third. <-2->
    Dave Hilton walked. <-21>
    Rusty Torres singled through the right side. <321>
    Carl Yastrzemski flied out to right. <321>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, New York trails 5 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Ralph Garr grounded to short. <--->
    Bob Christian grounded to short. <--->
    Ollie Brown grounded to first. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Toronto leads 5 to 2.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Jose Cruz lined out to left field. <--->
    Otto Velez homered over the left field fence. <--->
    John Ellis struck out. <--->
    Thurman Munson singled through the left side. <--1>
    Hal McRae singled through the hole. <-21>
    Kent Tekulve now pitching for the Blue Jays. <-21>
    Mario Guerrero grounded to the third baseman. <-2->
    1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, New York trails 5 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Jim Kern now pitching for the Yankees. <--->
    Gary Holle singled to right. <--1>
    Gary Holle went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Mike Shannon grounded to short. The runner was tagged out at third. <--1>
    The Blue Jays put on the hit and run.
    Mike Shannon was picked off first. <--->
    Felix Millan grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Toronto leads 5 to 3.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Dave Hilton grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Rusty Torres walked. <--1>
    Carl Yastrzemski walked. <-21>
    Jose Cruz grounded to the second baseman for a double play (4-6-3). <-2->

    BLUE JAYS WIN: 5-3
    "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"

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    Code:
    Bonus game - the league-leading Yankees meet the expansion team Jays
    
    New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays
    June 7, 1978
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
           Yankees (NYY) 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0    3 10  1
         Blue Jays (TOR) 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 x    5 10  2
    
    NEW YORK                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Rusty Torres (CF)             4  1  1  1  0  0  1  0    .329
    Carl Yastrzemski (LF)         4  1  1  0  0  0  1  0    .253
    Jose Cruz (DH)                5  2  0  0  0  2  0  0    .265
    Otto Velez (RF)               4  1  0  1  1  1  0  0    .271
    John Ellis (1B)               4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .217
    Thurman Munson (C)            4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .285
    Hal McRae (2B)                4  2  0  0  0  0  0  0    .221
    Mario Guerrero (SS)           4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .302
    Dave Hilton (3B)              3  2  1  1  0  0  0  0    .308
    TOTALS                       36 10  3  3  1  3  5  0
    
       HR:  Otto Velez (9)
       GDP:  John Ellis, Jose Cruz, Otto Velez
    
       DP:  John Ellis 2, Hal McRae, Dave Hilton, Mario Guerrero
       E:  Mario Guerrero
    
                    NEW YORK   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                  Jim Hughes  4.1  9  2  0  5  5  1  76   4.91
              Larry Bradford  2.2  0  0  0  0  0  0  27   2.16
                    Jim Kern  1.0  1  0  0  0  0  0  12   1.48
                      TOTALS  8.0 10  2  0  5  5  1 115
    
    TORONTO                      ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Mickey Rivers (CF)            4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .311
    Ralph Garr (LF)               3  0  1  1  0  0  0  0    .298
    Bob Christian (1B)            3  1  1  1  0  0  0  0    .343
    Ollie Brown (RF)              4  2  0  1  0  0  0  0    .315
    Gary Holle (DH)               4  3  0  1  0  1  0  0    .320
    Mike Shannon (3B)             4  1  0  0  0  2  1  0    .254
    Felix Millan (2B)             3  1  0  1  0  1  0  0    .256
    Jim Fregosi (SS)              3  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .286
    Ellie Rodriguez (C)           2  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .259
    TOTALS                       30 10  2  5  0  5  1  0
    
       2B:  Ellie Rodriguez (11), Felix Millan (17), Mike Shannon (13), Gary Holle 2 (12)
       HBP:  Ellie Rodriguez, Felix Millan
       GDP:  Mike Shannon, Mickey Rivers
       CS:  Felix Millan, Mike Shannon
    
       DP:  Bob Christian 3, Felix Millan 3, Jim Fregosi 2
       E:  Felix Millan, Mike Shannon
    
                     TORONTO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                  Gary Nolan  7.2 10  1  1  3  2  5 131   4.35
                Kent Tekulve  1.1  0  2  0  0  0  0  24   3.89
                      TOTALS  9.0 10  3  1  3  2  5 155
    
         WP: Gary Nolan (5-4)
         LP: Jim Hughes (7-7)
         SV: Kent Tekulve (7)
    
         Temperature: 82F
         Wind: Calm
         Attendance: 32,996
         Time: 2:56
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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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    Dahl enthralled (Late Thursday)

    Ken Dahl loved soccer almost as much as he enjoyed boxing; in fact the entire male adult menage of Mount Street were keen football fans, even more so when the highest level of soccer was on display as it was in the early afternoon of June 25th, when Argentina were down to play the Netherlands on t.v.

    Even Jacy Conway, the head of the household, although on newsagent shop duty, was able to watch, between customers, on a mini-t.v. set that he had set up in the shop's stock-room, in back. He had already given permission for the Boyer brothers to shut up the Thrift shop for the afternoon, as part recompense for the Lolly that they had been bringing in from thievery, of which Jacy claimed his share, all three of his gang now being a band of crooks with Jacy's wife Toni, being an astute accessory to their illegal exploits. And if she and her husband suspected that their three employees were heavily involved in drug- dealing, they didn't let on, since the youths, themselves,showed no signs that they were sampling their own product- such addiction proving the downfall of many in the illicit trade.

    So it was on this lovely June afternoon in Mayfair, that the entire household, save Jacy, himself, were gathered upstairs in the capacious loft of the old house over the shop, to watch the game, the three young men, Nichol Boyer, Leonard Boyer, and Ken Dahl were seated on a sofa facing the television screen, Toni Conway with the children, Queenie and Edu were off to one side at a table, she helping the kids to put together a giant jigsaw puzzle.

    All three young men fancied the delectable Mrs Conway, but only the most prominent - and audacious - one of them, the rising young pugilist, Dahl, dared Jacy's wrath in flirting with her. On this occasion, however, Ken who had purposely seated himself on the sofa nearest to her, simply wanted to chat her up, because the various preliminaries and commercials which necessarily accompanied this special showing on t.v. were so boring to him.

    He turned to her now "They play soccer in Japan, Tone...?" He asked as an ice-breaker, he knew from his personal drug-supplier, Donny Twinn, now back in that land playing baseball, that the latter was the summer game of the Orient, but he couldn't imagine the undersized Asians playing such a robust game as British football.

    Actually, Toni wasn't sure; her life in Tokyo had been focused on mere survival, she was grossly ill-informed about the culture and customs of her native land, but she was bored too, with this childish puzzle, and not at all interested in what was taking place on the television screen, but what she lacked in knowledge of the quaint Japanese, she made up for in imagination, and she and Ken Dahl embarked on a deep conversation which proceeded from her embroidered account of Japenese life, through Dahl's hitherto success as a boxer, to the prospects of all the various activities of the gang, which was destined to make them all rich.

    Throughout this conversation the Boyer brothers remained deep in the soccer game, even lapping up the inane commentaries of the play-by-play announcer and his 'Colour" colleagues, and being entirely oblivious of the quiet conversation of Ken and Toni.

    Before he knew it, Ken was listening to a disappointed Nichol saying "Fukkit" and realized that the game was over, and that the Netherlands, on which the elder Boyer had a wager, had lost - and Ken, after all that delicious anticipation of watching the game, had not seen one boot of the ball.
    "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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    The "San Diego Clarion"

    June 5th 1978

    Draft foils Conway

    by Al Terego

    Dan Conway, the owner and general manager of the San Diego Padres was kind enough to invite this scribe to accompany him and new coach, Roger Craig, as they mused their way through the Amateur Draft, yesterday.

    Actually, even more of that musing was done beforehand, as they went over the scouting reports on the 168 draftees submitted for selection ny the Baseball Commissioner's office, and, indeed, it was a draft to drool over with such hot prospects as Cal Ripken; Joe Carter; Dave Valle; and Fernando Venezuala made available this year.

    Messrs Conway and Craig hed already made a dream list which included all of the above, especially Valle, a fine catcher, the Padres being a bit thin in backups to their present excellent pair of catchers, the two Steves, Yeager, and Swisher, and Dan eternally on the quest for a slugging third baseman who can field, had his eye on the fabulous youngster, Pendleton, but, alas ! all these fine young fancies disappeared in the first round, leaving Conway faced with the dismal choice that he hadn't had to make since the glory days of the perennial first -place Philadelphia Phils - the last pick of each round.

    "Seems like we picked the wrong time to be the best, Guys..." quipped Conway, ruefully "...I'd have loved to have had first dip into this quality field". We all agreed that this was a draft chock-full of talent, the best for years, which presaged an era of exciting baseball ahead in the Eighties when it matures.

    For the nonce, though, Dan Conway had to be content with making heady wine out of the lemon handed to him by having six last choices, and he did his usual competent job, coming up with three credible hitters in Kirby Puckett, Candy Maldonado, and Mark Ryal, plus a left-handed hurler, John Cerutti who's surely going to make his name as an ace starter, some day, as well as fellow hurlers Curt Young, and Mark Ruecken, who looks to be a reliable closer, some day.

    The two head honchos assured me, that even without yesterdays draft, they had a team with enough field and bench strength to last for a decade , or more, but that they always looked forward to the Amateur Draft, because as Messrs Conway and Craig averred, in Major League baseball, there's never too much talent.
    -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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    New York Mets at Montreal Expos
    August 30, 1978

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Dick Pole takes the mound for the Expos.
    Johnny Briggs popped up to short. <--->
    Tim Foli grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Roy Staiger grounded to first. <--->
    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
    Mike Darr takes the mound for the Mets.
    Joe Keough popped up to the shortstop. <--->
    Chris Speier singled through the right side. <--1>
    The Expos put on the hit and run.
    Andre Dawson homered over the left field fence for two RBIs. <--->
    Chet Lemon singled through the left side. <--1>
    The Expos put on the hit and run.
    Steve Ontiveros popped up to second. <--1>
    Pete Mackanin singled to left field, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Gary Holman grounded to third. <3-->
    2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, Montreal leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Ken Griffey flied out to left. <--->
    Amos Otis walked. <--1>
    The Mets put on the hit and run.
    Brian Asselstine singled through the left side. <-21>
    Johnny Bench grounded to the shortstop for a double play (6-3). <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, New York trails 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Barry Foote singled to center field. <--1>
    Dick Pole laid down a sacrifice bunt to the pitcher. <-2->
    Joe Keough grounded to second. <3-->
    Chris Speier singled to left, scoring a run. <--1>
    Andre Dawson flied out to right. <--1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Montreal leads 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Bob Sheldon grounded to short. <--->
    Mike Darr struck out. <--->
    Johnny Briggs doubled in the left field gap. <-2->
    Tim Foli flied out to left field. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, New York trails 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Chet Lemon tripled down the right field line. <3-->
    Steve Ontiveros grounded to the pitcher. <3-->
    Pete Mackanin struck out. <3-->
    Gary Holman lined out to first. <3-->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Montreal leads 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Roy Staiger grounded to first. <--->
    Ken Griffey singled down the right field line. <--1>
    Amos Otis grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, New York trails 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Barry Foote grounded to third. <--->
    Dick Pole flied out to center. <--->
    Joe Keough singled to left field. <--1>
    Chris Speier lined out to center field. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Montreal leads 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Brian Asselstine struck out. <--->
    Johnny Bench struck out. <--->
    Bob Sheldon singled to center. <--1>
    Mike Darr struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, New York trails 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Andre Dawson grounded to short. <--->
    Chet Lemon walked. <--1>
    The Expos put on the hit and run.
    Steve Ontiveros doubled down the first base line, scoring a run. <-2->
    Pete Mackanin walked. <-21>
    Greg Minton now pitching for the Mets. <-21>
    Greg Minton threw a wild pitch. <32->
    Gary Holman grounded to second. The lead runner was tagged out at home. <3-1>
    Barry Foote grounded to the shortstop. <3-1>
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Montreal leads 4 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Johnny Briggs flied out to right. <--->
    Tim Foli popped up to the second baseman. <--->
    Roy Staiger struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, New York trails 4 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Dick Pole singled to center. <--1>
    Joe Keough grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    Chris Speier grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Montreal leads 4 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Ken Griffey lined out to center. <--->
    Amos Otis grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Brian Asselstine struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, New York trails 4 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Andre Dawson doubled in the left field gap. <-2->
    Chet Lemon grounded to second. <3-->
    Steve Ontiveros walked. <3-1>
    Pete Mackanin walked. <321>
    Tippy Martinez now pitching for the Mets. <321>
    Gary Holman grounded to the pitcher for a double play (1-6-3). <32->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Montreal leads 4 to 0.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Johnny Bench singled to left. <--1>
    Bob Sheldon bunts for a base hit to first. <-21>
    Steve Garvey pinch hit for Tippy Martinez. <-21>
    Steve Garvey homered over the center field fence for three RBIs. <--->
    Johnny Briggs hit an infield single to third. <--1>
    Tim Foli laid down a sacrifice bunt to the pitcher. <-2->
    Roy Staiger grounded to second. <3-->
    Ken Griffey was intentionally walked. <3-1>
    Al Hrabosky now pitching for the Expos. <3-1>
    Amos Otis grounded to first. <3-1>
    3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, New York trails 4 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Kevin Hickey now pitching for the Mets. <--->
    Barry Foote popped up to second. <--->
    Al Hrabosky grounded to third. <--->
    Joe Keough hit an infield single to the shortstop. <--1>
    Chris Speier doubled into the right field corner. <32->
    Andre Dawson was intentionally walked. <321>
    Chet Lemon walked, scoring a run. <321>
    Steve Ontiveros doubled down the left field line for two RBIs. <32->
    Pete Mackanin flied out to left. <32->
    3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Montreal leads 7 to 3.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Brian Asselstine singled to left field. <--1>
    Johnny Bench flied out to center field. <--1>
    Bob Sheldon singled up the middle. <-21>
    Frank Estrada pinch hit for Kevin Hickey. <-21>
    Frank Estrada grounded to the shortstop for a double play (6-4-3). <-2->

    EXPOS WIN: 7-3
    "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 August
    
    New York Mets at Montreal Expos
    August 30, 1978
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
              Mets (NYM) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0    3 10  0
             Expos (MON) 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 x    7 14  0
    
    NEW YORK                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Johnny Briggs (1B)            4  2  0  0  0  0  0  0    .258
    Tim Foli (SS)                 3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .286
    Roy Staiger (3B)              4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .252
    Ken Griffey (LF)              3  1  1  0  0  0  0  0    .343
    Amos Otis (CF)                3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .293
    Brian Asselstine (RF)         4  2  0  0  0  0  2  0    .263
    Johnny Bench (C)              4  1  0  1  0  0  1  0    .240
    Bob Sheldon (2B)              4  3  0  1  0  0  0  0    .255
    Mike Darr (P)                 2  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .100
     Greg Minton (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Tippy Martinez (P)           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Steve Garvey (P)             1  1  0  1  1  3  0  0    .276
     Kevin Hickey (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Frank Estrada (P)            1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .265
    TOTALS                       33 10  2  3  1  3  6  0
    
       2B:  Johnny Briggs (18)
       HR:  Steve Garvey (10)
       GDP:  Johnny Bench, Amos Otis, Frank Estrada
    
       DP:  Bob Sheldon, Tim Foli 2, Johnny Briggs 2
    
                    NEW YORK   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                   Mike Darr  4.1  9  2  1  4  4  1  93   4.15
                 Greg Minton  2.0  2  2  0  0  0  0  34   4.53
              Tippy Martinez  0.2  0  0  0  0  0  0   3   1.33
                Kevin Hickey  1.0  3  2  0  3  3  0  27   3.61
                      TOTALS  8.0 14  6  1  7  7  1 157
    
    MONTREAL                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Joe Keough (LF)               5  2  0  1  0  0  0  0    .244
    Chris Speier (SS)             5  3  0  2  0  1  0  0    .225
    Andre Dawson (RF)             4  2  1  2  1  2  0  0    .286
    Chet Lemon (CF)               3  2  2  1  0  1  0  0    .287
    Steve Ontiveros (3B)          4  2  1  0  0  3  0  0    .293
    Pete Mackanin (2B)            3  1  2  0  0  0  1  0    .241
    Gary Holman (1B)              4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .265
    Barry Foote (C)               4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .168
    Dick Pole (P)                 2  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .152
     Al Hrabosky (P)              1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .167
    TOTALS                       35 14  6  7  1  7  1  0
    
       2B:  Steve Ontiveros 2 (27), Chris Speier (16), Andre Dawson (25)
       3B:  Chet Lemon (2)
       HR:  Andre Dawson (25)
       GDP:  Gary Holman, Joe Keough
    
       DP:  Gary Holman 3, Pete Mackanin 2, Steve Ontiveros, Chris Speier 3
    
                    MONTREAL   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                   Dick Pole  7.2  8  2  1  3  3  6 109   3.40
                 Al Hrabosky  1.1  2  0  0  0  0  0  11   4.48
                      TOTALS  9.0 10  2  1  3  3  6 120
    
         WP: Dick Pole (12-13)
         LP: Mike Darr (14-6)
         SV: Al Hrabosky (15)
    
         Temperature: 87F
         Wind: None (Domed Stadium)
         Attendance: 37,254
         Time: 2:42
    
    Expos (66-68) are 4th in NL East 19 GB of the Mets(85-51)
    "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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    Re: "SPIKES" ...The Conway chronicles...

    Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres
    August 13, 1978

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Brian Allard takes the mound for the Padres.
    Ed Brinkman popped up to the shortstop. <--->
    Bobby Valentine grounded to first. <--->
    Tom Paciorek 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
    Doyle Alexander takes the mound for the Dodgers.
    Jerry Remy grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Alan Bannister hit an infield single to third. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Alan Bannister stole second. <-2->
    Todd Rutan grounded to third. <-2->
    Pat Spratt grounded to second. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Sixto Lezcano struck out. <--->
    Bob Bailey flied out to center. <--->
    Bill Robinson struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Steve Yeager grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Jerry Morales grounded to third. <--->
    Willie Crawford grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Rusty Staub struck out. <--->
    Joe Torre popped up to the first baseman in foul ground. <--->
    Doyle Alexander struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Billy Grabarkewitz grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Brian Allard grounded to first. <--->
    Jerry Remy grounded to first. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Ed Brinkman popped up to first. <--->
    Bobby Valentine grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Tom Paciorek popped up foul down the first base line. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Alan Bannister walked. <--1>
    Todd Rutan grounded to third. <-2->
    Pat Spratt walked. <-21>
    Alan Bannister stole third. <3-1>
    Steve Yeager struck out. <3-1>
    Jerry Morales walked. <321>
    Willie Crawford grounded to first. <321>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Sixto Lezcano singled to left. <--1>
    Bob Bailey popped up to second. <--1>
    Bill Robinson flied out to center field. <--1>
    Rusty Staub singled to center. <-21>
    Joe Torre flied out to left. <-21>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Billy Grabarkewitz grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Brian Allard grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Jerry Remy grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Doyle Alexander struck out. <--->
    Ed Brinkman singled down the third base line. <--1>
    The Dodgers put on the hit and run.
    Bobby Valentine grounded to third. <-2->
    Tom Paciorek grounded to third. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Alan Bannister singled to short left-center. <--1>
    Alan Bannister was caught stealing second. <--->
    Todd Rutan singled to short right-center. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Pat Spratt singled through the left side. <-21>
    Steve Yeager grounded to the second baseman for a double play (4-6-3). <-2->
    0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Sixto Lezcano struck out. <--->
    Bob Bailey popped up foul down the first base line. <--->
    Bill Robinson flied out to left field. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Jerry Morales struck out. <--->
    Willie Crawford grounded to third. <--->
    Billy Grabarkewitz grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Rusty Staub grounded to third. <--->
    Joe Torre struck out. <--->
    Byron Browne pinch hit for Doyle Alexander. <--->
    Byron Browne singled to right. <--1>
    Ed Brinkman struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    The Dodgers guarded the lines.
    Jim Otten now pitching for the Dodgers. <--->
    The Dodgers guarded the lines.
    Tom Kelly pinch hit for Brian Allard. <--->
    Tom Kelly hit an infield single to third. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Jerry Remy laid down a sacrifice bunt to first. <-2->
    Alan Bannister grounded to the pitcher. <3-->
    Todd Rutan grounded to short. <3-->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Steve Kealey now pitching for the Padres. <--->
    Bobby Valentine reached first on a fielding error by the shortstop. <--1>
    Tom Paciorek laid down a sacrifice bunt to third. <-2->
    Sixto Lezcano grounded to second. <3-->
    Bob Bailey was intentionally walked. <3-1>
    Bill Robinson grounded to short. <3-1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Pat Spratt singled to right. <--1>
    Steve Yeager laid down a sacrifice bunt to third. <-2->
    Jerry Morales grounded to third. <-2->
    Willie Crawford singled to center field, scoring a run. <--1>

    PADRES WIN: 1-0
    "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" ...The Conway chronicles...

    Code:
    Padres best game in August
    
    Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres
    August 13, 1978
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
           Dodgers (LAD) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    0  4  0
            Padres (SDP) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1    1  7  1
    
    LOS ANGELES                  ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Ed Brinkman (SS)              4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .277
    Bobby Valentine (2B)          4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .279
    Tom Paciorek (LF)             3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .329
    Sixto Lezcano (RF)            4  1  0  0  0  0  2  0    .256
    Bob Bailey (3B)               3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .256
    Bill Robinson (CF)            4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .254
    Rusty Staub (1B)              3  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .310
    Joe Torre (C)                 3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .264
    Doyle Alexander (P)           2  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .147
     Byron Browne (P)             1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .230
     Jim Otten (P)                0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .200
    TOTALS                       31  4  1  0  0  0  8  0
    
    
       DP:  Rusty Staub, Bobby Valentine, Ed Brinkman
    
                 LOS ANGELES   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
             Doyle Alexander  7.0  4  3  0  0  0  2 103   3.37
                   Jim Otten  1.2  3  0  0  1  1  0  23   2.64
                      TOTALS  8.2  7  3  0  1  1  2 126
    
    SAN DIEGO                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Jerry Remy (2B)               3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .283
    Alan Bannister (SS)           3  2  1  0  0  0  0  2    .333
    Todd Rutan (RF)               4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .284
    Pat Spratt (1B)               3  2  1  1  0  0  0  0    .333
    Steve Yeager (C)              3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .269
    Jerry Morales (CF)            3  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .284
    Willie Crawford (LF)          4  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .253
    Billy Grabarkewitz (3B)       3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .246
    Brian Allard (P)              2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .234
     Tom Kelly (P)                1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .300
     Steve Kealey (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       29  7  3  1  0  1  2  2
    
       GDP:  Steve Yeager
       CS:  Alan Bannister
       E:  Alan Bannister
    
                   SAN DIEGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Brian Allard  8.0  4  0  0  0  0  8  95   2.87
                Steve Kealey  1.0  0  1  0  0  0  0  16   4.38
                      TOTALS  9.0  4  1  0  0  0  8 111
    
         WP: Steve Kealey (2-3)
         LP: Jim Otten (6-4)
    
         Temperature: 92F
         Wind: Calm
         Attendance: 45,085
         Time: 2:22
    
    Padres (69-65) are 4th in NL West 7 GB of Dodgers (76-55)
    "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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    Re: "SPIKES" ...The Conway chronicles...

    July 4th 1978

    From the desk of Dan Conway, President of the Conway Corporation

    He receives a phone -call from his son, Augustus "Augie" Conway, Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation.

    Aug: Happy Independence Day, Dad...I'm calling about this silence from Ruskin...bit dilatory in replying, aren't they? I'm told you approached them, some time ago.

    Dan: At last my CEO is in the loop...(sarcastic) Where have you been all my life, Son? Dancin' around with our charities, instead of meeting with our heads of departments?

    Aug: Those blokes don't want to know me, Dad...they regard me as the know-nothing boss's son

    Dan: You can't blame 'em , Lad...they're good at what they do and they know it.

    Aug: But I mean, Dad, all this time and not a peep from Ruskin?

    Dan: My boy, they're probably checking out the Conway Corp, six ways to Sunday...if they connect with us, Targret is probably asking, will we , eventually swallow up his little firm? But it won't hurt to let 'em know that I'm still interested. ...I'll give 'em a call, sometime.
    ******************************************************************************** *********Shortly after, Dan receives a memo from the head of his Computer Division, Joe Carr

    Boss, we've tried high and low, just can't get hold of a Topfords computer; seems Ruskin is keeping its prototypess close to its vest, not letting it out to retailers, middlemen, reviewers, anyone.
    ******************************************************************************** *********Dan's memo in return.
    They're probably leery of us, suspecting that we're doing what we are doing Trying to find out what they're doing. At any rate, we recreated models of the components of the components they submitted, so we're not entirelyin the dark. My daughter reckons we can score with minituare circuits and stuff, cut out a lot of messy wiring...she also reckons there's scope for audio improvement. Keep trying though...fair means - or not.
    ******************************************************************************** *********Rongar writes: Another contribution from my nephew who likes to be known as "Rongar's Ringer"
    ******************************************************************************** *********

    In July, Targret receives a call from the Conway Corporation and it's Dan Conway himself on the phone.

    Conway ’Hello, is that Stan Targret? This is Dan Conway here.’

    Targret ‘Yes, this is he. How do you do Mr. Conway. I believe we met once at a corporation do.’

    Conway ‘Yes we did, and please, call me Dan’

    Targret ‘Okay Dan, how can I help?’

    Conway ‘Well I heard you were having a bit of trouble with some high brow software, is that right?’

    Targret ‘Crikey, I didn’t know there was a grapevine concerning this stuff.’

    Conway ‘I have my sources. The main reason I rang was to ask you if you would care to have
    a business meeting with me and my associates at your soonest convenience. I think I could be of great
    help to you and your organisation particularly with your various software programmes’



    Targret ‘ Well, I won’t deny that sounds interesting. I’m always willing to listen to any suggestions or advice.
    Have you got a date in mind?’

    Conway ‘Umm. What about next week; Friday morning’?

    Targret ‘Bear with me, I’ll just check my diary........Um, yes, that should be fine...around 9.30, oh, one thing.
    I’m gradually bringing my son into the business, would it be ok if he accompanies me, he loves baseball
    and I heard through the grapevine that you used to be a useful player. He’s been playing cricket since he
    was eight but I think he fancies getting into baseball, he’s got a great throwing arm, maybe you could give
    some tips?’

    Conway Love to’ Till next Friday morning then.

    Dan hangs up, shakes his head, grinning "The cheek of that guy...'quite a useful player' ...me, with all those Word Series on my belt...That British humour!"


    ****************************************
    Memo to his lawyer, Sid Cohen

    Memo to his lawyer, Sid Cohen

    I see that the Princess has taken her case to the Contingency firm, Morgan, Smith and Sons. I think that we can expect a class action suit, their main man, Vic Wortley ,will probably gather in any starlet and gaffer, who ever had a beef with Conway Studios in the past. His case is likely why didn't we fire anyone who looked sideways at or dissed anyone else. Our case, we hire and fire only on the accused guy's value to the studio, not his alleged personal behaviour. There'll be no rush to judgement on my watch like those other wimps in high places. We stand by our main men.
    ******************************************************************************** *********A note to Pat Gillick and Roy Hartsfield, General Manager and head coach, respectively, of the Toronto Blue Jays
    "Well done, Guys! At this rate you're going to make the playoffs in just your second season...this will beat anythinjg that I ever did in baseball. Keep up the good work, I'm pulling for you"

    Dan Conway
    "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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    The London "Daily Mirror"

    June 30th, 1978

    Milestones of the month

    by Chatty Cathy

    The month opened with a study in contrasts. In the United States, during June, Mormon Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints abandoned the Church's policy of excluding black men from the Mormon priesthood. Prophet Spencer Kimball opened the Mormon priesthood to blacks

    Roundabout the same time,the US Supreme Court ordered the medical school at the University of California to admit Allan Bakke, a white man who argued he had been a victim of reverse racial discrimination. The US court’s Bakke decision allowed universities to consider race in their decisions only if other factors were equal.

    This is how it should be "Affirmative action" was meant to be an opportunity for all, not a stick for minorities to beat Caucasians with

    The Rolling Stones' "Some Girls" album was released. causing some of the women on the LP's cover Lucille Ball, Raquel Welch, Liz Taylor--to threaten legal action. Atlantic, the record company involved, are holding on...cute move - the longer the legal shenanigans take, the more LPs will be sold because of the publicity.

    June the 13th was a black day for IsraeI. Their vaunted army suffered its first defeat in Lebanon. The Israelis, naturally, call it a strategic withdrawal, but there's no doubt their military prestige suffered a black eye and bloody nose at the hands of the Arabs, this time.

    There was a traditional June wedding for King Hussein of Jordan, and his 27- year -old fourth bride, Lisa Halaby, an American-Arab New Yorker, who then became Queen Noor.


    Meanwhile, other Arabs were making war, not love, during June. in North Yemen President. Ahmad Hussein al-Ghashmi was murdered and replaced by Lt.-Col. Ali Abdullah Saleh.

    The Colonel's power seems strong in the cities but in the countryside Sheik Abdulla al-Ahmar rules the roost. There was also a coup in Southern Yemen (formerly Aden). Pres. Salem Rubaye Ali was ousted, tried and shot. He was succeeded by Ali Nasir Muhammad. Those Arabs do not mess about, do they?

    Soyuz 30 carried two cosmonauts to that wondrous space station in the sky, the Salyut 6 space station. What a commute, eh, People? I bet those two blokes won't be home by seven.

    Neither will Bob Crane (50), the actor who played Colonel Robert Hogan in the TV show "Hogan’s Heroes," was found bludgeoned to death in Scottsdale, Arizona this month.
    "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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