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

    From the desk of Dan Conway in early April of 1974

    A letter to Dieter Eisenreich, an automoblle dealer in West Berlin.

    Dear Herr Eisenreich,

    Congratulations on your new "Golf" Volkswagen. It looks like a fine machine, and I would like to sell some here, in North America. I have applied directly to the VW manufacturer in Wolfsburg but am informed that they have not the capacity to serve me, whilst the rest of Europe is demanding these automobiles.

    As the biggest automobile dealer in West Germany, I presume that you have a number of these cars for sale. I know that you are bound to sell at a fixed price, both by your supplier, and the German government, but if you ship some of those "Golfs" to me I will pay you, personally, one hundred dollars per car, over that limit, besides paying for the shipping and other expenses, of course. in their transit.This means for every dozen cars you can send me, you make more than a thousand American dollars, for your own personal use, which, I understand, are worth far more than that enumeration in Western, and , especially, Eastern Germany.

    I hope that you can co-operate with me in a deal, lucrative to both of us.

    Yours truly,

    Dan Conway.
    ******************************************************************************** ****************************
    Memo to Albert Porter, Head of Conway Productions.

    " I think that the time has come for us to focus less on movies for the theatre, and move onto lesser fare for the t.v. channel. Situation comedies. and mini-series seem to be the going thing on the television screen right now, and the commercial spots are numerous, and lucrative.

    We ought to be in there.

    Please attend to this."
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    Memo to John MacNamara, Coach of the San Diego Padres

    " Whilst watching a game, recently, I saw a catcher apparently just miss tagging a runner sliding for home plate, but the umpire giving the runner out, anyway. As the television slo-mo replay later revealed, the ump had spotted that the catcher had just managed to make contact with a corner of a batting glove, stuffed into the runners left hip pocket.

    Would you, therefor, impress upon our players that they should carry nothing that can protrude, from this pocket, which of course, is open to the field of play.

    A trivial detail, to be sure, but it may save a run, which may save a game which will save a season, one never knows in baseball, right?"
    "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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    San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants
    June 21, 1974

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Jim Barr takes the mound for the Giants.
    Larry Bowa grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Billy Grabarkewitz grounded to first. <--->
    Larry Biittner grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    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
    Gary Beare takes the mound for the Padres.
    Ron Hunt grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Vic Davalillo grounded to short. <--->
    George Foster struck out. <--->
    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
    Mike Lum doubled down the left field line. <-2->
    Ken Harrelson grounded to the second baseman. <3-->
    Jerry Morales struck out. <3-->
    Dai Boyd grounded to the shortstop. <3-->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Dave Kingman struck out. <--->
    Willie McCovey flied out to center. <--->
    Tony Perez popped up to second. <--->
    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
    Joe Azcue flied out to left. <--->
    Gary Beare reached second on a throwing error by the first baseman. <-2->
    Larry Bowa flied out to center field. <-2->
    Billy Grabarkewitz grounded to the pitcher. <-2->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Dick Dietz popped up to the shortstop. <--->
    Chris Speier singled through the left side. <--1>
    Jim Barr laid down a sacrifice bunt to the pitcher. <-2->
    Ron Hunt grounded to the third baseman. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the third, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Larry Biittner grounded to short. <--->
    Mike Lum homered down the left-field line. <--->
    Ken Harrelson grounded to second. <--->
    Jerry Morales lined out to first. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, San Diego leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Vic Davalillo singled to right. <--1>
    Vic Davalillo was caught stealing second. <--->
    George Foster singled up the middle. <--1>
    Dave Kingman grounded to second for a double play (4-6-3). <--->
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, San Francisco trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Dai Boyd grounded to short. <--->
    Joe Azcue flied out to right. <--->
    Gary Beare doubled to the wall in right. <-2->
    Gary Beare went for an extra base and reached third. <3-->
    Larry Bowa reached first on a fielding error by the shortstop - a run scored. <--1>
    Billy Grabarkewitz walked. <-21>
    Larry Biittner popped up foul down the first base line. <-21>
    1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, San Diego leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Willie McCovey popped up foul down the third base line. <--->
    Tony Perez lined out to short. <--->
    Dick Dietz struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, San Francisco trails 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Mike Lum grounded to third. <--->
    Ken Harrelson grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Jerry Morales grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, San Diego leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Chris Speier grounded to short. <--->
    Jim Barr popped up to short. <--->
    Ron Hunt singled up the middle. <--1>
    Vic Davalillo grounded to short. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, San Francisco trails 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Dai Boyd grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Joe Azcue homered into the left field bleachers. <--->
    Gary Beare singled into the right field corner. <--1>
    Larry Bowa grounded back to the pitcher, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Larry Bowa stole second. <-2->
    Billy Grabarkewitz singled up the middle, scoring a run. <--1>
    Billy Grabarkewitz went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Larry Biittner grounded to third. <-2->
    2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, San Diego leads 4 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    George Foster doubled to deep right field. <-2->
    Dave Kingman was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Willie McCovey popped up to second. <-21>
    Tony Perez walked. <321>
    Dick Dietz popped up to the second baseman. <321>
    Chris Speier doubled in the left field gap for two RBIs. <32->
    Tony Gonzalez pinch hit for Jim Barr. <32->
    Tony Gonzalez was intentionally walked. <321>
    Ron Hunt popped up foul down the third base line. <321>
    2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, San Francisco trails 4 to 2.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Gary Lavelle now pitching for the Giants. <--->
    Mike Lum grounded to third. <--->
    Ken Harrelson struck out. <--->
    Jerry Morales grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, San Diego leads 4 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Vic Davalillo hit an infield single to first. <--1>
    George Foster grounded to third. <-2->
    Dave Kingman was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Willie McCovey grounded to first, forcing the runner at second. <3-1>
    Tony Perez was intentionally walked. <321>
    Dick Dietz flied out to center. <321>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, San Francisco trails 4 to 2.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Dai Boyd grounded to second. <--->
    Joe Azcue singled to right field. <--1>
    Bob Christian pinch hit for Gary Beare. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Bob Christian lined out to right. <--1>
    Larry Bowa grounded to first base. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, San Diego leads 4 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Rusty Gerhardt now pitching for the Padres. <--->
    Chris Speier singled to left. <--1>
    Bruce Miller pinch hit for Gary Lavelle. <--1>
    Bruce Miller struck out. <--1>
    Ron Hunt singled up the middle. <-21>
    Tommy Davis pinch hit for Vic Davalillo. <-21>
    Tommy Davis singled to center, scoring a run. <3-1>
    The Padres brought the infield in.
    George Foster grounded to the pitcher, scoring a run. <--1>
    Dave Kingman struck out. <--1>
    2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the ninth, the game is tied at 4.

    TOP OF THE TENTH
    Tim Stoddard now pitching for the Giants. <--->
    Billy Grabarkewitz lined out to third. <--->
    Larry Biittner grounded to short. <--->
    The Giants guarded the lines.
    Mike Lum walked. <--1>
    The Giants guarded the lines.
    Ken Harrelson struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the tenth, the game is tied at 4.

    BOTTOM OF THE TENTH
    Willie McCovey singled to right. <--1>
    Tony Perez lined out to third. <--1>
    Dick Dietz grounded to second for a double play (4-6-1). <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the tenth, the game is tied at 4.

    TOP OF THE ELEVENTH
    Jerry Morales grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    The Giants guarded the lines.
    Dai Boyd flied out to left. <--->
    The Giants guarded the lines.
    Joe Azcue singled down the third base line. <--1>
    The Giants guarded the lines.
    Jesus Alou pinch hit for Rusty Gerhardt. <--1>
    The Giants guarded the lines.
    Enzo Hernandez pinch ran for Joe Azcue. <--1>
    The Giants guarded the lines.
    Jesus Alou singled down the third base line, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Larry Bowa grounded to second. <3-1>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the eleventh, the game is tied at 4.

    BOTTOM OF THE ELEVENTH
    Steve Simpson now pitching for the Padres. <--->
    Gene Lamont came in to play Catcher. <--->
    Chris Speier singled through the left side. <--1>
    Chris Arnold pinch hit for Tim Stoddard. <--1>
    Chris Arnold struck out. <--1>
    Ron Hunt laid down a sacrifice bunt back to the pitcher. <-2->
    Tommy Davis was intentionally walked. <-21>
    George Foster grounded to the pitcher. <-21>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the eleventh, the game is tied at 4.

    TOP OF THE TWELFTH
    The Giants guarded the lines.
    Rich Gossage now pitching for the Giants. <--->
    The Giants guarded the lines.
    Billy Grabarkewitz walked. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Billy Grabarkewitz was caught stealing second. <--->
    Larry Biittner walked. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Mike Lum laid down a sacrifice bunt to the pitcher. <-2->
    Rich Gossage threw a wild pitch. <3-->
    Ken Harrelson singled to right-center, scoring a run. <--1>
    Jerry Morales flied out to center. <--1>
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the twelfth, San Diego leads 5 to 4.

    BOTTOM OF THE TWELFTH
    Dave Kingman walked. <--1>
    Willie McCovey popped up to short. <--1>
    Tony Perez grounded to the pitcher, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Dick Dietz grounded to the shortstop. <--1>

    PADRES WIN: 5-4
    "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...

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    Bonus game in June
    
    San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants
    June 21, 1974
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
            Padres (SDP) 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 1  5 10  0
            Giants (SFG) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0  4 12  2
    
    SAN DIEGO                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Larry Bowa (SS)               6  0  0  1  0  0  0  1    .231
    Billy Grabarkewitz (3B)       4  1  2  0  0  1  0  0    .227
    Larry Biittner (1B)           5  0  1  1  0  0  0  0    .308
    Mike Lum (LF)                 4  2  1  1  1  1  0  0    .257
    Ken Harrelson (CF)            6  1  0  0  0  1  2  0    .208
    Jerry Morales (RF)            6  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .217
    Dai Boyd (2B)                 5  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .268
    Joe Azcue (C)                 5  3  0  1  1  1  0  0    .159
     Enzo Hernandez (P)           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .309
     Gene Lamont (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .205
    Gary Beare (P)                3  2  0  1  0  0  0  0    .310
     Bob Christian (P)            1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .273
     Rusty Gerhardt (P)           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Jesus Alou (P)               1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .231
     Steve Simpson (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       46 10  4  5  2  4  3  1
    
       2B:  Billy Grabarkewitz (15), Mike Lum (15)
       3B:  Gary Beare (1)
       HR:  Joe Azcue (1), Mike Lum (8)
       CS:  Billy Grabarkewitz
    
       DP:  Larry Biittner, Dai Boyd 2, Larry Bowa 2
    
                   SAN DIEGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                  Gary Beare  8.0  7  5  0  2  2  3 121   3.42
              Rusty Gerhardt  2.0  4  0  0  2  2  2  30   3.88
               Steve Simpson  2.0  1  2  0  0  0  1  39   3.80
                      TOTALS 12.0 12  7  0  4  4  6 190
    
    SAN FRANCISCO                ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Ron Hunt (2B)                 5  2  0  1  0  0  0  0    .278
    Vic Davalillo (CF)            4  2  0  0  0  0  0  0    .280
     Tommy Davis (P)              1  1  1  0  0  1  0  0    .305
    George Foster (LF)            6  2  0  1  0  1  1  0    .273
    Dave Kingman (1B)             3  0  3  1  0  0  2  0    .217
    Willie McCovey (RF)           6  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .312
    Tony Perez (3B)               4  0  2  0  0  0  0  0    .324
    Dick Dietz (C)                6  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .249
    Chris Speier (SS)             5  4  0  1  0  2  0  0    .281
    Jim Barr (P)                  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .042
     Tony Gonzalez (P)            0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .261
     Gary Lavelle (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Bruce Miller (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .400
     Tim Stoddard (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .333
     Chris Arnold (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .231
     Rich Gossage (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       43 12  7  4  0  4  6  0
    
       2B:  Chris Speier (12), George Foster (21)
       GDP:  Dick Dietz, Dave Kingman
       CS:  Vic Davalillo
       E:  Dave Kingman, Chris Speier
    
               SAN FRANCISCO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                    Jim Barr  7.0  6  1  2  4  3  1 104   3.64
                Gary Lavelle  2.0  1  0  0  0  0  1  18   3.07
                Tim Stoddard  2.0  2  1  0  0  0  1  31   2.17
                Rich Gossage  1.0  1  2  0  1  1  0  25   5.84
                      TOTALS 12.0 10  4  2  5  4  3 178
    
         WP: Steve Simpson (5-4)
         LP: Rich Gossage (1-4)
    
         Temperature: 75F
         Wind: Calm
         Attendance: 30,402
         Time: 3:59
    "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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    Copper's nark

    By mid-May, Jacey had things sorted; he had persuaded the fair ??? of the Beauty Salon to come work in the Thrift shop on a permanent basis, and had also gained some bonus labour, from, of all people, the police!

    One fine day, earlier in the Spring, Detective -Sergeant Jimmy Shevlin, in his undercover guise, had set Toni's heart aquiver with apprehension when she was standing in for her husband at the newsagent's shop.

    For a few awful moments, she thought that the copper had gotten wind of some of the Conways' illegal activities such as fencing stolen property, or non-reporting of a murder, but she shortly realized thatshe was the main attraction. The policeman had always been partial to her, ever since they had brought down Tommy Cooper together, and now he had a prime excuse for renewing her pretty acquaintance.

    In his seedy homeless person's garb, he looked quickly round to make sure that no one was in earshot, then asked her "Do you think your husband could use another young man in his Thrift Shop....it'll be free labour..." he hastened to explain, observing her doubtful look. "...I caught this young feller, Ken Dahl, shoplifting, and made him put the stuff back....I didn't want to arrest him over something so petty, so I gave him the option of him doing some community service , if I didn't turn him in"

    "Are not the magistrates only qualified to do that?" Toni quizzed the policeman.

    Shevlin winked.

    "By rights..." he admitted with a grin "..but sometimes we coppers have to use discretion, the gaols are full enough, the now, and we have paper work up to our eyebrows for every arrest we make...this is better justice"

    "I'll have to check it with Jace..." she offered "...but if it will not cost, I know that he will like...when will ...this Ken person?...when will he begin?"

    The policeman shrugged "Soon as you give the word, Dear..."

    He would have said more, but then a customer entered the shop. Shevlin gave signs of wanting to stay until the customer left, to chat her up, but Toni was having none of that.

    "Sorry sir..." She addressed the startled Jimmy "...We don't allow credit...we let you have it , everyone will want it...please come back when you can pay for what you want"

    With that , the frustrated romantic policeman was obliged to leave to maintain his cover, but as she weighed out an ounce of sweets for the small boy who had interrupted Jimmy, she smiled as she thought of the bobby's wiliness.

    Apart from the opportunity to flirt with a bit of nice Japanese crackling, the detective thought to put an informant in place, within a Thrift shop which would be a magnet for thieves wanting to get a little money for their ill- gotten gains

    Well Jimmy Shevlin's clever little scheme was a fair wind that was going to blow the Conway ship of fortune right along, Toni reflected. More than once, Jacy had caught this same little Dahl shoplifting in the newsagents, and thrown the teenager out. Now this street wise little criminal was about to join the Conways in their own illegal enterprises.

    Life was good, thought Mrs Toni 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.

    "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 9th 1974

    Machiavellian Trudeau

    by Lynn Howard

    The year that started so auspiciously for Pierre Trudeau seemed to have gone sideways by the Spring. Rumblings of separatism were, again, heard in the land, not only from Rene' Levesqe's Parti Quebecois, but from the far West where Peter lougheed had gotten into it with the Prime Minister over oil issues.

    Lougheed wanted his Alberta to profit from the world oil shortage, Pierre professed to want the largesse to be spread, not over all Canada, but to sink back some of the windfall into further development of the oil fields

    And John Turner's recent budget had offended a lot of people; his own bureaucrats who disagreed with his Registered Home Ownership Savings Plan, (RHOSP), The NDP because Turner had ignored many items on the "shopping list" presented to the government by its Socialist leader, David Lewis, who, forthwith, withdrew his support of the minority government, causing it to fall, yesterday, when it was defeated in the House of Commons by a vote on that budget.

    But all is not as catyclismic as it seems for Pierre, and his Liberals. He, and John Turner, have taken care to antagonize the minor parties, Consrvative, NDP, PQ. by cuddling up to the mass of Canadians in preaching Nationalism, offering tax cuts, to the white and blue collars, and soaking the rich a little, with a rise in corporate taxation.

    The RHOSP plan alone, so reminiscent of one of the most important schemes that the Liberals ever launched for this country, the Registered Retirement Savings Plan, will win many seats for the Liberals in the general election now slated for July 8th.
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=+Regi...BMHe8AfalJrACg

    Messrs Trudeau, Turner and their political guru, Keith Daveyhad engineered their own downfall, by arousing the minority parties against them, whilst stroking the major part of the Canadian electorate, then craftily blaming that minority opposition for forcing an unwanted election upon the Canadian 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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    American League at National League
    July 9, 1974

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Don Sutton takes the mound for the National League.
    Rick Monday singled to center. <--1>
    Mike Hargrove singled up the middle. <-21>
    Rod Carew struck out. <-21>
    Carlton Fisk homered into the center field bleachers for three RBIs. <--->
    Aurelio Rodriguez flied out to center. <--->
    Carl Yastrzemski singled to left. <--1>
    Don Money struck out. <--1>
    3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, American League leads 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Dave Boswell takes the mound for the American League.
    Joe Morgan singled through the hole. <--1>
    Joe Morgan was caught stealing second. <--->
    Amos Otis grounded to third. <--->
    Pete Rose singled to center field. <--1>
    Mike Schmidt struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, National League trails 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Jimmy Wynn flied out to center. <--->
    Harmon Killebrew pinch hit for Dave Boswell. <--->
    Harmon Killebrew struck out. <--->
    Rick Monday struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, American League leads 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Bob Gibson now pitching for the American League. <--->
    Earl Williams grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Willie Stargell grounded to first. <--->
    Johnny Briggs flied out to right. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the second, National League trails 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Steve Rogers now pitching for the National League. <--->
    Mike Hargrove hit an infield single to third. <--1>
    Rod Carew grounded to the second baseman, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Carlton Fisk grounded back to the pitcher, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Aurelio Rodriguez grounded to the pitcher. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, American League leads 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Dave Concepcion popped up to the second baseman. <--->
    Steve Garvey pinch hit for Steve Rogers. <--->
    Steve Garvey grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Joe Morgan grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, National League trails 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Nolan Ryan now pitching for the National League. <--->
    Carl Yastrzemski struck out. <--->
    Don Money popped up behind home plate. <--->
    Jimmy Wynn struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, American League leads 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Amos Otis singled through the right side. <--1>
    Pete Rose grounded to second for a double play (4-6-1). <--->
    Mike Schmidt singled to right. <--1>
    Earl Williams doubled down the left field line, scoring a run. <-2->
    Willie Stargell doubled to deep right field, scoring a run. <-2->
    Johnny Briggs grounded to short. <-2->
    2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, National League trails 3 to 2.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Brian Downing pinch hit for Bob Gibson. <--->
    Brian Downing struck out. <--->
    Rick Monday singled to right. <--1>
    Mike Hargrove singled to short left-center, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Nolan Ryan threw a wild pitch - a run scored. <-2->
    Nolan Ryan threw a wild pitch. <3-->
    Rod Carew doubled into the right field corner, scoring a run. <-2->
    Rod Carew was caught stealing third. <--->
    Carlton Fisk singled to center. <--1>
    Aurelio Rodriguez grounded to short. <--1>
    2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, American League leads 5 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Joe Niekro now pitching for the American League. <--->
    Dave Concepcion doubled into the right field corner. <-2->
    Ted Simmons pinch hit for Nolan Ryan. <-2->
    Ted Simmons singled to short left-center, scoring a run. <--1>
    Joe Morgan grounded to the pitcher, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Amos Otis reached first on a fielding error by the catcher. <-21>
    Pete Rose grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <-2->
    1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, National League trails 5 to 3.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Ken Holtzman now pitching for the National League. <--->
    Carl Yastrzemski grounded to third. <--->
    Don Money grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Jimmy Wynn popped up to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, American League leads 5 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Mike Schmidt struck out. <--->
    Earl Williams grounded to second. <--->
    Willie Stargell homered over the left field fence. <--->
    Johnny Briggs singled to center. <--1>
    Dave Concepcion walked. <-21>
    Tony Perez pinch hit for Ken Holtzman. <-21>
    Tony Perez struck out. <-21>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, National League trails 5 to 4.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Manny Muniz now pitching for the National League. <--->
    Gorman Thomas pinch hit for Joe Niekro. <--->
    Gorman Thomas walked. <--1>
    Rick Monday laid down a sacrifice bunt to the pitcher. <-2->
    Mike Hargrove singled to left, scoring a run. <--1>
    Rod Carew popped up to the second baseman. <--1>
    Carlton Fisk grounded to third. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, American League leads 6 to 4.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Rollie Fingers now pitching for the American League. <--->
    Joe Morgan singled to left. <--1>
    Amos Otis singled to center. <-21>
    Pete Rose flied out to right. <-21>
    Joe Morgan tagged up and reached third. <3-1>
    Mike Schmidt singled to center, scoring a run. <-21>
    Earl Williams grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <-2->
    1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, National League trails 6 to 5.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Gene Garber now pitching for the National League. <--->
    Aurelio Rodriguez grounded to third. <--->
    Carl Yastrzemski struck out. <--->
    Don Money flied out to left field. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, American League leads 6 to 5.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Gary Jones now pitching for the American League. <--->
    Willie Stargell struck out. <--->
    Johnny Briggs grounded to short. <--->
    Dave Concepcion popped up to the catcher in foul ground. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, National League trails 6 to 5.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Jimmy Wynn popped up foul down the third base line. <--->
    Bill Freehan pinch hit for Gary Jones. <--->
    Bill Freehan was hit by a pitch. <--1>
    Rick Monday struck out. <--1>
    Mike Hargrove struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, American League leads 6 to 5.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Dave Johnson now pitching for the American League. <--->
    Ron Hunt pinch hit for Gene Garber. <--->
    Ron Hunt singled down the left field line. <--1>
    Joe Morgan laid down a sacrifice bunt to the third baseman. <-2->
    Amos Otis singled to center, scoring a run. <--1>
    Pete Rose laid down a sacrifice bunt back to the pitcher. <-2->
    Mike Schmidt lined out to center. <-2->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the ninth, the game is tied at 6.

    TOP OF THE TENTH
    Tug McGraw now pitching for the National League. <--->
    Rod Carew singled through the left side. <--1>
    Rod Carew stole second. <-2->
    Carlton Fisk homered into the right field bleachers for two RBIs. <--->
    Aurelio Rodriguez flied out to right. <--->
    Carl Yastrzemski grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
    Don Money struck out. <--->
    2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the tenth, American League leads 8 to 6.

    BOTTOM OF THE TENTH
    Earl Williams flied out to left field. <--->
    Willie Stargell homered over the right field fence. <--->
    Johnny Briggs singled up the middle. <--1>
    Dave Concepcion laid down a sacrifice bunt to third. <-2->
    Johnny Bench pinch hit for Tug McGraw. <-2->
    Johnny Bench struck out. <-2->

    AMERICAN LEAGUE WIN: 8-7
    "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:
    The  1974 All-Star game
    
    American League American League at National League National League
    July 9, 1974
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
    American League (AL) 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 2  8 12  1
    National League (NL) 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 1  7 17  0
    
    AMERICAN LEAGUE              ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Rick Monday (CF)              4  2  0  2  0  0  2  0    .321
    Mike Hargrove (1B)            5  4  0  2  0  1  1  0    .380
    Rod Carew (2B)                5  2  0  1  0  1  1  1    .393
    Carlton Fisk (C)              5  3  0  2  2  5  0  0    .330
    Aurelio Rodriguez (3B)        5  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .362
    Carl Yastrzemski (LF)         5  1  0  0  0  0  2  0    .305
    Don Money (SS)                5  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .333
    Jimmy Wynn (RF)               4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .325
    Dave Boswell (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Harmon Killebrew (P)         1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .269
     Bob Gibson (P)               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Brian Downing (P)            1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .322
     Joe Niekro (P)               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Gorman Thomas (P)            0  0  1  1  0  0  0  0    .268
     Rollie Fingers (P)           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Gary Jones (P)               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Bill Freehan (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .288
     Dave Johnson (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       40 12  1  8  2  7 11  1
    
       2B:  Rod Carew
       HR:  Carlton Fisk 2
       HBP:  Bill Freehan
       CS:  Rod Carew
    
       DP:  Mike Hargrove 2, Rod Carew 3, Aurelio Rodriguez, Don Money 2
       E:  Carlton Fisk
    
                               ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Dave Boswell  1.0  2  0  0  0  0  1  22   3.35
                  Bob Gibson  3.0  4  0  0  2  2  0  51   3.92
                  Joe Niekro  2.0  4  1  1  2  2  2  42   3.39
              Rollie Fingers  1.0  3  0  0  1  1  0  18   0.64
                  Gary Jones  1.0  0  0  0  0  0  1  12   1.48
                Dave Johnson  2.0  4  0  1  2  2  1  40   1.72
                      TOTALS 10.0 17  1  2  7  7  5 185
    
    NATIONAL LEAGUE              ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Joe Morgan (2B)               4  2  0  1  0  0  0  0    .270
    Amos Otis (CF)                5  3  0  0  0  1  0  0    .321
    Pete Rose (RF)                4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .334
    Mike Schmidt (3B)             5  2  0  1  0  1  2  0    .248
    Earl Williams (C)             5  1  0  1  0  1  0  0    .289
    Willie Stargell (LF)          5  3  0  2  2  3  1  0    .285
    Johnny Briggs (1B)            5  2  0  0  0  0  0  0    .284
    Dave Concepcion (SS)          3  1  1  1  0  0  0  0    .304
    Don Sutton (P)                0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .167
     Steve Rogers (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .075
     Steve Garvey (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .332
     Nolan Ryan (P)               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .158
     Ted Simmons (P)              1  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .256
     Ken Holtzman (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .182
     Tony Perez (P)               1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .323
     Manny Muniz (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Gene Garber (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .200
     Ron Hunt (P)                 1  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .283
     Tug McGraw (P)               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   1.000
     Johnny Bench (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .278
    TOTALS                       41 17  1  7  2  7  5  0
    
       2B:  Earl Williams, Dave Concepcion, Willie Stargell
       HR:  Willie Stargell 2
       GDP:  Earl Williams, Pete Rose 2
       CS:  Joe Morgan
    
                               ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                  Don Sutton  2.0  4  0  1  3  3  4  52   1.64
                Steve Rogers  1.0  1  0  0  0  0  0  13   2.65
                  Nolan Ryan  2.0  4  0  0  2  2  3  37   2.72
                Ken Holtzman  1.0  0  0  0  0  0  0  12   2.27
                 Manny Muniz  1.0  1  1  0  1  1  0  25   1.94
                 Gene Garber  2.0  0  0  0  0  0  3  26   2.26
                  Tug McGraw  1.0  2  0  1  2  2  1  19   2.27
                      TOTALS 10.0 12  1  2  8  8 11 184
    
         WP: Dave Johnson
         LP: Tug McGraw
    
         Temperature: 86F
         Wind: 4 MPH (in from center)
         Attendance: 50,000
         Time: 4:14
    "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 "Canadian Chronicle"

    June 4th, 1974

    Drafting debut

    by Al Kirby

    The son, Valentine, of our chief editorials writer, Lynn Howard, has aspirations of becoming a baseball scout when he graduates from college, next year.(Mrs Howard, of course, has no immediate aspirations these days, having already arrived as one of the most successful Canadian entrepreneurs, show-business celebrities, and prized correspondent of this newspaper, in this generation)

    Such is our regard for his mother, that we've agreed to allow young (22) master Valentine Mercier, to try out his scouting chops by predicting the outcome of today's baseball Amateur Draft. Here is his list, in order of being picked.

    #1 3B Paul Molitor
    #2 OF Dale Murphy
    #3 SP Chuck Porter
    *4 C Lance Parrish
    *5 SP Mario Soto
    #6 RP Kevin Saucier

    The "Chronicle" invites you to write in and deliver your own verdicts on Val's picks. This writer offers no opinion, he has only hockey pucks dancing in his little pointy head.
    -30-
    (Rongar writes: If any Member is curious as to how "Mercier's" picks worked out, I invite them to open up the Mogul Season of 1974 and study the Amateur Draft selections of that year. It will mean posting a couple of months with whatever team you use to get there, but that won't take long).
    "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"

    May 31st 1974

    Milestones of the Month

    b
    y Chatty Cathy

    Tough times at the White House. President Nixon now bereft of his two henchmen, Haldeman and Erlichman both under indictment for authorizing spying on their fellow Americans, opening their mails, bugging their phones, breaking into their homes and offices, scrubbing the records of the bombing of Cambodia, stuffing bags with cash to bribe people to keep their mouths shut about Watergate.

    Meanwhile Dick Nixon was writing a categorical denial that he tried to cover up Watergate, even while, during the month, the Watergate committee was gradually establishing his complicity in the cover-up. It cannot be long before the President of the United States faces impeachment.

    And while all this goes on, he has to prepare for a summit with Leonid Brezshnev which, as Nixon, himself decribes it, "Either we move forward on a constructive basis...or we stop. If it is the latter,the world will be a dangerous place"

    But the world is already a dangerous place, Sir. Especially this part of the world where The Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), exploded four car bombs in Dublin and Monaghan in the Irish Republic this month. The attacks killed 33 civilians and wounded almost 300 others, the greatest number of casualties in any single day during the UVF's campaign against Catholics.

    Not to mention the massive shootout in the U.S.A. itself, when members of the Symbionese Liberation Army clashed with the Los Angeles Police Department, resulting in a two-hour firefight which left six SLA members dead, including their leader, Donald DeFreeze.
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=symbi...A8_e8AejpoS4Dg

    And now, India, in May, became the sixth nation to test its own atomic bomb.

    As a gossip columnist, I must dispense this tasty morsel about American show business, politics and the Conway family...it seems that the family is in uproar about the baseball player who became an actor then a Congressman. Dan Conway, the head of the family discovered the little black lad, Keith Washington, could play America's favourite game quite well, hired him as a batter, then discovered that he could sing better than he could hit, so stuck Keith in a a movie, a remake of Jerome Kern's- "Showboat". - Dan is also a showman on the side

    The lad made his mark singing "Ol' Man River" in the film, then went on to have a lucrative movie career, until Conway's own daughter, Gussie, herself, already a showbiz celebrity and political activist, lured Keith into politics to oppose her own conservative father, Dan, for election to Congress.

    Keith, who ran as a Democrat, won handily, over a misathropic Conway, but after a few months in the place named after himself, Washington, he pined for for the high life of his former show business, and when Gussie's own mother, Lynn Howard, who, like her ex-husband Dan, has her fingers in many pies including show business (She produces and appears in "Woman's Hour" on the telly), made Congressman Washington an offer he couldn't refuse, he signed up for one of her films a remake of "Sanders of the River"

    Notwithstanding his day job waiting back in Congress, looking out for the folks who elected him, Keith signed on for the film which is currently being shot in Culver City, California - way over on the other side of the United States, almost as far as one can get from the capital city of America..

    Gussie, a dyed-in-the -wool Socialist who sponsored the young Negro, believing that he could speak for his fellow black men, also the farm industry which Gussie is passionate about, was furious when she learned of Keith's abandonment of her cause. She mistakenly thought that it was her father's doing, in revenge for his defeat at the polls, which she largely engineered, and now, is not speaking to him.

    What a family!

    As well as a bit of uplift in reporting that An all-female Japanese team made it to the summit of Mount Manaslu in Nepal, becoming the first women to climb the 8,000 metre peak

    There was also bad personal news for yours truly. It seems that the newspapers are not immune from the three -day workweek, after all.

    While all newspapers will publish daily, as usual, they have been asked by the government to provide only essential news and data, any op-ed pieces, editorial comment, or trivia gossip to be excluded, because their workstations will be closed down to save fuel. I, myself, have been laid off from writing this column until the Autumn, when I shall return with a summary of the summer.

    Until then, I wish you months of sunshine and peace.
    -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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    Montreal Expos at New York Mets
    July 16, 1974

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Jerry Koosman takes the mound for the Mets.
    Rod Gaspar was hit by a pitch. <--1>
    The Expos put on the hit and run.
    Tony Taylor singled through the right side, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Danny Godby singled up the middle, scoring a run. <-21>
    Ron Allen grounded to the pitcher, forcing the runner at third. <-21>
    Del Unser grounded to the pitcher, forcing the runner at second. <3-1>
    Jack Hiatt struck out. <3-1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, Montreal leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Balor Moore takes the mound for the Expos.
    Amos Otis flied out to right. <--->
    Ken Boswell grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Johnny Briggs tripled to deep center field. <3-->
    Ken Singleton grounded to third. <3-->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, New York trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Eddie Leon singled to left. <--1>
    Eddie Leon went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Tommy Helms singled up the middle, scoring a run. <--1>
    Balor Moore laid down a sacrifice bunt to the pitcher. <-2->
    Rod Gaspar flied out to left. <-2->
    Tony Taylor singled to center. <3-1>
    Danny Godby singled to short left-center, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Ron Allen grounded to second. <3-1>
    2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, Montreal leads 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Johnny Bench grounded to first. <--->
    Ken McMullen flied out to left. <--->
    Rico Carty grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the second, New York trails 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Del Unser grounded to second. <--->
    Jack Hiatt struck out. <--->
    Eddie Leon singled back through the middle. <--1>
    Tommy Helms singled to left-center. <-21>
    Balor Moore grounded to the second baseman. <-21>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Montreal leads 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Dave Concepcion lined out to right. <--->
    Jerry Koosman singled through the right side. <--1>
    Amos Otis popped up to short. <--1>
    Ken Boswell grounded to the shortstop. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the third, New York trails 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Rod Gaspar lined out to right. <--->
    Tony Taylor popped up foul down the first base line. <--->
    Danny Godby hit an infield single to short. <--1>
    Ron Allen struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Montreal leads 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Johnny Briggs struck out. <--->
    Ken Singleton flied out to center. <--->
    Johnny Bench lined out to right field. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, New York trails 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Del Unser doubled down the left field line. <-2->
    Jack Hiatt walked. <-21>
    Eddie Leon flied out to center field. <-21>
    Jerry Koosman threw a wild pitch. <32->
    Tommy Helms flied out to center. <32->
    Del Unser tagged up and scored. <-2->
    Balor Moore struck out. <-2->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Montreal leads 4 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Ken McMullen flied out to left. <--->
    Rico Carty grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Dave Concepcion grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, New York trails 4 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Rod Gaspar hit an infield single to second. <--1>
    Tony Taylor struck out. <--1>
    The Expos put on the hit and run.
    Danny Godby singled through the left side. <-21>
    John Morris now pitching for the Mets. <-21>
    Ron Allen singled to left. <321>
    Del Unser struck out. <321>
    Jack Hiatt grounded to the second baseman. <321>
    0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Montreal leads 4 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    John Morris struck out. <--->
    Amos Otis homered over the center field fence. <--->
    Ken Boswell walked. <--1>
    Johnny Briggs struck out. <--1>
    Ken Singleton walked. <-21>
    Balor Moore threw a wild pitch. <32->
    Johnny Bench struck out. <32->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, New York trails 4 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Eddie Leon struck out. <--->
    Tommy Helms grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
    Balor Moore grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Montreal leads 4 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Ken McMullen singled up the middle. <--1>
    Rico Carty singled up the middle. <-21>
    Dave Concepcion grounded to the second baseman for a double play (4-6-1). <3-->
    Bill McNulty pinch hit for John Morris. <3-->
    Bill McNulty grounded to second. <3-->
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, New York trails 4 to 1.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Tug McGraw now pitching for the Mets. <--->
    Rod Gaspar singled to short left-center. <--1>
    Tony Taylor flied out to right. <--1>
    The Expos put on the hit and run.
    Danny Godby lined out to left. <--1>
    Rod Gaspar was picked off first. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Montreal leads 4 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Amos Otis flied out to right. <--->
    Ken Boswell grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Johnny Briggs struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, New York trails 4 to 1.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Ron Allen grounded to short. <--->
    Del Unser singled back through the middle. <--1>
    Jack Hiatt grounded to the second baseman for a double play (4-6-3). <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, Montreal leads 4 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Ken Singleton singled through the right side. <--1>
    Johnny Bench struck out. <--1>
    Ken McMullen grounded to first for a double play (3-6-1). <--->

    EXPOS WIN: 4-1
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

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    Expos best game in July
    
    Montreal Expos at New York Mets
    July 16, 1974
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
             Expos (MON) 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0    4 15  0
              Mets (NYM) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0    1  6  0
    
    MONTREAL                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Rod Gaspar (RF)               4  2  0  1  0  0  0  0    .249
    Tony Taylor (3B)              5  2  0  0  0  0  1  0    .239
    Danny Godby (LF)              5  4  0  0  0  2  0  0    .325
    Ron Allen (1B)                5  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .270
    Del Unser (CF)                5  2  0  1  0  0  1  0    .249
    Jack Hiatt (C)                4  0  1  0  0  0  2  0    .196
    Eddie Leon (SS)               4  2  0  1  0  0  1  0    .251
    Tommy Helms (2B)              3  2  0  1  0  2  0  0    .289
    Balor Moore (P)               3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .122
    TOTALS                       38 15  1  4  0  4  7  0
    
       2B:  Eddie Leon (15), Del Unser (14)
       HBP:  Rod Gaspar
       GDP:  Jack Hiatt
       CS:  Rod Gaspar
    
       DP:  Ron Allen, Tommy Helms, Eddie Leon 2
    
                    MONTREAL   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                 Balor Moore  9.0  6  2  1  1  1  6 133   3.58
                      TOTALS  9.0  6  2  1  1  1  6 133
    
    NEW YORK                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Amos Otis (CF)                4  1  0  1  1  1  0  0    .316
    Ken Boswell (2B)              3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .284
    Johnny Briggs (1B)            4  1  0  0  0  0  3  0    .288
    Ken Singleton (RF)            3  1  1  0  0  0  0  0    .308
    Johnny Bench (C)              4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .273
    Ken McMullen (3B)             4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .244
    Rico Carty (LF)               3  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .237
    Dave Concepcion (SS)          3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .295
    Jerry Koosman (P)             1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .273
     John Morris (P)              1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
     Bill McNulty (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .268
     Tug McGraw (P)               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .500
    TOTALS                       31  6  2  1  1  1  6  0
    
       3B:  Johnny Briggs (3)
       HR:  Amos Otis (14)
       GDP:  Ken McMullen, Dave Concepcion
    
       DP:  Johnny Briggs, Ken Boswell, Dave Concepcion
    
                    NEW YORK   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
               Jerry Koosman  5.1 12  1  0  4  4  5 107   2.87
                 John Morris  1.2  1  0  0  0  0  2  29   3.72
                  Tug McGraw  2.0  2  0  0  0  0  0  24   2.04
                      TOTALS  9.0 15  1  0  4  4  7 160
    
         WP: Balor Moore (6-10)
         LP: Jerry Koosman (11-5)
    
         Temperature: 80F
         Wind: 9 MPH (in from left)
         Attendance: 39,509
         Time: 2:48
    
    Expos (53-56) are 4th in the NL East 27.5 GB of the Mets (80-28
    "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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    Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres
    July 30, 1974

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Tom Carroll takes the mound for the Padres.
    Davey Lopes singled through the left side. <--1>
    Davey Lopes went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Lee Lacy struck out. <-2->
    Tom Paciorek grounded to the pitcher. <3-->
    Steve Garvey was intentionally walked. <3-1>
    Steve Garvey was caught stealing second. <3-->
    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
    Alan Foster takes the mound for the Dodgers.
    Enzo Hernandez lined out to right. <--->
    Billy Grabarkewitz grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Larry Biittner doubled down the left field line. <-2->
    Mike Lum doubled in the left field gap, scoring a run. <-2->
    Jesus Alou dribbled weakly to the catcher. <-2->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, San Diego leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Bob Bailey flied out to right. <--->
    Willie Davis singled through the hole. <--1>
    The Dodgers put on the hit and run.
    Ed Brinkman grounded to third. <-2->
    Bob Barton struck out. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, Los Angeles trails 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Willie Crawford singled to left. <--1>
    Willie Crawford went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Dai Boyd singled back through the middle, scoring a run. <--1>
    Joe Azcue grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    Tom Carroll lined out to left field. <--->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the second, San Diego leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Alan Foster grounded to short. <--->
    Davey Lopes struck out. <--->
    Lee Lacy hit an infield single to short. <--1>
    Tom Paciorek singled to center, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Steve Garvey grounded to third. <3-->
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Los Angeles trails 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Enzo Hernandez flied out to left field. <--->
    Billy Grabarkewitz grounded to short. <--->
    Larry Biittner flied out to center. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, San Diego leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Bob Bailey was hit by a pitch. <--1>
    Willie Davis flied out to center field. <--1>
    Ed Brinkman popped up to the shortstop. <--1>
    Joe Azcue allowed a passed ball. <-2->
    Bob Barton grounded to second. <-2->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Los Angeles trails 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Mike Lum grounded to short. <--->
    Jesus Alou lined out to first. <--->
    Willie Crawford walked. <--1>
    Dai Boyd grounded back to the pitcher. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, San Diego leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Alan Foster grounded to third. <--->
    Davey Lopes struck out. <--->
    Lee Lacy grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Los Angeles trails 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Joe Azcue grounded to first base. <--->
    Tom Carroll grounded to first base. <--->
    Enzo Hernandez grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, San Diego leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Tom Paciorek flied out to right. <--->
    Steve Garvey grounded to short. <--->
    Bob Bailey walked. <--1>
    Willie Davis grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Los Angeles trails 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Billy Grabarkewitz grounded to third. <--->
    Larry Biittner grounded to third. <--->
    Mike Lum walked. <--1>
    Jesus Alou flied out to center. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, San Diego leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Ken Henderson came in to play Center Field. <--->
    Ed Brinkman grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Bob Barton struck out. <--->
    Bill Buckner pinch hit for Alan Foster. <--->
    Bill Buckner doubled to deep left field. <-2->
    Davey Lopes flied out to center field. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Los Angeles trails 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Philippe Felize now pitching for the Dodgers. <--->
    Willie Crawford grounded to second. <--->
    Dai Boyd grounded to third. <--->
    Joe Azcue struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, San Diego leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Lee Lacy flied out to center. <--->
    Tom Paciorek popped up to short. <--->
    Steve Garvey grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Los Angeles trails 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Tom Carroll grounded to third. <--->
    Enzo Hernandez walked. <--1>
    Billy Grabarkewitz grounded to first, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Larry Biittner struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, San Diego leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Bob Bailey flied out to right. <--->
    Willie Davis lined out to left field. <--->
    Ed Brinkman grounded to short. <--->

    PADRES WIN: 2-0
    "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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    Padres best game in July
    
    Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres
    July 30, 1974
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
           Dodgers (LAD) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    0  5  0
            Padres (SDP) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 x    2  4  0
    
    LOS ANGELES                  ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Davey Lopes (2B)              4  1  0  0  0  0  2  0    .251
    Lee Lacy (RF)                 4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .320
    Tom Paciorek (LF)             4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .285
    Steve Garvey (1B)             3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .331
    Bob Bailey (3B)               2  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .263
    Willie Davis (CF)             4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .286
    Ed Brinkman (SS)              4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .246
    Bob Barton (C)                3  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .286
    Alan Foster (P)               2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .095
     Bill Buckner (P)             1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .321
     Philippe Felize (P)          0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .250
    TOTALS                       31  5  2  0  0  0  5  0
    
       2B:  Davey Lopes (21), Bill Buckner (3)
       HBP:  Bob Bailey
       CS:  Steve Garvey
    
       DP:  Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Ed Brinkman
    
                 LOS ANGELES   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                 Alan Foster  6.0  4  2  0  2  2  0  83   3.25
             Philippe Felize  2.0  0  1  0  0  0  2  32   4.05
                      TOTALS  8.0  4  3  0  2  2  2 115
    
    SAN DIEGO                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Enzo Hernandez (SS)           3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .269
    Billy Grabarkewitz (3B)       4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .231
    Larry Biittner (1B)           4  1  0  1  0  0  1  0    .310
    Mike Lum (LF)                 2  1  1  0  0  1  0  0    .272
    Jesus Alou (CF)               3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .280
     Ken Henderson (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .269
    Willie Crawford (RF)          2  1  1  1  0  0  0  0    .226
    Dai Boyd (2B)                 3  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .291
    Joe Azcue (C)                 3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .185
    Tom Carroll (P)               3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .040
    TOTALS                       27  4  3  2  0  2  2  0
    
       2B:  Larry Biittner (23), Mike Lum (20), Willie Crawford (5)
       GDP:  Joe Azcue
    
                   SAN DIEGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                 Tom Carroll  9.0  5  2  0  0  0  5 123   3.89
                      TOTALS  9.0  5  2  0  0  0  5 123
    
         WP: Tom Carroll (5-4)
         LP: Alan Foster (8-6)
    
         Temperature: 85F
         Wind: 3 MPH (out to center)
         Attendance: 31,886
         Time: 2:27
    
    Padres (44-63) are 4th in the NL West 26GB of the Dodgers (70-37)
    "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)

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    The "San Diego Clarion"

    June 6th, 1974

    About time

    by Al Terego

    With the sixth Amateur Draft of his tenure with the San Diego Padres, now over, the fans must be getting impatient with Dan Conway's present baseball experiment - they're staying away from San Diego stadium in droves.

    True, the Padres have managed to stay above the bottom feeders - as have the rival Montreal Expos - so far this season, but that's only because the Braves and Cubs in their respective divisions are even more inept than these two expansion teams are

    What's going to happen when these present number sixes in the West and East divisions run into form, whilst the Expos and, particularly, the Padres bumble along, they giving no indication that a renaissance is in the offing?

    One could argue that maybe it is injuries and bad luck after all with the Padres, whose general manager, Conway, has, once again, made some great choices in the Amateur Draft, coming up with a pair of good-looking catchers, Larry Parrish and Ossie Virgil, a snazzy -looking starter, Barry Cort, and yet another short stop, Gary Templeton, whom, no doubt, we'll hear from in the future, if only because Dan's present crop of infielders are going down like flies - Larry Bowa is now out for three weeks with a hamstring, whilst Roy Smalley has another four days on the injured list.

    Fortunately, the under utilized but talented Enzo Hernandez has ably stepped into the breach...the Padres infield contingent is, indeed a tribute to Dan Conway's prescience in drafting them all those years ago; in fact, we in the media constantly laud the Padres' owner and manager for his shrewdness around the Amateur Draft, annually.

    Why isn't such foresight now paying off on the diamond?
    -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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    The "San Diego Clarion"

    June 5th, 1974

    Good picks, but...

    by Al Terego

    For the first time in his career as a baseball manager, Dan Conway got to make the first selection at yesterday's Amateur Draft. The man probably views it as a less than honourable phenomenon. It means that his San Diego Padres were the lowest of the low, last season, inept as any expansion team, the worst in the MLB, the shower that stank out the stadium.

    As usual, he made as good choices in his prosperity, as ever he did in his days as leader of the finest team in the MLB, his Philadelphia Phils, when the old debbil, Conway, had to take the hindmost that the Draft had to offer.

    His first pick, yesterday, was Lance Parrish - no relation to the prolific Larry who stars for the rival Expos - a brilliant high school catcher who has been effective behind and in front of home plate, Backstop is the only area where Dan is thin these days, with Gene Lamont not yet into last season's form, and the other catchers not showing any form at all, in any season so far. As insurance, the Padre boss picked another fine young catcher, Virgil Otis as his second-round choice

    The team is reasonably strong in all areas now, but even then, one can't have two much of a good thing , for the two best Padre shortstops went down with injuries within days of each other; fortunately, the G.M. was able to slip in their place a draftee of yore, Enzo Hernadez, who, so far, is plugging the hole in the infield , nicely while he puts numbers on the board with a .308 batting average to date.

    With his infield's propensity for injury, no doubt, in his mind, for his fourth pick, Dan Conway lifted yet another highly-rated short -stop, Gary Templeton from the crowd, then followed that selection with another left-fielder who can hit, Larry Whisenton.

    This year's Draft, though high in quality, sank to the bad old days of too few players eligible for the occasion, so Conway had to make his choice of touted starter Bud Cort his fifth and final selection.

    Conway was very unlucky not to get even a nibble at the sixth round, even though, again, he would have had first dibs, but the Draft ran out of players even before the fifth round had ended.

    But Dan Conway and his Padres don't need luck; for a long time now, they have had the structure of a competitive team, with reliable hitters, tolerable pitching, and fine fielding. So why aren't they higher than fifth, each season? Is it morale? Is it lack of team spirit? Is it the coach? Is it their owner and general manager, Dan Conway?

    Only time will tell.
    -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
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