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

    Toronto Blue Jays at California Angels
    October 10, 1978

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Paul Hartzell takes the mound for the Angels.
    Mickey Rivers grounded to second. <--->
    Ralph Garr singled up the middle. <--1>
    Ralph Garr went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Bob Christian grounded to short. <-2->
    Ollie Brown struck out. <-2->
    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
    Glenn Abbott takes the mound for the Blue Jays.
    Dave Collins singled to left. <--1>
    Dave Collins went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Bruce Bochte grounded to short. <-2->
    Gil Flores popped up to the shortstop. <-2->
    Aurelio Rodriguez 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
    Gary Holle grounded to first. <--->
    Mike Shannon grounded to third. <--->
    Felix Millan grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    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
    Willie Horton popped up to short. <--->
    Jim Dwyer grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Pedro Garcia singled up the middle. <--1>
    Manny Sanguillen lined out to first base. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Tom McMillan grounded to second. <--->
    Ellie Rodriguez singled to right field. <--1>
    The Blue Jays put on the hit and run.
    Mickey Rivers lined out to left. <--1>
    Ralph Garr singled to center, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Bob Christian struck out. <3-1>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Bert Campaneris singled through the hole. <--1>
    Dave Collins popped up to second. <--1>
    The Angels put on the hit and run.
    Bert Campaneris was caught stealing second. <--->
    Bruce Bochte flied out to right. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Ollie Brown lined out to left. <--->
    Gary Holle doubled in the right field gap. <-2->
    Mike Shannon grounded to first. <3-->
    Felix Millan grounded to short. <3-->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Gil Flores popped up to short. <--->
    Aurelio Rodriguez singled up the middle. <--1>
    Willie Horton doubled in the right field gap, scoring a run. <-2->
    Jim Dwyer walked. <-21>
    Pedro Garcia singled to center, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Manny Sanguillen reached first on a throwing error by the shortstop - a run scored. <-21>
    Bert Campaneris popped up to the second baseman. <-21>
    Dave Collins walked. <321>
    Dick Baney now pitching for the Blue Jays. <321>
    Bruce Bochte reached first on a fielding error by the second baseman - a run scored. <321>
    Gil Flores grounded to the third baseman. <32->
    4 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, California leads 4 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Tom McMillan grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Ellie Rodriguez grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Mickey Rivers flied out to center field. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Toronto trails 4 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Aurelio Rodriguez grounded to second. <--->
    Willie Horton grounded to short. <--->
    Jim Dwyer grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, California leads 4 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Ralph Garr grounded to first. <--->
    Bob Christian grounded to short. <--->
    Ollie Brown grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Toronto trails 4 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Pedro Garcia grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Manny Sanguillen lined out to the shortstop. <--->
    Bert Campaneris singled to center field. <--1>
    Dave Collins popped up to second. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, California leads 4 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Gary Holle grounded to second. <--->
    Mike Shannon singled up the middle. <--1>
    The Blue Jays put on the hit and run.
    Felix Millan laid down a sacrifice bunt back to the pitcher. <-2->
    Tom McMillan lined out to left field. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Toronto trails 4 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Leon Hooten now pitching for the Blue Jays. <--->
    Bruce Bochte singled through the left side. <--1>
    Gil Flores popped up to the second baseman. <--1>
    Aurelio Rodriguez grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, California leads 4 to 0.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Ellie Rodriguez grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
    Mickey Rivers grounded to first. <--->
    Ralph Garr lined out to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Toronto trails 4 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Willie Horton grounded to third. <--->
    Jim Dwyer lined out to right. <--->
    Pedro Garcia hit an infield single to first base. <--1>
    Manny Sanguillen singled to left field, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Bert Campaneris hit an infield single to second, scoring a run. <-21>
    Dave Collins singled to left field, scoring a run. <-21>
    Mickey Mahler now pitching for the Blue Jays. <-21>
    Bruce Bochte flied out to left. <-21>
    2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, California leads 6 to 0.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Bob Christian popped up to short. <--->
    Ollie Brown reached first on a fielding error by the third baseman. <--1>
    Gary Holle doubled in the right field gap. <32->
    Mike Shannon singled through the left side, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Felix Millan singled through the right side, scoring a run. <-21>
    Tom McMillan grounded to the shortstop, forcing the runner at second. <3-1>
    Ellie Rodriguez grounded to the second baseman. <3-1>

    ANGELS WIN: 6-2
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

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

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    AL East Playoffs - Game 1.
    
    Toronto Blue Jays at California Angels
    October 10, 1978
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
         Blue Jays (TOR) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2    2  8  2
            Angels (CAL) 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 x    6 12  1
    
    TORONTO                      ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Mickey Rivers (CF)            4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    Ralph Garr (LF)               4  2  0  0  0  0  0  0    .500
    Bob Christian (1B)            4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
    Ollie Brown (RF)              4  0  0  1  0  0  1  0    .000
    Gary Holle (DH)               4  2  0  1  0  0  0  0    .500
    Mike Shannon (3B)             4  2  0  0  0  1  0  0    .500
    Felix Millan (2B)             3  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .333
    Tom McMillan (SS)             4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    Ellie Rodriguez (C)           4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .250
    TOTALS                       35  8  0  2  0  2  2  0
    
       2B:  Ralph Garr, Gary Holle 2
    
       DP:  Bob Christian, Felix Millan, Tom McMillan
       E:  Felix Millan, Tom McMillan
    
                     TORONTO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Glenn Abbott  3.2  6  2  0  4  2  0  71   4.91
                  Dick Baney  2.1  1  0  0  0  0  0  32   0.00
                 Leon Hooten  1.2  5  0  0  2  2  0  28  10.80
               Mickey Mahler  0.1  0  0  0  0  0  0   5   0.00
                      TOTALS  8.0 12  2  0  6  4  0 136
    
    CALIFORNIA                   ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Dave Collins (LF)             4  2  1  0  0  1  0  0    .500
    Bruce Bochte (1B)             5  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .200
    Gil Flores (CF)               4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    Aurelio Rodriguez (3B)        4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .250
    Willie Horton (DH)            4  1  0  1  0  1  0  0    .250
    Jim Dwyer (RF)                3  0  1  1  0  0  0  0    .000
    Pedro Garcia (2B)             4  3  0  2  0  1  0  0    .750
    Manny Sanguillen (C)          4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .250
    Bert Campaneris (SS)          4  3  0  0  0  1  0  0    .750
    TOTALS                       36 12  2  6  0  4  0  0
    
       2B:  Willie Horton, Dave Collins
       GDP:  Aurelio Rodriguez
       CS:  Bert Campaneris
       E:  Aurelio Rodriguez
    
                  CALIFORNIA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
               Paul Hartzell  9.0  8  0  0  2  1  2 112   1.00
                      TOTALS  9.0  8  0  0  2  1  2 112
    
         WP: Paul Hartzell (1-0)
         LP: Glenn Abbott (0-1)
    
         Temperature: 78F
         Wind: 5 MPH (in from left)
         Attendance: 50,000
         Time: 2:20
    
    Angels lead the series 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)

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

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    Rongar writes: The next item is another by my collaborator, Rongar's Ringer. After the regular season ends in early October, and before the 1978
    playoffs begin, Dan Conway has had his corporate jet the Sabreliner "High Hard One" fly him over to England in order to meet and greet Stanley Targret and his entourage, whom he has invited to fly back with him to Culver City. Dan's associate, Joe Carr, has ushered the English trio aboard the "High Hard One"

    The Ringer takes it from here
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    Conway. ‘Mr. Targret, so happy to meet you’

    Targret. ‘How do you do Mr. Conway, please call me Stan. This is my closest associate, Norman Golde and my son Michael.’

    Conway. ‘Hi Norman, Hi Michael, pleased to meet you. Call me Dan. This is my computer
    guy, Joe Carr, who I’m sure won’t mind you calling him Joe. Now we have the
    pleasantries out of the way I’ll get some hot beverages organized.’

    Hands are shaken and they are all seated at a small boardroom table with Tea/Coffee.

    Conway Right, let’s get down to business. As we all know computers are the future and will be in
    just about everyone’s home in the next two decades. My thoughts are ‘Software’; how
    it will improve and how cheap and accessible it will become to the general public. I’ll
    hand you over to Joe here, he’s the ‘Geek’.

    Carr. Ok gentleman........

    Joe Carr and the English trio exchange views on the "Seventies computer scene, whilst Dan mostly listens intently, until he judges that his guests have had enough.

    Conway. So now all the techy spiel is out of the way..... (addressing Targrets son). ‘Micheal, your father tells me you play cricket, how’s that going?

    Michael. ‘Pretty good thanks. I’m bowling for Surrey County youth at the moment’

    Conway. ‘Sounds impressive, how’s your batting?’

    Michael. ‘Could be better I suppose’

    Targret. ‘Nonsense. I’ll tell you what Dan, this boy is one of the best youth all-rounders I’ve seen
    for some time, and I’m not just saying that ‘cause I’m his old man.’

    Micheal reddens along with a smidgen of pride

    Golde. ‘I can vouch for that, last week he bowled out four; had a great innings, scoring 49, and
    made two catches in the field. He’ll be playing for England one day, you wait and see’

    Conway. Wow, that is impressive. D’you like baseball?’

    Micheal. ‘Love it. A friend of mine had some recorded footage of the World Series when your
    Padres beat the California Angels last year’

    Conway. ‘Yeah, sadly, this year didn't go as well.......... Played a bit myself you know’

    Michael. ‘Yeah, my Dad told me’

    Conway. ‘When are you planning to go back Stan?’

    Targret. ‘Day after tomorrow. Might try and squeeze in some sights’

    Conway. ' I'll be glad to show you around...Umm. I wonder if Micheal would like to watch a pre -season winter ball game down at Culver City?

    Conway diplomatically directs the question at the father (Stan), although Michael answers.

    Michael. ‘Really, that would be brilliant....you ok with that Dad?

    Conway. ‘Hey, I’ll tell you what. Lets all go. I think you’d find it entertaining and I’m sure Michael would love it’
    To be continued
    Last edited by Rongar; Today at 03:03 PM.
    "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...

    The "San Diego Clarion" (SYNDICATED)

    October 25th 1978

    Carter toughens up

    by Dan Conway

    President Jimmy Carter always knew that the biggest threat to his tenure of the office was the fact of inflation with its attendant evils of skyrocketing retail prices, and mass unemployment, causing low morale among the public at large, and an awakening from the American Dream of" "Every digger of ditches is on the quest for riches" to quote R.G.Garrett.

    Jimmy himself, a fiscal conservative, understood the dangers of inflation and resolved to nip it in the bud once in office. Unfortunately though his timid snips and nicks did little against the tides of the AFL-CIO George Meany's demands for the postal workers, and the various politicians up for election in this mid -term year, anxious to deliver pork to their constituents.
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=+AFL-...Ou3e8AfvqbPQCA

    His advisers in recommending the toughest anti-inflation program also pointed out that it would be a challenge to the unions, and cause rumblings in the business community.After months of in-fighting and hand-wringing in the White House finally resulted in President Carter's speech, telecast from the Oval Office last night.

    He confessed to not having all the answers but challenging those who thought "That we have lost our ability to act as a nation rather than as a collection of special interests"

    He promised to cut the federal budget deficit to a "mere" 33 billion dollars for fiscal 1980 (the fact that we can consider being "only " 33 billion bucks in the red as a positive, demonstrates how low all the administrations since before World War two have brought this country) He promised to fill only half the vacancies occurring in Government service, an asinine commitment right there, a half-staffed bureaucracy isn't going to function any better than a fully-stocked one, he established new wage and price guide lines, committing Government to dealing only with contractors who followed those guidelines.

    We wish you well, Mr President, in your fight against inflation, but remember you're still up against the AFL-CIO, the business community, special interests. and panicked politicians in an election year. Formidable obstacles, all.
    -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.

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

    Toronto Blue Jays at California Angels
    October 11, 1978

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Andy Messersmith takes the mound for the Angels.
    Mickey Rivers grounded to second. <--->
    Ralph Garr walked. <--1>
    The Blue Jays put on the hit and run.
    Ralph Garr stole second. <-2->
    Bob Christian grounded to second. <3-->
    Ollie Brown singled through the left side, scoring a run. <--1>
    Gary Holle struck out. <--1>
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, Toronto leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Silvio Martinez takes the mound for the Blue Jays.
    Dave Collins grounded to short. <--->
    Bruce Bochte singled through the right side. <--1>
    The Angels put on the hit and run.
    Gil Flores grounded to the second baseman. <-2->
    Aurelio Rodriguez popped up to short. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, California trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Mike Shannon grounded to short. <--->
    Felix Millan walked. <--1>
    The Blue Jays put on the hit and run.
    Tom McMillan grounded to second. <-2->
    Ellie Rodriguez singled to center, scoring a run. <--1>
    Mickey Rivers singled up the middle. <-21>
    Ellie Rodriguez went for an extra base and reached third. <3-1>
    Ralph Garr grounded to short. <3-1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, Toronto leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Willie Horton grounded to short. <--->
    Jim Dwyer grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Pedro Garcia doubled to deep left field. <-2->
    Manny Sanguillen flied out to right field. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, California trails 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Bob Christian flied out to right. <--->
    Ollie Brown popped up to second. <--->
    Gary Holle struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Toronto leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Bert Campaneris flied out to left. <--->
    Dave Collins walked. <--1>
    The Angels put on the hit and run.
    Bruce Bochte homered over the center field fence for two RBIs. <--->
    Gil Flores walked. <--1>
    The Angels put on the hit and run.
    Aurelio Rodriguez grounded to short. <-2->
    Willie Horton grounded to the pitcher. <-2->
    2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the third, the game is tied at 2.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Mike Shannon struck out. <--->
    Felix Millan singled up the middle. <--1>
    Felix Millan went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Tom McMillan struck out. <-2->
    Ellie Rodriguez grounded to third. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, the game is tied at 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Jim Dwyer walked. <--1>
    Pedro Garcia grounded to the shortstop for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    Manny Sanguillen singled back through the middle. <--1>
    Bert Campaneris doubled in the left field gap, scoring a run. <-2->
    Dick Baney now pitching for the Blue Jays. <-2->
    Dave Collins grounded to the second baseman. <-2->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, California leads 3 to 2.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Mickey Rivers singled to right field. <--1>
    Mickey Rivers went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Ralph Garr flied out to center. <-2->
    Mickey Rivers tagged up and reached third. <3-->
    The Angels brought the infield in.
    Bob Christian singled to right, scoring a run. <--1>
    The Blue Jays put on the hit and run.
    Bob Christian stole second. <-2->
    Ollie Brown struck out. <-2->
    Gary Holle lined out to left. <-2->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, the game is tied at 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Bruce Bochte grounded to second. <--->
    Gil Flores singled to right. <--1>
    Aurelio Rodriguez homered over the right field fence for two RBIs. <--->
    Willie Horton flied out to left. <--->
    Jim Dwyer singled to center. <--1>
    Pedro Garcia doubled into the left field corner. <32->
    Manny Sanguillen doubled into the right field corner for two RBIs. <-2->
    Bob Kaiser now pitching for the Blue Jays. <-2->
    Bert Campaneris grounded to second. <-2->
    4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, California leads 7 to 3.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Mike Shannon walked. <--1>
    Felix Millan singled up the middle. <-21>
    Dan Quisenberry now pitching for the Angels. <-21>
    Tom McMillan grounded to the second baseman, forcing the runner at second. <3-1>
    Ellie Rodriguez lined out to left. <3-1>
    Mike Shannon tagged up and scored. <--1>
    Mickey Rivers hit an infield single to first base. <-21>
    Ralph Garr singled to right, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Bob Christian grounded to short. <3-1>
    2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Toronto trails 7 to 5.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Dave Collins grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Bruce Bochte grounded to third. <--->
    Gil Flores grounded to first base. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, California leads 7 to 5.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Rollie Fingers now pitching for the Angels. <--->
    Ollie Brown flied out to right. <--->
    Gary Holle struck out. <--->
    Mike Shannon singled to left. <--1>
    Felix Millan popped up foul down the first base line. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Toronto trails 7 to 5.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Aurelio Rodriguez singled through the left side. <--1>
    Willie Horton hit an infield single to short. <-21>
    Jim Dwyer grounded to the pitcher, forcing the runner at second. <3-1>
    Pedro Garcia was hit by a pitch. <321>
    Leon Hooten now pitching for the Blue Jays. <321>
    Manny Sanguillen lined out to center field. <321>
    Aurelio Rodriguez tagged up and scored. <-21>
    Ellie Rodriguez allowed a passed ball. <32->
    Bert Campaneris singled back through the middle for two RBIs. <--1>
    Dave Collins singled to left. <-21>
    Bruce Bochte singled through the left side. <321>
    Gil Flores singled to left, scoring a run. <321>
    Alan Foster now pitching for the Blue Jays. <321>
    Aurelio Rodriguez grounded to first. <321>
    4 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, California leads 11 to 5.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Tom McMillan struck out. <--->
    Ellie Rodriguez grounded to second. <--->
    Mickey Rivers lined out to left. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Toronto trails 11 to 5.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Willie Horton popped up to short. <--->
    Jim Dwyer homered over the left field fence. <--->
    Pedro Garcia flied out to center. <--->
    Manny Sanguillen walked. <--1>
    Bert Campaneris grounded to third. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, California leads 12 to 5.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Ralph Garr grounded to second. <--->
    Bob Christian doubled to deep center field. <-2->
    Ollie Brown grounded to the pitcher. <-2->
    Gary Holle grounded to second. <-2->

    ANGELS WIN: 12-5
    "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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    AL League Championship - Game 2 
    
    Toronto Blue Jays at California Angels
    October 11, 1978
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
         Blue Jays (TOR) 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0    5 11  0
            Angels (CAL) 0 0 2 1 4 0 4 1 x   12 17  0
    
    TORONTO                      ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Mickey Rivers (CF)            5  3  0  1  0  0  0  0    .333
    Ralph Garr (LF)               4  1  1  1  0  1  0  1    .375
    Bob Christian (1B)            5  2  0  0  0  1  0  1    .222
    Ollie Brown (RF)              5  1  0  0  0  1  1  0    .111
    Gary Holle (DH)               5  0  0  0  0  0  3  0    .222
    Mike Shannon (3B)             3  1  1  1  0  0  1  0    .429
    Felix Millan (2B)             3  2  1  1  0  0  0  0    .500
    Tom McMillan (SS)             4  0  0  1  0  0  2  0    .000
    Ellie Rodriguez (C)           3  1  0  0  0  2  0  0    .286
    TOTALS                       37 11  3  5  0  5  7  2
    
       2B:  Bob Christian, Felix Millan, Mickey Rivers
    
       DP:  Bob Christian, Felix Millan, Tom McMillan
    
                     TORONTO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
             Silvio Martinez  3.2  5  3  1  3  3  0  62   7.36
                  Dick Baney  1.0  5  0  1  4  4  0  21  10.80
                  Bob Kaiser  1.2  2  0  0  3  3  0  27  16.20
                 Leon Hooten  0.1  4  0  0  1  1  0  15  13.50
                 Alan Foster  1.1  1  1  1  1  1  0  20   6.75
                      TOTALS  8.0 17  4  3 12 12  0 145
    
    CALIFORNIA                   ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Dave Collins (LF)             4  1  1  1  0  0  0  0    .375
    Bruce Bochte (1B)             5  3  0  1  1  2  0  0    .400
    Gil Flores (CF)               4  2  1  1  0  1  0  0    .250
    Aurelio Rodriguez (3B)        5  2  0  2  1  2  0  0    .333
    Willie Horton (DH)            5  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .222
    Jim Dwyer (RF)                4  2  1  3  1  1  0  0    .286
    Pedro Garcia (2B)             4  2  0  2  0  0  0  0    .625
    Manny Sanguillen (C)          3  2  1  1  0  3  0  0    .429
    Bert Campaneris (SS)          5  2  0  1  0  3  0  0    .556
    TOTALS                       39 17  4 12  3 12  0  0
    
       2B:  Manny Sanguillen, Pedro Garcia 2, Bert Campaneris
       HR:  Bruce Bochte, Aurelio Rodriguez, Jim Dwyer
       HBP:  Pedro Garcia
       GDP:  Pedro Garcia
    
                  CALIFORNIA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
            Andy Messersmith  5.0  7  3  0  5  5  5  86   9.00
             Dan Quisenberry  1.0  2  0  0  0  0  0  23   0.00
              Rollie Fingers  3.0  2  0  0  0  0  2  45   0.00
                      TOTALS  9.0 11  3  0  5  5  7 154
    
         WP: Andy Messersmith (1-0)
         LP: Dick Baney (0-1)
         SV: Rollie Fingers (1)
    
         Temperature: 75F
         Wind: 6 MPH (left to right)
         Attendance: 50,000
         Time: 3:13
    
    California Angels lead the series 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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    The London "Daily Mirror"

    October 31st 1978

    Milestones of the month

    b
    y Chatty Cathy

    The month was remarkable for celebrity mayhem, ancient and modern.In New York City, 20 year-old Nancy Spungen, girl-friend of Sex-Pistols bassist, Syd Vicious bled to death from a single stab wound to the abdomen. Syd, himself was held in detention, before he attempted suicide.

    One-time leading man and lately 65-year-old character actor, Gig Young, murdered his bride of three weeks (and 5th wife ), then offed himself.

    Memories of a notorious long-ago assassination were stirred when Jaume Ramon Mercader del Rio Hernandez (b.1914), aka Jacques Mornard, Spanish Communist and murderer of Leon Trotsky, died at age 64 in Cuba. Declassified archives showed that he was a Soviet agent. In 1940 Mercader had at Leon Trotsky with an ice axe.

    On the other hand, Uganda tyrant Idi Amin escaped his 11th assassination attempt,then, nothing daunted, later went on to lead an invasion of nearby Tanzania, although he was later pushed back by President Neyere's troops.

    As well,Syrian troops shelled Christian districts of Beirut with heavy artillery and rocket fire during October, but the Lebanese militias were reported to be fighting back with every weapon they had.

    It is a relief to begin reporting news where nobody dies, although Ayatollah Khomeini a leading cleric in Iraq was exiled to Paris for opposing the Shah. It was prudent of the Iraqi monarch to oust a potential threat to his throne. It was prudent , too, for The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978 to become public law. It means electronic surveillance and physical search of persons engaged in espionage or international terrorism against the US on behalf of a foreign power, and no doubt that there'll be yowls of protest from civil liberties wallahs. But what was good for us Brits in the dark days of 1939-45 should be okay for Americans today - National security is of the first concern.

    And the new Pope, John the Second might be around for a while - such a change - the Catholic lad is a mere stripling of 58.

    And it's nice to report that China and Japan finally sewed up the wounds of their long-ago wars by exchanging treaty ratification documents in Tokyo, formally ending four decades of hostility.

    But the capper of the month for yours truly was the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin for their progress toward achieving a Middle East accord. President Carter should have got a mention in there, somewhere.

    Still, perhaps not - a black mark to him in my book for allowing the American Womens' Army to be disbanded...we women like to fight, too, y'know
    -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 "San Diego Clarion"

    October 4th, 1978

    Baseball gossip

    by Al Terego

    If it hadn't been for their winning of last season's World Series, San Diego Padres' fans would have been quite happy with this year's winning record, citing it as progress, instead of a slipping -back. It is just not like a Dan Conway team to have an aberration...usually, once his charges get to the top, they stay there for a while. Not so, this year.

    What makes it all the more mystifying is that the players,individually, did not seem to fall off much, true, the starters didn't have as many wins, nor the relievers such low ERAs, the line-up fewer runs, so one supposes that the team nickeled and dimed its way back down to merely above average, whilst being third in your division is not to be sneered at.

    If the fan's favourite cannot satisfy him, he looks around for someone else to cheer, preferably an under dog that does well, and this year, the astounding new team, the Toronto Blue Jays more than fill that bill. Not only did they make the play-offs in but their second season of existence, but they did it in suspenseful fashion, seeing off the only team that could top them in the final showdown with the mighty Boston Red Sox, whom they beat in a thriller.

    The Blue Jays are in tough, now, as they're due to meet the high-flying California Angels, who are making it their habit, lately, of winning the American League, if not the World Series, itself. But, whatever the result of the coming playoff, the Toronto Blue Jays can arguably call themselves the team of 1978.
    -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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