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    San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres
    June 8, 1972

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Bill Lee takes the mound for the Padres.
    Bobby Bonds singled down the first base line. <--1>
    The Giants put on the hit and run.
    Ron Hunt grounded to the second baseman. <-2->
    Tommy Davis grounded to second. <3-->
    Willie McCovey was intentionally walked. <3-1>
    Dick Dietz lined out to right field. <3-1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Wally Bunker takes the mound for the Giants.
    Ken Harrelson flied out to right. <--->
    Cookie Rojas grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Mike Lum grounded to first. <--->
    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
    Chris Speier singled through the right side. <--1>
    The Giants put on the hit and run.
    Chris Speier was caught stealing second. <--->
    Al Gallagher reached first on a fielding error by the pitcher. <--1>
    Jim Howarth flied out to left. <--1>
    Wally Bunker grounded to short. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Larry Biittner grounded to second. <--->
    Jesus Alou flied out to center. <--->
    Joe Azcue grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Bobby Bonds struck out. <--->
    Ron Hunt struck out. <--->
    Tommy Davis singled to center. <--1>
    Willie McCovey flied out to left. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Clete Boyer singled to right. <--1>
    Clete Boyer went for an extra base and was thrown out at second. <--->
    Jerry Adair grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Bill Lee singled to center field. <--1>
    Ken Harrelson grounded to first base. <--1>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the third, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Dick Dietz singled through the left side. <--1>
    Chris Speier singled into right field. <-21>
    Al Gallagher singled through the right side. <321>
    Dick Dietz advanced on the error by Jesus Alou, scoring a run. <-21>
    Jim Howarth grounded to the shortstop for a double play (6-4-3). <3-->
    Wally Bunker singled to center, scoring a run. <--1>
    Bobby Bonds grounded to second. <--1>
    2 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, San Francisco leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Cookie Rojas flied out to right. <--->
    Mike Lum grounded to short. <--->
    Larry Biittner walked. <--1>
    Larry Biittner was caught stealing second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, San Diego trails 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Ron Hunt grounded to short. <--->
    Tommy Davis struck out. <--->
    Willie McCovey walked. <--1>
    Dick Dietz popped up foul down the third base line. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, San Francisco leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Jesus Alou singled up the middle. <--1>
    Joe Azcue homered to deep right-center for two RBIs. <--->
    Clete Boyer singled to center. <--1>
    Jerry Adair hit an infield single to first. <-21>
    Bill Lee laid down a sacrifice bunt to third. <32->
    Ken Harrelson flied out to left field. <32->
    Clete Boyer tagged up and scored. <-2->
    Cookie Rojas walked. <-21>
    Mike Lum singled to right, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Rich Gossage now pitching for the Giants. <3-1>
    Larry Biittner grounded to the pitcher. <3-1>
    4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, San Diego leads 4 to 2.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Chris Speier grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Al Gallagher grounded to short. <--->
    Jim Howarth grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, San Francisco trails 4 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Jesus Alou popped up to second. <--->
    Joe Azcue popped up to the second baseman. <--->
    Clete Boyer reached first on a fielding error by the third baseman. <--1>
    Jerry Adair struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, San Diego leads 4 to 2.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Chico Salmon came in to play Shortstop. <--->
    Rich Gossage grounded to second. <--->
    Bobby Bonds grounded to first. <--->
    Ron Hunt singled up the middle. <--1>
    Tommy Davis grounded to second. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, San Francisco trails 4 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Bill Lee singled to right field. <--1>
    Ken Harrelson singled to right, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Cookie Rojas walked. <321>
    Elias Sosa now pitching for the Giants. <321>
    Mike Lum popped up to second. <321>
    Larry Biittner singled down the third base line for two RBIs. <3-1>
    Jesus Alou grounded to first. <32->
    Joe Azcue grounded to short. <32->
    2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, San Diego leads 6 to 2.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Willie McCovey doubled in the left field gap. <-2->
    Willie McCovey advanced on the error by Mike Lum. <3-->
    The Padres brought the infield in.
    Dick Dietz grounded to the shortstop. <3-->
    The Padres brought the infield in.
    Chris Speier popped up to second. <3-->
    Al Gallagher was intentionally walked. <3-1>
    Dave Kingman pinch hit for Jim Howarth. <3-1>
    Dave Kingman was intentionally walked. <321>
    George Foster pinch hit for Elias Sosa. <321>
    George Foster grounded to the third baseman. <32->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, San Francisco trails 6 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Gary Lavelle now pitching for the Giants. <--->
    Clete Boyer lined out to right. <--->
    Chico Salmon struck out. <--->
    Bill Lee grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, San Diego leads 6 to 2.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Bobby Bonds struck out. <--->
    Ron Hunt singled to left. <--1>
    The Giants put on the hit and run.
    Tommy Davis grounded to first. <-2->
    Willie McCovey was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Leon Everitt now pitching for the Padres. <-21>
    Dick Dietz lined out to left. <-21>

    PADRES 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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    Padres best game in June
    
    San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres
    June 8, 1972
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
            Giants (SFG) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0    2 10  1
            Padres (SDP) 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 x    6 10  3
    
    SAN FRANCISCO                ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Bobby Bonds (RF)              5  1  0  0  0  0  2  0    .238
    Ron Hunt (2B)                 5  2  0  0  0  0  1  0    .285
    Tommy Davis (LF)              5  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .337
    Willie McCovey (1B)           2  1  3  0  0  0  0  0    .329
    Dick Dietz (C)                5  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .186
    Chris Speier (SS)             4  2  0  1  0  0  0  0    .250
    Al Gallagher (3B)             3  1  1  0  0  0  0  0    .245
    Jim Howarth (CF)              3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .270
     Dave Kingman (P)             0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .300
    Wally Bunker (P)              2  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .179
     Rich Gossage (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Elias Sosa (P)               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .333
     George Foster (P)            1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .188
     Gary Lavelle (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   1.000
    TOTALS                       36 10  5  2  0  1  4  0
    
       2B:  Willie McCovey (15)
       GDP:  Jim Howarth
       CS:  Chris Speier
       E:  Al Gallagher
    
               SAN FRANCISCO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Wally Bunker  4.2  7  2  1  4  4  0  70   4.30
                Rich Gossage  1.1  2  1  0  2  2  1  33   3.00
                  Elias Sosa  1.0  1  0  0  0  0  0  12   4.50
                Gary Lavelle  1.0  0  0  0  0  0  1  10   1.87
                      TOTALS  8.0 10  3  1  6  6  2 125
    
    SAN DIEGO                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Ken Harrelson (CF)            3  1  0  1  0  1  0  0    .202
    Cookie Rojas (2B)             2  0  2  0  0  0  0  0    .274
    Mike Lum (LF)                 4  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .289
    Larry Biittner (1B)           3  1  1  0  0  2  0  0    .354
    Jesus Alou (RF)               4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .282
    Joe Azcue (C)                 4  1  0  1  1  2  0  0    .306
    Clete Boyer (3B)              4  2  0  1  0  0  0  0    .222
    Jerry Adair (SS)              3  1  0  1  0  0  1  0    .228
     Chico Salmon (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .174
    Bill Lee (P)                  3  2  0  1  0  0  0  0    .296
     Leon Everitt (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       31 10  3  6  1  6  2  0
    
       HR:  Joe Azcue (4)
       CS:  Larry Biittner
    
       DP:  Larry Biittner, Cookie Rojas, Jerry Adair
       E:  Mike Lum, Jesus Alou
    
                   SAN DIEGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                    Bill Lee  8.2 10  5  0  2  1  4 142   5.00
                Leon Everitt  0.1  0  0  0  0  0  0   3   2.50
                      TOTALS  9.0 10  5  0  2  1  4 145
    
         WP: Bill Lee (2-6)
         LP: Wally Bunker (3-4)
         SV: Leon Everitt (3)
    
         Temperature: 86F
         Wind: Calm
         Attendance: 32,304
         Time: 2:47
    
    Padres (30-55) are last in the N.L. West 21.5 GB of Giants (50-32)
    "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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    Augie comes aboard

    The first of May, 1972 was the day that Augustus "Augie' Conway took up the position of co-Chief Executive Officer, with his twin sister Augusta "Gussie" Conway, of the Conway Corporation.

    He had spent much of the Spring, in settling his affairs in Vancouver, and selling his house in Ladner, up in Canada, and moving his family down to Culver City, California, which was the new headquarters of the Corporation after Gussie had taken it over from her father, Dan Conway.

    Gussie had found a house for her brother to rent, spacious enough to accommodate Augie's family of four, and the Persian cat "His Majesty Moggs", until they were ready to look around and purchase one of their own choice.

    Augie was already responsible for an offshoot of the Corporation, the Foundation, which housed the various Conway charities. He enjoyed the work which entailed much traveling across the North American continent where the Conway College for Women, the orphanage, the hospital, and the Association of Single Parents, all had their various beings.

    Although he had protested to his sister, who had recruited him - against his wife, Lee's wishes - that he had no experience or aptitude for business, Gussie had pointed out that neither had she, when she took over the affairs of the Corporation, but her father had so organized it that each branch had an expert in charge; therefor, the Volkswaggen dealership was run by a top car salesman, the mines, oilfields, and shipping companies, all had experienced proven miners, oilfield executives, and seamen in charge, and the most prosperous bank on the Continent, the Royal Bank of Canada, provided the expertise in managing the Corporation's myriad investments. All that a C.E.O. had to do, Gussie had argued, was to keep an eye on things, and keep out of the way of the moneymaking process.

    "If it's so easy, why do you need me...?" Augie had asked. She had told him of her other preoccupations, her split with her father and her lover, how she now felt all alone and isolated, the only one in the world that she trusted now in business or in family, was her longtime twin, who was the male version of Gussie, herself.

    She was also, now fully engaged in both show business and politics, producing her own show for television, and campaigning against her own father on behalf of the Democrat candidate, Keith Washington. Above all, she needed her twin's moral support.
    "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 London "Daily Mirror"

    April 30th 1972

    Milestones of the month

    by Chatty Cathy

    As I predicted in this column last month, the example of paying -off hijackers, is not paying off for the good guys. This month a veteran of the Vietnam War, Richard McCoy, Jr. hijacked a United Airlines, and once more, an airline forked over, this time a mere half-million dollars to Mr McCoy, to get their plane back. Can we now expect an open season on air travellers, by bad guys encouraged by such easy money?
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    During April the United Kingdom, United States, Soviet Union and some seventy other nations signed the Biological Weapons Convention, which bans biological warfare.

    This is a mistake; the history of the world shows that as one nation becomes militarily stronger than the rest, it naturally embarks on military adventures, witness the rise of the British Empire which was later undone by the power of the Fascists and the Japanese which was only overcome by the advent of the atomic bomb, which has, so far, kept the Communist hordes from taking over the entire world.

    Soon, an unscrupulous leader, an Idi Amin, or a new Hitler, will come up with a subtle way to defeat the atomic bomb by germ warfare, or the like. In self-defence, we good guys should be inventing more deadly weapons than our actual and potential enemies. We, who, so far have been the only warriors to use such a deadly weapon as the atomic bomb, should not shrink from creating even more effective deterrents to tyranny.

    As if to underline man's inhumanity toward man, in April the Burundian government began a campaign of genocide against the Hutu tribe; so far more than half a million Hutus have died.

    While we are discussing devastation, it should be noted that, this month, an earthquake with a maximum Mercalli intensity of 6.7 M|w shook southern Iran, killing 5,374 people.

    It is refreshing to turn to nobler human effort, like the annual Boston Marathon in which women are now officially allowed to compete. You go, Girls ! - and a girl who did go, Sylvia Cook who, with mere male John Fairfax, rowed clear across the Pacific Ocean

    Another skirmish in the so-called "War against drugs" ended in April with thirteen Black Panther Party protesters being arrested for disturbing the peace and for using marijuana. Everybody knows that this "war" as imbecilic as are all wars. is going to end, eventually, like Prohibition in governments realizing the futility of fighting social weakness, and , instead of a costly fight against addiction, as they have done with alcohol, take over control of the stuff, let it be legal, and slap a sin tax on it.

    That would avoid a lot of future aggro
    -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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    American League at National League
    July 9, 1972

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Tom Seaver takes the mound for the National League.
    Rod Carew walked. <--1>
    Mike Hargrove flied out to center. <--1>
    Carlton Fisk popped up back to the pitcher. <--1>
    Reggie Jackson struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Bill Singer takes the mound for the American League.
    Joe Morgan lined out to center field. <--->
    Pete Rose flied out to center. <--->
    Dusty Baker flied out to center. <--->
    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
    Doug DeCinces grounded to third. <--->
    Willie Horton grounded to first. <--->
    Rick Monday walked. <--1>
    Rico Petrocelli grounded to second. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Mike Schmidt struck out. <--->
    Steve Garvey flied out to left. <--->
    Joe Torre doubled down the left field line. <-2->
    Bobby Tolan grounded to the shortstop. <-2->
    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
    Tony Perez pinch hit for Bill Singer. <--->
    Tony Perez struck out. <--->
    Rod Carew grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Mike Hargrove homered to left-center. <--->
    Carlton Fisk grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, American League leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Dave McNally now pitching for the American League. <--->
    Jim Fregosi was hit by a pitch. <--1>
    Bob Watson pinch hit for Tom Seaver. <--1>
    Bob Watson struck out. <--1>
    Joe Morgan grounded to the third baseman, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Joe Morgan stole second. <-2->
    Pete Rose grounded to third. <-2->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the third, National League trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Don Drysdale now pitching for the National League. <--->
    Reggie Jackson struck out. <--->
    Doug DeCinces singled to right. <--1>
    Willie Horton singled down the third base line. <-21>
    Rick Monday flied out to center field. <-21>
    Rico Petrocelli flied out to center. <-21>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, American League leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Dusty Baker grounded to second. <--->
    Mike Schmidt homered over the left field fence. <--->
    Steve Garvey reached first on a fielding error by the shortstop. <--1>
    Joe Torre walked. <-21>
    Bobby Tolan grounded to second, forcing the runner at second. <3-1>
    Jim Fregosi singled back through the middle, scoring a run. <-21>
    Willie Stargell pinch hit for Don Drysdale. <-21>
    Willie Stargell grounded to first. <-21>
    2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, National League leads 2 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Nolan Ryan now pitching for the National League. <--->
    Mike Epstein pinch hit for Dave McNally. <--->
    Mike Epstein homered over the left field fence. <--->
    Rod Carew grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Mike Hargrove walked. <--1>
    Carlton Fisk flied out to right field. <--1>
    Reggie Jackson walked. <-21>
    Champ Summers pinch hit for Doug DeCinces. <-21>
    Champ Summers struck out. <-21>
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, the game is tied at 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Dave Boswell now pitching for the American League. <--->
    Don Mincher came in to play Third Base. <--->
    Joe Morgan popped up behind home plate. <--->
    Pete Rose doubled to deep right field. <-2->
    Dusty Baker struck out. <-2->
    Mike Schmidt struck out. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, the game is tied at 2.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Willie Horton popped up to second. <--->
    Rick Monday struck out. <--->
    Rico Petrocelli struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, the game is tied at 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Steve Garvey walked. <--1>
    Joe Torre popped up foul down the third base line. <--1>
    Bobby Tolan singled up the middle. <-21>
    Larry Biittner pinch hit for Jim Fregosi. <-21>
    Larry Biittner singled to center field, scoring a run. <-21>
    Johnny Bench pinch hit for Nolan Ryan. <-21>
    Johnny Bench grounded to second for a double play (4-3). <-2->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, National League leads 3 to 2.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Ron Taylor now pitching for the National League. <--->
    Bill Freehan pinch hit for Dave Boswell. <--->
    Tommy Helms came in to play Second Base. <--->
    Bill Freehan flied out to center. <--->
    Rod Carew struck out. <--->
    Mike Hargrove singled down the third base line. <--1>
    Carlton Fisk doubled down the third base line. <32->
    Reggie Jackson reached first on a throwing error by the shortstop - a run scored. <3-1>
    Don Mincher doubled down the third base line for two RBIs. <-2->
    Willie Horton grounded to third. <-2->
    3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, American League leads 5 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Rollie Fingers now pitching for the American League. <--->
    Tommy Helms grounded to second. <--->
    Pete Rose grounded to third. <--->
    Dusty Baker reached first on a fielding error by the second baseman. <--1>
    Mike Schmidt lined out to the pitcher. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, National League trails 5 to 3.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Gary Lavelle now pitching for the National League. <--->
    Rick Monday singled to center. <--1>
    Rico Petrocelli grounded back to the pitcher, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Thurman Munson pinch hit for Rollie Fingers. <--1>
    Thurman Munson struck out. <--1>
    Rod Carew doubled to left. <32->
    Mike Hargrove grounded to first. <32->
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, American League leads 5 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Steve Mingori now pitching for the American League. <--->
    Steve Garvey flied out to center. <--->
    Joe Torre grounded to third. <--->
    Bobby Tolan grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, National League trails 5 to 3.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Carlton Fisk singled through the left side. <--1>
    Reggie Jackson struck out. <--1>
    Don Mincher struck out. <--1>
    Willie Horton struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, American League leads 5 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Larry Biittner flied out to right. <--->
    Tim McCarver pinch hit for Gary Lavelle. <--->
    Tim McCarver grounded to second. <--->
    Tommy Helms singled to center. <--1>
    Tommy Helms took second on defensive indifference. <-2->
    Steve Mingori balked. <3-->
    Pete Rose grounded to second. <3-->

    AMERICAN LEAGUE WIN: 5-3
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    1972 All-Star game
    
    American League American League at National League National League
    July 9, 1972
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
    American League (AL) 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0    5 10  2
    National League (NL) 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0    3  7  1
    
    AMERICAN LEAGUE              ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Rod Carew (2B)                4  1  1  0  0  0  1  0    .364
    Mike Hargrove (1B)            4  2  1  2  1  1  0  0    .352
    Carlton Fisk (C)              5  2  0  1  0  0  0  0    .311
    Reggie Jackson (RF)           4  0  1  1  0  0  3  0    .354
    Doug DeCinces (3B)            2  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .359
     Champ Summers (P)            1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .290
     Don Mincher (P)              2  1  0  0  0  2  1  0    .286
    Willie Horton (LF)            5  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .327
    Rick Monday (CF)              3  1  1  0  0  0  1  0    .341
    Rico Petrocelli (SS)          4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .287
    Bill Singer (P)               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .070
     Tony Perez (P)               1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .308
     Dave McNally (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .140
     Mike Epstein (P)             1  1  0  1  1  1  0  0    .306
     Dave Boswell (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .222
     Bill Freehan (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .342
     Rollie Fingers (P)           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .111
     Thurman Munson (P)           1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .293
     Steve Mingori (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       38 10  4  5  2  4 11  0
    
       2B:  Carlton Fisk, Rod Carew, Don Mincher
       HR:  Mike Hargrove, Mike Epstein
    
       DP:  Mike Hargrove, Rod Carew 2
       E:  Rod Carew, Rico Petrocelli
    
                               ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                 Bill Singer  2.0  1  0  0  0  0  1  27   2.22
                Dave McNally  2.0  2  1  1  2  1  1  46   4.05
                Dave Boswell  2.0  3  1  0  1  1  2  31   3.43
              Rollie Fingers  1.0  0  0  0  0  0  0  19   1.63
               Steve Mingori  2.0  1  0  0  0  0  0  22   3.03
                      TOTALS  9.0  7  2  1  3  2  4 145
    
    NATIONAL LEAGUE              ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Joe Morgan (2B)               3  0  0  0  0  0  0  1    .293
     Tommy Helms (P)              2  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .307
    Pete Rose (RF)                5  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .345
    Dusty Baker (CF)              4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .323
    Mike Schmidt (3B)             4  1  0  1  1  1  2  0    .300
    Steve Garvey (1B)             3  0  1  2  0  0  0  0    .335
    Joe Torre (C)                 3  1  1  0  0  0  0  0    .319
    Bobby Tolan (LF)              4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .316
    Jim Fregosi (SS)              1  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .272
     Larry Biittner (P)           2  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .345
    Tom Seaver (P)                0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .123
     Bob Watson (P)               1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .345
     Don Drysdale (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .140
     Willie Stargell (P)          1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .311
     Nolan Ryan (P)               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .178
     Johnny Bench (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .276
     Ron Taylor (P)               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Gary Lavelle (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .500
     Tim McCarver (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .307
    TOTALS                       35  7  2  3  1  3  4  1
    
       2B:  Joe Torre, Pete Rose
       HR:  Mike Schmidt
       HBP:  Jim Fregosi
       GDP:  Johnny Bench
       E:  Larry Biittner
    
                               ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                  Tom Seaver  3.0  1  2  1  1  1  2  56   2.27
                Don Drysdale  1.0  2  0  0  0  0  1  11   2.61
                  Nolan Ryan  2.0  1  2  1  1  1  3  47   2.25
                  Ron Taylor  1.0  3  0  0  3  0  1  26   1.35
                Gary Lavelle  2.0  3  0  0  0  0  4  43   1.69
                      TOTALS  9.0 10  4  2  5  2 11 183
    
         WP: Dave Boswell
         LP: Ron Taylor
         SV: Steve Mingori
    
         Temperature: 97F
         Wind: 3 MPH (right to left)
         Attendance: 50,000
         Time: 3:44
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
                                                              1972
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    Barren Conways

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    Jacy Conway was irritable this summer, ...everything seemed to be hanging over his head, lately. the court cases in which he was testifying against Tommy Cooper, and on behalf of Donny Twinn, respectively, with yet the possibility of a charge of possession of pornographic material, and extortion, hanging over himself and wife, Toni.

    There was a constant worry that Donny would slip up and accept stolen property in the Thrift shop, with both the criminal population and the local police force, now aware that such a possibility existed, and the fact that he could not make his wife, pregnant, again.

    Besides his own preconceived notions that an only child stood a chance of becoming a spoiled child, man-like, he would like at least one boy in the family, dearly , as he loved Queenie his three-year old daughter.

    Besides all this, the newsagent's shop which, hitherto, had been a gold-mine gushing cash, but now the takings of which were down, markedly.

    All these troubles, he gloomily concluded, he could attribute to his wife, Toni; it was she who had purloined Tommy Cooper's collection of photos showing sexual abuse of young children, and bruited the idea of blackmailing the carny with them, she, whom he suspected of luring the youth Donny Twinn and his patron Tommy Cooper into knocking off stuff,and fencing it through the Thrift shop, and if someone's hand was in the newsagent's till, it certainly wasn't his, so it must have been hers, and he had proved his potency by conceiving Queenie, so his wife must be the barren one.

    It all came to a head this particular morning when he'd found another disappointing tally, when counting up yesterday's take from the newsagents till. Toni came in to relieve him for breakfast which she'd just fixed.

    "We're down again, Tone" He informed her. She affected to ignore his accusing stare, and shrugged "All this bad publicness, perhaps..." was her offering "...People stay away thinking we crooks"

    "Oh, do leave orf..." Jacy's sarcasm was heavy "...Our customers don't give a monkey's about that...s'long as they can still get their fags and newspapers..." He pointed at the till "...You sure you're chargin' 'em enough?"

    "I know all the prices better than you..." she, always a believer that attack is the best defence, flashed back at him "...And I don't give credit to pretty girls who blink their eyelids at me. "

    "Are you saying I do...?" Jacy was genuinely indignant, marriage to Toni had changed him into something of a misogynist.".....Me, I wouldn't trust any woman as far as I could throw her...anyway...." he went on "...it's got to stop, if we get charged, ol' flyblow the lawyer's gonna charge us a bomb for legal fees..."

    "I told you..." she pointed out "...we don't need lawyer...our defence is simple...we collect porn as evidence against Tommy...crafty, he calls police on us before we do on him"

    "You ever heard that saying that whoever represents himself, has a fool for a lawyer...?" asked Jacy "...All we can do is cross our fingers,and hope we don't get charged...an' there's another worry...." He went on "...Mrs Baker's talkin' about leavin' I've had to spring her a coupla quid extra per night to keep her sweet"

    "Ten pounds, now, for two easy hours...!" exclaimed Toni, disgusted "....That woman push your buttons, Jace...she loves the job"

    "Be that as it may...it's extra expense..." He looked at her "...I don't see why you can't do more in the shop...you seem to have it easy all day" This was most unjust, and Jacy knew it; the woman was a marvel really, what she did for both home and the businesses... she was a human dynamo like his own parents.

    "Is because I'm organized..." Toni was quite smug about this " ...I cook, I clean, I shop, I look after Queenie...I am good wife and mother"

    "If you're such a good wife and mother, why haven't we got more kids...?" he demanded "...Chriat knows I try hard enough"

    She glowered at him "You, you are like horny satyr...always on blob...and don't I always give it?"

    "Yeah..." he reluctantly agreed "...but I can tell you don't enjoy it "

    "I do my wifey dury..." she was stiff "...but for a man, it is over in five minutes...a woman would like half an hour...he stops just as she is becoming interested"

    Such intimate conversation was halted by the entrance of a customer but for the rest of the day, and for some time after, he brooded that his wife seemed to have an answer for everything...maybe they didn't need a lawyer, after all.
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    The London "Daily Mirror"

    May 31st 1972

    Milestones of the month

    by Chatty Cathy

    Pride of place this month must go to British exploits. The most vivid one reads like something out of the "Boys Own Paper" Can you imagine the difficulty of flying a plane out to sea and dropping off four troopers of the British Special Air and Boat Service by parachute onto a moving target like an ocean liner, the ''Queen Elizabeth 2 '', in choppy waters, and varying sea breezes, sixty odd-miles off-shore across the Atlantic after a bomb threat and ransom demand which turn out to be bogus? Well, it happened this month.
    https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?...&hsimp=yhs-001
    https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?...&hsimp=yhs-001

    And did you ever expect a British soccer team, the Scottish F.A. club, Glasgow Rangers F.C. to win the European Cup defeating the mighty Dynamo Moscow side 3-2 in the European Cup Winners' Cup Final final in Barcelona, Spain, only to have a pitch invasion by their supporters leading to the Club being banned from defending the trophy next season? That was a highlight of May.

    The President of the United States seems to be inventing fancy names to pretty-up his various non-congenial operations in Viet-nam when ordering the operation "Pocket Money" (The mining of the Cong's Haiphong Harbor), "Operation Linebacker", and "Operation Custom Tailor" are now in full swing with large-scale bombing operations against the North Vietnamese by U.S.A. tactical aircraft.

    The President, this month, also turned to the more mundane tasks of signing with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev the SALT I treaty in Moscow, as well as the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and other agreements, intended to bring the two countries together. The end of both the Cold War, and the Viet-nam campaign is in sight, People !

    Mr Nixon could not have been pleased to hear of the first American soldiers to be killed on active service in Germany, since the war. A Red Army Faction bomb blew up in the barracks of the U.S. Army Supreme European Command in Heidelberg, West Germany, slaying three U.S. soldiers.

    Elsewhere in the United States, the extreme right-wing Governor George C. Wallace of Alabama was shot and paralyzed by one, Arthur Bremer,at a political rally. It couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

    Elsewhere in the world:

    Ceylon, not content with breaking with Britain, has taken to indulge itself with unpronounceable names like the republic of "Sri Lanka" ruled by prime minister "Sirimavo Bandaranaike", under its new constitution.

    But trouble looms for this new republic in the form of the Tamil United Front , a pro-Tamils subversive organization, being founded in Sri Lanka.

    Okinawa is returned to Japan after 27 years of United States occupation.

    Also this month, Wernher von Braun retired from NASA, he being cheesed off by the agency's unwillingness to begin a manned trans-orbital space program.

    Good riddance I say..we need another expensive space programme like we need a hole in the taxpayers pocket. Besides, I never liked this German bloke for engineering all those flying bombs sent to Our Town during the war
    -30-
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    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
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    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    St. Louis Cardinals at Montreal Expos
    July 31, 1972

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Gordy Fashaway takes the mound for the Expos.
    Jim Fregosi singled to center. <--1>
    The Cardinals put on the hit and run.
    Curt Flood popped up to the shortstop. <--1>
    The Cardinals put on the hit and run.
    Jim Fregosi stole second. <-2->
    Jose Cruz singled up the middle. <3-1>
    Joe Torre struck out. <3-1>
    Byron Browne grounded to first. <3-1>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Nelson Briles takes the mound for the Cardinals.
    Larry Lintz singled into right field. <--1>
    The Expos put on the hit and run.
    Paul Blair singled to left field, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Ron Allen singled to short right-center, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Danny Godby singled to left, scoring a run. <-21>
    Brooks Robinson grounded to second, forcing the runner at second. <3-1>
    Jimmie Hall struck out. <3-1>
    John Bateman singled through the right side, scoring a run. <-21>
    Brooks Robinson went for an extra base and reached third. <3-1>
    Eddie Leon grounded to first. <3-1>
    3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the first, Montreal leads 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Bill Stein grounded to third. <--->
    Jim Campbell grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Mike Tyson popped up to the third baseman in foul ground. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, St. Louis trails 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Gordy Fashaway singled up the middle. <--1>
    Larry Lintz grounded to first base, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    The Expos put on the hit and run.
    Larry Lintz was caught stealing second. <--->
    Paul Blair struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Montreal leads 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Nelson Briles struck out. <--->
    Jim Fregosi popped up to short. <--->
    Curt Flood flied out to left. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, St. Louis trails 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Ron Allen struck out. <--->
    Danny Godby homered down the right-field line. <--->
    Brooks Robinson struck out. <--->
    Jimmie Hall grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Montreal leads 4 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Jose Cruz flied out to center. <--->
    Joe Torre struck out. <--->
    Byron Browne popped up to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, St. Louis trails 4 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    John Bateman reached first on a throwing error by the pitcher. <--1>
    Eddie Leon singled into the right field corner, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Gordy Fashaway grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    Larry Lintz grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Montreal leads 5 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Bill Stein grounded to short. <--->
    Jim Campbell popped up foul down the first base line. <--->
    Mike Tyson grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, St. Louis trails 5 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Paul Blair grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Ron Allen struck out. <--->
    Danny Godby grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Montreal leads 5 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Nelson Briles flied out to center. <--->
    Jim Fregosi grounded to second. <--->
    Curt Flood flied out to left. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, St. Louis trails 5 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Brooks Robinson homered down the left-field line. <--->
    Jimmie Hall homered over the left field fence. <--->
    Tim Plodinec now pitching for the Cardinals. <--->
    John Bateman singled to right field. <--1>
    Eddie Leon grounded to the second baseman for a double play (4-6-3). <--->
    Gordy Fashaway grounded to second. <--->
    2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Montreal leads 7 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Jose Cruz singled up the middle. <--1>
    Joe Torre grounded to first base for a double play (3-6-3). <--->
    Byron Browne singled through the left side. <--1>
    Bill Stein grounded to short. <--1>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, St. Louis trails 7 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Larry Lintz grounded to second. <--->
    Paul Blair walked. <--1>
    Ron Allen singled to left. <-21>
    Danny Godby flied out to right. <-21>
    Paul Blair tagged up and reached third. <3-1>
    Brooks Robinson grounded to the pitcher. <3-1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Montreal leads 7 to 0.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Jim Campbell singled to right. <--1>
    Mike Tyson flied out to center. <--1>
    Ed Spiezio pinch hit for Tim Plodinec. <--1>
    Ed Spiezio singled to center. <-21>
    Jim Fregosi walked. <321>
    Curt Flood singled to center field, scoring a run. <321>
    Jose Cruz grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <32->
    1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, St. Louis trails 7 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Don Stanhouse now pitching for the Cardinals. <--->
    Jimmie Hall grounded to third. <--->
    John Bateman walked. <--1>
    Eddie Leon struck out. <--1>
    Gordy Fashaway struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Montreal leads 7 to 1.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Joe Torre walked. <--1>
    Byron Browne flied out to left. <--1>
    Bill Stein grounded to the pitcher, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Jim Campbell popped up behind home plate. <--1>

    EXPOS WIN: 7-1
    "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
    
    St. Louis Cardinals at Montreal Expos
    July 31, 1972
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
         Cardinals (STL) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0    1  7  1
             Expos (MON) 3 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 x    7 12  0
    
    ST. LOUIS                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Jim Fregosi (SS)              3  1  1  0  0  0  0  1    .259
    Curt Flood (CF)               4  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .150
    Jose Cruz (LF)                4  2  0  0  0  0  0  0    .278
    Joe Torre (C)                 3  0  1  0  0  0  2  0    .311
    Byron Browne (RF)             4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .158
    Bill Stein (3B)               4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .240
    Jim Campbell (1B)             4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .250
    Mike Tyson (2B)               3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .224
    Nelson Briles (P)             2  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .222
     Tim Plodinec (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Ed Spiezio (P)               1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .320
     Don Stanhouse (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       32  7  2  1  0  1  3  1
    
       GDP:  Joe Torre, Jose Cruz
    
       DP:  Jim Campbell 2, Mike Tyson 2, Jim Fregosi 2
    
                   ST. LOUIS   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
               Nelson Briles  5.0 10  0  3  7  6  5  85   3.44
                Tim Plodinec  2.0  2  1  0  0  0  0  23   1.42
               Don Stanhouse  1.0  0  1  0  0  0  2  19   3.95
                      TOTALS  8.0 12  2  3  7  6  7 127
    
    MONTREAL                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Larry Lintz (2B)              4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .226
    Paul Blair (CF)               3  1  1  1  0  0  1  0    .229
    Ron Allen (1B)                4  2  0  1  0  1  2  0    .321
    Danny Godby (LF)              4  2  0  1  1  2  0  0    .278
    Brooks Robinson (3B)          4  1  0  1  1  1  1  0    .254
    Jimmie Hall (RF)              4  1  0  1  1  1  1  0    .224
    John Bateman (C)              3  2  1  1  0  1  0  0    .252
    Eddie Leon (SS)               4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .238
    Gordy Fashaway (P)            4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .229
    TOTALS                       34 12  2  7  3  6  7  0
    
       HR:  Brooks Robinson (12), Danny Godby (6), Jimmie Hall (10)
       GDP:  Eddie Leon, Gordy Fashaway
       CS:  Larry Lintz
    
       DP:  Ron Allen 3, Larry Lintz, Brooks Robinson, Eddie Leon
    
                    MONTREAL   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
              Gordy Fashaway  9.0  7  2  0  1  1  3 130   4.49
                      TOTALS  9.0  7  2  0  1  1  3 130
    
         WP: Gordy Fashaway (7-13)
         LP: Nelson Briles (9-9)
    
         Temperature: 84F
         Wind: Calm
         Attendance: 29,830
         Time: 2:50
    
    Expos(45-62) are last in N.L. East 28 GB of Mets (72-33)
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    New York Mets at San Diego Padres
    July 30, 1972

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Gary Beare takes the mound for the Padres.
    Bud Harrelson grounded to second. <--->
    Ken Boswell grounded to first base. <--->
    Ken Singleton grounded to second. <--->
    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
    Nolan Ryan takes the mound for the Mets.
    Billy Grabarkewitz singled to right. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Cookie Rojas grounded to the third baseman. <-2->
    Mike Lum struck out. <-2->
    Larry Biittner lined out to third. <-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
    Amos Otis grounded to first. <--->
    Ken McMullen lined out to center. <--->
    Ed Kranepool grounded to first. <--->
    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
    Ken Harrelson grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Andy Tate singled to center field. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Jesus Alou popped up to short. <--1>
    Andy Tate stole second. <-2->
    Chico Salmon flied out to left. <-2->
    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
    Art Shamsky lined out to left. <--->
    Johnny Edwards singled back through the middle. <--1>
    Nolan Ryan laid down a sacrifice bunt to the pitcher. <-2->
    Bud Harrelson grounded to the second baseman. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Gary Beare grounded to short. <--->
    Billy Grabarkewitz flied out to center. <--->
    Cookie Rojas flied out to left field. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Ken Boswell grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Ken Singleton grounded to second. <--->
    Amos Otis struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Mike Lum singled to left. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Larry Biittner singled to center, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Ken Harrelson grounded to the third baseman for a double play (5-4-3). <--->
    Andy Tate grounded to short. <--->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, San Diego leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Ken McMullen grounded to second. <--->
    Ed Kranepool singled up the middle. <--1>
    Art Shamsky popped up to the second baseman. <--1>
    Johnny Edwards grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, New York trails 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Jesus Alou popped up to second. <--->
    Chico Salmon struck out. <--->
    Gary Beare struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, San Diego leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Nolan Ryan struck out. <--->
    Bud Harrelson struck out. <--->
    Ken Boswell lined out to left field. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, New York trails 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Billy Grabarkewitz struck out. <--->
    Cookie Rojas struck out. <--->
    Mike Lum flied out to right. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, San Diego leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Ken Singleton flied out to left. <--->
    Amos Otis lined out to first. <--->
    Ken McMullen flied out to left. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, New York trails 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Larry Biittner singled through the right side. <--1>
    Ken Harrelson laid down a sacrifice bunt to the third baseman. <-2->
    Andy Tate walked. <-21>
    Jesus Alou doubled down the third base line for two RBIs. <-2->
    Chico Salmon struck out. <-2->
    Gary Beare struck out. <-2->
    2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, San Diego leads 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Ed Kranepool grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Art Shamsky flied out to right. <--->
    Johnny Edwards grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, New York trails 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Billy Grabarkewitz grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Cookie Rojas grounded to short. <--->
    Mike Lum was hit by a pitch. <--1>
    Larry Biittner tripled in the right field gap, scoring a run. <3-->
    Larry Biittner went for an extra base and reached home, scoring a run. <--->
    Ken Harrelson struck out. <--->
    2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, San Diego leads 5 to 0.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Wayne Garrett pinch hit for Nolan Ryan. <--->
    Wayne Garrett popped up to third. <--->
    Bud Harrelson walked. <--1>
    Ken Boswell grounded to first base for a double play (3-6-1). <--->

    PADRES WIN: 5-0
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

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

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

    Code:
    Padres best game in July
    
    New York Mets at San Diego Padres
    July 30, 1972
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
              Mets (NYM) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    0  2  0
            Padres (SDP) 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 x    5  7  0
    
    NEW YORK                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Bud Harrelson (SS)            3  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .269
    Ken Boswell (2B)              4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .270
    Ken Singleton (RF)            3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .274
    Amos Otis (CF)                3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .288
    Ken McMullen (3B)             3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .289
    Ed Kranepool (1B)             3  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .259
    Art Shamsky (LF)              3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .251
    Johnny Edwards (C)            3  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .276
    Nolan Ryan (P)                1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .190
     Wayne Garrett (P)            1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .095
    TOTALS                       27  2  1  0  0  0  3  0
    
       GDP:  Ken Boswell
    
       DP:  Ed Kranepool, Ken Boswell, Ken McMullen
    
                    NEW YORK   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                  Nolan Ryan  8.0  7  1  1  5  5  8 115   2.21
                      TOTALS  8.0  7  1  1  5  5  8 115
    
    SAN DIEGO                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Billy Grabarkewitz (3B)       4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .223
    Cookie Rojas (2B)             4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .262
    Mike Lum (LF)                 3  1  0  2  0  0  1  0    .264
    Larry Biittner (1B)           4  3  0  2  1  2  0  0    .358
    Ken Harrelson (CF)            3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .221
    Andy Tate (C)                 2  1  1  1  0  0  0  1    .306
    Jesus Alou (RF)               3  1  0  0  0  2  0  0    .265
    Chico Salmon (SS)             3  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .152
    Gary Beare (P)                3  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .106
    TOTALS                       29  7  1  5  1  4  8  1
    
       2B:  Jesus Alou (18)
       HR:  Larry Biittner (10)
       HBP:  Mike Lum
       GDP:  Ken Harrelson
    
       DP:  Larry Biittner, Chico Salmon
    
                   SAN DIEGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                  Gary Beare  9.0  2  1  0  0  0  3 104   3.74
                      TOTALS  9.0  2  1  0  0  0  3 104
    
         WP: Gary Beare (7-9)
         LP: Nolan Ryan (14-5)
    
         Temperature: 88F
         Wind: 2 MPH (in from right)
         Attendance: 32,827
         Time: 2:18
    
    Padres (38-71) are last in N.L. West 22.5 GB of S.F.Giants (59-47)
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

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

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

    The "San Diego Clarion"

    June 30th 1972

    Padres disappoint

    by Al Terego

    Once again, this year's Amateur Draft was excellent in both quantity and quality, having almost enough players for the full six rounds, and containing many fine young prospects of whom, Dan Conway was able to cull a share with which the exacting taskmaster of the San Diege Padres must have been satisfied.

    Although he was disappointed in his top choice which he tells me he wanted, one Ozzie Smith, a zippy young shortstop who was selected third, overall, by the Chisox, Conway was able to select six other youngsters with whom he professed to be delighted.

    He collected two top ranked second basemen in Willie Randolph and Julio Cruz, one of whom can also fill in at shortstop, they being excellent fielders. Another sure-hnded man is reputed to be third-baseman Glenn Gulliver, although he's not likely to displace, for some time the present incumbent Billy Grabarkewietze who , during a dismal month, for the team, had a BA of .303 and a OB+S of .934 for the Padres.

    In the pure slugging department, Dan picked for his third selection, left- fielder AL Green, who straightway for his rookie affiliate, Conway's old team, the Hudson Springers, hit a home run on his debut, and once more in the final two rounds of the Draft, the Padres' G.M. was able to pick-up highly touted starting pitcher Craig Mitchell, and reliever Joe Kerrigan who did well in High School.

    Of much interest was Montreal Expos' selection of Andre Dawson the pick of this year's draft. Andre, by repute, is an outfielder who is able to hit, run, and field with the best. We shall see.

    Mr Conway's joy did not extend to the performance of his team during the month of June, when they were only able to win a paltry seven games, despite the consistency of the line-up which, at least, conformed to the league batting- average of .259 with Herrelson. Lum, Azcue and Bittner, again prominent, but the pitching was a cruel disappointment in June nearly all the regulars getting shelled at some point.

    Only McAndrew (8-7) has a winning season, so far, and only Gerhardt, an ERA of 1.94 over 55.2 innings worth reporting. The San Diego Padres progress in its fourth season is definitely downhill, and somebody in charge had better do something about it - or else!
    -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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    [BIn early June, Dan Conway and his new paramour, Hedy "Red" Rolfe are in the Director's Box at San Diego Stadium waiting for the Reds-Padres game to begin.][/B]

    Red: This sure beats the bleachers at Nowheresville where I'm from.

    Dan: Chuckles) This is nothing, Hon...you ought to have known me when I owned a team.

    Red: Well, I'm glad enough to know you now, Dan.

    Dan: You're not gonna try to get back with Gussie?

    Red: In a heartbeat; but you know Gussie...her father's daughter...implacable...once in her doghouse, you're there for life.

    Dan: Yep...Lynn and I hoist with our own petard...we brought the kids up never to forgive a wrong...a person who knows he'll never be forgiven don't sin anyway.

    Red: Except that you and I did...now we're both on the outs with Gussie

    Dan: So we'll just have to admire her from afar, and take comfort from each other.

    Red: You don't feel that you've lost a daughter?

    Dan: Rueful chuckle) That happened long ago, Hon...my Augusta is emotionally attached to but one person in this life...her twin...did you know that she's roped Augie in to help her run the Corp?

    Red: I saw him in Culver, recently...told me he and the family's relocating...at least, he's still talkin' to us.

    Dan: It's just a front...unlike Gussie, he doesn't show his hand, till he has to...meanwhile, it's all smiles and affability till push comes to shove...then it's just his sister, and everybody else can go to Helll.

    Red: His wife seems a bit of a misery.

    Dan: Lee...? A nice gal...but she should never have married a Conway...we've all got our eyes fixed elsewhere

    Red: Slyly) Present company included?

    Dan: Grins) Me, Hon?...I'm the worst of the bunch.

    Red: That does not do a lot for a new girl-friend's confidence.

    Dan: That's life, Red...just an accident that's all...it's like this baseball game...we sit here hoping the Padres are gonna show up today...we cringe through nine innings as the Reds beat the crap outa our team, then, when it's all over we realize that it doesn't mean a thing.

    Red: Life's just an accident, eh Dan...? Well, let's you and I make it a happy accident, huh?
    "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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