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    The London "Daily Mirror"

    January 31st 1972

    Milestones of the month

    b
    y Chatty Cathy

    I think that we deem the news that's most important to our readers this month is that unemployment in the U.K. has now exceeded one million workers for the first time since World War Two, giving grave concern about our economy.

    Half a-dozen blokes in New York City solved their economic problems by robbing the safe deposit box in The Pierre hotel of something like four million bucks See, there's something to be said for stuffing your saving in a piggy-bank or under the mattress...but wait...who's got any savings these days? .

    The first scientific pocket calculator, Hewlett-Packard's HP-35 came out this month; it is reliably reported that the first calculation
    made on it, was its price - 395 smackers. If any of us ever get any savings to calculate, the HP-35 will be just the job.

    Women were prominent in the world, during the month.Here at home Rose Heilbron became the first British woman judge, holding her court at the Old Bailey in London; Queen Margrethe of Denmark took over the throne from daddy, King Frederick; and Shirley Chisholm, who already has the distinction of being the first black Congresswoman, has upped the ante by announcing her candidacy for President this coming November.
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=shirl...J-Hj0gL15pX4AQ

    The lady has President Nixon looking over his shoulder,anyway, probably prompting his announcement of the development of a Space Shuttle program, whatever that means (Apart from more American taxpayers' bucks flying out to the wide blue yonder).

    One lady who wasn't doing so well in January as the others named above, was that grand old Dame, the liner, Queen Mary. The one-time holder of the Atlantic Blue Riband, she ended, if not in a blaze of glory, well, up in smoke, anyway.She burnt down to the waterline at her moorings in Hong-Kong.
    http://mogulforums.com/showthread.ph...90#post1625190

    We also have to report two human tragedies when one hundred wedding guests died in a New Delhi marriage ceremony. Seems they consumed moonshine containing methanol and wood alcohol bought from a local bootlegger, while more Irish Nationalists were shot dead by British soldiers as the locals marched in Derry, Northern Ireland. This was on the last Sunday of the month, a day which is already going down in infamy as "Bloody Sunday".

    Bloody religion...that's the root cause of all this murder on both sides in Northern Ireland
    -30-
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

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    Consequences -1

    Detective-Sergeant Morgan and Detective -Constable Smith called on Jacy at the newsagents early in January of 1972, armed with a warrant to search the premises. When they informed him that they were looking for photographs, he immediately realized what had happened. The crafty Tommy Cooper had turned the tables on him and Toni, by alleging that the pornographic photos which they had swiped from him originated with the Conways, themselves, and possession being nine points of the law, he and Toni were now lumbered with criminal evidence against them.

    Even if they convinced the Law that they had nothing to do with the taking of the photos, there was still the charge of unlawful possession and threats of extortion against Tommy, himself.

    To prevent the police from obtaining a warrant to search his house and shop, causing all sorts of havoc (Police, world-wide. were notorious for enjoying making a mess of suspected criminals' habitats, venting their frustrations no doubt over much of their work being undone by clever lawyers, inept prosecutors, lenient judges, and laws which seemed to favour the guilty rather than the victims), Jacy, at once gave up the hoard of Tommy's photos that they held in Mount Street, and on successfully producing a witness, the undercover cop, Jimmy Shevlin, to their entrapment of Donny Twinn, thence to the capture of Tommy Cooper, himself, for various offences, the Conways were able to avoid immediate arrest, but faced a long legal battle to prove that they only held the photos in self-defence against threats of retribution by Tommy.

    The photos backfired on Cooper, himself, for while he always knew that his fingerprints were on the photos, he claimed that it was simply because he had viewed them at the Conway's invitation. In the actual taking of the photos he had arranged that as little as possible of the abuser of the children in the pictures was seen, but proof that, indeed he was the perpetrator in at least one assault was, the appearance, in one photo, of a tattoo on his forearm. ironically, a pledge of true love to his wife.

    After months of investigation, litigation, and financial dissipation in legal fees and criminal fines, the Conways were able to avoid arrest, but the entire experience embittered them, and had further consequences for their future, and their society.
    "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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    St. Louis Cardinals at Montreal Expos
    February 22, 1972

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Luis Tiant takes the mound for the Expos.
    Jose Cruz struck out. <--->
    Jim Fregosi walked. <--1>
    The Cardinals put on the hit and run.
    Joe Torre flied out to left field. <--1>
    Hank Aaron homered to left-center for two RBIs. <--->
    Vada Pinson singled to center. <--1>
    Bill Stein walked. <-21>
    Danny Cater walked. <321>
    Mike Tyson singled to center field for two RBIs. <3-1>
    Balor Moore now pitching for the Expos. <3-1>
    Steve Carlton struck out. <3-1>
    4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, St. Louis leads 4 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Steve Carlton takes the mound for the Cardinals.
    Larry Lintz singled up the middle. <--1>
    Steve Carlton threw a wild pitch. <-2->
    Paul Blair homered down the right-field line for two RBIs. <--->
    Ron Allen reached first on a fielding error by the second baseman. <--1>
    The Expos put on the hit and run.
    Danny Godby grounded to the pitcher. <-2->
    Brooks Robinson lined out to second. <-2->
    Jimmie Hall grounded to third. <-2->
    2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, Montreal trails 4 to 2.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Jose Cruz singled through the right side. <--1>
    Jose Cruz went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Jim Fregosi homered into the center field bleachers for two RBIs. <--->
    Joe Torre singled through the left side. <--1>
    Hank Aaron walked. <-21>
    Vada Pinson singled into the right field corner, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Bill Stein flied out to center. <3-1>
    Hank Aaron tagged up and scored. <--1>
    Danny Cater singled to center, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Jose Pena now pitching for the Expos. <3-1>
    Mike Tyson grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <3-->
    4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, St. Louis leads 8 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Eddie Leon struck out. <--->
    Larry Howard singled through the left side. <--1>
    Jose Pena doubled down the left field line. <32->
    Larry Lintz grounded to first base, scoring a run. <3-->
    Paul Blair grounded to the shortstop. <3-->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Montreal trails 8 to 3.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Steve Carlton struck out. <--->
    Jose Cruz doubled down the third base line. <-2->
    Jim Fregosi grounded to the second baseman. <3-->
    Joe Torre grounded to third. <3-->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, St. Louis leads 8 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Ron Allen struck out. <--->
    Danny Godby walked. <--1>
    Danny Godby stole second. <-2->
    Brooks Robinson struck out. <-2->
    Jimmie Hall struck out. <-2->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Montreal trails 8 to 3.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Hank Aaron grounded to second. <--->
    Vada Pinson grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Bill Stein grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, St. Louis leads 8 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Eddie Leon struck out. <--->
    Larry Howard struck out. <--->
    Jose Pena singled down the left field line. <--1>
    Larry Lintz walked. <-21>
    Paul Blair singled to right field. <321>
    Ron Allen singled to left, scoring a run. <321>
    Danny Godby singled to right for two RBIs. <3-1>
    Brooks Robinson struck out. <3-1>
    3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Montreal trails 8 to 6.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Danny Cater grounded to short. <--->
    Mike Tyson was hit by a pitch. <--1>
    Steve Carlton grounded to the shortstop for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, St. Louis leads 8 to 6.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Jimmie Hall struck out. <--->
    Eddie Leon lined out to center field. <--->
    Larry Howard popped up to the second baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Montreal trails 8 to 6.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Dale Murray now pitching for the Expos. <--->
    Jose Cruz grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Jim Fregosi grounded to short. <--->
    Joe Torre grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, St. Louis leads 8 to 6.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Ron Willis now pitching for the Cardinals. <--->
    Dale Murray struck out. <--->
    Larry Lintz walked. <--1>
    Larry Lintz was caught stealing second. <--->
    Paul Blair grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Montreal trails 8 to 6.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Hank Aaron struck out. <--->
    Vada Pinson singled back through the middle. <--1>
    The Cardinals put on the hit and run.
    Bill Stein flied out to left. <--1>
    Danny Cater grounded to the pitcher. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, St. Louis leads 8 to 6.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Ron Allen grounded to third. <--->
    Danny Godby was hit by a pitch. <--1>
    Brooks Robinson lined out to center. <--1>
    Ron Willis threw a wild pitch. <-2->
    Jimmie Hall walked. <-21>
    Eddie Leon grounded to short. <-21>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Montreal trails 8 to 6.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Mike Tyson grounded to third. <--->
    Jim Campbell pinch hit for Ron Willis. <--->
    Jim Campbell flied out to center. <--->
    Jose Cruz singled down the third base line. <--1>
    Jim Fregosi grounded to short. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, St. Louis leads 8 to 6.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Sal Campisi now pitching for the Cardinals. <--->
    Larry Howard walked. <--1>
    Paul Schaal pinch hit for Dale Murray. <--1>
    Paul Schaal walked. <-21>
    Larry Lintz struck out. <-21>
    Paul Blair grounded to second, forcing the runner at second. <3-1>
    Ron Allen struck out. <3-1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Montreal trails 8 to 6.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Joe Hoerner now pitching for the Expos. <--->
    Joe Torre popped up to the third baseman in foul ground. <--->
    Hank Aaron singled to center. <--1>
    Vada Pinson singled down the left field line. <-21>
    Bill Stein reached first on a fielding error by the shortstop. <321>
    Danny Cater grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <32->
    0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, St. Louis leads 8 to 6.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Danny Godby singled to right. <--1>
    Brooks Robinson grounded to first. <-2->
    Jimmie Hall grounded to first. <3-->
    Eddie Leon flied out to left field. <3-->

    CARDINALS WIN: 8-6
    "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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    Code:
    Spring training game
    
    St. Louis Cardinals at Montreal Expos
    
    February 22, 1972
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
         Cardinals (STL) 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    8 13  1
             Expos (MON) 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0    6  9  1
    
    ST. LOUIS                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Jose Cruz (LF)                5  3  0  1  0  0  1  0    .600
    Jim Fregosi (SS)              4  1  1  2  1  2  0  0    .250
    Joe Torre (C)                 5  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .200
    Hank Aaron (RF)               4  2  1  2  1  2  1  0    .500
    Vada Pinson (CF)              5  4  0  1  0  1  0  0    .800
    Bill Stein (3B)               3  0  1  1  0  1  0  0    .000
    Danny Cater (1B)              4  1  1  0  0  0  0  0    .250
    Mike Tyson (2B)               3  1  0  0  0  2  0  0    .333
    Steve Carlton (P)             3  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .000
     Ron Willis (P)               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Jim Campbell (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Sal Campisi (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       37 13  4  8  2  8  4  0
    
       2B:  Jose Cruz 2 (2)
       HR:  Jim Fregosi (1), Hank Aaron (1)
       HBP:  Mike Tyson
       GDP:  Danny Cater, Mike Tyson, Steve Carlton
       E:  Mike Tyson
    
                   ST. LOUIS   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
               Steve Carlton  5.0  8  2  1  6  6  8  92  10.80
                  Ron Willis  2.0  0  2  0  0  0  1  32   0.00
                 Sal Campisi  2.0  1  2  0  0  0  2  44   0.00
                      TOTALS  9.0  9  6  1  6  6 11 168
    
    MONTREAL                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Larry Lintz (2B)              3  1  2  2  0  1  1  0    .333
    Paul Blair (CF)               5  2  0  2  1  2  0  0    .400
    Ron Allen (1B)                5  1  0  0  0  1  2  0    .200
    Danny Godby (LF)              3  2  1  0  0  2  0  1    .667
    Brooks Robinson (3B)          5  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .000
    Jimmie Hall (RF)              4  0  1  0  0  0  2  0    .000
    Eddie Leon (SS)               5  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .000
    Larry Howard (C)              3  1  1  1  0  0  1  0    .333
    Luis Tiant (P)                0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Balor Moore (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Jose Pena (P)                2  2  0  1  0  0  0  0   1.000
     Dale Murray (P)              1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
     Paul Schaal (P)              0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Joe Hoerner (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       36  9  6  6  1  6 11  1
    
       2B:  Jose Pena (1)
       HR:  Paul Blair (1)
       HBP:  Danny Godby
       CS:  Larry Lintz
    
       DP:  Ron Allen 3, Larry Lintz 3, Brooks Robinson, Eddie Leon 2
       E:  Eddie Leon
    
                    MONTREAL   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                  Luis Tiant  0.2  3  3  1  4  4  1  31  54.00
                 Balor Moore  0.2  5  1  1  4  4  1  26  54.00
                   Jose Pena  3.2  1  0  0  0  0  1  45   0.00
                 Dale Murray  3.0  2  0  0  0  0  1  32   0.00
                 Joe Hoerner  1.0  2  0  0  0  0  0  18   0.00
                      TOTALS  9.0 13  4  2  8  8  4 152
    
         WP: Steve Carlton (1-0)
         LP: Luis Tiant (0-1)
         SV: Sal Campisi (1)
    
         Temperature: 74F
         Wind: 3 MPH (in from center)
         Attendance: 8,948
         Time: 3:07
    "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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    San Diego Padres at Pittsburgh Pirates

    February 21, 1972

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Bob Moose takes the mound for the Pirates.
    Ken Harrelson doubled down the left field line. <-2->
    Cookie Rojas walked. <-21>
    Mike Lum hit an infield single to the pitcher. <321>
    Larry Biittner singled to center for two RBIs. <3-1>
    Jesus Alou singled to left, scoring a run. <-21>
    Joe Azcue popped up to second. <-21>
    Clete Boyer singled to short left-center, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Jerry Adair singled to left field, scoring a run. <-21>
    John Lamb now pitching for the Pirates. <-21>
    Fred Kuhaulua struck out. <-21>
    Ken Harrelson walked. <321>
    Cookie Rojas grounded to short. <321>
    5 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, San Diego leads 5 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Fred Kuhaulua takes the mound for the Padres.
    Gene Alley grounded to third. <--->
    Jim Northrup struck out. <--->
    Rusty Staub walked. <--1>
    Willie Stargell struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, Pittsburgh trails 5 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Mike Lum flied out to center. <--->
    Larry Biittner grounded to third. <--->
    Jesus Alou reached first on a throwing error by the shortstop. <--1>
    Joe Azcue flied out to left field. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, San Diego leads 5 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Joe Pepitone grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Art Howe doubled down the right field line. <-2->
    Manny Sanguillen flied out to center. <-2->
    Bill Mazeroski grounded to second. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Pittsburgh trails 5 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Clete Boyer struck out. <--->
    Jerry Adair grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Fred Kuhaulua flied out to left. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, San Diego leads 5 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    John Lamb grounded to first. <--->
    Gene Alley struck out. <--->
    Jim Northrup grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Pittsburgh trails 5 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Ken Harrelson singled through the hole. <--1>
    Cookie Rojas singled to center field. <-21>
    Mike Lum singled to right. <321>
    Larry Biittner grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <3-->
    Jesus Alou grounded to second. <3-->
    1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, San Diego leads 6 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Rusty Staub homered over the left field fence. <--->
    Willie Stargell walked. <--1>
    Joe Pepitone flied out to left field. <--1>
    Art Howe grounded to second for a double play (4-6-1). <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Pittsburgh trails 6 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Joe Azcue popped up to short. <--->
    Clete Boyer walked. <--1>
    Jerry Adair flied out to right. <--1>
    Lou Marone now pitching for the Pirates. <--1>
    Fred Kuhaulua struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, San Diego leads 6 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Manny Sanguillen tripled in the left field gap. <3-->
    Bill Mazeroski singled down the right field line, scoring a run. <--1>
    Lou Marone laid down a sacrifice bunt in front of home plate. <-2->
    Gene Alley singled through the left side. <3-1>
    Jim Northrup flied out to left. <3-1>
    Bill Mazeroski tagged up and scored. <--1>
    Rusty Staub flied out to right. <--1>
    2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Pittsburgh trails 6 to 3.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Ken Harrelson flied out to center. <--->
    Cookie Rojas singled to center. <--1>
    Mike Lum struck out. <--1>
    Cookie Rojas stole second. <-2->
    Larry Biittner singled up the middle, scoring a run. <--1>
    Jesus Alou struck out. <--1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, San Diego leads 7 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Willie Stargell lined out to left. <--->
    Joe Pepitone flied out to center. <--->
    Art Howe flied out to center. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Pittsburgh trails 7 to 3.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Kent Tekulve now pitching for the Pirates. <--->
    Joe Azcue grounded to second. <--->
    Clete Boyer tripled in the right field gap. <3-->
    Kent Tekulve threw a wild pitch - a run scored. <--->
    Jerry Adair grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Fred Kuhaulua grounded to first base. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, San Diego leads 8 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Manny Sanguillen singled to right. <--1>
    Bill Mazeroski singled to right field. <-21>
    Richie Zisk pinch hit for Kent Tekulve. <-21>
    Richie Zisk walked. <321>
    Gene Alley singled through the hole, scoring a run. <321>
    Jim Northrup grounded to second, scoring a run. <-21>
    Rusty Staub grounded to first for a double play (3-6-1). <-2->
    2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Pittsburgh trails 8 to 5.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Gene Garber now pitching for the Pirates. <--->
    Ken Harrelson grounded to second. <--->
    Cookie Rojas popped up to second. <--->
    Mike Lum singled to left. <--1>
    Mike Lum was caught stealing second. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, San Diego leads 8 to 5.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Willie Stargell lined out to right. <--->
    Joe Pepitone struck out. <--->
    Art Howe grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Pittsburgh trails 8 to 5.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Larry Biittner popped up behind home plate. <--->
    Jesus Alou grounded to third. <--->
    Joe Azcue walked. <--1>
    Clete Boyer walked. <-21>
    Willie Crawford pinch hit for Jerry Adair. <-21>
    Willie Crawford struck out. <-21>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, San Diego leads 8 to 5.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Steve Simpson now pitching for the Padres. <--->
    Billy Grabarkewitz came in to play Shortstop. <--->
    Manny Sanguillen grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Bill Mazeroski singled to left. <--1>
    Bill Mazeroski went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Matty Alou pinch hit for Gene Garber. <-2->
    Matty Alou singled to left. <3-1>
    Gene Alley popped up to short. <3-1>
    Jim Northrup singled through the right side, scoring a run. <-21>
    Rusty Staub singled to right. <321>
    Willie Stargell singled up the middle, scoring a run. <321>
    Joe Pepitone popped up to the third baseman. <321>

    PADRES WIN: 8-7
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    Code:
    Spring Training Game
    
    February 21 1972
    
    
    SAN DIEGO                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Ken Harrelson (CF)            4  2  1  2  0  0  0  0    .500
    Cookie Rojas (2B)             4  2  1  2  0  0  0  1    .500
    Mike Lum (LF)                 5  3  0  1  0  0  1  0    .600
    Larry Biittner (1B)           5  2  0  1  0  3  0  0    .400
    Jesus Alou (RF)               5  1  0  1  0  1  1  0    .200
    Joe Azcue (C)                 4  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    Clete Boyer (3B)              3  2  2  1  0  1  1  0    .667
    Jerry Adair (SS)              4  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .250
     Willie Crawford (P)          1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
     Billy Grabarkewitz (P)       0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    Fred Kuhaulua (P)             4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .000
     Steve Simpson (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       39 13  5  8  0  6  6  1
    
       2B:  Ken Harrelson (1)
       3B:  Clete Boyer (1)
       GDP:  Larry Biittner
       CS:  Mike Lum
    
       DP:  Larry Biittner, Cookie Rojas, Jerry Adair 2
    
                   SAN DIEGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
               Fred Kuhaulua  8.0  8  3  1  5  5  4 113   5.63
               Steve Simpson  1.0  5  0  0  2  2  0  23  18.00
                      TOTALS  9.0 13  3  1  7  7  4 136
    
    PITTSBURGH                   ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Gene Alley (SS)               5  2  0  0  0  1  1  0    .400
    Jim Northrup (RF)             4  1  0  0  0  3  1  0    .250
    Rusty Staub (1B)              4  2  1  1  1  1  0  0    .500
    Willie Stargell (LF)          4  1  1  0  0  1  1  0    .250
    Joe Pepitone (CF)             5  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
    Art Howe (3B)                 4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .250
    Manny Sanguillen (C)          4  2  0  2  0  0  0  0    .500
    Bill Mazeroski (2B)           4  3  0  3  0  1  0  0    .750
    Bob Moose (P)                 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     John Lamb (P)                1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Lou Marone (P)               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Kent Tekulve (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Richie Zisk (P)              0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Gene Garber (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Matty Alou (P)               1  1  0  1  0  0  0  0   1.000
    TOTALS                       36 13  3  7  1  7  4  0
    
       2B:  Bill Mazeroski (1), Art Howe (1)
       3B:  Manny Sanguillen (1)
       HR:  Rusty Staub (1)
       GDP:  Rusty Staub, Art Howe
    
       DP:  Rusty Staub, Bill Mazeroski, Gene Alley
       E:  Gene Alley
    
                  PITTSBURGH   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                   Bob Moose  0.1  6  1  0  5  5  0  29 135.00
                   John Lamb  4.1  3  2  0  1  1  2  61   2.08
                  Lou Marone  1.1  2  0  0  1  1  3  23   6.75
                Kent Tekulve  1.0  1  0  0  1  1  0  12   9.00
                 Gene Garber  2.0  1  2  0  0  0  1  33   0.00
                      TOTALS  9.0 13  5  0  8  8  6 158
    
         WP: Fred Kuhaulua (1-0)
         LP: Bob Moose (0-1)
         SV: Steve Simpson (1)
    
         Temperature: 69F
         Wind: Calm
         Attendance: 10,000
         Time: 3:04
    "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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    Consequences 2 (continued)

    14th Feb Augie's problem

    Augie and Lee Conway are at breakfast with their children when the phone rings; it is Augie's sister, Gussy Conway, who is calling to offer Valentine's greetings to him, and his family, along with a proposition that the listening Lee finds very troubling.

    When Augie finally hangs up, the following conversation takes place, both adults being constrained by the presence of the children, three-year-old twins Winston ("Sonny") and Winifred ("Winnie") Conway

    WIN: Informatively) Dat Auntie Gussie, Mommy.

    LEE: I know, Dear, wishing us all a happy Valentine's Day like we did.

    WIN: Is an auntie old, Dadda?

    AUG: Gosh, I hope not, Little 'Un... like me...early 'Thirties

    SON: With mouth full) Dirty, dirty.

    AUG: Correcting him) No, Thirties , Son

    LEE: Oh, I don't know, Aug... I think he was right the first time

    AUG: Eh...? Dirty...? Me...?

    LEE: All those arrangements, help her with the Corporation, we all relocate to Culver city, all without consulting me.

    AUG: Oh, come on Lee, you know you'll love it down there. Warm sun, the sea and the beach nearby...all those glamourous Hollywood people...a dream world

    LEE: I know, but a girl likes to be asked

    AUG: Changing subject) How d'ya like to go to America, Kids?

    SON: Chortling) "Melica, ...Yay!

    WIN: With Auntie Gussie, Da?

    LEE: Annoyed with her husband) Sonny, don't speak with your mouth full...when your father ignores me.

    SON: Gnaws Mommy

    AUG: What's to crib about, Hon? An important job, fabulous money, lovely living in a nice place

    LEE: We have all that, already.

    AUG: Scornful) Come on! Wet old Vancouver over California? No comparison! Besides, my twin sister's in trouble...she can't cope with it all alone any more...she 's trying to run a huge corporation by herself after she's split with Dad, and her -uh- best friend , Hedy.

    LEE: Catty) At least we won't skid in the snow, down there...will we, Aug?

    AUG: Uncomfortable) Hey, come on. Lee...low blow.

    LEE: Tearing up) Not half as low as losing a child.

    SON: Mommy's cryin'

    WIN: Tha's 'cos she can't have babies f'r ever and ever, Amen!

    AUG: Aghast) You told the kids that?

    LEE: Really crying now) Why not?...you expect it to remain your dirty little secret?

    AUG: Disgusted) That's really below the belt, Lee...I did the best I could under adverse circumstances.

    LEE: It wasn't enough, Augie...it'll never be enough...yes, you may take this job, be a a big-wig of Conway Corporation along with your weird sister, who you think of more than me, but all that money and the California sun will never bring my Nicholas back...nor the other kids I can't have, thanks to you...I'll never forgive you for that!
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

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    The "Canadian Chronicle"

    February 1st 1972

    Trudeaumania waning?

    by Lynn Carroll Mercier

    This, the fourth year of Pierre Trudeaqu's Premiership, and likely, a Federal election year, strangely shows the Liberal Party with but a bare lead over its competition, the latest Gallup poll showing 37% support for the Trudeau government, against 33% for Robert Stanfield's Conservatives, The New Democrats at 21% and the rest, 9%.
    https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?...&hsimp=yhs-001

    This is a big comedown from the 59% approval rating of Trudeau, personally, at the height of the October Crisis, and the phenomenon of Trudeaumania that swept the country in 1968, and the fall in popularity, besides the natural erosion of public respect for a government over the years, always helped by the chirping of critics, wishing to take the place of that government, chipping away at its foundations, can be attributed to Trudeau's own attempts to placate, by introducing his Bilingual and Multicultural bill, the extreme French- Canadian nationalists who begat that crisis, a bill which was intended to please everyone, and has satisfied no one, it seems.
    https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?...&hsimp=yhs-001

    Mr Trudeau's own personal style of governing is not helping his party to organize for the coming election. He seems not to be interested in the grass-root Liberal volunteers and workers, who run the Constituency offices, consort with the community, knock on the doors, but, instead, closets himself with a small group of friends, colleagues and advisers, who, like himself, think well outside the box of "Politics as usual" which, in Canada, right now, seems to be, when in power, try to call an election at the most propitious time for your party, be it an economical upswing, a technological, sporting, political, or other nationally prestigious breakthrough that has earned Canada credit throughout the world, or that your government has talked America out of doing something silly, again.

    Mr Trudeau doesn't subscribe to this thinking, evidently. He seems inclined to do what he thinks best, cast the dice, then let the votes fall where they may; he seems not as interested in politics as he is, as he puts it, "Allowing the Universe to evolve as it should"

    Whether this attitude will help Mr Trudeau to continue with a workable majority, after the next election is most debatable.
    -30-
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

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    St. Louis Cardinals at Montreal Expos
    February 23, 1972

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Steve Rogers takes the mound for the Expos.
    Jose Cruz grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Jim Fregosi struck out. <--->
    Joe Torre grounded to short. <--->
    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
    Bob Gibson takes the mound for the Cardinals.
    Larry Lintz walked. <--1>
    The Expos put on the hit and run.
    Larry Lintz stole second. <-2->
    Larry Lintz stole third. <3-->
    Paul Blair singled to center field, scoring a run. <--1>
    The Expos put on the hit and run.
    Ron Allen flied out to right. <--1>
    The Expos put on the hit and run.
    Danny Godby flied out to center. <--1>
    Paul Blair was caught stealing second. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the first, Montreal leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Hank Aaron flied out to left. <--->
    Vada Pinson struck out. <--->
    Bill Stein grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, St. Louis trails 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Brooks Robinson struck out. <--->
    Jimmie Hall struck out. <--->
    Eddie Leon singled to center. <--1>
    Larry Howard flied out to left field. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Montreal leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Danny Cater grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Mike Tyson struck out. <--->
    Bob Gibson singled through the left side. <--1>
    Bob Gibson went for an extra base and was thrown out at second. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, St. Louis trails 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Steve Rogers struck out. <--->
    Larry Lintz grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
    Paul Blair grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Montreal leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Jose Cruz grounded to short. <--->
    Jim Fregosi singled to center. <--1>
    The Cardinals put on the hit and run.
    Joe Torre grounded to first base. <-2->
    Hank Aaron grounded to third. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, St. Louis trails 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Ron Allen popped up to short. <--->
    Danny Godby popped up to first. <--->
    Brooks Robinson walked. <--1>
    Jimmie Hall flied out to right. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Montreal leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Vada Pinson grounded to first. <--->
    Bill Stein grounded to third. <--->
    Danny Cater grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, St. Louis trails 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Eddie Leon grounded to third. <--->
    Larry Howard struck out. <--->
    Steve Rogers doubled down the first base line. <-2->
    Larry Lintz walked. <-21>
    Paul Blair struck out. <-21>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Montreal leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Mike Tyson grounded to second. <--->
    Bob Gibson struck out. <--->
    Jose Cruz walked. <--1>
    Jim Fregosi struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, St. Louis trails 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Ron Allen struck out. <--->
    Danny Godby walked. <--1>
    The Expos put on the hit and run.
    Brooks Robinson singled through the right side, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Jimmie Hall walked. <321>
    Eddie Leon struck out. <321>
    Fred Whitfield pinch hit for Larry Howard. <321>
    Fred Whitfield struck out. <321>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Montreal leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    John Bateman came in to play Catcher. <--->
    Ken Berry came in to play Left Field. <--->
    Joe Torre struck out. <--->
    Hank Aaron singled up the middle. <--1>
    Vada Pinson grounded to the third baseman, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Bill Stein grounded to the pitcher. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, St. Louis trails 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Steve Rogers struck out. <--->
    Larry Lintz walked. <--1>
    Paul Blair bunts for a base hit in front of first. <-21>
    Ron Allen walked. <321>
    Ken Berry grounded to the second baseman, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Brooks Robinson grounded to the pitcher. <3-1>
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Montreal leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Danny Cater struck out. <--->
    Mike Tyson grounded to first base. <--->
    Ted Simmons pinch hit for Bob Gibson. <--->
    Ted Simmons doubled down the left field line. <-2->
    Jose Cruz singled to left field, scoring a run. <--1>
    Jim Fregosi tripled down the right field line, scoring a run. <3-->
    Jim Fregosi went for an extra base and reached home, scoring a run. <--->
    Joe Torre struck out. <--->
    3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, St. Louis leads 3 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Sal Campisi now pitching for the Cardinals. <--->
    Jimmie Hall grounded to short. <--->
    Eddie Leon struck out. <--->
    John Bateman struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Montreal trails 3 to 2.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Hank Aaron flied out to center. <--->
    Vada Pinson popped up to second. <--->
    Bill Stein grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, St. Louis leads 3 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Tom Robson pinch hit for Steve Rogers. <--->
    Tom Robson grounded to second. <--->
    Larry Lintz grounded to first. <--->
    Paul Blair grounded to the second baseman. <--->

    CARDINALS WIN: 3-2
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

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    Code:
    Spring Training game
    
    St. Louis Cardinals at Montreal Expos
    
    February 23, 1972
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
         Cardinals (STL) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0    3  6  0
             Expos (MON) 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0    2  5  0
    
    ST. LOUIS                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Jose Cruz (LF)                3  1  1  1  0  1  0  0    .500
    Jim Fregosi (SS)              4  2  0  1  1  2  2  0    .375
    Joe Torre (C)                 4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .111
    Hank Aaron (RF)               4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .375
    Vada Pinson (CF)              4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .444
    Bill Stein (3B)               4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    Danny Cater (1B)              3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .143
    Mike Tyson (2B)               3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .167
    Bob Gibson (P)                2  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .500
     Ted Simmons (P)              1  1  0  1  0  0  0  0   1.000
     Sal Campisi (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       32  6  1  3  1  3  8  0
    
       2B:  Ted Simmons (1)
       HR:  Jim Fregosi (2)
    
                   ST. LOUIS   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                  Bob Gibson  7.0  5  7  0  2  2  9 122   2.57
                 Sal Campisi  2.0  0  0  0  0  0  2  25   0.00
                      TOTALS  9.0  5  7  0  2  2 11 147
    
    MONTREAL                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Larry Lintz (2B)              2  0  3  2  0  0  0  2    .200
    Paul Blair (CF)               5  2  0  0  0  1  1  0    .400
    Ron Allen (1B)                3  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .125
    Danny Godby (LF)              2  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .400
     Ken Berry (P)                1  0  0  0  0  1  0  0    .000
    Brooks Robinson (3B)          3  1  1  0  0  0  1  0    .125
    Jimmie Hall (RF)              3  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .000
    Eddie Leon (SS)               4  1  0  0  0  0  2  0    .111
    Larry Howard (C)              2  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .200
     Fred Whitfield (P)           1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
     John Bateman (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
    Steve Rogers (P)              3  1  0  0  0  0  2  0    .333
     Tom Robson (P)               1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       31  5  7  2  0  2 11  2
    
       2B:  Steve Rogers (1)
       CS:  Paul Blair
    
                    MONTREAL   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Steve Rogers  9.0  6  1  1  3  3  8 111   3.00
                      TOTALS  9.0  6  1  1  3  3  8 111
    
         WP: Bob Gibson (1-0)
         LP: Steve Rogers (0-1)
         SV: Sal Campisi (2)
    
         Temperature: 69F
         Wind: Calm
         Attendance: 6,060
         Time: 2:46
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    San Diego Padres at Pittsburgh Pirates
    February 23, 1972

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Dock Ellis takes the mound for the Pirates.
    Ken Harrelson grounded to first base. <--->
    Cookie Rojas grounded to third. <--->
    Mike Lum struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Jim McAndrew takes the mound for the Padres.
    Gene Alley grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Jim Northrup singled up the middle. <--1>
    The Pirates put on the hit and run.
    Rusty Staub popped up foul down the third base line. <--1>
    Willie Stargell walked. <-21>
    Joe Pepitone grounded to second. <-21>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Larry Biittner reached first on a fielding error by the third baseman. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Larry Biittner was caught stealing second. <--->
    Jesus Alou was hit by a pitch. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Joe Azcue struck out. <--1>
    Clete Boyer singled through the right side. <-21>
    Jerry Adair singled through the right side, scoring a run. <-21>
    Jim McAndrew grounded to short. <-21>
    1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, San Diego leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Art Howe popped up to third. <--->
    Manny Sanguillen grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Bill Mazeroski singled through the left side. <--1>
    Dock Ellis grounded to short. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Pittsburgh trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Ken Harrelson struck out. <--->
    Cookie Rojas grounded to short. <--->
    Mike Lum grounded to first. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, San Diego leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Gene Alley grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
    Jim Northrup grounded to short. <--->
    Rusty Staub singled through the right side. <--1>
    Willie Stargell grounded to second. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Pittsburgh trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Larry Biittner singled to right. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Jesus Alou grounded to third. <-2->
    Joe Azcue grounded to the pitcher. <3-->
    Clete Boyer reached second on a throwing error by the shortstop - a run scored. <-2->
    Jerry Adair popped up to short. <-2->
    1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, San Diego leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Joe Pepitone grounded to second. <--->
    Art Howe walked. <--1>
    Manny Sanguillen grounded to the shortstop, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Bill Mazeroski flied out to left. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Pittsburgh trails 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Jim McAndrew singled through the right side. <--1>
    Ken Harrelson grounded to first, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Cookie Rojas grounded to short. <-2->
    Mike Lum homered to right-center for two RBIs. <--->
    Larry Biittner flied out to left. <--->
    2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, San Diego leads 4 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Dock Ellis grounded to third. <--->
    Gene Alley grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Jim Northrup singled to left. <--1>
    Rusty Staub grounded to second. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Pittsburgh trails 4 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Jesus Alou grounded to short. <--->
    Joe Azcue reached second on a fielding error by the left fielder. <-2->
    Clete Boyer grounded to short. <-2->
    Jerry Adair flied out to center. <-2->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, San Diego leads 4 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Willie Stargell grounded to third. <--->
    Joe Pepitone struck out. <--->
    Art Howe grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Pittsburgh trails 4 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Jim McAndrew struck out. <--->
    Ken Harrelson struck out. <--->
    Cookie Rojas popped up to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, San Diego leads 4 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Manny Sanguillen grounded to second. <--->
    Bill Mazeroski flied out to center. <--->
    Dock Ellis lined out to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Pittsburgh trails 4 to 0.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Mike Lum grounded to first. <--->
    Larry Biittner grounded to short. <--->
    Jesus Alou singled to center. <--1>
    Joe Azcue singled to short left-center, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Clete Boyer struck out. <3-1>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, San Diego leads 4 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Gene Alley grounded to third. <--->
    Jim Northrup singled to right. <--1>
    Rusty Staub flied out to right. <--1>
    Willie Stargell lined out to center. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Pittsburgh trails 4 to 0.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Jerry Adair grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    The Pirates guarded the lines.
    Willie Crawford pinch hit for Jim McAndrew. <--->
    Willie Crawford grounded to short. <--->
    Ken Harrelson grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, San Diego leads 4 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Steve Simpson now pitching for the Padres. <--->
    Joe Pepitone walked. <--1>
    Art Howe struck out. <--1>
    Joe Pepitone took second on defensive indifference. <-2->
    Manny Sanguillen was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Bill Mazeroski grounded to the shortstop for a double play (6-4-3). <-2->

    PADRES WIN: 4-0
    "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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    Spring Training game
    
    San Diego Padres at Pittsburgh Pirates
    February 23, 1972
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
            Padres (SDP) 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0    4  7  0
           Pirates (PIT) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    0  5  3
    
    SAN DIEGO                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Ken Harrelson (CF)            5  0  0  1  0  0  2  0    .231
    Cookie Rojas (2B)             4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .167
    Mike Lum (LF)                 4  1  0  1  1  2  1  0    .385
    Larry Biittner (1B)           4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .273
    Jesus Alou (RF)               3  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .333
    Joe Azcue (C)                 4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .167
    Clete Boyer (3B)              4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .333
    Jerry Adair (SS)              4  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .167
    Jim McAndrew (P)              3  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .333
     Willie Crawford (P)          1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Steve Simpson (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       36  7  0  4  1  3  6  0
    
       HR:  Mike Lum (1)
       HBP:  Jesus Alou
       CS:  Larry Biittner
    
       DP:  Larry Biittner, Cookie Rojas, Jerry Adair
    
                   SAN DIEGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Jim McAndrew  8.0  5  2  0  0  0  1 103   0.00
               Steve Simpson  1.0  0  2  0  0  0  1  20   6.00
                      TOTALS  9.0  5  4  0  0  0  2 123
    
    PITTSBURGH                   ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Gene Alley (SS)               4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .154
    Jim Northrup (RF)             4  3  0  0  0  0  0  0    .364
    Rusty Staub (1B)              4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .250
    Willie Stargell (LF)          3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .250
    Joe Pepitone (CF)             3  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .000
    Art Howe (3B)                 3  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .182
    Manny Sanguillen (C)          3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .300
    Bill Mazeroski (2B)           4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .364
    Dock Ellis (P)                3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       31  5  4  0  0  0  2  0
    
       GDP:  Bill Mazeroski
       E:  Art Howe, Gene Alley, Willie Stargell
    
                  PITTSBURGH   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                  Dock Ellis  9.0  7  0  1  4  2  6 120   2.00
                      TOTALS  9.0  7  0  1  4  2  6 120
    
         WP: Jim McAndrew (1-0)
         LP: Dock Ellis (0-1)
    
         Temperature: 67F
         Wind: Calm
         Attendance: 11,932
         Time: 2:30
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

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    The "San Diego Clarion"

    February 26th 1972

    Baseball gossip

    by Al Terego

    Well, the amazing Mets have done it again; they repeated their World Series success this year. For any team - apart from the Yankees and Dan Conway's Phils which are teams apart, anyway - this is a remarkable feat; for a team which was formed but a mere decade ago, it is near miraculous. What are the odds that the Mets could do the hat-trick this year, becoming a dynasty to be reckoned with like their New York brethren at the other end of the subway? Or the more recent Philadelphia Phils of Dan Conway,who currenntly is in charge of the San Deigo Padres?

    Those odds are reasonable if stars like Seaver (27 wins),Blyleven (19 wins),Koosman(18 wins),Singleton, McMullen, and Shamsky - all three hitting 23 hmers in 1871 - can stay healthy.

    And we, in San Diego here, can only hope that the extraordinary exploits of this team, so recently an expansion collection of once -wasers and no -hopers, can be an example to our fledgling Padres, so that they can quit floundering at the bottom of the National League West, and rise to challenge the Mets, Yankees and other baseball powerhouses.

    The raw material is there in Lum, Remy, Smalley, and Beare, plus some of the youngsters like Gantner, Washington and Kuhaulua who may well mature, this year. In a few years time, hopefully, when this team finally makes it to the big-time, we can look back to this period and realize how much we enjoyed the prospect of the San Diego Padres gradually becoming a dynasty like the amazing Mets, the everlasting Yankees, and the phenomenal Phils.
    -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 London "Daily Mirror"

    February 29th 1972

    Milestones of the month

    by Chatty Cathy

    We are reaping what we sowed, earlier, in Northern Ireland; anti-British riots and demonstrations took place in both Ulster and the Irish Free State throughout the month. The British Embassy in Dublin was burned to the ground, as well as several British-owned businesses. The Irish nationalists also struck at the heart of England, itself, exploding a bomb in the military town of Aldershot, killing seven civilians.

    Besides which, Ted Heath's government is challenged by a miners' strike which compels the Home Secretary to declare a state of emergency- a measure unprecedented since before the war.

    Meanwhile, Deutschland gets into the terrorism act, when a German militant group the "Second of June Movement" announced its support of the Irish Republican Army
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=The+s...Nsz0jwO7iLOoCg

    Fear of flying has reached such an extent in America that now, that some airlines in the country, have begun mandatory inspection of passengers and baggage. I bet Lufthansa, the German airline, wish that they had done the same, when one of its planes was hijacked and flown to Aden.All the passengers were released the following day after a ransom of 5 million US dollars was paid. I wonder how long it will be before the next band of hijackers try their luck, after such a payoff?
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=Lufth...Eoa0jwOr0JzwDA

    Another sign that the Viet-nam war is nearing its end - The last draft lottery was held in the United States, an historic event in the gradual easing-off of American military conscription. Also historic, was President Nixon's visit to China to meet both Mao Zedong and Chou -en-li.

    Of course it can be dismissed as an election year foray, but the fact is, the visit may do some good. Nixon got Mao to promise never to invade
    Formosa, in return, offering to help China if the Soviet Union attacked it ...shades of 1941, when we went to the aid of one arch -enemy (Russia) which was invaded by an even archer enemy (Germany).
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=Presi...J4XEjwP44Jb4DA

    While the President was away, however, tragedy struck in West Virginia. A coal sludge spill smothered and killed 125 people.

    Finally in this Leap year. Volkswagen Beetle sales jumped over those of the record Ford Model T purchases at the dawn of the motor-car age when the 15,007,034th Beetle was produced. Over in the United States where the Conway Foundation has the VW franchise, the heirs to Dan Conway's vast business empire (That mogul has retired to run his baseball team, his movie studios, and for Congress - some retirement !), his children, twins Augustus and Augusta Conway, must be rubbing their hands with glee.
    -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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    New York Mets at Montreal Expos
    April 16, 1972

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Luis Tiant takes the mound for the Expos.
    Bud Harrelson walked. <--1>
    The Mets put on the hit and run.
    Ken Boswell grounded to the pitcher. <-2->
    Amos Otis singled up the middle, scoring a run. <--1>
    The Mets put on the hit and run.
    Ken Singleton struck out. <--1>
    Ken McMullen grounded to the pitcher. <--1>
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, New York leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Tom Seaver takes the mound for the Mets.
    Larry Lintz singled to center field. <--1>
    The Expos put on the hit and run.
    Larry Lintz was caught stealing second. <--->
    Paul Blair grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
    Brooks Robinson walked. <--1>
    Danny Godby struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, Montreal trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Ed Kranepool singled to right. <--1>
    Art Shamsky struck out. <--1>
    Johnny Edwards lined out to center field. <--1>
    Tom Seaver popped up to short. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, New York leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Fred Whitfield popped up to short. <--->
    Jimmie Hall grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Eddie Leon struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Montreal trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Bud Harrelson grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Ken Boswell walked. <--1>
    The Mets put on the hit and run.
    Amos Otis flied out to center field. <--1>
    Ken Singleton singled to left, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Ken McMullen walked. <321>
    Ed Kranepool flied out to right. <321>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, New York leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Larry Howard grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Luis Tiant struck out. <--->
    Larry Lintz struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Montreal trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Art Shamsky singled to center. <--1>
    Johnny Edwards struck out. <--1>
    Tom Seaver popped up back to the pitcher. <--1>
    Bud Harrelson grounded to short. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, New York leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Paul Blair singled to right. <--1>
    Paul Blair went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Brooks Robinson grounded to second. <3-->
    Danny Godby flied out to right. <3-->
    Paul Blair tagged up and scored. <--->
    Fred Whitfield doubled in the right field gap. <-2->
    Jimmie Hall singled down the right field line, scoring a run. <--1>
    Jimmie Hall went for an extra base and was thrown out at second. <--->
    2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Montreal leads 2 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Ken Boswell popped up to the shortstop. <--->
    Amos Otis grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Ken Singleton flied out to center. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, New York trails 2 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Eddie Leon flied out to center. <--->
    Larry Howard singled back through the middle. <--1>
    Luis Tiant laid down a sacrifice bunt in front of home plate. <-2->
    Larry Lintz flied out to left field. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Montreal leads 2 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Ken McMullen walked. <--1>
    Ed Kranepool singled to center. <-21>
    Art Shamsky grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <3-->
    Johnny Edwards walked. <3-1>
    Tom Seaver struck out. <3-1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, New York trails 2 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Paul Blair flied out to center field. <--->
    Brooks Robinson grounded to third. <--->
    Danny Godby struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Montreal leads 2 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Dale Murray now pitching for the Expos. <--->
    Ken Berry came in to play Left Field. <--->
    Bud Harrelson singled to left. <--1>
    The Mets put on the hit and run.
    Ken Boswell laid down a sacrifice bunt to first base. <-2->
    Amos Otis walked. <-21>
    Ken Singleton flied out to right. <-21>
    Bud Harrelson tagged up and reached third. <3-1>
    Amos Otis stole second. <32->
    Ken McMullen was intentionally walked. <321>
    Balor Moore now pitching for the Expos. <321>
    Ed Kranepool flied out to center. <321>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, New York trails 2 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Fred Whitfield singled to short left-center. <--1>
    Jimmie Hall laid down a sacrifice bunt to the pitcher. <-2->
    Eddie Leon singled back through the middle. <3-1>
    Larry Howard flied out to center. <3-1>
    Fred Whitfield tagged up and scored. <--1>
    Balor Moore struck out. <--1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Montreal leads 3 to 1.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Art Shamsky grounded to third. <--->
    Johnny Edwards struck out. <--->
    Rico Carty pinch hit for Tom Seaver. <--->
    Rico Carty singled to center. <--1>
    Rico Carty went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Bud Harrelson popped up to second. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, New York trails 3 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Ron Taylor now pitching for the Mets. <--->
    Larry Lintz grounded to first. <--->
    Paul Blair walked. <--1>
    Brooks Robinson singled to right, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Ken Berry grounded to the shortstop for a double play (6-4-3). <3-->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Montreal leads 3 to 1.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Ken Boswell popped up to the second baseman. <--->
    Amos Otis grounded to third. <--->
    Ken Singleton lined out to left. <--->

    EXPOS WIN: 3-1
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

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

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