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    The "Philadelphia Courier"

    June 5th 1961

    New messenger, great message

    by Bill Williams

    It is my pleasure to be the new Sports Editor of this newspaper. My good friend, Jamie Squibb, has left for the icefields of Canada, where he'll follow his true love, hockey, causing the head honchos of the "Courier" to call me up from covering Seniors' shuffleboard, and the Tic-Tac-Toe Leagues to give you the latest griff on baseball.

    I will not be writing as extensively on Phils Ď General Manager, Dan Conway, as did Squibb, Dan, in a snit, isn't talking to us, anyway, after a fusillade of irate letters between him and the unrepentant "Courier" management, so I can concentrate on his team which, after all, is the one doing all this good stuff on the diamond, anyway. You'll be glad to note, Fans, that the Philadelphia Phils are as dominant as ever, leading the league by a country mile, and their various stars, be clicking on all cylinders.

    And your new sports scribe brings good tidings about this yearís Amateur Draft. It was a splendid one, even he who I'm not going to mention would like it, if he was commenting to us sports scribes these days, which he's not about to.

    The Phils' management obviously was seeking talent in the outfield, which is why, though way down the pecking order of the A.D. as they annually are because of their baseball prowess, they were able to pick up two first- class left fielders right off the bat, if you'll pardon the pun.

    They are highly-rated switch-hitter Roy White, and the solid right-hander Lou Piniella...my bet is that these two fine youngsters will be heard from in the future, as will Joe Foy, a third baseman which the franchise sorely needs after the retirement of the great Willie Jones from the hot corner.

    There was even a darned good first baseman left standing in the closing stages of the draft, in the person of precocious Leroy Reams who can boast of a high school OBAS of over a thousand. Phils management scooped him up going six for six, when batting for good A.D. picks, this year.

    Because, as usual, there were a couple of really attractive starting pitchers, Wade Blasingame, and Jim Cosman available for the fifth and sixth choices , and the unmentionable Philsí General Manager grabbed them both. All in all, the Phils did splendidly for a team that has last dibs in the Amateur draft. I feel that the franchise is far stronger now, than it was a week ago.

    Not that the major league team is doing at all badly, leading both leagues in wins - except for Clevelandís 38 -as well as in hitting and pitching, although its fielding is merely average. Syd Williams and Charlebois Dímonde are comparatively struggling, but can boast records of 8-4 and 7-3, respectively, whilst ace Don Drysdale leads all League hurlers with ten wins against a single loss.

    And the Philsí rotation has just been completed with the promotion of the steady veteran starters Normie Roy, and Herb Score from the farm team Culver City Cougars, who have guys like Brooks Robinson, Mickey Mantle, and Ron Hunt, playing like major leaguers, already.

    The only reason that they canít yet make it to the first team, is because that outfit already has stars galore in Karl Pairre and Jim King who have 17 homers already between them, in this young season; three hitters, Pairre, Carmen Mauro, and Dick Perry, who have OBAs of over 400, plus the invaluable Harvey Kuenn who can bat and field well at any position.

    So, even this early in 1961, it looks as if the Philadelphia Phils are, once more headed to the playoffs, and it will be my pleasure to describe to you their progress, in this and, hopefully, many seasons to come.
    -30-
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    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

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    Pittsburgh Pirates at Philadelphia Phillies
    May 22, 1961

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Syd Williams takes the mound for the Phillies.
    Maury Wills struck out. <--->
    Jerry Scala singled to left field. <--1>
    The Pirates put on the hit and run.
    Jerry Scala stole second. <-2->
    Harry Elliott reached first on a fielding error by the third baseman. <3-1>
    Allie Clark grounded to second for a double play (4-6-3). <3-->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Harvey Haddix takes the mound for the Pirates.
    Carmen Mauro singled to center. <--1>
    The Phillies put on the hit and run.
    Carmen Mauro was caught stealing second. <--->
    Harvey Kuenn singled to short left-center. <--1>
    The Phillies put on the hit and run.
    Dick Perry reached first on a fielding error by the third baseman. <-21>
    Karl Pairre grounded to the second baseman for a double play (4-6-3). <-2->
    0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Johnny Goryl grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Ernie Banks singled down the right field line. <--1>
    The Pirates put on the hit and run.
    Sherm Lollar flied out to center field. <--1>
    Don Zimmer grounded to second. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Hank Aaron grounded to short. <--->
    Frank Howard struck out. <--->
    Randy Jackson grounded to third. <--->
    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
    Harvey Haddix grounded to third. <--->
    Maury Wills flied out to right field. <--->
    Jerry Scala singled to left. <--1>
    Jerry Scala went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Harry Elliott singled through the right side, scoring a run. <--1>
    Allie Clark grounded to short. <--1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Pittsburgh leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Owen Friend popped up to short. <--->
    Syd Williams singled down the right field line. <--1>
    The Phillies put on the hit and run.
    Carmen Mauro flied out to left field. <--1>
    Harvey Haddix threw a wild pitch. <-2->
    Harvey Kuenn grounded to the shortstop. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Philadelphia trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Johnny Goryl grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Ernie Banks walked. <--1>
    Sherm Lollar grounded to the third baseman for a double play (5-4-3). <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Pittsburgh leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Dick Perry grounded to first. <--->
    Karl Pairre singled through the left side. <--1>
    Hank Aaron struck out. <--1>
    Frank Howard walked. <-21>
    Randy Jackson flied out to left. <-21>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Philadelphia trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Don Zimmer reached second on a throwing error by the pitcher. <-2->
    Harvey Haddix laid down a sacrifice bunt to the third baseman. <3-->
    Maury Wills grounded to the shortstop, scoring a run. <--->
    Jerry Scala grounded to third. <--->
    1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Pittsburgh leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Owen Friend grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
    Syd Williams singled to center field. <--1>
    Carmen Mauro singled to center, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Harvey Kuenn popped up to the shortstop. <3-1>
    Dick Perry singled to short right-center, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Karl Pairre flied out to center field. <3-1>
    1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Philadelphia trails 2 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Harry Elliott singled through the left side. <--1>
    Allie Clark grounded to first. <-2->
    Johnny Goryl grounded to second. <3-->
    Ernie Banks popped up to second. <3-->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Pittsburgh leads 2 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Hank Aaron singled to right. <--1>
    Frank Howard grounded to the pitcher, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Randy Jackson struck out. <--1>
    Owen Friend doubled down the left field line, scoring a run. <-2->
    Syd Williams singled into the left field corner, scoring a run. <--1>
    Carmen Mauro flied out to center. <--1>
    2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Philadelphia leads 3 to 2.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Sherm Lollar reached first on a throwing error by the shortstop. <--1>
    Don Zimmer popped up to the pitcher. <--1>
    Rex Johnston pinch hit for Harvey Haddix. <--1>
    Rex Johnston struck out. <--1>
    Maury Wills grounded to short. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Pittsburgh trails 3 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Moe Savransky now pitching for the Pirates. <--->
    Harvey Kuenn walked. <--1>
    The Phillies put on the hit and run.
    Dick Perry grounded to short. <-2->
    Karl Pairre grounded to the third baseman. <-2->
    Hank Aaron grounded to second. <-2->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Philadelphia leads 3 to 2.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Jerry Scala struck out. <--->
    Harry Elliott walked. <--1>
    The Pirates put on the hit and run.
    Allie Clark lined out to first. <--1>
    Johnny Goryl struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Pittsburgh trails 3 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Frank Howard singled to center. <--1>
    Frank Howard went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Randy Jackson struck out. <-2->
    Owen Friend doubled into the left field corner, scoring a run. <-2->
    Syd Williams singled to right. <3-1>
    Don McMahon now pitching for the Pirates. <3-1>
    Carmen Mauro walked. <321>
    Harvey Kuenn flied out to center field. <321>
    Owen Friend tagged up and scored. <-21>
    Dick Perry struck out. <-21>
    2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Philadelphia leads 5 to 2.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Ernie Banks singled to right. <--1>
    Sherm Lollar singled down the left field line, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Don Zimmer struck out. <3-1>
    Frank Thomas pinch hit for Don McMahon. <3-1>
    Frank Thomas flied out to right. <3-1>
    Ernie Banks tagged up and scored. <--1>
    Maury Wills grounded back to the pitcher. <--1>

    PHILLIES 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"

    (Author unknown)

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    The nightcap
    
    Pittsburgh Pirates at Philadelphia Phillies
    May 22, 1961
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
           Pirates (PIT) 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1    3  7  1
          Phillies (PHI) 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 x    5 13  3
    
    PITTSBURGH                   ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Maury Wills (SS)              5  0  0  0  0  1  1  0    .333
    Jerry Scala (CF)              4  2  0  1  0  0  1  1    .389
    Harry Elliott (LF)            3  2  1  0  0  1  0  0    .404
    Allie Clark (RF)              4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .295
    Johnny Goryl (2B)             4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .200
    Ernie Banks (1B)              3  2  1  1  0  0  0  0    .301
    Sherm Lollar (C)              4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .256
    Don Zimmer (3B)               4  0  0  1  0  0  1  0    .236
    Harvey Haddix (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .172
     Rex Johnston (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .214
     Moe Savransky (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Don McMahon (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Frank Thomas (P)             0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0    .182
    TOTALS                       33  7  2  3  0  3  5  1
    
       2B:  Jerry Scala (14)
       GDP:  Sherm Lollar, Allie Clark
    
       DP:  Ernie Banks, Johnny Goryl, Maury Wills
       E:  Don Zimmer
    
                  PITTSBURGH   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
               Harvey Haddix  6.0 10  1  0  3  3  3 119   3.79
               Moe Savransky  1.1  3  1  0  2  2  1  32   1.00
                 Don McMahon  0.2  0  1  0  0  0  1  14   4.33
                      TOTALS  8.0 13  3  0  5  5  5 165
    
    PHILADELPHIA                 ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Carmen Mauro (CF)             4  2  1  0  0  0  0  0    .347
    Harvey Kuenn (SS)             3  1  1  0  0  1  0  0    .317
    Dick Perry (1B)               5  1  0  0  0  1  1  0    .361
    Karl Pairre (C)               4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .327
    Hank Aaron (RF)               4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .373
    Frank Howard (LF)             3  1  1  2  0  0  1  0    .282
    Randy Jackson (3B)            4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .341
    Owen Friend (2B)              4  2  0  2  0  2  0  0    .306
    Syd Williams (P)              4  4  0  1  0  1  0  0    .438
    TOTALS                       35 13  3  5  0  5  5  0
    
       2B:  Owen Friend 2 (13), Frank Howard (10)
       GDP:  Karl Pairre
       CS:  Carmen Mauro
    
       DP:  Dick Perry 2, Owen Friend 2, Randy Jackson, Harvey Kuenn
       E:  Randy Jackson, Harvey Kuenn
    
                PHILADELPHIA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Syd Williams  9.0  7  2  0  3  2  5 127   2.63
                      TOTALS  9.0  7  2  0  3  2  5 127
    
         WP: Syd Williams (8-2)
         LP: Harvey Haddix (4-2)
    
         Temperature: 58F
         Wind: 2 MPH (out to left)
         Attendance: 33,608
         Time: 3:02
    
    Phils (31-12) lead the NL by 4 games over Pirates (27-16)
    "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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    Pittsburgh Pirates at Philadelphia Phillies
    May 22, 1961

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Jim Bunning takes the mound for the Phillies.
    Maury Wills walked. <--1>
    The Pirates put on the hit and run.
    Maury Wills stole second. <-2->
    Jerry Scala grounded to the pitcher. <3-->
    Harry Elliott grounded to second, scoring a run. <--->
    Allie Clark grounded to short. <--->
    1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, Pittsburgh leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Curt Raydon takes the mound for the Pirates.
    Carmen Mauro grounded to third. <--->
    Harvey Kuenn singled down the right field line. <--1>
    Harvey Kuenn went for an extra base and was thrown out at second. <--->
    Dick Perry grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the first, Philadelphia trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Johnny Goryl grounded to short. <--->
    Ernie Banks was hit by a pitch. <--1>
    The Pirates put on the hit and run.
    Sherm Lollar singled to center, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Don Zimmer singled to left, scoring a run. <-21>
    Curt Raydon struck out. <-21>
    Maury Wills flied out to right field. <-21>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, Pittsburgh leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Karl Pairre flied out to left. <--->
    Jim King singled down the third base line. <--1>
    Frank Howard singled to short left-center, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Randy Jackson struck out. <3-1>
    Owen Friend lined out to right field. <3-1>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Philadelphia trails 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Jerry Scala popped up to second. <--->
    Harry Elliott singled to center. <--1>
    The Pirates put on the hit and run.
    Allie Clark hit an infield single to first. <-21>
    Johnny Goryl was hit by a pitch. <321>
    Ernie Banks grounded to second, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Sherm Lollar lined out to right. <3-1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Pittsburgh leads 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Jim Bunning struck out. <--->
    Carmen Mauro walked. <--1>
    The Phillies put on the hit and run.
    Harvey Kuenn grounded to second. <-2->
    Dick Perry walked. <-21>
    Karl Pairre grounded to the second baseman. <-21>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Philadelphia trails 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Don Zimmer grounded to second. <--->
    Curt Raydon popped up foul down the third base line. <--->
    Maury Wills flied out to center field. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Pittsburgh leads 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Jim King grounded to short. <--->
    Frank Howard doubled to right. <-2->
    Randy Jackson flied out to right. <-2->
    Owen Friend struck out. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Philadelphia trails 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Jerry Scala flied out to right field. <--->
    Harry Elliott struck out. <--->
    Allie Clark lined out to first. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Pittsburgh leads 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Jim Bunning grounded to second. <--->
    Carmen Mauro singled to short right-center. <--1>
    The Phillies put on the hit and run.
    Harvey Kuenn doubled down the left field line, scoring a run. <-2->
    Dick Perry grounded to third. <-2->
    Karl Pairre struck out. <-2->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Philadelphia trails 3 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Johnny Goryl walked. <--1>
    Ernie Banks hit an infield single to short. <-21>
    Sherm Lollar grounded to second for a double play (4-3). <3-->
    Don Zimmer grounded to the pitcher. <3-->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Pittsburgh leads 3 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Jim King homered to right-center. <--->
    Frank Howard flied out to center. <--->
    Randy Jackson grounded to second. <--->
    Owen Friend grounded to short. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Philadelphia trails 3 to 2.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Russ Snyder pinch hit for Curt Raydon. <--->
    Russ Snyder struck out. <--->
    Maury Wills flied out to left field. <--->
    Jerry Scala singled to center field. <--1>
    Harry Elliott doubled to left, scoring a run. <-2->
    Allie Clark flied out to left. <-2->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Pittsburgh leads 4 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Don McMahon now pitching for the Pirates. <--->
    Joe Ginsberg pinch hit for Jim Bunning. <--->
    Joe Ginsberg singled through the hole. <--1>
    Carmen Mauro flied out to left field. <--1>
    Harvey Kuenn grounded to short, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Dick Perry doubled down the right field line, scoring a run. <-2->
    Karl Pairre lined out to center field. <-2->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Philadelphia trails 4 to 3.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Walt Kellner now pitching for the Phillies. <--->
    Johnny Goryl doubled to the wall in center. <-2->
    Johnny Goryl advanced on the error by Carmen Mauro. <3-->
    Ernie Banks grounded to second. <3-->
    The Phillies brought the infield in.
    Sherm Lollar grounded to short, scoring a run. <--->
    Don Zimmer walked. <--1>
    Don Zimmer stole second. <-2->
    Rex Johnston pinch hit for Don McMahon. <-2->
    Rex Johnston singled to right, scoring a run. <--1>
    Maury Wills singled through the left side. <-21>
    Jerry Scala singled to right field, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Harry Elliott grounded to second. <3-1>
    3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Pittsburgh leads 7 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Moe Savransky now pitching for the Pirates. <--->
    Jim King doubled down the right field line. <-2->
    Frank Howard singled to right, scoring a run. <--1>
    Randy Jackson grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <--->
    Owen Friend grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Philadelphia trails 7 to 4.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Allie Clark grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Johnny Goryl grounded to first. <--->
    Ernie Banks dribbled weakly to the catcher. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, Pittsburgh leads 7 to 4.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Cholly Naranjo now pitching for the Pirates. <--->
    Bill Mazeroski pinch hit for Walt Kellner. <--->
    Bill Mazeroski grounded to short. <--->
    Carmen Mauro grounded to short. <--->
    Harvey Kuenn reached first on a throwing error by the third baseman. <--1>
    Harvey Kuenn took second on defensive indifference. <-2->
    Dick Perry doubled in the right field gap, scoring a run. <-2->
    Karl Pairre was hit by a pitch. <-21>
    Jim King grounded to short. <-21>

    PIRATES WIN: 7-5
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

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    1st game of a double-header
    
    Pittsburgh Pirates at Philadelphia Phillies
    May 22, 1961
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
           Pirates (PIT) 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 0    7 11  1
          Phillies (PHI) 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1    5 12  1
    
    PITTSBURGH                   ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Maury Wills (SS)              4  1  1  1  0  0  0  1    .345
    Jerry Scala (CF)              5  2  0  1  0  1  0  0    .386
    Harry Elliott (LF)            5  2  0  1  0  2  1  0    .399
    Allie Clark (RF)              5  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .302
    Johnny Goryl (2B)             3  1  1  1  0  0  0  0    .205
    Ernie Banks (1B)              4  1  0  1  0  1  0  0    .294
    Sherm Lollar (C)              4  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .256
    Don Zimmer (3B)               3  1  1  1  0  1  0  1    .242
    Curt Raydon (P)               2  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .217
     Russ Snyder (P)              1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .313
     Don McMahon (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Rex Johnston (P)             1  1  0  1  0  1  0  0    .222
     Moe Savransky (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Cholly Naranjo (P)           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .333
    TOTALS                       37 11  3  7  0  7  3  2
    
       2B:  Johnny Goryl (12), Harry Elliott (18)
       HBP:  Ernie Banks, Johnny Goryl
       GDP:  Sherm Lollar
    
       DP:  Ernie Banks, Johnny Goryl, Don Zimmer
       E:  Don Zimmer
    
                  PITTSBURGH   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                 Curt Raydon  6.0  7  2  1  2  2  4 113   3.41
                 Don McMahon  1.0  2  0  0  1  1  0  11   4.41
               Moe Savransky  1.0  2  0  0  1  1  0  16   0.35
              Cholly Naranjo  1.0  1  0  0  1  0  0  19   4.73
                      TOTALS  9.0 12  2  1  5  4  4 159
    
    PHILADELPHIA                 ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Carmen Mauro (CF)             4  1  1  1  0  0  0  0    .343
    Harvey Kuenn (SS)             5  2  0  2  0  1  0  0    .316
    Dick Perry (1B)               4  2  1  0  0  2  0  0    .366
    Karl Pairre (C)               4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .329
    Jim King (RF)                 5  3  0  2  1  1  0  0    .309
    Frank Howard (LF)             4  3  0  0  0  1  0  0    .281
    Randy Jackson (3B)            4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .353
    Owen Friend (2B)              4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .301
    Jim Bunning (P)               2  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .222
     Joe Ginsberg (P)             1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .300
     Walt Kellner (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   1.000
     Bill Mazeroski (P)           1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .455
    TOTALS                       38 12  2  5  1  5  4  0
    
       2B:  Dick Perry 2 (17), Harvey Kuenn (11), Frank Howard (9), Jim King (7)
       HR:  Jim King (8)
       HBP:  Karl Pairre
       GDP:  Randy Jackson
    
       DP:  Dick Perry, Owen Friend 2
       E:  Carmen Mauro
    
                PHILADELPHIA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                 Jim Bunning  7.0  7  2  0  4  4  3  99   3.33
                Walt Kellner  2.0  4  1  0  3  3  0  44   6.75
                      TOTALS  9.0 11  3  0  7  7  3 143
    
         WP: Curt Raydon (5-3)
         LP: Jim Bunning (4-3)
         SV: Cholly Naranjo (1)
    
         Temperature: 59F
         Wind: 2 MPH (out to right)
         Attendance: 33,608
         Time: 3:00
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    We all are born to make or mar.
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    The London "Daily Mirror"

    31st July 1961

    The summer so far

    by Chatty Cathy

    The big international news of the summer, of course, has been covered elsewhere in the paper by political correspondents more experienced than this trivia tattling gossip columnist, so she'll comment today on subjects closer to home. Mr Macmillan is, again, the man of the moment, as he shuffles off more bits of empire; faces security questions; and moves once more to get us into the European Economic community, the "Six"
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    In mid - June, Britain granted full independence to Kuwait along with Qatar, and Bahrain. Iraq promptly put in a claim for Kuwait which it proposed to annex. The Kuwaitis wanted nothing to do with the blood-stained Kassem crew, and they yelled for help from Britain, which promptly sent some Tommies to put Kassem in his pace, which was out of Kuwait.

    SuperMac couldn't solve his security problems by sending in the armed forces, because it was with the military that the problems arose. The Portland Five - two Brits, two Poles, and a Russian were convicted of trying to obtain submarine secrets. This was followed within a month by a dedicated Communist George Blake ( who was yet employed by our Security Service, would you believe?) got himself forty-two years in the nick for being a "traitor" . How can a natural enemy such as a Red be a traitor? The Establishment should save us all further embarrassment and allow Blake to flee the coop to Russia, like Burgess and Maclean. Perhaps they will.
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    Then in July, Mr Macmillan girded his loins for another go at joining the Six...he fumbled the opportunity to do so in 1957, when he first took office, and before him, PM Sir Anthony Eden was against the idea of joining, as was the Labour government before him.

    We have done well to miss that particular boat; we should stay with America and the Commonwealth which are family, founded by Brits. Europe is full of foreigners whom we regard as crazy mixed-up kids that we have to sort out from time to time, rather like a soccer referee, who believes in the rules, has to adjudicate all the hotly partisan European teams scrambling for glory, hardly aware that such rules exist, and from time to time have to be penalized by the Brit ref, he sometimes awarding a penalty against the Red shirts, on occasion to those wearing the tricolour, notably to bullies in swastika trim.

    Now we come to the disasters that I least enjoy reporting, the deaths and marriages and dangerous liaisions of the world. It is bewildering that Ernest Hemingway should off himself by gunshot, surely the chap who wrote the marvelous novels "A Farewell To Arms"; "For Whom the Bell Tolls" and "The Old Man And The Sea" must have realized that he still had lots to offer to us mortals he left behind? It takes a psychiatrist to sort out why gifted people withhold those gifts from us all, by doing themselves in.

    Such a man was Carl Jung who also died in June...he, in fact, founded analytical psychology which is different from psychiatry in that it studies us who haven't gone bonkers. What his theories boiled down to was, contrary to popular wisdom, that prostitution was the oldest profession, Jung reckoned that acting is, and that we're all darned good at it.
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    Also in June, The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a constitutional provision requiring politicians running for state office to profess a belief in God. That's refreshing...are you as turned off as I am by those politicians who not only wrap themselves in the flag, but bludgeon voters with the Bible? Whatever happened to the concept of morality, pure and simple? Doing the right thing?

    For example, I've learned that a certain married bloke showed a lot of interest in a gal who gets around a bit . Normally, this would be beneath me to report, but what if the bloke is a Minister of the Crown, privvy to Brit military secrets, and the girl is also know to be dating a Ruskie military officer? Then it becomes everyone's business. Pull your socks up, SuperMac! Investigate!
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    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    Stuck with each other

    By early July of 1961, Augie was convinced that he was involved with a thorough-going neurotic in Stephanie Gregoire.

    Although she didn't like to be touched, physically, she, at times, was all over him, hugging, grooming, even massaging his hand and neck from time to time. she made a big deal out of her atheism, proving to be as dogmatic as any religious zealot in her insistence that he not even mention "Christmas" nor "Easter" in he presence, indeed, the only way he could bestow a Yuletide gift upon her, was to present it on the preceding Hallowe'en in which she took a morbid delight, consistent with her expressed interest in death.

    The two, in fact, often joked about the other dying on them, "Will you come to my death-bed?", Augie, because of his academic interest in all human behaviour, Stephanie, because she was deeply into the fact of demise, predicting her own early one, and being quite callous in forecasting his own premature death, due to the heart murmur that had kept him from being drafted into Her Majesty's armed forces

    She was inconsistent, too, in her ostentatious avoidance of smokers, and touching objects and surfaces, yet, indulged in a childish delight in finding coins on the ground, and from time to time, triumphantly regaling him with accounts of how her hoard was growing ,like any hygienic numismatist

    The two found each other physically attractive, on first acquaintance she had remarked to a modest, disbelieving Augie how handsome he was, whilst he assured her that guys were attracted to her, despite her own insistence that she was "Dull and boring" , He had to agree with this assessment after a while, because she had scant interest in politics, and was most selective in her retention of the news of the day.

    Stepnanie was childlike in her naivete', and had little sense of humour; and confessed that she had no close friends; as they pointed out to each other, frequently, Augie and Stephanie had little in common, had scant fun or uplifting when together, yet they persisted in dating.

    Augie suspected that the girl clung to him, because he tolerated her whims, indeed, he was charmed by her perversity. He sensed that her assumption of indifference to human interaction masked a loneliness, which she hinted at when her guard was down, and forgetting that Augie was a keen and sensitive student of the human condition. For all that she exasperated young student most of the time by her sheer illogic, he feared to give up on her, lest she be demoralized by his rejection. Augie realized that he was stuck with this girl, until she grew tired of him
    "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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    Alistair Cooke's B.B.C. broadcast of "Letter from America" on June 7th 1961.(fd)

    Good evening. After the meeting of American President John F Kennedy and Nikita Kruschev, the top Soviet leader recently, the world stands in suspense. Their meeting, in Vienna, was brief but momentous. During it, both sides edged nearer to an apocalyptic conflict since the Cold War began in 1945.
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    The glamourous Jacqueline Kennedy accompanied her husband on his visit, and Nikita was obviously quite taken with her, not so, the young President himself who later complained "He treated me like a little boy" Mr Kennedy was also subjected to a tirade about the inevitability of Communism "Ideas have never been destroyed ..." Kruschev railed "...and this is proven in the whole course of human development"

    The volcanic Russian kept up the aggression the whole afternoon, twitting Kennedy over the failure of his Cuban invasion, and pointing out that "The United States, itself, rose against the British, but now has changed its position and is against other people following suit." He also accused America of hypocrisy by opposing a freedom-fighter like Castro, and supporting right-wing dictators like General Franco in Spain.

    Then things turned ugly; Chairman Kruschev towards the end of the meeting threatened to sign a peace treaty with East Germany, indicating that the Western half of Berlin would then be swallowed up by that Communist state, inevitably followed by the absorption of the rest of Germany

    Kennedy countered by assuring the Russian leader that the United States would defend West Berlin "At all costs" Mr Kruschev then made the ominous pronouncement "If the U.S. wants to start a war over Germany, let it be so" He went on to claim that he would sign the treaty by the end of the year, and that would be up to the United States if that meant war. Mr kennedy was equally bellicose"Then Mr Chairman..." he retorted "...there will be war...it will be a cold winter"

    So now, Ladies and Gentlemen, the world is faced with the nightmare of nuclear armageddon, not for the sake of Western Freedom or to defend the Eisenhower Doctrine, but over an argument about access to the autobahn, or whether Germany should be reunified. I ask you, is it worth it? I think not. Good night.
    "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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    Philadelphia Phillies at Cincinnati Reds
    June 7, 1961

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Lou Possehl takes the mound for the Reds.
    Carmen Mauro singled up the middle. <--1>
    The Phillies put on the hit and run.
    Harvey Kuenn hit an infield single to third. <-21>
    Jim King struck out. <-21>
    Karl Pairre grounded to second for a double play (4-6-1). <-2->
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Charlebois D'monde takes the mound for the Phillies.
    Roy McMillan grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Bill Bruton grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Archie Wilson 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
    Frank Howard flied out to right. <--->
    Randy Jackson walked. <--1>
    The Phillies put on the hit and run.
    Bill Mazeroski grounded to the second baseman. <-2->
    Owen Friend walked. <-21>
    Charlebois D'monde struck out. <-21>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Grady Hatton singled back through the middle. <--1>
    The Reds put on the hit and run.
    Grady Hatton stole second. <-2->
    Jim Davenport popped up to short. <-2->
    Frank Torre singled to right. <3-1>
    Ted Tappe struck out. <3-1>
    Lou Berberet singled through the right side, scoring a run. <-21>
    Lou Possehl grounded to third. <-2->
    1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Cincinnati leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Carmen Mauro walked. <--1>
    The Phillies put on the hit and run.
    Harvey Kuenn lined out to left. <--1>
    The Phillies put on the hit and run.
    Jim King grounded to third. <-2->
    Karl Pairre grounded to third. <-2->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Philadelphia trails 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Roy McMillan grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Bill Bruton grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Archie Wilson lined out to left. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Cincinnati leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Frank Howard grounded to short. <--->
    Randy Jackson grounded to third. <--->
    Bill Mazeroski popped up to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Philadelphia trails 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Grady Hatton grounded to second. <--->
    Jim Davenport grounded to first. <--->
    Frank Torre doubled down the first base line. <-2->
    Ted Tappe grounded to second. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Cincinnati leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Owen Friend homered into the left field bleachers. <--->
    Charlebois D'monde walked. <--1>
    Carmen Mauro flied out to center. <--1>
    The Phillies put on the hit and run.
    Harvey Kuenn doubled into the left field corner, scoring a run. <-2->
    Jim King singled to right, scoring a run. <--1>
    Jim King went for an extra base and was thrown out at second. <--->
    Karl Pairre grounded to third. <--->
    3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Philadelphia leads 3 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Lou Berberet reached first on a fielding error by the second baseman. <--1>
    Lou Possehl laid down a sacrifice bunt to the pitcher. <-2->
    Roy McMillan grounded to second. <3-->
    Bill Bruton popped up to the first baseman in foul ground. <3-->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Cincinnati trails 3 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Frank Howard struck out. <--->
    Randy Jackson grounded to third. <--->
    Bill Mazeroski grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Philadelphia leads 3 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Archie Wilson struck out. <--->
    Grady Hatton doubled in the right field gap. <-2->
    Jim Davenport grounded to short. <3-->
    Frank Torre popped up behind home plate. <3-->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Cincinnati trails 3 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Owen Friend grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Charlebois D'monde struck out. <--->
    Carmen Mauro singled to left. <--1>
    Harvey Kuenn grounded to the shortstop. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Philadelphia leads 3 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Ted Tappe struck out. <--->
    Lou Berberet struck out. <--->
    Buddy Gilbert pinch hit for Lou Possehl. <--->
    Buddy Gilbert popped up to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Cincinnati trails 3 to 1.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Gordon Jones now pitching for the Reds. <--->
    Jim King grounded to first. <--->
    Karl Pairre struck out. <--->
    Frank Howard struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Philadelphia leads 3 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Roy McMillan walked. <--1>
    Bill Bruton grounded to short, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    The Reds put on the hit and run.
    Archie Wilson singled to center, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Grady Hatton singled through the hole, scoring a run. <-21>
    Jim Davenport singled down the right field line, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Frank Torre laid down a sacrifice bunt to first - a run scored. <-2->
    Walt Kellner now pitching for the Phillies. <-2->
    Ted Tappe struck out. <-2->
    3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Cincinnati leads 4 to 3.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Harry Simpson came in to play Right Field. <--->
    Randy Jackson struck out. <--->
    Bill Mazeroski singled down the right field line. <--1>
    Owen Friend laid down a sacrifice bunt to the pitcher. <-2->
    Felipe Alou pinch hit for Walt Kellner. <-2->
    Felipe Alou was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Carmen Mauro walked. <321>
    Harvey Kuenn struck out. <321>

    REDS WIN: 4-3
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    Code:
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    Philadelphia Phillies at Cincinnati Reds
    June 7, 1961
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
          Phillies (PHI) 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0    3  7  1
              Reds (CIN) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 x    4  8  0
    
    PHILADELPHIA                 ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Carmen Mauro (CF)             3  2  2  0  0  0  0  0    .345
    Harvey Kuenn (SS)             5  2  0  1  0  1  1  0    .313
    Jim King (RF)                 4  1  0  0  0  1  1  0    .288
    Karl Pairre (C)               4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .321
    Frank Howard (LF)             4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .256
    Randy Jackson (3B)            3  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .284
    Bill Mazeroski (1B)           4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .333
    Owen Friend (2B)              2  1  1  1  1  1  0  0    .298
    Charlebois D'monde (P)        2  0  1  1  0  0  2  0    .353
     Walt Kellner (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   1.000
     Felipe Alou (P)              0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .308
    TOTALS                       31  7  6  3  1  3  8  0
    
       2B:  Harvey Kuenn (14)
       HR:  Owen Friend (5)
       GDP:  Karl Pairre
       E:  Owen Friend
    
                PHILADELPHIA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
          Charlebois D'monde  7.2  8  1  0  4  4  4 124   2.74
                Walt Kellner  0.1  0  0  0  0  0  1   3   7.22
                      TOTALS  8.0  8  1  0  4  4  5 127
    
    CINCINNATI                   ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Roy McMillan (SS)             3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .326
    Bill Bruton (CF)              4  0  0  1  0  0  0  0    .314
    Archie Wilson (LF)            4  1  0  1  0  0  1  0    .308
    Grady Hatton (2B)             4  3  0  2  0  1  0  1    .287
    Jim Davenport (3B)            4  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .260
    Frank Torre (1B)              3  2  0  0  0  1  0  0    .379
    Ted Tappe (RF)                4  0  0  0  0  0  3  0    .318
     Harry Simpson (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .316
    Lou Berberet (C)              3  1  0  0  0  1  1  0    .230
    Lou Possehl (P)               1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .167
     Buddy Gilbert (P)            1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .320
     Gordon Jones (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       31  8  1  4  0  4  5  1
    
       2B:  Frank Torre (14), Grady Hatton (12)
    
       DP:  Grady Hatton, Roy McMillan
    
                  CINCINNATI   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                 Lou Possehl  7.0  6  4  1  3  3  4 102   2.45
                Gordon Jones  2.0  1  2  0  0  0  4  36   2.08
                      TOTALS  9.0  7  6  1  3  3  8 138
    
         WP: Gordon Jones (5-0)
         LP: Charlebois D'monde (7-4)
    
         Temperature: 67F
         Wind: 2 MPH (in from right)
         Attendance: 30,274
         Time: 2:48
    
    Phils (38-18) lead the NL by 6 games over the Pirates (32-24)
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    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    Philadelphia Phillies at Cincinnati Reds
    June 7, 1961

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Ralph Branca takes the mound for the Reds.
    Carmen Mauro grounded to short. <--->
    Harvey Kuenn grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Jim King 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
    Don Drysdale takes the mound for the Phillies.
    Roy McMillan popped up to the third baseman. <--->
    Bill Bruton lined out to center field. <--->
    Archie Wilson struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Karl Pairre lined out to the third baseman. <--->
    Frank Howard grounded to first. <--->
    Chuck Hinton grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    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
    Grady Hatton struck out. <--->
    Jim Davenport struck out. <--->
    Frank Torre doubled down the first base line. <-2->
    Ted Tappe singled up the middle. <3-1>
    Lou Berberet grounded to the shortstop. <3-1>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Randy Jackson struck out. <--->
    Owen Friend flied out to left. <--->
    Don Drysdale grounded to first. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Ralph Branca grounded to second. <--->
    Roy McMillan doubled to center field. <-2->
    Bill Bruton popped up to short. <-2->
    Archie Wilson flied out to right. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the third, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Carmen Mauro grounded to third. <--->
    Harvey Kuenn grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Jim King grounded to third. <--->
    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
    Grady Hatton doubled into the right field corner. <-2->
    Jim Davenport struck out. <-2->
    Frank Torre lined out to left. <-2->
    Ted Tappe doubled in the left field gap, scoring a run. <-2->
    Lou Berberet walked. <-21>
    Ralph Branca grounded to first. <-21>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Cincinnati leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Karl Pairre grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Frank Howard grounded to short. <--->
    Chuck Hinton singled up the middle. <--1>
    Randy Jackson walked. <-21>
    Owen Friend walked. <321>
    Don Drysdale grounded to the third baseman. <32->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Philadelphia trails 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Roy McMillan grounded to third. <--->
    Bill Bruton popped up to short. <--->
    Archie Wilson popped up to third. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Cincinnati leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Carmen Mauro singled back through the middle. <--1>
    The Phillies put on the hit and run.
    Harvey Kuenn grounded to second. <-2->
    Jim King grounded to third. <-2->
    Karl Pairre was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Frank Howard walked. <321>
    Chuck Hinton walked, scoring a run. <321>
    Randy Jackson grounded to first. <321>
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, the game is tied at 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Grady Hatton lined out to left field. <--->
    Jim Davenport singled to left. <--1>
    The Reds put on the hit and run.
    Frank Torre singled to left, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Ted Tappe grounded to the pitcher, forcing the runner at second. <3-1>
    Lou Berberet grounded to the second baseman. <3-1>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, the game is tied at 1.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Owen Friend grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Don Drysdale struck out. <--->
    Carmen Mauro walked. <--1>
    Harvey Kuenn singled into right field, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Jim King singled to left, scoring a run. <-21>
    Karl Pairre struck out. <-21>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Philadelphia leads 2 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Ralph Branca singled up the middle. <--1>
    Roy McMillan laid down a sacrifice bunt to third. <-2->
    Bill Bruton lined out to center field. <-2->
    Ralph Branca tagged up and reached third. <3-->
    Archie Wilson struck out. <3-->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Cincinnati trails 2 to 1.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Frank Howard struck out. <--->
    Chuck Hinton reached first on a throwing error by the second baseman. <--1>
    Randy Jackson struck out. <--1>
    Owen Friend grounded to second. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Philadelphia leads 2 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Felipe Alou came in to play Left Field. <--->
    Grady Hatton singled through the left side. <--1>
    Jim Davenport grounded to third, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    The Reds put on the hit and run.
    Frank Torre laid down a sacrifice bunt to third. <-2->
    Ted Tappe grounded to second. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Cincinnati trails 2 to 1.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Bill Mazeroski pinch hit for Don Drysdale. <--->
    Bill Mazeroski grounded to second. <--->
    Carmen Mauro struck out. <--->
    Harvey Kuenn walked. <--1>
    Jim King grounded to second. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, Philadelphia leads 2 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Walt Kellner now pitching for the Phillies. <--->
    Felix Mantilla came in to play Third Base. <--->
    Lou Berberet grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Jerry Zimmerman pinch hit for Ralph Branca. <--->
    Jerry Zimmerman singled through the right side. <--1>
    Roy McMillan laid down a sacrifice bunt back to the pitcher. <-2->
    Bill Bruton singled up the middle. <3-1>
    Archie Wilson doubled in the right field gap, scoring a run. <32->
    Grady Hatton grounded to the shortstop. <32->
    1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the ninth, the game is tied at 2.

    TOP OF THE TENTH
    Gordon Jones now pitching for the Reds. <--->
    Karl Pairre grounded to second. <--->
    Felipe Alou struck out. <--->
    Chuck Hinton grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the tenth, the game is tied at 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE TENTH
    Jim Davenport grounded to second. <--->
    Frank Torre singled through the left side. <--1>
    Ted Tappe grounded to the pitcher, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Lou Berberet flied out to right. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the tenth, the game is tied at 2.

    TOP OF THE ELEVENTH
    Felix Mantilla flied out to center. <--->
    Owen Friend grounded to short. <--->
    The Reds guarded the lines.
    Hank Aaron pinch hit for Walt Kellner. <--->
    Hank Aaron struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eleventh, the game is tied at 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE ELEVENTH
    Verle Tiefenthaler now pitching for the Phillies. <--->
    Ray Jablonski pinch hit for Gordon Jones. <--->
    Ray Jablonski doubled down the left field line. <-2->
    Roy McMillan struck out. <-2->
    Bill Bruton walked. <-21>
    Archie Wilson doubled down the right field line, scoring a run. <32->

    REDS 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)

    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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    Code:
    The first game of a double-header
    
    Philadelphia Phillies at Cincinnati Reds
    June 7, 1961
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
          Phillies (PHI) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0  2  4  0
              Reds (CIN) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1  3 15  1
    
    PHILADELPHIA                 ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Carmen Mauro (CF)             4  1  1  2  0  0  1  0    .341
    Harvey Kuenn (SS)             4  1  1  0  0  0  0  0    .311
    Jim King (RF)                 5  1  0  0  0  1  1  0    .289
    Karl Pairre (C)               4  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .328
    Frank Howard (LF)             3  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .262
     Felipe Alou (P)              1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .308
    Chuck Hinton (1B)             4  1  1  0  0  1  0  0    .286
    Randy Jackson (3B)            3  0  1  0  0  0  2  0    .289
     Felix Mantilla (P)           1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .280
    Owen Friend (2B)              4  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .296
    Don Drysdale (P)              3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .182
     Bill Mazeroski (P)           1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .357
     Walt Kellner (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   1.000
     Hank Aaron (P)               1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .299
     Verle Tiefenthaler (P)       0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .250
    TOTALS                       38  4  7  2  0  2  9  0
    
    
                PHILADELPHIA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Don Drysdale  8.0  9  1  0  1  1  5 131   2.22
                Walt Kellner  2.0  4  0  0  1  1  0  42   7.31
          Verle Tiefenthaler  0.1  2  1  0  1  1  1  17   2.76
                      TOTALS 10.1 15  2  0  3  3  6 190
    
    CINCINNATI                   ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Roy McMillan (SS)             4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .330
    Bill Bruton (CF)              5  1  1  0  0  0  0  0    .319
    Archie Wilson (LF)            6  2  0  0  0  2  2  0    .309
    Grady Hatton (2B)             5  2  0  1  0  0  1  0    .278
    Jim Davenport (3B)            5  1  0  0  0  0  2  0    .260
    Frank Torre (1B)              4  3  0  0  0  0  0  0    .375
    Ted Tappe (RF)                5  2  0  0  0  1  0  0    .325
    Lou Berberet (C)              4  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .228
    Ralph Branca (P)              3  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .226
     Jerry Zimmerman (P)          1  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .250
     Gordon Jones (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Ray Jablonski (P)            1  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .385
    TOTALS                       43 15  2  3  0  3  6  0
    
       2B:  Frank Torre (13), Grady Hatton (11), Roy McMillan (16), Archie Wilson 2 (14), Ted Tappe (14), Ray Jablonski (1)
       E:  Grady Hatton
    
                  CINCINNATI   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Ralph Branca  9.0  4  7  0  2  2  7 153   4.33
                Gordon Jones  2.0  0  0  0  0  0  2  25   2.17
                      TOTALS 11.0  4  7  0  2  2  9 178
    
         WP: Gordon Jones (4-0)
         LP: Verle Tiefenthaler (0-2)
    
         Temperature: 68F
         Wind: 5 MPH (right to left)
         Attendance: 30,274
         Time: 3:54
    "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...

    Alistair Cooke on the 14th of August 1961, made the following BBC broadcast of his "Letter from America"

    Good evening. You may remember that, back in June of this year I expressed grave misgivings over how closely the Western powers, and the Eastern bloc were edging closer to nuclear warfare. The Russian leader, Mr Kruschev had earlier threatened to sign a treaty with East Germany which would be tantamount as the American president , Kennedy described it to "Kruschev intending to bring an end, through a stroke of the pen, first our legal rights to be in West Berlin, and, secondly, our ability to make good on our commitment to the two million free people of that city..." Then Mr Kennedy uttered a simple but fateful phrase "...That we cannot permit"

    Those four quiet words drew a line in the sand that many of us dreaded that the headstrong unpredictable Russian leader would ignore, the burrs under his saddle being always this odious - to him - comparison of an island of democratic freedom in his swamp of Communist oppression and corruption. Would he take the gamble of assuming an American bluff, sign the treaty, allow and support the East German government to overwhelm by sheer numbers the Western defenders of Berlin and eject them from the capital, keeping his fingers crossed that N.A.T.O. would shrink from a nuclear war in retaliation.

    Kennedy, in the same speech in which he drew the line took pains to convince Kruschev and his own allies in the free world that this was no bluff. He warned the American nation that he was ready to call upon them to make similar sacrifices as that nation had in 1941."In the days and months ahead..." the President continued "....I shall not hesitate to ask for additional measures or powers from Congress to meet this threat to peace .Everything essential to the security of freedom must be done; and if that should require more men, more taxes, more controls, new power, I shall not hesitate to ask them."

    These were, indeed, fighting words and they put Kruschev on the spot; if he didn't take up the challenge and submerge this conduit, Berlin, that was sucking up thousands of the brightest and best from East Germany, leaving it, in time a Third World shell. On the other hand, if Kennedy meant what he said, the Soviets could expect to have to engage in a nuclear war in which everybody lost.

    Then stepped up a saviour of the situation, of all people, Herr Walter Ulbricht the East German Communist leader.He pointed out that Kennedy had limited his comments to the "protection only" of West Berlin thus doing nothing about lesser provocations -such as cutting of the embarrassing flow of political refugees from East to West. Why not build a wall?
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=walte...BMPmjwPisaHIDw

    Kruschev approved, and Kennedy was relieved, remarking, privately that a wall was better than a war, besides, it really showed Communism in a a poor light to the world. 0nly failed regimes, as someone put it, erected walls to keep their citizens in.
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=walte...BMPmjwPisaHIDw

    For his self interested but happy notion, which may have saved us all from Armageddon Ladies and Gentlemen, I propose that the hitherto pathetic puppet of the Soviets, Walter Albricht be nominated as the statesman of this Twentieth Century. Good night.
    "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 "Philadelphia Courier"

    August 1st 1961

    The nameless one trades

    by Bill Williams

    I think that you Philadelphia baseball fans can guess who I mean, being the head honcho who is able to make trades, but seldom does, these days, because the Phils are going so good. But even the best of players in the best of teams grow old and expensive in the pro baseball world, and with some great up-and comers to take their place, it's no wonder that old faithfuls like infielders Randy Jackson and Owen Friend got traded of in late July, even though both were going great guns with the team yet.

    For both players, each 34 years old, became free agents, and their representatives, naturally tried to cash in on what they had been doing for the team lately. Unfortunately, Mr No-Name has in mind, who can do what for the team down the road, besides which, he's reputed to have the first dollar he ever made in his tight little fist, still.

    The result is, that Randy Jackson, and starting pitcher Tom Brewer have been sold off to Boston Red Sox for a paltry $8, 000, but the point is that it ainít the Phils who have got to cough-up the half-mill per year that the rep for the ageing Jackson is asking (See, Mr No-Name, this ink-stained wretch can ferret out the numbers, too...you canít win, Sir )

    Similarly with Owen Friend, whoís been a real asset at second base for all these years. His guy asked for even bigger bucks -in the region of $750,000 I hear - and old Anonymous sent him packing with a host of other old and unused players to their former farm team. the Brooklyn Backups, which is now New Port Richey, for outfielders Wally Moon and Don Robertson, who may not be game-changers, but , at least, arenít asking much.

    The Phils are reputed to have seventy million in the bank . It was 80 mill until these recent years when some mighty big raises were awarded to comparatively young irreplaceables like Syd Williams; Charley Boy Dímonde; Don Drysdale; Jim Bunning; Hank Aaron; Jim King; Frank Howard; Felix Mantilla; Chuck Hinton; Felipe Alou; Bill Mazeroski; all of whose contracts ran out at about then.

    So you see , Fans, Mr No -Name is wrong again...it isnít hitting that wins ball games...itís the Almighty Dollar.
    -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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    Re: "SPIKES" ...on their combat boots...

    From the desk of Dan Conway
    August 3rd 1961

    A letter to Dennis Cohen, owner of the "Philadelphia Courier"

    "Dear Mr Cohen,
    Fed up as I am with the sniping from your paper lately, I think my best course is to buy the damned thing; please don't get too ambitious with your negotiating of the selling price, because I'm not that fed up that I'd give an arm and a leg for it, but I happen to know that you're mad-keen to sell, anyway, a newspaper that's been losing you money the past few years in competition with the much better "Inquirer".

    Please name your price and we'll haggle from there.

    Yours truly,

    Dan Conway."

    Later that month Dennis Cohen the former owner of the "Philadelphia Courier" writes to Dan Conway

    "Dear Mr Conway,
    Thank you for your check, received today, and please find enclosed in this package the deeds and other documents involved in the selling of a newspaper. I must say it has been a pleasure doing business with a man who goes straight to the point, and makes things clear right away, and doesn't drag out any transaction. You may believe that you beat my price down, but I must confess that I got more to get rid of my headache than I expected when negotiating with a reputed hard -head like yourself.

    You may have bought my paper out of exasperation, but knowing your reputation for turning a landfill into a gold mine, I expect you to be ousting the mighty "Inquirer" in time. I wish you enjoyable ownership of your new paper. Will you write for it, I wonder?...and will you leave the "Chicago Tribune"?

    Best wishes,

    Dennis"

    Dan replied by turn of post

    "Hi, Dennis,
    Thank you for your good wishes, and I'm glad that you're glad with the result, always the sign of a good transaction when both parties are pleased. I don't plan to interfere with the "Courier", too much...it's a totally different paper from the fierce old "Tribune" (to which I'm still under contract, anyway), and my partisan op-eds would not gel with its sober, reasonable tone. Although your boys, Squibb, Williams, and Wortley got up my nose, initially, I do admire their chutzpah, and will keep the two of them on.Jamie Squibb bettered himself, anyway, jumping to the "Canadian Chronicle" as sports editor there. I really enjoyed his stuff - when he wasn't slagging me!

    I have appreciated your being as business-like as myself, and wish you a happy retirement or whatever you embark upon, with the check that I cut you for the paper.

    Best wishes,
    Dan"
    "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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