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    World Series - Game 4
    
    New York Mets at Oakland Athletics
    October 17, 1971
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
              Mets (NYM) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0    2  5  0
         Athletics (OAK) 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 x    4 10  0
    
    NEW YORK                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Bud Harrelson (SS)            3  2  1  0  0  0  0  1    .256
    Ken Boswell (2B)              4  2  0  1  0  1  0  0    .325
    Amos Otis (CF)                3  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .286
    Ken Singleton (RF)            3  0  1  0  0  0  3  0    .303
    Ken McMullen (3B)             3  0  1  0  0  1  1  0    .250
    Ed Kranepool (1B)             4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .289
    Art Shamsky (LF)              4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .128
    Johnny Edwards (C)            4  1  0  1  0  0  1  0    .351
    Tom Seaver (P)                2  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .250
     Bob Apodaca (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Rico Carty (P)               1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .500
     Tug McGraw (P)               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Alex Johnson (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
    TOTALS                       32  5  4  2  0  2  8  1
    
       2B:  Johnny Edwards
    
       DP:  Ed Kranepool 2, Ken Boswell 2, Ken McMullen, Bud Harrelson
    
                    NEW YORK   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                  Tom Seaver  4.1  8  2  0  4  4  5  80   3.07
                 Bob Apodaca  1.2  0  2  0  0  0  2  25   0.00
                  Tug McGraw  2.0  2  0  0  0  0  1  30   5.40
                      TOTALS  8.0 10  4  0  4  4  8 135
    
    OAKLAND                      ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Bert Campaneris (SS)          4  1  0  0  0  0  1  1    .233
    Gene Tenace (C)               4  2  0  2  0  0  1  0    .282
    Tony Perez (3B)               3  2  1  1  0  2  0  0    .282
    Reggie Jackson (RF)           4  2  0  0  0  1  1  1    .270
    Rick Monday (CF)              3  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .206
    Joe Rudi (LF)                 4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .357
    Jose Morales (1B)             3  1  1  0  0  0  1  0    .316
    Ted Kubiak (2B)               3  1  1  0  0  1  0  0    .293
    Chuck Dobson (P)              3  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .091
     Rollie Fingers (P)           1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
    TOTALS                       32 10  4  4  0  4  8  2
    
       2B:  Gene Tenace, Tony Perez, Reggie Jackson
       3B:  Tony Perez
       GDP:  Ted Kubiak, Reggie Jackson
    
                     OAKLAND   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Chuck Dobson  7.0  5  4  0  2  2  6 120   3.86
              Rollie Fingers  2.0  0  0  0  0  0  2  25   0.00
                      TOTALS  9.0  5  4  0  2  2  8 145
    
         WP: Chuck Dobson (2-2)
         LP: Tom Seaver (3-1)
         SV: Rollie Fingers (2)
    
         Temperature: 82F
         Wind: 6 MPH (out to right)
         Attendance: 50,000
         Time: 2:53
    
    The Series is tied 2-2
    "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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    The London "Daily Mirror"

    November 30th 1971

    Milestones of the month

    by Chatty Cathy

    I suppose the most world-shaking news was the 5-megaton bomb test-exploded by the American Atomic Energy Commission beneath an island in Alaska, just 87 miles from the Petropavlovsk Russian naval base. It resembled a magnitude-7 earthquake. Not a neighbourly thing to do when earthquakes are ever a devastating threat in the area.

    Of similar significance, perhaps, was the five nation defense pact called FPDA formed by the defence ministers of Australia, Britain, Malaysia, New Zealand and Singapore, against possible Red Chinese aggression.

    It's old news, but good news that President Nixon announced that he would withdraw 45,000 more troops from Vietnam by February of 1972 - a Presidential election year...I wonder if that had anything to do with such an announcement?.

    Not such good news for the North Vietnamese was that the Yanks significantly increased the number of bombing raids against them. As recipients of the wartime blitzing, I think that many of us Brits are beginning to believe that we're cheering for the wrong side.

    The most heart-breaking news of the month came from Northern Ireland where three women were tarred and feathered for consorting with British soldiers. All these goings-on with the Irish is to do with religion at bottom. My Chap's got a point when he says that the only religion that makes any sense to him, is worship of the sun.

    I suppose we must all welcome the fact that the American space probe "Mariner Nine" orbited Mars, revealing dried beds of rivers which flowed billions of years ago. I wonder how many much -needed houses, hospitals, orphanages, etc, we could have purchased for this useless information?

    The heist of the year, let alone the month, has surely got to be the bandit who literally bailed out with the loot.This bloke, DB Cooper, boarded an American Northwest Airlines 727 passenger plane in Portland, Oregon., and demanded $200,000 from the airline with the threat of a bomb. The airline eventually coughed up the money, whereupon he ordered the pilot to take-off, eventually Cooper making his escape by parachuting from the plane with the money over the Cascade Mountains in Washington State, and the scamp has yet to be found.
    https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?...&hsimp=yhs-001

    A better invention,than Mariner Nine, to my mind. is the 4004 microprocessor advertised in this month's "Electronic News". According to the ad, this glorified abacus can work out sums in a flash - just the job for us journalists, when working out our overtime.
    -30-https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=+4004+microprocessor+&ei=UTF-8&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

    "Spikes" The cleats on baseball boots
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    Why Christmas was invented

    by Valentine Mercier

    Part of his December 1971 High School thesis on "Religion:"

    For the same reason that religion, itself, was. So that people with the physical power of adults, and the mentality and egos of five-year-old boys, should not run amok in society back in ancient times, but have a restraining bridle put on them by fear of the unknown; a Deity, unseen Himself, but Who sees all and exacts retribution for bad behaviour such as the raping of women, and the killing of men.

    But in every generation, even in the earliest ones of cavemen, there are a few who grow to reason a little ahead of the majority, and whilst the strongest or fiercest or more cunning of the tribe might get to be its leader, the one with the furthest vision becomes the medicine man or padre, or priest, the one who could weave scary stories of hellfire, or eternal damnation, or the heartbreak of psoriasis, attending those sinners who bully the weak, steal from their neighbours or fib about their tithes and taxes.

    The average caveman might not understand morality, but he was scared stiff of the unknown, intermittently, following it by the medicine men who made their myths as mystifying and awesome as possible to obtain control of the tribal mindset.

    As the centuries passed, this habit of hewing to the line laid down by the tribal elders, evolved into the mores and customs of that particular tribe or group, thus cannibals learned not eat other cannibals, Hun gave up of the habit of killing other Huns, a brave was taught not to copulate with other braves, all these aberations being bad for the welfare of the tribe; thus was born the concept of "morality". That which was good for the tribe/clan/society,suburban enclave/ city Main Street.

    As more centuries went by, the medicine men developed into the priesthood who, in turn, devised a sideline from the invented religion,they being aware that the spirits and morale of the tribe was at its lowest during midwinter, they invented a great story of a Superhero being born in that darkest time of the year to bring light to the world. again.

    The priests and religious laity made a great song and dance and caroling about it, and Christmas was born with its promotion of peace, goodwill towards men, worldly attributes lacking, then, as now, during the rest of the year.

    As the succeeding generations grew more skeptical of the religious trappings of the Season, the con artists took over and turned it into the spending and gift-giving spree that we know, and profess to detest today. In fact, Christmas now, is like our weather, everybody complains of it nobody does anything about it.

    Somebody did, once. Oliver Cromwell. This religious fanatic, ironically, abolished it altogether. The wheel had come full circle.

    (The article was awarded a c-, the marking teacher, a devout Christian, dismissing the essay as "Simplistic, sophomoric, and frivolous"
    "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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    Rongar writes: As the library is closed tomorrow (Monday) for Canadian Thanksgiving, I'm posting 3 articles today, with another 3 on Tuesday.
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    Toni's hold (continued)


    The reason why Toni was so sanguine about Tommy Cooper's threatened reprisals for informing the police on him, as she airily soothed her husband's apprehensions with assertions that they had the man by the "bullards"(She, being quick to pick up vulgar British idioms, almost as rapidly as she was asimulating the Queen's English, knew the correct coarse term for one person holding an advantage over another, but loved to mangle the odd word for effect, and entertainment value, she had deflected many a criticism from a sometimes overbearing Jacy, with a deliberate malapropism, at which he could not help but grin), was because she had come across something of Tommy's which he would not want her to find.

    It had all come about from their desire to placate Tommy, and divert him from any thoughts of revenge on them when he emerged from gaol, a few years hence. It had been Jacy's idea to collect the rents for the carny, Conway's philosophy being that it is moolah which soothes the savage beast. "If we do that for him, Ducks..." he explained to his wife "...That would show him, that he could trust us"

    Her eyes widened as she sensed the possibilities of pecuniary gain; her husband, in turn divined her greed and warned her "Hey, and we don't nick any of it, got me ...?... You know the Second Commandment in the Bible...?" he went on rhetorically "...Thou shalt not get found out...?" Her eyes widened again - was this one of those modern versions of the Bible?

    "What's the First Commandment?" she asked, out of natural curiosity.

    "Thought you'd never ask, Love,,," Jacy chortled in triumph; this original joke of his had been one of his schoolday favourites as he elaborated "...Thou shalt do nowt to get found out about....if we don't pinch anything, Tommy can't suss us, know what I mean?"

    Toni had been the one assigned to go round the caravan site,collecting rents, logically so because she was the only one of the present work-force which could be spared, her husband and Mrs Barker being tied by circumstance to the newsagents, and Donny, on probation required, by law, to do "Community Service" in the Thrift shop, plus she with her attraction to men, and her eloquence and empathy with women, would be the most efficient out of wheedling the rent from each.

    As she motored down to Worthing Tol, Toni thought about her task. "Wouldn't the tenants on the site be more forthcoming if she better looked the part of a rent-collector? When Tommy had come round to "T'Other Stye" for the Conways' rent, she had noticed that he had carried an account book in which he entered the payee's contribution - being, Tommy Cooper, he offered no receipts of his own.

    To make the new collector look more like Tommy's representative, would'n't it behoove her to collect the appropriate paraphernalia from Tommy's own motor-home still parked, forlornly, in the caravan site, along with all his tenants' caravans? As for gaining entry, whatever flimsy lock a bobby-pin couldn't jiggle loose, a hatpin would, both of which prime burglars tools she carried in her handbag.

    She parked the Morris right by the motor-home in the site, and carried out the break-in in the broad summer daylight, any tenant watching from afar, would only witness her jaunty swing around to the door that opened into the "Home" part of the vehicle (Tommy, himself, often having something to hide, habitually parked so that his "front door" was away from the view of his neighbours ), where nobody could observe her momentary fiddle with the simple lock before the door swung easily open for her.

    Once aboard, she had no trouble finding the rent-book inside the surprisingly neat home. it was lying on the top of a simple four-drawer desk, and without more ado, she was able to go round the various caravans, and was surprised at the amazing alacrity with which they paid up; it seemed that the Conways were not the only couple that the carny intimidated.

    Once the round was completed, she returned to the motor home, to replace the account-book, and to lock up, again, there, but being female, she could not resist one last curious peek around the Cooper home. There was nothing much of interest, Tommy obviously used the motor-home as a means of transportation rather than a habitat. (Jacy surmised that he had a wife and children tucked away in a suburban home, nearby), but the locked bottom drawer of the desk drew out the bobby-pin as the bee draws nectar from the flower, and what Toni found in that drawer, was sweet, indeed, to Toni.

    She duly finished locking up everything with th bobby -pin, and departed the motor -home not only with a wad of tenners and fivers which would gladden Tommy Cooper's corrupt old heart, but one item which would fill it with dread. (To be continued)
    "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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    New York Mets at Oakland Athletics
    October 18, 1971

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Catfish Hunter takes the mound for the Athletics.
    Bud Harrelson flied out to right field. <--->
    Ken Boswell lined out to the second baseman. <--->
    Amos Otis flied out to right. <--->
    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
    Jerry Koosman takes the mound for the Mets.
    Bert Campaneris flied out to center. <--->
    Gene Tenace doubled in the right field gap. <-2->
    Gene Tenace was caught stealing third. <--->
    Tony Perez grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Ken Singleton walked. <--1>
    Ken McMullen flied out to left. <--1>
    Ken Singleton tagged up and reached second. <-2->
    Ed Kranepool lined out to left. <-2->
    Art Shamsky struck out. <-2->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Reggie Jackson grounded to second. <--->
    Rick Monday grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Joe Rudi homered over the right field fence. <--->
    Jose Morales walked. <--1>
    Ted Kubiak singled to left field, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Catfish Hunter struck out. <3-1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Oakland leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Johnny Edwards grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
    Jerry Koosman flied out to left. <--->
    Bud Harrelson dribbled weakly in front of home plate. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, New York trails 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Bert Campaneris singled to center field. <--1>
    Bert Campaneris stole second. <-2->
    Gene Tenace walked. <-21>
    Tony Perez homered over the center field fence for three RBIs. <--->
    Reggie Jackson grounded to second. <--->
    Rick Monday struck out. <--->
    Joe Rudi flied out to right. <--->
    3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Oakland leads 4 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Ken Boswell grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Amos Otis struck out. <--->
    Ken Singleton grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, New York trails 4 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Jose Morales reached first on a throwing error by the shortstop. <--1>
    Ted Kubiak singled back through the middle. <-21>
    Catfish Hunter lined out to left. <-21>
    Bert Campaneris grounded to short, forcing the runner at second. <3-1>
    Gene Tenace walked. <321>
    Tony Perez homered over the center field fence for a grand slam. <--->
    Phil Regan now pitching for the Mets. <--->
    Reggie Jackson flied out to center. <--->
    4 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Oakland leads 8 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Ken McMullen walked. <--1>
    Ed Kranepool flied out to center. <--1>
    Art Shamsky popped up foul down the third base line. <--1>
    Johnny Edwards singled through the left side. <-21>
    Phil Regan grounded to second. <-21>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, New York trails 8 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Rick Monday singled to right. <--1>
    Joe Rudi grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    Jose Morales singled through the left side. <--1>
    Ted Kubiak singled to right, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Catfish Hunter struck out. <3-1>
    0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Oakland leads 8 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Bud Harrelson lined out to center. <--->
    Ken Boswell grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
    Amos Otis doubled to right-center. <-2->
    Ken Singleton grounded to the pitcher. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, New York trails 8 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Bert Campaneris struck out. <--->
    Gene Tenace walked. <--1>
    Tony Perez walked. <-21>
    Reggie Jackson grounded to first, forcing the runner at second. <3-1>
    Rick Monday flied out to right field. <3-1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Oakland leads 8 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Ken McMullen grounded to first. <--->
    Ed Kranepool singled through the right side. <--1>
    Art Shamsky lined out to left. <--1>
    Johnny Edwards flied out to right field. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, New York trails 8 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Joe Rudi grounded to short. <--->
    Jose Morales homered over the left field fence. <--->
    Ted Kubiak grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Catfish Hunter struck out. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Oakland leads 9 to 0.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Wayne Garrett pinch hit for Phil Regan. <--->
    Wayne Garrett grounded to short. <--->
    Bud Harrelson struck out. <--->
    Ken Boswell grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, New York trails 9 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Don Shaw now pitching for the Mets. <--->
    Bert Campaneris singled through the left side. <--1>
    Gene Tenace walked. <-21>
    Tony Perez doubled to deep center field, scoring a run. <32->
    Reggie Jackson walked. <321>
    Rick Monday struck out. <321>
    Joe Rudi popped up to second. <321>
    Bob Apodaca now pitching for the Mets. <321>
    Jose Morales singled up the middle, scoring a run. <321>
    Ted Kubiak struck out. <321>
    2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Oakland leads 11 to 0.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Amos Otis grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Ken Singleton grounded to second. <--->
    Ken McMullen grounded to short. <--->

    ATHLETICS WIN: 11-0
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

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

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    1971 World Series -Game 5.
    
    New York Mets at Oakland Athletics
    October 18, 1971
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
              Mets (NYM) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    0  3  1
         Athletics (OAK) 0 1 3 4 0 0 1 2 x   11 14  0
    
    NEW YORK                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Bud Harrelson (SS)            4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .234
    Ken Boswell (2B)              4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .295
    Amos Otis (CF)                4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .283
    Ken Singleton (RF)            3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .278
    Ken McMullen (3B)             3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .231
    Ed Kranepool (1B)             3  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .293
    Art Shamsky (LF)              3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .119
    Johnny Edwards (C)            3  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .350
    Jerry Koosman (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Phil Regan (P)               1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Wayne Garrett (P)            1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Don Shaw (P)                 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Bob Apodaca (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       30  3  2  0  0  0  3  0
    
       2B:  Amos Otis
    
       DP:  Ed Kranepool, Ken Boswell, Bud Harrelson
       E:  Bud Harrelson
    
                    NEW YORK   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
               Jerry Koosman  3.2  7  3  3  8  4  2  80   9.82
                  Phil Regan  3.1  4  2  1  1  1  3  68   2.70
                    Don Shaw  0.2  2  2  0  2  2  1  31  27.00
                 Bob Apodaca  0.1  1  0  0  0  0  1   8   0.00
                      TOTALS  8.0 14  7  4 11  7  7 187
    
    OAKLAND                      ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Bert Campaneris (SS)          5  2  0  3  0  0  1  1    .250
    Gene Tenace (C)               1  1  4  3  0  0  0  0    .300
    Tony Perez (3B)               4  3  1  2  2  8  0  0    .326
    Reggie Jackson (RF)           4  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .244
    Rick Monday (CF)              5  1  0  0  0  0  2  0    .205
    Joe Rudi (LF)                 5  1  0  1  1  1  0  0    .340
    Jose Morales (1B)             4  3  1  2  1  2  0  0    .357
    Ted Kubiak (2B)               5  3  0  0  0  0  1  0    .326
    Catfish Hunter (P)            4  0  0  0  0  0  3  0    .154
    TOTALS                       37 14  7 11  4 11  7  1
    
       2B:  Gene Tenace, Tony Perez
       HR:  Jose Morales, Tony Perez 2, Joe Rudi
       GDP:  Joe Rudi
       CS:  Gene Tenace
    
                     OAKLAND   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
              Catfish Hunter  9.0  3  2  0  0  0  3 120   2.59
                      TOTALS  9.0  3  2  0  0  0  3 120
    
         WP: Catfish Hunter (2-0)
         LP: Jerry Koosman (0-1)
    
         Temperature: 75F
         Wind: 3 MPH (right to left)
         Attendance: 50,000
         Time: 3:21
    
    The Athletics lead the Series 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"

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    Happy Christmas, Conways -3

    Gussie noticed the mistletoe, as soon as she entered the drawing room. She, herself, looked strung-out as she eyed her father as he sat in her most comfortable armchair watching Green Bay doing it to somebody...she was always vague about football.

    "Your idea, Pops?" she asked indicating the sprig taped to her chandelier

    "Uh-Huh..." he nodded "...thought I'd make this place a little Christmassy...you take your agnosticism a bit too far, young lady"

    "And you're a hypocrite, Dad..." she flashed back "...Who brought us up to be skeptics but you and Mom?"

    "Aw, there's no harm in a bit of decoration, a tree maybe, a drop of the good stuff..." As if to emphasize this last, he took another sip of his rum -and -orange. "...At the very least it'll cheer Red up...she's a traditionalist through and through"

    "Red never complains..." Gussie pointed out "...besides it is my house you know"

    I dunno, Lass...." He pondered looking into his tumbler "...She seems a bit down to me, lately...where is she now?"

    "Out doing what we've been doing for the past month..." She was semi-defiant "...knocking on doors for Keith Jackson"

    "Political canvassing on Christmas Eve...?" Dan was astonished

    "That's why Keith's going to Congress next year, and you're not" she retorted, hotly.

    "Okay, Hon, okay..." he soothed her "...not let's get riled up over politics at Christmas...or any time."

    He finished his drink "Anyway..." he smirked "...I like the way I campaign, a little speech on the radio here, an appearance on t.v. there, the odd spiel in the newspapers...and I always say one gutsy polemic is worth a thousand knocks on doors"

    "Anyway, Pops..." Gussie changed the subject "...what's with the mistletoe as decoration, rather than a balloon or some tinsel or something ? When you've had enough to drink are you planning incest with me, or adultery with Red?"

    Conway looked at her in astonishment "Incest?...adutltery? ...is this my Gussy, talkin'?..." He held up his empty glass "...You been at this stuff, too...? " He now supplied his own answer "...I know what it is, Hon ...you've been hittin' the ball too hard, lately...runnin' the Corp...hustlin' for Keith ...it's too much- "

    He was interrupted by the arrival af Hedy "Red" Rolfe, his daughter's lover, "Hi, Dan..." she greeted him "...Glad you could make it to spend Christmas with us..." She turned to Gussie "Whew, Sweets, I wish I had a dollar for everyone who promised to vote for Keith, and won't, 'cos of his colour. For a film colony, we're awfully illiberal...." She noticed the mistletoe "...Hallo, that's festive..." she glanced at Dan "...Your idea?..."

    Dan, swaying slightly, was mixing himself another rum-and -orange "Uh-Huh..." he raised his glass in a silent sardonic salute to Gussie "...According to my daughter, when I've had enough of these, under it, I'm gonna rape her, and seduce you"

    There was a shocked silence. Then, without a word, a pale-faced Gussie rushed out of the room , despite Red's effort to detain her.

    Dan and Red looked at each other. "You really put your foot in it, Mister..." she looked after the departed woman "...she's been in a state, lately, work and politics, twenty-four seven...she's been like that a lot, lately"

    "My dam' fault..." rumbled Dan "...she's right, I am a humbug...how often have I preached that one drunken bad joke can unravel a lifetime's relationship ...? " He stared glumly into his glass "...she's right about this stuff, too...I've had too many, already"
    (To be continued)
    "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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    Happy Christmas, Conways - 2

    The Conways decided that their offer to Tommy Cooper should be as a Christmas present. It was back in November that Toni had discovered the stash of pornographic photographs's in Tommy's motor home.

    While the Conways realized that this was the discovery that would get them out from under Tommy's threat of retribution for their betrayal of him, they debated on the timing of their letting him know of their possession of the stash. perhaps, just before his release from prison when his desire for revenge would probably be at its strongest, having been fed by years of incarceration.

    However, there was a streak of sadism in both Jacy and his wife. They felt that they owed Tommy the utmost grief for the way he had conned and intimidated them, since they had met him; why not ruin his, already unpromising, Christmas and Yuletides thereafter at the Scrubs prison, by letting him know that they had his dirty little secret, now?

    Accordingly. on Christmas Eve, when the Wormwood Scrubs prison traditionally opened its gates to visitors, they took but one photo with them, a relatively innocuous one of a lttle boy inspecting a smaller girl's genitals.

    "That constitutes child porn..." Jacy pointed out "...the law's especially hot on that"

    "How long would Tommy get for having that in his possession?" Toni asked

    Jacy shrugged "I dunno...but at the very least, he wouldn't want even the lowest of his mates to know that he was that low, himself"

    The only time Tommy wanted anything to do with the Conways these days was when they brought the weekly rent collected from the caravan site's denizens. He was not pleased with this unexpected visit.

    "Wot you two wankers want with me...?" he growled as he took his seat from them, across the dividing visitors' table; then he brightened "...Got some more dough to report?"

    "No, Tommy, but we brought you a Christmas gift anyway" smiled Jacy

    Tommy looked around the visitor's room at the attentive guards "Well you better slip it to me quick when the screws ain't lookin' ..." he muttered. "...You know yer not s'posed ter gve me nuffin'"

    "Oh, no, Tommy, we're gonna hang onto it for you..." Jacy slipped the photo from his shirt pocket which the inspecting guard had overlooked at their entry to the Scrubs, and concealing it from the watchful guards whilst showing it to Tommy "...Tar dah!...it's the gift that keeps on givin' Tom...we got all the rest that we're holding for you, while we're all good friends...if you're all right, we're all right - know what I mean?"

    Tommy obviously knew what was meant, but seemed unimpressed "What am I s'posed to do nah, then?...break dahn an' beg fer mercy?"

    Jacy was glad that he didn't play poker with this man, while he want ahead to call the carny's bluff "Just to let you know that we got the rest, an' will keep 'em from prying eyes, as long as you're nice to us ...got me?"

    Tommy nodded slowly "I gotcha, Mate....you want me to call off me 'ounds ..orl right, I'll do that 's long as you don' blow them pitchers abaht."

    A half- hour later as he watched them depart, he beckoned one of the guards "I wish to report..." he began, in what he hoped was an appropriately officious tone "...that them two people 'ave just informed me that they 'ave a collection of children pornography photos. I'll give you their name and address upon request"

    The guard blinked, then nodded. One never knew what to expect in prisons. "There'll be a form that you have to fill in... all the details who they are, where they live, etcetera..." He grinned at Tommy "...Gonna do yerself a bit a good, eh, Tommy?...shop someone else?...get out sooner, maybe, eh?"

    " Gonna do them Conways no good..." Tommy grinned back, showing wolfish teeth "...They don' fukk Tommy Cooper arahnd"
    "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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    Happy Christmas, Conways -1

    Augie, to celebrate his status as the new well-paid head honcho of the Conway Foundation, bought himself a 1972 model Mustang as an early Christmas present, over his wife's objections that the old reliable Estate station-wagon was good enough for the family.
    https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?...&hsimp=yhs-001

    He liked the Mustang's performance, the way it handled, and its roominess to accommodate his family of four.

    "But what about when Nicholas comes..." asked Lee, who was well into pregnancy "...there's no room for a third baby-seat, and I'm not carrying him in my arms every time we go out for a drive"

    Augie was dismissive; ever since taking over the Conway Foundation, he seemed to have gained in self-confidence, almost to the point of arrogance...certainly, his wife no longer wore the pants in that family. "No Prob, Hon..." he airily told her, reminding Lee of his father, Dan Conway, at his most patronizing "...We'll get a third seat anyway, hang on to the old Estate, and fit it in there when we all go out together..." he, forgetting her pregnancy, as he often did, nowadays, gave her a playful dig in the ribs "...We 're in the two-car family income bracket, now, y'know"

    He had been using the new car up until mid- December for his trips from their house in Ladner to his office in Vancouver, but now was the time to do some Christmas shopping in that great Western Canadian metropolis.

    He peered out of their bedroom window that Saturday morning "It's only snowing, Hon, would you believe..." he reported disgustedly ".. once in a blue moon, here ...just 'cos we're going out in it"

    "Snow, here...?" Queried Lee, a native Vancouverite "...Uh-oh....that's ominous...everything stops for snow in this banana belt"

    "Well, it's not stopping our Christmas shopping..." declared Augie, firmly ".... first thing after brekker, I'll wheel the jalopy round to Simpson's garage and have the snow tires fitted"

    Man proposes, mankind disposes. Augie, ninety minutes later, returned home crestfallen "Everyone and his granny now wants snow tires...there's a line-up a mile long outside Simpson's garage...I'll have to chance it up to Van, get 'em fitted there..."

    Observing Lee's concern, he added, hurriedly " Don't worry, Hon, I'll drive real careful, precious cargo aboard, right?."

    So it was that the Conway family of four, the twins secured firmly in the back of the Mustang, set out to do their Christmas shopping in a shower of snow, that was forecast to cease at any moment. This it did, before they had covered many of the ten miles to Vancouver.

    The sun came out and all seemed well until they left the Delta and merged into the Fraser highway where the sun was, unbelievebly, in midwinter, beginning to turn the snow into slush.

    "I'm sure that sun is stronger now, than when I was a lad..." observed Augie, as he kept his speed down, and his eyes open "...You'd have thought the dam' thing would be burning itself out by now...water on top of ice...it's playing old Hamlet with our traction" As if to give emphasis to that remark, the Mustang slewed on a corner, Augie momentarily panicked, stamped on the brake, worsening the skid across the road, and into a ditch.

    Augie, who had neglected to fasten his own seat belt landed heavily top of his wife. "Oh, Augie..." gasped she " ...I think you landed on Nicholas...you baseturd !"
    "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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    Oakland Athletics at New York Mets
    October 20, 1971

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Tom Seaver takes the mound for the Mets.
    Bert Campaneris grounded to third. <--->
    Gene Tenace walked. <--1>
    The Athletics put on the hit and run.
    Tony Perez struck out. <--1>
    Reggie Jackson singled through the left side. <-21>
    Rick Monday grounded to the shortstop. <-21>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Bill Singer takes the mound for the Athletics.
    Bud Harrelson singled into right field. <--1>
    The Mets put on the hit and run.
    Ken Boswell lined out to left field. <--1>
    The Mets put on the hit and run.
    Bud Harrelson stole second. <-2->
    Amos Otis grounded to the pitcher. <-2->
    Ken Singleton grounded to short. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Joe Rudi popped up to short. <--->
    Jose Morales struck out. <--->
    Ted Kubiak walked. <--1>
    Bill Singer struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Ken McMullen popped up to third. <--->
    Ed Kranepool grounded to second. <--->
    Art Shamsky singled to left. <--1>
    Johnny Edwards struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Bert Campaneris struck out. <--->
    Gene Tenace grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
    Tony Perez singled to right. <--1>
    Reggie Jackson struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Tom Seaver grounded to third. <--->
    Bud Harrelson grounded to first. <--->
    Ken Boswell singled to left. <--1>
    Ken Boswell went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Amos Otis grounded to third. <-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
    Rick Monday singled to right field. <--1>
    Rick Monday went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Rick Monday stole third. <3-->
    Joe Rudi popped up to third. <3-->
    Jose Morales walked. <3-1>
    Ted Kubiak popped up to short. <3-1>
    Bill Singer struck out. <3-1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Ken Singleton walked. <--1>
    Ken McMullen flied out to center. <--1>
    The Mets put on the hit and run.
    Ed Kranepool lined out to left. <--1>
    Art Shamsky struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Bert Campaneris grounded to short. <--->
    Gene Tenace walked. <--1>
    Tony Perez struck out. <--1>
    Reggie Jackson grounded to short. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Johnny Edwards grounded to first base. <--->
    Tom Seaver struck out. <--->
    Bud Harrelson singled into right field. <--1>
    Ken Boswell walked. <-21>
    Amos Otis grounded to short. <-21>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Rick Monday struck out. <--->
    Joe Rudi grounded to short. <--->
    Jose Morales struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Ken Singleton struck out. <--->
    Ken McMullen singled to left. <--1>
    The Mets put on the hit and run.
    Ed Kranepool grounded to short. <-2->
    Art Shamsky singled to right, scoring a run. <--1>
    Johnny Edwards walked. <-21>
    Tom Seaver struck out. <-21>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, New York leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Ted Kubiak grounded to short. <--->
    Bill Singer grounded to short. <--->
    Bert Campaneris grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Oakland trails 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Bud Harrelson grounded to short. <--->
    Ken Boswell walked. <--1>
    Amos Otis flied out to center field. <--1>
    Ken Singleton grounded to second. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, New York leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Gene Tenace popped up to the shortstop. <--->
    Tony Perez singled to right. <--1>
    Reggie Jackson struck out. <--1>
    Rick Monday singled to left field. <-21>
    Joe Rudi walked. <321>
    Jose Morales struck out. <321>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Oakland trails 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Ken McMullen singled down the right field line. <--1>
    Ed Kranepool laid down a sacrifice bunt to the pitcher. <-2->
    Art Shamsky struck out. <-2->
    Johnny Edwards struck out. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, New York leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Ted Kubiak popped up to third. <--->
    The Mets guarded the lines.
    Joe Keough pinch hit for Bill Singer. <--->
    Joe Keough singled back through the middle. <--1>
    Bert Campaneris laid down a sacrifice bunt to the pitcher. <-2->
    Gene Tenace walked. <-21>
    Tony Perez grounded to first. <-21>

    METS WIN: 1-0
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    1971 World Series - Game 6
    
    Oakland Athletics at New York Mets
    October 20, 1971
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
         Athletics (OAK) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    0  6  0
              Mets (NYM) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 x    1  7  0
    
    OAKLAND                      ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Bert Campaneris (SS)          4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .231
    Gene Tenace (C)               2  0  3  0  0  0  0  0    .286
    Tony Perez (3B)               5  2  0  0  0  0  2  0    .333
    Reggie Jackson (RF)           4  1  0  0  0  0  2  0    .244
    Rick Monday (CF)              4  2  0  0  0  0  1  1    .233
    Joe Rudi (LF)                 3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .320
    Jose Morales (1B)             3  0  1  0  0  0  3  0    .333
    Ted Kubiak (2B)               3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .306
    Bill Singer (P)               3  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .154
     Joe Keough (P)               1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .400
    TOTALS                       32  6  6  0  0  0 11  1
    
       2B:  Rick Monday
    
                     OAKLAND   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                 Bill Singer  8.0  7  4  0  1  1  7 139   1.91
                      TOTALS  8.0  7  4  0  1  1  7 139
    
    NEW YORK                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Bud Harrelson (SS)            4  2  0  0  0  0  0  1    .255
    Ken Boswell (2B)              2  1  2  0  0  0  0  0    .304
    Amos Otis (CF)                4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .260
    Ken Singleton (RF)            3  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .256
    Ken McMullen (3B)             4  2  0  1  0  0  0  0    .256
    Ed Kranepool (1B)             3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .273
    Art Shamsky (LF)              4  2  0  0  0  1  2  0    .152
    Johnny Edwards (C)            3  0  1  0  0  0  2  0    .326
    Tom Seaver (P)                3  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .200
    TOTALS                       30  7  4  1  0  1  7  1
    
       2B:  Ken Boswell
    
                    NEW YORK   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                  Tom Seaver  9.0  6  6  0  0  0 11 156   2.35
                      TOTALS  9.0  6  6  0  0  0 11 156
    
         WP: Tom Seaver (4-1)
         LP: Bill Singer (2-2)
    
         Temperature: 71F
         Wind: 5 MPH (left to right)
         Attendance: 50,000
         Time: 2:49
    
    The Series is tied 3-3
    "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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    The London "Daily Mirror"

    January 2nd 1972

    Last year roundup

    by Chatty Cathy

    Last year was, once more, dominated by Viet Nam. But perhaps the end is in sight, People. President Nixon did much to mellow both the Soviet Union and Red China towards the United States in 1971, and all three are heartily sick of a war that is doing nobody any good at all.

    For the first time in their short history, the American people are forgetting the rah-rah, and seem ready to give peace a chance, even to the extent of an ignominious defeat at the hands of Asian peasants, who have humbled the mighty United States in war, pretty much as they did the inept French.

    If peace comes to Viet Nam this year, it may also quell the uproar in the United States, itself, where the citizens, currently, are divided both on political and ethnic grounds. The doves want the hawks out of the war by rioting, and the blacks want the white supremacists off of their backs by mass demonstrations.

    While tempers were rising on earth, Apolla 15 was soaring into space landing on the moon, on which Americans walked, once more, while the Russians satisfied themselves with making rings around the earth in Soyuz 11 and concocting yet another 5 -year plan, this time focussing on commerce and industry rather than agriculture.

    In the rest of the world coup and counter coup continued, especially in Uganda, Africa, where a real piece of work, Idi Amin took over, while at the other extreme, Spain's General Franco spoke of restoring the monarchy!

    We did our bit in changing the world's geography by bidding goodbye to South Africa, Rhodesia. Malaysia, and Bahrein, they, either letting go, or getting shoved out of the Empire.

    In Jolly Olde, itself, the unions continued to battle the Government and harass the general public with strikes legal and not, the price of everything went up as usual, and the inflated money was turned over to the decimal system. We get more like the Americans every day...except in prosperity, which I wish to you, People, along with good health and bright weather in 1972.
    -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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    Happy Christmas, Conways -3 (Continued)

    On Christmas morning Dan was the first one up, and was busy cooking breakfast when Red came down. "Smell's good..." she said sniffing the air.

    "Wish I could say the same..." groaned Dan "...I got a king-sized hangover enough to almost puke "

    "Well don't vomit all over the kitchen, will ya...?" Red grinned as she started sorting cutlery "...Don't want Gussie even madder at us "

    "Us...?" Conway looked his question at her "... you're in the clear...it's me she's mad at"

    Red shook her auburn curls "Uh-uh...I'm in the doghouse too..she wouldn't let me in her bed when I went up to her...she thinks you and I got it on last night, after she left...she said she could smell you on me...I knew I should have showered before I tried to calm her down."

    Dan looked at her "We didn't do any more than smooch a bit, did we?...I'm not sure if we went any further, my head was really in the bucket"

    The woman looked at him and lied when she replied "That was all"

    For after all this time of admiring Dan Conway from afar, she had finally broken down and admitted to herself that she wanted him last night.

    She was truly committed to Augusta, but after all she had a woman's need for a man, and Gussie had been so inattentive to her lover recently, what with being head of a vast corporation, and appointing herself Keith Jackson's campaign manager.

    Gussie never did things by halves, but this time she'd done too much for work, and too little for her lover, and Red Rolfe, on the rebound, as it were, had given in to the moment when a drunken father had kissed his daughter's lover under the mistletoe last night, and she, no drinker,herself being rendered susceptible due to the Christmas wine imbibed, had willingly allowed him to take her on Gussie's sofa. And the man had no recollection of it...or was he dissembling too?

    One thing was clear. Whatever Dan and Red professed to remember, Gussie was sure of - that her father and her lover had betrayed her.
    "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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    Oakland Athletics at New York Mets
    October 21, 1971

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Bert Blyleven takes the mound for the Mets.
    Bert Campaneris singled through the right side. <--1>
    Gene Tenace grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <--->
    Tony Perez walked. <--1>
    Bert Blyleven threw a wild pitch. <-2->
    Reggie Jackson struck out. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Chuck Dobson takes the mound for the Athletics.
    Bud Harrelson singled back through the middle. <--1>
    The Mets put on the hit and run.
    Ken Boswell singled through the hole. <-21>
    Amos Otis grounded to the pitcher, forcing the runner at second. <3-1>
    Ken Singleton lined out to right. <3-1>
    Bud Harrelson tagged up and scored. <--1>
    Ken McMullen walked. <-21>
    Ed Kranepool popped up foul down the third base line. <-21>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the first, New York leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Rick Monday doubled into the right field corner. <-2->
    Joe Rudi struck out. <-2->
    Jose Morales tripled to deep left field, scoring a run. <3-->
    Jose Morales went for an extra base and was thrown out at home. <--->
    Ted Kubiak grounded to third. <--->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, the game is tied at 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Art Shamsky flied out to center. <--->
    Johnny Edwards struck out. <--->
    Bert Blyleven singled to center. <--1>
    Bud Harrelson reached first on a fielding error by the catcher. <-21>
    Ken Boswell singled back through the middle. <321>
    Amos Otis flied out to center field. <321>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, and 3 left on base.
    At the end of the second, the game is tied at 1.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Chuck Dobson lined out to right. <--->
    Bert Campaneris flied out to right field. <--->
    Gene Tenace struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, the game is tied at 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Ken Singleton grounded to second. <--->
    Ken McMullen grounded to second. <--->
    Ed Kranepool grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, the game is tied at 1.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Tony Perez doubled in the left field gap. <-2->
    Reggie Jackson struck out. <-2->
    Rick Monday flied out to center field. <-2->
    Joe Rudi popped up to second. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, the game is tied at 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Art Shamsky grounded to short. <--->
    Johnny Edwards popped up foul down the third base line. <--->
    Bert Blyleven grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, the game is tied at 1.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Jose Morales struck out. <--->
    Ted Kubiak grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Chuck Dobson struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, the game is tied at 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Bud Harrelson struck out. <--->
    Ken Boswell struck out. <--->
    Amos Otis popped up to the third baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, the game is tied at 1.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Bert Campaneris grounded to short. <--->
    Gene Tenace flied out to right field. <--->
    Tony Perez struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, the game is tied at 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Ken Singleton singled to center. <--1>
    Ken McMullen grounded to the pitcher, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    The Mets put on the hit and run.
    Ken McMullen stole second. <-2->
    Ed Kranepool flied out to right. <-2->
    Ken McMullen tagged up and reached third. <3-->
    Art Shamsky walked. <3-1>
    Johnny Edwards flied out to right field. <3-1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, the game is tied at 1.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Reggie Jackson singled to short right-center. <--1>
    Rick Monday struck out. <--1>
    Joe Rudi struck out. <--1>
    Jose Morales singled through the left side. <-21>
    Ted Kubiak struck out. <-21>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, the game is tied at 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Bert Blyleven popped up to short. <--->
    Bud Harrelson grounded to third. <--->
    Ken Boswell lined out to right field. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, the game is tied at 1.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Joe Keough pinch hit for Chuck Dobson. <--->
    Joe Keough struck out. <--->
    Bert Campaneris grounded to second. <--->
    Gene Tenace doubled into the right field corner. <-2->
    Tony Perez popped up to second. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, the game is tied at 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Rollie Fingers now pitching for the Athletics. <--->
    Amos Otis struck out. <--->
    Ken Singleton struck out. <--->
    Ken McMullen doubled to right. <-2->
    Ed Kranepool singled down the left field line, scoring a run. <--1>
    Art Shamsky flied out to center. <--1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, New York leads 2 to 1.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Reggie Jackson struck out. <--->
    Rick Monday grounded to second. <--->
    Joe Rudi flied out to right. <--->

    METS WIN: 2-1
    "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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    Re: "SPIKES" ...on their combat boots...

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    1971 World Series -Game 7
    
    Oakland Athletics at New York Mets
    October 21, 1971
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
         Athletics (OAK) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    1  7  1
              Mets (NYM) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 x    2  7  0
    
    OAKLAND                      ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Bert Campaneris (SS)          4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .232
    Gene Tenace (C)               4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .283
    Tony Perez (3B)               3  1  1  0  0  0  1  0    .333
    Reggie Jackson (RF)           4  1  0  0  0  0  3  0    .245
    Rick Monday (CF)              4  1  0  1  0  0  1  0    .234
    Joe Rudi (LF)                 4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .296
    Jose Morales (1B)             3  2  0  0  0  1  1  0    .354
    Ted Kubiak (2B)               3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .288
    Chuck Dobson (P)              2  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .077
     Joe Keough (P)               1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .333
     Rollie Fingers (P)           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       32  7  1  1  0  1 12  0
    
       2B:  Gene Tenace, Tony Perez, Rick Monday
       3B:  Jose Morales
       GDP:  Gene Tenace
       E:  Gene Tenace
    
                     OAKLAND   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Chuck Dobson  7.0  5  2  0  1  1  3 106   3.34
              Rollie Fingers  1.0  2  0  0  1  1  2  23   0.82
                      TOTALS  8.0  7  2  0  2  2  5 129
    
    NEW YORK                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Bud Harrelson (SS)            4  1  0  1  0  0  1  0    .255
    Ken Boswell (2B)              4  2  0  0  0  0  1  0    .320
    Amos Otis (CF)                4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .241
    Ken Singleton (RF)            3  1  0  0  0  1  1  0    .262
    Ken McMullen (3B)             3  1  1  1  0  0  0  1    .261
    Ed Kranepool (1B)             4  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .271
    Art Shamsky (LF)              3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .143
    Johnny Edwards (C)            3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .304
    Bert Blyleven (P)             3  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .111
    TOTALS                       31  7  2  2  0  2  5  1
    
       2B:  Ken McMullen
    
       DP:  Ed Kranepool, Ken Boswell, Ken McMullen
    
                    NEW YORK   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
               Bert Blyleven  9.0  7  1  0  1  1 12 124   4.34
                      TOTALS  9.0  7  1  0  1  1 12 124
    
         WP: Bert Blyleven (2-1)
         LP: Rollie Fingers (1-1)
    
         Temperature: 67F
         Wind: Calm
         Attendance: 50,000
         Time: 2:26
    
    The New York Mets win the 1971 World Series 4 games to 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)

    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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