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    Pittsburgh Pirates at San Diego Padres
    May 23, 1974

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Gary Beare takes the mound for the Padres.
    Dave Cash singled down the left field line. <--1>
    Gene Alley popped up foul down the third base line. <--1>
    The Pirates put on the hit and run.
    Rusty Staub popped up to second. <--1>
    Willie Stargell struck out. <--1>
    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
    Jerry Reuss takes the mound for the Pirates.
    Larry Bowa grounded to second. <--->
    Billy Grabarkewitz doubled in the right field gap. <-2->
    Larry Biittner grounded to first. <3-->
    Mike Lum struck out. <3-->
    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
    Richie Zisk grounded to third. <--->
    Joe Pepitone walked. <--1>
    The Pirates put on the hit and run.
    Art Howe popped up to second. <--1>
    Buck Rodgers grounded to second. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Ken Harrelson grounded to second. <--->
    Jerry Morales singled through the right side. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Dai Boyd grounded to the third baseman. <-2->
    Joe Azcue grounded to third. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Jerry Reuss struck out. <--->
    Dave Cash lined out to right. <--->
    Gene Alley grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    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
    Gary Beare grounded to third. <--->
    Larry Bowa doubled down the left field line. <-2->
    Billy Grabarkewitz walked. <-21>
    Larry Biittner singled up the middle, scoring a run. <-21>
    Mike Lum hit an infield single to first. <321>
    Ken Harrelson grounded to the third baseman for a double play (5-4-3). <32->
    1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the third, San Diego leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Rusty Staub struck out. <--->
    Willie Stargell flied out to center. <--->
    Richie Zisk flied out to left. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Pittsburgh trails 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Jerry Morales grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Dai Boyd flied out to left field. <--->
    Joe Azcue reached first on a fielding error by the pitcher. <--1>
    Gary Beare grounded to short. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, San Diego leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Joe Pepitone grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
    Art Howe reached first on a fielding error by the third baseman. <--1>
    Buck Rodgers struck out. <--1>
    Jerry Reuss struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Pittsburgh trails 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Larry Bowa singled through the left side. <--1>
    Billy Grabarkewitz popped up to second. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Larry Bowa stole second. <-2->
    Larry Biittner grounded to second. <3-->
    Mike Lum singled to right, scoring a run. <--1>
    Ken Harrelson lined out to center field. <--1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, San Diego leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Dave Cash singled to short right-center. <--1>
    Gene Alley struck out. <--1>
    Rusty Staub doubled down the left field line. <32->
    Willie Stargell was intentionally walked. <321>
    Richie Zisk singled up the middle, scoring a run. <321>
    Joe Pepitone grounded to the third baseman for a double play (5-4-3). <32->
    1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Pittsburgh trails 2 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Jerry Morales doubled in the right field gap. <-2->
    Dai Boyd grounded to second. <3-->
    Joe Azcue popped up to the shortstop. <3-->
    Gary Beare struck out. <3-->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, San Diego leads 2 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Art Howe popped up to second. <--->
    Buck Rodgers singled to left. <--1>
    Jerry Reuss laid down a sacrifice bunt to the third baseman. <-2->
    Dave Cash lined out to left. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Pittsburgh trails 2 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Larry Bowa reached first on a fielding error by the shortstop. <--1>
    Larry Bowa was caught stealing second. <--->
    Billy Grabarkewitz grounded to third. <--->
    Larry Biittner grounded to first. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, San Diego leads 2 to 1.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Gene Alley struck out. <--->
    Rusty Staub flied out to right. <--->
    Willie Stargell struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Pittsburgh trails 2 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Mike Lum grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Ken Harrelson struck out. <--->
    Jerry Morales grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, San Diego leads 2 to 1.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Richie Zisk struck out. <--->
    Joe Pepitone lined out to the second baseman. <--->
    Art Howe walked. <--1>
    Buck Rodgers walked. <-21>
    Steve Simpson now pitching for the Padres. <-21>
    Rimp Lanier pinch hit for Jerry Reuss. <-21>
    Rimp Lanier struck out. <-21>

    PADRES 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)

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    Padres best game in May
    
    Pittsburgh Pirates at San Diego Padres
    May 23, 1974
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
           Pirates (PIT) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0    1  5  2
            Padres (SDP) 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 x    2  8  1
    
    PITTSBURGH                   ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Dave Cash (2B)                4  2  0  1  0  0  0  0    .305
    Gene Alley (SS)               4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .265
    Rusty Staub (1B)              4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .286
    Willie Stargell (LF)          3  0  1  0  0  0  2  0    .267
    Richie Zisk (RF)              4  1  0  0  0  1  1  0    .263
    Joe Pepitone (CF)             3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .254
    Art Howe (3B)                 3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .217
    Buck Rodgers (C)              3  1  1  0  0  0  1  0    .263
    Jerry Reuss (P)               2  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .172
     Rimp Lanier (P)              1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .333
    TOTALS                       31  5  4  1  0  1 10  0
    
       2B:  Rusty Staub (14)
       GDP:  Joe Pepitone
    
       DP:  Rusty Staub, Dave Cash, Art Howe
       E:  Gene Alley
    
                  PITTSBURGH   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                 Jerry Reuss  8.0  8  1  0  2  2  3 102   3.46
                      TOTALS  8.0  8  1  0  2  2  3 102
    
    SAN DIEGO                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Larry Bowa (SS)               4  2  0  2  0  0  0  1    .223
    Billy Grabarkewitz (3B)       3  1  1  0  0  0  0  0    .220
    Larry Biittner (1B)           4  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .321
    Mike Lum (LF)                 4  2  0  0  0  1  1  0    .275
    Ken Harrelson (CF)            4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .197
    Jerry Morales (RF)            4  2  0  0  0  0  0  0    .232
    Dai Boyd (2B)                 3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .276
    Joe Azcue (C)                 3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .173
    Gary Beare (P)                3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .200
     Steve Simpson (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       32  8  1  2  0  2  3  1
    
       2B:  Billy Grabarkewitz (10), Larry Bowa (7), Jerry Morales (6)
       GDP:  Ken Harrelson
       CS:  Larry Bowa
    
       DP:  Larry Biittner, Dai Boyd, Billy Grabarkewitz
       E:  Billy Grabarkewitz
    
                   SAN DIEGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                  Gary Beare  8.2  5  4  0  1  1  9 127   3.17
               Steve Simpson  0.1  0  0  0  0  0  1   4   3.66
                      TOTALS  9.0  5  4  0  1  1 10 131
    
         WP: Gary Beare (3-4)
         LP: Jerry Reuss (7-4)
         SV: Steve Simpson (3)
    
         Temperature: 86F
         Wind: Calm
         Attendance: 28,220
         Time: 2:34
    
    Padres (21-34) are 5th in the NL West 14 GB of the Dodgers (35-20)
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

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

    The "Canadian Chronicle"

    March 28th 1974

    Trudeau's resurrection

    by Lynn Howard

    If I may begin with a personal statement, I will explain my change of name at the heading of this column. Throughout my journalistic and broadcasting careers, I have always identified myself, as far as possible, without a ridiculously long signature like say "Lynn Carroll Conway Mercier Howard" as I moved from being born to Carrolls, marrying first, a Conway, then a Mercier, and now, a Howard.

    I feel that I have paid due homage to my previous families by retaining their name in my signature, but now I must honour my present and future family, the Howards, by identifying myself solely by my current married surname.

    A family that is much in the news lately, is that of Pierre Trudeau. Not content with being a magnetic individual, all by himself, he and his vivacious wife, Margaret, have performed the cute trick of producing a second successive Christmas Day baby, Justin being born on December 25th,
    1971, and now Sacha, last Christmas.

    As if that wasn't enough, the entire family has now toured China and captivated both its leader, Chairman Mao, and its Premier Chou En Lai, so much so, that a satisfactory trade agreement beween our two countries was announced.

    The Trudeaus then proceeded to England for the Commonwealth Conference, reportedly charming that prickly bachelor Premier, Edward Heath, and Pierre flirting with Queen Elizabeth, her rogueish smile at one of his sallies, was captured forever in a wonderful photograph.

    So,right now, Pierre Trudeau is the Bee's knees to all except Richard Nixon, who seems to hate everyone, and Alberta's Peter Lougheed, who hates the Liberals price conrol policy towards his Province's oil.
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=+Pier...O8ne8Afu9pWIAQ

    But their animosity doesn't really matter; Peter doesn't have the votes, and Richard - judging by the ever-widening Watergate scandal - doesn't have a future.
    -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
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    The London "Daily Mirror"

    February 28th 1974

    Milestones of the month

    by Chatty Cathy

    This country's worst recession since the war, is in full swing. We're still mostly working a 3-day week in industry (the Media, thankfully having been spared from this stricture by the Government so that this column, for one, can be printed daily), the miners are still denying us coal, the Arabs have cut off our oil. How the Europeans let us into their Common Market with Britain being in in this state, is a mystery.

    The Viet-nam thing isn't really over, and it transpires that it wasn't President Nixon who ordered such a cessation, anyway.

    In fact he wanted to continue the blitz on North Viet-nam but was over-ruled by Congress, which, to rub it in, is expected to launch impeachment proceedings against the President, any day now.

    That doesn't mean that Nixon would actually have to resign, but, if he hung on to the presidency, apparently, he could be then prosecuted by law, for conduct unbecoming to a President. Tricky Dicky is truly in a sticky situation.

    Another prominent politician, Canada's Pierre Trudeau, is faring much better; he has made a comeback from last year's unpopularity during Canada's period of stagflation, by, somehow, contriving to have a second son "Sasha" born on Christmas Day, like his elder brother Justin.
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=stagf...MMXe8Afk3YX4DA

    Besides that, Mr Trudeau and his lovely young wife, Margaret, are making friends all over, in their recent galivantings into China for trade talks, and their later trip to this country for the Commonwealth conference.

    It is reliably reported that they got on well with the head Chinese Communists Mao Tse -tung, and Chou-en-lai, charmed our own Ted Heath, while even the Queen seems to have forgiven him for the boorish pirouette behind her back, the last time he was here.

    Pierre will need all this good publicity; it is expected that Canada will be holding a General Election this year , along with one that Ted Heath is expected to call for us, any day, now.

    I fancy Pierre's chances of being re-elected, are much better than Ted's, don't you?
    -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
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    San Diego Padres at Atlanta Braves
    May 22, 1974

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Rick Henninger takes the mound for the Braves.
    Larry Bowa grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Billy Grabarkewitz singled to right. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Larry Biittner singled down the left field line, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Mike Lum grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <3-->
    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
    Blue Moon Odom takes the mound for the Padres.
    Sonny Jackson grounded to first. <--->
    Graig Nettles walked. <--1>
    The Braves put on the hit and run.
    Dave Winfield struck out. <--1>
    Dusty Baker grounded to second. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Ken Harrelson hit an infield single to short. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Jerry Morales struck out. <--1>
    Ken Harrelson was caught stealing second. <--->
    Dai Boyd popped up to second. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Jim Breazeale walked. <--1>
    Max Alvis popped up to second. <--1>
    Bernie Allen grounded to third. <-2->
    Sonny Ruberto struck out. <-2->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Gene Lamont grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Blue Moon Odom flied out to left. <--->
    Larry Bowa lined out to short. <--->
    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
    Rick Henninger struck out. <--->
    Sonny Jackson walked. <--1>
    The Braves put on the hit and run.
    Graig Nettles grounded to the pitcher. <-2->
    Dave Winfield doubled in the right field gap, scoring a run. <-2->
    Dusty Baker was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Jim Breazeale struck out. <-21>
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Atlanta leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Billy Grabarkewitz walked. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Billy Grabarkewitz stole second. <-2->
    Larry Biittner singled to center, scoring a run. <--1>
    Mike Lum popped up foul down the first base line. <--1>
    Ken Harrelson flied out to center. <--1>
    Jerry Morales walked. <-21>
    Dai Boyd lined out to center. <-21>
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, the game is tied at 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Max Alvis homered to right-center. <--->
    Bernie Allen struck out. <--->
    Sonny Ruberto grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Rick Henninger grounded to short. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Atlanta leads 2 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Gene Lamont grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Blue Moon Odom struck out. <--->
    Larry Bowa lined out to first. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, San Diego trails 2 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Sonny Jackson popped up to third. <--->
    Graig Nettles grounded to short. <--->
    Dave Winfield struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Atlanta leads 2 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Billy Grabarkewitz doubled down the right field line. <-2->
    Larry Biittner flied out to center. <-2->
    Billy Grabarkewitz tagged up and reached third. <3-->
    Mike Lum singled down the right field line, scoring a run. <--1>
    Mike Lum went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Ken Harrelson walked. <-21>
    Jerry Morales popped up to short. <-21>
    Dai Boyd popped up to short. <-21>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, the game is tied at 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Dusty Baker flied out to left. <--->
    Jim Breazeale lined out to short. <--->
    Max Alvis grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, the game is tied at 2.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Cecil Upshaw now pitching for the Braves. <--->
    Gene Lamont grounded to third. <--->
    Blue Moon Odom flied out to center field. <--->
    Larry Bowa popped up to the second baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, the game is tied at 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Bernie Allen singled to right field. <--1>
    Sonny Ruberto struck out. <--1>
    Cecil Upshaw popped up to the pitcher. <--1>
    Sonny Jackson grounded to short. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, the game is tied at 2.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Billy Grabarkewitz walked. <--1>
    The Padres put on the hit and run.
    Larry Biittner laid down a sacrifice bunt to third. <-2->
    Mike Lum was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Ken Harrelson grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <-2->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, the game is tied at 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Graig Nettles walked. <--1>
    Dave Winfield laid down a sacrifice bunt to third. <-2->
    Dusty Baker was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Jim Breazeale grounded to second for a double play (4-6-3). <-2->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, the game is tied at 2.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Jerry Morales singled to center. <--1>
    Dai Boyd laid down a sacrifice bunt to third. <-2->
    Bob Apodaca now pitching for the Braves. <-2->
    Gene Lamont grounded to the pitcher. <-2->
    Bob Christian pinch hit for Blue Moon Odom. <-2->
    Bob Christian was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Larry Bowa singled to center field, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Billy Grabarkewitz doubled in the right field gap for two RBIs. <-2->
    Larry Biittner singled to right, scoring a run. <--1>
    Frank Linzy now pitching for the Braves. <--1>
    Mike Lum grounded to first. <--1>
    4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, San Diego leads 6 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Steve Simpson now pitching for the Padres. <--->
    Max Alvis grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Bernie Allen grounded to third. <--->
    Sonny Ruberto doubled to right-center. <-2->
    Oscar Brown pinch hit for Frank Linzy. <-2->
    Oscar Brown was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Sonny Jackson singled through the left side, scoring a run. <-21>
    Oscar Brown went for an extra base and reached third. <3-1>
    Graig Nettles singled down the third base line, scoring a run. <-21>
    Dave Winfield grounded to second. <-21>

    PADRES WIN: 6-4
    "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:
    A bonus game in May
    
    San Diego Padres at Atlanta Braves
    May 22, 1974
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
            Padres (SDP) 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4    6 10  0
            Braves (ATL) 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2    4  6  0
    
    SAN DIEGO                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Larry Bowa (SS)               5  1  0  1  0  1  0  0    .215
    Billy Grabarkewitz (3B)       3  3  2  3  0  2  0  1    .218
    Larry Biittner (1B)           4  3  0  0  0  2  0  0    .323
    Mike Lum (LF)                 4  1  1  0  0  1  0  0    .269
    Ken Harrelson (CF)            3  1  1  0  0  0  0  0    .201
    Jerry Morales (RF)            3  1  1  1  0  0  1  0    .227
    Dai Boyd (2B)                 3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .281
    Gene Lamont (C)               4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .160
    Blue Moon Odom (P)            3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .111
     Bob Christian (P)            0  0  1  1  0  0  0  0    .350
     Steve Simpson (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       32 10  6  6  0  6  2  1
    
       2B:  Billy Grabarkewitz 2 (9), Mike Lum (10)
       GDP:  Mike Lum, Ken Harrelson
       CS:  Ken Harrelson
    
       DP:  Larry Biittner, Dai Boyd, Larry Bowa
    
                   SAN DIEGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
              Blue Moon Odom  8.0  3  6  1  2  2  7 119   4.02
               Steve Simpson  1.0  3  1  0  2  2  0  20   3.69
                      TOTALS  9.0  6  7  1  4  4  7 139
    
    ATLANTA                      ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Sonny Jackson (SS)            4  1  1  1  0  1  0  0    .272
    Graig Nettles (RF)            3  1  2  0  0  1  0  0    .314
    Dave Winfield (LF)            4  1  0  0  0  1  2  0    .211
    Dusty Baker (CF)              2  0  2  0  0  0  0  0    .297
    Jim Breazeale (1B)            3  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .311
    Max Alvis (3B)                4  1  0  1  1  1  0  0    .289
    Bernie Allen (2B)             4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .233
    Sonny Ruberto (C)             4  1  0  1  0  0  2  0    .231
    Rick Henninger (P)            2  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .100
     Cecil Upshaw (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Bob Apodaca (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   1.000
     Frank Linzy (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Oscar Brown (P)              0  0  1  1  0  0  0  0    .286
    TOTALS                       31  6  7  4  1  4  7  0
    
       2B:  Sonny Ruberto (1), Dave Winfield (8)
       HR:  Max Alvis (5)
       GDP:  Jim Breazeale
    
       DP:  Jim Breazeale 2, Bernie Allen 2, Sonny Ruberto, Sonny Jackson 2
    
                     ATLANTA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
              Rick Henninger  6.0  6  3  0  2  2  2  86   4.14
                Cecil Upshaw  2.1  1  2  0  1  1  0  28   2.78
                 Bob Apodaca  0.1  3  1  0  3  3  0  19   5.10
                 Frank Linzy  0.1  0  0  0  0  0  0   6   4.66
                      TOTALS  9.0 10  6  0  6  6  2 139
    
         WP: Blue Moon Odom (3-2)
         LP: Cecil Upshaw (1-2)
    
         Temperature: 79F
         Wind: 2 MPH (left to right)
         Attendance: 26,273
         Time: 2:39
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    Congressman's cold feet

    In Mid -April of 1974, Gussie Conway happened to drop onto the set of "Sanders of the River" a long-time projected remake of the the prewar "White-Man's- Burden-in Africa" movie of the 'Thirties.

    Although the Conway Studios were still one of the few jurisdictions that her father oversaw, Gussie, as a member of his family, and a sometime performer on his television channel, herself, she had every access to the various studios and sets of the Conway entertainment empire.

    She wanted to drop in now, curious to see how her protege', the charismatic Larry McClellan was faring as the star of the movie, Commissioner Sanders of the Congo. As she entered the number 42 set of the Conway complex she heard the strains of the song "Ai Ee Oko " from the original film, the glorious rich bass voice of the black co-star rippling through the set. "Sandy the strong, Sandy the wise, Righter of wrongs, Hater of lies, Ai Ee Oko, Ai Ee Oko,Ai Ee Iko"

    "That voice sounds familiar...can't be Robeson...he's too old"" thought Gussie, as she peered through the throng of necessary directors, assistants. camera men, sound and lighting men. all the people gathered to get one or two precious minutes " into the can ".
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Robeson


    Once she landed up beside the director, she was amazed to see that it was Keith Washington singing the famous song under the spotlight. She waited until the song finished, the director calling "Cut" and congratulating Keith while the spontaneous applause broke out as the singer, crept off of the set, he, obviously dazzled , by the strong lighting, faking an African sunlight focused on him during the performance, did not see Gussie, until he was almost upon her. When he did make out who it was, he was obviously stricken with guilt.

    "I'll see you in your trailer in five minutes, Mister!" Hissed Gussie through the false smile that she pasted on as she shook his hand

    When she burst in on the man at that time, she was furious "What are you doing in this film...?" she demanded "...You're a Congressman, now. You should be in Washington speaking for your constituency, looking out for those who elected you to look after their interests"

    Keith wiped make-up off of his sneer as he rebuked her "Come off it, Gus...you know dam' well that us reps spend our time collecting money for our next election bid. As a black guy, I don't get many donations, so I have to create my own cash-flow...I'm getting big bucks for this movie"

    "Aren't you doing any legislative work, at all?"

    "What's to legislate...?" Keith raised an eyebrow."... My so-called constituents never contact me, the only people who show any interest are the political hacks who talk the same old same old...how to get re-elected"

    "But there are all kinds of issues out there. Man..."she pointed out "...What about that model farm I proposed?...where the unemployed could learn an agricultural trade?"

    Washington shrugged "That's your baby, Gus...you thought it up, Dan provided the money to get it started, I don't know farming from a hole in the ground. if you'll pardon the pun"

    "You're forgetting one thing, Keith..." she warned him "...The media...they get hold of what you're doing instead of what you were elected to do , you're toast in '76 "

    Keith shrugged again "Maybe I don't care, Gus...I know you talked me into all this for-the -good-of- the-people-stuff, but when politics isn't repulsive, its dam' boring, compared to show-business...I had no idea."

    Keith Washington's lack of concern for his political image, totally deflated Gussie. She left the singer's trailer, aware that her coveted farm and protection of consumers' policies, were in danger of being ignored come the next mid-term election. The Dems, she told herself, now need a candidate who really cares about these things.
    "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"

    March 31st, 1974

    Milestones of the month

    by Chatty Cathy

    Let's get all the bad news of the month out of the way, first

    Right at the beginning of March, the deadliest air crash in present history was recorded when the Turkish Airlines Flight 981 flying from Paris to London, went down shortly after take-off. none of the 346 passengers and crew, surviving.

    Our own general election proved to be inconclusive. Although Edward heath's Conservatives obtained the most seats, the combined elected members of the Opposition Labour and Liberal seats, outweighed that number. Jeremy Thorpe ??? the leader of the Liberal party declined the invitation to join Mr Heath's government, whereas Ted felt he had to resign, rather than trying to preside over a "hung" Parliament.

    Into this political and legislative vacuum, stepped Harold Wilson for his second stint as Prime Minister.(The first being the fractious period of 1964 to 1970). Mr Wilson may find it even tougher slogging , this time round with the Liberal party , small in numbers(), but prickly in disposition, as bedfellows.

    And, finally, bad news for this number -one fan of a great American comedienne, After almost a quarter-century on television - this, after a notable film career, Lucille Ball is hanging up her dizzy comedy schtick, the finale of ''Here's Lucy'' being broadcast this month.

    Now for the good stuff.

    The first issue of a bright and perky show-business and celebrity gossip magazine was published this month. "People'' magazine, will deliver all the gossip, news and naughtiness, of all those people in the public eye from actors to zanies like Jerry Lewis.

    This "Daily Mirror" organization is pleased to announce that it has contracted to distribute this breath of Spring, "People" magazine, within this country. The first issue will be the back copy of the very first edition sporting actress Mia Farrow on the cover.

    OPEC has ended its five month petrol and oil embargo by most "Black Gold" - producing nations against us,as well as the United States, Europe and Japan, leveled because of our collective support of Israel during last year's Yom Kippur war.We can now skedaddle about the Motorways, People, without a care for the cost, the fumes, the environment.

    And soon, there be a new Bug upon those Motorways, the Volkswagen Golf now being produced in West Germany, it now having a modern front-wheel drive, and of hatchback design which is probably intended to replace the beloved " Beetle",in our hearts, although it never will in those of moi and my Chap. And did you know tht the "Beetle" holds the world record for the car with the highest number ever produced (21 million , plus), beating the old Ford T?
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=The+V...N8ne8Afu9pWIAQ

    And, Heigho , it's Spring!

    So March hops in like an ugly toad, and bounds out like a shimmering prince.
    -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"

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    You should consider building a dynasty in a league.....

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    Hi Leviathan,

    I'm puzzled. I thought I already did that With "Dan Conway's" "Philadelphia Phils" in the National League from 1944 onward. Or have I misunderstood you?

    Perhaps you haven't seen any of my previous chapters of this story below V ?

    Cordially

    Rongar
    "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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    Los Angeles Dodgers at Montreal Expos
    June 26, 1974

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Luis Tiant takes the mound for the Expos.
    Davey Lopes grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Willie Davis grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Tom Paciorek grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Doyle Alexander takes the mound for the Dodgers.
    Rod Gaspar singled through the right side. <--1>
    The Expos put on the hit and run.
    Bob Randall laid down a sacrifice bunt back to the pitcher. <-2->
    Danny Godby struck out. <-2->
    Ron Allen struck out. <-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
    Steve Garvey grounded to second. <--->
    Bob Bailey struck out. <--->
    Gary Moore flied out to right. <--->
    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
    Del Unser grounded to second. <--->
    Jack Hiatt walked. <--1>
    The Expos put on the hit and run.
    Eddie Leon grounded to the second baseman. <-2->
    Tony Taylor grounded to second. <-2->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Joe Ferguson struck out. <--->
    Ed Brinkman grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Doyle Alexander struck out. <--->
    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
    Luis Tiant grounded to short. <--->
    Rod Gaspar singled to right. <--1>
    The Expos put on the hit and run.
    Joe Ferguson allowed a passed ball. <-2->
    Bob Randall singled to center field, scoring a run. <--1>
    The Expos put on the hit and run.
    Danny Godby popped up to second. <--1>
    Ron Allen walked. <-21>
    Del Unser grounded to the shortstop. <-21>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Montreal leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Davey Lopes struck out. <--->
    Willie Davis walked. <--1>
    The Dodgers put on the hit and run.
    Tom Paciorek grounded to short. <-2->
    Steve Garvey grounded to short. <-2->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Los Angeles trails 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Jack Hiatt struck out. <--->
    Eddie Leon flied out to left field. <--->
    Tony Taylor grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Montreal leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Bob Bailey grounded to third. <--->
    Gary Moore grounded to short. <--->
    Joe Ferguson walked. <--1>
    Ed Brinkman was hit by a pitch. <-21>
    Doyle Alexander grounded to second. <-21>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Los Angeles trails 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Luis Tiant singled through the left side. <--1>
    Rod Gaspar bunts for a base hit to first. <-21>
    Bob Randall hit an infield single to first base. <321>
    Danny Godby reached first on a fielding error by the shortstop - a run scored. <321>
    Ron Allen singled through the left side for two RBIs. <-21>
    Danny Godby went for an extra base and reached third. <3-1>
    Del Unser homered into the center field bleachers for three RBIs. <--->
    Dan Spillner now pitching for the Dodgers. <--->
    Jack Hiatt popped up to the second baseman. <--->
    Eddie Leon popped up to the third baseman. <--->
    Tony Taylor flied out to left. <--->
    6 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Montreal leads 7 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Davey Lopes struck out. <--->
    Willie Davis hit an infield single to short. <--1>
    Tom Paciorek singled to left. <-21>
    Steve Garvey popped up to short. <-21>
    Bob Bailey walked. <321>
    Gary Moore grounded to short. <321>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Los Angeles trails 7 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Luis Tiant flied out to center. <--->
    Rod Gaspar popped up to third. <--->
    Bob Randall singled to right-center. <--1>
    Danny Godby flied out to center. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Montreal leads 7 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Joe Ferguson struck out. <--->
    Ed Brinkman grounded to third. <--->
    Dan Spillner struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Los Angeles trails 7 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Ron Allen lined out to right. <--->
    Del Unser walked. <--1>
    Jack Hiatt grounded to the second baseman, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Eddie Leon doubled down the third base line. <32->
    Tony Taylor popped up behind home plate. <32->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Montreal leads 7 to 0.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Davey Lopes grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Willie Davis grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
    Tom Paciorek walked. <--1>
    Steve Garvey reached first on a fielding error by the third baseman. <-21>
    Bob Bailey grounded to third. <-2->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Los Angeles trails 7 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Luis Tiant grounded to third. <--->
    Rod Gaspar singled to center. <--1>
    Rod Gaspar advanced on the error by Willie Davis. <-2->
    Bob Randall singled through the left side. <3-1>
    Danny Godby singled to left, scoring a run. <-21>
    Ron Allen struck out. <-21>
    Del Unser grounded to the second baseman. <-21>
    1 run, 3 hits, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Montreal leads 8 to 0.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Gary Moore popped up to third. <--->
    Joe Ferguson grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Ed Brinkman flied out to left. <--->

    EXPOS WIN: 8-0
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

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    Los Angeles Dodgers at Montreal Expos
    June 26, 1974
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
           Dodgers (LAD) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    0  2  2
             Expos (MON) 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 1 x    8 13  1
    
    LOS ANGELES                  ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Davey Lopes (2B)              4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .253
    Willie Davis (CF)             3  1  1  0  0  0  0  0    .290
    Tom Paciorek (LF)             3  1  1  0  0  0  0  0    .292
    Steve Garvey (1B)             4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .330
    Bob Bailey (3B)               3  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .269
    Gary Moore (RF)               4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .083
    Joe Ferguson (C)              3  0  1  0  0  0  2  0    .223
    Ed Brinkman (SS)              3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .268
    Doyle Alexander (P)           2  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .176
     Dan Spillner (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
    TOTALS                       30  2  4  0  0  0  7  0
    
       HBP:  Ed Brinkman
       E:  Ed Brinkman, Willie Davis
    
                 LOS ANGELES   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
             Doyle Alexander  4.0  8  2  1  7  5  3  77   3.20
                Dan Spillner  4.0  5  1  0  1  1  1  76   2.25
                      TOTALS  8.0 13  3  1  8  6  4 153
    
    MONTREAL                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Rod Gaspar (RF)               5  4  0  3  0  0  0  0    .236
    Bob Randall (2B)              4  4  0  1  0  1  0  0   1.000
    Danny Godby (LF)              5  1  0  1  0  1  1  0    .336
    Ron Allen (1B)                4  1  1  1  0  2  2  0    .272
    Del Unser (CF)                4  1  1  1  1  3  0  0    .234
    Jack Hiatt (C)                3  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .191
    Eddie Leon (SS)               4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .246
    Tony Taylor (3B)              4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .247
    Luis Tiant (P)                4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .242
    TOTALS                       37 13  3  8  1  7  4  0
    
       2B:  Eddie Leon (13)
       HR:  Del Unser (2)
       E:  Tony Taylor
    
                    MONTREAL   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                  Luis Tiant  9.0  2  4  0  0  0  7 127   2.72
                      TOTALS  9.0  2  4  0  0  0  7 127
    
         WP: Luis Tiant (6-8)
         LP: Doyle Alexander (9-7)
    
         Temperature: 78F
         Wind: Calm
         Attendance: 35,321
         Time: 2:45
    
    Expos (38-44) are 5th in the NL East 21GB of Mets (59-22)
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres
    June 9, 1974

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Gary Beare takes the mound for the Padres.
    Ron Hunt singled to right-center. <--1>
    Vic Davalillo struck out. <--1>
    Ron Hunt stole second. <-2->
    George Foster flied out to right. <-2->
    Dave Kingman was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Willie McCovey singled up the middle, scoring a run. <-21>
    Tony Perez walked. <321>
    Chris Speier walked, scoring a run. <321>
    Buck Martinez grounded to short. <321>
    2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, San Francisco leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Phil Niekro takes the mound for the Giants.
    Larry Bowa reached first on a fielding error by the second baseman. <--1>
    Larry Bowa stole second. <-2->
    Billy Grabarkewitz struck out. <-2->
    Larry Biittner grounded to the pitcher. <-2->
    Phil Niekro threw a wild pitch. <3-->
    Mike Lum grounded to third. <3-->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, San Diego trails 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Phil Niekro struck out. <--->
    Ron Hunt grounded to first. <--->
    Vic Davalillo popped up to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, San Francisco leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Ken Harrelson reached first on a fielding error by the shortstop. <--1>
    Jerry Morales grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    Dai Boyd walked. <--1>
    Gene Lamont struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, San Diego trails 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    George Foster flied out to left. <--->
    Dave Kingman flied out to left. <--->
    Willie McCovey singled through the left side. <--1>
    Tony Perez singled to right. <-21>
    Willie McCovey went for an extra base and was thrown out at third. <--1>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, San Francisco leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Gary Beare singled to center field. <--1>
    Larry Bowa singled up the middle. <-21>
    Billy Grabarkewitz walked. <321>
    Larry Biittner grounded to second, scoring a run. <32->
    Mike Lum singled through the right side for two RBIs. <--1>
    Ken Harrelson grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <--->
    3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, San Diego leads 3 to 2.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Chris Speier grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Buck Martinez grounded to second. <--->
    Phil Niekro struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, San Francisco trails 3 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Jerry Morales grounded to first. <--->
    Dai Boyd popped up to the second baseman. <--->
    Gene Lamont grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, San Diego leads 3 to 2.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Ron Hunt popped up to first base. <--->
    Vic Davalillo struck out. <--->
    George Foster struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, San Francisco trails 3 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Gary Beare grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Larry Bowa grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Billy Grabarkewitz homered down the right-field line. <--->
    Larry Biittner hit an inside-the-park home run down the right field line, scoring a run. <--->
    Mike Lum homered down the right-field line. <--->
    Rich Gossage now pitching for the Giants. <--->
    Ken Harrelson lined out to center. <--->
    3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, San Diego leads 6 to 2.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Dave Kingman flied out to center. <--->
    Willie McCovey walked. <--1>
    Tony Perez grounded to second for a double play (4-6-3). <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, San Francisco trails 6 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Jerry Morales struck out. <--->
    Dai Boyd popped up to the second baseman. <--->
    Gene Lamont lined out to right. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, San Diego leads 6 to 2.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Chris Speier flied out to left. <--->
    Buck Martinez popped up to the catcher in foul ground. <--->
    Rich Gossage struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, San Francisco trails 6 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Gary Beare walked. <--1>
    Larry Bowa singled to center field. <-21>
    Billy Grabarkewitz popped up to second. <-21>
    Larry Biittner hit an infield single to first. <321>
    Tim Stoddard now pitching for the Giants. <321>
    Mike Lum walked, scoring a run. <321>
    Ken Harrelson struck out. <321>
    Jerry Morales flied out to right. <321>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, San Diego leads 7 to 2.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Ron Hunt lined out to first. <--->
    Vic Davalillo lined out to left. <--->
    George Foster grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, San Francisco trails 7 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Dai Boyd doubled to left field. <-2->
    Gene Lamont walked. <-21>
    Bob Christian pinch hit for Gary Beare. <-21>
    Bob Christian grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <3-->
    Larry Bowa grounded to the shortstop. <3-->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, San Diego leads 7 to 2.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Jesus Hernaiz now pitching for the Padres. <--->
    Dave Kingman struck out. <--->
    Willie McCovey grounded to third. <--->
    Tony Perez struck out. <--->

    PADRES WIN: 7-2
    "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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    Re: "SPIKES" ...on their combat boots...

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    Padres best game in June
    
    San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres
    June 9, 1974
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
            Giants (SFG) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    2  4  2
            Padres (SDP) 0 0 3 0 3 0 1 0 x    7  9  0
    
    SAN FRANCISCO                ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Ron Hunt (2B)                 4  1  0  1  0  0  0  1    .277
    Vic Davalillo (CF)            4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .265
    George Foster (LF)            4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .268
    Dave Kingman (1B)             3  0  1  1  0  0  1  0    .244
    Willie McCovey (RF)           3  2  1  0  0  1  0  0    .336
    Tony Perez (3B)               3  1  1  0  0  0  1  0    .327
    Chris Speier (SS)             2  0  1  0  0  1  0  0    .281
    Buck Martinez (C)             3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .256
    Phil Niekro (P)               2  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .162
     Rich Gossage (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
     Tim Stoddard (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .333
    TOTALS                       29  4  4  2  0  2  8  1
    
       GDP:  Tony Perez
    
       DP:  Dave Kingman 3, Ron Hunt 3, Tony Perez 2, Chris Speier
       E:  Ron Hunt, Chris Speier
    
               SAN FRANCISCO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                 Phil Niekro  4.2  6  2  3  6  6  2  84   4.40
                Rich Gossage  1.2  2  1  0  1  1  1  29   5.70
                Tim Stoddard  1.2  1  2  0  0  0  1  36   2.45
                      TOTALS  8.0  9  5  3  7  7  4 149
    
    SAN DIEGO                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Larry Bowa (SS)               5  2  0  1  0  0  0  1    .231
    Billy Grabarkewitz (3B)       3  1  1  2  1  1  1  0    .225
    Larry Biittner (1B)           4  2  0  1  1  2  0  0    .312
    Mike Lum (LF)                 3  2  1  1  1  4  0  0    .269
    Ken Harrelson (CF)            4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .196
    Jerry Morales (RF)            4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .216
    Dai Boyd (2B)                 3  1  1  0  0  0  0  0    .271
    Gene Lamont (C)               3  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .194
    Gary Beare (P)                2  1  1  2  0  0  0  0    .292
     Bob Christian (P)            1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .286
     Jesus Hernaiz (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       32  9  5  7  3  7  4  1
    
       2B:  Dai Boyd (7)
       HR:  Larry Biittner (4), Billy Grabarkewitz (5), Mike Lum (6)
       GDP:  Ken Harrelson, Jerry Morales, Bob Christian
    
       DP:  Larry Biittner, Dai Boyd, Larry Bowa
    
                   SAN DIEGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                  Gary Beare  8.0  4  4  0  2  2  6 117   3.11
               Jesus Hernaiz  1.0  0  0  0  0  0  2  14   2.31
                      TOTALS  9.0  4  4  0  2  2  8 131
    
         WP: Gary Beare (5-4)
         LP: Phil Niekro (8-6)
    
         Temperature: 88F
         Wind: 3 MPH (right to left)
         Attendance: 25,931
         Time: 2:40
    
    Padres are 5th in the NL West 22 GB of the Dodgers (53-29)
    "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 London "Daily Mirror"

    April 30th 1974

    Milestones of the month

    by Chatty Cathy

    A mix of political and celebrity news, this month, People, beginning with a bit of trivia; the United States Census Bureau estimates that the world's population now stands at four billion people ...'Strewth, I've run out of fingers and toes ,counting 'em....that's not so trivial, after all.

    This month, regrettably, French president Georges Pompidou, died of cancer at age 63. A long-time friend and follower of the late General de Gaulle, he succeeded him as president in 1968 and was able to achieve what his patron was not - peace with the Algerian Nationalist organization (FLN)

    Another head of state who left his post rather more ignominiously,was West German Chancellor Willy Brandt, who resigned after it was revealed that one of his aides was arrested as a Soviet spy.

    A more welcome deposition was that of Portugal's longtime dictator Portuguese Prime Minister Marcelo Caetano who fled to Brazil when his ironlike grip of 48 years on the countrywas removed by a left-wing military coup, which proclaimed that democracy had returned to the country.

    The amazing saga of Patty Hearst continues as the kidnapped heiress to the newspaper empire, is photographed, wielding an M1 carbine, as part of a terrorist group robbing the Sunset District branch of the Hibernia Bank in San Francisco. The group must have either intimidated the young woman into joining them, or she is experiencing the "Stocklome syndrome" whereby she has become enamoured of her captors.

    In the United States, a baseball player, Hank Aaron, early in the season, Over There, broke Babe Ruth's record with his 715th home run

    This month, also, a great new horror novel "Carrie" was published, written by a Stephen King; your present scribe is currently reading it, and it's giving her delicious creeps...I hope this bloke writes more books - he's good!

    Also good is the new Swedish singing group ABBA. They won the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton, this month with the song "Waterloo"

    The two ladies are gorgeous examples of Scandinavian beauty, and although one of the blokes seems a bit effete, the one who plays the keyboard and wears a beard and a twinkle in his eye, has me wanting to adopt him.

    Off now, to read more "Carrie"
    "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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