Monday, February 1, 2016

Alvis Ruins Everything: Sunday, August 27th, 1967


BOS 5, CHI 2 W-Brandon 3-3 L-Klages 2-4 S-Wyatt(7) HR-Yaz(35)Boyer(2)

CHI 5, BOS 0 W-Wood 4-2 L-Waslewski 5-4 S-Wilhelm(5) HR-Colavito(7)

MIN 3, CLE 1 W-Boswell 12-6 L-McDowell 1-11 Boswell 1-hitter.

DET 9, KC 3 W-Aguirre 11-6 L-Nash 6-13 S-Gladding(25) HR-McAuliffe(20)Roof(10)

NY 8, WAS 1 W-Peterson 10-12 L-Humphreys 1-3 HR-Pepitone(14)

Max Alvis of the Indians got the only hit--a dink single--off Dave Boswell in front of 7 or 8 fans in Cleveland. An error led to Mr. Alvis crossing the plate, heading off the field, and leaving the building. "I ruin everything!" he said, smirking. 

The Tigers once again lambasted the hapless A's, sweeping the three game series by a combined score of 37-6! Charlie Finley defended his decision to cut Hawk Harrelson from the team--the Hawk is now bashing the ball all over the field for the Red Sox--by explaining the blunder away as "mere happenstance." This leaves a bewildered Jim Gosger as a regular in the A's outfield; he's as thrilling as a parking meter out there! On top of all that, the A's best pitcher, Jim Hunter, continues on the disabled list with dengue fever. They are dropping like a stone.

Fritz Peterson celebrated his 10th win by offering to "swap wives with anybody here!" For the uninitiated, Peterson and teammate Mike Kekich traded wives, some of their children, and even dogs, in 1973. Rumors that Kekich also received a cat to be named later are not true. 

1 comment:

Mama Zen said...

Are we sure it's not the Zika virus?