Friday, March 4, 2016

Catering Your Next Loss: Wednesday & Thursday, September 6-7, 1967

Scores Sept. 6

CHI 3, CAL 2 W-Wilhelm 6-6 L-Brunet 14-10 HR-Reichardt(21)Boyer(3)Ward(24)

DET 5, KC 4 W-Gladding 5-2 L-Pierce 3-7 

DET 8, KC 3 W-Hiller 3-4 L-Odom 3-11 S-Wickersham(3) HR-Mathews(5)Cash(37)

MIN 5, CLE 0 W-Perry 9-7 L-Tiant 12-18 HR-Uhlaender(10) Perry 14 K's.

Scores Sept. 7

BAL 2, MIN 0 W-Hardin 18-10 L-Kaat 11-13

BOS 8, NY 2 W-Stange 17-5 L-Talbot 5-7 HR-Yaz(41)

Danny Cater
The A's and Tigers were locked in a rather interesting 4-4 tie in the first game of a doubleheader at Tiger Stadium, when reliever Tony Pierce, having allowed a couple of runners in the bottom of the ninth with two outs, got the ground ball he needed to send the game into extra innings. However, a funny thing happened on the way to the water fountain. First sacker Danny Cater, playing first due to Ramon Webster's debilitating case of toenail fungus, simply threw up his hands like a ninny, and the ball clanked off of his (largely ceremonial) glove and out into the no-man's land of right field as the winning run scampered home. "I'm so ashamed," wept Danny between losses. "I'm a failure!" Yes Danny, you are.  More A's errors doomed John "Blue Moon" Odom in the nightcap. Kaycee owner Charlie Finley called a press conference after the game to suggest using bright orange baseballs so that the clowns who play for his team might be able to see them better. Then he moved himself to Denver, Fort Lauderdale and Mexico City in quick succession, but the league denied his requests to bring his team along with him.

Jim Hardin of the Orioles had no trouble dispatching the Twins on the 7th, even though his mates only put together 5 hits behind him, 4 of them by Paul Blair (plus a two-run double by Brooks Robinson). The Blair Witch is now hitting a cool .303. Could he win the batting title?!?

1 comment:

Mama Zen said...

He's a largely ceremonial player.