CHI 4, NY 3 W-Holtzman 1-2 L-Gentry 3-1 S-Regan(3) HR-Santo(4)
STL 6, PHI 4 W-Giusti 1-1 L-J.Johnson 1-3 S-Hoerner(3) All 13 Cardinal hits are singles.
MON 7, PIT 2 W-Jaster 1-2 L-Bunning 1-2 HR-Clendenon(6) Laboy(2)
LA 2, ATL 1 W-Osteen 3-0 L-Jarvis 2-1 S-Mikkelsen(2)
CIN 4, SD 2 W-Fisher 3-1 L-Santorini 0-4 HR-Tolan(1) May(2)
HOU 9, SF 3 W-Wilson 1-3 L-Bolin 1-2 HR-Wynn(5) Menke(1)
|"Hi! I stink!"|
|"Behold my return, and weep!"|
The Redbirds sentenced the Phils to death by a thousand cuts, or at least, by 13 singles. A safety patrol boy from a nearby elementary school was stationed near first base to prevent any Cardinal from stepping towards second base and possibly being hit by a car. Hey, Philly is the City of Brotherly Love, after all!
|"I can't see anything"|
APBA Nerd Note: the first season I bought, and played, was the 1979 set that came with my first APBA game, in 1980. I just bought the reissue and they have upgraded several of the pitchers who saw their grades diminished for lack of innings in the original set. This is good, because my replay was overly offensive, especially the American League. I played it straight out of the box, no modifications. I'd love to play it again with all I've learned and implemented since, and see how differently it might come out. For me, way back when, the Brewers, Twins, Phils and Reds won their divisions, and the Twins took the Reds in six games in the World Series. Tom Seaver pitched both of Cincy's wins. The Twins hit .298 as a team for the season!