Saturday, May 21, 2016

Reds Turn Three!: Wednesday, April 23rd, 1969


CHI 3, STL 2 W-Jenkins 3-0 L-Gibson 1-1 HR-Kessinger(1) Santo(3)

MON 5, PHI 3 W-Robertson 1-2 L-Wise 1-3 S-McGinn(1) HR-Staub(2)GS 

PIT 2, NY 0 W-Veale 2-2 L-Seaver 1-2 HR-Clemente(2) 

HOU 7, SD 1 W-Dierker 1-2 L-Selma 0-2 HR-Wynn(3)

CIN 6, LA 4 (11inns) W-Granger 3-0 L-Brewer 0-1 S-Carroll(1) HR-Rose(5) Kosco(4) Reds turn triple play in 1st.

SF 3, ATL 0 W-Perry 3-0 L-Reed 0-2 HR-Bonds(2)

"Forget a bunch of bunting anyway!"
In the bottom of the first inning at Chavez Ravine, the visiting Rhinelanders shocked the Tinseltown nine with a triple play! Willie Davis drew a walk off of Reds starter Jim Maloney. Then Paul Popovich singled. Dodger backstop Tom Haller attempted a bunt, but bunted it in the air to Lee May, who threw to Woodward at second to get Davis, and then back to Helms covering first to retire Popovich for the season's first triple play. (Haller later failed to get a bunt down again, forcing the runner at third on a fielder's choice.) Despite jumping out to a 4-0 lead, the Ohioans let an error lead to a two-run homer by Kosco the Human Bulk Store, to cut their lead in half. The Dodgers later rallied for two more off Maloney to tie the contest, but the Reds prevailed in 11 innings when they plated two off of Dodger lefty Jim Brewer. Pete Rose is hitting an astonishing .500 on 29 for 58.

Rusty "Le Grande Orange" Staub thrilled the home crowd by hitting a grand slam to power the Expos past the Phils. Assists to Beliveau and Cournoyer!
Catcher John Bateman watches in confusion as Staub circles the bases on his grand slam. Baseball is different in Moan-ray-all!

1 comment:

William Sagle said...

Catching up on your earlier posts and saw this Bateman watching Staub round the bases (Dryden watching Cournoyer) This is beyond brilliant!