* april 10th is in the books   3 comments

let’s take a quick glance at what happened on the reprise of april 10, 1975 …


BAL 020 000 003 - 5 6 0
DET 000 000 000 - 0 5 2

BAL: Palmer (W, 1-0) 9.0; Etchebarren 9.0
DET: Coleman (L, 0-1) 8.1, Lemanczyk 0.2; Freehan 9.0

BAL HR: Baylor (1)
DET HR: None

Baltimore's season opened and Jim Palmer looked great. scattering five hits en
route to a complete game shut out of the Tigers.  Detroit had hopes of getting
back in the game as they stayed within striking distance through the 8th inning,
but two costly errors in the top of the ninth allowed three unearned runs squelching
realistic chances of a rally.

CHW 100 000 110 -  3  5 0
OAK 405 011 10X - 12 15 1

CHW: Bahnsen (L, 0-1) 3.0, Upshaw 2.0, Pitlock 3.0; Downing 9.0
OAK: Norris (W, 1-0) 8.0, Odom 1.0; Tenace 9.0

CHW HR: none
OAK HR: Williams (1)

Oakland continued to dominate as they completed a sweep of the ChiSox.  Rookie, Mike Norris,
made his debut and looked outstanding.  An error and single in the first allowed the young
hurler to fall behind, but the big bats of Oakland stormed back in the bottom half of the first
plating four. Norris never looked back.  He gave up four hits in eight innings.  The Oakland manager
has got to be pleased with their new pitcher.

MIN 200 003 000 - 5 9 2
TEX 001 000 003 - 4 9 1

MIN: Goltz (W, 1-0) 5.0, Corbin 3.0, Campbell 1.0; Borgmann 9.0
TEX: Brown (L, 0-1), Foucault 1.1, Hargan 2.0; Sundberg 9.0

MIN HR: None
TEX HR: Tovar (1)

Two solid pitching performances through five innings with the Twinkies up by one. Brown struggles
in the top of the sixth allowing three more runs to cross the plate.  Twins pitcher, Dave Goltz,
leaves the game in the bottom of the sixth as a come backer hits his pitching hand.  The Rangers
rally in the bottom of the ninth with a single, double, and homer, but are halted one run short of
tying the game.  Minnesota opens the season with a three game sweep of Texas.


Let’s take a look at April 11, 1975:
DET (Lolich 0-0) @ NYY (Medich 0-0)
BOS (Wise 0-0) @ BAL (Cuellar 0-0)
CLE (JPerry 0-0) @ MIL (Champion 0-0)
MIN (Albury 0-0) @ KCR (Fitzmorris 0-0)
OAK (Abbott 0-0) @ TEX (Hands 0-0)
CHW (Osteen 0-0) @ CAL (Ryan 1-0)


Posted 08/11/2010 by rick in 1975, Replay, Statis Pro

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  1. The Red Sox need to pick it up against the O’s in this next series. Where is that big Boston Offense?

  2. that big boston offense has been stymied by random numbers in the 50s-80s. the FAC have all gone against them. when they’re on the field, the bosox pitchers have been hammered. when they’re at the plate, they can’t buy a hit. pretty remarkable so far. odds are in the bosox favor … they can’t keep missing forever. at some point it’s going to start clicking.

    one of the things i’m noticing is the strange schedule MLB had in 1975. i’ve tried finding out why, but two or three teams in the AL had long breaks that were not weather related. i.e. cleveland played on the 8th, then had two days off. they play three games against milwaukee before getting four straight days off. that was the way it was scheduled. strange.

  3. Checked out the expanded standings for the season, the Red Sox were very lucky, winning 6 more games than would be expected by run differential, the Orioles (-4 wins) and Yankees (-8 wins) were very unlucky. I replayed this years ago with Strat O Matic and the Yankees and Orioles did finish ahead of the Red Sox. The Red Sox pitching just got lit up with long balls.

    The season started much slower in the old days since there were so many double headers in the scheudle come mid season. I think they wanted to give teams a little bit of break in period. The Red Sox had 13 double headers in 1975, although I’m sure some of them were make ups.

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