* april 18th is in the books   2 comments

let’s take a quick glance at what happened on the reprise of april 18, 1975 …


BAL 000 002 300 - 5 11 1
BOS 002 000 04x - 6  8 1

BAL: Grimsley 7.0, Jackson (L, 0-1) 0.2, Garland 0.1; Duncan 8.0
BOS: Cleveland 7.0, Segui (W, 1-0) 1.0, Drago (Sv, 1) 1.0; Montgomery 7.0, Blackwell 2.0

BAL HR: Duncan (2)
BOS HR: Burleson (1), Petrocelli (2)

Boston jumped out to an early lead with two quick runs in the second inning of
the game with a two run homer by Rick Burleson.  Baltimore plated two in the
sixth inning and chased Reggie Cleveland from the game after the seventh when
they put three more tallies on the board, taking a 5-2 lead.  In the bottom of
the 8th, the BoSox managed to get the bases loaded.  With two outs Rico Petrocelli
went yard for a grand salami and put the Sox ahead for good.

MIL 000 000 110 - 2 9 1
CLE 000 010 000 - 1 4 0

MIL: Broberg (W, 3-0) 9.0, Murphy (Sv, 1) 1.0; Porter 9.0
CLE: GPerry (L, 0-3) 9.0; Ellis 9.0

No home runs

Broberg stymied the Indian offense only allowing three hits and one unearned
run in eight innings.  Porter slugged a triple and scored on a single by Lezcano
in the seventh to tie the game. Briggs singled in the 8th and moved around to
third on ground outs.  With two outs, Don Money singled to left scoring the
go ahead run.  Murphy came in and nailed down the save; his first one of the year.

NYY 220 101 000 - 6 13 0
DET 021 000 011 - 5 15 0

NYY: Hunter (W, 3-0) 7.0, Pagan 1.0, Lyle (Sv, 1) 1.0; Munson 9.0
DET: Coleman (L, 0-3) 5.0, Lemanczyk 2.0, Walker 2.0; Freehan 9.0

NYY home runs: None
DET home runs: Freehan (1)

Hunter was not on his game today.  He gave up twelve hits and two walks
in seven innings of play.  Fortunately for him, the Yankees were hitting and
hitting well.  Coleman was lit up like a christmas tree in the first couple of
innings.  He settled down, but was still unable to make it into the 6th inning.

KCR 000 000 000 001 - 1 7 0
TEX 000 000 000 000 - 0 7 1

KCR: Busby 9.0, Bird (W, 1-0) 3.0; Martinez 10.0, Healy 2.0
TEX: Brown 9.0, Foucault (L, 0-2) 2.0, Merritt 1.0; Sundberg 11.0, Fahey 1.0

KCR home runs: Mayberry (2)
TEX home runs: None

Best pitcher's duel of the year.  Both starters go a full nine innings before
turning the ball over to their respective bullpens with the score still tied at
0-0.  Both pitchers never had any serious threats against them and they
both only allowed two hits.  Foucault lost his second game of the year as
John Mayberry went deep for a solo home run in the top of the 12th.  Doug
Bird was able to hold off the Rangers to earn a save.

MIN 000 000 010 - 1  6 0
OAK 320 000 12x - 8 10 0

MIN: Alsbury (L, 0-1) 5.0, Campbell 2.0, Burgmeier 1.0; Borgmann 8.0
OAK: Holtzman (W, 2-1) 7.1, Fingers 1.2; Tenace 1.0, Fosse 8.0

No home runs

Holtzman was wild, but the base runners were walks, not hits by the Twins. That
allowed him to work himself out of several jams.  He gave up a run in the 8th inning
when Eric Solderholm singled in Bobby Darwin.

The Athletics were hitting everything thrown by Alsbury. They scored five in the first
two innings and added more off the bullpen late.


California at Chicago was canceled due to weather (using the AS PLAYED schedule).

and now a preview of April 19, 1975:
BAL (Torrez 1-0) @ BOS (Tiant 0-2)
MIL (Champion 1-0) @ CLE (JPerry 0-0)
NYY (Medich 1-1) @ DET (Lolich 0-1)
CAL (Singer 1-0) @ CHW (Wood 1-2)
MIN (Corbin 0-0) @ OAK (Blue 3-0)
KCR (Splittorff 2-0) @ TEX (Hands 1-0)


Posted 09/11/2010 by rick in Baseball, Replay, Statis Pro

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  1. Great boxscores and descriptions. I love the cards too.

    Curious, how are you approaching the Pitcher rest topic? I see that Gaylord Perry for example has had (3) starts but Cleveland has only played 5 games.


    Aaron Williams
    • i’m using “as played” lineups. in the case of cleveland, their actual schedule seven games in the first fifteen days of the schedule. that’s the original schedule with NO rainouts. it included a four day off (april 14-april 17) stretch. as i’ve been going through this season, it’s interesting how some of the early portion of the schedule had tons of off days for some teams. but they pay for it during the summer when they have lots of double headers. it was definitely a different approach to baseball before the players union fully ran the game. now days you’re lucky if there’s even ONE double header during the year. in the seventies it wasn’t uncommon to see 7-10 double headers or more. true some of those were rain out make up games, but still that’s a lot. for cleveland, they will have seventeen double headers to play for the 1975 season.

      side note: if a game was rained out in 1975, i keep it as a rain out. if a rain out occurs due to the Z chart while i’m playing, i ignore it unless the game is official and there is a winner.

      oh, and thanks for the compliments! i’m glad you’re enjoying the brief write ups and the images. nice to know it’s appreciated.


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