Chicago baseball fans on Wednesday (23 July) saw their home team, the White Sox, take a thrashing from the visiting New York Yankees.
SV & GV Pitcher throwing to batter who hits into outfield (3 shots)
SV Yankee player Alomar rounding bases (5 shots)
SV & GV Bobby Bonds (Yankee) hits double and runs (4 shots)
SV & GV Bonds trying another run but gets thrown out (3 shots)
SV Yankee pitcher Hunter facing batter Kelly (White Sox striker) (2 shots)
GV Kelly hits home run (3 shots)
TRANSCRIPT: AMUNDSON: "Jim Cott versus Catfish Hunter are the ingredients for a classic pitchers' duel. But it turned out to be anything but that. The Yankees hit cott early and often. Here... a two-run score on Sandy Alomar -- who was hitting under two hundred -- had three doubles for the night.
"Bobby Bonds followed with another double to give New York a five-run lead. Cott said of the anticipated pitchers' battle: "We certainly fooled you." Bonds tried to stretch his double into a triple but he was thrown out.
"Hunter shut out the White Sox until the fifth, when Pat Kelly came to bat with two on. Kelly homered to cut the Yankees' margin to two runs ... but the White Sox could come no closer. Hunter lasted until the eighth and picked up his thirteenth win against nine losses. Cott lasted six innings. His record is fourteen and seven. This is Charles Amundson reporting."
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REPORTER: CHARLES AMUNDSON
This film is serviced with narration by T.V.N. reporter Charles Amundson.
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Background: Chicago baseball fans on Wednesday (23 July) saw their home team, the White Sox, take a thrashing from the visiting New York Yankees.
The Yankees' 11-6 victory puts them nine games behind in the U.S. National League Eastern Division, with White Sox trailing fourteen-and-a-half.
The game was billed as a dual between top pitchers, White Sox's Jim Cott and Catfish Hunter form the Yankees. But it was Sandy Alomar's three doubles -- batting in two runs and scoring three more -- that gave Yankees their early lead ... and Hunter his thirteenth victory against nine losses.
The Chicago team did not score until the fifth ... when Pat Kelly slammed a three-run homer to put them back in the game for a while. But they could do little more to cut back the vast Yankees' margin.