U.S. baseball fans were treated to a display of fine hitting and running when Chicago?
GV Pitcher to batter Morales who hits ball and runs.
GV Thornton hits ball into the sun and fielder fails to see ball, allowing Thornton to make second base.
GV Mitterwald hits and batter run on.
SV Rob Sperring putting down ball (out at first) but Thornton makes home base.
CV Stone hitting ball and making runs-batted-in as crowd watch.
Baseball...and on Friday, Chicago Cubs met visiting Pittsburg Pirates in the first leg of doubleheader on the Cubs home ground. The match brought the Chicago team a resounding win. T.V.N.'s Dave Colby was at the match and has this report:
"With the score tied at one-and-one in the bottom of the sixth, Jerry Morales put the Cubs ahead with this line single to centre, scoring Champ Summers from third. The score remained two-to-one until the eighth. After Morales had walked, Andy Thornton hit a pop-up that Paul Popavitch lost in the sun and the Cubs had men at first and second."
"Catcher George Mitterwald followed this single to centre, Morales scoring to make it three-to-one Cubs, but Chicago wasn't finished. After Manny Trio was safe on an error to lead the bases, Rob Sperring laid down a perfect suicide squeeze-bunt. he was out at first.....but Thornton scored the Cubs fourth run."
"Pitcher Steve Stone iced the four running in with this two-run single to centre....his first two r.b.i.s. of the year. The six-to-one Chicago victory was Stone's sixth of the season, and ended a personal three-game losing-streak...but the Cubs were still ten-and-a-half games behind the Pirates. This is Dave Colby."
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This film is serviced with a commentary by T.V.N. reporter Dave Colby. A transcript follows overleaf.
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Background: U.S. baseball fans were treated to a display of fine hitting and running when Chicago Cubs met the Pittsburg Pirates in the first leg of a doubleheader on the Chicago ground on Friday (4 July).
The score was tied one-all,, until Chicago's Jerry Morales put the Cubs ahead with a line single to centre in the sixth. From that point on the Cubs seemed set for victory.
Chicago pitcher Steve Stone play an outstanding game, taking his first two runs-batted-in off a two-run single to centre which brought the score up to six-one in the Cubs' favour.
For Stone, victory in this game ended a personal three-game losing streak...but it left the Cubs still trailing ten-and-a-half games behind the Pirates.