All-Time Greats VI | Results
It was a great finish at Forbes Field as the The Other Guys pulled off a
dramatic comeback beating the Boston Stranglers by the count of 9 to 8.
The Other erupted with the game winning runs in the 9th inning with 3 runs
utilizing 3 base hits. Rick Ferrell got things going when he stroked a
single. Stuffy McInnis stepped up next and he stroked a one-base hit. After
an out was recorded, Luke Appling stepped in and he drew a walk to load the
bases. Tubby Scales followed and he lined a base-hit bringing in two
baserunners. Scales took second on the throw. Jim Jackson stepped into the
box and would hit into a fielders choice giving The Other the win and sending
the home town fans into a frenzy. Despite scoring in 5 separate innings,
Boston could not get the win.
The victory went to Elias Sosa(3-1) who went 1 and 1/3 innings, allowing no
runs. Jim Brewer(1-1) took the loss in relief. JoRean Sicks was all smiles
after the ballgame, ‘It sure was looking pretty dim there for a while, but
our guys never gave up – and neither did our fans – they kept cheering us on.
What a sweet win!’
Right fielder Nelson Cruz smacked 3 home runs and had 7 RBI as the Cincinnati
Suds defeated the Kingsport Pals by the score of 8 to 5 at Turner Field
It seemed that Kingsport pitching was serving up softballs for Cruz to hit.
He lofted a three-run bomb in the 1st inning, smashed a bases-empty ‘big-fly’
in the 3rd inning and lofted a three-run ‘big-fly’ (his 12th of the season)
in the 6th inning. Cincinnati and Kingsport each finished the afternoon with
The winning pitcher was Mat Latos(1-1) who allowed 4 runs in 7 and 2/3
innings. Arthur Rhodes earned his 3rd save. Jason Vargas(2-3) was given the
loss. He was knocked around, surrendering 6 runs in 5 and 2/3 innings.
‘Cruz led the way – we just jumped on his back and let him take us,’ Latos
said. ‘I’m glad I don’t have to face him. I’m glad he’s on my team.’
Back to the ’90s
Chipper Jones launched 2 home runs and scored 3 times and Chuck McElroy was
great in relief at Pro Player Stdm as the Quad City Thunder beat the
Myrtle Beach Showboats by the count of 7 to 6.
Jones had a good day at the plate. He delivered a solo blast in the 2nd
inning and ripped a solo home run (his 8th of the season) in the 4th inning.
Quad City finished with 10 hits in the victory.
The win was credited to Tom Glavine(6-2) who went 6 innings allowing 6 runs.
Glavine was helped out by McElroy who recorded his 4th save. The loss was
charged to Mike Mussina(1-4). He served up 3 gopher balls in 5 innings.
The Quad City ballclub’s record now stands at 19-18. Even with the loss,
Myrtle Beach still has a nice 8-2 record in recent weeks. They are 23-14 on
Bobby Abreu smacked 2 home runs and Kenny Rogers allowed Billy Beane to rest
his bullpen, tossing a complete game as the Happy Jacks 5th Hammer defeated
the Carlisle Roidragers 3 by the score of 11 to 4 at The Astrodome
Abreu was really ‘in the zone’. He launched a Grand Slam homerun in the 4th
inning and bombed a two-run dinger (his 6th of the season) in the 6th inning.
Happy Jacks banged out 11 hits on the afternoon.
Rogers(4-2), allowing 4 runs for the game, picked up the victory. Woody
Williams(3-4) was the loser. He was touched for 7 hits and 3 walks in 3 and