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Old 08-28-2018, 10:57 PM   #102
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April 19th, 1971

This Weeks Top Performers

San Francisco Giants SP Gaylord Perry allowed 2 hits and struck out 13 in a complete game 1-0 win over the Padres. The 32 year old is 3-0 with a 1.33 ERA in 3 starts. Perry set a career high with 312 IPs last year when he was 16-15 with a 3.98 ERA in a league leading 41 starts.

Kansas City Royals CF Amos Otis was 4 for 6 with a HR and 6 RBIs in a 15-3 win over the Twins. The 23 year old is hitting .340 with 2 HRs and 10 RBIs in 13 games. Otis had a career high in HRs in 1970 when he hit .298 with 19 HRs and 84 RBIs in 161 games for the Royals.

Detroit Tigers SP Mickey Lolich allowed 3 hits and struck out 4 over a complete game 1-0 win over the Yankees. The 30 year old is 4-0 with a 0.54 ERA in 4 starts. Lolich set a career high with 295 IPs last year when he was 18-7 with a 2.99 ERA in 40 starts for the Tigers.

New York Yankees SP Fritz Peterson allowed 7 hits and struck out 4 in a complete game 1-0 loss to the Tigers. The 29 year old is now 0-1 with a 1.06 ERA in 2 starts. Peterson set a career high with 304 IPs in 1969 when he led the league in wins and ERA. Peterson was 23-8 with a 1.92 ERA in 37 starts for the Yankees in 1969.

Baltimore Orioles SP Jim Palmer allowed 3 hits and struck out 2 in a complete game 10-0 win over the Indians. The 25 year old is 1-1 with a 0.50 ERA in 2 starts. Palmer had a career high 311 IPs in 1970 when he led the league in wins going 23-10 with a 3.21 ERA in 39 starts for the Orioles.

New York Yankees SP Mel Stottlemyre allowed 5 hits and struck out 5 over 8.1 innings in a 2-1 win over the Tigers. The 29 year old is 2-0 with a 2.93 ERA in 3 games (2 starts). Stottlemyre set a career high with 309 IPs in 1969 when he was 21-10 with a 2.53 ERA in 38 starts for the Yankees.

San Francisco Giants SP Juan Marichal allowed 4 hits and struck out 11 over 11 innings in a 1-0 walk off win in the bottom of the 12th courtesy of a Willie Mays HR. The 33 year old is now 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA in 3 starts. Marichal had a career high with 326 IPs in 1968 when he had a league leading 26 wins with 9 losses, a 2.43 ERA in 38 starts. He led the league in IPs in 1968.
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Cincinnati Reds RF Pete Rose was 4 for 5 with 3 RBIs ina 15-5 win over the Expos. The 30 year old is hitting .378 with 0 HRs and 6 RBIs in 10 games. Rose had a career high in HRs in 1966 when he hit .313 with 16 HRs and 70 RBIs in 156 games for the Reds.

Montreal Expos RF Rusty Staub goes 4 for 6 with a HR and 2 RBIs in a double header sweep of the Reds. The 27 year old is hitting .320 with 2 HRs and 4 RBIs in 8 games. Staub had a career high for HRs in 1970 when he hit .314 with 27 HRs and 98 RBIs in 159 games for the Expos.

Washington Senators LF Frank Howard was 4 for 8 with a HR and 5 RBIs in a double header split with the Indians. The 34 year old is hitting .292 with 1 HR and 8 RBIs in 12 games. Howard had a career high in HRs in 1969 when he hit .292 with 49 HRs and 115 RBIs in 161 games for the Senators.
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Boston Red Sox CF Reggie Smith was named the AL Player of the Week for the second straight week. The 26 year old is hitting .463 with 5 HRs and 12 RBIs in 10 games. Smith had a career high with HRs in 1970 when he hit .308 with 40 HRs and 109 RBIs in 154 games for the Red Sox.

New York Mets RF Ken Singleton was named the NL Player of the Week. The 23 year old is hitting .529 with 3 HRs and 5 RBIs in 7 games. This is Singleton's 2nd MLB season, he hit .302 with 12 HRs and 41 RBIs in 129 games for the Mets in 1970.

This Weeks Major Transactions

The Kansas City Royals have signed free agent SP Mike McCormick. The 32 year old was 3-9 with 2 saves, a 5.93 ERA in 26 games (15 starts) for the Giants (19) and Yankees (7) in 1970. McCormick had a career high with 262 IPs in 1967 when he led the league in wins going 22-10 with a 2.85 ERA in 40 games (35 starts) for the Giants. McCormick was the Cy Young Award winner in 1967 as well as a 2-time All Star. McCormick was released by the Yankees on March 25th, 1971. McCormick also led the league with a 2.70 ERA in 1960.
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The Atlanta Braves have signed free agent SP Luis Tiant. The 30 year old was 4-8 with a 4.78 ERA in 17 games (15 starts) for the Twins in 1970. Tiant had a career high with 277 IPs in 1969 when he was 17-18 with a 3.38 ERA in 39 games (37 starts) for the Indians. Tiant was an All Star in 1968. Tiant was released by the Twins on March 31st, 1971. Tiant led the league with a 1.60 ERA in 1968. After pulling a muscle in his rib cage during spring training, Twins management felt that Tiants days were done.

Chicago Cubs C Randy Hundley was added to the DL and will miss up to 3 weeks. The 28 year old is hitting .000 with 0 HRs and 0 RBIs in 3 games. Hundley had a career high with HRs in 1966 when he hit .236 with 19 HRs and 63 RBIs in 149 games for the Cubs. Hundley won a Gold Glove at C in 1967. In 1968, Hundley caught a MLB record 160 games. Injuries plagued Hundley and limited him to just 81 games in 1970. Hundley hurt in right knee during a rundown play in spring training and the Cubs have decided to put him on the DL.
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