(reprinted from the
Brookline Journal - August 4, 1966
JULY 19 - Ray Schmidt smaked his
first homer and Southpaw Fred Wyrostek notched his 3rd slab success as
Acting Manager Ralph Spadafore guided Denmark's Amazin' Milts to a 9-3
conquest of McGaffin.
JULY 21 - Mark Maxwell, Johnny
McGurk and Terry Sullivan stroked homers and Jim Malloy hurled DeBor to a
10-7 victory over Legion. Jack McGlynn doubled and singled for DeBor
while Jimmy (Toad) Jackonic rapped 3 singles in 3 trips and Paul Housley
connected for a pair to pace Legion.
JULY 22 - Unbeaten Spadafore
claimed and was awarded a forfeit victory over Denmark, which had only 7
players in uniform. Denmark, which borrowed DeBor's Terry Sullivan and
Spadafore's Jack Izzi, toppled Manager Tony Izzi's "Giants" in an
exhibition game, 5-3, with Tommy Eperthener besting Steve Abbondanza on
JULY 24 - Rain spoiled McGaffin's
bid to end Spadafore's undefeated record. Following a 20-minute delay in
the scheduled 1:30pm starting time, Spadafore finally was able to field a
team of nine players and McGaffin, managed by Ed McGrath, jumped to a 4-1
lead when rain halted play with one out in the top of the fifth. Play
will resume at that point at a later date. Don McMurtry is the listed
pitcher for McGaffin; Milan Vukelich for Spadafore.
JULY 25 - Danny McGibbeny drove
in 9 runs with a grand slam, 2-run homer and a pair of bases-full walks
as Legion torpedoed Denmark. McGibbeny, whiffing 11 to notch his 7th
victory, was helped considerable by homers off the bats of Ralph Founier,
Craig Sausto and Jimmy (Toad) Jackonic. Four homers highlighted Legion's
13-run barrage in the second inning. Fred Wyrostek socked his 7th and
fearless Frankie Loskot clipped 3 singles for the Amazin'
JULY 26 - Jughandle Johnny McGurk
smashed a grand slam and twirled DeBor to a 5-1 triumph over Automatic
Sales in a "Battle of Catchers Turned Pitchers" as Junkball Jim Spadafore
shed his shinguards and chest protector to hurl for the losers. Spadafore
got a measuer of revenge as he bombed a "nine-mile" homer over President
Sam Bryen's 20-foot fence in left-center. Terry Sullivan smacked 3 hits
JULY 27 - Mike Gremba southpawed
a 2-hitter as Legion crushed McGaffin, 9-0. Ralph Bucci and Danny
McGibbeny each clouted 3-run homers to back Gremba's fireballing which
limited McGaffin to singles by Jim Pistorius and C.H. (The Chief) Bender.
Ooom Paul Housley lined 2 singles for Legion. Gremba's shoutout was only
the 3rd in Senior play this season.
JULY 29 - Terry Sullivan, the
Clown Prince of Swat, connected for #10 as he continued his late bid to
remain the Home Run King and hurled DeBor to a 16-11 conquest of Denmark.
Mike (Deputy Dawg) Senneway socked his 1st homer and 2 singles for
JULY 31 - Big Dan McGibbeny,
Legion's fireballing righthander, struck out a season high 16 and was
backed by Jimmy (Toad) Jackonic's 5th and 6th homers, both with the bases
empty, in a 12-2 waltz over Automatic Sales. Al Cridge belted his 2nd
homer and 2 singles to account for 3 of Automatic Sales 4 hits off
McGibbeny, who notched his 8th pitching victory, also a season high. Fred
Talak clicked for the only other automatic hit, a single to right-center.
Craig Sausto smashed a double and 3 singles, Mike Gremba 4 straight
singles and Young Gary Miller a ground-rule double which bounced over the
right-center fence as legion pounded 15 hits.
JULY 25 - Johnny Diethorn ran his
season record to 7-1 by pitching and batting (4-for-4) Droz to a 14-1
romp over Quaill. Tony Colangelo stoked 3 hits and Butch Liebman a pair
as Quaill's Ed Gremba dropped his 1st after winning 4 in a
JULY 26 - Sam's broke a
first-half tie with West Liberty as Ricky Kesich pitched and Tony
DelMastro smashed his 6th homer in a 10-0 victory. Paul Martiere blasted
2 doubles for Sam's. Kesich ran his pitching record to 8-1 by twirling
his 3rd shoutout.
JULY 27 - Tony (Tank) Colangelo
rapped 3 hits as Droz tripped Legion's tailenders, 6-3. Matt Vietmeier
socked 2 hits for Legion.
JULY 29 - Mark Donato chucked a
shoutout and Tommy Rump singled to drive in Mark Ewing with the only run
as Quaill surprised Sam's, 1-0, and tossed the second-half race into a
virtual tie, with West Liberty only a half-game off Sam's
JULY 31 - Mark Donato and Ed
Gremba paced Quaill with 3 and 2 hits respectively in a 7-6 squeaker with
Legion. Kurt Vietmeier rapped 2 hits for the losers. Tom Rump was
credited with the win.
JULY 31 - Ricky Kesich hurled a
6-inning no-hitter and Sam's went on to nip Droz, 2-1, in a special
playoff for the first-half pennant. After Kesich was lifted, under Little
League rules, he singled to drive in Andy Piagessi with the winning run
in the 8th inning as Tony DelMastro picked up the victory in relief.
Kesich also singled to drive in the tying run in the bottom of the 6th
and force overtime. Walt Evans, who almost annually directed Legion to LL
titles, replaced toe late Bob Brennfleck as Sam's manager. A tie for the
Second half title now looms as Sam finished 8-2 and West Liberty, managed
by Joe Powers, is 7-2 with only Manco to play.