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MAY 22 - Jungle Jim Diethorn
bombed a 2-run homer and struck out 11 while pacing Manager John "Stanky" Lombardi's Spadafore Roofers to a lopsided 9-2 conquest
of DeBor. Bob O'Connor and Tony Miscamarra rapped solo homers for
the winners. Ralph (The Sherman Tank) Spadafore collected two safeties
for the losers.
MAY 26 - Tommy Eperthener and
Ed Helbig dueled six innings as Automatic Sales and DeBor battled to
a 1-1 deadlock before play was halted because of darkness.
MAY 31 - Jimmy Draper swatted a
bases-loaded homer and fanned 14 as McGaffin squeaked by DeBor, 7-6.
Rick Altimore homered with two on for the losers. Draper batted 3-for-4.
Ray Korzenowski, Rich Winchell and Gary Van Briggle slapped two hits each
for the winners. Rookie Joe Blobner was the losing pitcher.
JUNE 1 - Jim Diethorn ran his
pitching record to 2-0 as Spadafore toppled Manager Bob Lerch's Legion,
3-1. Bill Decker twirled a 4-hitter for Legion.
JUNE 2 - Mark Donato flipped a
one-hitter (a double by Ron Baumiller) as Spadafore boosted its record
to 3-0 with a 5-2 victory over Denmark. Roy Stasny belted a bases-empty
homer for the league leaders while Tony Miscamarra and Chuck Fascetti
rapped 2 hits each. Joe Blobner was the losing pitcher.
JUNE 3 - Ron Baumiller, a 13-year
old righthander, made his Senior LL pitching debut by chucking a 3-hitter
while catcher Tony (Tiger) Colangelo was driving in all 3 runs with a homer
and bases-full single in Denmark's 3-2 triumph over DeBor. Ed Helbig homered
JUNE 3 - Tony DelMastro's 2-run blast
in the 8th backed the 17-strikeout pitching of Tommy Eperthener as Automatic
Sales clipped McGaffin, 3-1. Losing pitcher Rich Kesich fanned 12.
JUNE 4 - Ralph (Tank Destroyer)
Spadafore swatted a two-run homer and a single to spur DeBor's 3-1 conquest
of Legion. Gary Miller whiffed 10 in a losing cause. Jim Sheridan was the
JUNE 5 - Tony Miscamarra and Bobby
O'Connor belted their 2nd homers of the season while Jimmy Diethorn was
recording his 3rd straight slab triumph in Spadafore's 3-1 conquest of
McGaffin. Jim Draper was the loser, his 1st. Manager John (Stanky) Lombardi's
Spadafore sluggers held their Senior lead with a 4-0 record.
JUNE 6 - Bill Decker whiffed 12 and
walked 5 as Legion hit the win column for Manager Bob Lerch with a 4-1
success against Automatic Sales.
JUNE 7 - Young Ron Baumiller, a rookie,
stroked his first Senior homer after leading the LL list last season but DeBor
nipped his Denmark team, 5-4. Ed Helbig was the winning pitcher, Tony (The Tiger)
Colangelo the loser.
JUNE 9 - Rick Kesich twirled a one-hitter
and struck out 11 as McGaffin carved Legion, 8-0. Rick Jordan hit 2-for-2 to pace
Manager Ed McGrath's winners.
JUNE 9 - Southpaw Ron Magrini bombed a
homer as teammate Joe Blobner was fanning 10 to lead Denmark's 4-0 breeze over
Automatic Sales. Losing pitcher Rick Joseph struck out 13.
JUNE 11 - Manager John (Stanky)
Lombardi's Spadafore Roofers rolled along unbeaten as Mark Donato fanned
9 while taming DeBor, 7-2.
JUNE 12 - Kerry Donato swatted a pair
of homeruns, one with two on, and Rick Joseph smashed a solo round-tripper as
Automatic Sales and Denmark's Amazin' Milts waged a 6-6 tie called because of
darkness after 8 frames.
JUNE 13 - Gregarious Gary Miller and
Bill Decker belted 2 hits each for Legion but Bob (Specz) O'Connor was tough
in the clutch and twirled Spadafore to a 5-3 conquest. Decker whiffed 10,
JUNE 14 - Tommy Eperthener, fated to
break his leg a few days later, bombed a three-run homer and Rick Joseph
connected with one on as Automatic Sales thumped DeBor 16-2. Eperthener,
who loomed as a likely All-Star, will be out for the season.
JUNE 15 - Bombing Tommy McGrath smacked
a grand slam and Rick Joseph a solo homer as Automatic Sales spilled Spadafore
from the unbeaten, 6-5, in a 10-inning game. Ed Gremba was the winning pitcher,
Mark Donato the loser, his first after 3 victories.
JUNE 16 - Rick Kesich continued the
homerun barrage over Commissioner Sam Bryen's sky-high fences by stroking a
pair as McGaffin, behind the 11-strikeout chucking of Eddie O'Kain, continued
in the first-half race with a 6-2 conquest of Legion. Gary Miller fanned 13
and Dick Smykla homered for the losers.
JUNE 17 - Manager Ed McGrath's McGaffin
sluggers, sparked by Rick Kesich's pitching and hitting, toppled DeBor, 8-4.
Kesich whiffed 12 and drove in four runs with three hits. Ralph (Big Tank)
Spadafore and Georgie (Porgie) Mahfood hammered homeruns for the losers while
Pete Bucci slapped a 3-run round-tripper for the winners.
JUNE 18 - Chuck (What's Up Doc) Blobner
struck out 11 and Tony (Big Cat) Colangelo powered a homer as Denmark squeezed
past Legion, 7-4. Glenn Swartz collected 3 hits for Denmark. Jerry Kail rapped
a pair of safeties and Bill Decker accomplished almost the impossible in Senior
Park by lacing a triple to right-center.
JUNE 19 - Ralph Spadafore drove in 7 runs
with a pair of 3-run homers and a single to almost single-handedly pace DeBor to
an 11-7 rout of Legion. Happy-go-lucky Ralph moved into the Senior homerun lead
with his 3rd and 4th of the season. Mike Monte homered for Legion. Rick Altimore
was the winning pitcher while Bill Decker, who fanned 11, was the loser.
JUNE 20 - Tony DelMastro smashed two
homeruns as McGaffin, backing Jim Draper's 10-strikeout pitching, nipped
Automatic Sales. Young Tony volunteered to give Commissioner Sam Bryen mouth-to-mouth resuscitation after he parked his second homer far
over the left-center field fence.
JUNE 21 - Mark Donato (3-1) yielded
a homer to brother Terry and walked 8, but he was backed by circuit clouts
off the bats of teammates Tony Miscamarra (3) and Bob O'Connor (3) as Spadafore
got back on the track with a 6-4 squeaker against Denmark. Ron (Bubbles)
Baumiller was the losing pitcher.