Monday, June 8, 2015

What's On TV Today (1969) (In New York)?


  1. National League East standings through June 7, 1969, per the June 8, 1969, Kentucky New Era:

    Cubs 36-16
    Mets 28-23, 7.5 games back
    Pirates 26-28, 11
    Cardinals 25-29, 12
    Phillies, 18-31, 16.5
    Expos, 12-37, 22.5

  2. N.L. West:

    Braves 32-20
    Dodgers 30-22, 2
    Giants 29-23, 3
    Reds 26-21, 3.5
    Astros 24-30, 7.5
    Padres 24-33, 10.5

  3. A.L. East:

    Orioles 39-16
    Red Sox 34-18, 3.5
    Tigers 27-22, 9
    Yankees 28-28, 11.5
    Senators 29-29, 11.5
    Indians 17-32, 19

  4. A.L. West

    Twins 29-22
    A’s 25-24, 3
    Pilots 23-28, 6
    White Sox 21-27, 6.5
    Royals 22-31, 8
    Angels 17-34, 12

  5. Check that. These are the standings through today 1969 (June 8), from the June 9, 1969, Kentucky New Era. There was no Sunday, June 8, 1969, edition of the Kentucky New Era.

  6. Seattle went 49 games--an all-time record for expansion teams--without being shutout, but Jim Palmer blanked the Pilots on June 7.

  7. This Mickey Mantle ceremony is taking place in the break of a Sunday-afternoon doubleheader with the White Sox that the Yankees are going to sweep. The winner of Game 1 was Mel Stottlemyre, "the best Yankee pitcher since the days of Mantle's prime years," per the AP writer in the Kentucky New Era. The Game 2 winner was rookie Bill Burbach, who pitched a six-hiter.

    I'd never heard of Bill Burbach. I have several Mel Stottlemyre cards, but I didn't have much sense of his playing career.

  8. Rod Carew is hitting .391 for the Twins. The next-best A.L. hitter is Boston’s Rico Petrocelli at .341.

    Petrocelli is leading the American with 19 home runs. Frank Howard of Washington and Reggie Jackson of Oakland are tied at second, with 17 apiece.

    Seattle’s Tommy Harper has 29 stolen bases—11 more than second-place Bert Campaneris of Oakland.

    Dave McInally of Baltimore (7-0) and Jim Lonborg (6-0) and Sparky Lyle (5-0) of Boston are the American League’s unbeaten starters with at least five decisions.

    The N.L. batting race is tight: Pirate Matty Alou is hitting .354; Met Cleon Jones, .353.

    Ernie Banks leads the National League in runs batted in, with 50, ahead of Giant Willie McCovey’s 46. McCovey has a league-best 19 home runs, though, ahead of Atlanta’s Hank Aaron, Cincinnati’s Lee May and Philadelphia’s Richie Allen (all at 15).

    Lou Brock of St. Louis has 25 stolen bases; Houston’s Joe Morgan, 15.

    There are two N.L. pitchers who are unbeaten after at least five decisions, and I’m going to have to look up both first names: Stone of Atlanta at 6-0 (I think that might be Hank or George) and Baldschun of San Diego at 5-0 (never heard of that guy).

  9. Pat Summerall is doing the TV call on this WPIX thing.

  10. Greatest of the Great.