1964 May 17

Sunday – May 17

1964 imageChris Short (1-1) baffled the Colt 45s on five hits while striking out nine in posting his first win of the year. The 2-0 complete-game shutout lowered his ERA to 0.39.

Phillies bats managed only single runs in the third and the sixth – but that’s all they needed.

Phillies third:

  • Johnny Callison and Wes Covington hit back-to-back doubles and to make it 1-0 Phillies.

Phillies sixth:

  • Tony Gonzalez led off with a walk.
  • Gus Triandos laid down a bunt. Jim Owens charged the ball – but kicked it for an error allowing Gonzalez to move to second and Triandos to make it safely to first.
  • After Bobby Wine struck out for the first out, Chris Short bunted the runners to second and third.
  • Tony Taylor’s two-out single sent Gonzalez across the plate to end the scoring at 2-0.

Jim Owens (1-3) pitched well for the Colt 45s – allowing just six hits and one unearned run in six innings of work – but took the loss. Claude Raymond finished up with three hitless innings.

Around the League – The Giants shut out the Mets in both ends of a doubleheader:

  1. Bob Hendley (3-3) stifled the Mets 6-0 in the first game on just three hits.
  2. Ron Herbel (1-0) gave up seven hits while striking out eight in the 1-0 nightcap.

The two wins enabled the Giants to pick up ½-game and move one full-game ahead of the Phillies.


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Former sportswriter – first to put Timmy Duncan’s name on the sports page.