Roger Maris homers twice in 8-2 victory over Pyrites III


Saint Louis Spirits 8, Pittsburgh Pyrites III 2
Game 51

FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Spirits 0 1 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 8 ? 11 ? 1 ?
Pyrites III 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 ? 9 ? 1 ?
W: Mathews, G. (4-4)
L: Coombs, J. (4-5)
S: Packard, G. (4)
HR: R.Maris-2(19th)


Right fielder Roger Maris launched 2 homeruns and scored 3 times as the Saint Louis Spirits defeated the Pittsburgh Pyrites III by the score of 8 to 2 at Forbes Field '65.

Maris had a big day against Pittsburgh. He ripped a solo home run in the 2nd inning, stroked a single in the 4th inning and blasted a solo shot (his 19th of the season) in the 5th inning. Saint Louis had a total of 11 hits for the game.

Greg Mathews(4-4) allowed 1 run in 6 innings, and picked up the victory. Mathews got help from Gene Packard who was credited with his 4th save. Jack Coombs(4-5) absorbed the loss. He gave up 8 runs in 5 innings of work.


at Forbes Field '65


Saint Louis Spirits

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
M. Wills SS 5 0 0 0 .367
C. Flood CF 4 1 0 0 .280
F. Thomas 1B 1 0 0 0 .337
   B - D. Meyer PR,1B 3 1 0 0 .241
R. Maris RF 5 3 3 2 .267
T. Davis LF 4 1 1 1 .356
L. Parrish C 4 1 2 2 .225
J. Ray 2B 4 1 2 1 .228
D. Chaney 3B 3 0 0 1 .067
G. Mathews P 3 0 3 1 .231
G. Packard P 1 0 0 0 .000
Totals 37 8 11 8

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
G. Mathews (W, 4-4) 6 6 1 0 0 6 0 99 4.34
G. Packard (S, 4) 3 3 1 1 1 1 0 51 5.50
Totals 9 9 2 1 1 7 0

Pittsburgh Pyrites III

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
B. Hamilton CF 5 1 2 0 .386
C. Gandil 1B 4 0 1 0 .321
E. Riddle P 0 0 0 0 .000
   E - R. Jablonski PH 1 0 0 0 .200
L. O'Doul RF 4 0 3 1 .391
J. Kelley LF 4 1 1 0 .307
B. Wynegar C 3 0 0 0 .286
J. Johnston 3B 4 0 2 0 .309
J. Cassidy SS 3 0 0 1 .333
C. Travis 2B 1 0 0 0 .335
   A - J. Wood 2B 3 0 0 0 .462
J. Coombs P 1 0 0 0 .214
   C - J. Alou PH 1 0 0 0 .167
G. Booker P 0 0 0 0 .500
   D - E. Cabell PH,1B 2 0 0 0 .206
Totals 36 2 9 2

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
J. Coombs (L, 4-5) 5 10 8 8 1 0 2 98 4.55
G. Booker 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 18 9.31
E. Riddle 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 23 7.20
Totals 9 11 8 8 1 2 2


A-Subbed Defensively (2B) For Travis In 3rd Inning
B-Pinch Ran For Thomas In 4th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Coombs In 5th Inning
D-Pinch Hit For Booker In 7th Inning
E-Pinch Hit For Riddle In 9th Inning

INJURIES:
Cecil Travis INJURED (for 4 more games) in 2nd inning
Frank Thomas INJURED (for 3 more games) in 4th inning

ATTENDANCE- 24,201
T- 3:07
LEFT ON BASE- Spirits: 5 Pyrites III: 9
DOUBLE PLAYS- Spirits: 0 Pyrites III: 1
ERRORS- G.Mathews, B.Wynegar
DOUBLES- J.Ray(11th), B.Hamilton(16th), J.Kelley(27th), J.Johnston(3rd)
HOME RUNS- R.Maris-2(19th)
SACRIFICE FLIES- D.Chaney, J.Cassidy
WALKS- C.Flood, B.Wynegar
HIT BY PITCH- F.Thomas
STRIKE OUTS- D.Meyer, R.Maris, J.Kelley-2, B.Wynegar-3, J.Cassidy, E.Cabell
GIDP- M.Wills










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