Jim Thome hits 3 HRs in 11-5 victory over Hu Too


Delta Heat 4 11, Buzai Hu Too 5
Game 144

FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hu Too 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 5 ? 11 ? 0 ?
Heat 4 6 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 - 11 ? 15 ? 0 ?
W: Fernandez, J. (7-7)
L: Drysdale, D. (6-20)
S: Radatz, D. (2)
HR: R.Barnes(4th), J.Thome-3(30th), J.Jackson(5th)


Jim Thome cracked 3 homeruns at Forbes Field '57 as the Delta Heat 4 beat the Buzai Hu Too 11 to 5.

Thome had a great day at the plate. He had the crowd cheering his every move. He launched a Grand Slam homerun in the 1st inning, smashed a bases-empty 'big-fly' in the 3rd inning and blasted a solo shot (his 30th of the season) in the 8th inning. Delta out-hit Buzai for the game, 15 hits to 11.

Jose Fernandez(7-7) went 6 innings allowing 3 runs for the win. Dick Radatz was credited with his 2nd save. The loss was charged to Don Drysdale(6-20).

'Actually, I didn't feel that comfortable at the plate today' Thome said after the game. 'Despite that, I'm happy with the results!


at Forbes Field '57


Buzai Hu Too

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
R. Barnes 2B 5 3 5 3 .371
H. Heilmann LF 4 0 1 1 .302
W. McCovey 1B 4 0 1 0 .319
S. Musial DH 4 0 0 0 .312
C. Jones 3B 4 0 1 1 .286
B. Giles CF 4 0 1 0 .237
H. Aaron RF 4 0 0 0 .297
G. Hartnett C 4 1 1 0 .260
B. Larkin SS 4 1 1 0 .228
Totals 37 5 11 5

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
D. Drysdale (L, 6-20) 0.2 5 6 6 0 1 2 26 8.13
D. Quisenberr 2 4 3 3 1 2 1 40 5.82
J. Miljus 2.1 2 1 1 2 0 0 37 7.80
R. Fingers 3 4 1 1 1 2 1 47 5.25
Totals 8 15 11 11 4 5 4

Delta Heat 4

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
H. Jennings SS 4 1 2 2 .345
T. Cobb DH 5 1 1 0 .344
N. Lajoie 2B 4 1 1 0 .345
J. Thome 1B 5 3 3 6 .236
E. Delahanty 3B 5 0 3 0 .350
C. Torriente LF 4 1 1 0 .314
T. Speaker CF 4 2 2 1 .295
J. Jackson RF 4 1 1 2 .302
J. Mauer C 2 1 1 0 .347
Totals 37 11 15 11

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
J. Fernandez (W, 7-7) 6 8 3 3 0 3 0 95 5.73
D. Radatz (S, 2) 3 3 2 2 2 3 1 60 5.08
Totals 9 11 5 5 2 6 1



ATTENDANCE- 22,167
T- 3:14
LEFT ON BASE- Hu Too: 7 Heat 4: 7
DOUBLE PLAYS- Hu Too: 2 Heat 4: 1
DOUBLES- R.Barnes-2(55th)
HOME RUNS- R.Barnes(4th), J.Thome-3(30th), J.Jackson(5th)
STOLEN BASES- C.Torriente(19th), T.Speaker(46th)
WALKS- H.Heilmann, W.McCovey, N.Lajoie, C.Torriente, J.Mauer-2
HIT BY PITCH- H.Jennings
STRIKE OUTS- H.Heilmann, W.McCovey, H.Aaron, G.Hartnett, B.Larkin-2, T.Cobb,
N.Lajoie-2, J.Thome, C.Torriente
GIDP- W.McCovey, C.Torriente
BALKS- J.Miljus, J.Fernandez










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