European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Aug 7 1968, Page 18

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - August 7, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePage 18 the stars Anc stripes wednesday August 7 cardinals Maris will retire at end of season St. Louis to. Up Roger Maris who hit More Home runs in one season than any other major league baseball player said monday that he would retire from the game at he end of the season. Maris at a news conference said after the season and the world series if we re in it this will be the end of my career As far As baseball is said figuring on he had Bee doing this two years ago until he was traded by the Yankees to St. Louis. Of his two playing seasons inst. Louis. Maris said they were most enjoyable years under manager red Schoen client Maris said i feel it is time to get out and spend some Tim eat schoendienst. At the new conference with general manage. Bing Devine said he was going to miss him Bing will miss him and the fans Are going to miss asked if because of his Welcome in St. Louis he was ready to forget the problems in new York while hews a member of the Yankees Maris said those things Are difficult to schoendienst called Maris a outstanding ballplayer a team Man asked if he will play Maris in the world series. Schoendienst said that s Defi Nite if we re Maris. 33, a 12-year Veteran inthe big leagues reached the Peak of his career with the Newyork Yankees in 1961, when he hit 61 Home runs. The previous High of 60 was by babe Ruth in 1927. Because Ruth hit his record total in 154 games and Maris needed 162 games to hit More baseball commissioner Ford Frick ruled that Maris achievement was in a separate category and should be markedly an asterisk in the record Book. After seven years with the Yankees including five pen Nants Ancl Back to Back mos valuable player awards in 1960 and 1961, Maris joined the cardinals last season. The retirement announcement came at a news conference called by the had been reports that Maris would retire after oneyear with the cardinals but he stayed on while Cardina president August a. Busch jr., gave Maris a Beer distributor ship in Florida. Maris admitted that he had become disenchanted with base Roger Maris. Tired of travelling Ball because of the criticism of new York fans and sportswriters and was ready to quit baseball. The Trade to St. Louis gave him new enthusiasm and he St. Louis fans for the past two years have treated the recut slugger As a favorite Maris stepped to the plate in Busch stadium for the first time As a Cardinal on opening night in 1967, he was cheered loudly by the Large m Happy As a Meadow Lark Maris said at the time.,it was Nice to hear a reaction like that for a change. It s Boona Long Maris played in nearly 80 percent of the Cardinal games last year. He hit nine Home runs an drove in 55, including the winning run in 18 games As the cards romped to the Pennant. In the world series Mari banged out 10 hits for a .385 average and set a Cardina team record by driving in seven Maris signed his Cardinal contract for the current season he became a part of what is believed to Bethe highest salaried Outfield in ports Al Triumph rookies spark Buffalo in defeating Lions 13-9 Buffalo . A the i scored Buffalo s touchdown pasties free he took an eight Yard pass from Buffalo Bills using Rookie sly for the first time in an exhibition football game Defeated the National football league de troit Lions 13-9 monday night in90-degree-plus temperature. Rookie Gary Mcdermott of Tulsa led the one time Ameri can football league champions to their first Triumph Over an nil team As he repeatedly ripped apart Detroit s line and outsmarted his former Colleg teammate Detroit Rookie quarterback Greg was another Rookie Ben Gregory of Nebraska who St. Louis edges reds to Streuli loss skein St. Louis up Orland Cepeda returning to the Start ing lineup after being benched for two games singled and scored the deciding run in the sixth inning on Mike Shannon s double monday night As the cardinals edged the Cincinnati reds 3-2. Cepeda limited to one Pinch hitting appearance the last two games while Bobby Tolan was playing first base put the cards ahead 3-0 when he scored on Shannon s hit and that proved to be the difference when the red scored two runs in the eighth. Cepeda hitting just .259, failed to hit in his other three Happy birthday Cincinnati St. Louis a r Tibi Hose re & u 1 u �2rock if Pim Iii 4 1 0 Javier 2b jul Moi ii 4110 flood of pm in la 4 u 1 1 opera la in Noti c 4 0 i \ Shannon a Carroll p Holms it Viii Tielu pit Arrigo . 11 i a 0 i 0 Edwards c 0 u u Quavis it 000 maxvill us 000 Bales p 0 1 0 Gira Nijst p 00 0 hoi Luiei p 000 000 000 a r i i 4 1 i 0 4011y o i o 41103011 a o o of i i o 301 1 s u o i oooo 0000 total Cincinnati St. Louis of Gnu India by. Louis 4 i Arrigo l,7-7j c Uroil of Corilus w.1i7 o runner Jiuji or Tuu. Stumma a in win Lorre before relieved Ros Sjohnson drop sacrifice Fly smacked his doubled and scored T

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