European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - June 5, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePage 18 the stars and stripes getting out of hand Franks by the associated press with the spitball under control the National league now is ready to turn its attention to the Grea Seball. San Francisco giants manager her Man Franks charged sunday that More and More pitchers Are substituting grease for spit in doctoring the base balls they throw. He called them vaseline balls. Franks said that pitchers throughout the league Are using the new device plastering Clown their hair with vaseline or rubbing it on their the new rules As Long As a Pitcher does t go to his Mouth he Cango anyplace he wants. Anybody can throw it and it Only takes a dab. We Veseen it All season but now we re seeing it More and More. I d say Between 20 and 30 Are using said All three los Angeles pitchers his team faced Over the weekend us edit including Don Drysdale. In Cincinnati National league presi Dent Warren Giles said very few pitch ers were using it but a dded that the practice is very difficult to detect or Are considering some Means of stopping or reducing it without restrict ing the Normal nervous habits of pitch ers like wiping his neck or Houston astros manager Grady Hatton said Drysdale had used some thing on the Ball when he beat the astros 5-0 May 26."he s using something Hatton said. I Don t know what it is whether it Solive Oil vaseline or what. But what s the difference if he can grease Ball get away with it More Power to Rusty staub said Onvil. Pitcher he did Tusing toothpaste. Franks called for Anthe whole matter. Uts2met,Hing,.has to be done he either legalize the spitball or hand has really the Rule prohibiting going to the Mouth Paci but the vaseline Ball act spitter. It explodes. 80en 3 shades of judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis if the old gentle Man were still heading the major leagues you can bet your Bottom Dollar there would t be this stupid difference in league alignments such As the american and National leagues have just pushed through. The Way it winds up now the american league could Send it seventh place team percentage Wise into the world series and of course could win it All. This would leave the National league in a somewhat embarrassing position of having been beaten by the seventh Best team in the opposing Loop. Now the two leagues Are engaged in a verbal barrage Over the merits of a split 12-team league As is the Case in the Ameri can Loop or a straight 12-team lineup As the National league has come out with for 1969. Present baseball commissioner William Eckert May step to halt the name calling but if judge Landis in old judge Landis were still atthe Helm it never would have happened. Both leagues Wouldhave had the same format and if they did t like it they could go get another commissioner. The old judge was never theone to quibble about making a decision. He once refused to Leta Man by the name of William Cox buy the Philadelphia Phillie because Cox had an interest in horse time he barred Joe Ducky Lucky Medwick from finishing the seventh game of the 1934 world series against the Detroit St. Louis cardinals with dizzy and Daffy Dean doing the pitching and the tigers were All tied up going into the final Gam eat Detroit. In the sixth inning Medwick Slid rather roughly into Marv Owen the Detroit third base Man. With their tigers losing they lost 11-0the Detroit Fansin left Fiell armed themselves with bottles cushions fruit and and what have you and waited until Medwick came out to play Loftfield. As fearless As Medwick was the barrage that followed was too much for the Cardinal slugger and he had to take shelter in the dugout. Finally Landis summoned the managers and umpires to Hiscox and told them the game would go on without Medwick. History politely ignored what Cardinal manager Frankie Frisch said to Landis but history does record that Medwick did not finish the game. Eckert eventually will have to Settle the question on just How the leagues will play their schedules and he should have done so before the present situation became Public. At least the american league did split its lineup into a True East West division. All the teams in the West Are geographically Correct. It always was a source of astonishment to me when i use to read where Baltimore was in the running for the Western conference title in the National football league. Especially when such teams As Dallas Chicago and St Louis were in the East Jean conference. His 1st stint at Fenway this season Boston up Jim Lon Borg in his second Relief appearance since recovering from an off season knee injury pitched his Way out of a bases loaded Jam monday night to help preserve a 4-3 Boston Redfox Victory Over the Detroit Drew a 45-Seconcl standing ovation when he was called in for his first Fenway Park appearance since the world series last october. He pitched out of the Jam after the tigers had scored twice in the seventh inning rally and had the potential tying run on third. Lonborg was lifted with two out in the ninth after giving up a Pinch hit double to Gate Brown and walking Dick Mcauliffe before Mickey Stan Ley bounced into a double play. Southpaw Sparky Lyle retire Jim Northrup to end the game. Veteran Catcher Elston How Ard drove in Boston s winning run with a single to Cap a four run rally in the fifth. The red sox handed starter Joe Sparma his fifth loss As Joe Foy walked Carl Yastrzemski and Ken Harrelson doubled for the first run in the fifth to offset a Detroit Homer by Mcauliffe in the scored the go ahead run before Rico Petrocelli and Howard each singled for the other tigers knocked out Jose Santiago in the seventh on reliever Dennis Ribant s two out single a Mcauliffe hit and walk. Bill Landis took Over to give up a two run single to Northrup. Lon Bor g time no see Detroit Bost Nab r h i a r h by 4231 Tartabull of 50104000 Foy 3b 2100 5032 yet Raki if 31103010 Harrelson of 5 1 1 1 4010 Jones 2b 40014000 Andrews 2b 0000 4010 Scott ib2000 Petrolli is Matchick is 2000 Ehoward c Sparma p 2000 Santiago p Jim Lonborg. Rare appearance indians to Chison in 14 innings Cleveland apr Vidal homered with two the 14th inning to a Cleveland indians a 3-2 Over the Chicago Whit monday night. The indians had tied the 2-2 with two out in the last c. Ninth on Willie Smith s run sing Pinch single. 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