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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - October 14, 1967, Darmstadt, HessePage 18 the stars and stripes saturday october 14, 1967 Gibson stops botox 7-2 cards take series by Jack hand Boston a big Bob Gibson made a mockery of his celebrated Duel with a tired Jim Lonborg by winning the world series for the St. Louis Cardi nals with a three hitter and a Home run in a 7-2 Romp Over the Boston red sox in thursday s seventh game. Lonborg a two time Winner trying to come Back with Only two Days rest simply did thave it and was battered for 10 hits and All seven runs in six innings. Gibson became the seventh member of the tight Little Circle of men who have compiled 3-0series records and tied red ruffing s 26-year-old record by los Angeles a world series note the los Angeles Herald examiner fan faring the St. Louis cardinals Victory Over Boston carried this Banner headline in Cardinal coloured Ink on Page one color the red sox winning his fifth Complete Gam Over a two series Span. The last previous three game Winner i series play was Lew Burdette of Milwaukee in 1957. Speedy Lou Brock set a series record of seven stolen bases and tied two More Marks with therein one game and two in an in Ning As the cards who once held a 3-1 Edge in this Competition finally closed it out with Victory before 38,188 fans at Fenway Park. Brock who finished up with 12hits, one Short of another record wound up with a .414batting averaged. The last time a base stealer shined so brightly in a series was Pepper Martin for the 1931 cards gaseous gang when he stole five and batted .500 against the old Phil Adelphia a s. Scott 10th victim As Gibson struck out George Scott his 10th victim for the final out of the series a wild mob of cardinals sped to the Mound to shake his hand an Pound his Back. A Young Man grabbed Orlando Cepeda s Cap and raced for safety past a line of tackle minded special cop finally brought him to Earth and the Cap was saved tothe Boos of the crowd. Gibson had won the opener 2-1, the fourth game 6-0 and now closed it out by allowing a total of 14 hits the lowest for three Complete games since Christ Mathewson s three shutouts and 14 hits for the new York giant sin 1905. The Strong throwing Cardi alright hander working with three Days rest after sunday shutout had a no hitter going until Scott opened the fifth witha triple off the Wall in Center. Scott came All the Way Home to score when Julian Javier s re Lay throw sailed past third base into the cards dugout. Boston picked up another mean nothing run in the eighth on a double by Rico Petrocelli a wild pitch and Pinch hitter Norm Siebern s Force red schoendienst went out to talk with Gibson inthe seventh when he went 2-1 of Ken Harrelson after Carl Yastrzemski walked. Pitching freight car fire adds to series excitement Boston a a fire in freight car on Lansdowne Street beside Fenway Park Lent a additional touch of excitement to the final game of the world series thursday. Fiva pieces of apparatus we resent to the scene behind the Centerfield bleachers. Coach Billy Muffett went to the Mound in the eighth after the wild pitch to Pinch hitter Dalton Jones. Bed made the stroll again in the ninth after Yaz opened with a single. Gibson obviously pleaded to stay and got next Man Harrelson grounded into a double play and Gibson struck out a Reward for his three wins Gibson waft named the Winner of the sports car annually Given to the outstanding player oops red sox Catcher Elston Howar Hustles Back to retrieve a wild pitch by Jim Lon Borg in the third inning of the final world series game. Batter Orlando Cepeda watches Curt flood race Home with the cardinals Sec Ond run in route to their 7-2 Victory. The Umpire is Johnny Stevens of the american league. Associated press photo Williams says winners deserving of credit but red sox have nothing to be ashamed of by Dave o Llara Boston a we have nothing to be ashamed of give them credit they deserve Dick Williams winding up his Rookie season As manager of the Boston red sox saluted the cardinals thursday after the National league champions won the seventh and deciding game of the world series 7-2 be Hind Bob pitching. Give All Gibson s three hit the credit in the world to Gibson Williams said. He s one helluva Pitcher. I would have to say he was the outstanding player in the series. After All he beat us three Williams was surrounded by reporters making virtually the Only noise in the cemetery like clubhouse. He praised , but had glowing words for hired sox. I still like this club he have nothing to be ashamed of nothing at All. This is ayoung club and we had to work one game harder All season. I proud of them All. And Well be Back next sox owner Tom Yawkey accompanied by Dick o Connell vice president and general Man Ager walked around the club House patting players on the Back and thanking Ace Jim Lonborg pounded for All seven St. Louis runs in six innings while trying to pitch with Only two Days rest and slugger Carl Yastrzemski hid in a closed training room for nearly one half hour after the game. Finally Yastrzemski emerged. St. Louis is a great Ball club and so Are we Yaz said. I think if we had another seven game series it would go Down to who had the most rest Gibson or Lonborg. I m sorry that Lon Borg did t have it this time. In a Way this is a big disappointment but in another Way it gives us something to work for next year. I m still Happy the Way we bounced Back Al season and Well be Back in there next season. Gibson he Sone of the Lonborg who hurled a one hitter and a three hitter in his first two starts against , admitted he did t have his Best stuff but he tried to Dodge any excuses. Made bad pitches maybe i was t so Sharp be cause i had Only two Days rest the 22-game Winner during the regular season said. However i made some bad pitches. Dick wanted to take me out in the sixth but i wanted to stay inhere. As Long As my Arm feels Good i want to stay in Lonborg said that with run ners on first and second and the cardinals in front 4-1 with non out in the sixth he and Williams thought Julian Javier would be Bunting. Then i got ahead of him Oneall and two strikes and i Hung a Slider Lonborg drilled the Slider into the left Field screen for a three run Homer giving the cardinals a 7-1 Cushion pitching and maybe i is concentration did t concentrate hard enough Lonborg said. Williams said that Lonborg did t have his real Good stuff but we kept checking every in Ning and he said he was i went out there to take him out in the sixth but he wanted to continue Williams s my Best and i stuck with him. He s a helluva Pitcher. I would t Swap him for anyone. I feel sorry for him. I did t like to see him take that of the series by a sports Maga Zine. It was a Brilliant comeback for Gibson who was out of action from july 15 to sept. 6 witha broken leg but returned and regained his Sharpness in Tim for the series. The series Triumph the cards fourth in a Row meant about $8,900 to each St. Louis player. Each of the losing red sox will get about $5,606 but they already had enough glory for their spectacular Rise from ninth place in 1966 to the pen Nant in 1967 on the final Day of the season. If it was a Day of wild excite ment for the redbirds it was a Cloudy Cool afternoon of heart break for Lonborg the hand some Stanford graduate who had pitched so magnificently in winning his first two starts. Trying to Bounce Back with out sufficient rest. Gentleman Jim was bombed by the car Sand was left in there to take a rough going Over in the sixth when Javier s three run Homer drove the final nails in the Redfox coffin. The red sox fought mightily in an Effort to become the fourth club Ever to overcome a 3-1 deficit in games but Gibson was just too much for triples the hand writing was on the Wall for Lonborg who had a perfect game going for 6 1-3 innings and a no hitter for 7 2-3 innings in this same Park week ago. But Roger Maris a hitting Star for the cards singled in the first and Javier an other big swinger for the cards singled in the second. Little dal maxvill a Goodfield no hit shortstop Ham mered a 400-foot triple off the enter Field Wall opening the third. After Gibson lined out Tojo Foy and Brock popped up Curt flood singled to Center scoring maxvill. Marls followed with his second single and flood scored when Lonborg uncorked a wild pitch to Cepeda. Guarding a 2-0 Lead Gibson took matters into his own hands in the fifth when he slugged a380-foot Homer High off the Green Wall in Center Field just to the right of the yellow line continued on Page w big Bob s Day St. Louis Boston Brack if flood of. Marls of Cepeda in. Mccarver Shannon 3b. Javier 2b maxvill is ab4 33 55 4 Gibson p 4 h2 12 01 02 11 bio0 1 1 01 1 0 6012 0 03 4 30 a0 00 2 0 33 1 a toy 3b 3morehead p0 Osinski p 0brett p 0 Andrews 2b3yastrzemski if 3 Harrelson of 4scott in 4 r. Smith a Petrocelli is Howard c a Jones 3b. Lonborg p a Tartabull Santiago pc Siebern r. Gibson c h0 00 00 10 10 10 00 00 00 bio0 2 0 t0 00 00 a3 0e oooo of 0 01 2 39 23 4 totals 36 7 10 627 9 totals 28 2 3 127 8 a struck out for Lonborg in 6th. A walked for Howard in 8th. Chit into Force play for Santiago in 8th. St. Louis n 002 023 00 07boston a. 0 010 010-2 a Javier Foy. Do maxvill Javier and Cepeda. 7, Boston 3. 2bmccarver, Brock Petrocelli. 3bmaxvill, Scott. Or a. Gibson Javier. So Brock 3. A Andrews. Of Marls. In he. Gibson w 9 3 Lonborg l 6 10santiago 2 0 Morehead 1-3 0osinski 3 0 Brett 1-3 0 r 2 70 00 0 or 2 60 00 0 by 31 0 30 0 so 101 01 0 0wplonborg, Gibson. T2 23. A35,188. Umpires Stevens a plate Barlick n first base Umont a second base donate i n third base Runge a left Field Pryor n right Field

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