Wednesday, August 14, 2013
no. 201 - 1970 n.l. playoffs, game 3
Who is the man: The man again is Ty Cline, shown at right, who worked a two-out walk in the bottom of the eighth and barely scored on Bob Tolan's double for the go-ahead run in an eventual 3-2 victory for the Reds that clinched the 1970 NLCS.
Can ya dig it: Nice action shot of what was a close play at the plate as Cline barely beat Willie Stargell's throw to Manny Sanguillen to score. Unfortunately, Cline is almost cut out of the shot and we have a giant look at home plate ump Paul Pryor's backside.
Right on: Earlier, I said Cline had three cards in this set. Well, so does Sanguillen, including being featured on back-to-back cards.
You see this cat Cline is a bad mother: Cline's line for the series is 1 AB, 2 R, 1 H, 0 BI with an OPS of 4.000.
Shut your mouth: Johnny Bench and Tony Perez hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning and then the Reds managed just a single for the rest of the game until the fateful eighth.
No one understands him but his woman: Pirates starter Bob Moose pitched into the eighth inning, limiting the Reds to two runs on three hits until that walk to Cline.
(A word about the back): Freddie Patek played shortstop for the Pirates in Game 3. It's hard to think of Patek as a Pirate, but he was in his third year with Pittsburgh in 1970.