Thursday, September 11, 2014
no. 328 - 1970 world series, game 2
Who is the man: Left fielder Don Buford is the man shown here. He did indeed go 2-for-4, although I don't know if it was particularly exceptional. There were other Orioles who did more during their second straight win in the Series.
Can ya dig it: That is a wicked cut by Buford. It looks like he's trying for more than a single, which is all Buford got in Game 2.
Right on: I suspect this photo wasn't taken at Riverfront Stadium either. Also, Johnny Bench makes yet another appearance.
You see that cat Buford is a bad mother: Buford led off the game with a base hit. He also provided the second hit in the pivotal five-run sixth inning by the Orioles. He scored the Orioles' third run of the game on a hit by Boog Powell.
Shut your mouth: The star of this game was probably Elrod Hendricks, who capped the sixth-inning rally with a two-run double that put the Orioles ahead 6-4 (they started the inning trailing 4-1).
No one understands him but his woman: The Reds led 4-0 at one point, but Lee May's two-run double in the first inning was pretty much forgotten by the end of the Orioles' 6-5 victory.
(A word about the back): A combined nine pitchers were used in this game. That's more like a modern pitching workload.