Wednesday, September 17, 2014
no. 330 - 1970 world series, game 4
Who is the man: Well, if this is indeed a photo from Game 4 of the 1970 World Series, then I'm going to say the man is Darrel Chaney. Chaney, who wore No. 12 for the Reds in 1970, was a late-inning replacement at shortstop for the Reds in Game 4. He replaced Woody Woodward in the bottom of the seventh.
Can ya dig it: I believe this is a play near third base in foul territory. The umpire (yes, another umpire photo!) is either third base ump Ken Burkhardt or left field ump Red Flaherty.
Right on: The ball looks like the resin bag. It's not the greatest picture all around.
You see this cat Chaney is a bad mother: The play in the game that matches this photo is Chaney catching a foul pop off the bat of the Orioles' Davey Johnson behind third base for the first out of the ninth inning. The Reds were ahead 6-5 at this point and would win Game 4 by that same score three batters later.
Shut your mouth: The big star in this game was not Chaney but Reds first baseman Lee May, who blasted a three-run home run in the eighth inning to rally Cincinnati from a 5-3 deficit.
No one understands him but his woman: Brooks Robinson continued his smoking World Series, going 4-for-4 in this game with a home run -- all for naught.
(A word about the back): The putouts category threw me as a kid. I could never figure out why the catcher and first baseman always had so many putouts.