Monday, 5 October 2020

October 5, 2020

1,410 years ago

Died on this date
Phocas, 62 or 63
. Emperor of the Byzantine Emperor, 602-610. Phocas seized the throne by leading a coup that overthrew Emperor Maurice. Phocas distrusted Constantinople's elite, installed his relatives in high positions, and brutally murdered opponents. He was regarded as an incompetent ruler, and the empire was frequently raided and threatened by various enemies. Heraclius led a rebellion against Phocas, personally beheaded him, and declared himself Emperor.

225 years ago

Born on this date
Alexander Keith
. U.K.-born Canadian brewer and politician. Mr. Keith, a native of Scotland, emigrated to Nova Scotia in 1817, and founded Alexander Keith's Brewery in Halifax in 1820. He was Mayor of Halifax (1843-1844, 1852-1853) and President of the Legislative Council of Nova Scotia from 1867 until his death on December 14, 1873 at the age of 78.

200 years ago

Born on this date
David Wilber
. U.S. politician. Mr. Wilber, a Republican, represented New York's 20th (1873-1875); 21st (1879-1881); and 24th (1887-1890) Districts in the U.S. House of Representatives. He died in office on April 1, 1890 at the age of 69, after several years of ill health.

140 years ago

Died on this date
Jacques Offenbach, 61
. German-born French musician and composer. Mr. Offenbach was a concert cellist for 20 years before embarking on a career as a composer of nearly 100 operettas. He was perhaps best known for his opera Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann), the orchestration of which was completed and the premiere performance held in 1881, after Mr. Offenbach's death from heart failure resulting from acute gout.

125 years ago

First Round (First games of 2-game, total points series)
Hamilton 17 @ Toronto 18
Royal Military College 17 @ Queen's College 28
Osgoode Hall 80 Highlanders 1

120 years ago

Harry Vardon shot respective scores of 76 and 80 in the final two rounds to win the U.S. Open at Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton, Illinois with a total scored of 313, 2 strokes ahead of J.H. Taylor. First prize money was $200.

110 years ago

World events

Portugal became a republic when King Manuel II was overthrown in a revolution.

Philadelphia Athletics’ manager Connie Mack inserted his 20-year-old son Earle as the team’s catcher in a game against the New York Highlanders at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. Earle, who had hit just .135 in 26 games in the minor leagues earlier that season, batted 2 for 4 with a triple in his first major league game. The Highlanders won 7-4.

The Washington Nationals rallied for 4 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to tie the Boston Red Sox 5-5 before 3,391 fans at American League Park in Washington in a game that was called after 9 innings. Doc Reisling relieved Washington starting pitcher Bob Groom and allowed 2 hits and 2 runs in 5.2 innings, walking 4 batters and striking out 2, throwing a wild pitch, making 1 putout and 2 assists, and batting 0 for 1 with a sacrifice in the 52nd and last game of his 4-year major league career.

100 years ago

World Series
Cleveland Indians 3 @ Brooklyn Robins 1 (Cleveland led best-of-nine series 1-0)

Stan Coveleski pitched a 5-hitter to lead the Indians over the Robins before 23,573 fans at Ebbets Field in the first World Series game in the Cleveland team’s history. Steve O’Neill drove in 2 runs for the Indians, and Smoky Joe Wood scored 2. Rube Marquard gave up 5 hits in 6 innings in taking the loss. The game was over in 1 hour and 41 minutes.

90 years ago

Died on this date
Christopher Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson, 55
. Indian-born U.K. politician. Lord Thomson served with the British Army during the Boer War and World War I. He was elevated to the House of Lords in 1924, and serived as Secretary of State for Air in the Labour Party governments of Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald from January-November 1924 and from June 29 until his death in the crash of airship R101.

Allard de Ridder conducted the revived Vancouver Symphony Society (today's Vancouver Symphony Orchestra) in its first concert at the Orpheum Theatre movie house.

The British airship R101 crashed in France en route to India on its maiden overseas flight, killing 48 passengers and crew.

Newark (1-5-1) 0 @ Providence (2-1) 14
Staten Island (2-2-1) 0 @ Brooklyn (1-1-1) 20
Chicago Cardinals (0-1-2) 0 @ Portsmouth (2-0-1) 0
Chicago Bears (1-1-1) 20 @ Minneapolis (0-1-1) 0

World Series
Philadelphia Athletics 1 @ St. Louis Cardinals 3 (Best-of-seven series tied 2-2)

The Cardinals scored 2 unearned runs on an error by Jimmy Dykes in the bottom of the 4th inning to defeat the Athletics before 39,946 fans at Sportsman’s Park. Jesse Haines (1-0) pitched a 4-hitter, giving up a run in the top of the 1st. Losing pitcher Lefty Grove (1-1) gave up just 5 hits in pitching a complete game. The game was over in 1 hour and 41 minutes.

80 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I'll Never Smile Again--Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra (vocal refrain by Frank Sinatra and the Pied Pipers) (11th week at #1)

On the radio

Died on this date
Lincoln Loy McCandless, 81
. U.S. politician. Mr. McCandless, a native of Pennsylvania, moved to Hawaii in 1882, constructing artesian wells. A Republican, he represented the 5th District in the Republic of Hawaii House of Representatives from 1898-1900. When Hawaii became a territory of the United States in 1900, Mr. McCandless served as a Senator from 1902-1906. He switched his allegiance to the Democratic Party in 1908 to challenge Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana'ole, the territory's non-voting delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. McCandless lost several elections, but was finally elected in 1932, serving as Hawaii's delegate to the House from 1933-1935, losing his bid for re-election in 1934. He died 17 days after his 81st birthday.

Silvestre Revueltas Sánchez, 40. Mexican composer and conductor. Mr. Revueltas was a violinist who served as assistant conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico (1929-1935), composing film scores, chamber music, and orchestral works. He had difficulty earning money in the late 1930s, and drank himself to death.

Toronto (1-0) 9 @ Montreal (0-1) 8
Ottawa (1-0) 21 @ Hamilton (0-1) 1

Winnipeg (4-2) 3 @ Calgary (3-2) 1

Chicago Cardinals (1-2-2) 17 @ Detroit (2-1-1) 43

World Series
Cincinnati Reds 5 @ Detroit Tigers 2 (Best-of-seven series tied 2-2)

The Reds scored 2 runs in the top of the 1st inning and went on to defeat the Tigers before 54,093 fans at Briggs Stadium. Paul Derringer pitched a 5-hit compete game for the win. Losing pitcher Dizzy Trout gave up 6 hits and 3 runs before being relieved after facing 3 batters and giving up a run-scoring double by Jimmy Ripple in the 3rd inning. The first 4 batters in the Reds’ lineup--Billy Werber, Mike McCormick, Ival Goodman, and Frank McCormick--each had 2 hits.

75 years ago

A six-month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers studios.

World Series
Chicago Cubs 3 @ Detroit Tigers 0 (Chicago led best-of-seven series 2-1)

Claude Passeau pitched a 1-hitter and drove in the final run of the game with an outfield fly as the Cubs shut out the Tigers before 55,500 fans at Briggs Stadium. Rudy York's single with 2 out in the 2nd inning was the only Detroit hit.

70 years ago

Died on this date
Frederic Lewy, 65
. German-born U.S. neurologist. Dr. Lewy began his career in Germany, but fled to the United States after the Nazis came to power in Germany in 1933. He was best known for the discovery of Lewy bodies, a characteristic indicator of Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies.

Jonas Rocha. Brazilian politician. Mr. Rocha was the leader of the National Democratic Union.

The Pakistani government reported that its forces had repelled an invasion of Afghan tribesmen and regular troops in the Dobandi area after six days of fighting.

Greece agreed to join Turkey in defense consultations with Atlantic Pact nations.

Austrian Communists called off a two-day general strike after failing to disrupt state-run industry.

Economics and finance
Representatives of British Commonwealth states, meeting in London, adopted a six-year program of technical and financial assistance to backward countries in Asia.

The U.S.A. and U.K. announced a seven-year agreement between the largest aircraft engine manufacturers of both countries for production collaboration and exchange of designs, research, and technical knowledge.

The U.S. National Labor Relations Board announced that it would limit itself in the future to ruling on labour disputes seriously affecting interstate commerce.

World Series
New York Yankees 2 @ Philadelphia Phillies 1 (10 innings) (New York led best-of-seven series 2-0)

Joe DiMaggio’s home run leading off the top of the 10th inning broke a 1-1 tie before 32,660 fans at Shibe Park. Allie Reynolds gave up 7 hits in pitching a complete game victory, while losing pitcher Robin Roberts gave up 10 hits in going the distance.

60 years ago

Saskatchewan (1-10-1) 22 @ Calgary (3-8-2) 39

11.000 attended the game at McMahon Stadium.

World Series
New York Yankees 4 @ Pittsburgh Pirates 6 (Pittsburgh led best-of-seven series 1-0)

The Pirates scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning and Bill Mazeroski hit a 2-run home run off Jim Coates in the 4th as they defeated the Yankees 6-4 before 36,676 fans at Forbes Field. Vern Law pitched 7 innings to get the win, while Roy Face picked up the save despite giving up a 2-run homer to Elston Howard in the 9th. Roger Maris, playing his first World Series game, hit a solo home run for the Yankees early in the game.

50 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): In the Summertime--The Mixtures (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Tegami--Saori Yuki (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): El Cóndor Pasa--Simon & Garfunkel (2nd week at #1)

On the radio
The Challenge of Space, on Springbok Radio
Tonight’s episode: The Life Form

On television tonight
The news and current affairs program 24Hours was first broadcast on CBWT in Winnipeg.

The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) began operations, taking over many of the functions of its predecessor, National Educational Television (NET).

James Cross, British trade minister in Quebec, was kidnapped from his Montreal home by members of the Front de Liberation du Quebec (FLQ), an organization promoting Quebec's separation from Canada that had been committing terrorist acts for seven years. The kidnapping of Mr. Cross marked the beginning of Canada's "October Crisis."

An explosion damaged a police statue in Chicago's Haymarket Square and was tied, with other bombings, to the Weatherman faction of Students for a Democratic Society.

U.S. President Richard Nixon arrived back in Washington after his eight-day European tour, which he proclaimed a diplomatic success.

Chicago (2-1) 14 @ Detroit (3-0) 28

The St. Louis Cardinals traded first baseman Dick Allen to the Los Angeles Dodgers for second baseman Ted Sizemore and catcher Bob Stinson. Mr. Allen batted .279 with 34 home runs and 101 runs batted in in 122 games in his only season as a Cardinal despite suffering a leg injury and missing 40 games. Mr. Sizemore also missed time with a leg injury in 1970, hitting .306 with 1 home run and 34 RBIs in 96 games. Mr. Stinson was 0 for 3 with no runs batted in in 4 games with the Dodgers in 1970, and hit .298 with 6 homers and 53 RBIs in 101 games with the Spokane Indians of the AAA Pacific Coast League.

National League Championship Series
Pittsburgh 2 @ Cincinnati 3 (Cincinnati won best-of-five series 3-0)

Pinch hitter Ty Cline drew a base on balls in the bottom of the 8th inning and came home on consecutive singles by Pete Rose and Bobby Tolan to score the decisive run as the Reds edged the Pirates before 40,538 fans at Riverfront Stadium to win the National League Championship Series in 3 straight games and take their first NL pennant in 9 years. Tony Cloninger started on the mound for the Reds and left after 5 innings with the game tied 2-2. Milt Wilcox (1-0) pitched 3 innings of scoreless relief to get the win, and Don Gullett got the final out in the 9th to earn his second straight save. Bob Moose (0-1) started for the Pirates and pitched 7.2 innings in taking the loss. The Pirates scored a run in the top of the 1st, but the Reds took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the inning on consecutive home runs by Tony Perez and Johnny Bench.

American League Championship Series
Minnesota 1 @ Baltimore 6 (Baltimore won best-of-five series 3-0)

The Orioles scored 5 runs in the first 3 innings and coasted to victory over the Twins before 27,608 fans at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore to win their second straight AL pennant. Brooks Robinson had 3 hits for the Orioles, and teammate Dave Johnson hit a home run in his second straight game. Jim Palmer (1-0)pitched a 7-hit complete game for the win. Losing pitcher Jim Kaat (0-1) gave up 6 hits and 2 bases on balls in 2+ innings; Bert Blyleven, Tom Hall, and Jim Perry followed with 2 innings each.

40 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Food for Thought--UB40 (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Upside Down--Diana Ross (5th week at #1)

Politics and government
In West German parliamentary elections, Chancellor Helmut Schmidt's ruling coalition of Social Democrats and Free Democrats won an increased majority of seats in the lower house of the Bundestag, assuring Mr. Schmidt of another four years in office. The new coalition had a majority of 45 seats, up from 10. The Free Democrats made the biggest gains, going from 39 seats to 53, while the Social Democrats increased from 214 seats to 218. Both major parties--Social Democrats and Christian Democrats--had criticized the opposition candidate for Chancellor, Franz-Josef Strauss. Incumbent parties received 53.5% of the total vote and the opposition parties recieved 44.5%. Voter turnout was 88.7%.

Montreal (7-6) 14 @ Ottawa (6-7) 49
Edmonton (10-2) 14 @ Winnipeg (8-4) 28
Toronto (5-8) 14 @ Calgary (6-6) 27

Ottawa quarterback Jordan Case completed all 14 of his passes for 176 yards and 4 touchdowns and rushed 7 times for 52 yards and a touchdown to lead the Rough Riders to victory before 24,971 fans at Lansdowne Park. Mr. Cox threw touchdown passes to Richard Crump, Rick Sowieta, Tony Gabriel, and Martin Cox. Mr. Sowieta was a defensive lineman who had been inserted on offense for this play. Mr. Crump carried 24 times for 159 yards as the Rough Riders amassed 290 yards rushing. Jim Reid also rushed for an Ottawa touchdown. Gerry Organ kicked 6 converts, 2 field goals, and a single. Mr. Gabriel led all receivers with 145 yards on 8 receptions. Montreal quarterback Gerry Dattilio completed 17 of 26 passes for 219 yards and touchdowns to Fred Biletnikoff and Keith Baker.

Ken Johnson threw 2 touchdown passes to Tom Forzani in the 1st quarter and another to Willie Burden in the 2nd quarter as the Stampeders built a 24-1 halftime lead and coasted to victory over the Argonauts before 30,265 fans at McMahon Stadium. Mike McTague, filling in for an injured J.T. Hay, kicked 3 converts and 2 field goals. The Argonauts scored 10 of their points in the 4th quarter, with their lone touchdown coming on a 4-yard rush by Ben Cowins. Zenon Andrusyshyn converted and added 2 field goals and a single. Mr. Forzani led the Stampeders with 7 receptions for 131 yards, while Toronto’s Bob Gaddis caught 5 for 132. Calgary’s James Sykes rushed 15 times for 95 yards and caught 4 passes for 19. Mr. Cowins led the Toronto ground game with 8 carries for 59 yards.

Dieter Brock completed 2 touchdown passes of 23 yards each to Mike Holmes and another of 8 yards to William Miller as the Blue Bombers won their seventh straight game and ended the Eskimos’ 5-game winning streak. Trevor Kennerd converted all 3 Winnipeg touchdowns and added 2 field goals and a single. Mr. Miller rushed 16 times for 105 yards, while Mr. Holmes led the Winnipeg receivers with 8 receptions for 98 yards. Tom Scott led the Eskimos with 120 yards on 6 receptions. The Blue Bombers led 25-7 in the 4th quarter before the Eskimos finally scored a touchdown on a 2-yard rush by starting quarterback Warren Moon. Dave Cutler converted and also kicked 2 field goals and a single. Mr. Moon and Tom Wilkinson combined to complete just 17 of 41 passes for 348 yards and 4 interceptions. A large crowd of 28,238 attended the game at Winnipeg Stadium.

The San Diego Padres, 6th and last in the National League West Division with a record of 73-89, fired manager Jerry Coleman. He had assumed the position after 8 years as a broadcaster on Padres’ games, and returned to the booth after being fired as manager.

Ron Cey hit a 2-run home run with none in the bottom of the 8th inning to enable the Los Angeles Dodgers to edge the Houston Astros 4-3 before 52,339 fans at Dodger Stadium, sweeping a 3-game series to end the regular season in a tie with the Astros for the National League West Division lead, necessitating a 1-game playoff for the division pennant the next day.

The Philadelphia Phillies scored 2 runs in the top of the 10th inning to break a 5-5 tie, but with 2 out in the bottom of the 10th, Chris Speier singled and went to third base on a single by pinch hitter Willie Montanez, and Jerry White followed with a home run to give the Montreal Expos an 8-7 win before 30,104 fans at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, finishing the season 1 game behind the pennant-winning Phillies in the National League East Division. Montreal's Ron LeFlore, limited to pinch running duties because of a broken wrist, entered the game in the 8th inning, stole second and third bases, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Larry Parrish to tie the score 5-5. The stolen bases gave Mr. LeFlore 97 for the season 1 more than Omar Moreno of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Mr. LeFlore had led the American League in stolen bases in 1978 with the Detroit Tigers, and thus became the first player to lead each major league in steals. Steve Ratzer made his major league debut as Montreal's starting pitcher, allowing 9 hits and 5 runs--all earned--in 4 innings, walking 2 batters and striking out none, making 1 putout and 2 assists, and batting 0 for 1. John Tamargo came to bat for the Expos as a pinch hitter in the 6th, drawing a base on balls and scoring in the 135th and last game of his 5-year major league career. Hal Dues, the third of four Montreal pitchers, pitched 2 perfect innings in the 37th and last game of his 3-year major league career. Philadelphia catcher Ozzie Virgil played his first major league game, batting 1 for 5 with a double and a run, making 4 putouts. Philadelphia right fielder Orlando Isales was 1 for 4 with a run and a run batted in, making 1 putout in his 3rd and last major league game. Tim McCarver entered the game for Philadelphia in the 3rd inning as a pinch runner for Pete Rose and remained in the game through the 8th inning at first base, batting 1 for 3 with a double, 2 runs, and 2 RBIs, making 7 putouts in the 1,909th and last game of his 21-year major league career.

Vance Law tripled with 1 out in the bottom of the 4th inning and scored on a single by Bill Robinson for the game's only run as the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Chicago Cubs 1-0 before 20,588 fans at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. Don Robinson (7-10) pitched a 4-hitter to outduel Doug Capilla (2-8), who allowed 6 hits and 1 earned run in 7 innings. Pittsburgh first baseman Manny Sanguillen batted 0 for 3 and made 11 putouts and 1 assist, participating in a double play in the 1,448th and last game of his 13-year major league career.

Ben Oglivie singled with 1 out in the bottom of the 15th inning, stole second base, and scored from there on a 2-out single by Vic Harris to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 5-4 win over the Oakland Athletics before 9,813 fans at County Stadium in Milwaukee. Mr. Harris batted 2 for 6 with a run batted in, a stolen base, 1 putout, and an error in the 579th and last game of his 8-year major league career. The winning hit came immediately after the second intentional walk of the game given to designated hitter John Poff, who was 0 for 5 in the 31st and last game of his 2-year major league career. Orlando Gonzalez played the last 5 innings in left field for Oakland, batting 0 for 1 and making 2 putouts in the 79th and last game of his 3-year major league career.

25 years ago

At the movies
Avalon, directed by Barry Levinson and starring Armin Mueller-Stahl, Elizabeth Perkins, Joan Plowright, and Aidan Quinn, opened in theatres.

Politics and government
Liberals in the Canadian Senate ended their filibuster on the Goods and Services Tax. Liberal Senator Sid Buckwold, chairman of the Banking Committee, moveds a report recommending that the 7% Goods and Services Tax proposed by the Progressive Conservative government of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney be killed.

A jury in Cincinnati found that city’s Contemporary Arts Center and its director, Dennis Barrie, not guilty of obscenity charges for exhibiting 175 photographs of the late disgusting sodomite Robert Mapplethorpe. Five of the photos depicted sadomasochistic or homoerotic acts, and two others showed children with exposed genitals. The imbeciles on the jury agreed that the photos showed serious artistic merit and hence did not meet the Supreme Court’s definition of obscenity.

After 150 years, The Herald broadsheet newspaper in Melbourne, Australia was published for the last time as a separate newspaper.

Toronto (8-6) 9 @ Winnipeg (10-4) 25

The Argos, who had scored 286 points--an average of 53.7 per game--in their previous 5 games, were held without a touchdown, as the Blue Bombers made 1 interception and recovered 3 Toronto fumbles before a Winnipeg Stadium crowd of 30,484. The Argos fumbled the opening kickoff on their own 45-yard line, and Winnipeg scored just 2 plays later, as Mr. Burgess completed a 27-yard touchdown pass to Robert Mimbs. Trevor Kennerd converted and added a 42-yard field goal less than 3 minutes later to make the score 10-0. Lance Chomyc kicked a 21-yard field goal to cut the lead to 10-3 before Warren Hudson rushed 1 yard for a touchdown to make the score, after Mr. Kennerd’s convert, 17-3 at the end of the 1st quarter. The scoring in the last 3 quarters consisted of 2 more field goals and a single by Mr. Kennerd and a punt single by Winnipeg’s Bob Cameron. Mr. Chomyc added 2 more field goals for the Argos. Mr. Mimbs rushed 24 times for 104 yards to pass 1,000 yards for the season; he added 48 yards on 3 pass receptions. Mr. Burgess completed 22 of 35 passes for 265 yards. Toronto quarterback Rickey Foggie completed just 13 of 33 passes for 149 yards and an interception, but led his team’s ground attack with 85 yards on 8 carries. For Argo running back Lorenzo Rivers, the game was his last in the CFL. He had come into the league two year earlier as a pre-season sensation with the British Columbia Lions and had been touted as their answer to Henry "Gizmo" Williams of the Edmonton Eskimos, but Mr. Rivers was unable to duplicate his pre-season punt return heroics in regular season play.

National League Championship Series
Pittsburgh 1 @ Cincinnati 2 (Best-of-seven series tied 1-1)

Paul O’Neill singled in 1 run in the 1st inning and doubled in another run in the 5th as the Reds edged the Pirates 2-1 before 54,456 fans at Riverfront Stadium. Tom Browning (1-0) started on the mound for the Reds and pitched 6 innings to get the win. Randy Myers pitched 1.2 innings to get the save. Doug Drabek (0-1) went the distance and gave up just 5 hits in taking the loss. Jose Lind hit a home run in the 5th inning off Mr. Browning for the Pirates’ run.

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Man on the Edge--Iron Maiden

This blogger was in attendance for the second day of a three-day discernment and prophecy conference at Zion Baptist Community Church in Edmonton, with guest speakers Larry Thomas and Dave Hunt. In the morning session, Mr. Thomas spoke on the topic Learn to Discern, while Mr. Hunt's topic was A Cup of Trembling, the title of his new book. The two men held a question-and-answer session with pastors in the afternoon. In the evening, Mr. Hunt spoke on The Gospel of God, and Mr. Thomas's topic was Ichabod.

20 years ago

Opposition protesters in Serbia stormed the Yugoslav parliament building in Belgrade and proclaimed Vojislav Kostunica as the new President of Yugoslavia.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat each told their commanders to pull back from further confrontation in the Gaza Strip and West Bank and towns inside Israel.

Politics and government
U.S. Senator and Democratic Party vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman and former U.S. Defense Secretary and Republican Party vice presidential candidate Dick Cheney debated each other in Danville, Kentucky. They restated many of the positions of the presidential candidates.

National League Division Series
New York 5 @ San Francisco 4 (10 innings) (Best-of-five series tied 1-1)

Jay Payton’s single in the top of the 10th inning drove in the winning run as the Mets edged the Giants before 40,430 fans at Pacific Bell Park. The Mets led 2-1 after 8 innings and extended the lead to 4-1 on a 2-run home run by Edgardo Alfonzo in the top of the 9th. The Giants tied the game in the bottom of the 9th on a 3-run homer by pinch hitter J.T. Snow off Armando Benitez, who blew the save but got the win. Al Leiter started for the Mets and pitched 8+ innings. San Francisco starting pitcher Shawn Estes left after 3 innings; Felix Rodriguez, who entered the game in the 9th inning, took the loss.

Atlanta 4 @ St. Louis 10 (St. Louis led best-of-five series 2-0)

The Cardinals gave up 2 runs in the top of the 1st inning and then scored 8 in the first 4 innings to defeat the Braves 10-4 before 52,389 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium. Will Clark hit a 3-run home run for the Cardinals and Jim Edmonds added 3 doubles. St. Louis starting pitcher Darryl Kile pitched into the 8th inning to get the win while Tom Glavine lasted just 2.1 innings in taking the loss.

10 years ago

Died on this date
Mary Leona Gage, 71
. U.S. beauty contestant. Miss Gage was Miss Maryland USA 1957 and was crowned Miss USA 1957, but was stripped of her title when it was revealed that she was 18--three years below the minimum age limit--and was married and had two children. Miss Gage went through several marriages and divorces, lost custody of her children, and appeared in minor roles in several movies.

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