Gibby gets 3000

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SHMHTUS ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH POST-DISPATCH POST-DISPATCH THURSDAY, JULY 18, 1974 SECTilON MM G 11 11 1 OGGQD 11 11 1 11 11 11 1 11 11 11 1 jl j V 1 ' I ' X ' ; Cimicv ik A Sleepeir By Neal Russo Of the Post-Dispatch Post-Dispatch Post-Dispatch Staff Why did Sparky Anderson defy the baseball book by putting putting the potential winning run on base in the twelfth inning last night? The Cincinnati Reds manager said he wanted to make sure he'd sleep after are game at Busch Stadium, where the Cardinals' Bob Gibson made history with his 3000th strikeout. "I wouldn't have slept if we didn't walk Lou Brock and he beat us," Anderson said. "He's beaten our club a lot in the last few years, at least three times with home runs. If Mike Tyson had beaten us, I would have slept." Tyson didn't beat the Reds after Anderson ordered a bases-filling bases-filling bases-filling walk to Brock with two out in the twelfth. He popped out and the rampaging Reds had a 6-4 6-4 6-4 victory over the fading fading Cardinals. The loss was the Redbirds' fifth in a row and their eleventh in 12 games. They are hanging around in third place, still two games from the top, in the mixed-up mixed-up mixed-up National League Eastern Eastern Division. Meanwhile, in the NL West, the second-place second-place second-place Reds have crept within 5 games of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who led by lO'i games just eight days ago. George Foster shattered the Busch Stadium tie last night with a two-run two-run two-run double off Orlando Pena just after Pena entered entered the game. Rich Folkers, the losing pitcher, made his big mistake when he walked light-hitting light-hitting light-hitting Darell Chaney with one out in the twelfth. Dave Conception pushed Chaney to third base with a single and Foster sent both runners home with his double. Gibson had to struggle extra hard because of defensive problems. His 3000th strikeout victim was Cesar Geronimo in the second inning. He swung and missed on a fastball that was high and certainly not a strike. That makes Gibson the only National Leaguer to strike out as many as 3000 batters. The only American Leaguer with that distinction is Walter Johnson, with 3508. 1 14'- 14'- v ' -4 -4 """ X y : : -! -! ? 7 Mr A Sob Gibson delivers strikeout Pitch No. 3000. 'tJrjG9G0G)Q1r TIPIS 4-PLV -i -i

Clipped from St. Louis Post-Dispatch18 Jul 1974, ThuPage 19

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri)18 Jul 1974, ThuPage 19
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