Atlanta Braves Debut in Atlanta

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If Was Lonely at Both Braves Baseball Parks (By Che Associaiea Press) At County Stadium in Milwaukee'. Milwaukee'. 62-year-old Florence M. Murray, who had never missed a Brave.s’ home opener, took her regular seat in Box 11, Tier 21, holding the scorecards of 13 past seasons. But there wasn't much going on. •'It \eas lonely," she admitted At Atlanta Stadium deep in Dixie. 24-year-old Willie Lan ders, another baseball fan, took his seat in Aisle 340. Row 23. waving his can of beer and howling as the Braves made their debut in the Deep South. There was plenty going on. But Landers was getting lonely- lonely- “Too many ties here for these people to be real baseball fans, ’ said Landers, who watched the crowd begin to sift out of the new $18 million dollar arena League Standings Today’s Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS National League Tuesday’s Results San Francisco 9. Chicago 1 Pittsburgh 3, Atlanta 2, 13 in- ings Los Angeles 3, Houston 2 New York at Cincinnati, postponed, postponed, rain Philadelphia at St. Louis, postponed, rain W. L. Pet. G.B. San Fran. 1 0 1.000 — Pittsburgh .1 0 1.000 — Los Angeles 1 0 1.000 — Cincinnati 0 0 .000 Vi New York . 0 0 .000 PhUa ............... 0 0 .{k)0 *,2 St. Louij .... 0 0 .000 li Chicago ........ 0 1 .000 1 AtlanU ........ 0 1 .(too 1 Houston ........ 0 1 .000 1 Today’s Games Houston at Los Angeles. N Pittsburgh at Atlanta, N Philadelphia at St. Louis, N New York at Cincinnati. N Chicago at San Francisco, N Thursday’s Games Philadelphia at St. Louis. N Houston at Los Angeles, N Chicago at San Francisco Only games scheduled American League Tuesday’s Results Baltimore 5, Boston 4, 13 Innings Innings Detroit 2, New York 1 Minnesota 2, Kansas City 1 Chicago 3, (California 2, 14 innings innings Only games scheduled W. L. Pet. G. Baltimore 1 0 1.000 — Detroit 10 1.000 — Cleveland 10 1.000 — Minnesota 1 0 i.ftoo— Chicago ........ 10 1.000 — California 0 1 .0001 when the game went into extra innings. And by the time WilLe Stargell Stargell slugged a two-run homer in the 13th inning, giving Pittsburgh Pittsburgh a 3-2 victory and ruining the Braves’ Dixie debut, half of the crowd of 50,671 had left. But then it had been a long day for many of the fans, who had taken part in a day of celebration celebration heralding the Braves’ official arrival. Schools and businesses were closed and a Holiday atmosphere took over the city as the Braves paraded down Peachtree Street. And the crowd at the ball park, though 200 less than capacity, capacity, exceeded season opening attendances in either Boston or Milwaukee, the Braves’ last two homes. “It was a great day and a great night,” said Braves’ President President John McHale. “I wasn’t disappointed some of the crowd left when the game was tied. That’s a normal thing at that hour.” Leo Durocher’s debut as manager manager of the Chicago Cubs also was ruined with Willie Mays spoiling his former boss’ return with a 415-foot homer that propelled propelled San Francisco to a 9-1 victory. In the only other National League game played, Ron Fair- Atlanta Draws 50,671 Fans (By the Associated Press) The Atlanta Braves’ drew an opening day high of 50,671 for their Dixie debut Tuesday, pushing major league baseball’s opening day attendance to a total of 272,844. The attendance figured to be higher but was held down by rain that forced the postpone mcnt of two National League openers. New York at Cincinnati Cincinnati and Philadelphia at St. Louis. With the Braves showing the way, three National League openers attracted 126,151. Both the Cleveland at Washington and Detroit at New York openers openers drew more than 40,000, giving the American League a total of 146,693 for five games. ly drove in all three runs as the world champion Los Angeles Dodgers defeated Houston 3-2. The New York-Cincinnati and Philadelphia - St. Louis games were rained out. In the American League, Minnesota Minnesota edged Kansas City, 2-1, Detroit nipped the New York Yankees by the same score, the Chicago White Sox outlasted California 3-2 in 14 innings and Baltimore outlasted Boston 5-4 in 13. Cleveland and Washington were not scheduled. Joe Torre hit two homers for the Braves, the first off Pirate starter Bob Veale in the fifth inning. Jim Pagliaroni then tied it in the eighth inning with a homer off Braves’ starter Tony Clonnger and it stayed that way until the 13th when Matty Alou beat out a bunt and Sar- gell conneced. Torre got one run back in the Braves’ half with his second homer, but it wasn’t enough. Cloninger, who went all the way. allowed 10 hits and struck out 12 while absorbing the loss. Juan Marichal got the victory for the Giants, hurling six innings innings of perfect baU and finishing finishing with a three-hitter. Marichal struck out eight and walked none. Mays’ homer, with one on off Larry Jackson, broke up a scoreless game and started a sixth-run fourth inning rally that put it out of reach. Len Gabrielson Gabrielson also homered for San Francisco. Fairly twice singled home Maiir>' Wills and broke open a 11 11 tie in the sixth inning when he drove in Wes Parker with a sacrifice sacrifice fly. Parker had walked, moved to second on a bunt and reached third on a passed ball by catcher John Bateman. Claude Osteen checked the Astros on six hits for the victory while veteran Robin Roberts, marking his 11th opening game assignment, took the loss. Bowling News MEN ~ .11, G. _ Even Dozen Tossers 0, DP&L 4 Goodbar 1. Shanahan Raiders 3 BrUf, 1 C'»"'»!«' Screw Drivers 1, Red Dot Trophies Trophies 3 Strait Lines 0, National Gear 4

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  1. Wilmington News-Journal,
  2. 13 Apr 1966, Wed,
  3. Page 14

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