TWISP Notes #27

November 14, 1991

Fans! May 21st is ‘Phil Mankowski Day’ at Tiger Stadium. To help celebrate his return to baseball after a 6-year absence, all fans at the game will receive a free Phil Mankowski baseball card. Order your tickets now at all Detroit area ticket outlets…

The SP78 April Stat Guide is now available at all Statis Pro ballparks…

The Tigers sent pitcher Ed Glynn to Evansville of the American Association to make room on their roster for Phil Mankowski, who had been on the DL since April 19th. In ten games, Glynn was 1-1 with a 3.78 ERA and one save…

Wichita outfielder Mike Vail, still distraught over his return to the minors after Cubs third baseman Steve Ontiveros was taken off the disabled list, has been reported missing by the AAA club…

NL – May 20

San Diego clobbered Cincinnati for the second straight day, an 11-1 pasting at Riverfront Stadium. Dave Winfield had four of San Diego’s 23 hits, and Randy Jones (2-5) pitched a complete-game 7-hitter…The Dodgers remained tied for first with the Padres by defeating the Giants 9-6. Dusty Baker and Davey Lopes clubbed HR’s for LA…The league’s top hitter, Darrel Chaney, slugged a pair of homers in leading Atlanta to a 6-5 win over the Astros. He also added a single late in the game to improve his average to .408…The Mets surprised the Phillies 4-1 in New York as Jerry Koosman and Kevin Kobel combined on an eight-hitter. The Phillies still lead the East by six games…The Expos survived a 7th-inning grand slam by Dale Berra and nipped the Pirates 6-5. The Bucs lost outfielders Bill Robinson and Omar Moreno for at least a week apiece after a violent collision rendered both men senseless…George Hendrick’s 9th-inning double proved to be the deciding hit as the Cardinals rallied for a 7-5 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Leadoff batter Mike Tyson, who had singled to begin the ninth, scored from first on Hendrick’s hit, just beating the throw from Greg Gross in right. Mark Littell (2-3) earned the win in relief, while Bruce Sutter saw his record drop to 0-5…

AL – May 20

Yankee Ron Guidry earned his major league-leading ninth win and faced just 27 Blue Jays batters over nine innings—allowing only a second inning single to John Mayberry—in leading New York to a 14-0 massacre of Toronto in SP78 Game #500. It was Guidry’s 9th complete game and 3rd shutout of the year…The Twins lost their hold on the AL West lead after a 4-1 loss to the Royals in Kansas City. Larry Gura (4-5) earned the complete-game victory…Red hot Rick Waits improved his record to 8-1 and catcher Gary Alexander had a pair of 2-run homers, leading Cleveland to a stunning 8-1 win over visiting Baltimore. The two teams will wrap up the series with a doubleheader tomorrow…Seattle moved into first place by percentage points in the West with a close 5-4 win over Texas at the Kingdome. Two ninth inning homers brought the Rangers to within one, but Enrique Romo coaxed pinch-hitter John Ellis to ground out to preserve the M’s victory. Seattle’s 28 wins is second best in the majors…In a game shortened by rain, the White Sox topped Oakland 3-1 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Winner Francisco Barrios (2-3) allowed one hit, a home run to Rico Carty in the fourth…Bob Montgomery’s bases-loaded, 2-run single in the top of the 11th inning was the deciding blow as the Red Sox clipped the Tigers 5-4. Five Detroit pitchers walked 11 Sox batters, two of which scored in the final frame…A Pacific rainstorm hammered the west coast and halted the Angels-Brewers game after three innings. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader May 21st…

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