This Week In Baseball – Mel Allen – June 6, 1982 – WMCA, New York – Gordon Skene Sound Collection –
Taking a look at Major League Baseball this week of June 6, 1982 with the legendary Mel Allen.
Cramming a lot of Baseball into the space of 15 minutes starting with a Chicago Cubs victory over Los Angeles in a 13 inning cliff-hanger. It was a week of cliff-hangers, nail-biters and extra innings. The Phillies had a 6-2 win over Atlanta. Pittsburgh’s Johnny Ray went four for six against the San Francisco. In the bottom of the 13th inning, Johnny Ray hit a home run, sealing the Pirates victory in another cliff-hanger for the week. The St. Louis Cardinals were trailing San Diego 5-3 in the bottom of the 10th inning. With two outs and two runs later, a pinch-hitter by the name of Dane Iorge put the Cardinals over the top in another nail-biter.
The American League East was having its fair share of hot teams during this week in Baseball. This week the streak was in Cleveland, where the Indians won seven times in seven tries. The Mariners were coming from behind in 17 of their first 25 wins, the latest was (another cliff-hanger) between the Mariners and the Red Sox when Gary Grey hit a home run, bringing the Mariners up from behind with a 3-1 win. The performance was repeated the next night with Paul Serna doing the honors of pulling off another miracle.
And the Budweiser (“This Bud’s For You”) award for Player of The Week went to Rupert Jones, The Padre’s Center Fielder has been leading the League in hitting and being a major contributor in the Padre’s recent winning streak.
And that’s just a small slice of Baseball goings-on for the week ending June 6, 1982 as presented by Mel Allen and This Week In Baseball (radio version) broadcast over WMCA-AM in New York. There’s a bunch, all from the 1980s. Depending on how response is, I can start running them every week.
And some light reading:
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