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1961  (League History:  1960 / 1962)


Hill Valley Brings 4th Another Championship
1961 AARBL World Series MVP Ed Bouchee
1961 AARBL World Series MVP
Ed Bouchee
    For the Fourth year in a row, the Hill Valley Lightning Bolts are the AARBL World Series Champions.  After defeating the Peoria Chiefs three years in a row, the Lightning Bolts found a new foe in the Wilmington Hornets, however, the result was the same, a Hill Valley Championship.  In an expansion season in which 8 games were added to the schedule, and two teams were added to the playoffs, the mighty Bolts did not miss a beat, as they set a record for wins in a season with 112 wins.  After winning the Western Division by 27 games over the Kansas City Athletics, Hill Valley met wild card winner Peoria in the inaugural Division Series and after splitting the first two games at home, ripped off three straight at Peoria to earn a spot in the World Series.  In the East, the Wilmington Hornets were almost as dominant, as they bettered the Chiefs and the Des Moines Dusters by ten games.  In the Division Series, the Hornets squeaked by the Dusters in seven games before meeting Hill Valley in the World Series.

In the World Series, it looked as though Hill Valley would cruise to the title as it won the first three games.  However, the Hornets refused to go quietly, and after six games, the series was all square.  Unfortunately for the Hornets, that's where the magic ended as the Bolts claimed their fourth straight title.  In the end, it was role player Ed Bouchee who made the biggest impact for the Lightning Bolts, and his .364 average, with 2 home runs and 6 RBIs was enough to earn MVP honors for the Series.

During the regular season, Hill Valley was led by outfielder Mickey Mantle, who joined former Peoria Chief Ted Kluszewski as the only repeat winner of the AARBL MVP Award.  The slugging Mantle also walked away with his first Babe Ruth Award.  Playing for the league's top team, Mantle led the Lightning Bolts to their 4th straight championship, and was largely responsible for the Bolts' league record 112 wins.  He was a nightmare for opposing pitchers all year long as he compiled a .301 batting average, with a league best 59 home runs and a league best 160 RBI. Also pouring on the offense were slugging first basemen Jim Gentile of the Peoria Chiefs (.331, 48 HRs, 132 RBIs) and Norm Cash of the Carolina Grays (.360, 43 HRs, 125 RBIs).  On the pitching side, Jim Archer of the Peoria Chiefs won the Rookie of the Year Award, and Bob Purkey of the Wilmington Hornets won the Cy Young Award with a 21-6 record with a 2.86 E.R.A.  Hill Valley reliever Hoyt Wilhelm was the Rolaids Reliever and Don Schwall of the Atlantic City Diamond Aces threw the season's only no hitter.

 1961 AARBL World Series:

    Wilmington vs. Hill Valley

Wilmington
3
Hill Valley
6
Wilmington
1
Hill Valley
10
Hill Valley
6
Wilmington
2
Hill Valley
1
Wilmington
2
Hill Valley
1
Wilmington
9
Wilmington
3
Hill Valley
2
Wilmington
2
Hill Valley
3




 Game 1
BOXSCORE: 1961 Wilmington Hornets At 1961 Hill Valley Lightning Bo 10/29/1961

BOXSCORE: 1961 Wilmington Hornets At 1961 Hill Valley Lightning Bo 10/29/1961

 

  Hornets            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Lightning Bolts    AB  R  H RBI AVG

  D.Howser SS         5  0  2  0 .400     V.Pinson LF         4  1  1  0 .250 

  B.Richardson 2B     5  0  0  0 .000     K.Boyer 3B          3  1  1  0 .333 

  E.Mathews 3B        5  1  2  0 .400     M.Mantle CF         4  1  2  3 .500 

  D.Stuart LF         4  0  2  0 .500     R.Maris RF          5  1  1  0 .200 

  W.McCovey 1B        4  0  3  0 .750     J.Blanchard C       4  1  1  2 .250 

  A.Smith CF          3  0  1  1 .333     E.Bouchee 1B        3  1  1  0 .333 

  J.Rivera RF         3  0  0  0 .000     C.Schilling 2B      3  0  0  0 .000 

  J.Roseboro C        3  1  0  0 .000     L.Aparicio SS       4  0  1  0 .250 

  F.Lary P            0  0  0  0 ----     S.Williams P        3  0  0  0 .000 

  B.Shantz P          0  0  0  0 ----   C-L.Wagner PH         1  0  1  01.000 

A-B.Skinner PH        1  0  0  0 .000     J.McClain P         0  0  0  0 ---- 

  C.Nichols P         1  0  0  0 .000     H.Wilhelm P         0  0  0  0 ---- 

  B.Schultz P         0  0  0  0 ----                                         

B-B.Johnson PH        1  0  0  0 .000                                          

  S.Miller P          0  0  0  0 ----                                         

D-F.Howard PH         1  1  1  21.000                                         

                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      

         Totals      36  3 11  3                 Totals      34  6  9  5

 

A-Pinch Hit For Shantz In 3rd Inning

B-Pinch Hit For Schultz In 7th Inning

C-Pinch Hit For Williams In 8th Inning

D-Pinch Hit For Miller In 9th Inning

 

Hornets......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 1 2  -  3 11  3

Lightning Bolts. 5 0 0  0 1 0  0 0    -  6  9  0

 

Hornets (0-1)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

F.Lary LOSS(0-1)          0       5   5   5   0   0   2  14   ----  A1 A5

B.Shantz                  2       1   0   0   0   0   0  34   0.00  A6 B3

C.Nichols                 2       1   0   0   3   0   0  40   0.00  B4 C4

B.Schultz                 2       1   1   1   2   1   0  39   4.50  C5 D4

S.Miller                  2       1   0   0   1   2   0  33   0.00  D5

Totals                    8       9   6   6   6   3   2

 

Lightning Bolts (1-0)    IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

S.Williams WIN(1-0)       8       9   1   1   1   4   0 122   1.13  A1 D7

J.McClain                 0 2/3   2   2   2   1   0   1  20  27.00  D8 E3

H.Wilhelm SAVE(1st)       0 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   0   3   0.00  E4

Totals                    9      11   3   3   2   5   1

 

ATTENDANCE- 47,220 DATE- Sunday, October 29th 1961 TIME- Day

T- 2:32

LEFT ON BASE- Hornets:10  Lightning Bolts:10

DOUBLE PLAYS- Hornets: 0  Lightning Bolts: 1

ERRORS- E.Mathews, J.Roseboro-2

DOUBLES- E.Mathews(1st), D.Stuart(1st), E.Bouchee(1st)

HOME RUNS- F.Howard(1st), M.Mantle(1st), J.Blanchard(1st)

STOLEN BASES- L.Aparicio(1st)

SACRIFICE FLIES- A.Smith

WALKS- J.Rivera, J.Roseboro, V.Pinson, K.Boyer-2, M.Mantle, E.Bouchee,

       C.Schilling

HIT BY PITCH- D.Stuart

STRIKE OUTS- E.Mathews, D.Stuart, W.McCovey, J.Roseboro, C.Nichols, R.Maris,

             C.Schilling, L.Aparicio

GIDP- E.Mathews

WILD PITCHES- B.Schultz-2

 

At FENWAY PARK the Hill Valley Lightning Bolts outscored the Wilmington

Hornets 6 to 3.

 

Hill Valley took the lead off Frank Lary in the first inning when they tallied

5 runs on 6 hits.  That early scoring was all that Stan Williams(1-0) needed.

Hill Valley finished with 9 hits in the victory. 

 

Hoyt Wilhelm earned the save, his 1st.  Lary(0-1) was tagged with the loss.

He allowed 5 runs and 5 hits without retiring a batter. 


 Game 2
BOXSCORE: 1961 Wilmington Hornets At 1961 Hill Valley Lightning Bo 10/30/1961

BOXSCORE: 1961 Wilmington Hornets At 1961 Hill Valley Lightning Bo 10/30/1961

 

  Hornets            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Lightning Bolts    AB  R  H RBI AVG

  D.Howser SS         4  0  1  0 .333     V.Pinson LF         3  0  1  0 .286 

  B.Richardson 2B     4  0  0  0 .000     K.Boyer 3B          4  2  2  0 .429 

  E.Mathews 3B        2  1  1  0 .429     M.Mantle CF         4  1  0  0 .250 

  D.Stuart LF         4  0  1  0 .375     R.Maris RF          3  2  1  1 .250 

  W.McCovey 1B        4  0  1  1 .500     E.Bouchee 1B        4  3  3  5 .571 

  A.Smith CF          4  0  0  0 .143     E.Averill C         4  2  2  4 .500 

  J.Rivera RF         3  0  0  0 .000   D-H.Smith C           0  0  0  0 ---- 

  D.Cardwell P        0  0  0  0 ----     C.Schilling 2B      4  0  0  0 .000 

  J.Roseboro C        4  0  0  0 .000     L.Aparicio SS       4  0  0  0 .125 

  B.Purkey P          0  0  0  0 ----     G.Hobbie P          3  0  0  0 .000 

  B.Shantz P          1  0  0  0 .000   C-R.Schoendienst PH   1  0  0  0 .000 

  C.Nichols P         0  0  0  0 .000     L.Arroyo P          0  0  0  0 ---- 

A-B.Skinner PH        1  0  1  0 .500                                         

  B.Schultz P         0  0  0  0 ----                                          

  S.Miller P          1  0  0  0 .000                                         

B-F.Howard RF         1  0  0  0 .500                                         

                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      

         Totals      33  1  5  1                 Totals      34 10  9 10

 

A-Pinch Hit For Nichols In 5th Inning

B-Subbed Defensively (RF) For Miller In 8th Inning

C-Pinch Hit For Hobbie In 8th Inning

D-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Averill In 9th Inning

 

Hornets......... 0 0 0  0 0 1  0 0 0  -  1  5  1

Lightning Bolts. 4 0 0  0 4 0  2 0    - 10  9  2

 

Hornets (0-2)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

B.Purkey LOSS(0-1)        0 2/3   4   4   4   0   0   2  24  54.00  A1 A6

B.Shantz                  1 1/3   1   0   0   0   2   0  20   0.00  A7 B2

C.Nichols                 2       0   0   0   0   0   0  25   0.00  B3 B9

B.Schultz                 0 2/3   2   4   4   2   1   1  27  16.87  C1 C6

S.Miller                  2 1/3   2   2   2   0   2   1  34   4.15  C7 D6

D.Cardwell                1       0   0   0   0   1   0  12   0.00  D7

Totals                    8       9  10  10   2   6   4

 

Lightning Bolts (2-0)    IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

G.Hobbie WIN(1-0)         8       5   1   1   4   3   0 124   1.13  A1 D7

L.Arroyo                  1       0   0   0   0   0   0   7   0.00  D8

Totals                    9       5   1   1   4   3   0

 

ATTENDANCE- 45,461 DATE- Monday, October 30th 1961 TIME- Night

T- 2:19

LEFT ON BASE- Hornets: 9  Lightning Bolts: 2

DOUBLE PLAYS- Hornets: 0  Lightning Bolts: 1

ERRORS- E.Mathews, R.Maris, G.Hobbie

DOUBLES- K.Boyer(1st), R.Maris(1st)

TRIPLES- V.Pinson(1st)

HOME RUNS- E.Bouchee-2(2nd), E.Averill-2(2nd)

WALKS- D.Howser, E.Mathews-2, J.Rivera, V.Pinson, R.Maris

STRIKE OUTS- D.Stuart, J.Roseboro, B.Shantz, K.Boyer, M.Mantle, C.Schilling,

             L.Aparicio, G.Hobbie-2

GIDP- F.Howard

 

Ed Bouchee cracked 2 homeruns and had 5 RBI at FENWAY PARK where the Hill

Valley Lightning Bolts beat the Wilmington Hornets by the score of 10 to

1.

 

Bouchee was spectacular at the plate.  The hometown fans showed their

appreciation with a standing ovation his last time at bat.  He bombed a

two-run dinger in the 1st inning, banged out a single knocking in a run in

the 5th inning and cleared the fences for a two-run home run (his 2nd of the

season) in the 7th inning.  For the game Hill Valley out-hit Wilmington 9 to

5. 

 

Glen Hobbie(1-0) went 8 innings allowing 1 run for the victory. Bob

Purkey(0-1) was the losing pitcher.  'I felt great out there tonight,'

Bouchee said, 'Maybe I should make a regular habit of getting to bed on

time!'


 Game 3
BOXSCORE: 1961 Hill Valley Lightning Bolts At 1961 Wilmington Horne 11/1/1961

BOXSCORE: 1961 Hill Valley Lightning Bolts At 1961 Wilmington Horne 11/1/1961

 

  Lightning Bolts    AB  R  H RBI AVG     Hornets            AB  R  H RBI AVG

  V.Pinson LF         5  1  3  0 .417     D.Howser SS         4  0  1  0 .308 

  K.Boyer 3B          4  1  1  1 .364     B.Richardson 2B     4  0  0  0 .000 

  M.Mantle CF         4  3  2  2 .333     F.Howard RF         3  0  0  0 .200 

  R.Maris RF          5  0  1  1 .231     D.Stuart 1B         4  0  2  0 .417 

  J.Blanchard C       4  0  1  1 .250     J.Pagliaroni C      3  0  0  0 .000 

A-H.Smith C           1  0  0  0 .000     A.Smith LF          4  1  1  1 .182 

  E.Bouchee 1B        4  0  3  1 .636     D.Taussig CF        3  0  0  0 .000 

  C.Schilling 2B      4  0  0  0 .000     E.Mathews 3B        3  1  1  1 .400 

  L.Aparicio SS       4  0  1  0 .167     D.Donovan P         3  0  0  0 .000 

  J.Pizarro P         3  0  0  0 .000     S.Miller P          0  0  0  0 .000 

B-L.Wagner PH         1  1  1  01.000                                          

  H.Wilhelm P         0  0  0  0 ----                                         

                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---     

         Totals      39  6 13  6                 Totals      31  2  5  2

 

A-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Blanchard In 8th Inning

B-Pinch Hit For Pizarro In 9th Inning

 

Lightning Bolts. 1 0 0  0 0 1  0 1 3  -  6 13  0

Hornets......... 0 1 0  0 1 0  0 0 0  -  2  5  2

 

Lightning Bolts (3-0)    IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

J.Pizarro WIN(1-0)        8       5   2   2   1  12   2 108   2.25  A1 D3

H.Wilhelm                 1       0   0   0   0   2   0  12   0.00  D4

Totals                    9       5   2   2   1  14   2

 

Hornets (0-3)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

D.Donovan LOSS(0-1)       8      10   3   2   1   3   0 127   2.25  A1 D8

S.Miller                  1       3   3   3   0   0   1  20   8.44  D9

Totals                    9      13   6   5   1   3   1

 

ATTENDANCE- 46,933 DATE- Wednesday, November 1st 1961 TIME- Day

T- 2:35

LEFT ON BASE- Lightning Bolts: 8  Hornets: 4

DOUBLE PLAYS- Lightning Bolts: 0  Hornets: 1

ERRORS- D.Howser, A.Smith

DOUBLES- M.Mantle(1st), R.Maris(2nd), E.Bouchee-2(3rd), L.Aparicio(1st)

HOME RUNS- M.Mantle(2nd), A.Smith(1st), E.Mathews(1st)

SACRIFICE HITS- J.Pagliaroni

SACRIFICE FLIES- K.Boyer

WALKS- M.Mantle, F.Howard

STRIKE OUTS- M.Mantle, R.Maris, J.Blanchard, D.Howser-2, F.Howard-2, D.Stuart,

             J.Pagliaroni-3, A.Smith, D.Taussig-2, E.Mathews, D.Donovan-2

GIDP- R.Maris

 

Mickey Mantle lofted one into the 'cheap seats' and had 2 RBI and Juan Pizarro

whiffed 12 batters as the Hill Valley Lightning Bolts defeated the Wilmington

Hornets 6 to 2 at Wrigley Field.

 

Pizarro(1-0) put on a good performance.  He allowed only 5 hits and 1 walk in

8 innings and served up 2 'big flies'.  Hill Valley had 13 hits for the game

and Wilmington had 5. 

 

Dick Donovan(0-1) was charged with the loss. 'Everything felt great' Pizarro

said. 'I had a good fastball, I felt I could throw it by everybody today.'

 


 Game 4
BOXSCORE: 1961 Hill Valley Lightning Bolts At 1961 Wilmington Horne 11/2/1961

BOXSCORE: 1961 Hill Valley Lightning Bolts At 1961 Wilmington Horne 11/2/1961

 

  Lightning Bolts    AB  R  H RBI AVG     Hornets            AB  R  H RBI AVG

  V.Pinson LF         4  0  1  0 .375     D.Howser SS         2  0  0  0 .267 

  K.Boyer 3B          4  0  0  0 .267     B.Richardson 2B     4  0  0  0 .000 

  M.Mantle CF         4  0  0  0 .250     E.Mathews 3B        3  1  1  0 .385 

  R.Maris RF          4  0  0  0 .176     D.Stuart LF         4  0  1  0 .375 

B-L.Wagner RF         0  0  0  01.000     W.McCovey 1B        4  0  0  1 .333 

  J.Blanchard C       4  0  1  0 .250     A.Smith CF          3  0  1  0 .214 

  E.Bouchee 1B        3  0  1  0 .571     J.Rivera RF         2  1  0  0 .000 

C-T.Davis PR          0  0  0  0 ----     J.Roseboro C        3  0  1  1 .100 

  S.Jones P           0  0  0  0 ----     F.Lary P            2  0  1  0 .500 

  C.Schilling 2B      3  1  1  0 .071   A-B.Skinner PH        1  0  1  0 .667 

  L.Aparicio SS       4  0  2  1 .250     C.Nichols P         0  0  0  0 .000 

  E.Wynn P            3  0  0  0 .000     S.Miller P          0  0  0  0 .000 

D-V.Wertz PH,1B       1  0  0  0 .000                                         

                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---     

         Totals      34  1  6  1                 Totals      28  2  6  2

 

A-Pinch Hit For Lary In 8th Inning

B-Subbed Defensively (RF) For Maris In 9th Inning

C-Pinch Ran For Bouchee In 10th Inning

D-Pinch Hit For Wynn In 10th Inning

 

INJURY: Roger Maris INJURED (for 2 more games) in 9th inning

 

Lightning Bolts. 0 1 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  0 -  1  6  0

Hornets......... 0 0 0  1 0 0  0 0 0  1 -  2  6  0

 

Lightning Bolts (3-1)    IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

E.Wynn                    9       5   1   1   4   5   0 124   1.00  A1 D6

S.Jones LOSS(0-1)         0       1   1   1   1   0   0   9   ----  D7

Totals                    9       6   2   2   5   5   0

 

Hornets (1-3)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

F.Lary                    8       4   1   1   2   7   0 111   6.75  A1 D2

C.Nichols                 1       1   0   0   0   0   0  18   0.00  D3 D6

S.Miller WIN(1-0)         1       1   0   0   0   1   0  13   7.11  D7

Totals                   10       6   1   1   2   8   0

 

ATTENDANCE- 46,267 DATE- Thursday, November 2nd 1961 TIME- Day

T- 2:08

LEFT ON BASE- Lightning Bolts: 5  Hornets: 5

DOUBLE PLAYS- Lightning Bolts: 2  Hornets: 0

DOUBLES- L.Aparicio(2nd), J.Roseboro(1st), B.Skinner(1st)

CAUGHT STEALING- T.Davis

SACRIFICE HITS- D.Howser

WALKS- E.Bouchee, C.Schilling, E.Mathews, A.Smith, J.Rivera-2, J.Roseboro

HIT BY PITCH- D.Howser

STRIKE OUTS- V.Pinson, K.Boyer-2, M.Mantle, E.Bouchee, E.Wynn-2, V.Wertz,

             D.Stuart, W.McCovey, A.Smith, J.Roseboro, F.Lary

GIDP- B.Richardson, J.Rivera

WILD PITCHES- F.Lary

 

One run was the difference at Wrigley Field as the Wilmington Hornets defeated

the Hill Valley Lightning Bolts in 10 innings 2 to 1.

 

Both teams were tied at 1 runs apiece after nine innings.  Wilmington won it

in the 10th inning.  Jim Rivera drew a walk.  John Roseboro next to the plate

and he doubled making Wilmington the winners and sending the 46,267 fans home

happy.  Both teams ended up with 6 on the afternoon. 

 

Stu Miller(1-0) got the win allowing no runs in 1 inning. Sam Jones(0-1) ended

up with the loss in relief.  He gave up 1 run and 1 hit without retiring a

batter.

 


 Game 5
BOXSCORE: 1961 Hill Valley Lightning Bolts At 1961 Wilmington Horne 11/3/1961

BOXSCORE: 1961 Hill Valley Lightning Bolts At 1961 Wilmington Horne 11/3/1961

 

  Lightning Bolts    AB  R  H RBI AVG     Hornets            AB  R  H RBI AVG

  V.Pinson LF         4  0  0  0 .300     D.Howser SS         6  2  3  4 .333 

  K.Boyer 3B          4  0  2  0 .316     B.Richardson 2B     5  1  2  1 .091 

  M.Mantle CF         4  0  0  0 .200     E.Mathews 3B        3  0  2  1 .438 

  R.Maris RF          3  1  1  1 .200     D.Stuart LF         2  0  1  0 .389 

  J.Blanchard C       4  0  0  0 .188   B-C.Hardy CF          1  0  1  21.000 

  E.Bouchee 1B        4  0  0  0 .444     W.McCovey 1B        3  0  0  0 .267 

  C.Schilling 2B      1  0  0  0 .067   C-R.Nelson 1B         1  0  0  0 .000 

A-R.Schoendienst 2B   2  0  0  0 .000     A.Smith CF,LF       5  1  1  0 .211 

  L.Aparicio SS       3  0  1  0 .263     J.Rivera RF         1  2  1  0 .111 

  S.Williams P        2  0  1  0 .200   D-D.Taussig RF        1  0  0  0 .000 

E-L.Wagner PH         1  0  0  0 .667     J.Roseboro C        4  2  1  1 .143 

  L.Arroyo P          0  0  0  0 ----     B.Purkey P          1  1  1  01.000 

                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---     

         Totals      32  1  5  1                 Totals      33  9 13  9

 

A-Subbed Defensively (2B) For Schilling In 2nd Inning

B-Subbed Defensively (CF) For Stuart In 7th Inning

C-Subbed Defensively (1B) For McCovey In 7th Inning

D-Subbed Defensively (RF) For Rivera In 7th Inning

E-Pinch Hit For Williams In 7th Inning

 

INJURY: Chuck Schilling INJURED (for 0 more games) in 2nd inning

 

Lightning Bolts. 0 1 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  1  5  3

Hornets......... 0 1 0  2 0 3  3 0    -  9 13  0

 

Lightning Bolts (3-2)    IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

S.Williams LOSS(1-1)      6      10   6   5   5   2   0 128   3.86  A1 D6

L.Arroyo                  2       3   3   0   3   1   0  64   0.00  D7

Totals                    8      13   9   5   8   3   0

 

Hornets (2-3)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

B.Purkey WIN(1-1)         9       5   1   1   1   3   1 107   4.66  A1

Totals                    9       5   1   1   1   3   1

 

ATTENDANCE- 47,670 DATE- Friday, November 3rd 1961 TIME- Day

T- 2:46

LEFT ON BASE- Lightning Bolts: 5  Hornets:13

DOUBLE PLAYS- Lightning Bolts: 2  Hornets: 0

ERRORS- E.Bouchee, R.Schoendienst, L.Aparicio

DOUBLES- K.Boyer(2nd), L.Aparicio(3rd)

HOME RUNS- R.Maris(1st)

SACRIFICE HITS- J.Rivera, B.Purkey-3

WALKS- R.Maris, E.Mathews-2, D.Stuart-2, J.Rivera, D.Taussig, J.Roseboro,

       B.Purkey

HIT BY PITCH- W.McCovey

STRIKE OUTS- E.Bouchee, R.Schoendienst, S.Williams, E.Mathews, W.McCovey,

             A.Smith

GIDP- W.McCovey-2

WILD PITCHES- S.Williams

 

Bob Purkey came through with a solid 9 innings as the Wilmington Hornets

defeated the Hill Valley Lightning Bolts 9 to 1 at Wrigley Field.

 

Hill Valley never recovered after Wilmington took the lead in the 4th inning

when they scored 2 runs on 2 hits.  The critical plate appearance was by Dick

Howser who made the Wilmington fans a happy lot when he smacked a single

bringing in two baserunners.  Wilmington banged out 13 on the afternoon.

 

The winning pitcher was Purkey(1-1) who allowed 1 run for the game. Stan

Williams(1-1) suffered the loss.  He allowed 10 hits and 5 walks in 6

innings. 

 

Denton Edwards was obviously impressed with the pitching of Purkey, 'That guy

made us look a little silly out there this afternoon.  We just couldn't get

to him at all - everything was working for him.  I just hope that he got that

kinda performance out of his system.'

 


 Game 6
BOXSCORE: 1961 Wilmington Hornets At 1961 Hill Valley Lightning Bol 11/5/1961

BOXSCORE: 1961 Wilmington Hornets At 1961 Hill Valley Lightning Bol 11/5/1961

 

  Hornets            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Lightning Bolts    AB  R  H RBI AVG

  D.Howser SS         4  0  2  0 .360     V.Pinson LF         4  0  0  0 .250 

  B.Richardson 2B     4  1  3  1 .192     K.Boyer 3B          4  0  1  0 .304 

  E.Mathews 3B        4  0  1  1 .400     M.Mantle CF         2  0  0  0 .182 

  D.Stuart LF         4  0  1  0 .364     R.Maris RF          4  0  0  0 .167 

D-D.Taussig LF        0  0  0  0 .000     J.Blanchard C       3  1  1  1 .211 

  W.McCovey 1B        4  0  1  0 .263     E.Bouchee 1B        1  0  0  0 .421 

E-R.Nelson 1B         0  0  0  0 .000   H-T.Davis PR          0  0  0  0 ---- 

  A.Smith CF          4  0  0  0 .174     C.Schilling 2B      2  1  0  0 .059 

  J.Rivera RF         3  0  0  0 .083   I-R.Schoendienst PH   1  0  0  0 .000 

F-C.Hardy RF          1  0  1  01.000     L.Aparicio SS       4  0  2  0 .304 

  J.Roseboro C        4  1  1  1 .167     G.Hobbie P          2  0  0  0 .000 

  D.Cardwell P        2  0  1  0 .500   B-L.Wagner PH         0  0  0  0 .667 

A-B.Skinner PH        1  1  1  0 .750   C-S.Bilko PH          1  0  0  0 .000 

  B.Schultz P         0  0  0  0 ----     L.Arroyo P          0  0  0  0 ---- 

  C.Nichols P         0  0  0  0 .000     E.Wynn P            0  0  0  0 .000 

G-F.Howard PH         1  0  0  0 .167   J-V.Wertz PH          1  0  0  0 .000 

  S.Miller P          0  0  0  0 .000                                          

                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---     

         Totals      36  3 12  3                 Totals      29  2  4  1

 

A-Pinch Hit For Cardwell In 7th Inning

B-Pinch Hit For Hobbie In 7th Inning

C-Pinch Hit For Wagner In 7th Inning

D-Subbed Defensively (LF) For Stuart In 8th Inning

E-Subbed Defensively (1B) For McCovey In 8th Inning

F-Subbed Defensively (RF) For Rivera In 8th Inning

G-Pinch Hit For Nichols In 9th Inning

H-Pinch Ran For Bouchee In 9th Inning

I-Pinch Hit For Schilling In 9th Inning

J-Pinch Hit For Wynn In 9th Inning

 

Hornets......... 0 0 1  0 0 1  1 0 0  -  3 12  0

Lightning Bolts. 0 0 0  1 0 0  1 0 0  -  2  4  1

 

Hornets (3-3)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

D.Cardwell WIN(1-0)       6       2   1   1   5   3   1  92   1.29  A1 C6

B.Schultz                 0       1   1   1   1   0   0  11  20.25  C7 C8

C.Nichols HOLD(1st)       2       0   0   0   0   1   0  18   0.00  C9 D4

S.Miller SAVE(1st)        1       1   0   0   1   1   0  17   6.14  D5

Totals                    9       4   2   2   7   5   1

 

Lightning Bolts (3-3)    IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

G.Hobbie LOSS(1-1)        7       9   3   3   1   5   1 118   2.40  A1 D3

L.Arroyo                  1 1/3   1   0   0   0   2   0  21   0.00  D4 D8

E.Wynn                    0 2/3   2   0   0   0   0   0  13   0.93  D9

Totals                    9      12   3   3   1   7   1

 

ATTENDANCE- 45,881 DATE- Sunday, November 5th 1961 TIME- Day

T- 2:13

LEFT ON BASE- Hornets: 8  Lightning Bolts: 7

DOUBLE PLAYS- Hornets: 2  Lightning Bolts: 0

ERRORS- R.Maris

DOUBLES- B.Skinner(2nd)

TRIPLES- B.Richardson(1st)

HOME RUNS- J.Roseboro(1st), J.Blanchard(2nd)

SACRIFICE HITS- B.Richardson

WALKS- D.Howser, M.Mantle-2, J.Blanchard, E.Bouchee-3, C.Schilling

STRIKE OUTS- E.Mathews, D.Stuart-2, W.McCovey-2, A.Smith, J.Roseboro, K.Boyer,

             M.Mantle, G.Hobbie-2, V.Wertz

GIDP- R.Maris, S.Bilko

 

The Wilmington Hornets nipped the Hill Valley Lightning Bolts 3 to 2 at FENWAY

PARK in a hard fought contest.

 

Don Cardwell(1-0) delivered a fine performance for Wilmington.  He went 6

innings allowing 2 hits and 5 walks.  Hill Valley threatened in the 9th but

Wilmington was able to put down the rally. 

 

Cardwell got relief help from Stu Miller who gained credit for his 1st save.

Glen Hobbie(1-1) was hit with the loss.  He gave up 3 runs and 9 hits in 7

innings.


 Game 7
BOXSCORE: 1961 Wilmington Hornets At 1961 Hill Valley Lightning Bol 11/6/1961

BOXSCORE: 1961 Wilmington Hornets At 1961 Hill Valley Lightning Bol 11/6/1961

 

  Hornets            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Lightning Bolts    AB  R  H RBI AVG

  D.Howser SS         4  1  2  0 .379     V.Pinson LF         4  1  1  0 .250 

  B.Richardson 2B     3  0  0  0 .172     K.Boyer 3B          3  1  2  0 .346 

D-W.McCovey PH        0  0  0  0 .263     M.Mantle CF         4  0  0  0 .154 

  C.Nichols P         0  0  0  0 .000     R.Maris RF          3  1  1  1 .185 

  B.Schultz P         0  0  0  0 ----     E.Bouchee 1B        3  0  0  0 .364 

  B.Shantz P          0  0  0  0 .000   F-S.Bilko PH,1B       0  0  0  1 .000 

  S.Miller P          0  0  0  0 .000     E.Averill C         2  0  0  0 .333 

  F.Howard RF         4  0  1  2 .200   B-H.Smith C           0  0  0  0 .000 

  D.Stuart 1B         4  0  1  0 .346     L.Aparicio SS       3  0  1  0 .308 

  J.Pagliaroni C      3  0  0  0 .000     C.Schilling 2B      2  0  0  0 .053 

  A.Smith LF          3  0  0  0 .154     J.Pizarro P         2  0  0  0 .000 

  D.Taussig CF        4  0  0  0 .000   A-L.Wagner PH         1  0  0  0 .500 

  E.Mathews 3B        4  0  0  0 .333     H.Wilhelm P         0  0  0  0 ---- 

  D.Donovan P         2  0  0  0 .000     L.Arroyo P          0  0  0  0 ---- 

C-B.Skinner PH        1  1  1  0 .800                                         

E-B.Johnson 2B        0  0  0  0 .000                                         

G-C.Hardy PH          1  0  0  0 .667                                          

                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---     

         Totals      33  2  5  2                 Totals      27  3  5  2

 

A-Pinch Hit For Pizarro In 7th Inning

B-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Averill In 8th Inning

C-Pinch Hit For Donovan In 8th Inning

D-Pinch Hit For Richardson In 8th Inning

E-Subbed Defensively (2B) For Skinner In 8th Inning

F-Pinch Hit For Bouchee In 8th Inning

G-Pinch Hit For Johnson In 9th Inning

 

Hornets......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 2 0  -  2  5  1

Lightning Bolts. 0 0 0  2 0 0  0 1    -  3  5  1

 

Hornets (3-4)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

D.Donovan                 7       4   2   0   2   2   0  96   1.20  A1 C9

C.Nichols LOSS(0-1)       0       1   1   1   0   0   0   2   1.29  D1 D1

B.Schultz                 0       0   0   0   1   0   0   5  20.25  D2 D2

B.Shantz                  0 1/3   0   0   0   1   1   0  11   0.00  D3 D4

S.Miller                  0 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   5.63  D5

Totals                    8       5   3   1   4   3   0

 

Lightning Bolts (4-3)    IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

J.Pizarro                 7       2   0   0   2   9   0 100   1.20  A1 C8

H.Wilhelm W(1-0) BS(1st)  1 1/3   3   2   2   1   2   0  32   6.75  C9 D7

L.Arroyo SAVE(1st)        0 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   4   0.00  D8

Totals                    9       5   2   2   3  11   0

 

ATTENDANCE- 46,884 DATE- Monday, November 6th 1961 TIME- Night

T- 2:36

LEFT ON BASE- Hornets: 7  Lightning Bolts: 5

DOUBLE PLAYS- Hornets: 1  Lightning Bolts: 0

ERRORS- D.Taussig, C.Schilling

DOUBLES- D.Howser-2(2nd), K.Boyer(3rd), R.Maris(3rd)

STOLEN BASES- J.Pagliaroni(1st)

SACRIFICE FLIES- S.Bilko

WALKS- W.McCovey, J.Pagliaroni, A.Smith, K.Boyer, R.Maris, E.Averill,

       C.Schilling

STRIKE OUTS- B.Richardson, F.Howard-3, D.Stuart-3, A.Smith, E.Mathews,

             D.Donovan-2, M.Mantle-2, J.Pizarro

 

Juan Pizarro had a strong outing and Ken Boyer had 2 base hits as the Hill

Valley Lightning Bolts outscored the Wilmington Hornets 3 to 2.

 

The game was decided in the 8th inning.  Vada Pinson slapped a single.  Boyer

was next and he drew a walk.  Mickey Mantle was next to the plate, but was

promptly struck out.  Roger Maris came up and he drew a walk to load the

bases.  Steve Bilko stepped into the box and hit a deep fly scoring the run.

Hill Valley and Wilmington each finished the night with 5 hits. 

 

Hoyt Wilhelm(1-0) was the winner allowing 2 runs in 1 and 1/3 innings. Luis

Arroyo earned his 1st save.  Chet Nichols(0-1) ended up with the loss in

relief. 

 
Strat-O-Matic Report

Strat-O-Matic Report





Primary Player Statistics For 1961 Hill Valley Lightning Bolts Totals After 7 Games
 
 
NAME              BAVG  GM  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  BB  SO HB SH DP  SB CS  E
L.Wagner          .500   6   4   1   2  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
E.Bouchee         .364   7  22   4   8  3  0  2   6   5   2  0  0  0   0  0  1
K.Boyer           .346   7  26   5   9  3  0  0   1   3   4  0  0  0   0  0  0
E.Averill         .333   2   6   2   2  0  0  2   4   1   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
L.Aparicio        .308   7  26   0   8  3  0  0   1   0   2  0  0  0   1  0  1
V.Pinson          .250   7  28   3   7  0  1  0   0   2   1  0  0  0   0  0  0
J.Blanchard       .211   5  19   2   4  0  0  2   4   1   1  0  0  0   0  0  0
R.Maris           .185   7  27   5   5  3  0  1   4   3   2  0  0  2   0  0  2
M.Mantle          .154   7  26   5   4  1  0  2   5   4   6  0  0  0   0  0  0
C.Schilling       .053   7  19   2   1  0  0  0   0   4   2  0  0  0   0  0  1
S.Bilko           .000   2   1   0   0  0  0  0   1   0   0  0  0  1   0  0  0
V.Wertz           .000   2   2   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   2  0  0  0   0  0  0
H.Smith           .000   3   1   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
R.Schoendienst    .000   3   4   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   1  0  0  0   0  0  1
T.Davis           ----   2   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  1  0
D.Rice            ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
T.Lepcio          ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
J.Valdivielso     ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
J.Zimmerman       ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
G.Leek            ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
ALL PITCHERS      .056   7  18   0   1  0  0  0   0   0   8  0  0  0   0  0  1
----------------- ---- --- --- --- --- -- -- -- --- --- --- -- -- -- --- -- --
TEAM TOTALS       .223     229      51     1     26      31     0      1     7
                         7      29     13     9      23      0     3      1
 
 
NAME               ERA  W  L   PCT   G GS CG SH SV    IP   H   R  ER HR  BB  SO
L.Arroyo          0.00  0  0  ----   4  0  0  0  1   5.0   4   3   0  0   3   3
E.Wynn            0.93  0  0  ----   2  1  0  0  0   9.2   7   1   1  0   4   5
J.Pizarro         1.20  1  0 1.000   2  2  0  0  0  15.0   7   2   2  2   3  21
G.Hobbie          2.40  1  1  .500   2  2  0  0  0  15.0  14   4   4  1   5   8
S.Williams        3.86  1  1  .500   2  2  0  0  0  14.0  19   7   6  0   6   6
H.Wilhelm         6.75  1  0 1.000   3  0  0  0  1   2.2   3   2   2  0   1   5
J.McClain        27.00  0  0  ----   1  0  0  0  0   0.2   2   2   2  1   1   0
L.Sherry          ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
R.Kline           ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
S.Jones           ----  0  1  .000   1  0  0  0  0   0.0   1   1   1  0   1   0
T.Abernathy       ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
E.Grba            ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
F.Baumann         ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
L.McDaniel        ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
W.Mizell          ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
ALL NON-PITCHERS  ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
Team                                          0                   +0
----------------- ---- -- -- ----- --- -- -- -- -- ----- --- --- --- -- --- ---
TEAM TOTALS       2.61     3         7     0     2        57      18     24
                        4     .571      7     0     62.0      22      4      48



 
Strat-O-Matic Report

Strat-O-Matic Report





Primary Player Statistics For 1961 Wilmington Hornets Totals After 7 Games
 
 
NAME              BAVG  GM  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  BB  SO HB SH DP  SB CS  E
B.Skinner         .800   5   5   2   4  2  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
C.Hardy           .667   3   3   0   2  0  0  0   2   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
D.Howser          .379   7  29   3  11  2  0  0   4   2   2  1  1  0   0  0  1
D.Stuart          .346   7  26   0   9  1  0  0   0   2   9  1  0  0   0  0  0
E.Mathews         .333   7  24   4   8  1  0  1   3   5   5  0  0  1   0  0  2
W.McCovey         .263   6  19   0   5  0  0  0   2   1   5  1  0  2   0  0  0
F.Howard          .200   5  10   1   2  0  0  1   4   1   5  0  0  1   0  0  0
B.Richardson      .172   7  29   2   5  0  1  0   2   0   1  0  1  1   0  0  0
J.Roseboro        .167   5  18   4   3  1  0  1   3   3   4  0  0  0   0  0  2
A.Smith           .154   7  26   2   4  0  0  1   2   2   5  0  0  0   0  0  1
J.Rivera          .083   5  12   3   1  0  0  0   0   5   0  0  1  1   0  0  0
J.Pagliaroni      .000   2   6   0   0  0  0  0   0   1   3  0  1  0   1  0  0
B.Johnson         .000   2   1   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
D.Taussig         .000   4   8   0   0  0  0  0   0   1   2  0  0  0   0  0  1
R.Nelson          .000   2   1   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
C.Sawatski        ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
C.Neal            ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
J.Christopher     ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
C.Warwick         ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
S.Esposito        ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
M.De La Hoz       ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
ALL PITCHERS      .231   7  13   1   3  0  0  0   0   1   7  0  3  0   0  0  0
----------------- ---- --- --- --- --- -- -- -- --- --- --- -- -- -- --- -- --
TEAM TOTALS       .248     230      57     1     22      48     7      1     7
                         7      22      7     4      24      3     6      0
 
 
NAME               ERA  W  L   PCT   G GS CG SH SV    IP   H   R  ER HR  BB  SO
B.Shantz          0.00  0  0  ----   3  0  0  0  0   3.2   2   0   0  0   1   3
D.Donovan         1.20  0  1  .000   2  2  0  0  0  15.0  14   5   2  0   3   5
D.Cardwell        1.29  1  0 1.000   2  1  0  0  0   7.0   2   1   1  1   5   4
C.Nichols         1.29  0  1  .000   5  0  0  0  0   7.0   3   1   1  0   3   1
B.Purkey          4.66  1  1  .500   2  2  1  0  0   9.2   9   5   5  3   1   3
S.Miller          5.63  1  0 1.000   6  0  0  0  1   8.0   8   5   5  2   2   6
F.Lary            6.75  0  1  .000   2  2  0  0  0   8.0   9   6   6  2   2   7
B.Schultz        20.25  0  0  ----   4  0  0  0  0   2.2   4   6   6  1   6   2
R.Craig           ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
J.Podres          ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
J.Marichal        ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
J.Hook            ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
M.Fornieles       ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
B.Bruce           ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
ALL NON-PITCHERS  ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
Team                                          0                   +0
----------------- ---- -- -- ----- --- -- -- -- -- ----- --- --- --- -- --- ---
TEAM TOTALS       3.84     4         7     1     1        51      26     23
                        3     .429      7     0     61.0      29      9      31