Jim Rice homers twice in 4-3 victory over Tambien


New York Knights 4, Y Tu Mama Tambien 3
Game 22

FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Knights 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 4 ? 10 ? 0 ?
Tambien 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 ? 7 ? 0 ?
W: Blackwell, E. (3-1)
L: Hecker, G. (0-4)
S: Nathan, J. (8)
HR: J.Rice-2(5th), G.Foster(7th)


Jim Rice launched 2 homeruns at Fenway Park '71 as the New York Knights beat the Y Tu Mama Tambien by the count of 4 to 3.

New York erupted with the game winning runs in the 8th inning scoring 2 runs using 3 hits. Rod Carew led off the inning for New York when he lined a base-hit. Nap Lajoie stepped up next and he delivered a single. Adrian Beltre got his chance to keep things going, but he went down on strikes. Guy Hecker then was wild with a pitch. Rice stepped into the box and was walked intentionally to load the bases. One out later, Ted Simmons stepped in and he delivered a single knocking home two runners. Y Tu Mama was retired without difficulty in the bottom of the 9th.

The win was credited to Ewell Blackwell(3-1) who went 7 innings allowing 2 runs. Blackwell got help from Joe Nathan who was credited with his 8th save. Hecker(0-4) was the loser.

With this win, New York has a division leading 15-7 record. They have been 6-4 lately. With the loss, the Y Tu Mama ballclub's record is 12-10.


at Fenway Park '71


New York Knights

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
M. Wills SS 5 0 0 0 .287
R. Carew 1B 5 1 1 0 .224
N. Lajoie 2B 4 1 2 0 .416
A. Beltre 3B 4 0 1 0 .318
J. Rice LF 3 2 2 2 .209
G. Selkirk CF 3 0 1 0 .250
T. Simmons C 3 0 1 2 .198
J. Nathan P 0 0 0 0 ----
S. Chapman RF 4 0 2 0 .368
E. Blackwell P 1 0 0 0 .000
   A - J. Kling C 1 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 4 10 4

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
E. Blackwell (W, 3-1) 7 5 2 2 1 6 1 96 5.08
J. Nathan (S, 8) 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 26 1.29
Totals 9 7 3 3 1 7 1

Y Tu Mama Tambien

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
D. Dimaggio CF 4 1 2 0 .258
E. Webb RF 4 0 1 1 .261
   C - F. Taveras PR 0 0 0 0 .400
J. Franco P 0 0 0 0 ----
F. Thomas 1B 4 0 0 0 .276
E. Mathews 3B 3 1 0 0 .309
G. Foster LF 4 1 2 1 .318
I. Rodriguez C 4 0 1 1 .289
D. Johnson 2B 4 0 0 0 .184
W. Gerber SS 3 0 1 0 .209
G. Hecker P 1 0 0 0 .167
B. Wagner P 0 0 0 0 .000
   B - K. Boswell PH 1 0 0 0 .600
   D - J. Cardenal RF 0 0 0 0 .667
Totals 32 3 7 3

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
G. Hecker (L, 0-4) 7.1 9 4 4 3 4 2 112 6.14
B. Wagner 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 13 3.52
J. Franco 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 6.75
Totals 9 10 4 4 3 5 2


A-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Blackwell In 8th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Wagner In 8th Inning
C-Pinch Ran For Webb In 8th Inning
D-Subbed Defensively (RF) For Boswell In 9th Inning

ATTENDANCE- 49,899
T- 2:53
LEFT ON BASE- Knights: 7 Tambien: 4
DOUBLE PLAYS- Knights: 0 Tambien: 0
TRIPLE PLAYS- Knights: 0 Tambien: 1
DOUBLES- E.Webb(7th)
HOME RUNS- J.Rice-2(5th), G.Foster(7th)
STOLEN BASES- W.Gerber(1st)
CAUGHT STEALING- W.Gerber
SACRIFICE HITS- E.Blackwell-2, G.Hecker
WALKS- J.Rice, G.Selkirk, T.Simmons, E.Mathews
STRIKE OUTS- A.Beltre, G.Selkirk, T.Simmons, S.Chapman, E.Blackwell, D.Dimaggio,
E.Webb, F.Thomas, E.Mathews-2, D.Johnson-2
WILD PITCHES- G.Hecker










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