Frank Thomas homers twice in 7-6 victory over Magicians


Nyc Nyc 7, Memphis Magicians 6
Game 157

FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Magicians 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 6 ? 9 ? 0 ?
Nyc 0 0 1 2 0 2 1 0 1 7 ? 13 ? 0 ?
W: Harris, G. (6-7)
L: Sambito, J. (2-5)
HR: F.Thomas-2(40th)


Frank Thomas smacked 2 homeruns and had 3 RBI as the Nyc Nyc won a dandy at The Astrodome '78 over the Memphis Magicians, 7 to 6.

The game was won by Nyc with a run in the bottom of the 9th inning. After an out was recorded, Gene Clines doubled. Maury Wills stepped up next and he was walked intentionally. Glenn Myatt then drew a walk to load the bases. Larry Gardner stepped in and he drew a walk making Nyc victorious to the delight of the the home town crowd. It was roller coaster of a game as the lead change hands 7 times.

The win went to Greg Harris(6-7) who allowed no runs in 1 inning. Joe Sambito(2-5) suffered the loss in relief. He was unable to retire a batter and surrendered 1 hit and 2 walks.


at Astrodome '78


Memphis Magicians

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
K. Gleason 2B 4 1 1 0 .275
   E - M. Lemke 2B 0 0 0 0 .206
P. Dougherty RF 3 1 2 3 .294
T. Speaker CF 3 1 2 2 .319
H. Heilmann LF 4 0 0 0 .334
G. Sisler 1B 4 0 0 0 .272
I. Wingo C 4 0 1 1 .226
R. Cannady 3B,SS 4 0 0 0 .246
B. Dent SS 3 2 2 0 .170
   C - R. Lutzke PH,3B 1 0 0 0 .278
R. Clemens P 1 0 0 0 .135
   A - L. Frazier PH 1 1 1 0 .222
B. McClure P 0 0 0 0 .000
   D - T. Paciorek PH 1 0 0 0 .171
L. Sherry P 0 0 0 0 .000
J. Sambito P 0 0 0 0 .000
E. Gagne P 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 6 9 6

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
R. Clemens 6 9 5 5 2 6 2 106 3.86
B. McClure (BS, 5) 2 3 1 1 1 2 0 39 3.61
L. Sherry 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 3.05
J. Sambito (L, 2-5) 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 10 5.98
E. Gagne 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0.98
Totals 8 1/3 13 7 7 6 9 2

Nyc Nyc

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
F. Thomas 1B 3 2 2 3 .279
M. Bishop 2B 4 0 1 0 .207
D. Cooley CF 5 0 2 0 .272
J. O'Rourke LF 4 1 1 0 .263
   F - W. Backman PH 1 0 0 0 .207
J. Smith RF 4 0 1 1 .259
   G - G. Clines PH 1 1 1 0 .247
M. Wills SS 4 1 1 0 .236
G. Myatt C 4 1 2 0 .235
L. Gardner 3B 4 1 1 2 .203
P. Alexander P 2 0 1 1 .116
   B - J. Alou PH 1 0 0 0 .288
G. Harris P 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 37 7 13 7

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
P. Alexander 8 9 6 6 1 4 0 139 2.79
G. Harris (W, 6-7) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 3.75
Totals 9 9 6 6 1 4 0


A-Pinch Hit For Clemens In 7th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Alexander In 8th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Dent In 9th Inning
D-Pinch Hit For McClure In 9th Inning
E-Subbed Defensively (2B) For Gleason In 9th Inning
F-Pinch Hit For O'Rourke In 9th Inning
G-Pinch Hit For Smith In 9th Inning

ATTENDANCE- 15,423
T- 3:31
LEFT ON BASE- Magicians: 4 Nyc:11
DOUBLE PLAYS- Magicians: 0 Nyc: 0
DOUBLES- T.Speaker(38th), G.Clines(8th), P.Alexander
TRIPLES- J.O'Rourke(6th)
HOME RUNS- F.Thomas-2(40th)
STOLEN BASES- T.Speaker(7th), M.Wills(40th)
SACRIFICE HITS- K.Gleason, P.Dougherty, R.Clemens, P.Alexander
WALKS- T.Speaker, F.Thomas-2, M.Bishop, M.Wills, G.Myatt, L.Gardner
STRIKE OUTS- P.Dougherty, G.Sisler, R.Cannady, R.Clemens, F.Thomas, D.Cooley-2,
W.Backman, M.Wills-2, G.Myatt, L.Gardner, P.Alexander










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