South Park Italians defeat Asbury Park Artists 6-5


South Park Italians 6, Asbury Park Artists 5
Game 121

FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Artists 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 5 ? 11 ? 1 ?
Italians 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 - 6 ? 8 ? 0 ?
W: Maddux, G. (21-8)
L: Tiant, L. (16-14)
S: Papelbon, J. (39)
HR: E.Mathews(30th), T.Paciorek(3rd)


38,640 fans were treated to a fine game at County Stadium '61 as only one run separated the combatants at game's end. The South Park Italians won by the slimmest of margins, 6 to 5.

South Park had the game winning rally in the 8th inning with 3 runs on 2 hits. Wade Boggs kicked off the action when he doubled. Ed Delahanty got his chance to keep things going, but he went down on strikes. Gabby Hartnett struck out, unable to help the rally. Manny Ramirez stepped in and he drew a walk. Tom Paciorek came to the plate and lofted a three-run bomb (his 3rd of the season). Greg Maddux(21-8) got help from Jonathan Papelbon who pitched a perfect ninth and was credited with his 39th save.

Luis Tiant(16-14) suffered the loss. He gave up 6 runs and 8 hits in 8 innings.


at County Stadium '61


Asbury Park Artists

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
R. Henderson LF 5 0 2 0 .223
K. Lofton CF 5 2 2 1 .276
L. Gehrig 1B 5 1 3 2 .303
M. Piazza C 1 0 0 0 .326
   A - T. Pena C 0 0 0 0 .185
E. Mathews 3B 3 1 2 2 .271
H. Aaron RF 4 0 0 0 .317
J. Mize DH 4 0 0 0 .237
B. Richardson 2B 4 1 2 0 .188
T. Turner SS 4 0 0 0 .196
Totals 35 5 11 5

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
L. Tiant (L, 16-14) 8 8 6 6 4 7 1 132 3.89
Totals 8 8 6 6 4 7 1

South Park Italians

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
J. Kruk 1B 2 1 0 0 .252
W. Boggs 3B 3 1 2 0 .298
E. Delahanty LF 4 1 1 1 .307
G. Hartnett C 4 0 1 0 .276
M. Ramirez DH 3 1 1 1 .217
   B - F. Taveras PR,DH 0 1 0 0 .500
T. Paciorek RF 4 1 2 4 .255
R. Dauer 2B 3 0 0 0 .250
   C - D. Seay 2B 0 0 0 0 .162
O. Moreno CF 3 0 0 0 .223
L. Bowa SS 3 0 1 0 .240
Totals 29 6 8 6

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
G. Maddux (W, 21-8) 8 11 5 5 4 3 1 135 2.85
J. Papelbon (S, 39) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 3.19
Totals 9 11 5 5 4 3 1


A-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Piazza In 8th Inning
B-Pinch Ran For Ramirez In 8th Inning
C-Subbed Defensively (2B) For Dauer In 9th Inning

ATTENDANCE- 38,640
T- 2:48
LEFT ON BASE- Artists: 7 Italians: 4
DOUBLE PLAYS- Artists: 2 Italians: 2
ERRORS- E.Mathews
DOUBLES- L.Gehrig-2(33rd), W.Boggs(37th), E.Delahanty(27th), M.Ramirez(24th)
TRIPLES- K.Lofton(5th), L.Gehrig(20th)
HOME RUNS- E.Mathews(30th), T.Paciorek(3rd)
STOLEN BASES- L.Bowa(10th)
CAUGHT STEALING- B.Richardson
SACRIFICE HITS- W.Boggs
WALKS- M.Piazza-3, E.Mathews, J.Kruk-2, M.Ramirez, R.Dauer
STRIKE OUTS- K.Lofton, J.Mize-2, E.Delahanty-3, G.Hartnett-2, M.Ramirez-2
GIDP- E.Mathews, H.Aaron, W.Boggs, G.Hartnett










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