(May 17) The London Diamonds announced the acquisition of catcher Tedd Bogal. The London native joins the club from the St. Thomas, where he's played for the last three summers, for infielders Billy Zubyk and Dave Mendham. The deal is a one-year proposition with all players reverting to their original clubs next season.
(May 21) In the 1960 season opener, Hamilton Cardinals downed London Diamonds 7-4 with a three-run 7th inning the difference. Tall right-hander Richard Jack, Hamilton's 6-9 starter, had a shaky beginning allowing three runs in the first inning but allowed just two hits the rest of the way to capture the win. Hockey star Murray Oliver paced the winners with a triple, double and single, two runs scored and a pair driven in. Centre fielder Larry Cunningham had three singles. Harry Fisher went the distance for the Diamonds.
Jack (W 1-0) and Gilmour
Fisher (L 0-1) and Davis
(May 26) St. Thomas Elgins broke out with three runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to edge London Diamonds 9-8. Fred Klesko doubled leading off the inning and scored on a double by Junior Barash. An error and a walk loaded the bases and Reg Pitre's infield fly fell in and two runs scored, ending the game. Barash led the Elgins' attack with three RBI with a single, double and homer. Stan "Gabby" Anderson was the game's offense star with five hits, one of them a homer. Johnny Ambrose was the winner in relief.
Fletcher, Perkins (L 0-1) (7) and Bogal
Dorans, Brown (7), Snowsell (8), Ambrose (W 1-1) and Pook
(May 28) Dan Mendham's pinch-hit, bases-loaded triple in the 7th inning handed London Diamonds their first win of the season, 4-2 over Brantford Red Sox. After six scoreless frames, Brantford took the lead with a pair in the top of the 7th. George Carruth reached on an error and Ted Baker on a bases on balls. Jim Reeves and Dick Hawkes followed with singles. London responded in the bottom of the inning with a run coming home on an error and then, with the sacks full, Mendham poked a 1-0 pitch to deep left field for a triple. None of the runs in the game were earned. Each team had just four hits. Harry Fisher went the distance for the win, his 2nd.
Stead (L 1-1), Bush (7) and Baker
Fisher (W 1-1) and Bogal
(June 1) The Anderson brothers - Jerry and Gabby - led London Diamonds to a 4-3 11-inning win over Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen at Labatt Park. With the scored tied at 3-3, Jerry Anderson opened the bottom of the 11th with a single to left and advanced to second on Don McLennan's sacrifice bunt. Gaby Anderson, already with three hits, then singled to centre to drive in the winning marker. The game had been scoreless until the top of the 7th when Ron Hergott's single gave the Dutchmen a 1-0 lead. London came back with a pair in the bottom of the frame. Tedd Bogal's leadoff homer knotted the count and a walk to McLennan and back-to-back singles by Gabby Anderson and Don Mayes put Diamonds in the lead. K-W regained the advantage with two in the 8th before Harry Fisher belted a homer in the bottom of the 8th to make it 3-3. Hugh Fletcher went all 11 innings for the winners scattering nine hits and allowing just one earned run. He walked seven and fanned eight. Gerry Denomme went the route in taking the loss.
Denomme (L 0-1) and Psutka
Fletcher (W 1-0) Bogal
(June 4) 18-year-old Fred Wall fired a six hitter to led Galt over London 6-3. The left-hander from St. Lawrence University compiled 16 strikeouts in his Intercounty League debut. Terriers pounced on Harry Fisher for 12 hits with Wray Upper, Bucky Winters and Bob Brain each with a pair. Jerry Anderson had two hits for London, one a double. Stan Anderson belted a triple.
Fisher (L) and Bogal
Wall (W 1-0) and Holmes
(June 4) Hamilton Cardinals remained unbeaten downing Brantford Red Sox 2-1 at Brantford. It was the Cardinals 5th straight victory. Ross Paton blanked the Sox for seven innings before tiring and giving way to Don Graham. Brantford scored its only run in the 9th and ended the game with the bases loaded. Ron Stead went the distance for the Red Sox allowing seven hits. Fred Thompson and Jim Wilson each had two hits for the Cardinals.
Paton (W), Graham (8) and xxx
Stead (L) and xxx
(June 4) In the season opener at Listowel, St. Thomas Elgins rebounded from a five-run deficit to top the Legionaires 8-6. Gary Thomas had shutout the Elgins for five innings before running into trouble in the 6th when St. Thomas erupted for six runs on three walks, two errors and two hits. Ron Muir of the Elgins and Don Farrish of Listowel were the top hitters each with two hits.
Ambrose, xxx (3) and xxx
Thomas, xxx (6) and xxx
(June 5) Guelph held onto second place in the Intercounty standings with a 4-3 win over Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen. In the first Sunday game at Kitchener, Mike Wallace went six innings for the win. John Clark finished up allowing just one hit over the last three innings. Gerry Denomme, the 17-year-old right-hander took the loss. Dan "Thumper" Jackson belted a pair of doubles for Guelph.
Wallace (W), Clark (7) and xxx
Denomme (L) and xxx
(June 7) Dutch Perkins fired a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts as London handed Listowel a 5-2 setback. Diamonds scored four in the 4th inning and coasted to the win. Tedd Bogal had a double and single and drove in two for the winners. Don Farrish belted a homer for the Legionaires.
Perkins (W) and Bogal
Axile (L), Thomas (4) and Skelding
(June 9) Jerry Wilson singled in two runs with the bases-loaded and two out in the top of the 10th inning to give London Diamonds a 7-5 verdict over Kitchener-Waterloo. Dutchmen had the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th but failed to scored. K-W missed a golden opportunity in the 8th when, with two men on bases, Jerry Denomme's hit through the hole on the right side of the infield struck runner Nick Rintche and wiped out what would have been the leading run. Stan Anderson led London's 17-hit attack with four safeties and three runs scored. Tedd Bogal and winning pitcher Harry Fisher each had three hits. Shorty Miller had three hits and three RBI for the Dutchmen.
Fletcher, Fisher (W) (5) and Bogal
Schneider, Denomme (L) (6), Smith (10) and Psutka
(June 11) Guelph Merchants rallied for three runs in the 8th to tie and three in the 10th to top London Diamonds 7-5. Dan "Thumper" Jackson belted a homer with two aboard in the 8th to bring the Merchants back from a 4-1 deficit. In the 10th, Jackson led off with a single and Mickey Buske walked. Art O'Connor and Jean Ratelle followed with back-to-back doubles. Diamonds loaded the bases in the bottom of the 10th and scored one run on a wild pitch by starter Gary Field. Merchants' manager Hugh McGillivray called in relief ace John Clark to subdue the rally. Ron Gumbley had three hits for Guelph, Harry Fisher had a trio for London.
Field (W 3-1), Clark (10) and O'Connor
Stolarchuk (L 0-1), Perkins (10) and Hoye
(June 12) Bob Fergsuon wrote in the London Free Press :
Since 1957, Stan "Gabby" Anderson has been about the roughest man with a bat in his hands in these parts. His .403 average that year clinched the Great Lake-Niagara District Baseball League crown. But despite marks of .398 and .420 in succeeding years, Anderson has nothing to show for his efforts.
In 1958 he tied Johnny Ambrose, of St. Thomas, for second in the Senior Intercounty bat race behind league leading Wray Upper, of Galt, and his .413 figure. Last year it was again the bridesmaid role as he trailed loop leader Ernie Myers, of Listowel, by a slim three points.
But this season the London Diamonds outfielder is setting an even hotter clip through games to date. In eight contest he's been at bat 34 times and has slammed 18 safe hits, including a home run, two doubles and a triple for a stratospheric .529 average. He's scored 11 runs and driven in three.
His nearest rival is Hamilton Cardinals ace shortstop Murray Oliver with .522. Oliver is the same person who starred on the silver blades with Detroit Red Wings of the NHL last season. In third position is veteran Joe Yosurak, of Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen, with .500. The loop's leading percentage pitcher is Hamilton's Richard Jack with a 3-0 slate.
(June 16) London Diamonds and the Red Sox battled to a 6-6 draw at Brantford. The game was called after nine innings because of rain. The contest is to be completed July 14th when the clubs meet again in Brantford. Red Sox came from behind with runs in the 8th and 9th to tie after the Diamonds had scored four in the top of the 8th. London's Stan "Gabby" Anderson and Brantford's George Carruth belted homers. Jerry Anderson led London with three hits while Bob Frazier and Len Dziuk each had three for the Red Sox. Harry Fisher went the route for London. Ron Stead went eight frames for Brantford.
Fisher and Bogal, Hoye (6)
Stead, Bush (9) and Baker
(June 16) London Diamonds, tied with Galt for third place in the Intercounty standings, have been hit by a series of misfortunes. Gary Mettie, University of Detroit left-hander, on whom the Diamonds had counted, has decided against playing in London. John Stolarchuk, another U of Detroit student, has received notice he must attend summer school and Roy McKay is likely through for the season because of a back injury suffered in an auto accident. As well, catcher Tedd Bogal has been hampered by a sore throwing arm and was expected to take a break with Shawn Hoye taking over. But, Hoye, unhappy with a construction job, walked out on the team over the weekend. Shortstop Ray Lindsay, on the shelf for nearly two weeks with an ankle injury, is again back on the limp, re-injured in Thursday's game at Brantford.
(June 22) Harry Fisher belted a two-run homer in the 4th inning and London made it stand up for a 2-1 victory over St. Thomas Elgins at Labatt Park. Lefty Dutch Perkins went the distance with a seven-hitter to take the mound decision. Paul Colacecchi allowed just five hits in taking the loss.
Colacecchi (L 1-3) and Rockwell
Perkins (W 2-1) and Bogal
(June 25) In the opener of a twinbill, St. Thomas blanked Brantford 2-0 behind the five-hit pitching of Johnny Ambrose. In the second game, Ambrose bashed a three-run homer in the 6th inning to give Elgins a tie with the Red Sox 3-3. A local curfew forced the game to be halted after nine innings.
xxx and xxx
Ambrose (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx
xxx and xxx
(June 25) In another tie contest, Dan Jackson's 9th inning triple followed by a single by Art O'Connor sent Guelph into a 3-3 draw with Galt Terriers . The game was suspended after 12 innings. Mike Charpinski went 11 innings in his first start for Galt before giving way to Fred Wall. Lefty Gary Field, who relieved starter Mike Wallace in the 4th, held Galt to two hits over the final nine frames. He compiled 17 strikeouts.
Wallace, Field (4) and xxx
Charpinski, Wall (12) and xxx
(June 25) Hamilton Cardinals erupted for five runs in the 7th inning to down Kitchener-Waterloo 5-1. Down 1-0, Cardinals tied the count on Ross Paton's sac fly and Tom Dowling singled to give Hamilton a lead they never relinquished. Richard Jack went seven innings for the win.
Schneider (L), Yosurak (8) and xxx
Jack (W 4-1), Runtes (8) and xxx
(June 25) London Diamonds rallied for six runs in the last two innings, two of them in the bottom of the 9th, to shade Listowel 9-8 at Labatt Park. Ray Lindsay's third single of the game drove in Jerry Wilson with the winning marker. Stan "Gabby" Anderson punched out three hits for London to increase his average to .521. Don Mayes had a double and single. First baseman Al Erickson paced the Legionaires with a homer and single. Dutch Perkins relieved starter Hugh Fletcher in the 4th inning and went the rest of the way for the win. Larry Myers was the losing pitcher.
Poholsky, L Myers (L 0-1) (8), Thomas (9) and Crawley
Fletcher, Perkins (4) (W 3-1) and Bogal
(June 26) Kitchener-Waterloo shaded Listowel 3-2 with Paul Woodard leading the attack with a double and two singles. Gerry Denomme went eight innings to register his first win after four losses.
xxx and xxx
Denomme (W 1-4), Axile (9) and xxx
(June 29) London Diamonds again used a late charge to score a victory, 5-4 over Brantford Red Sox. It was the Diamonds fourth straight win. Down 4-2, London came through with a run in the 7th and two in the 8th for the triumph. Don Mayes led the way with a two-run homer and single. Hugh Fletcher went 6 1/3s innings in relief, allowing just three hits, to capture the mound decision. Al Wade was handed the loss. Jimmy Wilkes thrilled the crowd with some fine defensive play. He robbed Harry Fisher of a homer in the first inning with an over-the-fence grab of a long drive and snapped up Gabby Anderson's sinking liner in the third with a spectacular shoe-string catch.
Stead, Wade (L 1-1) (5) and Baker
Perkins, Fletcher (W 2-0)(3) and Bogal
(June 30) John Mustion, the Syracuse University import, belted a leadoff homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to give St. Thomas a 7-6 triumph over London Diamonds. Before the game, Mustion had been presented with a Player of the Month Award. Mustion also had a single in extending his hitting streak to 10 games. Paul Colacecchi went the distance for the win scattering 11 hits, three each by Dan McLennan and Don Mayes. Howard "Red" Hill, who started the season with the Elgins, allowed just nine hits and fanned ten in taking the loss.
Hill (L) and Bogal
Colacecchi (W) and Rockwell
(July 2) London Diamonds bolstered their roster with the acquisition of three new pitchers and announced the return of another. Ken McFadden, manager of the club, said the team had signed right-handers Frank Vormittag, Bob White and Jim Brown and welcomed the return of John Stolarchuk who found a way to attend summer school in London. Diamonds also signed catcher Huck Armstrong.
(July 2) Tedd Bogal's suicide squeeze bunt in the bottom of the 9th inning scored Jerry Anderson with the winning run in London's 4-3 victory over Galt Terriers at Labatt Park. The visitors had gone ahead 3-2 with a run in the top of the 9th. But in their half of the 9th, back-to-back doubles by Jerry Wilson and Don Mayes of the Diamonds knotted the count. Manager Ken McFadden sent Anderson to run for Mayes. Ray Lindsay's sacrifice advanced him to third and on an 0-1 count, Bogal bunted to the left of pitcher Dennis Aust who could not reach the ball before Anderson had crossed the plate. Mayes had three hits to lead the London offense. A crowd of 1,300, biggest of the season, took in the action.
Aust (L 1-1) and Lutz
Stolarchuck, Fletcher (7), Perkins (W 4-1) (9) and Armstrong
(July 4) Brantford Rex Sox vacated the cellar in the Intercounty League with an 11-4 win over the new, last-place team, the Listowel Legionnaires. Listowel pounded out 13 hits of Ron Stead, but couldn't beat the left-hander, who compiled ten strikeouts for his 5th win of the season. Len Dziuk, Marv Larsen, Mickey Phillips and Gerry Coleman each had two hits for the winners. Clare Maltby had three hits for Listowel. Gary Thomas took the loss.
Thomas (L), Poholsky (1) and xxx
Stead (W) and xxx
(July 5) John Eaton fired a one-hitter in his Intercounty League debut as Listowel topped London 7-3. The left-hander from Traverse City, Michigan, fanned 10 but handed out eight walks and hit three batters. Eaton helped at the plate as well with two hits, a run batted in and scored the first Listowel marker. Bob Zister had the big stick for the Legionaries with a homer and single. Ernie Myers added a pair of triples. The only hit for London was Gabby Anderson's 3rd inning double.
Perkins (L), Hill (5), Stolarchuk (7) and Armstrong, Mendham
Eaton (W 1-0) and Erickson
(July 6) St. Thomas Elgins had just five hits but took advantage of eight walks, a hit batsman, three wild pitches, a passed ball and two errors to take a 9-7 decision from the London Diamonds at Labatt Park. Bob Reed was a main force for the Elgins driving in four runs with two hits, one a double, a stolen bases and two runs scored. Frank Henry picked up the win in relief blanking the Diamonds for 6 2/3s innings. Gabby Anderson extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a single in the first inning.
Colacecchi, Henry (W 1-0) (3) and Rockwell
Fletcher, Stolarchuk (L 0-2) (3) and Bogal, Armstrong
(July 7) Stan "Gabby" Anderson of London Diamonds continues to lead the Intercounty League in hitting with a .457 average, well ahead of runner-up Paul Woodard of Listowel, at .415. Fred Thompson of Hamilton is third at .404. John Mustion of St. Thomas leads in home runs, with four. Jimmy Wilkes of Brantford is tops in stolen bases with nine. Ron Stead, the Brantford southpaw, has regained the lead in the pitching department with a 1.75 earned run average in 72 innings. He's appeared in the most games, 10. John Poholsky and Gary Thomas of Listowel show ERA marks of 1.76 and 1.77. Fred Wall of Galt has the most strike outs, 81. Wall and Richard Jack of Hamilton have the best won-lost marks, each with 5-1 marks.
(July 7) Toronto Maple Leafs clubbed five home runs en route to a 10-8 victory over London Diamonds in the annual Shriners-Knights of Columbus charity game. Don Dillard and Tim Thompson Sr. each belted a pair while Jack Waters added a singleton. Stan "Gabby" Anderson had a four-bagger for the Diamonds. The Intercounty club out-hit the Triple-A Leafs 15-13 with Anderson, Harry Fisher and Jerry Wilson collecting three hits apiece. Don Mendham had two. Fisher, Dutch Perkins, Howard Hill and Frank Vortmittag shared mound duties for London while the Leafs used 17-year-old John Bukowski and 16-year-old Tim Thompson Jr. The contest drew a crowd of 5,500 at London.
Bukowski (W), Tim Thompson Jr. (8) and T. Thompson
Fisher (L), Perkins (6), Hill (8), Vormittag (9) and Bogal
(July 9) Guelph Merchants got homers from Dan "Thumper' Jackson and Jean Ratelle and three doubles and three runs batted in from Frank Kinder to down London Diamonds 8-5 at Labatt Park. Jackson's blast cleared the outer confines of the park and plunged into the Thames River. Lefty Pete Kirchner went the route for the win, limiting London to eight hits. Don Mayes continued his torrid hitting streak for the Diamonds with a double and two singles. He has 14 hits in his last six games to raise his average from .156 6o .333.
Kirchner (W 1-1) and O'Connor
Perkins (L 4-3), Stolarchuk (8) and Bogal
(July 12) Guelph exploded for nine runs in the 6th inning and went on to dump London 12-7 at Guelph. Frank Kinder led the 16-hit Merchants' attack with four hits while Ron Gumbley added three. Don McLennan clouted a three-run homer for the Diamonds. London scored in the first inning as Gary Field walked four batters. Diamonds added three more in the 3rd on a double by Gabby Anderson, a walk and McLennan's four-bagger. Guelph rebounded with a pair in the bottom of the 3rd on a single by Walt Jeffries, Gumbley's double and a single by Nick DiCarlo. London increased their margin to 6-2 with two in the 5th on singles by McLennan, Tedd Bogal and Ray Lindsay. That set the stage for the Merchants' big inning. Art O'Connor was hit by a pitch and Jerry Forth and Ratelle followed with singles to load the bases. Singles by Jeffries and Gumbley knocked in the first two markers of the frame. Dan Jackson's long drive to centre was dropped and two more runners crossed the plate. Guelph did not let up getting a double from Ray Brown, another hit batsman and a walk. Kinder's single plated the 8th and 9th runs of the inning. Guelph's final run came in the 7th on Gumbley's triple and Kirchner's fly ball.
Fisher (L) and Bogal
Field (W), Kirchner (7) and O'Connor, McPhee (8)
(July 13) St. Thomas Elgins blew a 7-1 lead then stormed back with four runs in the 9th inning to down London Diamonds 11-8. Elgins pounded out 16 hits and took advantage of seven London errors. Reg Pitre singled in the tying run on a shot to centre and the winning run scored on an outfield error. Two more errors resulted in a pair of insurance runs. Pitre and Russ Evon led the attack each with three hits. Paul Colacecchi, the winning pitcher, had two hits and scored three times.
Colacecchi (W 2-5) and Rockwell
Hill, Stolarchuk (5), Perkins (L 4-4) (8) and Armstrong, Bogal
(July 14) Ron Stead blanked London on six hits as Brantford Red Sox topped the Diamonds 2-0. John Stolarchuk took the loss, allowing just eight hits. Red Sox scored the only run they needed on this night in the 4th inning when Jimmy Wilkes beat out a bunt, went to third on Marv Larsen's double and scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of George Carruth. The second run came in the 7th inning on singles by Mickey Phillips and Bob Frazier and the lone London error.
Stolarchuk (L) and Armstrong
Stead (W 7-2) and Baker
(July 16) London Diamonds received a gift run in the 12th inning to notch a 6-5 win over Hamilton Cardinals. With one out and Jerry Anderson and brother Stan "Gabby" Anderson both on base with walks, Don Mayes infield grounder fooled Hamilton shortstop Tom Dowling and the Diamonds plated the winner. Mayes had already knocked in three runs with three hits. Catcher Tedd Bogal also had three safeties, one of them a double. John Stolarchuk picked up the win in relief. Al Runtes went the distance for the Cardinals.
Runtes (L 2-3) and Gilmour
Perkins, Stolarchuck (W 1-3) (9) and Bogal
(July 20) Harry Fisher drove in four runs with a homer and single to lead London Diamonds by Listowel Legionaries 10-7. Winning pitcher John Stolarchuk belted a double and two singles and scored twice. Huck Armstrong had two hits and scored three. Stan "Gabby" Anderson extended his hitting streak to 20 games with a two-run single. Lefty John Eaton, who fired a one-hitter at the Diamonds two weeks ago, allowed nine hits and seven walks in taking the loss. Bob Zister paced the Legionaires with a homer and double.
Eaton (L 1-1) and Crawley
Stolarchuk (W 2-3) and Armstrong, Bogal
(July 21) For the second straight night, a Harry Fisher home run led London Diamonds to a victory, this time 8-6 over the Cardinals at Hamilton. London trailed 4-2 going into the 6th inning when Fisher clouted a three-run homer to give Diamonds the lead. Howard Hill pitched into the 9th inning to gain his first win. Reliever Roy McKay preserved the win getting the final out after Hamilton had scored in the bottom of the 9th. Stan "Gabby" Anderson banged out two hits to extend his hitting string to 21 games. Jack Price led the Hamilton offensive with a home run and two singles. Catcher Nels Gilmour added a double and two singles.
Hill (W 1-2), McKay (9) and Bogal
Graham (L 0-2), Agnew (7) and Gilmour
(July 23) Third baseman Danny Drake paced the Brantford offensive with four hits, one a homer, as the Red Sox downed London Diamonds 6-4. Drake knocked in two and scored a pair. George Carruth and Ted Baker also had four-baggers for the Sox who notched their 6th straight victory. Ron Stead went the distance for his 8th win in 10 decisions. He allowed eight hits while fanning nine. Jerry Anderson led the Diamonds with a double and two singles. Stan "Gabby" Anderson was held without a hit to break his hitting streak at 22 games.
Stead (W 8-2) and Baker
McKay, Perkins (L 4-5), Stolarchuk (8) and Bogal
(July 28) Home runs by Harry Fisher and Tedd Bogal sparked London Diamonds to a 6-3 win over the Elgins at St. Thomas. John Stolarchuk fired a five-hitter and fanned nine to capture the mount victory and helped the offense with a double and two singles driving in two runs. Russ Evon had a double and single for the Elgins and knocked in a pair.
Stolarchuk (W 3-3) and Bogal
Ambrose (L 3-5), Henry (9) and Rockwell
(July 30) Third sacker Don Mayes belted a two-run homer in the 7th inning and it stood up for a 2-1 win as London topped Galt at Labatt Park. After six scoreless frames, Galt took the lead with a run in the top of the 7th as Al Ahrens lead off with a triple and scored on Jack Hoy's single. The Terriers loaded the bases, but failed to add to the count. In the bottom of the frame, John Stolarchuk opened with a single and came around on Mayes' blast to left centre. Shortstop Ray Lindsay had three hits for the Diamonds and Wray Upper had three for the Terriers. Harry Fisher held Galt to seven hits to capture the win, his third. Jock MacNeil took the loss.
MacNeil (L 2-4) and Lutz
Fisher (W 3-3) and Bogal
(August 1) Brantford Red Sox topped London 4-2 Monday afternoon to extended their winning streak to nine games. Spud Bush went six innings to record his 6th win of the season. Ron Stead provided superb relief allowing just one hit in three scoreless innings. Marv Larsen had a homer and single for the Red Sox. Jerry Anderson punched out four singles for London.
Hill (L 1-3). Stolarchuk (4) and Armstrong, Bogal
Bush (W 6-4), Stead (7) and Baker
(August 1) London Diamonds dropped their second game of the day, 3-2 in a night game at Galt. Dennis Aust held the Diamonds to seven hits to registering the win, his 5th of the season. Roy McKay gave up eight hits in taking the loss. Bob Duncan had three hits for the Terriers, including a two-run double in the 3rd inning. Don Mayes belted a homer for London.
McKay (L 0-1) and Bogal
Aust (W 5-2) and Lutz
(August 3) Jim Wilson stole home with two out in the bottom of the 9th inning to give Hamilton Cardinals a 6-5 win over London Diamonds. Wilson had reached on a single and went all the way to third on a wild throw to first base. Larry Cunningham led the Cards' with three hits, one a double. Howie MacMillan, a right-hander up from junior ranks, picked up the win in relief of starter Richard Jack.
Fisher (L) and Bogal
Jack, McMillan (W 1-0) (6) and Gilmour
(August 6) John Poholsky shutout London on five hits as Listowel downed the Diamonds 7-0. In winning his 8th game, against just one defeat, the right-hander fanned ten and walked four. Paul Woodard and Ernie Myers each with a triple, two singles and two runs scored.
Poholsky (W 8-1) and Crawley
Stolarchuck (L 3-4), McKay (8) and Bogal
(August 11) The defending champion Brantford Red Sox clinched the 1960 league pennant with a 4-1 victory over London, sending the Diamonds to their 6th straight defeat. Red Sox playing manager George Carruth clouted a homer in the 2nd inning to give Brantford the early lead. Harry Fisher homered for London in the 4th to tie. Red Sox scored what proved to be the winner in the 6th when Jimmy Wilkes led off with a liner to centre that bounded high over the head of centre fielder Jerry Wilson. Wilkes made it all the way to third and scored on a wild pitch. Brantford added two insurance runs in the 8th inning on a single by Les Dziuk, his third of the game, two walks and an error. Al Wade tossed a six-hitter for the win. Roy McKay allowed just five hits in taking the loss.
McKay (L) and Bogal
Wade (W) and Baker
(August 13) Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen edged London 10-9 in 11 innings combining 16 hits with 9 London errors to capture the victory. Dutchmen plated the winner when lead-off batter Larry Pfaff singled was sacrificed to second, took third on a wild pitch and scored on a sac fly. Dutchmen had tied the score in the bottom of the 9th with an unearned run. Left fielder Shorty Miller led the attack with three hits. First sacker Arlie Parker had a triple and single. John Stolarchuk had four of London's 18 hits. Don Mayes added three. Tedd Bogal poked a homer for the Diamonds. Gene Zanatta was the winner in relief.
Fisher (L) and Bogal
Hupp, Qua (6), Zanatta (W) (7) and Psutka
(August 15) In a game which featured 23 runs, 29 hits and 15 errors, the Guelph Merchants came away with a 12-11 decision over London. The Diamonds blew an 8-2 lead as the Merchants erupted for eight runs in the 5th frame. London's Don Mayes was the game's hitting star with five safeties. Dutch Perkins added three. Art O'Connor was best for Guelph with three. Ray Brown had two hits, one a homer.
Stolarchuk, McKay (L) (5) and Armstrong
Field, Kirchner (W) (5) and O'Connor
(August 16) John Poholsky was outstanding on the mound for Listowel as the Legionaires downed London 3-2 to eliminate the Diamonds from playoff contention. The win assued Listowel of second place in the league standings. Poholsky allowed just four hits, no walks and fanned 13. George Arlein's double drove in Listowel's first run in the second inning. They added another in the 3rd on Bob Zister's double, an error and Ernie Myers' infield hit. They plated the winning marker in the 7th when Paul Woodard singled and circled the bases as the ball eluded oufielder Gerry Wilson and rolled to the centre field fence. Diamonds rallied in the 9th as Harry Fisher doubled, advanced on Don McLennan's single and scored on an infield out. London had two on bases when Poholsky fanned Tedd Bogal for the final out.
McKay (L) and Bogal
Poholsky (W) and Erickson
(August 17) In their final game of the season, London Diamonds exploded for eight runs in the 7th inning to down Kitchener-Waterloo 13-9 and end an eight-game losing streak. Harry Fisher's 8th homer of the season highlighted the big inning. Diamonds relied on the long ball as, in addition to Fisher's four-bagger, the winners got triples from Jerry Wilson, Don Mayes, John Stolarchuk and Huck Armstrong. Don McLennan added a double. Dave Smallwood had a triple and two singles for the Dutchmen. Howard "Red" Hill picked up the win. London played without regular shortstop Ray Lindsay, injured last Thursday at Brantford, and outfielder "Gabby" Anderson who suffered a should separation in last Saturday's game in Kitchener.
Axile, Smallwood (L 0-1) (6), Yosurak (6), Schneider (8) and Mansz
Hill (W 2-3), Wilson (8) and Bogal
(August 18) Stan "Gabby" Anderson captured the Intercounty batting title with a .391 mark to best Jackie Price of Hamilton, who finished at .383. Dan "Thumper" Jackson of Guelph was third, at .370. The 30-year-old Anderson was runner-up last season in spite of a .420 average. In 1958, he batted .398, but lost the batting crown to Wray Upper who hit .413. In 1957, Anderson won the title in the Great Lakes-Niagara District League. Jackson led the league in home runs, 10, and runs batted in, 40.
(September 18) In the league cellar at mid-season, the Brantford Red Sox climaxed a spectacular resurgence with a 3-0 victory over Hamilton Cardinals to capture the Intercounty League championship for the second consecutive year. Ron Stead held the Cardinals to just four hits in recording his 17th win of the season. The Sox took the best-of-seven final in five games after sweeping Guelph in semi-final action. In their comeback streak, Brantford won 25 of 29 games, including eight of nine in the playoffs. Richard Jack gave up just six hits and one earned run in taking the loss.
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