Baseballs

Aug. 5, 1978

Bill Lee and Don Zimmer weren’t exactly pals, which Lee will forever cite as the reason he did not get the ball to start against the Yankees in the Bucky Dent Game.

Of course, there could have been a more earthly reason.

Lee had a record of 10-3 after a 5-4 win over the Twins at Fenway Park on July 15. It was his final win of the season.

That frustrating run of seven straight losses included the 6-2 setback at Milwaukee reported on this day.

Lee didn’t make it out of the first inning. Home runs by Sal Bando and Larry Hisle brought Zimmer out with the hook five batters into the game.

The Brewers were enjoying their most successful season since they were born as the Seattle Pilots in 1969. They were in second place, and this win brought them to within five games of the Red Sox.

Baltimore was third, eight games out, one-half game ahead of the Yankees.

You May Have Missed…

One win in the books

Celtics take charge in Game 1 What did we learn in Game 1 of the NBA Finals? The time outs are too damned long. ABC must be making the gazillion dollars Donald Trump will end ...

A few thoughts …

Red Sox still look like a .500 team Floating down a lonesome stream of consciousness, hoping that ABC’s presentation of the NBA Finals achieves the worst ratings in the history of TV ratings … Two ...

Fresh Content Direct to Your Inbox