Game 6 – Memorial Stadium
It’s still do or die. Manager Nixon calls on Tom Phoebus and New York counters with Jim McAndrews. Coach Nixon also tells the troops we need hits, send the Mets a message. With 1 out Ed 'I hate him' Charles blasts in 422 over center. Here we go again. Not today put on those rally caps. In the bottom half Don Buford and Paul Blair swat back to back singles, Frank Robinson goes down swinging, Boog Powell doubles off the wall in right scoring both Don Buford and Paul Blair and Boog Powell advances to third on the throw. He would score when Brooks Robinson flew out to left. Orioles up 4-1. In the bottom of the 5th Paul Blair doubles off the wall in and scores when Frank Robinson singles to left. Boog Powell singles between 3rd and short, Brooks Robinson grounds a single between 1st and 2nd. Davey Johnson singles between 1st and 2nd scoring Frank Robinson, Andy Etchebarren flies out to left and Boog Powell scores. Orioles up 7-1. With the game out of hand, Manager Chisholm leaves Jim McAndrew in to preserve his pitchers for what looks like a showdown game 7. Baltimore wins convincingly 8-1. Game MVP and winner Tom Phoebus goes the distance allows 4 hits, 1 run, 1 walk and 9 strikeouts, Jim McAndrew also went the distance and was shell shocked allowing 16 hits, 8 runs.
Series tied 3-3.
--submitted by Robert Chisholm--