JULY 18 1970
Montgomery Rebels take first place in the Southern League, beating Mobile in both end of a doubleheader by the same 1-0 score.
Starting Pitcher Jim Foor pitched a three hitter in the first game for the Rebels, outdueling Mobiles starter who threw a four hitter. Marty Barski doubled and then scored on a wild pitch for the only run of the game to win it for Montgomery.
In game two, starter Steve Cushmore struck out seven and gave up just five hits.
John Young scored the games only run in unearned fashion when he walked, stole second and raced home on throwing errors by the catcher and centerfielder.
Another doubleheader follows the next day vs Mobile.
A nice article was written on John Young and his reasons for being in Montgomery this week, the writeup appearing in the Advertiser. I dont have a bird, so I dont get the paper, and it almost snuck by me unnoticed!
MARV ROTBLATTThis week we learned of the death of former Montgomery Rebel pitcher Marv Rotblatt. Rotty was with the Rebels in '56 when the team split time between Montgomery and Little Rock, pitching in 15 games, he made seven starts and compiled a record of five wins and four losses.
The lefty spent parts of three seasons in the big leagues with the White Sox, winning four games and losing three from 1948-'51. In 1951, at just age 23, he was dealt from the Pale Hose to the PCL Seattle team, but Marv hangs up the spikes and never reports to pro ball again.