The St. Louis Cardinals have been playing at a Lost Weekend rate, which has to further embarrass Owner Gussie Busch. They lost four straight Saturday games and three on consecutive Sundays. But the Cardinals are shucking older players and, hopefully, getting ready for the future. "Pope Paul" Owens started pulling players off the field in Philadelphia. His first victim was Willie Montanez, the club's best performer a year ago, who Owens felt dogged it on a fly ball. Montanez denied that he did, but that's the sort of thing that happens to losers.
PITT 67-39 NY 57-48 CHI 57-52 ST.L 51-54 MONT 48-57 PHIL 40-66