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|Star RF Signs Extension with Detroit|
Monday, October 7th, 1974: Detroit fans celebrated as word of a signing became reality. Reggie Jackson won't be pulling up stakes anytime soon, as he has signed a 3-year extension at a pay rate of $7,553,333 per annum.
Since he is widely seen as an integral part of the club, Detroit officials had to keep Jackson from jumping ship.
Jackson is presently hitting at a .278 pace with 38 home runs and 112 RBIs. He has played in 143 games and scored 85 times.
|How Sweep it Is! San Francisco Wins UL World Series|
Sunday, October 6th, 1974: The Spiders rolled over Atlanta 3-2 at Seals Stadium to easily win the 1974 UL World Series crown.
San Francisco won in a walk and swept the series from the Hilltoppers 4-0. It was their 1st championship title.
The winning manager praised his own club as well as the opposition, "It wasn't as easy as it looked. We had to play good baseball to beat them. The Hilltoppers are a fine team, but we always seemed to come up with the key hit at the right time and to make the the plays on defense when we had to. That's how you win the UL World Series."
The Spiders took second place in the West Division and rounded out the year with a 87-69 record.
|Bad News for Atlanta, Dal Canton Injured|
Saturday, October 5th, 1974: Hilltoppers starting pitcher Bruce Dal Canton will be spending 4 months on the shelf according to his manager. He was hurt in a recent game against San Francisco throwing a pitch and suffered a bone spur in his elbow. The Atlanta GM told BNN no decision had been made on his replacement. He said an announcement was forthcoming, probably tomorrow.
In season stats Dal Canton shows a 13-7 record in 30 games, 192.2 innings, 128 strikeouts and a 3.78 ERA.