Saturday, April 10, 2021

Cards and vintage things: August 4, 1972

 The Navy Medical Service Corps, the medical support staff Corps of the U.S. Navy, was established on August 4, 1947. This matchbook commemorates the Corps' 25th Anniversary.

News highlights included the US Senate approving the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with the Soviet Union and Arthur Bremer sentenced to 63 years in prison for shooting Alabama governor George Wallace.

With no team in Washington, DC in 1972 I figured the most relevant team here would be the Baltimore Orioles. The O's lived up to their nickname that day, shut out 2-0 in Boston, behind a two-hit complete game effort by Marty Pattin. Boog Powell was the hitting "hero" for Baltimore with a single and a walk.