Clyde Wright, Jim Perry Share Pitcher of the Month Honors

Filed under California Angels, Minnesota Twins
May 1, 1970
Clyde Wright Celebration

The California Angels celebrated one of the most successful months in franchise history this April. The club’s accomplishments were recognized with the naming of Clyde Wright as American League Pitcher of the Month, but the party was crashed by the defending division champion, Minnesota Twins, as Wright shares the spotlight with the Twins’ new found

Pair of Catchers Take Player of the Month Honors

Filed under Detroit Tigers, San Francisco Giants
April 30, 1970

Dick Dietz of the San Francisco Giants was named National League Player of the Month over some stiff competition. Dietz was an obvious choice after his month of a .453 average with 6 home runs and 23 RBI in 17 April games. Tony Perez and Bobby Tolan would likely have won the honor any other

Reichardt Fires Parting Shot in Wake of Trade

Filed under California Angels, Washington Senators
April 27, 1970

The Angels traded promise that never materialized and promise that someday might accrue to the Senators yesterday. In exchange, the Angels got the power hitter that club officials claim can be the catalyst in California’s bid of the championship of the American League West. Traded to the Senators were: Rick Reichardt, 27 years old and

Phils No-Hit Second Straight Weekend; Padres’ Kirby Turns Trick

Filed under Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres
April 26, 1970

The Philadelphia Phillies were no-hit for the second time in as many weekends. Las week, it was the Mets’ young fireballer, Nolan Ryan. Yesterday at San Diego Stadium, the Phils matched up with 21-year-old Clay Kirby, a 19-game loser last season who entered this contest with an ERA of 8.83. But, Kirby showed promise in

Mets’ Ryan No-Hits Phillies, 5-0.

Filed under New York Mets
April 18, 1970

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Apollo 13 on Moonward Course

Filed under News
April 12, 1970
Apollo 13 launch

Three American astronauts sped smoothly toward a risky moon adventure Saturday and watched as a spent rocket hull was sent fleeting ahead to a lunar collision that may reveal secrets of the moon’s interior. Apollo 13 astronauts James L. Lovell, Jr., Fred W. Haise, Jr., and John L. Swigert, Jr. firmly on their path to