1970 Baseball Replay

A replay of the 1970 baseball season using Diamond Mind Baseball.

Category: Houston Astros

Astros Get Pilots' Bouton

Filed under Houston Astros, Seattle Pilots, Uncategorized
August 27, 1969

The Houston Astros acquired former Yankee pitcher Jim Bouton from the Seattle Pilots in a two for one trade. The Astros traded right-hander Dooley Womack, 30, of Columbia, S.C. and Roy Roric, 23, of Los Angeles, Calif. for the 30-year-old knuckleball specialist. Bouton, who once won 21 games with New York, had appeared in 52

Memorial Day Action

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins, Montreal Expos, New York Mets, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Pilots
May 30, 1969

The 1969 baseball campaign reached the Memorial Day pole as the clubs jockey for position for the summer stretch. The division leaders have held their grounds, but strange things happen in baseball during the heated months. The new division format doubles pennant fever this summer as more teams should have playoff aspirations. The biggest surprise

Spec Would Make Astro Deals Again

Filed under Houston Astros
April 30, 1969

Spec Richardson, Houston’s general manager, says his explanation of what happened to the Astros at the start of the season is simple. “Our players have not played up to their potential,” said Richardson, who made more deals during the off season than any other general manager. He said he would go back and make every

NL West Preview

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants
April 6, 1969

CINCINNATI has high expectations for 1969. “Watch out for the Reds,” manager Dave Bristol says boldly. “We’re going to make some noise this year, and I mean a winning noise!” The Reds have a fearsome lineup, headed by Pete Rose (.307) and also featuring another of the majors’ select list of eight .300 hitters, Alex

Clenendon Controversy Concludes with Compromise

Filed under Houston Astros, Montreal Expos
April 4, 1969

The Houston Astros concluded the Donn Clendenon controversy by accepting two young pitchers and an undisclosed amount of cash from the Montreal Expos. Roy Hofheinz, owner of the Astros, then said he he dropping a federal suit for a minimum $10,000 in damages from the Expos. Houston obtained John Billingham, 26, Montreal’s No. 2 or

Hofheinz Blasts Kuhn, Sues Over Staub Deal

Filed under Houston Astros, Montreal Expos
March 25, 1969

Commissioner Bowie Kuhn has taken on a fight to the finish for ruling that Rusty Staub is the property of the Expos, Roy Hofheinz, president of the Astros, said at a press conference March 22. Hofheinz retained legal counsel to carry the battle to civil court. Two days later, the Astros filed a petition before

Howard, Rader Named Players of the Month

Filed under Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins, Washington Senators
September 1, 1968

Behemoth Frank Howard of the Washington Senators was named American League Player of the Month after topping all major league players with 14 home runs and 31 runs batted in during the month of August. Howard batted .280 for the month. In the National League, Doug Rader of the Houston Astros drew headlines for his

Rader, Cash Named Players of the Week

Filed under Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros
August 12, 1968

Houston Astro third baseman Doug Rader made headlines this week with his role in a bench-clearing brawl in the Astrodome against the New York Mets. On Monday, Rader was awarded for his bat work by being named National League Player of the Week for the week ending August 11, 1968. Rader drove in ten runs


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