1970 Baseball Replay

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

Category: St. Louis Cardinals

Flood Files Challenge to Reserve Clause

Filed under News, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals
January 16, 1970

Baseball is a monopoly that places players in a state of peonage and involuntary servitude, veteran outfielder Curt Flood contended yesterday in filing a suit that challenges the very foundation of the national pastime. The civil suit was brought in Federal Court by the 32-year-old, $90,000 star who last fall was traded by the St.

Flood’s Decision Jeopardizes 7-Player Allen Trade

Filed under Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals
October 9, 1969
Facing Tom Seaver

Richie Allen, the controversial first baseman of the Philadelphia Phillies, was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals yesterday in a seven-player deal that could wind up in the office of the commissioner. The Phillies sent Allen to the Cardinals for catcher Tim McCarver, outfielder Curt Flood, relief pitcher Joe Hoerner, and utility outfielder Byron Browne.

Bing Shakes Redbird Nest

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
June 6, 1969

Bing Devine keeps changing players around as if they were so many bubble gum cards. The Cardinals’ general manager ought to receive an award as the best friend the airlines ever had. Before Bing is through, the Redbirds’ 1968 pennant winners will have to hold a reunion soon if they want to reminisce about the

Cepeda: "I Don't Miss Anything About St. Louis"

Filed under Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals
April 18, 1969

Orlando Cepeda appears to be a happy player, with little regret that he no longer was with the Cardinals, who traded him to the Braves prior to the start of the season. “I’m very happy with this club,” said Cepeda. “Everybody has been very good to me in Atlanta, both on the ball club and

Wild Scene of Triumph in Montreal

Filed under Montreal Expos, St. Louis Cardinals
April 14, 1969

You know something special is happening when fans bypass exits, parking lots, and taverns to head straight to the advance ticket windows and beg for more. That was the scene in Montreal on April 14 when they lined up to buy more ducats seconds after the Expos had brought big league baseball to Montreal, by


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