1970 Baseball Replay

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

Category: Chicago Cubs

Mets Hold Off Cubs; Maintain East Lead

Filed under Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, Uncategorized
September 9, 1969

The New York Mets defeated the Chicago Cubs, 2-0, to maintain their slim one-game lead over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League East. The Cubs marooned fourteen baserunners in the shutout loss and may be wondering if supernatural forces are working against them. In the top of the seventh inning, Chicago loaded the bases

Face Available, If Wanted

Filed under Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Montreal Expos, Uncategorized

Some baseball people were surprised when the Montreal Expos released Elroy Face a couple of weeks ago. The former Pirate bullpen ace had done a good job for Gene Mauch. He had won three games, saved twelve with three losses. “I wasn’t surprised,” Face said yesterday upon his return from a fishing trip. “I guess

Selma's No-Hitter Turns to Defeat in Ninth

Filed under Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, Uncategorized
August 17, 1969

While in the Cubs’ bullpen, Dick Selma was a cheerleader. He led the cheers of the Bleacher Bums during the summer of ’69, Perhaps he was motivated by guilt. On June 26, the Pirates took over first place in the NL East with an 11-3 thrashing of the Cubs at Wrigley. Dick Selma had been

Mets Hold Their Noses While Cubs Click Heels

Filed under Chicago Cubs, New York Mets
July 20, 1969

There’s nothing make believe about the feud between the Mets and the Cubs. It’s alive and it’s real…just as real as the Mets are. They made believers of their own managers by taking the a three-game series this week at Wrigley Field. They also made believers out of the Cubs and sprinkled a little gasoline

Bruins See 20 Victories in Snappy Show of Hands

Filed under Chicago Cubs
July 8, 1969

The season began well for Billy Hands. In June he suffered a June swoon so common among the Wrigley players, but as the National League campaign passed the half-way mark, he has become a consistent performer behind Durocher’s ace, Ferguson Jenkins. Hands opened the season with a 6-1 mark in the first two months, but


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