1970 Baseball Replay

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

Category: San Francisco Giants

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

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

Jackson, McCovey Top Sluggers in July

Filed under Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants
August 1, 1969

Oakland’s Reggie Jackson and San Francisco’s Willie McCovey were named Batters of the Month for July, 1969 for their respective leagues. It was not the first time the Bay Area had celebrated such an occasion for in April, 1968, Oakland’s Rick Monday and San Francisco’s Jim Ray Hart won the award. McCovey may be en

Sluggers McCovey, Howard Honored

Filed under San Francisco Giants, Uncategorized, Washington Senators
July 1, 1969

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Sluggers McCovey, Howard Honored

Filed under San Francisco Giants, Washington Senators

As the calendar turns to June, a sure sign of summer is Willie McCovey’s bat. Big Mac collected his third Player of the Month award during the month of June, his third in the last four seasons. But this particular June, McCovey was red-hot: a .406 average for the month, an on-base percentage of .516,

Mays Hits For Cycle in Giants' Rout

Filed under Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants
June 26, 1969

The San Francisco Giants routed the Cincinnati Reds in the opening game of a weekend series at Crosley Field between divisional contenders. Willie Mays hit the first cycle of his career, and interestingly, each of Mays’s hits came off a different Reds’ pitcher. Mays opened with the most difficult of the ingredients, a triple, in

Mays Hits Career Clout Number 600

Filed under San Francisco Giants, Uncategorized

Willie Mays became the second player in major league history to hit 600 career home runs with a solo shot to left field in the fourth inning last night off Atlanta starter Milt Pappas at Atlanta Stadium. Mays’ home run opened the scoring, and Mays capped the scoring with another clout, a two-run blast in


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