1970 Baseball Replay

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

Category: San Diego Padres

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

Fans Slow to Warm Up to Padres' Youth Kick

Filed under San Diego Padres
July 8, 1969

Winning and attendance have been major problems for the expansionist Padres this season. The problems are directly related. The Padres haven’t been winning because they don’t have the established players to compete in the National League. And a major reason for their modest attendance has been the anonymity of the young, inexperienced club. Buzzie Bavasi

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

Padre Weak Spot; Top of Bat Order

Filed under San Diego Padres
April 25, 1969

Wanted: Leadoff hitter who can get on base. Apply immediately to Manager Preston Gomez of the San Diego Padres at San Diego Stadium, P.O. 20322, San Diego, Calif. Though their first 17 games – five wins, twelve losses, the Padres have tried three batters in the leadoff spot. Among them – Rafael Robles, Jerry DaVanon

Selma Shipped to Cubs For Pitching Help

Filed under Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres
April 24, 1969

In an effort to bolster their pitching staff, the San Diego Padres traded off one-for-two. Right-hander Dick Selma, the opening night starter for San Diego, was peddled to the Cubs. Selma was hit hard on Opening Night, but settled down with two solid starts. He takes a 1-3 record and 5.65 ERA with him to

McBean Plugs L.A. Fireman Gap

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres
April 18, 1969

In the early stages of this season, Walter Alston answered the question as to what he needed most with just three words: “A relief pitcher.” Up until this spring, his answer had been, “a righthanded hitter.” Apparently satisfied that rookies Ted Sizemore, Bill Sudakis, and “veteran rookie” Andy Kosco, the emergence of WIllie Crawford and


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