1970 Baseball Replay

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

Category: Detroit Tigers

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

Nixon Sees Bosman Blank Tigers, 6-0.

Filed under Detroit Tigers, Washington Senators
April 6, 1970

President Nixon made a belated appearance at the ballpark today to see Dick Bosman and the Washington Sentors shut out the Detroit Tigers, 6-0. The President waited at the White House until assured that his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Harrold Carswell, had won a test vote in the Senate, then headed for Robert F. Kennedy

McLain Out Until July 1st

Filed under Detroit Tigers
April 1, 1970

Denny McLain, cited for being gullible and greedy, was suspended until July 1 by baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn after the investigation disclosed the Detroit Tigers’ pitcher had attempted to become a partner of gamblers allegedly involved in bookmaking operations. The action by Kuhn, who six weeks ago suspended McLain while investigating his off-the-field activities, also

Kuhn Suspends McLain Indefinitely

Filed under Detroit Tigers
February 20, 1970
McLain Suspended SI

Denny McLain, the Detroit Tigers’ all-star baseball pitcher duped into believing there is a fool-proof system to win on horse race gambling, was set down indefinitely by Commissioner Bowie Kuhn. The commissioner announced that McLain’s candid admission of involvement with a bookmaking ring left the commissioner’s office with “no alternative”. The commissioner also said that

Sain Out as Tigers' Pitching Coach

Filed under Detroit Tigers, Uncategorized
August 10, 1969

The Detroit Tigers announced that pitching coach was released. “He didn’t resign,” declared General Manager Jim Campbell, who acted after talking by telephone with Owner John Fetzer in Kalamazoo, Mich. “He was fired,” said manager Mayo Smith bluntly. “John should be the manager. That’s the only way he can run a pitching staff the way

Tigers Furious Over Yankee Stadium Atmosphere

Filed under Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees
April 20, 1969

In the papers, one will read that the Detroit Tigers swept the New York Yankees in a Sunday double-header at Yankee Stadium. But what will be missing from the news stories is the conditions in which the games were played. Tiger players were pelted with seemingly anything that the crowd could get their hands on

AL East Preview

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, Washington Senators
April 6, 1969

DETROIT stood pat, which isn’t a bad idea for a winning hand. The Tigers lost only one regular – SS Ray Oyler – but he was expendable as lefty Tom Matchick seems to be a more suitable replacement for Tiger Stadium. Pitching is one of the Tiger strong points and manager Mayo Smith as three

The Long-Awaited Rematch At Hand

Filed under Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals, World Series
October 1, 1968

After the Tigers swept the St. Louis with four one-run victories in the 1967 World Series, Bob Gibson and the Redbirds finally have their rematch with the Bengals. Gibson guided the Cardinals to the promised land of a pennant with a strong September performance that has many pundits thinking Most Valuable Player laurels for the


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