1970 Baseball Replay

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

Category: Cleveland Indians

Southpaws McDowell, Koosman Named June's Top Hurlers

Filed under Cleveland Indians, New York Mets
July 1, 1969
McDowell and Koosman

There hasn’t been much cause for celebration this season in Cleveland, but the month turned in by Sam McDowell caught the attention of all American League fans. McDowell, the former Sports Illustrated cover boy, was named Pitcher of the Month in the American League for June, 1969. McDowell last won this honor four years ago

Hawk Nests In Boston; Trade May Be Nullified

Filed under Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians
April 20, 1969

Slugging Ken Harrelson, stunned and shaken by a trade which he claimed would cost him up to $750,000 in lost business opportunities, retired from baseball at the age of 27 yesterday rather than report from the Boston Red Sox to the Cleveland Indians. The long haired “Hawk”, who captivated the city of Boston with his

No Hard Feelings When Tony C., Hamilton Meet

Filed under Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians
April 12, 1969

“It’s time to forget.” That’s the feeling of both Boston outfielder Tony Conigliaro and Jack Hamilton, husky, righthanded pitcher for the Indians. They faced each other for the first time April 12 since that game in August of 1967 when one of Hamilton’s fast balls crashed into the side of young Tony’s head. It left

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

Gibson and Tiant Claim Pitch Titles

Filed under Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals
September 30, 1968

Cardinal right hander Bob Gibson posted an ERA this season that has not been seen in baseball for fifty years. Gibson led baseball with a 1.32 mark, the lowest since Walter Johnson’s 1.27 ERA in 1918. Gibson also led the National League with 26 wins, matching Juan Marichal and Sandy Koufax two seasons ago. Chicago’s

Sock It to 'Em, Tigers: a First Half Review

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Washington Senators
July 10, 1968

The Detroit Tigers closed out the first half of the 1968 American League schedule strong, winning nine of their last ten games and stretching their lead to six and a half games over the second-place Cleveland Indians. Denny McLain (15-4) is grabbing the headlines in the junior circuit with his collection of victories, but the

Horton Shelved A Month With Knee Injury

Filed under Cleveland Indians
June 24, 1968

The Indians’ already long-shot pennant hopes suffered another severe blow when they lost their leading power hitter, first baseman Tony Horton, for an indefinite period. Horton, who was batting .258 and paced the Tribe with nine home runs and 29 RBIs, suffered an injury to his left knee. Tony complained that his knee buckled and


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