1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Bill Freehan

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

The Most Painful of Losses

Filed under World Series
October 5, 1968

Oct. 5 – As the sellout crowd filed out of Tiger Stadium, a common thought was shared among the faithful. Their beloved Tigers were surely on their way to a second consecutive championship. Detroit defeated St. Louis, 5-4, in one of the most thrilling and heart breaking of contest in the history of the Fall

McLain Staves Off Birds Sweep

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers
September 1, 1968

Denny McLain won his 25th game of the 1968 campaign with a 8-5 victory that maintained Detroit’s double-digit lead into the month of September and avoided a sweep by the visiting Baltimore Orioles. McLain was staked to an early lead on Norm Cash’s two-run single in the third inning, but the visitors grabbed a one-run

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

Spine Surgery Idles Mathews for Two Months

Filed under Detroit Tigers
July 5, 1968

It’s tough for a free-swinging 36-year-old hitter to rebound from a back operation in a couple of months. Unless your name is Eddie Mathews. “We’re pulling for him to help us in the last month of the season,” said Mayo Smith, Detroit manager. “He’s the kind of guy who keeps growing in your estimation,” declared

Tigers Erupt Against John's No-Hit Bid

Filed under Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers
June 30, 1968

On a Sunday afternoon at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull, White Sox All Star pitcher Tommy John carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning. It appeared the Chicago White Sox would avert a disastrous weekend sweep at Tiger Stadium. On Friday, Detroit scored a pair of touchdowns to rout Chicago, 14-0. On Saturday, Denny

Tovar Breaks Up Lolich's No-Hitter At Final Out

Filed under Detroit Tigers
June 12, 1968

Mickey Lolich was one out from the season’s first no-hitter when Cesar Tovar lined the first pitch between Ray Oyler and Don Wert for a clean single as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Minnesota Twins, 5-0. It was the second no-hitter attempt by a Tiger pitcher against this Twins lineup this season. Last month, but


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