1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Bob Gibson

Petrocelli Homers Twice for AL Glory

Filed under All Star Game
July 23, 1969
Rico Petrocelli

Washington, D.C. – Rico Petrocelli set an All Star Game record by homering in his first two All-Star at-bats of his career to lead the American League to a 7-3 victory over the National League before 45,259 in attendance, including President Richard M. Nixon, at the newly-christened RFK Stadium. Petrocelli’s home runs came in the

Cubs Sweep Cards on Billy Williams Day

Filed under Chicago Cubs
June 29, 1969
Billy Williams

Billy Williams celebrated his day by setting a National League endurance record as the Chicago Cubs moved within a half game of the National League East lead with a double header sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals. Williams broke former Cardinal Stan Musial’s record of 893 consecutive games by appearing in both contests before a

Top Baseball Stars Agree to Hold Out

Filed under News
December 5, 1968

A strike by major league baseball players loomed Wednesday night when more than 150 of baseball’s top players pledged that they would not sign their 1969 contracts until a new benefit had been ratified by the Players Association. Among those who said they would hold out and who agreed to permit their names to be

Tigers Finish Off Cardinals, 2-1.

Filed under World Series
October 6, 1968

Detroit, Oct. 6 – The Detroit Tigers won their second consecutive World Championship in the same fashion as last season: a four game sweep of one run victories over the St. Louis Cardinals. It was not the humiliation that Tiger pitcher Denny McLain predicted, but humbling nonetheless for Red Schoendienst’s Redbirds. Bob Gibson took his

Gibson, McLain Named MVP & Cy Winners

Filed under News
October 5, 1968

In a season dominated by the pitcher, it seems only fitting that the two major awards be given to the two dominant pitchers of the season: Bob Gibson of St. Louis and Denny McLain of Detroit. McLain was also named MVP of the World Series after besting Gibson twice in the Tigers’ sweep over the

Gibson, McLain Named MVP & Cy Winners

Filed under News

In a season dominated by the pitcher, it seems only fitting that the two major awards be given to the two dominant pitchers of the season: Bob Gibson of St. Louis and Denny McLain of Detroit. McLain was also named MVP of the World Series after besting Gibson twice in the Tigers’ sweep over the

McLain Leads Tigers to Opening Win

Filed under World Series
October 2, 1968

St. Louis, Oct. 2 – The sellout crowd of 54,692 at Busch Stadium and national television audience expected a showdown on the mound by the aces of the Series, St. Louis’ Bob Gibson and Detroit’s Denny McLain. But, McLain surprised them all with a three-hit performance at the plate, including a double in the seventh

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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