1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Carl Yastrzemski

Boston Fires Dick Williams

Filed under Boston Red Sox, Uncategorized
September 23, 1969

Controversial manager Dick Williams who led the Red Sox to contention in his rookie season of 1967 was fired four hours before Boston’s 8-1 loss to New York. Coach Eddie Popowski was named Williams’ replacement. Williams was fired because his players resented his methods. Williams had one year remaining on his three-year contract, and it

Oriole Teammates Named AL Players of the Month

Filed under Baltimore Orioles
April 30, 1969

The Baltimore Orioles, picked by many in the spring to challenge the champion Detroit Tigers, stormed ahead in the new American League Eastern Division in the season’s first month. When the writers selected the Player and Pitcher of the Month for April, two reasons for the Oriole surge rose to the top of the list.

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

Cater Surprises; Alou Slips Past Reds' Duo

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Oakland Athletics
September 30, 1968

Danny Cater, first baseman of the Oakland Athletics, won the batting title in the American League. Cater, a career .250 hitter prior to this season, upset the apple cart by stumping many experts who viewed the 28-year-old Texan as a figment of the box-score manufacturers. Whoever heard of a batting champ you’ve never heard of?

Hub Fans have Brand-New Hero – Slugger Harrelson

Filed under Boston Red Sox
August 19, 1968

The fickle fans of Boston have a new hero this season at Fenway Park. The fans can’t cheer for Tony Conigliaro because he isn’t playing. Jim Lonborg has won only a few games, and Carl Yastrzemski still has his fans. But, Ken Harrelson has taken over the affection of the 1,800,000 who will have watched

Yaz, Cha Cha Honored as Players of the Week

Filed under Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals
August 5, 1968

Acknowledged clubhouse leaders Carl Yastrzemski of Boston and Orlando Cepeda of St. Louis were named Players of the Week for their respective leagues for the week ending Sunday, August 4. Yastrzemski drove in 13 runs for the week while batting .375 with four home runs. Cepeda led the front-running Cardinals with a .304 average, a

Haller Strikes Again; NL Prevails, 4-1.

Filed under All Star Game
July 9, 1968

Lightning struck twice, this time indoors, as Dodger catcher Tom Haller lined a two-run single off Sam McDowell of the Indians to lift the National League All-Stars past the American League, 4-1. Two seasons ago, Haller, then donning the uniform of the San Francisco Giants, homered off the first pitch he saw from a left-handed


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