1970 Baseball Replay

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

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Twins Destroy Oakland's Pennant Dreams

Filed under Minnesota Twins, Uncategorized
September 7, 1969

On Thursday morning, the city of Oakland held post-season aspirations as their team had climbed to within 5 1/2 games of the American League West lead with the first-place Minnesota Twins paying a visit for a four-game weekend set. By the time the sun set on Sunday, the Twins had leveled those aspirations with an

Woodson’s Impossible Dream Comes True

Filed under Minnesota Twins
April 24, 1969

Dick Woodson’s favorite song is “The Impossible Dream.” And it’s coming true for the rookie righthander. What seemed impossible a year ago, when he was pitching for Charlotte in the Southern League,has become possible because Woodson is a first-class opportunist. In one of his games at Charlotte last season, 6′ 5″ Woody was watched by

Woodson's Impossible Dream Comes True

Filed under Minnesota Twins

Dick Woodson’s favorite song is “The Impossible Dream.” And it’s coming true for the rookie righthander. What seemed impossible a year ago, when he was pitching for Charlotte in the Southern League,has become possible because Woodson is a first-class opportunist. In one of his games at Charlotte last season, 6′ 5″ Woody was watched by

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

Angels Dispatch Hall to Indians, Obtain Davalillo

Filed under California Angels, Cleveland Indians
June 15, 1968

The Angels sent Jimmie Hall to the Indians for Vic Davalillo on the major league trading deadline in an exchange of players with remarkable parallels. Both Hall and Davalillo are lefthanded batting and throwing outfielders. Both started their major league careers in 1963 as center fielders, but since have been shifted to right field. Both

Yaz breaks up rookie Bahnsen's no-hitter in the ninth; Yanks win 3-0

Filed under New York Yankees
May 10, 1968

In his eighth career starter, New York’s Stan Bahnsen no-hit the Boston Red Sox through twenty-five outs. Bahnsen battled Boston starter Gary Waslewski for six plus innings until Gene Michael plated Tom Tresh with a single through the hole at short. Bahnsen received two insurance runs in the eighth with a two-run single by catcher

Kaline, Cepeda Sock It to 'Em

Filed under Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals
May 6, 1968

The announcement of Detroit’s Al Kaline as American League Player of the Week surprised no one as the Tiger veteran slugged five home runs and drove in 12 runs in the week ending May 5. Orlando Cepeda was named the winner in the National League as Cha-Cha has led the Cardinals to an early five

Sparma's near no-no overshadows Kaline's big day

Filed under Detroit Tigers
May 2, 1968

Al Kaline has been a fixture in the Tiger outfield nearly 15 years. Last season as the Tigers won a world’s championship, Kaline put up respectable numbers: .286, 23 HR, 75 RBI and batted .286 with 2 RBI in the Series victory over St. Louis. At 33, he was the clubhouse leader and a steady


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