1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Denny McLain

McLain Out Until July 1st

Filed under Detroit Tigers
April 1, 1970

Denny McLain, cited for being gullible and greedy, was suspended until July 1 by baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn after the investigation disclosed the Detroit Tigers’ pitcher had attempted to become a partner of gamblers allegedly involved in bookmaking operations. The action by Kuhn, who six weeks ago suspended McLain while investigating his off-the-field activities, also

Kuhn Suspends McLain Indefinitely

Filed under Detroit Tigers
February 20, 1970
McLain Suspended SI

Denny McLain, the Detroit Tigers’ all-star baseball pitcher duped into believing there is a fool-proof system to win on horse race gambling, was set down indefinitely by Commissioner Bowie Kuhn. The commissioner announced that McLain’s candid admission of involvement with a bookmaking ring left the commissioner’s office with “no alternative”. The commissioner also said that

Sain Out as Tigers' Pitching Coach

Filed under Detroit Tigers, Uncategorized
August 10, 1969

The Detroit Tigers announced that pitching coach was released. “He didn’t resign,” declared General Manager Jim Campbell, who acted after talking by telephone with Owner John Fetzer in Kalamazoo, Mich. “He was fired,” said manager Mayo Smith bluntly. “John should be the manager. That’s the only way he can run a pitching staff the way

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

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


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