1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Don Mincher

Twins Take West Title

Filed under Minnesota Twins, Uncategorized
September 19, 1969

The Minnesota Twins captured the first ever American League West title with a 3-0 victory over the Seattle Pilots in front of an audience of 23,700 at Metropolitan Stadium. Dave Boswell, the focus of controversy last month, won his 22nd game of the season with a season-high 13 strikeouts. It was Boswell’s third shutout of

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

Memorial Day Action

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins, Montreal Expos, New York Mets, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Pilots
May 30, 1969

The 1969 baseball campaign reached the Memorial Day pole as the clubs jockey for position for the summer stretch. The division leaders have held their grounds, but strange things happen in baseball during the heated months. The new division format doubles pennant fever this summer as more teams should have playoff aspirations. The biggest surprise

Seattle Pilots to First Expansion Win

Filed under Seattle Pilots
April 8, 1969

As the scribes are taking notes on all the firsts for the four new major league additions, the Seattle Pilots grabbed the most important firsts of all, a victory. Seattle jumped on Jim McGlothlin and the California Angels with a three-run first inning en route to a 4-1 Opening Day win at Anaheim Stadium. Lead

Tigers Snap Skid With McLain's 24th

Filed under Detroit Tigers
August 28, 1968

After enduring a week of blown leads and bull pen failures, the Detroit Tigers rallied with a five run eighth inning to give ace Denny McLain his twenty-fourth victory against five defeats in the Tigers’ 6-2 win over the California Angels. In the top of the eighth, Angels slugger Rick Reichardt homered to give the

Blue Moon, Two Other Stars Put A's on Cloud Nine

Filed under Oakland Athletics
June 26, 1968

Three Athletics on the American League All-Star team. It hardly seems possible. But the showing so far of last year’s ninth place team has been equally surprising. They seem to be living in the first division despite having been selected to finish in the cellar by most pickers. None of the A’s was chosen by

Murphy Hurls No-Hitter for 1st Career Win

Filed under California Angels
June 18, 1968

In his second major league game, Angels starter Tom Murphy (1-1) pitched a no-hitter against Mickey Mantle and the New York Yankees, 1-0. However, his teammates could not deliver the deciding run for the 22-year-old college graduate until Don Mincher’s pinch-hit bases loaded single that stretched beyond the reach of left fielder Roy White in

Angels Snap Out of It With Sweep at Yankee Stadium

Filed under California Angels
June 7, 1968

The California Angels, losers of eleven of their last thirteen games and occupants of the American League cellar, arrived at Yankee Stadium and greeted with some stinging comments from back home courtesy of the New York papers. The club departed Baltimore after a disastrous series finale in which the O’s scored eight runs in the


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