1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Ernie Banks

Mets Hold Off Cubs; Maintain East Lead

Filed under Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, Uncategorized
September 9, 1969

The New York Mets defeated the Chicago Cubs, 2-0, to maintain their slim one-game lead over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League East. The Cubs marooned fourteen baserunners in the shutout loss and may be wondering if supernatural forces are working against them. In the top of the seventh inning, Chicago loaded the bases

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?

Koosman Wins 9th With Shutout

Filed under New York Mets
June 4, 1968

Jerry Koosman scattered seven hits over nine innings as the New York Mets defeated the Chicago Cubs, 2-0. Art Shamsky hit a two-run home run in the sixth to account for the game’s only runs. The rookie Koosman earned a victory in his first major league appearance on April 16, 1967, and then did not

Banks Reaches 450 on Career HR List

Filed under Chicago Cubs
May 19, 1968

A busy slate of doubleheaders was highlighted by a career mark by one of the game’s great hitters, Chicago’s Ernie Banks. The Cub first baseman hit a pair of home runs in the opening game of a doubleheader at Candlestick Park, and the second of the two off Giants’ starter Gaylord Perry was number 450

Callison Hands Gibson First Loss

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
May 17, 1968

And on his eighth game, Bob Gibson lost. In the first inning at Connie Mack Stadium before a crowd of 17,034, Johnny Callison hit a two-out home run into the left center field bleachers against Cardinal starter Bob Gibson (7-1). Remarkably, the wrong way clout would be the only Phillie hit for the night. Woodie

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

Lights in the Mets Cellar

Filed under New York Mets
May 5, 1968

From the May 6, 1968 issue of Sports Illustrated Up and down the Eastern Seaboard in large pharmaceutical houses and small neighborhood drugstores the search was pressed last week for the mysterious, elusive chemical that may cure Nolan Ryan’s vast blood-blister problem. Meanwhile, he blazes on in pain for the New York Mets, his hand


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