1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Harmon Killebrew

‘Bring Martin Back!’ Chant Furious Twins’ Fans

Filed under Minnesota Twins
October 17, 1969

“Bring Billy Back” is the war cry of Minnesota baseball fans since Billy Martin was fired as manager of the Twins. And university students were far more blunt. “(Obscenity) Griffith”, read the buttons they wore in an October 15 anti-Vietnam War demonstration. And they used a four-letter word instead of “Obscenity”. Telephones started ringing incessantly

Buford’s Blast Sends Birds to Series

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, League Championship Series, Minnesota Twins
October 6, 1969

Don Buford hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning to send the Baltimore Orioles to their second trip to the World Series in four years with a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins. The Orioles swept the best-of-5 series against the Western Division champion Twins. Jim Palmer worked out of trouble and limited

Buford's Blast Sends Birds to Series

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, League Championship Series, Minnesota Twins, Uncategorized

Don Buford hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning to send the Baltimore Orioles to their second trip to the World Series in four years with a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins. The Orioles swept the best-of-5 series against the Western Division champion Twins. Jim Palmer worked out of trouble and limited

Baltimore Takes Second Game in 11

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, League Championship Series, Minnesota Twins
October 5, 1969

The Baltimore Orioles moved one game away from the World Series with an extra-inning victory over the Minnesota Twins, 4-3. Once again, Minnesota took an early lead with three runs in the third inning off Orioles starter Dave McNally who loaded the bases with two walks and a single. Rich Reese, who homered yesterday, scored

O’s Double Up Twins in Opener

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, League Championship Series, Minnesota Twins, New York Mets
October 4, 1969

The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Minnesota Twins, 8-4, in the opening game of the first ever League Championship Series for the American League pennant. The visiting Twins jumped on Baltimore’s Cy Young favorite Mike Cuellar with a pair of two-run home runs in the first inning by Harmon Killebrew and Rich Reese. But, the Birds

O's Double Up Twins in Opener

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, League Championship Series, Minnesota Twins, New York Mets, Uncategorized

The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Minnesota Twins, 8-4, in the opening game of the first ever League Championship Series for the American League pennant. The visiting Twins jumped on Baltimore’s Cy Young favorite Mike Cuellar with a pair of two-run home runs in the first inning by Harmon Killebrew and Rich Reese. But, the Birds

Two Rico’s Named Batters of Month

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox
October 3, 1969

The Atlanta Braves climbed on the backs of their NL West brethren during the month of September to win the division, and the Big Man who led the way was Rico Carty who batted a sizzling .481 for the month. Carty slugged 8 home runs and drove in 28 as the Braves went 21-6 during

Two Rico's Named Batters of Month

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Uncategorized

The Atlanta Braves climbed on the backs of their NL West brethren during the month of September to win the division, and the Big Man who led the way was Rico Carty who batted a sizzling .481 for the month. Carty slugged 8 home runs and drove in 28 as the Braves went 21-6 during

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


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