1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Jim Bouton

Astros Get Pilots' Bouton

Filed under Houston Astros, Seattle Pilots, Uncategorized
August 27, 1969

The Houston Astros acquired former Yankee pitcher Jim Bouton from the Seattle Pilots in a two for one trade. The Astros traded right-hander Dooley Womack, 30, of Columbia, S.C. and Roy Roric, 23, of Los Angeles, Calif. for the 30-year-old knuckleball specialist. Bouton, who once won 21 games with New York, had appeared in 52

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

Once in a Blue Moon: A's Take First

Filed under Oakland Athletics
May 7, 1968

Though a hint of spring remains in the air, by this date, the Athletics are usually nestled in the American League cellar. For only the second time in twenty years, the Athletics are in first place in the American League. Last night, John ‘Blue Moon’ Odom tossed his second consecutive shutout to lift the Oakland

1967 New York Yankees Preview

Filed under New York Yankees
April 1, 1967

Street & Smith’s: The complete collapse of the organization which once had laid waste to the American League in winning 29 pennants in 63 years brought to fruition the old chant “Beat up the Yankees.” The Yankees have been broken up, and the emphasis is on youth. The 1967 edition of pin-striped gentry will go

Thirty Innings of Sunday Baseball on the South Side

Filed under Chicago White Sox
July 31, 1966

30 innings of baseball in Chicago? Only on the South Side where lights can continue play through dusk even in the summer time. Game 1 of a Sunday double header goes 21 innings, the longest baseball game over the last two seasons. The Yankees break a seven inning deadlock on the ever-exciting bases loaded RBI

Bomber Bits – October 3, 1965

Filed under New York Yankees
October 3, 1965

# The most disastrous baseball season in 40 years for the Yankees mercifully has come to an end, but the situation in the front office does not verge on a major calamity. Ralph Houk, the ever-optimistic fellow who sits in the general manager’s chair, agreed the Yankees indeed played dead this season, but the G.M.

Giant Jottings – October 3, 1965

Filed under San Francisco Giants

* Willie Mays ended the season in a blaze of glory as he looks to be a certain bet to take the National League Most Valuable Player Award. Mays hit his 54th home run on October 1 off Cincinnati’s Sammy Ellis. In striking 54, Willie became for the first Giant in history to achieve such

Bomber Bits – September 6, 1965

Filed under New York Yankees
September 6, 1965

# After spending the better part of seven rather undistinguished years bounding from here to there in the Yankee farm system, Jack Cullen is attempting to make his current jump to the major leagues a permanent one. When he reported to spring training with the Toledo club, the righthander had just about made up his

Bomber Bits – August 15, 1965

Filed under New York Yankees
August 15, 1965

# It has certainly been one roller-coaster of a year for the Yankees. After sweeping the first-place Twins at Yankee Stadium, the Bombers drop a weekend series to the cellar-dwelling Athletics. Only Mel Stottlemyre’s gem in Sunday’s opener saved New York from an embarrassing four-game sweep….Johnny Keane has suggested to Mickey Mantle that the Yankee


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