1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Jim Davenport

Mays Hits For Cycle in Giants' Rout

Filed under Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants
June 26, 1969

The San Francisco Giants routed the Cincinnati Reds in the opening game of a weekend series at Crosley Field between divisional contenders. Willie Mays hit the first cycle of his career, and interestingly, each of Mays’s hits came off a different Reds’ pitcher. Mays opened with the most difficult of the ingredients, a triple, in

Gibson No-Hits Giants in DH Split

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
September 6, 1968

The game began in a cascade of boos, and ended in a tidal wave of cheers. St. Louis’ Bob Gibson threw the second no-hitter of the 1968 campaign with a 3-0 victory in a critical series opener before an announced crowd of 46,550 at Busch Stadium. The sellout crowd booed Giants manager Herman Franks and

Mets' Losing Past Nipping at Their Heels

Filed under New York Mets
August 9, 1968

This season, Manager Gil Hodges brought change on-the-field and in-the-clubhouse to the New York Mets. The club is playing big league ball, shedding its Lovable Losers persona from its expansion days. But even the best makeover attempts can hide every imperfection. The club left New York for a final trip west with its record at

McCovey Breaks Fifteen Inning Scoring Silence

Filed under Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants
June 5, 1968

Nearly five years ago, a crowd of 15,921 gathered on a Tuesday evening at Candlestick Park to witness what later was described as one of the greatest pitching performances in baseball’s modern era. On that night, Warren Spahn of the Braves and Juan Marichal of the Giants locked into a sixteen inning scoreless duel that

Giles Rules in Spitball Flare-up at Shea Stadium

Filed under New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies
May 3, 1968

Warren Giles, president of the National League, stepped into the uproar over the controversial “spitball rule” today and that a pitcher should not be charged with a ball for wetting his hand while warming up. Giles issued new instructions to his league’s five umpire crews after Umpire Ed Vargo tossed Philadelphia pitcher John Boozer out

Chance blanks crippled Yankees, 2-0

Filed under New York Yankees
April 14, 1968

Dean Chance pitched a two-hit shutout as the Minnesota Twins remained undefeated with a 2-0 win in a game overshadowed by injuries to Yankees’ Joe Pepitone and Horace Clarke. The continuing impression of general impotence of the Yankees was supported by the shutout, but was completely brought to light with Pepitone’s mishap. Pepitone suffered a

Giants Place Jesus on Top of Lineup

Filed under San Francisco Giants
June 18, 1967

Not since the old Polo Grounds days and up to and including the afternoon of May 14, 1967, have the Giants had a leadoff hitter to compare with Eddie Stanky, the “walking man” they called The Brat. He was their last solid No. 1 hitter, the last to use every known and some invented methods

Marichal, McCovey Pace Giants to Opening Win

Filed under San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals
April 11, 1967

Willie McCovey homered and Juan Marichal (1-0) went the distance out dueling St. Louis starter Bob Gibson (0-1) as the San Francisco Giants took an Opening Day victory over the Cardinals, 3-1. McCovey’s blast began a three-run outburst in the top of the second inning against Gibson. Jim Ray Hart, Tom Haller and Jim Davenport

1967 San Francisco Giants Preview

Filed under San Francisco Giants
April 1, 1967

Street & Smith’s: The Giants are thinking pennant and don’t care who knows it. This is the way one of their top men sees the 1967 picture: “The team that wins the pennant will have to beat us. The Pirates have been strengthened if Wills still can play a little bit. They score runs and

Niekro Credits Knuckler for Success

Filed under Atlanta Braves
August 19, 1966

Since his recall from Richmond at the end of last month, Phil Niekro has made three scoreless appearances, and earned a victory with his three and two-thirds of scoreless innings to finish off the Giants, 4-3, this evening. Niekro relieved Denny Lemaster with the bases loaded in the sixth inning of a 3-3 game. Niekro


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