1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Jim Lefebvre

Houston's Toy Cannon Launching Power-Filled Blasts

Filed under Houston Astros
June 18, 1967

Nobody in a Houston uniform had ever had such a batting streak. Jimmy Wynn in June was dong the things that the Mayes, the Aarons and the Mantles are supposed to do. This wasn’t just a hot streak, it was a fantastic and continuing display of eye-popping power. Houston’s Toy Cannon hit his first home

Injuries Persist Amid Dodger Lineup

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers
May 31, 1967

Five of the eight Dodger regulars missed the series opener against the Mets because of injuries and four of them – third baseman Jim Lefebvre, left fielder Al Ferrara, catcher John Roseboro and second baseman Ron Hunt – were still out Tuesday night. Lefebvre, who has a pulled hamstring, may be ready to play in

Giants Sweep But Rivalry Renewed

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants
April 30, 1967

The San Francisco Giants paid a visit to Chavez Ravine to renew their rivalry with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Times had changed since the clubs last met in September. The Dodgers closed that series with a 15-5 rout over the Giants en route to a world’s championship. The Giants took little consolation that they won

Cincinnati's Flamethrowers

Filed under Cincinnati Reds
April 21, 1967

Red catcher Johnny Edwards calls them the “flame throwers”. “And brother,” chimes in Jimmie Coker, “when they’re pitching, those hitters really see some white heat.” The two Red catchers were referring to Jim Maloney, Billy McCool, Gary Nolan and Mel Queen. Maloney and McCool need no introductions, but Nolan and Queen might. They’re newcomers to

Osteen, Dodgers Top Reds, 4-1

Filed under Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers
April 18, 1967

Los Angeles – The Dodgers failed to post a victory on their first three-city trip of 1967, then returned home and looked like a different club. The Dodgers celebrated last season’s world championship before the game, and then handed the Cincinnati Reds their first defeat of the season, 4-1, before 17,947 at Dodger Stadium. The

Maloney Blanks Dodgers For Opening Win

Filed under Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers
April 10, 1967

Jim Maloney shut out a retooled Los Angeles lineup as the Reds defeated the Dodgers, 1-0 in front of 28,422 fans on Opening Day at Crosley Field. Maloney (1-0) was perfect until Jim Lefebvre’s single in the fifth inning. Maloney scattered six hits and walked three in the complete game effort. Two double plays, one

1967 Los Angeles Dodgers Preview

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers
April 1, 1967

Street & Smith’s: While speculation sizzles on how much damage the loss of Sandy Koufax will inflict on the Dodgers, let’s just suppose they had been without him last year. The Dodgers, winning the pennant by four and a half games, won 101, lost 61, Koufax either won or lost in all except five of

Dodgers Rally to Take Crown

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, World Series
October 13, 1966

Walter Alston walked out of his office at Dodger Stadium and into the clubhouse. Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax were sitting in front of Koufax’s locker. Both players turned to look at Alston, and the manager flipped a baseball toward Koufax, turned, and walked away. The decision was made. There would be no explanations or

Sweet Lou Slam Stuns O’s

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, World Series
October 10, 1966

Baltimore, Oct. 10 (AP) – With a single, quick swing of his bat, 32-year-old Dodger outfielder Lou Johnson erased weeks of his team’s offensive ineffectiveness and lifted his club high upon a swell of confidence as the Dodgers rallied to defeat the Baltimore Orioles, 6-4 before 54,460 at Memorial Stadium. Johnson cracked a grand slam

Birds One Game Away as Dodgers Strand 12

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, World Series
October 9, 1966

Baltimore, Oct. 9 (AP) – The Baltimore Orioles put themselves within one game of the franchise’s first world championship with a tight 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. For the second consecutive game, the Orioles managed only four hits, but four pitchers held off the Dodgers who stranded twelve runners on base after taking


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