1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Jim Merritt

Reds' Free Fall Continues at Nine

Filed under Cincinnati Reds, Uncategorized
August 18, 1969

The Cincinnati Reds have led the National League’s Western Division since the beginning of the campaign, but a current nine-game losing streak has the Reds’ division dreams in jeopardy. The Western race tightened during the summer as the Dodgers, Giants, and Braves have climbed the standings. An embarrassing double-header loss to expansion Montreal dropped the

Reds Turn to Dodgers Doctor for Mound Help

Filed under Cincinnati Reds
July 7, 1969

Suggest to 36-year-old Dave Bristol that the Reds’ pitching staff is going to have him gray-haired before the season ends and he snorts, “Not me. I’m too young.” Maybe so. But if not gray hair, would you believe ulcers? After the first 79 games, the Reds’ aches-and-pains pitching staff had racked up the magnificent total

Reds Turn to Dodgers Doctor for Mound Help

Filed under Cincinnati Reds

Suggest to 36-year-old Dave Bristol that the Reds’ pitching staff is going to have him gray-haired before the season ends and he snorts, “Not me. I’m too young.” Maybe so. But if not gray hair, would you believe ulcers? After the first 79 games, the Reds’ aches-and-pains pitching staff had racked up the magnificent total

Sock It to 'Em, Tigers: a First Half Review

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Washington Senators
July 10, 1968

The Detroit Tigers closed out the first half of the 1968 American League schedule strong, winning nine of their last ten games and stretching their lead to six and a half games over the second-place Cleveland Indians. Denny McLain (15-4) is grabbing the headlines in the junior circuit with his collection of victories, but the

Peters' Slam Propels Sox in Rout, 14-2

Filed under Chicago White Sox
May 31, 1968

White Sox starting pitcher Gary Peters, who manager Eddie Stanky batted sixth in Peters’ last start at Yankee Stadium, dropped back into the familiar ninth position in the lineup and belted a grand slam off Twins starter Jim Merritt to highlight a six run Chisox outburst in the fifth inning. The grand slam was one

Third Time a Charm for Jim Merritt

Filed under Minnesota Twins
August 18, 1967

It took Jim Merritt three year to convince the Twins’ brass with his lefthanded control pitching. In three months, however, he has made believers of the rest of the American League. This spring, Merritt wasn’t considered for one of the Twins’ top four starting jobs. He didn’t start a game until May 26, and then

Valdespino, Versalles Rally Twins to First Place Tie

Filed under Minnesota Twins
May 14, 1967

The Minnesota Twins rallied from a six-run deficit to defeat the Kansas City Athletics 7-6 in ten innings before 11,549 at Metropolitan Stadium. Sandy Valespino hit a three-run pinch-hit home run off Chuck Dobson with one out in the ninth inning. The homer sent Dobson to the showers, and fireman Jack Aker shut down the

1967 Minnesota Twins Preview

Filed under Minnesota Twins
April 1, 1967

Street & Smith’s: If the name of the game is pitching – as everybody seems to think – then now is the time to paste the name, Minnesota Twins, under your hatband as blue chip contenders. The 1967 Twins are going to sport the most revised look in the league. The Minnesotans have shed their

Bowens Leads O's Rally Past Twins

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Minnesota Twins
September 10, 1966

A smaller crowd of 21,259 and a national television audience came to Metropolitan Stadium, and the Baltimore Orioles again set off the early fireworks. As Frank Robinson had driven the offense last night, today’s hero in the Oriole lineup was Sam Bowens. In the game to counter the Twins lefthanded starter Jim Merritt, Bowens provided


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