1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Jim Northrup

Tigers Furious Over Yankee Stadium Atmosphere

Filed under Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees
April 20, 1969

In the papers, one will read that the Detroit Tigers swept the New York Yankees in a Sunday double-header at Yankee Stadium. But what will be missing from the news stories is the conditions in which the games were played. Tiger players were pelted with seemingly anything that the crowd could get their hands on

Tigers Nip Frustrated Cards Again, 4-3.

Filed under World Series
October 3, 1968

St. Louis, Oct. 3 – Willie Horton hit a solo home run in the fourth inning which decided tilted another one-run affair in the favor of the Detroit Tigers over the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-3, for a sixth straight game. The Tigers take control of the Series with a two-game advantage heading back to Motown

McLain Leads Tigers to Opening Win

Filed under World Series
October 2, 1968

St. Louis, Oct. 2 – The sellout crowd of 54,692 at Busch Stadium and national television audience expected a showdown on the mound by the aces of the Series, St. Louis’ Bob Gibson and Detroit’s Denny McLain. But, McLain surprised them all with a three-hit performance at the plate, including a double in the seventh

The Long-Awaited Rematch At Hand

Filed under Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals, World Series
October 1, 1968

After the Tigers swept the St. Louis with four one-run victories in the 1967 World Series, Bob Gibson and the Redbirds finally have their rematch with the Bengals. Gibson guided the Cardinals to the promised land of a pennant with a strong September performance that has many pundits thinking Most Valuable Player laurels for the

Santo, Northrup Named Players of the Week

Filed under Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers
August 26, 1968

Chicago Cubs’ Ron Santo and Detroit’s Jim Northrup were named Players of the Week for their respective leagues for the week ending August 25, 1968. Northrup’s Tigers were in the midst of a losing streak, but not for the effort of Jim who slugged three home runs and drove in six runs. Northrup batted a

McLain Wins Twentieth As Tigers Roll

Filed under Detroit Tigers
July 31, 1968

Denny McLain became only the second pitcher in 48 years to post his 20th victory before August 1 when the Detroit Tigers doubled up the Washington Senators, 12-6. The other hurler since 1920 to notch No. 20 before August was Lefty Grove of the Philadelphia Athletics, who reached that plateau on July 25, 1931. Grove

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

Tigers Erupt Against John's No-Hit Bid

Filed under Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers
June 30, 1968

On a Sunday afternoon at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull, White Sox All Star pitcher Tommy John carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning. It appeared the Chicago White Sox would avert a disastrous weekend sweep at Tiger Stadium. On Friday, Detroit scored a pair of touchdowns to rout Chicago, 14-0. On Saturday, Denny

Cash Plays Money Man as Tigers Roll Bosox, 17-2

Filed under Detroit Tigers
June 6, 1968

The Detroit Tigers placed an exclamation mark on their four-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park with a 17-2 dismantling of the home team. After Boston took the first two games of the season at Detroit, the Tigers have picked up where they left off last season. Detroit finished three games ahead


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