1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Johnny Briggs

Phils No-Hit Second Straight Weekend; Padres’ Kirby Turns Trick

Filed under Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres
April 26, 1970

The Philadelphia Phillies were no-hit for the second time in as many weekends. Las week, it was the Mets’ young fireballer, Nolan Ryan. Yesterday at San Diego Stadium, the Phils matched up with 21-year-old Clay Kirby, a 19-game loser last season who entered this contest with an ERA of 8.83. But, Kirby showed promise in

Redbirds Nestled Atop Senior Circuit

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals
July 10, 1968

Stan Musial recently tabbed this Cardinal club to be the one to “mold the greatest dynasty in the club’s history.” Who could argue with the Man? St. Louis seems intent on a rematch with Detroit in order to exact revenge for the bitter sweep in last year’s World Series with all of the games decided

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

Phillies Send Harmon Back to Minors

Filed under Philadelphia Phillies
August 3, 1967

The Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday optioned infielder Terry Harmon to Portsmouth of the Carolina League, recalled Mike Everett from Bakersfield in the California League and reinstated Gil Torres from the military list. Harmon came up July 15 to replace outfielder Johnny Briggs, who left for two weeks military reserve training. He was used twice as a

Sutherland Continues Hot Spring Hitting

Filed under Philadelphia Phillies
May 14, 1967

Two statements Manager Gene Mauch made during spring training about his Phillies seemed to assure rookie Gary Sutherland another season with the club’s top farm team in San Diego. Speaking about his veteran club, Mauch admitted that it seemed very unlikely any rookie would be able to make the squad, with the possible exception of

Phils Rally in Ninth to Shock Braves; Take Twinbill

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies
April 30, 1967

The Philadelphia Phillies score four runs in the ninth inning to defeat the Atlanta Braves 8-6 and capture a Sunday doubleheader before 27,644 in attendance at Atlanta Stadium. Johnny Briggs’ drive down the left field line in the ninth inning eluded Rico Carty and scored pinch-runner Phil Linz and Don Lock to tie the game.

1967 Philadelphia Phillies Preview

Filed under Philadelphia Phillies
April 1, 1967

Street & Smith’s: Tough luck hit. Gene Mauch’s forces before spring training started when his great first baseman, Bill White, suffered a torn Achilles tendon in a gymnasium mishap in St. Louis. It robbed Mauch and his associates of some of the enthusiasm a senes deals by general manager John Quinn had generated for a

Phillie Fodder – October 3, 1965

Filed under Philadelphia Phillies
October 3, 1965

* Most observers expect the Phillies to be one of the most active clubs in the trade market this fall after their disappointing finish in 1965, but Manager Gene Mauch is not so sure. “I know we have to find at least one starting pitcher,” Mauch said. “When we got Herbert and Belinsky last fall,


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