1970 Baseball Replay

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

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Petrocelli Homers Twice for AL Glory

Filed under All Star Game
July 23, 1969
Rico Petrocelli

Washington, D.C. – Rico Petrocelli set an All Star Game record by homering in his first two All-Star at-bats of his career to lead the American League to a 7-3 victory over the National League before 45,259 in attendance, including President Richard M. Nixon, at the newly-christened RFK Stadium. Petrocelli’s home runs came in the

Howard, Rader Named Players of the Month

Filed under Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins, Washington Senators
September 1, 1968

Behemoth Frank Howard of the Washington Senators was named American League Player of the Month after topping all major league players with 14 home runs and 31 runs batted in during the month of August. Howard batted .280 for the month. In the National League, Doug Rader of the Houston Astros drew headlines for his

Watson Joins Long List of Astro Casualties

Filed under Houston Astros
July 30, 1968

When Houston General Manager Spec Richardson got the word about Bob Watson, he shouldn’t have been too surprised. Spec surely was accustomed to hearing the worst by then. Watson suffered torn ligaments in his ankle and bone chips, and will be out six to eight weeks, which was about how long the season had to

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

Mays' Two Homers Highlight Opening Day

Filed under San Francisco Giants
April 10, 1968

Willie Mays belted a pair of home runs against Tom Seaver and the New York Mets to lead the Giants to a 4-1 Opening Day triumph. Last season cast doubt on the San Francisco slugger. Illness cut into Mays’ season, and Willie played in the fewest games and hit the fewest home runs than in

Belinsky Hopes to Stay in Houston's Cards

Filed under Houston Astros
September 15, 1967

“It looks like the luck is running against both of us this year,” Bo Belinsky, the lefthanded pitcher, said to Grady Hatton, who manages the Astros. It doesn’t make any difference what game it was. Bo would have had a number of opportunities to work the comment n this year. “Bo is fascinated by luck,”


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