1970 Baseball Replay

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

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Wild Scene of Triumph in Montreal

Filed under Montreal Expos, St. Louis Cardinals
April 14, 1969

You know something special is happening when fans bypass exits, parking lots, and taverns to head straight to the advance ticket windows and beg for more. That was the scene in Montreal on April 14 when they lined up to buy more ducats seconds after the Expos had brought big league baseball to Montreal, by

Tigers Finish Off Cardinals, 2-1.

Filed under World Series
October 6, 1968

Detroit, Oct. 6 – The Detroit Tigers won their second consecutive World Championship in the same fashion as last season: a four game sweep of one run victories over the St. Louis Cardinals. It was not the humiliation that Tiger pitcher Denny McLain predicted, but humbling nonetheless for Red Schoendienst’s Redbirds. Bob Gibson took his

The Most Painful of Losses

Filed under World Series
October 5, 1968

Oct. 5 – As the sellout crowd filed out of Tiger Stadium, a common thought was shared among the faithful. Their beloved Tigers were surely on their way to a second consecutive championship. Detroit defeated St. Louis, 5-4, in one of the most thrilling and heart breaking of contest in the history of the Fall

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

Cater Surprises; Alou Slips Past Reds' Duo

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Oakland Athletics
September 30, 1968

Danny Cater, first baseman of the Oakland Athletics, won the batting title in the American League. Cater, a career .250 hitter prior to this season, upset the apple cart by stumping many experts who viewed the 28-year-old Texan as a figment of the box-score manufacturers. Whoever heard of a batting champ you’ve never heard of?

Gibson Wins 14th in Cardinal Sweep

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
June 26, 1968

Cardinals starter Bob Gibson won his fourteenth in sixteen decisions in the opener of a double-header sweep over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Gibson shut down the Bucs over seven innings before allowing a run in the eighth in the Redbirds’ 4-1 opening win. In the nightcap, the home team rallied with four runs in the sixth

Cards Dynasty to be Greatest, Says Musial

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
June 24, 1968

“The present Cardinal team will mold the greatest dynasty in the club’s history.” This is the studied opinion of Stan Musial, the youngish senior vice-president of the Cardinals. An odds-on choice to be enshrined in baseball’s Hall of Fame, Musial spoke with emphasis when he said: “Last year, there were some who thought the Cardinals

Cards Reinforce Pennant Bid With Flyhawk Davis

Filed under Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals
June 15, 1968

The telephone company and the telegraph company are sure to keep Bing Devine high on their Christmas card list. Not content to sit tight with a pennant winner from last season, the Cardinals general manager kept in close touch, as usual, with the nine other N.L. clubs as the June 15 trading deadline approached. The


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