1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Mickey Lolich

Sain Out as Tigers' Pitching Coach

Filed under Detroit Tigers, Uncategorized
August 10, 1969

The Detroit Tigers announced that pitching coach was released. “He didn’t resign,” declared General Manager Jim Campbell, who acted after talking by telephone with Owner John Fetzer in Kalamazoo, Mich. “He was fired,” said manager Mayo Smith bluntly. “John should be the manager. That’s the only way he can run a pitching staff the way

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

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

Tovar Breaks Up Lolich's No-Hitter At Final Out

Filed under Detroit Tigers
June 12, 1968

Mickey Lolich was one out from the season’s first no-hitter when Cesar Tovar lined the first pitch between Ray Oyler and Don Wert for a clean single as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Minnesota Twins, 5-0. It was the second no-hitter attempt by a Tiger pitcher against this Twins lineup this season. Last month, but

Odom's streak ends but A's prevail, 9-2.

Filed under Oakland Athletics
May 27, 1968

The Boston Red Sox snapped Blue Moon Odom’s scoreless inning streak with a single tally in the first inning, but Odom’s A’s matched the run and continued scoring in a 9-2 home rout. Carl Yastrzemski singled in Jose Tartbull who opened the game with a double to break Odom’s 29 1/3 scoreless inning streak, which

Williams Hits For Cycle In Wrigley Split

Filed under Chicago Cubs
May 12, 1968

Billy Williams hit for the cycle, driving in four runs, to lead the Cubs to an 8-6 nightcap victory over the New York Mets. With the assistance of a brisk wind blowing out to right, Williams completed the difficult tasks of the cycle with a triple and home run off Mets starter Dick Selma. He

Once in a Blue Moon: A's Take First

Filed under Oakland Athletics
May 7, 1968

Though a hint of spring remains in the air, by this date, the Athletics are usually nestled in the American League cellar. For only the second time in twenty years, the Athletics are in first place in the American League. Last night, John ‘Blue Moon’ Odom tossed his second consecutive shutout to lift the Oakland


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