1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Mickey Mantle

Yankee Era Ends As Mick Closes Book

Filed under New York Yankees
March 1, 1969

Mickey Mantle pulled the curtain down on one of baseball’s greatest careers with a one-line statement, the simplicity of which typified the country boy who became one of the sport world’s most glamorous stars. When he simply and succinctly said, “I’m not going to play any more baseball” to a hurriedly called press conference, Mickey

Top Baseball Stars Agree to Hold Out

Filed under News
December 5, 1968

A strike by major league baseball players loomed Wednesday night when more than 150 of baseball’s top players pledged that they would not sign their 1969 contracts until a new benefit had been ratified by the Players Association. Among those who said they would hold out and who agreed to permit their names to be

Freehan Delivers Pennant For Tigers

Filed under Detroit Tigers
September 21, 1968

As the St. Louis Cardinals advanced to the World Series, the Detroit Tigers missed an opportunity to simultaneously having their ticket punched on Thursday with an eleventh inning loss against New York at Tiger Stadium. Denny McLain struck out 14 over the eleven innings, and deserved his 28th victory of the season. New York took

Mantle Passes Foxx for Third on HR List

Filed under New York Yankees
September 13, 1968

New York Yankee Mickey Mantle passed Jimmie Foxx on the home run list with his 535th career home run in second game of last night’s double header sweep against the Washington Senators. Mantle led off the top of the sixth inning with a towering shot into the right field bleachers at D.C. Stadium. The first

Pair of Rookie Hurlers Named Players of the Week

Filed under California Angels, Pittsburgh Pirates
June 24, 1968

Pittsburgh’s Bob Moose, a twenty year old righthander who lives within a few miles of Forbes Field, was named National League Player of the Week for the week ending June 23. As a high schooler in Pittsburgh, Moose paid his way to see the 1965 Pirate opener and in 1968 he was in a Pirate

Murphy Hurls No-Hitter for 1st Career Win

Filed under California Angels
June 18, 1968

In his second major league game, Angels starter Tom Murphy (1-1) pitched a no-hitter against Mickey Mantle and the New York Yankees, 1-0. However, his teammates could not deliver the deciding run for the 22-year-old college graduate until Don Mincher’s pinch-hit bases loaded single that stretched beyond the reach of left fielder Roy White in

Peters' Slam Propels Sox in Rout, 14-2

Filed under Chicago White Sox
May 31, 1968

White Sox starting pitcher Gary Peters, who manager Eddie Stanky batted sixth in Peters’ last start at Yankee Stadium, dropped back into the familiar ninth position in the lineup and belted a grand slam off Twins starter Jim Merritt to highlight a six run Chisox outburst in the fifth inning. The grand slam was one


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