1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Orlando Cepeda

Kranepool Homers Twice as Mets Take Opener

Filed under Atlanta Braves, League Championship Series, New York Mets
October 4, 1969

The New York Mets took the opening game of the first-ever National League playoff round with a 5-1 over the Atlanta Braves. Ed Kranepool, the grizzly 24-year-old veteran of this youthful Mets bunch, hit a pair of home runs in the win. Tom Seaver held the Braves’ lineup to five hits, including a solo home

Braves Punch Final Ticket to Playoffs

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Uncategorized
September 28, 1969

The tightly contested National League Western Division was finally captured by the Atlanta Braves on the season’s final weekend with a 4-2 victory over the San Diego Padres. Like their playoff opponent, the New York Mets, Atlanta took over the division lead for the first time in the first week of September. From there, they

Bing Shakes Redbird Nest

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
June 6, 1969

Bing Devine keeps changing players around as if they were so many bubble gum cards. The Cardinals’ general manager ought to receive an award as the best friend the airlines ever had. Before Bing is through, the Redbirds’ 1968 pennant winners will have to hold a reunion soon if they want to reminisce about the

Aaron Reaches 500 Milestone

Filed under Atlanta Braves
May 14, 1969

The Atlanta Braves defeated the New York Mets 3-1 as slugger Henry Aaron hammered career home run number 500 off Mets’ starter Tom Seaver in a three-run third inning. The home run was the seventh of the season for the 35-year-old Alabama native. With the clout, Aaron becomes the eighth member of baseball’s 500 home

Cepeda: “I Don’t Miss Anything About St. Louis”

Filed under Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals
April 18, 1969

Orlando Cepeda appears to be a happy player, with little regret that he no longer was with the Cardinals, who traded him to the Braves prior to the start of the season. “I’m very happy with this club,” said Cepeda. “Everybody has been very good to me in Atlanta, both on the ball club and

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

Cards Clinch With Gibson's 9th Shutout

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
September 17, 1968

The news trickled through the visiting dugout at Candlestick Park as the grounds crew exited the field. The Chicago Cubs defeated the New York Mets, 2-0, at Shea Stadium. Ron Santo ended the scoreless duel with a 2 run double in the tenth. So on the field at Candlestick Park, the pennant lay within the


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