1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Phil Niekro

Young Guns Gentry, Odom Honored

Filed under New York Mets, Oakland Athletics, Uncategorized
October 3, 1969

There was plenty of change on the pitching mound during the 1969 season, and we’re not just referring to the change in height. Many new names and faces populated the Pitcher of the Month list, and the season’s final month proved no different introducing a third Mets pitcher to the list, Gary Gentry, and Oakland’s

Niekro and His Knuckler No-Hit Giants

Filed under Atlanta Braves
July 5, 1969

Knuckleballer Phil Niekro pitched the first no-hitter of the 1969 season as the Atlanta Braves defeated the San Francisco Giants, 5-0, at Candlestick Park before an announced crowd of 15,988 fans. His flutterball combined with the Candlestick winds proved to be an unconquerable foe for the Giant batters. A brisk wind blew in from center

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

Front Liners Defy Boycott

Filed under News
February 22, 1969

The super stars were still twiddling their thumbs, but some more cracks were developing in the baseball players’ boycott as the holdout headed into its second week. Saying he could stay out “only so long,” Steve Blass, Pittsburgh’s leading pitcher last season, junked a one-day holdout and turned up at Pirates camp. Meanwhile, four top

Redbirds Nestled Atop Senior Circuit

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals
July 10, 1968

Stan Musial recently tabbed this Cardinal club to be the one to “mold the greatest dynasty in the club’s history.” Who could argue with the Man? St. Louis seems intent on a rematch with Detroit in order to exact revenge for the bitter sweep in last year’s World Series with all of the games decided

Dodgers Take Opening Win in St. Louis, 4-1

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers
May 20, 1968

Larry Jaster, who no-hit the Dodgers in 1966, got the nod from manager Red Schoendienst for the first time this season as the first place Cardinals and second place Dodgers met in an early National League showdown. The Dodgers take the opening, powering past Cardinals, 4-1. Willie Davis belted a two-run homer in the seventh


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