1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Reggie Jackson

Robby, Rusty Named Top August Batters

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Montreal Expos, Uncategorized
September 2, 1969

The Baltimore Orioles are laying waste on their American League competition, but it will mean nothing until the AL pennant is flying again over Memorial Stadium. In the meanwhile, the Oriole players are collecting monthly accolades like a ten-year-old boy collects baseball cards. This time, Frank Robinson is honored with American League Batter of the

Jackson, McCovey Top Sluggers in July

Filed under Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants
August 1, 1969

Oakland’s Reggie Jackson and San Francisco’s Willie McCovey were named Batters of the Month for July, 1969 for their respective leagues. It was not the first time the Bay Area had celebrated such an occasion for in April, 1968, Oakland’s Rick Monday and San Francisco’s Jim Ray Hart won the award. McCovey may be en

Petrocelli Homers Twice for AL Glory

Filed under All Star Game
July 23, 1969
Rico Petrocelli

Washington, D.C. – Rico Petrocelli set an All Star Game record by homering in his first two All-Star at-bats of his career to lead the American League to a 7-3 victory over the National League before 45,259 in attendance, including President Richard M. Nixon, at the newly-christened RFK Stadium. Petrocelli’s home runs came in the

“I Won’t Be Platooned,” Snorts Jackson

Filed under Oakland Athletics
April 17, 1969

Take a lefthander, any lefthander. Then pitch him against the Athletics. That’s what opposing managers starting doing to the A’s this season. In the first ten games, the opposition seven times sent out a southpaw to start the game. It’s not that the A’s present a predominantly lefthanded – hitting lineup. They don’t. Six members

"I Won't Be Platooned," Snorts Jackson

Filed under Oakland Athletics

Take a lefthander, any lefthander. Then pitch him against the Athletics. That’s what opposing managers starting doing to the A’s this season. In the first ten games, the opposition seven times sent out a southpaw to start the game. It’s not that the A’s present a predominantly lefthanded – hitting lineup. They don’t. Six members

Sock It to 'Em, Tigers: a First Half Review

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Washington Senators
July 10, 1968

The Detroit Tigers closed out the first half of the 1968 American League schedule strong, winning nine of their last ten games and stretching their lead to six and a half games over the second-place Cleveland Indians. Denny McLain (15-4) is grabbing the headlines in the junior circuit with his collection of victories, but the


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