1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Ron Santo

Mets Hold Off Cubs; Maintain East Lead

Filed under Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, Uncategorized
September 9, 1969

The New York Mets defeated the Chicago Cubs, 2-0, to maintain their slim one-game lead over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League East. The Cubs marooned fourteen baserunners in the shutout loss and may be wondering if supernatural forces are working against them. In the top of the seventh inning, Chicago loaded the bases

Mets Hold Their Noses While Cubs Click Heels

Filed under Chicago Cubs, New York Mets
July 20, 1969

There’s nothing make believe about the feud between the Mets and the Cubs. It’s alive and it’s real…just as real as the Mets are. They made believers of their own managers by taking the a three-game series this week at Wrigley Field. They also made believers out of the Cubs and sprinkled a little gasoline

Cubs Sweep Cards on Billy Williams Day

Filed under Chicago Cubs
June 29, 1969
Billy Williams

Billy Williams celebrated his day by setting a National League endurance record as the Chicago Cubs moved within a half game of the National League East lead with a double header sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals. Williams broke former Cardinal Stan Musial’s record of 893 consecutive games by appearing in both contests before a

Memorial Day Action

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins, Montreal Expos, New York Mets, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Pilots
May 30, 1969

The 1969 baseball campaign reached the Memorial Day pole as the clubs jockey for position for the summer stretch. The division leaders have held their grounds, but strange things happen in baseball during the heated months. The new division format doubles pennant fever this summer as more teams should have playoff aspirations. The biggest surprise

Santo, Marichal Named NL Players of the Month

Filed under Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants
April 30, 1969

Ron Santo was named National League Player of the Month for the month of April, 1969. Santo leads all of baseball with 8 home runs as the calendar turns to May. Santo also leads the NL in total bases (55) and is second to Cincinnati’s Alex Johnson with 21 RBI. This is the fourth Player

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

Santo, Northrup Named Players of the Week

Filed under Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers
August 26, 1968

Chicago Cubs’ Ron Santo and Detroit’s Jim Northrup were named Players of the Week for their respective leagues for the week ending August 25, 1968. Northrup’s Tigers were in the midst of a losing streak, but not for the effort of Jim who slugged three home runs and drove in six runs. Northrup batted a


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