1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Tony Oliva

Twins Take West Title

Filed under Minnesota Twins, Uncategorized
September 19, 1969

The Minnesota Twins captured the first ever American League West title with a 3-0 victory over the Seattle Pilots in front of an audience of 23,700 at Metropolitan Stadium. Dave Boswell, the focus of controversy last month, won his 22nd game of the season with a season-high 13 strikeouts. It was Boswell’s third shutout of

Twins Debate Fate of Vet Slugger Allison

Filed under Minnesota Twins
September 15, 1968

Big Bob Allison was the center of a small controversy as the Twins prepare to surrender six players to Kansas City and Seattle in the expansion draft. There were those in the Twins’ front office who contended Allison wouldn’t be among the “frozen 15” nor would he rank too high when subsequent selections called for

Oliva Finished With Dislocated Shoulder

Filed under Minnesota Twins
September 1, 1968

Tony Oliva was lost for the rest of the season when he suffered a dislocated left shoulder during the Twins game against the White Sox at Metropolitan Stadium August 31. Oliva charged from right field to attempt a diving catch of Bruce Look’s eighth-inning blooper. The two-time batting champion was fitted with a cast at

Kaat Loses No-Hitter With One Out Left

Filed under Minnesota Twins
August 8, 1968

Pinch-hitter Davey Johnson laced a clean single to center field with two outs in the ninth inning to break up Minnesota southpaw Jim Kaat’s bid for the second no-hitter of this baseball season in the Twins’ 6-0 victory in Baltimore over the Orioles before a scant crowd of 7.874. Kaat (6-6) was masterful as only

Haller Strikes Again; NL Prevails, 4-1.

Filed under All Star Game
July 9, 1968

Lightning struck twice, this time indoors, as Dodger catcher Tom Haller lined a two-run single off Sam McDowell of the Indians to lift the National League All-Stars past the American League, 4-1. Two seasons ago, Haller, then donning the uniform of the San Francisco Giants, homered off the first pitch he saw from a left-handed

Astros Trounce Dodger Sub Kekich

Filed under Houston Astros
May 25, 1968

Manager Walter Alston turned to rookie Mike Kekich as a last minute replacement for staff ace Bill Singer. Singer is back in Los Angeles getting treatment for an eye infection and will probably be out for a week. Kekich and the Dodgers lost in Houston, 5-4. Astro center fielder hitter Ron Davis greeted Kekich with

Pair of Jose Homers Nip Halos in 11; Tribe extends AL lead

Filed under Cleveland Indians
April 30, 1968

The Cleveland Indians defeated the California Angels in eleven innings, 2-1, on two solo home runs by pinch-hitter Jose Vidal and Jose Cardenal. Vidal’s blast, his second of the season and both hit in a pinch-hitting role, tied the game in the eighth inning. Cardenal led off the bottom of the eleventh with his third

Chance blanks crippled Yankees, 2-0

Filed under New York Yankees
April 14, 1968

Dean Chance pitched a two-hit shutout as the Minnesota Twins remained undefeated with a 2-0 win in a game overshadowed by injuries to Yankees’ Joe Pepitone and Horace Clarke. The continuing impression of general impotence of the Yankees was supported by the shutout, but was completely brought to light with Pepitone’s mishap. Pepitone suffered a

Oliva Still Eyes .300 Season

Filed under Minnesota Twins
September 15, 1967

During the tough scramble for the American League lead, Tony Oliva had injury added to insult. He suffered a cut in his left eyelid and superficial bruises on both knees in a September 13 collision with the right field fence at D.C. Stadium. Days earlier, a reporter ruffled Oliva’s pride by suggesting the two-time batting


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