1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Vada Pinson

Nolan Blanks Phillies in Season Debut

Filed under Cincinnati Reds
May 31, 1968

Gary Nolan had warned Johnny Bench before the game. “Get me some hits tonight or you’ll be sleeping in the hall,” Nolan told the rookie Red catcher. “It’s a good think I did pitch,” added a grinning Gary. “Because after the night Johnny had, I would not have been able to talk to him.” In

Play of Tolan Grabs Attention of Cardinal Brass

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
June 6, 1967

The Cardinals may be as grateful to the Pirates for Bobby Tolan as they were for dealing them Julian Javier seven years ago. Tolan, grabbed by the Redbirds in the draft after the speedster played the 1963 season in Reno, hasn’t bloomed fully, but the 21-year-old shapes up so well that batting coach Dick Sisler

Pitching Depth Behind Reds Revival

Filed under Cincinnati Reds
May 13, 1967

Gerry Arrigo, making his first start of the season for the Reds, tossed a five-hit shutout against the Mets, April 29, at Crosley Field. Yet, after the first two weeks of May, Arrigo still hasn’t been back on the mound – not even in a relief role. It’s a tipoff on just how good and

Nolan Blanks Mets With Three Hitter

Filed under Cincinnati Reds
May 9, 1967

Cincinnati rookie Gary Nolan (3-1) pitched his first complete game and shutout with a three-hit victory over the New York Mets, 3-0, before 8,604 at Shea Stadium. Only left-handers Al Luplow and pinch-hitter Larry Stahl found their way on base against Nolan who did not walk a single Met batter. Nolan did not allow Luplow

Behind The Bold Red Uprising In Cincinnati

Filed under Cincinnati Reds
April 30, 1967

We’re a 25-man team now. Look. Tonight Vada Pinson can’t play because he pulled a muscle in his hip. Tommy Harper moves over to center field, and Floyd Robinson plays right. Keep your eye on Robby. He has worked like hell to get ready to help. On days off he’d go out to the ball

1967 Cincinnati Reds Preview

Filed under Cincinnati Reds
April 1, 1967

Street & Smith’s: From redhot pennant contenders of two years ago to a somewhat drastically shaken up club. That’s the sad story of the Reds. It all started when owner Bill DeWitt traded Frank Robinson for Baltimore’s Milt Pappas. Before the year was over, DeWitt had sold the ball club. In between, his new manager,

The First Indoor No-Hitter

Filed under Houston Astros
July 2, 1966

Dick “Turk” Farrell pitched the first no-hitter of the 1966 season with a 4-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Farrell, one of the original Colts still on the Houston roster, made easy work of Don Heffner’s lineup as the ball did not leave Houston’s synthetic infield until a Tommy Helms’ fly out to Lee Maye


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