1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Willie McCovey

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

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

Sluggers McCovey, Howard Honored

Filed under San Francisco Giants, Uncategorized, Washington Senators
July 1, 1969

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Sluggers McCovey, Howard Honored

Filed under San Francisco Giants, Washington Senators

As the calendar turns to June, a sure sign of summer is Willie McCovey’s bat. Big Mac collected his third Player of the Month award during the month of June, his third in the last four seasons. But this particular June, McCovey was red-hot: a .406 average for the month, an on-base percentage of .516,

First Sackers Pepitone, McCovey and Aces McLain, Jenkins Honored

Filed under Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants
August 2, 1968

The winners of the Player of the Month and Pitcher of the Month awards were announced for the month of July, 1968. There are a pair of repeat honorees as Detroit’s Denny McLain and San Francisco’s Willie McCovey were named AL Pitcher of the Month and NL Player of the Month, respectively. McLain was a


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