1970 Baseball Replay

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

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Buford's Blast Sends Birds to Series

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, League Championship Series, Minnesota Twins, Uncategorized
October 6, 1969

Don Buford hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning to send the Baltimore Orioles to their second trip to the World Series in four years with a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins. The Orioles swept the best-of-5 series against the Western Division champion Twins. Jim Palmer worked out of trouble and limited

O's Double Up Twins in Opener

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, League Championship Series, Minnesota Twins, New York Mets, Uncategorized
October 4, 1969

The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Minnesota Twins, 8-4, in the opening game of the first ever League Championship Series for the American League pennant. The visiting Twins jumped on Baltimore’s Cy Young favorite Mike Cuellar with a pair of two-run home runs in the first inning by Harmon Killebrew and Rich Reese. But, the Birds

Young Guns Gentry, Odom Honored

Filed under New York Mets, Oakland Athletics, Uncategorized
October 3, 1969

There was plenty of change on the pitching mound during the 1969 season, and we’re not just referring to the change in height. Many new names and faces populated the Pitcher of the Month list, and the season’s final month proved no different introducing a third Mets pitcher to the list, Gary Gentry, and Oakland’s

Two Rico's Named Batters of Month

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Uncategorized

The Atlanta Braves climbed on the backs of their NL West brethren during the month of September to win the division, and the Big Man who led the way was Rico Carty who batted a sizzling .481 for the month. Carty slugged 8 home runs and drove in 28 as the Braves went 21-6 during

Braves Punch Final Ticket to Playoffs

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Uncategorized
September 28, 1969

The tightly contested National League Western Division was finally captured by the Atlanta Braves on the season’s final weekend with a 4-2 victory over the San Diego Padres. Like their playoff opponent, the New York Mets, Atlanta took over the division lead for the first time in the first week of September. From there, they

Koosman Delivers as Mets Take East

Filed under New York Mets, Uncategorized
September 26, 1969
Jerry Koosman

It didn’t take long for Jerry Koosman to deliver what the Mets fans missed at Shea Stadium on Wednesday: a National League East crown. Koosman (17-10) and Ron Taylor combined on a five-hit 5-1 victory before 6,285 at Philadelphia’s Connie Mack Stadium. With six games to clinch the division, manager Gil Hodges rested some of

Boston Fires Dick Williams

Filed under Boston Red Sox, Uncategorized
September 23, 1969

Controversial manager Dick Williams who led the Red Sox to contention in his rookie season of 1967 was fired four hours before Boston’s 8-1 loss to New York. Coach Eddie Popowski was named Williams’ replacement. Williams was fired because his players resented his methods. Williams had one year remaining on his three-year contract, and it

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

Birds First to Clinch Division

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Uncategorized
September 12, 1969

The Baltimore Orioles have presided over the American League East Division all season long so it comes as no surprise that the Orioles were the first club to clinch their division championship with a 3-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians. The celebration was delayed for two days as the Red Sox denied the Birds with

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