1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Al Ferrara

Fans Slow to Warm Up to Padres' Youth Kick

Filed under San Diego Padres
July 8, 1969

Winning and attendance have been major problems for the expansionist Padres this season. The problems are directly related. The Padres haven’t been winning because they don’t have the established players to compete in the National League. And a major reason for their modest attendance has been the anonymity of the young, inexperienced club. Buzzie Bavasi

Swoboda Homer Tops Dodgers, 2-0

Filed under New York Mets
April 11, 1968

Ron Swoboda hit a two-run home run in the top of the twelfth, breaking an eleven-inning scoreless deadlock, to lift the New York Mets to a 2-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. It was the first victory for new Mets manager and former Dodger, Gil Hodges. The clout came off of rookie reliever Vicente

The Jim Hickman Experiment

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers
July 4, 1967

The Fourth of July firework display came on the field for the sparse crowd of 8,090 at Forbes Field as the Los Angeles Dodgers held off the Pittsburgh Pirates in a wild 18-14 affair. The Dodgers erupted for eighteen runs, and enjoyed a thirteen run lead going into the eighth inning. Manager Walter Alston saw

Injuries Persist Amid Dodger Lineup

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers
May 31, 1967

Five of the eight Dodger regulars missed the series opener against the Mets because of injuries and four of them – third baseman Jim Lefebvre, left fielder Al Ferrara, catcher John Roseboro and second baseman Ron Hunt – were still out Tuesday night. Lefebvre, who has a pulled hamstring, may be ready to play in

Giants Sweep But Rivalry Renewed

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants
April 30, 1967

The San Francisco Giants paid a visit to Chavez Ravine to renew their rivalry with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Times had changed since the clubs last met in September. The Dodgers closed that series with a 15-5 rout over the Giants en route to a world’s championship. The Giants took little consolation that they won

Dodgers Climb into First Place With Series Win

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants
May 19, 1966

The Dodgers and Giants returned from the East Coast to meet for a three game set at Dodger Stadium. This is the second series between the two rivals this season. The Giants swept the Dodgers earlier this month at Candlestick Park. Since that sweep, both teams have climbed past Pittsburgh, the early season leaders. The

Dodger Dope – September 6, 1965

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers
September 6, 1965

* Since taking the league lead on June 6, the Dodgers have withstood all challengers – this time around, it was the Pittsburgh Pirates who the Dodgers literally beat back with a double-header sweep at Forbes Field, September 1. In the opener, Sandy Koufax won his 20th game in a 4-2 Dodger win. By striking

Dodger Dope – May 15, 1965

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers
May 15, 1965

* Hex marks the spot where the Dodger left fielders used to be. The shortest trip to the hospital is to play left field for the Dodgers. Tommy Davis, the one-man “punch” after Frank Howard was traded, was supposed to lead the club on its resurgence after a sixth-place tie last season. On May 1,


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