1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Al Jackson

Mays Hits For Cycle in Giants' Rout

Filed under Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants
June 26, 1969

The San Francisco Giants routed the Cincinnati Reds in the opening game of a weekend series at Crosley Field between divisional contenders. Willie Mays hit the first cycle of his career, and interestingly, each of Mays’s hits came off a different Reds’ pitcher. Mays opened with the most difficult of the ingredients, a triple, in

Bucs Hammer All Star Hughes

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
July 12, 1967

The Pittsburgh Pirates snapped Cardinal rookie Dick Hughes from his All-Star dreams with a nine-run first inning as the Bucs cruised to an 11-6 victory to open the season’s second half. Fellow All-Stars Roberto Clemente homered and Gene Alley doubled to highlight the outburst off Hughes. Pittsburgh batted around against the rookie who returned from

Jaster Blanks Phils; Then Cards Romp to DH Sweep

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
June 25, 1967

The St. Louis Cardinals extended their win streak to ten games with a doubleheader home sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies. The sweep pushed the Redbirds past the Phillies for second place in the National League. St. Louis is two and a half game behind Cincinnati. The opener was a tight 1-0 shutout victory by Cardinal

1967 St. Louis Cardinals Preview

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
April 1, 1967

Street & Smith’s: With Sandy Koufax gone, the Cardinals were crowing in April that they owned the best pitching staff in the league. It was a legitimate boast on the basis of 1966 figures. The sixth place Cardinals, who won only four more games than they lost, got that far only because of a superlative

Cardinals Open Second Home With Loss

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
May 12, 1966

There were cold cuts – ham, cheese and poorboy sandwiches – instead of hot dogs, hot hamburgers and hot pizza. There were cold cuts by batters because of the unseasonably low temperatures – around 50 degrees. There were some minor foul-ups. The message board, the press elevator and the acoustics were off the beam a

Giant Jottings – October 3, 1965

Filed under San Francisco Giants
October 3, 1965

* Willie Mays ended the season in a blaze of glory as he looks to be a certain bet to take the National League Most Valuable Player Award. Mays hit his 54th home run on October 1 off Cincinnati’s Sammy Ellis. In striking 54, Willie became for the first Giant in history to achieve such

Met Memos – July 11, 1965

Filed under New York Mets
July 11, 1965

First Half MVP: Al Jackson, 4-8, 2.64 ERA, 16 GS The little lefty has a pair of shutouts which is the only way to guarantee a victory with the support the Mets’ offense provides.Impact Rookie: Ron Swoboda, .239, 14 HR, 38 RBI The 21-year-old husky set a Mets’ rookie record for home runs with his

Smoke Signals – May 31, 1965

Filed under Atlanta Braves
May 31, 1965

* They used to say that Henry Aaron could step up without a minute of spring training and start hitting baseballs out of sight, but the Milwaukee slugger disagrees. Aaron is his own severest critic, and in his mind the .364 average he currently owns is misleading. “I’m just lucky I’m getting the kind of

Smoke Signals – May 15, 1965

Filed under Atlanta Braves
May 15, 1965

* It’s now official: Eddie Mathews and Henry Aaron of the Braves are the greatest one-two home-run punch in the history of the National League. The baseball world had suspected for some time that this was true, especially those close to the Braves, but it didn’t become reality until May 9. Aaron hit the homer

Met Memos – April 15, 1965

Filed under New York Mets
April 15, 1965

* The Mets kept the 37,999 fans in attendance for their home opener on the edge of their seats as they defeated the Dodgers, 2-1, in their first ever Opening Day win. It appeared the Mets had given the game away in the eighth when pinch-runner Nate Oliver scored from third to tie the game

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