1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Al McBean

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

McBean Plugs L.A. Fireman Gap

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres
April 18, 1969

In the early stages of this season, Walter Alston answered the question as to what he needed most with just three words: “A relief pitcher.” Up until this spring, his answer had been, “a righthanded hitter.” Apparently satisfied that rookies Ted Sizemore, Bill Sudakis, and “veteran rookie” Andy Kosco, the emergence of WIllie Crawford and

Williams Hits For Cycle In Wrigley Split

Filed under Chicago Cubs
May 12, 1968

Billy Williams hit for the cycle, driving in four runs, to lead the Cubs to an 8-6 nightcap victory over the New York Mets. With the assistance of a brisk wind blowing out to right, Williams completed the difficult tasks of the cycle with a triple and home run off Mets starter Dick Selma. He

Once in a Blue Moon: A's Take First

Filed under Oakland Athletics
May 7, 1968

Though a hint of spring remains in the air, by this date, the Athletics are usually nestled in the American League cellar. For only the second time in twenty years, the Athletics are in first place in the American League. Last night, John ‘Blue Moon’ Odom tossed his second consecutive shutout to lift the Oakland

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

Cards Snap 9 Game Skid With 10 Run 8th

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
June 14, 1967

The St. Louis Cardinals riddled four Pittsburgh pitching for ten runs in the eighth inning in a 12-3 victory that snapped a nine-game losing skid. Bob Gibson (3-8) and the Redbirds seemed headed for a tenth straight setback after Willie Stargell’s three-run home run in the sixth inning that erased a 2-0 Cardinal lead. Mike

Alou, Bucs Spoil Seaver Debut, Top Mets in 10

Filed under New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates
April 12, 1967

Matty Alou hit a two-run double in the tenth as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the New York Mets, 5-3. Pittsburgh took a quick two-run lead off Mets starter Tom Seaver, making his major league debut. The Pirates gave Seaver a rude welcome to the big leagues with four consecutive base hits to open the game.

Santo Finds Green Weenie A Charm

Filed under Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates
September 2, 1966

Ron Santo, the Cubs’ All-Star third baseman, attempted to put the hex on the Pirates when he stepped into the batter’s box in the first inning and pointed a “green weenie” at Pitcher Bob Veale. The “green weenie” is the Pirates’ luck charm. It drew national attention as the Pirates surged in July with 12

Redbird Chirps – June 23, 1965

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
June 23, 1965

* Young Don Dennis and veteran Hal Woodeshick were added to the bull pen in an effort to get the staggering world champion Cardinals back on a straight path. Dennis, a 23-year-old righthander, was called up from the Birds’ Jacksonville (International) club, June 18. He was 0-3 there, but had logged 12 saves. Strangely, Dennis

Pirate Scoreboard – April 15, 1965

Filed under Pittsburgh Pirates
April 15, 1965

* Despite a disappointing Opening Day loss to the Giants, Manager Harry Walker remains optimistic. “I just never give up. I really believe we could be a sleeper in this race. I know we’re going to surprise a lot of people.” Pittsburgh rallied to tie the home opener with three runs in the tenth only


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