1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Alex Johnson

Santo, Marichal Named NL Players of the Month

Filed under Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants
April 30, 1969

Ron Santo was named National League Player of the Month for the month of April, 1969. Santo leads all of baseball with 8 home runs as the calendar turns to May. Santo also leads the NL in total bases (55) and is second to Cincinnati’s Alex Johnson with 21 RBI. This is the fourth Player

Cater Surprises; Alou Slips Past Reds' Duo

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Oakland Athletics
September 30, 1968

Danny Cater, first baseman of the Oakland Athletics, won the batting title in the American League. Cater, a career .250 hitter prior to this season, upset the apple cart by stumping many experts who viewed the 28-year-old Texan as a figment of the box-score manufacturers. Whoever heard of a batting champ you’ve never heard of?

Redbirds Nestled Atop Senior Circuit

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals
July 10, 1968

Stan Musial recently tabbed this Cardinal club to be the one to “mold the greatest dynasty in the club’s history.” Who could argue with the Man? St. Louis seems intent on a rematch with Detroit in order to exact revenge for the bitter sweep in last year’s World Series with all of the games decided

Cards Reinforce Pennant Bid With Flyhawk Davis

Filed under Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals
June 15, 1968

The telephone company and the telegraph company are sure to keep Bing Devine high on their Christmas card list. Not content to sit tight with a pennant winner from last season, the Cardinals general manager kept in close touch, as usual, with the nine other N.L. clubs as the June 15 trading deadline approached. The

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

Moves and Non-Moves Led to St. Louis Success

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
September 1, 1967

As the amazing success story of El Birdos continues into September, Stan Musial could point the finger at many reasons. There were trades made and not made by the Cardinals. There was the shift of Mike Shannon to third base so that another RBI bat could be stuck into the lineup. There was the patient

Demotion Troubles Savage; Forces Trade

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
May 14, 1967

Outfielder Ted Savage was so angry at being dropped from the Cardinal varsity at the May 10 deadline that he smashed his ukulele in the visitors’ clubhouse at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. But Savage was happier later when he wound up with the Cubs. “If nobody wants you, what’s the use of going back to

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 Announce Opening Date of New Stadium

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
April 15, 1966

The Cardinals announced their new stadium, Busch Memorial Stadium, will host its first baseball game on Thursday, May 12, with the Braves in town. The baseball All-Star Game is also booked for the new stadium, July 12. The new stadium, made principally of concrete, will have 49,453 seats for both baseball and football. Along with


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