1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Andy Kosco

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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

Sock It to 'Em, Tigers: a First Half Review

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Washington Senators
July 10, 1968

The Detroit Tigers closed out the first half of the 1968 American League schedule strong, winning nine of their last ten games and stretching their lead to six and a half games over the second-place Cleveland Indians. Denny McLain (15-4) is grabbing the headlines in the junior circuit with his collection of victories, but the

Yanks’ Kosco tabbed AL Player of the Week; Hart, Gibson split NL honors

Filed under New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals
May 13, 1968

Cardinal pitcher Bob Gibson pitched a pair of shutouts but that wasn’t enough to capture the National League Player of the Week award outright for the week ending May 12. Giants outfielder Jim Ray Hart was named co-Player of the Week by driving in 12 runs with two home runs and batting .421. This is

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

Giles Rules in Spitball Flare-up at Shea Stadium

Filed under New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies
May 3, 1968

Warren Giles, president of the National League, stepped into the uproar over the controversial “spitball rule” today and that a pitcher should not be charged with a ball for wetting his hand while warming up. Giles issued new instructions to his league’s five umpire crews after Umpire Ed Vargo tossed Philadelphia pitcher John Boozer out

Kosco, Bond Among Twins Roster Victims

Filed under Minnesota Twins
May 14, 1967

The Twins returned to American League play with a new look after the squad cut-downs. Walt Bond was forced into the difficult world of baseball unemployment. Sandy Valdespino survived. Rich Reese suddenly went into the starting lineup and Ron Clark got a good shot at third base. And Manager Sam Mele was talking about Bob

1967 Minnesota Twins Preview

Filed under Minnesota Twins
April 1, 1967

Street & Smith’s: If the name of the game is pitching – as everybody seems to think – then now is the time to paste the name, Minnesota Twins, under your hatband as blue chip contenders. The 1967 Twins are going to sport the most revised look in the league. The Minnesotans have shed their

Versatile Tovar Fills Any Need for Mele

Filed under Minnesota Twins
August 15, 1966

Cesar Tovar, with an outside shot at Rookie-of-the-Year honors in the American League, has continued amazing the Twins with his versatility. Already he has proved he is capable of learning to play second base, taking over the job in late June and holding it for 32 straight games while batting .287. He also has proved


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