1970 Baseball Replay

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

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Mitt Prize Munson Making Believers of Yanks

Filed under New York Yankees, Uncategorized
August 12, 1969

Thurman Munson, the New York Yankees’ highly touted rookie catcher, made his major league debut earlier than expected and no unveiling created as much excitement since the first performance of ‘Oh, Calcutta!’ Munson, on a weekend pass from Fort Dix, made his bow against Oakland in the nightcap of an August 8 twin bill when

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

Haller Strikes Again; NL Prevails, 4-1.

Filed under All Star Game
July 9, 1968

Lightning struck twice, this time indoors, as Dodger catcher Tom Haller lined a two-run single off Sam McDowell of the Indians to lift the National League All-Stars past the American League, 4-1. Two seasons ago, Haller, then donning the uniform of the San Francisco Giants, homered off the first pitch he saw from a left-handed

Blue Moon, Two Other Stars Put A's on Cloud Nine

Filed under Oakland Athletics
June 26, 1968

Three Athletics on the American League All-Star team. It hardly seems possible. But the showing so far of last year’s ninth place team has been equally surprising. They seem to be living in the first division despite having been selected to finish in the cellar by most pickers. None of the A’s was chosen by

Odom's streak ends but A's prevail, 9-2.

Filed under Oakland Athletics
May 27, 1968

The Boston Red Sox snapped Blue Moon Odom’s scoreless inning streak with a single tally in the first inning, but Odom’s A’s matched the run and continued scoring in a 9-2 home rout. Carl Yastrzemski singled in Jose Tartbull who opened the game with a double to break Odom’s 29 1/3 scoreless inning streak, which

Yankees double up Oakland for first victory, 4-2

Filed under New York Yankees
April 16, 1968

Fritz Peterson with an assist from Joe Verbanic held the Oakland Athletics at bay as the New York Yankees won their first game of the season, 4-2. Peterson ran into trouble in the ninth after retiring the first two batters. John Donaldson doubled down the right field line, and Phil Roof followed with a single

McGlothlin Hurls No-Hitter Against Athletics, 6-0

Filed under California Angels
May 16, 1967

The fantastic spring of California Angel pitcher Jim McGlothlin continues toward the summer months. McGlothlin pitched a no-hitter, the second in franchise history, against the Kansas City Athletics, 6-0, in front of 4,793 at Municipal Stadium. The incomparable Bo Belinsky no-hit the Orioles on May 5, 1962. McGlothlin received early run support from his teammates

Daddy Wags Denies Blue Moon's No-Hit Bid

Filed under Oakland Athletics
September 14, 1966

John Blue Moon Odom did not allow a hit over eight innings of play until Indians outfielder Leon Wagner opened the bottom of the ninth with a ringing single to left. Fred Whitfield and Rocky Colavito followed with singles to load the bases, but Odom wriggled out of danger to preserve a 5-2 Athletics win.

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