1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Bill White

McCovey Breaks Fifteen Inning Scoring Silence

Filed under Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants
June 5, 1968

Nearly five years ago, a crowd of 15,921 gathered on a Tuesday evening at Candlestick Park to witness what later was described as one of the greatest pitching performances in baseball’s modern era. On that night, Warren Spahn of the Braves and Juan Marichal of the Giants locked into a sixteen inning scoreless duel that

Phillies Go Extras to Retake NL Lead

Filed under Philadelphia Phillies
July 31, 1967

The Philadelphia Phillies took a half game lead in the National League pennant race by emerging from nineteen-inning marathon with a 6-5 victory before 18,442 at Dodger Stadium. It appeared the game would have no end as both clubs emptied their bullpens, combined for eight errors, and stranded a total thirty-three runners on base. Finally

Braves Acquire Uecker in Catcher Swap

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies
June 6, 1967

The Philadelphia Phillies tonight traded catcher Bob Uecker to the Atlanta Braves for catcher Gene Oliver. General Manager John Quinn said the trade of the two 32-year receivers was completed in New York at today’s free-agent draft. Uecker, who came to the Phillies in 1965 along with Bill White and Dick Groat from St. Louis,

Phils' Short Injured in Pregame Drills

Filed under Philadelphia Phillies
May 24, 1967

It would seem that the troubles of Manager Gene Mauch and the Phillies were almost endless. However, the latest disaster in the way of an injured player was tempered somewhat by the return of first baseman Bill White to the regular lineup and the possibility that shortstop Dick Groat would be ready to play soon.

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

1967 Philadelphia Phillies Preview

Filed under Philadelphia Phillies

Street & Smith’s: Tough luck hit. Gene Mauch’s forces before spring training started when his great first baseman, Bill White, suffered a torn Achilles tendon in a gymnasium mishap in St. Louis. It robbed Mauch and his associates of some of the enthusiasm a senes deals by general manager John Quinn had generated for a

Aging Phillies May Look to Rebuild

Filed under Philadelphia Phillies
August 31, 1966

The Phillies have been hovering around the break-even mark this second half, and many baseball observers claim the Phillies must contend or begin another rebuilding project, because the team is basically an old one. Those observers overlook some important points. It is true that three of the Phillies’ pitchers are over 35, but two of

Cardinals, Giants Can't Say Goodbye in Busch Finale

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
May 8, 1966

Orlando Cepeda had received the starting nod at first base the last two games. It was a familiar yet strange place for Cepeda. He had starred for the Giants for years at the position before a knee injury obliterated his 1965 season. Cepeda had been shipped to left field to make room for Willie McCovey.

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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