1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Billy Hoeft

1967 Chicago Cubs Preview

Filed under Chicago Cubs
April 1, 1967

Street & Smith’s: “That first half of the 1966 season didn’t count,” Says Leo Durocher, the man surprisingly tapped a year ago by the second division weary Cubs to bring back the glory days. They had won only 28 and lost 55 at the All-Star break. They rallied in the second half somewhat, winning 30

McCormick Bouncing Back in Washington

Filed under Washington Senators
September 4, 1966

Baseball teams don’t count their mistakes. They microfilm them. One of the ‘mistakes’ who has bounced back to become a steady performer is Mike McCormick, the young, veteran of the Senators. Everybody knows that Mike was signed by the New York Giants in 1956 as a 17-year-old schoolboy. McCormick started at the top. He pitched

San Francisco Bull Pen Key to Success

Filed under San Francisco Giants
August 30, 1966

The Giants have an underrated bull pen. Of the three top contenders, the Giants pen is less gaudy, but Lindy McDaniel, Frank Linzy, Bill Henry and Bob Priddy have had more than their share of bail-out jobs. First off, the Giants get a lot of complete games from Juan Marichal (24) and Gaylord Perry (10).

Durocher Addresses Pitching With Changes

Filed under Chicago Cubs
June 30, 1966

“Pitching is the name of the game” may be a baseball cliche, but that nevertheless doesn’t make it any less true. And Manager Leo Durocher of the Cubs is learning it again – the hard way! The Cubs need strengthening to some extent in every department, but nowhere are they as weak as in pitching.

Hatton Hands Gentile One Way Ticket to Minors

Filed under Houston Astros
June 12, 1966

The Houston Astros pronounced today that slugging first baseman Jim Gentile has been sent to the Oklahoma City farm club and Astros’ manager Grady Hatton said Gentile is “not going to play for me.” A club spokesman said Hatton kicked Gentile off the team for disciplinary reasons brought to a head by an incident in

Cubs' Trio Hurls No-Hitter

Filed under Chicago Cubs
August 26, 1965

Chicago’s Billy Hoeft, Lindy McDaniel and Ted Abernathy combined for the second no-hitter of the season in a 2-0 defeat of the Cardinals before 10,692 at Busch Stadium. Hoeft, a swing starter making only his second start of the season, kept the Redbirds at bay until lifted for a pinch-hitter in the sixth. McDaniel escaped

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