1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Billy Williams

Cubs Sweep Cards on Billy Williams Day

Filed under Chicago Cubs
June 29, 1969
Billy Williams

Billy Williams celebrated his day by setting a National League endurance record as the Chicago Cubs moved within a half game of the National League East lead with a double header sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals. Williams broke former Cardinal Stan Musial’s record of 893 consecutive games by appearing in both contests before a

Memorial Day Action

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins, Montreal Expos, New York Mets, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Pilots
May 30, 1969

The 1969 baseball campaign reached the Memorial Day pole as the clubs jockey for position for the summer stretch. The division leaders have held their grounds, but strange things happen in baseball during the heated months. The new division format doubles pennant fever this summer as more teams should have playoff aspirations. The biggest surprise

Koosman Wins 9th With Shutout

Filed under New York Mets
June 4, 1968

Jerry Koosman scattered seven hits over nine innings as the New York Mets defeated the Chicago Cubs, 2-0. Art Shamsky hit a two-run home run in the sixth to account for the game’s only runs. The rookie Koosman earned a victory in his first major league appearance on April 16, 1967, and then did not

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

Giant Collapse Squeezes Tight NL Race

Filed under Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants
July 22, 1967

The Chicago Cubs scored seven runs in the eighth inning off a normally reliable San Francisco Giants to lift the Cubs to a 7-4 victory before a raucous crowd of 29,079 fans at Wrigley Field. The loss dropped the Giants into a second-place tie with the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Philadelphia Phillies climbed atop

Hundley, Cubs Earn Independence Day Split

Filed under Chicago Cubs
July 4, 1967

Randy Hundley drove in five runs as the Chicago Cubs rallied late to defeat the Atlanta Braves, 8-5, for a split of an Independence Day twi-night doubleheader. Cubs manager Le Durocher and the Cubs were doing a slow burn over the Braves management’s 11th hour decision to delay the start of the night game of

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

Santo Finds Green Weenie A Charm

Filed under Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates
September 2, 1966

Ron Santo, the Cubs’ All-Star third baseman, attempted to put the hex on the Pirates when he stepped into the batter’s box in the first inning and pointed a “green weenie” at Pitcher Bob Veale. The “green weenie” is the Pirates’ luck charm. It drew national attention as the Pirates surged in July with 12


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