1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Blue Moon Odom

Young Guns Gentry, Odom Honored

Filed under New York Mets, Oakland Athletics, Uncategorized
October 3, 1969

There was plenty of change on the pitching mound during the 1969 season, and we’re not just referring to the change in height. Many new names and faces populated the Pitcher of the Month list, and the season’s final month proved no different introducing a third Mets pitcher to the list, Gary Gentry, and Oakland’s

Petrocelli Homers Twice for AL Glory

Filed under All Star Game
July 23, 1969
Rico Petrocelli

Washington, D.C. – Rico Petrocelli set an All Star Game record by homering in his first two All-Star at-bats of his career to lead the American League to a 7-3 victory over the National League before 45,259 in attendance, including President Richard M. Nixon, at the newly-christened RFK Stadium. Petrocelli’s home runs came in the

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

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

Kaline, Santo Tabbed as Players of the Month

Filed under Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, New York Mets, Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals
June 1, 1968

Despite missing the final week of the month with a broken arm, Tigers OF Al Kaline was named Player of the Month in the American League for May, 1968. Al batted .464 for the month with 7 homers, driving in 21 runs while scoring 20. Kaline is enjoying one of his finest starts ever as

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

Once in a Blue Moon: A's Take First

Filed under Oakland Athletics
May 7, 1968

Though a hint of spring remains in the air, by this date, the Athletics are usually nestled in the American League cellar. For only the second time in twenty years, the Athletics are in first place in the American League. Last night, John ‘Blue Moon’ Odom tossed his second consecutive shutout to lift the Oakland


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