1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Bob Aspromonte

Amazing Mets Headed to Series

Filed under Atlanta Braves, League Championship Series, New York Mets
October 6, 1969

The incredible New York Mets, baseball’s ragtag clowns for seven long years, made it all the way to the top by winning the National League pennant with a third straight playoff victory 5-4 over the stunned Atlanta Braves. Cleon Jones, who spent the later part of this season in the dog house of manager Gil

Koosman Shuts Down Braves

Filed under Atlanta Braves, League Championship Series, New York Mets
October 5, 1969

The Cinderella New York Mets took another step toward the World Series as the clock is beginning to toll on the Atlanta Braves. The Mets took the second game in Atlanta, 4-2, as the series now moves to Shea Stadium and the Mets needing only one more win for the National League pennant. Jerry Koosman

Kennedy Laid to Rest; Baseball Players Sit Out

Filed under Houston Astros, News, Pittsburgh Pirates
June 9, 1968

The body of Senator Robert Francis Kennedy was returned to New York City from California, where it lay in repose at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral for several days before the Requiem Mass held there on June 8. His brother, U.S. Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy, eulogized him with the words: My brother need not be idealized, or

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

New Additions to Astros Roster

Filed under Houston Astros
September 8, 1967

A new scorecard daily is required to recognize the players on the Astros’ roster. Six players reported shortly after the close of their seasons in the minors. They were Ivan Murrell, Bob Watson, Aaron Pointer and Pat House from Oklahoma City (Pacific Coast); Danny Coombs from Amarillo (Texas) and Hal King from Asheville (Carolina). The

Hoerner Blows Game For Cardinals

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
August 20, 1967

The Houston Astros rallied for two runs in the ninth inning to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals, 2-1. Cardinal Manager Red Schoendienst lifted starter Larry Jaster for a pinch-hitter though the southpaw had blanked Houston through eight innings. He turned the game over the fireman Joe Hoerner who failed to close out the game. Rusty

Astros Assessment at the Break

Filed under Houston Astros
July 3, 1967

As the season approached the halfway mark, the management was doing some re-evaluation of the club. The hitting of Jimmy Wynn and Rusty Staub and the performance of four starting pitchers represented the season “plusses.” After that, there was little on which the management or the fans could base much hope. Going into the season,

Mathews HR's in Atlanta, But Braves Rally For Victory

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros
June 28, 1967

In a series of turnabouts, Eddie Mathews homered against his former club but it was reliever Claude Raymond earning the win in the Braves’ 6-5 eleven inning triumph over the Houston Astros. In last night’s tilt, former Brave Wade Blasingame defeated his former club. Rusty Staub paced the Astro attack early with a two-run home

Original Colt Lillis Back as Active Astro

Filed under Houston Astros
April 29, 1967

Bob Lillis, the oldest Astro and one of three originals from the 1962 expansion pool, is back in service. Lillis began the season as a coach, but was put back on active duty. Lee Bales was optioned to Amarillo (Texas) to make room for the 36-year-old utility infielder. Lillis, Turk Farrell, and Bob Aspromonte remain

LeMaster Grounds Astros, 6-0

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros
April 11, 1967

The Atlanta Braves, in search of an ace all last season, may have uncovered a diamond in the first game of the 1967 season. Denny LeMaster (1-0) spun a one-hit gem against the Houston Astros before an Opening Day crowd of 26,001 at the Astrodome. LeMaster was provided an early lead as Atlanta scored twice


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