1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Bob Uecker

Niekro Finishing A Strong Season

Filed under Atlanta Braves
September 15, 1967

Phil Niekro represents a complex case. For example, the Atlanta pitcher’s best pitch is simply too good. Yet many people, including his manager, are telling him that his other stuff is good enough to win for him if mixed properly with his “out” pitch, which, of course, is the knuckleball. By being too good, Niekro’s

Niekro Fluttering Through July

Filed under Atlanta Braves
July 21, 1967

Phil Niekro has arrived. The knuckeballer has not allowed an earned run in three July starts. After Niekro had pitched the Braves to a 5-1 win over the Pirates, Braves’ trainer Harvey Stone was rubbing down the pitcher’s arm the next day and mentioned Niekro could probably pitch again that night. “No he couldn’t either,”

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

Aaron, Carty Spar on Flight

Filed under Atlanta Braves
June 18, 1967

A fight broke out on the Atlanta Braves’ charter airliner between Hank Aaron and Rico Carty while the club was en route from Houston to Los Angeles. The flare-up, which lasted only a couple of minutes, occurred in the rear of the plane and was quickly broken up by several members of the Braves. Aaron

Braves Acquire Uecker to Catch Niekro

Filed under Atlanta Braves
June 6, 1967

The Dodgers were about to take batting practice when reserve catcher Jm Campanis spotted Phil Niekro, the Braves’ top relief pitcher. “Hey, Phil,” shouted Campanis. “I see you got a catcher traded. That’s the first time I ever heard of that.” Niekro grinned. “Yeah,” he said, “but I kept asking for you and they wouldn’t

Braves Acquire Uecker in Catcher Swap

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies

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,

1967 Philadelphia Phillies Preview

Filed under Philadelphia Phillies
April 1, 1967

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 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


Copyright © 2021, A Second Time through the Order. All Rights Reserved. This is a re-creation of the 1969 baseball season using software by Diamond Mind Baseball. This project began with the 1965 season and accordingly all statistical and record references are from this replay project. References before the 1965 season are based on real life events. All quotes attributed to players and coaches are actual quotes from The Sporting News or Associated Press. All player photos shown are copyright by the Topps Baseball Card Co, and all action photos are copyrighted by Corbis, The Sporting News or Sports Illustrated. The attendance figures used here were obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. Interested parties may contact Retrosheet at 20 Sunset Rd., Newark, DE 19711. This web site is not associated or affiliated with any company, including Major League Baseball, MLBPA, the American or National League of Ballclubs, Diamond Mind Baseball. It is simply a non-commercial labor of love. If you believe this site infringes upon a copyright that you hold, such infringement will be promptly corrected and/or removed from this site upon proper notification.