1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Catfish Hunter

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

Giles Rules in Spitball Flare-up at Shea Stadium

Filed under New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies
May 3, 1968

Warren Giles, president of the National League, stepped into the uproar over the controversial “spitball rule” today and that a pitcher should not be charged with a ball for wetting his hand while warming up. Giles issued new instructions to his league’s five umpire crews after Umpire Ed Vargo tossed Philadelphia pitcher John Boozer out

Yankees double up Oakland for first victory, 4-2

Filed under New York Yankees
April 16, 1968

Fritz Peterson with an assist from Joe Verbanic held the Oakland Athletics at bay as the New York Yankees won their first game of the season, 4-2. Peterson ran into trouble in the ninth after retiring the first two batters. John Donaldson doubled down the right field line, and Phil Roof followed with a single

Finley Poised To Move A's To Seattle

Filed under Oakland Athletics
September 15, 1967

The guessing is over. It is now established that Charles O. Finley will attempt to move the Athletics to Seattle in October. This fact came to light in a series of developments that started when UPI reported Finley had asked Joe Cronin, President of the American League, to call an October meeting for the purpose

Jackson Wins Game in Debut

Filed under Oakland Athletics
June 9, 1967

Reggie Jackson, Kansas City’s 20-year-old first round selection in last year’s draft, stepped into the batter’s box against one of baseball’s finest southpaw hurlers. On this sultry Midwestern afternoon, the left-handed Jackson, fresh from Birmingham, was facing the toughest of tests against McDowell, called by many as the Sandy Koufax of the American League. In

Catfish Out With Appendicitis

Filed under Oakland Athletics
July 31, 1966

Catfish Hunter became the third member of the A’s to lose his appendix when he was operated on in Boston, July 26. Hunter has returned home and probably will be able to resume pitching in about three weeks. Jay Hawkins, the A’s road secretary, and Bill Jones, the trainer, were both stricken with appendicitis and

Athletics Addendum – September 6, 1965

Filed under Oakland Athletics
September 6, 1965

* Ed Lopat, the A’s pitching coach, believes the Kansas City youthful staff has made considerable progress this season and he is hopeful that 1966 will be the year when the club at last starts to corrects its chronic pitching problem. As matters stand at this time, Lopat believes three young starters will form the


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