1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Charley Smith

Moves and Non-Moves Led to St. Louis Success

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
September 1, 1967

As the amazing success story of El Birdos continues into September, Stan Musial could point the finger at many reasons. There were trades made and not made by the Cardinals. There was the shift of Mike Shannon to third base so that another RBI bat could be stuck into the lineup. There was the patient

Ford Shows 'Four on The Floor' Pickup

Filed under New York Yankees
April 19, 1967

New York pitcher Whitey Ford, the 38-year-old veteran hurler recovering from two arm operations, showed no signs of wear and tear en route to a 5-0 blanking of the Chicago White Sox. Newcomers Charley Smith and rookie Bill Robinson paced the Bomber attack each four base hits and a pair of RBI in five at-bats.

1967 St. Louis Cardinals Preview

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
April 1, 1967

Street & Smith’s: With Sandy Koufax gone, the Cardinals were crowing in April that they owned the best pitching staff in the league. It was a legitimate boast on the basis of 1966 figures. The sixth place Cardinals, who won only four more games than they lost, got that far only because of a superlative

1967 New York Yankees Preview

Filed under New York Yankees

Street & Smith’s: The complete collapse of the organization which once had laid waste to the American League in winning 29 pennants in 63 years brought to fruition the old chant “Beat up the Yankees.” The Yankees have been broken up, and the emphasis is on youth. The 1967 edition of pin-striped gentry will go

Cardinals Turn Season Around

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
August 15, 1966

The St. Louis Cardinals have turned their season around like no other. After stumbling out of the gate after the All-Star Game with a six game skid, the Redbirds have won 24 of their next 29 games. St. Louis now stands only one game below the .500 mark, quite the accomplishment for a club that

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

Met Memos – October 3, 1965

Filed under New York Mets
October 3, 1965

* George Weiss, remaining one last year as president of the Mets, hopes to deliver one power hitter before he steps down. “Ever since we came into being, we’ve concentrated on developing young pitching and I think that has come around nicely,” Weiss said at press conference called the day after the season ended to

Met Memos – June 23, 1965

Filed under New York Mets
June 23, 1965

# With a tenth-place team like the Mets, the tomorrows become very important. About 100 times more important as the todays, which most Mets would like to forget. There are exceptions, of course. Take Charley Smith, for instance. As a Dodger, Phillie and White Sox player, Smith did not dwell much on the todays. He


Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets
June 20, 1965

  Los Angeles, June 20 – An air of anticipation hovered over Dodger Stadium as the announced crowd of 52,248 took their seats on a warm Father’s Day afternoon. The morning papers published the names of Koufax and Drysdale as the starting pitchers for the double-header tilt against the tenth-place New York Mets. The pair

Met Memos – May 31, 1965

Filed under New York Mets
May 31, 1965

* The Mets, who have lived in the cellar all their lives, may not feel that they need a roof, but Sports Commissioner Ben Finney says they will have one over Shea Stadium by the start of the 1966 season. Finney will make a presentation to his boss, Mayor Robert Wagner, and other city officials

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