1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Chico Salmon

Horton Shelved A Month With Knee Injury

Filed under Cleveland Indians
June 24, 1968

The Indians’ already long-shot pennant hopes suffered another severe blow when they lost their leading power hitter, first baseman Tony Horton, for an indefinite period. Horton, who was batting .258 and paced the Tribe with nine home runs and 29 RBIs, suffered an injury to his left knee. Tony complained that his knee buckled and

Williams Loses No-Hitter, Game in 9th

Filed under Cleveland Indians
May 18, 1968

Indians’ veteran hurler Stan Williams stood one out away from pitching the season’s first no-hitter. Cleveland led the Baltimore Orioles, 1-0, by virtue of Williams’ RBI single in the fifth inning. The evening was setting up to be a memorable one in front of small gathering of 5,394 in cavernous Municipal Stadium. A fantastic jump

Changes on the Reservation After July Slump

Filed under Cleveland Indians
July 30, 1967

The Indians made some rapid-fire changes in their roster when they continued their July tailspin. First, President Gabe Paul recalled veteran pitcher Stan Williams and infielder Gordy Lund from Portland (Pacific Coast). Rookie reliever Steve Bailey was demoted to Portland to make room for Williams while Lund took the place of Chico Salmon who left

Indians Winning While City Smolders Amid Rioting

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July 22, 1966

Mickey Lolich and the Detroit Tigers snapped the Indians’ five game winning streak with a 4-0 shutout at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium. The game provided a refuge for both teams as the Tigers learned of manager Bob Swift’s cancer diagnosis and the Indians continued to play in a city ravaged by race riots. The Indians have

Salmon Gains All-Star Clout with Play

Filed under Cleveland Indians
June 30, 1966

Little Chico Salmon, whose only position was a corner of the Indians’ dugout when this season began, suddenly is being boomed by Birdie Tebbets as the American League’s All-Star shortstop. “In view of the injuries to some guys, and the way others are playing, who else should be chosen at that position?” the Tribe manager

Tribe Tidbits – July 31, 1965

Filed under Cleveland Indians
July 31, 1965

* At mid season, Cleveland manager Birdie Tebbetts suggested, “the team that finally wins this thing (the American League pennant scramble) will do it because of the help it receives in the second half from the non-contributing members of the first half.” Then he made it clear that the Indians had several players in that

Tribe Tidbits – May 15, 1965

Filed under Cleveland Indians
May 15, 1965

* Fred Whitfield, affectionately known as “Wingy” to his Indian teammates, hurt his back and suddenly became the hottest hitter in the American League. The Tribe first baseman pulled a muscle during infield practice and couldn’t even pick up a bat, let alone swing one, for three days. Manager Birdie Tebbetts rushed Whitfield back into

Tribe Tidbits – May 5, 1965

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May 5, 1965

* Second year hurler Sonny Siebert made his first start of the season, May 4, and shutout the Yankees running his scoreless streak to 17 innings dating back to the final day last season…Indians president Gabe Paul was widely criticized, especially in Chicago and Baltimore, for helping the Yankees win their fifth straight pennant by

Tribe Tidbits – April 15, 1965

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April 15, 1965

* Chuck Hinton’s three run clout in the ninth tied the score at Kansas City at seven apiece, and that is where it stood for another 10 innings until Rocky Colavito’s sac fly ended the marathon. Pitcher Lee Stange scored the winning run as Athletics’ catcher Doc Edwards dropped Mike Hershberger’s throw. It was an


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