1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Claude Raymond

Front Liners Defy Boycott

Filed under News
February 22, 1969

The super stars were still twiddling their thumbs, but some more cracks were developing in the baseball players’ boycott as the holdout headed into its second week. Saying he could stay out “only so long,” Steve Blass, Pittsburgh’s leading pitcher last season, junked a one-day holdout and turned up at Pirates camp. Meanwhile, four top

Koosman No-Hits Thru 9; Mets Win in 12

Filed under New York Mets
July 31, 1968

In a season when pitching has been so dominant, no-hitters and perfect games have been hard to come by. Mets’ rookie sensation Jerry Koosman (12-7) was nearly pitching perfection over the course of nine innings against the Atlanta Braves, but his Met teammates were unable to provide the Minnesotan with any support. Finally with one

Braves' Raymond Named to French Broadcast of Series

Filed under Atlanta Braves
August 10, 1967

Come World Series time and a certain segment of the listening audience will hear something like this: “Il le retira sur une balle glissante sux genoux a l’exterieur.” That will be Braves pitcher Claude Raymond saying, “He retired him on a slider knee-high on the outside.” That’s part of Raymond’s off-season job. He’s a radio-television

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

Blasingame Returns Victorious to Atlanta, 8-2

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros
June 27, 1967

Wade Blasingame (2-4) sent to Houston last week by the Braves in exchange for reliever Claude Raymond returned to Atlanta in triumph as the Houston Astros defeated the Atlanta Braves, 8-2. In fact, Blasingame has only faced Atlanta in his two Astro appearances, pitching a scoreless inning in Houston last weekend. The southpaw held his

1967 Houston Astros Preview

Filed under Houston Astros
April 1, 1967

Street & Smith’s: The first half of the 1966 season was fun for the Astros and their new manager, Grady Hatton. At the end of June, they were riding along in fifth place, surprise team in the race. Then, things started going the other way. First Joe Morgan, then Jimmy Wynn, suffered crippling injuries. In

Houston's Turf Passes Early Test

Filed under Houston Astros
April 15, 1966

The synthetic turf in the Astrodome came out even better in the five-game test in exhibitions against Detroit and Minnesota than in the first two games against Los Angeles in March. The ball appeared a little slower this time. Manager Grady Hatton said this was because the synthetic turf covering had been taken up and

Astronotes – October 3, 1965

Filed under Houston Astros
October 3, 1965

* It was a very disappointing year for the Astros who dropped their 100th game in listless fashion, a 9-0 loss to St. Louis on the final game of the season. It was the worst finish in the short history of the expansion club. Joe Morgan, Jimmy Wynn, and Rusty Staub all did commendable jobs

Astronotes – June 23, 1965

Filed under Houston Astros
June 23, 1965

* The Astros’ pitching staff is in a state of flux. Few of the moundsmen know exactly where they stand. That isn’t remarkable because Manager Luman Harris and pitching coach Howie Pollet aren’t sure either. There are 12 pitchers on the roster at the moment and only five of them were there this time a

Giant Jottings – May 15, 1965

Filed under San Francisco Giants
May 15, 1965

* The Giants have been treading water in the National League race in part to bad bull pen karma of late. The team has seven blown saves in nine opportunities. A case in point: the May 14 game versus Houston with two outs in the tenth inning, reliever Bobby Bolin strikes out Bob Aspromonte with


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