1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Curt Blefary

Memorial Day Action

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins, Montreal Expos, New York Mets, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Pilots
May 30, 1969

The 1969 baseball campaign reached the Memorial Day pole as the clubs jockey for position for the summer stretch. The division leaders have held their grounds, but strange things happen in baseball during the heated months. The new division format doubles pennant fever this summer as more teams should have playoff aspirations. The biggest surprise

Oriole Teammates Named AL Players of the Month

Filed under Baltimore Orioles
April 30, 1969

The Baltimore Orioles, picked by many in the spring to challenge the champion Detroit Tigers, stormed ahead in the new American League Eastern Division in the season’s first month. When the writers selected the Player and Pitcher of the Month for April, two reasons for the Oriole surge rose to the top of the list.

Versatility Bit Gone Too Far, Says Blefary

Filed under Baltimore Orioles
September 27, 1968

One day last spring, when training in Florida was only the beginning, Hank Bauer, then Orioles manager, took Curt Blefary aside and said, “I want to see if I’ve got the guts to make you a catcher.” “If you’ve got the guts,” Blefary shot back, “I’ve got the guts to go back there.” At the

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

Boston's Magical Misery Tour Continues

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox
September 22, 1967

The Boston Red Sox Impossible Dream season has quickly turned into a nightmare. This week has been one bad trip for Dick Williams and his Boston upstarts who now looking up three and a half games to the league leading the Detroit Tigers with a little over a week to play. The Baltimore Orioles sent

Displaced Tigers Dropped By O's in 16

Filed under Detroit Tigers
July 27, 1967

The Detroit Tigers sent on the road by rioting in their home town lost to the Baltimore Orioles in sixteen innings when a passed ball allowed Boog Powell to score the winning run. Powell reached first to open the inning on a misplay by the typically surehanded Ray Oyler. Powell advanced to third on Curt

Bosox Pen, Bats Defeat Orioles, 8-2

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox
July 15, 1967

Before the game, Russ Gibson was warming up Gary Waslewski and told manager Dick Williams that the pitcher just didn’t have it. Williams had to start him nonetheless, but with the Red Sox tied for first place with their opponent, the Baltimore Orioles, Williams had Jose Santiago warming in the bullpen as the game started.

Etchebarren Saves O's From Sweep; Birds Retake Perch

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians
June 30, 1967

After a 2-0 blanking by Indians hurler Steve Hargan, the Baltimore Orioles found themselves in more trouble down five runs in the nightcap. But the Orioles rallied without any assistance from their guests and defeated Cleveland, 7-5. Sam Bowens hit a two-run pinch-hit triple in the bottom of the fifth to get the Birds on

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