1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Dick Selma

Fans Slow to Warm Up to Padres' Youth Kick

Filed under San Diego Padres
July 8, 1969

Winning and attendance have been major problems for the expansionist Padres this season. The problems are directly related. The Padres haven’t been winning because they don’t have the established players to compete in the National League. And a major reason for their modest attendance has been the anonymity of the young, inexperienced club. Buzzie Bavasi

Cubs Sweep Cards on Billy Williams Day

Filed under Chicago Cubs
June 29, 1969
Billy Williams

Billy Williams celebrated his day by setting a National League endurance record as the Chicago Cubs moved within a half game of the National League East lead with a double header sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals. Williams broke former Cardinal Stan Musial’s record of 893 consecutive games by appearing in both contests before a

Selma Shipped to Cubs For Pitching Help

Filed under Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres
April 24, 1969

In an effort to bolster their pitching staff, the San Diego Padres traded off one-for-two. Right-hander Dick Selma, the opening night starter for San Diego, was peddled to the Cubs. Selma was hit hard on Opening Night, but settled down with two solid starts. He takes a 1-3 record and 5.65 ERA with him to

Mets' Losing Past Nipping at Their Heels

Filed under New York Mets
August 9, 1968

This season, Manager Gil Hodges brought change on-the-field and in-the-clubhouse to the New York Mets. The club is playing big league ball, shedding its Lovable Losers persona from its expansion days. But even the best makeover attempts can hide every imperfection. The club left New York for a final trip west with its record at

Williams Hits For Cycle In Wrigley Split

Filed under Chicago Cubs
May 12, 1968

Billy Williams hit for the cycle, driving in four runs, to lead the Cubs to an 8-6 nightcap victory over the New York Mets. With the assistance of a brisk wind blowing out to right, Williams completed the difficult tasks of the cycle with a triple and home run off Mets starter Dick Selma. He

Mets Riddled With Injuries

Filed under New York Mets
June 6, 1967

The floundering Mets, who have lost six consecutive games on their current road trip that continues tonight in Pittsburgh with a twilight-night doubleheader against the Pirates, hope to get some long-range assistance in the major league free agent draft today at the Americana Hotel. But quicker relief is needed for the manpower-short Mets, who are

1967 New York Mets Preview

Filed under New York Mets
April 1, 1967

Street & Smith’s: The Mets, who broke out of the basement last year and for the first time in their brief career avoided losing 100 games, were a changed looking group from 1966 when this season got under way in spring training. Most celebrated newcomer is Tommy Davis, the ex-Dodger who won the league batting

Mets Ship Selma, Lewis to Jacksonville

Filed under New York Mets
June 30, 1966

In surprise moves on successive days, the Mets lopped off two of the young hopefuls – pitcher Dick Selma and outfielder Johnny Lewis. Both were optioned to the Jacksonville farm club in the International League, Selma on June 30 and Lewis the next day. In explaining the Selma situation, Manager Wes Westrum said: “He has

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