1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Don McMahon

The Most Painful of Losses

Filed under World Series
October 5, 1968

Oct. 5 – As the sellout crowd filed out of Tiger Stadium, a common thought was shared among the faithful. Their beloved Tigers were surely on their way to a second consecutive championship. Detroit defeated St. Louis, 5-4, in one of the most thrilling and heart breaking of contest in the history of the Fall

McLain Staves Off Birds Sweep

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers
September 1, 1968

Denny McLain won his 25th game of the 1968 campaign with a 8-5 victory that maintained Detroit’s double-digit lead into the month of September and avoided a sweep by the visiting Baltimore Orioles. McLain was staked to an early lead on Norm Cash’s two-run single in the third inning, but the visitors grabbed a one-run

Sox, Concerned Over Peters' Health, Obtain Ribant

Filed under Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers
July 26, 1968

The White Sox made a deal with the Tigers that superficially looked unimportant when they swapped Don McMahon, veteran relief hurler, for Dennis Ribant, a second-line pitcher used very little by Detroit manager Mayo Smith. Of course, it isn’t trivial to the Tigers, who beefed up their bullpen with an experienced hand. And neither is

Tigers Erupt Against John's No-Hit Bid

Filed under Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers
June 30, 1968

On a Sunday afternoon at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull, White Sox All Star pitcher Tommy John carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning. It appeared the Chicago White Sox would avert a disastrous weekend sweep at Tiger Stadium. On Friday, Detroit scored a pair of touchdowns to rout Chicago, 14-0. On Saturday, Denny

Post-Season Thoughts on 1967 Replay

Filed under Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds
October 2, 1967

With the Red Sox atop the American League for most of the summer, the conclusion to my replay surprised me. But if you consider the pre-2004 atmosphere around Fenway Park, the second time around the order with my replay may just be as possible an outcome than the real “Impossible Dream”. The goats for the

Loss of Higgins Prompts Trade of Adair

Filed under Chicago White Sox
June 3, 1967

Dennis Higgins, who has been stricken with an eye illness, will undergo surgery in his home town of Jefferson City, Mo. and was placed on the emergency disabled list, which, unlike the regular disabled list, requires the player to be inactivated for 60 days. Higgins has a detached retina of his left eye, and surgery

Tribe Ship Radatz to Cubs

Filed under Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians
April 25, 1967

“Operation Reclaimation” which started last June when the Indians acquired Dick Radatz, came to an unhappy conclusion today. The Monster, who one was baseball’s premier relief pitcher, was traded to the Cubs for cash and a player to be named later. Obviously, the Indians figured Radatz couldn’t cut it anymore – but it left Dick

Great Scott! Boston Wins Opener, 8-7

Filed under Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox
April 12, 1967

George Scott belted a ninth-inning two-out solo home run over the left field wall off Dennis Higgins (0-1) to win the opener for the Boston Red Sox, 8-7, over the Chicago White Sox. Boston took an early four-run lead, and seemed to have control of the game as Jim Lonborg held the Chisox at bay

1967 Boston Red Sox Preview

Filed under Boston Red Sox
April 1, 1967

Street & Smith’s: At 37 years of- age, Dick Williams is optimistic, enthusiastic and completely nonplussed about his new job of managing the Boston Red Sox, It also might be added that Williams is extremely capable. These are big plusses for the new head man in Fenway Park. And he will need them, and maybe

Santiago Paying Dividends for Red Sox

Filed under Boston Red Sox
September 4, 1966

Among American League teams this year, perhaps none has paid a higher price for a clerical error than the Kansas City Athletics. Last season Kansas City owned a pitcher named Jose Santiago, who had great potential, but also had an annoying habit of spending most of his time in hospitals. After a severe ankle injury


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