1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Don Sutton

Redbirds Nestled Atop Senior Circuit

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals
July 10, 1968

Stan Musial recently tabbed this Cardinal club to be the one to “mold the greatest dynasty in the club’s history.” Who could argue with the Man? St. Louis seems intent on a rematch with Detroit in order to exact revenge for the bitter sweep in last year’s World Series with all of the games decided

Dodgers Take Opening Win in St. Louis, 4-1

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers
May 20, 1968

Larry Jaster, who no-hit the Dodgers in 1966, got the nod from manager Red Schoendienst for the first time this season as the first place Cardinals and second place Dodgers met in an early National League showdown. The Dodgers take the opening, powering past Cardinals, 4-1. Willie Davis belted a two-run homer in the seventh

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

Cincinnati's Flamethrowers

Filed under Cincinnati Reds
April 21, 1967

Red catcher Johnny Edwards calls them the “flame throwers”. “And brother,” chimes in Jimmie Coker, “when they’re pitching, those hitters really see some white heat.” The two Red catchers were referring to Jim Maloney, Billy McCool, Gary Nolan and Mel Queen. Maloney and McCool need no introductions, but Nolan and Queen might. They’re newcomers to

1967 Los Angeles Dodgers Preview

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers
April 1, 1967

Street & Smith’s: While speculation sizzles on how much damage the loss of Sandy Koufax will inflict on the Dodgers, let’s just suppose they had been without him last year. The Dodgers, winning the pennant by four and a half games, won 101, lost 61, Koufax either won or lost in all except five of

A Post-Script to the Dodgers Championship

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers
November 30, 1966

The following is from Tom Adelman’s book, “Black and Blue: The Golden Arm, the Robinson Boys, and the 1966 World Series That Stunned America” with some embellishments from yours truly to fit my completed 1966 replay: The day after winning the World Series, the Dodgers boarded a plan for Japan. Series MVP Claude Osteen did

Fuentes Seeks Top Rookie Award

Filed under San Francisco Giants
September 4, 1966

When it comes time to consider the 1966 N.L. Rookie of the Year, the Giants’ Tito Fuentes has to be high on the list. He has classic company, stern challengers for the annual freshman trophy, in such National League eligibles as shortstop Sonny Jackson of the Astros, pitchers Don Sutton of the Dodgers and Larry

Cleon Jones: Rookie of Year Hopeful

Filed under New York Mets
August 31, 1966

Wes Westrum can hardly be blamed if he’s stumping for Cleon Jones as Rookie of the Year. The 24-year-old outfielder from Mobile, Ala. has been hitting around .290 almost all season, stealing bases, pegging out base-runners and generally making Westrum’s full year as Mets’ manager a happy one. “Cleon has some strong rivals,” Wes agreed.

SF Closes to Two on Heels of Late Rally

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants
August 28, 1966

Augie Donatelli awoke in his hotel room after a good night’s sleep. He went down to lobby, and sat at the end of the counter in the hotel restaurant. The Sunday paper left behind by a previous customer sat on the stool beside him. Donatelli picked up the paper as his coffee and bacon arrived.


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