1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Don Wert

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 Leads Tigers to Opening Win

Filed under World Series
October 2, 1968

St. Louis, Oct. 2 – The sellout crowd of 54,692 at Busch Stadium and national television audience expected a showdown on the mound by the aces of the Series, St. Louis’ Bob Gibson and Detroit’s Denny McLain. But, McLain surprised them all with a three-hit performance at the plate, including a double in the seventh

Tovar Breaks Up Lolich's No-Hitter At Final Out

Filed under Detroit Tigers
June 12, 1968

Mickey Lolich was one out from the season’s first no-hitter when Cesar Tovar lined the first pitch between Ray Oyler and Don Wert for a clean single as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Minnesota Twins, 5-0. It was the second no-hitter attempt by a Tiger pitcher against this Twins lineup this season. Last month, but

Gibson Wins Ninth on Late Pinch Hit

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
May 28, 1968

Bob Gibson won his ninth game of the season with a 3-2 Cardinal victory over the San Francisco Giants. Pinch hitter Johnny Edwards, batting for Gibson, hit a two-run single in the seventh to lift the Redbirds. Joe Hoerner closed the game out for St. Louis, and the Cardinals win their thirtieth game of the

Giles Rules in Spitball Flare-up at Shea Stadium

Filed under New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies
May 3, 1968

Warren Giles, president of the National League, stepped into the uproar over the controversial “spitball rule” today and that a pitcher should not be charged with a ball for wetting his hand while warming up. Giles issued new instructions to his league’s five umpire crews after Umpire Ed Vargo tossed Philadelphia pitcher John Boozer out

Tigers Sweep Series With Wilson Shutout, 1-0.

Filed under Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals, World Series
October 8, 1967

St. Louis, Oct. 8 – The Detroit Tigers swept the World Series with their fourth one-run victory against the St. Louis Cardinals. Twenty-game winner Earl Wilson, knocked out of the Series opener, demonstrated why many considered the Tiger right hander to be the best hurler in the American League. In previous series games, the Cardinals

Lolich, Tigers Shut Down Cardinals, 2-1.

Filed under Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals, World Series
October 7, 1967

St. Louis, Oct. 7 – The change of scenery in the World Series did not bring a different result. The Detroit Tigers continued to hold the advantage over the St. Louis Cardinals with their third consecutive one-run victory in the 1967 World Series. The clubs committed five errors in the game, but the Tigers were

Cash Clouts Tigers Past Cards, 2-1.

Filed under Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals, World Series
October 5, 1967

Detroit, Oct. 5 – Norm Cash continues to add to his legendary status in Detroit. Cash walloped a majestic home run with one out in the bottom of the ninth to lift his Detroit Tigers to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in the second game of the 1967 World Series. The victory

Extra Inning Thriller in Opener!

Filed under Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals, World Series
October 4, 1967

Detroit, Oct. 4 – If the remaining games of this Series match the drama of the opener, America should prepare for one of the greatest Fall Classics ever. The unfolding storyline twisted and turned every inning where potential goats turned heroes and heroes became goats. The St. Louis Cardinals drew first blood due the first

1967 World Series Preview

Filed under Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals, World Series
October 3, 1967

After all the hand-wringing in New England, the fact remains that it is the Detroit Tigers, not the Boston Red Sox, facing the St. Louis Cardinals in the latest edition of the World Series. The Cardinals are the favorites, but most experts do not predict any easy ride for the Redbirds. These two clubs ranked


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