1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Ed Spiezio

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

Bing Shakes Redbird Nest

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
June 6, 1969

Bing Devine keeps changing players around as if they were so many bubble gum cards. The Cardinals’ general manager ought to receive an award as the best friend the airlines ever had. Before Bing is through, the Redbirds’ 1968 pennant winners will have to hold a reunion soon if they want to reminisce about the

Cards Rally For Gibson's Twelfth

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
June 11, 1968

The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Atlanta Braves, 5-2, as a pair of errors in the late innings by Braves second baseman Felix Millan allowed the Cardinals to rally for starter Bob Gibson’s twelfth victory in thirteen decisions. Gibson scored the go-ahead run with two outs in the seventh as Millan misplayed a grounder off

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

El Birdos Clinch National League Flag!

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
September 30, 1967

Atlanta – The St. Louis Cardinals celebrated their second National League pennant in four years down in Dixie with an 8-6 triumph over the Atlanta Braves. Tim McCarver sealed the Cards’ pennant drive with a two-run home run, his tenth, in the eighth inning. The roundtripper proved to be the margin of victory as the

Giant Collapse Squeezes Tight NL Race

Filed under Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants
July 22, 1967

The Chicago Cubs scored seven runs in the eighth inning off a normally reliable San Francisco Giants to lift the Cubs to a 7-4 victory before a raucous crowd of 29,079 fans at Wrigley Field. The loss dropped the Giants into a second-place tie with the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Philadelphia Phillies climbed atop

Jaster Blanks Phils; Then Cards Romp to DH Sweep

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
June 25, 1967

The St. Louis Cardinals extended their win streak to ten games with a doubleheader home sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies. The sweep pushed the Redbirds past the Phillies for second place in the National League. St. Louis is two and a half game behind Cincinnati. The opener was a tight 1-0 shutout victory by Cardinal

1967 St. Louis Cardinals Preview

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
April 1, 1967

Street & Smith’s: With Sandy Koufax gone, the Cardinals were crowing in April that they owned the best pitching staff in the league. It was a legitimate boast on the basis of 1966 figures. The sixth place Cardinals, who won only four more games than they lost, got that far only because of a superlative

Redbird Chirps – May 5, 1965

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
May 5, 1965

* Curt Simmons almost had to beg off because of a stiff neck when he warmed up May 3, but he stuck around and beat the Giants on a strong five-hitter, 5-2. Roomie Bob Purkey, off to a bad start, volunteered to take the bed closer to the air conditioner, which Simmons felt brought about

Redbird Chirps – April 12, 1965

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
April 12, 1965

Tim McCarver suffered a broken index finger, March 16, and has missed the balance of the exhibition phase except for three pinch-hitting appearances. Because of McCarver’s questionable status, the Cardinals added Dave Ricketts to their squad to back up second-stringer Bob Uecker behind the plate. Ed Spiezio led everyone in the Cardinal camp with an


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