1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Gene Oliver

Niekro Fluttering Through July

Filed under Atlanta Braves
July 21, 1967

Phil Niekro has arrived. The knuckeballer has not allowed an earned run in three July starts. After Niekro had pitched the Braves to a 5-1 win over the Pirates, Braves’ trainer Harvey Stone was rubbing down the pitcher’s arm the next day and mentioned Niekro could probably pitch again that night. “No he couldn’t either,”

Braves Acquire Uecker in Catcher Swap

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies
June 6, 1967

The Philadelphia Phillies tonight traded catcher Bob Uecker to the Atlanta Braves for catcher Gene Oliver. General Manager John Quinn said the trade of the two 32-year receivers was completed in New York at today’s free-agent draft. Uecker, who came to the Phillies in 1965 along with Bill White and Dick Groat from St. Louis,

1967 Atlanta Braves Preview

Filed under Atlanta Braves
April 1, 1967

Street & Smith’s: The most significant contract in the Braves’ safe may be the one for the next four years carrying the signature of Paul Richards, the lanky baseball tactician from Waxahachie. It was struck on paper late last year and calls for the former White Sox and Orioles’ manager to function in the triple

Braves Pick Up Bullpen Help

Filed under Atlanta Braves
June 17, 1966

The Braves picked up needed pitching help shortly before the trade deadline, June 15, acquiring Joey Jay from the Reds and Don Schwall from the Pirates. To get the two righthanders, the Braves gave up Hank Fischer, a righthander who started and relieved for Manager Bobby Bragan, and Billy O’Dell, a lefthanded relief pitcher. “I

Torre Blast Knocks Giants Out of First

Filed under Atlanta Braves
June 1, 1966

Tito Fuentes and Denis Menke each hit lead-off home runs in the first inning, but Joe Torre followed Menke’s shot with three-run blast to pace Atlanta to a 6-2 victory that knocked the Giants out of first place, one-half game behind the Dodgers. After Menke tied the game, San Francisco starter Ron Herbel struck out

Cardinals Open Second Home With Loss

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
May 12, 1966

There were cold cuts – ham, cheese and poorboy sandwiches – instead of hot dogs, hot hamburgers and hot pizza. There were cold cuts by batters because of the unseasonably low temperatures – around 50 degrees. There were some minor foul-ups. The message board, the press elevator and the acoustics were off the beam a

A Grand Opening in Dixie Except The Score

Filed under Atlanta Braves
April 12, 1966

The occasion was grand, the largest crowd to see a baseball game in the South, 50,761, paid to see it, but the Atlanta Braves arrived at the party late, fell behind the visiting Pirates, and could not rally before dropping their opener, 13-6, on a chilly evening in Dixie. The Bucs roughed up starter Tony

Dodgers, Twins Match Up In Series

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers
September 30, 1965

As the Cincinnati Reds continued to win in September, Dodger fans naturally became nervous. A comfortable September lead shrunk to four and a half games with a week and a half to play. The Reds had reeled off fourteen consecutive wins until stumbling on Saturday against Robin Roberts in Houston. By Monday, the Dodgers needed

Two Weeks of Wins and The Curtain Falls in Milwaukee

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds
September 22, 1965

After Labor Day, it appeared the Dodgers and Twins could coast in September toward a World Series showdown. The Dodgers have played well on a recent Eastern swing, but not well enough to match the surging Cincinnati Reds who have reeled off fourteen consecutive victories to close within four and a half games with nine

Met Memos – May 31, 1965

Filed under New York Mets
May 31, 1965

* The Mets, who have lived in the cellar all their lives, may not feel that they need a roof, but Sports Commissioner Ben Finney says they will have one over Shea Stadium by the start of the 1966 season. Finney will make a presentation to his boss, Mayor Robert Wagner, and other city officials


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