1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Hal Lanier

Once in a Blue Moon: A's Take First

Filed under Oakland Athletics
May 7, 1968

Though a hint of spring remains in the air, by this date, the Athletics are usually nestled in the American League cellar. For only the second time in twenty years, the Athletics are in first place in the American League. Last night, John ‘Blue Moon’ Odom tossed his second consecutive shutout to lift the Oakland

Giants Sweep But Rivalry Renewed

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants
April 30, 1967

The San Francisco Giants paid a visit to Chavez Ravine to renew their rivalry with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Times had changed since the clubs last met in September. The Dodgers closed that series with a 15-5 rout over the Giants en route to a world’s championship. The Giants took little consolation that they won

Marichal, McCovey Pace Giants to Opening Win

Filed under San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals
April 11, 1967

Willie McCovey homered and Juan Marichal (1-0) went the distance out dueling St. Louis starter Bob Gibson (0-1) as the San Francisco Giants took an Opening Day victory over the Cardinals, 3-1. McCovey’s blast began a three-run outburst in the top of the second inning against Gibson. Jim Ray Hart, Tom Haller and Jim Davenport

1967 San Francisco Giants Preview

Filed under San Francisco Giants
April 1, 1967

Street & Smith’s: The Giants are thinking pennant and don’t care who knows it. This is the way one of their top men sees the 1967 picture: “The team that wins the pennant will have to beat us. The Pirates have been strengthened if Wills still can play a little bit. They score runs and

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.

Marichal Loses Perfect Game on Close Call; Wins 1-0

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants
August 27, 1966

A crowd of 41,876 filled Candlestick Park on a picture perfect San Francisco afternoon. Don Drysdale and Juan Marichal were again slated to face another. In May, everyone anticipated a scoreless duel, but the Dodgers doubled up the Giants, 6-3, that afternoon. Today, the game lived up to the expectations. The Dodgers appeared to be

Giants Rally to Defeat Koufax, 6-5

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants
August 26, 1966

The Dodgers remained in control of the National League as they took 3 of 4 from the red-hot St. Louis Cardinals and beat the Atlanta Braves 2 of 3 games during their most recent home stand. The club made the weekend trip up the coast to visit their northern rivals with a five game lead.

Bertell Stuns Dodgers in Tense Contest

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants
August 19, 1965

The Dodgers travel up the coast to face the rival Giants in a four-game set at Candlestick Park. This series has been marked on the calendar for weeks by Giant fans after their club surged up the standings in early August. Both clubs may have been guilty of looking ahead after two setbacks yesterday. Jim

Giant Jottings – July 11, 1965

Filed under San Francisco Giants
July 11, 1965

First Half MVP: Willie Mays, .305, 25 HR, 63 R, 55 RBI On his way to another quality season in a Hall of Fame career.Impact Rookie: Frank Linzy, 6-2, 10 SV, 2.05 ERA, 31 G Manager Herman Franks is relying on the rookie as his top fireman in the bull pen. First Half Surprise: Hal

Giant Jottings – April 15, 1965

Filed under San Francisco Giants
April 15, 1965

* Frank Linzy and Bob Shaw have been outstanding out of the Giants pen in the first three games. The bullpen was the biggest problem facing the Giants when they went to camp this spring. No new pitches were added. In fact, one arm was lost when Masanori Marakami failed to report, leaving the club

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