1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Jack Aker

Butler No-Hits Yanks in Ten

Filed under Kansas City Royals, Uncategorized
August 31, 1969

Bill Butler pitched the first no-hitter in Kansas City Royals franchise history in a 2-0 victory over the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. It took ten innings for the Royals to claim the victory as New York starter Fritz Peterson kept the visitors off the scoreboard. In the tenth, Joe Foy led off with

Kaline, Cepeda Sock It to 'Em

Filed under Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals
May 6, 1968

The announcement of Detroit’s Al Kaline as American League Player of the Week surprised no one as the Tiger veteran slugged five home runs and drove in 12 runs in the week ending May 5. Orlando Cepeda was named the winner in the National League as Cha-Cha has led the Cardinals to an early five

Krausse Drops Complaint Against Finley

Filed under Oakland Athletics
September 22, 1967

The dispute between Charles Finley and pitcher Lew Krausse was settled when Krausse withdrew his request for a hearing before Commissioner William Eckert, but no sooner had this controversy been disposed of than new ones broke out. Jack Aker, the A’s player representative, has demanded to be traded. Aker said he would not play next

Finley Poised To Move A's To Seattle

Filed under Oakland Athletics
September 15, 1967

The guessing is over. It is now established that Charles O. Finley will attempt to move the Athletics to Seattle in October. This fact came to light in a series of developments that started when UPI reported Finley had asked Joe Cronin, President of the American League, to call an October meeting for the purpose

Players, Finley Await Eckert Decision

Filed under Oakland Athletics
August 27, 1967

An uneasy quiet settled over Kansas City’s baseball battlefront as the players and Owner Charles Finley awaited word from Commissioner William Eckert on the players’ request for a hearing concerning their grievances against Finley. The player have charged that Finley abused his authority in fining pitcher Lew Krausse and suspending him indefinitely for alleged rowdyism

A's Players Request Grievance Hearing

Filed under Oakland Athletics
August 25, 1967

Jack Aker, the Kansas City player representative, had asked Commissioner William Eckert for a formal hearing about the grievances with Charles O. Finley, the Kansas City owner. Aker said that he also had notified Marvin Miller, the executive director of the Major League Players Association, that the Athletics had asked for the hearing, but did

Finley Hands Harrelson A Pink Slip

Filed under Oakland Athletics
August 21, 1967

First baseman Ken Harrelson was given his unconditional release from the Kansas City Athletics by owner Charles O. Finley Monday and player representative Jack Aker was fined $250. However, team members refused in a clubhouse meeting to retract their earlier statement that Finley was using “unauthorized personnel” to spy on players. It was this statement

Finley Fires Manager Dark

Filed under Oakland Athletics
August 20, 1967

Manager Alvin Dark of the Kansas City Athletics was fired by Charles O. Finley, the club’s president. He was replaced by Luke Appling, who had been with the A’s organization for five years. Before leaving for Baltimore after the Kansas City-Washington game was rained out, Appling said, “I don’t know what happened, and I don’t

A's Players Issue Statement Against Finley

Filed under Oakland Athletics
August 19, 1967

The Kansas City Athletics, following a special meeting, today charged that owner Charles Finley is undermining the morale of the club by using informers to spy on players. The meeting was called after Pitcher Lew Krausse was suspended for “conduct unbecoming a ball player.” Finley said alcoholic drinks will no longer be served to the

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