1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Jim Gentile

1967 Philadelphia Phillies Preview

Filed under Philadelphia Phillies
April 1, 1967

Street & Smith’s: Tough luck hit. Gene Mauch’s forces before spring training started when his great first baseman, Bill White, suffered a torn Achilles tendon in a gymnasium mishap in St. Louis. It robbed Mauch and his associates of some of the enthusiasm a senes deals by general manager John Quinn had generated for a

Exiled Gentile Welcomed to Tribe

Filed under Cleveland Indians
July 20, 1966

Seasoned first baseman Jim Gentile, sent to the minors after a temper tantrum as a Houston Astros, made it back to the majors Thursday. The National League Astros announced they had sold Gentile to the Cleveland Indians for an undisclosed amount of cash and 28-year-old outfielder Tony Curry. Gentile, 32, started the season with the

Hatton Hands Gentile One Way Ticket to Minors

Filed under Houston Astros
June 12, 1966

The Houston Astros pronounced today that slugging first baseman Jim Gentile has been sent to the Oklahoma City farm club and Astros’ manager Grady Hatton said Gentile is “not going to play for me.” A club spokesman said Hatton kicked Gentile off the team for disciplinary reasons brought to a head by an incident in

Mantilla Adds to Astros Bench Depth

Filed under Houston Astros
May 23, 1966

When Felix Mantilla finally got a chance to play for the Astros, he gave early indication that he is going to be able to help the club with his bat. The Cuban has cracked six hits, including three home runs, in his first 17 atĀ·bats and knocked in seven runs. On May 23, Mantilla hit

Astronotes – October 3, 1965

Filed under Houston Astros
October 3, 1965

* It was a very disappointing year for the Astros who dropped their 100th game in listless fashion, a 9-0 loss to St. Louis on the final game of the season. It was the worst finish in the short history of the expansion club. Joe Morgan, Jimmy Wynn, and Rusty Staub all did commendable jobs

Athletics Addendum – July 31, 1965

Filed under Oakland Athletics
July 31, 1965

* When the American League schedule was completed, the White Sox found they had drawn the Athletics for their final three games of the season. It seemed like a break for the Sox at the time, but now it appears the series could be much more perilous than anyone expected should the White Sox still

A Thriller From the Cellar

Filed under Oakland Athletics, Washington Senators
July 25, 1965

The cellar-dwellers Kansas City Athletics and the Washington Senators met on a hot Sunday afternoon in the Nation’s Capital. The 8,519 in attendance certainly were not expecting much as the home team had been walloped 12-0 in yesterday’s affair. A’s 1B Ken Harrelson is gradually erasing the name of Jim Gentile from the minds of

Astronotes – July 11, 1965

Filed under Houston Astros
July 11, 1965

First Half MVP: Turk Farrell, 9-6, 2.76 ERA, 20 G, 16 GS Houston’s lone All-Star representative has been a cornerstone for an ever-changing rotation under the Dome. Impact Rookie: Joe Morgan, .275, 4 HR, 39 R, 22 RBI, 9 SB Morgan figures to be atop the Astro lineup for a long time. First Half Surprise:Larry

Athletics Addendum – June 23, 1965

Filed under Oakland Athletics
June 23, 1965

* Kansas City signed Rick Monday, the No. 1 choice in the game’s first draft, to a $100,000 bonus plus $4,000 for education so the 6-2, 190 pounder from Santa Monica, Calif. can complete his junior and senior years at Arizona State University. “I know what I hope to do – and what I hope


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