1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Jim Lonborg

Top Baseball Stars Agree to Hold Out

Filed under News
December 5, 1968

A strike by major league baseball players loomed Wednesday night when more than 150 of baseball’s top players pledged that they would not sign their 1969 contracts until a new benefit had been ratified by the Players Association. Among those who said they would hold out and who agreed to permit their names to be

Hub Fans have Brand-New Hero – Slugger Harrelson

Filed under Boston Red Sox
August 19, 1968

The fickle fans of Boston have a new hero this season at Fenway Park. The fans can’t cheer for Tony Conigliaro because he isn’t playing. Jim Lonborg has won only a few games, and Carl Yastrzemski still has his fans. But, Ken Harrelson has taken over the affection of the 1,800,000 who will have watched

Sock It to 'Em, Tigers: a First Half Review

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Washington Senators
July 10, 1968

The Detroit Tigers closed out the first half of the 1968 American League schedule strong, winning nine of their last ten games and stretching their lead to six and a half games over the second-place Cleveland Indians. Denny McLain (15-4) is grabbing the headlines in the junior circuit with his collection of victories, but the

Lonborg's Return to Rotation a Success

Filed under Boston Red Sox
June 16, 1968

Jim Lonborg returned the Boston’s starting lineup with a near shutout against the Cleveland Indians on June 16. Lonborg pitched eight scoreless innings before issuing a leadoff walk to Willie Smith in the ninth. Larry Brown followed with his first home run of the season. Lee Stange closed the game out for Lonborg as Boston

All Star Game 1967: Americans Storm Past Nationals

Filed under All Star Game
July 11, 1967

The American League, searching for another ‘Lucky Seven’ victory, rallied from a four-run first inning deficit to overtake the National League, 5-4. The Americans had dropped four straight All-Star contests, but won the last three All-Star games in years that ended in seven – 1937, 1947, and 1957. Minnesota’s Harmon Killebrew, named the game’s Most

Great Scott! Boston Wins Opener, 8-7

Filed under Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox
April 12, 1967

George Scott belted a ninth-inning two-out solo home run over the left field wall off Dennis Higgins (0-1) to win the opener for the Boston Red Sox, 8-7, over the Chicago White Sox. Boston took an early four-run lead, and seemed to have control of the game as Jim Lonborg held the Chisox at bay

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