1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Jim Nash

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

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

Bay Area Heroes Monday and Hart Named April Players of the Month

Filed under Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants
May 4, 1968

Rick Monday, 22, led all of baseball in April with a .453 average and edged baseball’s RBI leader Reggie Smith of Boston for Player of the Month honors in the American League. Though Smith leads the majors with 18 RBI, the honors went to the No. 1 selection from the first ever amateur draft in

Colavito Helps Dodgers Edge Mets In Extras

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers
April 19, 1968

Rocky Colavito, inserted as a last-minute replacement for rookie Jim Fairey, drove in a run and scored the go-ahead run as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the New York Mets, 2-1, in thirteen innings at Shea Stadium. Fairey, a 23-year-old rookie outfielder, overslept in his hotel room thinking the opening game of the four-game series

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

Krausse Suspended Indefinitely By Finley

Filed under Oakland Athletics
August 18, 1967

“Effective immediately and for the balance of the season, alcoholic drinks no longer will be served on commercial airlines to members of the Athletics. The Athletics will no longer tolerate the shenanigans of a very few individuals who obviously do not appreciate the privilege of playing in the major leagues and being treated as gentlemen.

Etchebarren Saves O's From Sweep; Birds Retake Perch

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians
June 30, 1967

After a 2-0 blanking by Indians hurler Steve Hargan, the Baltimore Orioles found themselves in more trouble down five runs in the nightcap. But the Orioles rallied without any assistance from their guests and defeated Cleveland, 7-5. Sam Bowens hit a two-run pinch-hit triple in the bottom of the fifth to get the Birds on

Hargan: Next Tribe Ace?

Filed under Cleveland Indians
August 13, 1966

Who will be the best righthanded pitcher in the American League when the 1968 season rolls around? Would you guess Denny McLain…Jim Palmer…Jim Nash…Bruce Howard…Mel Stottlemyre…Jim Lonborg…Sonny Siebert…Gary Bell? Birdie Tebbetts firmly believes it will be Steve Hargan and offers only one qualification. “If Steve continues to improve the way he has this year, there’s

Catfish Out With Appendicitis

Filed under Oakland Athletics
July 31, 1966

Catfish Hunter became the third member of the A’s to lose his appendix when he was operated on in Boston, July 26. Hunter has returned home and probably will be able to resume pitching in about three weeks. Jay Hawkins, the A’s road secretary, and Bill Jones, the trainer, were both stricken with appendicitis and


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