1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Jimmy Wynn

Spec Would Make Astro Deals Again

Filed under Houston Astros
April 30, 1969

Spec Richardson, Houston’s general manager, says his explanation of what happened to the Astros at the start of the season is simple. “Our players have not played up to their potential,” said Richardson, who made more deals during the off season than any other general manager. He said he would go back and make every

Astro Foldo Puts The Hat in the Driver's Seat

Filed under Houston Astros
June 16, 1968

Harry (The Hat) Walker, 49-year-old former major league batting champion, took over the reins of the free falling Houston Astros, June 16. The axe fell on 46-year-old Grady Hatton as the hapless Astros reeled from a seven game losing streak. General Manager Spec Richardson made the announcement of Hatton’s dismissal as the team came to

Odom's streak ends but A's prevail, 9-2.

Filed under Oakland Athletics
May 27, 1968

The Boston Red Sox snapped Blue Moon Odom’s scoreless inning streak with a single tally in the first inning, but Odom’s A’s matched the run and continued scoring in a 9-2 home rout. Carl Yastrzemski singled in Jose Tartbull who opened the game with a double to break Odom’s 29 1/3 scoreless inning streak, which

Hoerner Blows Game For Cardinals

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
August 20, 1967

The Houston Astros rallied for two runs in the ninth inning to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals, 2-1. Cardinal Manager Red Schoendienst lifted starter Larry Jaster for a pinch-hitter though the southpaw had blanked Houston through eight innings. He turned the game over the fireman Joe Hoerner who failed to close out the game. Rusty

Astros Assessment at the Break

Filed under Houston Astros
July 3, 1967

As the season approached the halfway mark, the management was doing some re-evaluation of the club. The hitting of Jimmy Wynn and Rusty Staub and the performance of four starting pitchers represented the season “plusses.” After that, there was little on which the management or the fans could base much hope. Going into the season,

Blasingame Returns Victorious to Atlanta, 8-2

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros
June 27, 1967

Wade Blasingame (2-4) sent to Houston last week by the Braves in exchange for reliever Claude Raymond returned to Atlanta in triumph as the Houston Astros defeated the Atlanta Braves, 8-2. In fact, Blasingame has only faced Atlanta in his two Astro appearances, pitching a scoreless inning in Houston last weekend. The southpaw held his

Houston's Toy Cannon Launching Power-Filled Blasts

Filed under Houston Astros
June 18, 1967

Nobody in a Houston uniform had ever had such a batting streak. Jimmy Wynn in June was dong the things that the Mayes, the Aarons and the Mantles are supposed to do. This wasn’t just a hot streak, it was a fantastic and continuing display of eye-popping power. Houston’s Toy Cannon hit his first home


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