1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Joe Morgan

Watson Joins Long List of Astro Casualties

Filed under Houston Astros
July 30, 1968

When Houston General Manager Spec Richardson got the word about Bob Watson, he shouldn’t have been too surprised. Spec surely was accustomed to hearing the worst by then. Watson suffered torn ligaments in his ankle and bone chips, and will be out six to eight weeks, which was about how long the season had to

Redbirds Nestled Atop Senior Circuit

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals
July 10, 1968

Stan Musial recently tabbed this Cardinal club to be the one to “mold the greatest dynasty in the club’s history.” Who could argue with the Man? St. Louis seems intent on a rematch with Detroit in order to exact revenge for the bitter sweep in last year’s World Series with all of the games decided

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

Morgan Loss Looms Larger Daily as Weak Attack Handcuffs Astros

Filed under Houston Astros
June 5, 1968

With fifty games completed in the National League, nobody in the Houston organization was yet ready to rule out a first-division bid by the Astros. The way the race was going, a good spurt might do wonders for the Spacemen. But an objective look at the situation indicated that such a move was unlikely. The

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

Military Service Decimating Astro Roster

Filed under Houston Astros
June 3, 1967

Second baseman Joe Morgan and three other Houston Astro players will leave Sunday for two weeks of training at an Army reserve camp. The other three are left fielder Ron Davis, pitcher Chris Zachary and reserve catcher Dave Adlesh. Rookie outfielder Candy Harris, who has been on the injured list with pulled muscles in his

LeMaster Grounds Astros, 6-0

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros
April 11, 1967

The Atlanta Braves, in search of an ace all last season, may have uncovered a diamond in the first game of the 1967 season. Denny LeMaster (1-0) spun a one-hit gem against the Houston Astros before an Opening Day crowd of 26,001 at the Astrodome. LeMaster was provided an early lead as Atlanta scored twice

1967 Houston Astros Preview

Filed under Houston Astros
April 1, 1967

Street & Smith’s: The first half of the 1966 season was fun for the Astros and their new manager, Grady Hatton. At the end of June, they were riding along in fifth place, surprise team in the race. Then, things started going the other way. First Joe Morgan, then Jimmy Wynn, suffered crippling injuries. In

Wynn-Less Astros Continue Free Fall

Filed under Houston Astros
September 11, 1966

The Astros managed to stay afloat when Joe Morgan was out of the lineup with a fractured knee cap earlier this season. However, when Jimmy Wynn was lost after crashing into the wall at Connie Mack Stadium, the club sunk down the standings. The club has lost twenty of the twenty-nine games since Wynn’s injury.


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