1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Joe Niekro

Selma Shipped to Cubs For Pitching Help

Filed under Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres
April 24, 1969

In an effort to bolster their pitching staff, the San Diego Padres traded off one-for-two. Right-hander Dick Selma, the opening night starter for San Diego, was peddled to the Cubs. Selma was hit hard on Opening Night, but settled down with two solid starts. He takes a 1-3 record and 5.65 ERA with him to

Dodgers Take Opening Win in St. Louis, 4-1

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers
May 20, 1968

Larry Jaster, who no-hit the Dodgers in 1966, got the nod from manager Red Schoendienst for the first time this season as the first place Cardinals and second place Dodgers met in an early National League showdown. The Dodgers take the opening, powering past Cardinals, 4-1. Willie Davis belted a two-run homer in the seventh

Young Joe Wins Sibling Rematch

Filed under Chicago Cubs
April 23, 1968

New season, new setting as a rematch of the Niekro brothers resulted in another 3-0 decision, this time younger brother Joe and the Chicago Cubs bested Phil and the Atlanta Braves before a sparse afternoon crowd of 4,399 at Wrigley Field. The first duel between brothers occurred with much more fanfare last season in Atlanta

Mathews Hits No. 500 in Tiger Rout

Filed under Detroit Tigers
September 26, 1967

Eddie Mathews hit a pair of home runs, including career home run number 500, as the Detroit Tigers whitewashed the New York Yankees, 11-1. Mathews became the seventh member of baseball’s 500 club with a solo blast into the right field pavilion off Yankee starter Mel Stottlemyre (10-18) to open the second inning. Mathews added

Cubs Arm For Next Season

Filed under Chicago Cubs
August 30, 1967

When the Cubs assemble in Scottsdale, Ariz. next spring, they’ll have the most promising staff of strong-armed youngsters in baseball with a “Big Four” of Fergie Jenkins, Ken Holtzman, Rich Nye, and Joe Niekro, all of them ranging in ages from 21 to 23. However, pitching happens to be the most unpredictable commodity in baseball.

Braves Win Brothers' Historic Duel, 3-0

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs
July 4, 1967

The Fourth of July is a celebration of America’s declaration of independence from England, but the date in Atlanta this year was a recollection of the war between brothers. Braves pitcher Phil Niekro (5-2) was faced with younger brother Joe (4-3) as Atlanta hosted the Chicago Cubs for a holiday twi-night doubleheader. But one of

Altman Return Highlights Roster Rotation

Filed under Chicago Cubs
May 21, 1967

The Cubs yesterday again spun their first division wheel of fortune. The lucky number stopped on “George Altman” and the lanky 34-year-old outfielder will be in uniform in time to pinch hit in today’s doubleheader against the Dodgers. The recall of the southpaw swinger from their Tacoma farm club was another of many recent moves

Bucs Blast Cubs Before and After Rain, 20-5

Filed under Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates
April 16, 1967

The league’s most dangerous lineup erupted for the most runs scored by a major league club in over two years as the Pittsburgh Pirates trounced the Chicago Cubs, 20-5. The Cubs jumped out to a three-run lead off Pirate starter Bob Veale (2-0), but the Bucs responded with five runs in the bottom half off

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