1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Joe Sparma

Tovar Breaks Up Lolich's No-Hitter At Final Out

Filed under Detroit Tigers
June 12, 1968

Mickey Lolich was one out from the season’s first no-hitter when Cesar Tovar lined the first pitch between Ray Oyler and Don Wert for a clean single as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Minnesota Twins, 5-0. It was the second no-hitter attempt by a Tiger pitcher against this Twins lineup this season. Last month, but

Cash Plays Money Man as Tigers Roll Bosox, 17-2

Filed under Detroit Tigers
June 6, 1968

The Detroit Tigers placed an exclamation mark on their four-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park with a 17-2 dismantling of the home team. After Boston took the first two games of the season at Detroit, the Tigers have picked up where they left off last season. Detroit finished three games ahead

Halos' Clark One Strike From No-Hitter

Filed under California Angels
May 30, 1968

Rickey Clark was picked up by the California Angels in the winter waiver draft back in 1966. Clark was signed off the Tigers roster for $25,000, and to date, has provided the Angels with a marginal return on the investment. Clark has been an average major league pitcher. That is until he faces his former

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

Sparma's near no-no overshadows Kaline's big day

Filed under Detroit Tigers
May 2, 1968

Al Kaline has been a fixture in the Tiger outfield nearly 15 years. Last season as the Tigers won a world’s championship, Kaline put up respectable numbers: .286, 23 HR, 75 RBI and batted .286 with 2 RBI in the Series victory over St. Louis. At 33, he was the clubhouse leader and a steady

1967 World Series Preview

Filed under Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals, World Series
October 3, 1967

After all the hand-wringing in New England, the fact remains that it is the Detroit Tigers, not the Boston Red Sox, facing the St. Louis Cardinals in the latest edition of the World Series. The Cardinals are the favorites, but most experts do not predict any easy ride for the Redbirds. These two clubs ranked

Tigers Rally for Seventh Straight Win

Filed under Detroit Tigers
August 19, 1967

Jim Northrup’s pinch-hit two-run single in the fifth inning gave the Detroit Tigers the lead which they never surrendered in a 10-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians. The win was the seventh straight for the Tigers who inched to two and a half game out of first place. Mickey Stanley and Bill Freehan homered for

O's take series on F-Robby's late game heroics

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers
May 7, 1967

Detroit – Frank Robinson lined a two-run single in the ninth inning off Detroit reliever Hank Aguirre to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 7-6 win and series victory. The win placed the Birds back in sole possession of first place as the Red Sox dropped the Twins, 10-7, in extra innings. The Tigers took

McAuliffe Atones Rookie Gaffe With Late HR

Filed under Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins
June 26, 1966

It was a cool afternoon at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull. A crowd over 30,000 filed into Tiger Stadium for a Sunday double header with the defending champion Minnesota Twins. The series offered the chance for the home club to climb into second place, but those high hopes were dashed with a 3-1 Twins


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