1970 Baseball Replay

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

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Wild Scene of Triumph in Montreal

Filed under Montreal Expos, St. Louis Cardinals
April 14, 1969

You know something special is happening when fans bypass exits, parking lots, and taverns to head straight to the advance ticket windows and beg for more. That was the scene in Montreal on April 14 when they lined up to buy more ducats seconds after the Expos had brought big league baseball to Montreal, by

Mets Accuse Walker of Fueling Brawl

Filed under Houston Astros, New York Mets
August 8, 1968

Houston, Tex, Aug. 8 (AP) – “If Harry Walker had kept his mouth shut, nothing would have happened,” said Gil Hodges, manager of the New York Mets. Hodges was referring to an eighth inning brawl in Wednesday night’s game between the Mets and Houston Astros. The Astros rallied after the brawl for a 4-3 win,

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

New Additions to Astros Roster

Filed under Houston Astros
September 8, 1967

A new scorecard daily is required to recognize the players on the Astros’ roster. Six players reported shortly after the close of their seasons in the minors. They were Ivan Murrell, Bob Watson, Aaron Pointer and Pat House from Oklahoma City (Pacific Coast); Danny Coombs from Amarillo (Texas) and Hal King from Asheville (Carolina). The

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,

Harrison: Batting Stance Chameleon

Filed under Houston Astros
May 14, 1967

Solid, muscular Chuck Harrison is to baseball what Hallmark is to the greeting card industry. He has a batting stance for every occasion. Name the occasion and the Astros’ young first baseman will come up with something special. Chuck may stand up tall, crouch over the plate or squat like a man with arthritis who

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

Astronotes – October 3, 1965

Filed under Houston Astros
October 3, 1965

* It was a very disappointing year for the Astros who dropped their 100th game in listless fashion, a 9-0 loss to St. Louis on the final game of the season. It was the worst finish in the short history of the expansion club. Joe Morgan, Jimmy Wynn, and Rusty Staub all did commendable jobs


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