1970 Baseball Replay

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

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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,

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

Giant Collapse Squeezes Tight NL Race

Filed under Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants
July 22, 1967

The Chicago Cubs scored seven runs in the eighth inning off a normally reliable San Francisco Giants to lift the Cubs to a 7-4 victory before a raucous crowd of 29,079 fans at Wrigley Field. The loss dropped the Giants into a second-place tie with the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Philadelphia Phillies climbed atop

1967 Chicago Cubs Preview

Filed under Chicago Cubs
April 1, 1967

Street & Smith’s: “That first half of the 1966 season didn’t count,” Says Leo Durocher, the man surprisingly tapped a year ago by the second division weary Cubs to bring back the glory days. They had won only 28 and lost 55 at the All-Star break. They rallied in the second half somewhat, winning 30

Banks, 35, Contemplates Career End on Cubs' Pine

Filed under Chicago Cubs
June 30, 1966

Ernie Banks, who virtually has been the Cub franchise for the past dozen years, has moved another sad step nearer to the end of his spectacular career. Manager Leo Durocher revealed as the club arrived in Atlanta that he is going with rookie John Boccabella as his first baseman and that Banks henceforth will ride

Braves Shuffle Lineup for Speed and Youth

Filed under Atlanta Braves
June 2, 1966

Expressing a desire for more speed, the Braves called up 22-year-old second baseman Felix Millan and immediately stuck him at second base on a regular basis. They also summoned Dan Schneider from Richmond (International) and sent out relief pitcher Phil Niekro and infielder Sandy Alomar. New faces dotting the lineup sent such veterans as Eddie

Durocher Infield Juggle Moves Santo to Shortstop

Filed under Chicago Cubs

“Don’t be surprised at some of the moves I make, because I’ll try anything,” Manager Leo Durocher of the Cubs advised the Chicago baseball writers when he briefed them in the spring on his approach to managing. He did some juggling then in the exhibition games. One of the surprises was converting John Boccabella into

Braves Rude Guests in Cardinals New Home

Filed under Atlanta Braves
May 14, 1966

The Braves continue to enjoy their stay in St. Louis’ new ball park, but the Cardinals are viewing their guests as the in-laws who will never leave. Hank Aaron broke a 1-1 stalemate and made a winner of Denny Lemaster and the Braves with a ninth-inning home run off Bob Gibson. The Braves have a

A Brave New World

Filed under Atlanta Braves
April 29, 1966

The verdict came down from Wisconsin Circuit Court Judge Elmer Roller weeks ago, and the tremors were still being felt in Georgia. Judge Roller ruled the Braves in violation of the Wisconsin’s “little Sherman” antitrust laws, and you can’t blame the good folks in Atlanta to brace themselves when the name Sherman is mentioned. This

Pirate Scoreboard – October 3, 1965

Filed under Pittsburgh Pirates
October 3, 1965

* The Pirates concluded the season on another hot streak, winning ten of their final twelve games. The club also had winning streaks of ten and seven games during the season, but the inability to maintain that winning play is what dropped the Bucs to their fourth place finish, ten games behind the Dodgers. The


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