1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Len Gabrielson

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

Drysdale Spins Three Hit Shutout

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates
June 4, 1968

Don Drysdale evened his record to 6-6 with an overpowering performance at Dodger Stadium against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Drysdale held the formidable Bucs lineup to three hits as Wes Parker homered in Los Angeles’ 2-0 victory. Former Dodger Maury Wills beat out an infield single with one out in the fourth, but Drysdale struck out

Washburn's Unlucky Thirteen

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
June 24, 1967

Ray Wasburn’s thirteenth start of the season turned out to be hexed. Although he was credited with a 3-2 victory over the Dodgers, June 21, the Cardinal right-hander was sidelined for about four weeks because of a thumb injury he suffered in the game. And as if the geared-up Redbirds, winners in 14 of their

Estrada Loses No Hitter, Game in Eighth

Filed under New York Mets
May 23, 1967

The misery of the New York Mets continued as even the promise of a no-hitter evaporated into another loss, the twenty-seven setback in thirty-two games this season. Former Met Ron Hunt hit a two-run home run against Chuck Estrada (0-2) to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 2-1 victory. Estrada revived the former glory

SF Closes to Two on Heels of Late Rally

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants
August 28, 1966

Augie Donatelli awoke in his hotel room after a good night’s sleep. He went down to lobby, and sat at the end of the counter in the hotel restaurant. The Sunday paper left behind by a previous customer sat on the stool beside him. Donatelli picked up the paper as his coffee and bacon arrived.

Marichal Loses Perfect Game on Close Call; Wins 1-0

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants
August 27, 1966

A crowd of 41,876 filled Candlestick Park on a picture perfect San Francisco afternoon. Don Drysdale and Juan Marichal were again slated to face another. In May, everyone anticipated a scoreless duel, but the Dodgers doubled up the Giants, 6-3, that afternoon. Today, the game lived up to the expectations. The Dodgers appeared to be

Giants Rally to Defeat Koufax, 6-5

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants
August 26, 1966

The Dodgers remained in control of the National League as they took 3 of 4 from the red-hot St. Louis Cardinals and beat the Atlanta Braves 2 of 3 games during their most recent home stand. The club made the weekend trip up the coast to visit their northern rivals with a five game lead.

Dodgers Take Critical Game at Candlestick

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants
June 19, 1966

When we last left the Giants-Dodgers rivalry, Juan Marichal pitched the San Franciscans atop the National League perch with a 2-1 victory on a crisp Sunday afternoon at Candlestick Park. A week later, the Giants took a trip (and not the type of “trip” popular with the San Francisco youth these days) down the coast

Mays Ties Ott With Game Winner At Shea

Filed under San Francisco Giants
May 13, 1966

Willie Mays moved into a deadlock for the all-time National League home run record when he ripped his 511th off New York’s Jack Hamilton at Shea Stadium, May 13. It seems appropriate the mark would come in New York for the Giants slugger, but Mays replied, “I would have liked to hit it in San


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