1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Leon Wagner

Wilhelm Passes Cy Young On Games List

Filed under Chicago White Sox
August 12, 1968

James Hoyt Wilhelm, the amazing knuckleball wizard of the White Sox, has always stubbornly avoided setting any goals for himself. But the aging relief ace has one now. After breezing right past Cy Young’s 57-year-old major league record of appearing in 906 games, Wilhelm frankly stated that he’d like to stretch his new all-time mark

Sock It to 'Em, Tigers: a First Half Review

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Washington Senators
July 10, 1968

The Detroit Tigers closed out the first half of the 1968 American League schedule strong, winning nine of their last ten games and stretching their lead to six and a half games over the second-place Cleveland Indians. Denny McLain (15-4) is grabbing the headlines in the junior circuit with his collection of victories, but the

Blue Moon, Two Other Stars Put A's on Cloud Nine

Filed under Oakland Athletics
June 26, 1968

Three Athletics on the American League All-Star team. It hardly seems possible. But the showing so far of last year’s ninth place team has been equally surprising. They seem to be living in the first division despite having been selected to finish in the cellar by most pickers. None of the A’s was chosen by

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

Vets Colavito and Wagner In Spring Competition

Filed under Cleveland Indians
April 1, 1967

Two long-time Indian and American League stars are waging an all out duel for regular status for the first time in their major league careers. They’re Rocky Colavito and Leon Wagner, who suddenly have found themselves in nose-to-nose competition. The threat of being platooned hangs over their hands. Evidently, Manager Joe Adcock has decided the

Daddy Wags Denies Blue Moon's No-Hit Bid

Filed under Oakland Athletics
September 14, 1966

John Blue Moon Odom did not allow a hit over eight innings of play until Indians outfielder Leon Wagner opened the bottom of the ninth with a ringing single to left. Fred Whitfield and Rocky Colavito followed with singles to load the bases, but Odom wriggled out of danger to preserve a 5-2 Athletics win.

Indians Winning While City Smolders Amid Rioting

Filed under Cleveland Indians
July 22, 1966

Mickey Lolich and the Detroit Tigers snapped the Indians’ five game winning streak with a 4-0 shutout at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium. The game provided a refuge for both teams as the Tigers learned of manager Bob Swift’s cancer diagnosis and the Indians continued to play in a city ravaged by race riots. The Indians have

White Sox Catchers to Wear Protective Headgear

Filed under Chicago White Sox
May 14, 1966

White Sox Manager Eddie Stanky, who knows what it is to get hit on the head, has ordered his catchers to wear protective batting liners when they are behind the plate. “It just makes common sense,” said Stanky. “This should help eliminate head injuries.” Stanky issued the order in Detroit on May 14 after the

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