1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Lew Krausse

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

Astros Trounce Dodger Sub Kekich

Filed under Houston Astros
May 25, 1968

Manager Walter Alston turned to rookie Mike Kekich as a last minute replacement for staff ace Bill Singer. Singer is back in Los Angeles getting treatment for an eye infection and will probably be out for a week. Kekich and the Dodgers lost in Houston, 5-4. Astro center fielder hitter Ron Davis greeted Kekich with

Krausse blanks O's in festive Oakland debut

Filed under Oakland Athletics
April 17, 1968

In their debut at Oakland, the Athletics defeated the Baltimore Orioles, 1-0. Before the game, owner Charles O. Finley provided the pre-game festivities, but when the game started, it was Lew Krausse who electrified the 50,000 spectators with a three-hit shutout. Finley suspended Krausse last season for alleged conduct on a team flight. Reggie Jackson

Krausse Drops Complaint Against Finley

Filed under Oakland Athletics
September 22, 1967

The dispute between Charles Finley and pitcher Lew Krausse was settled when Krausse withdrew his request for a hearing before Commissioner William Eckert, but no sooner had this controversy been disposed of than new ones broke out. Jack Aker, the A’s player representative, has demanded to be traded. Aker said he would not play next

Finley Poised To Move A's To Seattle

Filed under Oakland Athletics
September 15, 1967

The guessing is over. It is now established that Charles O. Finley will attempt to move the Athletics to Seattle in October. This fact came to light in a series of developments that started when UPI reported Finley had asked Joe Cronin, President of the American League, to call an October meeting for the purpose

Players, Finley Await Eckert Decision

Filed under Oakland Athletics
August 27, 1967

An uneasy quiet settled over Kansas City’s baseball battlefront as the players and Owner Charles Finley awaited word from Commissioner William Eckert on the players’ request for a hearing concerning their grievances against Finley. The player have charged that Finley abused his authority in fining pitcher Lew Krausse and suspending him indefinitely for alleged rowdyism

A's Players Request Grievance Hearing

Filed under Oakland Athletics
August 25, 1967

Jack Aker, the Kansas City player representative, had asked Commissioner William Eckert for a formal hearing about the grievances with Charles O. Finley, the Kansas City owner. Aker said that he also had notified Marvin Miller, the executive director of the Major League Players Association, that the Athletics had asked for the hearing, but did

Finley Fires Manager Dark

Filed under Oakland Athletics
August 20, 1967

Manager Alvin Dark of the Kansas City Athletics was fired by Charles O. Finley, the club’s president. He was replaced by Luke Appling, who had been with the A’s organization for five years. Before leaving for Baltimore after the Kansas City-Washington game was rained out, Appling said, “I don’t know what happened, and I don’t

A's Players Issue Statement Against Finley

Filed under Oakland Athletics
August 19, 1967

The Kansas City Athletics, following a special meeting, today charged that owner Charles Finley is undermining the morale of the club by using informers to spy on players. The meeting was called after Pitcher Lew Krausse was suspended for “conduct unbecoming a ball player.” Finley said alcoholic drinks will no longer be served to the

Krausse Suspended Indefinitely By Finley

Filed under Oakland Athletics
August 18, 1967

“Effective immediately and for the balance of the season, alcoholic drinks no longer will be served on commercial airlines to members of the Athletics. The Athletics will no longer tolerate the shenanigans of a very few individuals who obviously do not appreciate the privilege of playing in the major leagues and being treated as gentlemen.

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