1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Luis Tiant

Gibson and Tiant Claim Pitch Titles

Filed under Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals
September 30, 1968

Cardinal right hander Bob Gibson posted an ERA this season that has not been seen in baseball for fifty years. Gibson led baseball with a 1.32 mark, the lowest since Walter Johnson’s 1.27 ERA in 1918. Gibson also led the National League with 26 wins, matching Juan Marichal and Sandy Koufax two seasons ago. Chicago’s

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

Willies Horton & McCovey, Moose, McLain Honored

Filed under Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants
July 1, 1968

In close voting, Willie Horton of the Detroit Tigers and Willie McCovey of the San Francisco Giants are named Players of the Month for June, 1968 in the respective leagues. Horton slammed 13 home runs for the month, driving in 23 runs while batting .330. Frank Howard of the Senators drove in 30 runs for

Willies Horton & McCovey, Moose, McLain Honored

Filed under Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants

In close voting, Willie Horton of the Detroit Tigers and Willie McCovey of the San Francisco Giants are named Players of the Month for June, 1968 in the respective leagues. Horton slammed 13 home runs for the month, driving in 23 runs while batting .330. Frank Howard of the Senators drove in 30 runs for

Peters' Slam Propels Sox in Rout, 14-2

Filed under Chicago White Sox
May 31, 1968

White Sox starting pitcher Gary Peters, who manager Eddie Stanky batted sixth in Peters’ last start at Yankee Stadium, dropped back into the familiar ninth position in the lineup and belted a grand slam off Twins starter Jim Merritt to highlight a six run Chisox outburst in the fifth inning. The grand slam was one

Once in a Blue Moon: A's Take First

Filed under Oakland Athletics
May 7, 1968

Though a hint of spring remains in the air, by this date, the Athletics are usually nestled in the American League cellar. For only the second time in twenty years, the Athletics are in first place in the American League. Last night, John ‘Blue Moon’ Odom tossed his second consecutive shutout to lift the Oakland

Giles Rules in Spitball Flare-up at Shea Stadium

Filed under New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies
May 3, 1968

Warren Giles, president of the National League, stepped into the uproar over the controversial “spitball rule” today and that a pitcher should not be charged with a ball for wetting his hand while warming up. Giles issued new instructions to his league’s five umpire crews after Umpire Ed Vargo tossed Philadelphia pitcher John Boozer out

Tiant Credits Weight Loss for Success

Filed under Cleveland Indians
May 14, 1966

Luis Tiant makes it sound so simple. The new sensation of the American League explained his success this way: “I am skinny and I am lucky.” Tiant has cemented a solid starting staff for the league-leading Tribe with an excellent start. An 11-game winner and loser in 1965 after a brilliant debut the year before,


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