1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Matty Alou

Cater Surprises; Alou Slips Past Reds' Duo

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Oakland Athletics
September 30, 1968

Danny Cater, first baseman of the Oakland Athletics, won the batting title in the American League. Cater, a career .250 hitter prior to this season, upset the apple cart by stumping many experts who viewed the 28-year-old Texan as a figment of the box-score manufacturers. Whoever heard of a batting champ you’ve never heard of?

Callison Is Kryptonite to Elroy Face

Filed under Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates
June 30, 1968

On a scorching hot day in Philadelphia, Pirate starter Bob Veale blanks the Phils through eight innings. Maury Wills led the game off with a triple, and scored on Gene Alley’s sacrifice fly to give Veale a quick one-run lead. Roberto Clemente homered in the fourth to double the lead. It marked the second consecutive

Bucs Lose Game, Stargell in Disasterous Eighth

Filed under Pittsburgh Pirates
June 23, 1968

The San Francisco Giants spoiled a Jim Bunning shut out by scoring four runs in the top of the eighth inning to march to a 4-1 victory before a crowd of 16,843 at Forbes Field. A seventy minute rain delay after six innings could not derail Bunning until the eighth when a pair of errors,

Shea Stadium Hosts Odd Couple Movie

Filed under New York Mets
June 27, 1967

Hollywood invaded Shea Stadium the afternoon of June 27, just prior to a game between the Mets and Pirates, for filming of two sequences from Paramount’s production of “The Odd Couple.” The movie stars are Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. The entire footage taken at Shea will use up no more than 40 seconds. But

Wills Returns From Injury With Game Winning Hit

Filed under Pittsburgh Pirates
May 11, 1967

In his first game since May 5, Maury Wills drove in the winning run with a tenth inning single scoring Jerry May as Pittsburgh defeated the Atlanta Braves, 7-6. Phil Niekro (1-2) took the loss for the Braves, and Roy Face (3-0) earned the win in relief. The Pirates were 1-3 in Wills’ absence. The

Bucs Blast Cubs Before and After Rain, 20-5

Filed under Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates
April 16, 1967

The league’s most dangerous lineup erupted for the most runs scored by a major league club in over two years as the Pittsburgh Pirates trounced the Chicago Cubs, 20-5. The Cubs jumped out to a three-run lead off Pirate starter Bob Veale (2-0), but the Bucs responded with five runs in the bottom half off

Alou, Bucs Spoil Seaver Debut, Top Mets in 10

Filed under New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates
April 12, 1967

Matty Alou hit a two-run double in the tenth as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the New York Mets, 5-3. Pittsburgh took a quick two-run lead off Mets starter Tom Seaver, making his major league debut. The Pirates gave Seaver a rude welcome to the big leagues with four consecutive base hits to open the game.

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