1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Mel Queen

Pappas Not Surprised By Six-Player Deal

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds
June 11, 1968

The trade did not surprise Milt Pappas. Only a few days before the veteran righthander was swapped to Atlanta in a six-player transaction, he had predicted he soon would be wearing a Braves’ uniform. However, Reds General Manager Bob Howsam, in making the announcement of the trade, denied Pappas’ controversial role as Reds’ player representative

The Jim Hickman Experiment

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers
July 4, 1967

The Fourth of July firework display came on the field for the sparse crowd of 8,090 at Forbes Field as the Los Angeles Dodgers held off the Pittsburgh Pirates in a wild 18-14 affair. The Dodgers erupted for eighteen runs, and enjoyed a thirteen run lead going into the eighth inning. Manager Walter Alston saw

Dodgers May Convert Hickman to Pitching

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers
June 18, 1967

The Dodgers, having witnessed Cincinnati’s successful conversion of Mel Queen from outfielder to pitcher, are thinking of doing the same thing with Jim Hickman. Hickman, acquired last winter from the Mets, worked out under the supervision of pitching coach Lefty Phillips Sunday, then pitched batting practice. “His fast ball has good velocity and it takes

Pitching Depth Behind Reds Revival

Filed under Cincinnati Reds
May 13, 1967

Gerry Arrigo, making his first start of the season for the Reds, tossed a five-hit shutout against the Mets, April 29, at Crosley Field. Yet, after the first two weeks of May, Arrigo still hasn’t been back on the mound – not even in a relief role. It’s a tipoff on just how good and

Behind The Bold Red Uprising In Cincinnati

Filed under Cincinnati Reds
April 30, 1967

We’re a 25-man team now. Look. Tonight Vada Pinson can’t play because he pulled a muscle in his hip. Tommy Harper moves over to center field, and Floyd Robinson plays right. Keep your eye on Robby. He has worked like hell to get ready to help. On days off he’d go out to the ball

Cincinnati's Flamethrowers

Filed under Cincinnati Reds
April 21, 1967

Red catcher Johnny Edwards calls them the “flame throwers”. “And brother,” chimes in Jimmie Coker, “when they’re pitching, those hitters really see some white heat.” The two Red catchers were referring to Jim Maloney, Billy McCool, Gary Nolan and Mel Queen. Maloney and McCool need no introductions, but Nolan and Queen might. They’re newcomers to

Reds Turn Season Around Under Bristol

Filed under Cincinnati Reds
August 15, 1966

Dave Bristol has righted the Reds’ ship, and with the club’s current six game winning streak, the Reds stand only three games under the .500 mark for the first time since May 1. Back on July 14 when Bristol took over, the Reds, picked by many to win the pennant in pre-season pools, were in

Bristol's Gambles Pays Dividends

Filed under Cincinnati Reds
July 20, 1966

You can’t say Red Manager Dave Bristol isn’t a gambler. He used Mel Queen, the outfielder turned pitcher, to protect a two-run lead in the ninth inning of the July 20 double-header with the Cubs. Queen struck out the first batter he faced, Don Kessinger, on three pitches. The Cubs stayed aggressive against the hard-throwing

Reds Roster Boasts New Faces

Filed under Cincinnati Reds
April 15, 1966

As bad luck piled up this spring, new Reds manager Don Heffner looked for a silver lining. Two days before the season opener, starting catcher Johnny Edwards suffered a dislocated finger in an exhibition game with the Chisox. The Reds finished last in Grapefruit League action with a 10-20 record, their worst spring performance since


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