1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Mike Epstein

Senators Get Ted's Message…They're Patsies for Nobody

Filed under Washington Senators
July 7, 1969

After a get-acquainted period in spring training and a half of season of getting to know Ted Williams, his techniques, his idiosyncrasies, his demand for the utmost effort every minute and his passion for perfection, the Senators appear ready to make a run at second place in the American League East. Williams has made his

Senators Get Ted’s Message…They’re Patsies for Nobody

Filed under Washington Senators

After a get-acquainted period in spring training and a half of season of getting to know Ted Williams, his techniques, his idiosyncrasies, his demand for the utmost effort every minute and his passion for perfection, the Senators appear ready to make a run at second place in the American League East. Williams has made his

McLain Wins Twentieth As Tigers Roll

Filed under Detroit Tigers
July 31, 1968

Denny McLain became only the second pitcher in 48 years to post his 20th victory before August 1 when the Detroit Tigers doubled up the Washington Senators, 12-6. The other hurler since 1920 to notch No. 20 before August was Lefty Grove of the Philadelphia Athletics, who reached that plateau on July 25, 1931. Grove

Nats Keep Buffalo Shuttle Service Busy

Filed under Washington Senators
July 25, 1968

“Shuffle off to Buffalo” was a catchy tune some years ago, but it definitely is not on the Senators’ hit parade. Just about the time the players think they have it made in the majors for the rest of the season, they’re handed a ticket to the International League club. There’s been so much turnover

Young Joe Wins Sibling Rematch

Filed under Chicago Cubs
April 23, 1968

New season, new setting as a rematch of the Niekro brothers resulted in another 3-0 decision, this time younger brother Joe and the Chicago Cubs bested Phil and the Atlanta Braves before a sparse afternoon crowd of 4,399 at Wrigley Field. The first duel between brothers occurred with much more fanfare last season in Atlanta

Epstein Beats Birds After Clubs Brawl, 2-0

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Washington Senators
June 24, 1967

The Washington Senators and Baltimore Orioles proved not to be good neighbors as today’s game was marred by a bench-clearing brawl in the ninth inning of a scoreless game. Oriole starter Bill Dillman hit Cap Peterson with a pitch to lead off the ninth inning. Peterson took exception and raced toward the mound. Punches were

Harrelson Sold to Kaycee

Filed under Oakland Athletics, Washington Senators
June 9, 1967

Ken Harrelson was granted his wish today. The Senators sold him to Kansas City. At the same time, in an attempt to bolster their tired relief corps, the Nats recalled Casey Cox from Hawaii where they sent him May 10. No figure was given in the sale of first baseman Harrelson, but it is believed

Yankees Select Blomberg With No. 1 Pick

Filed under New York Yankees
June 7, 1967

The New York Yankees, exercising first choice in baseball’s third annual June session of the free-agent draft, selected left-handed slugging prospect from Atlanta named Ron Blomberg yesterday. The 18-year-old first baseman was promptly tabbed “the new Mike Epstein” in reference to the Bronx-born Jewish rookie the Baltimore Orioles traded to Washington last week. Blomberg was


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