1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Mudcat Grant

Cubs Sweep Cards on Billy Williams Day

Filed under Chicago Cubs
June 29, 1969
Billy Williams

Billy Williams celebrated his day by setting a National League endurance record as the Chicago Cubs moved within a half game of the National League East lead with a double header sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals. Williams broke former Cardinal Stan Musial’s record of 893 consecutive games by appearing in both contests before a

Banks Reaches 450 on Career HR List

Filed under Chicago Cubs
May 19, 1968

A busy slate of doubleheaders was highlighted by a career mark by one of the game’s great hitters, Chicago’s Ernie Banks. The Cub first baseman hit a pair of home runs in the opening game of a doubleheader at Candlestick Park, and the second of the two off Giants’ starter Gaylord Perry was number 450

Third Time a Charm for Jim Merritt

Filed under Minnesota Twins
August 18, 1967

It took Jim Merritt three year to convince the Twins’ brass with his lefthanded control pitching. In three months, however, he has made believers of the rest of the American League. This spring, Merritt wasn’t considered for one of the Twins’ top four starting jobs. He didn’t start a game until May 26, and then

Killebrew Hits Home Run Trio Tops Kaycee

Filed under Minnesota Twins
May 13, 1967

The Minnesota Twins hit six home runs off Kansas City pitching, three by Harmon Killebrew, in a 9-6 victory in front of 11,852 witnesses to the fireworks show. Cesar Tovar led off the Twins’ first with a home run into the left field bleachers. Rod Carew singled, and Killebrew followed with the first of his

1967 Minnesota Twins Preview

Filed under Minnesota Twins
April 1, 1967

Street & Smith’s: If the name of the game is pitching – as everybody seems to think – then now is the time to paste the name, Minnesota Twins, under your hatband as blue chip contenders. The 1967 Twins are going to sport the most revised look in the league. The Minnesotans have shed their

Mudcat's Struggles Continue

Filed under Minnesota Twins
June 12, 1966

Mudcat Grant’s road to recovery after a disastrous April seemingly gets steeper and steeper as the season progresses. Grant was en route to his most impressive performance for the season, June 12, at Chicago. Mudcat had a one-hit shutout through seven innings, but his teammates had only provided one run of support on back-to-back doubles

Cuban Revolt in Anaheim

Filed under California Angels, Minnesota Twins
April 23, 1966

It has been a frustrating time for Sam Mele’s world champions. The team arrived from Florida into Bloomington with optimism and much hullabaloo. At an April 11 luncheon, Twins president Calvin Griffith said, “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a club make so few mistakes in spring training.” Griffith noted the acquisition of Chuck Schilling

Wills Saves Dodgers For Another Day

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, World Series
October 10, 1965

Los Angeles, Oct 10 – Every kid across America dreams of the scenario while playing ball: bases-loaded, full count, and the World Series on the line. And on this Sunday afternoon, that’s the scenario where Maurice Morning Wills found himself against the Twins’ Mudcat Grant. Wills hit a fly ball along the right field line.

Twins Take Opener, 7-5.

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, World Series
October 6, 1965

Bloomington, Minn., Oct 6 – The Twins’ power overcame the Dodgers’ pitching in the first game of the 1965 World Series as the Twins took the opener, 7-5, on an overcast Minnesota afternoon. The Twins peppered Don Drysdale for twelve hits accounting for six runs before chasing the big righthander in the fifth inning. Twins’

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