1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Near No-Hitters

Veteran Podres Loses No Hitter in Ninth

Filed under Detroit Tigers
September 15, 1966

Summoning past mound glories, Tiger pitcher Johnny Podres pitched eight and a third of no-hit baseball as Detroit defeated the Minnesota Twins, 5-0. A sparse Thursday night crowd of 4,332 rose to their feet as the veteran took the mound in the ninth, but after pinch-hitter Ron Clark was retired, rookie Cesar Tovar broke up

Daddy Wags Denies Blue Moon's No-Hit Bid

Filed under Oakland Athletics
September 14, 1966

John Blue Moon Odom did not allow a hit over eight innings of play until Indians outfielder Leon Wagner opened the bottom of the ninth with a ringing single to left. Fred Whitfield and Rocky Colavito followed with singles to load the bases, but Odom wriggled out of danger to preserve a 5-2 Athletics win.

Marichal Loses Perfect Game on Close Call; Wins 1-0

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants
August 27, 1966

A crowd of 41,876 filled Candlestick Park on a picture perfect San Francisco afternoon. Don Drysdale and Juan Marichal were again slated to face another. In May, everyone anticipated a scoreless duel, but the Dodgers doubled up the Giants, 6-3, that afternoon. Today, the game lived up to the expectations. The Dodgers appeared to be

McAuliffe HR in 11th Averts Twins Sweep

Filed under Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins
June 26, 1966

It was a cool afternoon at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull. A crowd over 30,000 filed into Tiger Stadium for a Sunday double header with the defending champion Minnesota Twins. The series offered the chance for the home club to climb into second place, but those high hopes were dashed with a 3-1 Twins

Bell's Near No-No in Return to Rotation

Filed under Cleveland Indians
April 16, 1966

Cleveland’s Gary Bell last completed a game four years ago. In 1963, Bell had been moved from the rotation into the bull pen by manager Mel McGaha. Bell did a fine job from the pen, but he longed from the opportunity to return to the starting rotation. After a fine spring performance, manager Birdie Tebbetts


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