1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Phil Gagliano

Tigers Finish Off Cardinals, 2-1.

Filed under World Series
October 6, 1968

Detroit, Oct. 6 – The Detroit Tigers won their second consecutive World Championship in the same fashion as last season: a four game sweep of one run victories over the St. Louis Cardinals. It was not the humiliation that Tiger pitcher Denny McLain predicted, but humbling nonetheless for Red Schoendienst’s Redbirds. Bob Gibson took his

McLain Leads Tigers to Opening Win

Filed under World Series
October 2, 1968

St. Louis, Oct. 2 – The sellout crowd of 54,692 at Busch Stadium and national television audience expected a showdown on the mound by the aces of the Series, St. Louis’ Bob Gibson and Detroit’s Denny McLain. But, McLain surprised them all with a three-hit performance at the plate, including a double in the seventh

El Birdos Clinch National League Flag!

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
September 30, 1967

Atlanta – The St. Louis Cardinals celebrated their second National League pennant in four years down in Dixie with an 8-6 triumph over the Atlanta Braves. Tim McCarver sealed the Cards’ pennant drive with a two-run home run, his tenth, in the eighth inning. The roundtripper proved to be the margin of victory as the

Moves and Non-Moves Led to St. Louis Success

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
September 1, 1967

As the amazing success story of El Birdos continues into September, Stan Musial could point the finger at many reasons. There were trades made and not made by the Cardinals. There was the shift of Mike Shannon to third base so that another RBI bat could be stuck into the lineup. There was the patient

1967 St. Louis Cardinals Preview

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
April 1, 1967

Street & Smith’s: With Sandy Koufax gone, the Cardinals were crowing in April that they owned the best pitching staff in the league. It was a legitimate boast on the basis of 1966 figures. The sixth place Cardinals, who won only four more games than they lost, got that far only because of a superlative

Cardinals, Giants Can't Say Goodbye in Busch Finale

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
May 8, 1966

Orlando Cepeda had received the starting nod at first base the last two games. It was a familiar yet strange place for Cepeda. He had starred for the Giants for years at the position before a knee injury obliterated his 1965 season. Cepeda had been shipped to left field to make room for Willie McCovey.

Redbird Chirps – September 6, 1965

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
September 6, 1965

* Red Schoendienst, a most consistent hitter himself, sized up Curt Flood’s batting marks over the past four seasons and said, “Curt’s been as steady a hitter as they come -now if he could only get a little lucky.” What the manager meant was that the little center fielder has had to earn almost every

Redbird Chirps – June 23, 1965

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
June 23, 1965

* Young Don Dennis and veteran Hal Woodeshick were added to the bull pen in an effort to get the staggering world champion Cardinals back on a straight path. Dennis, a 23-year-old righthander, was called up from the Birds’ Jacksonville (International) club, June 18. He was 0-3 there, but had logged 12 saves. Strangely, Dennis

Pirate Scoreboard – May 5, 1965

Filed under Pittsburgh Pirates
May 5, 1965

* There was more smoke than fire to the announcement that Roberto Clemente wanted to be traded. Apparently, manager Harry Walker had a closed door meeting with Clemente to put out the fire. Clemente had reported to spring training after a siege of malaria at his home in Puerto Rico. He had lost 20 pounds,


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