1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Phil Niekro

Yanks’ Kosco tabbed AL Player of the Week; Hart, Gibson split NL honors

Filed under New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals
May 13, 1968

Cardinal pitcher Bob Gibson pitched a pair of shutouts but that wasn’t enough to capture the National League Player of the Week award outright for the week ending May 12. Giants outfielder Jim Ray Hart was named co-Player of the Week by driving in 12 runs with two home runs and batting .421. This is

Bay Area Heroes Monday and Hart Named April Players of the Month

Filed under Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants
May 4, 1968

Rick Monday, 22, led all of baseball in April with a .453 average and edged baseball’s RBI leader Reggie Smith of Boston for Player of the Month honors in the American League. Though Smith leads the majors with 18 RBI, the honors went to the No. 1 selection from the first ever amateur draft in

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

Richards Not Hiding Disappointment Over Season

Filed under Atlanta Braves
September 22, 1967

Braves’ Vice-President Paul Richards is not hiding his disappointment with his club. As the Braves lost their third straight, scouts representing at least a half-dozen major league clubs were on hand. “Think they’ll see anything they like,” someone asked Richards. “I don’t know,” replied Richards, “but let ’em look. They way we have been playing,

Niekro Finishing A Strong Season

Filed under Atlanta Braves
September 15, 1967

Phil Niekro represents a complex case. For example, the Atlanta pitcher’s best pitch is simply too good. Yet many people, including his manager, are telling him that his other stuff is good enough to win for him if mixed properly with his “out” pitch, which, of course, is the knuckleball. By being too good, Niekro’s

Niekro Fluttering Through July

Filed under Atlanta Braves
July 21, 1967

Phil Niekro has arrived. The knuckeballer has not allowed an earned run in three July starts. After Niekro had pitched the Braves to a 5-1 win over the Pirates, Braves’ trainer Harvey Stone was rubbing down the pitcher’s arm the next day and mentioned Niekro could probably pitch again that night. “No he couldn’t either,”

Cloninger Riding a Roller Coaster This Season

Filed under Atlanta Braves
July 8, 1967

Which way Tony Cloninger? One minute the Braves’ righthander appears to be his old hard throwing, effective self, then the Giants kayoed him with a six and five run innings on June 10. The matter is of some concern to Manager Billy Hitchcock and the Braves, especially if they expect to make any kind of

Braves Win Brothers' Historic Duel, 3-0

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs
July 4, 1967

The Fourth of July is a celebration of America’s declaration of independence from England, but the date in Atlanta this year was a recollection of the war between brothers. Braves pitcher Phil Niekro (5-2) was faced with younger brother Joe (4-3) as Atlanta hosted the Chicago Cubs for a holiday twi-night doubleheader. But one of

Braves Acquire Uecker to Catch Niekro

Filed under Atlanta Braves
June 6, 1967

The Dodgers were about to take batting practice when reserve catcher Jm Campanis spotted Phil Niekro, the Braves’ top relief pitcher. “Hey, Phil,” shouted Campanis. “I see you got a catcher traded. That’s the first time I ever heard of that.” Niekro grinned. “Yeah,” he said, “but I kept asking for you and they wouldn’t


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