1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Phil Roof

Yankees double up Oakland for first victory, 4-2

Filed under New York Yankees
April 16, 1968

Fritz Peterson with an assist from Joe Verbanic held the Oakland Athletics at bay as the New York Yankees won their first game of the season, 4-2. Peterson ran into trouble in the ninth after retiring the first two batters. John Donaldson doubled down the right field line, and Phil Roof followed with a single

Suarez Earns Role As Backstop Backup

Filed under Oakland Athletics
April 21, 1967

When the Athletics began spring training, Ken Suarez was an outsider looking in. The little catcher was on the roster, but he felt his chances of making the club were slim. “I figured they would go with Phil Roof and Tim Talton as catchers,” said Suarez. “And I thought they would send Rene Lachemann and

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.

Tribe Tidbits – August 15, 1965

Filed under Cleveland Indians
August 15, 1965

# It sounded like a great idea – to everyone but Gabe Paul, president and general manager of the Indians. During a recent series in Chicago, pitching coach Early Wynn revealed he was considering making a comeback as a knuckleball relief pitcher. Manager Birdie Tebbetts quickly endorsed the project – although he pointed out the

Angel Angles – June 23, 1965

Filed under California Angels
June 23, 1965

* In last-minute transactions before the trading deadline, the Angels sold catcher Phil Roof to Cleveland for cash and a player to be announced later; removed Ken McBride from the disabled list; sold pitcher Ron Piche to Seattle; and recalled catcher-infielder Tom Satriano from Seattle. Satriano then caught his little finger of his left hand

Tribe Tidbits – June 23, 1965

Filed under Cleveland Indians

* A last-minute flurry by Indians’ President Gabe Paul brought three new faces to the Wigwam shortly before the trading deadline on June 15. The Tribe purchased the contract of catcher Phil Roof from the Angels for an unannounced amount of cash and a player to be named later, and also recalled catcher Duke Sims

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