1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Ray Oyler

Twins Take West Title

Filed under Minnesota Twins, Uncategorized
September 19, 1969

The Minnesota Twins captured the first ever American League West title with a 3-0 victory over the Seattle Pilots in front of an audience of 23,700 at Metropolitan Stadium. Dave Boswell, the focus of controversy last month, won his 22nd game of the season with a season-high 13 strikeouts. It was Boswell’s third shutout of

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

Tigers Erupt Against John's No-Hit Bid

Filed under Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers
June 30, 1968

On a Sunday afternoon at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull, White Sox All Star pitcher Tommy John carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning. It appeared the Chicago White Sox would avert a disastrous weekend sweep at Tiger Stadium. On Friday, Detroit scored a pair of touchdowns to rout Chicago, 14-0. On Saturday, Denny

Tovar Breaks Up Lolich's No-Hitter At Final Out

Filed under Detroit Tigers
June 12, 1968

Mickey Lolich was one out from the season’s first no-hitter when Cesar Tovar lined the first pitch between Ray Oyler and Don Wert for a clean single as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Minnesota Twins, 5-0. It was the second no-hitter attempt by a Tiger pitcher against this Twins lineup this season. Last month, but

Gibson Wins Ninth on Late Pinch Hit

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
May 28, 1968

Bob Gibson won his ninth game of the season with a 3-2 Cardinal victory over the San Francisco Giants. Pinch hitter Johnny Edwards, batting for Gibson, hit a two-run single in the seventh to lift the Redbirds. Joe Hoerner closed the game out for St. Louis, and the Cardinals win their thirtieth game of the

Displaced Tigers Dropped By O's in 16

Filed under Detroit Tigers
July 27, 1967

The Detroit Tigers sent on the road by rioting in their home town lost to the Baltimore Orioles in sixteen innings when a passed ball allowed Boog Powell to score the winning run. Powell reached first to open the inning on a misplay by the typically surehanded Ray Oyler. Powell advanced to third on Curt

Killer Socks Twins Into First

Filed under Minnesota Twins
April 21, 1967

Harmon Killebrew hit a pair of home runs as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Detroit Tigers, 6-4, to settle into a three-way tie atop the American League standings with the Tigers and the surprising Washington Senators. Killebrew, who leads the junior circuit in home runs and RBI, drove in four of the Twins’ runs, all

Injuries Force Rotation at Shortstop for Tigers

Filed under Detroit Tigers

Mayo Smith says operating the two-shortstop system in baseball is nothing like the two-quarterback dilemma in football. “It really isn’t complicated,” said the Detroit manager, speaking of his alternate use of Ray Oyler and Dick Tracewski at the key infield position. “Oyler hurt his leg in spring training, so we opened with Tracewski. When Tracewski

McAuliffe Returns to Regular Duty

Filed under Detroit Tigers
June 2, 1966

Bob Swift dropped the platoon at shortstop and used Dick McAuliffe against left handers “because he has his confidence back.” McAuliffe is currently batting lead-off against right handers and is dropped down to the eight hole against southpaws. McAuliffe is currently batting .295, and .259 against left-handers. Ray Oyler, currently with a .163 average and

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