1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Rick Monday

"I Won't Be Platooned," Snorts Jackson

Filed under Oakland Athletics
April 17, 1969

Take a lefthander, any lefthander. Then pitch him against the Athletics. That’s what opposing managers starting doing to the A’s this season. In the first ten games, the opposition seven times sent out a southpaw to start the game. It’s not that the A’s present a predominantly lefthanded – hitting lineup. They don’t. Six members

“I Won’t Be Platooned,” Snorts Jackson

Filed under Oakland Athletics

Take a lefthander, any lefthander. Then pitch him against the Athletics. That’s what opposing managers starting doing to the A’s this season. In the first ten games, the opposition seven times sent out a southpaw to start the game. It’s not that the A’s present a predominantly lefthanded – hitting lineup. They don’t. Six members

Sock It to 'Em, Tigers: a First Half Review

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Washington Senators
July 10, 1968

The Detroit Tigers closed out the first half of the 1968 American League schedule strong, winning nine of their last ten games and stretching their lead to six and a half games over the second-place Cleveland Indians. Denny McLain (15-4) is grabbing the headlines in the junior circuit with his collection of victories, but the

Blue Moon, Two Other Stars Put A's on Cloud Nine

Filed under Oakland Athletics
June 26, 1968

Three Athletics on the American League All-Star team. It hardly seems possible. But the showing so far of last year’s ninth place team has been equally surprising. They seem to be living in the first division despite having been selected to finish in the cellar by most pickers. None of the A’s was chosen by

Odom's streak ends but A's prevail, 9-2.

Filed under Oakland Athletics
May 27, 1968

The Boston Red Sox snapped Blue Moon Odom’s scoreless inning streak with a single tally in the first inning, but Odom’s A’s matched the run and continued scoring in a 9-2 home rout. Carl Yastrzemski singled in Jose Tartbull who opened the game with a double to break Odom’s 29 1/3 scoreless inning streak, which

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

Monday, Hart Named Players of the Week

Filed under Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants
April 29, 1968

Oakland A’s outfielder Rick Monday was named American League Player of the Week for the week ending April 28 with an offensive outburst that matched his headlines coming out of Arizona State University three years ago. Monday was the overall number one selection in the first-ever amateur baseball draft conducted in 1965. Monday batted .625


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