1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Rocky Colavito

Tigers Lost Without McAuliffe

Filed under Detroit Tigers
August 26, 1968

Pardon Mayo Smith’s Tigers for being a little overconfident. The team departed for New York on August 22 with a 13 1/2 game lead over the Orioles, an 82-44 record, a pitcher set to challenge for a 30-win season, and more home runs hit than last season’s World Championship roster.  It began before the club

Yaz breaks up rookie Bahnsen's no-hitter in the ninth; Yanks win 3-0

Filed under New York Yankees
May 10, 1968

In his eighth career starter, New York’s Stan Bahnsen no-hit the Boston Red Sox through twenty-five outs. Bahnsen battled Boston starter Gary Waslewski for six plus innings until Gene Michael plated Tom Tresh with a single through the hole at short. Bahnsen received two insurance runs in the eighth with a two-run single by catcher

Colavito Helps Dodgers Edge Mets In Extras

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers
April 19, 1968

Rocky Colavito, inserted as a last-minute replacement for rookie Jim Fairey, drove in a run and scored the go-ahead run as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the New York Mets, 2-1, in thirteen innings at Shea Stadium. Fairey, a 23-year-old rookie outfielder, overslept in his hotel room thinking the opening game of the four-game series

Colavito Added to Bolster Sox Lineup

Filed under Chicago White Sox
July 30, 1967

Rocky Colavito, who late yesterday became the latest White Sox weapon, may be in right field against Johnny Podres of the Detroit Tigers in one of today’s two games. It all depends on whether then 33-year-old outfielder arrives in Chicago in time after cleaning out his locker in Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium. General Manager Ed Short

Changes on the Reservation After July Slump

Filed under Cleveland Indians

The Indians made some rapid-fire changes in their roster when they continued their July tailspin. First, President Gabe Paul recalled veteran pitcher Stan Williams and infielder Gordy Lund from Portland (Pacific Coast). Rookie reliever Steve Bailey was demoted to Portland to make room for Williams while Lund took the place of Chico Salmon who left

Bell Refutes Reported Criticism of Former Club

Filed under Cleveland Indians
July 2, 1967

Gary Bell was on the other end of the phone and wanting to set the record straight. “I wasn’t knocking anybody…not the guys on the team, not the management, not anybody,” he insisted after reading a story that quoted him as saying the Indians lacked pride in themselves. Bell was traded by the Tribe on

Colavito Rift Continues With the Press

Filed under Cleveland Indians
May 27, 1967

A week after his well-publicized statement, Rocky Colavito became embroiled in a brief but angry quarrel with Manager Joe Adcock in the dugout during first game of Sunday’s twinbill in Boston. Colavito had been replaced by a pinch-hitter (Wagner) when the Red Sox changed from a lefthanded pitcher to a righthander. Two days after that,

Colavito: "Play Me Or Trade Me"

Filed under Cleveland Indians
May 14, 1967

Rocky Colavito, who had masked his unhappiness about being platooned in the Indians’ outfield, broke his silence and issued a public statement. In a carefully-worded prepared statement, the 33-year-old slugger told of his resentment about sharing the Tribe’s left-field position with Leon Wagner. Colavito emphasized he was not trying to give General Manager Gabe Paul

Colavito: "Play Me Or Trade Me"

Filed under Cleveland Indians

Rocky Colavito, who had masked his unhappiness about being platooned in the Indians’ outfield, broke his silence and issued a public statement. In a carefully-worded prepared statement, the 33-year-old slugger told of his resentment about sharing the Tribe’s left-field position with Leon Wagner. Colavito emphasized he was not trying to give General Manager Gabe Paul


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