1970 Baseball Replay

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

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‘Bring Martin Back!’ Chant Furious Twins’ Fans

Filed under Minnesota Twins
October 17, 1969

“Bring Billy Back” is the war cry of Minnesota baseball fans since Billy Martin was fired as manager of the Twins. And university students were far more blunt. “(Obscenity) Griffith”, read the buttons they wore in an October 15 anti-Vietnam War demonstration. And they used a four-letter word instead of “Obscenity”. Telephones started ringing incessantly

Buford’s Blast Sends Birds to Series

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, League Championship Series, Minnesota Twins
October 6, 1969

Don Buford hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning to send the Baltimore Orioles to their second trip to the World Series in four years with a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins. The Orioles swept the best-of-5 series against the Western Division champion Twins. Jim Palmer worked out of trouble and limited

Buford's Blast Sends Birds to Series

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, League Championship Series, Minnesota Twins, Uncategorized

Don Buford hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning to send the Baltimore Orioles to their second trip to the World Series in four years with a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins. The Orioles swept the best-of-5 series against the Western Division champion Twins. Jim Palmer worked out of trouble and limited

Twins Destroy Oakland's Pennant Dreams

Filed under Minnesota Twins, Uncategorized
September 7, 1969

On Thursday morning, the city of Oakland held post-season aspirations as their team had climbed to within 5 1/2 games of the American League West lead with the first-place Minnesota Twins paying a visit for a four-game weekend set. By the time the sun set on Sunday, the Twins had leveled those aspirations with an

Petrocelli Homers Twice for AL Glory

Filed under All Star Game
July 23, 1969
Rico Petrocelli

Washington, D.C. – Rico Petrocelli set an All Star Game record by homering in his first two All-Star at-bats of his career to lead the American League to a 7-3 victory over the National League before 45,259 in attendance, including President Richard M. Nixon, at the newly-christened RFK Stadium. Petrocelli’s home runs came in the

Sparma's near no-no overshadows Kaline's big day

Filed under Detroit Tigers
May 2, 1968

Al Kaline has been a fixture in the Tiger outfield nearly 15 years. Last season as the Tigers won a world’s championship, Kaline put up respectable numbers: .286, 23 HR, 75 RBI and batted .286 with 2 RBI in the Series victory over St. Louis. At 33, he was the clubhouse leader and a steady

Chance blanks crippled Yankees, 2-0

Filed under New York Yankees
April 14, 1968

Dean Chance pitched a two-hit shutout as the Minnesota Twins remained undefeated with a 2-0 win in a game overshadowed by injuries to Yankees’ Joe Pepitone and Horace Clarke. The continuing impression of general impotence of the Yankees was supported by the shutout, but was completely brought to light with Pepitone’s mishap. Pepitone suffered a


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