1970 Baseball Replay

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

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Hoerner Blows Game For Cardinals

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
August 20, 1967

The Houston Astros rallied for two runs in the ninth inning to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals, 2-1. Cardinal Manager Red Schoendienst lifted starter Larry Jaster for a pinch-hitter though the southpaw had blanked Houston through eight innings. He turned the game over the fireman Joe Hoerner who failed to close out the game. Rusty

The First Indoor No-Hitter

Filed under Houston Astros
July 2, 1966

Dick “Turk” Farrell pitched the first no-hitter of the 1966 season with a 4-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Farrell, one of the original Colts still on the Houston roster, made easy work of Don Heffner’s lineup as the ball did not leave Houston’s synthetic infield until a Tommy Helms’ fly out to Lee Maye

Phillie Fodder – August 15, 1965

Filed under Philadelphia Phillies
August 15, 1965

# One of the less publicized members of the Phillies’ cast, but one of more productive hitters, is outfielder Tony Gonzalez. The Cuban has been platooned again this season despite hitting southpaws (.286 and 3 HR’s in 21 at-bats) and righthanders (.288 in 212 at-bats) equally. “I know I’m not going to play every day,

Astronotes – August 15, 1965

Filed under Houston Astros

# Robin Roberts, the 38-year-old one-time National League great, signed a contract with the Houston Astros, August 6, and Manager Luman Harris announced the righthander would be in the team’s starting rotation. He won his first start, August 9, firing a five-hit, 7-0 shutout against his old team, the Phillies. Roberts described as misleading the

Astronotes – May 5, 1965

Filed under Houston Astros
May 5, 1965

* Rusty Staub hated to leave the Astrodome after the last home stand that concluded May 2. Staub was 13 for 29, and the 21 year old seems to be finally living up to his billing. Staub has been the most discussed, most written about player in Houston history. When Staub and Jimmy Wynn rejoined

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