1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Ron Hunt

Niekro and His Knuckler No-Hit Giants

Filed under Atlanta Braves
July 5, 1969

Knuckleballer Phil Niekro pitched the first no-hitter of the 1969 season as the Atlanta Braves defeated the San Francisco Giants, 5-0, at Candlestick Park before an announced crowd of 15,988 fans. His flutterball combined with the Candlestick winds proved to be an unconquerable foe for the Giant batters. A brisk wind blew in from center

McCovey Breaks Fifteen Inning Scoring Silence

Filed under Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants
June 5, 1968

Nearly five years ago, a crowd of 15,921 gathered on a Tuesday evening at Candlestick Park to witness what later was described as one of the greatest pitching performances in baseball’s modern era. On that night, Warren Spahn of the Braves and Juan Marichal of the Giants locked into a sixteen inning scoreless duel that

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

Tigers Pull Out a Wild and Wooly Win in Ninth, 13-12

Filed under Detroit Tigers
April 18, 1968

Al Kaline doubled home Tom Matchick with two outs in the ninth inning to rally the Detroit Tigers to a 13-12 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Cleveland took the lead in the top of the ninth on Duke Sims’ lead off home run. The Tribe added an insurance run on pinch-hitter Jose Vidal’s bases loaded

Tigers Notch Season's First Win in Overtime

Filed under Detroit Tigers
April 13, 1968

It took fifteen innings, but the defending world champion Detroit Tigers won their first game after two opening defeats, and who else would you expect but Norm Cash to drive in the winning run. The World Series MVP Cash entered the game in the eighth, and doubled home Dick McAuliffe for the 6-5 victory over

Hunt Injured in Loss

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers
June 29, 1967

Ron Hunt injured his shoulder sliding in yesterday’s 3-0 loss to the Reds. Dr. George Ballow, the Cincinnati team physician, said Hunt suffered a muscle pull. He is not likely to play again until Sunday or Monday. “It hurts him so much he can hardly get his pants on,” said Manager Walter Alston.

Injuries Persist Amid Dodger Lineup

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers
May 31, 1967

Five of the eight Dodger regulars missed the series opener against the Mets because of injuries and four of them – third baseman Jim Lefebvre, left fielder Al Ferrara, catcher John Roseboro and second baseman Ron Hunt – were still out Tuesday night. Lefebvre, who has a pulled hamstring, may be ready to play in

Estrada Loses No Hitter, Game in Eighth

Filed under New York Mets
May 23, 1967

The misery of the New York Mets continued as even the promise of a no-hitter evaporated into another loss, the twenty-seven setback in thirty-two games this season. Former Met Ron Hunt hit a two-run home run against Chuck Estrada (0-2) to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 2-1 victory. Estrada revived the former glory

Dodgers Rally Past Braves in Twelve

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers
April 26, 1967

Los Angeles – Jim Hickman hit a bases-loaded single with one out in the 12th inning to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Hickman’s single gave the Dodgers their only lead of the game and it was just in time as the Dodgers rallied from behind to force extra

Osteen, Dodgers Top Reds, 4-1

Filed under Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers
April 18, 1967

Los Angeles – The Dodgers failed to post a victory on their first three-city trip of 1967, then returned home and looked like a different club. The Dodgers celebrated last season’s world championship before the game, and then handed the Cincinnati Reds their first defeat of the season, 4-1, before 17,947 at Dodger Stadium. The


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