1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Sam McDowell

Southpaws McDowell, Koosman Named June's Top Hurlers

Filed under Cleveland Indians, New York Mets
July 1, 1969
McDowell and Koosman

There hasn’t been much cause for celebration this season in Cleveland, but the month turned in by Sam McDowell caught the attention of all American League fans. McDowell, the former Sports Illustrated cover boy, was named Pitcher of the Month in the American League for June, 1969. McDowell last won this honor four years ago

Gibson and Tiant Claim Pitch Titles

Filed under Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals
September 30, 1968

Cardinal right hander Bob Gibson posted an ERA this season that has not been seen in baseball for fifty years. Gibson led baseball with a 1.32 mark, the lowest since Walter Johnson’s 1.27 ERA in 1918. Gibson also led the National League with 26 wins, matching Juan Marichal and Sandy Koufax two seasons ago. Chicago’s

Gibson Notches 20th With Shutout

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
August 28, 1968

Bob Gibson won his twentieth game of the season with a 5-0 shutout over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Forbes Field. Gibson is the first National League pitcher to twenty victories. Detroit’s Denny McLain is currently the only other twenty-game winner in the majors. The shutout was Gibson’s seventh of the season, ranking the big Cardinal

Haller Strikes Again; NL Prevails, 4-1.

Filed under All Star Game
July 9, 1968

Lightning struck twice, this time indoors, as Dodger catcher Tom Haller lined a two-run single off Sam McDowell of the Indians to lift the National League All-Stars past the American League, 4-1. Two seasons ago, Haller, then donning the uniform of the San Francisco Giants, homered off the first pitch he saw from a left-handed

Astros Trounce Dodger Sub Kekich

Filed under Houston Astros
May 25, 1968

Manager Walter Alston turned to rookie Mike Kekich as a last minute replacement for staff ace Bill Singer. Singer is back in Los Angeles getting treatment for an eye infection and will probably be out for a week. Kekich and the Dodgers lost in Houston, 5-4. Astro center fielder hitter Ron Davis greeted Kekich with

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

Twins Hold First On Boswell Shutout; Mantle Injured

Filed under Minnesota Twins
April 21, 1968

The Minnesota Twins maintained their half game lead over the surging Oakland Athletics on Dave Boswell’s five-hit shutout over the New York Yankees, 6-0. The game was more disheartening for the Yankees, who have lost Joe Pepitone and Horace Clarke to injury, as slugger Mickey Mantle left the game in the sixth inning with a

Jackson Wins Game in Debut

Filed under Oakland Athletics
June 9, 1967

Reggie Jackson, Kansas City’s 20-year-old first round selection in last year’s draft, stepped into the batter’s box against one of baseball’s finest southpaw hurlers. On this sultry Midwestern afternoon, the left-handed Jackson, fresh from Birmingham, was facing the toughest of tests against McDowell, called by many as the Sandy Koufax of the American League. In

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