1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Sammy Ellis

Tigers Snap Skid With McLain's 24th

Filed under Detroit Tigers
August 28, 1968

After enduring a week of blown leads and bull pen failures, the Detroit Tigers rallied with a five run eighth inning to give ace Denny McLain his twenty-fourth victory against five defeats in the Tigers’ 6-2 win over the California Angels. In the top of the eighth, Angels slugger Rick Reichardt homered to give the

Sock It to 'Em, Tigers: a First Half Review

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Washington Senators
July 10, 1968

The Detroit Tigers closed out the first half of the 1968 American League schedule strong, winning nine of their last ten games and stretching their lead to six and a half games over the second-place Cleveland Indians. Denny McLain (15-4) is grabbing the headlines in the junior circuit with his collection of victories, but the

New Skipper Bristol Snaps Reds Into Shape

Filed under Cincinnati Reds
July 19, 1966

If the Cincinnati Reds continue their post-All Star Break winning ways, interim manager Dave Bristol may be dropping ‘interim’ from his title. The Reds have won four of their first five after the Break, including an extra inning victory yesterday at Wrigley Field. Bristol was named manager in a hastily called press conference presided over

Reds Call Up No. 1 Pick Nolan

Filed under Cincinnati Reds
July 1, 1966

Pitcher Gary Nolan, the Reds’ No. 1 choice in the free-agent draft, joined the club in Houston and accompanied the team on the western swing. He’s an 18-year-old 6-3, 190-pound right hander from Oroville, Calif., who received “one of the highest bonuses” ever paid a pitcher by the Reds – a reported $50,000. “The kid

Giant Jottings – October 3, 1965

Filed under San Francisco Giants
October 3, 1965

* Willie Mays ended the season in a blaze of glory as he looks to be a certain bet to take the National League Most Valuable Player Award. Mays hit his 54th home run on October 1 off Cincinnati’s Sammy Ellis. In striking 54, Willie became for the first Giant in history to achieve such

Red Hots – August 15, 1965

Filed under Cincinnati Reds
August 15, 1965

* Pete Rose was an unimpressive-appearing 150-pounder when he first signed with the Reds after playing sandlot baseball in Cincinnati and in nearby Dayton, O. And, because of his size, the Reds did not have much competition for his signature on a contract. Red scouts Buzz Boyle, Cliff Polking, and Buddy Bloebaum overlooked Rose’s size.

1965 All Stars Announced

Filed under All Star Game
July 10, 1965

The Twin Cities will host the 1965 All-Star game on July 13, 1965. After receiving the vote of the players, managers Gene Mauch (NL) and Al Lopez (AL) completed their rosters. Lopez previously announced Cleveland’s Sam McDowell as the Americans starter, and Mauch will hand the ball to San Francisco’s Juan Marichal. The AL starters

Red Hots – June 23, 1965

Filed under Cincinnati Reds
June 23, 1965

Sammy Ellis (8-3) stands a good chance to become a 20-game winner his first year as a member of the Reds’ starting rotation. His teammates view the prospect wtih mixed emotions. “If he wins 20 games, it could mean the pennant for us,” concede most Red players. At the same time, though, they’re a little

Red Hots – May 31, 1965

Filed under Cincinnati Reds
May 31, 1965

Manager Dick Sisler is making some curious decisions about his starting rotation. After Joey Jay was shelled in a relief and starting performance in yesterday’s double-header, Sisler announced plans for a four-man rotation: Jim Maloney, Sammy Ellis, Gerry Arrigo, and Jay. “I’ll use either John Tsitouris or Joe Nuxhall as a swing man when we

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