1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Sandy Koufax

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

Kekich Pleases Dodgers, Delights L.A. Fans

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers
July 4, 1968

Twenty-three year old Mike Kekich – colorful, capable, and quite possibly, colossal in the not-to-distant future – came along as the pleasant surprise of the Dodgers as the season turns the corner toward the second half. “He’s already ‘another Sandy Koufax’ to some and, while this comparison is obviously premature, there is no doubt the

Drysdale's Triumph Forgotten With News

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers
June 6, 1968

At about 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, Don Drysdale retired Willie Stargell on a ground ball to shortstop and concluded a monumental game for himself. With the 2-0 victory, Drysdale tied former teammate and holdout partner Sandy Koufax for the franchise lead and ninth all-time with 2,355 career strikeouts, and recorded his fortieth career shutout. Two hours

Koosman Wins 9th With Shutout

Filed under New York Mets
June 4, 1968

Jerry Koosman scattered seven hits over nine innings as the New York Mets defeated the Chicago Cubs, 2-0. Art Shamsky hit a two-run home run in the sixth to account for the game’s only runs. The rookie Koosman earned a victory in his first major league appearance on April 16, 1967, and then did not

Yaz Joining Baseball's Elite

Filed under Boston Red Sox
September 8, 1967

Only a few players in the history of baseball have made $100,000 in a season. The next one might very well be Carl Yastrzemski of the Red Sox. In Red Sox history, only Ted Williams made that much money. Former Boston General Manager Bucky Harris once said that Williams was paid $125,000 for each of

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

Braves' Lemaster: Next Koufax?

Filed under Atlanta Braves
May 25, 1967

Everyone is talking about the next Sandy Koufax, but the Braves’ Denny Lemaster wants only to be Denny Lemaster. His reasoning is simple. “There will never,” he said, “be another Sandy Koufax. If I can come within two miles of him, I’ll be happy.” No matter what Lemaster thinks, of course, comparisons are inevitable. After

1967 St. Louis Cardinals Preview

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
April 1, 1967

Street & Smith’s: With Sandy Koufax gone, the Cardinals were crowing in April that they owned the best pitching staff in the league. It was a legitimate boast on the basis of 1966 figures. The sixth place Cardinals, who won only four more games than they lost, got that far only because of a superlative

1967 Los Angeles Dodgers Preview

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers

Street & Smith’s: While speculation sizzles on how much damage the loss of Sandy Koufax will inflict on the Dodgers, let’s just suppose they had been without him last year. The Dodgers, winning the pennant by four and a half games, won 101, lost 61, Koufax either won or lost in all except five of

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