1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Sandy Valdespino

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

Killebrew, Oliva Consecutive HR's Win First For Ermer

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Minnesota Twins
June 11, 1967

Bloomington – Harmon Killebrew and Tony Oliva hit consecutive home runs with one out in the ninth inning to lift the Minnesota Twins past the Baltimore Orioles in the first game of a Sunday doubleheader, 7-6. Baltimore starter Bill Dillman was the workhorse on the slab, and a slugger at the plate with a perfect

Valdespino, Versalles Rally Twins to First Place Tie

Filed under Minnesota Twins
May 14, 1967

The Minnesota Twins rallied from a six-run deficit to defeat the Kansas City Athletics 7-6 in ten innings before 11,549 at Metropolitan Stadium. Sandy Valespino hit a three-run pinch-hit home run off Chuck Dobson with one out in the ninth inning. The homer sent Dobson to the showers, and fireman Jack Aker shut down the

Kosco, Bond Among Twins Roster Victims

Filed under Minnesota Twins

The Twins returned to American League play with a new look after the squad cut-downs. Walt Bond was forced into the difficult world of baseball unemployment. Sandy Valdespino survived. Rich Reese suddenly went into the starting lineup and Ron Clark got a good shot at third base. And Manager Sam Mele was talking about Bob

1967 Minnesota Twins Preview

Filed under Minnesota Twins
April 1, 1967

Street & Smith’s: If the name of the game is pitching – as everybody seems to think – then now is the time to paste the name, Minnesota Twins, under your hatband as blue chip contenders. The 1967 Twins are going to sport the most revised look in the league. The Minnesotans have shed their

Changes Loom for Twins Roster

Filed under Minnesota Twins
May 9, 1966

A shakeup is in store for the Minnesota Twins, and it could involve a trade before Thursday’s cut-down date when the club must trim its roster to 25 players. With a series split at home against the last-place Red Sox, the Twins have yet to rise to the .500 level for the season. Manager Sam

Cuban Revolt in Anaheim

Filed under California Angels, Minnesota Twins
April 23, 1966

It has been a frustrating time for Sam Mele’s world champions. The team arrived from Florida into Bloomington with optimism and much hullabaloo. At an April 11 luncheon, Twins president Calvin Griffith said, “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a club make so few mistakes in spring training.” Griffith noted the acquisition of Chuck Schilling

Twins Take Opener, 7-5.

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, World Series
October 6, 1965

Bloomington, Minn., Oct 6 – The Twins’ power overcame the Dodgers’ pitching in the first game of the 1965 World Series as the Twins took the opener, 7-5, on an overcast Minnesota afternoon. The Twins peppered Don Drysdale for twelve hits accounting for six runs before chasing the big righthander in the fifth inning. Twins’

Twin Tracks – July 11, 1965

Filed under Minnesota Twins
June 11, 1965

First Half MVP:Tony Oliva, .346, 9 HR, 50 RBI, 11 SB The super sophomore has been the most consistent bat in the Twins lineup.   Impact Rookie: Jerry Fosnow, 3-1, 2 SV, 1.45 ERA, 21 G The rookie southpaw has been a weapon in the formidable Minnesota bullpen. Went nearly a month without surrendering a


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