1970 Baseball Replay

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

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Koosman Shuts Down Braves

Filed under Atlanta Braves, League Championship Series, New York Mets
October 5, 1969

The Cinderella New York Mets took another step toward the World Series as the clock is beginning to toll on the Atlanta Braves. The Mets took the second game in Atlanta, 4-2, as the series now moves to Shea Stadium and the Mets needing only one more win for the National League pennant. Jerry Koosman

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

Callison Hands Gibson First Loss

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
May 17, 1968

And on his eighth game, Bob Gibson lost. In the first inning at Connie Mack Stadium before a crowd of 17,034, Johnny Callison hit a two-out home run into the left center field bleachers against Cardinal starter Bob Gibson (7-1). Remarkably, the wrong way clout would be the only Phillie hit for the night. Woodie

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

Astros Summon Rader from Oklahoma City

Filed under Houston Astros
July 31, 1967

The Astros brought up Doug Rader from Oklahoma City and optioned Chuck Harrison to the 89ers. Rader, normally a third baseman, has appeared at first base at Oklahoma City and will be used at that position by the Astros. In 75 games at Oklahoma City, Rader batted .293 with 9 homers and 44 RBI. Rader

Astros Assessment at the Break

Filed under Houston Astros
July 3, 1967

As the season approached the halfway mark, the management was doing some re-evaluation of the club. The hitting of Jimmy Wynn and Rusty Staub and the performance of four starting pitchers represented the season “plusses.” After that, there was little on which the management or the fans could base much hope. Going into the season,

1967 Houston Astros Preview

Filed under Houston Astros
April 1, 1967

Street & Smith’s: The first half of the 1966 season was fun for the Astros and their new manager, Grady Hatton. At the end of June, they were riding along in fifth place, surprise team in the race. Then, things started going the other way. First Joe Morgan, then Jimmy Wynn, suffered crippling injuries. In

1966 Awards Announced

Filed under News
October 25, 1966

Most Valuable Player AL – Frank Robinson, BAL .314, 40 HR, 115 RBI NL – Richie Allen, PHI .314, 41 HR, 125 RBI A surprising selection in the NL as Allen, not necessarily a media darling, wins the award. Allen missed ten weeks with a shoulder injury yet his total numbers top all batters, including


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