1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Tom Haller

Redbirds Nestled Atop Senior Circuit

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals
July 10, 1968

Stan Musial recently tabbed this Cardinal club to be the one to “mold the greatest dynasty in the club’s history.” Who could argue with the Man? St. Louis seems intent on a rematch with Detroit in order to exact revenge for the bitter sweep in last year’s World Series with all of the games decided

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

Drysdale Spins Three Hit Shutout

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates
June 4, 1968

Don Drysdale evened his record to 6-6 with an overpowering performance at Dodger Stadium against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Drysdale held the formidable Bucs lineup to three hits as Wes Parker homered in Los Angeles’ 2-0 victory. Former Dodger Maury Wills beat out an infield single with one out in the fourth, but Drysdale struck out

Tigers Notch Season's First Win in Overtime

Filed under Detroit Tigers
April 13, 1968

It took fifteen innings, but the defending world champion Detroit Tigers won their first game after two opening defeats, and who else would you expect but Norm Cash to drive in the winning run. The World Series MVP Cash entered the game in the eighth, and doubled home Dick McAuliffe for the 6-5 victory over

Giants Experiment With Catcher Helmet

Filed under San Francisco Giants
September 7, 1967

Giants’ first baseman Willie McCovey may have spurred a new hat style among catchers when he flattened the Dodgers’ John Roseboro with a bat n a recent game in Candlestick Park. McCovey missed a Don Sutton hummer and his follow-through resulted in his bat crashing solidly on the top of Roseboro’s head. Johnny went down,

Giants Sweep But Rivalry Renewed

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants
April 30, 1967

The San Francisco Giants paid a visit to Chavez Ravine to renew their rivalry with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Times had changed since the clubs last met in September. The Dodgers closed that series with a 15-5 rout over the Giants en route to a world’s championship. The Giants took little consolation that they won

Marichal, McCovey Pace Giants to Opening Win

Filed under San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals
April 11, 1967

Willie McCovey homered and Juan Marichal (1-0) went the distance out dueling St. Louis starter Bob Gibson (0-1) as the San Francisco Giants took an Opening Day victory over the Cardinals, 3-1. McCovey’s blast began a three-run outburst in the top of the second inning against Gibson. Jim Ray Hart, Tom Haller and Jim Davenport

1967 San Francisco Giants Preview

Filed under San Francisco Giants
April 1, 1967

Street & Smith’s: The Giants are thinking pennant and don’t care who knows it. This is the way one of their top men sees the 1967 picture: “The team that wins the pennant will have to beat us. The Pirates have been strengthened if Wills still can play a little bit. They score runs and


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