1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Tommy Dean

Fans Slow to Warm Up to Padres' Youth Kick

Filed under San Diego Padres
July 8, 1969

Winning and attendance have been major problems for the expansionist Padres this season. The problems are directly related. The Padres haven’t been winning because they don’t have the established players to compete in the National League. And a major reason for their modest attendance has been the anonymity of the young, inexperienced club. Buzzie Bavasi

Padre Weak Spot; Top of Bat Order

Filed under San Diego Padres
April 25, 1969

Wanted: Leadoff hitter who can get on base. Apply immediately to Manager Preston Gomez of the San Diego Padres at San Diego Stadium, P.O. 20322, San Diego, Calif. Though their first 17 games – five wins, twelve losses, the Padres have tried three batters in the leadoff spot. Among them – Rafael Robles, Jerry DaVanon

McBean Plugs L.A. Fireman Gap

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres
April 18, 1969

In the early stages of this season, Walter Alston answered the question as to what he needed most with just three words: “A relief pitcher.” Up until this spring, his answer had been, “a righthanded hitter.” Apparently satisfied that rookies Ted Sizemore, Bill Sudakis, and “veteran rookie” Andy Kosco, the emergence of WIllie Crawford and


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