1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Tony Gonzalez

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

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

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

Chance blanks crippled Yankees, 2-0

Filed under New York Yankees
April 14, 1968

Dean Chance pitched a two-hit shutout as the Minnesota Twins remained undefeated with a 2-0 win in a game overshadowed by injuries to Yankees’ Joe Pepitone and Horace Clarke. The continuing impression of general impotence of the Yankees was supported by the shutout, but was completely brought to light with Pepitone’s mishap. Pepitone suffered a

Gonzalez Shining in Everyday Spotlight

Filed under Philadelphia Phillies
September 15, 1967

During spring training and in the early months of the season, Phillies’ outfielder Tony Gonzalez often expressed one wish. “I’d like to get a chance to play regularly for a month against all kinds of pitching,” Tony said. “Then, if I don’t hit, okay.” In recent years, of course, the Cuban started almost exclusively against

1967 Philadelphia Phillies Preview

Filed under Philadelphia Phillies
April 1, 1967

Street & Smith’s: Tough luck hit. Gene Mauch’s forces before spring training started when his great first baseman, Bill White, suffered a torn Achilles tendon in a gymnasium mishap in St. Louis. It robbed Mauch and his associates of some of the enthusiasm a senes deals by general manager John Quinn had generated for a

Eleven Run Fifth Highlights Quaker Blowout

Filed under Philadelphia Phillies
August 23, 1966

When the Phillies beat the Pirates, 16-2, with 21 hits, it was the most runs scored by the Phillies since last June 10, when Philadelphia defeated the Dodgers, 15-3. The Phillies scored 11 runs in the fifth inning off Bucs starter Vern Law, Don Cardwell, and Steve Blass. Fifteen Quakers came to bat in the

Phils Drop Astros in First Full Turf Game, 8-4

Filed under Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies
July 20, 1966

The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Houston Astros, 8-4, in the first game played on a surface which consisted of artificial grass in the outfield as well as the infield. The nylon surface has been in use in the Astrodome’s infield all season. Most of the outfielders didn’t think the fake grass would make that much


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