1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Turk Farrell

McCovey Breaks Fifteen Inning Scoring Silence

Filed under Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants
June 5, 1968

Nearly five years ago, a crowd of 15,921 gathered on a Tuesday evening at Candlestick Park to witness what later was described as one of the greatest pitching performances in baseball’s modern era. On that night, Warren Spahn of the Braves and Juan Marichal of the Giants locked into a sixteen inning scoreless duel that

Krausse blanks O's in festive Oakland debut

Filed under Oakland Athletics
April 17, 1968

In their debut at Oakland, the Athletics defeated the Baltimore Orioles, 1-0. Before the game, owner Charles O. Finley provided the pre-game festivities, but when the game started, it was Lew Krausse who electrified the 50,000 spectators with a three-hit shutout. Finley suspended Krausse last season for alleged conduct on a team flight. Reggie Jackson

Phillies Go Extras to Retake NL Lead

Filed under Philadelphia Phillies
July 31, 1967

The Philadelphia Phillies took a half game lead in the National League pennant race by emerging from nineteen-inning marathon with a 6-5 victory before 18,442 at Dodger Stadium. It appeared the game would have no end as both clubs emptied their bullpens, combined for eight errors, and stranded a total thirty-three runners on base. Finally

Farrell Enjoying Philly Homecoming

Filed under Philadelphia Phillies
May 10, 1967

It was almost like turning back the clock. There was Dick Farrell out there on the mound at Connie Mack Stadium. Farrell, a rookie relief pitching star back in 1957, was in a Phillies’ uniform again for the first time since he was traded to the Dodgers on May 4, 1961. The Phillies had purchased

Original Colt Lillis Back as Active Astro

Filed under Houston Astros
April 29, 1967

Bob Lillis, the oldest Astro and one of three originals from the 1962 expansion pool, is back in service. Lillis began the season as a coach, but was put back on active duty. Lee Bales was optioned to Amarillo (Texas) to make room for the 36-year-old utility infielder. Lillis, Turk Farrell, and Bob Aspromonte remain

LeMaster Grounds Astros, 6-0

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros
April 11, 1967

The Atlanta Braves, in search of an ace all last season, may have uncovered a diamond in the first game of the 1967 season. Denny LeMaster (1-0) spun a one-hit gem against the Houston Astros before an Opening Day crowd of 26,001 at the Astrodome. LeMaster was provided an early lead as Atlanta scored twice

Bruce Denies Former Manager's Accusations

Filed under Atlanta Braves
April 1, 1967

The Braves’ spring training camp, relatively quiet for the most part his year, went the other way recently when pitcher Bob Bruce flared up at something his old Astro boss, Grady Hatton, said. Hatton told writers in the Astros’ camp that Bruce throws a spitter and chews slippery elm to get his moisture. The Astro

1967 Houston Astros Preview

Filed under Houston Astros

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

The First Indoor No-Hitter

Filed under Houston Astros
July 2, 1966

Dick “Turk” Farrell pitched the first no-hitter of the 1966 season with a 4-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Farrell, one of the original Colts still on the Houston roster, made easy work of Don Heffner’s lineup as the ball did not leave Houston’s synthetic infield until a Tommy Helms’ fly out to Lee Maye

Houston's Turf Passes Early Test

Filed under Houston Astros
April 15, 1966

The synthetic turf in the Astrodome came out even better in the five-game test in exhibitions against Detroit and Minnesota than in the first two games against Los Angeles in March. The ball appeared a little slower this time. Manager Grady Hatton said this was because the synthetic turf covering had been taken up and

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