1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Wally Bunker

Young Guns Gentry, Odom Honored

Filed under New York Mets, Oakland Athletics, Uncategorized
October 3, 1969

There was plenty of change on the pitching mound during the 1969 season, and we’re not just referring to the change in height. Many new names and faces populated the Pitcher of the Month list, and the season’s final month proved no different introducing a third Mets pitcher to the list, Gary Gentry, and Oakland’s

Buford's Play Earning Play

Filed under Baltimore Orioles
June 16, 1968

Although Don Buford is keeping his thoughts pretty much to himself, this has not been an enjoyable season for him. Before the White Sox traded him to the Orioles in a deal that sent Luis Aparicio and Russ Snyder to Chicago, Buford had never been relegated to a utility role. With the White Sox, he

Epstein Beats Birds After Clubs Brawl, 2-0

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Washington Senators
June 24, 1967

The Washington Senators and Baltimore Orioles proved not to be good neighbors as today’s game was marred by a bench-clearing brawl in the ninth inning of a scoreless game. Oriole starter Bill Dillman hit Cap Peterson with a pitch to lead off the ninth inning. Peterson took exception and raced toward the mound. Punches were

Injury Concerns for Birds Staff This Spring

Filed under Baltimore Orioles
April 8, 1967

It appeared Oriole Manager Hank Bauer had cause for concern through about the first two weeks of the spring exhibition season. Half his expected starting rotation – Steve Barber and Jim Palmer – nursed sore arms. Wally Bunker was pitching with a sore elbow, the defense was shoddy and the troops weren’t hitting. Then, Tom

Sweet Lou Slam Stuns O’s

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, World Series
October 10, 1966

Baltimore, Oct. 10 (AP) – With a single, quick swing of his bat, 32-year-old Dodger outfielder Lou Johnson erased weeks of his team’s offensive ineffectiveness and lifted his club high upon a swell of confidence as the Dodgers rallied to defeat the Baltimore Orioles, 6-4 before 54,460 at Memorial Stadium. Johnson cracked a grand slam

Dodgers Edge O's, 3-1.

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, World Series
October 8, 1966

Baltimore, Oct. 8 (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers crept back into the World Series with a 3-1 road victory. Claude Osteen and Phil Regan combined on a four-hitter, and would have shut the Orioles out but for more defensive lapses by Walter Alston’s troops. Prior to the game, Alston made a significant lineup change

1966 World Series Preview

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, World Series
October 4, 1966

Baltimore – The Orioles enter the 1966 World Series full of confidence. The only thing Manager Hank Bauer was willing to concede as the Orioles worked out at Dodger Stadium was that the World Series would go at least four games. “We were the best club in baseball in June and July,” the manager said,

Howard, Sox Trip Birds, 3-1.

Filed under Chicago White Sox
September 18, 1966

Bruce Howard (12-3) and Bob Locker combined on an eight-hitter as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Baltimore Orioles, 3-1. Despite the loss, the Orioles’ magic number was reduced to seven by virtue of the Yankees’ 2-1 win over the Twins on Bobby Richardson Day at the Stadium. Baltimore failed to get the key hit

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