1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Walt Bond

Kosco, Bond Among Twins Roster Victims

Filed under Minnesota Twins
May 14, 1967

The Twins returned to American League play with a new look after the squad cut-downs. Walt Bond was forced into the difficult world of baseball unemployment. Sandy Valdespino survived. Rich Reese suddenly went into the starting lineup and Ron Clark got a good shot at third base. And Manager Sam Mele was talking about Bob

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

Astronotes – October 3, 1965

Filed under Houston Astros
October 3, 1965

* It was a very disappointing year for the Astros who dropped their 100th game in listless fashion, a 9-0 loss to St. Louis on the final game of the season. It was the worst finish in the short history of the expansion club. Joe Morgan, Jimmy Wynn, and Rusty Staub all did commendable jobs

Astronotes – August 15, 1965

Filed under Houston Astros
August 15, 1965

# Robin Roberts, the 38-year-old one-time National League great, signed a contract with the Houston Astros, August 6, and Manager Luman Harris announced the righthander would be in the team’s starting rotation. He won his first start, August 9, firing a five-hit, 7-0 shutout against his old team, the Phillies. Roberts described as misleading the

Orphan Braves Win Eighth Straight

Filed under Atlanta Braves
May 5, 1965

Milwaukee, May 5 – What if no one showed up for the game? Would the game still matter? These answers are being answered in Milwaukee as the Atlanta-bound Braves took a three game lead in the National League with a 5-4 win over Houston before 1,391 friends and family at County Stadium. Despite the paltry

Astronotes – April 15, 1965

Filed under Houston Astros
April 15, 1965

* Joe Gaines, who impressed Manager Luman Harris this spring to earn a major-league job, enjoyed a career day at Shea Stadium on April 14. Gaines hit two home runs, one off Met reliever Dennis Ribant and the other off Carl Willey, in the 6-5 extra inning loss. A batter hitting two home runs in


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