1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Wes Parker

Giles Rules in Spitball Flare-up at Shea Stadium

Filed under New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies
May 3, 1968

Warren Giles, president of the National League, stepped into the uproar over the controversial “spitball rule” today and that a pitcher should not be charged with a ball for wetting his hand while warming up. Giles issued new instructions to his league’s five umpire crews after Umpire Ed Vargo tossed Philadelphia pitcher John Boozer out

Twins Hold First On Boswell Shutout; Mantle Injured

Filed under Minnesota Twins
April 21, 1968

The Minnesota Twins maintained their half game lead over the surging Oakland Athletics on Dave Boswell’s five-hit shutout over the New York Yankees, 6-0. The game was more disheartening for the Yankees, who have lost Joe Pepitone and Horace Clarke to injury, as slugger Mickey Mantle left the game in the sixth inning with a

1967 Awards Announced

Filed under News
October 20, 1967

Most Valuable Player: American League: Triple Crown winner Carl Yastrzemski, Boston. .325, 46 HR, 123 RBI, 11 SB National League: Close race between batting champion Roberto Clemente and RBI king Ron Santo. Rumor has it that a newsletter circulated out Kansas City by an 18-year-old teenager suggested that the writers combine the on-base percentage and

Sweet Lou Latest On Shelf in Dodger Garden

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers
April 28, 1967

Dodger outfielders began looking over their shoulders and keeping their fingers crossed after the rash of injuries continued to snipe them down, one by one. The latest injury, and most serious, sidelined Sweet Lou Johnson, the team’s Good Humor and Go-Go Man, for a minimum of ten weeks, and perhaps the remainder of the season.

Dodgers Rally Past Braves in Twelve

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers
April 26, 1967

Los Angeles – Jim Hickman hit a bases-loaded single with one out in the 12th inning to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Hickman’s single gave the Dodgers their only lead of the game and it was just in time as the Dodgers rallied from behind to force extra

Osteen, Dodgers Top Reds, 4-1

Filed under Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers
April 18, 1967

Los Angeles – The Dodgers failed to post a victory on their first three-city trip of 1967, then returned home and looked like a different club. The Dodgers celebrated last season’s world championship before the game, and then handed the Cincinnati Reds their first defeat of the season, 4-1, before 17,947 at Dodger Stadium. The

Champion Dodgers Return Amid Injuries and Change

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers
April 1, 1967

The Dodgers broke camp in Florida, March 30, but instead of traveling with the team to Houston, three players – Willie Davis, Lou Johnson and Dick Egan – returned to Los Angeles for medical treatment. Only the Davis case was cause for concern, with X-rays disclosing a chipped inside ankle bone on his left leg,

Dodgers Rally to Take Crown

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, World Series
October 13, 1966

Walter Alston walked out of his office at Dodger Stadium and into the clubhouse. Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax were sitting in front of Koufax’s locker. Both players turned to look at Alston, and the manager flipped a baseball toward Koufax, turned, and walked away. The decision was made. There would be no explanations or

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


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