1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Willie Smith

Memorial Day Action

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins, Montreal Expos, New York Mets, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Pilots
May 30, 1969

The 1969 baseball campaign reached the Memorial Day pole as the clubs jockey for position for the summer stretch. The division leaders have held their grounds, but strange things happen in baseball during the heated months. The new division format doubles pennant fever this summer as more teams should have playoff aspirations. The biggest surprise

Lonborg's Return to Rotation a Success

Filed under Boston Red Sox
June 16, 1968

Jim Lonborg returned the Boston’s starting lineup with a near shutout against the Cleveland Indians on June 16. Lonborg pitched eight scoreless innings before issuing a leadoff walk to Willie Smith in the ninth. Larry Brown followed with his first home run of the season. Lee Stange closed the game out for Lonborg as Boston

Tribe Sets Sights on 1968

Filed under Cleveland Indians
September 8, 1967

It’s still 1967, but Joe Adcock and Gabe Paul wasted no time giving Cleveland baseball fans a preview of 1968 as the Indians appeared headed to their worst finish since 1928 and fewest victories since 1946. Less than ten hours after the Tribe’s Portland (Pacific Coast) affiliate lost a playoff game with Spokane for the

Kralick Recovering From Accident

Filed under Cleveland Indians
May 12, 1967

Tough-luck Jack Kralick went home to Minnesota on May 10 to continue his recuperation from an injury suffered in an automobile accident nine days earlier. Jack is now property of the Mets and hopes to be able to start working out in mid-June. Bill Davis, who suffered a severed Achilles tendon in January, will do

Angel Angles – October 3, 1965

Filed under California Angels
October 3, 1965

* Fred Haney recently cited the Angels’ desperate need for consistent hitting. What he meant was hitting, period. While winning 76 games and losing 86, the Angels scored only 569 runs, second lowest in the junior circuit, for an average of 3.5 runs per game. In an area famed for its movie-land divorces, the Angels’

Angel Angels – July 11, 1965

Filed under California Angels
July 11, 1965

First Half MVP: Willie Smith .318, 11 RBI, 49 RBI Wonderful Willie, a former pitcher, has blossomed into an All-Star outfielder for the Seraphs. Impact Rookie: Jose Cardenal .237, 9 HR, 29 RBI, 27 SB Acquired from the Giants for Jack Hiatt, Cardenal is quickly emerging as the AL’s best basestealing threat. He just needs

1965 All Stars Announced

Filed under All Star Game
July 10, 1965

The Twin Cities will host the 1965 All-Star game on July 13, 1965. After receiving the vote of the players, managers Gene Mauch (NL) and Al Lopez (AL) completed their rosters. Lopez previously announced Cleveland’s Sam McDowell as the Americans starter, and Mauch will hand the ball to San Francisco’s Juan Marichal. The AL starters

Angel Angles – May 5, 1965

Filed under California Angels
May 5, 1965

* Last April, the Angels needed bullpen help from the left side, and GM Fred Haney traded righthander Julio Navarro to Detroit for Willie Smith. The Angel brass knew Willie had hit .380 with Syracuse (International) in 1963, where he posted a 14-2 record while hurling 145 innings in 19 games. “I remember that he


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