1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Woody Woodward

With Clay in Bullpen, Reds Sigh With Relief

Filed under Cincinnati Reds
August 25, 1968

Milt Pappas and Tony Cloninger grabbed the headlines when the Reds and Braves made a six-player swap back on June 11. The tag-end of the stories recounting the trade told that, in addition to Cloninger, the Reds also obtained pitcher Clay Carroll and infielder Woody Woodward, and that infielder Bob Johnson and pitcher Ted Davidson

Pappas Not Surprised By Six-Player Deal

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds
June 11, 1968

The trade did not surprise Milt Pappas. Only a few days before the veteran righthander was swapped to Atlanta in a six-player transaction, he had predicted he soon would be wearing a Braves’ uniform. However, Reds General Manager Bob Howsam, in making the announcement of the trade, denied Pappas’ controversial role as Reds’ player representative

Richards Not Hiding Disappointment Over Season

Filed under Atlanta Braves
September 22, 1967

Braves’ Vice-President Paul Richards is not hiding his disappointment with his club. As the Braves lost their third straight, scouts representing at least a half-dozen major league clubs were on hand. “Think they’ll see anything they like,” someone asked Richards. “I don’t know,” replied Richards, “but let ’em look. They way we have been playing,

Hundley, Cubs Earn Independence Day Split

Filed under Chicago Cubs
July 4, 1967

Randy Hundley drove in five runs as the Chicago Cubs rallied late to defeat the Atlanta Braves, 8-5, for a split of an Independence Day twi-night doubleheader. Cubs manager Le Durocher and the Cubs were doing a slow burn over the Braves management’s 11th hour decision to delay the start of the night game of

Mathews HR's in Atlanta, But Braves Rally For Victory

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros
June 28, 1967

In a series of turnabouts, Eddie Mathews homered against his former club but it was reliever Claude Raymond earning the win in the Braves’ 6-5 eleven inning triumph over the Houston Astros. In last night’s tilt, former Brave Wade Blasingame defeated his former club. Rusty Staub paced the Astro attack early with a two-run home

Pitching, Defense Key to Atlanta Flag Hopes

Filed under Atlanta Braves
April 11, 1967

How do the Braves stack up this season? Phillies manager Gene Mauch said the other day that the Braves can “make a joke of this thing if they get any kind of pitching.” Billy Hitchcock, the Braves’ manager, merely smiles at that suggestion and wouldn’t care to ditto the statement, thank you. Hitchcock can see

LeMaster Grounds Astros, 6-0

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros

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

Niekro Credits Knuckler for Success

Filed under Atlanta Braves
August 19, 1966

Since his recall from Richmond at the end of last month, Phil Niekro has made three scoreless appearances, and earned a victory with his three and two-thirds of scoreless innings to finish off the Giants, 4-3, this evening. Niekro relieved Denny Lemaster with the bases loaded in the sixth inning of a 3-3 game. Niekro

Bragan Out; Hitchcock In at Braves Helm

Filed under Atlanta Braves
August 10, 1966

The Braves had made the press conference a rather routine happening since moving to Atlanta, so when they asked newsmen to gather for another one, August 9, it was taken in a routine vein. But when President-General Manager John McHale walked into the room with Billy Hitchcock, the group knew this wasn’t going to be

Cardinals Open Second Home With Loss

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
May 12, 1966

There were cold cuts – ham, cheese and poorboy sandwiches – instead of hot dogs, hot hamburgers and hot pizza. There were cold cuts by batters because of the unseasonably low temperatures – around 50 degrees. There were some minor foul-ups. The message board, the press elevator and the acoustics were off the beam a


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