1970 Baseball Replay

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

Tag: Zoilo Versalles

Drysdale Spins Three Hit Shutout

Filed under Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates
June 4, 1968

Don Drysdale evened his record to 6-6 with an overpowering performance at Dodger Stadium against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Drysdale held the formidable Bucs lineup to three hits as Wes Parker homered in Los Angeles’ 2-0 victory. Former Dodger Maury Wills beat out an infield single with one out in the fourth, but Drysdale struck out

Callison Hands Gibson First Loss

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
May 17, 1968

And on his eighth game, Bob Gibson lost. In the first inning at Connie Mack Stadium before a crowd of 17,034, Johnny Callison hit a two-out home run into the left center field bleachers against Cardinal starter Bob Gibson (7-1). Remarkably, the wrong way clout would be the only Phillie hit for the night. Woodie

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

Boston's Impossible Dream Thrown Away

Filed under Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins
September 30, 1967

The Impossible Dream of a pennant-winning season in Boston proved to be impossible after all. Fielding gaffes in stretch run choked any championship dreams for Manager Dick Williams’ troops. A muffed pop fly by reliever John Wyatt cost the Red Sox a crucial win in Detroit two weeks ago. Yesterday, two consecutive errors by third

Valdespino, Versalles Rally Twins to First Place Tie

Filed under Minnesota Twins
May 14, 1967

The Minnesota Twins rallied from a six-run deficit to defeat the Kansas City Athletics 7-6 in ten innings before 11,549 at Metropolitan Stadium. Sandy Valespino hit a three-run pinch-hit home run off Chuck Dobson with one out in the ninth inning. The homer sent Dobson to the showers, and fireman Jack Aker shut down the

Killebrew Hits Home Run Trio Tops Kaycee

Filed under Minnesota Twins
May 13, 1967

The Minnesota Twins hit six home runs off Kansas City pitching, three by Harmon Killebrew, in a 9-6 victory in front of 11,852 witnesses to the fireworks show. Cesar Tovar led off the Twins’ first with a home run into the left field bleachers. Rod Carew singled, and Killebrew followed with the first of his

Versatile Tovar Fills Any Need for Mele

Filed under Minnesota Twins
August 15, 1966

Cesar Tovar, with an outside shot at Rookie-of-the-Year honors in the American League, has continued amazing the Twins with his versatility. Already he has proved he is capable of learning to play second base, taking over the job in late June and holding it for 32 straight games while batting .287. He also has proved

Injured Versalles Returns But Still Struggling

Filed under Minnesota Twins
June 30, 1966

Zoilo Versalles returned to action June 24 after missing a little less than two weeks with a muscle injury similar to the one that affected Camilo Pascual and which required surgery a year ago. Versalles probably must face an operation, too – either soon or after this baseball season. The injury is apparently affecting his

McAuliffe Atones Rookie Gaffe With Late HR

Filed under Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins
June 26, 1966

It was a cool afternoon at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull. A crowd over 30,000 filed into Tiger Stadium for a Sunday double header with the defending champion Minnesota Twins. The series offered the chance for the home club to climb into second place, but those high hopes were dashed with a 3-1 Twins

McAuliffe HR in 11th Averts Twins Sweep

Filed under Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins

It was a cool afternoon at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull. A crowd over 30,000 filed into Tiger Stadium for a Sunday double header with the defending champion Minnesota Twins. The series offered the chance for the home club to climb into second place, but those high hopes were dashed with a 3-1 Twins


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