1971

When four Orioles’ pitchers won their 20th game in the same week

When four Orioles’ pitchers won their 20th game in the same week
January 14, 2014 No Comments »

If a pitcher wins 20 games today they’re automatically a favorite to win the Cy Young Award. They’re the ace of their staff, too. But what if your team has four 20-game winners? That happened with the Baltimore Orioles in ... Read More »

Cincinnati slugger George Foster was his own man

Cincinnati slugger George Foster was his own man
September 7, 2012 No Comments »

It would have been difficult to keep your eyes in your head if you had the opportunity to walk through the clubhouse of the Cincinnati Reds in the 1970s. Over there was Johnny Bench, the greatest catcher in the game ... Read More »

VIDEO: Jackson’s monster blast at Tiger Stadium in 1971 All-Star Game

VIDEO: Jackson’s monster blast at Tiger Stadium in 1971 All-Star Game
September 6, 2012 No Comments »

The 1971 All-Star Game is considered by many to be the greatest in Midsummer Classic history. It had great stars, great moments, lots of home runs. The biggest shot that night came off the bat of Oakland’s Reggie Jackson. Not ... Read More »

Pittsburgh’s “Lumber Company” paced team to success in 1970s

Pittsburgh’s “Lumber Company” paced team to success in 1970s
September 4, 2012 3 Comments »

In baseball if your team gets a nickname it’s a sign that things are going well. Bad teams don’t get nicknames. In the 1970s the Pittsburgh Pirates were (next to Cincinnati) the most successful team in the National League. Led ... Read More »

Little Freddie Patek made immediate impact on Royals

Little Freddie Patek made immediate impact on Royals
April 25, 2012 No Comments »

You have to wonder if Freddie Patek would even get drafted by a major league team today. Even back in the mid-1960s when baseball was much different than it is now, Patek wasn’t selected until the 22nd round of the ... Read More »

VIDEO: Oakland A’s camera day from 1968 and 1971

VIDEO: Oakland A’s camera day from 1968 and 1971
March 20, 2012 No Comments »

In this rare clip from YouTube we see 8MM clips from “camera day” at Oakland’s Coliseum in 1968 and 1971. Some of the players we see include Bert Campaneris, Sal Bando, Vida Blue, Rick Monday, and Rollie Fingers, as well ... Read More »