Big Red Machine

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Blair World Series MVP


Baltimore center fielder Paul Blair was named World Series Most Valuable Player. Although known best for his speed and defensive wizardry, Blair hit .474 with five doubles, a pair of home runs, and nine RBI over the five games. Both of the homers came in game two at Shea Stadium, the second of which was a grand slam that turned the game into a 10-3 laugher that sent the Orioles home with a 2-0 lead in the series. Blair also drove in at least one run in four of the five games.

Monday, December 6, 2010

New York World Series Stats




Strat-O-Matic Report






Primary Player Statistics For 1970 New York World Series


NAME BAVG GM AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO HB SH DP SB CS E
D.Clendenon .444 5 18 3 8 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
B.Harrelson .375 5 16 3 6 1 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 2
J.Foy .300 3 10 0 3 1 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
J.Grote .188 5 16 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1
W.Garrett .182 5 11 1 2 2 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
A.Weis .167 4 6 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
T.Agee .150 5 20 5 3 1 0 1 1 2 4 0 0 0 1 1 0
C.Jones .150 5 20 0 3 1 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 1 0 0 0
R.Swoboda .143 3 7 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
A.Shamsky .143 2 7 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
K.Boswell .125 5 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D.Marshall .000 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K.Singleton .000 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
D.Dyer .000 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M.Jorgensen .000 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
T.Foli ---- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
R.Gaspar ---- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
E.Kranepool ---- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T.Martinez ---- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
L.Stanton ---- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ALL PITCHERS .273 5 11 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
----------------- ---- --- --- --- --- -- -- -- --- --- --- -- -- -- --- -- --
TEAM TOTALS .220 159 35 1 12 28 0 1 6
5 16 8 2 16 1 7 1


NAME ERA W L PCT G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR BB SO
D.Frisella 0.00 0 0 ---- 2 0 0 0 0 4.1 3 0 0 0 5 5
J.McAndrew 0.00 0 0 ---- 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1
T.McGraw 2.45 1 1 .500 3 0 0 0 0 3.2 2 1 1 1 4 0
N.Ryan 2.45 0 1 .000 2 0 0 0 0 3.2 2 1 1 0 4 4
T.Seaver 4.50 0 1 .000 2 2 0 0 0 14.0 11 8 7 2 7 11
J.Koosman 4.91 0 1 .000 2 2 0 0 0 11.0 11 6 6 1 9 8
G.Gentry 13.50 0 0 ---- 1 1 0 0 0 2.2 5 4 4 1 2 4
R.Herbel 19.29 0 0 ---- 3 0 0 0 0 2.1 5 5 5 2 1 0
R.Sadecki 27.00 0 0 ---- 1 0 0 0 0 0.2 2 2 2 0 0 1
D.Chance ---- 0 0 ---- 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
R.Folkers ---- 0 0 ---- 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C.Koonce ---- 0 0 ---- 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
R.Taylor ---- 0 0 ---- 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ALL NON-PITCHERS ---- 0 0 ---- 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team 0 +0
----------------- ---- -- -- ----- --- -- -- -- -- ----- --- --- --- -- --- ---
TEAM TOTALS 5.40 4 5 0 0 42 26 32
1 .200 5 0 43.1 27 7 34








Champs World Series Stats




Strat-O-Matic Report






Primary Player Statistics For 1970 Baltimore World Series


NAME BAVG GM AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO HB SH DP SB CS E
M.Rettenmund .636 3 11 2 7 4 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
T.Crowley .500 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
P.Blair .474 5 19 7 9 5 0 2 9 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 1
B.Robinson .316 5 19 2 6 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
F.Robinson .250 5 20 3 5 0 0 1 3 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
D.Johnson .238 5 21 1 5 1 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
D.Buford .167 4 12 3 2 1 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
B.Powell .158 5 19 4 3 0 0 3 4 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
E.Hendricks .091 3 11 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
M.Belanger .067 5 15 2 1 0 0 0 0 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
C.Motton .000 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
A.Etchebarren .000 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
C.Salmon .000 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B.Grich ---- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D.Baylor ---- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C.Dalrymple ---- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
R.Freed ---- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J.Oates ---- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ALL PITCHERS .182 5 11 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
----------------- ---- --- --- --- --- -- -- -- --- --- --- -- -- -- --- -- --
TEAM TOTALS .250 168 42 0 25 34 4 1 2
5 27 11 7 32 1 1 0


NAME ERA W L PCT G GS CG SH SV IP H R ER HR BB SO
J.Palmer 0.00 1 0 1.000 1 1 1 1 0 9.0 2 0 0 0 5 5
D.Hall 1.50 0 1 .000 2 0 0 0 0 6.0 6 3 1 1 0 2
J.Hardin 2.25 1 0 1.000 2 0 0 0 0 4.0 4 1 1 0 1 1
D.McNally 3.00 1 0 1.000 1 1 1 0 0 9.0 9 4 3 0 1 9
T.Phoebus 3.60 0 0 ---- 1 1 0 0 0 5.0 0 2 2 0 7 1
M.Cuellar 3.75 1 0 1.000 2 2 0 0 0 12.0 14 6 5 1 2 10
M.Lopez ---- 0 0 ---- 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P.Richert ---- 0 0 ---- 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
E.Watt ---- 0 0 ---- 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
F.Beene ---- 0 0 ---- 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D.Leonhard ---- 0 0 ---- 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M.Drabowsky ---- 0 0 ---- 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ALL NON-PITCHERS ---- 0 0 ---- 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team 0 +0
----------------- ---- -- -- ----- --- -- -- -- -- ----- --- --- --- -- --- ---
TEAM TOTALS 2.40 1 5 2 0 35 12 16
4 .800 5 1 45.0 16 2 28








Orioles last ditch rally clinches championship


In a manner fit for a Hollywood script, the Baltimore Orioles scored five runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to claim the 1970 World Championship. Frank Robinson cracked his first postseason homer to tie the game and Boog Powell sent one into orbit toward left-center field to send the hometown crowd onto the field as he circled the bases. The unbelievable finish had the stunned but ecstatic fans screaming long after champagne had begun flowing in the home team clubhouse, but was only fitting for a team that had rung up 114 regular season victories and had appeared invincible throughout the postseason, losing just one game in each series.

There was a clear nervous murmur starting to permeate through the stands after New York built a 5-0 lead against Mike Cuellar, who was denied a fourth postseason victory with his first subpar outing of the postseason. Cuellar had gotten the call after Earl Weaver scratched Jim Palmer for the second straight start, this time wanting to keep the opposing lefty swinging batters on the bench.

With Tom Seaver on the mound holding the Orioles in check, it appeared that the Mets would send the series back to Shea Stadium for game six. Tommie Agee started the scoring with a solo homer in the third inning. Agee and Bud Harrelson had three hits each to set the table throughout the game. Harrelson would drive in Agee in the fifth as the duo reached on back-to-back doubles. Cleon Jones followed with a single to provide a three run cushion.

Agee and Harrelson would be in the middle of it again in the seventh frame. Seaver and Agee singled, with the runners hustling for the extra base. Harrelson lifted a fly ball deep enough to score Seaver, and Agee scored when Paul Blair's throw to third got away to push the lead to 5-0.

The hosts finally broke through the scoring column in the bottom of the frame with an unearned run. Blair doubled and scored when Harrelson throw to first on a grounder by Robinson sailed over the head of first baseman Donn Clendenon.

Seaver pitched one out deep into the ninth after walking the leadoff batter but striking out pinch hitter Terry Crowley. That would be the last out recorded in the series. Ron Herbel entered and proceeded to cough up the lead. Both runners scored on a double by Blair to cut the deficit in half. Robinson followed with the game tying blast. Tug McGraw entered only to see a 1-1 screwball leave the yard off the powerful bat of Powell.

Orioles 6 Mets 5




Strat-O-Matic Report






BOXSCORE: 1970 New York Mets At 1970 Baltimore Orioles 10/15/1970

Mets AB R H RBI AVG Orioles AB R H RBI AVG
T.Agee CF 5 3 3 1 .176 D.Buford LF 3 1 1 0 .185
B.Harrelson SS 4 1 3 2 .200 P.Blair CF 4 2 2 2 .306
C.Jones LF 5 0 1 1 .235 F.Robinson RF 5 1 2 2 .250
D.Clendenon 1B 4 0 2 0 .364 B.Powell 1B 5 1 1 1 .200
J.Foy 3B 3 0 0 0 .267 B.Robinson 3B 3 0 0 0 .333
B-W.Garrett PH,3B 1 0 1 0 .190 E.Hendricks C 4 0 0 0 .167
K.Singleton RF 2 0 0 0 .167 D.Johnson 2B 4 0 1 0 .139
D-R.Swoboda RF 0 0 0 0 .091 M.Belanger SS 3 1 0 0 .034
J.Grote C 3 0 0 0 .207 M.Cuellar P 2 0 1 0 .333
A.Weis 2B 3 0 0 0 .100 A-C.Motton PH 1 0 0 0 .000
C-K.Boswell PH,2B 1 0 0 0 .056 J.Hardin P 0 0 0 0 ----
T.Seaver P 4 1 1 0 .200 E-T.Crowley PH 1 0 0 0 .667
R.Herbel P 0 0 0 0 ----
T.McGraw P 0 0 0 01.000
-- -- -- --- -- -- -- ---
Totals 35 5 11 4 Totals 35 6 8 5

A-Pinch Hit For Cuellar In 7th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Foy In 8th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Weis In 8th Inning
D-Subbed Defensively (RF) For Singleton In 8th Inning
E-Pinch Hit For Hardin In 9th Inning

Mets............ 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 - 5 11 4
Orioles......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 - 6 8 1

Mets (4-5) IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
T.Seaver 8 1/3 5 3 2 4 3 0 134 4.00
R.Herbel BS(1st) 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 9 19.29
T.McGraw LOSS(1-1) 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 3 3.52
Totals 8 1/3 8 6 5 4 3 2

Orioles (7-2) IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
M.Cuellar 7 9 5 4 2 7 1 108 3.12
J.Hardin WIN(1-0) 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 33 1.80
Totals 9 11 5 4 3 8 1

ATTENDANCE- 4,109 DATE- Thursday, October 15th 1970 TIME- Day WEATHER- Bad
UMPIRES- Larry Napp, John Rice, Marty Springstead, Larry Barnett
T- 2:38
LEFT ON BASE- Mets: 7 Orioles: 9
DOUBLE PLAYS- Mets: 1 Orioles: 2
ERRORS- B.Harrelson-2, A.Weis-2, P.Blair
DOUBLES- T.Agee(1st), B.Harrelson(1st), D.Clendenon(3rd), W.Garrett(2nd),
P.Blair-2(5th)
HOME RUNS- T.Agee(2nd), F.Robinson(1st), B.Powell(5th)
SACRIFICE HITS- P.Blair
SACRIFICE FLIES- B.Harrelson
WALKS- K.Singleton-2, J.Grote, D.Buford-2, B.Robinson, M.Belanger
STRIKE OUTS- B.Harrelson, C.Jones-2, D.Clendenon, K.Singleton, T.Seaver-3,
D.Johnson, C.Motton, T.Crowley
GIDP- C.Jones, J.Grote

With the hometown crowd on the edge of their seats, Baltimore Orioles came
from behind to top New York Mets, 6 to 5.

Baltimore won the game with a rally in the bottom of the 9th inning when they
tallied 5 runs on 4 hits. The big moment was provided by Frank Robinson who
came through for the home fans when he cracked a two-run shot (his 1st of the
season). Baltimore won despite being out-hit by New York 11 hits to 8.

The victory went to Jim Hardin(1-0) who went 2 innings, allowing no runs. Tug
McGraw(1-1) was charged with the loss in relief. He was unable to retire a
batter allowing 1 hit and no walks.

Hardin and Paul Blair were really whooping it up in the clubhouse after the
great come from behind victory. As Earl Weaver noted, 'A win like this one
can do wonders for a team's attitude.' Everyone shares in the joy - the fans,
the players - even you guys - it's better than winning by a dozen runs!'








Sunday, December 5, 2010

Shamsky blast keeps Mets alive

Orioles fans had to put away their brooms as a late two run homer by Art Shamsky provided the winning margin as New York won their first ever World Series contest. Tug McGraw provided three innings of one-hit, scoreless relief to gain the victory. Baltimore leads the series, 3-1.

Just like game three, the guests scored in their half of the first. However, the pair of runs scored without benefit of a hit off Baltimore starter Tom Phoebus, who got the nod from manager Earl Weaver in order to give Jim Palmer an extra day's rest with the series clinch just one win away. Phoebus did not give up a hit, but lasted just five innings due to issuing seven walks.

Baltimore knotted the score with single runs in the first and third innings off lefty Jerry Koosman. Paul Blair walked and Merv Rettenmund doubled to set the stage for Frank Robinson, who drove in the first run on a grounder to second. Rettenmund, now htting .625 in the postseason, doubled again in the third to drive in the tying run.

The home team pushed across the go ahead run in the sixth inning with another two bagger, this time from Davey Johnson. With the stellar Baltimore bullpen rested, it looked as if the visitors had taken the final dagger.

Dick Hall was called on for the long relief stint and tossed two scoreless frames before being touched up by Shamsky in the eighth inning. The runs were unearned as Tommie Agee scored after reaching on a rare error by sure-handed shortstop Mark Belanger.

McGraw would finish things off, allowing just one baserunner the rest of the way. Hits were hard to come by, with the Orioles outhitting their opponent, 5-4.

Game 5 will pit Tom Seaver against Palmer.

Mets 4 Orioles 3




Strat-O-Matic Report






BOXSCORE: 1970 New York Mets At 1970 Baltimore Orioles 10/14/1970

Mets AB R H RBI AVG Orioles AB R H RBI AVG
T.Agee CF 2 2 0 0 .103 P.Blair CF 3 1 1 0 .281
W.Garrett 3B 2 1 0 0 .150 M.Rettenmund LF 5 0 2 1 .625
C.Jones LF 4 0 0 0 .241 F.Robinson RF 2 1 0 1 .222
A.Shamsky RF 3 1 1 3 .125 B.Powell 1B 4 0 0 0 .200
D.Clendenon 1B 3 0 0 0 .345 B.Robinson 3B 4 0 1 0 .367
K.Boswell 2B 2 0 1 0 .059 D.Johnson 2B 3 0 1 1 .125
J.Grote C 4 0 1 0 .231 A.Etchebarren C 3 0 0 0 .000
B.Harrelson SS 2 0 0 0 .115 M.Belanger SS 3 0 0 0 .038
B-D.Marshall PH 1 0 0 0 .000 E-C.Salmon PH,SS 1 0 0 0 .000
D-A.Weis SS 1 0 0 0 .143 T.Phoebus P 0 1 0 0 ----
J.Koosman P 2 0 0 0 .000 A-C.Motton PH 1 0 0 0 .000
C-M.Jorgensen PH 1 0 0 0 .000 D.Hall P 1 0 0 0 .000
T.McGraw P 1 0 1 01.000 F-D.Buford PH 1 0 0 0 .167
-- -- -- --- -- -- -- ---
Totals 28 4 4 3 Totals 31 3 5 3

A-Pinch Hit For Phoebus In 5th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Harrelson In 7th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Koosman In 7th Inning
D-Subbed Defensively (SS) For Marshall In 7th Inning
E-Pinch Hit For Belanger In 8th Inning
F-Pinch Hit For Hall In 9th Inning

Mets............ 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 - 4 4 0
Orioles......... 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 3 5 1

Mets (4-4) IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA SCORESHEET
J.Koosman 6 4 3 3 3 6 0 87 3.32 A1 C8
T.McGraw WIN(1-0) 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 44 2.35 C9
Totals 9 5 3 3 5 6 0

Orioles (6-2) IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA SCORESHEET
T.Phoebus 5 0 2 2 7 1 0 88 3.00 A1 C2
D.Hall LOSS(0-1) 4 4 2 0 0 2 1 57 1.13 C3
Totals 9 4 4 2 7 3 1

ATTENDANCE- 11,545 DATE- Wednesday, October 14th 1970 TIME- Day WEATHER- Average
UMPIRES- Jake O'Donnell, Jim Honochick, Frank Umont, George Maloney
T- 2:35
LEFT ON BASE- Mets: 5 Orioles: 8
DOUBLE PLAYS- Mets: 0 Orioles: 1
ERRORS- M.Belanger
DOUBLES- P.Blair(3rd), M.Rettenmund-2(5th), D.Johnson(1st)
HOME RUNS- A.Shamsky(1st)
STOLEN BASES- T.Agee(2nd)
CAUGHT STEALING- T.Agee
SACRIFICE HITS- P.Blair
SACRIFICE FLIES- A.Shamsky
WALKS- T.Agee-2, W.Garrett-2, D.Clendenon, K.Boswell-2, P.Blair, F.Robinson-2,
D.Johnson, A.Etchebarren
HIT BY PITCH- T.Phoebus
STRIKE OUTS- K.Boswell, J.Koosman, M.Jorgensen, F.Robinson, B.Powell-2,
A.Etchebarren, M.Belanger, C.Motton
GIDP- B.Harrelson
WILD PITCHES- T.Phoebus-3, D.Hall
WEB GEMS- Top 9th: Andy Etchebarren blocked the plate, saving a run!

One run was the difference at Memorial Stadium as the New York Mets defeated
the Baltimore Orioles 4 to 3.

New York won the game with a rally in the top of the 8th inning with 2 runs.
Tommie Agee kicked off the action when he reached on an error. After an out
was recorded, Dick Hall stepped in and he let loose a wild pitch. One out
later, Art Shamsky came up and he cracked a two-run shot (his 1st of the
season). New York managed only 4 hits on the afternoon.

Tug McGraw(1-0) got credit for the victory, pitching 3 innings and allowing no
runs. Hall(0-1) was hit with the loss in relief. He was pinned with the loss
despite not allowing an earned run in his 4 innings of work.


SCORESHEET: 1970 New York Mets at 1970 Baltimore Orioles
T.Agee-A1 A1:W>b1 B1:L/4 C1:W>b1 *8*:E/6


W.Garret-A1 A2:SB>12 B2:W>b1 C2:CS/26> D2:F/9
WP>23 W>b 1o G/53
1
C.Jones-A1 A3:WP>3# B3:G/63 *6*:L/5 D3:WP>12
12 P/6 G/53

A.Shamsk-A1 A4:WP>23 *4*:F/8 C4:G/43 D4:HR>2#
SF/9>3# b#

D.Clende-A1 A5:L/6 B5:W>b1 C5:G/43 D5:P/3


K.Boswel-A1 *2*:W>b1 B6:W>12 b *7*:K *9*:Si
1

J.Grote-A1 A7:P/5 B7:L/6 C7:Si D7:G/3>12


B.Harrel-A1 A8:G-DP/3 B8:G/63 C8:F/7 D8:F/9
D.Marsha-C8 63>1o
A.Weis-D1
J.Koosma-A1 *3*:K *5*:L/4 C9:K D9:Si>2o
M.Jorgen-C9
T.McGraw-D1

P.Blair-A1 A1:W>b1 B1:Sac/34 C1:F/7 D1:Do E1:G/63
>12

M.Retten-A1 A2:Do>13 B2:Do>2# *6*:G/63 D2:F/8 E2:F/8


F.Robins-A1 A3:G/43>3 B3:K C3:W>b1 D3:W>b1
# 23

B.Powell-A1 A4:K B4:K C4:L/5 D4:F/8


B.Robins-A1 A5:F/8 *4*:G/63 C5:Si>12 *8*:P/3


D.Johnso-A1 *2*:F/7 B6:L/4 C6:Do>2# D6:W>b1
13

A.Etcheb-A1 A7:K B7:G/13 C7:IW>b1 D7:F/9


M.Belang-A1 A8:K *5*:P/6 C8:F/9 D8:G/63
C.Salmon-D8

T.Phoebu-A1 *3*:HBP B9:K *7*:F/7 *9*:G/43
C.Motton-B9
D.Hall-C2+