April 14, 1970: Prayers for Apollo 13 crew at Cubs’ home opener

What’s usually a day of terrific joy was also a day of grave…
Tommy John (TRADING CARD DB)

June 7, 1970: White Sox edge Yankees in 12 innings on Bat Day at Yankee Stadium

The crowd at Yankee Stadium, 65,880, was the largest gathering…

July 6, 1970: Ron Santo knocks in eight in Cubs’ lopsided win over Expos

After committing three errors and losing a pop foul in the sun…

May 15, 1970: Tom Seaver pitches his second career one-hitter for Mets

The New York Mets arrived in Philadelphia after a brief stop…

May 13, 1970: Gary Gentry throws a one-hitter for Mets to beat the Cubs

It was the first meeting between the Mets and the Cubs since…

May 7, 1970: Wes Parker hits for cycle; triple in 10th wins it for Dodgers

Wes Parker was the National League’s iron man in 1970,…

April 24, 1970: Dodgers beat Mets 1-0 in 15 innings

The New York Mets entered the 1970 season with an aura of adoration,…

June 25, 1970: Koosman, Mets win to sweep five-game series with Cubs

The Chicago Cubs held a 3½-game lead over the second-place New…

May 17, 1970: Hammerin’ Hank Aaron collects 3,000th hit

Hank Aaron was tired and a bit on edge as he made his way to…

June 24, 1970: Reds win final game played at Crosley Field

In the pregame ceremony for the final contest at Crosley Field,…

May 16, 1970: Reds’ Jim McGlothlin pitches last shutout at Crosley Field

The National League West-leading Cincinnati Reds hosted division…

April 7, 1970: Mets win their first opener at Forbes Field’s final Opening Day

On April 7, 1970, one historic first and one historic last occurred…

May 20, 1970: Red-hot Rod Carew hits for the cycle, raises average to .432

In 1969 the Minnesota Twins ran away with the first American…

June 12, 1970: Pirates’ Dock Ellis throws a no-hitter

On June 12, 1970, Dock Ellis pitched one of the greatest games…

May 12, 1970: ‘Mr. Cub’ Ernie Banks reaches milestone with 500th homer

Reduced to a part-time role, 39-year-old Mr. Cub Ernie Banks…

April 7, 1970: Milwaukee Brewers make their debut at County Stadium

It had been a long wait. The last time County Stadium hosted…

April 22, 1970: Mets’ Tom Seaver strikes out 19 Padres batters

The day started well for Tom Seaver on April 22, 1970. He received…

July 6, 1970: The game when Sam McDowell played second base for the Indians

Judging by the announced attendance of 11,950, those who pushed…

May 22, 1970: Braves pin tough loss on rookie Sandy Vance

He wasn’t kin to former Dodger mound greats Dazzy Vance or…

April 16, 1970: Kansas City’s Lou Piniella is thrown out at every base

Have you ever heard of making four outs in a baserunning cycle?…

June 26, 1970: Frank Robinson’s back-to-back grand slams

Before a paid attendance of only 13,194 fans, the Baltimore Orioles…