Major League Season Recap 1970

World Series – Baltimore Orioles AL over Cincinnati Reds NL 4 games to 1

World Series MVP – Brooks Robinson
Babe Ruth Award – Brooks Robinson

ALCS Baltimore Orioles over Minnesota Twins 3 games to 0 ALCS MVP – 
NLCS Cincinnati Reds over Pittsburgh Pirates 3 games to 0 NLCS MVP –

Awards –

Cy Young Award National League Bob Gibson
Cy Young Award American League Jim Perry

MVP Awards –
NL Johnny Bench
AL Boog Powell

NL Rookie of The Year – Carl Morton
AL Rookie of The Year – Thurman Munson

Roberto Clemente Award –

All-Star Game – July 14, 1970 – N.L. 5 over A.L. 4 (12) , played at Riverfront Stadium (NL)
AL Starter Jim Palmer NL Starter Tom Seaver MVP – Carl Yastrzemski

Al Lopez Day in Tampa bay

Al Lopez Day in Tampa bay

Frank Robinson

1970-06-26

Roberto Clemente compiles his second straight 5-hit game during an 11 – 0 pasting of Los Angeles. He is the first major leaguer this century to collect 10 hits in two consecutive games. John Wiebusch of the Los Angeles Times reports: “In the Saturday marathon – the 16-inning struggle that lasted nearly 4 1/2 hours – Clemente singled in his first three at-bats (driving in the Pirates’ first run), lined out in his next two chances, then finished with two more singles (scoring the second and winning run). Sunday afternoon, the 36-year-old native of Puerto Rico had three singles, a double and a home run. He scored four runs and drove in three. Danny Murtaugh, the manager of the Pirates, whistled and said: ‘Ten hits in two games! When I was playing, that was my quota for a month.’ It was, sadly, close to the Dodger quota too, and the team that hit .360 in the 11 games before the return to Dodger Stadium Friday night has 11 hits in two games.” In the fifth inning of today’s contest, with Pittsburgh already up, 6 – 0, and 8 of Clemente’s 10 safeties already under his belt, Pirate starter Steve Blassborrows his teammate’s batting helmet and proceeds to bunt for a base hit. He later tells Roy McHugh of the Pittsburgh Press: “His helmet wasn’t allowed to be involved in an out, something told me.” Ironically, the only out Clemente does make in the game comes three batters later, the bases filled with Bucs and Blass stranded at third.