On April 7, 1970, The team formerly known as the Seattle Pilots plays their first home game in Milwaukee as the Brewers in front of 36,107 enthusiastic fans at County Stadium. After a five year absence. The Seattle Pilots were the only team in MLB history to only play one season in a city and move. 

The California Angels, behind Andy Messersmith’s four-hit complete game, rout the transplanted Brew Crew, 12-0.

 

 

 

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California Angels 12, Milwaukee Brewers 0

SABR Article

Game Played on Tuesday, April 7, 1970 (D) at County Stadium

CAL A    0  1  3    4  0  0    3  1  0  -  12 14  1
MIL A    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  4  2

BOX+PBP
WP: Messersmith (1-0)
LP: Krausse (0-1)

Play by Play

 

ANGELS 1ST: Alomar grounded out (second to first); Fregosi flied
out to left; Voss flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Angels 0, Brewers 0.

BREWERS 1ST: Harper grounded out (third to first); Snyder flied
out to left; Hegan struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels 0,
Brewers 0.

ANGELS 2ND: Johnson tripled to center; Spencer hit a sacrifice
fly to center [Johnson scored]; Repoz grounded out (second to
first); Azcue grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Angels 1, Brewers 0.

BREWERS 2ND: Walton flied out to center; Hovley singled to
second; McNertney flied out to center; Alvis struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Angels 1, Brewers 0.

ANGELS 3RD: Rodriguez grounded out (shortstop to first);
Messersmith made an out to shortstop; Alomar singled to pitcher;
Alomar stole second; Fregosi walked; Voss tripled to left
[Fregosi scored, Alomar scored]; Krausse threw a wild pitch
[Voss scored]; Johnson struck out; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels
4, Brewers 0.

BREWERS 3RD: Kubiak walked; ROLLINS BATTED FOR KRAUSSE; Rollins
struck out; Harper reached on an error by Fregosi [Kubiak to
second]; Snyder was called out on strikes; Hegan walked [Kubiak
to third, Harper to second]; Walton grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Angels 4, Brewers 0.

ANGELS 4TH: GELNAR REPLACED ROLLINS (PITCHING); Spencer reached
on an error by Snyder [Spencer to second]; Repoz doubled to left
[Spencer scored (unearned)]; Azcue doubled to left [Repoz
scored]; Rodriguez singled to right [Azcue scored]; LAUZERIQUE
REPLACED GELNAR (PITCHING); Messersmith was called out on
strikes; Alomar singled to center [Rodriguez to second]; Fregosi
singled to left [Alomar to second, Rodriguez scored]; Voss
forced Fregosi (pitcher to shortstop) [Alomar to third];
JOHNSTONE BATTED FOR JOHNSON; Johnstone struck out; Alex
Johnson ejected by HP umpire Runge for comments made while in
the on-deck circle; 4 R (3 ER), 5 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Angels 8,
Brewers 0.

BREWERS 4TH: JOHNSTONE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); REPOZ
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Hovley walked; McNertney made an
out to third; Alvis struck out; Kubiak was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Angels 8, Brewers 0.

ANGELS 5TH: Spencer walked; Repoz was called out on strikes;
Azcue grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Spencer out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels 8,
Brewers 0.

BREWERS 5TH: SAVAGE BATTED FOR LAUZERIQUE; Savage made an out to
third; Harper grounded out (shortstop to first); Snyder struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels 8, Brewers 0.

ANGELS 6TH: MEYER REPLACED SAVAGE (PITCHING); Rodriguez singled
to center; Messersmith out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second)
[Rodriguez to second]; Alomar grounded out (pitcher to second to
first) [Rodriguez to third]; Fregosi popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Angels 8, Brewers 0.

BREWERS 6TH: Hegan struck out; Walton struck out; Hovley doubled
to left; McNertney flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Angels 8, Brewers 0.

ANGELS 7TH: Voss walked; Johnstone out on a sacrifice bunt
(third to second) [Voss to second]; Spencer singled to right
[Voss scored]; Repoz tripled to center [Spencer scored]; Azcue
struck out; Rodriguez singled to second [Repoz scored];
Messersmith singled to center [Rodriguez to second]; Alomar
struck out; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Angels 11, Brewers 0.

BREWERS 7TH: Alvis walked; Kubiak grounded into a double play
(pitcher to shortstop to first) [Alvis out at second];
VALDESPINO BATTED FOR MEYER; Valdespino made an out to third; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels 11, Brewers 0.

ANGELS 8TH: MORRIS REPLACED VALDESPINO (PITCHING); Fregosi
doubled to right [Fregosi to third (error by Hovley)]; Morris
threw a wild pitch [Fregosi scored (unearned)]; Voss walked;
Johnstone grounded into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to
first) [Voss out at second]; Spencer struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 1
H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Angels 12, Brewers 0.

BREWERS 8TH: Harper singled to shortstop; Snyder forced Harper
(shortstop to second); Hegan was called out on strikes; Walton
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Angels 12, Brewers 0.

ANGELS 9TH: Repoz struck out; Azcue made an out to second;
Rodriguez flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels 12,
Brewers 0.

BREWERS 9TH: Hovley singled to right; McNertney flied out to
left; Alvis made an out to third; Kubiak made an out to
shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Angels 12, Brewers 0.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Angels          12  14   1    5
 Brewers          0   4   2    8