On April 9 1970 at Dodger Stadium- Wayne Simpson pitched a two-hit shutout in his first major league game and beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0 in Los Angeles. Simpson faces only 29 batters and struck out 2.

Johnny Bench provided the offense going 3-4 with a homerun off future hall of famer Don Sutton.

Only 21, Simpson was 13-1 at the All-Star break, and finishes 14-3.