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1970 Oakland Athletics season

1970 Oakland Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Oakland, California (since 1968)
  • Results
    Record 89–73 (.549)
    Other information
    Owner(s) Charles O. Finley
    Manager(s) John McNamara
    Local television KBHK
    Local radio KNBR
    (Monte Moore, Harry Caray)
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    The 1970 Oakland Athletics season involved the A's finishing second in the American League West with a record of 89 wins and 73 losses. In 1970, owner Charlie Finley officially changed the team name from the Athletics to the "A's". An "apostrophe-s" was added to the cap and uniform emblem to reflect that fact.

    Offseason

    During the off-season, Reggie Jackson sought an increase in salary, and A's owner Charlie Finley threatened to send Jackson to the minors. Commissioner Bowie Kuhn successfully intervened in their dispute. Reggie Jackson demanded $60,000 per season, while he was offered $40,000 by Charlie Finley. Both parties settled on $45,000,[1] but Jackson's numbers in 1970 dropped sharply, as he hit just 23 home runs while batting .237.

    Notable transactions

    Round 4: Mitchell Page (did not sign)
    Secondary Phase[7]
    Round 1: Vic Harris [8]

    Regular season

    • During the 1970 season, there were rumours of the Athletics attempting to relocate to Toronto, Ontario.[9]
    • At the end of May, the Athletics were 25-23, and 8 games back of the first place Minnesota Twins.[10]
    • September 21: Vida Blue threw a no-hitter versus the Minnesota Twins.[11]
    • The club hired Harry Caray to do the play by play for the Athletics. Charlie Finley wanted Caray to change his broadcast chant of Holy Cow to Holy Mule. Caray refused and left after the season.[12]

    Season standings

    AL West W L GB Pct.
    Minnesota Twins 98 64 0 .605
    Oakland Athletics 89 73 9.0 .549
    California Angels 86 76 12.0 .531
    Kansas City Royals 65 97 33.0 .401
    Milwaukee Brewers 65 97 33.0 .401
    Chicago White Sox 56 106 42.0 .346

    Notable transactions

    Round 1: Dan Ford (18th pick)[15]

    Roster

    1970 Oakland Athletics
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    C Fernández, FrankFrank Fernández 94 252 54 .214 15 44
    1B Mincher, DonDon Mincher 140 463 114 .246 27 74
    3B Bando, SalSal Bando 155 502 132 .263 20 75
    SS Campaneris, BertBert Campaneris 147 603 168 .279 22 64
    RF Jackson, ReggieReggie Jackson 149 426 101 .237 23 66

    Other batters

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    Duncan, DaveDave Duncan 86 232 60 .259 10 29
    Davis, TommyTommy Davis 66 200 58 .290 1 27
    Hovley, SteveSteve Hovley 72 100 19 .190 0 1
    Donaldson, JohnJohn Donaldson 41 89 22 .247 1 11
    Peña, RobertoRoberto Peña 19 58 15 .259 0 3
    Driscoll, JimJim Driscoll 21 52 10 .192 1 2
    Johnson, BobBob Johnson 30 46 8 .174 1 2
    Francona, TitoTito Francona 32 33 8 .242 1 6
    Tartabull, JoséJosé Tartabull 24 13 3 .231 0 2

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Dobson, ChuckChuck Dobson 41 267 16 15 3.74 149
    Hunter, CatfishCatfish Hunter 40 262.1 18 14 3.81 178
    Blue, VidaVida Blue 6 38.2 2 0 2.09 35

    Other pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Seguí, DiegoDiego Seguí 47 162 10 10 2.56 95
    Fingers, RollieRollie Fingers 45 148 7 9 3.65 79
    Downing, AlAl Downing 10 41 3 3 3.95 26

    Relief pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Grant, MudcatMudcat Grant 72 6 2 24 1.82 54
    Lindblad, PaulPaul Lindblad 62 8 2 3 2.70 42
    Lachemann, MarcelMarcel Lachemann 41 3 3 3 2.78 39
    Rodríguez, RobertoRoberto Rodríguez 6 0 0 0 2.92 8
    Talbot, FredFred Talbot 1 0 1 0 10.80 0

    Awards and honors

    • Bert Campaneris led the American League in Stolen Bases[17]

    Farm system

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    References

    1. Charlie Finley: The Outrageous Story of Baseball's Super Showman, p.134, G. Michael Green and Roger D. Launius. Walker Publishing Company, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-8027-1745-0
    2. Manny Trillo page at Baseball Reference
    3. Danny Cater page at Baseball Reference
    4. Diego Seguí page at Baseball Reference
    5. Phil Roof page at Baseball Reference
    6. 1970 Oakland Athletics Picks in the MLB January Amateur Draft
    7. 1970 Oakland Athletics Picks in the MLB January Amateur Draft (Secondary Phase)
    8. Vic Harris page at Baseball Reference
    9. Charlie Finley: The Outrageous Story of Baseball's Super Showman, p.120, G. Michael Green and Roger D. Launius. Walker Publishing Company, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-8027-1745-0
    10. Charlie Finley: The Outrageous Story of Baseball's Super Showman, p.134, G. Michael Green and Roger D. Launius. Walker Publishing Company, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-8027-1745-0
    11. Charlie Finley: The Outrageous Story of Baseball's Super Showman, p.140, G. Michael Green and Roger D. Launius. Walker Publishing Company, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-8027-1745-0
    12. Charlie Finley: The Outrageous Story of Baseball's Super Showman, p.141, G. Michael Green and Roger D. Launius. Walker Publishing Company, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-8027-1745-0
    13. John Donaldson page at Baseball Reference
    14. 1970 Oakland Athletics Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
    15. Dan Ford page at Baseball Reference
    16. Steve Hovley page at Baseball Reference
    17. Charlie Finley: The Outrageous Story of Baseball's Super Showman, p.141, G. Michael Green and Roger D. Launius. Walker Publishing Company, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-8027-1745-0

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