1971 Recap

1971 was the year of the Miracle Mets. New York’s National League club had been born in the expansion of 1962 and endured a string of awful seasons through the 60s before showing some signs of improvement by the end of the decade. Several years of high draft position coupled with selecting the right players […]

Dugout Wizards 1970 Year in Review

1970 Recap

Whether one viewed 1970 as the end of the 60s or the start of the 70s was ultimately immaterial in baseball terms. Because in terms of the baseball season, 1970 was definitely one to remember. From the eclipsing of baseball’s most prominent career record to the emergence of some very talented young players, to the […]

Dugout Wizards - 1969 Year In Review

1969 Recap

Major League Baseball added four new teams for 1969 and to say it had a significant impact on both leagues would be a monumental understatement. For one thing, for the first time ever, the leagues split into divisions, adding a round of playoffs before the World Series. The League Championship Series would pit the divisional […]

1968 Recap

In the last season before divisional play, in what would become known as the Year of the Pitcher, there were some incredible performances and – at least in the Senior Circuit – another great pennant race. The National League race came down to the final weekend of the season once again. And this time a […]