1970 Cleveland Indians season

The 1970 Cleveland Indians season was the 70th season for the franchise. The club finished in fifth place in the American League East with a record of 76 wins and 86 losses.

1970 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Vernon Stouffer
General manager(s)Alvin Dark
Manager(s)Alvin Dark
Local televisionWJW-TV
Local radioWERE (1300)
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Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 108 54 0.667 59–22 49–32
New York Yankees 93 69 0.574 15 53–28 40–41
Boston Red Sox 87 75 0.537 21 52–29 35–46
Detroit Tigers 79 83 0.488 29 42–39 37–44
Cleveland Indians 76 86 0.469 32 43–38 33–48
Washington Senators 70 92 0.432 38 40–41 30–51

Record vs. opponents

1970 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK WSH
Baltimore 13–5 7–5 9–3 14–4 11–7 12–0 7–5 5–7 11–7 7–5 12–6
Boston 5–13 5–7 8–4 12–6 9–9 7–5 5–7 7–5 10–8 7–5 12–6
California 5–7 7–5 12–6 6–6 6–6 10–8 12–6 8–10 5–7 8–10 7–5
Chicago 3–9 4–8 6–12 6–6 6–6 7–11 7–11 6–12 5–7 2–16 4–8
Cleveland 4–14 6–12 6–6 6–6 7–11 8–4 7–5 6–6 8–10 7–5 11–7
Detroit 7–11 9–9 6–6 6–6 11–7 6–6 8–4 4–8 7–11 6–6 9–9
Kansas City 0–12 5–7 8–10 11–7 4–8 6–6 12–6 5–13 1–11 7–11 6–6
Milwaukee 5–7 7–5 6–12 11–7 5–7 4–8 6–12 5–13 3–9–1 8–10 5–7
Minnesota 7–5 5–7 10–8 12–6 6–6 8–4 13–5 13–5 5–7 13–5 6–6
New York 7–11 8–10 7–5 7–5 10–8 11–7 11–1 9–3–1 7–5 6–6 10–8
Oakland 5–7 5–7 10–8 16–2 5–7 6–6 11–7 10–8 5–13 6–6 10–2
Washington 6–12 6–12 5–7 8–4 7–11 9–9 6–6 7–5 6–6 8–10 2–10

Notable transactions

Roster

1970 Cleveland Indians
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 Ray Fosse 120 450 138 .307 18 61
1B Tony Horton 115 413 111 .269 17 59
2B Eddie Leon 152 549 136 .248 10 56
3B Graig Nettles 157 549 129 .235 26 62
SS Jack Heidemann 133 445 94 .211 6 37
LF Roy Foster 139 477 128 .268 23 60
CF Ted Uhlaender 141 473 127 .268 11 46
RF Vada Pinson 148 574 164 .286 24 82

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
Duke Sims 110 345 91 .264 23 56
Chuck Hinton 107 195 62 .318 9 29
Buddy Bradford 75 163 32 .196 7 23
Larry Brown 72 155 40 .258 0 15
Lou Klimchock 41 56 9 .161 1 2
Ted Ford 26 46 8 .174 1 1
John Lowenstein 17 43 11 .256 1 6
Rich Rollins 42 43 10 .233 2 4
Ken Harrelson 17 39 11 .282 1 1
Vern Fuller 29 33 6 .182 1 2
Russ Nagelson 17 24 3 .125 1 2
Lou Camilli 16 15 0 .000 0 0

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
Sam McDowell 39 305 20 12 2.92 304
Rich Hand 35 159.2 6 13 3.83 110
Steve Hargan 23 142.2 11 3 2.90 72
Steve Dunning 19 94.1 4 9 4.96 77
Barry Moore 13 70.1 3 5 4.22 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
Dean Chance 45 155 9 8 4.24
Mike Paul 30 88 2 8 4.81
Rick Austin 31 67.2 2 5 4.79
Jim Rittwage 8 26 1 1 4.15

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
Dennis Higgins 58 4 6 11 3.99 82
Fred Lasher 55 2 10 8 4.19 52
Phil Hennigan 42 6 3 3 4.02 43
Dick Ellsworth 29 3 3 2 4.53 13
Vince Colbert 23 1 1 2 7.26 17
Steve Mingori 21 1 0 1 2.66 16
Bob Miller 15 2 2 1 4.18

Award winners

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Wichita Aeros American Association Ken Aspromonte
AA Savannah Indians Southern League Ray Hathaway
A Reno Silver Sox California League Pinky May
A Sumter Indians Western Carolinas League Len Johnston
Rookie GCL Indians Gulf Coast League Joe Lutz

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Notes

  1. ^ Horacio Piña page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Luis Tiant page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Chris Chambliss page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Tommy Smith page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Dennis Kinney page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Lou Klimchock page at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

References

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American League pennants (6)
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