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Home >> Teams >> MLB Franchises >> American League >> Cleveland Indians >> 1970 Team Capsule >> Feats | Batting and Pitching

1970 Cleveland Indians (MLB)

+ Batting and Pitching Feats and Milestones
W-L Record: 76-86 .469
Rank: 5th in American League East
Run Differential: 649-675 -26
Manager(s): Alvin Dark
General Manager: Alvin Dark
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Ballpark: Cleveland Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 729,752 20/24
Top Draft Pick: Steve Dunning (#2) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Hoot Evers
Assistant Coach: Kerby Farrell
Assistant Coach: Clay Bryant
Assistant Coach: Johnny Lipon
Pitching Coach: Cot Deal

#1 Draft Picks

Steve Dunning (#2), Ray Fosse (#7), Jack Heidemann (#11)
American League East Standings
Full League Standings
  • Batting and Pitching Feats may not always be a positive accomplishment. Outlying negative performances may also be highlighted.
  • Batting Feats and Milestones
    Ted FordCLEBALL 2-8 vs BAL210000000110010011st career game
    Roy FosterCLEBALL 2-8 vs BAL412001200020000011st career game, 1st career hit, 1st career home run, 1st career RBI
    Jack HeidemannCLEBALL 2-8 vs BAL401000000010000041st career hit
    Rich HandCLEBALL 1-13 vs BAL100000000000000011st career game
    Russ NagelsonCLENYAW 2-1 @NYA4110011000000000201st career home run, 1st career RBI
    Jack HeidemannCLENYAL 4-5 @NYA200000100010000091st career RBI
    Ted FordCLEDETL 4-12 @DET311001100120000041st career hit, 1st career home run, 1st career RBI
    Roy FosterCLEDETL 4-12 @DET514200100000000054 hits
    Vada PinsonCLEDETL 2-4 @DET502000000020000016932000th career hit
    Vada PinsonCLEMINW 5-1 @MIN302000300000002117002 sacrifice flies
    Jack HeidemannCLEMINL 1-4 @MIN4011000100000000211st career stolen base
    Roy FosterCLEKCAW 6-3 @KCA4220000100000000191st career stolen base
    Duke SimsCLEMINW 5-4 vs MIN42200230000000004362 home runs
    Rich HandCLEWS2L 3-7 @WS2111000100000001091st career hit, 1st career RBI
    Vince ColbertCLEWS2L 1-3 @WS2000000000000000011st career game
    Ray FosseCLEBOSW 10-7 vs BOS4120015001000000715 RBIs
    Duke SimsCLENYAW 4-3 vs NYA53300230001100004422 home runs
    Ray FosseCLENYAL 7-8 vs NYA5220022000000000752 home runs
    Jack HeidemannCLENYAL 7-8 vs NYA5110011000000000401st career home run
    Tony HortonCLENYAL 7-8 vs NYA43300340010010005543 home runs
    Ted UhlaenderCLEBALL 4-5 @BAL52510000000000005805 hits
    Graig NettlesCLEMILW 9-5 @MIL52300240000000001632 home runs
    Duke SimsCLEMILW 9-5 @MIL42300230000000004522 home runs
    Duke SimsCLEMILW 7-6 @MIL42200240010000014532 home runs
    Phil HenniganCLEMILW 8-4 @MIL4011001000000000261st career hit, 1st career RBI
    Vada PinsonCLEOAKL 2-5 vs OAK41100120000000001731200th career home run
    Duke SimsCLEOAKL 4-6 vs OAK41400120010000004594 hits
    Chuck HintonCLEOAKW 6-5 vs OAK11100120000000001191100th career home run
    Steve DunningCLEMILW 9-2 vs MIL100000000010010011st career game
    Jack HeidemannCLECALW 3-2 vs CAL6141001000100000604 hits
    Roy FosterCLEDETW 2-1 vs DET3220022000000000532 home runs
    Rick AustinCLEDETL 8-9 vs DET100000000010000011st career game
    Tony HortonCLEDETL 8-9 vs DET51410150000000105805 RBIs, 4 hits
    Steve DunningCLENYAL 1-3 @NYA201000000000000031st career hit
    Roy FosterCLEDETW 3-0 @DET5141000000100000604 hits
    Jack HeidemannCLEDETW 8-2 @DET5250001000000000725 hits
    Tony HortonCLEBALW 10-9 @BAL52411120000000005894 hits
    Rick AustinCLEBOSL 4-8 @BOS201100000010000041st career hit
    Duke SimsCLEWS2W 6-4 vs WS242200230000000004702 home runs
    Tony HortonCLEKCAW 9-6 vs KCA22200240000000006082 home runs
    Vada PinsonCLEKCAW 9-6 vs KCA522002300010000117712 home runs
    Steve MingoriCLENYAL 3-7 vs NYA000000000000000011st career game
    Duke SimsCLECALW 2-0 @CAL1010000000000000500500th career game
    Buddy BradfordCLECALW 14-1 vs CAL53300240000000003152 home runs
    Roy FosterCLECALW 14-1 vs CAL43200240010000011162 home runs
    John LowensteinCLEWS2L 1-4 @WS2100000000010000011st career game
    Jim RittwageCLEBOSL 3-4 vs BOS000000000000000011st career game
    John LowensteinCLEWS2L 4-5 vs WS2301000100000000051st career hit, 1st career RBI
    Steve DunningCLEWS2W 13-4 vs WS23010001000200000181st career RBI
    John LowensteinCLEWS2W 13-4 vs WS2522001200000000061st career home run
    Ted UhlaenderCLEWS2W 13-4 vs WS252400140000000006674 hits
    Chuck HintonCLENYAW 3-2 vs NYA311001100000000012491000th career hit
    Duke SimsCLENYAW 4-3 vs NYA52200220001000005222 home runs
    Jim RittwageCLEBALW 4-2 @BAL412000000000000061st career hit
    John LowensteinCLEBOSL 1-2 @BOS4111000100000000141st career stolen base
    Rich RollinsCLEBALL 4-7 vs BAL100000000000000010001000th career game
    Pitching Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultDecNoteIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
    Sam McDowellCLEBALL 2-8 vs BALL 6.1333041110024000--26389-8111 Strikeouts
    Rich HandCLEBALL 1-13 vs BALL 3.156632300016000--10-11st career game
    Sam McDowellCLENYAW 2-1 @NYAW 9511031000237000--26490-8110 Strikeouts
    Sam McDowellCLEWS2W 9-4 vs WS2WCG9843051000038000--26591-8110 Strikeouts
    Phil HenniganCLEMINW 3-1 @MINSv 10000000014000--152-11st career save
    Sam McDowellCLEKCAL 3-4 @KCA 8.15330101010041000--26892-8210 Strikeouts
    Rich HandCLEKCAW 6-3 @KCASv 11000000003000--50-31st career save
    Sam McDowellCLECHAL 1-2 @CHAL 8.1521121500030000--26992-8315 Strikeouts
    Sam McDowellCLEBOSW 3-0 @BOSWSHO930000800029000--27194-83Complete game/Shutout, 3-hitter
    Vince ColbertCLEWS2L 1-3 @WS2 20000010006000--10-01st career game
    Sam McDowellCLEBOSW 7-2 vs BOSWCG9422131000034000--27295-8310 Strikeouts
    Sam McDowellCLEOAKW 2-1 @OAKW 9211131310031000--27496-8313 Strikeouts
    Rich HandCLECALW 6-4 @CALW 8.274430900033000--141-41st career win
    Steve DunningCLEMILW 9-2 vs MILW 552212300020000--11-01st career win, 1st career game
    Rick AustinCLEDETL 8-9 vs DET 2.155522300014000--10-01st career game
    Rick AustinCLEDETW 3-0 @DETW 950003800035000--21-01st career win
    Sam McDowellCLEDETW 8-2 @DETW 952203510034000--281100-84100th career win
    Sam McDowellCLEWS2W 6-4 vs WS2W 8.21144051510041000--283101-8415 Strikeouts
    Dennis HigginsCLEBOSL 2-6 vs BOS 11111000004000--20017-18200th career game
    Steve DunningCLEKCAW 6-0 @KCAW 8200021000029000--82-410 Strikeouts
    Sam McDowellCLEMINW 3-1 @MINW 9311001400030000--285103-8414 Strikeouts
    Steve HarganCLEKCAW 3-0 vs KCAWSHO950003400033000--15848-57Complete game/Shutout
    Rick AustinCLEKCAW 6-5 vs KCASv 0.20000000001000--91-41st career save
    Steve HarganCLEMINW 3-2 vs MINWCG932202510032000--15949-573-hitter
    Steve MingoriCLENYAL 3-7 vs NYA 0.11110000002000--10-01st career game
    Dean ChanceCLEBALW 4-0 vs BALWSHO940003500033000--360122-105Complete game/Shutout
    Vince ColbertCLEWS2W 4-2 @WS2W 1.21000010006000--91-01st career win
    Steve MingoriCLEWS2W 6-3 @WS2Sv 0.10000110002000--40-01st career save
    Dennis HigginsCLECALW 2-0 @CALSv 1.21000040006000--21419-19Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
    Sam McDowellCLEMILL 2-4 vs MIL 8522121200030000--294107-8812 Strikeouts
    Vince ColbertCLEMILW 7-2 vs MILSv 1.10000100005000--141-01st career save
    Rich HandCLECALW 5-1 vs CALWCG911113500031000--306-91-hitter
    Jim RittwageCLEBOSL 3-4 vs BOS 0.21110300006000--10-01st career game
    Steve HarganCLENYAW 3-1 vs NYAWCG921000400029000--16953-582-hitter
    Steve MingoriCLEDETW 4-3 vs DETW 2.11000030008000--171-01st career win
    Jim RittwageCLEBALW 4-2 @BALW 962203710037000--61-01st career win

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