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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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.

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


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

Opening Day Lineup

Opening Day Starters
# Name Position
22 Ted Ford RF
26 Ted Uhlaender CF
27 Roy Foster LF
11 Tony Horton 1B
8 Ray Fosse C
18 Jack Heidemann SS
12 Graig Nettles 3B
24 Eddie Leon 2B
48 Sam McDowell P

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Roster

1970 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
Rick Austin 31 18 0 2 1 0 0 0 .111 0
Buddy Bradford 75 163 25 32 6 1 7 23 .196 0
Larry Brown 72 155 17 40 5 2 0 15 .258 1
Lou Camilli 16 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Dean Chance 45 42 1 3 0 0 0 3 .071 0
Vince Colbert 23 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Steve Dunning 19 31 0 5 0 0 0 1 .161 0
Dick Ellsworth 29 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Ted Ford 26 46 5 8 1 0 1 1 .174 0
Ray Fosse 120 450 62 138 17 1 18 61 .307 1
Roy Foster 139 477 66 128 26 0 23 60 .268 3
Vern Fuller 29 33 3 6 2 0 1 2 .182 0
Rich Hand 35 41 2 6 0 0 0 5 .146 0
Steve Hargan 28 45 4 5 1 0 0 0 .111 0
Ken Harrelson 17 39 3 11 1 0 1 1 .282 0
Jack Heidemann 133 445 44 94 14 2 6 37 .211 2
Phil Hennigan 42 7 1 1 1 0 0 1 .143 0
Dennis Higgins 58 12 1 3 0 0 0 1 .250 0
Chuck Hinton 107 195 24 62 4 0 9 29 .318 0
Tony Horton 115 413 48 111 19 3 17 59 .269 3
Lou Klimchock 41 56 5 9 0 0 1 2 .161 0
Fred Lasher 43 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Eddie Leon 152 549 58 136 20 4 10 56 .248 1
John Lowenstein 17 43 5 11 3 1 1 6 .256 1
Sam McDowell 40 105 5 13 0 0 1 2 .124 0
Bob Miller 15 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 .200 0
Steve Mingori 21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Barry Moore 13 21 1 2 0 0 0 0 .095 0
Russ Nagelson 17 24 3 3 1 0 1 2 .125 0
Graig Nettles 157 549 81 129 13 1 26 62 .235 3
Mike Paul 30 26 2 4 0 0 0 0 .154 0
Vada Pinson 148 574 74 164 28 6 24 82 .286 7
Jim Rittwage 8 8 1 3 1 0 0 0 .375 0
Rich Rollins 42 43 6 10 0 0 2 4 .233 0
Duke Sims 110 345 46 91 12 0 23 56 .264 0
Ted Uhlaender 141 473 56 127 21 2 11 46 .268 3
Totals 162 5463 649 1358 197 23 183 617 .249 25

Pitching

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP R ER BB K
Rick Austin 2 5 4.79 31 8 3 67.2 36 36 26 53
Dean Chance 9 8 4.24 45 19 4 155.0 80 73 59 109
Vince Colbert 1 1 7.26 23 0 2 31.0 25 25 16 17
Steve Dunning 4 9 4.96 19 17 0 94.1 55 52 54 77
Dick Ellsworth 3 3 4.53 29 1 2 43.2 23 22 14 13
Rich Hand 6 13 3.83 35 25 3 159.2 71 68 69 110
Steve Hargan 11 3 2.90 23 19 0 142.2 47 46 53 72
Phil Hennigan 6 3 4.02 42 1 3 71.2 34 32 44 43
Dennis Higgins 4 6 3.99 58 0 11 90.1 43 40 54 82
Fred Lasher 1 7 4.06 43 1 5 57.2 34 26 30 44
Sam McDowell 20 12 2.92 39 39 0 305.0 108 99 131 304
Bob Miller 2 2 4.18 15 2 1 28.0 14 13 15 15
Steve Mingori 1 0 2.66 21 0 1 20.1 8 6 12 16
Barry Moore 3 5 4.22 13 12 0 70.1 34 33 46 35
Mike Paul 2 8 4.81 30 15 0 88.0 51 47 45 70
Jim Rittwage 1 1 4.15 8 3 0 26.0 12 12 21 16
Totals 76 86 3.91 162 162 35 1451.1 675 630 689 1076

Award winners

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

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. ^ 1970 Opening Day Lineup at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

References