1970 Cleveland Indians season

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1970 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Vernon Stouffer
General manager(s) Gabe Paul
Manager(s) Alvin Dark
Local television WJW-TV
Local radio WERE (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[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L GB Pct.
Baltimore Orioles 108 54 -- .667
New York Yankees 93 69 15 .574
Boston Red Sox 87 75 21 .537
Detroit Tigers 79 83 29 .488
Cleveland Indians 76 86 32 .469
Washington Senators 70 92 38 .432

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1970 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 Fosse, RayRay Fosse 120 450 138 .307 18 61
1B Horton, TonyTony Horton 115 413 111 .269 17 59
2B Leon, EddieEddie Leon 152 549 136 .248 10 56
3B Nettles, GraigGraig Nettles 157 549 129 .235 26 62
SS Heidemann, JackJack Heidemann 133 445 94 .211 6 37
LF Foster, RoyRoy Foster 139 477 128 .268 23 60
CF Uhlaender, TedTed Uhlaender 141 473 127 .268 11 46
RF Pinson, VadaVada Pinson 148 574 164 .286 24 82

Other batters[edit]

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
Sims, DukeDuke Sims 110 345 91 .264 23 56
Hinton, ChuckChuck Hinton 107 195 62 .318 9 29
Bradford, BuddyBuddy Bradford 75 163 32 .196 7 23
Brown, LarryLarry Brown 72 155 40 .258 0 15
Klimchock, LouLou Klimchock 41 56 9 .161 1 2
Ford, TedTed Ford 26 46 8 .174 1 1
Lowenstein, JohnJohn Lowenstein 17 43 11 .256 1 6
Rollins, RichRich Rollins 42 43 10 .233 2 4
Harrelson, KenKen Harrelson 17 39 11 .282 1 1
Fuller, VernVern Fuller 29 33 6 .182 1 2
Nagelson, RussRuss Nagelson 17 24 3 .125 1 2
Camilli, LouLou Camilli 16 15 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
McDowell, SamSam McDowell 39 305 20 12 2.92 304
Hand, RichRich Hand 35 159.2 6 13 3.83 110
Hargan, SteveSteve Hargan 23 142.2 11 3 2.90 72
Dunning, SteveSteve Dunning 19 94.1 4 9 4.96 77
Moore, BarryBarry Moore 13 70.1 3 5 4.22 35

Other pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA
Chance, DeanDean Chance 45 155 9 8 4.24
Paul, MikeMike Paul 30 88 2 8 4.81
Austin, RickRick Austin 31 67.2 2 5 4.79
Rittwage, JimJim Rittwage 8 26 1 1 4.15

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Higgins, DennisDennis Higgins 58 4 6 11 3.99 82
Lasher, FredFred Lasher 55 2 10 8 4.19 52
Hennigan, PhilPhil Hennigan 42 6 3 3 4.02 43
Ellsworth, DickDick Ellsworth 29 3 3 2 4.53 13
Colbert, VinceVince Colbert 23 1 1 2 7.26 17
Mingori, SteveSteve Mingori 21 1 0 1 2.66 16
Miller, BobBob Miller 15 2 2 1 4.18

Award winners[edit]

Farm system[edit]

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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