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1970 American League Championship Series
Team (Wins) Manager Season
Baltimore Orioles (3) Earl Weaver 108–54, .667, GA: 15
Minnesota Twins (0) Bill Rigney 98–64, .605, GA: 9
Dates: October 3–October 5
Television: NBC
TV announcers: Jim Simpson, Sandy Koufax (Games 1–2)
Curt Gowdy, Tony Kubek (Game 3)
Umpires: Johnny Stevens, Bill Deegan, Darold Satchell, Charlie Berry (Game 1); Bill Haller, Jim Odom, Jerry Neudecker, Jim Honochick, Russ Goetz, Marty Springstead (Games 2–3)
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1970 World Series

The 1970 American League Championship Series was a match-up between the Eastern Division champion Baltimore Orioles and the Western Division champion Minnesota Twins. Like the year before, the Orioles swept the Twins three games to none and went on to win the World Series against the Cincinnati Reds.

(Note: Due to a one-day strike by major league umpires, the series was begun using AL supervisor Berry, veteran umpire Stevens—who had been used in a substitute capacity in 1970—and minor league umpires Deegan and Satchell, with the regularly assigned crew returning for Games 2 and 3.)

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Summary

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Baltimore Orioles vs. Minnesota Twins

Baltimore wins the series, 3–0.

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance
1 October 3 Baltimore Orioles – 10, Minnesota Twins – 6 Metropolitan Stadium 2:36 26,847[1]
2 October 4 Baltimore Orioles – 11, Minnesota Twins – 3 Metropolitan Stadium 2:59 27,490[2] 
3 October 5 Minnesota Twins – 1, Baltimore Orioles – 6 Memorial Stadium 2:20 27,608[3]

Game summaries

Game 1

Saturday, October 3, 1970 at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, Minnesota

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Baltimore 0 2 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 10 13 0
Minnesota 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 6 11 2

WP: Dick Hall (1–0)  LP: Jim Perry (0–1)  
HRs:  BAL – Mike Cuellar (1), Don Buford (1), Boog Powell (1)  MIN – Harmon Killebrew (1)

Baltimore only had to use their bullpen once in the Series when Dick Hall came on to relieve Mike Cuellar in Game 1. Dave McNally and Jim Palmer both pitched complete games in Games 2 and 3.

Game 2

Sunday, October 4, 1970 at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, Minnesota

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Baltimore 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 7 11 13 0
Minnesota 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 2

WP: Dave McNally (1–0)  LP: Tom Hall (0–1)  
HRs:  BAL – Frank Robinson (1), Davey Johnson (1)  MIN – Harmon Killebrew (2), Tony Oliva (1)

Game 3

Monday, October 5, 1970 at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 2
Baltimore 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 X 6 10 0

WP: Jim Palmer (1–0)  LP: Jim Kaat (0–1)  
HRs:  BAL – Davey Johnson (2)

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1970 ALCS (3–0): Baltimore Orioles over Minnesota Twins

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Baltimore Orioles 2 3 5 8 0 1 1 0 7 27 36 0
Minnesota Twins 1 1 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 10 24 6
Total attendance: 81,945   Average attendance: 27,315

Aftermath

This was Bill Rigney's only division title and playoff appearance as a manager, although having managed for many years.

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