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1970 Pacific Coast League season

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The 1970 Pacific Coast League season was the 67th in the league's history, and ended with the Spokane Indians finally winning their first league championship after losing three previous final series. The championship series was expanded to a best-of-seven format.

Spokane boasted a team loaded with future MLB regulars such as Steve Garvey, Charlie Hough, Bill Buckner, Tom Paciorek, Davey Lopes, Doyle Alexander, Doug Rau, Geoff Zahn and Bill Russell but their big star was Bobby Valentine, the league's most dominant performer.

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[edit] Final standings

Playoff teams in bold.

North Division W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Spokane Indians 94 52 .644 - Tom Lasorda Los Angeles Dodgers
Portland Beavers 68 78 .466 26 Al Federoff Milwaukee Brewers
Eugene Emeralds 66 80 .452 28 Lou Kahn/Bob Wellman Philadelphia Phillies
Tacoma Cubs 45 98 .315 49½ Whitey Lockman Chicago Cubs
South Division W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Hawaii Islanders 98 48 .671 - Chuck Tanner California Angels
Phoenix Giants 85 61 .582 13 Charlie Fox/Bob Garibaldi/Hank Sauer San Francisco Giants
Tucson Toros 81 65 .555 17 Gordon Maltzberger Chicago White Sox
Salt Lake City Bees 44 99 .308 52½ Don Zimmer San Diego Padres

[edit] Championship Finals

Hawaii vs. Spokane
Date Away Home
September 4 Hawaii 3 Spokane 5
September 5 Hawaii 4 Spokane 12
September 6 Spokane 5 Hawaii 0
September 7 Spokane 16 Hawaii 2
Spokane wins series 4-0


[edit] League Leaders

[edit] Batting

  • Batting Average Bobby Valentine, Spokane, .340
  • Runs Scored Valentine, 120
  • Hits Valentine, 211
  • Doubles Valentine, 39
  • Triples Valentine, 16
  • Home Runs Joe Lis, Eugene, 36
  • Runs Batted In Winston Llenas, Hawaii, 108
  • Stolen Bases Doug Griffin, Hawaii, 35

[edit] Pitching

[edit] All-Star Team

[edit] References

The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. W. Lloyd Johnson and Miles Wolff, editors. Baseball America, 1993.

1971 Baseball Guide

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