1970s Baseball Season Recaps

The 1970s in baseball saw Carlton Fisk don the mound for the first time in 1971 and a lot of home runs from perennial sluggers Willie Mays and Hank Aaron.

Hammerin' Hank Aaron hit his record 715th home run off of pitcher Al Downing early in the 1975 baseball season. Later, the Oakland A's won their third consecutive World Series. Find out more highlights from the 1974 baseball season.

The 1975 baseball season marked the beginning of the modern era of big-money free agency when Catfish Hunter signed with the Yankees for five years and a whopping 3.75 million dollars. Find out more about the 1975 baseball season.

Willie Stargell led the Pittsburgh Pirates to victory during the 1979 baseball season. The Pirates were also known for their wide variety of uniform options -- 64 possible combinations of caps and jerseys. Learn more about the 1979 baseball season.

The National League celebrated its 100th season the same year the United States celebrated its bicentennial. The 1976 baseball season was marked by stellar performances by players like Steve Carlton and Pete Rose. Learn more about the 1976 baseball season.

Slugger Reggie Jackson led the Yankees to World Series victory in the 1977 baseball season. What else did the '77 bring?

The 1978 baseball season revolved around the American League East. For the final ten weeks of the season, the Red Sox and Yankees were involved in a wild, exciting race, full of memorable moments on and off the field.

Baseball returned to Milwaukee in 1970, with the new Brewers team. The 1970 baseball season also saw Billy Williams lead the National League with 137 runs. Learn more about the highlights and lowlights of the 1970 baseball season.

The 1971 baseball season featured Tom Seaver's record 10-in-a-row strikeouts, and great pitching seasons from Vida Blue, Ferguson Jenkins, and Catfish Hunter. Learn about the 1971 baseball season including the 1971 World Series.

A baseball players' strike initially cut the 1972 baseball season short by two weeks, but it still contained plenty of action when the games got started again. Learn about the 1972 baseball season and the results of the 1972 World Series.

Pete Rose was MVP in 1973, with a .338 average and a whopping 230 hits. The 1973 baseball season also brought the Oakland A's return as World Champions while the Mets stumbled. Learn more about the 1973 baseball season.