1970 American Association season

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The 1970 American Association season was the 63rd in the league's history, and ended with the Omaha Royals winning their second straight league championship. The Royals would go on to lose the Junior World Series.

With the addition of Evansville and Wichita as league members, the league decided to use a two-division format for the first time since 1959. The two division winners then played a best-of-seven series for the league championship.

Final standings[edit]

Playoff teams in bold.

East Division W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Omaha Royals 73 65 .529 - Jack McKeon Kansas City Royals
Iowa Oaks 70 68 .507 3 Sherm Lollar Oakland Athletics
Indianapolis Indians 71 69 .507 3 Vern Rapp Cincinnati Reds
Evansville Triplets 67 71 .486 6 Ralph Rowe Minnesota Twins
West Division W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Denver Bears 70 69 .504 Del Wilber Washington Senators
Tulsa Oilers 70 70 .500 ½ Warren Spahn St. Louis Cardinals
Oklahoma City 89ers 68 71 .486 2 Hub Kittle Houston Astros
Wichita Aeros 67 73 .479 Ken Aspromonte Cleveland Indians

Championship Finals[edit]

Denver vs. Omaha
Date Away Home
September 4 Denver 4 Omaha 6
September 5 Denver 4 Omaha 8
September 6 Denver 4 Omaha 5
September 8 Omaha 3 Denver 8
September 9 Omaha 10 Denver 1
Omaha wins series 4-1 and
advances to Junior World Series

League Leaders[edit]



All-Star Team[edit]


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

1971 Baseball Guide