1978 Tournament Champion – New York Yankees

1978 Tournament Champion – New York Yankees

1978, 1978 Tournament, Yankees
The New York won the World Series in 1978 and they win this tournament replay. The fact they won isn't surprising its the fact they won so easily. They went 16-2 and was never really threatened. It was complete domination. Guidry was spectacular and Gossage was reliable as ever. They got clutch hitting through out from Piniella, Jackson, and Bucky Dent. Sweet 16 - Yankees beat Expos 4-0 Elite 8 - Yankees beat Phillies 4-0 Final Four - Yankees beat Brewers 4-1 Finals - Yankees beat Padres 4-1 Click here for the tournament bracket.
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1978 Tournament Final Results – Yankees beat Padres 4-1

1978 Tournament Final Results – Yankees beat Padres 4-1

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Yankees
Yankees win the 78 Tournament Championship over the Padres 4-1. Yankees dominate the whole tournament only losing 2 games. The Padres had an incredible run utilizing great starting and relief pitching along with timely hitting to make the finals. Game 1 - Padres 4, Yankees 1 Game 2 - Yankees 3, Padres 2 Game 3 - Yankees 6, Padres 4 Game 4 - Yankees 3, Padres 2 (13) Game 5 - Yankees 7, Padres 4                    
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1978 Tournament Final Game 5 – Yankees vs Padres

1978 Tournament Final Game 5 – Yankees vs Padres

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Yankees
Must win Game 5 for the Padres has a pitching matchup of Ed Figueroa (20-9 2.99 Grade 15) versus Gaylord Perry (21-6 2.73 Grade 15). Great pitching matchup but the teams brought their bats early. Yankees strike for 4 runs in the first, Graig Nettles with a 2 run double and Chris Chambliss with a big 2 run homer. The Padres answer with 2 in the bottom half as Dave Winfield hits a run homer to center. The Padres would get 2 more in the 4th to tie the game. Bill Almon doubles in a run and Fernando Gonzalez drives in Almon. The score would remain 4-4 until the 8th as the Yankees would push across 3 runs. Graig Nettles double the big hit. The Yankees bring in Gossage one…
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1978 Tournament Final Game 4 – Yankees vs Padres

1978 Tournament Final Game 4 – Yankees vs Padres

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Yankees
Game 4 has a pitching matchup of Ron Guidry (25-3 1.74 Grade 24) versus Bob Owchinko (10-13 3.56 Grade 9) for the Padres. Pitchers control the first three innings until the Yankees finally break through for 2 in the 4th. Graig Nettles with a long 2 run homer. The Padres finally scratched a run off Guidry in the 6th as Ozzie Smith scores on an error by Lou Piniella.  Score would remain 2-1 until 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th and Gene Tenace would line a solo homer off Guidry to tie the game. Incredible! The dramatic homer sends the game to extras as the relievers hold the fort down until the 13th. Once again as he did in the regular season and as he has done in…
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1978 Tournament Final Game 3 – Yankees vs Padres

1978 Tournament Final Game 3 – Yankees vs Padres

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Yankees
Game 3 with the Finals tied at a game a piece features pitchers Jim Beattie (6-9 3.73 Grade 5) for the Yankees and Eric Rasmussen (12-10 4.06 Grade 6) for the Padres. The Yankees get 2 in the 2nd as Bucky Dent drives in a run and Beattie helps himself with a sac fly. The Padres would answer with 2 of their own in the bottom of the 3rd as Oscar Gamble continues his tear with a homer and Ozzie Smith scores on an error. The Yankees would grab the lead back in the 5th with a 3 spot. Lou Piniella drives in a run and Reggie Jackson triples off the wall in right to drive home 2 more. Yanks would get an insurance run in the 9th and although…
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1978 Tournament Final Game 2 – Padres vs Yankees

1978 Tournament Final Game 2 – Padres vs Yankees

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Yankees
Game 2 from Yankee Stadium has a pitching matchup of Randy Jones (13-14 2.88 Grade 14) for the Padres versus Dick Tidrow (7-11 3.84 Grade 6) for the Yankees. The Padres would come out fast scoring 2 in the top of the 1st. Dave Winfield once again with a 2 RBI double. The Yankees would chip away with one in the 3rd as Bucky Dent singles home Roy White. The would tie it up in the 4th scoring a run on an RBI single by White. They Yankees would grab the lead with a run in the 6th as White one more time gets the RBI. With the score 3-2 the Yankees would go to their bullpen and Sparky Lyle and Goose Gossage close the door and this series is…
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1978 Tournament Final Game 1 – Padres vs Yankees

1978 Tournament Final Game 1 – Padres vs Yankees

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Yankees
78 Tourney Finals #14 San Diego Padres vs #1 New York Yankees from Yankee Stadium. The Padres send Gaylord Perry (21-6 2.73 Grade 15) to the mound versus Ed Figueroa (20-9 2.99 Grade 15). On paper a pitcher matchup and it didn't disappoint. The Yankees would scratch out a run in the 4th as Chris Chambliss doubles in Reggie Jackson. The Padres would get that run back in the 6th as Dave Winfield would provide a sacrifice fly to score Ozzie Smith. Pitchers would take over as we would remain scoreless the rest of the way and head to extra innings. Rollie Fingers and Goose Gossage both come in and get 9 outs a piece. The bullpens would continue to put up 0's until the 16th. The Padres would score…
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1978 Tournament Results – Padres beat Red Sox 4-3

1978 Tournament Results – Padres beat Red Sox 4-3

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Red Sox
The Padres win Game 7 and take the series 4-3 in this Final Four matchup. Padres have good pitching especially starters Perry and Jones and their bullpen is lights out. Cinderella run is now all the way to the finals, just unreal. Yankees await. Game 1 - Padres 5, Red Sox 3 Game 2 - Padres 7, Red Sox 4 Game 3 - Red Sox 4, Padres 0 Game 4 - Padres 4, Red Sox 1 Game 5 - Red Sox 4, Padres 2 Game 6 - Red Sox 7, Padres 5 Game 7 - Padres 5, Red Sox 3 Yankees/Padres for the tournament championship.  
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Game 7 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Red Sox

Game 7 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Red Sox

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Red Sox
Winner take all Game 7 for the right to face the Yankees in the finals. The Padres start Bob Owchinko (10-13 3.56 Grade 9) versus Dennis Eckersley (20-8 2.99 Grade 14). The Red Son would jump out quick as Carl Yastrzemski delivers a 2 run homer off Owchinko. The score would remain 2-0 until the 6th when Jim Rice would homer yet again to give the Red Sox a 3-0 lead. The Padres would get a run in the 7th on an RBI ground out by Jerry Turner. The Padres would again strike in the 9th. Dave Winfield would lead off the inning with a solo homer off Eckersley to end his day. The Sox would bring in Bob Stanley but he could not stop this Cinderella run. Gene Tenace…
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Game 6 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Red Sox

Game 6 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Red Sox

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Red Sox
Game 6 back in Boston has a pitching matchup of Eric Rasmussen (12-10 4.06 Grade 6) versus Bill Lee (10-10 3.46) for the Red Sox. Red Sox would jump out early and often in this game. Sox get 3 in the first Jim Rice with a 2 RBI triple and Carl Yastrzemski with an RBI hit. The would get two more runs in the second, again Rice and Yaz with RBI. After 1 run innings in the 3rd and 4th the Red Sox had a 7-0 lead. The Padres would fight back in the game. They would score a run via error in the 6th and then get 4 big runs in the 7th. Dave Winfield and Gene Tenace with big hits. The Red Sox would bring in Bob Stanley…
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