So far we have held 4 tournaments using Out Of The Park 19 and they have been so fun to play. Can't recommend this game enough as a great way to play baseballs past, present, and future. We started out tournament replays in the 1990's and as you can see from the winners below just like baseball anybody can beat anybody in a given series. We are now up to 1994 which will be an exciting tourney for sure. Tournament Results 1990 Tournament Champion - #11 Texas Rangers 1991 Tournament Champion - #9 St. Louis Cardinals 1992 Tournament Champion - #1 Atlanta Braves 1993 Tournament Champion - #6 Montreal Expos 1994 Tournament Champion - ???
Despite 3 homers each by Juan Gonzalez and Jose Canseco the Expos win Games 6 and 7 at home to take the tournament title. The Expos were a pick by some people leading into this tournament and you can see the beginnings of the dominate team they had in 1994. Congrats Montreal!! Game Reaps below.
The #6 Montreal Expos lose Game 1 then take the next four from the #10 Astros to win and move on to face the Texas Rangers in the Finals. Expos pitching keeps the Astros offense at bay. Game recaps below. [caption id="attachment_1923" align="alignnone" width="640"] expos-astros93[/caption]
#9 seed Texas continues the upsets this time the World Champ and the #4 seed Toronto Blue Jays. The take games 2,3 and 4 and then holds on winning Game 7. They will face the winner of the Expos and Astros matchup. Box Scores below.
The #10 seed Houston Astros dominate the #15 seed Mariners winning the series 4 games to 1. Doug Drabek beats Randy Johnson twice and Doug Jones racks up 3 more saves as the Astros move onto to face the Montreal Expos. Recaps below
The #6 seed Montreal Expos take out the #3 seed and NL Champ Phillies 4 games to 3. The Expos would race out to a 3-1 series lead before the Phillies would come back to force Game 7 in Philadelphia. The Expos would bring the bats to Game 7 and crack 3 homers including one by series MVP Marquis Grissom (.483 3HR 9RBI). The Expos will move on to face the winner of the Astros/Mariners series. Recaps below.
Blue Jays go out to commanding 3-0 series lead before the White Sox charge back to even the series at 3. Blue Jays win Game 7 to move onto the semifinals to meet the Texas Rangers who beat the 1 seed Braves. Roborto Alomar bats .458 to win series MVP honors. Box scores below. [caption id="attachment_1915" align="alignnone" width="640"] jays-sox 93[/caption]
Phillies score in the bottom of the 9th to win the game 5-4 and the series 4-2. Jim Eisenrich drives in 11 runs in the series to be named MVP. Phillies move onto the Elite 8 where they will face the winner of the Expos and Orioles series. Box Score below
Steve Buechele and Sammy Sosa hit homers off Curt Schilling as the Cubs bomb Phillie pitching and win the game 11-4 and keep the series alive. We head back to Veterans Stadium for Game 6. Box Score below.
Sammy Sosa and Ryne Sandberg hit homers but it isn't enough as the Phillies bomb Randy Myers and Bob Scanlan to the tune of 7 runs in the 8th for a 9-4 win. The Phillies have a 3-1 lead now in the series as Game 5 will come to us from Wrigley. Box score below.