APBA 1988 World Series Replay – Game 7 – A’s vs Dodgers

APBA 1988 World Series Replay – Game 7 – A’s vs Dodgers

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, Athletics, Dodgers, World Series
Winner take all for the World Series has a starting matchup of Tim Belcher (12-6 2.91 Grade 12XZG) versus former Dodger Bob Welch (17-9 3.64 Grade 11YZ).   Pressure packed Game 7 as bot pitchers have an easy 1-2-3 first. In the bottom of the 2nd with 2 outs John Shelby takes a Welch fastball out to center field just over the wall. In the 4th the A's finally got their first hit as Dave Henderson would double, but Belcher would get Terry Steinbach to ground out to end the threat.   In the 5th, Glenn Hubbard would double but one more time Belcher would work out of the inning. The A's bullpen would keep 1-0 as we would head to the 9th. Stan Javier would lead off the inning with…
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APBA 1988 World Series Replay – Game 5 – Dodgers vs A’s

APBA 1988 World Series Replay – Game 5 – Dodgers vs A’s

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, Athletics, Dodgers, World Series
The A's with no room for error send Storm Davis (16-7 3.70 Grade 10Y) to the hill against all world Orel Hershiser (23-8 2.26 Grade 19YZ).   Both pitchers come out in command as we go 4 innings with no score. In the 5th the Dodgers get on the board with a 2 spot. RBI single by Tracy Woodson and sac fly RBI by Steve Sax account for the runs. The A's would bounce back against Hershiser in the 6th as Jose Canseco would double in Walt Weiss with 2 out. Dave Parker would then double high off the wall in right to tie the game at 2.   The score would remain 2-2 heading to the 9th. Ron Hassey would lead off with a single. Pinch runner Luis Polonia…
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APBA 1988 World Series Replay – Game 4 – Dodgers vs A’s

APBA 1988 World Series Replay – Game 4 – Dodgers vs A’s

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, Athletics, Dodgers, World Series
The Dodgers winning 2 and row and now with the series lead send Tim Belcher (12-6 2.91 Grade 12XZG) to the mound against Bob Welch (17-9 3.64 Grade 11YZ).   Welch and Belcher pitched good in Game 1 and they both started off the same in Game 4. Through 3 innings we are scoreless with both teams combining for only 4 hits. In the 4th the Dodgers would finally break through against Welch. Kirk Gibson would walk and steal 2nd base. Mike Scioscia would single with 2 outs to score Gibson for the Dodgers first run in 13 innings against Welch.   The score would remain 1-0 until the top of the 8th when the Dodgers would get some insurance. Alfredo Griffin would walk with one to bring up Steve…
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APBA 1988 World Series Replay – Game 3 – Dodgers vs A’s

APBA 1988 World Series Replay – Game 3 – Dodgers vs A’s

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, Athletics, Dodgers, World Series
Huge Game 3 with the series tied at 1 has a pitching matchup of Dave Stewart (21-12 3.23 Grade 15 YG) versus John Tudor (10-8 2.32 Grade 16 Z).   The Dodgers again would strike first the Dodgers would get 2 runs in the 2nd. Jeff Hamilton would single in John Shelby who tripled to lead off the inning. Later in the inning Steve Sax would get a clutch 2 out single up the middle to score Mike Davis. In the 4th the Dodgers would add another run as they would get back to back doubles from Hamilton and Davis to make it 3-0.   In the 5th LA would get another run as Mike Marshall would single in Kirk Gibson. The A's would finally get to Tudor as Walt…
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APBA 1988 World Series Replay – Game 2 – A’s vs Dodgers

APBA 1988 World Series Replay – Game 2 – A’s vs Dodgers

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, Athletics, Dodgers, World Series
The Dodgers looking to even the series send ace Orel Hershiser (23-8 2.26 Grade 19YZ) to the hill against Storm Davis (16-7 3.70 Grade 10Y).   The Dodgers strike first this time with a huge 4 run 1st. With one out Mickey Hatcher would single bringing up Kirk Gibson would would take Davis out of the park to right field to make it 2-0, 4 batters later Jeff Hamilton would double to right to score John Shelby and Mike Scioscia. The A's would try to get back into the game as they would pick up a run in the 4th as Dave Parker would single in Jose Canseco.   In the 5th Hatcher would single to knock out Davis. The A's would bring in Rick Honeycutt to face Gibson, but…
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APBA 1988 World Series Replay – Game 1 – A’s vs Dodgers

APBA 1988 World Series Replay – Game 1 – A’s vs Dodgers

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, Athletics, Dodgers, World Series
Game 1 of our 1988 World Series replay features the Los Angeles Dodgers who beat the Mets in 7 games and the Oakland A's who beat the Red Sox in 7 games.   Game 1 starters will be Bob Welch (17-9 3.64 Grade 11yz) for the visiting A's and Tim Belcher (12-6 2.91 Grade 12XZG) for the home town Dodgers.   Here we go World Series, two really good teams. The A's would jump on the board first as with 2 out and no one on in the first Jose Canseco lines a Belcher fastball out to left center to make it a 1-0. (Side note I remember as a kid Canseco hitting the Grand Slam in Game 1 off the camera in center and thinking there is no way…
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APBA 1988 ALCS Replay – Game 7 – Oakland’s A’s vs Boston Red Sox

APBA 1988 ALCS Replay – Game 7 – Oakland’s A’s vs Boston Red Sox

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, ALCS, Athletics, Red Sox
Winner take all and a trip to the World Series from Fenway Park. Starting pitchers are Dave Stewart (21-12 3.23 Grade 15YG) for the A's vs Bruce Hurst (18-6 3.66 Grade 11YZ) for the Red Sox.   The A's get on the board first in the 2nd as Mike Gallego lines a single to right center to score Stan Javier. The Red Sox would answer in a big way on the bottom half as they plate 4 runs and bat around. Big run scoring hits by Rich Gedman and Ellis Burks lead the way. In the top of the 3rd the A's would chip at the lead with a 2 spot. With one out Jose Canseco singles and Mark McGwire drives a homer out to center to make it 4-3.…
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APBA 1988 ALCS Replay – Game 6 – Oakland’s A’s vs Boston Red Sox

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, ALCS, Athletics, Red Sox
Red Sox get the series back to Fenway and send Mike Boddicker (13-15 3.39 Grade 13YZ) to the mound against Bob Welch (17-9 3.64 Grade 11YZ).   The A's would strike first as with 2 outs in the 1st Jose Canseco would take Boddicker over the Green Monster for a quick 1-0 lead. Welch and Boddicker would be in complete control for the next 5 innings as we would still be 1-0 heading to the bottom of the 6th. The Red Sox would bar around and score 3 runs off Welch. Sac Fly from Dwight Evans and run scoring singles from Rich Gedman and Jody Reed account for the scoring.   Boddicker would come out for the 9th with the 3-1 lead. He would get the first 2 outs and…
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APBA 1988 ALCS Replay – Game 5 – Boston Red Sox vs Oakland’s A’s

APBA 1988 ALCS Replay – Game 5 – Boston Red Sox vs Oakland’s A’s

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, ALCS, Athletics, Red Sox
Must win Game 5 for the Red Sox and they send their ace Roger Clemens (18-12 2.93 XYZG) vs Storm Davis (16-7 3.70 Grade 10Y) for the A's.   The Red Sox come out again and grab an early run as Wade Boggs hits a sac fly to right that scores Ellis Burks. The A's would answer back in the bottom half with 2 runs courtesy of big 2 run homer to left by Mark McGwire. In the 3rd the Red Sox would finally get the big inning they have been looking for. Burks, Marty Barrett, and Boggs would get on base in front of Mike Greenwell how would deposit a Davis fastball in the right field seats. The Grand Slam would put the Red Sox up 5-2 with Clemens…
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