1981 Season Replay – Blue Jays at Tigers

1981 Season Replay – Blue Jays at Tigers

1981, 1981 Season, Blue Jays, Tigers
Opening Day from Tiger Stadium between two AL East foes.   Opening Day - Tiger Stadium 4-9-81 Tigers 4, Blue Jays 1 WP: Jack Morris (1-0) LP: Dave Stieb (0-1) HR's: Tigers - Steve Kemp (1)   4-11-81 Tigers 3, Blue Jays 0 WP: Milt Wilcox (1-0) LP: Luis Leal (0-1) HR's: Tigers - Rich Hebner (1) Milt Wilcox with a 3 hit shutout   4-12-81 Tigers 2, Blue Jays 0 WP: Dan Petry (1-0) LP: Jim Clancy (0-1) HR's: None Petry with a 4 hit shutout.   Tigers sweep, going to be a long year in Toronto as their young hitters haven't matured yet.  
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Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Blue Jays VS Mariners

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Blue Jays VS Mariners

1978 Tournament, Blue Jays, Mariners, Tournament
Game 3 saw Toronto fighting for its tournament life and starting Jim Clancy. Clancy could not stop the hot Seattle offense as Seattle plated 5 runs in the first 5 innings. Toronto also added 3 runs in the fifth aided by John Mayberry's homer to right. The big blow came when Craig Reynolds launched his second homer of the series in the 6th. The 3 run shot put the game out of reach and the Mariners into the next round where they will match up with the 16 seed Montreal Expos. Those two teams will play to see who will play in the sweet sixteen round. Final Score: Mariners 10, Blue Jays 4 WP: Jim Colborn (1-0) LP: Jim Clancy (0-1) HR's: Toronto - John Mayberry (1) Seattle - Craig…
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Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mariners vs Blue Jays

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mariners vs Blue Jays

1978 Tournament, Blue Jays, Mariners
Game 2 with the Mariners was a wild one as both teams brought the bats and combined for 30 hits. Unfortunately for Toronto, Seattle scored 8 of the 14 runs and they are now down 2 games to 0. Game started with fireworks as Seattle put a 6 spot on the board in the second, highlighted by homers from Dan Meyer and Craig Reynolds. The Blue Jays fought back with 3 in the bottom half including a homer by Horton and a RBI by Andy Ashby. The Jays pulled to within a run in the bottom of the fifth but the Mariners added an insurance run in the 8th to take the game 8-6. Seattle now leads the series 2-0, as we head back to Seattle for Game 3. Final…
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Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mariners vs Blue Jays

Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mariners vs Blue Jays

1978, 1978 Tournament, Blue Jays, Mariners
The Mariners and the Blue Jays start off this tournament with Game 1 of their best of 5 play in series. Seattle had a record of 56-104 and Toronto came in with a 59-102 record. Both teams where expansion teams just getting started. Game 1 feature Seattle starter Paul Mitchell (8-14 4.18 Grade 4) vs. Toronto starter Jesse Jefferson (7-16 4.38 Grade 5) Believe it or not this was a pitchers duel until the 7th inning when the Mariners cut loose with 5 runs including RBI's from Doc Roberts and Bruce Bochte. That was more than enough for starter Paul Mitchell as he got a grade advancement and never looked back and threw a 2 hit shoutout. Toronto's offense will need to get going in this short series. Final Score:…
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1978 Tournament Has Begun

1978, 1978 Tournament, Blue Jays, Mariners
We are still working on the site structure, including working on assets, getting pages updated etc. While this will be ongoing the show must go on. The 1978 tournament will begin now with the play in series #26 Seattle Mariners (56-104) vs #25 Toronto Blue Jays (59-102). It will be a best of 5, with the winner facing the #16 Montreal Expos. Game 1 Paul Mitchell vs. Jesse Jefferson
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