APBA 1979 World Series Replay – Game 2 – Pirates @ Orioles

APBA 1979 World Series Replay – Game 2 – Pirates @ Orioles

1979, 1979 Playoff Replay, Orioles, Pirates, World Series
World Series Game 2 with the Pirates ahead 1-0 has a pitching matchup of Bert Blyleven (12-5 3.60 Grade 11Y) for the Pirates and Jim Palmer (10-6 3.30 Grade 9z).   The Orioles would get their first lead of the series with a run in the 2nd. 2 out double by Rick Dempsey scores John Lowenstein. In the Pirates would come back and take the lead with 2 runs of their own via a 2 run homer by the stache Phil Garner. With the score now 2-1 Pirates, Palmer would help himself in the bottom half singling to right center off Blyleven to score Billy Smith.   Score remains 2-2 until the bottom of the 6th and the Orioles get their second lead of the game as Smith hits a…
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APBA 1979 World Series Replay – Game 1 – Pirates @ Orioles

APBA 1979 World Series Replay – Game 1 – Pirates @ Orioles

1979, 1979 Playoff Replay, Orioles, Pirates, World Series
World Series Game 1 in a rematch of the actual World Series between the Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates. The 1979 series will be played under National League rules so no DH.   Game 1 pitching matchup is Bruce Kison (13-7 3.19 Grade 10YZ) for the Pirates and Mike Flanagan (23-9 Grade 15YZ) for the Orioles. Pitchers are in control of the game early as Kison and Flanagan match 0's through 2 innings. In the 4th the Pirates would break through with a run as Bill Madlock would line a single up the middle to score Dave Parker. Kison would keep throwing up 0's up until the 6th. Doug DeCinces would go the opposite way with a single to score Mark Belanger.   After the game was tied at 1…
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APBA 1979 World Series Replay Set – Pittsburgh Pirates vs Baltimore Orioles

APBA 1979 World Series Replay Set – Pittsburgh Pirates vs Baltimore Orioles

1979, 1979 Playoff Replay, Orioles, Pirates, World Series
The Orioles and Pirates won their respective LCS as they did in 1979 so they will meet in a rematch. The actual 1979 World Series went 7 games and lets hope this series is as exciting or more so. Since there was 4 days in between the LCS and the World Series I am going to use the exact rotations the teams used in 1979.   Game 1 will be Sunday night 7/1 at 8PM EST. Let's PLAY BALL!   Game 1 - Memorial Stadium Bruce Kison vs Mike Flanagan   Game 2 - Memorial Stadium Bert Blyleven vs Jim Palmer   Game 3 - Three Rivers Stadium Scott McGregor vs John Candelaria   Game 4 - Three Rivers Stadium Dennis Martinez vs Jim Bibby   Game 5 - Three…
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APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – ALCS Game 4 – Orioles @ Angels

APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – ALCS Game 4 – Orioles @ Angels

1979, 1979 Playoff Replay, ALCS, Angels, Orioles
After the Orioles shutout they are one win away from the World Series and they send Scott McGregor (13-6 3.35 Grade 10Z) to the mound against Chris Knapp (5-5 5.51 Grade 1) who will pitch to keep the Angels alive.   On paper this matchup looked bad for the Angels and the Orioles got after Knapp. In the second Billy Smith would drive in Doug DeCinces with a single. After Smith took second on the throw home, Rick Dempsey would single in Smith. Behind 2-0 the Angels would get one back in the bottom of the 2nd as Bobby Grich would tee off on a McGregor curve ball. The Orioles would get that run back as DeCinces singles in Ken Singleton. In the 5th the Orioles would extend out the…
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APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – ALCS Game 3 – Orioles @ Angels

APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – ALCS Game 3 – Orioles @ Angels

1979, 1979 Playoff Replay, ALCS, Angels, Orioles
We head back to California for Game 3 with the series tied at 1. The Orioles will send Dennis Martinez (15-16 3.66 Grade 12Z) to the mound against Frank Tanana (7-5 3.89 Grade 3Z) for the Angels.   The Orioles would come out of the gate with 2 big runs in the 1st. Ken Singleton and Eddie Murray with big RBI hits. Tanana would settle and Martinez would be throwing 0's on the scoreboard until the 7th. Dave Skaggs would match his regular season homer total with a homer down the left field line to make it 3-0, later in the inning Singleton and Doug DeCinces would drive in runs to make it 5-0 Orioles.   From there it was all El Presidente as Martinez would go the distance allowing…
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APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – ALCS Game 2 – Orioles @ Angels

APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – ALCS Game 2 – Orioles @ Angels

1979, 1979 Playoff Replay, ALCS, Angels, Orioles
Baltimore wins Game 1 and send Cy Young Mike Flanagan (23-9 3.08 Grade 15YZ) to the mound against Dave Frost (16-10 3.57 Grade 11Z) for the Angels.   The Angels would get McGregor in the 2nd as Bobby Grich and Rick Miller would drive in runs. Pitchers would settle in as the score would remain 2-0 California until the 7th. In the 7th the Angels would put 2 more on the board as Jim Anderson and Rod Carew would drive in runs with singles. In the 8th the Angels would pad the 4-0 lead as Grich would hit a long 2 run homer to center. The Orioles would scratch across a run in the 8th but would get no more as Frost would go the distance as the Angels win…
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APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – ALCS Game 1 – Orioles @ Angels

APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – ALCS Game 1 – Orioles @ Angels

1979, 1979 Playoff Replay, ALCS, Angels, Orioles
The 1979 ALCS Playoff Replay has the AL West winning California Angels (90-72) against the AL East winners Baltimore Orioles (102-57). The Angles send Nolan Ryan (16-14 3.60 Grade 11XY) versus Jim Palmer (10-6 3.30 Grade 9Z). So a battle of future Hall of Famers in Game 1.   After 2 scoreless innings the Orioles would finally break through in the 3rd as a 2 out triple from Mark Belanger and a RBI single from Ken Singleton. In the 4th the Orioles would open it up with a 4 spot. 2 run double from Rick Dempsey and 2 run single by Al Bumbry accounting for the RBI.   With the score 5-0 the Orioles would get another in the 5th as Lee May would jack a homer to left. This…
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1981 Season Replay – Orioles @ Red Sox

1981 Season Replay – Orioles @ Red Sox

1981, 1981 Season, Orioles, Red Sox
Great early season matchup between two really good offenses. Red Sox take 2 of 3 at Fenway.   4-13-81 Red Sox 9, Orioles 5 WP: Mike Torrez (1-0) LP: Jim Palmer (0-1) HR's: Orioles - Rich Dauer (1), Red Sox - Tony Perez (1)   4-14-81 Orioles 14, Red Sox 4 WP: Mike Flanagan (1-0) LP: John Tudor (0-1) HR's: Orioles - Rich Dauer 2 (3), Eddie Murray (2), Doug DeCinces (1), Red Sox - Dwight Evans (1)   4-15-81 Red Sox 9, Orioles 3 WP: Dennis Martinez (0-2) LP: Bob Ojeda (1-0) HR's: None
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1985 Tournament Results – Dodgers beat Orioles 4-2

1985 Tournament Results – Dodgers beat Orioles 4-2

1985, 1985 Tournament, Dodgers, Orioles
Fun series to play. Orioles had power up and down the lineup and hit several homers in the series. The Dodgers pitching in the end was too much as they got just enough hitting and the right time to win games. Especially in Game 6 when the countered the Orioles big innings with bigger innings. The Dodgers will go onto to face the winner of the series between the #4 seed New York Yankees and the #13 seed Houston Astros. Game 1 - Orioles 8, Dodgers 6 Game 2 - Dodgers 5, Orioles 4 Game 3 - Orioles 3, Dodgers 2 Game 4 - Dodgers 6, Orioles 2 Game 5 - Dodgers 8, Orioles 3 Game 6 - Dodgers 7, Orioles 6
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Game 6 – 1985 Tournament Replay Orioles vs Dodgers

Game 6 – 1985 Tournament Replay Orioles vs Dodgers

1985, 1985 Tournament, Dodgers, Orioles
Back to LA for Game 6 as the Dodgers now lead the series 3-2. The Orioles will try to stay alive starting Mike Boddicker (12-17 4.07 Grade 6Y) while the Dodger will start Orel Hershisher (19-3 2.03 Grade 20YZ).   This was a crazy game....The Orioles would get 3 runs off Hershiser in the 2nd. Mike Young would deliver a RBI single and Rick Dempsey would drive in a run with a single to right that would be misplayed by RF Mike Marshall to allow another run to score. The Dodger would counter with 4 of their own in the bottom half. Bill Madlock would single in a run, Ken Landreaux would double home 2, and Steve Sax would bring home Landreaux.   The Orioles would get a run in…
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