APBA 1979 World Series Replay – Game 7 – Pirates @ Orioles

APBA 1979 World Series Replay – Game 7 – Pirates @ Orioles

1979, 1979 Playoff Replay, Orioles, Pirates
Winner take all Game 7 of the 1979 World Series. Orioles have fought back from a 3-1 deficit and send Scott McGregor (13-6 3.35 Grade 10Z) to the mound and the Pirates go with Jim Bibby (12-4 2.81 Grade 10YZ).   The Pirates come out quick as MVP Willie Stargell drives in 2 runs with a single to right. In the bottom of the 2nd Bibby would lead off. Bibby would take a McGregor fastball down the line to left for a home run and a 3-0 lead. (Don't think there have been many homers by pitchers in Game 7 of a World Series).   In the bottom of the 3rd the Orioles would get 2 of those runs back as Kiko Garcia would triple to right scoring Al Bumbry…
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APBA 1979 World Series Replay – Game 6 – Pirates @ Orioles

APBA 1979 World Series Replay – Game 6 – Pirates @ Orioles

1979, 1979 Playoff Replay, Orioles, Pirates
The Orioles win Game 5 and bring the series back to Baltimore and they turn to long time ace Jim Palmer (10-6 3.30 Grade 9Z) while the Pirates go with John Candelaria (14-9 3.22 Grade 12Z).   The Orioles come out quick again in Game 6 as they get a quick run in the 1st. Eddie Murray drives in Benny Ayala. In the 2nd they would get 3 more off Candelaria. Palmer helps himself with a sac fly RBI, Ayala again goes extra bases and drives in a run, and Ken Singleton drives in Ayala. The Pirates would chip away at the lead by getting a run ion the 3rd as Tim Foli would hit a sac fly scoring Candelaria.   In the 6th the Pirates would score another run…
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APBA 1979 World Series Replay – Game 5 – Orioles @ Pirates

APBA 1979 World Series Replay – Game 5 – Orioles @ Pirates

1979, 1979 Playoff Replay, Orioles, Pirates
Pirates now lead 3-1 and look to win the World Series at home. They start verteran lefty Jim Rooker (4-7 4.60 Grade 2Z), while the Orioles start Mike Flanagan (23-9 3.08 Grade 15YZ).   The Orioles with their backs against the walls come out swinging. The score a run in the 2nd as Doug DeCinces drives in Gary Roenicke. In the 3rd they would add 2 more runs as Benny Ayala slugs a 2 run homer off Rooker. In the 5th the Orioles would bring out the homer bats. Ayala, Ken Singleton, and Gary Roenicke all hit solo homers to give the Orioles a commanding 5-0 lead.   In the 7th Ayala would come up again with a runner on, and again he would deposit a Grant Jackson pitch over…
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APBA 1979 World Series Replay – Game 4 – Orioles @ Pirates

APBA 1979 World Series Replay – Game 4 – Orioles @ Pirates

1979, 1979 Playoff Replay, Orioles, Pirates, World Series
The Pirates now up 2-1 in the series send Jim Bibby (12-4 2.81 Grade 10YZ) to the mound against Dennis Martinez (15-16 3.66 Grade 12Z).   The Pirates take the quick lead in the 1st as Dave Parker grounds into a double play but Omar Moreno would score. In the 3rd, Moreno would once again would score on a sac fly from Willie Stargell. The Pirates would add more runs to their lead, this time 2 runs in the 5th. Parker would double in Moreno and Tim Foli to make it 4-0.   Bibby was locked in the whole game. He would allow only 5 hits and no runs while striking out 5 batters. The shutout gives the Pirates a 3-1 series advantage as Game 5 will be tomorrow night…
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