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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APBA 1979 World Series Replay – Game 3 – Orioles @ Pirates

APBA 1979 World Series Replay – Game 3 – Orioles @ Pirates

1979, 1979 Playoff Replay, Orioles, Pirates, World Series
Series even at 1 as we head to Three Rivers Stadium. Pitching matchup is Scott McGregor (13-6 3.35 Grade 10Z) for the Orioles and John Candelaria (14-9 3.22 Grade 12Z).   The Orioles waste no time against Candelaria as they get 2 quick runs off the left hander. A walk to Kiko Garcia and a 2 out, 2 run homer by Eddie Murray accounting for the runs. The Pirates would get 2 of their own in the bottom of the 2nd as Bill Madlock and Phil Garner would provide run scoring singles. In the 4th the Orioles would take back the lead as Rick Dempsey would double off the wall in left scoring Doug DeCinces. In the top of the 6th the Orioles would add to the lead as Gary…
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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 – NLCS Game 4 – Reds @ Pirates

APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 4 – Reds @ Pirates

1979, 1979 Playoff Replay, NLCS, Pirates, Reds
Reds stay alive in Game 3 with a big win and they start Fred Norman (11-13 3.64 Grade 8Z) to the mound opposite Bruce Kison (13-7 3.19 Grade 10YZ).   It would be the Pirates this time with the big inning as they get 3 runs in the first. Willie Stargell would drive in Omar Moreno with a single and then Bill Robinson would hit a long moonshot to left. In the 3rd Stargell would drive in another run as he would single in Dave Parker to make it 4-0.   The story of this game would be Kison. He would allow only 2 hits through 8 innings. In the 9th the Reds would finally get a run as Johnny Bench would hit a sac fly to drive in Joe…
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APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 3 – Reds @ Pirates

APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 3 – Reds @ Pirates

1979, 1979 Playoff Replay, NLCS, Pirates, Reds
The Reds lose both at Riverfront as the series shifts to Three Rivers for Game 3. The Reds send Mike LaCoss (14-8 3.50 Grade 11) against Bert Blyleven (12-5 3.60 Grade 11Y) for the Pirates.   The Reds with no room for failure come out swinging as they tag Blyleven for 4 big runs in the first inning. George Foster would drive in Joe Morgan for a 1-0 lead and then with 2 runners on Johnny Bench take a Blyleven curve over the left-center wall for a 3 run homer. The score would remain 4-0 until the 5th when Bench again would drive in a run, this time with a sac fly that just missed going out of the park. In the 7th the Reds would get another one as…
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