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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APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 2 – Pirates @ Reds

APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 2 – Pirates @ Reds

1979, 1979 Playoff Replay, NLCS, Pirates, Reds
Game 2 of the 79 NLCS has a pitching matchup of Jim Bibby (12-4 2.81 Grade 10YZ) for the Pirates and Frank Pastore (6-7 4.25 Grade 3YZ) for the Reds.   The Pirates would jump on Pastore for a quick run in the 1st as John Milner would drive in Dave Parker with a single. The Reds would answer with a run of their own in the 1st as George Foster would hit a sac fly scoring Joe Morgan. Pitchers would settle as innings 2-4 would have no team able to plate a run. In the 5th the Pirates would grab the lead again as Bill Madlock would deliver the 2 out RBI to make it a 2-1 game.   The score would remain 2-1 until the bottom of the…
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APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 1 – Pirates @ Reds

APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 1 – Pirates @ Reds

1979, 1979 Playoff Replay, NLCS, Pirates, Reds
The 1979 NLCS Playoff Replay has the NL West winning Cincinnati Reds (90-71) versus the NL East Champion Pittsburgh Pirates (98-64). The starters for Game 1 are John Candelaria (14-9 3.22 Grade 12Z) for the visiting Pirates and Tom Seaver (16-6 3.14 Grade 13YZ) for the Reds.   In a 5 game set the first game is even more important and both pitchers come out strong as we go scoreless through 3 innings. In the 4th the Pirates break through against Tom Terrific. After 2 outs to start the inning, Dave Parker and Willie Stargell would draw walks. Next man up John Milner lines a huge homer down the right field line to give the Pirates a 3-0 lead. In the 6th the Pirates would add to their lead and…
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1985 Tournament Results – White Sox sweep Reds 4-0

1985 Tournament Results – White Sox sweep Reds 4-0

1985, 1985 Tournament, Reds, White Sox
White Sox offense dominate this series as they score early and often in each game. Reds offense didn't really hit until Game 4 late and by then it was too late. The White Sox move onto to face the #1 seed St.Louis Cardinals in the Elite 8.   Game 1 - White Sox 4, Reds 3 Game 2 - White Sox 6, Reds 3 Game 3 - White Sox 9, Reds 4 Game 4 - White Sox 7, Reds 6   Series MVP: Carlton Fisk - 10 Hits, 2 doubles, 1 HR, 10 RBI
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Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Reds vs White Sox

Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Reds vs White Sox

1985, 1985 Tournament, Reds, White Sox
White Sox going for the sweep sends Gene Nelson (10-10 4.26 Grade 4Y)  to the mound while the Reds give the ball to Ron Robinson (7-7 3.96 Grade 4YZ).   The Reds have been playing catch up almost from the first pitch of this series and this game was no different. The White Sox get 2 quick runs in the first as Greg Walker doubles in a run and Carlton Fisk drives in another. Sox wasn't done there as they get 3 more in the 2nd. Ozzie Guillen triples in Julio Cruz and Rudy Law, Harold Baines then singles in Guillen for the 5-0 lead. The Sox would get another run in the 5th as once again Fisk drives in Baines.   With the score 6-0 the Reds try to…
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Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Reds vs White Sox

Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Reds vs White Sox

1985, 1985 Tournament, Reds, White Sox
Back to old Comiskey Park for Game 3 of this playoff series. White Sox won both games in Cincinnati and send Floyd Bannister (10-14 4.87 Grade 3X) to the mound and the Reds send Jay Tibbs (10-16 3.95 Grade 7).   Reds finally get on the board first as they get a run in the top of 1st, Nick Esasky drives in Dave Parker. White Sox would get that run back and more as they explode for 5 runs in the bottom of the 1st and knock Tibbs out of the game. Greg Walker with a 2 run double, Carlton Fisk would double in Walker, and Luis Salazar would drill his third homer of the series to give the Sox a 5-1 lead. The Reds would score again in the…
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Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay White Sox vs Reds

Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay White Sox vs Reds

1985, 1985 Tournament, Reds, White Sox
Game 2 with the White Sox having the 1-0 advantage has a pitching matchup of Britt Burns (18-11 3.96 Grade 9X) versus Mario Soto (12-15 3.58 Grade 12X).   The White Sox again would strike first as they get 2 in the 2nd via long 2 run homer to left by Carlton Fisk. White Sox would continue to show off their power in the 4th as Ron Kittle would blast a homer to left. With the score 3-0 the Reds would get a run back in the 4th as Buddy Bell would single in Dave Parker. The White Sox would answer again in the 6th and once again with the long ball. Kittle takes Soto out one more time to left for a 2 run homer and a 5-1 lead.…
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