1984 Playoff Replay – ALCS Game 3 – Royals vs Tigers

1984 Playoff Replay – ALCS Game 3 – Royals vs Tigers

1984, 1984 Playoff Replay, ALCS, Royals, Tigers
Tigers with a commanding 2-0 lead send Milt Wilcox (17-8 4.00 Grade 9) to the hill versus Charlie Leibrandt (11-7 3.63 Grade 6).   The Royals with their backs against the wall score their first run of the series in the 2nd as Frank White hits a sac fly that scores Daryl Motley. The Royals would add another run in the 5th as Don Slaught takes Wilcox deep for a 2-0 lead.   The Tigers get a run back in the 6th as Barbaro Garbey drives in Lance Parrish with a single. With the score 2-1 the Royals bring in Dan Quisenberry for the save, but the Tigers would have other ideas. Alan Trammell would single, Kirk Gibson would reach on a fielder's choice and Lance Parrish would send the…
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1984 Playoff Replay – ALCS Game 2 – Tigers vs Royals

1984 Playoff Replay – ALCS Game 2 – Tigers vs Royals

1984, 1984 Playoff Replay, ALCS, Royals, Tigers
Game 2 with the Tigers leading 1-0 has Dan Petry (18-8 3.24 Grade 13) on the mound opposite 20 year old Bret Saberhagen (10-11 3.48 Grade 8).   Pitchers again come out strong as we go scoreless through 3 innings. The Tigers would get a run as Kirk Gibson would walk, steal second, and advance to third on a throwing error by Don Slaught. Lance Parrish would hit a long fly to center that would score Gibson for the 1-0 lead. Score would remain 1-0 until the 8th and Johnny Grubb would take Saberhagen deep to center for a 2-0 lead. That would be more than enough for Petry as he would match Morris by scattering 3 hits for the shutout.   Final Score: Tigers 2, Royals 0 WP: Dan…
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1984 Playoff Replay – ALCS Game 1 – Tigers vs Royals

1984 Playoff Replay – ALCS Game 1 – Tigers vs Royals

1984, 1984 Playoff Replay, ALCS, Royals, Tigers
Game 1 of the ALCS from Royals Stadium features a big time pitching matchup of Jack Morris (19-11 3.60 Grade 11) vs Bud Black (17-12 3.12 Grade 14).   Pitcher take command early, but the Tigers get a run in the 4th as Lance Parrish and Larry Herndon hit back to back doubles for the 1-0 lead. The Tigers would get another run in the 6th as Kirk Gibson triples and Parrish brings him home on a sac fly.   Tigers would bust the game open in the 7th with 4 runs. Lou Whitaker would double home 2 runs, and Gibson would hit a long 2 run homer to right to close out the scoring. Morris would scatter 3 hits for the shutout and 1-0 series lead.   Final Score:…
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1981 Season Replay – Royals at Orioles

1981 Season Replay – Royals at Orioles

1981, 1981 Season, Orioles, Royals
Opening series from Memorial Stadium in Baltimore.   Opening Day - Memorial Stadium 4-10-81 Royals 5, Orioles 4 WP: Dennis Leonard (1-0) LP: Dennis Martinez (0-1) Save: Dan Quisenberry (1) HR's: Orioles - Al Bumbry (1), Ken Singleton (1), Gary Roenicke (1)   4-12-81 Orioles 3, Royals 0 WP: Scott McGregor (1-0) LP: Larry Gura (0-1) HR's: Orioles - Eddie Murray (1) McGregor scatters 8 hits.   Two pretty good teams split this opening week series.
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Game 7 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Royals

Game 7 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Royals

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Royals
Winner take all Game 7 pitchers are Gaylord Perry (21-6 2.73 Grade 15) for the Padres versus Dennis Leonard (21-17 3.33 Grade 13) for the Royals. The Padres would come out of the gate quick scoring 3 runs in the top on the first off Leonard. Jerry Turner with a bases clearing triple accounting for the RBI. The Royals would come back with 2 in the second as Al Cowens and Clint Hurdle get RBI singles. Down 3-2 the Royals would tie it in the 7th as George Brett hits a sac fly to score Hurdle. With the score tied at 3 the Padres would explode for 5 runs in the 9th. Gene Richards and Dave Winfield again with big time hits. Perry would set the Royals down 1-2-3 in…
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Game 6 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Royals

Game 6 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Royals

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Royals
Game 6 from Royals Stadium has a pitching matchup of Bob Owchinko (10-13 3.56 Grade 9) versus Rich Gale (14-8 3.09). The Royals would jump out in front with 2 runs in the bottom of the first as Darrell Porter hits a 2 out 2 run homer. The Padres would answer with 2 of their own in the second. Broderick Perkins and Bill Almon with 2 out RBI doubles. The teams would trade runs in the 3rd to make it a 4-3 game in favor of the Royals. The Padres would tie the game with a run in the 4th and it would remained tied until the top of the 8th. Ozzie Smith would single and then steal second and move to 3rd on a wild throw from Porter. Gene…
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Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Royals vs Padres

Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Royals vs Padres

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Royals
Game 5 with the series tied at 2 has a pitching matchup of Larry Gura (16-4 2.72 Grade 15) versus Eric Rasmussen (12-10 4.06 Grade 6). The Royals would jump out on top as George Brett doubles and is brought home by a RBI single from Amos Otis. They would add another run in the 3rd as Frank White would come through with the clutch single. The Padres would answer as Dave Winfield would line a 2 run homer off Gura to tie the score. With the score tied at 2, the Royals would add a run in the 5th and get two more in the 8th. Freddie Patek with a huge RBI double and Brett adding an insurance RBI single. Gura would take care of the rest as he…
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Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Royals vs Padres

Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Royals vs Padres

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Royals
Game 4 from San Diego Stadium has a pitching matchup of Paul Splittoff (19-13 3.40 Grade 13) for the Royals versus lefty Randy Jones (13-14 2.88 Grade 14). Pitchers dominate for the first 3 innings before the Royals finally break through for a run in the 4th. John Wathan with a sac fly to score Al Cowens. The Padres would answer with 2 off Splittorff in the bottom half. The dynamic duo of Dave Winfield and Gene Tenace once again with big RBI hits. The Padres would add an insurance run in the 6th as Bill Almon drives in Gene Richards. This would be more than enough for Jones as he goes the distance and this series is tied. Final Score: Padres 3, Royals 1 WP: Randy Jones (4-0) LP:…
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