1985 Tournament Results – Cardinals sweep White Sox

1985 Tournament Results – Cardinals sweep White Sox

1985, 1985 Tournament, Cardinals, White Sox
The Cardinals sweep this Elite 8 matchup as the White Sox offense was never able to get anything going against Cardinal pitching only scoring 4 runs in the series. The Cardinal offense did their normal thing with speed and occasional power to build leads in each game. Cardinal defense was clutch all series as well. The Cardinals move onto the Final Four to face the winner of the Dodger/Astros series.   Game 1: Cardinals 4, White Sox 0 Game 2: Cardinals 5, White Sox 1 Game 3: Cardinals 5, White Sox 1 Game 4: Cardinals 3, White Sox 2
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Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cardinals at White Sox

Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cardinals at White Sox

1985, 1985 Tournament, Cardinals, White Sox
The White Sox with their backs against the wall down 3-0 send Gene Nelson (10-10 4.26 Grade 4YL) to the bump, while the Cardinals send stud lefty ace John Tudor (21-8 1.93 Grade 20YZG).   Pitchers come out strong as the game stays scoreless through 4 innings. The Cardinals once again break the ice scoring 3 runs in the 5th as Willie McGee doubles in 2 runs and Tommy Herr singles home McGee. The White Sox would answer back with 2 of their own in the bottom half as Luis Salazar doubles home a run and Rudy Law singled home Salazar. With the score still 3-2 in the bottom of the 8th the White Sox would have runners on second and third but Tudor would get Ron Kittle to fly…
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Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cardinals at White Sox

Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cardinals at White Sox

1985, 1985 Tournament, Cardinals, White Sox
Back to Chicago for Game 3 and the White Sox send lefty Floyd Bannister (10-14 4.87 Grade 3XL) to the mound and the Cardinals send Bob Forsch (9-6 3.40 Grade 4Z).   The Cardinals up 2-0 in the series continue to put the heat on by scoring first in the 3rd inning as Willie McGee hits a sac fly to score Vince Coleman. In the 4th they would add two more, Darrell Porter with a RBI double and Ozzie Smith added a RBI single. The Cardinals would add 2 more in the 6th to take a 5-0 lead. The White Sox would try to drum up a rally in the 7th as Rudy Law would single in Luis Salazar, but Forsch would stop the rally. The Cards bullpen would take…
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Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay White Sox at Cardinals

Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay White Sox at Cardinals

1985, 1985 Tournament, Cardinals, White Sox
White Sox trying to steal a game in St. Louis send Britt Burns (18-11 3.96 Grade 7X) to the mound and the Cardinals send Danny Cox (18-9 2.88 Grade 15Z).   The Cardinals would once again score first, this time scoring a run in the 3rd via a solo homer by Darrell Porter. Pitchers would be in control and keep it 1-0 until the 8th when the Cardinals would bust the game open with 4 runs. Tommy Herr, Andy Van Slyke, and Terry Pendleton with big RBI hits. With the score 4-0 in the 9th the Sox would finally dent the scoreboard as Greg Walker would line a homer to right off Cox. That would be all he would allow as he would get the last 3 outs for the…
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Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay White Sox at Cardinals

Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay White Sox at Cardinals

1985, 1985 Tournament, Cardinals, White Sox
The Elite 8 is here and the #9 seed Chicago White Sox face off against the #1 seed St. Louis Cardinals. The White Sox come off a sweep of the Reds and the Cardinals beat the rival cubs in 5.   The Cardinals send Joaquin Andujar (21-12 3.40 Grade 14Z) to the mound as the White Sox send Tom Seaver (16-11 3.17 Grade 14YZ).   The pitchers keep the bats silent through 3 innings but the Cardinals would break through against Seaver in the 4th as Andy Van Slyke would hit a 2 run homer to right. In the 6th the Cards would add another run as Jack Clark would single home Willie McGee. The White Sox would load the bases in the 7th but Andujar would get out of…
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1985 Elite 8 Set!

1985 Elite 8 Set!

1985, 1985 Tournament, Astros, Blue Jays, Cardinals, Dodgers, Expos, Mets, Tigers, White Sox
The Elite 8 is set and it is going to be a great one I think.   #1 St. Louis Cardinals will take on the #9 Chicago White Sox. Cardinals took down the Cubs 4 games to 1, while the White Sox swept the Reds 4-0.   #5 Los Angeles Dodgers will face #13 Houston Astros The Dodgers beat the Orioles in 6. The Astros upset the Yankees 4-1.   #3 New York Mets will play the #11 Detroit Tigers The Mets won the last 4 and beat the Padres in 6, while the Tigers cruised by the World Champ Royals 4-0   #2 Toronto Blue Jays will square off with the #10 Montreal Expos The Blue Jays took down the Red Sox in 6 games and the Expos beat…
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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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