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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1984 Playoff Replay – World Series – Tigers beat Padres 4-1

1984 Playoff Replay – World Series – Tigers beat Padres 4-1

1984, 1984 Playoff Replay, Padres, Tigers, World Series
Tigers continue their dominate regular season by running rough shot through the playoffs. Winning the World Series 4-1. The Padres had chances in Game 3 and 4 to make this a 6 or 7 game series but could never get a big hit. Petry pitches two great games, and Trammell, Lemon, and Gibson carry the Tiger offense. Game 1 Padres 3, Tigers 2   Game 2 Tigers 5, Padres 1   Game 3 Tigers 5, Padres 4   Game 4 Tigers 3, Padres 1   Game 5 Tigers 9, Padres 0   Series MVP: Alan Trammell .350 Avg 2 doubles 1 triple 3 homers and 8 RBI   Huge honorable mention Dan Petry 2 wins 18 inning 6 hits
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1984 Playoff Replay – World Series Game 5 – Padres at Tigers

1984 Playoff Replay – World Series Game 5 – Padres at Tigers

1984, 1984 Playoff Replay, Padres, Tigers, World Series
Must win Game 5 for the Padres, while the Tigers want to win the championship in front of their home fans. The Padres will send Mark Thurmond (14-8 2.97 Grade 13Z) versus Dan Petry (18-8 3.24 Grade 13YZ).   The Tigers trying for the clinching win come out strong scoring one in the first courtesy a long homer by Alan Trammell. In the second they would get to Thurmond and knock him out of the game. Marty Castillo¬† would provide a sac fly, Lou Whitaker would single home a run, and with the bases loaded Trammell would triple to the gap to give the Tigers a huge 6-0 lead. Score would remain 6-0 into the 6th when the Tigers would strike again. Trammell one more time would double in a…
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1984 Playoff Replay – World Series Game 4 – Padres at Tigers

1984 Playoff Replay – World Series Game 4 – Padres at Tigers

1984, 1984 Playoff Replay, Padres, Tigers, World Series
Tigers with a 2-1 advantage in the series go back to ace Jack Morris (19-11 3.60 Grade 11YZ) versus Eric Show (15-9 3.40 Grade 12).   Pivotal Game 4 starts off great for each starter as we go 4 scoreless innings. The Tigers would grab the lead in the 5th as Chet Lemon with a triple to score Rupert Jones. Dave Bergman would line a double to the left-center field gap to make it 2-0. The Padres would get a run back in the top of the 6th as Graig Nettles doubles home Tony Gwynn. Key point of the whole game, after Nettles double the Padres had Steve Garvey on third and Nettles on second with no outs. Morris would get the next three batters without allowing another run.  …
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1984 Playoff Replay – World Series Game 3 – Padres at Tigers

1984 Playoff Replay – World Series Game 3 – Padres at Tigers

1984, 1984 Playoff Replay, Padres, Tigers, World Series
Back to Tiger Stadium for Game 3 with the series tied at 1. The Padres send Tim Lollar (11-13 3.91 Grade 7) to the mound versus Milt Wilcox (17-8 4.00 Grade 9).   The Padres would strike fast scoring 3 in the first. Graig Nettles would drive in 2 runs with a double and Terry Kennedy would drive in Nettles with a RBI single. The Tigers would answer right back with 3 of their own in the bottom half. Alan Trammell would hit a 2 run homer and then 2 batters later Lance Parrish would hit a solo shot to tie it at 3. The Padres would get the run back in the 3rd as Nettles would hit a solo homer to right. The Tigers would get that run right…
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1984 Playoff Replay – World Series Game 2 – Tigers at Padres

1984 Playoff Replay – World Series Game 2 – Tigers at Padres

1984, 1984 Playoff Replay, Padres, Tigers, World Series
The Padres take a 1-0 lead and start Ed Whitson (14-8 3.24 Grade 11) to the mound opposite Dan Petry (18-8 3.24 Grade 13).   Pitchers come out strong as we go scoreless through the first 4 innings. The Tigers would score first in the 5th as Chet Lemon hits his second homer of the series, this time a 2 run shot. They add another run in the 6th as Kirk Gibson hits a sac fly to score Lou Whitaker. The Padres would get on the board in the 7th as Alan Wiggins would score on a wild pitch by Petry. The Tigers would get 2 insurance runs in the 8th as Lance Parrish would drive home Alan Trammell and Kirk Gibson. This would be more than enough for Petry…
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