Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Reds vs Angels

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Reds vs Angels

1978, 1978 Tournament, Angels, Reds
Pivotal Game 3 with the series tied at 1 features starters Tom Hume (8-11 4.14 Grade 5) for the Redlegs and Nolan Ryan (10-13 3.72 Grade 10) for the Angels. The Reds would get to Ryan early pushing across a run in the top of the first. Dan Driessen with a 2 out RBI scoring Pete Rose. The score would remain 1-0 Reds until the Angels finally get on the board with a run in the 5th. Bostock drives in Carney Lansford to tie it at 1. The game would remain tied at one through 9, and the game would go to extras. Relief pitching for both teams remained in control and we remained tied at 1 through 12 innings. The Angels would bring in Dyar Miller and wildness would…
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APBAReplay announces 1st Season Replay

1981
Yes we know that a season replay will take forever, but while most of the seasons from 1978 to 1987 are great there is one I really want to play out. That is the strike shortened 1981 season. We will endeavor to play a 162 game season. The season has a lot of intrigue. The teams with the best records in each league didn't even make the playoffs (A's and Reds). Players such as Mike Schmidt, Fernando Valenzuela, Rollie Fingers, Goose Gossage, and Rickey Henderson have the potential for HUGE years. I have always wanted to take these great players through the 162 game season. Hope you will join us on this long journey!
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APBAReplay announces 1st Playoff Replay

1984, 1984 Playoff Replay, ALCS, Cubs, NLCS, Padres, Royals, Tigers
We are right in the middle of our 1978 Tournament replay and it has been a blast. It is shaping up to have some exciting match ups as we move towards the final four and an eventual champion. It is time to prepare for our first playoff replay. In these replays we will take the actual division winners and play it off. So an NLCS and an ALCS and a World Series. Will the replays go the same as the actually did or we will have some upset winners and new World Series champions? Going to be good times. 1st playoff will be the 1984 playoff. National League Championship Series San Diego Padres vs Chicago Cubs American League Championship Series Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers Going to be a fun 3…
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Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Angels vs Reds

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Angels vs Reds

1978, 1978 Tournament, Angels, Reds
Game 2 from Riverfront features lefty Frank Tanana (18-12 3.65 Grade 11) vs Fred Norman (11-9 3.70 Grade 7). The Reds would get the jump on Tanana with a quick 2 spot in the 1st. 2 run double by Joe Morgan accounting for the RBI. The Angels would get those 2 runs back in the 3rd, Don Baylor and Joe Rudi picking up RBI. With the score 2 a piece in the bottom of the 4th Johnny Bench would lead off the inning with a homer to center field. The Reds would add another in the inning to take a 4-2 lead. From here the pitchers took over and the Angels couldn't get another run. Doug Bair comes in for Norman in the 8th and gets the last 6 outs…
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Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Angels vs Reds

Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Angels vs Reds

1978, 1978 Tournament, Angels, Reds
This Sweet 16 matchup has the #12 seed California Angels vs #5 Cincinnati Reds. The Angels finished the season 87-75 and finished 2nd in the AL West. The Big Red Machine finished 92-69 and finished 2nd to the Dodgers in the NL West. The Angels send righty Don Aase (11-8 4.03 Grade 5) to the mound while Cincinnati sends Tom Seaver (16-14 2.88 Grade 15). Offenses come out early as the Angels get an RBI single by Lyman Bostock to make it 1-0. Reds would come back with 2 of their own in the bottom half, George Foster and Dan Driessen with RBI. The Reds would add another in the 2nd to make it 3-1. Pitchers would settle down after that and the score would remain 3-1 until the top…
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1978 Tournament Results – Phillies beat Giants 4-0

1978 Tournament Results – Phillies beat Giants 4-0

1978, 1978 Tournament, Giants, Phillies
Phillies sweep the Giants in this Sweet 16 matchup. Game 1 - Phillies 3, Giants 1 Game 2 - Phillies 2, Giants 0 Game 3 - Phillies 7, Giants 6 Gane 4 - Phillies 4, Giants 3 Series MVP: Ron Reed, saved 3 games all in tough spots. The Phillies move onto to face the #1 seed and World Champion New York Yankees. Two division winners battling in the Elite 8. Should be a really fun what-if series as these two teams never meet in the late 70's/early 80's.
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Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Phillies vs Giants

Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Phillies vs Giants

1978, 1978 Tournament, Giants, Phillies
Must win Game 4 for the Phillies after the heartbreaking defeat in Game 3. The Giants send Ed Halicki (9-10 2.85 Grade 13) to the mound versus lefty Randy Lerch (11-8 3.96 Grade 5). No score heading into the 4th, but the Phillies would crack through with 2 runs in the top half. RBI single by Mike Schmidt and RBI double by Richie Hebner giving Lerch some runs to play with. The Phillies would get 2 more in the 8th to take a 4-0 lead with Lerch in cruise control. The Giants still had fight in them though as they get a couple of walks and the a 3 run bomb from Mike Ivie to get the back into the game at 4-3. The Phillies would once again give the…
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Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Phillies vs Giants

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Phillies vs Giants

1978, 1978 Tournament, Giants, Phillies
The Giants hoping that Candlestick Park will change their fortune sends John Montefusco (11-9 3.81 Grade 8) to the mound against right Larry Christenson (13-14 3.24 Grade 12). The Giants would grab the lead in the 2nd, scoring 3 runs. Terry Whitfield with a 2 run homer being the big blow. The Phillies would scratch across a run in the 5th to make it 3-1. Giants quickly got that run back in the 6th via RBI double by Jim Dwyer. They also added 2 more runs in the 7th to take a commanding 6-1 lead. The score would remain that way until the top of the 6th, then a crazy top of the 9th would ensue. Garry Maddox would lead off the 9th with a single and then Bob Boone…
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Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Giants vs Phillies

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Giants vs Phillies

1978, 1978 Tournament, Giants, Phillies
The Giants looking to even the series sends lefty Vida Blue (18-10 2.79 Grade 15) to the bump opposite Dick Ruthven (13-5 2.99 Grade 12) for the Phillies. Just as with Game 1 this one belonged to the pitchers. The get a run in the 2nd when Richie Hebner goes for a triple to drive in Greg Luzinski. In the 4th they would scratch another run with some ABC baseball. Mike Schmidt walked, Luzinski get a base knock, Hebner lays down a perfect sacrifice and Garry Maddox brings home Schmidt with a sac fly. That would be the only scoring of the games as Ruthven would throw a 4 hit shutout. The Phillies win 2-0 despite just 2 hits in the game and lead the series 2-0. Final Score: Phillies…
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Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Giants vs Phillies

Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Giants vs Phillies

1978, 1978 Tournament, Giants, Phillies
This Sweet 16 matchup is the #9 seed San Francisco Giants vs the #8 seed Philadelphia Phillies. The Giants finished the season 89-73 3rd in the NL West. The Phillies 90-72 and are NL East Champions. The Giants would send stud lefty Bob Knepper (17-11 2.63 Grade 16) against another stud lefty in Steve Carlton (16-13 2.84 Grade 15). This matchup had the makings of a tight pitchers duel and that is exactly what we got. The Giants come out strong getting a lead off single by Bill Madlock and driven home by a clutch double by Jack Clark. The Phillies would answer with their own run, clutch 2 out hit by Ted Sizemore producing the RBI. Pitcher held the bats in check until the 7th, when the Phillies would…
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