Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Reds vs Angels

Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Reds vs Angels

1978, 1978 Tournament, Angels, Reds
Must win Game 5 for the Angels as they send Don Aase (11-8 4.03 Grade 5) to the mound versus Tom Seaver (16-14 2.88 Grade 15). Pitchers come out strong as the Angels and Reds cant get anything going through 3 innings. The Reds would break through in the 4th with another clutch RBI by Dan Driessen. They would get two more in the 4th, a Joe Morgan would single up the middle to score Cesar Geronimo and Pete Rose. After getting yet another RBI hit from Driessen in the 7th the Reds had a commanding 4-0 lead and Seaver on the mound. The Angles showed they aren't done as they get a RBI double from Joe Rudi to score Don Baylor, but Seaver would shut them down from there…
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Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Reds vs Angels

Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Reds vs Angels

1978, 1978 Tournament, Angels, Reds
Game 4 features a pitching matchup of Bill Bonham (11-5 3.53) for the Reds and Chris Knapp (14-8 4.21) for the Angels. Reds have taken back control in the series and they get on top quickly in Game 4 with a run in the first. Dan Driessen with another clutch RBI hit. The Angels answer quickly and get the lead back with a 3 spot in the bottom of the 2nd. Joe Rudi and Bobby Grich with RBI hits. Both teams would trade runs in the 3rd to make it a 4-2 Angels. From here on out Bonham would settle down and the Reds bats would take over. The Reds would score single runs in the 5th, 6th, 8th, and 9th. The would also add a 2 spot in the…
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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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