1980 Playoff Replay – ALCS – Game 2 – Yankees at Royals

1980 Playoff Replay – ALCS – Game 2 – Yankees at Royals

1980, 1980 Playoff Replay, ALCS, Royals, Yankees
Game 2 with the Royals leading 1-0 has a pitching matchup of Rudy May (15-5 2.46 Grade 14YZ) for the Yankees and Dennis Leonard (20-11 3.79 Grade YZ) for the Royals.   The Royals again would draw first blood as Willie Wilson scores on passed ball by Rick Cerone. The would add to the lead in the 3rd as George Brett takes a May fastball over the wall in right for a 2 run homer to make it 3-0. The Yankees would threaten inning after inning but grounded into 4 double plays. They would finally break through against Leonard in the 9th as Reggie Jackson would hit a line drive homer out to right to make it 3-1. After a walk to the next batter the Royals would once again…
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1980 Playoff Replay – ALCS – Game 1 – Yankees at Royals

1980 Playoff Replay – ALCS – Game 1 – Yankees at Royals

1980, 1980 Playoff Replay, ALCS, Royals, Yankees
Game 1 of the ALCS from Royals stadium pits lefties Ron Guidry (17-10 3.56 Grade 11Y) for the Yankees vs Larry Gura (18-10 2.95 Grade 15YZ) for the Royals.   Two premier lefties start out the ALCS and the starters keep it scoreless through 2. In the 3rd the Royals would get two unearned runs off Guidry. Guidry makes an error on a grounder and Lou Piniella fumbles a ball down the line. Willie Aikens and Darrell Porter score the runs to make it 2-0. The Yankees would bounce back in the 4th and get a run as Bob Watson would single in Willie Randolph.   In the bottom of the 6th the Royals would get a run as George Brett would score via RBI single from Amos Otis. Gura…
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