APBA 1988 World Series Replay – Game 3 – Dodgers vs A’s

APBA 1988 World Series Replay – Game 3 – Dodgers vs A’s

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, Athletics, Dodgers, World Series
Huge Game 3 with the series tied at 1 has a pitching matchup of Dave Stewart (21-12 3.23 Grade 15 YG) versus John Tudor (10-8 2.32 Grade 16 Z).   The Dodgers again would strike first the Dodgers would get 2 runs in the 2nd. Jeff Hamilton would single in John Shelby who tripled to lead off the inning. Later in the inning Steve Sax would get a clutch 2 out single up the middle to score Mike Davis. In the 4th the Dodgers would add another run as they would get back to back doubles from Hamilton and Davis to make it 3-0.   In the 5th LA would get another run as Mike Marshall would single in Kirk Gibson. The A's would finally get to Tudor as Walt…
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APBA 1988 World Series Replay – Game 2 – A’s vs Dodgers

APBA 1988 World Series Replay – Game 2 – A’s vs Dodgers

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, Athletics, Dodgers, World Series
The Dodgers looking to even the series send ace Orel Hershiser (23-8 2.26 Grade 19YZ) to the hill against Storm Davis (16-7 3.70 Grade 10Y).   The Dodgers strike first this time with a huge 4 run 1st. With one out Mickey Hatcher would single bringing up Kirk Gibson would would take Davis out of the park to right field to make it 2-0, 4 batters later Jeff Hamilton would double to right to score John Shelby and Mike Scioscia. The A's would try to get back into the game as they would pick up a run in the 4th as Dave Parker would single in Jose Canseco.   In the 5th Hatcher would single to knock out Davis. The A's would bring in Rick Honeycutt to face Gibson, but…
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APBA 1988 World Series Replay – Game 1 – A’s vs Dodgers

APBA 1988 World Series Replay – Game 1 – A’s vs Dodgers

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, Athletics, Dodgers, World Series
Game 1 of our 1988 World Series replay features the Los Angeles Dodgers who beat the Mets in 7 games and the Oakland A's who beat the Red Sox in 7 games.   Game 1 starters will be Bob Welch (17-9 3.64 Grade 11yz) for the visiting A's and Tim Belcher (12-6 2.91 Grade 12XZG) for the home town Dodgers.   Here we go World Series, two really good teams. The A's would jump on the board first as with 2 out and no one on in the first Jose Canseco lines a Belcher fastball out to left center to make it a 1-0. (Side note I remember as a kid Canseco hitting the Grand Slam in Game 1 off the camera in center and thinking there is no way…
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APBA 1988 NLCS Replay – Game 7 – New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers

APBA 1988 NLCS Replay – Game 7 – New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, Dodgers, Mets, NLCS
Winner take all for the World Series. The Mets send Ron Darling (17-9 3.25 Grade 13YZ) to the hill against Orel Hershiser (23-8 2.26 Grade 19YZ).   This whole series has been pitched real good and this game was no exception. The score was 0-0 until the 3rd when the Dodgers would get a huge 2 out RBI by Kirk Gibson scoring Steve Sax. The Mets would get runners on in the 4th and 5th and Hershiser would induce double play ground balls in both innings. In the bottom of the 6th the Dodgers would get an insurance run as John Shelby would hit a homer to center field. With the 2 run lead Hershiser does what he did all season for the Dodgers. The Mets would manage to get…
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APBA 1988 NLCS Replay – Game 6 – New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers

APBA 1988 NLCS Replay – Game 6 – New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, Dodgers, Mets, NLCS
The Mets with their backs against the wall send David Cone (20-3 2.33 Grade 19XZ) to the mound against Tim Leary (17-11 2.91 Grade 14XZ).   The Mets would come out and grab a quick lead as they get 2 on the board in the top of the 1st. Lenny Dykstra singles and steals second, Keith Hernandez singles in Dykstra, and Darryl Strawberry triples high off the right center field wall. Leary would get out of the inning with no more damage when Kirk Gibson throws out Strawberry at the plate. Cone was in complete control getting strikeouts, and ground balls when he needs it. Mets infielders turn 3 double plays. Dodger pitching would keep the game 2-0 Mets until the bottom of the 9th. Gibson would lead off the…
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APBA 1988 NLCS Replay – Game 5 – Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Mets

APBA 1988 NLCS Replay – Game 5 – Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Mets

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, Dodgers, Mets, NLCS
Huge Game 5 from Shea with the series tied 2-2 has a pitching matchup of Tim Belcher (12-6 2.91 Grade 12XZ) vs Sid Fernandez (12-10 3.03 Grade 12XY).   In the top of the 2nd the Dodgers get to Fernandez. John Shelby would double to left center and Rick Dempsey would single him home. After a 2 out walk to Alfredo Griffin, Belcher would square up a Fernandez fast ball hit a huge 2 run double. Down 3-0 the Mets would get 2 on with no out in the 2nd, but Belcher would get the next three in a row. The would be the last time the Mets would have a runner in scoring position as Belcher mows them down scattering just 5 hits and striking out 10. The Mets…
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Out Of The Park 1990 Tournament – Final Four – Angels vs Dodgers

Out Of The Park 1990 Tournament – Final Four – Angels vs Dodgers

1990 Tournament, Angels, Dodgers, OOTP
Man these Out Of The Park Tournaments have been fun [pick it up if you haven't already :)]. The Angels jump out to a 3-1 series lead only to have the Dodgers storm back and take the series 4-3. Veteran Fernando Valenzuela with the big Game 7 victory. Lance Parrish for the Angels hits 5 homers in the losing effort. Dodgers move on to the Finals.     Recaps below. [caption id="attachment_2053" align="alignnone" width="640"] angels-dodgers[/caption]
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APBA 1988 NLCS Replay – Game 4 – Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Mets

APBA 1988 NLCS Replay – Game 4 – Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Mets

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, Dodgers, Mets, NLCS
Game 4 with the Dodgers leading 2 games to 1 has a pitching matchup of John Tudor (10-8 2.32 Grade 16Z) for the Dodgers against Dwight Gooden (18-9 3.19 Grade 14YZ) for the Mets.   These two pitchers came out like it was 1985 when they totally dominated the National League and finished 1-2 in the Cy Young vote. Gooden allows only 2 hits through 6 innings. In the 7th the Mets would get a runner to 2nd as John Shelby would single and steal second base. Gooden would set down the next two batters to keep the game scoreless.   Tudor was perfect through 6 innings. 18 up, 18 down with a trio of strikeouts. In the 7th Mookie Wilson would break up the perfect game with a single…
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APBA 1988 NLCS Replay – Game 3 – Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Mets

APBA 1988 NLCS Replay – Game 3 – Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Mets

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, Dodgers, Mets, NLCS
Series tied at 1 and shifting to New York. We get a rain out day that allows the Dodgers to start Orel Hershiser (23-8 2.36 Grade 19 YZ) on  3 days rest against Ron Darling (17-9 3.25 Grade 13YZ).   The Dodgers would get to Darling early for a run as Mike Marshall would single in Kirk Gibson. In the bottom half the Mets would answer as Gregg Jefferies would double and Keith Hernandez would single him home. In the 2nd the Dodgers would get 2 unearned runs as a Wally Backman error allows Jeff Hamilton and Alfredo Griffin to score. In the 3rd the Dodgers would get an insurance run as John Shelby would single and Darryl Strawberry would misplay it and Shelby would get to second. Mike Scioscia…
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