APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 4 – Reds @ Pirates

APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 4 – Reds @ Pirates

1979, 1979 Playoff Replay, NLCS, Pirates, Reds
Reds stay alive in Game 3 with a big win and they start Fred Norman (11-13 3.64 Grade 8Z) to the mound opposite Bruce Kison (13-7 3.19 Grade 10YZ).   It would be the Pirates this time with the big inning as they get 3 runs in the first. Willie Stargell would drive in Omar Moreno with a single and then Bill Robinson would hit a long moonshot to left. In the 3rd Stargell would drive in another run as he would single in Dave Parker to make it 4-0.   The story of this game would be Kison. He would allow only 2 hits through 8 innings. In the 9th the Reds would finally get a run as Johnny Bench would hit a sac fly to drive in Joe…
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APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 3 – Reds @ Pirates

APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 3 – Reds @ Pirates

1979, 1979 Playoff Replay, NLCS, Pirates, Reds
The Reds lose both at Riverfront as the series shifts to Three Rivers for Game 3. The Reds send Mike LaCoss (14-8 3.50 Grade 11) against Bert Blyleven (12-5 3.60 Grade 11Y) for the Pirates.   The Reds with no room for failure come out swinging as they tag Blyleven for 4 big runs in the first inning. George Foster would drive in Joe Morgan for a 1-0 lead and then with 2 runners on Johnny Bench take a Blyleven curve over the left-center wall for a 3 run homer. The score would remain 4-0 until the 5th when Bench again would drive in a run, this time with a sac fly that just missed going out of the park. In the 7th the Reds would get another one as…
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APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 2 – Pirates @ Reds

APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 2 – Pirates @ Reds

1979, 1979 Playoff Replay, NLCS, Pirates, Reds
Game 2 of the 79 NLCS has a pitching matchup of Jim Bibby (12-4 2.81 Grade 10YZ) for the Pirates and Frank Pastore (6-7 4.25 Grade 3YZ) for the Reds.   The Pirates would jump on Pastore for a quick run in the 1st as John Milner would drive in Dave Parker with a single. The Reds would answer with a run of their own in the 1st as George Foster would hit a sac fly scoring Joe Morgan. Pitchers would settle as innings 2-4 would have no team able to plate a run. In the 5th the Pirates would grab the lead again as Bill Madlock would deliver the 2 out RBI to make it a 2-1 game.   The score would remain 2-1 until the bottom of the…
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APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 1 – Pirates @ Reds

APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 1 – Pirates @ Reds

1979, 1979 Playoff Replay, NLCS, Pirates, Reds
The 1979 NLCS Playoff Replay has the NL West winning Cincinnati Reds (90-71) versus the NL East Champion Pittsburgh Pirates (98-64). The starters for Game 1 are John Candelaria (14-9 3.22 Grade 12Z) for the visiting Pirates and Tom Seaver (16-6 3.14 Grade 13YZ) for the Reds.   In a 5 game set the first game is even more important and both pitchers come out strong as we go scoreless through 3 innings. In the 4th the Pirates break through against Tom Terrific. After 2 outs to start the inning, Dave Parker and Willie Stargell would draw walks. Next man up John Milner lines a huge homer down the right field line to give the Pirates a 3-0 lead. In the 6th the Pirates would add to their lead and…
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1984 Playoff Replay – NLCS – Padres beat Cubs 3 games to 1

1984 Playoff Replay – NLCS – Padres beat Cubs 3 games to 1

1984, 1984 Playoff Replay, Cubs, NLCS, Padres
Padres win the 1984 NLCS replay 3 games to 1.   Game 1 Padres 3, Cubs 1   Game 2 Padres 2, Cubs 1   Game 3 Cubs 7, Padres 3   Game 4 Padres 5, Cubs 0   Cubs bats only showed up in Game 3. Padres get great pitching throughout and some timely hitting to win the series. Padres move onto the World Series to face the winner of the Tigers/Royals ALCS.  
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1984 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 4 – Cubs vs Padres

1984 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 4 – Cubs vs Padres

1984, 1984 Playoff Replay, Cubs, NLCS, Padres
Padres leading 2-1 in the best of 5 send Tim Lollar (11-13 3.91 Grade 7) to the mound against Scott Sanderson (8-5 3.14 Grade 9).   The Padres get on the board first as Garry Templeton singles and up to the plate comes pitcher Tim Lollar. Instead of laying down the bunt Lollar lines a Sanderson pitch out of the park to right. Later in the inning Terry Kennedy would line a 2 hit scoring Alan Wiggins to give the Padres a 3-0 lead.   Lollar would take over from there as he was dominate on the mound and in the batters box. He would hold the Cubs scoreless on just 3 hits. The Cubs bats never got going in this series. Padre pitching was good throughout and they got…
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1984 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 3 – Cubs vs Padres

1984 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 3 – Cubs vs Padres

1984, 1984 Playoff Replay, Cubs, NLCS, Padres
Must win Game 3 of the NLCS for the Cubs as they send Dennis Eckersley (10-8 3.03 Grade 10) to the mound versus Ed Whitson (14-8 3.24 Grade 11).   Cubs in a much win game strike first in the 5th as Bobby Dernier hits a homer down the left field line to give the Cubs a 1-0 lead. The would add another in the 6th as Jody Davis lines a single to score Gary Matthews. The Padres would answer as veteran Graig Nettles lines a homer to make it 2-1 Cubs.   In the top of the 7th the Cubs bats finally awoke. Dernier, Ryne Sandberg, and Matthews all reach base for Leon Durham. Durham would line the Dave Dravecky fastball over the fence in right for a grand…
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1984 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 2 – Padres vs Cubs

1984 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 2 – Padres vs Cubs

1984, 1984 Playoff Replay, Cubs, NLCS, Padres
Game 2 of the 1984 NLCS from Wrigley features Mark Thurmond (14-8 2.97 Grade 13) for the Padres versus Steve Trout (13-7 3.41 Grade 11) for the Cubbies.   Another strong outing by both starters as this game we go scoreless through 5 innings. The Cubs would get on the board with a run in the 6th courtesy of a 2 out triple by Ryne Sandberg. Trout would keep the Cubs off the board until the 8th when pinch hitter Kurt Bevacqua would line a double to score Garry Templeton and Alan Wiggins would single to score Bevacqua.   With the score 2-1 Padres going into the bottom of the 8th the Padres employed the same tactic as they did in Game 1. Craig Lefferts would take care of the…
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1984 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 1 – Padres vs Cubs

1984 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 1 – Padres vs Cubs

1984, 1984 Playoff Replay, Cubs, NLCS, Padres
Game 1 of the 1984 NLCS Replay from Wrigley Field features a starting pitching matchup of Eric Show (15-9 3.40 Grade 12) vs Cy Young winner Rick Sutcliffe (16-1 2.69 Grade 15) for the Cubs.   The starters were in complete control as we go 6 full innings of scoreless baseball. The Padres would finally dent the scoreboard with 3 in the 7th off Sutcliffe. Carmelo Martinez with a sac-fly RBI, Garry Templeton with a RBI single, and Show of all people with RBI double (ironic since Sutcliffe homered off Show in the actual 84 Game 1).   The Cubs would try to get back in the game with a run of their own in the bottom half. Larry Bowa with a big RBI single that would also leave the…
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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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