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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1985 Tournament Results – Tigers crush Royals 4-0

1985 Tournament Results – Tigers crush Royals 4-0

1985, 1985 Tournament, Royals, Tigers
The Tigers sweep the World Champ Royals as KC gets little to no offense, shut out twice in the series. Top of the Royals order would not get on for Brett and the Tigers played long ball early to take a commanding lead. The Tigers go to meet the New York Mets in the Elite 8 in what should be a fun series.   Game 1 - Tigers 8, Royals 4 Game 2 - Tigers 6, Royals 0 Game 3 - Tigers 4, Royals 4 Game 4 - Tigers 2, Royals 0  
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Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Royals at Tigers

Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Royals at Tigers

1985, 1985 Tournament, Royals, Tigers
Royals trying to stay alive in Game 4 send Bud Black (10-15 4.33 Grade 4YZ) to the mound against Frank Tanana (10-7 3.34 Grade 5YZ).   Pitchers come out on fire on this one as the teams are scoreless through 6 innings. Tanana only allows 4 base runners, while Black only allows 2. With 2 outs in the bottom of the 7th Darrell Evans singles to center and then the next pitch is lined out to left by Chet Lemon to give the Tigers the 2-0 lead. This would be more than enough for Tanana as he goes the distance shutting out the Royals on 4 hits. Royals offense a no show the whole series.   Final Score: Tigers 2, Royals 0 WP: Frank Tanana (1-0) LP: Bud Black (0-1)…
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Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Royals at Tigers

Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Royals at Tigers

1985, 1985 Tournament, Royals, Tigers
The Tigers back home and leading 2-0 send Walt Terrell (15-10 3.85 Grade 8Y) while the Royals send Danny Jackson (14-12 3.42 Grade 12) go to the hill.   The pitchers would come out in command in Game 3 as we are scoreless through 3 innings. In the bottom of the 4th the Tigers bust out with a huge 5 spot. Big 2 run throwing error from Onix Concepcion and clutch hits from Darrell Evans and Larry Herndon. The Royals would get a run back in the 5th as Hal McRae would single home Concepcion.   The Royals would get that run back in the 7th again via unearned run on a misplay in the outfield to make it 6-1. The Royals would score 1 in the 8th and 2…
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Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Tigers at Royals

Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Tigers at Royals

1985, 1985 Tournament, Royals, Tigers
With the Royals in a 1-0 hole they send young Cy Young winner hander Bret Saberhagen (20-6 2.87 Grade 15YZ) to the mound against Dan Petry (15-13 3.36 Grade 12Z).   The Tigers would once again get out to a 2-0 lead. This time in the 3rd they would get a RBI double by Alan Trammell and a RBI single from Kirk Gibson. In the 5th the Tigers would add to that lead as Trammell would once again double in a run. With Petry in cruise control the Tigers would add 3 more in the 8th as Nelson Simmons hits a long 3 run homer to right center. That was way more than Petry would need as he goes the distance only allowing 4 hits and only one runner made…
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Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Tigers at Royals

Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Tigers at Royals

1985, 1985 Tournament, Royals, Tigers
Sweet 16 matchup versus the #11 seed Detroit Tigers vs. #6 seed Kansas City Royals. The Tigers finished the year 84-77 and third place in the AL East. The Royals finished 91-71 and first in the AL West and was also World Series Champions.   The Tigers send ace Jack Morris (16-11 3.33 Grade 13Y) to the hill versus Charlie Leibrandt (17-9 Grade 15Z) for the Royals.   The Tigers would waste no time getting on the board in the 1st. After a Lou Whitaker walk, Kirk Gibson would take Leibrandt out to center for a 2 run shot. The Royals would come right back and get a 2 run shot of their own by Steve Balboni in the 2nd. With the score still 2-2 the Tigers would jump back…
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1984 Playoff Replay – ALCS Game 3 – Royals vs Tigers

1984 Playoff Replay – ALCS Game 3 – Royals vs Tigers

1984, 1984 Playoff Replay, ALCS, Royals, Tigers
Tigers with a commanding 2-0 lead send Milt Wilcox (17-8 4.00 Grade 9) to the hill versus Charlie Leibrandt (11-7 3.63 Grade 6).   The Royals with their backs against the wall score their first run of the series in the 2nd as Frank White hits a sac fly that scores Daryl Motley. The Royals would add another run in the 5th as Don Slaught takes Wilcox deep for a 2-0 lead.   The Tigers get a run back in the 6th as Barbaro Garbey drives in Lance Parrish with a single. With the score 2-1 the Royals bring in Dan Quisenberry for the save, but the Tigers would have other ideas. Alan Trammell would single, Kirk Gibson would reach on a fielder's choice and Lance Parrish would send the…
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