1978 Tournament Final Game 4 – Yankees vs Padres

1978 Tournament Final Game 4 – Yankees vs Padres

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Yankees
Game 4 has a pitching matchup of Ron Guidry (25-3 1.74 Grade 24) versus Bob Owchinko (10-13 3.56 Grade 9) for the Padres. Pitchers control the first three innings until the Yankees finally break through for 2 in the 4th. Graig Nettles with a long 2 run homer. The Padres finally scratched a run off Guidry in the 6th as Ozzie Smith scores on an error by Lou Piniella.  Score would remain 2-1 until 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th and Gene Tenace would line a solo homer off Guidry to tie the game. Incredible! The dramatic homer sends the game to extras as the relievers hold the fort down until the 13th. Once again as he did in the regular season and as he has done in…
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1978 Tournament Final Game 3 – Yankees vs Padres

1978 Tournament Final Game 3 – Yankees vs Padres

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Yankees
Game 3 with the Finals tied at a game a piece features pitchers Jim Beattie (6-9 3.73 Grade 5) for the Yankees and Eric Rasmussen (12-10 4.06 Grade 6) for the Padres. The Yankees get 2 in the 2nd as Bucky Dent drives in a run and Beattie helps himself with a sac fly. The Padres would answer with 2 of their own in the bottom of the 3rd as Oscar Gamble continues his tear with a homer and Ozzie Smith scores on an error. The Yankees would grab the lead back in the 5th with a 3 spot. Lou Piniella drives in a run and Reggie Jackson triples off the wall in right to drive home 2 more. Yanks would get an insurance run in the 9th and although…
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1978 Tournament Final Game 2 – Padres vs Yankees

1978 Tournament Final Game 2 – Padres vs Yankees

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Yankees
Game 2 from Yankee Stadium has a pitching matchup of Randy Jones (13-14 2.88 Grade 14) for the Padres versus Dick Tidrow (7-11 3.84 Grade 6) for the Yankees. The Padres would come out fast scoring 2 in the top of the 1st. Dave Winfield once again with a 2 RBI double. The Yankees would chip away with one in the 3rd as Bucky Dent singles home Roy White. The would tie it up in the 4th scoring a run on an RBI single by White. They Yankees would grab the lead with a run in the 6th as White one more time gets the RBI. With the score 3-2 the Yankees would go to their bullpen and Sparky Lyle and Goose Gossage close the door and this series is…
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1978 Tournament Final Game 1 – Padres vs Yankees

1978 Tournament Final Game 1 – Padres vs Yankees

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Yankees
78 Tourney Finals #14 San Diego Padres vs #1 New York Yankees from Yankee Stadium. The Padres send Gaylord Perry (21-6 2.73 Grade 15) to the mound versus Ed Figueroa (20-9 2.99 Grade 15). On paper a pitcher matchup and it didn't disappoint. The Yankees would scratch out a run in the 4th as Chris Chambliss doubles in Reggie Jackson. The Padres would get that run back in the 6th as Dave Winfield would provide a sacrifice fly to score Ozzie Smith. Pitchers would take over as we would remain scoreless the rest of the way and head to extra innings. Rollie Fingers and Goose Gossage both come in and get 9 outs a piece. The bullpens would continue to put up 0's until the 16th. The Padres would score…
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Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Yankees vs Brewers

Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Yankees vs Brewers

1978, 1978 Tournament, Brewers, Yankees
Must win Game 5 for the Brewers and they send Lary Sorensen (18-12 3.21 Grade 14) to the mound versus all world Ron Guidry (25-3 1.74 Grade 24). Yankees trying to finish this series off an go to the finals score first. Ben Oglivie error allows Willie Randolph to score. The Brewers would answer as they get an RBI from Cecil Cooper in the bottom half. The Yankees would get the inning they were looking for and it once again came from the bat of Reggie Jackson. Jackson takes a Sorensen pitch over the wall in right for a 3 run homer in the 3rd. The Brewers would try chipping away scoring another run in the 3rd. Sal Bando with the big RBI hit. The would get another in the…
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Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Yankees vs Brewers

Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Yankees vs Brewers

1978, 1978 Tournament, Brewers, Yankees
After an incredible Game 3, Game 4 starters are Jim Beattie (6-9 3.73 Grade 5) for the Yankees and Brewer ace Mike Caldwell (22-9 2.36 Grade 19). The Brewers get a quick run in the first via a sac fly from Larry Hisle. They would add another run in the 2nd as Charlie Moore singles in Gorman Thomas. The Yankees would finally get to Caldwell in the 6th as Reggie Jackson would single in Lou Piniella. With the score 2-1 Milwaukee the Yankees would grab their first lead with 2 in the 8th. Lou Piniella once again with a solo homer and Chris Chambliss with an RBI single. In the bottom of the 8th the Brewers would tie it off Gossage as an error by Piniella would allow Sixto Lezcano…
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Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Yankees vs Brewers

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Yankees vs Brewers

1978, 1978 Tournament, Brewers, Yankees
Game 3 was the game of the tournament so far. Pitching matchup of Dick Tidrow (7-11 3.84 Grade 6) for the Yankees and Bill Travers (12-11 4.41 Grade 4) for the Brewers. What a game!! The Yankees would get a run in the first via RBI single from Lou Piniella. The Brewers would answer immediately with 2 in the bottom half. Ben Oglivie with a homer. In the 3rd the Brewers would score 4 more, Cecil Cooper with a 2 run homer. With the score 6-1 Brewers, the Yankees would explode for 6 runs in the 5th. Thurman Munson and Reggie Jackson both with 2 run homers in the inning. The Brewers would get the lead back as Larry Hisle hits a 2 run homer off Catfish Hunter. After the…
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Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Brewers vs Yankees

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Brewers vs Yankees

1978, 1978 Tournament, Brewers, Yankees
Game 2 features a pitching matchup of Jerry Augustine (13-12 4.54 Grade 4) versus Ed Figueroa (20-9 2.99 Grade 15). The Yankees would grab a quick lead with 2 runs in the first. Lou Piniella with a 2 out single and Reggie Jackson again with a 2 run homer. The Yankees would explode for 6 in the 3rd. Cliff Johnson with a 2 run homer the big blow. The Brewers would try to get back in the game as they get a solo homer from Sixto Lezcano in the 5th. The would add 3 more on the 6 courtesy of a 3 run homer from Larry Hisle. In the 7th Ben Oglivie would remove Figueroa from the game with a solo homer to make it 8-5. Sparky Lyle and Goose…
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Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Brewers vs Yankees

Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Brewers vs Yankees

1978, 1978 Tournament, Brewers, Yankees
Final Four time and this is an elite match up. #4 Milwaukee Brewers vs #1 New York Yankees. The Brewers send righty Lary Sorensen (18-12 3.21 Grade 14) to the mound opposite Cy Young winner Ron Guidry (25-3 1.74 Grade 24). Great pitching matchup and it didn't disappoint. Both pitchers hold the offenses scoreless through 7 inning. In the bottom of the 8th the Yankees finally get on the board. Bucky Dent singles to lead off the inning but is only on second with 2 outs. Lou Piniella once again comes through, this time with an RBI double. With the score 1-0 Reggie Jackson would make it 3-0 with a 2 run shot to right center off Sorensen. Guidry would set the Brewers down in the 9th and the Yankees…
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