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Thanks, Dave. I've seen that picture before and have always laughed at the two of them sitting together in that car. Can't you just feel the love between them!!!!??
 
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July 10, 1934 - 1934 MLB All-Star Game - Strat-o-matic Baseball

This was the second all-star game. It ended in a 9-7 American League victory. The game was made famous for Carl Hubbell's feat of striking out 5 consecutive future Hall-of-Famers (Ruth, Gehrig, Foxx, Simmons, and Cronin). I knew it would be unfair to expect Hubbell to do it again for me on my tabletop, but I thought I'd give him a shot anyway!

Replay

Hubbell held the American Leaguers scoreless in the first two innings, although he did not record a strikeout. The National League got on the board first in the bottom half of the 2nd inning. Boston Brave Wally Berger led off with a walk off the Yankee's Lefty Gomez. He moved to second on a wild pitch and came home when the Giants' Travis Jackson tripled to deep center field. Jackson sprinted home on Gabby Hartnett's grounder to short and the NL led 2-0 after two.

That score stood through 6 innings, as both Gomez and Hubbell were pitching great games. In the top of the 7th, the AL finally got going. With one out, the Senators' Joe Cronin singled and came home when Yankee Bill Dickey followed with a triple. Dickey was a little too zealous on the bases, however, as he was thrown out at home by the drawn-in Frankie Frisch. Yankee Ben Chapman came around to score on Frisch's error later in the inning to tie the score at 2-2.

In their half of the 7th, the NL retook the lead off the new AL pitcher, Cleveland's Mel Harder. With one out, Hartnett singled. Pinch hitter Mel Ott walked and then Frisch followed with an RBI single. After Pepper Martin lined to Jimmy Foxx at third, Ducky Medwich lined a base hit, scoring Ott with the fourth NL run.

The NL would get another run in the bottom of the 8th as Berger trotted home on a sac fly off the bat of Hartnett.

With the score 5-1, the AL came up in the 9th against NL reliever Dizzy Dean. Cronin bounced out to Dean, but Dickey followed with a double (his second extra-base hit of the day). After Earl Averill's singled moved him to third, Dickey scored on Charlie Gehringer's fly out to center. Heinie Manush lined out to Frisch at second, though, to end the AL rally and the game.

American League 3 7 1
National League 5 9 1

WP - Hubbell 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 K, 4 BB
LP - Harder 2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 K, 1 BB
 
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October 21, 1976 - Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers - First NBA Game with Merged "ABA" Team - Real Life Basketball Classic

The ABA and NBA merged in after their respective seasons in 1976, with 4 ABA teams (Indiana, San Antonio, Denver, and New York Nets) joining the NBA for the start of the 1976-77 season. To welcome the ABA teams, the NBA scheduled the NBA champion Boston Celtics to open their season against the former-ABA's Indiana Pacers. The game went into overtime after the Celtics came back from a 9-point deficit through 3 quarters. In the overtime period, Boston outscored Indiana 16-7 to take a hard-fought 129-122 victory. Certainly, the Pacers performed as a team ready and able to compete among the best of the NBA.

Replay

My tabletop Pacers outperformed their real-life counterparts and stunned the Boston Celtics, 115-100. The game was tied at 80-80 after 3 quarters, but the Pacers just blew out the Celtics in the 4th quarter behind Don Buse (16 points, 10 in the 4th Q) and Billy Knight (team-high 28 pts, 7 in 4th Q). For the Celtics, Charlie Scott gave a valiant effort with a game-high 32 points, including 10 in the 4th quarter when Boston's offense was otherwise struggling. The Celtics offensive problems late in the game were exacerbated when John Havlicek fouled out early in the 4th and the bench could not compensate. Indiana's bench out-scored Boston's 46-13.

JoJo White contributed 22 points for the Celtics in the lost cause. Dave Robisch came off the bench to pour in 20 for the Pacers.

Boston 20 31 29 20 100
Indiana 31 26 23 35 115
 
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August 18, 1915 - St. Louis Cardinals vs. Boston Braves - First Game at Braves Field - Hardball Wars

Boston's National League team was the defending World Champs, but they continued to struggle financially in competition with their more popular cross-town rival, the Red Sox. The opening of the new Braves Field, at the time the biggest, most modern ballpark in either league, was intended to give the Braves the boost they needed.

The park opened to a great pitching match up between the Cardinals Slim Sallee and Boston's ace, Dick Rudolph. Rudolph extended the Braves's celebration that day by beating the Cardinals 3-1, scattering 8 hits. Boston catcher Hank Gowdy had the big hit of the day - a two-run single in the 4th inning to give the Braves a 3-0 lead at the time.

Replay

In the replay, the Cardinals got on the board first in the 1st inning. Miller Huggins led off by beating out a well-placed tapper to Rudolph. After Art Butler moved him over to second with a sacrifice, Huggins came around to score on Bob Bescher's base hit.

The score would remain 1-0 until the 8th inning when Huggins again beat out a dribbler to the mound. This time, however, Butler failed to advance him. Bescher hit a slow grounder to third which did move Huggins to second. He scored from there when Dots Miller drove an RBI single to center field. The Cardinals would score another run in the top of the 9th as Sallee cruised through the Braves' liineup. In their half of the 9th, the Braves would finally get on the board. Sherry Magee led off with a double and scored when Red Smith smacked his second two-bagger of the day. That would be all the scoring the Braves could muster, however, as Sallee slammed the door and finished his 3-1 complete game victory.

St. Louis 3 9 0
Boston 1 7 0

WP - Sallee, 9 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
LP - Rudolph, 9 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
 
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October 9, 1977 - New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals - American League Championship Series - Game 5 - Hardball Wars

In the actual game, the Yankees came from behind in the 9th inning to win, 5-3, and take the American League pennant. New York scored 3 runs on 2 hits, a walk and an error by future Hall of Famer George Brett.

Replay

New York's ace Ron Guidry and Kansas City's Paul Splittorff took the hill for their respective teams. After the Yanks went quietly in the first inning, Freddie Patek led off the Royals' half of the inning with a walk and then a steal of second. The Royal shortstop moved to third on Hal McRae's ground out to Chambliss at first. After he walked George Brett, Guidry bore down and struck out Al Cowens and Amos Otis to get out of the inning unscathed.

The game was scoreless for the first 5 innings. In fact, Splittorff had the Yankees hitless for those 5 innings. However, with one out in the top of the 6th, Mickey Rivers singled and moved to second on Willie Randolph's ground out. Thurman Munson then stepped in a delivered an RBI single to give the Yankees the lead. Lou Piniella would follow with a single, moving Munson to third. Cliff Johnson, the Yankee DH against the lefty Splittorff, then delivered another RBI single to give New York a 2-0 lead.

In their half of the 6th, Al Cowens led off with a solo home run off Guidry to cut the New York lead in half. But New York would get that run back when, with two outs, Splittorff walked Bucky Dent and Rivers. With 4 righties coming to bat in the Yankee lineup, the Royals went to their bullpen and brought in Doug Bird. He would first face Willie Randolph, who delivered an RBI single to give the Yankees their 2-run lead back.

The 3-1 score would stand until the bottom of the 8th. In that inning, the Royals would score 3 times to take the lead. With one out, Brett walked and went to second when the next pitch got by Munson for a passed ball. Cowens walked and then Otis followed with a double, scoring Brett. That was all for Guidry, as Mike Torrez was brought in to face righty John Wathan with runners on second and third. Wathan came through with a 2-run single to centerfield to give Kansas City the lead.

Bird came out to finish the game for the Royals in the 9th. He struck out Chambliss and Reggie Jackson (who pinch hit for Paul Blair). He then got pinch-hitter Carlos May to fly out to Cowens in right to seal the game and pennant for Kansas City. It was a game that played out as almost a mirror image of the actual game, with the Royals coming back in their last at bat with 3 runs to win the game!

New York 3 5 0
Kansas City 4 8 0

WP - Bird, 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 Ks, 0 BB
LP - Guidry, 7.1 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 8 Ks, 4 BBs
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Aug 25, 2018 - 06:15 AM



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This is a great thread. I don't know how I didn't see it before--maybe because of its sporadicness. (Is that a word?) Anyway, I'm glad I found it and am looking forward to more results.

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October 15, 1988 - Miami Hurricanes vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish - The "Catholics vs. Convicts" Game - Gridiron Wars

Both teams came in to this game undefeated and there was much hype. A couple of enterprising students came up with t-shirts with the phrase "Catholics vs. Convicts" to reflect their idea of Notre Dame's image (which apparently is Catholicism minus humility) and that of the Miami football team, which had recently suffered a couple of bouts with the law.

After a pre-game brawl between the hated rivals, the actual game was incredibly close, with the Irish pulling out a 31-30 victory when Miami's two-point conversion with 45 seconds remaining failed.

If you haven't seen the ESPN 30-for30 on this game, you should. It really is very good (as are all the 30-for-30 episodes).

Replay

The replay of this game on my tabletop was not close. Miami QB Steve Walsh threw 2 first-quarter interceptions and the Hurricane's fumbled away a kickoff return leading to a 21-0 Irish lead after just 7:30 minutes. Walsh threw 3 more interceptions before giving way to Craig Erickson in the third quarter.

Notre Dame continued to increase its lead and held a 34-0 advantage before the Hurricanes were able to get on the board. Erickson hit Randy Bethel for a 10-yard TD pass to make it a 34-7 game after 3 quarters. Notre Dame would tack on 2 more Reggie Ho field goals (he was 4 for 5 attempts) to bring the score to 40-7, which was the final.

Tony Rice was 9 for 17 passing for just 109 yards and 1 TD. Pat Terrell had 2 of Notre Dame's 5 interceptions.

Miami 0 0 7 0 7
Notre Dame 21 3 10 6 40
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Sep 06, 2018 - 01:41 PM



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How about a replay of the last 2 games of the 1941 season for Ted Williams. Williams BA was .39955 & when rounded off,
Williams BA would have been .400.
However Williams wanted to play both games instead of sneaking in the back door. He would go 6-8 total in the 2 games
(4-5 & 2-3) to finish at .406.
Can Ted do it again ?
 
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Lobo, that is an excellent idea! I will definitely do that in the near future. Thanks for checking in on my posts!
 
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November 9, 1940 - Michigan vs. Minnesota - the "Battle of Giants" - Gridiron Wars

In the early 1930s and into the 1940s, Minnesota and Michigan were the top dogs in college football. Minnesota, especially, had enjoyed much success, winning several national championships. Both teams came into this game undefeated and the press dubbed the game the "Battle of Giants."

This game was the annual meeting for the right to hoist the "Little Brown Jug." Minnesota was led by their All-American halfback George Franck, while Michigan boasted All-American halfback Tom Harmon.

Harmon threw a touchdown pass to Forest Evasheski to give Michigan the lead. He would miss the extra point kick "by inches." Minnesota came right back, as Bruce Smith scored on an 80-yard run. Joe Mernik kicked the extra point to give the Gophers a 7-6 lead. That extra point would be the margin of victory, as Minnesota went on to win the game 7-6 and subsequently the National Championship.

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The Golden Gophers struck early, as they marched down field on their opening possession and scored when Bruce Smith went in from the 5. Michigan was able to move the ball, but could not crack the endzone. After a Harmon 32-yard field goal, the teams went into the locker room with the score 7-3 in favor of Minnesota.

Harmon would kick another field goal in the 3rd quarter and the score would stand at 7-6 entering the final quarter. Late in the fourth quarter, Minnesota again scored, as Bob Paffrath broke through the Michigan line for a 14-yard touchdown give the Gophers a 14-6 lead and seal the victory.

Minnesota had 261 total yards, with 244 of them coming on the ground. Michigan's fullback "Bullet" Bob Westfall had 101 yards on 22 carries for the Wolverines.

1940 Minnesota now has a 1-1-1 record on my tabletop, while Michigan drops to 1-2-0
 
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