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Post subject: RE: 1919 World Series - Game 2 - October 2, 1919 - Redland F  PostPosted: Dec 19, 2014 - 07:52 AM



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1919 World Series - Game 5 - October 5, 1919 - Comiskey Park, Chicago - Dice Baseball

The Cincinnati Reds jumped all over White Sox starter Lefty Williams early in this one and cruised to a 7-2 victory. Edd Roush and Pat Duncan got the scoring going in the 2nd inning, as they led the inning off with base hits. After Larry Kopf sacrificed them into scoring position, Roush scored on a Williams wild pitch and Duncan came home on Greasy Neale's grounder to short. Reds' pitcher Hod Eller helped himself in the 3rd inning, leading off with a double off Williams and coming home on Heinie Groh's base hit. Then, in the 4th inning, Reds' catcher Bill Rariden tagged a Williams fastball for a home run to give Cincinnati a 4-0 lead.

Meanwhile, Eller was shutting the White Sox down. But Chicago got on the board in the bottom of the 4th when Joe Jackson singled and came home when Happy Felsch followed with a double. Eller squelched any further rally and continued to mow down the Sox.

The Reds scored a few more times in the late innings and Eller held the Reds to just 3 singles after the 4th inning to secure the victory and a 3 games to 2 lead in the Best of 9 series.

Cincinnati 7 13 1
Chicago 2 6 1
 
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Post subject: replay  PostPosted: Dec 19, 2014 - 08:38 AM



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BillS, A very interesting replay. It seemed to be a foregone conclusion that the White Sox were much better but that will never be known because of the bribe scandal.

With Cicotte and Lefty Williams throwing grapefruits rather than fastballs it was impossible for the White Sox to win. Between them they won 52 of the 88 games that the Sox won. The White Sox probably played in a tougher league but it wasn't thatmuch tougher. Cincinnati had a 21, a 20 and a 19 game winners so hits would be tough to come by.

It wasn't the White Sox fielding that made the difference because The Reds committed 12 errors to the White Sox 11 although the usually slick fielding Sox may have made timely errors. Cicotte, who got clubbed in the 1st game lost his next start by a 2-0 score so any fixing that went on was tough to catch.

Good replay
 
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Thank you for following, Frank. I have always been a little mystified why the Reds don't get much respect. Of course, a lot has to do with the mystique of the Black Sox and it seems much weight is given to Kid Gleason's assertion that they were the best ball club he had ever seen. Gleason was very well respected, but I think that is hyperbole. Certainly the Athletics teams from a few years earlier were at least as good and probably better.

The Reds boasted a very good pitching staff - man-for-man better than the White Sox. Edd Roush was a bona fide Hall of Famer who was surrounded by good, solid major leaguers like Heinie Groh and Jake Daubert (who perhaps should be in the Hall of Fame). I agree that the American League at that time was a better league, but the Reds were a very good team.
 
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This is a great idea for a replay.
I will be following along.
 
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1919 World Series - Game 6 - October 7, 1919 - Redland Field, Cincinnati - Dice Baseball

Trailing in the series 3 games to 2, the Chicago White Sox wasted little time in their attempt to even the series. The White Sox jumped on Cincinnati starter Dutch Ruether for 4 runs in the first inning. The first 4 batters for Chicago got hits before Ruether finally got a couple of outs. It could have been far worse for the Reds, however, as the White Sox left the bases loaded.

Dickie Kerr hurled for Chicago and kept the Reds on their heels all day. After holding the Reds to just 1 run on 3 hits in Game 3, Kerr followed that performance today with a shutout, allowing just 6 Reds' hits and going the distance for the win. The White Sox would add single runs in their halves of the 6th and 9th innings, the latter being on a home run off the bat of Shano Collins, to complete the 6-0 victory. The series is now knotted at 3 games apiece as the teams prepare for Game 7 here at Redland Field.

Chicago 6 15 0
Cincinnati 0 6 0

WP - Kerr, 9 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 2 Ks, 3 BBs
LP - Ruether, 3 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 1 K, 3 BBs
 
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1919 World Series - Game 7 - October 8, 1919 - Redland Field, Cincinnati - Dice Baseball

With the Series knotted at 3 games each, the Chicago White Sox sent their ace Eddie Cicotte to the box to face the Cincinnati Reds and their starter, Slim Sallee. Cicotte was looking for a better showing than he has given in his 2 prior starts in the series, as he was the loser in both Game 1 and Game 4.

The White Sox got things started early, as Shano Collins led off with a base hit and moved to second when Eddie Collins grounded out to Jake Daubert at first. After Buck Weaver reached on an infield hit, Collins came home on Joe Jackson's fly ball to Pat Duncan in left field. That would be all the scoring the White Sox would enjoy all day, as Slim Sallee held them to just 4 hits. However, Cicotte had an even better game, as he shut out the Reds on 6 hits. Chicago and Cicotte win the game, 1-0, and take a 4-3 lead in the series.

Chicago 1 4 0
Cincinnati 0 6 0

WP - Cicotte, 9 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 6 Ks, 1 BB
LP - Sallee, 9 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 K, 1 BB
 
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1919 World Series - Game 8 - October 9, 1919 - Comiskey Park, Chicago - Dice Baseball

Their backs against the wall, the Cincinnati Reds sent Hod Eller to the box to face the White Sox and Lefty Williams. Cincinnati would draw first blood in the top of the 3rd, as Jake Daubert singled and moved up when Heinie Groh was hit with a Williams offering. Edd Roush followed and slapped a base hit to left to score Daubert. Groh and Roush would soon follow Daubert, as the next batter, Pat Duncan, delivered a two-run double to give the Reds a 3-0 lead. Chicago wasted no time trimming that lead in the bottom of the inning, as Eddie Collins singled and promptly stole second. Buck Weaver followed with a base hit. Collins then scored on Shoeless Joe Jackson's ground ball to Groh at third. Weaver would follow, as the next batter, Happy Felsch, delivered an RBI single.

In the top of the 4th, Greasy Neale kept the pressure on Williams and the White Sox, leading off with a walk and then a steal of second. After he got Bill Rariden and Eller out, Williams thought he had gotten out of the inning when Morrie Rath hit a ground ball to the usually sure-handed Eddie Collins at second. Collins, though, muffed the grounder to keep the inning alive for the Reds. Daubert followed Rath with a base hit to score Neale and give the Reds a 4-2 lead.

Meanwhile, Eller had settled down, retiring 9 out of the next 11 White Sox. Chicago would threaten in the 8th after Buck Weaver led off with a walk. Jackson followed with a base hit to center field, but Weaver was cut down at third by a great throw from Roush. Roush followed that fielding gem with another on the next play, stabbing a sinking liner off the bat of Felsch and doubling off Jackson before he could get back to first. The Reds would score two more runs and cruise to a 6-2 victory to force a final 9th game.

Cincinnati 6 11 2
Chicago 2 10 2

WP - Eller, 9 IP, 10 H, 2 ER, 2 Ks, 1 BB
LP - Williams, 7 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 4 Ks, 3 BB, 1 HBP
 
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1919 World Series - Game 9 - October 10, 1919 - Redland Field, Cincinnati - Dice Baseball

Fans hoping for final-game drama were quickly disappointed, as the Cincinnati Reds scored 7 runs in the second inning off Dickie Kerr and his relief, Grover Lowdermilk, to take control of the game from the start. Edd Roush got the fireworks started, leading off with a double. After Pat Duncan lined out to Swede Risberg at short, Larry Kopf singled and Greasy Neale walked, loading the bases. Bill Rariden stepped up next and delivered a one-run single. After Kerr got Ruether to fly out to shallow right, it appeared the White Sox might escape with minimal damage done. However, Kerr walked Rath to score Kopf, Daubert followed with a one-run single, and Heinie Groh delivered a two-run single to make the score 5-0. With runners on first and third, Roush came up for the second time in the inning and now tripled home two runs for a 7-0 Cincinnati lead.

Dutch Ruether pitched for the Reds and he delivered a historic performance, holding the White Sox to just one hit. The only White Sox run of the game came in the 8th inning after Shoeless Joe Jackson tripled and came home on Hap Felsch's sacrifice fly to right. The Reds scored three more times to clinch a decidedly undramatic 9th game by the score of 10-1.

Cincinnati Reds - 1919 World Champions!!!

Chicago 1 1 2
Cincinnati 10 16 0

WP- Ruether, 9 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 Ks, 0 BB
LP - Kerr, 1.6 IP, 5 H, 7 ER, 0 K, 2 BB
 
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Great write ups on one my favorite series of all time! I have also played this series out several times. With Statis Pro the Reds also won but with Replay the White Sox won 5 games to 3! Best BA went to Happy Felsch at .433 and Ed Cicotte won all 3 games he pitched in the Replay series with an ERA of 1.73. Great replay fun!

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May 17, 1992 - NBA Eastern Conference Semi-finals - Game 7
Larry Bird's Last Game - Real Life Basketball Classic


Physically in pain, but mentally and emotionally as competitive as ever, Larry Bird led his Boston Celtics onto the floor in Game 7 of their 1992 NBA Eastern Conference semi-final series against the Cleveland Cavaliers. It was the twilight of the Celtic dynasty. The Cavs boasted stars such as Brad Daugherty, Larry Nance, and Mark Price, forming the core of the team Clevelanders thought could challenge for the NBA title.

In the actual game, the Cavs got off to a quick lead, up 14 after the 1st quarter, and never looked back, winning easilly 122-104. Daugherty led all scorers with 28 points. Bird played 33 difficult minutes, scoring 12 points with 5 rebounds and 4 assists. It was a modest ending to a superlative career.

Replay

Defense ruled in the first half of the replay, with the teams tied 45-45 at half. Bird started strong with 10 1st quarter points, but would not score in the 2nd quarter. The Cavs asserted themselves in the 3rd quarter, breaking to take a 7-point lead at halftime. Daugherty and Craig Ehlo led the Cavs, with 12 points each in that 3rd quarter. Bird was held to just 2 points, but Reggie Lewis and John Bagley picked up the scoring slack for the Celts with 11 and 8 points, respectively.

In the 4th quarter, Bird began to impose his will. After an early 3-pointer, Bird would continue to score, almost single-handedly bringing the Celtics back from the brink of elimination. He scored 15 in the final quarter. However, Cleveland saw 8 different players contribute points in the 4th quarter and the Cavs held off the pressing Celtics to come away with a 113-105 victory.

Bird finished the game with 27 points to lead the Celtics, followed by 24 from Reggie Lewis. Daugherty and Ehlo each contributed 27 for Cleveland.

Boston 23 22 29 31 105
Cleveland 23 22 36 32 113
 
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Nice to see this thread resurrected! Great idea.
 
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February 3, 2008 - Super Bowl XLII - New York Giants vs. New England Patriots - Fast Action Football

The Patriots entered the game with a 16-0 record, hoping to finish the season undefeated. To do that, they would need to beat the NFC Champion New York Giants. New England beat the Giants 38-35 in Week 17 of the regular season, but the Giants were riding serious momentum after 3 road playoff wins at Tampa Bay, Dallas, and Green Bay.

As you all know, the Giants frustrated Tom Brady and the Patriots for most of the day. David Tyree's improbable "helmet" catch and Eli Manning's heroics led the Giants to a huge 17-14 upset win.

Now, as a Pats fan, I'm hoping to change history....

Replay

The replay certainly played out much differently than the actual game, although not in the manner I had hoped. Rolling Eyes The Patriots got out to a quick 3-0 lead after Gostkowski kicked a 42-yard field goal at the end of New England's opening drive. Little did New England fans know then, but that would be all the scoring the Pats would do all day. The Giants took the lead early in the second quarter, as Manning found Jeremy Shockey open in the endzone to give New York a 7-0 advantage. Brady and Co. got the ball back and looked to be driving, but Randy Moss fumbled after catching a 14-yard pass and the Giants took over with a short field. A few plays later and the Giants took a 14-3 lead after Brandon Jacobs burst through the line for a 1-yard touchdown run. That's how the 1st half would end.

The second half began with the Giants receiving the ball and then proceeding to hold it for a 13-play, 76-yard touchdown drive to expand their lead to 21-3. Meanwhile, the Giants' defense had Brady confounded all day. Justin Tuck had a pair of sacks and Brady threw two interceptions. Jacobs scored his 3rd touchdown of the day late in the 3rd quarter to make the score 28-3 for the Giants.

There would be no miraculous comeback this day for the Pats, though.
That score would stand and the New York Giants re-won Super Bowl XLII.

New York Giants 0 14 14 0 28
New England Patriots 3 0 0 0 3
 
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February 28, 2010 - 2010 Winter Olympics - Men's Hockey Gold Medal Game
United States vs. Canada - Hockey Blast


North America's finest locked up in an epic battle to decide the gold medal winner for ice hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. This much anticipated matchup did not disappoint. Two out of every three Canadians tuned in to watch (26.5 million), as did almost 28 million Americans (the largest viewership for a hockey game in the U.S. since the 1980 gold medal game against Finland). With 25 seconds remaining in the third period, Zach Parise scored the second American goal to tie the score and send the game into overtime. At the 7:40 mark of the overtime period, Sidney Crosby slapped the game-winner past Ryan Miller to spare Canada the dishonor of losing the gold medal on their home ice.

Replay

The Americans came out with an aggressive approach, as they took two roughing penalties in the first 5 minutes of the game. After Jack Johnson was whistled with the second penalty, the Canadians took advantage of the power play and grabbed the lead, 1-0, as Jerome Iginla pushed a rebound past Ryan Miller. The score would remain 1-0 into the first intermission.

At the 5:00 minute mark of the second period, Dan Boyle was called for hooking and the Americans went on the power play. Brian Rafalski lit the lamp for the Americans on a pass from Paul Stastny to tie the game. The score remained tied until Ryan Malone scored for the Americans at the 13:00 minute mark and the teams went into the locker room with the United States leading 2-1 after two periods.

In the third period, Canada would score the equalizer at 4:00 when Roberto Luongo made a save and sent a break-out pass to Shea Weber. Miller made the initial save on the break out, but the Canadians swarmed the net until Ryan Getzlaf finally buried the biscuit behind the American goaltender. However, Zach Parise would score for the United States at 11:00, sending shock waves across Canada. The Americans held that lead over the next several minutes. With two minutes remaining, the Canadians attempted to get Luongo to the bench and add an extra skater. However, the Americans kept possession of the puck and, at 19:00, Ryan Malone again found the back of the net to seal the game and the gold medal for the Americans.

United States 0 2 2 4
Canada 1 0 1 2

1st period - Canada, Jerome Iginla (Duncan Keith) 5:00 PP

2nd period - United States, Brian Rafalski (Stastny, Langenbrunner) 5:00 PP
- United States, Ryan Malone (Pavelski) 13:00

3rd period - Canada, Ryan Getzlaf (Pronger, Weber) 4:00
- United States, Zach Parise (Stastny, Suter) 11:00
- United States, Malone (Rafalski) 19:00
 
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October 9, 1910 - Last Day of the Season - The "Chalmers Race"
Cleveland Naps vs. St. Louis Browns - HardBall Wars


Before the creation of a Most Valuable Player award, the Chalmers Automobile Company would award a new car to the player it deemed most valuable. In 1910, Ty Cobb and Nap Lajoie were battling for the batting crown and it was pretty much assumed that the winner would receive the Chalmers Award with a .384 average. Both players wanted to win very badly and Cobb was quoted as saying that he was glad the most valuable player would be recognized with something more than a trophy.

After his final game, Cobb finished the season with a .383 batting average. Lajoie had two games in hand - a doubleheader against the last-place St. Louis Browns. Browns Manager Jack O'Connor purportedly told his infield to play way back, allowing Lajoie to bunt for singles, an opportunity Lajoie took full advantage of. Lajoie went 8 for 8 over the course of the doubleheader and claimed the Chalmers Award. Controversy erupted immediately once Cobb found out he had been wronged and, when the dust had settled, Chalmers agreed to award both men with a new car. Meanwhile, the Browns fired O'Connor after learning of his behavior on that last day.

I am going to replay the second game of the doubleheader against the Browns. Lajoie went 4 for 4 in the opening game, leaving him with a .380 batting average. Let's see if he can catch Cobb in a game on the up and up.

Replay

Cy Falkenberg took the hill for the Naps against the Browns' youngster, Alex Malloy. Lajoie popped to Bobby Wallace at short in his first at bat in the top of the 1st. St. Louis jumped out to an early lead in their half of the first, as Frank Truesdale walked and immediately stole second. He moved to third on Red Corriden's bouncer to third and scored on George Stone's grounder to Lajoie at second. The Naps would tie the game in the top of the 2nd, as George Easterly singled and went to third when Eddie Hohnhorst followed with another single. Easterly then trotted home on Deacon McGuire's ground out.

Lajoie reached on an error in the third, leaving him 0 for 2 thus far.

The score remained tied, 1-1, until the top of the 5th. In that inning, Cleveland's budding new outfielder Joe Jackson tripled home Jack Graney and came home on Lajoie's double.

Lajoie had two more at bats. He grounded into a double play in the 7th and walked in the 8th. The Naps would add a couple more runs in the 8th as they went on to a 5-1 win.

Lajoie finished the game 1 for 4 and thus finished his season with a .379 average.

With his .383 average, Ty Cobb thus is the undisputed Chalmers Award winner (on my tabletop).
 
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Nice report, Bill. Mr. Cobb would have been pleased.

I was wondering what the car looked like, and came across this photo:



 
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