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1982 World Series Replay Game Five

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

blog_1982_world_series_replayIf you’ve been following along, you know the Milwaukee Brewers took a commanding 3-1 lead in my APBA replay of the 1982 World Series by winning Game Four at County Stadium. To find out if the Cardinals sent it back to St. Louis or if the Brewers celebrated with a cold one or two, pick up the story after the jump.
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1982 World Series Replay: Foam And Away

Friday, January 10th, 2014

blog_1982_world_series_replay My 1982 World Series replay using the APBA Baseball game continues with the Brewers looking to build on a 2-1 lead in front of their home crowd. The Cardinals are trying to even things up. Find out what happened in the fourth game after the jump.
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1982 World Series Replay: Back To Brewtown

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

blog_1982_world_series_replay I’m replaying the 1982 World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers using the APBA Baseball game. The Cards and Brewers split the first two games in St. Louis, but the American League champions were heading home for games three, four and five. Find out what happened in the pivotal third game after the jump.
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1982 World Series Replay Game 2

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

blog_1982_world_series_replay I’m replaying the 1982 World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers using the APBA Baseball game. After St. Louis’ 9-3 win in Game One, the pressure was on the American League champions to gain a split before the series shifts to Milwaukee. What happened? Find out after the jump.
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Something Brewing: 1982 World Series Replay

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

I have done replays of the 1953 and 1984 World Series (the latter slightly re-imagined) using the APBA Baseball game I played a lot as a teen. Now I’m revisiting the 1982 World Series, which wasn’t the first one I ever watched (I watched Reggie Jackson hit his three home runs in Game Six in 1977), but was the first one I ever paid close attention to. The Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals dueled for seven games in the fall of my senior year in high school. What would happen when they met again on my dining room table? Let’s see.
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1984 World Series Re-Imagined: Game 6

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

What if Leon Durham hadn’t booted that ball? What if Lee Smith hadn’t let Steve Garvey take him deep? What if the Chicago Cubs had actually won the 1984 National League Championship Series against the San Diego Padres? We’re re-imagining the 1984 World Series through the use of the APBA Pro Baseball Game, with the Cubs facing the American League champion Detroit Tigers.

Dan Petry out-dueled Scott Sanderson in leading the Tigers to a 3-1 win in Game Five, bringing the series back to Tiger Stadium with the home team one win away from its first World Series title in 16 years. But the Cubs felt good about their chances of forcing a seventh game, with Cy Young winner-to-be Rick Sutcliffe on the mound with his 19-1 record since coming to Chicago. The story after the jump.

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1984 World Series Re-Imagined: Game 5

Monday, October 15th, 2012

What if Leon Durham hadn’t booted that ball? What if Lee Smith hadn’t let Steve Garvey take him deep? What if the Chicago Cubs had actually won the 1984 National League Championship Series against the San Diego Padres? We’re re-imagining the 1984 World Series through the use of the APBA Pro Baseball Game, with the Cubs facing the American League champion Detroit Tigers.

After the Cubs fought back to square the series at two games apiece, Chicago manager Jim Frey had a decision to make. Dennis Eckerlsey’s turn in the rotation was up, but the veteran – acquired in a June trade with Boston for the popular Bill Buckner – had been hit hard in two postseason starts. The alternative? Righthander Scott Sanderson, who hadn’t pitched since Game Four of the NLCS against the Padres. Detroit would counter with Game Two starter Dan Petry, who hadn’t made it out of the second inning. The story after the jump.

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1984 World Series Re-Imagined: Game 4

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

What if Leon Durham hadn’t booted that ball? What if Lee Smith hadn’t let Steve Garvey take him deep? What if the Chicago Cubs had actually won the 1984 National League Championship Series against the San Diego Padres? We’re re-imagining the 1984 World Series through the use of the APBA Pro Baseball Game, with the Cubs facing the American League champion Detroit Tigers.

Game Three saw the Cubs win their first home World Series game since 1935, but they would need to make it two in two days to avoid going down 3-1 in the series. The pitching matchup was a repeat of Game One, with Steve Trout facing Jack Morris. The story after the jump.

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1984 World Series Re-Imagined: Game 3

Friday, October 12th, 2012

What if Leon Durham hadn’t booted that ball? What if Lee Smith hadn’t let Steve Garvey take him deep? What if the Chicago Cubs had actually won the 1984 National League Championship Series against the San Diego Padres? We’re re-imagining the 1984 World Series through the use of the APBA Pro Baseball Game, with the Cubs facing the American League champion Detroit Tigers.

After losing the first two games in Detroit, the Cubs returned home for the first weekday afternoon World Series game since 1971. With ace and probable Cy Young Award winner Rick Sutcliffe rested and ready, Chicago was in position to gain its first victory in a World Series game since 1945 and first home win in a Fall Classic since 1935. The Tigers countered with 17-game-winner Milt Wilcox. The story after the jump.

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1984 World Series Re-Imagined: Game 2

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

What if Leon Durham hadn’t booted that ball? What if Lee Smith hadn’t let Steve Garvey take him deep? What if the Chicago Cubs had actually won the 1984 National League Championship Series against the San Diego Padres? We’re re-imagining the 1984 World Series through the use of the APBA Pro Baseball Game, with the Cubs facing the American League champion Detroit Tigers.

With Jack Morris having outdueled Steve Trout in Game One on Tuesday night, the Tigers looked to go up 2-0 with 18-game-winner Dan Petry on the mound in Game Two on Wednesday, October 10. The Cubs countered with Dennis Eckersley, who had gone 10-8 since coming over from Boston in a midseason trade, and whose dominance as a reliever was still years away. The story after the jump.

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