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1987 World Series Replay – Game Four

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

1987 World SeriesI’m replaying the 1987 World Series using the APBA Baseball Game, only with the injured Jack Clark and Terry Pendleton at full strength for the Cardinals. If you’re just joining us, you can find the recaps of games one, two and three earlier and that of game four after the jump.
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1987 World Series Replay – Game Three

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

1987 World SeriesMy APBA replay of the 1987 World Series between the Twins and Cardinals shifts to Busch Stadium in St. Louis for game three. In real life, the Cardinals didn’t have slugger Jack Clark and had only limited use of thirdbaseman Terry Pendleton, but in this replay, they have both at full strength in a “What If?” scenario. After the jump, the story of game three.
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1987 World Series Replay – Game Two: Working Late

Monday, July 14th, 2014

1987 World SeriesI’m replaying the 1987 World Series using the APBA Baseball Game, only with the injured Jack Clark and Terry Pendleton at full strength for the Cardinals. See the story of Game One here, and read about Game Two after the jump.
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1987 World Series Replay – Game One

Monday, July 7th, 2014

1987 World SeriesFrom time to time, I like to replay World Series of the past using the APBA Baseball Game I played a lot as a teenager. I’ve previously done the 1953, 1982 and 1984 (with the Cubs playing the Tigers) series, and am adding a twist to this one: The St. Louis Cardinals were missing slugger Jack Clark (who’d been out with an ankle injury most of the time since early September) and got only spot duty from thirdbaseman Terry Pendleton (who pulled a ribcage muscle in the seventh game of the NLCS). In this replay, both will be fit and ready for action. In real life, the home team won every game of the 1987 World Series, with the Minnesota Twins capturing the last two at home in the Metrodome to win their first championship. The Game One story is after the jump.
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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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