1982 World Series Replay: Foam And Away

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.

Haas Outduels LaPoint as Brewers Close Within One Win of Crown

MILWAUKEE (October 16, 1982) – The Milwaukee Brewers had baseball’s best record in 1982 thanks in large part to the best offense in the majors, but starting pitching has led them to the brink of their first World Series championship. Moose Haas threw a sparkling four-hitter on a brisk afternoon at County Stadium to lead the Brewers to a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals and a three games to one lead in the 1982 Fall Classic.

Haas, who fell behind 2-0 just five batters into the game, settled down to retire 17 of the next 18 hitters he faced while that offense rallied for three runs and the win. Ted Simmons’ sixth-inning single scored Robin Yount with the go-ahead run, and Haas left the tying run stranded at second by getting Lonnie Smith to fly to right to end the game.

Darrell Porter’s two-run double to right with two out in the first gave the Cardinals their first lead since Game One, but the National League champions managed just one more hit – a seventh-inning single by Lonnie Smith – the rest of the way.

The Brewers tied the game in the second when Simmons and Gorman Thomas singled, the latter breaking an 0-for-13 slump. Dave LaPoint retired the next two hitters, but Charlie Moore’s single to center scored Simmons and then skipped out of the glove of Cardinal center fielder Willie McGee, allowing Thomas to score on the error.

Robin Yount led off the bottom of the sixth with a sharp double into the gap in right center, and came home on Simmons’ single over Tommy Herr’s head at second.

Milwaukee can win its first World Series since the 1957 Braves on Sunday afternoon. The pitching matchup is a rematch of Game One, with the Cardinals’ Bob Forsch facing Mike Caldwell.


St. Louis....AB..R..H..BI    Milwaukee....AB..R..H..BI
Herr 2b.......4..0..1..0     Molitor 3b....3..0..0..0
Oberkfell 3b..4..1..0..0     Yount ss......3..1..1..0
Hernandez 1b..4..1..1..0     Cooper 1b.....4..0..1..0
Hendrick rf...4..0..0..0     Simmons c.....3..1..2..1
Porter c......4..0..1..2     Thomas cf.....3..1..1..0
LSmith lf.....4..0..1..0     Oglivie lf....3..0..0..0
Iorg dh.......3..0..0..0     Money dh......3..0..0..0
McGee cf......3..0..0..0     Moore rf......3..0..2..1
OSmith ss.....1..0..0..0     Gantner 2b....3..0..0..0
TOTALS.......31..2..4..2     TOTALS.......28..3..7..2

St. Louis.......200 000 000 - 2 4 1
Milwaukee.......020 001 00X - 3 7 1

E - Gantner, McGee. DP - St. Louis 3, Milwaukee 1
LOB - Milwaukee 4, St. Louis 4
2B - Porter, Yount
3B - None
HR - None
SB - None

St. Louis...........IP...H...R..ER...BB...SO
LaPoint (L 0-1).....7.1..7...3...2....3....2
Sutter..............0.2..0...0...0....0....0

Milwaukee...........IP...H...R..ER...BB...SO
Haas (W 1-0)........9.0..4...2...2....2....1

T - 0:20 A - 56,560

One comment on “1982 World Series Replay: Foam And Away

  1. This is awesome. This was the first World Series I ever watched, when I was six years old. I picked my teams based on the animals they represented or the uniform colors, so obviously I was pro Cards. (I didn’t know what a Brewer was or did).

    Or at least I watched until the 5th inning or so, when I was forced to go to bed. As a result, I would wake up the next morning and ask for the sports page so I could see how George Hendrick and John Stupor did. And thus the ’82 Series also led me to discover newspapers for the first time as well.

    Great memories…. Go Cards!

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