Thursday, April 18, 2013

Game #3 / "Crazy 48's" Highlights

Game #3's

Highlights around the league for Game #3's during the "Crazy 48's" League.

Posada hits Two HR's, as 98' Yankees remain Undefeated!

                            R   H   E
1986 Mets          6    12   2
1998 Yankees    11   10  0     F

Mets (0-3) / Yankees (3-0)

WP- Pettitte (1-0)
LP- Ojeda (0-1)

The Yankees got it started early with 4 runs during the bottom of the first, with a solo shot by Tino Martinez. Martinez would finish the day, 4-for-4, HR, 2B, 2 RBI & BB, after entering the game with only 1 hit. Jorge Posada also had a big day with 2 HR's (giving him 3 for the season) & 4 RBI.

                           R   H   E
1954 Indians      2    5    2
1906 Cubs          3   10   0     F

Cleveland (0-3) / Chicago (3-0)

WP- Lundgren (1-0)
LP- Narleski (0-1)

The Cubs bats woke up during the last two innings and took it to Cleveland's reliever Ray Narleski, who blown the save & game; Cubs got 5 of their 10 hits during the last two innings, as Frank Schulte delivered a walk-off single to keep the Cubs undefeated. Mike Garcia pitched a strong 7 innings of 1 ER allowed for the losing Tribe.

                            R   H   E
1944 Browns       0    6    0
1935 Crawfords  2    5    0     F

St. Louis (0-3) / Pittsburgh (3-0)

WP- Ro.Davis (1-0)/ CG (1)/ SHO (1)
LP- Muncrief (0-1)

The Browns couldn't take advantage of a APBA D Starting Pitcher in Roosevelt Davis, who brought his A game (and would be a APBA Grade A by the end of the game) in a complete game 2-0 shutout, striking out six Browns, while allowing 6 hits. Josh Gibson hit his first Home Run of the season in the 2nd Inning.

                           R   H   E
1976 Dodgers    6   12   1
1998 Padres       3    7    0     F

Los Angeles (2-1) / San Diego (1-2)

WP- Hooton (1-0)
LP- J.Hamilton (0-1)
SV- Hough (2)

Davey Lopes set two league records against the Padres, becoming the first to steal 3 bases in a single game (Bert Campaneris would do so later in the day), while also scoring 4 runs; he also collected 3 hits. Greg Vaughn hit 2 HR's for the Padres in a losing cause. Burt Hooton was terrific for the Dodgers, allowing only 4 hits & 2 runs through seven innings.

Lopes had a huge day for L.A., while swiping 3 bases.

                          R   H   E
1998 Braves     7   10   0
1975 Reds        4     9   0    F

Atlanta (2-1) / Cincinnati (1-2)

WP- Millwood (1-0)
LP- Darcy (0-1)
SV- Rocker (1)

The Braves' bullpen held the pitching together after Denny Neagle was ejected during the 2nd Inning for arguing a call with the home plate umpire, as Kevin Millwood pitched 3 strong innings of scoreless ball -- the Braves would almost surrender a 7-0 lead, as the Reds score 4 during the last 3 innings. Chipper Jones' Grand Slam in the 4th was the difference, falling a triple short for the cycle.

                           R   H   E
1984 Tigers       16  21   0
1995 Indians       8   10   0    F

Detroit (3-0) / Cleveland (0-3)

WP- Wilcox (1-0)
LP- K.Hill (0-1)

Ken Hill was all over the place for the Tribe, as the 84' Tigers scored 6 runs during the 2nd Inning, Lou Whitaker and Barbaro Garbey each collected 4 hits, as Whitaker had 4 RBI (Garbey had 3). Marty Castillo added salt to the wounds with a 3-run HR in the seventh off of Jim Poole. Albert Belle hit 2 HR's for the Indians, as Jim Thome added a 2-run HR. The Tigers are on a tear, outscoring the Indians 31-11 through the first three games!

                          R    H   E
1980 Royals     9    13    0
2007 Red Sox  4      8     0    F

Kansas City (2-1) / Boston (1-2)

WP- Splittorff (1-0)
LP- Wakefield (0-1)

The Royals jumped all over Tim Wakefield early, playing small ball at it's best, scoring 6 runs & 7 hits off of the knuckle-baller during the first 3 innings. The Royals would coast to victory, led by Frank White's 4 RBI from the 9th slot of the lineup. J.D. Drew hit a 2-run HR, while drawing 3 walks for Boston.

                          R   H   E
1931 Athletics   6   16   0
1937 Yankees   2     6   0    F

Philadelphia (2-1) / New York (1-2)

WP- Walberg (1-0)
LP- Hadley (0-1)

Rube Walberg kept the Yankees' sluggers contained for the most part, allowing only 3 hits & a run through 7 innings. Bill Dickey went 2-for-4, HR for the Yankees, as Jimmie Foxx scored three of the A's 6 runs.

                          R   H   E
2002 Athletics   6    4   0
1977 Phillies      7   11  1    F

Oakland (0-3) / Philadelphia (3-0)

WP- Ro.Reed (1-0)
LP- Harang (0-1)
SV- McGraw (1)

Larry Bowa comes up a triple short of the cycle, as he led the way with 3 RBI & 3 runs for the Phils. Richie Hebner added a 2-run HR. Bowa has 2 HR's for the season.

                          R   H   E
1953 Yankees   9    7    0
1904 Giants      7   10   0    F

N.Y. Yankees (1-2) / N.Y. Giants (2-1)

WP- A.Reynolds (1-0)
LP- Ames (0-1)
SV- Gorman (1)

Hank Bauer smacked 2 HR's in a 3-for-4 performance that also contributed 3 RBI & a double; Don Bollweg & Billy Martin also added HR's. Mike Donlin went 2-for-5, 2B, 3 RBI & steal in a losing effort for the Giants.
Freehan delivers a walk-off HR against Jays.

                           R   H   E
1985 Blue Jays  2    5    0
1968 Tigers        3    7    1    F

Toronto (2-1) / Detroit (1-2)

WP- P.Dobson (1-0)
LP- Henke (0-1)

The trend of relievers blowing games, continues during this series after John Hiller's back-to-back losses for Detroit in Game 1 & Game 2 -- This time it was the Jays' turn, as Tom Henke blown the save with a walk-off 2-run blast by Bill Freehan, leaving the fans in Tiger Stadium in excitement. Lloyd Moseby (TOR) set a league record of two triples in a single game.

                           R   H   E
1942 Cardinals  11  13   1
1927 Yankees     7   12   2   F

St. Louis (3-0) / New York (0-3)

WP- Gumbert (1-0)
LP- Shocker (0-1)

The Cardinals took the lead for good with Enos Slaughter's 3-run HR off of reliever Myles Thomas during the top of the 8th, in this back and forth offense-laden ballgame. The Cards' Marty Marion would set a league record 3 doubles in a single-game. The 1927 Yankees (considered by many as the greatest team ever) has had a tough first series, still seeking their first victory & a team ERA of 8.10; the Cardinals meanwhile are batting .305 as a team. Babe Ruth's HR streak of 5 games straight (counting the APBA Tournament of Champions) with a HR came to an end.

The 27', 37' & 53' Yankees are now a combined 2-7 through their first three games.

                            R   H   E
1953 Dodgers     5   11   0
1912 Red Sox     8   12   1    F

Brooklyn (1-2) / Boston (2-1)

WP- Bedient (1-0)
LP- Loes (0-1)
SV- Bushelman (1)
INJ- Furillo (BRK) - 4 games

Tris Speaker becomes the first player to collect five hits in a single-game, and also ties a handful of others to smack 2 HR's in a game as well; going a perfect 5-for-5, with 4 RBI's & a steal for Boston, winning their second straight after being slaughtered in Game 1. Carl Furillo suffered an injury in the 8th, while chasing the cycle (a double short), going 4-for-4, HR, 3B & 2 RBI.

                           R   H   E
Palmeiro & the Rangers keep rolling.
1999 Rangers    16  17   1
1962 Dodgers     8   15   1     F

Texas (3-0) / Los Angeles (0-3)

WP- Burkett (1-0)
LP- Ortega (0-1)

After 3 games, the Texas Rangers stand alone on top of the Stars IV Division, which is a bit of a surprise. The team seems to keep rolling since it's Game 1 walk-off HR (by Lee Stevens), as the Rangers put up 16 runs -- Every player in the lineup except for Tom Goodwin got a hit, as Juan Gonzalez went 3-for-5, HR, 5 RBI & tying Davey Lopes' record 4 runs scored. Pudge Rodriguez also went 3-for-5, 2-run HR & SB, as Rafael Palmeiro hit his 3rd HR of the season. Johnny Roseboro smacked 2 HR's & 5 RBI in a 3-for-4 losing effort for the Dodgers.

                          R   H   E
1981 Expos       3    9    1
1971 Pirates     1    3    0     F

Montreal (2-1) / Pittsburgh (1-2)

WP- Sanderson (1-0)
LP- Bo.Johnson (0-1)
SV- Reardon (1)

Scott Sanderson was in complete control, pitching 6 solid innings of one-hit ball, allowing a run, while striking out 7 Pirates in the process. Larry Parrish went 3-for-3, 2B & RBI; while Tim Raines stole #5 & #6 in Game 3 of the series. Willie Stargell hit his first Home Run of the season for Pittsburgh.

                         R   H   E
1971 Giants     8    11   0
1993 Phillies    0     5    0     F

San Francisco (3-0) / Philadelphia (0-3)

WP- Cumberland (1-0)/ CG (1)/ SHO (1)
LP- Greene (0-1)

The Giants rolled in this one with a 2-for-3 performance by Ken Henderson, who smacked a solo HR, sac fly & steal; Dave Kingman added a 3-run HR in the 9th, as the Phillies' woes continues.

                            R   H   E
1960 Pirates        3   10   1
1917 White Sox   1    4   0     F

Pittsburgh (3-0) / Chicago (0-3)

WP- Mizell (1-0)
LP- L.Williams (0-1)
SV- Face (2)

Dick Groat started the game in the leadoff spot, and went 3-for-5, 2 runs scored. Don Hoak hits an insurance solo HR in the 8th, as Roy Face comes in for his 2nd Save. Swede Risberg was the unlikely offense for the White Sox, going 2-for-3, triple, RBI & steal.

                           R   H   E
2001 Mariners   1    6    3
1969 Orioles       3    4    0      F

Seattle (1-2) / Baltimore (2-1)

WP- J.Palmer (1-0)
LP- Sele (0-1)
SV- Watt (1)

The Mariners' top notch defense committed 3 errors, 2 that led to crucial runs, as the Orioles edge Mariners, 3-1; Jim Palmer pitched 6 innings of 1 ER ball, with 3 K's & no walks allowed, as shortstop Mark Belanger had 2 RBI singles.

Ripple delivers pinch-hit walk-off homer for Cincy.
                      R   H   E
1929 Cubs     4    8    0
1940 Reds     6   10   1     F

Chicago (2-1) / Cincinnati (1-2)

WP- Hutchings (1-0)
LP- Carlson (0-1)

The Cubs took a 4-2 lead at the top of the 5th with a 3-run HR by Riggs Stephenson, but the Reds kept fighting back, as they win with a pinch-hit 2-run walk-off Home Run by Jimmy Ripple, as the Reds win their first game of the season.

It was the first loss for any Cubs team in the "Crazy 48's", who have a combined 5-1 record after 3 games.

                          R   H   E
1914 Braves     11  12   1
1971 Athletics    6    7   1    F

Boston (3-0) / Oakland (0-3)

WP- L.Tyler
LP- Segui

The Athletics surrendered a 4-0 lead entering the top of the 6th, as the Boston Braves scored a league-record 9 runs in a single-inning -- the biggest hit being a RBI triple by Leslie Mann (no HR's). Oakland is hoping that their starting pitchers can give Oakland relievers a much-needed break for Game 4. Sal Bando & Rick Monday both hit 2-run HR's during their Game 3 loss.

                          R   H   E
1983 Orioles     2    9    0
1993 Giants      9   15   0     F

Baltimore (0-3) / San Francisco (3-0)

WP- Sanderson (1-0)
LP- Boddicker (0-1)

The Giants got things rolling quickly with 5 hits & 4 runs during the bottom of the first, Robby Thompson continues tearing the leather off the ball, hitting his 2nd HR of the season, while batting .500 with 4 RBI (1.083 slugging) during the first three games of the young season. Thompson, along with Will Clark & Willie McGee each collected 3 hits.

It was a big day in APBA for Scott Sanderson (who got a strong victory for 81' Montreal earlier), as he allowed only one run in five innings for the 1993 Giants.

                          R   H   E
1969 Mets        5   10   0
1925 Senators  1     4   0      F

New York (2-1) / Washington (1-2)

WP- Gentry (1-0)
LP- Ruether (0-1)

A close, scrappy game that got away from the Senators, as their bullpen allowed  4 hits & 4 walks during the last two innings, as the Mets took full advantage of it. In fact, the Senators allowed a total of 9 walks during the game. The Mets' Art Shamsky batted 2-for-3, BB & a sac fly RBI.

                            R   H   E
1937 Giants        11  22  0
1934 Cardinals    2    9   1      F

New York (1-2) / St. Louis (2-1)

WP- Schumacher (1-0)
LP- Carleton (0-1)

Record-setting performances by Joe McCarthy & the Giants, as McCarthy ties Tris Speaker's record of 5 hits in a single-game record, and the Giants go on to set a record for 22 hits in a single-game as well. The Giants' Lou Chiozza added four hits, 3 RBI's & 3 runs. Hal Schumacher pitched a good game for the Giants with seven innings, allowing only 2 runs, as the Giants win their first game.

                           R   H   E
1946 Red Sox    7    5    1
1912 Giants       1     7   0     F

Boston (1-2) / New York (2-1)

WP- M.Harris (1-0)
LP- Tesreau (0-1)

INJ- P.Higgins (BOS) - 25 Games

Boston will have to do without Higgins for awhile.
On a day, not short of drama around the league -- this game would end with just that; Boston earns it first win of the season, as Bobby Doerr hit a 3-run HR for Boston's first HR of the season. The Giants' starting pitcher Jeff Tesreau was sloppy, walking 5 in his five-inning loss. The game ended with the Giants' Heinie Groh trying to steal third with two outs, trailing 7-1 -- Groh was called out, but while mowing over third baseman Pinky Higgins in the process; Higgins remained on the ground and needed to be helped off the field, but not without the Red Sox' Manager Joe Cronin complaining that the Giants intentionally took out his third basemen, due to frustration. Besides the 4th game of this series, the only chance for these opposite division teams to play each other again this season will have to be the playoffs (if both happen to qualify by season's end).

The injury will cost them, with Higgins out for 25 games.

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