The other day I listed the results of Day 1 of my AMAZING APRIL Tournament.
Here is a little more in-depth information of those games....
2012 Tigers 2, 1906 Cubs 1
The 2012 Detroit Tigers (#16) upset top-seeded 1906 Chicago Cubs. Miguel Cabera's two-run HR in the first was the difference, while Justin Verlander went the distance, allowing 5 hits & a run (only 2 K's though). The Tigers will travel to Philadelphia to play the 1977 Phillies next.
1969 Mets 4, 1912 Giants 2
Rocky Swoboda's two-run HR off of Rube Marquard (who came in for relief) during the top of the ninth, broke the 2-2 tie. Tug McGraw comes in for the save, as the #14 1969 New York Mets upset #3 1912 New York Giants.
2006 Tigers 1, 1968 Tigers 0
Kenny Rogers nearly pitches a no-hitter, as Dick McAuliffe breaks it up 8.1 Innings into the contest. Marcus Thames' solo HR during the top of the 5th, was the difference. Both teams combined for 4 total hits, while Magglio Ordonez has 2 of the Tigers' three hits.
1937 Yankees 4, 1986 Astros 1
Not much offense in this one, as the 1937 New York Yankees were relatively quiet -- George Selkirk is the hero with a three-run HR in the bottom of the second that proved to be the winning difference. Lefty Gomez pitched a three-hitter, while Houston's Mike Scott pitched strong in a losing effort (plus 8 K's).
1976 Dodgers 6, 1954 Indians 1 (12 Innings)
The Indians' lack of offense kept the Dodgers around, in which Ron Cey's grand slam in the top of the 12th off of starting pitcher Bob Lemon proved lethal, in this upset of a #15 seed of a #2 seed.
1986 Mets 8, 1937 Giants 2
The Magic Mets of 1986 flirted with disaster until their magic came around in the bottom of the 5th, with a pinch-hit two-run HR by Danny Heep that gave the Mets a 3-2 lead. Howard Johnson would have a pinch-hit two-run double to protect the lead.