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2/9/2011 8:17 AM
Ok I know this isnt for everyone, so if you dont like the deep history of the game maybe skip this topic.

Call me crazy    but im going to try and do something I started a while back on these boards but was never able to complete. It may take a world of time but being the avid baseball historian that I am I am going to try and get it done. My task is to do a very detailed job in setting a competition to see what baseball team is the best team of alltime in the Word Series era as determined by Whatifsports. Becuase of personal reasons I have much extra time to devote to this issue and also am curious to see the results.

I will include 432 teams. The teams will be determined in a simple way, I will choose the best four teams from every season starting in 1903 and going all the way to 2010. All world series champions and pennant winners will be automatically included and will recieve automatic byes. The matchups will be best of seven serues with the winner moving on and the loser eliminated. The format will be as follows:
  • 216 top rated world series winners and pennant winners will recieve automatic byes.
  • Next tier of 216 teams will play against eachother and 108 teams will remain making the overall total 324.
  • All World Series wiinners and top 80 will recieve a second bye.
  • 108 winners of round one will play eachother along with 28 pennante winners.
  • With 256 teams left all teams will play down to a single champion.
It may seem complicated but Im going to give this a try and as things play out it will make more sense as we get to the final 256 and then it will be a straight elimination. I am making it this deep of a tournament as to include some of the lesser remembered teams and also create a situation for legitimate upsets and fun.

Hope you will follow. There will be nothing too elaborate, just results posted and quick stats. This will take a while obviously so hopefully you will be patient with me. Any feedback is as always appreciated.

I will post the teams shortly.
5/4/2011 6:59 AM (edited)
    1 2 3 4
1903   Boston Americans Pittsburgh Pirates NY Giants Cleveland Naps
1904   NY Giants Boston Americans Chicago Cubs NY Highlanders
1905   NY Giants Philadelphia A's Pittsburgh Pirates Chicago White Sox
1906   Chicago White Sox Chicago Cubs NY Highlanders NY Giants
1907   Chicago Cubs Detroit Tigers Pittsburgh Pirates Chicago White Sox
1908   Chicago Cubs Detroit Tigers Cleveland Naps NY Giants
1909   Pittsburgh Pirates Detroit Tigers Chicago Cubs Phliadelphia A's
1910   Philadelphia A's Chicago Cubs NY Highlanders NY Giants
1911   Philadelphia A's NY Giants Chicago Cubs Detroit Tigers
1912   Boston Red Sox NY Giants Washington Senators Pittsburgh Pirates
1913   Philadelphia A's NY Giants Philadelphia Phillies Cleveland Naps
1914   Boston Braves Philadelphia A's Boston Red Sox Indianapolis Hoosiers
1915   Boston Red Sox Philiadelphia Phillies Chicago Whales Detroit Tigers
1916   Boston Red Sox Brooklyn Robins Chicago White Sox Philadelphia Phillies
1917   Chicago White Sox NY Giants Philadelphia Phillies Boston Red Sox
1918   Boston Red Sox Chicago Cubs NY Giants Washington Senators
1919   Cincinnati Reds Chicago White Sox NY Giants Cleveland Indians
1920   Cleveland Indians Brooklyn Robins Chicago White Sox NY Giants
1921   NY Giants NY Yankees Pittsburgh Pirates Cleveland Indians
1922   NY Giants NY Yankees St. Louis Browns Cincinnati Reds
1923   NY Yankees NY Giants Cincinnati Reds Detroit Tigers
1924   Washington Senators NY Giants NY Yankees Brooklyn Robins
1925   Pittsburgh Pirates Washington Senators NY Giants Philadelphia A's
1926   St. Louis Cardinals NY Yankees Cleveland Indians Cincinnati Reds
1927   NY Yankees Pittsburgh Pirates St. Louis Cardinals Philadelphia A's
1928   NY Yankees St. Louis Cardinals Philadelphia A's NY Giants
1929   Philadelphia A's Chicago Cubs Pittsburgh Pirates NY Yankees
1930   Philadelphia A's St. Louis Cardinals Washington Senators Chicago Cubs
1931   St. Louis Cardinals Philadelphia A's NY Giants NY Yankees
1932   NY Yankees Chicago Cubs Philadelphia A's Pittsburgh Pirates
1933   NY Giants Washington Senators Pittsburgh Pirates NY Yankees
1934   St. Louis Cardinals Detroit Tigers NY Yankees NY Giants
1935   Detroit Tigers Chicago Cubs St. Louis Cardinals Cleveland Indians
1936   NY Yankees NY Giants Chicago Cubs St. Louis Cardinals
1937   NY Yankees NY Giants Detroit Tigers Chicago Cubs
1938   NY Yankees Chicago Cubs Pittsburgh Pirates Boston Red Sox
1939   NY Yankees Cincinnati Reds St. Louis Cardinals Boston Red Sox
1940   Cincinnati Reds Detroit Tigers Brooklyn Dodgers Cleveland Indians
1941   NY Yankees Brooklyn Dodgers Boston Red Sox St. Louis Cardinals
1942   St. Louis Cardinals NY Yankees Brooklyn Dodgers Boston Red Sox
1943   NY Yankees St. Louis Cardinals Washington Senators Cincinnati Reds
1944   St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Browns Detroit Tigers Pittsburgh Pirates
1945   Detroit Tigers Chicago Cubs Washington Senators St. Louis Cardinals
1946   St. Louis Cardinals Boston Red Sox Brooklyn Dodgers Detroit Tigers
1947   NY Yankees Brooklyn Dodgers Detroit Tigers St. Louis Cardinals
1948   Cleveland Indians Boston Braves Boston Red Sox NY Yankees
1949   NY Yankees Brooklyn Dodgers Boston Red Sox St. Louis Cardinals
1950   NY Yankees Philadelphia Phillies Brooklyn Dodgers Detroit Tigers
1951   NY Yankees NY Giants Brooklyn Dodgers Cleveland Indians
1952   NY Yankees Brooklyn Dodgers NY Giants Cleveland Indians
1953   NY Yankees Brooklyn Dodgers Milwaukee Braves Chicago White Sox
1954   NY Giants Cleveland Indians Brooklyn Dodgers NY Yankees
1955   Brooklyn Dodgers NY Yankees Cleveland Indians Milwaukee Braves
1956   NY Yankees Brooklyn Dodgers Cleveland Indians Cincinnati Reds
1957   Milwaukee Braves NY Yankees Chicago White Sox St. Louis Cardinals
1958   NY Yankees Milwuakee Braves Pittsburgh Pirates Boston Red Sox
1959   LA Dodgers Chicago White Sox Cleveland Indians San Francisco Giants
1960   Pittsburgh Pirates NY Yankees Baltimore Orioles St. Louis Cardinals
1961   NY Yankees Cincinnati Reds Detroit Tigers LA Dodgers
1962   NY Yankees SF Giants LA Dodgers Minnesota Twins
1963   LA Dodgers NY Yankees St. Louis Cardinals Chicago White Sox
1964   St. Louis Cardinals NY Yankees Philadelphia Phillies Baltimore Orioles
1965   LA Dodgers Minnesota Twins Chicago White Sox SF Giants
1966   Baltimore Orioles LA Dodgers Minnesota Twins Pittsburgh Pirates
1967   St. Louis Cardinals Boston Red Sox Detroit Tigers Minnesota Twins
1968   Detroit Tigers St. Louis Cardinals SF Giants Cleveland Indians
1969   NY Mets Baltimore Orioles Atlanta Braves Chicago Cubs
1970   Baltimore Orioles Cincinnati Reds Minnesota Twins Pittsburgh Pirates
1971   Pittsburgh Pirates Baltimore Orioles SF Giants Oakland A's
1972   Oakland A's Cincinnati Reds Detroit Tigers Pittsburgh Pirates
1973   Oakland A's NY Mets Cincinnati Reds Baltimore Orioles
1974   Oakland A's LA Dodgers Cincinnati Reds Texas Rangers
1975   Cincinnati Reds Boston Red Sox Pittsburgh Pirates Oakland A's
1976   Cincinnati Reds NY Yankees Philadelphia Phillies KC Royals
1977   NY Yankees LA Dodgers Philadelphia Phillies KC Royals
1978   NY Yankees LA Dodgers Philadelphia Phillies Boston Red Sox
1979   Pittsburgh Pirates Baltimore Orioles Cincinnati Reds California Angels
1980   Philadelphia Phillies KC Royals Baltimore Orioles Houston Astros
1981   LA Dodgers NY Yankees Cincinnati Reds Oakland A's
1982   St. Louis Cardinals Milwuakee Braves Atlanta Braves California Angels
1983   Baltimore Orioles Philadelphia Phillies Chicago White Sox LA Dodgers
1984   Detroit Tigers San Diego Padres Chicago Cubs Toronto Blue Jays
1985   KC Royals St. Louis Cardinals NY Mets NY Yankees
1986   NY Mets Boston Red Sox Houston Astros California Angels
1987   Minnesota Twins St. Louis Cardinals Detroit Tigers SF Giants
1988   LA Dodgers Oakland A's Boston Red Sox NY Mets
1989   Oakland A's SF Giants Toronto Blue Jays Chicago Cubs
1990   Cincinnati Reds Oakland A's Boston Red Sox Pittsburgh Pirates
1991   Minnesota Twins Atlanta Braves Pittsburgh Pirates Chicago White Sox
1992   Toronto Blue Jays Atlanta Braves Oakland A's Pittsburgh Pirates
1993   Toronto Blue Jays Philiadelphia Phillies Atlanta Braves SF Giants
1994   Montreal Expos Chicago White Sox Cincinnati Reds NY Yankees
1995   Atlanta Braves Cleveland Indians Seattle Mariners Boston Red Sox
1996   NY Yankees Atlanta Braves Cleveland Indians San Diego Padres
1997   Florida Marlins Cleveland Indians Baltimore Orioles SF Giants
1998   NY Yankees San Diego Padres Houston Astros Texas Rangers
1999   NY Yankees Atlanta Braves Cleveland Indians Arizona Dbacks
2000   NY Yankees NY Mets Chicago White Sox SF Giants
2001   Arizona D Backs NY Yankees Seattle Mariners Houston Astros
2002   Anaheim Angels SF Giants Atlanta Braves Oakland A's
2003   Florida Marlins NY Yankees Chicago Cubs Minnesota Twins
2004   Boston Red Sox St. Louis Cardinals Atlanta Braves NY Yankees
2005   Chicago White Sox Houston Astros Anaheim Angels St. Louis Cardinals
2006   St. Louis Cardinals Detroit Tigers Minnesota Twins NY Mets
2007   Boston Red Sox Colorado Rockies Cleveland Indians Arizona Dbacks
2008   Philadelphia Phillies Tampa Bay Rays LA Angels Chicago Cubs
2009   NY Yankees Philadelphia Phillies LA Angels LA Dodgers
2010   SF Giants Texas Rangers Philadelphia Phillies Tampa Rays


These are all the teams included as discussed in the opening posts the teams are seperated into four tiers. The first one being all World Champions, second the pennant winners, and three and four the two best remaining teams.

For the opening round the teams from tier three will play teams from tier 4 in a best of seven series.

Any questions or change request for any of the years please let me know.
6/17/2011 9:43 AM (edited)
Here are the first phase of games for round one to be played soon:

Series Winners are in bold:

Home Away
1981 Cincinnati Reds 1910 NY Giants          
1937 Detroit Tigers 1906 NY Giants
1958 Pittsburgh Pirates 2002 Oakland A's
1979 Cincinnati Reds 1954 NY Yankees
1980 Baltimore Orioles 1957 St. Louis Cardinals
1986 Houston Astros 1909 Philadelphia A's
1930 Washington Senators 1936 St. Louis Cardinals
1907 Pittsburgh Pirates 1915 Detroit Tigers
1913 Philadelphia Phillies 1960 St. Louis Cardinals
1918 NY Giants 1930 Chicago Cubs
1939 St. Louis Cardinals 1914 Indianapolis Hoosiers
1950 Brooklyn Dodgers 1953 Chicago White Sox
1965 Chicago White Sox 1970 Pittsburgh Pirates
1954 Brooklyn Dodgers 1975 Oakland A's
1994 Cincinnati Reds 1903 Cleveland Naps
1959 Cleveland Indians 1984 Toronto Blue Jays
1997 Baltimore Orioles 1979 California Angels
1926 Cleveland Indians 1988 New York Mets
1931 NY Giants 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates
2005 Anaheim Angels 1983 LA Dodgers
1976 Philadelphia Phillies 2008 Chicago Cubs
1915 Chicago Whales 1981 Oakland A's
1936 Chicago Cubs 1987 SF Giants
2006 Minnesota Twins 1940 Cleveland Indians
1910 NY Highlanders 1923 Detroit Tigers
1975 Pittsburgh Pirates 1941 St. Louis Cardinals
2010 Philadelphia Phillies 1926 Cincinnati Reds
1945 Washington Senators 1925 Philadelphia A's
1990 Boston Red Sox 1963 Chicago White Sox
1911 Chicago Cubs 2007 Arizona Dbacks
1957 Chicago White Sox 1967 Minnesota Twins
1924 NY Yankees 1985 NY Yankees
2001 Seattle Mariners 1961 LA Dodgers
1955 Cleveland Indians 2009 LA Dodgers
1921 Pittsburgh Pirates 1965 SF Giants
1988 Boston Red Sox 1916 Philadelphia Phillies
1908 Cleveland Naps 1905 Chicago White Sox
1982 Atlanta Braves 1924 Brooklyn Robins
1940 Brooklyn Dodgers 1969 Chicago Cubs
1967 Detroit Tigers 1912 Pittsburgh Pirates
1946 Brooklyn Dodgers 1928 NY Giants
1987 Detroit Tigers 1951 Cleveland Indians
1903 NY Giants 1935 Cleveland Indians
1960 Baltimore Orioles 1913 Cleveland Naps
1904 Chicago Cubs 1959 SF Giants
2000 Chicago White Sox 1996 San Diego Padres
2003 Chicago Cubs 1907 Chicago White Sox
1996 Cleveland Indians 1958 Boston Red Sox
2007 Cleveland Indians 1980 Houston Astros
1964 Philadelphia Phillies 1977 KC Royals
1992 Oakland A's 1974 Texas Rangers
1995 Seattle Mariners 1994 NY Yankees
1947 Detroit Tigers 1976 KC Royals
1922 St. Louis Browns 1993 SF Giants
2/9/2011 12:40 PM
This will be interesting to follow. How did you set the matchups in the first phase of games for round one ?
2/9/2011 12:44 PM
1981 Cincinnati Reds over 1910 NY Giants
Four games to one
MVP: Mario Soto
 
Getting a second chance means a lot for a team that never got a first one to begin with. The 81 Reds took this series in five games including beating John McGraw and the Giants three straight at the Polo Grounds. Stars emerged as Ken Griffey Sr hit .526 for the series and drove in five runs. George Foster had two home runs while Dave Conception used his glove to do the job but also batted .380.
 
Still the biggest hero of this series win was Mario Soto who wowed the fans and the Giant hitters with two complete games, including a three hit shutout in game five at the Polo Grounds. Soto struck out eleven and proved to be too much with the excellence of Tom Seaver.

Game 1
Riverfront Stadium
10 Giants 2
81 Reds 7 http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=3145337
Reds lead series 109
Game 2
Riverfront Stadium
10 giants 9
81 Reds 4 http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=3145378
Series tied at 1
Game 3
At Polo Grounds
81 Reds 11
10 Giants 6 http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=3145380
Reds lead series 2-1
Game 4
At Polo Grounds
81 Reds 3
10 Giants 0 http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=3145399
Reds lead series 3-1
Game 5
At Polo Grounds
81 Reds 6
10 Giants 2 http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=3145409
Reds win series 4-1

  AB H HR RBI AVG
Dave Collins 25 6 0 2 0.24
Joe Nolan 26 11 0 4 0.42308
George Foster 22 5 2 5 0.22727
Johnny Bench 22 9 0 1 0.40909
Ken Griffey Sr. 19 10 0 5 0.52632
Dave Concepcion 21 8 0 2 0.38095
Ray Knight 17 3 1 6 0.17647
Ron Oester 21 6 0 5 0.28571
Paul Householder 2 1 0 0 0.5
Totals 175 59 3 30 0.33714

  AB H HR RBI AVG
Red Murray 22 6 0 3 0.27273
Al Bridwell 19 6 0 1 0.31579
Fred Snodgrass 20 5 0 1 0.25
Fred Merkle 18 5 0 4 0.27778
Larry Doyle 18 4 1 3 0.22222
Josh Devore 17 5 1 1 0.29412
Chief Meyers 14 4 0 3 0.28571
Art Devlin 15 3 0 1 0.2
           
Totals 143 38 2 17 0.26573
2/9/2011 12:47 PM
Posted by redwingscup on 2/9/2011 12:40:00 PM (view original):
This will be interesting to follow. How did you set the matchups in the first phase of games for round one ?
I had the fourth tier teams in one pool and the third team tier in another and then did a random draw for the matchups. First matchup is in with the 81 Reds winning their series. The stats at the bottom are culmative for the series.
2/9/2011 1:38 PM
1906 New York Giants over 1937 Detroit Tigers
Four games to three
MVP: Christy Matthewson
 
This series had it all and went the distance with the home team winning every single game. “Matty” for the Giants was involved in four of the seven decisions as started two games while coming out of the bullpen twice.
 
New York started the series with two shutouts but at Navin Field the Tigers were overwhelming winning three in a row. Tigers manager Mickey Cochrane opted to manage rather then play but his replacement Rudy York batted only .193 for the series. John McGraw and the Giants finally got things right and won a tight one 8-7 in the crucial game seven at the Polo Grounds.


Game 1        
At Polo Grounds        
1937 Tigers 0      
1906 Giants 6      
         
http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=3146030
Giants lead series 1-0      
         
Game 2        
At Polo Grounds        
1937 Detroit Tigers 0      
1906 NY Giants 4      
         
http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=3146112
Giants lead series 2-0      
         
Game 3        
At Navin Field        
1906 NY Giants 1      
1937 Tigers 2 (10 inn)    
         
http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=3146139
Giants lead series 2-1      
         
Game 4        
At Navin Field        
1906 Giants 5      
1937 Tigers 10      
         
http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=3146249
Series tied at 2        
         
Game 5        
At Navin Field        
1906 Giants 5      
1937 Tigers 6 (11 inn)    
         
http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=3146280
Tigers lead series 3-2      
         
Game 6        
At Polo Grounds        
1937 Tigers 1      
1906 Giants 4      
         
http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=3146285
Series tied at 3        
         
Game 7        
At Polo Grounds        
1937 Tigers 7      
1906 Giants 8      
         
http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=3146351
Giants win series 4-3        

1937 Tigers AB H HR RBI AVG    
Gee Walker 31 10 0 3 0.32258    
Billy Rogell 28 8 0 2 0.28571    
Hank Greenberg 28 10 0 5 0.35714    
Rudy York 26 5 1 6 0.19231    
Charlie Gehringer 26 4 0 1 0.15385    
Pete Fox 29 9 0 2 0.31034    
Chet Laabs 26 7 0 2 0.26923    
Marv Owen 26 3 0 2 0.11538    
Mickey Cochrane 6 2 0 1 0.33333    
          #DIV/0!    
Totals 226 58 1 24 0.25664    
  IP W L ER BB  ERA
Elden Auker 15.6 1 1 12 0 7 6.92308
Slick Coffman 6 0 0 0 1 1 0
Schoolboy Rowe 2.6 0 0 0 1 0 0
Pat McLaughlin 4 1 0 1 0 1 2.25
Tommy Bridges 13 0 2 6 4 6 4.15385
Jake Wade 6 0 0 2 0 4 3
Roxie Lawson 7 1 0 1 0 0 1.28571
George Gil 8.6 0 1 5 0 0 5.23256
Jack Russell 2 0 0 3 1 1 13.5
Total 64.8 3 4 30 7 20 4.16667

1906 NY Giants AB H HR RBI AVG    
George Browne 29 8 1 6 0.27586    
Roger Bresnahan 27 7 0 1 0.25926    
Sammy Strang 30 7 0 4 0.23333    
Cy Seymour 29 10 1 4 0.34483    
Art Devlin 25 8 0 6 0.32    
Dan McGann 27 7 0 5 0.25926    
Spike Shannon 24 7 1 4 0.29167    
Bill Dahlen 19 9 0 2 0.47368    
Mike Donlin 4 2 0 0 0.5    
Totals 214 65 3 32 0.30374    
  IP W L ER BB  ERA
Joe McGinnity 22.6 1 1 7 8 8 2.78761
Christy Mattewson 20.6 2 2 3 8 6 1.31068
Dummy Taylor 10 0 0 1 1 4 0.9
Hooks Wiltse 5 0 0 4 1 0 7.2
Red Ames 2 0 0 2 2 3 9
George Ferguson 3.6 1 0 0 1 2 0
Totals 63.8 4 3 17 21 23 2.39812
2/9/2011 3:43 PM
Not to intrude - but an interesting flip-side that coincidentally was just put out there:

http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/article/the-worst-of-the-best-part-i/
http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/article/the-worst-of-the-best-part-ii/


2/10/2011 3:30 PM (edited)
2002 Oakland Athletics over 1958 Pittsburgh Pirates
Four games to two
MVP: Eric Chavez
 
The Athletics get the better of the “Bucks” as they turned to the long ball in the series and eight home runs in the six games. Jermaine Dye and Eric Chavez each had three home runs in the series and as a team the A’s punished Pirate pitching for a .303 average.
 
There were some good games in the series as the Pirates tied the series at two games each after a walk off hit in game four. Frank Thomas hit .350 with three homeruns of his own but Bob Friend and Dan Gross had poor series as starters and the Pirates were beaten soundly in the end.

Game 1 
At Oakland Coliseum
1958 Pirates 4
2002 A's 9
http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=3149061
A's lead series 1-0
Game 2
At Oakland Coliseum
1958 Pirates 7
2002 A's 4
http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=3149116
Series tied at 1
Game 3
At Forbes Field
2002 A's 5
1958 Pirates 1
http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=3149225
A's lead series 2-1
Game 4
At Forbes Field
2002 A's 6
1958 Pirates 7
http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=3149284
Series tied at 2
Game 5
At Forbes Field
2002 A's 8
1958 Pirates 7
http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=3149292
A's lead series 3-2
Game 6
At Oakland Coliseum
1958 Pirates 3
2002 A's 8
http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=3149541
A's win series 4-2

1958 Pittsburgh Pirates AB H HR RBI AVG    
Roberto Clemente
21 3 0 1 0.14286    
Ted Kluszewski 15 3 0 1 0.2    
Bob Skinner 21 11 0 2 0.52381    
Dick Stuart 22 8 0 6 0.36364    
Frank Thomas 20 7 3 5 0.35    
Bill Mazeroski 20 7 1 4 0.35    
Dick Groat 20 10 0 2 0.5    
Hank Foiles 15 1 0 0 0.06667    
Bill Virdon 18 3 0 0 0.16667    
          #DIV/0!    
Totals 172 53 4 21 0.30814    
               
  IP W L ER BB  ERA
Bob Friend 11 0 1 11 5 6 9.00
Dan Gross 7 0 0 6 7 1 7.71
Ron Kline 8.3 1 1 9 7 8 9.76
Roy Face 1 0 0   1 0 0.00
Vern Law 4 0 1 4 0 1 9.00
Bob Smith 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Ron Blackburn 2.6 1 0 0 2 0 0.00
Bernie Daniels 0.6 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Bob Porterfield 7.3 0 0 1 2 3 1.23
Totals 42.8 2 3 31 26 19 6.52


2002 Oakland A's AB H HR RBI AVG    
Mark Ellis 26 10 0 4 0.38462    
David Justice 23 3 0 3 0.13043    
Miguel Tejada 27 4 1 3 0.14815    
Eric Chavez 23 9 3 5 0.3913    
Olmedo Saenz 13 7 0 3 0.53846    
Scott Hatteberg 22 3 0 1 0.13636    
Jermaine Dye 24 9 3 3 0.375    
Terrence Long 25 8 0 5 0.32    
Ramon Hernandez 23 9 1 7 0.3913    
Eric Byrnes 1 1 0 1 1    
Jeremy Giambi 1 0 0 0 0    
Totals 208 63 8 35 0.30288    
               
  IP W L ER BB  ERA
Barry Zito 17.6 1 1 9 10 4 4.60
Tim Hudson 14.6 1 1 9 6 2 5.55
Chad Bradford 3.6 1 0 0 2 0 0.00
Mark Mulder 9 1 0 1 4 0 1.00
Cory Lidle 6 0 0 5 5 3 7.50
Jim Mecir 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Mike Venafro 0.6 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Billy Koch 1 0 0 2 2 0 18.00
Totals 53.4 4 2 26 30 9 4.38
2/11/2011 3:12 PM (edited)
1979 Cincinnati Reds over 1954 New York Yankees
Four games to two
MVP: Tom Seaver (2-0, 1.13 ERA, 7 K)
 
The Reds surprise the Yankees who suffered from a very bad pitched series with a team ERA 5.52. The Reds bats were hot for all six games led by Dan Driessen who batted .370 and Ken Griffey Sr who hit .333. The Reds took the opener in convincing fashion scoring 13 runs off Whitey Ford and then won the next two to take a commanding lead. The Yanks thanks in part the Mickey Mantle who hit .407 with 8 RBI got hot and won the next two games but it wasn’t to be enough.
 
The Reds did open some eyes in this series as the team they beat was in the middle of its dynasty run and was expected to be among the strongest teams in the third tier. Terrific Tom Seaver was exactly that in both his starts that turned into Reds wins including the clincher.
 

Game 1        
At Yankee Stadium        
1979 Reds 13      
1954 Yankees 4      
         
http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=3150553
         
Game 2        
At Yankee Stadium        
1979 Reds 4      
1954 Yankees 1      
         
http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=3150589
         
Game 3        
At Riverfront Stadium        
1954 Yankees 8      
1979 Reds 10      
         
http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=3150738
         
Game 4        
At Riverfront Stadium        
1954 Yankees 8      
1979 Reds 2      
         
http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=3150741
         
Game 5        
At Riverfront Stadium        
1954 Yankees 7      
1979 Reds 6      
         
http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=3150787
         
Game 6        
At Yankee Stadium        
1979 Reds 6      
1954 Yankees 2      
         
http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=3150835

1979 Cincinnati Reds AB H HR RBI AVG    
Joe Morgan 24 8 1 4 0.333    
Ray Knight 27 10 2 6 0.370    
George Foster 25 6 1 7 0.240    
Ken Griffey Sr. 24 8 2 7 0.333    
Johnny Bench 25 9 1 4 0.360    
Dave Concepcion 28 9 0 1 0.321    
Dan Driessen 27 10 2 7 0.370    
Dave Collins 22 7 0 3 0.318    
Hector Cruz 2 0 0 0 0.000    
          #DIV/0!    
          #DIV/0!    
Totals 204 67 9 39 0.328    
               
  IP W L ER BB  ERA
Mike LaCoss 11.6 1 1 4 7 6 3.10
Manny Sarmiento 2.3 0 0 2 2 0 7.83
Frank Pastore 3 0 0 1 2 0 3.00
Tom Seaver 16 2 0 2 7 3 1.13
Fred Norman 5.6 0 0 6 1 3 9.64
Doug Bair 3.6 1 0 4 2 4 10.00
Pedro Borbon 0.3 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Dave Tomlin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Mario Soto 0.6 0 1 1 1 1 15.00
Tom Hume 4.6 0 0 4 6 0 7.83
Bill Bonham 7 0 0 3 3 0 3.86
Totals 55.6 4 2 27 32 17 4.37


1954 NY Yankees AB H HR RBI AVG    
Andy Carey 28 11 0 3 0.393    
Gil McDougald 28 4 0 1 0.143    
Mickey Mantle 27 11 2 8 0.407    
Yogi Berra 28 7 1 3 0.250    
Irv Noren 25 8 1 4 0.320    
Hank Bauer 25 5 0 0 0.200    
Joe Collins 21 5 0 1 0.238    
Phil Rizzuto 24 9 0 3 0.375    
Bill Skoworn 4 1 0 0 0.250    
          #DIV/0!    
          #DIV/0!    
Totals 210 61 4 23 0.290    
               
  IP W L ER BB  ERA
Whitey Ford 15 1 1 8 8 9 4.80
Tommy Byrne 2.3 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Jim McDonald 3 0 0 5 1 4 15.00
Bob Wiesler 3.3 0 0 2 1 3 5.45
Ed Lopat 10.6 0 2 7 5 5 5.94
Tom Gorman 3 0 1 1 1 2 3.00
Bob Kuzava 0.6 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
Bob Grim 7 0 0 5 4 2 6.43
Allie Reynolds 4.6 1 0 2 4 1 3.91
Johnny Sain 1 0 0 1 1 0 9.00
Harry Byrd 5 0 0 3 1 1 5.40
Totals 55.4 2 4 34 28 28 5.52
2/13/2011 7:19 PM
Great idea .....looking forward to following the match-ups
2/15/2011 8:53 AM
1980 Baltimore Orioles over 1957 St. Louis Cardinals
Four games to two
MVP: Ken Singleton (.385, 3, 7)
 
After losing the first two games at home against the upstart Cardinals the Orioles turned the series around and won four straight games, including three straight at Sportsman’s Park, to win the series in six. The series was full of hitting but the Orioles righted the ship a little after they allowed 18 runs in the first two games. Jim Palmer made a key start in game 5 in which he pitched six shutout innings in the win.
 
In the deciding game with all the momentum at Memorial Stadium both teams were involved in a good back and forth battle but to lead off the bottom of the tenth we had our first walk off. Terry Crowley who had only two hits in the series led off the inning with a blast over the left field wall to clinch the series for Baltimore. Baltimore hit .289 for the series.

Games
Game 1    
At Memorial Stadium    
1957 Cardinals 7  
1980 Orioles 5  
     
Game 2    
At Memorial Stadium    
1957 Cardinals 11  
1980 Orioles 5  
     
Game 3    
At Sportsman's Park    
1980 Orioles 6  
1957 Cardinals 5  
     
Game 4    
At Sportsman's park    
1980 Orioles 7  
1957 Cardinals 2  
     
Game 5    
At Sportsmans Park    
1980 Orioles 4  
1957 Cardinals 2  
     
At Memorial Stadium    
1957 Cardinals 5  
1980 Orioles 6 (10 inn)

Stats
1957 St. Louis Cardinals AB H HR RBI AVG    
Don Blasingame 30 9 1 7 0.300    
Joe Cunningham 14 5 1 2 0.357    
Stan Musial 22 5 2 5 0.227    
Wally Moon 27 3 1 5 0.111    
Del Ennis 23 7 0 2 0.304    
Ken Boyer 25 4 0 0 0.160    
Alvin Dark 24 8 0 4 0.333    
Hal Smith 24 9 0 5 0.375    
Eddie Kasko 22 5 0 0 0.227    
Wally Cooper 1 1 1 2 1.000    
          #DIV/0!    
Totals 212 56 6 32 0.264    
               
  IP W L ER BB  ERA
Sam Jones 12.6 1 1 12 10 4 8.57
Lloyd Merritt 2.3 0 0 4 0 3 15.65
Willard Schmidt 5.6 0 1 1 0 2 1.61
Billy Muffett 2.3 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Lindy McDaniel 13 1 0 9 7 4 6.23
Herm Weihmeier 3.3 0 0 0 2 2 0.00
Larry Jackson 7.6 0 1 6 2 1 7.11
Venegar Bend Mizell 5 0 1 3 2 2 5.40
Hoyt Wilhelm 0.3 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
              #DIV/0!
              #DIV/0!
Totals 52 2 4 35 23 19 6.06

1980 Baltimore Orioles AB H HR RBI AVG    
Al Bumbry 26 7 2 4 0.269    
Gary Roenicke 27 5 0 3 0.185    
Ken Singleton 26 10 3 7 0.385    
Eddie Murray 25 7 1 4 0.280    
Terry Crowley 14 3 1 1 0.214    
Rick Dempsey 25 8 2 4 0.320    
Doug Decinces 19 6 1 3 0.316    
Kiko Garcia 23 4 0 0 0.174    
Rich Dauer 19 9 0 4 0.474    
          #DIV/0!    
          #DIV/0!    
Totals 204 59 10 30 0.289    
               
  IP W L ER BB  ERA
Mike Flanagan 13.3 1 1 6 8 4 4.06
Sammy Stewart 9 0 0 8 4 9 8.00
Tippy Martinez 4.6 0 0 0 1 1 0.00
Steve Stone 8.6 0 1 11 4 8 11.51
Dennis Martinez 2 0 0 3 1 1 13.50
Dave Ford 2.6 1 0 0 1 1 0.00
Scott McGregor 7 1 0 3 2 2 3.86
Tim Stoddard 1.6 0 0 1 1 1 5.63
Jim Palmer 6 1 0 0 4 4 0.00
              #DIV/0!
              #DIV/0!
Totals 54.7 4 2 32 26 31 5.27
2/15/2011 3:29 PM
1909 Philadelphia A’s over 1986 Houston Astros
Four games to two
MVP: Chief Bender (2-0, 1.04 ERA)
 
Connie Mack and his Athletics are known for their dominant pitching staff and when you combine this fact with the spacious park like the Astrodome runs would be hard to come by. Chief Bender pitched two complete game wins allowing only one run in the process while the A’s team ERA was a sparkling 1.70. The Astros have good arms as well and did their best to keep up but it was too much to ask, Nolan Ryan himself took two of the losses and was rocked in the deciding game six.
 
Eddie Collins hit over .400 and Harry Davis hit two rare home runs in a series where great pitching beat good pitching.

Games:
Game 1  
At Astrodome  
09 A's 1
86 Astros 2
   
Game 2  
At Astrodome  
09 A's 5
86 Astros 2
   
Game 3  
At Shibe Park  
86 Astros 2
09 A's 4
   
Game 4  
At Shibe Park  
86 Astros 2
09 A's 7
   
Game 5  
At Shibe Park  
86 Astros 2
09 A's 1
   
Game 6  
At Astrodome  
09 A's 7
86 Astros 0


Stats

1909 Philadelphia A's AB H HR RBI AVG    
Harry Davis 23 4 2 5 0.174    
Topsy Hartsel 18 5 0 2 0.278    
Eddie Collins 21 9 0 3 0.429    
Frank Baker 23 8 0 4 0.348    
Danny Murphy 23 7 0 5 0.304    
Rube Oldring 20 3 0 1 0.150    
Jack Barry 22 2 0 0 0.091    
Paddy Livingston 20 4 0 2 0.200    
    0 0 #DIV/0!    
      0 0 #DIV/0!    
      0 0 #DIV/0!    
Totals 170 42 2 22 0.247    
               
  IP W L ER BB  ERA
Eddie Plank 16 1 1 4 4 7 2.25
Jimmy Dygert 4.6 0 0 2 2 0 3.91
Chief Bender 17.3 2 0 2 5 4 1.04
Cy Morgan 7 1 0 1 0 1 1.29
Jack Coombs 8 0 0 1 3 2 1.13
              #DIV/0!
              #DIV/0!
              #DIV/0!
              #DIV/0!
              #DIV/0!
              #DIV/0!
Totals 52.9 4 1 10 14 14 1.70


1986 Houston Astros AB H HR RBI AVG    
Bill Doran 23 4 0 0 0.174    
Jose Cruz 21 3 0 2 0.143    
Denny Walling 20 6 0 1 0.300    
Glenn Davis 20 2 0 1 0.100    
Kevin Bass 19 4 0 2 0.211    
Alan Ashby 19 3 0 2 0.158    
Craig Reynolds 22 2 0 1 0.091    
Billy Hatcher 20 4 0 0 0.200    
Ty Gainey 1 1 0 0 1.000    
          #DIV/0!    
          #DIV/0!    
Totals 165 29 0 9 0.176    
               
  IP W L ER BB  ERA
Mike Scott 16 1 1 4 6 4 2.25
Nolan Ryan 13.3 0 2 12 5 11 8.12
Matt Keough 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Bob Knepper 6 0 0 0 2 3 0.00
Charlie Kerfield 2 1 1 6 0 1 27.00
Aurelio Lopez 0.6 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
Frank DiPino 1 0 0 0 1 2 0.00
Mike Madden 3 0 0 0 0 2 0.00
Danny Darwin 7 0 0 1 1 2 1.29
Dave Smith 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
              #DIV/0!
Totals 51.9 2 4 23 15 26 3.99

 
2/16/2011 6:29 PM

Seems like very few pinch hitters in most of the series. Do you have the setting at 1 or am I mising something

2/17/2011 7:19 AM
Posted by rback on 2/16/2011 6:29:00 PM (view original):

Seems like very few pinch hitters in most of the series. Do you have the setting at 1 or am I mising something

No there are pinchhitters in ever game, I am just not posting every hitter that comes to the plate. I will start to do so as well as start to track stolen bases.

Thanks
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