August 5, 2012
April 20, 1984 - A Complete Major League Season
I just finished the 162nd game of season. If I had stuck to one team and played their season only, it would have wrapped up. That feels like an accomplishment. Does that mean I'm 1/13th through with the season?
In any event, it wasn't much of a game for Oakland. Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd was on the mound and didn't have his best stuff, but somehow he went eight innings and only gave up one run. Tony Phillips managed to go 4 for 4, but the rest of the lineup only scrapped together three more hits.
The Boston offense was well balanced. Every player recorded a hit, including three solo homers from Marty Barrett, Dwight Evans, and Tony Armas. The four A's pitchers did induce eleven strikeouts but that was the only highlight for their game.
Winning Pitcher - Dennis Boyd
Losing Pitcher - Curt Young
Player of the Game - Boyd, 8IP, 1R, 5K's, picked off Rickey Henderson
Hall of Famers in the Game - Rickey Henderson, Joe Morgan, Wade Boggs, Jim Rice