August 18, 2012
April 20, 1984 - I fought the Law...
...and Vance Law won!
I feel bad - I completed this game over a week ago but am only now getting around to posting. This was the busiest week of the year for me professionally, not to mention one of my daughter's and my wife have a birthday last Sunday/this Sunday. Priorities!
As a kid I was a minor fan of Vance Law. Maybe it was the glasses, maybe it was the fact his dad played ball too - I've always dug MLB lineage. He looks more like a junior high science teacher than professional athlete.
Law's two run homer in the first capped off a quick 3-0 lead for the south side. Detroit responded in their half of the inning when Chet Lemon doubled home Trammell and Kirk Gibson. Chicago pulled ahead though, as they managed a whopping six home runs in the game. Vance had a second one, as did his non-biological brother Rudy, Greg Walker, Ron Kittle, and Greg Luzinski. Tom Seaver didn't have his best stuff but he did manage to strikeout six Tigers. Lance Parrish was the lone bright spot for Detroit. He clubbed two homers of his own.
Winning Pitcher - Tom Seaver
Losing Pitcher - Milt Wilcox
Player of the Game - Vance Law, 3-5, 2B, 2HR's, 3R's, 4RBI's
Hall of Famers in the Game - Tom Seaver