January 18, 2014

April 29, 1984 - The Haves and the Have Nots

These two games seemed predictable, as the over .500 teams handled the sub .500 teams...

Game #265 - Texas Rangers, 1 @ Baltimore Orioles, 10

Eddie Murray, my all-time favorite player, hit a three run homer in the bottom of the first, and that was pretty much the ball game.

Winning Pitcher - Mike Flanagan
Losing Pitcher - Danny Darwin (I think I accidentally started Darwin two games in a row)
Player of the Game - Flanagan, 8IP, 6H's, 3K's, 1R
Hall of Famers in the Game - Cal Ripken, Eddie Murray, and Jim Palmer (mop up duty)

Game #266 - Seattle Mariners, 5 @ California Angels, 6

I'm usually pretty neutral in these games, but I found myself pulling for the Mariners in this one.  The Angels were out front early thanks to a solo homer from Brian Downing (his eleventh!) and a three run bomb from back up catcher Jerry Narron.  But Seattle pulled within one in the fifth when they plated three runs.  Gary Pettis hit his fourth homer, a two run job (and his fourth on the season - he only hit two in the real 1984), to extend their lead back to three runs.  Alvin Davis kept Seattle in the thick of it with a two run homer in the top of the seventh.  The Mariners had the bases loaded in the eighth, but Doug Corbett worked out of the jam and California won the day.

Winning Pitcher - Luis Sanchez
Losing Pitcher - Bob Stoddard
Save - Doug Corbett
Player of the Game - Pettis, 2-3, HR, 2RBI's, 2SB's
Hall of Famers in the Game - Rod Carew, Reggie Jackson


  1. Did you know that is not Gary Pettis on his card? It's actually his little brother.

  2. I did! One of the very first games of the Statis Pro season I featured this card and made mention of it. Cracks me up...