July 3, 2015

May 12, 1984 - 'Merca

Happy 4th of July weekend everyone!  I hope you get to squeeze in a couple of games of Statis Pro...

Game #415 - New York Mets, 8 @ Los Angeles Dodgers, 0

My Dad was in town last week, so once again he was managing his favorite team, the Dodgers.  This started as a very close match, with neither team scoring a run through the first three innings.  But in the top of the fourth Jose Oquendo hit a bases loaded single to plate Hubie Brooks.  One inning later New York scored another run on an RBI hit from Keith Hernandez.  A solo homer by Mike Fitzgerald and a three run bomb by Darryl Strawberry in the next two innings made sure the game was well out of hand as my poor father shook his head while Walt Terrell went the distance for his first shutout of the season.

Winning Pitcher - Walt Terrell
Losing Pitcher - Orel Hershiser
Player of the Game - Terrell, CG SHO, 5H's, 3K's

Game #416 - Philadelphia Phillies, 3 @ San Diego Padres, 2

The Padres jumped out to an early lead against John Denny and the Phillies in the bottom of the first.  Carmelo Martinez roped a triple to plate Tony Gwynn and Alan Wiggins.  In the top of the third Von Hayes doubled home Ivan DeJesus to pull Philadelphia to within one.  In the top of the sixth Hayes did more damage, this time putting one into the outfield seats for two more runs.  In the bottom of the ninth Larry Andersen gave up a single to Steve Garvey.  Garvey went to second on a ground out, and then Martinez hit a single to Von Hayes and Garvey tried for home...but Hayes gunned him down!

Winning Pitcher - John Denny
Losing Pitcher - Ed Whitson
Save - Larry Andersen
Player of the Game - Von Hayes, 2-4, 2B, HR, 3RBI's, outfield assist
Hall of Famers in the Game - Mike Schmidt, Tony Gwynn, Goose Gossage


  1. I do individual team replays: in the past year I have replayed the 1975 Reds, and 1992 Padres...Very fun. I have a question...How do you insure that the FAC cards are thoroughly shuffled? I counted my deck of fACS and I have 98. Are there supposed to be more or less than that?

  2. That sounds like a lot of fun! How do you do the opposing pitchers in those seasons?

    I have 98 FAC's too - never counted them until you asked. I shuffle three or four times per cycle, but i make sure to split and invert the deck to better mix the cards during the shuffle. I also physically separate Z cards from 81-88 cards because I noticed I would get the same injury types two or three times in a row.

  3. I do the same thing when i mix...However what I've done is get two 8 sided dice...1-8..I roll them whenever there is a Z, CD, BD, SAC bunt, or stolen base attempt that way I know for sure that it is completely random.

  4. About opposing pitchers in my replays...sometimes I use retrosheet and look up the actual game and use the starter. Another method that I'm using now for my 1980 Padre replay, is that I use an 8 sided die and then I number all the starting pitchers for the opposing team. I roll the die at the beginning of each series and what number I get that is the starting pitcher for the first game. Lets say I'm playing the Reds for 3 games, I roll the die at the start of series and lets say the number was 3, #3 starter would start the first game...#4 the second and #5 the third.