February 26, 2016
May 16, 1984 - Saying Goodbye to Another 1984 Hero
Game #457 - Oakland A's, 1 @ New York Yankees, 6
Bruce Bochte singled home Dave Kingman in the top of the second inning to give Oakland an early 1-0 lead. But the Yankees would rally back in the bottom half of the inning courtesy of a two run homer by Omar Moreno. It was his first long ball of the season, which isn't surprising considering he only hit four of them in the real 1984.
Steve Kemp hit a solo bomb too, in the fourth, to extend the lead to 4-1, New York. Ray Burris has been rocked as a starter this season, despite having a 2-7 rating in Statis Pro. Phil Niekro has been roughed up a bit too, but he was masterful this time around. He went eight innings and walked none while striking out two. The win gives New York a three game sweep of the Athletics, who continue to tumble down the AL West standings after a hot start.
Winning Pitcher - Phil Niekro
Losing Pitcher - Ray Burris
Player of the Game - Niekro
Hall of Famers in the Game - Rickey Henderson, Joe Morgan, Dave Winfield, Phil Niekro
Rest in Peace