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First Base Coach

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RE: 1949 Yankees & Red Sox C+D Replay
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Great game for Henrich!



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Friday - April 30th 1949
Chicago at St Louis
St. Louis used the long ball to beat Chicago 7-5 - Eddie Pellagrini and Joe Ostrowski hit 3 run HRs (Pellagrini in the 6th, Ostrowski in the 7th) to but St. Louis up for good.
St Louis managed to win this one despite giving up 9 hits, 8 walks and committing 2 errors.
WP: Shore (STL)
LP: Pierce (CHI)
SV: Winegarner (STL)

Cleveland at Detroit
Satchel Paige started for Cleveland and threw 6 strong innings allowing only 1 run on 5 hits but didn't get the decision after being lifted with the score tied at 1. Virgil trucks suffered the same fate, throwing 7 innings of 1 run ball on 5 hits as well.
Detroit scratched out 3 runs in the 8th on 3 singles, a walk and a 2-run double from Johnny Groth for the 4-2 win. Kretlow got the win for Detroit, and Papish took the loss.
WP: Kretlow (Det)
LP: Papish (Cle)

Washington at Philadelphia Paul Calvert hurled a 2 hit CG shutout against the A's at Shibe Park - at one point Calvert retired 14 Mackmen in a row. The A's never managed to get 2 base runners in the same inning.
Philly starter Joe Coleman was the victim of some sloppy fielding as both Senator runs came off of defensive miscues behind him. The A's committed 2 errors in the 3rd to give up the first run, and then a wild pitch allowed the 2nd to score.
WP: Calvert (WAS)
LP: Coleman (PHL)

Boston at New York
Joe Dobson beat the Yankees 4-2 going 7 innings allow 2 run on 4 hits (4BB and 7K). Bobby Doerr hit a solo HR in the 6th and Vern Stephens chipped in with a 2 run single in the 3rd to boost Dobson's effort. Tommy Byrne threw another unusual game
surrendering only 3 walks while striking out 6 over 6 innings (including Ted Williams with the bases loaded!). Unlike yesterday the Yankee bats were mostly silent, stranding 7 base runners and hitting into 3 double plays.
WP: Dobson (BOS)
LP: Byrne (NY)
SV: Masterson (BOS)

Tomorrow (in real life - March 23rd) I won't be rolling as I collect stats & standings for the month of April.



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The month of April is over and the first standings report is in. Quite a shock as the first 3 positions are held by Detroit, Boston, and Philadelphia (who have not had a day off yet!!). The Yankees are 3 back in 6th place, and need to get on track soon or it will be too late by the time DiMaggio gets back in June.

TeamWonLostPct.GB
DET73.700-
BOS65.5451.5
PHL76.5451.5
WAS66.5002
CHI56.4542.5
STL56.4542.5
NYY57.4173
CLE36.3343.5

Pitching Leaders (Wins)
3 - Hutchinson (DET)
2 - Kinder (NYY)
     Newhouser (DET)
     Byrne (NYY)
     Shantz (PHL)
     Brissie (PHL)
     Starr (STL)
     Calvert (WAS)

Home Run Leaders
5 - Williams (BOS)
4 - Henrich (NYY)
     Graham (STL)
3 - Wertz (DET)
2 - O'Brien (BOS)
     Doby (CLE)
     Berra (NYY)
     Valo (PHL)
     Majeski (PHL)

 

What have we learned in the first month of play. Well I'm coming to the realization that this may take about 18 months, not my original estimate of 8. The idea to play the full AL schedule and the fact that I'm realizing I may not be able to keep up the pace of 3-4 games a night has changed my timeline. I'm looking ahead on the schedule and seeing all those Sunday doubleheaders will slow me down. With Opening Day and better weather coming up the pace may slow to 2 games a night. Since I'm at a month-end breaking point I'm looking at the forlorn stack of NL cards sitting on my desk and trying hard not to succumb to back-tracking and rolling the NL side of the schedule (the voices keep telling me "It's only 40 games!!!). We'll see.



-- Edited by PhilliesPhan61 on Thursday 23rd of March 2017 11:35:45 PM

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Hang in there.

Replays all have their ups and downs. Periods when it's smooth sailing, and times when it seems like you're going through the dog days.

Don't feel like you have to maintain a strict schedule.

There are days when I can roll seven or eight games (I'm retired, which helps), and others when I just stare at the cards, and five innings is a struggle.

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Umpire

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I have never felt guilty not playing Strat. It is a great leisure activity. It takes me a while to finish projects. I'm impatient...so it's great therapy to take my sweet time.

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Take it one game at a time. You'll go nuts if you try to look ahead at completing a full season schedule otherwise. Even if you don't finish it, it's not the end of the world, but if you just chip away, and enjoy the process, you'll be better off, in my opinion.

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Good advice guys, have to keep it in perspective. I think I will start the NL season and just let it go where it goes. Thanks!

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I have two replays going, one is almost three years old and the other is 1 1/2 years in the works and I enjoy every second because it's all about the enjoyment of the hobby.

I feel that they will get finished when they get finished. The key is not to pressure yourself to a set timeline to complete a replay or project.

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I kind of did the same thing several years ago with my first replay - 1948. I only intended to play the A.L. but after getting to about mid-May, I kept looking at the N.L. cards and decided I really wanted to see what guys like Musial and Kiner could do not to mention the Braves and young Dodgers. So I started the N.L and caught up to the A.L and then played simultaneously. Yes, it extended the time tremendously but I am glad I did it. Ralph Kiner and Musial both had great seasons and the pennant race between Brooklyn and Boston came down to the last day. Like everyone else said, it is all about enjoyment. If there are N.L. players and/or teams you really want to see, then go for it and the heck with how long it takes.

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ColavitoFan wrote:

I kind of did the same thing several years ago with my first replay - 1948. I only intended to play the A.L. but after getting to about mid-May, I kept looking at the N.L. cards and decided I really wanted to see what guys like Musial and Kiner could do not to mention the Braves and young Dodgers. So I started the N.L and caught up to the A.L and then played simultaneously. Yes, it extended the time tremendously but I am glad I did it. Ralph Kiner and Musial both had great seasons and the pennant race between Brooklyn and Boston came down to the last day. Like everyone else said, it is all about enjoyment. If there are N.L. players and/or teams you really want to see, then go for it and the heck with how long it takes.


 Seeing Campy, Reese & Robinson in action will be fun, but being a Phillies fan watch Roberts & Ashburn play will be worth it!

 

 



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Launching the NL counterpart to my '49 AL replay already underway. The AL replay just reached the end of April and will be on hiatus until the NL catches up.

Monday - April 18th 1949
Philadelphia Philles @ Boston Braves
The Phillies had a slim 3-2 lead at the end of 7 but the Brave bounced back putting up a 4 spot in the bottom of the 8th. The Braves' Bob Elliot hit a 2 run HR in the 4th and had a double in the 8th.
WP: Potter (BOS)
LP: Heinzelman (PHL)
SV: Elliott (BOS)

Tuesday - April 19th 1949
Philadelphia Phillies @ Boston Braves (Game 1)
In the first game of an early-season twin bill the Phillies jumped out to a 6-3 lead after 3 innings. The Phils scored 3 in the 1st, 2 in the 2nd and 1 in the 3rd to chase Boston starter Warren Spahn who allowed 6 runs on 9 hits and 2 walks. Boston did
not help their cause committing 3 errors. Eddie Miller (PHL) went 2-5 with 3 RBI while Bob Elliott (BOS) was also 2-5 with 2 triples and 2 RBI. Curt Simmons went 6+ striking out 7 to get the win.
WP: Simmons (PHL)
LP: Spahn (BOS)



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Tuesday - April 19th 1949
Philadelphia Phillies @ Boston Braves (Game 2)
In the second game of the doubleheader the Phillies came out on top by a score of 4-2. Once again the Phillies did all their scoring early, tallying 4 runs in the first 3 innings - all on walks and singles. Phillies starter Russ Meyer gave up 1 run on 6 hits, notching 4 Ks in the process, for the win. Boston's 2 runs came on solo HRs by Elliot & Holmes
WP: Meyer (PHL)
LP: Bickford (BOS)
SV: Rowe (PHL)

Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago Cubs
Dutch Leonard threw a CG shutout against the Pirates despite giving up 8 hits and 2 walks. All 8 hits were singles and Pittsburgh only had 2 base runners in 3 innings. Andy Pafko had a good day at the plate belting 2 HR for 4 RBI, a solo shot in the 2nd and a 3-run HR in the 4th. Chicago's other run came courtesy of a Dutch Leonard single in the 4th. Final score Chicago 5 - Pittsburgh 0.
WP: Leonard (CHI)
LP: Sewell (PIT)

St. Louis Cardinals @ Cincinnati Reds
The Reds topped the Cardinals 7-5 behind a strong effort from Ken Raffensberger (7 IP - 2 H - 2BB - 2K - 1 R). Dan Whitlier went 3-4 with a solo HR, 2B, 2RBI and 3 runs scored for the Reds. St. Louis scored 3 in the 9th to make a run of it but fell 2 runs short leaving 2 men on in the 9th.
WP: Raffensberger (CIN)
LP: Breechen (STL)
SV: Erautt (CIN)

New York Giants @ Brooklyn Dodgers
Brooklyn beat the Giants 5-2. Brooklyn got solo HRs from Jackie Robinson (2nd) and Duke Snider (7th) and scored 3 in the 6th off of 6 straight singles. Brooklyn turned 4 double plays to keep the Giant's bats quiet most of the game. New York got a solo HR from Sid Gordon, pretty much the only bright spot in their day.
WP: Hatten (BKN)
LP: Jansen (NYG)
SV: Palica (BKN)



-- Edited by PhilliesPhan61 on Sunday 26th of March 2017 12:13:21 AM

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Wednesday - April 20th, 1949
New York Giants @ Brooklyn Dodgers
The Giants beat up on Brooklyn at Ebbets Field this afternoon using 13 hits and 7 walks to come away with the 7-2 win. All but 2 of the Giant's hits were singles. New York pitcher Sheldon Jones gave up 2 runs over 9 innings, allowing only 6 hits and 1 walk.
WP: Jones (NYG)
LP: Branca (BKN)

Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago Cubs
Chicago's Bob Rush blanked the visiting Pirates on 5 hits for a CG win at Wrigley. Rush walked 2 and had 1 strikeout. Harry Walker hit a solo HR for Chicago in the 5th. In the 8th Chicago scored 3 after a lead off triple followed by a BB, 1b, BB, 1b, 1b before the Pirates could get out of the inning. No Pirates base runner reached 2nd until the 9th inning after a 2 out double by Bockman.
WP: Rush (CHI)
LP: Dickson (PIT)

Philadelphia Phillies @ Boston Braves
After getting swept in the doubleheader yesterday the Braves bounced back to split their series with the Phils on a pitching gem by Bill Voiselle. The Boston hurler allowed only 2 hits and 3 walks in a CG shutout of the visiting Phils. Voiselle was perfect for the first 3 innings not allowing a Philly baserunner until a 2-out walk in the 4th. Philadelphia would collect their first hit on a 6th inning single by Richie Ashburn. Jocko Thompson took the loss despite only allow 4 hits and no walks over 7.
WP: Voiselle (BOS)
LP: Thompson (PHL)



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Thursday - April 21st 1949
New York Giants @ Brooklyn Dodgers
Another sad day in Brooklyn as the crosstown Giants beat the Dodgers by a score of 8-1. Brooklyn's lone run came on a Jackie Robinson single in the first, after that the Dodger bats were silent - Giant's relievers (Hansen and Behrman) set down the last 12 Brooklyn batters in a row. The Giants on the other hand cranked out 8 runs on 16 hits including solo home runs from Lockwood, Mize, and Thompson. The top 5 hitters in the Giant's line up were a combined 13 for 22 with 8 RBI (3 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR).
WP: Hartung (NYG)
LP: Roe (BKN)

St Louis Cardinals @ Cincinnati Reds
The Reds topped the Cardinals 7-6 in a close game at Crosley Field. The Cardinals opened the scoring with 3 in the top of the 4th thanks to a 2 base error by Sauer and 2 run single by Rice. The Reds came right back though with 5 runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead. The Reds batted around in the 4th with a 2-run HR from Danny Litwhiler, and a 3-run bomb from Ray Mueller to account for the scoring. The Cards got 2 back in the 6th to tie but Cincy notched single runs in the 7th & 8th to re-take the lead. St Louis rallied for 1 in the 9th but stranded the tying run on 3rd.
WP: Burkhart (CIN)
LP: Reeder (STL)

Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago Cubs
It was a wild one at Wrigley this afternoon with the Cubs edging the Pirates in a dramatic 9th inning come from behind, walk-off win. The Cubs jumped out to a 5-0 lead after 3 thanks to a 2-run HR and a 2-run 2B by Roy Smalley in the 2nd & 3rd. The score stayed 5-0 til the 7th when Pittsburgh got 1 back on a sac fly from Stan Rojek. In the top of the 9th the Pirates exploded for 5 runs on a Rojek RBI single and a grand slam from Ralph Kiner as Cubs pitching melted down issuing 3 BBs and 3 hits to hand the Pirates a 6-5 lead.
Harry Gumbert came in to close out the game for Pittsburgh in the bottom of the 9th when disaster struck. Gumbert served up a fat pitch to Andy Pafko who went deep to tie the game at 6. Gumbert rallied himself to face the next batter, Bob Scheffing, but Scheffing took him deep for a back-to-back walk-off home run to win it for the Cubs!
WP: Rush (CHI)
LP: Gumbert (PIT)



-- Edited by PhilliesPhan61 on Tuesday 28th of March 2017 12:10:22 AM

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What NL looks like the most interesting to play?

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