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Saturday, August 20, 2016

World Series Begins!

Week 27 Part 2
Date1971 ScheduleHome Manager
World Series
9-OctSt. Louis @ OaklandBill Schneider
11-OctSt. Louis @ OaklandBill Schneider
12-OctOakland @ St. LouisBruce Thomas
13-OctOakland @ St. LouisBruce Thomas
14-OctOakland @ St. LouisBruce Thomas
16-OctSt. Louis @ OaklandBill Schneider
17-OctSt. Louis @ OaklandBill Schneider

Oakland Upsets Baltimore to Take the 1971 ARAIG LCS

It looked the like Orioles had this one in the bag, winning the first two games with shutouts from Dave McNally and Mike Cuellar. But the overconfident Birds' bunch wasn't ready for Oakland's offense to wake up.

Tommy Davis was a difference maker in the series, homering for the go-ahead run in game three off an ineffective Jim Palmer for a 5-4 win, as Mudcat Grant nailed it down. Baltimore, still up 2-1, started Pat Dobson in game four against Vida Blue, who left early in game one. Blue returned the Baltimore favor by shutting out the O's on two hits, 1-0.

McNally went again in game five against Catfish Hunter, who was his dominant self, unlike his performance in game two. Oakland scored a second straight shutout - just like Baltimore had in games one and two - en route to a 5-0 win, underscored by another Davis homer, a three run shot off McNally. 

A great series and superb managing by Bill Schneider.  Here's to another victory for the AL in the World Series. Bill might be playing himself, as he's also the manager of Cincinnati.

Joe P.

Redbirds Disarm Redlegs in NLCS

October 2, 1971 (Game 1)
ST. LOUIS – Bob Gibson (1-0), one of the greatest big-game pitchers of all time went to the bump for the Redbirds and did not disappoint. He fired a complete-game, 6-hit shut- out as St. Louis took the opener 2-0. Luis Melendez gunned down Bernie Carbo at the plate in the 1st when the Reds tallied 3 singles. They didn’t threaten seriously the rest of the game. Gibson fanned 8, walked 2 and didn’t allow an extra base hit. Gibby even helped himself offensively with an RBI single in the 6thMelendez knocked in the Cards other run with a hit in the 2ndDon Gullet (0-1) started and lost for Cincy.

October 3, 1971 (Game 2)
ST. LOUIS– Jose Cruz (1) smacked a game-winning home run down the RF line in the 8th lifting the Redbirds to a 5-4 win and a 2-0 series lead heading to the Queen City. This made a winner of Don Shaw (1-0) and a loser of Clay Carroll (0-1). Starters Gary Nolan and Steve Carlton were around for the finish. Joe Torre singled in Lou Brock in the 1st for an early St. Loo lead. Reds took the lead in the 4th, plating 3 runs. Hal McRae tripled in Johnny Bench and Tony Perez, then scored on a Pete Rose ground out. The Cardinals answered with a 3-spot in their half of the 4th when Ted Sizemore andCruz hit back-to-back two-baggers. Carlton smacked his own to score Cruz and he eventually scored on a ground out. Cincy evened the score in the T8 when Perez and Bench went back to back with doubles.  

October 5, 1971 (Game 3)
CINCINNATI – Pete Rose (1) blasted a mammoth 3-run homer to highlight a 4-run 5th for the Reds and they never looked back. They feasted on the home-cooking for a 7-2 win to get them back in the series. Dave Concepcion went 3 for 4 to further help the offense. SP Jim McGlothlin, (1-0) who pitched 5 innings for the W, scored a run and knocked in another. Reggie Cleveland (0-1) started and lost for St. Louis.

October 6, 1971 (Game 4)
CINCINNATI – Joe Torre doubled in a pair of runs as the Cardinals plated all 3 of their runs in the 1st inning. It was enough for a 3-1 win and the NLCS title. Jerry Reuss (1-0) yielded just the 1 run in 5 IP. Stan Williams, Moe Drabowsky andFrank Linzy (1) shut out the Reds the rest of the way. Ross Grimsley (0-1) took the L.

The Cardinals advance to play the Oakland Athletics in the World Series.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

League Championship Series Begins

Week 27 Part 1
Date1971 ScheduleHome Manager
28-SepOakland @ BaltimoreJoe Pryweller
28-SepOakland @ BaltimoreJoe Pryweller
29-SepBaltimore @ OaklandBill Schneider
28-SepBaltimore @ OaklandBill Schneider
29-SepBaltimore @ OaklandBill Schneider
28-SepSt. Louis @ CincinnatiBill Schneider
29-SepSt. Louis @ CincinnatiBill Schneider
30-SepCincinnati @ St. LouisBruce Thomas
28-SepCincinnati @ St. LouisBruce Thomas
30-SepCincinnati @ St. LouisBruce Thomas