The Greatest MLB Tournament Ever Created (AL, Round One, Group 7)

Saturday, December 8, 2018

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7. 1954 Indians (lost WS)
122. 1994 White Sox (1st in AL Central)

2 Indians teams have already moved on; given that '94 was a shortened season, this is likely to be the third. The Indians have 30 year olds Al Rosen and Larry Doby and then the arms - 34 year old Early Wynn, 30 year old Mike Garcia, 33 year old Bob Lemon.  For the Sox - both Frank Thomas and Robin Ventura are 26.

C Push
1B White Sox-Thomas
2B Indians-Avila
SS White Sox-Strickland
3B Indians-Rosen
LF Indians-Smith
CF Indians-Doby
RF White Sox-Jackson
DH White Sox-Franco
SP1 Push
SP2 Indians-Garcia
SP3 Push
Cl Indians-Narleski
Double: Bat WAR Indians
Double: Pit WAR Indians

Indians 10 White Sox 4 - as expected, it's the Tribe who advances.

58. 1920 Yankees (3rd in AL)
71. 1975 A's (lost ALCS)

-16 Yankees teams are in the Field of '64, 5 A's teams join them. There's a 25 year old Babe Ruth on the Yankees, there's a 29 year old Reggie Jackson with Oakland. 

C A's-Tenace
1B A's-Rudi
2B Yankees-Pratt
SS Push
3B A's-Bando
LF A's-Washington
CF A's-North
RF Yankees-Ruth
DH Yankees-Meusel
SP1 Push
SP2 Yankees-Shawkey
SP3 Yankees-Quinn
Cl A's-Fingers
Double: Bat WAR A's
Double: Pit WAR Push

A's 8 Yankees 5 - New York will have to wait for that 17th entrant; Oakland's solid up and down the lineup and moves on.

26. 1971 Orioles (lost WS)
103. 2018 Yankees (lost ALDS)

-The Yankees have lost several series' in a row, they're holding firm at 16 moving forward, 4 Orioles teams are joining them.  Brooks Robinson is 34, Frank's 35.  Jim Palmer is a decade younger. For the Bombers, Aaron Judge is 26, Giancarlo Stanton is 28. 

C Orioles-Hendricks
1B Orioles-Powell
2B Orioles-Johnson
SS Orioles-Belanger
3B Orioles-Robinson
LF Orioles-Buford
CF Yankees-Hicks
RF Yankees-Judge
DH Orioles-Rettenmund
SP1 Yankees-Severino
SP2 Orioles-Dobson
SP3 Orioles-Palmer
Cl Yankees-Chapman
Double: Bat WAR Orioles
Double: Pit WAR Yankees

Orioles 11 Yankees 6 - the Oriole bats (I don't think we've seen a matchup start like this, Baltimore winning each battle through LF) overcome the Yankee arms. 

39. 1905 White Sox (2nd in AL)
90. 2018 Indians (lost ALDS)

-we just saw the Indians beat the White Sox to move their 3rd team forward; Chicago also looking to advance their third club.  Ed Walsh is 24, George Davis 34 for Chicago - Cleveland's got a 24 year old Francisco Lindor, a 25 year old Jose Ramirez, a 32 year old Corey Kluber. 

C Indians-Gomes
1B White Sox-Donahue
2B Indians-Kipnis
SS Indians-Lindor
3B Indians-Ramirez
LF Indians-Brantley
CF White Sox-Jones
RF White Sox-Green
DH White Sox-Isbell
SP1 Indians-Kluber
SP2 Indians-Clevinger
SP3 Indians-Carrasco
Cl White Sox-Patterson
Double: Bat WAR Indians
Double: Pit WAR Indians

Indians 12 White Sox 5 - the Indians really thump the Sox, getting almost all of the pitching points and nearly running the table with the IF matchups.  

10. 1909 A's (2nd in AL)
119. 1966 Orioles (won WS)

-5 Baltimore teams have advanced to the Round of 64, the A's have six - Eddie Collins is 22, Home Run Baker's 23, Chief Bender's 25 and Eddie Plank is 33.  For the Orioles - Frank's 30, Brooks is 29, Palmer's 20 and McNally's 23. 

C A's-Thomas
1B Orioles-Powell
2B A's-Collins
SS Orioles-Aparicio
3B A's-Baker
LF Orioles-Blefary
CF Orioles-Blair
RF Orioles-Robinson
SP1 A's-Plank
SP2 A's-Bender
SP3 A's-Morgan
Cl Orioles-Miller
Double: Bat WAR A's
Double: Pit WAR A's

A's 10 Orioles 6 - dead even through the matchups, the A's won the overall bats very, very narrowly, but then took the arms and won the day.  

55. 1920 Indians (won WS)
74. 2017 Yankees (lost ALCS)

-3 Cleveland teams have moved on; NYY is holding firm at 16. This Indians club is led by a 32 year old Tris Speaker and 30 year old Stan Coveleski; the Yankees have a 25 year old Aaron Judge and 24 year old Gary Sanchez.

C Indians-O'Neill
1B Indians-Johnston
2B Yankees-Castro
SS Indians-Chapman
3B Indians-Gardner
LF Yankees-Gardner
CF Indians-Speaker
RF Yankees-Judge
DH Indians-Evans
SP1 Indians-Bagby
SP2 Indians-Coveleski
SP3 Yankees-Montgomery
Cl Yankees-Chapman
Double: Bat WAR Indians
Double: Pit WAR Yankees

Indians 10 Yankees 7 - close, Yankees had a slight mound edge, Indians had a slightly larger edge with the bats - and that carries the day. 

23. 1915 White Sox (3rd in AL)
106. 1985 Yankees (2nd in AL east)

-The Yankees, perhaps you've heard, are holding firm at 16 teams advancing; the Sox have just two so far.  Eddie Collins is 28, Red Faber 26; New York has a 26 year old Rickey Henderson, a 24 year old Don Mattingly and a 33 year old Dave Winfield. 

C White Sox-Schalk
1B Yankees-Mattingly
2B White Sox-Collins
SS White Sox-Weaver
3B Yankees-Pagliarulo
LF Yankees-Griffey
CF Yankees-Henderson
RF Yankees-Winfield
DH Yankees-Baylor
SP1 Yankees-Guidry
SP2 White Sox-Scott
SP3 White Sox-Benz
Cl Yankees-Righetti
Double: Bat WAR Yankees
Double: Pit WAR White Sox

Yankees 10 White Sox 7 - there's number 17; New York's bats move their way into the Round of 64.

42. 1948 Yankees (3rd in AL)
87. 1961 Tigers (2nd in AL)

-we finish AL Group 7, 5 Detroit teams and 17 NYY are headed to the Round of '64; there is one Yankees/Yankees matchup set for the next round and if the '48 club can win this one, there will be another.  This Yankees club has a 33 year old DiMaggio and a 23 year old Berra.  Detroit's led by 26 year olds Al Kaline and Norm Cash.

C Tigers-Brown
1B Tigers-Cash
2B Yankees-Stirnweiss
SS Yankees-Rizutto
3B Yankees-Johnson
LF Tigers-Colavito
CF Yankees-DiMaggio
RF Tigers-Kaline
SP1 Tigers-Lary
SP2 Tigers-Bunning
SP3 Tigers-Mossi
Cl Tigers-Fox
Double: Bat WAR Tigers
Double: Pit WAR Tigers

Tigers 12 Yankees 4 - Detroit sweeps the pitching and that moves them forward.  

When we see this group again:

7. 1954 Indians
71. 1975 A's

26. 1971 Orioles
90. 2018 Indians

10. 1909 A's
55. 1920 Indians

106. 1985 Yankees
87. 1961 Tigers

Next time we're back - it's with the 1909 Pirates, heading up Group 7 in the NL

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