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The Greatest MLB Tournament Ever Created (AL, Round of 32/Sweet 16 Group 8)

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Last group

The 1939 Yankees have advanced to the Elite 8.  They will meet the winner of this group for the right to advance to the Final 4 in the American League Tournament

25. 1931 Yankees (2nd in AL-no playoffs-Joe McCarthy)
v.
72. 1987 Blue Jays (2nd in AL East-no playoffs-Jimy Williams)


Catcher: Dickey (24) v. Whitt (35)  Winner: NYY-Dickey
First Base: Gehrig (28) v. Upshaw (30) Winner: NYY-Gehrig
Second Base: Lazzeri (27) v. Iorg (32) Winner: NYY-Lazzeri
Shortstop: Lary (25) v. Fernandez (25)  Winner: Tor-Fernandez
Third Base: Sewell (32) v. Gruber (25) Winner: NYY-Sewell
Left Field: Chapman (22) v. Bell (27)Winner: NYY-Chapman
Center Field: Combs (32) v. Moseby (27) Winner: NYY-Combs
Right Field: Ruth (36) v. Barfield (27) Winner: NYY-Ruth
DH: Byrd (24) v. McGriff (23) Winner: Tor-McGriff
SP1: Gomez (22) v. Key (26) Winner: Tor-Key
SP2: Ruffing (26) v. Clancy (31)Winner: Tor-Clancy
SP3: Johnson (25) v. Stieb (29) Winner: Tor-Stieb
Closer: Pipgras (31) v. Henke (29)Winner: Tor-Henke

Team Offense: NYY
Team Pitching: Tor

NYY 9 Tor 8 - Yankees win almost every position battle - the Jays sweep every pitching point; if Toronto had flipped one position player matchup the result switches - but instead it's New York.

The 1931 New York Yankees - one of the 16 Greatest Teams in American League history.

9. 1998 Yankees (World Champions-Joe Torre)
v.
88. 2013 Red Sox (World Champions-John Farrell)


Catcher: Posada (26) v. Saltalamacchia (28) Winner: NYY-Posada
First Base: Martinez (30) v. Napoli (31)Winner: Push
Second Base: Knoblauch (29) v. Pedroia (29) Winner: Sox-Pedroia
Shortstop: Jeter (24) v. Drew (30)Winner: NYY-Jeter
Third Base: Brosius (31) v. Middlebrooks (24)Winner: NYY-Brosius
Left Field: Curtis (29) v. Gomes (32) Winner: NYY-Curtis
Center Field: Williams (29) v. Ellsbury (29)  Winner: NYY-Williams
Right Field: O'Neill (35) v. Victorino (32)Winner: Push
DH: Strawberry (36) v. Ortiz (37) Winner: Sox-Ortiz
SP1: Pettitte (26) v.  Lester (29)  Winner: Sox-Lester
SP2: Wells (35) v. Lackey (34) Winner: NYY-Wells
SP3: Cone (35) v. Dempster (36)  Winner: NYY-Cone
Closer: Rivera (28) v. Uehara (38)Winner: Sox-Uehara

Team Offense: NYY
Team Pitching: NYY

NYY 11 Sox 4 - the '98 Yankees continue to stomp out their opponents; they make Group 8 and all Yankee Sweet Sixteen matchup.

The 1998 New York Yankees - one of the 16 Greatest Teams in American League history.


25. 1931 Yankees (2nd in AL-no playoffs-Joe McCarthy)
v.
9. 1998 Yankees (World Champions-Joe Torre)


Catcher: Dickey (24) v. Posada (26) Winner: NYY 31-Dickey
First Base: Gehrig (28) v. Martinez (30)Winner: NYY 31 -Gehrig
Second Base: Lazzeri (27) v. Knoblauch (29) Winner: NYY 98-Knoblauch
Shortstop: Lary (25) v. Jeter (24)  Winner: NYY 98 - Jeter
Third Base: Sewell (32) v. Brosius (31)Winner: NYY 98-Brosius
Left Field: Chapman (22) v. Curtis (29) Winner: NYY 31-Chapman
Center Field: Combs (32) v. Williams (29) Winner: NYY 98-Williams
Right Field: Ruth (36) v. O'Neill (35) Winner: NYY 31-Ruth
DH: Byrd (24) v. Strawberry (36) Winner: NYY 98-Strawberry
SP1: Gomez (22) v. Pettitte (26) Winner: NYY 31-Gomez
SP2: Ruffing (26) v. Wells (35)Winner: NYY 98 - Wells
SP3: Johnson (25) v. Cone (35) Winner: NYY 98 - Cone
Closer: Pipgras (31) v. Rivera (28)Winner: NYY 98 - Rivera
Team Offense: NYY 31
Team Pitching: NYY 98

NYY 98 10  NYY 31  7 - the '98 club really laid into the '31 club in the pitching matchups and then the total - that's the margin of victory and they win group 8.


The 1998 New York Yankees - one of the 8 Greatest Teams in American League history.

That sets up the following Elite 8 matchup - one of these teams will head to the Final Four:


1. 1939 Yankees (World Champions-Joe McCarthy)
v.
9. 1998 Yankees (World Champions-Joe Torre)

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