*March Thru History 1983*

Philadelphia Phillies - 1982 World Series Champion

The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago White Sox 4 games to 3 to win their 3rd consecutive World Championship.
Game 1 of the World Series was a thriller. The Phillies jumped out to a 7-1 lead scoring 4 runs in the 1st on 5 hits and Series MVP Greg Luzinski’s 2 run homer in the 2nd. The White Sox came roaring back in the 7th on Bobby Gritch’s 3 run homer to cut the lead to 7-6. The onslaught continued in the 8th; Frank Tepedino double in 2, and John Lowenstein followed with a 3 run homer to give the White sox the win 11-7.
Roger Nelson took the win for the White Sox in game 2, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits. With the score tied at 2 in the 3rd, Larry Lintz put the Sox on top to stay with a RBI single. The White Sox took the game 3-2 and had a 2-0 series lead heading home to Comiskey Park.
The Phillies needed a win and Marty Bystrom came through pitching a 3 hit shutout. The Phillies scored their runs early, on RBI singles by Larry Bowa and Lonnie Smith, and cruised to a 6-0 game 3 victory.
The Phillies tied the Series in game 4 behind the pitching of Larry Christenson, who allowed 1 run on 4 hits. The Phillies once again jumped on top early on back to back doubles by Luzinski and Keith Moreland, cruising to a 7-2 win.
With the injury bug hitting the White Sox hard, the Phillies’ Steve Carlton took the mound and continued to shut down the White Sox bats. Carlton struck out 9 allowing 6 hits to get the game 5 win, 6-3, putting the Phillies on top 3 games to 2 heading home to Veterans Stadium. Moreland and Luzinski had RBI doubles for the Phillies.
With their backs to the wall, the White Sox got their bats going early in game 6. Thad Bosley opened the game with a solo Home Run and Lowenstein followed with another. The Phillies came back to take the lead 3-2 on Manny Trillo’s 2 run triple and McBride’s RBI single. After tying the game in the 5th, the Sox took the lead for good in the 6th on Home Runs by Dusty Baker and Ed Brinkman. The Phillies narrowed the lead, but the Sox hung on to force a game 7 with the win, 6-5.
In game 7, Marty Bystrom got his second win of the Series to give the Phillies the World Championship 5-3. The Phillies took the lead in the 1st on an RBI single by Luzinski and an RBI double by Mike Schmidt. They never relinquished the lead.
Series MVP Greg Luzinski finished the series with 3 doubles, 2 HR, 7 RBI, batting .333 with a 1.458 OPS. Frank Tepedino led the White Sox offense batting .381 with a 1.048 OPS with 1 double and 1 HR.

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Kingman blasts off, leads Angels to win

Dave Kingman blasted 2 homers, lifting the Angels to a 9-2 win over Toronto. Dickie Thon of the Angels had 4 hits in the game. | Box

Sofield in the zone for victorious Twins

Rick Sofield's hot bat helped the Twins to a 12-6 win over the Indians. Sofield collected 4 hits in the game. Glenn Adams knocked home 4 runs for the Twins. | Box

Aikens delivers in clutch, Royals win

Willie Aikens drove in 4 runs, carrying Kansas City to a 7-4 victory over the Orioles. | Box

Big game for Vail lifts Cubs to victory

Mike Vail drove in 4 runs, carrying Chicago to a 9-0 victory over the Pirates. | Box

Carew shines, Braves still lose to San Diego

Rod Carew collected 4 hits last night, but it wasn't enough for the Braves. The Padres won the contest, 6-5. | Box

WHO'S HOT - Last 5 Games

O. Gamble, Yankees .3814 HR7 RBI
L. Bostock, Orioles .4802 HR6 RBI
W. Aikens, Royals .4442 HR8 RBI
R. Smalley, Twins .3332 HR8 RBI
E. Murray, Orioles .3481 HR9 RBI

WHO'S NOT - Last 5 Games

T. Raines, Expos 4 for 24 (.167)
B. Bell, Rangers 3 for 22 (.136)
D. Allen, Phillies 1 for 19 (.053)
A. Shamsky, Blue Jays 4 for 22 (.182)
B. Madlock, Pirates 2 for 19 (.105)

Leaders: RBI

E. Valentine, Expos 65
O. Gamble, Yankees 52
G. Foster, Reds 51
T. Bernazard, Expos 47
B. Stein, Mariners 47

Leaders: Wins

S. Rogers, Expos 11
M. Norris, Athletics 9
D. Schatzeder, Tigers 8
A. Rincon, Cardinals 8
B. Stoddard, Mariners 8

Philadelphia Phillies – 1981 World Series Champion

The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Oakland Athletics 4 games to 3 to win back to back World Championships.
The Series opened in Oakland and Marty Bystrom delivered a 4 hitter to propel the Phillies to a 6-2 victory. Greg Luzinski drove in 3 runs behind a 4th inning homer.
The Phillies’ offense dominated game 2. Pete Rose got the Phillies on the board in the 3rd with a 2 RBI single. In the 6th Manny Trillo hit a bases loaded double, and the Phillies got the win 7-3.
The A’s needed a win to get back in the Series and Dan Warthen came through, pitching a 1 hitter. Tony Armas put the A’s on top in the 1st with a RBI double, and RBI singles by Jimmy Sexton and Dave Revering led the A’s to a 6-1 victory.
Game 4 saw the lead change hands 4 times. The Phillies struck first on an RBI double by Rose. The A’s took the lead in the 5th 5-1 on Tony Armas’ 3 run Homer. The Phillies struck back in the bottom of the 5th on Dick Allen’s 2 run double to tie the game at 5. Down 6-5 in the 9th, the A’s Tony Armas hit a 2 run double and the A’s tied the series at 2 with an 8-6 victory.
The Phillies scored 10 runs on 14 hits in game 5 to take the series lead 3 games to 2. An RBI grounder by Rose got the Phillies on the board in the 1st and they exploded for 5 runs in the 4th on 4 singles and a 2 base error by Henderson. Greg Gross hit a 3 run homer in the 8th to put the game out of reach 10-5.
Steve McCatty pitched a 2 hitter in game 6, leading the A’s to a 3-1 victory to tie the series at 3. Jim Essian’s 2 run, 6th inning single gave the A’s all the runs they needed.
Game 7 was a thriller. The Phillies took a 2-0 lead in the 2nd behind Mike Schmidt’s solo homer. The A’s scored single runs in the 3rd, 4th, 5th to take the lead 3-2. The Phillies took the lead back in the 6th on Keith Moreland’s 2 run double, but the A’s tied it back up, 4-4 in the bottom of the 6th. RBI singles by Luzinski and series MVP Mike Schmidt gave the Phillies a 6-5 lead in the 7th that they would not relinquish, and the Phillies won the 1981 World Series with a 7-5 victory.
MVP Schmidt finished the series with a .393 Avg, 1.286 OPS, 4 RBI, 4 doubles and 1 Home Run.
Ricky Henderson led the A’s offense with a .454 Avg, 1.323 OPS, 2 HR, 5 RBI, and 5 SB

Philadelphia Phillies - 1980 World Series Champion

The Philadelphia Phillies won the 1980 World Series beating the Boston Red Sox 4 games to 1.
The Phillies jumped on top early in Game 1 taking advantage of John Tudor’s 5 walks, 3-1. The Red Sox responded in the 4th on Tony Perez’s 2 run Home Run to take the lead 4-3, but the Phillies took back the lead for good on Greg Luzinski’s 2 run single in the 6th, and put the game away scoring 5-7th inning runs to take game 1, 11-5.
Steve Carlton pitched brilliantly in Game 2, with a complete game 2 hitter, striking out 9. The Phillies got all the runs they needed in the 3rd behind Lonnie Smith’s 2 run single, and took the win 7-1.
Philadelphia came out on top in Game 3 to take a commanding 3 games to 1 Series lead. The game featured 26 hits. The Phillies scored 2 runs in the 2nd and again in the 3rd behind RBI doubles by Greg Gross and Dick Allen, and took the lead 7-2 in the 6th on Gross’ 2nd RBI double. The Red Sox fought back to narrow the lead on Home Runs by Carl Yastrzemski, Butch Hobson and Dwight Evans, but fell short 9-7.
The Red Sox avoided the sweep in Game 4 with Mike Torrez holding the Philly Bats in check. After falling behind 4-0 early, the Red Sox tied the game in the 4th and got 4 more runs in the 5th to take the game 9-5. Glenn Hoffman had 4 RBIs in the game on 2 singles.
The Phillies took home the World Championship behind Series MVP Marty Bystrom’s 5 hitter. Bystrom won 2 games in the Series, finishing with a 3.46 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 13 Strike Outs. Dick Allen put the Phillies ahead in the 3rd with a 2 run homer, and Manny Trio put them up for good with a RBI triple in the 4th.
Manny Trio led the Phillies on offense with a .333 Avg, 1.143 OPS, with 1 HR and 6 RBI.

New York Mets - 2019 World Series Champions

The New York Mets won back to back World Championships, defeating the Detroit Tigers 4 games to 3.
Kyle Lobstein opened the 2019 World Series for the Tigers with a 2 hit shutout besting the Mets Matt Harvey. Ramon Flores put the Tigers up 1-0 in the first with a sacrifice fly, and the Tigers took the opener 3-0.
Drew Smyly bested Jair Jurrjens 2-1 in a game 2 pitching duel. All 3 runs were scored in the 6th with the Mets taking a short lived lead on Kelby Tomlinson’s triple. The Tigers struck right back. After Jurrjens walked the bases loaded, Everth Cabrera hit a 2 RBI single putting the Tigers up 2 games to none.
Series MVP Jacob deGrom allowed 2 runs on 5 hits to get the Mets a 4-2 win in game 3. The Mets scored all 4 runs in the 3rd on RBI singles. Justin Turner started it off with a bases loaded single. deGrom finished with 2 wins, 1.8 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 11.4 K/9.
The Tigers jumped out to an early lead in game 4 with a bases loaded double by Cabrera. The Mets answered with 4 runs in the 3rd with a leadoff homer by Turner and 3 RBI singles. In the 5th Jose Reyes hit a bases loaded single giving the Tigers and 8-4 victory, notching the series at 2 each.
Kyle Lobstein pitched a 4 hit shutout, striking out 9 for the Tigers to lead them to a 4-0 game 5 win. Andy Dirks had an RBI triple in the 1st and the Tigers added two more insurance runs in the 8th on Ramon Flores’ RBI single.
Smyly and Jurrjens faced off again in game 6, with Jurrjens coming out on top this time. The Tigers held a 1-0 lead into the 7th. The Mets took a 2-1 lead on Kevin Plawecki’s double, and in the 9th Plawecki put the game out of reach with a 3 run homer. The Mets took the game 5-1 sending the series to game 7.
Game 7 re-matched Justin Verlander and deGrom, with deGrom once again came out on top. deGrom stuck out 14 and Verlander struck out 12. The Mets jumped out on top 3-0 behind Ike Davis’ 2 run homer. The Tigers tried to mount a 9th inning rally behind Eugenio Suarez’s solo home run, but the rally fell short 3-2.

New York Mets - 2018 World Series Champions

The New York Mets beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4 games to 1 to win the 2018 World Series behind stellar pitching.
Series MVP Matt Harvey dominated the opening game of the series, shutting out the Rays giving up only 3 hits and striking out 10. Ike Davis drove in all 3 Mets runs hitting a 6th inning Home Run, giving Harvey the victory 3-0. In the Series, Harvey won 2 games with a 0.56 ERA, .75 WHIP striking out 22 in 16 innings.
Noah Syndergaard followed Harvey’s performance with another 10 strike out 3 hitter. The Rays managed only one run on Melvin Upton’s lead off 4th inning Homer. Juan Lagares scored the go ahead run in the bottom of the 4th, before Michael Conforto put the game out of reach with a 2 run Home Run, giving the Mets a 4-1 victory and a 2-0 series lead.
The Series moved to Tropicana Field for game 3, and the Rays needed a victory badly. Chris Archer responded with a 5 hit gem, pitching 7 innings and holding the Mets to 1 run. The Rays offense came to life exploding for 7 runs in the 6th inning. Mark Teixeira started it off with a 2 run Homer, and after 3 straight singles, Wil Myers hit a 2 run double, giving the Rays an 8-1 victory.
Seth Lugo took the mound for the Mets in game 4 and got the Mets staff back on track. Combining with Logan Verrett, they held the Rays to 1 run on 6 hits. The Mets took an early lead in the 1st on Lucas Duda’s 2 run homer, which was all the Mets needed taking the victory 5-1, one game away from a championship.
Game 5 was a pitching duel between Harvey and Jake Ordizzi. Harvey got the win, going 8 innings, giving up 1 run on 7 hits, striking out 12. Daniel Murphy drove in both of the Mets runs, with a solo Home Run in the 3rd, and a run scoring Double in the 5th. The Rays tried to break things open in the bottom of the 5th. Joey Wendle opened the inning with a triple, and Reid Brignac followed with a double to close the gap to 2-1, but Harvey buckled down and struck out the side, preserving the lead, the victory, and the 2018 World Championship.
Michael Conforto led the Mets offense with a .412 Avg, 1.941 OPS, 4 doubles, 2 Home Runs and 5 RBI.
Wil Myers led the Rays offense with a .286 Avg, .857 OPS, 3 doubles and 2 RBI.

Rule 5 Draft Results


Evan Marshall - From Diamondbacks to White Sox
David Hernandez - From Orioles to Reds
David Phelps - From White Sox to Blue Jays
Jose Quintana - From White Sox to Cubs
Josh Tomlin - From Indians to Braves
Rick Porcello - From Tigers to Red Sox
Steven Cishek - From Royals to Cubs
Tyler Chatwood - From Angels to Cubs
Mike Wright - From Angels to Mariners
C.J. Cron - From Angels to Twins
Tim Federowicz - From Dodgers to Rangers
Javy Guerra - From Dodgers to Nationals
Kirby Yates - From Yankees to Padres
Tyler Clippard - From Yankees to Indians
Shawn Kelley - From Yankees to Rangers
Yangervis Solarte - From Yankees to Giants
Chasen Bradford - From Mets to Mariners
Travis d-Arnaud - From Mets to Rays
Nick Martini - From A's to Mariners
Dan Straily - From A's to Orioles
Matt Anriese - From Ray to Diamondbacks
Zach Duke - From Rangers to Reds
Kevin Pillar - From Blue Jays to Giants
Kendrys Morales - From Blue Jays to A's
Derek Holland - From Blue Jays to Giants
Craig Stammen - From Nationals to Padres


Wade Miley - From Orioles to Brewers
Alex Gordon - From White Sox to Royals
Tyler Flowers - From White Sox to Braves
Drew Pomeranz - From Angels to Red Sox
Kendrys Morales - From Angels to Blue Jays
Pat Neshek - From Twins to Phillies
Cory Gearrin - From Twins to Rangers
Joe Smith - From Mets to Astros
Luke Gregerson - From Padres to Cardinals
Logan Forsythe - From Padres to Twins
Juan Nicasio - From Cardinals to Mariners
Seung-hwan Oh - From Cardinals to Rockies
Steven Souza - From Rays to Diamondbacks
Peter Bourjos - From Rays to Braves
J A Happ - From Rangers to Yankees
Jordan Zimmerman - From Nationals to Tigers

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