APBAlone Project – 1969 Tourney Update: (#10) White Sox white wash the (#7) Yankees

AMERICAN LEAGUE

PRELIMINARY ROUND (Best of Three)

SERIES #3

Series #3 of my 1969 APBA MLB tournament has the #7 New York Yankees (80-81) vs the #10 Chicago White Sox (68-94).

While the #7 Yankees finished just 1 game under .500, the #10 White Sox found themselves just 4 games better than the #11 Pilots.  A series victory for the White Sox would mean an AL Quarterfinal match-up vs the AL West Division champs, the #2 Minnesota Twins.

Game 1:  New York (Stottlemyre BZ, 0-0) at Chicago (John BY, 0-0)

stottlemyre_mel_1969_topps  VS  john_tommy_1969_topps

With the Yankees up 1-0 after the top of the 1st, Gail Hopkins drives one deep to tie the score, 1-1 after 1.  Chicago starting pitcher, Tommy John, doubles home 2 runs in the bottom of the 4th to put the Chisox up 3-1 after 4.  Horace Clarke quickly ties the game with a 2-run homer in the top of the 5th, 3-3.  In the bottom of the 7th, Luis Aparicio singles and steals 2nd.  On a deep ground ball to short, Aparicio running on the pitch scores all the way from 2nd base, giving Chicago a 4-3 lead after 7.  In the bottom of the 8th, in as a defensive replacement, Ken Berry knocks a solo-homer, 5-3 Chisox.  Top of 9th, Bobby Murcer leads off the inning with a solo-homer.  John retires the next 3 Yankees, for the CG win.  Final score: 5-4 White Sox.  The White Sox lead the series, 1 game to 0.

Game #1
 Comiskey Park

 NEW YORK YANKEES (0-0) at CHICAGO WHITE SOX (0-0)
 Stottlemyre(NYY) vs. John(CHW)

                    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
                    - - - - - - - - -   - - -
 NEW YORK YANKEES   1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1   4 5 0
 CHICAGO WHITE SOX  1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 x   5 8 1

 W- John(1-0) L- Stottlemyre(0-1)

 HR- (CHW) Hopkins(1),in 1st Berry(1),in 8th 
 (NYY) Clarke(1),in 5th Murcer(1),in 9th 
 2B- (CHW) May(1) McCraw(1) John(1) 
 SB- (CHW) Aparicio(1) 
 (NYY) White(1) 
 HBP-(CHW) Herrmann(1)

Chicago leads series 1 game to 0.

Game 2:  Chicago (Horlen CZ, 0-0) at New York (Peterson BYZ, 0-0)

horlen_joe_1969_topps  VS  peterson_fritz_1969_topps

Game 2 moves to Yankee Stadium.  A pitcher’s dual ensued with the White Sox’ Joe Horlen putting up zeroes vs Fritz Peterson for New York.    Through 4 innings, the score was 0-0.  In the top of the 5th, Chicago finally plates a run as Walt “No-neck” Williams doubles home Bobby Knoop from 2nd.  The score remained 1-0 Chicago through 7.  In the top of the 8th, Chicago exploded for 4 runs on 3 hits, 2 walks and a HBP.  Peterson was knocked from the game.  5-0 White Sox heading to the bottom of the 8th.  New York, not ready to fold, scores 3 runs of their own, thanks to 2 walks, 2 hits and an E6.  5-3 Chisox after 8.  Wilbur Wood closed out the final 1-2/3rds for Chicago.  The final score:  Chicago 5, New York 3.  Chicago wins the series, 2 games to none.  The White Sox have earned themselves an AL Quarterfinal match-up vs the #2 AL seed, the Minnesota Twins.

Game #2
 Yankee Stadium

 CHICAGO WHITE SOX (1-0) at NEW YORK YANKEES (0-1)
 Horlen(CHW) vs. Peterson(NYY)

                    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
                    - - - - - - - - -   - - -
 CHICAGO WHITE SOX  0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0   5 5 1
 NEW YORK YANKEES   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0   3 7 1

 W- Horlen(1-0) S- Wood(1) L- Peterson(0-1)

 2B- (NYY) White(1) 
 (CHW) Horlen(1) Williams(1) Bradford(1) 
 CS- (NYY) Gibbs(1) 
 HBP-(CHW) Aparicio(1) McCraw(1) 
 SH- (NYY) Peterson(1) Peterson(2) 
 (CHW) Horlen(1)

Chicago wins the series, 2 games to 0.  New York is eliminated.

The MVP of the series is Tommy John:  9 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 10 SO, 1 CG

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SERIES STATS:

CHICAGO WHITE SOX - Batting

Name             G  PA  AB   R   H  BI 2B 3B HR BB SO SB     BA   SLG   OBP
===========================================================================
Horlen, Joe      1   4   3   0   1   0  1  0  0  0  1  0   .333  .667  .333
May, Carlos      1   3   3   0   1   0  1  0  0  0  0  0   .333  .667  .333
John, Tommy      1   3   3   0   1   2  1  0  0  0  1  0   .333  .667  .333
Aparicio, Luis   2   9   7   2   2   0  0  0  0  1  0  1   .286  .286  .444
Berry, Ken       2   5   4   1   1   1  0  0  1  1  0  0   .250 1.000  .400
Hopkins, Gail    1   4   4   1   1   1  0  0  1  0  0  0   .250 1.000  .250
Bradford, Buddy  2   5   5   1   1   1  1  0  0  0  2  0   .200  .400  .200
Pavletich, Don   2   5   5   1   1   1  0  0  0  0  2  0   .200  .200  .200
Knoop, Bobby     2   8   6   1   1   2  0  0  0  2  1  0   .167  .167  .375
McCraw, Tommy    2   7   6   2   1   0  1  0  0  0  0  0   .167  .333  .286
Williams, Walt   2   9   8   0   1   1  1  0  0  1  0  0   .125  .250  .222
Melton, Bill     2   9   9   0   1   0  0  0  0  0  2  0   .111  .111  .111
Herrmann, Ed     1   3   1   1   0   0  0  0  0  1  0  0   .000  .000  .667
===========================================================================
                    74  64  10  13   9  6  0  2  6  9  1   .203  .391  .301
CHICAGO WHITE SOX - Pitching

Name         GP GS    IP   H  RA  ER  BB  SO  W  L  Sv CG ShO  HR    ERA
========================================================================
Wood, Wilbur  1  0   1.2   2   0   0   0   0  0  0   1  0   0   0   0.00
Horlen, Joe   1  1   7.1   5   3   2   4   0  1  0   0  0   0   0   2.45
John, Tommy   1  1   9.0   5   4   3   3  10  1  0   0  1   0   2   3.00
========================================================================
              3  2  18.0  12   7   5   7  10  2  0   1  1   0   2   2.50
NEW YORK YANKEES - Batting

Name              G  PA  AB   R   H  BI 2B 3B HR BB SO SB     BA   SLG   OBP
============================================================================
Gibbs, Jake       1   4   4   0   3   0  0  0  0  0  0  0   .750  .750  .750
Murcer, Bobby     2   8   8   1   4   2  0  0  1  0  1  0   .500  .875  .500
White, Roy        2   8   6   1   2   2  1  0  0  2  0  1   .333  .500  .500
Kenney, Jerry     2   8   7   2   1   0  0  0  0  1  0  0   .143  .143  .250
Michael, Gene     2   8   8   1   1   0  0  0  0  0  1  0   .125  .125  .125
Clarke, Horace    2   9   9   1   1   2  0  0  1  0  0  0   .111  .444  .111
Woods, Ron        1   4   4   0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0   .000  .000  .000
Robinson, Bill    2   5   4   1   0   0  0  0  0  1  2  0   .000  .000  .200
Fernandez, Frank  2   5   4   0   0   0  0  0  0  1  2  0   .000  .000  .200
Pepitone, Joe     2   8   6   0   0   0  0  0  0  2  1  0   .000  .000  .250
Stottlemyre, Mel  1   3   3   0   0   0  0  0  0  0  3  0   .000  .000  .000
Peterson, Fritz   1   2   0   0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0      -     -     -
============================================================================
                     72  63   7  12   6  1  0  2  7 10  1   .190  .302  .271
NEW YORK YANKEES - Pitching

Name             GP GS    IP   H  RA  ER  BB  SO  W  L  Sv CG ShO  HR    ERA
============================================================================
Aker, Jack        1  0   1.0   0   0   0   0   1  0  0   0  0   0   0   0.00
Peterson, Fritz   1  1   7.2   4   4   4   3   5  0  1   0  0   0   0   4.70
Stottlemyre, Mel  1  1   8.0   8   5   5   2   3  0  1   0  1   0   2   5.63
Hamilton, Steve   1  0   0.1   1   1   1   1   0  0  0   0  0   0   0  27.00
============================================================================
                  4  2  17.0  13  10  10   6   9  0  2   0  1   0   2   5.29

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