APBAlone Project – 1969 Tourney Update: (#6) Pirates expose the (#11) Expos

PRELIMINARY ROUND (Best of Three)

SERIES #6

Series #6 of my 1969 APBA MLB tournament has the #6 Pittsburgh Pirates (88-74) vs the #11 expansion Montreal Expos (52-110).

Game 1:  Pittsburgh (Veale BX, 0-0) at Montreal (Stoneman CX, 0-0)

veale_bob_1969_topps  VS  stoneman_bill_1969_topps

Pittsburgh is down 5-3 after 3 when Expo Mack Jones belts a 3-run HR in the bottom of the 3rd.  Rusty Staub and Coco Laboy had hit solo homers in the 1st and 2nd innings for the Expos.  The Pirates tied the game briefly in the top of the 7th on a 2-run HR by Richie Hebner.  Montreal goes back on top in the bottom half of the 7th, with 2 runs, now a 7-5 Expos lead.  Down by 2 heading into the top of the 9th, the Pirates rally for 3 runs as relief ace Joe Gibbon shuts down the Expos in the bottom of the 9th.  Final score: Pirates 8, Expos 7.  The Pirates lead the series, 1 game to 0.

Game #1
 Jarry Parc

PITTSBURGH PIRATES (0-0) at MONTREAL EXPOS (0-0)
 Veale(PIT) vs. Stoneman(MON)

                     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R  H E
                     - - - - - - - - -   -  - -
 PITTSBURGH PIRATES  2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3   8 11 1
 MONTREAL EXPOS      1 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0   7  8 3

 W- Gibbon(1-0) L- McGinn(0-1)

 HR- (MON) Staub(1),in 1st Laboy(1),in 2nd Jones(1),in 3rd 
 (PIT) Hebner(1),in 7th 
 2B- (MON) Staub(1) 
 (PIT) Alley(1) 
 SF- (PIT) Sanguillen(1) 
 
Pittsburgh leads series 1 game to 0.

Game 2:  Montreal (Waslewski CYW, 0-0) at Pittsburgh (Blass CY, 0-0)

waslewski_gary_1970_topps  VS  blass_steve_1969_topps

Game 2 in Pittsburgh, Steve Blass shuts-out the potent expansion Expos lineup, with a CG 5-hitter.  Roberto Clemente goes 4 for 4 with 2 HR’s, a double and 4 RBI.  The final score:  Pittsburgh 6, Montreal 0.  Pittsburgh wins the series, 2 games to none.  The Pirates have earned themselves a NL Quarterfinal match-up vs the #3 NL seed, the Chicago Cubs.

Game #2
 Forbes Field

MONTREAL EXPOS (0-1) at PITTSBURGH PIRATES (1-0)
 Waslewski(MON) vs. Blass(PIT)

                     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R  H E
                     - - - - - - - - -   -  - -
 MONTREAL EXPOS      0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0  5 0
 PITTSBURGH PIRATES  2 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 x   6 15 0
 
 W- Blass(1-0) L- Waslewski(0-1)

 HR- (PIT) Clemente(1),in 3rd Clemente(2),in 5th 
 2B- (PIT) Alou(1) Clemente(1) Alou(2) Stargell(1)

Pittsburgh wins the series, 2 games to 0.  Montreal is eliminated.

 

The MVP of the series is Roberto Clemente:  6 for 8, 2 HR, 1 2B, 4 RBI, 5 R.

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SERIES STATS:

PITTSBURGH PIRATES - Batting

Name               G  PA  AB   R   H  BI 2B 3B HR BB SO SB     BA   SLG   OBP
=============================================================================
Clemente, Roberto  2   9   8   5   6   4  1  0  2  1  0  0   .750 1.625  .778
Oliver, Al         2   9   9   0   5   4  0  0  0  0  0  0   .556  .556  .556
Hebner, Richie     2   9   8   2   4   2  0  0  1  1  3  0   .500  .875  .556
Alou, Matty        2  10  10   2   4   1  2  0  0  0  0  0   .400  .600  .400
Stargell, Willie   2   9   8   3   3   0  1  0  0  1  2  0   .375  .500  .444
Mazeroski, Bill    1   4   3   0   1   0  0  0  0  1  0  0   .333  .333  .500
Blass, Steve       1   4   4   1   1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0   .250  .250  .250
Alley, Gene        2   9   9   1   2   0  1  0  0  0  2  0   .222  .333  .222
Moose, Bob         1   1   1   0   0   0  0  0  0  0  1  0   .000  .000  .000
Sanguillen, Manny  2   9   8   0   0   1  0  0  0  0  1  0   .000  .000  .000
Martinez, Jose     1   1   1   0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0   .000  .000  .000
Patek, Freddie     1   4   3   0   0   0  0  0  0  1  3  0   .000  .000  .250
Veale, Bob         1   1   1   0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0   .000  .000  .000
Pagan, Jose        1   1   0   0   0   0  0  0  0  1  0  0      -     - 1.000
=============================================================================
                      80  73  14  26  12  5  0  3  6 12  0   .356  .548  .400

PITTSBURGH PIRATES - Pitching

Name              GP GS    IP   H  RA  ER  BB  SO  W  L  Sv CG ShO  HR    ERA
=============================================================================
Gibbon, Joe        1  0   2.0   1   0   0   0   3  1  0   0  0   0   0   0.00
Blass, Steve       1  1   9.0   5   0   0   2   7  1  0   0  1   1   0   0.00
Moose, Bob         1  0   3.1   2   0   0   0   4  0  0   0  0   0   0   0.00
Veale, Bob         1  1   2.2   3   5   5   2   4  0  0   0  0   0   3  16.88
Dal Canton, Bruce  1  0   1.0   2   2   2   1   0  0  0   0  0   0   0  18.00
=============================================================================
                   5  2  18.0  13   7   7   5  18  2  0   0  1   1   3   3.50
MONTREAL EXPOS - Batting

Name              G  PA  AB   R   H  BI 2B 3B HR BB SO SB     BA   SLG   OBP
============================================================================
Waslewski, Gary   1   1   1   0   1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1.000 1.000 1.000
Staub, Rusty      2   8   7   2   3   3  1  0  1  1  0  0   .429 1.000  .500
Sutherland, Gary  2   9   7   1   2   0  0  0  0  2  1  0   .286  .286  .444
Laboy, Coco       2   7   7   1   2   1  0  0  1  0  4  0   .286  .714  .286
Cline, Ty         1   4   4   0   1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0   .250  .250  .250
Jones, Mack       2   8   8   1   2   3  0  0  1  0  2  0   .250  .625  .250
Phillips, Adolfo  2   6   6   1   1   0  0  0  0  0  2  0   .167  .167  .167
Brand, Ron        2   7   7   0   1   0  0  0  0  0  3  0   .143  .143  .143
Bailey, Bob       1   4   4   0   0   0  0  0  0  0  1  0   .000  .000  .000
Stoneman, Bill    1   2   2   0   0   0  0  0  0  0  2  0   .000  .000  .000
Fairly, Ron       2   6   5   0   0   0  0  0  0  1  1  0   .000  .000  .167
Wine, Bobby       2   7   6   1   0   0  0  0  0  1  1  0   .000  .000  .143
Reed, Howie       1   1   1   0   0   0  0  0  0  0  1  0   .000  .000  .000
============================================================================
                     70  65   7  13   7  1  0  3  5 18  0   .200  .354  .257
MONTREAL EXPOS - Pitching

Name            GP GS    IP   H  RA  ER  BB  SO  W  L  Sv CG ShO  HR    ERA
===========================================================================
Raymond, Claude  2  0   1.2   2   0   0   0   0  0  0   0  0   0   0   0.00
Reed, Howie      1  0   4.1   7   1   1   0   0  0  0   0  0   0   1   2.08
Stoneman, Bill   1  1   6.1   8   5   4   1   9  0  0   0  0   0   1   5.68
McGinn, Dan      2  0   2.2   2   3   2   4   1  0  1   0  0   0   0   6.75
Waslewski, Gary  1  1   2.0   7   5   5   1   2  0  1   0  0   0   1  22.50
===========================================================================
                 7  2  17.0  26  14  12   6  12  0  2   0  0   0   3   6.35

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