APBAlone Project – 1969 Tourney Update: AL Quarterfinals – (#5) Red Sox roll to semi’s over the (#4) Athletics

Series #12 has the #4 Oakland Athletics (88-74) vs the #5 Boston Red Sox (87-75).

Game 1:  Oakland (Hunter BYZ, 0-0) at Boston (Nagy BW, 0-0)

hunter_jim_1969_topps  VS  nagy_mike_1970_topps

Game 1, Fenway Park in Boston:  Built up as a potential slug-fest, with 2 evenly matched teams.  Boston used the long ball early, with George “Boomer” Scott knocking a 2-run HR in the bottom of the 2nd.  Oakland ties it when Reggie Jackson goes deep, a 2-run blast, 2-2 after 3.  Danny Cater hits a solo-HR for Oakland in the top of the 4th.  But Boston responds with 2 more 2-run homers, first Reggie Smith, then after a walk, Tony Conigliaro goes deep.  6-3 Boston after 4.  Boston adds 3 in the bottom of the 8th.  Final score: Red Sox 9, Athletics 3.  The Red Sox lead the series, 1 game to 0.

Game #1
 Fenway Park

OAKLAND ATHLETICS (0-0) at BOSTON RED SOX (0-0)
 Hunter(OAK) vs. Nagy(BOS)

                    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9    R  H E
                    - - - - - - - - -    -  - -
 OAKLAND ATHLETICS  0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0    3  8 1
 BOSTON RED SOX     0 2 0 4 0 0 0 3 x    9 11 0

 W- Nagy(1-0) L- Roland(0-1)

 HR- (BOS) Scott(2),in 2nd Smith(1),in 4th Conigliaro(1),in 4th 
 (OAK) Jackson(1),in 3rd Cater(1),in 4th 
 3B- (BOS) Jones(1) 
 2B- (BOS) Conigliaro(1) 
 (OAK) Cater(1) 
 SB- (OAK) Monday(1) 
 CS- (OAK) Hunter(1) 

Boston leads series 1 game to 0.

Game 2:  Boston (Culp CY, 0-1) at Oakland (Odom BY, 0-0)

culp_ray_1969_topps  VS  odom_john_1969_topps

Game 2, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland:  It did not take long for either team to get a crooked number on the scoreboard.  Rico Petrocelli hits a 3-run HR in the top of the 1st, with all 3 runs unearned to John “Blue Moon” Odom after Carl Yastrzemski had reached on an error with 2 outs.  But in the bottom of the 1st, with the bases loaded and 2 outs, Rick Monday hits a grand slam, the first GS of the tournament.  4-3 Oakland after 1.  Like Boston has done throughout this tourney, they respond with a 2-run homer in the top of the 2nd, by Mike Andrews.  5-4 Boston after 2.  The long-ball would be Oakland’s un-doing as Reggie Smith hits a 3-run homer in the top of the 5th, knocking out Oakland starter, Odom.  Going back-to-back, Petrocelli’s solo-HR, puts Boston up 9-4 after 5.  While Boston walked 11 Oakland batters, Oakland could not keep up with the scoring pace set by Boston.  Final Score:  Boston 10, Oakland 6.  With a 2-0 series win, the #5 Boston Red Sox (4-1 overall) will advance to the AL Semifinals vs the #2 AL seed, the Minnesota Twins.  The Oakland Athletics (0-2) are eliminated.

Game #2
 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

BOSTON RED SOX (1-0) at OAKLAND ATHLETICS (0-1)
 Culp(BOS) vs. Odom(OAK)

                    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9     R  H E
                    - - - - - - - - -     -  - -
 BOSTON RED SOX     3 2 0 0 4 0 1 0 0    10 10 0
 OAKLAND ATHLETICS  4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0     6  7 3

 W- Culp(1-1) L- Odom(0-1)

 HR- (OAK) Monday(1),in 1st 
 (BOS) Petrocelli(2),in 1st Andrews(1),in 2nd Smith(2),in 5th Petrocelli(3),in 5th 
 2B- (OAK) Green(1) 
 (BOS) Yastrzemski(2) Satriano(1) 
 CS- (OAK) Campaneris(1) 
 HBP-(OAK) Jackson(1)  
Boston wins the series, 2 games to 0. Oakland is eliminated.

The MVP of the series is Tony Conigliaro:  7 for 8, 1 HR, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R

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TOURNAMENT STATS:

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red_sox_batting

red_sox_pitching

 

athletics

athletics_batting

athletics_pitching

Hitting the first grand slam in 1969 tourney play:

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Next Series (NL Quarterfinals):

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2 thoughts on “APBAlone Project – 1969 Tourney Update: AL Quarterfinals – (#5) Red Sox roll to semi’s over the (#4) Athletics

  1. Wait, what? Hunter pitched in game 2 as well? or did you mean Odom (giving up Petro’s HR)? Anyway, bittersweet to see Tony C. out there once again bombing the ball. Such a shame what happened to him. 😦

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