Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Thursday, June 3, 2010

A Giant Tournament Round 2 - 1911 Giants vs. 1980 Giants

Game 1: Darrell Evans homered twice and Mike Ivie homered once as the 1980 Giants took game 1 of the series. Ed Whitson had a shutout going until the 9th inning when a Johnnie LeMaster error allowed one run to score. Rube Marquard took the loss. 1980 7, 1911 1.

Game 2: The 1911 Giants scored seven runs in the 4th, 5th, and 6th innings. Larry Doyle had the big blow with a bases loaded triple in the 5th inning. Even though they made four errors the 1911 team still came out on top. 1911 7, 1980 4

Game 3: Vida Blue pitched a masterpiece. He allowed two hits and no runs. Terry Whitfield tripled to score Blue in the third inning and then Whitfield hit a 3-run homer in the 7th inning to seal the victory. 1980 Giants 6, 1911 Giants 0.

Game 4: Christy Mathewson had that whole "Pitching in A Pinch" thing working in this game. He allowed ten hits but didn't allow anyone to score. Josh Devore was the hitting star for the 1911 team as he went 3 for 5 with a triple, 2 RBI, 3 runs scored, and an inside the park homer in the 8th inning. 1911 8, 1980 0.

Game 5: Jack Clark was the hitting star in this one. He hit a 2-run double (and scored on an error) in the first inning and he hit a 2-run homer in the third inning. Ed Whitson got the win with help from Gary Lavelle and Greg Minton. The 1911 Giants had runners on second and third with one out in the ninth inning but Minton was able to hold them without scoring. 1980 6, 1911 5.

Game 6: Darrell Evans had the big blow in this game when he hit a grand slam in the 3rd inning. John Montefusco and Al Holland combined to allow only two runs and the 1980 Giants came away with the series win. 1980 6, 1911 2.
Unfortunately the game doesn't separate the stats from each round of the tournament. Here are the stats for each team through two rounds:

1980 Giants Batting Stats

1980 Giants Pitching Stats

1911 Giants Batting Stats

1911 Giants Pitching Stats

This is the second round in a row in which the 1980 Giants have been able to score an upset. This time they knocked off the #1 seed. The 1911 team had a couple of things working against it. The team made a lot of errors, which wouldn't have been a real big deal in 1911 but the errors are a killer when playing a modern team. The game also made a 4-man rotation for each team. Something tells me Mr. McGraw would have shortened the rotation and had Christy Mathewson pitch more.


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