These are the final stats for the Finals of the Spring Classic Tournament AL/NL.
1927 New York Yankees vs 1993 Toronto Blue Jays the Yankees won the series 2-1 to move on to the Championship Series. It was their hitting that just over powered the Jays in games 1 & 3. In game 1 the Yankees won 8-1, game 2 they lost 5-4, & in game 3 they won 8-3. Their line up has just been hitting the ball all over the park. The team Avg. .312 & the Era 3.80 so far for the tournament. The leading hitters have been: J. Grabowski .417, L. Gehrig .400 18 hits,14 rbi's & 4 Hr's, M. Koenig .386 17 Hits, 13 rbi's, B. Paschal .385 15 Hits, 6 rbi's, & B. Ruth .341 14 Hits, 8 rbi's & 3 Hr's. On the pitching side W. Moore 3 Wins 0 Lost 2.22 Era, H. Pennock 2 Wins 0 Lost Era 2.51, W. Hoyt 2 Wins & 1 Lost Era 3.64. The teams overall record for the tournament is 8 Wins & 3 Lost. They are 8 Wins & 3 Loses so far. This series they just went right after the Jays and plucked all their feathers and left them standing out in the cold. So as this team moves onto the Championship series they appear to have to be the favorites to win it all. But the NL champions may have something to say about it.
1993 Toronto Blue Jays just never seem to get a chance to leave the nest and fly in this series. The 27 Yankees gave them all that they could handle and then some. The Jays played well in the tournament up to this series then they ran into this killing machine called murders row. They hit for a team Avg: 271 & a staff Era: 3.75. They were led by R. Alomar .462 18 Hits & 10 rbi's, P. Molitor .333 13 Hits, J. Olerud .316 with 12 Hits, & J. Carter .295 13 Hits & 12 rbi's. The pitching staff was solid for most of the series led by P. Hentgen 2 Wins & 2 Loses Era: 2.83, M. Eichhorn 1 Win 0 Loses Era: 3.14, A. Leiter 1 Win 1 Lose Era: 3.63, & D. Ward 1 Sv 5 innings pitched in relief 0 Hits & 0 Runs given up. The team finished with a 7 Wins & 2 Losts in the Tournament pretty good record but they just couldn't handle the Yankees cut & dice machine that rolled in on them like a blizzard. So they had to fly back up north and nest for the remainder of the tournament.
In the NL Finals it went down to 3 games to decide the winner just like in the AL Finals.
1957 Milwaukee Braves vs 1977 Philadelphia Phillies The Braves scored alot and often in this series against the Phils pitching staff. They have hit pretty good in the tournament as a team their Avg .274 & staff Era: 3.39 so it's been a nice combo for this team who seems to be on the war path to the Championship series. They have been led by the hitting of J. Adcock .429, W. Covington .375 12 Hits 9 rbi's, H. Aaron .333 with 14 Hits, 3 Hr's, 9 rbi's, J. Logan .333 14 Hits, & E. Mathews .297 11 Hits & 6 doubles in the tournament. The staff is being led by B. Buhl 2 Wins 0 Lost Era: 1.48, L. Burdette 2 Wins 0 Lost 3.23 Era, G. Conley 1 Win 0 Lost 3.00 Era & in relief D. McMahon 1 Win 0 Lost & 1 Save. His Era: 0.96 5 innings pitched 5 hits 1 run & 12 K's the staff has done a nice job of getting them into this position for a Championship. Their team record for the tournament is 8 Wins & 2 Losts that's the best record for any team. However as they move onto the Championship series they will have their work cut out for them if they want to hold the title of the best team in this years Spring Classic. This is one team that is prepared to go all the way just ask the Phillies as they were sent packing this was no Rocky story just a plain old beating.
1977 Philadelphia Phillies they played very well up to this series but then they could not get out of the way of the knock out punch. They hit for a team Avg. .286 & pitched to the tune of a staff Era .384 and finished with a team record of 7 Wins & 2 Lost. They were led by B. Boone .429 15 Hits & 4 doubles, B. McBride .400 14 Hits, 8 rbi's & 5 doubles with 9 runs scored, G. Maddox .342 13 Hits. In pitching S. Carlton 4 Wins 0 Lost Era 2.31, L. Christenson 2 Wins 1 Lost Era 4.20 & T. McGraw 2 saves Era 1.50. They lost game 1: 7-1 Game 2: they won 11 - 5, & Lost game 3: 7-2 they really played well in the tournament but just could not land that big punch that they needed. So as they pack up their equipment and leave for home this was one title fight they wish they could do over. The final countout for this team.
So here is the Spring Classic Championship Series match ups:
AL 1927 New York Yankees vs NL 1957 Milwaukee Braves this should be a good one.
Some final stats from the Tournament:
AL: Top Hitters: G. Goslin .579 Det, S. McInnis .500 Phil A's, G. Walker .500 Det.
Hr's: M. McGwire 4 Oak, & L. Gehrig 4 NYY. Rbi's: L. Gehrig 14 NYY. Longest hitting streak: 10 Games R. Alomar Tor. SB's R. Henderson - 2 & B. North -2. Wins 3 W. Moore NYY. Era: J. Palmer 0.00 Balt. Saves: 2- D. Eckersley Oak, 2- M. Rivera NNY, D. Ruether-2 NYY. K's: L. Gomez 16 NYY & O. HERNANDEZ 16 NYY.
NL: Top Hitters: A. Oliver .667 Pitts, C. Flood .556 St. Louis C. Hr's: 4 R. Cey L.A. Rbi's 9 H. Aaron Mil. & W. Covington 9 Mil. Longest Hitting Streak: J. Logan Mil-10 Games. SB's: 4- B. McBride Phil.
Wins: S. Carlton 4 Wins Phil. Era: 0.00 Many Tied. K's: 24 S. Carlton Phil. Saves: 2- T. McGraw Phil.
So as I move onto the Championship Series for the Spring Classic I can say that this has been a lot of fun to play this tournament with so many great teams and I look forward to making this a yearly thing with of course different teams with an invite to the champions from this years classic. I will update the Championship series upon completion I hope you have enjoyed the up dates as much as I have bringing it to you. Have a good week and you'll being hearing from me very soon.