top of page
file.jpg
  • Writer's pictureSSTN Admin

The Ultimate Yankee Series: Game One

For those who may have missed my previous post, I’m running a simulation of a “what if” type of a World Series between the 1927 Yankees and the 1998 Yankees. I’ll be using the Strat-O-Matic game. Learn more about Strat at http://www.strat-o-matic.com/ .

For the sake of this project, I’ll consider the 1998 team as the home team in games one, two, six and seven. The DH will be used when the ‘98s are home team.

GAME ONE Lineups: 1927 (Visitor) Earle Combs CF, Mark Koenig SS, Babe Ruth LF, Lou Gehrig 1B, Bob Meusel LF, Tony Lazzeri 2B, Joe Dugan 3B, Pat Collins C, Cedric Durst DH https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1927.shtml

1998 (Home) Chuck Knoblauch 2B, Derek Jeter SS, Paul O’Neill RF, Bernie Williams CF, Darryl Strawberry DH, Tino Martinez 1B, Scott Brosius 3B, Jorge Posada C, Tim Raines LF https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1998.shtml

Starting Pitchers: HOF right-hander Waite Hoyt (22-7, 2.63) goes for the ’27 Yanks against southpaw David Wells (18-4, 3.49) of the ’98 squad.

Summary: The ‘27s got on the scoreboard right away due to the ‘98s generosity, as Ruth reached second on a Scott Brosius throwing error with two outs. Lou Gehrig made them pay for the miscue as he singled in the Babe.

Torre’s boys tied the game in the bottom of the second on a Tino Martinez homer. The ‘27s took the lead in the fourth after Bob Meusel reached on another ’98 error, this one by Wells. Tony Lazzeri singled in Meusel and the ‘27s had a 2-1 lead.

In the fifth, Babe ripped a homer and it was now 3-1, ‘27s.

That was all of the scoring for the night. The ‘98s put two runners on with nobody out in the seventh, and Bernie Williams led off with a double in the ninth, but Hoyt skillfully got out of both jams.

1927 Yankees 3, 1998 Yankees 1. The 1927 Yankees lead 1-0 on the best-of-seven series.

What went right: The Babe was the only hitter with two hits, including his homer…Hoyt scattered five hits in his complete game win….Wells hurled a gallant eight innings, allowing only one earned run.

What went wrong: ‘98s fielding problems led to first two ‘27s runs….’98s top of lineup had two hits in fifteen at bats.

Final Thought: With all of the firepower on both teams, the opener of the series turned out to be a pitcher’s duel!

What’s next: “El Duque”, Orlando Hernandez (12-4, 3.13) tries to even the series against Urban Shocker (18-6, 2.84).

Comentarios


dr sem.png

Start Spreading the News is the place for some of the very best analysis and insight focusing primarily on the New York Yankees.

(Please note that we are not affiliated with the Yankees and that the news, perspectives, and ideas are entirely our own.)

blog+image+2.jpeg

Have a question for the Weekly Mailbag?

Click below or e-mail:

SSTNReaderMail@gmail.com

SSTN is proudly affiliated with Wilson Sporting Goods! Check out our press release here, and support us by using the affiliate links below:

587611.jpg
583250.jpg
Scattering the Ashes.jpeg

"Scattering The Ashes has all the feels. Paul Russell Semendinger's debut novel taps into every emotion. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll reexamine those relationships that give your life meaning." — Don Burke, writer at The New York Post

The Least Among Them.png

"This charming and meticulously researched book will remind you of baseball’s power to change and enrich lives far beyond the diamond."

—Jonathan Eig, New York Times best-selling author of Luckiest Man, Opening Day, and Ali: A Life

From Compton to the Bronx.jpg

"A young man from Compton rises to the highest levels of baseball greatness.

Considered one of the classiest baseball players ever, this is Roy White's story, but it's also the story of a unique period in baseball history when the Yankees fell from grace and regained glory and the country dealt with societal changes in many ways."

foco-yankees.png

We are excited to announce our new sponsorship with FOCO for all officially licensed goods!

FOCO Featured:
carlos rodon bobblehead foco.jpg
bottom of page