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Posted 04-22-2009 at 10:52 PM by TommyJohn

Great to see the Sox recover from that beating yesterday to take one back.

Meanwhile, in APBALand, the 1936 Sox improved to 7-4 by beating the Boston Red Sox 9-6. Ted Lyons was the winner over Lefty Grove in a duel of Hall-of-Famers. The Sox coasted through the first 8.5 innings, jumping out to a 9-2 lead. Mike Kreevich contributed with a bases loaded triple early. In the 9th he followed up a Rip Radcliffe two-run homer with a solo shot.

Things got dicey in the 9th when Lyons failed to retire the first four batters in the inning, topping it off surrendering a grand slam to third baseman Bill Werber to draw the score close. However, he bore down, and with two out and a runner on first, induced the legendary Jimmie Foxx to ground into a 6-4 fielder's choice to wrap up the complete game victory. Lefty Grove went the distance in the loss, taking one for the Bosox, because I quite frankly was cramping up and didn't feel like shuffling for a relief pitcher and stopping to record the stats. Sorry, Lef.
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    APBA is an old friend. I was in a league for 18 years where I used to work. We had a league of 14-16 teams and would get together at lunchtime to roll dice in a 72-game season. Over time it's remarkable how closely the APBA game follows the real game. It's living proof of the law of averages.

    Jean Shepherd also talked about the White Sox of that era in one of his monologues. Part of it is here on the White Sox Sounds page: scroll down and under "Just For Laughs," click on "Balls."
    Posted 04-23-2009 at 08:57 AM by tebman tebman is offline
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    APBA is an old friend. I was in a league for 18 years where I used to work. We had a league of 14-16 teams and would get together at lunchtime to roll dice in a 72-game season. Over time it's remarkable how closely the APBA game follows the real game. It's living proof of the law of averages.

    Jean Shepherd also talked about the White Sox of that era in one of his monologues. Part of it is here on the White Sox Sounds page: scroll down and under "Just For Laughs," click on "Balls."
    Funny how I was just introduced to APBA last year by a baseball-loving ladyfriend of mine. I knew of "strat-o-matic" type baseball games for years, but never knew how readily availabale they were, until she sent me the link to the APBA website.

    I have never tried the Shepherd link, but will. I also remember his show "Jean Shepherd's America." One show was set in Comiskey Park and he told a story of the Sox of that era. I remember a really funny line about Zeke Bonura in particular-"Zeke would stand at first base yelling 'let 'im hit it! Let 'im hit it!' Let hin hit it? Zeke couldn't field a grapefruit!"
    Posted 04-23-2009 at 11:33 AM by TommyJohn TommyJohn is online now
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    Does APBA still make new season cards?

    I played Pursue the Pennant for a long time, but they went out of business and stopped making cards (although I think Dynasty League baseball continues PTP's ). I picked up a new SOM game a couple of years ago to go along with some of the old cards I had from the '85 season.
    Posted 04-25-2009 at 08:55 PM by Brian26 Brian26 is offline
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    Does APBA still make new season cards?

    I played Pursue the Pennant for a long time, but they went out of business and stopped making cards (although I think Dynasty League baseball continues PTP's ). I picked up a new SOM game a couple of years ago to go along with some of the old cards I had from the '85 season.
    Yes they do, they have seasons up to last year.

    One thing I don't like-they offer only full seasons, not indvidual teams. For instance, if I want to get the 1917 or 1983 Sox, I would have to blow 30 dollars to acquire every team in the set. I just couldn't order one team.

    here's the link to their site:

    http://www.apbagames.com/stadium/index.html
    Posted 04-26-2009 at 12:36 PM by TommyJohn TommyJohn is online now
 



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