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In honor of actor Andy Garcia and his (unintentionally) hilarious reaction to Sofia (Mary Corleone) Coppola's death scene in "The Godfather, Part III."
APBA thoughts about a season of APBA baseball


Posted 04-22-2009 at 11:52 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

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...
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Posted 04-14-2009 at 10:47 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 04-15-2009 at 09:59 AM by TommyJohn

I more or less use a set lineup for the games:

Rip Radcliff, LF
Mike Kreevich, CF
Dixie Walker, RF
Zeke Bonura, 1B
Luke Appling, SS
Jackie Hayes, 2B
Jimmie Dykes, 3B
Luke Sewell, C

My pitching rotation isn't exactly a bunch of worldbeaters. In order to keep track of the rotation, I am simply using the starters of the real games, as gleaned from retrosheet. So far it has been mostly John Whitehead and Monty Stratton, who was two...
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Posted 04-14-2009 at 10:31 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 04-15-2009 at 10:31 AM by TommyJohn

So far my APBA record with the 1936 White Sox is 6-4. The real-life 1936 squad was 4-6 at the same point, in the midst of an eight-game losing streak that would drop them to 4-9. Still, they would bounce back to finish at 81-70 and see the light of the first division for the first time since the 1920 doomed-by-scandal squad.

The games I have played are fun, despite the fact that they are cards and dice, not real games. Cards and dice don't take into account the human element-brushback...
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Posted 04-14-2009 at 12:07 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

I ordered 1936 and got it in the mail a couple of weeks ago. I printed up the White Sox games from that year. My head was swimming with the possibilities. First off, I would play the games in exact order of the retrosheet list. However, I would introduce interleague play-just to break up the monotony-and also to utilize every team in the set. I will play every team in the NL at least three times except for the Cubs. Why? Because the 1930's was the era of the "City Series" between the White...
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Posted 04-13-2009 at 11:53 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

I have, in my 40th year, discovered the wonders of "APBA" baseball, the kind played with playing cards and rolls of the dice. I had a similar game made by Sports Illustrated from 1970, but never got into APBA. Don't know why, guess I never botherd to look for it.

I had been on whatifsports.com for a while, but grew bored with computer simulations. Not only did it not account for the "human" element of the game, but it was over in two seconds. So I quit going there...
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