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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

A drumbeat begins for The Master to win the Frick Award


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

THE MASTER NEEDS TO GET HIS DUE.

Parson Tom said...

A lot of people are saying. It's a groundswell of interest and support. Everybody who knows baseball says Sterling needs a plaque in Cooperstown.

HoraceClarke66 said...

It WAS an insane game:

—Doc Gooden, the Mets starter, in the midst of one of the greatest seasons in major-league history, which he would finish 24-4, with a 1.53 ERA, was unaccountably wild, and was pulled after 2 2/3, having surrendered 4 walks and 2 hits.

—Mets held a 7-4 lead going into the bottom of the 8th, but lost it on a 3-run homer by Dale Murphy.

—Mets tied it in the 9th on a Dykstra single.

—Mets went up, 10-8, in the 13th on a HoJo HR.

—Braves tied it at 10 in the 13th, on a Terry Harper HR off Tom Gorman.

—Camp error and Dykstra SF put Mets back in front in top of the 18th.

—The Camp HR.

—Mets scored 5 in the top of the 19th, to go up, 16-11.

—Bottom of the 19th, with 2 out and 1 on due to a Keith Hernandez error, Ron Darling walked 2 and gave up a 2-run single to Harper, before finally striking out...Rick Camp, with men on first and third.

The game, which had begun at 9 PM, ended around 5:30 in the morning...but the promised, Fourth of July fireworks went off as promised, leading many locals to call the police, sure that Atlanta was under attack.

The Mets finished with 28 hits and were 10-22 with runners in scoring position—but still left 20 men on base and grounded into 3 double-plays. Atlanta had 18 hits, and left 17 men on base.

Gorman ended up pitching 6 innings for the win. Doug Sisk pitched 4 1/3 innings without allowing an earned run.

It was Rick Camp's only major-league home run. He ended up a lifetime, .074 hitter, with 85 strikeouts in 197 plate appearances.

I think, if anything, The Master was understating it in calling it the craziest game ever played.

HoraceClarke66 said...

It WAS an insane game:

—Doc Gooden, the Mets starter, in the midst of one of the greatest seasons in major-league history, which he would finish 24-4, with a 1.53 ERA, was unaccountably wild, and was pulled after 2 2/3, having surrendered 4 walks and 2 hits.

—Mets held a 7-4 lead going into the bottom of the 8th, but lost it on a 3-run homer by Dale Murphy.

—Mets tied it in the 9th on a Dykstra single.

—Mets went up, 10-8, in the 13th on a HoJo HR.

—Braves tied it at 10 in the 13th, on a Terry Harper HR off Tom Gorman.

—Camp error and Dykstra SF put Mets back in front in top of the 18th.

—The Camp HR.

—Mets scored 5 in the top of the 19th, to go up, 16-11.

—Bottom of the 19th, with 2 out and 1 on due to a Keith Hernandez error, Ron Darling walked 2 and gave up a 2-run single to Harper, before finally striking out...Rick Camp, with men on first and third.

The game, which had begun at 9 PM, ended around 5:30 in the morning...but the promised, Fourth of July fireworks went off as promised, leading many locals to call the police, sure that Atlanta was under attack.

The Mets finished with 28 hits and were 10-22 with runners in scoring position—but still left 20 men on base and grounded into 3 double-plays. Atlanta had 18 hits, and left 17 men on base.

Gorman ended up pitching 6 innings for the win. Doug Sisk pitched 4 1/3 innings without allowing an earned run.

It was Rick Camp's only major-league home run. He ended up a lifetime, .074 hitter, with 85 strikeouts in 197 plate appearances.

I think, if anything, The Master was understating it in calling it the craziest game ever played.

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