Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Reggie Jackson doubles with 2 outs in 9th to Put Pennsylvania in Playoffs

 New York was one out from sweeping Pennsylvania to take the last playoff spot when Stan Musial walked and Reggie Jackson, called Mr. October for his history of clutch play, doubled him home to tie the game 3-3 and force a 10th inning. Pennsylvania scored again in the 10th to grab the last playoff spot away from the New York born players. 

Pennsylvania is 3-3 and swept Canada back in December 7-5 and 3-2, and would thus get 2nd place based on head-to-head even if Canada swept Puerto Rico to also finish 3-3.

New York won the opener of the series 4-1 behind Orel Hershiser .

Before playing our final regular season pool game between Pennsylvania and New York, we realized we had not yet looked up who was left and who was right on Pennsylvania, so we added that and listed at the bottom of the blog in case you had already printed their sheet without them noted.

With many of the greatest pitchers in the history of the game showing that great pitching can stop great hitting - the tournament games have averaged 3.2 runs per game. Roberto Clemente's Puerto Rico has had the top offense with 4.5 runs scored per game, while Florida has had the top defense with only 1.4 runs allowed per game.
RankDivision/TeamW  L   ScoredOff          AllowedDef
StandPacific WLScoredOffAllowedDef
1Texas (champs pool)424.22nd3.06th
2California (prelim pool)333.35th2.84th
3Central America343.18th3.99th
Stand     North W  L   ScoredOffAllowedDef
1Puerto Rico (champs pool)404.51st2.52nd
2Pennsylvania (prelim pool)333.53rd4.010th
3New York242.211th2.85th
1Florida (champs pool)412.610th1.41st
2Dominican Republic (prelim pool)423.27th2.53rd
3Venezuela (prelim pool)343.44th3.18th

Eliminated - Asia, Canada, Central America, Cuba, New York.

Preliminary Pool (6-game Round Robin) - California, Dominican Republic, Pennsylvania, Venezuela.

Championship Pool - Winner of Preliminary Pool plus Texas, Puerto Rico and Florida.

0Pennsylvania Line-up         Pos      
1Honus Wagner HOF6-SS
2Ken Griffey Jr. HOF7-OF
3Stan Musial HOF3-1B
4Reggie Jackson HOF7-OF
5Buddy Bell5-3B
6Hack Wilson HOF7-OF
7Roy Campanella HOF2-C
8Nellie Fox HOF4-2B
 Dick Allen3-1B
 Max Bishop4-2B
 Jack Clark7-OF
 Ken Griffey7-OF
 Whitey Kurowski5-3B
 Sherry Magee7-OF
 Lance Parrish2-C
 Mike Piazza HOF2-C
 Eddie Stanky4-2B
 Gene Tenace2-C
 Bobby Wallace HOF6-SS
ThPennsylvania PitchingPB 
 Ed Walsh (HOF)2-9' 
 Christy Mathewson (HOF)2-8' 
 Rube Waddell (HOF)2-8' 
 Mike Mussina (HOF)2-8' 
 Eddie Plank (HOF)2-8' 
 Stan Coveleski (HOF)2-8' 
 Bucky Walters2-8' 
 Bobby Shantz2-8' 
 Curt Simmons2-8' 
 Jamie Moyer2-8' 
 Bob Shawkey2-7' 
 Sam McDowell2-7' 
 Ken Raffensberger2-7' 
 Mark Gubicza4-7' 
 Ray Caldwell4-7' 
 Bruce Sutter (HOF)2-8' 
 Sparky Lyle2-8' 
 Herb Pennock (HOF)2-8'

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