Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Homers by Reggie Jackson, Griffey Jr. (Grand slam) Put PA on Verge of Finals, Eliminate Venezuela

When we played our Statis-Pro World Baseball Classic of current players a few years ago, the Dominican Republic beat Venezuela in the finals. Scroll to bottom for links to the greatest Venezuelan and Pennsylvanian players of all time.

However, we found when playing all time teams our state teams featuring players from the past 120 years simply had too much talent for teams from other countries that started playing MLB ball much later.

Puerto Rico will be the only national team in our final four, joining Texas and Florida. Unless California wins their remaining four games the other finalist will be Pennsylvania, which destroyed Venezuela 13-4 and then held on 4-2 to improve to 4-0. California is 1-1 so would need to sweept the Dominican Republic and then sweep Pennsylvania to finish 5-1 and push Pennsylvania down to 4-2

The only other longshot scenario is that they split with The Dominican Republic and then not only sweep PA but beat them twice by huge margins since runs allowed are the next time breaker and they have already allowed more runs in 4 games than PA has allowed in four games.

Here are the scoresheet followed by both rosters linked to their baseball reference page.

Here are the Statis-Pro rosters for the greatest players of all time from both places. You can click for each player's baseball reference page, and also use this to make out the names of the players on the scoresheets above.

Pennsylvania GreatestPos
Dick Allen3-1B
Buddy Bell5-3B
Max Bishop4-2B
Ray CaldwellP
Roy Campanella2-C
Jack Clark7-OF
Stan CoveleskiP
Nellie Fox4-2B
Ken Griffey7-OF
Ken Griffey Jr.7-OF
Mark GubiczaP
Reggie Jackson7-OF
Whitey Kurowski5-3B
Sparky LyleP
Sherry Magee7-OF
Christy MathewsonP
Sam McDowellP
Jamie MoyerP
Stan Musial3-1B
Mike MussinaP
Lance Parrish2-C
Herb PennockP
Mike Piazza2-C
Eddie PlankP
Ken RaffensbergerP
Bobby ShantzP
Bob ShawkeyP
Curt SimmonsP
Eddie Stanky4-2B
Bruce SutterP
Gene Tenace2-C
Rube WaddellP
Honus Wagner6-SS
Bobby Wallace6-SS
Ed WalshP
Bucky WaltersP
Hack Wilson7-OF
Venezuela GreatestPos
Bobby Abreu7-OF
Ronald Acuna Jr.7-OF
Edgardo Alfonzo5-3B
Jose Altuve4-2B
Wilson AlvarezP
Henderson Alvarez IIIP
Luis Aparicio6-SS
Miguel Cabrera3-1B
Carlos CarrascoP
Jhoulys ChacinP
Dave Concepcion6-SS
Willson Contreras2-C
Kelvim EscobarP
Andres Galarraga3-1B
Freddy GarciaP
Carlos Gonzalez7-OF
Ramon Hernandez2-C
Felix HernandezP
Omar Infante4-2B
Luis LealP
Venezuela Line-upPos
Pablo LopezP
German MarquezP
Victor Martinez3-1B
Melvin Mora5-3B
Magglio Ordonez7-OF
Salvador Perez2-C
Eduardo RodriguezP
Francisco RodriguezP
Anibal SanchezP
Johan SantanaP
Eugenio Suarez5-3B
Ranger SuarezP
Cesar Tovar7-OF
Ugueth UrbinaP
Felipe VazquezP
Omar Vizquel6-SS
Carlos ZambranoP

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