Sunday, March 24, 2019

1948 Red Sox Season Replay: April Summary

 This is a 1948 Boston Red Sox Season Replay using the baseball simulation engine of Out of the Park Baseball

April is over in our 1948 Red Sox Season Replay and the Red Sox stand at 6-5 and two games out of first place. It has been a strange 11 games as the Red Sox offense is struggling while the pitching has been great.

The Red Sox have just four homers as a team which ranks 6th in the 8 team American League. Ted Williams and Vern Stephens have yet to homer. Billy Goodman is hitting a robust .476 while Bobby Doerr has three of the four Red Sox homers. Goodman has a 0.9 WAR which is tied for league best with Joe DiMaggio of the Yankees and Jerry Priddy of the Browns. Goodman also has current ten game hitting streak.

DiMaggio and Priddy are also tied for the league lead in homers at 5. Pat Mullin of the first place Tigers has driven in 15 runs which leads the AL.

The Cardinals are in first place in the National League and are being led by Enos Slaughter. Slaughter is hitting .467 with 2 homers and 13 runs batted in. The Dodgers are just one game back and they are being led by Jackie Robinson who is hitting .462

Below are the Red Sox team stats,  standings and league leaders for both the American League and National League  Click on pictures to enlarge them.

Detroit Tigers83.727-
New York Yankees73.700.5
Cleveland Indians63.6671.0
St. Louis Browns54.5562.0
Boston Red Sox65.5452.0
Philadelphia Athletics56.4553.0
Washington Senators48.3334.5
Chicago White Sox110.0917.0
St. Louis Cardinals72.778-
Boston Braves84.667.5
Brooklyn Dodgers74.6361.0
Pittsburgh Pirates74.6361.0
New York Giants66.5002.5
Chicago Cubs46.4003.5
Cincinnati Reds39.2505.5
Philadelphia Phillies29.1826.0

Friday, March 22, 2019

Win a Free Copy of Out of the Park Baseball 20

Today is a huge day as Out of the Park Baseball 20 is officially released. As many of you know, this blog loves Out of the Park Baseball. We use it for our Red Sox Replay Seasons and all the other historical projects we have done and written about.

Brad Cook and Markus Heinsohn have been really good to us over the years and once again have sent us two copies of the game and we are going to give one of them away.

So how can you win yourself a copy of this year's historic edition of Out of the Park Baseball? It is real simple and it's going to cater to those of you who are fans of the history of baseball and baseball simulation games. We run another blog called Retro Baseball which strictly is about historical simulations using Out of the Park Baseball. Currently we are simulation the 1964 season. We recently launched the blog and not many people know about it. So the contest is real simple, we are going do a random drawing of everyone who follows the Retro Baseball Twitter page and the Retro Baseball Facebook page.  How easy is that? We will do the random drawing at some point this weekend. Good luck to everyone. We need to get back to playing Out of the Park Baseball 20 now.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

1948 Red Sox Season Replay: Sox Fall to Yanks

This is a 1948 Boston Red Sox Season Replay using the baseball simulation engine of Out of the Park Baseball

April 30, 1948

 The New York Yankees racked up a win at Fenway Park, bumping off the Boston Red Sox, 6-2. Spec Shea, who started for New York, pitched effectively for his team. It was the 7th win in 10 games this year for the defending champion Yankees, who are picking up where they left off.

The Yankees got a big at-bat from left fielder Bobby Brown. For the game, Brown was 3-4 with a triple and a double. In the top of the eighth, with a runner on 2nd, he stroked a run-scoring triple. His 1st triple of the season gave New York a 3-2 lead. "I'm just happy to help the team win," Shea told the New York Times.

The Red Sox drop to 6-5 on the season and trail the first place Detroit Tigers by two games. The Red Sox will face the Yankees again tomorrow in Fenway Park. Joe Dobson, who is 2-1 with a 3.24 ERA will take the mound for the Red Sox while the Yankees will counter with Vic Raschi who is 1-2 on the year with a 7.41 ERA.

Rip Sewell of the Pittsburgh Pirates toyed with the Chicago Cubs today, blanking them 2-0 at Wrigley Field. He was almost untouchable, baffling them on a 6-hit shutout with 1 strikeout and 1 walk. "I'm sweating now because it's hot in here," Sewell said in the clubhouse after the game. "But it didn't even feel like I was sweating out there."

The St Louis Cardinals lead the way in the National League and enjoy a half game lead on the Boston Braves

New York Yankees (7-3)1000100406130
Boston Red Sox (6-5)000100100270

P. Rizzuto SS4121001.349110
S. Stirnweiss 2B3110100.32426
J. DiMaggio CF4010101.385511
T. Henrich RF5000005.28917
B. Johnson 3B5022001.37508
Y. Berra C4110004.415210
B. Brown LF4131002.38904
G. McQuinn 1B4121001.32417
S. Shea P3000002.00000
   A. Reynolds P0000000.00000
   a-B. Stewart PH1111000.50006
   J. Page P0000000.00000
a - B. Stewart pinch hit for A. Reynolds in the 8th

Doubles: B. Brown (1, 2nd Inning off E. Kinder, 0 on, 0 outs) Y. Berra (3, 8th Inning off E. Kinder, 0 on, 1 out)
Triples: B. Brown (1, 8th Inning off E. Kinder, 1 on, 1 out) B. Stewart (3, 8th Inning off E. Kinder, 1 on, 1 out)
Total Bases: S. Stirnweiss , P. Rizzuto 2 , G. McQuinn 2 , B. Johnson 2 , J. DiMaggio , B. Brown 6 , Y. Berra 2 , B. Stewart 3
2-out RBI: B. Johnson
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: P. Rizzuto , B. Brown , Y. Berra
Sac Bunt: S. Stirnweiss
Sac Fly: P. Rizzuto
Team LOB: 7

Double Plays: 1 (Johnson-Stirnweiss-McQuinn)
D. DiMaggio CF5110000.25005
J. Pesky 3B5010001.31002
T. Williams LF2100300.30806
B. Doerr 2B3010101.295310
B. Goodman 1B4020005.476111
V. Stephens SS4021002.25007
B. Tebbetts C3000012.34305
S. Spence RF3000105.06104
E. Kinder P3000021.00000
   a-S. Mele PH1000000.00000
   T. Hughson P00000001.00000
a - S. Mele pinch hit for E. Kinder in the 8th

Doubles: J. Pesky (1, 5th Inning off S. Shea, 0 on, 2 outs) B. Goodman (4, 7th Inning off A. Reynolds, 1 on, 2 outs) D. DiMaggio (5, 7th Inning off S. Shea, 0 on, 0 outs)
Total Bases: V. Stephens 2 , J. Pesky 2 , B. Goodman 3 , B. Doerr , D. DiMaggio2
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: V. Stephens , S. Spence , B. Goodman
GIDP: S. Spence
Hit by Pitch: B. Tebbetts
Team LOB: 10
S. Shea6.1622520120642.84   
A. Reynolds W (1-1)0.2100000861.35   
J. Page2.000001032200.00   
Game Score: S. Shea 50
Batters Faced: S. Shea 30, A. Reynolds 3, J. Page 6
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: S. Shea 7-9, A. Reynolds 0-2, J. Page 0-5
Pitches - Strikes: S. Shea 120-64, A. Reynolds 8-6, J. Page 32-20
Inherited Runners - Scored: A. Reynolds 1-0
WP: S. Shea
Hit Batsmen: S. Shea 
E. Kinder L (0-2)8.01366200106706.19   
T. Hughson1.0000000860.00   
Game Score: E. Kinder 30
Batters Faced: E. Kinder 38, T. Hughson 3
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: E. Kinder 12-11, T. Hughson 0-3
Pitches - Strikes: E. Kinder 106-70, T. Hughson 8-6 


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