Revised Goal

7 games to go in the 1984 Dwight Gooden season replay.

Doesn’t look like it’ll be done by the end of August.

New goal is to finish by mid-September.

A couple of other non-sport games are arriving in the next week or so, which means I’ll be busy checking those out as well.

Federation & Empire drew a lot of attention away from the Gooden replay.

Stay tuned!

1977: Duane Kuiper’s Home Run Game

40 years ago, this happened:

I replayed this game tonight, using Payoff Pitch Baseball, the only system where I have the 1977 season.

August 29, 1977: White Sox @ Indians, Cleveland Stadium

Final from Cleveland Stadium:

It didn’t quite turn out the same way, no home run by Duane Kuiper, but still a win for Rick Waits and the Indians.

I rerolled Kuiper’s first at-bat about 50 times, just to see if I could get the right combo (4 on 2d6 from the pitcher’s card, followed by 1-3 on d100 from the batter’s card) but it never rolled that way.

Ah well.

Congratulations on the 40th anniversary of the one career home run, Duane Kuiper.  That’s one more than I’ll ever hit in my lifetime.

1984: Dwight Gooden, Game 24

August 17, 1984: Mets vs. Giants @ Candlestick Park

Final from Candlestick Park:

I was looking forward to rolling this game.  It didn’t quite turn out to be the pitcher’s duel that the real game turned out to be.  On the contrary, it was a slugfest.

The Giants took an early lead and knocked Gooden out of the game.  The Mets countered with a George Foster grand slam, knocking Krukow out and taking the lead, but the Giants rallied for 2 in the bottom of the 7th and got the win.

Next opponent: Gooden vs. Hawkins @ Jack Murphy Stadium

Stay tuned!